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l' THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JANUARY 27, 2011, PAGE2 with former LSU star Marcus "Big Game," I like the match- down to which team makes to the Super Bowl, where they m Thorton leading the way, aver- up between two of the most the fewest mistakes. Take last will Now get this permanent green cards you must deposit the sum of $500,000 dollars with Unc~ ~m~my once you Uncle Samrayithe bribe, I mean once you buy your way in, oh excuse me, once you've deposited your money you are free to romp all over America. You can never underestimate Uncle Sammy's greed, I mean his ingenuity at getting his hands on money. What happened to "send us your poor and huddled masses" or what about the other folks who are waiting to get in line to migrate to our great country. They are being by-passed by the super rich. Dave Berwick Buy your way in By DAVE BERWICK Times Columnist I was over in Houston visit- ing a boyhood friend since 1964 who has a horrible brain cancer and it doesn't look good. He's two months older than me and I wondered while looking at my old friend if his cancer had to with his polio vaccine. When I was called back to shocking reality by the lead news story on the radio saying people were buying their way into the USA and then settling down in "The Woodlands," a highfaluting big subdivision north of Houston. The announcer went on to say that anyone, anywhere in the world could come to the good old USA anytime they wanted and take up permanent residence. Well Shockola! Anyone can come here anytime they want from the whole wide world and get permanent residency. They can do this because of the "Immigration Investor Visa "Buzzworthy" By JOHN DUDEK Times Columnist At almost the halfway point of the N.B.A season, the New Orleans Hornets boast a sur- prising, and pretty impressive 29-16 record. Amidst all the distractions change in ownership, Chris Paul trade rumors, and possible relocation, the team has played better than anyone expected. New head coach Monty Wil- liams has the team believing it can win every night, regardless of the opponent. For example, last Saturday night's 96-72 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, the team with the best record in the league. The Hor- nets outplayed the Spurs in ev- ery possible aspect of the game. The bench play is also solid, EB5 Green Card," : .................. The Ponchatoula Times Published by The Ponchatoula Times L.L.C. Established October 1, 1981 Print Edition Published Thursday of every week at 145 West Pine Street, Suite A Post Office Box 743--Ponchatoula, LA 70454-0743 SUBSCRIPTIONS $25 A Year In Tangipahoa Parish $30 A Year Outside Tangipahoa Parish ($5 Discount for Seniors) Gift subscriptions offered at same rate --24 Hour Telephone Line-- 985/386-2877 INTERNET EDITION http :llwww.ponchatoula , comlptimesl E-MAIL editor@ponchatoula.corn U.S. Periodicals Postal Permit No. 666730 Postmaster, address correspondence and changes of address orders to : P.O. 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Box 743, Ponchatoula, LA 70454-0743 We accept VISA/Mastercard OFFICIAL JOURNAL City of Ponchatoula, Ponchatoula Area Recreation District, Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival, Louisiana Furnishings Industries Association MEMBER Louisiana Press Association, Gulf States Automotive WritersAs- sociation, Texas Auto Writers Association HONORS Louisiana Press Association Freedom of Information Award, 1st Place Investigative Reporting, 1st place Editorial Writing, Gibbs Adams Award for Investigative Reporting, Brown Pelican Award for Environmental Reporting OFFICE HOURS 8:30-Noon, 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday -- Closed Tuesday Afternoons -- aging 7.3 points per game, as well as providing an offensive spark for the team's second unit. The Hornets have won 8 games in a row at the time this column is being written. If the Bees can keep up their stellar play as Of late, look for a deep run into the play- offs, and possibly a date with the Los Angeles Lakers in the conference championship. Unless you were hiding under