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Page 25 Portugal third eurozone economy on lifeline President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he had decided not to release photographs of Osama bin Laden's body because they could have incited violence and been used as an al Qaeda propaganda tool.

Portugal is now the third eurozone country to take up rescue crutches, with the opposition signalling Wednesday it will go along with a 78-billion-euro EU-IMF deal to avoid debt default.

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Nearly 60 percent of Americans would never support a Republican presidential bid by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin or real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, according to a new poll Wednesday.

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Benihana celebrates children day

Every year on May 5th, Japan celebrates the happiness of the nation's children with a day of fun

and games. This May, you can join in the celebration at Benihana. Kids will love the incredible

live show put on by our chef's and every child is invited to participate in the Children Helping Children drawing contest. Pass by at Benihana for your entry form, then draw, paint or color a picture of "Children Helping Children" and return your form to Benihana by May 5th. One lucky child per restaurant will also win dinner for 8 family member or friends at Benihana. We look forward to celebrating with you on May 5th!

Mothers & family are in for a treat at The Bistro on May 8

Early Bird Special 3-course menu

$ 29.75

Enjoy the delicious French-Caribbean cuisine, the elegant terrace and the beautiful décor. It’s the perfect ambiance for a wonderful dinner!

Daily: 5 - 7pm

Open daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm The Village (accross from Radisson), Palm Beach T: 586 5400 E: reservations@papillonaruba.com

free glass of house wine

May 8 is an important day for all mothers. Then they are put in the spotlight and they get thanked for all the work they have done and all the sacrifices they have made for their husband and children. Of course there will be flowers and gifts. And mothers are off on May 8, so there is no dinner to prepare: on the contrary, the lady gets the royal treatment at a restaurant. The Bistro in the popular Paseo Herencia shopping mall has come up with a terrific Mother’s Day menu, filled with mouthwatering options. The menu starts off with a bacon, leek and potato soup for $ 6. The chicken forest salad with bacon, walnuts and wild honey on a mixed garden salad with grilled chicken for $ 11.50 sounds delicious as well. Entrée options

are a chicken curry with white rice, fresh vegetables and a side salad for $ 19 or an Italian style grouper filet, pan-fried in lemon butter, topped with tomato and melted mozzarella, served with mashed potatoes and a side salad for $ 21. The Bistro tops off its

Mother’s Day menu with a Bistro Delight: vanilla ice cream with coffee liqueur and whipped cream for $ 7.50. So take your mom to The Bistro and she will love you forever!


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Over lunch at J.H.Yee’s Asian Bistro

Administrative Professionals Day, celebrated in Aruba

Palm Beach – Several resort properties opted to invite their support staffers for festive lunch at the Asian Bistro. Our photographers captured the happy faces of the Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa Administration and Management, La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club, Administration and Management and The Westin Resort & Casino Aruba Administration and Management,

enjoying lunch in community at the famous Palm Beach Centre restaurant. At the Radisson all Administrative Professionals received a gift certificate for Larimar Spa, and a raffle ticket entitling them to win weekend stays at the resort and meals at its restaurants. At La Cabana, Administrative Professionals received gift certificates and assorted other surprises while the

Westin Resort & Casino Aruba also pampered its support staff with flowers delivered the day before to offices. In Aruba Administrative Professionals Day is traditionally observed as it celebrates the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, and other office professionals, recognizing them for their growing and diverse contributions to the workplace.

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special this year! Zissles invites all moms and families on 5/7 and 5/9 to make up for not making it on the 8th of May! Celebrate Mothers Day as big as possible: Watch the fantastic D’Licious dinner show, while enjoying Aruba’s biggest Tapas platter for only AWG 100 (p.p)! From cold snacks like Caprese on a stick to warm snacks like coconut shrimp, everybody gets the best. Special drinks prices make your evening complete. Balashi, Balashi Chill and house wines are just AWG 5! Call 586 3800 or go to www.zissles.com for reservations. Located in Paseo Herencia Mall, upstairs next to Paseo's Cinemas

A wonderful way to spend your spare time!

For fifteen years now, Aruban donkeys have been sheltered at the local Donkey Sanctuary, which is run by volunteers. A group of about fifty volunteers of different nationalities is taking care of the donkeys and of the Sanctuary as well. Besides that, many of the volunteers participate in activities to raise funds. The volunteers form a nice group that enjoys working together for the well-being of the Aruban donkeys. And now we need more volunteers and ask you whether joining us might be

ary is looking for volunteers for different purposes: people who want to take care of the donkeys, people who are good with their hands for the technical maintenance, people who want to give information, to show people around or do PR work. Actually, the Donkey Sanctuary could use everyone. Get acquainted with the other side of Aruba and spend your spare time in a fun and use-

involved with the foundation for a long time and enjoy every moment that they are active. So please consider spending your spare time in a super fun way and

a fun way to fill your spare time. You will meet lots of new people and visitors of the Sanctuary. The foundation that runs the Sanctu-

ful way. Be aware, though, that once you get to work, it is quite addictive. Most volunteers stay

make yourself useful for the Aruban community. Call Desiree Eldering for information or an appointment with her at 593 2933. Just do it!


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WA S H I N G T O N /A B B O TTABAD – President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he had decided not to release photographs of Osama bin Laden's body because they could have incited violence and been used as an al Qaeda propaganda tool. Attorney General Eric Holder, seeking to head off suggestions that killing the al Qaeda leader was illegal, said the U.S. commandos who raided bin Laden's Pakistani hideout on Monday had acted in national self-defense. In deciding not to make public the pictures of the corpse, Obama resisted arguments that to do so could counter skeptics who have argued there is no proof bin Laden is dead. "I think that given the graphic nature of these photos, it would create some national security risk," Obama told the CBS program "60 Minutes." "It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of s o m e b o d y w h o w a s shot i n

the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence. As a propaganda tool," the president added. "There's no doubt that Bin Laden is dead," Obama said. "And so we don't think that a photograph in and of itself is going to make any difference. There are going be some folks who deny it. The fact of the matter is, you will not see bin Laden walking on this earth again." The decision not to release photos of bin Laden followed intense debate in the Obama administration. CIA Director Leon Panetta had said on Tuesday the pictures would be released. Washington had to weigh sensitivities in the Muslim world over what White House spokesman Jay Carney called "a gruesome photograph" of bin Laden before Obama made his decision. O n e

U.S. Senator said she had seen a picture showing bin Laden's face. "I have seen one of them," Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte said, adding she believed it confirmed his identity. Defending the killing of what the White House has acknowledged was an unarmed bin Laden, Holder said he was a legitimate military target and had made no attempt to surrender to the American forces who stormed his fortified compound near Islamabad and shot him in the head.

tary garrison town of Abbottabad, just north of the capital.

"It was justified as an act of national self-defense," Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee, citing bin Laden's admission of being involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

The revelation that bin Laden was unarmed contradicted an earlier U.S. account that he had participated in a firefight with the helicopter-borne U.S. commandos. Al Arabiya television suggested the architect of the 9/11 attacks was first taken prisoner and then shot.

It was lawful to target bin Laden because he was the enemy commander in the field and the operation was conducted in a way that was consistent with U.S. laws and values, he said, adding that it was a "kill or capture mission." "If he had surrendered, attempted to surrender, I think we should obviously have accepted that, but there was no indication that he wanted to do that and therefore his killing was appropriate," he said. U.S. acknowledgment on Tuesday that bin Laden was unarmed when shot dead had raised accusations Washington had violated international law. Exact circumstances of his death remained unclear and could yet fuel controversy, especially in the Muslim world. Pakistan faced national embarrassment, a leading Islamabad newspaper said, in explaining how the world's most-wanted man was able to live for years in the mili-

Pakistan blamed worldwide intelligence lapses for a failure to detect bin Laden, while Washington worked to establish whether its ally had sheltered the al Qaeda leader, which Islamabad vehemently denies. "There is an intelligence failure of the whole world, not just Pakistan alone," Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani told reporters in Paris.

A Pakistani security source "quoted the daughter of Osama bin Laden that the leader of al Qaeda was not killed inside his house, but had been arrested and was killed later," the Arabic television station said. White House spokesman Jay Carney on Tuesday cited the "fog of war" as a reason for the initial misinformation. Bin Laden's killing and the swift burial of his body at sea have produced some criticism in the Muslim world and charges that Washington acted outside international law. "The Americans behaved in the same way as bin Laden: with treachery and baseness," Husayn al-Sawaf, 25, a playwright, said in Cairo. "They should've tried him in a court. As for his burial, that's not Islamic. He should've been buried in soil." But there has been no sign of mass protests or violent reaction on the streets in south Asia or the Middle East, where Islamist militancy appears to have been eclipsed by pro-democracy movements sweeping the region. There has been little questioning of the operation in the United States, where bin Laden's killing was greeted with street celebrations. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday showed the killing boosted Obama's image,

improving Americans' views of his leadership and his efforts to fight terrorism. Pakistan has welcomed bin Laden's death, but its Foreign Ministry expressed deep concerns about the raid, which it called an "unauthorized unilateral action." The CIA said it kept Pakistan out of the loop because it feared bin Laden would be tipped off, highlighting the depth of mistrust between the two supposed allies. The Pakistani newspaper Dawn compared the latest humiliation with the admission in 2004 that one of the country's top scientists had sold its nuclear secrets. "Not since Abdul Qadeer Khan confessed to transferring nuclear technology to Iran and Libya has Pakistan suffered such an embarrassment," it said.

The streets around bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad remained sealed off on Wednesday, with police and soldiers allowing only residents to pass through. MARTYRDOM

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Carney insisted on Tuesday bin Laden resisted when U.S. forces stormed his compound in the 40-minute operation. He would not say how.

The strike team opened fire in response to "threatening moves" as they reached the third-floor room where they found bin Laden, CIA Director Leon Panetta told PBS television.

But former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt called the killing "quite clearly a violation of international law." Geoffrey Robertson, a prominent Londonbased human rights lawyer, said the killing "may well have been a cold-blooded assassination" that risked making bin Laden a martyr.

Pakistan has come under intense international scrutiny since bin Laden's death, with questions on whether its security agencies were too incompetent to catch him or knew all along where he was hiding, and even whether they were complicit. In Afghanistan, the Taliban, who harbored bin Laden until they were overthrown in late 2001, challenged the truth of his death, saying Washington had not provided "acceptable evidence to back up their claim" that he had been killed.


