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‘Nobody Is Left’: Guatemala Volcano Ravaged Entire Families

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala— Lilian Hernandez wept as she spoke the names of aunts, uncles, cousins, her grandmother and two great-grandchildren—36 family members in all—missing and presumed dead in the explosion of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire. “My cousins Ingrid, Yomira, Paola, Jennifer, Michael, Andrea and Silvia, who was just 2-yearsold,” the distraught woman said—a litany that brought into sharp relief the scope of a disaster for which the final death toll is far from clear. What was once a collection of verdant canyons, hillsides and farms resembled a moonscape of ash, rock and debris on Tuesday in the aftermath of the fast-moving avalanche of super-heated muck that roared into the tightly knit villages on the mountain’s flanks, devastating entire families. Two days after the eruption, the terrain was still too hot in many places for rescue crews to search for bodies or—increasingly unlikely with each passing day— survivors. By afternoon a new column of smoke was rising from the mountain and Guatemala’s disaster agency said volcanic material was descending its south side, prompting an evacuation order and the closure of a nearby national highway. Rescuers, police and journalists hurried to leave the area as a siren wailed and loudspeakers blared, “Evacuate!” On Sunday, when the volcano exploded in a massive cloud of ash and molten rock, Hernandez said her brother and sister ran to check on their 70-year-old grandmother on the family’s plot of land in the village of San Miguel Los Lotes. “She said that it was God’s will, she was not going to flee,” Hernandez said. “She was unable to walk. It was hard for her to get around.” Her brother and sister made it to safety, but their grandmother has not been seen again. Hernandez and her husband, Francisco Ortiz, survived because they moved out of Los Lotes just two months ago to begin a new life on a small plot of land. The couple has been staying at a Mormon church in the nearby city of Escuintla and going to a

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AP Photo/Oliver de Ros A firefighter carries the body of a child recovered near the Volcan de Fuego, which means in Spanish Volcano of Fire, in Escuintla, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. morgue there to await news. So far the official death toll of at least 70 only the body of one relative, her was sure to climb and fears spread 28-year-old cousin, Cesar Gudiel that anyone still stuck in the buried Escalante, has been recovered and houses was dead and would remain identified. entombed there. “The people ended up buried in At a roadblock, Joel Gonzalez nearly 3 meters of lava,” Ortiz said. complained that police wouldn’t “Nobody is left there.” let him through to see his family’s Other families experienced similar tragedies. “Mr. President, my family is As President Jimmy Morales toured the area and missing. Send a helicopter met with survivors on Monday, a woman begged him to to throw water over them help her loved ones in Los because they are burning.” Lotes. “Mr. President, my family is missing. Send a helicopter to throw water over house in the village of San Juan them because they are burning,” Alotenango, where his 76-year-old she said. “I have three children, a father lay buried in ash along with grandchild, and all my brothers, four other relatives. my mother, all my family are there. “They say they are going to leave ... More than 20 have disappeared.” them buried there, and we are not The fast-moving flows with going to know if it’s really them,” temperatures as high as 1,300 de- the 39-year-old farmer said. “They grees Fahrenheit (700 Celsius) and are taking away our opportunity to hot ash and volcanic gases that can say goodbye.” cause rapid asphyxiation caught A spokesman for Guatemala’s many off guard. disaster agency, Conred, said that On Tuesday, it was clear that once it reaches 72 hours after the

Busboy Who Held Dying RFK Speaks of Lingering Pain By Russell Contreras LOS ANGELES—Juan Romero was a teenage Mexican immigrant working as a hotel busboy 50 years ago when he was thrust into one of the seminal moments of the decade.

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OMERO had just stopped to shake the hand of Robert F. Kennedy on the night of his victory in the California presidential primary on June 5, 1968 when a gunman shot the New York senator in the head. Romero held a wounded Kennedy as he lay on the ground, struggling to keep the senator's bleeding head from hitting the cold floor of the Ambassador Hotel kitchen. For almost a half-century, Romero blamed himself,

wondering if he could have done more and often asked, what if Kennedy hadn't stopped for that brief moment to shake my hand? The torment ate at Romero so much he fled Los Angeles and resettled in seclusion in Wyoming. Today, nearly 50 years after that tragic early morning, the 67-year-old Romero doesn't bear the same guilt, thanks in part to the support of RFK fans who say the former busboy was an example of the type of people Kennedy sought to help in making racial equality and civil rights a cornerstone of his life's work. Romero grants few interviews but recently made himself available for the Netflix documentary “Bobby Kennedy for President,” StoryCorps and others to talk about the hope RFK inspired that remains with him 50 years

eruption, there will be little chance of finding anyone alive. “We don’t rule out the possibility of some person alive, but the condition in which the homes are makes that possibility pretty unlikely,” said the spokesman, Juan Sanchez, adding that some of the ash was still at temperatures between 750 and 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (400 and 700 degrees Celsius). In the devastated town of El Rodeo, gray soot coated trees and homes and an ashcovered deer lay dead in the debris. Rescuers wearing hard hats, masks and goggles used shovels to dig through homes, unearthing at least one body burned beyond recognition. Amid the destruction, there was one glimmer of hope: The rescue of a black-and-white dog found alive in a home where four people lay dead. “He is called Rambo,” said volunteer firefighter Sergio Vazquez, who carried the dog on his shoul-

OMESTEAD, Fla.—Cipriano Garza says Rep. Carlos Curbelo is “a decent man, a family man.” He lauds the South Florida Republican for defiantly pushing his party to protect young “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation. Founder of a nonprofit that helps farm workers, Garza happily hosted Curbelo at a reception honoring high school graduates last week at the massive Homestead-Miami Speedway. But his praise came with a warning about this November's elections. “He better do what's right for the community,” said Garza, 70, himself a former migrant laborer. “If not, he can lose.” Across the country—from California's lush Central Valley to suburban Denver to Curbelo's district of strip malls, farms and the laid-back Florida Keys—moderate Republicans like Curbelo are under hefty pressure to buck their party's hardline stance on immigration. After years of watching their conservative colleagues in safe districts refuse to budge, the GOP middle is fighting back—mindful that a softer position may be necessary to save their jobs and GOP control of the House. “Members who have priorities and feel passionate about issues can't sit back and expect leaders” to address them, Curbelo said. “Because it doesn't

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When I listened to Robert Kennedy, I felt he wasn't talking at us, but talking to you personally. Juan Romero

later. “I still have the fire burning inside of me,” Romero told The Associated Press. Born in the small town of Mazatan, Mexico, Romero moved to Baja California until his family received permission to bring him to the United States as a 10-year-old. The

family lived in poor East Los Angeles and he attended Roosevelt High School the year that Chicano students started organizing walkouts to protest discrimination against Mexican-American students. But Romero's stepfather “ruled with an iron hand,” and the teen feared he'd face

trouble at home if he took part. Instead, Romero got a job at the Ambassador Hotel as a dishwasher and later a busboy. At the time, the young Romero didn't understand politics. Yet he knew that President John F. Kennedy had traveled to Mexico and saw footage of Robert Kennedy

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ders to safety. “It may be that this dog no longer has a family.” Vazquez had no explanation for how the dog survived while the people died. Sanchez, the Conred spokesman, said many dogs and cats had been rescued with burns on their paws from the mud and ash, some blinded from the volcanic gases. “Animals have a different sort of resistance ... and different behavior when it comes to finding refuge,” Sanchez said. Only 17 of the bodies recovered so far have been identified due to the extreme heat that charred their features and burned off fingerprints, and authorities hope other means such as DNA testing can help. Authorities say at least 46 people were injured in the eruption, and 12 shelters were housing 1,877 people. The Guatemalan military said a U.S. Air Force plane flew in Tuesday to take about a half-dozen children who suffered burns for treatment in Galveston, Texas. Lacking electricity in the hardest hit areas, emergency crews were carrying out rescue efforts during daylight hours and calling them off for safety reasons when darkness fell. As dawn broke Tuesday, the volcano continued to rattle with what Guatemala’s Volcanology Institute said were eight to 10 moderate eruptions per hour—vastly less intense than Sunday’s big blasts.

Lynwood Unified Names Biomedical Instructor as Teacher of Year Lynwood—Biomedical Sciences teacher Deena Smith, a 20-year instructor at Lynwood High School, is as dynamic as her curriculum in the classroom where she always seems to draw a crowd of current and past students who gather to analyze fake murder scenes or observe a dissection of an animal.

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OR Smith’s ability to continually inspire her learners and grow the school’s medical career technical education (CTE) program, she was named Lynwood Unified’s 2018-19 Teacher of the Year. “When she teaches she really engages and applies things that make it fun,” Lynwood High junior Andy Medina said. “She really stands out— that’s why we have so many students pursuing medicine.” Smith’s students explore a range of careers in biomedical sciences as they learn in the context of real-world, hands-on activities, projects, and problems. After completing the four-year CTE medical program at Lynwood high, students receive certification to work as medical assistants who have the ability to administer blood and electrocardiogram tests.

Deena Smith, a 20-year instructor at Lynwood High School, was named Lynwood Unified’s 2018-19 Teacher of the Year for her ability to continually inspire her learners and grow the school’s medical career technical education (CTE) program. Smith proudly shares that some of her graduating students this year will attend the likes of Stanford and Boston University. She has helped guide the school’s CTE medical program which began in 2000 with just nine students. This year, the program has 140 students. “I love my job and I’d never want to do anything else,” Smith said.

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work.” Curbelo, 38, is seeking a third term from a district that stretches from upscale Miami suburbs to the Everglades and down to eccentric Key West. Seventy percent of his constituents are Hispanic and nearly half are foreign-born. Those are among the highest percentages in the nation, giving many of them a firsthand stake in Congress' immigration fight. Curbelo and Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., whose Modesto-area district thrives on agriculture powered by migrant workers, have launched a petition drive that would force House votes on four immigration bills, ranging from liberal to conservative versions. Twenty-three Republicans have signed on, two shy of the number needed to succeed, assuming all Democrats jump aboard. Another supporter of the rare rebellion by the usually compliant moderates is Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., a former Marine who learned Spanish when his district was redrawn to include Denver's diverse eastern suburbs. In an interview, Coffman expressed frustration over waiting nearly 18 months for House Speaker Paul Ryan to deliver on assurances that Congress would address the issue. “He was always telling me, ‘It will happen, it will happen.' I never saw it happen,” Coffman said. “One cannot argue that those of us who signed onto this discharge petition didn't give leadership time.” The centrists favor legislation that would protect from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. They back a path to citizenship for these immigrants, who have lived in limbo since President Donald Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, called DACA. Federal courts have blocked its termination for now. Trying to head off the petition, Ryan, R-Wis., and conservatives are negotiating with the centrists in hopes of finding compromise. Roll calls are on track for later this month, but it will be tough to steer legislation through the House that's

both liberal enough to survive in the more moderate Senate and restrictive enough for Trump to sign into law. At the speedway, a local economic anchor since Hurricane Andrew shattered the city in 1992, Curbelo didn't mention his battle in Washington to the graduates. “Our country and our community need you,” he told his audience, some of whom Garza said were DACA recipients. Curbelo's district backed Democrat Hillary Clinton by a whopping 16 percentage points in the 2016 presidential race over Trump, who has fanned immigrants' resentment by repeatedly linking them to crime and job losses. That's left Curbelo facing a competitive re-election, though he's raised far more campaign cash than his likely Democratic challenger, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Of the 23 Republican petition signees, nine represent districts whose Hispanic populations exceed the 18 percent national average. Clinton carried 12 of their districts in 2016, and several are from moderate-leaning suburbs of cities like Philadelphia and Minneapolis and agricultural areas in California and upstate New York that rely on migrant workers. The centrists' petition echoes the hardball tactics often employed by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus. Its roughly 30 members often band together with demands top Republicans ignore at peril of losing votes in the narrowly divided House. GOP leaders and Freedom Caucus members fear that under the votes the petition would force, liberalleaning legislation backed by most Democrats and a few Republicans would prevail. That would infuriate conservative voters who'll be needed at the polls to fend off a Democratic wave threatening GOP House control. Among those envisioning that scenario is Nicholas Mulick, GOP chairman of Florida's Monroe County, which encompasses the Keys and is the reddest portion of Curbelo's district. “With the greatest respect for the congressman, I don't think it's going to work,” Mulick said.

