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The East Rutherford High School colorguard perform a routine along with the school’s marching band during this year’s homecoming parade held on Main Street in Forest City Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers’ football team played Patton in the homecoming game Friday night. For details, please see Page 7.

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Towns get Powell bill money By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

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FOREST CITY — Towns in Rutherford County have received more than $584,000 in Powell Bill funds for road repairs this year, but due to cuts from the state legislature it’s less money than last year. Each year, towns across the state are given money from the Powell Bill fund to be used to repair and repave roads. The fund is

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named for Junius K. Powell, a former state senator and mayor of Whiteville, whose name led a list of legislators sponsoring a 1951 bill to help the state’s cities with urban road problems. The first allocation of Powell Bill funds was in 1951 for $4.5 million and was distributed to 386 cities and towns. “We haven’t made plans yet,” said Spindale Please see Money, Page 6

FOREST CITY — Several new laws went into effect for the state Thursday, one of which is designed to help North Carolina homeowners try and avoid foreclosure a little longer. Local housing counselor Ken Higginbotham said the law couldn’t have come at a better time, especially for Rutherford County. “The situation in our county is such that, with unemployment at 15 percent, I’m seeing a lot of people come in who have been out of work for more than a year and have exhausted their unemployment benefits,” said Higginbotham, a HUD (Housing and Urban Development) certified Housing Counselor with Consumer Credit Counseling in Spindale. “When times are tough like these you see people coming in here and losing homes and properties that have been in their family for generations, and it breaks your heart.” Higginbotham explained the previous processing of foreclosure hearings would normally involve lawyers or representatives from the lender asking a court for permission to sell the home after showing they had diligently attempted to contact the homeowner. “If the homeowner or their attorney is present, they can contest that if there is cause, or they can request at the mercy of the court an extension to see if something can be done to save the home,” Higginbotham said. “But

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FOREST CITY — A seasonal flu clinic has been scheduled for senior citizens, ages 60 and older, Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rutherford County Senior Center, Callahan-Koone Road, Spindale. Medicare Part B and Medicaid will pay for the flu vaccine. Without Medicare, Medicaid or BCBS of NC, the cost will be $30. All senior citizens wishing to get the vaccine, should bring Medicare Card (Red, White and Blue Card) and Medicare Part D card or Advantage card). Those with Medicaid, must bring your Medicaid Card. If you are ages 60-64 and have BCBS of NC please bring that card, also. The clinic is sponsored by the Rutherford County Health Department and Rutherford County Senior Center. Helen White, RN, clinical supervisor, said flu clinics for children will be announced at a later date. Please see Flu, Page 6

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Overmountain Victory Trail Association President Alan Bowen shares the story of the march and subsequent battle of the Overmountain Men with Major Patrick Ferguson in Kings Mountain.

OVTA shares a history story By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Staff Writer

RUTHERFORDTON — In 1975, a group of citizens came together to keep the history of the Overmountain Victory Trail alive. For nearly 30 years, the group spent Sept. 26 through Oct. 7 walking the same trail as the patriot militia, ending at the Kings Mountain National Military Park — the scene of the Battle of Kings Mountain, which is regarded as

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the turning point in the Revolutionary War. But five years ago, said OVTA Treasurer Mike Dahl, the group decided to stop walking and start talking. On Friday the story of the OVTA and of the importance of their stop at Gilbert Town was presented to 800 students from Rutherford County Schools, Trinity and Thomas Jefferson

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FOREST CITY — The Element Church will host a missions conference October 4-7 with services on Sunday at 9 a.m., 10:40 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 nightly. The keynote speaker for the conference is Richard Sharp. All services will be held in the church gymnasium. Sharp’s approach to connecting with people has been described like using jumper cables, sparking people into action. Others describe Richard’s unique speaking style as VIP Communication — Visual! Interactive! Personal! Hailing from England, Richard is an international speaker with Operation Mobilization, and for over 30 years has spoken in conferences, churches, colleges and youth events. Richard has a passion to mobilize God’s people both locally and globally. Locally he served as an associate pastor in England and helped launch a church in Vancouver, Canada, while obtaining his Masters of Divinity. Globally in India, and in leadership on board OM’s mission ships: Logos, Doulos and Logos II he has ministered in nearly 100 nations. Johnny Condrey from Gap Year International is also be a featured speaker. In addition, a number of missionaries and nationals from around the world are on program including Ralph Sauers with SIM working with nomadic people in Niger; Joey and Suzanne Lincoln with MAF serving in the Congo;

Special services Blessing of the Animals: Sunday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m.; Spindale United Methodist Church, 381 Mill St., Spindale, on the front lawn; bring your animals and receive a blessing; for information call 286-2281. Praise and worship service: “Rejoicing in the Lord”; Sunday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m., New Forest Chapel CME Church, 137 Chapel St., Forest City; guest speaker, Dr. James E. Russell; a 3-day program of restoration, praise and prayers will follow, MondayWednesday, 6 nightly, with the Rev. Clifton Harris of Spartanburg, S.C. Revival: Oct. 4-8, Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church, 1938 Hwy. 221-A, Caroleen; different preacher each night; Sunday service at 6 p.m.; MTWTh, 7 nightly.

FOREST CITY — New Bethel AME Zion Church will host a Youth Day program on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. The keynote speaker will be Tyreke Johnson of Charlotte, formerly of Forest City. A native of Rutherford County, Tyreke is a 2003 graduate of R-S Central High School. He is a student of the University of Phoenix, studying psychology, and serves as the youth minister at Rhema Family Worship Center in Charlotte. Tyreke is the son of Alfred and Barbara Johnson of Forest City. He has a brother, Jay Johnson, and a sister, Megan Johnson. The Rev. Leroy Staley is the pastor of New Bethel Church. Johnson The public is invited to attend.

Sione Veituna with AFCI, Pacific Island Ministry; Eugenio Berruezo, AFCI’s European Director and many others. For the children’s ministry, Geddy the Gecko will make an appearance. “Geddy’s Global Adventure” focuses on the Great Commission and Geddy’s missionary travels through 21 countries, featuring music from South America, Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand. Geddy’s high-energy, multi-media performances feature tropical songs, zany skits, awesome video footage, hundreds of amazing projected images/photos and fascinating stories from around the world. John Mallory, the man inside the costume, performed as a professional sports mascot in large sports arenas prior to 1995, which gave him years of practice in entertaining children, teens, and adults alike. Each show closes with “Kids Evangelism Explosion International” as John sheds his gecko costume to share the gospel and teach kids “how to share your faith.” Mallory performed in costume four times for over 38 million viewers on Simon Cowell’s NBC TV show with host Regis Philbin. Speaking of John’s performance as Geddy, Executive Producer Cowell, said “Loved it, loved it, brilliant!” John was also rebroadcast on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” and mentioned as a favorite on “Live with Regis & Kelly” with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. Mallory has also appeared twice in “People” magazine. Element Church is located at 1071 Higher Praise will be in concert Sunday, Oct. 4, at Second Baptist Church, Green S. Broadway St., and the gymnasium, Street, Rutherfordton. The group will sing at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Public invited. where the conference will be held, is located at 120 School Dr., in Forest City. Neil Perry serves as the directional pastor of Element Church. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact the church office at 245-7766.

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to the thirsty; 3) Clothe the naked; 4) Shelter the homeless; 5) Visit the imprisoned; 6) Visit the sick; and 7) Bury the dead. Some of these, such as feeding the hungry, are relatively easy to carry out, at least on a small scale, though they become more problematic on a larger scale. We should reflect on how we might incorporate these acts of mercy into our personal life, and then too, how we might support them on a larger scale, perhaps by supporting organizations which fulfill their mission.


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Classical Academy. Hosted by the OVTA local chapter Carolina Foothills, this year is the first in what organizers hope will be many years in sharing a piece of history that isn’t always included in their school studies. The event was funded by the National Parks Foundation’s Active Trails Grant. “Events like this, we hope, will help the community to build a foundation to grow from,” Dahl said. “It demonstrates to this community that this story and this site are worth investing in.” According to the National Park Service, the story of the Overmountain Men – briefly – is this: Major Patrick Ferguson, a British Inspector of Militia for the Southern Provinces, recruited and trained a loyalist militia. As he advanced his troops along the western frontier, he sent a verbal ultimatum to settlers west of the Blue Ridge to stop opposing British arms or else. In response, patriot militiamen set out to find Ferguson. They found him on Oct. 7, 1780, atop Kings Mountain. Although they had marched 330 miles through bad weather and rough terrain, the patriot militia defeated Ferguson and his loyalists, allowing for a new patriot army to form and putting the Revolution back on track. “Everyone hears of Lewis and Clark and their expedition, but this is no Garrett Byers/Daily Courier less significant,” Dahl said. “There Janet Pyatt, who has been a historical interpreter for the past eight years, shared were 900 men who defeated 1,000 with students the manner of dressing by both men and women during colonial times. in Kings Mountain, who when it was over split back up and never got back together as an army again.”

Church Continued from Page 2 Homecoming: Sunday, Oct. 4, worship service 11 a.m., Presbyterian Church, 6130 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills; covered dish meal afterwards. Pastoral installation service: For Elder Tracy Lewis Martin; Sunday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m., at Faith Temple Christian Church, 111 Kentucky St., Spindale; guest speaker, Bobby Hogue, from Remnant Holy Tabernacle Church, Greer, S.C.; refreshments and fellowship afterwards. Revival: Oct. 4-7, 7 nightly, West Memorial Baptist Church, 320 Piedmont Rd., Rutherfordton; guest speaker, Chris Wells, chaplain of ESPA BASS PRO Tours. Revival: Oct. 4-7, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 130 Pleasant Grove Rd., Rutherfordton; Sunday services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; MTW, 7 nightly; guest speaker, Rev. Donald Hollifield; special music. Revival: Oct. 4-8, 7 nightly; Crestview Baptist Church, Forest City; The Rodrigo Family missionaries will Go Win Ministries will be at all services; guest speaker, Rev. Anton Roos of Lake Lure; Rev. Tim Frashier of Calvary Baptist will speak on Wednesday night. Revival: Oct. 5-9, 7 nightly; Angel Divine Faith Church; singing program on Saturday, Oct. 10, for the building fund. Weather permitting, revival will be held outside the tabernacle. Gladys Logan is pastor of the church. Special service: Sunday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m.; New Life Christian Fellowship Church of God; guest speaker, Dr. Michael Issac, pastor of Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Shelby; New Life Church is located at 601 E. Main St., Spindale. Revival: Oct. 4-8, Robertson Creek Free Will Baptist Church; Sunday service 6 p.m.; MTWTh, 7 nightly; Rev. Jack Moses, pastor of Lenoir FWB Church, will speak SundayTuesday, and Rev. Harold Holcombe, pastor of Salem FWB Church, will speaker Wednesday and Thursday; Timmy Hodge, pastor; for directions call 245-7954.

worship service; Pastor Leander Lynch of Owen’s Chapel, Union Mills, will speak at 3 p.m.; Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Box City project: The youth of Spindale United Methodist Church will host Box City on Thursday, Oct. 8, in the church parking lot. They will be sleeping in cardboard boxes to raise awareness for the homeless. The youth will also be collecting new or clean used coats and blankets, any size, the entire month of October. Drop off points for coats and blankets are Bi-Lo in Rutherfordton, Spindale Drug, and Smith’s Drug in Forest City. For information, call 286-2281. Tent revival: Begins Sunday, Oct. 11, 6 nightly, at Piney Mountain Baptist Church; guest speaker, Rev. Paul Nelon. Family & Friends Day picnic: Saturday, Oct. 10, picnic lunch begins at 1 p.m., at Crestview Park, Rutherfordton; hosted by Piney Ridge CME Church. Homecoming: Sunday, Oct. 11, worship service 11 a.m., Caroleen First United Methodist Church; guest speaker, Rev. Clay Morgan, a former pastor of the church; a covered dish meal will follow the service. Annual Men’s Day program: Sunday, Oct. 11, 3 p.m., Wheat Creek Baptist Church; the pastor of Mt. Nebo Church in Lake Lure will speak; Phillip Forney, pastor.

National Park Service’s Paul Carson, superintendent of the Overmountain Victory National Trail in Blacksburg, S.C., said the site in Gilbert Town played a very significant role: It is the one area both patriot and loyalist militia camped at different times. Homecoming: Saturday, “This area was a key area in the war Oct. 11, worship service of American independence,” Carson 11 a.m., Piney Ridge CME said. “You don’t really understand Church, Union Mills. that unless you have programs like Homecoming: Sunday, Oct. this. It’s hard to imagine, but it’s a 11, worship service 10:45 part of history in your back yard. a.m., Henrietta First Baptist “Statewide standards don’t allow Church; guest speaker, Dr. a lot of extras or a lot of leeway in Tracy Jessup; lunch after-

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Music/concerts Youth Choir singing program: Sunday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m., St. Paul AME Zion Church. Singing: Sunday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Piney Mountain Baptist Church; featuring Master Praise. Singing: Sunday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Bill’s Creek Baptist Church, Lake Lure; featuring the Blue Grass Gospel Group, Mountain Faith of Sylva. Singing: Sunday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Riverside Baptist Church, Hogan Road, Harris; featuring Truly Blessed of Clover, S.C. Singing: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m., Village Chapel Church, 141 Huntley St., Forest City; featuring Blood Bought Trip from Forest City.

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what students learn in history class,” he continued. “Unless the students have parents or friends who tell them about the Overmountain Victory Trail, they would never know. That’s why it’s important to pass it on.” Janet Pyatt, who has been a historical interpreter for eight years, said the history of the OVTA and Battle of Kings Mountain was shared with her by her father several years back. “My father, Jim Best who grew up near Dallas, remembered going in 1930 when the president came to dedicate the Kings Mountain National Park,” Pyatt said. “He said that as they made their way back down the mountain everybody put a rock on Patrick Ferguson’s grave to keep the devil down there.” Carson told of a vacation where he visited Lexington, Mass., the site of the first shot of the Revolutionary War. While there, he saw buses of students visit the historical site. When he asked why they were there, he was told all students visited the site each year so they wouldn’t forget the historical significance. “The story you have here is just as important,” Carson said. “People should know and take pride in that. This is their legacy – the people who made history here changed the course of events that had national and international ramifications.” Carson said the land where Overmountain Men camped is privately owned and thanked the owners for allowing such events to be held. “We very much appreciate this,” he said. “We’re very grateful to be working with them as well as with Rutherford County.” Students who visited Friday heard the story of the Overmountain Men and of the Battle of Kings Mountain as well as learning about various trades of the day like gunsmithing and colonial clothing. The public is invited to spend the day with OVTA Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. for “Afternoon on the Green” in Gilbert Town. Events include music by the Guilford Fife and Drum Corp as well as demonstrations and oral history. For more information on Sunday’s events or the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, visit www.ovta.org. Contact Flynn via e-mail at aflynn@thedigitalcourier.com.

