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Page2 TlIK f;HKK!N'VWCll Commonwealth Thursday, February 8, 2001 Today in History . . . The Associated Press Year: Today is Thursday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2001. There are 326 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. On this date: In 1904, the Russo-Japanese War began. In 1915. D.W. Griffith's silent movie epic about the Civil War, 'The Birth of a Nation," premiered in Los Angeles. In 1922, President Harding had a radio installed in the White House. In 1924, the first execution by gas in the United States took place at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City. In 1968, three college students were killed in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, S.C., during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley. In 1973, Senate leaders named seven members of a select committee to investigate the Watergate scandal. In 1974, the three-man crew of the "Skylab" space station returned to Earth after spending 84 days in space. In 1978, the deliberations of the Senate were broadcast on radio for the first time as members opened debate on the Panama Canal treaties. In 1980, President Carter unveiled a plan to reintroduce draft registration. In 1989, 144 people were killed when an American-chartered Boeing 707 filled with Italian tourists slammed into a fog-covered mountain in the Azores. Today's Birthdays: Actor Jack Lemmon is 76. Composer-conductor John Williams is 69. Television news anchor Ted Koppel is 61. Thought for Today: "I wish to live because life has with it that which is good, that which is beautiful and that which is love." Lorraine Hansberry, American author and dramatist (1930-1965). CRIME repcrt For 27 and 28 m GREENWOOD POLICE DEPT. Amanda Jones, 22, Thurman Drive, disturbing the peace, released on own recognizance. Dusty L. Ragland, 34, 339 W. Adams Ave., driving with a suspended license, expired tag, released on own recognizance. Nonci Mays, 22, 700 Roosevelt St., assault, released on own recognizance. Michael Cardillo, 34, 422 Jason Lane, malicious mischief, simple assault, released on bond. Rutha Taylor, 31, 209 Morris St., Itta Bena, simple assault, released on bond. Ella Hunt, 27, P.O. Box 48, Sidon, domestic violence, jailed. LEFLORE SHERIFF'S DEPT. Jason Johnson, 22, 102 Lunar Circle, simple assault, released on own recognizance. Joe Gentry, 22, 417 Winchester St., domestic violence, jailed. CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS Remeasurement of day-care facilities by state health inspectors is not part of the normal reli-censing process, as was stated in an article in Wednesday's edition. Generally it is done only in a limited number of situations for example, after a remodeling or complaints about overcrowding. However, there have been recent complaints that inspectors have arbitrarily performed some remeasurements in circumstances other than these. Also in connection with that article, Sue Bailey of Mothers Matter said she had proposed having parents help inspect homes offering child care, not day-care centers. The Commonwealth will correct incorrect or misleading information. To request a correction, call the Commonwealth at 453-5312 between 8 cum. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and ask for the managing editor. OBITUARIES Cecile Mae Norwood Services for Cecile Mae Norwood, 72, of Greenwood, who died of respiratory arrest Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, will be at 1p.m. Saturday at McK-inney Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Norwood was born in Noxapater Norwood and graduated from Noxapater High School. She was a retired certified nurse's assistant She was a member of McKinney Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. She is survived by her husband, W.T. Norwood of Greenwood; one daughter, Catherine Norwood of Greenwood; four sons, Willie Ray Norwood of Woodland Hills, Calif, L.T. Norwood of Memphis, Melvin Norwood of Greenwood and W.T. Norwood Jr. of Nashville, Term.; three brothers, Vernon Friday and Walter Friday, both of Oakland, Calif, and Billy Friday of Biloxi; five sisters, Dixie Honey and Louise Langdon, both of Greenwood, Mat-tie Brooks of Carrollton, Ruth Friday of Jackson and Ann Nevels of Chicago; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Great Southern Funeral Home. The Rev. J.E. Ware will officiate at the services. Pallbearers will be Allen Langdon, Josh Friday, Anthony Nevels, Johnny Langdon, Earnest Jordan and Eddie James Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Friday, George Friday, Joseph Friday, Larry Friday, Houston Moore, George Burnside and the deasons of McKinney Chapel. Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery. Mary Elizabeth Bishop Johnson Services for Mary Elizabeth Bishop Johnson, 57, of Greenwood, who died of heart failure Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at DeCell United Methodist Church. .. ... ... She was born in Greenwood and graduated from Broad Street High School in 1962. She was a home-maker who had previously worked for Baldwin Piano & Organ Co. She was a member of DeCell United Methodist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Bishop Pitts of Sidon, Angie Bishop Thompson of Detroit and Isabella Johnson Stegal of Sil-verdale, Wash.; one son, Isaac Nathaniel Bishop of Chicago; two MDEZA Continued from Page 1 was to be spent on projects in the six counties, $5 million was to pay administrative costs and $5 million was set aside for a community bank. The community bank was scrapped because not enough counties were willing to contribute to it So that $5 million, in addition to about $2.6 million in remaining grant money, can be spent on projects, if the MDEZA commissioners give their approval. There are limits as to what the money can be spent on, however. Balloons v Jelly BellyCandy Yankee Candles - New Scents Groovy Girls Wild Planet-Spy Toys for Boys v Body Frosting- V BasketS-Ready or customized for that special someone Fisher's jGifts 625 W. Park Ave. Highland Park 453-0661 Store Hours 10:00am brothers, Willie Earl Bishop of Washington, D.C., and Harold Douglas Bishop of Chicago; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at the church before the service. The Rev. Robert Cartlidge will officiate. Pallbearers will be Harold Bishop, Isaac Bishop, Alfred Bishop, Glen Stegal, Henry Pitts and Alfred Brock Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Pham, Willie Green and Glen Stegal. Great Southern Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Hudson Park Cemetery. Dorothy Jean Summerall Johnson MEMPHIS Services for Dorothy Jean Summerall Johnson, 47, who died of heart failure at her home in Memphis Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, were at 11 a.m. today at New Mount Olive Baptist Church. As a girl, Mrs. Johnson lived in Greenwood, where she attended elementary and junior high school. Survivors include her husband, Harold Johnson, and a daughter, Krystal Johnson, both of Memphis; her parents, Louise and Matthew Summerall of Memphis, formerly of Greenwood; a sister, Rene Summerall Wilkins of Memphis; two brothers, Joe Willie Viel of Chicago and Willie Earl Summerall of Memphis; and a granddaughter. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery with N. J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in charge. Flieszella Strong Services for Flieszella Strong, 92, of Itta Bena, who died of heart failure Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at her home, will be at 2:30 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Strong was a homemaker. She was a native of Natchez. She was on the Mother Board of New Home Church. She is survived by five daughters, Conner Joyce and Cytee Strong, both of Itta Bena, Rosie Rice of Deerfield, Fla., Leanie Johnson of Greenwood and Ruby Harris and Jessie Strong, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons, Robert Strong and Charlie Strong, both of Itta Bena; a brother, Jessie Palmer of Luxora, Ark.; 62 grandchildren, 161 great-grandchildren and 78 great-great-grandchildren. v ; 1 The Rev. L.C. Blue will officiate at the services. Burial will be in New Home Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Otis Johnson, Matthew House, Luetenta House and Sylvester House. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Strong and Robert Strong. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 Friday afternoon at Great Southern Funeral Home. Of the $30 million for projects, MDEZA was allowed to allocate no more than $20 million for economic development, $8 million for housing and $2 million for general costs. Studies of the counties' allocations have concluded that $17.2 million of the economic development money has been obligated for specific projects, leaving about $2.8 million for that category. About $1.3 million of the housing money has been obligated, leaving up to $6.7 million. And the amount remaining might be adjusted even further. The funding limits for the different categories could be altered now that a new administration is in Washington, Peyton said. chocoiate & Wild Cherry I made 'J -5:30pm Mon.