Others reject that argument, saying moderates' worries should be heeded because they must be reelected for Republicans to retain their majority. “That sounds like somebody who's never run in a swing district,” former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., who once led his party's House campaign arm, said of claims that immigration votes would dampen conservative turnout. “Do they want to be in the majority, hold gavels?” Democrats and local immigration activists say they wish Curbelo's effort well but question his motivation. They say he's reacting to election pressures and simply wants to show voters he's fighting for them. “It feels very late, opportunistic, theatrical,” said Thomas Kennedy, deputy political director for the Florida Immigrant Coalition. Many at the speedway event, sponsored by Garza's MexicanAmerican Council, were sympathetic to Curbelo's battle in Washington, signaling the type of support he'll need to be re-elected. Rosa Castillo, 51, of nearby Florida City, said she knows people who don't get driver's licenses for fear of having their residency challenged. “He's doing an awesome job for our DACA people,” said Castillo, a Democrat who said she'll back Curbelo. “He's aware of our issues in our community,” said Pedro Sifuentes, 45, an independent from Homestead. That sentiment isn't universally shared. Over breakfast at a nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant, retiree and Trump backer Randy Nichols, 73, said he won't support Curbelo. “If they're illegal, they need to leave. I hate to say that, but even for DACA kids,” said Nichols, who lives in Marathon, one of the Keys. Mucarsel-Powell, Curbelo's likely Democratic challenger, said in an interview that she was glad he'd “finally found some strength” to take on fellow Republicans. The former state Senate candidate, an immigrant from Ecuador, said Curbelo's challenge to GOP leaders “will obviously bring some positive attention.” She said she hopes Curbelo and his supporters “aren't doing it for political reasons.”

“Getting the chance to work with these brilliant kids is such a privilege. I try to connect with them, not as a student-teacher, but as a colleague. That helps us build a relationship.” For her exceptional work, Smith was honored at a District Board of Education meeting, where she was cheered wildly by colleagues and students in May. A representative from Schools First Federal Credit Union attended the meeting and presented all 19 Teacher of the Year nominees with gift cards. “Deena Smith is a ray of light that illuminates the curriculum for

our students,” Lynwood Unified Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite said. “She is able to challenge her classrooms and inspire them to grasp difficult concepts in practical ways.” Lynwood Unified Board of Education President Alfonso Morales said that Smith’s exemplary leadership rubs off on other teachers. “We have strong teachers who challenge their schools and each other to raise the level of achievement,” Morales said. “Congratulations to Deena, and all of our teachers for continuing to lead our children to better futures.

Man Shot and Killed in Carson Identified CARSON—Authorities Monday released the name of a 25-year-old man who was fatally shot in Carson. The shooting was reported just after 4 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of East 233rd Street. Forrest Allen of Carson died at the scene, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. No arrests were reported, and no suspect information was released. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Boy, 8, Taken from School by Non-Custodial Mother Brought to Police Station CARSON—An 8-yearold boy whose non-custodial mother is suspected of taking him from his elementary school in Carson was safely brought to a police station last Thursday and his mother and her boyfriend were arrested, the Los Angeles County Sheriff 's Department said. Dylan Kostenko had last been seen the Tuesday before at Towne Avenue Elementary School in the 18900 block of Towne Avenue. The boy's foster mother arrived about 2:40 p.m. and was informed by school personnel that he had already been picked up by his biological mother, 29-year-old Dariia Kostenko, who lost custody of Dylan last May for undisclosed reasons, according to the sheriff 's department. A court order allowed only monitored visitation and forbade the woman from picking the boy up at school, sheriff 's officials said.

Security video showed Dylan and Kostenko walking north from the school in a residential area. About 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Kostenko's boyfriend walked into the Inglewood police station with the child. Kostenko was located a short distance away and was arrested about 1:30 p.m. and booked on suspicion of kidnapping and child abduction, according to the sheriff 's department. Kostenko's boyfriend, identified as 48-year-old Antoine Deshon Eldridge, was booked on suspicion of child abduction and being an accessory to kidnapping after the fact, officials said. Kostenko, who is from Ukraine, has family in New York state and was also known to frequent the West Los Angeles area, and authorities were concerned that she might leave the country.


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Never Again: Pope Denounces ‘Culture of Abuse, Cover-up’ By Nicole Winfield and Eva Vergara VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis became the first pope to publicly denounce a “culture of abuse and coverup” in the Catholic Church, saying last week he was ashamed that neither he nor Chile's Catholic leaders truly ever listened to victims as the country's abuse scandal spiraled.

NEVER again,” Francis said in a pastoral letter to the Chilean faithful on the eve of another weekend he will spend listening to victims of Chile's most notorious predator priest. The letter was issued on the same day the Vatican announced its top abuse investigators were returning to Chile on a new mission. In the eight-page letter, Francis once again thanked victims for their “valiant perseverance” in denouncing abuse and searching for the truth “even against all hopes or attempts to discredit them.” He included himself among the guilty in failing to actually accompany victims, saying, “With shame I must say that we didn't know how to listen or respond in time.” And he spoke repeatedly of a “culture of abuse and cover-up.” “The ‘never again' to the culture of abuse and the system of cover-up that allows it to perpetuate requires us to work together to generate a

culture of care,” in the way we relate to one another, power and money, he said. No other pope has publicly spoken of a culture of cover-up in the church. The Vatican has focused for the past decade on punishing abusers themselves rather than the bishops and religious superiors who moved pedophiles from parish to parish rather than reporting them to police or removing them from ministry. Pope Benedict XVI, credited with turning the Vatican around on the abuse issue, chastised Irish bishops in 2010 for their “often inadequate response” to abuse cases. But he never spoke of a whole system of power designed to protect molesters and shun victims. Victims and their advocates

No other pope has publicly spoken of a culture of cover-up in the church. have long pointed to the hierarchy's culture of cover-up - the silencing and discrediting of victims, the effort to avoid scandal and the reflexive aim to safeguard the interests and reputation of the church at all costs - as the Vatican's main failure in dealing with the problem. Francis apparently came around to their view after meeting with Chilean victims of the Rev. Fernando Karadima and reading a 2,300page report prepared for him by

Nicaraguan Cardinal Emeritus Miguel Obando Dies at 92

By Luis Manuel Galeano MANAGUA, Nicaragua— Cardinal emeritus Miguel Obando y Bravo, who clashed with Nicaragua's Sandinista leaders and later reconciled with them, died on Sunday at age 92, the country's Roman Catholic church announced. The Nicaraguan Bishops' Conference said in a statement that “the Church of Nicaragua is in mourning.” The government-aligned publication El 19 reported on its website that Obando y Bravo died shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday. It did not give details but said funeral announcements would be forthcoming. Obando y Bravo, a Salesian father, served as archbishop of Managua for 37 years before retiring in 2005. He also played an important mediator role throughout Nicaragua's recent, violent political history. The cardinal was most famous for his clashes with the leftist Sandinista government of the 1980s, sharply confronting its alliance with a “people's church,” a Marxist-inspired version of Catholicism that outraged the Vatican and especially Pope John Paul II.

cardinal. By the time Ortega lost the presidential election of 1990, the church had returned to a close relationship with Nicaragua's conservative elite. Out of power, Ortega repeatedly tried to mend relations with the church and Obando y Bravo in particular, increasingly expressing religious faith. Obando y Bravo was slow to accept that embrace. When Ortega ran again for the presidency in 1996, Obando y Bravo alluded to him by telling the story of a man who was bitten after taking pity on a dying snake. The archbishop's warm But he had earlier led the church relationship with Ortega's rival, toward a relatively friendly posture conservative Arnoldo Aleman, with the Sandinistas when they were came back to haunt him as Aleman's a guerrilla movement battling the reputation plunged. Aleman was corrupt dictatorship of Anastasio later sentenced to 20 years in jail for Somoza, the last member of a dynasty fraud and money laundering. During the 2001 campaign, at that ruled the country from 1936 to 1979. The church twice mediated a time when Ortega was fighting between the Somoza regime and rape allegations by his stepdaughter, the Sandinistas during hostage Obando y Bravo urged Catholics to look for candidates who “have been situations. After the rebels took power in exemplary in their families.” But gradually, 1979, relations there was a thaw. quickly soured. The cardinal was most Obando y Bravo Sandinista presided over the supporters famous for his clashes clashed with with the leftist Sandinista 2005 marriage of Ortega and sometimes government of the 1980s, and Murillo, h a r a s s e d his longtime conser vative sharply confronting its partner. clerics even as alliance with a “people's O r t e g a , leftist priests church,” a Marxist-inspired m e a n w h i l e , were serving in backed a churchthe government version of Catholicism. supported law to of Sandinista outlaw abortion leader Daniel Ortega—much to the irritation of in all circumstances. When Ortega was re-elected the pope. Pope John Paul II came to Managua in 2007, he named Obando y in 1983, berated the maverick clerics Bravo coordinator of a Council of and ordered Catholics to obey their Reconciliation and Peace, and he bishops and avoid “unacceptable frequently appeared alongside the president. ideological commitments.” Born in 1926, Obando y Bravo Two years later, the pope elevated Obando y Bravo to the role of was ordained as a priest in 1958.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu, who spent nearly two weeks in Chile interviewing victims of Karadima and others. The Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said Thursday that Scicluna and Bertomeu were returning to Chile in the coming days on a mission to the diocese of Osorno to help the church there heal from the scandal. Osorno has been badly divided ever since Francis in 2015 tapped Bishop Juan Barros to lead the diocese over the objections of some of Chile's other bishops. Barros had been a top Karadima lieutenant and had been accused by Karadima's victims of having witnessed and ignored their abuse.

Barros denied the charge, but he was one of the 30-plus Chilean bishops who submitted their resignations to the pope after Francis summoned them to Rome for a dressing down and briefing on the Scicluna report. Juan Carlos Claret, a spokesman for a group of lay Catholics in Osorno, said the visit was “the least we could hope for,” given that the pope himself was responsible for Osorno's problems. He recalled that Francis appointed Barros over the objections of Osorno faithful and some of Chile's bishops, and then kept him there despite three years of protests. “We appreciate the gesture, but we don't know why they're coming,” Claret said. Over the past three years, Barros twice offered to resign but Francis twice refused to accept it, blaming the opposition to him on “stupid” ‘'leftists” in Osorno. Francis has admitted he made “grave errors in judgment” in the Barros case, but he blamed his missteps on a “lack of truthful and balanced information” that reached him. He hasn't revealed who provided him with the bad information. The pope is widely expected to accept Barros' resignation the third time around, along with the other Karadima-trained bishops and an unknown number of other diocesan bishops. Presumably, after meeting with Osorno's Catholic community, Scicluna and Bertomeu will be able to report back to Francis on the pastoral needs of the diocese and the profile of a new bishop.

