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Nancy and Megan Henderson help rake leaves in the yard of Dorothy Surratt in Forest City. The two were volunteers from Isothermal Community College for the Week of Caring.

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FOREST CITY — Teams of volunteers from area schools, churches and civic groups descended on the county this week as part of the eighth annual Rutherford Housing Partnership Week of Caring. Workers from all walks of life worked with seniors and the disabled to help do home repairs, maintenance and yard work for those who can’t do it themselves. “We really just wanted to give something back to our community,” said Sherry Hinson, a senator with the Student

Government Association at Isothermal Community College. “Many of us have Pell Grants and other tuition assistance and so we wanted to give something back to our county as a way of saying thank you.” The ICC SGA joined youth groups from area churches and other student groups in helping with a variety of projects around the county. Some teams rebuilt porches, fixed the decks of homes, helped with installing or renovating wheelchair ramps, trimmed hedges, cut grass, pruned bushes and helped

SPINDALE — Body armor manufacturer First Choice Armor and Equipment is facing a lawsuit from the United States Department of Justice alleging bullet-proof vests sold by the company from 2000-2005 were sold fraudulently. The suit, filed in August, claims the company sold bullet-proof vests containing Zylong fiber while it’s founder — Edward Dovner — knew of significant manufacturing and degradation problems in the Zylon fiber that made it unsafe to use for body armor. When the National Institute of Justice tested eight of First Choice’s bullet-proof vests in 2005, all failed. “First Choice was founded with a view towards ensuring the safety and well-being of law enforcement and military personnel,” said First Choice President Dan Walsh in a prepared statement. “All First Choice body armor has been certified by the National Institute of Justice (the research arm of the United States Department of Justice). At no time has any First Choice body armor vest failed to protect law enforcement officers, including those models that contained the component Zylon(R) (made by Toyobo) and that were discontinued by First Choice in 2005 and withdrawn from the market.” The United States has also sued Dovner and Karen Herman, Dovner’s wife, for a fraudulent conveyance — a transfer of property

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Shuler seeks vaccines By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

SPINDALE — Rep. Heath Shuler is requesting more vaccine for the H1N1 flu be made available for Western North Carolina, including Rutherford County. “A lack of access to health care is already a major problem in rural areas, such as Western North Carolina, which I represent. It is critical that those in rural areas have equal access to the H1N1 vaccine,” Shuler wrote in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday. Shuler’s comments about lack of vaccine for the erstwhile “Swine Flu” echoes concerns expressed by Dr. Martha Salyers of the Public Health Regional Surveillance Team 6 at a H1N1 seminar here on Please see Vaccine, Page 6

TDA sees gain in area occupancy taxes By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — Rutherford County campgrounds, cabins and resorts each saw more than a 20 percent increase in occupancy over this same time last year. “For the first time this fiscal year we were up four percent in occupancy tax,”

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said Michelle Whitaker, acting executive director of Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority. But, Whitaker said, total occupancy is down 15 percent from August to September 2008 to August to September 2009. Whitaker said the reason is in part because Labor Day fell in August last year and in September this year.

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local Church News Pastoral celebration at Long Branch FOREST CITY — Pastor Jerry Ruppe will be honored Sunday, Oct. 25, in recognition of his 25th anniversary as pastor of Long Branch Road Baptist Church. Sunday School starts at 10 a.m., followed by the 11 a.m. worship service. A covered dish meal will be held afterwards in the church fellowship hall. Ruppe Public invited.

Special services The Bethlehem Young Adult Choir of Simpsonville, S.C., will perform Sunday at Zion Grove A.M.E. Zion Church as part of the praise and benefit service for Cassandra Staley.

Praise service to benefit kidney transplant patient

RUTHERFORDTON — A praise and benefit service will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Zion Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, for kidney transplant patient Cassandra Staley, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Rob Roy Staley of Rutherfordton. Cassandra underwent a kidney transplant on Aug. 26, after being on dialysis for nine years. The benefit is hosted by a number of friends and family mem-

bers of the Staleys to help defray costs of the follow-up treatment and medications. Paula Garrard, a social worker from DaVita Dialysis, will speak at the benefit service. Music will be provided by the following groups: Bethlehem Young Adult Choir of Simpsonville, S.C. Voices of Inspiration, Marion The Dewberry Family of Forest City

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16th Choir anniversary: Sunday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m., Doggett Grove AME Zion Church.

Green Creek Inspirational Choir from Tryon St. John Mass Choir, Rutherfordton Donations may be sent to the Cassandra Staley Transplant Fund, P.O. Box 495, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Contributions can also be made at any Carolina First Bank. For more information call 864692-1837.

Singing: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m., Harris First Baptist Church; featuring Truly Blessed of Clover, S.C., and The Golden Valley Crusaders.

Gospel Music Sunday: Oct. 25, 11 a.m. worship service, Spindale United Methodist Church; special music by the choir and instrumental ensemble.

Singing: Sunday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Riverside Baptist Church, Hogan Road, Harris; featuring Master Singers from Chesnee, S.C.

Singing: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m., Full Gospel Revival Church, 10 miles west of Rutherfordton, on Hwy. 74; featuring The Far City Boys.

Singing: Sunday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m., Village Chapel Church, 141 Huntley St., Forest City; featuring the Green River Boys from Polk County.

Singing program: Sunday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m., New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 601 E. Main Street, Spindale; featuring Legendaires of Gastonia, and the Shoal Creek Choir.

Singing: Sunday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m.; Pleasant Grove Baptist Church,130 Pleasant Grove Road, Rutherfordton; featuring Living By Faith.

Develop a Discerning Spirit Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophesying, but test everything; hold fast what is good, abstain from every form of evil. R.S.V. 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 Learning to discern the good from the bad is essential for all of us on our spiritual journeys, and we are all on spiritual journeys. Part of the difficulty of discernment is that there is often very little to distinguish the good from the bad. For example, is dancing wrong? It really depends on the type of dancing, since there are dances of praise to God which are recommended in the Bible (Psalm 149:3), and there are dances that evoke lust (Mark 6:22). Is drinking wrong? Jesus converted water into wine as His first miracle (John 2:1-11), but preaches against drunkeness and gluttony (Luke 21:34). God gave us our minds as tools for life, and that includes developing a critical faculty of judgement that allows us to discern the good from the bad. Quite importantly, even the act of judging requires discernment. Jesus tells us to “Judge not, that you be not judged,” (Matthew 7:1) and the context indicates that He is telling us not to make condemning judgements of others. But, in 1 Corinthians 2:15, we are told that “The spiritual man judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one.” The truly spiritual person is adept at discerning virtue and vice, but they do not sit in judgement over others. Almost anything can be good or bad, depending on how it is used. Strength, intelligence, and loyalty are certainly virtues when tied to a good will, but if used for evil purposes, these things become vicious. So, we should develop our spirit of discernment, relying on our conscience and our good judgement. However, we should not be too quick to condemn our Oak Grove United Methodist Church neighbors because we don’t know their hearts.

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Father-Daughter Banquet: Saturday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m.; Zion Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, at the G. Riddles Banquet Hall; donations $5; guest speaker, Rev. Ronnie Miller, pastor of the Gethsemane Baptist Church, Chesnee, S.C.

Everybody’s Birthday: Saturday, Oct. 24, at Union Mills Clubhouse, with the Piney Ridge CME Church Missionaries, beginning at 5 p.m.; $2 donation; the clubhouse is located just above the church on Hudlow Road.

Reformation Sunday: Oct. 25, 11 a.m. worship service; Advent Lutheran Church will observe Reformation Sunday in recognition of the establishment of the Lutheran Church; located at 102 Reveley St., Spindale, next to Spindale House. 12th Anniversary service: In honor of Pastor Matthew Traylor; Sunday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m., at St. Luke FBH Church. Revival: Oct. 25-28, East Rutherford Church of God; Sunday services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and MTW, 7 nightly; Evangelist Jay Price will speak; special music each night; church located off Hwy. 74 east, Exit 187. Revival: Oct. 27-30, 7 nightly, New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 601 E. Main Street, Spindale. Homecoming: Sunday, Oct. 25, Grace Missionary Methodist Church, corner of 221A and Kelly Road, Caroleen; special music with the Gospel Travelers at 10 a.m.; Pastor Frank Lewis will preach at 11 a.m.; Danny Bumgarner, pastor of the church. Pastor appreciation service: In honor of Pastors Lamar Hewitt and Troy Dorsey; Sunday, Oct. 25, worship service 11 a.m., Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church; a covered dish lunch will follow the service.

Special service: Sunday, Oct. 25, Pleasant View Community Church, 129 Michael Dr., Forest City; Jason Camp will preach at the 11 a.m. worship service, and the Jason Camp Family will sing. 4th Anniversary service: In honor of Rev. Wallace Gregory; Sunday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m., New Dimension Church in Rutherfordton; guest speaker, Pastor Phil Forney of Wheat Creek Church. Special service: Sunday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m., Mt. Pleasant CME Church, Union Mills; guest speaker, Minister Larry Greene. Praise and worship program: Seven Churches “Living in the Last Days”; Sunday, Oct. 25, beginning at 3 p.m., St. Paul AME Zion Church; guest speakers, Brother Jimmy Logan, Rev. Rosa Harris, Rev. Richard Blanton, Minister Stencil Quarles, Sister Rosie Johnson, Rev. Rachel Twitty and Minister Lena Thomas; church located at 200 Lawing Rd., Forest City; Rev. Beauford Brown, pastor. Praise/worship service: Sunday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m., St. Paul AME Zion Church, 200 Lawing Rd., Forest City; a number of guest speakers on program; Beauford Brown, pastor. Pastoral Appreciation services: In honor of Pastor Tommy Twitty and family; Oct. 24 and 25; banquet on Saturday, 6 p.m., at Gethsemane Baptist Church (C.E. McDowell Life Center), Chesnee, S.C.; tickets $25; semi-formal attire; Sunday service 10 a.m., Word of Deliverance Church, Chesnee; guest speaker, J.Q. Lockette of Atlanta, Ga. National Lay Day: Sunday, Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m., Piney Ridge CME Church; guest speaker, Brother Billy Watts from Statesville, who is the Annual Conference Lay Leader for the Carolina Region. Gilkey Church of God will hold a county-wide “People Matter to God Day” on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A free lunch will be served, as well as giveaways of free non-perishable pantry items, free school supplies, clothing and toys. Singing groups performing and games for children. Gilkey Church of God is located on Oak Springs Road in Rutherfordton off of Hwy. 221. Signs will be posted the day of the event. For more information or donations call 286-9474.

Harvest events Fall Fixins’: Saturday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to noon, Spindale United Methodist Church; selling homemade vegetable soup, baked goods, crafts and more. Fall Bazaar: Saturday, Oct. 24, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Long Branch Road Baptist Church crafts, bake sale, Christmas decorations, White Elephant sale, and much more; biscuit breakfast at 7 a.m.; hotdog/chips, or soup/cornbread at 11:30 a.m. Trunk or Treat, Hayride: Sunday, Oct. 25, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Gilkey United Methodist Church. Haunted Trail: Oct. 27-31, begins around dark each evening, one mile south of Hardin’s Drug (221A) in Caroleen, turn left on Powell Road; $5 per person; sponsored by community youth; proceeds for the Church of The Exceptional. Annual fall festival: Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 to 9 p.m., Mountain Creek Baptist Church; food, games, hayrides, fun and fellowship. Trunk or Treat: Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Second Baptist Church, Rutherfordton; one free photo per child. Trunk or Treat: Saturday, Oct. 31, noon to 4 p.m., New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 619 Ledbetter Road, Spindale; hot dogs will be served. Fall Blast: Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 to 8 p.m., Race Path Baptist Church, Ellenboro; games for all ages; prizes, cake walk, costume contest, pizza, and Trunk or Treat. Trunk or Treat: Saturday, Oct. 31, noon to 4 p.m., New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 619 Ledbetter Rd., Spindale. Fall festival: Saturday, Oct. 31, 4 to 6 p.m., Long Branch Road Baptist Church; games, hayride and food. Trunk or Treat: Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m., West Point Baptist Church, 1160 Union Rd., Rutherfordton.

Holiday food, craft sale: Saturday, Nov. 7, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; breakfast, baked goods, and frozen entrees; once treasured items, crafts, quilt raffle, and door prizes; proceeds for the church building fund.


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A group of East Rutherford Students who preformed a skit designed to encourage students to read more receive applause from the students at Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School Thursday. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier

FOREST CITY — Asheville attorney Ed Krause has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the 11th District seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2010. Krause is the second Republican candidate to announce he is opposing Democrat Heath Shuler. “Our Founding Fathers envisioned America as a land of opportunity, freedom, and liberty with a limited central government,” Krause said in his announcement. “They had endured a tyrannical power that taxed and regulated their colonies to the point of strangulation. Today we face similar circumstances with an assault on our Constitution. No where in this document is the authority for bailouts of private companies, Federal control of health care decisions, or cash for clunkers. There is severe economic pain in this country, especially in the 11th Congressional District. The prescription for recovery is a strict governmental policy to encourage the growth of small business and other private companies to generate jobs.” Krause points to his experience as a lawyer, a forappeared. He also said he was not aware of any use of the infor- mer elected school board member and a businessmation contained in the spread- man as his key background for congress. “For the past 35 years I have operated a business sheet. in Asheville that has met a payroll every month,” The data was never shared Krause said. “I have dealt with a host of staff probwith students and the teacher did not realize it could be viewed lems and the pressure of many different deadlines at one time. As a lawyer, I come into contact with by anyone else, the statement read. Information was uploaded people every day who have been laid off, disabled, underemployed or have lost their homes. My law to the Web site as the teacher was learning to use a Web-based practice has helped thousands of clients with a wide variety of circumstances throughout the spreadsheet. District.” If elected, Krause said he wants to strengthen Kinlaw would not say what measures were taken by the sys- and support the military, increase American enertem to address how the mistake gy independence through off shore drilling for oil, revive the American economy by reducing taxes occurred, stating it veered into so citizens and corporations have more capital to the arena of being a personnel spend and invest and increase competition among issue and he could not speak on doctors and hospitals to bring down the cost of that. health care.

Students’ data compromised By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — Parents of students who are now juniors at R-S Central High School began receiving calls on Friday to let them know their children’s Social Security numbers had been uploaded to an Internet site when they were in eighth grade. In a statement from Rutherford County Schools Superintendent John Kinlaw, the system’s central office became aware of a spreadsheet that had been uploaded to an Internet site during the 2006-2007 school year. The spreadsheet contained students’ names, ID numbers and gender. “Our primary concern is that

the student ID number at that time was the student’s Social Security number,” the statement said. Rutherford County Schools discontinued the use of Social Security numbers as the student identification number in January 2008. “Parents are being called this afternoon and we’ll continue to make contact this weekend,” Kinlaw said in a phone interview with The Daily Courier late Friday afternoon. The statement continued “The Rutherford County Schools are actively taking measures to ensure that the spreadsheet cannot be accessed otherwise on the Internet.” Kinlaw said it was an external Web site, not the Rutherford County Schools Web site, where the spreadsheet

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FSA accepting application appointments RUTHERFORDTON — Dianne Davis, CED of Rutherford County Farm Service Agency, announces that appointments for application for the 2008 Livestock Forage Program are now being accepted at the Rutherfordton Service Center,. This program is to help to compen-

sate livestock producers who suffered grazing losses during the drought in 2008. Requests for appointments, livestock count requirements, and other information can be obtained by calling the office @ (828) 287-4220 ext. 2.

SAVING WITH THE COUPON QUEEN Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the cost of the common coupon count. You can, too.

Kathy Butler was named Carolina Community Care’s Employee of the Year for 2009 as selected by her fellow employees. She is an In-Home Aide Supervisor and has been employed at RHI since June 5, 2006. For receiving this honor, she was awarded a plaque, a mini-vacation to the beach or mountains, a hospital jacket, and a special parking space for one year.

Faye Armstrong was named Rutherford Hospital’s Employee of the Year for 2009, as selected by her fellow employees. She is a cashier in the Patient Access Department and has been employed since May 1990. For receiving this honor, She was awarded a plaque, a mini-vacation to the beach or mountains, a jacket, and a special parking space for one year.

