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VOLUME XXXVII NUMBER 6 •1111 King St. •Charleston, SC 29403• October 1, 2008 • .50

Charleston Club of Washington When Big Wondering Why McCain


Celebrates 60th Anniversary Capitalists Couldn’t Look Obama in
Plead for
By Clarence McNeill,
Corresponding Secretary
by Charlestonians in the
Washington, DC area to
with his special rendition
of “The Wind Beneath My Welfare
the Eye ? He Was Ashamed
promote fellowship, to Wings.” This was followed
On July 12, 2008, support the community, by our featured guest, Mrs. By. Harry C. Alford
the Charleston, SC Club and to preserve the cultural Lorraine Holmes NNPA Columnist
members and several hun- features of the city we love Roseboro, a Gullah story-
dred guests gathered at La so dearly. teller, who came all the Beyond the Rhetoric
Fountaine Bleu, in Mrs. Julia way from Charleston to
Lanham, Maryland, to cel- Magwood Harris, one of give us a taste of the wit It was an extremely sad day for
ebrate its 60th anniversary the three living charter and witticism found only in those who believe in free enter-
with an elegant extrava- members, reminded us of low country humor. prise and the fundamentals of
ganza. It was such a the good old days. Remarks were provided by capitalism. Adam Smith, the
grand affair. The evening Afterwards, she was sere- our very own, The author of “Wealth of Nations”,
was full of fun and cama- naded by the melodious Honorable Jack B. who is considered the Father
raderie. The Club was saxophone sounds of Mr. Johnson. A scrumptious of Capitalism, must have been
organized on July 10, 1948, Keith ‘Kool - K’ Wilson turning in his grave.
See pg 2 Here was the Secretary of the
U.S. Treasury, Secretary
Henry Paulson, aka King
Henry, Big Willie, Iceberg
Slim, coming to Congress on a
Saturday morning requesting
$770 billion to be handed over Obama and McCain
to his office for disposal at his
discretion without court or By: Deborah Mathis, It also says that John McCain
congressional oversight, i.e. BlackAmericaWeb.com is a goner. The man we once
transparency. respected as the maverick,
He had the audacity to threat- It says something that Barack iconoclast, independently spir-
en us by saying give it to me Obama was so well-acquitted ited, tell-it-like-it-is rebel, is no
now or the world economy in the first presidential debate more. The senator who was
will go into a terrible depres- on Friday, that many a conser- once upon a time so beguiling
sion immediately. vative commentator acknowl- that, in a moment of weakness
Congressman Mike Pence (R- edged his poise and presiden- many years ago, got a diehard
Indiana) would say, “The last tial stature without hesitation. liberal like me to say to his face
time I heard something like that if he ever ran for presi-
that, I was standing in a used It says that Obama was so dent, I might work for him --
car lot”. Paulson even had the good that even those who nor- that man is vapor.
guts to put it on a trifling two mally champ at the bit to
and one half page proposal. diminish him had to concede The Arizona senator seems to
The legislative leaders of the that he dispelled any lingering be the only significant
free world were being shaken doubts about his readiness. Republican player who is still
down by a very rich hustler. willing to pronounce Obama
First of all, Secretary Paulson It says Obama must have been unfit for the Oval Office. As if
has a very big conflict of inter- twice as good as the pundits he hadn’t been dismissive and
est in all this. He is the former attest, because only such an condescending enough with
CEO of Wall St. investment utter triumph can bring the his repetitive claims that
Members of the Charleston Club of Washington Clarence and Lillian McNeill (sitting in foto) firm Goldman Sachs which is partisans to bow.
greeted by guest including Prince George’s County Executive, Jack Johnson(middle) and
Sydney McCottrey-Smith(far right)at its 60th Anniversay celebration this past July. See pg 2 See pg 2

A Visit With Beaufort’s Returning Prodigal


Black Lawmakers Lament, Praise Defeat of
Jael Gadsden
Son John C. Dortch, J.D. $700 Billion Economic Rescue Bill in the House
of Johns
Poignant, Tragic, Insightful View Island By: BlackAmericaWeb.com
and the Associated Press
228-205 to defeat the legisla-
tion, despite urgent warnings
was in the best interest of the
country,” House Majority

of Author, Lawyer, Deacon Who A Lincoln Some black lawmakers in


from President Bush and con-
gressional leaders of both par-
Whip James E. Clyburn (D-
S.C.), said at a news confer-

Thrived on Hope, Spirituality Spotlight Congress expressed disap-


pointment in the defeat of a
ties that the economy could
nosedive into recession with-
ence with Congressional lead-
ers after the vote. “Sixty per-
Champion $700 billion rescue of the
nation’s financial system in the
out it. cent of them put aside their
individual feelings, emotions,
He’s the author of “Memoirs
By Hakim Abdul-Ali Of The Prodigal Son: The House on Monday, but said “After lengthy bipartisan nego- experiences and voted for this
Road To Redemption,” a the vote may signal an oppor- tiations, we came to the floor bill. Sixty-seven percent of the
It’s been said that life is a powerful book of spiritual tunity to finally put partisan- today with a piece of legisla- Republican conference decid-
blend of many different, alter- uplift and hope, pinpointing ship aside and come up with a tion that the members of our ed to put political ideology
ing episodes that can color the essential redemptive quali- solution acceptable to the (Democratic) caucus decided ahead of the best interest of
one’s outlook in the formula- ties of submitting to God after financial community and aver-
tion of the overall meaning of a catastrophe that impacted age Americans.
what living is all about.
Legends are made from the
his core existence. His inter-
Stocks plummeted on Wall
OBAMA’S RUN AGAINST
view reflected the power of
ashes of lives born anew from
the errors of false decisions
renewed faith in his devout
Christian faith and being posi-
Street after the House voted
MCCAIN AND WHITE
gone awry.
Such is the case when “The
tive in the midst of trials and
tribulations. Clarence MEDIA IS ALMOST OVER
Charleston Chronicle” hit the
road recently and visited a
This 63-year divorcee is a disci-
plined speaker, with humility Thomas on the Election ‘08? Well, it’s Richard Todd and the
almost over except the
dynamic and very reflective
forwarding thinking African-
tracing his every word, and he
makes it very plain in his explo-
Supreme Court voting, and memories
Southern Avenger (Jack
Hunter) on the pseudo-
American gentleman and
author named John Curtis
sive, but heart-warming story,
that he gives glory to none but
Should Remind etched into the recesses
of our brains of two hor-
intellectual scale
Rocky D on the “only
to

Dortch in his hometown of


Beaufort, South Carolina, on
God for bringing him to the Us What’s at rible years of the most
intense, malicious and
God knows what” scale
over hate-radio, WTMA.
station where he is presently in
this past Wednesday, his life. His book is an amazing Stake in This superbly orchestrated
media assault on Sen.
Of course, Rocky D is
September 24, 2008. dangerous because he
Cont.pg 5 Election Barack Obama as a suc- has no limits, as Todd or
cessful symbol of Black Hunter, intellectual or
achievement as well as moral.
By: Judge Greg Mathis, every Black in this city One has to be a brain sur-
Jael Gadsden Special to who ever rode aboard geon or brain-dead not to
BlackAmericaWeb.com CARTA, purchased understand what is going
By Bob Small goods at a mall retail on. For reasons totally
Supreme Court Justice store, read a copy of the unfathomable, media has
Jael Gadsden always liked Clarence Thomas recently city’s white newspaper, conspired wittingly or
to sing. As a young child spoke to a group of leaders or watched television in unwittingly to demonize
she would entertain family from the nation’s historically any form. persons of color, to scare
and friends at home on black colleges and universities. White radio was differ- the holy hell out of trust-
Johns Island and at church. True to form, the African- ent. With television, ing but frightened
That love of singing American conservative could there was sometimes an whites, rendered slow-
recently netted her the title not resist discussing his anti- attempt to be civil....not witted by their own
the 2008 Lincoln Spotlight affirmative views. fair, but civil. Radio was acceptance of the fiction
Champion, a $10,000 raw and hateful. Blacks of their natural superiori-
check and appearance with Thomas has often been com- who listened, accidental- ty, when at the same time
her idol Common in mended by some for his sup- ly or otherwise, found having to bear witness to
Chicago. port of HBCUs and the themselves cursed, the achievements of those
Not bad for a young lady opportunities they offer blacks insulted, demeaned. who were “inferiors” in
who sang at programs at to pursue higher education. From “welfare moms’ for arts, letters, science,
New Hope Baptist Church Barack Obama to “Black sports and entertain-
in Red Top. “My parents cont. on pg 2 bitch” to an articulate ment. Therein lies the
encouraged me to sing Black woman with whom burden of racism, forcing
when I was young. We had the white host disagreed, oneself to believe for his
a group called the we were bombarded with own sanity that which is
Cochran Singers and we a hatred for our people not true.... that which
sang in the area,” she said. that most of us wanted to has no basis in fact. In
The national competition refuse to believe. other words, being
which was open to men But we had to forced to believe your
and women of all ages had believe what we saw, lying eyes.
several themes in which read and heard. As We are at the
contestants could choose Election Day for presi- threshold now of a great
from. Gadsden picked the dent draws closer, the victory or a profoundly
theme, “Reaching Back assaults continue, damaging defeat. Barack
For Your Dreams.” Other echoed by commentaries Obama is our symbol of
Author John C. Dortch, J.D., posing with a copying of his book, themes were “Going for the in The News & Courier victory over racism and
Memoirs of the Prodigal son: The Road to Redemption,: in his and on ‘talk’ radio with
Beaufort, South Carolina office. photo: Hakim Abdul-Ali See pg 2 Clarence Thomas such luminaries as cont. on pg 2
2-October 1, 2008 The Chronicle

Charleston Club ----------------------------------------- Black Lawmakers --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


cont. from pg 1 cont. from pg 1
dinner was served and the dancing and partying were on.
The kick-off dance, of course, was the Charleston and it our great nation. pointed in this outcome,” said “Congress forgot the history of was stimulated sufficiently to
was quite a sight to behold: Dozens of people doing this White House spokesman the 1930s that shows that the put people back to work,”
lively dance that most of us had forgotten. As the evening “I’m hopeful that as we move Tony Fratto. “There’s no ques- economy did not respond for Norton said. “The American
went on, we took time to renew old friendships and relive forward, we can all join hands, tion that the country is facing a several years after Roosevelt people, however, have not for-
stories of long ago. set aside our partisanship and difficult crisis that needs to be succeeded in calming the mar- gotten.”
Many of our family and friends came from near and do what’s in the best interest of addressed.” kets, only when the economy
far. Some of our out of town guests included Mrs. Mary our country, and I hope that
Gourdine, Ms. Cynthia O. Coulter, Mrs. Cynthia Smith, will happen in the next few Fratto said the president will
Mrs. Lillian McNeill, Mrs. Margaret Tipton, Mrs. days,” Clyburn said. be meeting with his economic Thomas on -------------------------------------------------
Margaret Whatley, Mr. Robert ‘Bobby’ Rose and his wife advisers to discuss next steps. cont. from pg 1
Margaret, and Mr. Benjamin Pickering all from South As the market plunged, Del.
Carolina. Mr. Robert Fleming came from Georgia. From Eleanor Holmes Norton (D- The legislation the administra-
New York and New Jersey came the following: Mr. D.C.) said Congress cannot tion promoted would have However, his efforts to dismantle affirmative action leave many
Reynard Blake; Mr. Thomas Brown; Ms. Zeni Jackson; go home without stabilizing allowed the government to wondering if he truly believes in equal opportunity for all.
Rev. Jerome Washington; and, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Simmon. the markets and offering a new buy bad mortgages and other
Other guests included Mr. and Mrs. Cornell bill. questionable assets held by Affirmative action practices were instituted to counteract genera-
Osborne and Mr. Alfred Brown from Pennsylvania. Also troubled banks and financial tions of discrimination in schools and the workplace. Though the
in attendance were Mrs. Shirley Eaton from Connecticut “I received hundreds of e-mails institutions. practice has come under fire in recent years, it is partly responsible
and Mrs. Joyce O. Berkeley from Florida. Since it was our and phone calls, overwhelm- for the large numbers of African-Americans graduating from col-
60th Anniversary, we profiled 60 Charleston Area ingly opposed to the plan Getting those debts off their lege and taking on management level positions in corporate
Notables in our souvenir journal. There were so many Treasury Secretary Henry books should bolster those America. Thomas has voted to outlaw the use of race in college
notables....but we only chose 60. The journal reminded us Paulson proposed,” Norton companies’ balance sheets, admissions and in determining which public schools students will
of such notables as Denmark Vesey, Septima Poinsette said in a statement. “Today, making them more inclined to attend.
Clark, and Art Shell, all from the Charleston area. As the Americans continued to see lend and easing one of the
evening ended, it was evident that a good time was had by the benefit to Wall Street but biggest choke points in the Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1991 by then-president
all. not to themselves, notwith- credit crisis. If the plan George H. W. Bush, Thomas replaced outgoing Justice
standing many improvements worked, the thinking went, it Thurgood Marshall, the Court’s first African-American judge. It
to the original bill. would help lift a major weight is believed that Thomas received the appointment, despite his lack
When Big --------------------------------------------------- off the national economy that of judicial experience, because he was, in fact, black. Thomas him-
“They did not see their own is already sputtering. self has said that he was allowed to attend Yale Law School in the
cont. from pg 1 pension funds, mutual funds 70s because of his race. Despite knowing that affirmative action
and 401Ks that dominate The fear in the financial mar- played a key role in his historic career path, Thomas says the prac-
a suspect in all this mess. In today’s Wall Street, nor the kets sent the Dow Jones indus- tice is detrimental, not helpful, to blacks.
2005, Paulson’s personal value they were the first to suffer. harm the markets are inflicting trials falling by over 700 points
of Goldman Sachs stock was The whole scheme backfired on the value of their homes, at one juncture. As the vote Despite his education and status, Thomas is not an inspiration to
over $800 million and today it on the conspirators because the primary asset of most was shown on TV, stocks most African-Americans. His viewpoints only serve to dismantle
is valued at around $500 mil- they never figured the public Americans,” Norton said. plunged, and investors fled to the work of our elders, who fought for equality so young men and
lion. would finally realize who was the safety of the credit mar- women like Thomas could ascend to the heights they are at today.
Yes, he is down to his last half to blame. In sum, Black net Said Rep. Kendrick Meek (D- kets, worrying that the finan- Instead of paying homage to those leaders through judicious use
a billion dollars and he wants worth in America has proba- Fla.): “Congress has no choice cial system would keep sinking of his influence on the court, Thomas has, through his voting,
to turn that around even if the bly fallen 30% due to the crimi- but to pass this financial res- under the weight of failed slowly chipped away at and weakened affirmative action.
assistance comes from nal activity of Wall St., Fannie cue package and begin the mortgage debt.
American taxpayers. The fired Mae, Freddie Mac and others. long and difficult road of cor- However, Thomas alone cannot be blamed for the current state of
CEO of AIG Insurance, a Thirty years of our wealth recting eight years of econom- Norton said the defeat was affirmative action. He and his fellow justices are simply doing the
major suspect in this, had a building has collapsed and ic mismanagement and fiscal predictable, especially after the bidding of the president -- and political party -- who appointed
value of $1.2 billion in his com- that will hurt us for a signifi- irresponsibility.” Senate failed to pass a stimu- them to their posts.
pany stock and today that has cant time. We have got to lus package that she had
shrunk to less than $50 million. make them pay! In all, 65 Republicans joined sought for months and that When you vote for president of the United States, you are also
They are personally in trouble Small businesses do not have 140 Democrats in voting “yes,” was passed in the House on playing a role in selecting future Supreme Court justices. It is
and are trying to manipulate this luxury of paying off offi- while 133 Republicans and 95 Friday. important to know where candidates stand on critical issues like
your elected officials to further cials through Political Action Democrats voted “no.” affirmative action. Senator John McCain has said that he believes
the U.S. debt and have you, Committees, lobbyists, etc. Treasury Secretary Henry in equal opportunity, but does not support affirmative action or
the typical American taxpayer, We sink or swim based on our In the face of thousands of Paulson “rushed forward to quotas. Senator Barack Obama supports affirmative action
make them whole. own accountability, business phone calls and e-mails fiercely forestall a collapse of the finan- when there is evidence of prolonged discrimination. He also sup-
Yes, I used the term “suspects”. acumen and fate. We are the opposing the measure, many cial and credit sectors, but ports efforts to increase educational opportunities for all low-
The reason for all of this mess true Capitalists in this time lawmakers were not willing to Congress has not taken com- income individuals, regardless of race.
is a wholesale movement of and it is us who provide 70% of take the political risk of voting parable action to fuel the econ-
deception, greed, corruption all new jobs in this nation. Big for it just five weeks before the omy where most Americans The next president of the United States may have the opportunity
and simple felonies. corporations are the manipula- election. work, spend, and need to appoint up to three justices who will serve in that post until they
The FBI currently has at least tors as opposed to students of money,” Norton said in a state- retire. Wisely choosing a presidential candidate will help to ensure
26 major investigations going Capitalism. They must pay for The vote also did nothing for ment. “A stimulus that has to the country also has a Supreme Court that works for and not
on in Wall St. The major sub- their transgressions. I know Republican presidential candi- be spent stateside would have against the people of this country.
ject is mortgage fraud. What that good government must date John McCain and his immediate effects on people
we definitely need to do is step in but it should not be in Democratic presidential rival, and their pocketbooks, and --
build a couple of new prisons the way of super regulation. Barack Obama. Both stepped therefore on their view of con-
and send these financial crimi- Heavy regulation is not the into the fray last week and gressional action to save the Judge Greg Mathis is national vice president of Rainbow PUSH
nals away. Let’s not swat answer as it can only make boasted of exercising leader- top of the economy.” and a national board member of the Southern Christian
hands this time. These federal things worse. We should con- ship in the negotiations. Not Leadership Conference.
criminals need to do some seri- tinue to embrace true only did a majority of Norton, in an interview with
ous time and set the example Capitalism and, by doing that, McCain's Republican col- BlackAmericaWeb.com last
we should prosecute those leagues vote against it, so did week, said the country needed
Jael Gadsden ---------------------------------------------
that ripping off people, includ-
ing Black folks, will get you who abuse the public trust and all his fellow Arizona lawmak- ready-to-go transportation and cont. from pg 1
locked up. embrace greed versus business ers. Obama was unable to infrastructure projects that are
Yes, I am saying a lot of this is acumen. sway many House liberals, proven to have a ripple effect, American Dream,” and “Reaching for Your Goals.”
racial. The major component What Secretary Paulson and including a majority of the creating jobs in many sectors Contestants were asked to compose lyrics based on the
of this economic meltdown is his minions didn’t count on Congressional Black Caucus. of the economy and spurring chosen theme. They were then required to send in a tape
the mortgage fraud that was was the fact that Congress has spending. and a video of themselves. The video was shown on line
taking place. The prime tar- to answer to the American “Obviously we are very disap- and anyone could vote for who they wanted. Voters could
gets of the fraud were Black people. Our populace is give a contestant a rating of one to five stars, with five
and Hispanic families. Sub- against any kind of major being the best.
prime mortgages have exploit- bailout by the ratio of 50 to 1. Gadsden was informed she was one of the 10 finalists. The
Congresspersons and Wondering Why ------------------------------------------
ed minority home owners and 10 finalists were then judged by industry personalities that
Senators have an election next cont. from pg 1 included hip hop star Common, music producer Bryan
month and they must report Michael Cox, Vibes Editor-in-Chief, Danyel Smith and DJ
on this issue. If they discount Tony Touch. The judging was based on originality, cre-
the people and go for the “big Obama “doesn’t understand” military occupation that con-
tinues to cost lives and drain ativity, verbal technique and visual sophistication.
boys” their futures will be in this or that, McCain capped Gadsden now lives in Los Angeles.
THE CHRONICLE jeopardy. Democracy is going his critical barrage with this the treasury. What kind of
patriot would put such a per- This is not the first contest she has been in. While model-
to make them fall onto the peo- bumbled put-down of the fron- ling for Millie Lewis in Charleston she participated and
1111 King Street ple’s side. Yes, Corporate trunner’s command of foreign son within a furlong of the
presidency, let alone a heart- won several regional contest.
Charleston, SC 29403 Thieves you are in serious affairs: “I honestly don’t believe Her parents, Carolyn and Glenn Gadsden, said they are
trouble. I guess it is time for that Senator Obama has the beat away -- and at the direst
•••• you to “fall on your swords”. knowledge or experience and time in the country’s history proud of their little girl. They have been so supportive all
(843) 723-2785 since the revolution? the time,” she said.
Congress should take its time has made the wrong judg- Gadsden graduated from Charleston Collegiate, formally
Fax: (843) 577-6099 and sort this serious matter ments in a number of areas.” Sea Island Academy and later Furman University where
out. Save the nation from total And what was up with that
Email: Chaschron@aol.com “suspension” of the campaign she she received her degree in broadcast journalism. Some
financial abyss but do so with Do tell. of her other credits include being featured in a K-Swiss
J. JOHN FRENCH, SR. no mercy to the SOB’s who last week? Can’t McCain and
his minions come up with a commercial and was credited as a back-up singer in the
President - Editor//Publisher got us in this mess for the sim- If the past several weeks have 2006 movie, “American Dreamz.”
ple reason of personal gain. shown us anything, it is that less obvious stunt than one
NANETTE FRENCH-SMALLS We don’t need more regula- McCain is, himself, quite that casts him as Mighty
CEO/ADVERTISING tion we need better policing. adept at making “wrong judg- Mouse swooping in to save
the day, when, in fact, he had Obama’s Run ---------------------------------------------
That way equal opportunity ments in a number of areas,”
VALENTINA SMALLS can take the place of greed and proving that political longevity no more power to do that than cont. from pg 1
Operations-Business Mgr./ bias. does not necessarily bequeath 434 other members of
Comptroller-Advertising good judgment or wisdom. Congress?
Harry Alford is the co- fear. He has done all that he can do in order to win..... to
SIMONA A. FRENCH founder, President/CEO of His selection of a little-known, All politicians at this level are give lie to the premise promoted by WTMAs Rocky D, the
Receptionist- the National Black Chamber scantily experienced, rather ambitious and crave the win. new “keeper of colored people” amongst white ‘talk’ show
Traffic/Photographer of Commerce. Website: goofy governor of an outback We can’t blame McCain for hosts, that there is no longer a viable need for the
Marketing www.nationalbcc.org. state brings his good sense that. NAACP. In a bout of wishful thinking Gov. Sarah Palin’s
Tolbert Smalls, Jr. into question every bit as daughter can birth a child out of wedlock, while he rants
much as his rabid embrace of a But there is a difference that Black women have no sense of shame and lack family
Contributing Writers- between being driven to win values. We still have not learned that there are those who
Hakim Abdul-Ali and being driven to succeed. would make a living out of the chaos created when a Rocky
Beverly Birch What I believe about Obama D can promote the idea of divide and conquer.
is that he will work night and Perhaps Chronicle readers have begun to under-
Bob Small day to be a success -- to deliver stand why whites hate us so. Hate us in spite of the fact
DEADLINE: and make his supporters that we care for their children and their elderly, support
PUBLIC SERVICES proud and glad that they chose their businesses, vote them into office, win their sports
him. Judging from his desper- titles at the high school and college level, shine their
FRIDAY PRIOR TO ate ploys, McCain just wants shoes, clean up their vomit, and by our very presence make
PUBlICATION DATE to get there. them feel superior.
Member: That is why it is so important that we go out en
Not once did he look Obama masse and vote for Barack Obama in order to express once
National Newspaper Publishers, Assoc. in the eye during Friday night’s more the potency of our vote and the fact that we will be
South Carolina Press Assoc. debate. Not even when they reckoned with.
Amalgamated Publishers shook hands at the start. Many Obama can win, and he must. Only we can do that
S.C. Chamber of Commerce critics have chalked that up to now with our vote.
one of two things: Either Jim French
NO REFUNDS ON SUBSCRIPTIONS McCain doesn’t respect
Published Wednesday Obama or he doesn’t like him.
TRI State Printing-
North Charleston I think it was something else at
work: Shame. Over the crotch-
Credo of The Black Press
The Black Press believes that
ety nature of his debating tac-
tic; over the mean streak that
REGISTER TO VOTE
America can best lead the world kept flashing; over the lies and
from racial and national antago-
nism when it accords to every
person, regardless of race, creed
distortions he was telling. BY OCTOBER 4
The last gasps of the old John
or color, his or her human and
legal rights. Hating no person,
fearing no person, the Black
Press strives to help every person
McCain, perhaps.
IT’S
in the firm belief that all persons
are hurt as long as anyone is
held back
IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!
The Chronicle October 1, 2008- 3

