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SCHOOL RESIDENCY ARRESTS RAISE FAIRNESS QUESTIONS

A homeless single mother’s arrest on charges she intentionally enrolled her son in the wrong school district by using her baby sitter’s address is raising questions about uneven enforcement of residency rules as budget-conscious cities nationwide crack down on out-of-

towners in their classrooms. Photo: Tanya McDowell, left, stands with Connecticut NAACP Conference President Scott X. Exdaile, right, and other supporters outside state superior court in Norwalk, Conn. SEE PAGE 3.

APPEALS COURT QUESTIONS OBAMA HEALTHCARE LAWSUIT

An appeals court sharply questioned whether the State of Virginia could challenge President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, which requires Americans to buy insurance. SEE PAGE 3.

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NE W S B R I E F S U.S. WARNS BROADWAY THEATERS ON SECURITY THREATS

U.S. safety regulators have told Broadway theaters to update their emergency plans, a reminder that the aging buildings near New York’s Times Square may need to evacuate as some did during a failed bomb plot a year ago. “Recent events, such as last summer’s attempted car bomb in Times Square, have highlighted the need for increased vigilance and ongoing emergency preparedness,” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in an April 16 letter. It reminded theaters, where some 12 million people see shows every year, that they were required to develop an Emergency Action Plan. Though sent to all New York City theaters, the letter had particular importance for the 40 Broadway theaters in the Times Square area, some of which were evacuated following a bomb scare on May 1 last year. A man linked to the Pakistani Taliban parked a vehicle packed with explosive material in Times Square but failed to properly ignite it. Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty, saying Islamist extremists would continue to attack the United States. Thirty-three of Broadway’s 40 theaters were built in the 1920s or earlier. All are subject to random inspections. EDUCATION COUNCIL ELECTIONS POSTPONED, WALCOTT SAYS Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is pushing off controversial education council elections after admitting the process could have been handled better. The councils have limited power, but are seen as one of the few links between parents and the Department of Education. A group of parents even went to court, saying the Education Department has repeatedly botched the process for choosing candidates this year. Walcott says the elections will be postponed one week so more information about the candidates can be sent out. The chancellor has said repeatedly that he wants parents to be more involved in the school system.

New emergency system to alert NYC and DC residents by cell phone A new emergency alert system that sends notifications to cell phones in the event of a disaster or terrorist attack will be implemented in New York and Washington by the end of this year, officials said. Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday unveiled PLAN, the Personal Localized Alerting Network, which is expected to provide residents with timely information “alerting them to imminent safety threats in their area.” Mobile phone users will receive “geographically targeted, text-like messages,” according to a written statement from the Federal Communications Commission. “Every weekday our population of 8.4 million residents swells to more than 12 million as commuters and tourists come to town,” Bloomberg told reporters. “Under the PLAN program, we’ll be able to broadcast

(emergency) messages to any of them who are within our target area.” Mobile customers will receive three types of alerts containing 90 characters or less, ranging from presidential alerts to child abduction bulletins. Phone carriers may allow subscribers to block all but presidential alerts, officials said. A special chip is needed to allow phones to receive the notifications, though many “smart” phones already have the new technology, said FCC spokesman Neil Grace. The system will also be able to send messages when cell phone towers experience network congestion, overriding other calls to deliver the notification. High mobile phone traffic and downed cell phone towers are considered primary reasons for service disruption in New York in the immediate aftermath of the September 11,

2001, terrorist attacks. “There are many lessons to be learned from 9/11,” said Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. “One of them is that we were under-utilizing communications technologies in emergencies.” PLAN is expected to be expanded to the rest of the country by April 2012 and was made possible by a 2006 Congressional bill called the Warning Alert and Response Network Act. “It would have been great if we had something like this available as recently as last month for the tornadoes in the south,” Genachowski added. A record number of tornadoes swarmed through much of the Midwest and the South in April, killing hundreds of people and devastating many regions.

New York cop in rape case says he felt threatened by victim By BERND DEBUSMANN JR. A New York City police officer accused of raping a woman testified yesterday he told her later he wore a condom only because he felt threatened when she confronted him. Kenneth Moreno, 43, and his partner, Franklin Mata, 29, face charges of rape, burglary and misconduct stemming from the December 2008 incident involving a fashion executive, then 29. Prosecutors say Moreno and Mata responded to a 911 call from a cab driver who said his fare was too

drunk to get out of his taxi, and the pair escorted the woman to her apartment. The two officers left but returned a few hours later in response to a 911 call, which Moreno has admitted he faked, and returned twice after that. They were arrested in April 2009 after the victim secretly taped a conversation — using a watch equipped with a microphone — with Moreno in which he acknowledges having worn a condom but insists nothing happened. During testimony Moreno said he felt threatened when the victim met up with him outside his police station and feared she would go inside

and tell his superiors. “She started hitting me with all these accusations and hard questions,” he said. “I was ready to tell her whatever she wanted to hear.” On Monday, Moreno acknowledged making the fake 911 call, saying he did so in order that he and his fellow officer could return to the victim’s apartment. He testified he was trying to help the victim because he had abused alcohol after being upset over the September 11, 2001 attacks and a custody battle over his daughter. He admitted getting into bed with the victim but denied raping her. The officers face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Officials: Several killers at work in NY body spree Several murderers, not a single serial killer as originally feared, are behind the 10 bodies dumped along a stretch of ocean beachfront on Long Island in New York, officials say. Investigators probing the bodies in a picturesque area popular with summer tourists indicate that as many as four killers could be responsible. “What is now very clear is that the area around Gilgo Beach has been used to discard human remains for some period of time,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “As distasteful and disturbing as that is, there is no evidence that all of these remains are the work of a single killer.” Spota, speaking at a news conference Monday, gave no indication that police are much closer to identifying the killers, or even knowing

Suffolk County Police and police recruits search an area of beach near where police found human remains on April 5. how many more bodies might still lie in the sandy scrubland just behind the long white sand beach on the south shore of Long Island, just outside New York City.

The macabre list now includes: — Four prostitutes who advertised online at Craigslist and whose remains were wrapped in burlap cloth. — The heads and hands of two other women, one of them identified as a prostitute whose other body parts were found in another area of New York state, indicating that the killer “went to extraordinary lengths” to cover up, according to Spota. — A female toddler. — An Asian male. — Two other sets of remains that have not been identified. Still missing is a prostitute named Shannan Gilbert, whose disappearance in Long Island last year triggered a hunt that resulted in the revelation that Gilgo Beach was a murderers’ dumping ground.


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School residency arrests raise fairness questions By STEPHANIE REITZ HARTFORD, Conn. — A homeless single mother’s arrest on charges she intentionally enrolled her son in the wrong school district by using her baby sitter’s address is raising questions about uneven enforcement of residency rules as budget-conscious cities nationwide crack down on outof-towners in their classrooms. Tanya McDowell’s arrest in Norwalk last month came a few months after Kelley Williams-Bolar of Akron, Ohio, was convicted of falsifying records for using her father’s address to send her children to safer suburban schools. Yet in Connecticut, Ohio and elsewhere throughout the U.S., officials acknowledge parents are routinely caught doing the same thing but rarely face criminal charges. McDowell and Williams-Bolar are low-income Black single mothers, a fact that disturbs civil rights activists who question whether they are being singled out unfairly. McDowell returns to court today in Norwalk, where she is charged with felony larceny for stealing $15,686 of educational services by enrolling her 5-year-old in kindergarten last fall under her baby sitter’s Norwalk address. The baby sitter was later

evicted from her home. McDowell’s attorney didn’t respond to several requests for comment. Norwalk school officials found 26 other children illegally enrolled during the same time, but McDowell is the only one facing criminal charges. And in the Ohio case, the Copley-Fairlawn district removed about 50 outof-towners from its schools in the past few years but only WilliamsBolar ended up before a judge. No government agencies or education advocacy groups track the number of students discovered to be illegally enrolled in the wrong districts nationwide and how the cases are resolved. Many states, including Connecticut, let local districts decide how aggressively to enforce the rules. “I understand you want to give districts autonomy on how they handle things, but it doesn’t make sense that some families are eased out quietly and other parents are arrested,” said Gwen Samuels, founder of the Connecticut Parents Union advocacy group and one of McDowell’s supporters. Samuels said she doesn’t advocate more arrests; on the contrary, she believes the cases show how desperately parents want access to better schools and highlight what she calls “a moral problem of how we view educating children.”

Appeals court questions Obama healthcare lawsuit By JEREMY PELOFSKY and LISA LAMBERT RICHMOND, Virginia — An appeals court yesterday sharply questioned whether the state of Virginia could challenge President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, which requires Americans to buy insurance. Virginia passed a law barring the federal government from making its citizens buy insurance, and in December the state won a federal judge’s ruling that the insurance purchase requirement was unconstitutional. The case is the first to reach oral arguments at a federal appeals court and experts have said a ruling here could influence other pending challenges to the healthcare law, including a June 8 hearing by another appeals court. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit yesterday questioned whether a state could pass a law to buck a federal mandate, saying that could lead to states challenging many other federal requirements, such as sending troops to war. “A state could challenge any federal statute in court as long as the state passed a law?” asked Judge Diana Motz. All three judges hearing the case were appointed by

Democrats, including two by Obama. Lawyers for Virginia countered that that the healthcare law threatened the state’s sovereignty and that the state law was an attempt to protect its citizens. “The flip side is that state can’t sue ever,” Duncan Getchell, solicitor general for Virginia told Motz. “I don’t know why it’s a low trick to pass a law.” The healthcare law passed last year was a major victory for Obama, one that the Republican party is working to undo in the courts, statehouses and Congress. Obama’s Republican opponents are expected to make the issue a theme during his 2012 reelection bid by arguing it is a costly and unnecessary government expansion. They have already sought to repeal and choke off funds for the law in Congress. The Obama administration’s top appellate lawyer, acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal, told the appeals court that allowing Virginia’s challenge to go forward would inject the states into the federal courts over “abstract political disputes.” The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on June 8 will weigh the Obama administration’s appeal to a decision that struck down the entire healthcare law as sought by 26 states.

The issue is particularly thorny in states where cities, not larger counties, run school districts and just an invisible town border can separate a troubled urban district from wealthier suburbs. David Singleton, Williams-Bolar’s attorney in the Ohio case, said he doesn’t think race was a factor in her arrest but believes it was driven by her inability to reimburse the CopleyFairlawn district — something that wealthier families could do quietly and put the matter behind them, while she ended up with a felony conviction. “It is, in our view, an uneven enforcement that comes down mostly to poverty,” said Singleton, executive director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center. “The criminalization of this is really troubling. To the extent we see people prosecuted, I think it’s mostly going to be people who are unable to afford to pay their way out of it.” Many districts in Connecticut and elsewhere employ residency investigators to check questionable addresses, and several have pointed to budget problems as they’ve announced more aggressive enforcement programs. “I think this comes to a head in times such as now, when districts are trying to get the most for their own residents out of every dollar they spend,” said Vincent Mustaro, senior staff associate for policy for the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. “As school districts are having to fight for literally every dollar, there’s less latitude for these gray areas.” Noted Connecticut attorney James Bergenn said those gray areas are exactly what makes such cases tricky, both from a legal standpoint and in public perception. “Criminal law is supposed to be reserved for things that are black and white, unequivocally wrong. To some degree you can erode confidence in the justice system when you prosecute one person out of hundreds and

when you prosecute them for something that many of us would look at and think, ‘Well, I can understand doing that,’” said Bergenn, who doesn’t represent McDowell. Prosecutors say McDowell told Norwalk authorities she lived in Bridgeport and never indicated she was homeless. Housing authorities who evicted McDowell’s baby sitter referred McDowell’s case to police and prosecutors. Norwalk school officials say the criminal charges were not their idea — though they defended their right to remove out-of-town students to preserve limited tax dollars for the children of those who bear the cost. In Fort Lee, N.J., school officials recently formed a committee to step up residency investigations. School officials in Beverly Hills, Calif., also updated their rules to require that students must live in the city seven days a week — not five days, as before ��� to be considered a resident. And in San Francisco, school officials identified about 300 students last year whose families used false addresses to get into the district’s most sought-after schools. Offenders had to withdraw and pay up to $5,000 to reimburse the investigative costs, but none of the parents was criminally prosecuted. Even in communities that have taken their disputes to court, parents have rarely ended up with a criminal record, as Williams-Bolar did. She is appealing the decision and awaits a hearing before the state’s parole board in hopes of a pardon. In Connecticut, a review of recent news clippings found a handful of residency-related arrests of parents in recent years other than McDowell, including a New Haven pastor who sent his children to suburban schools under his great-aunt’s address. In that case and two others in recent years, the parents eventually were granted a form of special probation that later removed the criminal charges from their records.

Memphis school wins ‘Race to Top’ WASHINGTON — Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis is the winner of the 2011 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge, the White House announced yesterday. “I’m so proud of the schools that participated in this year’s commencement challenge and I want to thank all of them for their hard work and dedication,” President Barack Obama said in a release issued by the White House. “Booker T. Washington High School proves what can be accomplished when students, teachers, parents and administrators come together to support achievement in the classroom and I’m looking forward to delivering the commencement address at this extraordinary school soon.” School Principal Alisha Kiner was informed of the honor by Vice President Joe Biden. The Tennessee school’s graduation rate went from 55 percent in 2007 to 81.6 percent in 2010. Steps the school has taken to

improve its graduation rate include the creation of separate freshmen academies for boys and girls to help them adjust to high school, and developing a culture in which teachers take personal interest in seeing students take pride in their schoolwork. The school’s students can now take Advanced Placement classes, learn about engineering through robotics competitions and earn college credits. The Race to the Top program is part of Obama’s goal of having the United States achieve the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.


