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LOCAL NEWS

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keen to join the international media frenzy outside the now infamous residence

HORIZONS, the now infa-
mous home of deceased B-list
celebrity Anna Nicole Smith,
has become a prime attraction
for tourists and international
media.

Tour guides are offering $20
trips for the “Anna Nicole
Estates Tour” which features
locations publicised during the
celebrity’s stay in the Bahamas.

The tour starts from Lynden
. Pindling International Airpart,
moves on to Lakeview, Ceme-
tery -- where. her son-Daniel is
buried - then to Doctors Hos-
pital and Horizons.
Reportedly rental cars and

property value
$u you get the right
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hotel bookings have increased
dramatically with the upcoming
media frenzy expected for the
funeral of ‘Anna Nicole.

Tourists have lined up in
front of Horizons taking group
photos, backing up traffic along
the Eastern Road.

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Anna Nicole died on Febru-
ary 8 at the Seminole Hard
Rock Hotel and Casino in Hol-
lywood, Florida. Her son,
Daniel Wayne Smith, died only
months earlier on September
10, 2006, in her hospital room.
He had been visiting Anna
Nicole and his newborn sister
Dannielynn, who was born on
September 7.

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father of the child. However,
Anna Nicole’s close friend
Howard K Stern also claims to
have fathered the child who,
according to all estimates, may
inherit close to $500 million
from Anna Nicole’s first mar-
riage to oil tycoon J Howard
Marshall.

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not get oil
just from
Venezuela

@ GUYANA
Georgetown

GUYANA will buy only
half of the oil offered by
Venezuela under a deal with
preferential terms, and will
still make purchases from
Trinidad, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Guyana will buy about
5,000 barrels per day from its
South American neighbor,
rather than the 10,000 barrel
quota allocated under
Venezuela’s regional Petro-
Caribe deal, the director of
the national energy agency,
Joseph O’Lall, said Wednes-
day.

The government is not will-
ing to put all its “eggs in one
basket,” O’Lall told the
Stabroek News for its
Wednesday editions.

Oscar Clarke, general sec-
retary of the main opposition
People’s National Congress,
said “it is best not to get all

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your supplies from one source -:;

in the event of eventualities.”
Guyana expects its first
shipment of 5,000 barrels from
Venezuela in May. Trinidad
supplies Guyana with the
same amount per day.
Guyana is one of 14
Caribbean countries in
Venezuela’s regional Petro-
caribe program, under which
they receive preferential
terms to buy oil. As part of
the deal, Venezuela helps
fund the building of infra-
structure needed to receive
and distribute the fuel.
Petrocaribe is widely seen
as a bid by President Hugo
Chavez to make inroads in
the Caribbean, where the
United States is a major trad-
ing partner. Chavez, long at
odds with Washington, calls
Petrocaribe an alternative to
US-backed trade deals.

Venezuela
seeking to.
sell Citgo
refinery

@ VENEZUELA
Caracas

PRESIDENT Hugo
Chavez said Friday that
Venezuela is seeking to sell
at least one more US-based
Citgo refinery because he
would prefer to bring the ben-
efits of the business to anoth-
er country, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Venezuela’s state oil com-
pany, which wholly owns Cit-
go Petroleum, soid off its

stake in a 268,000 barrell-a-

day Lyondell refinery in
Texas in August.

“Do we want to sell anoth-
er? Yes, we’re looking because
it’s not a good business for us,”
said Chavez during his radio
talk show, “Hello President".

Chavez has said the seven
refineries Citgo now has are
bad business for the world’s
eighth-largest oil exporter
because they buy Venezuelan
crude at a discount and do not
pay taxes in Venezuela.

Chavez said he would pre-
fer “a 1,000 times more” to
refine Venezuelan oil in
Nicaragua, Jamaica, Brazil or
another country friendly with
Venezuela instead of the
United States.



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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007, PAGE 3





0 In brief

Mitchell
speaks on
abolition of
slave trade

MINISTER of Foreign
Affairs Fred Mitchell spoke at a
church service on Sunday on
the abolition of the transatlantic
slave trade.

At the New Covenant Bap-
tist Church, Mr Mitchell told
the congregation: “I hope you
see how the modern history of
The Bahamas is influenced by
what happened 200 years ago.

“We are still struggling with the
meaning of this for our people,
their self esteem, and their right to
exist as human beings within their
own skin and not suffer because
of it. It is important that our chil-
dren continue to know the story
and continue to tell the story.

In 1807 Britain passed a law
forbidding the transportation of
slaves from Africa to the new
world, which it enforced with
the Navy. However, slavery was
not abolished in the Bahamas
until 1834.

Mr Michell announced that
the South African government
has asked the Bahamas to host
the follow-up regional confer-
ence on the African Diaspora
in the Caribbean and it has
agreed to do so.

UK firm not to
renew water
contract in
Guyana

@ GUYANA
Georgetown

THE British company man-
aging Guyana's water sector will
not be granted a contract exten-
sion since it failed to adequate-
ly improve service in the South
American nation over its five-

’ year contract, a government

official announced Saturday,
according to Associatred Press.

Birmingham-based Severn
Trent Water International, the
global arm of Severn Trent
PLC, neglected to meet new
customer targets and boost rev-
enue collection since 2002,
when the firm was hired to
improve Guyana's ailing water
sector, according to Water Min-
ister Harry Nawbatt.

"We are terminating the con-
tract with the company. The
only reason is that they have
failed to meet targets as we
have together stipulated," Naw-
batt said.

Severn started its five-year
contract to manage the sector
in 2002 amid complaints from
consumers about poor water
quality. The British company
inherited about US$5 million in
debt from state-owned Guyana
Water, which the government
criticised as poorly managed.

The British company, which
did not immediately return calls
for comment, will wind up its
operations shortly as the
Guyanese government seeks a
new firm to oversee the water
sector in the nation of roughly
730,000 people.

Mine resumes
production
after strike of
four weeks

@ SURINAME
Paramaribo

SURINAMBE’S Rosebel gold
mine, majority-owned by
Canada’s JAMGold, has
resumed production after a
nearly four-week strike, a mine -
spokesman said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.

Workers returned to their
posts Monday after reaching a
new collective bargaining agree-
ment with the company,
Rosebel Gold Mines NV
spokesman Roy van Aerde said.
Exact details of the accord were
not immediately available.

Employees walked out on
January 25, saying negotiations
were moving too slowly, and
gates and doors at the mine
were welded shut the same day.
The union has denied allega-
tions that workers were respon-
sible for welding the gates.

But on Tuesday van Aerde
said: “Everything has been
cleaned up or restored, and all
units are operational.”

Union chairman Errol Sni-
jders did not immediately return
calls seeking comment.

Rosebel became a subsidiary
of Toronto-based I[AMGold
when that company bought
Cambior Inc. in late 2006.
IAMGold owns 95 per cent of
the mine, and the rest belongs -
to the Surinamese government.

PM condemned

for ‘God is for
PLP’ comments

Bi By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE FNM, criticising the
PLP’s anchor project and oth-
er investment schemes, poked
fun at the governing party and
its leader for suggesting that
God was on the side of the
PLP, and that anyone who
opposes them would have to
answer to God.

According to the party’s
website commentary posted
yesterday, Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie should “hope and
pray, as Abraham Lincoln did,
that he is on God’s side.

“He and his band surround-
ed by pomp and circumstance
and the trappings of office are
living in a world of make
believe.

“The leader of the governing
party claims that his anchor
project policy is having a
‘transformative’ effect on just
about every island. Tell that
to the people of Inagua, Ack-
lins and Crooked Island, Long
Island, Eleuthera, Cat Island;
Andros and elsewhere who
have yet to experience this so-
called transformation he’s talk-
ing about. ,

“He claims that he has
brought in $18 billion worth of
investment. If this were so, our
foreign reserves would have
been sky-high, banks would-
n’t have a liquidity shortage
and the average Bahamian’s
standard of living and bank
account would be rising rapid-
ly.

“Unfortunately, Mr Christie
believes those architects’
sketches and models, comput-



M@ PERRY Christie has been criticised by the FNM for
suggesting God was.on the side of the PLP

-er-generated images and heads

of agreements are the same as
bricks and mortar, jobs and
wealth for the Bahamian peo-
ple,” the commentary read.

The FNM said that Mr
Christie is, in fact, clueless that
his much publicised “anchor
project schemes” will in
essence turn Bahamians into
second-class citizens in their
own country.

Despite this, the party said,
Mr Christie is “racing” to give
away even more land in the
run-up to the general elec-
tion.

“Basking in the splendid iso-
lation, he continues to ignore
an unending parade of PLP
scandals and indiscretions. So,
in his mind, Shane Gibson’s
actions were beyond reproach;
the fight in the Cabinet Room
was a little tussle; and those

Korean boats never came to
the Bahamas.
“Meanwhile his propagan-

da machine is trying to spin ©

hay into gold. He started that
process by claiming they had
achieved just about everything
in their 2002 manifesto.

“He must be delusional. Just
read through a copy of their
‘plan’ and use a pen to tick off
all the things they have not
done. They cannot even
change the boundaries ina
timely manner.

“They promised in their
‘plan’ that they would change
the boundaries at least six
months before the election. So
said, but not done. Even
though they had fewer candi-
dates to name, they have
lagged behind the FNM. And
that’s where they'll stay,” the
party said.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE







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NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
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What is all the fuss about?

SOMETIMES IT IS difficult to follow Prime
Minister Christie’s reasoning.

During a recent radio interview conducted
by Sean McWeeney, former attorney general,
Mr Christie complained that there were “forces
in this country” who were pushing former prime
minister Ingraham back into politics.

Anyone who knows Mr Ingraham knows that
nobody can push him anywhere. However, he is
open to discussion and to convincing. He is not
so stupid that he cannot see that when situations
change, there is also wisdom in changing his
mind.

In the euphoria of winning the 1992 elec-
tion, and in the wake of the defeat of the Pin-
dling government, which after 25 years had lost
touch with the Bahamian electorate, Bahamians
could relate to Mr Ingraham’s declaration that
he would seek no more than two terms as prime
minister. After all they were in no mood for
another 25 years of misrule by any leader. It was
a dumb statement for Mr Ingraham to have
made at the time, but it sat well with the people.

We say “dumb” because under the West-
minster system of government a politician does
not limit his term of office, he continues to
serve until the people are ready to dismiss him.
At the end of two terms Mr Ingraham’s gov-
ernment was defeated at the polls.

Having sat out a term, Mr Ingraham was
convinced by many Bahamians that his lead-
ership abilities were desperately needed. The
‘people had had five years of PLP rule by com-
mittees and commissions, one delay followed
another, decisions were deferred with much
promised, but little accomplished — a drifting
government without a strong hand on the tiller,
allowing many ministers free rein to do as they

- pleased. As someone from Freeport remarked
yesterday: “We are ready for a change. In fact
we are desperate for a strong government with
vision.”

_ So there were many concerned persons in the
community who tried to convince Mr Ingra-
ham that times had changed, and so it was time
for him to change his mind on his two-term
promise. He rebuffed those who arrived at his .
door, as they said, “to talk sense to him.” He
was not listening. We do not know what
changed his mind. We think it was the last
minute demonstration by a large group of
Bahamians in front of his house calling for his
return that eventually turned the tide.

Mr Ingraham had declared that he would
serve only two.terms, which he did. However,
the situation has changed and the Bahamian
people — “the forces in this country” of which
Mr Christie speaks — eventually convinced Mr
Ingraham that it was also time for him to
‘change. And change his mind he did. He is now

leading his party into the election against the

NOTICE

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Christie government.

' Mr Christie and his own “forces” are behav-
ing as though Mr Ingraham has committed trea-
son. They forget that the name of the political
game is democracy and this is the way democ-
racy operates.

Others are changing their minds, so why-nat
Mr Ingraham? fan tS

After all Mr Bradley Roberts has also had a
change of mind on a commitment he is alleged

.to have made. Is this also considered a trea-
sonable act, or is it only Mr Ingraham who can
commit treason? .

According to Rev C B Moss before the 2002
election — which Mr Christie’s government
won — he (CB Moss) entered into an agree-
ment with the PLP that if he stepped aside to
allow Mr Roberts to be the PLP candidate in a
consolidated Grant’s Town and Bain Town con-
stituency, Mr Roberts would retire after two
and a half years into his term and allow Mr

‘Moss to represent the party in a by-election for
the remainder of the term. Mr Roberts went
as far as to recommend to constituents attend-
ing a special service that they should choose
Mr Moss to replace him as the candidate for the
constituency as his own days wound down.

However, as happened in Mr Ingraham’s
case, the political situation changed. Accord-
ing to Mr Roberts he would no longer step
down in the middle of his term. Instead he
would complete his full five years, because, he
claimed, Prime Minister Christie had said that
he needed him at that time. And so, according
to Mr Moss, a new accommodation was made to
be fulfilled in this election. According to Mr
Moss, an.agreement was reached between Mr
Christie, Mr Roberts and himself that he would
definitely get the PLP’s nomination for the Bain
and Grants Town constituency in this election.
But again, according to Mr Moss, PLP minds
have changed. Is this also treason? Or is it only
treasonable when Mr Ingraham changes his
mind?

In a democracy people can select their can-
' didates and urge them to run in an election,

without the opposite side suggesting that some
sinister, evil “force” is behind the move.

The PLP making Mr Ingraham the issue in
this election and evading the real issues of great
concern to the Bahamian electorate, should be

' sufficient evidence that the Christie govern-

ment is not the government needed by the
Bahamas at this time.

And just as Mr Christie convinced Mr
Bradley Roberts to go back on a promise
because his PLP government needed him, a
large group of Bahamians also convinced Mr
Ingraham to go back on a promise because they
believe that the country needs him at this time.

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incite the masses to
racial divisiveness

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE real face of the PLP
was exposed at the recent rally
with the Prime Minister and
Fred Mitchell holding centre
stage. The remarks of both of
these men of supposedly supe-
rior intellect were nothing short
.of a feeble attempt to incite the
masses to racial divisiveness.

Mr. Mitchell has an issue
with Brent Symonette running
for public office and possibly
the leadership of the Govern-
ment. Is this not the same
office that Mr Mitchell aspires

to and so desperately pines for? _

What redeeming or endear-
ing qualities does Mr Mitchell
possess that makes him a can-
didate better qualified than Mr
Symonette for high office, the
fact that he's black?

,?; Are the ministerial qualities
ffequired for office tow run-
ning to things such as peddling
influence as well as other
things, stashing used US hun-
dred dollar bills in closets and
being photographed with porn
stars in compromising posi-
tions, just to name a few?

Any citizen of this country,
regardless of their colour, eth-
nicity or paternity, has the right
to offer for public office so long
as they are not a criminal,
bankrupt or a lunatic.

Judging from some of the
happenings during the last few
years, the Prime Minister
should be taking a hard look

at some of his own who might

well fit any or all of these cate-
gories.

To add insult to injury, we
have Mr Rigby weighing in
with the struggle of blacks has
not endéd" and that black
Bahamiahs are still looking for
a share of the "economic" pie.
However, if Mr Rigby and his
associates were honest with
themselves, and if as Mr Rigby
states, the problem is not one
of black and white, but rather
one of economic empowerment
for all Bahamians, the question
begs, who is really depriving
the black masses of empower-
ment, economic or otherwise?

LETTERS

letters@tribunemedia. net




Last time I checked, black
folks have been running this
country for the last 40 years
and the white man has had lit-
tle if any say in governing dur-
ing that time. "\

The bones of the white UBP
oligarchy have long since
turned to dust which has been

scattered by the political winds,
therefore Messrs Christie's,
Mitchell's and Rigby's efforts
to breathe life into something
so long dead goes beyond
pathetic. If the PLP want some-
one to blame for the current
woes that afflict our country,
they need look no further than
the mirror.

IAN MABON
Nassau,
February 22, 2007

Treated like a nobody

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I AM somebody who’s writing to verify that I am somebody.
You see, most of the places I go I am treated as nobody. At the place
of business even when I am spending my money, I am treated as a

nuisance, as nobody.

The other day I had to ask the cashier at the food store if I was
being a bother to her because she had such an attitude. She gave me
an explanation (with an attitude) because after all I am nobody, only

a customer.

I am employed as a public servant and I tried several times to see
other public servants with titles above the ordinary public servants.
First of all, the receptionist and secretaries looked right through
me pausing only long enough to point me towards the direction I
should go. The secretary, keeping guard by the desk of the public ser-
vant I desired to see was on the phone and sent me back out the door:
and spoke to me as if I were a child. So I sat and waited as an obe-
dient one should. I paid a visit to another public servant who was
expecting me and I was told to wait. After approximately half an hour
I was informed by phone in her waiting room that the public servant
couldn’t see me. I therefore have concluded that in the eyes of peo-
ple I am certainly a nobody. But I thank God that though I may have
indeed been a nobody in the past I became somebody when I accept-
ed Jesus as my Saviour and Lord: And His word says that He takes
the things of no reputation; the foolish and despised things of the
world and uses them. Not many of rich and of noble birth are called.
So I have to constantly remind myself that I am somebody.

No, I have no family name of recognition. No, I am nota politi- ‘
cian or the child or parent of a politician. No, I have no great earth-
ly wealth. No, I have no educational status, no doctorate behind myâ„¢
name. No, I have achieved no honour or recognition from the world.

No, I have no earthly friends in lofty places; hence in the eyes of
the world I am nobody. However, I thank God in Jesus Christ that
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Haitian
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@ MIAMI

A FEDERAL jury found
a former Haitian Army
colonel liable for killing a
man and torturing another
and ordered him to pay $4.3
million, according to Associ-
ated Press.

Carl Dorelien served a
year in prison in Haiti after a
US immigration judge found
him to be a human rights vio-
lator and had him deported
in 2003. He was also found
liable Friday of arbitrary
detention and crimes against
humanity.

The Center for Justice &
Accountability filed the law-
suit against Dorelien before :
he was deported in 2003, °:
alleging he is liable for the
1994 murder of Michel Pierre
and the torture in 1993 of
Lexiuste Cajuste, a former
labour leader. Federal stat-
ues allows such cases to con-
tinue if the defendant is in
the US when they are filed.

Pierre died during an
attack on Raboteau, a shan-
tytown in Gonaives, Haiti,
about 60 miles north of Port-
au-Prince. The San Francis-
co-based justice center sued
on behalf of Pierre’s widow
and Cajuste, who now lives in
Jacksonville, Florida.

“Although today’s judg-
ment was rendered against
Colonel Dorelien, I see this
as a judgment against the :
entire armed forces of Haiti *:
under the military dictator-
ship,” Cajuste said in a state-
ment.

Dorelien, who remains in
Haiti, did not attend the trial.

His attorney, Kurt Klaus,
said: “The verdict is based
on unreliable hearsay that
should not have been con-
sidered by the jury,” he said.

Dorelien was among 38
former soldiers and army
henchmen who in 2000 were
convicted in absentia of mur-
der in the 1994 killings in
Raboteau

FNM hopeful: Kennedy
P has not delivered

Young candidate pledges
to work with constituents



â„¢ By MARK HUMES

FREE National Movement
candidate for the Kennedy con-
stituency, Michael Turnquest,

7 gives present MP Kenyatta Gib-

son, an F for his petformance in
addressing the area’s concerns.

Mr Turnquest’s comments
about Mr Gibson came during
an interview with The Tribune
in which he addressed the issue
of youth and experience in
front-line politics.

Pointing to Marathon MP
Ron Pinder and Mr Gibson as
two of the many young candi-
dates who won seats in the last
general election, Mr Turnquest
said that some of the young can-
didates “screwed up and some

-of them were very successful.”

Pressed on whether he was
implying that Mr Gibson
“screwed up”, Mr Turnquest
said: “I would say his perfor-
mance in the community has
been very unsatisfactory. I
would give him an F.

“You know this is one area
that has not had a change in
government or a changing of
the guards since its inception,
and a lot of people in the area
have been living off of promis-
es,” said Mr Turnquest.

“T have been walking the
area for the past few months
and have seen the issues that
the people have been com-
plaining about for the past five-
plus years. Nothing in the area
has been addressed.

“For example, at a park in
Kennedy, we have little kids
playing in the park with glass
bottles all throughout the park,
and it is full of garbage. Addi-
tionally, there is graffiti all over
the walls. These are the con-
cerns that the residents have.

“Then you have some people
who say they have never even

seen the candidate face to face.
If you are going to vote for a
person, you should at least have
the opportunity of meeting this
person, at least once. But you
have some people who say they
may see him pass by in a car
and stop at one house, but, in
the. process, he may miss 20
houses.”

The prospective candidate
said: “I tell residents of the con-
stituency I will not be a candi-
date who they see in February
of this year and then they see
me again in 2012.

“I may not get to everyone,
but if elected my constituents
will see me at least once a quar-
ter, if only for community meet-
ings or different community
events that I plan to do, because
there is a lot of cleaning up to
be done in Kennedy,” Mr Turn-
quest noted.

One of the youngest mem- .

bers of the FNM’S 2007 class
of candidates, Mr Turnquest
said he has been around poli-
tics in some capacity from the
age of eight or nine, most
notably campaigning in the past

for Algernon Allen.

However, it was after return-
ing to the Bahamas as a college
graduate, struggling like many
young, educated Bahamians to
find employment, that he decid-
ed to become more involved in
front-line politics.

“The one thing that drives me
to politics is the idea of helping
the young people and address-
ing some of-the concerns of

‘unemployment and lack of

diversification in employment
opportunities for the young and
the educated,” said Mr Turn-
quest.

As to the question of his age
being a factor,in his perfare,
mance as an elected official, Mr,:
Turnquest said: “All :the:past

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politicians started at a young
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veterans or ‘seasoned’ politi-
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“You can be involved in pol-
itics for 20-something years, but
if you are not actively involved,
you will never have the experi-
ence like the Ingrahams and the
Symonettes. So you have to
throw your hat.in the ring at
some point,” he concluded.

Saying that the FNM had a
proven track record of moving
the country forward, Mr Turn-
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points for "Conch Fried Rice
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Chicken" and "Tuna Cranberry
Rolls."

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points for "Argentina Rice
Balls" and "French Bread".

8th Place: Latreia Smith of
Nassau Christian Academy with
335 points for "Super Conch Stir
Fry" and "All Bahamian
Tartlets."

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nander of C.V. Bethel Sr. High,
2006 New Providence Jr. Cham-
pion Young Chef, who racked
up fourth place for his rice dish.
but did not present his flour
dish.

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@ By Bahamas Information
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THE New Covenant Baptist
Church, in conjunction with the
Ministry of Social Services and
Community Development, will
host a major anger management
and conflict resolution clinic
today.

The clinic will be held at the
church on Independence High:
way from 10am to 4pm.

Bishop Simeon Hall, senior
pastor of the New Covenant
Baptist Church, said pastors,
trained clinicians and trained
counsellors will be on hand “to
offer one-on-one help to per-
sons who would come simply to
speak to them, to connect with
them and then subsequently to
offer them whatever help they
may have.”

Bishop Hall said the clinic
will allow principals and offi-
cials of the Ministry of Social
Services an opportunity to
“wage war and put on an
assault” against the “ongoing
rage on our streets and in the
community.”

He said the sessions will be
held in the “strictest of confi-
dences” with various coun-
selling rooms established at var-
ious locations throughout the
church complex.

“Tt will be very difficult not to
take note of the sharp rise in
unchecked anger on our streets,
in our communities and, sadly,
even some of our churches,”
Bishop Hall said. “There is an
angry, short-tempered, low tol-
erant spirit which pervades our
land.

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some of the anger prevalent in
our community. Thus we decid-
ed to host an anger manage-
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an effort to deflate some of the
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He said the idea for the clin-
ic was born out of the pleas of a
“young gentleman from one of
the schools” who came to the
church seeking counselling after
friends tried to persuade him to
participate in a crime.

“Our Minister of Youth
spoke to him and put him on to
me and I said to myself if we

multiply that a thousand times,

what will we not be able to do
as a church in helping to resolve
some of the violence in our
country,” Bishop Hall said.
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various times where people can
come, where we can assist them
and where they can be referred
to social services or the relevant
agencies.” |

Bishop Hall said he believed

- the collaboration between his

church and the Ministry of
Social Services and Community
Development is “a significant
one” as it will give those who
may feel more comfortable dis-
cussing their various issues with
ministers the opportunity to be
heard, helped and referred to
relevant agencies.

“T believe it is significant that
church and social services can
engage in this kind of ministry,
and so we are appealing to per-
sons who feel that they are right
at the edge of exploding to
come and attend this seminar,”
Bishop Hall said.

“This is not an attempt to win
people to New Covenant,” he
added. “We are just trying to
help people get rid of some of
the anger that is so obvious in
our society.”

Minister of Social Services
and Community Development
Melanie Griffin said the level
of violence in the country, par-
ticularly violence stemming
from anger, is “unacceptably
high with some deadly conse-

quences as is evident from the »

crime statistics.”

Minister Griffin said many
people lack the ability to man-
age their anger and resolve con-
flict.

“The Bible tells us to be
angry and sin not and that
indeed is a clear indication that
while anger may be present in
our daily lives, we must be able
to manage it in such a way that
it does not cause us to do
wrong.”

Minister Griffin said dis-

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learn to resolve their conflicts
properly.

“Violence knows no political,
cultural or social boundaries,”
she said. “It affects all of us,
hence we need to be united in
our efforts towards the reduc-
tion of violence in our country.

“I therefore invite the public
at large to take advantage of
this free clinic, which is being
offered for their benefit. The
information provided and
advice given will be invaluable.

“I urge anyone, anywhere
who believes that they have a
problem in dealing with their
anger to attend the clinic
because I think it is going to be
well worth it.

“This forum will not be one
with hundreds of persons in the
same location, but is a more
personal, one-on-one situation
where you can have the confi-
dence of the various profes-
sionals who will be on hand to
address any issue, and certainly
the intention is that there will be
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scheduled to hear from God-
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resenting G Ben Thompson —
the South Carolina developer
who claims he is the rightful
owner of ‘Horizons’ — and
Wayne Munroe, who is repre-
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Because I am almost certain,
beyond a shadow of a doubt,
that my leader would not
have given away thousands
of acres of land to foreign
investors for little or noth-
ing, who will turn around
and sell them for millions
and make money off of
them.

“Why vote for the FNM?
Because right now the party
is engaged every Saturday
and different days including
young persons with regards
to the vision for the Mani-
festo 2007.

“Why vote for the FNM?
Because we are about build-
ing our ieachers. I was a
teacher. I am an educator
now teaching teachers. But
under the FNM government

we never had to fight, row, kick, being called
thieves and all other names as ‘revered citi-
zens of this country helping towards the
educational and political OE of

this country,” she said.

Dr Higgs said that leadership should man-
ifest its vision from passion not from posi-

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007, PAGE 13
Dr Higgs: Ingraham.



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the job

tion. She said that it should
develop its qualities for its
people from doing - not
from posturing or profiling.

“My leader is not one who
profiles, that postures and
dances and shuffles. He is
one who sticks to his guns,
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goes ahead and gets it done
in the time frame the peo-
ple voted us in for.
“At the end of this tenure
of all these major signing

‘contracts, why should you
vote for the FNM? Because’

we would not have misled
the people and for four and
a half years we fly all over
the world, we engage in this
and that, and all kinds of
things, ‘and then three

months, and in this case two months before
election, fool the people and manipulate
them into signing contracts that says it will
start in 2020.

“What kind of thing is that! That is why

we should vote for the FNM, because we
don’t engage in that kind of thing,” she said.

Reverend killed at
ome attempting to
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from armed robbers

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well-liked by all,” he said.

Mr Petit-Gean speculated ff

that young men of the area may
have committed the crime.

“Tt seemed they knew exactly
where my uncle lived. They
knew exactly what they were
doing,” he said.

Neighbours, family and mem-
bers of the Mountain Top Bible
Church of God yesterday morn-
ing immediately rushed to the
side of the Louis family to com-
. fort the wife and infant daugh-
ters of the murdered pastor.

Press liaison officer Inspec-
tor Walter Evans told The Tri-
bune that the incident had espe-
cially alarmed police because it
showed that some criminals do
not even refrain from harming
menofGod. .

“We are very concerned. This
shows what some people are
willing to do. This has left a
community in deep grief,” Mr
Evans said. |

Police reported that, at
around 4am yesterday, a group
of men entered the home of the
reverend — located on Unison
Street, off Cowpen Road, on
the east end of Bacardi Road —
and threatened the Louis fami-
ly with guns.

- Inspector Evans said the men
demanded money.

The family, he said, followed
the request and handed over
what money Hey had in the
house.

However, seemingly unpro-
voked, one of the gunmen still
decided to shoot Rev Louis.

Police are considering the
motive of the crime to be rob-
bery, he said.

Officers have|no specific
leads but are asking the com-
munity to help and for any wit-
nesses or people with informa-
tion to come forward.

President Bush
makes private
visit to Lyford Cay

PRESIDENT George W
Bush has made a private visit
to a former political associate
living at Lyford Cay, sources
claimed yesterday.

He stayed at the home of
Nicholas Brady, Secretary of

the Treasury under President |

Ronald Reagan and the first
President George Bush, it was
_ claimed. The visit reportedly
took place on Thursday.

Mr Bush’s father was also a
visitor to Lyford Cay some
years ago.

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CHECKING IT OUT: Fred Funk checks

his putt with caddy Mark Long

during the final round of the

Mayakoba Classic near Playa dei
“Carmen, Mexico, on Sunday.

Funk won the tournament on the
_ second playoff hole.

Funk is winner
of Mexico’s
first PGA

tournament

BY JAIME ARON
Associated Press

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico —
Fred Funk won one for the old guys
Sunday.

Playing with an achy back befitting
his senior status, the 50-year-old Funk
won the Mayakoba Golf Classic on
the second hole of a playoff with Jose
Coceres to became only the second
man to win a PGA Tour event after
winning on the Champions Tour.

“I think I validated how good the
players are on the Champions Tour,”
Funk said. “Even though you are 50 or
51 through 55 ... age doesn’t really

mean anything. I just want to see how |

long I can last.”

Funk led the tournament — the
PGA Tour’s first in Mexico — since
setting the course record with an
’ 8-under 62 Thursday. He never gave
it up, but was tied several times,
including from the 14th hole Sunday
until sinking the birdie putt in the
playoff.

The former University of Mary-
land coach closed with a l-over 71 to
match Coceres (69) at 14-under 266
on the Greg Norman-designed El
Camaleon course. Funk earned
$630,000 for his eighth PGA Tour vic-
tory.

Craig Stadler became the first

Champions Tour winner to win a
PGA Tour event when he followed
. his 2003 Senior Players win with a
’ victory the following week in the B.C.
Open, played opposite the British
Open. Funk has won twice on the
Champions Tour, including the Tur-
tle Bay Championship i in Hawaii last
month.

Funk one-upped Stadler in another
way: At 50 years, 8 months and 12
days old, he jumped ahead of The
Walrus as the fifth-oldest PGA Tour
winner. All four guys ahead of him
pulled off their feats in 1975 or earlier,
. emphasizing the rarity of someone his
- age topping fields that include foes
~- old enough to be their kids.

In fact, Stadler’s son, Kevin, was in
this field.

The only downer to Funk’s feat is
that he didn’t beat the PGA Tour’s
. elite: The world’s top 64 players were

in Arizona for the Accenture Match
Play Championship.

Australian Peter Lonard, who
played with Funk and Coceres, bird-
ied the final hole for a 67 to finish
third at 13 under.

Ryan Armour (66) was 12 under,
and, Bill Hass (67) followed at ll

‘ under. Kevin Stadler tied for 13th at 6
under.

Funk came into the final round
with a two-shot lead and a back prob-
lem that bothered him so much Satur-
‘day that he wondered whether he’d be
able to finish.

. He got off to an ominous start Sun-
day when his very first shot rolled to
the lip of the “Devil’s Mouth,” the
opening to an underground cave in
the middle of the fairway. With two

. bogeys on the front nine, he wound
_ up tied at the turn, and with his back
- bothering him again.

He laid down for massages from
his wife on the sixth tee and from a
tour therapist at the 12th tee.

“Then I found a stretch, putting my
(left) leg on top of my (right) knee,
working that one spot,” he said. “It
went away again and I was fine com-
ing down the stretch.”

Funk got the lead back with a
birdie at 13 but a bogey on 14 left them
tied again. Coceres made about a 10-
footer to keep it knotted on 15, then
nearly putted in from off the green at
16.



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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tracy
McGrady gave Orlando Magic fans
trip down memory lane they would
probably rather forget.

McGrady scored 34 points with
six assists Sunday and just about
single-handedly carried the Hous-
ton Rockets to a 97-93 victory over

~ the Magic.

It was vintage McGrady, who
did pretty much the same thing for
Orlando during the four seasons he
played for the Magic before being
traded to Houston in 2004. Though
he hit offly eight of 20 shots from
the field, he got to the free throw
line 18 times and made three of six
3-pointers as Magic defenders
chased him all over the court.

“He’s so good that teams have to
put two or three guys on him and
when they go help, it gives guys
like me, Rafer (Alston) and Shane
(Battier) free looks behind the
3-point line,” Luther Head said.
“He’s been doing it for us all sea-
son and tonight we were making

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Megrady scores 34 to lead Rockets

those open shots.”

The Rockets went 14-for-27
from 3-point range for the game.
Head, Alston and Battier were a
combined 1l-for-20 from behind
the arc. Alston finished with 20
points and Head had 15, including a
3-pointer off an assist. from
McGrady that gave Houston a
93-88 lead with 1:36 left in the
game. Houston had not scored a
field goal in nearly 5 minutes
before Head hit the clutch shot.

“That’s pretty much who we
are,” McGrady said. “When teams
double me, my job is to make the
right play for our team. We did a
great job of spacing the floor and
getting open behind the 3-point
line. It’s even sweeter when we’re
knocking the shots down.”

The Magic, meanwhile, were
not knocking many shots down.
They were just 5-for-20 from the
field in the fourth quarter and shot
39.2 percent for the game. Orlando
was 27-for-41 from the foul line.

“Tt’s discouraging to miss 14 free

throws in a close game,” Magic
coach Brian Hill said. -

- Grant Hill led Orlando with 21
points. Dwight Howard added 18
points and 16 rebounds, but the
Magic struggled with their shoot-
ing in their fourth straight loss.

The Rockets led 87-79 with 6:16
to go, but gave Orlando a chance to
rally by not hitting from the field
for 5 minutes.

Trevor Ariza’s two free throws
with 1:57 to play cut it to 90-88, but
Head ended the Rockets’ drought
with a3-pointer.

Hill responded with a three- .

point play with 47 seconds remain-
ing, but McGrady’s late jumper
helped Houston hold on.

The Rockets made eight
3-pointers in the first half, includ-
ing back-to-back 3s from Alston
and Head in the final 30 seconds, to
take a 51-39 lead at halftime.

Houston limited the Magic to
36.4 percent shooting in the first
half. Orlando’s starting five went
8-for-26 in the first half, many of





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REBOUND BATTLE: The Rockets’
Tracy McGrady, right, and
Dikembe Mutombo, and the
Magic’s Darko Milicic battle for
a rebound on Sunday in
Orlando. Houston won 97-93.

the misses coming from inside. Hill

was the only player to reach dou-

ble figures in the half, scoring 11.
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL | NO. 2 OHIO STATE 49, NO. 1 WISCONSIN 48

No second banana

Conley’s runner gives Ohio State another Big Ten title

BY RUSTY MILLER
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mike
Conley Jr. stepped out of Greg
Oden’s lengthy shadow at just the
right time.

Conley drove the lane and made
a runner with 4 seconds left to give
No. 2 Ohio State a 49-48 victory
over top-ranked Wisconsin on
Sunday, clinching the Buckeyes’
second consecutive Big Ten title.

The game marked the first time
Big Ten teams have met in al vs. 2
game.

“I had a feeling I was going to
get the ball,” said Conley, son of
the 1992 Olympic triple-jump gold
medalist. “I just went to the hole
and it worked out for us.”

With the victory, the Buckeyes
are likely to climb to the top spot
in The Associated Press rankings
for the first time since Jerry Lucas,
John Havlicek and a sub named

Bob Knight were ranked No. 1 |

throughout the 1962 season.

“T hope it motivates us,” coach
Thad Matta said. “I hope it contin-
ues to pour gas on our fire.”

Alando Tucker, Wisconsin’s
candidate for conference player of
the year, had given the Badgers the
lead with just under a minute left
when he scored inside off Jason
Chappell’s dump pass. ©

Chappell then blocked a shot by
Ron Lewis before Wisconsin’s
Kammron Taylor was sent to the
line in the bonus situation with
20.3 seconds left. Taylor’s first
attempt spun off the rim.

After a timeout, the Buckeyes
(26-3, 14-1) passed around the
perimeter before Conley, a fresh-
man who has spent his career in
the shadow of 7-foot high school
and college teammate Oden, scis-
sored through the lane and tossed
up a soft shot that balanced on the
rim before falling.

BY CHERYL WITTENAUER
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Damien Nash had
just come home from a charity bas-
ketball game he’d organized in his
brother’s honor when he collapsed
in front of his wife and 7-month-
old girl.

The Denver Broncos running
back died Saturday and the cause
remained unclear Sunday, but his
grieving mother knows what she
must do.

After one son’s death and a
heart ailment that caused another
son to require a transplant last
year, Kim Nash is taking her
daughter to a cardiologist next



JAY LA PRETE/AP

A WINNER: Ohio State’s Mike Conley, center, shoots the winning basket against Wisconsin Sunday.

“If you’ve got a point guard like
Conley, he’s going to try to pene-
trate,’ Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan
said. “We were trying to make him
take a tough shot.”

The Badgers (26-4, 12-3), who
lost both games this week after
becoming No. 1 for the first time
ever, inbounded to Taylor who
drove the length of the floor and
tried an off-balance 15-footer at the
buzzer. Oden got a piece of it

before Lewis, a senior playing his
final home game, swatted it away.

“I didn’t know I was going to
block it until he put it right in my
face,” Lewis said with a wide grin
while wearing a Big Ten champi-
onship hat and T-shirt.

Taylor looked to the officials,
hoping to hear a whistle. But there
was no call and within seconds a
capacity crowd flooded the court
in celebration.

PRO FOOTBALL | DAMIEN NASH

Broncos running back dies after charity event

week.

“My son,” she told The Associ-
ated Press amid sobs, “is giving me
the strength right now to talk.”

Damien Nash collapsed in his
suburban St. Louis home after
returning by limousine with his
wife, Judy Nash, and their daughter
from a game at his high school to
benefit The Darris Nash Find a
Heart Foundation. The organiza-
tion raises money for heart trans-
plant research.

The 24-year-old player was
taken by ambulance to Christian
Hospital Northeast, where he was
pronounced dead. The hospital’s
nursing supervisor, Maria St.

George, told the AP the hospital
dispatched an ambulance as soon
as it received the call.

The St. Louis
County medical
examiner’s office
said results of an
autopsy sched-
uled for Sunday
may not be
known for days.
NASH Dr. Gregory

Ewald, a cardiol-
ogist, treated 25-year-old Darris
Nash and said he had a weakened
heart muscle condition known as
dilated cardiomyopathy. The ail-
ment can be caused by a viral



Ivan Harris led the Buckeyes

_with 13 points, with Oden and Con-

ley each scoring ll.

Amid speculation he might turn
pro after his. freshman year, the
crowd serenaded Oden with a
chant of “One More Year!” as the
Buckeyes assembled on the floor
to accept the conference champi-
onship trophy.

* TURN TO BIG TEN

infection, inflammation or other
causes. Darris Nash became so ill
he needed a mechanical device to
support his circulation until he
could get a transplant, he said.
Ewald said some cardiomyopa-
thy conditions run in families. He
said he never met Damien Nash,
but “the fact that Damien was
doing high-level athletics may indi-
cate that was not the problem.”
The death comes less than two
months after the still unsolved
slaying of Broncos teammate Dar-
rent Williams. Damien Nash’s
agent, David Canter, said the Bron-

* TURN TO NASH





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Associated Press

‘NEW YORK — Stocks ended
a lackluster week with a.moder-
ate decline Friday as higher oil
prices weighed on investors’
already rickety sentiment and
‘Treasurys rallied amid con-
cerns about a meltdown in the
subprime mortgage market
among companies that offer
loans to those with spotty
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several mixed sessions in which
the tech-dominated Nasdaq
composit ex showed gains
but blue stocks pulled back

in part amid inflation concerns.
Oil settled at its highest level of

the year Friday, eclipsing a year

high set Thursday. .
Bond prices rose Friday,
rebounding from a sell-off a day
earlier, as investors sought qual-
ity amid concerns that sub-
prime lenders would be forced _
to- book big write-downs for
consumers who were unable to
keep up with mortgage pay-
ments. The yield on the bench-
mark 10-year Treasury note fell
to 4.68 percent from 4.73 per-
cent late Thursday. _

The Dow Jones industrial
average fell 38.54, or 0.30 per- ~
cent, to 12,647.48.

Broader stock indicators also
fell. The Standard & Poor’s 500
index fell 5.19, or 0.36 percent, -
to 1,451.19, and the Nasdaq
slipped 9.84, or 0.39 percent, to
2,515.10. For the week, the Dow
industrials lost 0.94 percent, the
S&P 500 was off 0.35 percent
and the Nasdaq composite
index added 0.75 percent.

- The dollar was mixed against
other major currencies Friday,
while gold prices rose.

Light, sweet crude settled up

19 cents at $61.14 on the New
York Mercantile Exchange.

Investors looking for direc-
tion in the final session of a holi-
day-shortened week ultimately
showed little reaction to com-
ments from Federal Reserve —
officials. Dallas Fed President
Richard Fisher said weakness in
housing might be keeping infla-
tion in check and that inflation
might be showing signs of eas-
ing. His comments appeared in
line with those made by Fed
Chairman Ben Bernanke last
week. In addition, San Francisco
Fed President Janet Yellen reit-
erated her contention that the
Fed should remain vigilant

about inflation and raise inter-
est rates if necessary. Neither
Fisher nor Yellen have a vote on
the Federal Open Market Com-~-
mittee, which sets short-term
interest rates.

The remarks follow a read-
ing on consumer prices earlier
in the week that showed infla-
tion was higher than expected.
And a pronounced increase in
oil prices could also increase
costs for businesses and con-
sumers.

Declining issues outnum-
bered advancers by about 8 to 7
on the New York Stock
Exchange, where volume came
to 1.45 billion shares compared
with 1.47 billion Thursday.

The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies fell 2.80, or
0.34 percent, to 826.64.

Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei
stock average rose 0.44 percent.
Britain’s FTSE 100 closed up
0.32 percent, Germany’s DAX
index rose 0.27 percent, and
France’s CAC-40 was up 0.15
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PATENT INFRINGEMENT

Microsoft’s loss could lead to

Hi The victory for Alcatel-Lucent
against Microsoft could inspire
the firm to seek royalties from
other companies that it believes
infringe on the technology,
experts say.

BY JESSICA MINTZ
Associated Press

SEATTLE — A federal jury’s rul-
ing that Microsoft infringed on two
MP3 patents and must pay $1.52 bil-
lion in damages could turn into a
major sour note for other technology
companies in the digital music busi-
ness.

The victory for France’s Alcatel-
Lucent could embolden the telecom-
munications equipment maker to
pursue claims — or seek royalties —
from other companies that it believes
infringe on the technology, experts
said Friday.





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The two patents in question in
Thursday’s decision cover the encod-
ing and decoding of audio into the
digital MP3 format — a popular way
to convert music from a CD into a
lightweight file on a personal com-
puter and vice versa.

Microsoft said it paid for the tech-
nology from Germany-based Fraun-
hofer Institute, which licenses it to
hundreds of companies, including
Apple and RealNetworks.

“The whole industry understood
that that was where you went,” said
Tom Burt, a deputy general counsel
for Microsoft.

When the software maker decided
to add MP3 decoding and encoding
capabilities to its Windows Media
Player, it paid Fraunhofer $16 million
for the relevant intellectual property
licenses and source code. ,

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Fraunhofer MP3 technology should
be very concerned by the outcome,
he said.

Apple and RealNetworks declined
to comment on the verdict, but some
intellectual property lawyers think
the trouble could extend well beyond
Microsoft.

Other companies “have been rely-

ing on the fact that they thought they .

had critical licenses necessary to
practice the technology,” said
Michael Dever, a chair of the intellec-
tual property group at Buchanan
Ingersoll & Rooney, a Pittsburgh law
firm.

Alcatel-Lucent declined to com-
ment on future litigation, but said it
would continue to take measures to
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including a $1 billion offer from
Yahoo.

“We clearly have a bias toward
building than selling,” Zuckerberg
said in a recent interview. “We
think there is a lot more to unlock
here.”

The build-or-sell dilemma facing

keover bids last year, including a $1 billion offer from Yahoo.

_ mon among the precocious entre-

preneurs immersed in the latest
Internet craze, a communal con-
cept of content-sharing chat has
been dubbed “Web 2.0.”

Besides Facebook, other Web 2.0
startups frequently mentioned as
prime takeover targets include
online video site Metacafe and Pho-
tobucket, which has emerged as
one of the Internet’s busiest desti-
nations by hosting personal videos
and photos that are routinely linked
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The company also declined to
identify companies that license the
patents disputed in the Microsoft
case.

The massive award may also draw
other patent holders out of the wood-
work, said Tom Engellenner, co-chair
of the intellectual property group at
Nutter McClennen & Fish, a Boston
law firm.

Microsoft said it plans to appeal
the decision to the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit in
Washington — a process that could
take several years.

Thursday’s jury decision was the
first of six cases that will be heard in
the U.S. District Court in San Diego.
All stem from claims made in 2003 by
Lucent Technologies against PC
makers Gateway and Dell for tech-
nology developed by Bell Labs, its
research arm.

Subprime
woes will
take time
to correct

Hi Ellen Schloemer, director of
research for the Center for
Responsible Lending, said about
a quarter of subprime loans sold
since 1998 have gotten into
trouble at some point.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While the

subprime lending industry’s woes
have kicked up dust in the past few
weeks, observers say the problems
underlying the bad news have been
percolating for much longer.

In December, the Washington,
D.C.-based Mortgage Bankers Asso-
ciation said 12.6 percent of subprime

- mortgages were 30 or more days

delinquent in the quarter ending in
September, compared with 4.7 per-
cent of all mortgages. That was an
increase from a 10.8 percent delin-
quency rate for the third quarter of
2005.

Ellen Schloemer, director of
research for the Durham, N.C.-based
Center for Responsible Lending, said
about a quarter of subprime loans
sold since 1998 have gotten into trou-
ble at some point, although they
didn’t always go into default or fore-
closure. Still, she said the housing
boom and the large number of lend- ©
ers led many of them to approve
loans that clearly weren’t sustainable.

“It was a disaster waiting to hap-
pen and people were looking the
other way because there was money
to be made,” Schloemer said.

Analysts aren’t that critical, but
they agree a shakeout in the industry
could do it some good, eliminating
the fly-by-night lenders and strength-
ening the survivors.

A resurgence in the housing mar-
ket and lower interest rates would

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Bi In the middle of major change,
Chrysler is giving detailed
financial information to potential
suitors while working with its
investment bank to avoid
releasing sensitive information.

BY TOM KRISHER
Associated Press

DETROIT — Whatever was nor-
mal inside Chrysler’s Auburn Hills
headquarters is normal no more as
top executives simultaneously try to
manage a major restructuring plan

_ while selling cars — and possibly .

their company.
A senior Chrysler official said Fri-
day that the company is giving

detailed financial information to

selected potential suitors and is
working with its investment bank, J.P.
Morgan Chase, to avoid divulging
sensitive information.

The Chrysler official, who spoke
on the condition of not being identi-




fied because the information is confi-
dential, said the company is assem-
bling a list of potential qualified suit-
ors that the official would not
identify.

“Tt’s not an auction,” said the offi-
cial. “There will be some firms that
will be allowed in to look at it, and
there will be a prospectus that will be
presented to them.”

Among those that analysts say are
exploring a purchase of the strug-
gling company are four private equity
firms, plus General Motors.

The equity firms, Apollo Manage-
ment, the Blackstone Group, the Car-
lyle Group and Cerberus Capital
Management, all refused comment
on Friday. GM also has not com-
mented, although it will not deny
reports that it’s interested.

Chrysler Chief Executive Tom
LaSorda spent the week trying to
soothe fears about what would hap-
pen to the company, sending out an

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Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda
spent this week trying to calm fears about the future of the firm.

e-mail to employees asking -hem to
focus on making and selling great
cars. He told dealers on a telephone

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BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

rand Bahama has the
potential to add 10,000
new jobs and $100 mil-

lion to its economy in the very
near future, the FNM candidate
for Marco City, Zhivargo Laing,
said.