Mormons Grapple with Race Decades After Ban On Black Leaders By Brady McCombs SALT LAKE CITY—The Mormon church on Friday will celebrate the 40th anniversary of reversing its ban on Black people serving in the lay priesthood, going on missions or getting married in temples, rekindling debate about one of the faith's most sensitive topics. The number of Black Mormons has grown but still only accounts for an estimated 6 percent of 16 million worldwide members. Not one serves in the highest levels of global leadership. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has worked to improve race relations, including calling out white supremacy and launching a new formal alliance with the NAACP, but some Black Mormons and scholars say discriminatory opinions linger in some congregations from a ban rooted in a belief that Black skin was a curse. In a 2013 essay, the church disavowed the reasons behind the ban and condemned all racism, saying the prohibition came during an era of great racial divide that influenced early church teachings. Blacks were always allowed to be members, but the nearly century-long ban kept them from participating in many important rituals. Scholars said the essay included the church's most comprehensive explanation for the ban and its 1978 reversal, which leaders say came from a revelation from God. But it didn't include an apology, leaving some unsatisfied. “A lot of members are waiting for the church just to say, ‘We were wrong,”' said Phylicia Norris-Jimenez, a 30-year-old Black Mormon and member of the grass-roots Black LDS Legacy Committee, group of women who are organizing a conference Saturday in Utah to honor the legacy of Black Mormon pioneers. Norris-Jimenez said non-Black church members still struggle with how to talk about the ban or understand the pain it causes. She said the anniversary celebration honors something that should have never existed but that it's a good gesture and hopefully leads to more discussions about race. A fellow group member, LaShawn Williams, said she finds comfort in her belief that the ban was a “policy of people, not a policy of God,” made during a racist time. She and her three children are the only Black members of her congregation in Orem, Utah, and she tries to talk about race issues regularly with the teenagers she teaches in Sunday school. Williams, an assistant professor in social work at Utah Valley University, would like an apology. “If we preach repentance, we should definitely embody it,” she said. The theme of the anniversary celebration in Salt Lake City is “Be one,” a reference to a Mormon scripture. Top church leaders will deliver a message, and Gladys Knight, one of the most famous Black Mormons, will perform. “This is a call to the entire church, and by extension, the entire world, to let go of prejudices and come together as one unified family,” said Ahmad Corbitt, a church employee who led the effort to organize the event. Corbitt declined to address a church apology, saying the faith is focused on a forward-looking approach to unity. Darius Gray, co-founder of the Genesis Group that supports Black Mormons, said the church and its doctrine aren't racist but racism lingers n Black Leaders, see page 8


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OPED Black Women Are Changing The Tide of American Politics By Jeffrey L. Boney

hasn’t had a Democratic governor since 2003. Last week, the world witnessed “I am a proud daughter of the something that had never been done Deep South,” Abrams stated during before in the history of politics in the her victory speech after winning the United States. Georgia Democratic gubernatorial Not only did Democratic voters in nomination. “To claim our victory, to Georgia elect a 44-year-old African write that next chapter and live those American candidate as the first- best lives, we have a lot of work to do. ever Black gubernatorial nominee in We have to reach out to those who the state, they also made history by do not believe their voices matter. electing the first Black woman to be a Who have been disappointed again major party nominee for governor in and again by promises made and the United States. never kept…With your help, we will That’s right—former Georgia register every last person we know.” House Minority Leader and attorney Abrams continued: “And we're Stacey Abrams soundly defeated her going to search out those we don't opponent, former State Rep. Stacey know yet and prove they matter to us, Evans, with an overwhelming 53 too…In the Book of Esther, there’s a percent landslide victory; Abrams verse that reminds us that we were won 76.5 born for such percent of a time as this. the vote And now is a compared time to defend to Evans’ our values and 23.5 percent. protect the A b r a m s vulnerable — will face off to stand in the against the gap and to lead winner of the the way…that Republican is what we will p r i m a r y continue to r u n o f f do—all the way election that to victory in Stacey Abrams will be held in November.” July between A victory by Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Abrams in November would truly be Casey Cagle and Secretary of State a game changer relative to politics, as Brian Kemp. we know it, in the Deep South and While much of the political across the country. conversation around the country Prior to 2003, no Republican has been focused on the success had ever served as governor in of women candidates as a whole, Georgia since Reconstruction. one of the primary reasons for Republican George "Sonny" Perdue Abrams’ dominant showing in the III changed that after he was elected Democratic primary was the high and then sworn in on January 13, turnout of Black voters, particularly 2003. Perdue served until 2011, and Black women voters. the governorship in Georgia has The convincing victory by Abrams, remained in Republican control ever a rising star in the Democratic Party, since. has created a significant amount Then, if you take a look at the rest of chatter in political circles about of the Deep South, which consists the growing success Black women of states like Texas, Alabama, South candidates are having across the Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas country, particularly in a deeply and Louisiana, each of those southern state like Georgia that states currently has a Republican

We have to reach out to those who do not believe their voices matter. Who have been disappointed again and again by promises made and never kept.

governor at the helm, with the exception of Louisiana, where former Democratic state legislator John Bel Edwards was sworn in as governor in 2016. Abrams has a chance to change the overall landscape of politics as we know it, but it will take more than having her name on the ballot as the Democratic nominee in Georgia to make that a reality—it will require engaging existing Black voters and focusing on getting newly registered Black voters to the polls in November. Abrams has adopted a strategy focused on registering new Black voters and engaging more Blacks to come out to the polls and vote in November 2018 than came out in 2014, when only 40 percent of African Americans went to the polls in Georgia, compared to roughly 48 percent of Whites. If recent history is any indication, the only way the tides will turn in the favorable direction Democrats hope for relative to the key gubernatorial seats that are up for grabs in battleground states this November, is if there is a heavy Black voter turnout—something the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has been focused on in 2018. The NNPA, a trade group that represents over 200 Black-owned media companies across the U.S., recently launched an initiative to encourage 5 million new, Black voters to register to vote before the midterm elections, with the hopes of ensuring candidates like Abrams cross the finish line victoriously. “The NNPA views the electoral victory of Stacey Abrams as the Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia as one of the most

important political advances for the interests of Black America, since President Barack H. Obama was elected,” said Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., president and CEO of the NNPA. “In particular, Black women are now the effective vanguard in statewide and local elections across the U.S. The win by Abrams in Georgia is also timely as the NNPA has called upon 5 million more Black Americans to register to vote before the November 2018 midterm elections.” Abrams will need that increase in Black voter turnout to add her name to the list of Black women, who are changing the landscape of politics across the country. According to a recent report by the Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Center for American Women and Politics titled “The Chisholm Effect: Black Women in American Politics 2018,” Black women only make up 3.6 percent of the U.S. Congress and less than one percent of statewide elected executive officials. Only 38 other Black women have served in Congress since Shirley Chisholm’s groundbreaking victory in 1968, when she became the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress. Relative to statewide elected executive offices, only three (3) Black women currently serve in a statewide office—Jenean Hampton

(R-Ky.), the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky; Sheila Oliver (D-N.J.), the Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey; and Denise Nappier (D-Conn.), the State Treasurer of Connecticut. Together, these women represent 4.2 percent (3 of 71) of all women statewide elected executive officials and 0.96 percent (3 of 312) of all statewide elected executive officials in the entire country. Going even further, only 12 Black women have ever held statewide elected executive office in just 11 out of the 50 states, and prior to Abrams’ historic quest to become the next governor of Georgia, no Black woman has ever been elected governor, let alone become the gubernatorial nominee of a major political party. Abrams may be just the person to change things. Abrams has become a major catalyst behind this exciting new trend of Black women running for office nationally, and a lot of her momentum should trickle down to other seats on a local level. The nation will see how powerful this momentum has become since Abrams’ historic victory on next Tuesday, June 5, when London Breed, the current president of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, will face off against seven other challengers in her quest to become the city’s first Black female mayor. Still, many of these Black women who decide to run for office need the support of the Democratic Party, who historically has a pretty dismal track record of providing support for African American candidates nationwide and at the local level. Maybe this time will be different. Time will tell. November to be exact. Stay tuned. This article was originally published at BlackPressUSA.com. Jeffrey L. Boney serves as Associate Editor and is an award-winning journalist for the Houston Forward Times newspaper. Jeffrey has been a frequent contributor on “The Nancy Grace Show” and “Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield.”

Racial Pedigree for Many ‘White Americans’ Is Extremely Problematic

By Oscar Blayton

In 1995, a journalist I know was interviewing the First Lady of Virginia, Susan Brown Allen, wife of the new governor at the time, George Allen. As related to me, Susan Allen began talking about her research into her ancestry with the aim of joining the Daughters of the American Revolution. When the reporter asked if the first lady had done any research on the governor’s family, there was a hesitant response. “You see,” the first lady explained, “George’s mother was born in Tunisia.” “In Africa?” the reporter responded, surprised. “No, in Tunisia.” Mrs. Allen answered. “Yes, in Africa,” the reporter said. The reporter’s take away from the conversation was very clear. George Allen’s mother was born in Africa, which made her “African.” And if George Allen’s mother was African, didn’t that make him an “African American?” Racial pedigree for many “white” Americans is extremely problematic. In the 1990s, when I was appointed by the court in Hampton, Va. to take depositions in divorce proceedings and recommend to the

more than three decades, but some die-hard white supremacist lawyers enjoyed having that language entered into the record for their white clients. My way of quashing this foolishness was to ask the person stating that both parties were members of the white race to prove that assertion. I would explain to the person claiming to be white that they had

court whether a divorce should be granted, racial pedigree was a sticky problem for some “white” people who had to give sworn testimony before me. Even though in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Loving v. Virginia that laws against interracial marriages were unconstitutional, many jurisdictions allowed parties to a divorce proceeding to swear that they were of the same race. This required under the old law to establish that the marriage had been legal in the first place. The logic was that if you had not been legally married, you could not be legally divorced and entitled to the rights that came with that. Keeping the assertion about race in the deposition testimony in the 1990s was legal nonsense because inter-racial marriages had been taking place legally in Virginia for

Given the “one drop rule,” no "white" person in America can prove he or she is not Black, or that he or she is white. 32 great-great-great-grandparents, and I would require them to identify all 32 and provide proof of the racial identity of all each of them. I would also explain to them that they were required to swear that their testimony was true to the best of their knowledge. And if they could not prove that they had knowledge as to the truth of their testimony, they would be swearing falsely. Given the “one drop rule,” no "white" person in America can prove he or she is not Black, or that

he or she is white. Whiteness is a state of mind (and it could be argued that it is a mental disorder). But it has been used to justify the unjust enrichment of one self-identified group of people over others. Race is ever present in the minds of Americans, whether in the minds of Black folks trying to survive in a racist society, or in the minds of white folk who selfidentify as being normative in our culture. But racial classifications have no function as an element of physical science. Humans have intermingled too thoroughly and for too long. As an example of this, it can be pointed out that while America is focused on the marriage of Prince Harry of England and Meghan Markle, one fact is being overlooked. Both Meghan and Harry have African ancestry. In 1995, PBS posted a report on its “FRONTLINE” website that documented that Queen Charlotte, Prince Harry’s ancestor, who was married to King George, III, the King of England during the American Revolution, was directly descended from Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a member of the “black branch of the Portuguese Royal House.” Admittedly there seven generations between Prince Harry and Queen Charlotte, but in

America, we have the one drop rule, which makes all these royals Black. Queen Charlotte’s lineage should not be startling given the long history of people with African Ancestry living in England. It has been documented that as early as 1511 a black trumpeter was paid to participate in a procession commemorating the birth of King Henry VIII’s only son. Throughout our history in America, there have been great efforts by some whites to ensure that Black folk are identified as the “other,” meaning not like white folk. But the truth of the matter is that there is no “other.” We are all connected by our humanity and a common ancestry that confounds notions of racial purity. And because there are no “others,” contrary to what white supremacists would have us believe, we must push back against the notion that whiteness and race are anything other than social constructs, engineered to enrich one group of self-identified individuals at the expense of those who are excluded from that group. Simply put, most, if not all, white folks are just passing. Oscar H. Blayton is a former Marine Corps combat pilot and human rights activist who practices law in Virginia.