-bat Bush sends tax cut to WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush sent his $1.6 trillion, 10-year tax-cutting proposal to Congress today, insisting it is a necessary tonic for the economy. "A warning light is flashing on the dashboard of our economy and we just can't drive on and hope for the best," he said. "We need tax relief now. In fact, we need tax relief yesterday" the president said before dispatching Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill to the Capitol to deliver the plan to eager Republican leaders. Bush spoke from the White Flag Continued from Page 1 The 1894 flag has been used by tradition, but the state Supreme Court ruled last May that Mississippi doesn't have an official banner. Mississippians have been sharply divided by the flag issue. Some see the Confederate emblem as a reminder of history and heritage and others see it as a symbol of slavery and segregation. Attorney Jaribu Hill of Greenville said many people still live under the fear of racial intimidation symbolized by the Confederate banner. "The flag issue is not simply an issue of some pieces of cloth sewn together," said Hill, director of the southern regional office of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Retiree Wayne McMaster of Vicksburg said the Confederate symbol represents history. This flag does not cause anybody any hardships in my opinion," he said. The state Supreme Court found last year that when state laws were updated in 1906, sections dealing with the flag weren't carried forward. After the court's ruling, Gov. Ronnie Musgrove created a commission to study flag design. The commission held a series of public meetings before proposing a new design and recommending an election. Lawmakers last month altered the design and set the April 17 election date. Mississippi is the only state that still has the Confederate battle emblem on its flag. Georgia lawmakers recently changed that state's flag, shrinking the Confederate emblem to about the size of a dollar. Trust fund set up for injured pilot A trust fund has been set up at the Bank of Commerce to help with medical expenses for Jim Thompson Jr. He was burned Jan. 20 in a plane crash at Greenwood Leflore Airport. Any money not used for Thompson's medical expenses will be donated to the Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Center, where he is being treated. Thompson owns Thompson Aviation, which is located at the airport Phillip Powell, an air safety investigator supervisor for the National Transportation Safety Board in Atlanta, investigated the crash. The cause of the fire still has not been determined. The investigation is still ongoing. This investigation will take a little bit longer because we are trying to pinpoint where the fire started," Powell said. Public Notice TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on March 31, 1999, Mahalia Jennings fka Mahalia Spencer, single woman, executed a Deed of Trust to Adams, Edens & Akers (nka Adams & Edens), Trustee lor the use and benefit of Delta Funding Corporation, which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Leflore County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Book 498 at Page 59 thereof; and WHEREAS said Deed of Trust was assigned to Bank One, National Association, as Trustee FKA The First National Bank of Chicago, as Trustee, in Trust tor the Registered Holders of Delta Funding Home Equity Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 1999-2 by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 521 at Page 494 thereof; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the performance of the conditions and stipulations as set forth by said Deed of Trust, and having been requested by the legal holder of the indebtedness secured and described by said Deed of Trust so to do, notice is hereby given that I, Lem Adams, III, Trustee, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me in said Deed of Trust, win offer for sate and wi set at public sale and outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, during the legal hours (between the hours of 1 1 o'clock am and 4 o'clock p.m.) at the souih front door of the County Courthouse of Leflore County, Mississippi, on the 9th day of February, 2001, !he following described land and property being the same land and property described in said Deed of Trust, situated in Leflore County, State of Mississippi, to-wit Lot 69 in Rising Sun Addition No. 2, as said lot is shown upon the map of said Addition recorded in Rat Cook 6 at Page 1 1 of the Records of Leflore County, Mississippi. Title to the above described property is beieved to be good, but I will convey onfy such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS my signature, on this the12lhdayof January, 2001. sLem Adams, III LEM ADAMS, III TRUSTEE PREPARED BY: ADAMS & EDENS A Professional Association POST OFFICE BOX 400 BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI 39043 (601)825-9508 January 18, 25, February 1,8, 2001 TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on March 10, 