Thursday, April 6, 2006

The Frugalware Development Team describes ­­Frugalware as a general purpose Linux distribution, designed for intermediate users who are not afraid of text mode. Frugalware also plans to offer a live CD with desktop options, to be developed by one of its teams. A live CD enables running the Linux software on most compatible Intel and AMD chipset architectures, without having to partition a drive.

A freelance journalist writing for Wikinews interviewed the founder of Frugalware Linux, Miklós Vajna.

Wikinews: Frugalware is a slack distribution at present. Are there plans for developing binary package management platforms of it?

Miklós Vajna: Our package manager is called pacman, and its primary purpose is to install binary packages. If you want to install packages from source, you can use our “repoman” tool.

Wikinews: What are your visions for the future of Frugalware, do you plan to globally distribute it as a product, and would you consider allowing a major corporation to sponsor your efforts?

Miklós Vajna: The second. Frugalware is free, but maintaining it needs hardware, mirrors, money. We got several donations already (build servers), and we continuously need them. If a corporation want to sponsor us, I think that is totally O.K. 🙂

Wikinews: What is Arch Linux in relationship to your project? And how do their efforts fit into your game plan?

Miklós Vajna: The common [thing] in Arch Linux and Frugalware is the package manager. (To be strict: nothing else.) Developing our package manager is a common effort. If anyone [is] interested in its development, he/she can subscribe to the pacman development mailing list.

Wikinews: I’ve successfully installed Frugalware, OpenSUSE, and WinXP on the same box. Do you see a lot of people doing this sort of thing in the future?

Miklós Vajna: We support having more than one operating system on a single machine — though this matters only in case Frugalware is the last installed operating system. We do not have any statistics about what operating systems do other people use besides Frugalware, if they have more than one.

Wikinews: Is it possible that PearPC and Frugalware may have a relationship to distribute the PearPC Emulator with Frugalware in the future?

Miklós Vajna: It is already available [1].

Wikinews: What kinds of software might you include with further editions of Frugalware? Is Muse part of the base package for electronic musicians, or will you have those sorts of things?

Miklós Vajna: No [2]. It is not available at the moment. You can request a package by filing a feature request to our Bug Tracking System, at [3].

Wikinews: Is the autoupdating feature of Frugalware unique to Frugalware and perhaps a keystone to future developments?

Miklós Vajna: I have never tried other autoupdating features. What one can see is that upgrading even from the previous stable release — which means installing 6 months of update at once — requires only a few tricks, and these are documented. So it works as it should, and we always pay attention not to break this great feature.

Wikinews: What can new users of Frugalware do to test and relay infotmation back to the developers through the correct channels?

Miklós Vajna: We have released stable versions two times a year. There are testing releases every two months. If one would like to help us, then download these releases, test them, and if something is broken, then file a bug report to the BTS (mentioned above already).

Frugalware has new X Windows video drivers that provide a major speed improvement over available patches for previous editions of Linux. Alex Smith has been working on them as a developer.

In addition, the PearPC emulator mentioned above, which comes with the package manager, may, with proper tuning and installation of a legal copy of Mac OSX, enable many Intel and AMD Frugalware users to use the Apple OS on their desktops. Alex Smith is also a contact person for the PearPC project, which can also be found in irc:// and at

The official release time of the latest edition frugalware-0.4 was Mar 30 07:42:21. The developers can be reached for comment through IRC at #frugalware in the network.

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  • 05Sep ">
    Jyllands-Posten reconsiders printing holocaust denial cartoons
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2006

    Jyllands-Postens (The Jutlands Post)’s editor-in-chief, Carsten Juste has scrapped supposed plans to publish holocaust-denial cartoons simultaneously with Iranian paper Hamshahri. The message currently on the front page of their website indicates that the news was “based on an over-interpretation of a statement made by Culture Editor Flemming Rose”. Juste emphasizes that the cartoons will under “no circumstances” be published by the paper prior to seeing them.

    Jyllands-Posten, Denmark’s most widely-circulated newspaper, has come under criticism for its original publishing of the so-called “Mohammad Cartoons”. Originally published with the intent of sparking debate about the image of Mohammad, the Last Prophet of Islam, the images have instead sparked a series of dangerous, sometimes bloody riots throughout the Middle East following their republishing in newspapers throughout Europe and the Arab world.

