Monday Record for December 19, 2011
The Anniston Star's Monday Record section for December 19, 2011.
MONDAY RECORD YOUR GUIDE TO PUBLIC RECORDS AND VITAL STATISTICS IN CALHOUN COUNTY BanKruptcies A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows the debtor to retain certain exempt property, but the debtor's remaining property is gathered and sold by a trustee from which creditors will receive payment. It may also be used by businesses which wish to terminate their business. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables debtors, through court supervision and protection, to propose and carry out a repayment plan under which creditors are paid, in full or in part, in installments over a three-year period. During that time, debtors are prohibited from starting or continuing collection efforts. The following bankruptcies declared by Calhoun County residents were recorded by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Alabama last week: The Anniston Star l Monday, December 19, 2011 l Page 3A Deaths charles r. Bedwell, Glencoe Guy felton Benefield Jr., Wedowee James l. "Jamie" Brown, Ashland Juanita l. chavers, Heflin sara sproull choquette, Anniston Betty Brannon cleghorn, Florida charles "papose" collins, Anniston James Keith flood, Anniston otto edgar fowler, Wedowee sue huddleston Grant, Woodland Myrtice noles hester, Graham lela Judkins, Talladega rovine Joyce King, Piedmont howard Mcfarlie, Roanoke oia eldred Mitchell, Lineville Donald o'Kelley, Anniston alvin Ben owens, Jacksonville lorene carter perry, Cragford hazel M. ratliff, Mississippi Mary J. roberts, Anniston David edward ross, Piedmont Glyn satterfield, Lineville clara "Mama faye" self, Anniston Ken shaddix, Anniston albert allen smith, Ohio Grace Dempsey spears, Piedmont Jessie B. stephens, Roanoke herbert lee swann, Roanoke Jesse lamar traywick, Dothan William henry Ware, Gadsden carol sue Bradshaw Yother, Saks chapter 7 � clinton W. rutledge, Jacksonville � Jerry D. anderson, 75 Carnoustic Pl., Anniston � Mary cordelia pope, 468 McClellan Road, Alexandria � charles h. turner and teresa a. turner, 76 Erickton Drive, Anniston � Joel W. hawbaker, 823 Maplewood Ave., Anniston chapter 13 � robert lee Wilson of Anniston to Jamie lynn smith of Anniston � timothy ryan sanford of Jacksonville to Kimberley nicole robertson of Jacksonville � Michael cody rivers of Weaver to Kristin shirlanne Murphy of Weaver � Willie charles taylor Jr., of Anniston to tara Jean Wright of Anniston � ricky lee clemons of Jacksonville to elizabeth De'ra Bond of Jacksonville � Jerry lee lewallen of Anniston to Victoria irene Baughn of Oxford � freddy Kyle Quarles of Piedmont to shelly Diane Baldwin of Piedmont � terry Brentt roberts of Anniston to seraphine stacy Murphree of Anniston MarriaGe licenses � samuel talmage Kuhn of Oxford to abby elizabeth Moorehead of Oxford � steven Michael phillips of Weaver to laura Dione Kendall of Weaver � David allen Garris of Oxford to Mary elizabeth Browning of Oxford � Joe ceafus foshee of Oxford to Jamie Beth cunningham of Anniston � timothy scott Wyatt of Jacksonville to sonya redding crow of Jacksonville � Justin lee Dunn of Scottsboro to tashina leigh Green of Jacksonville � steven Duane shriver of Anniston to tonya lynn hughes of Anniston � Barry Wayne Wells of Jacksonville to sherre Johnson Green of Jacksonville cattle sale Here is the livestock market report for the Tuesday sale. Receipts for this week 1094 compared to 1277 last week. Receipts a year ago 981. feeDer classes: Bulls and steers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. 165.00 to 217.00; 300-400 lbs. 155.00 to 207.50; 400-500 lbs. 135.00 to 182.50; 500-600 lbs. 125.00 to 162.50; 600-700 lbs. 90.00 to 133.00. Heifers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. 120.00 to 157.50; 300-400 lbs. 115.00 to 160.00; 400-500 lbs. 108.00 to 138.00; 500-600 lbs. 94.00 to 127.00; 600-700 lbs. 90.00 to 124.00. slauGhter classes: Cows: Breakers 70.00 to 76.50; Boners 77.00 to 81.50; Lean 63.00 to 69.50. Bulls: Normal Dressing 5458% 66.00 to 82.50. Wills proBateD � helen h. lee � charles terry clement � Mildred heaslett landt � James e. howely � Keith D. Butz and Deborah M. Butz, 419 South Corning St., Anniston � rodney K. stephens, 726 Luttrell St., Oxford � shaun elston, 198 Dogwood Drive, Weaver � Gwendolyn Griffin, 13 Twine St., Anniston � patrice n. harris, 2828 Moore Ave., Anniston � Mark Daniel rogers, 18505 Alabama HWY. 9, Piedmont � Brenda crook, 5913 Holly Trace Road, Anniston � sherry henderson, 101 East 54th St., Anniston � amanda a. simmons, 5331 Glade Brooke Terrace, Anniston foreclosures � James r. owen and Joy G. owen, Piedmont Land & Improvement Company, block 6, lots 32-34. � Mary J. cunningham, Anniston Land Company, block 709, lots 2 and 3. � cheyenne robert Moore and Ginger Moore, a parcel of land in section 4, Closed Dec. 20 and 27 for Christmas and New Year township 15, range 8. � John h. riddle and Mar- holidays. gie V. riddle, Cross Creek, incorporations 1st addition, lot 