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WASHINGTON President Obama
hailed the killing of al-Qaeda leader
Osama bin Laden as a moment of na-
tional pride Monday, even as his ad-
ministration prepared for possible re-
taliation and repercussions.
Obama told a bipartisan gathering of
lawmakers at the White House that the
pride inspired by bin Ladens demise is
far deeper than party, far deeper than
politics. He said he hopes to harness
some of that unity and some of that
pride to confront the many challenges
that we still face. Obama will go Thurs-
day to Ground Zero in NewYork City.
As the nation awoke to the news that
had eluded Republican and Democratic
administrations for nearly 10 years, is-
sues emerged about the future of bin
Ladens terrorist network, the war in
Afghanistan and the U.S. relationship
with Pakistan, where he was hiding
possibly for years.
And as details emerged about the
operation carried out Sunday night by
an elite team of Navy SEALs halfway
around the world, questions were
raised about some of the tactical deci-
sions most notably burying bin Laden
at sea. Counterterrorism adviser John
Brennan said that was done as a matter
of practicality and to comply with Is-
lamic law, which says burial should oc-
cur within 24 hours of death.
None of the questions diminished the
combined sense of joy and relief that
followed the announcement of bin Lad-
ens death. The American psyche has
beengivena huge boost, saidLee Ham-
ilton, former co-chair of the 9/11 Com-
mission that led to changes in the na-
tions intelligence and homeland securi-
ty operations.
Amid celebrations, law enforcement
agencies boosted security in key cities
and transportation hubs. No specific
threat emerged, andtravel flowedwith-
out incident, but homeland security of-
ficials put local authorities on notice
that the killing could spark reprisals.
Though bin Laden is dead, al-Qaeda
is not, CIADirector Leon Panetta said in
a message to the spy agencys employ-
ees. The terrorists almost certainly will
attempt to avenge him.
Details of the 40-minute raid
emerged from White House and Penta-
gon briefings: Bin Laden was shot in the
face. Four others were killed, including a
womanat first thought tobe his wife. As
Pakistani military aircraft mobilized, a
U.S. helicopter had to be destroyed be-
fore the SEALs made their getaway.
All the while, Obama and top admini-
stration officials monitored events in
the Situation Room. Brennan called it
one of the most gutsiest calls of any
president in recent memory.
As allies across the globe applauded
bin Ladens death, officials were faced
with possible repercussions:
uHas al-Qaeda been incapacitat-
ed? Not yet, said White House officials
and lawmakers from both parties. But
bin Ladens death was seen as a symbol-
ic and strategic blow likely to create
chaos within the group and its affiliates.
u Is Pakistan friend or foe? Bin
Ladens ability to hide in a leafy Islam-
abad suburb cast doubt on whether the
nuclear power had protected him.
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Celebrating: Kevin Van Orden, whose brother is in the U.S. Army, cheers Monday outside the World Trade Center site
after the death of accused 9/11mastermind Osama bin Laden was announced.
By Pete Souza, The White House
SituationRoom: Obama and his aides
followthe SEAL raid as it unfolds.
Video: At the World
Trade Center, people
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Ladens death.
After a decade of waiting for Osama
bin Laden to fall, Americans found
themselves caught Monday between
elation over his death and suspicion
that it didnt really change anything.
But for many from
frolicking college students
whod grown up amid the
anxiety cast by bin Ladens
shadow, to relatives of the
nearly 3,000 slaughtered in the 9/11
attacks, for whom he was the sum of
all evil the moment was so sweet, so
potent, that it even had the potential
to change the meaning of Ground Zero
The al-Qaeda leaders death at the
hands of U.S. special forces in Pakistan
also reaffirmed the notion that sooner
or later, America usually gets its man
be it Iraqs Saddam Hussein (cap-
tured 2003, executed 2006), al-Qae-
das Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (cap-
tured 2003) and Abu Musab al-Zar-
qawi (killed2006), or the biggest catch
of all.
This sends a tremendous message
to the bad guys in this world, said
John Wroblewski of Jefferson, N.J.,
whose sonJ.T. joinedthe Marines after
9/11 because of 9/11, his father
emphasized and died in Iraq in
2004. If youre going to fool, or if
youre going to mess with the United
States, were going to get you.
Somewhere, Mullah Omar, Afghani-
stans Taliban chief, was getting the
message, predicted Larry Schweikart,
a Universityof Daytonpolitical histori-
an: He is next.
It was a day when New York Citys
Ground Zero, long a place of almost
unmitigated sorrow, fear, anger and
contention, finally became one of cele-
bration. Mary Small, 65 in NewYork
from Lottsburg, Va., to see an opera
was moved to recite from another
Elation over bin Ladens
death gives way to reflection
By H. Darr Beiser, USATODAY
Remembering: Brian Ball hugs his wife, Ashley, at the Pentagon Memorial on
Monday. Ball lost a friend, Daniel Caballero, in the 9/11attack on the Pentagon.
Cheers and relief mix
with reality that war
on terrorismendures
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musical genre: Ding dong, the
witch is dead!
For a nation frustrated by
three wars, divided by domestic
politics and dogged by hard eco-
nomic times and $4-a-gallon
gas, it was time to cheer: USA!
The chant started outside the
White House or maybe
Ground Zero, where the World
Trade Center towers stood be-
fore Sept. 11, 2001
and moved to
New Yorks Times
Square and the Bos-
ton Common, to
college campuses and barrooms
and ballparks across the land.
Often, it was raised first and
loudest by the young stu-
dents, veterans, the newly em-
ployed or unemployed.
The chant spread to West
Point, N.Y., home of the U.S. Mil-
itary Academy. Informed by the
head cadet of bin Ladens death
We got him! thousands of
cadets spilled into the yard and
stayed there for a good 90 min-
utes past curfew. Some threw
glow sticks into the air. One
jumped on what looked like a
pogo stick.
USA! USA! The chant echoed
on the campuses of Penn State
and Ohio State, and in Dearborn,
Mich., a heavily Middle Eastern
and Muslim city near Detroit,
where a crowd waved American
flags. Across town, some drivers
honked their horns as they
drove along a main street lined
and stores.
In Shanksville, Pa., where a
hijackedjet boundfor Washing-
ton on 9/11 crashed after pas-
sengers fought back, visitors
gathered at the fenced overlook
that is a temporary memorial
while a permanent one is built.
I thought of Sept. 11 and the
people lost, said Daniel Pyle,
who stopped on his way to
work. I wanted to pay homage
to the people lost that day. I
think this brings a little bit of
A good day for America
There were smaller, sponta-
neous gatherings across the na-
tion. A few Idahoans made their
way to the Capitol building in
downtown Boise. South of Seat-
tle, a small group waved flags
and cheered on an I-5 overpass
known as FreedomBridge.
I think we canall agree this is
a good day for America, said
President Obama, who green-
lighted the operation that
swooped down on bin Laden in
a compound in Abbottabad, Pa-
kistan. He was shot to death
after he allegedly resisted. At
Ground Zero, a man held up a
cardboard sign: Obama 1, Osa-
ma 0.
Mark Lytle, a Bard College his-
torian and co-author of the
American history text Nation of
Nations, calledtheraida shot in
the arm for Americas image
and a refreshing contrast to
President Carters failed attempt
to rescue American hostages in
Iran in 1980.
Americans can take a certain
comfort that we were able to do
this, Lytle said, especially in a
period thats been pretty grim
for the average citizen.
Daniel Murphy of Long Island,
N.Y., whose Navy commando
son was killed in Afghanistan,
said he was proud of the role
that SEALs, the Navys elite spe-
cial operations corps, played in
getting bin Laden. They dont
call themthe tipof the spear for
nothing, he said. Paybacks a
His son, Lt. Michael Murphy,
diedonJune 28, 2005, one of the
SEALs worst days ever. After his
small unit was ambushed, Mur-
phy exposed himself to enemy
fire to make a phone call for
help, an act for which he would
posthumously receive the Med-
al of Honor. Then, a rescue heli-
copter carrying 14 SEALs to the
scene was shot down by Taliban
fighters, killing all aboard. Mur-
phy and two other SEALs on the
ground also were killed.
On Sunday, we cut off the
head of the snake, and the fact it
was done by Michaels (SEALs)
teammates is exhilarating,
Daniel Murphy said. He was a
part of that community, and
they were accomplishing what
he was unable to accomplish.
Yet he, like many others, ac-
knowledgedthat binLadens de-
mise will not end al-Qaeda or
Islamic terrorismany more than
Husseins ended the war in Iraq.
The national reaction con-
tained, at its heart, a BUT, often
followed by the observations
that a decentralized al-Qaeda
network would survive its foun-
der, and possibly flourish, wa-
tered by the blood of a martyr.
LynnFaulkner of Mason, Ohio,
who lost his wife Wendy at the
World Trade Center on 9/11,
typified that ambivalence.
On one hand, he called bin
Laden a waste of humanity
and praised the commandos
who killed him for taking out
the trash and dumping it into
the sea, where it belongs.
He said his joy was tempered,
however, by this realization: It
doesnt change everything. Its
one battle in a war. He was a
No endgame yet
To some, it seemed the na-
tional joyride was going too far.
Former New York mayor Ru-
dy Giuliani, who on the night of
Sept. 11, 2001, predicted the fi-
nal death toll from the terror
attacks would be more than
any of us can bear, also said he
was a little uncomfortable with
the celebrations late Sunday
and early Monday.
Bin Ladens killing was a big
step in defeating terrorism, he
granted. But it doesnt bring
anyone back.
And at West Point, when ca-
dets gathered early Monday on
the front lawn of their superin-
tendent, Lt. Gen. DavidHuntoon,
he came out and told them not
to celebrate any one mans
death. Instead, he said, cheer for
the efforts of your brothers and
sisters in arms.
Two historians, one liberal
(Bards Lytle) and one conserva-
tive (Daytons Schweikart)
agreed that for all the glee, bin
Ladens demise probably seems
more important nowthan it will
in retrospect. This is sweet re-
venge, but it wont change
much, Lytle said. On 9/11, in
contrast, when those buildings
were hit, an age of innocence
ended, Schweikart said.
The stock market seemed to
agree. The Dow Jones industrial
average, up 65 points early
Monday, closed off 3.18 points,
at 12,807. The Nasdaq compos-
ite snapped a nine-day winning
streak, slipping 9.46 points to
The days contradictory im-
pulses and emotions were per-
sonified by two men, one
younger, one older. Bothwere at
Ground Zero, once a hole in the
heart of New York and now a
busy construction site.
Alex Brennan, 16, was on a
class trip with the Cardigan
Mountain School, a boarding
school in Canaan, N.H.
Alex grew up to the west of
the city in Morristown, N.J.
What he remembers about 9/
11: his aunt taking him home
from school early and his not
understanding what was going
on. His father was in New York
City for the day.
It was one of the scariest
things ever, he recalled.
When he heard the news
about bin Laden, It kind of
made me proud to be an Amer-
ican, he said. We did what we
needed to do. At first he found
it kind of alarming that U.S.
forces killed bin Laden, but Im
glad we did it.
Brennan had been to Ground
Zero before, but on Monday it
felt different. Its a sacred place
because a lot of people died
here, he said. Its weird, be-
to be dead is nowdead too.
Asked how it felt to be back
there, he said, Its a sad thing,
definitely. Its not fun to be here,
but its a great thing as well.
Jake Dacey, 64, a semi-retired
software entrepreneur, had
come to New York from Mas-
sachusetts for a weekend bike
Standing near Ground Zero,
he, too, confessed to mixed feel-
ings, saying that bin Ladens
death brought up all the sad-
ness of 9 years ago, all the
unimaginable human trauma
and tragedy.
I understand a lot of people
feel a lot of joy that this guy was
brought to justice. I understand,
but I feel more the sadness, he
Its like two bookends: the
horrible tragedy of the World
Trade Center and the death of
one man. But it is death.
Another pilgrim to Ground
Zerowas Richie Espositoof Mor-
ganville, N.J., whose brother
Frankie died there along with
342 other New York City fire-
Richie skipped work to come
and say a prayer for Frankie, and
to celebrate. I can smile again
after 10 years, he said.
USA! USA! The chant seems
to have been muted at times in
Army Major Erik Archer said
that when he and his comrades
heard the news on TVat Bagram
Air Base near Kabul, everyone
in the room, there was silence.
The man whod done so much
damage was gone.
Spc. William Baxter, a para-
chute rigger with the 101st Sus-
tainment Brigade at Bagram, re-
acted pragmatically.
OK, hes dead, he said. Can
we go home?
Contributing: Martha T. Moore
in NewYork; Richard Wolf and
Gregg Zoroya in Washington;
Matt Manochio and Abbott
Koloff, The Daily Record, Morris
County, N.J.; Thane Grauel and
Ned P. Rauch, The (Westchester
County, N.Y.) Journal News;
John A. Torres and J.D. Gallop,
Florida Today; the Associated
Still wary, Americans take pride in bin Ladens death
By Jack Gruber, USATODAY
The days front pages: People read hownewspapers fromacross the nation played the news of
Osama bin Ladens demise on the front pages outside the Newseumin Washington, D.C.
NEWYORKThe killing of Osama bin Laden by
U.S. troops tore into a decade-old wound for
families of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the
terrorist attacks he led.
For the 9/11 families, as they are known, grat-
itude mixed with relief and visceral joy.
My only regret was not being with the team
that went into the compound, said Fred Infante
of Chatham, N.J., whose brother, Anthony, was a
police officer for the Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey. He died while helping evacuate
workers fromthe World Trade Center.
But the news also brought back intensely the
pain of 10 years ago, making the death of bin
Laden another emotional hurdle for families, just
as the looming anniversary will be. And after two
wars and bombings in Madrid and London, there
also was awareness that no single act could end
the specter of terrorism.
Its the end of a chapter, its just not the end of
the story, said Diane Horning, whose son Mat-
thewdied in the World Trade Center.
Family members were as unaware as everyone
else that the U.S. military was closing in on bin
Ladens location in Pakistan. Carie Lemack, co-
founder of Families of September 11, said she got
a call Sunday night fromthe White House alerting
her to Obamas upcoming television appearance,
but not what it was about. The news of binLadens
death left her sobbing. I just want to make sure
we focus on the people he murdered, she said. I
dont want this day to be about him.
Most family members found out along with the
rest of the nation. Neda Bolourchi, whose mother,
Touri, was a passenger on United Flight 175,
which hijackers crashed into the World Trade
Center, said she was watching a TV movie about
gypsy music at home in Los Angeles when she got
a text froma friend omg u gotta turn on CNN!
Susan Rescorla, of Mendham Township, N.J.,
was awakened by a call from a friend, then
watched spontaneous celebrations at the White
House on television.
I was hysterical crying, she said Monday,
tearful again as she talked about her husband,
Richard Rescorla, head of security for Morgan
Stanley who was killed as he helped get people
out of the World Trade Center. I was so thankful
to God. I amso proud of our Navy SEALs and how
they found him. This was a moral victory for
America and the world.
Lee Ielpi, who runs the tribute cen-
ter at Ground Zero and whose son
Jonathan was a firefighter who died,
got a call from his wife while he was
ona train. Myvery, veryfirst reaction
is, I cried. I did. And then I just gave a
glance upward and said, They got
him, he said. Im so pleased hes
dead thats a hell of a thing to have
to say.
Nikki Stern learned the news that
bin Laden had been killed when she
was awakened by calls from news
reporters. She wasnt sure how she
felt but she knew how she didnt.
My first thought was not, Oh good,
the killer of my husband is dead, she said,
referring to Jim Potorti, who was killed in the
north tower. I never thought of (bin Laden) as a
person, I thought of him as a symbol. What he
symbolizes is not gone, any more than killing
SaddamHussein killed dictators.
The news of bin Ladens killing touched off the
fierce grief of parents for their lost children. Betty
Havilands son Tim was killed in the
north tower of the Trade Center. He
murdered our son, she said Mon-
day, in her Ames, Iowa, home with
her husband, Doug. Were glad hes
Osama bin Laden had the devils
blood running through his veins.
And this is a joyous day for us,
Rosemary Cain, the mother of fire-
fighter George Cain, said at a news
Alison Crowther cried at the news
late Sunday night. Her son, Welles,
died at the World Trade Center.
Thank God, thank God, she said
through tears. This terrible, terrible person has
finally been put to death.
Watching the spontaneous celebrations at
Ground Zero and at the White House Sunday
night, when news of bin Ladens killing spread,
Maureen Santora was sure her son Christopher
would have been among them. Hed be dancing
in the streets tonight, she told the Associated
Press on Monday. Her son, a firefighter who died
in the collapse of the Trade Center, would be just
thrilled, and Id like to think that all the people
who were murdered out of hatred on September
11 are celebrating.
Some found the moment sobering rather than
There were many deaths that led up to this
event and many deaths that will likely come after
it. This is not cause for celebration, Horning said.
But it is good to know this is a man who will
not personally cause more harm.
It is a mistake to celebrate bin Ladens death as
if the United States had just won a war, said Teri
Maude, whose husband, Army Lt. Gen. Tim
Maude, was the highest-ranking casualty in the
attack on the Pentagon. This is one battle.
Her reaction to bin Ladens death, she said, was
mixed., I am grateful to my military family for
doing what they said they were going to do,
which is get him, said Maude, whose husband
was working in the Pentagon as the Armys depu-
ty chief of staff for personnel. But Imdisappoint-
edhe wont be brought tojustice ina trial. We still
dont have the answer as to why.
The decade-long hunt for bin Laden gave him
time to organize and spread, she said. Imnot so
sure howunstable this will make al-Qaeda.
In fact, it could increase the danger of more
attacks, said Susan Flocco, whose son Tom was
killed at the Pentagon. I know its probably put-
ting our country in danger again. Retaliation for
his death could come and Id hate to see that
happen, she said. But in the same breath, Im
glad they finally got him.
Bolourchi likened the reaction to bin Ladens
death among her family and friends to the Iranian
New Year, with friends and relatives calling to
congratulate each other and celebrate. But how
much there is to celebrate, shes not sure.
Its not an end to anything. His ideology is still
rampant in the Arab world. But this is a dent, she
said. You wonder, Is it really gonna make a
difference? Symbolically it does. . . . Justice was
Contributing: Mimi Hall, Rick Hampson, USA
TODAY; Abbott Koloff, Rob Jennings, Daily Rec-
ord, Morris County, N.J.; Perry Beeman, The Des
Moines Register; John Tuohy, The Indianapolis
Star; Theresa Juva, Bob Baird, Jane Lerner, Alex
Taylor, Ned P. Rauch and Thane Grauel contrib-
uted to this report.
For 9/11families, breaking news is bittersweet
By Elise Amendola, AP
Grieving relatives: Fromleft, Danielle and Carie Lemack and Christy Coombs grieve Monday at Bos-
ton's Garden of Remembrance, a memorial dedicated to the 206 Massachusetts victims of 9/11.
They are relieved and
grateful but still grieving
By Martha T. Moore
By ToddPlitt, USATODAY
Lee Ielpi: He cried
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As governor, Rod Blagojevich sold out the
trust of the people of Illinois and tried to shake
people down, a prosecutor told jurors Monday
during opening statements at Blagojevichs cor-
ruption retrial in Chicago.
Chris Niewoehner saida selfishandincreasing-
ly in-debt Blagojevich was desperate to make
money in 2008. He told jurors Blagojevich decid-
ed to use his power to solve his problemto do
what was best for him. Blagojevich, 54, faces 20
charges, including allegations that he tried to sell
or trade President Obamas former Senate seat.
Defense attorney Aaron Goldstein told jurors
all the government evidence wont amount to
anything. You will see the lengths to which they
will go to get this man, he said.
Nuclear evacuation tests impractical
It would be impractical to conduct full-scale
evacuation tests of the communities around the
nations 100 nuclear plants, Nuclear Regulatory
Commission head Gregory Jaczko said.
Jaczko, speaking in Washington, said it would
be sufficient to hold mock evacuation tests that
involve emergency services teams sending alerts
to each other. Public Citizen co-founder Ralph
Nader called evacuation plans for U.S. plants
completely unworkable in the event of a disas-
ter on the scale of Japans Fukushima Dai-ichi
reactors. The NRC had called for evacuation of
U.S. citizens living or working within 50 miles of
that plant.
About 30 million people live within 50 miles of
the Indian Point plants about 24 miles north of
NewYork, Nader noted. Dan Vergano
Courtroomdrama, live on the Web
Cameras rolled in one of the busiest court-
rooms in Massachusetts, live streaming murder
arraignments, traffic cases and drug cases at in an experiment providing ac-
cess to bloggers and other citizen journalists.
Quincy District Court will welcome laptops,
tablets and smartphones, and it will encourage
blogging, tweeting and Facebooking. The goal:
help establish rules for accommodating modern
media. In the past, reporters were the connec-
tion to the nations courts, but with the changes
in the media landscape, there are just less and
less journalists who are that bridge, said John
Davidow, head of the OpenCourt project.
Chicago top cop pick will earn uniform
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuels choice
for police superintendent said he will have cops
backs if they do their jobs well.
Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy said
during an introductory news conference that he
will earn the right to wear a Chicago uniform. His
predecessor, former FBI agent Jody Weis, had
worn a uniform to official functions but never
walked a beat. McCarthy said he will become
certifiedas anIllinois officer first. Having walked
in their shoes, having been a cop, having worked
hard . . . I have to earn the right to do that.
Korean War in Medal of Honor spotlight
President Obama bestowed the Medal of Hon-
or posthumously on two Army privates from the
Korean War in a somber ceremony in the White
House East Room. Obama described Anthony
Kahoohanohano of Hawaii and Henry Svehla of
New Jersey as hometown kids who stood tall in
Americas uniform.
Kahoohanohano was in charge of a machine-
gun squad on Sept. 1, 1951, when they were
overrun. He ordered the squad to fall back, then
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The tornado-struck South
is enduring yet another ca-
tastrophe this week: all-
time record flooding along
the Ohio and Mississippi riv-
As the record floodwaters
from the Ohio River pour
into the Mississippi and
are joined by meltwater
from this winters record
snowpack over the Upper
Mississippi all-time flood
heights are likely to be ex-
ceeded at many points along
a 400-mile stretch of the
Mississippi below its conflu-
ence with the Ohio, Weather
Underground meteorologist
Jeff Masters reports.
Mississippi River flood
records go back about 100
AccuWeather meteorolo-
gist Alex Sosnowski says wa-
ter levels along the Missis-
sippi River from southern Il-
linois and southeastern Mis-
souri to western Tennessee
and northeastern Arkansas
are forecast to eclipse record
levels set during the late-
winter flood of 1937.
Extreme amounts of rain
caused by a stagnant, persis-
tent weather pattern have
drenchedmuchof the region
over the past couple of
weeks, says hydrologist Jim
Noel of the Ohio River Fore-
cast Center in Wilmington.
One to 2 feet of rain has
fallen in the Ohio Valley and
mid-Mississippi Valley, No-
el says.
This is four to six times as
much rain as the area nor-
mally sees, he says.
Noel says heavy rain in
this area is typical of a La
Nia climate pattern, which
the USA has been in
throughout the winter.
La Nia, a periodic cooling
of central Pacific Ocean wa-
ter, affects weather patterns
around the world.
At the confluence of the
Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
on Monday, the Army Corps
of Engineers decidedto blow
a massive hole in a levee in
southeast Missouri.
Doing so is likely to drown
130,000 acres of rich farm-
land and destroy 100 homes.
Not doing so could mean
that flooding would wipe
away the entire town of Cai-
ro, Ill., home to 2,800 people,
most of whom evacuated
over the weekend.
It was not clear when the
blast would take place.
The Ohio, as of Monday
afternoon, had risen to 61.25
feet at Cairo breaking the
1937 record there of 59.5
The weather service re-
ported that the river was ex-
pected to crest Wednesday
at about 63 feet and stay
there at least into Friday,
raising the corps concerns
about the strain the water
was putting on the floodwall
in Cairo and other cities. Cai-
ros floodwall can handle
water up to 64 feet.
The corps action on the
levee wouldnt change the
flooding downstream Noel
says, as the water would all
at some point come back to
the river.
The surge of water will
work its way south in the
weeks ahead, Sosnowski
Contributing: Associated
Mississippi flooding may hit record
By Jeff Roberson, AP
Toughdecisiononlevee: National Guard members stand
at a checkpoint near the Birds Point levee in Missouri.
Region seeing
four to six times
normal rainfall
By Doyle Rice
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By Janet Loehrke, USA TODAY
Significant flooding along
the Mississippi and Ohio
Rivers and their tributaries
(in shaded area) is forecast
to continue this week.
Rising rivers
threaten states
Fields says he has been in contact
with FEMA and hopes to move into
an apartment. Hes trying to be pa-
tient. This is just a process that
weve got to go through, he says.
As tears fill his eyes, he says,
Mentally, I think Im kind of
scarred. He describes the sounds of
the tornado as it bore down. It
sounded like six or seven helicop-
ters, four or five trains, he says. I
dont think Ill ever get it out of my
Endre Bolden, 47, is settled in. A
cot next to the one that serves as his
bed is covered with a gray blanket
thats neatly tucked in to cover the
donated clothing he has acquired
here. He had been living with a
friend whose house was destroyed.
Hoping not to stay long
Ann Calhoun, 38, is getting impa-
tient. She slept in her car for two
nights after the tornado leveled her
rented house, then came to the shel-
ter Friday with her aunt, who has
serious medical conditions and uses
a wheelchair. Calhoun cant reach
her landlord. She had been working
as an in-home health aide, but her
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Until last
Wednesday, Janice Williams owned
a comfortable home she shared with
her sonDonovan, 18, inthePratt City
Since it was blown apart by a
tornado that evening, they have
been living in a Red Cross shelter in
Boutwell Auditorium in downtown
Birmingham. She andDonovansleep
on narrowgreen cots, line up for hot
meals with other people made
homeless by last weeks tornadoes
and wonder what their futures hold.
Donovan Williams returned to
school Monday, and Janice Williams
was cheeredbya visit froma brother
and sister who live in Georgia. Two
brothers who live in the Birming-
ham neighborhood where they all
grewup also lost their homes.
A normal life looks far away to
Williams, 49, who works at the Uni-
versity of Alabama-Birmingham.
Shes having a hard time shaking
memories of the storm. I thought it
had got me, she says of the tornado.
Her sister, Cindy Lemaitre, 59, says,
Grace of God, grace of God.
Williams has registered with the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and hopes to get out
of the auditorium soon. Shes not
used to living this way, she ex-
plains. Shes not sure, though, when
that will happen or where she will
live. Her boss gave her this week off.
Cots line the auditorium floor,
their occupants few belongings
piled up next to them. An incongru-
ous disco ball hangs overhead. There
is noprivacy. Donatedfood, clothing,
books and toiletries are arrayed in
the lobby. Nurses tend to medical
needs. On Monday, a woman offered
free hair braiding. More than 150
volunteers have stopped by to help.
The American Red Cross says 413
people remain in its Alabama shel-
ters. Thousands of other displaced
people in this state, the hardest hit,
and others damaged by tornadoes
are staying with family or friends or
living in churches, hotels or tempor-
ary apartments. The storms killed at
least 342 people.
FEMA says almost 18,000 Ala-
bama households hadappliedfor aid
as by Monday afternoon, and more
than $2 million had been approved
for temporary housing and home
repairs. The agency has six disaster
centers in Alabama and will dis-
pense funds for rent and home re-
pairs and use temporary housing
units such as trailers if necessary.
Nowhere else to go
Jean Petties, Birmingham-Jeffer-
son Red Cross executive director,
says 200 people stayed in the audi-
torium the night the tornadoes hit.
By Sunday night, 32 were left the
people with nowhere else to go.
Cartez Fields, 32, is in that cate-
gory. The house he shared with his
mother was ruined. She moved in
with his brother in Georgia. I dont
really see (any) light in front of me
now, he says. This is home for me
right now.
clients home was wrecked, too.
I dont have (a) job nothing,
she says.
Calhoun wishes she and her aunt
could stay in a hotel. She registered
with FEMA on Friday but says they
told her it might take 10 days to get
her help.
She had her first shower since the
tornado on Monday, which made
her feel a little better, but shes wor-
I needtoget out of this situation,
she says.
Petties says Red Cross shelters
usually remain open a week or two
after disasters. None of these people
will be abandoned, she says. Even
after the shelters and service centers
shut down, their cases wont be
closed until they are resettled.
There were new worries for Pet-
ties on Monday. Rain and storms are
forecast, and she knows that means
more people who are trying to stay
in their damaged homes will find
their way here.
Stormsurvivors face hard road
By Maxine Park, USATODAY
This is home for me right now: Cartez Fields, 32, lies on his cot at the Red Cross shelter at the Boutwell Audi-
toriumin downtown Birmingham, Ala. He has contacted FEMAand hopes to move into an apartment.
In Ala. shelter, some
put their faith in
God, some in FEMA
By Judy Keen
Go to usatoday.comfor
video of survivors facing
tough choices
WASHINGTON Federal and lo-
cal law enforcement agencies
stepped up security Monday in key
cities and transportation hubs in re-
action to the death of Osama bin
Laden, the mastermind of the blood-
iest terrorist attack in history on the
nations aviation system.
No specific threat emerged and
travel flowed normally across the
nation, but government leaders here
and in Europe warned that the
shooting of the infamous terrorist
leader would make al-Qaeda and its
shadowy splinter groups more dan-
gerous not less at least in the
short term.
Though bin Laden is dead, al-
Qaeda is not, CIA Director Leon Pa-
netta said in a message to the spy
agencys employees. The terrorists
almost certainly will attempt to
avenge him.
Within hours of the successful at-
tack on bin Laden by a teamof Navy
Seals, the FBI and the Department of
Homeland Security issued an advi-
sory to field offices and local law
enforcement agencies alerting them
that the death could spark reprisals.
The notice specifically mentioned
transportationsystems because they
have been targets of past attacks,
said officials who reviewed the ad-
visory, but who declined to be iden-
tified because they were not autho-
rized to comment publicly.
Without any specific intelligence
indicating an impending attack,
Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano chose not to issue a
heightened security alert.
However, our security posture,
which always includes a number of
measures bothseenandunseen, will
protect the American people, Na-
politano said.
The killing of bin Laden and sever-
al other top al-Qaeda leaders in re-
cent years has weakened the group,
but risks from other similar groups
with parallel goals have grown, se-
curity experts said. Al-Qaeda in the
Arabian Peninsula, a terrorist group
inspired by bin Laden but operated
independently in Yemen, succeeded
in planting bombs on two U.S. cargo
jets in October. The bombs were
defused before they could explode.
This is a time for vigilance, not
relaxation, in these anti-terrorism
efforts, said Clark Ervin, former
Homeland Security inspector gener-
al. At the same time, the experts said
that the reaction should be viewed
in the broader context of the past
decade, in which the nation has en-
dured repeated attempts to take
down planes, set off bombs or to kill
in the name of terrorism.
You do have a window of vul-
nerability, but its a windowthat we
have had open for a long time, said
Frank Cilluffo, director of the Home-
land Security Policy Institute at
George Washington University.
Security, particularly at airports
and other transportation facilities,
was stepped up fromEurope to Asia.
Despite the warnings, airports
functioned normally Monday and
some fliers were almost blas. Lu
Wolff, 68, preparing to board a flight
to Kansas City from Seattle, said she
wasnt worried about an attack.
I fly no matter what, Wolff said.
Were going somewhere, we fly.
Contributing: Thomas Frank in
Seattle; the Associated Press
Cities, travel hubs step up security
Bin Ladens death
sparks possibility
of groups reprisals
By Alan Levin and Kevin Johnson
By StephenChernin, AP
Onalert: An armed Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officer
stands guard in NewYork's Grand Central Station on Monday.
WASHINGTON After play-
ing nine holes of morning golf,
President Obama joinedhis sen-
ior aides in the White House
SituationRoomat 1p.m. ETSun-
day to go over final preparations
for that days top-secret raid on
a complex 35 miles outside Is-
lamabad that those in the room
believed was built to hide Osa-
ma bin Laden.
Few beyond that room had
any inkling that the government
had been planning this raid for
months and had worked to find
the sprawling complex for years
all based on a tip from a de-
tainee who gave authorities a
nomde guerre for a man he said
couldbehidingtheworlds most
notorious terrorist.
At 3:32 p.m., Obama rejoined
his aides as a small teamof Navy
SEALs boardedhelicopters inthe
dark and headed toward the af-
fluent suburb of Abbottabad in
their quest to capture or kill the
man responsible for 9/11.
On Monday, White House
counterterrorism czar John
Brennan described the scene in
the Situation Roomas one of the
most anxiety filled of his life.
He would not describe how
the group followed the raid in
real time whether they could
watch it unfold on video or
whether they had audio from
the scene but he said the
room was near-silent as events
SEALs practiced at replica
A photo of the scene released
by the White House illustrates
the stress. Obama, Vice Presi-
dent Biden and a dozen top
aides are huddled on one side of
the room, staring at something
on the other side. They all look
concerned; Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton is hold-
ing her hand over her mouth.
Although the entire raid, dur-
ing which bin Laden and those
hiding him were killed, passed
in 40 minutes, those minutes
passed like days, Brennan said.
The commandos knew how
the complex was laid out and
even where bin Laden and his
family likely could be found on
the second and third floors of
the largest building on site. Ac-
cording to the National Journal,
they had been practicing at a
mock complex, a replica of bin
Ladens home, built at a secret
base in nearby Afghanistan.
You can imagine that for
something as important as this,
and something as risky as this,
every effort would be made to
do the practice runs, understand
the complexities and the layout
of the compound, Brennansaid.
