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MONDAY RECORD YOUR GUIDE TO PUBLIC RECORDS AND VITAL STATISTICS IN CALHOUN COUNTY
Ronald Harvard Atkins, Centre Margie Ramsey Baggett, Pell City Martha A. Beahm, Anniston James Ronald Bible, Piedmont Blount Stevenson “Buddy” Bonner, Anniston Jimmy F. Brooks, Lineville James Edd Butts, Cedar Bluff Barbara Aliean Cash, Gadsden Joyce Elna Cockrell, Weaver Mavis Reaves Collier, Jacksonville Frances Gail Dorsett, Centre Infant Elston, Oxford Cathon Louise Fair, Anniston Parilee Higgins, Wedowee Johnnie Lynne Hillman, Rock Run R. Wendell “Sam” Holdsambeck, Anniston Bobbie G. Holmes, Piedmont Diane Hopkins, Rainbow City Carolyn J. Isbell, Alexandria Larry Dale Johnson, Cedar Bluff Dean C. Love, Lineville Infant Jordan Durrell Maxwell, Oxford Charles “Chuck” Milo McGrew, Anniston Evelyn Fagan Millsaps, Conroe, Texas Rev. Jimmy Nixon, Heflin Terry W. Nunnally, Anniston Timothy Parker, Jacksonville Roger Pitts, Anniston Paul “P.J” Porter, Talladega Reba Garrett Ramsey, Roanoke Grace B. Ray, Piedmont Sarah Rutherford, Anniston Ethel M. Smith, Anniston Terry Smith, Oxford Ronnie Wayne Smitherman, Alexandria Walter Jasper “W.J.” Snow, Wedowee Bobby Lee Thompson, Anniston Jimmie Frank Ward, Gaylesville Infant Ashton Willis, Heflin
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:
• Daniel Alan Battaglia of Center Point to Paula Christine Brooks of Anniston • Charles Boyd Battles III of Anniston to Teresa Battles of Anniston • Mitchell Kyle Howard of Tuscaloosa to Erica Marie Dondineau of Tuscaloosa • John Wilson Mintz of Anniston to Briana Lynn Jenkins of Anniston • James Joseph Clinton of Jackson, Ga., to April Renae Beard of Covington, Ga. • Randy Scott Angle of Piedmont to Katelyn Michelle Mills of Piedmont • William Henry Reed of Cedartown, Ga., to Stephanie Deanna Jenkins of Cedartown, Ga. • William Phillips of Anniston to Barbara Ann Williams of Anniston Chapter 7 • Francesco Angelo Proietty of Oxford to Cynthia Lane Smith of Fyffe Patsy J. Otwell, Dogwood Avenue, Anniston Joshua Kelley and Patricia Jones Kelley, Barkwood • Marcus Ryan Haynes of Oxford to Kelsey Elizabeth Oglesby of Oxford Drive, Anniston • Dustin Heath Wilkins of Anniston to Kristin Philip C. Wilson, Lone Oak Drive, Weaver Paisley Parton of Anniston Starlit Robin Bush, Ford Lane, Oxford David E. Grise and Stephanie Grise, Ashlawn Drive, • Steveson Lamont Ross of Anniston to Vanessa Astrid Groce of Oxford Anniston • Charles Edward Thacker of Piedmont to Devan Gaye Edwards, Lenlock Drive, Anniston Samantha Paula Buttram of Piedmont William Albert Pope, Norcross Drive, Anniston • Jonathon Wayne Bailey of Southside to John V. Ford, Shamrock Road, Anniston Megan Leshae Jackson of Southside Chapter 13 • Elias Roman-Yepez of Oxford to April Nacol Tierce of Oxford William Clark, Louise Drive SE, Jacksonville • Lloyd Allen George of Ohatchee to Yvonne Brenda Walker, Anniston Deneane Swanson of Ohatchee • Frederick Lewis Ammons Jr. of Oxford to WILLS PROBATED Brittney Sasha Howard of Anniston • Alton Ray Wright • Ronald E. Decker EDITOR’S NOTE • Datha D. Howell • Kenneth C. Reynolds • Frances Marie Gay Tiner • William Gerald Clark The material inside the Monday Record is recorded by The Anniston Star from various DIVORCES institutions and government offices. The public records are published as they • Philip L. Gaddy Sr. and Ritchie Ficklen Tammy Michelle Gaddy • Gail Veal and Donald appeared on the documents obtained by the newspaper. Direct questions and comments • Kristie Oseguera and Veal Armando Oseguera • Frankie S. Campbell and about Monday Record to Isaac Godwin at • Elizabeth Ficklen and Charles R. Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the livestock market report for the Tuesday sale. Receipts for this week 481 compared to 650 last week. Receipts a year ago 404.