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NEW YORK – Nearly 60 percent of Americans would never support a Republican presidential bid by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin or real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, according to a new poll Wednesday. But the Quinnipiac University poll of 1,408 voters found that about half would consider or be enthusiastic about backing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney or former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in the November 2012 election. "It is difficult to get a handle

New York man trades GETOSAMA license plate for GOTOSAMA

on the 2012 Republican race. Many contenders are not well known and many who are known are not liked," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are in the best shape. Sarah Palin and Donald Trump suffer from the reality that, as our mothers told us, 'You never get a second chance to make a first impression,'" he said. Trump, who has been testing the waters for a possible 2012 run for the Republican presi-

dential nomination, said he would announce something before June -- after his reality TV show, "Celebrity Apprentice," ends its season on May 22. Palin was the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and is keeping her supporters guessing on whether she will run. Among the 613 Republican and independent Republicanleaning voters, the poll showed Romney as favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination with 18 percent, followed by Huckabee and Palin with 15 percent and Trump with 12 percent.

NEW YORK – A retired New York City sergeant who won a court battle to secure his "GETOSAMA" vanity license plate said on Wednesday he's trading it for "GOTOSAMA" to mark the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden. "It's my way of saying thank you to the troops and everything they sacrificed in order to bring this about," said Arno

Herwerth, 46, of Hauppauge. Herwerth in 2007 first got a license plate reading "GETOSAMA" out of irritation that the Al Qaeda leader was still at large after the September 11 attacks.

"I was trying to bring awareness," he said. "I was getting frustrated over the years with that murderer getting away with it and not being captured."

Fewer missing, without power a week after Tuscaloosa storms TUSCALOOSA, Ala – The list of missing people in storm-ravaged Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has been reduced to 75 and the number of dead from the storms remains steady at 40, Mayor Walt Maddox said on Wednesday. One week after the April 27 storms that killed more than 230 people across Alabama, Maddox said he is crafting a plan for rebuilding. "I'm hopeful and prayerful as time goes by the story about Tuscaloosa is not going to be the tornado," the

mayor told reporters. "The story of Tuscaloosa will be how we rebuilt the city." Maddox said about 900 Alabama Power customers still

do not have power within the city, home to the University of Alabama, which

canceled final exams and postponed graduation ceremonies until August. But public schools have reopened and traffic has been restored on major streets and avenues. In Tuscaloosa County, more than 126 miles of roads have been cleared of debris a n d a l l

county roads are open, Probate Judge W. Hardy McCollum said.

The city and county continue to receive help from law enforcement and fire departments from across the state and Louisiana. Eleven search and recovery teams from Louisiana canvassed the city on Wednesday, using cadaver dogs to look for any remaining storm victims. "They're going back through all the debris," said Heather McCollum, a city spokeswoman. "We haven't quit searching since it happened." Law enforcement officials also continue to clear names from the "persons of concern" list. Initially, more than 800 people were

reported missing in the city, Heather McCollum said. But the list included duplications and names of people who left town after the storms. Officials have been visiting shelters and making phone calls to account for those on the list. Most people are found alive, but "we do realize that we will likely find more fatalities," Heather McCollum said.


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Demand for gasoline in US continues to decline NEW YORK – Gasoline demand continues to fall in the U.S. as pump prices keep climbing. Reports from government and industry groups show motorists have been cutting back on the amount of gas they put into their tanks for more than a month. That could signal trouble for the economy since Americans typically cut spending on other activities before they do less driving. Since January, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded has risen 91 cents, or 30 percent, to $3.98. The main reason is a 20 percent gain in the price of oil this year. Gas rose more than 30 cents in April alone, as refinery problems led to an unusually big drop in

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Gas is now above $4 per gallon in 13 states and Washington D.C. Reports this week provided more evi-

ing less on gas. MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks retail gas spending, and the Energy Information Administration, which measures gas supplied to wholesale markets, both say that average gasoline demand has dropped for six straight weeks. Some analysts are calling for $5 per gallon gas by summer. Others see signs the price is near its peak.

dence that with prices so high motorists are spend-

Tom Kloza, publisher and chief oil analyst at Oil Price Information Service, says consumers will be forced to cut back if gas prices go much higher. The run of

News Corp profit misses on movies and papers NEW YORK – News Corp (NWSA.O) posted lowerthan-expected profits on a weaker movie box office than a year ago and struggling newspapers, which were partly offset by strong performance at its cable and broadcast television business. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which owns broadcaster Fox and publishes newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the UK's News of the World, said operating net profit fell to 26 cents before adjusting for onetime charges from 29 cents. Analysts had on average forecast profit of 27 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. It said the quarter compares with a year ago when it benefited from the record-breaking performance of Hollywood blockbuster 'Avatar'. News Corp's filmed entertainment operating income fell by 50 percent to $248 million, compared with the quarter a year ago due to 3D movie Avatar.

Publishing operating profits also dropped significantly to $36 million due to a $125 million charge at its marketing service business and primarily due to advertising revenue declines at Australian and UK newspapers. The story was better at its overall television business, which enjoyed a resurgence in advertising revenues and rising cable affiliate fees like other rivals at CBS Corp (CBS.N) and Time Warner Inc (TWX.N). Operating income at its U.S. cable networks -- including FX, National Geographic and Fox Sports -- rose by 22 percent, while operating profit at its international networks -- including Star TV and Fox Deportes was up by 34 percent. The Fox television business received a huge bump from its coverage of this year's football Super Bowl and broadcast retransmission fees, boosting its revenue by 23 percent. News Corp's expected strong earnings have been overshadowed in recent months by

speculation about the companies dealmaking and the controversy surrounding its phone hacking scandal at its UK weekly tabloid News of the World. The New York-based company is in the process of trying to buy the 61 percent of BSkyB (BSY.L) it doesn't already own. News Corp made a 700p a share offer last June and the board said it's looking for around 800p or around $14 billion. Wall Street expects News Corp may have to raise its bid even higher than 800p, especially as the UK satellite company has posted much improved earnings results since News Corp first made its bid [nLDE7270PA]. News Corp is also in the process of assessing buyout offers for its struggling entertainment site Myspace, a one-time pioneer of social networking which has long fallen far behind Facebook. News Corp said Myspace continued to rack up increasing losses during the third quarter.

consecutive price increases — now at 43 days — should end soon, he says, noting that gasoline and oil futures have fallen each day this week. "You can never tell whether you're in the middle of a price correction, and today we're wondering if we are already there," he said. Marathon Oil Corp., which owns the Speedway convenience store chain, has noticed even steeper drops in consumption. Gary Heminger, Marathon's executive vice president, told analysts on Tuesday that gasoline demand has fallen roughly 5 percent and demand for diesel fuel has dropped between 3 and 4 percent since the last week of March. Economists say gas prices,

which are visible on many street corners, can have a big influence on consumer confidence. Now they're only a little more than a dime from the all-time high of $4.11 per gallon, set in July 2008. "The American consumer is reaching a tipping point," retail expert Howard Davidowitz said in an interview with the AP last month. "They're buying cheaper cuts of meat. Instead of a big bottle of ketchup, they're buying a smaller one because it costs less money."If motorists are conserving on gas purchases, they're probably also cutting back on items like clothing or movie tickets. They could be planning shorter trips this summer, if they take vacations at all, Davidowitz said.

Avon might have made more improper payments: report CHICAGO – Avon Products Inc (AVP.N) faces more woes as its internal bribery investigation uncovered the company may have made improper payments in countries besides China, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. There is evidence of millions of dollars of questionable payments to officials in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, India and Japan in amounts that are "not insignificant," the newspaper reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The issues occurred as recently as 2010 and as long ago as 2004, the Wall Street Journal reported. According to the report, one employee in those markets was suspended and there are more suspensions to come. New York-based Avon, the world's largest direct-seller of cosmetics, could not be immediately reached for comment. The company has already come under fire for the costly investigation into potential bribery that began in China in 2008. It spent about $96 million in 2010 on its investigation into

bribery allegations, just above a target of $85 million to $95 million, and has said in the past it planned to spend a similar amount on that probe this year. It spent about $35 million on the investigation in 2009. In its quarterly report, filed on Tuesday, Avon said the company fired four employees that were put on administrative leave in 2010.

The former general manager for China, former head of corporate affairs for China, former head of finance for China and former head of global internal audit and security, who was previously head of finance for the Asia Pacific region, were terminated, it said. Avon also said that, pending the outcome of its investigation and compliance reviews, more personnel actions might be taken going forward.Avon is shaking up its structure to improve business in markets such as Latin America, its largest unit with more than 42 percent of sales last year. In February, it made plans to cut six business units down to two, one focused on developed markets and one focused on developing areas.


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at the SEC's think tank WASHINGTON – The Securities and Exchange Commission pulled out all the stops when it tapped University of Texas law professor Henry Hu to head the first new division created at the agency in 37 years. An unusually generous temporary contract brought Hu to Washington in September of 2009 to oversee the new Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Innovation, part of the agency's effort to address an embarrassing failure to catch swindler Bernard Madoff and adapt to new Wall Street products that could become the next financial weapons of mass destruction.

appropriate. As the SEC works to implement dozens of new rules under the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law and to revamp equity market structure, critics say the accomplishments and direction of the new division are

That could leave the SEC vulnerable as Wall Street continues its breakneck pace of product

first impression was the division's job seemed "vague" with a lot of "cosmetic features to it." "I'm sure they meant well at the time," said Smith, a former partner

In a series of emails, Hu said Schapiro offered him "a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity" to serve as an agent of change at a place with "long-established culture, norms, and practices."

Now back at the University of Texas and writing several books, Hu touted the division's accomplishments under his tenure. One such accomplishment, he told Reuters, was to elevate the stature of economists and other non-lawyer types that have not traditionally had a voice at the SEC.

Hu, with three degrees from Yale and the author of papers on derivatives and financial regulation, looked perfect to lead the "think tank" division that SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro tasked with anticipating market problems. But Hu departed in January, leaving the division searching for a chief economist and new permanent director, and with questions swirling about how much was accomplished during his roughly 16 months on the job.

nal months. In another action around that time, the division's now acting director, Jonathan Sokobin, an economist, was unofficially put in charge of running things while Hu remained as the official director.

"SEC staff who were not traditional lawyers -- nerds such as myself -- were given a real, highly visible seat at the table," he said in an emailed statement.

still n o t c l e a r ly defined.

His hiring has been praised by some outside the agency as a creative effort to bring in top talent, but the arrangement rubbed some staffers the wrong way, including an SEC decision to cover the bulk of his daily living expenses.

The division resulted from melding the SEC's offices of economic analysis and risk assessment. Later, in March 2010, the office of interactive disclosure - which works to make financial disclosures more accessible - was added.