Addressing delegates attend-
ing the Grand Bahama Business
Outlook, Mr Laing noted that this
could be achieved in a number of
ways.

He said the Grand Bahama
Port Authority and the Govern-
ment could fulfill their develop-
ment responsibilities to Freeport,

‘ which had the potential to add
an additional 4,000 jobs to effect
necessary public infrastructure
developmentto the required stan-
dard

Further, Mr Laing said a
speedy sale and reopening of the
still-closed Royal Oasis and revi-
talisation of the International
Bazaar could create an extra
2,500 jobs.

Another 2,000 jobs, he felt,
could be created by a reduction in
landing fees at Grand Bahama
International Airport and the sea
port in Freeport, moved that
would encourage new airlifts and
cruise visitors to Grand Bahama
and generate an additional 2,000

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She added that the tie-up
with BF&M would enable LIV
to generate “a better turn-
around time and cheaper prod-
ucts for our customers, that’s
where we get ahead”.

“What we have tried to do
with BF&M on the life side is
to use their technology to get
better service to customers,”
Ms Bain said. “We will have a
quicker turnaround time and
will use technology to our
advantage to reach more peo-
ple in a short space of time.

“They give additional
options in the type of service
we can give our customers.”

LIV is set to formally intro-
duce its link-up with BF&M at
a cocktail reception tomorrow
night at the British Colonial
Hilton, and MsBain said it
would “probably be March”
before the insurance broker
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Calling for the establishment
of a proper apprenticeship pro-
gramme, Mr Laing said: “This
would enable young Bahamians
to acquire the skills already need-
ed by the international business-
es resident in Freeport. I estimate
that this alone can result in some
1,500 Bahamians holding jobs
now being held by foreigners on
work permits.”

Mr Laing added that consid-
ering only Freeport’s economic
potential, the island has an annu-
al income potential of some $2.75
billion.

“They're coming down to us
to sign off on this agreement,
meet with our regulators and
politicians,” Ms Bain said of
the BF&M executives. “We
got an approval in December.
They are just coming here to
tie-up loose ends.”

LIV has a staff of two, and

' was set up in April 2006, writ-

ing business for Bahamas First
General Insurance on the
property and casualty side. Ms

‘Bain’s fellow shareholder is

former Colina employee Bar-
bara Cartwright, but she
denied industry speculation
that former Colina Insurance
Company president, James
Campbell, had any involve-
ment with LIV.

BF&M is a holding company
for a group of insurance com-
panies, and is Bermuda’s
largest general insurer. The
overall group generates annu-
al income of more than $167
million, has assets excluding
segregated accounts funds of
more than $156 million, and
shareholder equity over $37

“Tf we add ability of the eastern
and western ends of the island to
host an additional, say 50,000 peo-
ple, then we add to this annual
income potential some $1 billion.
All told, then, we are talking
about a total annual income
potential for Grand Bahama of

approximately $4 billion,” he said.

Mr Laing asked: “What can
you do with an economy almost
the size of the present economy of
the Bahamas? Imagine the oppor-
tunities we can create for our chil-
dren and young people. Imagine
the elegance we can make of our
communities. Imagine the sophis-
tication and modernisation we
can make of public amenities. In
short, imagine the life we can live
on this island. West Palm Beach
could be a joke to what we can
offer.”

To help achieve this goal, Mr
Laing had a number of sugges-
tions.

“We need leadership that
develops a compelling vision,
devises potent strategies and
works like hell to execute them
for the realistion of the common
good,” he said.

Mr Laing suggested that a
development-minded Grand
Bahama Port Authority needs to
again take a genuine interest in
unleashing the potential of the
Freeport area, where businesses
can thrive. The Port Authority

million.

The LIV tie-up would be the
first time that BF&M has
entered the Bahamian insur-
ance market in any form. Its
parent company is similar in
set-up to the also Bermuda-
based Colonial Group, which
already has a strong presence
in the Bahamas through Secu-
rity & General and Atlantic
Medical.

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One source said of BF&M’s

arrival: “I think it will increase
the competition, and maybe at
this point that’s what’s needed.
I would expect them to be fair-
ly aggressive and bring their
underwriting philosophy to the
Bahamas market.

I hope they’ve done their
homework, as the Bahamas
market is different from their
own, with a higher incidence
of claims.”

The Bahamian life insurance
market has undergone exten-
sive consolidation over the past
four to five years, led by Coli-
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regulatory responsibilities.

“This conflicting role of the
current administration of
Freeport is wreaking havoc on
our economic development, and
must be totally dismantled in
order to realise the potential this
island has,” Mr Laing said.

“Let those who want to make
money focus on doing that, and
give the regulating of things to
independent entities that will not
compromise sound business and
social principles for the sake of
the narrow profit interest of a
few.”

Mr Laing said the country
needs a government that sees
Freeport as a National Economic
Strategic proposition.

“We need a government that
sees that a thriving Freeport can
mean an enormous social and
economic relief and better for the
nation,” he added.

Grand Bahama also needed a
business community that was
imaginative and outward looking,
and can create products and ser-
vices for outside the jurisdiction.

Mr Laing said the Bahamas.
also needed “a people with a
renewed sense of self and pur-
pose”, and unity to pool together
intellectual, spiritual and materi-
al resources to make things hap-
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Reporter

FREEPORT — _ The
Bahamas has “lost consider-
able ground” in banking and
financial services over the past
20 years, according to a part-

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces
fellowship at the Graduate and Undergraduate

ner in a Bahamas-based
accounting firm.

Kevin Seymour, a partner at
PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Pwe), said: “In the area of
banking and financial services,
I am a bit disheartened. Juris-
dictions, such as the Cayman
Islands and Bermuda, are lit-

sround’ on fin

erally eating our lunch!”

Mr Seymour spoke at the
Grand Bahama Business Out-
look Conference, held in
Freeport on the topic, Recipe
for Success on the Global
Stage.

He noted that although the
Bahamas is by all accounts a

that application for the captioned
levels are now being accepted in

the following fields of study related to the OAS priority development areas:
Social Development and the creation of productive employment, Education,
Economic diversification and integration, trade liberalization and market access,
Scientific development and exchange & transfer of Technology, Strengthening
of democratic institutions, Sustainable development of tourism, Sustainable

development and environment, Culture.

Candidates are required to be citizens or permanent residents in OAS member
states with a minimum GPA of 3.00

Applications can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, East Hill

Street or by downloading and electr

www.oas.org. All applications are to
of the National Liaison Officer. The deadline

the Ministry is February 28th 2007

onically completing the OAS form 98 on
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The successful candidate will be required to teach during
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successful economy, it must not
become complacenct, as feed-
back from international busi-
ness clients and customers indi-
cates there is still much room
for improvement.

According to Mr Seymour,
some of the complaints given
were that things just take too
long to get done; it is too cost-
ly to operate in the Bahamas,
the lack of transparency in the
government approvals process,
and a slow and lethargic judi-
cial system.

He said clients also com-
plained that accurate and cur-
rent industry statistics were
hard to find; that laws were not
always in sync with the finan-
cial industry; and that there
were insufficient specialists in
the country.

“The critics have obviously
made it clear that there is
much room for improvement
as it relates to government
agencies, such as the Registrar
of Companies and the AG’s
office,” he said.

Mr Seymour pointed out
that investment management
companies were previously a
major industry in the Bahamas,
but this sector was now being
dominated by the Cayman
Islands.

It was suggested, he said,

that this industry was impacted
because of a lack of sufficient
legal professionals with com-
mercial experience in the
Bahamas.

“J am not knocking on
lawyers. We have some very
good lawyers, but there aren’t
enough of them in the
Bahamas. And the same can
be said for the bench, in terms
of judges hearing commercial
cases,” Mr Seymour said.

Hand

On the other hand, Mr Sey-
mour said there were other
industries that have stood their
ground for more than half a
century, which have con-
tributed to the Bahamas’ suc-
cess.

Mr Seymour said the
tourism, commercial fishing,
and the financial services sec-
tor, despite considerable recent

_ losses, were very strong indus-

tries.

Other positive ingredients
for the Bahamas, he added,
were its people, climate and
location.

“Without a doubt, our great-
est home grown ingredients are
our people.

“For a nation of just over

325,000 people, our history is .

ancial services

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major advantage is the com-
fortable climate and the coun-
try’s strategic location, close to

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arrangements lay with the Min-
istry of Trade and Industry.
Since it was disbanded, its per-
sonnel have been redeployed,
and are now scattered among
other ministries, such as the
Ministry of Finance.

“We cannot stop this process
in political season,” Mr Simon
said of the EPA talks. “It’s
important because there are
deadlines upon us.

“We [the private sector] are
trying to complete the terms
of reference for a consultant
relating to the EPA, and the
feedback we want to get from
the private and public sectors
on it. We need professional
help from a dedicated consul-
tant for our efforts moving for-
ward.”

Mr Simon said the Chamber
wanted to become a focal point
for private sector concerns on
the EPA and other free trade
arrangements, adding: “We are
canvassing the viewpoints of
businesses in the country who

currently trade or are intend-.

ing to trade with the EU, so
we can ascertain under which
terms and conditions they do
so now, and under which terms
and conditions they wish to do
so in the future.”

Member

The Bahamas is a member
of the 77-strong African,
Caribbean and Pacific (APC)
group that signed the Cotonou
agreement with the EU in
2000. Because that agreement
is non-compliant with WTO

rules, as the.flow of trade ben-
i téféténces is one”
countries, the’

unable to secure _ might try to use the EPA talks

any ranner waivers, meaning

its must be replaced by the
EPA by January 1, 2008.

This deadline indicates how
important the EPA is to the
Bahamas, especially its
exporters and, in particular, to
Bacardi, the seafood industry,
and Polymers International.
All three are eager for the
Bahamas to sign up to the
EPA via the CARIFORUM
offer, as this would preserve
their duty free market access to
the EU.

Access

Without this duty-free
access, their exports would
increase in price and become
uncompetitive. For Bacardi, a
$5 increase in the cost of its
rum products would likely
cause it to shift production
from the Bahamas to Mexico
or Puerto Rico, costing 183
Bahamian jobs.

In turn, it is understood that
Polymers would suffer a $7
million per annum or $500,000
per month sales loss on its EU
exports, in addition to reducing
business at Freeport Container
Port and among trucking com-
panies. Some $35 million in
seafood products are export-
ed annually to the EU, and the
loss of duty-free access would
also make these uncompeti-
tive.

Ultimately, by deciding to
go in with CARIFORUM, the
Bahamas has chosen to trade-
off the loss of $10-$14 million
in tax revenues on EU imports
to preserve its positive $20 mil-
lion trade balance and
exporters’ trade with the EU.

However, there could be an
even harder choice to make —
between protecting exporters
and the financial services
industry. It is understood that
the Government and financial

industry are becoming increas- °

ingly concerned that the-EU*»

to drive the Bahamas into sign-

NOTICE

ing on to the EU Savings Tax
Directives, and press this
nation for further co-operation
on tax information exchange.

“They must be engaged at
this point. They haven’t,” said
a source, revealing that the
financial services industry was
not represented at last week’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
meeting.

Mr Mitchell is trying to form |

a permanent trade division in
his ministry, headed by Mr
Archer, and a Cabinet paper
has been prepared to request
the hiring of six extra trade
officers. However, there is
some debate as to whether this
unit should come under the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs or
the Ministry of Finance.

Freddie Munnings Jnr, head
of Civil Society Bahamas, said
the group was now starting to
develop a position on the
EPA, but did not have a for-
mal one yet.

Process

He said of the process: “It’s
something the Bahamas very
much needs to be aware of,
and it’s unfortunate we’re just
now beginning to appreciate
the nature of this agreement.”

Mr Munnings said Civil Soci-
ety’s main concerns were the
reciprocal nature of the EPA,
meaning the Bahamas had to
offer the same benefits and
preferences as the EU offered
its exporters. This, he added,
had immediate implications for
a country that relied heavily
on import and customs duties
to raise the bulk of govern-
ment revenues.

Given the Bahamas’ rela-
tively small size, and the fact it
was not part of the CSME, Mr
Munnings questioned what

negotiating power it would

‘have in talks with the E
“many of: whose-memb

formed the G-7 group of couif-..

tries.

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Stock

Bahamas Government Registered Stock

Interest Rate Certificate No.
(%)

0.8125 APR 45-117

Maturity Date = Amount

14 June 2010 ~ 316,400

I intend to request The Registrar to issue a replacement certificate. If this certificate is found, please write to P.O. Box N7788,

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Alan E.
Antonio S.
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G. Clifford
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Nadia V.
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Ann M.
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Renee
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Pedro D.
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Lawrence H.
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David P.
Sheena C,

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Small Bahamas touris



operators urged to
target niche markets |

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL

Tribune Business Reporter

THE development of niche

market activities will help.

increase the value of small to
medium-sized Bahamian
tourism businesses.

This was the overriding mes-

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CAMRY HOLDINGS LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) CAMRY HOLDINGS LIMITED is in dissolution under
the provisions of the International Business Companies

Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said company commenced

on the 21st February, 2007 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Lynden

Maycock of Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore,

sage at a week-long Network
Management and Marketing
seminar hosted by the Sus-
tainable Tourism Entrepre-
neurial Management and Mar-
keting (STEMM) project of
the Bahamas Hotel Associa-
tion.

Ruby Lee Sweeting , STEM-
M’s project manager, said the
week-long course was a part-
nership with the Inter Ameri-
can Development Bank’s Mul-
tilateral Investment Fund, the
Ministry of Tourism, Antiqui-
ties, Museums and Monuments
Corporation and _ the

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Caribbean Alliance for Sus-
tainable Tourism.

The course focused on the
development of marketing
strategies for smaller tourism
properties whomay not have
the ability to market them-
selves, particularly in the area
of niche marketing such as cul-
tural and heritage tours.

At the end of the course, the
20 participants sat an exami-
nation and will receive certifi-
cations of participation.

The course was taught by Dr
Charles A Hauser, an interna-
tional tourism network mar-
keting consultant who came
from Italy. -

Dr Hauser explained that
the course was designed to pre-
sent success models from
Europe, which would help
Bahamian small hotels
improve their standards.

He explained that proper-
ties can achieve high results if

they market themselves as
mixed-use resorts offering link-
ages to non-traditional, under
used experiences that provide
a true Bahamian experience
the traveller wants.

A senior executive from the
Ministry of Tourism, Angela
Cleare, said the course looked
at a variety of tourism models
and emphaised the fact that a
destination cannot be success-
ful unless it implements the
new four ‘s’s’ - which steer
away from sun, sand and sea.

They include ‘sophistication’,
which reflects a new traveller;
visitor ‘specialisation’, market
‘segmentation’ and ‘seduction’,
which appeals to the emotions
of the traveller.

She said smaller businesses
can take advantage of these
qualities, and create packages
that cater to one of these areas.

For example, Ms Cleare said
these areas can include nature

,

nary and cooking. All persons:
who can offer those experi--

ences on a small scale should ,

come together and network
themselves as a larger group.
“There is a need for them to

network their similar products +

to maximise efficiencies,” Ms
Cleare said. ‘
Another participant, Dr.

Sophia Rolle , an associate |

professor at the College of the
Bahamas, said the course

exposed them to the European .,

context regarding marketing.,

She added that it was refresh-.

ing to see the synergies ’
between what was taught in .
the classroom and real life. .,..,

Don Churchill, of DON-

CAR Management, added that...
now they can take the infor: ©
mation gleaned in this course ,
to operators around the,.:

Bahamas, which will help them:

be more efficient and lead to a‘...
better quality of employment. 5

in the industry.

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Dated this 22nd day of February 2007.

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Notice

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(In Voluntary Liquidation)



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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007, PAGE 11B




US to grow at slowest |
pace for five years |

@ By MARTIN .
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Restrained by a worse-than-
expected slump in housing, the
ecohomy will grow at the slow-
est pace in five years in 2007,
leading economic forecasters
say: They predict consumers
wiiieget a break on inflation
from falling energy prices.

The survey of 47 top fore-
casters, released Monday by
the'National Association for
Business Economics, found a
gréater expected impact from
the@iling housing market this
year than did the previous
forcast in November.
Stfonger consumer spending
witk help offset the housing
drag. according to the survey.

The panel predicted that the
oveyall economy will grow by
2.7 percent this year. It would
be+slowest annual increase in
th€:pross domestic product
since a 1.6 percent rise in 2002,
wlren the economy was pulling
outéof the last recession. In
2006, the GDP rose by 3.4 per-
cent.

GDP measures the value of
all goods and services pro-
duced in the United States. It is
the broadest gauge of the
country’s economic health.

NABE’s November forecast '
put GDP growth this year at.

2.5 percent.

The slight upward revision
occurred even though the fore-
casters now believe housing
construction will plunge by
14.9 percent this year. That
would be nearly three times
bigger than the 5.5 percent fall
in residential construction they
had projected in the earlier
survey.

Construction spending
dropped by 4.2 percent for all
of 2006. That decline was a
chief factor in the economy’s
sluggish growth in the second
half of last year. Thousands of
construction workers lost their
jobs and home builders strug-
gled with slumping sales as the
five-year housing boom end-
ed abruptly.

But the economic forecasters
see a cushion to the sharp drop
in housing: stronger than pre-
viously expected consumer
spending. This measure will

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grow by 3.2 percent in 2007,
the same as last year, the pan-
el said.

The forecasters also saw
good news on inflation.

They predicted that con-
sumer prices will rise by just
1.9 percent this year, down
sharply from the 3.2 percent
increase on an annual basis last
year and the best showing in
five years.

The Federal Reserve had
lifted interest rates for two
years, with the last increase in
June 2006, in hopes of slowing
growth enough to dampen
inflation, but not too much that
it would cause a recession.

“The forecast we are pre-
senting is the picture of a soft
landing,” said Carl Tannen-

baum, NABE’s president and
the chief economist at LaSalle
Bank/ABN AMRO in Chica-
go.
As housing. stabilizes, the
forecasters are looking for
GDP growth to rebound to 3
percent in 2008.

Because of the slowdown in
growth, the forecasters pre-
dicted the unemployment rate
will tick up modestly to 4.7 per-
cent this year and 4.8 percent
in 2008. The rate averaged 4.6
percent last year, the lowest in
six years.

The forecasters now believe
the Fed will be content to
remain on hold for the entire
year. In November, they pre-
dicted the Fed would cut inter-
est rates twice in 2007 to jump-

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(OFFSHORE) LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the
undersigned c/o P. O. Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or
before 16th March, A.D. 2007. In default thereof they will be

excluded from the
by the Liquidator.

benefit of any distribution made

Dated the 22nd day of February, A.D., 2007.

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both academically and on the job, with the objective of developing
professional skills. Much of the on-the-job experience will entail
auditing the financial statements of entities in the financial services
Industries such as banks, trust companies, investment funds and
insurance companies. The positions offer excellent salaries and
promotional opportunities, and benefits include medical

insurance and provident fund. Also, as a team member of |

PricewaterhouseCoopers there are opportunities to work in another
country where PricewaterhouseCoopers has an office.

Please submit your application, with a current curriculum vitae and
a copy of your most recent transcript, before 31 March 2007 to:

Human Resources Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
P.O. Box N-3910
Nassau, The Bahamas






NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:





“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot:
Approximately 5,589 sq. ft. North of Johnson Road, situated
in the Eastern District on the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Situated thereon is a Duplex Apartment, consisting of 2-
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom.








Property Size: 5,589 Sq. Ft:
Building Size: 2,100 Sq. Ft.



This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.





All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and
marked “Tender 3396”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.









past surveys,” Tannenbaum
said. “The drop in risks plus
the moderation in inflation will
allow the Fed to stay’on hold.”

start a sluggish economy.
“The economic expansion

seems to be facing fewer risks

today than it did when we took

NOTICE

OFFSHO

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:










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




(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
21st day of February, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.





(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is K. L. Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.



Dated the 22nd day of February A.D., 2007.





HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company





Legal Notice

NOTICE

LANARK MEADOWS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

| 138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of LANARK MEADOWS INC.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register. : rex Oe

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following: :

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot: West
Blue Hill Estates, situated in the Southern District on the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is vacant
Land.

Property Size: 10,000 Sq. Ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and
marked “Tender 0193”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.








NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:








“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #45,
Boris Claridge Subdivision situated in the Western District
on the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Single
Family Residence consisting of 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms.






Property Size: 8,640 Sq. Ft.
Building Size: 2,493 Sq. Ft.



This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.






All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and
marked “Tender 2334”. All offers must be received by the

close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.








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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWD
LL.B. PROGRAMME (FULL-TIME)

Scicginee: AT THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The normal entry requirements for the UWI LL.B. DEGREE are based on the following
basic UWI Matriculation standards:

(a) Five subjects, at least two of which must be at Advanced (A) Level and the remainder
at CXC (Caribbean Examinations Council) general or BGCSE (Bahamas General

Visit their web Certificate of Secondary Education) or the equivalent; OR

site at:

, (b) ASSOCIATE OR BACHELOR degree with a CUMULATIVE GPA OF 2.5 OR
www.swiftyears.com

HIGHER. Note: Space in the programme is limited and competition is high. Therefore,
above average 'A' Level grades and high averages (AT LEAST 3.0) in undergraduate

degrees are required for an applicant to stand a reasonable chance of gaining admission.










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Pub Beer on
sale, as well
as Kalik

The College of The Bahamas will consider a limited number of applications from
persons who do not satisfy Matriculation standards as identified above but who have
equivalent academic qualifications. In particular, MATURE APPLICANTS OVER
30 WHO PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL
ACHIEVEMENT CAN BE CONSIDERED. This is an opportunity for persons who
have already been associated with the practice of law in some way to read for a law
degree.. A resume must be submitted with the COB and UWI applications.



DRESS CODE:
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White




All applicants are required to sit a Proficiency Exam, at a date to announced, by
end of June 2007.



Saturday, March 10â„¢ from 7 - 10 at Choices Courtyard
on the COB Campus - off Thompson Boulevard
ADMISSION: General: $25 (includes 1 BEER)
Students: $10 (includes 1 SODA)

Interested persons must complete a College of The Bahamas and University of the West
Indies Application for Admission Form available from the Office of Admissions, 2nd
Floor, Portia Smith Building, Poinciana Drive, The College of The Bahamas.












Kindly submit by March 30, 2007 completed applications, original certificates (which
will be returned to the applicant), copies of original certificates, transcripts (sent directly
from universities or colleges previously attended) to the Director of Admissions at COB,
and proof of payment of the $40.00 application fee (paid at the BUSINESS OFFICE
AT COB).





FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 302-4587 or 4984

THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
SENIOR STAFF VACANCY

The Council of The College of the Bahamas and its Advisory Search Committee
invite applications for the post described below.

COLLEGE REGISTRAR

POD. SUMMALY ices

Sthe Registrar is responsible*for advancing the college/tniversity’s mission through
trategic leadership, organization, coordination, supervision and direction of the
| Separate functions of the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar manages the staff of
the Offices of Admissions, Liaison & Recruitment, Records, in the conduct of
‘duties related to local and international student recruitment, admissions, registration
“and support services, policy administration, student records, graduation, academic
‘scheduling, and data reporting. In the discharge of the duties of the Registrar,
| | emphasis 7s on student-centredness, excellent customer. service and technology-
}ased administration of policies, systems and practices. The Registrar reports to
‘the Executive Vice President and functions as a key member of the













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Please visit the College of The Bahamas website at www.cob.edu.bs for a full

Mescription of the Registrar position and more information about the institution.
Note: Electronic applications will not be accepted.




Applications should be forwarded in confidence to:

‘i Council Secretary

The College of The Bahamas

P. O. Box N-4912

Oakes Field Campus

sc Nassau, Bahamas

Telephone: (242) 302-4335

Facsimile: (242) 302-4352

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for high-achieving, highly-motivated, service-oriented students who will be pursuing
a FIRST-TIME bachelor degree at COB, beginning in Fall 2007.














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Applications and brochures can be downloaded from

Hand deliver applications to The College of The Bahamas, Office of Student Leadership,
Room A 85, Administration Block, Oakes Field Campus, Nassau, The Bahamas OR
mpail to P. O. Box N-4912, Nassau, Bahamas.

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ZL aS
—$1.967m contract awarded
for Grand Bahama projects

i the Government has
: awarded Smith’s Con-
struction Company a
$1.967 million contract to build
seawalls in High Rock, West
End, Williams Town and at
two locations in McLeans
‘ Town, the minister of works
and utilities said.
Bradley Roberts said 10 con-
tractors based in New Provi-

dence, Eleuthera and Grand
Bahama were invited to bid on
the five sites, with Smith’s Con-
struction initially the lowest
bidder on four.

The lowest bid on the fifth

was one half the in-house esti-
mates by the Ministry of
Works, and the contractor who
submitted it subsequently
acknowledged his mistake and






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Legal Notice

NOTICE

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN CORP.

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“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
CORP. has been completed; a:Certificate of Dissolution

| has been issued and the Company has therefore been

struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)









Legal Notice

NOTICE

CONTEN-MONT SPRINGS LID.

—-

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act

withdrew from consideration,
leaving Smith’s Construction
as the lowest bidder.
“Smiths Construction was
called in to my Ministry to ver-
ify their standing on the sub-
mitted bids, and after exten-
sive review by my Ministry’s
technical staff, the general con-
sensus was that Smith’s Con-

thorough knowledge of.the
projects. Further, the equip-
ment, methodology and the
management they proposed to
use warranted the award of the
project,” Mr Roberts said.
“Smith’s Construction has
agreed to commence construc-
tion of these seawalls as quick-
ly as possible, and will utilise

struction had demonstrated a__ their expansive resources to

OFFICE ASSISTANT

To assist in General Office Work, Duties include, but not limited to:
















- receptionist
- filing, typing correpondence

- banking & postal duties

- accounting; knowledge of Quickbooks a plus.

- computer skills

Ideal candidate will be honest, personable, responsible, and punctual, and self
motivated.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Send resume to: Office Position, P.O. Box CB-13835, Nassau, Bahamas

Legal Notice

NOTICE

KILCHBERG INC.

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

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(Liquidator)



Legal Notice :

NOTICE

MARAQUECHE LTD.

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that above-named Company is in
dissolution, which commenced on the 30th day of

| January 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

2000, the dissolution of CONTEN-MONT SPRINGS
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.














ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

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Legal Notice

NOTICE



CLAYTON OVERLOOK INC.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





JOB FAIR

held on

March Ist and March 2nd 2007,
Place: Culinary and Hospitality Management
Instutitude College of Bahamas in the
deministration room
Time: 9:00am until 2:00pm daily

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Accountant
Reservation Clerk
Special Events Coordinator

Chef |
Line Cook
Waiters / Waitress
Bus Boys
Bartenders
Maintenance
Security

Appliciants Should bring resume along with them.

ensure that as many of the sea
defences are built prior to, or
as soon after, the commence-
ment of the 2007 Hurricane
Season.”

Mr Roberts said the projects,
designed to protect coastal

‘roads vulnerable to storm ero-

sion, covered 8,375 feet of sea
walls, 6,319 cubic yards of con-
crete, and 7,748 cubic yards of
fill material.

Meanwhile, projects involy-
ing dredging and the Water
Cay Dock, and dredging at
McLean’s Town, had contracts

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executed last year but were ~

delayed due to recommenda-

tions by the BEST Commis- °
sion that anti-pollution safe- .

guards be put in to protect the
water.

Mr Roberts said the con- :
tractor had fulfilled these con- .
ditions, and Treasure Coast -

Marine - the successful bidder

on the three contracts - is due ©

to start work tomorrow morn-
ing.

The minister added that in -
30-40 days he would be able ,
to announce “details of a guar- -

anteed backed dredging solu-

tion to be advanced by engi- ~

neers, which will allow 24

hours access to Sweetings |

Cay”.
And in 60-90 days, M
Roberts said his ministry was
likely to go to bid for con-
struction of sea walls at Smith’s

Point, this project having been +
held up by the need for extra ~

engineering works.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

BAALBEK LIMITED

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

Register.

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ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



ASSISTANT MANAGER
FITNESS CENTRE

We are looking to fill the position of Assistant
| Fitness Centre Manager. Among other duties
the successful applicant will be expected to:

Assist the manager of the fitness centre
in supervision of staff and staff activities;
: ensure the comfort of fitness centre patrons;
maintain the cleanliness standards of the
fitness centre; ensure equipment is working
superbly at all times; maintain par level
stocks per the standard and that bathroom/
shower facilities are fully stocked and in
an acceptable condition at all times. It
would be an asset if the individual has |
some personal training certification from
the Aerobics and Fitness Association - of
America or a similar institution and a
minimum of two to three years experience.

The successful applicant must be: highly
motivated, willing to work flexible hours,
in excellent physical condition and enjoy
working with members and sponsored guests

alike.

Interested individuals should fax resumes to:

The Director of Human Resources
Lyford Cay Members Club
Lyford Cay Drive
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: #362-6245



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THE TRIBUNE



$250m expansion
Container Port TE

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport

Reporter

FREEPORT — Freeport Contain-
er Port’s planned $250 million expan-
sion will increase its current 1.5 mil-
lion twenty-foot equipment units
(TEUs) capacity by 50 per cent, its
chief operating officer said, making
it one of the world’s largest tranship-
ment facilities.

Raymond Jones said future long-
term expansion plans would proba-
bly put the Container Port among the
top five largest ports in the Western
Hemisphere, rivalling major ports in
the northeastern US.

Speaking at the Grand Bahama
Business Outlook Conference, the
Container Port executive reported
that the facility was operating at full
capacity.

“Our present capacity is to handle
1.5 million TEUs per year. The facil-
ity is actually full, and we are having
problems now because the volume
has surged so much because of the
growth in trade going into the US and
South America that we can’t handle

Ninety per cent of Pega

Facility could see 30% container volume rise this year; longs:

term plans may see it rival ports of New York and New Jersey

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the volume,” Mr Jones said.

“So, we are now actively trying to
secure our approval to go ahead and
expand the facility almost by 50 per
cent in capacity.”

Mr Jones said that although the
Container Port was projecting a 10
per cent increase in TEU volume for
2007, indications from its customers
suggest this could exceed 30 per cent.

He added that the first phase of the
$250 million expansion will allow for
the development of an additional 30-
acre stacking area, in addition to the
employment of another 180 workers
and the purchase of three quay
cranes.

“Bahama Rock is completing a
mining exercise in the area, and once
that is done we will develop addi-
tional berth and spend another $100

million here to develop another 10
acres of stacking area and purchase
three more cranes,” Mr Jones said.

“So, in three years we are going to
add six more cranes, bearing in nfind
that we had a fleet of 10 for the last 10
years, and that’s a monumental
increase in capacity.”

The Container Port, which opened
in 1997‘and presently employs about
800 workers, has undertaken a major
recruitment programme in an effort to
meet its expansion needs. ,

“We have the fortune of having
[Mediterranean Shipping Company]
the second largest shipping line in the
world as our primary customer, han-
dling 99 per cent of all traffic to
Freeport,” Mr Jones said.

In terms of trade, Mr Jones added
that 99 per cent of all the containers

that come to’Freeport are destined
for other countries.

He said MSC was launching an
expanded Cagibbean service that will
allow persons;i Freeport to get goods
out of Barbadlos, Jamaica, Cuba and
Trinidad. The:Container Port has a
sector specifically for cargo going in
and out of Europe and Canada into
Cuba, and frgm Cuba into the rest of
the world. 4)

“Going forward, given the fact that
we can develop so much volume,

growth and trade between the US,

Canada, Mexico and South America,
FCP is destified to be one of the
biggest transshipment facilities in the
world as a gifgle terminal opera-
tion...that is management and owned
by one company,” Mr Jones said.
He indicatedthat there were long-

_ million containers, rivalling the p

““he ad

term plans for the further expan
of the Container Port.
Additional mining by Baha‘
Rock of the harbour basin will py
vide the Container Port with
opportunity for developmen
another 6,000 feet of berth on,
west side of the container port, '
This, said Mr Jones, will give
port the ability to handle up "8




of New York and New Jersey. &%
“If Bahama Rock gets the ned.
sary approval to expand the harbOeh
in that fashion, in the long termi
we do have the expanding of {it
basin, the container port would prép
ably be in the top five largest cOm
tainer terminal (in terms of individwg
facility) in the Western Hemispher,’
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l@ PRIME MINISTER PERRY CHRISTIE

m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

Reporter! aT

FREEPORT — Some 90

per cent of the 100 employees
hired to date by Pegasus Wire-
less, the company that has set
up an assembly and manufac-
turing plant in Freeport, were
previously unemployed, Prime
Minister Perry Christie said
last week at the facility’s open-
ing. :
Pegasus Wireless is expected
to employ about 280 Bahami-
ans at its 20,000 square foot
manufacturing plant on West
Settler’s Way. About 100 per-
sons are already employed
with the company.

Mr Christie thanked Jasper
Knabb, the company's presi-
dent and chief executive, for
bringing his investment to the
Bahamas.

“Yours is an awesome
responsibility, sir, because you
are making a defining invest-
ment [here in Freeport]. You
dare to come to this country

Crown Land sale not



aiid say you are going to trans- ;

pr your Offices from California

toithe Bahamas, and that you »
take Bahamians who have |

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néver worked in a facility of
ts kind,” the Prime Minister

d, j
"+I am told that 90 per cent of
the employees you have were’
temployed. And as a result
ef their employmen,t some’

_-$30,000 per week is being put

into the economy. And I
should tell them that you have
never once requested of the
Government concessions to
make this happen,...which
means that you, obviously,
were determined to make i
happen.”
“The Prime Minister said
there was a possibility that Mr
Knabb may transfer his manu-
facturing operations from Tai-
wan and China to Grand
Bahama. i
The Pegasus plant was offi-
‘ially opened in Freeport by
Prime Minister Perry Christie
Thursday.
r Christie believes the

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facility will be a “definé
investment” for Grd
Bahama, and said it will rest
in hundreds of Bahamiaas
acquiring jobs and trainings
wireless technology. a
Labour Minister, Vincest
Peet ,said the Governmdat
welcomes the training{6
Bahamians by Pegasus in
such as the assembly line, erigt
neering, welding, informat
technology and web page amis
graphic art design. > oe
~ “We acknowledge the fact
that Grand Bahama is in need
of these types of quality jobs
by an investor of substance,”
Mr Peet said. eh
"The Government and péo-
ple of the Bahamas share-in
the corporation’s vision to pro-
vide innovative technology that
will serve to establish new
benchmark standards.” 3:
Mr Knabb said Pegasus was:
the only company in the world
that is building wireless video

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“ed

‘sustainable development’

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT — The Grand ©

Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce’s president has warned
that the increasing tendency to
sell or lease Crown Land to
foreign investors would not
create “sustainable develop-
ment”.

Addressing the Grand
Bahama Business’ Outlook
Conference, Christopher Lowe
said the Bahamas had limited

_land resources and a growing
population, but more and more
land was being sold to tourism
and real estate developers.

“That is not sustainable
development. Make no mis-
take, this is being done at our
expense,” Mr Lowe said of
Crown Land sales and leases.

“We had better start
reasserting ourselves in the
business of assisting our elect-
ed government in the running
of the country.

“We had better concern our-
selves in the decision-making
process and not wait for the
invitation. We have to persist,
we must sustain ourselves.”

If businesses are to survive
the present crisis situation in
Grand Bahama, they must per-
sist and become more innova-
tive, Mr Lowe said. “Grand
Bahama has a crisis, so let us
innovate and lead the way.”

Speaking on the topic, Sur-

vival and Sustainability of

“That is not sustainable
development. Make no
mistake, this is being done at
our expense...We had better
start reasserting ourselves
in the business of assisting
our elected government in
the running of the country.’

Bahamian Businesses in Grand
Bahama, Mr Lowe said: “It is
quite astounding that we [in
Grand Bahama] are struggling,
given our infrastructure and
the terms and concessions of
our founding document.”

He added: “On the other
hand, our circumstances in the
mid-point of the term of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
are inevitable, given the prac-
tices that have allowed what I
believe to be side-tracking,
some might even say hijack-
ing, of the core intent of the
visionary and founder Wallace
Groves.”

Mr Lowe, operations man-
ager at Kelly's (Freeport), said
that in the coming weeks and
months, the licensees and res-
idents of Grand Bahama will

— Christopher Lowe

learn more.

In addition to Grand
Bahama’s depressed economic
state, the ongoing legal battle

at the Grand Bahama Port °

Authority between the Hay-
ward and St George families
has caused much concern
among licensees and residents
over the past year.

The Chamber president said
survival was the main goal for
many business persons in
Freeport.

Mr Lowe said trade, indus-
try,and business are essential
ingredients for success. He said
there must also be a measure
of risk and survival instinct.

“Right about now, I think
that we, in Grand Bahama,
should have a serious survival
instinct kicking in,” he told

ticular operation,” Mr Lowe

conference attendees.

In the midst of crisis, he
believes businesses must not
sit and wait for hand outs, and
that their ability to become
more innovative will result in
success.

“In the US right now there
are more laws than any other
country, and more enacted
every day, and the people in
companies seek understanding
of, or hire people who have an
understanding of, rules and
regulation that affect their par-

said.

“Sometimes rules can be too
restrictive, which then results
in lobbying for relaxation of
regulation. This, obviously,
does not work too well here in
the Bahamas, but it may one
day as we mature.

“We have fewer written
rules and regulations, but we
are restricted by a more gen-
eral political and governmental
constraint at the whim of per-
sons and bodies with little
industry knowledge, and no
particular desire to gain knowl-
edge.”

Mr Lowe said almost every
aspect of business, and almost
every initiative in business, is
open to political manipulation
or control.

“To add to this, most of us in
business make little effort to
understand our respective
industries as well, especially
with respect to global business
trends,” he added.

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@ SOFTBALL/BASEBALL

Rattlers topple Gans 7

PRIMARY SCHOOL
CHAMPIONSHIPS

The New Providence Primary
Schools will complete its girls and bore
softball ahd baseball championships on
Tuesday iat the Baillou Hills Baye
Field, |

After playing the preliminaries last
week, Carmichael and Claridge Prima-
ty have emerged to play for third pice
in the girls’ softball, while Garvin Tynes:
will take on Columbus for the girls’
title.

In the boys’ baseball, CW Sawyer
and Carlton Francis will play for third
place, while Thelma Gibson and Clar-
idge Primary will square off for the
championship crown.

BOXING
BAHAMIANS IN ACTION

TWO of the four Bahamian amateur
boxers competing in the Dominican
Republic split their results in action
over the weekend.

Lavar Stewart lost 19-7 to American
Omar Aberto on Friday, while Valenti-
no Knowles won 34-24 over his oppo-
nent from:the Dominican Republic.

Reno Johnson was scheduled to com-
pete last night against a Dominican
Republic competitor and Leevan Hin-
sey will compete tonight.

@ BASKETBALL
LONG ISLAND
CHAMPIONSHIP

While the focus was on the Hugh
Campbell Basketball Classic in New
Providence, there was another big tour-
nament going on in Miller’s Long
Island.

It concluded on Saturday with the
North Long Island senior boys keep-
ing the title at home as they knocked off
NGM 42-34. Cordero Knowles was
named the Most Valuable Player.

In the senior girls championship, AF
Adderley may no longer be playing in
their own Hugh Campbell Tournament,
but their girls emerged as the champi-
ons as they got past Faith Temple 25-21.
Tenash Green was the MVP.

._ And inthe junior boys final, the title
will go to, ea fala with the Arthur’s
Town teat ey defeated AF Adder-
ley 38-23. Sheron Simmons was the
MVP. :

@ REGATTA
“CATCH ME IF YOU CAN”

NONE of the-five A Class boats
caught the Lady In Red, Lady Nathalie
B Class during the “Catch Me If You
Can” Regatta yesterday in Montagu
Shores. }

The Courageous came the closest,
but was eight minutes behind the Lady
Nathalie as she crossed the finish line.
The Southern Cross was third.

On Saturday, the € Class race was
held with the Red Hot Thunderbird
winning over Queen Brigetta. The Bar-
barian [came in third.

The! Regatta was scheduled for last
weekend, but was postponed to this
weekend because of heavy winds.

a FOOTBALL
‘ STINGRAYS BEAT JETS

The Stingrays defeated the Jets 12-6
in Saturday’s game in the Common-
wealth American Football League
action at the DW Davis playing field.

The Jets “scored” five touchdowns,

but they were all called back because of

penalties. They also had a 100-yard
interception return for a touchdown
from! Ricardo Roberts, but that was
called back because a block in the back.

Yesterday, the Orry J Sands Pros and
the Bombers renewed their old rivalry.
However, the result of that game was
' unavailable up to presstime.



CI GIBSON go up for the basket against the Giants.
(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

MIAMI HERALD SPORTS



idioms —. ate

@ BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE CI Gibson Rattlers served
notice that they are gearing up for the
“big showdown” as the 25th Hugh
Campbell Basketball Classic start to
wind down.

When most of the teams are starting
to get worn down, the Rattlers are
looking like they are just getting start-
ed as they breezed past the St. John’s
Giants 79-58 to secure their berth in
the pool final today at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium.

The Rattlers will get to play either
Grand Bahama’s Sunland Lutheran
or their Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association’s rivals,
CR Walker Knights, in the semifinal
today at 10 a.m.

Up to presstime last night, the
Knights were in leading Sunland in
their pool championship.

Also late last night, St. George’ s had
to play the CC Sweeting Cobras and
the Jordan Prince William Falcons,
the Bahamas Association of Indepen-
dent Secondary Schools Sports’ cham-
pions, had to face the Tabernacle Fal-
cons.

The two winners from these series
will clash today at 11:30 a.m. in the
other half of the semis.

That will complete the picture for
the championship that is scheduled for
9 p.m. tonight.

The Rattlers, the three-time defend-
ing champions, are hoping to make
history this year as they break the tie
with the Hawksbill High Hawks (win-
ners from 1992-1994) to become the
first school to win four straight.

CI Gibson, however, are tied with
Hawksbill and Tabernacle, all of whom
have won the title four times.



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“secure pool final berth

Coach Kevin ‘KJ’ Johnson said they
are playing up to the level that he
expects them to be at going into the
final day of competition.

“We are playing mentally tough
now, something we haven’t been doing
all tournament long,” he pointed out.
“We came out and showed our matu-
rity as a team.”

As the only team left in the tourna-
ment is undefeated, Johnson said he
knows that everybody will be “gun-
ning for us,” but he hopes to have-his
boys ready to go.

“Depending on who we get, we
know that they will be tough,” said
Johnson, who’s team haven’t played
Sunland since last year, but have beat-
en the Knights twice this year.

“Both of them are very good teams,
so we have to be ready to play.”

There was no doubt that the Rat-
tlers were ready to play last night.

They jumped out to a comfortable
21-8 lead after the first quarter and
never looked back as David Taylor
and Jermaine Storr got off to a great
start with eight and seven points

‘respectively.

The Rattlers would go on to build a
40-22 margin at the half and they held
a 56-37 advantage at the third.

With their lead in the fourth, John-
son sat down his starters and brought
in his bench. :

Before they left, Storr finished with
a game high 27. Taylor had 22.

The Rattlers also got seven from
Robson Mennon, six from Keno
Wright and four from Danny McKen-
zie.

The Giants, who had a great run in
the tournament, got 19 from Ricardo
Moultire, 15 from Denzil Barr and sev-
en from Anton Francis. But they did-
n’t have the size.to match up with the
Rattlers.

Falcons tame Wildcats
to keep hopes alive

@ BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter



THE Tabernacle Baptist AGnCemne Falcons held off the Sir Jack
Hayward Wildcats to keep their hopes alive for a shot at the 25th

Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic.

The Falcons, who last won the title in 2000, pulled off a 35-31 over
the Wildcats in the marquee showdown between the Grand Bahama
teams yesterday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

“Anytime you beat Jack Hayward, you know that you’ve been ina
war,” was how Falcons’ coach Norris Bain summed up their rivalry.

“I wanted this one so bad that I could hardly.contain myself in the
game. I tried to contain myself and hold back my emotions, but when
we almost gave it away at the end, I had to get my players to dig
down deep. Thank God for the victory.”

Tabernacle, who had to play the Bahamas Association of Indepen-

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SPORTS

TRIBUNE SPORTS



Haas defentis
title with victory
over Roddick

‘TENNIS
MEMPHIS, Tenn.
Associated Press

TOMMY Haas successful-
ly defended his title in the
Regions Morgan Keegan
Championships, beating
Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-2 on
Sunday.

The 28-year-old German
won his sixth straight final
and 11th title overall,
becoming only the second
three-time winner here.
Combined with his 1999
title, he joins Jimmy Con-
nors, currently Roddick’s
coach, who won consecutive
titles in 1978-1979 and 1983-
1984.

“Beating him, it’s obvious-
ly a great win for me, so ’m
really happy and pleased
about it,” Haas said. “I’m
probably playing some of
my best tennis. It’s hard to
compare to where I was four
or five years ago when I had
my highest ranking. But ’m
playing good.”

Haas never faced a break
point in 47 games in this
tournament, and Roddick, .
trying to win his second title
here and 22nd overall, didn’t
come close to breaking him.
Haas gave up only seven
points off his serve in the
final, and two of those were
his own double-faults.

The German had a private
plane to catch to fly to New
York after the final, trying
to make a late plane to the
United Arab Emirates for
his Tuesday match in Dubai.
He beat Roddick in 61 min-
utes.

Roddick said the match
was two extremes.

“Everything was coming
easy to him, and everything
was a little bit of a struggle
for me. That’s not a good
combination for me,” Rod-
dick said.

Ranked ninth in the world
coming in, Haas has not lost
in a final since Andre Agassi
beat him in Rome in May
2002.

Roddick, who will be
ranked No. 3 in-the world
after this week, had won
three of the last four match-
es with Haas coming in —
all on hard courts. The
American hadn’t played in a
final since losing the U.S.
Open last September to
Roger Federer or won a title
since Cincinnati last August.

_ But Haas improved to 6-3
against Roddick, and he
couldn’t have played much
better. He served well and
won all but one of his 25
first-serve points. He also
had near pinpoint accuracy
on his shots.

He took control from the
start, breaking Roddick’s
serve in his first service
game.

Roddick double-faulted to
start and was down 0-40. His
only points came on Haas’
few mistakes, a long return |
of Roddick’s serve and a
backhand into the net
before Haas broke him with
a passing shot to go up 2-0.

Frustrated at fighting off
another break point on his
next service game and still
struggling to place his serve,

Roddick yelled, “You’re not

supposed to hit it there”
after once again hitting a
serve into the net.

Haas played so well that
Roddick’s lone point off the
German’s serve through his
first three service games was
a double-fault, and Roddick-
*s best chance to break Haas
came in the second game of
the second set.

The German hit a fore-
hand long to let Roddick
pull within 40-30. Roddick
then hit a backhand long,
and Haas broke Roddick in
each of his next two service
games.

“He just outplayed me
today,” Roddick said. “I
shot myself in the foot by
playing sloppy early. He just
got the momentum and went
with it. I think we get to 2-
all, 3-all, 4-all in the first set,
maybe it’s different. I donat-
ed a bit early, and after that,
he completely outplayed
me.”












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Eastern Conference Championships :

@ TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

DONALD Thomas soared
above the competition to eas-
ily win the men’s high jump
for Auburn University, but fell
short of breaking the record
at the South Eastern Confer-
ence Championships.

However, Shamar Sands
slipped before he could get
started and failed in his bid to
give the Tigers a Bahamian
double delight in the men’s 60
metre hurdles.

Sands, the Auburn senior

who went into the final with
the second fastest qualifying
time after he won the first of
three heats in 7.77 seconds,
slipped as he got out of his
starting blocks yesterday.
“Coming out,of the blocks, I
just stumbled as J approached
the first hurdle. I hit it real

Donald Thomas and
Shamar Sands in action

hard,” said Sands in an inter-
view from Lexington, Ken-
tucky where the meet was
held at the Nutter Fieldhouse
at the University of Kentucky.

“That was my race. Oh
man. I’m really disappointed
that I slipped, but | came out
of the race. 'm just grateful
for that. It’s tough, but I will
get over it.”

Sands said he hopes to
bounce back in two weeks and
put the race together as he
contain for the title at the 43rd
annual NCAA Champi-
onships, scheduled for March

5-7 at the University of

Arkansas, Fayetteville,

Arkansas.

The final was won by John
Yarbrough, a senior at Mis-
sissippi in 7.67 with Sands’
team-mate, Tyron Arkins, a
junior, second in 7.68.
Yarbrough matched Sands
with the best time in the pre-
liminaries.

“T was ready to run fast this
week, but I know I will be
ready to run even faster at the
nationals,” Sands projected.
“That’s track and field. You
have these setbacks.”

