An em`power`ing woman

MAy 4, 2015
161st yEAR • NO. 3
Constable Wayne Henry
earns Life Saver Award
for actions to save man
Banner Staff Writer
Constable Wayne Henry was
recognized by the Bradley
County Sheriff’s Office for his
actions that led to saving a life.
Henry then did something nice
for the law enforcement agency
which had just awarded him —
he gave them a car.
Sheriff Eric Watson presented
Henry the BCSO Life Saver
Award, which he called one of
the department’s most prestigious.
On April 4, the 911 emergency
communication center received a
call saying her husband was
having a heart attack.
“Constable Henry was the first
“Constable Henry
started that whole chain
of events by his
— Lt. Bob Hancock
one on the scene. He assessed
the situation and contacted 911
and relayed the message the
man was having a heart attack,”
said Lt. Bob Hancock. “BCSO
patrol units were in the area and
vectored in on the location. Once
they arrived, they took over the
CPR from Constable Henry and
continued it.”
See HENRY, Page 15
Banner photo, BRIAN GRAVES
CONSTABLE WAyNE HENRy (third from left) presents a car to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office for use in volunteer and auxiliary programs. With Henry, from left, are members of the Commission Law Enforcement Committee: Commissioners Bill Winters and Terry
Caywood, Henry, Sheriff Eric Watson, Commission Vice Chairman Jeff Yarber and Commissioner Howard Thompson.
closer to
new plan
Inside Today
Stormwater gets
review Tuesday
Earnhardt breaks
winless drought
Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to
his sixth first victory since 2004,
with a Sunday win at Talladega.
Hunter Vest captured the
Cleveland Invitational golf tournament in a sudden death playoff at
Cleveland Country Club. The Lee
Flames track team earned a Top
10 finish at the NCCAA national
championships. On the baseball
diamond, the Atlanta Braves
defeated the Cincinnati Reds.
See Sports, Pages 11-13.
Keeping dementia
patients at home
Victims of dementia don’t
always live in nursing homes or
assisted-living facilities. Many
remain at home under the care
and safeguard of family and other
loved ones. In these cases, steps
can be taken to provide for the
person’s well-being. For some
suggestions, see the guest
“Viewpoint” on Page 14 of today’s
Today looks to be sunny, with a
high near 83 degrees. Tonight
should be mostly clear, with a low
around 57. Tuesday, expect more
sunny skies, with a high around 82.
Tuesday night’s forecast calls for
partly cloudy skies, with a low
around 56.
Sunset today: 8:29 p.m.
Sunrise Tuesday: 6:46 a.m.
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Around Town
Lauren Corbin finding a treasure in her sweatshirt pocket ...
Connie Wright very excited about
the latest addition to the family,
Ezra ... Melody Smith having a
“million dollar weekend” ... Haley
Millsap excited to be involved in
the BCHS FFA Competition, held
over the weekend in Nashville ...
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Photo courtesy of Jason Machen
SAMANTHA COLEMAN sets a new APC record with her 527-pound deadlift in March at the APC Championships in Athens, Ga.
An em‘power’ing woman
Samantha Coleman top-ranked in APC lifting
Banner Sports Writer
Years ago, if you had told Samantha
Coleman she would become the American
Powerlifting Committee top-ranked super
heavyweight female powerlifter and secondbest female powerlifter of all time, chances
are she wouldn’t have believed you.
What has now become an exciting reality
for the powerful 35-year-old woman began
with some intrigue in her younger years.
“When I was younger, I was interested in
it and always had natural strength. I grew
up in a small town in Middle Georgia,
where they are very conservative and didn’t
encourage women to do strength sports.
On top of that, I was relentlessly picked on
for being as strong as I was. I’d always
wanted to get into it, but didn’t think it
was acceptable for women to be doing
that,” Coleman described.
It wasn’t until Coleman went to the
University of Georgia and found herself
surrounded by strong women that she
began to consider seriously taking up
weightlifting. She put in a year at the campus in Athens, Ga., doing shot put and
discus before transferring to Clayton State
Kyle and Samantha Coleman
and taking over the first thrower position.
Fast forward to 2012, when the soon-tobe dominant female powerlifter began to
venture back into the gym.
“Back in 2012, I lost a lot of weight and I
got weak. I had always been strong and
had done track and field, but I just
couldn’t lift the things that I had been able
to,” she explained. “I was looking at getting
into powerlifting and then I met my husband, who happens to be an excellent
coach. Kyle showed me the basics and I’d
never done just weight training until I met
him. I picked up a bar and was like, ‘Is
this heavy?’ They looked and told me that
it was 300 pounds.”
For Coleman, the foray into powerlifting
was aided by her age.
“By the time you turn 30, you know
what your body can and can’t do. You can
push the limits but you also know when
it’s time to sit down. After hitting my 30s, I
just felt like I had nothing to lose. That’s
when I decided to see what I could do with
it,” Coleman commented. “When I went
into this sport I had absolutely no expectations, I was just doing it for fun. That’s
probably the best attitude to have.”
She began competing in August 2013,
and that first competition will forever hold
extra special meaning, as it was also where
after a year and a half of dating, she and
Kyle got engaged.
“It was my first meet and then afterwards, he proposed to me. He was going to
See WOMAN, Page 15
The final touches are being put
in place for Bradley County’s new
stormwater ordinance.
Tony Knight, county stormwater program administrator, presented the thick document to the
members of the Stormwater
Advisory Board during a recent
The board was not able to take
action due to lack of a quorum,
but will be meeting Tuesday at 4
Department’s conference room.
Knight showed the county’s
stormwater permit from the state
of Tennessee noting, “That’s
what’s driving all of the ordinances we’re discussing.”
He also had a new stormwater
management plan.
“It is a requirement of the permit,” Knight said. “It describes
how Bradley County implements
the permit.”
It includes the subjects of public outreach and education; illicit
discharge detection and elimination program; controlling runoff
from new developments, redevelopments and construction sites;
pollution prevention and operation and maintenance from
municipal operations; and monitoring.
“There are things we need to
comply with and a lot of things in
the plan reference the ordinance,”
Knight said.
He said a plan has been in
place, but the one presented is
Knight said the plan itself does
not have to be formally adopted
Commission, “But, it would be
good if it is.”
Inspector Amanda WhitleyBaliles said the plan is essentially
“just an explanational manual for
us to operate on with more
Knight said some of the things
See PLAN, Page 15
Former county leader
Jim Barger dies, 82
Woman recounts
death experience
Banner Staff Writer
“I think I died!”
Those were the first words
Sissy Figlestahler said to her
doctor four years ago after
recovering from a near-fatal
episode following the birth of
her fourth son during a medical emergency.
Sissy and her husband,
Andy, were expecting the
birth when she began to have
problems and bleeding. She
called her physician, Dr. Kent
Banner Staff Writer
Childs, and he directed her to
Parkridge East Hospital in
The hospital’s neonatal
intensive care unit proved
crucial in the survival of Sissy
and son Patrick on Jan. 2,
Upon arrival at the hospital, the problems continued
and Patrick was delivered via
an emergency cesarean.
Although the baby was out
of danger, his mother was
See DEATH, Page 15
Jim Barger, a former Bradley
County educator and county
commissioner, died Sunday
evening in a local hospital.
Barger, 82, was a lifelong resident of Bradley County, growing up in the West Bradley
County area. He represented
District 2 for two terms on the
He spent his career in education and served as principal of
Bradley Junior High School,
now Ocoee Middle School.
Barger served multiple terms
Commission, and is well
remembered by Bradley County
Mayor D. Gary
“He was a
very good commissioner, and
always knew
how he stood,”
Davis this
See BARGER, Page 15
2—Cleveland Daily Banner—Monday, May 4, 2015
Glen Adkins
Glen Adkins, of Townsend,
died Sunday morning, May 3,
2015, at his home.
Survivors and arrangements
will be announced
Companion Funeral Home.
sylvester G. harris ii
Sylvester G. Harris II, 51, of
Rossville, Ga., departed this life
Monday, April 27, 2015.
He was born in Cleveland to
Sylvester Harris Sr. and the late
Ora Lee Harris.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted
wife, Iris L. Harris; sons: Baruti A.
and Kai B., both of Cleveland,
and Bryson A., of Rossville, Ga.;
daughter, Rhylan M. (who he
called his chocolate chip), of
Rossville, Ga.; his father,
Ricky Anglea
Sylvester Harris Sr.; his brother,
John P. Harris, both of
Cleveland, died Saturday night,
Cleveland;and other relatives
May 2, 2015, in a Chattanooga
and friends.
The body may be viewed
Survivors and arrangements
today, May 4, 2015, from 9 a.m.
will be announced by Companion
until 7 p.m. at the Patton Funeral
Funeral Home.
Home, 265 Fair Street S.E.
The family will receive friends
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 11
a.m until the noon service time at
Empowerment Church 1203
Blocker Lane, East Ridge, TN
37412. Dr. David Banks with be
Jimmy barger
Jimmy A. Barger, 82, a lifelong
Interment will follow at
resident of Bradley County, Chattanooga National Cemetery,
passed away Sunday evening, and will conclude with Military
May 3, 2015, in a local hospital. Honors,
wwwpattonfuneralHe was retired from Bradley
County Schools and was a faithful member of First United
Methodist Church in Cleveland.
The funeral will be held
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 2
p.m. at First United Methodist
Church with the Rev. Drew Henry
and the Rev. Tony McClanahan
officiating. Interment will follow in
michael holmes
Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.
Michael Holmes, 73, of
The family will receive friends
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 4 to Cleveland, died Sunday, May 3,
8 p.m. at First United Methodist 2015, at his residence.
The funeral arrangements are
Church and one hour prior to the
being handled by Smith Funeral
service on Wednesday.
Complete survivors and funer- Home in Grinnell, Iowa, and
be Ralph Buckner Funeral Home
announced by Grissom-Serenity and Crematory in Cleveland.
Funeral Home, Mark S. Grissom
funeral director.
and her son, Ben Perez and his
wife, Carmen, of Cleveland and a
host of grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
The Remembrance of Life
service will be conducted
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 1 p.m.
from the North Ocoee Chapel of
Jim Rush Funeral Homes with
Pastor Kelvin Page and the Rev.
Reuben Sequeira officiating.
The family will receive friends
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday
before the service at 1 at the
North Ocoee Chapel of the funeral home. Additional services will
be conducted Friday, May 8,
2015, at 1 p.m. from the HessMiller Funeral Home in Middle
Village, N.Y.
Interment will follow in the
Mount Olivet Cemetery in
Maspeth, N.Y. with family and
friends serving as casketbearers.
The family will also receive
friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Friday before the service at 1
p.m. at the Hess-Miller Funeral
Home in Middle Village, N.Y.
The family request in lieu of
flowers, Memorials be made to
Samaritan’s Purse International
You may share your condolences and your memories with
the Perez family at
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Chattanooga, Christine Ann
Merrilees and husband, John, of
McDonald, and Lillian Marie Rule
and husband, Chris, of Harvest,
Katherin Lynn Rule and Michelle
Ann Rule, both of Harvest, Ala.;
two sisters: Joyce Clarke and
husband, Don, of McCall, Idaho
and Janice Lee Sands of
Crawfordsville, Ind.; and several
nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6,
2015, in the chapel of Ralph
Buckner Funeral Home with the
Rev. Steve Ball officiating.
Interment will follow at Mount
Olive Cemetery with the Rev.
Fred Santana officiating.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
May 5, 2015 at the funeral
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the
Seals family guestbook at
Doris A. fulbright
Doris A. Fulbright, 72, of
Benton, passed away Saturday,
May 2, 2015, at her residence.
She retired as a dietician clerk
from Bradley Memorial Hospital
after 27 years of service.
She was a member of Benton
Station Baptist Church. She
enjoyed being a member of the
quilting club at Patti Church of
She was preceded in death by
her parents, James and Louise
Martin Moore; daughter, Carol
Ann Fulbright Ledford; and son,
Charles Craig Fulbright.
Survivors include her husband
of 56 years, Charles R. Fulbright
of Benton; daughters: Barbara J.
Mullins and husband, Joe, of
Cleveland and Kim Toomey and
husband, Michael, of Calhoun;
four grandchildren: Erik Mullins
and wife, Staci, and Candace
Everett and husband, Dustin, all
of Cleveland and Megan Toomey
and Caleb Toomey, both of
Calhoun; two great-grandchildren: Riley Mullins and Brooklyn
Mullins; sister, Delores Eaves of
Cleveland; and several nieces
and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 3
p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at
Benton Station Baptist Church
with Pastor Joel Jenkins officiating.
Interment will follow in Benton
Station Cemetery with Joe
Mullins, Michael Toomey, Erik
Mullins, Caleb Toomey, Chance
Hood and Dustin Everett serving
as pallbearers. A white dove
release ceremony will conclude
the service.
Her family will receive friends
from 5 to 8 this evening at FikeRandolph & Son Funeral Home
and one hour prior to the service
at the church.
The family requests that
memorials be made to the
Benton Station Baptist Church
Building Fund, 909 Benton
Station Road, Benton TN 37307.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the
Fulbright family guestbook at
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carol sick
Carol Sick, 87, of Cleveland,
died Sunday, May 3, 2015, in a
local hospital.
Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home
and Crematory.
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This combinATion of file PhoTo shows Chinese President
Xi Jinping, left, in Beijing, and Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party
Chairman Eric Chu in Hong Kong. Chu, also New Taipei mayor, reaffirmed the party's support for eventual unification with the mainland
when he met Monday with Xi as part of continuing rapprochement
between the former bitter enemies. Chu, a likely presidential candidate next year, also affirmed Taiwan's desire to join the proposed
Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank during the meeting
in Beijing.
Taiwan party leader calls
for more global access
Arthur massey
Arthur Massey, 89, of Calhoun,
died early Saturday morning,
May 2, 2015, at the family residence.
The family will receive friends
from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, May
5, 2015, with the service being
held at 7 at the North Ocoee
Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral
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mary Rice Rom
Mary Rice Rom, 86, a resident
of Cleveland, passed away
Saturday, May 2, 2015, in a local
health care facility.
She was a member of St.
Therese Catholic Church. She
was a registered nurse and practiced nursing in New York,
Connecticut, California and
Georgia. She enjoyed gardening,
crocheting, knitting and making
She was preceded in death by
her parents, John and Katherine
Brochard Rice.
She is survived by her loving
husband, William J. Rom of
Cleveland; two sons and
Huntington, N.York. and Curtiss
Joseph (Susan) Rom of
Kristin (Shawn) Keys, William
Rom, Nicole Rom, Curtiss J.
Rom, Alan Bryant, Stacy Bryant
Farris, Jaime Bryant (Mason)
Followell and William John
Rom; great-grandchildren: Lexi
Bryant, Allison Bryant, Robbie
Bryant, Rhett Bryant, Jack
Mason Followell, Skylar Bryant,
Christopher and Tyler Keys,
Nichole Rom and Jason Rom;
brother, Richard (Laurie) Rice,
Springhill, Fla. and sister,
Delores Shallis, Bradenton,
Fla.; and several niece and
carmen marie Perez
Carmen Maria Perez, 97, a
A Mass of the Resurrection will
resident of Cleveland, entered be held Wednesday, May 6,
heaven on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Therese
2015, from her residence.
Catholic Church with the Rev.
She was born on Dec. 10, Joseph
1917, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Interment
and was the daughter of the late Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Carmen Rodriguez Collazo and
The family will receive friends
Juan Antonio Collazo. Her hus- Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 11
band, Juan Perez and her son, a.m. at St. Therese Catholic
Juan Perez Jr. also preceded her Church.
in death.
Arrangements are being hanA devoted Christian, she spent dled
much of her life tirelessly serving Funeral Home, Mark S. Grissom
in Sunday School work in her funeral director.
local church and profoundly influOnline condolences may be
enced many children and young sent to
people in their walk with the Lord.
She single handedly brought up
her own six children in the faith
after her husband’s death and
passionately loved and prayed
for them until her own home
going. She was a model of hospitality who kept her doors open to
those in need. Over the years
many people came into the home helen seals
Helen Collins Seals, 79,
to find warmth and grace in their
times of need. Some were family, passed away Saturday, May 2,
some were strangers, but all 2015, at the residence at
found God’s love shown by this Hamby’s Place in Chattanooga.
She was born in Hindman, Ky.
extraordinary lady. To all who
knew her, she was a warrior for and
the faith and an untiring defender Cleveland/Chattanooga area for
of the Gospel! While she will be the past 40 years.
She was a member of
missed here, her legacy as a servant of her Lord remains for Primitive Baptist Church. She
enjoyed cooking, gardening, and
those whose lives she touched!
Survivors include her daughter, being a housewife, mother and
Priscilla Andreu of Vacaville, grandmother to her two grandCalif.; her son, Tony Perez and daughters.
She was preceded in death by
his wife, Maru, of Miami, Fla.; her
daughter, Aida Luz Perez of her husband, Harold Seals; and
Cleveland; her daughter, Carmen parents, Grover and Lizzie
Ana Sequeira and her husban, Thompson Collins.
She is survived by her three
Reuben, of Sacramento, Calif.;
Randall Austin suits
Randall Austin Suits, 50, of
Cleveland, passed away on
Thursday, April 30, 2015, at his
He was born on Dec. 15, 1964,
in Dalton, Ga., to Dwight Randall
Suits and Helen Jeanette Suits
He was a lifelong resident of this
area and a veteran of the United
States Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Dwight Randall Suits;
grandparents, Richard and Alice
M. Harcourt; and stepmother,
Judy Suits.
He leaves behind to cherish his
memory his wife and longtime
friend of more than 30 years,
Carrie Suits; mother, Helen
Jeanette Foster (Herman); three
daughters: Alexis Suits, Sky
Visage, Kadee Visage; three sons:
Tyler Suits, Matthew Suits, and
Cody Visage; brother, David Suits
(Valerie Holbrook); sister, Diane
“Sissy” Cables (Eric); niece,
Brooke Cables; nephews: David
Jr., Chris and Nicky Suits; aunts
and uncles: Kenneth and Joan
Dixon, Steve and Carol Ketchem,
Jim and Marviel Harcourt, Connie
and Ronnie Anderson, Kathy Suits
Gillum, Kimberly Suits Monroe,
Gary and Bonnie Suits, Ken and
Janie Suits, Kay Suits, Terry Suits,
and Denny and Barbara Suits;
grandchildren: Kenleigh, Jake,
Joshwa, Jayce, and Judith; and
several other extended family
members and friends.
The funeral will be held at 10
a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at
Companion Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at
the funeral home today from 4 to 8
Interment will be held at
Chattanooga National Cemetery
with full military honors at 12:30
p.m. following the service on
You are invited to share a personal memory of Randy or your
condolences with his family at his
online memorial located at
BEIJING (AP) — The head of
Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party
called for more chances for the
island to participate in international organizations following a
meeting Monday with Chinese
President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a
renegade province.
Eric Chu also affirmed his
party’s support for a consensus
reached between Chinese and
Taiwanese negotiators in 1992
that is interpreted by Beijing as a
commitment to eventual unification.
That stance is held as sacrosanct by China but has become
increasingly unpopular among
young Taiwanese who see their
island as an independent country.
Illustrating the matter’s delicacy, the party issued a statement
saying that the “‘92 consensus”
was the basis for dialogue, but
that its exact meaning was open
to interpretation.
“We hope exchanges can deepen between the sides, and that on
the basis of the “92 consensus,’
Taiwan will in future have even
more international space to
develop and even more opportunities in international organizations and activities,” the statement said.
The sensitive unification issue
is expected to feature prominently in next year’s Taiwanese presidential elections, in which Chu is
considered a likely candidate.
Speaking to reporters after his
meeting with Xi, Chu said that
Taiwan hopes not only to have
A meeting of the Bradley
County Governmental Law
Library committee will be held on
Tuesday at 9 a.m., in the office of
the Director of the Cleveland
Bradley County Public Library,
795 Church Street N.E. For more
information, call the library at
Shelli Cody, Dale Dixson, Gina
Casias, Kathy French, John
Crawford, Chuck Miller and
Stephanie Tatum, who are celebrating birthdays today ... Brandy
Phil Taylor will be the speaker George, who is celebrating her
Tuesday at 7 a.m., for His Hands 30th birthday today ... Dawn and
Extended devotional at Garden Chuck Harp, who celebrated their
Plaza, 3500 Keith St.
seventh anniversary Sunday.
“space to participate but also to
join hand in hand and together
create a win-win situation with
the other side of the (Taiwan)
strait” in the economic, environmental and other fields.