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riday’s report that the national unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent was a dash of cold water on the warm and fuzzy rhetoric about the end of the recession. We would all like it to be over, but as the famous linguist and Yankee baseball Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra, said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Rutherford County and North Carolina residents know full well that rebuilding our economy isn’t going to be an easy or a quick project. It may take years. But if we believe in our assets and open our minds to the new economic opportunities, we can get the job done. For the umpteenth time, textiles and furniture are gone, except for perhaps some niche businesses. We need to break new ground. In our minds, ubiquitous broadband access for the entire county is a great start.

Our readers’ views Urges all to speak out on the side of truth To the editor: Please allow kudos to Tara Wright for her response to James Farmer’s letter in which he likened a living will with a death panel. As a veteran of the Vietnam era, I would like to thank Mr. Farmer for his service and sacrifice. That kinship however, does not temper my responsibility to support the truth. All non-partisan Web sites I have checked totally debunk any factuality to a so-called “Death Panel.” Why have none of the learned conservatives who frequent this forum felt a need to educate Mr. Farmer? Could it be they relish any untruth which helps destroy their opposition? Nah, couldn’t be, that would be partisan and definitely not the Christian thing to do. Think about it folks, and speak out on the side of truth. Ron Atchley Forest City

Thanks all for making reunion a success To the editor: I want to thank everyone for the great success of the Grahamtown Reunion. Oh, the joy and laughter of family and friends coming together in unity and enjoying one another. To see the kids laughing and playing and dancing, oh, what

great joy that brings. I would like to thank God for being the greatest sponsor and for making Grahamtown Reunion such a great success. Thank you Community Empowerment Center, Stanley McEntire, Town of Forest City and Danielle Withrow, Jimmy Gibson, Forest City Recreation Center, the police department, the churches of Grahamtown, Harrill Brothers, Central Taxes, Charles Watkins Auto, Bi-lo, Ingles, Food Lion, Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, Kay Steel, Mark Baxter, Melvin Watkins, thank you all. Father’s Vineyard Drama Team, Marion Praise Team, Haley Jones, thanks. The ladies who served and prepared the food, thank you. Tri-City Baptist Church, thank you. To The Daily Courier and Rutherford Weekly, thank you. My brother and I and the Grahamtown residents thank you all. Minister Lynetha Miller Forest City

Says he considers all veterans to be heroes To the editor: I am writing this in a response from Bill McDaniels letter a few weeks ago in which he stated that I should thank Chuck Ross for being a veteran. The reason I haven’t is because Mr. Ross has not written about his military or veteran life. I can say this, thanks Mr. Ross for your time that you

give at the VA Hospital. Mr. McDaniel must think that I do not appreciate our veterans. Well let me say this. In 1997, I was helping a young man in his senior year at R-S Central High School. His English teacher, Mrs. Davis, wanted the students to write a paper and talk in class about who they considered their hero. As the last one finished, some of the students said, Mr. Wilson, who is your hero? I said that I had not thought about it, but I don’t have one for I have many, and that is our veterans, for without them we might not be here today, and especially for the ones that gave their life for the freedom we have today. Any of these, I consider my hero. Ronnie Wilson Rutherfordton

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Media must continue to report political scandals RALEIGH — These days, it can be difficult for newspaper readers to tell the difference between the state news section, the gossip page, and the crime blotter. Many of the controversies and investigations surrounding former Gov. Mike Easley remain unresolved, with a new round of hearings by the State Board of Elections scheduled to commence in late October. Sen. R.C. Soles of Columbus County remains the subject of what is reportedly a wideranging probe of alleged criminal and personal wrongdoing. Rep. Ty Harrell of Wake County has just resigned from the legislature after authorities pointed to irregularities in his campaign-finance reports. And divisions within two state departments, Environment & Natural Resources and Transportation, are now under investigation for accepting pricey meals and other gifts from private vendors. Of course, these and other recent stories about official mistakes, lapses in

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judgment, or wrongdoing involve only a small fraction of North Carolina’s state employees and politicians. Are the state’s journalists asking the right questions? Are they pursuing front-page exposes and broadcast exclusives at the expense of covering more-important stories? I know there’s a large chunk of the political class who thinks so. I think such critics are mistaken. Ensuring that government operates as openly, honestly, and fairly as possible is more than just a worthy cause. It’s an imperative. When political insiders abuse governmental power and waste taxpayer money, they don’t just commit a little boo-boo. They strike at the very heart of what makes free societies free, and what separates modern liberal

democracies from the corrupt states that have dominated human life since the dawn of history. Douglass North, the famous economist and Nobel Laureate, has just published a new book with coauthors John Joseph Wallis and Barry Weingast entitled Violence and Social Orders. I’m about halfway through their comprehensive discussion of the history of governmental forms. It’s fascinating but complicated. The relevant part for this discussion is how the authors distinguish between two mature forms of government: natural states and open-order states. Most human cultures and civilizations have produced and maintained natural states. Only in the past couple of centuries, beginning in Europe and America, did open-order states arise and prosper. Both kinds of states accomplish the primary function of government, according to Douglass and his colleagues: to restrain the use of violence in society. But the open-order state

allows for the creation of far more wealth, health, and happiness. What’s the distinction? To put it simply, in natural states the offices and benefits of government are distributed by coalitions of ruling elites according to kinship, patronage, or tribal membership. Think ancient pharaohs, medieval kings, and modern sheikdoms and banana republics. In open-order states, the relationship between public officials and others is impersonal. No matter who you are, if you fall into the proper category you have the same experience as everyone else. If you have the same economic means as your neighbor, you pay the same tax – even if he knows the governor personally and you don’t. If you apply for a permit to open a shop, no regulator will ask what political party you belong to or which politician you supported in the last election. In other words, while open-order states are hardly perfect, they are less corrupt and more efficient than

natural states are, for pretty much the same reason. Political corruption is not, or is not only, a laughing matter. It is a serious impediment to social wellbeing and economic development. Even the appearance of impropriety, the perception that greasing the right palms or supporting the right politicians will get you contracts or tax breaks or special treatment, disrupts the ability of government to deliver the social order that is its chief object. Sure, there are other important stories to cover in North Carolina. But until significant progress is made against the entrenched political corruption in our state, the journalistic exclusives, legislative deliberations, regulatory probes, and criminal investigations should continue to compel our utmost attention. No matter what you think government should do, a corrupt government will never do it well. Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation.


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Obituaries

N.C. dad sentenced for circumcising son

Rebecca Doggett

The father of 14 children testified Wednesday he also has circumcised himself. He told jurors: “God, the Holy Spirit pressed me to do this. When God presses something on you to do it, you do it.”

Parents face gun charge in death SANFORD (AP) — Police say a North Carolina couple failed to make sure a gun in their home stayed out of the hands of their children after the woman’s 2-year-old son was shot to death, Sanford Police spokesman Capt. David Smith said Friday that 21-year-old Melanie Tyson and 22-yearold Joey Tyson are charged with improper storage of a firearm to protect minors.

Contractor fined for causing traffic jam RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina contractor has been fined $15,000 for causing a traffic jam that had vehicles backed up for miles during rush hour. The state Transportation Department said Friday it would fine Charlotte-based Ray Contracting $15,000 for failing to complete a repaving project on time and causing delays on Interstate 40 in Raleigh. The company was fined $2,500 for every 15 minutes lanes remained closed past 6 a.m. Friday.

Police Notes Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 123 E-911 calls Thursday.

Rutherfordton

n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 39 E-911 calls Thursday. n Megan Christina Elkins reported a lost camera.

Spindale

n The Spindale Police Department responded to 18 E-911 calls Thursday.

Lake Lure

n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to one E-911 call Thursday.

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 74 E-911 calls Thursday. n An employee of Autumn Lanes, on U.S. 74A, reported a larceny. n John May reported an incident of larceny and the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The incident occurred on West Main Street. n Lorenzo Rubio reported a larceny. The incident occurred on Withrow Road. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported a violation of a domestic violence protection order. (See arrest of Watkins.) n An employee of Belk’s Department Store, at the TriCity Mall, reported an incident of shoplifting.

Arrests

n Christopher Issiah Whiteside, 27, of Seitz Drive, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for larceny; released on a $15,000 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n Paul Watkins, 46, of Bellvue Street, Forest City; charged with violation of a domestic violence protection order; placed on a 48-hour hold. (FCPD) n Eric Mundy, 16, of Henson Road, Forest City; charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; freed on a custody release. (FCPD) n Corey Street, 16, of Prince Street, Spindale; charged with possession of marijuana; freed on a custody release. (FCPD) n Lara Roper Wilson, 39, of 5006 Mounira Ave.; charged with assault and battery; released on a written prom-

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LENOIR (AP) — A father who admitted he circumcised his infant son with a box cutter was convicted of misdemeanor child abuse and sentenced Friday to 150 days in prison. Johnny Eric Marlowe, 33, will serve the sentence after serving time for previous crimes, The News-Topic of Lenior reported. Marlowe had been charged with two felony counts of child abuse after prosecutors said he circumcised two newborn sons without anesthesia when each was just days old in 2005 and in 2006. But the Caldwell County jury convicted Marlowe with a misdemeanor on one child abuse charge and deadlocked on the second, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on that charge. Marlowe’s ex-wife, Amber, asked Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin to impose the maximum possible sentence. “Please help us to keep our children safe,” she said for herself and Sara Fleming, the other mother to Marlowe’s children. Amber Marlowe testified that one of the young boys bled for nearly 11 hours after Marlowe performed his circumcision. Marlowe admitted he had no formal training and gained most of his knowledge about the procedure from watching videos on the Internet.

ise to appear. (RCSD) n Tyrand Santrell Hopper, 26, of 352 Mayse Rd.; charged with assault on a female and resisting a public officer; placed under a 48-hour hold and a $1,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Brian Kevin Cole, 32, of 170 Patches Lane; charged with injury to real property, misdemeanor larceny; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Timothy Dewayne Cole, 33, of 561 Hopper Rd.; charged with injury to real property and misdemeanor larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia; released on a $500 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Michelle Leigh Laws, 32, of 1501 Spindale St.; charged with misdemeanor stalking; placed under a $500 secured bond. (RCSD) n Charles Ray Daniel, 69, of 261 Springdale Drive; charged with assault on a female; released on a written promise to appear. (RCSD) n Christopher Todd Blackstone, 27, of 144 Sherrill Drive, Blacksburg, S.C.; charged with second-degree trespassing and two counts of misdemeanor larceny; placed under a $500 secured bond. (RPD) n Jessica Renee Blackwell, 22, of 119 Lee St., Forest City; charged with driving while impaired and left of center; freed on a custody release. (RPD) n Marrick Jarroid Patterson, 26, of 106 Rice St.; charged with sell/give malt beverage/ wine to minor; released on a written promise to appear. (SPD) n Timothy Shane Hamrick, 38, of 101 Carriage Place; charged with assault on a child under 12; placed under a $500 secured bond. (SPD)

EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 24 E-911 calls Thursday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to three E-911 calls Thursday.

Fire Calls n Cliffside firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. n Forest City firefighters responded to a vehicle fire. n Sandy Mush firefighters responded to a brush fire.

Rebecca Hewitt Doggett, 70, of 250 Short Rd., Ellenboro, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harrelson Funeral Home.

Naomi Littlejohn Naomi Littlejohn, 96, of Henrietta, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 at Hospice House in Forest City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Thompson’s Mortuary.

Ann Grant Ann Bailey Grant, 66, of 826 Redwood Lane, Chester, S.C., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, S.C. Born in Chester, she was a daughter of Massie Bailey Gregory of Chester and the late Johnny J. Bailey. She was a graduate of Chester High School and attended York Technical College. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chester, where she was also a choir member. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, David Grant; two daughters, Cheryl Vance Watson of Forest City, and Tonya Vance Smith of Simpsonville, S.C.; four grandchildren; and five sisters, Doris Ferrell, Joyce Carter and Mary Henderson, all of Chester, Sandra Doster of Irmo, S.C., and Francis Gregory of Union, S.C. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Chester with the Rev. Clay Waldrep officiating. Interment will follow in the Chester Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Barron Funeral Home in Chester. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 102 Church St., Chester, SC 29706. Online condolences www.barronfuneralhome.com.