Bulls and steers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. too few; 300-400 lbs. 188.00 to 227.50; 400-500 lbs. 158.00 to 197.00; 500-600 lbs. 140.00 to 170.00; 600-800 lbs. 117.00 to 152.50. Heifers (Medium and Large No. 1 and No. 2): 200-300 lbs. 170.00-202.00; 300-400 lbs. 165.00 to 197.50; 400-500 lbs. 151.00 to 162.50; 500-600 lbs. 137.00 to 155.00; 600-700 lbs. 124.00 to 142.00.
Cows: Breakers 87.00 to 91.00; Boners 92.50 to 97.50; Lean 92.50 to 97.50. Bulls: High Dressing >58% 112.00 to 114.00; Normal Dressing 54-58% 107.50 to 109.00; 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, 200 block of Spruce Avenue: game console, game, extension cord, adapter. • Residence, 800 block of Willow Point Drive: televisions, clothing, shoes. • Residence, 1100 block of East Ninth Street: refrigerator, plug for central air unit. • Public building, 900 block of Glade Road: three cases of softballs. • Residence, 100 block of Shipley Road: televisions, game consoles, mp3 player. • Residence, 900 block of Keith Avenue: chair lift. • Residence, 4300 block of Skyline Drive: cell phone, game console, games. • Residence, 1600 block of Moore Avenue: washing machine, dryer, stove, string trimmer. • Residence, 100 block of West 16th Street: food/drink items, cleaning supplies, cell phones. • Residence, 1100 block of East Ninth Street: washing machine, dryer, stove. • Residence, 1300 block of Woodstock Avenue: television, game console. • Commercial location, 1200 block of Noble Street: chairs. • Commercial location, 1200 block of Front Street: copper tubing/wire. • Residence, 200 block of Andrew Avenue: jewelry box, jewelry.
• Residence, 2300 block of McCoy Avenue: household items, cash. • Residence, 1600 block of Duncan Avenue: lawn mower. • Residence, 1400 block of Nocoseka Trail: firearms. • Commercial location, 2800 block of Alabama 202: air conditioning unit. • Residence, 4500 block of Sprague Avenue: television. • Residence, 3100 block of Morrisville Road: television, computer, monitor. • Residence, 700 block of Bird Street: laptop computer, game console. • Residence, 100 block of Raemon Avenue: television.
camera. • Parking lot, 200 block of Spruce Street: pit bull dog. • Residence, 700 block of East 22nd Street: sterling silver flatware. • Residence, 4400 block of Skyline Drive: television. • Supermarket, 5500 block of McClellan Boulevard: cell phones. • Specialty store, 500 block of West 23rd Street: wheels. (Recovered 05-30-2012) • Public building, 1700 block of Quintard Avenue: tables. • Residence, 4600 block of Sprague Avenue: clothing. • Residence, 300 block of West Park Drive: go-kart. Robberies • Residence, 600 block of Parker Street: lawn • Service station, 5100 block of McClellan mower. Boulevard: cash. • Street, 5300 block of Saks Road: pool, set Theft by fraudulent leasing/rental of dumbbells. • Department store, 2400 block of U.S. 431: televisions, game consoles. Thefts • Residence, 1300 block of Leyden Street: string trimmer, gasoline from vehicles. • Residence, 1000 block of South Leighton Avenue: cell phone. • Residence, 800 block of Willow Point Drive: television, clothing, shoes. • Commercial location, 500 block of West 21st Street: Hummer rims. (Recovered 0529-2012) • Specialty store, 500 block of Quintard Avenue: cash. • Residence, 2500 block of Gurnee Avenue: cash. • Residence, 3000 block of West 14th Street: cash. • Residence, 1400 block of South Quintard Avenue: key fob. • Residence, 2500 block of Gurnee Avenue:
• Parking lot, 2300 block of Coleman Road: 2004 GMC Sierra. • Unknown location, 1400 block of South Quintard Avenue: 2005 GMC Yukon Denali XL. • Commercial location, first block of East third Street: hand tools. • Residence, 2000 block of Christine Avenue: 1998 Mercedes C230.
• Residence, State Farm Road, Alexandria: air conditioning unit coil, wiring, return cover, copper wire, padlock. • Residence, Dewey Drive, Oxford: model helicopters, action figure dolls, model planes, model go-cart, tank. • Residence, Moana Drive, Alexandria: firearm. • Street, Moana Drive, Alexandria: laptop computer, television, firearms. • Residence, Red Road 55, Anniston: firearms, televisions, laptop computers. • Residence, Jona Drive, Alexandria: laptop computer, game console. • Residence, Miller Street, Oxford: air conditioning unit, televisions, game console, coffee table.