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RUTHERFORDTON — Dr. Rick Halliday has joined the RHI team of Hospitalists from Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern. He graduated from North Carolina State University and completed his residency in Greenville. He practiced hospitalist medicine in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Ariz., before returning to North Carolina to practice at Craven Hospital. As of Sept. 1, he serves as the medical director of the hospitalist program at RHI. A hospitalist is a physician whose primary focus is the medical care of hospitalized patients.

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Last week I introduced you to the concept of stockpiling groceries and spilled the beans on what’s hiding in my basement: a small-scale “grocery store” at home. Like many people, I’m always on the lookout for great deals. But unlike the typical shopper, I think nothing of buying 5, 10 or perhaps even 15 of an item when it is on sale. To really save money at the grocery store, shoppers need to break the habit of buying what they need each week and instead look beyond the current week’s needs. If shampoo is on sale for $2 and you have six $1.50 coupons, how many bottles should you buy? Six! While you might only need one bottle now, shampoo is an excellent item to stockpile. It has a long shelf life and is easy to store. Six bottles of shampoo will probably last your household the better portion of a year. At 50 cents each, a very low price, they’re a great deal. What if you decided to buy just two bottles? Not only would you miss out on the opportunity to save in the long run on this item, but you also would essentially be throwing money away in the form of the four coupons you chose not to use. Think ahead: after you use up your second bottle of shampoo, what will happen? You’ll head to the store when you need more shampoo. The chance is slim that it will be at its lowest sale price on the day you need to buy it. Your next bottle of shampoo may cost you $3.50 when it could have cost just 50 cents. And, instead of simply going to your stockpile and “shopping at home” for the next bottle, you might also have to make a special trip to the store. While we’ll always need to go to the store for fresh produce, dairy and bread, a large portion of the groceries we buy are easily stockpiled for later. Boxed foods, snack foods, canned foods and bottled beverages all store easily and have expiration dates almost a year out from the time of purchase. Personal care products - such as shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and shaving cream - have an even longer shelf life. And don’t forget household cleaners and paper products, both of which can be stored indefinitely. You don’t have to devote a special area of your house to stockpiling. And you don’t need to stockpile on a large scale. If toothpaste is on sale, buy several tubes and store them under the sink. If trash bags and paper towels are on sale, store them in the garage on a shelf. I enjoy having a corner of my basement devoted to my pantry, but you can stockpile wherever you have the space. A friend of mine once confessed she stored cereal boxes in her son’s bedroom closet once when it went on sale. She purchased 15 boxes, got them home and realized there wasn’t room in the kitchen! But again, what’s the harm? A little cereal in the closet never hurt anybody. And she paid less than 25 cents per box during that sale, so buying in quantity made sense. And remember that while your stockpile grows, it’s also constantly in rotation. Old things come off the shelves as quickly as you add new items, just as they do at the regular grocery store. At one time I had 40 boxes of granola bars in my basement pantry, which elicited lots of jokes and comments from friends. But what they don’t realize is that my children are quite aware of Mom’s home pantry and they run downstairs and help themselves whenever they’d like a snack. So as the granola bars start to disappear into hungry little mouths, Mom may be bringing home cans of soup to take their place. And my stockpile continues to rotate and evolve. (c) CTW Features Jill Cataldo, a coupon-workshop instructor, writer and mother of three, never passes up a good deal. Learn more about couponing at her Web site, www.super-couponing.com. E-mail your couponing coups and questions to jill@ctwfeatures.com.


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hose who consider themselves the all-stars of the banking world are beginning to feel the steely grip of government. This week, executive pay once again entered the spotlight when the President called for major cuts in individual compensation. It boggles the mind that companies taking billions of bailout funds from the taxpayers (by way of the government) would consider paying out millions in bonuses. Maybe out here in Rutherford County, we don’t breathe the rarefied air of Wall Street and New York City. But we do know that using our hardearned dollars to fatten the wallets of already well-paid banking executives means there is a bunch that just don’t get it. They continue to be the “we’ll-get-allwe-can-while-we-can” bunch. It pains us that the government has to stick its hand in private commerce this way, but obviously the financial giants aren’t going to exercise any discipline of their own. The purpose of the pay cuts is to prevent these influential bankers from taking extraordinary risks on investments, as they did on the derivatives that led to this crisis in the first place. Of course, we don’t have to pay thousands in rent on a New York City condo or apartment and our monthly car payments aren’t in the four-figure range. But we are cutting back. We are scrambling to keep our families together as more and more jobs fade away. Whatever happened to setting the example? We are sure each and every executive could make an argument as to why they deserved that big bonus. Frankly, my friend, we don’t give a damn, and we don’t want to hear it. Join the rest of us, and suck it up until better days arrive.

Our readers’ views Says all cancers need to be in the spotlight To the editor: The Daily Courier is recognizing October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by honoring those who have battled breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second-most common cancer in women, behind skin cancer. Thanks to increased public awareness, aggressive research, early-detection awareness and routine screening, the five-year survival rate for women with breast cancer is about 88 percent. This is wonderful news, and I would also like it if we could devote as much research and attention to some other types of cancer with less successful outcomes. September was National Ovarian Cancer Awarenesss Month. Although ovarian cancer affects less women than breast cancer does, but those who are afflicted with this disease face a bleak five-year survival rate of only around 30 percent. The good news is, this rate can be as high as 93 percent if ovarian cancer is detected in its earliest stages. The problem is, there is no effective way yet to routinely screen for ovarian cancer, it is a quickly-spreading cancer, and the symptoms are so subtle and vague (bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, etc.) that many women do not seek medical attention until the cancer has already spread too far. Fortunately, researchers are working hard to develop ways to detect ovarian cancer sooner, and to come up with more effective treatment methods.

Visit www.ovarian.org for more information on being aware of the symptoms. All cancers need to have their chance to gain widespread public awareness so we can support researching the cure! Lori Ashe Rutherfordton

Endorses Price in the election for FC mayor To the editor: My wife, Sue and I moved to Forest City about two years ago. We purchased the old “Griffin” home place which many of you know is beside Keith Price’s home. Keith has been our neighbor and a great friend since then. We moved here from Belmont where I served as Mayor for three terms. I also served two terms in the N.C. House of Representatives and two terms in the N.C. Senate. Rutherford county’s House member, Bob Jones was my seat mate while serving in the House. We became very close friends. Bob was a great spokesman for Forest City and Rutherford county. He constantly bragged about Forest City’s progressive city government. Our experience since moving here has convinced us that the secret to Forest City’s success is the friendly and progressive people who live here. Keith Price is one of those people. We have found him to be a devoted Christian man and wonderful neighbor. He is vitally interested in Forest City government and has constantly worked in his own way to improve it. He is extremely knowledgeable about it’s utility and power systems.

Like every other small city, as it grows older, it’s utilities become outdated and in states of poor repair. Many water and sewer lines need replacing or are in need of being enlarged and extended. Keith is very capable of taking on such projects. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and has worked for years in the electrical utilities business. He is an expert on Forest City’s power system and he believes he can make our system more efficient and profitable which will allow us to begin needed repairs in our water and sewer lines without having to raise city taxes. Forest City is extremely fortunate to have a person of his character, knowledge, qualifications and integrity who is willing to serve as your Mayor. I know the only reason Keith is running for Mayor is to be of service to the citizens of Forest City and in some way to repay those people for their goodness to him down through the years. I hope you will support and vote for Keith Price for Mayor, of this our home now, Forest City. Jack and Sue Rhyne Forest City

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Medicaid expansion will batter our state’s budget RALEIGH – When it comes to the political relationship between Washington and Raleigh, the old saying applies: he who gives can also take away. President Barack Obama’s Big Give to Gov. Beverly Perdue and other North Carolina politicians was a massive federal bailout. Faced with a big state budget deficit, Perdue and lawmakers were forbidden by the state constitution to issue public debt to paper it over. Their only legal options were to reduce spending or raise taxes. The Obama administration gave them a third option — let Washington issue the debt. Over the next two years, some $3 billion of North Carolina’s budget will be financed through this extra-constitutional borrowing. Now it’s time for the Big Take: ObamaCare. No matter what the final version of federal health care legislation looks like, it will rely heavily on a huge expansion of the Medicaid program.

John Hood Syndicated columnist

If passed, it could bring hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians onto the Medicaid rolls for the first time — costing North Carolina taxpayers billions of dollars, some of it at first via state taxes and the rest of it later via federal taxes to pay off federal debt. The only question right now is just how huge the Medicaid expansion will be. House committees have endorsed legislation raising eligibility to 133 percent of the federal poverty line for a large swath of the population. Some House and Senate leaders want to raise that figure to 150 percent. According to the Heritage Foundation’s analysis of the lower figure, North Carolina’s Medicaid caseload

would shoot up 44 percent under ObamaCare — faster than the national average of 37 percent. That would wreak havoc on the state budget. Before you assume the flip side of the argument is true, that North Carolina’s uninsured population would drop by 44 percent, you have to remember that most of the people in that targeted income range are currently insured. There are more people between 100 percent and 150 percent of poverty-line income who have private health plans than there are people in that range who lack insurance for all or part of a given year. Given a choice between buying a health plan at market prices or securing it for little to nothing from the government, rational individuals and employers will opt for the latter. It is hardly in the interests of North Carolina taxpayers as a whole to shoulder the health care bills of the currently insured, whatever you

think of the merits of offering subsidies to the currently uninsured. Medicaid has been a major driver of North Carolina’s budget growth for decades. Those who would have liked to see more education spending, infrastructure investment, or tax relief since the late 1980s can assign primary blame to the Medicaid explosion. If any version of ObamaCare passes the Congress, it will further constrain North Carolina’s fiscal choices. That’s why so many governors, Democratic and Republican, are up in arms about the current legislation. They’d dearly love another bailout – in the form of the federal government picking up a higher share of current expenses for Medicaid and other state health programs. But what they’re likely to get is another big hole in their fiscal ships of state. The problem for North Carolina isn’t just another unfunded Medicaid liability. Because of the way the various health bills structure the

subsidies for “private” insurance, states such as North Carolina with relatively low medical costs will end up subsidizing states with higher costs. North Carolina taxpayers will also end up bailing out failed “public options” in other states, such as Maine’s Dirigo Health. There are better solutions to the health care challenge, solutions based on consumer choice, competition, and personal responsibility. They wouldn’t turn the medical industry or state budgets upside down. They wouldn’t raise taxes or force people to buy insurance products they don’t like. They wouldn’t give federal bureaucrats more power over the private lives and medical decisions of families. They are, in other words, a bit too sensible to be passed at the moment. Best wait for a better moment. Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of CarolinaJournal.com.


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allowed some like Bowden to get day-for-a-day credits for good behavior. Twenty inmates, including Morrison, qualified for release under this ruling. More were to follow in later months. The governor argued that the General Assembly never intended to give the Department of Correction that kind of authority. Morrison still believes he’ll be a free man soon, even though Acree said the releases are on hold indefinitely. “I’m still holding on to my faith and I believe that right now this is just a little red herring,” Morrison said, adding he has no animosity toward the governor and he knows she’s just doing what outraged victims and the general public demand. Morrison was convicted of second-degree rape in 1977 for abducting a girl at knife point, leading her into a wooded area, sexually assaulting and robbing her. “At that point I didn’t really feel for anyone but myself,” Morrison said. “I’m not who I was in 1976 when I was locked up. I’m not that 17-year-old child any more.” Morrison says he’s been changed by the grace of God, but the Department of Correction may have had a hand in it as well. Morrison credits prison with transforming him from an illiterate teenager into a man with a GED who’s a few credits shy of a degree in social work. Wanda Short, who owns a vocational school in Raleigh where inmate Faye Brown works, said Friday that she and Brown were both disappointed when they learned of Perdue’s decision. “Just knowing that a system or government can one moment want you to have faith in the judicial system and the process and then to come back and take it back ...” is disappointing, she said. “Now you see the law can be manipulated as needed, just as they choose to do it.”

Police Notes Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 114 E-911 calls Thursday n Arnold Theodore Van Dyke reported the theft of a log splitter. n Ida Bennick Owens reported the theft of money. n Ronnie Pearson reported the theft of a generator and tools. n Cynthia Ann Davis reported damage to a door and an attempted forcible entry. n The theft of gasoline was reported at Drop In No. 6, 201 Big Island Rd., Forest City.

Rutherfordton

n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 56 E-911 calls Thursday.

Spindale

n The Spindale Police Department responded to 17 E-911 calls Thursday.

Lake Lure

n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to three E-911 calls Thursday.

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n The Forest City Police Department responded to 36 E-911 calls Thursday. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported an incident of assault with a deadly weapon. The incident occurred on First Street. n Bobby Maloney reported an incident of vandalism. The incident occurred on Greenfield Drive. n An employee of WalMart, on Plaza Drive, reported an incident of larceny. (See arrest of Warner.) n Diane Nelson reported an incident of a dog bite. The

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Inmates expecting freedom Obituaries coping with governor’s fight

RALEIGH (AP) — When prisoner Cecil Morrison heard that North Carolina’s governor would block his release from a life sentence after nearly 32 years behind bars, he said he felt so sick he had to lie down on his bunk and ask God for help. “When I heard the news yesterday I got a little weak in the stomach, a little dizzy, a little tears,” 49-year-old Morrison told the Associated Press in a phone interview from the Randolph Correctional Center in Asheboro. Just last week prison officials told Morrison he would unexpectedly be set free. “I was looking forward to the day of my release,” he said. The Department of Correction said it has been closely monitoring Morrison and 19 other inmates since Gov. Beverly Perdue said Thursday she would halt their releases. The state is also temporarily preventing the group from participating in work-release and community programs that allow them supervised time outside of prison. “We’re obviously concerned about the emotional ride these inmates have been on for the past week as well as the victims,” said department spokesman Keith Acree. “We’re watching that group very carefully to make sure there’s no rash behavior.” Acree said mental health staff and chaplains were available for the 20 and that the community privileges could be restored early next week if there are no problems. Perdue said Thursday that she was “appalled” by the North Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling that officials believed would lead to the release of convicted killer Bobby Bowden early from his life sentence. Bowden argued that a state law from the 1970s defined a life sentence as 80 years. The good behavior credit system in the 1980s

incident occurred on North Woodland Drive. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported an incident of breaking and entering, larceny and damage to property. The incident occurred on West Main Street.

