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MONDAY RECORD YOUR GUIDE TO PUBLIC RECORDS AND VITAL STATISTICS IN CALHOUN COUNTY BANKRUPTCIES
deaths Hazel A. Alridge, California Barbara Jeanette Baker, Anniston Mary Jane Lawler Baker, Maryland Ethel Hurst Bell, Delta Franklin Benefield, Lineville Mildred L. Borden, Weaver Herman Wallace Burke, Roanoke Frederick “Rick” Douglas, Oxford Bernice Harris Fetner, Ashland Robert D. Finley, Jacksonville Mason Thanuel “Sam” Freeman, Roanoke Charles W. Gresham, Heflin Rubye Hyatt Hamric, Oxford Betty Webb Hawkins, Centre Alexander “Alex” Hopper, Anniston Jerry D. Johnson, Gadsden Alfred Hume Jones, Mississippi William Fairman Karl, Anniston Alice Kent, Heflin Bennie R. Kilgore, Montgomery Ricky Lynn Knight, Gaylesville Sam Knight, Georgia Virgia Rogers Martin Lacey, Ashland Sharon Lane, Woodland Cordie Lue Lewis, Oxford Ronnie Joe Martin, Lincoln Vera Mae Ann Mason, Eastaboga Johnnie L. McClellan, Anniston Rev. Albert C. McCoy, Anniston Donald Eugene McCullough, Georgia Mary Ann Mitchell, Piedmont Imogene Newland, Fort Worth,Texas Ashley Nicole Nicholson, Iowa Sue P. Odell, Centre James Edward Phillips, Anniston Annaliese H. Price, Anniston Donald C. Prickett, Alexandria William L. Proctor, Lineville Sandra L. Redford, Anniston Yvette Renee Reynolds, Gnatville Gary L. Rickson, Anniston Anna Johnson Roland, Anniston Alonzo Jeremy Rosser, Saks Lola Mae Jackson Sanders, Georgia Dorothy Collins Smith, Anniston Wallace Edgar “Bob” Smith, Alexandria Calvin “June” Swink Jr., Anniston Leatha P. Tucker, Oxford Sidney Merrill Tumlin, Munford Robert Van Puymbrouck, Piedmont Julie Ann Van Steenberg, Saks Robert Vasold, Piedmont Mary Elizabeth Wiggins, Wedowee Lewis “Speedy” Wilson, Leesburg
A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows the debtor to retain certain exempt property, but the debtor’s remaining property is gathered and sold by a trustee from which creditors will receive payment. It may also be used by businesses which wish to terminate their business. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy enables debtors, through court supervision and protection, to propose and carry out a repayment plan under which creditors are paid, in full or in part, in installments over a three-year period. During that time, debtors are prohibited from starting or continuing collection efforts. The following bankruptcies declared by Calhoun County residents were recorded by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Alabama last week:
• Barry Lynn Fuller of Weaver to Carol Michele Oxford to Helen Debond- Scoville of Jacksonville elis Staples of Oxford • Steven Eugene Patterson • Michael David Shipman of Oxford to Rachel Catheof Memphis, Tn., to Jeri rine Grace Ogle of Oxford Catherine Morrison of • James Junior Gaddy Memphis, Tn. of Alexandria to Heather • Burton Russell Weyer- Renae Pinson of Alexanman of Ohatchee to Mel- dria anie Gwenn Pinkston of • George Curtis Knop of Ohatchee Anniston to Cassaundra • Prince Cornelius Finley Shae Allen of Anniston of Anniston to Billie Dawn • Martin Frank Glatham of Robertson of Jacksonville Piedmont to Amber Lynn • James Anthony Elston Morrison of Piedmont Chapter 7 of Birmingham to Tracey • Dennis Andrew Balen• Michael E. Bray Jr. and Stacey Bray, 716 Blarney Lavette Mullins of Besse- tine of Morris to Angela mer Michelle McCuistion of Drive, Weaver • James M. Pollock Jr. and Janet S. Pollock, 618 Max- • Edwin Earl Williams of Morris Woodstock, Ga., to Sheila • Matthew Blake Darnell anna Drive, Anniston Janet Estes of Weaver of Wellington to Jennifer • Roberto Martinez-Salaz Lynn Mink of Wellington Chapter 13 of Oxford to Irma Aurora • Jeffrey Scott Williams Rodriguez-Alamilla of of Alexandria to Brittany • Stacie M. Lee, 388 James St., Piedmont Oxford Denise Rich of Alexan• Leigh E. Morgan and Viola D. Morgan, Eastaboga • Douglas Clevenger, 117 Robanna Circle, Ohatchee • Arthur Cecil Shepard of dria • Cornelia McGowan, 1224 W. 17th St., Anniston • Gary Sims and Jenny Sims, 1600 Jacksonville St., foreclosures Weaver • J.B. Maner and Brenda Maner, 8445 AL. Highway 9, • Timothy Baxter, Kara • Betty Reaves, a parcel of Lynn Heights, 2nd addition, land in section 14, townAnniston ship 14, range 8. • Mark A. Vance, 1219 Sagewood Place SW, Jack- block 2, lots 2 and 4. • Charles B. Buse and • Rodney D. Ford and Sonya sonville Rebecca S. Buse, a parcel Ford, a parcel of land in • Harry Small Jr. 2824 Hubbard Lane, Oxford • Lawrence Maddox and Stacy Maddox, 139 Nelson of land in section 19, town- section 10, township 15, ship 15, range 6. range 9. Ave., Anniston
EDITOR’S NOTE The material inside the Monday Record is recorded by The Anniston Star from various institutions and government offices. The public records are published as they appeared on the documents obtained by the newspaper. Direct questions and comments about Monday Record to Isaac Godwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Donna Ruth Coley and Harell Ray Coley • Jodie Lee Stovall and Joseph Stovall • Heather Wedge and Olin Eugene Wedge • Darryl Morris and Queen
Morris • Gavin Hyatt and Cassie Hyatt • Sheryl Knott and Kevin B. Knott • Sharon Denise Perez and Jimmy J. Perez
Here is the livestock market report for the Tuesday sale. Receipts for this week 656 compared to 988 last week. Receipts a year ago 660.
