“It was so incredible,” she says. “He was 88 years old, and he still had that charisma, even though he was an elderly guy. He was funny, he was charming. This is a good piece. I understand your point, but the point of diversity exposure is so people can learn to respect differences and find common ground. American always has had ethinic neighborhoods.

Childs left at halftime to fly back to New York. He’s expected to play Saturday at Washington. Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin was courtside. We should be sick of Michael Jordan. We should send him his Italian suits, wagging tongue, faint mustache and gold hoop earring straight back to the ’80s where he belongs. This is a guy who’s had his own shoe since 1985.

Blessey of Mobile, AL President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Shelby A. Bristow of Dothan, AL President’s Scholastic Award, School of Christian Ministries Achievement Award, Bachelor of Arts in intercultural studies and psychology, Area Award: Psychology, summa cum laude Tammy Wadsworth Brown of Chunchula, AL President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Tanya Turner Cunningham of Citronelle, AL President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Science in early childhood and elementary education, summa cum laude Robert Wayne Elmore of Satsuma, AL President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laudeSelena Sewell Fleeton of Mobile, AL School of Nursing Achievement Award, Master of Science in Nursing Amanda Leigh Gaster of Dothan, AL School of Nursing Achievement Award, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, cum laude, honors program John Anthony Gengo of Mobile, AL President’s Scholastic Award, Adult and Professional Studies Achievement Award, Bachelor of Business Administration, Area Award: Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude Katherine Leanne Glover of Semmes, AL President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Science in early childhood and elementary education, cum laude Molly Elizabeth Gray of Pensacola, FL College of Arts and Sciences Achievement Award, Area Award: Political Science, Bachelor of Arts in political science honors program, magna cum laude Carol Ann Hall of Mobile, AL President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Science in psychology, summa cum laude Heidi Rene Little of Lake Wales, FL President’s Scholastic Award, School of Music Achievement Award, Bachelor of Science in music, summa cum laude Justin Daniel McGehee of Huntsville, AL School of Christian Ministries Achievement Award, Master of Arts in Christian ministries, with honors Gary Anthony Montgomery Sr. Of Grand Bay, AL President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Area Award: Career Nursing Award Kara Nicole Oakley of Dothan, AL President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Arts in intercultural studies and political science, summa cum laude Lauren Elizabeth Palmer of Jasper, AL College of Arts and Sciences Achievement Award, Master of Arts in marriage and family counseling, with honors Elizabeth Tucker Pate of Mobile, AL School of Education Achievement Award, Master of Arts alternative elementary education, with honors Jessica Marie Phillips of Crestview, FL President’s Scholastic Award, School of Worship Leadership Achievement Award, Bachelor of Science in worship leadership, summa cum laude Kristie Elaine Reddoch of Hebron, MS President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Science in worship leadership, summa cum laude Micah Nanette Slover of Keller, TX President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Science in early childhood and elementary education, magna cum laude Danielle Rae Standifer of Chattanooga, TN President’s Scholastic Award, Area Award: Humanities, Bachelor of Arts in English and humanities honors with thesis, summa cum laude Memorie Paige Thomas of Oak Grove, AL School of Education Achievement Award, Bachelor of Science in early childhood and elementary education, summa cum laude Alicia Stewart Todd of Mobile, AL President’s Scholastic Award, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Emily Faith Vickrey of Atmore, AL School of Business Achievement Award, Bachelor of Science in accounting, summa cum laude.