Fhe only setback that
Thomas, a senior as well at
Auburn, had was that he
failed to erase the SEC high

jump mark of 7-7 3/4 that was

set by Ray Doakes from
Arkansas in 1994.

Thomas leapt 7-4 1/4 with
no misses to easily win the title
after his nearest rival was
eliminated from the competi-
tion at 7-13/4. He had two
attempts at the record, but
after clearing it, his trailing
foot accidentally knocked the

-bar down.

“T had the crowd cheering

for me on the jump,” said
Thomas, who thought he had
cleared it when he hit the bed,
but was a little disappointed
looking up and noticing that
the bar had dropped.

“T just couldn’t believe it
because none of my upper
body or my waist hit it. I didn’t
even feel when I hit it. I just
saw when the bar dropped.”

Like Sands, Thomas has
vowed to go even higher when
he head to the NCAA Cham-
pionships.

“The fun at this meet
stopped for me when the com-
petition stopped,” said
Thomas, of Michael Morrison,

a senior at the University of , |
Florida, who could go no high- . ~

er than 7-1 3/4.

After clearing 6-4, 6-6 and .

6-8 with relatively ease,
Thomas passed the next five

heights until the bar was at 7- |

4 1/4.

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FROM page one

dent Secondary Schools’
champions Jordan Prince
William Falcons in last
year’s pool play, blew an
11-point lead to sir Jack
Hayward in the final two
minutes.

But they managed to hold
on in the winding seconds
as the Wildcats made a cou-
ple of crucial turnovers.

Raymond Higgs led the
Falcons with a game high
20 points. Dereck Gaitor
had six:

Twin brothers Farrintino
and Anton Williams had 11
and 10 respectively for the
Wildcats. Lavar Rolle
added eight.

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CC Sweeting Cobras nipped
the Dame Doris Johnson
Mystic Marlins 44-43 in a
keenly contested match-up
between two teams from
New Providence.

Cruz Simon lid up the
nets for a game high 18
points. Eugene Bain was
limited to just nine, but he
pulled down 16 rebounds
with seven steals and five
block shots. Kevin Burrows
and Wayde Higgs had six
apiece.

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Pinder said-he was a little
worried as the Mystic Mar-
lins fought their way back
into the game.

“There was a little bit of a
doubt in my mind because
of the way we started,” he
reflected. “But throughout
it all, we came out on top.
So I’m thankful to the Lord
for that.”

The Cobras had to play
the St. George’s Jaguars
late last night to determine
whether or not they will live
to play in the final four
today.

No results were available
at press time.

A series of games were
played on Saturday.

Here’s a look at
results.

St. John’s sent Mangrove
Cay packing 54-22; CR
Walker erased Bimini;
Doris Taniese eliminated
SC Bootle 52-33; CV Bethel
ousted South Andros 55-31.

Also, CI Gibson won over
Catholic High 53-50; Sun-
land def. Bight Mile Rock
48-43; St. George’s det. CC
Sweeting 55-52; Prince
William def. Sir Jack Hay-
ward 42-41; St. John’s def.
Bishop Eldon 51-38 and CR

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Four games wer e played
late Saturday nent Sum-
maries of those games are
as follows:

Mystic Marlins 56, White
Horse 55: Rarsenio
Dorsette scored 19, Jerome
Wright 10 and Clemente
Edgecombe came up with
12 block shots and seven
rebounds in the win for
Dame Doris Johnson.

“We had a really awe-
some win. The guys just
showed me that they didn’t
want to go home,” said
Mystic Marlins’ coach Har-
court McCoy. “Our 6-7
novice center blocked about
six shots in a row and came
back at the other end and
got a dunk. He helped us
out good.”

Torrino Clarke scored a
game high 27 in the loss for
Kings’ C ‘ollege.

Giants 42, Crusaders 37:
Denzel Barr scored 13,
Shanairj Wallace 11 and
Taj-mon Thompson added
eight in St. John’s win.

Lyndon Davis had 10 and
Johnathan Russell and
Hillery Cargill both scored
eight for Catholic High.

“We just have to thank

the Lord,” said coach Sher-
win Major. “The guys had
such a long season and it’s
just a great feeling to be in
this position.”

Knights 50, Bluejays 38:
Batchlette LaFleur scored
18, Tavano Jones had 11
and Renaldo Baillou six as
CR Walker won another
game.

Nathaniel Cooper had 18
in the loss for Eight Mile
Rock.

Falcons 50, Stingrays 36:
Raymond Higgs’ 15 and
Dereck Gaitor’s 13 was
good enough to lead Taber-
nacle Baptist Academy.
Jared Cartwright added
eight, while Ross Roberts
and Lio Gibeon had six
apiece.

“We're playing better and
once Raymond play better,
we will continue to get bet-
ter,” said Falcons’ coach
Norris Bain. “If Ross can
settle down, people can see
what we are really capable
of doing. We just wanted to
advance.”

Sherman Ferguson came
up with 18 and Kaynard
Minus and Romell Johnson
had nine and six respec-
tively in the loss for CV
Bethel.

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4B | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007

BY KRYSTYNA RUDZKI
Associated Press

CARDIFF, Wales — Chel-
sea won the League Cup final
with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal
on Sunday, getting two goals
from Didier Drogba and over-
coming a frightening head
injury to captain John Terry.

Terry, also the captain of
the English national team, was
taken off the field on a
stretcher after Arsenal
defender Abou Diaby acciden-
tally kicked him in the head in
the 58th minute.

Drogba headed in the win-
ning goal at Millennium Sta-
dium in the 84th minute from
across from Arjen Robben. He

minutes after Theo Walcott
had given the Gunners a 1-0
lead.

Terry was attempting to
head a corner from Robben
when Diaby went for the ball

with his foot. Terry then fell .

and appeared unconscious.
Players from both teams
immediately called for medi-
cal assistance.

The Chelsea defender was
put on a stretcher with an oxy-
gen mask placed over his
mouth and a brace around his
head. Play was halted for six
minutes before Terry was car-
ried off.

“On the stretcher, I gave
him some words, and the way
he reacts with. his hands, I
understood that he was com-
pletely conscious,” Chelsea
manager Jose Mourinho said.
“He remembers everything in
the game. He’s fine.”

Terry recently recovered
from back and calf muscle
injuries that sidelined him for
13 games, and then went down
with ankle ligament damage in
Wednesday’s 1-1 Champions
League tie at FC Porto.

Walcott gave Arsenal the
lead after exchanging passes
with Diaby and sending a ris-
ing shot into the far corner.
Drogba leveled when he tookia

pass from Michael Ballack and’.

beat Arsenal goalkeeper
Manuel Almunia.

In the more than 10 minutes
of injury time, players on both
sides brawled. John Obi Mikel,
who replaced Terry, was sent
off along with Arsenal
defender Kolo Toure. Emman-
uel Adebayor was then also
sent off before play restarted.
Chelsea midfielder Frank
Lampard and Arsenal mid-
fielder Cesc Fabregas drew
yellow cards.

“Maybe it was a conse-
quence of some frustration in
the last part of the game and
some boys, they lost a little bit
their emotion,” Mourinho
said. “I hope we can forget this
incident and we all can focus
on the good things of the
games.”

Arsenal played an inexperi-



Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees
pitcher Carl Pavano had an
MRI exam and X-rays taken
Sunday on his injured left foot.

The team didn’t immedi-
ately release the results, but
Pavano said afterward that he
wasn’t concerned.

‘Just for precaution,”
Pavano said. “It’s feeling bet-

_ *NASH

cos were trying to contact |
teammates, who have scat-
tered for the offseason.
Funeral arrangements were
not yet set.

Canter told the AP that
Nash had four physicals since
2004 and was in good health.
He said the Broncos planned
their own investigation.

Canter said Nash had been
ecstatic last week organizing
the charity game. His client’s
high school coach, Darren
Sunkett, said Nash had invited
some NEL players from the St.
Louis area and some former

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SOCCE

SOCCER

Chelsea beats Arsenal 2-1 in English final



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AZ substitute Maarten Mar-
tens tied the score in the 79th.

Ajax played half the game with

10 men because Edgar Davids

was sent off in the 45th minute

for a second yellow card.
Ajax is still in second place

with 56 points, seven points

behind PSV Eindhoven, which
beat FC Groningen 1-0 Satur-
day. AZ is third with 55 points.

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW Celtic
advanced to the semifinals of
the Scottish Cup by edging
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
2-1 on a pair of late goals.

Steven: Pressley scored in
the 89th minute and Kenny

also scored in the 20th, eight ENGLISH CHAMPS: Chelsea’s Frank Lampard lifts the trophy filler added another during
as he and his teammates celebrate after winning the

League Cup soccer final against Arsenal in Cardiff,

Wales, on Sunday. Also pictured are, from left, Arjen

Robben, Ashley Cole and goalkeeper Peter Cech, right.

enced second team — with
Thierry Henry, Jens Lehmann,
Gilberto and Tomas Rosicky
not even in the lineup. Chel-
sea, however, fielded the same
lineup that started at FC Porto.

In the Premier League,
Wigan improved its chances
of avoiding reiegation by beat-
ing Newcastle 1-0. Matt Taylor
scored with a 25-yard free kick
after U.S. defender Oguchi
Onyewu fouled Leighton
Baines in the 40th minute.
Twelve minutes earlier,
Wigan goalkeeper John Filan
saved a penalty kick by Nol-
berto Solano.

The victory put Wigan at
least six points ahead of the
three teams in the relegation
zone. Wigan has 29 points
while Charlton has 23, West
Ham has 20 and Watford has
19.

GERMANY

BERLIN — U.S. goalkeeper
Kasey Keller made several
good saves to. help last-place
Borussia Moenchengladbach
hold Werder Bremen to a 2-2
tie in the Bundesliga.

= Keller was beaten twice on

long shots, first by Pierre
Wome in the 10th minute and
then by Jurica Vranjes in the
84th. Michael Delura scored
one for Moenchengladbach in
the 17th, and Nando Raphael
scored the tying goal in injury
time.

League leader Schalke lost
to Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 on a
85th-minute goal from Stefan
Kiessling.

ITALY

MILAN — Inter Milan won
its 17th straight game in the
Italian league, defeating Cata-
nia 5-2.

Walter Samuel, Santiago
Solari, Fabio Grosso, Zlatan
Ibrahimovic and Julio Ricardo
Cruz scored for Inter, which
leads the league with 66
points. Gionatha Spinesi and

Giorgio Corona scored for

, Catania.

Second-place AS Roma
downed Reggina 3-0 and has
52 points. Palermo, which tied
Atalanta 1-1, is third with 44
points.

Massimo Ambrosini
headed in the winning goal in
the 90th minute to help AC
Milan beat Sampdoria 1-0.
Milan, which started the sea-
son with an eight-point pen-
alty from the Italian match-fix-
ing scandal, is in fifth place
with 36 points.

SPAIN

MADRID Barcelona
moved two points ahead of
Sevilla in the Spanish league
after stopping Athletic Bilbao
3-0.

Samuel Eto’o scored in the
Alst minute in his first start
since returning from a serious
knee injury. Barcelona also got
an own-goal from Athletic
defender Fernando Amore-
bieta in the 22nd and a volley
from Xavi Hernandez eight
minutes later.

Ronaldinho hit the crossbar
in the 59th after he beat one
Athletic defender and then
dribbled around two more
before Daniel Aranzubia’s last-
ditch effort got just enough to
push the soft lob off target.

Sevilla was held to a 0-0 tie
by Getafe. The UEFA Cup
champions, who lead the
league with 44 goals this sea-
son, were stymied at Getafe,
which has allowed only three
goals at home.

Espanyol, which finished
the game with 10 men after
Daniel Jarque victory at Osa-
suna.

NETHERLANDS
AMSTERDAM — Ajax, in
second place in the Dutch
league, played to a 1-1 tie with
AZ Alkmaar.
Kenneth Perez gave Ajax
the lead in the 65th minute, but



BASEBALL

Yankees’ Pavano has MRI

ter than it did. I’m not really
too alarmed. There’s no bruis-
ing or anything. It’s just stiff.”

Pavano didn’t participate in
on-field drills. He did undergo
treatment, including icing the
foot.

“The first year that I was
with the team, I got hit by a
line drive in almost the same

spot and it kind of felt like

this,” Pavano said. ;

Pavano was hit on the
instep in batting practice Sat-
urday by infielder Alberto
Gonzalez’s line drive. He
made one warm-up toss after
being struck and then threw 27
more pitches to complete his
workout. The right-hander
may not pitch in Tuesday’s
intrasquad game.

FROM THE SPORTS FRONT

Broncos running back is dead at 24

érs. He was talking to a cousin
when he collapsed.

The agent said dozens of
family members had gathered
at Nash’s house for a celebra-
tion or were en route when he
died. Judy Nash, he said,
recalled that her husband
hadn’t been drinking or party-
ing, adding that “all he cares
about is his daughter and this
event.”

Canter said Nash’s friends
and family take comfort in
knowing that in his last
moments he was surrounded
by “every single person that
loves him, that he loved and
that loved him back.”

lowed from Riverview Gar-
dens High School in suburban
St. Louis to East. St. Louis (Ill.)
High School, added: “He was
a very humble, bright kid,
always funny and enthusias-
tic. .... You couldn’t dislike
him.”

A fifth-round draft choice
by Tennessee in 2005, Nash
played in three games for the
Titans. The Broncos signed
him as a free agent last sea-
son. He played in three
games, rushing for 66 yards
on 18 carries. In his two-year
career, he had 24 carries for
98 yards and seven receptions
for 55 yards.

Missouri coach Gary Pin-

injury time for the 33-time cup
champions. Inverness had
taken the lead in the 18th when
Graham Bayne scored.

Dunfermline and Hibernian
are also in the semifinals.
Motherwell faces St. John-
stone on Wednesday.

GREECE

ATHENS — Olympiakos
maintained its ll-point lead in
the Greek league by defeating
Ergotelis 2-1.

Harris Papas. and Julio
Cezar scored a goal each for
Olympiakos before Dimitris
Kiliaras got one back for Ergo-
telis.

Olympiakos leads the
league with 59 points, 11 more
than Panathinaikos, which
beat visiting Iraklis 3-0. AEK
Athens, which won 2-1 at
Apollon, is third with 46
points.

FRANCE

PARIS — Lens was held to
a 2-2 tie by visiting Nancy in
the French league and fell 13
points behind leader Lyon.

Aruna Dindane and Seydou

Keita scored for second-place
Lens after Marc-Antoine For-
tune had given Nancy the lead
in the sixth minute. Youssouf
Hadji then tied the score in the
last minute.

PORTUGAL

LISBON — Three second-
half goals in six minutes
helped FC Porto beat Beira
Mar 5-0 and kept the defend-
ing champions at the top of the
Portuguese league.

Lisandro Lopez, Lucho
Gonzalez, Raul Meireles, Alan
and Adriano scored.

VIOLENCE

BELGRADE, Serbia — Soc-
cer fans and riot police fought
after a game between Belgrade
rivals, leaving at least 13 peo-
ple injured and 27 arrested.

Red Star fans were angered
by their team’s 4-2 loss to Par-
tizan on Saturday. They built
barricades with garbage bins
as police on horseback
charged them, witnesses said.



MIKE CARLSON/AP
ON THE MOUND: Yankees
pitcher Carl Pavano
throws live batting °
practice on Saturday.

kel said the Tigers were in
shock over Nash’s death,
which happened less than two
years after Missouri football
player Aaron O’Neal died
during summer workouts in
2005.

News of Nash’s death
spread quickly to Coffeyville
Community College in Kan-
sas, the school he attended
before heading to Missouri.

“They don’t make them no
better than Damien,” Coffey-
ville running backs coach
Dickie Rolls said.

AP Sports Writers Pat Gra-
ham in Denver and Michael
Marot in Indianapolis contrib-
uted to this report.

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NEW DEAL:
Quarterback A.J.
Feeley and the
Eagles agreed
on a three-year
contract
extension
Sunday.

Landry set for

NEL challenge —

BY MICHAEL MAROT
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS
LaRon Landry vividly recalls
those fierce competitions
with his two older brothers.
Perhaps it would start with a
pickup basketball game and
carry over to football prac-
tice.

Whatever the challenge,
Landry welcomed it — even
if he occasionally got beaten

“We were always compet-
itive and that started way
before high school,” Landry
recalled Sunday. “We really
went at it all the time and it
was always let the best man
win.”

So why would the 22-
year-old former LSU safety

- bother backing down from

the next great bout in this
sibling rivalry?

He’s not. When: April 28.
Where: National television.
What: The NFL draft. The
stakes: A chance to cement
his place in the family record
book.

Derik Landry, the oldest
of the three brothers, played
at Vanderbilt but never
reached the NFL. -

Dawan Landry, the middle
brother, played at Georgia
Tech and was taken by the
Baltimore Ravens in the fifth
round last year. He emerged
as yet another member of
that strong ’06 rookie class,
finishing with 69 tackles, five
interceptions and three sacks
for the AFC North champs.

In any other year, Lan-
dry’s performance probably
would have warranted con-
sideration for the NFL’s
defensive rookie of the year
award. In his backyard, it
may not warrant bragging
rights. :

LaRon Landry already
owns one prize his brothers
don’t — a national champi-
onship ring — and he'll likely
add another chapter to his
resume in two months. He’s
projected as a first-round
pick and could reinforce that
impression with a good
workout at the NFL scouting
combine here.

Take that, brothers.

“He (Dawan) visited me
twice when I was working
out in Florida,” LaRon Lan-
dry said. “We'd go over some
things about coming here, so

he’s played a real influential |

role in helping me get ready
for the combine.”

Landry finds himself in
good company this week,
just among the defensive
backs.

There’s safety Michael
Johnson of Arizona, whose
brother, Reggie, played with
the Detroit Lions in the
1990s. There’s safety Nedu
Ndukwe, whose much bigger
brother, Ikechuku, played
most recently with the
Ravens. There’s cornerback
Josh Wilson of Maryland,
whose father, Tim, was the
lead back for Hall of Famer
Earl Campbell in Houston.

And the second part of the
Irons brothers, cornerback
David, is now in Indy, too.
Highly touted running back
Kenny Irons arrived Friday,
and NEL officials said they
believed it was the first time
in combine history that
brothers were being tested at
the same time.

Let the taunting begin.

“Pm determined to beat
him out,” said. David Irons,
referring to the 40-yard dash.
“Pm going to try to watch his
40, to see what he runs. If he

runs a 4.4, I told him that’s
not going to win.”

»

Wilson has the most com- *

pelling legacy.
His father died in 1996

after suffering a heart attack, *
and the younger Wilson, ©
then ll, admittedly struggled »

through his adolescent years
without a father.
So he found other ways to

immortalize his dad. There’s

the beat-up football card in ~
his wallet and a tattoo of his -

father’s picture on his chest

with the words: “Forever in |

my heart.”

“| don’t take it with me on *
the field because I don’t want |

to mess. it up,” he said. “It’s
already pretty bad. But you
know if somebody stole my
wallet, I’d be pretty upset not

because of the money — I

only have about $1 in there.
There are more valuable
things in there.”

Wilson even credits his
father for helping him
develop his play-for-now
attitude, and each of the fam-
ilies has their own unique

‘

4
‘
Ml
*

version of the same-story...*~;

For the Irons, it’s always |

=

been about speed.

“T always thought he was
faster for some reason,”
David Irons said. “He must
have raced somebody slower
than him. When I was in
junior college he thought he
could beat me in a race. He
never raced me before in his
life. All of a sudden he

thought he was going to run _

this amazing 40 time.”

Landry credits his two
brothers for helping him
develop the hard-hittting, no-
nonsense style that has taken
him from Ama, La., to
national champion and now
to the cusp of a big payday in
the NFL.

EAGLES

Philadelphia quarterback
AJ. Feeley and the Eagles
agreed on a three-year con-
tract extension Sunday,
nearly eliminating the
chance that Jeff Garcia will
return to Philadelphia.

Feeley’s new deal runs
through 2010. Garcia, who
helped the Eagles win the
NEC East title and a playoff
game after Donovan
McNabb was injured, will
become a free agent on Fri-
day.

“A J. Feeley has been very
productive as a quarterback
in Philadelphia,” general
manager Tom Heckert said.
“e’s won some games at
crucial times for this fran-
chise and he gives us a great
amount of confidence as a
backup to Donovan McNabb.
AJ.’s proven to be very com-
fortable in this offensive
scheme and we look forward
to having him in the fold for
the next several years.”

Garcia, a three-time Pro-
Bowl quarterback in San
Francisco earlier this decade,
revived his career in Phila-
delphia. He led the Eagles to
five straight wins down the
stretch, completing 61.7 per-
cent of his passes for 1,309
yards, 10 touchdowns and
two interceptions.

CHIEFS

Kansas City defensive end
Jared Allen wants out of Kan-
sas City.

He formally requested a
trade after contract negotia-
tions broke down over the
weekend in Indianapolis,
Allen’s agent, Ken Harris,
said in a phone interview

» Sunday.

University of Missouri play- Sunkett, whom Nash fol-

2

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THE MIAMI HERALD | MiamiHerald.com.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. —
D.J. Strawberry scored a
career-high 27 points, and
Maryland rallied from a 12-

point deficit in the second half -

_to beat No. 5 North Carolina
89-87 Sunday and extend their
winning streak to five games.

North Carolina (24-5, 10-4
Atlantic Coast Conference)
had a chance to force overtime

with 3.5 seconds left, but Bran-’

dan Wright missed the first of
two free throws and the Tar
Heels failed to control the
rebound of his second misfire.

As the final buzzer
sounded, fans rushed the court
to celebrate Maryland’s first

* win over North Carolina in six
' tries since Jan. 14, 2004.

Mike Jones scored 18 points
and James Gist had 12 for the
Terrapins (22-7, 8-6). Mary-
land trailed 77-65 with 7:14 left
before Jones scored nine

. points in a 16-3 run to give the
Terrapins their first lead.
After Reyshawn Terry
scored for North Carolina, two
free throws by Ekene Ibekwe
put Maryland back in front.
~ Terry then made two foul
shots with 1:40 left, but Straw-
‘berry countered with a layup.
Ibekwe followed with a steal
and sank two free throws to
give the Terrapins a three-
point cushion with 1:11 to go.
It was 89-84 before North
Carolina’s Wayne Ellington
sank a 3-pointer. The Tar
Heels got the ball back after a
Maryland turnover, setting up
Wright’s misfire at the line.
Tyler Hansbrough scored
22 points and Ellington had 17
for North Carolina, which



| _ ;
TERRY GILLIAM/AP

HAPPY COACH: Ohio State
coach Thad Matta holds
up his trophy net after
the Buckeyes defeated
Wisconsin.

Nos2 |
edges —
Nov

°BIG TEN

Tucker, averaging 20.2
points, was held to 12.
Reserve Jason Bohannon
went 3-for-3 from 3-point |
range and finished with 11
points. Taylor scored 10. |

Ohio State also wonthe |
_- last time a No. 1 team vis-

ited Columbus — stunning
unbeaten Illinois in the
home finale two years ago.

The Buckeyes have won
12 straight conference
games and 25 in a row at
home, including all 18 this

‘season.

_ Inatense, gritty yet typ-
ical Big Ten defensive
struggle, Wisconsin
grabbed a 46-42 lead
before Conley converted a
12-foot right-handed
jumper — he usually
shoots left-handed. After |
an errant alley-oop pass by |
Chappell, Conley drove the |
lane and dished to Oden, |
who retrieved the loose |



ball and dunked while he
was being fouled. He then
completed the three-point
play for a 47-46 lead with
2:46 left.

With just under a min- |
ute left, the Badgers pulled |
Oden away from the basket |
as he guarded Chappell,
who dumped a pass inside
to Tucker for a layup to set
up the final, hectic minute.

went 8-for-17 at the foul line.
The loss deniel coach Roy
Williams his 100th victory
with the Tar Heels.

e No. 7 Memphis 77,
Houston 64: Chris Douglas-
Roberts scored 19 points to
lead the hosts and extend the
nation’s
streak to 17.

Joey Dorsey added 16 .

points and 10 rebounds for the
Tigers (25-3, 14-0 Conference
USA), who also won their 29th.
consecutive home game.
Memphis weathered a pesky
defensive start by the Cougars
with a late run in the first half
to put the game out of reach.
Houston (15-13, 9-5) cut the
Tigers lead to less than 10 only
once in the second half.

Senior Jeremy Hunt fin-
ished with 14 points for Mem-
phis. Dorsey was 8-of-10 from
the field.

Robert McKiver led Hous-
ton with 32 points, hitting 13 of
his 28 shots.

Memphis defeated Houston
79-69 on Jan. ll. Winthrop of
the Big South and Memphis
are the only teams in the coun-

try undefeated in their respec-

tive conferences. ‘

e No. 17 Vanderbilt 67,
Kentucky 65: In Nashville,
Tenn., Derrick Byars grabbed
a rebound off his own missed

foul shot and scored to give

the Commodores their first
lead with 25.5 seconds left, and
Vanderbilt held on for the win.

Byars finished with 26
points, and Shan Foster added
21 for the Commodores (19-9,
9-5 Southeastern Conference),

who erased a 10-point second-

Bales has doub

Associated Press

. DURHAM, N.C. — Alison
Bales had 16 points and 12
rebounds, and No. 1 Duke
pulled away late to beat No. 4
North Carolina 67-62 and fin-
ish the first unbeaten regular
season in Atlantic Coast Con-
ference history.

Fellow senior Lindsey Har-
ding added 15 points in her
final home game for the Blue
Devils (29-0, 14-0), who held
the Tar Heels without a field
goal for 7 minutes down the
stretch while outscoring them
9-0 to remain on track for a

No. 1 seed in the NCAA tour-.

nament.

Abby Waner added 13
points for Duke, which tri-
umphed in what was its tight-
est home game of the season
by far. The Blue Devils, who
won each of their previous 13
games at Cameron Indoor Sta-
dium by at least 10 points,
couldn’t put North Carolina

-away until the closing min-

utes.

Ivory Latta led North Caro-
lina with 19 points, but was
plagued by the same poor
shooting that doomed her
team in its previous loss to
Duke. Latta finished 6-of-17
from the field for the Tar
Heels (27-3, 11-3).

e No. 2 Tennessee 73,
No. 12 Vanderbilt 53: In
Knoxville, Tenn., Candace
Parker had 21 points and 14
rebounds and the Lady Vols
made a strong case for a No.1
seed in the NCAA tourna-
ment.

Tennessee (27-2, 14-0
Southeastern Conference),
which earlier wrapped up the
league title, got 14 points from
Shannon Bobbitt and 10 from
Sidney Spencer.

The Commodores (24-5,
10-4) continue to struggle
against their in-state rivals,
losing for the 13th straight time
despite enjoying their best
season so far under coach
Melanie Balcomb. Carla
Thomas led Vanderbilt with
23 points.

@ No. 5 Ohio State 72,
Michigan 58: In Ann Arbor,
Mich., Jessica Davenport
scored 25 points, Marscilla
Packer added 17 and the Buck-
eyes clinched their second
straight Big Ten champion-
ship.

The Buckeyes (26-2, 15-1)
led 38-22 at halftime and

|. extended their advantage to as

many as 21. Michigan cut the
deficit to 43-35 early in the sec-

longest winning.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

MEN’S TOP 25 GAMES

Strawberry leads Maryland’s rally past No. 5 UNC

half deficit.

Kentucky (19-9, 8-6) got 18
points from Bobby Perry and
Jodie Meeks added 15. The
Wildcats outshot Vanderbilt
58 percent (25-of-43) to 41 per-
cent (24-of-58).

WOMEN’S TOP 25 GAMES

le-double for No. 1 Duke

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ond half ona LeQuisha Whit-s}.

field basket before Ohio Stateac! &

used Davenport’s powerful
post game to pull away.

Michigan (10-19, 3-13) was
led by Carly Benson’s 16 points
and now has lost 25 straight
games against ranked oppo-
nents.

e No. 6 Maryland 76,
Boston College 60: In Bos-
ton, Crystal Langhorne scored
21 points and grabbed 10
rebounds and Maryland
rebounded from a loss to top-
ranked Duke to clinch third
place in the Atlantic Coast
Conference.

Kristi Toliver and Marissa
Coleman each scored 12
points, and Shay Doron had U
for Maryland (26-4, 10-4
ACC). Langhorne scored 13 of
her points in the final 12:12.

Kathrin Ress led BC (13-15,
3-11) with 26 points.

e No. 7 LSU 70, Ala-
bama 27: In Baton Rouge, La.,
Sylvia Fowles had 12 points, 14
rebounds and two blocks in 17
minutes and got the rest of the
day off in a rout of reeling Ala-
bama.

The victory ended the only
losing streak of the season for
LSU (24-6, 10-4 Southeastern
Conference) at two games. —

Alabama (10-19, 0-14),
which has lost 14 in a row, did
not have a single player score
in double figures. Navonda
Moore led the Tide with eight
points. Alabama shot 17 per-
cent from the field and fin-
ished with more turnovers
(29) than points.

e No. 8 Stanford 56,
Southern California 53:
Jayne Appel scored 12 of her 14
points in the second half,
including a go-ahead basket
with 36 seconds left, and the
hosts clinched a share of the
Pac-l0 title.

The Cardinal (25-4, 17-1)
struggled without Candice
Wiggins, the two-time confer-
ence player of the year who
sat out her second straight
game with an injured ham-
string. The Cardinal shot just
36 percent without their lead-
ing scorer.

USG (16-12, 10-8) missed
out on an opportunity to tie
Washington for fourth place in
the conference but will still
open the tournament against
the Huskies next Saturday.
Shay Murphy led USC with 13
points and Chloe Kerr added
i.

e No. 3 George Wash-
ington 56, Temple 53: In



GAIL BURTON/AP
FOUL PLAY: Maryland’s Ekene Ibekwe, top, is fouled by
North Carolina’s Marcus Ginyard during the second half
of their game on Sunday. Host Maryland won 89-87.

e No. 18 Duke 67, St.
John’s 50: In New York, Greg
Paulus scored 19 points,
DeMarcus Nelson added 14
points and seven rebounds
and the Blue Devils won their
fourth straight.

INTERNATIONAL EDITION _M(



Jon Scheyer had 11 points
and David McClure grabbed
seven rebounds and Duke
(22-7, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Con-
ference) continued to rebound
from a four-game losing streak
that knocked them out of the
Top 25 for a time.

Lamont Hamilton scored 17
points and Anthony Mason Jr.
had 13 for St. John’s (15-14, 6-9
Big East). The Red Storm shot
34 percent from the field after
going 3-for-22 in the first half.

e No. 20 Louisville 76,
Connecticut 69: In Hartford,
Conn., Terrence Williams
scored 17 points, freshman
Derrick Caracter came off the
bench to score 16 and the Car-

dinals won their fifth straight °

game.

The Cardinals (21-8, 11-4)
looked to be in trouble early
when David Padgett, who had
19 points in Louisville’s 68-54
win over Connecticut on Jan.
22, picked up two fouls in the
first 4:23. But Caracter
replaced him and the 6-9

freshman scored all 16 of his .

points before intermission,
outmuscling the Huskies

> underneath.

Jerome Dyson hit 6-of-8
from 3-point range and scored
23 points to lead Connecticut
(17-11, 6-8 Big East).

LATE SATURDAY

e No. 11 Nevada 95,
Boise State 81: In Boise,
Idaho, senior forward Nick
Fazekas scored 28 points and
grabbed eight rebounds to
lead Nevada to a victory over
Boise State that extended the
Wolf Pack’s winning streak to



CHUCK LIDDY/RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER/MCT

SHOT BLOCKER: Duke’s Alison Bales, right, goes up to
block a shot by North Carolina’s lvory Latta in the
second half of Duke’s 67-62 victory on Sunday.

Washington, D.C., Kenan
Cole’s jumper broke a late tie
and the Colonials clinched
their sixth straight Atlantic 10
regular season title.

With its 18th straight win,
George Washington (25-2, 14-0
Atlantic 10) earned the top
seed in the conference tourna-
ment, which begins on Mar. 2
in Cincinnati. Sarah-Jo Law-
rence had 19 points, 15 in the
first half.

Fatima Maddox had 17
points for Temple (23-6, 13-D,
which had its nine-game win-
ning streak broken.

e No. 11 Georgia 69,
Arkansas 51: In Athens, Ga.,
Senior Cori Chambers halted a
shooting slump in her final
home game, scoring 17 points
to held the Lady Dogs clinch
the second seed in the SEC
‘Tournament. 4

Chambers hit seven of 12

from the field, shooting better
than 50 percent for the first
time since hitting nine of 12
against Florida on Jan. 4 for
Georgia (24-5, ll-3 Southeast-
ern Conference).

Dominique Washington
and Lauren Ervin scored 14
apiece ior Arkansas (18-12,
3-11).

e No. 13 Oklahoma 72,
Missouri 57: In Norman,
Okla., Courtney Paris scored
33 points and set Oklahoma’s
career mark for offensive
rebounds.

Paris
rebounds, including seven on
the offensive end, to record
her 54th consecutive double-
double. Her 314th offensive
rebound in the second half
broke Phylesha Whaley’s mark
for Oklahoma (22-4, 12-3 Big
12).

EeTisha Riddle had 12



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nine games.

Ramon Sessions added 17
points for Nevada (26-2, 13-1
Western Athletic Confer-
ence). Denis Ikovlev had 14,
Kyle Shiloh 12 and Marcelus
Kemp 10.

Matt Nelson and Coby Karl
paced Boise State (16-11, 8-6)
with 19 points apiece.

e No. 13 Southern Illi-
nois 76, Evansville 69: In
Carbondale, Ill., Randal Falker
scored a career-high 30 points
on 13-of-15 shooting, leading
Southern Illinois to victory
over Evansville in both teams’
regular-season finale.

Tony Young added 17
points and Jamaal Tatum had
15 for the Salukis (25-5, 15-3
Missouri Valley), who
extended their winning streak
to 11 games and will be the top
seed when the conference
tournament begins Thursday.

Matt Webster scored 21
points for the Purple Aces
(14-16, 6-12). Jason Holsinger
added 11 points and Kyle
Anslinger 10 for Evansville.

e No. 23 Oregon 93,
Washington 85: In Eugene, °
Ore., Aaron Brooks scored 30
points and Tajuan Porter had
19 to lead Oregon past Wash-
ington.

Bryce Taylor added 15
points for the Ducks (22-7, 10-7
Pac-10), and Maarty Leunen
had 13 and Joevan Catron 11.
Brooks was 10-for-14 from the
field and came within two
points of his season-high.

Ryan Appleby led the Hus-
kies (16-12, 6-10) with 21 points
and Spencer Hawes provided
another 20.

points for Missouri (17-1,
5-10):* *

e No. 16 Texas A&M 63,
No. 14 Baylor 58: In Waco,
Texas, Danielle Gant scored 18
of her 22 points in the second
half for the Aggies.

Texas A&M (22-5, 12-3 Big
12) won both games against
Baylor this season and can
capture its first-ever conter-
ence title with a win Wednes-
day against Texas. It can also
clinch the title with an Okla-
homa loss.

Bernice Mosby scored 24
points for Baylor (24-5, 11-4),
which had one field goal in the
final 8:09. The Lady Bears shot

20 percent (6-of-30) in the sec-

ond half and missed all 12
3-pointers it attempted.

e No. 15 Purdue 58, Illi-
nois 48: In Champaign, Ill,
Katie Gearlds scored 21 points
and the Boilermakers took
advantage of 16 Fighting Illini
turnovers.

Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton
scored 14 points for Purdue

(25-5, 14-2 Big Ten), which fin-

ished in second place in the
Big Ten behind Ohio State.

Illinois (18-10, 8-8) was hurt
by its weak three-point shoot-
ing, hitting only two of the 13
shots they took from behind
the arc. Jenna Smith led IIli-
nois in scoring with 18 points.

e No. 20 Michigan State
57, Minnesota 50: In East
Lansing, Mich., Victoria
Lucas-Perry scored 13 points
in her final regular-season
home game to help Michigan
State rally.

The 20th-ranked Spartans
(22-7, 13-3 Big Ten) trailed
35-31 before a Lucas-Perry
3-pointer triggered a 10-0 run
midway through the second
half. Allyssa DeHaan had eight
points and eight blocked shots.

Emily Fox had 15 points for
the Golden Gophers (15-14,
7-9), who outrebounded the
Spartans 50-33.

e Old Dominon 62, No.
22 James Madison 57: In
Norfolk, Va., Sherida Triggs
scored 15 points to lead the
Monarchs.

Old Dominion (19-8, 14-1
Colonial Athletic Association)
got 11 points from Tamara
Ransburg.

The Dukes (24-4, 15-2)

played catch up and tied the
Monarchs seven times, but
trailed 31-28 at the half. The
Dukes’ Meredith Alexis scored
12 points. Young, Shirley
McCall and Andrea Benvenuto
all scored 11 points.







6B_| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26,2007 __ INTERNATIONAL EDITION __

WHAT IQ

WATCH
- THIS WEEK



DOES IT SURPRISE
YOU HOW EASILY

YOU BECAME A FAN,

FAVORITE?

e Jason Kapono:
‘Definitely, because |

don’t have any game,

I’m not the athletic,
smooth type of
player, athletic with



sweet moves. Here's a goofy white dude that
can shoot, his game is slow and all that stuff.
For some reason, they liked that [at UCLA].
‘You think you're sweet at first. | just don't
know how to act sweet. There’s nothing

sweet about my personality. | don’t combmy -

hair, don’t shave, not a pretty boy. But inside
of you, you're like, “Wow, people are staring
at me or talking about me or want to be

friends with me.

“FANTASY VS. REALITY






DELONTE WEST, CELTICS

e Fantasy: It wasn’t too long ago that West
was a nondescript fantasy guard ona Celtics
team that couldn’t decide where it was
headed with its guards. But since the Celtics
have tanked and Paul Pierce’s injury. allowed
others to flourish, West Has taken advantage.
Since Jan. 19 he has shown the ability to have
a big stats game, putting up five 20-plus point
games in that stretch, seven games of eight or
more assists and has averaged almost two

steals a game.

e Reality: The fact that West has done some
of his best work while the Celtics have been in
the tank goes to show he can't be atop guard
in the league. He’s wiry, quick, left-handed
and can shoot, but he’s not explosive enough
or big enough to make a consistent impact as
a go-to guard. With more opportunities this
season, West is shooting a career-worst 42.3
percent from the floor, and doesn't really
stretch the floor that well, shooting less than
AO percent fron beyond the arc.

e Winner: Fantasy.

“ELEVATED



MANU GINOBILI,



SPURS
If Spurs
coach
Gregg
. 4 Popov-
ich keeps bringing
Ginobili off the

bench this season,
the Argentine will
qualify for-Sixth
Man of the Year
honors. And Ginob-
iliis playing with
such freedom off
the bench, he will
likely win the
award. Just this
week, he scored 24
points inarowina
Spurs win over the
Hawks. That’s the
definition of instant
offense.

GROUNDED

ALLEN IVERSON,
NUGGETS ~

A sore
ankle
both-

6 1 ered the
Nuggets star so
much that he
missed his first
opportunity to play
with the Western
Conference All-
Stars. Denver
missed lverson’s
production against
San Antonio this
week, when he
scored just nine
points in a loss.
Nuggets coach
George Karl is con-
sidering’a lineup
change to get Iver-
son more involved.







PISTONS AT HEAT 8, FRIDAY, ESPN

The last time the Heat faced the Pistons without Dwyane
Wade, it was a disastrous result. It was Game 6 of the 2005
Eastern Conference finals, and the Shaquille O’Neal-led
Heat could muster only 66 points in Detroit, eventually
losing the series ina seventh game. Detroit holds the East’s
best record, while the Heat will be clawing for a playoff
spot for the rest of the season.

here does dysfunction

\ \ | live?

North. In Minneapo-
lis.

If it wasn’t for the presence of
Kevin Garnett, one of the most
consistently great players in the
league, the Timberwolves would
be the joke of the NBA just three
years after reaching the Western

Conference

finals.

And some-
how, Wolves
vice president
of basketball
operations
Kevin McHale
remains .
unscathed.

Since putting

; together a light-
ning-in-a-bottle combination of

Garnett, Sam Cassell and Latrell

Sprewell that took the team to

the conference finals in 2004,

McHale has done nothing to sur-

round Garnett with the proper

talent to keep the team competi-
tive in the Western Conference.

This season has provided the

most evidence that matters are

getting away from McHale in

Minnesota.

Last season, McHale pulled off

a trade with good buddy Danny

Ainge of the Celtics, bringing in

Ricky Davis and Mark Blount and

shipping Wally Szczerbiak in a

move that reeked of change for

the sake of change.

This offseason, he signed
guard Mike James, who has been
one of the bigger free agent dis-
appointments of the season and
was constantly discussed during
the trade deadline, though never
moved. Also this offseason,
Randy Wittman was brought in
from Orlando to be an assistant
coach under Dwayne Casey. In
January, Wittman replaced the
fired Casey. Coincidence?

And earlier in the season, Gar-
nett questioned the front office’s
moves when he told the media,
“Don’t feel sorry for me. If any-
thing, take that up with Mac
| [McHale]. Take that up with
Stack [general manager Jim
Stack]. Take it up with Freddie
[Hoiberg, assistant general man-
ager]. Don’t take it up with me.”

i It all points to a front office in
shambles, and the team on the
floor is beginning to mirror that.
Despite hanging, by default, in
the race for the eighth playoff

_ seed out West, the Timberwolves
hardly are a cohesive unit.





igutierrez@
MiamiHerald.com

od

win games.” .
James, who signed this offsea-
son for four years and $24 mil-

NBA EXTRA | BY ISRAEL GUTIERREZ







They came out of the All-Star
break with consecutive losses to
the Wizards, Bobcats and Suns.
The second of those came
despite being at home and hold-
ing a17-point lead.

Afterward, Wittman blasted
his team for thinking selfishly.

“Our frame of mind is more
focused on ‘me’ rather than
‘we,’ ” Wittman said. “We're up
17 and really in control of the
game, and got caught up in ‘Am
getting enough shots? And we
quit playing. ‘

“Pm tired of guys pouting on
the floor during the game
because of whatever — not
enough minutes, not enough
touches. You cannot do that and

lion, said the dysfuncticn is evi-
dent at the ground level. In
comparing the 2004 champion-
ship Pistons, a team on which
James played a small role off the
bench, to his current Timber-
wolves, James pointed to the
camaraderie as a major distinc-
tion.

“I think the biggest thing that’s
the difference is we were all
friends,” James said. “We all
hung out with one another. We
were not just close off the basket-
ball court, but we were close on
the basketball court. We cheered
for one another. That goes a long
way. When you really enjoy
being around one another, it’s
easier to cheer for one another.

___ MiamiHerald.com | THE MIAMI HERAED



SPURS AT ROCKETS, 8:30, SATURDAY, NBA TV

; The Rockets have already beaten the Spurs in two of the first
three meetings this season, planting doubt in San Antonio that
\ the Spurs are even the second-best team in Texas. The Spurs
have averaged just 85 points and shot 43.5 percent in their

i three games against the Rockets, and not all those games have
: featured Yao Ming. This is the Spurs’ last chance in the regular

{ season to build confidence against the Rockets.

EASTERN |



| It seems silly to think the
Nets held onto Vince Carter
and Jason Kidd through the
trade deadline just because
the team has a legitimate shot
at sneaking into the playoffs.
But based on team president
Rod Thorn’s words, that
might have had a lot to do
with New Jersey’s lack of
player movement. “Our focus
is we want to be as good as
we can every year,” Thorn
said. “We think it’s important.
We've had the opportunity to
build up some tradition here ©
| over the past five or six years.
We want to maintain it as best
as we can....” Ben Gordon
wasn’t thrilled the Bulls
couldn't pick up a low-post
| threat at the deadline. “Just
the way this team is set up,
the load is on the guards,”
| Gordon said. “We rely so ©
| much on our draw-and-kick
game. It’s tough sometimes
when we can’t go down [to
the post] consistently. We
have guys who can score,
who can pick-and-pop. But
al we don’t have anybody who
| can go down there five, six .
times in a row and get some-
thing... .” Count Pistons assis-
tant coach Ron Harper, a for-
mer teammate of Scottie
Pippen, among those who
believe Pippen is insane for
attempting a comeback at
age 41. “He’s crazy,” Harper
said. “Charles Barkley said it
best. He said Scottie retired
because he couldn’t play any-
more. He hasn’t improved in
the last three years has he? |
am with Barkley.”





~ WESTERN
CONFERENCE

—=£=_—x£=_£—i—————————————

Earlier this season, Lakers
coach Phil Jackson called his
| forward Vladimir Radma-
novic a “space cadet.” It
might be true, but at least this
| cadet has a conscience. After
initially telling his team that he
\ separated his shoulder by
| slipping ona patch of ice in
| Utah, he admitted he hurt it in
a snowboarding accident.
“Being young and sometimes
| immature, | initially panicked
| and made up a false story
about how | hurt myself,” he
said ina statement. Radma-
novic is out eight weeks... .
The Mavericks are making a
strong push for Dirk Nowitzki
as MVP, even handing out
20,000 T-shirts on Thursday
with the No. 41and MVP on
the back. “We’re not doing
anything cutting edge here,”
Mavs coach Avery Johnson
said. “That’s why fans scream
MVP when guys are at the
free-throw line. They’re cam-
paigning for him.” ...
Dikembe Mutombo thought
Shaquille O’Neal was trying
to steal his signature move
when O'Neal wagged his fin-
ger at Mutombo on Wednes-
day - anact Mutombo didn't
see because his back was
turned to O’Neal. “All of them
have tried to wag the finger at
me,” Mutombo said.

Then, when someone makes a |
mistake, it’s easier to lift them up |
because you really do care. I
think there can be more [camara- |
dexie in Minnesota].

“Some games, we look like a
great unit. Other games, we look
like a whole bunch of individuals. |
I guess chemistry is built over |
time.” |

If McHale shows the same
type of impatience with this unit |
as he did with Casey, it’s not
likely this group will have much |
time to build that chemistry. And, \
frankly, no matter how cohesive
this group becomes, it’s not a |
team built to compete in the |
Western Conference. |

. That responsibility falls
strictly on McHale’s shoulders.
And yet, he still manages to get
away clean.



WHO HAS THE EDGE?









BETTER SLEEPER MVP CANDIDATE: TRACY MCGRADY OR TIM DUNCAN

McGrady has been the steadying force behind the Rockets’ surprising run toward atop Western
Conference playoff seed. With Yao Ming sitting out until mid-March with a broken leg, McGrady has
shaken off his early-season shooting struggles and returned to the form that had him leading the
league in scoring in his days with the Orlando Magic. Not only is he averaging better than 24 points a
game, but his 6.1 assists is a career high, and his 44.4 percent shooting is the best he has shot in three
2 years with the Rockets.

Guard/ Duncan is always.among the most understated superstars in the league, and it’s what he prefers.

Forward This season, though, he’s doing one of his better sandbagging jobs. The Spurs forward is scoring at a

(XZ 6-8/223 better pace than he has in three seasons, shooting a higher percentage than he has since his rookie 6-11 60
season and still managing better than 10 rebounds and two blocked shots per game. Yat, the most ilies

common story in San Antonio is “What's wrong with the Spurs?” The regular season has never meant

as much to the Spurs as postseason health has. So Duncan would probably prefer the Spurs continue

to win at a near .700 pace and make the playoffs feeling strong, rather than get MVP consideration.

® The edge: McGrady has greater odds stacked against him, giving him more sympathy votes.

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NBA STANDINGS.