NNPA Celebrates Black Press Columnists as 'Champions' at CBC Weekend Event


By. Natalie Thompson

WASHINGTON (NNPA) -
Sixteen social and political
issues columnists of the
National Newspaper
Publishers Association were
honored Sept. 25 during a
Black Press Champions
Reception held during the
Congressional Black Caucus
Annual Legislative
Conference.

Along with NNPA colum-


nists such as former NNPA
Editor-in-Chief George
Curry, National Urban
League CEO Marc Morial,
and Bennett College
President Dr. Julianne
Malveaux, CBC members
were also honored for their
roles as guest columnists.
''This is a great organization,''
said honorary Dr. Barbara A.
Reynolds, NNPA religion
columnist and former writer
with USA Today. ''It is on the
cutting edge, and it always will
be.''
A special recognition was
given to members of the CBC
for their contributions to the their communities. said, giving the Statement of Financial Network
Black Press by NNPA said the NNPA has served a Occasion. “Those columnists Others honored were, Harry Investment Corporation;
Foundation Chair, Dorothy unique purpose in presenting ''I can't tell you how excited I are represented here today in Alford, president and CEO of University of Maryland politi-
Leavell. news of substance to African- am to be making money for the personage of 16 people the National Black Chamber cal scientist, Ron Walters; and
Americans. Black newspaper publishers who have served faithfully in of Commerce; former Johnson Phil Wilson, founder and
Leavell presented Ofield and to be able to have the that historic role.” Publications journalist and CEO of the Black AIDS
Dukes, a member of the CBC ''When I was with the opportunity to move the deal NNPA co-chairs, Leavell and Malcolm X aide A. Peter Institute, were also honored as
Foundation and NNPA Chicago Tribune, if had three for our marketplace,'' Bush John B. Smith Sr. presented Bailey; teacher and author Jim columnists for the the Black
board of directors with an stories I cared about in all the said. ''The Black newspapers awards and posed for pictures Clingman; Marian Wright Press of America.
award for establishing the op- year of publishing, that was a are the gatekeepers of our with the honorees. Smith said Edelman, president and CEO
ed relationship between both good year for me. But at the community. Nothing happens columnists serve an important of the Children’s Defense
organizations. NNPA every week is a good in our community unless it role in the Black Press by help- Fund; former Bill Fetcher,
week for us because we're goes through the gates. When ing to cover all aspects of the director of field services and
''We wanted to recognize the doing something of substance. you pick up a daily newspaper community. education for the American
Congressional Black Caucus
members for their contribu-
tions of op-eds that appeared
So we applaud the NNPA for
being a source of news you can
not get anywhere else.”
you see all the bad that hap-
pens in the Black community. ''I think this may be the Black
Federation of Government
Employees; Gary L. Flowers,
DON’T
But when you pick up our Press' finest hour, because we executive director and CEO of
in our newspapers,'' Leavell
said. ''It was because of our
relationship with Mr. Dukes
Newly appointed president
and chief operating officer of
papers, you get the real news.''
Hazel Trice Edney, editor-in-
chief of the NNPA News
may soon have the first black
president,'' Reynolds said .
''Even if we don't we have a
the Black Leadership Forum;
best-selling author and mil-
lionaire entrepreneur Farrah
FORGET!
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CBC and the Black Press of
America that for over a year
now those op-eds have
Marketing Group, Robert
Bush, was also introduced by
Leavell during the ceremony.
nists to unsung heroes. to go about a change of the
current system. I think we can
tive director of TransAfrica;
Larry Lucas, associate vice
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appeared in our publications.''
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Bush recognized NNPA
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years to be exact, the pages of
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ship whether it's Barack
Obama or McCain should
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columnists under girding our
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TO OUR CHILDREN IS THE GIFT OF HOPE.
-Barack Obama

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CBC Weekend Obama Still Thinks Deal


Clouded by Who
$700 Billion
Will Be Reached, Michelle Asked
Bail Out Bill Wows 'Em at FAMU and Me?
By. Hazel Trice Edney
NNPA Editor-in-Chief
More Couric-Palin?
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Members of the By: BlackAmericaWeb.com staff (AND THE WALL CAME TUMBLING
Congressional Black Caucus walked the red carpet in
tuxedos and gowns here Saturday night. They grooved to OBAMA CONFIDENT DEAL WILL BE REACHED DOWN)
Patti Labelle and gave a standing ovation to keynote
speaker Sen. Barack Obama. Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama said While the Bush Administration has acted irresponsibly
But their minds were far from the glitz and glamour of this this afternoon that "he's confident a deal will be reached in the past engaging the American public in a war that to date has
year’s big dinner that drew thousands to the Washington, on a bailout plan, despite it failing in the House," says cost somewhere in the neighborhood of one trillion dollars,
D.C. Convention Center as their emails and voice mails NBC's Athena Jones, reporting from the Obama cam- America finds herself in another ill-advised catastrophe. And even
were packed with mostly Black constituents decrying the paign. after the troops’ withdrawal, American taxpayers will continue to
proposed $700 billion Wall Street bail out that failed on foot the bill for America’s presence in Iraq. That’s the dollar
its first vote on Monday. By BlackAmericaWeb.com staff amount; but in terms of fatalities, over 4,000 Americans have lost
their lives since President Bush made his case to the United
“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to try to deal with. Nations on weapons of mass destruction. The reality of it all is the
--- weapons of mass destruction were the President and members of
But, we’re holding on,” said Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson
(D-Texas), a former CBC chair. “My feeling is that if his administration that supported a senseless war.
MICHELLE OBAMA WOWS FAMU
you’ve been making eight, ten, twelve or twenty million
dollars a year, why should we bail you out? You should During the past two weeks we have seen the government
Capitalizing on a well-attended two-week voter registra- bailout of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and American International
have saved something. I think we ought to be talking tion drive that ended in Tallahassee pulling in a crowd of
about saving people who have lost their homes.” Group (AIG). According to the Tampa Bay Online.com, the US
8,000 students at Florida A&M University, Michelle Treasury acquired warrants to purchase 80% of AIG stock. AIG
Even if CBC members wanted to simply vote for the bill Obama is continuing her push for increased voter registra-
and be done with it, their constituents wouldn’t let them. is presently suing seven former executives, including their CEO
tion with additional campaign appearances this week in for $20 billion dollars in misappropriated stocks. So, the free
“I had both offices to tally up the calls. One thousand and Colorado and Missouri and making radio appearances to
fourteen said No,” said Rep. Diane Watson of California, wheelers are finally being wheeled in but they are eight years too
sparkling as she exited the Ball Room. “People have been support Tuesday’s “One Vote” National Registration late. That’s how long this administration has turned its head to
calling, detailing their foreclosures in tears. And we’re Drive. the corruption. With this kind of abuse of power and greed, why
going to spend $700 billion to bail out the guys that got us didn’t we see the train coming?
into this?” The one-day drive, sponsored by Radio One, Inc.and the
Hip Hop Caucus - Respect My Vote Campaign, aims to Once again, we have the President making his case to the
A clear answer of what would ultimately be done was still register more than 50,000 eligible persons in one day from American taxpayers for a $700 Billion bailout without any
up in the air early afternoon on Monday as the House ini- 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. accountability. And while the President clearly has not acted
tially voted down the bail out 205-228 with 433 of the 435 responsibly in the past, he faces a snowball chance in hell of get-
members of Congress voting. Leaders were bent on nego- There will be 52 Radio One Inc stations across 15 cities ting approval from either side of the aisle. It’s too close to the elec-
tiating or even pushing fellow lawmakers to change their broadcasting live from a central location allowing regis- tion. The constituents back home will have a lot to say at the polls
vote. Late Monday afternoon, the bill was expected to be trars to register eligible voters on site. The drive will also when they cast their ballot. The President is asking Congress to
revised for a new vote. provide information on live call-ins and online registra- sign a blank check for the Wall Street debacle. So, what’s going
CBC members were conflicted, hearing the sentiments of tion. to happen to the small business owner that have worked hard and
their primarily Black constituents saying the bail out in followed the rules? Who is going to ensure that they remain sol-
any form would be unfair as they struggle with every day Obama, whose husband, Sen. Barack Obama, is the vent and are able to get loans to keep them from falling under the
expenses. ax? That’s one of those safeguard that needs to be included in the
Democratic presidential nominee will make appearances bailout package if it passes. Big businesses have every chance of
President Bush, who had pushed for the failed bill said he on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and the Michael
was “very disappointed” that it did not pass. Presidential succeeding given all of the resources, personnel, finances, tax
Baisden show to emphasize the need to vote. incentives and loopholes that they have to their disposal.
candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, members of
the U. S. Senate, had no vote on Monday. Neither had However, what has been fueling big businesses is greed. CEOs
In July, Obama announced an effort to register black vot- have drawn unprecedented salaries, severance bonuses and health
stated clearly what they would have done had the bill - in ers and get them to the polls in November and more
its initial form - made it to the Senate. Both said it depend- care benefits. They just kept piling it on while small businesses
engaged, generally, in civic life. In a conference call with were forced to close their doors because they were not able to get
ed on the language. reporters, Obama said the effort would include voter edu-
Meanwhile CBC members took the pressure of their con- loans.
cation to help people navigate the registration process,
stituents for the entire four days of the Annual Legislative
Weekend. procure absentee ballots when necessary, locating and get- Many of the taxpayers do not fully understand the ramifi-
ting to their polling places. cations of the last two weeks of the market ups and downs. They
“They really don’t believe that we ought to be bailing any- don’t understand what it will mean to their retirement plans and
body out,” said House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D- At the time, Obama noted that there were nearly 26 mil- even to their ability to get loans or credit cards. The home buyer
S.C.) at his “Carolina Reception” in a Downtown D.C. lion African American eligible to vote, but 8 million – 32 who had his house up for sale will have to stay put and pay the
hotel Sept. 25. “They are nine to one against it.” percent – were not registered. In Ohio, 270,000 African mortgage. In the past, many of the homes sold within a
However, Clyburn said the failure to do anything at all Americans were not registered; it was 333,071 in month or two; now some have been on the market well over six
could be even more detrimental. Pennsylvania, 432,000 in Virginia and 591,000 in Florida. months. Banks are foreclosing on loans. I tell you it is getting real
The repercussions could be far-reaching, he says. There were no figures available on the number of voters messy.
“This is not just about Wall Street. It’s about community registered during Obama’s recent swing.
bankers, local banks, credit cards, trying to buy a house, As I was driving home today, I thought about the few
trying to buy a car, all of those things could get tied up if This nationwide voter drive is a joint effort between Radio dollars I have in the bank. I called hubby and said look, I just
we don’t do something,” Clyburn says. “And so, because One, Inc and Respect My Vote creator, Reverend Lennox heard on the news that Wachovia is being bought out by Citicorp.
people do not understand that, they think that all we’re try- Yearwood, also co-creator of the 2004 campaign "Vote or I told him those big boys have this country in a mess. Y’all can lis-
ing to do is bail out Wall Street. And that is what the Die" with Sean "P Diddy" Combs. The initiative looks to ten to those crooks if you want to. It wouldn’t hurt to get a little
White House is doing. But, we’re trying to make sure that cash to stash for emergencies until you find out how we are going
bring the large number of African Americans, ages 18-29, to get out of this mess. If you think those crooks have all of their
we can restore confidence in the market and that we pro- who did not attend college out to the polls to participate
tect the taxpayers as we do it.” cash in banks, think again. They have stashed their cash in safe
in this year's presidential election. havens just in case the market crashes. So, I headed to the bank
Complicating the situation is the fact that every member of
the House of Representatives is up for re-election unless and got my savings of twenty dollars plus six cents interest out of
The 15 cities participating in the one-day registration drive the bank and put it under the mattress. It’s going to earn just as
they are retiring or stepping down. Therefore political fear are: Atlanta, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis,
also played a role as members prepare to adjourn Congress much interest as it will sitting in the bank. As a youngster, I can
Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Cincinnati, Cleveland, remember my grandmother stashing her cash under the mattress.
to go home and campaign. Columbus, Philadelphia, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston,
“Ninety-nine percent are opposed to the bail out,” said I thought that was strange then but faced with the uncertainty of
Richmond and Washington D.C. the economy and the banks, it’s not as funny when it’s your money.
Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). “We get a variety of
statements when they call. But, most of them are in three My grandmother never really worked; but, her husband did. She
words: What about me? My family is hurting. My kids are “We are committed to building awareness to the ‘Respect lived through the Great Depression and was going to protect the
not able to go to college. My grandmother is not getting My Vote" Campaign,’” said Respect My Vote founder, the few dollars that her husband had worked so hard to earn for the
sufficient access to health care. What about me?” Rev. Lennox Yearwood, co-creator in 2004 with hip-hop family.
The pressure worked. mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs of “Vote or Die.”
If you thought you didn’t have a reason to vote before,
“It seems like the country’s priorities are totally mis- “Our partnership with Radio One will help push the you have one now. Don’t miss the opportunity to vote for the best
placed,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) “This is Bush’s importance of registering to vote in this year's presidential candidate. We did not get into this mess overnight and we will
legacy and I hope that we don’t do this. There are other election to the more than 8 million unregistered African- not straighten it out overnight. We cannot live through four more
ways to stabilize the financial markets.” Americans eligible to vote nationwide.” years of the Bush economic policies that benefit the rich. So, let’s
House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel said register to vote. Saturday is the last day to register before the
CBC constituents are clear on the Caucus’ claim as the By JACKIE JONES, BlackAmericaWeb.com General Election. You can make a difference in this election. Yes,
“Conscience of the Congress.” you can.
He said, “They understand that our job is to protect them, MORE COURIC-PALIN CLIPS?
their jobs, their savings and not to protect Wall Street.”
Still reeling from the damages and heartaches of Greg Sargent at Talking Points Memo has confirmation
Hurricane Ike in Houston, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said that CBS News will air additional footage of Sarah Palin,
the bail out drew more response than she has seen any Alaska governor and Sen. John McCain's running mate, IF YOU DON’T
issue in years. interviewed by Katie Couric.
“It is generating the most interest that I’ve seen since the
REGISTER BY
These clips aren't from Couric's near-comical interview
Iraq war and the mood that the country was in,” she said.
She says she believes the Congress should simply take a
with Palin last week, however; Couric also interviewed
Palin and Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe
OCTOBER 4-
break before voting any further in the matter. Biden for pieces set to air on Wednesday and Thursday.
“Let us just stop, just pause for a moment, let us go home YOU CAN’T VOTE
and engage our constituents, talk to our banking commu-
nity, our real estate persons, find out what is happening in They were asked identical questions, so it should make for
our particular communities, come back over a period of interesting comparisons. Washington Post's Howard
time and address the questions of the market in a compre- Kurtz reports, however, that CBS "has two more respons-
hensive landscape,” Jackson Lee said. “My position is es on tape that will likely prove embarrassing."
whoa. That’s a term that we use in the state of Texas.
Horses stop when we say whoa.” And not for the Obama-Biden ticket.