Chu, a former accounting professor and mayor of Taiwan’s
New Taipei City, spoke at a news
conference following his talks
with Xi. No Chinese officials
attended the event, a reminder of
the culture gap between China’s
authoritarian one-party system
and Taiwan’s freewheeling
The Nationalists were driven to
Taiwan by Mao Zedong’s
Communists during the Chinese
civil war in 1949, leading to
decades of hostility between the
sides. Chu, who took over as
party leader in January, is the
third Nationalist chairman to
visit the mainland and the first
since 2009.
Relations between the sides
began to warm in the 1990s,
partly out of their common opposition to Taiwan’s formal independence from China, a position
advocated by the island’s
Democratic Progressive Party.
While Beijing prefers to deal
with the Nationalists exclusively,
it has agreed to some degree of
official talks between the two governments.
Relations between the two parties “do not entirely equal crossstrait relations,” but are an
important component of relations
between the two sides,” Chu said.
NASHVILLE (AP) — These lotteries were drawn Sunday:
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Sum: 16
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Sum: 17
Mega Millions
Estimated jackpot: $110 million
Estimated jackpot: $80 million
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Cash 3 Midday: 8-1-7
Cash 4 Evening: 1-7-3-9
Cash 4 Midday: 0-0-8-1
Fantasy 5: 06-07-09-12-22
Estimated jackpot: $144,000
Georgia FIVE Evening: 8-9-4-5-4
Georgia FIVE Midday: 6-5-9-5-1
Cleveland Daily Banner—Monday, May 4, 2015—3
Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes info
number of sex-related crimes
occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the
Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator
said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon
has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at
several major bases.
The spouses of service members and civilian women who live
or work near military facilities
are especially vulnerable to
being sexually assaulted, Sen.
Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said
in a report. Yet they “remain in
the shadows” because neither is
counted in surveys conducted
by the Defense Department to
determine the prevalence of sexual assaults within the ranks,
the report said.
“I don’t think the military is
being honest about the problem,” Gillibrand said in an interview.
The senator said her analysis
of 107 sexual assault cases
found punishments that were
too lenient and the word of the
alleged assailant was more likely
to be believed than the victim.
Less than a quarter of the cases
went to trial and just 11 resulted
in conviction for a sex crime.
Female civilians were the victims
in more than half the cases,
according to Gillibrand, an outspoken advocate for an overhaul
of the military justice system.
In its annual report on sexual
assaults in the military released
Friday, the Defense Department
reported progress in staunching
the epidemic of sexual assaults.
It estimated that sex crimes are
decreasing and more victims are
choosing to report them — a
sign that there is more confidence that offenders will be held
Laura Seal, a Defense
Department spokeswoman, said
the department does not have
authority to include civilians in
its surveys.
In one of the cases Gillibrand
reviewed, an airman allegedly
pinned his ex-girlfriend down
and then raped her. During the
investigation, two other civilian
victims stepped forward to
accuse the same airman of sexual assault. One of them, the
wife of another service member,
awoke in the night to find the
airman in bed with her. Two of
his fingers were inside her vagina. The investigating officer recommended the airman be courtmartialed. If convicted, he faced
a lengthy prison term.
But the investigator’s superiors decided against a trial. They
used administrative procedures
to discharge the airman under
“other than honorable conditions.” The Air Force said the
victims preferred this course of
action. Two of them had decided
they “wanted no part in the
case,” according to the Air
Force, while the third said he
did not want to testify.
To Gillibrand, the outcome
was suspicious and suggested
the victims may have been
“It’s frustrating because you
look at the facts in these cases
and you see witnesses willing to
come forward, getting the medical exam and either eventually
withdrawing their case or the
investigators deciding that her
testimony wasn’t valid or believable,” she said.
The report said the case files
contradict the Pentagon’s assertion that military commanders
will be tough on service members accused of sex crimes.
Gillibrand has backed legislation that would remove commanders from the process of
crimes, including sexual misconduct cases, go to trial. That
judgment would rest with seasoned military attorneys who
have prosecutorial experience.
The Pentagon is opposed to the
Gillibrand’s request for the
case files followed a February
2014 Associated Press investigation into the U.S. military’s handling of sexual assault cases in
Japan that revealed a pattern of
random and inconsistent judgments in which most offenders
are not incarcerated. AP
obtained through the Freedom
of Information Act more than
1,000 reports of sex crimes
involving U.S. military personnel
based in Japan between 2005
and early 2013.
To determine whether the
same situation existed at major
U.S. bases, Gillibrand asked
then-Defense Secretary Chuck
Hagel for the details of sexual
assault cases investigated and
AP photo
SEN. KIRSTEN Gillibrand, DN.Y., poses for a portrait after
speaking about military sexual
assaults, during an interview in
her office on Capitol Hill in
Washington, Thursday.
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adjudicated from 2009 to 2014
at four large U.S. military bases:
the Army’s Fort Hood in Texas,
Naval Station Norfolk in
Virginia, the Marine Corps’
Camp Pendleton in California
and Wright-Patterson Air Force
Base in Ohio.
In December, nearly 10
months later, the Pentagon provided case files just for 2013,
Gillibrand said, and those 107
cases were delivered only after
former Sen. Carl Levin, then
chairman of the Senate Armed
Services Committee, intervened.
At the time, Gillibrand led the
committee’s military personnel
The refusal to provide the
data, Gillibrand’s report said,
“calls into question the department’s commitment to transparency and getting to the root
of the problem.”
Seal said the scope of
Gillibrand’s request was “extraordinary.” The senator and the
department “came to an agreement to provide a subset of the
documents originally requested.”
Gillibrand said she still wants
the files from the other years.
The senator also questioned
whether the 107 cases represented the actual total for the
four bases. There were five for
Wright-Patterson even though
the base told AP its legal office
had received nine allegations of
McLeod collection of Elvis
memorabilia sells at auction
— An auctioneer’s gavel has
banged “sold” for hundreds of
Elvis Presley photos, records,
figurines, cutouts, clocks and
other kitsch collected by the late
Paul McLeod.
They sold Saturday at the
Holly Springs mansion that
McLeod dubbed “Graceland
Too,” auctioneer Greg Kinard
told The Memphis Commercial
Appeal. He said he hasn’t figured the total, and doesn’t know
whether it will be released.
McLeod’s collection originally
sold in one online bid, which
was thrown out because the bidder mistakenly thought he’d get
the antebellum home as well as
the collection.
On Saturday, items were sold
in more than 400 lots without
any online bids.
The house remains on the
market. Two Cadillacs owned by
McLeod sold separately at the
February auction.
Madison County firefighter
dies from tree injuries
JACKSON (AP) — Authorities
say a Madison County firefighter
has died from injuries he sustained when a tree fell on him.
( reports
firefighters had responded to a
vehicle fire on Highway 18
Sunday morning.
During the fire, Madison
County Fire Chief Eric Turner
said a tree broke and fell on top
of firefighter Chris Blankenship,
trapping him underneath the
Blankenship’s colleagues were
able to free him and take him to
General Hospital, where he later
died from his injuries.
Blankenship had been a member of the Madison County Fire
Department for 10 years.
Authorities find missing
Lenoir City boys
Authorities have found two East
Tennessee boys who had been
reported missing.
According to the Lenoir City
Police Department, 13-year-old
Justin Brafford and 10-year-old
Thomas Reece were found in
Roane County on Sunday.
The boys, who recently moved
to the area, had been last seen
at their Lenoir City home in
nearby Loudon County late
Friday night.
Police didn’t elaborate on
exactly where the boys were
found, or why they left.
A police representative told
The Associated Press on Sunday
that they’re safe.
Google embeds engineers
as professors
— Howard University freshman
Alanna Walton knew something
was different about the professor teaching her introduction to
computer science course.
First, there was her name:
Professor Sabrina. She was an
African American woman, kept
office hours until 2 a.m. if that’s
what it took to see everyone, and
had an additional title: Google In
“It was an awesome class,”
said Alanna who has already
chosen her major at the
Washington D.C.-based university: computer science.
In ongoing efforts to diversify
Silicon Valley’s tech sector,
Google is embedding engineers
at a handful of Historically Black
Colleges and Universities where
they teach, mentor and advise
on curriculum.
Today 35 percent of African
Americans receiving computer
science degrees come from those
schools, but they don’t make
their way to Silicon Valley’s top
tech firms. Google is typical —
about 1 percent of its technical
staffers are black.
Last year a push by civil rights
advocate Jesse Jackson prompted several dozen tech firms to
release workforce diversity data
which showed under-representation of African Americans,
Latinos and women in the field.
Work beginning for Alum
Cave Trail restoration
National Park Service says
restoration work on the popular
Alum Cave Trail in the Smoky
Mountains is beginning.
A statement says work on the
two-year project to improve visitor safety and stabilize eroding
trail sections begins Monday.
The trail will be closed Monday
through Thursday from May 4
through Nov. 19 to accommodate the work. It will remain
open on weekends and federal
The work is taking place
through the Trails Forever program, which is a partnership
Mountains National Park and
the Friends of the Smokies.
Alum Cave Trail takes hikers
to Arch Rock, Inspiration Point,
Alum Cave Bluffs and Mt. Le
Hikers can still reach Mt. Le
Conte, LeConte Lodge, and the
Le Conte Shelter through other
Feds: Developers must repair
roads in Van Buren community
SPENCER (AP) — A federal
agency has ordered that developers must repair roads in the
Hawks Bluff community on the
Cumberland Plateau after making misrepresentations about
them to potential buyers.
The U.S. Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau announced
the action against International
Land Consultants Inc. on
Friday, saying that developers
falsely claimed between 2004
and 2008 that they would maintain roads until they were taken
over by the government of Van
Buren County.
But the agency found that the
roads were not maintained, and
that they were not taken over by
the county.
The company has been
ordered to repair roads in the
development to the federal
agency’s satisfaction and consistent with an engineering report
prepared by an independent
consultant. The company and
officers have admitted liability
for their conduct.
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sexual assault in 2013. There
were 15 cases for 2013 at Naval
Station Norfolk, the largest
naval installation in the world
with 43,000 service members
stationed there.
In another case cited by
Gillibrand, a married, 34-yearold Marine Corps staff sergeant
received a reduction in rank and
was docked $2,042 in pay after
forcing a 17-year-old girl to have
sex with him.
They met on an online dating
website called Plenty of Fish.
She said she was 18 and he said
he was 24. After a date, she
returned with him to his room
and had a glass of wine. He got
on top of her and kept asking if
she “wanted it,” according to the
records. She repeatedly told him
to stop and get off of her. He
ignored her.
The Air Force investigating
officer said the victim was not a
credible witness because there
were glaring inconsistencies in
her story. Under the terms of a
pretrial agreement, a sexual
assault charge was withdrawn.
The Marine pleaded guilty to
providing alcohol to a minor,
making a false statement and
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Schools rule!
Larry C. Bowers
Education reporter
Phone: 472-5041 Fax: 614-6529
[email protected]
Contributed photos
EARTH DAY 2015 marked the second anniversary of the Sensory Garden at Cleveland High School. The event was celebrated by the installation of new hand-painted chimes. The chimes were created by
repurposing a welding tank and two oxygen tanks donated by CHS alum Daniel Smith. The artist behind the piece is Cleveland High senior Chandler Nichols, right photo. Nichols first heard about the project from
Laura Gheesling, her independent study art teacher. Chandler noted that the inspiration for the designs on the chimes came from different types of hanging fruit. Since the chimes would be hanging from supports,
it fits the theme well. The fact the chimes were repurposed materials was also an important part of the project, “Showing people that we can turn these things (recycled gas cylinders) into something new and
beautiful” was very close to Nichols’ heart. After graduation Nichols plans to attend the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, where she will be majoring in aerospace engineering.
Science students present studies
Good time for a garden
Special to the Banner
Three Cleveland High School
students presented their original
scientific research at the annual
meeting of the Tennessee Junior
Academy of Science, at Belmont
University in Nashville last
The students completed their
research as part of the Cleveland
High School Aquatic Biology
(Scientific Research) Honors
The Cleveland High students
included Landon Allison, Ben
Cooper and Sarah Barnette.
They designed, conducted, and
carried out research, and wrote
scientific papers. Their papers
were read by a panel of scientists,
and they were invited to present
based on the quality of their
A total of 24 students from
across the state of Tennessee presented at Belmont. Following
responded to questions asked by
the panel.
Each of these students will
have their abstracts published in
the Annual Proceedings of the
Tennessee Junior Academy of
According to Cleveland High
Contributed photo
THESE THREE Cleveland High students recently presented science papers at the Tennessee Junior Academy of Science in
Nashville. The students include, from Left, Landon Allison, Ben
Cooper, and Sarah Barnette.
teacher Jeannie Cuervo, “These
students did an excellent job,
both with their papers and their
presentations. Mentoring students in the process of scientific
research is very fulfilling.
“Motivated high school students are capable of engaging in
high quality research," she continued.
Allison's paper was titled, "Cow
Manure Effects on Water Quality
in Mouse Creek, Cleveland."
Barnette's paper was titled,
"The Effects of Acid Mine
Drainage on a Tributary of Burra
Contributed photos
Burra Creek in the Copper Basin
IT’S GARDENING TIME at Yates Elementary School! The students in Mrs. Phillips’ class have been
Mining District."
Cooper's paper was titled, working hard with their recent plantings. The students are growing tomatoes, cowpeas and marigolds.
"Analysis of the Effect of Depth
on a Swimmer's Speed During the
Underwater Streamline."
Pelley is Teacher of Year in S.C. town
Special to the Banner
David Pelley, a 1982 graduate
of Charleston High School and
former resident of Cleveland, was
recently named Teacher of the
Year for White Knoll High School
in Lexington, S.C.
Pelley, the son of Max and
Wanda Pelley of Charleston, has
been a JROTC instructor in
Lexington since retiring from the
U.S. Marine Corps in 2006.
He is the first JROTC instructor to be named Teacher of the
Year in Lexington School District
Pelley was the 2013 Bradley
County Memorial Day speaker.
He credits his classroom teaching style to the strong ethics and
morals his parents demonstrated
daily while he was growing up in
rural Charleston.
Pelley’s favorite saying is “The
measure of a person is not what
they do when they are up, it’s
what they do when they are
down — perseverance conquers
Pelley is married to the former
Colleen McBennett of Lorain,
Ohio, and they have a daughter
and two sons.
Students get ‘first’ state degrees
Special to the Banner
Two Cleveland High Students
will become the first to receive
the Occupational Diploma in
Cleveland High School will
have two students graduating
with an OD during the school’s
graduation this spring.
Seniors Thomas Webster and
Tajon Swafford have completed
all requirements necessary to
receive the award, which will be
presented to them during graduation at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at
Benny Monroe Stadium on the
school campus.
The CHS students will be the
first recipients in the state to
receive the new diploma since
their school’s graduation date is
earlier than other high schools
that may also have students
graduating with the diploma.
Webster and Swafford have
completed all requirements
needed to receive the diploma
from Cleveland High this year.
Both students were able to complete their Work Based Learning
on the school campus while
Banner photo, LARRY C. BOWERS
obtaining work experience and
DR. CANDICE MCQUEEN, Tennessee’s commissioner of education, recently made a stop in learning employable job skills.
Cleveland, visiting both city and county schools. McQueen, right, stopped first at Stuart Elementary
Webster has been offered a
School, and later journeyed to Cleveland High School where she visited students, teachers, administra- part-time employment position
tors and the board of education.
with a business in Cleveland fol-
graduation. Swafford will continue his education at the
Vocational Technical School in
For the 2014-15 school year,
Cleveland High School was
selected to participate in the
State Department of Education
pilot program for the OD.
Dr. Joy Hudson, supervisor of
student services with Cleveland
City Schools, said she is “happy
to pilot the program because it
gives our students an opportunity for employment.” She further
stated, “It gives the students an
opportunity to gain employment
skills, to earn a living, to live
independently and become productive tax-paying citizens.”
The Occupational Diploma is a
third diploma option for students with disabilities offering
enhanced employment opportunities for students who may need
preparation for work related life
The new diploma will be
awarded in lieu of the general
education or special education
diplomas and is designed to prepare students to be gainfully
employed after graduation and to
increase positive outcomes for
Requirements for receiving the
Occupational Diploma, as outlined by the state, include five
main areas of performance related to knowledge and skills necessary to participate successfully
in the work world.
Also, the students must be
enrolled in Work Based Learning
and have completed two years in
the WBL program. Students
receiving an OD may continue to
work toward a general education
diploma until the age of 22.
Cleveland High School teacher
Dr. Anita Brown is the work
based learning coordinator and
instructs the students who are
working toward meeting requirements for an OD.
Dr. Brown works closely with
businesses in the community
and culminates the program in
the spring with an appreciation
brunch for participants.
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Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president
Carson, retired neurosurgeon
turned conservative star, has
confirmed that he will seek the
Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Carson, who has never run
for public office, is expected to
be the only high-profile AfricanAmerican to enter the GOP’s
presidential primary as he tries
to parlay his success as an
author and speaker into a competitive campaign against established politicians.
“I’m willing to be part of the
equation and therefore, I’m
announcing my candidacy for
president of the United States of
America,” he said in an interview aired Sunday night by
Ohio’s WKRC television station.
He is set to make a more formal announcement during a
speech from his native Detroit
on Monday.
Carson earned national
acclaim during 29 years leading
the pediatric neurosurgery unit
of Johns Hopkins Children’s
Center in Baltimore, where he
still lives. He directed the first
surgery to separate twins connected at the back of the head.
His career was notable enough
to inspire the 2009 movie,
“Gifted Hands,” with actor Cuba
Gooding Jr. depicting Carson.
“I see myself as a member of
‘we the people,’” he told The
Associated Press in an interview
earlier this year, arguing that
his lack of experience is an
“I see myself as a logical
American who has common
sense,” he continued, “and I
think that’s going to resonate
with a lot of Americans, regardless of their political party.”
The 63-year-old Detroit native
remains largely unknown outside of conservative activists
who have embraced him since
his address at the 2013
National Prayer Breakfast,
where he offered a withering critique of the modern welfare
state and the nation’s overall
The speech restated themes
from Carson’s 2012 book
“America the Beautiful,” but he
excited conservatives by doing
so with President Barack
Obama sitting just feet away.
Carson has since become a
forceful critic of the nation’s
first black president on everything from health care to foreign
policy. Carson also offers himself as a counter to other
notable African-American commentators with more liberal
Most recently, Carson has
spoken out on the unrest in the
city where he lived for many
years, where residents have
protested and rioted in the wake
of Freddie Gray dying while in
custody of the Baltimore Police
Department. In a Time op-ed,
Carson decried the protests and
related vandalism as “gross misconduct.”
Carson moved to Palm Beach,
Florida, after his retirement
from Johns Hopkins, but he is
announcing his campaign in his
hometown of Detroit, where his
mother raised him and his
brother in poverty.
He attributes his politics to
his upbringing, often describing
his neighborhood culture as one
where residents celebrated any
new announcement of government support. Still, he acknowledges that his mother received
welfare aid, and he insists that
he supports “a safety net for the
people who need a safety net.”
Carson is a staunch social
conservative, opposing abortion
rights and same-sex marriage,
views he attributes to his personal faith as a practicing
He has more complex views
on health care and foreign policy, including statements that
could put him at odds with the
most conservative branches of
his party.
He has compared the
Affordable Care Act, Obama’s
signature legislative achievement, to slavery. Yet Carson
also has blasted for-profit
insurance companies; called for
stricter regulations — including
of prices — of health care services; and said government
should offer a nationalized
insurance program for catastrophic care.
Carson pitches himself as a
staunch supporter of Israel in
its disputes with other Middle
Eastern nations, and he has
hammered Obama on his dealings in the region. But in his
earlier writings, Carson criticized the U.S. for historically
being too eager to wage war.
AP photo
This 2014 file photo shows Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaking at the Conservative
Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md.
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon turned conservative political star, has
confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in
2016. Carson announced his candidacy during an interview aired
Sunday by Ohio's WKRC television station
O’Malley scrutinized over police record as mayor
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FORMER MARYLAND GOV. Martin O’Malley talks to reporters in
Topeka, Kansas. O’Malley often casts his adopted hometown of
Baltimore as the comeback city, a community that overcame the ravages of drugs and violence after he was swept into the mayor’s
office. Now weeks before the former Maryland governor expects to
launch his presidential campaign, Baltimore’s turnaround has been
marred by rioting and unrest after the police-custody death of
Freddie Gray.