EASTERN CONFERENCE





SOUTHEAST “WL Ect. GB Lie, «Str, Home Away __ Conf
Washington “31230 «574) - 446 OL QN-7 10-16 20-11
Miami 27 28 «491 4% 7-3 W-1 16-10 11-18 14-15
Orlando 27 30 «=.474 S¥% 2-8 L-4 18-12 9-18 15-20
Atlanta, 22 34 393 10 4-6 L+l 10-17 12-17 12-21
Charlotte 22 34 «©.393 10 5-5 L-1 13-16 9-18 14-24
ATLANTIC WL _ Pct. GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
Toronto 31 25 554 - 82 W-2 20-8 I-17 22-11

. New Jersey 27 30 «.474 4% 5-5 W-2 16-14 11-16 20-14

, New York 25 32 .439 6% 5-5 L-1 15-13 10-19 15-20

_ Philadelphia 18 38 321 13 4-6 L-2 10-15 8-23 13-20
* Boston 13 42 .23617% 1-9 L-4 5-21 8-21 9-24

| CENTRAL WL Pet. GB L10__ Str. Home Away Conf
Detroit 36 19 .655 - 91 W-4 19-10 17-9 26-10
Cleveland 32 24 571 4% 6-4 L-2 20-8 12-16 19-16
Chicago 32 26 552 5% 4-6 L-l 22-7 10-19 23-11
indiana 29 26 527 7 5-5 L-2 1811 11-15 20-14
Milwaukee 20:37 351 417 «2-8 W-l 12-12

8-25 10-24

WESTERN CONFERENCE

SOUTHWEST WL __

Lakers at Utah, 9
Port. at Sea., 10

Sac. 110, Ind. 93

Char. at Clippers, 10:30

_Pct. GB L10 Str. Home Away Conf




Dallas . eS 836 - 10-0 W-11 26-3 20-6 31-6
San Antonio 38 18 .679 8% 6-4 W-5 18-8 20-10 23-11
Houston 35 20 .636 11 6-4 W-1 °20-7 15-13 19-17
New Orleans 27 29 .48219% 7-3 W-2 18-11 9-18 16-19
~ Memphis 15 42 .263 32 3-7 W-1 11-17 4-25 9-27
, NORTHWEST WL Pct. GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
: Utah 37 18 673 - 8-2 W-2 22-6 15-12. 21-11
Denver 26 28 .481 10% 3-7 L-4 14-15 12-13 11-20
Minnesota 26 30 .46411% 4-6 W-1 17-11 9-19 15-20
Portland 24 33 .421 14 46 L-1 13-15 11-18 15-18
Seattle 21 34 .382 16 4-6 L-2 15-13 6-21 10-22
PACIFIC W L_ Pct. GB Li lome Away Conf
Phoenix 43 13 .768 - 6-4 6 22-7. 21-10
L.A. Lakers 32 25 .56111% 4-6 W-2 20-9 12-16 18-11
LA. Clippers 26 29 .473 16% 3-7 W-1 18-10 8-19 15-18
.Golden’State 26 31 .45617% 4-6 L-2 20-10 6-21 14-19
~ Sacramento 24 31 .436:18% 5-5 W-1 16-12 8-19 12-21
RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Sunday’s results Tonight’s games Saturday’s results

Det. 95, Chi. 93 Miami at N.Y., 7:30 LAC 103, G.S. 90

Hou. 97, Orl. 93 Sac.at Phil. 7 Tor. 93, Cha. 76

Mia. 86, Cle. 81 Denver at Memphis, 8 S.A. 102, Sea.71

Min. 98, Was. 94 Tor. at S.A., 8 Mil. 109, Phi, 90

Pho, 115, Atl. 106 Orl. at Chi., 8:30 Utah 105, Bos. 87

LA.L. 102, G.S. 85 Bos. at Hou., 8:30 Dal. 115, Den. 95

NJ. 101, N.Y, 92 Atl. at Dal., 8:30

| NBA | MIAMI HEAT
Wade to seek
second opinion
on shoulder

BY TIM REYNOLDS
Associated Press

MIAMI — Heat guard Dwyane Wade will seek a
second opinion early this week before deciding
whether to rehabilitate his dislocated left shoulder
or have season-ending surgery to repair the joint.

“The sooner the better,” Miami coach and presi-
dent Pat Riley said Sunday, before the Heat played
host to the Cleveland Cavaliers,

If Wade chooses the rehab option, he could
return to Miami’s lineup in about six weeks, or with
around 10 regular-season games remaining. He was
presented with his recovery options Thursday, one
day after suffering the injury in a collision with
Houston’s Shane Battier, but has not announced any

final decisions.

Riley said the team “encouraged” Wade to col-

lect more information.

“He’s sore. He’s all strapped in,” said Riley, who
spoke with Wade for about 10 minutes by telephone
Saturday night. “We had a good conversation.”

That conversation, though, did not include Riley
offering any opinions on which tact he wants Wade
to take. It was the first time Wade and Riley had
spoken since the injury; Riley said he FedEx’ed
Wade a letter on Thursday because he was having
trouble ates him Py etree

et - NHL STANDINGS ©

EASTERN CONFERENCE



_INTERNATIONAL EDITION

PRO BASKETBALL IF HOCKEY





NBA GAMES

_MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007 | 7B



0’Neal leads Heat over Cavs

Associated Press

MIAMI — Shaquille O’Neal had 19 points
and 11 rebounds, and Miami held Cleveland
to 36 percent shooting in an 86-81 victory
over the Cavaliers on Sunday — the Heat’s
first win since star guard Dwyane Wade dis-
located his left shoulder Wednesday.

Jason Kapono had 17 points and 1l
rebounds for his second career double-dou-
ble and Alonzo Mourning added 15 points in
18 minutes for the Heat (27-28), who
improved to 2-7 without Wade, the reigning
NBA finals MVP who is still deciding
whether to rehabilitate the shoulder or have
season-ending surgery.

LeBron James had game-highs of 29 points
and seven assists for the Cavaliers (32-24),
who fell to 1-12 when shooting less than 40
percent. Larry Hughes added 14 for Cleve-
land, which also hurt itself by misfiring on 11
of 21 free-throw attempts.

Cleveland center Zydrunas Ilgauskas,
playing his first game since his wife went
into pre-term labor and delivered stillborn
twins earlier this month, had eight points and
nine rebounds before fouling out with 1:50
left.

e Pistons 95, Bulls 93: In Auburn Hills,
Mich., Chris Webber made a putback with
2.2 seconds left and matched a season high
with 21 points to lift Detroit over Chicago.

Following a timeout, Ben Gordon missed
a 3-pointer just before the buzzer.

In his first game at The Palace since leav-
ing to play for Chicago, Ben Wallace wanted
a reaction from the crowd and he got it. He
was greeted by a mix of boos and cheers
when he was introduced, then was booed vir-
tually every time he touched the ball. He fin-
ished with six points, eight rebounds, four
assists, three steals and two blocks.

Richard Hamilton scored 22. points,
Chauncey Billups had 15 and Tayshaun
Prince added 14 for the Pistons, who have
won four straight and 11 of 12.

Gordon scored 21, P.J. Brown matched a
season high with 19 points, Luol Deng scored
18 and Chris Duhon added 12 for the Bulls,
who had won three straight.

e Timberwolves 98, Wizards 94: In
Minneapolis, Ricky Davis and Kevin Garnett
combined for 53 points and Minnesota held
on to beat Washington and end a three game
slide.

Davis scored 27 points and Garnett fii:

ished with 26 points and 17 rebounds for the
Timberwolves, who beat Washington, at
home for the seventh straight season.

DeShawn Stevenson scored 21 for Wash-
ington, which lost its second straight. Gilbert
Arenas, averaging 39 points in three games
since the All-Star break, finished with 20
points. He was 4-for-22 from the field and ll-
for-12 from the foul line.

The Wizards played without All-Star for-
ward Caron Butler, who missed the game
with back spasms. Jarvis Hayes got the start
and finished 1-for-10 for seven points.

e Nets 101, Knicks 92: In East Ruther-
ford, N.J., Vince Carter scored 40 points and
Mikki Moore added 19 points to lead New
Jersey to a come-from-behind victory over
New York that moved the Nets (27-30) two
games ahead of their rivals in both the Atlan-
tic Division and Eastern Conference stand-
ings. |
. The Nets also received 15 points and 10
rebounds from reserve Bostjan Nachbar, and



Chicago snapped its five-game
losing streak.



TOM STRICKLAND/AP

BALL SWATTER: The Pacers’ Jermaine O’Neal, left, swats the ball from the Kings’
Kevin Martin third-quarter action in Indianapolis Sunday. Sacramento won 110-93.

ll points and 14 assists from Jason Kidd.
Carter added eight rebounds and eight
assists. It was the second time in the last

’ three games that he scored at least 40 points.

He had 46 against the Hornets on Wednes-
day.

Stephon Marbury paced the Knicks with
22 points. Eddy Curry had 18 and Channing
Frye added 15. The Knicks (25-32) took con-
trol of the contest in the early going, thanks
to Marbury, who scored 13 points.in the first
quarter.

e Suns 115, Hawks 106: In Atlanta,
Amare Stoudemire scored a season-high 43
points and Phoenix beat Atlanta to improve
to 13-0 in road games against the Eastern
Conference.

Stoudémire added 16 rebounds, three
blocks and six assists. He made 15 of 17 free
throws.

Shawn Marion had 21 points and Leandro
Barbosa added 19 as the Suns moved closer
to their hopes of completing an undefeated
swing through the conference. The Suns
have visits left at Indiana on Tuesday and
Philadelphia on Wednesday as they try to
become the first NBA team to sweep. its
interconference road schedule.

Joe Johnson, who helped lead Atlanta to a
120-111 win at Phoenix on Feb. 9, led the
Hawks with 28 points. Marvin Williams
added 23 points and 10 rebounds.

e Lakers 102, Warriors 85: In Oakland,
Calif., Maurice Evans scored a career-high 26
points and Kobe Bryant also had 26 in Los
Angeles’ seventh straight win over Golden
State.

Brian Cook added 11 points in the Lakers’
second straight win after a season-worst six-
game losing streak. Bryant and his team-
mates took control with a 33-7 run in the first
half, and were never seriously threatened
while remaining unbeaten against their
upstate rivals during coach Phil Jackson’s
second tenure with the Lakers. _

Monta Ellis scored 22 points for the War-
riors. Golden State, which went 2-for-19 on
3-pointers, has lost four of six while fighting

NHL GAMES



PABLE MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP
OUT OF CONTROL: The Capitals’ Brian Sutherby, right, loses
control of the puck as he tries score on the Devils’ Scott
Clemmensen, center, and Colin White, left.

Stars tied it at 1 on Philippe
Boucher’s power-play goal.

to remain in the playoff picture despite a
daunting road schedule looming.

Jason Richardson scored 15 points, while
Andris Biedrins grabbed 16 rebounds and
blocked four shots in the Warriors’ 14th loss
in their last 16 games against the Lakers.

e Kings 110, Pacers 93: In Indianapolis,
Kevin Martin scored 35 points, Mike Bibby
added 28 and Sacramento beat Indiana Pac-
ers without Ron Artest.

Artest was a no-show against his former
team for personal reasons, a team spokesman
said without elaborating. Indiana fans dis-
liked Artest for his role in the brawl between
Pacers players and Pistons fans two seasons
ago and for his public trade request last sea-
son.

Jermaine O’Neal had 19 points, nine
rebounds and six blocks, and Mike Dunleavy
added 18 points and nine rebounds for the
Pacers in their worst home loss of the sea-
son.

LATE SATURDAY

e Mavericks 115, Nuggets 95: In Dal-
las, Dirk Nowitzki had 31 points, 11 rebounds
and 8 assists.as the-hosts stretched their
club-record home winning streak to 19
games.

Nowitzki fell two assists short of his first
career triple-double and 28th in the history
ot the Mavericks, who won their lith in a row
overall.

Josh Howard, playing on a sore e right
ankle, added 27 points for the Mavericks.
Jerry Stackhouse scored 16 for Dallas, which
has won 46 of 5] after opening the season at
0-4.

Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and
Allen Iverson had 26 for the Nuggets, who
lost their fourth in a row. Marcus Camby
added 10 points and 17 rebounds for Denver.
e Jazz 105, Celtics 87: In Salt Lake City,
Derek Fisher scored 17 of his 21 points in the
second half and Carlos Boozer had 16 points
and 10 rebounds for Utah.

Paul Pierce had 19 points to lead the Celt-
ics, who have lost 22 of 23,

Langenbrunner gives Devils a victory

Paul Kariya, J.P. Dumont
and Vernon Fiddler scored in
regulation for Central Divi-
sion-leading Nashville, which
won despite blowing a two-
goal lead. The Predators, out-
shot 16-7 in the third period
and 5-0 in overtime, ended a
season-high four-game road
losing streak and improved to
7-0 against the Blue Jackets
this season.

e@ Ducks 5, Avalanche 3:
In Anaheim, Calif., Scott Nied-
ermayer scored the go-ahead
goal with 3:23 left and set up a
power-play tally by Chris
Pronger 48 seconds later, lead-
ing Anaheim over Colorado.

Andy McDonald had two
goals and an assist, and Teemu



Note: Two points for a win, one point for a tie and overtime loss

Sunday’s results

New Jersey 3, Washington 2
Minnesota 4, Edmonton 1

Chicago 5, St. Louis 1

Dallas 2, Vancouver 1 (OT)
Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1
Naghville 4, Columbus 3 (SO)
eim 5, Colorado 3

Ana

RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Tonight’s games

Atlanta at Boston, 7
Toronto at Montreal, 7:30
Phoenix at Calgary, 9:30
Anaheim at San Jose, 10

Saturday’s results

Florida 7, Boston 2

N.Y. Islanders 3, Montreal 2
Washington 4, New Jersey 2
Ottawa 6, Buffalo 5

Carolina 4, Atlanta 1

Toronto 5, Philadelphia 2
Columbus 3, N.Y. Rangers 2
Nashville 4, ‘Detroit 3, OT
Calgary 7, San Jose 4

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N.Y. Islanders 31 23 4 4 70183 174 17-10-31 14-13-1-3 11-9-2-0 oalie other than Martin Bro-
NY. Rangers 29 27 3 3 64180 178 12-14-3+1 17-13-0-2 9-11-0-2 e pee thi
Philadelphia 16 37 4 5 41 161 235 5-18-3-4 11-19-1-1 4-14-1-4 | eur to win a game this season
in the Devils’ 3-2 victory over
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- Buffalo 41 16 2 3 87 234 182 22-7-1-2 19-9-1-1 13-9-1-2 Sunday.
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Toronto 30 23 3 6 69198 200 12-13-23 18-10-1-3 10-9-2-2 | by winning his club’s first 38
Boston 30 27 1 3 64178 221 16-12-0-2 14-15-1-1 12-12-0-1 games this season. That streak
was snapped in Clemmensen’s
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Columbus 2432 2 5 55 156 197 14-15-1-3 10-17-1-2_7-13-0-4 | and four of five overall.
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first goal since Jan. 31 seven
minutes into the third period
to cut the Wild’s lead to 2-1.
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later when Pavol Demitra set
up Marian Gaborik during a
2-on-l for his sixth goal in
seven games.

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In Chicago, Martin Havlat had
a goal and two assists, and

Nikolai Khabibulin stopped
22 shots as the Blackhawks,
0-3-2 in their previous five
contests, ended St. Louis’ four-
game winning streak.

e Stars 2, Canucks 1
(OT): In Dallas, Jere Lehti-
nen’s power-play goal 4:17 into
overtime lifted Dallas over
Vancouver and snapped the
Canucks’ six-game winning
streak.

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goal from the left circle with 5
seconds remaining on a trip-
ping penalty against Lukas
Krajicek. That completed the
Stars’ rally and improved their
mark to 12-3-2 in the last 17
games.

Roberto Luongo was less
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The Stars went on a two-man
advantage with 1:50 left, and
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extra attacker.

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1: In Tampa, Fla., Brad Rich-
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assists, Martin St. Louis
matched a career-high with his
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lier added his 41st, leading
Southeast Division-leading
Tampa Bay past Pittsburgh.

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Jackets 3 (SO): In Columbus,
Ohio, Alexander Radulov
scored the only shootout goal
and Chris Mason stopped Rick
Nash on the final shot of the
tiebreaker, lifting Nashville
over Columbus.

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assist to help the Pacific Divi-
sion-leading Ducks avoid a
four-game season sweep at the
hands of the last-place team in
the Northwest Division.

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assists, leading Calgary over
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onds left in regulation, Dustin
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goal in the sixth round of a
shootout and Los Angeles
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Reverend killed at home
attempting to rescue
infant daughter from
armed robbers

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

A CLERGYMAN was
gunned down in cold blood in
his home yesterday as he tried
to rescue his infant daughter
from armed robbers.

A Cowpen Road community
was left in shock after the inci-
dent.

Reverend Nabal Louis of

~ Mountain Top Bible Church of . )

God became the country’s 10th
murder victim of the year when
a robbery spiralled out of con-
trol. He was shot dead in the
early hours of Sunday inside his
Unison Street home, off
Carmichael Road.

His wife, Louisana Carmous
Lewis and 14-month-old twin
daughters, Nadia and Nadies,
who were in the house at the
time, escaped the incident
unharmed.

Speaking yesterday with The

Tribune, Rev Louis’ nephew,
23-year-old Louine Petit-Gean,
said his uncle died trying to pro-
tect one of his daughters, who
was being held hostage by a
gunman.

Mr Petit-Gean said that,
according to his aunt — the} ccler-
gyman’s widow — a group of
men kicked in the door of their
home at about 4am yesterday.

“They kicked in the door and
demanded cash. Then they/took
one of the girls and told my
uncle that if he wanted her back
he had to give them the cash.
When my uncle went to get the
baby back they shot him in his
stomach. He succumbed to his



@ REVEREND Nabal Louis
was shot dead in his home.

injuries right there,” he said.
Mr Petit-Gean said the com-
munity is in “deep shock” and

no longer feel safe in their,

homes.

“We are devastated. This
shows that there is no safety.
Someone has to stop what is
going on in this nation,” he said.

Mr Petit-Gean, who describes
himself as a community activist,

-said that although his uncle’s

church is small — only 50 mem-
bers strong — Rev Loius was
well-known as a community
builder in the Carmichael and
Bacardi Roads area.

“We were all about family.
He supported community build-
ing. He was well-known and

SEE page 13

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Hi THE wife of Reverend Nabal Louis, Louisana Carmous Lewis, with her 14-month-old twin

daughters, Nadia and Nadies.

â„¢ By PAUL G
TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

HUBERT Ingraham is the
“right man for the job” if a
righteous government is to
be restored to the Bahamas,
Dr Jacinta Higgs, the FNM
candidate for Fox Hill, said
yesterday.

Dr Higgs, along with the
FNM Elizabeth candidate
Elma Campbell, touted a
number of achievements and
plans being put forward by

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

the FNM on the radio talk

- show Parliament Street.

Before aligning herself with
the FNM, Dr Higgs was a
campaigner with her now
constituency opponent Fred
Mitchell, the Minister of For-
eign Affairs.

During the programme, Dr
Higgs explained why she is
an FNM, and why people
should vote for the FNM in
the general election.

“Why vote for the FNM? -

Because we are about family
development. We are about

Dr Higgs: Ingraham right man for the job

establishing and entrenching
the old landmarks in this
country with regards to fam-
ily values.

“Why vote for the FNM?
Because we are about devel-
oping and providing educa-
tional opportunities for our
young people so they can
become credentialled and
qualified to take up the posi-
tions offered by these foreign
investors.

“Why vote for the FNM?

SEE page 13

Rev C B Moss: I
never implicitly
said I would be
an independent

candidate
m@ By MARK HUMES

THE Rev CB Moss said yes-
terday that he never implicitly
stated that he would be an inde-
pendent candidate in the.
upcoming general election if he
were not ratified as the PLP’s
candidate in the Bain and
Grants Town constituency. _

Under the headline “Pastor
Threatens PLP Revolt,” The
Tribune on_Saturday reported
that “Reverend C B Moss says
he will run as independent if
not picked for the general elec-
tion.”

However, the pastor said the
PLP’s candidate selection
process is still incomplete. The
only thing he told talk show
host Steve McKinney last week
on his. show Immediate
Response was that “by the grace
of God, I will be a candidate in
the next election.”

Despite its implication, how-

SEE page 12

Anna Nicole

proceedings

‘to be heard

in Supreme
Court today

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas will once
again feel the spotlight of the
international media today, with
two major proceedings in the
ongoing Anna Nicole Smith
saga scheduled to be heard in
the Supreme Court.

Today sees the beginning of
two court hearings, one to
determine who gets custody of
the late cover girl’s infant
daughter, the other to decide
who rightfully owns the East-
ern Road home ‘Horizons’.

Justice Anita Allen is expect-
ed to hear arguments from the
lawyers of Ms Smith’s mother,
Virgie Arthur, and her long-
time companion, Howard K
Stern, on the issue of custody
of six-month-old Dannielynn —
whose parentage is still in ques-
tion.

Judge Jeanne Thompson is

SEE page 12

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Dock conditions costing New

Providence five cruise ships

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

he Bahamas is missing
out on thousands of dol-
lars in potential revenue
from cruise ships that
have to be turned away
due to the lack of space and deterio-
ration at Prince George’s Wharf in
Nassau.

According to one shipping insider,
in the past, Prince George’s Wharf
was able to accommodate up to I1
ships at a time, but now, only about
six can be handled.

The insider said this was due to a
combination of factors. He said some

m By NEIL HARTNELL,
Nis “Tribune Business Editor

“MORE than 350 residents have signed a
petition circulated by the Harbour Island
District Council backing the construction of

of the bollards at the dock (the iron
posts the ships are tethered to) are
either too small or have rusted away,
meaning they can no longer support
cruise ships, while the current
increases in cruise ship size have now
made Prince George’s Whart too
small.

As a result, many ships which
express an interest in coming to Nas-
sau have to be turned away.

“Ships request bookings up to two
years in advance, so already cruise
liners are being turned away for 2008-
2009,” the source said.

“The problem is that they are just
not doing anything regarding the
upkeep and expansion of the dock.”

Nassau’s close proximity to Florida
makes it an ideal destination as a first
or final stop on three, four and five-
day cruise itineraries, which means
that the weekends is where the most
potential revenue is being lost.

Even with the plans to remove the
commercial shipping facilities to the
southwestern end of New Providence,
the current docking facilities would
still not allow enough space for the
cruise ships to turn. The insider said
the best solution would be an idea
that was first discussed a few years
back.

“A couple of years ago it was pro-
posed that the harbour at Arawak
Cay breakwater be turned into a pier,

and you could accommodate more
ships and passengers coming over a
bridge at the end of Arawak Cay.
The cost would not be that much,
because all you have to do is put the
pilings along the breakwater. That
plan would allow for at least an addi-
tional three more ships,” the source
said.
However,
advanced.
He noted that the fenders, which
are placed on the side of the dock to
prevent the boats from slamming into
the wall, would have been in bad ship
as well if Royal Caribbean Cruise
Lines had not arranged with the Goy-
ernment that they would provide the

this plan was not

fenders, and the cost be deducted

: from their pier fees.

This lack of space was also why the
cruise ships were using their private
islands more, the insider said,

The source also noted that Freeport
was losing some appeal with the
cruise lines because it is such an
expensive port, due to departure and
head taxes being above the standard
$15 that the Bahamas government
received.

When the cruise ships use their pri-
vate islands, if they bring in more pas-
sengers than average, they are then
entitled to a reduction in the tax at the
end of the year, which is another rea-

350-strong petition backs
| resort’s $57.5m project

three-year period and create between 90-100
extra jobs.

The petition backing the small-scale expan-
sion project at the Romora Bay Club-Hotel
was circulated after the Docks Committee,
which has responsibility for vetting all mari-

|,,..asmall.marina and condo units at an existing

hotel on the island,.a project that could have
a $57.5 million total economic impact over a

SEE page 2B

son why the islands are so popular.

Bermuda insurer enters Bahamas

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

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market next month, intensify-
ing competition in an industry
that has seen extensive con-
solidation over the past four
to five years.

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Nadine Bain, the former cor-
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SEE page 5B

Permanent trade
body sought

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE private sector and gov-
ernment are moving to estab-
lish a “permanent and institu-
tionalised” unit that will deal
with both the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA)
being negotiated with the
European Union (EU), and all
trade arrangements the
Bahamas may be confronted
with in the future.

Fred Mitchell, minister of
foreign affairs, last week held a

-meeting at his ministry to

inform both the private sector
and the Civil Society Group
that the Bahamas would sub-
mit a “minimum offer” to the
EU as part of the next CARI-
FORUM offer, informed
sources told The Tribune.

It is understood that A
Leonard Archer, the Bahamas
Ambassador to CARICOM,
has been dispatched to Brus-
sels to inform the EU and its
members that the Bahamas
will be part of the CARIFO-
RUM offer and negotiating
process on the EPA, some-
thing the EU has been pressing
for.

Philip Simon, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce’s exec-
utive director, said both pri-
vate and public sectors were
moving towards the creation
of a permanent trade unit to
help develop a strategy for
addressing not only the EPA,
but issues such as this nation’s
potential accession to full
membership in the World
Trade Organisation (WTO).

Another issue that needed
to be addressed, Mr Simon
explained, was the likely future
need for the Bahamas, either
individually or as part of
CARICOM, to negotiate a
free trade agreement (FTA)
with the US to replace the
Caribbean Basin Initiative
(CBI), bringing this trading
relationship into line with
WTO rules.

“We are moving now
towards the establishment of
some type of model than can
be made permanent and insti-
tutionalised, that not only
addresses the EPA but any
type of trade arrangement we
may consider in the future,”
Mr Simon said.

He added that there had
been discussions on whether
to revive the Bahamas Trade
Commission, the joint private-
public sector body that advised
the Government to “defer”
any decision on joining the
Caribbean Single Market &
Economy (CSME) in 2003
report, but has done nothing
since and has seemingly disap-
peared from the radar screen.

Mr Simon said the creation
of an alternative trade unit had
also been assessed, adding that
he hoped whatever was formed
would draw upon the experi-
ence and expertise that existed
in various government agen-
cies and ministries.

Until the last Cabinet reshuf-
fle, responsibility for dealing
with international trade

SEE page 9B







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tional Bank (Bahamas) Ltd
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another profitable one for CIB,
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net income of $110.6 million,
representing an increase of
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cent to total $1.2 million, while
cost.@f sales increased by
$150,300 or 130 per cent to
total $265,000.

Gross profit margin declined
to 77 per cent versus 88 per
cent in 2005. Operating

350-strong petition backs resort's

FROM page 1B

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first gave, but then rescinded,
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expenses declined by $56,600
to total $808,000, while income
from continued operations
stood at $120,300 versus $9,800
in 2005.

RND's finance charges,
standing at $262,900 on bank
debt totalling $3.3 million as

said: “The Romora Bay pro-
ject will redevelop an existing
property and add for our ben-
efit marina slips that will add to
the economy of the island, and
will by all means provide for
the many young persons that
have entered the job market
in the past few years, and for
the one just coming out of
school.”

The petition was first circu-
lated some two weeks ago, and

_ stopped collecting signatures

last Tuesday.

Romora Bay’s current own-
ers, an investor consortium
called Bonachella Investments,
acquired the niche, boutique
property in November 2004,
and have since won the Har-
bour Island Council’s formal
approval for a project which,
besides the marina, also
involves the construction of 40
condominium units.

Together with the marina,
the condo units are understood
to be a $17 million construc-
tion project. Romora Bay,
which currently has 22 rooms
split between one 15-room
building that Bonachella owns
and two others on a ground
lease that it manages, would
see its staff numbers grow from
about 35 at present to 125 if
the expansion projects go
ahead.

Sources have told The Tri-
bune that over a three-year
period, the Romora Bay
expansion would generate
about an extra $9 million in
government tax revenues, and
some $27 million in on and off-
property additional guest
spending.

The resort’s current contri-
bution to the Public Treasury
and Harbour Island economy
is 4 fraction” of what it could
be if the marina and condo
units projects went ahead.

Romora Bay was under-
stood to have been in the final
stages of working to obtain its
building permits for the marina
and condo units, liaising close-
ly with the Departments of
Physical Planning, Environ-
mental Health and Building
Control.

The rescinding of the

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than eliminated operating
income. Another area of con-
cern.is RND's inability to coy-
er its current liabilities, which
stood at $1.6 million as at
November 30, 2006, while cur-
rent assets were only $287,000.

$57.5m project

approvals for the Romora Bay
marina has raised some eye-
brows on Harbour Island and
elsewhere, especially since it
is half the size of the 60-slip
Valentine’s marina that has
attracted. the Government’s
attention, and become a focus
of its draft marina policy.

The Valentine’s marina
appears already to have altered
the character of Harbour
Island’s waterfront and appear-
ance, being totally out of kilter
with the island’s character. The
development at Romora Bay,
if it goes ahead, would be ona
much smaller scale.

And Romora Bay is set on
some 4.2 acres of land, an area
three times the size of Valen-
tines, meaning that it has one
third the density of its Harbour
Island counterpart. The Envi-
ronmental Impact Assessment
(EIA) and Environmental
Management Plan (EMP) for
the Romora Bay marina had
also been approved by the
BEST Commission.

“An eco-sensitive marina
and a niche, boutique resort
like Romora Bay is paying the
price for others who came
before it, and either proposed
or built resorts that were not
appropriate in size and
design,” one source said.

Romora Bay is understood
to have proposed that it would
install a reverse osmosis plant
as part of its marina project,
in addition to pumping out the
marina and creating their own
sewage and wastewater treat-
ment plant. Waste water would
be recycled.

Currently, the Government
is working on developing a
master plan for Harbour
Island’s future growth and
development with the assis-
tance of a lobby group called
the Save Harbour Island Asso-
ciation.

The Association, which is
understood to largely consist
of winter second home resi-
dents, has paid for part of the
costs involved in producing this
master plan. It is also said to be
opposed to any more major
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acquiring money-losing
Chrysler if it is put up for sale.
The Renault-Nissan auto alli-
ance and Hyundai said earlier
they were not interested in
buying Chrysler.

Erich Merkle, an industry
analyst with the auto consult-
ing company IRN in Grand
Rapids, said it makes little
sense for private equity firms
to be interested in Chrysler.

“You’ve got a lot of work to
turn something like that
around,” he said.- “Private
equity guys like to get a
quicker turn on their buck
without so much headache.”

Merkle, who says Chrysler
could be a good value to
someone, believes the sale
_ talk is corporate theater on
DaimlerChrysler’s part, giv-
ing the company leverage as it
enters contract talks with the
United Auto Workers and
placating German investors
who want to dump Chrysler.

DaimlerChrysler’s U.S.
shares rose 94 cents, or 1.3
percent, to close at $70.92 on

the New York Stock
Exchange.
Chrysler last week

announced it lost $1.475 bil-
lion in 2006 and said it
expects. losses to continue
through 2007. DaimlerChrys-
ler, however, earned $4.26 bil-

LENDING



PAUL SAKUMA/AP

FACING A DECISION: Ginnie Chan works for Facebook.com,
which now boasts nearly 17 million registered users.

If the dealmaking market
continues to heat up, Zucker-
berg will end up looking
smart for rebuffing Yahoo and
other suitors that included
Microsoft and Viacom.

Assuming Facebook hits its
financial targets, the Palo
Alto-based company should
be able to command a sales
price well above $1 billion or
pursue an even more lucra-
tive initial public offering of
stock in the tradition of Goo-
gle, Yahoo, eBay and
Amazon.com.

A Facebook sale or IPO is
bound to happen eventually
so the startup’s early inves-
tors, consisting mostly of ven-
ture capitalists, can realize
some profits. Facebook. has
raised about $38.5 million
since Zuckerberg started the

‘site in 2004 while he was still

a sophomore at Harvard Uni-
versity.

SOME FLEXIBILITY

Zuckerberg has some flexi-
bility in deciding when to
cash out because Facebook
already is profitable.

An IPO or sale will “make
sense at some point for the
company, but I never think
that’s the goal,” said Zucker-

*

berg, who is believed to con-

trol nearly one-third of Face- |

book’s stock. “The goal is to
... continue introducing cer-
tain revolutionary products
that push us to the next level.”

Marc Andreessen, who
made a fortune during his 20s
as co-founder of Web
browser pioneer Netscape
Communications, is among
those who believe Facebook
is going to become even more
valuable during the next year
or two.

‘THE SMART THING’

“Facebook is doing the
smart thing. If you are in a big
market dike social networking,
you are usually better off
waiting [to sell],” said
Andreessen, who is now chief
technology officer for another
social-networking startup,
Ning. Had MySpace remained
independent, it would proba-
bly be worth $5 billion now,
Andreessen estimated.

- Should Facebook stumble,
it may some day be suffering
the same pangs of regret tor-
menting Friendster, which
turned down a takeover bid
from Google in 2003 when it
reigned as Internet’s hottest
social-networking site.

Had that offer been
accepted, Friendster founder
Jonathan Abrams and a small
group of early investors
reportedly would have
received $30 million in Goo-
gle stock that would have
been worth about $1 billion
today.

OTHER TALES

Other tales of woe are
bound to emerge after the lat-
est dealmaking cycle winds
down, predicted Ken Marlin,
a technology investment
banker in New York.

“The world is filled with
companies that waited too
long to sell and missed their
window of opportunity,” he
said. “We think this land grab
[on the Internet] probably
will only last another year or
two.”

Palo Alto-based Metacafe
fielded a takeover offer
shortly after Google and You-
Tube first got together in
October before deciding to

‘remain independent, said co-

founder Arik Czerniak.

Denver-based Photobucket
also prefers to remain inde-
pendent as it strives to nearly
double its registered users to
60 million by the end of this
year, said Alex Welch, who
has raised about $15 million in
venture capital since co-
founding the site in 2003.

But no startup is stirring
more takeover chatter than
Facebook, which began as a
site exclusively for college
students before opening up to
high school students in 2005
and finally accepting all com-
ers last fall.

The site now has nearly
17 million registered users,
most of whom fall into the
under-35 demographic prized
by advertisers. And Facebook
gives advertisers plenty of
marketing opportunities
because its users churn
through about 1 billion Web
pages per day.

Chrysler tries to balance restructuring



JEFF ROBERSON/MIAMI HERALD FILE

THE WAITING GAME: Minivans and trucks sit outside a Chrysler assembly plant in Fenton,
Mo, Chrysler has offered financial information to a select group of potential buyers.

lion in 2006.

The news was accompa-
nied by plans to shed 13,000
jobs, including 11,000 produc-

tion workers and 2,000 sala-.

ried employees as it trims
expenses and factory capacity
to match declining sales. The
automaker also announced
the closure of one plant and
layoffs at several others.

In announcing the cuts,

DaimlerChrysler Chairman

Dieter Zetsche said all
options are on the table for
Chrysler. He would not rule
out a possible sale.

As part of the restructur-
ing, Chrysler on Friday deliv-
ered early retirement offers to

eligible nonunion white collar
workers as it tries to cut its
salaried work force by 2,000
by 2008.

TWO OFFERS

The first offer went to
workers 62 and older who will
have 10 or more years of ser-
vice as of May 31. It includes
three months’ salary and a
$20,000 voucher for a car or a
$20,000 contribution to a
retirement health care
account. The workers also
will get credits in a health
care retirement account that
ordinarily would not be given
unless they were at least 60
years old and had 30 years

with the company.

The second offer was made
to selected employees ages 53
to 61 with 10 or more years of
service as of June 30. It essen-

-tially gives them their full

pension benefits and the same
retiree health care benefits as
a worker with 30 years of ser-
vice.

Chrysler would not say
how many workers received
the offers. The company has
16,800 nonunion salaried
workers and a total salaried
work force of about 21,500.

Offers to unionized white-
collar workers and to blue-
collar workers will go out
next week, the company said.

Subprime woes have been brewing for years

* SUBPRIME

certainly help as well, but that
assumes the industry can
recover quickly enough to
keep banks interested in

underwriting people with:

questionable credit.

“If the investment banks
and larger institutional lend-
ers are afraid to lend... the
money to underwrite sub-

prime loans on a short-term
basis, that’s the concern we
have with these companies,”
said Morningstar analyst
Ryan Lentell. “If they can’t
finance new loans, that would
have a detrimental effect.
That’s what has led a lot of
these companies to leave the
business.”

Some lenders are trying to
show they still have control

over the situation, saying
they’re tightening credit
requirements or are selling off
the worst of their loans.

They say the loans sold in
2006 should be the bottom of
the barrel and the ones sold in
2007 will be much more reli-
able.

H&R Block, which is
looking to sell its Option One

subprime lending arm, said
Thursday it has seen default
rates in the first 30 days of
loans decline from 3.83 per-
cent in the second quarter to

3.13 percent in the third quar-

ter.

“Six months into having
identified this issue we’re
starting to see the light at the
end of the tunnel,” Chief
Executive Mark Ernst said.



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BUSINESS BRIEFS



MICHAEL SOHN/MIAMI HERALD FILE

FALLING CONFIDENCE: German business confidence
slipped again in February, a survey showed Friday.
Above, shoppers walk down a street in Berlin.

German business
confidence slips again

From Herald Wire Services

German business confidence slipped again in February, a
widely watched survey showed Friday, but analysts said
Europe’s largest economy was still set to grow through 2007.

The Munich-based Ifo’s business climate index declined to
107 in February from 107.9 in January. Economists polled by
Dow Jones Newswires had expected a slight drop to 107.5.
Current business confidence dropped from 112.8 to 111.6.

“Does this mean that the German economy will fall back
behind its neighbors again after one year of exceptionally
robust growth?” asked Alexander Koch, an economist with
UniCredit in Munich. “Not at all. The recent downward
movement was driven above all by a correction in the excep-
tionally high assessment of the current situation in the retail

and construction sector.”

Business expectations also fell — going from 103.2 in Janu-
ary to 102.6 in February — but the Ifo dismissed any fears that
Europe’s biggest economy was poised for a slowdown.

‘e EUROPE .

RAYTHEON CLEARED TO
SELL AIRCRAFT SECTOR

USS. defense contractor
Raytheon (RTN) won EU
regulatory approval to sell
its aircraft business to a
company owned by Gold-
man Sachs and Onex Part-
ners for $3.3 billion.

The European Commis-
sion automatically cleared
the deal after identifying no
antitrust problems and
receiving no complaints
from rivals within a deadline
of 25 working days. ~

’ Raytheon, the world’s
fifth-largest defense com-
pany, announced the deal in
December, selling the unit
to Hawker Beechcraft, a
new company formed by an
affiliate of Wall Street
investment bank Goldman
Sachs and private-equity
firm Onex Partners.

The Wichita, Kan.-based
unit makes, Hawker and
Beechcraft planes for com-
mercial and military mar-
kets that compete with Bom-
bardier Aerospace, the civil
aircraft division of Canadian
Bombardier, and Brazil-
based Empresa Brasileira de
Aeronautica.

RETAILER

LOWE’S 4Q PROFIT
DROPS 11.5 PERCENT

Profit at Lowe’s (LOW)
fell 11.5 percent in the fourth
quarter but beat analysts’
expectations, and investors
rewarded the home
improvement retailer.

Wall Street sent shares of

_ the nation’s second-largest
home improvement chain
higher. In fact, some ana-
lysts made bets that Lowe’s
might have borne the worst
of a slowdown from the
slumping housing sector.

“Yes, it does appear that
the worst is behind them,”
said Stephanie Hoff, senior

. retail analyst with Edward
Jones. “I think the question
going forward though is
how rapidly can we travel
down that road to recovery.
Iam a little surprised at the
strength in the stock today.”

Lowe’s shares closed up
$1.30, or 3.9 percent, to
$34.93 on the New York
Stock Exchange after reach-
ing a 52-week high of $35.74
earlier in the session.

The company, which
opened 58 stores in the quar-
ter, had expected same-store
sales to decline 4 percent to
6 percent for the quarter.

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Weyerh WY 82.25 8225, * 31152
SP Fnel XLF 37.30 37,30 A. 20013
Nasdl00Tr QQQQ 45.26 45.27 «+01 19814
CSXs CSX 40,42 40.27 +15 17250
ClearChan CCU 36.47 3647 * 12800
Realogyn 4H 29.68 29.68 +.00 12640
CompsBe BSS 69.95 69.95 * 12162
KimbClk KMB 70.00 70.00 * 11352
ta BMY 27.05 27.06 +.01 10000
Vi VIV 3.98 3.98 » 10000
Intel INTC 20.76 20.81 +.05 9953
Cocacl KO 47.26 47.20 ~.06 8911
InPhonic INPC 13.25 13.00 25 8850

e SHIPPING

UPS SIGNS NEW DEAL
FOR AIRBUS JETS

Despite a two-year delay
in the rollout of the new
A380 double-decker jet,
UPS (UPS) continued to

_focus on the new plane’s
potential by working out an
agreement with Airbus
revising delivery dates for
its 10-plane order.and allow-
ing either party to terminate
the purchase order later this
year.

In contrast, UPS rival
FedEx (FDX) responded to
the new plane’s delays by
canceling its A380 order
with Toulouse, France-
based Airbus in November ’
and announcing it would
purchase 15 U.S.-made Boe-
ing 777 freighters with an
option to buy 15 more.

-UPS and Airbus officials
declined Friday to disclose
the new delivery dates. The
agreement was signed
Thursday, UPS said.

Airbus spokeswoman
Barbara Kracht confirmed a
new agreement had been
reached but declined to

. comment further.

e FRANCE

CEMENT MAKER HURT
BY TAX LIABILITY

Lafarge, the world’s
largest cement maker, said
its fourth-quarter fell 15 per-
cent as its tax liability rose.

Net income dropped to ©
$363 million in the three
months through Dec: 31,
from $425 million in the
same period a year earlier, a
company spokeswoman
said.

Full-year profit rose
25 percent after the com-
pany gained full controlof _
its North American unit. Net
income rose to $1.8 billion
from $1.45 billion, the com-
pany said in a statement.
Sales rose 17 percent to $22.3
billion. Lafarge also said it
plans to buy back as much as
$658.1 million of shares this
year.

“We saw a strong
increase in our results, with
positive trends in our mar-
kets, strong organic growth
and tighter cost controls,”
Chief Executive Bruno
Lafont said. “Favorable
trends continued in the
fourth quarter, and our
results should continue to
improve in 2007.”

Lafarge shares fell
1.51 percent to close at
$154.55 in Paris.

4pm, 6:35 Late
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Stock Tkr,

Amazon AMZN 40.78 = 40.86 = +08 = 7913
SPDR SPY 145.30 145.43. +.13 7435
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EMC Cp EMC 1449 «1449 * 6623
Level3 WILT 6.55 6.54 ~01 5878
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streaming.

He believes it will continue
to set more trends in the
industry with the opening of
its Freeport plant, in terms of
both manufacturing and
shipping capabilities.

“T gave my word that I will
be build a plant in Freeport
by February, and we did it.
We built a wireless plant in
eight days,” Mr Knabb said.

Addition

In addition to the current
20,000 square foot facility,
the wireless technology sup-
plier is also currently negoti-
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media.

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celebrity’s stay in the Bahamas.

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GUYANA will buy only
half of the oil offered by
Venezuela under a deal with
preferential terms, and will
still make purchases from
Trinidad, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Guyana will buy about
5,000 barrels per day from its
South American neighbor,
rather than the 10,000 barrel
quota allocated under
Venezuela’s regional Petro-
Caribe deal, the director of
the national energy agency,
Joseph O’Lall, said Wednes-
day.

The government is not will-
ing to put all its “eggs in one
basket,” O’Lall told the
Stabroek News for its
Wednesday editions.

Oscar Clarke, general sec-
retary of the main opposition
People’s National Congress,
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Guyana is one of 14
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caribe program, under which
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terms to buy oil. As part of
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fund the building of infra-
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Petrocaribe is widely seen
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United States is a major trad-
ing partner. Chavez, long at
odds with Washington, calls
Petrocaribe an alternative to
US-backed trade deals.

Venezuela
seeking to.
sell Citgo
refinery

@ VENEZUELA
Caracas

PRESIDENT Hugo
Chavez said Friday that
Venezuela is seeking to sell
at least one more US-based
Citgo refinery because he
would prefer to bring the ben-
efits of the business to anoth-
er country, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Venezuela’s state oil com-
pany, which wholly owns Cit-
go Petroleum, soid off its

stake in a 268,000 barrell-a-

day Lyondell refinery in
Texas in August.

“Do we want to sell anoth-
er? Yes, we’re looking because
it’s not a good business for us,”
said Chavez during his radio
talk show, “Hello President".

Chavez has said the seven
refineries Citgo now has are
bad business for the world’s
eighth-largest oil exporter
because they buy Venezuelan
crude at a discount and do not
pay taxes in Venezuela.

Chavez said he would pre-
fer “a 1,000 times more” to
refine Venezuelan oil in
Nicaragua, Jamaica, Brazil or
another country friendly with
Venezuela instead of the
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0 In brief

Mitchell
speaks on
abolition of
slave trade

MINISTER of Foreign
Affairs Fred Mitchell spoke at a
church service on Sunday on
the abolition of the transatlantic
slave trade.

At the New Covenant Bap-
tist Church, Mr Mitchell told
the congregation: “I hope you
see how the modern history of
The Bahamas is influenced by
what happened 200 years ago.

“We are still struggling with the
meaning of this for our people,
their self esteem, and their right to
exist as human beings within their
own skin and not suffer because
of it. It is important that our chil-
dren continue to know the story
and continue to tell the story.

In 1807 Britain passed a law
forbidding the transportation of
slaves from Africa to the new
world, which it enforced with
the Navy. However, slavery was
not abolished in the Bahamas
until 1834.

Mr Michell announced that
the South African government
has asked the Bahamas to host
the follow-up regional confer-
ence on the African Diaspora
in the Caribbean and it has
agreed to do so.

UK firm not to
renew water
contract in
Guyana

@ GUYANA
Georgetown

THE British company man-
aging Guyana's water sector will
not be granted a contract exten-
sion since it failed to adequate-
ly improve service in the South
American nation over its five-

’ year contract, a government

official announced Saturday,
according to Associatred Press.

Birmingham-based Severn
Trent Water International, the
global arm of Severn Trent
PLC, neglected to meet new
customer targets and boost rev-
enue collection since 2002,
when the firm was hired to
improve Guyana's ailing water
sector, according to Water Min-
ister Harry Nawbatt.

"We are terminating the con-
tract with the company. The
only reason is that they have
failed to meet targets as we
have together stipulated," Naw-
batt said.

Severn started its five-year
contract to manage the sector
in 2002 amid complaints from
consumers about poor water
quality. The British company
inherited about US$5 million in
debt from state-owned Guyana
Water, which the government
criticised as poorly managed.

The British company, which
did not immediately return calls
for comment, will wind up its
operations shortly as the
Guyanese government seeks a
new firm to oversee the water
sector in the nation of roughly
730,000 people.

Mine resumes
production
after strike of
four weeks

@ SURINAME
Paramaribo

SURINAMBE’S Rosebel gold
mine, majority-owned by
Canada’s JAMGold, has
resumed production after a
nearly four-week strike, a mine -
spokesman said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.

Workers returned to their
posts Monday after reaching a
new collective bargaining agree-
ment with the company,
Rosebel Gold Mines NV
spokesman Roy van Aerde said.
Exact details of the accord were
not immediately available.

Employees walked out on
January 25, saying negotiations
were moving too slowly, and
gates and doors at the mine
were welded shut the same day.
The union has denied allega-
tions that workers were respon-
sible for welding the gates.

But on Tuesday van Aerde
said: “Everything has been
cleaned up or restored, and all
units are operational.”

Union chairman Errol Sni-
jders did not immediately return
calls seeking comment.

Rosebel became a subsidiary
of Toronto-based I[AMGold
when that company bought
Cambior Inc. in late 2006.
IAMGold owns 95 per cent of
the mine, and the rest belongs -
to the Surinamese government.

PM condemned

for ‘God is for
PLP’ comments

Bi By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE FNM, criticising the
PLP’s anchor project and oth-
er investment schemes, poked
fun at the governing party and
its leader for suggesting that
God was on the side of the
PLP, and that anyone who
opposes them would have to
answer to God.

According to the party’s
website commentary posted
yesterday, Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie should “hope and
pray, as Abraham Lincoln did,
that he is on God’s side.

“He and his band surround-
ed by pomp and circumstance
and the trappings of office are
living in a world of make
believe.

“The leader of the governing
party claims that his anchor
project policy is having a
‘transformative’ effect on just
about every island. Tell that
to the people of Inagua, Ack-
lins and Crooked Island, Long
Island, Eleuthera, Cat Island;
Andros and elsewhere who
have yet to experience this so-
called transformation he’s talk-
ing about. ,

“He claims that he has
brought in $18 billion worth of
investment. If this were so, our
foreign reserves would have
been sky-high, banks would-
n’t have a liquidity shortage
and the average Bahamian’s
standard of living and bank
account would be rising rapid-
ly.

“Unfortunately, Mr Christie
believes those architects’
sketches and models, comput-



M@ PERRY Christie has been criticised by the FNM for
suggesting God was.on the side of the PLP

-er-generated images and heads

of agreements are the same as
bricks and mortar, jobs and
wealth for the Bahamian peo-
ple,” the commentary read.

The FNM said that Mr
Christie is, in fact, clueless that
his much publicised “anchor
project schemes” will in
essence turn Bahamians into
second-class citizens in their
own country.

Despite this, the party said,
Mr Christie is “racing” to give
away even more land in the
run-up to the general elec-
tion.

“Basking in the splendid iso-
lation, he continues to ignore
an unending parade of PLP
scandals and indiscretions. So,
in his mind, Shane Gibson’s
actions were beyond reproach;
the fight in the Cabinet Room
was a little tussle; and those

Korean boats never came to
the Bahamas.
“Meanwhile his propagan-

da machine is trying to spin ©

hay into gold. He started that
process by claiming they had
achieved just about everything
in their 2002 manifesto.