Bulls and steers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. 172.00 to 232.50; 300-400 lbs. 169.00 to 220.00; 400-500 lbs. 153.00 to 205.00; 500-600 lbs. 138.00 to 177.50; 600-700 lbs. 116.00 to 155.00. Heifers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. 165.00 to 200.00; 300-400 lbs. 152.00 to 195.00; 400-500 lbs. 136.00 to 167.50; 500-600 lbs. 129.00 to 155.00; 600-700 lbs. 120.00 to 137.00.
Cows: Breakers 81.00 to 88.50; Boners 89.00 to 94.50; Lean 74.00 to 82.50. Bulls: Normal Dressing 54-58% 93.00 to 96.00; High Dressing >58% 101.00; Low Dressing
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The following property crimes were reported to the Anniston Police Department during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday.
Burglaries • Residence, 2300 block of Gurnee Avenue: copper wiring. • Residence, 100 block of East 54th Street: cash, hand tools, jewelry. • Residence, 5700 block of Glade Road: game console and controller. • Residence, 1600 block of West 22nd Street: televisions, two kitchen cabinets. • Residence, unspecified block of Blackjack Lane: space heater, jewelry, clothing. • Residence, 400 block of West 29th Street:
television, game console, controller, game. • Residence, 1300 block of Cherokee Trail: firearms. • Residence, 700 block of Blue Ridge Drive: game console, television. • Public building, 900 block of Town Center Drive: copper fittings. • Residence, 600 block of Jones Road: firearm, laptop computer, game console, checkbook, guitar, television, briefcase with papers. • Residence, 4800 block of Saks Road: copper.
Thefts • Commercial location, 1000 block of South Quintard Avenue: firearm. • Unknown location, 5900 block of McClellan Boulevard: cash. • Residence, 2000 block of Dellwood Court: two televisions, microwave oven. • Unknown location, 5700 block of McClellan Boulevard: cash.
• Church, 100 block of West 15th Street: air conditioning unit. • Public building, 1600 block of Noble Street: firearm. • Residence, 1900 block of Dooley Avenue: firearm, holster. • Residence, 1100 block of West 49th Street: jewelry, cell phone. • Unknown location, 600 block of Federal Way: cell phone. • Residence, 100 East Block of 29th Street: cable box/telephone combination unit, desktop computer/keyboard/monitor. • Residence, 1000 block of West 53rd Street: copper pipe.
ing. • Residence, 2300 block of Griffis Street: debit cards, personal I.D., 2002 Nissan Altima.
The following property crimes were reported to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday.
Burglaries • Residence, Dove Welch Road, Wellington: television, game console, games, sound bar, assorted DVDs.
• Residence, Church Street, Hobson City: • Residence, 700 block of South Allen Ave- jewelry. nue: cash. I.D. Theft
• Compass Bank, Oxford: checking • Residence, 7700 block of McClellan Boule- account. vard: 1996 Nissan Maxima, children’s cloth- • Unknown location: checking account.
arrests The people listed in this arrest report, whose names and charges are obtained from public records, are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
The following felony arrests were reported by the Anniston Police Department during the seven-day period ending Thursday at 7 a.m. • Nathan William Bovard, 23, of unspecified address: first-degree possession of marijuana. • Ricky Lee Newton, 30, of unspecified address: possession of a controlled substance.