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DAILY CHALLENGE WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011

JOURNAL OF THE PEOPLE’S PASTOR ‘WRITING THE HISTORY I’VE LIVED, LIVING THE HISTORY I WRITE!’

A tribute to remember By REV. DR. HERBERT DAUGHTRY

THOMAS H. WATKINS

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insurance companies and black morticians (who had coalesced with the insurance companies) to stop the Burial Society. Eventually, the insurance companies succeeded as the court ruled in their favor. Years later, my father was vindicated. The court ruled that the insurance companies had been exploiting the people. One of its ways was to sell policies in which the people would pay all their lives. Upon their death, there was enough money to bury them. The insurance companies would keep whatever was left. The court insisted that the reversed decision be widely publicized. Thus, relatives of the deceased would be notified and remunerated. Black Seed paid a glowing tribute to me. Black Seed recounted many of my achievements. (I had forgotten some of the references.) He also praised my children who are all college graduates. He recounted Reverend Leah Daughtry’s work

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The Class of 2011 - More debt, more chances By JULIANNE MALVEAUX Shortly after I began my tenure at Bennett College for Women, the class of 2011 arrived on campus. And on Saturday, May 7, Bennett’s first class to spend their entire four years with me as their President graduated. Our graduation, like graduations around the nation (many HBCUs have graduations over the Mother’s Day weekend, perhaps in tribute to all the sacrifices mothers and fathers make for their graduates), was poignant, moving, and reflective. The dynamic Elaine Jones was our commencement speaker; she challenged students to commit themselves to lifelong learning, and to giving to their alma mater. Indeed, she described our students as LAMBA Belles, with LAMBA an acronym for lifelong learning, ambition, managing resources, belief systems, and alma mater. In her inimitable fashion, the first woman to lead the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund challenged students to continue to grow, to give, to be discerning, and to believe. Her managing resources point was especially provocative, as she described resources as health, reputation, and energy, not just money.

Bennett’s Class of 2011 joins other graduates in experiencing an improved labor market. A survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers say that 53 percent of all employers expect to hire new college graduates; in the fall, fewer than half said they would hire from the class of 2011. While the labor market has still not recovered from the recession, and the class of 2011 won’t have as many opportunities as the class of 2007 did, they are entering a labor market that looks better than it did in the past three years. It’s a good thing the Class of 2011 will have more chances at employment, since they’ll need everything they earn to deal with the mounting student debt they face. This class is graduating with more debt than any of their predecessors – an average debt of $22,900. This is eight percent more than last year and in inflation-adjusted terms, 47 percent more than a decade ago. To be sure, an investment in education is the best investment that one can make. At the same time, the realities of debt repayment shape the life choices of the Class of 2011, causing many to delay homeownership, graduate school, car purchase, or even nonprofit sector employment. Indeed, while the federal government offers some loan forgiveness for those who

Tribute to remember Continued from page 4 as a pastor of The House of the Lord Church in Washington, D.C., the Chief of Staff of the Democratic National Committee, and the CEO of the 2009 Democratic Convention; Ms. Sharon Daughtry’s artistic talents and administrative skills in leading many non-sectarian programs; Reverend Dawn Daughtry’s work as a pastor of The House of the Lord Church in Englewood, New Jersey and a middle school principal; and Mr. Herbert Daughtry, Jr.’s work as a lawyer and a middle school principal. That wasn’t all of it. Brother Seed made two presentations. One was a beautiful wooden plaque made by Brother Perry Bellamy on which was written, “The Bishop Alonzo Daughtry Lifetime Humanitarian Award is presented to Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry on April 9, 2011.What would the world be without ‘The People’s Pastor’? Your fight has been consistent for over half a century. Your love of God has helped you fight the good fight of faith. You have changed many lives for the better throughout this world. On behalf of the men at Sullivan Correctional Facility, we thank you for your sacrifice and love.” Two scriptures were cited on either side of the plaque. The first one was from Psalms 118:26, “Blessed is he who comes in the

name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you,” and the other scripture was from Psalms 122:1, “I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’” I smiled to myself as I mused if my father ever thought he would receive awards from New York State prisoners. In fact, I wonder if this was his first award ever. The next surprise was a certificate which read, “Black History Month - Caribbean Unity Organization (CAU) presents this certificate of accomplishment in recognition of 50 years of humanitarian services to the Black community to Reverend Dr. Herbert Daughtry and Reverend Leah Denyatta Daughtry.” Brother Seed said he put Leah’s name on the certificate because he had read somewhere that I had complained that the white press had given ample coverage to Leah whereas the Black press gave her little. (See my letter to the Black press in my book, “In My Lifetime: Towards the Presidency of Barack Obama.”) All of my children were mentioned on the certificate. It was

accept public service jobs, including classroom teaching, many graduates feel challenged to earn as much as they can so that they can pay off their loans and get on with their lives. African American college graduates, more likely to be first generation and working class than others, carry more debt than others. HBCU graduates, those who attended colleges with lower endowments than other colleges, are also more likely to have a higher level of indebtedness. HBCUs are a vital part of our nation’s higher education landscape, doing more with less than many other institutions. The current recession has posed challenges to us, as to others in higher education, and yet we may be less able to deal with the financial challenges because we come to them without the strong financial foundations that other colleges have. And yet we are buoyed and supported by the energy and spirit of our alumnae. At Bennett, the glorious class of 1961, the women who were an integral part of the sit-in movement in Greensboro, returned for their Golden class reunion with a record-breaking gift to Bennett. Two of the special members of that class, Roslyn Smith, a retired social worker from New York, and Esther Terry, signed by Black Seed, the organizer, and the CAU Planning Committee. … to be continued. *HEALTH FAIR: Recognizing the startling health risks facing people of color, The House of the Lord Church’s Ministry of Health & Wellness in conjunction with the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) and the Brooklyn Hospital Center is sponsoring its Sixth Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 11, 2011, from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. This event will take place at the historic House of the Lord Church where the Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry is the pastor, and is located at 415 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. 11217. Our Free workshops include: Creating your look Nutrition & Exercise Basics for busy people Men’s Health Concerns Space is limited for the workshops, please RSVP to holchealth@yahoo.com

Bennett’s provost, worked indefatigably. Their classmate, Linda Beatrice Brown, a Bennett professor and niece of Bennett’s first woman President Willa B. Player, is writing a history of the Bennett women in the civil rights movement. I have to believe that all HBCU graduates of the Class of 1961 are reflecting on their experiences, on the way the world has changed since their graduation 50 years ago, on the importance of HBCUs then and now, and supporting their alma maters with energy and enthusiasm. We need the Class of 1961 to reach back to embrace the Class of 2011, the young people who have more challenges, chances, and choices, who enter a labor market improved but not yet vibrant, shackled by debt and, at the same time, armed with a rich HBCU experience that will shape and direct their lives and careers. Congratulations, HBCU Classes of 2011! And thank you, Class of 1961. Your activist spirit is the foundation for our work.

— Julianne Malveaux is President of Bennett College for Women. Her most recent book is Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History (www.lastwordprod.com). There will also be Doctors on Call for consultations on heart health, diabetes, and other concerns. ** Join Reverend Daughtry in Jersey City for the weekly Thursday Evening Educational, Cultural, and Empowerment Forum from 6pm8pm for an evening of information, inspiration, and challenge at 315 Forrest Street (Ground Floor), corner of MLK, Jr. Drive. For more info, contact The National Community Action Alliance at (201) 7161585. ** Listen to Reverend Daughtry on the weekly radio program which airs Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on New York City’s WWRL-AM, dial 1600. ** NEED QUALITY CHILD CARE? Call the Alonzo A. Daughtry Memorial Daycare Center located at: 460 Atlantic Avenue (corner of Atlantic and Nevins) 718-596-1993 333 Second Street (between 4th & 5th Avenues) in Park Slope 718499-2066 Immediate openings are available in a state-of-the-art center.


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Mississippi River crests at Memphis inches below record By JOHN BRANSTON MEMPHIS, Tennessee — The Mississippi River may have reached its highest level at Memphis yesterday just inches below the all time record, according to the National Weather Service, as a wall of water moved south toward the Gulf of Mexico. The level of the largest river in North America may have reached its peak at 47.87 feet yesterday morning in Memphis, and it has dropped slightly since then, according to Andy Sniezak, meteorologist for the weather service. “The river is in the cresting phase, which is good news,” said Steve Shular, spokesman for the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. “But we’re still going to have problems for the next several days because the water is so high and it will keep the creeks and tributaries high as well.” Downstream, the U.S. government opened a spillway on Monday for the first time since 2008 to relieve flooding pressure on the low-lying city of New Orleans. The government also prepared to open a second Louisiana spillway to ease flows at New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The state of

Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open up bays along the Mississippi River to the Bonnet Carre spillway in Norco, Louisiana. Louisiana began to relocate inmates from the Angola prison. Barge traffic is moving along the river although some restrictions have been applied to some sections based on size, speed and motor power of barges, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Downstream from Memphis, communities without levees north and south of Vicksburg, Mississippi, already were inundated and other residents near the swollen banks of the river eyed their flood protections uneasily. Bob Nations, director of the Shelby County, Tenn. Office of Preparedness, said

Police find tunnel under Arizona-Mexico border TUCSON, Arizona — U.S. border police have found a sophisticated smugglers’ tunnel fitted with lights, water pumps and a ventilation system running under the Arizona border from Mexico, authorities said. The U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson sector said the tunnel ran 250 feet under the border from an abandoned building in Nogales, Mexico, to the namesake city of Nogales, Arizona, at a depth of 15 feet. It was discovered on May 2 by U.S. Border Patrol agents, in an investigation that subsequently involved the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the government of Mexico. “This tunnel is more sophisticated than other recently discovered tunnels,” Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill said in a statement. “They chiseled through solid rock and then installed

electricity, lighting, water pumps, and ventilation. It is a prime example of the risks traffickers will take and the lengths they will go to smuggle contraband into our country,” he added. Arizona straddles a heavily trafficked route for powerful Mexican cartels smuggling marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines north to the United States to meet voracious demand for drugs. As security has been tightened along the shared border in recent years, drug smugglers have increasingly gone underground to try and evade detection. At least eight tunnels have been found running beneath the streets of the two Nogales since the start of the U.S. federal government’s fiscal year on October 1, Tucson sector Border Patrol spokesman Jason Rheinfrank said.

about 500 people are in shelters. Shular said that several hundred others who have left their homes are staying with friends and family. About 1,500 homes in Memphis are without power. County officials are warning people about the dangers of playing in the high water — he noted that many people in kayaks were out in the main channel last night. “They don’t call it the Mighty Mississippi for nothing,” said Shular, noting that

the swollen river is running hard and fast because of the flood. “We certainly are discouraging people from getting near it and in it.” Shular also emphasized the dangers of copperheads and water moccasins, which are venomous snakes, coming into homes and yards and that people need to be wary when they return home. The weather in Memphis will be sunny and hot over the next couple of days, with thunderstorms expected tomorrow, according to the weather service. Since the massive flood of 1927 that killed some 1,000 people, major improvements have been made in flood control with the building of dams and levees, reservoirs and floodways. Those fortification have held all along the river this year. Melt from the unusually snowy winter, along with torrential spring rains, have saturated many areas of the central Midwest and fed nearrecord water levels on the Mississippi this year. Problems were compounded in southern Illinois where the

rain-swollen Ohio River flowed into the Mississippi from the east. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carre spillway north of New Orleans Monday to divert some water to Lake Pontchartrain. It had no impact on homes or businesses. The Corps also has asked permission to open the Morganza Spillway on Thursday, which would reduce pressure on Baton Rouge and New Orleans by diverting water to the Atchafalaya River Basin. This would force the evacuation of some people and livestock. Last week, the Corps blasted open a Missouri levee, flooding about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland to ease pressure on the levee system and towns in southern Illinois and western Kentucky. Throughout Mississippi, residents were bracing for potential record crests at Vicksburg on May 19 and at Natchez on May 21 and authorities were warning that up to 5,000 Mississippi residents may be forced to evacuate.

No-ride list possible for Amtrak? Some U.S. lawmakers and federal officials say they think the Amtrak rail system should impose a no-ride list similar to the airlines’ no-fly list for security. Unlike air travelers, railroad passengers don’t have to go through electronic scanners or have their luggage searched before boarding. U.S. officials said information seized from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s compound last week included a plan to try to disrupt rail transportation on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States, the Christian Science Monitor reported Monday. Bin Laden was killed May 2 in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan. “We’re going to look at all these security matters,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said during a news conference in New York. “We’re going to look at everything and then we’ll make a judgment with our friends in Congress and decide what direction we should go.” As part of its budget-cutting work for fiscal year 2011, Congress lopped $50 million from a $300 million

grant program meant to enhance rail security. Given the information uncovered among bin Laden’s documents, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested lawmakers may want to revisit the cut. “I think we ought to reexamine that and try to restore that money and maybe make it go a little further,” said Schumer, who joined LaHood at the news

conference, which was called to announce $2 billion in high-speed rail awards. Schumer said he though Amtrak could begin to instituting a no-ride list since the carrier knows the names of the people traveling on each train. “It does not seem that difficult to do,” Schumer said. “They are looking at it right now, looking at the feasibility.”


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The annual David Dinkins Tennis Festival

Kaysha Forbes

Lead Instructor Sam Penceal

New tennis players

The annual David Dinkins Tennis Festival was a smash hit again this year as the event served up Carol Issac

loads of fun and event focused on activi- competition and winprizes for partici- ties designed to tune up ners received prizes players' games for the donated by the United pants. Named for the first Black mayor of New York, a longtime supporter of the game, the

outdoor season. They included instructions, clinics and drills. To end the day, there was a round robin doubles

States Association.