“He must be delusional. Just
read through a copy of their
‘plan’ and use a pen to tick off
all the things they have not
done. They cannot even
change the boundaries ina
timely manner.

“They promised in their
‘plan’ that they would change
the boundaries at least six
months before the election. So
said, but not done. Even
though they had fewer candi-
dates to name, they have
lagged behind the FNM. And
that’s where they'll stay,” the
party said.

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What is all the fuss about?

SOMETIMES IT IS difficult to follow Prime
Minister Christie’s reasoning.

During a recent radio interview conducted
by Sean McWeeney, former attorney general,
Mr Christie complained that there were “forces
in this country” who were pushing former prime
minister Ingraham back into politics.

Anyone who knows Mr Ingraham knows that
nobody can push him anywhere. However, he is
open to discussion and to convincing. He is not
so stupid that he cannot see that when situations
change, there is also wisdom in changing his
mind.

In the euphoria of winning the 1992 elec-
tion, and in the wake of the defeat of the Pin-
dling government, which after 25 years had lost
touch with the Bahamian electorate, Bahamians
could relate to Mr Ingraham’s declaration that
he would seek no more than two terms as prime
minister. After all they were in no mood for
another 25 years of misrule by any leader. It was
a dumb statement for Mr Ingraham to have
made at the time, but it sat well with the people.

We say “dumb” because under the West-
minster system of government a politician does
not limit his term of office, he continues to
serve until the people are ready to dismiss him.
At the end of two terms Mr Ingraham’s gov-
ernment was defeated at the polls.

Having sat out a term, Mr Ingraham was
convinced by many Bahamians that his lead-
ership abilities were desperately needed. The
‘people had had five years of PLP rule by com-
mittees and commissions, one delay followed
another, decisions were deferred with much
promised, but little accomplished — a drifting
government without a strong hand on the tiller,
allowing many ministers free rein to do as they

- pleased. As someone from Freeport remarked
yesterday: “We are ready for a change. In fact
we are desperate for a strong government with
vision.”

_ So there were many concerned persons in the
community who tried to convince Mr Ingra-
ham that times had changed, and so it was time
for him to change his mind on his two-term
promise. He rebuffed those who arrived at his .
door, as they said, “to talk sense to him.” He
was not listening. We do not know what
changed his mind. We think it was the last
minute demonstration by a large group of
Bahamians in front of his house calling for his
return that eventually turned the tide.

Mr Ingraham had declared that he would
serve only two.terms, which he did. However,
the situation has changed and the Bahamian
people — “the forces in this country” of which
Mr Christie speaks — eventually convinced Mr
Ingraham that it was also time for him to
‘change. And change his mind he did. He is now

leading his party into the election against the

NOTICE

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Christie government.

' Mr Christie and his own “forces” are behav-
ing as though Mr Ingraham has committed trea-
son. They forget that the name of the political
game is democracy and this is the way democ-
racy operates.

Others are changing their minds, so why-nat
Mr Ingraham? fan tS

After all Mr Bradley Roberts has also had a
change of mind on a commitment he is alleged

.to have made. Is this also considered a trea-
sonable act, or is it only Mr Ingraham who can
commit treason? .

According to Rev C B Moss before the 2002
election — which Mr Christie’s government
won — he (CB Moss) entered into an agree-
ment with the PLP that if he stepped aside to
allow Mr Roberts to be the PLP candidate in a
consolidated Grant’s Town and Bain Town con-
stituency, Mr Roberts would retire after two
and a half years into his term and allow Mr

‘Moss to represent the party in a by-election for
the remainder of the term. Mr Roberts went
as far as to recommend to constituents attend-
ing a special service that they should choose
Mr Moss to replace him as the candidate for the
constituency as his own days wound down.

However, as happened in Mr Ingraham’s
case, the political situation changed. Accord-
ing to Mr Roberts he would no longer step
down in the middle of his term. Instead he
would complete his full five years, because, he
claimed, Prime Minister Christie had said that
he needed him at that time. And so, according
to Mr Moss, a new accommodation was made to
be fulfilled in this election. According to Mr
Moss, an.agreement was reached between Mr
Christie, Mr Roberts and himself that he would
definitely get the PLP’s nomination for the Bain
and Grants Town constituency in this election.
But again, according to Mr Moss, PLP minds
have changed. Is this also treason? Or is it only
treasonable when Mr Ingraham changes his
mind?

In a democracy people can select their can-
' didates and urge them to run in an election,

without the opposite side suggesting that some
sinister, evil “force” is behind the move.

The PLP making Mr Ingraham the issue in
this election and evading the real issues of great
concern to the Bahamian electorate, should be

' sufficient evidence that the Christie govern-

ment is not the government needed by the
Bahamas at this time.

And just as Mr Christie convinced Mr
Bradley Roberts to go back on a promise
because his PLP government needed him, a
large group of Bahamians also convinced Mr
Ingraham to go back on a promise because they
believe that the country needs him at this time.

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incite the masses to
racial divisiveness

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE real face of the PLP
was exposed at the recent rally
with the Prime Minister and
Fred Mitchell holding centre
stage. The remarks of both of
these men of supposedly supe-
rior intellect were nothing short
.of a feeble attempt to incite the
masses to racial divisiveness.

Mr. Mitchell has an issue
with Brent Symonette running
for public office and possibly
the leadership of the Govern-
ment. Is this not the same
office that Mr Mitchell aspires

to and so desperately pines for? _

What redeeming or endear-
ing qualities does Mr Mitchell
possess that makes him a can-
didate better qualified than Mr
Symonette for high office, the
fact that he's black?

,?; Are the ministerial qualities
ffequired for office tow run-
ning to things such as peddling
influence as well as other
things, stashing used US hun-
dred dollar bills in closets and
being photographed with porn
stars in compromising posi-
tions, just to name a few?

Any citizen of this country,
regardless of their colour, eth-
nicity or paternity, has the right
to offer for public office so long
as they are not a criminal,
bankrupt or a lunatic.

Judging from some of the
happenings during the last few
years, the Prime Minister
should be taking a hard look

at some of his own who might

well fit any or all of these cate-
gories.

To add insult to injury, we
have Mr Rigby weighing in
with the struggle of blacks has
not endéd" and that black
Bahamiahs are still looking for
a share of the "economic" pie.
However, if Mr Rigby and his
associates were honest with
themselves, and if as Mr Rigby
states, the problem is not one
of black and white, but rather
one of economic empowerment
for all Bahamians, the question
begs, who is really depriving
the black masses of empower-
ment, economic or otherwise?

LETTERS

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Last time I checked, black
folks have been running this
country for the last 40 years
and the white man has had lit-
tle if any say in governing dur-
ing that time. "\

The bones of the white UBP
oligarchy have long since
turned to dust which has been

scattered by the political winds,
therefore Messrs Christie's,
Mitchell's and Rigby's efforts
to breathe life into something
so long dead goes beyond
pathetic. If the PLP want some-
one to blame for the current
woes that afflict our country,
they need look no further than
the mirror.

IAN MABON
Nassau,
February 22, 2007

Treated like a nobody

EDITOR, The Tribune.

I AM somebody who’s writing to verify that I am somebody.
You see, most of the places I go I am treated as nobody. At the place
of business even when I am spending my money, I am treated as a

nuisance, as nobody.

The other day I had to ask the cashier at the food store if I was
being a bother to her because she had such an attitude. She gave me
an explanation (with an attitude) because after all I am nobody, only

a customer.

I am employed as a public servant and I tried several times to see
other public servants with titles above the ordinary public servants.
First of all, the receptionist and secretaries looked right through
me pausing only long enough to point me towards the direction I
should go. The secretary, keeping guard by the desk of the public ser-
vant I desired to see was on the phone and sent me back out the door:
and spoke to me as if I were a child. So I sat and waited as an obe-
dient one should. I paid a visit to another public servant who was
expecting me and I was told to wait. After approximately half an hour
I was informed by phone in her waiting room that the public servant
couldn’t see me. I therefore have concluded that in the eyes of peo-
ple I am certainly a nobody. But I thank God that though I may have
indeed been a nobody in the past I became somebody when I accept-
ed Jesus as my Saviour and Lord: And His word says that He takes
the things of no reputation; the foolish and despised things of the
world and uses them. Not many of rich and of noble birth are called.
So I have to constantly remind myself that I am somebody.

No, I have no family name of recognition. No, I am nota politi- ‘
cian or the child or parent of a politician. No, I have no great earth-
ly wealth. No, I have no educational status, no doctorate behind myâ„¢
name. No, I have achieved no honour or recognition from the world.

No, I have no earthly friends in lofty places; hence in the eyes of
the world I am nobody. However, I thank God in Jesus Christ that
Iam His child and I am seated with Him in Heavenly places and one
day the playing field will be levelled.

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Haitian
colonel
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@ MIAMI

A FEDERAL jury found
a former Haitian Army
colonel liable for killing a
man and torturing another
and ordered him to pay $4.3
million, according to Associ-
ated Press.

Carl Dorelien served a
year in prison in Haiti after a
US immigration judge found
him to be a human rights vio-
lator and had him deported
in 2003. He was also found
liable Friday of arbitrary
detention and crimes against
humanity.

The Center for Justice &
Accountability filed the law-
suit against Dorelien before :
he was deported in 2003, °:
alleging he is liable for the
1994 murder of Michel Pierre
and the torture in 1993 of
Lexiuste Cajuste, a former
labour leader. Federal stat-
ues allows such cases to con-
tinue if the defendant is in
the US when they are filed.

Pierre died during an
attack on Raboteau, a shan-
tytown in Gonaives, Haiti,
about 60 miles north of Port-
au-Prince. The San Francis-
co-based justice center sued
on behalf of Pierre’s widow
and Cajuste, who now lives in
Jacksonville, Florida.

“Although today’s judg-
ment was rendered against
Colonel Dorelien, I see this
as a judgment against the :
entire armed forces of Haiti *:
under the military dictator-
ship,” Cajuste said in a state-
ment.

Dorelien, who remains in
Haiti, did not attend the trial.

His attorney, Kurt Klaus,
said: “The verdict is based
on unreliable hearsay that
should not have been con-
sidered by the jury,” he said.

Dorelien was among 38
former soldiers and army
henchmen who in 2000 were
convicted in absentia of mur-
der in the 1994 killings in
Raboteau

FNM hopeful: Kennedy
P has not delivered

Young candidate pledges
to work with constituents



â„¢ By MARK HUMES

FREE National Movement
candidate for the Kennedy con-
stituency, Michael Turnquest,

7 gives present MP Kenyatta Gib-

son, an F for his petformance in
addressing the area’s concerns.

Mr Turnquest’s comments
about Mr Gibson came during
an interview with The Tribune
in which he addressed the issue
of youth and experience in
front-line politics.

Pointing to Marathon MP
Ron Pinder and Mr Gibson as
two of the many young candi-
dates who won seats in the last
general election, Mr Turnquest
said that some of the young can-
didates “screwed up and some

-of them were very successful.”

Pressed on whether he was
implying that Mr Gibson
“screwed up”, Mr Turnquest
said: “I would say his perfor-
mance in the community has
been very unsatisfactory. I
would give him an F.

“You know this is one area
that has not had a change in
government or a changing of
the guards since its inception,
and a lot of people in the area
have been living off of promis-
es,” said Mr Turnquest.

“T have been walking the
area for the past few months
and have seen the issues that
the people have been com-
plaining about for the past five-
plus years. Nothing in the area
has been addressed.

“For example, at a park in
Kennedy, we have little kids
playing in the park with glass
bottles all throughout the park,
and it is full of garbage. Addi-
tionally, there is graffiti all over
the walls. These are the con-
cerns that the residents have.

“Then you have some people
who say they have never even

seen the candidate face to face.
If you are going to vote for a
person, you should at least have
the opportunity of meeting this
person, at least once. But you
have some people who say they
may see him pass by in a car
and stop at one house, but, in
the. process, he may miss 20
houses.”

The prospective candidate
said: “I tell residents of the con-
stituency I will not be a candi-
date who they see in February
of this year and then they see
me again in 2012.

“I may not get to everyone,
but if elected my constituents
will see me at least once a quar-
ter, if only for community meet-
ings or different community
events that I plan to do, because
there is a lot of cleaning up to
be done in Kennedy,” Mr Turn-
quest noted.

One of the youngest mem- .

bers of the FNM’S 2007 class
of candidates, Mr Turnquest
said he has been around poli-
tics in some capacity from the
age of eight or nine, most
notably campaigning in the past

for Algernon Allen.

However, it was after return-
ing to the Bahamas as a college
graduate, struggling like many
young, educated Bahamians to
find employment, that he decid-
ed to become more involved in
front-line politics.

“The one thing that drives me
to politics is the idea of helping
the young people and address-
ing some of-the concerns of

‘unemployment and lack of

diversification in employment
opportunities for the young and
the educated,” said Mr Turn-
quest.

As to the question of his age
being a factor,in his perfare,
mance as an elected official, Mr,:
Turnquest said: “All :the:past

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politicians started at a young
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veterans or ‘seasoned’ politi-
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if you are not actively involved,
you will never have the experi-
ence like the Ingrahams and the
Symonettes. So you have to
throw your hat.in the ring at
some point,” he concluded.

Saying that the FNM had a
proven track record of moving
the country forward, Mr Turn-
quest looked forward to a great

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sponsored from the onset by
Mahatma Rice and Robin Hood

Flour, both distributed in The -

Bahamas by Asa H. Pritchard
Ltd.

Tracey won with 456.5 points
for his "Bahamian Seafood Jam-
balaya Rice with butter poached
Grouper on top of Sautéed Veg-
gies", judged the Best Mahat-
mas Rice Dish of the event, and
"Banana Guava Fritter and
Coconut Tart accompanied by a
Banana Flambé"

Runner Up was Jessica Nixon
of St. Andrews with 452 points
and "Best Flour Dish" for her
"Baby Sweet Potato Cakes with
Pecans and Sticky Caramel
Sauce" and "Banana and Guava
Rice Custard and Brandy Snap
Baskets".

Third place went to Ricci
McKenzie of C.R. Walker with
431 points for "Native Style
Fried Tingum"
Baked Rice Extravaganza."

The top two go on to The 15th
Annual Mahatma Rice/Robin
Hood Flour National (All
Island) Sr. Young Chef Cham-
pionship, with $3,750 in schol-
arships at stake on March 15th at
C.R. Walker Senior High.

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School and Island competitions

-are held all over The Bahamas.

Schools choose their own
Champion Young Chefs who
compete island or district wide.
Then each island or district
sends its champion to compete
for the title of Bahamas
Champion Young Chef in Nas-
Salas

Other New Providence
Senior School Champion Young
Chefs competing were:

4th Place: Tajnique Fawkes of
St. Augustine’s College with 417
points for "Island Delight" and
"Whasabee Rice."

5th Place” Nicholas Symon-
ette of Queen’s College with 388
points for "I’lan Man’s Rice
Sandwich" and "The Bahamian
Tree O,..JuJu Doobie, Black
berry Cookie and Pomegranate
Banana Fritter."

6th Place: Benette Lutus of
C.V. Bethel Sr. High with 353.5
points for "Conch Fried Rice
Stuffing Rolled in Backyard
Chicken" and "Tuna Cranberry
Rolls."

7th Place: Shakera Kerr of
Bahamas Academy with 346:5
points for "Argentina Rice
Balls" and "French Bread".

8th Place: Latreia Smith of
Nassau Christian Academy with
335 points for "Super Conch Stir
Fry" and "All Bahamian
Tartlets."

Not finishing was Kenron Fer-
nander of C.V. Bethel Sr. High,
2006 New Providence Jr. Cham-
pion Young Chef, who racked
up fourth place for his rice dish.
but did not present his flour
dish.

Judging the senior Young
Chef Championship in New
Providence were Chef Chris
Chea of the Radisson; Chef
Michael Adderley of Atlantis

~ and Chef Eldred Saunders of, the

Bahamas Hotel Training Col-
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THE New Covenant Baptist
Church, in conjunction with the
Ministry of Social Services and
Community Development, will
host a major anger management
and conflict resolution clinic
today.

The clinic will be held at the
church on Independence High:
way from 10am to 4pm.

Bishop Simeon Hall, senior
pastor of the New Covenant
Baptist Church, said pastors,
trained clinicians and trained
counsellors will be on hand “to
offer one-on-one help to per-
sons who would come simply to
speak to them, to connect with
them and then subsequently to
offer them whatever help they
may have.”

Bishop Hall said the clinic
will allow principals and offi-
cials of the Ministry of Social
Services an opportunity to
“wage war and put on an
assault” against the “ongoing
rage on our streets and in the
community.”

He said the sessions will be
held in the “strictest of confi-
dences” with various coun-
selling rooms established at var-
ious locations throughout the
church complex.

“Tt will be very difficult not to
take note of the sharp rise in
unchecked anger on our streets,
in our communities and, sadly,
even some of our churches,”
Bishop Hall said. “There is an
angry, short-tempered, low tol-
erant spirit which pervades our
land.

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some of the anger prevalent in
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an effort to deflate some of the
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He said the idea for the clin-
ic was born out of the pleas of a
“young gentleman from one of
the schools” who came to the
church seeking counselling after
friends tried to persuade him to
participate in a crime.

“Our Minister of Youth
spoke to him and put him on to
me and I said to myself if we

multiply that a thousand times,

what will we not be able to do
as a church in helping to resolve
some of the violence in our
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various times where people can
come, where we can assist them
and where they can be referred
to social services or the relevant
agencies.” |

Bishop Hall said he believed

- the collaboration between his

church and the Ministry of
Social Services and Community
Development is “a significant
one” as it will give those who
may feel more comfortable dis-
cussing their various issues with
ministers the opportunity to be
heard, helped and referred to
relevant agencies.

“T believe it is significant that
church and social services can
engage in this kind of ministry,
and so we are appealing to per-
sons who feel that they are right
at the edge of exploding to
come and attend this seminar,”
Bishop Hall said.

“This is not an attempt to win
people to New Covenant,” he
added. “We are just trying to
help people get rid of some of
the anger that is so obvious in
our society.”

Minister of Social Services
and Community Development
Melanie Griffin said the level
of violence in the country, par-
ticularly violence stemming
from anger, is “unacceptably
high with some deadly conse-

quences as is evident from the »

crime statistics.”

Minister Griffin said many
people lack the ability to man-
age their anger and resolve con-
flict.

“The Bible tells us to be
angry and sin not and that
indeed is a clear indication that
while anger may be present in
our daily lives, we must be able
to manage it in such a way that
it does not cause us to do
wrong.”

Minister Griffin said dis-

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learn to resolve their conflicts
properly.

“Violence knows no political,
cultural or social boundaries,”
she said. “It affects all of us,
hence we need to be united in
our efforts towards the reduc-
tion of violence in our country.

“I therefore invite the public
at large to take advantage of
this free clinic, which is being
offered for their benefit. The
information provided and
advice given will be invaluable.

“I urge anyone, anywhere
who believes that they have a
problem in dealing with their
anger to attend the clinic
because I think it is going to be
well worth it.

“This forum will not be one
with hundreds of persons in the
same location, but is a more
personal, one-on-one situation
where you can have the confi-
dence of the various profes-
sionals who will be on hand to
address any issue, and certainly
the intention is that there will be
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scheduled to hear from God-
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owner of ‘Horizons’ — and
Wayne Munroe, who is repre-
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right man for

FROM page one

Because I am almost certain,
beyond a shadow of a doubt,
that my leader would not
have given away thousands
of acres of land to foreign
investors for little or noth-
ing, who will turn around
and sell them for millions
and make money off of
them.

“Why vote for the FNM?
Because right now the party
is engaged every Saturday
and different days including
young persons with regards
to the vision for the Mani-
festo 2007.

“Why vote for the FNM?
Because we are about build-
ing our ieachers. I was a
teacher. I am an educator
now teaching teachers. But
under the FNM government

we never had to fight, row, kick, being called
thieves and all other names as ‘revered citi-
zens of this country helping towards the
educational and political OE of

this country,” she said.

Dr Higgs said that leadership should man-
ifest its vision from passion not from posi-

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007, PAGE 13
Dr Higgs: Ingraham.



@ FNM leader
Hubert Ingraham

the job

tion. She said that it should
develop its qualities for its
people from doing - not
from posturing or profiling.

“My leader is not one who
profiles, that postures and
dances and shuffles. He is
one who sticks to his guns,
collaborates with the peo-
ple, puts the vision down
and, guess what, like a bull

out of the china shop, and

like the bat out of hell, he
goes ahead and gets it done
in the time frame the peo-
ple voted us in for.
“At the end of this tenure
of all these major signing

‘contracts, why should you
vote for the FNM? Because’

we would not have misled
the people and for four and
a half years we fly all over
the world, we engage in this
and that, and all kinds of
things, ‘and then three

months, and in this case two months before
election, fool the people and manipulate
them into signing contracts that says it will
start in 2020.

“What kind of thing is that! That is why

we should vote for the FNM, because we
don’t engage in that kind of thing,” she said.

Reverend killed at
ome attempting to
rescue infant daughter | ©
from armed robbers

FROM page one |

well-liked by all,” he said.

Mr Petit-Gean speculated ff

that young men of the area may
have committed the crime.

“Tt seemed they knew exactly
where my uncle lived. They
knew exactly what they were
doing,” he said.

Neighbours, family and mem-
bers of the Mountain Top Bible
Church of God yesterday morn-
ing immediately rushed to the
side of the Louis family to com-
. fort the wife and infant daugh-
ters of the murdered pastor.

Press liaison officer Inspec-
tor Walter Evans told The Tri-
bune that the incident had espe-
cially alarmed police because it
showed that some criminals do
not even refrain from harming
menofGod. .

“We are very concerned. This
shows what some people are
willing to do. This has left a
community in deep grief,” Mr
Evans said. |

Police reported that, at
around 4am yesterday, a group
of men entered the home of the
reverend — located on Unison
Street, off Cowpen Road, on
the east end of Bacardi Road —
and threatened the Louis fami-
ly with guns.

- Inspector Evans said the men
demanded money.

The family, he said, followed
the request and handed over
what money Hey had in the
house.

However, seemingly unpro-
voked, one of the gunmen still
decided to shoot Rev Louis.

Police are considering the
motive of the crime to be rob-
bery, he said.

Officers have|no specific
leads but are asking the com-
munity to help and for any wit-
nesses or people with informa-
tion to come forward.

President Bush
makes private
visit to Lyford Cay

PRESIDENT George W
Bush has made a private visit
to a former political associate
living at Lyford Cay, sources
claimed yesterday.

He stayed at the home of
Nicholas Brady, Secretary of

the Treasury under President |

Ronald Reagan and the first
President George Bush, it was
_ claimed. The visit reportedly
took place on Thursday.

Mr Bush’s father was also a
visitor to Lyford Cay some
years ago.

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Forever she grows

Because now t's never dark.

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Alive in our dreams

A Rose without thorns

in Our Hearts, Her sun gieams.

Remembering days
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fofgotten

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CHECKING IT OUT: Fred Funk checks

his putt with caddy Mark Long

during the final round of the

Mayakoba Classic near Playa dei
“Carmen, Mexico, on Sunday.

Funk won the tournament on the
_ second playoff hole.

Funk is winner
of Mexico’s
first PGA

tournament

BY JAIME ARON
Associated Press

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico —
Fred Funk won one for the old guys
Sunday.

Playing with an achy back befitting
his senior status, the 50-year-old Funk
won the Mayakoba Golf Classic on
the second hole of a playoff with Jose
Coceres to became only the second
man to win a PGA Tour event after
winning on the Champions Tour.

“I think I validated how good the
players are on the Champions Tour,”
Funk said. “Even though you are 50 or
51 through 55 ... age doesn’t really

mean anything. I just want to see how |

long I can last.”

Funk led the tournament — the
PGA Tour’s first in Mexico — since
setting the course record with an
’ 8-under 62 Thursday. He never gave
it up, but was tied several times,
including from the 14th hole Sunday
until sinking the birdie putt in the
playoff.

The former University of Mary-
land coach closed with a l-over 71 to
match Coceres (69) at 14-under 266
on the Greg Norman-designed El
Camaleon course. Funk earned
$630,000 for his eighth PGA Tour vic-
tory.

Craig Stadler became the first

Champions Tour winner to win a
PGA Tour event when he followed
. his 2003 Senior Players win with a
’ victory the following week in the B.C.
Open, played opposite the British
Open. Funk has won twice on the
Champions Tour, including the Tur-
tle Bay Championship i in Hawaii last
month.

Funk one-upped Stadler in another
way: At 50 years, 8 months and 12
days old, he jumped ahead of The
Walrus as the fifth-oldest PGA Tour
winner. All four guys ahead of him
pulled off their feats in 1975 or earlier,
. emphasizing the rarity of someone his
- age topping fields that include foes
~- old enough to be their kids.

In fact, Stadler’s son, Kevin, was in
this field.

The only downer to Funk’s feat is
that he didn’t beat the PGA Tour’s
. elite: The world’s top 64 players were

in Arizona for the Accenture Match
Play Championship.

Australian Peter Lonard, who
played with Funk and Coceres, bird-
ied the final hole for a 67 to finish
third at 13 under.

Ryan Armour (66) was 12 under,
and, Bill Hass (67) followed at ll

‘ under. Kevin Stadler tied for 13th at 6
under.

Funk came into the final round
with a two-shot lead and a back prob-
lem that bothered him so much Satur-
‘day that he wondered whether he’d be
able to finish.

. He got off to an ominous start Sun-
day when his very first shot rolled to
the lip of the “Devil’s Mouth,” the
opening to an underground cave in
the middle of the fairway. With two

. bogeys on the front nine, he wound
_ up tied at the turn, and with his back
- bothering him again.

He laid down for massages from
his wife on the sixth tee and from a
tour therapist at the 12th tee.

“Then I found a stretch, putting my
(left) leg on top of my (right) knee,
working that one spot,” he said. “It
went away again and I was fine com-
ing down the stretch.”

Funk got the lead back with a
birdie at 13 but a bogey on 14 left them
tied again. Coceres made about a 10-
footer to keep it knotted on 15, then
nearly putted in from off the green at
16.



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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tracy
McGrady gave Orlando Magic fans
trip down memory lane they would
probably rather forget.

McGrady scored 34 points with
six assists Sunday and just about
single-handedly carried the Hous-
ton Rockets to a 97-93 victory over

~ the Magic.

It was vintage McGrady, who
did pretty much the same thing for
Orlando during the four seasons he
played for the Magic before being
traded to Houston in 2004. Though
he hit offly eight of 20 shots from
the field, he got to the free throw
line 18 times and made three of six
3-pointers as Magic defenders
chased him all over the court.

“He’s so good that teams have to
put two or three guys on him and
when they go help, it gives guys
like me, Rafer (Alston) and Shane
(Battier) free looks behind the
3-point line,” Luther Head said.
“He’s been doing it for us all sea-
son and tonight we were making

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PRO BASKETBALL | HOUSTON 97, ORLANDO 93

Megrady scores 34 to lead Rockets

those open shots.”

The Rockets went 14-for-27
from 3-point range for the game.
Head, Alston and Battier were a
combined 1l-for-20 from behind
the arc. Alston finished with 20
points and Head had 15, including a
3-pointer off an assist. from
McGrady that gave Houston a
93-88 lead with 1:36 left in the
game. Houston had not scored a
field goal in nearly 5 minutes
before Head hit the clutch shot.

“That’s pretty much who we
are,” McGrady said. “When teams
double me, my job is to make the
right play for our team. We did a
great job of spacing the floor and
getting open behind the 3-point
line. It’s even sweeter when we’re
knocking the shots down.”

The Magic, meanwhile, were
not knocking many shots down.
They were just 5-for-20 from the
field in the fourth quarter and shot
39.2 percent for the game. Orlando
was 27-for-41 from the foul line.

“Tt’s discouraging to miss 14 free

throws in a close game,” Magic
coach Brian Hill said. -

- Grant Hill led Orlando with 21
points. Dwight Howard added 18
points and 16 rebounds, but the
Magic struggled with their shoot-
ing in their fourth straight loss.

The Rockets led 87-79 with 6:16
to go, but gave Orlando a chance to
rally by not hitting from the field
for 5 minutes.

Trevor Ariza’s two free throws
with 1:57 to play cut it to 90-88, but
Head ended the Rockets’ drought
with a3-pointer.

Hill responded with a three- .

point play with 47 seconds remain-
ing, but McGrady’s late jumper
helped Houston hold on.

The Rockets made eight
3-pointers in the first half, includ-
ing back-to-back 3s from Alston
and Head in the final 30 seconds, to
take a 51-39 lead at halftime.

Houston limited the Magic to
36.4 percent shooting in the first
half. Orlando’s starting five went
8-for-26 in the first half, many of





GARY GREEN/ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT

REBOUND BATTLE: The Rockets’
Tracy McGrady, right, and
Dikembe Mutombo, and the
Magic’s Darko Milicic battle for
a rebound on Sunday in
Orlando. Houston won 97-93.

the misses coming from inside. Hill

was the only player to reach dou-

ble figures in the half, scoring 11.
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL | NO. 2 OHIO STATE 49, NO. 1 WISCONSIN 48

No second banana

Conley’s runner gives Ohio State another Big Ten title

BY RUSTY MILLER
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mike
Conley Jr. stepped out of Greg
Oden’s lengthy shadow at just the
right time.

Conley drove the lane and made
a runner with 4 seconds left to give
No. 2 Ohio State a 49-48 victory
over top-ranked Wisconsin on
Sunday, clinching the Buckeyes’
second consecutive Big Ten title.

The game marked the first time
Big Ten teams have met in al vs. 2
game.

“I had a feeling I was going to
get the ball,” said Conley, son of
the 1992 Olympic triple-jump gold
medalist. “I just went to the hole
and it worked out for us.”

With the victory, the Buckeyes
are likely to climb to the top spot
in The Associated Press rankings
for the first time since Jerry Lucas,
John Havlicek and a sub named

Bob Knight were ranked No. 1 |

throughout the 1962 season.

“T hope it motivates us,” coach
Thad Matta said. “I hope it contin-
ues to pour gas on our fire.”

Alando Tucker, Wisconsin’s
candidate for conference player of
the year, had given the Badgers the
lead with just under a minute left
when he scored inside off Jason
Chappell’s dump pass. ©

Chappell then blocked a shot by
Ron Lewis before Wisconsin’s
Kammron Taylor was sent to the
line in the bonus situation with
20.3 seconds left. Taylor’s first
attempt spun off the rim.

After a timeout, the Buckeyes
(26-3, 14-1) passed around the
perimeter before Conley, a fresh-
man who has spent his career in
the shadow of 7-foot high school
and college teammate Oden, scis-
sored through the lane and tossed
up a soft shot that balanced on the
rim before falling.

BY CHERYL WITTENAUER
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Damien Nash had
just come home from a charity bas-
ketball game he’d organized in his
brother’s honor when he collapsed
in front of his wife and 7-month-
old girl.

The Denver Broncos running
back died Saturday and the cause
remained unclear Sunday, but his
grieving mother knows what she
must do.

After one son’s death and a
heart ailment that caused another
son to require a transplant last
year, Kim Nash is taking her
daughter to a cardiologist next



JAY LA PRETE/AP

A WINNER: Ohio State’s Mike Conley, center, shoots the winning basket against Wisconsin Sunday.

“If you’ve got a point guard like
Conley, he’s going to try to pene-
trate,’ Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan
said. “We were trying to make him
take a tough shot.”

The Badgers (26-4, 12-3), who
lost both games this week after
becoming No. 1 for the first time
ever, inbounded to Taylor who
drove the length of the floor and
tried an off-balance 15-footer at the
buzzer. Oden got a piece of it

before Lewis, a senior playing his
final home game, swatted it away.

“I didn’t know I was going to
block it until he put it right in my
face,” Lewis said with a wide grin
while wearing a Big Ten champi-
onship hat and T-shirt.

Taylor looked to the officials,
hoping to hear a whistle. But there
was no call and within seconds a
capacity crowd flooded the court
in celebration.

PRO FOOTBALL | DAMIEN NASH

Broncos running back dies after charity event

week.

“My son,” she told The Associ-
ated Press amid sobs, “is giving me
the strength right now to talk.”

Damien Nash collapsed in his
suburban St. Louis home after
returning by limousine with his
wife, Judy Nash, and their daughter
from a game at his high school to
benefit The Darris Nash Find a
Heart Foundation. The organiza-
tion raises money for heart trans-
plant research.

The 24-year-old player was
taken by ambulance to Christian
Hospital Northeast, where he was
pronounced dead. The hospital’s
nursing supervisor, Maria St.

George, told the AP the hospital
dispatched an ambulance as soon
as it received the call.

The St. Louis
County medical
examiner’s office
said results of an
autopsy sched-
uled for Sunday
may not be
known for days.
NASH Dr. Gregory

Ewald, a cardiol-
ogist, treated 25-year-old Darris
Nash and said he had a weakened
heart muscle condition known as
dilated cardiomyopathy. The ail-
ment can be caused by a viral



Ivan Harris led the Buckeyes

_with 13 points, with Oden and Con-

ley each scoring ll.

Amid speculation he might turn
pro after his. freshman year, the
crowd serenaded Oden with a
chant of “One More Year!” as the
Buckeyes assembled on the floor
to accept the conference champi-
onship trophy.

* TURN TO BIG TEN

infection, inflammation or other
causes. Darris Nash became so ill
he needed a mechanical device to
support his circulation until he
could get a transplant, he said.
Ewald said some cardiomyopa-
thy conditions run in families. He
said he never met Damien Nash,
but “the fact that Damien was
doing high-level athletics may indi-
cate that was not the problem.”
The death comes less than two
months after the still unsolved
slaying of Broncos teammate Dar-
rent Williams. Damien Nash’s
agent, David Canter, said the Bron-

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several mixed sessions in which
the tech-dominated Nasdaq
composit ex showed gains
but blue stocks pulled back

in part amid inflation concerns.
Oil settled at its highest level of

the year Friday, eclipsing a year

high set Thursday. .
Bond prices rose Friday,
rebounding from a sell-off a day
earlier, as investors sought qual-
ity amid concerns that sub-
prime lenders would be forced _
to- book big write-downs for
consumers who were unable to
keep up with mortgage pay-
ments. The yield on the bench-
mark 10-year Treasury note fell
to 4.68 percent from 4.73 per-
cent late Thursday. _

The Dow Jones industrial
average fell 38.54, or 0.30 per- ~
cent, to 12,647.48.

Broader stock indicators also
fell. The Standard & Poor’s 500
index fell 5.19, or 0.36 percent, -
to 1,451.19, and the Nasdaq
slipped 9.84, or 0.39 percent, to
2,515.10. For the week, the Dow
industrials lost 0.94 percent, the
S&P 500 was off 0.35 percent
and the Nasdaq composite
index added 0.75 percent.

- The dollar was mixed against
other major currencies Friday,
while gold prices rose.

Light, sweet crude settled up

19 cents at $61.14 on the New
York Mercantile Exchange.

Investors looking for direc-
tion in the final session of a holi-
day-shortened week ultimately
showed little reaction to com-
ments from Federal Reserve —
officials. Dallas Fed President
Richard Fisher said weakness in
housing might be keeping infla-
tion in check and that inflation
might be showing signs of eas-
ing. His comments appeared in
line with those made by Fed
Chairman Ben Bernanke last
week. In addition, San Francisco
Fed President Janet Yellen reit-
erated her contention that the
Fed should remain vigilant

about inflation and raise inter-
est rates if necessary. Neither
Fisher nor Yellen have a vote on
the Federal Open Market Com-~-
mittee, which sets short-term
interest rates.

The remarks follow a read-
ing on consumer prices earlier
in the week that showed infla-
tion was higher than expected.
And a pronounced increase in
oil prices could also increase
costs for businesses and con-
sumers.

Declining issues outnum-
bered advancers by about 8 to 7
on the New York Stock
Exchange, where volume came
to 1.45 billion shares compared
with 1.47 billion Thursday.

The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies fell 2.80, or
0.34 percent, to 826.64.

Overseas, Japan’s Nikkei
stock average rose 0.44 percent.
Britain’s FTSE 100 closed up
0.32 percent, Germany’s DAX
index rose 0.27 percent, and
France’s CAC-40 was up 0.15
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Microsoft’s loss could lead to

Hi The victory for Alcatel-Lucent
against Microsoft could inspire
the firm to seek royalties from
other companies that it believes
infringe on the technology,
experts say.

BY JESSICA MINTZ
Associated Press

SEATTLE — A federal jury’s rul-
ing that Microsoft infringed on two
MP3 patents and must pay $1.52 bil-
lion in damages could turn into a
major sour note for other technology
companies in the digital music busi-
ness.

The victory for France’s Alcatel-
Lucent could embolden the telecom-
munications equipment maker to
pursue claims — or seek royalties —
from other companies that it believes
infringe on the technology, experts
said Friday.





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The two patents in question in
Thursday’s decision cover the encod-
ing and decoding of audio into the
digital MP3 format — a popular way
to convert music from a CD into a
lightweight file on a personal com-
puter and vice versa.

Microsoft said it paid for the tech-
nology from Germany-based Fraun-
hofer Institute, which licenses it to
hundreds of companies, including
Apple and RealNetworks.

“The whole industry understood
that that was where you went,” said
Tom Burt, a deputy general counsel
for Microsoft.

When the software maker decided
to add MP3 decoding and encoding
capabilities to its Windows Media
Player, it paid Fraunhofer $16 million
for the relevant intellectual property
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be very concerned by the outcome,
he said.

Apple and RealNetworks declined
to comment on the verdict, but some
intellectual property lawyers think
the trouble could extend well beyond
Microsoft.

Other companies “have been rely-

ing on the fact that they thought they .

had critical licenses necessary to
practice the technology,” said
Michael Dever, a chair of the intellec-
tual property group at Buchanan
Ingersoll & Rooney, a Pittsburgh law
firm.

Alcatel-Lucent declined to com-
ment on future litigation, but said it
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including a $1 billion offer from
Yahoo.

“We clearly have a bias toward
building than selling,” Zuckerberg
said in a recent interview. “We
think there is a lot more to unlock
here.”

The build-or-sell dilemma facing

keover bids last year, including a $1 billion offer from Yahoo.

_ mon among the precocious entre-

preneurs immersed in the latest
Internet craze, a communal con-
cept of content-sharing chat has
been dubbed “Web 2.0.”

Besides Facebook, other Web 2.0
startups frequently mentioned as
prime takeover targets include
online video site Metacafe and Pho-
tobucket, which has emerged as
one of the Internet’s busiest desti-
nations by hosting personal videos
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The company also declined to
identify companies that license the
patents disputed in the Microsoft
case.

The massive award may also draw
other patent holders out of the wood-
work, said Tom Engellenner, co-chair
of the intellectual property group at
Nutter McClennen & Fish, a Boston
law firm.

Microsoft said it plans to appeal
the decision to the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit in
Washington — a process that could
take several years.

Thursday’s jury decision was the
first of six cases that will be heard in
the U.S. District Court in San Diego.
All stem from claims made in 2003 by
Lucent Technologies against PC
makers Gateway and Dell for tech-
nology developed by Bell Labs, its
research arm.

Subprime
woes will
take time
to correct

Hi Ellen Schloemer, director of
research for the Center for
Responsible Lending, said about
a quarter of subprime loans sold
since 1998 have gotten into
trouble at some point.

BY DAVID TWIDDY:
Associated Press



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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While the

subprime lending industry’s woes
have kicked up dust in the past few
weeks, observers say the problems
underlying the bad news have been
percolating for much longer.

In December, the Washington,
D.C.-based Mortgage Bankers Asso-
ciation said 12.6 percent of subprime

- mortgages were 30 or more days

delinquent in the quarter ending in
September, compared with 4.7 per-
cent of all mortgages. That was an
increase from a 10.8 percent delin-
quency rate for the third quarter of
2005.

Ellen Schloemer, director of
research for the Durham, N.C.-based
Center for Responsible Lending, said
about a quarter of subprime loans
sold since 1998 have gotten into trou-
ble at some point, although they
didn’t always go into default or fore-
closure. Still, she said the housing
boom and the large number of lend- ©
ers led many of them to approve
loans that clearly weren’t sustainable.

“It was a disaster waiting to hap-
pen and people were looking the
other way because there was money
to be made,” Schloemer said.

Analysts aren’t that critical, but
they agree a shakeout in the industry
could do it some good, eliminating
the fly-by-night lenders and strength-
ening the survivors.

A resurgence in the housing mar-
ket and lower interest rates would

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Chrysler balances restructuring with possible sale

Bi In the middle of major change,
Chrysler is giving detailed
financial information to potential
suitors while working with its
investment bank to avoid
releasing sensitive information.

BY TOM KRISHER
Associated Press

DETROIT — Whatever was nor-
mal inside Chrysler’s Auburn Hills
headquarters is normal no more as
top executives simultaneously try to
manage a major restructuring plan

_ while selling cars — and possibly .

their company.
A senior Chrysler official said Fri-
day that the company is giving

detailed financial information to

selected potential suitors and is
working with its investment bank, J.P.
Morgan Chase, to avoid divulging
sensitive information.

The Chrysler official, who spoke
on the condition of not being identi-




fied because the information is confi-
dential, said the company is assem-
bling a list of potential qualified suit-
ors that the official would not
identify.

“Tt’s not an auction,” said the offi-
cial. “There will be some firms that
will be allowed in to look at it, and
there will be a prospectus that will be
presented to them.”

Among those that analysts say are
exploring a purchase of the strug-
gling company are four private equity
firms, plus General Motors.

The equity firms, Apollo Manage-
ment, the Blackstone Group, the Car-
lyle Group and Cerberus Capital
Management, all refused comment
on Friday. GM also has not com-
mented, although it will not deny
reports that it’s interested.

Chrysler Chief Executive Tom
LaSorda spent the week trying to
soothe fears about what would hap-
pen to the company, sending out an

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BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

rand Bahama has the
potential to add 10,000
new jobs and $100 mil-

lion to its economy in the very
near future, the FNM candidate
for Marco City, Zhivargo Laing,
said.

Addressing delegates attend-
ing the Grand Bahama Business
Outlook, Mr Laing noted that this
could be achieved in a number of
ways.

He said the Grand Bahama
Port Authority and the Govern-
ment could fulfill their develop-
ment responsibilities to Freeport,

‘ which had the potential to add
an additional 4,000 jobs to effect
necessary public infrastructure
developmentto the required stan-
dard

Further, Mr Laing said a
speedy sale and reopening of the
still-closed Royal Oasis and revi-
talisation of the International
Bazaar could create an extra
2,500 jobs.

Another 2,000 jobs, he felt,
could be created by a reduction in
landing fees at Grand Bahama
International Airport and the sea
port in Freeport, moved that
would encourage new airlifts and
cruise visitors to Grand Bahama
and generate an additional 2,000

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She added that the tie-up
with BF&M would enable LIV
to generate “a better turn-
around time and cheaper prod-
ucts for our customers, that’s
where we get ahead”.

“What we have tried to do
with BF&M on the life side is
to use their technology to get
better service to customers,”
Ms Bain said. “We will have a
quicker turnaround time and
will use technology to our
advantage to reach more peo-
ple in a short space of time.

“They give additional
options in the type of service
we can give our customers.”

LIV is set to formally intro-
duce its link-up with BF&M at
a cocktail reception tomorrow
night at the British Colonial
Hilton, and MsBain said it
would “probably be March”
before the insurance broker
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Calling for the establishment
of a proper apprenticeship pro-
gramme, Mr Laing said: “This
would enable young Bahamians
to acquire the skills already need-
ed by the international business-
es resident in Freeport. I estimate
that this alone can result in some
1,500 Bahamians holding jobs
now being held by foreigners on
work permits.”

Mr Laing added that consid-
ering only Freeport’s economic
potential, the island has an annu-
al income potential of some $2.75
billion.

“They're coming down to us
to sign off on this agreement,
meet with our regulators and
politicians,” Ms Bain said of
the BF&M executives. “We
got an approval in December.
They are just coming here to
tie-up loose ends.”

LIV has a staff of two, and

' was set up in April 2006, writ-

ing business for Bahamas First
General Insurance on the
property and casualty side. Ms

‘Bain’s fellow shareholder is

former Colina employee Bar-
bara Cartwright, but she
denied industry speculation
that former Colina Insurance
Company president, James
Campbell, had any involve-
ment with LIV.

BF&M is a holding company
for a group of insurance com-
panies, and is Bermuda’s
largest general insurer. The
overall group generates annu-
al income of more than $167
million, has assets excluding
segregated accounts funds of
more than $156 million, and
shareholder equity over $37

“Tf we add ability of the eastern
and western ends of the island to
host an additional, say 50,000 peo-
ple, then we add to this annual
income potential some $1 billion.
All told, then, we are talking
about a total annual income
potential for Grand Bahama of

approximately $4 billion,” he said.

Mr Laing asked: “What can
you do with an economy almost
the size of the present economy of
the Bahamas? Imagine the oppor-
tunities we can create for our chil-
dren and young people. Imagine
the elegance we can make of our
communities. Imagine the sophis-
tication and modernisation we
can make of public amenities. In
short, imagine the life we can live
on this island. West Palm Beach
could be a joke to what we can
offer.”

To help achieve this goal, Mr
Laing had a number of sugges-
tions.

“We need leadership that
develops a compelling vision,
devises potent strategies and
works like hell to execute them
for the realistion of the common
good,” he said.

Mr Laing suggested that a
development-minded Grand
Bahama Port Authority needs to
again take a genuine interest in
unleashing the potential of the
Freeport area, where businesses
can thrive. The Port Authority

million.

The LIV tie-up would be the
first time that BF&M has
entered the Bahamian insur-
ance market in any form. Its
parent company is similar in
set-up to the also Bermuda-
based Colonial Group, which
already has a strong presence
in the Bahamas through Secu-
rity & General and Atlantic
Medical.

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One source said of BF&M’s

arrival: “I think it will increase
the competition, and maybe at
this point that’s what’s needed.
I would expect them to be fair-
ly aggressive and bring their
underwriting philosophy to the
Bahamas market.

I hope they’ve done their
homework, as the Bahamas
market is different from their
own, with a higher incidence
of claims.”

The Bahamian life insurance
market has undergone exten-
sive consolidation over the past
four to five years, led by Coli-
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regulatory responsibilities.

“This conflicting role of the
current administration of
Freeport is wreaking havoc on
our economic development, and
must be totally dismantled in
order to realise the potential this
island has,” Mr Laing said.

“Let those who want to make
money focus on doing that, and
give the regulating of things to
independent entities that will not
compromise sound business and
social principles for the sake of
the narrow profit interest of a
few.”

Mr Laing said the country
needs a government that sees
Freeport as a National Economic
Strategic proposition.

“We need a government that
sees that a thriving Freeport can
mean an enormous social and
economic relief and better for the
nation,” he added.

Grand Bahama also needed a
business community that was
imaginative and outward looking,
and can create products and ser-
vices for outside the jurisdiction.

Mr Laing said the Bahamas.
also needed “a people with a
renewed sense of self and pur-
pose”, and unity to pool together
intellectual, spiritual and materi-
al resources to make things hap-
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Reporter

FREEPORT — _ The
Bahamas has “lost consider-
able ground” in banking and
financial services over the past
20 years, according to a part-

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces
fellowship at the Graduate and Undergraduate

ner in a Bahamas-based
accounting firm.

Kevin Seymour, a partner at
PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Pwe), said: “In the area of
banking and financial services,
I am a bit disheartened. Juris-
dictions, such as the Cayman
Islands and Bermuda, are lit-

sround’ on fin

erally eating our lunch!”

Mr Seymour spoke at the
Grand Bahama Business Out-
look Conference, held in
Freeport on the topic, Recipe
for Success on the Global
Stage.

He noted that although the
Bahamas is by all accounts a

that application for the captioned
levels are now being accepted in

the following fields of study related to the OAS priority development areas:
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successful economy, it must not
become complacenct, as feed-
back from international busi-
ness clients and customers indi-
cates there is still much room
for improvement.

According to Mr Seymour,
some of the complaints given
were that things just take too
long to get done; it is too cost-
ly to operate in the Bahamas,
the lack of transparency in the
government approvals process,
and a slow and lethargic judi-
cial system.

He said clients also com-
plained that accurate and cur-
rent industry statistics were
hard to find; that laws were not
always in sync with the finan-
cial industry; and that there
were insufficient specialists in
the country.

“The critics have obviously
made it clear that there is
much room for improvement
as it relates to government
agencies, such as the Registrar
of Companies and the AG’s
office,” he said.

Mr Seymour pointed out
that investment management
companies were previously a
major industry in the Bahamas,
but this sector was now being
dominated by the Cayman
Islands.