a rock last weekend, I am sure you heard what teams will be playing in Super Bowl XLV. Even though the Saints won't be a part of this year's Happy Anniversary January 27 - Clayton & Bon- nie Daigle, Scott & Stacy P. Bagby January 28 - Floyd & Jan Boudreaux, Larry & Becky Rob- erts, Leon & Ann Boudreaux, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Decoteau, January 29 -Anthony & Mary Costanza, Craig & Alyson Rodriguez, Harry & Rite Walz, Shane & Shelly Stewart, January 30 - John & Noelle Vaughn, Joseph & Doris White, Mervin & Irma Rousseau, February 1 - Douglas & Margaret Hebert, Ervin & Jane Gordon, William & Elaine McIntyre, February 2 - Paul & Violet Stevens Happy Birthday January 27 - Ashley-Owens, C.C. Decoteau, Gloria Ballard, Gloria McCarthy, Greg Fletch- er, Gus Decoteau, James Rog- ers, Jay Ernst, Kathy Jenevein, Lydia Pevey, Merva Goswellan, Merva Wagner, Paul Hughes, Sonic Stanga, Steven Coates, Tim Bruno, Trevor Head, Ashe- ly Owens, Melissa Norheim , James Bass January 28 -Angel King, Beverly Miano, Chance Th!~lLn- hill, Kim Martin, Kim Meissner, Macy Mecom, Maureen Phares, Megan Berner, Mildred Berth- clot, Sandra Landry, January 29 - Alex Wise- carver, Alyssa Cummings, Amy Munson, Billy Garaudy, Cindy Rushing, Doyle Hoover, Ed- ward Jacob, Emily Pevey, Gary Parent, Halie Raiford, Jennifer Jolly, Jeremy Kinchen, Michael Bohning, Russ Allen, Terri Al- bert, Terri Jones, Sarah Steb- bins January 30 - Barbara Shock- ley, Bryan Charbonnet, David Allen Brignac, Gordon Gegen- heimer, Janet Fountain, Jar- rett Jordan, Jonathan Watts. Judy Beck, Kevin Drury, Kim LaMarca, Mark Puffpaff, Patri- cia Yent, Sandy Falcon, Taylor Fisher, Tommy Shasteen, Den- nis Bruetsch January 31 -Anita Hotard, Betty Jo Lawrence, Betty Jo McKneely, Brennan Shasteen, Carole Dahmer, Chad Rich- ard, Danny Heitman, Ed Mur- ray, Holden Robertson, Janet Robertson, Jim Byers, Lindsay Watts, Lyndsay Rauch, Pat Jones, February 1 - B. Hoover, Da- vid Jenkins, Frank Castjohn, Helen Barker, Helen Perrin, Lenny George, Michael Bass, Nadine Brun, Sondra Landry, Ty Wayne Hebert, February 2 -Aaron Dressel, Amy Guagliardo, Derrick Gre- goire, Gary Pavlovich, Matthew Miller, Matthieu Brignac, Mi- chael Bougere, Seen Matthew Steadman, Tommy Dickerson, Wendy P. LeSaicherre, Richard Taylor, Please Notify Us Of Changes You Wish Made In our Birthday and Anniversary Greetings 985/386-2877 storied franchises in N.F.L his- tory. On one side you have the Pittsburgh Steelers, whom the Saints defeated on Halloween night. And on the other side, you have the Green Bay Pack- ers. The Pack won the first two Super Bowls, and are looking for their first championship since Brett Favre led them to victory in the Louisiana Superd0me way back on January 26, 1997. The Steelers, on the other hand, won Super Bowl XLIII, just two seasons ago, defeating the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23. Like most of the Super Bowls that these two franchises have par- ticipated in, I think it will be a close game. The Steelers will try to play keep-away from Aaron Rod- gers and Green Bay's potent of- fense by controlling the tempo of the game. Expect a steady diet of Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall, and former Tulane star Mewelde Moore. While these teams both play great defense, Pittsburgh should have a slight advan- tage in that phase of the game. As usual, turnovers will play a huge part in deciding who wins Super Bowl XLV. With teams that are this evenly matched, it could come year's game for example; the only turnover in the game was Tracy Porter's interception of Peyton Manning's pass intend: ed for Reggie Wayne. Porter's "pick 6" proved to be the game winning score. So, here it prediction for the biggest game of the year - Steelers 20, Packers 16. Steelers Beat Jets, 24-19, to Advance to Super Bowl vs the Green Bay Packers The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Jets, 24-19, winning the A.F.C. title and advancing face the Green Bay Packers. The Packers won the N.F.C. championship earlier on Sun- day, beating the Chicago Bears, 21 to 14. 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