There were multiple opportu-
nities to do that in terms of go-
ing throughthe exercises to pre-
pare for it so that once they hit
the compound they had already
simulated that a number of
The SEALs could not know for
sure what would happen once
they dropped in to the complex.
They didnt know whether they
could get in and out before the
Pakistani government which
had not been informed about
the raid before it was launched
would be able to scramble
fighter jets and get them to the
scene to respond to what to Pa-
kistan was a threat from a mys-
terious source.
There were a lot of people
holding their breath, Brennan
said. It went like clockwork
BinLadenandthe courier hid-
ing him, along with the couriers
brother, put up a fight as ex-
Brennan said U.S. forces were
prepared to take bin Laden alive
but knew he would probably
not go downeasy. It was unclear
Monday whether he got off any
rounds, Brennan said, but he
reached for a weapon as a fire-
fight broke out, and the SEALs
shot himin the head.
After the U.S. forces secured
the area, collected bin Ladens
body and sent word to the
White House that he had been
tentatively identified, it became
clear that one of their helicop-
ters, which had stalled on its
way into the compound, could
not be restarted. Reinforce-
ments came in, the broken air-
craft was destroyed so it
wouldnt fall into hostile hands,
and the SEALs got out before
Pakistani jets got to the scene.
The commandos were able to
make off with a cache of in-
formation that could help the
government root out more al-
Qaeda leaders, Brennan said,
and no Americans were injured
in the raid.
In the Situation Room, there
was a tremendous sighof relief,
Brennan said. Thankfully, no
Pakistani aircraft engaged.
Analysts saic it was one of the
most successful raids they can
recall. This is probably the most
historic raid in U.S. history, said
Rick Nelson, an analyst at the
Center for Strategic and Interna-
tional Studies.
Months of secret meetings
It had its roots in a tip, years
ago. According to the Associated
Press, it came from al-Qaedas
No. 3 leader Khalid Sheikh Mo-
hammed, who gave authorities
the nicknames of several of bin
Ladens couriers men who
could be hiding the al-Qaeda
leader. The CIA honed in on one
man when another detainee,
Abu Faraj al-Libi, provided in-
terrogators with more informa-
tion. Two years ago, the CIA fig-
ured out where the man might
be living, and in August 2010, it
identified the complex.
It was a house eight times
bigger than any other in the af-
fluent neighborhood of mostly
Pakistani military retirees. Lo-
cated near a military training
academy, it had 12- to 18-foot
walls topped with barbed wire,
security gates and guards and
no phone or Internet service. Its
residents the courier and his
brother and their families and
bin Laden and his family
burned their garbage instead of
putting it out for collection like
everyone else.
The CIAknewfor months that
the complex, which was built in
2005 at the end of a dirt road,
was being usedto hide someone
important. It took a while to
become certain that someone
was bin Laden.
While they worked to nail it
down, Obama ran months of se-
cret meetings with top advisers
to go over a plan. They discussed
many options, including an as-
sault fromthe air, and there was
not unanimity about the plan,
that was executed, Brennan
said. The president had to look
at all the different scenarios, all
the different contingencies that
are out there, he said. What
would have been the downsides
if, in fact, it wasnt bin Laden?
What would have happened if a
helicopter went down?
Brennan agreed that the com-
mandos should go in.
Friday morning at 8:20 a.m.,
before he boarded a plane for
Alabama to view tornado dam-
age, Obama gave the go-ahead
for the weekend raid. It was
scrapped Saturday because of
bad weather. That night, the
president attended the White
House Correspondents Associa-
tion annual dinner.
He gave no hint of what was
happening behind the scenes.
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1957 Born in Saudi Arabia to construction
tycoon; he is one of 54 children
1970s Becomes involved in fundamentalist
movement in Saudi Arabia; receives civil engi-
neering degree and joins family construction
1980s Is praised at home after fighting Soviet
troops in Afghanistan
1990s Moves to Sudan and is stripped of
Saudi citizenship for continued criticism of
the United States
1992 Saudi Arabia freezes his bank accounts
and $350 million share of family business
1996 Forced from Sudan, moves operations to
September 2001 Takes credit for 9/11
attacks on United States
December 2001 May have barely escaped
capture during battle in Tora Bora mountain
region in opening days of war in Afghanistan
Sunday Killed in shootout with Navy SEALs
after years of video- and audiotapes condemn-
ing the West and Israel and threatening attacks
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Osama bin Laden
Sunday, 2 p.m. Obama meets
to review final preparations
for the raid.
Sunday, 4:15 p.m. (1:15 a.m.
Afghan time) Troops from
Navy SEAL Team Six attack
the compound with four heli-
Sunday, 4:45 p.m. (1:45 a.m.
Afghan time) One helicopter
lands hard and is destroyed.
The SEAL Team lifts off in
three helicopters with bin
Ladens remains.
Sunday, 7:01 p.m. Obama is
told there is a high probabil-
ity that bin Laden is dead.
Terrorists hide-out: The wreckage of a helicopter lies
near the wall of the compound where U.S. forces went
hunting for Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
By Mohammad Zubair, AP
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March 14 Obama and the National Secu-
rity Council hold the first of at least five
meetings about Osama bin Laden.
Obama considers
attack options on the
White House held breath during operation
Minutes passed like days as raid
unfolded, and when it ended, there
was a tremendous sigh of relief
By Mimi Hall and JimMichaels
By Pete Souza, White House
Inthe SituationRoom: Vice President Biden, left, and President Obama, along with members of the
national security team, receive an update Sunday at the White House on the mission. via AP
Reportedly gave interrogators
bin Laden couriers nicknames.
For the elite troops who
have hunted Osama bin
Laden since 9/11, the dar-
ing attack by a teamof
Navy SEALs that ended his
life was the Holy Grail of
special operations mis-
Within hours of the
announcement, I had doz-
ens of phone calls and text
messages fromfellow
SEALs celebrating this
victory, says Eric Greitens,
a SEAL and lieutenant
commander in the Navy
Every SEAL that I know
would have wanted to
have taken part in that
operation, says Greitens,
author of the book The
Heart and the Fist.
I mean theyve trained
for it. Theyve thought
about it. Theyve lived it
since 9/11, says Kyle
Lamb, a retired sergeant
major with the Armys elite
Delta Force, which carries
out similar missions.
Obviously, I wish it was
Army guys, Lamb adds
with a chuckle. But good
for them(the SEALs).
Word of the raid spread
like wildfire through the
68,000-member special
operations community.
It was very personal to
go into his house and kill
himwhere he slept, Lamb
says. We want these guys
to be scared that at any
moment . . . the doors are
going to blowoff the
And the SEAL who fired
the bullet that killed bin
He will be revered for
the rest of his life as the guy
who . . . took one of the
most important shots in
the history of the war on
terrorism, Greitens says.
Elite forces
proud of
By Gregg Zoroya
After almost a decade of pur-
suit, the worlds greatest man-
hunt ended with Osama bin
Laden cornered not in a cave but
in a mansion on the edges of a
leafy city near Pakistans capital,
He was hiding, in a sense, in
plain sight.
It is a big surprise for me that
bin Laden was actually there,
said Sadik Aale Mohammad,
who lives a mile from bin Lad-
ens compound in Abbottabad, a
middle-class Pakistani city an
hours drive north of Islamabad.
We are in disbelief that this
happened in Pakistan and Ab-
bottabad, which is such a peace-
ful place, he said.
Situated in the Orash Valley,
Abbottabad is circled by forest-
ed hills cut by the Karakoram
Highway, once part of the fabled
Silk Road. Tourists come here in
the summers for its pleasant
Abbottabad is home to a large
military base, and a prominent
Pakistani army academy. Sol-
diers are everywhere.
That U.S. intelligence agents
and special operations forces
tracked bin Laden there, and
that he appeared to have been
with family and aides for con-
siderable time, has raised ques-
tions about the role and veracity
of Pakistans government, a nu-
clear power and nominal ally of
the United States in its war
against Taliban in Afghanistan.
It raises questions about the
degree to which Pakistan was
complicit in hiding and protect-
ing bin Laden, founder of al-
Qaeda and mastermind of the
terrorist attacks on the United
States that killed thousands of
Americans on 9/11. Some ex-
perts say the find potentially
shakes the future of U.S.-Paki-
stani relations bysuggestingter-
rorists are operating more freely
here than previously assumed.
The question of where Paki-
stan stands in this whole effort
has come to the fore, said Rich-
ard Haass, president of the
Council on Foreign Relations
and former State Department
official. This long, flawed and
difficult relationship will be en-
tering another difficult phase.
Former Pakistani president
Pervez Musharraf, interviewed
in Dubai by Bloomberg TV, in-
sisted Pakistan had cooperated
fully with the U.S. government
and said he had never known
bin Ladens location.
No, never, Musharraf said.
That really surprises me.
The implications for Pakistan
were clear to its own citizens.
What was he doing in Paki-
stan? asked Umair Ejaz, a busi-
nessman in Lahore, which has
been the scene of Islamist vio-
lence. He said his countrys im-
age has been damaged because
it implies Pakistan had given
himfree accommodation.
The blowback from this is
going to be huge, Ejaz said.
Pakistan has seen rising levels
of violence linked to terrorists
operating in the country, which
has been a base for extremist
Taliban fighting against U.S.
troops in neighboring Afghani-
Bin Ladens refuge in a large
compound in a Pakistani mil-
itary town is evidence that bin
Laden was protected by Islamic
elements in the Pakistani army,
said Walid Phares, a senior fel-
low at the Foundation for the
Defense of Democracies.
Even so, Phares doubted Paki-
stani policy leaders knew bin
Laden was there reasoning
they would never put him in a
Club Med situation. They would
put himinthe Kushmountains.
Stephen Tankel, a visiting
scholar at the Carnegie Endow-
ment for International Peace in
Washington, said bin Ladens
compound, bigger and more se-
cure andsecretive thanothers in
the area, could not have been
built without Pakistani officials
knowing someone important
was there. His presence there,
and the support he may have
been receiving from accom-
plices in the country, point to a
growing jihadi threat in Paki-
stan, Tankel said.
House Intelligence Chairman
Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said that
of the known 20 top al-Qaeda
leaders, at least 10 to 12 we
believe to be traveling around
Pakistan someplace.
He said the U.S. government
will ask tough questions of the
Pakistani government, a recipi-
ent of substantial U.S. financial
aid, and its ISI security agency.
But, Rogers added, U.S. reaction
must be tempered with the
knowledge of delicate internal
political considerations for the
countrys rulers.
It is incredibly important for
us that we maintain a relation-
ship, so that we can pursue
those targets that we know are
posing a threat to the United
States, he said.
Only two interpretations
could explain bin Ladens pres-
ence in Abbottabad, an old Brit-
ish military garrison town now
occupied by active and retired
Pakistani military officials, says
Andrew Wilder, director of Af-
ghanistan and Pakistan pro-
grams at the United States In-
stitute of Peace, a Washington
think tank.
One is that they (Pakistani
security officials) didnt know,
which is pretty bad news,
Wilder says. And one, that they
did know, which is worse
Its hard not to conclude that
some aspects of the Pakistani
military establishment were
aware of bin Ladens where-
abouts, which has disturbing
implications for U.S. relations in
the country, he says. Yester-
days events will further weaken
an already weak partnership.
Wilder said he did not think
Pakistan is about to implode or
be overtaken by Islamist ex-
tremists. The military there is
protecting its own interests and
is not at war with the state, and
every new al-Qaeda attack in
Pakistan turns more of the pub-
lic and the military against the
terrorist group, he said.
Contributing: Jackie Kucinich
Town used as haven is a peaceful place
By Aisha Chowdhry,
WilliamM. Welch
and Oren Dorell
By AnjumNaveed, AP
Hiding inplainsight: Pakistani troops patrol Monday near the house where it is believed Osama bin Laden lived in Abbottabad
BEIRUT The demise of Osa-
ma bin Laden was praised by
many nations victimized by the
jihadist violence of al-Qaeda,
though some said it would not
by itself end the jihadist move-
ment he helped create.
This is the fate that evil kill-
ers deserve, said outgoing Leb-
anese Prime Minister Saad Hari-
ri, deploring the harm that bin
Laden did to the image of Islam
and Arab causes.
Author and Al-Hayat journal-
ist Hazem al-Amine, who spe-
cializes in radical Islamic groups
in Lebanon, saw hope in the
death. Bin Ladens assassina-
tion comes as the crowning of a
new peaceful movement that is
taking the Middle East by
storm, he said. The popular
uprisings taking place in the
Middle East are showing Arabs
that democratic revolutions are
an efficient substitute to vio-
lence, one that can trigger great-
er change than traditional ter-
rorist attacks.
Al-Qaeda has lost standing
among Muslims as its use of
terrorist tactics has resulted in
significant Muslim casualties. A
recent survey of Muslims
around the world found little
support for bin Laden, according
to the Pew Research Centers
Global Attitudes Project. The al-
Qaeda leader received his high-
est level of support 34% in
the Palestinian territories.
They have lost the support of
the Sunni community in Iraq.
This has constituted a major
drawback for the organization,
which depends essentially on
guerrilla warfare, and coopera-
tion of local populations, al-
Amine says.
Still, al-Qaedas attacks have
continued in many countries.
Sheik Omar Bakri, a radical Leb-
anese, expects al-Qaeda to re-
taliate in the West in a manner
that will befit bin Ladens rep-
The assassination of Sheik
Osama will further boost the or-
ganizations efforts to recruit
In Afghanistan, where bin
Laden was given refuge by the
countrys previous Taliban rul-
ers, local officials erupted in ap-
plause when President Hamid
Karzai told themthe news.
Bin Ladens hands were
dipped in the blood of thou-
sands and thousands of chil-
dren, youths and elders of Af-
ghanistan, Karzai said.
Others in the war-torn nation
disagreed about bin Ladens leg-
He was like a hero in the
Muslim world, said Sayed Jalal,
a rickshaw driver in the eastern
Afghan city of Jalalabad. His
struggle was always against
non-Muslims and infidels, and
against superpowers.
Those who followed or sym-
pathized with bin Laden ex-
pressed shock and dismay, or
vowed revenge.
Myheart is broken, saidMo-
hebullah, a Taliban fighter-
turned-farmer in eastern Af-
ghanistan. Inthe past, we heard
a lot of rumors about his death,
but if he did die, it is a disaster
and a black day.
Contributing: The Associated
Across the Middle East, reactions span the spectrum
By Khalil Senosi, AP
Avictimprays inKenya: Douglas Sidialo, who lost his sight in
al-Qaeda's 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, prays on
Monday at the memorial in Nairobi to those who died in the attack.
By Mona Alami
Special for USATODAY
of Osama bin Laden, celebrated
in the U.S. and other countries
targeted by al-Qaeda, is likely to
throw the terrorist groups sur-
viving leadershipintochaos and
spawn reprisals from affiliate
groups attempting to fill the
void left by the longtime terror
icon, security analysts and gov-
ernment officials said Monday.
Decapitation does not mean
the end of the movement, said
Georgetown University profes-
sor Bruce Hoffman, who has
studied terrorismand insurgen-
cies for more than three dec-
Some may see this as an op-
portunity to steal the limelight,
he said. While the risk (of at-
tacks) may go up, the good
news is that in the rush to do
something, some of these
(groups) may go off half-
For years, bin Ladens grip on
the operational workings of al-
Qaeda had loosened dramat-
ically as thousands of operatives
were captured or killed on the
battlefields of Afghanistan and
Iraq and drone attacks chased
top terror leaders deeper into
hiding, the analysts said.
But what survives is a frac-
tured network of small terrorist
franchises strewn across Asia,
Africa and the Middle East.
Al-Qaeda, the organization,
is hurting, but the fight in the
coming years will be with al-
Qaeda-ism the movement
that survives bin Laden, said
Phil Mudd, former executive as-
sistant director of the FBIs Na-
tional Security Branch.
Perhaps the most troubling
aspect of al-Qaedas continuing
influence is the emergence of
so-called homegrownU.S. oper-
atives who have drawn inspira-
tion from bin Laden and, more
recently, radical Yemen cleric
Anwar al-Awlaki, said Tom
Kean, co-chairman of the 9/11
Commission, which identified a
series of government security
failures leading up to the 2001
For example, Army Maj. Nidal
Hasan, accused in the 2009
massacre at Fort Hood, Texas,
where 13 people were killed,
allegedly sought guidance from
the U.S.-born al-Awlaki prior to
the shooting.
The increasing threat of
homegrown terrorism is part of
the (al-Qaeda) legacy, Kean
said, adding that the threat is
likely to intensify in the after-
math of bin Ladens death.
Marc Sageman, a terror ana-
lyst who has served as a con-
sultant for the New York Police
Department, said U.S. officials
were over-estimating al-Qae-
das capacity to strike. And with
bin Laden gone, he said, the ter-
ror organization would struggle
to attract newrecruits.
Some person may become
the newhead of the global jiha-
dist network, but nobody will
ever come close to Osama bin
Although bin Ladens assassi-
nation was lauded by White
House deputy national security
adviser John Brennan as a de-
fining moment for U.S.
counterterrorism operations,
the celebration was tempered
by talk of a continuing battle.
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., a mem-
ber of the Armed Services Com-
mittee, said bin Ladens death
deals a huge symbolic blow to
Reed said the terrorist lead-
ers death should alarm the
groups surviving members, in-
cluding top lieutenant Ayman
Despite those considerations,
Reed said al-Qaeda remained a
threat to U.S. interests.
This does not eliminate the
threat of terrorism, Reed said.
It does not eliminate the threat
of cells operating independent-
ly. This is a multiyear, perhaps
generational, effort that re-
quires as much diplomacy as it
does military action to defeat.
Contributing: Richard Wolf and
Gregg Zoroya
AP file photo by Mazhar Ali Khan
Topterror leaders: Ayman al-Zawahri, left, is pictured with
Osama bin Laden in1998. Zawahri was bin Ladens No. 2 man.
Terror groups
live on despite
leadership void
legacy likely
to rebound
By Kevin Johnson
and TomVanden Brook
in Pakistan, Nagl said. Pakistan
could also commit itself to help-
ing dismantle the Haqqani net-
work and gain control of its law-
less frontier region that serves as
a safe harbor for the Taliban.
Those would be enormously
significant actions, Nagl said.
NATOandAfghanforces are suf-
ficient to deal with the Afghan
Taliban if it no longer has sanctu-
ary in Pakistan.
There are about 100,000 U.S.
troops and an additional 40,000
from allied countries in Afghani-
stan. The Afghanarmy andpolice
have about 280,000 members.
President Obama has vowed to
start bringing home U.S. troops,
beginning in July, and handing
over more security responsibil-
ities to the Afghans.
Senate Armed Services Com-
mittee Chairman Carl Levin, D-
Mich.,said that bin Ladens death
will reinforce Obamas desire for
a robust reduction in U.S.
forces. But committee member
Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.,
warned that too quick a with-
drawal risks repeating mistakes
made in the 1990s. At that time,
the Taliban took over the coun-
try, invitedal-Qaeda andallowed
the 9/11 attacks to be hatched
there, he said.
House Intelligence Chairman
Mike Rogers, R-Mich., cautioned
against conflating success
against bin Laden and al-Qaeda
inPakistanwithfighting the Tali-
ban in Afghanistan.
Contributing: Jackie Kucinich
Osama binLadens deathcould
cause serious damage to the Tali-
ban networks fighting the U.S.-
led coalition in Afghanistan, ex-
perts said Monday. How severe
that damage is will depend on
whether Pakistani officials police
their side of the border.
It will have an impact, Sen.
Jack Reed, D-R.I., who sits on the
Senate Armed Services Commit-
tee. What will that impact be
and what magnitude?
For years, Talibanfighters have
used havens in Pakistan to rest,
train and re-equip themselves.
An offshoot of the Taliban, the
Haqqani terror network, has had
ties to the Pakistani intelligence
Pakistan must decide whether
to cooperate in finding terrorists,
or risk further embarrassment
and international censure for
harboring terrorists, said John
Nagl, president of the Center for
a NewAmerican Security, retired
Army officer andexpert oncoun-
Pakistan is making those de-
cisions right now, Nagl said.
Theres a real chance that Paki-
stan, which is embarrassed, will
make the hard decision and will
give us some of what were ask-
ing for.
That would include the loca-
tions of Ayman Zawahri, al-Qae-
das No. 2 leader, and Taliban
leader Mullah Omar, both of
whom are believed to be hiding
Hard decisions
ahead for Pakistan
By TomVanden Brook
I Bonds will pay interest rate of 4.6%
Inflation-adjusted Savings Bonds issued from
May to October will pay an interest rate of 4.6%,
the Treasury Department said, reflecting a 4.6%
annualized rate of inflation and a 0% fixed rate.
The inflation component was based on the rise in
the consumer price index from September 2010
to March 2011. The inflation component is ad-
justed every six months; the fixed rate remains
the same for the life of the bond.
Mobile, social retail marketing rises
Retailers are rapidly embracing mobile and
social marketing, according to a study out today
from the National Retail Federation. The State of
Retailing Online found 91% of retailers have mo-
bile strategies in place or being developed, up
from74% a year ago. Online retailers also report-
ed 21% of their mobile traffic is fromtablets such
as the iPad. In the survey of 68
companies by Forrester Re-
search, 30% of retailers said
they plan to provide store asso-
ciates with tablets or smart-
phones to improve selling.
TiVo paid in patent case
Satellite broadcaster Dish
Network and set-top box sup-
plier EchoStar will pay TiVo
$500 million to settle a patent
lawsuit over digital video re-
corder technology, the compa-
nies said. The settlement is one
of the largest made over patent
disputes. TiVo said it strength-
ened its hand in getting settle-
ments or patent licensing fees
Factory orders rise 5th straight month
U.S. businesses increased their demand for
industrial machinery, computers and autos in
March, lifting factory orders for the fifth consec-
utive month. Orders rose 3%inMarchafter a 0.7%
increase in February, the Commerce Department
reported Tuesday. A key category that signals
business investment plans jumped 4.1% after a
small increase in February and a big decline in
January. Excluding the volatile transportation
sector, orders rose 2.6%. The March increase
pushed total orders to $462.9 billion, up 31.2%
from the recession low hit in March 2009. Ana-
lysts noted that the March increase was partly
driven by higher oil prices. But the report also
supported evidence that the manufacturing sec-
tor has been one of the strongest segments of the
economy since the recession ended nearly two
years ago. On Monday, the Institute for Supply
Management reported that manufacturing activ-
ity rose for a 21st straight month in April.
Sony says hackers may have more info
Sony says that hackers may have taken per-
sonal informationfromanadditional 24.6million
user accounts after a review of the recent Play-
Station Network breach found an earlier intru-
sionat its online entertainment division. The data
loss comes on top of the 77 million PlayStation
accounts it has already said were jeopardized by
a malicious intrusion. Sony says it shut service to
Sony Online Entertainment games such as DC
Universe Online Monday morning.
Fromstaff and Associated Press reports
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survey of 21,339 high school seniors.
By Jae Yang and Alejandro Gonzalez, USA TODAY
Does higher tuition reflect
better quality at private
As Congress eyes the federal payroll for budget
cuts, do you know who the nations highest-paid
federal workers are?
Department of Veterans Affairs doctors, Securi-
ties and Exchange Commission lawyers and Na-
tional Institutes of Health physicians represent
the most numerous groups among at least 17,828
federal employees whose annualized sala-
ries totaled $180,000 or more in September
The high-salaried occupations emerged from a
USA TODAY analysis of Office of Personnel Man-
agement federal workforce data that also found:
uWhile the highest-salary earners accounted
for less than 1% of the 2.1 million federal workers
in the data, their ranks soared from the 805 with
annualized salaries of $180,000 or more in 2005.
Nearly 90% held excepted service jobs, meaning
they worked at agencies that set their own qual-
ification requirements and arent subject to the
appointment, pay and classification regulations
that apply to other civil service posts.
uDoctors held roughly eight out of 10 of the
top-salaried jobs. Attorneys accounted for
nearly 6%, followedby dentists, withalmost
3%, and financial institution examiners,
with nearly 2%.
uNearly two out of three were men. Almost
nine out of 10 were 40 or older. And more than
half had at least 10 years of federal service.
uCalifornia, Maryland, the District of Colum-
bia, New York and Texas had both the highest
numbers of the high-salary jobs and the highest
number of all federal posts.
The highly skilled, top-salaried jobs identified
by the analysis highlight the thorny decisions
Congress will face as lawmakers, sharply divided
Whos making $180,000+?
Doctors, lawyers and
dentists tops in federal
jobs pay rate, data show
By Kevin McCoy
Please see COVERSTORYnext page u
Federal agencies and
occupations with the most
employees with annualized
salaries of $180,000 or more
in September 2010:
Veterans Health
Securities and Exchange
National Institutes
of Health
Food and Drug
Veterans Health
Occupation Medical officer (doctor) General attorney Medical officer (doctor) Medical officer (doctor) Dental officer
Jobs $180,000 or over
12,708 598 579 426 425
Indian Health
Office of the Comptroller
of the Currency
Federal Deposit
Insurance Corp.
Securities and Exchange
U.S. Army
Medical Command
Occupation Medical officer
Financial institution examining General attorney Accounting Medical officer (doctor)
Jobs $180,000 or over
303 238 232 203 187
Note: Datadoes not includetheWhiteHouse, thefederal judiciary, most of thelegislativebranchor several agencies suchas theCIAandNational SecurityAgency
Source: USATODAYanalysis of Officeof Personnel Management Employment Data
uA longer list
of federal jobs
is on 2B.
SAN FRANCISCO There was a live account of
Osama bin Ladens death. On Twitter.
Seven hours before President Obama an-
nounced that U.S. forces had launched a fatal
assault on bin Ladens compound, a computer
programmer in northern Pakistan startled by a
clattering helicopter in the wee hours Sunday
began tweeting.
ByearlyMonday, SohaibAthar (@ReallyVirtual)
was famous as the guy who, while live-tweeting a
series of helicopter actions and explosions, un-
wittingly covered the firefight.
Uh oh, now Im the guy who live-blogged the
Osama raid without knowing it, the 33-year-old
Athar tweeted.
His first tweet was innocuous: Helicopter hov-
ering above Abbottabad at 1AM(is a rare event).
The account was soon confirmed by a second
Twitter user, Keith Urbahn (@KeithUrbahn), who
says on his Twitter profile that he is the chief of
staff for former U.S. Defense secretary Donald
Withinhours, there were more than2.2 million
mentions of bin Laden on Twitter 1.5 million of
them in the U.S., according to social-media ana-
lytics firmSysomos.
Twitter says its online traffic spiked to about
5,000 tweets per second at the beginning and end
of Obamas speech. (By comparison, there were
about 4,000 tweets per second for this years
Super Bowl.)
Twitter averaged 3,440 tweets per second from
10:45 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET Sunday night.
As of Monday morning, there were 356,985
Likes on Facebook on bin Ladens death.
The chatter underscored, yet again, the power
of social media and the increasing use of Face-
book, YouTube and Twitter as alternative media
sources, say social-media watchers and analysts.
This is what we are coming to expect nowa-
days people witnessing and participating in
global conversations about events through a
number of media platforms (Twitter, CNN, Face-
book, network TV), says Peter Chow-White, a
communication professor at Simon Fraser Uni-
versity in Vancouver.
Brian Solis, a principal analyst at market re-
searcher Altimeter Group, says the frenzied chat-
ter signals how Twitter shines as a human seis-
Females were discussing the news by 2-to-1,
says Harris Interactive.
Athars tweets earned himtens of thousands of
new followers as he described the operation to
kill the most hunted man in the world. As of
Monday, he had more than 75,000 followers.
Athar did not respond to e-mail seeking com-
ment. (He explainedinanearlier tweet that he set
up a filter to stop his e-mail box from being
flooded with interviewrequests.)
Man unwittingly live tweets raid
Battle sounds at bin
Laden home reported
By Jon Swartz
uMore bin Laden coverage, 1A
Chrysler Group reported Monday
that it earned $116 million in the
first quarter, the first profit since its
bankruptcy reorganization in June
2009 and a big jump from a $147
million loss a year ago.
CEO Sergio Marchionne, also chief
of Italys Fiat, which now owns 30%
of Chrysler and has management
control, said the results show the
company is on the right track. But
success is incredibly temporary, he
warned, speaking in an earnings
webcast withanalysts andmedia
Monday. First quarter
is done. We
have a
of quarters to do.
Hot-button issues that came up
during the earnings discussion:
uPrivate refinancing to pay off
Chryslers government loans. Mar-
chionne said the refinancing would
happen soon, allowing the car com-
pany to substantially cut the $1 bil-
lion-plus in annual interest its pay-
ing the U.S. and Canadian govern-
But he wouldnt say by howmuch.
He said his legal advisers are about
to throw objects at me, (so) I am
going to refuse to answer questions
about what interest rate we expect.
Whenever it happens, Mar-
chionne said, Fiat also will contrib-
ute $1.3 billion to take its stake in
Chrysler to 46%.
uOffering stock to the public, as
General Motors has done, and be-
coming a public company again. CFO
Richard Palmer said that could oc-
cur during 2011.
uThe promisedU.S.-built 40-mpg
car that under the bankruptcy deal
with the government will earn Fiat
another 5% of Chrysler and take it
to a 51%majority stake.
Marchionne: By the fourth quar-
ter of this year, when a car with a
40-miles-per-gallon unadjusted
combined mileage will be certi-
fied for U.S. production.
That does not neces-
sarily mean a car
for which 40
will appear
anywhere on the familiar window-
sticker gas mileage ratings.
Unadjusted means the raw
mileage data generated in testing by
the Environmental Protection Agen-
cy before it is adjusted downward
by roughly 25% to get a more real-
istic real-world driving number for
the windowstickers of newvehicles.
Combined, however, means the
blended city/highway number, not
the higher, highway-only rating that
most automakers like to advertise.
Thus, according to Marchionnes
wording, verified by Chrysler, the
40-mpg car might show only 31
mpg or so on the windowsticker for
combined city/highway use, though
it might get a 40mpghighwayrating
on the sticker.
The same gap between govern-
ment testing and adjusted window-
sticker numbers is common to all
cars and not specific to this one.
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along ideological lines, seek cost
savings through federal payroll
cuts. The critical nature of many
of the healthcare posts also sug-
gests a need for cost-cutters to
evaluate the services performed
by specific occupations during
any downsizing process.
If you start trying to do some
kind of across-the-board cut, or
a rollback of high-salaried peo-
ple, its going to
have a dispro-
portionate im-
pact, said John
Palguta, vice president for policy
at the Partnershipfor Public Ser-
vice, a non-profit that encour-
ages younger workers to join
government service. He added
that the impact would hit some
agencies where theres a con-
sensus that these are parts of
government we want to work
very well.
James Sherk of the Heritage
Foundation, a think tank that
promotes conservative public
policies, said many of the high-
paid federal jobs are not over-
paid and may be underpaid
in comparison with the private
sector. Still, Sherk said thats not
true of the overall federal work-
force, so all federal jobs should
be carefully evaluated.
If the private sector has tocut
back because were in tough
times, the government should
cut back, too, said Sherk, a sen-
ior policy analyst in labor eco-
Thats exactly what Congress
is considering. In the wake of a
White House fiscal commission
that recommended dramatic
cuts, the GOP-controlled House
this month approved a 2012
budget plan aimed at cutting
federal spending by $5.8 trillion
over the next 10 years.
Proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan,
R-Wis., the plan would make
deep cuts in discretionary
spending programs and trans-
form Medicare from a direct
government payment systemto
a program in which seniors
would get vouchers to pay part
of the cost of private health in-
surance. The plan also aims for a
10% cut in the federal workforce
by 2014 by allowing the govern-
ment to hire only one employee
for every three who retire.
Ryans plan has virtually no
chance of winning approval in
the Democrat-controlled Sen-
ate. But his proposal framed the
budget debate, as President
Obama subsequently offered a
plan that the White House said
would cut $4 trillion in debt
over 12 years by mixing spend-
ing cuts and tax increases.
Against that backdrop, USA
TODAY analyzed the highest-
paid federal workers in Office of
Personnel Management em-
ployment data, basedonits Cen-
tral Personnel Data File, the
most authoritative database of
federal executive-branch em-
ployees. The data include annu-
alized salary levels and other
information for federal workers
in September 2010, the end of
the last fiscal year. The data
dont cover the White House,
the federal judiciary, most em-
ployees of the legislative branch,
federal contractors or some
agencies, such as the CIA and
National Security Agency.
The Veterans Health Admini-
stration topped the list of high-
paying jobs. The data showed
12,708 doctors had annualized
salaries of $180,000 or more.
The agency said its job count
was 99 positions less than the
Office of Personnel Manage-
ments data. The jobs ranged
from direct-care physicians to
doctor-administrators and
chiefs of surgery andother med-
ical departments.
The agency also had 425 den-
tists inthetop-salariedcategory,
the federal data showed.
The VHA operates 152 med-
ical centers nationwide, plus
more than 900 outpatient clin-
ics, as it provides care to veter-
ans who served from World
War II to those who served dur-
ing the current struggles in Iraq
and Afghanistan. There has been
a 39% increase in veterans with
service-connected disabilities
since 1990, according to a De-
cember report by the National
Center for Veterans Analysis and
Statistics. Annual outpatient vis-
its to VHA facilities jumped
fromroughly 50 million in 2003
to more than 70 million last
year, the report showed.
I dont believe thats a partic-
ularly unrealistic staffing level,
Marisa Palkuti, director of the
VHAs health care retention and
recruitment office, said of the
agencys high-salaried employ-
ees. We are in the ballpark, if
not lower than the private sec-
tor in terms of medical salaries.