Arrests n Tammy Renae Robinson Price, 48, of Thompson Street, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for assault and battery; released on a written promise to appear. (FCPD) n Alexis Queen Warner, 16, of Doggett Road, Forest City; charged with shoplifting/ concealment; released on a $500 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n David Jeffrey Luckadoo, 30, of Dillashaw Drive, Forest City; arrested on an order for arrest for assault on a female; placed under a 48-hour hold. (FCPD) n Bryson Shane Ward, 38, of 21 Sweetgrass Lane; charged with driving while license revoked and fictitious/ altered title/ registration card/ tag; placed under a $2,500 secured bond. (RCSD) n James Michael Duncan, 45, of 951 Oakland Rd.; charged with assault and battery; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n April Annette McClure, 28, of 134 Fraizer Drive; charged with resisting a public officer; released on a $500 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Samuel Ray Davis, 44, of 301 Seitz Drive; charged with communicating threats; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n David Jeffery Luckadoo, 30, of 165 Dillashaw Drive; charged with assault on a female; placed under a 48-hour hold. (RCSD)

Clarence Mills, 88, of Cherry Mountain Street, James Lewis, the assistant Forest City, died Thursday, superintendent at Davidson Oct. 22, 2009, at Hospice Correctional Center, said House in Forest City. facility inmate Manley Porter Arrangements are incomwas also disheartened by the plete and will be announced decision. by Thompson’s Mortuary. “He was disappointed as any of us would be,” Lewis Nellie Payne said. “Now he’s just waitNellie Don Payne, of 143 ing to see what happens. He West Liberty St., Forest City, knows that things can go up died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, and down.” Porter, 61, said in an inter- at White Oak Manor. She was a daughter of view earlier this week that the late Broadus and Lovie he was excited to return Payne. to the outside world, planSurvivors include three ning on eating a first meal sons, Scotty Payne of Forest at International House of City, Larry Payne of Chesnee, Pancakes and continuing his involvement at a local church S.C., and Bryant Payne of Suffolk, Va.; two daughters, where he plays piano on day trips outside of prison with a Sharon Payne of McKenny, Va., and Fredrica Payne mentor. Regardless of the state high of Forest City; one sister, Marjorie Smith of Spindale; court ruling on sentence 12 grandchildren; and 10 length, Porter is scheduled to be paroled in June of next great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be year. Porter was convicted of conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday raping a woman during an at Thompson’s Funeral 1976 robbery. Chapel with the Rev. Donald Officials say most of the other inmates will likely join Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Wells Spring Porter soon. United Methodist Church “I think what will ulticemetery. The body will lie mately happen is that each in state one hour prior to the of these people will spend service. several years more but not Thompson’s Mortuary is in life,” said Rep. Paul Stam charge of arrangements. (R-Wake). Stam, who sent a memo to the state Attorney General arguing against the ruling, said the inmates would probably be granted Ray Browne some of their good behavior TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ray credits, but not all. Browne, an Ohio university Victims of the convicted professor who was credited murderers and rapists realwith coining the phrase “popize their fight isn’t over. ular culture” and pioneering Department of Correction the study of things such as employees who notified victims that the inmates would bumper stickers and cartoons, has died. He was 87. not be released Thursday He developed the first acasaid they were very pleased demic department devoted to but also realized “this isn’t studying what he called the a permanent decision,” said “people’s culture” at Bowling Acree. Morrison said that although Green in 1973. Browne wrote and edithe isn’t “the monster they ed more than 70 books on described in the newspapers” popular culture — including he feels sympathy for his victim, who’s riding the same The Guide to United States Popular Culture, published roller coaster. “I know she’s going through in 2001. pure hell right now too,” Jack Poole Morrison said. VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jack Poole, the man who brought the 2010 Winter Olympics to Vancouver, has died. He was 76. Poole spearheaded the city’s n Phillip Brad Dobbins, 32, bid for the Olympics, workof 443 Goodes Creek Church ing for a decade to bring the Rd.; charged with assault games to British Columbia. on a female; placed under a He was also chairman of the 48-hour hold. (RCSD) Vancouver Olympic organ Ciciley Dawn Marie nizing committee’s board of Burge, 17, of 534 Forest Lake directors. Rd.; charged with secondHis death comes one degree trespassing; released day after the flame for the on a $1,000 unsecured bond. Vancouver Games was lit in (RCSD) Greece. n Gina Marie Sessoms, 27, of 110 Pineland Ave.; charged Soupy Sales with communicating threats; DETROIT (AP) — Soupy released on a $500 unseSales, the rubber-faced comecured bond. (RCSD) dian whose anything-forn Patricia Gail Owens, a-chuckle career was built 55, of 314 Mallard Drive; on 20,000 pies to the face charged with communicating and 5,000 live TV appearthreats; released on a $500 ances across a half-century of unsecured bond. (RCSD) laughs, has died. He was 83. n Jessica Lee Greene, 24, of At the peak of his fame in 176-C Nelon Drive; charged the 1950s and ‘60s, Sales was with assault and battery; one of the best-known faces released on a $00 unsecured in the nation, Usher said. bond. (RCSD) Sales began his TV career n Quinton Keith Petty, 48, in Cincinnati and Cleveland, of 266 Matthew Church Rd.; then moved to Detroit, where charged with driving while impaired and driving left of center; freed on a custody THE DAILY COURIER Published Tuesday through Sunday release. (RPD) mornings by Paxton Media Group LLC n Kimberly Dawn Parker, dba The Daily Courier USPS 204-920 32, of 115 Edwards St., Periodical Postage paid in Forest City, Spindale; charged with drivNC. ing while license revoked, Company Address: 601 Oak St., P.O. no insurance and left of cenBox 1149, Forest City, NC 28043. ter; placed under a $2,000 Phone: (828) 245-6431 secured bond. (RPD) Fax: (828) 248-2790

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EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 23 E-911 calls Thursday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to six E-911 calls Thursday.

Fire Calls n Forest City firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash. n Rutherfordton firefighters responded to a fire alarm.

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he drew a large audience on WXYZ-TV. He moved to Los Angeles in 1961. The comic’s pie-throwing schtick became his trademark, and celebrities lined up to take one on the chin alongside Sales. During the early 1960s, stars such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Shirley MacLaine received their just desserts side-by-side with the comedian on his television show. Sales was born Milton Supman on Jan. 8, 1926, in Franklinton, North Carolina, where his was the only Jewish family in town. His parents, owners of a drygoods store, sold sheets to the Ku Klux Klan. The family later moved to Huntington, West Viriginia. His greatest success came in New York with “The Soupy Sales Show” — an ostensible children’s show that had little to do with Captain Kangaroo and other kiddie fare. Sales’ manic, improvisational style also attracted an older audience that responded to his envelope-pushing antics. Theodore Sizer BOSTON (AP) — Theodore Ryland Sizer, a passionate leader in education reform who led Ivy League education departments and progressive high schools, has died after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 77. Sizer graduated from Yale University and earned his doctorate from Harvard University. He was dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and led Brown University’s education department. He also was the founding director of Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform.

Hazel Ann Hawkins Strickland Mrs. Strickland, 91, of Rutherfordton, NC passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Hospice & Palliative Care of Catawba Valley, Newton, NC. She was born on September 7, 1918, in Rutherford County to the late Vonnie and Mae Hawkins. A graduate of Appalachian State University, she was a retired school teacher having taught at Cross Mill Elementary and Forest City Elementary Schools for thirty two years. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was recognized along with her late husband, Rev. Broughton Strickland for their many contributions to Baptist Missions. Mrs. Strickland was always a loving partner in Christian Ministry along side her husband and committed to service in all areas of the church. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Glen Hawkins, Joe Hawkins, Donald Scruggs, Ted Scruggs, Marshall Scruggs and sisters, Bobbi McDowell and Pat Scruggs. One of her greatest passions in life was that of being a devoted mother and grandmother to sons, Clark Strickland and wife, Susan of Conover, NC and Wendell Strickland and wife, Medora Ann of Jackson, TN, grandchildren, Timothy Strickland of Greenville, SC, Kristopher Strickland of Blacksburg, VA and Hannah Strickland of Jackson, TN. Also surviving are one sister, Jane Camp and husband, Frank of Huntersville, NC, sisters-in-law, Florence Scruggs of Rutherfordton, NC and Alpha Hawkins of Kings Mountain, NC, a brother-in-law, Harold McDowell of Spartanburg, SC as well as a number of nieces and nephews. A Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Don Crawford and Dr. Ed Gouge officiating. Burial will be at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening, October 24, 6:00-8:00. p.m. at McMahan's Funeral Home. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the wonderful caregivers at Carolina House, Forest City, Hospice of Rutherford County and Palliative Care & Hospice of Catawba Valley Newton, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043. McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family of Mrs. Strickland. Paid obit.


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Calendar/Local Armor Continued from Page 1

Red Cross The following blood drives are scheduled: Oct. 24 — Cliffside Masonic Lodge, Old Main St., 7:30 a.m. to noon; call Wayne or Betty Millis at 245-7606 an appointment, breakfast served; Oct. 26 — Red Cross Chapter, 838 Oakland Rd., Forest City, 2 to 6:30 p.m.; call 287-5916 for an appointment. All presenting donors (in October) will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of three pairs of Delta Airlines tickets. For more information call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit redcrossblood.org.

Health/education Community Health Clinic of Rutherford County provides access to primary medical care, wellness education, medications and preventative programs. The clinic, open Monday through Thursday, is located at 127 E. Trade St., B 100, Forest City. Patients seen by appointment only. The clinic does not accept patients with private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. Call 245-0400. The Medication Assistance Program provides access to medications at reduced rates or free of charge to those who qualify, call 288-8872.

Meetings/other Annual board meeting: Rutherford Life Services board of directors will meet Monday, Oct. 26, at Fairground Road, Spindale. Book club meeting: Rutherford County Historical Society Book Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 27, beginning at 7 p.m., at the St. Francis Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 408 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, across the street from the church; Author Marc Matrana. Regular meeting: Rutherford County Democrat Club will meet Monday, Oct. 26, at Democrat Headquarters, downtown headquarters. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Financial Aid Workshop: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6 to 8 p.m., at R-S Central High School’ for seniors and their parents. Annual meeting: Forest City Little League; Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m., at Mooneyham Library, Forest City; election of officers will be held; all coaches, parents and interested parties urged to attend. Booster meeting: Chase Athletic Boosters will meet Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m., in the office conference room.

Miscellaneous Cosmetology specials: ICC’s Cosmetology Department will offer perm specials Nov. 3-6, Tuesday Thursday appointments at 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Friday appointments 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. only; includes shampoo, hair cut, perm or relaxer and style for $10. Call 286-2319 for an appointment. Foothills Harvest Outreach Ministries will hold a $5 bag sale (plastic grocery bag) Oct. 26-31 on clothes and shoes only. The store is located at 120 E. Trade St., 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. Lights of Love: In memory or honor luminaries will be placed around Lake Imogene at Isothermal Community College on Nov. 14. The candles will be lit at sundown. Luminaries may be purchased at the local Wal-Mart entrances Oct. 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Oct. 25, from 1 to 9 p.m., or from any Pilot Club member. Contact Evelyn Lee at 245-4022, or Donna Ohmstead at 245-8867.

that is made to swindle, hinder or delay a creditor, or to put such property beyond his or her reach — in violation of the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act. The government alleges that after learning of the investigation into Zylon bullet-proof vests, Dovner and Herman removed more than $5 million from First Choice. It further charges that Dovner then purchased a Ferrari, a Maserati and a private jet through various shell companies. “By providing defective bullet-proof vests to the nation’s law enforcement officers, First Choice put the lives of those officers at risk,” said Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. “The government’s investigation has determined that bullet-proof vest manufacturers, such as First Choice, wasted taxpayer dollars by failing to address these problems even after they were warned about them.” The United States is already pursuing lawsuits against Toyobo Co.,

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with tree maintenance. Other groups also helped with roofing projects around the county. Representatives from two companies around the county also pitched in earlier in the week, with employees of the Tanner Companies helping with yard work in Rutherfordton. “We used to have many companies who would give their employees time on the clock to participate in the Week of Caring,” said Nell Bovender, executive director of the Rutherford Housing Partnership. “Now we’re down to just Tanner and Timken. But we’re thankful for all their hard work. The Timken company will have volunteers working in the first week of November.” Many of the volunteers said it was hard work, but well worth the effort.

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percent and hotel/motel by 10.4 percent. Whitaker said that because TDA is still in transition – former executive director Ann Almond was terminated in September – so no real action was taken during Thursday’s meeting. The board was updated on the most recent TDA Alliance meeting, held

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Thursday. “The government has promised that there will be enough vaccine for the H1N1 flu for everyone who wants it,” Salyers said to a seminar for local health care workers and employers. “They have a stated time line of having it available by November, but I think it may take a little bit longer than that.” Vaccine production for the H1N1 flu virus has fallen behind schedule, according to federal health officials. Originally predicting that 120 million doses of the vaccine would be available by now, the current estimate is that only 30 million will be available by the end of October.

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. Breast Cancer Awareness: Off The Beaded Path Bead Store in Forest City will hold a Breast Cancer Awareness earring drive during the month of October. Proceeds from this benefit will go to the ACS, Look Good Feel Good Program. For more information visit offthebeadedpathbeadstore.com.

Walsh stands by the company’s product and added, “The claims asserted by the Department of Justice are completely without merit. Additionally, not a single First Choice vest has ever failed to protect the individual wearing it. We stand behind the safety of every body armor product we manufacture and intend to further demonstrate this and defend ourselves in Court.” As a fabric, Zylong degrades rapidly meaning vests made with it work well at first, but over time begin to lose effectiveness when it comes to stopping bullets. The decay is worse in areas that see extreme heat and humidity. The ongoing lawsuit against the

Zylon manufacturer Toyobo was at the heart of the problem, according to Walsh. “Unfortunately, much of the information provided by Toyobo turned out to be false,” Walsh said. “In fact, the Department of Justice has sued the Toyobo entities in part for supplying false information to, and concealing material information from, U.S. based armor manufacturers, including First Choice.” And Walsh further defended the company’s founder. “With respect to the DOJ’s meritless financial claims against First Choice’s founders Mr. and Mrs. Dovner, all transfer of funds by the company shareholder were legitimate and used for tax and other purposes (the company is an S corporation for tax purposes) and were in complete compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles,” Walsh said. “First Choice remains positioned to be a leader in the protective products space. First Choice will defend itself vigorously against all DOJ claims.” The case is ongoing. Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

There’s no better way to feel connected to the community that surrounds us all. What I can say as a volunteer is there is nothing more rewarding than getting that genuine smile or hug when you’ve helped. — Nell Bovender

“We’re actually doing this as part of our Success in Study Skills class,” said Megan Henderson, another ICC student. “Part of our assignment is to write an essay talking about what this project helps us learn. I think for me this is about learning that I can give back to the community in many different ways.” The Week of Caring projects will continue on Saturday. “There’s no better way to feel connected to the community that surrounds us all,” Bovender said. “What I can say as a volunteer is there is

Oct. 20. That meeting, Whitaker said, focused on speed packaging. Whitaker said it was much like speed dating, where participants spend a few minutes with each date, rotating between all in a certain amount of time. For speed packaging, tourism related businesses from the Lake Lure area as well as from Rutherfordton, Spindale and Forest City spent time talking on how they could piggyback

“Some hospitals, schools and clinics in Western North Carolina have reported receiving limited amounts of vaccine while others have ample supplies,” said Shuler. “But when vaccines run out in rural areas, people must drive much further to find alternative supplies, and those without access to transportation can be denied treatment.” Congressman Shuler also asked federal officials to do everything possible to speed up the production of H1N1 flu vaccines. “I strongly urge you to increase production of H1N1 vaccines, and to request that you direct the Centers for Disease Control to work with state Health Departments to ensure sufficient distribution to rural areas,” Shuler wrote. “Please take the necessary steps to ensure that every at-risk patient can be given this lifesaving,

nothing more rewarding than getting that genuine smile or hug when you’ve helped.” Week of Caring is an expansion of the National Make A Difference Day, which is Oct. 24. But Bovender notes that many of the projects scheduled for those in need around the county won’t be taken care of today. If you would like to volunteer to help, contact Rutherford Housing Partnership at 248-3431. Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

on each other’s services to offer packages to tourists. “They realize they can do some things together and partner together,” Whitaker said. “It was focused on packaging Hometown Holidays.” Hometown Holidays begins after Thanksgiving and culminates with the Polar Plunge in Lake Lure on New Year’s Day. Contact Flynn via e-mail at aflynn@thedigitalcourier.com.

preventative treatment.” Salyers took the opportunity Thursday to address a few rumors about the vaccine. She assured the audience that while the H1N1 vaccine contained a tiny amount of mercury, it was only used as a preservative and it was not the same kind of mercury that can build up to toxic levels in the blood stream. “And I know some of you have heard that if you were alive in 1950 you may have some immunity to H1N1 because you were exposed to it that year,” Salyers explained. “This might be true, but right now there is no test to verify if you have immunity or not. So, if you can get the vaccine, you should.” Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

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Fundraisers Costume party fundraiser: Friday, Oct. 30, 8 to 10 p.m., at Mooneyham Public Library, Forest City; admission $5 (in advance or at the door); concessions will be sold; proceeds to benefit Terri Griffin, kidney transplant patient, and St. Jude’s cancer research; sponsored by REaCH students, Shelly Stacey and Corina Escalara, as part of their senior project.

the manufacturer of the Zylon fiber used in the First Choice bullet-proof vests, as well as Second Chance Body Armor and Honeywell International Inc., two other companies that manufactured Zylon vests or components for those vests. The government has previously settled for more than $47 million with five other entities that allegedly were involved in the manufacture or sale of defective Zylon vests.