Things to know about
situation in Baltimore
starting to return to normal in
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted a city-wide curfew that was
in effect for five nights. The
curfew followed the riots and
looting after the funeral last
week of Freddie Gray, a 25year-old black man who died
after he was injured while in
police custody. Early Monday,
there were no reports of confrontations between protesters
and police as there had been
on previous nights.
The state of emergency is
expected to remain in effect
over the next two days while
the Maryland National Guard
continues to draw down about
3,000 troops brought in to
keep the peace. Maryland Gov.
Larry Hogan says more than
200 businesses were lost to
the rioting and looting.
Police say officers will continue to deploy to “areas of
concern” and monitor protest
activity. More recent protests
have been mostly peaceful and
even somewhat celebratory in
tone since Friday’s announcement of charges against six
officers involved in Gray’s
Police said Sunday they had
arrested 486 people since the
unrest began, including 46
people on the final night of the
The charges announced by
State’s Attorney Marilyn
Mosby on Friday are just the
start of the legal process. The
officers have been released on
bond. Two are suspended with
pay and four are suspended
without pay. Court records
show a preliminary hearing is
Baltimore District Court for Lt.
Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White,
and officers Caesar Goodson,
Garrett Miller, Edward Nero
and William Porter.
In the coming weeks, the
Justice Department is expected to release results of a
review of the police department’s use of force practices.
The department requested the
review after several cases of
physical force by officers
resulted in millions of dollars
in legal settlements and a
public outcry.
The FBI and Justice
Department are conducting a
separate investigation of
Gray’s death for potential civil
rights violations.
Police officials and Mosby
have indicated they will continue to investigate the Gray
Gov. Hogan said Sunday
that he would sign several
bills this week related to public safety, law enforcement
policy. The bill signing was
originally planned for last
Tuesday, then put on hold
after violence erupted last
Monday. One bill awaiting
signing requires law enforcement agencies statewide to
provide information to the
Governor’s Office of Crime
Control and Prevention about
deaths in police custody and
officer line-of-duty deaths.
The six officers charged
range in age from 25 to 45.
Three joined the force in 2012.
Two others, Lt. Brian Rice and
Officer Caesar Goodson, have
been serving since the late
Goodson, the driver of the
vehicle that transported Gray,
faces the most serious
charges. He’s been charged
with second-degree depraved
heart murder, which carries a
possible 30-year sentence if
convicted. The charge involves
acting with extreme disregard
for human life. Mosby said
Goodson repeatedly failed to
secure Gray with a seatbelt in
the back of the van, and
because Gray was unbelted,
shackled and handcuffed he
suffered a severe neck injury.
The death has now been ruled
a homicide.
Bill Murphy, a lawyer for
Gray’s family, said “his spine
was 80 percent severed.”
Other charges against the
officers include involuntary
manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and false
imprisonment. The officers
turned themselves in at the
city jail Friday afternoon after
charges were announced. All
were later released on bonds
of between $250,000 and
O’Malley often casts Baltimore
as the comeback city that overcame the ravages of drugs and
violence when he was mayor.
Now, weeks before the former
Maryland governor expects to
enter the 2016 presidential
race and challenge Hillary
Rodham Clinton in the
Baltimore’s turnaround has
been marred by the unrest after
the police-custody death of
Freddie Gray. The turmoil has
placed new scrutiny on
O’Malley’s “zero tolerance” law
enforcement policies as mayor
from 1999 to 2006.
The record shows that murders and violent crime overall
declined in O’Malley’s years as
mayor. But in that time, a
grand jury concluded that too
many arrests were being made
in black neighborhoods without
merit. And the city settled a
lawsuit from people who said
they were wrongly arrested for
minor offenses. Altogether,
these are the sort of concerns
driving some of the anger in
Baltimore today.
David Rocah, a staff attorney
with the ACLU of Maryland,
said the O’Malley administration left a legacy of “hyperaggressive and militarized policing” that, in his view, contributed to the outrage behind
the riots. “I think the idea that
you can arrest your way to public safety has always been
deeply misguided and counterproductive,” Rocah said.
But O’Malley says those
judging him in hindsight
should remember the crime and
despair of the Baltimore he
inherited as mayor.
“I don’t think that any of us
want to go back to the days of
1999,” O’Malley said. “Our city
is undoubtedly a safer place,
and our city is becoming a better place, but our city still has
a lot of progress to make.”
He spoke outside the Dawson
Safe Haven Center, an afterschool refuge for children that
was once a home for a family of
seven killed in a 2002 firebombing by a drug dealer.
O’Malley called that episode
“our Alamo.”
Even now, O’Malley clings to
the story of Baltimore’s
redemption, terming the unrest
“a heartbreaking setback for an
otherwise remarkable comeback.”
He said Sunday on NBC’s
“Meet the Press” that when he
makes an announcement about
his presidential intentions, he
wouldn’t think of making it
anywhere other than Baltimore.
O’Malley has tried to build a
following in Iowa and New
Hampshire as an alternative to
Clinton, the dominant frontrunner. O’Malley has backed
tougher regulations on Wall
Street, opposed the TransPacific Partnership trade deal
and addressed student debt —
issues that resonate with liberals.
Still relatively unknown, even
among Democrats, O’Malley
frequently points to his time as
mayor as a key part of his biography.
A 2013 video by his team,
shown at a New Hampshire
Democratic dinner where he
appeared, described Baltimore
in the late 1990s as a “cauldron
of crime, drugs and profound
despair” and credited O’Malley
with “an assault on hopelessness. He didn’t make a campaign promise to make the city
safer, he made a pledge. And he
kept it.”
In the 1990s, more than 300
people were murdered each
year in Baltimore. O’Malley
practices, cracked down on
lower-level crimes such as public drunkenness and disorderly
conduct, and brought in two
police commanders from New
York steeped in such policing.
The number of homicides fell to
253 in 2002 and stayed below
300 during his two terms, while
never dropping to his goal of
But the approach did lead to
many arrests.
In 2005, a Baltimore grand
jury found excessive arrests in
black neighborhoods and recommended retraining officers.
Judge Joseph McCurdy Jr. had
tasked the panel with determining “what can be done to
address the lack of confidence
that exists between many members of the public and law
The ACLU and the NAACP
sued in 2006 on behalf of 14
plaintiffs who said they were
wrongly arrested as part of a
policy that emphasized arrests
for minor offenses under
O’Malley’s watch. The city
agreed to the $870,000 settlement in 2010.
O’Malley’s successors moved
away from zero-tolerance policing.
But he hasn’t shied away
from his record.
When the recent protests
erupted, he cut short a trip in
England and Ireland, returned
to Baltimore and walked the
streets to talk to former constituents and community leaders. Some stopped to shake
hands or take pictures with
him while others told him
about their bad experiences
with the police. A few heckled
O’Malley told one person the
police were also victims of violence. “I buried 10 police officers” as mayor, he said. “Half
were black. Half were white.”
Asked about the zero-tolerance policy, O’Malley said,
“What we had zero tolerance for
was police misconduct. We
worked at it every day.”
On Sunday, he said that
“extreme poverty breeds conditions for extreme violence.”
His advisers note he created
a civilian review board for
police conduct, expanded drug
treatment and saw a decline in
excessive force complaints and
police-involved shootings.
After two terms as mayor, he
won two terms as governor with
strong support in Baltimore.
“The people of Baltimore were
given ample opportunities to
express at the ballot box their
satisfaction or dissatisfaction
with the direction that our city
took to reduce violent crime, to
reduce homicides, to make our
city more livable,” O’Malley
Still, some think the riots
erupted, in part, from years of
frustration among residents
who felt unfairly targeted.
“He had some responsibility,”
said Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, a
former president of the
NAACP’s Baltimore city branch.
“But you have to lay blame also
with the majority of the City
Council, because the majority
of them were in office when he
was in office.”
To Mary,
my lovely wife,
I love you more today
than ever before.
Thank you for a
wonderful first year
of marriage. I look
forward to many
more anniversaries
with you.
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tina’s Groove
By Eugene Sheffer
Baby Blues
Snuffy Smith
by Eugenia Last
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
DAY: Chris Brown, 26; Adele, 27; Henry
Cavill, 32; Danielle Fishel, 34.
Contract Bridge
Hagar the Horrible
by Steve Becker
Beetle Bailey
Dennis the Menace
Happy Birthday: Keep life simple. If
you take on too much, you will end up
gaining little. You are best to work
through each situation as it arises.
By Ned Classics
By Conrad Day
Concentration, patience and forgiveness will all be required if you want to
accomplish what you set out to do.
Don't offer false hopes or embellish
what you can do. Your numbers are 4,
18, 21, 26, 30, 37, 49.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): A
change of scenery will do you good.
Making a residential or professional
move should be considered and looked
into. It's up to you to make things happen, so don't sit back waiting for things
to come to you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A partnership will turn out to be better than
anticipated. Nurture and protect what
you have worked hard to build and be
willing to share with those who complement your talents and meet you every
step of the way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Focus on
discipline and breaking old habits.
Encourage a better lifestyle and healthier attitude. Do what's best for you and
the ones you love, and be prepared to
walk away from anything or anyone
who is detrimental to achieving your
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You've
got what it takes to succeed, so don't
stop short of your goals. Let your creativity take over, and discuss your ambitions and ideas. Don't let someone's
unpredictable nature ruin your plans.
Do your own thing and show off your
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Pick up the
pace and don't leave room for error. It's
important not to waste time arguing with
someone who doesn't share your point
of view. Do what works best for you and
don't look back. Your confidence will
lead to success.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You will
inspire enthusiasm in others just by following through with your plans and
showing everyone what you are capable of doing. Collaborating with others
must be done cautiously. Someone will
take credit for your hard work, patience
and talent.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Show
everyone what you are capable of
doing. Your ability coupled with your
finesse, intelligence and originality will
help you seal a deal. Travel, communication and picking up valuable information are all favored. Romance and selfimprovement are highlighted.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Live,
learn and listen. You will gain the most
if you talk to people who have experience. Your ability to take information
and apply it to something you want to
pursue will bring good results and
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Make changes to the way you look or
within the professional partnerships you
have established. Negotiations will turn
in your favor. Ask for what you want, but
don't promise something you cannot
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You
will be honored for your help, donations
and whatever contributions you make.
Take any opportunity you get to discuss
your plans for the future with someone
influential, and you will get the goahead to follow through with your
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't
let your emotions take over. Keep your
thoughts to yourself and focus on your
own business, plans and self-improvement. Formulate what you want to
achieve, and do whatever it takes to
reach your goal and reap the rewards
you deserve.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't
waste time when you should be working
diligently to position yourself for future
success. A problem at home must not
cloud your vision or lead to poor health.
A short trip or physical change can help
you avoid an unnecessary conflict.
Birthday Baby: You are engaging,
determined and willful. You are competitive and forceful.
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8 p.m. on (WRCB)
The Voice
The path to being declared this season’s
“Voice” doesn’t have much farther to go for
those still in the contest in the new episode
“Live Top 6 Performances.” Elimination
will be the thrust of Tuesday’s show, but
for now, the remaining hopefuls give it all
they’ve got. Judges and mentors Christina
Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and
Pharrell Williams offer their assessments of
the amateur singers’ efforts. Carson Daly is
the host.
8 p.m. on (WDSI)
The show ends its first season with the ironically titled “All Happy Families Are Alike,”
as Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, who
has announced she’s leaving the show) has
her ultimate showdown with Penguin and
Maroni (Robin Lord Taylor, guest star David
Zayas) for control of the city. Barbara and
Leslie (Erin Richards, guest star Morena
Baccarin) commune over their recent experiences. Bruce (David Mazouz) scours his
home for desired clues.
9 p.m. on (WFLI)
Jane the Virgin
With a high-school reunion coming up,
Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is concerned about
attending — given what her aims were
and how her life actually is going — in the
new episode “Chapter Twenty One.” She
also sets conditions for attending Michael’s
(Brett Dier) event. Petra (Yael Grobglas)
tries to turn what she learns from Rafael
(Justin Baldoni) to her advantage. Xo (Andrea Navedo) has a tough time trying to
guess Rogelio’s (Jaime Camil) thoughts.
9 p.m. on (A&E)
Bates Motel
In the new episode “Crazy,” this season’s
penultimate hour, Norman (Freddie Highmore) spends the day with a surprising visitor, while Norma (Vera Farmiga) struggles
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10—Cleveland Daily Banner—Monday, May 4, 2015
Income inequality fact of life for Congress food servers
inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the
Capitol. It’s their life.
Many of the Capitol’s food
servers, who make the meals,
bus the tables and run the cash
registers in the restaurants and
carryouts that serve lawmakers,
earn less than $11 an hour.
Some make nothing at all when
Congress is in recess.
Members of the House and
Senate collect their $174,000
Congress is making laws, taking
a break or causing a partial government shutdown.
“This is the most important
building in the world,” said
Sontia Bailey, who works the
cash register and stocks the
shelves at the “Refectory” takeout on the Capitol’s Senate side.
“You’d think our wages would be
Bailey, 34, makes $10.33 an
hour, a hair above the $10.10
hourly minimum for federal contractors. She had to move from
her apartment to a rented room
when the 2013 temporary government shutdown interrupted
her income, she said.
KFC pays her better. Bailey
works weekends and two
evenings a week there, making
$12 an hour.
In the Capitol food service
world, she said, “everybody has
second jobs.”
Down an ornate hallway is 21year-old Abraham Tesfahun. He
serves lunch in the Senate members’ dining room and handles
the afternoon cash register in
the busy Senate takeout, one
floor below. Tesfahun said his
hourly pay is $10.30. But he
receives an additional $3 an
hour in cash, which otherwise
would go toward health insurance. He is covered by his mother’s insurance policy under
President Barack Obama’s
health care law.
That doesn’t mean Tesfahun,
who emigrated from Ethiopia as
a teenager, is tight with his
“She kind of kicked me out of
the house,” he said sheepishly,
when he quit community college
after one year to work seven
days a week. Now, he said, he
rents a basement room and
works full time in the Capitol.
On Saturdays and Sundays, he
works at a Dunkin’ Donuts, for
$8 an hour. That’s above the federal minimum wage of $7.25,
although some states have higher minimums.
“People are much nicer” in the
Capitol, Tesfahun said. But he
said he generally has no work or
pay when Congress is out of session, and he sometimes collects
unemployment benefits. The
Senate is scheduled to be in
recess 13 weeks this year.
Both Bailey and Tesfahun said
they once received a pay raise of
3 cents an hour.
In Congress and the 2016
presidential race, candidates in
both parties promise to help U.S.
workers narrow the gap with
high earners. The Capitol’s food
workers — many of whom can’t
afford cars, let alone vacations
— are prime examples of people
without college degrees who
have fallen far behind in the
high-tech global economy.
Capitol food workers with at
least seven years’ experience fare
better than Bailey and Tesfahun,
making about $16 or $17 an
hour. But even one of those,
cook Shawnee Ellis, said she
does catering on the side
because “I have to make extra
money” to pay her bills.
All work for Restaurant
Associates, a major New Yorkbased contractor that handles
food services for the House and
In a statement, the contractor
said it “takes pride in paying
wages.” It would not comment on
individual employees.
The House privatized its food
operations decades ago. The
Senate ran its own operations, at
heavy losses, until 2008. That’s
when the then-Democratic
majority said taxpayer subsidies
Restaurant Associates won the
contract to take over.
“There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like
businesses,” said Sen. Dianne
Feinstein, D-Calif., then the
head of the Senate Rules
Committee, which oversees such
A few Democrats objected.
“You cannot stand on the Senate
floor and condemn the privatization of workers, and then turn
around and privatize the workers here in the Senate and leave
them out on their own,” Sen.
Bob Menendez of New Jersey
said at the time.
approved the 2008 switch in a
voice vote, which any dissenter
could have blocked. Through a
spokesman, Feinstein declined
to comment for this story.
Capitol employees’ struggles
are causing discomfort for lawmakers — including some running for president — as national
debate churns over income
inequality. In April, dozens of
Capitol workers staged a oneday protest.
Senate cook Bertrand Olotara
wrote in The Guardian, “I serve
food to some of the most powerful people on Earth.” They often
talk of expanded opportunity for
workers, he wrote, but “most
don’t seem to notice or care that
workers in their own building
are struggling to survive.”
The Washington region is
among the nation’s most expensive.
After The Washington Post,
CNN and others profiled Charles
Gladden, a Senate food worker
who is homeless, several
Democratic senators urged
Republican leaders — now in the
majority — to press Restaurant
Associates to increase workers’
pay. GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of
Missouri, who leads the Rules
Committee, said “their concerns
will be kept in mind as the contract comes up for renegotiation”
later this year.
The House contract with
Restaurant Associates expires in
August; requests for bids went
out last fall. Congressional offiAP photo
cials say the House and Senate
at the
food-service contracts do not
specify the hourly rates for workin Washington. Income inequality is more than a political sound bite
At a hearing last week, Rep. to workers in the Capitol. It’s their life.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz of
Florida, the national Democratic mittee to micromanage all con- Kentucky says income inequality
Party leader, called on the House tracts,” said Rep. Tom Graves, “is worse in towns run by
to choose contractors who pay R-Ga.
Democrat mayors.”
workers a “living wage” accordFormer Florida Gov. Jeb
Several Republican presidening to local economic standards. tial candidates are making Bush, also eyeing the GOP nomHer amendment failed.
implicit or explicit pledges to ination, said if the economy isn’t
“It’s really not within the scope reduce income inequality.
growing, “you’re not going to
of this committee nor subcomRepublican Sen. Rand Paul of deal with income inequality.”
Gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon event
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two
gunmen were killed Sunday in
Texas after opening fire on a
security officer outside a
provocative contest for cartoon
Muhammad, and a bomb squad
was called in to search their
vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.
The men drove up to the
Curtis Culwell Center in the
Dallas suburb of Garland as the
event was scheduled to end and
began shooting at the security
officer, the City of Garland said
in a statement. Garland police
officers returned fire, killing the
Garland police spokesman
Joe Harn said it was not immediately clear whether the shooting was connected to the event
inside, a contest hosted by the
New York-based American
Freedom Defense Initiative that
would award $10,000 for the
best cartoon depicting the
Prophet Muhammad.
But he said at a late Sunday
news conference that authorities were searching the gunmen’s vehicle for explosives,
saying, “Because of the situation of what was going on today
and the history of what we’ve
been told has happened at other
events like this, we are considering their car (is) possibly containing a bomb.”
Drawings such at the ones
featured at the Texas event are
deemed insulting to many followers of Islam and have
sparked violence around the
world. According to mainstream
Islamic tradition, any physical
depiction of the Prophet
Muhammad — even a respectful
one — is considered blasphemous.
The Curtis Culwell Center, a
school-district owned public
events space where the Texas
event was held, was evacuated
after the shooting, as were some
surrounding businesses. The
evacuation was lifted several
hours later and police were not
aware of any ongoing threat, but
a large area around the center
remained blocked off late into
the night.
Police helicopters circled
overhead as bomb squads
worked on the car. Harn said
the bodies of the gunmen, who
had not yet been identified, were
not immediately taken from the
scene because they were too
close to the car. He said they
would be removed once the car
was cleared.
The wounded security officer,
who was unarmed, worked for
the Garland Independent School
District, Harn said. He was
treated and released from a
local hospital.
Harn said the district hires
security for events at its facilities, but noted additional security also was in place for
Sunday’s event. The sponsoring
group has said it paid $10,000
for off-duty police officers and
other private security.
Harn said the city had not
received any credible threats
before the shooting.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said
state officials are investigating,
and Dallas FBI spokeswoman
Katherine Chaumont said that
agency is providing investigative
and bomb technician assistance.
The event featured speeches
by American Freedom Defense
Initiative president Pamela
Geller and Geert Wilders, a
Dutch lawmaker known for his
outspoken criticism of Islam.
Wilders received several standing ovations from the crowd and
left immediately after his
Wilders, who has advocated
closing Dutch doors to migrants
from the Islamic world for a
decade, has lived under roundthe-clock police protection since
After the shooting, authorities
escorted about 75 contest attendees to another room in the conference center, where a woman
held up an American flag, and
the crowd sang “God Bless
The group was then taken to a
separate location, where they
were held for about two hours
until being briefly questioned by
FBI agents before being
Johnny Roby of Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, who was
attending the contest, told the
Associated Press he was outside
the building when he heard
around about 20 shots that
appeared to be coming from the
direction of a passing car.
Roby said he then heard two
single shots. He said he heard
officers yell that they had the
car before he was sent inside
the building.