It was suggested, he said,

that this industry was impacted
because of a lack of sufficient
legal professionals with com-
mercial experience in the
Bahamas.

“J am not knocking on
lawyers. We have some very
good lawyers, but there aren’t
enough of them in the
Bahamas. And the same can
be said for the bench, in terms
of judges hearing commercial
cases,” Mr Seymour said.

Hand

On the other hand, Mr Sey-
mour said there were other
industries that have stood their
ground for more than half a
century, which have con-
tributed to the Bahamas’ suc-
cess.

Mr Seymour said the
tourism, commercial fishing,
and the financial services sec-
tor, despite considerable recent

_ losses, were very strong indus-

tries.

Other positive ingredients
for the Bahamas, he added,
were its people, climate and
location.

“Without a doubt, our great-
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our people.

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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.
P.O.Box N-3048 Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: (242) 302-7000

THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LTD.

TENDER FOR NEW VEHICLE & E¢ YUIPMENT

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd is pleased to
invite qualified companies to apply for tender for New Vehicle and

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Interested companies can pick up a specification document from
BTC’s Administration Building John F. Kennedy Drive and The
Mall Drive Freeport, Grand Bahama February 5, to February 21,
2007 between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Tender should be sealed in an envelope marked

“VEHICLE & EQUIPMENT TENDER”
and delivered to the attention of: -

Mr. Leon Williams
President & CEO

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd.

P.O. Box N-3048
Nassau, Bahamas

Bids should reach the company’s administration office on
John F. Kennedy Drive by 4:00 p.m. Monday February, 19th, 2006.

Companies submitting bids are invited to attend the bid opening on
February 22nd, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at BTC’s Perpall

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body sought

FROM page 1C

arrangements lay with the Min-
istry of Trade and Industry.
Since it was disbanded, its per-
sonnel have been redeployed,
and are now scattered among
other ministries, such as the
Ministry of Finance.

“We cannot stop this process
in political season,” Mr Simon
said of the EPA talks. “It’s
important because there are
deadlines upon us.

“We [the private sector] are
trying to complete the terms
of reference for a consultant
relating to the EPA, and the
feedback we want to get from
the private and public sectors
on it. We need professional
help from a dedicated consul-
tant for our efforts moving for-
ward.”

Mr Simon said the Chamber
wanted to become a focal point
for private sector concerns on
the EPA and other free trade
arrangements, adding: “We are
canvassing the viewpoints of
businesses in the country who

currently trade or are intend-.

ing to trade with the EU, so
we can ascertain under which
terms and conditions they do
so now, and under which terms
and conditions they wish to do
so in the future.”

Member

The Bahamas is a member
of the 77-strong African,
Caribbean and Pacific (APC)
group that signed the Cotonou
agreement with the EU in
2000. Because that agreement
is non-compliant with WTO

rules, as the.flow of trade ben-
i téféténces is one”
countries, the’

unable to secure _ might try to use the EPA talks

any ranner waivers, meaning

its must be replaced by the
EPA by January 1, 2008.

This deadline indicates how
important the EPA is to the
Bahamas, especially its
exporters and, in particular, to
Bacardi, the seafood industry,
and Polymers International.
All three are eager for the
Bahamas to sign up to the
EPA via the CARIFORUM
offer, as this would preserve
their duty free market access to
the EU.

Access

Without this duty-free
access, their exports would
increase in price and become
uncompetitive. For Bacardi, a
$5 increase in the cost of its
rum products would likely
cause it to shift production
from the Bahamas to Mexico
or Puerto Rico, costing 183
Bahamian jobs.

In turn, it is understood that
Polymers would suffer a $7
million per annum or $500,000
per month sales loss on its EU
exports, in addition to reducing
business at Freeport Container
Port and among trucking com-
panies. Some $35 million in
seafood products are export-
ed annually to the EU, and the
loss of duty-free access would
also make these uncompeti-
tive.

Ultimately, by deciding to
go in with CARIFORUM, the
Bahamas has chosen to trade-
off the loss of $10-$14 million
in tax revenues on EU imports
to preserve its positive $20 mil-
lion trade balance and
exporters’ trade with the EU.

However, there could be an
even harder choice to make —
between protecting exporters
and the financial services
industry. It is understood that
the Government and financial

industry are becoming increas- °

ingly concerned that the-EU*»

to drive the Bahamas into sign-

NOTICE

ing on to the EU Savings Tax
Directives, and press this
nation for further co-operation
on tax information exchange.

“They must be engaged at
this point. They haven’t,” said
a source, revealing that the
financial services industry was
not represented at last week’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
meeting.

Mr Mitchell is trying to form |

a permanent trade division in
his ministry, headed by Mr
Archer, and a Cabinet paper
has been prepared to request
the hiring of six extra trade
officers. However, there is
some debate as to whether this
unit should come under the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs or
the Ministry of Finance.

Freddie Munnings Jnr, head
of Civil Society Bahamas, said
the group was now starting to
develop a position on the
EPA, but did not have a for-
mal one yet.

Process

He said of the process: “It’s
something the Bahamas very
much needs to be aware of,
and it’s unfortunate we’re just
now beginning to appreciate
the nature of this agreement.”

Mr Munnings said Civil Soci-
ety’s main concerns were the
reciprocal nature of the EPA,
meaning the Bahamas had to
offer the same benefits and
preferences as the EU offered
its exporters. This, he added,
had immediate implications for
a country that relied heavily
on import and customs duties
to raise the bulk of govern-
ment revenues.

Given the Bahamas’ rela-
tively small size, and the fact it
was not part of the CSME, Mr
Munnings questioned what

negotiating power it would

‘have in talks with the E
“many of: whose-memb

formed the G-7 group of couif-..

tries.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the loss of Bahamas Government Registered Stock Certificate as follows:

Stock

Bahamas Government Registered Stock

Interest Rate Certificate No.
(%)

0.8125 APR 45-117

Maturity Date = Amount

14 June 2010 ~ 316,400

I intend to request The Registrar to issue a replacement certificate. If this certificate is found, please write to P.O. Box N7788,

Nassau, Bahamas.

APR = = Above Prime Rate






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¢ Ability to multi-task





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has an opening in The Bahamas for a

SECURITIES ADMINISTRATORIOFFICER

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* To safeguard and accurately maintain records of all securities held

¢ Proper execution and settlement of trades and/or any other securities transactions

¢ To ensure all Securities transactions are accurately processed in the proper accounting period
* Liaise between custodians and administrators to ensure client records are updated

* To carry out all duties as they relate to the proper administration of securities

¢ Assist with the preparation of all securities related documentation

* To accurately post all stock orders, non-cash transactions and dividends

* To update the trade log on a daily basis, to validate, post and settle trades

¢ To assist with daily call-over routine

Secondary Responsibilities:

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* To serve as a back-up verifier of swifts

* To assist with departmental cross training, pension payments and sales ledger when necessary

* Bachelors’ Degree in Banking/Accounting/Economics/Management with at least one year:

experience in an offshore environment; or
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¢ Highly proficient in Microsoft Office

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P.O. Box N-7768
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 325-0524

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THE BAHAMAS INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED
ACCOUNTANTS

Telephone: 326-6619

or data.

Fax: 326-6618

Website: www.bica.bs
P.O. Box N-7037

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTE: The Public Accountants Act, 1991 empowers the Council of
The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (“The Institute”)
to issue licences to persons qualified as Public Accountants in The Bahamas.

The Act stipulates that “no person shall hold himself out as a public
accountant or engage in public practice unless he is the holder of a valid
licence” Any person who contravenes this provision is guilty of an offense
and is liable, on summary conviction, to a fine, imprisonment or both. Only
persons licenced by the Institute are eligible to perform auditing services
and issue written opinions, reports and certificates concerning financial
statements or data for the purpose of enhancing the credibility of the statement

Public Notice is hereby given that only persons listed below have been
Licenced by the Institute to practice as public accountants until
31 December 2007. Persons excluded from this list should neither
hold themselves out as public accountants nor engage in such practice.
Persons who do so will be subject to prosecution.

ADDERLEY
ALBURY
ANDREWS |

Charmaine V.

Patrick H.
Geoffrey D.
Nayiha M.
Wayne J.
Kevin I.
Bennet R.
Ronald
John S.
Sean R.
Shonalee L.
Terrance A,

BAIN
BARTLETT-MITCHELL Roma A.

BASTIAN
BATES
BENEBY
BETHEL
BOWE-ROLLE
BOWE

BRAITHWAITE

COCHINAMOGULOS
COLE

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COMERY
COOPER
COX-ANTONIO
COx

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FARQUHARSON
FERERE
FERGUSON
FERGUSON
FIELDER
FLETCHER
FORBES

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GIBSON
GIBSON-SAUNDERS
GILL

GLINTON
GLINTON

GOMEZ

GOMEZ

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HERRINGTON
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Alan E.H.
Jeffrey A.
Ira E.
Barbara A.
Diveane A.
Montgomery
Alvarez 0.
Nerika I.
Darryl
Eric B.
Maurice S.
Tricia
Marilyn C.
Lindsey J.
Carlton A.
Sheldon B.
Darron B.
Ivylyn B.
T. Maitland
Cleotha D.
Patrice C.
Stanton R.
Hubert A.
Kendrick K.
Graham J.
Gregory P.
Theofanis
Alan E.
Antonio S.
Dionne M.
Graham M.
Patrice
Rhonda A.
G. Clifford
Ingrid D.
Olga M.
Michael J.
Nadia V.
Renee L.
Sharon L.
Ann M.
Don S.
Leonard R.
Renee
Lynden M.
Pedro D.
Ellison J.
Pamela J.
Eurie
Andrea M.
Claudine
Maria M.
Daniel H.
Kirvy E.
Michael H.
Diane E.
Frank R.
Roger I.
Tanya H.
Charlene V.
Nicola V.
Philip C.
Graham C.
Nicolette C.
Lisa D.
Ruthlee
Sonia L.
Juliana E.
Lawrence H.
Craig A.
Dominic A.
James B.
Paul A.
Tonya P.
Cecile B.
Thomas F.
Errol A.
Leisa T.
David P.
Sheena C,

Christopher
Leo M

Michael A.
Ivor J.
Annischka B.
Clement A.
Francina D.
Jacqueline N.
Basil N.
Brencia C.
Clifford A.
Dawn A.

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Basil L.

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Gerald A.
Kevin D.
Nakeisha S.
C. Ednol
Frank E.

Lenworth C.
Michael R. Jr

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Patrick E.
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Ronald W.

Christopher V.

Philip B.
Tanya
Everette B.
Debra
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Michele Y.
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Small Bahamas touris



operators urged to
target niche markets |

@ By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL

Tribune Business Reporter

THE development of niche

market activities will help.

increase the value of small to
medium-sized Bahamian
tourism businesses.

This was the overriding mes-

Legal Notice
NOTICE

CAMRY HOLDINGS LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) CAMRY HOLDINGS LIMITED is in dissolution under
the provisions of the International Business Companies

Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said company commenced

on the 21st February, 2007 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Lynden

Maycock of Ocean Centre, Montagu Foreshore,

sage at a week-long Network
Management and Marketing
seminar hosted by the Sus-
tainable Tourism Entrepre-
neurial Management and Mar-
keting (STEMM) project of
the Bahamas Hotel Associa-
tion.

Ruby Lee Sweeting , STEM-
M’s project manager, said the
week-long course was a part-
nership with the Inter Ameri-
can Development Bank’s Mul-
tilateral Investment Fund, the
Ministry of Tourism, Antiqui-
ties, Museums and Monuments
Corporation and _ the

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For the stories

Caribbean Alliance for Sus-
tainable Tourism.

The course focused on the
development of marketing
strategies for smaller tourism
properties whomay not have
the ability to market them-
selves, particularly in the area
of niche marketing such as cul-
tural and heritage tours.

At the end of the course, the
20 participants sat an exami-
nation and will receive certifi-
cations of participation.

The course was taught by Dr
Charles A Hauser, an interna-
tional tourism network mar-
keting consultant who came
from Italy. -

Dr Hauser explained that
the course was designed to pre-
sent success models from
Europe, which would help
Bahamian small hotels
improve their standards.

He explained that proper-
ties can achieve high results if

they market themselves as
mixed-use resorts offering link-
ages to non-traditional, under
used experiences that provide
a true Bahamian experience
the traveller wants.

A senior executive from the
Ministry of Tourism, Angela
Cleare, said the course looked
at a variety of tourism models
and emphaised the fact that a
destination cannot be success-
ful unless it implements the
new four ‘s’s’ - which steer
away from sun, sand and sea.

They include ‘sophistication’,
which reflects a new traveller;
visitor ‘specialisation’, market
‘segmentation’ and ‘seduction’,
which appeals to the emotions
of the traveller.

She said smaller businesses
can take advantage of these
qualities, and create packages
that cater to one of these areas.

For example, Ms Cleare said
these areas can include nature

,

nary and cooking. All persons:
who can offer those experi--

ences on a small scale should ,

come together and network
themselves as a larger group.
“There is a need for them to

network their similar products +

to maximise efficiencies,” Ms
Cleare said. ‘
Another participant, Dr.

Sophia Rolle , an associate |

professor at the College of the
Bahamas, said the course

exposed them to the European .,

context regarding marketing.,

She added that it was refresh-.

ing to see the synergies ’
between what was taught in .
the classroom and real life. .,..,

Don Churchill, of DON-

CAR Management, added that...
now they can take the infor: ©
mation gleaned in this course ,
to operators around the,.:

Bahamas, which will help them:

be more efficient and lead to a‘...
better quality of employment. 5

in the industry.

and hiking experiences, or culi-
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read Insight

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Dated this 22nd day of February 2007.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.
Registered Agent
for the above-named Cempany

Legal Notice

Notice

CAMRY HOLDINGS LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)



Retirement Rd., P.O. Box SS-19003, Nassau, Bahamas
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007, PAGE 11B




US to grow at slowest |
pace for five years |

@ By MARTIN .
CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) —
Restrained by a worse-than-
expected slump in housing, the
ecohomy will grow at the slow-
est pace in five years in 2007,
leading economic forecasters
say: They predict consumers
wiiieget a break on inflation
from falling energy prices.

The survey of 47 top fore-
casters, released Monday by
the'National Association for
Business Economics, found a
gréater expected impact from
the@iling housing market this
year than did the previous
forcast in November.
Stfonger consumer spending
witk help offset the housing
drag. according to the survey.

The panel predicted that the
oveyall economy will grow by
2.7 percent this year. It would
be+slowest annual increase in
th€:pross domestic product
since a 1.6 percent rise in 2002,
wlren the economy was pulling
outéof the last recession. In
2006, the GDP rose by 3.4 per-
cent.

GDP measures the value of
all goods and services pro-
duced in the United States. It is
the broadest gauge of the
country’s economic health.

NABE’s November forecast '
put GDP growth this year at.

2.5 percent.

The slight upward revision
occurred even though the fore-
casters now believe housing
construction will plunge by
14.9 percent this year. That
would be nearly three times
bigger than the 5.5 percent fall
in residential construction they
had projected in the earlier
survey.

Construction spending
dropped by 4.2 percent for all
of 2006. That decline was a
chief factor in the economy’s
sluggish growth in the second
half of last year. Thousands of
construction workers lost their
jobs and home builders strug-
gled with slumping sales as the
five-year housing boom end-
ed abruptly.

But the economic forecasters
see a cushion to the sharp drop
in housing: stronger than pre-
viously expected consumer
spending. This measure will

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grow by 3.2 percent in 2007,
the same as last year, the pan-
el said.

The forecasters also saw
good news on inflation.

They predicted that con-
sumer prices will rise by just
1.9 percent this year, down
sharply from the 3.2 percent
increase on an annual basis last
year and the best showing in
five years.

The Federal Reserve had
lifted interest rates for two
years, with the last increase in
June 2006, in hopes of slowing
growth enough to dampen
inflation, but not too much that
it would cause a recession.

“The forecast we are pre-
senting is the picture of a soft
landing,” said Carl Tannen-

baum, NABE’s president and
the chief economist at LaSalle
Bank/ABN AMRO in Chica-
go.
As housing. stabilizes, the
forecasters are looking for
GDP growth to rebound to 3
percent in 2008.

Because of the slowdown in
growth, the forecasters pre-
dicted the unemployment rate
will tick up modestly to 4.7 per-
cent this year and 4.8 percent
in 2008. The rate averaged 4.6
percent last year, the lowest in
six years.

The forecasters now believe
the Fed will be content to
remain on hold for the entire
year. In November, they pre-
dicted the Fed would cut inter-
est rates twice in 2007 to jump-

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EXXONMOBIL EXPLORATION VENEZUELA.
(OFFSHORE) LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
Company are required to send particulars thereof to the
undersigned c/o P. O. Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or
before 16th March, A.D. 2007. In default thereof they will be

excluded from the
by the Liquidator.

benefit of any distribution made

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Nassau, Bahamas. :

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS
HBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:

HALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #20,
Miller's Estate Subdivision situated in the Southern District

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én the island of New Providence one of the islands of the -

gommonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a
Single Family Residence consisting of 3 Bedrooms, 2
Bathrooms.

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Building Size: 953 Sq. Ft.

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this property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
is) a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

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All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
gnvelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Giollections Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and
Marked “Tender 2069”. All offers must be received by the
Close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.





POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR
ASSOCIATES

PricewaterhouseCoopers has vacancies for staff accountants to
pursue a programme of training culminating in a professional
accountancy qualification. Prospective candidates should have a
graduate or undergraduate degree in accounting with a cumulative
grade point average that exemplifies your success as an'achiever and
leader.

Applications are being accepted for the 2007 Programme.
Expectant May/June 2007 graduates are also encouraged to

apply.

Successful candidates will undergo a period of rigorous training,
both academically and on the job, with the objective of developing
professional skills. Much of the on-the-job experience will entail
auditing the financial statements of entities in the financial services
Industries such as banks, trust companies, investment funds and
insurance companies. The positions offer excellent salaries and
promotional opportunities, and benefits include medical

insurance and provident fund. Also, as a team member of |

PricewaterhouseCoopers there are opportunities to work in another
country where PricewaterhouseCoopers has an office.

Please submit your application, with a current curriculum vitae and
a copy of your most recent transcript, before 31 March 2007 to:

Human Resources Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
P.O. Box N-3910
Nassau, The Bahamas






NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:





“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot:
Approximately 5,589 sq. ft. North of Johnson Road, situated
in the Eastern District on the Island of New Providence
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Situated thereon is a Duplex Apartment, consisting of 2-
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom.








Property Size: 5,589 Sq. Ft:
Building Size: 2,100 Sq. Ft.



This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.





All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and
marked “Tender 3396”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.









past surveys,” Tannenbaum
said. “The drop in risks plus
the moderation in inflation will
allow the Fed to stay’on hold.”

start a sluggish economy.
“The economic expansion

seems to be facing fewer risks

today than it did when we took

NOTICE

OFFSHO

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:










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




(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the
21st day of February, 2007 when its Articles of Dissolution
were submitted to and registered by the Registrar General.





(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is K. L. Floyd of 16945
Northchase Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, U.S.A.



Dated the 22nd day of February A.D., 2007.





HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company





Legal Notice

NOTICE

LANARK MEADOWS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

| 138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of LANARK MEADOWS INC.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register. : rex Oe

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following: :

“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot: West
Blue Hill Estates, situated in the Southern District on the
Island of New Providence one of the islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is vacant
Land.

Property Size: 10,000 Sq. Ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and
marked “Tender 0193”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.








NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the
following:








“ALL THAT” piece parcel or lot of land being Lot #45,
Boris Claridge Subdivision situated in the Western District
on the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is Single
Family Residence consisting of 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms.






Property Size: 8,640 Sq. Ft.
Building Size: 2,493 Sq. Ft.



This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained
in a Mortgage to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS
LIMITED.






All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed
envelope, addressed to the Manager, Royal Bank
Collections Centre, P.O. N-7549, Nassau Bahamas and
marked “Tender 2334”. All offers must be received by the

close of business 4:00 p.m., Friday 2nd March, 2007.





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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWD
LL.B. PROGRAMME (FULL-TIME)

Scicginee: AT THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The normal entry requirements for the UWI LL.B. DEGREE are based on the following
basic UWI Matriculation standards:

(a) Five subjects, at least two of which must be at Advanced (A) Level and the remainder
at CXC (Caribbean Examinations Council) general or BGCSE (Bahamas General

Visit their web Certificate of Secondary Education) or the equivalent; OR

site at:

, (b) ASSOCIATE OR BACHELOR degree with a CUMULATIVE GPA OF 2.5 OR
www.swiftyears.com

HIGHER. Note: Space in the programme is limited and competition is high. Therefore,
above average 'A' Level grades and high averages (AT LEAST 3.0) in undergraduate

degrees are required for an applicant to stand a reasonable chance of gaining admission.










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Pub Beer on
sale, as well
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The College of The Bahamas will consider a limited number of applications from
persons who do not satisfy Matriculation standards as identified above but who have
equivalent academic qualifications. In particular, MATURE APPLICANTS OVER
30 WHO PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL
ACHIEVEMENT CAN BE CONSIDERED. This is an opportunity for persons who
have already been associated with the practice of law in some way to read for a law
degree.. A resume must be submitted with the COB and UWI applications.



DRESS CODE:
Green &
White




All applicants are required to sit a Proficiency Exam, at a date to announced, by
end of June 2007.



Saturday, March 10â„¢ from 7 - 10 at Choices Courtyard
on the COB Campus - off Thompson Boulevard
ADMISSION: General: $25 (includes 1 BEER)
Students: $10 (includes 1 SODA)

Interested persons must complete a College of The Bahamas and University of the West
Indies Application for Admission Form available from the Office of Admissions, 2nd
Floor, Portia Smith Building, Poinciana Drive, The College of The Bahamas.












Kindly submit by March 30, 2007 completed applications, original certificates (which
will be returned to the applicant), copies of original certificates, transcripts (sent directly
from universities or colleges previously attended) to the Director of Admissions at COB,
and proof of payment of the $40.00 application fee (paid at the BUSINESS OFFICE
AT COB).





FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 302-4587 or 4984

THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS
SENIOR STAFF VACANCY

The Council of The College of the Bahamas and its Advisory Search Committee
invite applications for the post described below.

COLLEGE REGISTRAR

POD. SUMMALY ices

Sthe Registrar is responsible*for advancing the college/tniversity’s mission through
trategic leadership, organization, coordination, supervision and direction of the
| Separate functions of the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar manages the staff of
the Offices of Admissions, Liaison & Recruitment, Records, in the conduct of
‘duties related to local and international student recruitment, admissions, registration
“and support services, policy administration, student records, graduation, academic
‘scheduling, and data reporting. In the discharge of the duties of the Registrar,
| | emphasis 7s on student-centredness, excellent customer. service and technology-
}ased administration of policies, systems and practices. The Registrar reports to
‘the Executive Vice President and functions as a key member of the













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The application deadline is March 2, 2007.

Please visit the College of The Bahamas website at www.cob.edu.bs for a full

Mescription of the Registrar position and more information about the institution.
Note: Electronic applications will not be accepted.




Applications should be forwarded in confidence to:

‘i Council Secretary

The College of The Bahamas

P. O. Box N-4912

Oakes Field Campus

sc Nassau, Bahamas

Telephone: (242) 302-4335

Facsimile: (242) 302-4352

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for high-achieving, highly-motivated, service-oriented students who will be pursuing
a FIRST-TIME bachelor degree at COB, beginning in Fall 2007.














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Applications and brochures can be downloaded from

Hand deliver applications to The College of The Bahamas, Office of Student Leadership,
Room A 85, Administration Block, Oakes Field Campus, Nassau, The Bahamas OR
mpail to P. O. Box N-4912, Nassau, Bahamas.

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ZL aS
—$1.967m contract awarded
for Grand Bahama projects

i the Government has
: awarded Smith’s Con-
struction Company a
$1.967 million contract to build
seawalls in High Rock, West
End, Williams Town and at
two locations in McLeans
‘ Town, the minister of works
and utilities said.
Bradley Roberts said 10 con-
tractors based in New Provi-

dence, Eleuthera and Grand
Bahama were invited to bid on
the five sites, with Smith’s Con-
struction initially the lowest
bidder on four.

The lowest bid on the fifth

was one half the in-house esti-
mates by the Ministry of
Works, and the contractor who
submitted it subsequently
acknowledged his mistake and






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Legal Notice

NOTICE

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN CORP.

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“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
CORP. has been completed; a:Certificate of Dissolution

| has been issued and the Company has therefore been

struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)









Legal Notice

NOTICE

CONTEN-MONT SPRINGS LID.

—-

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act

withdrew from consideration,
leaving Smith’s Construction
as the lowest bidder.
“Smiths Construction was
called in to my Ministry to ver-
ify their standing on the sub-
mitted bids, and after exten-
sive review by my Ministry’s
technical staff, the general con-
sensus was that Smith’s Con-

thorough knowledge of.the
projects. Further, the equip-
ment, methodology and the
management they proposed to
use warranted the award of the
project,” Mr Roberts said.
“Smith’s Construction has
agreed to commence construc-
tion of these seawalls as quick-
ly as possible, and will utilise

struction had demonstrated a__ their expansive resources to

OFFICE ASSISTANT

To assist in General Office Work, Duties include, but not limited to:
















- receptionist
- filing, typing correpondence

- banking & postal duties

- accounting; knowledge of Quickbooks a plus.

- computer skills

Ideal candidate will be honest, personable, responsible, and punctual, and self
motivated.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Send resume to: Office Position, P.O. Box CB-13835, Nassau, Bahamas

Legal Notice

NOTICE

KILCHBERG INC.

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

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(Liquidator)



Legal Notice :

NOTICE

MARAQUECHE LTD.

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that above-named Company is in
dissolution, which commenced on the 30th day of

| January 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

2000, the dissolution of CONTEN-MONT SPRINGS
LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.














ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

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Legal Notice

NOTICE



CLAYTON OVERLOOK INC.

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





JOB FAIR

held on

March Ist and March 2nd 2007,
Place: Culinary and Hospitality Management
Instutitude College of Bahamas in the
deministration room
Time: 9:00am until 2:00pm daily

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Accountant
Reservation Clerk
Special Events Coordinator

Chef |
Line Cook
Waiters / Waitress
Bus Boys
Bartenders
Maintenance
Security

Appliciants Should bring resume along with them.

ensure that as many of the sea
defences are built prior to, or
as soon after, the commence-
ment of the 2007 Hurricane
Season.”

Mr Roberts said the projects,
designed to protect coastal

‘roads vulnerable to storm ero-

sion, covered 8,375 feet of sea
walls, 6,319 cubic yards of con-
crete, and 7,748 cubic yards of
fill material.

Meanwhile, projects involy-
ing dredging and the Water
Cay Dock, and dredging at
McLean’s Town, had contracts

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executed last year but were ~

delayed due to recommenda-

tions by the BEST Commis- °
sion that anti-pollution safe- .

guards be put in to protect the
water.

Mr Roberts said the con- :
tractor had fulfilled these con- .
ditions, and Treasure Coast -

Marine - the successful bidder

on the three contracts - is due ©

to start work tomorrow morn-
ing.

The minister added that in -
30-40 days he would be able ,
to announce “details of a guar- -

anteed backed dredging solu-

tion to be advanced by engi- ~

neers, which will allow 24

hours access to Sweetings |

Cay”.
And in 60-90 days, M
Roberts said his ministry was
likely to go to bid for con-
struction of sea walls at Smith’s

Point, this project having been +
held up by the need for extra ~

engineering works.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

BAALBEK LIMITED

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

Register.

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ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



ASSISTANT MANAGER
FITNESS CENTRE

We are looking to fill the position of Assistant
| Fitness Centre Manager. Among other duties
the successful applicant will be expected to:

Assist the manager of the fitness centre
in supervision of staff and staff activities;
: ensure the comfort of fitness centre patrons;
maintain the cleanliness standards of the
fitness centre; ensure equipment is working
superbly at all times; maintain par level
stocks per the standard and that bathroom/
shower facilities are fully stocked and in
an acceptable condition at all times. It
would be an asset if the individual has |
some personal training certification from
the Aerobics and Fitness Association - of
America or a similar institution and a
minimum of two to three years experience.

The successful applicant must be: highly
motivated, willing to work flexible hours,
in excellent physical condition and enjoy
working with members and sponsored guests

alike.

Interested individuals should fax resumes to:

The Director of Human Resources
Lyford Cay Members Club
Lyford Cay Drive
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: #362-6245



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THE TRIBUNE



$250m expansion
Container Port TE

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport

Reporter

FREEPORT — Freeport Contain-
er Port’s planned $250 million expan-
sion will increase its current 1.5 mil-
lion twenty-foot equipment units
(TEUs) capacity by 50 per cent, its
chief operating officer said, making
it one of the world’s largest tranship-
ment facilities.

Raymond Jones said future long-
term expansion plans would proba-
bly put the Container Port among the
top five largest ports in the Western
Hemisphere, rivalling major ports in
the northeastern US.

Speaking at the Grand Bahama
Business Outlook Conference, the
Container Port executive reported
that the facility was operating at full
capacity.

“Our present capacity is to handle
1.5 million TEUs per year. The facil-
ity is actually full, and we are having
problems now because the volume
has surged so much because of the
growth in trade going into the US and
South America that we can’t handle

Ninety per cent of Pega

Facility could see 30% container volume rise this year; longs:

term plans may see it rival ports of New York and New Jersey

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the volume,” Mr Jones said.

“So, we are now actively trying to
secure our approval to go ahead and
expand the facility almost by 50 per
cent in capacity.”

Mr Jones said that although the
Container Port was projecting a 10
per cent increase in TEU volume for
2007, indications from its customers
suggest this could exceed 30 per cent.

He added that the first phase of the
$250 million expansion will allow for
the development of an additional 30-
acre stacking area, in addition to the
employment of another 180 workers
and the purchase of three quay
cranes.

“Bahama Rock is completing a
mining exercise in the area, and once
that is done we will develop addi-
tional berth and spend another $100

million here to develop another 10
acres of stacking area and purchase
three more cranes,” Mr Jones said.

“So, in three years we are going to
add six more cranes, bearing in nfind
that we had a fleet of 10 for the last 10
years, and that’s a monumental
increase in capacity.”

The Container Port, which opened
in 1997‘and presently employs about
800 workers, has undertaken a major
recruitment programme in an effort to
meet its expansion needs. ,

“We have the fortune of having
[Mediterranean Shipping Company]
the second largest shipping line in the
world as our primary customer, han-
dling 99 per cent of all traffic to
Freeport,” Mr Jones said.

In terms of trade, Mr Jones added
that 99 per cent of all the containers

that come to’Freeport are destined
for other countries.

He said MSC was launching an
expanded Cagibbean service that will
allow persons;i Freeport to get goods
out of Barbadlos, Jamaica, Cuba and
Trinidad. The:Container Port has a
sector specifically for cargo going in
and out of Europe and Canada into
Cuba, and frgm Cuba into the rest of
the world. 4)

“Going forward, given the fact that
we can develop so much volume,

growth and trade between the US,

Canada, Mexico and South America,
FCP is destified to be one of the
biggest transshipment facilities in the
world as a gifgle terminal opera-
tion...that is management and owned
by one company,” Mr Jones said.
He indicatedthat there were long-

_ million containers, rivalling the p

““he ad

term plans for the further expan
of the Container Port.
Additional mining by Baha‘
Rock of the harbour basin will py
vide the Container Port with
opportunity for developmen
another 6,000 feet of berth on,
west side of the container port, '
This, said Mr Jones, will give
port the ability to handle up "8




of New York and New Jersey. &%
“If Bahama Rock gets the ned.
sary approval to expand the harbOeh
in that fashion, in the long termi
we do have the expanding of {it
basin, the container port would prép
ably be in the top five largest cOm
tainer terminal (in terms of individwg
facility) in the Western Hemispher,’
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l@ PRIME MINISTER PERRY CHRISTIE

m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

Reporter! aT

FREEPORT — Some 90

per cent of the 100 employees
hired to date by Pegasus Wire-
less, the company that has set
up an assembly and manufac-
turing plant in Freeport, were
previously unemployed, Prime
Minister Perry Christie said
last week at the facility’s open-
ing. :
Pegasus Wireless is expected
to employ about 280 Bahami-
ans at its 20,000 square foot
manufacturing plant on West
Settler’s Way. About 100 per-
sons are already employed
with the company.

Mr Christie thanked Jasper
Knabb, the company's presi-
dent and chief executive, for
bringing his investment to the
Bahamas.

“Yours is an awesome
responsibility, sir, because you
are making a defining invest-
ment [here in Freeport]. You
dare to come to this country

Crown Land sale not



aiid say you are going to trans- ;

pr your Offices from California

toithe Bahamas, and that you »
take Bahamians who have |

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néver worked in a facility of
ts kind,” the Prime Minister

d, j
"+I am told that 90 per cent of
the employees you have were’
temployed. And as a result
ef their employmen,t some’

_-$30,000 per week is being put

into the economy. And I
should tell them that you have
never once requested of the
Government concessions to
make this happen,...which
means that you, obviously,
were determined to make i
happen.”
“The Prime Minister said
there was a possibility that Mr
Knabb may transfer his manu-
facturing operations from Tai-
wan and China to Grand
Bahama. i
The Pegasus plant was offi-
‘ially opened in Freeport by
Prime Minister Perry Christie
Thursday.
r Christie believes the

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facility will be a “definé
investment” for Grd
Bahama, and said it will rest
in hundreds of Bahamiaas
acquiring jobs and trainings
wireless technology. a
Labour Minister, Vincest
Peet ,said the Governmdat
welcomes the training{6
Bahamians by Pegasus in
such as the assembly line, erigt
neering, welding, informat
technology and web page amis
graphic art design. > oe
~ “We acknowledge the fact
that Grand Bahama is in need
of these types of quality jobs
by an investor of substance,”
Mr Peet said. eh
"The Government and péo-
ple of the Bahamas share-in
the corporation’s vision to pro-
vide innovative technology that
will serve to establish new
benchmark standards.” 3:
Mr Knabb said Pegasus was:
the only company in the world
that is building wireless video

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‘sustainable development’

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT — The Grand ©

Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce’s president has warned
that the increasing tendency to
sell or lease Crown Land to
foreign investors would not
create “sustainable develop-
ment”.

Addressing the Grand
Bahama Business’ Outlook
Conference, Christopher Lowe
said the Bahamas had limited

_land resources and a growing
population, but more and more
land was being sold to tourism
and real estate developers.

“That is not sustainable
development. Make no mis-
take, this is being done at our
expense,” Mr Lowe said of
Crown Land sales and leases.

“We had better start
reasserting ourselves in the
business of assisting our elect-
ed government in the running
of the country.

“We had better concern our-
selves in the decision-making
process and not wait for the
invitation. We have to persist,
we must sustain ourselves.”

If businesses are to survive
the present crisis situation in
Grand Bahama, they must per-
sist and become more innova-
tive, Mr Lowe said. “Grand
Bahama has a crisis, so let us
innovate and lead the way.”

Speaking on the topic, Sur-

vival and Sustainability of

“That is not sustainable
development. Make no
mistake, this is being done at
our expense...We had better
start reasserting ourselves
in the business of assisting
our elected government in
the running of the country.’

Bahamian Businesses in Grand
Bahama, Mr Lowe said: “It is
quite astounding that we [in
Grand Bahama] are struggling,
given our infrastructure and
the terms and concessions of
our founding document.”

He added: “On the other
hand, our circumstances in the
mid-point of the term of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
are inevitable, given the prac-
tices that have allowed what I
believe to be side-tracking,
some might even say hijack-
ing, of the core intent of the
visionary and founder Wallace
Groves.”

Mr Lowe, operations man-
ager at Kelly's (Freeport), said
that in the coming weeks and
months, the licensees and res-
idents of Grand Bahama will

— Christopher Lowe

learn more.

In addition to Grand
Bahama’s depressed economic
state, the ongoing legal battle

at the Grand Bahama Port °

Authority between the Hay-
ward and St George families
has caused much concern
among licensees and residents
over the past year.

The Chamber president said
survival was the main goal for
many business persons in
Freeport.

Mr Lowe said trade, indus-
try,and business are essential
ingredients for success. He said
there must also be a measure
of risk and survival instinct.

“Right about now, I think
that we, in Grand Bahama,
should have a serious survival
instinct kicking in,” he told

ticular operation,” Mr Lowe

conference attendees.

In the midst of crisis, he
believes businesses must not
sit and wait for hand outs, and
that their ability to become
more innovative will result in
success.

“In the US right now there
are more laws than any other
country, and more enacted
every day, and the people in
companies seek understanding
of, or hire people who have an
understanding of, rules and
regulation that affect their par-

said.

“Sometimes rules can be too
restrictive, which then results
in lobbying for relaxation of
regulation. This, obviously,
does not work too well here in
the Bahamas, but it may one
day as we mature.

“We have fewer written
rules and regulations, but we
are restricted by a more gen-
eral political and governmental
constraint at the whim of per-
sons and bodies with little
industry knowledge, and no
particular desire to gain knowl-
edge.”

Mr Lowe said almost every
aspect of business, and almost
every initiative in business, is
open to political manipulation
or control.

“To add to this, most of us in
business make little effort to
understand our respective
industries as well, especially
with respect to global business
trends,” he added.

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@ SOFTBALL/BASEBALL

Rattlers topple Gans 7

PRIMARY SCHOOL
CHAMPIONSHIPS

The New Providence Primary
Schools will complete its girls and bore
softball ahd baseball championships on
Tuesday iat the Baillou Hills Baye
Field, |

After playing the preliminaries last
week, Carmichael and Claridge Prima-
ty have emerged to play for third pice
in the girls’ softball, while Garvin Tynes:
will take on Columbus for the girls’
title.

In the boys’ baseball, CW Sawyer
and Carlton Francis will play for third
place, while Thelma Gibson and Clar-
idge Primary will square off for the
championship crown.

BOXING
BAHAMIANS IN ACTION

TWO of the four Bahamian amateur
boxers competing in the Dominican
Republic split their results in action
over the weekend.

Lavar Stewart lost 19-7 to American
Omar Aberto on Friday, while Valenti-
no Knowles won 34-24 over his oppo-
nent from:the Dominican Republic.

Reno Johnson was scheduled to com-
pete last night against a Dominican
Republic competitor and Leevan Hin-
sey will compete tonight.

@ BASKETBALL
LONG ISLAND
CHAMPIONSHIP

While the focus was on the Hugh
Campbell Basketball Classic in New
Providence, there was another big tour-
nament going on in Miller’s Long
Island.

It concluded on Saturday with the
North Long Island senior boys keep-
ing the title at home as they knocked off
NGM 42-34. Cordero Knowles was
named the Most Valuable Player.

In the senior girls championship, AF
Adderley may no longer be playing in
their own Hugh Campbell Tournament,
but their girls emerged as the champi-
ons as they got past Faith Temple 25-21.
Tenash Green was the MVP.

._ And inthe junior boys final, the title
will go to, ea fala with the Arthur’s
Town teat ey defeated AF Adder-
ley 38-23. Sheron Simmons was the
MVP. :

@ REGATTA
“CATCH ME IF YOU CAN”

NONE of the-five A Class boats
caught the Lady In Red, Lady Nathalie
B Class during the “Catch Me If You
Can” Regatta yesterday in Montagu
Shores. }

The Courageous came the closest,
but was eight minutes behind the Lady
Nathalie as she crossed the finish line.
The Southern Cross was third.

On Saturday, the € Class race was
held with the Red Hot Thunderbird
winning over Queen Brigetta. The Bar-
barian [came in third.

The! Regatta was scheduled for last
weekend, but was postponed to this
weekend because of heavy winds.

a FOOTBALL
‘ STINGRAYS BEAT JETS

The Stingrays defeated the Jets 12-6
in Saturday’s game in the Common-
wealth American Football League
action at the DW Davis playing field.

The Jets “scored” five touchdowns,

but they were all called back because of

penalties. They also had a 100-yard
interception return for a touchdown
from! Ricardo Roberts, but that was
called back because a block in the back.

Yesterday, the Orry J Sands Pros and
the Bombers renewed their old rivalry.
However, the result of that game was
' unavailable up to presstime.



CI GIBSON go up for the basket against the Giants.
(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

MIAMI HERALD SPORTS



idioms —. ate

@ BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE CI Gibson Rattlers served
notice that they are gearing up for the
“big showdown” as the 25th Hugh
Campbell Basketball Classic start to
wind down.

When most of the teams are starting
to get worn down, the Rattlers are
looking like they are just getting start-
ed as they breezed past the St. John’s
Giants 79-58 to secure their berth in
the pool final today at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium.

The Rattlers will get to play either
Grand Bahama’s Sunland Lutheran
or their Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association’s rivals,
CR Walker Knights, in the semifinal
today at 10 a.m.

Up to presstime last night, the
Knights were in leading Sunland in
their pool championship.

Also late last night, St. George’ s had
to play the CC Sweeting Cobras and
the Jordan Prince William Falcons,
the Bahamas Association of Indepen-
dent Secondary Schools Sports’ cham-
pions, had to face the Tabernacle Fal-
cons.

The two winners from these series
will clash today at 11:30 a.m. in the
other half of the semis.

That will complete the picture for
the championship that is scheduled for
9 p.m. tonight.

The Rattlers, the three-time defend-
ing champions, are hoping to make
history this year as they break the tie
with the Hawksbill High Hawks (win-
ners from 1992-1994) to become the
first school to win four straight.

CI Gibson, however, are tied with
Hawksbill and Tabernacle, all of whom
have won the title four times.



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——



“secure pool final berth

Coach Kevin ‘KJ’ Johnson said they
are playing up to the level that he
expects them to be at going into the
final day of competition.

“We are playing mentally tough
now, something we haven’t been doing
all tournament long,” he pointed out.
“We came out and showed our matu-
rity as a team.”

As the only team left in the tourna-
ment is undefeated, Johnson said he
knows that everybody will be “gun-
ning for us,” but he hopes to have-his
boys ready to go.

“Depending on who we get, we
know that they will be tough,” said
Johnson, who’s team haven’t played
Sunland since last year, but have beat-
en the Knights twice this year.

“Both of them are very good teams,
so we have to be ready to play.”

There was no doubt that the Rat-
tlers were ready to play last night.

They jumped out to a comfortable
21-8 lead after the first quarter and
never looked back as David Taylor
and Jermaine Storr got off to a great
start with eight and seven points

‘respectively.

The Rattlers would go on to build a
40-22 margin at the half and they held
a 56-37 advantage at the third.

With their lead in the fourth, John-
son sat down his starters and brought
in his bench. :

Before they left, Storr finished with
a game high 27. Taylor had 22.

The Rattlers also got seven from
Robson Mennon, six from Keno
Wright and four from Danny McKen-
zie.

The Giants, who had a great run in
the tournament, got 19 from Ricardo
Moultire, 15 from Denzil Barr and sev-
en from Anton Francis. But they did-
n’t have the size.to match up with the
Rattlers.

Falcons tame Wildcats
to keep hopes alive

@ BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter



THE Tabernacle Baptist AGnCemne Falcons held off the Sir Jack
Hayward Wildcats to keep their hopes alive for a shot at the 25th

Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic.

The Falcons, who last won the title in 2000, pulled off a 35-31 over
the Wildcats in the marquee showdown between the Grand Bahama
teams yesterday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

“Anytime you beat Jack Hayward, you know that you’ve been ina
war,” was how Falcons’ coach Norris Bain summed up their rivalry.

“I wanted this one so bad that I could hardly.contain myself in the
game. I tried to contain myself and hold back my emotions, but when
we almost gave it away at the end, I had to get my players to dig
down deep. Thank God for the victory.”

Tabernacle, who had to play the Bahamas Association of Indepen-

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SPORTS

TRIBUNE SPORTS



Haas defentis
title with victory
over Roddick

‘TENNIS
MEMPHIS, Tenn.
Associated Press

TOMMY Haas successful-
ly defended his title in the
Regions Morgan Keegan
Championships, beating
Andy Roddick 6-3, 6-2 on
Sunday.

The 28-year-old German
won his sixth straight final
and 11th title overall,
becoming only the second
three-time winner here.
Combined with his 1999
title, he joins Jimmy Con-
nors, currently Roddick’s
coach, who won consecutive
titles in 1978-1979 and 1983-
1984.

“Beating him, it’s obvious-
ly a great win for me, so ’m
really happy and pleased
about it,” Haas said. “I’m
probably playing some of
my best tennis. It’s hard to
compare to where I was four
or five years ago when I had
my highest ranking. But ’m
playing good.”

Haas never faced a break
point in 47 games in this
tournament, and Roddick, .
trying to win his second title
here and 22nd overall, didn’t
come close to breaking him.
Haas gave up only seven
points off his serve in the
final, and two of those were
his own double-faults.

The German had a private
plane to catch to fly to New
York after the final, trying
to make a late plane to the
United Arab Emirates for
his Tuesday match in Dubai.
He beat Roddick in 61 min-
utes.

Roddick said the match
was two extremes.

“Everything was coming
easy to him, and everything
was a little bit of a struggle
for me. That’s not a good
combination for me,” Rod-
dick said.

Ranked ninth in the world
coming in, Haas has not lost
in a final since Andre Agassi
beat him in Rome in May
2002.

Roddick, who will be
ranked No. 3 in-the world
after this week, had won
three of the last four match-
es with Haas coming in —
all on hard courts. The
American hadn’t played in a
final since losing the U.S.
Open last September to
Roger Federer or won a title
since Cincinnati last August.

_ But Haas improved to 6-3
against Roddick, and he
couldn’t have played much
better. He served well and
won all but one of his 25
first-serve points. He also
had near pinpoint accuracy
on his shots.

He took control from the
start, breaking Roddick’s
serve in his first service
game.

Roddick double-faulted to
start and was down 0-40. His
only points came on Haas’
few mistakes, a long return |
of Roddick’s serve and a
backhand into the net
before Haas broke him with
a passing shot to go up 2-0.

Frustrated at fighting off
another break point on his
next service game and still
struggling to place his serve,

Roddick yelled, “You’re not

supposed to hit it there”
after once again hitting a
serve into the net.

Haas played so well that
Roddick’s lone point off the
German’s serve through his
first three service games was
a double-fault, and Roddick-
*s best chance to break Haas
came in the second game of
the second set.

The German hit a fore-
hand long to let Roddick
pull within 40-30. Roddick
then hit a backhand long,
and Haas broke Roddick in
each of his next two service
games.

“He just outplayed me
today,” Roddick said. “I
shot myself in the foot by
playing sloppy early. He just
got the momentum and went
with it. I think we get to 2-
all, 3-all, 4-all in the first set,
maybe it’s different. I donat-
ed a bit early, and after that,
he completely outplayed
me.”












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Eastern Conference Championships :

@ TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

DONALD Thomas soared
above the competition to eas-
ily win the men’s high jump
for Auburn University, but fell
short of breaking the record
at the South Eastern Confer-
ence Championships.

However, Shamar Sands
slipped before he could get
started and failed in his bid to
give the Tigers a Bahamian
double delight in the men’s 60
metre hurdles.

Sands, the Auburn senior

who went into the final with
the second fastest qualifying
time after he won the first of
three heats in 7.77 seconds,
slipped as he got out of his
starting blocks yesterday.
“Coming out,of the blocks, I
just stumbled as J approached
the first hurdle. I hit it real

Donald Thomas and
Shamar Sands in action

hard,” said Sands in an inter-
view from Lexington, Ken-
tucky where the meet was
held at the Nutter Fieldhouse
at the University of Kentucky.

“That was my race. Oh
man. I’m really disappointed
that I slipped, but | came out
of the race. 'm just grateful
for that. It’s tough, but I will
get over it.”

Sands said he hopes to
bounce back in two weeks and
put the race together as he
contain for the title at the 43rd
annual NCAA Champi-
onships, scheduled for March

5-7 at the University of

Arkansas, Fayetteville,

Arkansas.

The final was won by John
Yarbrough, a senior at Mis-
sissippi in 7.67 with Sands’
team-mate, Tyron Arkins, a
junior, second in 7.68.
Yarbrough matched Sands
with the best time in the pre-
liminaries.

“T was ready to run fast this
week, but I know I will be
ready to run even faster at the
nationals,” Sands projected.
“That’s track and field. You
have these setbacks.”

Fhe only setback that
Thomas, a senior as well at
Auburn, had was that he
failed to erase the SEC high

jump mark of 7-7 3/4 that was

set by Ray Doakes from
Arkansas in 1994.

Thomas leapt 7-4 1/4 with
no misses to easily win the title
after his nearest rival was
eliminated from the competi-
tion at 7-13/4. He had two
attempts at the record, but
after clearing it, his trailing
foot accidentally knocked the

-bar down.