5. incorporated DiVorces Tamra Freeman Cobb and Hardy Glenn Cobb Ronald Andrew Boyles and Tammy Boyles Erika Bell Brown and Ben Steven Brown Shawna Hamer and Wyndol Hamer Jr. Brandy Hall Bamberg and Brian Joe Bamberg William F. Karl and Gretchen M. Karl Cecil Williamson and Marlene Williamson Katie Gallegly and Anthony Allen Zayas Jamie Mille Johnson and William Johnson John Stephen Payne and Lana Janese Payne Teresa Conquist and Thomas Lee Conquist Sr. James Howard and Misti Dawn Howard Allison Denise Rhoads and Harold Allen Rhoads Jessica Byers and Jeffrey Alan Byers Tony Dewayne Green and Jennifer Leigh Green Scott W. Martin and Kimberly Martin eDitor's note The material inside the Monday Record is recorded by The Anniston Star from various institutions and government offices. The public records are published as they appeared on the documents obtained by the newspaper. Direct questions and comments about Monday Record to Isaac Godwin at firstname.lastname@example.org. � A&L Alignment & Brakes INC. � Artisanal Baked Goods LLC. � Gathering Place 7 LLC. � Jacquelyn & Shanda LLC. � Creamy Q's LLC. � Stage 3 Fabrication LLC. Dissolved hautE homEmaDE The CrAfTer'S CorNer iN SuNDAy'S Life SeCTioN � Mcwhorter Properties � EDM and Associates LLC. � Holmes Enterprises LLC. � Marsh Home Construction LLC. � Blackwell Agency INC. � Aqua Jet Pressure Washing Blotter Crimes are listed by location. Anonymous tips may be called in to Crime Stoppers at 256-238-1414. A reward of up to $1,000 may be given. television. � Residence, first block of Shipley Road: game console, television, laptop computer. � Residence, 300 block of E Street: assorted jewelry, coins. � Residence, 800 block of West 42nd Street: two firearms, television. � Residence, 2400 block of Bynum Leatherwood Road: two televisions, Blu-ray player, iPad. � Residence, 500 block of East 6th Street: laptop computer, cell phone. purse, wallet, personal I.D., assorted jewelry. � Residence, 6000 block of Gunter Street: refrigerator, antique dresser, washing machine, stove, assorted family pictures. � Restaurant, 1800 block of South Quintard Avenue: cash. � Church, 1300 block of Parkwood Drive: assorted air conditioners. anniston The following property crimes were reported to the Anniston Police Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. Burglaries � Residence, 1400 block of Marguerite Avenue: two television, laptop computer, game console. � Residence, unspecified block of East 27th Street: television, jewelry. � Residence, 200 block of Hayes Street: assorted jewelry. � Residence, 3100 block of West Jefferson Street: electrical wiring. � Residence, 1100 block of West 32nd Street: ceiling fan, gas stove, gas dryer, water heater. � Residence, unspecified block of Donnie Drive: assorted game consoles, television, DVD player, guitar, amplifier, assorted Bluray discs. � Residence, 3000 block of West Jefferson Street: assorted wire. � Residence, 2100 block of Thomas Avenue: television. � Residence, first block of Longleaf Drive: television, jewelry box. � Residence, 300 block of Elm Street: air conditioner, DVD player, game console, iPod, assorted pairs of shoes, cash. � Residence, 1200 block of Kilby Terrace: television. � Residence, 4900 block of Ashlawn Drive: laptop computer, space heater, jewelry, assorted jewelry, assorted clothing, assorted games. � Residence, 3100 block of Morrisville Road: robbery � Convenience store, 5100 block of McClellan Boulevard: cash, cigarettes. thefts � School, 500 block of Cooper Circle: cell phone. � Residence, 1500 block of West Sanders Street: Siberian Huskie female dog. � Service station, 5500 block of McClellan Boulevard: assorted merchandise. � Residence, 6000 block of Glade Road: utility trailer. � Restaurant, 1800 block of South Quintard Avenue: cash. � Street, 1000 block of Noble Street: backpack, assorted teaching supplies, laptop computer. � Residence, 1000 block of 19th Street: assorted 15-inch rims. � Residence, 6400 block of Weaver Road: red antique gas pump. � Residence, 2700 block of Simpson Street: clothes dryer, charcoal grill, gas heater, car bumper, two air conditioners, wheel barrow. (Recovered 12-12-2011) � Residence, 1300 block of West 12th Street: laptop computer. � Residence, first block of Pelham Heights: television, game console. � Residence, 5400 block of Walnut Street: wallet, personal I.D., cash, credit card, jewelry. � Residence, 5400 block of Walnut Street: auto-related thefts � Residence, 1400 block of Cooper Avenue: CD player. calhoun county The following property crimes were reported to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. Burglaries � Residence, Jamback Road, Anniston: jewelry box, assorted jewelry. � Residence, Six Foot Road, Ohatchee: assorted containers of Freon. � Residence, College Street, Anniston: water heater, lawnmower, computer monitor, tow chain, microwave oven, assorted Christmas ornaments, assorted tent stakes, poles and bag. � Church, Mt. View Road, Wellington: ceiling tile, projector and wiring. � Residence, Graton