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Five teens charged in shooting incident By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer

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RUTHERFORDTON — Five teenagers are in the Rutherford County Jail, charged in the weekend shooting of a Forest City man. They are charged with shooting Ricky Lamar Miller, 35, of 260 Washington St., Saturday night at his residence.

Miller underwent surgery twice at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, and is now in stable condition. The men charged and the charges they are facing are: n Robert Lee Myers Jr. 18, of 1204-1 Lake Houser Road, Mooresboro, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent

to kill, discharging a firearm into occupied property and possession of a stolen firearm. He is under a $365,000 secured bond. n Tony Jeffery Hodge Jr., 18, of 347 Bradley Road, Ellenboro, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, four counts of assault

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Rutherford County sheriff’s officers, Rutherford County EMS personnel and neighbors confer at the home of Rhonda Whitmire in Dobbinsville Tuesday morning after a toddler was found wandering in the road in front of Whitmire’s residence.

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DOBBINSVILLE — In just a minute a child can wander away from home, said a 19-yearold mother whose two-year-old toddler walked out of the house Tuesday morning. The little boy is safe and home with his parents, Dale, 22, and Beth Harris, 19, after he was found wandering about 300 yards from his home. His parents were unaware he was not in the house and no one was looking for him. Joann Smart was leaving her daughter

Rhonda Whitmire’s home off Amies Avenue when she saw the toddler in the road. He was only wearing a diaper and T-shirt and was barefooted when Smart saw him. She said she could hear him jabbering when she ran to him. He wandered outside from his house as his father was sleeping after working the third shift. His mother was not at home as she had taken a sister to court in Rutherfordton. EMS personnel said at the scene the child Please see Toddler, Page 6A

FOREST CITY — Webby Williams Jr. is returning to The Way of Jesus Orphanage in three weeks to see for himself how the children, house parents and those surrounding are doing since an earthquake struck their native country of Haiti last week. Williams said he will be joined on Feb. 3 for the trip by the Rev. Travis McEntire of Forest City, director of Lydia’s Place. McEntire has not been to Haiti, but called and asked Williams if he could travel with him. Williams hopes they will be able to buy food for the orphanage. But good news came Monday night when the orphanage director said food had been distributed to the orphanage by a team from Arkansas working near the home. Williams knew supplies would be running out Monday and that there was no more food and water at the orphanage. He was desperately praying for a food delivery when he received the call from the director. “They have food. They have Please see Haiti, Page 6A

Youth Empowerment opens new center By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — Students looking for homework help and teens looking for something to do have found both at the new Youth Empowerment Center on Sparks Drive. The Youth Empowerment (YEP) Center officially opened Jan. 11 and is open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. “The center is designed to serve about 75 kids maximum,” said YEP Executive Director Traci Williams. “Right now we’re seeing between 18 and 32 kids every afternoon. Our biggest crowd seems to come from the middle schools and we have about five teenagers who frequent the center.” The center focuses on kids ages 10 to 17. But some parents were hopeful the center would expand their age group to younger kids. “We have had some parents wanting to drop off their seven and eight year olds,” Williams said. “But we don’t have plans for Please see YEP, Page 6A

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Brianna Edgerton, 13, and Fatiah Edgerton, 13, prepare for a game of Jenga at the Youth Empowerment Center on Sparks Drive. The center officially opened Jan. 11 and has seen an average of 20 kids attending afterschool programs.

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FOREST CITY — “It’s still winter. Don’t drive with reckless abandon,” Trooper J.S. Spence tells drivers in Rutherford County after a sequence of wrecks Monday morning due to black ice. Driving too fast for conditions was the cause of at least seven wrecks early Monday with four people going to the hospital for treatment. However, the injured were “the best witnesses for seat belt use,” Spence said. “Seat belt use prevented aggravated injuries and the injuries would have been much greater had seat belts not been in use,” he said. All personal injury wrecks Spence investigated Garrett Byers/Daily Courier occurred when drivers were traveling too fast for Springlike temperatures made for a warmer job for workers on the new O’Reilly Auto Parts under construction conditions and hit black ice, ran off the road, travon Oak Street in Forest City. On Tuesday workers poured concrete for the entrance to the parking lot and planted eled down embankments and overturned. shrubs along the property’s border. “When you roll cars over with unrestrained drivers, they get ejected. Several of these vehicles traveled down long embankments. They were violent type roll-overs. Had the drivers not been restrained, their injuries would have been terrible,” he said. The black ice surprised motorists. Fortunately, Spence said, Monday was a holiday, From staff reports Several criteria are considered tial homeowner needs a steady schools were closed and a lot of people weren’t in determining if someone is liv- income source and a satisfactory working and so less traffic meant less wrecks. FOREST CITY — Rutherford ing in inadequate housing. credit history. “If it’s below freezing and the road is wet, it is a County Habitat for Humanity An unsafe house, heat that is Interested applicants are suggreat possibility for ice,” he said. is holding an information not working, inadequate plumb- gested to bring their last check Black ice is usually in shaded areas along the session for potential homing or electricity, not enough stub from their current job and road where it is still damp and occurs in dips and eowners on Tuesday, Jan. 26, bedrooms, unsafe neighborhood, all other income verification. curves. 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist and paying too much of their Rutherford County Habitat “It is winter time and even if there is no snow on Church’s Fellowship Hall in income for rent are some items for Humanity builds houses in the roads, there can be black ice if it is below freezRutherfordton. examined in potential Habitat partnership with low-income ing,” he added. This free meeting will explain homeowner’s current location. families and the community to With the exception of one, all cars were totaled how someone qualifies for a Each family becomes a partprovide safe, decent, and afford- and all drivers were charged with driving too fast Habitat house and what is ner with Habitat in building able houses. Volunteer labor, tax- for conditions in the accidents Spence investigated. required to be a homeowner. their home. They invest at least deductible donations of money All drivers were taken to Rutherford Hospital for Homes will be available for 300 hours of sweat equity into and materials, and partner fami- treatment. occupancy in 2010. their house and other families’ lies’ sweat equity makes these At 6 a.m., Joshua Duckett, 22, of Elliott Road, Habitat for Humanity builds houses. Building experience is houses possible. Rutherford was driving a 1995 Toyota pick-up truck on Piney simple, decent homes with the not required. They also complete County Habitat for Humanity Knob Road when he ran off the road to the left, help of the homeowner’s family. Habitat’s education program on is a nonprofit, ecumenical struck a ditch and overturned. Houses are sold to partner fami- being a successful homeowner. Christian housing ministry that At 6:45 a.m., Nita Lapointe, 48, of Rutherfordton, lies at no profit and financed Habitat homeowners have works with people in need to was traveling east on N.C. 108 in a 1993 Ford with a 20 or 25 year, no-interest to be able to pay a $500 down improve the conditions in which Van when she ran off the road, traveled down an loan. To be eligible for a Habitat payment and the monthly mortthey live. embankment and overturned. house a family must be living gage. Their income and credit At 7:40 a.m., Marie Koone was driving on in inadequate housing, willing history are examined. Habitat For more information conNanneytown Road, Union Mills, in a 2001 to partner with Habitat, and be does not give houses away. They tact Allyson Shroyer, Executive Volkswagon when she ran off the road to the left, able to pay for a Habitat house. sell houses at cost. The potenDirector, 248-3178 traveled down an embankment and overturned into a creek. Elisa Reece, 43, of Rutherfordton was traveling in a 2002 Jeep on Maple Creek Road toward Rutherfordton, when she ran off the road to the right, traveled down an embankment and overturned. In an accident Sunday at 8 p.m. Matthew Harrill, 35, of Forest City, was injured when he lost control of his 2003 Acura on Church Street. He was traveling south when he ran off the road to the right in a sharp curve and struck two trees in the southbound side of the road where the car came to a rest. 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Carolina Today Escapee captured in S.C.

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say an escaped North Carolina inmate has been arrested after a car chase and crash in South Carolina. The Spartanburg Sheriff’s Department says 52-year-old Dennis Paul Elliott was captured Tuesday morning near Boiling Springs. Deputies were chasing a stolen sport utility vehicle they thought Elliott was driving when the SUV hit a Chevrolet Suburban with a mother and four children inside. The deputy chasing Elliott also hit the third vehicle. Authorities the deputy and people inside the Suburban were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Elliott was thrown from the SUV and taken to the hospital. Elliott was reported missing Monday from the Polk County jail, where Sheriff Donald Hill says he was serving a 90-day sentence.

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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A judge has ruled that a man accused of killing one person and running down four others in a rampage in North Carolina is competent to stand trial. The Fayetteville Observer reported that Superior Court Judge Lynn Johnson ruled Tuesday that 31-yearold Abdullah El-Amin Shareef is competent to stand trial in February on charges stemming from the 2004 incident. He’s accused of striking three pedestrians in Fayetteville; killing one in Linden. He’s also accused of hitting another pedestrian in Harnett County. Shareef was twice found incompetent to stand trial, and he entered pleas of not guilty by reason of insanity in 2008.

Two from GOP leaving. RALEIGH (AP) — Two Republicans lawmakers have decided not to run for re-election to the North Carolina General Assembly. Sen. Eddie Goodall confirmed Tuesday he wouldn’t seek a fourth two-year term, saying he can’t afford financially to both keep serving in Raleigh and pay his bills. His expected departure comes shortly after Rep. Curtis Blackwood announced he will step down at the end of 2010 after eight years in the House. Blackwood said he’s a believ-

er in term limits and wanted to try other things. Both Goodall and Blackwood are from Union County. Goodall is an accountant who’s been recently hired by an advocacy group for the state’s charter school movement. He said he wouldn’t be a lobbyist for the group while wrapping up his Senate term.

Chief has big pension WILMINGTON (AP) — A local liquor board chief at the core of a controversy over extravagant spending in North Carolina’s alcoholic beverage system says he will collect nearly $100,000 annually in retirement. New Hanover County Alcoholic Beverage Control administrator Billy Williams told The StarNews of Wilmington he’s gotten state notification he’ll receive about $8,300 a month, or $99,600 a year. Williams said last week he would retire at the end of next month as he reaches 42 years of working for the local liquor board. He started as a store clerk and has been administrator since 1987. The state treasurer’s department calculates retirement benefits for government employees by factoring age, estimated Social Security payments, unused sick leave, the number of beneficiaries, the number of years a person has worked for the system, and the average salary based on the four highest-paid years.

Officer shot, suspect dies SPRING LAKE (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy has been shot in the leg and the man he stopped to question on a rural highway has been killed after an exchange of gunfire. Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins told multiple media outlets the deputy was wounded during an early Tuesday shooting off N.C. Highway 87 near Spring Lake. The deputy was being treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and is expected to recover. Rollins says two deputies were patrolling when they saw a man sitting in a ditch in front a convenience store. The sheriff says while the officers were talking to the man, he drew a weapon and fired at them. Rollins says both deputies returned fire, killing the man.

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Representatives from the county’s Criminal Justice Partnership Program received an award recognizing them as the best in the state’s division four. Pictured are Thomas Snyder, Tom Butler, Amy DePriest, Brad Greenway, Lamonda Davis, Tammy Luckadoo, Cheryl Modlin, Anya Huneycutt, Olivia Burleson and Thomas LaBreche.