• Residence, Scarbrough Lane, Anniston: game console. • Restaurant, J O Bennet Road, Anniston: laptop computer, door for 1982 GMC S15. • Residence, Gladden Lane West, Alexandria: jewelry. • Residence, Scarbrough Lane, Anniston: laptop computers. • Parker’s Exxon, U.S. 431 S., Glencoe: tractor trailer tire, outdoor compressor, sheets of tin and odd metals. • Residence, U.S. 431, Gadsden: lawn mower. • Field/woods, Lowimore Road, Alexandria: quarter horse. • Faber Steele, Meadow Drive, Oxford: 55 gallon paint drums of steel knock-outs.
The following property crimes were report- Auto-related thefts ed to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office • Unspecified location, Prickettville Road, during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Jacksonville: 1994 Ford Crown Victoria. Thursday. • Unknown area of Calhoun County: firearm, Burglaries case.
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.
(addresses not provided) during the sevenday period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday. • Robert Lee Worthy, 63: violation of the Community Notification Act. • Carlos Ordaz Mondragon, 36: possession Anniston of a controlled substance. The following felony arrests were report- • Darius Antoine Rowland, 29: third-degree ed by the Anniston Police Department burglary.
• David Tyrone Heard, 26: third-degree burglary. • Michael Earl Cottingham, 44: giving false information to a law enforcement officer. • Larry Kent Williams, 42: illegal possession/ fraudulent use of credit card.
foreclosures • Christina M. Gaither, Old Bridge Estates, lot 6. • Melinda Minish and William Minish III, Buckhorn subdivision, phase 5, lot 36. • Barbara Taylor and Robert H. Taylor,
McMillian addition, block 17, lot 8. • Neva Ledbetter and Rhonda Watkins, Shannon Hills subdivision, block 3, lot 7. • Kenneth Gray, a parcel of land in section 35, township 13, range 7.
The following felony arrests were reported by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office during the seven-day period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday • Carl Lee Lackey, 54, of Anniston: distribution/possession of a controlled substance. • Charles Ray Blackwell, 29, of Arab: second-degree escape from penal facility.
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PROPERTY TRANSFERRED • Wayland Thomas Bowen and Brenda Joan Bowen to Wayland Thomas Bowen and Brenda Joan Bowen, a parcel of land in section 6, township 15, range 8, $10. • A.C. Murphree and Onzell C. Murphree to Gary Smith, a parcel of land in section 20, township 16, range 7, $10. • Jimmie L. Landers and Teresa J. Landers to Jimmie L. Landers Jr. and Lori A. Landers, a parcel of land in section 25, township 13, range 6, $10. • Amanda French Porteous and Margaret Ann Porteous Jackson to Ann Porteous Angell and Henry Clayton Angell, a parcel of land in section 10/11, township 16, range 8, $10. • Amanda French Porteous to Ann Porteous Angell and Henry Clayton Angell, a parcel of land in section 10, $10. • Sara West-Estate to Terry E. Parris and Cynthia E. Parris, Sara West Estate, lot 5, $10. • Sara West-Estate to William S. Smith Jr. and Gloria A. Smith, Sara West Estate, lots 18-20A, $10. • Mary G. Williams to Mark Williams and Brandy Williams, a parcel of land in section 4, township 14, range 8, $10. • Gene Lewis Arnett and Betty B. Arnett to Gary Lewis Arnett, Paul Vaughn’s addition to Plainview subdivision, block 6, lot 2, $10. • Donald Neely and Kari Neely to Paul Baker, Lyncoya subdivision, 2nd addition, lot 29, $10. • Joyce Cantrell and Louie M. Cantrell to Joyce Cantrell, a parcel of land in section 10, township 15, range 9, $10. • Wanda C. Thompson to Jermi Clark Thompson and Wanda C. Thompson, Green Hills subdivision, block D, lot 17, $10.