ING/Essence Survey Outlines the Spending, Saving and Loaning Habits of Black Women
By: Sherrel Wheeler Stewart, said in a prepared statement.
BlackAmericaWeb.com * Forty-one percent feel guilty cent of black women, say that
about how much they spend they buy what they really want
The national telephone survey on expensive brands. in good times or bad. And
More than half of black was sponsored by the ING
women say they are living pay- The trends reflected in the sur- many said they are tempted to
Foundation and developed in vey report show that black make impulse purchases when
check to paycheck, and almost conjunction with the editors of
half say it’s difficult for them to women are experiencing many they are depressed.
Essence. ING is a global of the same challenges as the Nikki Jackson, a 34-year-old
have the lifestyle they desire financial services company
because of financial obliga- rest of America, said personal engineer in Birmingham,
based in Amsterdam. The sur- finance expert Michelle Alabama, said she was brows-
tions to their immediate fami- vey was conducted between
ly, according to a survey Singletary. ing through Saks recently and
May 1 and May 18 and includ- saw a black, Gucci Hysteria
released recently by the ING ed 1,000 pre-retired black
Foundation. “This is not surprising. Across purse with a price tag of more
women and 454 non-black the board, people are living than $1,700.
“What we have here is a finan- women. The firm of Clark
cial perfect storm. An inclina- paycheck to paycheck,” “It was the purse I had want-
Martire & Bartolomeo con- Singletary told ed. It was black patent. I had
tion to spend, combined with ducted the survey, and results
an extraordinary desire to help BlackAmericaWeb.com. But to call someone to talk me off
were released earlier this the current economic climate of the ledge,” she said jokingly.
others financially, has left month.
many black women behind the should signal that it is time to “I decided not to get it, even
curve in terms of savings,” said make changes in spending and though I had available credit.”
The survey also reported: saving, she said. Jackson, a single woman,
Rhonda Mims, president of * More than a third of the
the ING Foundation and sen- doesn’t live paycheck to pay-
women have loaned over “This is a time when people check, but she said she is
ior vice president of ING’s $1,000 to friends or family in
Office of Corporate should be pulling back and liv- mindful of her dollars these
the last year. ing below their means,” days.
Citizenship & Responsibility. * Sixty-eight percent of black
“The good news is that black Singletary said. “You can’t
women buy what they want in have what you want when you She says she invests regularly,
women care deeply about their a good or bad economy.
financial future, have a strong want it if you don’t have the mainly through programs at
* Seventy-one percent said it resources.” work, and tries to limit
desire to learn more, and man- was important to give to their
ifest many of the qualities criti- The survey showed that impulse purchases.
place of worship. almost seven in 10, or 68 per-
cal to investment success,” she
The Chronicle October 1, 2008-5

As Poignant, Tragic, Insightful View of Author, Lawyer, Deacon Who


I Thrived on Hope, Spirituality-----------------------------
See It (cont. from pg 1)
Hakim Abdul-Ali
account of what life holds for witnessing Mr. Dortch’s con- about the trials of life that sur-
go through and ultimately
the person who has been down frontation with the officers, rounds us all in more ways
seek. It’s a mighty lesson to be
life’s low roads and chose to which included the discharg- than one in Black America. I
Lavish Luxuries make something positive of ing of one of the weapons that
understood. strongly recommend that you
that experience. Mr. Dortch was carrying, ran get a copy.
There’s a potent word that most people take for granted, and that With the escalating number of
away. Deacon Dortch summed up
word is “lavish.” It’s oftentimes misunderstood. ebony souls today being incar-
The story of Mr. Dortch’s life what his book was about by
I tend to think of it as a word that describes extending or bestow- cerated in ever-increasing high
in his contemplative memoir is No one was hurt in the melee relating that, “The past is irrev-
ing profusely. You, like someone else in “hue-manity” may have numbers, “Memoirs Of The
stunningly poignant and except Mr. Dortch who was ocable, but there’s always
another meaning or interpretation of this word, but it all comes Prodigal Son” may just be the
shockingly tragic, spiritually injured under his eye. In the hope.” His website is
out to indicate something that is marked by profusion or excess. type of thoughtful book that
insightful and forever encour- commotion, both Mr. Bryant www.dpchope.com.
When applied to “hue-man” nature on a day-today basis “lavish’ may give you a helpful clarity
aging in the same read. It’s and Mr. Dortch fled, but in
sometimes gets all twisted up in concepts gone wild. At this about insubstantial reality, different directions, with Mr.
moment I’d like to hold your focus on the sweetness of the word,
without crassness and ostentatious show.
I take that flow with your solemn thoughts that as I mention the
repentance and much, much
more, with no apparent details
left out.
Dortch catching a city bus and
simply disappearing into the
rush hour D.C. traffic.
Obama Hits a Triple at the
fact that none of us can afford the luxury of a negative vibration or
thought running through our heads and heart, you already know
this to be truth personified. We all have to be positively in tuned in
Much has taken place since Mr. Bryant, on the other hand, Debate, A Home run at the CBC
his modest birth, departure was apprehended by a young
our individual time zones to good feelings around us in order to and return to this quaint little D.C. police officer, twenty- By. Ron Walters
accomplish some good and great things in this life. coastal South Carolina city, four year old Gail Cobb. She NNPA Columnist
Being positive is tranquility for the soul. I’d like to think of serene population 12,789. He hadn’t pulled her revolver
moments like these as being showered with “Lavish Luxuries,” returned “home,” as he proudly when Mr. Bryant, using a con- By all accounts Barack Obama won the first of the presidential
because positive thoughts are synonymous to successful actions. says, about five years ago to cealed weapon, shot and killed debates on September 26 over John McCain, who was widely con-
That’s why I said previously and referred to the word “lavish” as continue his journey of spiritu- her. Ms. Cobb was one of the sidered to have more experience in foreign affairs.
being sweet because it’s a loving state of mind to exist in. No one al growth. first female officers to die in He won by exceeding expectations, exhibiting that he had a sub-
can, should or must live in a mental space where love is absent or the line of duty in the United stantial grasp of issues and that he was presidential, while McCain
invisible to the naked eye of a pure feeling. John Curtis Dortch was born States. talked in generalities and showed his disdain for Obama, not
That feeling, once exposed to the fresh reality of sweet freedom, in Beaufort in 1945 and attend- according him proper acknowledgment by refusing to look at him.
becomes forever absorbed into the discovery of self. That’s a ed Robert Small High School Mr. Dortch wasn’t at the scene But whatever advantage McCain was thought to have over
“Lavish Luxury” that most people search a lifetime to find things where he was a gifted student of Ms. Cobb’s shooting, but he Obama by his familiarity with various heads of state and, as he
like love and self, and when they do, most often, they don’t know and all-around talented ath- was indicted and tried on sev- intoned, having been involved in every major crisis in foreign poli-
what to do with it in the first place, because they don’t know what lete. He graduated in 1963 and eral counts related to the con- cy in the past 25 years, Obama came back several times, diminish-
a good thing it is to be free and in love at the same time. enrolled at Howard spiracy, attempted bank rob- ing McCain’s winning points.
It’s said that love is a many splendid thing, and I hold that to be University in Washington, bery and felony murder. He
so very true, but deep “hue-man” love between a committed man D.C., the Black Mecca of col- was sentenced to fifteen years For example, when McCain alluded to the fact that he had a
and woman is a “Lavish Luxury” that defies description. Its sweet- legiate higher learning in to life on those charges. bracelet from a woman whose son had been killed in Iraq, Obama
ness lightens the burdens of this life. America at that time. countered with his own bracelet, squelching McCain’s emotional
I’ve been told that this sweetness combines trust with honesty to After his release from prison in point. When McCain charged that Obama didn’t understand the
make it truly luxurious, and one should always “lavish” his or her While at Howard Mr. Dortch 1990 and having served fifteen “Surge,” Obama countered that McCain seemed to think the war
partner with sweet nothings all day long to keep the flames of true excelled in his studies with the years, where he was classified began in 2007, then dramatically stated since the war began in
love alive. I don’t have any argument with that philosophy because ultimate intentions of attend- as a model citizen, he enrolled 2003, McCain had been wrong about the reason for its start,
love is the stuff that makes the soul feel blessed and luxurious at ing law school to fulfill his in law school at the District of wrong about how American troops would be received, and wrong
the same time. desire of giving something Columbia Law School in 1991. about the tension between Sunni and Shia factions. And there
While on that point, just recently I was saying something to a back to his community and He was selected as president were others.
young African-American brother about the nature of always show- society-at-large. He, especially, of the Student Bar
ering his queen with “lavishness,” especially if she deserved it. He became very active in the uni- Association, among other Nevertheless, it was also somewhat unnerving to hear him say at
said he felt that he couldn’t give his all in that arena because she versity’s ROTC program, ris- prestigious honors, and he least seven times that McCain was right; for him not to counter
never showed appreciation of anything he did. ing to the top student leader- graduated in 1994, with hopes McCain repeated message that Obama didn’t understand, to see
He said he felt that she took everything for granted. (Sisters! Are ship role as Brigadier of being able to practice law. McCain muscle him out of responses several times because Jim
you listening?) After listening to him, I told him it’s a sting to bust Commander in his senior year. The only problem with that Lehrer was not in control of the debate; to see him not follow up
your you know what for someone, and they don’t appreciate you or Upon graduation in 1968, decision was that a convicted on several obvious openings such as his definition of the “success”
Mr. Dortch joined the military felon on parole normally was of the Surge, McCain’s slavish support of George Bush’s policies,
what you do, but never, ever let that stop you from being a person McCain’s lack of support for Veterans, and others.
who extends “Lavish Luxuries” upon someone who does truly as a commissioned officer serv- not allowed to practice law in
ing in the Rangers, an elite most states. I understand the problem he has. On one hand, he can’t feed into
appreciate you and the things that you do. the “angry black man” racial image and turn off some white voters;
In all fairness, I told this young brother that if you had a trusting Special Forces unit where
duty took him to volunteered Having passed the bar exami- on the other, he has to establish a level of policy competence and
queen who you knew was deserving of being “lavished,” then show physical ease that lets him appear presidential. But I give him a
her how much you love and respect her by giving her love and service in the Viet Nam War. nations in DC, Maryland and
While there serving his coun- West Virginia, Mr. Dortch triple because he could have been much better.
being there for other than in romantic venues. (Brothers! Are you
listening?) try he was severely wounded in readied himself for the oppor-
combat and this first lieu- tunity to practice law, which Then next evening, however, when Barack Obama stepped on the
It’s hard enough to be alone without love, but what about being in stage to give the keynote speech at Congressional Black Caucus
love and making it harder. Love is a “lavished” opportunity for two tenant was honorably dis- he has not been able to do
charge after a nineteen months because of legal denials. He annual dinner, that he was home could be witnessed by everybody
married and committed souls to express the “luxury” of being who was on their feet, rocking to the music of, “Here I am baby,
together and working for a common goal. due to his war related injuries. even appeared on the “Today ”
He returned to the show, with his attorney and signed sealed delivered, I’m yours….”
Without that end and purpose, I’m afraid the so-called relation- Obama was given the CBC’s Harold Washington Award, named
ship is doomed from the start. Having been there, and done that, Washington, D.C. area and was interviewed by then co-
went to work for New York anchor Katie Couric in after the former mayor of his home City and he proceeded to
I know all too well that love gone sour is a mystery that destroys acknowledge those who had paved his way – again, leaving out
the luxury of “lavishness.” Life Insurance Company from February 1997, to bring his
1971- 1974, eventually becom- plight to the attention of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. who sat at a table in front of him.
I mentioned to the young brother that there are a lot of unhappy But as Obama got into his speech and began to warm up, he
and lonely people in this world, and they are only happier if they ing one of it’s highest grossing national audience.
and most successful field answered the criticism of me and others, by dealing with critical
see you like them. So, I strongly advised him, without solicitation, aspects of the Black Agenda.
to stay out of other people’s marital problems, because all you do underwriters. Everything was To this day, he’s not been able
is make matters worse. going uphill in his life when to practice law anywhere in
fate took an expected turn for America. His book brilliantly Time and again, he brought the crowd to its feet by observing that
Our conversation was getting kind of heavy, to lay it simply on this historical moment was not just about him, but about the chil-
the line, and as we continued down the path of wisdom and learn- the worse. details a disciplined man who’s
not bitter, but a “better” dren who might benefit and who might live to actually see a black
ing, I had to mention to him that I sensed that he was having some person in the White House. He defined change with his stock
problems with his queen, who was his wife. Somewhere during this time human being because of his
period in 1974, Mr. Dortch determined faith in God, and presentation on issues like ending the Iraq war, enacting health
He agreed, and said that he enjoyed talking with me because I lis- adequate insurance and health care, and ending the failed No
ten to the fact that he loved this lady, but he was just completely decided to branch out in other how it has brought him inner
additional economic arenas relief after such a horrendous Child Left Behind education program. He also linked shoring up
exhausted from giving to someone who he felt didn’t appreciate inadequate schools in poor neighborhoods to college attendance
him or what he was doing for her. He said, if the truth must be and he founded JCD period in his life.
Enterprises, an operational and good jobs.
told, he couldn’t and wouldn’t give any more “Lavish Luxuries” to
her or any other female. holding company. As the book The book is a must read, no
clearly details, that didn’t pan matter what your faith tradi- Most important, he showed that he was conversant with the prob-
At that point, I said to him, with complete sincerity, “Brother, out as he had expected due to lems of urban America, pointing to the need to deal with poverty,
that’s your queen. You fight for her, and love her, if (?) she’s worthy tion is, because it truly attests
his unsuccessful attempts to to the absolute power of spiri- promoting job training and ending mass incarceration by rolling
of your love. acquire a capital infusion from tual repentance before the back punitive legislation. And he felt that we should not only be
“Don’t let the negativity of a testy moment in time destroy your investment bankers. Creator. Mr. Dortch has been “tough on crime,” but smart on crime. Gone was the patronizing
real love for this sister, because I sense also that you love her very through quite a bit, both good language of moral responsibility as the only solution. This was not
deeply, and for some reason(s) we brothers have a problem talking That business was in a state and bad according to most only good for the audience to hear assembled there, but it was fuel
to our queens and sisters.” of financial decline from the candid pundits of sacred for the fundraising that he and Michele were doing in town, and
He had to agree with me because the truth is and was real. We in shortage of operational cash observation. for the message of a strong black turnout that rippled through the
the Black community do have immense problems of communica- flow needed to keep JCD CBC forums all week long.
tion to our beloved spouses and members of the opposite sex. I Enterprises afloat and solvent. In interviewing Mr. Dortch So, I give Obama a Home Run for his performance at the CBC
told him that it’s not easy to say that, but it’s a form of “Lavished And with financial pressures you can’t help but see a strong- and feel that he has not only put many of the questions raised to
Luxuries” to know that the sweet truth shall set you free. mounting, Mr. Dortch resort- willed believer in his Christian rest, he also teed up a number of issues he will bring to the table in
Maybe, that’s what I was alluding to in my earlier aforementioned ed to other ways to acquire way of life, who is as organized the debates on domestic issues.
thought that most people search a lifetime to find self and love, said funds by engineering a a human being as you ever
and when they do, they don’t know what to do with it in the first conspiracy to rob the want to meet. He’s extremely Dr. Ron Walters is the Distinguished Leadership Scholar and
place. I suggested to the young brother that he mustn’t fall into Columbia Federal Savings articulate, polite and his book, Professor of Government and Politics at the University of
that pit and make that error most of us brothers do, including me. and Loan Association Bank in published by Disciple Maryland College Park. One of his latest books is: Freedom Is
We must know and love ourselves first before we can love and D.C. Publishing Company, P.O. Not Enough: Black Voters, Black Candidates and American
know anyone else, and when we do, it truly can be labeled a Box 554, Beaufort, South Presidential Politics (Rowman and Littlefield)
“Lavish Luxury.” There’s nothing sweeter than the “real” love of It was at this time when this Carolina, 29901, is punctuated
two trusting and committed souls who don’t sneak around behind former highly decorated mili- with meaningful life-enhanc-
each others’ backs playing games of hide and deceive. (Brothers! tary infantry officer’s life took a ing mental transformations
Sisters! Are you both “really” listening?) turn for the negative subject- that will make you realize how
I hope so, because the sweetness of a trusting moment is too vital ing him to a subsequent precious life really is.
to waste on petty deceits and slick pretenses. In order for the lengthy prison term and a
sweetness of any “Lavish Luxury” to be marked profusion in the resultant period of deep moral Through all that he’s been
self one must give love unconditionally, even sometimes if it introspection and spiritual through and what’s lies ahead
means, or may appear, that you get or expect nothing in return. redemption. This is the “root” of him, you get the sense that
The young brother said, “I don’t get it!” I told the young brother, message of his 357 page book “Memoirs Of The Prodigal
“Be patient. Not many people know that patience and understand- of inspiration and hope. Son: The Road To
ing are two of the sweetest “Lavish Luxuries” that God Alone gave Mr. Dortch, in our interview, Redemption” is what Deacon
us as “hue-mans” to bestow upon one another.” described his attempt to raise John C. Dortch is about, and
the extra cash flow he said he he’s lived a life that few can
I told him to work at trying to decipher what I just said, and learn needed to overcome his finan- ascribe to. This open and
that love is a two-way boulevard between him and his wonderful cial burden by carefully organ- aboveboard author related
queen. “We’re all works in progress, including your wife,” I said, izing a selected group of seven that he’s genuinely sorry for the
and by being patient and considerate, he’ll get the message of individuals to assist him in the sadness that he’s caused any-
understanding. That’s a hard lesson to fathom, and some folks in bank robbery which was to one as a result of his role and
creation never get the gist of those “Lavished Luxuries.” take place on September 20, actions in his crimes in D.C.,
I trust that you do, and my “Lavished Luxuries” for you today are 1974. and he asks God for guidance,
to be at peace with yourself and the one you love. And that’s, “As I During our intense interview relief and aid through his daily
See It.”. at his beautifully restored sincere prayers.
home/office, all done by his He’s tried to make a better
physical efforts, this deacon at man of himself in God’s eyes,
the First African Baptist by serving his religious com-
IF Church (in Beaufort) empha- munity in any way that he can,
sized that he was the chief especially those who are less
YOU organizer behind the bank’s
conspiracy, never passing
fortunate than himself. Just
being in his presence, you can
DON’T blame on anyone. tell that he’s a survivor, by his
The bank robbery was belief in the unconditional love
botched when Mr. Dortch of Jesus Christ, as he (Mr.
was stopped near the bank by Dortch) proclaims.
VOTE undercover police officers,
who were alerted of the rob-
Deacon John C. Dortch’s
book symbolizes and illus-
bery attempt by a paid inform- trates so wonderfully in his
DON’T ant member of Mr. Dortch’s dynamic tell-all account of his
own inner robbery cohorts, spiritual voyage from hellish
COMPLAIN unknown to him. Another ordeals to soothing redemp-
accomplice, James Bryant, tion is probably what all of us
6- October 1, 2008 The Chronicle