County CJPP takes top state honor for Division By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

RUTHERFORDTON — Rutherford County’s Criminal Justice Partnership Program has been recognized as the best in the state for division four, which is made up of the 25 surrounding counties. “This award is really for all of the partners,” said Nancy Pritchard, community development specialist for the division of community corrections. “It is recognition for serving the treatment needs for offenders sentenced in Rutherford County.” The CJPP program isn’t just about substance abuse, but the award presentation took place at Woodridge Psychological Associates where many of the offenders in the program come for substance abuse counseling. The doctors also help with co-ocurring conditions — depression or other disorders that are sometimes common with substance abuse. Workers from various community organizations including Isothermal Community College, Vocational Rehabilitation, the Community Clinic and administrative officers

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he hopes and dreams of the Obama Administration suffered a serious setback Monday when Democrats lost the Senate seat held for the past 46 years by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. This one vote erases the Democrats’ solid majority in the Senate and reshapes the political landscape. But this loss is one seat. The President and his party face an even more serious challenge come November. There is a growing mood in America that business as usual in Washington is not going to work for the nation. That sentiment is understandable, but the problem we see is that no one is really offering us any other solutions. This is an inherent problem in our political system. We have two parties. Just a year ago, the political mood had turned against the Republicans and they suffered losses. Now the pendulum is moving again. The only problem is a pendulum, like our political system swings only two ways. That limited movement is always going to yield the same results.

Our readers’ views Thanks all who supported swimmers To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who supported TJCA swim team over the last few days. Because of all the support, three high school girls were allowed to compete in an event that was very important to them. I am sorry for any of you that may suffer repercussions due to this misunderstanding. It was made clear that this is a one time exception and we will no longer compete in Rutherford county schools athletic events. Sammi Jo, Sara and Amber had a great time and are thankful for the opportunity to compete. Charlotte Brooks Rutherfordton

Says check shelter to find good pets To the editor: Recently, I helped rescue a young dog which was lost and confused. After, contacting the Rutherford County Animal Shelter, the dog was promptly picked up with the assurance from the lady in charge there, she would contact me if the rightful owner did not claim the dog or if someone did not adopt him. I gave her my name and phone number. She assured me she would call me before the dog was euthanized. I called this past Friday after work, ready to go ahead and adopt the dog since she had not called. Instead, she informed the dog had been euthanized. When I asked her why she did not call me, she could not even give me a clear answer. The message is if you are miss-

ing a dog or you want to adopt a dog or cat — please check at the Shelter. They have some wonderful, loving animals. And, they have a great web site which shows which dogs have been picked up each day and the ones adoptable. Even better go to the shelter yourself and check. Don’t wait. And above all neuter and spay your animals and put name tags on them. Unfortunatly, I learned the hard way and the sweet dog lost its life. Sherrie Bostic Ellenboro

Urges all to support natural gas bill To the editor: We’ve put 2009 behind us with some pretty good triumphs to our credit here in North Carolina District 10. But now Mr. T. Boone Pickens (The Pickens Plan) is calling on all of us to sign the petitiion to Congress to pass the NAT GAS ACT and Renewable Energy Standard (RES) legislation that’s looming in the background of the legislative calender. Health care has dominated most of the recent weeks but it will soon be history and time to move on. We just happen to think that the Natural Gas Bill passage is just as important as the overhaul of health care. Or maybe more so! Please go to the www.pickensplan.com/ and sign the petition. The Natural Gas Transportation bill H.R. 1835 and also the NAT GAS ACT and Renewable Energy Standard (RES) legislation must be passed to steer our country away from our addiction to foreign oil imports.

Please join us in The Pickens Plan here in North Carolina District 10 in supporting these two pieces of legislation and making our leaders in Congress know our desire to see them passed. And take this opportunity to join our group here in District 10. We must put our leaders attention back on our national economy/energy crisis which is the importation of foreign oil. The reserves of natural gas in the Southwest United States could be our ticket to ending the import of all foreign oil. Think about it. All the revenue that is being transferred to these foreign oil producers could be put to use here in the good ole USA producing our own energy source. And think of the economic impact alone. Please take time to sign the petition. And we will be increasing our pressure in the coming weeks to insist that our national focus is on domestic energy rather than being complacent about importing most of our future energy needs. Terry Houser NC-10 District Leader The Pickens Plan

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It’s back to the drawing board on race question This time last year, most Americans, whatever their political persuasions, celebrated the Martin Luther King Holiday with a special good feeling that King would share the nation’s pride at inauguration of a Negro President of the United States. Of course, even though “Negro” is the word King used to describe an American with African ancestry, it is no longer accepted as a positive term. Senator Harry Reid found this out when a new book, “Game Change,” by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, disclosed his remarks about Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential candidacy. The selective quotes in news stories about Reid’s references to Obama’s being a “light-skinned…with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one” implied that Reid’s intention was to demean Obama or African

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Americans in general. Reid quickly apologized. The President was gracious, but a firestorm of criticism of Reid’s supposed racism exploded like a fire in a forest covered with dry underbrush. I think Reid got a raw deal. Before you disagree, read a more detailed excerpt from the book, which asserts that with respect to Obama’s candidacy, Reid’s “encouragement of Obama was unequivocal. He was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama -- a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro

dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’ as he said privately. Reid was convinced, in fact, that Obama’s race would help him more than hurt him in a bid for the Democratic nomination.” I took note of several things. First, when many, maybe most, people still thought that no black man or woman, whatever his or her qualifications, could win a presidential election, Reid believed and actively tried to persuade others that Obama had a real chance. Second, Reid’s political assessment was correct. Every successful black political candidate running in white majority districts pays attention to the facts as Reid laid them out. Speaking “the white dialect.” dressing conservatively, and close-cut grooming is a must to overcome the race-based resistance that still affects some white voters. Paying attention to the things that are

important to white voters is part of the drill to open the door for the black candidate to run on his or her merits. It might not be right or fair. But it is a fact. Third, Reid’s indication that Obama’s “light-skin” would make it easier for him was not an assertion that “light-skin” made him better. Nor was it a statement that whites or blacks should rate people by their colors or shades. Sadly, some whites and blacks still do. Thankfully, things have been changing on that front. A few days ago, the Daily Tar Heel ran a story about freshman Shaun Scott, a member of Carolina’s JV basketball team and the son of basketball legend Charlie Scott. Here is a part of that story, written by Anna Kim: “In 1995, the Scott family attended a basketball team reunion. At every turn, photographs depicted Charlie Scott, the sole black player,

surrounded by his white teammates. Shaun, 4, stood with his 6-year-old sister Simone, staring at a team photo. He had one burning question. ‘Which one’s Daddy?’ “‘Shaun,’ Simone answered. ‘You know Daddy wears number 33.’ “Their mother let out a laugh and took note. The Scott children didn’t see color. They saw numbers.” Someday, hopefully, all of us will, like the Scott family, see numbers and not colors. Until then, we are going to have to keep working to make things better, and keep talking to each other—and listening more. But, until then, political candidates who want to win should take account of the facts as they are, not just as they should be. Martin is hosting his final season of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, which airs Sundays at 5 p.m.


The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Polly Price

Pauline “Polly” Henderson Price, 85, of 398 Park Gate Road, Gaffney, S.C., died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at Hospice House in Forest City. A native of Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Carl F. and Bertha Mae Blackwell Henderson. She worked in textiles for a number of years, and retired as a bookkeeper for the family business. She was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church, Gaffney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Price. She is survived by her sons, Mitchell Ruppe of Lake Lure, Eddie Price of Rutherfordton, and a stepson Robert Price of Fairfield, Conn.; one stepdaughter, Sylvia Wilkins of Rutherfordton; a sister, Lucille H. Roberson of Caroleen; six grandchildren; (FCPD) eight great-grandchildren; n Robert Lee Myers, 18, and one great-great-grandof 1204-1 Lake Houser Rd.; child. charged with larceny of a A graveside service will be firearm; no bond listed. held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in (FCPD) the Cliffside Cemetery with n David Bruce Long, 30, of the Revs. Toby Pope and 701 Rock Rd.; charged with Mike Snelgrove officiating. two counts of possession The family will be at the with intent to sell and deliver home of Lucille and William marijuana, sell marijuana, Roberson, 571 Kelly Road, deliver marijuana, maintain Caroleen. vehicle/ dwelling/ place for Memorials may be made controlled substance and to Hospice of Rutherford possession of drug parapher- County, P.O. Box 336, nalia; released on a $60,000 Rutherfordton, NC 28043; unsecured bond. (RCSD) or to The Western Carolina n Bessie Ann Wilson, 27, Chapter of Alzheimer’s of 495 Chimney Rock Rd.; Association, 31 College Place, charged with resisting a pub- Suite D320, Asheville, NC lic officer; released on an 28801-2644. unsecured bond. (RCSD) McKinney-Landreth n Ethan Tyler Calton, 17, of Funeral Home is serving the 367 Eastview Drive; charged Price family. with second-degree trespassing and domestic violence Online condolences www.mckinprotective order violation; neylandrethfuneralhome.com. placed under a 48-hour hold. (RCSD) Gladys Doggett n Charles Edward Davis, 38, of 603 Florida Ave.; Gladys Briscoe Doggett, charged with disorderly con- 85, of Marion, formerly of duct; placed under a $500 Rutherford County, died secured bond. (RCSD) Tuesday Jan. 9, 2010 at n Michael Glen Bradley, 53, Autumn Care of Marion. of 114 Hill St.; charged with She was preceded in death misuse of 911; sentenced to by her parents, Forest and 10 days. (RCSD) Clara Simpson Briscoe. n Jason Brad Vickers, 26, Survivors include her husof 121 Elk Rd.; charged with band, Don Doggett; two simple possession of schedchildren, Juanita Doggett ule IV controlled substance; of Marion, and Margaret released on a $500 unseDoggett Stevens of Old Fort; cured bond. (RCSD) two brothers, Jack Briscoe of Forest City, and Dean Briscoe of Hickory; and two EMS/Rescue grandchildren. n The Rutherford County Funeral services will be EMS responded to 30 E-911 held at 11 a.m. Thursday at calls Monday. Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Ward officiatn The Volunteer Life ing. The family will receive Saving and Rescue, Hickory friends one hour prior to Nut Gorge EMS and the service. Concluding serRutherford County Rescue vices will be held at Sunset responded to two E-911 calls Memorial Park, Forest City. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Fire Calls Baptist Church of Marion, n Bills Creek responded to Youth Mission Trip, 99 N. a smoke report. n Bostic responded to a motor vehicle accident. n Rutherfordton responded to a motor vehicle accident. n SDO responded to a Gladys Briscoe Doggett, age 85, motor vehicle accident. formerly of Rutherford County n Spindale responded to a passed away Tuesday, January woods fire. 19, 2010 at Autumn Care of n Shingle Hollow respondMarion. ed to a motor vehicle acciShe is survived by her husband, dent. Don Doggett; two children, n Union Mills responded to Juanita Doggett of Marion, NC a motor vehicle accident. and Margaret Doggett Stevens

FOREST CITY — Isothermal Planning & Development Commission is holding a bidders conference on Monday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Isothermal Planing Development Commission, 111 W.Court Street, Rutherfordton. The purpose of this meeting is to cover bidding procedures and program requirements for the Weatherization Assistance Program. Contractors must have NC Building License and Certified in NC WAP training to bid on Weatherization measures and materials. All interested persons are invited to attend and can receive more information on how to obtain WAP certifications. This would be a great opportunity to gather valuable information to help in assisting low-income families in Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford counties with Weatherization needs. Contact Becky H. McKelvey for additional information, 828-287-2281 ext. 1238.