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OPED Remembering the Very Courageous Dovey Johnson Roundtree By Marian Wright Edelman When Dovey Johnson Roundtree passed away on May 21 at age 104 our nation lost another far too unknown extraordinary groundbreaking Black woman leader. During World War II she was part of the first cohort of Black women admitted to the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Later she became one of the first women to be ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. Above all she was a pioneering Black woman lawyer in an era when neither Black nor women lawyers were welcome in many courtrooms. She was often forced to leave the building to use the restroom or eat during her trials. But she helped pave the way for other Black women lawyers who followed in her huge footprints seeking equal justice before the law for non-White and poor clients. Dovey Roundtree was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1914 in the Jim Crow South even before White women had the right to vote. Her family lived with her maternal grandfather, a minister, and her grandmother, who had only a third grade education but was a community and Black women’s club leader who was friends with Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Dr. Bethune was one of the role models who inspired Dovey to continue her education and she worked three jobs to put herself through the Black women’s Spelman College – our shared alma mater – where she graduated in 1938 with dual degrees in English and biology. She began her professional life as a teacher but within a few years took a job working for Dr. Bethune at the National Council of Negro Women in Washington, D.C. Dr. Bethune, who was working with First Lady

bus transportation by the Interstate Commerce Commission. One of her high-profile murder trials ended with the acquittal of a poor Black defendant, Raymond Crump Jr., who was wrongly accused of murdering Washington socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer. As her main caseload evolved from criminal law to family law Dovey Roundtree helped some of the same families she ministered to at Washington, D.C.’s Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, where she served for 35 years while practicing law. Though she never had birth children she later said she lost count of the number of children she took in and helped raise. She was a courageously fierce and effective child and family advocate in her professional and personal lives and broke down huge barriers for other Black women lawyers like me who did not have to face the same discrimination she did. But role models like her opened up new worlds of possibility and service and I am pleased that in her passing, younger generations can know of her great skills, courage, and persistence in the pursuit of justice for Black and poor people. In a letter commemorating the release of Dovey Roundtree’s

autobiography Justice Older Than the Law, First Lady Michelle Obama wrote: “Ms. Roundtree set a new path for the many women who have followed her and proved once again that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can help to turn the tides of history…. She has clearly demonstrated that even in the face of enormous challenges, an unblinking belief in equality and justice will spur real change. I am inspired by Ms. Roundtree, and I hope that her story continues to motivate all Americans to fight for our shared values. It is on the shoulders of people like Dovey Johnson Roundtree that we stand today, and it is with her commitment to our core ideals that we will continue moving toward a better tomorrow.” Dovey Roundtree is and should be an inspiration to all of us, especially young Black women.

First Lady Michelle Obama wrote: “Ms. Roundtree set a new path for the many women who have followed her and proved once again that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can help to turn the tides of history.

Eleanor Roosevelt to make sure the newly-created Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps would include Black women, encouraged her to take advantage of the new opportunity. Dovey Roundtree became a captain in the Corps, fighting segregation at every turn and traveling to recruit other Black women along the way. After the war she used the G.I. Bill to continue her education and was one of five women in her class at Howard University Law School. She knew a law degree would help her fight the daily discrimination she faced on a

much larger scale. For decades she was a fixture in Washington, D.C. courtrooms. One of her early cases with law partner Julius Robertson was representing Sarah Keys, a Black private in the Women’s Army Corps traveling in uniform on an interstate bus who was arrested for disorderly conduct after refusing to give up her seat to a White Marine, an experience Mrs. Roundtree herself had endured several years earlier. Their landmark victory led to the first ban on segregation in interstate

Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children's Defense Fund whose Leave No Child Behind is a mission to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. For more information, go to www. childrensdefense.org.

Redlining Settlement Fails to Provide Strong Penalties Other Actions Signal More Backward Turns on Fair Housing By Charlene Crowell For as long as many people of color can remember, succeeding generations have called for justice. Despite these age-old pleas, justice is not only elusive, but frustrating since the enactment of a series of civil rights laws. Despite federal guarantees of equal treatment, much of Black America experiences something short of what was promised. A recent settlement of a federal redlining lawsuit is yet another sign that justice is still being denied. Even worse, those entrusted in key federal agencies are willing to accept much less than what is fair or just. On January 13, 2017 and as one of the last cases brought under the Obama Administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued KleinBank, a lender in the Twin Cities’ metropolitan area with violations of both the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). The complaint said in part that from at least 2010 to 2015, “KleinBank’s discriminatory practices as described herein have been intentional and willful, and implemented with reckless disregard for the rights of individuals on the basis of their race and/or national origin.” The January 2017 lawsuit followed a near two-year DOJ investigation that uncovered illegal redlining in neighborhoods of color. Within the metro area, lending in 78 of 97 majority-minority census tracts were excluded by the bank. Further, as KleinBank expanded to add at least seven full-service branches since 2007, not one is in a community of color. Beyond a failure to serve all consumers, mortgage applications and approvals among consumers of

color were equally disturbing. Other metro lenders surpassed KleinBank by as large a ratio as five-to-one in serving consumers of color. For example, among the 5,837 singlefamily residential loan applications filed with KleinBank, only 1.06 percent – 62 – came from consumers of color. Of the bank’s approved 4,392 residential mortgages, only 51 were secured in neighborhoods of color. With these and other findings, DOJ’s complaint requested both monetary damages to those consumers who fell victim to these illegalities, and a civil penalty to vindicate the public interest. Yet on May 8 of this year when a settlement was reached with the current DOJ, there was no civil penalty or judicial oversight – two key elements in earlier settlements with similar charges. Among other requirements, a limited, three-year agreement authorized a $300,000

It has been 50 years and the Fair Housing Act still has not been fully implemented. Lisa Rice National Fair Housing Alliance loan subsidy fund to increase credit access in predominantly minority neighborhoods, as well as another $300,000 for credit repair initiatives, education, outreach and advertising that would include minority media. The settlement required the bank to redraw its Community Reinvestment Act assessment area. KleinBank also agreed to open a single branch in a neighborhood of color within the next year. According to the settlement, “The United States agrees to jointly

stipulate with KleinBank to the dismissal of the Civil Action. The parties agree and acknowledge that this consideration is adequate and sufficient.” Pardon me, but I respectfully disagree – and so do others who believe in fair lending. A lack of civil penalty coupled with a brief term of compliance does not bode well for fair or just lending. “The absence of a civil penalty is noteworthy and inconsistent with past redlining cases,” noted Melissa Stegman, a Senior Policy Counsel with the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). “Furthermore, unlike prior cases, the parties entered into a settlement agreement – not a consent order. A consent order is a more powerful vehicle in that it is subject to the judge’s approval. Also, with a court order, the court maintains supervision of the agreement. Arguably, it’s a stronger way to hold the bank accountable for meeting the terms of the settlement.” According to the original DOJ complaint the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

never conducted a redlining examination of the bank, nor did it comment on or approve the bank’s CRA assessment area. It is also noteworthy that earlier this month HUD announced it planned to seek public comment to revisit whether its 2013 rule known as ‘disparate impact’ was consistent with the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Until this rule was adopted in the previous administration, many entities argued in fair housing lawsuits that lenders never intended to discriminate in housing. Disparate impact theory focuses on the effects of practices that foster housing discrimination and was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. HUD’s interest in public comment in 2018 sets the stage for weakening or reversing the rule and is yet another rollback of Obama-era initiatives. Unfortunately, these kinds of fair lending concerns are experienced across the nation. In 2017, 28,843 housing-related complaints were reported, according to the National Fair Housing Alliance’s 2018 Fair Housing Trends Report. Of these

complaints, more than 70 percent were handled by private, nonprofit fair housing organizations. But the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charged with ensuring effective enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. Even so, HUD processed less than five percent of last year’s complaints – about 1,311. Further, DOJ brought only 41 cases from the 6,896 complaints forwarded by Fair Housing Assistance Program agencies. The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act is the nation’s most comprehensive mortgage lending report for its inclusion of data on lending by race and ethnicity. It too will be under review by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and appears to be in jeopardy. Currently, this annual report informs the housing industry as well as consumers as to remaining disparities and challenges. Without its detailed data, fair housing measures would be watered down. When government offices charged and entrusted to enforce laws fail to fulfill their full duties, laws enacted to end discrimination become meaningless. If HUD turns away from fair housing enforcement, as recent actions taken by the agency indicate, or DOJ settles for far less than the law allows or what has even occurred as precedent, none of us should stay silent in the face of these failures. “It has been 50 years and the Fair Housing Act still has not been fully implemented,” noted Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance. “We cannot build a thriving society as long as our nation is plagued by discrimination, segregation, and severe economic inequality.”


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HEALTH

Blacks Fare Surprisingly Well in Prostate Cancer Research By Lindsey Tanner Black men with advanced prostate cancer fared surprisingly well in two new studies that challenge current thinking about racial disparities in the disease.

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LACKS are more likely to get prostate cancer and to die from it than whites, but the new research suggests getting access to the same treatment may help balance the odds—even if it doesn't greatly extend life after cancer has spread. Given the same standard treatments, Blacks with advanced disease may do even better than whites, the studies suggest. Both were presented Friday at an American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago. The lead author of one study, Susan Halabi of Duke University, said the results “are contrary to the mainstream understanding” that Blacks fare worse than whites with prostate cancer. She said the analysis highlights the importance of minorities participating in medical studies. Her report pooled results from nine studies in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and focused on the more than 7,000 whites and 500 Blacks with advanced prostate cancer who had stopped responding to hormone therapy. Patients' average age was 69 and most had cancer that had spread to their bones. The men were all

treated with standard chemotherapy. The analysis found that Black men fared at least as well as whites, with both groups surviving almost two years after starting treatment. But researchers found a slight survival advantage for Black men—they were about 20 percent less likely than whites to die—when taking into account patients' individual characteristics including tumor type and levels of PSA, a blood protein that can be elevated in cancer. That Blacks may do even better underscores the need to dig deeper to find out why, said Halabi. It's possible Black men who enroll in prostate cancer studies are healthier than other patients or they might have biological differences that make them respond better to treatment, she said. The results suggest that access to care is key, said Dr. Richard Schilsky,

the society's chief medical officer. If men are diagnosed later and not treated as quickly or as well, “of course the outcomes are going to be worse,” he said. A separate, smaller study, led by Duke's Dr. Daniel George, compared the prostate cancer drug Zytiga with

The results suggest that access to care is key prednisone in 50 Blacks and 50 whites whose cancer had spread. The drug stopped cancer from spreading further for about 17 months on average in both groups. But declines in PSA levels, considered a promising sign, were greater in Black men. Blacks also had different side

effects—less high blood pressure but more trouble with low potassium levels. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Zytiga's maker, paid for the study but was not involved in the research. Genetic testing in the study found racial differences that might make Blacks respond better to Zytiga than whites, and the results suggest that the drug might have greater benefit if started earlier, before cancer has spread, George said. Dr. Robert Dreicer, an expert for the cancer group and University of Virginia cancer specialist, called the results thought-provoking and said additional research on genetic differences might lead to new, more effective treatments for Black men. Dr. Adam Murphy, a Northwestern University physician who studies racial disparities in prostate cancer, said some reasons for low Black enrollment in studies include poor

overall health, money and mistrust of the medical establishment. “We just need more patients enrolled,” Murphy said. Denial also leads some men to delay seeking any kind of treatment, but Westley Sholes, 78, a retired health care manager in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, said he decided to be proactive after his father was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Sholes says he asked his doctor to do repeat scans. Results from the first were suspicious and the second done three months later detected early cancer. That was 20 years ago; Sholes had surgery and is doing well. He credits good health insurance, excellent treatment and educating himself about the disease. “Of course I was scared,” Sholes said. “I had top-notch awareness and the awareness overrode the reluctance to do something.”