• Alyce Bernice Baldwin, 35, of unspecified address: possession of a controlled substance. • David Lamar Smith, 23, of unspecified address: first-degree receiving stolen property. • Kevin Leonard Bush, 34, of unspecified address: first-degree receiving stolen property, first-degree theft. • Chaddrick Laterrance Embry, 32, of unspecified address: first-degree possession of marijuana. • Samuel Render Ellis IV, 37, of unspecified address: second-degree theft, first-degree possession of marijuana. • Joey Lamar/Lamor Jackson, 43, of unspec-
Dog Show, 7 p.m. on USA: The 136th edition of the annual show opens at Madison Square Garden in New York, with a slightly smaller field of dogs House, 7 p.m. on Fox: Chase (Jesse competing — 2,000 instead of the usual Spencer), who considered entering the 2,500, a move necessitated by renovapriesthood before he became a doctor, tion work at the venue. Six new breeds forges a bond with the team’s latest are eligible to compete this year; the patient (Julie Mond), a cloistered nun show concludes Tuesday. who is about to take her final vows in this new episode. By the way, enjoy this BET Honors 2012, 8 p.m. on BET: Poet while you can: Last week, the show’s Maya Angelou, singers Stevie Wonder producers, including Emmy-nominated and Mariah Carey, filmmaker Spike Lee, star Hugh Laurie, announced that the the Tuskegee Airmen, and college track time had come to bring House to a close and field coach Beverly Kearney are after a run of eight years. honored at this year’s ceremony, hosted
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ified address: second-degree theft. • Willie James Allen, 35, of unspecified address: first-degree receiving stolen property. • Justin Stewart Helms, 21, of unspecified address: third-degree burglary. • Bruce Daniel Ward, 28, of unspecified address: two counts of first-degree receiving stolen property. • Demetrius Lydell Bell, 23, of unspecified address: first-degree sodomy. • Tammy Moss Ramos, 31, of unspecified address: possession of a controlled substance. • Ricky Louis English, 55, of unspecified address: two counts of possession of a
controlled substance. • Eugene Kite Jr., 55, of unspecified address: possession/sale short rifle/shotgun. • Alan Mikle Steinkamp, 21, of unspecified address: possession of a controlled substance.
The following felony arrests were reported by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office during the seven-day period ending Thursday at 7 a.m. • Jessica Rae Coleman, 20, of Anniston: three counts of breaking and entering a vehicle.
by Gabrielle Union from the Warner find a cure for lycanthropy, while Aidan Theatre in Washington, D.C. (Sam Witwer), who has been fully drawn back into the vampire lifestyle, Slavery by Another Name, 8 p.m. on PBS: draws a harsh rebuke from Mother for A Sundance Film Festival selection for failing to rid Boston of “orphan” vam2012, this documentary based on the pires in this new episode. Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon examines the concept of Hawaii Five-0, 9 p.m. on CBS: Five-0 “neoslavery,” which sentenced Africancomes close to causing an international Americans in the post-Emancipation incident while working its latest case, South to forced labor for violating an and the governor (Richard T. Jones) anarray of laws that criminalized their nounces that someone’s head is going everyday behavior. to roll. Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim), meanwhile, has the urgent need to come up Being Human, 8 p.m. on SyFy: Despite with a Valentine’s Day gift for Malia Nora’s (Kristen Hager) skepticism, Josh (Reiko Aylesworth) in this new episode. (Sam Huntington) works feverishly to
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256-782-5523 for more information. • Senior floor fitness class, 8-9 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews ColMeetings: iseum, dance studio, call Abby Fleetwood at • Anniston High School parent teacher con- 256-782-5523 for more information. ferences, 4-6 p.m., at the school, a raffle Tuesday for a TV set is to be held for all parents in attendance. • Saints John Lodge 931 Communications, 7 Support Groups: p.m., 1400 Wilmer Ave. • TOUCH, a cancer support group, noon, • Hartwell Masonic Lodge No. 101 F & A.M. Physician’s office building, fourth floor, of Alabama, 7 p.m., 600 Main St., Oxford, board room, speaker is to be John W. Nor256-282-2035. ton, attorney at law, lunch included. • Civitan Club, noon, Classic on Noble, 256- • AA meeting, noon and 7 p.m., 1411 Gurnee 236-9874. Ave., enter through rear of building, 256• Weaver Lion’s Club, 7 p.m., Weaver Senior 237-6196. Citizen’s Center, president Don Kessler, 256- • Bariatric Support Group, for persons inter820-0043. ested in bariatric surgery or those who have • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 