Geller told the AP before
Sunday’s event that she
planned the contest to make a
stand for free speech in
response to outcries and violence
Muhammad. She said in a statement issued Sunday night that
the shooting showed how “needed our event really was.”
In January, 12 people were
killed by gunmen in an attack
against the Paris office of the
satirical newspaper Charlie
Hebdo, which had lampooned
Islam and other religions and
used depictions of Muhammad.
occurred the following month at
a free speech event in
Copenhagen featuring an artist
who had caricatured the
Tens of thousands of people
rallied around the world to
honor the victims and defend
the freedom of expression following those shootings.
Geller’s group is known for
mounting a campaign against
the building of an Islamic center
blocks from the World Trade
Center site and for buying
advertising space in cities
across the U.S. criticizing Islam.
When a Chicago-based nonprofit held a January fundraiser
in Garland designed to help
Muslims combat negative depictions of their faith, Geller spearheaded about 1,000 picketers at
the event. One chanted: “Go
back to your own countries! We
don’t want you here!” Others
held signs with messages such
as, “Insult those who behead
others,” an apparent reference
to recent beheadings by the militant group Islamic State.
NYPD officer shot in head
remains critical but stable
police officer was in critical but
stable condition early Monday,
two days after being shot in the
head while sitting in an unmarked
car in Queens.
Officer Brian Moore, 25, was in
a coma and “fighting for his life,”
District Attorney Richard Brown
told The Associated Press on
Moore underwent surgery for
what court papers described as
“severe injuries to his skull and
Blackwell, was ordered held without bail Sunday after appearing in
Queens Criminal Court. He did
not enter a plea to charges of
attempted murder.
Prosecutors planned to present
the case to a grand jury before
Blackwell’s next court appearance
on Friday.
Blackwell’s court-appointed
lawyer, David Bart, said his client
denied the charges, which also
include assault and weapons
Police on Monday continued to
search for the weapon.
“This was nothing more and
nothing less than a cold-blooded
attempt at an assassination of New
York’s finest,” Assistant District
Attorney Peter McCormack said.
McCormack said Moore and
patrol partner Erik Jansen both in
plainclothes in an unmarked
police car approached Blackwell
on a Queens street after seeing
him tugging at his waistband
around 6:15 p.m. Saturday and
asked him “What are you carrying?”
The officers ordered Blackwell
to stop and exchanged words with
him. That’s when Blackwell
turned, the prosecutor said, and
“in a vicious manner started to
fire” — at least two shots.
Jansen was not hit and radioed
for help.
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Flames end
in top 10 at
NCCAA meet
Vest captures Invitational
title in two-hole playoff
Banner Sports Editor
When Hunter Vest teed off on
the closing day of the Cleveland
Invitational Sunday Morning at
Cleveland Country Club, his plan
was to not give away any shots,
play steady and focused and
maybe finish third.
Instead, Vest, who shot even
par Saturday and a 3-under 68
Sunday, got word after he had
finished up to hang around and
stay loose, the leaders might be
The word was true.
Taylor Davis ended his round
with a 2-over par 74, Scott
Stevens came in with a round of
75 and Vest found himself in a
three-way tie for first, setting up a
playoff for the win.
Two holes later, Vest was on his
way back to the clubhouse once
again, this time as club champion
after the suden death win over
Davis and Stevens.
Neil Spitalny was the Senior
Division championm finishing
with an even-par 144, six strokes
better than second-place finisher
Mike Davis. Bob Rice took the
Championship B win with a 144,
just one-stroke better than 2014
champion Cody Godrey.
First Flight honors went to
Danny Gleeson who ended the
two-day tournament with a 153.
Jay Potter was second with a 156
“When I started the day the
number I had in mind was 69. I
felt like like I might could get up
to third place. I didn't think the
guys in front of me were really
catchable. I felt like they were
playing solid, as always,” said
Success for Vest started at the
first tee. A string of pars with a
birdie tossed in for good measure
had the former Walker Valley
Mustang and Lee Flame on his
way to at least a solid round.
“I started the day with seven
pars and made a good birdie putt
on eight then parred No. 9 and
made the turn at 1-under. I got it
to 2-under on No. 10 and parred
my way to 14,” Vest recalled.
The hot round continued with
See VEST, Page 13
AP photo
DAle eARnhARDt JR. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Sprint Cup Series GEICO
500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, in Talladega, Ala.
Earnhardt Jr. cruises
to Talladega victory
Banner photo, RIChARD RoBeRts
Joe MARKhAM JR. hits his approach shot from the fairway to the
18th green, during the final round of the Cleveland Invitational
Sunday, at Cleveland Country Club.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — There’s something
about Talladega Superspeedway — its ardent
Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at
the track — that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a
responsibility to put on a show.
He failed to deliver last year, using a strategy
that took him out of contention for the win, admitting he was “just really, really ashamed of that”
Earnhardt vowed to never again be cautious at
the Alabama track, to always race aggressively for
the win.
It paid off Sunday with an emotional first win of
the season.
“Even if I wreck ... we’re going to be racing for
the lead or trying to anyways,” Earnhardt said.
“That’s my mentality till I don’t race anymore.”
NASCAR’s most popular driver received a thunderous ovation as he pumped his fist outside the
car window during a slow victory lap. He stopped
at the flag stand to grab the checkered flag and
flew it out his car window as he savored his trip
around the track and into victory lane.
It was Earnhardt’s sixth victory at Talladega —
but first since 2004 — and he choked back tears
after he climbed from his No. 88 Chevrolet.
“It’s just real emotional. I haven’t won here in a
long time. It was my daddy’s birthday a couple of
days ago, and I’m just real emotional, man,” he
The late Dale Earnhardt, a first ballot Hall of
Fame inductee, won 10 times at the Alabama
track. He would have celebrated his 64th birthday
“I think about all the races he won here and at
Daytona, I love when we go to victory lane because
I feel like I add to his legacy there,” he said. “All I
ever want to do is make him proud. I feel like when
we win at those tracks where he was successful,
that’s exactly what we’re doing.
See TALLADEGA, Page 13
ROME, Ga. — The Flames finished eighth and the Lady Flames
were 12th as the Lee University
Track & Field teams competed in
the 2015 National Christian
College Athletic Association
National Championships over the
Lee followed two national
championships on Friday with 14
athletes placing in scoring position (top eight) of their events,
including five NCCAA AllAmerican (top three) performances.
Fellow Gulf South Conference
members Shorter University and
Mississippi College also participated in the two-day event at
Historic Barron Stadium and
Maddox Track. Shorter won both
team championships, while the
Choctaws and the Lady Choctaws
were 13th.
The Flames had most of their
success in the 800-meter run with
three runners placing in the
event’s top eight. Harold Smith
was second (1:53.15) to earn his
second NCCAA All-American
honor of the weekend. Emmanuel
Kipchumba placed fifth (1:54.47)
and Terris Elliott crossed the finish line in eighth (1:55.70). Adam
Gullette was 36th in the race with
a time of 2:00.48.
"Harold ran a great race. That
was by far the most competitive
NCCAA 800m ever. Finishing second in a race of that caliber as a
freshman is a great feat," said
coach Caleb Morgan.
Kipchumba, Elliott and Gullette
joined Smith as NCCAA AllAmericans as part of the national
champion 4x800-meter relay
team. Seth Eagleson also claimed
All-American status in connection
to his national championship in
the 10,000m.
Elliott joined Camden Perez in
the 3,000m steeplechase. Perez
placed eighth with a time of
9:28.94 and Elliott was 13th
Smith just missed his second
top-eight performance of the day
with a ninth-place finish in the
5,000m run with a mark of
15:51.04. Eagleson was sixth in
the event at 15:24.34.
Alex Carter, Nick Eckert and
Joseph Crook took on the 1,500m
with Carter crossing the finish
line at 4:06.66 (12th). Eckert was
See FLAMES, Page 13
Teheran sharp for 6 innings
as Braves beat Cueto, Reds
ATLANTA (AP) — A memorable
afternoon for Kelly Johnson
almost didn’t happen.
Johnson was a last-minute
addition to the lineup, and he hit
a two-run homer as the Atlanta
Braves shut out the Cincinnati
Reds 5-0 on Sunday.
Johnson also got to greet his
son at third base as part of a Little
League pregame ceremony where
local youngsters get to meet a
Braves player at each position
before the first inning. His son
was waiting for Johnson when he
took the field.
“It was special for me, for sure,”
Johnson said. “His team had a
As for his home run on this day,
“you are kind of left shaking your
head. Sometimes you’re speechless,” Johnson said.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said
Saturday he was planning on resting Johnson after seven straight
starts. Gonzalez changed his mind
when he arrived at the ballpark
“Sooner or later, we’re going to
give him one because he’s not a
young kid anymore, but it was one
of those gametime decisions,”
Gonzalez said. “I had the mindset
of giving him a day off and I started messing around a little bit and
we decided to give (Alberto)
Callaspo a day off and it paid. It
made me look good.”
Julio Teheran gave up just
three singles in six sharp innings
as Braves got a split of the fourgame series.
Teheran (3-1), an NL All-Star
last year, came into the game with
a winning record despite three
straight sub-par starts. He struck
out five in a row during one point
and fanned a season-high six
Teheran was never threatened
after the Braves built an early 4-0
lead. He walked two.
“He pitched a nice ballgame and
never gave us anything,” said
See BRAVES, Page 13
AP photo
AtlAntA’s Kelly Johnson celebrates a two-run home run with teammate Freddie Freeman,
right, in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, in Atlanta.
Beal leads well-rested Washington Wizards past Hawks in Game 1
AP photo
AtlAntA hAwKs center Al
Horford shoots as Washington
Wizards center Marcin Gortat
defends in the second half
Sunday, in Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) — After resting up for
the past week, the Washington Wizards
merely had to withstand Atlanta’s early
Once the Hawks ran out of gas, Bradley
Beal and the Wizards took control.
Just call them the road warriors.
Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score
28 points and streaking Washington
remained unbeaten in the postseason,
knocking off top-seeded Atlanta 104-98
Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern
Conference semifinals.
It was another gritty performance by
the Wizards, who improved to 8-1 on the
road in the playoffs over the past two
postseasons, including 3-0 this year. They
became the first team in NBA history to
win four straight Game 1s on the road.
“Just withstanding adversity,” said
John Wall, who had 18 points and 13
assists. “We know they’re going to come
out and give us a punch right away.”
Taking advantage of a week off since
their sweep of Toronto, the Wizards wore
down the Hawks in the fourth quarter.
Otto Porter scored a couple of big baskets
coming down the stretch, including a 3pointer, and Marcin Gortat sealed it with
a lay-in off a pass from Wall with 14.6
seconds remaining.
“We kept talking about it’s a long
game,” Washington coach Randy Wittman
said. “We got better and better and better.”
The Hawks needed six games to beat
eight-seeded Brooklyn and had to open
this best-of-seven series with about a 36hour turnaround. After racing to a 37-26
lead after the first quarter, Atlanta couldn’t make anything in the fourth.
Even with plenty of good looks, the
Hawks hit only 5 of 28 (17.9 percent) in
the final period, including 1 of 10 from
beyond the 3-point arc.
Game 2 is Tuesday night in Atlanta.
“Our pace was better in the first half,”
Al Horford said. “Maybe in the second
half, we were just tired or whatever.”
The frustration for the home team was
epitomized by one crucial possession with
just over 2 minutes to go. The Hawks kept
giving themselves extra chances, hustling
for five offensive rebounds. But they
missed six straight shots before the
Wizards finally grabbed possession, the
crowd groaning louder and louder with
each ball that clanked off the rim.
“I had a couple of tips that just came
out. I couldn’t believe it,” Horford said. “I
think that was the key point of the game.”
DeMarre Carroll had another big game
for Atlanta with 24 points, but 21 came in
the opening half and he went scoreless
over the final quarter. He had plenty of
company. Horford made only 7 of 19
shots, Kyle Korver was 5 of 15, and Jeff
Teague went 4 of 14.
The Hawks picked right up where they
left off in their best performance of the
postseason, a 111-87 victory Friday night
at Brooklyn. Atlanta ran the Wizards
ragged, hit 64 percent from the field, and
led by 11 at the end of their highest-scoring first quarter of the postseason.
But the Wizards were clearly the fresher team in the second half. The Hawks
finished just 38 percent (37 of 98) from
the field, including 25 percent over the
final two quarters.
Beal hobbled off the court with a
sprained right ankle after landing on
Horford’s foot with 8:08 remaining. He
went to the locker room to get it taped and
returned to finish out a superb performance at both ends.
In addition to tying his career scoring
high in the playoffs, Beal grabbed seven
rebounds and did a good job shadowing
Korver at the 3-point stripe. Atlanta’s
long-range specialist made only 3 of 11
from beyond the arc.
Paul Pierce had 19 points for the
Wizards, and Drew Gooden provided
some key minutes off the bench, finishing
with 12.
12—Cleveland Daily Banner—Monday, May 4, 2015
Cougars see
season close
From CSCC Sports Information
State's late inning rally fell short
in a TCCAA elimination game
against Volunteer State.
The Cougars scored eight runs
the final three innings, but couldn't complete the comeback losing
Cleveland State centerfielder
Wright Hackett drove in four runs
and hit two triples along with a
Shortstop Janson
Roberson batted in three runs of
his own.
The Cougars finish the season
with 24 wins and 22 losses.
The TCCAA tournament is held
at Chattanooga State Community
Arizona (Ray 0-0) at Colorado (Lyles 2-2), 8:40
San Diego (Cashner 1-4) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 02), 10:15
American league
east division
central division
Kansas City
West division
Los Angeles
Sunday’s Games
Cleveland 10, Toronto 7
Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 2
Minnesota 13, Chicago White Sox 3
Detroit 6, Kansas City 4
Houston 7, Seattle 6
Oakland 7, Texas 1
San Francisco 5, L.A. Angels 0
N.Y. Yankees 8, Boston 5
Monday’s Games
N.Y. Yankees (Whitley 1-0) at Toronto (Dickey 0-3), 7:07
Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 2-2) at Boston (Buchholz 1-3), 7:10
Oakland (Hahn 1-1) at Minnesota (P.Hughes 0-4), 8:10
Texas (Detwiler 0-3) at Houston (Keuchel 3-0), 8:10
Seattle (F.Hernandez 4-0) at L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 2-1),
Tuesday’s Games
N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 3-0) at Toronto (Estrada 1-0), 7:07
Baltimore (B.Norris 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 4-1), 7:10
Tampa Bay (Smyly 0-0) at Boston (Porcello 2-2), 7:10
Cleveland (Salazar 3-0) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 2-1),
Detroit (Greene 3-1) at Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 12), 8:10
Oakland (Chavez 0-2) at Minnesota (May 2-1), 8:10
Texas (W.Rodriguez 0-1) at Houston (Feldman 2-2), 8:10
Seattle (Paxton 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Richards 2-1), 10:05
New York
Tampa Bay
Banner photo, rIcHArd roBerTS
HUnTer VeST PoSeS with the winner’s trophy after taking the
Cleveland Invitational in a two-hole sudden death playoff against
Taylor Davis and Scott Stevens.
’Stangs stun No. 2 Owls
in 5-AAA soccer opener
From Staff Reports
OOLTEWAH — When it comes
to postseason tournaments, you
never know what is going to happen.
In the District 5-AAA Baseball
Tournament in Athens last week,
the last-place McMinn County
squad stunned sixth-seeded
Cleveland High in the play-in
game, then turned around and
did the same to No. 3 Bradley
Central. The host Cherokees had
their run stalled Sunday with a
5-2 loss to Ooltewah.
Likewise in the 5-AAA soccer
tournament, No. 7 seed Walker
Valley, which didn’t win a district
game during the regular season,
stunned second-seeded Ooltewah
Saturday on the Owls’ home
pitch with a 1-0 shutout.
Coach Tom Bayliss’ Mustangs
now advance to the district semifinals Tuesday evening at No. 3
East Hamilton. Match time is set
for 5:30 p.m.
In the other opening round
match Saturday, fourth-seeded
McMinn County was able to get
past No. 5 Bradley Central, while
East Hamilton did away with
sixth-seeded Soddy-Daisy.
The Cherokees will be in town
Tuesday to face top-seeded
Cleveland High, which is perfect
in district play so far this season.
The Blue Raiders will welcome
the boys from Athens to the
Complex for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
After a scoreless opening half
Saturday, Walker Valley freshman Samuel McDonald scored
the game’s lone goal, in the
game's 55th minute.
Mustang sophomore goalkeeper Skyler Swafford and Walker
Valley’s tenacious defense were
able to shut out the Owls.
on AIr
Saturday, May 2
L.A. Clippers 111, San Antonio 109, L.A. Clippers wins
series 4-3
conference SeMIfInAlS
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
Sunday, May 3
Washington 104, Atlanta 98, Washington leads series 1-0
Golden State 101, Memphis 86, Golden State leads series
Monday, May 4
Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Houston, 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5
Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m.
Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6
Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Houston, 9:30 p.m.
friday, May 8
Cleveland at Chicago, TBD
Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 9
Atlanta at Washington, 5 p.m.
Golden State at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 10
Cleveland at Chicago, 3:30 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, May 11
Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m.
Golden State at Memphis, 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12
x-Chicago at Cleveland, TBD
x-L.A. Clippers at Houston, TBD
Wednesday, May 13
x-Washington at Atlanta, TBD
x-Memphis at Golden State, TBD
Thursday, May 14
x-Cleveland at Chicago, TBD
x-Houston at L.A. Clippers, TBD
friday, May 15
x-Atlanta at Washington, TBD
x-Golden State at Memphis, TBD
Sunday, May 17
x-Chicago at Cleveland, TBD
x-L.A. Clippers at Houston, TBD
x-Memphis at Golden State, TBD
Monday, May 18
x-Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m.
TV SportsWatch
Monday, May 4
10 a.m.
NBCSN — IIHF, World Championship, preliminary round,
United States vs. Russia, at Ostrava, Czech Republic
7 p.m.
SPSO — Philadelphis at Atlanta
8 p.m.
ESPN — Chicago Cubs at St. Louis
7 p.m.
TNT — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, Chicago
at Cleveland
9:30 p.m.
TNT — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, L.A.
Clippers at Houston
nHl HocKey
7:30 p.m.
NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, N.Y.
Rangers at Washington
2:55 p.m.
NBCSN — Premier League, Arsenal at Hull City
on TAP
Monday, May 4
district 5-AAA Tournament
at Bradley central
Elimination game, East Hamilton vs. Ooltewah, 6
Winner’s bracket final, Walker Valley vs.Soddy-Daisy, 8
district 5-AA Tournament
Loudon at Polk County, 5:30
Sweetwater at Sequoyah, 5:30
Tuesday, May 5
district 5-AAA Tournament
Walker Valley at East Hamilton, 6:30
McMinn County at Cleveland, 7
district 5-AAA Tournament
at Bradley central
Loser’s bracket final, 5
Championship game, 7
district 5-AA Tournament
Monday winners at home of higher seed
Monday losers at home of higher seed
Sub sectional at Walker Valley, TBA
Wednesday, May 6
district 5-AA Tournament
Loser’s bracket final of higher seed
Thursday, May 7
district 5-AAA Tournament
Championship game at home of higher seed
district 5-AA Tournament
Championship game at home of higher seed
Sub sectional at Walker Valley, TBA
nBA daily Playoff Glance
Saturday, April 25
Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 83
Milwaukee 92, Chicago 90
Golden State 109, New Orleans 98, Golden State wins
series 4-0
Memphis 115, Portland 109
Sunday, April 26
Cleveland 101, Boston 93, Cleveland wins series 4-0
L.A. Clippers 114, San Antonio 105
Washington 125, Toronto 94, Washington wins series 4-0
Dallas 121, Houston 109
Monday, April 27
Brooklyn 120, Atlanta 115, OT
Milwaukee 94, Chicago 88
Portland 99, Memphis 92
Tuesday, April 28
Houston 103, Dallas 94, Houston wins series 4-1
San Antonio 111, L.A. Clippers 107
Wednesday, April 29
Atlanta 107, Brooklyn 97
Memphis 99, Portland 93, Memphis wins series 4-1
Thursday, April 30
Chicago 120, Milwaukee 66, Chicago wins series 4-2
L.A. Clippers 102, San Antonio 96
friday, May 1
Atlanta 111, Brooklyn 87, Atlanta wins series 4-2
national league
New York
St. Louis
Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco
east division
central division
West division
Sunday’s Games
Philadelphia 6, Miami 2
Washington 1, N.Y. Mets 0
Atlanta 5, Cincinnati 0
St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2, 14 innings
Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 3
San Francisco 5, L.A. Angels 0
L.A. Dodgers 1, Arizona 0, 13 innings
San Diego 8, Colorado 6
Monday’s Games
Miami (Phelps 1-0) at Washington (Zimmermann 2-2),
Philadelphia (Harang 2-2) at Atlanta (A.Wood 1-1), 7:10
L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-2) at Milwaukee (Lohse 1-4),
Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 2-1) at St. Louis (C.Martinez 3-0),
Arizona (Collmenter 2-3) at Colorado (Matzek 2-0), 8:40
San Diego (T.Ross 1-2) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 2-1),
Tuesday’s Games
Cincinnati (Lorenzen 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Locke 2-1), 7:05
Miami (Latos 0-3) at Washington (Strasburg 2-2), 7:05
Baltimore (B.Norris 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 4-1), 7:10
Philadelphia (Billingsley 0-0) at Atlanta (S.Miller 3-1), 7:10
L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 4-0) at Milwaukee (Garza 2-3), 8:10
Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 0-1) at St. Louis (Lyons 0-0),
Match Play results
At Harding Park Golf course
San francisco
yardage: 7,127; Par: 71
(Seedings in parentheses)
championship Match
Rory McIlroy (1), Northern Ireland def. Gary Woodland
(50), United States, 4 and 2.
consolation Match
Danny Willett (48), England, def. Jim Furyk (5), United
States, 3 and 2.