Paul Light a New York Uni-
versity professor of government
and federal civil service expert
who has advocated analyzing
federal vacancies and filling po-
sitions basedonnecessity said
Congress is unlikely to apply
such a test to VHA medical posi-
The veterans lobby is very
powerful. They would not allow
that winnowing at the top. They
just would not, said Light, who
stressedthat he didnot question
the care provided by VAdoctors.
Paying well for talent
But Light said he was sur-
prised the federal data showed
that 598 SEC lawyers ranked
second among the largest em-
ployee groups with the top an-
nualized salaries.
The financial industry regula-
tor, widely criticized for its fail-
ure to detect and stop Ponzi
scheme architect Bernard Ma-
doff, hasnt been doing its job
very well, and yet its lawyers
come out on top. Thats a shock,
dont youthink? saidLight. Giv-
en the national concern with
fighting crime, he questioned
why federal prosecutors didnt
top SEC lawyers in numbers of
highest-salaried attorneys.
The SEC said it must pay top
salaries to attract the best legal
talent from the private sector
and remain competitive with
other financial regulators.
The highest-salaried attor-
neys would earn even more if
they worked in the private sec-
tor, the SEC said. The lawyers
help investigate suspected fi-
nancial scams, pursuing federal
civil court actions to shut down
and penalize pyramid scheme
operators such as Madoff and
others who prey on unwary in-
vestors. Less than one-third of
SEC lawyers earn $180,000 or
more, the federal data show.
In February, SEC Chairman
Mary Schapiro said her agency,
largely funded by fees levied on
securities registrations and fil-
ings, doesnt have enough mon-
ey to police properly the finan-
cial industrys increasing use of
complex new trading strategies
and newtechnologies. Added to
that mission, the SECis expected
to draft and oversee dozens of
new regulations required under
a sweeping financial reformlaw.
It is a strain that is already
having an impact on our core
mission, separate and apart
from the new responsibilities
that Congress gave us to reg-
ulate derivatives, hedge fund
advisers and credit-rating agen-
cies, Schapirosaidduringa Feb-
ruary news conference. Testify-
ing before a House subcommit-
tee in March, Schapiro also
stressed that the SEC and its
attorneys already oversee
35,000 entities, including
11,800 investment advisers,
7,500 mutual funds, and more
than 5,000 broker-dealers.
Additionally, the SEC over the
last twoyears launchedtraining,
reorganization and hiring initia-
tives aimed at strengthening its
financial oversight. House Re-
publicans have opposed a bud-
get increase for the agency amid
their effort to close the nations
budget deficit.
The National Institutes of
Health, the nations medical-re-
search agency, had 579 doctors
with annualized salaries of
$180,000 or more, the data
show. The agency said it has to
pay competitive salaries to at-
tract and retain top medical re-
searchers to carry on the mis-
sion of finding the cause, pre-
vention and cure of diseases.
The NIH also researches hu-
man growth and development;
biological effects of environ-
mental contaminants; andmen-
tal, addictive and physical dis-
Other agencies, such as the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
and the Comptroller of the Cur-
rency, had hundreds of attor-
neys, administrators or financial
examiners in the top-salaried
category. But those employees
were paid not by taxpayer funds
but byassessments onthe banks
and financial institutions the
agencies oversee.
Trimming such positions
really wouldnt save the gov-
ernment anymoney, saidKevin
Mukri, a Comptroller of the Cur-
rency spokesman.
Setting priorities
But experts who have studied
the federal workforce said the
ongoing effort to trimthe feder-
al budget should include a care-
ful, need-based assessment of
all jobs, including those withthe
highest salaries.
Its not a question of the size,
whether government should be
bigger or smaller, Palguta said.
Its really a question of making
sure that once we have a con-
sensus on what we want gov-
ernment to do, making sure it
can do it well. The only way to
do that is youve got to take it
program by program, function
by function, agency by agency.
Sherk suggested that the
place to focus cost-cutting
analysis is the middle skill lev-
el, where he said federal em-
ployees often earn more than
private sector counterparts.
You can find secretaries mak-
ing $80,000 a year, he said.
When youre paying for mid-
level skill sets, youre paying
premium pay for not-premium
work. He added, Basically, the
government isnt subject to
market forces and added that
federal job expansion keeps
going and going and going, like
the Energizer Bunny.
Some of that expansion is dif-
ficult to quantify, Light said, be-
causeit involves federal contract
and grant jobs. Theyre not in-
cluded in the federal workforce
database. However, Light esti-
mated in 2005 there were more
than 10.5 million of those work-
ers more than twice as many
as in all three federal govern-
ment branches combined. The
total may be slightly lower now,
he estimated.
Now we have a pyramid,
with fewer people in jobs at the
bottom, he said. But the bot-
tom of the pyramid didnt dis-
appear it got outsourced to
Suggesting a reversal of the
hiring limit outlined in the
House GOP budget plan, Light
said: Lets harvest jobs at the
top of government and see
whether we still needthem. And
then, lets do a reverse ratio at
the bottom, where the services
are really delivered.
Colleen Kelley, head of the
National Treasury Employees
Union, said the highest-paid
workers are a national asset be-
cause many run large agencies
and departments. Virtually all
of themcould earn substantially
more by leaving government
service, said Kelley. That they
do not is to the enormous bene-
fit of the public and the coun-
SEC lawyers among those atop federal pay scale
Federal agencies and occupations with the most employees with annualized salaries of $180,000 or more in Septem-
ber 2010. Not shown are 200 occupations dispersed among various federal agencies, each of which had between one
and nine of the highest-salaried jobs.
Agency Occupation Jobs $180,000 or over
Veterans Health Administration Medical officer (doctor) 12,708
Securities and Exchange Commission General attorney 598
National Institutes of Health Medical officer (doctor) 579
Food and Drug Administration Medical officer (doctor) 426
Veterans Health Administration Dental officer 425
Indian Health Service Medical officer (doctor) 303
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Financial institution examining 238
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. General attorney 232
Securities and Exchange Commission Accounting 203
U.S. Army Medical Command Medical officer (doctor) 187
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Miscellaneous administration and program 147
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medical officer (doctor) 118
National Institutes of Health General health science 99
National Institutes of Health General natural resources management and
biological sciences
National Institutes of Health Chemistry 77
Commodity Futures Trading Commission General attorney 75
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Financial institution examining 74
Naval Medical Command Medical officer (doctor) 66
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency General attorney 52
Federal Housing Finance Agency Miscellaneous administration and program 51
National Institutes of Health Microbiology 45
Tricare Management Activity Medical officer (doctor) 44
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. General business and industry 41
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention General health science 32
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Information technology management 31
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Financial administration and program 30
Office of Thrift Supervision Miscellaneous administration and program 28
IRS Programmanagement 23
Securities and Exchange Commission Securities compliance examining 21
National Credit Union Administration Credit union examiner 20
National Institutes of Health Psychology 20
Federal Housing Finance Agency Financial administration and program 20
Securities and Exchange Commission Economist 20
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Financial analysis 19
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Economist 19
Securities and Exchange Commission Information technology management 18
Office of Thrift Supervision Financial institution examining 17
Indian Health Service Dental officer 16
Securities and Exchange Commission Miscellaneous administration and program 16
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Miscellaneous administration and program 16
Food and Drug Administration Chemistry 15
Office of Thrift Supervision General attorney 15
National Institutes of Health Mathematical statistics 14
Federal Housing Finance Agency General attorney 14
National Institutes of Health Pharmacology 13
National Institutes of Health Physics 13
National Institutes of Health Physiology 12
Office of Thrift Supervision Financial administration and program 12
National Institutes of Health Genetics 10
Note: Datadonot includetheWhiteHouse, thefederal judiciary, most of thelegislativebranchor agencies suchas theCIAandNational SecurityAgency
Source: USATODAYanalysis of Officeof Personnel Management Employment Data
High-paying government jobs
This week, readers could see whether the
power of the exploding wireless-Web market is
enough to make a stock market star of a compa-
ny with obvious flaws.
The occasion: the initial public offering of
Boingo Wireless, a Los Angeles company that
offers Wi-Fi inairports, fast-foodjoints andother
public places. The pitch is that the market for
wireless data services is projected to explode
27-fold by 2015, according to Boingos projec-
tions, which cites data fromCisco Systems.
The problems: Boingo is still small, its not
growing nearly as fast as Cisco says the industry
will, and its a pay-for-Wi-Fi service in a market
where its simple toget free Wi-Fi inmost places.
Boingos sales grew 22% last year to $80.4
million, after growing 16% in 2009. If growth
picked up a little, sales would double in about
three more years, and might triple by 2015.
Thats less than what CEO David Hagan empha-
sized. Profit before interest, taxes and non-cash
charges rose 35%last year to $18.2 million.
Thats still enough growth to make the pro-
posed valuation of $12 to $14 a share seem
pretty reasonable, says Paul Bard, an analyst at
Renaissance Capital, an IPO boutique research
and money-management firm.
The risk is whether enough people will find
Boingos service worth paying for to keep its
business model humming.
The company says it gets most revenue from
consumer-paid subscription plans, with users
paying $7.95 a day to use Wi-Fi on their laptops
at Boingos 325,000 locations, or $7.95 a month
to connect a smartphone through Boingo. The
companys regulatory filing says it had 200,000
paying customers at the end of last year.
But nearly 10% of clients cancel service every
month. For comparison, so-called customer
churn at DirecTV, another subscription business,
is 1.5%a month; at Netflix, 3.8%last year.
Bard says any drop-off in consumer business
can be made up by Boingos wholesale Wi-Fi
services to wireless carriers which use Boingo to
handle customers traffic when their networks
get jammed. About 44% of sales come from the
wholesale business now, and its growing much
faster than Boingos retail division, he said.
TimMullaney is a freelance writer and guest
blogger for
Boingo looks to
IPOfuture in
wireless Web
By TimMullaney
Special for USATODAY
Sales of home video movie
discs continue to drop, thanks in
part to the lackluster lineup of
theatrical releases coming out
on DVDand Blu-ray disc.
DVD and Blu-ray disc movie
sales totaled nearly $2.1 billion
in the first three months of
2011, nearly 20% below the
year-ago quarter, says Digital
Entertainment Group, the in-
dustry trade organization that
includes the Hollywood studios.
Blu-ray movie sales rose 10%
during that period yet could not
offset the steep decline in sales
of DVDs. However, the maincul-
prit in the overall sales drop for
movie discs was the poor box-
office performance of the slate
of new movie releases hitting
retail in the first quarter 25%
below movies released in first
quarter 2010 according to exec-
utive director Amy Jo Smith.
Top titles released in that
2010 time period, Twilight: New
MoonandThe Blind Side, took in
nearly $300 million and $256
million during their theatrical
runs. By comparison, films such
as Tangled and Megamind re-
leased this year had respective
box-office totals of $199 million
and $148 million.
Sales might not see an uptick
until the third quarter of the
year, Smith says, because we
know what the (new release)
slate looks like, she says. Peo-
ple arent going to buy if the
product is not good and they
dont want to see the movie.
When you add in all catego-
ries of total home entertainment
spending home video discs,
rentals (retail and online), sub-
scriptions and digital delivery
spending dropped only 10% for
the quarter. There is a transi-
tion away from DVD, but you
have these other products that
are exciting to consumers,
Smith says. People still want to
watch filmed entertainment af-
ter it releases in the theaters.
However, consumer spending
on home video has fallen since
its high point, $21.8 billion in
2004, the height of DVD adop-
tion. Last year, consumers spent
$18.8 billion buying and renting
Blu-ray continues to gain. At
theendof 2010, 27.5millionU.S.
homes hadBlu-ray players; now
its nearly 30 million. And Smith
is optimisitic about Blu-Ray 3-D,
which is expected to surpass
$100 million in discs sold this
Nearly eight of 10 consumers
have positive feelings on Blu-
ray, says entertainment industry
analyst Russ Crupnick at The
The story of Blu-ray as a for-
mat is a good one, Crupnick
says. The challenge is its being
(compared) against one of the
most successful technology
product introductions in the last
25 years, which is DVD.
Films followpoor box office
with home video declines
Movies that made
less also sell less
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Nowthat April 18 has passed,
its time to tackle one more tax-
related chore: reviewing your
Your W-4 determines how
much money your
employer withholds
from your paycheck
to pay taxes, based
on the number of al-
lowances you claim.
Most new employ-
ees fill out this form
during orientation
and then move on to
more urgent mat-
ters, such as finding
the bathroom. But if
your personal situation has
changed since you started your
job, the number of allowances
you chose when you filled out
your W-4 may no longer be ap-
Consider adjusting your with-
holding if:
uYou paid a big tax bill. The
U.S. tax system operates on a
pay as you go basis, which
means youre supposed to pay
taxes on your income through-
out the year.
If you dont have enough tax
withheld, you could face under-
payment penalties, even if you
square up with the IRS on Tax
Day, says Bob Meigh-
an, vice president at
uYou got a big re-
fund. Through April
8, the average refund
was close to $3,000.
Financial advisers of-
ten criticize Ameri-
cans penchant for big
refunds, noting that
taxpayers could in-
vest that money in-
stead of giving an interest-free
loan to the government. Rock-
bottom interest rates make that
argument less compelling: The
average one-year certificate of
deposit is paying just 0.46%, ac-
cording to
Still, giving the government a
no-interest loan is a bad idea if
youre carrying a credit card bal-
ance. If you reduce withholding
and use the money to pay off
debt, youll earn a return of 18%
or more.
Another problem with over-
withholding is that you may
have to wait to get your refund.
This year, for example, the IRS
didnt process tax returns from
taxpayers who claimed item-
ized deductions until Feb. 14,
which means those taxpayers
hadtowait until late Februaryto
get their refunds. A narrowly
averted government shutdown
also threatened to delay refunds
for paper filers.
While the IRS gives taxpayers
a projected date for delivery of
their refunds, its never guaran-
teed, Meighan says.
uYouve experienced a big
life change, such as marriage,
divorce, retirement, or the birth
of a child.
uYou expect to earn income
from a home business or other
source that doesnt withhold
taxes from your earnings. You
can avoid underpayment penal-
ties by paying estimated taxes
every quarter on that income,
but its easier to increase your
withholding, Meighan says.
To increase the amount of
taxes withheld from your pay-
check, you need to decrease the
number of allowances you
Alternatively, you can specify
a dollar amount. For example, if
you want your employer to
withhold an additional $100 in
taxes fromeach paycheck, write
that number on Line 6 of your
uYou converted an individ-
ual retirement account to a Roth
IRAin 2010.
Alawthat took effect last year
eliminated income restrictions
on Roth individual retirement
account conversions, allowing
high-income taxpayers to shel-
ter future IRAearnings fromtax-
es. The lawalso allowed taxpay-
ers who converted in 2010 to
split income from the conver-
sion between 2011 and 2012.
If you converted last year and
opted to postpone the tax bill,
increasing your withholding
will reduce the amount you
have to pay when you file your
2011 tax return, says Kathy
Pickering, executive director of
H&RBlocks Tax Institute.
Figuring your allowances
One way to adjust your with-
holding is to guess: You can add
or subtract an allowance, de-
pending on whether you want
to raise or lower your withhold-
ing, and hope for the best.
But with the help of technol-
ogy, or a friendly tax preparer,
you can be more precise. Turbo-
Tax and H&R Block tax software
includes a program that allows
customers to adjust their with-
holding, based on information
from their 2010 tax return. If
you paid a tax preparer to do
your taxes, that individual can
help you change your withhold-
ing, usually at no extra cost.
The IRS also offers a with-
holding calculator at To
use the program, youll need
your most recent pay stub and
your 2010 income tax return.
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Nows a great time to check your W-4 and tweak your withholding
Itll get you on right
tax track for 2011
uBirth or adoption of a child
uPurchase of a home
Change intaxable income not
subject to withholding
uDividends, capital gains, inter-
uSelf-employment income
Change in itemized deduc-
tions or tax credits
uMedical expenses
uGifts to charity
uDependent care expenses
uEducation credit
uChild tax credit
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and other irritants. Theyre using
greener cleaning products. New
menus reflect changes to cater to
shellfish-, gluten- or lactose-intolerant
The issue is coming to the fore be-
cause allergy-prone travelers are more
assertive about expressingtheir condi-
tions, and a general wellness cam-
paign to avoid harmful products has
gone mainstream.
Whats good for the planet also
tends to be pretty good for people. So
youre seeing environmental products
being advertised as health products,
says Mark Petruzzi of Green Seal, a
non-profit organization that certifies
environmentally friendly commercial
Feel better here
Eager towoocustomers, hotels have
seized on the wellness trend with new
rooms for allergy sufferers.
According a 2010 survey by the
AmericanHotel &Lodging Association,
38% of hotels have an allergy-friendly
option. Hotels providing air purifiers
more than doubled to 25% of respon-
dents, up from12%in 2008.
Frequent business traveler Stepha-
nieDickeyoftenstays at upscalehotels
as a globe-trotting sales executive.
But she never leaves her home in
Richmond, Texas, without her own
bed sheet, shampoo and soap. Suf-
fering from allergies to many items
commonly found on the road latex,
foam, shellfish, nuts, chemicals in
cleaning products Dickey travels
with four allergy medicines and a pen
used to deliver epinephrine for acute
Travel is a challenge, says Dickey.
I have to clean all surfaces to avoid
contact, but I can still get reactions.
Often, Ill go for feather pillows be-
cause it is the lesser of the two evils.
But I wake up congested and with red
eyes because Im allergic. I am an ex-
treme case.
Spring is the cruelest season for al-
lergy-prone business travelers such as
Dickey, whose trips away from famil-
iar environs exposethemfrequentlyto
the vagaries of the housekeeping pol-
icies of hotels, airlines and airports.
About 40 million Americans suffer
from allergies, according to Asthma
and Allergy Foundation of America.
Frequent business travelers with al-
lergies, asthma or general intolerance
know that offensive air, food and
odors are unavoidable parts of their
jobs. But after years of suffering in
silence, theyre starting to see their
needs addressed by the travel indus-
try, which is constantly on the lookout
for new amenities and sales opportu-
Hotels are setting aside and
charging more for rooms that they
claimare hypoallergenic, thoroughly
cleaned to reduce dust mites, bacteria
At Hotel Monaco Portland, Ore., part
of the Kimpton Hotel chain, guests can
request one of 25 rooms that are
cleaned with procedures being tested
by Kimpton.
For the rooms, housekeepers use
vacuum cleaners with filters that trap
pollen and dust mites, and fragrance-
and chemical-free cleaning products
certified by Green Seal.
Synthetic comforters and pillows
that dont use down are a standard.
Fragrance-free soaps, lotions and
shampoos are available on request.
It might be a low minority of peo-
ple who have allergies. But as you
move through life, you think about
chemicals and wellness, says Craig
Thompson, the hotels manager. Its
becoming more mainstream all the
Joseph Cooke, an allergy sufferer,
dreads trips to the East Coast this time
of the year.
Pine pollen is nearly disabling,
says the Jamul, Calif., resident. But he
trudges on, meeting with clients for
his job as an airport and maritime
security consultant, a gig that lets him
fly frequently on private planes and
bypass the air on commercial jets.
But in hotels, air filters arent re-
placed as often as hed like. At most
hotels, that will happen the same day
minibar prices become reasonable,
Cooke says.
In meeting demands of allergic cus-
tomers, hotels also see a business op-
Hyatt has made hypoallergenic
rooms a brand standard, meaning all
properties will eventually be required
to have a portion of rooms in the
BrianBrault, CEOof Pure Solutions, a
Cheektowaga, N.Y.-based company
that sold and maintains the service for
Hyatt, says his company uses seven
methods to clean rooms, including its
own air purifier, use of tea tree oil
known for its antimicrobial and disin-
fectant properties, and encasements
for mattress and pillow covers to pro-
tect fromdust mite allergens.
Other properties, including some
Doubletrees, Hiltons, Marriotts and
Sheratons, are also clients.
Pure Solutions sales have grown
five-fold in the last year, with 250
hotel clients now, vs. 50 a year ago,
Brault says.
Sales soared in the last year after it
began letting hotels adopt the pro-
gram without upfront, $2,400-a-room
costs. Pure Solutions now installs
equipment at no cost, but hotels agree
to split the $25 average premium that
the rooms fetch, Brault says.
Paul Williams, an allergy specialist
at Northwest Allergy &Asthma Center
in Mount Vernon, Wash., says most
upscale hotels already clean rooms
well enough for most allergy-ridden
customers. Instead of selling special
rooms at premiumprices, the industry
should develop standards on reason-
able options for allergy sufferers, he
There really isnt any scientific evi-
dence to support some of those (hy-
poallergenic claims), he says. People
are paying money they dont need to
pay, but its their choice.
Business Travel
Photos by Thomas Pattersonfor USATODAY
Nothing to sneeze at: Hotel Monaco Portland, a Kimpton Hotel, has 25 rooms that are hypoallergenic.
Hotels court allergy sufferers
Some rooms
By Roger Yu
Onthe hypoallergenic floor: Fragrance-free soaps, lotions and shampoos are
available on request at Hotel Monaco in Portland, Ore.
Reasons to adjust
your withholding
Honda warned U.S. dealers Monday
that it will run short of popular mod-
els such as the Civic compact later this
summer because of parts shortages
caused by Japans earthquake.
It said normal production may not
return until the end of the year.
Honda will significantly cut produc-
tion of the new 2012 Civic, the sixth-
most-popular car in the U.S., through
the summer, if not longer.
In addition, the 2012 version of the
CR-V small SUV will be delayed by at
least a month this fall. To make up for
shortages, Honda will keep making
the 2011 version.
Both vehicles are made in North
America, but like other automakers,
Honda must cut production because
its running low on Japanese imports
of chips, sensors and other parts. Japa-
nese plants that supply them were
damaged by the March 11 earthquake
or hampered by power outages.
Nearly every major auto company
has had to idle factories due to short-
ages. Honda, Toyota and Nissan have
been hit particularly hard.
Supply companies are scrambling
to build their parts elsewhere, but
setting up alternate factories takes
Honda, which makes 80% of the
vehicles sold in North America at
plants in the region, also said it will be
able to import only a limited number
of Japan-built cars to the U.S. That
means dealers wont be able to order
the Fit subcompact, the CR-Z, Insight
andCivic gas-electric hybrids until lat-
er in the year.
Our goal remains to normalize
overall production sometime around
the end of the year, John Mendel,
executive vice president of sales for
American Honda, wrote in the dealer
Shortages also will cut supply of
some Acuras, Hondas luxury cars.
Dealers wont be able to order the TSX
small car and wagon and the RL sedan
until later in the year, the memo said.
The shortages come as the U.S. aver-
age gasoline price is hitting $4 a gallon
in 13 states. That normally drives up
sales of fuel-efficient models from
Honda and Toyota.
Honda spokeswoman Christina Ra
conceded that the production cuts
could send some buyers to other
brands, but she said some buyers
might be willing to wait.
We can certainly beef up produc-
tion once things get back to normal,
she said.
Honda sold nearly 67,000 Civics
through March, up 21% fromlast year.
Sales of the CR-V, which ranks No. 11
in U.S. sales, were up 58% to slightly
more than 57,000 through March.
warns of
Automaker cites lack
of Japan-made parts
By TomKrisher
The Associated Press
By Mira Oberman, AFP/Getty Images
InIndiana: Ateammember at a
Honda plant works on a Civic.
Americans old enough to have heard the news on
the morning of April 25, 1980, probably remember
the sinkingfeelingtheygot whentheylearnedhowa
U.S. military raid in Iran had gone stunningly wrong.
Elite forces sent to rescue American hostages at
the U.S. Embassy in Tehran instead stumbled into a
fiasco. A sandstorm fouled helicopter engines, leav-
ing the team at a secret desert landing site without
enough choppers to continue.
When leaders aborted the mis-
sion, a helicopter collided with a
C-130 cargo plane, killing eight
American troops. It was a hu-
miliating failure that raised seri-
ous doubts about the compe-
tence of both the Carter admini-
stration and the post-Vietnam
U.S. military.
By comparison, Sundays pre-
dawn raid by Navy SEALs that
killed Osama bin Laden at a
compound in Pakistan was a
textbook display of military skill
and a testament to the rigorous
training of the nations special
forces. Commandos arrived in
four helicopters about 1 a.m.,
quickly found bin Laden and then killed him when
he shot at them, officials said. After gathering up a
trove of documents and destroying a helicopter that
failed at the scene, they left with the al-Qaeda
leader's body. Elapsed time: 40 minutes. U.S. casu-
alties: none.
Just as impressivewas thepatient intelligencethat
led attackers to the compound in the first place, a
years-long hunt that intensified in 2007 with the
discovery of a key clue the nickname of one of the
couriers who connected bin Laden to the outside
Analysts eventually traced the courier and his
brother to a suspicious compound in the Pakistani
city of Abbottabad. Eight times larger than most of
the surrounding houses, the home was guarded by
walls as high as 18 feet. There were few outside-
facing windows, and access from the street was
blocked by security gates. Most curiously for a home
worth an estimated $1 million, it had no Internet or
telephone service.
Analysts concluded that the
compound had been built delib-
erately to hide someone of sig-
nificance, almost surely a high-
ranking terrorist and most likely
bin Laden.
Pakistani officials, by contrast,
seemed to be incompetent or
simply lying when they denied
knowing where bin Laden was.
As it turned out, he was under
their noses. The compound
where U.S. intelligence found
himis close to Pakistani military
installations, andjust a fewhun-
dred yards froman elite training
academy for Pakistani officers.
Even more galling, the U.S. has
been paying the Pakistani government $1 billion a
year tohelpunderwrite counterterrorismoperations
whose sole mission was to find bin Laden.
Considering the high risks and how many things
could have gone wrong, the U.S. raid was an impres-
sive demonstration of how far the nations special
forces have come in the three decades since the
debacle in the Iranian desert.The sorry performance
of their supposed Pakistani allies, however, is a
reminder that the SEALs have tobe at least that good,
because they cant count on much help fromanyone
SEALs 1, al-Qaeda 0
By AnjumNaveed, AP
InPakistan: The compound where
Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday.
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For several years now, it has been fashionable for
presidents whether George W. Bush or Barack
Obama to play down the significance of catching
Osama bin Laden even as they intensified the hunt.
Crushing al-Qaeda was the goal, they said; corralling
its leader was secondary.
They had their priorities right. But no one should
underestimate the importance of bin
Ladens demise Sunday in a firefight
withNavy SEALs. The attack removes
the organizations indispensable
man, the only leader it has known
and until now the living symbol that
terrorists could attack the United
States with impunity. He cannot be
replaced certainly not by his con-
tentious deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri,
who lacks bin Ladens charisma and
leadership skills.
Al-Qaeda is severely wounded
and at a particularly opportune mo-
The peaceful democratic uprisings
of the Arab Spring were already
drowning out bin Ladens appeal to
violence. Now a new survey by the
Pew Research Centers Global Atti-
tudes Project helps quantify the de-
cline. It finds sharply diminished
support for bin Laden in a sampling
of Muslim countries. In Jordan, only
13% of the public expressed support
for bin Laden, down from 56% in
2003. A bare 1% of Lebanese Muslims
support him, and only 3% of Turks.
Its hard to imagine the trend re-
Whats left of al-Qaeda is, by many
estimates, fewer than a thousand
fighters in Pakistan and Afghanistan,
a very dangerous offshoot in Yemen,
and scattered jihadists pursuing the
bin Laden creed elsewhere across the
Put simply, America is winning.
But finishing the job will require
more of the finely honed intelligence
and precision military strikes on dis-
play Sunday.
The Yemeni group, Al-Qaeda inthe
ArabianPeninsula, has provedpartic-
ularly menacing. It nearly downed an airplane land-
ing in Detroit in 2009, and it managed a sophisti-
catedbut unsuccessful attempt tobring downplanes
with package bombs last year. Worse, Yemens gov-
ernment, which has supported U.S. efforts to kill off
leaders of the nations al-Qaeda affiliate, is on the
verge of falling, inviting a failed state where terror-
ists thrive.
There is alsothe unfinishedbusiness of catching or
killing Zawahri and the remainder of al-Qaeda cen-
tral. Whether thekillingof binLadenwill further that
effort or undermine it is something to watch closely
in coming weeks.
In the most optimistic scenario, the Taliban
under pressure from U.S. forces in Afghanistan and
drones in Pakistan would see bin Ladens death as
reason to shuck its troublesome al-Qaeda allies. The
Taliban surely knows that if it turned al-Qaeda
leaders over as part of a negotatiated
truce, the rationale for U.S. military
involvement would evaporate. In
that event, the U.S. role could end
ahead of the 2014 schedule. The
harder U.S. forces press now, both
militarily and diplomatically, the
more likely that outcome will be.
Far more troubling is what the bin
Laden killing says about Pakistan.
Given where bin Laden was living,
essentially surrounded by Pakistani
military, its impossible to believe the
regimes claims that it couldnt find
him. More likely, elements of the
regime were actively protecting him,
even as they took American money
to hunt himdown.
Awkwardly but wisely, the Obama
administration is attempting to pa-
per over that fact. Picking a fight
would further stir rising resentment
of the U.S., playing into the hands of
Islamists who dream of controlling
the country and its nuclear weapons.
Pakistanis anuntrustworthy ally, but
anessential one. The best hope is that
the regime is now so embarrassed
that it sees reason to demolish the
remnants of al-Qaeda central.
Even this wont end Islamic rad-
icalism, a multifaceted problem of
which al-Qaeda is just one part. But
bin Ladens death is indisputable
proof that the enemyAmerica sought
to destroy is badly maimed. When
the jobis finishedas it must be it
will be hard for any terrorist to buy
into bin Ladens theory that regional
dominance can be gained by attack-
ing the United States.
The U.S., meanwhile, would help
itself greatly if it heeded another les-
son bin Laden taught. He believed
that by drawing America into war in Muslim lands,
he could arouse Muslims to fight the crusaders
while draining the nationeconomically, and he sure-
ly exacted a mighty price.
As the conflicts wind down and the U.S. tries to
nurture the seeds of democracy sprouting in the
Arab world, it should use the tools of war in only the
most carefullytargetedways. Diplomacyandaidwill
do far more to reverse decades of animosity.
Such a result would leave bin Laden turning in his
watery grave.
Bin Ladens demise wounds
al-Qaeda at opportune moment
BinLaden: Was buried at
sea after ambush Sunday.
Zawahri: The Egyptian was
No 2. to bin Laden.
On Sept. 11, 2001, through clouds of smoke
in New York City, we saw complete destruc-
tion of buildings, people jumping to their
deaths and other images from Ground Zero
that we will never forget. Contrast that to
Sunday night, nearly 10 years later as Amer-
icans learned of Osama bin Ladens death
(Osama bin Laden is dead, Obama says,
News, Monday).
OnTV, we sawviews of the constructionsite
in the footprints of the World Trade Center, all
lit up at night. We heard people chanting,
USA, USA! at GroundZero, Times Square and
in front of the White House. Bin Laden hurt us,
but he never broke our spirit!
Jerry T. Johnson
Bloomington, Minn.
Sept. 11 attack was evil
As a Muslim American belonging to the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I completely
agree with President Obama that the now
deceased Osama bin Laden was in no way a
representative of Islam.
Bin Ladens plot to kill a maximum number
of innocent civilians during 9/11 was evil. He
hijacked more than just a fewplanes, but also
the entire religion of a billion Muslims. His
name will remain in ignominy because he
used the guise of holiness to spread anarchy,
whereas I believe Islaminstructs us to be loyal
citizens of our country.
The world will be a safer place, though not
only when the world can apprehend mass
murderers, but alsowhenthe peaceful voice of
Islam can prevent radical ideologies from tak-
ing root in the first place. Thus our work
continues even after bin Laden.
Sohail Husain
Meriden, Conn.
Time to pull out of Afghanistan
Now that Osama bin Laden has been killed
by a U.S. special forces team, its time to leave
Afghanistan. Getting rid of bin Laden is the
reason we went there in the first place.
Forget about trying to democratize a coun-
try full of warring tribes, corruption and drug
suppliers. No more of our troops should be at
risk in that hellhole. Mission accomplished!
Get out now.
Timothy D. OReilly
War against terrorismwill continue
On May 1, 1945, it was announced to the
world that Adolf Hitler was dead. He had
committed suicide a day earlier. Within a
week, the war in Europe was officially over.
Move ahead to Sunday, May 1, and the world
hears news of Osama bin Ladens death. As
wonderful and morale boosting as this an-
nouncement is to those of us who live in
Western civilizations, the similarities of these
two evil men end there.
While Hitler represented the head of the
German state, bin Laden has become simply a
symbolic leader of a worldwide movement
called al-Qaeda, which is hell bent on convert-
ing non-believers toits religionandway of life,
and if that is not successful, killing them. In
other words, the war with Islamic terrorists
will not end simply because bin Laden is dead.
Make no mistake. To Islamic radicals, the
best Muslims are those who fight and kill for
their religion. Bottom line: The war against
al-Qaeda and terrorismis not over. Many peo-
ple are willing to step up and carry forth this
never-ending jihad against everything that is
not their religion.
Yes, it is a day to celebrate. But lets not fool
ourselves that because bin Laden is dead the
war will soon be over, as was the case when
Hitler died. This war will continue for many
generations to come.
Ed Zak
NewSmyrna Beach, Fla.
U.S. followed through
Is it right for a violent death to feel so good?