• Lane Millwood and Christine Millwood to Lane Millwood, a parcel of land in section 3, township 14, range 8, $10. • Lillian P. Putnam-Estate to Hugh M. Childress and Sarah F. Childress, R.A. & Joe Burns Property, lots 74-77, $10. • Paula C. Robinson to Kimberly Monroe, S.E. Boozer’s re-subdivision of Pines, lot D, $10. • Regions Bank to First Alvernon Properties LLC, Indian Oaks Estates, section 2, lot 77, $10. • Robert Paul Hanes Jr. and Rebecca Hanes to Debbie J. Smith, Sugar Valley Estates, phase 1, block C, lot 16, $10. • U.S. Bank to Thomas Clayton Arrington, Weaver North subdivision, block C, lot 4, $37,000. • Willard Larry Grizzard to Bank of America, Boozer Land & Development Company’s addition to Cheaha Acres No. 2, block 5, lot 22, $10. • Bank of America to Willard Larry Grizzard, Boozer Land & Development Company’s addition to Cheaha Acres No. 2, block 5, lot 21, $10. • Linda C. Richard Prejeant and William H. Stall to Tommy Wilkerson and Brittney Brooke Wilkerson, Greenbrier subdivision, block B, lot 5, $100. • Sara West-Estate to Bobby McAllister and Amelia McAllister, Sara West Estate, lots 7 and 8, $10. • Sara West-Estate to Linda Ledbetter and Karen L. Kirkpatrick, Sara West Estate, lots 11, 14 and 15, $10. • Wooten 2007 Revocable Family Trust to Bridges Properties LLC, a parcel of land in section 32, township 15, range 8, $10. • David M. Tarwacki to Allan Mitchell, Pelham Heights, lot 16,
$10. • Fannie Mae to Vikki L. Sears, Ragan Lands, block 1, lot 4, $10,500. • Katie Collins Johnson to Walter Frazier and Virginia Frazier, R.E. Haynes subdivision, lots 44, 45, 48 and 49, $10. • Leonard E. Gaither to Shanece L. Gaither, Hubbard subdivision, lot 4, $10. • Homesales, Inc., to Brittani Stansell and Isaias Rubio, a parcel of land in section 30, township 14, rang 7, $63,665. • Sara West-Estate to Hatchet Creek Land Co. LLC, Sara West Estate, lots 9 and 10, $10. • Rose Marie Bullock to Paul Vernon Bullock, a parcel of land in section 21, township 16, range 6, $10. • Jodi Jarrells and Janet Jarrells Robertson to Jodi Jarrells, a parcel of land in section 36, township 12, range 7, $1. • Charlotte Y. Hubbard to Shannon W. Robins and Laura J. Robbins, a parcel of land in section 1, township 17, range8, $10. • Dorothy B. Clarkson to Robert J. Clarkson and Dorothy B. Clarkson, Tyler Park, block 4, lot 16, $10. • Kathy Robertson to Kathy Robertson and Avery E. Robertson, a parcel of land in section 3, township 17, range 8, $10. • Commercial Development Authority of Oxford to WR Oxford, LLC, Oxford Commons, lots 1-4, $10. • Travis Ivey to Alon Benny Stewart, Bonita Stewart Segars and Olivia Stewart Phillips, Dewey S. White’s addition to Piedmont, block 2, lots 5 and 6, $10. • Willis Jones Stewart, Alon Benny Stewart, Bonita Stewart Segars and Olivia Stewart Phil-
lips to Margaret E. Gilmer, Dewey S. White’s addition to Piedmont, block 2, lots 5 and 6, $10. • Leonard E. Gaither and Patricia A. Gaither to Miracle Revival Temple, City of Anniston, block 170, lot 16, $10. • Geraldine C. Trammell to Miracle Revival Temple, City of Anniston Land Co., block 170, lot 12, $10. • Sara West-Estate to Jay Snellen Jr., Sara West Estate, lot 28, $10. • Willie McMillian to Thomas McMillian and Jennifer McMillian, a parcel of land in section 26, township 14, range 7, $10. • Paul R. Denson, Shirley F. Giddens and Charlotte Alldredge to Michelle Harman, a parcel of land in section 11, township 16, range 8, $10. • Margaret A. Byrne and Peter R. Byrne to Margaret A. Byrne, Peter R. Byrne and Patricia M. Byrne, Willie White’s 1st addition to Piedmont, lot 24; Willie White’s 2nd addition to Piedmont, lots 19, 20, 21, 23 and 24, $10. • Billy E. Jones to Veuia J. House, Mechanicsville, block 18, lots 4 and 5, $10. • Timothy Howard Doyle-Estate to Amy J. Staples, Pine Hill Estates, 4th addition, lot 49, $10. • Barbara K. Areno to Michael H. Areno, Tallasseehatchee Farms subdivision, lot 7, $10. • Wooten 2007 Revocable Family Trust to WE-Homeplace LLC, Anniston City Land Co., block 427, lots 4 and 5; Corning Highlands, block F, lot 8; Westview Heights, block 3, $10. • Wooten 2007 Revocable Family Trust to SCOSA Enterprises, LLC, City of Anniston, block 440, lot 3; Anniston Land Co., block 607, lot 6; E.L. Hollingsworth addition to Blue Mountain, block 3, lot 7; North
Anniston Realty, block 32, lots 1315; Westview Heights, block 3, lot 2, $10. • Wells Fargo Bank to Housing & Urban Development, Forest Hills addition of Jarrett’s subdivision, block C, lot 9, $1. • Linda M. Swisher to Steven M. Gardner and Donna Jo Gardner, a parcel of land in section 5, township 15, range 7, $10. • Joseph B. Krutulis and Whitney L. Krutulis to Sherrie M. Johnson and Patrick E. Johnson, a parcel of land in section 19, township 13, range 9, $129,900. • Mary Evelyn Ford to Myron Ford, Lenlock subdivision, block 1, lot 2, $10. • J. Shan Young to Martin S. Pettit, a parcel of land in section 28, township 13, range 9, $10. • Charles J. Hogue to Farmers & Merchants Bank, a parcel of land in section 28, township 13, range 9, $10. • Farmers & Merchants Bank to Martin S. Pettit, a parcel of land in section 28, township 13, range 9, $10. • Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance Inc., to Mike Watts, a parcel of land in section 28, township 14, range 6, $10. • Bank of America to Deborah K. Cole, Cambridge East Townhouse Development, block A, lot 3, $72,000. • Therman L. Smith-Estate to Charles D. Delker and Melanie B. Delker, Greenbrier subdivision, 2nd addition, block E, lot 17, $10. • Ethel Dobbs, Joe Dobbs and Wyndel Sanford to Jack Harrelson and Susan Harrelson, J.J. Burns subdivision, 2nd addition, block A, lots 11 and 12, $10.