-YOUR HEALTH

Natalie Cole And Hepatitis C Millions of People With Gout


years. And that's not rare.
Are Suffering Needlessly
(BlackDoctor.org) -- For
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that phenomenal songstress symptoms and even with nor- N.Y., - PRNewswire- resource for sufferers of dition -- and how they can
Natalie Cole has hepatitis C. mal liver tests for 25 or 30 Despite the fact that gout this chronic condition, live a long, healthy, and
And for some it was saddening years. That's very common, in has been well understood detailing itscauses, pro- pain-free life.
to hear her explain her treat- fact," Bruce R. Bacon, MD, for many decades, a recent gression, diagnosis, how to
ment process. Next week she director of the division of gas- study found that 78% of stop a gout attack in its
will be getting chemotherapy troenterology and hepatology people living with this dis- tracks, reduce the occur-
and will cut off all of her hair. at St. Louis University School ease are receiving subopti- rence of attacks and practi- CHANGE !
of Medicine, tells WebMD. mal care from their physi- cal tips for managing hype-
"What I have is treated with cians and are suffering ruricemia.
chemotherapy. I have chemo Bacon, who isn't treating needlessly. For years, gout
OBAMA
every week," Cole said in an Cole, prefers the word "inac- was considered by most Dr. Ralph Argen, MD,
interview shown on tive" rather than "dormant" to doctors to be a painful but FACP, FACR, a gout
Entertainment Tonight. She describe the virus when it's not otherwise harmless dis- expert and reviewer of
told her interviewer, Paula causing obvious symptoms. ease, which is why interest "Beating Gout," explains:
Abdul of American Idol, that Natalie Cole in research and proper "Fifty years ago, treating
the chemotherapy makes her management for this condi- and managing gouty arthri-
tired and nauseous, and that What are the symptoms
tion waned, and with it, tis was interesting and
she's lost a lot of weight due to of hepatitis C? the quality of care for gout exciting. Rheumatology
her illness, but that she has a There are several ways to get sufferers. knew the cause, could
"great group of people" rally- infected with hepatitis C: Hepatitis C usually doesn't accurately diagnose gout
ing around her. cause any symptoms. But Gout is caused by a and had definitive drugs to
• Sharing needles for injection when symptoms occur, the buildup of uric acid in the manage and treat it. Since
What is hepatitis C? How do drug use. Drug use may be CDC says they may include: body, a condition known as then there has been a lack
you get it, how is it treated, how Cole got hepatitis C. She hyperuricemia. New of new ideas, thoughts and
and can you prevent it? And is told Entertainment Tonight • Fever research has revealed that drugs -- good management
chemotherapy a common that she used heroin in the • Fatigue hyperuricemia may has waned. This book sets
treatment for hepatitis C? early 1980s. Cole wrote about • Appetite loss increase the likelihood of the record straight on the
Here are answers to those and her drug use in her 2000 auto- • Nausea several very deadly diseases best way to diagnose, treat
other question about hepatitis biography, Angel on My • Vomiting such as heart disease, kid- and manage gout."
C. Shoulder; saying her drug use • Abdominal pain ney failure, diabetes, stroke
is long over. • Dark urine and liver failure. This new The author, Victor
What is hepatitis C? • Accidentally getting pricked • Clay-colored bowel move- research suggests that Konshin, adds, "I am
by a needle contaminated by ments hyperuricemia and gout always struck by the hor-
Hepatitis C is a liver disease infected blood. This some- • Joint pain may be life-threatening rorstories I hear from peo-
caused by an infection with a times happens to hospital • Jaundice (yellow color in the conditions. ple who are still having fre-
virus. It is a serious disease workers. skin or eyes) quent and intense gout
because the liver is needed to • Being born to a mother with Patient education is the attacks. When I ask them a
remove toxins that build up in hepatitis C infection. "The most common symptom major key to helping those few questions about how
the blood. Hepatitis C can • Getting a blood transfusion is probably no symptoms. But with gout get the quality of they are managing their
cause cirrhosis and destroy the from someone with hepatitis the next most common symp- care they need. To this gout, it quickly becomes
liver. It is a main cause of liver C infection. Before 1992, tom would be fatigue. People end, Ayerware Publishing clear that no one has ever
transplants worldwide. blood could not be tested for just feel tired and worn out," announced today that it explained to them how to
hepatitis C. Since 1992, all says Bacon. has released a new book manage this disease, how
How do you get hepatitis C? blood donated in the U.S. gets entitled "Beating Gout: A to use gout medications
tested for the virus. If you had How is hepatitis C Sufferer's Guide to Living properly or make even the
a blood transfusion or organ diagnosed? Pain Free," by Victor simplest of lifestyle
transplant before June 1992, Konshin. Culled from the changes to avoid gout
ask your doctor about being Hepatitis C is diagnosed by a review of over 300 scientif- attacks. Also, information
tested for hepatitis C. blood test. ic research articles and found on the Internet
• Some people on kidney dial- texts, "Beating Gout" is a offers a confusing mess of
ysis have gotten hepatitis C If you have any risk factors for compilation of the latest contradictory advice. I
from contamination of the hepatitis C, get tested, and if medical information on the quickly realized that
equipment. you find out you have hepatitis best treatments for gout, 'Beating Gout' needed to
• It's possible to get hepatitis C, see a specialist, Bacon sug- management of hyper- be written."
C from someone you live with gests. uricemia, and diet and "Beating Gout" aims to
if you share items such as lifestyle implications. educate gout sufferers so
razors or toothbrushes that Don't let stigma about drug "Beating Gout" is the they can take charge of the
Larry J. Ferguson, D.M.D might have had his or her use or other risk factors stand
blood on them. in your way. "We just need to
“Anxiety
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........HEALTH FOR YOU


DC Hopes Needle Exchanges Curb Soaring AIDS Rate
By BRIAN WESTLEY Puerto Rico to slow the $300,000 a year for the next she has not been infected with
Associated Press Writer efforts and add workers like "Need some condoms, baby?"
Jackson. spread of the disease through three years. HIV.
IV use, according to the North Hazel Smith asked as she
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American Syringe Exchange The money is the largest share handed eight blues to "I'm blessed, not lucky," Jones
Reggie Jackson spends much It remains to be seen, though, Deborah Jones, an unem-
how much of a dent will be Network. Many of the pro- of nearly $700,000 the city is explained.
of his day inside a Winnebago, grams are financed with state allocating annually for needle ployed woman from southeast
riding through the city's hard- made in slowing the virus, Washington.
which has touched nearly or local money. exchanges. Other organiza- Hazel Smith then stuffed the
scrabble neighborhoods to tions receiving help include supplies into a brown paper
hand out clean syringes in every cross-section of "You can give me two packs,"
Washington. In 1998, however, Rep. Todd those that work with specific bag and, before sending Jones
exchange for dirty ones. Tiahrt, R-Kan., and then-Sen. high-risk groups such as sex replied Jones, 46, who said she on her way, offered some part-
John Ashcroft, R-Mo., insert- workers and the homeless. has been coming to ing words. "Be safe, be care-
"We're saving lives, man," "There is no silver bullet," said PreventionWorks! for the past
Walter Smith, the director of ed language in the federal ful."
Jackson says. He's on a mis- spending package that Critics include the White five years. So far, Jones said,
sion to protect drug addicts the D.C. Appleseed Center
for Law and Justice, an advo- blocked D.C. from funding House Office of National
from HIV, which Jackson such programs because of con- Drug Control Policy, which
learned he had in 1990 after cacy organization that is moni-
toring the city's efforts to cerns about drug abuse. They argues the needle-exchange
years of sharing needles to were able to do so because programs may actually
shoot heroin and crack reduce HIV infection. "There
are multiple factors that have Congress approves the city's increase disease infection rates
cocaine. budget. because they fail to curb risky
produced our high
HIV/AIDS rate and it will behaviors associated with nee-
District of Columbia officials D.C. needle exchange advo- dle-sharing.
are counting on Jackson and take multiple factors to bring it
down." cates say the ban left them
others like him as they try to without an important tool in a Advocates such as Sharon
tackle an AIDS crisis so severe city where roughly 10,000 resi- Hader, who leads the city's
that one report has called it a The reasons include unstable
leadership at the city's dents are believed to be injec- HIV/AIDS Administration,
"modern epidemic." tion drug users. note that such programs are
HIV/AIDS prevention office,
which has had 12 directors in about more than handing out
Despite such alarms, little has "If you want to reduce the needles; they also counsel
changed over the years as city just over 20 years. That has
slowed strategies to get a han- spread of HIV ... you put more users about rehabilitation serv-
leaders struggle to reverse a syringes out there," said Ken ices, provide HIV testing and
startling statistic - one in 20 dle on the disease.
Vail, executive director of offer supplies such as con-
residents in the nation's capital PreventionWorks!, where doms.
is believed to be infected with Washington also has a high
population of black and gay Jackson works.
HIV, a rate worse than any "Needle exchange is not a
American city and one that residents - groups where the
rate of infection has been high The program, which serves standalone intervention,"
rivals some developing coun- the city's residents through a Hader said. "It's bundled with
tries. historically.
roving Winnebago, survived a lot of wraparound services."
Still, one statistic has particu- during the congressional ban
But there is reason for opti- mostly on private donations. On a recent day, about a dozen
mism, officials say. larly frustrated D.C. officials:
More than one in five of drug users lined up outside the
Washington's HIV cases were During that time, PreventionWorks!
Congress lifted a decade-long PreventionWorks! was able to Winnebago to trade in dirty
ban in December prohibiting transmitted through intra-
venous drug use, according to reach roughly 2,000 of needles. Most were unem-
D.C. from using local tax dol- Washington's intravenous ployed men in their 40s and
lars to support needle- a report released last year by
the city's HIV/AIDS drug users annually, Vail said. 50s. Some were rail-thin, and
exchange programs. Critical He is hoping to double that others had arms covered in
funds are now starting to Administration.
number now that D.C. has pockmarks from years of drug
reach these groups, allowing agreed to give abuse.
them to increase outreach Needle exchanges are being
used in 36 states, D.C. and PreventionWorks! about
As they stepped inside,
Jackson sat at a computer and
typed in data while his col-
Experts Believe in Adult Stem Cells league, Hazel Smith, handed
out syringes - "blues" and
"apples" for those who have
been injecting drugs for short-
(NU) - In America, the term Worldwide Center for Adult Visudarom, M.D., co-founded er periods and "groins" for
"stem cells" is automatically Stem Cell Education LLC the Minneapolis Heart longtime addicts whose veins
associated with "embryonic (WCASCE) to help Institute before going to are badly damaged.
stem cells," the cells that scien- Americans locate and use Thailand, where he treated
tists can only extract by adult stem cell treatment cen- over 100 end-stage heart
destroying a human embryo. ters. Through Margolis's Web patients with adult stem cells.
But while American politi- s i t e ,
cians, scientists and religious http://donmargolis.com/treat- Carlos Lima, M.D., is a
leaders debate moral issues, ment.php, people can search a ground-breaking neuropathol-
the rest of the world uses adult list of treatment centers for ogist who developed an adult
stem cells to treat, and heal over 100 different diseases. stem cell treatment that helps
patients. regrow nerves in parapalegics.
Adult stem cells exist in every Margolis writes on his Web He works in Portugal.
human being's tissues, where site, "Americans need to know
they help regrow skin, muscle that that they can receive Zannos G. Grekos, M.D.,
and nerve cells. Scientists can immediate, life-changing treat- uses adult stem cells to treat
extract adult stem cells from ments for congestive heart fail- people with heart and periph-
patients, then multiply the ure, sickle-cell anemia, multi- eral vascular diseases in the
cells in labs. When the cells are ple sclerosis, spinal cord injury Dominican Republic.
injected back into a patient, and many other diseases -; as "The adult stem cell research
they help grow healthy tissues. long as they search outside of and medical treatments have
In countries including the the U.S." been done." says Margolis.
U.K., Thailand, China, Israel "Americans simply need to
and Argentina, adult stem Adult stem cell treatments access the same technologies
cells have successfully treated can be very beneficial. The that already save lives across
patients with everything from WCASCE's Scientific the globe."
Hodgkin's lymphoma to bro- Advisory Board contains
ken bones. expert physicians who have For more information, visit
used adult stem cell treat- www.adultstemcelleduca-
Don Margolis created the ments. Its Chairman, Kittipan tion.com .