SEC documents obtained by Reuters through a Freedom of Information Act request show Hu sought reimbursement for thousands of dollars per month. The agency's internal watchdog is now reviewing whether the arrangement was

The aim was a multidisciplinary division, but it is not clear whether it has truly succeeded in chipping away at the entrenched culture at the SEC which is known for placing a higher value on the role of lawyers.

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d e velopment, and as the SEC needs airtight economic and market analysis to justify its rulemaking and to prevent successful legal challenges. For some, the mission of the new division, known for short as "Risk Fin," was always too muddled. Roy Smith, a finance professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, said his

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Critics and agency employees told Reuters in interviews that Schapiro relied too much on a single person without clearly spelling out how it would operate. SEC employees, who requested anonymity since they were not authorized to speak publicly, say the chairman's office had to send an adviser to keep an eye on the division during Hu's fi-

But Schapiro seems to have heeded complaints that economists were devalued by the new division structure. She told the Senate Banking Committee in February that the new division head would also get the title of Chief Economist, restoring that position's stature at the agency. Former SEC Chief Economist James Overdahl, who left the SEC in March 2010, said Schapiro's initial decision to make the position junior to the division director had hurt its effort to replace him. "People noticed that the commission no longer had an economist reporting to the chairman's office," he said.


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Glencore $11 billion IPO to make billionaires of bosses LONDON/HONG KONG – Glencore Chief Executive Ivan Glasenberg could be worth $10 billion after the commodities trader makes its debut later this month in a record public offering valuing the commodities group at some $60 billion. Glasenberg, a publicityshy former coal trader, was known to hold the largest slice of Glencore, but his precise holding and corresponding paper wealth was unclear until Wednesday's bumper 1,637-page prospectus detailed his stake of 18.1 percent. The 54-year-old's stake will drop to 15.8 percent after the IPO, but he will remain the largest holder with a paper fortune that will propel him into the ranks of the world's richest. Other top shareholders include Daniel Mate, 47, and Telis Mistakidis, 49, the co-directors responsible for zinc, copper and lead. They each own 6.9 percent before the IPO, falling to 6 percent after the offering. Glencore, the world's largest diversified commodities trader, is seeking a strong debut for the share offering, capping planned proceeds at $11 billion and placing a third of that with key investors led by Abu Dhabi, it said on Wednesday. Glencore set a 480 to 580 pence per share price range for the London initial public offering (IPO). That values it at 36.5 billion pounds ($60 billion) at the mid-point, which is below the price some analysts say the company is worth, and was seen as an attempt to

leave something on the table. "It's smart for investment bankers to be conservative in their pricing, so as not to disappoint

too many people," John McGloin at Collins Stewart said. But institutional investors may take some convincing. "The key thing Glencore needs to bear in mind is yes, they have an interesting model, but not everyone has bought into the idea of how the business is run," a portfolio manager at a UK investment company said. "To be pricing Glencore over $55 billion is way out of line, I would not buy that." Another UK equities investment manager added the IPO was "priced to go": "This is a very strong commercial operation, there's no question about that, the only question is the timing in the cycle, which is uncertain. Nobody knows." PREPARING FOR DEALS Glencore, which is planning a dual London and Hong Kong listing, said on Wednesday it was looking to raise gross proceeds -- before fees and other costs -- of around $10 billion. That is before a 10 percent "greenshoe" or over-

allotment option which can be sold if there is demand. The listing will boost Glencore's firepower for deals amid

a boom in commodity prices, but will also push it into the public eye after 37 years as a discreet private company. Glencore, which has pursued an opportunistic but lucrative acquisition strategy, said in the prospectus it would continue to seek deals to strengthen its core physical marketing activities and also detailed talks to buy a stake in an alumina refinery and manganese mining operations. But it made no mention in the document of plans for Swiss miner Xstrata in which it has a 34 percent stake and with which it is widely expected to merge. That would put a deal at least months away. Glencore's estimate of its future market capitalization puts the company just above the mid-point of a wide $45 to $73 billion value implied in its intention-to-float last month. The mid-point of analyst research was around $60 billion, though that excludes proceeds from the offering. "We could have gone out with a much higher price range.

(Glencore) knows a sensible price range is needed," a source close to the deal said. Glencore said it had struck

agreements with cornerstone investors, who will take up around 31 percent of the total offer, one of the largest cornerstone books to date. A separate term sheet reveals Abu Dhabi's IPIC Aabar will be the largest cornerstone investor, committing $850 million to the IPO. Singapore has agreed to invest $400 million and BlackRock Inc $360 million, while other investors include Credit Suisse Private Bank and Och Ziff, have each agreed to buy $175 million worth of shares. The source close to the deal said the cornerstones were oversubscribed, with not every early investor getting the full allocation they had requested. Holders of Glencore's 2009 convertible bond, including the Government of Singapore, BlackRock and China's Zijin Mining, will hold 5.5 percent of the post-IPO firm. They will have made a total profit of more than $1 billion in under two years. BANK

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ing to raise around $7.9 billion by selling new shares, while its partners plan to raise about $2.1 billion to pay off a tax bill linked to the IPO. That would value Glencore at about 8 to 10 times estimated 2011 earnings, based on the average forecast of the three banks underwriting the IPO.

Founded in 1974 by trading sensation Marc Rich, Glencore has until now held on to a fiercely prized tradition of discretion. As a result, investors will scour the prospectus for details ranging from its existing investors to risks and trading.

Remuneration has also been a closely guarded secret. Wednesday's prospectus shows Glasenberg will be paid 925,000 pounds a year, and will be entitled to a bonus of up to twice that amount. Simon Murray will be one of the best-paid FTSE nonexecutive chairmen with annual fees of 675,000 pounds.

The prospectus also showed the commodities giant's banks will share a potential fee pool of $275 million, the biggest in at least a decade for a European listing.

Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley are the joint global coordinators for the offer.

In its release on Wednesday, Glencore said it had appointed an extra 14 banks to lower ranking roles, boosting the syndicate disclosed last month and taking the total to 23 institutions. Conditional trading is set to begin on May 19.


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LISBON – Portugal is now the third eurozone country to take up rescue crutches, with the opposition signalling Wednesday it will go along with a 78-billion-euro EUIMF deal to avoid debt default. "The government has reached a good agreement that defends Portugal," outgoing Prime Minister Jose Socrates announced o n

television late on Tuesday, but the country got a rough ride on Wednesday when it had to pay sharply increased rates to borrow money.

A deadline looms on June 15, six weeks away, when Portugal must redeem old loans of nearly 5.0 billion euros ($7.3 billion) and avert default. The country now joins Greece and Ireland as eurozone members on financial life support from the EU, ECB and IMF. Socrates signalled that in one sense the conditions of the deal give Portugal some extra breathing space. He said that the deal worth $116 billion "is a three-year programme which sets more gradual deficit reduction targets: 5.9 percent this year, 4.5 percent in 2012 and three percent in 2013." Portugal had previous targets of 4.6 percent this year, 3.0 percent in 2012 and 2.0 percent in 2013. The EU ceiling is 3.0 percent. Experts from the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the European Central Bank met c o n s e r vat ive opposition parties on Wednesday to obtain their support for the bailout conditions if they win an early election on June 5.

The opposition precipitated the election in March by rejecting additional cutbacks to fight Portugal's 160.4-billion-euro debt mountain -- worth nearly a year of the nation's output -- although that was primarily because the government sprang the austerity measures on lawmakers without consultation. The main opposition centreright Social Democratic Party leader Pedro Passos Coelho signalled it favoured the bailout. "The PSD has said since the start it would not let the country go bankrupt and I hope that this aid will arrive soon," Coelho told journalists. However, he said the party would announce a definitive position later after studying the details of the pact negotiated by the outgoing government. The international negotiators were expected to speak to the media on Thursday morning. According to the text of the deal published in Portuguese media, additional budget savings of 8.8 billion euros are to be made in 2012 and 2013. Income tax would rise, sales tax would increase on certain products, the highest pensions would be cut, and the length and amount of unemployment benefit would be trimmed. The next government would also have to reform the labour and energy markets, and raise 5.5 billion euros from privatisation of state assets.

Portugal would have to pay interest on the rescue money at two percentage points above the rate paid by the European Financial Stability Facility, which would mean 4.68 percent, and 12.0 billion euros of the borrowed money would be used to strengthen the banks. In this fevered climate, Portugal went ahead with an operation to raise funds for three months, borrowing 1.117 billion euros, but had to pay interest of 4.652 percent, sharply up from 4.046 percent when the last such issue was made on April 20. On the market for existing debt, the yield or rate on 10-year bonds eased to 9.333 percent from 9.411 percent at the close on Tuesday. In London, Capital Economics analyst Jonathan Loynes, noting the fall, said that markets had given a "positive" response to the deal but that the bailout was "very unlikely to mark an end to the country's problems." At Barclays Capital, Chief European Economist Julian Callow agreed the initial market response had been positive. "The concerns that are out there ... about Europe's ability to deal with the issues that exist in particular parts of Europe are taken care of by programmes such as this one that's just been agreed...," he told AFP. "It removes some negative risks from people's risk assessment."


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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Osama bin Laden's death is likely to revive a debate within the Afghan Taliban about their ties to al-Qaida — a union the U.S. insists must end if the insurgents want to talk peace.

top terrorist gives momentum toward finding a political solution to the nearly decadelong war, according to analysts familiar with U.S. officials' stepped-up effort this year to push a peace agenda.

The foundation of their relationship is believed to be rooted in bin Laden's long friendship with the Taliban's reclusive one-eyed leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, who may now find it more palatable to break with al-Qaida and negotiate a settlement to the war. Much may depend on the newly chastened powerbroker next door: Pakistan.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration have said they will negotiate with any member of the Taliban who embraces the Afghan constitution, renounces violence and severs ties with al-Qaida. Informal contacts have been made in recent months with high-ranking Taliban figures, but no formal peace talks are under way.

"I think now is an opportunity for the Taliban to end their relations with al-Qaida," said Waheed Muzhda, a Kabulbased analyst and former foreign ministry official under the Taliban regime that was toppled in late 2001.

The possible opportunity comes just as the spring fighting season is kicking into gear. The U.S.-led coalition hopes to hold ground in southern Afghanistan gained as a result of the addition last year of an extra 30,000 American troops. The Taliban's goal remains undermining the Afghan government, discrediting its security forces and driving the nearly 100,000 U.S. troops and other foreign forces out of the coun-

Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Afghan Taliban, said it was too early to comment. But the death of the world's

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try. Even before bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs at a compound in Pakistan on Monday, the links between the al-Qaida and the Afghan Taliban had weakened during the 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, Muzhda said. Mullah Omar's refusal to hand over bin Laden after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon prompted the U.S.-led assault on Afghanistan that ousted the Taliban from power. By siding with bin Laden, Mullah Omar's hardline regime lost control of the nation. The goals of the two movements are not closely aligned. While al-Qaida is focused on worldwide jihad against the West and establishment of a religious superstate in the Muslim world, the Afghan Taliban have focused on their own country and have shown little to no interest in attacking targets outside Afghanistan. The car bombing in May 2010 in New York's Times Square was linked to the Pakistani Taliban — an autonomous group on the other side of the border.