312, 6:30 had bariatric surgery and support people, p.m., 1330 W. 10th St. Physicians Office Building, suite 102, 901 • Civitan Club, noon, Classic on Noble, 256- Leighton Ave., contact Ann Couch, RN, CBN 236-9874. at 256-236-1300. • Lick Skillet Quilters, social time, 5:30 p.m.; • Free drug treatment for adolescents abusmeeting, 6-8 p.m., Oxford Friendship Com- ing drugs, meeting times will vary, Family munity Center, room B, beginner and expe- Links, 265 Rucker St., 256-820-5911. rienced quilters welcome to attend, 256- • Courage to Change Group of Narcotics 831-6919. Anonymous, discussion, open, smoking, • Oxford Rotary Club, noon-1 p.m., Western noon; women’s meeting, candlelight, smokSizzlin’, Oxford. ing, 7 p.m.; 11th Step Meditation meeting, closed, non-smoking, 8:30 p.m., Atlanta Support Group: • AA meeting, noon and 7 p.m., 1411 Gurnee Avenue, off Noble Street between 10th and Ave., enter through rear of building, 256- 11th streets. • Alzheimer’s Support Group, for families 237-6196. • Free drug treatment for adolescents abus- dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, 5-6 p.m., ing drugs, meeting times will vary, Family Physician’s Center, room 301, 256-235-5578. • Mental Illness Support Group, for patients Links, 265 Rucker St., 256-820-5911. • Courage to Change Group of Narcotics with bi-polar, depression, and other disAnonymous, basic text study, open, non- orders and those interested in providing smoking, 7 p.m., Atlanta Avenue, off Noble support, 1:30 p.m., Tyler Center, 731 Leighton Ave., in the galley. Street between 10th and 11th streets. • Alcoholics Anonymous Piedmont group, • National Alliance on Mental Illness, 6 p.m., Community Room behind K.L. Brown Funeral 7:30 p.m., 801 Hughes St., Piedmont. • Help in Progress Narcotics Anonymous, 7- Home, Jacksonville, speaker is to be Steve 8 p.m., 2236 U.S. 78 W., (1 mile from Fred’s). Godwin, RN, of Northeast Regional Medical Center and NAMI Jacksonville’s new Miscellaneous: president, call 256-435-5240 for more infor• Low-cost spay/neuter transport to the mation. nonprofit Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic in • Mental Illness, 7 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Irondale takes place at 7:30 a.m. (also fourth Church, 208 North St., call Jack Crosswell, Monday of each month), returns Tuesday 256-268-0995. at noon at Pickett’s on McClellan Boule- • New Perspectives, a narcotics anonymous vard. Call (877)-3FIXPET (334-9738) for an group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., First United Methodist appointment. Visit www.alsave.org or www. Church, 109 Gayle St., behind McDonald’s, alabamaspay/neuterclinic.com for more Jacksonville. 256-435-4881. • Free parenting classes for parents of newinformation. • Senior adult aqua aerobics class, 7:30-8:30 borns to 4-year-olds, 9-11 a.m., Family Sera.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete vices Center of Calhoun County, 13 E. 11th St. Mathews Coliseum, call Abby Fleetwood at Child care provided. 256-231-2240.
• One day at a time Al-Anon group, noon1 p.m., (new location), Physician’s Office Building, Suite 406, call Ann Garner at 256237-3464 for directions or more information. • Alcoholics Anonymous closed meeting, noon, Tyler Center, in the Galley. • Help in Progress Narcotics Anonymous, 78 p.m., 2236 U.S. 78 W., (1 mile from Fred’s). • True Transformation, a Christ-centered recovery program for women only, noon, 1211 Noble St. • National Association for Retired and Active Federal Employees, Volunteer Service Center, 9 a.m.-noon, Anniston Army Depot, Building 220, (outside main gate), to assist retired federal employees. Call 256-235-4631 to make an appointment or for more information.
Meetings: • Calhoun County Society for Human Resource Management, 7:30 a.m., Classic on Noble, the program is to be on “A Snapshot of the Current State of Religious Diversity and Accommodation in Today’s Workplace,” presented by Dr. Patricia Borstorff of Jacksonville State University. • Eastaboga Masonic Lodge No. 155, 7 p.m., Lodge building in Eastaboga, 256-835-7576. • Anniston Rotary Club, noon, Anniston Country Club. • Calhoun County Stamp Club, 7 p.m., Room 327, Stone Building, Jacksonville State University, corner of Church Avenue and 11th Street, 256-782-0084 or 256-831-8338. • American Business Women’s Association, Cheaha Charter Chapter, 6 p.m., Classic on Noble, 256-225-6659. • North East Alabama Table Tennis Club, 5-9 p.m., Anniston Army Depot Gym, Bynum, 256-689-8603. • Bridge Club, 9 a.m., Lenlock Center No. 5, 5818 McClellan Blvd., 256-225-0003.
ter, Spring Valley Road, 256-237-1240. • Anniston Runners Club, 5:30 p.m., at Anniston YMCA, W. 14th Street. Call 256-310-0830, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.annistonrunners.com.