    Hamshahri’s announcement concerning the publishing of cartoons questioning the reality of the Holocaust came in response to the cartoons, which have been viewed as highly offensive and insulting to many Muslims throughout the Middle East and the world at large. The announcement follows a brief period earlier this year when the government of Iran faced worldwide rebuke when its President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, referred to the Holocaust as a myth fabricated by the West to secure a Jewish homeland in the state of Palestine.

    According to the Associated Press, the Post’s culture editor, Flemming Rose had offered to print the planned holocaust-denying cartoons commissioned by Iranian paper Hamshahri as a response to the riot-provoking cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. In an interview with CNN‘s American Morning on Wednesday, Rose said that Jyllands-Posten would contact Hamshahri to print the pictures the same day.

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    20 confirmed dead after Kintampo freak tree accident
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    A freak accident caused twenty deaths and some injuries, according to officials, at the well-known Kintampo waterfall, in Ghana, on Sunday afternoon local time. Those affected were reportedly school students from Wenchi Senior High School on a supervised trip, and several tourists, who were swimming at the time of a rainstorm and strong winds, bringing down a tree and crushing victims.

    Eighteen students, according to Ghana National Fire Service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate, were killed at the falls, while another two were rushed to hospital and died in care. Varying reports indicated possibly up to 18 people remaining in a critical condition who were trapped under the tree, who were then rescued and rushed to hospital, including a Wenchi Senior High School administrator.

    Anaglate said the wind uprooted trees, which fell on swimmers.

    Students’ bodies have been sent to the Kintampo Municipal Hospital’s morgue.

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  • 04Sep

    Submitted by: Trisha Rogers

    Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss on many different levels and many dont even know it because the changes come on gradually and are often missed by the individual themselves. In many cases it is a family member or friends who notice the changes first and inform the one whose hearing is deteriorating and it’s often the family member or friend that can notice the signs listed below relevant to the individual experiencing hearing loss.

    On the contrary, a sudden loss of hearingwithin three daysis a medical emergency. One should immediately see a doctor if sudden hearing loss occurs.

    For most people, however, gradual hearing loss comes over time. Here are 11 symptoms of hearing loss to watch out for:

    1. Muffled quality to sounds or sounds are not distinct. This can be especially prevalent when having conversations in a group or location where there is a lot of surrounding noise or background noise.

    2. Listening to the TV or radio at a higher volume than previously done. You often miss what people on TV/radio are saying, and sometimes people tell you that the TV or radio is too loud.

    3. Conversations are hard to follow. You have difficulty understanding the words people are saying or distinguishing specific sounds. For example, hearing a conversation when there is background noise like traffic can be very difficult. Or following a conversation when multiple people are talking at once. Related to this, conversations on the telephone are more difficult to hear and understand. Do you often misunderstand people or ask them to repeat what they have said?

    4. Difficulty hearing high tones. Often the voices of women and children are more difficult to understand than the voices of men. Doorbells and phones ringing can also be hard to hear because they are in the higher range of sound.

    5. Alternately, low-frequency sounds sometimes become louder and more annoying. Appliances and other low-frequency sounds can be hard to tune out.

    6. Avoiding social situations. Because of the stress and difficulty involved in trying to understand and converse in social situations, many people will avoid these situations if possible.

    7. Depression. Because of the hearing problems, stress, and lack of socializing, people can become depressed.

    8. Ringing, roaring, hissing, or buzzing in the ears.

    9. Ear pain, itching, or irritation. This can indicate a condition which should be looked at by a physician.

    10. Fluid leaking from the ear. Injury or infection, which is causing the hearing loss, can cause fluid to leak from the ears. This condition should be looked at by a doctor.

    11. Vertigo. If the hearing loss is caused by certain diseases, the result can be vertigo.

    If you are experiencing any of the issues associated with hearing loss listed above, you may want to consider using a hearing aid, or consulting with you Doctor about hearing loss. There are many solutions in the market today for those experiencing even mild to moderate hearing loss that can really help your quality of life.