“T had the crowd cheering

for me on the jump,” said
Thomas, who thought he had
cleared it when he hit the bed,
but was a little disappointed
looking up and noticing that
the bar had dropped.

“T just couldn’t believe it
because none of my upper
body or my waist hit it. I didn’t
even feel when I hit it. I just
saw when the bar dropped.”

Like Sands, Thomas has
vowed to go even higher when
he head to the NCAA Cham-
pionships.

“The fun at this meet
stopped for me when the com-
petition stopped,” said
Thomas, of Michael Morrison,

a senior at the University of , |
Florida, who could go no high- . ~

er than 7-1 3/4.

After clearing 6-4, 6-6 and .

6-8 with relatively ease,
Thomas passed the next five

heights until the bar was at 7- |

4 1/4.

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fi THE FALCONS and the Wildeats @ go head-to-head.

FROM page one

dent Secondary Schools’
champions Jordan Prince
William Falcons in last
year’s pool play, blew an
11-point lead to sir Jack
Hayward in the final two
minutes.

But they managed to hold
on in the winding seconds
as the Wildcats made a cou-
ple of crucial turnovers.

Raymond Higgs led the
Falcons with a game high
20 points. Dereck Gaitor
had six:

Twin brothers Farrintino
and Anton Williams had 11
and 10 respectively for the
Wildcats. Lavar Rolle
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CC Sweeting Cobras nipped
the Dame Doris Johnson
Mystic Marlins 44-43 in a
keenly contested match-up
between two teams from
New Providence.

Cruz Simon lid up the
nets for a game high 18
points. Eugene Bain was
limited to just nine, but he
pulled down 16 rebounds
with seven steals and five
block shots. Kevin Burrows
and Wayde Higgs had six
apiece.

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Pinder said-he was a little
worried as the Mystic Mar-
lins fought their way back
into the game.

“There was a little bit of a
doubt in my mind because
of the way we started,” he
reflected. “But throughout
it all, we came out on top.
So I’m thankful to the Lord
for that.”

The Cobras had to play
the St. George’s Jaguars
late last night to determine
whether or not they will live
to play in the final four
today.

No results were available
at press time.

A series of games were
played on Saturday.

Here’s a look at
results.

St. John’s sent Mangrove
Cay packing 54-22; CR
Walker erased Bimini;
Doris Taniese eliminated
SC Bootle 52-33; CV Bethel
ousted South Andros 55-31.

Also, CI Gibson won over
Catholic High 53-50; Sun-
land def. Bight Mile Rock
48-43; St. George’s det. CC
Sweeting 55-52; Prince
William def. Sir Jack Hay-
ward 42-41; St. John’s def.
Bishop Eldon 51-38 and CR

the

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

Walker def. Mt.

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Carmel 76-

Four games wer e played
late Saturday nent Sum-
maries of those games are
as follows:

Mystic Marlins 56, White
Horse 55: Rarsenio
Dorsette scored 19, Jerome
Wright 10 and Clemente
Edgecombe came up with
12 block shots and seven
rebounds in the win for
Dame Doris Johnson.

“We had a really awe-
some win. The guys just
showed me that they didn’t
want to go home,” said
Mystic Marlins’ coach Har-
court McCoy. “Our 6-7
novice center blocked about
six shots in a row and came
back at the other end and
got a dunk. He helped us
out good.”

Torrino Clarke scored a
game high 27 in the loss for
Kings’ C ‘ollege.

Giants 42, Crusaders 37:
Denzel Barr scored 13,
Shanairj Wallace 11 and
Taj-mon Thompson added
eight in St. John’s win.

Lyndon Davis had 10 and
Johnathan Russell and
Hillery Cargill both scored
eight for Catholic High.

“We just have to thank

the Lord,” said coach Sher-
win Major. “The guys had
such a long season and it’s
just a great feeling to be in
this position.”

Knights 50, Bluejays 38:
Batchlette LaFleur scored
18, Tavano Jones had 11
and Renaldo Baillou six as
CR Walker won another
game.

Nathaniel Cooper had 18
in the loss for Eight Mile
Rock.

Falcons 50, Stingrays 36:
Raymond Higgs’ 15 and
Dereck Gaitor’s 13 was
good enough to lead Taber-
nacle Baptist Academy.
Jared Cartwright added
eight, while Ross Roberts
and Lio Gibeon had six
apiece.

“We're playing better and
once Raymond play better,
we will continue to get bet-
ter,” said Falcons’ coach
Norris Bain. “If Ross can
settle down, people can see
what we are really capable
of doing. We just wanted to
advance.”

Sherman Ferguson came
up with 18 and Kaynard
Minus and Romell Johnson
had nine and six respec-
tively in the loss for CV
Bethel.

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4B | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007

BY KRYSTYNA RUDZKI
Associated Press

CARDIFF, Wales — Chel-
sea won the League Cup final
with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal
on Sunday, getting two goals
from Didier Drogba and over-
coming a frightening head
injury to captain John Terry.

Terry, also the captain of
the English national team, was
taken off the field on a
stretcher after Arsenal
defender Abou Diaby acciden-
tally kicked him in the head in
the 58th minute.

Drogba headed in the win-
ning goal at Millennium Sta-
dium in the 84th minute from
across from Arjen Robben. He

minutes after Theo Walcott
had given the Gunners a 1-0
lead.

Terry was attempting to
head a corner from Robben
when Diaby went for the ball

with his foot. Terry then fell .

and appeared unconscious.
Players from both teams
immediately called for medi-
cal assistance.

The Chelsea defender was
put on a stretcher with an oxy-
gen mask placed over his
mouth and a brace around his
head. Play was halted for six
minutes before Terry was car-
ried off.

“On the stretcher, I gave
him some words, and the way
he reacts with. his hands, I
understood that he was com-
pletely conscious,” Chelsea
manager Jose Mourinho said.
“He remembers everything in
the game. He’s fine.”

Terry recently recovered
from back and calf muscle
injuries that sidelined him for
13 games, and then went down
with ankle ligament damage in
Wednesday’s 1-1 Champions
League tie at FC Porto.

Walcott gave Arsenal the
lead after exchanging passes
with Diaby and sending a ris-
ing shot into the far corner.
Drogba leveled when he tookia

pass from Michael Ballack and’.

beat Arsenal goalkeeper
Manuel Almunia.

In the more than 10 minutes
of injury time, players on both
sides brawled. John Obi Mikel,
who replaced Terry, was sent
off along with Arsenal
defender Kolo Toure. Emman-
uel Adebayor was then also
sent off before play restarted.
Chelsea midfielder Frank
Lampard and Arsenal mid-
fielder Cesc Fabregas drew
yellow cards.

“Maybe it was a conse-
quence of some frustration in
the last part of the game and
some boys, they lost a little bit
their emotion,” Mourinho
said. “I hope we can forget this
incident and we all can focus
on the good things of the
games.”

Arsenal played an inexperi-



Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees
pitcher Carl Pavano had an
MRI exam and X-rays taken
Sunday on his injured left foot.

The team didn’t immedi-
ately release the results, but
Pavano said afterward that he
wasn’t concerned.

‘Just for precaution,”
Pavano said. “It’s feeling bet-

_ *NASH

cos were trying to contact |
teammates, who have scat-
tered for the offseason.
Funeral arrangements were
not yet set.

Canter told the AP that
Nash had four physicals since
2004 and was in good health.
He said the Broncos planned
their own investigation.

Canter said Nash had been
ecstatic last week organizing
the charity game. His client’s
high school coach, Darren
Sunkett, said Nash had invited
some NEL players from the St.
Louis area and some former

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SOCCE

SOCCER

Chelsea beats Arsenal 2-1 in English final



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AZ substitute Maarten Mar-
tens tied the score in the 79th.

Ajax played half the game with

10 men because Edgar Davids

was sent off in the 45th minute

for a second yellow card.
Ajax is still in second place

with 56 points, seven points

behind PSV Eindhoven, which
beat FC Groningen 1-0 Satur-
day. AZ is third with 55 points.

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW Celtic
advanced to the semifinals of
the Scottish Cup by edging
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
2-1 on a pair of late goals.

Steven: Pressley scored in
the 89th minute and Kenny

also scored in the 20th, eight ENGLISH CHAMPS: Chelsea’s Frank Lampard lifts the trophy filler added another during
as he and his teammates celebrate after winning the

League Cup soccer final against Arsenal in Cardiff,

Wales, on Sunday. Also pictured are, from left, Arjen

Robben, Ashley Cole and goalkeeper Peter Cech, right.

enced second team — with
Thierry Henry, Jens Lehmann,
Gilberto and Tomas Rosicky
not even in the lineup. Chel-
sea, however, fielded the same
lineup that started at FC Porto.

In the Premier League,
Wigan improved its chances
of avoiding reiegation by beat-
ing Newcastle 1-0. Matt Taylor
scored with a 25-yard free kick
after U.S. defender Oguchi
Onyewu fouled Leighton
Baines in the 40th minute.
Twelve minutes earlier,
Wigan goalkeeper John Filan
saved a penalty kick by Nol-
berto Solano.

The victory put Wigan at
least six points ahead of the
three teams in the relegation
zone. Wigan has 29 points
while Charlton has 23, West
Ham has 20 and Watford has
19.

GERMANY

BERLIN — U.S. goalkeeper
Kasey Keller made several
good saves to. help last-place
Borussia Moenchengladbach
hold Werder Bremen to a 2-2
tie in the Bundesliga.

= Keller was beaten twice on

long shots, first by Pierre
Wome in the 10th minute and
then by Jurica Vranjes in the
84th. Michael Delura scored
one for Moenchengladbach in
the 17th, and Nando Raphael
scored the tying goal in injury
time.

League leader Schalke lost
to Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 on a
85th-minute goal from Stefan
Kiessling.

ITALY

MILAN — Inter Milan won
its 17th straight game in the
Italian league, defeating Cata-
nia 5-2.

Walter Samuel, Santiago
Solari, Fabio Grosso, Zlatan
Ibrahimovic and Julio Ricardo
Cruz scored for Inter, which
leads the league with 66
points. Gionatha Spinesi and

Giorgio Corona scored for

, Catania.

Second-place AS Roma
downed Reggina 3-0 and has
52 points. Palermo, which tied
Atalanta 1-1, is third with 44
points.

Massimo Ambrosini
headed in the winning goal in
the 90th minute to help AC
Milan beat Sampdoria 1-0.
Milan, which started the sea-
son with an eight-point pen-
alty from the Italian match-fix-
ing scandal, is in fifth place
with 36 points.

SPAIN

MADRID Barcelona
moved two points ahead of
Sevilla in the Spanish league
after stopping Athletic Bilbao
3-0.

Samuel Eto’o scored in the
Alst minute in his first start
since returning from a serious
knee injury. Barcelona also got
an own-goal from Athletic
defender Fernando Amore-
bieta in the 22nd and a volley
from Xavi Hernandez eight
minutes later.

Ronaldinho hit the crossbar
in the 59th after he beat one
Athletic defender and then
dribbled around two more
before Daniel Aranzubia’s last-
ditch effort got just enough to
push the soft lob off target.

Sevilla was held to a 0-0 tie
by Getafe. The UEFA Cup
champions, who lead the
league with 44 goals this sea-
son, were stymied at Getafe,
which has allowed only three
goals at home.

Espanyol, which finished
the game with 10 men after
Daniel Jarque victory at Osa-
suna.

NETHERLANDS
AMSTERDAM — Ajax, in
second place in the Dutch
league, played to a 1-1 tie with
AZ Alkmaar.
Kenneth Perez gave Ajax
the lead in the 65th minute, but



BASEBALL

Yankees’ Pavano has MRI

ter than it did. I’m not really
too alarmed. There’s no bruis-
ing or anything. It’s just stiff.”

Pavano didn’t participate in
on-field drills. He did undergo
treatment, including icing the
foot.

“The first year that I was
with the team, I got hit by a
line drive in almost the same

spot and it kind of felt like

this,” Pavano said. ;

Pavano was hit on the
instep in batting practice Sat-
urday by infielder Alberto
Gonzalez’s line drive. He
made one warm-up toss after
being struck and then threw 27
more pitches to complete his
workout. The right-hander
may not pitch in Tuesday’s
intrasquad game.

FROM THE SPORTS FRONT

Broncos running back is dead at 24

érs. He was talking to a cousin
when he collapsed.

The agent said dozens of
family members had gathered
at Nash’s house for a celebra-
tion or were en route when he
died. Judy Nash, he said,
recalled that her husband
hadn’t been drinking or party-
ing, adding that “all he cares
about is his daughter and this
event.”

Canter said Nash’s friends
and family take comfort in
knowing that in his last
moments he was surrounded
by “every single person that
loves him, that he loved and
that loved him back.”

lowed from Riverview Gar-
dens High School in suburban
St. Louis to East. St. Louis (Ill.)
High School, added: “He was
a very humble, bright kid,
always funny and enthusias-
tic. .... You couldn’t dislike
him.”

A fifth-round draft choice
by Tennessee in 2005, Nash
played in three games for the
Titans. The Broncos signed
him as a free agent last sea-
son. He played in three
games, rushing for 66 yards
on 18 carries. In his two-year
career, he had 24 carries for
98 yards and seven receptions
for 55 yards.

Missouri coach Gary Pin-

injury time for the 33-time cup
champions. Inverness had
taken the lead in the 18th when
Graham Bayne scored.

Dunfermline and Hibernian
are also in the semifinals.
Motherwell faces St. John-
stone on Wednesday.

GREECE

ATHENS — Olympiakos
maintained its ll-point lead in
the Greek league by defeating
Ergotelis 2-1.

Harris Papas. and Julio
Cezar scored a goal each for
Olympiakos before Dimitris
Kiliaras got one back for Ergo-
telis.

Olympiakos leads the
league with 59 points, 11 more
than Panathinaikos, which
beat visiting Iraklis 3-0. AEK
Athens, which won 2-1 at
Apollon, is third with 46
points.

FRANCE

PARIS — Lens was held to
a 2-2 tie by visiting Nancy in
the French league and fell 13
points behind leader Lyon.

Aruna Dindane and Seydou

Keita scored for second-place
Lens after Marc-Antoine For-
tune had given Nancy the lead
in the sixth minute. Youssouf
Hadji then tied the score in the
last minute.

PORTUGAL

LISBON — Three second-
half goals in six minutes
helped FC Porto beat Beira
Mar 5-0 and kept the defend-
ing champions at the top of the
Portuguese league.

Lisandro Lopez, Lucho
Gonzalez, Raul Meireles, Alan
and Adriano scored.

VIOLENCE

BELGRADE, Serbia — Soc-
cer fans and riot police fought
after a game between Belgrade
rivals, leaving at least 13 peo-
ple injured and 27 arrested.

Red Star fans were angered
by their team’s 4-2 loss to Par-
tizan on Saturday. They built
barricades with garbage bins
as police on horseback
charged them, witnesses said.



MIKE CARLSON/AP
ON THE MOUND: Yankees
pitcher Carl Pavano
throws live batting °
practice on Saturday.

kel said the Tigers were in
shock over Nash’s death,
which happened less than two
years after Missouri football
player Aaron O’Neal died
during summer workouts in
2005.

News of Nash’s death
spread quickly to Coffeyville
Community College in Kan-
sas, the school he attended
before heading to Missouri.

“They don’t make them no
better than Damien,” Coffey-
ville running backs coach
Dickie Rolls said.

AP Sports Writers Pat Gra-
ham in Denver and Michael
Marot in Indianapolis contrib-
uted to this report.

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NEW DEAL:
Quarterback A.J.
Feeley and the
Eagles agreed
on a three-year
contract
extension
Sunday.

Landry set for

NEL challenge —

BY MICHAEL MAROT
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS
LaRon Landry vividly recalls
those fierce competitions
with his two older brothers.
Perhaps it would start with a
pickup basketball game and
carry over to football prac-
tice.

Whatever the challenge,
Landry welcomed it — even
if he occasionally got beaten

“We were always compet-
itive and that started way
before high school,” Landry
recalled Sunday. “We really
went at it all the time and it
was always let the best man
win.”

So why would the 22-
year-old former LSU safety

- bother backing down from

the next great bout in this
sibling rivalry?

He’s not. When: April 28.
Where: National television.
What: The NFL draft. The
stakes: A chance to cement
his place in the family record
book.

Derik Landry, the oldest
of the three brothers, played
at Vanderbilt but never
reached the NFL. -

Dawan Landry, the middle
brother, played at Georgia
Tech and was taken by the
Baltimore Ravens in the fifth
round last year. He emerged
as yet another member of
that strong ’06 rookie class,
finishing with 69 tackles, five
interceptions and three sacks
for the AFC North champs.

In any other year, Lan-
dry’s performance probably
would have warranted con-
sideration for the NFL’s
defensive rookie of the year
award. In his backyard, it
may not warrant bragging
rights. :

LaRon Landry already
owns one prize his brothers
don’t — a national champi-
onship ring — and he'll likely
add another chapter to his
resume in two months. He’s
projected as a first-round
pick and could reinforce that
impression with a good
workout at the NFL scouting
combine here.

Take that, brothers.

“He (Dawan) visited me
twice when I was working
out in Florida,” LaRon Lan-
dry said. “We'd go over some
things about coming here, so

he’s played a real influential |

role in helping me get ready
for the combine.”

Landry finds himself in
good company this week,
just among the defensive
backs.

There’s safety Michael
Johnson of Arizona, whose
brother, Reggie, played with
the Detroit Lions in the
1990s. There’s safety Nedu
Ndukwe, whose much bigger
brother, Ikechuku, played
most recently with the
Ravens. There’s cornerback
Josh Wilson of Maryland,
whose father, Tim, was the
lead back for Hall of Famer
Earl Campbell in Houston.

And the second part of the
Irons brothers, cornerback
David, is now in Indy, too.
Highly touted running back
Kenny Irons arrived Friday,
and NEL officials said they
believed it was the first time
in combine history that
brothers were being tested at
the same time.

Let the taunting begin.

“Pm determined to beat
him out,” said. David Irons,
referring to the 40-yard dash.
“Pm going to try to watch his
40, to see what he runs. If he

runs a 4.4, I told him that’s
not going to win.”

»

Wilson has the most com- *

pelling legacy.
His father died in 1996

after suffering a heart attack, *
and the younger Wilson, ©
then ll, admittedly struggled »

through his adolescent years
without a father.
So he found other ways to

immortalize his dad. There’s

the beat-up football card in ~
his wallet and a tattoo of his -

father’s picture on his chest

with the words: “Forever in |

my heart.”

“| don’t take it with me on *
the field because I don’t want |

to mess. it up,” he said. “It’s
already pretty bad. But you
know if somebody stole my
wallet, I’d be pretty upset not

because of the money — I

only have about $1 in there.
There are more valuable
things in there.”

Wilson even credits his
father for helping him
develop his play-for-now
attitude, and each of the fam-
ilies has their own unique

‘

4
‘
Ml
*

version of the same-story...*~;

For the Irons, it’s always |

=

been about speed.

“T always thought he was
faster for some reason,”
David Irons said. “He must
have raced somebody slower
than him. When I was in
junior college he thought he
could beat me in a race. He
never raced me before in his
life. All of a sudden he

thought he was going to run _

this amazing 40 time.”

Landry credits his two
brothers for helping him
develop the hard-hittting, no-
nonsense style that has taken
him from Ama, La., to
national champion and now
to the cusp of a big payday in
the NFL.

EAGLES

Philadelphia quarterback
AJ. Feeley and the Eagles
agreed on a three-year con-
tract extension Sunday,
nearly eliminating the
chance that Jeff Garcia will
return to Philadelphia.

Feeley’s new deal runs
through 2010. Garcia, who
helped the Eagles win the
NEC East title and a playoff
game after Donovan
McNabb was injured, will
become a free agent on Fri-
day.

“A J. Feeley has been very
productive as a quarterback
in Philadelphia,” general
manager Tom Heckert said.
“e’s won some games at
crucial times for this fran-
chise and he gives us a great
amount of confidence as a
backup to Donovan McNabb.
AJ.’s proven to be very com-
fortable in this offensive
scheme and we look forward
to having him in the fold for
the next several years.”

Garcia, a three-time Pro-
Bowl quarterback in San
Francisco earlier this decade,
revived his career in Phila-
delphia. He led the Eagles to
five straight wins down the
stretch, completing 61.7 per-
cent of his passes for 1,309
yards, 10 touchdowns and
two interceptions.

CHIEFS

Kansas City defensive end
Jared Allen wants out of Kan-
sas City.

He formally requested a
trade after contract negotia-
tions broke down over the
weekend in Indianapolis,
Allen’s agent, Ken Harris,
said in a phone interview

» Sunday.

University of Missouri play- Sunkett, whom Nash fol-

2

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. —
D.J. Strawberry scored a
career-high 27 points, and
Maryland rallied from a 12-

point deficit in the second half -

_to beat No. 5 North Carolina
89-87 Sunday and extend their
winning streak to five games.

North Carolina (24-5, 10-4
Atlantic Coast Conference)
had a chance to force overtime

with 3.5 seconds left, but Bran-’

dan Wright missed the first of
two free throws and the Tar
Heels failed to control the
rebound of his second misfire.

As the final buzzer
sounded, fans rushed the court
to celebrate Maryland’s first

* win over North Carolina in six
' tries since Jan. 14, 2004.

Mike Jones scored 18 points
and James Gist had 12 for the
Terrapins (22-7, 8-6). Mary-
land trailed 77-65 with 7:14 left
before Jones scored nine

. points in a 16-3 run to give the
Terrapins their first lead.
After Reyshawn Terry
scored for North Carolina, two
free throws by Ekene Ibekwe
put Maryland back in front.
~ Terry then made two foul
shots with 1:40 left, but Straw-
‘berry countered with a layup.
Ibekwe followed with a steal
and sank two free throws to
give the Terrapins a three-
point cushion with 1:11 to go.
It was 89-84 before North
Carolina’s Wayne Ellington
sank a 3-pointer. The Tar
Heels got the ball back after a
Maryland turnover, setting up
Wright’s misfire at the line.
Tyler Hansbrough scored
22 points and Ellington had 17
for North Carolina, which



| _ ;
TERRY GILLIAM/AP

HAPPY COACH: Ohio State
coach Thad Matta holds
up his trophy net after
the Buckeyes defeated
Wisconsin.

Nos2 |
edges —
Nov

°BIG TEN

Tucker, averaging 20.2
points, was held to 12.
Reserve Jason Bohannon
went 3-for-3 from 3-point |
range and finished with 11
points. Taylor scored 10. |

Ohio State also wonthe |
_- last time a No. 1 team vis-

ited Columbus — stunning
unbeaten Illinois in the
home finale two years ago.

The Buckeyes have won
12 straight conference
games and 25 in a row at
home, including all 18 this

‘season.

_ Inatense, gritty yet typ-
ical Big Ten defensive
struggle, Wisconsin
grabbed a 46-42 lead
before Conley converted a
12-foot right-handed
jumper — he usually
shoots left-handed. After |
an errant alley-oop pass by |
Chappell, Conley drove the |
lane and dished to Oden, |
who retrieved the loose |



ball and dunked while he
was being fouled. He then
completed the three-point
play for a 47-46 lead with
2:46 left.

With just under a min- |
ute left, the Badgers pulled |
Oden away from the basket |
as he guarded Chappell,
who dumped a pass inside
to Tucker for a layup to set
up the final, hectic minute.

went 8-for-17 at the foul line.
The loss deniel coach Roy
Williams his 100th victory
with the Tar Heels.

e No. 7 Memphis 77,
Houston 64: Chris Douglas-
Roberts scored 19 points to
lead the hosts and extend the
nation’s
streak to 17.

Joey Dorsey added 16 .

points and 10 rebounds for the
Tigers (25-3, 14-0 Conference
USA), who also won their 29th.
consecutive home game.
Memphis weathered a pesky
defensive start by the Cougars
with a late run in the first half
to put the game out of reach.
Houston (15-13, 9-5) cut the
Tigers lead to less than 10 only
once in the second half.

Senior Jeremy Hunt fin-
ished with 14 points for Mem-
phis. Dorsey was 8-of-10 from
the field.

Robert McKiver led Hous-
ton with 32 points, hitting 13 of
his 28 shots.

Memphis defeated Houston
79-69 on Jan. ll. Winthrop of
the Big South and Memphis
are the only teams in the coun-

try undefeated in their respec-

tive conferences. ‘

e No. 17 Vanderbilt 67,
Kentucky 65: In Nashville,
Tenn., Derrick Byars grabbed
a rebound off his own missed

foul shot and scored to give

the Commodores their first
lead with 25.5 seconds left, and
Vanderbilt held on for the win.

Byars finished with 26
points, and Shan Foster added
21 for the Commodores (19-9,
9-5 Southeastern Conference),

who erased a 10-point second-

Bales has doub

Associated Press

. DURHAM, N.C. — Alison
Bales had 16 points and 12
rebounds, and No. 1 Duke
pulled away late to beat No. 4
North Carolina 67-62 and fin-
ish the first unbeaten regular
season in Atlantic Coast Con-
ference history.

Fellow senior Lindsey Har-
ding added 15 points in her
final home game for the Blue
Devils (29-0, 14-0), who held
the Tar Heels without a field
goal for 7 minutes down the
stretch while outscoring them
9-0 to remain on track for a

No. 1 seed in the NCAA tour-.

nament.

Abby Waner added 13
points for Duke, which tri-
umphed in what was its tight-
est home game of the season
by far. The Blue Devils, who
won each of their previous 13
games at Cameron Indoor Sta-
dium by at least 10 points,
couldn’t put North Carolina

-away until the closing min-

utes.

Ivory Latta led North Caro-
lina with 19 points, but was
plagued by the same poor
shooting that doomed her
team in its previous loss to
Duke. Latta finished 6-of-17
from the field for the Tar
Heels (27-3, 11-3).

e No. 2 Tennessee 73,
No. 12 Vanderbilt 53: In
Knoxville, Tenn., Candace
Parker had 21 points and 14
rebounds and the Lady Vols
made a strong case for a No.1
seed in the NCAA tourna-
ment.

Tennessee (27-2, 14-0
Southeastern Conference),
which earlier wrapped up the
league title, got 14 points from
Shannon Bobbitt and 10 from
Sidney Spencer.

The Commodores (24-5,
10-4) continue to struggle
against their in-state rivals,
losing for the 13th straight time
despite enjoying their best
season so far under coach
Melanie Balcomb. Carla
Thomas led Vanderbilt with
23 points.

@ No. 5 Ohio State 72,
Michigan 58: In Ann Arbor,
Mich., Jessica Davenport
scored 25 points, Marscilla
Packer added 17 and the Buck-
eyes clinched their second
straight Big Ten champion-
ship.

The Buckeyes (26-2, 15-1)
led 38-22 at halftime and

|. extended their advantage to as

many as 21. Michigan cut the
deficit to 43-35 early in the sec-

longest winning.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

MEN’S TOP 25 GAMES

Strawberry leads Maryland’s rally past No. 5 UNC

half deficit.

Kentucky (19-9, 8-6) got 18
points from Bobby Perry and
Jodie Meeks added 15. The
Wildcats outshot Vanderbilt
58 percent (25-of-43) to 41 per-
cent (24-of-58).

WOMEN’S TOP 25 GAMES

le-double for No. 1 Duke

“LUT

ond half ona LeQuisha Whit-s}.

field basket before Ohio Stateac! &

used Davenport’s powerful
post game to pull away.

Michigan (10-19, 3-13) was
led by Carly Benson’s 16 points
and now has lost 25 straight
games against ranked oppo-
nents.

e No. 6 Maryland 76,
Boston College 60: In Bos-
ton, Crystal Langhorne scored
21 points and grabbed 10
rebounds and Maryland
rebounded from a loss to top-
ranked Duke to clinch third
place in the Atlantic Coast
Conference.

Kristi Toliver and Marissa
Coleman each scored 12
points, and Shay Doron had U
for Maryland (26-4, 10-4
ACC). Langhorne scored 13 of
her points in the final 12:12.

Kathrin Ress led BC (13-15,
3-11) with 26 points.

e No. 7 LSU 70, Ala-
bama 27: In Baton Rouge, La.,
Sylvia Fowles had 12 points, 14
rebounds and two blocks in 17
minutes and got the rest of the
day off in a rout of reeling Ala-
bama.

The victory ended the only
losing streak of the season for
LSU (24-6, 10-4 Southeastern
Conference) at two games. —

Alabama (10-19, 0-14),
which has lost 14 in a row, did
not have a single player score
in double figures. Navonda
Moore led the Tide with eight
points. Alabama shot 17 per-
cent from the field and fin-
ished with more turnovers
(29) than points.

e No. 8 Stanford 56,
Southern California 53:
Jayne Appel scored 12 of her 14
points in the second half,
including a go-ahead basket
with 36 seconds left, and the
hosts clinched a share of the
Pac-l0 title.

The Cardinal (25-4, 17-1)
struggled without Candice
Wiggins, the two-time confer-
ence player of the year who
sat out her second straight
game with an injured ham-
string. The Cardinal shot just
36 percent without their lead-
ing scorer.

USG (16-12, 10-8) missed
out on an opportunity to tie
Washington for fourth place in
the conference but will still
open the tournament against
the Huskies next Saturday.
Shay Murphy led USC with 13
points and Chloe Kerr added
i.

e No. 3 George Wash-
ington 56, Temple 53: In



GAIL BURTON/AP
FOUL PLAY: Maryland’s Ekene Ibekwe, top, is fouled by
North Carolina’s Marcus Ginyard during the second half
of their game on Sunday. Host Maryland won 89-87.

e No. 18 Duke 67, St.
John’s 50: In New York, Greg
Paulus scored 19 points,
DeMarcus Nelson added 14
points and seven rebounds
and the Blue Devils won their
fourth straight.

INTERNATIONAL EDITION _M(



Jon Scheyer had 11 points
and David McClure grabbed
seven rebounds and Duke
(22-7, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Con-
ference) continued to rebound
from a four-game losing streak
that knocked them out of the
Top 25 for a time.

Lamont Hamilton scored 17
points and Anthony Mason Jr.
had 13 for St. John’s (15-14, 6-9
Big East). The Red Storm shot
34 percent from the field after
going 3-for-22 in the first half.

e No. 20 Louisville 76,
Connecticut 69: In Hartford,
Conn., Terrence Williams
scored 17 points, freshman
Derrick Caracter came off the
bench to score 16 and the Car-

dinals won their fifth straight °

game.

The Cardinals (21-8, 11-4)
looked to be in trouble early
when David Padgett, who had
19 points in Louisville’s 68-54
win over Connecticut on Jan.
22, picked up two fouls in the
first 4:23. But Caracter
replaced him and the 6-9

freshman scored all 16 of his .

points before intermission,
outmuscling the Huskies

> underneath.

Jerome Dyson hit 6-of-8
from 3-point range and scored
23 points to lead Connecticut
(17-11, 6-8 Big East).

LATE SATURDAY

e No. 11 Nevada 95,
Boise State 81: In Boise,
Idaho, senior forward Nick
Fazekas scored 28 points and
grabbed eight rebounds to
lead Nevada to a victory over
Boise State that extended the
Wolf Pack’s winning streak to



CHUCK LIDDY/RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER/MCT

SHOT BLOCKER: Duke’s Alison Bales, right, goes up to
block a shot by North Carolina’s lvory Latta in the
second half of Duke’s 67-62 victory on Sunday.

Washington, D.C., Kenan
Cole’s jumper broke a late tie
and the Colonials clinched
their sixth straight Atlantic 10
regular season title.

With its 18th straight win,
George Washington (25-2, 14-0
Atlantic 10) earned the top
seed in the conference tourna-
ment, which begins on Mar. 2
in Cincinnati. Sarah-Jo Law-
rence had 19 points, 15 in the
first half.

Fatima Maddox had 17
points for Temple (23-6, 13-D,
which had its nine-game win-
ning streak broken.

e No. 11 Georgia 69,
Arkansas 51: In Athens, Ga.,
Senior Cori Chambers halted a
shooting slump in her final
home game, scoring 17 points
to held the Lady Dogs clinch
the second seed in the SEC
‘Tournament. 4

Chambers hit seven of 12

from the field, shooting better
than 50 percent for the first
time since hitting nine of 12
against Florida on Jan. 4 for
Georgia (24-5, ll-3 Southeast-
ern Conference).

Dominique Washington
and Lauren Ervin scored 14
apiece ior Arkansas (18-12,
3-11).

e No. 13 Oklahoma 72,
Missouri 57: In Norman,
Okla., Courtney Paris scored
33 points and set Oklahoma’s
career mark for offensive
rebounds.

Paris
rebounds, including seven on
the offensive end, to record
her 54th consecutive double-
double. Her 314th offensive
rebound in the second half
broke Phylesha Whaley’s mark
for Oklahoma (22-4, 12-3 Big
12).

EeTisha Riddle had 12



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nine games.

Ramon Sessions added 17
points for Nevada (26-2, 13-1
Western Athletic Confer-
ence). Denis Ikovlev had 14,
Kyle Shiloh 12 and Marcelus
Kemp 10.

Matt Nelson and Coby Karl
paced Boise State (16-11, 8-6)
with 19 points apiece.

e No. 13 Southern Illi-
nois 76, Evansville 69: In
Carbondale, Ill., Randal Falker
scored a career-high 30 points
on 13-of-15 shooting, leading
Southern Illinois to victory
over Evansville in both teams’
regular-season finale.

Tony Young added 17
points and Jamaal Tatum had
15 for the Salukis (25-5, 15-3
Missouri Valley), who
extended their winning streak
to 11 games and will be the top
seed when the conference
tournament begins Thursday.

Matt Webster scored 21
points for the Purple Aces
(14-16, 6-12). Jason Holsinger
added 11 points and Kyle
Anslinger 10 for Evansville.

e No. 23 Oregon 93,
Washington 85: In Eugene, °
Ore., Aaron Brooks scored 30
points and Tajuan Porter had
19 to lead Oregon past Wash-
ington.

Bryce Taylor added 15
points for the Ducks (22-7, 10-7
Pac-10), and Maarty Leunen
had 13 and Joevan Catron 11.
Brooks was 10-for-14 from the
field and came within two
points of his season-high.

Ryan Appleby led the Hus-
kies (16-12, 6-10) with 21 points
and Spencer Hawes provided
another 20.

points for Missouri (17-1,
5-10):* *

e No. 16 Texas A&M 63,
No. 14 Baylor 58: In Waco,
Texas, Danielle Gant scored 18
of her 22 points in the second
half for the Aggies.

Texas A&M (22-5, 12-3 Big
12) won both games against
Baylor this season and can
capture its first-ever conter-
ence title with a win Wednes-
day against Texas. It can also
clinch the title with an Okla-
homa loss.

Bernice Mosby scored 24
points for Baylor (24-5, 11-4),
which had one field goal in the
final 8:09. The Lady Bears shot

20 percent (6-of-30) in the sec-

ond half and missed all 12
3-pointers it attempted.

e No. 15 Purdue 58, Illi-
nois 48: In Champaign, Ill,
Katie Gearlds scored 21 points
and the Boilermakers took
advantage of 16 Fighting Illini
turnovers.

Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton
scored 14 points for Purdue

(25-5, 14-2 Big Ten), which fin-

ished in second place in the
Big Ten behind Ohio State.

Illinois (18-10, 8-8) was hurt
by its weak three-point shoot-
ing, hitting only two of the 13
shots they took from behind
the arc. Jenna Smith led IIli-
nois in scoring with 18 points.

e No. 20 Michigan State
57, Minnesota 50: In East
Lansing, Mich., Victoria
Lucas-Perry scored 13 points
in her final regular-season
home game to help Michigan
State rally.

The 20th-ranked Spartans
(22-7, 13-3 Big Ten) trailed
35-31 before a Lucas-Perry
3-pointer triggered a 10-0 run
midway through the second
half. Allyssa DeHaan had eight
points and eight blocked shots.

Emily Fox had 15 points for
the Golden Gophers (15-14,
7-9), who outrebounded the
Spartans 50-33.

e Old Dominon 62, No.
22 James Madison 57: In
Norfolk, Va., Sherida Triggs
scored 15 points to lead the
Monarchs.

Old Dominion (19-8, 14-1
Colonial Athletic Association)
got 11 points from Tamara
Ransburg.

The Dukes (24-4, 15-2)

played catch up and tied the
Monarchs seven times, but
trailed 31-28 at the half. The
Dukes’ Meredith Alexis scored
12 points. Young, Shirley
McCall and Andrea Benvenuto
all scored 11 points.




6B_| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26,2007 __ INTERNATIONAL EDITION __

WHAT IQ

WATCH
- THIS WEEK



DOES IT SURPRISE
YOU HOW EASILY

YOU BECAME A FAN,

FAVORITE?

e Jason Kapono:
‘Definitely, because |

don’t have any game,

I’m not the athletic,
smooth type of
player, athletic with



sweet moves. Here's a goofy white dude that
can shoot, his game is slow and all that stuff.
For some reason, they liked that [at UCLA].
‘You think you're sweet at first. | just don't
know how to act sweet. There’s nothing

sweet about my personality. | don’t combmy -

hair, don’t shave, not a pretty boy. But inside
of you, you're like, “Wow, people are staring
at me or talking about me or want to be

friends with me.

“FANTASY VS. REALITY






DELONTE WEST, CELTICS

e Fantasy: It wasn’t too long ago that West
was a nondescript fantasy guard ona Celtics
team that couldn’t decide where it was
headed with its guards. But since the Celtics
have tanked and Paul Pierce’s injury. allowed
others to flourish, West Has taken advantage.
Since Jan. 19 he has shown the ability to have
a big stats game, putting up five 20-plus point
games in that stretch, seven games of eight or
more assists and has averaged almost two

steals a game.

e Reality: The fact that West has done some
of his best work while the Celtics have been in
the tank goes to show he can't be atop guard
in the league. He’s wiry, quick, left-handed
and can shoot, but he’s not explosive enough
or big enough to make a consistent impact as
a go-to guard. With more opportunities this
season, West is shooting a career-worst 42.3
percent from the floor, and doesn't really
stretch the floor that well, shooting less than
AO percent fron beyond the arc.

e Winner: Fantasy.

“ELEVATED



MANU GINOBILI,



SPURS
If Spurs
coach
Gregg
. 4 Popov-
ich keeps bringing
Ginobili off the

bench this season,
the Argentine will
qualify for-Sixth
Man of the Year
honors. And Ginob-
iliis playing with
such freedom off
the bench, he will
likely win the
award. Just this
week, he scored 24
points inarowina
Spurs win over the
Hawks. That’s the
definition of instant
offense.

GROUNDED

ALLEN IVERSON,
NUGGETS ~

A sore
ankle
both-

6 1 ered the
Nuggets star so
much that he
missed his first
opportunity to play
with the Western
Conference All-
Stars. Denver
missed lverson’s
production against
San Antonio this
week, when he
scored just nine
points in a loss.
Nuggets coach
George Karl is con-
sidering’a lineup
change to get Iver-
son more involved.







PISTONS AT HEAT 8, FRIDAY, ESPN

The last time the Heat faced the Pistons without Dwyane
Wade, it was a disastrous result. It was Game 6 of the 2005
Eastern Conference finals, and the Shaquille O’Neal-led
Heat could muster only 66 points in Detroit, eventually
losing the series ina seventh game. Detroit holds the East’s
best record, while the Heat will be clawing for a playoff
spot for the rest of the season.

here does dysfunction

\ \ | live?

North. In Minneapo-
lis.

If it wasn’t for the presence of
Kevin Garnett, one of the most
consistently great players in the
league, the Timberwolves would
be the joke of the NBA just three
years after reaching the Western

Conference

finals.

And some-
how, Wolves
vice president
of basketball
operations
Kevin McHale
remains .
unscathed.

Since putting

; together a light-
ning-in-a-bottle combination of

Garnett, Sam Cassell and Latrell

Sprewell that took the team to

the conference finals in 2004,

McHale has done nothing to sur-

round Garnett with the proper

talent to keep the team competi-
tive in the Western Conference.

This season has provided the

most evidence that matters are

getting away from McHale in

Minnesota.

Last season, McHale pulled off

a trade with good buddy Danny

Ainge of the Celtics, bringing in

Ricky Davis and Mark Blount and

shipping Wally Szczerbiak in a

move that reeked of change for

the sake of change.

This offseason, he signed
guard Mike James, who has been
one of the bigger free agent dis-
appointments of the season and
was constantly discussed during
the trade deadline, though never
moved. Also this offseason,
Randy Wittman was brought in
from Orlando to be an assistant
coach under Dwayne Casey. In
January, Wittman replaced the
fired Casey. Coincidence?

And earlier in the season, Gar-
nett questioned the front office’s
moves when he told the media,
“Don’t feel sorry for me. If any-
thing, take that up with Mac
| [McHale]. Take that up with
Stack [general manager Jim
Stack]. Take it up with Freddie
[Hoiberg, assistant general man-
ager]. Don’t take it up with me.”

i It all points to a front office in
shambles, and the team on the
floor is beginning to mirror that.
Despite hanging, by default, in
the race for the eighth playoff

_ seed out West, the Timberwolves
hardly are a cohesive unit.





igutierrez@
MiamiHerald.com

od

win games.” .
James, who signed this offsea-
son for four years and $24 mil-

NBA EXTRA | BY ISRAEL GUTIERREZ







They came out of the All-Star
break with consecutive losses to
the Wizards, Bobcats and Suns.
The second of those came
despite being at home and hold-
ing a17-point lead.

Afterward, Wittman blasted
his team for thinking selfishly.

“Our frame of mind is more
focused on ‘me’ rather than
‘we,’ ” Wittman said. “We're up
17 and really in control of the
game, and got caught up in ‘Am
getting enough shots? And we
quit playing. ‘

“Pm tired of guys pouting on
the floor during the game
because of whatever — not
enough minutes, not enough
touches. You cannot do that and

lion, said the dysfuncticn is evi-
dent at the ground level. In
comparing the 2004 champion-
ship Pistons, a team on which
James played a small role off the
bench, to his current Timber-
wolves, James pointed to the
camaraderie as a major distinc-
tion.

“I think the biggest thing that’s
the difference is we were all
friends,” James said. “We all
hung out with one another. We
were not just close off the basket-
ball court, but we were close on
the basketball court. We cheered
for one another. That goes a long
way. When you really enjoy
being around one another, it’s
easier to cheer for one another.

___ MiamiHerald.com | THE MIAMI HERAED



SPURS AT ROCKETS, 8:30, SATURDAY, NBA TV

; The Rockets have already beaten the Spurs in two of the first
three meetings this season, planting doubt in San Antonio that
\ the Spurs are even the second-best team in Texas. The Spurs
have averaged just 85 points and shot 43.5 percent in their

i three games against the Rockets, and not all those games have
: featured Yao Ming. This is the Spurs’ last chance in the regular

{ season to build confidence against the Rockets.

EASTERN |



| It seems silly to think the
Nets held onto Vince Carter
and Jason Kidd through the
trade deadline just because
the team has a legitimate shot
at sneaking into the playoffs.
But based on team president
Rod Thorn’s words, that
might have had a lot to do
with New Jersey’s lack of
player movement. “Our focus
is we want to be as good as
we can every year,” Thorn
said. “We think it’s important.
We've had the opportunity to
build up some tradition here ©
| over the past five or six years.
We want to maintain it as best
as we can....” Ben Gordon
wasn’t thrilled the Bulls
couldn't pick up a low-post
| threat at the deadline. “Just
the way this team is set up,
the load is on the guards,”
| Gordon said. “We rely so ©
| much on our draw-and-kick
game. It’s tough sometimes
when we can’t go down [to
the post] consistently. We
have guys who can score,
who can pick-and-pop. But
al we don’t have anybody who
| can go down there five, six .
times in a row and get some-
thing... .” Count Pistons assis-
tant coach Ron Harper, a for-
mer teammate of Scottie
Pippen, among those who
believe Pippen is insane for
attempting a comeback at
age 41. “He’s crazy,” Harper
said. “Charles Barkley said it
best. He said Scottie retired
because he couldn’t play any-
more. He hasn’t improved in
the last three years has he? |
am with Barkley.”





~ WESTERN
CONFERENCE

—=£=_—x£=_£—i—————————————

Earlier this season, Lakers
coach Phil Jackson called his
| forward Vladimir Radma-
novic a “space cadet.” It
might be true, but at least this
| cadet has a conscience. After
initially telling his team that he
\ separated his shoulder by
| slipping ona patch of ice in
| Utah, he admitted he hurt it in
a snowboarding accident.
“Being young and sometimes
| immature, | initially panicked
| and made up a false story
about how | hurt myself,” he
said ina statement. Radma-
novic is out eight weeks... .
The Mavericks are making a
strong push for Dirk Nowitzki
as MVP, even handing out
20,000 T-shirts on Thursday
with the No. 41and MVP on
the back. “We’re not doing
anything cutting edge here,”
Mavs coach Avery Johnson
said. “That’s why fans scream
MVP when guys are at the
free-throw line. They’re cam-
paigning for him.” ...
Dikembe Mutombo thought
Shaquille O’Neal was trying
to steal his signature move
when O'Neal wagged his fin-
ger at Mutombo on Wednes-
day - anact Mutombo didn't
see because his back was
turned to O’Neal. “All of them
have tried to wag the finger at
me,” Mutombo said.

Then, when someone makes a |
mistake, it’s easier to lift them up |
because you really do care. I
think there can be more [camara- |
dexie in Minnesota].

“Some games, we look like a
great unit. Other games, we look
like a whole bunch of individuals. |
I guess chemistry is built over |
time.” |

If McHale shows the same
type of impatience with this unit |
as he did with Casey, it’s not
likely this group will have much |
time to build that chemistry. And, \
frankly, no matter how cohesive
this group becomes, it’s not a |
team built to compete in the |
Western Conference. |

. That responsibility falls
strictly on McHale’s shoulders.
And yet, he still manages to get
away clean.



WHO HAS THE EDGE?









BETTER SLEEPER MVP CANDIDATE: TRACY MCGRADY OR TIM DUNCAN

McGrady has been the steadying force behind the Rockets’ surprising run toward atop Western
Conference playoff seed. With Yao Ming sitting out until mid-March with a broken leg, McGrady has
shaken off his early-season shooting struggles and returned to the form that had him leading the
league in scoring in his days with the Orlando Magic. Not only is he averaging better than 24 points a
game, but his 6.1 assists is a career high, and his 44.4 percent shooting is the best he has shot in three
2 years with the Rockets.

Guard/ Duncan is always.among the most understated superstars in the league, and it’s what he prefers.

Forward This season, though, he’s doing one of his better sandbagging jobs. The Spurs forward is scoring at a

(XZ 6-8/223 better pace than he has in three seasons, shooting a higher percentage than he has since his rookie 6-11 60
season and still managing better than 10 rebounds and two blocked shots per game. Yat, the most ilies

common story in San Antonio is “What's wrong with the Spurs?” The regular season has never meant

as much to the Spurs as postseason health has. So Duncan would probably prefer the Spurs continue

to win at a near .700 pace and make the playoffs feeling strong, rather than get MVP consideration.

® The edge: McGrady has greater odds stacked against him, giving him more sympathy votes.

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NBA STANDINGS.

