Saturday, April 09, 2005

BE068110 - Illustration of a Hand Writing with a Quill Pen
Edited by Victor A. Cuvo

'Be not afraid'
by Oliver North (4/8)
'Be not afraid!' No better eulogy can be written for Pope John Paul II than this exhortation from his inaugural Mass on Oct. 22, 1978.

Scouting makes a difference
by Rebecca Hagelin (4/8)
Only one in four boys in America will become Scouts, but it is interesting to know that of the leaders of this nation in business, religion and politics, three out of four were Scouts.

NEWS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY:
Macon, Georgia:
Third Macon Woman Faces Murder Charges It is the third time in recent months that a Central Georgia woman has faced a judge on charges of murder.

South Carolina PARRIS ISLAND During the Marine Corps' boot camp graduation ceremony, the recruit from each platoon with the highest physical fitness score steps forward to be recognized.

DALLAS, TEXAS: Former Dallas officer gets prison time A former Dallas police officer is facing five years in prison for his role in a fake drug case that sent more than two dozen innocent people to jail.

EASTON,PA/PHILLIPSBURG, NJ: Bridge reopens Though it was somewhat worse for the wear, the Easton-Phillipsburg free bridge reopened to traffic Thursday afternoon.





SPORTS: Phillies Coverage
Phils' bullpen fails again
Notes: April trip a big one
Charlie ManuelAs April road trips go, so starts a rather big one. After dropping two of three at home to begin the season, the Phillies embark on a two-city trek through St. Louis and Miami, pitting them against the National League champions and their chief NL East rivals, respectively. More >

Howard's agent requests trade

EAGLES COVERAGE:
Two Weeks Out, Draft Has A Wild, Wild Look
April 8 -- After countless hours of research and interviews and searches of every conceivable Internet site, newspaper and journal out there, I have come to this conclusion about the NFL Draft that is just two weeks away: I have no idea in which direction the Eagles will go early on. And, I'll even take it a step beyond: The Eagles have the ability to do just about anything...

BOXING NEWS:
Tanaka still in coma
By Joe Koizumi
WBA#6/WBC#9 ranked ex-Japanese 115-pound champ Seiji Tanaka has been unconscious since being hospitalized after he was dethroned by Nobuo Nashiro on a tenth round TKO last Sunday in Osaka, Japan. Though the doctors immediately drew a blood clot through a hole on the skull that night, Tanaka's condition became unstable thereafter. He then underwent an operation with a cranial bone removed to examine and clean up the brain on Thursday. The operation was successful, but Tanaka, a 28-year-old stablemate of ex-WBC 115-pound champ Masamori Tokuyama, still stays in a coma.
Saturday, April 9 2005

Bowe wins split decision!
By Ralph Gonzalez at ringside
Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe won a split decision over Billy Zumbrun Thursday night at the Pechanga Resort in Temecula, California. Bowe dropped Zumbrun with a body shot in round four, but Zumbrun gave as good as he got for most the fight. Scores were 98-96, 98-96 for Bowe and 95-93 for Zumbrun. Not a good performance by the 37-year-old ex-champ, in his second fight after an eight-year layoff. Earlier, Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward defeated brawler Roy Ashworth by third round DQ. The rough-housing Ashworth was deducted two points by referee Ray Corona in the bout. After Ward floored Ashworth in round three, Corona disqualified Ashworth for hitting on the break at 2:56. Also, former cruiserweight champion Vassiliy Jirov dropped Forrest Neal twice in round three before the bout was stopped at 1:10 of the round. (More)

GEORGIA SOUTHERN FOOTBALL:

Football Makes Final Preparations for Blue-White Game

The Georgia Southern football team will play their annual Blue-White game at Paulson Stadium this Saturday, kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. Admission is free.
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EAST CAROLINA FOOTBALL:
Pirates work through their second gridiron scrimmage

VALDOSTA STATE FOOTBALL:
Red Team Edges Black Squad 14-10 In Spring Game
Red team quarterback Clay Callaway, a wide receiver on the 2004 national championship club, completed 12 of 16 passes for 139 yards and one touchdown, leading his team to a 14-10 win over the Black squad in the annual Red/Black game Thursday (March 24) at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The Blazers' work was sandwiched between two quarters of flag football by teams representing Greek Life and Campus Recreation. Campus Rec, teaming with the Red squad, outscored the Greeks 42-7 for a lopsided 56-17 final. Junior college transfer Lewis Kuffour, taking most of the snaps for the Black team, was also impressive, completing 7-of-12 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. He also demonstrated exciting running ability, picking up 85 yards on six carries. LaTray Walker scored the other Red TD on a 1-yard run, and Michael Green drilled a 43-yard field goal for the other Black points.