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    Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Progessive Conservative candidate Tyler Currie, Trinity-Spadina
  • Monday, October 1, 2007

    Tyler Currie is running as an Progressive Conservative candidate in the Ontario provincial election, in the riding of Trinity-Spadina. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

    Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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  • 31Aug

    Escape To Halong Bay Cruise On Oriental Sails Scorpio(1 Day Trip)

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    Ha Long Bay is located in the northeastern part of Vietnam and constitutes part of the western bank of Bac Bo Gulf, including the sea area of Ha Long City and Cam Pha Town and part of V n Don island district. It abuts Cat Ba Island in the southwest. Toward the west is the shore with a 120 km-long coastline. It is located within 106o58 -107o22 east longitude and within 20045 – 20050 north latitude. The site is 1553 sq. km with 1969 islands of various sizes, of which 989 have been named.

    The islands in HaLong Bay are mainly limestone and schist islands most lying in the two main areas: the southeastern part of B i T? Long Bay and southwestern part of HaLong Bay. These islands represent the most ancient images of a geographical site having a tectonic age of from 250 million to 280 million years. They are the result of many times of rising and lowering processes of the continent to form a karst. The process of nearly full erosion and weathering of the karst created the unique H? Long Bay in the world. In a not very large area, thousands of islands with different forms look like glittering emeralds attached to the blue scarf of a virgin. The area where many stone islands concentrate has spectacular scenes and world-famous caves and is the center of Ha Long Bay Natural Heritage, including HaLong Bay and a part of B i Tu Long Bay.

    The area is recognized as the World Natural Heritage that is the area of 434 sq. km with 775 islands. It looks like a giant triangle with ?u G? Island (in the west), Ba H?m Lake (in the south) and C?ng T y Island (in the east) as its three angle points. The nearby area is the buffer area and areas classified as national beauty spots in 1962 by the Ministry of Culture and Information.

    Explore Halong Bay with Oriental Sails Scorpio one cruise vessel in classic Vietnamese style. This six-hour cruise includes visiting Surprising Cave, Titop Beach, and many other islands and islets and other activities that will indeed provide a truly unique experience.

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    07 15 07 45: Pick-up at hotel and drive to Halong Bay (~160 km, 3 hours)

    11 30 12 00: Embark on Oriental Sails. Start cruising.

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    13 30 14 30: Visit Surprising Cave

    14 30 16 00: Rest/relax on Titop Beach and/or do some kayaking among the multitude of limestone islands.

    16 00 17 30: Relax as the sun starts to set while cruising back to the harbor.

    17 30 18 00: Transfer back to Hanoi. Evening Snack. Trip finishes at the hotel around 21 00 pm

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  • 31Aug

    South Korean police clamp down on protests against US beef

    South Korean police clamp down on protests against US beef

    Monday, June 30, 2008

    South Korean authorities are refusing to allow more protests against the government’s decision to allow beef imports from the United States, after hundreds of people were injured in clashes with riot police overnight Saturday.

    Around 300 police buses blocked protesters from entering the plaza in front of Seoul City Hall on Sunday, where a candlelight vigil was scheduled for that night. Any rally held after sunset without police permission is considered illegal. Nevertheless, the daily vigils have continued for weeks, with as many as 80,000 in attendance.

    After the plaza was sealed off, a group of about 1,700 protesters gathered in nearby streets, chanting slogans that urged President Lee Myung-Bak to cancel his decision allowing U.S. beef imports. Around 70 people were detained by police for illegally occupying roads, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, but no major clashes occurred.

    Over 200 protesters and police officers were injured in Saturday’s protests. The demonstration turned violent when some protesters tried to drag away police buses used to prevent entry into Cheongwadae, the President’s house. Riot police responded by spraying water cannons and fire extinguishers at the protesters, who threw stones, water bottles and eggs at police.

    The candle-lit vigils, which were initially peaceful, have mutated into violent protests organized by a small faction.

    Government officials said they would not tolerate violent, illegal demonstrations. “The candle-lit vigils, which were initially peaceful, have mutated into violent protests organized by a small faction,” said Justice Minister Kim Kyung Han. He vowed to “chase those who instigate violent protests” and “bring them to justice”. Kim warned that the government might begin using water laced with tear gas against protesters, even though tear gas has been banned since 1999.