Police Notes

RUTHERFORDTON — A Rutherford County man is charged with second-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping. Davis Lee Vickers, 18, of 283 Ledford Rd., is facing those charges. He was arrested Tuesday and placed under a $200,000 secured bond in the Rutherford County Jail.

Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 135 E-911 calls Monday.

Rutherfordton

n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 37 E-911 calls Monday.

Spindale

n The Spindale Police Department responded to 29 E-911 Monday.

Lake Lure

n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to two E-911 calls Monday.

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 54 E-911 calls Monday.

n Tim Christen reported a breaking and entering and damage to property. The incident occurred on Greenfield Drive. n An employee of WalMart reported a larceny. n An employee from Hibbett Sports reported an incident of shoplifting/concealment. n An employee of Murphy USA reported the larceny of motor fuel. n An employee of Food Lion reported a larceny. n William Albert reported an incident of a dog bite. n Michele Keever reported a larceny from a person. The incident occurred at WalMart.

Arrests

n Paul Hampton, 46, of Wilkins Street, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for probation violation; placed under a $5,000 secured bond. (FCPD) n Pamela Jones, 47, of Florence Street, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for simple assault; released on a $500 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n Robert Reid, 40, of Yarboro Street, Forest City; arrested on warrants for three counts of breaking and entering and three counts of larceny; placed under a $105,000 secured bond. (FCPD) n Candace Toney, 25, of Springfield Drive, Forest City; served with a criminal summons for failure to pay monies; released on a written promise to appear. (FCPD) n Joshua Talon, 19, of Lakeview Drive, Landrum, S.C.; arrested on two warrants for obtain property by false pretense; placed under a $40,000 secured bond.

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LOCAL/ObituaRIES

Isothermal to host Obituaries bidders conference

Man charged with rape, kidnapping

Gladys Briscoe Doggett

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and husband, Randy of Old Fort, NC; brothers, Jack Briscoe of Forest City, NC and Dean Briscoe of Hickory, NC; grandchildren, Jamie and Kasey Stevens of Old Fort, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Forest and Clara Simpson Briscoe, two brothers, Doyle and Forney Briscoe and sisters, Pansy Hensley and Lucille Toney. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel Rutherfordton, NC with Rev. Bruce Ward officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Concluding services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Forest City, NC. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: First Baptist Church of Marion Youth Mission Trip, 99 N. Main St., Marion, NC 28752 or to Grace Community Church Winter Heating Fund, 5182 US 70 W. Marion, NC 28752 The family will be meeting at the home of Juanita Doggett. Online condolences: www.crowemortuary.com Paid obit.

Main St., Marion NC 28752; or to Grace Community Church, Winter Heating Fund, 5182 US 70 W., Marion, NC 28752. The family will be at the home of Juanita Doggett. Online condolences www. crowemortuary.com.

Deaths Erich Segal LONDON (AP) — Erich Segal, the Ivy League professor who attained mainstream fame and made millions sob as writer of the novel and movie “Love Story,” has died of a heart attack, his daughter said Tuesday. He was 72. Segal was a Yale classics professor and screenplay writer when he turned a proposed movie about two college students — preppy Oliver and smart-mouthed Jenny — into a novel. Published in 1970, “Love Story” was a weeper about a young couple who fall in love, marry and discover she is dying of cancer. It was a million seller guaranteed to make readers cry and critics scream. A much bigger audience caught up with the film version, which starred Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw. Directed by Arthur Hiller, with a plaintive, Henry Mancini-composed theme song that wouldn’t quit, “Love Story” gained seven Oscar nominations — including one for Segal for writing the screenplay, as well as for best picture, best director and best actor and actress. Segal also wrote a sequel, “Oliver’s Story,” published in 1977, and made into a film, with O’Neal again in the lead male role. He was adored, and mocked. The famous “Love Story” line — “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” — became a national catchphrase, but provided endless fodder for jokes. Robert B. Parker BOSTON (AP) — Robert

Shirley Snyder Smith Shirley Snyder Smith, age 75, of Oak Grove Church Road, Ellenboro, North Carolina died Monday, January 18, 2010 at Carolinas’ Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She was a native of Rutherford County and is the daughter of Nell Williams Snyder of Forest City and the late Grady Snyder. She was a homemaker and attended Crestview Baptist Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 59 years, James Smith of the home, a son, Arnold Smith of Easley, SC, daughters, Shelia Strickland and her husband, Bill of Ellenboro and Donna Huntley and her husband, Barry of Ellenboro; grandchildren, Amanda Whitaker and her husband, Tim of Shelby, Kyle Huntley and his wife, Candy of Ellenboro, Jennifer Tate and her husband, Michael of Ellenboro, and Casey Strickland and fiancée, Melissa Suttle of Ellenboro, Marcy Brooks and her husband, Alex of Belwood and Megan Smith of Cornelia, GA; great-grandchildren, Reagan Whitaker, Betty Huntley, Addison Huntley, Colt Huntley, Anna Tate, Henry Strickland, and Brittany McKissick. Funeral services will be held at Two o’clock Wednesday, January 20, 2010 in the Crestview Baptist Church with Reverend Kevin Rohm officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from one until two o'clock prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Crestview Baptist Church Building Fund, 630 S. Church St., Forest City, NC 28043 The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge and an online guest registry is available at: www.padgettking.com Paid obit.

B. Parker, the blunt and beloved crime novelist who helped revive and modernize the hard-boiled genre and branded a tough guy of his own through his “Spenser” series, has died. He was 77. The cause of death was unclear. An ambulance was sent to Parker’s home in Cambridge on Monday morning after reports of a sudden death, said Alexa Manocchio, Cambridge police spokeswoman. Parker’s longtime agent, Helen Brann, said that the author’s widow, Joan, called her Monday right after finding him dead at his desk. Prolific to the end, Parker wrote more than 50 novels, including 37 featuring Boston private eye Spenser. The character’s first name was a mystery, with his last name emphatically spelled with an “s’’ in the middle, not a “c.”

John Wallace Billingsley Mr. John Wallace Billingsley, 27, of 85 Thoroughbred Circle, Arden, died Sunday, January 17, 2010 in Charlotte. A native of Ellenboro, John was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Bostic. He had a deep religious faith and was proud and humbled to be a child of God. He was a 2000 graduate of East Rutherford High school. During high school John was a member of the East High band and the award winning drum line where he was drum captain his senior year and was awarded the Semper Fidelis Award for musical excellence. Early in high school his experience in AV classes made him know he wanted to pursue a career in television. He received the Advanced AV award during his senior year. John graduated from Isothermal Community College in 2002 with an Associate Degree in Broadcast Production Technology. He was awarded the News Producer of the Year Award at ICC. In 2004 he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications with a concentration in Electronic Media Studies from Appalachian State University. Following graduation he went to work at WLOS ABC News 13 in Asheville as a video editor. He was later promoted to photojournalist. John loved his work and always strived for perfection. Every day with him was an adventure with a new learning experience and the opportunity to meet new people and see new places. An avid golfer, John loved sports of all kinds, especially professional football and his Dallas Cowboys. His zeal for professional wrestling was legendary. He was always entertaining, loved everyone and made everyone laugh. He believed in himself and was never afraid to try new things. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Frank and Clara Billingsley and Clemmer and Jessie Thomas of Ellenboro. John is survived by his parents, Bob and Anne Billingsley of Bostic; two brothers, Chris Billingsley of Springfield, IL and Richard Billingsley of Forest City; two beloved nieces, Piper and Paige Billingsley and their mother, Stacey Billingsley of Chatham, IL; beloved cousins, Jamie Earls and Jennie Greenway of Ellenboro; life-long best friend, David Hardin of Ellenboro and other cherished friends and family too numerous to mention. The funeral service will be held at 2PM Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Salem United Methodist Church. Rev. Lynda Ferguson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The visitation will be from 5PM to 8PM Wednesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home, and at other times the family will be at th home of John’s parents, 997 Salem Church Rd., Bostic. Memorials may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church - General Endowment Fund or the Haiti Relief Fund, and mailed to PO Box 220, Bostic, NC 28018. Friends may sign the online guest book at: www.Washburndorsey.com Paid obit.


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Red Cross Blood drives schedule: Jan. 25 — Red Cross Chapter House, 838 Oakland Road; Forest City, 2 to 6:30 p.m., call 287-5916 for an appointment; Jan. 28 — R-S Middle School, 2 to 7:30 p.m., call 286-8314 for an appointment. Red Cross classes: Adult, Child, Infant CPR — Jan. 9, begins at 8:30 a.m. Adult, Child, Infant CPR — Jan. 11, begins at 6 p.m. Adult CPR — Jan. 14, begins at 6 p.m. Child, Infant CPR — Jan. 15, begins at 6 p.m. First Aid — Jan. 16, begins at 8:30 a.m., Preventing Disease Transmission. All classes must be paid in advance. Call 287-5916 for further information.

Meetings/other Regular meeting: Rutherford County Democrat Club will meet Monday, Jan. 25, at Democrat Headquarters. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Annual membership meeting: Saturday, Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m., at Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, for all UMLC members and potential members to review the 2009 activities and for an update on what is planned for 2010; for information, call 287-2191.

Schools/education Financial Aid Night: Thursday, Jan. 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., East Rutherford High School commons area; all juniors and seniors and their parents encouraged to attend; sponsored by Isothermal Community College, ERHS Guidance Department, and the Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation.

Miscellaneous Free food: Free food will be given away to those in need Saturday, Jan. 23, at Forest City Foursquare Church, from noon to 3 p.m, (or until food runs out). Free clothing: Coats and blankets will be given away Saturday, Jan. 30, from noon to 3 p.m. at Holy Ground Community Church, (beside Forest City Post Office). Soup will also be served free of charge.