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People gather at the site of a plane crash Sunday in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nigeria Continued from Page 1A ing in Africa’s most populous nation. Jonathan “prays that God Almighty will grant the families of the victims of the plane crash the courage and fortitude to bear their irreparable loss,” a statement from his office read. The aircraft appeared to have landed on its belly into the dense neighborhood that sits along the typical approach path taken by aircraft heading into Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport. The plane tore through roofs, sheared a mango tree and rammed into a woodworking studio, a printing press and at least two large apartment buildings in the neighborhood before stopping. A white, noxious cloud rose from the crash site that burned onlookers’ eyes, as pieces of the plane lay scattered around the muddy ground. While local residents helped carry fire hoses to the crash site, the major challenges of life in oil-rich Nigeria quickly became apparent as there wasn’t any water to put out the flames more than three hours later. Some young men carried plastic buckets of water to the fire, trying to douse small portions. Fire trucks, from the very few that are stationed in Lagos state with a population of 17.5 million, couldn’t carry enough water. Officials commandeered water trucks from nearby construction sites, but they became stuck on the narrow, crowded roads, unable to reach the crash site. The dead included at least four Chinese citizens, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported late Sunday, citing Chinese diplomats in Nigeria. Officials at the Chinese embassy in Nigeria could not be reached for comment by the AP. Nigeria, home to more than 160
million people, suffers from endemic government corruption and mismanagement. The nation also has a history of major aviation disasters, though in recent years there hasn’t been a crash. In August 2010, the U.S. announced it had given Nigeria the Federal Aviation Administration’s Category 1 status, its top safety rating that allows the West African nation’s domestic carriers to fly directly to the U.S. But many travelers remain leery of some airlines. On Saturday night, a Nigerian Boeing 727 cargo airliner crashed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, slamming into a bus and killing 10 people. The plane belonged to Lagos-based Allied Air Cargo. Officials with Lagos-based Dana Air did not respond to calls for comment Sunday night. The airline has five aircraft in its fleet and runs both regional and domestic flights. Local media reported a similar Dana flight in May made an emergency landing at the Lagos airport after having a hydraulic problem. Nigeria has tried to redeem its aviation image in recent years, saying it now has full radar coverage of the entire country. However, in a nation where the state-run electricity company is in tatters, the power grid and diesel generators sometimes both fail at airports, making radar screens go blank. Sunday’s crash appeared to be the worst since September 1992. As night began to fall Sunday, more and more worried relatives of passengers arrived in the neighborhood, pushing their way down the crowded, narrow streets to make it to the crash site. One man stopped to ask about the crash, whether any passengers walked away alive. His eyes grew wide when he heard no one escaped alive, his hand rising to his mouth. His brother was onboard. “Oh God, we lost him,” the man whispered, before slowly walking away.
BAUCHI, Nigeria — A suicide car bomber drove into a church compound in northern Nigeria Sunday and detonated his explosives as worshippers left an early morning service, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens more, officials and witnesses said. The bomber targeted the Living Faith church, in a neighborhood near the airport in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi state. The timed blast caught many people outside the church without any cover to protect themselves from the explosion, causing heavy casualties, witnesses said.