    In April, President Lee Myung-Bak agreed to resume the importing of U.S. beef, which was banned in 2003 after the United States discovered its first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease. Lee has faced a major backlash from this decision, amid fears of the possible spread of this sometimes fatal disease. He was forced to publicly apologize, and all but one of his top advisers were fired.

    Jang Dae-hyun, a spokesman for the protesters, suggested that the police should stop using harsh tactics against protesters, which he says would lead to less violence. “We’ve been supporting peaceful rallies, but the police crackdown is too harsh,” Jang said. One protester, Kim In-seok, stated, “We are just here to express our opinions. I can’t understand why this government tries to ban our rally.”

    On Monday, police raided the offices of two civic groups that have led the rallies. Documents, computers, pickets, flags, and other materials relating to the demonstrations were confiscated, and the leader of the group AntiMadCow was arrested on charges of staging illegal rallies, Yonhap reported.

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  • 31Aug

    Minority mars Paris CPE protest

    Minority mars Paris CPE protest

    Saturday, March 18, 2006

    This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details.
    This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details.

    (This is a translation of the French Wikinews article: [1] Manifestation contre le CPE à Paris)

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  • 31Aug

    The Next Consortium of ITRI launches ‘RoboScooter’

    The Next Consortium of ITRI launches ‘RoboScooter’

    Sunday, May 11, 2008

    At the Pavilion of Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium during the AutoTronics Taipei 2008, in Taipei Time, the Next Consortium of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) unveiled a brand-new environmental-concept vehicle named “RoboScooter”. It was jointly designed by the Creativity Lab of ITRI, SYM Motors, and the Media Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This announcement was approved by industrial, governmental, and academical executives, but not just in Taiwan.

    The ability for R&D to manufacture the electronic vehicles and bicycles was concerning to several automobile-related industries. There was concern not only from several trade shows, but also international competitions related to the design after winning several prizes back in Taiwan to establish the industrial position and brand image of “Made in Taiwan”. Since several industries like automobile are transformed to high-value industries, “creativity” progressively became a key element before unveiling any new products.

    As of this sector, Wen-jean Hsueh (ITRI Creativity Lab General Director) hoped companies could do proper transformations on its R&D nature from “Made in Taiwan” to “Created in Taiwan” for best practice. This not only echoed “OBM” theory discussed at 2007 Taiwan Brands’ Trend Forum but also blended with a key element of production – “creativity”.

    On the other side of SYM Motors, to solve the transportation problem for TWTC Nangang, SYM Motors Taiwan imported manufacturing technology from Kinglong Bus Co., Ltd. to manufacture several 4th-cycle low floor buses and sell them to Chung-hsing Bus Co., Ltd. and Kwang-huang Bus Co., Ltd. In this launch, the SYM Motors Taiwan hope this vehicle is energy-efficiency, easily-parked, and has creative functions which can improve the transportation habits of individuals.

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  • 29Aug

    Swac Men’s Basketball Wrap Up

    By Uba Okereke

    SWAC Men’s Basketball Wrap-Up, Tuesday, Jan. 3

    Texas Southern 87, Alcorn State 52

    Texas Southern beat Alcorn State 87-52 last Tuesday night in the Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

    Three-point shooting was the calling card for TSU as they shot 10 of 19 (52.6 percent) from downtown, led by Omar Strong who went 4 of 5 for 12 points.

    The Tigers (2-11, 1-0) led 43-21 at halftime and never trailed.

    Dexter Ellington led TSU with 17 points while Lawrence Johnson-Danner added 13 points.

    Alcorn State (3-10, 0-1) was held to 18 of 48 (37.5 percent) shooting and committed 28 turnovers.

    Twann Oakley led the Braves with 14 points. All three Alcorn State wins have come at home.

    Mississippi Valley 82, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67

    Falando Jones’ 25 points and 12 rebounds led Mississippi Valley to an 82-67 victory over UAPB last Tuesday night in the conference opener. The win snapped a seven game slide.