Tennis

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Libyan government bombards residential area: rebels By GUY DESMOND TRIPOLI - Libyan government forces bombarded a residential area outside Misrata yesterday, said rebels trying to maintain their grip on the city in the face of a fierce onslaught. Fighting in the port city has ebbed and flowed over the past few weeks but rebels gained ground on Monday after hundreds of them broke through a front line and consolidated their positions west of the city, according to a report in the New York Times. Misrata is key to rebel hopes of overthrowing Muammar Gaddafi because it is the last city they control in the west of the North African country. The Libyan leader has not appeared publicly since April 30, when a NATO air strike on a house in the capital killed his youngest son and three of his grandchildren, leading some Arab diplomats to question why he has remained out of sight. Fresh battles erupted in Souk al Arab south of the city and at alGhiran near the city’s airport, a rebel spokesman said. “The revolutionaries (rebels) entered the area of Souk al Arab ...

Rebel forces celebrate upon returning to liberated territory following the NATO bombing of Gaddafi forces deep inside Ajdabiya. Photo/Esam Al-Fetori Fighting is taking place there now,” said rebel spokesman Belkacem from Misrata. His comments could not be independently confirmed. Rebels also took the town of Zareek, about 25 km (15 miles) west of Misrata, after fighting on Monday but were still trying to extinguish fuel tanks ignited overnight on Friday in a government attack, he said. “Gaddafi’s forces bombarded a residential area west of the city this morning at 0300 (local time). That area was subject to random

bombardment,” he said by telephone. NATO appeared to back up the rebel claim. “Pro-Gaddafi forces have continued to shell the citizens of Misrata with longer range artillery, mortars and rockets, indiscriminately firing high explosive rounds into the city,” said Brigadier-General Claudio Gabellini, chief operations officer of NATO’s Libya mission. The proximity of government forces to civilian areas made it hard for NATO to carry out its mandate of protecting civilians, he told reporters in Brussels,

Egypt’s former tourism minister jailed for 5 years By ISABEL COLES CAIRO - Egypt’s former tourism minister was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment yesterday for squandering public funds, the second member of former President Hosni Mubarak’s cabinet to be jailed for financial misconduct. Zoheir Garranah was among several former officials to be investigated after an uprising against Mubarak, who

left office on February 11. The army generals who took control from Mubarak are under pressure to take a hard line against high-level corruption and show they are forging political change before an election for a new parliament in September. Egypt’s public prosecutor extended Mubarak’s detention by 15 days yesterday as an investigation continued into abuse of public funds and the killing of

protesters, a judicial source said. Mubarak, who has denied the allegations, was first detained on April 13 but has been in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm elSheikh since he suffered health problems under questioning. Garranah was found guilty of selling two tracts of public land in Red Sea province below their market value to two businessmen, the Cairo criminal court said in a statement.

adding NATO had still managed to destroy over 30 military targets in the city since April 29. MISSILE STRIKES NATO carried out missile strikes yesterday in the Tripoli area on targets that appeared to include Gaddafi’s compound, witnesses said. NATO said later it carried out a strike against a government command and control facility in downtown Tripoli. Libyan officials said NATO air strikes in the Tripoli area overnight wounded four children and two of them were

seriously hurt by flying glass caused by blasts. Officials showed foreign journalists a hospital in the capital where some windows were shattered, apparently by blast waves from a NATO strike that toppled a nearby telecommunications tower. The journalists were also taken to a government building housing the high commission for children, which had been completely destroyed. The old colonial building had been damaged before, in what officials said was a NATO bombing on April 30. “The direction of at least one blast suggests Gaddafi’s compound has been targeted,” said one witness. No other information was immediately available. The Tripoli blasts occurred against a backdrop of deadlock in an insurgency aiming to end Gaddafi’s four decades in power and a dilemma for Western powers over whether to offer covert aid to the rebels. The government says most Libyans support Gaddafi. It calls the rebels armed criminals and al Qaeda militants and says NATO’s intervention is an act of colonial aggression by Western powers intent on stealing the coun-

try’s oil. After two months of conflict linked to this year’s uprisings in other Arab countries, rebels hold Benghazi and other towns in the east while the government controls the capital and almost all of the west of the North African state. REFUGEES The war has killed thousands and caused misery for tens of thousands of migrants forced to flee overland or by boat. Hundreds have drowned on unseaworthy vessels trying to cross the Mediterranean. Aid agencies say witnesses reported a vessel carrying between 500 and 600 people foundered late last week near Tripoli and many bodies were seen in the water. “The tragic truth is we will probably never know how many people drowned in this latest tragedy,” said JeanPhilippe Chauzy, from the International Organization for Migration. Even before that, around 800 people had gone missing since March 25 after trying to escape Libya, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. Most were from sub-Saharan Africa.

SomaliBygov’t prevents legislators from traveling MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED NAIROBI, Kenya Somali security forces prevented more than 40 parliamentarians, including U.S. citizens, from leaving the country in the latest altercation between the country’s president and parliament, officials said yesterday. The U.S. expressed concerns over the move and said several parliamentarians were threatened with weapons and that at least three were physically assaulted. The U.S. said the Mogadishu government, known as the

Transitional Federal Government, is stifling peaceful political discussions and silencing critics. “This action follows other efforts by the TFG in recent weeks to stifle peaceful political discussion and to silence its critics,” the U.S. statement said. “The United States reminds the TFG of the commitment it made to the United Nations Security Council to enhance reconciliation and complete the transitional tasks which include completing the constitutional process that will end the transitional period and bring sovereignty and legitimacy back to Somalia.”

The travel ban appears to be a part of a clash between the government and parliament over the president’s term. New elections are supposed to be held by August, but the president wants to extend his term without a vote. Some of the detained parliamentarians were traveling to an election workshop in neighboring Kenya. Hareed Hassan Ali, a spokesman for the parliamentary committee preparing for new elections, accused President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed’s administration of scuttling efforts to hold a free and fair vote. “We don’t suspect but


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More than 80 killed in Southern Sudan violence By PHILIP MABIOR JUBA, Sudan More than 80 people were killed when rebels attacked cattle herders in Southern Sudan, officials said yesterday, while hundreds marched in the southern capital to protest the unresolved status of a volatile border hotspot. The governor of Warrap state said rebels loyal to a highranking commander who defected from the southern army in March attacked a village of cattle herders in the remote southern state on Sunday. Warrap state governor Nyandeng Malek said militia forces loyal to rebel leader Peter Gadet raided the village of Apuk with the aim of stealing cattle. “They didn’t manage to take away cattle,” she said. Like many parts of

vast, underdeveloped Southern Sudan, Warrap state is populated by well-armed but cattle impoverished herders, who kept their AK-47s from decades of civil war to protect themselves. The fighting, which continued on Monday, killed more than 80 rebels and villagers, southern army spokesman Col. Philip Aguer told The Associated Press yesterday. Gadet’s rebel group, one of at least seven movements who have declared their intent to overthrow the Jubabased southern government, also claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in oil-rich Unity state last month, where rebels burned huts and looted property. The southern army’s attempts to defeat the array of rebel forces operating across the nearly Texas-sized south have not been successful to date. The Sudan People’s Liberation Army’s counterinsurgency efforts against a rebel

commander in Jonglei state in February left hundreds dead, most of them civilians. This violence has cast a shadow over the optimism that followed the south’s January independence vote, when southerners voted overwhelmingly to form their own nation. Internal divisions within the south caused great bloodshed during Sudan’s north-south civil war, which ended in 2005. Khartoumbacked southern militias razed villages in oil-producing areas and killed villagers allied with the southern liberation movement, which became the south’s ruling party. Also yesterday, hundreds marched in Juba to protest a decision by the government to remove the contentious border region of Abyei from the south’s transitional constitution as Southern Sudan prepares for independence in July. Some waved banners reading “There is no more compromise. Abyei is for Southern

Sudan.” The protesters delivered a petition to the southern parliament, which is currently considering a draft constitution that with be in place until the new nation holds elections. “We don’t need to fight, we don’t need war, but we want our right,” said Peter Atem, a protester who said he wants Abyei to join the south. The north and south are still negotiating the status of Abyei. Diplomats and analysts fear the dispute over the oil-producing region could ignite a new conflict. On Sunday, leaders from the north and south agreed to withdraw all “unauthorized forces” from Abyei, where attacks in recent months have left more than 100 people dead and several villages destroyed. Abyei was promised its own self-determination vote in the 2005 north-south peace deal that ended decades of war. That referendum was set to occur at the same time as Southern

Nigeria: New gov’t reaches out to radical sect MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A newly elected state government in northeast Nigeria says they want to talk with radical sect members a day after a man claiming to speak for the group rejected an amnesty offer. The Borno state government spokesman says the new administration seeks to calm tensions with the radical sect locally known as Boko Haram. A man claiming to be a Boko Haram spokesman told the

BBC on Monday that the group was rejecting a government amnesty offer. G o v e r n m e n t spokesman Inuwa Bwala says they want the group to reconsider their stance and “give us the benefit of the doubt.” Boko Haram members have targeted police and clerics in a string of killings over the last year, and also have attacked churches and engineered a massive prison break.

Nigeria's opposition Congress for Progressive Change party on Sunday asked a court to nullify the election of President Goodluck Jonathan, pictured in April 2011, because of alleged irregularities in some areas. Photo/Pius Utomi Ekpei

Congo education minister survives attack on convoy KINSHASA, Congo - A government minister has survived an attack by armed gunmen in eastern Congo that killed two other people. Higher

Education

Minister Mashako Mamba had been visiting Congo’s volatile east, which is home to a myriad of armed groups. Authorities say they suspect a Rwandan Hutu militia was behind Saturday’s

attack on the minister’s convoy in Rutshuru. Armed gunmen blocked the road he was traveling on, then suddenly appeared out of the bush and opened fire. A police officer and a driver were killed. The giant Central

African nation was mired in civil war from 1996-2002, and the east remains awash in weapons and rebel groups who terrorize civilians. Activists say thousands of women have been raped here.

Sudan’s independence vote, but it did not happen due to a dispute between north and south over who should be eligible to vote. A land of blond grasslands during the dry season and lush green expanses during the rainy season, Abyei is home to Ngok Dinka subsistence farmers who are loyal to the south. The region is also used by the Misseriya people, Arab cattleherders who graze seasonally through Abyei, moving south to water their cattle at the River

Kiir, which they call the Bahr el-Arab. Even the name of this treasured water source is contested by these two populations who warily coexist on this land. Several prominent southern government leaders hail from Abyei, and many southerners feel that the territory should belong to the south when it becomes independent on July 9. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir threatened last month he would not recognize the new southern nation if it includes Abyei.

South African lesbians targeted in rapes, slayings By DONNA BRYSON EKURHULENI, South Africa - They found Noxolo Nogwaza’s body in a drainage ditch choked with trash and high reeds. The lesbian activist A memorial wall of had been repeated- photos shows wellly stabbed with bro- known gay men and ken glass, and lesbians who have beaten so severely lived and died in Kwa with chunks of Thema. concrete that her in a country with high teeth had been rates of violent crime. Authorities are also knocked out. The neighborhood where the 24-year-old mother of two was slain once was known as a haven for black gays and lesbians, but activists say her death here late last month highlights an alarming rise in homophobic violence in some of the country’s most impoverished areas. “If the police and other state officials do not act swiftly, it will only be a matter of time before they have to account for their failure to the family and friends of the next lesbian who is beaten and killed in Kwa-Thema,” Human Rights Watch researcher Dipika Nath said in a statement. No arrests have been made in Nogwaza’s death, one of dozens that happen each day

investigating whether she had been raped. In the days leading up to her funeral, friends, family and colleagues held several marches in her honor, traveling from the ditch where her body was found through the streets of the KwaThema neighborhood in this community just east of Johannesburg. Some union leaders and politicians also have offered support, with one union noting Nogwaza’s children in particular. “We hope that they will one day manage to see beyond the horror of what has happened, and recognize and be proud of the wonderfully warm and courageous person their mother was,” it said in a statement.


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CARIBBEAN BRIEFS Jamaica welcomes ‘faith based’ tourists By GLENIS ROSE ONE FAMILY.

Whether West Indian, African or African American. One God, One Aim, One Destiny.

REDjet to be cleared for takeoff from Trinidad by mid-May PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Minister of Works and Transport Jack Warner has assured the lowfare airline REDjet that it will be cleared for take-off from Piarco International Airport in Trinidad by the middle of this month, around May 13. Warner, together with officials of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority, met with REDjet’s CEO, Ian Burns and Business Development Officer, Robbie Burns, last week in Port of Spain to discuss the carrier’s entry into Trinidad and Tobago. Warner told reporters, “There will be people who booked tickets who will be disappointed and perhaps rightfully, but the fact is that we have certain processes to follow and therefore based on that they won’t be able to start on Sunday as was planned.” Warner said the Air Transport Licensing Authority is the committee responsible for issuing the commercial licence to REDjet and the Authority’s board will be appointed on Monday. He said the Board’s first task will be the granting of approval to REDjet after which the matter will be taken to Cabinet for approval. Warner said he hoped the process will be completed before May 15. After the airline’s launch last month, Warner said he was in the dark as to how REDjet got permission to operate locally.

REDjet was subsequently told to cease its advertising campaign until it had obtained the necessary approvals.

Antigua hosts commissioners of police conference ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda is hosting the 26th annual general meeting and conference of the Association of C a r i b b e a n Commissioners of Police (ACCP), from 9 to 12 May. The theme of this year’s meeting is “ H a r n e s s i n g Technology for the Advancement of Law Enforcement.” Minister of National Security, Sen. Errol Cort said that this meeting of over 20 police commissioners together with officials from several related regional and international organizations in law enforcement comes at critical time for the region given the heightened state of alertness and the prevalence of certain violent crimes being committed in the territories. Neal Parker, deputy commissioner of police in charge of this year’s activity says he hopes that the conference will be a productive, result oriented one. Matters to be discussed include an overview of how technology has served CARICOM security since 2007 and smarter policing and exploiting technology for greater insights to crime and enabling predictive policing. During the conference, presentations will be made by representatives from the US Marshall Services, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the FBI and the DEA among others.