Al-Qaida has been the Taliban's bridge to funding and political connections in the Middle East, according to a Western intelligence officer. Mullah Omar's association with bin Laden also gave him clout, said the officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence. But some members of the Taliban's top leadership council have grown uncomfortable with al-Qaida, and a vocal minority want to distance themselves from the mostly Arab terrorist network, he said. There are also cultural differences. Al-Qaida has viewed the Taliban as more backward, "kinda like West Virginia mountain folk — unrefined, uneducated," he said. Breaking with al-Qaida would mean forgoing some reliable funding channels in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Syria. Al-Qaida also shares its technical expertise in explosives and helps the Taliban traffic narcotics made with opium poppies grown in Afghanistan, he said. For their part, the Taliban allow al-Qaida to come into Afghanistan on the backs

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of Taliban fightersTwo other issues, he said, could affect the Taliban's internal debate about al-Qaida. While Bin Laden had personal connections to Taliban leaders, the man expected to replace him, Egyptian-born Ayman al-Zawahri, is a less charismatic, unifying figure. And top Taliban leaders now know that the U.S. might hunt them down in Pakistan even without the cooperation or knowledge of the Pakistani military — as was done with bin Laden. In June 2010, CIA Director Leon Panetta estimated that there were probably only 50 to 100 al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan — that most of the terrorist network was, without question, operating from the western tribal region of Pakistan. Last month, Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said that while some al-Qaida fighters have been searching for hide-outs in rugged areas of eastern Afghanistan, he did not think they were making a comeback inside the country.


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Libyan govt shelling kills 4 as aid ship docks MISRATA, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's forces showered the port area of this besieged rebel city with rockets just minutes after an international aid ship docked there Wednesday, killing four people as part of the regime's increasingly bloody attempt to choke off Misrata's remaining lifeline. The attack caused panic among hundreds of stranded migrant workers and fleeing Libyans who were trying to board the Red Star One, a ferry chartered by the International Organization for Migration. In the chaos, some families were separated and the boat had to redock twice to sort it all out. The timing of the shelling suggested Libyan forces were deliberately trying to disrupt the evacuation. Othman Belbeisi, an IOM official, said rockets started flying just minutes after he and others first stepped off the ferry. "The whole place was shaking and people started running in different directions," he said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the regime should cease hostilities in Misrata port and allow the IOM to provide relief to civilians caught in the fighting. He said the U.S. was making available an additional $6.5 million in assistance to IOM to help evacuate people from Misrata and for other operations in Libya. On Tuesday, a senior Libyan official said the Libyan army would do what is necessary to block sea access to Misrata, already besieged by land for the past two months. Last week, Gadhafi's troops were caught laying sea mines, disrupting shipping as NATO struggled to clear a safe access route to Misrata's port. The Red Star One had waited at sea for three days before risking the approach on Wednesday, aided by a tug boat. Misrata is the main rebel stronghold in western Libya,

which remains largely under Gadhafi's control, while the rebels have been holding on to most of the east. Since the uprising against Gadhafi broke out in mid-February, the two sides have largely been locked in a stalemate. The international community's bombing campaign, launched in midMarch, has kept Gadhafi's forces from advancing to the east, but has failed to give the rebels a clear battlefield advantage. In Benghazi, the opposition stronghold in eastern Libya, rebel military spokesman Col. Ahmed Bani depicted the bombing of Misrata's port as a crime against humanity. He also reported heavy fighting in the southeastern town of Kufra. Bani was asked if the rebels were hoping that some foreign governments would offer ground troops to support their cause. "We have the men on the ground, we have the will, the courage, what we need is proper armaments to carry it out," he replied. "It's our country and better for us to fight for our freedom ... rather than others sacrificing themselves for us." In Europe, support for giving funds to the Libyan rebels — presumably to buy arms, equipment and munitions with which to overthrow Gadhafi — seemed to be growing as distaste for a long air war increased. Officials from countries involved in the military campaign will likely announce ways to help the rebels financially as they meet Thursday in Rome. At the United Nations, meanwhile, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said he has evidence that Gadhafi's security forces have systematical-

ly attacked civilians in trying to crush the armed uprising. Luis Moreno-Ocampo told the U.N. Security Council he would seek arrest warrants in coming weeks against three Libyans who he said appear to bear "the greatest criminal responsibility" for crimes against humanity. He did not name them. Misrata has been especially hard-hit during the fighting, with Gadhafi trying to break resistance in western Libya, his only chance of clinging to power in a possible partition of the country. Thousands of migrant workers were stranded in Misrata when the anti-Gadhafi uprising broke out. In recent weeks, migrants were gradually evacuated on aid ships, with those left behind living in a squalid tent camp near the port. Aid officials said a man, a woman and two children in the camp were killed by Wednesday's rocket attack. Saka Yossie, 27, a worker from Ghana, said he was in the camp when Grad rockets hit. "We were just sitting there when the bombs came down," he said. "They died right in front of us." Yossie said he'd spent six weeks in the camp, sleeping in a tent with very little food and water. "Now I thank God for taking me from this place," he said just before stepping

aboard the ferry. The ferry started taking on passengers shortly after the shelling. Some migrant families arrived in the back of a pickup truck with their belongings. Then dump trucks arrived, their backs packed with hundreds of male migrants, mostly from Niger and other impoverished African countries. The migrants poured out of the trucks and raced to board the ship, many carrying no luggage. The migrants were being given priority because they have no place to stay in Misrata, aid officials said. However some 300 Libyans, mostly families with children, also tried to get on board. Some rushed the boat, ignoring calls to stop. At that point, the boat surprisingly took off, apparently to prevent overloading, but leaving about 400

people on the dock. The boat's surprise departure caught many on the wrong side, and the ship had to redock twice more. Among those boarding were 36 patients to be evacuated to Benghazi, the rebel stronghold in the east. Four were in improvised intensive care units. A woman with Down syndrome kicked and screamed as a group of men carried her aboard. An old man was pushed on in a wheelchair, and an old woman struggled aboard with her walker. Just before the final departure, someone from the medical team said that one of the ICU patients was in unstable condition and needed to get off the ship.


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project hits home The May 4-5 Committee, named for the dates the Netherlands mourns the war dead and celebrates its liberation from German occupation in 1945, worked with Jewish organizations, city archives, and an art think-tank to create an Internet database that is searchable by name or address.

sketchy details. Birth dates made Wagenhuijzen and Kater 53 and 54 years old respectively when they died. Wagenhuijzen, a seamstress, was the eldest daughter of a large family. She lived alone with her father at the apartment until his death in 1934, and then apparently stayed on.

family. It wasn't clear when he moved into the apartment.

I typed my street name in, and it came up instantly.

Less who as a who

A helpful archivist crosschecked the files of the two wartime tenants with the city's marriage database to confirm

Hemonystraat 46, third floor: Elsje Wagenhuijzen, died at Auschwitz Oct. 1, 1942, and Arnold Kater, died at Auschwitz On Dec. 7, 1942. It sent a chill through me. I'm not Jewish, but that wouldn't have made any difference to Hitler: Under Germany's 1935 Nuremburg laws, I am onehalf Jewish, which would have been enough to condemn me. My Jewish grandparents had emigrated to the United States before Hitler's rise. I own half of the building together with another American and our Dutch wives. I wondered whether it was cosmic justice that two Americans, both partially of Jewish descent, now own the building and have several Dutch tenants. We bought the place from an elderly Turkish immigrant a decade ago. I resolved to participate in the project and find out what I could about the former inhabitants. The city archives provided

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is known about Kater, is listed in the archives traveling salesman and had no known surviving

During the war the house was owned by a Dutchman, who rented out the apartment to a Dutch family soon after the Jews were gone. Owners and renters have changed many times since then.

they were not married. Were they lovers? There's no way to know. Like many people in hard times then and now, they may have just roomed together to save on rent. "Jewish Houses" spokeswoman Olivia Somsen said it had proved relatively easy to create the database: Amsterdam was notoriously efficient at registering and deporting its Jews during the occupation. Bureaucrats even created a

map for the Germans, marking each house with a Jew with a black dot — and showing which neighborhoods should be targeted.

Jews made up 10 percent of the city's prewar population in 1939. An estimated 61,700 died in the Holocaust, more than 70 percent. Afterward, Jews comprised less than 3 percent of Amsterdam's population, as many survivors emigrated.

"It's a black chapter in our history, but we don't want to forget it," Somsen said. "On the contrary: the idea is to make the victims visible, to make people know that this happened even in their own neighborhoods."

The posters mark each house as "1 of the 21,662 houses where Jews lived who were murdered in World War II."

She said the project has drawn strong reactions. Some find it creepy, others, depressing. Many, like me, were surprised to learn their neighborhoods were once strongly Jewish.

One man, Kenneth Kuhn, uncovered living relatives in Canada of the Jews who had lived in his house, and obtained photographs of them which he had printed and hung in his window. "I'm very happy to be able to give them a name and a face," he said. "It helps you to comprehend the importance of what happened here, so we don't forget and make the same mistakes."


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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli mayor of Jerusalem said Wednesday that Arabs and Jews are now so intertwined that the city cannot possibly be divided, even though both Israel and the Palestinians claim it as their capital. "You cannot divide the city," said Nir Barkat in a meeting in his office with The Associated Press and several other foreign media organizations. "I know it will never work." Israel seized the eastern part of Jerusalem — along with the West Bank — from Jordan in the 1967 war. It then expanded the municipal borders into the adjacent West Bank, annexed the area inside the new city limits, and has ringed it with neighborhoods intended for Jews. As a result, some 200,000 Jews now live in the occupied area of the city, alongside about 300,000 Palestinians and 300,000 Jews in the western part of Jerusalem. The

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want east Jerusalem for the capital of the state they hope to set up in the West Bank and coastal Gaza Strip. Palestinians view the Jewish neighborhoods as illegal settlements no different than the scores of communities Israel has built in the West Bank. From that perspective, there are now about half a million Jewish Israelis living in areas Israel occupied in 1967. Palestinians are planning to ask the United Nations — where a majority of members appear to support their aspirations, and none have recognized the annexation of east Jerusalem — to recognize such a state. Barkat argued that a divided city would be "totally dysfunctional" and against the interests of the Arab residents as well: "Where will they work? How will they cross it?" "Show me one example of a city that (was divided) and

it continues to work," Barkat said. "There's not (one) comparable idea in history that worked," Barkat said. "I've been an investor. There's a concept called 'Dead on Arrival.' It's a deal that you know will never work."

no role in peace negotiations.