    The Delta Devils (2-11, 1-0) led 37-31 at halftime but saw UAPB dwindle their lead to only two just a minute into the second half. Valley then went on a 12-2 scoring run sparked by Jones’ two 3-point baskets.

    The Golden Lions (1-13, 0-1) got no closer than five points and eventually trailed by double digits in the last 6:56.

    The difference in the game was beyond the arc. Valley made 12 of 28 three pointers compared to 1 of 9 for UAPB.

    Savalace Townsend led the Golden Lions with 21 points.

    Jackson State 55, Alabama A&M 52

    Jackson State opened conference play last Tuesday night with a 55-52 win over Alabama A&M.

    The Tigers (3-10, 1-0) led by eight (49-41) with over four minutes remaining but the Bulldogs (2-8, 0-1) went on a 9-1 scoring run and came within two (52-50) with 23 seconds left.

    Jackson State now led by four following two made free throws by Christian Williams, but Demarquelle Tabb’s layup cut it to 54-42 with seven seconds remaining.

    After Williams made 1 of 2 free throws, Jeremy Crutcher’s game-tying 3-pointer went begging at the buzzer.

    Jeniro Bush led JSU with 21 points and 12 rebounds while Williams finished with 12 points.

    Marcus Lee scored 11 points and both Casey Canty and Tabb each had 10 for Alabama A&M.

    Alabama State 73, Grambling 62

    Alabama State began its title defense on a good note with a 73-62 victory over Grambling State last Tuesday night in the conference opener.

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    The Hornets (4-9, 1-0) put on a clinic in the second half, shooting 58 percent from the field and led 60-42 with over seven minutes remaining.

    Grambling (0-11, 0-1) tried to cut into the 18-point deficit with consecutive threes by Quincy Roberts but got no closer than the final 11-point margin of victory.

    Alabama State had four players in double figures led by Jeffery Middlebrooks and Philip Crawford, who each had 14 points.

    Roberts led GSU with 33 points.

    Southern 73, Prairie View 65

    Southern University defeated Prairie View A&M 73-65 in their conference opener last Tuesday night.

    The Jaguars (5-9, 1-0) had three players in double figures led by Jameel Grace with 21.

    Southern led 41-38 at halftime.

    The Jaguars took control with a 23-5 scoring run over an 8:03 span. Grace scored seven points during the run which gave Southern a 64-47 lead at the 9:56 mark.

    Ronald Wright led Prairie View (4-10, 0-1) with 14 points and the only player in double figures.

    SWAC Men’s Basketball Wrap-up, Thursday, Jan. 5

    Alabama State 81, Jackson State 78

    Alabama State outlasted Jackson State in triple overtime 81-78 last Thursday night.

    Ivory White hit a 3-pointer to give the Hornets a 72-71 lead with 3:49 remaining. A 3-pointer by Jeffery Middlebrooks extended the lead to 77-71.

    A Christian Williams 3-pointer and a Willie Readus layup brought the Tigers within a point before Tremaine Butler’s layup gave Alabama State a 79-76 lead with 29 seconds left.

    Jackson State answered back with a layup by Middlebrooks, who sealed the win with two clutch free throws.

    Williams led all scorers with 31 points including tying the game at 68 after two overtimes. Jeniro Bush added 20 points for Jackson State.

    Texas Southern 73, Southern 39

    Texas Southern routed Southern University 73-39 last Thursday night improving to 2-0 in SWAC play.

    All of Omar Strong’s and Lawrence Johnson-Danner’s field goals were 3-pointers as they each made three of TSU’s six attempts from downtown.

    The Tigers led 32-19 at halftime.

    Michael Celestin scored 14 points for Southern. Celestin was 4 of 9 from beyond the arc but his teammates shot a combined 1 for 11 from that distance.

    The Jaguars shot 29 percent from the field overall.

    Grambling 60, Alabama A&M 55

    Grambling used steady free throw shooting to hold off Alabama A&M 60-55 last Thursday night, giving them their first win of the season.

    Quincy Roberts and company took over down the stretch for the Tigers as they made 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute to ice the game.

    Alabama A&M started the game up 4-0 until Grambling scored 11 straight points and never looked back. The Tigers led 36-28 at halftime.

    Casey Canty led the Bulldogs with 24 points.