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has announced that approximately 5,000 Christian cruise ship passengers and crew members will visit Montego Bay, aboard the “Carnival Destiny”, on June 1 to participate in Jamaica Praise Fest 2011, to be staged at the Dump Up Beach, June 1-4. The cruise passengers, from the United States, will play a leading role in the mission, dubbed “Cruise with a Cause” set to kick-start Jamaica’s involvement in faith-based tourism. They will be engaged in Christian ministries in western Jamaica’s schools, as well as prisons and other institutions across the island, and will distribute literature and school supplies to over 130,000 students in 230 schools. A joint effort between the internationally known Praise Fest Ministries and Dove Ministries, the mission is aimed at reaching souls through ministries conducted by world renowned Christians. Events and activities over the four days will culminate with a grand concert featuring acclaimed Christian artistes and evangelists, including Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker and Byron Cage, among others. Addressing a press conference last Thursday, Bartlett said that the event reflects Jamaica’s “aggressive” moves to tap into the lucrative faith-based tourism market. Between May 17 and June 2, Jamaica will welcome some 4,000 faith-based tourists. May 17-25, 1,100 visitors will be coming in from the World Council of Churches, for their International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Kingston, the first time that the convocation will be held in the Caribbean. “We are seeing a real boom,

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett (centre), addressing the official launch of Praise Fest 2011, at the Tourism Centre, Montego Bay. Also pictured are Deputy Director of Tourism (Cruise Attractions and Events), Jason Hall (left), and president of Praise Fest Ministries, Dr. Matthew Dunaway (right). and we are expecting that Gospel. “In order for that principle of Jamaica will earn pretty close to a billion dollars over that period, unity to come to fruition, it’s from the first real intervention important that we realize that of faith-based tourism activi- it’s a partnership between us and Jamaica. It’s us coming to ties,” Bartlett said. “I have great hope for this work with Jamaica, and that’s segment to grow and expand what drives those results,” he and, in growing and expanding, said. “We believe that when chilit will also enable the smaller and medium sized entities with- dren and people realize and in the tourism accommodation begin a relationship with Jesus sub-sector to find their place,” he Christ, that gives them purpose, and we want your children here added. He indicated that the Ministry to understand that they are chilof Tourism was fully behind the dren of value, and that God has planners and organizers of a plan for each and everyone of Praise Fest, and that his them, and to realize that they Ministry will commit some can make something of them$100,000 to support the mis- selves,” Dunaway stated. Bartlett congratulated the sion. President of Praise Fest key players of Cruise with a Ministries, Dr Matthew Cause, and expressed the hope Dunaway, said that the objective that their mission would be sucof the mission is to bring togeth- cessful. He also extended condoer people of different races, eth- lences to persons in the southnicity, age and denomination to eastern US who were victims of minister to people’s needs of the the recent tornados there.

Collective approach needed to tackle dumping in region, says Jamaica minister By ATHALIAH REYNOLDS KINGSTON — Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda, has argued that more needs to be done collectively among member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to formulate a co-ordinated approach to tackle the trade issues of dumping and subsidised imports within the region. “We must harmonise our approach, harmonise legislation, so we can ensure that

whatever we do in one member state applies to all member states,” he emphasised. The minister was speaking on Monday at a meeting and training session on policy, legislative and administrative arrangements, relating to dumped and subsidised goods and imports for CARICOM states. Samuda told the trade experts that it is critical that CARICOM member states, although independent, work collectively to formulate specific legislation to protect their individual countries and industries from the potentially damaging effects of dumping and subsidisation. “We must begin to learn to draw on the strengths of each other and strengthen those

areas in our region where we find that there are weaknesses. Only through a process of harmonisation can we really hope to overcome the challenges that this region, as a whole, faces,” he noted. Samuda further said that the government has tried very hard and has been very diligent in its approach to “this very vexed problem of dumping.” He pointed out that incidents of dumping occur every day throughout the world, and the real issue “lies in whether or not products entering these (CARICOM) territories come in at a price that, in terms of trade, pose a real threat to the domestic industry.”


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Iran nuclear plant operates at low level in key step By STEVE GUTTERMAN MOSCOW - Iran’s nuclear Bushehr power station has begun operating at a low level in a crucial step toward bringing it online, the Russian company that built the plant said yesterday. The generating unit at Iran’s first atomic plant was power brought up to the “minimum controllable level of power” on Sunday,

Atomstroyexport, the state company that builds nuclear plants abroad, said in a statement. “This means that a nuclear reaction has begun,” Vladislav Bochkov, spokesman for Atomstroyexport’s parent company Rosatom, told Reuters. “This is one of the final stages in the physical launch of the reactor.” Begun in the 1970s by a German consortium, construction on the plant was abandoned after Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution and has faced repeated

delays since the mid1990s, when Moscow reached a $1 billion deal with Tehran to complete it. The United States and other Western nations for years urged Russia to abandon the project, fearing it would help Iran develop nuclear weapons. But an agreement obliging Tehran to repatriate spent nuclear fuel to Russia eased those concerns. Still, Iranian politicians have blamed Russia for delays in the past. Analysts say Russia, which has ties with Tehran but is one

of the global powers seeking to ensure it does not develop nuclear weapons, has used the project as a lever in diplomacy. Monday, a member of an Iranian parliamentary commission monitoring Bushehr said “final tests” were being conducted, and Iran’s Fars news agency said the plant would start providing power to the national grid within two months. Bochkov said the operational reactor’s and safety systems were being tested at the low power level. This will be

increased gradually and brought to full capacity, “and after that it will be integrated into Iran’s power grid,” he said. Bochkov gave no time frame for that. Iran began loading fuel into Bushehr last August in front of foreign and domestic media, touting it as a symbol of resistance to international sanctions imposed by countries that suspect the Islamic state is seeking nuclear weapons, something it denies. The plant had been expected to go online early this year, but ran

into more delays including what officials said was a technical problem that required removal of the fuel assemblies. The Bushehr plant’s single reactor is to produce 1,000 megawatts, about 2.5 percent of Iran’s electricity usage. The oil-producing country says it plans a network of nuclear power stations. It says it wants nuclear energy solely for peaceful purposes and has defiantly rejected international calls for a halt to uranium enrichment at its Natanz nuclear complex.

Bahrain expels Reuters cor r espondent LONDON Bahrain said yesterday that it was expelling the Reuters correspondent in the Gulf kingdom. Frederik Richter, who has been based in the capital Manama since 2008, was told to leave within a week after officials complained Reuters had lacked balance in its reporting during the recent crackdown on

pro-democracy protesters. “Reuters regrets Bahrain’s decision to expel its correspondent,” Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler said. “We stand by Frederik Richter’s reporting and we will continue to provide comprehensive and unbiased coverage from the country.” An official at the Information Affairs Authority, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nezar alKhalifa, said Bahrain

was not closing down the Reuters operations in Manama and would accredit another correspondent nominated by the agency. “We have no problem with Reuters. We’re not closing the office and (Reuters) can send in a replacement,” he said. Popular protests across the Arab world this spring have put authoritarian rulers under pressure, leading many to impose curbs on the media. Before

Bahrain, Syria, Libya and Saudi Arabia had expelled Reuters correspondents in recent weeks. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called the intensity of recent repression and attacks on the media in the Middle East and North Africa unprecedented. In Bahrain, several journalists have been detained since protests began in February

WikiLeaks’ Assange gets Australian peace prize By AVRIL ORMSBY LONDON WikiLeaks’ Australian founder Julian Assange, who enraged Washington by publishing thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables, was given a peace award yesterday for “exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights.” Assange was awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation’s gold medal in London, only the fourth to be handed out in its 14-year history. The not-for-profit organization associated with the University of Sydney, is supported by the City of Sydney. Currently fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, the

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a news conference at the Frontline Club in London. computer expert was Rees said. praised for “challeng“We think that you ing centuries old prac- and WikiLeaks have tices of government brought about what we secrecy and by champi- think is a watershed in oning people’s right to journalism and in freeknow.” dom of information and “We think the strug- potentially in politics.” gle for peace with jusHe also criticized the tice inevitably involves Australian governconflict, inevitably ment, saying it must involves controversy,” stop shoring up the foundation’s direc- Washington’s efforts to tor Professor Stuart “behave like a totalitari-

an state,” and said it was “appalled by the violent behavior by major politicians in the United States.” WikiLeaks caused a media and diplomatic uproar late last year when it began to publish its cache of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables, revealing secrets such as that Saudi leaders had urged U.S. military action against Iran. Some American politicians said WikiLeaks should be defined as an international terrorist organization. Assange himself claimed publication of the cables helped shape uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East and said WikiLeaks was on the side of justice.

which have pitched Shi’ite Muslims, who form a majority of the island’s population, against the Sunni monarchy, which accused Shi’ite Iran of fomenting unrest. P a r i s - b a s e d Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said yesterday: “The problems for those who defend media freedom continue to be extremely worrying in Bahrain.” Security forces, backed by troops from

neighboring, Sunniruled Saudi Arabia, have stifled demonstrations. Hundreds of people have been arrested and dozens put on trial. Four Shi’ite men have been sentenced to death. The king has said a state of emergency will be lifted on June 1. Reuters, part of New York-based Thomson Reuters, the leading information provider, employs some 3,000 journalists worldwide.

Son says bin Laden sea burial demeans family: report LONDON - A statement purporting to come from a son of Osama bin Laden denounced the al Qaeda leader’s killing as “criminal” and said his burial at sea had humiliated the family, an online monitoring service said. The statement, attributed to Omar bin Laden, bin Laden’s fourth eldest son, said the al Qaeda chief’s children reserved the right to take legal action in the United States and internationally to “determine the true fate of our vanished father,” the SITE Intelligence Group said. There was no independent confirmation of the authenticity of the letter, published on the website of Islamist ideologue Abu Walid al-Masri, although several specialists on militant propaganda said the text appeared genuine. Omar bin Laden, who has been based in the Gulf in recent years, did not immediately respond to emailed and telephoned requests for comment. The letter said, in part: “We hold the American President (Barack) Obama legally responsible to clarify the fate of our father, Osama bin Laden, for it is unacceptable, humanely and religiously, to dispose of a person with such importance and status among his people, by throwing his body into the sea in that way, which demeans and humiliates his family and his supporters and which challenges religious provisions and feelings of hundreds of millions of Muslims.”


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For the conclusions of these stories check out the May 5th - May 11th, 2011 issue of The New American, which hits newsstands every Thursday Toni Braxton’s life may be in danger. Toni was scheduled to perform a Mother’s Day concert in Trinidad but was asked to pull out by one of the concert promoters who had threats made against his life. According to freddyo.com, who is close with Toni’s sister Tamar, Toni not only fears for her life, but she doesn’t want to be mixed up in the cross fire between the promoters. Toni is so worried that she has pulled out of the show and forfeited her check. Chris Brown’s single “Look At Me Now” has logged its sixth week atop the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart. Featuring veteran rapper Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now” is lifted from Brown’s latest offering, F.A.M.E., currently in stores. “Look At Me Now” is looking to follow in the footsteps of Brown’s 2010 hit “Deuces,” which spent over thirteen weeks at No. 1. In New York City, Keyshia Cole attended the 14th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women. We guess Keyshia didn’t participate in the actual run” becasue she had stilletto heels on...but the fans were happy to see her. Frank Ocean is not happy with the LAPD. The hot newcomer recently tweeted is dislike for the boys in blue after he was arrested and detained for an unknown incident. “Just got out of jail,” Ocean tweets to his Twitter followers. “Would like to go on record saying..f**k the police. F**k LAPD to be specific. F**k a cop, non-stop. frank will never speak to a cop again in his natural life. i have no respect for police.” Frank continues, “I swear if i

weren’t sane in mind I’d throw a f**kin Molotov in a cop car right now,” adding “Cuh had napoleon complex. and seemed really sad that he was on that lame a** bike patrol.” No word from authorities regarding the incident. Monica has officially been announced as an advisor on NBC’s new talent hit show “The Voice.” Monica will pair up with the show’s coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton to help contestants hit the high notes. The coaches will eventually put two of the artists on each teams against each other in a series of dueling duets. Enrique Iglesias and Shakira were the toast of the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards as they each landed a haul of trophies. Iglesias scooped nine honors, including Latin Artist of the Year, while his Euphoria disc was named Latin Album of the Year and Latin Pop Album of the Year. Colombian superstar Shakira picked up six prizes included Latin Pop Airplay Solo Artist of the Year and Hot Latin Songs Female Artist. Her track Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) was voted the Latin Digital Download of the Year. Other big winners were newcomer Prince Royce, who took home four awards, Aventura, Daddy Yankee and Juan Luis Guerra, who all received three honors apiece. It was ladies’ night at FFAWN’s 2nd Annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert in New York City. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul presided over the evening’s festivities at Hammerstein Ballroom. Her fellow divas including Jennifer Hudson, Christina

Aguilera, LeToya Luckett, and Jill Scott were on hand to perform and help award scholarships to tomorrow’s young female leaders. MJB started the organization to ensure that educational opportunities are made available to women so that they can get the training needed to be successful. Waka Flocka Flame can rest a little easier today -- because a grand jury just CLEARED the rapper of all drug related charges stemming from a police raid on his Georgia home last year. A grand jury in Henry County, GA ruled ... there was not enough evidence against Waka to warrant a trial for the drug charges filed against him -- possession of a controlled substance and possession of weed measuring less than an ounce. Three other charges stemming from the raid were dropped before the case went in front of the grand jury. In the spirit of First Lady Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, music maven, Beyonce crashed PS/MS 161 in Harlem to surprise students. The middle schoolers were shocked beyond words as the superstar led a workout routine with them. Beyonce has been doing her part to help Michelle Obama's fight against childhood obesity by remixing her hit 'Get Me Bodied' to be a workout song now titled 'Move Your Body' for the keep-fit initiative. While there, Beyonce was spotted working out and dancing with the students - all in stilettos by the way. Afterwards, the fans were allowed to take pictures with Bey. It is amazing to see so many celebrities have taken an interest in what the First Lady is doing.

