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Several firearms and electronics gation. were taken. A sweep of the area by deputies oA resident of Foster Street was arrested on found a television that had been removed from five counts of Failure to Appear on traffic offens- " the residence, es. A resident of Fuller Street was arrested on a *A resident of Renfroe Road was arrested on a charge of issuing a worthless check, charge of Criminal Mischief. July 11 *Aresident of Banks McDade Road was arrest- A burglary was reported at a residence on ed on a charge of Harassment. County Road 81. A bicycle and telephone was July 14 taken. A suspect is known and warrants are *A business located on Highway 80 West pending, reported an unknown person pried the lock off A resident of Cross Keys Road was arrested the ice machine. The case is under investigation. on outstanding indictments for possession of *Aresident ofRosenwald Heights reported she cocaine and carrying a concealed weapon, was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend. Warrants are A resident of Violet Street was arrested on pending. charges of issuing a worthless check (two July 15 counts). *A resident of Apple Lane reported her nephew July 12 assaulted her over an argument about the tele- A County Road 54 resident reported an phone. The subject was arrested on the scene by assault on her person by her 14-year-old child, responding deputies. The victim refused to sign warrants. July 16 July 13 *A resident of County Road 24 reported that a A resident of Pleasant Springs Drive reported known person harassed her after she told the that her brother's ex-girlfriend continues to subject to leave her residence. Warrants are harass her by calling her on the phone and mak- pending. ing threats. Warrants are pending. *A resident of Gregg Avenue was arrested on a A burglary was reported at a museum in the charge of Issuing a Worthless Check. Shorter area. Nothing was found missing, but damage was done by the offenders. Note:: In a little over a week the Fall Term A report of harassment was made at a busi- Grand Jury will be summoned to hear several ness on Highway 80 West. A subject threw a cup cases presented to the court. The grand jury lis- of coffee on the victim during a dispute over a tens to the facts of the cases and determines if financial transaction. Warrants are pending, enough evidence exists to send the case to trial Deputies recovered a vehicle that had been This plays a very important function in the crim- reported stolen in Macon County. The vehicle inal process system. Please do your part when was parked near a residence. No charges have your receive your summons. CALLOWAY, Otis, a resident of Tuskegee Institute, died Friday, July 7, 2000. Funeral ser- vices were Wednesday, July 12, from Greater Saint Mark Baptist Church with Dr. C. P. Noble officiating. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery. McKenzie's funeral Home ~taff direct- ed. His survivors include: his mother, Cleo Calloway, Tuskegee; children of his late sister, Doretha McBride, Rita Augburn, both of Tuskegee, and Keith (Kim) McBride, Englewood, N.J.; one aunt, Juanita Wimbish, Atlanta, Ga.; one uncle, Don Calloway, Warren, Ohio; a devot- ed friend, Bettye Martin, Tuskegee; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. SULLINS, Eddie, Jr., age 74, a resident of 2034 County Road 22, Macon County, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at his residence. The funer- al was Wednesday, July 12, from Pine Grove AME Zion Church. Rev. Cecil Smith officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Burton's Funeral Home staff directed. Survivors include his daughter, Clydie Mae Grant of Pemberton, N.J.; a former son-in-law, Mitchell Grant Jr. of Tuskegee; a son, Willie (Lillie Mae) Sullins of Tuskegee; eight grandchildren, Carolyn (Terry) Jamerson, Colorado Springs, Col., Kenneth (Patricia) Sullins, 'lhskeges, Della Grant, Willington, N.J., Earl (Tammy) Grant, Dayton, Ohio, Teresa (Shelly) Ligon, Rickey Grant, Auburn, Tammi Grant of Tuskegee, and i i HH I Message from the Chief Zandra (Eric) Prater, Mt. Holly, N.J.; 19 great- grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Willie J. Stinson, Tuskegee; a sister-in-law, Ethel Mac Stinson; a special friend he held close to his heart, Betty Garmon of Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of relatives and friends. BERRY, Robert Allen, died Sunday, July 16, 2000 as a result of a car wreck. His friend, Roseanne Taylor, was also killed. Berry, 28, was a resident of Montgomery, but was a native of Notasulga. He was an attorney with the law firm of Hamilton and Berry L.L.C. in Montgomery and the nephew of Macon County Commissioner Robert ~Mike~ Berry of Notasulga. The service was Wednesday, July 20, at Antioch Methodist Church in Notasulga with The Revs. Billy Allen and Linda Vance officiat- ing. He was preceded in death by two grandpar- ents, Wilbur R. Berry and Melba Randall. Survivors include his parents, Wilber and Linda Berry of Notasulga; his grandmother, Frances Berry of Notasulga; his grandfather, Dewey Randall Jr. of Tuskegee; his great-grandfather, Dewey Randall St. of Tallassee, aunts and uncles, Leigh and Larry Grogan of Montgomery; Ricky and Linda Hatchett of Notasulga; and Helen and Mike Berry of Notasulga; five nieces and three nephews. Corbitt's Funeral Home directed. A retreat for the future All police department employees attended a nine- hour Retreat on Sunday, July 16th that afforded me the opportunity to get acquainted with all of my people in a formal setting. It also served as a kick- off for future training programs. Mandatory train- hag rationale and goals were explained. The bottom line was to make all police and support personnel aware of my determination to enhance the service delivery capability of the department. The janitor, animal control officers, clerks, secre- tary, dispatchers, police officers and supervisors were required to attend. It is very clear to me; and most others who are really thinking these days, that good communication and training are the only way to ensure that a large group of people can work together succeesi~xlly. Love, trust and respect must be encouraged through positive dialogue and direct interaction. Through this process, each member of the depart- ment will realize that he or she is just as significant as everybody else is. This was an excellent chance for me to express my commitment to raising the level of public trust and confidence, in the depart- ment. The Retreat also served as a kickoff