Road South, Ohatchee: television, jewelry box, assorted jewelry. � Residence, Short Street, Oxford: cell phone, wallet, cash, debit card, medications, assorted hair care tools. � Street, Cottaquilla Road, Jacksonville: pocket knife, cell phone, jewelry, assorted animals, rear-view mirror. � Residence, West 42nd Street, Anniston: jewelry. � Residence, Old Downing Mill Road, Anniston: utility trailer. � Residence, Macon-Johnson Drive, Jacksonville: earphones, laptop computer. � Commercial location, U.S. 21 South, Oxford: 2011 RTV 900 Kubota. � Residence, U.S. 431 South, Gadsden: wallet, checkbook cover, jewelry, assorted checks. � Commercial location, Kimberly Road, Piedmont: copper, cylinder of oxygen, cylinder of nitrogen, two blasting helmets, grinder, welding helmet, regulator tank. � Residence, Clark Cut-off Road, Wellington: firearm. � Residence: Rocky Hollow Road, Jacksonville: four-wheeler. � Residence, Dallas Drive, Piedmont: cash. � Residence, Laurel Trace Road, Anniston: jewelry. � Storage facility, Old Davistown Road, Anniston: rods and reels, toolbox, assorted tools, assorted engine parts, tackle box. � Residence, Boiling Springs Road, Ohatchee: air conditioning unit. � Bank, Tillman Avenue, Anniston: closed end mortgage loan. � Residence, Jericho Trail, Ohatchee: assorted sheets of OSB and lumber. auto-related thefts thefts � J & M Midway, U.S. 431, Wellington: 1986 Toyota truck. � Residence, Kirkseys Bend Road, Ohatchee: firearm. � Residence, U.S. 431, Alexandria: CD player, navigation system, CDs, personal I.D. � Residence, Peeks Hill Road, Ohatchee: 2002 Ford Taurus. 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HAZMAT, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Jacksontuesday ville EMA, email email@example.com for more information. � Hartwell Masonic Lodge No. 101 Support Groups: F & A.M. of Alabama, 7 p.m., 600 � Grief Support Group, for anyMain St., Oxford, 256-282-2035. one who has experienced a loss � Civitan Club, noon, Classic on through the death of a loved one, Noble, 256-236-9874. 1 p.m., Cancer Resource Center, � American Legion unit 155 Auxil- Physician's Office Building, fourth iary, 7 p.m., 1780 Beck Road, behind floor, room 406, 256-235-5146. the Bynum post office, 256-237- � Parent(s) who have lost an adult 5068. child, 6:30 p.m., Physician's Office Building, room 406, 256-235-5146. Support Group: � AA meeting, noon and 7 p.m., 1411 � AA meeting, noon and 7 p.m., 1411 Gurnee Ave., enter through rear of Gurnee Ave., enter through rear of building, 256-237-6196. building, 256-237-6196. � Bariatric Support Group, 6-8 � Free drug treatment for ado- p.m., RMC Bariatrics Office, Phylescents abusing drugs, meeting sicians Office Building, Suite 102, times will vary, Family Links, 265 901 Leighton Ave., led by Louise Rucker St., 256-256-820-5911. This Aldridge, call 256-236-1300 for is the last meeting for the year and more information. will return in January 2011. � Free drug treatment for ado� Courage to Change Group of lescents abusing drugs, meeting Narcotics Anonymous, basic text times will vary, Family Links, 265 study, open, non-smoking, 7 p.m., Rucker St., 256-820-5911. Atlanta Avenue, off Noble Street � Countryside Hospice Bereavebetween 10th and 11th streets. ment/Grief Support Group, 2-3 � Alcoholics Anonymous Piedmont p.m., Oxford First United Methodist group, 7:30 p.m., 801 Hughes St., Church, 212 Snow St., open to the community, 256-782-3560. Piedmont. � Help in Progress Narcotics Anon- � Courage to Change Group of Narymous, 7-8 p.m., 2236 U.S. 78 W., (1 cotics Anonymous, discussion, open, smoking, noon; women's mile from Fred's). � Domestic Violence Survivors meeting, candlelight, smoking, 7 Support Group, 5:30 p.m., Tyler p.m.; 11th Step Meditation meetCenter, first floor class room, secu- ing, closed, non-smoking, 8:30 p.m., rity guard on duty, 256-236-7233 or Atlanta Avenue, off Noble Street between 10th and 11th streets. 256-236-7381. � Prostate Support Group, for men Miscellaneous: with prostate concerns, includ� Senior floor fitness class, 8-9 a.m., ing prostate cancer, diagnosis Jacksonville State University, Pete and treatment, 5:30 p.m., Cancer Mathews Coliseum, dance studio, Resource Center, Physicians Office call Abby Fleetwood at 256-782- Building, fourth floor, suite 406. 5523 for more information. � Alzheimer's Support Group, for � Senior adult aqua aerobics class, families dealing with Alzheimer's 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jacksonville State disease, 5-6 p.m., Physician's Cen- today ter, room 301, 256-235-5578. � Mental Illness Support Group, for patients with bi-polar, depression, and other disorders and those interested in providing support, 1:30 p.m., Tyler Center, 731 Leighton Ave., in the galley. � ALS Group no longer meeting, 256235-5146 if assistance is needed. � New Perspectives, a narcotics anonymous group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 109 Gayle St., behind McDonald's, Jacksonville, 256-435-4881. � Free parenting classes for parents of newborns to 4-year-olds, 911 a.m., Family Services Center of Calhoun County, 13 E. 11th St. Child care provided. 