Idris Elba, the BBC “Luther” star or Luther – that seems to be a comexplains how his role in the Marvel mon denominator in the characters I comic movie sparked anger from a play.” white supremacist groups. We’re glad Idris is playing the Idris recently spoke about how role of the Norse god Heimdall, it much he respected director Kenneth gives diversity and another perspecBranagh for being “color blind” in tive to the film. his approach to the blockbuster. So far, the signs are looking pretElba explains: ty good for Thor, Marvel’s trickiest “When Kenneth asked me to be Avenger to slot into our universe. So part of it, I did find myself question- as you’d expect, director Kenneth ing race. Branagh was in a good mood when “But Kenneth hadn’t even given we spoke to him. He did address the that a thought. He just needed an biggest controversy that has actor who has presence and com- attached itself to his film so far: the mand, and felt that I fit the bill. casting of Idris Elba as Norse god “It was so refreshing – and a tes- Heimdall. tament to him as an actor and direc“Idris Elba is a fantastic actor - we tor that his casting was genuinely were lucky to get him. He provides color blind. I feel very proud of being all the characteristics we need from part of that movie.” Asgard’s gatekeeper, the man who Elba also added how Thor fits into says, “Thou shalt not pass”. When his catalog of work: Idris says that, you know you’re “It’s different from anything else gonna have a problem. He’s smart, I’ve done; but at the same time, it’s intelligent, handsome and an been pointed out to me that here I absolute joy to work with. If you am playing a central, solid figure have a chance to have a great actor again – the one that people should in the part, everything else is irreletrust. vant. “Take [The Wire’s Stringer Bell] “If you’re going to say the color of - Full Story In This Week’s New American Newspaper -

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Lifestyle, diet have little effect on Alzhiemer’s By JULIE STEENHUYSEN CHICAGO — There is no strong evidence that any dietary or lifestyle changes can reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a U.S. government panel said. Experts called together by the National Institutes of Health examined scores of studies about whether diet, exercise, nutritional supplements and chronic diseases like diabetes or hypertension affect a person’s risk of getting the fatal, brain-wasting disease. They found some signs that diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s.

And they found that eating a Mediterranean-type diet — high in healthy fats, fruits and vegetables — and taking folic acid, cutting back on alcohol and keeping the brain and body fit appear to lower the risk. But in every case, the evidence was not strong enough to say for sure, the panel found. numerous “Although studies have investigated risk factors and potential therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, significant gaps in scientific knowledge exist,” Dr. Martha Daviglus of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, and colleagues wrote in the Archives of Neurology. “Currently, firm conclusions simply cannot be

drawn about the association of any modifiable risk factor with Alzheimer’s disease, and there is insufficient evidence to support the use of any lifestyle interventions or dietary supplements to prevent Alzheimer’s,” the panel wrote. Old age remains the most reliable known risk factor for the disease, which afflicts 26 million people worldwide. People with a specific variant of the apolipoprotein E or APOE gene are also at greater risk. The U.S. panel called for large-scale, long-term, population-based studies and clinical trials to evaluate what, if anything, can be done to slow or stop its progression. In the meantime, the experts said older people and

those with Alzheimer’s in their family should keep active and do all they can to maintain good health. “Until more conclusive results are available, individuals should continue to aim for a physically and mentally active and healthy lifestyle and prevention of the wellknown major risk factors for chronic diseases,” they wrote. The Alzheimer’s Association said significant increases in federal funding for disease research were needed to conduct the studies called for in the NIH panel’s report. “It is clear that there is a relationship between heart health and brain health, and this relationship needs further research so that we can make definitive recommen-

One in seven strokes happens during sleep By ALISON MCCOOK Nearly 15 percent of people who have a stroke are not eligible for clot-busting treatment because the stroke happened while they slept, a new study reports. Clot-busting drugs can prevent permanent disability after a stroke - but the treatment must be given within a four-and-a-half-hour window after the stroke symptoms begin. Since people who have a stroke while asleep can’t know when it occurred, they can’t get the treatment if they slept for more than four and a half hours, explained study author Dr. Jason Mackey at the University of Cincinnati. “They can’t get the drug,” he said. “That’s a big issue.” When Mackey and his colleagues compared these socalled “wake-up” strokes to strokes that occur during the day, they saw no major differences between the two types, indicating that the same advice for preventing and treating daytime strokes applies to those that take place while asleep, he told Reuters Health. Strokes that occur while people are asleep or awake are “largely indistinguishable,” he noted, so people concerned about either type should focus on staying generally healthy, controlling their blood pressure, eating well, exercising, and checking their cholesterol. Stroke can be treated if

people act quickly, Mackey added, so anyone who wakes up with typical signs - such as trouble speaking or walking, or weakness on one side in the arm, face or leg should work fast. “If you suspect anyone is having a stroke, the important thing is to call 911 immediately.” Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. To investigate how many strokes occur during sleep, and whether they differ from strokes that begin while people are awake, Mackey and his team reviewed medical records from people who came to emergency rooms in Ohio and Kentucky in 2005.

They identified 1,854 people who had experienced the most common kind of stroke, in which blood flow to the brain becomes blocked. Of those stroke patients, 273 (almost 15 percent) said they woke up with symptoms. If 15 percent of strokes happen during sleep, an estimated 58,000 Americans each year come to an emergency room because they woke up with stroke symptoms, the authors report in the journal Neurology. Comparing strokes that occurred while people were asleep and awake, the researchers saw no major differences. In general, people who had wake-up strokes were slightly older and their

strokes were somewhat more severe, but otherwise they resembled any stroke patient, said Mackey. “These wake-up strokes look a lot like the other strokes we see.” None of the patients who woke up with symptoms received the clot-busting drug known as tPA (short for “tissue plasminogen activator”). But what if some of them had their strokes right before they woke up, instead of many hours earlier? That could have made them eligible for treatment. Indeed, one-third of the people who experienced wake-up strokes could have received the drugs if time had not been an issue. They

dations,” the group said in a statement. “Nonetheless, even now with the preliminary evidence that we have, this connection is another good reason to live a healthy lifestyle that is beneficial for your heart health such as controlling your cardiovascular risk factors — your blood pressure, blood sugar, and body weight.” Policy-makers and drug companies are working furiously to find ways to prevent Alzheimer’s as the Baby Boom generation heads into old age. Of the 5.4 million Americans with the disease, an estimated 4 percent are under 65, 6 percent are 65 to 74, 45 percent are 75 to 84, and 45 percent are 85 or older. didn’t have any other features that would disqualify them from receiving tPA, such as high blood pressure or a recent surgery. “A substantial proportion of these patients do not have any reason why they could not get the drug,” said Mackey. The reason doctors hesitate to administer tPA after that crucial time window, he explained, is that it comes with a risk of bleeding in the brain, and research has not shown any benefits if it’s administered long after symptoms began. The next step, said Mackey, is to investigate how to estimate when wake-up strokes actually occurred, so clinicians can determine which people who wake up with symptoms can receive tPA, “so we can give them a chance.”

Breast-feeding may help quell behavior problems Breast-fed children are less likely to have behavioral problems at age 5 than are those who were given formula, a new study reports. The finding comes from an analysis of data on 10,037 mother-child pairs taking part in a study of white infants born in the United Kingdom in 2000 to 2001, including 9,525 carried full-term and 512 children who were born prematurely. Of the full-term children, 29 percent were breast-fed for at least four months, as were 21 percent of the pre-term children. The parents completed a questionnaire designed to

identify various types of behavioral problems, including conduct (stealing and lying), emotional (clinginess, anxiety) and hyperactivity. About 6 percent of the children who were breastfed and 16 percent of the formula-fed children had abnormal scores on the questionnaire, an indication of potential behavioral problems, according to the study. The researchers suggested that the content of breast milk could be a reason for the differences. Breast milk contains large amounts of certain fatty acids, growth factors and hormones

important in the development and function of an infant’s brain and central nervous system, they explained. Also, they noted, the interaction between mother and child that breast-feeding promotes could influence the child’s behavior. “Our findings suggest that longer duration of breast-feeding (at all or exclusively) is associated with having fewer parentrated behavioral problems in term children,” Maria Quigley, of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford, and colleagues concluded.


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ACLU Welcomes Decision to Investigate Newark Police Department NEWARK - The Civil American Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) welcomed the announcement today that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the Newark Police Department’s reported patterns of abuse and misconduct. The Department of Justice’s decision to intervene was done so at the request of the ACLUNJ, which documented the incidents of abuse in a petition filed in September 2010. “We hope this investigation marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Newark Police Department,” said ACLU-NJ Executive Director Deborah Jacobs. “The recurrent problems in the Newark Police did not arise from one individual, or even a group of individuals, but from an inherited institutional culture of misconduct. We hope the Justice Department’s

intervention promises a fresh start, with individual officers getting the training they need to renew the faith in police that Newark’s citizens need.” The ACLU-NJ’s petition cited 418 serious, routine civil rights violations reported by citizens in a two-and-a-half year period, including false arrests, inconsistent discipline of officers, discrimination and, most egregiously, acts of violence against citizens, some of which resulted in injury and death. In the face of these civil rights violations, the department’s deficient Internal Affairs Unit provided citizens with little recourse. Out of the 261 internal affairs complaints filed reporting serious police misconduct between 2008 and 2009, only one - alleging an improper search - was sustained. The ACLUNJ documented police officer’s retaliation and threats to citizens mak-

ing an internal affairs complaint, as well as discouragement from making complaints altogether. After looking into the petition’s claims, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division determined the situation in the Newark Police Department called for its involvement, based on a 1994 law allowing the Justice Department to intervene if a police department demonstrates a “pattern or practice” of violating the law or citizens’ constitutional rights. The ACLU-NJ hopes the federal government will provide the initial oversight and guidance for the Newark Police Department to establish real reform, including an overhaul of internal affairs, more training for police officers, and new systems to identify and discipline problematic officers. “The federal government has brought progress before to

police departments struggling to break free of ingrained institutional acceptance of civil rights abuses,” said ACLU-NJ Policy Counsel Alexander Shalom. “We hope the Newark Police Department becomes

another success story, built on a foundation of its renewed commitment to justice and equality.” The ACLU-NJ has offered itself as a resource to the Department of Justice in the next stages of the

investigative process, redoubling its own commitment to increasing accountability for the Newark Police and rebuilding the public’s trust in law enforcement.

Trenton charter high school is under State Police investigation over financial problems TRENTON - Capital Preparatory Charter High School has surrendered its charter and is under investigation for financial mismanagement and a range of violations by the New Jersey State Police, a state Department of Education spokesman said yesterday. The Grand Street school had been placed on two consecutive 90day probationary periods before it gave up its charter May 2. It will close at the end of the school year. Because Capital Prep chose to surrender its charter rather than have it revoked, it cannot appeal, DOE spokesman Alan Guenther said. In addition to the financial problems, visits to the 329-student

school by DOE staff “revealed a weak educational program, lacking in rigor and not meeting the goals set forth in the school’s charter,” Guenther said. The school is separate from Trenton Community Charter School, which was placed on probation in March and ordered to submit a plan for corrective action. The school repeatedly failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress, a measurement of academic performance under federal testing standards. The decision to push for Capital Prep’s closure demonstrates the state’s commitment to high quality in charter schools, Guenther said. “While the Christie administration strongly supports charter

schools, we will continue to demand that every charter both provide a rigorous educational program to its students and faithfully adhere to state laws and regulations on finance, management, and governance,” he said. “We will close charter schools that fail to live up to our highest expectations.” Interim chief school administrator David Bilenker declined on the comment on the events that led to the finding of financial mismanagement. E-MAIL CIRCULATED An e-mail circulated by a group of Capital Prep teachers claimed the school has repaid some of its debt and achieved academic successes, and said the staff was “extremely disappointed” by the

closing. “Unfortunately, the DOE has disregarded the improvements made and stands firm in its decision,” the e-mail said. The DOE’s Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance (OFAC) had found problems including a $300,000 deficit, improper expenditure of funds, severe cash-flow problems, and violation of state travel policies, Guenther said. The agency also found Capital Prep lacked a certified school business administrator and committed “gross mismanagement of public funds,” including bid violations, payments without adequate documentation, overpayment to consultants and employees being paid as vendors,

Guenther said. The investigation was spurred by an audit revealing the deficit, said Carly Bolger, director of the DOE’s Office of Charter Schools. Charter schools must have a balanced budget. TRAVEL POLICY VIOLATIONS Bolger said the school violated travel policies last year and this year by spending $46,000 to stay at The Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City for several meetings and retreats without obtaining a waiver from the DOE. Additionally, some employees who were given $1,500 annual travel stipends to attend conferences spent more than they were allotted, she said. Capital Prep’s former chief administrator,

Shenette Gray, said yesterday that she became aware of financial management issues last August and notified the board of trustees. She said the school business administrator at the time, who was not certified, was removed and a month later the school was put under probation. Gray said she left the school in January, not because of the financial or other problems but because she and the board “just didn’t see eye to eye” on how to move forward. “When I left, it was looking good. I’m not really sure what’s happened since then,” said Gray, calling it a shame that the school is closing. “The kids are wonderful, the staff is great. It’s an unfortunate circumstance.”