Gary Woodland (50), United States, def. Danny Willett
(48), England, 3 and 2.
Rory McIlroy (1), Northern Ireland, def. Jim Furyk (5),
United States, 1 up.
Gary Woodland (50), United States def. John Senden (60),
Australia, 5 and 3.
Danny Willett (48), England, def. Tommy Fleetwood (54), 4
and 3.
Jim Furyk (5), United States, def. Louis Oosthuizen (29),
South Africa, 4 and 2.
Rory McIlroy (1), Northern Ireland, def. Paul Casey (36),
England, 22 holes.
nAScAr Sprint cup
GeIco 500 results
At Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega, Ala.
Lap length: 2.66 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (4) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 188 laps, 134.7 rating,
48 points, $306,065.
2. (5) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188, 118.5, 43,
3. (7) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 188, 97.9, 41, $190,060.
4. (3) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 188, 103, 0, $148,385.
5. (36) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 188, 99.1, 39,
6. (12) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 188, 83.1, 38, $156,715.
7. (18) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 188, 58.7, 37, $151,670.
8. (24) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188, 102.6, 37,
9. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188, 110.9, 36, $127,645.
10. (34) Josh Wise, Ford, 188, 62, 35, $111,070.
11. (27) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 188, 86.1, 33,
12. (19) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 188, 87.8, 33, $127,435.
13. (41) Cole Whitt, Ford, 188, 68.4, 32, $125,618.
14. (42) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 188, 57.8, 0, $121,993.
15. (28) Aric Almirola, Ford, 188, 81.6, 29, $142,146.
16. (37) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 188, 63.6, 28, $117,918.
17. (31) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 188, 55.8, 27,
18. (43) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 188, 55.5, 26,
19. (6) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 188, 92.6, 26, $128,724.
20. (39) David Gilliland, Ford, 188, 72.9, 25, $108,710.
21. (25) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 188, 67.1, 23,
22. (15) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 188, 86.4, 22, $143,851.
23. (35) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 188, 57.5, 22, $106,110.
24. (38) Chris Buescher, Ford, 188, 56, 0, $94,185.
25. (8) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 188, 74, 19, $133,721.
26. (29) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 188, 46.9, 19,
27. (32) Bobby Labonte, Ford, 188, 48, 18, $95,435.
28. (11) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 188, 63.4, 17, $102,885.
29. (40) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 188, 50.8, 15, $91,685.
30. (10) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 188, 61.7, 14, $128,643.
31. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 188, 82.5, 14, $145,871.
32. (22) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 188, 68.5, 12, $97,685.
33. (21) Joey Logano, Ford, 186, 44.3, 11, $138,268.
34. (2) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 158, 78.1, 11, $109,435.
35. (14) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, engine, 157, 77.5, 9,
36. (23) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 151, 33.6, 8, $117,874.
37. (20) Greg Biffle, Ford, 147, 35.7, 7, $121,469.
38. (9) David Ragan, Toyota, 123, 51.7, 6, $129,515.
39. (30) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, accident, 91, 51.9, 0,
40. (33) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, accident, 90, 39.8,
0, $76,465.
41. (26) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 46, 64.9, 3,
42. (13) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, accident, 46, 50.3, 2,
43. (16) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, engine, 18, 27.3, 0,
race Statistics
Average Speed of Race Winner: 159.487 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours, 8 minutes, 8 seconds.
Margin of Victory: 0.158 seconds.
Caution Flags: 6 for 23 laps.
Lead Changes: 27 among 15 drivers.
Lap Leaders: J.Gordon 1-3; K.Kahne 4-6; T.Stewart 7-11;
D.Earnhardt Jr. 12-15; J.Gordon 16-19; K.Harvick 20;
J.Allgaier 21; B.Labonte 22; J.Gordon 23-48; K.Busch 49;
J.Johnson 50-91; D.Gilliland 92; J.Wise 93; J.Gordon 9495; J.Johnson 96-103; D.Earnhardt Jr. 104; D.Hamlin 105106; D.Earnhardt Jr. 107-110; J.Gordon 111-115; C.Mears
116; J.Gordon 117-123; D.Earnhardt Jr. 124-147;
T.Stewart 148; D.Earnhardt Jr. 149-155; D.Hamlin 156158; R.Stenhouse Jr. 159; C.Whitt 160-161; D.Earnhardt
Jr. 162-188.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led):
D.Earnhardt Jr., 6 times for 67 laps; J.Johnson, 2 times for
50 laps; J.Gordon, 6 times for 47 laps; T.Stewart, 2 times
for 6 laps; D.Hamlin, 2 times for 5 laps; K.Kahne, 1 time for
3 laps; C.Whitt, 1 time for 2 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 1
lap; J.Wise, 1 time for 1 lap; K.Busch, 1 time for 1 lap;
D.Gilliland, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 1 lap;
R.Stenhouse Jr., 1 time for 1 lap; B.Labonte, 1 time for 1
lap; C.Mears, 1 time for 1 lap.
Wins: K.Harvick, 2; J.Johnson, 2; Ku.Busch, 1;
D.Earnhardt Jr., 1; D.Hamlin, 1; M.Kenseth, 1;
B.Keselowski, 1; J.Logano, 1.
Top 16 in Points: 1. K.Harvick, 394; 2. M.Truex Jr., 354; 3.
J.Johnson, 342; 4. J.Logano, 335; 5. D.Earnhardt Jr., 319;
6. B.Keselowski, 305; 7. J.McMurray, 297; 8. M.Kenseth,
292; 9. K.Kahne, 286; 10. D.Hamlin, 281; 11. P.Menard,
280; 12. A.Almirola, 279; 13. J.Gordon, 277; 14.
R.Newman, 271; 15. Ku.Busch, 255; 16. D.Patrick, 253.
AP photo
rory McIlroy hits out of the rough on the fourth fairway during the Match Play Championship at
TCP Harding Park Sunday, in San Francisco.
McIlroy a winner with
great play and luck
McIlroy won a tournament as
the No. 1 player in the world.
Only at the Match Play
Championship does this pass as
In the 17-year history of golf’s
most unpredictable tournament,
only one other player has gone
undefeated over five days as the
No. 1 seed. That was Tiger
Woods, who did it three times,
the last occasion seven years
ago in the Arizona desert.
Woods needed as much good
fortune as McIlroy, who somehow outlasted seven opponents
— including three in one day —
to capture his second World Golf
Championship title on Sunday
at TPC Harding Park.
“Physically, I feel fine,”
McIlroy said after his 4-and-2
win over Gary Woodland in the
championship match. “But
mentally, it was a grind.”
He played 121 holes in five
days, including 35 holes on
Sunday after getting six hours of
Three times, he was trailing in
his match when he stood on the
17th tee.
Four times, he watched his
opponent stand over a putt that
would have knocked him out.
Asked to name his most significant shot of the week — and
there were plenty of good ones —
McIlroy didn’t hesitate. He went
straight to the Friday match
with Billy Horschel, who was 2
up with two to play. McIlroy
faced a 30-foot birdie putt on
the 17th hole that simply had to
go in.
“Basically, I don’t hole that
and I’m going home,” he said as
he signed tournament flags after
his win. “I don’t even get
through to the (final) 16.”
This was a week when just
about everything went right for
McIlroy, except for his plans to
watch the Manny PacquiaoFloyd Mayweather Jr. fight in
Las Vegas. He wound up giving
his floor seat to a friend who had
been in the upper level of the
MGM Grand.
McIlroy watched the fight in a
corner of the interview room.
There was pizza and beer. The
next evening, there was a trophy.
He wound up taking Horschel
to overtime and beating on the
20th hole. He was on the verge
of another loss in the quarterfinals until Paul Casey hit a bad
chip and a bad putt to make
bogey and later missed an 18foot birdie putt on the 20th hole.
They had to return Sunday
morning to finish the match on
the par-5 opening hole.
McIlroy had 60 feet from the
fringe, mud on his ball. Making
it worse, he had not practiced on
the putting green, only on the
chipping green, which was not
the same speed. He managed to
lag it with perfect pace, and the
two-putt birdie won the match.
“It was down to preparation,”
McIlroy said with a grin.
In the semifinal against Jim
Furyk, he had to make a 7-foot
birdie putt to avoid going 2 down
with two to play. Then, he hit 7iron to 4 feet for birdie, and he
finished the match with a 45foot eagle putt across the green.
The last match lacked energy,
and except for a brief moment
on the back nine, the outcome
was inevitable. McIlroy won four
straight holes when Woodland
lost his way off the tee.
Woodland rallied behind a few
mistakes by McIlroy, and he had
a 4-foot par putt on the 13th
hole to get the deficit to 1 down.
He missed, and that was that.
“My putt drops on 13 and it’s
a different ball game,” Woodland
said. “But I missed that one.
And he was like a shark.
Smelled blood, and it was gave
over quickly.”
Woodland lost the next hole
with a bogey, and he conceded
the match on the 16th hole.
McIlroy has led seven of the
last eight rounds in the majors,
winning the British Open and
the PGA Championship. He
already has won twice this year.
There’s a reason he is No. 1 in
the world. And yet it was the format that required so much luck,
and so much timing, as is the
case just about every year.
Woods won at Dove Mountain
as the No. 1 player in 2008. In
the opening round, he was 3
down with five holes to play
against J.B. Holmes when he
made three birdies and a bending 35-foot eagle to rally. In the
third round that year, he could
only watch as Aaron Baddeley
had a 10-foot putt for the win,
and missed.
When he won at La Costa in
2004, Woods again was on the
ropes to John Rollins when he
won the last two holes for a 1-up
victory, helped by Rollins missing the green with a wedge in his
hand on the final hole.
It’s not easy for any of the 64
players to win this, let alone the
best. This was only the sixth
time in 17 years that the No. 1
seed even reached the semifinals. Woods lost in the championship match in 2000 at La
Costa, and Ernie Els was the No.
1 seed when he lost in the semifinals to Pierre Fulke in
Australia a year later.
So as McIlroy headed to
Florida to celebrate his 26th
birthday, it was hard to measure
his form.
He really didn’t play much differently than he did at the
Masters, when he was fourth
without a chance of winning, or
Invitational, where he tied for
11th. Had this been stroke play,
there’s no telling where he
would have finished.
What mattered was winning
— his 16th worldwide and 10th
on the PGA Tour.
“No matter what format it is,”
McIlroy said, “it’s always nice to
get a trophy.”
Gordon’s costly mistake helps
ruin his weekend at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jeff
Gordon’s mistake on pit road
helped sour a promising weekend
at Talladega Superspeedway.
Penalized for speeding on pit
road, Gordon was dropped back
to 30th for the final restart
Sunday after spending much of
the race up front.
“I’m not happy with myself,
really,” Gordon said. “I made that
mistake coming to pit road. That
was a make-or-break moment in
the race. It could have put us in
the lead. Instead we were the tail
end of the longest line.”
Gordon had every reason to
expect a happier ending. He
started from the pole for the 80th
time at a track where he’s won six
times and led 47 laps. Hendrick
Motorsports had the strongest
cars in the field, and it was clear
Gordon was a contender for the
Because this is his retirement
tour, Gordon had even hung out
with friends on Talladega’s boulevard, a party spot he’d avoided
for at least a decade.
Instead, Hendrick teammate
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wound up
winning and Gordon was saddled
with a 31st-place finish. The
four-time NASCAR champion as
if he had the ride to be celebrating on Victory Lane.
“You want to seize those opportunities,” Gordon said. “This was
an opportunity for us. We had an
awesome race car. I definitely feel
like we had the best race car.
AP photo
Jeff Gordon makes a pit stop during the GEICO 500 Sprint
Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, in
Talladega, Ala.
Junior was good, Jimmie
(Johnson) was good, but I felt like
we were amazing. That’s frustrating. I think the most frustrating
thing is making a mistake.
“At Martinsville, I made a mistake. Here I made a mistake.
We’ve got to eliminate those mistakes when we have race cars like
this, because we have an awesome race team.”
It has just been that kind of
year for one of NASCAR’s most
successful drivers. He said he
knew he was going too fast but
couldn’t get the car slowed down
in time.
At Martinsville, he had a similar blunder. Gordon took the lead
with 58 laps to go but got penalized for speeding entering pit
road and only managed to
squeeze back into the Top 10.
He wrecked on the last lap of
his final Daytona 500, where he
also started on the pole and led
77 of the first 100 laps. He limped
across the finish line in 33rd.
Gordon’s race at Talladega
ended similarly since he couldn’t
make up much ground after
“If those guys decide to go single file like that, you’re not going
anywhere,” he said. “I was in the
middle on that final restart, making some ground up, and all of a
sudden they all went outside.
“And at that point, it was over.
You’re just sitting there waiting
for the white flag to come up.”
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Mayweather wins decision in richest fight ever
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The pressure of a $180 million payday
never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr.,
even if the richest fight ever wasn’t
the best.
Using his reach and his jab
Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up
enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather
remained unbeaten in 48 fights,
cementing his legacy as the best
of his generation.
After the fight, it was disclosed
that Pacquiao injured his right
shoulder in training and that
Nevada boxing commissioners
denied his request to take an antiinflammatory shot in his dressing
room before the fight.
Pacquiao chased Mayweather
around the ring most of the fight.
But he was never able to land a
sustained volume of punches, as
Mayweather worked his defensive
wizardry again.
Two ringside judges scored the
fight 116-112, while the third had
it 118-110. The Associated Press
had Mayweather ahead 115-113.
“I take my hat off to Manny
Pacquiao. I see now why he is at
the pinnacle of boxing,”
Mayweather said. “I knew he was
going to push me, win some
rounds. I wasn’t being hit with a
lot of shots until I sit in a pocket
and he landed a lot of shots.”
The bout wasn’t an artistic triumph for either fighter, with long
periods where both men fought
Pacquiao threw far fewer
punches than he normally does in
a fight, with Mayweather actually
throwing more.
That was largely because
Pacquiao didn’t throw his right
hand often. Promoter Bob Arum
said Pacquiao injured his shoul-
der sometime after March 11.
Arum said Pacquiao’s camp
thought he would be allowed the
anti-inflammatory shot because
he had gotten them during training and they had been approved
by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
But he said paperwork filed with
the commission didn’t check the
injury box, and the Nevada commission ruled against the request
for a shot.
“The ruling made tonight affected the outcome of the fight,” Arum
Nevada Athletic Commission
chairman Francisco Aguilar said
Pacquiao’s camp wanted shots
that included lidocaine, a drug
that numbs the affected area. But
he said Pacquiao’s representatives
didn’t check the injury box after
the weigh-in Friday, and the commission had no way of knowing
how serious the injury was or
what it could be treated with.
“I have no proof an injury actually exists and I can’t make a ruling based on what they’re telling
me,” Aguilar said.
Still, Pacquiao thought he had
won the bout, largely on the basis
of a few left hands that seemed to
shake Mayweather.
“I thought I won the fight. He
didn’t do nothing except move
outside,” Pacquiao said. “I got him
many times.”
There were no knockdowns,
and neither fighter seemed terribly hurt at any time. Pacquiao
landed probably the biggest
punch in the fight in the fourth
round — a left hand that sent
Mayweather into the ropes — but
he wasn’t able to consistently land
against the elusive champion.
The fight was a chess match,
with Mayweather using his jab to
keep Pacquiao away most of the
fight. Pacquiao tried to force the
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“I don’t really get to think about
him that much. His birthday came
and went. Today, it made me
think about his birthday, how
much I miss him, how much he
meant to me and so many more
Earnhardt Jr. won four consecutive races at Talladega from
2001, after his father’s death in
the season-opening Daytona 500,
through 2003. He then finished
second in back-to-back Talladega
races before grabbing his fifth victory in 2004.
But his dominance ended that
season, then came several years of
slumping results on the track. He
finally turned it around last year
with a victory in the season-opening Daytona 500, but poor strategy in this race last year cost him
any shot at the victory.
So he was aggressive Sunday,
leading a race-high 67 laps and
easily winning when no one from a
single-file line of cars behind him
could challenge him.
The win almost certainly put
him in the Chase for the Sprint
Cup championship, and was
Earnhardt’s first with Greg Ives,
the new crew chief who stayed for
the race at 8-year-old daughter
Payton’s insistence after she broke
her arm.
“The emotion of making the
Chase — I don’t think that people
really appreciate the pressure
that’s on these teams to get into
the Chase and get these wins,”
Earnhardt said.
Jimmie Johnson finished second as Hendrick Motorsports
dominated the race. But Johnson
couldn’t pull out of line to attempt
a pass on Earnhardt, who was
watching his mirror carefully to
see who from the line would make
a move.
Paul Menard was third and
Ryan Blaney was a surprising
fourth in the only Ford that could
challenge the horsepower from the
Hendrick Chevrolets.
Martin Truex Jr. was fifth and
followed by Sam Hornish Jr. in
another Ford, then Ryan Newman
and Kevin Harvick as Chevy drivers took six of the first eight spots.
Denny Hamlin was ninth in the
highest-finishing Toyota and Josh
Wise rounded out the top 10.
Pole-sitter Jeff Gordon was a
disappointing 31st despite a
strong race car. He was penalized
for speeding on pit road during the
final pit stops, and the infraction
dropped him to 30th on the restart
with 26 laps remaining.
He was unable to work his way
through the field as Earnhardt led
a 10-car breakaway, and the second line of traffic struggled to
catch the leaders. He was collected in a last-lap crash that began
when Carl Edwards spun.
As the laps wound down,
nobody seemed to want to make a
move to challenge Earnhardt until
finally Tony Stewart, the leader of
the second line of cars, dropped to
the bottom of the track in an effort
to make something happen.
Only no one would work with
Stewart, and he was shuffled back
to a 19th-place finish after leading
laps and challenging for the win.
AP photo
FLoyd MAyweAtheR JR. lands a punch to the head of Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight
title fight Saturday, in Las Vegas.
action, but Mayweather was often
out of his reach by the time he
found his way inside.
“He’s a very awkward fighter,
so I had to take my time and
watch him close,” Mayweather
Mayweather fought confidently
in the late rounds, winning the
last two rounds on all three
scorecards. In the final seconds
of the fight he raised his right
hand in victory and after the bell
rang stood on the ropes, pounding his heart with his gloves.
“You’re tough,” he said to
Pacquiao, hugging him in the
It was vintage Mayweather,
even if it didn’t please the crowd
of 16,507. They cheered every
time Pacquiao threw a punch,
hoping that he would land a big
shot and become the first fighter
to beat Mayweather.
But a good percentage of what
Mayweather often came back
with straight right hands, then
moved away before Pacquiao
could respond.
“I thought we pulled it out,”
Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach
said. “I asked my man to throw
more combinations between
rounds. I thought he fought flatfooted too many times.”
Ringside punch stats showed
Mayweather landing 148 punches
of 435, while Pacquiao landed 81
of 429. The volume for Pacquiao
was a lot lower than the 700 or
more he usually throws.