256-231-2240. � One day at a time Al-Anon group, noon-1 p.m., (new location), Physician's Office Building, Suite 402, call Ann Garner at 256-237-3464 for directions or more information. � Alcoholics Anonymous closed meeting, noon, Tyler Center, in the Galley. � Help in Progress Narcotics Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., 2236 U.S. 78 W., (1 mile from Fred's). � TOUCH Cancer support group, noon, The Cancer Resource Center, Physicians Office Building, across from ER, fourth floor, lunch provided, call Charlotte Ayres at 256-235-5084. � Man to Man Support Group for men, 5:30 p.m., The Cancer Resource Center, Physicians Office Building, across from ER, fourth floor, light dinner provided. � True Transformation, a Christcentered recovery program for women only, noon, 1211 Noble St. � National Association for Retired and Active Federal Employees, Volunteer Service Center, 9 a.m.noon, Anniston Army Depot, Building 220, (outside main gate), to assist retired federal employees. Call 256-235-4631 to make an appointment or for more information. Classic on Noble. � Eastaboga Masonic Lodge No. 155, 7 p.m., Lodge building in Eastaboga, 256-835-7576. � East Alabama Credit Association, 8 a.m. breakfast, Shoney's in Oxford, 256-463-4377. � Anniston Runners Club, 5:30 p.m., at Anniston YMCA, W. 14th Street. Call 256-310-0830, e-mail ddunn@ annistonstar.com or visit www. annistonrunners.com. � The Anniston Rotary Club, noon, Anniston Country Club, Highland Avenue. � North East Alabama Table Tennis Club, 5-9 p.m., Anniston Army Depot Gym, Bynum, 256-689-8603. � Bridge Club, 9 a.m., Lenlock Center No. 5, 5818 McClellan Blvd., 256-225-0003. Miscellaneous: � Free, confidential counseling for prospective and existing smallbusiness owners, provided by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), by appointment, Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial System, 1400 Commerce Blvd., just off Greenbrier Road, call 256831-5215 to make an appointment or for more information. � Anniston First United Methodist Church men's prayer breakfast, 6:30 a.m., The Bridge, 1400 Noble St., at rear of church, all men are invited to attend, call 256-2365605. � Senior adult aqua aerobics class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum, call Abby Fleetwood at 256782-5523 for more information. � Senior therapeutic yoga class, 8-9 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum, dance studio, call Abby Fleetwood at 256782-5523 for more information. � Celebrate Recovery, 12-step Christ-centered recovery Step Study Group, 6 p.m., Word Alive International Outreach, Coldwater, 256-225-2186 or 256-223-6593. � Courage to Change Group of Narcotics Anonymous, 90 minutes, closed, candlelight, smoking, 7 p.m., Atlanta Avenue, off Noble Street between 10th and 11th streets. � Free parenting classes for parents of 2- to 12-year-olds, 9-11 a.m. Family Services Center of Calhoun County, 13 E. 11th St., Child care provided, 256-231-2240. � Alcoholics Anonymous Piedmont group, 7:30 p.m., 801 Hughes St., Piedmont. � Help in Progress Narcotics Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., 2236 U.S. 78 W., (1 mile from Fred's). � New Wine Recovery Support Group for addicts and alcoholics, 6:30 p.m., Hill Crest Baptist Church, "The Rock," room 208, Family Life center. Meetings: � The Jacksonville Kiwanis Club, noon, Jacksonville Community Center, 501 Alexandria Road, 256435-9588. � Men's Bible Study of Anniston First Baptist Church, 8 a.m., McDonald's in Lenlock, 256-847-0230. � Bridge Club, 11 a.m., Lenlock Center No. 5, 5818 McClellan Blvd., 256-225-0003. Miscellaneous: � The original farmers market, 6 a.m.-until sold out, behind the Calhoun County Administration Building. � Senior adult aqua aerobics class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum, call Abby Fleetwood at 256Wednesday 782-5523 for more information. � Senior floor fitness class, 8-9 a.m., Support Group: Jacksonville State University, Pete � AA meeting, noon and 7 p.m., 1411 Mathews Coliseum, dance studio, Meetings: Gurnee Ave., enter through rear of call Abby Fleetwood at 256-782� Altrusa International, Inc., noon, building, 256-237-6196. 5523 for more information. ReStauRant InSPectIOnS Here are food service establishments recently inspected by the Calhoun County Health Department, along with scores. A score of 100 indicates the inspector found no deficiencies. Potentially hazardous deficiencies (four- or five-point demerit items) are noted. These must be corrected immediately and inspectors say they are often corrected while the inspection is underway. Restaurants nO MaJOR DeMeRItS earning below 70 must raise their � Anniston High School -- 99. scores within seven days or face � Arby's, 30 Oxford Exchange Blvd., closure. Oxford -- 98. 