DESPITE losing most of the players who won the rural ISSA and all-island netball titles a year ago, Holmwood Technical sent a strong message to their rivals with an impressive 62-13 win over Yallahs High in second-round action on Thursday at The Queen’s School.It was the second win for the defending champions, who held a healthy lead in the previous game against Edwin Allen, before it was rained out.Thursday’s victory set up a double for the Manchester-based school as their junior team fought gallantly to turn back a determined Titchfield High 34-27.big wins for Manchester, DenbighAlso, former champions Manchester High and Denbigh High also picked up big wins on the day. Denbigh had the highest tally of the round as their seniors embarrassed Irwin High, 67-3, in their match at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS). Earlier, Denbigh’s junior team, the defending champions, got by Anchovy High, 31-19.Manchester High’s seniors, playing at home, easily got by STETHS, 50-17, and their juniors completed the double with a 34-13 success over Hampton High.Other results (Seniors): Frome Technical 25; Decarteret College 10; Hampton High 24; Aabuthnott Gallimore 20; Petersfield High 33; Anchovy High 4; Glenmuir High 42; York Castle High 7; Charlemont High 42; Montego Bay High 7; Herbert Morrison Technical 37; Old Harbour High 13; Titchfield High 34; Knox College 25; Thompson Town High 45; Buff Bay High 8; Edwin Allen High 55; St Mary High 17.Juniors: Bishop Gibson High 33; Frome Technical 17; Newell High 21; St Hilda’s High 16; Glenmuir High 29; Albert Town High 15; The Manning’s School 14; Mount Alvernia High 14; Guys Hill High 24; Montego Bay High 16; Herbert Morrison Technical 17; Guys Hill High 16; Knox College 32; St Thomas Technical 8; Central High 15; Marymount High 12; Edwin Allen High 16; St Mary High 14.
Tillis and another man were tried five times for two murders in a 1977 Chicago robbery and were acquitted in 1987 after nine years in prison. On Saturday, Tillis, 62, called it a “flawed and failed system” that resulted in his time on death row. “I will never be normal,” Tillis said. “I’m not free of death row.” “Voices from Death Row” included stops earlier this month in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A group of death penalty opponents gathered Saturday to call for a moratorium on all executions in California and urged Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to grant clemency to Stanley “Tookie” Williams. “Voices From Death Row,” a national speaking tour sponsored by the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, drew about 80 supporters to East Los Angeles College. The event featured Darby Tillis, a former Illinois death row inmate who was later exonerated. The group expressed outrage at the Dec. 13 execution date for Williams, co-founder of the Crips street gang. Williams, 51, was sentenced to death for fatally shooting Albert Owens, a Whittier convenience store worker, and killing two Los Angeles motel owners and their daughter with a shotgun during a robbery, both in 1979. He has maintained his innocence, and supporters believe Williams did not get a fair trial. Since being sentenced to death, Williams has written a series of children’s books in his effort to curtail youth gang violence. He has been nominated five times for a Nobel Peace Prize and four times for a Nobel Prize in literature. In August, Williams received a President’s Call to Service Award for his good deeds on death row, complete with a letter from President George W. Bush praising him for demonstrating “the outstanding character of America.” “His case is really important because he represents individual redemption,” said Dana Blanchard with the Los Angeles chapter of Campaign to End the Death Penalty. “While in prison he’s become one of the leading voices against gang violence.” Schwarzenegger told The Associated Press this week he will be reviewing Williams’ request for clemency and hasn’t ruled anything out.