In claiming a practical impossibility, Barkat's comments differed from the typical hawkish opposition to sharing Jerusalem that tends to be based on religious or security grounds.

The former entrepreneur and venture capitalist peppers his presentation with such terms as "game theory" and "business plans" — expressing faith, for example, in the strength of the "Jerusalem brand," which he said he could leverage to quadruple tourism to Jerusalem within a decade, to 10 million a year.

He said he would not change his mind even if this meant that there could be no peace deal with the Palestinians. "Sometimes you've got to know how to walk away from a deal in order to get a deal," he said. "If people come to us and say 'Divide the city of Jerusalem' — no deal." "With other parameters I would be flexible," he added. Jerusalem's mayor has traditionally played little or

Polished, wealthy and secular, Barkat is a perhaps unorthodox representative of a city of 800,000 that is Israel's poorest and is dominated by ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arabs.

Since his election two years ago, he has championed efforts to revitalize its relatively shabby downtown, a centerpiece of which is a modern light railway scheduled to open to the public in coming weeks. He also said he was determined to "close gaps" between the Jewish and Arab areas, which have long suffered

from poor services and infrastructure.

Barkat said he is unhappy with a "slowdown" in the construction of Jewish neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, which he said was imposed by the government facing international pressure over building in the occupied sector.

He said it was inaccurate to speak of "Jewish neighborhoods" because Israel had no control over who moves into homes there and there was a growing trend — which he could not quantify — of Arabs moving into areas, such as the neighborhood of Pisgat Zeev, which are perceived as being Jewish. To truly freeze construction in east Jerusalem, he suggested, would require halting construction in Arab areas as well — clearly not the intention of Israel's critics.


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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court prosecutor said Wednesday that he will seek arrest warrants in the coming weeks against three Libyans who appear to bear "the greatest criminal responsibility" for crimes against humanity by Moammar Gadhafi's security forces in the current uprising. Luis Moreno-Ocampo told the U.N. Security Council that he is also investigating allegations of war crimes, and at a press conference later he didn't rule out future cases stemming from rebel or NATO attacks. He said the evidence his office has collected on alleged crimes against humanity establishes "reasonable grounds" to believe that widespread and systematic attacks are being committed against civilians by Moammar Gadhafi's security forces. The Security Council voted unanimously on Feb. 26 to refer the Libyan crisis to the International Criminal Court and asked the prosecutor to report in two months. Moreno-Ocampo said the evidence shows that government security forces have been systematically shooting at peaceful protesters, using the same tactics in multiple locations. He said systematic arrests, torture, killings and enforced disappearances of civilians have been reported in governmentcontrolled areas including Tripoli, Al Zariyah, Zintan and the Nafousa Mountains.

"In all the incidents to be presented to the judges, the victims who were shot at by the security forces were unarmed civilians and there is no evidence of any attack against the security forces," Moreno Ocampo said, adding "there are at least two eyewitnesses for each incident, documents, and, in many cases, corroboration of details by pictures or video." The prosecutor did not identify the "three individuals who appear to bear the greatest criminal responsibility for crimes against humanity." He said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press that he would identify the Libyans he was seeking arrest warrants for when he presents the case to the court's pre-trial chamber. The court must then decide whether to issue arrest warrants, reject his application, or ask prosecutors for more evidence, he said. Moreno-Ocampo said arresting those who ordered crimes to be committed will deter others from harming civilians. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said the specter of an "imminent" prosecution by the court "should again warn those around Gadhafi about the perils of continuing to tie their fate to his." Libya's deputy foreign minister Khaled Kaim disputed Moreno-Ocampo's evidence. He told a press conference in

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Tripoli late Tuesday that the government has "evidence" that most information gathered by Moreno-Ocampo in visits to Egypt and the rebelheld East is "either unverified information or video footages reproduced or photoshopped by some amateur photographers."

to the regime or talked to international media, activists and journalists," Moreno-Ocampo said. "In addition, citizens of Egypt and Tunisia were arrested and expelled en masse because of their perceived association with the popular uprising. The mosques they used to pray were destroyed."

If the Security Council is "sincere about finding the truth" it should listen to all parties, he said.

Since the end of February, he said there has been an armed conflict in Libya and his office has also received "relevant information on the alleged commission of war crimes."

Kaim said Ocampo won't be invited to Libya because it is not a party to the Rome statute that created the International Criminal Court. He said another Security Council factfinding mission could come instead. Moreno-Ocampo responded at a news conference later, saying his evidence will be judged in court, and "I wait for them in court." Libya should cooperate with the court, he said, because it must follow Security Council decisions as a member of the United Nations. Gadhafi, who has been in power for more than four decades, has fought fiercely to put down an uprising against his regime that began with protests inspired by a wave of Mideast unrest and escalated into an armed rebellion. "The victims are civilians who participated in demonstrations, are considered disloyal

The prosecutor said specific allegations of war crimes include the use of imprecise weapons such as cluster bombs, multiple rocket launchers and mortars in crowded urban areas, particularly in besieged rebelheld Misrata. There are also reports of forces blocking humanitarian supplies, the use of civilians as human shields, and the torture of prisoners of war or civilians, he said. Moreno-Ocampo said his office is also investigating alleged rapes, including incidents of victims who have been arrested and harassed. He noted the high-profile case of a woman who reported to international media that she had been raped by security forces because of her suspected association with the rebels. Several sources have also reported the unlawful arrest, mistreatment and killings of "sub-Saharan African civilians wrongly perceived to be

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mercenaries," he said, noting that angry mobs in rebelcontrolled Benghazi and other cities assaulted these black Africans and killed dozens of them. Moreno-Ocampo said efforts to cover up the crimes have made it difficult to ascertain the precise number of victims, but there is "credible information" estimating that 500 to 700 people died in February alone when security forces fired live ammunition at peaceful demonstrators. "The total number of persons that have died since the beginning of the conflict is in the thousands," he said. Moreno-Ocampo said he may seek further arrest warrants "taking into account the full scope of criminality, including war crimes, allegedly committed by different individuals." Stressing the impartiality of the court, Moreno-Ocampo didn't rule out arrest warrants as a result of the allegations against the rebels or NATO attacks. Russia has accused NATO of a "disproportionate use of force." He said a report by investigators from the U.N. Human Rights Council on alleged rights violations in Libya is due at the end of May, and the data they collect "will be very useful to the prosecution for further action," including possible new arrest warrants. Moreno-Ocampo also urged the international community to assist with the serious planning and preparation that will be necessary to arrest those sought by the court.


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Chris Hemsworth takes Hollywood as god of thunder LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's about to introduce himself to the world as a cinematic superhero, but right now, Chris Hemsworth's biggest worry is a giant bowl of almonds. Since taking on the title role in "Thor," the Australian actor has packed on more than 20 pounds of muscle to become the rippled Norse god of thunder — and the new body requires constant protein to maintain it. "I needed to make an effort to get into the gym and force feed myself buckets of chicken and steak and vegetables and brown rice. It was rather sickening," says the affable actor, who looks like a young Brad Pitt with a sculpted physique that wows men and women alike. "But as far as jobs go, I don't want to complain. It's still one of the best."

Hemsworth had only a handful of American movie roles before landing that of the otherworldly Marvel superhero, which he introduces in "Thor" and will reprise next year in "The Avengers." "Thor," which is directed by Kenneth Branagh and also stars Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman, opens Friday. Hemsworth admits it was "sort of intimidating" to face his Oscar-winning costars, "but they couldn't have been more supportive." "They all have the same sort of appreciation for the work and love for what they do," says the 27-year-old actor. "And there's no ego." In casting the lead for "Thor," Branagh sought to discover

"what was necessary: a real new movie star." In fact, the film's producer, Kevin Feige, insisted that an exciting new Thor would be critical to the film's success, Branagh recalls. "It's not something I ever mentioned to Chris Hemsworth," Branagh says, "but he was right." The director wanted a fresh face, someone audiences could believe as a god, but with the acting chops of a veteran who could hold his own in scenes with Hopkins and Portman. "He had all of that and he also had this kind of natural ease in front of the camera that was vital also," Branagh says of Hemsworth. "In repose, Thor must be a compelling story. And he is. And he's obviously

a very handsome lad, and he worked like a Trojan to get that body. When he takes his shirt off, there's always an audible response." (It's a safe bet that'll happen in a theater near you.) Hemsworth says the muscles made him feel more like the character, but he's eager to shed the bulk. Still, it will be a while before he can: "The Avengers" starts shooting next week, in which the new Thor will join an ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America and Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk. "It's a lot of superheroes," says Hemsworth. "It should be fun." The middle sibling in a trio of acting brothers, Hemsworth

and his younger brother (and former Miley Cyrus beau), Liam, both auditioned for the role of Thor. And though the brothers are competitive in sports — including their family favorite, surfing — they're a team when it comes to their Hollywood success. "We're always supportive of each other, and if Chris gets a part over me, I'm as happy as him to get it as myself," says Liam, who is about to begin production on the much-anticipated big-screen adaptation of "The Hunger Games." "A win for him is a win for me," echoes Hemsworth. "Having come all the way over here and it being a big risk, you need an ally." The two rehearse together, share contacts and generally give each other professional pep talks.

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NEW YORK – Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have revealed the names they've picked out for their newborn boy and girl: Moroccan and Monroe. The couple chose to name their son Moroccan Scott Cannon after the Moroccan-inspired decor of the top tier of Carey's New York

City apartment. The so-called Moroccan Room is also where Cannon proposed. They picked the middle name Scott since it's both Cannon's middle name as well as his grandmother's maiden name. The couple named their daughter Monroe Cannon after Marilyn Monroe, who has inspired Carey. Unlike her brother, Monroe doesn't have a middle name because Carey doesn't have one either. Carey and Cannon's twins were delivered Saturday in Los Angeles.

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As Bush, Ferrell responds to bin Laden's death NEW YORK – Will Ferrell has returned to his President George W. Bush impression, this time to respond to the death of Osama bin Laden. In a Web video posted Wednesday on Funny Or Die, Ferrell's Bush sends his remarks from a Sizzler steak house in Texas. His message? He has person-

ally overseen a "strategic and covert operation," killing a gopher that had been terrorizing his backyard. The parody ends with the Bush character getting the news that bin Laden has been killed. That makes "two good things," he says.