Fund raisers Spaghetti supper: Saturday, Jan. 23, 4 to 8 p.m., Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse; adults $7, ages 6-12 $4, under 6 free. Spaghetti supper: Saturday, Jan. 30, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills; adults $6, and children younger than 12, $4; allyou-can-eat. Hearts for Hospice: Hospice of Rutherford County is hosting a Valentine luncheon Friday, Feb. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at Carolina Event and Conference Center, 374 Hudlow Road; Chicken Rossini is the main course; cost $10 per person; proceeds will be used for Hospice home care patients; to obtain tickets, contact Karen Jarson at 245-0095 or stop by the Conference Center. Sweetheart Banquet: Saturday, Feb. 13, beginning at 4:30 p.m.; Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church; baked spaghetti, salad, dessert and drink; $12 per couple or $6 per individual; children under 6 are free; take outs available; call 657-9446 to place an order; sponsored by the ladies’ auxiliary.

with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and discharging a firearm into occupied property. He is under a $350,000 secured bond. n Chad Jordan Bailey, 17, of 421 McSwain Road, Forest City, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into occupied property and possession of a handgun by a minor. He is under a $350,000 secured bond. n Ethan Tyler Calton, 17, of 367 Eastview Drive, Bostic, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with

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seemed fine but wanted him seen in the emergency room. No one knew for sure how long he had been outside. “It just takes a minute,” Beth said for a child to wander away. “I wasn’t here when it happened, but I am so glad they (neighbors) saw him. It could have been worse.” “When DSS got here they asked him to show them how he got out and he climbed up and unlocked the door,” she said. The couple is installing a chain on the door. She doesn’t believe her son was outside for a long time. She said she talked with her husband while she was in Rutherfordton about 30 minutes before she received a call from him about the sheriff’s officers being

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that right now.” The 11,166 square foot building, next door to Bojangles, has after school tutoring rooms, group rooms, a gymnastics and martial arts area, arts and crafts rooms, a music room, a dining area, computer rooms, a video game arcade, two pool tables, an air hockey table and a workout room. “We’re still looking for some free weights and treadmills to be donated for the exercise room,” Williams said. “And we’re hoping to find some more teachers for our karate and dance classes. We do have the space set up with pads on the floor. Right now we’re doing some aerobic workouts because we found ourselves needing

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food,” Williams said. “The Arkansas group is not too far from the orphanage and hopefully this will happen again. This will at least be something to stabilize the food conditions there,” he said. “Everything is good,” Williams said of the children. “Even the people who carried the food up there, they reported our children are in good shape.” Relief efforts are ongoing in Rutherford County for anyone who wants to help. Nelson Long, executive director of the American Red Cross, said his office is fielding numerous calls daily from people who want to help and the office is receiving numerous checks in the mail. People have an opportunity to send

intent to kill, discharging a firearm into occupied property, possession of a stolen firearm, discharge firearm in city limits and possession of a handgun by a minor. He is under a $366,000 secured bond. n Bretton Aaron Norris, 17, of 970 Bethany Church Road, Forest City, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into occupied property and possession of a handgun by a minor. He is under a $350,500 secured bond. Forest City Police Department Lt. Chris Lovelace said Tuesday afternoon that all five of the men are facing the assault charges, although Miller was shot only once, because “they all conspired together to commit the crime.” They are charged with

four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill because reportedly there were four people in the house when the shot was fired. He declined to comment on which of the arrested men is believed to have fired the shot or on a possible motive for the shooting. The detective said there is no evidence that the teens were ever inside the residence. The shot reportedly was fired through the front door. Lovelace said investigators began working a lead in the case late Monday and had made the five arrests by about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

at the house and the toddler’s whereabouts. Smart said when she approached the little boy, she took his hand and brought him to her daughter’s house. No one in the immediate vicinity had ever seen the child. When Rutherford County Sheriff’s Interdiction Task Force officers Sgt. Alan Greene, Cpl. Jamie Dunn and Ptl. Brian Atkins arrived at the scene, they questioned neighbors and spoke to the little boy as EMS was en route. Dunn and Atkins began searching the neighborhood for the child’s parents. As Dunn was peering into a mobile home about 300 yards from the scene, Dunn saw the toddler’s picture inside the living room and believed it was the child’s home. He said the glass door was open. He said he banged on the door but couldn’t get anyone to answer and went inside and identified himself.

He said the father was sound asleep and didn’t hear anything and the father told Dunn his little boy was in the house. He was unaware he had walked out of the home. “I’m just glad it is warm today,” Atkins said. “This could have been awful,” he said. “We are not wanting to hurt anyone, but they need to be more responsible,” Dunn said. He also said he fully understands a person working third shift and falls asleep. “But this is how catastrophes can happen,” he said. “Two or three days ago it was so very cold. It’s a good thing it was warm,” he added. The Department of Social Services was contacted and interviewed the couple. Charges are pending, Dunn added.

to meet the needs of girls.” Afterschool program director Jason Milks helps students with their homework and also oversees the other activities.

just don’t have pool tables at home so that is more interesting to them.” The center also houses five offices and work areas for YEP’s seven staff members. Williams was able to secure some grant funding for the project with her POWER grant.

“We really like it here,” said 13-yearold Brianna Edgerton. “It’s good to have some place like this to come hang out.” Teens can eat a snack around 3 p.m. every day in the canteen area of the building, and the center has been receiving donations of prepared food. “We have our game room set up with two Nintendo Wii’s, an XBOX and a PlayStation 2,” Williams said. “I thought this was going to be the most popular room in the center, but I have noticed that when the kids get here they want to go play pool, or air hockey or use the computer. I guess they

checks to the Red Cross office at 838 Oakland Road, Forest City, NC 28043 or they can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti. The Haitian Ministry of Interior now estimates that one million people have been severely affected by the earthquake and that 250,000 are in urgent need of assistance, according to the National Red Cross. The Red Cross is providing a wide range of help and support in the form of food, water, relief supplies, field hospitals, emotional support, sanitation facilities and family linking services for the Haiti earthquake survivors. More than 400 Red Cross workers from around the world as well as several thousands of local volunteers are addressing urgent needs and mobilizing a massive response operation in

All of the arrested men had first appearances Tuesday in District Court. Contact Dale via e-mail at ldale@thedigitalcourier.com

Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@thedigitalcourier.com.

“It stands for Providing Opportunities While Empowering Responsibilities,” Williams said. “It’s a two-year matching grant from the Governor’s Crime Commission for $236,000 over two years.” The grant does require a local match, at least 25 percent must come from the community. Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

Haiti. Relief materials are being delivered, and more help is on the way. The Red Cross spent the weekend delivering more than 300,000 liters of clean drinking water to survivors gathering in three different communities. Latrines have also been built in the same areas to help address sanitation issues. In the days ahead, the Red Cross will begin to provide temporary shelters in Haiti. Kits, containing tarps, rope and tools, as well as tents and blankets, will be made available for an initial 20,000 families, said Red Cross. For more information or if you want to help call Red Cross at 287-5916 or Webby Williams at 287-8096. Contact Gordon via email at jgordon@thedigitalcourier.com

Music/concerts Singing: Saturday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Henrietta First Baptist Church; a love offering will be taken; the singing will open with Misty Roper.

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Women’s Conference: “Warm Winter Day for Women”; Saturday, Jan. 23, at the First Baptist Church of Spindale, begins at 2 p.m.; hosted by United Sisters in Christ; for more information contact Sharon at 247-1853, or email Mammatuch@ aol.com. Women’s Conference: Jan. 22-24, Wheat Creek Baptist Church; Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m., Sunday services 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; various speakers on program; call 828-8632866 to register. Special service: Sunday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m., New Life Christian Fellowship Church of God, 601 E. Main St., Spindale; guest speaker, Pastor Johnny Miller from New Vernon Baptist Church, Bostic.

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Gryphons drop two with Mitchell By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

Funeral set for exClemson star, NFL rookie Adams GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Funeral arrangements are set for former Clemson AllAmerican defensive end and NFL rookie Gaines Adams. Clemson University said Tuesday that Adams’ funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley. The 26-year-old Adams died Sunday at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood. Chief deputy coroner Marcia KelleyClark says Adams had an enlarged heart and died after going into cardiac arrest. Toxicology tests will take several months. Adams was selected fourth overall in the 2007 NFL draft by Tampa Bay, but didn’t live up to expectations that he would revive the Buccaneers’ once-feared pass rush. He was traded to the Bears in October for a second-round pick in the 2010 draft.

AVONDALE — The Mitchell Mountaineers used big runs in the final minutes of each of the first two frames to break open a close game, winning over TJCA, 62-33. “I think we showed great energy from the opening tap and that showed in the opening half,” said TJCA head coach Chris Gash. “But giving up so many turnovers and offensive rebounds took away our confidence and that’s what needs work. “The team is improving though and

that is all you can ask for.” TJCA grabbed an early 7-4 lead on a John Dunigan old fashioned 3-point play. The Gryphons beat the Mitchell press down the floor, which resulted in a Michael Dedman layup to increase the lead to 9-4. But Mitchell finished the quarter on a 15-0 run to a 19-9 lead after the first quarter. TJCA cut the lead to eight early in the quarter on a Dunigan post move. The combatants embarked on a longstretch of trading buckets until a late spurt by Mitchell pushed the halftime

deficit to 42-18, in spite of another 3-point play by Dunigan. Dunigan opened the second half with a runner to cut the deficit to 20, but Mitchell exploded on a 15-0 run broken on a turnaround jumper by Richard Petty. TJCA got consecutive buckets from Hyden Bliss, but still trailed 62-27 going into the final period. Baskets by Dunigan, Petty and Bliss highlighted TJCA’s effort in the final period as the Gryphons continued to battle before ultimately falling, 62-33. Please see TJCA, Page 8A

Williams impressed by ACC foes By BRIANA GORMAN Special to the Courier

Bobcats’ Jackson named player of week CHARLOTTE (AP) — Charlotte Bobcats guard Stephen Jackson is the Eastern Conference player of the week. Jackson was honored Tuesday after averaging 29.3 points and shooting 60 percent from the field in three Charlotte wins last week. It included a careerhigh and franchise-best 43 points against Houston. Jackson scored 16 points against San Antonio, then 29 against Phoenix to go over 10,000 points for his career. Charlotte lost its first three games after Jackson was acquired from Golden State on Nov. 16. The Bobcats have since gone 17-10, including five straight wins and eight in a row at home.

Braves agree to deal with RHP Moylan ATLANTA (AP) — Relief pitcher Peter Moylan has agreed to a $1.15 million, oneyear contract with the Atlanta Braves, the last of their arbitration-eligible players. Moylan made $410,000 last season while setting a franchise record with 87 appearances and a major league mark for most games without allowing a home run. The side-arming right-hander, a native of Australia, went 6-2 with a 2.84 ERA as the main setup reliever for the Braves. Moylan is expected to fill much the same role in a bullpen that now features Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito.

On TV 7 p.m. (ESPN) College Basketball Wake Forest at North Carolina. 7 p.m. (ESPN2) College Basketball South Florida at Cincinnati. 7 p.m. (TS) NBA Basketball Sacramento Kings at Atlanta Hawks. 8 p.m. (WYCW) College Basketball Auburn at LSU. 9 p.m. (WBTV) (WMYA) College Basketball Duke at North Carolina State. 9 p.m. (ESPN) NBA Basketball Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs. 9 p.m. (ESPN2) College Basketball Baylor at Kansas. 11 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis Australian Open, Second Round. 3 a.m. (ESPN2) Tennis Australian Open, Second Round.

Georgia Tech’s Gani Lawal (31) scores as Clemson’s Milton Jennings (24) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday in Atlanta. Associated Press

Jackets edge No. 17 Clemson ATLANTA (AP) — Zachery Peacock made two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining and No. 19 Georgia Tech knocked off another ranked team, beating No. 17 Clemson 66-64 on Tuesday night. Georgia Tech (14-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) is off to its best start since 2006-07 and has won back-to-back games over ranked teams for the first time since its run to the Final Four in 2004. The Yellow Jackets have beaten three Top 25 teams over an 11-day span, also knocking off Duke and North Carolina before edging the Tigers (15-4, 3-2). Both teams turned the ball over in the final seconds, squandering chances to win. Finally, Georgia Tech inbounded to

Peacock with 5.1 seconds left. He drove toward the free throw line and lost control of the ball, but the officials called a foul on Trevor Booker. Peacock calmly sank both foul shots on a night the Yellow Jackets made just 11 of 22 at the line. Georgia Tech got big production from its two big men. Derrick Favors had 17 points and 14 rebounds, while Gani Lawal contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds. But it was Peacock, a former starter who now backs up those two, stepping up to provide the winning points. The game was hardly a masterpiece by either team. Georgia Tech shot just 39 percent from the field, including a dismal 3 of 17 from 3-point range. Clemson was even worse — a mere 37 percent.