Waking up Monday morning to the news of
the killing of Osama bin Laden was like learn-
ing your team had won the Super Bowl. We
had a sense of accomplishment, pride and
renewed faith in our system.
Death is not to be rejoiced in, except per-
haps when the victim is the devil, going on a
rendezvous to meet his ilk. Thanks to our CIA,
our Navy SEALs and, yes, our government for
making the right calls and going into Pakistan.
I am so proud of our men and women who
made real George W. Bushs words, spoken10
years ago: I don't knowif it will be tomorrow,
or next month, or next year, but we will get
him. And get himwe did. USA!
Bob Guerin
Marathon, Fla.
Praise for our president, military
Although we cannot be naive enough to
believe that capturing and killing Osama bin
Laden will be the end of terrorism, we must
band together and give credit to our president
for executing what seemed like an impossible
task. Praises to President Obama and our mil-
itary for a job well done.
Jean Henley
Rockville, Md.
God bless America
The healing can begin for all who suffered
fromthe tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. The death of
Osama bin Laden is the first step that the
United States and the rest of the world re-
quires to hasten the remedy for the deep
psychosis affecting those haunted by 9/11.
This event justifies the only one true human
reaction from the democratic and free-think-
ing people of this world who have suffered
frombin Laden: vengeance. If ever there was a
time to accept the fault of this humantrait, it is
with this mans death.
In my mind, both justice and vengeance for
the men and women who died because of bin
Laden have been served. God bless the victims
of 9/11and the United States of America for its
continued vigilance against terrorism on be-
half of all of us.
Daniel Kowbell
Ontario, Canada
Nation must stay vigilant
Osama bin Laden may be dead, but dont get
too excited, America. Many people in the Mid-
dle East despise us and breed hatred. So for
every leader like bin Laden who dies, more are
waiting in line to take his place.
Breathing too easy and letting ones guard
down too much could be very dangerous. In
this case, the Mission Accomplished will
never be, totally.
Renee Kirchner
Farmington, Minn.
Osama bin Laden failed
to break U.S. spirit
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By Chan Lowe, Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Tribune Media Services
With the World Trade Center still
smoldering, America promised to bring
Osama bin Laden to justice or justice to
him. President Obamas announcement
that bin Laden has been killed brings a
tremendous amount of gratification for
all those who have fought for years to
achieve this result as well as great com-
fort to those who lost loved ones on
Sept. 11, 2001. There is no doubt, this is
a great moment for America.
This victory is a tribute to the years of
work done by our brave servicemen
and women as well as those in the
national security and intelligence community,
particularly those who carried out this incredible
mission over the past fewdays.
Bin Ladens elimination has real symbolic and
psychological significance. For Americans, and
others who lost loved ones on 9/11,
bin Ladens death is just punishment.
For the world, the impressive accom-
plishment of our military and intelli-
gence operators is proof that the Unit-
ed States will be unyielding and in-
trepid in waging war against those
who attack us. Bin Ladens unceremo-
nious demise and burial also deal a
blowtothose wholionizedhis diabol-
ical leadership. While we celebrate,
however, we must remember that al-
Qaeda still remains a threat to all
those who cherish freedom.
Al-Qaeda is a network, not a hierarchy. The
networks determination to kill and harm Amer-
icans and our allies around the world does not
stop. This network is not isolated to one specific
location, and as of today, is not under the control
of one leader. Instead, it is distributed within
some of the most loosely governed parts of the
world, particularly Yemen and North Africa.
For the near term, the United States and the
world must be on guard for spontaneous attacks
or efforts at retaliation. Terrorist plots in the
planning stage may be accelerated, especially as
we approach the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.
While we have made it much harder for al-Qaeda
to conduct large-scale attacks in the United States
due to our hardened infrastructure and compre-
hensive layers of security, al-Qaedas desire to
demonstrate its strength in the absence of Osama
bin Laden should not be taken lightly.
As we take into account where the al-Qaeda
threat has spread today, we cannot forget that bin
Laden was captured and killed in Pakistan a
country that has for years denied that bin Laden
was living withinits borders andone which, along
with Afghanistan, has housed al-Qaedas
leadership for years. While Pakistans top political
leadership may not have known bin Ladens loca-
tion, giventhat his hideout was close toIslamabad
and one of the nations strategic military in-
stallations, there are legitimate questions about
whether elements of the countrys political and
military establishment may have some sympathy
toward al-Qaeda and its supporters.
As we look around the world to where the
threats are developing, we must not shift focus
from Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the terror-
ist threat has continued to nurture its roots.
Michael Chertoff served as secretary of the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security from 2005-
2009 and is now co-founder and managing prin-
cipal of the Chertoff Group, a global risk manage-
ment and security consulting firm.
Despite our triumph, significant threats remain
By Michael
The death of Osama bin Laden has left the
United States with a type of morning-after effect.
For 10 years, an ever-expanding war on terror has
been defined by one central dark figure: Osama
bin Laden. It is perhaps not surprising that in a
celebrity-driven society, even our wars seemed
personality driven. For many, Iraq was about
Saddam Hussein. Afghanistan was about Osama
bin Laden. With both of these defining figures
gone, however, it is time to
take account of what has
been lost, and what has
been gained.
For civil libertarians, the
legacy of bin Laden is most
troubling because it shows
how the greatest injuries
from terror are often self-
inflicted. Bin Ladens twist-
ed notion of success was
not the bringing down of
two buildings in New York
or the partial destruction of
the Pentagon. It was how
the response to those attacks by the United States
resulted in our abandonment of core principles
and values in the war on terror. Many of the
most lasting impacts of this ill-defined war were
felt domestically, not internationally.
Starting with George W. Bush, the 9/11 attacks
were used to justify the creation of a massive
counterterrorismsystemwith growing personnel
and budgets designed to find terrorists in the
heartland. Laws were rewritten to prevent citi-
zens from challenging searches and expanding
surveillance of citizens. Leaders fromboth parties
acquiesced as the Bush administration launched
programs of warrantless surveillance, sweeping
arrests of Muslim citizens and the creation of a
torture program.
What has been most chilling is that the elim-
ination of Saddam and now bin Laden has little
impact on this system, which seems to continue
like a perpetual motion machine of surveillance
and searches. While President Dwight D. Eisen-
hower once warned Americans of the power of
the military-industrial complex, we now have a
counterterrorism system that employs tens of
thousands, spends tens of billions of dollars each
year and is increasingly unchecked in its opera-
Just as leaders are unwilling to take responsi-
bility to end the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, we
face the same vacuum of leadership on civil
liberties. Whether it is groping at airports or
warrantless surveillance or the denial of rights to
accused terrorists, our security laws will continue
to be justified under a war on terror that by
definition can never end. There will always be
terrorism, andthus we will remaina nationat war
with all of the expanded powers given to
government agencies and officials.
If bin Laden wanted to change America, he
succeeded. Bush officials were quick to claimthat
our laws and even our Constitution made us
vulnerable to attack even though later
investigations showed that the attacks could have
been prevented under existing laws. Despite the
negligence of agencies such as the FBI and CIA in
allowing the attacks, those same agencies were
given unprecedented power and budgets in the
aftermath of 9/11.
President Obama has continued, and even ex-
panded, many of the controversial Bush pro-
grams. His administrationmovedtoquashdozens
of public interest lawsuits fighting warrantless
surveillance. Both Obama and Attorney General
Eric Holder have refused to investigate, let alone
prosecute, officials for torture under the water-
boarding program despite clear obligations
under treaties for suchaction. The Obama admini-
stration has continued military tribunals and the
Caesar-like authority of the president to send
some defendants to real courts and some to
makeshift tribunals. The administration recently
instructed investigators that they can ignore con-
stitutional protections such as Miranda rights to
combat terror. Once the power of the FBI and
other agencies were expanded, no one had the
courage to order the resumption of lost civil
liberties or the return of prior limits on govern-
ment power or surveillance. It is not the lack of
security but the lack of courage in our leaders that
continues the expansion of this security state.
The death of bin Laden is not the marker of an
endof a periodbut a reminder that there is noend
to this period. For those who have long wanted
expansion of presidential powers
and the limitation of constitutional
rights, bin Laden gave them an irre-
sistible opportunity to reshape this
country and the expectations of
our citizens. We now accept thou-
sands of security cameras in public
places, intrusive physical searches and expanding
police powers as the new reality of American life.
The privacy that once defined this nation is now
viewed as a quaint, if not naive, concept. Police
power works like the release of gas in a closed
space: expand the space and the gas fills it. It is
rare in history to see ground lost in civil liberties
be regained through concessions of power by the
government. Our terrorism laws have transcend-
ed bin Laden and even 9/11. They have become
the status quo. That is the greatest tragedy of bin
Ladens legacy not what he did to us, but
whatwe have done to ourselves.
Jonathan Turley, the Shapiro Professor of Public
Interest Law at George Washington University, is
a member of USA TODAYs board of contributors.
The demon is dead; so are many of our rights
Just as leaders are unwilling to take
responsibility to end the wars in Iraq or
Afghanistan, we face the same vacuumof
leadership on civil liberties.
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With Mondays announcement that the NBAs
Sacramento Kings will remain in town for at least
one more season, its uptoMayor KevinJohnsonto
follow through on his
promise of a new arena.
The Kings had been consid-
ering a move to Anaheim,
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Reported MVP Rose-led Bulls lose
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soonas today, the AssociatedPress reported, citing
a source requesting anonymity because a formal
announcement hasnt been made. He is the
youngest to win. But he and the Bulls lost the
home-court edge Monday when the Atlanta
Hawks beat them103-95 to open their series.
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By Kevin Allen
When the news came Sunday
night, I thought about Pat Tillman.
Of the many tragic roads that led
from Sept. 11, 2001,
his was the one that so
conspicuously started
from the sports page.
The NFL player who
was moved to lay down his football
helmet and join the Army Rangers
and later died as a victim of friendly
re in a way, a controversial casu-
alty of Osama bin Laden.
I thought about the 2001 World
It included three remarkable
nights at Yankee Stadium, and Presi-
dent Bush throwing out perhaps the
loudest applauded ceremonial rst
pitch in history. A shattered city
turned to baseball for its recovery,
even with a burning smell lingering
in the lower Manhattan air. I think
we understand, then-Yankees man-
ager Joe Torre saidat the time, life is
a little bit different now and may
never be the same again.
I thought of the Navy-Boston Col-
lege game in Annapolis.
Played 11 days after the towers
fell, it was the only time I ever hadto
walk past a machine-gun nest to get
into a college football game. After-
U.S. athletes
carried a
tattered ag
Ground Zero
at the 2002
opening cer-
emony in
Salt Lake
City, among
many re-
es for the
victims of
Sept. 11.
A time for reection, reaction
Tillmanphoto by AP; others by Rob Schumacher, USATODAY; StephenJ. Carrera, AP; JedJacobsohn, Getty Images; andH. Darr Beiser, USATODAY
Bin Ladens
death stirs
memories of
9/11s impact
on athletes
and events
By Jack Gruber, USATODAY
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Remembering the effect of post-9/11 life on the sports world
in pictures at
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ward, players from both sides stood to-
gether on the eld and sang God Bless
America. I watched their faces and won-
dered howmany would soon be headed
off to war.
During that time, a lot of midship-
menunderstoodthat it changedthe out-
come of what our careers were going to
be, Marine captain and former defen-
sive linemanJoshBrindel saidina phone
interview Monday. I joined the acad-
emy inpeacetime, but fromthat day for-
ward, we knewmany of us wouldbe go-
ing in harms way.
This is a feeling of pride
Bin Laden was in the middle of all
those, in absentia. He gave us armed
troops at airports anda WorldSeries de-
layed into November, the season halted
as we searched for the dead.
He gave us football players college
and pro sensing duty and heading for
the Middle East, and not all of them
coming back. Brindel served three tours
in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he often
ran into Navy teammates, with more on
their plate than Boston College.
Bin Laden brought us metal detectors
at arena gates, concrete barriers on
streets outside, ghter jets on alert to
provide air cover for the Super Bowl and
billion-dollar Olympic security budgets.
In a way, he even brought God Bless
America to seventh-inning stretches.
He wantedtokill us, the more the bet-
ter. It didnt take long after 9/11 to un-
derstand that a stadium packed with
Americans made a ne target. Games
have always been an escape, but there
were days after 2001 when we won-
dered if any place was.
When the TV showed pictures of citi-
zens waving ags inspontaneous release
Sunday night, I thought about 1980.
A small group of young Americans
sent people shouting and singing into
the streets then, too. A nation weary of
gas woes and conict and depressing
headlines, worried about the future. Just
like now.
This is very different, of course. The
U.S. Olympic hockey teamfaced no dan-
ger like the Navy SEALS in Pakistan. And
while beating the Soviets in the middle
of a Cold War was satisfying, the issue
was only a gold medal, not justice for
thousands of dead.
Once, the young heroes who made us
feel better carried hockey sticks. This
time, ina far more life-and-deathdrama,
automatic weapons.
What happened in 1980 was an ath-
letic event. What happened on 9/11 was
a tragedy, Mike Eruzione said over the
phone Monday. The man whose goal
beat the Soviet Union lost two hockey
friends in doomed planes Sept. 11.
I think this is a feeling of pride, know-
ing that we came back. We got even to a
degree, though its never going to bring
back the victims. We showed the world
that we are still a great nation, that were
not going away.
I think in 1980, we were tired as a
country of getting ourselves kicked in
the ass. Maybe thats what people saw
then, too.
News brings joy, perspective
This interlude of history is most for
those who lost, from family rooms to
rehouses to front lines. Sport takes its
own role with emotions and symbolism.
A chanting ballpark will forever be
part of Sunday nights legacy. The news
rolled through Citizens Bank Park like
the wave, and the Philadelphia Phillies
opponent was a perfect t. They were
playing the New York Mets, whose Shea
Stadium parking lot was used as a stag-
ing area for 9/11 emergency supplies.
No group of New Yorkers could pos-
sibly miss the signicance of this mo-
ment. It was Yankees star reliever Mar-
iano Rivera who told news reporters
Monday, You do something like that,
somewhere along the way youre going
to pay. This was the time.
But other cities bled, too. As a candi-
date for the timing-is-everything award,
the Washington Nationals had already
scheduled Mondays game with the San
Francisco Giants as Military Appreciation
Night. This turnedout to be appreciation
to remember, just across the Potomac
River from the Pentagon, which had its
own black clouds on 9/11.
Were going to do it right tonight,
Nationals owner Mark Lerner said. Its
At Nationals Park, the color guard has
never meant more.
Apretty important day for the United
States in general, Giants pitcher Javier
Lopez said.
The Miami Heat will have no national
anthemsinger for Game 2of their playoff
series with the Boston Celtics today. In-
stead, the whole crowd will be asked to
sing together. Lots of crowds did that,
too, in the scary autumn of 2001.
Boston coach Doc Rivers was watch-
ing tapes of the Celtics loss to Miami on
Sunday when he got the news.
It actually put things in their proper
place, he said. When youre watching
lm and youre cussing to yourself . . .
and then all of a sudden, this comes in, it
was awesome.
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin
thought of the son who barely made it
out of the World Trade Center. One of
the things that does put the goose-
bumps on top of my goosebumps is the
reaction of all Americans to this news,
Coughlin told Sirius NFL radio.
Then there is that post-9/11 superstar,
Twitter. Mondays sampling of athlete
postings touched nearly every reaction.
Joy from Cleveland Indian Trevor
Crowe: Navy Seal Getting Bin Lad-
en=there isnt such a thing as better
Pride from Baltimore Oriole Jake Ar-
rieta, apparently in the middle of a walk:
Vietnam memorial in Chi town . . .
Feeling incredibly patriotic today.
Perspective from Kareem Abdul-Jab-
bar: Bringing justice to a mass murder-
er is something that people of all faiths
can understand &support.
Caution from Milwaukee Brewer La-
Troy Hawkins: America, I only wishthis
was the end of the story rather than the
end of the Chapter. (Al Queda, Taliban)
many more to get!!
Fear from Kansas State basketball
player Jacob Pullen: Im scared for my
family who travel alot cause Im sure
they are planning payback.
Anti-war dissent from Milwaukee
Buck Chris Douglas-Roberts: It took
919,967 deaths to kill that one guy.
Humor from Phoenix Sun Steve Nash,
who quoted Mark Twain: Ive never
wished a man dead, but I have read
some obituaries with great pleasure.
And: Since we caught Osama do I still
have to take my laptop out at security?
In the sports section, where we talk of
battle, we have been reminded again
of what warriors really do. And how the
truly important work of our nations
youth is not done by athletes who be-
come wealthy in bright lights but those
who step off helicopters in the darkness
and are paid little for their courage.
The rst Sunday of the NFL season
assuming there is an NFL season is
Sept. 11. Come that weekend, if the two
sides are still bickering over billions and
the stadiums are empty while the 10th
anniversary bells ring at Ground Zero, it
will be a contrast impossible to miss.
They can play football all they want
and make a fortune, but in these times
and in this world, someone still has to
protect them. Someone just did.
Whats that word going around? Clo-
sure. But nobody should be deluded,
since revenge is as popular with terror-
ists as it is with New England Patriots
fans talking about the NewYork Jets. The
NBAannouncedextra securitymeasures
for Monday nights Atlanta Hawks-Chi-
cago Bulls playoff game, instituting the
wanding and purse searches normally
not in place until the later rounds. Just in
case. Therell be more.
Joe Torre was right. Our lives have
never been the same where we work
or where we play. Sport carries bin Lad-
en scars, just like everyone else. Only a
little less now.
Mike Lopresti also writes for Gannett.
Contributing: Seth Livingstone from
Washington, Mike Dodd fromChicago,
Jeff Zillgitt fromMiami.
By Jack Gruber, USATODAY
News of the day: Afan at Mondays Giants-Nationals baseball game in Washington reads a newspaper that carriedaccounts of Sundays U.S. operation that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
Bin Ladens death spurs reaction across sports world
2001 photos by DavidJ. Phillip, Mark LennihanandJohnL. Russell, AP
The effects: The Sept. 11 attacks caused a weeks worth of postponements in Major League Baseball, and when the games re-
sumed Sept. 18, players such as the Mets Mike Piazza honored the heroismof NewYork police and reghters. Elsewhere, the
Red Wings Sergei Fedorov and Steve Yzerman paused for a moment of silence before the start of training camp Sept. 12.
Sept. 11 initially blunted long-track
speedskater Derek Parras Olympic
I was like, Why am I skating
around in circles when people are
pulling loved ones out of the rubble
at Ground Zero? he says.
I felt useless. It was like, WhyamI
doing this? Its selsh. I contemplat-
ed not continuing to skate. It was the
rst time in my life I can remember
being sad and depressed.
Yet in the end, he says, Sept. 11
helped inspire him to become the
rst Mexican American to win Win-
ter Olympic gold, in the 2002 Games
in Salt Lake City.
Sept. 11, 2001, Parra was prepar-
ing for the Games, living and training
in Utah and working part time at The
Home Depot.
When he told co-workers of his
thoughts about quitting, he says,
They were the ones that were get-
ting behind me, saying, Youve got to
do this; youve got to show these
people they cant take that away
from us. Go out there and win the
gold, do your best.
Thats whenmy focus leading into
those Games became not about
medals. It was about giving the fam-
ilies of the victims from 9/11, espe-
cially in our country, something to
cheer about.
He was scheduled to skate in the
grueling 5,000-meter race on the
rst full day of competition. But
when the invitation came to be one
of eight U.S. athletes to carry the
World Trade Center ag into the
opening ceremony the night before,
he accepted instead of resting.
The International Olympic Com-
mittee at rst resisted the plan to in-
clude the tattered ag in the opening
ceremony, not wanting to promote
political or nationalistic displays. But
after an outcry, the IOC agreed to
have the ag which also had been
displayed at the World Series and Su-
per Bowl brought in as the U.S. na-
tional anthemwas playing.
That denitely inspired me. It
touched me spiritually and emotion-
ally, Parra says.
The next day, he set a world record
in the 5,000 meters 15 seconds
better than his personal best en
route to winning a surprise silver. Ten
days later, he won 1,500 gold, setting
an Olympic record.
The patriotismroused by Sept. 11,
he says, helped propel him and the
U.S. team overall to a record perfor-
mance in 2002. U.S. athletes won 34
medals in Salt Lake City, nearly tri-
pling the USAs previous Winter
Olympic best (13 medals in the 1998
and 1994 Games).
There was something that was
driving us, he says. Everybody was
out there with us. We werent alone
is why I think we had such a great
Learning of Osama bin Ladens
death Sunday brought Parra, a U.S.
speedskating coach in 2010 and the
youth outreach director for the Utah
Athletic Foundation, memories from
the 2002 Games and a sense of con-
I think the world is a better place
without someone like that in it, Par-
ra says.
File photo by George Walker IV, USATODAY
Overcome: Derek Parra is emotional as
the national anthemis played in 2002.
Parra says 9/11 inspired 2002 medal haul
By Vicki Michaelis
On Oct. 23, Jenna Han-
son outkicked a compet-
itor to help Honeoye Falls
(N.Y.)-Lima High win the
Class B title at the New
York Section 1 Coaches
Cross Country Invitational.
She didnt knowit, but she
was running with broken
and dislocated vertebrae
she had suffered a week
earlier while trying out her
brothers newtrampoline.
The day after her race,
she was hospitalized. Doctors told her
she had been fortunate, that some-
thing as simple as falling could have
left her a quadriplegic. She spent three
days in traction and then three
months in a neck brace, using a
wheelchair to avoid undue stress
while she healed.
Having people do stuff
for me that I would ordina-
rily do was hard, Hanson
said. Coach (Bernie)
Gardner had me watch
videos of Olympic athletes,
focusing on mental prep-
aration, because there was
nothing else I could do.
Two hours after she took
her neck brace off, the 15-
year-old sophomore went
cross-country skiing.
Three weeks later, she won a gold and
two silver medals at the Empire State
Games in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Those who voted Hanson, based on
her video entry, as highschoolsports
.nets Girls Sports Month Ultimate
Female Athlete were just as persis-
tent. Hanson won the voting, held
through April, with 5,539,322 votes.
I guess I never really realized the
power of social media, said Dave
Ghidiu, an assistant coach at Honeoye
Falls-Lima who submitted Hansons
video to and
started a website, It
went frome-mail to e-mail to friend
to friend to friend. I had a bring-your-
own-laptop party where everyone
voted. They had a pizza party at the
computer lab at school where every-
one voted. Imsure there were other
things. . . . Its a very tight-knit com-
By JimHalley
Clickhere to see the video
Herf Jones
Hanson: Suffered
vertebrae injuries.
Recovery earns athlete ultimate compliment
Many U.S. sports gures greeted the news of
Osama bin Ladens death with celebration on
Twitter. Great Day in America, tweeted Anto-
nio Pierce, former NewYork Giants linebacker
and nowan ESPNanalyst. Its been long over
due. President Obama great job.
Others tweeted joy and gratitude mixed with
caution, dissent and fear. Asample as they ap-
peared Monday on Twitter:
Osama Bin Laden is dead!!! its been 10 (years)
since 9/11. Rejoice!!!
Darrelle Revis, NewYork Jets
God Bless the all the Troops and Civilians that
serve our country at home and overseas!!
#USA. Michael Strahan, Fox Sports analyst
and former Giants defensive lineman
Youll always remember where you were on
9/11 . . . Nowyoull always remember where
you were on 5/1 . . . JensenLewis,
Cleveland Indians minor leaguer
you do something like that, somewhere along
the way youre going to pay. This was the time.
Mariano Rivera, NewYork Yankees
Imnot saying it was wrong to kill himhe got
what he deserve but where Imfromwhen u kill
someone (their) family will kill someone
Jacob Pullen,
Kansas State basketball player
Osama Bin Laden has got to be a trending topic
today. I wish that were never the case
AustinWates, Houston Astros minor leaguer
Man, I went to bed early and missed the big
news. What a way to wake up though. Thanks to
all the men and women who serve our country.
Jimmie Johnson,
ve-time NASCARSprint Cup champion
Obama 1.....Osama 0
Parker McLachlin, PGATour golfer
Navy seals #somebadmofos Thanks to all that
put their life on the line for their country! #true-
heroes J.P. Arencibia, Toronto Blue Jays
Nowthat we have conrmdeaths on both Bin
Laden &Sadama fewyrs ago, can they bring all
of out troops home now?
JasonRichardson, Orlando Magic
This still remains the best country. But lets not
be naive cause its NOT OVER. God bless our
troops AdamJones, Baltimore Orioles
While I understand the God Bless America sen-
timent, howabout God Bless every nation ter-
rorismhas caused senseless pain and suffering?
May we all honor you by learning fromour past
and working hard for a future wherein your sac-
rice is no longer required.
DirkHayhurst, Blue Jays
Days like today make me proud to be an Ameri-
can! Got chills watching #baseball tonight hear-
ing fans chanting #USA#USA!! Awesome!
Daniel Hudson, Arizona Diamondbacks
As the great hawk harrelson would say . . .
osama bin laden . . . he gone!
GordonBeckham, Chicago White Sox
Osama Bin Laden is Dead ! Do people not real-
ize he is the champion of hide and go seek. Took
10 years to nd him
HassanWhiteside, Sacramento Kings
The main victors in capture &death of Osama
bin Laden: The men and women of the armed
forces!!! God Bless You!
JohnDaly, PGATour golfer
As if the US troops didnt already impress the
(expletive) out of me . . . Nowthis. Thankyou
doesnt even begin to express howgreat full I
am. Peter Moylan, Atlanta Braves
To the Navy Seals who raided bin ladens com-
pound, we salute you for going HAM!
Jake Arrieta, Orioles
What a day for the US!!! I always love listening
to the national anthem, but tomorrowis going to
be that much sweeter!! #hegone
Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh Pirates
It took 919,967 deaths to kill that one guy.
It cost us (USA) roughly $1,188,263,000,000 to
kill that...........guy. But we #winning though.
Haaaa. (Sarcasm)
People are telling me to get out of America now
b/c Imagainst MORE INNOCENT people dying
everyday? B/c Imagainst a 10 year WAR?
Reading yalls tweet AT me (pun intended) &
shaking my head. This is what I get for not want-
ing innocent people to die daily. Shame on me
Chris Douglas-Roberts, Milwaukee Bucks
By Mike Bambach and Michael McCarthy
Contributing: Peter Barzilai, Scott Boeck, Steve
DiMeglio, Mike Dodd, Gabe Lacques, Rachel
Shuster, Jeff Zillgitt
tweet on
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Ticker: Mondays top hits
The death of Osama bin Laden
trumped all of Mondays news across
the world. And usually sports takes a
back seat to the news of our nation.
But sports was a huge part of the
healing process after Sept. 11, wheth-
er it was a ag at the 2002 Olympics,
ceremonies at ballparks and stadiums
or just the diversion it offered a griev-
ing nation.
Nowthe sports world needs to de-
cide what part to play if the sports
world should play any part at all in a
seminal moment in a decade-long
war on terror.
Sports ofcials probably will take
their lead fromPresident Obama.
At tonights Game 2 of the Boston
Celtics-Miami Heat NBAplayoff series,
no one person will sing the national
anthem. Instead, the Heat want the
crowd to sing together.
The NFL is scheduled to kick off its
season Sept. 11 this year with the
Dallas Cowboys at the NewYork Jets,
and the Washington Redskins hosting
the NewYork Giants.
Howdo you think the sports world
should react to death of bin Laden?
Many readers suggested sporting
venues ask the people in attendance
who served the nation, past and pre-
sent, to stand and be recognized.
Reader John C. Wilson of South Eu-
clid, Ohio, offered this: Just go out
and play the game. Thats enough of a
thumb in the eye to anyone who
wants to disrupt our society.
Results through 2,884 votes in the
Game On! blog:
OMoment of silence ................... 42%
Honor those who sacriced
ONothing....................................... 26%
Its enough; sports is our diversion
ONothing....................................... 16%
Dishonor to mix sports, terror war
OSomething.................................. 16%
Honor those who fought, who died
By Reid Cherner
Should sports respond to bin Ladens death?
Catchers Avila, Ramos
safer picks than Posada
USA TODAYs Steve Gardner an-
swered questions in his weekly
fantasy baseball chat:
Q: Is it time to dropJorge
A: Run to the waiver wire and
pick up Alex Avila or Wilson Ra-
mos. Avila would be my rst
choice since you knowhes going
to get playing time. Plus, hes
swinging a pretty hot bat. Posada
may have nice power numbers,
but thats all hes doing, and once
those y balls arent clearing the
fence at such a high frequency,
youll be in trouble.
Q: Like a lot of fantasy own-
ers, I have Jake Peavy stashed
onmy DL. Looks like its pos-
sible hell be backsoon. What
is your advice onhowto han-
dle him? WouldyoudropA.J.
Burnett to activate Peavy?
A: My advice is to wait as long
as you can before you activate
him. We can analyze minor
league rehab starts all we want,
but Peavy still has to get it done
against major league hitters. If
hes able to do that when hes ac-
tivated, then Id consider drop-
ping Burnett. Although Imnot a
Burnett fan by any means, he
does have a 4-1 record and a
3.93 ERAafter six starts. Take
away the name and the reputa-
tion, and thats a pitcher you
want to keep on your roster.
Time to cast your votes
for the Sports Emmys
Amidst the many show-biz
awards, the big ones in TVsports
are the Sports Emmys.
The National Academy of Tele-
vision Arts and Sciences wont
ask for your votes, but we will.
The nominees were an-
nounced Monday night, and you
can vote on who should win
starting today in the Game On!
blog. Michael Hiestand
Halftime hits
Game On! blogger TomWeir
shares whats on his mind in his
Halftime commentary:
uKudos to the NCAAfor
knowing when to toss the rule
book aside, allowing extra bene-
ts to be given to the 24 Univer-
sity of Alabama athletes who
were left homeless by last
weeks deadly tornadoes.
uThousands upon thousands
of words have been written and
said about the JimTressel situa-
tion at Ohio State. But what sums
it up best is the billboard in
Michigan that succinctly pro-
claims, Liar, liar, vest on re.
uR.I.P., Henry Cooper. The
British boxers knockdown of
Muhammad Ali in 1963 inspired
The Greatest to say that Cooper
hit me so hard that my ances-
tors in Africa felt it.
Input: Mondays reader
comment of the day
Shout-out to Game On! blog
reader SportShouting, for the
comment on the artist who has
led a lawsuit that contends no
one can duplicate Mike Tysons
facial tattoo without the artists
permission: Does this guy really
want to admit he designed that
tattoo? I mean, its not exactly
the Mona Lisa. TomWeir
Newsmakers fromthe wide
world of Web and TV sports
By Anthony Gruppuso, US Presswire
Sliding stats: Jorge Posada was
batting .133 through Sunday.
Your connectiontosports coverage online andonTV
Day, time
(p.m., ET)
(households) Outlet
NASCAR: Sprint
Cup, Richmond
(2.6 million)
The comparison: Same rating as last years coverage.
The spinonthe spin: Kyle Buschs victory in the Rich-
mond night race helps position himas a bigger star among
casual fans. The big picture is that NASCARcould end up a
big winner if the NFL lockout continues into the fall.
Zurich Classic
(1.7 million)
The comparison: Up 47%fromlast years coverage.
The spinonthe spin: Arespectable rating helped by a
two-hole playoff and no competition fromNASCARon
Sunday. And Bubba Watson, with his second tournament
win this year, adds a refreshing name to TVleaderboards.
Brand-name NBA teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat can deliver big audiences. But what
happens if the league ends up with, say, a Memphis Grizzlies-Atlanta Hawks nal? Maybe that doomsday scenario
wouldnt be a disaster: ABCs Memphis-Oklahoma City Thunder game Sunday drewa respectable 4.1 overnight rating
up 52%froma Milwaukee Bucks-Atlanta game last year. Michael Hiestand
Small-market NBA teams drawing viewers, too
Oneratingpoint equals 1%of theUSAs 77millionovernight TVhomes inNielsenMediaResearchs 56selectedmajor markets. Cableratingconvertedtobroadcast equivalent.
Sources: NielsenMediaResearch
Day, time
(p.m., ET)
(households) Outlet
MLB: N.Y. Mets-
Philadelphia Phillies
(1.4 million)
The comparison: Down 14%froma game between the
same teams last year.
The spinonthe spin: ESPNannounced Osama bin Lad-
ens death on game coverage, and lots of viewers likely
switched to news coverage during the 14-inning affair.
NHL: Boston Bruins-
Philadelphia Flyers
(1.2 million)
The comparison: Down 6%froma game between the
same teams last year, when the time slot wasnt as good.
The spinonthe spin: NHL playoff ratings have been con-
sistently diminutive, even in games with big-market
By Wilfredo Lee, AP
Faceoff: Chris Bosh, left, is rejected by Kevin Garnett here, but Miami won Game 1 of the marquee Heat-Celtics series.
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Should Paul Pierce have been
ejected Sunday?
No 61% Yes 39%
uPierce blames himself as Celtics regroup, 10C
Oakland 5, Texas 4 (10) NewYork 5, Detroit 3
Boston 9, Los Angeles 5 Chicago 6, Baltimore 2
Mondays results
Baltimore: SS J.J. Hardy,
on the 15-day disabled list with
a strained left side, took
30 swings, ran bases and re-
ported no problems.
Boston: Manager Terry
Francona said RHP Daisuke
Matsuzaka, who left his start
Friday with tightness in his el-
bow, was pushed back two
days to Friday. The reshufed
rotation has LHP JonLester to-
day, RHP JoshBeckett on
Wednesday and RHP John
Lackey on Thursday.