Study Finds Many Bullies Grow up to Be Badly-Behaved Adults A study published in School Psychology Review found that 30 percent of children admit to bullying others. In addition to potentially causing physical and psychological distress for their victims, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that children who bully others are more likely to engage in alcohol and/or drug abuse, physical violence, criminal activity, domestic violence, and other destructive behaviors. “While it is certainly important for parents to confront signs that their children are being bullied, it is equally important for parents to respond when it appears that their child is the aggressor,” says Dr. Michael Golinkoff of AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need. “Parents should make sure they understand the full picture before reacting. But if their child is at fault, they need to respond.” Dr. Golinkoff offers these

additional tips for parents who find • Develop clear, consistent rules that their child is the bully: and expectations for your child— • Ask your child—You should ask Whatever limits you place on your your child what they are saying or child, they should be unambiguous doing, to get their specific account of and strictly enforced. the situation. • Build on your child’s strengths • Spend and encourage more time with improvement on Parents should make sure your child— those positive they understand the full In addition to traits—Holding seeing exactly picture before reacting. But your child what your if their child is at fault, they accountable does child is saying not need to be need to respond. and doing to entirely negative. others, this will Look at your Dr. Michael Golinkoff also help you child’s strengths AmeriHealth Caritas understand and use those as why they may a foundation for be targeting improvement. others, and therefore get to the • Model the behavior and root causes of the problem. character traits you would like to • Hold your child accountable— see in your child—Children, even If your child is bullying others, older ones, are impressionable. Set you must confront it. Make sure a positive example for them. If they that your response holds the child see you demonstrating bully-like accountable but also is constructive, behaviors towards others, it will be and teaches them why the behavior harder to keep them from doing is unacceptable. likewise to their peers.

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Depression Philadelphia, Pa.—While it is common for everyone to feel down or sad at times, a person whose symptoms last for more than two weeks may be having a major depressive episode, according to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).1 An estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2016, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.2 The treatments for depression can vary and include medications, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. “Often the most difficult cases of depression can be effectively treated,” said Michael Golinkoff, Ph.D., M.B.A., president of PerformCare, a managed behavioral health organization and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. “However, the sooner the treatment can begin, the better it will work.” Someone may be experiencing depression and not realize they have it, as the symptoms vary. About 37 percent of adults with a major depressive episode did not receive treatment.3 It’s also important to point out that without proper treatment, the symptoms can get worse.4 According to SAMSHA, some of the warning signs of depression4 include • Sadness, anxiety, or feeling “empty” • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism, guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness • Fatigue or decreased energy level • Change in appetite • At the extreme, thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts. The warning signs of depression should never be ignored. Anyone with these symptoms should speak with their primary care provider or a behavior health specialist. Loved ones or friends who exhibit these symptoms should be encouraged to do the same. “If we feel physically ill we get medical treatment without giving it a second thought,” added Dr. Golinkoff. “We should think of mental illness in much the same way.”


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NEWS

Shoal Creek Still Landmark for Sports Civil Rights By Paul Newberry After finishing her round at Shoal Creek, Brittany Lincicome got a little history lesson.

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HE couldn't believe what she was hearing. Not so long ago, the ritzy club hosting this week's U.S. Women's Open saw nothing wrong with allowing only white, gentile men to join its membership rolls. Not so long ago, this lush spot nestled among the rolling hills southeast of Birmingham, Alabama, was a lightning rod in the struggle for civil rights in sports. “Oh my God, I can't believe that was still in 1990,” Lincicome said. “I mean, it doesn't feel like it was that long ago for that to still be happening.” Indeed, it's hard to fathom that less than three decades is all one needs to return to a time when it was still acceptable to host a major golf tournament while clinging to exclusionary membership policies based on race, sex or religion. But the 1990 PGA Championship at Shoal Creek helped to change all that, forcing the PGA Tour, PGA of America and other governing bodies to address the dark cloud hovering over their sport. Finally, they had to do the right thing. The impact of Shoal Creek has faded over time—hey, history isn't America's strong point—but it's worth remembering in a world where many of the same battles are still being fought, from quarterback Colin Kaepernick taking a knee to protest racial injustice to big-

Rev. Calvin Woods, Birmingham SCLC time golf clubs refusing to let go of the ludicrous notion that it's OK to restrict membership to men only. “You don't accomplish anything too worthwhile unless you get some type of resistance,” said the Rev. Calvin Woods, head of the Birmingham chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. “The sinner is always going to resist in some fashion.” Woods' late brother was the one who organized the protests against Shoal Creek. A longtime civil rights leader in Birmingham and Calvin's predecessor as the local SCLC president, the Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. simply couldn't let it pass when Shoal Creek founder Hall Thompson infamously declared in the lead-up

to the 1990 PGA Championship: “This is our home, and we pick and choose who we want.” “That was a stronghold,” Calvin Woods, now 84, said Friday when reached by phone. “A stronghold is anything holding strong. That was a social problem that affected a significant number of people, and something needed to be done about it. Some things can't keep passing by. You have to deal with it.” To that point, golf had done little to address its racial divide. The rich, white men running the sport saw nothing wrong with awarding one of their prized tournaments to a discriminatory club such as Shoal Creek, which first hosted the PGA Championship in 1984. They saw nothing wrong with the Masters

being held year after year at Augusta National, another club that had only white men as members. They saw nothing wrong with staging the Western Open, one of the oldest stops on the PGA Tour, at a Chicagoarea club that barred women. When Thompson's comments sparked Abraham Woods into action, the activist ran into plenty of opposition. Much of it, remarkably enough, from African-Americans, according to his brother. But Abraham Woods knew injustice for anyone was injustice for everyone. “There were some Blacks who said, ‘This is not going to profit us. We've got no money to join a club like that,”' Calvin Woods recalled. “But Abraham was concerned about all people. He was concerned about the poor trying to elevate. He wanted to give them the right and opportunity so that if they ever did have the money to get into these things, the door wouldn't be closed because of the color of their skin or their gender.” Woods barely nudged the door open in 1990. To fend off protesters and fleeing sponsors, Shoal Creek agreed to admit one African-American as an honorary member , Birmingham insurance executive Louis Willie. Then, as soon as the crowds and the cameras left, the club largely resumed business as usual, spurning any immediate chance to host additional majors. “It was just as I thought,” Abraham Woods would say a few years later . “They had a gun to their head. Once you remove the gun, they do nothing.” The change that Woods fought for

did come to golf. Too slow for his tastes, as is always the case with these sort of epic social shifts. And clearly, there's still plenty of work to be done. But Augusta National let in its first Black members shortly after the Shoal Creek protests. A few years ago, the home of the Masters finally opened its membership to women. Next year, it will host a women's amateur championship for the first time. Shoal Creek changed, too. The club now has members who are African-American, female and Jewish (notably, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who also was among the first women to join Augusta National). It hosted the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2008. A senior major called it home for five years. And now, it's got the U.S. Women's Open—its biggest event since that infamous PGA Championship. Neither of the protagonists from that not-so-long ago battle is around to see it. Abraham Woods died in 2008. Thompson followed him to the grave two years later. “It's a shame, obviously, that that was part of the history here,” said Australian Sarah Jane Smith, who was leading Friday after shooting her second straight 5-under 67. “But at the same time, they tried to make some changes after that. And I think the (1990 PGA) brought some light to that and hopefully made some great changes for the better and made it an all-inclusive place to be.” Shoal Creek was once a battleground. Going forward, let it be a reminder of all that's worth fighting for.

Your child’s dreams are like stars: If he chooses them as his guides, he can reach his destiny.

BORN TO BE GREAT By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school. Previously, courses teaching higher-order thinking skills like critical thinking and problem solving were reserved for the economically advantaged and “gifted and talented.”

The federal government has a responsibility to invest in the success of every student. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that acquisition of those higher-order thinking skills be the standard for every student but your involvement is needed to make those requirements realities. To learn more about ESSA and how you can get involved, visit www.nnpa.org/essa. Made possible by a grant from the

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NEWS U.S. Senator Refused Entry to Facility Holding Migrants’ Kids By Andrew Selsky A United States senator tried to enter a federal facility in Texas where immigrant children are being held, but police were summoned and he was told to leave. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s attempt late Sunday to enter the facility, and his request to speak to a manager, comes amid a national debate over the practice of separating families caught crossing the border illegally. A spokeswoman for the federal agency that is caring for the children accused the senator of grandstanding. The children are being held in Brownsville, a city along the

Mexican border, said Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon who live-streamed his arrival there on Facebook. He said no member of Congress has visited the facility, and that because U.S. citizens were financing it, he and the press should be able to see what conditions are like inside. The facility, run by a contractor, is in a former Wal-Mart with blacked-out windows. “Every American citizen has a stake in how these children are being treated and how this policy is being enacted,” Merkley said. He said a new policy under President Donald Trump is “ripping away” children from immigrant families who have entered the country illegally or

are seeking asylum here. A supervisor, who finally emerged from the building, told Merkley he was not allowed to make any statements. He gave the senator a phone number of the public affairs office in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. Meanwhile, Brownsville police had shown up. One asked Merkley for his name and birth date. Merkley provided the information, and then tried to explain to the officer why he had come to the facility. “The children who were previously kept with their families, under a new policy just implemented by

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the attorney general, are being separated from their families and warehoused here,” Merkley told the police officer. “And the attorney general’s team, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, they don’t want anyone to know about what’s going on behind these doors.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced a new “zero-tolerance policy” in which it will press criminal charges against all people crossing the border illegally, even if they have few or no previous offenses. More children are expected to be separated from their parents as a result. It was out of concerns for “the safety, security and dignity of the children” that the senator was barred entry into the Brownsville facility, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families said in an email. “No one who arrives unannounced at one of our shelters demanding access to the children in our care will be permitted, even those claiming to be U.S. Senators,” said the statement from Victoria Palmer.

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in the faith as it does in society. He said he's been plagued by calls from Mormons concerned about how they're being treated, which he attributes to a rise in racism in the U.S. since President Donald Trump was elected. He said he wouldn't be opposed to an apology for the ban but that he's more interested in helping the faith make progress in rooting out racism. Gray, who helped plan Friday's event, said it's a step toward healing. “An apology is here today and gone tomorrow,” Gray said. “More significant is what an organization does long term. The LDS church has been moving forward and changed its paradigm in massive ways.” The Utah-based church doesn't provide ethnic or racial breakdowns of its members, but independent Mormon researcher Matt Martinich said those of primarily African descent account for about 6 percent of worldwide members. In the U.S., Blacks account for about 1 to 3 percent of 6.6

million Mormons, according to Pew Research Center surveys done in the last two decades. It's not the only faith that struggles with a lack of Black members in its U.S. congregations: The United Methodist Church, Catholic Church and Judaism also have similarly low rates, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center study. Mormons probably shouldn't wait for a rare apology from church leaders, said W. Paul Reeve, a Mormon studies professor at the University of Utah. The church seems to be trying to walk a tight rope by disavowing past beliefs while not apologizing for the ban to avoid members questioning other doctrine they think should be changed, he said. “What else are they wrong about? Are they wrong about gay marriage? Are they wrong about female ordination?” Reeve said. “If they got race and the priesthood wrong, what else could they be wrong about? I think that's part of the fear.”

closed early, not because of irregularities but because everyone had voted. Kennedy won on the strength of Mexican-American and Black voters. In the Embassy Room, Kennedy thanked supporters, including United Farm Worker co-founder Dolores Huerta. After his victory speech, Huerta tried to usher Kennedy to another room where mariachis were waiting to play for the victorious candidate. Kennedy walked downstairs and decided to go through a hotel kitchen and meet with reporters waiting on the other side. In the kitchen, Kennedy raced through and waved to kitchen staff. Then, he saw Romero. Did he remember him from the day before? Romero stuck out his hand and Kennedy stopped to shake it. During that brief pause, a man ran toward Kennedy and opened fire. Several men, including Olympic gold medalist Rafer Johnson and Los Angeles Rams football player Roosevelt Grier, jumped on the gunman. Romero ran to Kennedy. News photographers captured pictures of Romero next to the bloodied Kennedy—images that would be seen all over the world. “Is everybody OK?” Kennedy asked. Yes, he said.