Deaths Marek Edelman WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the illfated 1943 Warsaw ghetto revolt against the Nazis, died Friday at the age of 90. Most of Edelman’s adult life was dedicated to the defense of human life, dignity and freedom. He fought the Nazis in the doomed Warsaw ghetto revolt and later in the Warsaw city Uprising. And then for decades he fought communism in Poland. His heroism earned him the French Legion of Honor and Poland’s highest civilian distinction, the Order of the White Eagle. The uprising at the Warsaw ghetto was the first act of large-scale armed civilian resistance against the Germans in occupied Poland during World War II. One of the few survivors of three weeks of uneven struggle in the Warsaw ghetto,

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Edelman felt obliged to preserve the memory of the fallen heroes of that first largescale Jewish revolt against the Nazis. Each year, on the revolt’s anniversary, he laid flowers at Warsaw’s monument to the ghetto heroes, and called for tolerance. Edelman was born Jan. 1, 1919 in Homel, which was then in eastern Poland and is now in Belarus. His family soon moved to Warsaw. When the Nazis invaded Poland on Sept.1, 1939, Edelman was member of Bund, a Jewish socialist organization that later masterminded plans for resistance against the occupying Germans. The Germans set up the Warsaw ghetto in November 1940, cramming some 460,000 Jews from the city and from across Poland in inhuman conditions. After a year, almost half the people there had died of disease and starvation. The resistance plans were implemented April 19, 1943, when the Nazis moved to liquidate the ghetto by killing or sending some remaining 60,000 residents to the death camps. But that April, the welltrained German troops encountered unexpectedly fierce resistance from a few hundred young, poorly armed Jewish civilians, determined to die fighting rather than in gas chambers. At the age of 23, Edelman took command of a brushmakers unit, based at a brush factory. They had few guns and no food but were driven by a goal. The ghetto fighters inflicted heavy losses on the Germans, but eventually succumbed. More than 55,000 people were killed or deported to Nazi concentration camps when the uprising failed. The uprising’s leaders were rounded up in a bunker and,

seeing no chance of escape, committed suicide on May 8, 1943. Edelman was not in the bunker. With a small group of survivors, he left through the sewers to the Aryan side of Warsaw, where he found places to hide and helped coordinate Jewish partisan groups in nearby forests. In August and September of 1944, Edelman fought in the Warsaw Uprising, another ill-fated revolt meant to free the capital from Germans ahead of the advancing Red Army. After the war, Edelman became a cardiologist in Lodz. He joined the democratic opposition and the Solidarity freedom movement, and was interned under the Dec.13, 1981, martial law aimed against Solidarity. Charles Houston BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont doctor Charles Houston, who was part of two expeditions to the world’s second-highest peak and studied how the body responds in low-oxygen situations, has died at age 96. Houston, who died Sunday, is perhaps best known for his research on high-altitude medicine and for his attempt to become the first American to summit K2 in Pakistan. Houston never reached the summit but in 1953 his expedition got within 3,000 feet of the iconic peak, turning around only after a team member developed blood clots. The team nearly died descending the mountain. They wrote “K2: The Savage Mountain.”

In 2006, Houston was honored by the Altitude Research Center at the University of Colorado for his contributions to mountain medicine, altitude research and public health. He had founded the Colorado Altitude Research Institute in Keystone.

Esther Bridges McGarity Mrs. McGarity, 89, of Charlotte, NC, died Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at The Haven in Highland Creek following a long period of declining health. Esther was born March 29, 1920, in Rutherford County, NC, daughter of the late Walter Spurgeon and Nancy Noblitt Bridges. She grew up on their dairy farm with four siblings, milking cows and working in the fields during the Great Depression. She attended the public schools of Rutherford County, graduated from Kings College in 1942 and Magna Cum Laude from Queens College in 1987 at the age of 67. Esther was employed as a secretary with various employers for fifty years and was a member of The National Secretaries Association (International), now Professional Secretaries International, for most of her working years. In 1960 she achieved NSA’s Certified Professional Secretary rating, a hallmark of that organization and its successor. She was an active member of St. John’s Baptist Church where she taught an adult women’s Sunday school class for a few years before switching to leadership positions in the Woman’s Missionary Union. She also held membership in Senior Scholars, the Charlotte Chapter of Queens College Alumni Association, and Mecklenburg Senior Democrats. Esther enjoyed homemaking, yard work, serious music and reading. Her main life-long pursuits were continuing education, child welfare, animal rights and environmental protection. Her greatest devotion was to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, followed by love for and loyalty to her family members and friends. Over the years since her retirement, Esther volunteered at Mecklenburg Ministries, Shepherd Center, Eastover School and Crisis Assistance Ministry on a rotating basis. Esther considered her marriage to hter late husband, Paul P. McGarity to be the greatest blessing of her life, second only to her salvation in Jesus Christ, and the next greatest blessing to be the love and companionship of Paul’s relatives: his two sons and their wives who have predeceased her: Paul P McGarity, Jr. and his wife Marilyn and Gene W. McGarity and his wife Ann; his grandchildren: Gene W. McGarity, Jr. of Austin, TX and Lillian McGarity Chapman and her husband Phillip of Charlotte; his great-grandchildren Brett W. McGarity and his wife Sandy of Denver, CO, David Chapman and his wife, Peggy of Charlotte, Mary Woodall Chapman Oakey and her husband Henry of Charlottesville, VA, Laura Ann McGarity and Ross Michael McGarity of Austin, TX; as well as six great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas J. Moss of Forest City, NC in 1961 and Paul P. McGarity of Charlotte in 1968; her brother and sisters, W.K. Bridges or Fayetteville, NC; Wilma B. Herrin of Charlotte, Edith B. Wright of Rutherfordton, NC, and Ruth Bridges Canter of Moravian Falls, NC. She is survived by two brothers-in-law, Edwin J. Canter of Moravian Falls, James Hill of Rutherfordton; two sisters-in law, Betty Bridges Marsh and her husband Harold of Fayetteville and Feddie M. Moss of Forest City; an aunt, Melba M. Bridges of Rutherfordton; three nieces, Barbara B. Smith and her husband Norris of Cary, NC, Rachel C. Yarbrough and her husband Jack of Greensboro, NC, and Nancy W. Dorsey of Rutherfordton; three nieces-inlaw, Carolyn M. Horne and her husband, Russell, Nancy M. Robbins and her husband Jack of Forest City and Jeanne M. Stowe and her husband Alfred of Belmont, NC; four nephews, John E. Herrin and his wife Nanci of Myrtle Beach, SC, Ted J. Wright and his wife Trudy of Texas; Kim Bridges and his wife Donna of Fayetteville, and Timothy Bridges and his wife Donna of Raleigh. She is also survived by numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held Monday, October 5th at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at St. John’s Baptist Church with the Reverend Martha Kearse officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Interment will be prior to the service at at Forest Lawn Cemetery West. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27360, to the Missions Endowment Fund, St. John’s Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Harry & Bryant Company is serving the family. Paid obit


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Health/education Awareness Week: Oct. 4-10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. NAMI (National Alliance On Mental Illness) Rutherford, the local affiliate, can be reached via the web at www.naminc.org, click on affiliates and locate Rutherford. You may also call 288-3820 and leave a message, or email amyz59@ hotmail.com. Flu vaccines: Flu shots will be given Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Double Springs Baptist Church FLC; fee $30; free for those Medicare Part B card; must bring card or a copy; for questions, call Karen Bridges at 704-284-0194; this is a service for the community from Double Springs Baptist Church Health Care Ministry.

Meetings/other NAMI Rutherford meeting: Monday, Oct. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Parish Hall of Saint Francis Episcopal Church, Rutherfordton; participation is encouraged from those living with mental illness, family members/care givers, and mental health professionals; NAMI is a volunteer organization promoting education, support, and advocacy; call 288-3820 for more information. DAR meeting: Griffith Rutherford NSDAR Chapter; Wednesday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m., at VFW Post #5204, 940 Withrow Rd., Forest City. Hours changing: All Rutherford County Convenience Centers will be closed on Sundays, beginning Nov. 1. Also the convenience centers will now close at 7 p.m., beginning Nov. 2.

Reunions Alexander Mills reunion: Saturday, Oct. 3, covered dish meal at 3 p.m.; Four Seasons Farm, 1013 Doggett Rd., Forest City; for anyone who lived or attended church in the old Alexander Mills community; for information call 248-1116. Gettys family reunion: Sunday, Oct. 4, covered dish lunch 1 p.m.; Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church, Ellenboro; for more information call 704-487-5480. Rollins family reunion: Sunday, Oct. 4, Mountain View Baptist Church fellowship building, Hwy. 221 south, Rutherfordton; lunch will be served at 1 p.m.; bring a well-filled basket; contact Todd Rollins at 287-9748 for more information. Bridges family reunion: Descendants of D.C. and Georgia Bridges; Sunday, Oct. 4, covered dish lunch 1 p.m., Corinth Baptist Church FLC, Ellenboro. Hutchins family reunion: Descendants of Joseph and Mary Thomas Vickers Hutchins; Sunday, Oct. 11, covered dish lunch 1 p.m., at Cane Creek Clubhouse, US Hwy. 64, Rutherfordton.

Fundraisers Bake sale: Friday, Oct. 9, all day event at the Spindale Library; large number of baked goods including cookies, muffins and much more; all proceeds to benefit the library; sponsored by The Discovery 4-H Club. Breakfast, yard sale: Saturday, Oct. 10, Union Mills Learning Center; all-you-eat country breakfast 7 to 10 a.m., adults $6; children $2.50; yard sale set up at 6 a.m., the center is located at 6495 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills. Bike run for Children’s Hospital: Saturday, Oct. 10, registration 10 a.m., at S.D.O. Fire Department; the ride goes through Lake Lure and Hendersonville and ends at Side Street Pizza, Tryon; sponsored by Lauren Davis for her senior project at Chase High School; cost $20 per single rider, $15 with donated toy; $5 (or a toy) for each passenger; toys must be new and unwrapped; for information contact Jimmy Davis at 429-0705; all proceeds (including toys) go to the Shiners Children’s Hospital. Fish fry: Friday, Oct. 16, 4 to 8 p.m., Long Branch Road Baptist Church, Shiloh community; not set price; donations accepted; take outs available; proceeds for a new fellowship hall. Benefit program: For Casandra Staley (kidney transplant patient); Sunday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m.; Zion Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Rutherfordton; on program — Bethlehem Young Adult Choir, Simpsonville, S.C.; Rev. Michael Smith & The Voices of Inspiration, Marion; St. John Mass Choir; The Dewberry Family and Green Creek Inspirational Choir, Tryon. Benefit Schooling Horse Show: Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m., at The Squirrel’s Nest Farm, LLC; to benefit the Community Pet Center; for more information contact Deana Gilliam at 429-0688, or Sarah Lawing at 828-447-3405, or via email squirrelsnestfarm@skycatcher.net.

before the new law, that was just up to the discretion of the clerk of court.” Now, the clerk will be able to put the case to a test to see if it warrants a new extension, of up to 60 days. “The test is this, they’re going to inquire as to whether the debtor occupies the real property as his legal residence and if the debtor has made an attempt to resolve the matter before the hearing,” Higginbotham explained. “If they go in with an affidavit that says they’ve tried to work with the lender and they’re not going to work with us, that passes the test of trying to resolve the matter before the hearing. And, of course, if this is a family home that satisfies the first part. The extension can be anywhere from one day to 60 days.” The new law also evens out foreclosure appeal processes, by standardizing the bond rate at 1 percent of the balance due on the loan. Previously, some homeowners had to put up a bond of 100 percent of the amount owed on the loan before they could appeal their foreclosure. “Debt buyers” — or groups that purchase underperforming mortgages at a reduced rate hoping to profit from foreclosure — were also hit by the

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Town Manager Cameron McHargue. “There are some things you can’t use it much for, but as far as repaving streets and patching, that is allowed. You can also do sidewalks, curb and gutter.” This year the town’s breakdown as follows: n Forest City $226,268.28 n Spindale $131,004.06 n Rutherfordton $130,713.49 n Lake Lure $63,559.48 n Bostic $10,245.35 n Ellenboro $22,371.45 n Ruth $11,542.49 Other towns are feeling the pinch as the state cut about 14 percent of their funds. “That is slightly less than what we’ve gotten in the past,” said Lake Lure Town Manager Chris Braund. “Each year those funds are generally all used up with repaving efforts. We’ve already done our first round of repav-

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There are no H1N1 flu vaccines available at this time, but when they arrive, clinics will be announced. White submitted the total of vaccines needed for Rutherford County in August and is waiting notice the vaccines have arrived. The H1N1 vaccine will be given at the health department and at physicians’ offices. “We will schedule the clinics as soon as we vaccines arive,” White added. The following frequently asked questions about the H1N1 Influenza Vaccine, were posted this week on the Center for Disease Control Web site. n When is it expected that the 2009 H1N1 vaccine will be available? The 2009 H1N1 vaccine is expected to be available in the fall. More specific dates cannot be provided at this time as vaccine availability depends on several factors including manufacturing time and time needed to conduct clinical trials n Will the seasonal flu vaccine also protect against the 2009 H1N1 flu? The seasonal flu vaccine is not expected to protect against the 2009 H1N1 flu.