Chicago: RHreliever Tony
Pena will be on the shelf for a
fewmore days, but he hopes to
avoid the disabled list. Pena left
the game Thursday against the
Yankees with elbowdiscomfort
after giving up three hits, two
walks and two runs without re-
cording an out. He took medi-
cation last weekend to calmthe
inammation, and he should be
ready to go this week, accord-
ing to manager Ozzie Guillen.
. . . 3B Brent Morel was on
the bench again, with Guillen
starting veteran MarkTeahen
at third base. The rookie has
been in and out of the lineup
for the last fewweeks, hitting
.105 (4-for-38) in his last 12
games through the weekend.
Cleveland: RHP Justin
Mastersonwon his rst ve
starts this season before getting
no decision Sunday in Cleve-
lands 5-4 win vs. Detroit. Mas-
terson allowed three runs (two
earned) and struck out seven in
seven innings, saving a bullpen
that was thin after a 13-inning
game Saturday. He gave us just
what we needed, manager
Manny Acta said.
Detroit: The Tigers optioned
2B Will Rhymes to Toledo
(Ohio) and recalled 2B Scott
Sizemore fromthe Class AAA
team. Rhymes is hitting .221 as
Detroits starting second base-
man, while Sizemore was lead-
ing the International League
with a .408 average. We are
not blaming all of our offensive
woes on Will Rhymes I want
to make that perfectly clear,
manager JimLeylandsaid.
But hes a second baseman,
and the guy hitting .400 in Tole-
do is a second baseman, so
(Rhymes) gets the short end of
the stick. Leyland said he ex-
pected to hit Sizemore second
in the order, the same place
Rhymes had occupied. . . . DH
Victor Martinez (strained
right groin) was scheduled to
start a rehabilitation assign-
ment Monday with Toledo.
Kansas City: OF Jarrod
Dyson, who left the game Sun-
day after spraining his left ankle
in the rst inning, could be back
soon. Manager NedYost said it
was a Grade 1 strain, and with
the off day Monday, Dyson
could be available today. . . .
RHP Blake Woods brother-in-
law, Kris Durham, was selected
in the fourth round of the NFL
draft by the Seattle Seahawks.
Durhamwas a wide receiver at
Georgia, while Wood went to
Georgia Tech. Woods father-in-
law, Michael Durham, held the
University of Georgia high
jump record for several years.
Los Angeles: Manager
Mike Scioscia said LHScott
Kazmir, on the 15-day DL
since the start of the season
with a sore lower back, will
pitch today in an extended
spring training game, and IF
Kendrys Morales, recovering
fromleft ankle surgery last sea-
son, could hit this weekend.
Scioscia also said, The impor-
tant thing was for (Morales) to
run right now.
Minnesota: 1B Justin
Morneauhit his rst home run
of the season Sunday in Kansas
City. It also was his rst home
run since July 6. He suffered a
concussion the next day and
missed the rest of the 2010
season. Hes been working
really hard on his swing in early
(batting practice), coming out
and trying to get a better plane
through his swing and staying
through it, and I think he did on
that one, manager RonGar-
denhire said.
NewYork: Tests on RHP
Phil Hughes (right shoulder in-
ammation) came back nega-
tive for circulatory or vascular
issues. . . . The Yankees signed
LHP BradHalsey to a minor
league contract. He is working
out at extended spring training.
. . . RHLuis Ayala (strained
back muscle) has joined
Class AAAScranton/Wilkes-
Barre (Pa.) after pitching Sat-
urday at extended spring train-
ing. . . . 2B RobinsonCano
was out of the lineup for the se-
ries opener at Detroit because
of a bruised left hand. He said
he might be able to start today.
Oakland: LHP Dallas Bra-
denplayed catch before the
game, and it did not go as well
as was hoped. GMBilly Beane
said the session was so-so, and
so-so would be kind. He said
Braden would contact orthope-
dic surgeon Lewis Yocumabout
the inammation in the pitch-
ers left shoulder, which put
himon the disabled list in April.
Seattle: RHreliever David
Aardsma (left hip surgery in
January) has made ve rehab
appearances for Class AAATa-
coma (Wash.), posting a 15.75
ERAin four innings. His fastball
has been at 90-92 mph, when
it is normally 93-95 mph. We
are still looking (for Aardsma)
getting back a little more veloc-
ity, a little better command,
manager Eric Wedge said.
Hes probably going to need a
little bit more work.
Tampa Bay: 3B EvanLon-
goria expects to be close to
100%physically when he re-
joins the Rays lineup today af-
ter spending a month on the
disabled list because of a left
side strain. Tampa Bay went 15-
11 in his absence. We just
need to keep playing well and
putting wins on the board, he
said. So that in itself is going to
make things a lot easier for me,
not having to press myself into
trying to do something that Im
not capable of doing right now.
Texas: ARangers minor lea-
guer has been suspended for 50
games for a second drug vio-
lation. RHreliever Andrew
Doyle of Myrtle Beach (S.C.) in
the Class ACarolina League was
penalized. Doyle was 1-1 in two
levels of Class Athis season. He
was the Rangers fourth-round
pick in the draft in 2009.
Toronto: LHJo-Jo Reyes
(0-2, 5.48 ERA) could be pitch-
ing to stay in the rotation when
he starts today at Tampa Bay.
Were going to do our best to
stick with himas long as we
can, but its a results-oriented
game and were continuing to
evaluate it as we would with
any other young player, GM
Alex Anthopoulos said.
FromThe Sports Xchange and
wire reports
AmericanLeague notes
His batting average might
be dropping, but the Legend
of SamFuld rolls on.
Last week, the unher-
alded, modest-sized out-
elder for the Tampa Bay
Rays whose hustle and
daredevil catches have
made him an Internet and
Twitter sensation turned up
on the All-Star ballot for the
rst time. If you had asked
me three weeks ago, I
would have said youre cra-
zy, Fuld says.
At Fergs Sports Bar and
Grill, a popular hangout
across the street fromTrop-
icana Field in St. Petersburg,
Fla., more than 300 people
six times the normal
weeknight crowd with the
Rays on the road turned
out Thursday to watch 10
contestants compete in a
Sam Fuld lookalike contest,
according to owner Mark
Ferguson. The winner was
an8-year-oldgirl who dark-
ened her face to simulate
Fulds trimbeard.
Everyone was excited,
Ferguson says. The kid is
like a legend.
Among Fulds team-
mates, his name nowis syn-
onymous with a standard of
excellence. After Rays utility
player Ben Zobrist homered
twice and had 10 RBI in a
day-night doubleheader
sweep of the Minnesota
Twins on Thursday, Zobrist
pondered the achievement
for a moment and said,
This must be what its like
to feel like SamFuld.
A throw-in by the Chi-
cago Cubs in the eight-play-
er deal for pitcher Matt Gar-
za last winter, Fuld was
hitting .350 and leading the
American League with 10
stolen bases until skidding
into career-worst 0-for-18
stretch. Fuld ended the
drought Sunday with a
leadoff double and is hitting
Noone expectedFuld, 29,
to hit .350 all season. But
Rays manager Joe Maddon
says he thinks Fuld can be a
productive everyday player.
And even though Fuld has
cooled off, Maddon expects
hell draw signicant All-
Star support.
I think youre going to be
surprised by how many
people actually vote for
him, Maddon says. You
look at his numbers, theyre
pretty darn good. Beyond
that, there are a lot of aver-
age Americans who can
identify with this fellow.
Hes hard not to like. Hes
NewHampshire roots
A Stanford graduate with
an economics degree, Fuld
was born and raised in
New Hampshire, which has
produced 50 major league
ballplayers, according to His
father, Kenneth, is the dean
of the College of Liberal Arts
at the University of New
Hampshire. His mother,
Amanda Merrill, is a New
Hampshire state senator.
Fuld, a 10th-round pick
by the Cubs in the 2004
draft, is listed as 5-10 but
concedes 5-8 or 5-9 is clos-
er to the truth. He read
Moneyball and interned
with Stats Inc., a sports con-
tent and statistical analysis
provider, after completing a
minor league season in the
Cubs system.
Though Fuld had more
walks (302) than strikeouts
(254) in the minors and
thrilled Cubs fans with fear-
less defense in call-ups over
three seasons, he struggled
at the plate as a major lea-
guer with men in scoring
position. It took him102 at-
bats to collect his rst RBI.
Last winter, with Alfonso
Soriano, Marlon Byrd and
Kosuke Fukudome lockedin
as outeld starters and Fuld
out of minor league options,
the Cubs dealt him to the
Different organizations
look at different things,
Fuld says. Maybe the Rays
might have appreciated
some of the things I dida lit-
tle better than Chicago, but
at the same time, (the Cubs)
did give me chances.
With the Cubs, Fuld
thought he pressed too
much at the plate. So when
he didnt hit right away this
spring, Maddon and others
pulled himaside.
They told me, Relax. We
like you. We know what
you can do. Its only 20 at-
bats, Fuld says.
Its one thing to hear it
fromyour dad or your wife,
but to hear it from Joe and
the coaches was pretty re-
Fuld, who hits left-hand-
ed and chokes up on the
bat, made the team as a
backup. His role and career
changed April 8, when
Manny Ramirez retired
rather than accept a 100-
game suspension for a sec-
ond violation of Major
League Baseballs drug pol-
icy. Maddon shifted Johnny
Damon to designated hitter
and plugged Fuld into the
The next day, playing
right eld against the White
Sox in Chicago, Fuld made a
spectacular two-out catch
on Juan Pierre with the bas-
es loaded a diving, back-
hand grab near the corner,
nished off with an arm-
bloodying slide.
It is one of several great
defensive plays that
sees no drop-off in the eld
with Fuld replacing Carl
Crawford, a GoldGlove win-
ner last year who departed
Tampa Bay to sign with the
Boston Red Sox in free
agency. Ive got so much
respect for Carl, I never
thought Id be saying this
one month into the season,
Maddon says. But defen-
sively, we havent lost any-
thing in left eld.
After the White Sox se-
ries, Crawford and Boston
were introduced to Fuld,
who grewup a Red Sox fan.
With his parents, sister An-
nie and assorted relatives
and friends in the stands,
Fuld went 4-for-6 with a
home run in his Fenway
Park debut. He missed the
cycle only because he
stretched a single into a
double in his nal at-bat.
Overnight, Twitter ex-
ploded with one-liners un-
der the #LegendofSamFuld
hashtag. At the NewHamp-
shire State House in Con-
cord, Jack Barnes, the chair-
man of the Senate public
and municipal affairs com-
mittee and a die-hard Red
Sox fan, jokingly called for a
vote to remove Fulds
mother from the commit-
tee because Samwas killing
the Red Sox. It failed.
I got a lot of support
from the audience, Merrill
says with a laugh.
Fuld quickly settled into
left eld and the leadoff
spot. And the Rays, after
opening the season 0-6,
took off with Fuld and Da-
mon as hot-hitting table-
setters, winning 13 of 16
through Thursday.
With Fulds popularity
soaring, the Rays replaced a
Ramirez bobble-head night
with a cape giveaway hon-
oring Fuld on May 29. Fuld
on Thursday started his
own Twitter account,
@SamFuld5. By the end of
the day, he had more than
Its been overwhelming
and obviously completely
unexpected, Fuld says of
the attention. It can be a
little fatiguing at times, but I
think its great. I know my
friends and family are get-
ting a kick out of it, andthey
loveit. If everyoneelseis en-
joying it, why cant I? I think
its really cool.
Durability a concern
So can Fuld sustain what
hes doing?
Scouts like Fulds smarts
and defensive skills but
questionwhether hewill hit
enough. Maddon has no
such doubts. He loves Fulds
swing and foresees him
producing like he did in
Class AAA, batting .270 to
.280 with 20-plus steals.
He worries about Fuld
wearing down, though. Fuld
takes daily insulin injections
for Type 1 diabetes, a condi-
tion he has managed since
he was 10. And playing on
an articial surface can be
demanding for someone
who throws his body
around like Fuld does.
My biggest concern is
keeping him strong, Mad-
don says. Resting him
properly is going to permit
him to play, not quite at the
level youre seeing now, but
at a very high level for the
whole season, I think.
But high enough to be an
All-Star? Fuld jokes that
hell need more than his
home state behind him to
pull that off, though Mad-
don suspects the Stanford
community can help there.
The Silicon Valley is go-
ing to be up in arms trying
to push this through some-
how, Maddon says. Its a
great plot, and I hope it
Rays Fuld a sudden folk hero
By Chris OMeara, AP
Fromthrow-into great catch: Outelder SamFuld, part of an eight-player offseason
trade, has endeared himself to Rays fans with hot hitting, hustle and top-notch defense.
By Pat Borzi
Special for USATODAY
Rangers 4
Oaklands Hideki Matsui hit the rst pitch of the bottomof the 10th inning
fromDarrenOliver into the right-eld seats for a game-winning home run.
Grant Balfour (2-1) had walked three in the top of the 10th to load the bases
for Texas pinch-hitter Yorvit Torrealba, who struck out swinging. The Ath-
letics took three of four fromthe reigning AL champion Rangers, who have
lost six of eight and 12 of 19 after a 9-1 start.
Yankees 5,
NickSwisher hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off closer Jose Val-
verde (2-1) as NewYork handed Detroit its seventh consecutive loss. With
runners on rst and second and one out, Swisher singled up the middle and
MarkTeixeira scored fromsecond with a slide. Alex Rodriguez added an-
other run when he scored fromthird on a passed ball by Alex Avila. Joba
Chamberlain(2-0) got the win by pitching a scoreless eighth, and Mariano
Rivera worked a perfect ninth for his 11th save.
Angels 5
DustinPedroia fouled off nine pitches in a 13-pitch at-bat against Los Ange-
les JeredWeaver before lining a go-ahead, two-run single that lifted Bos-
ton. Weaver (6-1), scratched Sunday because of a stomach virus, gave up
three runs and six hits, struck out six and walked one over six innings. The
victory was the Red Soxs second in a rowafter dropping four of ve and
raised their record to 5-0 against the Angels this season.
Orioles 2
Paul Konerko homered twice and MarkBuehrle pitched 6
3 scoreless in-
nings to lead Chicago past Baltimore. Konerko hit a two-run homer and a so-
lo shot for the White Sox, who ended a ve-game skid with their fourth win
in 19 games. They also avoided a four-game sweep by the Orioles. Juan
Pierre had an RBI single along with a diving catch and Alex Rios added a so-
lo homer to help the White Sox end a seven-game home skid with their rst
win at U.S. Cellular Field since April 12. Buehrle (2-3) scattered eight hits.
*HOMEteams incaps
Mondays games
Last vs.
East W L Pct. GB Strk. 10 Div. Home Away
NewYork 17 9 .654 W-3 7-3 8-4 12-6 5-3
Tampa Bay 15 13 .536 3 L-1 6-4 4-4 7-9 8-4
Baltimore 13 14 .481 4 L-1 5-5 5-5 7-8 6-6
Boston 13 15 .464 5 W-2 6-4 6-6 7-6 6-9
Toronto 13 15 .464 5 L-2 5-5 4-8 6-5 7-10
Last vs.
Central W L Pct. GB Strk. 10 Div. Home Away
Cleveland 19 8 .704 W-6 7-3 9-6 13-2 6-6
Kansas City 15 13 .536 4 W-3 4-6 9-8 12-5 3-8
Detroit 12 17 .414 8 L-7 3-7 4-5 6-7 6-10
Chicago 11 19 .367 9 W-1 3-7 3-5 5-9 6-10
Minnesota 9 18 .333 10 L-6 3-7 3-4 4-6 5-12
Last vs.
West W L Pct. GB Strk. 10 Div. Home Away
Los Angeles 16 13 .552 L-1 4-6 4-2 6-7 10-6
Texas 16 13 .552 L-2 4-6 5-5 11-5 5-8
Oakland 15 14 .517 1 W-2 6-4 7-7 7-6 8-8
Seattle 13 16 .448 3 L-1 7-3 4-6 5-8 8-8
Todays probable pitchers, lines
2011 season
opp. 2010-11 vs. opp. Last 3 starts
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:40 ET (Line: T.B., -175; Total runs: 9)
Tor.-Reyes (L) 0-2 23 5.48 0-0 0-0 7 5.14 0-1 12Z 5.68
T.B.-Davis (R) 3-2 33 2.73 2-1 2-1 21Z 2.49 3-0 20Z 1.74
NewYorkat Detroit, 7:05 ET (Line: N.Y., -165; Total runs: 9)
N.Y.-Sabathia(L) 2-1 40 2.25 15-11 1-1 19 4.74 2-0 21z 2.95
Det.-Penny(R) 1-3 35z 6.11 1-2 0-1 4z 16.62 1-2 19 4.26
Los Angeles at Boston, 7:10 ET (Line: Bos., -150; Total runs: 7)
L.A.-Haren(R) 4-1 44 1.23 2-6 0-3 16z 4.41 1-1 19z 1.86
Bos.-Lester (L) 3-1 39z 2.52 3-1 2-0 14 0.64 3-0 20 1.35
Minnesota at Chicago, 8:10 ET (Line: Chi., -140; Total runs: 9)
Min.-Liriano(L) 1-4 23Z 9.13 3-3 3-0 30z 4.15 1-2 14z 10.05
Chi.-Jackson(R) 2-3 35z 5.86 1-3 0-3 16Z 9.18
Baltimore at Kansas City, 8:10 ET (Line: K.C., -135; Total runs: 9)
Bal.-Bergesen(R) 0-3 22Z 4.76 1-1 0-1 13Z 3.29 0-2 17 5.29
K.C.-Francis (L) 0-3 34 5.03 0-2 0-3 13z 8.78
Clevelandat Oakland, 10:07 ET (Line: Oak., -115; Total runs: 7
Cle.-Carmona(R) 2-3 36Z 5.15 3-5 1-2 21 3.43 2-1 19 4.26
Oak.-Ross (R) 1-2 16z 2.76 0-0 0-0 2 0.00 0-1 11z 2.38
Texas at Seattle, 10:10 ET (Line: Tex., -144; Total runs: 7)
Tex.-Ogando(R) 3-0 31z 2.30 1-0 1-0 7z 0.00 1-0 18z 3.93
Sea.-Bedard(L) 1-4 25Z 5.96 4-3 0-1 5 5.40 1-2 16Z 4.32
Lines by
Results, upcoming games
Sunday Wednesday Thursday
Cle. 5, Det. 4 Min. at Chi., 2:10 N.Y. at Det., 1:05
N.Y. 5, Tor. 2 Tor. at T.B., 6:40 Tor. at T.B., 1:10
Bos. 3, Sea. 2 N.Y. at Det., 7:05 L.A. at Bos., 1:35
L.A. 6, T.B. 5 L.A. at Bos., 7:10 Bal. at K.C., 2:10
Bal. 6, Chi. 4 Bal. at K.C., 8:10 Cle. at Oak., 3:35
K.C. 10, Min. 3 Cle. at Oak., 10:05 Tex. at Sea., 10:10
Oak. 7, Tex. 2 Tex. at Sea., 10:10
AL leaders (throughMonday)
Basedon3.1plateappearances for each
gameaplayers teamhas played.
G AB R H Avg
Bautista, Tor 25 84 25 30 .357
Kubel, Min 27 96 11 34 .354
Cabrera, Det 29 103 24 36 .350
Joyce, TB 26 81 12 28 .346
Hafner, Cle 21 76 13 26 .342
Young, Tex 29 117 15 40 .342
Gordon, KC 27 112 20 38 .339
Betemit, KC 21 75 12 25 .333
Izturis, LA 22 90 9 30 .333
On-base +slugging
Bautista, Tor. .1.292
Cabrera, Det. .1.100
Cano, NY ..............970
Hafner, Cle. ........959
Teixeira, NY .......958
Grandersn, NY .953
Martin, NY ..........947
Slugging pct.
Bautista, Tor ......762
Cabrera, Det ......631
Cano, NY ..............630
Grandersn, NY .620
Avila, Det .............593
Zobrist, TB ..........587
Francoeur, KC ...579
Bautista, Tor .........30
Abreu, LA ...............24
Cabrera, Det .........22
Cust, Sea .................22
On-base pct.
Bautista, Tor ......530
Cabrera, Det ......469
Butler, KC ............438
Abreu, LA ............416
Home runs
Bautista, Tor ............9
Cano, NY ....................8
Granderson, NY ....8
Konerko, Chi ...........8
A. Beltre, Tex ...........7
Cabrera, Det ............7
Cruz, Tex ...................7
Teixeira, NY .............7
Zobrist, TB ................7
Gordon, KC ............13
Quentin, Chi .........13
Young, Tex .............13
Gonzalez, Bos ......11
Barton, Oak .............9
Boesch, Det ..............9
Francoeur, KC .........9
Izturis, LA .................9
Kubel, Min ...............9
Zobrist, TB ................9
Bourjos, LA ..............4
Crisp, Oak .................3
Rodriguez, TB .........3
Bautista, Tor .........25
Cabrera, Det .........24
Kendrick, LA .........21
Andrus, Tex ..........20
Ellsbury, Bos ........20
Gordon, KC ............20
Zobrist, TB .............20
Runs battedin
Zobrist, TB .............25
Konerko, Chi ........24
A. Beltre, Tex ........23
Young, Tex .............23
Lind, Tor ..................22
Avila, Det ................21
Aviles, KC ...............21
Cabrera, Det .........21
Cano, NY .................21
Francoeur, KC ......21
Young, Tex .............40
Suzuki, Sea ............39
Gordon, KC ............38
Cabrera, Det .........36
Gonzalez, Bos ......35
Kendrick, LA .........35
Fuld, TB ...................10
Suzuki, Sea ............10
Andrus, Tex .............8
Crisp, Oak .................8
Dyson, KC .................7
Ellsbury, Bos ...........7
Upton, TB ..................7
Total bases
Cabrera, Det .........65
Bautista, Tor .........64
Cano, NY .................63
Quentin, Chi .........63
Francoeur, KC ......62
Kendrick, LA .........62
Weaver, LA ..........6-1
Masterson, Cle .5-0
Britton, Bal ..........5-1
Cahill, Oak ...........4-0
Scherzer, Det .....4-0
Tomlin, Cle ..........4-0
Burnett, NY .........4-1
Haren, LA .............4-1
Pineda, Sea .........4-1
Haren, LA ...........1.23
Weaver, LA ........1.39
Cahill, Oak .........1.88
Pineda, Sea .......2.01
Shields, TB .........2.14
Masterson, Cle 2.25
Sabathia, NY ....2.25
Ogando, Tex .....2.30
Tomlin, Cle ........2.45
Lester, Bos .........2.52
Rivera, NY ..............11
Fuentes, Oak ...........7
League, Sea ..............7
C. Perez, Cle .............7
Soria, KC ....................6
Comp. games
Shields, TB ................2
Weaver, LA ...............2
8tied ...........................1
Weaver, LA ............55
Verlander, Det ....51
Hernandez, Sea ..45
Romero, Tor .........41
Shields, TB .............39
Floyd, Chi ...............38
Haren, LA ...............38
Weaver, LA ........51Z
Verlander, Det ....48
Hernandz, Sea .47Z
Shields, TB .........46z
Buehrle, Chi ......45z
Hochevar, KC ....44z
Haren, LA ...............44
McCarthy, Oak 41z
Collins, KC .............15
Rivera, NY ..............15
Quality starts
Verlander, Det. ......7
Weaver, LA ...............7
Haren, LA ..................1
Shields, TB ................1
Weaver, LA ...............1
Sipp, Cle. ...................8
Soriano, NY ..............8
Athletics 5, Rangers 4
Texas................ 002 020 000 0 4
Oakland............ 010 110 010 1 5
Texas ab r h bi bb so avg
Andrus ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .257
Moreland1b-rf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .277
Young2b 3 0 1 3 1 1 .342
A. Beltredh 3 0 0 1 1 1 .252
Cruz rf-lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .225
Murphylf-cf 3 0 1 0 2 0 .286
Davis 3b 4 0 2 0 1 0 .235
Teagardenc 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Torrealbaph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .287
Borboncf 2 2 2 0 0 0 .259
Napoli ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240
Totals 34 4 8 4 6 7
uBatting 2B: Young (13); Borbon
(1). S: Andrus; Borbon. SF: Young; A.
Beltre. RBI: Young 3 (23); A. Beltre (23).
GIDP: Davis. TeamLOB: 10.
uFielding E: Andrus (7). DP: 1.
Oakland ab r h bi bb so avg
Ellis 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .186
Barton1b 4 1 0 0 1 1 .202
Jacksonrf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .274
Willinghamlf 4 1 2 1 1 2 .247
Matsui dh 5 1 1 2 0 0 .242
Suzuki c 4 1 2 1 0 0 .267
DeJesus cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .226
LaRoche3b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .341
Penningtonss 3 0 2 1 1 0 .244
Totals 36 511 5 4 5
uBatting 2B: Ellis (8); Willingham
(5). HR: Willingham(5); Matsui (3); Su-
zuki (3). S: Ellis. RBI: Willingham (16);
Matsui 2 (15); Suzuki (8); Pennington
(8). GIDP: Ellis. TeamLOB: 9.
uBaserunning CS: Pennington(4).
uFielding E: McCarthy2. DP: 2.
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
Holland 7 8 3 2 2 4 4.66
Rhodes BS,1 1 2 1 1 0 0 3.24
Eppley 1 0 0 0 2 1 1.59
Oliver L,1-3 0 1 1 1 0 0 3.18
McCarthy 6 6 4 0 2 4 3.05
Breslow Z 1 0 0 0 0 3.72
Ziegler z 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Wuertz 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
Fuentes 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.60
Balfour W,2-1 1 0 0 0 3 2 2.25
D.Oliver pitched to 1 batter in the 10th.
IBB: Barton (by Eppley). Batters faced;
pitches-strikes: Holland 30; 103-71;
Rhodes 5; 17-9; Eppley 5; 25-14; Oliver
1; 1-1; McCarthy26; 101-68; Breslow3;
12-7; Ziegler 2; 7-2; Wuertz 4; 18-15;
Fuentes 3; 14-9; Balfour 6; 30-15.
uUmpires HP: DeMuth; 1B: Danley;
2B: Nauert; 3B: Eddings.
uGame data T: 3:08. Att: 9,193.
Yankees 5, Tigers 3
NewYork ............ 210 000 002 5
Detroit.................. 011 000 100 3
NewYork ab r h bi bb so avg
Jeter ss 5 0 2 0 0 2 .250
Grandersoncf 3 1 0 0 2 1 .272
Teixeira1b 3 2 1 0 2 0 .258
Rodriguez 3b 5 1 1 0 0 1 .269
Swisher rf 4 0 2 1 1 1 .231
Posadadh 5 0 2 2 0 2 .150
Martinc 4 0 1 0 1 2 .291
Gardner lf 1 1 1 0 2 0 .211
Nunez 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .333
Totals 34 511 4 8 10
uBatting 2B: Swisher (3); Posada
(2); Nunez (2). S: Gardner. RBI: Swisher
(13); Posada 2 (14); Nunez (1). Team
LOB: 11.
uBaserunning SB: Nunez(3). CS: Je-
ter (2); Granderson(1).
Detroit ab r h bi bb so avg
Jacksoncf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .188
Santiago2b 4 1 3 0 0 0 .289
Ordonez dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .151
Cabrera1b 4 0 3 1 0 0 .350
Boeschrf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .300
Raburnlf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .243
Peraltass 4 0 0 0 0 0 .258
Avilac 4 2 2 2 0 1 .309
Inge3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .207
Totals 35 3 8 3 0 9
uBatting 2B: Santiago (2). HR: Avila
2 (5). RBI: Cabrera (21); Avila 2 (21).
TeamLOB: 5.
uFielding PB: Avila(1).
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
Colon 7 7 3 3 0 7 3.00
1 1 0 0 0 1 3.86
RiveraS,11 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.84
Verlander 6 8 3 3 4 8 3.75
Thomas z 0 0 0 0 010.38
Perry Z 1 0 0 1 1 5.68
Alburquerque 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.93
ValverdeL,2-1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1.54
WP: Verlander; Alburquerque. Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Colon 28; 97-67;
Chamberlain 4; 14-10; Rivera 3; 9-7;
Verlander 28; 127-74; Thomas 1; 2-2;
Perry 4; 17-9; Alburquerque 4; 14-7;
Valverde6; 35-19.
uUmpires HP: Nelson; 1B: Foster;
2B: B. Welke; 3B: Tschida.
uGame data T: 3:13. Att: 22,852.
RedSox 9, Angels 5
Los Angeles......... 001 010 021 5
Boston.................. 100 020 60x 9
Los Angeles ab r h bi bb so avg
Izturis 2b 4 1 3 1 1 0 .333
Abreudh 5 0 2 2 0 0 .277
Kendrick1b 5 1 2 0 0 0 .304
Hunter rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .237
Callaspo3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .289
Wells lf 4 1 1 2 0 0 .172
Aybar ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .322
Mathis c 3 1 1 0 1 0 .189
Bourjos cf 4 0 1 0 0 3 .297
Totals 37 513 5 2 3
uBatting 2B: Izturis 2 (9); Hunter
(4). HR: Wells (2). RBI: Izturis (10); Abreu
2 (11); Wells 2 (8). GIDP: Hunter; Call-
aspo. TeamLOB: 7.
uBaserunning SB: Abreu (4); Bour-
jos (3).
uFielding E: Bourjos (2). PB: Mathis
Boston ab r h bi bb so avg
Ellsburycf 4 3 2 0 0 0 .275
McDonaldcf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .111
Pedroia2b 4 1 1 2 1 1 .264
Gonzalez 1b 4 1 1 3 0 0 .310
Youkilis 3b 4 1 2 2 0 2 .232
Ortiz dh 4 1 2 2 0 0 .277
Drewrf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .243
Lowriess 4 0 0 0 0 1 .342
Crawfordlf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .181
Varitekc 3 1 1 0 1 1 .128
Totals 36 911 9 2 7
uBatting 2B: Ellsbury (8); Gonzalez
(11); Youkilis (7); Crawford (5). HR: Or-
tiz (3). RBI: Pedroia 2 (10); Gonzalez 3
(18); Youkilis 2 (17); Ortiz 2 (15). Team
LOB: 5.
uBaserunning SB: Ellsbury2(7).
uFielding DP: 2.
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
Los Angeles
Weaver L,6-1 6 6 3 3 1 6 1.39
Takahashi z 2 2 2 0 0 4.97
Rodriguez 1Z 3 4 4 1 1 6.52
Buchholz W,2-3 6Z 8 2 2 2 2 4.81
BardH,4 z 0 0 0 0 0 3.55
Wheeler 1z 4 3 3 0 1 9.90
Okajima Z 1 0 0 0 0 6.23
WP: Buchholz. Batters faced; pitches-
strikes: Weaver 25; 118-77; Takahashi
3; 9-7; Rodriguez 10; 38-21; Buchholz
28; 107-66; Bard 1; 5-3; Wheeler 7; 26-
20; Okajima3; 12-8.
uUmpires HP: Barry; 1B: Hirsch-
beck; 2B: Bell; 3B: Diaz.
uGame data T: 3:29. Att: 37,017.
White Sox 6, Orioles 2
Baltimore........... 000 000 002 2
Chicago................. 001 101 12x 6
Baltimore ab r h bi bb so avg
Roberts 2b 5 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Markakis rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .217
Izturis pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200
Lee1b 4 1 3 2 1 0 .248
Guerrerodh 5 0 2 0 0 0 .274
Scott lf 4 0 0 0 1 2 .246
Jones cf 5 0 3 0 0 2 .228
Reynolds 3b 4 0 1 0 0 3 .176
Wieters c 2 0 0 0 2 1 .241
Andinoss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .314
Totals 36 211 2 5 9
uBatting 2B: Jones (3); Reynolds
(7). HR: Lee (2). RBI: Lee 2 (6). GIDP: Lee;
Guerrero. TeamLOB: 11.
uBaserunning SB: Jones (3).
Chicago ab r h bi bb so avg
Pierrelf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .250
Ramirez ss 3 1 1 0 1 0 .259
Dunndh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .165
Konerko1b 3 2 2 4 0 0 .304
Quentinrf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .288
Pierzynski c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .258
Rios cf 4 2 2 1 0 0 .168
Teahen3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .256
Morel 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194
Beckham2b 2 1 1 0 0 0 .214
Totals 29 6 9 6 2 4
uBatting HR: Konerko 2 (8); Rios
(2). S: Pierre. SF: Konerko. RBI: Pierre(8);
Konerko4(24); Rios (7). TeamLOB: 4.
uBaserunning SB: Rios (4). CS:
Pierre(8); Beckham(1).
uFielding DP: 2.
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
GuthrieL,1-4 7 5 4 4 2 4 3.00
Rapada Z 1 1 1 0 016.20
Rupe z 3 1 1 0 0 7.59
BuehrleW,2-3 6Z 8 0 0 4 4 4.37
CrainH,3 1z 1 0 0 0 3 1.26
Sale Z 2 2 2 1 1 7.15
Santos S,3 z 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
HBP: Beckham (by Guthrie); Markakis
(by Sale). Batters faced; pitches-strikes:
Guthrie 27; 110-71; Rapada 3; 10-8;
Rupe 4; 12-7; Buehrle 30; 107-62; Crain
5; 25-20; Sale6; 34-15; Santos 1; 6-4.
uUmpires HP: Rapuano; 1B: ONora;
2B: Marquez; 3B: Hickox.
uGame data T: 2:43. Att: 38,007.
Woes dont slow Rockies: The Colorado Rockies are
leadingthe National League West eventhoughtwoof their
stars are off to slowstarts.