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Roy Williams watched Sunday’s matchup between Duke and Wake Forest and came away impressed with both team’s big guys. The Blue Devils and Demon Deacons combined for 47 fouls and played one of the most physical games in the ACC this season. “It was a man’s game, by far,” Williams said. “It was sort of scary watching that part of it because we haven’t, ourselves, dominated the backboards like that against another big team.” The No. 24 Tar Heels, who were dubbed the No. 1 frontcourt in the nation by SI.com before the season began, have struggled against physical big men this season, and it’s a concern for Williams as his team hosts the sizable Demon Deacons tonight (7 p.m., ESPN) at the Smith Center. It also does not help UNC, which already lost sophomore forward Tyler Zeller to a stress fracture in his right foot for 4 to 6 weeks, that it could be without its top forward against Wake Forest (12-4, 2-2). Sophomore Ed Davis, who leads the team with 14.6 points a game and 9.4 rebounds, sprained his left ankle in Saturday’s loss to Georgia Tech and missed practice Monday. Williams said Davis was “expected to be limited at best” for Tuesday’s practice and would be a gametime decision today. Sophomore guard Larry Drew II, who hyperextended his right knee Saturday and missed Monday’s practice, is

Please see ACC, Page 8A

The high cost of loving a football team On a beautiful January afternoon, eight young boys played football on the brown grass at Mt.Vernon-Ruth Elementary School. The eight boys divided into two teams, with four to a side, and they took turns throwing deep passes, out-routes and running punt coverage. Watching the eight chase each other down, I was flooded with memories of days just like the one the young boys were enjoying on the playground. But, football is a funny game. You reach an age were you ‘pick’ a favorite team. I picked the Steelers. A lot of the Courier readers, picked the Cowboys. Today, they aren’t liking football all that much. Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings crushed the dreams of Cowboys’ fans everywhere, as they crushed the Cowboys, 34-3, Sunday. On Friday, I was heading into R-S Central to witness the dedication of the gym to Stacy Lail. As I got out of my car, a Cowboys’ fan, wearing a leather Cowboys jacket, stopped me and said, “we’re going to join your Steelers with six this year.” The reference was to the number of Super Bowl titles. The Steelers have six, the Cowboys have five. The Cowboys will be waiting, at least another year, to have a shot at six.

Off The Wall Scott Bowers

And, believe me, that stings. In my life, of 41 years, the Steelers have left me smiling on six ‘Super’ occasions. That means 35 years of pain. Thirty-five bad endings, thirtyfive bad seasons, and thirty-five years of falling just short. Yet, Steelers and Cowboys fans at least have those 11 total good years, and that is 11 more than fans of the Panthers, Saints and Falcons combined. The Saints’ fans may be on the verge of smiling, or they may be on the verge of weeping. Perhaps, one more ugly loss to add to a lifetime of ugly losses. It is the backdrop of this weekend that will make me go to my TV and watch football; as painful as it will be watching teams not wearing a Steelers uniform. Can Brett Favre come all the way back and lead the Vikes to their first Super Bowl win? Can Drew Brees and the Bayou Boys defeat the hometown

kid, Favre, and go on and win their first Super Bowl? In the AFC the questions are just as compelling. Can a rookie QB, Mark Sanchez, become the first Jets’ QB since Broadway Joe Namath to make New York’s other team a winner? Can a QB legend, Peyton Manning, stop the Jets and add another ring to his legacy for the Colts? It will be a fun weekend to watch football. Even, if you are in pain over the fact that your favorite team is no longer on the field. In memory: I met John Billingsley at Isothermal Community College in either 2004 or 2005. John had dropped by to talk with Jay Coomes and we were introduced. Over the last few years, I’d see John all around the community and especially on Football Friday Nights when he was videotaping games for WLOS. John had a great smile, and an even better easy-going personality. Although I never got to know him better than quick hellos and pleasantries, I wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, and to all his friends at WLOS, at his sudden and tragic loss. John will be greatly missed.


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Scoreboard Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 108, Toronto 100 Miami 113, Indiana 83 Wednesday’s Games Sacramento at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 7 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 7 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Cleveland, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

FOOTBALL NFL Playoff Glance Wild Card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 9 N.Y. Jets 24, Cincinnati 14 Dallas 34, Philadelphia 14 Sunday, Jan. 10 Baltimore 33, New England 14 Arizona 51, Green Bay 45, OT Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 16 New Orleans 45, Arizona 14 Indianapolis 20, Baltimore 3 Sunday, Jan. 17 Minnesota 34, Dallas 3 N.Y. Jets 17, San Diego 14 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 24 N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis, 3 p.m. (CBS) Minnesota at New Orleans, 6:40 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 31 At Miami AFC vs. NFC, 7:20 p.m. (ESPN)

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Ohio State’s Dallas Lauderdale, right, dunks over Northwestern’s Mike Capocci during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, in Columbus, Ohio.

No. 21 Ohio St. edges N’western

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Evan Turner says he’s about 90 percent back to where he was before breaking two bones in his back in early December. After Turner had 20 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in No. 21 Ohio State’s 76-56 win over his team on Tuesday night, Northwestern coach Bill Carmody was asked if he thought Turner still was that far from being on top of his game. “Next question,” Carmody cracked. Then he added, “Yeah. He’s doing OK.” Turner also keyed a fast start with five points in a 7-0 run as the Buckeyes (14-5, 4-3 Big Ten) broke out quick and cruised to their third win in a row. “I think he’s the best player in the country,” said teammate Jon Diebler, who added 17 points. “The guy does everything.” As a 6-foot-7 point guard, Turner had the length that enabled the Buckeyes to throw the ball over Northwestern’s trapping 1-3-1 halfcourt zone. As a result, the Buckeyes shot 56 percent from the field in opening up a 40-17 halftime lead that allowed them to breeze to the finish.

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expected to play today. Without Davis in the lineup, freshmen Travis and David Wear could see more playing time up front, and Williams said there’s a possibility of junior Will Graves sliding over from the three to the four spot. “I’m always ready to step in wherever,” Graves said. “It might be a little awkward running a couple plays, but I could just about play any position just by paying attention in practice.” The loss of Davis also would make it even tougher for the Tar Heels to contain 6-9 forward Al-Farouq Aminu, who leads Wake Forest with 17.6 points per game and leads the ACC with 11.6 rebounds, and 7-0 Chas McFarland, who averages 6.9 points and 7.6 rebounds. The Tar Heels (12-6, 1-2 ACC) were outmuscled inside by similar big men in losses to No. 5 Syracuse, No. 2 Kentucky and No. 1 Texas and more recently in losses to No. 17 Clemson and No. 19 Georgia Tech. Clemson forward Trevor Booker dominated last week’s game for 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Yellow Jackets outscored the Tar Heels 30-24 in the paint Saturday. “I don’t know what the right word is — out-physicaled, outplayed, more aggressive, less aggressive,” Williams said. The Tar Heels starting forwards and top two scorers — Davis and senior Deon Thompson — disappeared for stretches during both ACC losses. After the Georgia Tech game, Thompson said he needed to start demanding the ball more. Davis and Thompson have combined for just 32 points and 18 rebounds the past two games.

Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7 At Miami NFC champion vs. AFC champion, 6:25 p.m. (CBS)

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 27 12 .692 Toronto 21 20 .512 New York 17 24 .415 Philadelphia 13 27 .325 New Jersey 3 37 .075 Southeast Division W L Pct Atlanta 26 14 .650 Orlando 26 15 .634 Charlotte 20 19 .513 Miami 20 19 .513 Washington 14 26 .350 Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 31 11 .738 Chicago 18 21 .462 Milwaukee 16 23 .410 Detroit 14 26 .350 Indiana 14 26 .350 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct 27 14 .659 25 15 .625 23 18 .561 22 18 .550 21 19 .525 Northwest Division W L Pct Denver 26 14 .650 Portland 25 17 .595 Oklahoma City 23 18 .561 Utah 23 18 .561 Minnesota 9 33 .214 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Lakers 32 9 .780 Phoenix 24 18 .571 L.A. Clippers 18 22 .450 Sacramento 15 25 .375 Golden State 12 27 .308 Dallas San Antonio Houston Memphis New Orleans

GB — 7  11  14 1/2 24 1/2 GB —  1/2 5 1/2 5 1/2 12  GB —  11 1/2 13 1/2 16  16  GB —  1 1/2 4  4 1/2 5 1/2 GB —  2  3 1/2 3 1/2 18  GB —  8 1/2 13 1/2 16 1/2 19 

Monday’s Games Washington 97, Portland 92 New York 99, Detroit 91 Oklahoma City 94, Atlanta 91 Charlotte 105, Sacramento 103 Houston 101, Milwaukee 98, OT L.A. Clippers 106, New Jersey 95 Minnesota 108, Philadelphia 103, OT San Antonio 97, New Orleans 90 Golden State 114, Chicago 97 Memphis 125, Phoenix 118 Dallas 99, Boston 90 L.A. Lakers 98, Orlando 92

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Dunigan and Bliss shared team high honors with 12 points apiece.

Mitchell 59, TJCA 28 AVONDALE — The Lady Mountaineers took advantage of big runs and a depleted Thomas Jefferson squad to score a 59-28 win, Tuesday. With only eight players in

Anaheim

Tuesday’s College Basketball EAST Boston U. 79, Albany, N.Y. 58 George Mason 90, Hofstra 72 Vermont 78, Hartford 66 SOUTH Centenary 108, SW Assemblies of God 65 E. Kentucky 74, Chicago St. 50 Georgia Tech 66, Clemson 64 Maryland 106, Longwood 55 Morehead St. 66, SIU-Edwardsville 46 Tennessee 63, Alabama 56 MIDWEST Bowling Green 85, Miami (Ohio) 65 Georgetown 60, Cincinnati 56 Kent St. 68, Buffalo 66 Tuesday’s Women’s Basketball EAST Dartmouth 49, New Hampshire 48 DePaul 73, Seton Hall 69 Providence 71, Syracuse 69 Stony Brook 46, Albany, N.Y. 37 Temple 67, Rhode Island 52 SOUTH Furman 61, UNC-Greensboro 46 Jacksonville St. 82, Tennessee St. 75, OT Notre Dame 78, Louisville 60 Richmond 76, George Washington 47

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Agreed to terms with OF Luke Scott on a one-year contract. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with LHP John Danks on a one-year contract. Assigned C Cole Armstrong outright to Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with LHP Rafael Perez on a one-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Valverde on a two-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with 3B Alex Gordon, RHP Robinson Tejeda, HP Henry Barrera, OF Jarrod Dyson, OF Jordan Parraz and INF Mario Lisson on one-year contracts. Requested unconditional release waivers on INF Luis Hernandez. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff and OF Rajai Davis on one-year contracts. SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with RHP David Aardsma and RHP Mark Lowe on one-year contracts. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Agreed to terms with SS Jason Bartlett, RHP Matt Garza and LHP J.P. Howell on one-year contracts. TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Colby Lewis on a two-year contract and OF Josh Hamilton and LHP Chris Ray on one-year contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Agreed to terms with RHP Shawn Camp, RHP Casey Janssen, RHP Jason Frasor, LHP Brian Tallet and RHP Jeremy Accardo on one-year contracts and OF Jeremy Reed and RHP Stephen Register on minor league contracts.