    Prairie View 55, Alcorn State 47

    Prairie View survived an Alcorn comeback to win 55-47 last Thursday night in the Baby Dome.

    The Panthers rode a 20-2 first half scoring run to a 30-20 halftime lead then increased it to 42-23 with 12:19 to play.

    Alcorn answered with a 20-2 run in a nine minute span, cutting the Panther lead to 44-43 with 3:04 left.

    Prairie View the scored the next nine points to put the game away.

    Montreal Scott scored 18 points and Marcellus Jackson added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers.

    Xavian Rimmer led Alcorn State with 14 points.

    SWAC Men’s Basketball Wrap-up, Jan. 7

    Texas Southern 84, Prairie View 49

    Texas Southern routed cross-town rival Prairie View A&M 84-49 Saturday night to remain unbeaten in conference play.

    DaQuan Joyner and Madarious Gibbs both scored 13 points off the bench

    Dexter Ellington and Omar Strong had 12 points apiece for the Tigers (4-11, 3-0 Southwestern Athletic).

    Ryan Gesiakowski scored 14 points and Louis Munks 13 for the Panthers (5-11, 1-2), who shot 34 percent (17 of 50) from the floor. They made just 7 of 26 attempts in the first half en route to trailing 34-19 at the break.

    Texas Southern shot 51.9 percent (27 of 52) from the field and scored 31 points off of 19 Prairie View A&M turnovers.

    Mississippi Valley 67, Alabama State 60

    Mississippi Valley State remained undefeated in SWAC play Saturday with a come-from-behind road victory at Alabama State. Led by Terrence Joyner’s 17 points, the Delta Devils overcame a 34-31 halftime deficit to defeat the Hornets, who also entered the game without a conference loss.

    MVSU took the lead on a Paul Crosby layup with just under 11 minutes to play and built the lead to as many as 11 late in the second half.

    Kenderek Washington led Alabama State with 17 points.

    Alcorn State 63, Jackson State 60

    Ken McDonald scored 17 points to lead Alcorn State over Jackson State 63-60 on Saturday.

    Alcorn State (4-11, 1-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) hadn’t trailed until 2:37 remaining when Derrell Taylor’s three-point play put Jackson State ahead 57-54. Zavian Rimmer then scored five straight to put the Braves back on top.

    After a Jenirro Bush 3 gave the Tigers back the advantage, KeDorian Sullivan made a layup with 19 seconds left to put Alcorn State ahead for good, 61-60.

    Bush then missed a layup 10 seconds later and Ken McDonald made two free throws to seal it for the Braves. Alcorn State, which shot 50 percent in the first half (12 of 24), led 34-19 at halftime.

    Rimmer finished with 12 points Christian Williams scored all 18 of his points in the second half for Jackson State (3-12, 1-2), and Bush added 14.

    Southern 72, Grambling 59

    On a night when Southern retired the jersey of former great Bob Love, the Jaguars delivered with a win against their cross-state rival Grambling, 72-59.

    Quinton Doggett scored 20 to lead Southern, and Mike Celestin hit five three-pointers coming off the bench to move SU to 2-1 in conference play.

    Quincy Roberts led all scorers with 29 for Grambling. The Tigers fell to 1-2 in the SWAC.

    Alabama A&M 65, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 62

    Casey Canty scored 20 points and Alabama A&M sank five free throws in the final minute to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 65-62 on Saturday night for the Bulldogs’ first Southwestern Athletic Conference win of the season.

    Green Hill added 13 points for the Bulldogs (3-9, 1-2), who snapped an eight-game losing skid. Alabama A&M opened the game on a 25-10 run, thanks to 13 points by Canty, and led Arkansas-Pine Bluff 34-23 at the break.

    The Bulldogs held on despite being outscored 39-31 in the second half. The Bulldogs outrebounded the Golden Lions 34-26 and had the edge in bench scoring 28-19.

    Arkansas-Pine Bluff forced 13 Alabama A&M turnovers, but scored just 16 points off them.

    The Bulldogs notched 17 points off 13 Golden Lions turnovers. Lazabian Jackson scored 20 points and Savalace Townsend 13 for the Golden Lions (1-14, 0-2).

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