At least 15 people died in the blast, not counting the suicide bomber, the Nigerian Red Cross said, while more than 30 people suffered injuries. Bauchi state police commissioner Mohammed Ladan said security personnel stationed near the church compound stopped the car from getting any closer to worshippers than it did. The powerful blast from the car destroyed part of the Living Faith Church, sending walls of the building crashing down on worshippers still inside. Others suffered burns in the blast. No group immediately claimed responsibility
syria Continued from Page 1A public comments about the mass killing. Assad did acknowledge the toll the crisis has taken on the country, suggesting all the blood that has been spilled is necessary to root out the forces working to drive him from power. “Today we are defending a cause and a country,” he said. “We do not do this because we like blood. A battle has been forced on us, and the result is this bloodshed that we are seeing.” Members of the Syrian opposition brushed off his comments as meaningless. “It is a desperate and silly speech that does not merit a response,” said Adib Shishakly, a Saudi-based member of Syria’s main opposition group, the Syrian National Council. “He didn’t offer anything to the Syrian people during the 70 minutes he spoke.” Shishakly, the grandson of a former president of Syria, described Assad’s statements on the Houla massacre as “lies to justify the killings because of the immense international pressure on his regime.” The U.S. has taken advantage of the global outrage over Houla to reach out to Syria’s most important ally and protector, Russia, to join a coordinated effort to resolve the deadly conflict. Russia has provided a layer of protection for Damascus, refusing to support any move that could lead to foreign intervention in Syria. A Russian Foreign Ministry statement issued Sunday said Russia was awaiting the results of the investigation into the massacre at Houla and was “disturbed that some countries went ahead and cast blame.” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday pressed Russia to join international efforts for a political transi-
for the attack, though the attack comes as Nigeria faces a growing wave of sectarian violence carried out by a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram. Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the Hausa language of Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north, has been blamed for killing more than 530 people this year alone, according to an Associated Press count. The sect’s targets have included churches, often attacked by suicide car bombers. The sect has been largely quiet since claiming a suicide car bombing and another attack at offices of a newspaper on April 26.
tion in Syria that would see Assad driven from power, and suggested greater flexibility could come from a previous recalcitrant Moscow. America’s top diplomat told reporters in Sweden that she made clear in a telephone conversation this weekend with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Moscow must do its part to help Syria turn the page after four decades under the Assad family control. “My message to the foreign minister was very simple and straightforward,” Clinton said. “We all have to intensify our efforts to achieve a political transition and Russia has to be at the table helping that to occur.” Although Assad’s words reflected many of the same general points of his previous speeches — blaming terrorists and extremists, vowing to protect national security — his comments on Houla were widely anticipated. “If we don’t feel the pain that squeezes our hearts, as I felt it, for the cruel scenes — especially the children — then we are not human beings,” Assad said. Assad, 46, who inherited power from his father in 2000, is still firmly in control after more than a year of warfare that has torn at the country’s fabric and threatened to undermine stability in the Middle East. A cease-fire plan brokered by international envoy Kofi Annan is violated by both sides every day, but Western leaders continue to pin their hopes on diplomatic pressure, with the U.S. and others unwilling to get deeply involved in another Arab nation in turmoil — particularly one as unpredictable as Syria. The rebel Free Syrian Army is determined to bring down the regime by force of arms, targeting military checkpoints and other government sites. A U.N. observer team with nearly 300 members has done little to quell the bloodshed.
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Today Support Groups: • Free family support meeting, 56 p.m., Bradford Health Services, 1701 B South Pelham Road, Suite D, Jacksonville, Brookstone building next to Jacksonville Medical Center, meeting is for any person who is experiencing behavioral problems with a loved one; has a family member of any age with drug or alcohol problem; needs help coping with loved one’s drug or alcohol problem; needs help making decisions on how to help a family member of any age, a counselor will facilitate this meeting, call 256-237-4209 for more information. • AA meeting, noon and 7 p.m., 1411 Gurnee Ave., enter through rear of building, 256-237-6196. • Free drug treatment for adolescents abusing drugs, meeting times will vary, Family Links, 265 Rucker St., 256-820-5911. • Courage to Change Group of Narcotics Anonymous, basic text study, open, non-smoking, 7 p.m., Atlanta Avenue, off Noble Street between 10th and 11th streets. • Alcoholics Anonymous Piedmont group, 7:30 p.m., 801 Hughes St., Piedmont. • Help in Progress Narcotics Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., 2236 U.S. 78 W., (1 mile from Fred’s).
Miscellaneous: • Senior floor fitness class, 8:159:15 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum, dance studio, call Aubrey Crosson at 256-689-2580 for more information. • Senior water aerobics class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum, call Aubrey Crosson at 256689-2580 for more information.
• WE (Women Empowered), 5:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Henry Road, upstairs across from the library, any women living in Anniston, or concerned about the welfare of the city, are welcome to attend. • Hartwell Masonic Lodge No. 101 F & A.M. of Alabama, 7 p.m., 600 Main St., Oxford, 256- 282-2035. • Civitan Club, noon, Classic on Noble, 256-236-9874. • Oxford Rotary Club, noon-1 p.m., Western Sizzlin’, Oxford.