• AA meeting, noon and 7 p.m., 1411 Gurnee Ave., enter through rear of building, 256237-6196. • Celebrate Recovery, 12-step Christ-centered recovery Step Study Group, 6 p.m., Word Alive International Outreach, Coldwater, 256-225-2186 or 256-223-6593. • Courage to Change Group of Narcotics Anonymous, 90 minutes, closed, candlelight, smoking, 7 p.m., Atlanta Avenue, off Noble Street between 10th and 11th streets. • Free parenting classes for parents of 2to 12-year-olds, 9-11 a.m. Family Services Center of Calhoun County, 13 E. 11th St., Child care provided, 256-231-2240. • Alcoholics Anonymous Piedmont group, 7:30 p.m., 801 Hughes St., Piedmont. • Help in Progress Narcotics Anonymous, 78 p.m., 2236 U.S. 78 W., (1 mile from Fred’s). • New Wine Recovery Support Group for addicts and alcoholics, 6:30 p.m., Hill Crest Baptist Church, “The Rock,” room 208, Family Life center.
• McClellan Development Authority, program management team, 9 a.m.; property/ planning committee, 10:30 a.m., 4975 Bains Gap Road. • The Jacksonville Kiwanis Club, noon, Jacksonville Community Center, 501 Alexandria Road, 256-435-9588. • Men’s Bible Study of Anniston First Baptist Church, 8 a.m., McDonald’s in Lenlock, 256847-0230. Miscellaneous: • Bridge Club, 11 a.m., Lenlock Center No. 5, • Free, confidential counseling for prospec- 5818 McClellan Blvd., 256-225-0003. tive and existing small business owners, provided by the Service Corps of Retired Miscellaneous: Executives (SCORE), by appointment, North- • The original farmers market, 6 a.m.-until east Alabama Entrepreneurial System, 1400 sold out, behind the Calhoun County AdminCommerce Blvd., just off Greenbrier Road, istration Building. call 256-831-5215 to make an appointment • Senior adult aqua aerobics class, 7:30-8:30 or for more information. a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete • Anniston First United Methodist Church Mathews Coliseum, call Abby Fleetwood at men’s prayer breakfast, 6:30 a.m., The Bridge, 256-782-5523 for more information. 1400 Noble St., at rear of church, all men are • Senior floor fitness class, 8-9 a.m., Jackinvited to attend, call 256-236-5605. sonville State University, Pete Mathews Col• Sacred Harp singing, 6:30-8 p.m., Norwood iseum, dance studio, call Abby Fleetwood at Hodges, (Golden Springs) Community Cen- 256-782-5523 for more information.
Restaurant inspections Here are food service establishments recently inspected by the Calhoun County Health Department, along with scores. A score of 100 indicates the inspector found no deficiencies. Potentially hazardous deficiencies (four- or five-point demerit items) are noted. These must be corrected immediately and inspectors say they are often corrected while the inspection is underway. Restaurants earning below 70 must raise their scores within seven days or face closure.
only. • Papa John’s Pizza, 1225 Snow St., Oxford — 94, personnel should eat/ drink in designated areas only. • Subway, 2301 Alabama 202, Anniston — 93, problems with sanitization rinse; food contact surfaces must be clean and sanitized. • Taco Bell/KFC, 206 U.S. 278 By Pass, Piedmont — 90, personnel should eat/drink in designated areas only.
• Discount Food Mart, 706 Pelham Road, S., Jacksonville — 97. • Gamecock Diner, 700 Pelham Road, N., Jacksonville — 96. • House of Chen, 4 E. 43rd St., Anniston — 99. • Indian Oaks Golf Club, 201 Cherokee Trail, Anniston — 96. • Kangaroo Express (Pantry), 851 Lagarde Ave., Anniston — 95. • Kangaroo Express (Pantry), 1050 Pelham Road, Jacksonville — 97. • LaCabana Mexican Cuisine, 622 NO MAJOR DEMERITS U.S. 278, Piedmont — 97. • Captain D’s, 1021 Pelham Road, • Loco Max, 809 Pelham Road, S., SW, Jacksonville — 98. Jacksonville — 97. 4-OR 5-POINT DEMERITS • Comfort Inn, 138 Elm St., Oxford • Mellow Mushroom, 33 Industrial • Marco’s Pizza, 2485 U.S. 431, N., — 98. Drive, Oxford — 98. Anniston — 93, personnel should • Comfort Suites, 125 Davis Loop • Mexico Lindo, 550 Oxford eat/drink in designated areas Circle, Oxford — 99. Exchange Blvd., Oxford — 96.
• Oxford High School — 99. • Peerless Grill & Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston — 96. • Piedmont Chevron, 6301 U.S. 278, W., Piedmont — 96. • Piedmont Head Start — 99. • Pizza Hut, 813 S. Pelham Road, Jacksonville — 94. • Quiznos Sub, 505 Pelham Road, N., Jacksonville — 98. • Simple Simon’s Pizza, 701 N. Center Ave., Piedmont — 95. • Target Store-Food Avenue, 400 Oxford Exchange Blvd., Oxford — 99. • Target Store-Starbucks, 400 Oxford Exchange Blvd., Oxford — 99. • Tweeners Café, 1725 Broadwell Mill Road, Jacksonville — 97.
