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Erin Geese, a Mount VernonRuth Elementary student, watched President Obama’s speech to students Tuesday with her mother in the school’s media room. Students of at least nine schools in Rutherford County viewed the speech live Tuesday, including those at Pinnacle Elementary. The speech will be aired in at least three other schools later this week.
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FOREST CITY — The Rutherford County Board of Education met for its first meeting of the 2009-10 school year Tuesday night. Just 10 days into the new school year, Superintendent John Kinlaw reported that thus far, the beginning of the school
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Whiteside’s daily “Project Wisdom” speech. “We do it each morning as part of character building and today’s just happened to be about asking questions,” Whiteside said. “So when the students heard the president speak on ask Please see Students, Page 6A
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FOREST CITY — With more than $12 billion in federal stimulus money allocated to the Tar Heel state, how much of those funds have made an impact locally? Rutherford County officials estimate about $1 million has been given to the county departments. Individual cities haven’t seen quite as much federal money for projects, but the town of Lake Lure has been awarded $3 million to help with wrapping sewer pipes that are in Lake Lure. The money will take the form of a $1.5 million grant from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 and a $1.5 million loan that must be repaid over 20 years with no interest. “The first time it impacted us was earlier this year when we received notification of $415,000 from the federal government as our share of the Medicaid relief money,” said County Manager John Condrey. “And that came the same week that we were considering giving county employees two weeks off without pay. They would’ve had to take that time with no pay had it not been for the stimulus.” But other towns in the county haven’t received stimulus funds, although not for lack of trying. “We’ve applied for two separate grants,” said Spindale Mayor Mickey Bland. “One is
LAKE LURE — High speed fiber-optic Internet service for commercial businesses will soon be a reality the Lake Lure Town Council was told Tuesday by PANGAEA Internet. The council was informed that fiber-optic cables had been run throughout much of the town thanks to a $1 million grant from the Golden LEAF foundation. “We are very pleased to announce we will be providing high speed fiber-optic Internet to commercial applications in the Lake Lure area in the next two to three weeks,” said PANGAEA Internet Executive Director Ron Walters. “As you may know, county government has built a 38 mile fiber optic extension to connect all of the Please see Town, Page 3
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year had gone smoothly. “That doesn’t mean we haven’t had some glitches here and there,” Kinlaw told the board. “It’s a tribute to the planning of our employee workforce.” Kinlaw gave kudos especially to the transportation staff. Changes to the system’s transportation plan went into effect for the 2009-10 school year. “One of our goals to reach higher effi-
ciency was to use fewer buses,” Kinlaw said. “Last year we had 121 buses on the road and as of today we were utilizing 110, and yet we are transporting 200 to 300 more this year than last.” There are still kinks to be worked out, Kinlaw said, and RCS Transportation Director Curtis Hodge and his staff are
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Rutherford County Farmers Market manager Tommy Strand (left) selects tomatoes from market vendor Bobby Lynch Tuesday morning. Lynch, who lives on Baber Road, said he’ll have summer vine ripe tomatoes about two more weeks. Farmers will bring their wares to the market each Tuesday and Friday through the fall harvesting season.
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Rutherford Notes Lunch and Learn set today FOREST CITY — Human resources personnel, supervisors and other management types dealing with employment chores for a small business may want to attend the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn Session on Wednesday at noon at Joe’s Place, 657 Oak Street, Forest City. King Law Offices will illuminate all of the legal requirements for reporting and record keeping with Seven Easy Steps for Compliance. The event is free, but seating is limited. Contact the Chamber at 287-3090 for more information.
TDA special meeting is Thursday RUTHERFORDTON — The Tourism Development Authority will conduct a special meeting at noon at the Rutherford County Annex. TDA members will discuss a personnel issue in closed session and could possibly take action afterwards, said TDA Board Chair Tom Judson. Contributed photos
About 200 Carolina Faith Riders Motorcycle Ministry participants recently attended the Bike Day at Campfield Baptist Church in Ellenboro, Members shared their faith, enjoyed games, heard special praise music and received door prizes, during the event.
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FOREST CITY — Carolina Faith Riders held a Bike Day at Campfield Memorial Baptist Church recently. Music was provided by Direct Message, a Southern Christian Rock and the members of the Freedom Biker Church of Asheville, shared personal stories of how the gospel of Jesus Christ has positively changed their lives. There were over 100 motor-
cycles and approximately 200 people attended the Saturday afternoon event August 29, some traveling from as far away as Smyrna S.C. and Weaverville . The purpose of the event was to use “our love of motorcycles as an outreach tool to our community,” said Mike Gettys, president of the Carolina Faith Riders Motorcycle Ministry at Campfield Memorial Baptist
Church, Ellenboro. Carolina Faith Riders is a ministry program in the NC Baptist State Convention that encourages members of Southern Baptist Churches who are also motorcycle enthusiasts to use their love of motorcycles as a tool to become a “Great Commandment Christian, fulfill the Great Commission and glorify God.”
Forest land owner workshop is set for Sept. 17
FOREST CITY — A forest landowner’s workshop will be held Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in McDowell County. The workshop, sponsored by North Carolina Tree Farm Program and the American Tree Farm System, will be held at BSA Camp Grime. The morning session will feature speakers on sustainable forestry practices and wildlife habitat, non-timber forest products and a panel discussion of
working family forest conservation easements. Dr. Bob Cooper of Forsyth County, 2008 National Tree Farmer of the Year, will be featured luncheon speaker. After a complimentary lunch workshop, there will be a tour of the managed forests on the scout camp, which has been certified by the American Tree Farm System as a NC Tree Farm. An afternoon tour will feature field discussions of pine
and hardwood management practices, improving habitat for wildlife, developing recreational opportunities and protecting water quality. The workshop is free. To register for the workshop, call 1-828-652-8104 or email: Jane McDaniel@ncsu.edu to register. For more information, call Ron Edwards, Parton Lumber Company, Rutherfordton, 287-4257 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rollergirls benefit Pisgah Legal FOREST CITY — The Blue Ridge Rollergirls, the all-female flat track roller derby team in Asheville, is having its final game of the season at The Asheville Civic Center on Saturday, Sept. 26 against the Richland County Rollergirls from Columbia, S.C. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pisgah Legal Services, a non-profit that provides legal aid to low-income residents of Western North Carolina in order to secure basic needs. Roller derby has made an incredible come back in the past few years with more than 300 leagues sprouting up all over the country.
Food drive set at Fair FLETCHER – On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the N.C. Mountain State Fair teams up with Ingles and MANNA Food Bank to collect canned food for those in need in western North Carolina. Fairgoers who bring five cans of Laura Lynn food products to the fair that day can exchange them for one free gate admission. “This is a great way for the fair to give back to the community on which it relies for so much support every year”, said Fair Manager, Matt Buchanan. “The need for MANNA’s services continues to grow here in our part of the state and we’re proud to be able to contribute what we can”. MANNA works closely with partners in the food industry, farmers, State and Federal agencies, and individuals to collect, store, warehouse, and distribute food to accredited non profits throughout 16 western North Carolina counties. The Mountain State Fair takes place at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher Sept. 11–20.
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To patients and friends of Dr. Paul H. Cartwright: Our father practiced chiropractic in Rutherford County for as long as we can remember. Many of you may have known him through his practice, Forest City Chiropractic, on Main Street in Forest City. He worked hard at being the best doctor he could be, and he loved caring for all of you. He was planning to retire, and turn his practice over to someone who could take care of those that he could no longer help. He was having a hard time giving up his practice, and retired before he could let everyone know his plan. He planned to leave you in the hands of Dr. Charles Sayre, an excellent doctor, who could continue caring for those he left behind. Dr. Charles Sayre is a native of Rutherford County. His father practiced dentistry here for 25 years. Dr. Charles Sayre graduated from RS Central High School, and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Georgia. After practicing in Tennessee and Alabama for the last 11 years, he has returned home to care for the people here. Dr. Sayre is still caring for and treating those of you who seek help at Forest City Chiropractic. He may not be dad, but he works hard at being the best doctor he can be and cares for those he helps. Forest City Chiropractic is still open and still caring. May God Bless you, Krista, John, Ali, and Hannah Cartwright
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fire stations in Rutherford County. PANGAEA has partnered with the county and now we will offer high speed Internet service to commercial applications in Lake Lure. “We are a non-profit entity that was launched in 2003 and since then have received a total of $3 million in grants from organizations like AdvantageWest and the Golden LEAF foundation,” Walters said. “Our network is now more than 100-miles long crisscrossing Polk and Rutherford counties.” The Internet service will initially be available to commercial customers only, due to the typically $1,000 up front cost to run fiber to a building. But the town is working with PANGAEA and other groups to try and extend wireless Internet service to most of the town at a later date. In other business, the council learned that some lake work permits may be needed for residents to do “Rip Wrap” work on their property — to help avoid erosion and stabilize shorelines — dur-
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still working to ensure the safest drop off and pick up points for students. “Our transportation staff has a lot of work possibly we didn’t anticipate,” Kinlaw said. The system had anticipated a higher ridership last year due to the high price of gasoline, something Kinlaw said the system had anticipated earlier than had actually occurred. “Certainly riding the yellow bus is more popular today than last year,” he said. Kinlaw informed the board that on the tenth day of school the system has stabilized in terms of enrollment. There are around 9,335 students enrolled in Rutherford County Schools, down slightly from last year. “There is no trend and it seems to be across the board,” Kinlaw said. “In terms of elementary classrooms, with which I have contact daily, we have no classes in the school system that approach the maximum set down by the state,” Kinlaw said. “We have a very favorable class size at this point across the system. “I cannot say enough about our teachers and staff for what they’ve done to make this a good start.” The topic of President Barack Obama’s address to students Tuesday was also discussed.
ing this winter season when the lake’s water level is lowered for three-year maintenance. “The main thing is at first we thought for the rip wrap that we could do it and apply it at any point in time,” Commissioner Russ Pitts said. “We got a permit and said that since the lake is owned by the town they could use that permit no matter where they were. That is true for federal permitting, but not for the state. The town is trying to take away all that burden from the property owners, but for right now that deadline is Sept. 15 for a permit to do rip wrapping. The best way to do that is when the lake is down so if you’ve got any interest in doing the rip wrapping, I strongly encourage you to get an application for a permit into the pool. I know some people have said they won’t know if they need it until the water level is down, but as there is no cost to you I encourage you to go ahead and apply ....” Also, the commissioners voted to allow the Lake Lure Fresh Local Art and Produce market to operate on Saturdays as well as Tuesdays during the 2010 season, from April to November of
next year. “We evaluated this question and certainly while there was greater potential for parking issues, you also have greater potential of traffic on the weekend,” said Town Manager Chris Braund. “I discussed this with our chief of police and we decided to try it and see what happened. We did it this past Saturday during the Olympiad. My concern mainly was for potential conflicts with the ABC store and we haven’t had those at this point. For the most part, I think it has worked very well on Tuesdays and could work well on Saturdays.” The board was also informed about some recent police work by the Lake Lure police department. “Over the last two weeks the department has solved the larceny from Lake Lure Antiques and arrested the suspect in Chimney Rock and have been working on narrowing down two suspects on larcenies at the Bottomless Pools,” Braund said. Finally, the board set a date of Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. for a public hearing on the latest version of the Vacation Rental ordinance.
“As you’re aware, the topic of him giving the speech has been one with a variety of opinion,” Kinlaw stated. “Last week I reiterated what is a long-standing precedent of superintendents - we believe when it comes to matters pertaining to the use of instructional minutes, we think the best source for decision should be at the school level involving classrooms under the supervision of the school principals.” In a survey of schools Tuesday, Kinlaw said the speech was viewed in some or all classrooms in nine of the 18 schools. “When we come to an issue like this, I think we should defer to the people who are there on the lines,” he said. “I trust their judgment in providing the total education for the students.” Board Chair Dr. John Mark Bennett said in his individual opinion, not that of the board, any parent or student who had not viewed the speech had made a mistake. “There was not a political agenda attached to it,” Bennett said. “I really think it’s a shame for any student who missed out on it.” In other business, the board was presented a proposal for a new baseball training facility at East Rutherford High School. The 60-foot-by-100-foot building would adjoin the existing locker room. Funding for the project is through a donation from the McNair Foundation, said supporter Danny Myers.
“As an organization we’re here to see this project through from start to finish and hope to begin this project as soon as possible,” he said. The board unanimously approved construction of the facility. Members also received an update on the system’s pandemic flu plan. School Clinical Nurse Supervisor Robin York said H1N1 flu has not been confirmed in Rutherford County Schools this year. “Throughout the state the public seems to focus on what will we do if it hits,” York said. “There’s a big step before it gets to that, and that’s prevention and that’s very simple.” York told the board, vaccination clinics for the seasonal flu are planned in elementary schools this fall and will begin once the Rutherford-PolkMcDowell Health Department receives its shipments.
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Airport fuel system debated By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer
RUTHERFORDTON — Work to transfer the Rutherford County Airport to self-service fuel and find a new airport manager continued Tuesday night, as the Airport Authority met. In order to help with the transfer from the closing of the airport’s former Fixed Base Operator, Leading Edge Aviation, the authority has begun meeting twice each month. Their next meeting was scheduled for Sept. 22. That meeting and all future meetings will now take place at 5:30 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. “We had two quotes for self-service fuel and there was quite a big difference in price,” said chairman Alan Guffey. “Rob Bole and I discussed this and we decided our problem is we use that one pump for airplanes and fuel truck. What we want to do now is work up a dual system. We will keep the one we have now and set up a gasboy pump that will be connected to the same nozzle. We will be able to go to the credit card machine and take fuel from that to the fuel truck and manually take it back to the gasboy system. Of course, the downside is it will be hard to keep an accounting of the fuel that way. We’re in limbo right now on that, but this is the direction I suggest we take.” But other board members were concerned about safety and accountability issues with the low bid system. The two bids were approximately $30,000 and $24,000. Board members Mike Price and Bob McCutcheon were more in favor of buying the more expensive system because of its computerized records and higher fuel flow rate they judged safer. “The higher priced bid uses a single system, but keeps track of the fuel that goes into the truck under a different code,” Price said. “As I understand the low bidder system, with the two nozzles, it requires human intervention for accounting. If it can go wrong, it will. I want a foolproof method by which every time that thing comes on, every gallon can be accounted for, especially now that the county owns the fuel. There could be changes of personnel and other people may not be as well trained.” Bole explained that fuel in the tank and the fuel in the truck were both still recorded as fuel waiting to be sold. “These are very good points, but if we buy the more expensive system, we must be able to defend it since we are using grant dollars,” said Bole. The board eventually agreed to contact the low bidder and work with them more about the system they wanted to install. Under the transitional team led by former FBO Greg Turner, the airport made a net profit of $521.43 in the month of August. In other business the authority voted to advertise for the FBO position as well as the airport manager position. Contact Baughman via e-mail at email@example.com.