Five years in the making, the
fight unfolded before a glittering
crowd of celebrities, high rollers
and people who had enough
money to pay for ringside seats
going for $40,000 and up. Before
it did, though, it was delayed
about a half hour because cable
and satellite systems were having
trouble keeping up with the payper-view demand.
They paid big money to watch
two superstars fight for their legacies — and in Pacquiao’s case his
country — in addition to the staggering paydays for both.
Pacquiao had vowed to take the
fight to Mayweather and force him
into a war. His camp thought
Mayweather’s 38-year-old legs
weren’t what they once were.
“He is moving around, not easy
to throw punches when people
moving around,” Pacquiao said.
“When he stayed, I threw a lot of
punches. That’s a fight.”
But Mayweather moved well.
His only real moment of trouble
came in the fourth round when
Pacquiao landed his left hand and
then flurried to Mayweather’s
head on the ropes, but he escaped
and shook his head at Pacquiao
as if to say he wasn’t hurt.
In the corner, Mayweather’s
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back-to-back birdies and a
momentum-holding save on his
way to a round with nothing
above par.
“I birdied 14 and 15 and had a
really good up and down on 16
that kind of kept my momentum
together. I finished up with two
pars to finish bogey free,” he said.
“If you don't give shots away out
there, it helps a lot.”
Vest played his round with no
knowledge of how good or bad the
final foursome was playing, other
than they may not be having their
best round.
“When we were on the 15th tee
I heard the last two groups
weren't playing well, but I had no
clue how they were doing. I
thought there was no chance I
could win. I didn't plan on being
in a playoff, for sure,” he said.
With his 4-under in the books,
Vest got word to hang around to
see how things would turn out.
As it did turn out, the advice from
Lee golf coach John Maupin was
good counsel.
“Coach Maupin sent me a text
and told me to stay loose. I went
and talked to my buddies on the
range and hit a couple of wedges,
just kind of wasting time. When
they were coming up to 18, I hit a
couple of 7-irons and found out
where everybody was. Then they
told us we had five minutes and I
hit a driver and went to the first
tee,” said Vest.
The trio teed off on No. 1 to
determine a winner and all three
were still deadlocked after the
final putt dropped. As the group
headed for No. 2 tee, Vest continued to call on his experience at
CCC and used his 2014 round as
motivation to help pull off the win
he has been searching for.
“It helped a lot that I was in the
final pairing last year. I have
played out here so much I really
wanted to win this one at some
point. I felt like I have been so
close a couple of times,” he said.
“I was just going to commit to
every shot, accept the result, go
find it and do the same on the
next one.
Was he relieved when the winning putt dropped to the bottom
of the cup?
“For sure. Absolutely, yes,”
Vest said without hesitation.
Vest said it won't take much
time for the magnitude of what he
accomplished to set in.
“I think it has pretty much
sunk in. I've been close and been
on the wrong end of this before. It
feels pretty good,” he said
through a winning smile.
Reds manager Bryan Price. “He
just really shut us down.”
Cody Martin, Michael Kohn and
Luis Avilan combined for three
innings of one-hit relief as the
Braves recorded their second
shutout of the season.
Reds shortstop Zack Cozart left
the game in the fourth when he
bruised his right index finger fielding a grounder by Teheran. He
was charged with an error. X-rays
were negative.
Johnny Cueto (2-3) was
roughed up from the start, allowing five runs and nine hits in six
“If you would have told me we’d
score five runs against Johnny
Cueto, and he would only go six
innings, I’m may have stopped
and got some Lotto tickets,”
Gonzalez said. “He’s tough.”
Freddie Freeman hit back-to-back
doubles in the first inning and
Johnson followed that with a tworun drive. Johnson leads the
Braves with five home runs.
Cueto escaped a bases-loaded
jam in the second, but surren-
father, Floyd Sr. kept yelling at his
son to do more. But Mayweather
was content to stick with what
was working and not take a risk
that could cost him the fight.
“I’m a calculated fighter, he is a
tough competitor,” Mayweather
said. “My dad wanted me to do
more but Pacquiao is an awkward
Mayweather said that his fight
in September against a yet-to-bedetermined opponent would be
his last.
“I’m almost 40 years old now.
I’ve been in the sport 19 years and
have been a champion for 18
years. I’m truly blessed.”
Mayweather is also very rich,
getting 60 percent of the approximately $300 million purse,
depending on pay-per-view sales.
The live gate alone was more than
$70 million, and the bout was
expected to easily smash the payper-view record of 2.48 million
buys set in 2007 when
Mayweather fought Oscar De La
But while the frenzy over the
fight pushed up tickets to 3-4
times their retail price the week of
the fight, prices dropped dramatically as the fight neared and some
tickets were being resold for less
than face value.
Boxing fans called for the fight
to be made five years ago, when
both men were in their undisputed prime. But squabbles over promoters, drug testing and a variety
of other issues sidelined it until
Pacquiao beat Chris Algieri in
November and immediately
launched a campaign to get the
fight made.
When they finally got it, it
wasn’t the fight it might have been
five years ago. But it was enough
to settle the question that boxing
fans had asked for years — who
would win the big welterweight
matchup of the best fighters of
their time.
dered a solo home run to Jonny
Gomes in the third. Freeman,
Jace Peterson and Johnson also
hit flyballs to the center field
warning track in the first three
Cameron Maybin added an RBI
single in the sixth inning after
Cueto balked Peterson to second
The Reds have an off-day today
and will open a three-game series
at Pittsburgh on Tuesday. It will
be the fifth game of a 10-day road
trip. Rookie Michael Lorenzen (01) will make his second career
start after going five innings in his
major league debut an 8-3 loss to
the Brewers in which he allowed
three runs.
Atlanta will try to win back-toback games for the first time since
the opening week of the season
when it hosts the last-place
Phillies in the opener of a threegame set today. Alex Wood (1-1)
will start for the second time this
season against the Phillies. He
pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in
a 1-0 Braves loss. The Phillies will
start Aaron Harang (2-2).
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15th (4:10.16) and Crook finished
19th (4:28.95).
Rick Barry and Hunter Goforth
took to the pit for the long jump.
Barry recorded a distance of 6.57
meters for eighth and Goforth
was right behind in ninth place
(6.49 meters).
Adrian Martin was the top performer for the Lady Flames with
two second-place finishes and
two NCCAA All-American honors.
Martin finished the 100-meter
dash in 12.20, just 0.06 seconds
Anderson. In the 200m dash,
Ayana Walker (Shorter) set the
meet record at 23.53, while
Martin (24.12) was 0.6 seconds
faster than Anderson.
"Adrian ran two great races,”
said Morgan. She recorded a personal record in the 200-meter,
but it wasn't quite enough. The
athlete Adrian finished just off of
in the 200-meter is an NCAA
Division II champion. That gives
us a really good idea of where
Adrian will stack up next year
when we can compete in the postseason."
Audrey Smith finished just
outside of All-American status
with a fourth-place finish in the
3,000-meter steeplechase. She
recorded a time of 11:41.13.
Smith joined Jessica Childers
in the 1,500m run. Childers
placed seventh (4:41.35) and
Smith was 23rd (4:59.88).
"You can tell a lot about an athlete’s mental drive when doubling
back in an event at a championship,” added Morgan. “I am
very proud of Jessica and
Elizabeth (Sillcocks). They wanted to pick up All-American honors in the 10,000-meter and
1,500-meter. Neither athlete was
quite good enough to do so, but
hey, both came back highly motivated and determined in their
secondary events and ran with a
focus and determination to pick
up All-American honors in the
800-meter and 5,000-meter.”
Childers followed her seventhplace finish in the 1,500m run
with third place in the 800-meter
run (2:14.96). Brianna Prugh was
25th in the event with a mark of
Less than 24 hours after not
finishing the 10,000m, Sillcocks
earned a spot on the 5,000 podium with a third-placed finish
Emily Bryan earned a point for
the team with an eighth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles. She
recorded a time of 1:09.63.
Lee University Results
*NCCAA All-American
110 Meters Hurdles Men Prelim - Rick Barry (13th, 16.27)
400 Meters Men Prelim - Jovan Jones (14th, 50.47)
400 Meters Women Prelim - Moneque Beckford (DNS)
100 Meters Women Prelim - Adrian Martin (3rd, 12.40)
400 M Hurdles Men Prelim - Rick Barry (9th, 55.93)
400 M Hurdles Women Prelim - Emily Bryan (8th, 1:08.29)
200 Meters Women Prelim - Adrian Martin (1st, 23.99)
10,000 Meters Men Final - Seth Eagleson* (1st, 32:03.89),
Joseph Crook (6th, 33:06.70)
10,000 Meters Women Final - Elizabeth Sillcocks (DNF)
4 x 800 Meter Relay Men Final – Emmanuel Kipchumba*,
Adam Gullette*, Terris Elliott*, Harold Smith* (1st, 7:35.61,
NCCAA Championships Record—Lee Record)
4 x 800 Meter Relay Women Final - Emily Bryan., Brianna
Prugh, Madison Riddle, Jessica Childers
( 7 t h ,
3,000 M Steeplechase Men Final - Camden Perez (8th,
9:28.94), Terris Elliott (13th, 9:46.76)
3,000 M Steeplechase Women Final - Audrey Smith (4th,
1,500 M Run Men Final - Alex Carter (12th, 4:06.66), Nick
Eckert (15th, 4:10.16), Joseph Crook (19th, 4:28.95)
1,500 M Run Women Final - Jessica Childers (7th, 4:41.35),
Audrey Smith (23rd, 4:59.88)
Men Long Jump - Rick Barry (8th, 6.57 meters), Hunter
Goforth (9th, 6.49 meters)
100 Meters Women Final - Adrian Martin* (2nd, 12.20)
800 Meters Men Final – Harold Smith* (2nd, 1:53.15),
Emmanuel Kipchumba (5th, 1:54.47), Terris Elliott (8th,
1:55.70), Adam Gullette (36th, 2:00.48)
800 Meters Women Final – Jessica Childers* (3rd, 2:14.96),
Brianna Prugh (25th, 2:27.76)
400 M Hurdles Women Final - Emily Bryan (8th, 1:09.63)
200 Meters Women Final - Adrian Martin* (2nd, 24.12)
5,000 Meters Women Final – Elizabeth Sillcocks* (3rd,
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‘The Anchor Holds’ as we face the storms of life
Several years ago when I was younger
and not involved in so many different
activities, I used to love to go trout fishing.
We have one of the premier trout fishing streams in the country right here in
North Arkansas, the White River.
My friends who read my column in
the Baxter Bulletin in Mountain Home
will certainly attest to this. The White
River runs across the northern part of
our state and a large dam was built at
Bull Shoals creating Bull Shoals Lake, a
great fishing place in its own right, with
anglers coming from all over the nation
to fish there.
I don’t know how many feet, but this
dam is high, really high, and when
water is released at the bottom it is cold
and swift as the river snakes its way
through the mountains. This is prime
habitat for trout that must have cold
water to survive. The swift water flowing
through this dam is also used to generate electricity.
Trout fishermen primarily fish below
the dam in the White River and there
are several boat docks and rental places
along the way where you can rent a
boat, motor and everything you need to
"wet a hook," as they say.
Because the water is so swift, especially when they are generating, you
need an anchor to throw out, if you do
not want to be swept along with the
current. Most boats are equipped with a
piece of railroad iron for this purpose.
If you have ever seen a railroad track
and can visualize about a foot of this,
then you know what I am talking about.
When you throw the anchor out, if the
water is really swift, it may take a little
while before it hangs up on a rock and
your boat is brought to a secure position.
When I thought about what I wanted
to share with you today, this is the
analogy that came to mind. In reality, a
fast-moving river is, in one sense, a picture of life as we move along at a fast
pace and face the trials and tribulations
that come along each day. Sometimes
these trials and tribulations become so
overwhelming that we often seem to be
losing ground as we attempt to succeed
and reach the goals we have set for
At this point, let me pause and ask
you this question. Are you facing some
things in your life that you just can’t
seem to overcome? It could be health
problems, financial distress, a failed
marriage, problems with children or
grandchildren, a conflict with your
employer or with an employee, a battle
with drugs or alcohol. Of course there
are myriads of other problems that many
people experience from time to time.
As I look back over the past several
years of my life, I have come to the realization that I now have skills and
knowledge that I did not have 10 or 20
years ago. I hope the same is true for
you as well.
It’s been said that people are like
plants. When we quit growing, we start
dying. The past few months have been
so rewarding as I have read a number
of good books that have been very
enlightening. You know, we should read
for profit but we should also read for
pleasure. I have a couple of good friends
who share books with me and in turn I
share some of mine with them. If you
are not already doing this, this is an
idea you might want to try.
Recently, I have made a discovery in
the spiritual area of my life that has
helped me face the storms that come
along and I want to share it with you,
for what it’s worth.
Several years ago I heard a fantastic
song titled, “The Anchor Holds” that
was written by Lawrence Chewning and
sung by Ray Boltz, copyright 1994,
Word Music Company. Back then I
heard the song several times, but lost
the tape or CD and had not thought
about it for the past several months.
Then to my surprise, a few weeks ago
a lady in my Sunday school class gave
Viola and me a CD that contained this
song, along with a number of others.
However, the orchestra and choir of
Emmanuel Faith Community Church in
Escondido, Calif., recorded this rendition.
This song is just beautiful and the
lyrics are fantastic. Let me share the
chorus and you will see what I mean:
"The Anchor holds, though the ship is
battered. The Anchor holds, though the
sails are torn. Well I have fallen on my
knees, as I faced the raging sea, but the
Anchor holds in spite of the storm."
Almost from the time we received the
tape, I have listened to this song at
least once or twice each morning as I
am getting dressed. The words to this
song serve to remind me of WHO my
Anchor is, and that I am secure in His
love. There is no doubt about it, when I
come to the office I am better prepared
to face the opportunities and the challenges that await me.
Please understand that I have no
financial interest here, and just wanted
to share a resource that has been a
blessing to me. The CDs are only $10
and can be ordered by calling the
church at 1-760-745-2541 or from their
website at
(About the writer: Jim Davidson is a
motivational speaker and syndicated
columnist. He may be contacted at 2
Bentley Drive, Conway AR 72034.)
Providing home care
for dementia patients
ot every person struggling with dementia
lives in a nursing home
or assisted-living facility.
someone from wanting to leave
the house is to make sure that
he or she gets plenty of outside
exercise whenever possible.
2. For stairways and hallways:
In fact, more than 15 million
reflective tape strips to stair
Americans — usually family
to make stairs more visimembers or friends — provide
obstacles, such as
unpaid caregiving to people with
to miniAlzheimer’s disease and other
by the
forms of dementia, according to
a 2014 report by the Alzheimer’s
Also, install handrails in hallAssociation.
Although it’s wonderful so ways and stairways to provide
many are willing to assume that stability, and install a gate on the
responsibility, it’s also important stairway to prevent falls.
they take steps to make sure the Improve the lighting around hallways and stairs by installing
home is a safe place.
Part of that is to focus on more ceiling fixtures or wall
potential hazards. The concept sconces.
3. For the bathroom: Install
is not unlike new parents making
bars and a raised toilet seat
a house “childproof.” Many of
the concerns are similar, such to help both the individual with
as stairs, electrical sockets, dementia and the care partners
sharp objects and swimming so they don’t have to lift the person on and off the toilet.
Add grab bars inside and outAt the same time, it’s easy to
go too far. Ideally, the environ- side the tub, and a non-skid surment for the person with demen- face in the tub to reduce risks of
tia should be as unrestricted as falls. You can also add colored
tape on the edge of the tub or
For example, if your loved one shower curb to increase contrast
enjoys cooking for a hobby and and make the tub edge more viscan safely cut and peel vegeta- ible.
Lower the water temperature
bles, then by all means, encouror install an anti-scald valve to
age it.
Here are several ways to prevent burns, and remove drain
make a home safer for someone plugs from sinks or tubs to avoid
with dementia.
4. For the possibility the per1. For the front and back
doors: Use bells on the doors, son becomes lost: Provide your
motion sensors that turn on loved one with an identification
lights or alerts, or other notifica- or GPS bracelet in case he or
tions that make the care partner she wanders. Label clothes with
aware when someone has gone the person’s name, and place an
out. Add lamps or motion-acti- identification card in his or her
vated lighting so people can see wallet with a description of the
where they are going when they person’s condition. Notify police
are entering or leaving the and neighbors of the person’s
dementia and tendency to wanhouse.
Another way to discourage der.
(About the writer: Kerry Mills, MPA, is an expert in best-care practices for persons with dementia both in the home and in out-of-home
health care residences and organizations. She is a consultant to
numerous hospitals, assisted livings, hospice, home care agencies,
senior day care centers and nursing homes. Opinions expressed in
guest “Viewpoints” do not necessarily reflect the views of the
Cleveland Daily Banner.)
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Chinese construction company puts
up 57-story skyscraper in 19 days
CHANGSHA, China (AP) — A
Chinese construction company
is claiming to be the world’s
fastest builder after erecting a
57-story skyscraper in 19 working days in central China.
Building Co. put up the rectangular, glass-and-steel Mini Sky
City in the Hunan provincial capital of Changsha using a modular
method, assembling three floors
per day, company vice president
Xiao Changgeng said.
The company, which has
ambitions to assemble the
world’s tallest skyscraper at 220
floors in only three months,
worked on Mini Sky City in two
spurts separated by winter
weather. Its time-lapse video of
the rapid assembly has become
popular on Chinese video-sharing sites since it was first
uploaded on YouTube.
“With the traditional method,
they have to build a skyscraper
brick by brick, but with our
“With the traditional
method, they have to
build a skyscraper brick
by brick, but with our
method, we just need to
assemble the blocks.”
— Chen Xiangqian
method, we just need to assemble the blocks,” company engineer Chen Xiangqian said.
Such modular approaches
have been used for high-rise
apartment blocks elsewhere,
including in Britain and the U.S.
Some critics say the method
could lead to cityscapes with
overly uniform architecture.
Liu Peng, associate director of
the engineering consulting firm
ARUP Beijing, said the method is
worth developing because it
could become a safe and reliable
way to build skyscrapers rapidly.
“But it is not perfect, and it
does not meet all kinds of personalized demands,” Liu said.
“People nowadays want more
personalized architecture.”
Mini Sky City, which has 19
atriums, 800 apartments and
office space for 4,000 people,
goes on sale in May. The structure is safe and can withstand
earthquakes, Xiao said.
The Changsha-based company
spent 4½ months fabricating the
building’s 2,736 modules before
construction began. The first 20
floors were completed last year,
and the remaining 37 were built
from Jan. 31 to Feb. 17 this year,
Xiao said. The company has
honed its technology to accelerate its construction speed from
two floors to three floors a day,
he said.
“This is definitely the fastest
speed in our industry,” Xiao
The company is awaiting
approval for its 220-floor Sky
City in Changsha.
Today is Monday, May 4, the
124th day of 2015. There are 241
days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 4, 1925, an international conference opened in
Geneva to forge an agreement
against the use of chemical and
biological weapons in war; the
Geneva Protocol was signed on
June 17, 1925 and went into
force in 1928.
On this date:
In 1776, Rhode Island declared
its freedom from England, two
months before the Declaration of
Independence was adopted.
In 1886, at Haymarket Square
in Chicago, a labor demonstration for an 8-hour work day
turned into a deadly riot when a
bomb exploded.
In 1904, the United States took
over construction of the Panama
Canal from the French.
In 1932, mobster Al Capone,
convicted of income-tax evasion,
entered the federal penitentiary
in Atlanta. (Capone was later
transferred to Alcatraz Island.)
In 1942, the Battle of the Coral
Sea, the first naval clash fought
entirely with carrier aircraft,
began in the Pacific during World
War II. (The outcome was considered a tactical victory for Imperial
Japan, but ultimately a strategic
one for the Allies.)
In 1959, the first Grammy
Awards ceremony was held at the
Beverly Hilton Hotel. Domenico
Modugno won Record of the Year
and Song of the Year for “Nel Blu
Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”; Henry
Mancini won Album of the Year
for “The Music from Peter Gunn.”
In 1961, the first group of
“Freedom Riders” left Washington
D.C. to challenge racial segregation on interstate buses and in
bus terminals.
In 1970, Ohio National
Guardsmen opened fire during
an anti-war protest at Kent State
University, killing four students
and wounding nine others.
In 1975, comedy performer
Moe Howard of “Three Stooges”
fame died in Los Angeles at age
In 1980, Marshal Josip Broz
Tito, president of Yugoslavia, died
three days before his 88th birthday.