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East Rutherford game will be Monday Hilltoppers’ JV prevails over Shelby RUTHERFORDTON — The Hilltoppers JV football team grabbed a 28-21 win over Shelby, Thursday, to remain undefeated. Central improved to 8-0 on the year with the win. Central’s Dustin Atchley had a pair of rushing touchdowns and lead the Hilltoppers on the ground with 21 carries for 194 yards. Central’s QB Taylor Ledbetter went 7-for-11 passing with a pair of touchdown strikes to Jaharri Miller. The Hilltoppers’ Johnny Hunt caught a 2-pt conversion pass, while his teammate Zach Daigle added two PAT’s. R-S Central will play at Burns next Thursday, and a makeup date with Freedom will be announced later by the school.

From staff reports

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FOREST CITY — East Rutherford’s football game with Freedom was postponed until Monday due to rain. The Cavaliers (3-5, 1-2) will be looking for the team’s fourth win of the season when the Patriots come to

A fourth win will make the Cavs’ playoff eligible. Rainfall on Friday forced school officials into the postponement as the field conditions turned bad late in the

Battle For South Mountain

Lions hand Central a 17-6 loss

By SCOTT BOWERS Daily Courier Sports Editor

SHELBY — It’s impossible to put a numeric value on tradition. However, Friday night that number could roughly be translated into four plays — four crucial plays that lifted tradition-rich Shelby to a 17-6 win over R-S Central. “When you play a team like Shelby, you’re going to have to get a break or two along the way,” said Central head football coach Mike Cheek. “We just never got that break.” The first crucial play occurred in the first quarter as the Hilltoppers began play on their second offensive possession of the night. On a 2nd and 10, from the Central 49, Hilltoppers’ QB Jacob Kinlaw faked the inside handoff to FB Cameron Green, but was stood up in the backfield by the Shelby defense, who stripped the ball from Kinlaw. The Lions’ Bruce Borders landed on

Panthers’ LB Thomas Davis questionable CHARLOTTE (AP) — Carolina Panthers leading tackler Thomas Davis is questionable for Sunday’s game against Buffalo with a hamstring injury. The starting weakside linebacker missed his second straight practice Friday with an injury apparently sustained in practice Wednesday. Kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd, running back Jonathan Stewart, fullback Brad Hoover and linebacker Na’il Diggs are also questionable, but all practiced in full Friday. Landon Johnson would likely fill in if Davis can’t play.

Local Sports VOLLEYBALL 2 p.m. 3A Playoffs R-S Central at North Gaston 2 p.m. 2A Playoffs East Rutherford at North Stanly 2 p.m. 1A Playoffs TJCA at Hendersonville

afternoon. School officials and the East coaching staff decided to move the game to Monday, Oct. 26. Kickoff will be moved up to 7 p.m., due to the game being played on a school night.

Please see Central, Page 9

R-S Central’s Cameron Green (35) (above) carries the ball into the overly aggressive Shelby defense during the football game at Shelby High, Friday. Hilltoppers’ defenders (right) sandwich a Shelby runner. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier

On TV 7:30 a.m. (ESPN2) English Premier League Soccer Aston Villa vs. Chelsea. 11:30 a.m. (TS) College Football Charleston Southern at Gardner-Webb. 12 p.m. (WBTV) College Football ACC — Teams TBA. 12 p.m. (WSOC) (WLOS) College Football Oklahoma vs. Texas. 12 p.m. (WYCW) College Football Georgia at Vanderbilt. 12 p.m. (ESPN) (ESPN2) College Football Teams TBA. 3 p.m. (TS) College Football Appalachian State at Wofford. 3:30 p.m. (WBTV) (WSPA) (WSOC) (WLOS) (ESPN) College Football Teams TBA. 3:30 p.m. (WYFF) College Football USC at Notre Dame. 4 p.m. (ESPN2) Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Challenge. 6 p.m. (ESPN2) College Football Teams TBA. 7 p.m. (FSS) College Football Teams TBA. 7 p.m. (TS) College Football Kansas at Colorado. 7:30 p.m. (WSOC) (WLOS) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup — NASCAR Banking 500. 7:30 p.m. (WHNS) MLB Baseball American League Championship Series 7:45 p.m. (ESPN) College Football Teams TBA. 8 p.m. (SHO) Boxing Andre Dirrell vs. Carl Froch. 9:15 p.m. (ESPN2) College Football Teams TBA. 10:15 p.m. (FSS) College Football Washington at Arizona State.

R-S Central’s Corey Jimerson (7) makes a fast break past the Shelby defense Friday during the football game at Shelby High.

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Chase sweeps match from Forest Hills By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

CHASE — The Chase Trojans turned in a dominant performance in a 3-0 sweep of the Forest Hills Yellow Jackets, 25-12, 25-12 and 25-8, in the first round of the state Class AA volleyball playoffs Friday. “We played as a team tonight,” said Jessica Beheler. “We have played bet-

ter at points in the season, but we played well enough to win.” The early portion of game one played evenly as the two sides split the first 16 scores. The Trojans then began to assert themselves at the net as Euletha Davis and Blair White registered block points and Brittney Enriquez found the floor on a tip and a kill to spark a

run by Chase. By the time the dust settled, the home team was up 18-11 and Chase only surrendered one point the rest of the way, winning the first set 25-12. Chase carried that momentum into game two as they jumped out to a 10-7 lead thanks to an ace by Please see Chase, Page 9


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Scoreboard Chicago at Cincinnati, 4:15 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 4:15 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m. Open: Denver, Seattle, Detroit, Jacksonville, Baltimore, Tennessee

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES American League

NEW YORK 3, LOS ANGELES 2 New York 4, Los Angeles 1 New York 4, Los Angeles 3, 13 innings Los Angeles 5, New York 4, 11 innings New York 10, Los Angeles 1 Los Angeles 7, New York 6 Saturday, Oct. 24 Los Angeles (J.Saunders 16-7) at New York (Pettitte 14-8), 7:57 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 x-Los Angeles (Jer.Weaver 16-8) at New York (Sabathia 19-8), 8:20 p.m. National League PHILADELPHIA 4, LOS ANGELES 1 Philadelphia 8, Los Angeles 6 Los Angeles 2, Philadelphia 1 Philadelphia 11, Los Angeles 0 Philadelphia 5, Los Angeles 4 Philadelphia 10, Los Angeles 4

Monday’s Game Philadelphia at Washington, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 St. Louis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Seattle at Dallas, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 1 p.m. Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Houston at Buffalo, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. Carolina at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Open: New England, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Washington, Tampa Bay Monday, Nov. 2 Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

WORLD SERIES PHILADELPHIA vs. AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday, Oct. 28: Philadelphia at American League, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29: Philadelphia at AL, 7:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31: AL at Philadelphia, 7:57 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1: AL at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2: x-AL at Philadelphia, 7:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4: x-Philadelphia at AL, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5: x-Philadelphia at AL, 7:57 p.m.

FOOTBALL National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE

W New England 4 N.Y. Jets 3 Miami 2 Buffalo 2

Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston Tennessee

W 5 3 3 0

Cincinnati Pittsburgh Baltimore Cleveland

W 4 4 3 1

Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City

W 6 2 2 1

East L T 2 0 3 0 3 0 4 0 South L T 0 0 3 0 3 0 6 0 North L T 2 0 2 0 3 0 5 0 West L T 0 0 3 0 4 0 5 0

Pct .667 .500 .400 .333

PF PA 163 91 114 104 112 106 93 129

Pct PF PA 1.000 137 71 .500 120 147 .500 143 137 .000 84 198 Pct .667 .667 .500 .167

PF 118 140 169 69

PA 118 112 130 148

Pct PF PA 1.000 133 66 .400 124 136 .333 62 139 .167 98 144

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

N.Y. Giants Dallas Philadelphia Washington

W 5 3 3 2

New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay

W 5 4 2 0

Minnesota Green Bay Chicago Detroit

W 6 3 3 1

San Francisco Arizona Seattle St. Louis

W 3 3 2 0

East L T 1 0 2 0 2 0 4 0 South L T 0 0 1 0 3 0 6 0 North L T 0 0 2 0 2 0 5 0 West L T 2 0 2 0 4 0 6 0

Pct .833 .600 .600 .333

PF PA 178 119 122 98 136 99 79 96

Pct PF PA 1.000 192 93 .800 123 77 .400 85 125 .000 89 168 Pct PF PA 1.000 189 121 .600 130 93 .600 119 99 .167 103 188 Pct .600 .600 .333 .000

PF PA 112 98 112 92 118 109 54 169

Sunday’s Games New England vs. Tampa Bay at London, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at St. Louis, 1 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Dallas, 4:15 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 10 9 1 0 18 36 N.Y. Rangers 10 7 3 0 14 37 New Jersey 8 5 3 0 10 22 Philadelphia 7 4 2 1 9 25 N.Y. Islanders 8 1 4 3 5 18 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Buffalo 7 5 1 1 11 23 Ottawa 8 5 2 1 11 27 Boston 9 4 4 1 9 26 Montreal 9 4 5 0 8 22 Toronto 7 0 6 1 1 14 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 9 5 2 2 12 34 Atlanta 7 4 2 1 9 25 Tampa Bay 8 3 3 2 8 22 Carolina 8 2 4 2 6 18 Florida 8 2 6 1 5 18

GA 21 26 21 22 31 GA 14 22 29 26 32 GA 28 20 29 26 30

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF 9 5 3 1 11 31 8 5 3 0 10 25 8 3 3 2 8 24 7 3 3 1 7 20 9 3 5 1 7 18 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Colorado 9 6 1 2 14 30 Calgary 9 6 2 1 13 36 Edmonton 9 6 2 1 13 36 Vancouver 9 4 5 0 8 26 Minnesota 8 2 6 0 4 18 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Phoenix 8 6 2 0 12 21 Los Angeles 10 6 4 0 12 33 Dallas 10 4 2 4 12 33 San Jose 10 5 4 1 11 34 Anaheim 8 3 4 1 7 18 Chicago Columbus Detroit St. Louis Nashville

GA 26 24 28 20 31 GA 21 31 26 27 27 GA 12 33 31 31 25

Thursday’s Games Philadelphia 4, Boston 3, SO Washington 5, Atlanta 4 Montreal 5, N.Y. Islanders 1 New Jersey 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Nashville 6, Ottawa 5, OT Tampa Bay 5, San Jose 2 Edmonton 6, Columbus 4 Phoenix 3, Detroit 2, OT Los Angeles 5, Dallas 4, OT Friday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Florida 2 SO Minnesota at St. Louis, late Carolina at Colorado, late Saturday’s Games Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m. San Jose at Atlanta, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Carolina at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Colorado, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games San Jose at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

NASCAR-Sprint Cup TUMS Fast Relief 500 After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va. (Car number in parentheses) 1. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 96.795. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 96.519. 3. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 96.509. 4. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 96.504. 5. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 96.117. 6. (07) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 96.054. 7. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 96.034. 8. (96) Bobby Labonte, Ford, 96.01. 9. (43) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 95.995. 10. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 95.908. 11. (12) David Stremme, Dodge, 95.903. 12. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 95.83. 13. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 95.825. 14. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 95.815. 15. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 95.777. 16. (44) AJ Allmendinger, Dodge, 95.772. 17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 95.762. 18. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 95.607. 19. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 95.578. 20. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 95.574. 21. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 95.545. 22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 95.501. 23. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 95.477. 24. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 95.429. 25. (37) Travis Kvapil, Dodge, 95.381. 26. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 95.371. 27. (34) John Andretti, Chevrolet, 95.333. 28. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 95.304. 29. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 95.275. 30. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 95.271. 31. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 95.242. 32. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 95.232. 33. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 95.223. 34. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 95.194. 35. (71) David Gilliland, Chevrolet, 95.07. 36. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 94.984. 37. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 94.889. 38. (09) Sterling Marlin, Dodge, 94.789. 39. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 94.689. 40. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 94.661. 41. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 94.652. 42. (36) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 94.637. 43. (64) Derrike Cope, Toyota, 93.539.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 6 2 .750 — Philadelphia 5 3 .714 1/2 New York 4 2 .667 1  Toronto 2 5 .286 3 1/2 New Jersey 1 6 .150 5  Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 8 0 1.000 —  Atlanta 5 2 .733 2 Washington 4 4 .500 3  Miami 2 5 .286 5  Charlotte 2 6 .250 5 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 6 2 .750 —  Cleveland 3 4 .429 2  Detroit 3 4 .429 2  Milwaukee 3 4 .429 2  Indiana 3 4 .429 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 4 2 .667 —  San Antonio 3 3 .500 1 Houston 4 3 .571 1 Memphis 3 5 .375 2  New Orleans 2 5 .286 2 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 4 2 .667 —  Portland 4 4 .500 1  Denver 3 4 .429 1 1/2 Minnesota 3 5 .375 2 1/2 Oklahoma City 2 5 .286 2 1/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 6 1 .857 —  L.A. Clippers 4 2 .667 1 1/2 Golden State 4 4 .500 2 1/2 Phoenix 3 4 .429 3  Sacramento 2 4 .333 3 1/2 Friday’s Games Memphis 95, Charlotte 92 Indiana 114, San Antonio 112 Orlando 123, Atlanta 86 Chicago 93, Washington 70 New Jersey 110, Philadelphia 88 Minnesota 98, Toronto 90 Detroit at Milwaukee, late Dallas at Houston, late Utah at Sacramento, late Denver vs. L.A. Lakers at San Diego, late New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, late End Preseason

Grizzlies clip Bobcats in final tune-up

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Allen Iverson isn’t ready and the Memphis Grizzlies have run out of practice games with many questions still unanswered. The Charlotte Bobcats have just as many concerns. Long after Iverson left the court following a brief early morning workout Friday, the Grizzlies reserves held off the Bobcats 95-92 to close the exhibition schedule for both teams. Zach Randolph looked good early with 16 points and eight rebounds, Sam Young added 13 points and DeMarre Carroll hit the tiebreaking layup with 13 seconds left. The Grizzlies (3-5) lost point guard Mike Conley when he reinjured his troublesome right ankle in the first quarter in the game, which began at 10:30 a.m. and was played in front of more than 16,000, high-spirited middle school students.

“I’m just glad nobody else got hurt and we got through training camp unscathed,� coach Lionel Hollins said. Iverson avoided the noise by staying in the locker room during the game. Iverson did work out before tipoff but said it’s a “long shot� he’ll be cleared for the Grizzlies’ season opener Wednesday against Detroit. Even so, Iverson was upbeat, saying he has “not one bit of pain� in his partially torn left hamstring and is confident he’ll quickly learn the offense and his teammates’ tendencies after missing all eight exhibition games. The Bobcats (2-6), who have their own injury concerns, got 15 points from Raymond Felton and 14 from Boris Diaw. But Diaw, Charlotte’s power forward, had just one rebound and Charlotte was beaten on the boards 48-37.

Conley lasted only 7 minutes, leaving Marcus Williams to get the bulk of time at point guard. Williams had two driving layups as Memphis built an 82-75 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Charlotte rallied to tie on Vladimir Radmanovic’s 3-pointer with 36 seconds left. Carroll’s layup put Memphis back ahead, and Radmanovic didn’t hit iron on a 3-point attempt at the other end. Randolph, who was 2 for 12 from the field in Wednesday’s loss to Miami, dominated inside early as Memphis built a 52-42 halftime lead. Charlotte’s Tyson Chandler looked better in his second game back from offseason ankle surgery, but still appeared far from being in game shape. He had eight points and six rebounds on 4-of-6 shooting, but struggled defensively and was often trailing the play.