National Hockey League

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 49 34 11 4 72 165 Nashville 49 29 17 3 61 140 Detroit 48 24 16 8 56 123 St. Louis 48 21 20 7 49 126 Columbus 51 19 23 9 47 134 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Colorado 49 28 15 6 62 147 Vancouver 48 28 18 2 58 155 Calgary 50 26 18 6 58 131 Minnesota 50 24 23 3 51 138 Edmonton 48 16 27 5 37 128 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF San Jose 50 32 10 8 72 166 Phoenix 50 28 17 5 61 133 Los Angeles 48 27 18 3 57 143 Dallas 49 21 17 11 53 141

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HOCKEY EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF New Jersey 47 32 14 1 65 131 Pittsburgh 50 30 19 1 61 157 N.Y. Rangers 49 23 19 7 53 127 N.Y. Islanders 49 22 19 8 52 131 Philadelphia 47 23 21 3 49 143 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Buffalo 47 30 11 6 66 134 Ottawa 50 25 21 4 54 138 Boston 48 23 17 8 54 123 Montreal 50 23 23 4 50 128 Toronto 50 17 24 9 43 134 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 48 30 12 6 66 182 Florida 49 21 20 8 50 141 Atlanta 48 21 20 7 49 149 Tampa Bay 48 19 19 10 48 125 Carolina 48 14 27 7 35 120

49 22 20 7 51 138

Monday’s Games Ottawa 5, Boston 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, New Jersey 0 Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 2 Columbus 4, St. Louis 2 Buffalo 7, Phoenix 2 Florida 1, Atlanta 0 Toronto 4, Nashville 3 Dallas 4, Minnesota 3 Colorado 6, Edmonton 0 San Jose 9, Calgary 1 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 8, Tampa Bay 2 Philadelphia 5, Columbus 3 Washington 3, Detroit 2 Atlanta 4, Toronto 3 Chicago at Ottawa, late N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, late Buffalo at Anaheim, late San Jose at Los Angeles, late Wednesday’s Games Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Columbus at Boston, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Nashville at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

GA 105 139 131 146 137 GA 108 150 121 139 173 GA 136 149 156 146 165

National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to terms with INF Stephen Drew on a one-year contract. ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with RHP Peter Moylan on a one-year contract. CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with INF Jeff Baker, INF Mike Fontenot, C Koyie Hill, RHP Angel Guzman and LHP Tom Gorzelanny on oneyear contracts. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with OF Michael Bourn, RHP Matt Lindstrom and C Humberto Quintero on one-year contracts. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with C Russell Martin, LHP George Sherrill, Hong-Chih Kuo and 1B James Loney on oneyear contracts. NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with OF Jeff Francoeur on a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Agreed to terms with RHP Chad Durbin on a one-year contract.

GA 110 136 124 136 169 GA 135 119 129 150 165 GA 124 129 133 157

uniform, the Lady Griffs hung tough early as Anna Dedman scored on a runner to knot the game at 2-2. Mitchell then went on 13-2 run that was broken by Victoria Bennet’s 3-point play, but TJCA still trailed 17-7 at the end of the quarter. The Lady Mountaineers used another big run to open the second and by the midway point of that quarter they had seized control of the game by grabbing a 29-9 lead and a 33-9 advantage

at the half. TJCA showed some fight coming out of the locker room as Ryanne Corder hit a 3 and Bennet converted a layup, but that was the only offense the home team could muster as they trailed 50-14 heading to the fourth. The Gryphons showed their scrappiness as TJCA out-scored the Mountaineers, 14-9, in the final quarter as Murphy Doyen netted all of her team-high 10 points.

Jones indicates Phillips will be back in 2010 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is giving every indication that he is picking up coach Wade Phillips’ contract option for the 2010 season, even without saying so. “We don’t have any funny business here guys. There’s nothing funny going on here, at all,” Jones said Tuesday. “We just want to do this when we both can do it and both get it stated the way we want to state it.” Standing on the field where next season’s Super Bowl will be

played, after a spectacular news conference announcing a March 13 boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey at Cowboys Stadium, Jones said that he had a “good visit” with Phillips on Monday. As for Phillips’ coming back for his fourth season, Jones said he would answer all the questions at a season wrapup news conference later in the week with “both him and me there.” The Cowboys have not yet scheduled that news conference.

Jones has indicated the last few weeks that everything was pointed to Phillips returning. Asked if that was still the case, Jones responded “yes” without elaborating. The Cowboys clinched their second NFC East title in three seasons under Phillips and won a playoff game for the first time since the 1996 season, beating Philadelphia 34-14 at home in the wildcard playoffs a week after a 24-0 victory over the Eagles in the regular season finale to win the division.

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Favre to face boyhood favorites

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It appears that Brett Favre is just like everyone else — he never forgot his first love. Shortly after Favre and the Minnesota Vikings dismantled Dallas on Sunday to setup a showdown with the Saints in New Orleans for the NFC championship, the 40-year-old quarterback recalled a conversation he had with Saints coach Sean Payton a while back. “I told him secretly I’m a Saints fan,” Favre said. For years as a kid growing up in southeastern Mississippi, Favre never felt the need to hide his devotion to Archie Manning and the rest of those lovable losers, even as many in the Gulf Coast region were cutting eye holes in grocery bags to avoid being seen at Saints games. “All of those years I never wore a bag on my head, but I remember those days,” Favre said. New Orleans may not be Associated Press Mikhail Youzhny reacts after beating Richard Gasquet home for Favre. But when it comes to NFL cities, the Big during the men’s singles first round match at the Easy is as close as it gets. Favre Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, grew up in Kiln, Miss., just an Australia, Tuesday. hour’s drive away from New Orleans. He played his college ball at Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, a mere two hours from Bourbon Street. Now, in the latest dramatic twist to a 19th season that has been almost too good to be true, the Saints are the last team standing in his way of reaching a third Super Bowl. Favre and the Vikings will go into the MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A record Superdome on Sunday with a fine and threat of suspension aren’t going to stop trip to Miami on the line. Serena Williams from being anything other than, “We didn’t think we were going well, Serena Williams. “That hasn’t crossed my mind at all. ... If I yell too to actually play,” Favre said of his past conversations with much, it would be a problem,” she said. “I feel like Payton. “There was always an I can always be myself. ... I’ll say, ’C’mon.’ I’ll get outside chance, but go figure.” frustrated. I’ll still be human. I’ll still make misAs this storybook season draws takes. I’ll still learn from them.” closer to a conclusion for Favre, Williams returned to Grand Slam play Tuesday it almost had to be this way. for the first time since her tirade against the After signing with the rival line judge who called her for a foot fault during Vikings, Favre has already stuck her U.S. Open semifinal loss to Kim Clijsters in it to the Green Bay Packers twice September. And while the 11-time major winner did seem less in convincing fashion. With a four-TD performance effusive than usual on court, Williams didn’t pull any punches after her 6-2, 6-1 win over 18-year-old against the Cowboys last weekUrszula Radwanska about what she thought of the end, he became the first quarterback to win a playoff game in punishment. “I don’t know whoever got fined like that. People 40s and has put together one of the best seasons of his brilliant said worse, done worse,” she said, “I think it was a career. He has thrown 37 touchbit much.” Williams was fined $82,500 and warned she could be suspended from the U.S. Open for another “major offense” at any Grand Slam event in the next two years. Williams said she doubts whether one of the top men would have drawn such a fine.” Venus, seeded sixth, opened with a 6-2, 6-2 win NEW YORK (AP) — Buddy over Lucie Safarova. Also advancing were No. 8 Jelena Jankovic, No. 11 Marion Bartoli, No. 13 Sam Ryan’s advice to son Rex when he took over as head coach of the Stosur and No. 19 Nadia Petrova. Melanie Oudin, New York Jets a year ago was the 18-year-old American who made a surprising run to last year’s U.S. Open quarterfinals, lost 2-6, simple: “Don’t screw it up.” No problem, Dad. 7-5, 7-5 to Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia. Borrowing a page from his Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech irascible father’s playbook, Ryan Republic needed 4 hours, 19 minutes to beat and the upstart Jets are on the Regina Kulikova of Russia 7-6 (5), 6-7 (10), 6-3 in brink of the Super Bowl. what the WTA said was the longest women’s sinBuddy Ryan, who began his gles match at a Grand Slam. pro football coaching career Roger Federer hadn’t dropped a set in the openwith the Jets in the 1960s and ing round of a major for six years and was on was the linebackers coach for track to continue that run when he was a break the New York defense that shut up against Igor Andreev, whose girlfriend Maria Kirilenko ousted 2008 champion Maria Sharapova down the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl, is impressed. on the opening day at Melbourne Park. “He’s done a great job,” Buddy Andreev rallied, breaking the 15-time Grand Ryan said Tuesday. “He’s turned Slam winner twice to take the first set. The it into an aggressive team.” Russian had three set points on serve to take a It’s the Ryan Way. 2-1 lead, but each time he was undone by a forehand error and Federer withstood the challenge — Ryan grew up watching his dad breaking to force a tiebreaker and then dominat— a Korean War veteran who ing the rest of the way in his 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-0 turned to football after gradufirst-round win. ating from Oklahoma State — build some of football’s top Advancing were: sixth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko, No. 9 Fernando Verdasco — who lost a defenses behind a relentlessness five-set semifinal to Nadal at last year’s Australian that focused on creating havoc on the field. Open — No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 12 Gael The Jets have done the same Monfils, No. 19 Stanislas Wawrinka and No. 21 throughout their surprising Tomas Berdych. playoff run, dominating the No. 20 Mikhail Youzhny took 4 hours, 53 minutes in a night match to oust Richard Gasquet 6-7 Cincinnati Bengals then shut(9), 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-4. Organizers scheduled ting down the high-powered 88 matches Tuesday to make some inroads into the San Diego Chargers on Sunday to advance to their first AFC backlog caused by suspensions on the rainy openChampionship game in 11 years. ing day. The team that takes the field Nadal, the defending champion, plays Lukas against the Indianapolis Colts Lacko at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday. Del has all the hallmarks of a RyanPotro faces James Blake, and No. 5 Andy Murray coached club, namely a tough and No. 7 Andy Roddick also are in action.

Serena Williams just being herself in Melbourne

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Minnesota Vikings’ Brett Favre celebrates after the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 34-3.

down passes and a career-low seven interceptions. His 107.2 rating in the regular season was by far the highest of his career and his 4,202 yards passing were third-most behind seasons in 1995 and 1998, a lifetime ago in NFL years. Favre led the Vikings to a 12-4 season and a first-round bye in the playoffs, just the second time since 1975 that Minnesota has won at least 12 games in the regular season. If he is to lead the Vikings to their first Super Bowl appearance since after the 1976 season, it will have to be at the expense of the team that was so close to his heart for so long. Favre loved the Saints as a kid, even mimicking Manning in backyard football games of his youth. As Favre rose to prominence

in the NFL, he earned a following in the Gulf region that would match the Saints fervent fan base. He still spends the vast majority of his free time at his offseason home in Hattiesburg and suffered through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina with the rest of the folks in the area in 2005. Katrina destroyed the Kiln home where Favre grew up and his mother still lived at the time, and Favre’s vast estate in Hattiesburg was damaged as well. He helped raise millions in the storm’s aftermath to rebuild the region, which only further cemented his status as a local hero. But Favre has no illusions about the reception he will receive in the raucous Superdome on Sunday.