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Our Views Blackout on speech a shame
he president gave a speech and very few listened. It’s the equivalent, in our minds, of burning a
book. His purpose: to encourage students to stay in school, study hard and take responsibility for themselves and their education. School district executives, supposedly bowing to pressure from parents, left the decision to individual school principals and teachers as to which classes and students would see the speech, webcast to classrooms all across the country. We believe in this incidence, the district showed an definite lack of leadership. A speech by the most powerful leader in the free world designed to deliver a positive message in a country, and a county, striving to reduce its dropout rates. What could be wrong with that? What next? Are teachers going to be prevented from offering history lessons on the Dark Ages? Will parents determine the curriculum for their students? Who are the education leaders here? Our students need all the positive reinforcement they can get. Tuesday marked a great opportunity missed.
Our readers’ views Welcomes letter writer back to the debate To the editor: It is truly good to have Chuck Ross writing again. I believe us conservatives are outnumbered with the likes of Ronnie Wilson and Ray Crawford and a few more of which I will probably hear from. First of all I would like to reply to Mr. Wilson’s comments about people using the VA hospital and people on Medicare being freeloaders. Well, I’ve got news for him, these services are not free, especially the veterans. You should be thanking them for their service to our country. I’ll do it for you “Thank you Chuck for your 28 years and all the other veterans who served our country. Bill McDaniel Ellenboro
Says writer has not read the health bill To the editor: I just finished reading Chuck Ross’ letter (Sept. 4) and I had to chuckle. The reason for my amusement was that he stated his “facts” while chastising others for having never read the bill, but his “facts” prove that he is clearly among that group himself. He stated that the health care reform bill would make enrollment a requirement, eliminating individual choice. This is false. It is an option, not a requirement, unless you are already entirely dependent upon Medicaid which is also government run. He also stated that illegal aliens would be required to enroll as well. This too is false. Barney Frank read that section
of the bill at his town hall meeting on Aug. 19th in order to dispel that rumor. The language in the bill is very clear and excludes covering of illegal aliens. Mr. Ross stated that he enjoys the benefits of two government run health care plans himself, but seems to dismiss their benefit since he paid for, and continues to partially pay for them. I am wondering what is wrong with having a co-pay, especially since he still admits they are “excellent” medical plans. I have to wonder why he would try and prevent the millions of Americans who cannot afford private insurance coverage or are denied due to pre-existing conditions the same options he himself enjoys? Why would he criticize others for a lack of understanding or failure to read a bill that he clearly hasn’t read or doesn’t understand himself? The facts aren’t hard to find, but it does take some initiative. There is a government website set up at www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck/ that answers many of the questions people may have. However, I realize that today’s climate is breeding an innate distrust of all things government, so people might want to check out http://www.factcheck. org/2009/08/twenty-six-liesabout-hr-3200/ which dispels and explains the truth behind the 26 most common lies being spread about the health care reform bill. Please people, educate yourself with facts rather than rumor and speculation. The only people this bill would threaten are those who earn their livings by keeping America under-insured and sick. It’s time to quit making basic health care something only the privileged can afford. Tara Wright Forest City
Says drivers ignore town speed limits To the editor: We have a beautiful downtown here in Forest City, one that should be welcoming and safe for our tourists and home town people. However, I have noticed that the speed limit on Main Street, although the posted signs say 20 mph, are blatantly ignored, and more serious not enforced. On any given day you can come to Main Street and watch people who are not from here abiding the posted speed limit. This does not attract business to the downtown merchants simply because it isn’t safe, and safety is always an issue to people who are out shopping, whether trying to get themselves and children in or out of the vehicle, or goodness forbid trying to cross a street. We constantly hear about the need to generate revenue for our local police departments, if I might make a suggestion, get out here and enforce this speed limit to keep our streets safe and I’m sure they’ll like the revenue this would generate as on any given day they could easily issue several hundred tickets. What is truly embarrassing to our community is when you observe a patrol car going down main street, the officer kicked back and generally on their cell phone, passing cars who are already speeding. I am asking that something please be done about the speeders. As a merchant on Main Street and a tax-paying citizen, I would like to see the speed limits enforced for the betterment of the town and it’s community. Florence Alderman Forest City
Innovative education more than longer school time RALEIGH — For about as long as I’ve been in this business, I’ve heard public school officials bat around that cliché of “doing things outside of the box.” Twenty years later, other than a school-level testing accountability program, the box looks pretty much the same to me. Students still sit in classrooms with 15 to 30 of their peers, based on their ages. Mostly, they matriculate through grades and courses based on a calendar year. Most of their instruction is still based on reading material that is written on paper, and judging their knowledge is based on responses that are written with pencil and pen on paper. No one who is 50, sitting
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in a public school classroom today, would view anything there as particularly odd or exotic based on their own school experiences. Most of the innovation that has occurred has been in the high schools. Computer technology, the ability to take early college courses and work internships have provided students with more exposure to the wider world. High schools also now use block, or semester-type, scheduling, allowing students to take more courses.
But innovation isn’t doing more of the same, longer. That view doesn’t seem to be shared by members of the state Board of Education. The other day, board members were lamenting how China and India have longer school years than North Carolina’s 180 instructional days, wishing for the money that could keep students in school for more days. Even with the state’s tight finances, board chairman Bill Harrison brought up the possibility of a pilot program to keep some poor students in school longer. A federal grant could help pay for it, he said. Those chosen will no doubt enjoy watching some friend who wasn’t so lucky sleep in late or head down to the
pool. “We better pay attention to what’s going on in other parts of the world,” added board member John A. Tate III. We should. We should pay attention to the fact that public schooling in China is only compulsory for nine years (the equivalent of our eighth grade) across most of the country and for only six years in some rural areas. We should pay attention to the hundreds of thousands of children in India’s slums who have never seen the inside of a school house. What we shouldn’t do is create some ideal that exists only in our imaginations. A more interesting comment came from State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson. “We’ve squeezed
all the drops of educational juice out of the traditional schedule in public schools,” she said. Atkinson’s comments focused on high schools, as she talked about personalized education plans and work projects with mentors. Sounds good. But why? Why not talk about the same things — personalized education and non-traditional schedules — at the levels where schools are broken and students are lost? We have innovative, vibrant high schools. We need innovative, vibrant elementary and middle schools. To get there, we need more than longer school years. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.
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Retired judges working for free Obituaries
RALEIGH (AP) — Dozens of retired North Carolina judges are returning as volunteers to fill in for sick judges after budget cuts eliminated pay for emergency substitutes. The General Assembly cut the budget for the Administrative Office of the Courts by 6 percent this year. That shaved $30 million from salaries and training for judges, prosecutors
and clerks. Emergency judges stopped receiving the $400 a day they used to get. So 44 retired judges have agreed to come back to the bench to work for free, ˆ of Raleigh reported Tuesday. “We started realizing there was a crisis,” said Catherine Stevens, a Gaston County District Court judge who retired in 2000 and now lives in Chapel Hill. “The
court system can’t operate without judges.” If not for the volunteers, most judicial districts would have to cancel court sessions at the last minute, turning away citizens who expected to deal with their speeding ticket or divorce that day. “If we didn’t come, the local judges would be scrambling,” said Joy Hamilton, a retired Wake County District Court judge.
Police Notes Teen charged with stealing a purse
SPINDALE — Jamal Michael Gray, who was arrested on Saturday, is charged with the theft of a pocketbook at a residence on Oakland Road. Gray, 17, of 571 Poors Ford Rd., is charged with firstdegree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon, a handgun. He is also charged with resist, obstruct and delay an officer. Spindale Police Department officers were called out at 9:59 p.m. Saturday to 406 Oakland Rd., where Martha Crawford reported that someone came in with a gun and took a pocketbook. The suspect reportedly ran in the direction of the Country Cafeteria, on Oakland Road. The SPD and the Rutherfordton Police Department began hunting for the suspect. An RPD report indicates Gray, who matched the description of the suspect in the burglary, was seen on Withrow Road and attempted to run. He stopped after about 50 yards, the RPD report says, and was charged by that department with resist, obstruct and delay. SPD filed the other two charges. Gray is under a $151,000 secured bond in the Rutherford County Jail.
n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 117 E-911 calls Monday. n Gilbert Charles Sorg reported the theft of a vehicle, a gun and jewelry. n Carol Butler Davis reported the theft of a knife and medication. n Chivous Elmer Walker reported the theft of a cell phone. n Rhonda Terry Strange reported the theft of medications. n Jamie Christopher Byers reported the theft of a mailbox. n Francis Tina Vickers reported damage to a vehicle. n Charles Wallace Hyde reported damage to a windshield. n Vandalism was reported at Green Hill Baptist Church. n Reid Humphries reported slashed tires on a truck. n Steve Odell reported vandalism to a dwelling. n William Keith Crook reported the theft of change. n Sonny Larry Poole reported the theft of cigarettes and a lighter. n Sandra Silvers Butler reported a breaking and/or entering of a vehicle. n Robert Hawkins reported a breaking and/or entering of a vehicle. n Sherri Lenn Wallace reported the theft of items from a vehicle. n William Henry Strickland reported vandalism to a vehicle. n Daniel Eugene Lovelace reported the theft of a Bluetooth headset. n Christopher Shane Burgess reported the theft of radio/ TV/ VCR/ stereo equipment. n Brian Scott Bridges reported the theft of telephone equipment. n Andres Gonzalez reported the theft of jewelry. n Socia Bonea Washington reported the theft of a sofa and chair and other items. n Bradley Jason Whitener reported the theft of a firearm. n Ruby J. Arrowood reported the theft and use of
a credit card. n Drema Ann Taylor reported the theft of CDs and DVDs. n Dean Gabe Baber reported the theft of a Ford Ranger. n The theft of money and other items was reported by the Fox Run Property Owners Association. n Bryan Paul Barwick reported an ax stuck into a tree.
Rutherfordton n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 40 E-911 calls Monday. n Heather White Davis reported the theft of a GPS unit and other items. n Damage to poles in the drive-through was reported by Wachovia Bank, 137 Charlotte Rd.
Spindale n The Spindale Police Department responded to 13 E-911 calls Monday.
Lake Lure n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to four E-911 calls Monday.
Forest City n The Forest City Police Department responded to 83 E-911 calls Monday. n An employee of Drop In Food Stores, on West Main Street, reported the theft of motor fuel. n An employee of WilcoHess, on West Main Street, reported the theft of motor fuel.
Arrests n Christopher Whiteside, of Seitz Drive, Forest City; charged with possession of stolen property; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n Alfredo Escalera, of Mountain View Street, Forest City; served with a show cause order for failure to pay monies. (FCPD) n Rahkim Tashiem Franklin, of Hill Street, Forest City; served with a show cause order for failure to pay monies. (FCPD) n Michael Tilley, of Duke Street, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for assault and battery; released on a written promise to appear. (FCPD) n Joyce Buchanan McKinney, 50, of 1014 Coney Island Rd., Union Mills; charged with shoplifting/ concealment of goods; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (RPD) n Robert Thomas Craig, 36, 233 Whiteside Rd.; charged with noncompliance on child support; placed under a $372 cash bond. (RPD) n Loren Cecil Mace, 40, of 25 Lassie Morris Rd., Marion; charged with driving while license revoked and misdemeanor hit and run; placed under a $2,000 secured bond. (RPD) n Rebecca Maria Edgerton, 28, of 748 S. Main St., Rutherfordton; charged with failure to comply on monies; no bond. (RPD) n Robert Alfred Black, 29, of 120 Cowan St., Rutherfordton; charged with probation violation, seconddegree trespassing and failure to appear; placed under a $31,000 secured bond. (RPD)
Citations n Jamie Lynn Little, 32, of 317 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton; cited for possession/ consumption of an open container of alcoholic
beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle. (RPD) n Genisis Lenore Trice, 34, of 317 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton; cited for possession/ consumption of an open container of alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle. (RPD) n Jesse Dean Burse, 25, of 304 Oxford St.; cited for possession of spirituous liquor upon premises where such possession was not authorized by the ABC law and possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle. (RPD) n David Abram Morrow, 38, of 407 J.E. Hampton Rd., Rutherfordton; cited for possession and consumption of malt beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle. (RPD) n Andrew Lane Thompson, 17, of 106 Bent Creek Drive, Rutherfordton; cited for consuming alcohol underage. (RPD) n Dre Thomas Person, 16, of 214 W.T. Wilkins Rd., Rutherfordton; cited for consuming alcohol underage. (RPD)
EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 28 E-911 calls Monday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to 13 E-911 calls Monday.
Fire Calls n Cherry Mountain firefighters responded to a fire alarm. n Ellenboro firefighters responded to an appliance fire, assisted by Bostic and Cherry Mountain firefighters. n Rutherfordton firefighters responded to a smoke report. n SDO firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash. n Union Mills firefighters responded to a house fire, assisted by Shingle Hollow and Green Hill firefighters.
Correction The Daily Courier on Tuesday incorrectly reported the charges filed against Jessica Anne Hodge, 24, of 317 Pinkwood Drive. She was charged with driving while impaired and failure to burn headlamps. She was not charged with misdemeanor larceny. The Courier regrets the error.
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Oliver Condrey Oliver Chase Condrey, infant son of Chad Condrey and Miranda Hunt Condrey, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Rutherford Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Reid Condrey; and one sister, Annah Condrey. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in the First Broad Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Towery officiating. The family will receive friends after the service. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com.
Estelle Mitchum Estelle Heafner Mitchum, 93, of the Sunshine community, Bostic, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Hospice House in Forest City. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Dessie Dakota Allran, and first married to the late Rev. L. Paul Heafner, and second to the late John L. Mitchum. She was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, and an active Methodist pastor’s wife for 30 years. She was also a member of the Home Extension Club and a hospital dietician. She is survived by a son, Stephen Heafner of Ellenboro; two daughters, Ann Calton of Sunshine, and Pat Booth of Shelby; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mike Roseman and Don Freshour officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Washburn and Dorsey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 160 Toney Rd., Bostic, NC 28018; or to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Rutherfordton, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009. A native of Rutherford County, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Harvey, and her parents, Claude and Pearl Upton Burns. She was a homemaker and a member of Spindale Church of The Brethren. She is survived by a sisterin-law and nephews. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Spindale Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County. P.O. Box 879 Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Hazel Dover Hazel Martin Dover, 76, of 527 Long St., Rutherfordton, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Rutherford Hospital. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late George Martin and Margaret Alley Martin, and the widow of Buck Dover. She was a member of Southern Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, J.D. Dover of Rutherfordton; one sister, Jeanette Taylor of Spindale; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Southern Baptist Church cemetery. The Revs. John Perry Jr., Kelly Luckadoo and Lance Scarlet will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., prior to the service, at McMahan’s Funeral Home. Online condolences www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com.
George Simpson George Simpson, 86, of 1014 E. Miller St., Spindale, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 at Hospice House in Forest City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Thompson’s Mortuary.