Other new laws that went into effect Oct. 1: n Actions after a couple separates can’t be cause for alienation of affection lawsuits. n Allow a registered veterinary technician and a certified rabies vaccinator to provide rabies vaccinations. n The Wildlife Resources Commission to provide exemptions from hunting licenses for special events when the events are deemed to be consistent with the conservation objectives of the commission. n Allow municipalities to object to the site of an ABC store. n Violations of marine fisheries laws would be reported to officials in other states. n Prohibit the sale of novelty lighters, designed to resemble a cartoon character, toy, gun, watch, musical instrument, vehicle, animal, food or beverage, or play musical notes, in the state. The law was requested by the Child Fatality Task Force. n Prohibit a music group to perform under the name of another group. n Victims of identity theft will have the ability to initiate a credit report freeze. n Local governments can regulate golf carts on their streets and roads.

new law. The debt buyers will be prohibited from threatening to sue if the statute of limitations has expired on old debts. “I’m also running into a lot of people in our community who have fallen into foreclosure protection scams,” Higginbotham added. “People scour the public records and look for those who are in trouble and then they

require cash up front and so forth and it is a disaster. That is a felony in the state to do that, but they advertise on television and people fall prey to it. They don’t care who you are as they’ll take your house even if you’re a 70-year-old widow.”

ing and fixing holes and improving the sides of the roads. We generally do a Fall repaving and a Spring one. We’ve done our Fall one and this tells us what we have left to use on our Spring repaving. Each year our street department prioritizes the needs and this cut means some will have to wait and be at the top of the list next year.” Only certain streets qualify for Powell Bill funds. “We’ve received our notification of the $130,000,” said Rutherfordton Finance Officer Russ Scherer. “And the town council will now decide how they want to spend it.” Although the distribution is down some this year, it still follows the state’s formula. “The state distributes it according to a formula that has to do with the miles of Powell Bill streets in your town,” McHargue said. “It has to have an average width of 16 feet. Generally most all of our town streets meet that requirement. If it is not a state road or a private road it meets those requirements. Most of our town

streets qualify for that.” And while McHargue is acutely aware of the cuts, he is still grateful. “We haven’t added or changed anything on our Powell Bill map for several years that I’m aware of, so we cut back on what we anticipated,” he said. “Our public works usually comes up with priority streets. Mainly what the town has used this for in the past is street repaving.” In Lake Lure, Braund is hopeful that the list he has can be handled in the Spring. “We don’t have any complete entire sections of roads to be done,” Braund said. “That money gets spent for so many square feet of a patch on this road, or redoing a curb on that road. So it isn’t like we’re repaving all of Boy Scout Camp Road or would ever be able to fit it into our budget with Powell Bill Funds.” Towns will list specific streets that need work at future meetings.

n Can the seasonal vaccine and the 2009 H1N1 vaccine be given at the same time? It is anticipated that seasonal flu and 2009 H1N1 vaccines may be administered on the same day. However, we expect the seasonal vaccine to be available earlier than the H1N1 vaccine. The usual seasonal influenza viruses are still expected to cause illness this fall and winter. Individuals are encouraged to get their seasonal flu vaccine as soon as it is available.

ferently than the seasonal influenza vaccine? No. This vaccine will be made using the same processes and facilities that are used to make the currently licensed seasonal influenza vaccines. n Will two doses of vaccine be required? The FDA has approved the use of one dose of 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine for persons 10 years of age and older. This is slightly different from CDC’s recommendations for seasonal influenza vaccination which states that children younger than 9 who are being vaccinated against influenza for the first time need to receive two doses. Infants younger than 6 months of age are too young to get the 2009 H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines. n What will be the recommended interval between the first and second dose for children 9 years of age and under? CDC recommends that the two doses of 2009 H1N1 vaccine be separated by 4 weeks. However, if the second dose is separated from the first dose by at least 21 days, the second dose can be considered valid. n Can seasonal vaccine and novel H1N1 vaccine be administered at the same time? Inactivated 2009 H1N1 vaccine can be administered at the same time.

n Do those that have been previously vaccinated against the 1976 swine influenza need to get vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 influenza? The 1976 swine flu virus and the 2009 H1N1 virus are different enough that its unlikely a person vaccinated in 1976 will have full protection from the 2009 H1N1. People vaccinated in 1976 should still be given the 2009 H1N1 vaccine. n Where will the vaccine be available? Every state is developing a vaccine delivery plan. For more information, see State/Jurisdiction Contact Information for Health Care Providers Interested in Providing H1N1 Vaccine. n Will this vaccine be made dif-

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NASCAR warns Hendrick teams KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — NASCAR has warned Hendrick Motorsports that the cars of Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin came very close to failing post-race inspection following their 1-2 finish at Dover last week. The two Chevrolets owned by Hendrick Motorsports came within less than an inch of surpassing the tolerated measurements on the body of their cars. Martin is currently leading the points, and three-time defending series champion Johnson is second in the standings. The crew chiefs for both drivers say they weren’t cheating, and in-race damage may have caused the cars to creep toward the maximum allowances. NASCAR is not penalizing either team, but they have been warned.

Central’s defense wraps up Chase’s Keyshon Crawford (1) during the football game Friday at Chase. Garett Byers/ Daily Courier

Central blanks Chase, 33-0 Hilltoppers claim county bragging rights

McNair to suicidal youths: Live to see better days NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shortly before former NFL quarterback Steve McNair’s mistress killed him and then herself, he recorded a public service announcement that urges young people thinking about suicide to call a hotline and “live to see better days.” The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities shelved the announcement after McNair’s July 4 death, and it never aired. The state released three versions of it to The Associated Press this week in response to a public records request. In them, McNair says, “Each year too many young people are taking their own lives. So if you’re feeling really down and have even thought about suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK, and live to see better days.”

On TV 9:54 a.m. (ESPN2) English Premier League Soccer Bolton Wanderers vs. Tottenham Hotspur. 12 p.m. (WBTV) (WLOS) College Football Virginia at North Carolina. 12 p.m. (WSPA) College Football Alabama at Kentucky. 12 p.m. (ESPN) (ESPN2) College Football Teams TBA. 1 p.m. (WGN) MLB Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs. 1:30 p.m. (WYFF) PGA Tour Golf Champions — Constellation Energy Senior Players — Third Round. 3 p.m. (TS) College Football Elon at Furman. 3:30 p.m. (WBTV) (WSPA) College Football LSU at Georgia. 3:30 p.m. (WYFF) College Football Washington at Notre Dame. 3:30 p.m. (WSOC) (WLOS) (ESPN) College Football Teams TBA. 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2) NASCAR Racing Nationwide Series — Kansas Lottery 300. 3:30 p.m. (FSS) College Football New Mexico at Texas Tech. 4 p.m. (WHNS) MLB Baseball Teams TBA. 7 p.m. (FSS) NHL Hockey Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins. 7 p.m. (TS) MLB Baseball Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2) College Football Teams TBA. 7:45 p.m. (ESPN) College Football Teams TBA. 8 p.m. (WSOC) (WLOS) College Football Teams TBA.

By SCOTT BOWERS Daily Courier Sports Editor

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Chase’s Davon Hines (8) is wrapped up by Central’s Joe Robles (64) during the football game at Chase Friday.

CHASE — The Hilltoppers claimed the ‘county crown’ with a solid 33-0 win over Chase Friday. The win marked the second consecutive county title for R-S Central, and it was the second week in a row that the Hilltoppers shut out a county opponent, coming just a week after a 24-0 win over East Rutherford. Central’s Oddie Murray scored twice, on runs of 3- and 13-yards, while Leon Brown and William Lynch each added touchdown runs and Dorrien Goode scored from 15 yards out, after he scooped up a fumble and waltzed into the end zone, untouched. Central (6-1, 2-0) will now begin a stretch of four games that will decide if 2009 is merely a good season, or whether it can indeed become a special one. The Hilltoppers will face Freedom, Shelby, Patton and

Burns to end the regular season. For Chase (2-5, 0-2) there is no easy answer. The Trojans were held to six first downs on 143 yards from scrimmage for the game. Chase did have two nice kick off returns (29 yards, 38 yards) and forced the Hilltoppers into three turnovers, but the youthful Trojans were unable to capitalize. The Hilltoppers’ Murray kicked off to Keyshon Crawford to start the game and the Trojans’ speedster raced from his 2-yard line to the Chase 40-yard line with the return. Central’s Jacob Yant and Marqez Carson each took a turn sacking Chase’s Tyreece Gossett, however, as the Hilltoppers quickly forced a three-and-out. The punt, on fourth down, by Chase’s Blake Moffitt traveled just eight yards and the Hilltoppers were set up with a 1st down from the Trojans’ 34. Please see Central, Page 9

Cavaliers shut down Patton By KEVIN CARVER Sports Reporter

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East’s Tyler Hamilton (3) scores a touchdown in the football game against Patton, Friday.

FOREST CITY — East Rutherford bounced back in a big way following its loss to R-S Central last week, beating Patton, 36-14, in a conference clash on Homecoming night Friday. After allowing two scores in the opening period, East Rutherford’s defense closed the door on the Panthers and an explosive offensive attack led the Cavs to a 29-14 halftime lead. The Cavs continued to dominate in the second half. “I thought the offensive line played much better. That’s the first time we’ve kept the same offensive line for two weeks in a row,” East coach Clint Bland said. “I thought the coaches came up with a great defensive plan for the second half and I hope this will give Please see Cavs, Page 9

Avery County rolls past Thomas Jefferson From staff reports

NEWLAND — Avery County took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown, setting the tone for a 51-0 win over an outmanned Thomas Jefferson squad Friday night.

Avery went onto a 16-0 lead after the opening period and were up by 30-0 at the half. They added two scores in the third period and another in the fourth to wrap up the night. “I feel like we made strides this week, especially considering four of

our top five players were out with injuries,” TJCA coach Tony Helton said. Thomas Jefferson started six freshmen in the game. The Gryphons will travel to Madison for a conference clash next week.


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sports

Scoreboard BASEBALL National League East Division W L Pct 92 69 .579 86 73 .541 86 74 .535 68 92 .421 56 103 .352 Central Division W L Pct y-St. Louis 91 68 .572 Chicago 82 77 .519 Milwaukee 77 82 .484 Cincinnati 76 84 .478 Houston 74 86 .465 Pittsburgh 62 97 .386 West Division W L Pct x-Los Angeles 93 66 .585 x-Colorado 91 68 .572 San Francisco 86 73 .541 San Diego 74 85 .465 Arizona 69 91 .428 y-Philadelphia Atlanta Florida New York Washington

Associated Press

North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson (16) pushes off during the second half in Chapel Hill, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in this file photo. North Carolina State won 41-10. Today, the Wolfpack quarterback, Wilson looks to lead NC State past Wake Forest in the conference opener for both teams.

Wilson, Wolfpack open ACC play against rival Wake Forest

RALEIGH (AP) — Wake Forest’s rise to prominence this decade is tied to its penchant for collecting fumbles and interceptions. Mired at .500 this season with a surprisingly woeful turnover margin, the Demon Deacons hope to regain that takeaway tendency when North Carolina State visits Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday. Good luck, with Russell Wilson under center for the Wolfpack. Wilson’s streak of passes without a pick is now at a NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record 364. It’s been more than a calendar year and 13 game since he’s thrown it to the wrong team, and he’s fresh off engineering a two-touchdown comeback last week in the Wolfpack’s thrilling 38-31 win over Pittsburgh. Wake Forest is coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss to Boston College.

Duke Blue Devils

DURHAM (AP) — Maybe the Duke Blue Devils have the No. 6 Virginia Tech Hokies right where they want them. Nobody could blame the Hokies for flying high after their biggest victory in a while. The Blue Devils quietly are feeling good about themselves these days after an easy victory over a Championship Subdivision team. And Duke’s close loss last year in Blacksburg proved to the players that they can hang with the Hokies, after all. The Blue Devils (2-2) aren’t necessarily counting on catching Virginia Tech (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) off-guard and in a post-Miami hangover when they meet Saturday in Duke’s league opener. But they aren’t going out of their way to provoke the Hokies, either.

North Carolina Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL (AP) — North Carolina looks to bounce back from its first loss when it hosts winless Virginia on Saturday. The Tar Heels (3-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost at Georgia Tech last weekend. Their defense couldn’t stop the Yellow Jackets’ spread option while the young offense took a step backward after a strong showing the previous week against East Carolina. Now they’re hosting the Cavaliers (0-3) in search of their first win under coach Butch Davis against Virginia. The Tar Heels have lost nine of 11 meetings in the series. The Cavaliers were off last week after blowing a big lead at Southern Mississippi.

East Carolina Pirates

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Defending champion East Carolina travels to Marshall on Saturday in a Conference USA matchup. The Pirates (2-2, 1-0) ended a two-game skid with a win against Central Florida last week. The Thundering Herd (3-1, 1-0) are coming off a 27-16 win at Memphis, setting the stage for a key East Division league game between unbeaten teams. East Carolina has won three of four meetings, including last year’s overtime victory. Marshall is being led by Darius Marshall, who is averaging 166 yards rushing per game and has five touchdowns. Last week, he had 203 yards and three touchdowns.

GB —  5 1/2  5  24  36  GB —  9 14  15  17  29 1/2 GB —  2  7  19  25 

x-clinched playoff berth y-clinched division Thursday’s Games St. Louis 13, Cincinnati 0 Colorado 9, Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 7, Arizona 3 Washington 2, Atlanta 1 Houston 5, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh at Chicago, ccd., rain Friday’s Games Arizona 12, Chicago Cubs 3 Florida 7, Philadelphia 2 N.Y. Mets 7, Houston 1 Pittsburgh 3 Cincinnati 1 Washington at Atlanta, late Milwaukee at St. Louis, late San Francisco at San Diego, late Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, late Saturday’s Games Arizona (D.Cabrera 0-5) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 11-10), 1:05 p.m. Houston (Bazardo 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (Misch 2-4), 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Villanueva 3-10) at St. Louis (Lohse 6-9), 1:10 p.m. Florida (A.Sanchez 3-8) at Philadelphia (Hamels 10-10), 4:10 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 1-6) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 14-10), 4:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 11-15) at Cincinnati (Cueto 10-11), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 14-7) at San Diego (LeBlanc 2-1), 10:05 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 16-9) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-8), 10:10 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct 102 57 .642 92 67 .579 82 77 .516 75 84 .472 61 98 .384 Central Division W L Pct Detroit 85 75 .535 Minnesota 83 76 .522 Chicago 78 82 .484 Cleveland 65 94 .409 Kansas City 65 94 .409 West Division W L Pct y-Los Angeles 94 65 .591 Texas 86 73 .541 Seattle 83 76 .522 Oakland 75 84 .472 y-New York z-Boston Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore

GB —  10  20  27  41  GB —  2  8  20  20  GB —  8  11  19 

y-clinched division z-clinched wild card Thursday’s Games Minnesota 8, Detroit 3 Texas 11, L.A. Angels 3 Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 2 Boston 3, Cleveland 0 Seattle 4, Oakland 2 Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox 8, Detroit 0 Toronto at Baltimore, late Cleveland at Boston, late N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, late Kansas City at Minnesota, late L.A. Angels at Oakland, late Texas at Seattle, late Saturday’s Games L.A. Angels (Kazmir 9-9) at Oakland (Eveland 2-3), 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 16-8) at Minnesota (Blackburn 11-11), 4:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Garcia 2-4) at Detroit (Figaro 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Richmond 8-10) at Baltimore (Hendrickson 5-5), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 14-7) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 12-6), 7:08 p.m. Cleveland (Laffey 7-8) at Boston (Beckett 16-6), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Tom.Hunter 9-5) at Seattle (RowlandSmith 4-4), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games

FOOTBALL National Football League Glance AMERICAN CONFERENCE East L T Pct PF 0 0 1.000 64 1 0 .667 60 2 0 .333 64 3 0 .000 43

W N.Y. Jets 3 New England 2 Buffalo 1 Miami 0

PA 33 50 72 69

Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston Tennessee

W 3 1 1 0

Baltimore Cincinnati Pittsburgh Cleveland

W 3 2 1 0

Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City

W 3 2 1 0

South L T 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 North L T 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 West L T 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0