In 1994, Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader
Yasser Arafat signed an accord on
Palestinian autonomy that granted self-rule in the Gaza Strip and
In 2000, the destructive
“ILOVEYOU” malware, sent by
email, began to infect computer
networks and hard drives across
the globe. Londoners chose political maverick Ken Livingstone to
be their first elected mayor.
Ten years ago: A military
judge at Fort Hood, Texas, threw
out Pfc. Lynndie England’s guilty
plea to abusing Iraqi detainees at
Abu Ghraib prison, saying he was
not convinced the Army reservist
knew her actions were wrong at
the time. (England was later convicted in a court-martial and sentenced to three years in prison —
she served half that term.) A suicide bombing at a police recruitment center in Irbil, Iraq, killed
60 people. Prosecutors rested
their case in the molestation trial
of Michael Jackson, who ended
up being acquitted. Retired Army
Col. David Hackworth, 74, a
highly decorated Vietnam veteran
who spoke out against the war
and later became a journalist and
advocate for military reform, died
in Tijuana, Mexico.
Five years ago: A Pakistaniborn U.S. citizen was charged
with terrorism and attempting to
use a weapon of mass destruction
in the botched Times Square
bombing. (Faisal Shahzad later
pleaded guilty to plotting to set off
the propane-and-gasoline bomb
in an SUV and was sentenced to
life in prison.)
One year ago: Eight acrobats
were injured, most of them seriously, when a carabiner clip
broke during an aerial hair-hanging stunt, sending the women
plummeting to the ground during
a Ringling Bros. and Barnum &
Bailey Circus show in Providence,
Rhode Island. Sinn Fein party
leader Gerry Adams was released
without charge after five days of
police questioning over his
alleged involvement in the
decades-old IRA killing of a
Belfast mother of 10, Jean
Dear Annie: My husband
graduated from a very prestigious art college. Early in his
career, he gave away some paintings to close friends and family
Recently, he did a beautiful
portrait for a family member who
insisted on paying my husband.
He happily agreed and quoted
them a reasonable price. They
told my husband they would get
a check to him soon.
It’s been more than six
months, and they haven’t paid a
penny. It burns us up to see this
piece of art displayed in their
home. We know it was probably a
mistake to give away his early
paintings, but he is trying to rectify this.
My husband doesn’t know how
to confront this family member
without causing a rift. Help. —
Artist’s Wife
Dear Wife: If your husband
plans to earn a living with his
art, he needs to stop allowing
others to take advantage of him.
He should send this family member a “bill,” saying he hopes they
like the painting, that he has
enjoyed seeing it in their home,
and that he is looking forward to
receiving the check for his first
paid commission. He should
remind them of the amount they
agreed to, and ask whether
they’d like to pay it by check,
cash or an online transfer. And
in the future, he should not turn
over a piece of artwork until he
has received payment in full.
Otherwise, he will be giving very
nice gifts.
Dear Annie: This is in reference to “A Concerned Daughter
and Mom-to-Be,” whose mother
is bipolar and is incapable of
keeping herself or her house
clean. “Concerned” says the
kitchen and bathroom are moldy
biohazards. She doesn’t want her
baby to spend time there.
Please tell her that mold can
cause or exacerbate serious
health issues, both physical and
mental. The daughter mentioned
the mother has a “sour smell”
about her. This indicates a possible yeast overgrowth in her body.
The daughter is absolutely
right to keep her baby away from
this environment. The mother
also needs to be removed from
her moldy surroundings. It’s certainly not going to get better on
its own. Please tell the daughter.
— John
Dear John: Thank you. Mold
can cause a great many problems, most commonly allergies,
as well as sinus and respiratory
problems. Some exposure can
cause infections or toxic reactions. And toxic molds, left
untreated, can cause fatigue,
headaches, immunodeficiencies
and other more serious health
It is important to keep your
homes moisture-free. If you
notice mold growing, clean it
immediately or have it done professionally. The Environmental
Protection Agency has information
Dear Annie: Here’s more on
phone scammers: Beware of
those claiming to be from
“Windows” or something similar.
Windows is a product, not a company. The scammers will get control of your hard drive and install
a virus. Then they will con you
into giving them a credit card
number to install an antivirus.
Your computer will be wrecked.
The bottom line is: Don’t ever
give access to your computer or
credit card numbers over the
phone unless you initiated the
call. — John
Cleveland Daily Banner—Monday, May 4, 2015—15
From Page 1
“He was first elected to the
Commission in 1994, and probably retired from the school system in the early 1990s,” added
The county mayor was also a
nearby neighbor of Barger, and
said he spoke with him just two
to three weeks ago when he
came over as he was working on
a fence.
“He wanted to talk about politics, and what was going on in
the county,” said Davis. He was
a good commissioner, and a
good neighbor.”
Barger lost his wife, Evelyn,
to cancer a little over a year
ago, and Davis said it had been
rough on him since that time.
The couple had two sons.
Rowland also had praise for
the former commissioner.
“He was very cooperative in
working with the city, and a
gentleman in every way,” said
Rowland this morning. “He was
a strong community leader.”
Rowland added that he and
Barger spent considerable time
comparing gardens.
“We both grew tomatoes, and
we would argue about whose
tomatoes were the largest, and
which came in the earliest,”
Rowland remembered.
Davis said Barger had a garden just last year.
Following Barger’s service on
the County Commission, he was
named by Davis to serve on the
Board of Zoning Appeals.
Barger was a member of First
United Methodist Church in
Cleveland. The funeral will be
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at
the church. The Revs. Drew
Henry and Tony McClanahan
will be officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8
p.m. Tuesday, at the church.
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Banner photo, BRIAN GRAVES
CONSTABLE WAYNE HENRY (center) is awarded the BCSO Life Saver Award by Sheriff Eric
Watson. Watching the presentation at right is Commission Chairman Louie Alford.
From Page 1
Hancock said the subject was
taken to Erlanger Hospital,
where he made a recovery.
“Constable Henry started that
whole chain of events by his professionalism,” Hancock said.
Henry said he started when he
15 or 16 years old when he
began with the Explorer group.
“Bradley County has been
very good to me,” Henry said. “I
would like to donate a car to the
Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
It’s sitting out there in the parking lot. It’s for the volunteers,
the reserve group and the senior
citizen patrol.”
“I want you to use this for
anything you need it for,” he told
Henry also thanked Watson
for his efforts and the BCSO
staff for what they have done for
“You have always been great
to me and I wanted to give a little token,” he said.
Banner photo, LARRY C. BOWERS
Watson said he had also been
SISSY FIGLESTAHLER, right, is photographed by Blood Assurance photographer Jeff Combs, left,
involved in the Explorer proand interviewed by Kayla Sullivan recently at the blood donor center on Keith Street. Figlestahler’s pergram in the early 1990.
“The car will be used in the sonal testimony is for the opening of the new Blood Assurance donor center in the Village Green. A grand
volunteer division. The decals reopening is tentatively planned for May.
are on it,” Watson said.
From Page 1
Photo courtesy of Jason Machen
DURING THE APC Championships in Athens, Ga., last month, Samantha Coleman’s 551-pound
squat set a new APC record.
From Page 1
do it during the meet but said
that he didn’t want to make me
nervous. It was sweet and very
suitable too, because that’s what
our life is based around.”
The relationship that began in
the gym is further solidified at
the gym, as Kyle serves as
Samantha’s coach and support
system. They even enjoy their
final meal of the day together at
the gym.
With the combination of rigorous training and coaching,
Samantha has gone further than
she ever could have imagined.
“In powerlifting, I hold the
APC world records in squat,
bench-press and deadlift. As far
as any federation, I have the second highest total of all women of
all time in powerlifting,” she
At her last meet, which was
the APC Championships in
Athens, Ga., Coleman broke the
1,400-pound mark with a squat
of 551 pounds, 325-pound
bench press and 527-pound
Making this even more
impressive is the fact that the
From Page 1
in the state permit do not require
an ordinance.
“The public information and
education program is not something we enforce by ordinance,”
Knight said. “But, it is a requirement of the permit.”
He said some of the standard
operating procedures as designated by the permit are still being
developed, and can be attached at
a later date.
Once the board gives its
approval to the new documents, it
will go before the County
The state is requiring the document to be finalized and approved
by June 1.
“I grew up in a small
town in Middle Georgia,
where they are very
conservative and didn’t
encourage women to do
strength sports. On top
of that, I was
relentlessly picked on for
being as strong as I was.
I’d always wanted to get
into it, but didn’t think it
was acceptable for
women to be doing that.”
— Samantha Coleman
current record holder lifts raw,
which means she uses very little
supportive devices instead of a
single-ply suit.
“I always lift raw. I protect my
knees and wrists, but wear the
minimum. Generally, what I lift
raw, is what most women lift in
these suits.”
In a powerlifting meet there
are three events — squat, bench
press and deadlift.
“The first event in most meets
is the squat, which is always the
most nerve-wracking. If you
don’t at least get one attempt,
than you are disqualified for the
entire meet. A lot of planning
goes into that first attempt, and
once you get it and it’s good, you
relax a lot more,” Coleman
detailed. “Second is usually the
bench press and that I really
don’t worry about too much. The
third lift is the deadlift, which is
more fun and has less risk of
Coleman’s main federation is
the Southern Powerlifting
Federation, but she is competing
in the APC as well due, to the
big meets being held in a rather
close proximity.
Currently, Samantha and Kyle
split their time between jobs and
working out at the Grit House.
With her next competition coming up in June and a Southern
Powerlifting contest being held at
the Grit House in August, train-
ing has ramped up.
“I train about four days a
week, but that depends on
where I’m at in my training
cycle. A training cycle lasts anywhere from eight to 12 weeks.
In the beginning I do more reps,
less weight just to get in conditioning and volume. Towards
the last four weeks I’m not
doing as many reps, but am
focusing more and more on the
individual lifts that I will be
doing at the meet,” Coleman
“Everything we do with Kyle’s
programing is to prepare you for
one day and nine lifts. What you
do in the gym is not going to be
the same as what you do in the
meet. If it is, then you didn’t do
enough in the meet — that’s how
I look at it.”
According to Coleman, nutrition plays another major role in
her training.
“I’ve found that as long as I’m
eating good food, that it’s a lot
more effective than a stimulant.
Diet, training and rest are all
equally as important,” she commented. “Nathan King is my
nutritional coach. My diet is
designed to give me the energy I
need, while still losing body fat,
which does not always translate
to losing weight on the scale. I
love the results I’ve had and
have lost 20-25 pounds in three
She takes in about 3,000 calories daily, with 250 grams of
protein and 150-200 grams of
fats and carbs.
Having already attained such
a high level of success, Coleman
would like to see herself eventually take over the top spot.
“Right now I have to add
about 250 pounds to my total. I
want to keep on improving.
Eventually, I would like to start
training other people,” she said.
“The biggest surprise in this has
been the influence I’ve had on
other women, especially bigger
girls. At any size, level or age,
you can get into this.”
not. She went into shock, and
continued to bleed.
“She had an amniotic fluid
embolism, where her blood did
not clot at all,” said Childs. She
literally “bled out,” a condition
known as disseminated
intravascular coagulation.
Childs and his team were
joined by other doctors as they
struggled to save the young
mother’s life.
Anesthesiologist Dr. Bill
Falinski stood by watching
Figlestahler’s vital signs fade
away. She had no blood pressure, little heart beat, and her
vitals continued to plunge.
She did not know, until later,
the battle that was being waged
in the intensive care unit. She
used up all of the hospital’s
blood in her type, all the universal blood, and additional
blood rushed in by Blood
Assurance. A nurse had to rush
into the parking lot to get that
blood from a bloodmobile.
In all, she was given 20 units
of blood, about twice the
amount in a normal body, in
addition to platelets and clotting
“They told me there was so
much blood on the floor, they
had to lay down towels so the
doctors could walk,” Figlestahler
said in a recent interview.
Nurses noted on their report
she was passing blood clots the
size of tennis balls.
Doctors say the survival rate
for a person with this emergency is only about 20 percent.
Not many survive, and most are
diagnosed during their autopsy.
Figlestahler has learned of
several women who have gone
through similar incidents. They
did not survive.
She believes to this day that
she died on the table, as she
recalls an out-of-body experience she had during the crisis.
“I was not sure what I was,”
she remembers. “I did not feel I
was a human being, and did not
remember being a human being.
I did not know what I was,
where I was, or why I was
She said she was above the
table, but did not see individuals.
“I only saw shapes,” she said.
She came out of her trancelike state when she heard her
doctor screaming at her.
“He screamed my name, and
said, ‘I’m doing my part, you
have to do yours!’ ”
That last-second plea was
apparently enough to revive the
young mother to help the doctors finally stop the bleeding.
She awoke later on a ventilator,
and that was when she told her
doctor she believed she had
died, at least for a short time.
Childs’ response was to tell
her to rest, which was not an
easy task. They had restrained
her on the bed to keep her
The ordeal, and near-death
experience, has changed
Figlestahler’s life.
She and her husband have
four healthy, active boys who
she says are a handful. But,
she vividly remembers she was
Contributed photo
SISSY FIGLESTAHLER, is shown with her growing family. She
and her husband, Andy, are shown during the Easter holidays with
sons, Patrick, 4, John Peter, 6, Jack, 8, and Andrew, 10.
almost taken away from sharing
her life with them.
She is an avid supporter of
several donor programs, especially Blood Assurance. She
plans to attend the grand
reopening of the Cleveland
donor center, which has moved
from Keith Street to Village
Green. The event is scheduled
for Thursday, May 21.
“Several people volunteered to
give the blood that saved my
life,” she said. “I can do no less
for someone else.”
At Blood Assurance, she is
trying to build up to 20 units
donated, the amount she
received during her ordeal.
She said she came to Blood
Assurance on the one-year
anniversary of her experience.
“It was very emotional,” she
She and Andy have shared
the experience with her boys, so
they will remember how fortunate they are to have their
mother through these growingup years.
She also wants to donate her
entire body to science when she
does die.
The experience also formed a
very close, but sad, relationship
with the anesthesiologist from
that day. Falinski came to her
room a couple of days after the
emergency and was surprised at
her condition.
They talked about the fact
she apparently “died” during the
event, and quickly became close
friends. Unfortunately, the doctor was diagnosed with lung
cancer a few months later, and
their friendship endured
through his illness.
They had become so close,
Sissy was with the doctor, and
his wife, when he later passed
A young, vibrant mother
today, Figlestahler has also
altered her views somewhat on
life and death since that fateful
Based on her experience, she
now believes that when your life
is over (on this plain), your
memories are erased as you
move on.
“I was right there at death’s
door,” she emphasizes. “Now I
know that this isn’t all there is.
I know there’s life after this! I
am not afraid to die!”
She shared a favorite saying
about life and death. It says,
“We are not human beings on a
spiritual journey, but rather
spiritual beings on a human
She said she is thankful for
all the things that happened to
her during and since her ordeal.
Figlestahler is thankful her
doctor, who came and sat by
her bedside for two hours following the surgery. She wrote a
letter to the Chattanooga
Medical Association, and he was
one of 10 Chattanooga physicians recognized on Doctors
Appreciation Day.
Childs was on vacation when
her emergency happened, but
came in to save her life.
She is thankful Parkridge
East has a blood bank. If not,
she would have surely died.
She is thankful for her family
and her four healthy boys:
Andrew, 10, Jack, 8, John
Peter, 6, and Patrick, who was
born on that fateful day four
years ago.
She is thankful to be able to
enjoy an active life. She is a
writer for the Wisk Foods magazine out of California, and
teaches a free yoga class at
Broad Street Methodist Church
every Wednesday at 6 p.m.
She also has the full-time job
of raising her sons.
She is thankful the experience has reaffirmed her belief
that there is life after death,
and that she has nothing to fear
from what the future has in
She is tremendously thankful
for “the day I died!”
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NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into handcuffs
NEW YORK (AP) — Two New
York City cops approach a gray
sedan with a suspected drunken
driver slumped over the wheel.
They ask him to get out, and
that’s when the trouble begins.
The suspect, dressed in a
rumpled suit, curses and hollers
at the officers because he
doesn’t want to go to jail. He
refuses to be handcuffed and
backs away, yelling, “Can’t we
work this out?”
But even as the man’s temper
rises, the officers stay impassive
and firm, explaining why they
need to take him downtown.
Eventually, the man calms down
and gives up.
“I’ve realized,” Detective
Leonardo Pino said, “that if I try
to meet his tone with my tone, it
doesn’t get better.”
The scenario was fake — the
suspected drunken driver was a
fellow officer and the street
scene was a set built in a
Hollywood-style sound stage. It’s
all part of a massive, across-theboard retraining ordered for the
nation’s largest police force in
the wake of last year’s fatal
arrest of Eric Garner.
The Associated Press got an
exclusive look at the New York
Police Department’s three-day
course that’s aimed at discouraging verbal abuse and needless
physical force. The message to
every one of the department’s
35,000 officers is, quite simply,
keep cool.
Cynicism, condescension and
complacency are a formula for
escalating emotions that can put
civilians — and officers’ careers
— in harm’s way. As one
instructor put it in a recent
classroom session, “Once you
put your hands on someone, you
can’t go back.”
The instructors that day didn’t
mention Garner, the unarmed
black man from Staten Island
whose videotaped death in a
chokehold — a tactic banned by
the NYPD more than 20 years
ago — fueled loud protests
against police. But the case
hangs heavy over the retraining,
as do the ongoing protests in
Baltimore, where a black suspect died of a spinal cord injury
after his April 12 arrest.
“We want to talk people into
their cuffs,” said Lt. Suzanne St.
Jacques, NYPD commanding
officer for physical training and
tactics. “We want to talk them
down into compliance, de-escalate the situation. ... The emphasis right now is the talk down
before the takedown.”
Even when enforcing the law
gets messy, officers “have to
have a thick skin,” said First
Deputy Police Commissioner
Benjamin B. Tucker, who oversees the police academy.
“People will goad you. People
will say things to you. Face it —
not everybody loves a cop,”
Tucker said. “But even when
they don’t like you, you have a
responsibility to respect them
and leave them with their dignity
even as you do your job.”
Over the three days at the
department’s new $750 million
police academy, officers start in
the classroom with instruction
on verbal techniques for calming
down a combative suspect. The
course emphasizes the human
side of the job, reminding officers that policing is about helping people.
“A lot of times officers can forget why they came on the job,
what brought them to this profession to begin with,” said
another academy commander,
Lt. Bobby Lorne Sheppard. “It’s
a very noble profession.”
An entire day is spent in a
gymnasium where instructors
teach the latest tactics for taking
down uncooperative suspects
without putting pressure on the
neck or chest.
Soon the academy will also
introduce role-playing exercises,
like the one with the drunken
driver, using elaborate sets made
AP photo
to look like a grocery store, a
POlicE OfficERS talk with a pedestrian on 125th Street in the Harlem section of New York,
subway station or a street scene. Wednesday.
The training is part of a broader effort by Police Commissioner ting around to this in 2015,” Monifa Bandele of Communities his unmarked car. The detective
William Bratton to mend the said Eugene O’Donnell, profes- United for Police Reform, one of — heard on tape imitating the
NYPD’s relationship with minori- sor of police studies at John Jay several groups that want laws to driver’s foreign accent and askty communities that were frayed College of Criminal Justice. “At give watchdog agencies and ing, “How long have you been in
by the previous administration’s least they’re admitting they need prosecutors more power to this country?” — was placed on
widespread use of street stops — to do this.”
investigate and punish officers if desk duty.
mainly of young men of color —
“As you might imagine, I was
Still, some in the community necessary.
as a tool to deter crime. Stop and worry the training will simply
The NYPD recently got another not happy,” Tucker said, when
frisks have steeply declined, and take the place of much-needed reminder of the potential pitfalls asked what he thought when he
the department is revising the larger reform.
of seemingly mundane street first viewed the video.
tactic with a federal monitor
“We’re trying to mightily close
“Training is a positive step in encounters in the age of smartafter a judge ruled it discrimi- the right direction, but ultimate- phones when a seasoned detec- this gap in our relations with the
nated against minorities.
ly it’s inadequate in dealing with tive was videotaped cursing at community, and every time an
“It’s both praiseworthy and the systemic breakdown when it an Uber cab driver who honked incident like that occurs, it sets
indictable that they’re just get- comes to accountability,” said at the officer to get him to move us back a little bit more.”
Ex-Christie allies to make court
appearances in bridge case
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NEW JERSEY GOV. Chris Christie’s former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly and her attorney
Michael Critchley, right, arrive for a news conference, Friday, in Livingston, N.J. Earlier Friday, federal
prosecutors brought charges against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie, but not Christie himself,
in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, easing the legal threat that has hung over his 2016
White House ambitions for more than a year.