4-OR 5-POInt DeMeRItS � Ayers Head Start -- 100. � Food Outlet, 6346 U.S. 431, Alex- � Bearcat Express, 101 Main St., andria -- 92, toxic item not prop- Weaver -- 99. � Childcare Network -- 100. erly stored. � Saks Middle School -- 95, prob- � Constantine Elementary School lems with sanitization rinse. -- 98. � Cross Roads Caf�, 94 Alabama 144, Ohatchee -- 94. � Golden Springs Elementary School -- 99. � Jack's Family Restaurant, 609 Snow St., Oxford -- 98. � Kid's First Childcare -- 100. � Patty's � Victorian Dining Room/ Catering, 1308 Greenbrier-Dear Road, Anniston -- 99. � Quizno's Subs, 1783 Hamric Drive, E., Oxford -- 97. � Randolph Park Elementary School -- 98. � Saks Elementary School -- 99. � Selene's Bakery, 1330 Barry St., Oxford -- 90. � Subway, 2030 U.S. 78, E., Oxford -- 94. � Zaxby's, 3234 McClellan Blvd., Anniston -- 99. Last troops exit Iraq in subdued end to 9-year war By ReBecca Santana Associated Press kim Continued from Page 1A Kim Jong Un, as his successor, putting him in high-ranking posts. Even with a successor, there had been some fear among North Korean observers of a behind-the-scenes power struggle or nuclear instability upon the elder Kim's death. Few firm facts are available when it comes to North Korea, one of the most isolated countries in the world, and not much is clear about the man known as the "Dear Leader." North Korean legend has it that Kim was born on Mount Paekdu, one of Korea's most cherished sites, in 1942, a birth heralded in the heavens by a pair of rainbows and a brilliant new star. Soviet records, however, indicate he was born in Siberia, in 1941. Kim Il Sung, who for years fought for independence from Korea's colonial ruler, Japan, from a base in Russia, emerged as a communist leader after returning to Korea in 1945 after Japan was defeated in World War II. With the peninsula divided between the Soviet-administered north and the U.S.-administered south, Kim rose to power as North Korea's first leader in 1948 while Syngman Rhee became South Korea's first president. The North invaded the South in 1950, sparking a war that would last three years, kill millions of civilians and leave the peninsula divided by a Demilitarized Zone that today remains one of the world's most heavily fortified. In the North, Kim Il Sung meshed Stalinist ideology with a cult of personality that encompassed him and his son. Their portraits hang in every building in North Korea and on the lapels of every dutiful North Korean. Kim Jong Il, a graduate of Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung University, was 33 when his father anointed him his eventual successor. AT THE IRAQ-KUWAIT BORDER -- Outside it was pitch dark. The six American soldiers couldn't see much of the desert landscape streaming by outside the small windows of their armored vehicle. They were hushed and exhausted from an all-night drive -- part of the last convoy of U.S. troops to leave Iraq during the final moment of a nearly nine-year war. As dawn broke Sunday, a small cluster of Iraqi soldiers along the highway waved goodbye to the departing American troops. "My heart goes out to the Iraqis," said Warrant Officer John Jewell. "The innocent always pay the bill." When they finally crossed the sand berm that separates Iraq from Kuwait, illuminated by floodlights and crisscrossed with barbed wire, the mood inside Jewell's vehicle was subdued. No cheers. No hugs. Mostly just relief. His comrade, Sgt. Ashley Vorhees, mustered a bit more excitement. "I'm out of Iraq," she said. "It's all smooth sailing from here." The final withdrawal was the starkest of contrasts to the start of the war, which began before dawn on March 20, 2003. That morning, an airstrike in southern Baghdad, where Saddam Hussein was believed to be hiding, marked the opening shot of the famed "shock and awe" bombardment. U.S. and allied ground forces then stormed from Kuwait toward the capital, hurtling north across southern Iraq's featureless deserts. The last convoy of heavily armored personnel carriers, known as MRAPS, left the staging base at Camp Adder in southern Iraq in Sunday's early hours. They slipped out under cover of darkness and strict secrecy to prevent any final attacks. The 500 soldiers didn't even tell their Iraqi comrades on the base they were leaving. The attack never materialized. The fear, though, spoke volumes about the country they left behind -- shattered, still dangerous and containing a good number of people who still see Americans not as the ally who helped them end Saddam's dictatorship, but as an enemy. About 110 vehicles made the last trip from Camp Adder to the "berm" in Kuwait, the long mound of earth over which tens of thousands of American troops charged into Iraq at the start of the war. The roughly five-hour drive was uneventful, with the exception of a few vehicle malfunctions. The war that began eight years and nine months earlier cost nearly 4,500 American and well more than 100,000 Iraqi lives and $800 billion from the U.S. Treasury. The bitterly divisive conflict left Iraq shattered and struggling to recover. For the United States, two central questions remain unanswered: whether it was all