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5A Saturday, January 14, 2006 Montgomery Advertiser COMING TOMORROW Alabama Reo ublicans EMERGENCY ROOM Baptist Medical Center South is today's designated trauma center until 7 a.m. Sunday. 1 1 Political fallout allow crossover 4 1 I By Phillip Rawls The Associated Press MOBILE The Alabama Republican Party won't ban crossover voting by Democrats in the Republican runoff June 27. The Alabama Republican Party's steering committee voted unanimously Friday not to pursue a ban at this time. The 21-meniber steering committee originally had recommended that the 350-member State Republican Executive Committee vote today to ban crossover voting.

But after getting feedback from party members and voters, the committee voted Fri Second suspect arrested in slaying of voting middle of the primary season is not a wise decision," he said. Former Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, had opposed banning crossover voting. He had predicted a ban would hurt the party. Republican Gov. Bob Riley had said whatever the party wanted was fine with him.

The Alabama Democratic party has long prohibited anyone from voting in the Democratic runoff if they voted in the Republican primary. Crossover voting has been an issue in Alabama since the Democratic runoff for governor in 1986. "I have spent a week trying to come to grips with everything. It was unfathomable, unthinkable, unspeakable. Philip Taubman, The New York Times' Washington bureau chief Hamlin later confessed to being one of two men who beat Rosenbaum with a metal pipe and robbed him, police said.

In his initial appearance Friday in District of Columbia Superior Court, Hamlin pleaded innocent to first-degree felony murder and was ordered held without bond. His next court appearance is Jan. 25. "This is one of the most K. By Brett Zongker The Associated Press WASHINGTON A second suspect in the beating death of veteran New York Times reporter David E.

Rosenbaum was arrested Friday night and charged with felony murder. The suspect, Percy Jordan is a cousin of Michael Hamlin, who was arrested Thursday and also was charged with felony murder in Rosenbaum's death. Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. John Johnson would not comment on whether Hamlin gave his cousin's name to police or whether Jordan had confessed. Jordan will be arraigned today, Johnson said.

Earlier Friday, Rosenbaum was remembered by journalists and lawmakers as a quiet hero of his profession. Speed: Residents recall woman's kindness LOTTERY Friday's numbers Florida Cash 3: 6-2-2 Play 4: 0-8-1-9 Fantasy 5: 32-13-27-22-21 Mega Money: 29-16-10-14 Mega Ball: 13 Georgia Cash 3 Midday: 2-4-0 Cash 3 Evening: 7-6-3 Cash 4 Midday: 1-7-2-4 Cash 4 Evening: 2-1-7-1 Fantasy 9-20-21-29-33 Mega Millions: 5-21-27-44-53 Mega Ball: 36 fflontsomfrsftducrtiscr Visit the Advertiser A 1L Bell Street Montgomery L5, 41S Moton St. Mail P.O. Box 1000 Montgomery AL 36101-1000 To subscribe (334) 269-0010 in Montgomery area (800) 488-3579 toll-free in Alabama www.rnontgonieryadvei1iser.coni Call the Montgomery Advertiser Customer Service Department between 5:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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The notice may be by mail to the subscriber, by notice contained in the newspaper itself or otherwise. Subscription rate changes may be implemented by changing the duration of the subscription. Read how the downfall of lobbyist Jack Abramhoff is affecting Congress. -choose to know reporter "In a city that breeds cynicism, he was not a cynic." Rosenbaum's brother, Marcus, a journalist with National Public Radio, said he was thankful for the crowd of friends and supporters who attended the service, including television journalist Cokie Roberts, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt, and many others.

The family declined to discuss the arrest. Rosenbaum, who grew up in Tampa, began his career as an intern at The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. At the New York Times, he spent all but three years in the Washington bureau. He described his specialty as coverage of the intersection of economics, politics and government policy.

He retired last month. from the front of a friend's High temperatures across the state today will be in the 40s and 50s, while the low temperatures tonight will be in the 20s and 30s across the state. Sunday is expected to be sunny, with highs in the 50s and 60s. The Associated Press contributed to this report. ready known," Luker said.

The auction house will take bids by mail and phone, Snyder said. "It will become live on eBay seven days before the 31st," he said. "So anyone is free to review the description and submit a bid, if they wish." day to study the issue more. It directed party Chairman Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh to appoint a group to conduct the study and make recommendations. Cavanaugh said there was concern about the party changing its rules so close to the election.

"If there is any perception of us being unfair in any way, I don't want that out there," she said. A steering committee member, former state Sen. Bill Armis-tead of Columbiana, said he supported more study. "Making a decision in the Rosenbaum, 63, died Sunday, two days after he was beaten and robbed in his usually quiet Northwest Washington neighborhood. "I have spent a week trying to come to grips with everything," Philip Taubman, The New York Times' Washington bureau chief, told a standing room-only audience at a memorial service on Capitol Hill.