Slugger Carlos Gonzalez is ina prolongedhitting slump
that began after he caught the u in Pittsburgh almost a
month ago, and Ubaldo Jimenez is searching for his com-
mand and his rst win of the season after spending time
on the disabled list with a cracked cuticle on his pitching
Ill xthis, saidGonzalez, whohas expandedhis strike
zone over the last few weeks and is hitting .232 with one
home run.
Im going to nd a way to get back, said Jimenez, 0-2
with a 7.20 ERAa year after starting out 15-1.
None of Gonzalezs teammates are expressing concern
about their struggling slugger because he isnt ina fog over
his funk. He just needs to x his swing, which started to
get out of whack after he got sick April 8.
As he was starting tofeel better, Gonzalez made a diving
catch at rain-soaked Citi Field three days later, and that
prolonged his recovery and contributed to a stiff back that
bogged himdown upon the Rockies return to Denver.
Weakened, he started trying to get more power, and
that led to bad habits that quickly unraveled his sweet
swing that led to a terric 2010, when he hit .336 with 34
homers and 117 RBI, a success that he parlayed into an
$80 million contract over the winter.
The Rockies, on the other hand, are stumped by Jime-
nezs slump.
Your guess is as good as mine, manager Jim Tracy
said after Jimenez took the loss against the Pittsburgh Pi-
rates at Coors Field. If I had that answer, wed have xed
it, and we would have xed it a heck of a lot sooner than
on May 1.
Jimenez won 19 games a year ago and was the starter
for the NL in the All-Star Game but has struggled to regain
the formthat left hitters ailing at his pitches.
In Sundays 8-4 loss, Jimenez (0-2) threw three wild
pitches, tying a club record, and he allowed four runs on
six hits, struck out six and walked four in four innings.
I dont know what is going wrong, Jimenez said. Its
probably a problemwith my mechanics. I had been trying
to get my velocity back, and right now I have to improve
my velocity and my location at the same time.
Fromwire reports
Inside the major leagues
By Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
Struggling: Rockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez is hitting a
paltry .232 with one home run so far this season.
Giants 0
TomGorzelanny allowed three hits in eight sharp innings and Michael
Morse and Jerry HairstonJr. drove in runs for Washington on Military Ap-
preciation Night. Gorzelanny (1-2), who retired 15 consecutive batters at one
point, hadnt lasted eight innings in a game since 2007. The Nationals Drew
Storenclosed a game that took 2 hours, 2 minutes with his sixth save.
Brewers 2
Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run double as Atlanta nally solved Yovani Gallar-
do. DavidRoss hit a homer in the third inning before the Braves knocked Gal-
lardo (2-2) out of the game in the sixth. Gallardo began the day 3-0 with a
0.96 ERAagainst Atlanta, including a two-hit shutout April 5 in Milwaukee.
Marlins 6,
Mike Stantonhit a tying home run in the fth inning and tripled and scored
the go-ahead run in the eighth to lift Florida into a rst-place tie with Philadel-
phia in the NL East. Gaby Sanchez ended Kyle Lohses 22-inning scoreless in-
ning streak with his rst grand slam, also the Marlins majors-leading third of
the year, in the third inning. Leo Nunez nished for his 10th save in 10 tries.
Pirates 4,
Garrett Jones and Chris Snyder each hit two-run homers in the rst inning,
and that was all the offense Pittsburgh would need. San Diego, which fell to
2-6 in one-run games, lost to the Pirates for the rst time since Sept. 18, 2009.
Cubs 2
Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 28 games with an ineld single
that capped a three-run fth inning for Los Angeles. ClaytonKershaw(3-3)
pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and eight hits, including Alfonso
Sorianos major league-leading 11th homer leading off the seventh.
vs. CINCINNATI, ppd.
Aforecast of unrelenting rain prompted the Reds to postpone Mondays game
more than three hours before the scheduled start. It will be made up Thursday.
Mondays games
Last vs.
East W L Pct. GB Strk. 10 Div. Home Away
Florida 18 9 .667 W-2 7-3 6-5 10-5 8-4
Philadelphia 18 9 .667 L-1 7-4 9-5 9-5 9-4
Atlanta 15 15 .500 4 W-2 7-3 6-6 6-7 9-8
Washington 14 14 .500 4 W-2 5-5 6-9 9-7 5-7
NewYork 12 16 .429 6 W-1 7-4 8-10 5-8 7-8
Last vs.
Central W L Pct. GB Strk. 10 Div. Home Away
St. Louis 16 13 .552 L-2 6-4 5-4 6-7 10-6
Cincinnati 14 14 .500 1 L-1 5-5 9-7 8-8 6-6
Pittsburgh 14 15 .483 2 W-2 6-4 7-5 4-8 10-7
Milwaukee 13 15 .464 2 L-3 4-6 8-9 8-5 5-10
Chicago 12 16 .429 3 L-2 3-7 4-5 6-8 6-8
Houston 11 17 .393 4 W-2 4-6 6-9 7-9 4-8
Last vs.
West W L Pct. GB Strk. 10 Div. Home Away
Colorado 17 9 .654 L-1 5-5 4-3 7-6 10-3
Los Angeles 15 15 .500 4 W-1 5-5 7-8 9-7 6-8
San Francisco 13 15 .464 5 L-2 3-7 8-7 4-5 9-10
Arizona 12 15 .444 5 W-1 4-6 2-3 8-8 4-7
San Diego 11 18 .379 7 L-1 3-7 4-4 4-12 7-6
Washington 2, San Francisco 0 Atlanta 6, Milwaukee 2
Houston at Cincinnati (ppd.) Florida 6, St. Louis 5
Pittsburgh 4, San Diego 3 Los Angeles 5, Chicago 2
Mondays results
Todays probable pitchers, lines
2011 season
opp. 2010-11 vs. opp. Last 3 starts
Washingtonat Philadelphia, 7:05 ET (Line: Phi., -145; Total runs: 7)
Was.-Hernandez (R) 3-2 39 3.23 12-10 1-0 6Z 1.35 2-1 21 3.00
Phi.-Hamels (L) 3-1 31Z 3.13 9-3 2-0 17Z 5.09 2-0 22 2.05
Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:10 ET (Line: Atl., -160; Total runs: 7
Mil.-Estrada(R) 1-0 21 3.00 1-0 1-0 6 6.00 1-0 19 3.32
Atl.-Hanson(R) 3-3 35 2.57 1-3 1-2 18z 2.95 2-1 19 1.89
Houstonat Cincinnati, 7:10 ET (Line: Cin., -184; Total runs: 8
Hou.-Happ(L) 1-4 28z 6.35 0-1 0-1 4 15.75 0-3 16Z 6.48
Cin.-Leake(R) 3-0 30Z 4.40 2-1 2-1 25z 2.49 2-0 20 3.15
SanFrancisco at NewYork, 7:10 ET (Line: N.Y., -125; Total runs: 7
S.F.-Vogelsong(R) 1-0 10z 1.74 1-0 1-0 5Z 3.18
N.Y.-Dickey(R) 1-3 33 3.82 0-1 0-1 7 1.29 0-2 21 4.71
Florida at St. Louis, 8:15 ET (Line: St.L., -140; Total runs: 8)
Fla.-A. Sanchez (R) 1-1 30z 3.86 1-1 1-0 7 0.00 1-0 20 2.25
StL.-McClellan(R) 4-0 30Z 3.23 0-0 0-0 2 0.00 3-0 18Z 3.38
Colorado at Arizona, 9:40 ET (Line: Col., -140; Total runs: 9
Col.-DeLaRosa(L) 4-0 31 2.61 6-3 2-1 18z 2.45 3-0 20Z 3.05
Ari.-Saunders (L) 0-3 27z 5.93 3-1 2-1 17z 3.63 0-2 18z 5.89
Pittsburghat SanDiego, 10:05 ET (Line: S.D., -157; Total runs: 6
Pit.-Karstens (R) 2-1 22Z 3.57 0-3 0-2 12 3.00 1-1 17 4.76
S.D.-Latos (R) 0-4 21Z 4.98 1-0 1-0 6 3.00 0-3 15Z 5.17
Chicago at Los Angeles, 10:10 ET (Line: L.A., -165; Total runs: 7
Chi.-Dempster (R) 1-3 31 9.58 7-3 1-0 13Z 4.61 0-1 11 15.55
L.A.-Billingsley(R) 2-1 34z 4.46 4-3 3-0 18Z 3.38 1-0 20z 2.21
Lines by
Results, upcoming games
Sunday Wednesday Thursday
Was. 5, S.F. 2 Hou. at Cin., 12:35 Hou. at Cin., 12:35
Atl. 6, St.L. 5 Chi. at L.A., 3:10 S.F. at N.Y., 1:10
Hou. 5, Mil. 0 Pit. at S.D., 6:35 Fla. at St.L., 1:45
Pit. 8, Col. 4 Was. at Phi., 7:05 Was. at Phi., 7:05
Ari. 4, Chi. 3 Mil. at Atl., 7:10 Mil. at Atl., 7:10
Fla. 9, Cin. 5 S.F. at N.Y., 7:10 Col. at Ari., 9:40
S.D. 7, L.A. 0 Fla. at St.L., 8:15
N.Y. 2, Phi. 1 (14) Col. at Ari., 9:40
Arizona: RHP Daniel Hud-
sonheld the Chicago Cubs
without a run in the rst inning
Sunday, ending a streak in
which he had given up two,
three, four and one run in the
rst inning of his previous four
starts. He said it was a con-
dence builder. Absolutely, es-
pecially the way I was going,
said Hudson, who won his sec-
ond consecutive start. . . . The
Diamondbacks have commit-
ted two errors in their last 67
innings, dating to April 24.
Atlanta: The Braves came
up with a newway to celebrate
a walk-off hit. While Brooks
Conradwas getting pummeled
by teammates after his game-
winning single Saturday, Mar-
tinPrado covered himin in-
eld dirt. It was pretty nasty,
Conrad told the Atlanta Journal-
Constitution. Spent a little ex-
tra time in the shower to get
everything off.
Chicago: SS StarlinCas-
tros 40 hits in April tied the
major league record for the
most hits in April by a player 21
or younger, according to Elias
Sports Bureau. Alex Rodriguez
had 40 hits in April 1997.
Cincinnati: Mondays rai-
nout will speed up RHP Homer
Baileys return to the rotation.
The game was rescheduled for
Thursday, and thats when Bai-
ley, on the disabled list because
of shoulder impingement, will
make his 2011 debut. Bailey
was tentatively scheduled to
start Thursday at low-ADayton
(Ohio) in another rehab start. I
feel prepared, Bailey said.
Colorado: IF-OF Ty Wig-
ginton(strained left side) did
not pinch-hit over the week-
end, but the Rockies hoped he
could be ready tonight. He took
swings in the batting cage over
the weekend and felt better.
Florida: IF Donnie Murphy
(right wrist) was placed on the
DL, retroactive to Saturday, and
OF BryanPetersenwas re-
called fromClass AAANewOr-
leans (Metairie, La.). Manager
EdwinRodriguez said Mur-
phy will play off the bench
when he returns. Greg Dobbs
and Wes Helms will platoon at
third base.
Houston: LF Carlos Lee,
hospitalized overnight Sunday
because of a rib cage contusion,
ewto Cincinnati the day after
the rest of his teammates. Lee
is considered day-to-day. Well
check himout and see howit is
and go fromthere, manager
BradMills said.
Los Angeles: LHreliever
Hong-ChihKuo, activated
Sunday fromthe DL, was
charged with four runs in one-
third of an inning. Kuo has giv-
en up ve runs in three innings
this year. It took until Aug. 16,
in Kuos 43rd appearance, be-
fore he gave up ve in 2010.
Milwaukee: Manager Ron
Roenicke said the Brewers ex-
pect to activate OF Nyjer Mor-
gan(right thigh contusion)
fromthe 15-day DL today. RHP
ZackGreinke (fractured left
rib) is scheduled to be activated
to start against the Atlanta
Braves on Wednesday. . . . IF
JordanBrownwas acquired
fromCleveland for cash consid-
erations. Brown, who hit .298
at Class AAAColumbus (Ohio)
last year, got two chances with
the Indians in 2010 and hit a
combined .230 with two RBI.
NewYork: RHP Jenrry
Mejia was diagnosed with a
complete medial collateral liga-
ment tear of the right elbow,
and surgery has been recom-
mended. He will seek a second
opinion, but surgery is likely,
which will cost hima year. Me-
jia started for Class AAABuffalo
this season but left his last start
Friday after four innings be-
cause of elbowdiscomfort.
Philadelphia: C Brian
Schneider, batting .133, prob-
ably will be behind the plate for
the third time in the last four
games tonight. C Carlos Ruiz,
the starter, has been bothered
by lower back pain and was
held out of the lineup in each of
the last three games.
Pittsburgh: CF Andrew
McCutchenand the Pirates are
negotiating toward a multiyear
contract extension that would
cover himthrough his arbitra-
tion years in 2015, the Pitts-
burgh Post-Gazette reported.
Imwilling to be here for my
whole career, McCutchen said.
I really love it in Pittsburgh. I
love howthings are starting to
turn around for us. Were very
open to working something
out, but we just want to make
sure its something we want.
St. Louis: SS RyanTheriot
committed his eighth error,
botching a grounder in the rst.
He entered the game tied for
the most in the majors. . . . 3B
DavidFreese will have surgery
on his fractured left hand today
and is expected to be out nine
to 12 weeks. Freese, who was
placed on the DL, was hit by a
pitch fromAtlanta RHScott Li-
nebrink on Sunday. OF-1B Allen
Craig, who had a strained
groin, was activated fromthe
DL to replace Freese.
San Diego: RHP Tim
Stauffer is 0-0 over his last
three starts despite a 1.87 ERA.
Stauffer has the second-worst
run support gure in the major
leagues (1.61) behind team-
mate DustinMoseley.
San Francisco: CF Dar-
renFordgot a World Series
ring before his rst big-league
hit. He got the ring in early
April. He got the hit Saturday.
Used mostly as a pinch-runner
and defensive replacement,
Ford played seven games in
September without getting an
at-bat, and he was hitless in his
rst ve at-bats this year.
Washington: OF Michael
Morse, who has been strug-
gling in left eld and could lose
playing time to Laynce Nix,
said he was willing to play third
base in RyanZimmermans
absence if needed. Morse
played there in spring training
and came up in Seattles system
as an inelder, though manager
JimRigglemansaid he would
prefer to stick with Alex Cora
and Jerry Hairston, who are
better defenders.
FromThe Sports Xchange
National League notes
April wasnt great for the
defending World Series
champions, and May hasnt
started so well, either.
Even so, to be (around)
.500 is a minor miracle as
bad as weve played, San
Francisco Giants general
manager Brian Sabean said.
His teams offensive dol-
drums continued Monday.
Shut out by the Washington
Nationals 2-0, the Giants
have scored 23 runs in a
3-8 stretch, dropping them
to 13-15 and ve games be-
hind the National League
West-leading Colorado
The chief reason the
champs havent hit their
stride is that some Giants
arent hitting their weight.
Theyve managed more
than two runs three times
inthe11-gamestretch, dur-
ing which only catchers
Buster Posey and Eli White-
side have homered.
Hitting is contagious,
manager Bruce Bochy said.
So is not hitting. And right
now, weve got a serious vi-
rus in this lineup. Were
awful right now. We know
it. You keep thinking were
going to come out of it. Its
not happening. Ill change
some things up, (but)
theres no getting around it,
theyre pressing. Their con-
dence is shaken."
The Giants, who batted
.257 and were sixth in the
NL with a .408 slugging
percentage in 2010, are hit-
ting .236 and slugging .365.
Only the San Diego Padres
have scored fewer runs
among NL teams.
On Monday, they wasted
seven strong innings by
Madison Bumgarner (0-5),
getting shut out on three
hits through eight innings
by Washingtons Tom Gor-
zelanny (4-0 lifetime vs.
the Giants), who hadnt
won a start since August.
Aubrey Huff was left hitting
.190, Miguel Tejada .211
and Cody Ross .189.
San Francisco is next-to-
last in the NL in walks and
on-base percentage.
The Giants have beenop-
erating without center
elder Andres Torres
(Achilles strain), a potential
catalyst on the bases, and
versatile Mark DeRosa (in-
ammation in left wrist).
One of the few players not
struggling, third baseman
Pablo Sandoval (.313, ve
homers), broke the hamate
bone in his right hand and
will be lost for up to seven
Braves off-eld woes:
It was a bad week off the
eld for the Atlanta Braves
pitching staff.
Right-hander Derek
Lowe was charged Thurs-
day with drunken driving.
Pitching coach Roger Mc-
Dowell was suspended
Sunday for two weeks
without pay for what Major
League Baseball described
as inappropriate conduct
toward fans. He is accused
of inappropriate gestures
and homophobic and
threatening remarks to-
ward fans before an April
23 game in San Francisco.
I understand that Mr.
McDowell is very contrite
about his conduct, and
hopefully this incident will
be used to increase public
awareness of the impor-
tance of sensitivity to oth-
ers, Commissioner BudSe-
lig said.
Third-base crises: The
Giants arent the only NL
team minus a third base-
The St. Louis Cardinals
Albert Pujols wound up at
third for the rst time in
nine seasons Sunday after
David Freese broke a bone
in his left hand.
The Nationals hoped
Ryan Zimmerman, original-
ly diagnosed with an ab-
dominal strain, might be
back by now. Instead, Zim-
merman, on the disabled
list since April 12, was
scheduled to have abdomi-
nal surgery today and is ex-
pected to miss six more
Slumps hit Giants hard
By Rob Carr, Getty Images
Frustration: Aubrey Huff, throwing his helmet after
striking out Friday, is hitting .190 for the Giants.
NL beat
By Seth Livingstone
NL leaders (throughSunday)
Basedon3.1plateappearances for each
gameaplayers teamhas played.
G AB R H Avg
Holliday, StL 21 79 21 33 .418
Berkman, StL 25 93 23 37 .398
Polanco, Phi 27 109 18 42 .385
Wallace, Hou 27 89 15 34 .382
Ethier, LA 29 111 15 42 .378
Kemp, LA 29 110 20 41 .373
Votto, Cin 28 98 24 35 .357
Braun, Mil 27 101 24 36 .356
Freese, StL 25 87 12 31 .356
Phillips, Cin 24 97 22 34 .351
On-base +slugging
Berkman, StL1.209
Holliday, StL ..1.166
Braun, Mil. ......1.153
Votto, Cin. .......1.094
Kemp, LA .........1.057
Fielder, Mil. ....1.027
Ethier, LA .............998
Slugging pct.
Berkman, StL ....753
Braun, Mil ...........703
Holliday, StL ......646
Fielder, Mil .........612
Kemp, LA .............609
Soriano, Chi .......608
Tulwitzki, Col ...602
Votto, Cin ...............26
Gomes, Cin ...........20
Fowler, Col ............18
Hudson, SD ...........18
Iannetta, Col ........18
On-base pct.
Holliday, StL ......521
Votto, Cin ............492
Berkman, StL ....456
Braun, Mil ...........450
Wallace, Hou ....450
Home runs
Braun, Mil ..............10
Soriano, Chi ..........10
Berkman, StL ..........8
Heyward, Atl ..........7
Pujols, StL .................7
Tulowitzki, Col ......7
Young, Ari. ...............7
6tied ...........................6
Ethier, LA ................10
Fowler, Col ............10
Beltran, NY ..............9
Berkman, StL ..........9
Fielder, Mil ...............9
Holliday, StL ............9
Prado, Atl ..................9
Reyes, NY ..................9
Wallace, Hou ..........9
10tied ........................8
12tied ........................2
Braun, Mil ..............24
Votto, Cin ...............24
Berkman, StL .......23
Phillips, Cin ..........22
Holliday, StL .........21
Pujols, StL ..............21
Stubbs, Cin ............21
Weeks, Mil ............21
5tied ........................20
Runs battedin
Howard, Phi .........28
Fielder, Mil ............26
Berkman, StL .......23
Braun, Mil ..............23
Drew, Ari. ...............22
Jones, Atl ................21
Pence, Hou ............21
Young, Ari. .............21
Davis, NY ................20
Soriano, Chi ..........20
Ethier, LA ................42
Polanco, Phi .........42
Kemp, LA ................41
Castro, Chi .............40
Reyes, NY ...............38
Berkman, StL .......37
Braun, Mil ..............36
Votto, Cin ...............35
Bourn, Hou ...........11
Desmond, Was ...10
Reyes, NY ...............10
Stubbs, Cin ............10
Hudson, SD ..............9
Tabata, Pit .................9
Total bases
Braun, Mil ..............71
Berkman, StL .......70
Kemp, LA ................67
Fielder, Mil ............63
DeLaRosa, Col ..4-0
McClellan, StL ...4-0
Halladay, Phi .....4-1
Harang, SD ..........4-1
Lohse, StL .............4-1
Correia, Pit ..........4-2
Johnson, Fla .....0.88
Moseley, SD ......1.63
Lohse, StL ...........1.64
Halladay, Phi ....2.14
Marcum, Mil ....2.21
Wolf, Mil ............2.39
Garcia, StL ..........2.48
Hanson, Atl .......2.57
Street, Col ..............10
Nunez, Fla ................9
Hanrahan, Pit .........8
Wilson, SF ................8
Marmol, Chi ............7
Bell, SD .......................6
Broxton, LA ..............6
Kimbrel, Atl .............6
Putz, Ari. ....................6
F. Rodriguez, NY ...6
Comp. games
Halladay, Phi ..........2
12tied ........................1
Garza, Chi ..............51
Halladay, Phi ........47
Lincecum, SF ........45
Lee, Phi ....................44
Norris, Hou ...........43
Kershaw, LA .........41
Halladay, Phi ....46z
Hudson, Atl .......41z
Johnson, Fla .........41
Kuroda, LA .........40Z
Correia, Pit ........40z
Fulchino, Hou .....16
Melancon, Hou ..16
Quality starts
Johnson, Fla. ...........6
Moseley, SD.............6
Chacin, Col ...............1
Gallardo, Mil ...........1
Garcia, StL ................1
Kennedy, Ari. ..........1
Lee, Phi .......................1
Lohse, StL ..................1
Marquis, Was .........1
Betancourt, Col .....8
Nationals 2, Giants 0
SanFrancisco... 000 000 000 0
Washington....... 000 000 20x 2
SanFrancisco ab r h bi bb so avg
Rowandcf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .290
F. Sanchez 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Poseyc 3 0 0 0 1 0 .266
Burrell lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .226
Huff 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .190
Tejada3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Fontenot ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .243
Ross rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .189
Bumgarner p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .182
Whitesideph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200
Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 0 3 0 1 5
uBatting 2B: Rowand (9). S: F. San-
chez. TeamLOB: 4.
Washington ab r h bi bb so avg
Espinosa2b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .217
Ankiel cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .221
Werthrf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .233
Ramos c 3 1 2 0 0 0 .375
Desmondss 2 1 1 0 0 1 .245
Morse1b 3 0 1 1 0 2 .216
LaRoche1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189
HairstonJr. lf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .200
Bixler 3b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Storenp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Gorzelannyp 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Cora3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175
Totals 28 2 5 2 1 9
uBatting 2B: Ramos (5); HairstonJr.
(2). S: Desmond. RBI: Morse (10); Hair-
stonJr. (7). TeamLOB: 4.
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
7 5 2 2 1 7 5.34
Affeldt 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.75
8 3 0 0 0 4 2.93
StorenS,6 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.56
IBB: Bixler (by Bumgarner). Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Bumgarner 27;
104-71; Affeldt 3; 13-8; Gorzelanny 27;
95-62; Storen4; 16-8.
uUmpires HP: Darling; 1B: Dreck-
man; 2B: Emmel; 3B: Drake.
uGame data T: 2:02. Att: 15,342.
Braves 6, Brewers 2
Milwaukee......... 000 200 000 2
Atlanta................. 001 004 10x 6
Milwaukee ab r h bi bb so avg
Weeks 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .300
Gomez cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .236
Braunlf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .352
Fielder 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .318
McGehee3b 4 1 0 0 0 1 .257
Hart rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .222
Betancourt ss 3 0 2 2 0 0 .265
Greenp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Kotsayph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .264
Nieves c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .172
Gallardop 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200
Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Braddockp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Counsell ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .172
Totals 33 2 7 2 1 6
uBatting 3B: Betancourt (1). S: Go-
mez. RBI: Betancourt 2 (12). Team LOB:
uBaserunning SB: Braun(4).
uFielding DP: 3.
Atlanta ab r h bi bb so avg
Pradolf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .252
Heywardrf 2 1 0 0 2 2 .248
Jones 3b 3 1 2 0 1 1 .282
Uggla2b 3 1 2 0 1 0 .209
Freeman1b 1 1 0 1 2 0 .215
Gonzalez ss 4 1 2 3 0 0 .241
McLouthcf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .252
Ross c 4 1 2 1 0 0 .318
Jurrjens p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000
OFlahertyp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hinskeph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Kimbrel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 610 6 6 7
uBatting 2B: Jones (9); Gonzalez
(6). HR: Ross (3). SF: Freeman. RBI: Free-
man (9); Gonzalez 3 (13); McLouth (8);
Ross (8). GIDP: Freeman; Gonzalez;
Ross. TeamLOB: 6.
uBaserunning CS: Prado(2).
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
GallardoL,2-2 5 9 5 5 4 7 6.10
Kintzler 1z 0 0 0 0 0 3.29
Braddock z 1 1 1 2 0 2.79
Green 1z 0 0 0 0 0 5.91
Jurrjens W,3-0 7Z 7 2 2 0 4 1.52
OFlahertyH,4 z 0 0 0 0 0 1.29
Kimbrel 1 0 0 0 1 2 2.13
Y.Gallardo pitched to 5 batters in the
6th. IBB: Uggla (by Braddock). Batters
faced; pitches-strikes: Gallardo 25; 89-
51; Kintzler 3; 8-6; Braddock 4; 18-7;
Green4; 7-6; Jurrjens 30; 101-73; OFla-
herty1; 3-2; Kimbrel 4; 18-12.
uUmpires HP: Culbreth; 1B: Ceder-
strom; 2B: Barksdale; 3B: Johnson.
uGame data T: 2:37. Att: 14,126.
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Marlins 6, Cardinals 5
Florida.................. 004 010 010 6
St. Louis .............. 203 000 000 5
Florida ab r h bi bb so avg
Coghlancf 4 1 1 0 1 1 .282
Infante2b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .227
Ramirez ss 4 1 0 0 1 1 .191
G. Sanchez 1b 5 1 2 4 0 0 .294
Stantonrf 5 2 3 1 0 1 .260
Dobbs 3b 3 0 0 1 0 0 .348
Buckc 3 0 0 0 1 0 .220
Bonifaciolf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .329
Volstadp 2 1 1 0 0 0 .222
Petersenph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mujicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Helms ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259
Hensleyp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nunez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 610 6 3 6
uBatting 2B: Bonifacio(5). 3B: Stan-
ton (1). HR: G. Sanchez (4); Stanton (4).
SF: Dobbs. RBI: G. Sanchez 4 (14); Stan-
ton(11); Dobbs (9). TeamLOB: 8.
uFielding DP: 1.
St. Louis ab r h bi bb so avg
Theriot ss 5 1 3 0 0 0 .317
Rasmus cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .295
Pujols 1b 2 1 0 0 2 0 .241
Hollidaylf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .410
Berkmanrf 3 1 2 4 1 0 .406
Molinac 3 0 1 1 1 0 .293
Descalso3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .214
Greene2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Lohsep 2 0 0 0 0 0 .176
Salas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jayph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Boggs p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Batistap 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Craigph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .303
Totals 33 5 8 5 5 1
uBatting HR: Berkman (9). RBI:
Berkman4 (27); Molina (13). GIDP: Hol-
liday. TeamLOB: 6.
uBaserunning CS: Molina(2).
uFielding E: Theriot (8).
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
Volstad 5 7 5 5 2 0 6.00
MujicaW,3-1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.11
Hensley 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.38
Nunez S,10 1 1 0 0 1 1 2.45
St. Louis
Lohse 6 6 5 5 3 2 2.44
Salas 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.87
Boggs L,0-2 1 2 1 1 0 1 2.30
Miller z 0 0 0 0 0 3.86
Batista Z 2 0 0 0 1 0.71
WP: Nunez; Batista. Batters faced;
pitches-strikes: Volstad23; 83-50; Muj-
ica 6; 24-15; Hensley 4; 14-7; Nunez 5;
17-11; Lohse 28; 102-70; Salas 3; 10-7;
Boggs 5; 19-11; Miller 1; 4-4; Batista 4;
uUmpires HP: Carapazza; 1B:
Layne; 2B: Davidson; 3B: Wendelstedt.
uGame data T: 2:57. Att: 32,635.
Dodgers 5, Cubs 2
Chicago................ 100 000 100 2
Los Angeles ........ 020 030 00x 5
Chicago ab r h bi bb so avg
Castross 4 0 0 0 0 1 .325
Barney2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .320
Byrdcf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .293
Ramirez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .291
Sotoc 4 0 1 1 0 2 .236
Sorianolf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .267
Pena1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .157
Johnsonrf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .357
Russell p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .167
Bergp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
DeWitt ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250
Samardzijap 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 2 8 2 0 6
uBatting 2B: Soto (7). HR: Soriano
(11). RBI: Soto (8); Soriano (21). Team
LOB: 6.
uFielding E: Byrd(1). DP: 1.
Los Angeles ab r h bi bb so avg
Carroll ss 4 1 0 0 0 1 .284
Sands 1b 4 1 1 2 0 0 .196
Padillap 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Broxtonp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ethier rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .374
Kempcf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .368
Uribe3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .247
Thames lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .176
GwynnJr. lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Barajas c 2 0 1 0 0 0 .209
DeJesus 2b 3 0 1 1 0 1 .185
Miles 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Kershawp 2 1 0 0 0 1 .267
Loneyph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202
Totals 31 5 7 5 0 6
uBatting 2B: Sands (6); Uribe (6);
Barajas (2). RBI: Sands 2 (7); Ethier (17);
Uribe (15); DeJesus (1). GIDP: Thames.
TeamLOB: 3.
uBaserunning SB: Kemp(9).
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
Russell L,1-4 4Z 6 5 4 0 3 8.15
Berg 1z 1 0 0 0 1 3.38
Samardzija 2 0 0 0 0 2 2.45
Los Angeles
KershawW,3-3 7 8 2 2 0 4 3.38
PadillaH,4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.80
BroxtonS,7 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.38
WP: Russell. HBP: Barajas (by Berg). Bat-
ters faced; pitches-strikes: Russell 21;
83-57; Berg 5; 11-7; Samardzija 6; 20-
13; Kershaw 29; 100-66; Padilla 3; 11-
10; Broxton3; 8-7.
uUmpires HP: Meals; 1B: Bucknor;
2B: Iassogna; 3B: Scott.
uGame data T: 2:30. Att: 30,239.
Pirates 4, Padres 3
Pittsburgh......... 400 000 000 4
SanDiego............ 000 002 010 3
Pittsburgh ab r h bi bb so avg
A. McCutchencf 4 0 0 0 1 1 .217
Paul lf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .333
Jones rf 3 1 1 2 1 0 .280
Walker 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .286
Overbay1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .225
Snyder c 3 1 1 2 1 1 .317
Alvarez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .206
Cedenoss 3 0 1 0 1 1 .205
McDonaldp 2 0 0 0 0 1 .100
Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Veras p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Resopp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pearceph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Hanrahanp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 4 6 4 6 7
uBatting HR: Jones (6); Snyder (1).
RBI: Jones 2 (12); Snyder 2 (10). Team
LOB: 6.
uBaserunning SB: A. McCutchen
(5); Paul (2). CS: Overbay (1); Cedeno
uFielding DP: 1.
SanDiego ab r h bi bb so avg
Venablerf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .195
Bartlett ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .223
Ludwicklf 4 0 2 1 0 1 .210
Cantu3b 3 1 1 2 1 1 .194
Frieri p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Gregersonp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Maybincf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .245
Hudson2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .237
Hawpe1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .173
Hundleyc 4 0 1 0 0 0 .272
Denorapr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282
Harangp 1 0 0 0 0 1 .100
Pattersonph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .071
Luebkep 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Headleyph-3b 2 0 1 0 0 0 .236
Totals 35 3 9 3 2 9
uBatting 2B: Hawpe (4). HR: Cantu
(2). RBI: Ludwick(13); Cantu2(9). Team
LOB: 7.
uBaserunning SB: Venable (9);
uFielding E: Harang(2).
Pitching ip h r er bb so era
6 5 2 2 1 5 6.75
Veras H,5 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.92
ResopH,4 1 2 1 1 1 1 1.76
HanrahanS,9 1 2 0 0 0 1 1.69
HarangL,4-2 5 5 4 4 2 4 4.37
Luebke 3 1 0 0 0 2 4.24
Frieri z 0 0 0 3 0 1.69
Gregerson Z 0 0 0 1 1 1.35
WP: Resop. Batters faced; pitches-
strikes: McDonald 23; 89-57; Veras 3;
14-9; Resop 6; 30-19; Hanrahan 5; 16-
12; Harang 22; 98-60; Luebke 9; 38-29;
Frieri 3; 21-9; Gregerson3; 13-7.
uUmpires HP: Wegner; 1B: Guc-
cione; 2B: Winters; 3B: Everitt.
uGame data T: 3:08. Att: 20,546.
The upstarts took over the NBA
stage in Game 1 of two conference
seminal series Monday, as the visiting
Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles
Lakers 96-94 after the visiting Atlanta
Hawks beat the overall No. 1 seed Chi-
cago Bulls 103-95.