worth it, and whether the new government the Americans leave behind will remain a steadfast U.S. ally or drift into Iran's orbit. Sgt. First Class Hilda McNamee was the truck commander in the last MRAP to drive out of Iraq. The 34-year-old said when she gets back to Texas, she plans to take her son to the International House of Pancakes. For her the significance of the last convoy driving out was immediately apparent. "It means I won't open a newspaper and find out that one of my friends passed away," said McNamee. She welled up but didn't want to go any deeper. Some memories will always be too fresh. Even before he took over as leader, there were signs the younger Kim would maintain -- and perhaps exceed -- his father's hard-line stance. South Korea has accused Kim of masterminding a 1983 bombing that killed 17 South Korean officials visiting Burma, now known as Myanmar. In 1987, the bombing of a Korean Air Flight killed all 115 people on board; a North Korean agent who confessed to planting the device said Kim ordered the downing of the plane himself. Kim Jong Il took over after his father died in 1994, eventually taking the posts of chairman of the National Defense Commission, commander of the Korean People's Army and head of the ruling Worker's Party while his father remained as North Korea's "eternal president." He faithfully carried out his father's policy of "military first," devoting much of the country's scarce resources to its troops -- even as his people suffered from a prolonged famine -- and built the world's fifth-largest military. Kim also sought to build up the country's nuclear arms arsenal, which culminated in North Korea's first nuclear test explosion, an underground blast conducted in October 2006. Another test came in 2009. Alarmed, regional leaders negotiated a disarmament-for-aid pact that the North signed in 2007 and began implementing later that year. However, the process continues to be stalled, even as diplomats work to restart negotiations. North Korea, long hampered by sanctions and unable to feed its own people, is desperate for aid. Flooding in the 1990s that destroyed the largely mountainous country's arable land left millions hungry. Following the famine, the number of North Koreans fleeing the country through China rose dramatically, with many telling tales of hunger, political persecution and rights abuses that officials in Pyongyang emphatically denied. The Anniston Star MoNDAy recorD Monday, December 19, 2011 Page 5A Credit Problems? SUNNY KING FORD Sunny King Ford Can Help Lane Luker, General Manager Jeff Gallahar Sales Manager GUARANTEED APPROVAL ProPerty trANSFerreD � PNc Bank to James Preston, a parcel of land in section 2, township 16, range 7, $23,500. � eugene Burgess, Gina richardson, tim Burgess and Angela Stallins to J. c. cornelius and Barbara cornelius, a parcel of land in section 35, township 13, range 7, $10. � Suntrust Mortgage to Fannie Mae, Sherwood Forest, 3rd addition, block 6, lot 31. � Fannie Mae to Franklin Smith, Sherwood Forest, 3rd addition, block 6, lot 31. � Billy W. tolleson to lender Williams, A.C. Shelton addition, block 3, lot 8, $1. � Andrew l. Smith to Paul W. roden, Jr., C. W. Cooper, lot 5, $1. � christopher latta and Kelly S. latta to christopher latta and Kelly S. latta, Legacy Hills, 2nd addition, lot 62. � Wells Fargo Bank to Housing & Urban Development, Berkshire Woods, 2nd sector, block 3, lot 26, $1. � lBc Acquisitions, llc., to Benton Norby Properties, llc., Lee Brass, lot C, $10. � Noble Street Baptist church to Mars Hill Missionary Baptist church at Randolph Park, Noble Home Place, block 249, lots 6-8, $10. � Brian K. Israel to John russell Smith, Anniston Homestead & Fruit Growers Association, lots 3006 and 3007, $10. � James P. Jackson to Jahnel todd cavan Williams, Hidden Valley, lot 48, $10. � J.D. Hess to David A. Haynes, a parcel of land in section 19, township 15, range 8. � Genese Beasley to Gary S. Beasley and theresa D. Beasley, Spring Hill Heights, 7th addition, block 17, lot 2, $10. � Wesley elkins to orville Huey elkins, a parcel of land in section 11, township 16, range 7, $10. � Jimmy ray Brimer and Debra Hart Brimer to russell t. emrick and leann H. emrick, a parcel of land in section 15, township 16, range 8, $10. � Alan D. George and leslie George to Joshua D. Wright and celia D. engle, Plainview, 2nd addition, block 1, lot 6; Plainview, 3rd addition, block 1, lot 7, $10. � John russell Smith to Faye robinson and Derek Johns, a parcel of land in section 30, township 15, range 8, $7,500. � commercial Development Authority of the city of Piedmont to Stanley colvert, DDS., 114 West Ladiga Street, Piedmont, $10. � Housing & Urban Development to Brian J. Schall, Lenlock, block 4, lot 24, $43,550. � Housing & Urban Development to carol H. Angle, Weaver North, 1st addition, block E, lot 2, $30,100. � Daphne l. Stovall to Deborah A. engle, a parcel of land in section 5, township 14, range 6, $10. � Sid Deerman and Kimberly Deerman to Gavin W. Hallford, Pebble Creek, lot 