Support Groups: • Grief Support Group, for anyone who has experienced a loss through the death of a loved one, 1 p.m., Cancer Resource Center, Physician’s Office Building, fourth floor, room 406, 256-235-5146. • AA meeting, noon and 7 p.m., 1411 Gurnee Ave., enter through rear of building, 256-237-6196. • Bariatric Support Group, for persons interested in bariatric surgery or those who have had bariatric surgery and support people, Physicians Office Building, suite 102, 901 Leighton Ave., contact Ann Couch, RN, CBN at 256-236-1300. • Free drug treatment for adolescents abusing drugs, meeting times will vary, Family Links, 265 Rucker St., 256-820-5911. • Courage to Change Group of Narcotics Anonymous, discussion, open, smoking, noon; women’s meeting, candlelight, smoking, 7 p.m.; 11th Step Meditation meeting, closed, non-smoking, 8:30 p.m., Atlanta Avenue, off Noble Street between 10th and 11th streets. • New Perspectives, a narcotics anonymous group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 109 Gayle St., behind McDonald’s, Jacksonville, 256-435-4881. • Alzheimer’s Support Group, for families dealing with Alzheimer’s
disease, 5-6 p.m., Physician’s Center, third floor, room 301, 256-2355578. • Mental Illness Support Group, for patients with bi-polar, depression, and other disorders and those interested in providing support, 1:30 p.m., Tyler Center, 731 Leighton Ave., in the galley. • Free parenting classes to residents of Calhoun County, sponsored by Family Services Center of Calhoun County, 13 E 11th St., call 256-231-2240, ext. 120, to sign up. • One day at a time Al-Anon group, noon-1 p.m., (new location), Physician’s Office Building, Suite 406, call Ann Garner at 256-237-3464 for directions or more information. • Alcoholics Anonymous closed meeting, noon, Tyler Center, in the Galley. • Help in Progress Narcotics Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., 2236 U.S. 78 W., (1 mile from Fred’s). • 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. • True Transformation, a Christcentered recovery program for women only, noon, 1211 Noble St.
• Anniston Rotary Club, noon, Anniston Country Club. • 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.
• Free, confidential counseling for prospective and existing small business owners, provided by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), by appointment, Northeast Alabama Entrepreneurial System, 1400 Commerce Blvd., just off Greenbrier Road, call 256831-5215 to make an appointment or for more information. • Anniston First United Methodist Church men’s prayer breakfast, 6:30 a.m., The Bridge, 1400 Noble St., at rear of church, all men are invited to attend, call 256-2365605. • Anniston Runners Club, 5:30 p.m., at Anniston YMCA, W. 14th Street. Call 256-310-0830, e-mail ddunn@ annistonstar.com or visit www. annistonrunners.com. • Senior water aerobics class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum, call Aubrey Crossen at 256689-2580 for more information. • Senior therapeutic yoga class, 8-9 a.m., Jacksonville State UniMeetings: versity, Pete Mathews Coliseum, • Jacksonville Aspiring Writers dance studio, call Aubrey Crossen Group, 4:30 p.m., Jacksonville at 256-689-2580 for more informaPublic Library, anyone interested tion. in the creative writing process is Wednesday welcome. Bring samples of your original writing to share. The group offers support, critique and infor- Support Group: mation about writing and possible • AA meeting, noon and 7 p.m., 1411 publishing venues. Call 256-782- Gurnee Ave., enter through rear of 2881 for more information. building, 256-237-6196. • Eastaboga Masonic Lodge No. • Celebrate Recovery, 12-step 155, 7 p.m., Lodge building in Easta- Christ-centered recovery Step boga, 256-835-7576. Study Group, 6 p.m., Word Alive • VFW Post 4638, 6 p.m., Carver International Outreach, ColdwaCommunity Center, 256-283-9027. ter, 256-225-2186 or 256-223-6593.
• Courage to Change Group of Narcotics Anonymous, 90 minute, closed, candlelight, smoking, 7 p.m., Atlanta Avenue, off Noble Street between 10th and 11th streets. • Free parenting classes for parents of 2- to 12-year-olds, 9-11 a.m., Family Services Center of Calhoun County, 13 E 11th St. Child care provided. 256-231-2240. • Alcoholics Anonymous Piedmont group, 7:30 p.m., 801 Hughes St., Piedmont. • Help in Progress Narcotics Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., 2236 U.S. 78 W., (1 mile from Fred’s). • New Wine Recovery Support Group for addicts and alcoholics, 6:30 p.m., Hill Crest Baptist Church, “The Rock,” room 208, Family Life Center.
