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GRADUATES APLENTY INSIDE TODAY 2010 HERALD GRADUATION EDITION Featuring photos of graduates from the high schools of Lee County and beyond • Section C The Sanford Herald SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010 SANFORDHERALD.COM • 50 CENTS QUICKREAD LEE COUNTY BUDGET ‘SHREK’ RECALL Officials defend HAVEN request Domestic abuse shelter director says group would lose grants if it asked for green cards By BILLY BALL SANFORD — Local leaders came to the defense Friday of one area nonprofit seeking county assistance, a day after a Lee County commissioner questioned its spending McDONALD’S PULLS GLASSES FOR LEAD Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on “Shrek”-themed drinking glasses being sold nationwide at McDonald’s, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.S.-made collectibles while dramatically expanding contamination concerns about the toxic metal beyond imported children’s jewelry practices and its extension of services to include some illegal immigrants. The conversation centered around HAVEN, or Helping Abuse and Violence End Now, a Sanford nonprofit that provides various services for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Commissioner Linda Shook criticized the nonprofit for not spending the maximum money it was alotted under one Lee County Department of Social Services See HAVEN, Page 7A Shook “As somebody with taxing authority and the ability to hand out taxpayer dollars, I feel very strong ... that if you are not here legally, you are not eligible for taxpayer benefits” — Linda Shook — Lee County Commissioner ELECTION 2010 LEE CHRISTIAN GRADUATION Senate hopeful stops by Dairy Bar Page 9A GULF OIL SPILL Facing uphill climb in runoff, Cal Cunningham charms voters in Sanford By ALEXA MILAN OBAMA: NATION MUST KICK OIL ADDICTION President Barack Obama pressed Congress to scrap billions in oil company tax breaks and pass legislation to help the nation kick a dangerous “fossil fuel addiction” Wednesday, trying to channel disgust over the worsening oil disaster into a force for clean energy Page 8A ECONOMY Above, graduates and parents take a moment to pray during Lee Christian School Graduation Commencent Ceremony on Friday evening. At left, Kristin JaQuel Chesney smiles as she receives her diploma. For more photos from the event, turn to Page 5A. PRIVATE EMPLOYERS HOLD BACK ON HIRING A swell in temporary government hiring for the census drove almost all the job market’s gains last month — a huge disappointment to Wall Street and a sign that private employers aren’t yet confident enough in the recovery to start adding workers with gusto Page 10A STATE GULF OIL MAY MAKE ITS WAY TO OUTER BANKS Oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill will eventually slide up the East Coast, scientists say Page 7A Vol. 80, No. 131 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina WESLEY BEESON/ The Sanford Herald SANFORD — Democratic senatorial candidate Cal Cunningham paid a visit to Fairview Dairy Bar on Friday morning to discuss his platform and receive feedback from voters. Cunningham has been traveling the state to build support for the June 22 runoff election against North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. Marshall landed ahead of Cunningham in the primary 36 percent to 27 percent, but it wasn’t enough Cunningham to avoid a runoff. “We’ve campaigned very hard, traversed this state, talked to voters and are now dead even with (Marshall),” Cunningham said. As customers dined, Cunningham circulated around the restaurant and stopped by each table to speak with voters. “I told him it goes a long See Senate, Page 3A Nonprofits look to bring bookstore to Sanford Take with 5 Carolyn Spivey & Lyn Hankins Nonprofit directors HAPPENING TODAY n Handcrafted wood and metalwork will be on the block at the 10th annual Central Carolina Community College Foundation Furniture Auction. Viewing starts at 11 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Miriello Building at the college’s Harnett County Campus This week, we Take 5 with Carolyn Spivey and Lyn Hankins, the executive directors, respectively, of the Coalition for Families in Lee County and the Lee County Partnership for Children. The two non-profit agencies are exploring the possibility of opening a nonprofit bookstore in downtown Sanford. Q : What purpose would a non-profit used bookstore have in Sanford? A : There currently is no free-standing bookstore in Sanford, and most stores that offer books have a limited selection. We will offer extensive categories of “gently used” books for all age readers, from High: 92 Low: 73 young children to senior adults, at an affordable price. We are exploring downtown options for space and expect the bookstore to complement the downtown revitalization. We have a group of interested persons — an advisory committee — that has been looking See Take 5, Page 6A INDEX More Weather, Page 10A OBITUARIES D.G. MARTIN Sanford: Walter Lanier, 73; Doris Rosser, 88 Cameron: Elmer Street, 73 Greensboro: Vera Lentz Despite recent scandals, N.C. has actually enjoyed a strong past of service Page 4A Abby, Graham, Bridge, Sudoku............................. 5B Classifieds ....................... 8B Comics, Crosswords.......... 6B Community calendar .......... 2A Horoscope ........................ 5B Obituaries......................... 5A Opinion ............................ 4A Scoreboard ....................... 4B

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