“Everything will be OK,” Kennedy said before losing consciousness. Romero put a rosary in Kennedy's hand. Wife Ethel Kennedy—at the time pregnant with their 11th child—ran to her injured husband and pushed Romero away. Romero turned and saw a group of men punching the gunman. “I felt my hand making a fist to join in,” Romero said. “Then I thought, what's the point?” The next day, Robert F. Kennedy, the man who had excited Latino, Black, poor and anti-Vietnam War voters, was dead at the age of 42. Dawn Porter, who directed “Bobby Kennedy for President,” said it was an honor to speak to Romero and allow him to share his story for the Netflix documentary. He opened up upon meeting Kennedy aide Paul Schrade, who was wounded in the attack, for the first time in decades. The two shared their emotional memories. “We just pointed the camera and let the two of them talk,” Porter said. “It was powerful.” Conspiracy theorists later would accuse Romero of being a plant to help kill Kennedy. Others criticized him for being selfish for wanting to shake hands with Kennedy again. Those charges used to hurt Romero, who now lives in San Jose, California, and works as a concrete and asphalt paver. He has visited the grave of Robert F. Kennedy with his daughter Elda Romero at the Arlington National Cemetery. He's still angry that Kennedy never had the opportunity to lead the fractured nation and tackle poverty and discrimination. Romero, after 50 years, has accepted his place in history, even though he wished no one knew his name. “People often say I was at the right place at the right time.” Romero said. Then after a long moment of silence said, “No, the right place at the right time would have been me ... taking that bullet.”

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ACROSS 1. Diner staples 6. Attorneys' org. 9. "____ farewell," past tense 13. Fully informed 14. Got a blue ribbon 15. ˜ 16. Short version 17. Geisha's sash 18. City-like 19. *"Father's Day" (1997) star 21. *Actual day for dad 23. Center of activity 24. Dried-up 25. Joe Louis' punch 28. Spiritless 30. Eggnog spice 35. Tangerine/grapefruit hybrid 37. Home to China 39. *Mercer Ellington's dad played it 40. Old paint hazard 41. Canada's favorite tree 43. Japanese restaurant staple 44. Garment insert 46. 2nd word in fairytale 47. Outback birds 48. Capital of Canada 50. Largest volcano in Europe 52. "I can ____ clearly now..." 53. Affirm with confidence 55. Last month 57. Rainy season streambeds, in Africa 60. *Kirk Douglas' son 64. Wrinkle-prone fabric 65. Declare 67. Blood line 68. Medicinal house plants 69. Rocker Adam 70. Hipbone-related 71. Chowder protein 72. Kum Ba ____ 73. This and desist DOWN 1. *Dad to J. Lo's twins 2. Pitcher

3. Like a doily 4. Spam destination? 5. Anatomical partition 6. Military no-show 7. *Ziggy Marley's father 8. Liquorice flavor 9. Charlie "____" Parker 10. Jessica ____ of "Dark Angel" 11. June 6, 1944 12. Literary "even" 15. Adjust, as in piano 20. Perpendicular to the keel 22. Coffin alternative 24. His buddy was Gilligan 25. *Enrique Iglesias' father 26. ____ provocateur 27. "____ from the past" 29. *Isaac's firstborn 31. *Most precious gift? 32. Disfigures

33. Follow as a consequence 34. One in a gaggle 36. It comes to mind 38. Loads 42. Tedium 45. Mark and Shania 49. Reverential salutation 51. Greek poetry meter 54. Bacon piece 56. Oar holder 57. *Jaden Smith's father 58. Dwarf buffalo 59. Hold as a conviction 60. Bigfoot, e.g. 61. "Si, mi chiamo Mimi," La Bohème 62. Greek Hs 63. Add booze 64. Lake in Provence 66. Nurses' org.

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you personally,” Romero said. Then came the day Romero met Kennedy. The day before the California primary, Kennedy and his aides ordered room service at the Ambassador Hotel. Romero was on duty and came into the room with a group of other busboys. He saw Kennedy toward the back—one hand held a curtain and the other gripped a phone. Kennedy put down the phone and waved Romero to come forward. “All I remember was that I kept staring at him with my mouth open,” Romero said. Kennedy grabbed Romero's hand with both hands and said, “thank you.” For a moment, there was silence. “I will never forget the handshake and the look ... looking right at you with those piercing eyes that said, ‘I'm one of you. We're good,”' Romero said. “He wasn't looking at my skin, he wasn't looking at my age ... he was looking at me as an American.” The busboy walked out of Kennedy's room with complete happiness. Nothing would stop him from pursuing his dreams, Romero felt. “Now, they call it swagger,” he said. “I had no doubt that I had just met the next president of the United States.” The next day, voters went to the polls. In some East Los Angeles precincts, polls

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NEWS Gen Z Drivers Help Make Subcompact Utility the Fastest-Growing Auto Segment The music is different and fashion senses change. But when it comes to driving, the young adults who make up Gen Z—people born after 1995—share plenty with their parents and grandparents. They love SUVs.

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EN Z makes up more than one-quarter of the U.S. population. Nearly one-third have reached driving age and are already having an impact on the auto industry. Despite their reputation for being a ride-share-loving generation, 92 percent own or plan to own a vehicle—according to a 2016 study by KBB/Autotrader. As to what type of vehicle today’s youngest drivers covet, many are already shifting away from oncepopular subcompact cars and gravitating toward the still-young subcompact SUV segment. Erich Merkle, Ford U.S. sales analyst, projects that U.S. sales of subcompact SUVs among 18- to 24-year-olds will surpass those of subcompact cars by as early as next year. “Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials—everybody wants their SUV, and Gen Z is no different,” Merkle said. “As more new small SUVs like Ford EcoSport become available, you’ll see the subcompact SUV segment continue to climb as a popular new car of choice for firsttime buyers.” Just four years ago, 18- to 24-year-olds in the United States purchased 8,121 subcompact cars and only 443 subcompact SUVs. In 2017, that same age group purchased 3,981 subcompact cars and 2,840 subcompact SUVs—a 541 percent spike for subcompact

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SUVs. Ford EcoSport, which reached North American showrooms earlier this year as the newest entry in the field, is now one of nine vehicles competing in the fast-growing subcompact SUV space. Fuelefficient and with the cargo space young drivers desire, EcoSport comes at a price many Gen Z consumers can consider over the traditional usedcar route for their first ride. Available for a starting price under $20,000*, EcoSport is equipped with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine and returns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined rating and a range of up to 381 miles per tankful. “I’d never heard of EcoSport, but I

loved it the minute I saw it,” said Kelly Oswald, 19, one of the first EcoSport owners in the United States. “I went in looking to buy a used car. I didn’t expect there to be an affordable option to buy a new car.” Oswald, a suburban Baltimore college student, represents Gen Z drivers who have discovered the growing number of subcompact SUV offerings. In 2017, 11.3 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds who purchased a new SUV purchased a subcompact one—up from 2 percent five years earlier. Subcompact SUV designers and engineers strive to include more features Gen Z drivers not only want but expect. Nearly every subcompact

SUV makes available in-vehicle Wi-Fi, multiple charging ports and smartphone app-compatible entertainment systems. EcoSport is available with those and other features such as compatibility with popular tech products like Amazon Alexa®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®. Available FordPass™ provides remote access through a smartphone app, plus an 8-inch capacitive touch screen is offered. EcoSport is also available with a B&O Play® premium audio system and SiriusXM® satellite radio. “To Gen Z buyers, connectivity is everything,” said Karen Sullivan, Ford EcoSport brand marketing

Records: DNA from Tissue Led to Golden State Killer Arrest

SACRAMENTO—DNA from a tissue left in a trash can led authorities in April to arrest a former police officer suspected of being California's notorious, elusive Golden State Killer, according to warrants released last week. Documents released by a judge at the request of news outlets detail the case Sacramento County sheriff 's investigators pieced together to obtain arrest and search warrants for 72-year-old Joseph DeAngelo, who is facing murder charges in multiple counties. DeAngelo is suspected of committing at least a dozen killings and roughly 50 rapes in the 1970s and ‘80s. The documents also offer a window into the crimes that terrorized California. After investigating for more than 40 years, police zeroed in on DeAngelo by using genealogical websites to identify potential relatives of the killer based on DNA collected at a crime scene. Investigators used DNA from a semen sample collected at the double murder of Lyman and Charlene Smith in 1980 in Ventura County to find one of DeAngelo's relatives and eventually the suspect himself, according to the warrants. After identifying DeAngelo as a suspect, investigators followed him to a store outside Sacramento and took a swab from the door handle of a car he exited. That sample didn't immediately lead to an arrest. The use of so-called “touch DNA”—collected when only a few

human cells are left behind when days later and has since been someone touches an object—has charged with 12 counts of murder in raised controversy among forensic Sacramento, Ventura, Santa Barbara experts. and Orange counties. Prosecutors T h r e e haven't yet days later, decided where A piece of tissue plucked i nve s t i g ators he'll be tried. collected trash Investigators from the trash proved to be from cans have searched the piece of evidence they left outside DeAngelo's needed to obtain an arrest DeAngelo's house, vehicles home in and storage warrant. Citrus Heights, locker, as well California. as his computer A piece of tissue plucked from and cellphone. It's not clear what was the trash proved to be the piece of recovered from DeAngelo because a evidence they needed to obtain an judge ruled that those records should arrest warrant, according to the remain sealed. documents. Authorities said the Golden DeAngelo was arrested several State Killer stole dozens of rings,

watches, cufflinks and tie pins over the years that detectives hoped to find, along with an odd assortment of items including women's purses, cameras, jewelry made from coins, china, a clock radio and a wooden bowl. He also took drivers' licenses, photographs and other identification from his victims, according to the documents. Detectives also hoped the killer might have kept three blunt objects containing blood, tissue and hair from four victims who were beaten to death. One of the weapons is described as “possibly a metal sprinkler head.” The heavily redacted affidavits show a chilling pattern of behavior. Neighbors reported numerous silent or lewd phone calls before the double murder of Brian and Katie Maggiore in Sacramento in 1978. A 25-year-old woman in the neighborhood reported finding shoeprints outside her bedroom window and drawings in what appeared to be bodily fluids, according to the affidavit. The Maggiores were shot while on a walk one evening. The attacker then fled, running through multiple neighbors' yards. To one, he said, “excuse me, I'm trespassing,” the documents state. The killer was prone to “explosive violence” when cornered and, once confronted by police or neighbors, he tended to never again attack within that same jurisdiction, the documents said. Descriptions provided by those neighbors helped investigators draw their first composite sketch of the killer.

manager. “Their car serves as an extension of their phone and their home, and we’re seeing an exciting response from these young customers to our all-new EcoSport.” Boasting the cargo space Gen Z drivers can’t get in subcompact and compact cars, EcoSport delivers 50 cubic feet behind the front row— nearly double the 25.4 cubic feet of a Fiesta hatchback. EcoSport offers 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row—much greater than the 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space in a Focus sedan, the 12.8 cubic feet of trunk space in a Fiesta sedan and the 14.9 cubic feet of cargo space in a Fiesta hatchback.

Clint Eastwood Begins Production on ‘The Mule' BURBANK—Filming is underway on Clint Eastwood's next feature film, a drama titled "The Mule," in which he stars and directs, Warner Bros. Pictures announced Monday. The project, which Eastwood is also co-producing, marks the 88-year- old Oscar winner's first time on both sides of the camera since 2009's "Gran Torino." Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job as a driver and finds himself working as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. The octogenarian drug mule does so well that his cargo increases exponentially, and he is assigned a handler while also coming under the radar of a hard-charging DEA agent on his trail. Bradley Cooper, who stars as the government drug agent, received his most recent Oscar nominations for his work with Eastwood, acting in and producing "American Sniper." Eastwood's daughter in the film is played by his 46-yearold real-life daughter, Alison Eastwood. The cast also includes Laurence Fishburne, Michael Pea, Dianne Wiest, Taissa Farmiga and Ignacio Serricchio. Eastwood is directing from a screenplay by Nick Schenk ("Gran Torino"). The film will be shooting primarily in Georgia and New Mexico, according to Warner Bros.