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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, right, poses for photographers with his father, Buddy, at the NFL football minicamp in Florham Park, N.J., in this June 6, 2009, file photo.

defense and a swagger that filters from the top down. The Jets playing for a chance to go to the Super Bowl is a prospect few thought possible when the season started. Buddy Ryan, however, was optimistic. “I learned more football from him than anywhere else,” Rex Ryan said. Including his father’s sense of gamesmanship. When the Jets began the playoffs as a longshot, Rex put together a map that highlighted the parade route the team would take after winning the Super

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Bowl. It was meant to give the Jets a confidence boost. It also drew a chuckle from his dad, who never shied away from controversy during his lengthy coaching career. Through it all Buddy Ryan was beloved by his players. The Chicago Bears carried Ryan off the field next to head coach Mike Ditka after Ryan’s vaunted “46 Defense” helped the Bears destroy the New England Patriots 46-10 in the 1985 Super Bowl.

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10A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Massachusetts State Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, watches election night returns with family and supporters in his room in Boston, Tuesday.

In epic upset, GOP’s Brown wins Mass. Senate race

BOSTON (AP) — In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter Elizabeth City Durham Winston-Salem anger to win the U.S. Senate seat 52/38 60/41 60/40 held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leaving Greenville Greensboro Asheville President Barack Obama’s health 60/44 60/39 55/42 care overhaul in doubt and marring Raleigh the end of his first year in office. 60/42 The loss by the once-favored Forest City Kinston Democrat Martha Coakley in the 60/43 Charlotte Democratic stronghold was a stunFayetteville 61/44 62/44 ning embarrassment for the White 63/46 Shown is today’s weather. House after Obama rushed to Boston Temperatures are today’s highs Wilmington on Sunday to try to save the founderand tonight’s lows. 62/50 ing candidate. Her defeat on Tuesday signaled big political problems for Across Our Nation Today’s National Map the president’s party this fall when Today Thursday House, Senate and gubernatorial 20s 40s City Hi/Lo Wx Hi/Lo Wx candidates are on the ballot nationwide. 20s 30s Atlanta . . . . . . . . .62/52 ra 64/47 t “I have no interest in sugarcoating Baltimore . . . . . . .45/32 s 38/28 mc 30s H 30s what happened in Massachusetts,” Chicago . . . . . . . .30/28 mc 31/29 ra 40s 50s Detroit . . . . . . . . .28/23 pc 30/26 pc said Sen. 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Brown led by 52 per cent to 47 percent with all but 3 percent of preRALEIGH (AP) — Charter school weekend to Washington, spokeswom- cincts counted. One day shy of the first anniversary boosters said Tuesday that North an Chrissy Pearson said Tuesday. of Obama’s swearing-in, the election Carolina may fall short in reachThe plan, seeking $469.5 million played out amid a backdrop of aniing for $4 billion in federal “Race to over four years, focuses upon develmosity and resentment from voters the Top” education grants because oping innovative methods to meathe state hasn’t shown enough of a sure how students succeed and train over persistently high unemployment, commitment to help the alternative teachers and administrators, Perdue Wall Street bailouts, exploding federal budget deficits and partisan wranschools succeed. wrote to U.S. Education Secretary President Obama has highlighted Arne Duncan. Grant winners will be gling over health care. For weeks considered a long shot, charter schools as a way to fix probannounced in April. Not all states Brown seized on voter discontent to lems in public schools. His adminwill win. overtake Coakley in the campaign’s istration made creating an environ“I believe North Carolina has develfinal stretch. His candidacy enerment for charter schools to succeed oped an aggressive plan that holds gized Republicans, including backa significant element of how it will every school accountable for every ers of the “tea party” protest movescore grant applications filed by more child’s success,” Perdue wrote. than 30 states before Tuesday’s deadIn North Carolina, the 100-charter ment, while attracting disappointed line. cap was approved to give lawmakNorth Carolina has limited the ers and policymakers time to deternumber of charter schools to no more mine whether the charter schools than 100 since they began in 1996. improved student performance. New And the state received poor marks charter schools can open only if old from a national charter school advoones shut down. cacy group evaluating state laws But lawmakers and some educathat are supposed to help the schools tors have been cool to raising the cap, thrive. pointing to studies showing charFAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — President Charter schools receive public funds ter school students don’t necessarily Barack Obama announced Tuesday but are run by private boards and perform markedly better than those he’ll ask Congress for $1.35 billion to open to all students. Administrators in traditional classrooms. Charter extend an education grant program don’t have to follow all the regulaadvocates have argued the studies for states, saying that getting schools tions imposed on traditional public are deficient, highlight local success schools. stories and point out charter schools right “will shape our future as a Lawmakers and governors in often teach a disproportionate num- nation.” Obama outlined the proposal that other states like Massachusetts ber of low-performing and at-risk will be part of his budget request and New York worked as the deadstudents. for this year at an elementary school line approached to expand the use Perdue and others successfully petiof charter schools. North Carolina tioned Duncan’s office to change the here, where he also held a short dischose to do nothing, said Darrell grant rules to allow states to promote cussion with sixth-grade students. Allison with Parents for Educational other innovative schools in their The $787 billion economic stimuFreedom, which advocates for educa- application in addition to charters. lus program that Obama signed into tion options for North Carolina stuBut the Obama administration’s law soon after taking office included dents. remains very interested in char$4.3 billion in competitive grants for “We as leaders are very, very conter schools in its scoring system, states, nicknamed the “Race to the cerned,” Allison said at a news conwhich will grade applications on a Top” fund. States must amend educaference at the Legislative Building. 500-point scale, said Todd Ziebarth, tion laws and policies to compete for “In a state that has a cap on public vice president of policy at the a share of the money. charter schools approaching 15 years, National Alliance for Public Charter The deadline to apply for the prowe are concerned that we have not Schools. gram is Tuesday, and officials expect done enough.” A state can receive up to 40 points more than 30 states to apply. The But Gov. Beverly Perdue is confifor showing it is creating successEducation Department is expected dent the state will be very competiful conditions for “high-performing to announce its first of two rounds of tive with its proposal sent over the charter schools.” awards in April — with Obama say-

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Democrats and independents uneasy with where they felt the nation was heading. A cornerstone of Brown’s campaign was his promise to vote against the health care plan. Though the president wasn’t on the ballot, he was on many voters’ minds. “I voted for Obama because I wanted change. ... I thought he’d bring it to us, but I just don’t like the direction that he’s heading,” said John Triolo, 38, a registered independent. He said his frustrations, including what he considered the too-quick pace of health care legislation, led him to vote for Brown. Coakley called Brown conceding the race, and Obama talked to both Brown and Coakley, congratulating them on the race. The Democrat said the president told her: “We can’t win them all.” Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said he would notify the U.S. Senate on Wednesday that Brown had been elected. Originally, he had said he might take over two weeks to certify the results of the special election, giving Democrats a window in which to try to rush through final passage of Obama’s health care plan. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., promised to seat Brown “as soon as the proper paperwork has been received.” Brown will be the first Republican senator from Massachusetts in 30 years. Even before the first results were announced, administration officials were privately accusing Coakley of a poorly run campaign and playing down the notion that Obama or a toxic political landscape had much to do with the outcome. Coakley’s supporters, in turn, blamed that very environment, saying her lead dropped significantly after the Senate passed health care reform shortly before Christmas and after the Christmas Day attempted airliner bombing that Obama himself said showed a failure of his administration.

Obama to seek $1.35 billion more for education

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ing that not all who enter will get a grant. The president said that extending the program would allow more states to win grants. He also wants to use some of the $1.35 billion for a similarly competitive grant program for local school districts. “Offering our children an outstanding education is one of our most fundamental — perhaps our most fundamental — obligations as a country,” Obama said in brief remarks. “Countries that out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow.” With the grant programs, Obama is trying to make federal education spending more of a competitive endeavor to encourage states and school districts to do better, rather than a solely formula-driven effort in which states and districts look forward to receiving a certain amount of money each school year, regardless of how good a job they do educating students.

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Duke making cuts in Midwest operations

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Duke Energy is offering buyouts to employees as it consolidates finance, legal and other corporate functions performed in Midwest offices to its Charlotte headquarters. The consolidation is designed to help the company shave $200 million from operating expenses this year on top of $150 million in cost-cutting in 2009, The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday. Duke Energy has maintained regional offices in locations including Cincinnati and Plainfield, Ind., since its 2006 merger with Cincinnati-based Cinergy. The utility employs about 3,300 workers in Ohio, 2,500 in Indiana and 300 in Kentucky, but the majority of that Midwestern work force won’t be affected by the consolidation, Duke Energy said. The company has not set a target for the staff reductions brought on by lower sales and higher costs, spokesman Tom Williams said. “We’re just trying to tighten up all around in a methodical way,” he said. “The whole intent is to contain costs and maintain the financial strength of the company.” Duke Energy on Monday notified employees in selected areas about voluntary buyout offers. Those workers with five or more years of service who agree to leave by March 31 will get lump-sum payments based on their base pay, years of service and short-term incentive targets. Unionized employees will not be included. CALL FOR INFORMATION ON THESE TOPICS & MORE! • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • HEALTH CARE • CHILD OR SPOUSE ABUSE • COUNSELING • TRANSPORTATION • FOOD OR CLOTHING

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Food company will bring 500 jobs to N.C. HALIFAX (AP) — A national producer of prepared foods is expanding a North Carolina plant and plans to create 500 jobs, providing a boost to an Interstate 95 corridor that has for years struggled to lower its jobless rate. Reser’s Fine Foods Inc. will create the jobs over the next five years at the Halifax Industrial Center in Halifax County. The Beaverton, Ore.-based company makes prepared salads, dips, side dishes and other products under a variety of brand names. Halifax County’s unemployment rate was 13.6 percent in November, well above the state rate of 10.7 percent, and it’s part of a corridor near the Virginia border that has consistently seen higher jobless rates than neighboring counties. Democratic State Sen. Ed Jones, who represents the region, said in a statement the announcement could not come at a better time. “We are all going through tough times and the people of Halifax County and northeastern North Carolina need to know that we are working aggressively to expand existing businesses and attract new ones,” he said. State officials are providing a $1 million grant as part of the expansion. The first phase of the expansion starting in 2010 will include a $15 million investment from the company. “We are convinced North Carolina is the best strategic location, and we are excited to expand there,” said CEO Al Reser in a statement. “We plan to build a facility that the people of Halifax County and our employees are proud of, and one that will continue to produce great products.”