• Wellborn Elementary School — 98. • Wellborn High School — 98. • Winn-Dixie (Bakery), 2495 U.S. 431, Anniston — 98. • Winn-Dixie (Market), 2495 U.S. 431, Anniston — 97. • Winn-Dixie (Produce), 2495 U.S. 431, Anniston — 100. • Winn-Dixie (Seafood), 2495 U.S. 431, Anniston — 100. • Winn-Dixie (Deli), 815 S. Pelham Road, Jacksonville — 100. • Winn-Dixie (Market), 815 S. Pelham Road, Jacksonville — 98. • Winn-Dixie (Seafood), 815 S. Pelham Road, Jacksonville — 100. • Yamato Japanese Steak House, 105 Mountain St., NW, Jacksonville — 97.
In complicating move, al-Qaida backs Syrian revolt By Elizabeth A. Kennedy Associated Press
BEIRUT — Al-Qaida’s leader has called for the ouster of Syria’s “pernicious, cancerous regime,” raising fears that Islamic extremists will try to exploit an uprising against President Bashar Assad that began with peaceful calls for democratic change but is morphing into a bloody, armed insurgency. The regime has long blamed terrorists for the 11-month-old revolt, and al-Qaida’s endorsement creates new difficulties for the U.S., its Western allies and Arab states trying to figure out a way to help force Assad from power. On Sunday, the 22-nation Arab League called for the U.N. Security Council to create a joint peacekeeping force for Syria, but Damascus rejected it immediately. In an eight-minute video message released late Saturday, alQaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri called on Muslims to support Syrian rebels. “Wounded Syria is still bleeding day after day, and the butcher (Bashar Assad) isn’t deterred and doesn’t stop,” said al-Zawahri, who took over al-Qaida after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. spe-
Mourners carry the body of a Syrian rebel the day after he was killed in fighting in Idlib, Syria, Sunday. cial forces last May. “However, the resistance of our people in Syria is escalating and growing despite all the pains, sacrifices and blood.” The United Nations estimates more than 5,400 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising began in March. But that figure is from January, when the U.N. stopped counting because the chaos in the country has made it all but impossible to check the figures. While many of the anti-govern-
ment protests sweeping the country remain peaceful, the uprising as a whole has become more violent in recent months as frustrated demonstrators and army defectors take up arms to protect themselves from the steady military assault. An increasing number of army defectors known as the Free Syrian Army have launched attacks, killing soldiers and security forces. Syria now has become one of the deadliest conflicts of the Arab
Spring, and many fear the country of 22 million at the heart of the Arab world is on the verge of a civil war that could engulf the region. In a grave escalation of the violence, a string of suicide attacks have killed dozens of people since late December. The latest, twin bombings in the major northern city of Aleppo, killed at least 28 people on Friday, the government said. Some 70 people were killed in earlier attacks in the capital, Damascus, on Dec. 23 and Jan. 6. All the blasts struck security targets. Nobody has taken responsibility for the attacks, but the regime said they have the hallmarks of alQaida and immediately blamed the global terror group. Saturday’s statement by alZawahri appears to bolster Assad’s accusations, but the Syrian opposition and the Free Syrian Army reject the government’s claims entirely. They accuse forces loyal to the regime of setting off the blasts to smear the opposition, terrify people into submission and exploit fears of chaos and sectarian warfare. For many Syrians, the uncertainty over the future is cause for alarm in a country that has watched neighboring Lebanon
and Iraq descend into bloody wars over the years. Syria is a fragile jigsaw puzzle of Middle Eastern backgrounds including Sunnis, Shiites, Alawites, Christians, Kurds, Druse, Circassians, Armenians and more. After Friday’s bombings in Aleppo, Zuheir al-Atasi, a member of the opposition Syrian National Council, accused the government of staging the attacks. “After the heavy explosions, members of the opposition went to the site to film it. There were ambulances but no corpses. We documented that on tape,” he said in Vienna during a gathering of Syrian opposition groups. “When the Syrian National TV arrived they started to bring out corpses. Once again we witnessed a theater play.” There is virtually no way to determine who was behind the attacks or to perform an independent investigation in Syria, one of the most authoritarian states in the Middle East. Assad has largely sealed off the country and prevented reporters from moving freely. The Arab League sent a now-suspended observer mission into the country to provide an outside view, but government minders accompanied the team.