Pct 1.000 .333 .333 .000

PF 72 60 65 58

PA 45 69 86 71

Pct PF 1.000 103 .667 61 .333 47 .000 29

PA 53 56 50 95

Pct 1.000 .667 .333 .000

PA 16 64 57 85

PF 62 73 36 48

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF 3 0 0 1.000 80 2 1 0 .667 86 2 1 0 .667 94 1 2 0 .333 40 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 3 0 0 1.000 120 Atlanta 2 1 0 .667 57 Carolina 0 3 0 .000 37 Tampa Bay 0 3 0 .000 41 North W L T Pct PF Minnesota 3 0 0 1.000 88 Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 81 Chicago 2 1 0 .667 57 Detroit 1 2 0 .333 59 West W L T Pct PF San Francisco 2 1 0 .667 67 Seattle 1 2 0 .333 57 Arizona 1 2 0 .333 57 St. Louis 0 3 0 .000 24 N.Y. Giants Dallas Philadelphia Washington

PA 48 61 72 49 PA 56 53 87 91 PA 57 63 54 86 PA 53 48 68 73

Sunday’s Games Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. Seattle at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Baltimore at New England, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Open: Arizona, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Carolina Monday’s Game Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 1 1 0 0 2 4 3 Toronto 1 0 0 1 1 3 4 Buffalo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ottawa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Boston 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 1 1 0 0 2 4 3 Washington 1 1 0 0 2 4 1 Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Carolina 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 1 1 0 0 2 4 3 Chicago 1 0 0 1 1 3 4 Columbus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Detroit 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Calgary 1 1 0 0 2 5 3 Colorado 1 1 0 0 2 5 2 Edmonton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vancouver 1 0 1 0 0 3 5 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dallas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Phoenix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 San Jose 1 0 1 0 0 2 5

New Jersey N.Y. Islanders N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia Pittsburgh

Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Games Washington 4, Boston 1 Montreal 4, Toronto 3, OT Colorado 5, San Jose 2 Calgary 5, Vancouver 3 Friday’s Games Florida 4, Chicago 3, SO St. Louis 4, Detroit 3 Philadelphia 2, Carolina 0 N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago vs Florida at Helsinki, noon St. Louis vs. Detroit at Stockholm, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 3 p.m. Carolina at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Columbus, 7 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 8 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 10 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association Preseason Glance EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 0 0 .000 —  New Jersey 0 0 .000 —  New York 0 0 .000 —  Philadelphia 0 0 .000 —  Toronto 0 0 .000 —  Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 0 0 .000 —  Charlotte 0 0 .000 —  Miami 0 0 .000 —  Orlando 0 0 .000 —  Washington 0 0 .000 —  Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 0 0 .000 —  Cleveland 0 0 .000 —  Detroit 0 0 .000 —  Indiana 0 0 .000 —  Milwaukee 0 0 .000 —  WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 0 0 .000 —  Houston 0 0 .000 —  Memphis 0 0 .000 —  New Orleans 0 0 .000 —  San Antonio 0 0 .000 —  Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 1 0 1.000 —  Minnesota 0 0 .000 1/2 Oklahoma City 0 0 .000 1/2 Portland 0 0 .000 1/2 Denver 0 1 .000 1  Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 0 0 .000 —  L.A. Clippers 0 0 .000 —  L.A. Lakers 0 0 .000 —  Phoenix 0 0 .000 —  Sacramento 0 0 .000 —  Thursday’s Games Utah 103, Denver 87 Friday’s Games Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Partizan at Denver, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games New Jersey vs. New York at Albany, N.Y., 2 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 9 p.m. Women’s National Basketball Association Playoff Glance FINALS (Best-of-5) Indiana vs. Phoenix Phoenix 120, Indiana 116, OT Indiana 93, Phoenix 84, series tied 1-1 Sunday: Phoenix at Indiana, 4 p.m. Wednesday: Phoenix at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. x-Friday: Indiana at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Price Chopper 400 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Kansas Speedway (Car number in parentheses) 1. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 175.758. 2. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 175.279. 3. (25) Brad Keselowski, Chevrolet, 175.205. 4. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 175.2. 5. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 175.041. 6. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 174.984. 7. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 174.786. 8. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 174.746. 9. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 174.712. 10. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 174.656. 11. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 174.627. 12. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 174.61. 13. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 174.576. 14. (42) Juan Montoya, Chevrolet, 174.565. 15. (44) AJ Allmendinger, Dodge, 174.514. 16. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 174.216. 17. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 174.109. 18. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 174.109. 19. (09) Mike Bliss, Dodge, 173.857. 20. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 173.796. 21. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 173.768. 22. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 173.723. 23. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 173.522. 24. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 173.472. 25. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 173.377. 26. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 173.349. 27. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 173.282. 28. (43) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 173.277. 29. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 173.121. 30. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 173.099. 31. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 173.06. 32. (12) David Stremme, Dodge, 172.999. 33. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 172.695. 34. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 172.469. 35. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 172.425. 36. (07) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 172.15. 37. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 172.04. 38. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 171.931. 39. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 171.135. 40. (34) John Andretti, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (96) Erik Darnell, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, Owner Points. 43. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 172.629.

Martin earns another pole in Chase KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Already changed into jeans and a golf shirt, Mark Martin propped his feet up on the chair in front and listened as one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers gushed about his improbable season. Martin seemed to grow more uncomfortable the more Dale Earnhardt Jr. talked, finally breaking into a tight grimace when his former rival’s son said he was pulling for the 50-year-old to win the Chase. He should be used to it by now. Martin’s sentimental run through the Sprint Cup took another turn on Friday,

when the age-defying driver turned a lap of 175.758 mph at Kansas Speedway to earn his career-best seventh pole of the season. “He still has the urge and the yearning to do it as if he were in his first season,” Earnhardt said. “You see guys, their temperament seems to soften over time, but he seems just as excited about going around a race track as he did when he first strapped into a car.” Once a rival to Dale Earnhardt Sr., Martin has never won a season championship, finishing second four times. He’s experienced a racing renaissance this year, winning five races, finishing in the top-10 11

other times to bolt to the top of the Sprint Cup standings. Martin is 10 points ahead of three-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson heading into Sunday’s Price Chopper 400, the third of 10 races in the Chase for the championship. He’ll start on the front row with Earnhardt after maneuvering through blustery winds at Kansas Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval to break his record of poles set in 1989. “Have any of you ever stepped on a cat’s tail?” Martin said. “I have accidentally stepped on cat’s tail before. They make a noise and go really fast. When I stepped on the gas of that No. 5 car today, it was like stepping on a cat’s tail it had so much horsepower.” He wasn’t the only Hendrick Motorsports driver to feel that way. The powerhouse team had the first three qualifiers — Martin, Earnhardt and Brad Keselowski — and had five drivers in the top

11. Jeff Gordon qualified ninth and Johnson, the defending champion at Kansas, was 11th. For Earnhardt, it was a long time coming. The popular driver has struggled this season after switching crew chiefs, failing to win a race, finishing in the top 10 just three times. Using a car that the team christened at Indianapolis in July, Earnhardt earned his best start of the season after being edged out by Martin’s late qualifying run. “We needed that type of performance and have needed it for a long time,” Earnhardt said. “It’s got the guys all excited and we’ll see how goes in tomorrow’s practice.” Keselowski had his best finish a week after being embroiled in a controversy with Chase drive Denny Hamlin during a Nationwide race last week. Keselowski spun Hamlin at the Dover, Del., race and the two exchanged words and shoves during a postrace melee.


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sports East nets win over Freedom

Prep sports

Friday’s Scores PREP FOOTBALL Albemarle 49, West Montgomery 7 Alleghany County 19, Forbush 6 South Point 39, Gastonia Huss 32 Starmount 42, Elkin 12 Mountain Heritage 21, Polk County 7 Cary 40, Morrisville Green Hope 25 Catholic 41, West Mecklenburg 14 Country Day 59, Victory Christian 6 Harding 46, Waddell 12 Independence 38, Ardrey Kell 12 Myers Park 34, East Mecklenburg 24 Olympic 21, Weddington 7 Providence 44, South Mecklenburg 21 Vance 33, Mooresville 13 Clinton 24, Topsail 14 Dillon Christian 47, Village Christian 0 Dunn Midway 3, Lakewood (Salemburg) 0 Durham Riverside 28, East Chapel Hill 17 East Bladen 19, Whiteville 0 East Duplin 9, Northside 7 Byrd 47, Spring Lake Overhills 13 Fuquay-Varina 21, Apex 13 Garner 38, Knightdale 20 Forestview 17, Crest 14 Greenville Rose 16, Rocky Mount 13 Hickory 28, Newton Foard 20 Hickory Ridge 56, Cox Mill 13 Holly Springs 23, Panther Creek 20 Gray’s Creek 42, Union Pines 14 McGuinness 42, N. Raleigh Christian 21 Louisburg 29, Northern Vance 11 Mallard Creek 32, Lake Norman 8 Marshville Forest Hills 48, West Stanly 13 Monroe Piedmont 54, Cuthbertson 7 Mt. Zion Christian Academy 48, Hampton Christian 14 Murphy 55, Cherokee 0 Nash Central 22, Southern Nash 12 Pasquotank County 38, Bertie County 14 Leesville Road 31, Broughton 6 Robbinsville 49, Andrews 13 South Columbus 21, West Columbus 7 South Stanly 35, Chatham Central 7 SEGuilford 35, Randleman 7 SE Raleigh 55, Smithfield-Selma 20 S. Durham 15, Person County 9 Rolesville 10, Enloe 6 Watauga County 20, South Caldwell 15 West Brunswick 24, North Brunswick 22 West Charlotte 19, North Mecklenburg 10 East Rutherford 36, Patton 14 R-S Central 33, Chase 0 Avery 51, Thomas Jefferson 0

MORGANTON — East Rutherford’s women’s tennis team clipped Freedom, Thursday, 5-4. East’s Ansley Henson, Breezy Robertson and Cindy Flores won singles’ match. In doubles play, East’s Henson and Robertson, and Lillie Mayfield and Flores won games. In action from earlier in the week, the Lady Cavs fell to Burns, 8-1, and Shelby, 9-0.

College schedule

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Central’s Cameron Green (35) loses a fumble during the football game against Chase Friday. The Trojans would recover the loose ball.

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Central’s Leon Brown touched the ball twice in a three-play drive before finding the end zone. Brown burst for 24 yards on one carry, and 13 yards on another to lift Central to an early 6-0 lead. Cody Owens chipped in the extra and the Hilltoppers held a 7-0 lead just three minutes into the contest. Chase’s next possession ended in a three-and-out and just when it appeared the Hilltoppers were going in for a commanding lead, Central’s Lynch lost the handle and the Trojans recovered at their own 42 yard line. Again, the Trojans marched RALEIGH (AP) — the wrong way with Aris Smith Ray Emery made 28 saves in his Philadelphia recording his 10th sack on the debut, leading the Flyers season. The three-play drive saw to a 2-0 victory over the the Trojans lose 11 yards before booting away the football to Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night in their Central. The Hilltoppers needed just opener. six plays to cover 43 yards and Jeff Carter and Mike once more find the end zone. Richards scored 22 Brown sped for 11 yards on one seconds apart for Philadelphia. The Flyers carry, while Cameron Green put their first two shots punished defenders on his way for 13, before Murray ended of the second period the drive with a 3-yard plunge. past Cam Ward and Owens tacked on the extra and held on for their eighth win in 10 meetings with the Hilltoppers lead, 14-0, as the first quarter ended. Carolina.

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us momentum going into next weeks game.” After surviving those early stumbles, the Cavaliers’ defense held the Panthers scoreless over the next three periods and held Patton to 41 yards total offense in the second half. The defense ended up with two sacks and two other tackles for loss in those final two periods. Meanwhile, East Rutherford’s Adrian Wilkins gained 143 yards rushing on seven carries and had one touchdown. Tyler Hamilton scored two touchdowns and Tajdre Wilkerson and Zach Price each scored for the Cavaliers.

Hamilton got the Cavaliers off to a great start when he returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. The point after kick by Ryan Bailey made the score 7-0 before the

homecoming crowd had settled into its seats. But Patton answered quickly, taking the ball following the kickoff and marching 61 yards for a score. The Panthers kept the ball on the ground for that 10-play drive, despite missing their leading rusher Brandon Bethel. Bethel injured himself during the team’s warm-up drills. He did come in to play in the second half, but only had three carries for a total of nine yards. It was the Panthers’ Johnny Bristol who took the ball into the end zone from five yards out on a sweep play to cap that first drive. Kevin Stone’s point after kick knotted the score at 7-all. Patton then gained the lead. After holding East Rutherford in check on the next possession, the Panthers took advantage of a short 31-yard punt by the Cavs to get the ball at East Rutherford’s 45.