EASTERN CONFERENCE





SOUTHEAST “WL Ect. GB Lie, «Str, Home Away __ Conf
Washington “31230 «574) - 446 OL QN-7 10-16 20-11
Miami 27 28 «491 4% 7-3 W-1 16-10 11-18 14-15
Orlando 27 30 «=.474 S¥% 2-8 L-4 18-12 9-18 15-20
Atlanta, 22 34 393 10 4-6 L+l 10-17 12-17 12-21
Charlotte 22 34 «©.393 10 5-5 L-1 13-16 9-18 14-24
ATLANTIC WL _ Pct. GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
Toronto 31 25 554 - 82 W-2 20-8 I-17 22-11

. New Jersey 27 30 «.474 4% 5-5 W-2 16-14 11-16 20-14

, New York 25 32 .439 6% 5-5 L-1 15-13 10-19 15-20

_ Philadelphia 18 38 321 13 4-6 L-2 10-15 8-23 13-20
* Boston 13 42 .23617% 1-9 L-4 5-21 8-21 9-24

| CENTRAL WL Pet. GB L10__ Str. Home Away Conf
Detroit 36 19 .655 - 91 W-4 19-10 17-9 26-10
Cleveland 32 24 571 4% 6-4 L-2 20-8 12-16 19-16
Chicago 32 26 552 5% 4-6 L-l 22-7 10-19 23-11
indiana 29 26 527 7 5-5 L-2 1811 11-15 20-14
Milwaukee 20:37 351 417 «2-8 W-l 12-12

8-25 10-24

WESTERN CONFERENCE

SOUTHWEST WL __

Lakers at Utah, 9
Port. at Sea., 10

Sac. 110, Ind. 93

Char. at Clippers, 10:30

_Pct. GB L10 Str. Home Away Conf




Dallas . eS 836 - 10-0 W-11 26-3 20-6 31-6
San Antonio 38 18 .679 8% 6-4 W-5 18-8 20-10 23-11
Houston 35 20 .636 11 6-4 W-1 °20-7 15-13 19-17
New Orleans 27 29 .48219% 7-3 W-2 18-11 9-18 16-19
~ Memphis 15 42 .263 32 3-7 W-1 11-17 4-25 9-27
, NORTHWEST WL Pct. GB 110 Str. Home Away Conf
: Utah 37 18 673 - 8-2 W-2 22-6 15-12. 21-11
Denver 26 28 .481 10% 3-7 L-4 14-15 12-13 11-20
Minnesota 26 30 .46411% 4-6 W-1 17-11 9-19 15-20
Portland 24 33 .421 14 46 L-1 13-15 11-18 15-18
Seattle 21 34 .382 16 4-6 L-2 15-13 6-21 10-22
PACIFIC W L_ Pct. GB Li lome Away Conf
Phoenix 43 13 .768 - 6-4 6 22-7. 21-10
L.A. Lakers 32 25 .56111% 4-6 W-2 20-9 12-16 18-11
LA. Clippers 26 29 .473 16% 3-7 W-1 18-10 8-19 15-18
.Golden’State 26 31 .45617% 4-6 L-2 20-10 6-21 14-19
~ Sacramento 24 31 .436:18% 5-5 W-1 16-12 8-19 12-21
RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Sunday’s results Tonight’s games Saturday’s results

Det. 95, Chi. 93 Miami at N.Y., 7:30 LAC 103, G.S. 90

Hou. 97, Orl. 93 Sac.at Phil. 7 Tor. 93, Cha. 76

Mia. 86, Cle. 81 Denver at Memphis, 8 S.A. 102, Sea.71

Min. 98, Was. 94 Tor. at S.A., 8 Mil. 109, Phi, 90

Pho, 115, Atl. 106 Orl. at Chi., 8:30 Utah 105, Bos. 87

LA.L. 102, G.S. 85 Bos. at Hou., 8:30 Dal. 115, Den. 95

NJ. 101, N.Y, 92 Atl. at Dal., 8:30

| NBA | MIAMI HEAT
Wade to seek
second opinion
on shoulder

BY TIM REYNOLDS
Associated Press

MIAMI — Heat guard Dwyane Wade will seek a
second opinion early this week before deciding
whether to rehabilitate his dislocated left shoulder
or have season-ending surgery to repair the joint.

“The sooner the better,” Miami coach and presi-
dent Pat Riley said Sunday, before the Heat played
host to the Cleveland Cavaliers,

If Wade chooses the rehab option, he could
return to Miami’s lineup in about six weeks, or with
around 10 regular-season games remaining. He was
presented with his recovery options Thursday, one
day after suffering the injury in a collision with
Houston’s Shane Battier, but has not announced any

final decisions.

Riley said the team “encouraged” Wade to col-

lect more information.

“He’s sore. He’s all strapped in,” said Riley, who
spoke with Wade for about 10 minutes by telephone
Saturday night. “We had a good conversation.”

That conversation, though, did not include Riley
offering any opinions on which tact he wants Wade
to take. It was the first time Wade and Riley had
spoken since the injury; Riley said he FedEx’ed
Wade a letter on Thursday because he was having
trouble ates him Py etree

et - NHL STANDINGS ©

EASTERN CONFERENCE



_INTERNATIONAL EDITION

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NBA GAMES

_MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007 | 7B



0’Neal leads Heat over Cavs

Associated Press

MIAMI — Shaquille O’Neal had 19 points
and 11 rebounds, and Miami held Cleveland
to 36 percent shooting in an 86-81 victory
over the Cavaliers on Sunday — the Heat’s
first win since star guard Dwyane Wade dis-
located his left shoulder Wednesday.

Jason Kapono had 17 points and 1l
rebounds for his second career double-dou-
ble and Alonzo Mourning added 15 points in
18 minutes for the Heat (27-28), who
improved to 2-7 without Wade, the reigning
NBA finals MVP who is still deciding
whether to rehabilitate the shoulder or have
season-ending surgery.

LeBron James had game-highs of 29 points
and seven assists for the Cavaliers (32-24),
who fell to 1-12 when shooting less than 40
percent. Larry Hughes added 14 for Cleve-
land, which also hurt itself by misfiring on 11
of 21 free-throw attempts.

Cleveland center Zydrunas Ilgauskas,
playing his first game since his wife went
into pre-term labor and delivered stillborn
twins earlier this month, had eight points and
nine rebounds before fouling out with 1:50
left.

e Pistons 95, Bulls 93: In Auburn Hills,
Mich., Chris Webber made a putback with
2.2 seconds left and matched a season high
with 21 points to lift Detroit over Chicago.

Following a timeout, Ben Gordon missed
a 3-pointer just before the buzzer.

In his first game at The Palace since leav-
ing to play for Chicago, Ben Wallace wanted
a reaction from the crowd and he got it. He
was greeted by a mix of boos and cheers
when he was introduced, then was booed vir-
tually every time he touched the ball. He fin-
ished with six points, eight rebounds, four
assists, three steals and two blocks.

Richard Hamilton scored 22. points,
Chauncey Billups had 15 and Tayshaun
Prince added 14 for the Pistons, who have
won four straight and 11 of 12.

Gordon scored 21, P.J. Brown matched a
season high with 19 points, Luol Deng scored
18 and Chris Duhon added 12 for the Bulls,
who had won three straight.

e Timberwolves 98, Wizards 94: In
Minneapolis, Ricky Davis and Kevin Garnett
combined for 53 points and Minnesota held
on to beat Washington and end a three game
slide.

Davis scored 27 points and Garnett fii:

ished with 26 points and 17 rebounds for the
Timberwolves, who beat Washington, at
home for the seventh straight season.

DeShawn Stevenson scored 21 for Wash-
ington, which lost its second straight. Gilbert
Arenas, averaging 39 points in three games
since the All-Star break, finished with 20
points. He was 4-for-22 from the field and ll-
for-12 from the foul line.

The Wizards played without All-Star for-
ward Caron Butler, who missed the game
with back spasms. Jarvis Hayes got the start
and finished 1-for-10 for seven points.

e Nets 101, Knicks 92: In East Ruther-
ford, N.J., Vince Carter scored 40 points and
Mikki Moore added 19 points to lead New
Jersey to a come-from-behind victory over
New York that moved the Nets (27-30) two
games ahead of their rivals in both the Atlan-
tic Division and Eastern Conference stand-
ings. |
. The Nets also received 15 points and 10
rebounds from reserve Bostjan Nachbar, and



Chicago snapped its five-game
losing streak.



TOM STRICKLAND/AP

BALL SWATTER: The Pacers’ Jermaine O’Neal, left, swats the ball from the Kings’
Kevin Martin third-quarter action in Indianapolis Sunday. Sacramento won 110-93.

ll points and 14 assists from Jason Kidd.
Carter added eight rebounds and eight
assists. It was the second time in the last

’ three games that he scored at least 40 points.

He had 46 against the Hornets on Wednes-
day.

Stephon Marbury paced the Knicks with
22 points. Eddy Curry had 18 and Channing
Frye added 15. The Knicks (25-32) took con-
trol of the contest in the early going, thanks
to Marbury, who scored 13 points.in the first
quarter.

e Suns 115, Hawks 106: In Atlanta,
Amare Stoudemire scored a season-high 43
points and Phoenix beat Atlanta to improve
to 13-0 in road games against the Eastern
Conference.

Stoudémire added 16 rebounds, three
blocks and six assists. He made 15 of 17 free
throws.

Shawn Marion had 21 points and Leandro
Barbosa added 19 as the Suns moved closer
to their hopes of completing an undefeated
swing through the conference. The Suns
have visits left at Indiana on Tuesday and
Philadelphia on Wednesday as they try to
become the first NBA team to sweep. its
interconference road schedule.

Joe Johnson, who helped lead Atlanta to a
120-111 win at Phoenix on Feb. 9, led the
Hawks with 28 points. Marvin Williams
added 23 points and 10 rebounds.

e Lakers 102, Warriors 85: In Oakland,
Calif., Maurice Evans scored a career-high 26
points and Kobe Bryant also had 26 in Los
Angeles’ seventh straight win over Golden
State.

Brian Cook added 11 points in the Lakers’
second straight win after a season-worst six-
game losing streak. Bryant and his team-
mates took control with a 33-7 run in the first
half, and were never seriously threatened
while remaining unbeaten against their
upstate rivals during coach Phil Jackson’s
second tenure with the Lakers. _

Monta Ellis scored 22 points for the War-
riors. Golden State, which went 2-for-19 on
3-pointers, has lost four of six while fighting

NHL GAMES



PABLE MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP
OUT OF CONTROL: The Capitals’ Brian Sutherby, right, loses
control of the puck as he tries score on the Devils’ Scott
Clemmensen, center, and Colin White, left.

Stars tied it at 1 on Philippe
Boucher’s power-play goal.

to remain in the playoff picture despite a
daunting road schedule looming.

Jason Richardson scored 15 points, while
Andris Biedrins grabbed 16 rebounds and
blocked four shots in the Warriors’ 14th loss
in their last 16 games against the Lakers.

e Kings 110, Pacers 93: In Indianapolis,
Kevin Martin scored 35 points, Mike Bibby
added 28 and Sacramento beat Indiana Pac-
ers without Ron Artest.

Artest was a no-show against his former
team for personal reasons, a team spokesman
said without elaborating. Indiana fans dis-
liked Artest for his role in the brawl between
Pacers players and Pistons fans two seasons
ago and for his public trade request last sea-
son.

Jermaine O’Neal had 19 points, nine
rebounds and six blocks, and Mike Dunleavy
added 18 points and nine rebounds for the
Pacers in their worst home loss of the sea-
son.

LATE SATURDAY

e Mavericks 115, Nuggets 95: In Dal-
las, Dirk Nowitzki had 31 points, 11 rebounds
and 8 assists.as the-hosts stretched their
club-record home winning streak to 19
games.

Nowitzki fell two assists short of his first
career triple-double and 28th in the history
ot the Mavericks, who won their lith in a row
overall.

Josh Howard, playing on a sore e right
ankle, added 27 points for the Mavericks.
Jerry Stackhouse scored 16 for Dallas, which
has won 46 of 5] after opening the season at
0-4.

Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and
Allen Iverson had 26 for the Nuggets, who
lost their fourth in a row. Marcus Camby
added 10 points and 17 rebounds for Denver.
e Jazz 105, Celtics 87: In Salt Lake City,
Derek Fisher scored 17 of his 21 points in the
second half and Carlos Boozer had 16 points
and 10 rebounds for Utah.

Paul Pierce had 19 points to lead the Celt-
ics, who have lost 22 of 23,

Langenbrunner gives Devils a victory

Paul Kariya, J.P. Dumont
and Vernon Fiddler scored in
regulation for Central Divi-
sion-leading Nashville, which
won despite blowing a two-
goal lead. The Predators, out-
shot 16-7 in the third period
and 5-0 in overtime, ended a
season-high four-game road
losing streak and improved to
7-0 against the Blue Jackets
this season.

e@ Ducks 5, Avalanche 3:
In Anaheim, Calif., Scott Nied-
ermayer scored the go-ahead
goal with 3:23 left and set up a
power-play tally by Chris
Pronger 48 seconds later, lead-
ing Anaheim over Colorado.

Andy McDonald had two
goals and an assist, and Teemu



Note: Two points for a win, one point for a tie and overtime loss

Sunday’s results

New Jersey 3, Washington 2
Minnesota 4, Edmonton 1

Chicago 5, St. Louis 1

Dallas 2, Vancouver 1 (OT)
Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1
Naghville 4, Columbus 3 (SO)
eim 5, Colorado 3

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RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Tonight’s games

Atlanta at Boston, 7
Toronto at Montreal, 7:30
Phoenix at Calgary, 9:30
Anaheim at San Jose, 10

Saturday’s results

Florida 7, Boston 2

N.Y. Islanders 3, Montreal 2
Washington 4, New Jersey 2
Ottawa 6, Buffalo 5

Carolina 4, Atlanta 1

Toronto 5, Philadelphia 2
Columbus 3, N.Y. Rangers 2
Nashville 4, ‘Detroit 3, OT
Calgary 7, San Jose 4

Los ‘Angeles 6, Colorado 5, SO

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Tampa Bay 36 25 2 1 75206 196 18-14-0-0 18-11-21 15-7-1-0
Atlanta 31 23. 7 3 72193 204 14-10-4-2 17-13-31 —13-5-5-1
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Florida 24 26 6 7 61 180 202 17-10-31 7-16-36 6-11-21 WASHINGTON — Jamie
Washington 24 29 2 8 58 188-219 14-13+1-4 10-16-1-4 8-11-1-2 Langenbrunner’s power-play
ATLANTIC _ asl L OL SL PTS GF GA __HOME | AWAY DIV goal broke a third-period tie,
New Jersey 39 18 0 6 84170 149 22-7-0-4 17-11-02 1@501 | amd Scott Clemmensen
eiosiutea 33 19 4 5 75211 193 18-8-2-2 15-11-2-3 15-6-1-1 became the first New Jersey
N.Y. Islanders 31 23 4 4 70183 174 17-10-31 14-13-1-3 11-9-2-0 oalie other than Martin Bro-
NY. Rangers 29 27 3 3 64180 178 12-14-3+1 17-13-0-2 9-11-0-2 e pee thi
Philadelphia 16 37 4 5 41 161 235 5-18-3-4 11-19-1-1 4-14-1-4 | eur to win a game this season
in the Devils’ 3-2 victory over
NORTHEAST WL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV the Washington Capitals on
- Buffalo 41 16 2 3 87 234 182 22-7-1-2 19-9-1-1 13-9-1-2 Sunday.
" Ottawa 36 22. 2 2 76215 171 20-L1-l-1 16-11-1-1 16-9-0-2 :
‘Montreal 32 26 1 5 70186 192 1812-0-3 14-14-1-2 10-8-0-4 Brodeur set an NHL record
Toronto 30 23 3 6 69198 200 12-13-23 18-10-1-3 10-9-2-2 | by winning his club’s first 38
Boston 30 27 1 3 64178 221 16-12-0-2 14-15-1-1 12-12-0-1 games this season. That streak
was snapped in Clemmensen’s
WESTERN CONFERENCE first appearance since Dec. 14.
Zach Parise and Travis
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‘Detroit. 39 16 4 4 86195 185 22-3-1-3 17-1331 134-21 | 28sist for the Devils, who have
St. Louis 26 27 5 4 61161 190 15-15-2-1 11-12-33 11-13-2-2 | won four straight road games
Columbus 2432 2 5 55 156 197 14-15-1-3 10-17-1-2_7-13-0-4 | and four of five overall.
Chicago 23 30 2 7 55 154 186 12-14-1-3 11-16-1-4 11-13-1-0 Brooksuraichealen cored
NORTHWEST WoL OL SLPTS GF GA HOME AWAY DIV for the Capitals, who have lost
Vancouver 36 21-2 «3-77: 164 156 19-9-1-1 17-12-1-2 13-11-0-1 | Six of seven and were bidding
pines 35 ai 1 4 75 181 161 22-5-1-3 13-18-0-1 —-11-6-1-2 for a home-and-home week-
algary 32 21 4 5 73200 169 25-6-0-1 715-44 — 12-7-1-2 ;
Edmonton 30 27 3 3 66172 182 18-11-1-1 12+16-2-2 9-13-1-0 end aie oF piece’ S
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Paul, Minn., Pierre-Marc Bou-
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an Jose 38 23 1 77 187 159 18-11-0-1 20-12-0-0 12-11-0-1 .
Dallas. 37 21 0 3 77165 146 21-9-0-1 16-12-0-2 18 6-04 saves to lead Minnesota past
Phoenix 26 32 2 1 55 163 209 14-13-2-0 12-19-01 713-2+1 Edmonton.
Los Angeles 21 32 5 5 52178 219 12-13-4-4 9-19-1-1 7-14-0-3 Fernando Pisani scored his

first goal since Jan. 31 seven
minutes into the third period
to cut the Wild’s lead to 2-1.
Minnesota answered a minute
later when Pavol Demitra set
up Marian Gaborik during a
2-on-l for his sixth goal in
seven games.

e Blackhawks 5, Blues 1:
In Chicago, Martin Havlat had
a goal and two assists, and

Nikolai Khabibulin stopped
22 shots as the Blackhawks,
0-3-2 in their previous five
contests, ended St. Louis’ four-
game winning streak.

e Stars 2, Canucks 1
(OT): In Dallas, Jere Lehti-
nen’s power-play goal 4:17 into
overtime lifted Dallas over
Vancouver and snapped the
Canucks’ six-game winning
streak.

Lehtinen notched his 21st
goal from the left circle with 5
seconds remaining on a trip-
ping penalty against Lukas
Krajicek. That completed the
Stars’ rally and improved their
mark to 12-3-2 in the last 17
games.

Roberto Luongo was less
than 30 seconds away from his
3lst NHL shutout when the

The Stars went on a two-man
advantage with 1:50 left, and
had a 6-on-3 skating edge with
1:05 remaining when goalie
Marty Turco was pulled for an
extra attacker.

e Lightning 5, Penguins
1: In Tampa, Fla., Brad Rich-
ards had a goal and three
assists, Martin St. Louis
matched a career-high with his
38th goal and Vincent Lecava-
lier added his 41st, leading
Southeast Division-leading
Tampa Bay past Pittsburgh.

e Predators 4, Blue
Jackets 3 (SO): In Columbus,
Ohio, Alexander Radulov
scored the only shootout goal
and Chris Mason stopped Rick
Nash on the final shot of the
tiebreaker, lifting Nashville
over Columbus.

Selanne added a goal and
assist to help the Pacific Divi-
sion-leading Ducks avoid a
four-game season sweep at the
hands of the last-place team in
the Northwest Division.

LATE SATURDAY

@ Flames 7, Sharks 4: In
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assists, leading Calgary over
San Jose.

e Kings 6, Avalanche 5
(SO): In Los Angeles, Rob
Blake tied the game with 4 sec-
onds left in regulation, Dustin
Brown scored the deciding
goal in the sixth round of a
shootout and Los Angeles
ended a seven-game home los-
ing streak by beating Colo-
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Reverend killed at home
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infant daughter from
armed robbers

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

A CLERGYMAN was
gunned down in cold blood in
his home yesterday as he tried
to rescue his infant daughter
from armed robbers.

A Cowpen Road community
was left in shock after the inci-
dent.

Reverend Nabal Louis of

~ Mountain Top Bible Church of . )

God became the country’s 10th
murder victim of the year when
a robbery spiralled out of con-
trol. He was shot dead in the
early hours of Sunday inside his
Unison Street home, off
Carmichael Road.

His wife, Louisana Carmous
Lewis and 14-month-old twin
daughters, Nadia and Nadies,
who were in the house at the
time, escaped the incident
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Speaking yesterday with The

Tribune, Rev Louis’ nephew,
23-year-old Louine Petit-Gean,
said his uncle died trying to pro-
tect one of his daughters, who
was being held hostage by a
gunman.

Mr Petit-Gean said that,
according to his aunt — the} ccler-
gyman’s widow — a group of
men kicked in the door of their
home at about 4am yesterday.

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demanded cash. Then they/took
one of the girls and told my
uncle that if he wanted her back
he had to give them the cash.
When my uncle went to get the
baby back they shot him in his
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@ REVEREND Nabal Louis
was shot dead in his home.

injuries right there,” he said.
Mr Petit-Gean said the com-
munity is in “deep shock” and

no longer feel safe in their,

homes.

“We are devastated. This
shows that there is no safety.
Someone has to stop what is
going on in this nation,” he said.

Mr Petit-Gean, who describes
himself as a community activist,

-said that although his uncle’s

church is small — only 50 mem-
bers strong — Rev Loius was
well-known as a community
builder in the Carmichael and
Bacardi Roads area.

“We were all about family.
He supported community build-
ing. He was well-known and

SEE page 13

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Hi THE wife of Reverend Nabal Louis, Louisana Carmous Lewis, with her 14-month-old twin

daughters, Nadia and Nadies.

â„¢ By PAUL G
TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

HUBERT Ingraham is the
“right man for the job” if a
righteous government is to
be restored to the Bahamas,
Dr Jacinta Higgs, the FNM
candidate for Fox Hill, said
yesterday.

Dr Higgs, along with the
FNM Elizabeth candidate
Elma Campbell, touted a
number of achievements and
plans being put forward by

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

the FNM on the radio talk

- show Parliament Street.

Before aligning herself with
the FNM, Dr Higgs was a
campaigner with her now
constituency opponent Fred
Mitchell, the Minister of For-
eign Affairs.

During the programme, Dr
Higgs explained why she is
an FNM, and why people
should vote for the FNM in
the general election.

“Why vote for the FNM? -

Because we are about family
development. We are about

Dr Higgs: Ingraham right man for the job

establishing and entrenching
the old landmarks in this
country with regards to fam-
ily values.

“Why vote for the FNM?
Because we are about devel-
oping and providing educa-
tional opportunities for our
young people so they can
become credentialled and
qualified to take up the posi-
tions offered by these foreign
investors.

“Why vote for the FNM?

SEE page 13

Rev C B Moss: I
never implicitly
said I would be
an independent

candidate
m@ By MARK HUMES

THE Rev CB Moss said yes-
terday that he never implicitly
stated that he would be an inde-
pendent candidate in the.
upcoming general election if he
were not ratified as the PLP’s
candidate in the Bain and
Grants Town constituency. _

Under the headline “Pastor
Threatens PLP Revolt,” The
Tribune on_Saturday reported
that “Reverend C B Moss says
he will run as independent if
not picked for the general elec-
tion.”

However, the pastor said the
PLP’s candidate selection
process is still incomplete. The
only thing he told talk show
host Steve McKinney last week
on his. show Immediate
Response was that “by the grace
of God, I will be a candidate in
the next election.”

Despite its implication, how-

SEE page 12

Anna Nicole

proceedings

‘to be heard

in Supreme
Court today

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Bahamas will once
again feel the spotlight of the
international media today, with
two major proceedings in the
ongoing Anna Nicole Smith
saga scheduled to be heard in
the Supreme Court.

Today sees the beginning of
two court hearings, one to
determine who gets custody of
the late cover girl’s infant
daughter, the other to decide
who rightfully owns the East-
ern Road home ‘Horizons’.

Justice Anita Allen is expect-
ed to hear arguments from the
lawyers of Ms Smith’s mother,
Virgie Arthur, and her long-
time companion, Howard K
Stern, on the issue of custody
of six-month-old Dannielynn —
whose parentage is still in ques-
tion.

Judge Jeanne Thompson is

SEE page 12

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Dock conditions costing New

Providence five cruise ships

@ By CARA BRENNEN-BETHEL
Tribune Business Reporter

he Bahamas is missing
out on thousands of dol-
lars in potential revenue
from cruise ships that
have to be turned away
due to the lack of space and deterio-
ration at Prince George’s Wharf in
Nassau.

According to one shipping insider,
in the past, Prince George’s Wharf
was able to accommodate up to I1
ships at a time, but now, only about
six can be handled.

The insider said this was due to a
combination of factors. He said some

m By NEIL HARTNELL,
Nis “Tribune Business Editor

“MORE than 350 residents have signed a
petition circulated by the Harbour Island
District Council backing the construction of

of the bollards at the dock (the iron
posts the ships are tethered to) are
either too small or have rusted away,
meaning they can no longer support
cruise ships, while the current
increases in cruise ship size have now
made Prince George’s Whart too
small.

As a result, many ships which
express an interest in coming to Nas-
sau have to be turned away.

“Ships request bookings up to two
years in advance, so already cruise
liners are being turned away for 2008-
2009,” the source said.

“The problem is that they are just
not doing anything regarding the
upkeep and expansion of the dock.”

Nassau’s close proximity to Florida
makes it an ideal destination as a first
or final stop on three, four and five-
day cruise itineraries, which means
that the weekends is where the most
potential revenue is being lost.

Even with the plans to remove the
commercial shipping facilities to the
southwestern end of New Providence,
the current docking facilities would
still not allow enough space for the
cruise ships to turn. The insider said
the best solution would be an idea
that was first discussed a few years
back.

“A couple of years ago it was pro-
posed that the harbour at Arawak
Cay breakwater be turned into a pier,

and you could accommodate more
ships and passengers coming over a
bridge at the end of Arawak Cay.
The cost would not be that much,
because all you have to do is put the
pilings along the breakwater. That
plan would allow for at least an addi-
tional three more ships,” the source
said.
However,
advanced.
He noted that the fenders, which
are placed on the side of the dock to
prevent the boats from slamming into
the wall, would have been in bad ship
as well if Royal Caribbean Cruise
Lines had not arranged with the Goy-
ernment that they would provide the

this plan was not

fenders, and the cost be deducted

: from their pier fees.

This lack of space was also why the
cruise ships were using their private
islands more, the insider said,

The source also noted that Freeport
was losing some appeal with the
cruise lines because it is such an
expensive port, due to departure and
head taxes being above the standard
$15 that the Bahamas government
received.

When the cruise ships use their pri-
vate islands, if they bring in more pas-
sengers than average, they are then
entitled to a reduction in the tax at the
end of the year, which is another rea-

350-strong petition backs
| resort’s $57.5m project

three-year period and create between 90-100
extra jobs.

The petition backing the small-scale expan-
sion project at the Romora Bay Club-Hotel
was circulated after the Docks Committee,
which has responsibility for vetting all mari-

|,,..asmall.marina and condo units at an existing

hotel on the island,.a project that could have
a $57.5 million total economic impact over a

SEE page 2B

son why the islands are so popular.

Bermuda insurer enters Bahamas

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

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market next month, intensify-
ing competition in an industry
that has seen extensive con-
solidation over the past four
to five years.

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Nadine Bain, the former cor-
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SEE page 5B

Permanent trade
body sought

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE private sector and gov-
ernment are moving to estab-
lish a “permanent and institu-
tionalised” unit that will deal
with both the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA)
being negotiated with the
European Union (EU), and all
trade arrangements the
Bahamas may be confronted
with in the future.

Fred Mitchell, minister of
foreign affairs, last week held a

-meeting at his ministry to

inform both the private sector
and the Civil Society Group
that the Bahamas would sub-
mit a “minimum offer” to the
EU as part of the next CARI-
FORUM offer, informed
sources told The Tribune.

It is understood that A
Leonard Archer, the Bahamas
Ambassador to CARICOM,
has been dispatched to Brus-
sels to inform the EU and its
members that the Bahamas
will be part of the CARIFO-
RUM offer and negotiating
process on the EPA, some-
thing the EU has been pressing
for.

Philip Simon, the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce’s exec-
utive director, said both pri-
vate and public sectors were
moving towards the creation
of a permanent trade unit to
help develop a strategy for
addressing not only the EPA,
but issues such as this nation’s
potential accession to full
membership in the World
Trade Organisation (WTO).

Another issue that needed
to be addressed, Mr Simon
explained, was the likely future
need for the Bahamas, either
individually or as part of
CARICOM, to negotiate a
free trade agreement (FTA)
with the US to replace the
Caribbean Basin Initiative
(CBI), bringing this trading
relationship into line with
WTO rules.

“We are moving now
towards the establishment of
some type of model than can
be made permanent and insti-
tutionalised, that not only
addresses the EPA but any
type of trade arrangement we
may consider in the future,”
Mr Simon said.

He added that there had
been discussions on whether
to revive the Bahamas Trade
Commission, the joint private-
public sector body that advised
the Government to “defer”
any decision on joining the
Caribbean Single Market &
Economy (CSME) in 2003
report, but has done nothing
since and has seemingly disap-
peared from the radar screen.

Mr Simon said the creation
of an alternative trade unit had
also been assessed, adding that
he hoped whatever was formed
would draw upon the experi-
ence and expertise that existed
in various government agen-
cies and ministries.

Until the last Cabinet reshuf-
fle, responsibility for dealing
with international trade

SEE page 9B




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tional Bank (Bahamas) Ltd
(CIB) — Fiscal 2006 was
another profitable one for CIB,
with the regional bank posting
net income of $110.6 million,
representing an increase of
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sus $126.5 million for the same
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cent to total $1.2 million, while
cost.@f sales increased by
$150,300 or 130 per cent to
total $265,000.

Gross profit margin declined
to 77 per cent versus 88 per
cent in 2005. Operating

350-strong petition backs resort's

FROM page 1B

na projects in the Bahamas,
first gave, but then rescinded,
its approval of the resort’s pro-
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expenses declined by $56,600
to total $808,000, while income
from continued operations
stood at $120,300 versus $9,800
in 2005.

RND's finance charges,
standing at $262,900 on bank
debt totalling $3.3 million as

said: “The Romora Bay pro-
ject will redevelop an existing
property and add for our ben-
efit marina slips that will add to
the economy of the island, and
will by all means provide for
the many young persons that
have entered the job market
in the past few years, and for
the one just coming out of
school.”

The petition was first circu-
lated some two weeks ago, and

_ stopped collecting signatures

last Tuesday.

Romora Bay’s current own-
ers, an investor consortium
called Bonachella Investments,
acquired the niche, boutique
property in November 2004,
and have since won the Har-
bour Island Council’s formal
approval for a project which,
besides the marina, also
involves the construction of 40
condominium units.

Together with the marina,
the condo units are understood
to be a $17 million construc-
tion project. Romora Bay,
which currently has 22 rooms
split between one 15-room
building that Bonachella owns
and two others on a ground
lease that it manages, would
see its staff numbers grow from
about 35 at present to 125 if
the expansion projects go
ahead.

Sources have told The Tri-
bune that over a three-year
period, the Romora Bay
expansion would generate
about an extra $9 million in
government tax revenues, and
some $27 million in on and off-
property additional guest
spending.

The resort’s current contri-
bution to the Public Treasury
and Harbour Island economy
is 4 fraction” of what it could
be if the marina and condo
units projects went ahead.

Romora Bay was under-
stood to have been in the final
stages of working to obtain its
building permits for the marina
and condo units, liaising close-
ly with the Departments of
Physical Planning, Environ-
mental Health and Building
Control.

The rescinding of the

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than eliminated operating
income. Another area of con-
cern.is RND's inability to coy-
er its current liabilities, which
stood at $1.6 million as at
November 30, 2006, while cur-
rent assets were only $287,000.

$57.5m project

approvals for the Romora Bay
marina has raised some eye-
brows on Harbour Island and
elsewhere, especially since it
is half the size of the 60-slip
Valentine’s marina that has
attracted. the Government’s
attention, and become a focus
of its draft marina policy.

The Valentine’s marina
appears already to have altered
the character of Harbour
Island’s waterfront and appear-
ance, being totally out of kilter
with the island’s character. The
development at Romora Bay,
if it goes ahead, would be ona
much smaller scale.

And Romora Bay is set on
some 4.2 acres of land, an area
three times the size of Valen-
tines, meaning that it has one
third the density of its Harbour
Island counterpart. The Envi-
ronmental Impact Assessment
(EIA) and Environmental
Management Plan (EMP) for
the Romora Bay marina had
also been approved by the
BEST Commission.

“An eco-sensitive marina
and a niche, boutique resort
like Romora Bay is paying the
price for others who came
before it, and either proposed
or built resorts that were not
appropriate in size and
design,” one source said.

Romora Bay is understood
to have proposed that it would
install a reverse osmosis plant
as part of its marina project,
in addition to pumping out the
marina and creating their own
sewage and wastewater treat-
ment plant. Waste water would
be recycled.

Currently, the Government
is working on developing a
master plan for Harbour
Island’s future growth and
development with the assis-
tance of a lobby group called
the Save Harbour Island Asso-
ciation.

The Association, which is
understood to largely consist
of winter second home resi-
dents, has paid for part of the
costs involved in producing this
master plan. It is also said to be
opposed to any more major
development on Harbour
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sites that enable people with
common interests to connect
and deepen their bonds, are
particularly hot.

WEB 2.0 ACTION

Deep-pocketed companies
are now angling for a piece of
the Web 2.0 action — a quest
that already has yielded a cou-
ple big jackpots, helping to
propel the sales prices of
startups to their highest levels
since the dot-com boom.

News Corp. paid $580 mil-

lion in 2005 to buy MySpace, _

the largest social-networking
site, and Google snapped up
video-sharing pioneer You-
Tube for $1.76 billion late last
year.

“I’m surprised a lot more
companies haven’t already
been bought,” said Reid Hoff-
man, a veteran Silicon Valley
executive who has invested in
many startups, including
Facebook. “My hunch is the
deals are only going to get
more expensive in 2008 and
2009.”

In 2006, the average price
paid for a startup funded by
venture capitalists rose
19 percent to $114 million.
That was the highest amount
since the dot-com frenzy of
2000 when the average price
of venture-backed startups
peaked at $337 million,
according to data from Thom-
son Financial and the
National Venture Capital
Association.

AUTOMOTIVE

° CHRYSLER

board of Chrysler’s German
parent, DaimlerChrysler, has
endorsed the restructuring
plan as the path toward a
return to profitability by
‘2008.

Meanwhile, Volkswagen
spokeswoman Christine Ritz
said Europe’s biggest auto-
maker was not interested in
acquiring money-losing
Chrysler if it is put up for sale.
The Renault-Nissan auto alli-
ance and Hyundai said earlier
they were not interested in
buying Chrysler.

Erich Merkle, an industry
analyst with the auto consult-
ing company IRN in Grand
Rapids, said it makes little
sense for private equity firms
to be interested in Chrysler.

“You’ve got a lot of work to
turn something like that
around,” he said.- “Private
equity guys like to get a
quicker turn on their buck
without so much headache.”

Merkle, who says Chrysler
could be a good value to
someone, believes the sale
_ talk is corporate theater on
DaimlerChrysler’s part, giv-
ing the company leverage as it
enters contract talks with the
United Auto Workers and
placating German investors
who want to dump Chrysler.

DaimlerChrysler’s U.S.
shares rose 94 cents, or 1.3
percent, to close at $70.92 on

the New York Stock
Exchange.
Chrysler last week

announced it lost $1.475 bil-
lion in 2006 and said it
expects. losses to continue
through 2007. DaimlerChrys-
ler, however, earned $4.26 bil-

LENDING



PAUL SAKUMA/AP

FACING A DECISION: Ginnie Chan works for Facebook.com,
which now boasts nearly 17 million registered users.

If the dealmaking market
continues to heat up, Zucker-
berg will end up looking
smart for rebuffing Yahoo and
other suitors that included
Microsoft and Viacom.

Assuming Facebook hits its
financial targets, the Palo
Alto-based company should
be able to command a sales
price well above $1 billion or
pursue an even more lucra-
tive initial public offering of
stock in the tradition of Goo-
gle, Yahoo, eBay and
Amazon.com.

A Facebook sale or IPO is
bound to happen eventually
so the startup’s early inves-
tors, consisting mostly of ven-
ture capitalists, can realize
some profits. Facebook. has
raised about $38.5 million
since Zuckerberg started the

‘site in 2004 while he was still

a sophomore at Harvard Uni-
versity.

SOME FLEXIBILITY

Zuckerberg has some flexi-
bility in deciding when to
cash out because Facebook
already is profitable.

An IPO or sale will “make
sense at some point for the
company, but I never think
that’s the goal,” said Zucker-

*

berg, who is believed to con-

trol nearly one-third of Face- |

book’s stock. “The goal is to
... continue introducing cer-
tain revolutionary products
that push us to the next level.”

Marc Andreessen, who
made a fortune during his 20s
as co-founder of Web
browser pioneer Netscape
Communications, is among
those who believe Facebook
is going to become even more
valuable during the next year
or two.

‘THE SMART THING’

“Facebook is doing the
smart thing. If you are in a big
market dike social networking,
you are usually better off
waiting [to sell],” said
Andreessen, who is now chief
technology officer for another
social-networking startup,
Ning. Had MySpace remained
independent, it would proba-
bly be worth $5 billion now,
Andreessen estimated.

- Should Facebook stumble,
it may some day be suffering
the same pangs of regret tor-
menting Friendster, which
turned down a takeover bid
from Google in 2003 when it
reigned as Internet’s hottest
social-networking site.

Had that offer been
accepted, Friendster founder
Jonathan Abrams and a small
group of early investors
reportedly would have
received $30 million in Goo-
gle stock that would have
been worth about $1 billion
today.

OTHER TALES

Other tales of woe are
bound to emerge after the lat-
est dealmaking cycle winds
down, predicted Ken Marlin,
a technology investment
banker in New York.

“The world is filled with
companies that waited too
long to sell and missed their
window of opportunity,” he
said. “We think this land grab
[on the Internet] probably
will only last another year or
two.”

Palo Alto-based Metacafe
fielded a takeover offer
shortly after Google and You-
Tube first got together in
October before deciding to

‘remain independent, said co-

founder Arik Czerniak.

Denver-based Photobucket
also prefers to remain inde-
pendent as it strives to nearly
double its registered users to
60 million by the end of this
year, said Alex Welch, who
has raised about $15 million in
venture capital since co-
founding the site in 2003.

But no startup is stirring
more takeover chatter than
Facebook, which began as a
site exclusively for college
students before opening up to
high school students in 2005
and finally accepting all com-
ers last fall.

The site now has nearly
17 million registered users,
most of whom fall into the
under-35 demographic prized
by advertisers. And Facebook
gives advertisers plenty of
marketing opportunities
because its users churn
through about 1 billion Web
pages per day.

Chrysler tries to balance restructuring



JEFF ROBERSON/MIAMI HERALD FILE

THE WAITING GAME: Minivans and trucks sit outside a Chrysler assembly plant in Fenton,
Mo, Chrysler has offered financial information to a select group of potential buyers.

lion in 2006.

The news was accompa-
nied by plans to shed 13,000
jobs, including 11,000 produc-

tion workers and 2,000 sala-.

ried employees as it trims
expenses and factory capacity
to match declining sales. The
automaker also announced
the closure of one plant and
layoffs at several others.

In announcing the cuts,

DaimlerChrysler Chairman

Dieter Zetsche said all
options are on the table for
Chrysler. He would not rule
out a possible sale.

As part of the restructur-
ing, Chrysler on Friday deliv-
ered early retirement offers to

eligible nonunion white collar
workers as it tries to cut its
salaried work force by 2,000
by 2008.

TWO OFFERS

The first offer went to
workers 62 and older who will
have 10 or more years of ser-
vice as of May 31. It includes
three months’ salary and a
$20,000 voucher for a car or a
$20,000 contribution to a
retirement health care
account. The workers also
will get credits in a health
care retirement account that
ordinarily would not be given
unless they were at least 60
years old and had 30 years

with the company.

The second offer was made
to selected employees ages 53
to 61 with 10 or more years of
service as of June 30. It essen-

-tially gives them their full

pension benefits and the same
retiree health care benefits as
a worker with 30 years of ser-
vice.

Chrysler would not say
how many workers received
the offers. The company has
16,800 nonunion salaried
workers and a total salaried
work force of about 21,500.

Offers to unionized white-
collar workers and to blue-
collar workers will go out
next week, the company said.

Subprime woes have been brewing for years

* SUBPRIME

certainly help as well, but that
assumes the industry can
recover quickly enough to
keep banks interested in

underwriting people with:

questionable credit.

“If the investment banks
and larger institutional lend-
ers are afraid to lend... the
money to underwrite sub-

prime loans on a short-term
basis, that’s the concern we
have with these companies,”
said Morningstar analyst
Ryan Lentell. “If they can’t
finance new loans, that would
have a detrimental effect.
That’s what has led a lot of
these companies to leave the
business.”

Some lenders are trying to
show they still have control

over the situation, saying
they’re tightening credit
requirements or are selling off
the worst of their loans.

They say the loans sold in
2006 should be the bottom of
the barrel and the ones sold in
2007 will be much more reli-
able.

H&R Block, which is
looking to sell its Option One

subprime lending arm, said
Thursday it has seen default
rates in the first 30 days of
loans decline from 3.83 per-
cent in the second quarter to

3.13 percent in the third quar-

ter.

“Six months into having
identified this issue we’re
starting to see the light at the
end of the tunnel,” Chief
Executive Mark Ernst said.



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BUSINESS BRIEFS



MICHAEL SOHN/MIAMI HERALD FILE

FALLING CONFIDENCE: German business confidence
slipped again in February, a survey showed Friday.
Above, shoppers walk down a street in Berlin.

German business
confidence slips again

From Herald Wire Services

German business confidence slipped again in February, a
widely watched survey showed Friday, but analysts said
Europe’s largest economy was still set to grow through 2007.

The Munich-based Ifo’s business climate index declined to
107 in February from 107.9 in January. Economists polled by
Dow Jones Newswires had expected a slight drop to 107.5.
Current business confidence dropped from 112.8 to 111.6.

“Does this mean that the German economy will fall back
behind its neighbors again after one year of exceptionally
robust growth?” asked Alexander Koch, an economist with
UniCredit in Munich. “Not at all. The recent downward
movement was driven above all by a correction in the excep-
tionally high assessment of the current situation in the retail

and construction sector.”

Business expectations also fell — going from 103.2 in Janu-
ary to 102.6 in February — but the Ifo dismissed any fears that
Europe’s biggest economy was poised for a slowdown.

‘e EUROPE .

RAYTHEON CLEARED TO
SELL AIRCRAFT SECTOR

USS. defense contractor
Raytheon (RTN) won EU
regulatory approval to sell
its aircraft business to a
company owned by Gold-
man Sachs and Onex Part-
ners for $3.3 billion.

The European Commis-
sion automatically cleared
the deal after identifying no
antitrust problems and
receiving no complaints
from rivals within a deadline
of 25 working days. ~

’ Raytheon, the world’s
fifth-largest defense com-
pany, announced the deal in
December, selling the unit
to Hawker Beechcraft, a
new company formed by an
affiliate of Wall Street
investment bank Goldman
Sachs and private-equity
firm Onex Partners.

The Wichita, Kan.-based
unit makes, Hawker and
Beechcraft planes for com-
mercial and military mar-
kets that compete with Bom-
bardier Aerospace, the civil
aircraft division of Canadian
Bombardier, and Brazil-
based Empresa Brasileira de
Aeronautica.

RETAILER

LOWE’S 4Q PROFIT
DROPS 11.5 PERCENT

Profit at Lowe’s (LOW)
fell 11.5 percent in the fourth
quarter but beat analysts’
expectations, and investors
rewarded the home
improvement retailer.

Wall Street sent shares of

_ the nation’s second-largest
home improvement chain
higher. In fact, some ana-
lysts made bets that Lowe’s
might have borne the worst
of a slowdown from the
slumping housing sector.

“Yes, it does appear that
the worst is behind them,”
said Stephanie Hoff, senior

. retail analyst with Edward
Jones. “I think the question
going forward though is
how rapidly can we travel
down that road to recovery.
Iam a little surprised at the
strength in the stock today.”

Lowe’s shares closed up
$1.30, or 3.9 percent, to
$34.93 on the New York
Stock Exchange after reach-
ing a 52-week high of $35.74
earlier in the session.

The company, which
opened 58 stores in the quar-
ter, had expected same-store
sales to decline 4 percent to
6 percent for the quarter.

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SP Fnel XLF 37.30 37,30 A. 20013
Nasdl00Tr QQQQ 45.26 45.27 «+01 19814
CSXs CSX 40,42 40.27 +15 17250
ClearChan CCU 36.47 3647 * 12800
Realogyn 4H 29.68 29.68 +.00 12640
CompsBe BSS 69.95 69.95 * 12162
KimbClk KMB 70.00 70.00 * 11352
ta BMY 27.05 27.06 +.01 10000
Vi VIV 3.98 3.98 » 10000
Intel INTC 20.76 20.81 +.05 9953
Cocacl KO 47.26 47.20 ~.06 8911
InPhonic INPC 13.25 13.00 25 8850

e SHIPPING

UPS SIGNS NEW DEAL
FOR AIRBUS JETS

Despite a two-year delay
in the rollout of the new
A380 double-decker jet,
UPS (UPS) continued to

_focus on the new plane’s
potential by working out an
agreement with Airbus
revising delivery dates for
its 10-plane order.and allow-
ing either party to terminate
the purchase order later this
year.

In contrast, UPS rival
FedEx (FDX) responded to
the new plane’s delays by
canceling its A380 order
with Toulouse, France-
based Airbus in November ’
and announcing it would
purchase 15 U.S.-made Boe-
ing 777 freighters with an
option to buy 15 more.

-UPS and Airbus officials
declined Friday to disclose
the new delivery dates. The
agreement was signed
Thursday, UPS said.

Airbus spokeswoman
Barbara Kracht confirmed a
new agreement had been
reached but declined to

. comment further.

e FRANCE

CEMENT MAKER HURT
BY TAX LIABILITY

Lafarge, the world’s
largest cement maker, said
its fourth-quarter fell 15 per-
cent as its tax liability rose.

Net income dropped to ©
$363 million in the three
months through Dec: 31,
from $425 million in the
same period a year earlier, a
company spokeswoman
said.

Full-year profit rose
25 percent after the com-
pany gained full controlof _
its North American unit. Net
income rose to $1.8 billion
from $1.45 billion, the com-
pany said in a statement.
Sales rose 17 percent to $22.3
billion. Lafarge also said it
plans to buy back as much as
$658.1 million of shares this
year.

“We saw a strong
increase in our results, with
positive trends in our mar-
kets, strong organic growth
and tighter cost controls,”
Chief Executive Bruno
Lafont said. “Favorable
trends continued in the
fourth quarter, and our
results should continue to
improve in 2007.”

Lafarge shares fell
1.51 percent to close at
$154.55 in Paris.

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copies of certificates and telephone contacts to:

The Director, Human Resources
Lyford Cay Members Club
Lyford Cay
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: #362-6245



Legal Notice

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No.45 of 2000) .

FONTAINEBLEAU INTERNATIONAL CORP.
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the. International Business Companies Act No. 45 of 2000,
FONTAINEBLEAU INTERNATIONAL CORP.,, has been dissolved

and struck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Register General on the 13th day of February, 2007.

Mr. Carlo Oliviero Roncoroni
Alameda das Primulas
171, Res. Alphaville 6,
Santana de Parnaiba - SP,
CEP 06539-160,

Brazil

Liquidator



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streaming.

He believes it will continue
to set more trends in the
industry with the opening of
its Freeport plant, in terms of
both manufacturing and
shipping capabilities.

“T gave my word that I will
be build a plant in Freeport
by February, and we did it.
We built a wireless plant in
eight days,” Mr Knabb said.

Addition

In addition to the current
20,000 square foot facility,
the wireless technology sup-
plier is also currently negoti-
ating another site for con-
struction of a 400,000 square
foot plant in Freeport.

‘Mr Knabb said the
Freeport plant will allow for
speedy product shipments in

UBS

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the leading Wealth Managers in
the Caribbean. We look after wealthy private clients by
providing them with comprehensive, value-enhancing services.
In order to strengthen our team we look for an additional

Client Advisor Brazil

Ideal candidate will be honest, responsible,
punctual and self-motivated.

_ Salary commensurate with experience.
FAX 326-2824.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

rather than the usual six to, |

eight weeks from his plants: |

in China and Taiwan. |
“If we sell you something |

today we now have the: |

capacity to build it tomor-'
row, and ship it to you the,
next day. That is unheard of
in our industry. I think what,
we are doing will set prece+
dence,” he said. 4

Company

Mr Knabb said the com-
pany was profitable, grow-
ing from $3 million to over

‘$100 million in revenue over

the last 12 months.

He said Pegasus was com-
mitted to the training and
education of Bahamians. He
pledged to donate two com-

uter laboratories, or
$10,000, to Hugh Campbell:

Primary and Bishop Michael- -

Eldon High.

Mr Knabb has also offered
to donate 10 scholarships per
year to the College of the
Bahamas for the next five
years, targeting young.
Bahamians interested in the
fields of technology. ‘

OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED |

To assist in General Office Work. Duties include, jj}
but not limited to, Receptionist, Filing, Typing,
Banking and Postal Duties. Will also be required .
to perform some Accounting and Payroll '
Functions. Excellent Computer Skills Necessary.

In this challenging position you will be responsible for the
following tasks (traveling required):

® Advisory of existing clients

« Acquisition of high net worth individuals
« Presentation and implementation of investment solutions
in the client's mother tongue

We are searching for a personality with solid experience in
wealth management, specialized in the fields of customer
relations, investment advice and portfolio management.
Excellent sales and advisory skills as well as solid knowledge of
investment products are key requirements. A proven track
record with a leading global financial institution as well as
fluency in English and Portuguese is essential.

Written applications should be addressed to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas








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