"It was unfathomable, unthinkable, unspeakable." Taubman said it was easier to make sense of Rosenbaum's life as a devoted husband, father and journalist whose career spanned eight presidencies over 37 years as a Times reporter and editor. Hamlin, 23, of Washington turned himself in to police after seeing television broadcasts of a surveillance videotape that allegedly showed him using a credit card stolen from Rosenbaum. home. He said he held on to his faith as the tornado went by outside his house. "I was sitting in a chair when it came through and glass started flying in the house but I didn't get a single scratch on me, and I know it was the Lord protecting me," he said.

Friday afternoon, Colton Lambert, 6, skipped along near the scattered cinder blocks that once made up the Belleville Volunteer Fire Department. Only about a fourth of the building remained standing after the tornado. "We're just glad that nobody was in there," said Veronica Lambert, secretary treasurer for the eight-man department. "It was paid for by a lot of barbecues and bake sales, but we'll just have to start over." Theresa Hulion counted herself among the lucky after the storm. She had been spending a few days with her son at his home on U.S.

84. Thursday she left his home to visit family in a neighboring county. "I would have been sitting in that living room if I hadn't visited my other family," Hulion said while looking at the vacant space where the living room had been. "I've seen stuff like this on TV but never in person." Residents say the community will rebuild. "I know what we're going to do.

We are going to trust in the lord and rebuild," said Mary Waters. "Like I told someone else, I didn't have time to get scared, but I was ready to go and I'm going to continue to pray for those who aren't ready." a path of broken trees along King, said she was not surprised to learn ot the Bible's existence. Asked how she felt about the sale of her grandmother's Bible, she said, "There are other family things that have been auctioned over the years. I've always felt that the legacy had been com 3 -A senseless and vicious crimes in recent memory," said Amanda Haines, an assistant U.S. attorney.

In arguing for Hamlin's release, defense attorney Stephen B. Mercer noted that his client's first reported use of the stolen credit card came before the attack on Rosenbaum was reported to police. He said the only conclusion that could be drawn from Hamlin's decision to go to police on his own was that he was innocent. Mercer also disputed whether his client had confessed to police. At the memorial service, Rosenbaum was recalled as a quiet hero of his profession.

Reading a statement from Times Executive Editor Bill Keller, who could not attend the service, Taubman said Rosenbaum "was not a pundit or a showoff. 4 i' 1 1. I it 1 Christina Cosme cleans debris home Friday. officials, including sending a mobile kitchen for use during the relief effort. In the wake of the cold front, temperatures are expected to dip across the state through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Carson, editor of the King Papers Project. Historian Ralph Luker, who interviewed Brown in 1989, said he believes the Bible could offer new insights because of the notations. "It could conceivably add some information to what is al- 7 Photos by David Bundy Advertiser Larry Reynolds, right, and Sid Lambert of the Belleville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department sit in the remains of their fire station. Lethal: Trees crush mobile homes; downed poles cut power to 100 From Page 1A Mary Waters, who lived across the street from Williams. Shane Wilson, who lived behind Williams, saw Williams' kindness.

"I got sick one day, and she came over to give me some soup and check on me," Wilson said. The tornado obliterated a patch of trees adjacent to Williams' home, leaving a field of jagged stumps jutting from the ground. "We've got a lot of trees down, and roofs have been ripped off," said Conecuh County Sheriff Tracy Hawsey. "It wasn't a real wide tornado but it did a lot of damage to this area." Bonnie Waters did not actually see the tornado, but she said she didn't have to. "It got so quiet you knew something was fixing to happen," she said.

"The wind was like a roaring train. "It felt like the house might cave in." Brittany Johnson, 13, Bonnie Waters' niece, credits her Boston terrier, Belle, for alerting her of the storm. "My dog heard it, and she warned me. She started barking," Johnson said. "Then I heard the wind, and it sounded like someone was screaming." Mary Waters' husband, Burgess, has lived in the Belleville community for nearly 40 years and said he had never seen a tornado touch down.

"I've heard them go over us but never had one touch down before," said Burgess Waters over the rumbling sound of a generator providing power to the The Belleville tornado carved U.S. 84 in Conecuh County. From Page 1A Baughman said the Belleville Fire Department building and numerous homes were damaged. Roofs were ripped off some homes in the community of as many as 225 residents, and trees crushed some mobile homes. The tornado uprooted about 23 poles along U.S.

84 and disrupted power to about 100 homes throughout the area, said Brian Richburg, line construction foreman with Southern Pine Electric Co-op. Employees from Covington Electric Cooperative, Baldwin Electric and Southern Pine Electric Co-op worked together to restore power to the area. Richburg said power likely would not be restored until today. Conecuh County EMA Director Heather Walton said a dozen cars were destroyed, 15 homes were damaged and three demolished. Baughman said the EMA has offered state assistance to local mercialized, and that wasn't the intent." King's mother wrote Martin Luther King date of birth in the Bible after she acquired it, apparently in 1962, making it less valuable than Bibles passed down from one generation to the next, said historian Clayborne (ing: Relative decries commercialization of family legacy From Page 1A shot in 1971 while playing the organ at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Alberta King only has one surviving child, Christine King Farris. Farris' niece, Alveda.

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