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Paula Abdul calls ‘X Factor’ a ‘different ball of wax’ By TAMI KATZOFF The fantastic four have suited up and are ready to battle ... each other? With the last-minute signing of Paula Abdul as the fourth and final judge on Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor,” the panel is now complete. On Sunday, all four panelists — Cowell, Abdul, L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole — arrived at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles for the Fox show’s first taped audition. The vibe among the judges was a mix of anticipation and nostalgia. For those who’ve worked together before, there was an eagerness to get back into the old rapport. British pop star Cole, who previously served as a judge

on the U.K. version of “X Factor,” spoke about Cowell as if he was a beloved, yet somewhat bothersome, big brother. “I have the utmost respect for him and I love him to bits,” Cole told MTV. “We have a great friendship, but he’s very, very annoying.” Having just found out about the addition of Abdul, Cole said she was excited and eager to begin working with the former “Idol” judge. “I’m really looking forward to meeting her actually.” As for Abdul, the newly signed panelist admitted she’s still getting familiar with the “X Factor” format. “We are placed in a way that we compete with each other, which is interesting,” she said. “But it’s a whole different ball of wax. I’m excited to be getting into that mentor-

ing aspect. That’s really my passion, that’s what I’ve done for over 20 years.” Legendary record executive Reid is the one “X Factor” judge who’s new to televised talent searches. “I haven’t been a part of auditions like this, and people that audition for me, they generally do original materi-

al,” Reid explained. “So to hear people do cover songs, it’s a bit unusual for me.” But watching Cole and Cowell on the U.K. show boosted his admiration for the format, Reid said. “I just think they’re really great at what they do. “I mean, it surprised me 10 years ago when Simon became the biggest star in the world on ‘American Idol’ ... and that the platform for television talent became so huge — that surprised me and made me a little bit jealous,” he admitted. “Because they were finding talent that I couldn’t find because those people didn’t walk into my office, but they came to the audition, so that was exciting ... that impressed me.” Cowell, likewise expressed admiration for Reid, and opened up about fighting to

get the judging panel he believes “The X Factor” deserves. “When you make a show like this, you have a lot of people who have a lot of opinions and, at the last second, because of other situations, people get a bit jittery, maybe a bit panicky, and I stuck to my guns,” Cowell said. “I wanted this panel.” And he really wanted Paula. “There was a lot of backwards and forwards going on and talk of maybe we’ll just do it with three judges, and I said, ‘We’re not. Unless she is confirmed, we’re not filming.’ “ So with his dream team finally in place, how did Cowell expect the panelists to interact during their first day together on the job? “Fake. Pretending they all like each other. What else do you expect?”

Angie Stone preps new album, co-stars in new play with NeNe Leakes Soul songstress Angie Stone is gearing up for the release of her sixth studio album later this year. The set will be the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Unexpected’ and will be lead by the first single “Rich Girl.” “[The album] should be out this fall. ‘Rich Girl’ is the first single,” Stone tells Sister 2 Sister. “Rich Girl” will be released this summer and the video will be directed by Stone’s friend and actor Idris Elba. She adds, “That’s my buddy. We’re very, very, very close. We’re very musically

connected, and we’re friends as well.” Prior to the release of the new effort, Stone will continue to focus on her first passion; acting. “Acting was my first love. This was the direction I was going when I got discovered as a singer. Everything comes full circle back around. It’s coming back in this arena for me now,” said Stone, who co-stars in the new play “Loving Him is Killing Me.” This is Stone’s third stage role as she will

play Mutha, a nightclub singer with attitude. The character is a woman with lots of soul and lots of humor. “Loving Him is Killing Me” is currently running in the Washington, D.C., area and co-stars Kenny Lattimore, Tyson Beckford, Christopher Williams and NeNe Leakes. Despite all the hoopla surrounding NeNe Leakes in the reality shows Celebrity Apprentice and The Real Housewives of Atlanta Stone

says she gets a long fine with her. “Sometimes we get thrown under the bus. A lot of things happen for a lot of reasons. Some we can control and some we can’t. I can’t say what her relationship is with other people. I don’t have a problem with NeNe. She’s a go getter. She’s a winner. She’s always gonna shine ‘cause she knows the game. When you know the game too well, it gets thrown back at you at the wrong angle,” said Angie.

Fox’s ‘Cleveland Show’ Nina Simone film starring Mary J. Blige finalized renewed for fourth season Fox announced that its animated series “The Cleveland Show” will return for a fourth season, and its top rated “Family Guy” for a 10th, according to the H o l l y w o o d Reporter. “The Cleveland Show’s” season finale airs this Sunday, while an hourlong ender of “ F a m i l y Guy,” with the gang returning to a galaxy far, far away, takes place May 22. “For nine seasons, our

viewers have been cracked up, delighted, surprised and, at times, gloriously disturbed by the mind of Seth MacFarlane – and they keep coming back for more,” said Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment at Fox. “The Griffins and the Browns have become cornerstones of our Sunday nights, and we can’t wait to find out what new adventures Seth, Mike and Rich cook up for them next season.”

The Nina Simone biopic is finally underway after a long delay. The film will star singer Mary J. Blige who will play the role of the jazz legend in the midst of her relationship with assistant Clifton Henderson. Written by Cynthia Mort, the movie has actually been put off for years and just last year, it was sold, financed, and will begin shooting in the fall. “I’m definitely still doing it and I’m in acting classes for it now. We start shooting at the end of the month!” the singer told BET.com. Blige is also busy with the film “Rock of Ages” starring alongside Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin. “I’m playing Justice Charlier, a gentleman’s club owner. I’m having so much

Mary J. Blige (L) and Nina Simone fun preparing for it, and I just really wants the best for know Tom. I love Tom. He everybody.”


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Whitney Houston back in drug rehab LOS ANGELES — Singer Whitney Houston is undergoing treatment again for drug and alcohol addiction, her spokeswoman said. The multiple Grammy Award-winning diva has enrolled in an out-patient program rather than a residential facility. “Whitney Houston is currently in an out-patient rehab program for drug and

alcohol treatment. Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her longstanding recovery process,” publicist Jill Fritzo said. Houston, 47, one of the top-selling female artists of all time with hits like “I Will Always Love You”, launched a comeback in late 2009 after battling drug addiction for years. But her performances on some legs of her 2010

Beyonce set to receive Billboard Millennium Award

To celebrate Beyonce’s influence in music over the last 10 years, Billboard will present the singer/actress/producer/philanthropist with the Millennium Award at this month’s Music Awards. Hosted by Ken Jeong, the award will be presented at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, May 22 (8:00–11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. This year’s musical performance includes Cee Lo, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, The Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Taio Cruz. Beyonce is one of today’s most recognized women in pop/urban culture. She was a founding member and front woman of Destiny’s Child, one of the most celebrated female groups in music history. Following the groups demise, Beyonce went on to have three chart-topping solo

albums. She has won numerous accolades and awards, including 16 Grammy Awards and ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year award. Her superstar duet with Shakira, “Beautiful Liar,” set the all-time record for the biggest chart jump in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, bulleting upward an unprecedented 91 slots (No. 94 to No. 3) in a single week. Additionally, Billboard Magazine named the “I AM…World Tour,” where she performed to 1.1 million fans on every continent, the No. 1 concert attraction of 2009. Billboard also named Beyoncé Woman of the Year in October 2009 and Top Female Artist of the Decade in December 2009. Beyoncé is currently finishing her fourth solo studio album, due for release later this year. The lead single, “Run the World (Girls),” debuted on radio worldwide on April 21, 2011.

concert tour proved troubling. In the opening leg of her British tour a year ago, she appeared short of breath. In Paris she was hospitalized with a respiratory infection and postponed several dates. And in Australia she was panned by fans and critics. In April 2010, she called media reports that she was using drugs again “ridicu-

lous”. Celebrity website TMZ.com said on Monday that Houston enrolled in the rehab program about 10 days ago, and is allowed to go out in public as long as she has a monitor. TMZ cited an unidentified source as saying Houston was cleansing her system to get ready for a new movie. Details were not available.

Randy Jackson: ‘The Voice’ is ‘gimmicky’ By SHIRLEY HALPERIN LOS ANGELES — If there was any doubt whether the new show “The Voice” on U.S. network NBC and “American Idol” would be at each other’s proverbial throats, “Voice” coach Adam Levine made sure of it on this week’s episode. That’s when the Maroon 5 frontman remarked, “The people that we’re not turning our chairs around for could win ‘American Idol,’” after he and fellow celebrities Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton opted not to press the buttons on their Trek-like chairs, clearly unimpressed with the talent

roll-out. It was the dis heard around the singing competition world. So far, the stars and executives of “Idol” have been fairly low-key about “The Voice’s” entry into the talent show sphere, where it racked up impressive ratings over a two-week span, to the tune of some 12.4 million viewers, but judge Randy Jackson has a thing to say about Levine’s comments. “It’s a great thing when talent can be simple, honest and revered as opposed to spinning around with gimmicky chairs,” Jackson told The Hollywood Reporter. “Maybe Simon Cowell should have people opening doors. Like, ‘Knock, knock; Who’s

singing? I can’t see you!’” Jackson jabbed, but it was (mostly) in good fun. “Look, none of these other shows could exist without somebody forging the path before them,” he said. “I’m happy to say that ‘Idol’ did that and paved the way.” Still, Jackson, like many others who have a vested interest in the success - both on air and off - of contestants that comes out of these shows (which include Cowell’s “The X-Factor,” premiering in September) is concerned about a glut. “My only fear is that with all these shows coming is that people don’t tire of the format,” he added. “I don’t know how much singing at you the public can take.”

Cee Lo talks ‘Thank You,’ new version of ‘Forget You’ for firefighters By MATT ELIAS It’s not too often that a Grammy-winning song gets completely overhauled for a national campaign, but Cee Lo Green has done just that with “Forget You” — and it’s all for a good cause. The R&B crooner teamed up with Duracell’s “Power of Those Who Protect Us” program to benefit the National Volunteer Fire Council, a nonprofit group representing the interests of volunteer fire, EMS and rescue services. The new tune, renamed “Thank You,” is available for free download via Duracell’s Facebook page. Not only is Cee Lo hoping to raise awareness for America’s volunteer firefighters, but it’s a cause that hits close to home. “It’s a very noble cause,

and I connect with it very, very personally because my mother was a fireman as well — one of the first Black female firemen in Atlanta, Georgia, so quite a historic accomplishment,” Green said. Of course The Lady Killer was tasked with cleaning up his decidedly dirty lyrics from the original song for

this tribute. The new chorus begins: “For a lifetime of service in the name of love, we wanna thank you/ I could say it a thousand times and it wouldn’t be enough, we wanna thank you for everything you do.” Green, who is currently a coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” said this campaign capitalizes on the current success of “Forget You.” “It’s definitely at the height of a popularity, you know, just kind of unparalleled, and so it’s a convenient means of kind of making use of it and using that same spotlight to acknowledge and expose what a great humanitarian cause this is,” he told MTV News. “For so many people, citizens to volunteer themselves — so this is voluntary action. It’s not by force, it’s not by draft. This is heart and soul, and we appreciate that.”


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Debt limit debate likely to stretch to July By RICHARD COWAN WASHINGTON — The United States is on track to exhaust its $14.3 trillion credit limit on May 16 but it could be July before President Barack Obama and Congress cut a deal increasing borrowing authority, congressional sources estimate. Global economies are intently watching the fight between Republicans and Democrats over the U.S. debt and related demands for spending cuts. Failure to raise the debt limit could lead to the first-ever default for the United States and higher interest rates that would be harmful to its fragile recovery. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is preparing special funding maneuvers to avoid default and delay the hard deadline to August 2. For now, Wall Street is betting on a deal, although analysts told Reuters that lawmakers may not reach an agreement until the 11th hour. What is becoming increasingly clear is that a May agreement is highly unlikely. July is shaping up as

the best window of opportunity for Congress to increase the debt limit to keep the government credit card valid through the November 2012 U.S. elections. “We’re no longer looking to settle it this work period,” a Senate Democratic aide told Reuters. The Senate’s current work period is scheduled to end May 27, when it breaks for weeklong Memorial Day holiday. That would mean work on a debt limit and deficit-reduction deal resumes in June with detailed negotiations likely on the size of spending cuts in the fiscal year starting

October 1 and whether any tax increases should be included. Gary Pollack, head of fixed-income trading at a Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management group in New York, said the Treasury Department could even employ additional steps, pushing back to later in August for when a default could occur without congressional action. But with Congress aiming to be on vacation all but the first week of August, lawmakers are unlikely to leave the debt limit fight hanging well into that month. For now, Congress and Obama have plenty

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would allow Internet users to opt out of having personal data collected has again been introduced on Capitol Hill, becoming at least the fourth bill to focus on consumers’ online privacy. Senator Jay Rockefeller introduced a bill on Monday that would require companies to refrain from collecting information about people who ask not to be tracked. Providers would be able to collect information needed to provide a service — like ship a package — but would have to anonymize or delete it as soon as the service had been performed. “I believe consumers

have a right to decide whether their information can be collected and used online. This bill offers a simple, straightforward way for people to stop companies from tracking their movements online,” said Rockefeller in a statement. Rockefeller chairs the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. One recent privacy brouhaha arose from the revelation that Apple iPhones collected location data even when that activity was supposed to have been disabled. Further, Sony Corp. reported a breach last month that exposed personal data of more

than 100 million of its online video game users. Sony has said it could not rule out that some 12.3 million credit card numbers had been obtained during the hacking. Privacy advocates argue that companies that collect and store personal data expose the data to possible theft, particularly when they do not delete it when they don’t need it. Three other online privacy bills have been introduced — by Representatives Bobby Rush and Jackie Speier and by Senators John McCain and John Kerry. It’s far too early to tell which, if any, of the four might become law.