In Los Angeles, the Lakers seemingly
broke away from the Mavericks late in
the rst half and early in the third
quarter, goingona 13-3runfor a 62-47
But the Mavericks hung in behind
Dirk Nowitzkis 28 points and 15 off
the bench fromJason Terry in the rst-
ever postseason matchup between
Nowitzki and the Lakers Kobe Bryant
(36 points).
Game 2 is Wednesday in Los
We started the third quarter really
sloppy, mistake after mistake. Theyre a
veteran team, and theyre going to
make you pay, Nowitzki said. We did
a good job staying in there and got
some stops nally.
We feel like we have one of the best
benches in the league, and they came
through with 40 points.
The Lakers, though, still had a 94-93
lead with 20.3 seconds left. Pau Gasol
was called for a foul on Nowitzki, who
hit the two free throws for a 95-94
The Mavericks had a foul to give on
the next Laker possession, and Jason
Kidd gave it. So with 8.8 seconds left,
Los Angeles inbounded the ball to Ga-
sol. Bryant came around the screen
trying totake the ball, but Kiddworked
himself through, knocked the ball
away and drewa foul.
Kidd made one of two free throws
for the 96-94 lead.
And still the Lakers had a chance
with 3.1 seconds left, but Bryant
missedona three-pointer fromthe top
of the key.
In Chicago, the Hawks, who came
limping into the playoffs, have a little
swagger now.
They followed their rst-round up-
set of the Orlando Magic with a con-
vincing win against the Bulls, getting
56 points from Joe Johnson and Jamal
Game 2 is Wednesday in Chicago.
Johnson was a target of the Bulls in
free agencylast summer, andCrawford
spent his rst four NBA seasons in
I thought we came here on a mis-
sion, said Crawford, who nished
with 22 points, including a clutch
three-point shot with1
2 minutes left.
We didnt end the season well, but
weve beenplaying well inthe playoffs.
I think were playing our best ball.
For a moment at the nal buzzer it
appeared the loss was the least of Chi-
cagos problems.
Derrick Rose, who will be named
NBA MVP as soon as today, the Associ-
ated Press reported, injured his left an-
kle and was assisted off the court by
teammates and a trainer.
Its ne, Rose said, limping slightly
as he walked. I twisted my ankle a lit-
tlebit. I shouldbeneif I get treatment
the way Imsupposed to.
It was quite a turnaround from the
last time the teams played, when the
Bulls built a 47-point lead and nished
with a 114-81 win March 22 in Atlan-
Johnson, who exploded for 34
points, including 5-for-5 from three-
point range, said he thought the
Hawks were underestimated entering
the playoffs. But were a condent
group. As long weve got each others
back in that locker room; thats all that
matters, Johnson said.
Atlantas unsung hero was point
guard Jeff Teague, who got the game
ball from coach Larry Drew for his de-
fense on Rose and direction of the of-
fense replacing injured Kirk Hinrich.
Jeff was absolutely phenomenal. He
played like a seasoned vet. . . . He
played like a kid that has been playing
a lot of minutes for me, Drew said of
the second-year guard, who had seven
starts during the season and averaged
14 minutes and 5.2 points a game.
Teague played 45 minutes Monday
and scored 10 points.
I just knowthat we playedagainst a
team that was very hungry, Bulls for-
ward Joakim Noah said. Disappoint-
ing, but theres a lot of basketball to be
played. Its not the end of the world.
Contributing: Mike Dodd in Chicago
Hawks, Mavericks rise up
Fromstaff and wire reports
By Jayne Kamin-Oncea, US Presswire
Ill grab this one: Dirk Nowitzki snares one of his 14 rebounds, this one against
the Lakers Matt Barnes. Nowitzki scored 28 points in a 96-94 win.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. Late Sunday, workers
turned the Miami Heats basketball arena into a fa-
cility for WWEs Monday Night Rawevent.
Howapropos, given the hype, physicality, antics
and heated exchanges in Miamis 99-90 Game 1
victory Sunday against the Boston Celtics.
Who will play the hero in Game 2 today (7 p.m.
ET, TNT)? Who will play the villain?
Celtics forwardPaul Pierce is public enemy No. 1
here after exchanges with Heat forward James
Jones and guard Dwyane Wade that led to Pierces
ejection in the fourth quarter Sunday. Pierce, who
didnt speak to news reporters after the game, said
Monday that he didnt deserve the ejection but
blamed himself for forcing Boston to play the nal
seven minutes without him.
Ive got to do a better job keeping my compo-
sure. Thats it, Pierce said. If its a situationwhere
it affects my team, then it was very selsh. It was
selsh of me (Sunday) night.
His rst technical foul came for getting in Jones
face after Jones fouled him hard. Pierce wont be
further disciplined for that.
Fifty-nine seconds later, he had profane words
for Wade, whohadtriedtorunthroughhis screen.
Referee Ed Malloy quickly gave Pierce a second
technical that tossed him from the game. Celtics
coach Doc Rivers tiptoed between criticizing Mal-
loys decision without incurring a ne and calling
out his team.
We put ourselves in that situation, Rivers said.
I dont think that was the ofcials. Obviously, I
didnt think Paul should have been thrown out.
Neither Rivers nor Heat coach Erik Spoelstra ex-
pects the tension to escalate into a problem.
I dont think its ever going to get out of hand or
anything like that, Rivers said.
His focus remained his discontent with Bostons
commitment to offensive execution, particularly
secondandthirdoptions. Only guardRay Allen(25
points) had a strong offensive effort Sunday.
Miami ustered Pierce, foul trouble prevented
point guard Rajon Rondo from controlling the
game and forward Kevin Garnett disappeared for
stretches on offense, scoring six points.
Some of that starts with Rondo, who sat out the
nal 11:07 of the second quarter with three fouls.
If we execute our sets, well do a better job of
scoring, Rondo said. Its simple. . . . Dont make
it too hard. Dont try to overthink the game.
Rondosaidit was onGarnett, whowas not avail-
able to reporters Monday, to be more aggressive.
Rivers also took responsibility.
Boston likes the offense to go through Garnett, a
ne passer andshooter whowas inonroughly24%
of the plays during the season, according to the
NBAs online analysis tool Stats Cube. In Game 1, it
dropped to 12%.
Said Rivers, Kevins one of our featured scorers,
and I didnt think we did a good job with him
at all.
Heat, Celtics set
to go to mat for
Game 2 rumble
By Jeff Zillgitt
No. 1 Chicago vs.
No. 5 Atlanta
uAtlanta leads series 1-0
Monday: Atlanta 103, Chicago 95
Wednesday: at Chicago, 8 (TNT)
Friday: at Atlanta, 7 (ESPN)
Sunday: at Atlanta, 8 (TNT)
x-May 10: at Chicago, TBA(TNT)
x-May 12: at Atlanta, TBA(ESPN)
x-May 15: at Chicago, TBA(TNT)
No. 2 Miami vs.
No. 3 Boston
uMiami leads series 1-0
Sunday: Miami 99, Boston 90
Today: at Miami, 7 (TNT)
Saturday: at Boston, 8 (ABC)
Monday: at Boston, 7 (TNT)
x-May 11: at Miami, TBD(TNT)
x-May 13: at Boston, TBD(ESPN)
x-May 16: at Miami, 8 (TNT)
No. 2 L.A. Lakers vs.
No. 3 Dallas
uDallas leads series 1-0
Monday: Dallas 96, L.A. Lakers 94
Wednesday: at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 (TNT)
Friday: at Dallas, 9:30 (ESPN)
Sunday: at Dallas, 3:30 (ABC)
x-May 10: at L.A. Lakers, TBA(TNT)
x-May 12: at Dallas, TBA(ESPN)
x-May 15: at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 (ABC)
No. 4 Oklahoma City vs.
No. 8 Memphis
uMemphis leads series 1-0
Sunday: Memphis 114, Okla. City 101
Today: at Oklahoma City, 9:30 (TNT)
Saturday: at Memphis, 5 (ESPN)
Monday: at Memphis, 9:30 (TNT)
x-May 11: at Oklahoma City, TBA(TNT)
x-May 13: at Memphis, TBA(ESPN)
x-May 15: at Oklahoma City, TBA
Times p.m. Eastern; xif necessary
Will Power of Australia over-
came a damaged car and a wet
track to win the Izod IndyCar Se-
ries Sao Paulo 300 on Monday, a
day after the race was postponed
because of heavy rain on the
streets of South Americas big-
gest city.
Graham Rahal was second and
Ryan Briscoe third at the 2.5-
mile, 11-turn Anhembi tempor-
ary street circuit.
Power, who started from the
pole position, drove to victory for
Penske after Japans Takuma Sato
had to pit for fuel with about 10
minutes left. Sato led for 23 laps
but nished eighth after his gam-
ble failed.
Power nished 4.672 seconds
ahead of Rahal and 7.904 in front
of teammate Briscoe. The win
was Powers second in four races,
giving him the points lead going
into the Indianapolis 500 this
Power got his second consec-
utive win in Sao Paulo despite
damage to his car. He lost control
exiting a turn early and touched
the wall with his left rear tire.
I bent the rear suspension
enough to make the steering
wheel quite off to the left, he
said. At rst I was worried. I
thought, Man, this might be
toughtodrive. But thenI just put
my headdownandkept (going). I
adjusted to the imbalance in the
car, and it was ne.
Power said he wasnt sure if
the car was going to make it until
the end but it kept handling well
enough to allow him to make his
way through the eld after pit-
ting early while Sato and others
stayed out.
Power, who has started from
the pole in all four races this sea-
son, dropped to ninth and had to
pass four cars at the end to move
back to the front.
Rahals second-place nish
with Chip Ganassi Racing was his
best since a thirdplace inJapanin
2009. It came after he spun on
the wet track and lost several po-
sitions early in the race.
The race restarted with 14 laps
completed after rain Sunday had
made track conditions unsafe,
forcing it to be stopped twice and
eventually postponed.
Last years inaugural Sao Paulo
300 also was affected by severe
weather and ended before its
scheduled 75 laps.
The cars returned to a dry
track Monday, but it started rain-
ing hard again as soon as the
green ag dropped, forcing all
cars to immediately go to the pits
for wet tires. Drivers still strug-
gled to stay on track, and visibil-
ityremainedpoor because of wa-
ter spraying fromthe cars.
RyanHunter-Reay, who started
second, spun out and crashed,
damaging the back end of his car.
He had already damaged a rear
wing Sunday and had to borrow
one from teammate Mike Con-
way to return to racing Monday.
He nished 18th.
The rst yellow ag came
when Sebastien Bourdais missed
a turn and went straight into a
tire barrier. Dario Franchitti was
one of the many drivers having
trouble breaking into the rst
corner, and several others were
forced into the runoff area. Dan-
ica Patrick, Alex Tagliani, James
Jakes and Justin Wilson also had
problems on the slick track.
Venezuelas E.J. Viso had a
good run and was up to second
before receiving a drive-through
penalty for repeatedly blocking
Marco Andretti. Viso dropped to
ninth after the penalty and n-
ished 13th, one position ahead of
Bahrain deadline: Formula
Ones governing body has given
Bahrain until June 3 to decide
whether a new date can be set
for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The FIA announced the deci-
sion on its website Monday, say-
ing, (The) decision was taken af-
ter consultation with the relevant
Bahraini authorities and Formula
One Management, the interna-
tional promoter.
The Bahrain GP was originally
scheduled to be the season-
opening F1 race March 13. It was
canceled by Bahrains Crown
Prince SalmanbinHamadAl Kha-
lifa after anti-government pro-
tests in the country.
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Wheel to wheel: Eventual winner Will Power, right, of Australia and Takuma Sato of Japan vie for the
lead in the IndyCar Series race on the streets of Sao Paulo on Monday.
Power wins rain-delayed race
Victory gives Aussie
IndyCar points lead
The Associated Press
Hawks 103, Bulls 95
fg ft rb
Atlanta min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp
Williams 21 2-6 1-1 0-2 0 2 5
Smith 33 3-11 2-4 0-6 4 4 8
Horford 37 4-7 1-2 3-13 4 3 9
Johnson 44 12-18 5-5 0-4 3 0 34
Teague 44 5-11 0-0 0-2 5 2 10
Ja. Crawford 35 8-16 4-4 0-1 3 2 22
Wilkins 6 2-4 0-0 2-2 0 1 4
Pachulia 8 2-2 2-2 2-5 1 3 6
Collins 7 2-3 1-2 2-3 0 0 5
Totals 235 40-78 16-20 9-38 20 17 103
Percentages: FG-.513, FT-.800. 3-point goals: 7-
13, .538 (Williams 0-2, Smith 0-1, Johnson 5-5,
Teague 0-1, Ja. Crawford 2-4). Team rebounds:
7. Blocked shots: 8 (Williams, Smith 4, Horford
2, Ja. Crawford). Turnovers: 10 (Williams,
Smith, Johnson 4, Teague, Ja. Crawford, Wil-
kins, Pachulia). Steals: 8 (Smith, Johnson 3,
Teague, Ja. Crawford, Wilkins 2).
fg ft rb
Chicago min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp
Deng 44 8-12 5-6 3-6 2 2 21
Boozer 34 6-11 2-2 0-8 3 2 14
Noah 39 3-7 5-6 1-9 2 3 11
Bogans 17 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 3
Rose 40 11-27 0-0 2-5 10 1 24
Brewer 14 2-4 1-2 1-1 1 2 6
Thomas 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
Korver 16 3-7 0-0 0-1 2 1 9
Gibson 13 1-3 0-0 1-2 0 1 2
Asik 7 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 0
Watson 11 2-7 0-0 0-3 1 1 5
Totals 236 37-83 13-16 10-37 21 16 95
Percentages: FG-.446, FT-.813. 3-point goals: 8-
18, .444 (Bogans 1-3, Rose 2-7, Brewer 1-1, Kor-
ver 3-4, Watson 1-3). Team rebounds: 9.
Blocked shots: 7 (Deng, Noah, Rose, Brewer,
Gibson 3). Turnovers: 11 (Deng 2, Boozer, Rose
3, Brewer, Korver, Gibson 2, Watson). Steals: 7
(Deng, Bogans, Rose2, Korver 2, Gibson).
Atlanta 28 23 21 31 103
Chicago 18 32 21 24 95
A: 22,890. T: 2:21. Ofcials: McCutchen, Goble,
If the key to a lengthy postsea-
son run is getting contributions
from everyone on the roster, the
Tampa Bay Lightning might be
primed for big things.
Stars Martin St. Louis (ve
goals, ve assists) and Vincent
Lecavalier (four goals, six assists)
lead the team with 10 points
through nine playoff games.
But a closer look at the num-
bers shows Steve Downie right
behind with nine points (two
goals, seven assists). Sean Ber-
genheims four goals are tied for
second most on the team.
The Lightning return home
with a 2-0 series lead vs. the top-
seeded Washington Capitals in
the Eastern Conference semi-
nals, thanks in part to solid con-
tributions fromrole players.
Game 3 is today in Tampa.
Thats what makes a team a
successful team. I dont even
want to call them role players,
team captain Lecavalier said dur-
ing a conference call Monday. If
you want to have success, you
need everyone to buy in, every-
one to step up and play well.
Lecavalier had two goals, in-
cluding the game-winner, and
St. Louis one in Tampa Bays 3-2
overtime win in Game 2 on Sun-
day. Less-heralded players had
just as big a hand in the victory.
Ryan Malone was sprawled
face-down on the ice behind the
net when he shufed the puck to
Lecavalier, who worked a give-
and-go with St. Louis to give the
Lightning a 1-0 lead.
We call him Bugsy Malone.
Hes a real warrior, coach Guy
Boucher said. Hes been doing
that for us all year long.
Tampa Bay got a boost in over-
time from a player who hadnt
seen the ice in about two
Defenseman Randy Jones, out
since March 7 with a high ankle
sprain, caught the Capitals in a
sloppy line change and sent a
long pass up the ice along the
boards to Teddy Purcell, who set
up Lecavaliers game-winner.
I sawI had one guy on me but
not right on me, Jones said.
Past him, I didnt really see a
whole lot of red jerseys.
Since falling behind 3-1 to the
Pittsburgh Penguins in the rst
round, the Lightning have won
veina row, includingfour onthe
road, in a nine-day span. Their
balanced attack helps them
weather fatigue.
Thats what it takes in the
playoffs, Jones said. You need
each and every guy stepping up,
making plays, playing their role
and playing it well.
To avoid a Pittsburgh-like col-
lapse against Washington, the
Lightning know they will need
their balance to continue.
Washington has the repower
to get back in the series. Alex
Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstromand
the rest of the Capitals lost their
rst two home games in the
2009 playoffs but rallied to beat
the NewYork Rangers.
We cant put our guard
down, Lecavalier said. Any-
thing can happen, and we proved
that in the rst series.
By Nick Wass, AP
Role playing: Stars Vincent Lecavalier, right, and Martin St. Louis are
getting plenty of help fromtheir Lightning teammates in the playoffs.
as a team
By Matt Eppers
Typically, the three players
who make up the Nashville Pred-
ators top line would be fuming.
Martin Erat, Mike Fisher and
Sergei Kostitsyn have no points
heading into todays Game 3
against the Vancouver Canucks.
But this isnt a typical situation.
Its denitely more defensive,
for sure, Fisher said. Theres no
question its harder to get more
opportunities, shots. Youre see-
ing that from some of their lines,
too. Thats just kind of the series
its going to be, especially with
two goaltenders like we have.
Those goalies are Nashvilles
Pekka Rinne and Vancouvers Ro-
berto Luongo, who are Vezina
Trophy nalists and are frustrat-
ing opponents. Canucks star Dan-
iel Sedin led the NHL with 104
points but has no points in the
Western Conference seminal.
Nashville is averaging one goal
in the series, tied 1-1.
Were going to have to get
those dirty goals and get in front
of Luongo, Fisher said. We have
to nd ways. But theres denite-
ly not a lot of space out there.
Wings power clipped
The Detroit Wings have one
power-play goal after two games
against the San Jose Sharks.
In the rst period of Game 2,
Detroit had a four-minute man
advantage but barely got set up.
Weve got to be a little more
sharp with the rst passes, Red
Wings forward Johan Franzen
said. We came in, and then we
gave away the puck.
USA tops Norway
The USA started poorly and
nished strongly as it beat Nor-
way 4-2 Monday to clinch a spot
in the qualication round in the
world championships in Slovakia.
Trailing 2-0 after one period, the
USA(2-0) scoredfour goals inthe
third period two by the New
Jersey Devils Nick Palmieri and
one each from the Florida Pan-
thers Jack Skille and University
of Wisconsins CraigSmithvs. a
teamthat had 10 members from
the 2010 Olympic team.
We were condent in our
game plan, Palmieri saidvia cell-
phone from Kosice. We knew
we had a little bit of a slow start,
but we didnt let it affect us too
much. We knew if we kept chip-
ping away for us the chances
were going to go in for us.
With one NHL 20-goal scorer
on the U.S. roster, goal scoring
had been a question mark. But
the Americans have nine goals
over the rst two games.
I think we have a lot of skilled
players, Palmieri said. Maybe
they arent the marquee names,
but when we work as a team we
are a real strong team.
Contributing: Helene St. James,
Detroit Free Press; Kevin Allen
Hockey news and notes
Rinne, Luongo put
a stop on offense
By Bryan Mullen
The (Nashville) Tennessean
scored 14:00 into overtime and
Tim Thomas was phenomenal in
net as the Boston Bruins beat the
Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Mon-
day night to take a 2-0 lead in the
Eastern Conference seminal.
Thomas stopped 46 consecu-
tive shots after the Flyers took a
quick 2-0lead. The series shifts to
Boston for the next two games
Wednesday and Friday.
also scored for the Bruins, who
have taken a seemingly com-
manding lead on the Flyers for
the secondconsecutive year. Bos-
ton led 3-0 in the East semis a
year ago before Philadelphia won
four in a rowto advance.
Thomas was on the bench for
that collapse and is determined
not to let that happen on his
watch. Thomas, who nished
with 52 saves Monday, was test-
ed under pressure all game and
shook off the slow start to stop
everything red his way.
Bythe thirdperiod, I was real-
ly starting to get into a rhythm,
which was a good thing because
they were really getting off
shots, Thomas said.
Thomas stoodstrong whenthe
Flyers outshot the Bruins 13-3 to
open the third and took 22 shots
overall in the period.
It was the one they didnt
shoot that haunted them. Danny
Briere, who has seven goals this
postseason, fanned on an easy
look off a faceoff. Thomas was out
of position after a blocked shot
sent the puck to Briere, and the
All-Star seemingly just had to
connect. His second attempt was
stopped by Thomas as the nal
seconds of regulation ticked off.
I never saw the puck, Briere
Flyers goalie Brian Boucher left
in the second period with an ap-
parent wrist injury but returned
for the start of the third period.
Bruins defenseman Adam
McQuaid was taken to a hospital
for observationafter crashing into
the boards.
Krejci red a one-timer from
one knee that ricocheted off the
back of the net and back onto the
ice. Play continued until ofcials
could reviewthe call.
At rst I thought it was in.
Then they kept playing, he said.
James van Riemsdyk had a
breakout game for Philadelphia.
He scored two goals and was all
over the ice trying to help the
Flyers win at least one at home.
Instead, they have to rally from
another decit.
Chris Kelly and Brad Marchand
Krejcis goal, Thomas stops help Bruins head home up 2-0
By Dan Gelston
The Associated Press
By Matt Slocum, AP
Two stars: TimThomas, left, and
David Krejci enjoy Mondays win.
Conference seminals
No. 1 Washington
vs. No. 5 Tampa Bay
uTampa Bay leads series 2-0
Game 1: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2
Sunday: Tampa Bay 3, Washington 2 (OT)
Today: at Tampa Bay, 6:30 (Versus)
Wednesday: at Tampa Bay, 7 (NHL Network)
x-Saturday: at Washington, 12:30 (NBC)
x-May 9: at Tampa Bay, TBA(Versus)
x-May 11: at Washington, TBA(Versus)
No. 2 Philadelphia
vs. No. 3 Boston
uBostonleads series 2-0
Game 1: Boston 7, Philadelphia 3
Monday: Boston 3, Philadelphia 2 (OT)
Wednesday: at Boston, 7 (Versus)
Friday: at Boston, 8 (Versus*)
x-May 8: at Philadelphia, 3 (NBC)
x-May 10: at Boston, TBA(Versus)
x-May 12: at Philadelphia, TBA(Versus)
No. 1 Vancouver
vs. No. 5 Nashville
uSeries tied1-1
Game 1: Vancouver 1, Nashville 0
Game 2: Nashville 2, Vancouver 1 (2OT)
Today: at Nashville, 9 (Versus)
Thursday: at Nashville, 8:30 (Versus)
Saturday: at Vancouver, 8 (Versus)
x-May 9: at Nashville, TBA(Versus)
x-May 11: at Vancouver, TBA(Versus)
No. 2 SanJose
vs. No. 3 Detroit
uSanJose leads series 2-0
Game 1: San Jose 2, Detroit 1 (OT)
Sunday: San Jose 2, Detroit 1
Wednesday: at Detroit, 8 (Versus*)
Friday: at Detroit, 7 (Versus)
x-May 8: at San Jose, 8 (Versus)
x-May 10: at Detroit, TBA(Versus)
x-May 12: at San Jose, TBA(Versus)
Times p.m. Eastern
xif necessary; *joinedinprogress
Stanley Cupplayoffs
Bruins 3, Flyers 2
Boston 2 0 0 1 3
Philadelphia 2 0 0 0 2
First period Scoring: 1. Philadelphia, van
Riemsdyk 6 (Giroux, Zherdev), 0:29. 2. Phila-
delphia, van Riemsdyk 7 (Briere, Timonen)
(power play), 9:31. 3. Boston, Kelly 4 (Ryder,
Kaberle), 12:50. 4. Boston, Marchand 4 (Berge-
ron, Recchi), 14:15.
SecondperiodScoring: None.
ThirdperiodScoring: None.
Overtime Scoring: 5. Boston, Krejci 4 (Hor-
ton), 14:00.
Shots ongoal:
Boston 16 13 7 5 41
Philadelphia 14 8 22 10 54
Power-play opportunities: Boston 0-of-2, Phil-
adelphia 1-of-4. Goalies: Boston, Thomas (54
shots, 52 saves; record: 6-3-0), Philadelphia,
Boucher (20:00 of 3rd period, 35 shots, 32
saves; record: 4-2-0), Bobrovsky (8:59 of 2nd
period, 6 shots, 6 saves). Referees: Furlatt, Jo-
annette, Walsh. Linesmen: Amell, Racicot. Att:
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Judge Judy wont be giving up gavel yet
Judge Judy will keep on imparting her special
brand of wisdom in her TV courtroom through
2015. CBS has announced that Judith Sheindlin,
68, has signed a multiyear deal to stay with Judge
Judy, the syndicated courtroom show that is in its
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BarackObamas Mother
By Janny Scott
Riverhead, 384 pp., $26.95
Obama famously wrote of the
dreams from his father, but
the inheritance from his
mother is concrete:
the long chin and
toothy smile, the
distinctive tilt of the head, the
instincts of a community or-
ganizer, the seemingly inborn
perspective of an outsider.
Stanley Ann Dunham gave
birth to Obama at 18, and she
died at 52, before he
launched his political career
and a few months after he
published Dreams From My
Father. She gets second billing
in that best-selling memoir,
the white woman from Kan-
sas who marries a charismat-
ic Kenyan. It is the absent
father who captures their
sons imagination.
In A Singular Woman, on
sale today, NewYork Times re-
porter Janny Scott tells Ann
Dunhams story notably
the rich, chaotic years in In-
donesia as she scrambles to
earn a living, care for her chil-
dren and nish her
doctoral thesis in
Eventually, she leaves 13-
year-old Barry in Hawaii with
her parents while she returns
to her research abroad.
All that may help account
for a bit of distance, of ten-
sion, in their ties. In an in-
terview for the book, Presi-
dent Obama refers wryly to
the constant motion that
was my childhood.
Dunham left her mark in
some ways her son would
embrace his ease with oth-
er cultures, for instance and
others he would reject.
The tumult of her life, in-
cluding frequent moves and
two failed marriages, helped
draw him to the down-to-
earth Michelle Robinson, her
family rooted in Chicagos
South Side, and to insist his
White House schedule in-
clude dinner with their chil-
dren almost every day.
What emerges in this
straightforward, deeply re-
ported account is a compli-
cated portrait of an outspo-
ken, independent-minded
woman with a life of uncon-
ventional choices.
Dunham was an early ad-
vocate of microcredit, very
small loans that can help the
poor in the developing world
gain economic independence.
An exhaustive researcher, she
explored the key role women
play in emerging economies
at a time that notion was just
gaining traction.
But she also was pulled be-
tween family and career, be-
tween a freewheeling spirit
and the demands of the day-
to-day. She struggled with
men, including a late-in-life
relationship with a much
younger Indonesian.
Nearly 16 years after she
died of ovarian and uterine
cancer, it is, perhaps, Stanley
Ann Dunhams season for at-
Last month, daughter Maya
Soetoro-Ng, Obamas half sis-
ter, published a childrens
book titled Ladder to the
Moon. In it, her daughter Su-
haila asks what Grandma
Annie was like.
Full, soft, and curious,
Soetoro-Ng replies.
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By Susan Page
LOS ANGELES Sex, drugs and
rock n roll, that romanticized Boom-
er clich, gets a booster shot of head-
spinning authenticity in Steven Tylers
brash memoir, Does the Noise in My
Head Bother You?, out today.
In his hyperactive tone and razzle-
dazzle lingo, the Aerosmith singer al-
ternately revels in debauchery and
celebrates sobriety, sharing his hectic
life story of success and excess.
Ive always played both sides of
the fence, Tyler, 63, says of his reck-
less past. I never wanted to taste
honey without getting stung. I just
went out too far.
Unwinding after an American Idol
broadcast, Tyler picks at a plate of
sliced apples and hamin his trailer on
the CBS Studios lot where the Fox se-
ries is staged. Girlfriend Erin Brady
prepared green tea, but Tyler opts for
blackberry water. He has changed out
of the amboyant get-up he wore at
the judges table into a pink T-shirt
and jeans, but hes still ashing the
stacks of bracelets, wing pendants,
raccoon-teeth choker and earrings. A
Jolly Roger is draped behind him,
alongside a Booty Way street sign.
Hes in typical manic form, a bee-
hive of scattershot salvos, sentimental
one moment, seething the next.
Its not my take, its what is, Tyler
says of Noise (Ecco, $27.99), written
to set the record straight and serve as
a cautionary tale to young bands. Its
also an act of revenge against man-
agers, label executives and colleagues
Idol judge looks
back in memoir
By Edna Gundersen
Please see COVERSTORYnext page u
By Tony Duran, Fox
Walkthis way: Rocker Steven Tyler has a memoir out today, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

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It was a big weekend for
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The top two lms, Fast
Five ($86.2 million) and
Rio ($14.8 million) are set
in the South American
country. Madeas Big
Happy Family, Water
for Elephants and
Prompicked up
spots 3 through 5.
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per site
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2 Rio $14.8 $104.0 $3,988 -44 3
3 Madeas Big
Happy Family
$9.9 $40.9 $4,310 -61 2
4 Water
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$9.3 $32.5 $3,313 -45 2
5 Prom $4.7 New $1,726 1
6 Hoodwinked
Too: Hood vs. Evil
$4.1 New $1,640 1
7 Soul Surfer $3.4 $33.8 $1,676 -38 4
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10 Source Code $2.5 $48.9 $1,526 -51 5
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This time last year, we were cele-
brating fabulous freshmenModern Fam-
ily, The Middle, The Good Wife, Glee,
Community, Cougar Town and Vampire
Diaries. The season went so well, it left
you wondering whether the networks
had nally emerged from their proce-
dural slump and were again ready to
challenge cable for creative supremacy.
We should have been paying more at-
tention to Hank, Three Rivers and The Jay
Leno Show: Theyre the ones that turned
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hard to name a single newshowanyone
seems particularly thrilled to watch, let
alone willing to battle to save.
For their sakes and ours, lets hope
their year-longvacationleft themrested,
because theres work to do. Here are a
few general ideas for the Big Four to
ponder for fall beyond, of course, the
most general suggestionof all: Dobetter.
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ll out aWednesdayfoursome, but what
it and all of broadcast
TV really needs is a
drama that can match
the quality andwater-
cooler impact of Lost. Easier said, obvi-
ously, than done. But the key the net-
works keep missing is to search for a
show as good as Lost, not for one trying
to be Lost because one trying to be
Lost will never be as good as Lost.
uNBC seems to be focused on nd-
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Ofce, with good reason: It remains
NBCs biggest-demographic scripted hit.
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require a demographic qualier. That
was clearly the goal this season with
shows such as Undercovers and Chase.
Shoot for the same goal; just aimbetter.
uCBS, withHawaii Five-0 andMike &
Molly, came closer than anyone to genu-
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produce another show people want to
talk about beyond, of course, talking
about one of its shows former stars.
Which means, CBS, that if we get anoth-
er fall packed with procedurals, we
wont be talking well be screaming.
uFox cartoons always seem to hit.
The dramas have done far better than
anyone would have imagined. All thats
missing is a scripted comedy hit. Heres
a benchmark: If the folks in any show
youre considering are less amusing than
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Big Four are in need
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who betrayed him.
There were things I couldnt
do to get back at people, so I
wrote a book, he says.
The Bronx-born Steven Tallar-
ico realized his rock star fantasies
after rising to fame in the 70s as
singer for the Boston-based band
that set out to be Americas Roll-
ing Stones. Since 1973, Tyler, gui-
tarists Joe Perry and Brad Whit-
ford, bassist Tom Hamilton and
drummer Joey Kramer have sold
more than 100 million records
globally, racking up nine multi-
platinum albums on the strength
of such top 10 hits as Dream On,
Walk This Way, Janies Got a Gun
andtheir sole No. 1, 1998s I Dont
Want to Miss a Thing.
Tyler chronicles Aerosmiths
rise, fall, inghting, drug sprees,
sexcapades and rehabs, along
with his lechery, failed marriages
and frayed bonds to four chil-
dren. He addresses low points
(the night in 2009 when he was
nicely loaded and fell off stage,
angering bandmates, who didnt
call for 27 weeks). And he riffs on
the rock world(whenKeithRich-
ards girlfriend Anita Pallenberg
nds Tylers black magic book
under their guest room bed, she
screams, Are you here to cast
spells on us?).
A telling line appears on page
102: Pretty much anyone who
wants to be a rock star is by de-
nition a raging narcissist then
just add drugs!
Bothsides of the line
Tyler ingested staggering
amounts of illicit substances in
Aerosmiths rst decade. By
1983, he was broke and hooked.
I blew$20 million, he writes.
I snorted my Porsche. I snorted
my plane. I snorted my house in
that din of drugs and booze and
being lost.
Now, he says, I probably spent
$10 million on drugs in my life. In
the early days, tripping andhallu-
cinating was wonderfully beauti-
ful. Who knewhowthings would
turn out?
Drugs playeda creative role, he
argues, in Noise: For those who
ODd . . . drugs are bad! . . . Are
all drugs bad just because some
of them took over my life from
time to time? I wrote some beau-
tiful songs under the inuence.
Aerosmith s classic hits
wouldnt have sounded like that
if it wasnt for those drugs, Tyler
says. And we would never have
beenable todofour or ve shows
in a row in the 70s if we hadnt
been high. Peruvian marching
powder, we called it.