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NEWS Licking Cancer: U.S. Postal Stamp Helped Fund Key Breast Study By Marilynn Marchione

for a cause—when Congress passed a measure enabling it CHICAGO—Countless and then-President Bill Clinbreast cancer patients in the ton signed it into law in 1997. future will be spared millions It was first issued in 1998 and of dollars of chemotherapy has been reissued multiple thanks in part to something times since, and has raised that millions of Americans more than $86 million for did that cost them just penbreast cancer research. nies: bought a postage stamp. It shows a woman with Proceeds from the U.S. an arm raised, in a position Postal Service’s breast cancer meant to portray breast selfstamp put researchers over examination. the top when they were trying When first issued, it cost to get enough money 40 cents instead of the to do the landmark usual 34. The extra study published on 6 cents went for reSunday that showed search—70 percent to genetic testing can the Cancer Institute reveal which women and 30 percent to the with early-stage breast Department of Decancer need chemo fense. and which do not. Over the years, the “Finding the monCancer Institute has —Dr. Otis Brawley, American ey to do this was very, used its $59.8 million Cancer Society very difficult. They rein proceeds for studies ally had to pass the hat trying to improve early around,” said Dr. Otis detection and to deterBrawley, chief medical officer $4,000 per person. mine which cancers are most of the American Cancer SoThe stamp was the na- dangerous and need heaviest ciety, who had no role in the tion’s first “semipostal”—a treatment and which are less study but is familiar with its U.S. Postal Service stamp sold so. funding history. Without the at a surcharge to raise money The two most recent stud-

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stamp money, the study may never have been done, he said. The National Cancer Institute sponsored the study, along with several foundations. A key part—the initial $4.5 million of the cancer institute’s $36 million contribution—came from the stamp, said Dinah Singer, who is involved in the institute’s use of stamp proceeds. The money was used to pay for the gene test, which costs more than

“You’re never going to see these kinds of trials from the drug companies.”

ies it is funding look at tomosynthesis—a newer breast imaging technique—versus standard-of-care 3D mammograms, and research on whether weight loss impacts breast cancer treatment and outcomes. “I think it’s been well spent,” Singer said of the stamp proceeds. The study published on Sunday, on which early-

stage breast cancer patients can forgo chemo, is by far the most impactful so far. “We just cannot afford to do these large clinical studies anymore. You’re never going to see these kinds of trials from the drug companies,” because what is being tested might result in less use of their products, Brawley said.

SACRAMENTO—The California Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that sets minimum standards for local law enforcement agencies updating or adopting hate crime policies. The bill, which passed 67-0 Monday, would require those agencies to include in their policies that officers work to prevent, respond to and report hate crimes. The lawmakers’ action comes after state auditors announced California is underreporting hate crimes to the FBI, the Legislature and the public. An audit released Thursday said local law enforcement agencies lack adequate policies and training. Auditors found agencies they reviewed underreported hate crimes by about 14 percent. Reported hate crimes in California increased by over 20 percent from 2014 to 2016. Hate crimes are defined as those targeting victims for an element of their identity, such as race or religion.

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STREET SWEEPING SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF COMPTON The City of Compton is soliciting proposals for street sweeping services covering all dedicated streets and alleys within the City of Compton. Proposals will be received in the office of the City Clerk, City of Compton, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California, 90220 until 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 7, 2018. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. All proposals must be clearly marked, “PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE STREET SWEEPING SERVICES IN THE CITY OF COMPTON – DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL” and shall be delivered during the business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, except holidays, to the City Clerk’s office. Submit an original and four (4) copies of your service proposal and one digital copy on CD or USB drive. It should be understood that the final annual costs will be as negotiated with the City. As part of the proposal please indicate the unit costs that are associated with each phase. All submitted proposals will be reviewed and analyzed by City staff and the proposal which best meets the City’s needs will be selected for further analysis and negotiation. The City of Compton proposes to enter into an Agreement for a three (3) year term. The City of Compton reserves the right, in its sole discretion during this selection process, to reject any or all proposals or any portion without exception or explanation. Parties interested in obtaining a Request for Proposal (RFP) package should check on the City’s website at www. comptoncity.org on June 17, 2018 or contact the: Public Works Department City of Compton 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton, CA 90220 (310) 605-5505 S U B M I T T A L DEADLINE To be considered, proposals must be submitted no later than Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to the City Clerk’s Office, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue,

Compton, California, 90220. Postmarks will not be accepted. The City may extend the deadline at its option. During this period of restricted contact, any attempt by a proposing firm, its representative or agent to contact, lobby, or make a representation to a member of the City Council, or any other official, employee, or agent of the City will be grounds for disqualification. Alita Godwin City Clerk Publish: 5/16/18 5/23/18 5/30/18 6/06/18

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Any questions should be directed to: John Strickland Jr., Project Manager Office Phone: 310.605.5505 Email: jstrickland@ comptoncity.org Sincerely, Alita Godwin City Clerk PUBLISH: May 23, 2018 May 30, 2018 June 6, 2018 June 13, 2018

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CITY OF COMPTON REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND STREET LIGHTING MAINTENANCE SERVICES The City of Compton Public Works Department is soliciting a Request for Proposals (RFP) from contractors to provide services to be perform on the City’s Traffic Signal and Street Lighting Maintenance Services within the City limits. This RFP describes the proposal format, submittal requirements, preliminary scope of services, project schedule, the minimum information that must be included in the proposal, and the selection process. Failure to submit the Proposal in accordance with the procedures outlined shall be cause for disqualification. Requirements for this RFP will be available on the City’s website at www.comptoncity.org by May 24, 2018. In order to be considered in the selection process, interested parties shall submit 5 copies and one copy on CD or USB drive of their Proposal no later than 3:00 PM, June 25, 2018 to: City of Compton City Clerk’s Office 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton, CA 90220 Attention: Mr. John Strickland Jr., Project Manager

SchId:71134 AdId:23722 CustId:677 -----------REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TO PERFORM SEWER SYSTEM CLEANING and VIDEO INSPECTION SERVICES and ONCALL SEWER SERVICE IN THE CITY OF COMPTON, CALIFORNIA The City of Compton Public Works Department is soliciting a Request for Proposals (RFP) from contractors to provide services to be perform on the City’s sewer collection system within the City limits. This RFP describes the proposal format, submittal requirements, preliminary scope of services, project schedule, the minimum information that must be included in the proposal, and the selection process. Failure to submit the Proposal in accordance with the procedures outlined shall be cause for disqualification. Requirements for this RFP will be available on the City’s website at www.comptoncity.org by May 24, 2018. In order to be considered in the selection process, interested parties shall submit 5 copies and one copy on CD or USB drive of their Proposal no later than 3:00 PM, June 25, 2018 to: City of Compton City Clerk’s Office 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton, CA 90220 Attention: Mr. John Strickland Jr., Project Manager

Late proposals will not be accepted. Any questions should be directed to: John Strickland Jr., Project Manager Office Phone: 310.605.5505 Email: jstrickland@ comptoncity.org Sincerely,

Alita Godwin City Clerk PUBLISH: May 23, 2018 May 30, 2018 June 6, 2018 June 13, 2018 SchId:71191 AdId:23744 CustId:314 -----------APN: 6141-005-027 TS No: CA0800040114-1 TO No: 1579981 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d) (1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED November 15, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM, behind the fountain located in the Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on November 29, 2006 as Instrument No. 20062639329, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by ROBERT LAMONT JOHNSON, A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE E L E C T R O N I C REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for WMC MORTGAGE CORP. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1803 WEST 163RD STREET, COMPTON, CA 90220 The undersigned Trustee

disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $269,911.13 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also

be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call In Source Logic at 702659-7766 for information regarding the Trustee's Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0800040114-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: May 17, 2018 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08000401-14-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-2528300 TDD: 866-6604288 Myron Ravelo, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www. insourcelogic.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: In Source Logic AT 702-659-7766 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. ISL Number 41519,

Pub Dates: 05/23/2018, 05/30/2018, 06/06/2018, THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71213 AdId:23751 CustId:669 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SARAH M. MANNING Case No. 18STPB03444 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SARAH M. MANNING A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Ruben Bryant, Jr. in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Ruben Bryant, Jr. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on June 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 29 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal

delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: KRISHNA R MALHOTRA ESQ SBN 113479 MALHOTRA & MALHOTRA 7847 E. FLORENCE AVE. SUITE 111 DOWNEY CA 90240 CN949447 MANNING May 23,30, Jun 6, 2018 SchId:71234 AdId:23759 CustId:65 -----------NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR CATCH BASIN MAINTENANCE SERVICES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Compton will receive proposals from qualified catch basin maintenance companies for the maintenance of approximately 1,782 catch basins within the City limits. Proposals will be received in the office of the City Clerk, City of Compton, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California, 90220 until 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. All proposals must be clearly marked, “PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE CATCH BASIN MAINTENANCE SERVICES IN THE CITY OF COMPTON – DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL” and shall be delivered during the business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, except holidays, to the City Clerk’s office. Submit one original, four (4) copies, and one copy on CD or USB drive of your maintenance proposals. It should be understood that the final annual costs will be as negotiated with the City. All submitted

proposals will be reviewed and analyzed by City staff and the proposal which best meets the City’s need (s) will be selected for further analysis and negotiation. The City of Compton proposes to enter into an Agreement for a (3) three year term. The City of Compton reserves the right, in its sole discretion during this selection process, to reject any or all proposals or any portion without exception or explanation. Parties interested in obtaining a Request for Proposal (RFP) package should obtain the information from the City’s website at www. comptoncity.org. S U B M I T T A L DEADLINE To be considered, proposals must be submitted no later than Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to the City Clerk’s Office, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California, 90220. Postmarks will not be accepted. The City may extend the deadline at its option. ALITA GODWIN CITY CLERK Publish: 05/30 05/30/18 06/06/18/18 06/06/18 SchId:71238 AdId:23761 CustId:314 -----------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. 129021 Title No. 95515593 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/17/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06/21/2018 at 9:00 AM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 02/08/2007, as Instrument No. 20070275455, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, executed by Rodney Elpheage, Sr. and Yurellyn Elpheage, Husband and Wife as Joint Tenants, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST


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LEGAL BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States), Doubletree Hotel Los AngelesNorwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 Vineyard Ballroom. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, described as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 4010-031004 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 8319 South 3rd Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90305 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $388,394.31 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Dated: 5/24/2018 THE MORTGAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana Durham/Authorized Signature 27455 TIERRA ALTA WAY, STE. B, TEMECULA, CA 92590 (619) 465-8200 FOR TRUSTEE'S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (800) 280-2832 The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC. may be attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and

date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 280-2832 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site -www.Auction.comfor information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case: 129021. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. A-4659118 05/30/2018, 06/06/2018, 06/13/2018 SchId:71267 AdId:23773 CustId:64 -----------Title Order No. 05935330  Trustee Sale No. 82816  Loan No. 399158851  APN 6140-020-015 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/27/2017. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 6/20/2018 at 10:30 AM, CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 7/27/2017 as Instrument No. 20170845348 in book N/A, page N/A of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: JOHN A. LEDAY, A WIDOWER , as Trustor THAM DANG, TRUSTEE OF THE FIDELITY ONE INVESTMENT TRUST DATED 09-22-14 , as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766, NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE – continued all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described the land therein: Lot 68 of Tract No. 13377, in the City of Compton, County of Los Angeles, State of California, as per Map recorded in Book 385, Pages 30 and 31 of Maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2600 WEST CLAUDE STREET COMPTON, CA 90220. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit $279,397.60 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election of

Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 5/23/2018 CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST, as Trustee 8190 EAST KAISER BLVD., ANAHEIM HILLS, CA 92808 PHONE: 714-2832180 FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION LOG ON TO: www. stoxposting.com CALL: 844-477-7869 PATRICIO S. INCE’, VICE PRESIDENT CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. “NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed or trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 844-477-7869, or visit this internet Web site www. stoxposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 82816. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.” CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS Attn: Teri Snyder 8190 East Kaiser Blvd. Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 SchId:71270 AdId:23774 CustId:670 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MILDRED LEE SIMON Case No. 18STPB04585 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MILDRED LEE SIMON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Monique R. Simon in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Monique R. Simon be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice

to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on June 14, 2018 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 4 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Monique R. Simon MONIQUE R SIMON 16508 S THORSON AVE COMPTON CA 90221 CN949703 SIMON May 30, Jun 6,13, 2018 SchId:71288 AdId:23780 CustId:65 -----------T.S. No. 17-46594 APN: 6141-023-008 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/25/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: JULIANA MOORE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVE Deed of