Ferrell's impression of Bush was popular on "Saturday Night Live." He resurrected it in a 2009 Broadway show, as well as in sporadic videos.

Watched by more than 110,000 by Wednesday afternoon, the video was rapidly gaining viewers.

Spider-Man's world to get too crowded for comfort PHILADELPHIA — Things are going to get buggy for Spider-Man as the Marvel Comics hero realizes what life can be like when everybody — from the food cart vendor on the corner to the guy sitting across the subway train — can crawl on walls, tingle with spider-sense and even spin webs. Marvel writer Dan Slott is set to upend Peter Parker's existence — one where his arachnidinspired powers were usually his own — with a story this summer set in Manhattan and, f i t tingly, dubbed "SpiderIsland." The seeds of the eight-issue

story starting in "The Amazing Spider-Man" No. 666, drawn by Stefano Caselli, and concluding with the epilogue in No. 673, also drawn by Caselli, will be sown in one of the two comics that Marvel is giving away on Saturday as part of the international Free Comic Book Day celebration, now in its 10th year. "It's an honest to gosh all new issue of Spider-Man, 20 pages," Slott said, adding that events in the issue, titled "The Way of the Spider" will set up the upcoming "Spider-Island" story. The free issue, illustrated by Humberto Ramos, who is also drawing the full story in issues No. 667-672, with inks by Carlos Cuevas and Victor Olazaba, features not just Spider-Man but also Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu, and Jessica Drew, the original Spider-Woman. "This issue will also set up a new challenge for Spider-Man which will play into the events of 'Spider-Island,'" Slott said. "There is something that happens in this free issue — that any out there can get — that sows an important seed for 'Spider-Island.'" Slott is tightlipped about what that seed is and about the wider story line planned for this

summer, but called the saga a new struggle for Peter Parker, Spidey's alter-ego. "One of the things we all know about Spider-Man is his great catch line — even President Obama has said it — 'With great power comes great responsibility,'" Slott said. "And 'Spider-Island' is asking, 'What if his power was not great?'" What if New Yorkers suddenly wake up with abilities like Spider-Man? How would that change things? What would it mean for Spider-Man? "Peter Parker will not be the only spider-powered person in New York. His power will not be so great," Slott said. "Everyday folks — the guy putting the schmear on your bagel, the guy driving you in the bus, your neighbor down the block — it's spider powers for everyone! All shapes and sizes!" Of course, infecting that many people at the same time is hard, but Slott has found a unique way to affect the transfer, one that real New Yorkers already fear: bedbugs. An evil person has genetically altered the critters. Who is that malevolent force?

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Dobrev warns of gut-wrenching US hiker Sarah Shourd won't attend Iran trial 'Vampire' finale NEW YORK – "Vampire Diaries" fans note: Nina Dobrev warns of a "gut-wrenching" season finale in which "people will die." Dobrev is not giving hints about who will go but predicts that "there will be a lot of tears" among the cast, crew and viewers of the CW hit. The actress, who says the cast knows little more than the audience about writers' plans, says she was as surprised as anyone the key plotline involving a "sun and moon curse" turned out to be a ruse for character Klaus, who is scheming to become a vampire/werewolf hy-

brid. "Trust me, when I read that script and looked at those pages and saw that everything that they've all been doing for the last two seasons really has been all made up and a big joke; broke my heart," she said.\ Dobrev thinks it was a clever move to make Klaus appear more diabolical. "It makes Klaus that much smarter and that much more clever and ahead of the game," she said. "It's like a puppet show and he's orchestrating the whole thing." The actress also reveals that the cast has come up with their own, unofficial name for

the hybrid: a "wampire." Dobrev co-stars with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, who play vampire brothers obsessed with her two characters on the show: the sweet human Elena and the evil vampire ancestor Katherine. Because Elena and Katherine are both identified as doppelgangers, Dobrev says "it's assumed" she will eventually have to take on another role as their original. She acknowledges, however, that she has "no idea" if that will happen. \The "Vampire Diaries" finale airs on the CW network on May 12 at 8 p.m. EDT.

Sarah Shourd, one of three US hikers arrested by Iran in 2009 on espionage charges, told AFP Wednesday she would not return to Tehran to stand trial next week with her fiance and a friend. Shourd, who was freed on bail in September after 14 months imprisonment mostly in solitary confinement, said she had been diagnosed with severe depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Returning to Iran could exacerbate her problems, she said. Shourd had been due to return for the trial set for May 11 with her fiance Shane Bauer and their friend Josh Fattal, both

of whom remain imprisoned in the Islamic Republic. "I can't go back for the trial," she told AFP in an interview in Washington. "There is a part of me that would like to go back and stand by Shane and Josh at this most difficult time. But really I'm afraid it would be too traumatic for me to go back after what I've been through in Iran." The three hikers, who have all pleaded not guilty to spying charges, say they innocently strayed into Iran from across the unmarked border with northern Iraq when they were arrested.

NEW YORK – Like most artists, Janelle Monae prepares for a live show with a list she follows, including exercising and vocal warm-ups. Unlike most artists, Monae says her list also includes the routine of putting her hair in dirt, washing and conditioning it — and repeating the cycle. She also says that she eats "Asian cuisine with the bus driver." It's hard to tell if she is joking, but if you know of Monae — or her music — it wouldn't be that surprising. The singer is not your typical artist: She's

always seen in a tuxedo and rocks a pompadour. Her music is a blend of alternative, R&B and funk sounds and some of her songs are inspired by things like Muhammad Ali's fists, Walt Disney and Star Wars. The singer's first full-length CD, the melodramatic 18track epic "The ArchAndroid," follows a female android who discovers she is the chosen one and is trying to adapt to her new superpowers. The disc earned her two Grammy nominations and was a critical success. The Associated Press

named it the No. 1 album of 2010. Since its release, Monae has toured with Prince and Amy Winehouse. She'll open for Katy Perry in September and her co-headlining tour with rising star Bruno Mars kicks off Wednesday in New York. The 25-year-old Monae says because of her musical style, she's able to go on the road with, pretty much, any musician. "I can go anywhere that I want," Monae told the AP in a phone interview last week. "I could hang with (Vogue magazine

editor-at-large) Andre Leon Talley, Karl Lagerfeld ... Big Boi (of OutKast), do shows with Prince, Stevie Wonder. I mean, that's pretty much my life. I'm not boxed in to any one thing."

medley together at this year's Grammy Awards, along with rapper B.o.B.

After Prince and Winehouse, Monae tours with Mars The performer said she spent 80 percent of the last year on tour, but insists she's found some downtime to record new music. "I'm very inspired right now," she said. "This (new) album will definitely change lives." Monae and Mars are labelmates. They performed a

Monae says she's excited to share her music with Mars' fans, and says they can expect surprises and more onstage.

"Our shows are very high energy and you don't see that a lot," she said. "I would love to see it more — you know when you have the artist crowd surfing and giving their all. And there are a lot of great shows out, but what we're doing is not being done."


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Titans’ Simms acquitted in NY drugged-driving case Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Chris Simms was acquitted Wednesday of driving while high on marijuana, winning a case he said stemmed from a police officer's mistake. "I'm really just happy it's all over with," a relieved but politely indignant Simms said as he left a Manhattan courthouse with his wife, Danielle. "I love the NYPD, and I'm mad that this happened." Jurors, who deliberated for about an hour in the misdemeanor case, declined to comment as they left court. Simms, the 30year-old son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, was arrested around 1 a.m. July 1 at a police sobriety checkpoint in downtown Manhattan. He was heading home to New Jersey after going out t o

dinner with his wife and two friends. A police officer told jurors that Simms made a tiresquealing turn just before the checkpoint, his Mercedes-Benz SUV reeked of marijuana and Simms himself was "like a zombie." Slurring his words, Simms said there wasn't any marijuana in the car because "he smoked it all," Officer Francisco Acosta testified.

Simms denied the allegations, and he said the officer misunderstood his remark.

"The comment I made to the officer is that there was someone in the car who smoked marijuana," Simms, who didn't testify at his trial, said after it ended. With his then-pregnant wife in the car, "I said, 'You're way offbase. I'm 30 years old, and I already have a 4-year-old at home.'" A longtime friend, former Bryant University quarterback Charles Granatell, told jurors he was solely responsible for a marijuana scent the officer said was so strong it numbed his tongue. Granatell testified that he smoked pot by the SUV while Simms popped into another friend's 40th birthday party. The party's guest of honor, movie producer and nightclub owner Noel Ashman, told jurors Simms was

"very, very lucid" during his stop there. In her closing argument, Manhattan assistant district attorney Alexandra Glazer dismissed their accounts as "one not worthy of belief, and the other irrelevant." If Granatell was indeed the only one smoking marijuana that night, she asked, "wouldn't he have said something, instead of watching his friend get arrested in front of his eight-months-pregnant wife?" The DA's office declined to comment after the verdict. Simms took an alcohol breath test that came back negative, and he declined a urine test that could have shown drug use, if any. His lawyer, Harvey A. Steinberg, said Simms declined the urine test because he was frustrated that he was being arrested first and tested later. "It's a case of rush to judgment," Steinberg said in his summation. Simms had turned down a no-jail deal that would have involved pleading guilty to a noncriminal driving-while-impaired violation. If convicted at the trial, Simms could have faced up to a year in jail. Besides the legal consequences, a conviction or any guilty plea that entailed admitting smoking marijuana could have subjected Simms to a suspension under NFL policies. A third-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003, Simms ruptured his spleen in a 2006 game against the Carolina Panthers and had to undergo emergency surgery. After Tampa Bay released him, he went to Tennessee in 2008, played for the Denver Broncos in 2009 as an unrestricted free agent and then returned to the Titans. The Titans released him in September but then re-signed him in November. He has a 7-9 record in his 16 NFL career starts; he didn't play in any games during the 2010 season.