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Iva Harvey Iva Mae Burns Harvey, 88, a resident of Holly Springs Retirement Home,
Estelle Heafner Mitchum
Mrs. Estelle Heafner Mitchum, 93, of the Sunshine Community, Bostic, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Hospice of Rutherford County. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Dessie Dakota Allran; she was first married to the late Rev. L. Paul Heafner, and second to the late John L. Mitchum. Estelle was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, and was an active Methodist pastor’s wife for 30 years. She was a member of the Home Extension Club and was a hospital dietitian. She is survived by her son, Stephen Heafner and his wife Dena, of Ellenboro; two daughters, Ann Calton and her husband Javan, of Sunshine, and Pat Booth of Shelby. Seven grandchildren, Wendy C. Hodge of Sunshine, Jonathan L. Calton of Sunshine, Paula C. Davis of Forest City, Christine H. Allred of Ashburn, VA, Michael Shannon Heafner of Ellenboro, Traci H. Burnett of Sunshine, and Joshua E. Booth of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Nine great grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Roseman and Rev. Don Freshour will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Visitation will be from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to: Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 160 Toney Road, Bostic, NC 28018 or Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Friends may sign the online guest book @www.washburndorsey.com. Paid obit
Howard Wayne Hill, age 51, of 3213 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Hospice House. Howard was born in Rutherford County on July 14, 1958, to Roland Hill and Gertie Fincannon Hill. He worked as a diesel mechanic most of his life and was a member of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church. He was an avid dirt track racing fan and also a motorcycle enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his father. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Amanda Lindsey Hill; his son, Jason Roland Hill; his daughter, Carmen Elaine Jeffords and her husband, Clint and his step-daughter, Kriston Taylor Causby all of Forest City; one granddaughter, Layna Elizabeth Jeffords; one brother, Floyd Hill of York, SC; three sisters, Grace McDaniel of Ellenboro, Ruth Womack of Sandy Mush and Joyce Shires of Harris. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2009, at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church with Reverend Dennis Tomlinson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family. An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com Paid obit
6A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Meetings/other Photographers meeting: Monday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m., Carolina Nature Photographers Association, Foothills Region, (Rutherford County) will meet at the county annex. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to attend. Contact Rickey Green at 429-5096 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Support groups Alanon: Patience Alanon offers help for families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. every Monday at Spindale First Baptist Church. Contact Alma at 245-3728. Support group: For anyone who wants to end an addiction and get their life back. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Spindale Church of The Brethren, Midland St., Spindale. Call 289-6851 for more information. Mom’s Hope is a ministry that offers hope and support for mothers who face daily struggles and fears when their children are addicted to drugs or alcohol. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Missionary Wesleyan Church, 811 Doggett Rd., Forest City. For more information contact Chris Park at 289-6467, or Karen Elliott at 286-2308.
Miscellaneous Low-cost rabies clinic: Saturday, Sept. 12, noon to 1 p.m.; Thunder Road Animal Hospital; $9 cash, one-year rabies; $10 cash, threeyear rabies; other discounted vaccines available; call 286-0033. Free clothes: A tractor trailer full of clothes (men, women, boys, girls and infants) will be given away free on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church, beginning at 7 a.m. The church is located at 405 Deviney St., Spindale. The truck will be parked in the lower parking lot behind the church. Call 288-9088 for more information. Spindale Fall Festival: Sept. 18, 6 to 10 p.m., Street Dance and Classic Car Show on Main Street; Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Spindale House lawn; arts, crafts, children’s activities, entertainment, gem mining, clowns, petting zoos, church yard sales, and lots of food. 9th Annual Youth Fest: Under the direction of Karen LaBreche RN and Elaine Waters RN; Saturday, Sept. 19, at Spencer Baptist Church, Spindale; open to all youth in middle grades and high school; for more information call 286-5509. Outreach Festival: Saturday, Sept. 26, noon to 2 p.m., at Amity Apartments in Forest City; music, food, singing and fellowship; sponsored by New Dimension Church, Rutherfordton.
Reunions Beaver family reunion: Sunday, Sept. 12, Big Springs Baptist Church, Ellenboro; call 657-6385 for more information. Camby family reunion: Sunday, Sept. 20, covered dish lunch 1 p.m., at Pleasant Grove Church in Fairview.
Fundraisers Relay for Life: Hairstylist Jacqui McIntire will be at the St. Francis tent Friday, Sept. 11, (during the Relay event), from 7 to 10 p.m., giving hair cuts for a $10 donation. Car wash: Saturday, Sept. 12, begins at 8 a.m., at McDonald’s in Spindale; sponsored by Community Worship Center; $5 per car, donations accepted; proceeds for the roof fund. Bingo: Saturday, Sept. 12, 5 p.m., at the old Gilkey School; hot dogs, fries and drinks will also be sold; sponsored by Rutherford County Traffic Control; proceeds for needed equipment.
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to repair the old sewer lines for about $900,000 and for about a $3 million grant to build a fire station and we haven’t heard from either one of them. We really weren’t given a date as to when we were going to hear from them as with all those federal stimulus grants it kind of seems to be floating in the air somewhere.” For Rutherfordton, it was a question of timing. “We were caught in bad timing and a lot of the projects that we have been working on in regards to sewer had been funded immediately prior to the stimulus announcement,”
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ing questions they said ‘Hey, that’s what Ms. Whiteside was talking about this morning.’ “It just happened to work out that way.” Students in second through fifth grades at the elementary school were allowed to watch the president’s address to students at noon Tuesday. Whiteside said there were a few glitches with the video stream and about five or six classrooms were successful in watching it. The kindergarten and first-grade classes were at lunch during the speech. The speech, which ultimately focused on doing your best in school, drew criticism around the nation with conservative organizations and concerned parents warning that Obama was trying to sell his political agenda. Rutherford County was no exception to the controversy. Rutherford County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Kinlaw said the central office received calls from parents to both extremes. “I stand by my decision made last week that we would leave it up to the individual schools,” he said. “I think that was the right place for the decision to be made.” Kinlaw said he surveyed the schools today and the speech was shown
Homecoming: Sunday, Sept. 13, services begin at 10 a.m., Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church; Caroleen; Rev. Howard Messer of Lancaster, S.C., will bring the message; music by The Dosses of Denton; church located at 1938 Hwy. 221-A. Revival: Sept. 20-23, Centennial United Methodist Church, 1473 Boy Scout Rd., Rutherfordton; guest evangelist, Rev. Clyde Ramsey; Sunday services 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; MTW, 7 nightly; special music each night; kick off cookout at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19.
pleted yet or not, but to this point, we’ve not gotten any funds.” So far the county has received the following amounts from the stimulus funds: n DSS — Medicaid — Approximately $415,000 n DSS — Food & Nutrition Service Program — $37,950 n Sheriff — Edward Byrne Memorial JAG — $73,511 for SERT vehicle and equipment n Transit — $241,698 — To purchase one 25’ Light Transit Vehicle, four life-equipped vehicles and equipment for the repeater radio tower. n Child Support Incentives — $112,000
in some classrooms in at least nine schools. The speech will be viewed in at least three other schools another day. Kinlaw also said for those parents with limited Internet access who wanted their children to see the speech, the schools would make every effort to show the speech at another time. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy issued a statement that the school would be on a regular schedule and that students would have the opportunity to view the speech Tuesday night at home on the Internet or TV. Some principals decided against airing the speech, including Mount Vernon-Ruth Principal Keith Ezell. Ezell said the decision was made after receiving complaints from parents about the speech. “We want to make the best educational use of our time,” Ezell said. Students with parental permission will be able to view the speech Wednesday, Ezell said. Faculty and staff were going to view the speech Tuesday afternoon, Ezell said. “If it’s appropriate, it will be shown,” he said. “We just don’t want it to become a political arena.” Viewing the speech after the fact wasn’t satisfactory for some parents, and Ezell said he knew the decision would not make everyone happy. Loyce Broughton’s daughter, Erin,
a second grader at Mount VernonRuth, watched the speech with her mother in the school’s media center Tuesday. Broughton didn’t understand why other students weren’t given the option to watch it live. “I feel it’s important because our president thinks its important,” Broughton said. “I don’t feel it’s controversial. If he has something to say it’s important for her to hear.” Broughton said the school’s decision to hold off on airing the speech seemed like censorship. “It felt like she was being deprived of seeing it live,” she said. Broughton said she wasn’t trying to create controversy, but rather making sure Erin witnessed history. “I am trying to make sure she’s not missing out.” Those who watched at Pinnacle were “really in tune to it,” Whiteside said. Students were also allowed to watch Obama’s inaugural speech in January. “We tried to use it as an educational tool,” she said. “I left the decision to show it up to the teachers.” Obama commended American teachers, saying they were “the most dedicated.” “None of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities,” the president said.
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Panthers begin the hard road
Jeremy Mayfield sues stepmother in father’s 2007 death SALISBURY (AP) — Suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his estranged stepmother over the 2007 death of his father. The suit, filed Sept. 4 in North Carolina Superior Court, does not allege how Lisa Mayfield was involved in her husband’s death. It only claims her “intentional actions” played a direct role in Terry Mayfield’s death. A police investigation determined Terry Mayfield died from a suicidal gunshot wound to the chest. Mayfield is the first driver suspended under NASCAR’s toughened drug policy. His stepmother testified on behalf of NASCAR about seeing him use methamphetamines at least 30 times over the years. He denied ever using the drug and accused Lisa Mayfield of accepting payment from NASCAR to lie under oath. She in turn filed a defamation lawsuit against Mayfield last month, denying his public comments that she killed Terry Mayfield. Lisa Mayfield was arrested last month and charged with four misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one misdemeanor count of second-degree trespassing for an incident at Mayfield’s Catawba County home. Mayfield and his wife, Shana, said an intoxicated Lisa Mayfield showed up at their home while the couple was away. Shana Mayfield said a caretaker and his wife approached Lisa Mayfield, who allegedly began hitting the caretaker and then pushed their pregnant daughter. Shana Mayfield has since been granted a restraining order against Lisa Mayfield.
Lewis falls short despite big numbers DURHAM (AP) — Duke quarterback Thad Lewis had a big passing day in the Blue Devils’ season opener only to end up with another loss. Lewis completed 34 of 55 passes for 350 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, but Duke fell 24-16 to reigning Football Championship Subdivision champ Richmond. The game followed a familiar pattern for Lewis, who has been a steady producer during his four-year career as a starter yet has seen many of his best days come in a losing effort. Tight end Brandon King says the Blue Devils need to do more to ease the burden on Lewis, including run the ball better.
Local Sports SOCCER 6 p.m. Kings Mountain at East Rutherford 6 p.m. Mitchell at Thomas Jefferson
On TV 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Tennis U.S. Open — Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals. 7 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Baseball Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees. 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis U.S. Open — Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals. 8 p.m. (TS) MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros. 10 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks.
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East Rutherford’s Chelsea Rush (18) and Rebecca Hill (21) go up for a block during the volleyball game against Freedom, Tuesday.
Chase wins, East falls at net By JACOB CONLEY Daily Courier Sports Reporter
CHASE — Jesse Alexander was playing in her eighth straight set, three of which came in the JV match, but she still had enough power behind her swing to slam the ball to the floor, giving Chase a 3-2 match win over Chesnee in volleyball action, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23, 19-25 and 15-13, Tuesday. “We play Chesnee every year and they are a rival, so, it was good to get the win,” said coach Jessica Beheler. “It did not matter to these girls whether it was a conference game or not, they just hate to lose.” Game one was tight early but Chase (5-0, 2-0 SMAC) was able to grab a 6-3 lead on a Brittany Enriquez ace and a four-hit violation by the Eagles. From there, Chase went on a 6-1 run, thanks in large part to the powerful jump serves of Sam Carpenter. Chesnee roared back however, taking a 23-18 lead, due to a tall front line, that registered numerous block points on Trojan kill attempts. The home team closed the gap to 22-23, but
Chesnee took game 1, 22-25. After the squads swapped the first 24 points of game two, the Trojans reeled off four points with Euletha Davis and JV call up Blair White garnering the kills in the run. Chesnee, once again, came back and tied the game, 23-23, but this time the Trojans would not be denied as they sustained several long volleys to stay alive before a lift error on the Eagles and a kill from Kristin Hutchins nicked the inline to give Chase the 27-25 victory. Tied at one set apiece, the Trojans seemed poised to take game three easily, racing to a 19-10 lead. The Eagles ran off 12 unanswered points before Chase could break the serve, the Trojans needed to rally to tie the game at 23. It was then that Davis made a huge block that found the floor and White had a thunderous kill off of a service return to put the home team up, 2 sets to 1. Game four looked to be another see-saw affair as neither team grabbed a clear advantage until Chesnee registered eight straight points to break an 8-8 tie and Please see Prep, Page 8A
CHARLOTTE (AP) — For a team that went 12-4 last season and returns 20 of 22 starters, there sure is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Carolina Panthers. Eight months of bad news will do that. Consider the spiraling events since Carolina took a 7-0 lead on Arizona in last season’s NFC divisional playoffs: n Jake Delhomme threw five interceptions and lost a fumble, Larry Fitzgerald shredded the secondary, and the visiting Cardinals cruised 33-13. n Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers declared he wanted to play elsewhere, skipped offseason workouts, then begrudgingly agreed to return on a salary-cap busting one-year, $16.7 million deal. n Top run-stuffer Maake Kemoeatu tore his Achilles’ tendon not 30 minutes into the first training camp practice, the first of numerous key injuries. n Owner Jerry Richardson’s two sons abruptly left the organization, leaving no clear successor to the 73-year-old head man, who is recovering from a heart transplant. n The Panthers went winless in the preseason, the firstteam offense scored only one touchdown and the defense mimicked the shaky unit from late last season. All Carolina has to do is overcome all that — and the NFL’s second-toughest schedule — to post consecutive winning seasons for the first time in their brief, inconsistent history. “You can’t read into the preseason too much,” safety Chris Harris insisted. With Peppers, dynamic running back DeAngelo Williams and explosive receiver Steve Smith, the Panthers have weapons. Yet there were few bright spots in an 0-4 preseason. They couldn’t tackle, were slow to adjust to new defensive coordinator Ron Meeks’ system and the offense failed to move the ball consistently. Those are bad signs with Philadelphia, Atlanta and Dallas looming in the first three weeks. It’ll help if Jon Beason returns this week as he expects. The speedy middle linebacker and top tackler the past two seasons has been sidelined since Aug. 22 with a sprained knee ligament. Linebackers Thomas Davis and Na’il Diggs also missed Please see Panthers, Page 9A
Team of the 60s vs. team of the 70s? Let’s just jump right into this. Right up until the moment David Tyree made, perhaps, the single greatest catch in Super Bowl history; and nearly six months later a Kansas City defensive lineman landed into the knee of New England QB and GQ cover boy Tom Brady, the Patriots were simply the best football team on the planet. A year removed from knee surgery, many are jumping back on the Patriots bandwagon. I’m not one of them. These things, like NFL greatness, seem to have a small window and once that window begins to close, it isn’t easily re-opened. Well, here’s my humble thoughts and projections: AFC East New England Patriots, 11-5. Just because I’m not on the bandwagon, doesn’t mean I’m not watching the parade. Miami Dolphins, 9-7. Fish take a step backwards. New York Jets, 6-10. Rookie QB’s do not always begin like Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco. Buffalo Bills, 5-11. TO’s favorite color is still money green.
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AFC South Houston Texans, 11-5. You read it here first. Indianapolis Colts, 10-6. Last hurrah for Peyton and Co. Tennessee Titans, 8-8. You don’t lose Albert Haynesworth and get better. Jacksonville Jaguars, 7-9. Still searching for the right mix. AFC North Pittsburgh Steelers, 13-3. Easier schedule makes for better results. Cincinnati Bengals, 10-6. My surprise team for 2009. Baltimore Ravens, 9-7. Flacco hits sophomore slump, defense is aging. Cleveland Browns, 6-10. Same old Brownies. AFC West San Diego Chargers, 12-4. LT fades, but Phillip Rivers improves. Oakland Raiders, 9-7. Also a pleasant surprise, but no playoffs.