When a Loved One Needs Long-Term Care


by Michael Raab, MD Most assisted-living facilities become more impaired, but
have on-site staff who can others require residents to
Robert Wood Johnson School assist with medications and
of Medicine move when they become too
are available 24 hours a day for dependent.
It may be the most difficult problems that come up. They
decision you ever have to either have on-site care, or they
make. A spouse, parent, or Subacute care units are
contract agencies that can pro- designed for a patient's contin-
other family member can no vide personal attendants, nurs-
longer live independently, and ued treatment in a setting
es, and physical and occupa- where the intensity of care is
the care needed to enable her tional therapists on an as-need-
or him to remain at home is less than that in a hospital set-
ed basis. Often they provide ting, but still provides continu-
not available. This may be a congregate meals and a num-
temporary situation, which ous registered nurse supervi-
ber of social activities. Most sion. An example would be the
can frequently follow an acute residents of assisted-living
illness, hospitalization, or need for extended intravenous
facilities are able to perform antibiotic therapy for some
injury. It may be necessary their own self-care activities
when usual caregivers are types of infections. The devel-
like dressing, bathing, and eat- opment of subacute care has
drawn away by an emergency ing. Some facilities are either
or simply need to get away for been driven largely by atten-
contiguous with, or have tion to cost containment and
a break. Or it may be necessary arrangements with facilities
on a long-term basis when the the desire to limit extremely
that provide higher levels of expensive hospital care.
loved one declines physically care should the resident
or mentally.

Types of Care

The array of care facilities now


available can be very confus-
ing. Choosing the right one
depends on the level of care
needed, and on doing a good
job of investigating the possi-
bilities.

Assisted-living facilities, per-


sonal-care homes, and retire-
ment communities are all
names of facilities that provide
for people who are nearly inde-
pendent, but for reasons of
either mild physical or mental
impairment, need some help
with tasks like cooking, house-
cleaning, or shopping.
8- October 1, 2008 The Chronicle

Arsenio Hall to Host TV One Mini Series


SILVER SPRING, Md.,PRNewswire -- Beginning Sunday, Nov.
9, TV One will premiere an original, five-hour special chronicling
the unforgettable moments, cultural movements and personal
achievement that have advanced the black race and helped change
the course of American history over the past century in The
Blacklist: 100 Greatest Power Moves. Arsenio Hall, the ground-
breaking television host who literally changed the face of late-night
television, will host the special, which will air over five consecutive
nights, covering 20 Power Moves each night, culminating with the
top 20 -- and the #1 moment -- on Thursday, November 13.

With a unique blend of reverence, "tell it like it is" attitude and a lit-
tle bit of humor, this highly entertaining series promises to give a his-
torical perspective, as well as an inspirational walk through of the
best and most celebrated moments of the African-American experi- Arsenio Hall
ence. The Power Moves will be presented with a fast-paced display
of memorable imagery, the most-up-to-date graphic technology and soulful music, transporting the
viewer to times and places that should never be forgotten.

Heffner Still Wants Lil’ Kim in ‘Playboy’


Dressed in a leopard print bra and panty set and flimsy feathered robe,
Lil Kim broke molds and set standards (at the time) for female rappers
back when she released the now infamously sexy promotional poster
for her debut album “Hardcore.” Word on the street is that the game’s
littlest femcee is now taking it back to her roots with an alleged deal to
pose nude for Playboy.

“I am willing to shell out any amount for Kim,” Hugh Hefner report-
edly said. “I’ve been trying to her her to do it for years!”

According to reports, Kim was supposed to flick it up for the magazine


a few years ago but declined Hef’s offer because of her “religious
beliefs.”
Lil’ Kim
A source close to Kim, however, is saying “the only reason why she
declined it at the time was because the money was not enough, this time the money is right.”

At press time, Kim had issued no comment on the deal.

Rihanna and Brown Moving In?


According to an insider
Rihanna has been searching for
a condo in the Los Angeles area
since early July to share with
Chris and has checked out
units in Beverly Hills’ Sierra
Tower. Rihanna’s so serious
about finding them a new home
that she has new listings e-
mailed to her even when she’s
out of town. “She and Chris
want to live together,” says the
insider. “They play their music
loud though, so they want a
condo that’s soundproof.”
Rihanna and Chris Brown

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REGISTER TO VOTE BY OCT. 4-A CALL TO ACTION


must be on deck. prison resulting from a convic- economy, housing, education,
By Prof. Damon L. Fordham tion of a crime In Charleston County, you and race relations. When your This is so important that I
IF YOU HAVE BEEN TO may call 744-8683 for informa- children come home from urge you to take this message
Most people are aware that JAIL -Have never been convicted of tion on where and how you school that day and ask, “Why wherever you can. Read this to
on November 4, 2008, Barack a felony or offense against the may register and for further did Obama lose?” YOU will people who cannot read (you
Obama will face John McCain There is a lot of misinforma- election laws OR if previously details on how to regain your have to explain to them and may vote if you are illiterate).
in the election for President of tion about whether a person convicted, have served the vote if you have committed a look in the mirror to realize Go to the barbershops, beauty
the United States, but there who has been to jail is able to entire sentence, including pro- felony. In Dorchester County, that YOU are to blame for one parlors, pool halls, juke joints,
are some factors involved with vote. This varies from state to bation or parole, or have the number is 563-0132 or 832- of our greatest opportunities street corners, society meet-
this that are not getting the state, but I checked with the received a pardon for the con- 0132 and in Berkeley County, in history to make a positive ings, crab cracks, churches,
attention that they deserve. South Carolina Department viction. it is 719-4056. change was missed. mosques, and schools and
For one thing, people who of Voter Registration. It states In other words, if you have spread the word to register to
wish to vote but are not well that in South Carolina, a voter been to jail on a misdemeanor, IF YOU FAIL TO REGIS- But if you register and vote vote before October 4 and
informed about politics should must- you could still vote as long as TER AND VOTE and he wins, not only should vote on November 4. The
know that if they want to vote you are not presently in jail. the situation of our country future of yourselves, your chil-
in this election in South -Be a United States citizen But if you have committed a On the morning of improve, but the lie that we as dren, your people, and your
Carolina, they MUST be reg- (born in the United States or felony (armed robberies, mur- November 5, 2008 after the a people are good at all things country has TOO MUCH to
istered to vote BY OCTO- territories or sworn in as a citi- ders, rapes, etc.) you have to election, what if John McCain with the body and nothing lose if you do not!
BER 4, 2008. zen). have completed your sentence, wins, Barack Obama loses, with the mind will finally be Damon L. Fordham is an
probation, and/or parole or and you did not register to destroyed for our children. adjunct professor of history at
As I write this, Senators -Be at least eighteen years old have received a pardon. The vote? By now everyone knows You can tell them with pride Springfield College in
McCain and Obama are on or before the next election numbers that I am about to where they stand on the issues. that YOU helped to make that Charleston and the author of
EVENLY TIED in the polls. give you for voter registration It will be on YOUR con- change! True Stories of Black South
In other words, this election -Be a resident of South may give you further details. science that a good and intelli- Carolina.
can go either way. Carolina, this county and gent man will have missed his TELL EVERYONE YOU He may be reached at
Additionally, EIGHT MIL- precinct. HOW TO REGISTER chance to change our nation CAN Damonfordham@yahoo.com
LION eligible African- for the better in regard to the
Americans are currently -Not be under a court order
unregistered to vote. These
people can make all the differ-
ence over who will become the
declaring you mentally incom-
petent (extreme mental ill- Class of 1967 Burke Alumni Dr. Paul Brown Presides
ness).
next president and all hands -Not be confined in any public Over The American Medical Technologists
Dr. Paul C. Brown, MT Laboratory Consultants cre- Among many degrees
(AMT), a graduate of Burke dentials. earned, Dr. Brown has
(NOTE: The following is a public service of The High School Class of 1967, Doctor of Ministry from
Chronicle, since The Charleston County Election was recently elected as Among his civic involvement, Andersonville Theological
President of the American Dr. Brown has been instru- Seminary, Master in Ministry
Commission deem it fitting that our readers have no Medical Technologists mental in organizing two stu- and Biblical Studies from
interest in Amendments.) (AMT) during its 70” dent chapters for Medical Birmingham Theological
National Meeting and Assistants and Medical Seminary, a Bachelor of
Educational Program held in Administrative Specialist. Science from University of
The following Statewide Constitutional Providence, Rhode Island. These chapters are located at Maryland, and an Associate in
Amendments will be placed on the ballot: This is an historical event as he Virginia College in Mobile Applied Science Medical
is the first Afro-American to and Montgomery. Alabama. It Laboratory Technology from
hold the position as president affords upcoming Allied the Community College of the
1. Must Section 33, Article III of the Constitution of this State in this premier accrediting Health Professionals the
be amended so as to delete the provision that no unmarried Air Force. He has served 26
organization for Allied Health opportunity to work together years in the United States Air
woman shall legally consent to sexual intercourse who shall not Professionals. in a team-oriented environ- Force.
have attained the age of fourteen years? ment.
Presiding at the helm, Dr. Dr. Paul C. Brown
Brown leads this prestigious He has spearheaded numer- I swear to the Lord
Explanation of Above: organization whose member- ous mayoral and gubernatorial I still can't see
ship totals wells over 42,000 Technologists, Laboratory proclamations as laboratory Why Democracy means
This amendment deletes the section of the Constitution which ,members worldwide. AMT Technicians, Medical technologists and medical
Assistants, Medical assistants are recognized Everybody but me.
says an unmarried woman must be fourteen years old or older in credentials clinical laboratory
professionals in seven disci- Administrative Specialist. annually. ~Langston Hughes, The
order to consent to sexual intercourse. Deleting this section plines: Medical AMT also offers Allied Health
would allow the state legislature to set the age of consent. instructors and Clinical Black Man Speaks
Currently, the state legislature has the age of consent set at six-
teen for most cases.

A “yes” vote would delete the section from the Constitution and
let the state legislature set the age of consent.

A “no” vote would leave the section of the Constitution in place.

2. Must Section 16, Article X of the Constitution of this State


relating to benefits and funding of public employee pension
plans in this State and the investments allowed for funds of the
various state operated retirement systems be amended so as to
provide that the funds of any trust fund established by law for
the funding of post employment benefits for state employees and
public school teachers may be invested and reinvested in equity
securities subject to the same limitations on such investments
applicable for the funds of the various state operated retirement
systems?

Explanation of above:

“Post-employment benefits” are benefits, mainly health insur-


ance, provided to eligible state government and school district
retirees. To comply with a change in accounting standards, the
state has created trust funds to pay for these post-employment
benefits. This amendment relates to how the money in these
trust funds may be invested.

A “yes” vote would give the state government the option to invest
these funds in equity securities (stocks).

A “no” vote would mean that state government is not allowed to


invest these funds in any kind of equity securities (stocks).

3. Must Section 16, Article X of the Constitution of this State


relating to benefits and funding of public employee pension
plans in this State and the investments allowed for funds of the
various state operated retirement systems be amended so as to
provide that the funds of any political subdivision of this State
that have been set aside for the funding of post employment ben-
efits for the political subdivision’s employees, including those
invested in independent trusts established for that purpose, may
be invested or reinvested in equity securities of the type permit-
ted for investment by the various state operated retirement sys-
tems, as provided for by the General Assembly?

Explanation of above:

This amendment is the same as Amendment 2 except it applies


to local governments’ post-employment benefits (instead of the
state government’s post-employment benefits).

The time is always right to do


what is right.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
2b-October 1, 2008 The Chronicle

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Week of 10/01/08 thru 10/07/08
the registration form before
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Special to the NNPA from the Corporate, community part-

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text messages encouraging
Saturday, October 4th for the first time. them to vote,” Jealous said.
& Sunday, October 5th Many of those new voters will “That’s the whole thrust of this
be young African-Americans, effort — registering your
While Supplies Last casting ballots in their first friends to vote. The NAACP
presidential election. has had a history of transform-
To facilitate and encourage ing this country and we will
those potential voters, new transform the electoral
NAACP president Benjamin process. We can do it by regis-
Todd Jealous unveiled an tering every last voter, verify-
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weaned on the technology of every last voter and ensuring
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BAW Film Review: Spike Lee’s ‘Miracle at St. Anna’ Tells the Story That Must Be Told
By: Esther Iverem, scores of black veterans who of story lines makes the film country boy -- “the biggest
SeeingBlack.com find themselves absent from feel choppy. It is possible to Negro you have ever seen in
most accounts of the so-called lose track of the miracle amid your life” -- Lee has matured as
Somebody has to tell the story. “greatest generation.” such tragedy. And some of a filmmaker, and the charac-
Negron’s mumblings and cir- ters in “Miracle at St. Anna”
There is a moment early in And this absence has not gone cumstances, on which we are not the stark archetypes in
Spike Lee’s latest joint, unnoticed by Lee, who uses a must build to solve the mys- films such as “Do the Right
“Miracle at St. Anna,” when an novel and screenplay by James tery, are not easily understood. Thing,” “Jungle Fever,” or his
elderly black man, Hector McBride to tell the story of the other male ensemble cast film,
Negron, peers at an old World all-black 92nd Division sta- On the other hand, one seam- “Get on the Bus.” In “Miracle
War II flick on television star- tioned in Tuscany, Italy dur- less thread throughout is at St. Anna,” Negron func-
ring John Wayne. Then, ing 1944. The story is told as a Terence Blanchard’s signature tions almost as the Unknown
almost inaudibly, Negron murder mystery, with Negron jazz soundtrack, which offers, Soldier or, more exactly, the
mumbles to himself about how at its center and the long-ago literally, a whole different Unknown Black Soldier.
black soldiers were over there war as a vivid flashback. rhythm and atmosphere to
too -- and how “we fought too.” scenes of war. Similarly, the And someone must tell his
The introduction of black sol- ensemble cast, including story.
The scene, quiet and fleeting diers onto the battlefield Derek Luke, Michael Ealy,
compared to visceral scenes of changes the film conversation Omar Benson Miller and Laz ---
war, is a reminder that and narrative about war. In Matteo Sciabordi, Omar Benson Miller, Michael Ealy, Derek Alonzo, works like a well-oiled
“Miracle at St. Anna” is, first “Miracle at St. Anna,” there are Luke and Laz Alonso in Touchstone Pictures ‘Miracle at St. machine and transports us to Esther Iverem is founder of
and foremost, a longed-for big scenarios when black soldiers Anna’ another time when young men SeeingBlack.com and author
screen production about are betrayed and fired upon by -- teenagers and those in their of "We Gotta Have It: Twenty
African-American men who their own white captain. The spirituality and a belief in the
Lee obviously has a lot to say, supernatural exists with lust early 20s -- gave their lives in Years of Seeing Black at the
fought during World War II. portrayal of overt racism faced battle. Movies, 1986-2006." She will
How black soldiers have been and he packs plenty into two and moments of comedy.
abroad and at home by black be discussing black culture
missing in action, particularly and a half hours. Death and
U.S. soldiers depicts a com- Though Ealy plays the part of and criticism Sunday, Sept. 28
in flicks about the “good war,” destruction live side-by-side While this complex mix of
plex and painful history that the pretty boy womanizer, and at the Baltimore Book
has not gone unnoticed by with the gentleness required emotions does not seem out of
these veterans do not forget. Miller plays the big and slow Festival."
to care for a child. Conspiracy, place, sometimes the overload

Watching Baseball REGISTER


has made sure that every- ball in our urban areas.
By Bill Fletcher Jr. one knows it!).
to this argument since foot-
ball and basketball games
are also quite expensive.
This might include cam-
paigns to keep and/or
We do not lack for Black
baseball heroes, whether BY
The Cape Cod Baseball from years past, such as
As I have written else- rebuild sandlot fields in
League where, the Major League
Baseball owners have
Yet, baseball was always a
working person’s sport, at
least until the early 1970s,
our communities, along
with active local business
Satchel Paige — or today,
such as Derek Jeter. OCTOBER
The Cape Cod Baseball given little attention to support for Little League
and was reasonably priced.
League is a well-respected
association in which young
promoting baseball among
African Americans.
That has changed dramati-
cally, such that a family of
and school teams.
What we lack is a sense
that they are currently rele-
vant to the Black American
4
baseball players from This sort of commitment,
four going to a game can
around the country, many
of who are in college, com-
They are anxious to recruit
players from Latin
end up forking over more
than $100.
however, will only happen
if there is pressure from
experience and that base-
ball is anything more than
a sport whose glory – for us
IN ORDER
pete during the summer. American teams, often rob- within Black America for – has been lost.
From this league emerge
players who will often tran-
bing the home countries of
their key baseball stars, but
There may be no way to
reverse these trends short
change.
If that is the conclusion, it
TO
sition into Major League investing in African In order for that to happen,
of a significant commit- is a sad one indeed.
Baseball.

Yet, watching a game


American players is sec-
ondary at best.
ment by the Major League
Baseball owners, and, sec-
we must be reminded of
the key role that baseball Bill Fletcher Jr. loves base-
CAST
ondarily, the Major played in our own history, ball. He is the former pres-
between teams
Harwich and Yarmouth-
from

Dennis, one would have no


The matter of Black sup-
port for baseball certainly
League Baseball Players
Association (the labor
going back to the earliest
years of baseball, through
ident of TransAfrica
Forum and can be reached
YOUR
must also be tied to the ris- union of the players) taking the period of the Negro at papaq54@hotmail.com.
sense that Black people
had any significant involve-
ment with the sport of
ing costs of baseball
games, but there is a limit
pro-active steps to encour-
age a new interest in base-
Leagues, and into the era
of integrated baseball. VOTE
baseball.

I had the opportunity to


watch most of a game
recently between these two
teams (there are several
teams in the Cape Cod
League). What struck me
WE’RE
ROLLING OUT
was that, as best as my wife
and I could tell, each team
had one Black face on it.
We kept looking and look-

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ing, but that seemed to be
it.