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lot 15, $10. • Gene A. Watts and Christine S. Watts to Gene A. Watts, Christine S. Watts and James Allen Watts, a parcel of land in section 27, township 14, range 7, $10. • William G. Robinson to Bertha Moore, J.H. Decker subdivision, lots 60 and 61, $8,000. • Rodney Carroll to Patti W. Carroll, Alabama Land & Mineral Co., block 70, lots 6-9; Piedmont Land & Improvement Co., block 70, lots 6-9, $10. • Kimber Homes, LLC., to Bernard J. Franklin and Kittie A. Franklin, Cider Ridge, phase 1 reassessment, block YI, lots 105YI and 106YI, $10. • McClellan Development Authority to Calhoun County, a parcel of land in section 20, township 15, range 8, $10. • J. Todd Caldwell and Susan G. Caldwell to J. Todd Caldwell and Susan G. Caldwell, Stovall Estates, block E, lot 11, $10. • David Burrell to Torris Fluker and Latonya Parker, Anniston City Land Co., block 143, lot 1, $10. • Jimmy W. Carden to Charles Ray Thomas and Ima Jewel Thomas, North Anniston Realty Co., Saks addition No. D, lots 1-3, $10. • Patricia Ann Duke and Linda June Thomas to Timothy M. Thomas and Paula T. Waits, Bel-Air Hastings,
lot 18, $10. • James Earl King to Deborah Michele King, a parcel of land in section 26, township 14, range 7, $10. • Kenneth A. Gardner Sr. and Christina M. Gardner to Christina M. Gardner, Anniston City Land Co., block 138, lots 11 and 12, $1. • Kenneth A. Gardner Sr. and Christina M. Gardner to Christina M. Gardner, Anniston City Land Co., block 138, lots 11 and 12, $1. • Lenn L. Costner to Wayne Norris and Victure Taylor, Anniston Land Co., block 527E, lot 30, $100. • Duane A. Bauer to Odele Harington, R.L. Perkins Subdivision, lot 7, $10. • Wendell P. Harper and Vera Jo Harper to Wendell P. Harper, Vera Jo Harper and Brandie Harper, a parcel of land in section 20, township 14, range 7, $10. • Mitchell E. Kessler, Charles R. Trotter and Andrew H. Roberts to Johnny M. Holder, a parcel of land in section 35, township 16, range 6, $10. • Randy Allen and Renita Allen to John Scott Ward and Sandy L. Ward, Profile Mill Village, block 7, lot 5, $10. • Peggy Ballenger to Peggy Ballenger and Jason Ray Ballenger, a parcel of land in section 13, township 13, range 7, $10.
• Jason Chad Bridges and Tanya McCurry Bridges to Leslie C. East, Lyncoya, block 1, lots 1 and 2, $10. • Jason Rowland to Jason Rowland and Pamela Smith Bonds, Hillcrest Heights, Saks addition No. 1, block 3, lots 7 and 8, $10. • Joe Charles McLain to Sandy Lynn Mullins, Mechanicsville, block 28, lots 3 and 4, $10. • Fannie Mae to Randall E. Smith and Donna M. Smith, Anniston Land Co., block 528A, lot 6, $33,000. • Herman C. Williams and Allen Clyde Williams to Herman C. Williams, Allen Clyde Williams and Tamala D. Lipham, Cheaha Acres Estates No. 2, block 4, lot 11, $100. • Melissa Hall and Jimmy Hall Jr. to Sandra W. Hughes, J.V. Lile’s subdivision, block D, lots 4 and 5, $10. • AFC Trust Series 2000-2 to U.S. Bank, a parcel of land in section 10, township 15, range 9, $500. • U.S. Bank to James Michael Jordan, a parcel of land in section 10, township 15, range 9, $9,500. • Sherry L. Butler, Charles E. Carden and James F. Carden to Joe Cain, E. L. Curlee’s subdivision, lot 2, $10. • Jessie G. Carden to Joe Cain, E.L. Curlee’s subdivision, lot 1, $10. • Jessie W. Carden to Joe Cain, E.L. Curlee’s subdivision, lot 1, $10. • Annis Joan Egan and Kendall N. Egan to David Huckeba and
Dee Huckeba, a parcel of land in section 16/21, township 16, range 9, $10. • Billy M. Cosper, Sr., Testamentary Family Trust to Nona A. Cosper, Whispering Oaks, 1st addition, lot 13, $10. • Kasey Luallen to Keith Simmons, a parcel of land in section 14, township 15, range 7, $10. • William Payton to Melissa P. Camp, a parcel of land in section 30, township 15, range 6, $10. • Gladys Bright to Earnest G. Smith, Juanita W. Smith, Hubert Wayne Bright, Barbara Bright, Tyrone C. Bright and Joyce Bright, a parcel of land in section 14, township 16, range 7, $1. • Neal C. Kilgore and Doris P. Kilgore to Quinitra F. Goodman and Robert C. Goodman Jr., Cynthia Crescent addition of Sunset Heights, block 3, lot 9, $10. • Debra L. Harris to Debra L. Harris and Sopherenia Loujean McLendon, Hillcrest Heights, Saks addition No. 1, block 3, lots 16-18, $100. • Garlon Allen and June Pearson to Audrey Cole and Sharon Wilson, a parcel of land in section 26, township 16, range 7, $10. • Kathy S. Butterworth and Joyce McBrayer to Mandy S. Kiker and Jason A. Kiker, a parcel of land in section 20, township 16, range 8, $10.