2, $130,550. � tommy van Homesley to ricky Heath and Belinda Heath, a parcel of land in section 24, township 13, range 8, $10. � Sarah l. Hughes to terry A. Hughes, Mimosa, lots 1-3, $10. � Amanuel Kidanemariam to Nahom A. Anenia, West Anniston Land & Improvement Company, block 14, lot B, $10. � ralph r. Drake to Donna P. Nash, a parcel of land in section 17, township 14, range 8, $10. � thomas e. Kerr to velinda Joy Kerr rochelle, a parcel of land in section 11, township 13, range 10, $10. � thomas e. Kerr to Kathy Wanda Kerr Hooper, a parcel of land in section 11, township 13, range 10, $10. � Albert e. calhoun and Shirley H. calhoun to Kenneth A. Webb Jr. and rebecca A. Call (we can come pick you up) or come by & REBUILD YOUR CREDIT! WWW.SUNNYKINGFORD.COM 1507 South Quintard � 256.831.5300 � 1.800.947.7001 Webb, a parcel of land in section 6/7, township 15, range 6, $2,661.50. � charles l. ramsey and Shirley W. ramsey to Bryan K. conway and tammy e. conway, a parcel of land in section 33, township 14, range 8, $10. � Phillip G. Dean and Melanie c. Dean to Phillip G. Dean and Melanie c. Dean, a parcel of land in section 32, township 14, range 6, $10. � Debra Brackin to Brent lipscomb, a parcel of land in section 36, township 12, range 7, $10. � John e. cohn and Kay t. cohn to William D. Mcinnish, a parcel of land in section 36, township 15, range 5, $10. � Doris M. owens to Margaret Winnie, Anniston City Land Company, block 507, lots 5 and 6, $10. � Fannie Mae to Gina Kiker, Cross Creek, 1st addition, lot 12, $41,000. � Kayla Markita Headrick to Jacquelyn & Shanda, llc., a parcel of land in section 11, township 16, range 9, $10. � Annie v. Johnson to Beverly A. Goodrich, Fairview Heights, block B, lot 1, $100. � Howard Mosely and Sabrina Mosely to Donald t. Macargel and Mary e. Macargel, Eagles Landing, lot 29, $10. � Jessica M. cummins and Jennifer May Grossman to Howard A. Mosely and Sabrina Mosely, Summerall, lot 20, $10. � Morrison Properties, llc., to Alma Machado, Anniston City Land Company, block 131, lot 9, $1. � Sylvia Shelnutt, evelyn clark, Glenda Fay Arnett, Wanda rhodes and connie Smith to christopher t. leath and Ann W. leath, a parcel of land in section 8, township 15, range 6, $10. � Gilyan N. Strickland to Jimmy D. Strickland, a parcel of land in section 2, township 15, range 7, $1. � Jennifer Margaret Ward to e.P. ray, llc., Anniston Land Company, block 521B, lots 1-330, $1. � Frances K. Willis and Gerald Willis to James Wainwright, a parcel of land in section 35, township 13, range 9, $10. � Geneva truitt to Geneva truitt, e. Dan truitt Jr. and William Gary truitt, Haynes & Herren, block A, lots 44-47, $10. � rocky road Development company, llc., to Hazel creek Properties, INc., Emily Trace, lot 4, $10. � rocky road Development company, llc., to DlS construction company, INc., Emily Trace, lot 5, $10. � Kimberly B. campbell and Bradford W. campbell to lee Anthony Palmore and latonya N. Palmore, F.E. Mccullars, block 1, lot 3, $10. � David Foster Mccluskey to clifford W. Searcy, Grandview Acres, 1st addition, block 4, lot 2, $10. � clyde Stevenson redding to rebecca Purkey, rosalind thacker and Gene Buchanan, John H. Street, block B, lot 5, $10. � James S. Pritchett and linda K. Pritchett to longshore land trust, a parcel of land in section 35, township 14, range 8, $10. � James A. chamblee and Janice H. chamblee to Annette Moates, Anniston City Land Company, block 134, lots 17 and 18, $10. � Deborah S. Hess to Arthur Welch Jr. and Beverly J. Welch, Anniston Land Company, block 440, lot 4. � JPMorgan chase Bank to veterans Affairs, Vaughn's, lots 78-185, 89 and 90, $1. �citimortgage, INc., to veterans Affairs, a parcel of land in section 9, township 15, range 8, $1. 2011 NEW FORD ESCAPE 0% ArreStS * Available *See dealer for details SUNNY KING FORD The people listed in this arrest report, whose names and charges are obtained from public records, are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. substance. � Demarcus Antwan Byers, 37, of unspecified address: third-degree burglary. � Kyle Garrett Bright, 27, of unspecified address: firstdegree receiving stolen property. � Joshua Clee Norman, 35, unspecified address: thirddegree burglary. � Jose David Pacheco, 34, of unspecified address: second-degree theft of lost property. � David Lamar Smith, 23, of unspecified address: second-degree receiving stolen property. � Paul James Boyd Jr., 30, of unspecified address: second-degree theft. � John Morris Thompson, 52, of unspecified address: first-degree possession of marijuana. � Darrell Alonzo White, 28, of unspecified address: obstructing justice by using a false I.D. � Robert Allen Nichols, 34, of unspecified address: firstdegree receiving stolen property. 38, of Oxford: failure to appear in court. � Chad Joseph Field, 20, of Anniston: second-degree theft of property. � Terry Dean Roberts, 38, of Gadsden: second-degree burglary. � Melissa Renee Hill, 41, of Ohatchee: two counts of I.D. theft. � Chelsea Lamar Burdett, 21, of Anniston: second-degree theft of property. 