Kansas City Chiefs, 7-9. A small step forward. Denver Broncos, 5-11. Kyle Orton — enough said. NFC East New York Giants, 12-4. G-men defense gets stronger. Philadelphia Eagles, 11-5. McNabb’s last season in Philly. Dallas Cowboys, 9-7. Cowboys start strong, fade down back stretch. Washington Redskins, 6-10. Last dance for Jim Zorn; hello Mike Shanahan. NFC South Atlanta Falcons, 10-6. Tony Gonzalez saves Matt Ryan. New Orleans Saints, 10-6. Drew Brees passes Halos into Wild Card. Carolina Panthers, 7-9. History repeats, Fox doesn’t. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 3-13. So begins the Bucs collapse. NFC North Green Bay Packers, 12-4. The Aaron Rodgers Era has begun. Minnesota Vikings, 9-7. Favre throws key INT that seals Vikings’ fate. Chicago Bears, 8-8. Jay Cutler isn’t enough.
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8A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, September 9, 2009
BYU jumps 11 spots in AP Top 25 after upset
NEW YORK (AP) — BYU barged into the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll, making the biggest jump of any team from the preseason rankings after scoring the biggest upset of the opening weekend of the regular season. The Cougars jumped 11 spots to No. 9 in the Top 25 released Tuesday, three days after they stunned Oklahoma 14-13 as three-touchdown underdogs. Cougars quarterback Max Hall said the victory has energized Provo, Utah, and the BYU campus. “For the first time there were people at the airport to greet the team. About 2,000 people were out there when we got back,” he said. “The overall atmosphere has been really cool and we’re enjoying it.” Florida was still an overwhelming No. 1, receiving 56 of 60 first-place votes, two less than last week. Texas held steady at No. 2, with two firstplace votes. USC will be No. 3 when it visits No. 8 Ohio State on Saturday in one of the biggest nonconference games of the season. The Trojans moved up a spot this week and the Buckeyes fell after narrowly escaping with a 31-27 victory against Navy. No. 4 Alabama moved up one spot after its 34-24 victory against Virginia Tech and persuaded two voters to pick them as the top-ranked team in the country. No. 5 Oklahoma State moved up four spots after an impressive 24-10 victory against Georgia. The Cowboys have their best ranking since October 1985. The loss dropped the Bulldogs eight spots to No. 21. No. 6 Mississippi, No. 7 Penn State and No. 10 California round out the top 10. Oklahoma dropped 10 spots to No. 13 after losing, but all things considered the Sooners are probably feeling much better about their long-term outlook now than they were Saturday night at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Oklahoma lost Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford to a shoulder injury late in the first half against BYU. He is expected to miss two to four weeks, but will not need surgery and could be back by the time the Sooner play their next big game — against Miami on Oct. 3. BYU is no stranger to the top 10. The Cougars were ranked as high as eighth last season. But BYU stumbled in its biggest games, suffering lopsided losses to Mountain West Conference rivals TCU and Utah, then losing to Arizona in the Las Vegas Bowl. “Our football team, we have three goals ... winning a conference championship, winning the state championship and going to a bowl game and winning it. We didn’t do any of them,” Hall said during a conference call with reporters. “Even though we won 10 games, we were upset with the way it ended.”
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Thursday’s Games Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Miami at Atlanta, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Houston, 1 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Denver at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Dallas at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Carolina, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Buffalo at New England, 7 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 1 p.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Green Bay, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Arizona at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 Indianapolis at Miami, 8:30 p.m. The AP Top 25
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Detroit Lions, 2-14. Lions improve slightly. NFC West Seattle Seahawks, 11-5. The big rebounder of ’09. San Francisco 49ers, 9-7. Iron Mike Singletary pushes all the right buttons. Arizona Cardinals, 7-9. Super Bowl losers seem to have tough luck. St. Louis Rams, 4-12. Haven’t found themselves, yet. AFC Playoffs Wild Card New England over Cincinnati. Indianapolis over Houston. Divisional Pittsburgh over Indianapolis. San Diego over New England. AFC Championship Pittsburgh over San Diego. NFC Playoffs Wild Card New Orleans over Seattle. Philadelphia over Atlanta. Divisional Green Bay over New Orleans. New York over Philadelphia. NFC Championship Green Bay over New York Super Bowl XLIV Pittsburgh 31, Green Bay 20. The season starts Thursday, enjoy.
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Others receiving votes: Kings Mountain 19, Kannapolis Brown 15, R-S Central 15, Northern Guilford 13, Southern Nash 10, Western Alamance 9, Asheville 8, Anson County 8, Pikeville Aycock 7, Concord 7, Marvin Ridge 7, Hertford County 6, Waynesville Tuscola 6, North Forsyth 5, West Carteret 4, West Craven 4, Rockingham County 4, Chapel Hill 3, South Rowan 3, Southern Vance 2. CLASS 2-A 1. Reidsville (8) 2. Newton-Conover (2) 3. Tarboro (1) 4. Canton Pisgah 5. SouthWest Edgecombe 6. Shelby 7. Kinston 8. East Duplin 9. Winston-Salem Carver 10. Jacksonville Northside
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tory. “I thought we didn’t cover the floor in Continued from Page 7A spots during those last three games,” East never looked back forcRutherford volleyball ing a decisive 5th set by coach Julie Powell said. winning 25-19. “I don’t think we played The final set was a with the same energy hard-fought affair with as we had in the first Chase taking an early set. It’s like we lost 8-5 lead on a Caroline our energy and I wish Jolley ace. Chase kept I knew what contribthat three-point advan- uted to it. The first set tage and a net violation couldn’t have gone any on the Eagles helped better.” the Trojans to hold a The Lady Cavs sprint14-10 lead. ed to a torrid pace in After Chesnee scored the first set as Sally three straight points, Harrill, Rebecca Hill Alexander slammed and Jaclyn Boever the match’s final point each recorded an ace. as Chase took the 3-2 East also had two kills match win. each from Makayla Harrellson and Hill to jump out to a 16-4 lead East falls to before Freedom halted play for a time out. East Freedom cruised with short kills By KEVIN CARVER by Chelsea Medford Sports Reporter and Harrill to claim a FOREST CITY — 15-point win in game East Rutherford nearly one. played a flawless first Points traded back set of volleyball, but and forth when the lost the next three to game resumed for the Freedom (25-10, 22-25, second set. Tamara 18-25, 19-25), Tuesday, El-Amoor kept East as the Lady Patriots hanging around in the grabbed the SMAC vic- set with three kills, the
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Others receiving votes: Catawba Bandys 17, Lincolnton 16, East Lincoln 15, East Bladen 15, West Stokes 14, Thomasville 12, Burnsville Mountain Heritage 12, East Burke 10, Pittsboro Northwood 10, Polk County 7, Louisburg 7, Boonville Starmount 7, Brevard 7, Graham 6, Marshville Forest Hills 5, South Granville 4, Black Mountain Owen 2, Yanceyville Yancey 2, Burlington Cummings 2, Central Davidson 1, Lexington 1, Clinton 1.
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Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 2, 12 innings Washington 5, Florida 4 Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 5 Houston 4, Philadelphia 3 Milwaukee 2, San Francisco 1, 12 innings Colorado 13, Arizona 5 San Diego 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Monday’s Games Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 2 Houston 4, Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 0 Colorado 4, Cincinnati 3 L.A. Dodgers 7, Arizona 2 San Francisco 9, San Diego 4 Tuesday’s Games Chicago Cubs 9, Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 5, Washington 3 Florida 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Atlanta at Houston, late St. Louis at Milwaukee, late Cincinnati at Colorado, late L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, late San Diego at San Francisco, late Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 10:10 p.m.
North Carolina Prep Poll CLASS 3-A 1. West Rowan (10) 2. Eastern Alamance 3. Rocky Mount 4. Shelby Crest (1) 5. Charlotte Catholic 6. Havelock 7. Fayetteville Byrd 8. Lenoir Hibriten 9. Belmont South Point 10. Wilson Hunt
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Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 1, 1st game Minnesota 6, Toronto 3 Chicago White Sox 5, Boston 1 Kansas City 6, L.A. Angels 3 Texas at Cleveland, ppd., rain N.Y. Yankees 11, Tampa Bay 1, 2nd game Tuesday’s Games Texas 11, Cleveland 9, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 6, Minnesota 3 Boston 10, Baltimore 0 Detroit at Kansas City, late Oakland at Chicago White Sox, late Texas at Cleveland, late Seattle at L.A. Angels, late Wednesday’s Games Texas (Feldman 15-4) at Cleveland (Carmona 3-9), 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Niemann 12-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Chamberlain 8-5), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 11-11) at Toronto (Halladay 14-8), 7:07 p.m. Baltimore (Berken 4-11) at Boston (P.Byrd 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 16-7) at Kansas City (Tejeda 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 8-12) at Chicago White Sox (Garcia 1-2), 8:11 p.m. Seattle (Snell 4-1) at L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 14-5), 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Minnesota at Toronto, 12:37 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.
third giving the Lady Cavs a slim 12-11 lead, that stretched out to 18-14. Unfortunately, Freedom went on an 11-4 run to take the set by three points. In the third set, East stayed close with Medford blocking two at the net and killing two other points for a 17-14 advantage for Freedom. However, Freedom’s Chelsea Connelly smashed eight kills and East Rutherford assisted the visitors by claiming 14 unforced errors to allow Freedom to win the third set by seven. In game three, Freedom punched up a 6-2 lead, but a spike by the Lady Cavs’ Hill, at the net, narrowed it to a 7-5 deficit. Freedom had 12 kills in the fourth frame as the Lady Patriots took the match with a decisive six-point win. East Rutherford (3-3, 1-1) will take to the court again on Thursday to face Shelby on the road at 5 p.m.
R-S Central gets first win SHELBY — R-S Central downed Shelby in three sets on Tuesday, 25-9, 25-11 and 25-21, during SMAC conference action for their first volleyball win of the season. Thanks in part to Lauren Murray, from her setter position, and Daryl Brown, who had a fine service game, the
Lady Hilltoppers finally found the win column. Central (1-3, 1-2) will be back at home to play Burns on Thursday.
TENNIS East downs Freedom FOREST CITY — The Lady Cavs beat Freedom, 8-1, in ladies tennis on Tuesday. Winners for East were No. 1 Ansley Henson over Bao Xiong (6-1,61); No. 2 Jenny Brooks over Ashley Chaves (6-1, 6-0); No. 3 Breezy Robertson over Lindsey Kirksey (6-0, 6-3); No. 5 Lillie Mayfield over Selina Villamor (6-2, 6-1); and No. 6 Cindy Flores over Samantha Roller (6-0, 6-0). East swept the doubles with Henson and Robertson teaming up to win the No. 1 doubles over Xiong and Chaves, 10-1; Brooks and Mayfield winning at No. 2 over Kirksey and Stevie Harrell; and the Brown twins, Michaela and McKenzie, winning the No. 3 doubles over Villamoor and Roller.
SOCCER R-S Central 2, Fred T. Foard 1 RUTHERFORDTON — The Hilltoppers improved to 1-1-1 with a 2-1 win over Fred T. Foard, Tuesday. Davis Choun scored twice on assists from Brett Thompson and J.T. McClain made two goal-stopping saves in the win.
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Andy Murray upset by Marin Cilic at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — That upwardpointing arrow defining Andy Murray’s career flattened out dramatically Tuesday. The British star, who had ascended to a No. 2 ranking, was ousted from the U.S. Open by No. 16 Marin Cilic, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 — a lopsided result as surprising for its score as the player he lost to. Cilic overcame two set points in the first set, then pounded Murray over the last two to make his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal. Murray, who lost to Roger Federer in the final at Flushing Meadows last year, will finish 2009 without making a major final. The match ended in the late afternoon in New York and just before newspaper deadlines back in England, where the sports sections follow Murray’s every move. Certainly, those headlines won’t be nice Wednesday morning. “Today, I could’ve been better in pretty much every part of my game, whether it was mental, forehand, backhand, return,” said Murray, who conceded that, yes, this was the most disappointing loss of his career. How to explain this setback, coming in a season in which he’d been playing so well, against the Croatian he had beaten in their three previous meetings? Murray was holding his left wrist and grimacing in pain at the end of
Melanie Oudin wears her signature shoes during a practice session for the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009.
the first set. He said the wrist had been bothering him for a week or so. Beyond that, he simply looked flat. “Regardless of my wrist, I lost the match,” Murray said. “I returned poorly. He served well and that was really the difference.” Murray only got 64 percent of Cilic’s serves back into play, nearly 15 percent below his average this year, which ranks fourth in the world. “It was a relief for me to start getting more into the game,” Cilic said, referring to his reaction after saving the set points. “I didn’t have to think too much. I played good, played tactically well, and he was missing.”
In this Feb. 6, 1988 file photo, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls dunks during the slam-dunk competition of the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago, Ill.
Michael Jordan still ‘The Most Competitive Man in the World’ By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist
He imagined himself entering the Hall of Fame leaning on a cane. Or else posthumously. “That’s the way I look at it,” Michael Jordan said. “I was hoping this day was coming in 20 more years, or that I’d actually go in when I’m dead and done.” His eyes were red-rimmed. He wasn’t laughing. That was five months ago, at the announcement of Jordan’s election to the Class of 2009, inside a downtown Detroit hotel on a grim, snowy Monday afternoon that fit his mood. Even so, come Friday, he will stroll into the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on 46-year-old legs that he believes have at least one more transcendent performance left in them, even if everyone else has doubts. He is — still — The Most Competitive Man in the World. Bill Russell, whose likeness is already inside, won more NBA championships — 11 to Jordan’s six. Two other men, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar (in) and Karl Malone (a cinch for the 2010 class), scored more points over the course of a pro career. Wilt Chamberlain scored more on a single night. Oscar Robertson put up 153 more triple-doubles. Larry Bird was a better pure shooter. Magic Johnson was a better passer. Kobe Bryant might retire as the most complete offensive player ever. LeBron James has time on his side, 22nd-Century skills already, and a RoboCop physique to boot. His accomplishments might one day dwarf all of theirs. But ask yourself: If your team is down by a point with 0:01 left and the fate of the universe is hanging in the balance, whose number are you gonna call? The original 23.
Jordan was the first superstar of the 24/7 era. Then its first supersalesman. Try and name another athlete who could play himself in a corny movie like “Space Jam” — battling animated giant aliens who looked suspiciously like Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, et. al. — and still have it gross $230 million worldwide. Tiger Woods? Substitute a golf course for a basketball court and a 10-foot birdie putt at the 18th for the last-second shot in the scenario above and the answer is: maybe. At the moment, no one else is even in the argument. Open it up to history, and you can still count the names on one hand.