Meetings: • Cheaha Republican Women, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Class on Noble, visit www.cheaharw.org/ for more information. • Jacksonville Kiwanis Club, noon, Jacksonville Community Center, 501 Alexandria Road SW, Jacksonville, 256-435-9588. • Bridge Club, 11 a.m., Lenlock Center No. 5, 5818 McClellan Blvd., 256-225-0003. • Book Club, noon, Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, 108 E. 10th St., 256-237-8501. • Men’s Bible Study of Anniston First Baptist Church, 8 a.m., McDonald’s in Lenlock, 256-847-0230.
Miscellaneous: • Senior floor fitness class, 8:159:15 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum, dance studio, call Aubrey Crosson at 256-689-2580 for more information. • Senior water aerobics class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum, call Aubrey Crosson at 256689-2580 for more information.
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Health Continued from Page 1A fill out surveys. With permission of each patient, the vital medical information could be shared with emergency care providers and primary care physicians. With quick access to electronic records, physicians could theoretically provide quicker and more efficient care to patients, Joiner said. Edmondson said 500 hospital employees and their families have completed surveys on the website and JSU and city employees are expected to follow suit this summer. “Jacksonville State University and its departments and colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to the efforts of Alabama Healthy Community,” said Amanda Bonds, JSU’s student health director. “While the individual personal health record is protected, AHC is able to study the trends in the broader population.” After that, the nonprofit will visit local churches and other organizations and encourage their members to sign up.
Benefits Once a resident has filed a survey, the website will provide preventative-care tips tailored specifically to each person. Examples include exercise and eating habit tips. “This will be basic, real-life health care,” Joiner said. “This is not a promotional thing.” The nonprofit will also act as a charity, raising money for member residents
who suffer from catastrophic illness and can’t pay their medical bills, Joiner said. The website will also help residents contact area primary care physicians for needed checkups such as mammograms, thereby catching potential health problems early. “The idea is to get primary care physicians and hospitals providing you with regular care,” Joiner said. “The benefit is the patient is taking advantage of what his or her insurance provides and they get healthier.” Dr. James Yates, a primary care physician in Jacksonville, said he’s supported the nonprofit’s efforts since they were begun several months ago. Yates said his office will soon acquire an electronic records system that would tie in with the website. “Finally, the electronic records systems have evolved enough to be more user friendly and aren’t ridiculously expensive,” Yates said. The money needed to set up electronic records for physicians who don’t already have them will come from federal stimulus money, Joiner said. Part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, approved in 2009, included a provision offering up to $44,000 for physicians to help them transition to electronic records. The federal government has mandated that doctors and hospitals switch from paper to electronic records by 2015. Franklin IPS will receive a percentage of the $44,000 for helping area physicians switch to electronic records, Joiner said. About half of Franklin IPS’s business is helping physicians switch to electronic
records. “We make sure they have the right computers and that the data is secure and make sure they’ve put the right systems in place,” he said. If necessary, the website would also help residents gain access to telemedicine technology, allowing them to benefit from specialized treatment from a physician in another part of the state or even elsewhere in the country.
Drawing interest Dale Quinney, executive director of the Alabama Rural Health Association, said other efforts are already under way in the state to offer telemedicine in more rural areas. “We’re going to try to get telemedicine up and going, bringing specialty care into rural Alabama where specialties might not be there or transport might be an issue,” Quinney said. Quinney said he had never heard of a community health initiative like Jacksonville’s before, but was interested in the idea. “On the surface, it sounds good,” Quinney said. Telemedicine and preventive care are needed in Alabama, which has a high rate of obesity, which can lead to other health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2010, 32 percent of Alabamians were considered obese. Dr. John Wheat, professor of community and rural medicine in the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, had also never heard of an initiative like Jacksonville’s before but was
interested to learn more. “It certainly is well-intended and may be effective,” Wheat said. “We certainly are at a crossroads in dispersing health care in the country.” To Wheat, using the more primary care physicians was the way to go in improving the overall health of communities and making health care more efficient. “What we know to be effective in rural Alabama is family physicians in the area lowers costs,” Wheat said. “A family medicine doctor is involved in the whole life of a family and community, is interested in preventative care and interested in care before the need of a specialist.” Yates said patient care will improve through easier access to electronic records and keeping patients closer to home instead of sending them to a specialist in another part of the state. “When you send them off to a specialist … you’re kind of in the dark about the patient … and when they come back you have no idea what medication they’re getting,” he said. “They kind of get disorganized care.” If the Jacksonville program is successful, the plan is to expand it into the rest of Calhoun County and then the surrounding counties of Cleburne, Etowah and Cherokee, Joiner said. “It’s not that we’ll be perfect, but we’re trying to build a community health care system,” Joiner said. Residents interested in signing up for the program and filling out a survey can visit the nonprofit’s website at www.alabamahealthycommunity.com. Star staff writer Patrick McCreless: 256235-3561. On Twitter @PMcCreless_Star
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