Maryland, Duke renew dormant ACC rivalry DURHAM (AP) — Maryland’s visit to Duke will only feel like a nonconference game. No, these two charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference haven’t left the league. But with 12 teams in the ACC and a rotating, twodivision schedule, sometimes it does seem like the Terrapins and Blue Devils live in different football universes. Hard to believe that a pair of schools that meet twice a year on the basketball court under Mike Krzyzewski and Gary Williams will match up on a football field Saturday for the first time since 2004. The Blue Devils’ roster is full of players who have never played against the Terps, and they’re led by a man who has never gone against them as a head coach. So David Cutcliffe turned to the film room to familiarize his team with its one-time rival. “They don’t know a lot about Maryland, so I’ve done a little education with them,� Cutcliffe said. “Kids don’t see much past now, today. So all they know is that Maryland had a difficult start. But when you put on the tape, they see a good football team. You don’t really have to convince kids — they’ve seen enough tape, they know what a good team looks like and what a bad team looks like.� Indeed, the numbers haven’t been kind to the Terps (2-5, 1-2) so far. They rank near the bottom of the league in scoring offense (22.9 points per game), scoring defense (33.7 ppg), rushing offense (100.7 yards per game) and rushing defense (158.3 ypg), and are worst in the ACC with 20 turnovers. But even though it might not show on the stat sheet, Maryland believes things are getting better. The Terps held Virginia to 67 yards rushing and held the Coastal Division-leading Cavaliers’ offense out of the end zone until the fourth quarter of last week’s 20-9 loss. That’s a significantly better performance than in an overtime victory over FCS team James Madison or a loss to mid-major Middle Tennessee State. The Blue Devils (3-3, 1-1) are entering a stretch of winnable games that could help propel them to their first bowl — and first non-losing season — since 1994. They’ve barely resembled the team that lost its opener to Richmond of the FCS.

Navy QB Proctor gets 1st start ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Experience will not be on Navy’s side when the Midshipmen host Wake Forest on Saturday. Wake Forest’s spread offense is led by Riley Skinner, a four-year starter and the school’s alltime passing leader. Navy’s run-oriented tripleoption attack will be directed by Kriss Proctor, a sophomore making his first career start. Proctor is replacing Rickey Dobbs. An MRI this week revealed that the Douglasville, Ga., has a cracked bone in his right knee. Dobbs, who has a team-high 579 rushing yards, leads the nation with 16 rushing touchdowns. Proctor played the final 24 minutes in Navy’s 63-14 win against Rice on Oct. 10. He rushed for 82 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound California native displayed a good grasp of the triple-option. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, but I can’t let that affect the way I play,� Proctor said.

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sports Prep Scores Albemarle 54, East Montgomery 22 Alexander Central 28, Watauga 14 Apex 33, Green Hope 14 Middle Creek 31, Panther Creek 17 Asheville 34, Asheville Roberson 3 Erwin 40, North Buncombe 6 Reynolds 43, McDowell County 0 Bessemer City 46, North Lincoln 12 Owen 16, Hendersonville 7 Brevard 20, Smoky Mountain 0 Bunn 20, Franklinton 6 Mountain Heritage 69, Mitchell 18 Union Pines 10, Southern Lee 0 Pisgah 40, North Henderson 18 Cary 21, Lee County 7 Catawba Bandys 30, South Iredell 0 Chapel Hill 27, Oxford Webb 20 Char Christian 21, Ravenscroft 14 Country Day 24, Providence Day 7 Harding 14, West Mecklenburg 12 Latin 31, North Cross, Va. 7 Myers Park 23, S. Mecklenburg 14 Olympic 62, Charlotte Waddell 6 Vance 21, North Mecklenburg 13 Cherokee 42, Rosman 6 East Bladen 27, South Columbus 14 East Burke 42, Maiden 0 East Lincoln 49, Cherryville 6 East Mecklenburg 28, Ardrey Kell 0 Fairmont 26, Red Springs 0 Westover 35, Overhills 20 Franklin 14, East Henderson 6 Fuquay-Varina 35, Athens Drive 27 Ashbrook 21, Forestview 0 Hickory 21, St. Stephens 17 Kann Brown 38, Hickory Ridge 13 First Flight 26, Bertie County 14 Kings Mountain 26, North Gaston 0 Lake Norman 20, West Charlotte 18 Burns 34, Patton 20 Lenoir Hibriten 62, Mooresville 21 Madison 33, Avery County 27 Mallard Creek 41, Hopewell 14 Manteo 44, Perquimans County 29 Marvin Ridge 24, Anson County 20 Butler 35, Providence 28 Monroe 48, West Stanly 0 Sun Valley 37, Parkwood 20 New Hanover 19, Laney 12 Newton-Conover 41, Draughn 6 N. Brunswick 24, S. Brunswick 14 NW Cabarrus 42, Cent. Cabarrus 0 Aycock 31, Eastern Wayne 6 Polk County 62, Thomas Jefferson 0 Cardinal Gibbons 28, N. Vance 0 Enloe 38, Wakefield 10 Millbrook 39, Leesville Road 23 Richmond County 24, Lumberton 7 Robbinsville 40, Hayesville 6 Rocky Mount 21, Wilson Fike 14 Shelby 17, R-S Central 6 South Granville 27, Northwood 7 S. Johnston 42, Southern Wayne 0 S. Durham 47, East Chapel Hill 0 S. Guilford 10, North Forsyth 6 SWt Edgecombe 22, Tarboro 16 Statesville 14, North Iredell 12 Swain County 62, Andrews 6 Thomasville 42, West Davidson 0 W-F-Rolesville 48, Sanderson 14 Wallace-Rose Hill 42, Rocky Point Tuscola 35, West Henderson 0

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Princeton (1-4) at Harvard (3-2), Noon South Florida (5-1) at Pittsburgh (6-1), Noon Connecticut (4-2) at West Virginia (5-1), Noon Brown (3-2) at Cornell (2-3), 12:30 p.m. Cent. Connecticut St. (5-1) at Bryant (3-3), 1 p.m. Lehigh (1-5) at Bucknell (3-3), 1 p.m. Colgate (7-0) at Holy Cross (5-1), 1 p.m. Fordham (3-3) at Lafayette (5-1), 1 p.m. Albany, N.Y. (5-2) at Monmouth, N.J. (3-3), 1 p.m. Towson (2-4) at Northeastern (0-6), 1 p.m. Sacred Heart (1-5) at Wagner (3-3), 1 p.m. Columbia (2-3) at Dartmouth (0-5), 1:30 p.m. New Hampshire (5-1) at Hofstra (4-3), 3 p.m. Wake Forest (4-3) at Navy (5-2), 3:30 p.m. Yale (3-2) at Penn (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina (3-3) at Stony Brook (3-4), 3:30 p.m. Akron (1-5) at Syracuse (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Rhode Island (1-5) at Villanova (6-1), 3:30 p.m. Duquesne (2-5) at St. Francis, Pa. (1-6), 7 p.m.

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R-S Central’s Leon Brown (25) intercepts the Shelby pass for the gain Friday at Shelby High. Garrett Byers/ Daily Courier

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the loose ball at the Central 46 yard line. The Lions moved just 23 yards before the Hilltoppers’ defense stiffened and forced a Lions’ field goal attempt. Shelby’s Ben Cheaney was true from 39 yards out and the Continued from Page 7 Lions lead 3-0. Those would prove to be the only three Suzanne Earley. points of a first half that saw terrific defenThe Trojans then dou- sive efforts from both South Mountain 3A/2A bled up the Jackets 18-9 Athletic Conference teams. on a tip from Katherine The second crucial play of the night occurred Murray and were put midway through the third quarter as Cameron on the cusp of victory Green stood back to punt. Green’s punt sailed on an ace by Kristen high into the clear night air but traveled just Hutchins. Enriquez 10 yards. then delivered the 25-12 The Lions took over following the punt at win off of a kill on an the Hilltoppers’ 49-yard line. outside attack that put Shelby (8-1, 4-0) moved 49 yards in just Chase up two sets to eight plays and they were aided by 15 yards of none. penalties called on the Hilltoppers. The theme of the third The Lions’ Kipton Key sliced into the end set could have been zone from 21 yards out on a 1st and 10 play “Who let the dogs out.” following an offsides call on Central on a 3rd With the Trojans hold- and 2. ing a commanding 10-3 Key’s pay dirt run was capped by a Cheaney lead, having registered extra point and the Lions lead 10-0. three spikes to that The third crucial play occurred just juncture in the game, a moments later. stray dog wondered on The Hilltoppers’ offense had moved the ball the court. 23 yards on five plays out to their own 43, folAfter it was corralled lowing the Lions’ touchdown. On a 1st and 10, by school officials, the Kinlaw looked to make a late pitch to Trojans continued their torrid play reeling of eight straight point to effictfly put the contest away, but it was Jesse Alexander and Hutchins COLUMBUS — Polk County beat Thomas who put the exclamation point on the win a pow- Jefferson, 62-0, Friday night. The loss was the Gryphons fifth straight in erful cross court kill and conference play. an ace respectively to The Wolverines jumped out to a 28-0 lead move Chase to the next in the opening period and had stretched the round, winning 25-8. margin to 56-0 at the half. The Trojans play in Gryphons coach Tony Helton said his quarthat next round on their home court on Tuesday. terback Will Beam had a good night passing

Chase

wingback Leon Brown, but Kinlaw’s pitch was pulled from the air by the Lions’ Gerald Jennings, who raced 40 yards into the end zone. Cheaney trotted on and Shelby suddenly lead 17-0. “The turnovers were the key,” said a disappointed Cheek. “We just have to bounce back. We knew these two weeks were going to be tough, now we have to bounce back.” The fourth and final crucial play of the night came as the Hilltoppers tried to mount a comeback. Central had moved 80 yards on six plays, aided by an unsportsmanlike call against Shelby, to find the end zone, early in the fourth. Kinlaw found Brown from 13 yards out, and the extra point attempt was no good, but Central narrowed the Lions lead to 11 at 17-6. Midway through the fourth, as the Hilltoppers tried to overcome the difference, a Kinlaw pass floated into the arms of Jennings and the speedy corner for all intents and purposes had sealed the win for Shelby. “I figured that this would be a defensive struggle,” Cheek said. “These are the No. 1 and No. 2 defenses in the conference and they played like it tonight.” The Hilltoppers (8-2, 4-1) have a week to regroup and prepare for the new biggest game of the season — a showdown with undefeated, in conference play, Burns. The Bulldogs, also a 3A program, will be looking to deny the Hilltoppers the SMAC 3A crown when they arrive at the Palace next Friday.

Polk routs Thomas Jefferson, 62-0 and that McKinnon Martin and Ryan Spurlin had a good night from their wide receiver positions. Spurlin had eight catches. Brannon McDowell had a solid night defensively, Helton said, including three tackles for loss. Jefferson’s Adam Harris, who was hospitalized after being injured last week, was on the sideline for the game.

Clemson (3-3) at Miami (5-1), 3:30 p.m. UAB (2-4) at Marshall (4-3), Noon Georgia Tech (6-1) at Virginia (3-3), Noon James Madison (2-4) at William & Mary (5-1), 12:05 p.m. Arkansas (3-3) at Mississippi (4-2), 12:30 p.m. Butler (6-0) at Campbell (1-5), 1 p.m. Drake (5-1) at Davidson (2-4), 1 p.m. Morgan St. (5-1) at Delaware St. (1-4), 1 p.m. N. Carolina A&T (3-3) at Howard (2-4), 1 p.m. Marist (3-3) at Morehead St. (2-5), 1 p.m. Liberty (4-2) at Charleston Southern (2-4), 1:30 p.m. Maryland (2-5) at Duke (3-3), 1:30 p.m. Chattanooga (4-2) at Elon (5-1), 1:30 p.m. Alcorn St. (2-3) at Alabama St. (2-3), 2 p.m. S. Carolina St. (5-1) at Hampton (3-3), 2 p.m. E. Illinois (5-2) at Jacksonville St. (4-2), 2 p.m. Jackson St. (1-5) at MVSU (2-4), 2 p.m. VMI (1-5) at Presbyterian (0-6), 2 p.m. Furman (4-2) at The Citadel (2-4), 2 p.m. SE Missouri (1-5) at Tennessee Tech (3-3), 2:30 p.m. Georgia Southern (4-3) at Appalachian St. (4-2), 3 p.m. Norfolk St. (3-3) at Florida A&M (4-2), 3 p.m. Tennessee (3-3) at Alabama (7-0), 3:30 p.m. W. Kentucky (0-6) at Middle Tennessee (3-3), 3:30 p.m. Massachusetts (4-2) at Richmond (6-0), 3:30 p.m. North Texas (1-5) at Troy (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Winston-Salem (0-6) at Bethune-Cookman (2-4), 4 p.m. Wofford (1-5) at W. Carolina (1-5), 4 p.m. Florida Atlantic (1-4) at La-Lafayette (4-2), 5 p.m. Old Dominion (5-2) at Savannah St. (1-4), 5 p.m. S. Virginia (1-6) at Gardner-Webb (4-2), 6 p.m. E. Kentucky (4-2) at Austin Peay (2-4), 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (4-2) at Kentucky (3-3), 7 p.m. SE Louisiana (4-2) at McNeese St. (4-2), 7 p.m. Vanderbilt (2-5) at South Carolina (5-2), 7 p.m. Tulane (2-4) at Southern Miss. (4-3), 7 p.m. Murray St. (2-4) at Tenn.-Martin (2-5), 7 p.m. Auburn (5-2) at LSU (5-1), 7:30 p.m. Florida (6-0) at Mississippi St. (3-4), 7:30 p.m. Texas St. (3-3) at Northwestern St. (0-6), 8 p.m.

MIDWEST

Cent. Michigan (6-1) at Bowling Green (3-4), Noon Indiana (4-3) at Northwestern (4-3), Noon Minnesota (4-3) at Ohio St. (5-2), Noon Illinois (1-5) at Purdue (2-5), Noon Colorado (2-4) at Kansas St. (4-3), 12:30 p.m. Ball St. (0-7) at E. Michigan (0-6), 1 p.m. N. Illinois (3-3) at Miami (Ohio) (0-7), 1 p.m. Iowa St. (4-3) at Nebraska (4-2), 1:30 p.m. Kent St. (3-4) at Ohio (5-2), 2 p.m. Dayton (5-1) at Valparaiso (1-5), 2 p.m. Buffalo (3-4) at W. Michigan (3-4), 2 p.m. N. Iowa (5-2) at S. Dakota St. (5-1), 3 p.m. W. Illinois (1-5) at Indiana St. (0-7), 3:05 p.m. Louisville (2-4) at Cincinnati (6-0), 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma (3-3) at Kansas (5-1), 3:30 p.m. Penn St. (6-1) at Michigan (5-2), 3:30 p.m. Boston College (5-2) at Notre Dame (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Youngstown St. (4-2) at S. Illinois (5-1), 4 p.m. Missouri St. (4-3) at N. Dakota St. (1-6), 7 p.m. Temple (4-2) at Toledo (4-3), 7 p.m. Iowa (7-0) at Michigan St. (4-3), 7:05 p.m. Texas (6-0) at Missouri (4-2), 8 p.m.

SOUTHWEST

Oklahoma St. (5-1) at Baylor (3-3), 12:30 p.m. Sam Houston St. (3-3) at Stephen F.Austin (5-1), 3 p.m. Edward Waters (0-7) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (3-2), 3:30 p.m. UCF (3-3) at Rice (0-7), 3:30 p.m. Fla. International (1-5) at Arkansas St. (1-4), 7 p.m. Nicholls St. (1-5) at Cent. Arkansas (4-2), 7 p.m. Texas A&M (3-3) at Texas Tech (5-2), 7 p.m. SMU (3-3) at Houston (5-1), 7:30 p.m.