1507 SOUTH QUINTARD � 256-831-5300 � 1-800- 947-7001 � WWW.SUNNYKINGFORD.COM burglary. � Jabrodski Walter Davis, 21, of Eastaboga: theft. � Tamekia Nicole White, 27, of Anniston: possessing a forged instrument. � Anthony Barnard Morgan, 56, of Talladega: theft. � Donovan Eugene Parchman II, 21, of Anniston: murder. � Rebecca Doris Strawn, 30, of Gadsden: second-degree theft of property. � Keven Lee Salter, 35, of Eastaboga: two counts of possessing a forged instrument. � Shalois Nichole Wilson, 27, of Anniston: theft by deception. � Jason Ross Conner, 40, of Birmingham: seconddegree theft of property, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. � Troy Alan McGill, 50, of Birmingham: second-degree theft of property, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle. � Damien Frederick Greene, 32, of Fairfield: shoplifting. � Melanie Dawn Trantham, 38, of Anniston: using false I.D. to obstruct justice. � Marta Alicia Cortez, 59, of Oxford: theft of lost property. � Brandon Vontez Hawkins, 21, of Gadsden: capital murder during robbery, seconddegree assault. � Thomas Lee Groce, 22, of Oxford: third-degree escape. � Christopher Sebastian Palmedo, 18, of Anniston: theft. � Ezell Erskine, 40, of Huntsville: second-degree theft of property. Anniston The following felony arrests were reported by the Anniston Police Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. � Bernard Stegall, 45, of unspecified address: second-degree theft. � Paul Ronald Vines, 36, of unspecified address: manslaughter. � Joshua Clee Norman, 35, of unspecified address: thirddegree burglary. � Samantha Louise Boyd, 33, of unspecified address: possession of a controlled calhoun county The following felony arrests were reported by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. � Tyler Scott Story, 23, of Ohatchee: conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. � Casey Cornelious Stitts, 26, of Piedmont: distribution of a controlled substance. � Amy H. Wills, 34, of Alexandria: second-degree assault. � Melanie Dawn Trantham, oxford The following felony arrests were reported by the Oxford Police Department during the six-week period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. � James David Byrd, 36, of Oxford: second-degree domestic violence. � Peter Corona Cernas III, 18, of Oxford: third-degree Tea partyers not keen about GOP presidential field By Steve PeoPleS Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. -- Just a year ago, tea party activists came roaring out of the congressional elections eager to shape the looming race for the White House. Things have not gone as planned. Turned off by Mitt Romney's style and evolution on several important issues, they have bounced from one candidate to another in hopes of finding a formidable alternative to the former Massachusetts governor to focus their enthusiasm. After a series of disappointments -- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and businessman Herman Cain among them -- the anti-establishment movement has settled, for now, on a favorite: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, even though he has spent more than three decades in Washington politics. With the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3 and tea party support fractured at best, some activists worry that the passion that defined the movement 13 months ago may become lost in the selection of the next president. Infighting among conservative groups, a growing sense of pragmatism, and glaring weaknesses among the candidates have forced some tea party leaders to acknowledge their limits and shift their attention to Congress. "I wish that we had coalesced behind one candidate earlier on. It's not because of the tea party movement, it's because there hasn't been that candidate out there so far that has stirred the passion -- the fire in the belly," said Amy Kremer, president of the Tea Party Express. "Everybody wants to focus on presidential politics. I think we need to be focused on the Senate. That's where we really, really need to be engaged." Lacking a presidential contender to rally behind, Kremer's organization and others have begun eyeing congressional elections that could shift the balance of power on Capitol Hill next fall regardless of the presidential race winner. Other tea party groups, despite a desire to play prominently in the White House contest, are left to focus on policy debates in Congress. They've already helped shape the debate over federal spending, pushing the House to pass a balanced budget amendment while rejecting Democrats' effort to raise new revenues to help close the federal deficit. "We've changed the discussion on Capitol Hill and we've let the politicians know we get the game they're playing," said Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots. "We always said last year that after the November election that our work was just beginning." Some grassroots convervatives have embraced Romney. 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