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ENTERTAINMENT: Reviews of “The Last Song” and “Clash of the Titans • Page 11A The Sanford Herald FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010 QUICKREAD SANFORDHERALD.COM • 50 CENTS LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Technology tightens security SPORTS Sheriff touts $235K in stimulus-funded additions at county jail tor for jail visitors, a fastmoving fingerprint scanner and, most importantly, a video linkup connecting Carter inmates to courts. Jail personnel will be able to utilize the video to have By BILLY BALL UNC FALLS SHORT IN BID FOR POSSIBLY LAST NIT SANFORD — The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is touting a handful of technology upgrades intended to tighten security and speed operations at Lee County Jail. The equipment, paid for by a $235,000 federal stimulus grant, includes a metal detec- The Dayton Flyers’ fast breaks were too much for North Carolina, as a lackluster season finally ends for the Heels APRIL USHERS IN WARMTH, COLOR inmates appear before magistrates and judges for initial court appearances without leaving the jail, said Lt. David Prevatte of the Sheriff’s Office. Currently, suspects must physically go before a judge or magistrate, requiring intensified security and transportation worries. But a split-screen video hookup will do that from a jail cell under lock and key. “I’m very excited about this,” said Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter. “This is going to greatly enhance the security of the jail.” Officer Chris Amundson of Lee County Jail showed off the video monitor in a courtroom and jail cell Thursday, explaining the device will also See Sheriff, Page 6A CRIME Man shot at park, won’t give details DUKE KNOWS IT’S HATED As badly as these Blue Devils want to be embraced, they understand they’ll always be the team so many fans love to hate Page 1B NATION Police believe there’s more to incident than random robbery By BILLY BALL OBAMA URGES PATIENCE ON HEALTH CARE LAW SANFORD — Police said they are puzzled by an area man who said he was shot several times but refused to cooperate with authorities. The man, 40-year-old Ramese McKoy of Cameron, came to the Central Carolina Hospital emergency room Wednesday evening with five gunshot wounds, two in the abdomen, two in the left leg and one in the left ankle with an unknown caliber gun, a Sanford Police Department report said Thursday. McKoy said he was shot when a man attempted to rob him in the Carbonton Road parking lot of Kiwanis Park. Other than providing that information, McKoy has largely rebuffed investigators’ inquiries, said Capt. David Smith of the Sanford Police Department. Smith said McKoy refused to give a description of the suspect and told investigators that he would not pursue charges against his assailant. “He also told investigators not to waste their time because he had nothing to say,” Smith said. Facing a public still wary of his massive health care overhaul, President Barack Obama urged Americans not to judge the nearly $1 trillion legislation he signed into law last week until the reforms take hold Page 10A STATE JUDGE WON’T DISMISS CHARGES AGAINST AIDE A federal judge has declined to dismiss any of the felony counts against an ex-aide of former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, saying he found no fault in the indictment Page 8A RELIGION Temperatures in Sanford are expected to reach a summer-like 86 degrees today, and the recent warmth has led to a spring burst of color in Central North Carolina. (Above) The flowering plum trees in front of Trinity Lutheran Church on Carthage Street are a crisp white this week, and (right) gardens throughout the city are starting to show their true colors as well. Photos by ASHLEY GARNER See Shot, Page 6A More spring photos, Page 6A LOOKING FOR A SERVICE? Plenty of area churches have big plans to celebrate this Easter weekend Page 8B TO INFORM, CHALLENGE AND CELEBRATE Vol. 80, No. 76 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina EDUCATION LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS Educators ‘disappointed’ with Race to the Top result Teachers’ Resource Room in need of donations By CAITLIN MULLEN SANFORD — Local education officials said they aren’t sure why North Carolina was passed over for federal “Race to the Top” grant funds earlier this week. HAPPENING TODAY n Lemon Springs Ruritan Club will hold its semi-annual pancake and sausage supper from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 62 Willett Lake Road. All-you-can-eat for $5. Proceeds will be used to support the club’s community service projects. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A North Carolina was one of 16 finalists in the competition among states, narrowed down from 40 states and Washington, D.C. On Monday, Tennessee and Delaware See Race, Page 7A By CAITLIN MULLEN SANFORD — For educators, the Teacher Resource Room is similar to a thrift store: You never know what treasures you’ll find. The resource room, which High: 88 Low: 52 Sanford: Betty Hancock, 85 Lillington: Kenneth Parchman Olivia: Patrick White, 71 Staley: Wayne Ward, 84 See Resource, Page 7A INDEX More Weather, Page 12A OBITUARIES occupies a trailer on Lee County High School’s campus, has been operating for almost 15 years. The collection of school supplies is available for the taking when teachers are in need; binders, SCOTT MOONEYHAM After convincing legislators to increase incentives to lure film productions, Hollywood wants more Page 4A Abby, Graham, Bridge, Sudoku............................. 6B Classifieds ....................... 9B Comics, Crosswords.......... 7B Community calendar .......... 2A Horoscope ........................ 6B Obituaries......................... 5A Opinion ............................ 4A Scoreboard ....................... 4B

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