1997, JAMES ISADORE TOY AND MARY ANN MURRY, execut House Rose Garden, where Latino business owners who he said symbolize the economy's potential, crowded around as he signed a letter formally sending the outlines of his proposal to Congress. "I urge the Congress to pass my tax relief plan with the swiftness these uncertain times demand," Bush said. Republican leaders have said they hope to have tax cuts signed into law by the July 4 holiday but a fight over the scope of the package is brewing on Capitol Hill. White House press secretary Ari Fleischer reiterated Thursday that Lewis Continued from Page 1 On that Sunday, thousands of people were in the streets outside the church, but the Bush family managed to quickly and quietly get inside, Lewis said. The Bushes took to the congregation instantly, he said. "He started hugging people, conducting himself like a regular member of the church. His wife was hugging and greeting other Christian brothers and sisters. They didn't seem out of place," Lewis said. Once the service began, the Bush HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD! L. J. "Dill" Journey February 8, 1916 April 10, 1997 Our natural father is dead and gone, but we have a spiritual father who lives on. Sleep on daddy. You are well loved and missed. Arlena Journey (wife), children and grandchildren WILKES Of McHUGft PA ATTORNEYS AT LAW The hiring of i lawyer ii an important decision that ihouW not be based ttolcJy upon advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. All Slides 30 off All 14 kt Earrings 40 off Sterling Silver (select group) . ed a Deed of Trust to RICHARD A. OAKES, Trustee for the benefit of TRIVENT CORPORATION, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Book 462, Page 473 of the Records of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land in Leflore County, Mississippi; WHEREAS, default having bean made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the entire indebtedness having been declared due and payable, and having been requested by the owner of said indebtedness and Deed of Trust so to do, I, RICHARD A. OAKES, as Trustee, as aforementioned, will on Friday, February 9, 2001, between the hours of 11:00 o'clock A.M. and 4:00 o'clock P.M. being the legal hours of sale, offer for sale at public auction for cash to the highest and best bidder at Ihe South front door of the Leflore County Courthouse in the City of Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi, the following described land and property conveyed by said Deed of Trust, situated in Leflore County, Mississippi, to-wit Lot Seven (7) of Sunny Acres Subdivision in Leflore County, Mississippi, as said SubdMsion is shown by map thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 37 of the Records of Maps of Leflore County, Mississippi, on file in the office of Ihe Chancery ' Clerk thereof. The sale of said property wi be subject to al taxes which are a Sen on the said property, to any state of Congress Bush is "firmly committed" to the plan he put together. The president believes that whether you're a Republican or whether you're a Democrat, the bill shouldn't be loaded up," Fleischer said. It was the president's first event in the Rose Garden and Bush appeared swept up by the moment, struggling for the right words to pay tribute to the small, green patch just outside the Oval Office: "such a beautiful, beautiful part of our national our national really our national park system, I guess you would want to call it" entourage seemed to be enjoying themselves. "If you could have only seen their faces," Lewis said. They were rockin' right along with everybody else." A photo taken after the service showed Bush and Lewis shaking hands. 'Tie told me how powerful the service was. How powerful the sermon was. I was humbled about that coming from the most powerful man in the world," Lewis said. While some would call him a Washingtonian, Lewis considers himself an ambassador. Tm an ambassador representing Mississippi." Family Member Injured In A Nursing Home? THE CALL IS FREE Entire Stock 20 off us, ft 'A n it 50off facts an accurate survey of said premises would reveal, and to all recorded restrictions, easements, and mineral conveyances of record. With said exceptions, the title to the above described property is believed to be good, but as Trustee, I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, on this the 18th day of January, 2001. &RichardAOakes RICHARD A OAKES BURGOON & OAKES 101-103 Fulton St P.O. Drawer 1640 Greenwood, MS 38935-1640 (662)453-7373 January 18,25, February 14 8, 2001 The Greenwood Commonwealth For excellent deals, check into the classifieds 453-SOLD See more Legala, page 10 Sis? i

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