A digital clock that tracks the U.S. National Debt is mounted on a wall above an Internal Revenue Service office in New York. of work ahead. “I don’t think we’re even close to agreeing on a starting point for a proposal much less trying to count votes for it,” said a House of Representatives Republican leadership aide. Conservative Republicans, especially Tea Party activists, are holding out for steep domestic spending cuts while liberal Democrats want to make the rich share some of the burden of reducing a deficit projected at $1.4 trillion just this year. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad told reporters

that a short debt limit increase — “something to carry toward the end of the year” — might be necessary to give even more time to work out a long-term deficitreduction plan. In a speech in New York, House Speaker John Boehner said that spending cuts must exceed the amount of new borrowing authority, which could be $2 trillion. Last week, Boehner suggested Congress may not want to wait until late July or even early August to pass debt limit legislation. “Why wait?” Boehner asked. But there appeared to be disagreement among Republicans on the timing of a vote and how long to stretch out the debate in order to extract deficit-reduction concessions from Democrats. “The bottom line is that Republicans are looking to support a proposal that significantly cuts spending,” the Republican aide said. “Whether that happens next week or the last week of July, that’s what we’re looking to advance.” Vice President Joe Biden last week kicked

off a series of negotiations with leading Democrats and Republicans in Congress over how to win short-term spending cuts and set in motion procedures for longer-term deficit reduction — the Republican prerequisites for supporting a debt limit increase. The next Biden group meeting was set for yesterday. Democratic Representative James Clyburn, one of the members, has said he hoped that would be the time to “get down to nuts and bolts.” A senior Senate Democrat on Monday warned that global financial markets needed “plenty of breathing room” between enactment of a debt limit increase and the default deadline. “It should not be an hour or a day or even a week before we are about to default,” said Democratic Senator Charles Schumer. “If nothing is happening by July 15 or so, markets are going to get really, really worried.” James Newman of the New York investment bank Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, said, “I think there is a general optimism out there that they are going to get something done but my guess is that it will go down to the 11th hour.”

Reports: GM to invest Senator proposes ‘do not track’ bill $2 billion in U.S. plants DETROIT — General Motors Co. plans to invest $2 billion at plants in eight states, including at a plant in Toledo, Ohio, that makes transmissions for small cars, the Detroit News reported, citing sources. GM CEO Dan Akerson announced the investment at the Toledo plant yesterday, where the company will add about 250 jobs as part of a $250 million upgrade, the paper said. GM sent out a press release on Monday announcing an event with Akerson at the plant slated for Tuesday, but a company spokeswoman declined

to comment on the newspaper report. The Associated Press had earlier reported that GM would invest $260 million and add 400 new jobs at the Toledo plant. That report cited Ray Wood, president of UAW Local 14 which represents workers at the plant, as saying the plant will obtain equipment to make a new eight-speed automatic transmission toward the end of 2012. Representatives of UAW Local 14 could not be reached for comment. The AP report said the new workers at the plant — which makes transmissions for a number of vehicles

including GM’s No. 2 selling Chevrolet Cruze — will start at the entrylevel wage paid by the automaker of $14 an hour. The plant also makes transmissions for trucks, which have not sold so well as high gas prices have pushed American consumers to more fuel-efficient models. That lower wage, introduced as part of concessions in labor talks with the automakers, has angered many rank and file members of the United Auto Workers union. The top tier of UAW workers make about $26 per hour, enough to grant middle class status.


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Microsoft to buy Skype for $8.5 billion, price seen high sense at all as a financial investment,” said Andrew Bartels, an analyst at Forrester Research. “There’s no way Microsoft is going to generate enough revenue and profit from Skype to compensate.” The sale marks a big payday for Skype’s owners, online auction site eBay Inc. and a group of investors including Silver Lake, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Andreessen Horowitz. Skype delayed plans for an initial public offering that was expected to value the company at more than $3 billion. It had been looking at other options, including tieups with Facebook and Google. Such a deal was expected to value Skype

at $3 billion to $4 billion. The Luxembourgbased company, which allows people to make calls at no charge but has also developed premium services, would give Microsoft a foothold in the potentially lucrative videoconferencing market as businesses shift to lower-cost ways of communicating. Skype could be combined with Microsoft software such as Outlook to appeal to corporate users, while the voice and video communications could link to Microsoft’s Xbox live gaming. Longer-term, Skype would offer Microsoft another route to develop its mobile presence, an area it has already put

more energy and resources into as PC usage comes under threat. Skype is set to become a new business division within Microsoft with Skype Chief Executive Tony Bates in charge and reporting directly to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft said. Microsoft shares were down 13 cents, or 0.5 percent, at $25.70 in early Nasdaq trading. The Skype deal is the biggest in the 36-year history of the world’s largest software company. It was first reported late on Monday by tech blog GigaOM. The $8.5 billion price tag was a surprise. Although the sum would not stretch cashrich Microsoft, some

said it was high for a company whose ownership has changed several times during its relatively short life. “In this atmosphere of Internet Bubble 2.0, picking up an unprofitable online company for roughly 10 times sales probably seems downright cheap,” said Shanghai-based Michael Clendenin, managing director of consulting firm RedTech Advisors. “But if you consider (it) was just valued at about $2.5 billion 18 months ago when a chunk was sold off, then $8.5 billion seems generous and means Microsoft has a high wall to climb to prove to investors that Skype is a necessary linchpin for the company’s online

and mobile strategy,” he added. Skype, which was formed in 2003, was bought by eBay Inc. in 2005 for $3.1 billion. Last year it had $860 million in revenue but posted a net loss of $7 million, according to data in its initial public offering filing. In 2009, eBay sold a majority stake in Skype to the investor group for $1.9 billion in cash and a $125 million note. EBay retained about a third. Microsoft’s Ballmer said his company did not use Wall Street advisers on the deal, approaching the investor group that owns Skype directly. Skype was advised by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan.

YouTube adds Hollywood movies for rental

its videos which, in a fast-evolving Web content sector, need to offer better production values to compete against paid professional offerings from the likes of Hulu, Netflix Inc and websites CBS, Walt Disney Co.’s ABC and other broadcasters.

By NADIA DAMOUNI and BILL RIGBY Microsoft Corp. plans to buy Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, a rich price as it seeks to regain ground on growing rivals such as Google Inc. Microsoft’s interest in the money-losing but popular service highlights a need to gain new customers for its Windows and Office software. Skype has 145 million users on average each month and has gained favor among small business users. Investors expressed skepticism over the deal, sending Microsoft shares down slightly. “It doesn’t make

By YINKA ADEGOKE YouTube is adding more than 3,000 mainstream movies for users to rent starting on Monday, along with the millions of free user-created videos the popular website is best known for. Google Inc.-owned YouTube is offering a mix of recent Hollywood blockbusters, independent and foreign movies for 99 cents up to $3.99 each. These include last year’s Oscar winners “The King’s

Speech” and “Inception” alongside classics including “Scarface” and “Taxi Driver.” Most of the movies on the site are priced around $2.99. In addition, hundreds of movies, including some offered before the latest launch, are available for free viewing as with other clips. YouTube signed deals with major studios including Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros, Sony Corp.’s Sony Pictures, Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures and Lions Gate Entertainment. Once users have

upgraded their YouTube accounts they can pay to watch a movie, which they have 30 days to begin viewing. Once users begin watching the movie, they typically have 24 hours to finish. Many of the movies, which will be streamed, will be available at the same time as DVD releases. Hollywood studios are slowly warming up to the idea of using social media not just for marketing but as a potential new distribution outlet like cable and theaters.

Warner Bros recently started experimenting with some of its popular movies on Facebook for a rental fee which could be paid with Facebook credits. YouTube will allow users of movie rentals to share the movies on Facebook and Twitter but if the recipient clicks on the link they will see a trailer unless they have also rented the movie. Another feature is YouTube Movie Extras, similar to DVD extras with behind-the-scenes videos, cast interviews, parodies and remixes

Google to launch online music service Google could launch a new online music service, which will be similar to a service recently started by Amazon.com Inc., The Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. The Journal said Google is likely to announce the service at its annual Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco, adding that the service will operate in a testing mode initially and not be available to the

public at large. In April, Amazon unveiled a service that allows customers to store about 1,000 songs on its Web

servers for free instead of their own hard drives and play them over an Internet connection directly from Web browsers.

Google could not immediately be reached by Reuters for comment. The Journal said Google has not sought licenses from the four major recorded-music companies and the new feature is likely to include a system that functions much like a remote hard drive. Users could listen to songs they have uploaded to the service in a “streaming” mode, but will not be able to download the files, the daily reported.

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Foreman likes Hopkins’s chance at boxing age mark MONTREAL Bernard Hopkins will try to eclipse George Foreman as the oldest fighter to win a major world title bout when he faces Jean Pascal next week for the World Boxing Council light heavyweight crown. Hopkins will be 126 days beyond his 46th birthday when he meets Canada’s Pascal on May 21 at Montreal’s Bell Centre in a rematch of a controversial draw last December that allowed Pascal to keep his title. Hopkins will try to bump heavyweight legend Foreman from a unique place in boxing history as the oldest recognized elite-level ring king in any division. “This is a bittersweet opportunity for me because of George’s legacy,” said Hopkins. “But it’s in good hands, George.” Foreman, now 62, says Hopkins will need a knockout of Pascal to

Bernard Hopkins (R) lands a right on Jean Pascal during the WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship in Quebec City. win it but a triumph ing robbed of a victory would give the sport a by judges last much-needed boost. December. “If Bernard is able to “Things can happen. win this thing and do it I’m aware of that,” decisively, it’s going to Hopkins said. “I’d love help boxing. This is a to get a knockout of chance to restore box- Pascal. But I will take a ing and I’m pulling for good beatdown. him,” Foreman said. “I just want to make “I think he can pull it wrong right. I get a off, no doubt about it. chance to make their It’s a great opportunity wrong become my to lift my name up, just right. I can’t worry for a second, before it about the last fight. gets erased. He has got That’s in the past. (the chance), but he’s “Going in to knock going to have to get it somebody out can put a by way of knockout.” lot of pressure on someHopkins disagrees body. If I can win every but is mindfall of feel- round, beat this guy up

and make it seem one sided (and did not win), there would be an uproar.” At age 45, Foreman knocked out fellow American Michael Moorer 2:03 into the 10th round to claim the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association heavyweight crowns on November 5, 1994. Foreman was stripped of the WBA title in 1995 for refusing to fight a mandatory challenger. Foreman defended the IBF crown in 1995, 102 days beyond his 46th birthday, by taking a split decision over Axel Schulz, but forfeited that title rather than fight a rematch with the German. When Hopkins climbs into the ring against Pascal next week, he will be 192 days older than Foreman was when he knocked out Moorer and 24 days older than Foreman was when he defended the crown against Schulz. “George Foreman is a

Albert Haynesworth pleads not guilty WASHINGTON — Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth did not grope a waitress at a hotel bar and intends to fight the accusations, his lawyer said Tuesday in entering a not guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of sexual abuse. Haynesworth, who was not present at his arraignment in D.C. Superior Court, is accused of sliding his credit card into the

bra of a waitress and touching her breast during a birthday party at a Washington hotel in February. His lawyer said after the arraignment that the accusation was false and that Haynesworth would defend himself at a trial set for July 11. “The government’s version of what happened at the W Hotel a few months back is very different from our version — and we’ve got witnesses,” said defense lawyer A. Scott Bolden, who said his client was currently out of town. “The one thing I

can tell you is my client didn’t do what he’s accused of doing.” Bolden said he believed the accusation was trumped up because of Haynesworth’s celebrity status and wealth. Prosecutors last month offered a plea deal in which the sexual abuse charge would be dropped in exchange for Haynesworth pleading guilty to simple assault. But Bolden rejected that offer in court Tuesday. Haynesworth, 29, has had a tumultuous recent run with the Redskins.

Klitschko wants 50th career knockout against Haye HAMBURG, Germany World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko is confident he can unleash his 50th career knockout punch against WBA champion Briton David Haye in July. “I really want that 50th

knockout. It is like a golden number,” Klitschko, who holds the WBO, IBF and IBO belts, said on Monday. “I really respect him. He is a great boxer with an impressive record but I will be well prepared. David Haye is going to be my 50th knockout,” the Ukrainian added after refusing

to shake hands with Haye during the joint press conference. Klitschko and his brother Vitaly, who holds the WBC belt, twice had fights with Haye called off in the past two years after they failed to agree on the details for the much-awaited unification fight.

guy I grew up on. I’m going to represent history very well,” Hopkins said. “I will not sneeze at this. I will take this title and become the oldest champion, maybe in any sport.” Foreman called the Hopkins-Pascal draw decision “not a quality one” and warned that Pascal “is better equipped to win this fight on the point system” but still sees Hopkins breaking his mark. “I thought such a record would last a lot longer,” Foreman said. Foreman said Hopkins has to focus on fighting as he would in younger days rather than worry about a place in history or Father Time. “I never thought about the record. I thought about getting a knockout,” said Foreman. “When you attempt a feat of this sort, you can’t look in the mirror and see a guy who has aged. You’ve got to feel like you are 25, 30.”