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From the go, roller-coaster GOP race By Thomas Beaumont Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa — From the start, it’s been a roller-coaster race for the Republican presidential nomination. GOP primary voters can catch their collective breath for the next two weeks after spending the past six lurching toward one candidate and then another in an exercise of political soul-searching that appears far from settled. The next contests, in Arizona and Michigan, aren’t until Feb. 28. The party with a reputation for order may have it sorted out after March 6, when 10 states get their say. But that would break sharply with this race’s tendency toward uncertainty. “It’s just frenetic,” says Sally Bradshaw, a Republican strategist and longtime aide to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “Everyone is changing their mind every week. It is so unpredictable.” To Bradshaw, “it’s a sign of a party that does not yet know its path.” With nine contests down, Mitt Romney leads the delegate hunt, and has both the money and the organization to compete deep into the state-by-state nomination calendar. The last contest, in Utah, is set for June 26. But his two main rivals have scored decisive victo-
ries, putting into doubt the strength of the former Massachusetts governor’s frontrunning candidacy. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s sweep of Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri this past week is a reminder of Romney’s failures to win over conservatives. That was the case, too, in South Carolina, where former House Speaker Newt Gingrich finished first. The near-victory by Texas Rep. Ron Paul in Maine on Saturday further exposed the GOP’s deep divisions. No one has proved able to assemble a broad coalition of establishment party leaders, social conservatives and tea party activists in a party that lacks a natural national leader such as a former president to influence the rank and file. The four candidates have had the stage to themselves for only three weeks, survivors in a competition over many months that saw politicians get in and then get out or go through very public deliberations about running before ditching the notion. Governors, senators and others tempted to run stayed on the sidelines despite much public pressure. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie went back and forth before declining to enter. Donald Trump passed. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin teased well into the fall.
Obama pitches middle while GOP eyes base Analysis By Charles Babington Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The dustup over contraception underscored President Barack Obama’s political edge in working to attract independent voters without alienating his Democratic base. His Republican rivals are forced to keep emphasizing their conservative credentials to attract the right-leaning activists who dominate the nominating contests. It’s a dynamic that usually plays out when a president seeks re-election without a primary challenger, and the other party fights to determine its nominee. Obama already is in generalelection mode, with the luxury of courting voters who don’t ascribe to a political party. The eventual Republican nominee is moving to the right and probably will have to edge back toward the center in the fall. The farther he must go to the fringe to win the nod, however, the tougher his task. The difference was clear Friday, at events two miles apart in Washington. At the White House, Obama made a carefully calibrated concession to Catholics angered by his decision to require religious-affiliated employers, including Catholic hospitals and colleges, to cover birth control in their health insurance plans. The president tweaked the rule Friday. He said insurance companies would provide contraceptive benefits directly to employees, technically leaving employers out of the transaction. White House and Obama cam-
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Friday. paign officials were relieved by the initial reaction. Groups such as Planned Parenthood, which privately had urged no changes, praised the move. More important, so did the influential Catholic Health Association of the United States, whose criticism of the original rule spelled trouble for Obama’s team. At the same time across town, three of the four GOP presidential candidates appeared separately at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a major annual gathering of activists on the political right. Each tried to out-do the other in proclaiming conservative fealty. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsyl-
vania Sen. Rick Santorum criticized Obama’s contraception policy. They painted themselves as conservative crusaders on a range of issues. Romney drew snickers by saying he was a “severely conservative governor.” Gingrich said the Obama administration “is waging war on religion.” Santorum, who built much of his national profile by fighting legalized abortion, said Obama is “telling the Catholic Church that they are forced to pay for things that are against their basic tenets and teachings.” “It’s not about contraception,” he said. “It’s about economic liberty. It’s about freedom of speech. It’s about freedom of religion.” Democrats hope independent voters will see it differently. Americans, including Catholics, overwhelmingly embrace birth control. Obama’s goal was to reframe his policy as a matter of equal access to preventive health care, not a quarrel about religious or economic rights. “I think the president ended up looking like the responsible person in the room,” said Lanae Erickson of the Democratic-leaning group Third Way, which has studied independent voting trends. “The Republican primary candidates went way out on a limb and will alienate themselves with independent voters,” she said. The CPAC speeches were standard fare for such conservative gatherings, and they may not matter much in November. But Democrats will try to use the remarks to portray the eventual GOP nominee as out of touch with middle America. For now, they’re focusing mainly on Romney, who won Saturday’s straw poll at CPAC and the Maine GOP caucuses.
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