Four decades ago, writer Wilfrid Sheed said you could walk into a hut in the remotest corner of Africa and find a picture of Muhammad Ali hanging on the wall. When Jordan showed up in Chicago as a rookie, cable TV was just taking off and the satellite networks in Europe and Asia, set up to share socAssociated Press cer, were struggling to expand their This is an Aug. 5, 2009, file photo showing Carolina Panthers’ running backs modest reach. Everybody wanted DeAngelo Williams (34) and Jonathan Stewart (28) during the team’s NFL football sports programming, and Jordan training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. produced a highlight reel’s worth every night. Better still, viewers in even the most faraway markets didn’t crushed me more than anything.” need subtitles to be thrilled by the Carolina remains committed to the sight of a man flying through the air. Continued from Page 7A 34-year-old QB two years removed from reconstructive elbow surgery. He was never really about the He received a new contract and faced money. Not after his first contract, time with injuries, and safety Charles no competition in camp. anyway. He felt flush. The dollars Delhomme’s top receiver remains were one way to measure his accom- Godfrey hopes to play against the Eagles with a cast protecting his broSmith, the four-time Pro Bowl choice plishments, but like the scoring who has recovered from a scary titles, regular season and finals MVP ken hand. “We’ve had a lot of nicks throughout shoulder injury in training camp that awards and even championships, the preseason,” coach John Fox said. limited his work in exhibitions. they were byproducts. The only goal With Richardson apparently runJordan ever set for himself was win- “I don’t think we’ve had our whole starting group out there at all.” ning off his two sons, it’s hard for ning. It’s unclear who one of those defenanybody to feel secure — including What fans remember about Game sive starters will be. Louis Leonard, Fox and GM Marty Hurney. 6 of the 1998 Finals against the Jazz acquired from Cleveland last week, And history indicates they’re due was the jumper Jordan drained to may take over Kemoeatu’s run-stufffor a flop. lock up the Bulls’ sixth title, and the ing role on a Peppers-led line that A year after reaching the NFC way he stood frozen for a heartbeat championship game in 1996, the afterward, his shooting hand tracing has produced little pressure. Teammates insist Peppers, who had Panthers went 7-9. They had the the arc of the basketball as it rippled a career-high 14 1/2 sacks last season, same record in 2004, a season after through the net. What I’ll never foris committed. He reported to camp reaching the Super Bowl. They went get is the moment that preceded the on time and hasn’t missed a practice. 8-8 in 2006, a year after a loss in the shot. But he was mostly invisible in parts NFC title game. Jordan had suckered Utah’s Bryon of seven quarters of play in the preThe franchise’s fourth playoff berth Russell into reaching for the ball season, totaling four tackles, no sacks ended with a thud in January. Now with a crossover dribble. There was the Panthers hope to avoid a steep no way Russell could recover in time and one quarterback hurry. The offense, led by Williams, carfall by erasing the eight ugly months to get back in Jordan’s way. Still, the ried the defense late last season — that followed. moment he sensed the defender was until Delhomme had one of the worst “We have enough hunger built up off-balance, Jordan reached down performances in NFL playoff history. in this locker room,” receiver Muhsin and gave him a shove, just to be sure. “I let my teammates down,” Muhammad said. “We’ll definitely be Then he rose up and launched the Delhomme said Tuesday. “That ready.” shot. That push, more than the swished shot that followed it, or the pose Jordan struck in the moment after that, remains the perfect tableau for the most competitive athlete we will ever see.
Time marches on, even for the great ones. “As much as I wanted to play well,” Jordan said after his East side lost 155-145 in double overtime, “it felt good just being out there.” For most of his competitive life, you couldn’t have pried a sentence like that out of Jordan with the jaws of life. He wanted this honor, the Hall of Fame, to be just another milepost on his way to still others, not a set-instone reminder that nobody wins forever, not even Michael Jordan.
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Nation Today Boy, 6, hides for two years
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy whose mother is accused of hiding him in a crawl space for nearly two years whenever visitors arrived will remain in state custody while he gets counseling meant to eventually reunite him with his father. Franklin County Circuit Judge Kyle Vantrease turned away Michael Chekevdia’s request to take temporary custody of his son immediately, ruling Tuesday that Richard Chekevdia needs help to gradually process his “traumatic” ordeal. Ricky and his mother, 30-yearold Shannon Wilfong, vanished in November 2007. They were found Friday hiding in a small crawl space in his grandmother’s two-story home in southern Illinois. The judge refused — with the state’s blessings — any access to him by his mother, who often sobbed during the 75-minute hearing and insisted she’d done nothing wrong. “You’re making me sound bad. It was not like that at all,” she interjected at one point. The child is staying with a relative.
Fire tactic: Cut off power
RAMONA, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego utility has come up with an unusual tactic to prevent wildfires this fall: Turn off the electricity to a vast swath of homes before the flames arrive. It says such a measure
could have prevented three major fires that devastated the region two years ago. But critics call it a bad idea that will cause a number of crucial systems to fail immediately or within hours, such as life-critical medical devices, water pumps, phones, garage door openers, traffic lights. Without generators, people may be forced to flee or, even worse, start fires by using candles, lanterns and barbecues. The California Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to vote as early as Thursday on San Diego Gas & Electric’s plan to cut off power to 60,000 homes and businesses in dry, windy weather.
Push shots for workers ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tens of thousands of health care workers who typically avoid flu shots are under more pressure than ever to get vaccinated as hospitals and clinics prepare for a spike in swine flu cases this fall and winter. Roughly half of health workers skip the immunizations, raising two concerns: If doctors and nurses get sick, who will treat what could be millions of Americans reeling from seasonal or swine flu? And could infected health workers make things worse by spreading flu to patients? Why don’t they want shots? The reasons vary from safety concerns to skepticism over effectiveness.
President Barack Obama gestures as he delivers a speech about education, Tuesday, at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va.
Obama tells students: Be careful of Facebook By JULIE PACE Associated Press Writer
ARLINGTON, Va. — In a pep talk that kept clear of politics, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged the nation’s students to take pride in their education — and stick with it even if they don’t like every class or must overcome tough circumstances at home. “Every single one of you has something that you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer,” Obama told students at Wakefield High School in suburban Arlington, Va., and children watching his speech on television in schools across the country. “And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is.” Presidents often visit schools, and Obama was not the first one to offer a back-to-school address aimed at millions of students in every grade. Yet this one was doused with controversy from the beginning, as several conservative organizations and many concerned parents warned Obama was trying to sell his political agenda. That concern was caused in part by an accompanying administration lesson plan encouraging students to “help the president,” which the White House later revised and Education Secretary Arne Duncan acknowledged Tuesday was wrongheaded. School districts in some areas decided not to provide their students access to his midday speech. Upon arrival at the school, Obama’s motorcade was greeted by a small band of protesters. One carried a sign exclaiming: “Mr. President, stay away from our kids.” Obama didn’t mention the uproar. He preceded his broad-scale talk by meeting with about 40 Wakefield
students in a school library, where at one point he advised them to “be careful what you post on Facebook. Whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life.” “When I was your age,” Obama said, “I was a little bit of a goof-off. My main goal was to get on the varsity basketball team and have fun.” One young person asked why the country doesn’t have universal health insurance. “I think we need it. I think we can do it,” Obama replied. The president said the country can afford to insure all Americans and that doing so will save money in the long run. He also told the group that not having a father at home “forced me to grow up faster.” Asked to name one person — dead or alive — he would choose to dine with, Obama said inspirational leader Mohandas K. Gandhi. “He’s somebody I find a lot of inspiration in. He inspired Dr. (Martin Luther) King with his message of nonviolence,” Obama said. “He ended up doing so much and changed the world just by the power of his ethics.” The White House released the text of his speech a day early so school officials and parents could evaluate it before it was delivered. Obama gave it virtually unchanged, and it was carried live on C-SPAN and the White House Web site. “There is no excuse for not trying” he said. “The truth is, being successful is hard. You won’t love every subject that you study. You won’t click with every teacher that you have.” The school he chose as the setting for his talk — Wakefield — is the most economically and racially diverse school in Arlington County, according to the Department of Education.
New York violated rights ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by housing more than 4,300 mentally ill people in large nursing homes rather than integrating them into the community, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of Brooklyn ruled that under federal law, the state must provide services to the disabled “in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs,” enabling them to interact with people who aren’t disabled as much as possible. Disability Advocates, the Albanybased nonprofit group that sued the state in 2003, said many people in adult homes would be better off in their own apartments — at no more cost to the state. “We’re thrilled with today’s decision,” said Cliff Zucker, executive
director of Disability Advocates. “We think it will make an extraordinary difference in the lives of more than 4,000 people who are now warehoused in institutions when they could be housed in the community.” Jill Daniels, spokeswoman for the state Office of Mental Health, said the agency was reviewing the ruling. She said it had no immediate comment. In his 210-page decision, the judge said Disability Advocates had proven in a bench trial that virtually all its constituents were qualified to live in “supported housing,” including apartments scattered throughout the community while receiving needed services. The adult home system resulted from practice nationwide in the 1960s and 1970s to move people with mental illness out of large, regimented institutions.
Happy 60th Birthday! Shuttle leaves space station, back on Thursday
Dr. Scott Lawrence
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts pulled away from the international space station on Tuesday and headed home, leaving tons of fresh supplies behind as well as a new face. The shuttle is due back on
Earth on Thursday. Discovery undocked as the two spacecraft soared 220 miles above China. Pilot Kevin Ford guided the shuttle in a lap around the station, essentially for picture-taking. “Those were great views of that
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Commodity prices climb, fuel stocks surge
A customer takes a carton of milk off the shelves at a market in Palo Alto, Calif. A Labor Department price index of food sold to be eaten at home fell for the seventh time in eight months in July.
By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer
NEW YORK — Rising commodities prices and stirrings of corporate takeovers are making investors more optimistic about the economy. Stocks rose for the third straight day Tuesday as gold topped $1,000 an ounce for the first time since February and oil jumped more than $3 a barrel. The rising prices helped lift material and energy stocks. The gains in commodities came as the dollar fell and investors looked for more ways to profit from an improving economy. “The commodities stocks were driving it today,” said Joe Saluzzi, co-head of equity trading at Themis Trading LLC. Talk of a revival in corporate dealmaking also boosted the mood on Wall Street. A takeover bid from Kraft Foods Inc. for rival Cadbury PLC — even though Cadbury rejected it — combined with a big phone deal in England lifted hopes that takeover activity could be picking up. Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom said they planned to combine their British mobile phone units to form that country’s biggest mobile operator. A weekend pledge by the world’s 20 biggest economies to support the global recovery with stimulus efforts also helped keep the market’s tone positive. George F. Shipp, chief investment officer at Scott & Stringfellow in Virginia Beach, Va., said the takeover talk surrounding Cadbury underscores the fact that some companies are faring better than others. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 56.07, or 0.6 percent, to 9,497.34. The index is up 217 points, or 2.3 percent, over three days. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8.99, or 0.9 percent, to 1,025.39, and the Nasdaq composite index rose 18.99, or 0.9 percent, to 2,037.77. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 5.88, or 1 percent, to 576.38. Bond prices fell, pushing yields higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.48 percent from 3.45 percent late Friday. The dollar fell against other major currencies and gold — which is often bought as a safe haven asset — topped $1,000 an ounce before settling just short of that mark. Crude oil rose $3.08 to settle at $71.10 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Tom Phillips, president of TS Phillips Investments in Oklahoma City, said investors are buying gold as they buy stocks because they are nervous about the economy and rising deficits but don’t want to miss more gains in the stock market. The S&P 500 index has jumped 50 percent from a 12-year low in early March. “It is a flight to safety. It’s kind of like everyone is hedging their bets. They want to be in the market because they don’t want to miss out, but they’re spooked,” he said. The gains in gold came as other commodities rose. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. rose $2, or 3 percent, to $68, while aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. rose 42 cents, or 3.5 percent, to $12.60. Oilfield services company Schlumberger Ltd. rose $2.23, or 4 percent, to $58.10. Meanwhile, General Electric Co. led the 30 stocks that make up the Dow industrials, rising 63 cents, or 4.5 percent, $14.50, after J.P. Morgan upgraded the company’s shares saying that the market had already priced in most problems with the conglomerate’s lending arm. Among stocks moving on takeover talk, Cadbury jumped $14.42, or 38.5 percent, to $51.88. Kraft fell $1.65, or 5.9 percent, to $26.45. Three stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.3 billion shares compared with 1 billion traded Friday.
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Consumers see food prices fall By EMILY FREDRIX and SARAH SKIDMORE AP Food Industry Writers
Grocery shoppers are finally seeing some reprieve from last year’s steep price increases. Food prices are dropping on some key items as retailers slash prices to better compete and food makers do more promotions and pass along savings from lower ingredient and gasoline costs. It’s welcome relief for American consumers who are looking to save money as they cope with stagnant incomes, job loss and economic uncertainty. Prices for dairy, meat, fruits, vegetables and bread have all fallen. A Labor Department price index of food sold to be eaten at home fell for the seventh time in eight months in July. The index, which is part of the Consumer Price Index, fell 0.5 percent in the most recent month and is down 0.9 percent in the past 12 months. In fact, overall food prices — what’s sold in groceries and in restaurants — haven’t risen on a monthly basis since November 2008. Still, that doesn’t make up for the surge in food prices from last year, when costs for ingredients like wheat and corn and fuel costs for transportation soared to record highs. Food makers raised their prices and some even shrank package sizes to protect their profits. CPI’s food-at-home index finished last year up 6.7 percent, so the less than 1 percent drop so far this year doesn’t erase that.
But ingredient costs for major food makers, including Heinz, Kraft and Hormel, are down about 28 percent on average as of Sept. 1, from the same time last year, according to Jonathan Feeney, food analyst for Janney Montgomery Scott. That means the food industry now has room to give back some of those price hikes — and feed the frugal consumer who is using more coupons, buying more store brands and switching to discounters to stretch a budget. Consumers’ demand to save money is pressuring retailers and manufacturers to cut everyday prices and boost promotions throughout their stores. “The consumer really is very much in charge of the effort,” said Herb Walter, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. “They’re picking the price points
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they want and when they want it.” Safeway Inc. recently announced lower prices on milk, eggs, cheese and other basic items. Whole Foods Market Inc. says low prices on produce, such as organic berries, has meant significant savings for shoppers. And Costco Wholesale Corp., which aims to be the first of its peers to lower prices and last to raise them, says prices are down on items from paper towels to prime-cut meat. Costco’s Chief Financial Officer Richard Gallanti said the company made some drastic moves in pricing, including reducing the price of its rotisserie chicken by $1. The company sells just under 1 million of these chickens a week, so it hurt margins. But Costco determined it would be worth it in the long run, and shoppers gobbled up the deal. The factors that drive what consumers actually pay can vary wildly. Weather, demand, oil prices and market competition all play a role. And each food category has its own economics of supply and demand. Falling prices for gasoline and transportation plus consumer resistance to price increases have helped drive this latest spiral downward. During a vist to a Portland, Ore., Fred Meyer store April Schreiner, a mother of two, paid 88 cents for a half-gallon of milk, which she rarely sees for less than $1. Butter and other staples also were unusually lowpriced, she said. “Everything spiked for awhile with gas prices, it hurt to go to the store,” she said. “Now there is some relief. I see it.”