Asked if there was a modern heavyweight he would have enjoyed fighting, Foreman named Ukranian star Wladimir Klitschko. “I’d have loved to have had the chance to fight Klitschko, the young one,” Foreman said. “I’d have liked that opportunity.” Foreman lammented the lack of an iconic boxer like Muhammad Ali among the modern fighters, however, saying, “There hasn’t been anyone come in to set the sport on fire.” Foreman said that he hears nothing good about the title quest of Evander Holyfield, who is still chasing the heavyweight crown at age 48. “Everyone I meet and chat with says he should, quit, he should stop. They don’t think it can be done,” Foreman said. “But Hopkins is a whole ‘nother story. He’s bringing forth class and endurance.” Asked how he would know when to retire, Hopkins put it simply: “When you get beat up.”

LeBron James apologizes for comment BOSTON — LeBron James opened his postgame comments Monday by saying he’s sorry for using the word “retarded” in a previous news conference. “I want to apologize for using the ‘R’ word after Game 3,” James said after the Heat’s Game 4 overtime victory against the Boston Celtics. “If I offended anyone, I sincerely apologize.” The Miami Heat star muttered the word after Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals as he and Dwyane Wade listened to a question about Wade’s takedown of Boston guard Rajon Rondo.

James had his hand covering his mouth when he said, “That’s retarded,” as a reporter asked Wade whether the play that dislocated Rondo’s elbow was dirty. Earlier Monday, James was asked to clarify his use of the characterization, but declined. “I didn’t understand the question,” James said. “It is definitely blown out of proportion. I don’t think Dwyane is a dirty player. It’s the same as ... I don’t think that is a great question. I think that’s a stupid question. I don’t know why someone would even ask that question.”


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Lockout losers: rookies and new coaches By BARRY WILNER NEW YORK Blaine Gabbert shrugs when asked about the good fortune of actually having a Jaguars playbook in his possession. The first-round draft choice from Missouri took advantage of a oneday, court-ordered window in the NFL’s lockout of the players to visit with Jacksonville’s coaching staff. He also was given the equivalent of a pro football bible, and immediately began studying the playbook, even if he

couldn’t put it to use on a field. “It’s great to have it and I’ve already gotten into it a lot,” Gabbert said soon after going 10th overall in the draft. “But I don’t have any teammates right now to run through the plays with.” With minicamps and offseason workouts normally occurring in early and mid-May, Gabbert and his fellow rookies are among the most obvious losers as the lockout heads toward a third month. “If this goes into June,” 2002 NFL MVP Rich Gannon said, “I’ve had coordinators tell me you could pretty much write off the first year

Bush stirs up fans with lockout posts on Twitter NEW ORLEANS - Reggie Bush insists he was only joking when he stirred up fans with posts on his Twitter account about enjoying free time during the NFL lockout. Bush drew critical responses from a number of his nearly 1.7 million Twitter followers when he posted: “Everybody complaining about the lockout! Shoot I’m making the most of it! Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there! I’m good!” Bush then added in a second post moments later: “Right about now we would be slaving in 100 degree heat, practicing twice a day, while putting our bodies at risk for nothing.” The timing of the posts heightened criticism of Bush because the flashy running back has been absent from workouts organized by quarterback Drew Brees, which have drawn several

for these rookies. “The coaches want to install as much as they can in minicamps, see what the new players can retain, then have them come back for other minicamps and offseason workouts, so by the time they get to training camps, they have seen what they need to do a few times. “If the first time they do any of that is in training camp, that’s not going to get it done.” In federal court papers filed Monday, the league argued the situation would be even more damaging and chaotic if the lockout was lifted without a new collective bargaining agreement. NFL attorneys predicted the better-off teams would sign a disproportionate number of the best players, wrecking the league’s competitive balance. All this time off isn’t doing much good, either. Among the teams at the biggest disadvantage are those with new coaching staffs: the

49ers, Panthers and Broncos, although at least Denver’s new head coach, John Fox, brings plenty of experience and victories - from Carolina. Jim Harbaugh has been coaching, quite successfully, at Stanford and now is in San Francisco, where he’s barely gotten to know some of his players. Ron Rivera, a longtime defensive coordinator elsewhere, now is in Charlotte, taking over the NFL’s worst team. Both could use lengthy, in-depth discussions with their players, and long looks on the practice field at them. Not happening. “This is just a critical time, and the longer this goes on, the more it benefits teams like Green Bay and New England,” said Gannon, who hosts a show on Sirius NFL Radio and also is an analyst for CBS. “Those teams with of continuity with the coaching staff and quarterback position and coordinators.

“But teams have to be sweating bullets. This is valuable time. Some of these young teams are going through so much change and they could be utilizing it and they are not allowed.” At least the Vikings (Leslie Frazier) and Cowboys (Jason Garrett) played a few games when their current coaches were serving in an interim capacity last season. Oakland’s Hue Jackson was the team’s offensive coordinator in 2010, and Mike Munchak has been with the Titans for 14 seasons. While Pat Shurmur is new in Cleveland, Browns president Mike Holmgren took over last year and knows his way around the West Coast offense Shurmur will install whenever he gets the chance. Some players have been doing their part to remain familiar with their team’s systems, holding informal workouts away from club facilities. But without minicamps and OTAs, they can’t emulate the

pace of even an NFL practice. They can only do so much. “It’s a good head start for guys,” said Browns tight end Evan Moore, who joined several teammates in Austin, Texas, to work with quarterback Colt McCoy. “Who knows if we will have any kind of offseason at all? If we have to head to training camp, you need to have a good feel for the little things you need to know. And the coaches will appreciate it, too, that guys are prepared.” How prepared, though? Not nearly enough for a Gabbert to have a quick impact in Jacksonville. Or for top overall selection Cam Newton to move smoothly into Carolina’s lineup. Or for Jake Locker in Tennessee, Christian Ponder in Minnesota, Andy Dalton in Cincinnati or Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco - all taken in the first 36 picks - to be much of a factor in 2011, Gannon says.

Bobcats’ Henderson has hip surgery for torn labrum dozen Saints players to Tulane’s football facilities. Brees said he organized the workouts to promote team unity and give the Saints a competitive advantage when NFL labor strife eventually ends, but did not begrudge anyone who chose to continue working out on their own. After some of Bush’s fans were less forgiving, Bush posted another message that read: “FYI last tweet was a joke! Relax people damn it’s called sense of humor! Cry me a river why don’t you...”

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson is undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, a procedure that’s expected to alleviate chronic knee pain. The Bobcats announced Henderson

was having the surgery Tuesday in Colorado, where a specialist discovered the injury while examining his left knee. Recovery is expected to take 4-6 months. If there’s no lockout, the Bobcats will open training camp in less than five months. The 12th pick in the 2009 draft, the Duke

product played little until coach Paul Silas replaced Larry Brown in December. Henderson was made a starter after Gerald Wallace was traded to Portland in February. Henderson scored in double figures in 22 of the final 28 games, including a 32-point outing against Orlando.

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Wizards unveil new uniforms WASHINGTON — Red, white and blue. Horizontal stripes. Elvin Hayes in the house. No sign anywhere of the misshaped magician with the bizarre beard. The Washington Wizards are again the Washington Bullets — in everything but name.

The NBA team unveiled its new red, white and blue color scheme and uniforms Tuesday, a blast from the past that was overwhelmingly welcomed as long overdue. The modern colors worn since the team changed its name in 1997 always seemed a bit out of place

in the nation’s capital. “When I looked at the Wizards when they played in the teal, I did not really recognize them as part of the Bullet organization,” said Hayes, the Hall of Fame forward whose No. 11 is retired in the rafters. “It was like another team had began

to represent them because they changed their name and they changed their colors and I think it was so drastic. As a player who played here, when I watched it on television, I think you had a disconnect. I think that all of a sudden, it’s a great reconnect.”


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Cloudy future for Lakers after premature playoff exit By MARK LAMPORTSTOKES LOS ANGELES The aging and erratic Los Angeles Lakers faced an uncertain future on Monday after the NBA champions were embarrassingly swept out of the second round of the playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks. In pursuit of a third successful championship in coach Phil Jackson’s final season, the Lakers were routed 122-86 in Sunday’s Game Four in Dallas, an abrupt and humiliating end to their 201011 campaign. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen the Lakers play in a game that they need,” Lakers vice president and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said after the champions had been swept aside 4-0. Lakers forward Ron Artest summed up the feelings of his team’s

loyal but frustrated supporters. “The Lakers fans have had their hearts broke,” Artest told reporters. “And all those people who aren’t Lakers fans are now laughing at the Lakers fans.” The headline for Monday’s sports section of the Los Angeles Times read: “You Old Softies”, while the front page of the LA Daily News was emblazoned with the word: “Destroyed”. Another Daily News headline blared: “Done, with a Big D”. For most of the season the Lakers thrilled and frustrated their fans in equal measure, losing games they should have won and winning a few just when it seemed they had no chance. Many critics argued that the Lakers were increasingly vulnerable due to the team’s collective age and that the players could no longer sustain the defensive effort required for all four quarters.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is stopped from scoring by Dallas Mavericks Shawn Marion (0) during Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semi-final basketball playoff in Dallas, Texas. Photo/Mike Stone However, when their That “best” proved to big frontcourt men be an elusive target for imposed their size the men in purple and advantage the Lakers gold. They surprisingly looked every inch lost to the woeful champions-elect for yet Cleveland Cavaliers another season. before the All-Star “We have to do a lot break and suffered a of things right to be five-game losing streak able to play defense the the week before the way we want to, and playoffs. most of it is about con“I don’t know where trolling the tempo of we lost it ... that drive, the game,” 11-times that bond we had in the NBA champion coach past, that cohesive drive Jackson said. “We’re in order to overcome not the fastest team. adversity,” versatile “I still think when Lakers forward Lamar they (the Lakers) are Odom said. playing their best, Just over two years they’re the best team in ago, Kobe Bryant the league.” described the Lakers’ ELUSIVE TARGET topsy-turvy form dur-

ing the playoffs as “bipolar”, a term that was even more accurate about their uneven play this season. They initially struggled against smaller and under-manned New Orleans Hornets before winning the first-round series 4-2, and then failed to close out late leads twice against Dallas. Jackson, the most successful coach in NBA history, had to be persuaded to return to the Lakers this season. “I came back with some trepidation,” he said. “Kobe’s knee was an issue and obviously our team was older.” The Lakers have eight players aged above 30 under contract next season and their team has looked increasingly sluggish. They already have the NBA’s highest payroll of $91 million and they exceed the salary cap by too much to sign any top-flight free agents until 2014. Spanish forward Pau Gasol, who failed to spark during the play-

offs, has three more years and $57 million remaining on his deal while the underperforming Artest has three more years and $21.5 million left. The only Lakers player under 30 with any trade value is the 23-year-old center Andrew Bynum and his career has already been frustratingly stop-start due to ongoing knee injuries. While owner Jerry Buss has proved to be an astute team builder over the years, he faces an uphill task to resolve the plight of the current squad. However, Jackson, who memorably described the Lakers as “Jekyll and Hyde” two years ago, sounded a note of confidence about the resiliency of the Lakers team he will be leaving. “We all know they always come back and get themselves back in the race,” he said. “The Lakers are going to survive.”

Vikings, Ramsey County Butler G Mack stays in draft officials to talk stadium By CLIFF BRUNT

By PATRICK CONDON ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings appeared ready Tuesday to abandon their longtime home in downtown Minneapolis by backing a proposed new stadium site in a suburb about 10 miles away. Team owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf were scheduled to hold a news conference with several Ramsey County commissioners pushing the former Army ammunition plant site in suburban Arden Hills. The Vikings web-

site referred to the pending announcement as the “new stadium proposal in Arden Hills.” The announcement comes just a day after Minneapolis officials pitched a plan to keep the team downtown, where the Metrodome is located. It also came just hours after Gov. Mark Dayton said fixing up roads near the Arden Hills site would likely cost at least $175 million and up to $240 million if it includes restaurants, hotels and other amenities. Still, Dayton said he could support either site as long as the state

share doesn’t exceed $300 million - about a third of the estimated cost of building a new $900 million stadium. Ramsey County officials have suggested a half-cent county sales tax increase to pay the local share. Under a bill pending at the Legislature, the state share of $300 million would be raised by a 10 percent state sales tax on sports memorabilia, a sales tax on luxury seats at the new stadium and on digital video recorders, and proceeds from stadium naming rights and a football-themed state lottery game.

INDIANAPOLIS There was little left for Shelvin Mack to accomplish at Butler. The powerful 6-foot-3 guard became one of Butler’s all-time scoring leaders and helped the Bulldogs reach the NCAA final the last two seasons. The Bulldogs lost to Connecticut in this year’s national title game after falling to Duke in the 2010 final. With those accolades behind him, Mack formally announced Tuesday that he is staying in the NBA draft. “I’ve been waiting for this opportunity all my life,” he said. “I did a lot of good things at Butler. I’m comfortable with leaving.”

Butler officials said Sunday, the day of the deadline to pull out of the June 23 draft, that Mack wouldn’t return for his senior season. Mack said it wasn’t an easy decision, especially considering the friends he’s made at Butler and the possibility of an NBA lockout. Mack is 23 credits away from earning a degree in media arts and he plans to take classes this summer. “Being at Butler is not like a normal college,” he said. “It’s a brother atmosphere. When you take that into consideration, it’s a very difficult choice.” Coach Brad Stevens said he didn’t push Mack either way. “I think Shelvin has a great feel for the challenges that lie ahead,

and I think my job is not to play adviser, my job is to play information gatherer and help him in that regard,” he said. Mack finished 11th on Butler’s all-time list with 1,527 points, was fourth in 3-pointers and fifth in assists. He averaged 20.3 points during the 2011 NCAA tournament and is the school’s all-time tournament scoring leader. Stevens believes Mack can carry his success to the NBA. “He’s a guy that can handle the ball, he can dribble, pass and shoot,” Stevens said. “He has great strength, he has an NBA body, and he’s going to be able to play throughout the course of an 82-game season. He also performs at his best against the highest level and always has.”


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