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Larry Scott has spent his nearly two years as Pac-10 commissioner bolstering the conference's brand by expanding its reach. The former professional tennis player unfurled his latest and greatest ground stroke on Wednesday, announcing the launch of the conference's own television network and a joint 12-year deal with ESPN and Fox that's the richest in college sports at a hefty $3 billion. "I think it's fair to say 18 months ago, never in our wildest dreams would we have envisioned being in the position that we're in today," Arizona State athletic director Lisa Love said. Member schools had already agreed to an equal revenue-sharing plan and will rake it in with the new network and TV deal, each earning about $21 million annually in guaranteed money. The roughly $250 million per year for the conference puts the new Pac-12 — Colorado and Utah are set to join the next two years — ahead of the Big Ten ($220 million) and SEC ($205 million) for top dog in TV deals. For a conference that made less than $60 million in media rights this past season, that's a big deal. "Today's announcement of this landmark agreement represents an important milestone in the transformation from the Pac-10 to the Pac-12," Scott said. "The increased revenue that will come to the Pac-12 comes at a critically important time for our universities given the unprecedented financial challenges that higher education and athletics within higher education is facing." The TV contract, which will begin with the 2012-13 season, combined with the Pac-12 Network will allow the conference to televise every football

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and men's basketball game, numerous women's basketball games, along with Olympic and other non-revenue sports within the conference. Normally rivals in sports coverage, ESPN — and partner ABC — and Fox will combine to broadcast 44 regular-season football games, including 10 to a national audience, and 68 men's basketball games. The Pac-12 championship game in football will be televised next season by Fox, which will also utilize its FX channel in its coverage, and alternate every year between the two networks. The men's conference basketball tournament will have a similar rotation, starting with ESPN next season. "We do compete at a lot of levels, often like they do on Saturdays in college football, but there are a lot of times when it makes sense to get together," said Randy Freer, president of Fox Sports Networks. "We were able to come together and realize this could be a relationship where everyone truly won. The sum of the parts were bigger than the whole in this case." The Pac-12 Network will be fully owned by the conference, unlike the Big Ten Network, 49 percent of which is owned by Fox. Along with the Pac-12 Digital Network, the Pac-12 Network will televise some football games and the bulk of men's basketball games, roughly 120 per season. It also will show numerous women's basketball games and another 200 live Olympic sports, which the conference has dominated in over the years.


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Michigan guard Darius Morris is staying in the NBA draft. The sophomore point guard had declared for the draft but could have returned to the Wolverines if he'd withdrawn by May 8. Instead, he'll forgo his remaining eligibility, meaning Michigan will have to replace one of its most important players as it tries to build on last season's impressive finish. "There have been long discussions with my family, friends and my Michigan coaches," Morris said. "In the end I decid-

ed to go with my heart. Playing professional basketball has always been a dream for me. I feel this is the right time for me to pursue that goal. It will be hard to leave the University of Michigan. However, I truly believe the basketball program is moving in a very positive direction." Morris averaged 15 points and 6.7 assists a game last season. His ability to penetrate and find open teammates was a key part of coach John Beilein's offense. Michigan recovered from a 1-6 start in Big Ten play to make the

Bobcats F Cunningham faces drug-possession charge Charlotte Bobcats forward Dante Cunningham faces a drug-possession charge after police found a small amount of marijuana in his pickup during a traffic stop in suburban Philadelphia. Radnor Township Police Superintendent William Colarulo says officers responding to a reckless driving complaint on Friday stopped the former Villanova star. Colarulo says officers smelled marijuana and recovered a suspicious substance after Cunningham consented to a search. That search also turned up a pellet gun in violation of a local ordinance. Cunningham was arraigned and released on bail. The Bobcats released a brief statement Wednesday afternoon. “We are aware of the unfortunate incident involv-

ing Dante Cunningham in Pennsylvania,” the team said. “We are in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment until the legal process has run its course.” Portland traded Cunningham to Charlotte in February in the deal that sent Gerald Wallace to the Trail Blazers. The Bobcats moved Cunningham from power forward to small forward and were impressed with his mid-range jumper. He became a part of the rotation, averaging 9 points and 4 rebounds in 22 games with Charlotte. Cunningham is scheduled to be a restricted free agent this summer. Before the arrest, Bobcats owner Michael Jordan said they wanted to re-sign him.

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NCAA tournament. Once there, the Wolverines routed Tennessee in their first game before falling 73-71 to Duke when Morris just missed a shot that would have tied the game. "We, as a staff, have watched Darius grow as a person and as a player these past two years," Beilein said. "His improvement on the court has been the result of his God-given talent and his intense desire to become the best player he can be. His work habits, especially in our individual skill development time, have been outstanding,

and we all witnessed the results of his efforts this season." This is the second straight offseason Michigan has lost a key player early to the draft. Last year it was Manny Harris, who ended up with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Wolverines pulled together without him and were a much better team this past season, but it remains to be seen whether they can do the same without Morris. His departure likely means a more important role for Tim Hardaway Jr., the talented guard who came on strong at the end

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of his freshman season. Stu Douglass, who will be a senior next season, is the heir apparent at point guard. With no seniors on the roster last season, Michigan appeared to have a promising future. That might still be true, but Morris will be difficult to replace after breaking the school's single-season record with 235 assists. "Darius has been a catalyst in the continued growth of our program and we wish him nothing but the best in his professional basketball career and beyond," Beilein said. "He will always be a Michigan Wolverine."


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Steelers RB Mendenhall writes clarification Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall wrote a "clarification" of his comments made Monday on Twitter regarding the death of Osama bin Laden. In a tweet posted around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, he linked to an in-depth blog post. In that entry, he wrote that he does not support bin Laden, and that he aimed clear things up, for not only himself, but also the Steelers. On Monday, Pittsburgh's leading rusher caused enough of a stir with his tweets, that the Steelers felt compelled to release a statement. Among Mendenhall's posts, the day after the bin Laden news broke, was: "What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even h e a r d speak. We've only heard one side..." He also tweeted on the Sept. 11 attacks: "We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style." Wednesday's offering, though, was a different story. "I appreciate those of you who have decided to read this letter and attain a greater understanding of my recent Twitter posts. I see how they have gotten misconstrued, and wanted to use this outlet as a way to clear up all things that do not truthfully represent my-

self, what I stand for personally, and any organization that I am a part of. "First, I want people to understand that I am not in support of Bin Laden, or against the USA. I understand how devastating 9/11 was to this country and to the people whose families were affected. Not just in the U.S., but families all over the world who had relatives in the World Trade Centers. My heart goes out to the troops who fight for our freedoms everyday, not being certain if they will have the opportunity to return home, and the families

who watch their loved ones bravely go off to war. Last year, I was grateful enough to have the opportunity to travel overseas and participate in a football camp put on for the children of U.S. troops stationed in Germany. It was a special experience. These events have had a significant impact in my life." Mendenhall also specifically pointed out the "celebrates death" tweet. "This controversial statement was something I said in response to the amount of joy I saw in the event of a

murder. I don't believe that this is an issue of politics or American pride; but one of religion, morality, and human ethics." He also tried to bring closure to the situation. "Nothing I said was meant to stir up controversy. It was my way to generate conversation. In looking at my timeline in its entirety, everything that I've said is with the intent of expressing a wide array of ideas and generating open and honest discussions, something I believe we as American citizens should be able to do. Most opinions will not be fully agreed upon and are not meant to be. However, I believe every opinion should be respected or at least given some thought. I apologize for the timing as such a sensitive m a t t e r, but it was

not meant to do harm. I apologize to anyone I unintentionally harmed with anything that I said, or any hurtful interpretation that was made and put in my name." On Tuesday, as Mendenhall's offerings became a national story, team president Art Rooney II made sure the Steelers were heard from. "I have not spoken with Rashard, so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments," he wrote in a statement. "The entire Steelers organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon." Mendenhall, who profiles himself as a "conversationalist and professional athlete" on his Twitter page, turned some heads in March, as well, when he supported a comment by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson comparing the NFL to "modern-day slavery." "Anyone with knowledge of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel eachother," Mendenhall posted at the time. Mendenhall is coming off a tremendous season, as he led the AFC champions in carries (324), rushing yards (1,273) and rushing touchdowns (13). He has 2,439 yards in three seasons since being drafted in the 2008 first round out of Illinois.


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Wildcats back to basics in win over Tennessee Kentucky coach John Calipari jotted down a simple message on the whiteboard in locker room before the 18th-ranked Wildcats faced rival Tennessee on Tuesday night.

tucky’s disappointing 4-4 start in the Southeastern Conference. His lackadaisical commitment wasn’t lost on his teammates. “He wasn’t he wasn’t practicing hard, everybody called him out on it,” Liggins said.

called the inspired play of Liggins and Harrellson the tipping point. “Those two guys (Liggins and Harrellson) gave Kentucky some real energy plays, physical plays I thought were a big difference in the game,” Pearl said.

“I put on the board: Refuse to lose,” Calipari said. “It’s that time of the year. Refuse to lose. Figure out a way.”

Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, back on the bench after serving an eight-game suspension for lying to NCAA investigators about the team’s recruiting practices,

Kentucky’s job now is to keep it going. The Wildcats are just 1-4 on the road in conference play and travel to Vanderbilt on Saturday.

NJ court won’t halt ballot printing for Carl Lewis One court on Wednesday reAnd figure it out quickly. fused to halt the printing of a Kentucky responded with Democratic state Senate pria decisive 73-61 victory that mary ballot for Carl Lewis, just made up for in grit what it hours before his lawyer tried to lacked in polish. The Wildmake his case to one of the only cats (17-6, 5-4 SEC) turned remaining courts that could it over 16 times but played help the former Olympic track with a tenacity lacking and field star. It’s a case of high during a recent two-game political intrigue, even by New slide. Jersey standards, as one of the world’s most celebrated athletes Junior guard DeAndre Ligtries to get to the starting blocks gins harassed Tennessee’s for a different kind of race. top scorer Scotty Hopson into 11 points on 3-of-8 Republicans, Democrats and shooting and exploded at election officials — who are the other end of the floor, supposed to be neutral — have tying a career high with 19 been slugging it out in news points. It was the kind of conferences and in courtrooms performance Calipari was over big constitutional and polooking for from Liggins, litical questions. The issues at who is almost too selfless at the heart of the case: Is Lewis times. Though Liggins doesn’t a New Jersey resident? Are the possess the kind of offensive state’s residency rules fair? And, skills of his younger teammates, if Lewis isn’t a resident, should Calipari said he deserved to put he be allowed to run anyway? it up more considering how Meanwhile, three county clerks hard he plays on defense. “I said, are reminding the judges of a DeAndre, if we throw it ahead very practical issue: They need and can make plays, go make to get their ballots printed soon them,’” Calipari said. “How for the June 7 primary. hard he’s working, he deserves it. We got guys shooting balls, “It’s kind of amazing,” Lewis going through the motions. You lamented outside a courtroom don’t deserve to shoot it. Let Wednesday, “You can go from him shoot it.” New Jersey’s favorite son to a carpetbagger in three weeks.” Liggins made 5-of-6 field goals and consistently got to the freeLewis, now 49, grew up in Willthrow line, where he knocked ingboro, a middle-class town down 7 of 8 shots. between Philadelphia and Trenton. He went to Texas for col“I just try to help out my teamlege and in 1984 moved from mates, but sometimes (Calipari) track star to celebrity when he wants me to be selfish,” Ligwon four gold medals at the Los

Angeles Olympics. Over the next 12 years, he would collect five more golds in the Olympics. He has been based largely in California, where he owns a business and where he has voted — at least until he registered to vote in New Jersey last month.