FAR WEST

Louisiana Tech (3-3) at Utah St. (1-5), 3 p.m. Oregon (5-1) at Washington (3-4), 3:30 p.m. Weber St. (4-3) at N. Colorado (2-5), 3:35 p.m. San Diego St. (2-4) at Colorado St. (3-4), 4 p.m. North Dakota (3-3) at S. Utah (2-4), 4 p.m. Air Force (4-3) at Utah (5-1), 4 p.m. Montana St. (4-2) at E. Wash. (4-3), 4:05 p.m. Idaho (6-1) at Nevada (3-3), 4:05 p.m. UC Davis (3-3) at Portland St. (2-5), 4:05 p.m. Washington St. (1-5) at California (4-2), 4:30 p.m. Jacksonville (3-3) at San Diego (3-3), 4:30 p.m. Montana (6-0) at Sacramento St. (2-4), 5:05 p.m. Idaho St. (0-7) at N. Arizona (4-2), 6:05 p.m. UCLA (3-3) at Arizona (4-2), 6:30 p.m. TCU (6-0) at BYU (6-1), 7:30 p.m. UNLV (2-5) at New Mexico (0-6), 8 p.m. Oregon St. (4-2) at Southern Cal (5-1), 8 p.m. Dixie St. (4-4) at Cal Poly (3-3), 9:05 p.m. Arizona St. (4-2) at Stanford (4-3), 10:15 p.m. Fresno St. (3-3) at New Mexico St. (3-4), 10:20 p.m. Boise St. (6-0) at Hawaii (2-4), 11:05 p.m.

Seminoles rally past Tar Heels for 30-27 win

CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Christian Ponder knew Florida State’s offense was good enough to get the Seminoles back in the game, even against one of the nation’s top defenses. Now maybe Bobby Bowden’s critics will back off for a while. Ponder threw for a careerhigh 395 yards and three touchdowns to help Florida State rally from a big secondhalf deficit and beat North Carolina 30-27 on Thursday night, a game that could be as much momentum-builder for the Seminoles as moralekiller for the Tar Heels. Rod Owens added careerhighs of nine catches for 199 yards, including a 98-yard score, for the Seminoles (3-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed 24-6 early in the third quarter and appeared headed for a fourth straight loss. Instead, Ponder led the league’s top offense to a stunning rally against the nation’s third-ranked total defense, including the goahead 18-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Beau

Reliford with 6:20 to play. For one night anyway, it was a lot easier to forget all the chatter from some frustrated Florida State fans that Bowden should step aside from the program he built into a national power. “The talk that we’ve had down there, there’s only one thing that solves it. Winning,” Bowden said. “Play close and fight your guts out? Who cares? You’ve got to win.” Florida State finished with 438 total yards, the most allowed this season by North Carolina (4-3, 0-3). That came despite the Seminoles generating little on the ground and committing 16 penalties for 121 yards — both season-highs — to force almost the entire burden on Ponder. He responded by completing 33 of 40 passes, including his final 16 attempts. “This proves how good we can be, and I’m just proud of the way we fought back,” Ponder said. “Down what, 24-6? And we could have given up and we didn’t.

That’s just the character of the guys on this team.” The Tar Heels, meanwhile, will be thinking about letting this one get away for a while. They still had a chance to tie when they got the ball back with 47 seconds left and no timeouts, but their desperate drive only got to midfield before Markus White sacked T.J. Yates on the final play. “It’s too frustrating,” cornerback Kendric Burney said. “I don’t know what to say or how to explain anything right now. It tears you apart.” It was the first Thursday night home game at North Carolina, which donned all Navy blue uniforms for the first time and brought in former-Tar Heels-turnedNFL stars Julius Peppers and Lawrence Taylor. Before the season, this looked like a chance for coach Butch Davis to showcase his program to a national TV audience. But after woeful offensive performances in conference losses to Georgia Tech and Virginia, Davis’ Tar Heels needed this win to prove to frustrated fans that the

rebuilding plan was, in fact, moving forward. They left Kenan Stadium still looking for a league win. And surprisingly, the blame couldn’t be put solely on that young offense that has struggled all year. The Tar Heels ran for 238 yards, with starting tailback Shaun Draughn rushing for a season-high 126 on 23 carries while the receivers added 109 on an array of end-around attempts. Yates ran and passed for a score, but threw for just 64 yards, while Greg Little scored on a 5-yard run on the game’s opening drive. “It’s a little bit of a wake-up call for the defense,” Davis said. “Reputations and rankings and stats and all that stuff is somewhat insignificant. You’ve got to play.” The Tar Heels dominated the mistake-prone Seminoles through the first half to take a 17-6 lead, a margin that could have been even worse had they not had a holding penalty wipe out an 81-yard scoring pass from Yates to Jheranie Boyd. Yates

increased the lead when he rolled left on a keeper and scored from 10 yards out to make it 24-6 with 11:38 left. The rest of the quarter, however, belonged to the Seminoles. Ponder connected with Taiwan Easterling for a 6-yard touchdown pass to start the comeback. Then, after Yates threw an interception near the goal line, Ponder lofted the ball deep down the right sideline for Owens, who evaded a diving tackle attempt from behind by Charlie Brown and sprinted to the end zone for the 98-yard score — the longest play from scrimmage by either side in a North Carolina game — that made it 24-20 with 4:41 to play in the third. “I think we definitely got the momentum back on our side and we just took advantage of it and kept rolling,” Ponder said of the long pass play. “When the defense makes plays like that, it’s our job as an offense to take control of that opportunity and do something with it, and that’s what we did.”


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Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Nation Today Priest slain in rectory

CHATHAM, N.J. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest was found slain Friday morning in his clerical robes in the rectory of his northern New Jersey parish, and authorities warned that a killer was on the loose. Preliminary autopsy results confirmed that the Rev. Ed Hinds was a homicide victim, said Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi. No one has been arrested, and authorities said they would not discuss possible motives. “Until a suspect is caught, people should be hypervigilant,” Bianchi said, noting a “significant amount of injuries” to Hinds. “The fact is that this was a community leader whose arms were wide open to downtrodden,” he said. “Maybe one of those individuals was involved. That kind of generosity is preyed upon.” Hinds, dressed in vestments, was found around 8 a.m. Friday in the kitchen of the rectory attached to St. Patrick’s Church after he didn’t show up to preside over morning Mass.

Bank failures top 100

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cascade of bank failures this year surpassed 100 on Friday, the most in nearly two decades. And the trouble in the banking system from bad loans and the recession goes even deeper than the number suggests. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of other banks remain open even though they are as weak as many that have been shuttered. Regulators are seizing banks slowly and selectively — partly to avoid inciting panic and partly because buyers for bad banks are hard to find. Going slow buys time. An economic recovery could save some banks that would otherwise go under. But if the recovery is slow and smaller

banks’ finances get even worse, it could wind up costing even more. The bank failures, 101 in all, are the most in any year since 120 collapsed in 1992, at the end of the savings-and-loan crisis. Regulators took over Partners Bank of Naples, Fla., and American United Bank of Lawrenceville, Ga., on Friday afternoon.

Copter crashes on ship NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed on a Navy ship during training, killing one service member and injuring eight, the Navy said. Service members were rappelling down a rope from the helicopter to the USNS Arctic around 8 p.m. Thursday off the Virginia coast near Fort Story when the crash happened, Navy spokeswoman Lt. J. G. Megan Issac said. The helicopter crashed into the ship’s stern and ended up on its side, Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, commander of the Military Sealift Command, said at a news conference Friday morning at Naval Station Norfolk. A small fire on the ship’s deck was quickly extinguished.

Plane misses airport MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis airport police say controllers tried to contact the pilots of a wayward Northwest Airlines jetliner by radio, data message and cell phone after it failed to land as scheduled. Federal officials are investigating how the San Diego-to-Minneapolis flight overshot the airport by 150 miles on Wednesday. The pilots have told authorities they were distracted by a heated conversation. A police report released Friday identified the pilots as Timothy Cheney and Richard Cole.

Associated Press

Stacy Minze and others search a field for Elizabeth Olten Friday near Route D in St. Martins, Mo. Police in mid-Missouri say they have found the body of the missing 9-year-old girl and have a juvenile “person of interest” in custody.

Missing Missouri girl found dead in woods ST. MARTINS, Mo. (AP) — The body of a missing 9-year-old Missouri girl was found in a wooded area near the state capital on Friday, two days after she was last seen walking from a neighbor’s home, police said. Cole County Sheriff Greg White said a juvenile, described only as a “person of interest,” was taken into custody. The juvenile was acquainted with the girl, Elizabeth Olten, White said. The sheriff not give any details on how Elizabeth died or about the juvenile in custody except to say that the person lived in the area west of Jefferson City and was older than the girl. Police said Elizabeth’s body was found just before 3 p.m. “We were able to obtain some physical evidence and through some analysis of some of the evidence and in all honesty some written evidence, we were able to develop a person of interest,” White said. “Once we reached that person and interviewed them, ultimately they led us to where we’ve recovered Elizabeth’s body.” Elizabeth was last seen when she started walking home from a neighbor’s house on Wednesday evening. A woman who answered a family spokeswoman’s phone Friday said Elizabeth’s family had no immediate comment. White said had spoken with Elizabeth’s mother and said the family is “deeply grieving.” “I’m a parent, and I know how I would feel. I would simply leave it to you that they are grieving,” he said. Earlier Friday, about 70 people had searched for Elizabeth on horseback, with all-terrain vehicles and on foot while another 70 investigators checked leads, White said. Several hundred people had joined the search Thursday despite a steady rain and rough terrain. Police focused their search area after they figured out roughly where

Florida girl’s mom vows to find her killer ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Chubby-cheeked Somer Thompson was last seen alive walking along the sidewalk in front of a vacant house, and authorities said Friday that they’re searching for someone who saw what happened to the 7-year-old after that. Her teary but resolute mother warned her daughter’s killer: “We’ll get you.” The day after the child’s body was identified, authorities said they had ruled out all 161 registered sex offenders who lived within a 5-mile radius of Somer’s home. Despite doggedly pursuing hundreds of leads, police have not made an arrest. Investigators sifted through evidence from the vacant house and the Georgia landfill where her body was discovered Wednesday after investigators followed garbage trucks some 50 miles away from her neighborhood in suburban Jacksonville. Somer vanished while walking home from her elementary school on Monday afternoon. Elizabeth’s phone was located. White said the phone was later found but declined to say if it had turned up evidence. The Missouri State Highway Patrol searched by helicopter with thermal imaging radar, and the Missouri State Water Patrol checked ponds in the area with sonar.

Mom spilled beans on hoax DENVER (AP) — The mother of the 6-year-old boy once feared missing inside a runaway helium balloon admitted the whole saga was a hoax, according to court documents released Friday. Mayumi Heene told sheriff’s deputies that she and her husband Richard “knew all along that Falcon was hiding in the residence” in Fort Collins, according to an affidavit used to get a search warrant for the home. She allegedly told investigators the incident was a hoax meant to make them more marketable to the media. “Mayumi described that she and Richard Heene devised this hoax approximately two weeks earlier.... She and Richard had instructed their three children to lie to authorities as well as the media regarding this hoax,” the affidavit said. Richard Heene has denied a hoax. His lawyer, David Lane, said Friday he is waiting to see the evidence. “Allegations are cheap,” Lane said. Mayumi Heene’s lawyer, Lee Christian, was traveling and didn’t immediately respond to messages left with his office.

Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden has said he will recommend charges against the Heenes including conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, making a false report to authorities, and attempting to influence a public servant. The most serious charges are felonies and carry a maximum sentence of six years in prison. Alderden said authorities also would be seeking restitution for the costs of the balloon chase, though he didn’t provide a figure. His office has said it will likely be next week before it forwards its findings to prosecutors to decide on charges. In frantic calls to a TV station, 911 and federal aviation officials, the Heenes reported that they feared Falcon was in the homemade, saucerlike balloon when it was accidentally launched from their back yard last week. Millions watched as media and National Guard helicopters tracked the balloon across the Colorado plains. It landed in a dusty farm field, where ground crews looked inside but found no sign of the boy.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A mother accused of drunkenly causing a high-speed wreck managed to pull her own 11-year-old daughter from the mangled, overturned car as another girl lay dying, prosecutors said Friday. The mother, Carmen Huertas, had brushed off warnings that she was too drunk to drive, pil-

ing seven children in her station wagon to drive them to a slumber party at her home, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said. He said she played a morbid guessing game as she sped up a highway at nearly 70 mph, asking her young passengers to raise their hands if they thought they

would crash. Morgenthau called Huertas’ behavior “outrageous” as he announced that she was indicted on charges including manslaughter, assault and driving under the influence of alcohol. She remains hospitalized with a shoulder injury; her arraignment is expected in mid-November.


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NEW YORK — Investors dumped stocks and locked in profits Friday after the glow of a week full of strong earnings reports faded. The retreat came as cautious forecasts from railroads caused unease about the economy and a rising dollar pushed prices of commodities lower, which hurt materials and energy stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 109 points to end the week with a modest loss. Traders appeared eager to collect gains after earnings reports for the July-September quarter came in far stronger than forecast, pushing major stock indexes up more than 6 percent in three weeks. “We’ve had such a great run that you’re going to get people taking money off the table, especially at the end of the week,” said Dr. Bob Froehlich, senior managing director, at Hartford Financial Services. Analysts have been calling for stocks to take more breaks after a seven-month rally that raised questions about whether the market was getting ahead of itself. The day’s drop came despite some pieces of good news. The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales posted their biggest increase in 26 years in September, while shares of Amazon.com rode to a new high after the Internet retailer’s earnings and forecasts came in much stronger than expected. Amazon’s gains as well as a jump in Microsoft Corp. after its own strong earnings helped limit the losses of the technologyheavy Nasdaq composite index. However, the strong results from Amazon and Microsoft couldn’t erases concerns over a poor outlook and sharp profit drop from chipmaker Broadcom Corp. or the pessimistic forecasts from railroad CEOs. Union Pacific’s CEO Jim Young said he expects the economy to “limp along” until unemployment starts to fall, while Burlington Northern also issued a tepid forecast. Railroads are seen as an early indicator of economic activity because of the key role they play in shipping goods to manufacturers and markets. Linda Duessel, equity market strategist at Federated Investors, didn’t see a cause for worry in the downturn, saying the market needed to pause after the massive surge it has made over the past seven months. “The run-up has been too fast,” she said. “You need to consolidate.” According to preliminary calculations, the Dow fell 109.13, or 1.1 percent, to 9,972.18. The S&P 500 index fell 13.31, or 1.2 percent, to 1,079.60. The Nasdaq composite index fell 10.82, or 0.5 percent, to 2,154.47. Bond prices fell, sending their yields higher. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.50 percent from 3.42 percent late Thursday. Crude oil fell 69 cents to settle at $80.50 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil was below $70 when October began. Gold settled at $1,056.40. Three stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.3 billion shares, in line with Thursday.