He insists hes not conicted or
excusing his drug rampages.
Everyone who does themlike
that winds up dead or in jail or in
institutions, he says. ThankGod
I wound up in a fewof the latter.
Hes especially critical of pre-
scription painkillers and benzo-
diazepines like Xanax and Vali-
um, the new plague of drugs
that sent him on his most recent
rounds of rehab after surgery for
nerve-damaging Mortons neu-
roma. He still suffers foot pain
and insomnia.
If I cant sleep, I stay up, he
says. Ive had many nights of
crying because I cant walk. My
balance is off now.
Tyler endured a rash of ills in
recent years: a knee ligament in-
jury, hepatitis C, back pain, a torn
blood vessel in his throat.
I can still sing good! he pro-
claims. His rst U.S. solo single,
soaring pop-rock tune (It) Feels
So Good, arrives May 10. A time-
table for new Aerosmith tunes is
less certain owing to continuing
rancor in the ranks.
His Idol role, which he accept-
ed impulsively last summer at
the urging of ousted judge Kara
DioGuardi, added to the tension
(Perry derided the show as one
step above Ninja Turtles).
Tylers rejoinder? Im not
hanging out with people who
dont believe in me, he says.
As for his persistently positive
feedback to contestants, he says,
Its not a show about criticism.
Its a show of hope. Were not
putting people down. We
brought talent to be reckoned
with this year. I dont want to be
harsh with them. I dont want to
say, Whats wrong with you?
Who told you to pick that song?
Well, I can blame that on (pro-
ducer) Jimmy Iovine. The kids
dont knowany better.
In Noise, Tyler rails against
managers and labels that he says
preyed on the bands naivet,
turning a blind eye to drug con-
sumption while extracting large
chunks of earnings.
We wrote a couple of songs,
and all the moths came to the
light, he says. When you mani-
fest the light, you become a dart-
board for other peoples fears,
doubts and insecurities. They
stole our money. They made us
overwork and gave us drugs. We
were a commodity to them.
And he recounts a long-run-
ning love/hate tie to Perry, writ-
ing, Joe is cool, Freon runs in his
veins; Im hot, hot-blooded
Calabrese, a sulphur sun beast,
shooting my mouthoff. . . . Right
off, there was teeth-grinding
competitive antagonism.
Known as the Toxic Twins for
their drug-fueled partnership,
the two have sparred for dec-
ades. Tyler red Perry in 1979.
Last year, the band auditioned
singers to replace Tyler, prompt-
ing his lawyer to re off a cease
and desist letter. Today, Aero-
smith is in limbo, despite Tylers
entreaties. Its last album of origi-
nals was 2001s Just Push Play.
I sent two letters in the last
year to my band saying, Enough
with the lawyers and managers.
Lets get together, he says. He,
Hamilton and Kramer recently
recorded demos in Los Angeles.
Joe had prior commitments,
Tyler says. Well do what we al-
ways do, Joe and I. In the last
minute, well write another Love
inanElevator. I love himsomuch.
All I ever wanted was a brother.
I needed him bad, and he dis-
appeared. I needed my band, and
it seems like they only need me
when theres another tour. Im a
dancing bear and a cash cow to
some members of my band.
He adds with a laugh, If thats
what I am, maybe I should get
more money!
Noise both praises and deni-
grates his bandmates. Tylers not
sweating their reaction.
I dont think Brad will care,
he says. Joey loves me. Joe may
have some things to say, but I
didnt write anything that isnt
true. I dont care if people are
hurt. I had to move on. I learned
to love them despite what they
did to me. Imangry, but Ill make
themlove me again!
The past decade has not been
the bands best, but Tyler is very
much in the spotlight, thanks to
armies of Idol fans, says Rolling
Stone senior writer Brian Hiatt,
who predicts success for a prop-
erly timed, quality Aerosmith
disc. I would never bet against
them. You cant rule out how
many lives they have.
Though it lacks huge bomb-
shell revelations, Noise presents
a frank, full and colorful account-
ing of the bands tumultuous his-
tory, Hiatt says. It doesnt dis-
guise the fact that for manyyears,
it was a lot of fun to be Steven Ty-
ler. He doesnt put moral scolding
on top of every tale of partying.
The book really captures his
voice. Hes much more lucid than
the stereotype might suggest.
While amusing, Tylers unique
and bizarre jive talk . . . goes off
on weird tangents, and he can
seem more interested in saying
things in a funny way than saying
things of substance, says David
Marchese, Spin magazines asso-
ciate editor.
An example: Ive been . . .
holler-logged and Yeller Dawged;
sanctied, skantied, shuck-and-
jived, and chicken-fried; black-
cat boned, rollin stoned, and
cross-road moaned; freight-
trained, achin-heart pained, gris-
gris dusted, done got busted; bo-
weeviled, woman eviled.
Marchese expects Noise to en-
tice hard-core Aerosmith fans
and classic rock lovers more than
young Idol fans, whose parents
might be horried by the co-
caine-and-groupie smorgasbord.
Idol may be softening Tylers
image, he says. Something like
Idol sands all the rough edges.
Youforget howdangerous andvi-
tal and exciting Aerosmith was
and probably still can be on the
right night.
Solo tour ahead?
If Tyler cant kick-start Aero-
smith, Ill tour with a full-on or-
chestra and do every ballad we
had, soppy or not, and the next
year Id go out with Elton John or
Jeff Beck, says Tyler, adding that
he declined an offer in 2008 to
join Jimmy Page in a reconstitut-
ed version of Led Zeppelin. Its
all there for me. I just happen to
love my band more.
He no longer puts his band be-
fore his family, however. Tyler
dotes on grandson Milo, 6, son of
actress Liv Tyler, 33, his daughter
from a ing with model Bebe
Buell. His volatile marriage to Cy-
rinda Foxe, who died in 2002,
produced designer Mia, 32. He
had two more with second wife
Teresa Barrick: model Chelsea,
22, and college student Taj, 19.
Fidelity? Not his strong suit. He
had a deeper pact with cocaine.
Im very much in love with
Erin, and I still love my ex-wife
(Teresa) and Bebe and Cyrinda,
he says. I love that I can be real,
that I have that in me now. That I
can say Imsorry.
Tyler is not among the swag-
gering, hedonistic autobiogra-
phers who claim no regrets. He
especially laments his wild rides
collateral damage.
Looking back, I would have
taken getting high out of the
equation, he says. I would have
spent time with Liv. I would have
been faithful to my wife. Im an
alpha. I jump into things without
Yet he makes no apologies for
his stunted adolescence.
Im glad I havent grown up,
he says. I never want to. I get
glimpses of adulthood in my
sobriety, and I hate it.
Tyler has reached out, but Aerosmith is still in limbo
1989 photo by Gene Kirklandfor Aerosmith
Hardat workinAerosmiths heyday: Steven Tyler writes the lyrics to Aerosmiths big hit Love in
an Elevator during pre-production work in Vancouver, B.C., for the bands 1989 albumPump.
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Q: Howdo youstudy vice andvirtue?
A: We are putting people in very controlled
environments. We can manipulate certain char-
acteristics of their environment to see how it
pushes their decisions and their behavior, from
changing howmuch time we give themto make
adecisiontoputtingpeopleintosituations where
they think they are acting anonymously, yet we
can see what they do and we give themtempta-
tions to see which ones they ac-
cept. Rather than saying, I think
people are good because they
have an inherent tendency, we
are trying to see under what
conditions people will act in a
very virtuous way and under
which conditions we can change
things that will ipthemintobe-
ing much less virtuous than they
would ever have anticipated.
Q: What views about char-
acter are youchallenging?
A: Most people viewcharacter
as something that is formed in
childhood the classic motif
that you have the angel on one shoulder and the
devil on the other, and you learn to listen to one
or another. Once youve chosen which side
youre going to listen to, your character is set and
thats howyouregoingtobefor most of your life.
What we argue is that its a much more dynamic
process. Character isnt set. Thereis inherent ten-
sion in the mind at both the unconscious and
conscious levels between these desires for short-
term goals and long-term goals. If you think
about it not in terms of good and evil, but in
terms of things that serve me well in the short-
term or that can serve me well in the long run,
then its balancing those two aspects that affect
your character. That means any of us can act
much more out of character than we think.
Q: Canyougive anexample?
A: The classic example that we use inthe book
is when you have somebody like (former South
Carolina governor) Mark Sanford, who people
thought was this really, really honest, family-
lovingguyandthenhes inBuenos Aires carry-
ing on this affair. The peoples response is: He
must have been a wolf in sheeps clothing. Hes
been masquerading as a good guy.
But one bad act does not condemn you or
mark you as being somebody who is decient.
Similarly, people who weve viewed as bad can
act in good ways. . . . Any of us can go up and
down this continuum from vice to virtue. Were
trying to show how the forces below our con-
scious radar push us one way or the other.
Q: Others youmentionas makingbigmis-
takes are golfer Tiger Woods, former New
York governor Eliot Spitzer and actor Mel
Gibson. Yousay were all capable of mistakes.
A: We talk a lot in the book about the situa-
tional inuences that can push you one way or
another. For example, whether youre feeling
happy or sad can go a long way to affecting your
moral judgment. Why is that? Because lots of
times when we decide if something is morally
acceptable or not, we dont have a well-thought-
out philosophy. We kind of do a gut check. If it
feels OK, then its OK. But if youre feeling really
happy, more things are going to seemOK.
Simplyput, your intuitions are off balance. Peo-
ple often ask whether they should trust their gut
or their reasoned analysis. The true answer is
neither. Some of the most hypocritical acts we
see occur when the conscious mind reasons it-
self into thinking something it decided was OK.
The battle between long-term and short-term
interests is constantly being fought on both the
intuitive and conscious levels. The trick to suc-
cessful living is learning how to decide which to
trust in any given situation.
What propels us
to do bad things?
By Andre H. Mehta
character is
a dynamic
By Mark Dadswell, Getty Images
Big mistakes: Tiger
Woods, whose remark-
able golf career nearly
unraveled after revela-
tions of multiple in-
delities, is among those
mentioned in Out of
In The Wizard of Oz, Glinda the Good Witch asks Dorothy
Are you a good witch or a bad witch? The answer was clear
in the 1939 movie. But its not any more, say psychologists
David DeSteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo in their newbook,
Out of Character: Surprising Truths About the Liar, Cheat,
Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us. DeSteno, director of
the Social Emotions Lab at Northeastern University in Boston,
tells USA TODAYs Sharon Jayson what they learned from
seven years of research on 2,000 people.
The lmBlack Swan was
among those honored with
PRISMawards last week
for portrayals of substance
abuse, addiction and
mental health struggles.
Read more about the awards
By Niko Tavernise, Fox Searchlight
A different kind
of lmaward
When cohabiting cou-
ples split, its often just as
difcult emotionally
and nancially as if
they had been married.
All the grimdetails are at
By Bob Laird, USATODAY
Almost like
a divorce
amily caregivers are the largest
caregiver group in the workforce
65 million Americans who provide
unpaid care for a chronically ill, dis-
abled or aged family member. The value of
the services they give free to our society is
estimated to be $375 billion a year. That is
almost twice as much as the government
spends on home care and nursing home
services combined ($158 billion).
I spent last week at the annual Aging in
America conference, where 3,700 profes-
sionals in the eld of aging gathered to ex-
change ideas andinformation. These are all
passionate advocates for older Americans
and their adult children, but nowhere did I
hear newhope for easing the nancial bur-
den of working caregivers.
Three-quarters of caregivers work for a
living as well as look after family members
who are chronically or seriously ill or lin-
gering with dementia. How do they man-
age this most challenging and extended
They give up their savings, sell their
homes, often move into the same home
with their frail loved ones to cut expenses,
and face the constant danger of being red
for their divided concentration between
family and work.
Will family caregivers get government
help before they go broke?
We know that 47% of working care-
givers say the increases in caregiving ex-
penses have caused them to use up all or
most of their savings, according to the
2009 Survey of the Economic Downturn
and Its Impact on Family Caregiving by
Evercare and the National Alliance for Ca-
regiving (NAC). Women who are family
caregivers are 2 times more likely than
non-caregivers to live in poverty and ve
times more likely to receive Supplemental
Security Income (SSI).
But its the physical toll taken by the
stress of unpaidcaregiving that may be the
greater cost to families and society. The
shadow heroes who provide long-term
care for their family members by and large
dont see doctors for themselves, dont
have time to exercise, and develop poor
eating habits. Nearly a quarter of family
caregivers who look after aging loved ones
for ve years or more report their health is
fair or poor, according to AARP and NAC.
And 40% to 70% of family caregivers
have clinically signicant symptoms of de-
pression. Research has shown that the
stress of caregiving can trigger an un-
derlying predisposition to depression or
other mental illness. Even celebrities with
all kinds of resources can be taken down
by the shock and sadness of caregiving.
Catherine Zeta-Jones fell into depression
when her husband, actor Michael Douglas,
went through brutal treatment for stage 4
throat cancer last fall. The actress couldnt
sleep or get out of bed even to meet a few
friends at a restaurant. She was diagnosed
in March with bipolar disorder and
checked into a mental-health facility.
The stress of caregiving for a family
member with dementia is even more se-
vere. It has beenshownto affect a persons
immune systemfor up to three years after
their caregiving ends, according to the
National Academy of Sciences.
In todays cost-slashing environment,
why shouldcorporate America care if fam-
ily caregivers have to foot the entire bill for
keeping Momand Dad going?
One reason: Caregivers for elderly loved
ones cost employers 8% more in health-
care costs, estimated to be worth $13.4
billion a year. And business takes a heavy
hit fromlost productivity by caregivers.
Kathy Greenlee, President Obamas as-
sistant secretary on aging, addressed the
conference without ever mentioning the
programthat she is chargedtoimplement:
The CLASS Act.
A year ago, when Obama signed this
into law, it was heralded as a long-term
health insurance plan offered by the feder-
al government to working Americans who
could voluntarily enroll through their em-
ployers. The CLASS plan would provide
participants with the cash to help pay for
needed caregiving assistance if they be-
come functionally limited.
In other words, they could pay their
family caregivers a minimumof $50 a day.
But the budget-cutters in prominence in
Congress have put the lawthrough a buzz
saw. Greenlee is tasked, by law, to release
details of the plan by Oct.1, 2012. She re-
fuses to be interviewed about it. She has
said that she wont put forward a plan that
is not nancially sustainable.
I cant help but wonder, dont the bud-
get-busters have aging parents, too?
Caregivers need government help or theyll go broke
Journalist and lecturer Gail Sheehy is the
author of 16 books about adult life stages,
including Passages in Caregiving.
By Gail Sheehy
They give up their
savings, sell their
homes, often
move into the
same home with
their frail loved
ones to cut
expenses, and face
the constant
danger of being
red for their
between family
and work.
Character isnt set, says psychologist
David DeSteno. He contends in his
book that public gures arent alone
any of us are capable of both vice
and virtue and can act much more
out of character than we think.
Vice, virtue and
human character
By StephenChernin, AP
Former NewYork
attorney general and
governor Eliot Spitzer
announced his resig-
nation amid a prosti-
tution scandal in 2008.
I cannot allowmy
private failings to
disrupt the peoples
work, said Spitzer,
who faced impeach-
ment threats by
By Shane Bevel for USATODAY
Drugs andsports:
U.S. Olympic track
and eld star Marion
Jones won ve medals
at the 2000 Summer
Olympics but forfeited
themafter acknowl-
edging that she took
ing drugs. She said
she had lied when
she had denied
steroid use.
By Davis Turner, Getty Images
Extramarital affair:
South Carolina Gov.
Mark Sanford in 2009
admitted to having
an extramarital affair
after returning from
a secret trip to visit a
woman in Argentina.
Sanford resigned as
chairman of the Re-
publican Governors
Alabama: Ryan School
Superintendent Bill Hopkins
suggested to the Morgan
County Board of Education
that it consider closing Ryan
School, which opened in
1888 and has 93 students in
kindergarten through
eighth grade. He estimated
closing the school could
save more than$750,000.
Alaska: Fairbanks A re-
cycling program launched
19 months ago by the local
Rescue Mission to teach job
skills to clients has expand-
ed to plastic. Residents can
nowdrop off No. 1and No. 2
plastics. Also new are drop
off bins for plastics, paper,
cardboard, and aluminum.
Arizona: Flagstaff Some
of the nearly 40,000 people
who backpacked into the
Grand Canyon last year will
soonget a letter seking their
opinions on what should
happen in the back country.
The National Park Service
wants to know how it can
give more people a wilder-
ness or primitive experi-
ence intheir national park.
Arkansas: Fort Smith
The Arkansas Air National
Guards 188th Fighter Wing
has been honored with the
Outstanding Unit award by
the U.S. Air Force. Wing
Commander Col. Tom An-
derson said the award re-
flects the wings successful
conversion from flying the
F-16 Fighting Falcon to the
A-10AThunderbolt II.
California: Palo Alto
Hewlett Packard is promis-
ing to donate $25 million to
helpthe Lucile PackardChil-
drens Hospital, named for
the wife of HPs co-founder,
safety. Hospital CEOChristo-
pher Dawes says the funds
will go to a 100-bed expan-
sionof the 311-bed facility.
Colorado: Denver A
paintingof President Obama
is hanging in the gallery of
presidential portraits at the
stateCapitol. It was unveiled
Monday and will be dis-
playedintheupper rotunda,
along with the portraits of
the nations 43 previous
presidents. The work was
done by Colorado painter
Sarah Boardman and the
$10,000 commission paid
for by private funding.
Connecticut: Hartford
Three students have been
expelled from Windham
Technical High School amid
an investigation into threats
involving a list of staff and
students. State Department
of Education spokesman
TomMurphy said that State
Police launched an investi-
gation following a confron-
tation between two stu-
dents on April 15, which led
to the discovery of the list.
Delaware: Dover The
Office of Highway Safety
saysmore than2,500drivers
have been cited since the
hands free cellphone law
went into effect at the star-
tof the year. Spokeswoman
Alison Kirk said more than
tions on April 21 during a
statewide crackdown. She
said there have been 30
crashes involving cell-
phones as a distraction.
D.C.: The advocacy group
DC Appleseed released a re-
port that called the Anacos-
tia River one of the most
polluted waterways in the
nation, The Washington
Post reported. The report
calls on the president and
Congress to fund an Urban
River Pilot Program that
would help local jurisdic-
tions implement projects
identified in an Army Corps
of Engineers plan.
Florida: Naples AFlorida
panther was killed by a ve-
hicle near the Big Cypress
National Preserve in Collier
County over the weekend.
This was the sixth endan-
gered panther struck and
killed by a vehicle this year
andthe12thpanther report-
ed dead in2011.
Georgia: Macon The
noisy 13-year cicadas are
back for the first time since
1998. These members of pe-
riodical cicada Brood 19
have been living under-
ground. During the next few
months, they will perch in
treetops to make music and
babies. The cicadas with or-
ange eyeballs are harmless
to people and plants.
Hawaii: Honolulu In an
effort to improve visitors
first impressionof Waikiki, a
major highway from Hono-
lulu airport is to undergo
beautification. TheHonolulu
Star Advertiser reported
Monday the project is to
plant palm trees and grass
along Nimitz Highway. The
$1.2 million project would
Idaho: Coeur dAlene
Idaho Fish and Game is
sendingtrailers emblazoned
with the phrase Take Me
Fishing across the state to
kick off fishing season. The
trailers are stocked with
fishing tackle and theyll be
traveling to ponds across
Idaho for special events
where would anglers can
check out fish equipment
and bait for free. A schedule
of events is available on the
agencys website, fishand-
Illinois: Springfield The
Illinois Soybean Association
is sponsoring a statewide
survey of the stink bug,
which has been spotted in
the central part of the state.
Theinvasiveinsect is fondof
eating young soybean pods.
University of Illinois Exten-
sion entomologist Phil Nix-
on suggests using a vacuum
cleaner to remove them
Indiana: Bloomington
Indiana Universitys Hoosier
to Hoosier reuse project
needs volunteers to help
collect items at campus resi-
dence halls through May10.
be sold Aug. 20 at Gladstein
Fieldhouse. Last years pro-
ject filled five semi- trailers
and raised $10,000 for Unit-
ed Way and Habitat for Hu-
manity of Monroe County.
Iowa: Algona The new
owner of the Whittemore
Golf Club is breaking up the
ground for a probable crop
of corn or soybeans. Kelly
Tilges says he hopes to plant
a crop this spring. Mick El-
bert, whose father, Ed, built
the course in 1969, says
there are some hard feel-
ings. He says its something
special for a towntohave its
Kansas: Lindsborg
Workers are improving ac-
cess to the Coronado
Heights monument. Histori-
ans believeSpanishexplorer
Francisco Vasquez de Coro-
survey the Smoky Hill River
Valley in 1541. The Smoky
ValleyHistorical Association
is paying for the work with
private donations. Its raised
about two thirds of the
$6,000 needed.
Kentucky: Vicco More
than100students fromR.W.
Combs Elementaryschool in
Happy will celebrate Arbor
Day by planting trees
Wednesday at the Montgo-
mery Creek mine site, the
Office of Surface Mining
Reclamation and Enforce-
ment announced. More
than 700 native hardwood
seedlings, including Ameri-
can chestnut and gray dog-
wood, will be planted.
Louisiana: NewOrleans
Curbside recycling returns
to the city this week, except
in the French Quarter and
business district, for the first
time since it was suspended
after Hurricane Katrina in
2005. The city renegotiated
deals with Metro Disposal
andRichards Disposal to of-
fer weekly recycling. So far,
17,000 residents have
signed up for the service.
Maine: Augusta Wild
turkey hunting season has
begun and runs through
June 4 across much of cen-
tral, southern and eastern
sections of the state. The
growing turkey population
is estimated at 50,000 to
60,000. The Department of
last year issued 17,000 per-
mits, upfromless than1,000
throughthe late1990s.
Maryland: Annapolis
Two parking meters in-
stalled downtown to collect
spare change for the home-
less have collected $1,905 in
their first threeyears. Mayor
Josh Cohen said the money
supports the Light House
shelter. However, Bevin
Buchheister, president of
the Ward One Residents As-
sociation, calls the meters
visual clutter and wants
Massachusetts: Boston
A new state report says
about one quarter of the
states public school build-
ings are larger than needed
because of poor planning
basedinpart of poor predic-
tions of future enrollment.
The study by the Massachu-
setts School Building Au-
thority found that many of
the underutilized schools
are in Boston, Cape Cod and
Michigan: Carrollton
$6.5 million on methadone
treatment for heroinaddicts
ing in 2009. The number of
opiate addicts who get sub-
sidized treatment rose from
8,758 in 2000 to 19,806 in
2010. Victory Clinical Ser-
vices Director David Blan-
kenship said his clinic could
reach its capacity of 400
withina year.
Minnesota: St. Paul A
study says male care-givers
are responsible for two-
thirds of child deaths and
near fatal injuries in Minne-
sota. The state-mandated
study by Child Mortality Re-
view Board looked at more
than 200 preventable
deaths from 2005 to 2009.
In most of them, the chil-
drenwerebeingcaredfor by
unemployed fathers, stepfa-
thers or boyfriends of the
Mississippi: Jackson
Best-selling writer Nevada
Barr paid $11,000 in sanc-
tions for lying under oath
about an extramarital affair
and for destroying a com-
puter believed to be used to
write her then husband a
break-up letter, says Kath-
leen Conway, an attorney
for the ex-husband. The
sanctions were imposedlast
month after Barr was found
to have lied during deposi-
Missouri: Linn Demo-
cratic Gov. Nixonsignedleg-
islation Monday allowing
the use of $189 million in
federal education money to
fill shortfalls in basic state
aid to schools. Some Repub-
lican state senators criti-
cized the spending bill, say-
ing the federal funds will in-
crease the national debt.
Montana: Billings Re-
searchers will begin count-
ing the number of raptors in
Yellowstone National Park,
andhope the studywill help
identify environmental
changes that affect birds of
prey living outside the park.
Charles Prestonof the Buffa-
lo Bill Historical Center says
biologists will examine nest
distribution, occupationand
Nebraska: WaynePolice
Chief Lance Webster and Lt.
Phil Shear plan to appeal
their firings and are await-
ing their hearings before the
citys public service com-
mission. Shear is accused of
having an affair with a sub-
ordinate and making sexual
advances toward others.
Webster is accused of trying
to cover up for Shear. Both
deny the accusations.
Nevada: Las Vegas Sec-
retary of State Ross Miller
saidthere will be nolimit on
the number of candidates in
thestates special electionto
replace Republican Con-
gressman Dean Heller. Hell-
er has been named to suc-
ceedresigning Sen. JohnEn-
New Hampshire: Dur-
ham The University of
New Hampshires Dairy Bar
restaurant is serving greens
grown just hundred yards
away as part of a research
project on greenhouses that
are underutilized from No-
vember throughFebruary. It
was a collaborative project
among UNH Dining, UNH
Cooperative Extension and
the New Hampshire Agri-
cultural Experiment Station.
New Jersey: Trenton
Gov. Christie, a Republican,
said he will withdraw his
nomination of Anne Patter-
sontofill theSupremeCourt
seat of ex-Justice John Wal-
lace andnominate her to re-
place another justice who is
leaving. Senate President
Stephen Sweeney had re-
fused to hold confirmation
hearings after Christie de-
clined to renominate Wal-
lace after his initial term.
New Mexico: Albuquer-
que Supporters of wild
horses in the Placitas area
have sued the U.S. Bureau of
LandManagement andInte-
rior Secretary Ken Salazar to
prevent the horses frombe-
ingsold. TheWildHorseOb-
servers Association said Sa-
lazar and the BLMviolated a
1971federal lawdesignedto
protect wildhorses bynever
recognizing horses roaming
around Placitas as wild.
New York: Gowanda
Andrew Carriero, 19, who
had to be rescued after he
fell off a cliff last November,
has joinedtheGowandaFire
Department, which helped
bring himto safety. Carriero
was hunting in the gorge at
Zoar Valley when he slid
400 feet down a cliff. Dark-
ness andthe risingwaters of
Cattaraugus Creek kept res-
cuers from getting him out
until 17 hours later.
NorthCarolina: Marshall
Acolony of Olympia Mar-
ble butterflies has been
found in Madison County, a
first in the state. The species
noted for its golden mar-
bling andolive coloredwing
markings is more common-
ly seen in the U.S. prairies
andconsidereda rare findin
North Dakota: Bismarck
Officials say it could be
weeks before some people
in northwestern North Da-
kota and eastern Montana
have power restored after a
blizzard downed hundreds
of power poles. An estimat-
ed 30,000 people lost elec-
tricity in Saturdays storm.
About 20,000 people were
still without power Monday.
Ohio: Cleveland The
Cleveland Play House,
which has fallen into disre-
pair, has had its last perfor-
mance at its 84-year old
home. The theater company
whose alumni include Paul
Newman and Wizard of Oz
wicked witch Margaret
Hamiltonwill move into the
Allen Theatre, now being
renovated in Playhouse
Oklahoma: Norman
Superintendent Janet Barre-
si said shed like to have
American Indian culture
taught in Oklahoma class-
rooms. She says one of her
key hires will be for a direc-
tor of Native American edu-
cation at the Department of
Oregon: SalemThe state
Senate voted 30-0 Monday
to require employers to give
workers a paid or unpaid
day off on Veterans Day if
they had served in the
armed forces. The measure
goes to the House. The mea-
suredoes allowmanagers to
deny the day off if the em-
ployees absence would
cause a disruption.
Pennsylvania: Philadel-
phia The Barnes Founda-
tion is scheduled to move,
with its multi-billion dollar
art collection, near the Mu-
seum of Art next year from
its longtime home in subur-
ban Merion. Opponents of
the move have a few weeks
to respond to the founda-
tions arguments before a
judge rules on whether to
hold hearings. A judge ap-
proved the move in2006.
Rhode Island: Provi-
dence Gov. Chafee, an in-
dependent, has suspended
the states medical marijua-
na dispensary programafter
a federal prosecutor warned
that they could violate fed-
eral law. Chafee said the
state will hold off giving fi-
nal permits to three groups
marijuana. The compas-
sion centers had hoped to
receive final state approval
this summer.
South Carolina: Myrtle
Beach Chubby Checker
was there, but dancers failed
to break a record involving
the 1960s dance The Twist.
The Chamber of Commerce
and the United Way of Hor-
effort to break the Guinness
Bookof WorldRecords mark
of 1,692 for the most people
simultaneously doing the
dance for five minutes.
SouthDakota: SiouxFalls
A homecoming celebra-
tion is today for 200 South
Dakota National Guard sol-
diers who served a year in
Afghanistan. The event, for
members of the 196th Ma-
neuver Enhancement Bri-
gade is set for 2 p.m. at the
Elmen Center on the Augus-
tana College campus.
Tennessee: Nashville
USCommunityCredit Union
is opening a branch at
McGavock High School this
fall to give students real
world training. The bank
will be operatedby students
in the schools hospitality
and finance academy and
cater to other students and
faculty. The credit union is
spending about $100,000 to
renovate space in the
schools mainhallway.
Texas: Dayton More
than 50 animals have been
rescued from a cockfighting
ring in which a childrens
party allegedly was used as
a cover. Police say 48 birds
were rescued, along with
two dogs and a horse. Two
men were arrested for fail-
ing to identify themselves
and interfering with the in-
Utah: OgdenAjudge has
found Debra Brown, who
was convicted of murdering
her employer in 1995, is
factually innocent. Brown
is the first state inmate to
have a conviction reconsid-
ered under a 2008 state law
that lets criminals challenge
the facts of their cases when
new evidence is discovered.
Under the law, a finding of
factual innocence exoner-
ates the defendant.
Vermont: Brattleboro
Gov. Shumlin, aDemocrat, is
promising help with recon-
struction of Brooks House, a
downtown landmark that
was reducedto a shell by an
April 17fire. The brickstruc-
ture housed 10 storefronts
and nearly 60 apartments.
Before the fire, the Brooks
House was assessed at $2.3
Virginia: Norfolk The
stateis preparedtoreject $2
million in federal money for
oyster restoration in the
Chesapeake Bay this year
following more disagree-
ments with the Army Corps
of Engineers over how the
money shouldbe spent. The
dispute could lead to Vir-
ginia receiving no federal
aid to help rebuild sagging
oyster stocks in its half of
the bay this year.
Washington: Olympia
Vandals tried to plug toilets
at the new City Hall with
quick setting cement, but it
was cleaned out without
causing damage. Police are
West Virginia: Charles-
ton Yeager Airport has
hiredThe BoydGroupof Ev-
ergreen, Colo., to study pos-
sible in-state commercial
air service routes. The
$35,000 study is expected
to be complete inabout two
Wisconsin: Madison
Credenciales USA of Mil-
waukee and its owner, Hu-
go Loyo, must pay $385,519
for marketing unauthorized
identification to Hispanics.
The state Justice Depart-
ment alleged that since
2008 the company adver-
tised unofficial interna-
tional drivers licenses and
Wisconsin ID cards in a
Spanish language magazine
and a Spanish language ra-
dio station.
Wyoming: Cheyenne
The Wyoming Comprehen-
sive Cancer Control Consor-
tiumis seeking recipes for a
cookbook to raise funds for
Wyomings first childhood
cancer camp. Jessica Perez
of the state Department of
Healths cancer control pro-
gram said it also wants sto-
ries about anddrawings and
pictures of cancer survivors.
U.S. territory: Puerto Ri-
coEmilio Millito Navar-
ro, believed to be the oldest
living professional baseball
player, died Saturday in his
homeland after suffering a
heart attack. He was 105.
Navarro was elected to the
Puerto Rico Baseball Hall of
Rican Sports Hall of Fame in
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Hamburg 57/34sh 61/35s
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Kiev 70/53c 63/48r
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Lucerne 63/38s 67/39s
Luxembourg 62/43s 65/44s
Lyon 68/45s 72/46s
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Manchester 64/43s 67/44c
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Milan 68/47pc 72/48s
Minsk 55/42c 51/36r
Monte Carlo 70/58s 68/58s
Naples 70/58r 69/56s
Nice 68/57s 67/59s
Oslo 60/39pc 62/37pc
Palermo 67/60s 66/60s
Palma 75/52s 75/53c
Prague 56/36s 56/32s
Reims 67/39s 69/39s
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Changsha 80/59c 81/69t
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Friday: Scattered
storms 82/76
Saturday: Isolated
storms 83/77
Sunday: Scattered
storms 83/77
Friday: Scattered
storms 84/60
Saturday: Scattered
storms 85/59
Partly cloudy
Thursday: Sunny
Friday: Sunny
Saturday: Sunny
Thursday: Late-day
showers 72/52
Friday: Showers
Saturday: Mostly
cloudy 71/51
Fewclouds 56/36
Thursday: Sunny
Friday: Sunny
Saturday: Sunny
Chance of showers
Thursday: Partly
cloudy 59/49
Friday: Showers
Saturday: Mostly
sunny 67/56
Mainly sunny and
windy 63/56
Friday: Sunny
Saturday: Sunny
Sunday: Partly
cloudy 66/54
Storms 78/70
Friday: Scattered
storms 81/72
Sunday: Scattered
storms 82/73
More clouds than
Friday: Partly
cloudy 67/58
Saturday: Cloudy,
windy 68/61
Sunday: Partly
cloudy 73/61
Plenty of sun58/40
Thursday: Mostly
sunny 55/38
Friday: Mostly
sunny 61/38
Saturday: Mostly
sunny 64/41
Sunny 63/36
Thursday: Sunny
Friday: Sunny
Saturday: Sunny
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