The Trojans fourth possession of the game would end in disaster. On the fifth play from scrimmage, following two penalties that pushed the ball to the Chase 20, Gossett looked to pitch to Rush McDaniel. The ball kicked off of McDaniel’s jersey and bounced away from the Trojan. Central’s Goode, trailing the action, alertly, scooped up the loose ball and skipped into the end zone from 15-yards out. The Hilltoppers tried a 2-point conversion play, but the attempt failed short of the goal line, leaving Central up, 20-0. Central would score once more following a bizarre sequence in which the two South Mountain Athletic Conference teams committed three straight turnovers, before Central punched into the end zone. The first, was a pass thrown by Chase punter Moffitt on a fake punt attempt. The ball was thrown, slightly, behind the intended receiver and Central’s Darrian Watkins stepped in front of the ball for an interception, at the Hilltoppers’ 40. The Hilltoppers’ Jacob Kinlaw hit Murray on a 30-yard pass completion and then the senior raced 16 yards on a busted play to set up Central at the Chase 14. On the next play, Kinlaw, flushed from the pocket, tossed

The Panthers again needed 10 plays to get into the end zone. Cody Pressley helped key the march with 15 yards in pass receptions that helped the Panthers get down to the 4-yard line where Justin Reed took an inside handoff and broke through the Cavs’ defense for a touchdown. Stone added the point after to end the first quarter with Patton on top 14-7. In the second quarter, East needed just two plays to answer. Hamilton started the set with a six-yard run. Adrian Wilkins followed with a dazzling 67-yard run for a touchdown. Bailey added the extra point to tie the score at 14-14. East Rutherford’s defense, keyed by a sack by Chris Ross, rose up to stop Patton on its next possession and forced a punt. The Cavs got the ball back at their own 43-yard line. After a penalty backed the Cavs up to

a lob pass into the end zone that Chase’s Raheem Hampton picked and returned to the Chase 14. On the very next play, the Trojans’ Crawford coughed up the ball and Watkins landed on the loose pigskin to return possession to the Hilltoppers. Central’s Murray, following an 8-yard pass from Kinlaw to Corey Jimerson, rumbled into the end zone to increase the Central lead. Owens kicked the freebie and the Hilltoppers took a 27-0 lead to the lockers at half. Central would score on its’ first possession of the second half. The Hilltoppers moved 68 yards on just five plays before Lynch went off-tackle from 5-yards out and into the end zone. Owens was unable to attempt a point after, however, after the snap sailed over the holders’ head. The score put Central on top, 33-0. The two teams traded possession on five occasions the remainder of the game, with neither moving the ball with much intensity. Chase was able to crack midfield once in the second half, but a fumble ended the drive. The Trojans will look to regroup before hosting 3A Burns, next Friday. The Hilltoppers will return to the Palace for homecoming against Freedom.

their own 38, Wilkins broke free on another long run, this one a 58-yard dash down to the Panthers’ 4-yard line. Hamilton ran for two yards and Tajdre Wilkerson carried it in on the next a play to give the Cavs the lead again. The Cavs faked the extra point kick and Mikhail Baxter threw to Wilkins for a two point conversion to give the Cavs a 22-14 lead with 5:40 remaining in the first half. The Cavs defense again held Patton to a three and out and got the ball back again at their own 48 yard line. This time the Cavs needed just four plays to score. The touchdown came on a 31-yard run by Tyler Hamilton. Bailey kicked the point after to give the Cavs a 29-14 lead at the half. East added a final touchdown in the fourth quarter. They used a nine-play drive to cover 77 yards and get a score. The

two key plays were two passes from Baxter to Zach Price for 57 total yards. The second was a 34-yard competion for a touchdown with eight minutes remaining to play. Bailey added the point after kick for the 36-14 final margin. The Cavs had two other big drives in the second half, but both ended with missed field goals. On the first, the Cavs drove to the Panthers 8-yard line where they stalled and Bailey came on to try a 25-yard field goal. That kick was wide to the left. On the second, the Cavs drove to the 17 and again had to settle for a field goal try. This one from 34-yards out also went wide to the left. East Rutherford (3-4, 1-1) is off next week.

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Nation Today Man guilty of murder

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has found a man guilty of capital murder in the deaths of his exgirlfriend’s daughter and the girl’s friend. The Austin American-Statesman reports that jurors took less than 20 minutes Friday to find Paul Devoe guilty of murdering 15-yearold Haylie Faulkner and 17-yearold Danielle Hensley at a house in Jonestown in August 2007. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Devoe also is accused of killing Haylie’s mother and her mother’s boyfriend at the home, a bartender in Marble Falls, and an elderly woman near State Line, Pa.

Prison break plotted

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a gang leader had developed an elaborate plot to escape from prison in a homemade helicopter flown by his underlings. The Tennessean of Nashville reported Friday that the case against one of the gang leader’s associates, 35-year-old Faith Readus, will be heard by a grand jury. She is accused of researching different types of helicopters and flight training. Authorities say the plot was orchestrated by Jamal Shakir, who hoped to renew his Rollin’ 90 Crips

criminal enterprise. He was convicted in May 2008 of orchestrating a nationwide drug ring, laundering money and killing nine people.

Letterman plot foiled

This was a bad first date PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit man has been sentenced to at least two years in prison for stealing a woman’s car after skipping out on the check during their first date. Twenty-four-year-old Terrance McCoy was sentenced Friday in Oakland County Circuit Court to two to 10 years in prison. Police say McCoy dined with the 27-year-old Southfield woman on April 24. The woman told investigators McCoy said he forgot his wallet in her car and asked for the keys. Police say McCoy then took off in the car.

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cies, you have the right and you should ask for photo identification.” In March, Amalia Tabata Pereira was accused of taking a 2-month-old girl from a woman at a health clinic in Plant City, Fla., east of Tampa. Police said she told the baby’s parents she was an immigration official and that they were going to be deported. She was arrested a day later and turned the baby over to authorities. Abductions of infants by strangers are rare, with only nine reported cases so far this year and five last year, according to the missing child center. Nahirny said immigrant families have been targets of child abductions because of the assumption they will not tell police. Gurrolla is Latina but her immigration status isn’t clear. She was stabbed several times in the neck and chest and was released from the hospital Thursday. Nahirny said the profile of an infant abductor is typically a woman who may be married or living with someone and may be faking a pregnancy in a desperate attempt to improve her relationship. Until the 1990s, most infant abductions occurred in hospitals, but with improved security in maternity wards, it has become more common for infants to be taken from homes, she said.

Chicago’s Olympic dream ends with first vote ouster

NEW YORK (AP) — A CBS News employee pleaded not guilty Friday to trying to blackmail David Letterman for $2 million in a plot that spurred the TV host to acknowledge sexual relationships with women who worked on his show. Robert J. “Joe” Halderman, a producer for the true-crime show “48 Hours,” entered the plea in a Manhattan court as he was arraigned on one count of attempted first-degree grand larceny.

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Immigration agent ploy has been used before NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The search for a Tennessee newborn whose mom says he was kidnapped by a woman posing as an immigration agent entered its fourth day Friday, and a missing child expert said similar ploys have been used in other abductions. Yair Anthony Carillo was taken from his home Tuesday, just four days after he was born to 30-year-old Maria Gurrolla. She says a heavyset white woman with blonde hair arrived at her home posing as an immigration agent, attacked her with a knife, then took the boy. On Friday, investigators released a sketch of the suspect developed with Gurrolla’s help and said it will be posted on billboards in Tennessee and other Southeastern states. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said leads in the case have begun to diminish and the billboard is intended to spur more tips from the public. Cathy Nahirny, a senior analyst for infant abduction cases at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, said there have been at least two other recent cases where an abductor used the same ploy. “We need to get the word out to our immigrant communities,” Nahirny said. “Anybody that claims they are from federal law enforcement agen-

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Kristin Helm speaks Friday in Nashville, Tenn., about developments in the case of Yair Anthony Carillo, who was taken from his home Tuesday, just four days after he was born to 30-year-old Maria Gurrolla.

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COPENHAGEN (AP) — Chicago was expected to be one of the last two cities in the race. Instead, it was the first to go. In one of the biggest upsets in International Olympic Committee voting history, Chicago was eliminated in the first ballot Friday for the 2016 Olympics on Friday. Not even the presence of President Barack Obama and the first lady — nor a long list of celebrities — was enough to help the United States’ third-largest city. “It just wasn’t our day to win,” said Pat Ryan, chairman of Chicago’s organizing committee. “That’s just the way it goes. Some days you win, some days you don’t.” This was one of the strongest, most united bids the United States had ever submitted, and it had full government support — all the way to the White House. The Obamas’ home is just a few steps away from where Chicago organizers had planned to put the stadium, and they were longtime supporters of the plan. Obama was the first sitting president to lobby in person at a bid city vote, taking time out from the health care debate and flying overnight. He arrived less than an hour before Chicago’s presentation, and made an

Happy 1st Birthday Hannah Mae Parker (September 28th, 2009)

emotional plea for his adopted hometown, saying the United States is at its best when it opens its arms to the world. Michelle Obama did one better, spending two days meeting IOC members one-on-one. Many seemed charmed by her, and her personal stake in the games as someone who grew up on Chicago’s South Side. Though Ryan had cautioned about the danger of the first round, few expected the American city to end up anywhere but the finals. Chicago’s plan was athlete friendly, putting 90 percent of them within 15 minutes of their venues. Instead of grand new buildings that would have little use after the games, Chicago was going to use existing or temporary venues, protecting against the large cost overruns that have plagued Vancouver and London. Though eventual winner Rio de Janeiro had been considered the front-runner after the IOC’s evaluation commission’s report was released, Chicago had picked up momentum in the last few days, particularly with the first lady’s lobbying effort. Indeed, oddsmakers had listed Chicago as favorites as late as Friday morning.

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948 1,731 132 2,811 33 16 2,407,502,067

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Total Assets Obj ($Mlns) NAV

Total Return/Rank Pct Min Init 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt

CI 107,798 LG 61,595 IH 56,167 LG 53,656 WS 52,603 LB 50,934 MA 46,710 LB 46,485 LB 45,011 LV 39,993 LB 39,179 FB 38,005 LV 37,399 FV 35,309 FG 31,833 WS 30,481 CI 28,858 MA 28,488 LB 28,315 CA 27,764 LG 27,170 CI 26,918 MA 26,324 LB 26,060 LB 24,330 MB 23,586 FB 23,301 LB 23,263 LV 14,574 LB 9,356 LB 4,080 GS 1,232 LV 1,214 SR 408 LG 185

+1.6 +18.1/A +3.1 +0.2/C +2.0 +0.8/D +4.2 -2.2/D +4.4 +4.2/B +3.5 -4.4/C +2.2 +0.4/D +2.3 -2.3/B +3.2 -5.5/D +3.2 -3.0/B +3.2 -5.4/C +4.7 +11.0/A +2.4 -10.5/D +4.6 +8.0/B +3.4 -0.2/E +3.7 +6.2/B +1.6 +17.8/A +1.9 -0.2/D +3.6 -1.2/B +3.3 +12.9/A +4.6 +4.0/A +1.6 +9.4/D +2.2 +5.6/B +3.2 -5.4/C +3.5 -4.3/C +2.2 +6.7/A +3.6 +6.2/B +3.2 -5.4/C +2.4 -7.5/C +3.0 +3.2/A +2.0 -8.2/E +0.4 +6.4/B +2.2 -4.5/B +9.3 -25.8/D +3.3 +3.4/B

10.93 25.25 45.99 52.97 31.94 25.26 14.57 23.88 94.52 88.58 93.91 36.56 22.52 30.39 26.50 23.86 10.93 15.30 29.98 1.95 62.17 11.80 27.36 94.52 25.27 29.45 13.80 93.91 19.35 27.88 32.24 10.49 2.76 12.24 13.76

+7.0/A +2.7/A +4.4/C +4.3/A +6.9/A +0.8/B +2.6/B +1.2/B 0.0/C -0.2/C +0.1/C +8.8/A -0.7/D +7.1/A +4.8/C +6.0/A +6.7/A +1.7/C +3.8/A +3.4/B +4.5/A +2.7/E +4.7/A +0.1/C +0.9/B +3.9/A +6.6/A +0.2/C +0.5/B +3.8/A +0.6/B +4.6/A -1.8/E +0.2/C -0.5/D

NL 5,000,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 NL 3,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 3,000 NL 2,500 NL 5,000,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 NL 2,500 5.75 250 NL 5,000,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 4.25 1,000 NL 2,500 3.75 250 NL 10,000 NL 100,000 NL 100,000 NL 2,500 NL 3,000 NL200,000,000 NL 2,500 5.50 1,000 5.75 1,000 1.50 1,000 4.25 2,500 5.75 1,000 4.75 0

CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar.

Stocks decline again, but losses modest

Recruiter for Waffle House, Tim Broadwater, center, talks with a job fair attendee in Richmond, Va., Friday,. The unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in September, the highest since June 1983, as employers cut far more jobs than expected.

By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS and SARA LEPRO AP Business Writers

NEW YORK — Stocks posted modest losses Friday after a disappointing monthly jobs report brought fresh concerns that a recovery in the troubled labor market may be a long way off. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for a fourth straight day, losing 22 points a day after tumbling 203 points following weak reports on manufacturing and weekly claims for jobless benefits. The latest poor report came from the Labor Department, which said employers cut 263,000 jobs last month. That was more than the 201,000 cut in August and worse than the 180,000 economists were expecting. The unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent, in line with forecasts. “There’s been a lot of talk particularly in the last couple of months that we’re seeing a turnaround in unemployment, and obviously that’s not the case,” said Dan Cook, senior market analyst at IG Markets in Chicago. Meanwhile, a surprise drop in factory orders extended the recent string of disappointing economic readings. The Commerce Department said factory orders fell 0.8 percent in August following a 1.4 percent gain in July. Analysts had been expecting a 0.7 percent increase. The market’s optimism has been tested this week by a number of economic indicators that have either weakened or fallen short of expectations, a disappointment after several months of hopeful signs on key industries like housing and manufacturing. That has led investors to question whether the 50 percent surge in stocks over the past six months can be sustained. According to preliminary calculations, the Dow fell 21.61, or 0.2 percent, to 9,487.67, after falling as much as 79 points. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 4.64, or 0.5 percent, to 1,025.21, and the Nasdaq composite index fell 9.37, or 0.5 percent, to 2,048.11. For the week, the Dow and the S&P 500 index each lost 1.8 percent, while the Nasdaq fell 2 percent. Two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.4 billion shares compared with 1.6 billion Thursday. Stocks are coming off a banner third quarter. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 index gained 15 percent in the July-September period. It was the Dow’s best quarter since 1998. The fourth quarter may not be as stellar. Analysts expect the market to drift over the next couple of weeks as investors await quarterly earnings reports from companies and their forecasts on business activity in the coming months. Yields on long-term Treasurys moved off their lowest levels since the spring. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite its price, rose to 3.22 percent from 3.18 percent late Thursday. The dollar was mixed against other currencies. Gold prices edged higher to $1,004.30. Crude oil fell 87 cents to settle at $69.95 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. In other trading, the Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 3.55, or 0.6 percent, to 580.20.