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WASHINGTON — Home resales in September clocked the largest monthly increase in 26 years as buyers scrambled to complete their purchases before a tax credit for first-time owners expires. Sales jumped 9.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million last month, from a downwardly revised pace of 5.1 million in August, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. That pace was the strongest in two years and beat Wall Street forecasts. Sales had been expected to rise to an annual rate of 5.35 million, according to economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters. “There’s a mini-boom going on in the housing market,” said Thomas Popik, who conducts a monthly survey of real estate agents for Campbell Communications, a research firm. Nationwide sales are up nearly 24 percent from their bottom in January, but are still down 23 percent from four years ago. Prices, however, continued to be dragged down by foreclosures and short sales, where the mortgage exceeds the sales price. The median price last month was $174,900, down almost 9 percent from $191,200 a year earlier, and slightly lower than August’s median of $177,300. The inventory of unsold homes

on the market fell about 7 percent to 3.63 million. That’s less than an eight-month supply at the current sales pace, and the lowest level since March 2007. Sales rose around the country, especially in the West, where they grew 13 percent from a month earlier. Foreclosure sales are booming in cities like Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. First-time homebuyers and investors are snapping up those homes and taking advantage of low mortgage rates. These buyers can also take advantage of a tax credit of 10 percent of the sales price, up to $8,000, if the sale is completed by the end of November. The tax credit is so important to some buyers that they are adding a clause to their contracts, allowing them to back out if the sale doesn’t close by Nov. 30. However, economists note that bargain-priced foreclosures and low mortgage rates are making a big contribution to the sales boom. “We think the housing market has touched bottom and it is now only a matter of time until home prices stabilize — something that we anticipate to occur in late 2010,” wrote Joseph LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank. Prices could fall further because rising unemployment leads to more foreclosures. The jobless rate, currently at 9.8 percent is expected to rise as high as 10.5 percent next year, causing more people to fall behind on their mortgages. “There’s more supply that’s going to come into the market-

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Fed chairman pushes Congress for overhaul By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke prodded Congress Friday to enact legislation overhauling the nation’s financial regulatory system to prevent a repeat of the banking and credit debacles that had thrust the country into crisis. “With the financial turmoil abating, now is the time for policymakers to take action to reduce the probability and serverity of any future crises,” Bernanke said in prepared remarks to a Fed conference in Chatham, Mass. For its part, the Fed has been taking steps to strengthen oversight of banks, sharpen consumer protections and on Thursday unveiled a sweeping proposal to police banks’ pay policies to make sure they don’t encourage top executives and other employees to take reckless gambles. But Congress needs to step in and close regulatory gaps and make other changes that only lawmakers have the power to do, Bernanke said. At the top of the Bernanke’s list: Congress must set up a mechanism — along the lines of what the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. does with troubled banks — to safely wind down big financial firms whose fail-

ure could endanger the entire financial system. And, the costs for such a mechanism shuold be paid through an assessment on the financial industry, not by taxpayers, the Fed chief said. Moreover, Congress needs to step better systems for regulators to monitor risks lurking in the financial system. The Obama administration has proposed such action as part of its revamp of financial rules. Its plan would expand the Fed’s powers over big financial institutions but reduce it over consumers. Congress, however, is leery of expanding the Fed’s reach because it and other regulators failed to crack down on problems that led to the crisis. A House panel on Thursday approved a piece of the Obama plan create a federal agency devoted to protecting consumers from predatory lending, abusive overdraft fees and unfair rate hikes. Doing so, strips some powers from the Fed. Bernanke, in his remarks Friday, talked about the Fed’s efforts to bolster consumers protections. And, he said the Fed is working on rules to better safeguard consumers from abusives when it comes to overdraft protection, reverse mortgages and gift cards.

Military to get pay hike By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Military personnel will get an above-inflation pay raise of 3.4 percent under a Pentagon policy bill the Senate passed Thursday and sent to President Barack Obama for his signature. The pay increase was a half-percentage point more than Obama sought earlier this year and beats the average pay boost in the private sector. The popular legislation also gives Obama a few victories in his bid to kill some especially costly weapons systems, though it contains an effort by lawmakers to continue development — over the president’s strong objections — of a costly alternative engine for the Pentagon’s next-generation fighter jet. The Senate cleared the HouseSenate compromise measure by a 68-29 vote. The far-reaching legislation also prohibits the Obama administration from transferring any detainee being held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba to the U.S. for trial

until 45 days after it has given notice to Congress. Guantanamo prisoners could not be released into the U.S. The bill also contains unrelated legislation strengthening federal hate crimes laws to include violence against homosexuals, angering Republicans who objected to the military measure carrying social legislation. The bill also contains significant changes to voting procedures for U.S. troops and other American voters overseas. Some Pentagon reform advocates had hoped Obama would take a more aggressive stance against costly and poorly performing weapons systems. But Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates focused most of their attention on a handful of items, especially trying to kill the jobs-rich but well-over-budget F-22 fighter program, which has its origins in the Cold War era and, its critics maintain, is poorly suited for anti-insurgent battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. The measure would terminate production of the F-22.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Majority Whip James Clyburn of S.C., discuss health care during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday.

Dems working to find public option support how soon,” Pelosi said. Liberals in Congress have long viewed a public option — a sort of Medicare for the middle class — as a critical ingredient for the plan, and Obama has said frequently he favors it. But he has also made clear it is not essential to the legislation he seeks, a gesture to Democratic moderates who have opposed it. “The president thinks that the public option is the best way to achieve choice and competition and bring down health care costs for the American people. And he will continue to ensure that it is achieved in the final health care reform legislation,” White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters Friday. A new version was drawing interest: a federal public plan that would allow states to opt out. Reid was testing support for that idea and for a second alternative, which would hold government-sponsored insurance coverage in reserve and “trigger” it only if private companies weren’t providing enough affordable alternatives in given states.

By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in Congress scrambled Friday to round up votes for allowing the government to sell health insurance in competition with private industry as they struggled to finalize a health care bill that meets President Barack Obama’s goals. In a change in the Senate, long seen as hostile to the so-called public option, senior Democrats were considering including such a measure, officials said. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., spent Friday calling and talking with wavering Democrats to test support for different versions of the plan. A similar process was under way in the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi was scratching for votes in favor of her preferred version of the so-called public option, even though opposition from moderates seemed to indicate that the votes weren’t there. “We are continuing to count the votes on this,” the California Democrat told reporters after a Democratic caucus meeting where lawmakers were asked to state where they stood on the plan. “By no means is the count complete.” Tensions were running high with Democrats in both chambers in the final throes of completing sweeping health care bills they want to bring to the floor within weeks. The remaining details were proving sticky but in its broad outlines the legislation would remake the nation’s $2.5 trillion health care system with a new requirement for most Americans to purchase health insurance, and government subsidies to help lowerincome people do so. Insurers would face new restrictions against dropping coverage for sick people or denying coverage to people with pre-existing health conditions. “It’s just a question of when, and

The “trigger” version has the advantage of being backed by Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, the only Republican so far to vote for health care legislation. Obama would like to end up with a health care bill with at least a hint of bipartisanship so bringing Snowe along is seen as important, and she’s voiced skepticism about other versions of the public plan. Reid and other Senate leaders met with Obama Thursday evening at the White House. Legislation taking shape in the House is also expected to include a public option, and Pelosi indicated openness Friday to the “opt out” plan though it’s not been under active consideration there. Her preferred option would tie reimbursement rates to doctors and hospitals to rates paid by Medicare.

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Poll finds U.S. not as hot about warming

Ian Iames, of Fairfield, Ohio, waits in line for the H1N1 flu vaccine Friday at the Butler County Fairgrounds in Hamilton, Ohio. Thousands of people from southwest ohio and surrounding areas waited in the rain for hours in hopes of receiving the vaccine.

By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Americans seem to be cooling toward global warming. Just 57 percent think there is solid evidence the world is getting warmer, down 20 points in just three years, a new poll says. And the share of people who believe pollution caused by humans is causing temperatures to rise has also taken a dip, even as the U.S. and world forums gear up for possible action against climate change. In a poll of 1,500 adults by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, released Thursday, the number of people saying there is strong scientific evidence that the Earth has gotten warmer over the past few decades is down from 71 percent in April of last year and from 77 percent when Pew started asking the question in 2006. The number of people who see the situation as a serious problem also has declined. The steepest drop has occurred during the past year, as Congress and the Obama administration have taken steps to control heattrapping emissions for the first time and international negotiations for a new treaty to slow global warming have been under way. At the same time, there has been mounting scientific evidence of climate change — from melting ice caps to the world’s oceans hitting the highest monthly recorded temperatures this summer. The poll was released a day after 18 scientific organizations wrote Congress to reaffirm the consensus behind global warming. A federal government report Thursday found that global warming is upsetting the Arctic’s thermostat. Only about a third, or 36 percent of the respondents, feel that human activities — such as pollution from power plants, factories and automobiles — are behind a temperature increase. That’s down from 47 percent from 2006 through last year’s poll. “The priority that people give to pollution and environmental concerns and a whole host of other issues is down because of the economy and because of the focus on other things,” suggested Andrew Kohut, the director of the research center, which conducted the poll from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. “When the focus is on other things, people forget and see these issues as less grave.” Andrew Weaver, a professor of climate analysis at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, said politics could be drowning out scientific awareness. “It’s a combination of poor communication by scientists, a lousy summer in the Eastern United States, people mixing up weather and climate and a full-court press by public relations firms and lobby groups trying to instill a sense of uncertainty and confusion in the public,” he said. Political breakdowns in the survey underscore how tough it could be to enact a law limiting pollution emissions blamed for warming. While threequarters of Democrats believe the evidence of a warming planet is solid, and nearly half believe the problem is serious, far fewer conservative and moderate Democrats see the problem as grave. Fifty-seven percent of Republicans say there is no solid evidence of global warming, up from 31 percent in early 2007. Though there are exceptions, the vast majority of scientists agree that global warming is occurring and that the primary cause is a buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal. Jane Lubchenco, head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told a business group meeting at the White House Thursday: “The science is pretty clear that the climate challenge before us is very real. We’re already seeing impacts of climate change in our own backyards.” Despite misgivings about the science, half the respondents still say they support limits on greenhouse gases, even if they could lead to higher energy prices. And a majority — 56 percent — feel the United States should join other countries in setting standards to address global climate change. But many of the supporters of reducing pollution have heard little to nothing about cap-and-trade, the main mechanism for reducing greenhouse gases favored by the White House and central to legislation passed by the House and a bill the Senate will take up next week. Under cap-and-trade, a price is put on each ton of pollution, and businesses can buy and sell permits to meet emissions limits. “Perhaps the most interesting finding in this poll ... is that the more Americans learn about capand-trade, the more they oppose cap-and-trade,” said Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who opposes the Senate bill and has questioned global warming science. Regional as well as political differences were detected in the polling. People living in the Midwest and mountainous areas of the West are far less likely to view global warming as a serious problem and to support limits on greenhouse gases than those in the Northeast and on the West Coast. Both the House and Senate bills have been drafted by Democratic lawmakers from Massachusetts and California. One of those lawmakers, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, told reporters Thursday that she was happy with the results, given the interests and industry groups fighting the bill. “Today, to get 57 percent saying that the climate is warming is good, because today everybody is grumpy about everything,” Boxer said. “Science will win the day in America. Science always wins the day.”

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Swine flu deaths top 1,000 ATLANTA (AP) — More Americans have been vaccinated against seasonal flu this fall than ever before by this time of year, federal health officials said Friday. Sixty million people have gotten the winter flu vaccine — probably because they’re paying more attention to flu warnings in general, thanks to swine flu. It’s an unprecedented number of seasonal flu shots for October; most usually aren’t given until later in the fall. Part of it is due to supply: There are already 85 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine available, a much larger amount than usual for this early in the fall. Most years, roughly 100 million doses are used during the season. But a big factor probably is that swine flu — also known as the 2009 H1N1 virus — is drawing attention to public health warnings that seasonal flu is also a deadly illness that can be prevented through vaccinations, said Joe Quimby, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There’s been a heightened awareness in the American pub-

lic due to H1N1 this year,” said Quimby. Meanwhile, swine flu is more widespread now than it’s ever been, and has resulted in more than 1,000 U.S. deaths so far. Flu illnesses are as widespread now as they are at the winter peak of normal flu seasons, said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden. “Many millions” of Americans have had swine flu so far, according to an estimate he gave at a Friday press conference. The government doesn’t test everyone to confirm swine flu so it doesn’t have an exact count. Frieden updated some other estimates, too, saying there have been more than 20,000 hospitalizations. Nearly 100 swine flu deaths in children have been reported, CDC officials also said. Forty-six states now have widespread flu activity. The only states without widespread flu are Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey and South Carolina. There are at least two different types of flu causing illnesses; tests from about 5,000 patients suggest that nearly all the flu cases are swine flu.

This year’s seasonal flu vaccine won’t protect against swine flu; a separate swine flu vaccine is needed. Vaccine production takes several months, and the work on seasonal vaccine was already well under way when swine flu was first identified in April. It was too late for the swine flu virus to be included in the seasonal doses. Because of swine flu production delays, the government has backed off initial, optimistic estimates that as many as 120 million vaccine doses would be available by mid-October. As of Wednesday, only 11 million doses had been shipped to health departments, doctor’s offices and other providers across the country, CDC officials said. “It’s frustrating to all of us. We wish there were more vaccine available,” Frieden said. The flu virus has to be grown in chicken eggs, and the yield hasn’t been as high as was initially hoped, CDC officials explained. He added that 5 million new doses became available in the past week, and vaccine should be more plentiful soon.

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Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Letting kids cheat harms them Dear Abby: I was raised from an early age that if you play a game, you have to play fair and obey the rules. What I don’t understand is cheating. A couple I know allow their children to play games with adults and let them cheat. What they’re doing is obvious, and their parents even joke about it. I no longer enjoy playing with this family, but I don’t know what to do or say. I have tried to subtly discourage and stop the deceptions, but I don’t want to seem like a sore loser. Any suggestions? — Plays by the Rules Dear Plays by the Rules: Yes. Do not play games with the family if the children are involved. It’s not about being a sore loser; it’s about not being a chump. By allowing their children to ignore the “rules,” these parents are sending the message that rules don’t apply to them. Because the children cheat when they play with you, it’s safe to assume that they think it’s acceptable to do it with other kids. Dear Abby: My sister-in-law has just informed me that she doesn’t think it is as important for her daughters to attend college as it is her sons. My mother-in-law recently made a crack about my finances because she knows I’m paying off my student loans for two degrees. My father-in-law can’t understand what “all the fuss is about” now that

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

my oldest daughter is preparing for college. Abby, I have friends in their 30s and 40s who, for one reason or another, are single women supporting themselves. Even some who have degrees are struggling, but they are able to own their own homes because they are able to earn decent salaries. What should I say when my mother-in-law and sister-in-law put me down for higher learning? Neither of them went to college or has ever worked. They would be on welfare if they didn’t have their husbands’ income. By the way, I’m not having any problem paying back my student loans, and my husband is proud of my accomplishments. — Educated Dear Educated: Your mother-inlaw and sister-in-law are misguided. They do not understand the financial realities that exist for women today because they have never been exposed to them. Nothing that you can say to them will change their mind-set. Rather than respond to their comments, take every opportunity to encourage your nieces.

Cause of fluids should be found Dear Dr. Gott: I am hoping you can give me some answers. My stomach filled up with about 6-1/2 liters of fluid. The doctor said it was the same as carrying a 6-1/2-pound baby. I have been to two different hospitals about this. The first took the tests, and that doctor told me they could not find the cause and claimed the fluid would eventually leave on its own, not to worry, and then discharged me. Four days after that, I had terrible abdominal pains and noticed that the fluid was increasing. I called a relative, who took me to the ER of the second hospital. I underwent numerous tests again, include a CT and MRI. The doctor there then ordered that the fluid be removed. Once the fluid was gone, another surgeon came in and performed a special procedure that involved several small incisions in my abdomen so a camera could be used. I assume

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it was similar to an exploratory surgery but without a huge incision. It has now been 10 weeks, and I still have the fluid. I still don’t have any answers. Dear Reader: This is a complicated situation, and I don’t believe you are getting appropriate care. Your letter is vague about what testing you have had other than a biopsy. Without knowing what was done, I cannot provide specific information. That said, I might be able to at least point you in the right direction for getting further help. Based on your description, I believe you are suffering from ascites, which is excess fluid within the abdominal cavity.

IN THE STARS

Your Birthday, Oct. 24; Endeavors or enterprises that contain strong elements of charity will capture your attention. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Events could do an about-face with regard to something you’ve long hoped would happen. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Your charm is likely to capture the attention of others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Conditions that have a direct influence on your security could make two distinct shifts. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Your leadership qualities will be vying for expression. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You may have wondered many times whether or not your kindnesses were truly appreciated, but not so at this time. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Because you are far more sensitive to what is going on around you, this is a good day. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Look for unique opportunities, and do something worthwhile. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — This is a good day to study an idealistic subject. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You’re much more sensitive to the subtleties of other people’s needs and goals. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Your companionship will be greatly desired and appreciated by loved ones. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — The possibilities for achieving your most ambitious objectives are far stronger than they’ve been in a long time. Target your most meaningful goals. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — This could be an exciting, romantic day for all Libras — especially for the unattached. You could receive signals from someone that they like you, too.


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Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of RANDY LOYD STREET of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said RANDY LOYD STREET to present them to the undersigned on or before the 24th 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 24th day of October, 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.