The second striking thing


was that, again as far as we
could tell, we were the only
Black faces in an audience
that numbered several hun-
dred people. This entire
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It is important to be clear
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largely from Latin
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One can see this at the


high school level as well.
By way of example, in my
IGA
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a predominantly African (A Member of the Independent Grocers Association)
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Census Center is seeking qual- Partnership Specialist posi- Posting for Partnership Charlotte Regional Census
JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK PLAYGROUND RENO- ified applicants to fill more tions, the Census Bureau Specialist positions are avail- Center will be seeking about
VATIONS AND THE PALMETTO ISLANDS COUNTY PARK than forty Partnership seeks applicants who have pro- able at 75,000 applicants in our five-
PLAYGROUND RENOVATIONS Specialist positions in fessional and/ or volunteer www.census.gov/rocha/www state region to help build
Kentucky, North Carolina, experience developing part- or www.usajobs.com begin- address lists in pre-census
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission South Carolina, Tennessee, nerships in African American, ning September 24, 2008. To operations. The Census
(CCPRC) is seeking bids for two separate playground proj- and Virginia. Hispanic/Latino, Mexican, receive consideration, an Bureau will use the address
ects, one at the James Island County Park and the other at Partnership Specialists are Native American, Asian and applicant deadline specified in lists to mail out 2010 Census
the Palmetto Islands County Park. Work on both projects charged with development other minority communities the Recruiting Bulletin. this questionnaires. Posting for
include, but are not limited to, the demolition and relocating partnerships with local, state and cultures. Specific cultural includes written responses to these positions will be avail-
of existing playground equipment, installation of new play- and tribal governments, as and /or language require- all questions and evaluation able at
ground equipment and surfacing. For more information on well as community and faith- ments(for example, proficiency criteria shown in the www.census.gov/rocha/www
obtaining the bid documents for each of these projects, based entities, schools, busi- in Spanish) are noted in the Recruiting Bulletin. in November 2008.
please visit CCPRC’s website HYPERLINK nesses, media and grasssroots Recruiting Bulletins (job Moreover, from fall 2008
"http://www.ccprc.com" www.ccprc.com or by calling Ms.
Lynda Abram, Contract Coordinator, 843-762-8081.
CP0410C1 INVITATION FOR CONSTRUCTION BIDS
By: CHARLESTON COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING
Mr. Tom O’Rourke, Executive Director APPEALS The City of Charleston Department of Parks is soliciting bids from
PUBLIC HEARINGS interested marine contractors for CP0410C1: Milton P. Demetre
CHARLESTON COUNTY PARK AND Park Public Pier and Floating Dock. The project scope includes:
RECREATION COMMISSION the construction of a 190’ pier with a 20’x 20’ pierhead and the
The following cases will be heard by the Charleston installation of a 40’ floating dock at Milton P. Demetre Park (for-
County Board of Zoning Appeals at their regularly sched- merly known as Sunrise Park) on James Island, SC. The budget
uled meeting on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. in range is $ 400,000-$ 450,000.
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Room B249, Lonnie
INVITATION FOR BID Hamilton III, Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Bid Documents will be available on or after Tuesday September
Drive, North Charleston, SC. This hearing is open to the 9th, 2008 from Charleston Blueprint Co. 90 Brigade St.
Solicitation Number: 08-B026B Waste Container Services public. Inquiries should be directed to the Planning Charleston, SC 29403. There is a $ 35.00 non-refundable charge
for these plans. Checks shall be payable to Charleston Blueprint.
Department (843-202-7200) referencing the case number. Plans may be examined at the Department of Parks office at 823
Meeting Street. All questions can be referred to: Mr. Kevin
The City of Charleston is accepting Invitation for Bid for CASE#: 2061-V Variance request for the removal of a 25” Turner, Collins Engineering Inc. 843-763-1576.
Waste Container Services. The City will receive bids until Diameter Breast Height Grand Beech tree on property
located at 1140 Idbury Lane, St. Andrews (TMS# 286-13- A Mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on site at Milton P.
October 28, 2008 @ 11:00 a.m. at 288 Meeting Street, Demetre Park, Wampler Drive, on James Island, SC 29422 at
00-214)
Suite 310 Charleston, SC. 10:00 AM on Thursday September 18th, 2008.
CASE#: 2062-V Variance request for the encroachment of
Bids will be due on Thursday October 2nd, 2008 at 2:00 PM.
a (6’ x 17’) section of a proposed deck into the required 35’
The solicitation will be available upon request and may be OCRM Critical Line setback on property located at 837 Interested parties please contact Ross Eastwood, Project
obtained by submitting a written request to: Robin D. Colony Dr, St. Andrews (TMS# 418-15-00-011) Manager at 843-579-7552 or Eastwoodr@ci.charleston.sc.us.
Barrett, CPPB by fax (843-720-3872), by phone (Carin
McCrae, 843-724-7312) or mailing to the above CASE#: 2063-V Variance request for the reduction of the
address. You may also obtain a copy of the solicitation by required 50’ OCRM Critical Line setback by 9’ to 41’ for a
going to our website: www.charlestoncity.info and then
proposed screened porch and deck addition on property CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL
located at 2071 Sunny Point Rd, Wadmalaw Island (TMS# PUBLIC HEARING:
click on the Bidline link. 134-00-00-019)
UPDATE OF THE CHARLESTON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
CASE#: 2389-E Special Exception request for establish-
ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES
All persons having claims against the following ment of a restaurant and bar that sells alcoholic beverages
on property located at 2867 Maybank Highway, Johns CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL HAS SCHEDULED A
estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the PUBLIC HEARING IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS FOR
Personal Representative indicated below and also file sub- Island (TMS# 313-00-00-134)
ject claims on Form #371PC with Irv Condon, Probate OCTOBER 7, 2008, 5:30 p.m., AT THE LONNIE HAMIL-
Judge of Charleston County, 84 Broad Street, Charleston, TON, III PUBLIC SERVICES BUILDING, 4045 BRIDGE
S.C. 29401 before the expiration of 8 months after the date VIEW DRIVE, NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLI-
of the first publication on his Notice to Creditors or else MAINTENANCE MECHANIC NA, TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS CONCERNING THE
thereafter such claims shall be and are forever barred. TEN-YEAR UPDATE OF THE CHARLESTON COUNTY
Estate of: MOLLIE T. SMITH The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston is current-
2008-ES-10-1004 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.
DOD: 8/22/07 ly accepting applications for the position of Mechanic at our
Pers. Rep: MICHAEL L. SMITH Office of Special Housing Needs. Applications will be This notice is being made in accordance with Section 6-29-
1852 CHESSHIRE DR. accepted until the position is filled. 530 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina. If you require
CHARLESTON, SC 29412 further information, please contact the Charleston County
******************************************************************* Planning Department, (843) 202-7200 during regular work-
ESTATE of: BERNIE E. POWELL This position is responsible for performing semiskilled
ing hours, 8:30 - 5:00 daily except Saturday, Sundays, and
2008-ES-10-1011 maintenance on building, grounds and equipment that
DOD: 10/15/06 holidays, or e-mail us at publicinfo@charlestoncounty.org
includes duties in carpentry, plumbing, refrigeration, paint-
Pers. Rep: ARTHURINE RIVERS ing, heating, and/or mechanical or electrical repair.
117 BELLPOINT LN.
DANIEL ISLAND, SC 29492 Operates related automotive and power equipment. LENGTHY PRESENTATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED
Performs basic supervisory duties. IN WRITING PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

Minimum qualifications: HS Diploma or GED supplement- Beverly T. Craven


ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES ed by two to three years of semiskilled and unskilled tasks
All persons having claims against the following estates Clerk of Council
are required to deliver or mail their claims to the Personal
such as carpentry, electricity, heating, and plumbing, or an
Representative indicated below and also file subject claims on equivalent combination of education, training and experi-
Form #371PC with Irv Condon, Probate Judge of Charleston ence that provides the required knowledge, skills and abil- ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES
County, 84 Broad Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401, before the ities. Must have the ability to perform responsible craftwork All persons having claims against the following
expiration of 8 months after the date of the first publication of this estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the
Notice to Creditors, or else thereafter such claims shall be and at the journeyman level. Must possess a valid state dri-
ver's license. Personal Representative indicated below and also file sub-
are forever barred. ject claims on Form #371PC with Irv Condon, Probate
Judge of Charleston County, 84 Broad Street, Charleston,
Estate of: EMILY PEARL MACK The Housing Authority offers a great benefit package, S.C. 29401, before the expiration of 8 months after the
2008-ES?10?1190 date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors, or
DOD: 10/26/06 which includes:
else thereafter such claims shall be and are forever barred.
Pers. Rep: ANDERSON MACK, SR. Free medical and dental insurance
2192 BIRD NEST RD., WADMALAW ISLAND, Flexible schedule Estate of: DEXTER KEYES
SC 29487 Generous holidays and paid time off 2008-ES?10?0821
Atty: CHARLES S. GOLDBERG, ESQ. DOD: 04/23/08
PO BOX 9, CHARLESTON, SC 29402-0009 State retirement plan, 401(k), and 457
Pers. Rep: DEVANTE ALSTON
************************************************************************* Free life insurance 806 MINNIE ST., CHARLESTON, SC
* Short-term disability, and more. 29407
Estate of: MARTHA S. PERONNEAU Atty: CHARLES S. GOLDBERG, ESQ.
2008-ES?10?1203 PO BOX 9, CHARLESTON, SC 29402-
DOD: 01/05/05 0009
Pers. Rep: JAMET P. ROSS The starting salary for this position is $12.08/hour. ******************************************************************
14119 MT. PLEASANT DR., WOODBRIDGE, Estate of: GEORGE JUNIOR WARD
VA 22191 2008-ES?10?0823
Atty: DANIEL E. MARTIN, JR., ESQ. This position will require a background investigation, drug
screen and physical at our expense. DOD: 12/14/07
61 MORRIS ST., CHARLESTON, SC 29403 Pers. Rep: GAIL LEE WARD
************************************************************************ 3115 BONANZA RD., CHARLESTON, SC
The Housing Authority 29414
of the City of Charleston ******************************************************************
550 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Attn.: Human Resource ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES
All persons having claims against the following
estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the
EOE M/F/D/V Personal Representative indicated below and also file sub-
(TDD 843-720-3685) ject claims on Form #371PC with Irv Condon, Probate
Judge of Charleston County, 84 Broad Street, Charleston,
S.C. 29401, before the expiration of 8 months after the
date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors, or
else thereafter such claims shall be and are forever barred.

Estate of: HERBERT HOOVER HOSEY


2008-ES?10?0469
DOD: 02/02/04
Pers. Rep: LOUISE B. HOSEY
PO BOX 71611, CHARLESTON, SC
29415-1611
Atty: ARTHUR C. MCFARLAND, ESQ.
PO BOX 80609, CHARLESTON, SC
29416-0609
******************************************************************
Estate of: DENISE JOHNSON SIMMONS
2008-ES?10?0532
DOD: 03/26/08
Pers. Rep: REV. VERNON SIMMONS
1406 RAINBOW RD., CHARLESTON, SC
29412
Atty: ARTHUR C. MCFARLAND, ESQ.
1847 ASHLEY RIVER RD., SUITE 200,
CHARLESTON, SC 29407
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want the baby mama to stop important. What should I do?


STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SUMMONS - Ask Deanna- playing games hit her with Dennis Memphis
(Quiet Title Action)
COUNTY OF CHARLESTON reverse psychology. The , TN
(Non-Jury)
Dear Deanna! needs to choose between our father should voluntarily start Dear Dennis:
relationship or the baby. spending so much time with You’re doing the right thing by
GEORGIANNA G. HEYWARD, TO THE DEFENDANTS Fed Up St.
ABOVE NAMED: My boyfriend and I have prob- the baby that the mother will avoiding fornication which is a
Plaintiff, YOU ARE lems with his baby mama put- Louis , MO become a little lonely. This sin. It’s not worth it to send
vs. HEREBY SUMMONED and ting their baby in the middle of Dear Fed Up: will slow her up on those your soul to Hell over lust—a
required to answer the our relationship. When we The junk in your trunk isn’t so bogus drop-ins. Don’t force moment of passion with some-
Amended Complaint in this make plans, she brings the good that you can make a man him to choose because you’ll one who isn’t your spouse.
action, a copy of which is here- child over and he baby sits. If pick you over his child. If you come up empty handed and Lead her to the Lord and help
SHIRLEY CARNICKEY, with served upon you, and to the child gets sick she calls him dry as the Grand Canyon . her become saved. God does-
WILLIE HEYWARD, serve a copy of your Answer to
in the middle of the night. The Dear Deanna! n’t want you to be unequally
SR., ALFRED ALLEN CAR- the said Amended Complaint When I met the woman I’m
NICKEY, JOHN DOE,) and upon the subscriber at his final straw came when we STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA yoked so don’t sweat the mar-
office, located at 1847 Ashley planned to go out-of town and with, I wasn’t saved. Now I’ve riage rejection. Pray for her
MARY ROE, being fictitious COUNTY OF CHARLESTON
names used to designate River Road, P.O. Box 80609, she left him a message to get given my life to the Lord and and continue to walk with
the unknown heirs at law dis- Charleston, South Carolina the baby from daycare. We she doesn’t understand why I God so she’ll see your faith and
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF won’t have sex with her. I
tributees, devisees, 29416, within thirty (30) days didn’t see her for two days. He obedience.
legatees, widow, widowers, after the service hereof, exclu- asked her to marry me but she
successors and sive of the day of such service; SHELDON RIVERS said no. I don’t feel as if I can Ask Deanna is written by
assigns, if any, of WILLIAM and, if you fail to answer the STATE OF SOUTH CAROLI- CASE NO: 2008-ES-10- continue this relationship Deanna M. Write Ask
SIMONS, (deceased), Amended Complaint within the NA ) ) IN THE PROBATE 1238 because my salvation is more Deanna!
MOLLY SIMONS a/k/a MILEY time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in COURT COUNTY OF
SIMONS (deceased), DORA this action will apply to the CHARLESTON ) IN RE: ) )
Court for the relief demanded IN THE PROBATE COURT
SIMONS, (deceased), NOTICE ESTATE OF MAR-
REBECCA SIMONS GRA- in said Complaint.
GARET CLARK ) CASE NO.: NOTICE OF HEARING INVITATION FOR BID
HAM, (deceased), LOUISE
SIMONS SMALLS, 06-ES-10-006 ) TO: ALL
HEIRS AND INTERESTED Solicitation Number: 08-B030B Roll Out Waste Containers
(deceased), BERNICE AMENDED LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
SMALLS CARNICKEY, PARTIES: YOU WILL TO:
NOTICE IS HEREBY The City of Charleston is accepting Invitation for Bid for
(deceased), SAMUEL CAR- PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Roll Out Waste Containers. The City will receive bids
NICKEY, (deceased), MARY L. GIVEN that an action has been the above-captioned action
commenced and is now pend- F. RENEE GATERS. until October 30, 2008 @ 11:00 a.m. at 288 Meeting
HEYWARD, (deceased) and was filed in the Probate Court Street, Suite 310 Charleston, SC.
all other persons unknown ing in the Court of Common ESQUIRE, ATTORNEY FRO
Pleas for the County of of the County of Charleston,
claiming by, through or under PETITIONER
them or having or claiming any Charleston, which action was South Carolina on January 3, The solicitation will be available upon request and may be
2007. This action seeks a PO BOX 1015 obtained by submitting a written request to: Robin D.
interest in the real estate brought by the above-named
Plaintiff against the above- determination of heirs of 128 CANNON STREET Barrett, CPPB by fax (843-720-3872), by phone (843-
described in Complaint,
named Defendants to deter- Margaret Clark who died CHARLESTON, SC 29402 724-7312) or mailing to the above address. You may
whether infants, i n c o m p e -
mine the rightful owners of the also obtain a copy of the solicitation by going to our web-
tents, insane persons intestate on November 15,
below described real estate. PETITIONER OR PETITION- site: www.charlestoncity.info and then click on the Bidline
under any other disability, 1987. PLEASE present any
That the link.
and AMERICAN GENERAL claims to the Probate Court ER’S COUNSEL SHALL
FINANCE. premises affected by this CAUSE NOTICE (PUR-
action is located within the for Charleston County, 98
County and State aforesaid Broad Street, Charleston, SC SUANT TO SCPC SECTION INVITATION FOR BID
Defendants.
and is more particularly or to petitioner’s attorney 62-1-401) TO BE GIVEN TO
described as follows: within thirty (30) days of this ALL INTERESTED PER- Solicitation Number: 08-B029B Stage Equipment (Rebid)
IN THE COURT OF COM- publication. PLEASE be SONS OR THEIR ATTOR-
MON PLEAS ALL that certain lot, piece or present at the said hearing if NEYS. AS THE PETITION- The City of Charleston is accepting Invitation for Bid for
parcel of land containing twen- you are an heir or interested ER YOU ARE RESPONSI- Stage Equipment (Rebid). The City will receive bids until
CIVIL CASE NO.: 08-CP-10-797 ty-five acres, more or less, sit- party in the within estate. October 21, 2008 @ 11:00 a.m. at 288 Meeting Street,
uated in Adams Run Township, BLE FOR OBTAINING A
_______________________ Suite 310 Charleston, SC.
County and State aforesaid. COURT REPORTER FOR
AMENDED __________ Anthony B. THE HEARING THAT YOU The solicitation will be available upon request and may be
O’Neill, Sr. 1847 Ashley River HAVE REQUESTED. IF YOU
Road Charleston, SC 29407 obtained by submitting a written request to: Robin D.
NEED MORE THAN TWO Barrett, CPPB by fax (843-720-3872), by phone (843-
(843) 763-3900 * 763-7996 HOURS ON YOUR CASE -
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA tained 25 acres and shown on 724-7312) or mailing to the above address. You may
COUNTY OF CHARLESTON
FAX Attorney for Petitioner
a plat of HICKORY HILL YOU MUST NOTIFY THE also obtain a copy of the solicitation by going to our web-
PLANTATION, made by S. Charleston, S.C. August 2, site: www.charlestoncity.info and then click on the Bidline
CLERK OF COURT IMME-
FRANK REED, Lewis Simmons, as Surveyor, 2008 link.
DIATELY.
Plaintiff, May, 1881. The residual por-
tion is partially shown on a sur-
vey of LOT 49-D, dated DATE OF HEARING: ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES
Vs. OCTOBER 30, 2008 All persons having claims against the following estates
October 6, 1997, and recorded are required to deliver or mail their claims to the Personal
ARTHUR CHOICE, if he is in the RMC Office for Bounded Northwardly by Big TIME: Representative indicated below and also file subject claims on
alive, and JOHN DOE AND Charleston County in Plat Bay, Eastwardly and 1:00 P.M. Form #371PC with Irv Condon, Probate Judge of Charleston
MARY ROE, fictitious names Book EC, Page 851. Southwardly by property now County, 84 Broad Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401, before the expi-
representing the unknown or formerly of Elizabeth La ration of 8 months after the date of the first publication of this
The residual portion of located Probate Court Notice to Creditors, or else thereafter such claims shall be and are
heirs, devisees, distributes, or Roche and Westwardly by land Historic Court House - Third
on the easternmost portion of forever barred.
personal representatives, and now or formerly of Thomas
SARAH DOE AND RICHARD Lot No. 49, but according to Williams, all of which will be Floor -84 Broad Street
Estate of: DAVID N. FLEMING
ROE, fictitious names repre- the subdivided plat aforemen- seen by reference to a plat Charleston, South Carolina 2008-ES?10?1101
senting the unknown minors, tioned it butts and bounds to made by J. D. Taylor, surveyor 29401 DOD: 05/17/99
incompetents, persons in the the North on Pine Log Lane; dated July 30, 1900. DESCRIPTION/SUBJECT Pers. Rep: DONNA FLEMING
military, persons imprisoned, South on lands now or former- 23 BURNT MILLS RD., GOOSE CREEK, SC
ly of Hamilton and West on Lot MATTER: 29445
or persons under any other TMS NO.: 165-00-
49-D; the easternmost line is 00-091 ON PETITIONER’S PETITION **************************************************************************
legal disability of ARTHUR Estate of: THEODORE JAMES COKER
CHOICE, if he is deceased, cut off and show no terminus. FOR DETERMINATION OF
2008-ES?10?1106
and all other unknown persons HEIRS. DOD: 07/17/08
BEING the same property con- AMENED
claiming any right, title, inter- Pers. Rep: AMELIA T. COKER
est, or lien upon the real estate veyed to Frank Reed by deed NOTICE NIS This 29th day of August, 2467 BIRKENHEAD DR., CHARLESTON, SC
which is the subject of this of Katherine L. Hare, Acting 29414
Sheriff of Charleston County 2008. Atty: JUAN W. TOLLEY, ESQ.
action, TO: THE DEFENDANTS
dated June 21, 2001 and Irvin G. Condon, JUDGE OF 184 EAST BAY ST., STE. 201, CHARLESTON,
ABOVE-NAMED: SC 29401
Defendants. recorded in the RMC Office of NOTICE IS HEREBY PROBATE
Charleston County in Book K- **************************************************************************
GIVEN that the Plaintiff has 84 BROAD STREET - THIRD Estate of: DOROTHY FLOWERS
IN THE COURT OF COMMON 377, Page 291; further con- applied to the Court for FLOOR 2008-ES?10?1147
PLEAS veyed to Frank Reed by deed appointment of a suitable per- DOD: 05/09/08
of J. Al Cannon, Sheriff of CHARLESTON, SOUTH
NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT son as Guardian ad Litem for Pers. Rep: CORDELIA LA BOARD
CASE: 08-CP-10-4446 Charleston County, dated June CAROLINA 29401 2127 AMAKER ST., CHARLESTON, SC 29405
all unknown and known
19, 2008 and recorded in the Defendants who may be (843) 958-5030
SUMMONS RMC Office for Charleston **************************************************************************
incompetent, under age, or
(Quiet title action: Equity And County in Book E-663, Page under any other disability, and
Partition by Allotment) 092. said appointment shall become
TO THE DEFENDANTS final unless such Defendants,
ABOVE NAMED: The Tax Map Reference or anyone in their behalf, with-
YOU ARE HEREBY
Number is 312 00 00 008 in thirty (30) days of the service Attention:
of this Notice, shall procure to
SUMMONED and required to Charles S. Goldberg
No. 61 Broad Street, P.O. Box
be appointed a Guardian ad Charleston County Taxpayers
answer the Complaint in this Litem for them.
action, which was filed with the 9
Clerk of Court for Charleston Charleston, South Carolina
County on August 7, 2008 at 29402 AMENDED
3:24 p.m., a copy of which is (843) 720-2800
herewith served upon you, and Attorney for the Plaintiff NOTICE OF FILING Notice of end of Redemption Period for
to serve a copy of your Answer
upon the subscribers, at their Charleston, S.C. TO: THE DEFENDANTS
October 1, 2007
offices at No. 61 Broad Street, July 28, 2008
P.O. Box 9, Charleston, South
ABOVE NAMED:
PLEASE
Delinquent Real Property and Mobile
Carolina, 29402 within thirty
(30) days after the service
NOTICE NISI TAKE NOTICE that the Home Tax Sale
Amended Summons,
thereof, exclusive of the day of TO THE DEFENDANTS: Amended Lis Pendens,
such service; and if you fail to Amended Complaint and
answer the Complaint within TO THE DEFENDANTS Amended Notice Nisi were If your property was sold at the 2007 Charleston County
the time aforesaid judgment by ABOVE NAMED: filed on March 4, 2008 in the
default will be rendered Office of the Clerk of Court of Delinquent Real Estate or Mobile Home Tax Sale and you have
against you for the relief NOTICE IS HEREBY Common Pleas for Charleston
demanded in the Complaint. GIVEN THAT J. Heyward County, South Carolina. not yet redeemed it, please be advised that the redemption
Harvey, 13 State Street, FURTHER
Charles S. Goldberg Attorney, Charleston, SC, has been TAKE NOTICE that Kelvin M.
period ends at:
LLC appointed as Guardian ad Huger, Esquire of 27
No. 61 Broad Street, P.O. Box Litem Nisi in the above entitled Gamecock Avenue, Suite 200,
9 action by Order and that such P.O. Box 80399, Charleston, 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2008
Charleston, South Carolina Order will become absolute S.C. 29416, has been desig-
29402 thirty (30) days after the last nated as Guardian ad Litem for
(843) 720-2800 publication of the Notice of all Defendants who may be
Attorney for the Plaintiff Appointment, herein unless incompetent, under age, or All properties not redeemed by that time will be conveyed to
such of the Defendants as may under any other disability by
Charleston, South Carolina
August 11, 2008
be heirs, devisees, distributes, Order of the Court of Common the successful bidder at the tax sale.
administrators, executors, Pleas of Charleston County,
guardians, and all those per- dated the 21st day of March,
LIS PENDENS sons who may be minors, in 2008 and the said appointment
military service, under any shall become absolute thirty
Only cash, money orders or certified checks will be accepted for payments.
TO THE DEFENDANTS: legal disability, or other per- (30) days after the final publi-
sons claiming by or through, of cation of this Notice, unless
NOTICE IS HEREBY the deceased persons above such Defendants, or anyone in For additional information, contact:
GIVEN THAT an action has named, or someone in their their behalf, shall procure a
been initiated and is pending in
the Court of Common Pleas for
behalf shall in the meantime proper person to be appointed Charleston County Delinquent Tax Department
procure to be appointed as Guardian ad Litem for them
the County and State afore- Guardian ad Litem for them, within (30) days after the final O.T. Wallace County Office Building
said, by the above-named and that such Order is on file in publication of this Notice.
Plaintiff, against the Defendant the Office of the Clerk of Court 101 Meeting Street, Suite 230
above named, and that the for Charleston County,
object of such action is to quiet Charleston County By: Arthur C.
Charleston, SC 29401
the title to the real estate and Courthouse, South Carolina.
to allot by partition described Charles S. Goldberg, Esquire
McFarland
Attorney for Plaintiff
(843) 958-4570
as follows: Attorney for Plaintiff
No. 61 Broad Street, P.O. Box
1847 Ashley River Delinquenttax@charlestoncounty.org
Road, Suite 200
ALL that lot, piece or parcel of 9 P.O. Box 80609
land, situate, lying and being Charleston, South Carolina Charleston, S.C.
Johns Island, Charleston 29401 29416 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
County, South Carolina, con- (843) 720-2800 (843) 763-3900
taining 12.3 acres, more of
less, and is the residual portion
Charleston, South Carolina Charleston, S.C. Monday thru Friday
August 7, 2008 March 21, 2008
of No. 49, which originally con-
6b- October 1, 2008- The Chronicle