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MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg ETrade 1397527 1.68 +.08 PwShs QQQ1304334 40.88 -.12 UAL 644526 7.21 -.03 Intel 557845 18.97 +.07 Microsoft 506728 24.96 +.08 Comcast 451621 15.24 -.43 Oracle 414970 20.34 -.02 Cisco 414850 22.67 -.42 Qualcom 342655 41.44 -1.26 Yahoo 316032 16.84 -.55 Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

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National jobless rate hits 9.8 WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in September, the highest since June 1983, as employers cut far more jobs than expected. The report shows that the worst recession since the 1930s is still inflicting widespread pain and underscores one of the biggest threats to the nascent economic recovery: that consumers, worried about job losses and stagnant wages, will restrain spending. Consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of the nation’s economy. Most analysts expect the economy to continue to improve, but at a slow, uneven pace. Government stimulus efforts, such as the Cash for Clunkers auto rebates, likely boosted the economy in the July-September quarter, but economists worry that growth will slow once the impact of such programs fades. “Consumers ... are going to struggle to increase their income,” said Brian Fabbri, North American chief economist for BNP Paribas. “If they’re struggling, they’re not consuming. That just takes some of the legs out of recovery.” The Labor Department said Friday that the economy lost a net total of 263,000 jobs last month, from a downwardly revised 201,000 in August. That’s worse than Wall Street economists’ expectations of 180,000 job losses, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters. The unemployment rate rose from 9.7 percent in August,

matching expectations. If laid-off workers who have settled for part-time work or have given up looking for new jobs are included, the unemployment rate rose to 17 percent, the highest on records dating from 1994. All told, 15.1 million Americans are now out of work, the department said. And 7.2 million jobs have been eliminated since the recession began in December 2007. The department said 571,000 of the unemployed dropped out of the work force last month, presumably out of frustration over the lack of jobs. That sent the participation rate, or the percentage of the population either working or looking for work, to a 23-year low. The unemployment rate would have topped 10 percent if the labor force hadn’t shrank, Fabbri said. Older, laid-off workers are dropping out and requesting Social Security at a faster-thanexpected pace, according to government officials. The Social Security Administration said earlier this week that applications for retirement benefits are 23 percent higher than last year, while disability claims have risen by about 20 percent. Meanwhile, the number of people out of work for six months or longer jumped to a record 5.4 million, and they now make up almost 36 percent of the unemployed — also a record. Persistent joblessness could pose political problems for

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President Barack Obama, who pushed through an ambitious $787 billion stimulus package in February intended to “save or create” 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010. “We still think the overall trend is moving in the right direction,” said Christina Romer, chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Republicans note that job losses have continued despite the stimulus. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that even if the economy were to grow at a 3 percent pace in the coming quarters, it would not be enough to quickly drive down the unemployment rate. Bernanke said the rate is likely to remain above 9 percent through the end of 2010. Besides the sagging jobs market, other potential obstacles to a smooth recovery include wary consumers, the troubled commercial real estate market, and a tight lending environment for individuals and businesses, said Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Hourly earnings rose by a penny last month, while weekly wages fell $1.54 to $616.11, according to the government data. The average hourly work week fell back to a record low of 33 in September. That figure is important because economists are looking for companies to add more hours for current workers before they hire new ones.

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States not giving schools aid, new report reveals

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky gestures during a news conference on health care reform legislation, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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GOP attack but offer no plan By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Even as Republicans pummel President Barack Obama’s health care proposals, some GOP leaders worry their party is being hurt by a Democratic counterattack: Where is your plan? Republican leaders chose not to draft their own comprehensive bill, focusing instead on attacking Democrats’ plans as too costly and bureaucratic. Some prominent Republicans now fear they are getting tagged as the “party of no,� and they want the GOP to offer more solutions to the nation’s health care problems. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential GOP presidential contender in 2012, said it’s time for Republicans “to pivot and say, in addition to emphasizing what we oppose, here are our proposals� for health care. The two parties can agree on some important improvements, he said in an interview Thursday, but Democrats must trim their proposed costs. Democrats, meanwhile, see a rare chance to go on the offensive in the debate, which has sometimes seemed dominated by fiery attacks on Obama’s proposals. “The Grand Old Party’s coffers are empty when it comes to health care reform,� Sen.

Richard Durbin of Illinois, the Democrats’ second-ranking Senate leader, said Thursday. A new CBS-New York Times poll found that only 14 percent of Americans think Republicans have clearly explained their plans to change the health care system, while 76 percent do not. Obama’s numbers were better, though not stellar: 37 percent yes, 55 percent no. Aware of the criticisms, House Republican leaders have compiled lists of bills and principles that various colleagues have offered this year. Most are narrowly focused, although a 268page bill by Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., covers an array of health care topics. Democrats scoff at the Republican proposals, calling them skimpy outlines that would do little if anything to make health care more affordable and efficient. The Republicans’ repeated calls for health-related tax cuts, without credible spending cuts to offset them, would dramatically increase the deficit, Democrats say. They note that no major GOP proposal has been subjected to scrutiny by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which has given cost estimates for the Democratic proposals. Speaking to union activists recently about health care,

Obama taunted his Republican critics. “What’s your answer?� he asked. “What’s your solution?� “You know what?� he continued. “They don’t have one.� Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters Friday that Republicans have not offered their own bill because “we’re not in the majority. The majority has the responsibility to go forward.� Republicans will offer numerous amendments, including efforts to limit medical malpractice suits, when a health care bill reaches the Senate floor this month, he said. Privately, Republican lawmakers have debated the pros and cons of offering their own comprehensive legislation in the Democratic-controlled Congress. A leader on the issue, Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said on June 17, “I guarantee you, we will bring you a bill that costs far less, far less than the Democrats’ and will provide better results for the American people.� A month later, Blunt seemed to have changed his mind. “Our bill is never going to get to the floor,� he wrote in a blog, “so why confuse the focus? We clearly have principles; we could have language, but why start diverting attention from this really bad piece of work they’ve got to whatever we’re offering right now?�

WASHINGTON — An internal watchdog at the Education Department says states are using money from the economic stimulus to plug budget holes instead of boosting aid for schools. President Barack Obama did not intend for state lawmakers to simply cut state education spending and replace it with stimulus dollars. But Congress made that tough to enforce, and the Education Department’s inspector general said in a memo Thursday that some states are doing it. That means instead of getting extra help to weather tough times, school districts and colleges could wind up with the same level of state aid or with cuts, even as local tax revenues plummet. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said some states are flouting the president’s wishes. “From the very beginning, we have made it clear that this education stimulus funding is intended to supplement local education dollars, not replace them,� Duncan said in a statement. “When the spending reports are made public in October, states will be held accountable by the public and the department on how they used education funding,� Duncan said. Duncan has also said that those states may hurt their chances at extra stimulus dollars from a $5 billion competitive grant program. The money is to reward states and school districts that adopt initiatives Obama supports, such as charter schools and teacher pay tied to student performance. Duncan alone has control over the $5 billion incentive fund. And in some cases, he may be able to withhold other stimulus dollars that have been allocated for a particular state The inspector general’s office singled out Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania for cutting state spending on education and replacing it with stimulus dollars. Pennsylvania lawmakers have not yet finalized the state budget. A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Education Department, Michael Race, said education spending won’t be clear until lawmakers complete the state budget. A spokesman for the Massachusetts department of education, Jonathan Palumbo, said his state’s plan for spending the stabilization dollars was approved by the Education Department and was in compliance with the stimulus rules. “The intent of these stimulus funds is to stabilize education funding in these unprecedented economic times,� Palumbo said. “We funded education at record levels ... this year while almost every other area of state government was cut.� Congress included $100 billion for education in the stimulus law earlier this year.

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Insomnia puts strain on couple Dear Abby: I have been with my boyfriend, “Simon,” for a year and a half. He’s a good person, but my problem is I suffer from insomnia and have a hard time staying asleep. It is extremely frustrating — not to mention lonely — lying in the dark. I start to think about crazy things and it scares me. If it gets really bad I wake Simon up, but he doesn’t understand. He starts going off on me for waking him, to the point that I’m reduced to tears. Then he goes back to sleep. What should I do? This is a disorder that is going to be with me for some time. Simon doesn’t seem to care despite my numerous attempts to explain it to him. I know people hate being awakened from a sleep, but he’s my significant other. Isn’t he supposed to help me out? — Anxious Dear Anxious: Of course he should. However, because he is either unwilling or unable to offer the emotional support you need to help you through your night terrors, you are going to have to help yourself. That’s why I’m recommending you talk to your physician about a referral to the nearest sleep disorder clinic. You need to understand and overcome whatever is keeping you up, because both you and Simon need a good night’s sleep to remain healthy and effective during the daytime Dear Abby: My fiance and I are

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

being married in about a month. Some friends in another country (who don’t speak English) offered to design and give us our rings as a wedding gift. They asked whether we wanted white or yellow gold, and we specified white or a combination of both — but not yellow by itself. Yellow gold is what my parents used to wear — and they had a terrible relationship and an even worse divorce. The rings arrived and they are beautiful, but they are yellow gold! I’m assuming something was lost in translation. I know a marriage isn’t about the rings, but I had my heart set on wearing ones unlike my parents’. I don’t think anything can be done at this point, and I don’t want to raise an objection about such a generous gift. Have you any words of wisdom to help me overcome my hang-ups and this silly feeling of disappointment? — Feeling Shallow Dear Felling Shallow: Your parents had a rotten marriage, but their rings had nothing to do with it. We create our own symbols and attach meaning to them.

Sense of smell troubles woman Dear Dr. Gott: I’m an 81-year-old female in reasonably good health. I do my own housework, drive my own car, handle most of my yard work, and walk for exercise. I have never smoked or used alcohol; however, for the past two years, I have had problems with smells and taste to the point where I cannot eat some foods that I used to eat all the time. Smells that bother me are fumes from the gas range when it first starts up, liquid antibacterial soaps, perfumes and fabric dryer sheets. My throat is always red, and there is a spot on the top of my head on the right side that pains on occasion. I have no idea if this is related to my smell and taste problem. I had an MRI on my head, allergy tests, had my sinuses checked, and still have no answers. I take Vytorin and fish oil for cholesterol, Levothyroxine for my thyroid, Nifedical for hypertension, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, a B complex,

PUZZLE

Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott

vitamin E and calcium. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Dear Reader: Foods, flowers, the ocean, a crisp winter morning, fresh rain and thousands of other things bring us unending pleasure because of our ability to taste and smell. These senses also have the ability to warn us of dangers such as fire, strong chemicals and more. There are several possible reasons for a loss of smell and taste. The first that comes to mind is nasal polyps blocking your sinus passages, infection, inflammation, some prescribed or over-the-counter medications, or even Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

IN THE STARS

Your Birthday, Oct. 3;

Your basic character has undergone constructive changes in the past few years, making you more self-reliant. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Interestingly, being free to make your own choices will be important to you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Be mindful of your attitude when some extra responsibilities are thrown at you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — In the presence of an abrasive and forceful individual, be smart and don’t attempt to challenge this person’s views. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — People who throw their weight around will be more distasteful than usual. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It won’t do any good to use anger to cover up a weak position. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — A resentful arrangement might develop that makes you the giver and another the taker. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Of course, you can expect problems if you are cantankerous or quarrelsome and not cooperative. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — It won’t do any good to look for a scapegoat when you paint yourself into a corner. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — When it comes to playing a social game with your friends, don’t let winning become more important. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — It is vital that you employ only tactics of which you can be proud. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Take care that you don’t act like a know-it-all. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Pack away your credit cards, or you’re likely to overwork more than one.


14 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Saturday, October 3, 2009 14 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, SATURDAY, October 3, 2009

NATION/WORLD

Obama, Afghan commander huddle in Denmark By JULIE PACE and LARA JAKES Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — At a pivotal point in the administration’s Afghanistan strategy, President Barack Obama and his top Afghan war commander met privately aboard Air Force One Friday for a talk the White House described as productive. The 25-minute meeting with Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, aboard Air Force One as it waited to carry the president home from Denmark, gave Obama a chance to step outside the circle of advisers he has convened to study the problem of Afghanistan. His war council has been sharing differing opinions on whether the U.S. should send thousands more troops to tamp down the Taliban, or shift to a narrower focus on al-Qaida in neighboring Pakistan. The Copenhagen meeting was an extension of those war council sessions “as we reassess and reevaluate moving forward in Afghanistan,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters afterward. No decisions were made at their meeting, Gibbs said. Obama was in the Danish capital to pitch Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic games, and McChrystal was summoned there from London, where he gave a speech on Thursday warning that insurgents are gaining strength in Afghanistan and the U.S. needs to increase its efforts there. Hours after Obama and McChrystal met, the Pentagon said that the general’s official request for more troops for the war will not be sent to the White House until next week at the earliest. At issue is Obama’s looming decision to stick with the current mission in Afghanistan — which

Associated Press

President Barack Obama meets with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, Friday, aboard Air Force One in Copenhagen, Denmark. This photo was provided by the White House.

could require adding as many as 40,000 additional U.S. troops — or scale back the military option and expand operations targeting terrorists in Pakistan. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said Friday that McChrystal’s troop request is still at the Pentagon and a decision is not imminent. “I don’t see anything in the short term. It is exceptionally, closely held,” he said. Without citing numbers publicly, McChrystal has said more troops are needed to “buy time” for the Afghan military and police forces to prepare to take control of the country in 2013. The meeting was the third conversation between the two since McChrystal disclosed in a television interview that aired Sunday that he had spoken with Obama only once since taking over the U.S.

military efforts in Afghanistan. Obama tapped McChrystal in May to replace ousted Gen. David McKiernan. Obama and McChrystal spoke on Wednesday before Obama convened a meeting later that day of his war council, which McChrystal joined by video conference. The president had long been expected to approve McChrystal’s plan to mount a military push against the Taliban in Afghanistan. But waning public support for the war and concern about his top commanders’ call for as many as 40,000 more U.S. troops has exposed emerging fault lines inside the White House. It’s possible that Obama will decide on a hybrid strategy that keeps in place the 68,000 U.S. combat troops who are already in Afghanistan, while adding more military trainers and ramping up strikes on al-Qaida leaders in Pakistan. Obama’s strategy review was prompted in part by a critical assessment of the war effort that McChrystal sent him last month. On Wednesday, Obama chaired a meeting of his top military and national security advisers, pressing them for their views on how to proceed. Military commanders support the current strategy of targeting the Taliban, but other key officials are divided. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and special Afghan and Pakistan envoy Richard Holbrooke appeared to be leaning toward supporting a troop increase, while White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Gen. James Jones, Obama’s national security adviser, appeared to be skeptical of troop increases.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of JULIA ANN COPELAND, late of Lake County, Florida, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the said estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 3rd day of January, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 3rd day of October, 2009. Timothy Morris William T. Jarvis 9605 Silver Lake Drive Leesburg, Florida 34788 Jarald N. Willis, Attorney 120 East Court Street Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139

2BR/1.5BA Cabin in Gilkey community Cent. h/a. No inside pets! 828-437-6754 Nice, above average rental 2BR/1.5BA Multi purpose sunroom, Historical home, all new updates. Exc. neighborhood! Close to hospital, walking distance to downtown Rfdtn. No pets! Ref’s. $650/mo + $650 dep. 429-3092

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PRN Registered Nurses, LPN’s and Certified Nursing Assistants needed for the Hospice House and Hospice Home Care program Apply at the Carolina Event and Conference Center 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City Monday-Friday 8am until 5pm or email resume to klowery@hospiceofrutherford.org

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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, SATURDAY, October 3, 2009 — 15 Yard Sales

Yard Sales

3 FAMILY SALE FC: 170 Greenbriar Dr. (Weatherstone) Sat. 8:30A-1P Broyhill sofa like new $75, nice clothes, lamps, drapes, and much more! 111 Issac Dr. Chase (area off Trojan Lane) Sat. 7A-until Primary teaching materials, men’s/ladies clothing (large/extra large), girls (8-12), household and more! YARD SALE FC: 411 Vance Street Sat. 9A-2P Clothes, crafts, tools and more!