12A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, September 9, 2009
nation/world World Today Bombs kill four U.S. troops
BAGHDAD (AP) — Four U.S. soldiers were killed by roadside bombs Tuesday, the deadliest day for American forces in Iraq since combat troops pulled back from urban areas more than two months ago. The separate attacks in Baghdad and in northern Iraq showed the dangers still facing U.S. troops as they drastically scale back their presence and prepare for a full withdrawal by the end of 2011. The monthly U.S. death toll has declined sharply this year, falling into single digits for the first time, with American troops shifting to a mainly support and training role in line with a security pact that took effect on Jan. 1. August saw the lowest monthly toll since the war began in 2003, with seven U.S. deaths. But attacks have persisted since American troops withdrew from population centers on June 30 — as required under the security deal — and Iraqi forces have borne the brunt. Bombings and shootings killed at least 10 Iraqis on Tuesday.
UN caught in Holocaust dispute
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza students won’t learn about the Holocaust this year. Angry protests by Palestinians have disrupted tentative plans to introduce information about the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews into the curriculum in U.N. schools. The dispute touches on one of the largest psychological barriers dividing Arabs and Jews: Arabs see the Holocaust as an excuse for Israel’s creation, and Jews see Arab Holocaust denial as a rejection of Israel’s right to exist. The uproar has left the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which runs 221 of more than 600 primary and secondary schools in Gaza, caught between the territory’s Hamas leaders — some of them ardent Holocaust deniers — and outraged Jewish groups. Some in Hamas accused the U.N. agency of trying to generate sympathy for Israel and conspiring against the Palestinians. In turn, Jewish activists demanded to know why the subject of the genocide wasn’t part of the human rights syllabus in the first place. “Now we are being bashed from all quarters,” the agency’s chief in Gaza, John Ging, told The Associated Press.
Iran troops hassle reform leaders
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian security forces Tuesday cracked down on the opposition’s campaign to highlight torture and abuse of prisoners in the country’s postelection crisis, shutting down offices of pro-reform leaders and arresting five of their aides in a startling series of raids. The raids hiked up the pressure against the top opposition leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi, who hard-line clerics and commanders of the powerful Revolutionary Guards have said should also be arrested. The arrests suggested that authorities aim to crush the campaign led by Mousavi and Karroubi to bring to light alleged torture and rapes of protesters who were detained in the heavy crackdown against the opposition that followed the disputed June presidential election. The abuse allegations have been deeply embarrassing for the Iranian government and the clerical leadership, amid reports that several detainees were tortured to death. Karroubi in particular has been vocal in demanding an official investigation into the allegations.
An Afghan beggar sits in front of a wall covered with election posters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday. Various allegations of ballot box stuffing, voter intimidation and other election fraud have been lodged from many interested parties in Afghanistan, following last month’s presidential election.
Fraud evidence prompts recount By JASON STRAZIUSO and HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writers
KABUL — A U.N.-backed commission found “convincing evidence” of fraud Tuesday in Afghanistan’s presidential election and ordered a recount of suspect ballots in at least three provinces, a process that could take months. At the same time, Afghan officials released new returns that give President Hamid Karzai 54 percent of the vote with nearly all ballots tallied, enough to avoid a run-off unless large numbers of tainted ballots are ultimately thrown out. The separate announcements from the complaints commission, which is dominated by U.N.-appointed Westerners, and the election commission, which is filled with Karzai appointees, could set the stage for a show-
down. The image of a crooked Afghan president rigging the vote threatens to discredit the entire U.S.led mission here at a time when NATO casualties are mounting and American, European and Canadian voters are fatigued and disenchanted with the war. “The perception of fraud will shorten the length of time that one can expect foreign support,” said Ronald E. Neumann, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan. “People will just get disgusted. They’ll say, ‘Why do I sacrifice my son for a leadership that cannot rally the country fairly?”’ Four more U.S. troops were killed Tuesday during what the military labeled a “complex attack” in eastern Kunar province. August was already the deadliest month of the eight-year war for both U.S. troops and the entire NATO force at the hands
of a resurgent Taliban in southern Afghanistan. President Barack Obama is facing increasing resistance to the war at a time when he has little political capital to spare, and many supporters are urging him to scale back the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. Obama ordered 21,000 additional troops to the country this year with the immediate goal of ensuring a safe and credible election, and Gen. Stanley McChrystal will soon ask him to send thousands more. Also in need of more time is the process of sorting out the many allegations of vote fraud. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said Tuesday it could take months — but that the most important thing is for the allegations to be addressed in a way that gives ordinary Afghans confidence in the legitimacy of the outcome.
New Mexican AG controversial By JULIE WATSON Associated Press Writer
MEXICO CITY — With a new attorney general, Mexican President Felipe Calderon is trying to get even tougher on drug cartels and those who protect them. But critics say he tapped the wrong man for the job: Arturo Chavez was mired in controversy as attorney general of a border state where corruption ran rampant and hundreds of women were raped and murdered with impunity. In nominating Chavez, Calderon clearly sided with Mexico’s top cop, Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna,
in an increasingly bitter rivalry with outgoing Attorney General Eduardo Medina-Mora. Chavez and Garcia Luna are allies from the same faction of the ruling party. While Medina-Mora focused on restructuring Mexico’s justice system, Garcia Luna won praise for carrying out the bulk of the 80,000 drug arrests since Calderon took office in 2006. He oversees thousands of federal police working alongside soldiers in the country’s drug hotspots. “This backs the muscular approach as they try to ramp up their capabilities to fight the cartels,” said George Grayson, a Mexico expert at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.
Unlike Medina-Mora, he said, Garcia Luna “doesn’t spend a lot of time contemplating policy. He wants to put policy into action.” Calderon’s all-out war on the cartels has drawn criticism as the death toll topped 13,500, and his party lost ground in midterm congressional elections in July. There has also been growing discontent among the armed forces, which want more action against politicians who protect the cartels. “It’s one thing to go after capos, but behind the capos are those who are benefiting from the drug dealing — the governors, senators, deputies, mayors and thousands of civilian public officials,” Grayson said.
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Humor Me Abbe Byers
All work and no skip makes work a dull place
Fly’s in the buttermilk, shoe fly shoe. As far as camaraderie goes, our newsroom is full of it (among other things). Most of us practice our social skills daily and sometimes to a fault, but there’s always a few exceptions. Nevertheless, it’s a fun room. There’s very little privacy in a newsroom. Well, actually, there is none at all. A newsroom is a wide open room, which means it is generally wide open to conversation, open debates and even the occasional “loud” discussion. Many times throughout the day there is laughter, sarcasm, oneliners and quotes. But, when deadline approaches you could hear a pin drop except for random squelches coming from the police scanner. I would venture to say there’s not another job like it. Having a thick skin is a plus to working in the newsroom as it’s a hard room. We’re a tough crowd and we take no prisoners (if you know what I mean). In the past 20 years, I have seen many newsroom employees come and go. Most “newsroom types” have strong personalities, very few are otherwise. In general, working in the newsroom is exciting. I mean, where else can you have your finger on the pulse of what’s going on around you? Not only do we work together, but we skip together, too. Well, just one day. Week before last, we were about to have lunch and I asked a co-worker if she could still skip. With a puzzled look, she said “I don’t know, can you?” I didn’t really know either. I just happened to think of it. So we proceeded to try. I mean, how hard could it be? Like most people say about riding a bicycle, once you learn you never forget. I’ve not been on a bicycle in quite a while, but I did try to skip and it wasn’t easy. We spent the rest of the afternoon trying to succeed (in between working, that is). It must have looked like all the jars had just broke open at the county fair. It was pretty scary. Every time the back door opened, we invited another coworker to join the challenge. Naturally, there were those (you know, the show-offs) who just started right up in a skipto-my-lou gallop, but there were a few of us who... How can I put it? Faced much opposition, or were “skipping challenged,” if you will. As for me, it took a while. I had to close my eyes and think about what I was doing. Coaching myself out loud finally did the trick, and according to my audience, I looked like a toddler just learning to walk, because evidently I can’t skip without my arms up over my head. It must be a balance thing. I know what you’re thinking. Who skips at work? The answer is most likely nobody, except for The Daily Courier newsroom. Hey, by the way – if you see our publisher, don’t mention the whole skipping thing. Even though I do recommend it. Ah, come on. Get up from your desk, take two minutes and skip down the hall. Break the monotony. It’ll make you feel better. Fly’s in the buttermilk... skip to my lou, my darling.
Stitched together by a common passion Quilters join to form Rutherford County Quilt Guild Text by Allison Flynn Photos by Allison Flynn and Garrett Byers
ee Batayte loves quilting so much, she has an entire house she uses for the pastime.
She and quilter Connie Wells – who said her attic is her quilting area – are two very different quilters who recently joined the newly-formed Rutherford County Quilt Guild. Although they share the same passion, their approaches to the pastime are very different. Wells began quilting when she lived in California, taking a parks and recreation class that taught hand quilting. Describing herself as a “traditionalist,” quilting is a passion that was also passed down to her through her family. “This quilt here,” Wells
said, pointing to a quilt with buttercup yellow fabric, “was a quilt top when I got it. It had to have been my greatgrandmothers and I’m guessing it was made in the 30s. “My mom gave it to me in the 70s or 80s and it sat in my closet 35 years.” Wells, who said Dee Batayte and Connie Wells have very different styles of quilting, she often works on but both share a love for the craft and are charter members of the several quilts at Rutherford County Quilt Guild. once, finally finished the quilt last year. ing and I can’t do it,” she since. “It was just such a thrill said. “I use a big hoop and “If I found an empty chair to finish it,” she said. start in the middle and at a table I’d just sit down Wells also collects work my way out.” – instant friends,” she said. antique quilts too and feed Batayte, who said she “That was fantastic.” sacks, which she somestumbled onto quiltWhile wells is traditiontimes uses in her quilts. ing through Southern al, Batayte has found her Wells prefers handstitching Living, took a conference to machine quilting. and classes and has been Please see Quilters, Page 8B “I’ve tried machine quilt- hooked on the craft ever
Batayte and Wells don’t know how many yards of fabric they’ve stitched over the years and Batayte says as far as cost goes, “We don’t talk about that.” Both spend their free time stitching and Batayte said she and some friends take a week off twice a year to go and do nothing but sew.
Quilters share ideas, friendship at guild meetings
ou might say Martha McGinnis, Sandy Chambers, Robin Parton and Lynn Harris are the four-square at the center of what has become the Rutherford County Quilt Guild.
Dee Batayte holds up one of her collage vests for members of the Rutherford County Quilt Guild during the August meeting. Each month, presentations of various quilting methods are given for members.
The four women were on a trip to Paducah, Ky., and spent the entire time talking about their common passion – quilting. Chambers said at that time they decided there were other women who shared their interest, and so decided to hold an organizational meeting for the Rutherford County Quilt Guild on May 11. At the guild’s first meeting June 8, 33 women attended. That number has continued to grow over the following months. “We have everything from beginners to advanced quilters,” Chambers said. “We’re really a unique guild from that perspective.” With members from Bostic to the Polk County line, the types of quilts made by guild members vary from traditional to art quilts, fabric beads to quilted vests. There are also women of all ages – from their 30s all the way up to age 87. Each meeting, which is held the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Rutherfordton, includes a social time so members get to mix and talk to each other as well as meeting time. The guild keeps minutes and is working on making a plan for service projects. “A lot of guilds’ members have to make so many quilts to retain membership,” Champion said. “We don’t want to do that, but we are trying to come up with service projects that Please see Guild, Page 8B
2B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, September 9, 2009
local Land Transactions
The following land transactions were recently recorded at the Rutherford County Register of Deeds Office. The dollar amount is the deed stamps recorded, with $2 representing each $1,000 of property value. Charles G., Judith G. Parton to Michael A. Jones; Gilkey Township; 1 acre; $20. Alvin R. Kyle, Deana K. Kyle to Joseph L. Roberts, Dawn M. Roberts; Gilkey Township; 5.018 acres; $338. Jerry W. Thompson, Brenda D. Thompson to Donna Walker; High Shoals Township; lot 170 BI Cotton Mills; $8. Hattie Banning to Lynn M. Moore, Donald Moore; Union Township; property on
Greys Creek road; $10. Geneva Toney, Dorothy Toney, Hubert Robbins, Ruby Robbins, Clarence Robbins, Sue Robbins, Roy Robbins, Jack Toney by heir, Jim Toney by heir, Lee Robbins by heirs to Gary Robbins trustee, Tyler Robbins, Michael Robbins; Sulphur Springs Township; 4 acres; $30. Bruce Adlerhurst, Catherine Adlerhurst to T. Eugene Mitchell, Mary L. Mitchell; Rutherfordton Township; lot 51, Mrs. T.P. Roberts Estate; $320. Hidden Valley View LLC to Craig Batzel, Richard Leitner; Green Hill Township; 10.85 acres and 16 acres; $320. Troy Edward Ellis, Deanna H. Wilkerson
to Richard W. Loftus, Lori A. Loftus; Union Township; 0.24 acre; $47. Sucille J. Fagan Harris, Gilford Harris to Anthony Heffner, Tamara Heffner; Gilkey Township; 0.13 acre; $1. Aubrey V. Trout, Susan S. Trout to Kevin K. Liang, Monica N. Rubio; Rutherfordton Township; lot 5, phase 11, Central Park Sub; $269. Roger Stephen Owen, Dianne Owen to Aubrey V. Trout, Susan S. Trout; Colfax Township; 1.21 acres; $200. Kenneth Ray Rhodes to Allison Jill Hutchins; Green Hill Township; 1 acre; $155. Clarence Lewis Whiteside Jr., Mary Kathern Jones Whiteside to Morse
Get a head start on weeds
As we close the summer growing season, summer annual weeds are finishing their growth and going to seed. At this point you may not be able to stop their seed production, you can though reduce the amount of seeds produced by summer annuals now. Mowing to remove the seed heads prior to the seed maturing will lessen the amount of seed available to germinate next spring.
From our Extension Weed Specialist at N.C. State University, Dr. Joseph Neal, research has shown that fall applications of glyphosate do work better on many perennial weeds. In particular, deciduous woody weeds are generally well controlled with late summer or early fall applications of glyphosate.
You often don’t see the results until next spring when plants begin to grow. New growth, if it occurs the following spring, will be stunted, malformed, and yellowed. Plants usually die back but often will start new growth, when this occurs, treat
Extension News Jan McGuinn
again with an appropriate herbicide such as glyphosate or triclopyr for the one-two punch that knocks your weeds flat. Treating in the first weeks of September will allow the herbicide time to act on the perennial weeds. Glyphosate usually needs at least two weeks in order to effectively do it’s job. Winter annual weeds have already started to emerge, so it’s important to get preemergence herbicide applications out soon to prevent winter annual weeds like henbit, chickweed and annual bluegrass from establishing in landscape plant beds and lawn areas. For further information, contact the Rutherford County Extension Center at 287-6011.