SUMMONED and required to


STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATE OF SOUTH answer the Complaint in this LIS PENDENS Weston, South by lands now or for- (30) days of the service of this
CAROLINA action, a copy of which is herewith merly of Joe Simmons and West Notice, shall procure to be appoint-
COUNTY OF CHARLESTON COUNTY OF CHARLESTON served upon you, and to serve a NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by the Wando Tract. The same ed a Guardian ad Litem for them.
ROSETTA S. FRASIER and MIL- copy of your Answer to the said an action has been commenced being one fourth of the Chandler
ROBERT BOCKNEK and DRED SWINTON, Complaint upon the subscriber at and is now pending in the Court of Hill Plantation and left to the said NOTICE OF FILING
ROBIN JACKSON, his office, located at 1847 Ashley Common Pleas for the County of Wiliam German by will of his father,
Plaintiffs, River Road, P.O. Box 80609, Charleston, which action was the late William German. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE
Plaintiffs, Charleston, South Carolina 29416, brought by the above-named NAMED:
vs. within thirty (30) days after the Plaintiffs against the above-named TMS Nos.:615-00-00-113, 615-
vs. service hereof, exclusive of the Defendants to determine the right- 00-00-114 & 615-00-00-020 PLEASE TAKE
JOHNNY HENRY GERMAN, JR., day of such service; and, if you fail ful owners of the below described NOTICE that the Summons,
GENEVA G. ROSS; KATH- WILLIAM GERMAN IV, CHERIE to answer the Complaint within the real estate. NOTICE NISI Complaint, Lis Pendens and
LEEN C. HAYNES; CRISP, PAUL CRISP, LOUISE time aforesaid, the Plaintiffs in this Notice Nisi were filed on July 22,
FONTAINE HAYNES; and ALSTON, VANESSA HANKEL, action will apply to the Court for the That the premises affected by this TO: THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE- 2008 in the Office of the Clerk of
JOHN DOE AND MARY JOHN DOE, AND MARY ROE, relief demanded in said Complaint. action is located within the County NAMED: Court of Common Pleas for
ROE, fictitious names, to rep- being fictitious names used to des- and State aforesaid and is more Charleston County, South
resent the heirs of any of ignate the unknown heirs at law particularly described as follows: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Carolina.
the above named parties who distributees, devisees, legatees,, the Plaintiffs have applied to the
may be deceased and their widow, widowers, successors and STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA All that certain piece, parcel or lot Court for appointment of a suitable FURTHER TAKE
heirs; and RICHARD ROE, a assigns, if any, of WILLIAM GER- COUNTY OF CHARLESTON of land containing then (10) acres person as Guardian ad Litem for all NOTICE that Kelvin M.Huger,
fictitious name to MAN, (deceased), and the follow- situated on the Wando River in unknown and known Defendants Esquire of 27 Gamecock Ave,
represent the interest of any ing deceased individuals: IN RE: THE ESTATE OF Christ Church Parish, County and who may be incompetent, under Suite 200, P.O. Box 80399,
minors, incompetents or CHRISTINA GERMAN ROUSE, State aforesaid and bounded as age, or under any other disability, Charleston, S.C. 29416, has been
disabled persons or those that ESTELLE G. NELSON, MARION MARGARET CLARK follows: North by lands now or for- and said appointent shall become designated as Guardian ad Litem
may be serving in the NELSON, SR., HENRY NELSON, CASE NO: 2007-ES-10-0006 merly of A.R. German, East by final unless such Defendants, or for all Defendants who may be
military; ALONZO NELSON, MARTHA lands now or formerly of James anyone in their behalf, within thirty incompetent, under age, or under
NELSON, CHRISTINA NELSON, IN THE PROBATE COURT any other disability by Order of the
Defendants. WILLIAM NELSON, GEORGE Court of Common Pleas of
GERMAN, JOHN HENRY GER- NOTICE OF HEARING Invitation to Bid Charleston County, dated the 22nd
MAN a/k/a HENRY GERMAN, day of July, 2008 and the said
IN THE COURT OF WILLIAM GERMAN II, JANIE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO: 900 King Street Reroofing Phase I Job #081001 appointment shall become
COMMON PLEAS CRISP, WILLIAM GERMAN III, absoulte thirty(30) days after the
CASE NO: 2008-CP-10-3598 and all other persons unknown DAVID G. INGALLS, The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston will final publication of this Notice,
claiming by, through or under them ESQUIRE, ATTORNEY FOR receive sealed bids on a General Contract for 900 unless such Defendants, or any-
NOTICE OF FILING or having or claiming any interest PETITIONER King Street Reroofing Phase I unitl 2:00 p.m. local one in their behalf, shall procure a
in the real estate described in 409 MAGNOLIA STREET time, on October 28, 2008 at 550 Meeting Street, proper person to be appointed as
Complaint, whether infants, incom- SPARTANBURG, SC 29303 Guardian ad Litem for them within
TO: THE Room 114, Charleston, South Carolina. Bids will be (30) days after the final publication
petents, insane persons under any
DEFENDANT(S) ABOVE- other disability. Defendants. PETITIONER OR PETITION- publicly opened. of this Notice.
NAMED: ER’S COUNSEL SALL
IN THE COURT OF COMMON CAUSE NOTICE (PUR- Copies of the Bidding documents may be obtained Arthur C. McFarland
You are hereby noti- PLEAS SUANT TO SCPC SECTION after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 1847 Ashley River Road, Suite 200
fied that a Summons, CIVIL CASE NO: 08-CP-10-4190 62-1-401) TO BE GIVEN TO the CHA Modernization Office, 545 Meeting Street, P.O. Box 80609
Complaint, and Lis Pendens ALL INTERESTED PER- Charleston, SC 29403. Contact Ed Donnelly at Charleston, SC 29416
were filed with the Clerk of SUMMONS SONS OR THEIR ATTOR- (843) 720-3983. (843) 763-3900
Court for Charleston County (Quiet Title Action) NEYS. AS THE PETITIONER
on June 24, 2008, by Samual (Non-Jury) YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
H. Altman of Derfner, Altman FOR OBTAINING A COURT A voluntary pre-bid confernce will be held at 545
& Wilborn, LLC, Attorneys for TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE REPORTER FOR THE Meeting Street on Tuesday, October 14, 2007 at
the Plaintiffs. NAMED: HEARING THAT YOU HAVE 10:00 a.m.
REQUESTED. IF YOU NEED REGISTER
DERFNER, ALTMAN & WILB YOU ARE HEREBY MORE THAN TWO HOURS The Housing Authority encourages minority owned
ORN, LLC ON YOUR CASE - YOU business to participate in its on-going purchasing BY OCTOBER 4
MUST NOTIFY THE CLERK of goods and services.
BY: Samual H. Altman, P.O OF COURT IMMEDIATELY. IN ORDER
Box 600, Charleston, SC Carolina, 29402, within thirty
29402-0600 (30) days after the service DATE OF HEARING:
CHA reserves the right to wave irregularities and to TO
Phone: (843) 723-9804 hereof, exclusive of the day of NOVEMBER 17, 2008 reject any and all bids.
Fax: (843) 723-7446 such service, and if you fail to TIME: 1:00 P.M. VOTE
do so, judgment by default will Probate Court Donal J. Cameron
Email:
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the relief demanded in the Floor
ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Complaint. 84 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
SUMMONS DERFNER, ALTMAN &
WILBORN, LLC DESCRIPTION/SUBJECT
TO: THE DEFENDANT(S) MATTER:
ABOVE-NAMED: Samuel H. Altman ON PETITIONER’S PETI-
575 King Street TION FOR DETERMINATION
YOU ARE HEREBY SUM- Post Office Box 600 OF HEIRS.
MONED and required to Charleston, South Carolina
answer the Complaint filed in 29402 The 16th day of September,
this action, a copy of which is (843) 723-9804; Fax (843) 2008.
herewith served upon you, and 723-7446
to serve a copy of your Reply Irvin G. Condon,
on the Plaintiff or its attorneys, ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF JUDGE OF PROBATE
Samuel H. Altman, Derfner, 84 BROAD STREET - THIRD
Altman & Wilborn, LLC, Post June 23, 2008 FLOOR CHARLESTON, SC
Office Box 600, 575 King Charleston, South Carolina 29401
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEING the same property con- ACREAGE & FARMS FOR Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. 0N -FREE information: 1-800- your gain. $229,900. Call 866-
COUNTY OF CHARLESTON veyed to Virginia Roper, Morris SALE Newspaper Network at 1-888- 578-1363, Ext. 300-N. 383-3915.
ANN ROPER WHITE, Roper and James Roper by
deed of Katie S. Roper date 727-7377.
July 9, 1985 and recorded in Pre-Construction Grand FINANCIAL SERVICES Land Sale! Florida- 138 acres!
Plaintiff, Opening Land Sale less than Georgia- 23 acres! South
the R.M.C. Office for AUTOMOBILES
vs. Charleston County in Deed two hours from Atlanta. We offer unsecured loans from Carolina- 30 acres! 41,000
Book __ at Page __. Saturday, October 11th. Lake $250-$2000 and rent/mort- Total acres! Maps & data on
Donate Your Vehicle, receive
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MORRIS ROPER, deceased, TMS NO.: 334-12-00-025
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County of Charleston, State of Free towing, tax deductible,
ROPER, deceased, BESSIE NISHED non-runners accepted, 1-888-
ROPER, NAOMI ROPER South Carolina, and being
shown as owned by the Estate 468-5964. HELP WANTED ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
WASHINGTON, VIOLA
ROPER RICHARDSON, HER- of Lucy Roper on a survey by A HUD Home 5 bd. 2 ba! Only from home. *Medical,
MAN ROPER, ARTHUR W.L. Gaillard, Surveyor, dated $200/mo. Or $21,470! 5% dn, PART TIME CAREERS Local *Business, *Paralegal,
February 2, 1966, and said to BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
ROPER, DECEASED, ALICE 20 yrs @ 8%. This Home or Federal government *Computers, *Criminal justice.
ROPER WILLIAMS, contain three and five-tenths
(3.5) acres. MEASURING Won’t Last! For Listings Call ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE. employees, age 18-38, with at Job placement assistance.
DECEASED, JAMES ROPER,
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DEAS, ANN ROPER, northern line seventy-five Your own local candy route. ence, you may qualify for one Aid if qualified. Call 866-858-
ALPHONSO WHITE, (75.0) feet; on the eastern line of the following career fields: 2121 www.CenturaOnline.com
one thousand nine hundred Includes 30 Machines and
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ROPER, DECEASED, thirty (1,930.0) feet; on the
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EDWARD DAVIS, MORRIS
ROPER, JR., ARLICE twenty-five (125.0) feet; and on dn, 20 yrs @ 8.5% APR! Buy Electronics, Medical/Dental, AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train
ROPER, ALPHONSO ROPER, the southern line seventy-nine Foreclosures! For Listings 800- Law Enforcement, Supply and for high paying Aviation
(79.0); and on the western line COMPUTERS
ANTHONY ROPER, ALAN 508-8176 ext. 1223. more! Prior service or not, for Maintenance Career. FAA
ROPER, ANWAR ROPER, one thousand nine hundred
sixty (1.960.0) feet be all the A NEW COMPUTER NOW!!! more information: approved program. Financial
ALIA ROPER, SALEEMAH
ROPER, AQUILA ROPER, said dimensions a little more or AUCTIONS/SHOWS Brand name laptops & desk- www.navyreserve.com or call: aid if qualified- Job placement
ZAHIR ROPER, TARIQ less. BUTTING AND BOUND- tops. Bad or NO credit- No 1-800-662-7231. assistance. CALL Aviation
ROPER, TYNISHA ROPER, ING to the north on property of Institute of Maintenance (888)
persons not mentioned on said Problem. Smallest weekly pay-
IVORY ROPER, MAURICE ANNOUNCE YOUR AUCTION ments avail. It’s yours NOW - HELP WANTED – DRIVERS 349-5387.
ROPER, SHAMIRA ROPER, plat; to the east on property,
now or formerly, of Thomas IN 102 S.C. newspapers for Call NOW 800-805-1525.
GREGORY ROPER, THERE-
SA ROPER, SHAKIYA Prioleau; to the south on prop- only $360. Your 25-word clas- DRIVERS-CALL ASAP! $$ A NEW COMPUTER NOW!!!
ROPER, JALESSA ROPER, erty, now or formerly, of sified ad will reach more than Sign-On Bonus $$ 35-41cpm. Brand name laptops & desk-
Grimball; to the west on prop- EMPLOYMENT
YVETTA JEFFERSON, AL 2.8 million readers. Call Earn over $1000 weekly. tops. Bad or NO credit- No
JEFFERSON, EVERETT JEF- erty, now or formerly, of Betsy
Prioleau; all of which by refer- Learn to Operate a Crane or Excellent Benefits. Need CDL- Problem. Smallest weekly pay-
FERSON, AUSTIN DAVIS,
COREY DAVIS, JOHN DOE, ence to said plat will more fully Bulldozer. Heavy Equipment A & 3 mos recent OTR. 877- ments avail. It’s yours NOW -
MARY DOE, RICHARD ROE, and at large appear. Training. National Certification. 2 5 8 - 8 7 8 2 Call 800-816-2375.
NOTICE OF FILING
And SARAH DOE, being ficti- Financial & Placement www.meltontruck.com
tious names used to designate BEING the same property con-
veyed to Virginia Roper by TO THE DEFENDANTS Assistance. Georgia School of NOTICES/ANNOUNCE-
the unknown Heirs- at-Law, ABOVE NAMED: Get rolling in your new career! MENTS
devisees, Distributees, wid- deed of James Roper dated C o n s t r u c t i o n .
ows, widowers, administrators, August 23, 1989 and recorded www.Heavy5.com use code Call Xtra Mile to enroll for CDL
in the R.M.C. Office for PLEASE TAKE
Executors, successors, and NOTICE, that the Complaint in “SCCNH” 1-888-381- 2437. Class A training. Financial aid DIVORCE without children
assigns, if any of VIRGINIA Charleston County in Deed
Book F-194, at Page 182. this action, together with the EQUIPMENT FOR SALE available. 15 locations to serve $95.00, DIVORCE with chil-
ROPER and MORRIS Summons and Lis Pendens, of you. 1-866-484-6313 dren $95.00. With FREE name
ROPER, the deceased and which the above are copies,
above named Defendant who SAWMILLS FROM ONLY change documents (wife only)
were duly filed in the office of
may be deceased and all other T.M.S. NO.: 334-00-00-039 the Clerk of Court for $2,990.00 - - Convert your COMPANY OTR FB DRI- and marital settlement agree-
persons claiming any right, title Charleston County, South LOGS to VALUABLE LUMBER VERS: 50c + LOADED MILE! ment. Fast, easy and profes-
estate, interest in or lien upon MEASURING AND CONTAIN- Carolina, on the 20th day of OWNER OPERATORS: 70% sional. Call 1-888-789-0198.
ING on the northern line three with your own Norwood
the lands of VIRGINIA ROPER June, 2008. TO 78% + 100% FUEL SC!
AND MORRIS ROPER or any hundred forty-five and seven- portable band sawmill. Log
portion thereof, including any tenths (345.7’) feet; on the skidders also available. 800-845-4932 ext# 231
FURTHER TAKE
such as may be infants, incom- Southeastern line one hundred NOTICE that Sherry B. www.norwoodsawmills.com/30 www.bulldoghiway.com RESORT PROPERTY FOR
petents, or otherwise under an eight (108.0’) feet; on the Crummey, Esquire of 61 Morris SALE
disability, Defendants. Southern line three hundred Street, Charleston, South
five and eight-tenths (305.8’) Carolina 29401, has been des-
IN THE COURT OF COMMON feet; and on the western line Go home this weekend! Run RARE OPPORTUNITY N.
ignated as Guardian ad Litem
PLEAS ninety-seven (97.0) feet; be all for all Defendants who may be STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA regional! $.45/mile! Home Myrtle Beach. Large 3BR
NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT the said dimensions a little incompetent, under age, or COUNTY OF CHARLESTON most weekends! Run close to oceanfront condo. All new fur-
CASE NO: 08-CP-10-3543 more or less. BUTTING AND under any other disability by IN RE: THE ESTATE OF home! Health, Dental, Life nishings, 2 pools + spa. 1/13th
BOUNDING to the North on Order of the Court of Common FRANK BROWN, JR.
the property, now or formerly, Insurance! 401k! Stability! interest, Use 4 Wks / yr. Only
SUMMONS Pleas of Charleston County CASE NO: 2005-ES-10-0054-2
of William Singleton; and to the HEARTLAND EXPRESS 1- $35,000. Call (704) 992-6546.
dated the 20th of June, 2008,
YOU ARE HEREBY SUM- southeast on Folly road eighty and said appointments shall IN THE PROBATE COURT 800-441-4953 www.heartland-
MONED and required to (80’) feet in width; to the South become absolutely thirty (30) express.com
answer the Complaint in this on property,, now or formerly, days after the final publication NOTICE OF HEARING SPORTING GOODS
action, a copy of which is here- of Rufus Wilder; and to the of this Notice unless such
with served upon you, and to east on the property, now or DRIVER - $5K Sign-on Bonus
Defendants, or anyone in their NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
serve a copy of your Answer to formerly, of James Roper, all of behalf, shall petition the Court TO: for experienced teams: Dry GUN SHOW, October 4-5. Sat.
the said Complaint on the which by reference to said plat to have a Guardian ad Litem Van & temp control. Solo lanes 9-5 & Sun. 10-5. Atlanta, GA
Plaintiff or her attorney, will more fully and at large appointed for them within thirty CHARLES S. GOLDBERG, also available. O/Os & CDL-A Atlanta Expo Center. (3650
George E. Counts, Esquire, at appear. (30) days after the final publi- ESQUIRE, PETITIONER grads welcome. Call Covenant Jonesboro Rd) Exit #239 off I-
27 Gamecock Avenue, P.O. cation of this notice. 61 BROAD STREET
Box 80399, Charleston, South BEING the same property con- (866) 684-2519. EOE. 75 Over 1200 Tables! Buy-Sell-
PO BOX 9
Carolina 29416, within thirty veyed to Virginia Roper by COUNTS & HUGER, LLC CHARELSTON, SC 29401 Trade. Info: (563) 927-8176.
(30) days after the service deed of James Roper dated GEORGE E. COUNTS ATTENTION OTR Drivers *Up National Arms Show.
hereof, exclusive of the day of August 23, 1989 and recorded Attorney for Plaintiff PETITIONER OR PETITION- to $3,000 sign on *Van /
such service, and if you fail to in the R.M.C. Office for 27 Gamecock Avenue/Suite ER’S COUNSEL SHALL
answer the Complaint with the Charleston County in Deed Flatbed / Reefer *Affordable VACATION RENTAL
200 CAUSE NOTICE (PUR-
time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in Book F-194, at Page 182. P.O. Box 80399 SUANT TO SCPC SECTION benefits *5% more paid miles.
this action will apply to the Charleston, South Carolina 62-1-401) TO BE GIVEN TO Roehl, Experience the Power Recession Proof Vacations in
Court for the relief demanded T.M.S. NO.: 334-10-00-006 2941 ALL INTERESTED PER- of Red. Students welcome. Myrtle Beach. Timeshare
in the Complaint. (843) 573-0143 SONS OR THEIR ATTOR- Class A req’d. Training avail. resales are the answer. Don’t
ALL that lot, piece, parcel or NEYS. AS THE PETITIONER
Dated this 16th day of June tract of land, situate, lying and Dated August 14, 2008 AA/EOE 888-867-6345 go through another year pay-
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
2008, at Charleston, South being on Battery Island Road, FOR OBTAINING A COURT GoRoehl.com ing high developer prices or
Carolina. James Island, Charleston NOTICE NISI REPORTER FOR THE increasing motel rates. We
County, South Carolina con- HEARING THAT YOU HAVE COMPANY DRIVERS CDL-A have the solution!! Red weeks
COUNTS & HUGER, LLC taining 0.45 acres measuring REQUESTED. IF YOU
GEORGE E. COUNTS as folows: Beginning at an iron TO THE DEFENDANTS Earn up to 46cpm. Students as low as $1995. Very low rate
ABOVE NAMED: NEED MORE THAN TWO
Attorney for the Plaintiff pipe in the western edge of HOURS ON YOUR CASE - CDL welcome. Average 2,500 financing. Call today for
27 Gamecock Avenue Battery Island Road at the YOU MUST NOTIFY THE to 2,800 miles/week. No forced details. Defender Realty 1-
Post Office Box 80399 souheast corner of the lot NOTICE IS HEREBY CLERK OF COURT IMMEDI- Northeast. 800-848-0405. 800-799-0798
Charleston, SC 29416 hereinabove conveyed to GIVEN THAT the Plaintiff has ATELY.
James Roper and thence applied to the Court for Owner operators call 877-774-
(843) 573-0143
south three degrees nine min- appointment of a suitable per- 3533. www.ptl-inc.com VACATION/TRAVEL
DATE OF HEARING:
LIS PENDENS utes (3.9’) east, seventy (70’) son as Guardian ad Litem for OCTOBER 29, 2008
feet to an iron pipe, thence all unknown and known TIME: 10:30 A.M. DRIVERS ~ CDL-A: Home NEED RENTERS? ADVER-
TO THE DEFENDANTS south eighty nine degrees thir- Defendants who may be
incompetent, under age, or Weekends & Great Pay! TISE your vacation home to
ABOVE NAMED: ty minutes thirty minutes Probate Court
(89’30’) west, two hundred under any other disability, and Company & L/P available. Paid more than 2.8 million South
Historic Court House - Third
NOTICE IS HEREBY eighty-eight and 40/100 said appointment shall become Floor Vacation, Benefits & More. 3 Carolina newspaper readers.
GIVEN THAT an action has (288.40’) feet to an iron pipe, final unless such Defendants, 84 Broad Street months OTR req’d. 800-441- Your 25-word classified ad will
been initiated and is pending in thence north fifteen degrees or anyone in their behalf, with- Charleston, South Carolina 4271 x SC-100. appear in 102 S.C. newspa-
the Court of Common Pleas for fourteen minutes (15’14’) west, in thirty (30) days of the service 29401
sixty-five (65’) feet to an iron of this notice, shall procure to pers for only $360. Call Jimmie
the County and State afore-
said, by the above-named pipe, thence south eighty-eight be appointed a Guardian ad HOMES FOR RENT Haynes at the South Carolina
DESCRIPTION/SUBJECT
Plaintiff, against the degrees twenty-five minutes Litem for them. MATTER: Newspaper Network at 1-888-
Defendants above named, and (88.25’) west, three hundred *HUD HOMES!* 4 bd. 2 ba. 727-7377.
that the object of such action is one and 88/100 (301.80’) feet Dated this 16th day of June ON PETITIONER’S PETI-
2008, at Charleston, South $276/mo! 3 bd. 2 ba. $238/mo.
to quiet the title of the below to the point of beginning. TION FOR SALE OF REAL
described property. The Real Butting and bounding as fol- Carolina. More Homes! Grants for
ESTATE.
Estate affected by this action is lows: To the east on Battery Qualified. 5% dn, 20 yrs @ 8%.
described as follows: Island Road, to the south on a COUNTS & HUGER, LLC This 20th day of August For Listings 800-391-5228 x
lot hereinafter conveyed to GEORGE E. COUNTS 2008. T967.
ALL that lot, piece, parcel or Jaine Roper Deas, to the west Attorney for Plaintiff
tract of land, situate, lying and on lands of Nelson Deas and 27 Gamecock Avenue/Suite IRVIN G. CONDON, JUDGE
being on James Island in the to the north on a lot herein- 200 6 Bed 4 Bath only $434/mo!
OF PROBATE
County of Charleston, State of above conveyed to James P.O. Box 80399 84 BROAD STREET- THIRD Buy Foreclosure! Stop
South Carolina, and being Roper. Charleston, South Carolina FLOOR Renting! (5% dn, 20 yrs @
shown as owned by the Estate 29416 CHARLESTON, SOUTH
(843) 573-0143 8.5% APR!) For listings 800-
of Lucy Roper on a survey by BEING the same property con-
W.L. Gaillard, Surveyor, dated 508-8176 ext. 1241.
veyed to Morris Roper by deed
February 2, 1966, and said to of Mary Roper, Bessie Roper,
contain two and two-tenths Ned Roper, Naomi Roper
(2.2) acres. MEASURING AND ESTATES’ CREDITOR’S NOTICES Buy Foreclosure! 3 bd. 2 ba.
CONTAINING on the north- Washington, Viola Roper
Richardson, Herman Roper, Only $18,900! For Listings
west line three hundred forty- All persons having claims against the following estates are
one (341.0) feet; on the east- Arthur, Alice Roper Williams, required to deliver or mail their claims to the Personal 800-508-8176 ext. 1999.
ern line five hundred twenty- James Roper and Janie Roper Representative indicated below and also file subject claims on
nine (529.0) feet; on the south- Deas dated June 23, 1969 and Form #371PC with Irv Condon, Probate Judge of Charleston HOMES FOR SALE
ern line one hundred twenty- recorded in the R.M.C. Office County, 84 Broad Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401, before the
five (125.0) feet; and on the for Charleston County in Deed
southwest line three hundred expiration of 8 months after the date of the first publication of this 4 Bed 2 Bath Foreclosure!
Book C-93, at Page 227. Notice to Creditors, or else thereafter such claims shall be and Only $32,000! Bank Owned
eighty-eight (388.0) feet be all
the said dimensions a little are forever barred. Home! For Listings 800-508-
T.M.S. NO.: 431-01-00-022
more or less. BUTTING AND 8176 ext. 1917.
BOUNDING to the northwest COUNTS & HUGER, LLC Estate of: ELIZABETH MURRAY PICKENS
on property, now or formerly, of 2008-ES-10-0867
Deleston; to the east and south LAND FOR SALE
GEORGE E. COUNTS DOD: 04/05/08
on property of persons not Attorney for Plaintiff Pers. Rep: ALLISON WILLIAMS MCCREARY
mentioned on said plat and to 27 Gamecock Avenue 321 BRICKHOPE LN.,GOOSE CREEK,SC 29445 STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
the southwest on property, now P.O. Box 80399 Owner sacrifice!!! Drop dead
or formerly, of Grimball; all of Charleston, South Carolina
which by reference to said plat Atty: CHARLES S. GOLDBERG, ESQ. gorgeous Marshfront. My
29406 61 BROAD ST., CHARLESTON, SC 29401 neighbor paid $389,900. I’ll sell
will more fully and at large (843) 573-0143
appear. ************************************************************************* mine for less than the bank
repo’s. My six figure loss is