2 FAMILY YARD SALE Forest City 595 Tanners Grove Rd. Sat. 7A-til Too much to mention! 3 FAMILY FC: 149 Firethorne Dr. (off Trojan Lane) Sat. 7A-until Projector and screen, oil heater, fine china, chairs, clothes, more! 4 FAMILY FC: 723 Harrill Dairy Rd. Sat. 7:30A-11:30A Clothes, shoes, jewelry, household items, baby clothes and much more!

NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 44A, various items of personal property contained in warehouse numbers: D-7, F-10, G-10, K-25, G-7 and G-25 will be sold at public auction at Rutherford Self Storage on Tryon Road, Rutherfordton at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 17, 2009. D -7.........Donna Macopson F-10........Greg Ledford G -10......Sharon Goode K-25 .......Steve Hughes

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3 FAMILY FC: Long Branch Rd. (off of Poors Ford Rd.) Saturday 8A-until Clothes, what nots and much more!

4 FAMILY Ruth turn right at lite on 64 turn right on Young St. follow signs. Sat. 7Auntil Baby items, household items, misc.

BIG YARD SALE FC: 119 Kent Dr. (behind Mario’s, just off Hardin Rd.) Sat. 8A-1P Household, big variety of items!

3 FAMILY SALE at Discount Furniture of RC FC: 290 Withrow Rd. Sat. 7:30A-until Household, girls (3T-juniors), boys (4T-5T-4), women and men’s clothing, toys, washer/dryer, stove, much, much more!

BIG Intersection of Poors Ford and Hwy 221, Sat. 8A-12P Baby furniture, bunk beds, children’s name brand clothes, scrubs and more!

Estate Sale FC: 267 Coffey Rd. (off Mount Pleasant Church Rd.) Sat. 8A-til Clothing, household items! Rain date 10/10! 248-3806

3 FAMILY Spindale Bill Self Auto Sales Sat. 6:30A-11A Shop with us before you go to the Octoberfest! Large variety! 5 FAMILY YARD SALE at Patz Salon 231 Oak St., FC Sat. 7:30A-til Household, antiques, children’s clothes, toys (lots), jewelry, designer clothing (Lauren, Hollister, Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Kasper- all sizes). Too much to list!

BIG SALE Forest City: 302 Knollwood Dr. Saturday 8A-until Lots of Stuff! Forest City Fire Dept. Multi Family Yard Sale Sat. 7:30A-until Furniture, household items, clothes: women’s, men’s, children’s (all sizes) HUGE 3 FAMILY Caroleen: 128 Lavista Circle (off of Kelly Rd.) Sat. 7A-until Crib, highchairs, new baby clothes, lots of toys, Little Tykes, books, clothes and lots of everything!

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of RALPH D. REID JR. of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said RALPH D. REID JR. to present them to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of December 2009 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 26th day of September, 2009.

Having qualified as Ancillary Executor of the estate of BASIL KENNETH PRICE of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said BASIL KENNETH PRICE to present them to the undersigned on or before the 19th day of December 2009 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 19th day of September, 2009.

David Earl Reid, Executor 107 Pintail Court Moore, SC 29369

Lisa Catherine Price Green, Ancillary Executor 5111 Williamsburg Blvd. Arlington, VA 22207

Yard Sales

FIRST TIME EVER Multi Family Yard Sale 1190 Hwy 120 near Earls Save-More Saturday 7A-until Something for everyone! Five family yard sale FC: 455 Byers Road Saturday 8A-until Nascar collectibles, Princess House, teddy bears, clothes of all sizes! YARD/BAKE SALE Forest City: 230 Mountain View St. Thurs.-Sun. 7A-until Collectibles, clothes, ab lounger, weight bench & weights. Something for everyone!

GARAGE SALE inside/outside FC: New Jerusalem Rd. (off Chase High Rd.) Sat. 8:00A-until Lawnmowers, Princess House, electric wheelchairs, TV, movies, jewelry GARAGE SALE Rfdtn: 151 Davenport Rd. (off Poors Ford Rd.) Fri. 7A-7P & Sat. 7A-until Girls toddler clothes, Nascar items, woodworking tools HUGE 3 Family FC: 1415 Old Henrietta Rd. Sat. 10/3 7A-until Household items furniture, clothes and misc. items!

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 331 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by KENNETH HANCOCK AKA KENNETH M HANCOCK unmarried to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated November 28, 2006 and recorded on November 29, 2006 in Book 929 at Page 457, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on October 14, 2009 at 12:00PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL of Lot 638 as shown on survey by R.L. Greene, PLS entitled "GreyRock Subdivision" Phase 3 C as recorded in Plat Book 27 at Page 160, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 27 Page 08 through 11 revised in Plat Book 27 Pages 159 through 162, of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot 638. Subject to the grading easement of Scenic Park Drive to it's full length.

MULTI FAMILY Gaffney: 1794 Cliffside Hwy (221A, at the state line) Saturday 7A-Noon Furniture, clothes, a little bit of everything! MULTI FAMILY FC 210 Holly Hills Dr. (off Bethany Church Rd.) Saturday 7A-12P Appliances, furniture, exercise equipment, and much more! MULTI FAMILY FC 509 Butler Rd. Sat. 7A-1P Household items, tools, lots of baby & adult clothes. Rain or shine!

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Yard Sales

MULTI FAMILY Union Mills Hwy 221N left to 208 Nanneytown Rd. Saturday 7A-until Large assortment!

OK LADIES ANOTHER BIG ONE Rfdtn: 112 Arnett St. (behind Food Lion) Fri. & Sat. 8A-12P Lots of everything!

Rfdtn: Silvers Lake Rd. (off Hwy 64, 1 mile from Little Cubbard) Fri. & Sat. 8A-until Decorations, office supplies, pictures clothes and toys!

MULTI FAMILY FC: 165 Stoneybrook Dr. Off Pineyridge Sat. 6A-until Toys, all sizes of clothes, household furniture. All proceeds to benefit a child! MULTI FAMILY Ruth: Parking lot of old Ruth Farm & Garden Saturday 8A-until Avon product, clothes, tools and more!

YARD SALES ARE A GREAT PLACE TO FIND A DEAL! NOTICE TO CREDITORS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of PEARLE NASH MCBRAYER of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said PEARLE NASH MCBRAYER to present them to the undersigned on or before the 12th day of December 2009 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 12th day of September, 2009.

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of JOHNNY S. PHILLIPS of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said JOHNNY S. PHILLIPS to present them to the undersigned on or before the 3rd day of January 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 3rd day of October, 2009. Helen Phillips Anderson, Executor 1303 Old Henrietta Road Forest City, NC 28043

Ramona M. Ross, Executor 105 Hillside Dr. Gaffney, SC 29340

NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY

Yard Sales

NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 325 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by B J ALEXANDER, A MARRIED PERSON CHRISTINE A. ALEXANDER to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated February 24, 2005 and recorded on February 24, 2005 in Book 828 at Page 217, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on October 14, 2009 at 12:00PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING all of Lot 58 as shown on survey by R.L. Greene, PLS entitled "Greyrock Subdivision Phase 1A as recorded in Plat Book 25 at Page 191, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 188 through 192 of the Rutherford Coutny, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot 58.

TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and a non-exclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shown on the above-described plats and the plats for Phase 1A and 1B, Phase 2A and 2B, of Greyrock and the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock at Lake Lure as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and also recorded in Book 3827, Page 764 of the Buncombe County NC Registry (herein "Declarations").

TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and a non-exclusive appurtenant easement for ingress, egress and regress is conveyed over and upon all private subdivision roads for GreyRock at Lake Lure as shwon on the above-described plats and to the Covenants, Conditions and Restricrtions for GreyRock as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford Coutny, NC Registry and also being recorded in Book 3827, page 764 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry.

BEING a portion of that property conveyed to LR Buffalo Creek, LLC a Georgia limited liability company by deeds recorded in Book 855, Page 816 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry and in Book 3793, at Page 665 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry.

BEING a portion of that property conveyed to LR Buffalo Creek, LLC by deeds recorded in Deed Book 855, at Page 816 of the Rutherford Coutny, NC Registry and as recorded in Deed Book 3793, at Page 665 of the Buncombe County, NC Registry.

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.

Said property is commonly known as: Lot 638 Grey Rock, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Said property is commonly known as: Lot 58 (1.07 acres) on Buffalo Shoals Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing.

Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing.

Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are The 638 Grey Rock Trust, Ronald Berg, Trustee.

Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are B J Alexander and Christine A. Alexander.

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY.

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY.

Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 09-15985-FC01

Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 09-12994-FC01


16 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, SATURDAY, October 3, 2009 NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY

NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 338

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 340

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by LAURALYN J EIMANS AND JOHN J. EIMANS, HUSBAND AND WIFE to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated December 19, 2006 and recorded on December 28, 2006 in Book 934 at Page 258, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by DIANA L. TARPLEY to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated January 22, 2007 and recorded on January 24, 2007 in Book 938 at Page 40, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on October 14, 2009 at 12:00PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on October 14, 2009 at 12:00PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit:

All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in Morgan Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:

All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in Morgan Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:

Being Lot Number 23 of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as described more fully is Plat recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, ("the Plat"), Rutherford County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more particular and accurate description.

Being Lot Number 5 of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as described more fully in Plat recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, ("the Plat"), Rutherford County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more full and accurate description.

Subject to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Queen's Gap as recorded in Book 917, Page 402-442, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and recorded in Book 891, Page 624-664, McDowell County Register of Deeds, and any amendments and supplements thereto.

Subject to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Queen's Gap recorded in Book 917, Page 402-442, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and recorded in Book 891, Page 624-664, McDowell County Register of Deeds, and any amendments and supplements thereto.

Subject to all matters shown on subdivision plat of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and Plat Book 13, Pages 60-72, McDowell County Register of Deeds, hereinafter referred to as "the Plat".

Subject to all matters shown on subdivision plat of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and Plat Book 13, pages 60-72, McDowell County Register of Deeds, hereinafter referred to as "the Plat".

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.

Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record.

Said property is commonly known as: Lot 23 on Cain Drive, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Said property is commonly known as: Lot 5 on Shire Lane, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing.

Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing.

Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Lauralyn J. Eimans.

Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Diana L. Tarpley.

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy.

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY.

THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY.

Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 09-15957-FC01

Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 09-13060-FC01

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Nation/world World Today Blood matches missing diplomat

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The weeklong search for an American diplomat has taken a grim turn as investigators on the Dutch island of Curacao said DNA from bloody clothing strewn along a popular beach matched that of the missing man. Police and prosecutors in this palm-fringed corner of the Caribbean said forensic scientists have confirmed that blood-spattered clothes found on Baya Beach “definitely” belonged to James Hogan, a 49-year-old U.S. vice consul who vanished a week ago. Divers also found his cell phone in the sea. On Friday, authorities used sniffer dogs to search rocky coastal areas and combed the Caribbean floor with a sonar-equipped robotic device for traces of Hogan. The Curacao prosecutor’s office said the Royal Dutch Navy and the U.S. Navy were assisting.

2 rescued days after earthquake

PADANG, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers pulled two women alive from their collapsed college, nearly two days after a powerful earthquake devastated western Indonesia, as cries for help from a flattened hotel spurred the frantic search for more survivors Friday. One of the survivors high-fived her rescuers as they carried her to safety. The government said nearly 3,000 may still be trapped under the rubble after Wednesday’s 7.6-magnitude quake toppled thousands of buildings on Sumatra island. At least 715 people are already confirmed dead. Paramedics laid out dozens of corpses, and the stench of decomposing bodies filled the air. Against a grim backdrop of grief and destruction, rescuers found a reason to cheer: Ratna Kurniasari Virgo, 19, an English major sophomore, and a teacher, Suci Revika Wulan Sari, were found alive under the rubble of their college in Padang, the Foreign Language School of Prayoga.

Iraqis crackdown in stronghold

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces in Mosul have detained more than 150 suspected Sunni insurgents during an offensive in the country’s last major extremist stronghold, a security official said Friday. The crackdown is the latest attempt to break insurgent strength in the northern city — and the first wide-ranging operation since the U.S. withdrew combat forces from cities in June. While each sweep into Mosul over the past years has produced scores of arrests, they apparently have failed to significantly weaken the networks of al-Qaida in Iraq and other groups.

Afghan suicide attack claims 2 U.S. troopers By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer

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