Family Trust; Chimney Rock Township; 2.55 acres; $30. Donnis W. Connor to Robert M. Lawson Inc.; Cool Springs Township; 0.2738 acre; $2. Francis M. Grant by AIF, Carolyn Grant Butler AIF to Juan M. Castrellon, Lucia A. Castrellon; High Shoals Township; .36 acre; $50. Cedar Creek Mountain LLC to Barbara Ann Urban; lot 3a, phase 1, Cedar Creek Mountain; $150. Marvin Pritchard, Nora Pritchard to JL Hardin, Linda Faye Hardin; Green Hill Township; 0.97 acre; $10. Charles W. Dotson Jr., Jerry D. Dotson to Jerry D. Dotson; Chimney Rock Township; lot 15, Chimney Rock Mountain Inc; $4. Lake Lure Log Style Homes LLC to Roy Marvin Taylor; Chimney Rock Township; lot 53, phase 2a, Shumont Estates; $34. Barry L. Zieglar, Mary H. Ziegler to Billy Beheler; lot 12, phase 2, Clearwater Creek; $366. Linda D. Walker, David R. Walker, Lois Ann D. Hasty, Terry D. Hasty, Susan d. Suggs, David L. Suggs, Teresa d. Scruggs to Jack A. Wofford; Cool Springs Township; lot 1, Joe Jones Property; $200. Danielle N. McCain Morgan, Marc C. Morgan to Ralph Berger, Joyce Berger; Rutherfordton Township; 0.51 acre; $209. Mary M. Walker to Jonathan E. Walker; Colfax Township; 64-1/2 acres and 32.5 acres; $20.
Blue Ridge Savings Bank to Suzanne Noel; Chimney Rock Township; lot 10, block 8, Bald Mountain Properties; $700. Joe Douglas Revis Jr., Amy Tanner Revis to Mark P. Kawa, Cleta F. Kawa; Rutherfordton Township; lot 4, Central Park Sub; $269. Charles H. Nickels, Melissa A. Nickels to Danielle N. Morgan Marc C. Morgan; Rutherfordton Township; 0.67 acre; $395. James R. Hooper, Rene M. Hooper to Charlie H. Nickels, Melissa Nickels; Rutherfordton Township; lot 118, phase 3, South Ridge Estates; $468. Daniel Chet Wooten, Leslie Renee Hutchins to Terry Dean Edwards, Lacosta Nichoel; High Shoals Township;1.56 acres; $224. Phillip Dewey Carver, Donna Mae Carver to Michael Travis Ravan; Gilkey Township; 1.228 acres; $43. American General financial Services Inc. to Max E. Burgin, Mildred K. Burgin; Colfax Township; 1.5 acres and 1 acre; $90. Katie Irene Greene to Gary S. Greene; Rutherfordton Township; property on Oakland Road and Kentucky Street; $28. Imelda Valdes to David B. Johns; Cool Springs Township; 0.229 acre; $130. Highlands of Lake Lure LLC to Patrick S. Sallee, Amanda T. Sallee; Chimney Rock Township; lot 44, phase 2, Highlands of Lake Lure LLC; $110. Patrick L. Waters, Christina N. Waters to John Owens; Colfax
Township; lot 4, Alpha Martin Estate; $197. Marie Guffey to Ralph Burge, Nancy Burge; High Shoals Township; one tract; $2. James Lee Daniel individually and AIF, Patricia S. Daniel by AIF, Karen Lowery Beach, Elizabeth Lynn Lowery, Steven Miller Daniel, Peti R. Daniel, Martha Daniel Lowery by heirs to Webb Hunt; Cool Springs Township; property on Big springs Avenue and Cherry Mountain Street; $100. E. Thomas Hardin, patsy I. Hardin, L. Ray Pegram, Grant Banks Jr. by AIF, Kelly G. Banks AIF, Bertha Giles Hardin by heirs; 11,75 acres; $130.irs, Joyce H. Banks by heir, Madge H. Pegram by heir, Leeman Ray Pegram to Word of Faith Fellowship Inc; $130. Marvin H. Hoyle, Katherine H. Hoyle to Billy Keith Guffey, Angie Greene Guffey; High Shoals Township; lot 23, Keith Carver and Associates; $280. Frederick Everling, Bonnie L. Everling to Iva K. Scarborough; Green Hill Township; 2.11 acre; $114. Vicki T. McIintyre to Elaine Machnik; lot 19, Pinecrest; $70. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc. to Bernice R. Kaut; Rutherfordton Township; lot 43, Nebraska Park; $246. Michael N. conner, Sallie D. Conner to Richard Del Ammons; Camp Creek Township; 1.3 acres; $12. Weldon F. Hamrick to Faye Debensky, Jim Hamrick; four acres and a lot on Bostic/ See Land, Page 3B
The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 — 3B
local Building Permits The following building permits were recently issued by the Rutherford County Building Inspections Department: Charles Clark; Morgan Township; 2150 square feet house, 1430 square feet unfinished basement, 2 porches, 1 deck; all subs; $252,599. James R. Greene; Sulphur Springs Township; 1920 square feet house, 676 square feet garage, 1920 square feet unfinished basement, 162 square feet porch; all subs; $187,066. Gregory Burgeson; Rutherfordton Township; 600 square feet deck; $3,000. Young Guns Construction; Chimney Rock Township; closing in porches; $14,100. Amy Cook; Colfax Township; adding bedroom and bathroom, closing in carport for bedroom, utility room to bathroom; $7,000. Marcus Tuttle; Gilkey Township; 405 square feet addition of utility room/bathroom, add 405 square feet basement for unfinished storage; $50,000. Kenneth Allison; High Shoals Township; 448 square feet sunroom with electrical sub; $25,000. Glen Carson; High Shoals Township; 200 square feet addition of utility room/bathroom; all subs; $12,000. Charles and Joyce Mitchell; Gilkey Township; 104 square feet walk-in closet; $3,500. Mike Welch; Morgan Township; finish interi-
or of shell 1,452 square feet; $150,000. Gregory and Annette Edwards; Golden Valley Township; finish interior of 1,232 square feet log shell; all subs; $35,000. James and Ernestine Davis; Sulphur Springs Township; moving 1,064 square feet house, add 210 square feet carport; $35,000. Kent and Carol Dorsey; Cool Springs Township; remodel windows, roof, siding, wiring, plumbing, new heat system, painting; $50,000. Gene Jones; Colfax Township; replace wiring repair from fire damage, studs in bathroom and ceiling, roof and walls; $5,000. Wolff Trust; Rutherfordton Township; renovate existing structure – remodel bedroom, kitchen, bath, family room – remove porch, replace windows, doors some of roof; all subs; $28,000. Mark Burnette; Logan Store Township; 1800 square feet house, 400 square feet garage, 950 square feet unfinished basement, 85 square feet porch, 200 square feet deck; $220,000. R.C. Powell; Green Hill Township; 1760 square feet house, 576 square feet garage, 20 x 60 porch, 12 x 36 deck; all subs; $16,500. Ralph and Claire Ruel; Camp Creek Township; 1320 square feet house, 660 square feet finished basement, 48 square feet porch, 240 square feet deck; all subs; $200,000. David Greene; Colfax
1.46 acre and 3.35 acres; $575,000. James R. Price, Nancy Continued from Page 2B Price to Angela Pilgrim Hartley; Sulphur Springs Township; Sunshine Hwy.; $84. Peter E. Lane, trustee, lot 3, Holly Springs Estates; $176. John Terrell Wilson Norman L. Jacob, III by trustee, Jeanna Sharon D. Jacob to Wilson by trustee to Robbie Glen Thompson, First National Bank; Cynthia L. Thompson, $356. David Seth Wellmon; Hoover Higgins, Joy Rutherfordton W. Higgins to Florence Township; 0.483 acre; Baptist Church; Cool $225. Springs Township; William J. Glatz III property on Valley and to Blake Ferguson; Mulberry Street; $110. Cool Springs Township; 0.3509 acre; $160. Ronald W. Walkup, Alliance Properties Cynthia M. Walkup of NC LLC to Janice to Charles Calvern Paris; Cool Springs Rothenburg; Township; .50 acre; Rutherfordton $85. Township; lot 63, BB&G Properties of Fernwood; $281. Rutherford county LLC Mary Ellen Getchell, to Ankur Brahmbhatt, Peter E. Alexander to Devang Brahmbhatt; Craig A. Holbrook; Rutherfordton Colfax Township; 1.73 Township; lot 30, JE acres; $375. Grose; $70. Andrew Jennings Susan S. Rizk, Tony Hooks, Margaret Anne Rizk, Elizabeth S. Hooks to Richard Owens, Douglas R. Adam Wilson; Morgan Owens, Lynna S. Estep, Township; 10.16 acres R. Kent Estep, Marilyn and 9,015 square feet M. Setzer estate by exer and 0.77 acre and 10 to Billy Ray Samuel Jr.; acres and .24 acre and
Township; 1536 square feet house, 1536 square feet unfinished basement; all subs; $200,000. Habitat for Humanity; Rutherfordton Township; 1241 square feet house, 250 square feet porch; all subs; $64,000. Byron L. Staie Jr.; High Shoals Township; 748 square feet house, 108 square feet porch; all subs; $54,000. Courtney Rich; Green Hill Township; 1750 square feet modular, 576 square feet carport; all subs; $205,000. Dewey and Michelle Whitaker; Sulphur Springs Township; 1917 square feet house, 1917 square feet basement partially finished; $188,032. Milton Ertzberger; Chimney Rock Township; add 750 square feet unfinished basement to existing permit. Gloria Perez; Rutherfordton Township; 120 square feet porch; $1,600. Ramiro Almeyda; High Shoals Township; addition of 196 square feet bedroom; all subs. Darlene King; Rutherfordton Township; 480 square feet addition, 80 square feet deck addition; $26,000. Tim May; Gilkey Township; 1144 square feet detached carport; $5,500. Ken Dellinger; Logan Store Township; addition of 160 square feet to porch roof; $500. Nicole Justice Rhodes; Rutherfordton Township; 576 square feet carport; electrical
sub; $3,500. Martin H. Greenwald; Chimney Rock Township; enlarge deck and new roof; $17,000. Richard Orell; Chimney Rock Township; dormer extension; $12,000. Leroy Nagy; Golden Valley Township; finish interior of 1,344 square feet log house; $40,000. American Home Bank; Gilkey Township; finishing permit for 2621 square feet house, 1596 square feet unfinished basement, 1125 square feet porches; $40,000. Mike Lugo; Logan Store Township; 1024 square feet garage; electrical, plumbing subs; $35,000. Joy Cooper Bridges; Colfax Township; 1008 square feet modular, moving to new location; $20,000. Miguel Rodriguez; Rutherfordton Township; remodel bathroom/kitchen/dining room; $29,400. Brian Day; Sulphur Springs Township; rewire, replace plumbing, new sheetrock, insulation; $15,000. Leslie Harris; High Shoals Township; cabinets, flooring in kitchen and bath, handicap ramp, 4 x 5 landing in rear with steps and railing, upgrade electrical, change plumbing, supplies, drains, new heat pump, new exterior doors, replace shingles; $37,000. Mabel Proctor; Camp Creek Township; repairing floor system per engineered design/ update wiring and add new outlets, plumbing;
$5,000. Mtn. Creek Land Company; Gilkey Township; 1300 square feet shell, 192 square feet porch, 300 square feet deck; $51,000. R.C. Powell; Green Hill Township; two story house, 1,380 square feet 1st floor, 1,353 square feet 2nd floor, 576 square feet garage, 1 porch, 1 deck; $230,000. Johnny and Scott Whiteside; Green Hill Township; tear out between 2 dormers and change to 1 dormer, dead space to be added to his office with electrical sub; $20,000. Vincent Kazmer; Chimney Rock Township; adding two decks; $10,000. Alice Edwards; Rutherfordton Township; 140 square feet front porch, 32 square feet back deck; $1,000. Don Ingle; Cool Springs Township; 256 square feet covered deck; electrical sub; $14,000. Terry Bates; Logan Store Township; addition of 400 square feet playroom; all subs; $10,000. Jacqueline Henson; Sulphur Springs Township; 1122 square feet bedroom, bathroom addition (two each) with all subs; $100,000. Randy Frazier; Colfax Township; 600 square feet bedroom, bath, family room addition with 140 square feet porch and 35 square feet porch; all subs; $48,000. Melvin Eitel; Cool Springs Township;
replace existing 336 square feet porch; electrical subs; $9,000. Campfield Memorial Baptist Church; Camp Creek Township; finish interior shell; $30,000. John Redfearn; Gilkey Township; 576 square feet residential garage; $5,000. Dennis Hill; Rutherfordton Township; 816 square feet carport/storage; $21,000. Melvin Eitel; Cool Springs Township; closing in 336 square feet carport to make garage; electrical, plumbing; $7,400. Walter Vosburgh; Rutherfordton Township; repair chimney; $900. Mountain Lodge LLC; Chimney Rock Township; repair and replace from damage from burst sprinkler pipe, including new floor, sub floor, some electrical, plumbing, interior framing, insulation; $250,000. William Groot; Chimney Rock Township; 1647 square feet house, 304 square feet garage, 1964 square feet unfinished basement, 274 square feet porch, 81 square feet deck; $267,000. Jeff Hardin Construction; Logan Store Township; 2800 square feet house, 1008sf garage and 250 square feet porch; all subs; $225,000. Wendell Bailey; Colfax Township; 1667 square feet house, 580 square feet garage, 96 square feet porch; all subs; $175,000.
$290. Olema Holland to Randy Dean Ingle, Karen G. Ingle; High Shoals Township; 15-6/10 acre and 6.35 acres; $150. First United Methodist Church of Forest City NC Inc. to Rodney P. Tavernia, Cindy L. Tavernia; High Shoals Township; 1.025 acre; $6.
Properties LLC; Chimney Rock Township; 2.25 acres; $40.
Conservancy to the State of North Carolina; Chimney Rock Township; 55.45 acres; $3,217. Robert Kimble, Marion Kimble to Prudential Relocation Inc.; Colfax Township; lot 43, Claude B. Luckadoo Farm; $186. Prudential Relocation Inc. to Aaron Lee Brown; Colfax Township; lot 43, Claude B. Luckadoo Farm; $186. Hardin Brothers to Jonathan Tray Robbins, Jessica M. McClellan; Cool Springs Township; lot 29, CM Teal Property; $154.
ee, Jeanne Noble to Ray Williams Je.; Chimney Rock Township; lot 6, block 33, Luremont; $1,790. Tri W. Holdings LLC to Mary Anne Ferrin; Chimney Rock Township; 4 acre and 0.08 acre; $298. David Randall Camp, Melisa Nicole Camp Bush admr, Murna Cloniger Camp Estate by admr to CFA M Inc.; Colfax Township; 1.157 acre and 1.337 acres; $96.