But he has owned a home in New Jersey since 2005 and has volunteered as a track coach at Willingboro High School since 2007. He also has a foundation in New Jersey. His has homes in Medford and Mount Laurel, N.J., and Pacific Palisades, Calif. He announced last month that he would seek a state Senate seat, saying he wanted to do more to gins said. More importantly, he help the people he knows in the wants the Wildcats to be tough. area near where he grew up. Liggins was able to get loose thanks in part to five steals, alHe is, he says, a New Jerseyan lowing him to get easy baskets who has lived in the state for 22 in transition. Liggins didn’t wait of his years and identifies with for the Volunteers to come to voters there. “They know who I him, he attacked, rising to the am,” he said. “I’ve been around challenge laid down by Califor years.” pari who questioned his team’s toughness during road losses to Friends, he said, have often told Mississippi and Florida. him to run for office. While he hasn’t given many details of his Calipari put a heavy bag in the platform, he’s in some ways a team’s practice facility and orready-made candidate. He’s still dered his players to put on boxtall and lean, a gray-haired vering gloves, part of the changes he sion of the magazine-cover star, promised as the Wildcats faced and speaks with the polish of the first “crisis” — as Calipari someone comfortable in front put it — of his tenure. “We went of the media. to the heavy bag and we showed them how to box, how to jab,” No other Democrat is runCalipari said. “I’m just saying, ning for the seat. The district is ‘Look, you’ve got to be rough. dominated by Republicans and You’ve got to be willing to fight. is currently represented in the

state Senate by Dawn Marie Addiego. It’s a slice of New Jersey that has become an unlikely hotbed for athlete-politicians. Last year, former Philadelphia Eagles lineman Jon Runyan, a Republican, was elected to represent a congressional district that includes much of the same area. One of the main people who helped recruit him to run was Addiego. Last week, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who also serves as secretary of state and was elected as Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s running mate, declared that Lewis didn’t meet the state requirement that a state senator has to be a resident for at least four years before running. So far, courts have You’ve got to be willing to take agreed with her ruling, despite their stuff. You can’t let people protests from Democratic oftake our stuff.’” Senior center ficials that it was nakedly parJosh Harrellson worked out tisan. some of his anger over his ineffective play the last month by A state appeals court ruled that trying to punch his way through Lewis didn’t meet the residenthe bag. He couldn’t quite pull cy requirement. In response it off, though Calipari will take to Lewis’ appeal of that rulHarrellson’s spirited 16-point, ing, the state Supreme Court six-rebound effort anytime. on Wednesday refused to halt “For two weeks, he was (messthe printing of the ballots. The ing around),” Calipari said. court also said deadlines for “He was. Look, there’s one perlater this week for legal briefs son you cannot fool: yourself. arguing whether it should take You’re not fooling yourself. up the larger case. A federal You can fool everybody else. judge ruled that there’s nothYou’re not fooling yourself.” ing unconstitutional about the residency requirement itself. Harrellson seemed on the verge Lewis’s lawyer argued before of a breakout after putting up the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of a career-defining 23-points Appeals on Wednesday that the against Louisville in December. requirement has an unconstituInstead, he’d regressed, avertional effect by keeping Lewis aging just 3.7 points in Kenout of the race.


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Confusion might get in the way of anything you hope to accomplish today, Taurus. You may feel like you’re walking around in a daze, uncertain of your actions. Try to stay focused and be your usual practical, objective self. It might not come as easily for you as it usually does, but you can do it.

Spiritual and metaphysical concepts may seem murky to you today, Gemini. Ideas that friends accept as matters of course might feel strange. Don’t get into an argument. Ask about books, websites, or magazines that you can consult for more input and, hopefully, clarity.

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A strange, bothersome feeling could plague you today, Cancer, as if you can’t remember something you need to do. Don’t drive yourself crazy over this. Chances are you haven’t forgotten anything but had a rather irritating dream.

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Is a romantic partner having trouble communicating with family, Leo? If so, be prepared to hear about it today. Be a good listener. Your understanding and objectivity will be greatly appreciated. Your beloved probably isn’t seeing the real facts and needs an outside party to point this out.

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Capricorn

A heightened sense of idealized romance could hit you today, Libra. If you aren’t currently involved, beware! That wonderful new person you’ve just met may have a well-hidden side. If you’re currently involved.

A luxury you’ve been craving could seem very tempting today, Capricorn. Make sure you’re really ready, willing, and able to spend the money to get it. Think about it carefully before whipping out your credit card.

Scorpion

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Something you feel you desperately need right now is missing, Scorpio, and it’s very well hidden. You may search the house for it and drive yourself crazy in the process. Do you really need it that badly? If so, sit for a moment and try to collect your thoughts. If you can’t, leave it for now.

Sagitarius

Don’t listen to gossip today, Sagittarius. Any rumors that are spreading are likely to be based on false assumptions and totally outside the realm of reality. Yet someone who loves to talk is very convincing! Take anything you hear that you can’t immediately verify with a grain of salt, if not the whole shaker. There’s definitely something weird going on. Avoid it!

Emotional turmoil may overwhelm your usual objectivity and good sense today, Aquarius. Family problems could weigh on your mind, as communication between you and family members may be lacking. You might not feel in touch with what’s going on.

Pisces

Your imagination should fly high today, Pisces. Whether you’re into writing, music, or dance, make the most of your creative inspiration. If you don’t, your ideas may vanish as soon as they appear. If you’re too busy, at least make time to jot down your insights and any possibilities for developing them. Then you will have a record you can return to at a future date.


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Today is Wednesday, May 4, the 124th day of 2011. There are 241 days left in the year. Today is Thursday, May 5, the 125th day of 2011. There are 240 days left in the year.

Iran’s run-off elections, winning control of the legislature from conservatives for the first time since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Highlights in history on this date:

2002 - Fidel Castro releases from prison one of Cuba’s most prominent dissidents, Vladimiro Roca, who was convicted of sedition for publishing a pamphlet that called for democratic and economic reforms.

1494 - During his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus first sights Jamaica 1570 - Turkey declares war on Venice for refusing to surrender Cyprus. Spain comes to Venice’s aid, but the Turks conquer Cyprus fully three years later. 1646 - British forces under King Charles I surrender to Scots at Newark, England.

1925 - John T. Scopes is arrested in Tennessee for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.

1762 - Russia and Prussia sign Treaty of St. Petersburg, under which Russia restores all conquests and forms defensive and offensive alliance. 1808 - Napoleon Bonaparte forces Spain’s King Charles IV to abdicate in favor of him in Madrid. He appoints his brother Joseph Bonaparte to rule. 1821 - France’s Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile on the island of St. Helena. 1824 - British troops take over Rangoon, Burma - now Myanmar. 1862 - Mexican army defeats invading French forces in the Battle of Puebla. May 5 is now Mexico’s National Day, Cinco de Mayo. 1892 - U.S. Congress passes the Geary Chinese Exclusion Act, which requires Chinese in the United States to be registered or face deportation. 1893 - Panic hits the New York Stock Exchange; by year’s end, the country is in the throes of a severe depression. 1936 - Italian forces occupy Addis Ababa, ending Abyssinian - now Ethiopia - War. 1954 - Gen. Alfredo Stroessner heads coup against civilian President Federico Chavez, beginning 34-year dictatorship in Paraguay.

1955 - Allies restore the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Germany - West Germany - and it joins NATO. 1963 - Algeria’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Khemisti dies three weeks after being wounded by an assassin’s bullet. 1964 - Israel announces that first water is flowing from its new pipeline from Sea of Galilee to Negev Desert, despite Arab objections to the project.

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1996 - Thousands of civilians flee Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, as civil war rages.

1965 - First large U.S. military units arrive in Vietnam. 1978 - Marxist terrorists of Red Brigades in Italy announce they are carrying out death sentence against former Premier Aldo Moro, whose body is found two days later.

1999 - Indonesia and Portugal sign an agreement allowing the people of East Timor to vote on whether to remain part of Indonesia or seek independence.

1981 - Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands dies at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland on his 66th day without food.

2000 - Sierra Leone rebels seize peacekeepers from Zambia, raising to more than 300 the number of U.N. personnel they are believed to be holding captive and dealing another blow to U.N. peacekeeping efforts in Africa; reformers sweep

1989 - Estonia’s Communist Party removes 22 party leaders in sweep

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1995 - John Major’s governing Conservative Party in Britain is nearly obliterated in local elections.

1997 - Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, the political leader of militant Islamic organization Hamas, is deported from the United States to Jordan after the U.S. fails to find enough evidence to prosecute him for involvement in terrorist attacks.

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2003 - Rwanda frees more than 22,000 detainees, most of whom were held in connection with the 1994 massacre of some 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutu by Hutu militias. Around 80,000 genocide suspects remain in prison, with many yet to stand trial. 2004 - Greece’s attempts to calm security fears about the Summer Olympics are rocked by three bombs that explode before dawn - 100 days before the games begin. No one is injured in the blasts that officials attribute to self-styled anarchists or other domestic extremists. 2005 - Russian security forces say they have foiled a major terrorist attack, discovering a truck bomb and a cache of poisons near the Chechen capital, days before dozens of dignitaries arrive in Moscow for celebrations marking the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. 2006 - The Sudanese government and the main Darfur rebel group sign a peace plan after a diplomatic push by the U.S. 2007 - A Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800 carrying 114 and bound for the Kenyan capital Nairobi, crashes just 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the Cameroonian city of Douala, where it had taken off during a storm, killing all aboard. 2008 - Troops open fire and kill at least two people as tens of thousands of people riot over high food prices in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. 2009 - Russia’s foreign minister pulls out of a meeting with NATO this month to protest the alliance’s upcoming military exercises in Georgia and the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from its headquarters.

2010 - Rioting over harsh austerity measures leaves three people dead in a torched Athens bank and clouds of tear gas drift past parliament, in an outburst of anger that underlined the long and difficult struggle Greece faces to stick with painful cutbacks that come with an international bailout. Today’s Birthdays:

Soeren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher-theologian (1813-1855); Karl Marx, German socialist (1818-1883); France’s Empress Eugenie (18261920); Nellie Bly, U.S. journalist/ adventurer (1867-1922); Tammy Wynette, U.S. singer (1942-1998); Michael Palin, British actor/comedian (1943--); Adele, British soul singer (1988--). Thought For Today:

The future masters of technology will have to be lighthearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb - Marshall McLuhan, Canadian communications theorist (1911-1980)


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