Trust recorded 11/1/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2424805 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale:6/20/2018 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: B y the fountain located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $266,395.79 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1404 SOUTH DWIGHT AVENUE COMPTON, CA 90220 Described as follows: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust A.P.N #.: 6141-023008 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 848-9272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub. com, using the file number assigned to this case 1746594. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Dated: 5/25/2018 LAW OFFICES OF LES ZIEVE, as Trustee 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606 For NonAutomated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 For Sale Information: (714) 848-9272 www. elitepostandpub.com __________ Andrew Buckelew, Trustee Sale Assistant THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION

WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE EPP 25609 Pub Dates 05/30, 06/06, 06/13/2018 SchId:71300 AdId:23784 CustId:108 -----------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 00000006308332 Title Order No.: 7301610326-70 FHA/VA/PMI No.: 1974285064703 A T T E N T I O N RECORDER: THE F O L L O W I N G REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/21/2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 06/08/2009 as Instrument No. 20090847874 , DEFAULT JUDGMENT RECORDED 3/28/2018 AS DOCUMENT# 20180296854 TO CORRECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION of official records in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: JORGE CHAVEZ, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 07/19/2018 TIME OF SALE: 9:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: DOUBLETREE HOTEL LOS ANGELESNORWALK, 13111 SYCAMORE DRIVE, NORWALK, CA 90650. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 304 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE, COMPTON, CALIFORNIA 90220 APN#: 6142-004-044 The land referred to in this Report is situated in the City of Compton, County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is described as follows:Lot(s) 6 and 7 in Block D of Tract No. 6627, in the City of Compton, County of Los Angeles, State of California, as per Map recorded in Book 71 Page(s) 64 and 65 of Maps, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County. Except therefrom the Southerly 7 feet of Lot 6 of said Tract. Also except therefrom OneTwelfth of all minerals and rights, in relation thereto including all oil, gas, asphaltum and other hydrocarbon substances, as reserved in the Deed from Capital Co., recorded August 23, 1938, in Book 15960, Page(s) 210, Official Records. APN: 6142-004-044 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $219,947.16. The beneficiary under said

Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 00000006308332. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL:AUCTION.COM, LLC 800-280-2832 www. auction.com BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP as Trustee 20955 Pathfinder Road, Suite 300 Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (866) 795-1852. Dated: 05/30/2018 BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER TREDER and WEISS, LLP IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A-4659348 06/06/2018, 06/13/2018, 06/20/2018 SchId:71335 AdId:23793 CustId:64 -----------NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (U.C.C. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24074 et seq.) Escrow No. 204748AY Notice is hereby given that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers, and business address of the Seller/Licensee are: LEE OH INDEPENDENT GROUP INC. 420 S LONG BEACH BLVD., COMPTON, CA 90221 The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller is: The business is known as: LA PREMIER MARKET #2 The names, Social Security or Federal Tax Numbers, and addresses of the Buyer/Transferee

are: BUYLOW MARKET, INC. 420 S LONG BEACH BLVD., COMPTON, CA 90221 As listed by the Seller/Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/ Transferee are: NONE The assets to be sold are described in general as: GOODWILL, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, FURNITURE, FIXTURES & EQUIPMENT, ABC LICENSE, INVENTORY, ETC and are located at: 420 S LONG BEACH BLVD., COMPTON, CA 90221 The kind of license to be transferred is: License No: 553618 License Type: OFF SALE GENERAL LICENSE, now issued for the premises located at: 420 S LONG BEACH BLVD., COMPTON, CA 90221 The anticipated date of the sale/transfer is JULY 6, 2018 at the office of: PRIMA ESCROW, INC, 3600 WILSHIRE BLVD, STE 1028, LOS ANGELES, CA 90010, The amount of the purchase price or consideration in connection with the transfer of the license and business, including the estimated inventory, is the sum of $100,000.00, which consists of the following: DESCRIPTION, AMOUNT: CASH $100,000,00 TOTAL $100,000.00 It has been agreed between the Seller/ Licensee and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions Code, that the consideration for transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. DATED: MAY 24, 2018 LEE OH INDEPENDENT GROUP INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION BUYLOW MARKET, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION L A 2 0 3 7 2 3 8 COMPTON BULLETIN 6/6/18 S c h I d : 7 1 3 7 3 AdId:23806 CustId:628 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF KENNETH RIDGEWAY GROVER aka KENNETH R. GROVER Case No. 18STPB03202 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of KENNETH RIDGEWAY GROVER aka KENNETH R. GROVER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Kurt Grover in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Kurt Grover be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on June 22, 2018 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 11 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: SCOTT R BURTON ESQ SBN 96898 574 S RANCHO SANTA FE RD SAN MARCOS CA 92078 CN949985 GROVER Jun 6,13,20, 2018 SchId:71394 AdId:23814 CustId:65 -----------NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. T-015744-CK (1) Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made on personal property hereinafter described. (2) The name and business addresses of the seller are: GORDON PATTERSON AND YOUNG PATTERSON, 17531 CENTRAL AVE #M, CARSON, CA 90746 (3) The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller is: SAME (4) The names and business address of the Buyer(s) are: IN CHUL PARK, 6741 LINCOLN AVE, #2, BUENA PARK, CA 90620 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: FURNITURES, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, TRADE NAME, LEASEHOLD INTEREST & IMPROVEMENTS, GOODWILL, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, INVENTORY of that certain business located at: 17531 CENTRAL AVE #M, CARSON, CA 90746 (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at said location is: CENTRAL PLAZA CLEANERS (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is JUNE 22, 2018, at the office of TOWER ESCROW INC, 23024 CRENSHAW BLVD, TORRANCE, CA 90505, Escrow No. T015744-CK, Escrow Officer: CINDIE KIM (8) Claims may be filed with Same as “7” above. (9) The last date for filing claims is: JUNE 21, 2018 (10) This Bulk Sale is subject to Section 6106.2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. (11) As listed by the Seller, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer are: NONE Dated: MAY 18, 2018 TRANSFEREES: CHUL PARK

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ENTERTAINMENT Buffy Sainte-Marie Headlining Concert of Colors

DETROIT—Folk music veteran and Oscarwinning singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is among the headliners of a festival celebrating the musical and cultural diversity of Detroit. The Canadian singer and Native American activist, who was part of the 1960s North American folk scene, is scheduled to perform July 15 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center as part of the 26th Concert of Colors. Sainte-Marie shared an Oscar in 1983 for the

original song, “Up Where We Belong,” which was featured in “An Officer and a Gentleman.” She continues to release music and garner awards. The multi-day, multi-venue event will run July 11-15. It again features the Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue led by Was, a nationally renowned musician and producer with Detroit roots. All performances are free and open to the public.

Roseanne Barr Return Possible, But Lesser Platform Likely By Andrew Dalton

LOS ANGELES—After her network dropped her show, streaming services dropped her reruns, and her agency dropped her for a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr is vowing she's not finished. Whether anyone will have her is an open question. Mainstream television, where she saw soaring success both on the original “Roseanne” and the recent short-lived reboot, is probably out. But she finds herself in an environment flush with media outlets where the style of incendiary statements she was making long before Tuesday's tweet is not a hindrance, but President Donald Trump, is planning to launch rather an asset. a streaming video platform called Bond in “Whether or not she will see herself back June. In interviews with Variety and The Daily on a major network is probably doubtful,” said Beast, he said he had already eyed Roseanne Eric Dezenhall of Dezenhall Resources, a crisis- as a contributor in some form, and intends to management firm. “If her goal is earning the big pursue her more seriously now that she's out of bucks again, network is where you get it, but I a job. think that for certain people what years ago was He tweeted at Barr that he could offer her a a career crisis is now a brand extension.” platform without the networks and executives If Barr wants to present herself as a victim that fired her. “Let your fans decide,” he tweeted. of a culture where political correctness has It's also unclear what exactly she would do on run amok, a stance she has already assumed such a platform. on Twitter, she has a built in fan-base willing Other than the stand-up comedy career to embrace her next move, that preceded it, Roseanne has whether as an actress, had little success outside of her comic or commentator. sitcom. “She does have people And a return of that show in who will see her as kind of any form appears unlikely, as a brave First Amendment two of its executive producers type figure,” Dezenhall said, and several cast members have “and you now have all kinds condemned her and distanced of outlets for entertainers, themselves from her, while ranging from podcasts to none have publicly defended streaming networks, that her. encourage just her kind Prospects have varied for of obnoxiousness ... If you those whose careers have been move lower on the food upended by racial remarks. Rebecca Sun, The chain from networks, you “Seinfeld” star Michael can make an outrageous Hollywood Reporter Richards has made only rare remark once a day.” appearances in media since his Rebecca Sun, who 2006 racist tirade at a comedy covers the entertainment industry for the trade club. Celebrity chef Paula Deen has been seen publication The Hollywood Reporter, agrees only slightly more after admitting under oath as that while network TV is a non-starter, Barr will part of a lawsuit in 2013 that she had used the find a home if she wants it. N-word. “The country is certainly divided enough and Mel Gibson is the closest thing to a successful partisan enough,” Sun said in an interview with comeback story. He spent some time in The Associated Press. “I can easily see some Hollywood exile after an anti-Semitic tirade sort of fringe right-wing media outlet wanting during a 2006 traffic stop and racist rants caught to capitalize on this publicity and give her some on tape in 2010, but in recent years has directed airtime.” the Oscar-nominated film “Hacksaw Ridge” She already has at least one offer. and appeared in the major movies “Daddy's Michael Caputo, a former campaign aide of Home 2” and “The Expendables 3.”

Prince Fans to Celebrate Musician With Home Town Festival

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ENDERSON, Minn.—Prince fans will celebrate what would have been the music legend's 60th birthday with a festival in the Minnesota community where the iconic movie “Purple Rain” was filmed. The Mankato Free Press reports that Henderson resident Joel King once worked with Prince and is helping organize the three-day tribute that begins June 7. Prince fans from Mankato, Maryland and New York are also helping organizing the event. The festival will include a bus tour of “Purple Rain” filming locations, a screening of the 1984 movie and live music. Fans from around the world have helped pay for a bench, street sign and mural that will be permanently installed downtown and dedicated during the celebration. All festival activities are free, but a donation to the Prince mural is requested.

I can easily see some sort of fringe right-wing media outlet wanting to capitalize on this publicity and give her some airtime.

Darius Rucker, Kane Brown Make Country Chart History NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Darius Rucker and Kane Brown are sharing a chart record as the first two solo acts who are also minorities to follow each other with No. 1 country songs in the 28-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

According to Billboard, Brown, who is biracial, had a two-week No. 1 with “Heaven” and Rucker, who is Black, followed him with his single, “For The First Time,” on the chart dated June 2. The chart, which digitally measures airplay, began in 1990. “I wanted to be involved in and make country music because I loved it,” said Rucker in a statement. “To be making history, especially with my little brother Kane Brown, is incredible and a great, added bonus.” Rucker got his first country No. 1 “Don't Think I Don't Think About It,” in 2008, which was also followed at the top by Kenny Chesney's song “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven,” with reggae group The Wailers. Meanwhile this is just the latest chart record for newcomer Brown, who is the only artist in Billboard history to top all five country charts simultaneously. He hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums, Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Songs charts. “I've always tried to make the music that I liked, and that I knew my fans would like, and have tried to stay true to that, and I am such a big fan of Darius' musically, that sharing anything with him feels like an honor,” Brown said in a statement. But prior to the current Billboard chart, other minority acts have followed each other with No. 1 country singles. In 1975, Latino singers Johnny Rodriguez and Freddy Fender twice followed each other to the top of Billboard's previous country singles chart.

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