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NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 343

NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 366 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by KEVIN M OGLESBY AND MELISSA OGLESBY, HUSBAND AND WIFE to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated September 8, 2005 and recorded on September 13, 2005 in Book 859 at Page 763, 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 November 3, 2009 at 11:30AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: LOCATED IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND BEING ALL OF LOT 364, GREYROCK SUBDIVISION PHASE 2B, AS SHOWN ON A PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 26, PAGE 123, AFPRESAID COUNTY REGISTRY. SAID PLAT BEING ONE OF A SERIES OF PLATS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 26 PAGES 119 THROUGH 123. BEING all of Lot 364 as shown on survey by R.L. Greene, PLS entitled "Greyrock Subdivision Phase 2B as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 123, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 119 through 123 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular and complete description of said Lot 364. 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 as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25, at Pages 188 through 192; Plats for Phase 1B as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25, at Pages 205 through 208 and Plats for Phase 2A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 26, at Pages 114 through 118 and to the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for GreyRock as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County, 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 by deeds recorded in Deed Book 855, at Page 816 of the Rutherford County, 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. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 364 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. 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 Kevin M. Oglesby and wife, Melissa Oglesby. 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. 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.: 09-17377-FC01

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by DONALD HALSTEAD, unmarried to TRUSTEE SERVICES OF CAROLINA, LLC, Trustee(s), which was dated June 30, 2006 and recorded on July 10, 2006 in Book 908 at Page 1 and rerecorded/modified/corrected on March 5, 2008 in Book 955, Page 122, 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 28, 2009 at 1:30PM, 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 153, Phase I of Vista at Bill's Mountain as shown on that plat recorded in Plat Book 26, at page 227 of the Rutherford County, NC Register's Office; reference to which Plat is hereby made for a more particular description of said Lot. Together With and Subject To restrictive covenants of record, including but not limited to those recorded in Book 797, at Page 878, in Book 880, at Page 709, in Book 904, at Page 530, and all amendments thereto, of the Rutherford County, NC Register's Office. Together With and Subject To those easements and rights of way shown on the above-referenced Plat and as recorded in the Rutherford County, NC Register's Office. And being all of that property described in deed recorded in Book 883, at Page 872 of the Rutherford County, NC Register's Office. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: 428 High Pines Loop, 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. 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 Donald Halstead. 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. 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.: 09-16116-FC01

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PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT needed to assist with treatment of outpatient Physical Therapy clients. Must have NC PTA license and current CPR certification. Full-time, day shift. Call Scott McDermott, Director of Rehabilitation Services at 828-894-8419

I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Up to $10 per 100 ct. Call Frank 828-577-4197

We Haul Year Round Frozen Food Freight! Pacific Northwest Freight Lanes 1 to 2 wk runs/1 yr. exp. No touch freight. T-600 KW w/Tripac. Avg. 6500 miles per trip. Settlements upon trip completion Buel, Inc. 866-369-9744 8am until 5pm

For Sale Estate Sale, living room suite, 3 cushion sofa, coffee & end tables, 3 Broyhill chairs, mint cond. $1,000. 828-287-3669 for appt. 336-926-4262 Semi Automatic Hospital Bed w/brand new mattress. One owner! $200 429-5480

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK 09 SP 403 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY GERALD H. SCHULTZ AND WIFE, MICHELLE ANN SCHULTZ, DATED JULY 6, 2006, AND RECORDED IN DEED OF TRUST BOOK 907, PAGE 669 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY BY RICHARD P. WILLIAMS, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, AS RECORDED IN BOOK 989, PAGE 50, RUTHERFORD COUNTY REGISTRY NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Gerald H. Schultz, and wife, Michelle Ann Schultz dated July 6, 2006, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, in Book 907 at Page 669, said Deed of Trust securing a Note executed and delivered by Gerald H. Schultz and Michelle Ann Schultz, dated July 6, 2006, and because of the default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained in said Deed of Trust and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Rutherford County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding the undersigned RICHARD P. WILLIAMS, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on the 3rd day of November, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at the door of the Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, the following described real property (including permanent structures, if any, and any other improvements attached to the real property) as follows: PARCEL ONE: Being a part of the 98.45 acre tract of land deeded to Allen Carlton by Morgan P. Bodie and wife, Theora S. Bodie, by deed dated March 24, 1952, and recorded in Deed Book 215 Page 392, Rutherford County Registry, the part hereby conveyed being described according to a survey and plat made by Clyde C. Sorrels, Surveyor, on March 20, 1967, as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pin on the west side of Carlton Drive, which iron pin is 1230 feet South 25 degrees East from the center of Smith Grove Road, and runs thence South 69 degrees West 200 feet to an iron pin in the old line; thence with it South 24 degrees 30 East 1073 feet to an iron pin at old corner, Dogwood and Poplar pointers; thence North 12 degrees 45 minutes West 1010 feet to an iron pin, corner of Forest Lake Acres land; thence with the West side of Carlton Drive North 25 degrees West 67.5 feet to the BEGINNING, containing 2 1/2 acres, more or less. Deed reference - Deed Book 298 Page 323. SAVING AND EXCEPTING those two tracts previously conveyed from the above tract, including a 0.59-acre tract described in Deed Book 412 at Page 220, Rutherford County Registry; and a 0.31-acre tract described in Deed Book 566 at Page 408, Rutherford County Registry. PARCEL TWO: Being Lots Nos. 1, 2 and 3 of Block “D” of Forest Lake Acres, Inc. Subdivision as shown on a plat registered in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, in Plat Book 6 Page 123, to which reference is made for a full and complete description. Reference is made to deed recorded in Deed Book 300 Page 410, Rutherford County Registry. The address for the real property is as follows: 398 Aqua Drive, Forest City, NC 28043 Present record owner is Gerald H. Schultz and wife, Michelle Ann Schultz. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. Trustee may, in Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in N.C.G.S. 45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the statutory final assessment fee of forty-five cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by N.C.G.S. 7A-308(a)(1), and any applicable county and/or state transfer tax and/or revenue tax. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes Section 45-21.10, and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Substitute Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the same a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Substitute Trustee tenders to him a deed for the real property, or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at that time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in North Carolina General Statutes Sections 45-21.30 (d) and (e). The property offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS”. Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the Promissory Note secured by the deed of trust being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Substitute Trustee or the holder of the Promissory Note made any representation 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, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.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 the 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. This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bid as required by law. This the 18th day of September, 2009. /s/________________________(SEAL) Richard P. Williams, Substitute Trustee Williams & Martelle, PLLC Attorneys at Law Post Office Box 550 Rutherfordton, NC 28139 NC Bar Number 21293 Telephone (828) 288-1844 Fax (828) 288-1840

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Female Calico Cat Found 10/18 on New House Rd. in Ellenboro Call 828-223-4068

Autos 2006 BMW 325i 94,000 mi. Exc. cond.! Silver/gray leather, 6 spd. manual $15,800 firm 828-748-1294 2002 Chrysler Concord Auto, a/c, ps, pw, pl, pb. 98k mi. Clean, nice car! $3,000 firm 828-287-4843 NEW 7,000 lb. 4 post car lift Real nice! $1,200 Call 453-9536 anytime

Vans 1997 white Chrysler Town and Country van good cond. 139K, electric handicapped ramp on back. With ramp $5,000; without ramp $3,000 287-4567

Motorcycles 07 Buele Blast 500cc 3,800 mi. Windshield, new rear tire. Exc. starter bike! $2,500 287-3843

Pets Free to a good home Black lab/retriever mix, male, 1 yr. old. Sweet & great with kids! 828-447-6069 FREE: Full blooded German Shepherd 2 yrs old, male. Can be seen at Tri City Animal Clinic 429-6006

TOWN OF FOREST CITY PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Forest City has considered a waiver of competitive bidding under G.S. 143-129(g) and will use the Piggy Back process as approved at its regular meeting on September 29, 2009 for the purchase of one Sutphen Pumper from Sutphen Corporation. The seller has agreed to extend to the Town of Forest City the same or more favorable prices and terms set forth in its contract with the Town of Bozeman, Montana, dated March 17, 2009. For additional information, contact Mark McCurry, Forest City Fire Chief at 828-245-2111.

Pet Magic Portraits Rutherford Vet Fri., Oct. 30 Call for Appointment 286-9335 Sitting fee charged

Lost Black Lab/Dalmation mix Male, 85 lbs., white spots on feet & neck, orange collar Lost 10/5 in Green Hill. 305-4659 Pitt Bull/terrier mix, brindle/white, no collar. Missing from Race Path Ch. Rd. 223-2410 Black Lab Male, fluffy hair, 2 yrs. old, blue collar. Lost 10/18 from Carson St. in Bostic. Call w/info 289-4726 Boston Terrier puppy last seen 10/21 on Bedford Crk Rd., Ellenboro. Mate is grieving 453-1814 Black adult female cat w/white paws/red collar. Last seen Sat. 9/19 - Chase High area

447-1205 Reward! REWARD! Poodle Chihuahua Mix Black/ brown, 9 lbs. Last seen Old Henrietta Road. 223-1711 or 657-6735

FOUND: Wedding & engagement bands at Scoggin’s. Please call or come by to describe 287-3167

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Lost or found a pet? Place an ad at no cost to you! Runs 1 wk 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

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NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 341 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by GERALDINE V. MUNSAYAC AKA GERALDINE MUNSAYAC to PRLAP, INC., Trustee(s), which was dated September 6, 2007 and recorded on September 7, 2007 in Book 975 at Page 475, 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 28, 2009 at 1:30PM, 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 22 as shown on survey by R. L. Greene, PLS entitled GreyRock Subdivison Phase 1A as recorded in Plat Book 25 at Page 166 renumbered in Plat Book 25, Page 189, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 25, Page 165 through Page 169 being renumbered in Plat Book 25, Pages 188 through 192 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said Lot. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 22 (1.81 acres) on Buffalo Shoals Road, (Grey Rock Subdivision), 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. 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 Thee 22 Grey Rock Trust. 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. 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.: 09-16245-FC01


The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, SATURDAY, October 24, 2009 — 17 Yard Sales

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Fri., Sat. & Sun. 7A-5P Dining room set w/4 chairs, couch, loveseat, iron bunk beds & desk, 2 end tables, coffee table, queen bedroom suite w/mattresses, 2 refrigerators, 2 TV’s, 2 recliners, stove, misc. Call 288-3761 for directions

MULTI FAMILY Ellenboro 234 Henrietta Street Sat. 8A-until Men and women’s clothing, men’s shoes, work boots, books, household items, more!

2 FAMILY Spindale 311 Georgia St. Sat. 7A-until Riding & push mowers, furniture, gas logs, household items and much more!

MULTI FAMILY Sunshine: 2819 Bostic Sunshine Hwy Sat. 8A-until Furniture, books, clothes, assorted golf clubs! Too much to mention!

Six Points: 1579 Hwy 120 (.5 mile past Six Points) Saturday 8A-Noon Men’s, women’s, juniors, children’s clothing. Lots of stuff!

Rutherfordton 174 CC Hoyle Rd. (off of Old Stonecutter Rd.) Sat. 6:30A-12P Various items from clothes to car parts, etc.

YARD SALES ARE A GREAT PLACE TO FIND A DEAL!

Rfdtn 128 Sourwood Circle (behind Cowan’s) Martha Liles Sat. 8A-til Lots of everything!

FC: 1155 Doggett Rd. Sat. 8A Boys 4T-5T, girls 6-Jr., toys, and household, Thomas the train items.

4 FAMILY YARD SALE Forest City: 940 Harris-Henrietta Rd. Sat. 7A-1P Baby and household items. Lots of stuff!

GARAGE SALE Rain or shine! Green Hill area: 1382 Moss Rd. Saturday 7A-until Too much to list!

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2 FAMILY Ellenboro 241 New House Rd. Sat. 7A-until Toys, small appliances, clothes, household items and more!

MULTI FAMILY Rfdtn 2240 Big Island Rd. Saturday 8A-until Refrigerator, Coke collectibles, 1985 Jaguar, tools, Christmas items and much more!

YARD SALE FC: 150 River Hills Dr. Fri. & Sat. 8A-til Household, clothing & misc.

Trinity Christian School Yard Sale in the school gym 299 Deters St., Rfdtn Sat. Oct. 24th 7A-12P Rain or Shine!

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Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Saturday, October 24, 2009

WORLD World Today Mom gives birth on airplane

Smoke billows from a fuel storage facility run by the Caribbean Petroleum Corp. and owned by Gulf in Catano, Puerto Rico, Friday. An explosion at the fuel storage facility sent earthquake-force shock waves across Puerto Rico’s capital and created a tower of smoke that forced airliners to alter flight paths.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian woman who gave premature birth to a boy on board an airplane minutes before it landed will get free flights for life along with her child, an airline official said Friday. Liew Siaw Hsia, 31, gave birth on budget carrier AirAsia’s flight from Penang to Kuching on Wednesday. A doctor on the flight helped the woman deliver while the plane was still 2,000 feet (600 meters) in the air in its final approach to land.

Drones used to pinpoint pirates

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. military surveillance drones based in the Seychelles islands are patrolling off Somalia’s coast in hopes of stemming a rising piracy trade. Pirates have unleashed a wave of attacks in recent days as the new pirate season begins. Monsoons kept pirates off the water in recent months. The bandits seized three ships in the last 10 days, and officials say attacks will rise.

Allies may up Afghan troop count

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that NATO allies are moving toward sending more troops and civilian aid to Afghanistan. Gates said he was “heartened” by allies’ commitment to the 8-year-old war even as the Obama administration mulls whether to order tens of thousands more U.S. troops to the fight. The Pentagon chief cited a long-term commitment by NATO partners to remain in Afghanistan until the conflict is successfully resolved. At a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Bratislava, Gates said he did not seek specific promises of military assistance, and none was given.

Associated Press

Blast sets Puerto Rico site ablaze By MIKE MELIA

Associated Press Writer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Crews struggled to contain a huge, smoky fire at fuel storage facility outside Puerto Rico’s capital Friday following an early morning explosion that knocked out windows and shook the ground in the U.S. territory. A plume of inky black smoke loomed over the island, forcing the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to divert plane traffic and keeping school children at home. Authorities warned that more tanks could explode before the

fire is extinguished. The cause of the explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum Corp. in the suburb of Bayamon was unknown. Gov. Luis Fortuno said only one person has required treatment for smoke inhalation, and two others suffered minor injuries at the U.S. Army’s Fort Buchanan base adjacent to the fuel plant, which supplies Gulf gas stations across the island. Several drivers were also hurt when the explosion shattered glass in their cars, but firefighters said all the plant workers were safe. Marcial Orlando Felix, the top

local official for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said a special team from the mainland would investigate the blast. The 12:30 a.m. blast was the equivalent of a 2.8 magnitude earthquake, according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network. Police and FBI agents were also investigating graffiti that was found Friday after the blast in a highway tunnel in the capital with the message: “Boom, fire, RIP, Gulf.” “Everything is very preliminary at this point but obviously we’re looking into the graffiti and it’s a concern,” Figueroa Sancho said.

Iranz to respond soon to nuke plan TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is still studying a U.N.-drafted plan to ship much of its uranium to Russia for further enrichment and will formally respond to the offer next week, Iran’s envoy to the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Friday. Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s permanent envoy to the U.N. nuclear agency, told Iran’s state Press TV that Iran is “working and elaborating on all the details of this proposal” and that he would inform the International Atomic Energy Agency “next week about our evaluation.” The draft plan was put forth Lake Lure Mayor Proctor and Mayor Pro Tem Pitts representing over twenty years of service to the Town of Lake Lure believe Bob Keith (center) is the best choice for the next Mayor of Lake Lure, and Bill Beason (2nd fro left) and Mary Ann Nesbitt Doston are the best choice for town commissioner. These three candidates have demonstrated their dedication to serving Lake Lure with the community’s best interest, and are the logical choice for leading our community to be all that it can be.

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Wednesday after three days of talks between Iran and world powers. The plan is seen as a way to curb Iran’s ability to build a nuclear weapon. The United States, Russia and France officially endorsed the deal Friday. Soltanieh’s statement indicated that Iran could still accept the plan. In Vienna, the IAEA said on Friday that Iran told the agency’s chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, it is “considering the proposal in depth and in a favorable light, but needs until the middle of next week to provide a response.”

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