Bomber’s Russian relatives
to testify in marathon trial
BOSTON (AP) — Russian relatives of Boston Marathon
bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are
expected to testify at his trial as
his lawyers continue to make
their case to spare his life.
Five family members are
expected to take the witness
stand Monday in federal court.
Prosecutors urged Judge
George O’Toole Jr. last week to
press Tsarnaev’s lawyers to
make sure his relatives testify
soon because 16 FBI agents
have been assigned to guard
and protect them while they are
in the United States. The family
members arrived in Boston on
April 23.
“It’s an enormous expense
and distraction for the agency,
and that’s just part of the
expense that the government
has endured,” Assistant U.S.
Attorney William Weinreb said
during a sidebar discussion in
court with Tsarnaev’s lawyers
and the judge, according to a
transcript that was made public.
Three people were killed and
more than 260 were injured
when two pressure-cooker
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The
investigation of politically motivated lane closures of the
George Washington Bridge in
2013 heads to court Monday as
two former political allies of
Republican New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie are scheduled to
make initial appearances.
Christie’s former deputy chief
of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his
former top appointee at the Port
Authority of New York and New
Jersey, Bill Baroni, were named
in a nine-count indictment
unsealed Friday after a yearlong
Kelly said Friday she is innocent; a defense lawyer also said
Baroni is innocent.
David Wildstein, who went to
high school with Christie and
later became a top official in the
Port Authority, pleaded guilty
Friday to two criminal counts.
He admitted that he helped plot
lane closures in Fort Lee on an
approach to the world’s busiest
bridge as political payback
Democratic mayor for failing to
support Christie’s re-election
“If David Wildstein was willing
to repeatedly lie to settle a petty
political grudge, nobody should
be surprised at his eagerness to
concoct any story that he thinks
will help him stay out of federal
prison,” said Baroni’s lawyer
Michael Baldassarre. “We’re
confident that everyone will see
this desperate ploy for exactly
what this is.”
Christie has not been implicated in the criminal case.
Here are some related
The charges provide mixed
news for Christie as he tries to
regain momentum in support of
an expected presidential bid.
Christie appears to have been
cleared of any allegations that he
personally participated in the
scheme, but the charges brought
by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in
New Jersey still hit close to home.
Christie’s aides and backers
hope the developments will allow
the governor to put this chapter
behind him less than a year
before the first presidential primaries, even as legal proceedings
have just begun. In many ways,
the outcome was the best he
could have hoped for — little new
information and no names mentioned beyond those Christie had
already cut ties to.
The indictments and the stilllooming investigation involving
the former chairman of the Port
Authority have underlined the
need for reform at the agency.
David Samson wasn’t mentioned,
meaning the separate investigation stemming from his time as
chairman could yield further
embarrassment for the bistate
But despite the scandals, its
leadership is optimistic.
Port Authority Chairman John
Degnan said there’s an opportunity to learn from the indictments, “if there’s anything we
missed that we should do.”
“In the seeds of disaster were
the potential for reform. I view the
indictments as another step in
the healing process, reformation
process,” Degnan, who was
appointed by Christie last year
after Samson resigned, told The
Associated Press last week.
Degnan stressed that the
agency’s new whistleblower policy
is “one of the most aggressive in
the country.” Degnan said the
agency supports employees who
come forward if they see any
potential violations, a policy he
said could have avoided the laneclosing scandal since some
employees likely were afraid to
report the actions of superiors.
New Jersey residents have paid
about $10 million in legal costs
related to the closure, according
to an AP review of documents
from the Legislature and the
Department of Law and Public
The largest share — about $7.3
million — went for the governor’s
outside counsel, the law firm
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which
produced a report that cleared
the governor of any connection to
a politically motivated lane closing. But the Democrat-led
Legislature has also racked up
some $1 million in legal fees.
The state accrued costs for outside legal counsel used to represent state employees involved in
the probe, and Fort Lee Mayor
Mark Sokolich says the borough’s
legal fees have topped $200,000.
It’s unclear exactly how much
federal cash has gone into the
probe. U.S. Attorney Paul
Fishman said his office does not
track how much the investigation
costs, but added that every investigation is different and requires
differing amounts of resources.
Ga. sheriff accused of shooting woman
An Atlanta-area sheriff who was
acquitted three years ago in a
major public corruption case is
now accused of shooting a
woman in a subdivision near the
suburb of Lawrenceville.
The woman was found shot in
the abdomen Sunday evening,
Gwinnett County police said.
She was taken to Gwinnett
Medical Center in critical condition, authorities said.
The shooter was identified as
Clayton County Sheriff Victor
Hill, Gwinnett County police
said in a statement. He refused
to speak with investigators at
the scene and was released with
no charges, police said.
“He refuses to give any statements,” Gwinnett County police
Sgt. Brian Doan told reporters
late Sunday.
The shooting was “reported as
accidental,” police said late
Sunday in a statement, which
did not elaborate on who characterized it that way.
In 2012, Hill was elected sheriff despite being under indictment on felony corruption
A jury the following year
acquitted him of the 27 felony
charges, including theft and giving false statements.
The jury’s acquittal cleared
the way for Hill to continue as
sheriff in the county south of
Atlanta. The charges had
stemmed from Hill’s previous
term as Clayton County’s sheriff, from 2005 to 2008. The
indictment accused Hill of using
his office for personal gain.
Attorney Layla Zon said during
the trial that Hill used his county car for trips that he paid for,
in part, by using a government
credit card.
But Hill’s attorneys argued
that the charges were politically
motivated. Hill has drawn controversy since the day he first
took office in 2005, when he
fired 27 deputies. A judge later
ordered that the deputies be
Two lawyers who represented
Hill during his trial on the criminal charges didn’t immediately
respond to phone messages and
emails from The Associated
Press early Monday.
Late Sunday, Gwinnett police
said investigators have been
consulting with the District
Attorney’s Office and no charges
have been filed in the ongoing
investigation. Possible charges
against Hill would proceed differently since he’s a sheriff,
police said.
“When you’re an active sheriff
in the state of Georgia, there are
certain legal requirements and
steps that have to be taken,”
Doan told reporters at the scene.
“It’s not just an average citizen
where you can take out a warrant for their arrest.”
The home where police say the
shooting occurred is a $329,990
model home for sale in the Park
Haven neighborhood, Paran
Homes advertises on its website.
Paran Homes representatives
didn’t immediately return a
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Immense foreign support and aid
needed for Nepal reconstruction
Nepal’s government will need
immense international support
as the Himalayan nation begins
turning its attention toward
reconstruction in the coming
weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top
official said Monday.
Nepal is one of the world’s
poorest nations, and its economy, largely based on tourism,
has been crippled by the earthquake, which left at least 7,200
people dead. While there are no
clear estimates yet of how much
it will cost to rebuild, it will certainly be enormously expensive.
“In two to three weeks a serious reconstruction package
AP photo
U.S. SOLDIERS unload equipment from a U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III shortly after it needs to be developed, where
we’ll need enormous help from
landed in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday. The plane brought in much- the international community,”
needed rescue helicopters to fly relief materials and medicine to remote mountainous villages affected said Information Minister
by the April 25 earthquake.
Minendra Rijal. “There’s a huge,
huge funding gap.”
He also said foreign rescue
workers were welcome in Nepal,
saying they could remain as long
as they are needed. He had earliPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP)
er said that the need for their
— North Korea announced
services was diminishing, but
Monday that the head of its parlialater denied that he wanted them
ment will attend this month’s
to leave the country.
Victory Day celebration in
Soon, he added, the nation
Moscow, squelching speculation
will be shifting away from a resthat supreme leader Kim Jong Un
cue mode and “will be concenwould use the event to make his
trating more on relief operainternational debut.
Moscow said in March that Kim
was among dozens of world leaders invited to the May 9 celebrations, which mark the 70th
anniversary of the Soviet Union’s
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece
victory over Nazi Germany in
made progress with its creditors
World War II.
over the weekend on how to stave
North Korea had never conoff bankruptcy, official said
firmed Kim would go. After
Monday, despite complaints in
Moscow announced last week that
Athens that the International
Kim had declined the invitation,
Monetary Fund is pushing the
North Korea said through its
cash-strapped country too hard
state-run media on Monday that
over labor reforms.
Kim Yong Nam, the head of the
Officials in Brussels and the
presidium of the Supreme
Greek capital said negotiations
People’s Assembly, would attend.
between Greece and the so-called
Kim Yong Nam is a senior statesBrussels Group, which is made
man who often represents the
up of representatives from the
AP photo
country at international or diploRUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, shakes hands with eurozone, IMF and European
matic events.
Central Bank, would continue.
The brief North Korean president of the Presidium of North Korea’s Supreme People’s
Greece has to come up with a
announcement made no mention Assembly Kim Yong Nam at the Olympic reception hosted by the series of economic reforms and
of an invitation to leader Kim. But Russian President in Sochi, Russia in 2014. North Korea’s nominal budget measures that are
Russian President Vladimir head of state, not its absolute leader Kim Jong Un, is to visit Russia deemed acceptable by creditors
Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry in May, to attend celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the in order to secure the remaining
Peskov, told The Associated Press Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.
money in its bailout fund — 7.2
that “internal matters” were prebillion euros ($7.7 billion).
venting him from leaving North interest in developing ties as part similar shows on Kim Il Sung
Without the money, Greece
of what some analysts have Square in the center of faces the possibility of going
The idea that leader Kim, who dubbed “Putin’s pivot” to Asia.
bankrupt in the coming weeks,
Kim would also not have had to putting up controls on the free
But foreign observers have sugassumed power after the death of
his father in 2011, might choose gested North Korea did not see the deal with the awkwardness of flow of capital and an exit from
Moscow for his first trip abroad Moscow event as right for Kim’s being on the same stage with the euro. Its next big repayment
seemed plausible because North debut because he would be shar- President Barack Obama, who is is a 750 million-euro payment
Korea — increasingly wary of ing the stage with other leaders. among many Western leaders who due to the IMF on May 12.
China’s economic and political Some analysts have also suggest- have snubbed the invitation
Many in the markets think
influence — has been actively ed North Korea may believe China because of Russia’s role in the that a meeting of the eurozone’s
pursuing better relations with remains the most appropriate Ukraine conflict. Others have
decided to visit Moscow to pay
place for Kim to travel to first.
Had he gone, Kim might have their respects to Russia for its role
The two countries have
in World War II, but will not attend
increased official exchanges and seen some very familiar sights.
The highlight of Victory Day will the military parade.
stepped up talks to bolster trade.
North Korea is expected to hold
The Russian president, unhappy be a military parade on Red
with pressure from the West over Square overseen by Putin. North its own elaborate anniversary celUkraine, has also shown more Korea also has a penchant for ebrations in October.
N. Korea ends Kim trip speculation
Since the April 25 earthquake,
4,050 rescue workers from 34
different nations have flown to
Nepal to help in rescue operations, provide emergency medical care and distribute food and
other necessities. The still-rising
death toll from the quake,
Nepal’s worst in more than 80
years, has reached 7,276, police
Meanwhile, Buddhists turned
out to visit shrines and monasteries to mark the birthday of
Gautam Buddha, the founder of
Swayambhunath shrine, located
Kathmandu, hundreds of people
chanted prayers as they walked
around the hill where the white
iconic stupa with its gazing eyes
is located.
Some of the structures around
the stupa, built in the 5th century, were damaged in the quake.
Police blocked off the steep steps
to the top of the shrine, also
called the “Monkey Temple”
because of the many monkeys
who live on its slopes.
“I am praying for peace for the
thousands of people who were
killed,” said Santa Lama, a 60year-old woman. “I hope there
will be peace and calm in the
country once again and the
worst is over.”
Kathmandu’s main airport
remained closed since Sunday to
large aircraft delivering aid due
to runaway damage, but U.N.
officials said the overall logistics
situation was improving.
The airport was built to handle
only medium-size jetliners, but
not the large military and cargo
planes that have been flying in
aid supplies, food, medicines,
and rescue and humanitarian
workers, said Birendra Shrestha,
the manager of Tribhuwan
International Airport.
There have been reports of
cracks on the runway and other
problems at the only airport in
Nepal capable of handling jetliners.
“You’ve got one runway, and
you’ve got limited handling facilities, and you’ve got the ongoing
commercial flights,” said Jamie
McGoldrick, the U.N. coordinator
for Nepal. “You put on top of that
massive relief items coming in,
the search and rescue teams
that have clogged up this airport.
And I think once they put better
systems in place, I think that will
get better.”
He said the bottlenecks in aid
delivery were slowly disappearing, and the Nepalese government eased customs and other
bureaucratic hurdles on humanitarian aid following complaints
from the U.N.
Greece makes progress with creditors
19 ministers the day before the
IMF repayment may be the
moment real progress in the
talks is reported.
An official in Athens, who like
others spoke on condition of
anonymity because the talks
were ongoing, said “there have
been many important steps that
bring an agreement closer.”
Meanwhile, a eurozone official
said there was “convergence on
some issues” but stressed that
more work was needed on others.
The officials did not elaborate
where advances have been made
but Athens has previously noted
progress has been made on tax
changes to the country’s bureaucracy.
However, Greek Labor Minister
Panos Skourletis said there was
still a difference of opinion on
labor issues.
Skourletis said the IMF was
pressing Greece very hard on key
issues the left-wing Syriza party
had been fighting against during
its successful election campaign
in January — in particular the
zero deficit clause, maintenance
of a low minimum wage and abo-
lition of a 13th monthly pension
“They are asking us not to
touch any of those things that
during the last five years
destroyed the lives of Greek citizens. Is that possible?” he told
Mega TV. He said that there were
more moderate voices among the
creditors but the IMF was the
most rigid.
Speaking about Greece’s current cash flow issues and
whether the country can fulfill its
loan repayments, Skourletis said
the government was trying to
make sure it had the money to
“The choice is for the country
to repay its obligations and to
reach an agreement. That is our
choice, our choice hasn’t
changed,” he said. “If that is not
achievable, it will not be this side
that has the largest portion of
European officials have made
it clear time and again that they
do not want to see Greece leave
the shared euro currency, a move
that could have an unpredictable
impact on the economies and
finances of the continent.
Britain’s Clegg faces election debacle
SHEFFIELD, England (AP) —
At Britain’s last election campaign, he was hailed as the most
popular party leader since
Winston Churchill, an unexpected star who upstaged the two
dominant parties. Some even
wondered whether he was the
“British Obama.”
Nick Clegg’s meteoric rise
transformed him from a relatively obscure leader of the left-ofcenter Liberal Democrats —
Britain’s third party and perennial “also-rans” — into deputy
prime minister. Five years on, he
may be headed for the political
graveyard — paying for his decision to enter a marriage of convenience with the ruling
Conservative Party.
The Lib Dems are bracing
themselves for a disastrous election, and Clegg, 48, faces the
humiliating prospect of losing his
own seat in Parliament. Many
have not forgiven Clegg for breaking his pre-election pledge to
oppose any increase in university
tuition fees. Just months after
that he joined announced those
fees would triple to 9,000 pounds
($13,600) per year.
“He didn’t stand by his guns.
Now he’s gone to government,
people have seen the other side of
him,” said Tony Lamb, a 57-yearold butcher in the constituency of
Sheffield Hallam, where Clegg is
fighting to keep a seat he’s safely
held for two terms. “People think
he’s just somebody’s puppet,
making up the numbers. That’s
all he’s done.”
That harsh judgment sums up
the views of many voters who
have turned their backs on Clegg,
whose fall from grace has been as
spectacular as his rise was sudden. As Britain heads into its
most unpredictable election in
years, the reversal of the Lib
Dems’ fortunes is a stark
reminder of the volatile coalition
politics that almost certainly lies
Polls predict that neither Prime
Conservatives nor their main
rival, the Labour Party, will win
outright in Thursday’s general
election. Most Britons expect
some coalition with smaller fringe
parties in the mix. But in 2010
the field was much less open, and
Clegg appeared the fresh,
authentic outsider as he took on
his more established rivals.
A standout performance in a
TV debate brought unprecedented support for Clegg and the Lib
Conservatives failed to win a
majority, Clegg became kingmaker. But being the junior partner in
the ruling coalition — Britain’s
first since World War II — meant
the Lib Dems had to go along
with Tory-led austerity policies, a
move that alienated supporters
and tarnished Clegg’s reputation.
Soon, the man who sparked
“Cleggmania” became “Calamity
Clegg” — the target of vitriol
around British campuses.
“People were queuing around
the block voting for him the last
time,” said Sam Matthews, 22, a
recent graduate. “There was a
real feeling of an alternative. But
we’ve lost all that sense of hope.
“I don’t know how any student
can vote for him again,” he
added. “He’s saddled all of us
with debt, thousands and thousands of pounds.”
Matthews says he will likely
vote for the Green Party — one of
several former outliers, including
the Scottish nationalists and the
right-wing, anti-Europe UK
Independence Party. They have
all gained ground as the Lib
Dems plunged.
The Liberal Democrats are
expected to lose as many as half
of their 56 seats in Parliament.
Polls suggest that Clegg is in danger of losing the race in his constituency, a wealthy, hilly suburb
of the central English city of
Sheffield that has been held by
the Lib Dems since 1997. The
race there will be one of the most
closely watched on election night.
If Clegg is worried, he and his
party machine are not showing it.
Campaigning with his wife in a
Sheffield beer garden, he cheerfully delivered his well-rehearsed
line that the Lib Dems are the
only ones who can help the two
main parties anchor Britain and
ward off unpredictable coalitions
with radical fringe parties.
“Only the Liberal Democrats
now are the guarantee and the
guarantors of stability and
strength and fairness in the next
parliament,” he said, as dozens of
party faithful cheered dutifully.
Clegg readily concedes that his
compromises in government have
come at a cost. He even issued a
video saying “sorry” for his tuition
fee debacle, which went viral as a
musical parody. But he insists
that his party is still best placed
to hold the balance of power for a
second time. That is less likely
than in 2010, but still possible —
another five years of a
Conservative-Lib Dem coalition is
considered one of the potential
Some in Sheffield say they are
ready to give Clegg a second
chance. But others, like
Matthews, have given up on him.
“His words are pretty much
worthless now,” Matthew said.
“I’m sure he’s not a bad person,
but I don’t feel sorry for him at
AP photo
ISRAELI POLICE OFFICERS detain an Israeli Ethiopian during a demonstration in Tel Aviv, Sunday.
Several thousand people, mostly from Israel’s Jewish Ethiopian minority, protested in Tel Aviv against
racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and scuffling with police.
Israel: Ethiopian protest exposes ‘wound’
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s
Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews
has “exposed an open, bleeding
wound in the heart of Israeli society” and that the country must
respond to their grievances.
Reuven Rivlin spoke a day after
thousands of people clashed with
police in Tel Aviv. The protesters
shut down a major highway,
hurled stones and bottles at
police officers and overturned a
squad car. They were ultimately
dispersed with tear gas and water
cannons. More than 60 people
were wounded and 40 arrested.
Simmering frustrations among
Israel’s Ethiopian community
boiled over after footage emerged
last week of an Ethiopian Israeli
in an army uniform being beaten
by police.
Ethiopian Jews began migrat-
ing to Israel three decades ago.
Many complain of racism, lack of
opportunity, endemic poverty
and routine police harassment.
Rivlin said Israel was seeing
“the pain of a community crying
out over a sense of discrimination, racism, and of being unanswered.”
“We must look directly at this
open wound. We have erred. We
did not look, and we did not listen enough,” he said. “We are not
strangers to one another, we are
brothers, and we must not deteriorate into a place we will all
Sunday night’s violence was
the second such protest in several days, and demonstrations are
expected to continue. Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is
scheduled to meet Monday with
the beaten soldier and community leaders.
About 120,000 Ethiopian Jews
live in Israel today, a small
minority in a country of 7 million. Their absorption has been
problematic, with many arriving
without a modern education and
then falling into unemployment
and poverty as their family structures disintegrate.
Ethiopian Jews trace their
ancestors to the ancient Israelite
tribe of Dan. The community was
cut off from the rest of the Jewish
world for more than 1,000 years.
Israeli clandestine operations
rescued large groups of
Ethiopian Jews from war and
famine in the 1980s and early
1990s. Later waves of immigration also included the Falash
Mura, members of a community
that converted to Christianity
under duress more than a century ago but have reverted to