LME of NC, Inc. to Michael c. Grohman, Patricia B. Grohman; Chimney Rock Township; lot 22, phase 1, Laurel Mountain Estates; $160. Hubert Ray Wilson, Marian Jean Wilson to Hubert Ray Wilson Jr., Jacki H. Wilson; Gilkey Township; 33 acres; $190. Vernon A. Smeal, Judith Ellen Tolomeo Smeal to Larry D. Wellmon, Caroline E. Wellmon; Camp Creek Township; tract 3, Mountain View acres; $40. Ronald Wansor, Patricia Wansor to Doyle and Cooke
Tobe Halton to Deborah J. Freed; Chimney Rock Township; 6.45 acres; $7. Charles s. Turner, Debbie W. Turner to Jeffrey G. Aiello; Duncan Creek Township; .292 acre; $3. Maggie W. Thomas to Gary Bright, Carolyn Bright; Rutherfordton Township; .60 acre; $100. RBC Bank USA to RMS Properties LLC; Cool Springs Township; lot 22, Woodlawn Circle; $54. Larry Gene Thompson, James W. Thompson, Margaret A. Thompson to Jenny Camille Searcy; Camp Creek Township; 2.05 acre; $159. First National Bank to Ronnie D. King; Duncan Creek Township; 2.00 acres; $130. The Nature
Tammy Dnola Morrison, Branton Powers to Matthew L. Waugh, Michelle H. Waugh; High Shoals Township; 2.00 acres; $140. Mark Anthony Conner, Isabel M. Conner to Joe L. Conner, Beverly C. Conner; Morgan Township; 2.96 acres; $30. Fred W. Noble trust-
See Building, Page 4B
Betty K. Guffey, William S. Guffey to Hazel D. Appling; Cool Springs Township; property on Fairview Avenue and Caroleen Road; $225. Sutton Funding LLC to John B. Monday, Rachel w. Monday; Rutherfordton Township; 0.29 acre; $34. Wayne E. Henson, Faye G. Henson to James Larry Kilgo Jr., Sarah Henson Kilgo; Sulphur Springs Township; 0.52acre; $4.
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Grief is not a journey we need to make alone By The Associated Press
Susan Chan knows firsthand what it feels like to lose a child. Her 18-year-old daughter, enjoying the waning weeks before high school graduation, was thrown from her boyfriend’s motorcycle after a deer jumped in their way.
It was 1992 in Topeka, Kan., where Chan and her husband, Gary, remain. “You never expect this is going to happen to you,” she said. “You read headlines and it’s always about somebody else, and one day you’re a headline. It’s so hard to explain to somebody who hasn’t been there what it’s like to lose a child. There’s no good
way.” The couple, now married for 41 years, sought the help of The Compassionate Friends soon after Rachael died. It’s a large network of survivors established specifically for those struggling with the deaths of children, grandchildren and siblings. Chan is a chapter director for the organization and offers this advice: — Grief is not an event. It is a process. It does not have a distinct finish line. Each person’s journey is as unique as his fingerprints. — Your grief journey will be guided by many things besides the relationship you had with the child who died. It
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will be influenced by your past life experiences (including previous losses), your religious beliefs, your socioeconomic status, your physical health, the availability of a support network and, in many cases, the cause of the death itself. — People want you to be “over it” way sooner than you can ever imagine. They don’t seem to understand that this is not the flu. We learn to integrate it into the fabric of our lives. What they don’t realize is that we will never be the same people we were before our child died. — Grief is not a predictable journey. One day we may feel somewhat stronger, the next Rutherfordton Township; remodel bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, replacing sheetrock in master bedroom, living room, kitchen, new heat pump, rewiring and re plumbing; $75,000. Joel Winkler; Rutherfordton Township; remodel kitchen and bath; all subs; $55,000. Tommy Hardin; Rutherfordton Township; replace damaged wall framing along front wall of house, replace lap siding, paint; $8,000. Michael Ballard; Golden Valley Township; 3192 square feet shell with plumbing under slab, electrical for temporary pole; $140,000. Kathy Kring; Colfax Township; 1238 square feet house, 444 square feet bonus room, 458 square feet garage; all subs; $97,000. French Browning;
day we may crash and burn. Grief is sometimes like winding a ball of yarn — you wind and wind on it and sometimes drop it and it unravels before you, then it is time to start winding it up again. — It is important to remember that as we grieve, we must also mourn the death of our child. The two words are usually used interchangeably, but they mean different things. Grief is on the inside — what we are feeling. Mourning is “grief gone public” — in other words how we are allowed to express our grief outside of ourselves. (Definitions from the work of Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, director of the Center Sulphur Springs Township; 1680 square feet house with porch; all subs; $100,000. Alfredo Hernandez; Chimney Rock Township; 1684 square feet house, 896 square feet unfinished basement, 252 square feet front porch, 320 rear deck; all subs; $250,000. Brian White construction; Cool Springs Township; 2592 square feet house; all subs; $254,900. Donald Miller; High Shoals Township; 1547 square feet modular, 150 square feet deck; $129,065. James Duffy; Union Township; 2054 square feet modular, 2054 square feet unfinished basement, 576 square feet garage, 2 porches, 1 deck; $240,000. Kirk Newman; Chimney Rock Township; 200 square feet deck; $1,000. Carlotta Pittman; Union Township;
for Loss and Life Transition). — We have a great need to tell and retell our story far longer than many people are willing to listen. We need to find safe places to tell our story. — Pain is part of the grief process and cannot be ignored or “gotten around” if we are to heal. Remember that letting go of the pain does not mean letting go of the love you had for your child. That love will remain with you always. — At some point each of us must make a conscious decision to heal. We must decide whether we want to become bitter or better. — Everyone seems to have an explanation for 144 square feet deck; $5,200. Naomi Hager; Chimney Rock Township; 364 square feet deck; $2,700. Kimberly Renee Dalton; Chimney Rock Township; repair storm damage, cover deck, reroof entire front of house, replace sheeting, add ceiling fan; $8,000. Ted White III; High Shoals Township; add 2096 square feet porch. Charles Dillon; Gilkey Township; 216 square feet sunroom, 1600 square feet deck above ground pool; $32,000. Charles Rasico; Rutherfordton Township; 198 square feet den addition; $9,000. James R. Proctor; Chimney Rock Township; 300 square feet porch addition; $8,000. James R. Proctor; Chimney Rock Township; 300 square feet porch addition; $8,000. James R. Proctor; Chimney Rock Township; 300 square feet porch addition; $8,000. James R. Proctor; Chimney Rock Township; 300 square feet porch addition; $8,000. Bobby Ayers; High Shoals Township; adding 336 square feet covered porch; $1,200. Dionne and April Riley; Gilkey Township; finish interior of 1280 square feet shell; all subs; $20,000. Russell Williams; High Shoals Township; finish 900 square feet upstairs; $10,000. H.R. Bradford; Green Hill Township; 576 square feet garage; $15,000. Rhonda Atkins Wright; Sulphur Springs Township; attached garage with electrical sub; $50,000. Blake Luckadoo; Union Township; 720 square feet storage building; $3,000. Dennis Tate; Chimney Rock Township; foundation uplist, adding brackets to chimney; $5,700. James Morris; Colfax Township; replace
why this happened to you. It is a characteristic of our society that we want to be problem solvers. I haven’t met a bereaved parent yet who felt there was a reasonable and acceptable explanation for why their child had to die. — We need to be selfish as we grieve. By this I mean we must be good to ourselves, be patient with ourselves, look to what we need to do to move forward. — We need to be open to the help others can provide. This is not a journey we need to make alone. Ask for help when you need it. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but an acknowledgment that you want to heal. doors, windows, roof, run wiring to receptacles and switches, install sheetrock, build cabinets, add porch to each end; $10,000. Charles McGahee; Chimney Rock Township; install shower, move sink, run electrical of outlet and lights, framing for shower unit; $7,200. Dorothy Draughton; Rutherfordton Township; replace roof of carport from storm damage; $15,000. Virginia Hawkins; Golden Valley Township; finish interior; $78,000. Fair Haven Home; Colfax Township; 2422 square feet house, 2422 square feet unfinished basement, 608 square feet garage, 1 porch; $276,000. Richard Carrier; Sulphur Springs Township; 2079 square feet house; $196,980. Kenneth Powell; Logan Store Township; 1196 square feet house, 560 square feet porch; all subs; $60,000. Jimmy Daniels; Morgan Township; 1410 square feet house; all subs; $192,000. William Pryor; Green Hill Township; 3728 square feet house, 1033 square feet garage, 677 square feet porch, 290 square feet deck; $450,000. Charles Diehl; Golden Valley Township; 2332 square feet house, 1166 square feet unfinished basement, 650 square feet garage, 1 porch, 1 deck; $250,000. Daniel DiStefano; Chimney Rock Township; 1250 square feet house, 864 square feet unfinished basement, 210 square feet unfinished basement, 210 square feet porch, 650 square feet deck. John Brower; Golden Valley Township; 1217 square feet house, 720 square feet unfinished basement, 718 square feet porches and decks; $230,000. Herman Fender; Chimney Rock Township; 1002 square feet house, 352 square feet deck; all subs; $70,000.
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Hurt caused by old flame Dear Abby: When I started my freshman year of college, I was a loner. I had low self-esteem, the result of a disability I was born with. On the first day of school I noticed “Will,” who was also a freshman. I thought he was cute. He was easy to talk to, and we hit it off instantly. At the end of the first semester — out of the blue — he called me a “b-tch” and told me to get out of his life. I was crushed! He left school shortly afterward without saying goodbye. Later I was given some shocking news. His roommate told me that Will was gay. I went through the gamut of emotions from disbelief to anger to sadness. And I felt used. Twenty-six years have passed. I answered the phone at work two days ago and was surprised to hear Will’s voice on the other end. He was shocked, too. I asked if he remembered me and he said he did. He came into the store several days later, and we exchanged phone numbers and e-mail addresses. They say you never forget your first, and I haven’t. The problem is, I still feel hurt. I want him to know that, but I don’t know what to do. Am I making too much of this? — Grace Dear Grace: No, I don’t think so. Your relationship with Will ended without closure, so your hurt is understandable. Give Will a call
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and invite him to join you for lunch. Tell him you were deeply hurt all those years ago, and then ask him to explain why he treated you the way he did and what happened after he left the school. Dear Abby: My mother passed away a year and a half ago. My parents were married 50 years. Dad is now 76 and recently started “seeing someone.” A few weeks ago he found it necessary to include this woman in our weekly visit to our mother’s grave. We told him if he wants to go there with her — fine. But do not drag her there with us. The end result was they broke up. Now Dad is blaming it all on us. The breakup is a secondary issue. What are your thoughts about his insisting she be a part of the cemetery visits? — Gravely Concerned Dear Concerned: Frankly, I am surprised that the woman would want to be included in the weekly visits to your mother’s grave. Before she accepted the invitation, she should have made sure that her presence wasn’t an imposition.
Patient links headache to router Dear Dr. Gott: I have a story that may be of interest to some of your readers. I would also like to get the word out about this subject. I am a 70-year-old male in good health. I have no standing prescriptions. In spring 2006 (I was 67 at the time), I began to have severe headaches that centered above my left eye. These headaches continued to increase in severity and duration until I had one continuous headache. I would go to bed with it, wake up with it, and suffer through the day with it. Over-the-counter pain relievers and prescription medications did nothing to relieve the headache. After about three months, I was practically an invalid. I couldn’t read the newspaper, work on my computer, or even go out to the store. My wife, while trying to think of anything that had changed around the time the headaches started, realized that just a few weeks before the first headache, we had switched from
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a wired router to a wireless one. I used these to network my several computers. Having nothing to lose by trying, we switched back to the wired version. Within just a few days, the severity of the headaches began to diminish. The neurologist and my family physician are both convinced that my brain is sensitive to the radio waves that are used by wireless routers (frequency of 802.11 gigahertz).. Dear Reader: Being a technophobe, I know little about computers, routers, cell phones, etc. However, I am willing to believe that as usage of these gadgets increases, more people will experience adverse reactions.
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IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RUTHERFORD COUNTY 09 SP 290 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY STEPHEN TODD WILSON DATED NOVEMBER 23, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 874 AT PAGE 622 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to a Court order and under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 1:00 PM on September 15, 2009 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: The land referred to in this exhibit is located in the County of Rutherford and the State of North Carolina in Deed Book 844 at Page 783 and described as follows: Situate, lying and being in Colfax Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a portion of the property described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 431 Page 315 Rutherford County Registry, said portion herein conveyed being described according to a survey dated September 15, 2003 bearing Map No. 0988C, and prepared by D. 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Rhyne as described in Deed Book 772, Page 564, Rutherford County Registry, said point being located in the easternmost corner of a brick building, and running thence from said beginning point an with the northeastern boundary of the said Rhyne property and with the northeastern wall of said brick building North 30 deg 31 min 35 sec west 74.00 feet (the wall of the brick building ending at 55.03 feet) to a set rebar located in the northern corner of the said Rhyne property; thence leaving said rhyne property and property and running new lines as follows: North 23 deg 55 min 18 sec west 46.31 feet to a set rebar, North 33 deg. 30 min 10 sec west 29.76 feet to a set rebar, a new corner, north 55 deg 31 min 46 sec East 25.58 feet to a set rebar, another new corner, South 33 deg 30 min 10 sec East 30.87 feet to a set rebar, another new corner, and North 58 deg 01 min 08 sec East 76.96 feet to a set rebar at the western edge of the sidewalk located beside US 74 business; thence running with the edge of said sidewalk and generally parallel with US 74 Business South 30 deg 46 min 38 sec East 122.41 feet to a set iron pin at edge of sidewalk northwest 1.56 feet from intersection of edge of sidewalks as they intersect at US 74 business and South Glenn Street; thence running generally parallel with the northern boundary of that sidewalk located on the North side of Glenn Street South 59 deg 22 min 15 sec West 108.35 feet to the point and place of beginning, and containing 0.32 acres according to said survey. 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8B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Connie Wells displays a quilt given to her by her mother 35 years ago. Then just a quilt top, Wells said she thought it was made by her greatgrandmother in the 30s. She finished it last year.
During the August meeting of the Rutherford County Quilt Guild Dee law quilted. She inherBatayte disited her sewing machine played her fabric collage and quilting items and vests. Batayte wanted to put them to also quilts use. but found that “Some of the women making vests is here encouraged me to something she come,” she said. enjoys more.
Dee Batayte and Connie Wells look at a quilt Batayte made using fabric collage. Both quilters have very unique styles and approaches to their shared love of quilting.
diers and in August about making fabric collages by quild member Continued from Page 1B Dee Batayte.
we’ll keep here in the county.” Following the business meeting, presentations on various forms of quilting are held. Members have learned about making fabric beads, quilting for sol-
By mostly word of mouth, more and more are seeking out the guild to share their own passion for the craft. Kathy Madea, who joined the guild in August, decided to come because her mother-in-
For information about joining, contact Sandy Champion at 287-8901 or visit the guild’s Web site, www.rutherfordquiltguild.org.
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dozen created. In each of Batayte’s colorful muslin vests Continued from Page 1B hides a cat. She loves cats and said that’s her trademark. niche in creating fabric “You have to look collages that she turns hard sometimes to find into wearable art vests. them,” she said. “I just fell in love with fabric and wanted to Both quilters love to use it,” she said. share their passion with “I love quilts, but I others and said there found that’s not where I are lots of good books wanted to work.” and even more good teachers willing to help Batayte has used her those who are just gettalent to create not just ting started in the craft vests, but curtains, pilor who are stuck. lows and chair bottoms “I’ve never met an – she has more than two unfriendly quilter,”
Batayte has been known to spend her entire vacation doing nothing but sewing. “My friends and I go on retreat twice a year for a week and that’s all we do is sew.”
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Batayte said. Both warned the hobby isn’t cheap – getting started with a stock of cloth, cutters and thread is around $100 to $150. It can also be a pastime that takes up a good bit of time. “I try to work on it some every day,” Wells said.
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