for future mandatory monthly training sessions, which are planned for the fourth Saturdays of each month. The rationale: All departmental employees are required to undergo this training to ensure their readiness to secure and protect Tuskegee citizens. It ~, iq also ensure that all employees are aware of UJ,', ~artment's mission, as we/l as that of the city of 7 ~:egee. Once aware, each employee must ~..:e that his/her personal employment goals blend with the above missions. The following training goals were shared w~th employees, which will ensure that officers are: *Knowledgeable of the chief of police's philos~ phies on police service delivery and law enforce- ment initiatives. *Updated on First Aid and CPR instructions and tech- enhancing their ability administer reasonable assis- to injured accident and Clearly aware of the corn- and my expectations ~f them. o permitted opportunities to ~ffer ideas and recommenda- Leon Fruier tions on the future directions of Tusk~ee PD Chief police affai~, policies and pro- cedul~. Acquainted with the police and city missions and understand the importance of blending the two. Aware that they are expected to be ~a notch above the norm" in character, integrity and public trust. CPR and First Aid update training was made pos- sible through an American Red Cross representa- tive Annie Billups. The instructors were Antonio Umoja Hall of Montgomery, and Preston Clayton, of the Taskegee Fire Department, who did excellent jobs. Several other m~or issues were discussed: 1. Institutional behavior expectations; 2. Internal dis- ciplinary processes; 3. Annual Awards Banquet (December 16, 2000-to reward job excellence); 4. Equipment needs, care and maintenance, 5. Job performance and community expectations; 6. Uniformity among officers; 7. Dishonesty (corrup- tion); 8. Gratuities (graft breeds corruption-no Tuskegee police officer will be permitt~ to accept free food or gi~ from anyone); 9. Physical fitness program for police officers; and 10. Drug testing for police personnel (I will take the first test, and all else must follow). Watering conserva " during time of Special to The Tuskegee News As the drought continues to turn many lawns brown, homeowners are searching for ways to keep their yards green. The most common method is to water. During the drought, lawns will go dormat to survive, they need to be watered regularly every few days or not at all. If homeowners choose to water their lawns, the best time is the early morning. Watering in the evening leaves the grass damp most of the night, making the plants susceptible to disease. Sprinklers should not be used to water trees and shrubs. For shrubs, water should be applied at the plant base and under the branches until the soil is moist six to eight inches deep. Drip irrigation systems or soaker hoses apply water slowly, reducing runoff. Small trees can be watered with a hose run- ning at the base of the tree until the ground is saturated. Larger trees can be watered by let- ting the hose run at various points around the tree's drip line, the imaginary line outlining the extension of the tree's branches. Trees require watering every three to four weeks during a drought. Other options to conserve moisture during a drought include the use of mulches, windscreens and "gray water" instead of regular Mulches not only keep moisture they also help with weed control, even soil temperatures and also improve the look of the mulches include shredded ded wood and wood chips. a two- to four-inch layer is most Homeowners should be careful to from touching the plant stem or Windscreens help reduce slowing air movement around breezes rob plants of moisture by the layer of moisture near the leaf causes the plant to replace the layer water vapor from inside the leaf. modify the air movement for a times their height, slowing the wind and moisture loss. Gray water, water from baths machines, can be saved and used if the soaps and detergents have enough for irrigation. Gray water used on vegetables if there is a the water will come in contact with of the plant. Water containing chlorine boron should not be used. Sodium softeners and liquid fabric harmful to plants. Veterans-Employment trainin gets $660,000 in grants for Alabama veterans will receive a variety of employment and training services, thanks to a $662,092 grant awarded to the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman has announced.. Alabama Intensive :erans Employment of Montgomery will prowae assessment, core and occupational-specific training, work experience, job placement and other services to 1 45 eligible veterans. Priority will be given to those who are incarcerated, homeless, women or other minori- ties. Overall, the department expects more than 2,400 veterans in 10 states to be placed in unsubsidized employment as a result of the $6.2 million in grants awarded. The one-year grants, authorized by Section 168 of the WIA, were awarded by the department's Veterans' Employment and Trainin (VETS) on a competitive basis. applications from 24 states. "q~e Workforce Investment Act has the eligibility criteria for Secretary Herman. "We can now offer an~ active duty during a war or received a or expedition badge, in addition to service connected disabilities, those separated, or those with other si ers to employment.~ The grants make possible a range for veterans, including assessing their. career counseling, current labor mation, classroom or on-the-job upgrading or retraining, and job assistance. The grants are lic agencies and non-profit Love Lasts 23 Years Marr, dOn July 17, Debf.a al d IAm Hers: Impression Of My Husband On Our First Meeting The thing that impressed me the most about my husband "Chipper~ was his neat conservative appearance pleasing personality. He would always sing to me. He also spoke soft words like "If I were a star I would light onyou'. Little did he know his light started shining the day Imet him and it has continued to last 23years. His: Impression Of My Wife On Our First Meeting Unexpectedly, I met my wife at a shopping center. After our cordial exchanges of warm, sincere, expressions, I was certain that "Deb" was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. The Keys To Keeping The Marriage Together Though we have grown to be independent thinkers and independent doers, God has provided us the towards a common goal. We respect our individually and have learned to compromise in nourishing our ship. Working as a team, in raising our two children Margaret and William Ir. and in serving our commu reinforced our union.