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Mingwang Lu, second from right, Chairman and CEO of China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Ltd., rings the Nasdaq opening bell, Tuesday in New York. The steel processing company, based in Zhengzhou, China, joined Nasdaq in November 2009. Associated Press

Stock market moves on vote bet NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rebounded Tuesday as traders placed bets that the outcome of an election in Massachusetts would make it harder for President Barack Obama to make changes to health care. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 116 points to a 15-month high after falling 101 on Friday. Broader indexes also rose and demand for the safety of government debt waned. The vote Tuesday to fill the seat of late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy could shift power in the Senate if Republican Scott Brown wins. That would give Republicans the 41 votes necessary to block Democratic proposals, including the health care bill. Polls were set to close four hours after the closing bell on Wall Street. Rising health care stocks led the market higher as the prospect of a logjam in Washington eased concerns that profits at companies like insurers and drug makers would suffer. Technology shares rose smartly after a Credit Suisse analyst raised his rating on Ciena Corp., a maker of telecommunications

equipment, predicting that revenue would exceed expectations. Technology shares are sure to be a key focus for the market Wednesday after IBM Corp. reported a 9 percent increase in earnings late Tuesday for the final three months of 2009. The company said after the closing bell that its revenue rose for the first time in a year and a half. IBM also predicted that 2010 earnings will come in at the high end of its previous forecast. Tuesday’s gains came after stocks fell Friday when JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s quarterly results fell short of expectations. U.S. markets were closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Analysts said that beyond a possible shift in prospects for health care changes, the week’s earnings reports will help chart the market’s course in the coming months as companies update their expectations for the economy. The stock market has been climbing for 10 months on hopes that an easing recession would boost corporate profits. But lingering problems like high unem-

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Nation/world World Today Iran rejects nuclear proposal

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has told the head of the U.N. nuclear agency that it does not accept an international proposal committing it to quickly export most of the material it would need to make a nuclear warhead, diplomats said Tuesday. For months, Iranian officials have used the media to criticize the plan backed by most of the world’s major powers and to offer alternatives to one of its main conditions — that the Islamic republic ship out most of its stock of enriched uranium and then wait for up to a year for its return in the form of fuel rods for its Tehran research reactor. While critical of such statements, the United States and its allies noted that Iran had yet to respond to the International Atomic Agency regarding the plan, first drawn up in early October in a landmark meeting in Geneva between Iran and the six world powers, and then refined later that month in Vienna talks among Iran, the U.S., Russia and France. But Iran now also has told the IAEA — which chaired the Vienna talks — that it wants an alternative to the plan. Its version effectively rejects the key demand that it agree to a tight timetable in shipping out most of its enriched uranium supply, said the diplomats.

Sunni fighters now in state jobs BAGHDAD (AP) — Nearly 50,000 Sunni fighters who sided with American forces against al-Qaida and other militants in Iraq are now in government jobs, a top official said Tuesday in an attempt to soothe fears they would be neglected by the country’s Shiite leaders. The announcement, made during a press conference at a U.S. military base in the heart of Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, was a reminder that Iraq’s sectarian tensions remain raw and risk being stoked further as parliamentary elections approach in a matter of weeks. Many of the former Sunni fighters, part of a group known as the Sons of Iraq, were themselves former insurgents who switched sides, helping to stabilize the country. The U.S. has been urging Iraq’s Shiite-led government to find jobs for the fighters to promote national unity and maintain security as American troops begin to leave the country. Mohammed Salman al-Saadi, chairman of Iraq’s Implementation and Follow-up Committee for National Reconciliation, said Iraq hopes to put the rest of the estimated 96,000 Sons of Iraq in government jobs by summer. The positions are being filled even though no new state jobs were created for other Iraqis last year because of budget problems, he said.

Kraft Foods, Cadbury make deal LONDON (AP) — After months of fierce resistance, Cadbury’s about-face to accept a sweetened 11.5 billion pound ($19.5 billion) takeover from Kraft Foods Inc. — forming the world’s biggest candy company — has alarmed British unions, lawmakers and chocolate lovers. With Cadbury shareholders expected to agree to the deal and a rival bid from The Hershey Co. looking less likely, opponents fear the U.S. multinational’s impact on one of Britain’s oldest and best-loved brands. Just days after Cadbury declared its suitor a “low growth” company with a “long history of underperformance,” the British maker of Dairy Milk chocolates and Dentyne gum capitulated to a raised bid of 840 pence ($13.78) per share. The deal, comprising 500 pence cash and 0.1874 new Kraft shares for each Cadbury share, is a 9 percent premium to its previous 770 pence offer and 50 percent higher than Cadbury’s market value before Kraft, based in Northfield, Illinois, went public with its approach in September. Cadbury stock was trading just under that level, at 836.5 pence, up 3.6 percent, in Tuesday afternoon trade. Shares in Kraft were down 2.5 percent at $28.85.

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In this photo released by MINUSTAH, a Jordanian UN peacekeeper distributes food to earthquake survivors in Port au Prince Tuesday.

Aid distribution still a problem PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The world still can’t get enough food and water to the hungry and thirsty one week after an earthquake shattered Haiti’s capital. The airport remains a bottleneck, the port is a shambles. The Haitian government is invisible, nobody has taken firm charge, and the police have largely given up. Even as U.S. troops landed in Seahawk helicopters Tuesday on the manicured lawn of the National Palace, the colossal efforts to help Haiti are proving inadequate because of the scale of the disaster and the limitations of the world’s governments. Expectations exceeded what money, will and military might have been able to achieve so far in the face of unimaginable calamity. “God has abandoned us! The foreigners have abandoned us!” yelled Micheline Ursulin, tearing at her hair as she rushed past a large pile of decaying bodies. Three of her children died in the quake and her surviving daughter is in the hospital with broken limbs and a serious infection. Rescue groups continue to work, even though time is running out for those buried by the quake. A Mexican team created after that nation’s 1985 earthquake rescued Ena Zizi, 69. She had survived a week buried in the ruins of the residence of Haiti’s Roman Catholic archbishop, who died. Other teams pulled two women from a collapsed university building. But most efforts are focused on getting aid to survivors. “We need so much. Food, clothes, we need everything. I don’t know whose responsibility it is, but they need to give us something soon,” said Sophia Eltime, a 29-year-old mother of two. She said she had not eaten

since Jan. 12. It is not just Haitians questioning why aid has been so slow for victims of one of the worst earthquakes in history — an estimated 200,000 dead, 250,000 injured and 1.5 million homeless. Officials in France and Brazil and aid groups such as Doctors Without Borders have complained of bottlenecks, skewed priorities and a crippling lack of leadership and coordination. The reasons are varied: n Both national and international authorities suffered great losses in the quake, taking out many of the leaders best suited to organize a response; n Woefully inadequate infrastructure and a near-complete failure in telephone and Internet communications complicate efforts to reach millions of people forced from homes turned into piles of rubble; n Fears of looting and violence keep aid groups and governments from moving as quickly as they’d like; n Pre-existing poverty and malnutrition put some at risk even before the quake hit. Governments have pledged nearly $1 billion in aid, and thousands of tons of food and medical supplies have been shipped. But much remains trapped in warehouses, diverted to the neighboring Dominican Republic, or left hovering in the air. The nonfunctioning seaport and impassable roads complicate efforts to get aid to the people. Aid is being turned back from the single-runway airport, where the U.S. military has come under criticism for poorly prioritizing flights, although the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it had raised the facility’s daily capacity from 30 flights before the quake to 180 on Tuesday. “We’re doing everything in our

power to speed aid to Haiti as fast as humanly possible,” said Gen. Douglas Fraser, head of U.S. Southern Command. The World Food Program said more than 250,000 ready-to-eat food rations had been distributed in Haiti by Tuesday, only a fraction of the 3 million people thought to be in desperate need. There have been anecdotal stories of starvation among the old and infirm, but apparently no widespread starvation — yet. The WFP said it needs to deliver 100 million readyto-eat rations in the next 30 days. Based on pledges from the United States, Italy and Denmark, it has 16 million in the pipeline. So far, international relief efforts have been unorganized, disjointed and insufficient to help a people in need of such basics as food, water and medical care. Doctors Without Borders says urgently needed surgical equipment and drugs have been turned away five times, even though the agency received advance authorization. French Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet went as far as demanding a U.N. investigation into U.S. aid efforts, although his boss, President Nicolas Sarkozy, defended the U.S. on Tuesday, as did the United Nations. U.N. spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs credited the U.S. with bringing in great amounts of aid and expertise, and said the airport wouldn’t be working without U.S. military help. U.S. defense officials acknowledged bottlenecks, but said they have been working aggressively to eliminate them. They note that many military flights also carry aid, and White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said that by Monday, fewer than a third of flights into Haiti were U.S. military.

Scriptures on military gunsights raise questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army officials said Tuesday they will investigate whether a Michigan defense contractor violated federal procurement rules by stamping references to Bible verses on combat rifle sights used by American forces to kill enemy fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Marine Corps, another major customer of the telescoping sights that allow troops to pinpoint targets day or night, says service acquisition officials plan to meet with the contractor, Trijicon of Wixom, Mich., to discuss future purchases of the company’s gear. The references have stoked

concerns by a watch dog group about whether the inscriptions break a government rule that bars proselytizing by American troops. But military officials said the citations don’t violate the ban and they won’t stop using the tens of thousands of telescoping sights that have already been bought.

Trijicon said it has been longstanding company practice to put the Scripture citations on the equipment. Tom Munson, Trijicon’s director of sales and marketing, said the company has never received any complaints until now. “We don’t publicize this,” Munson said in a recent interview. “It’s not something

we make a big deal out of. But when asked, we say, ’Yes, it’s there.”’ The inscriptions are subtle and appear in raised lettering at the end of the stock number. Trijicon’s rifle sights use tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, to create light and help shooters hit what they’re aiming for.

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It’s me, it’s me, it’s Ernest T. Wish I had a nickel for each time I’ve mimicked those lines from that wiley, backwoods character on the Andy Griffith Show. Which, by the way... Did you know that Ernest T. Bass only appeared in five episodes? My brother and I share many of the same likes and dislikes, and The Andy Griffith Show is one of the things we like... a lot. The show is an American classic. Plain and simple. The funny thing is that we are only fans of the black and white episodes, not the ones made in color. We’ll watch those (in color), but “black and white Andy” (as we call it) is our favorite. We’re constantly trying to out trivia each other and come up with new “Andy” facts. I never tire of the reruns, and trust me, I’ve seen them all. You can’t beat the charm and simplicity of Mayberry and its characters — Andy’s folksy, down-to-earth charm, his winning smile and forthright way of keeping the peace, Barney’s overzealous way of innocently messing up, and Opie just being so darn adorable. Every time the credits roll, it gives me extra pleasure just to know that I’ve lived in the same county with Andy’s famed make-up artist/friend the late Lee Greenway of Rutherfordton. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of “The Andy Griffith Show.” It aired on Oct. 3, 1960 and ran for eight seasons (249 episodes). It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, but a couple might be Aunt Bee’s pickle fiasco in the episode “Operation Pickle Switch,” or the one where Opie falls in love with Thelma Lou, and says “Pa, just what can you do with a grown woman?” That always brings a grin to my face. Believe it or not, I’ve never been to Mount Airy or the Andy Griffith Playhouse. I know, and I call myself a fan. But, I might just change that. I’m thinking about dragging my brother on a road trip now that The Andy Griffith Museum has opened next door to the playhouse. Both are located a half-mile from the actor’s boyhood home. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia, which has been collected by Emmett Forrest, a schoolmate and close friend of Griffith. The doors opened in mid-November to the new 2,500-square-foot museum and cost more than half a million dollars to build. Griffith gave many of the items to Forrest, including the iconic signs from the show’s courthouse doors that read: “Sheriff” and “Justice of the Peace.” The collection also contains several items donated by Francey Knotts, widow of actor Don Knotts. Those include Barney’s chair, bronzed and signed by cast members when Fife left the show, and an autographed copy of the script Knotts used for the television movie, “Return to Mayberry.” Forrest said the collection attracted people from all 50 states and 43 countries during its 20 months on display next door in the basement of the playhouse. With 2010 being the 50th anniversary of the debut of the show,” he predicts as many as 40,000 visitors will tour the museum. I might just join them for some good ole Mayberry charm. For more information, visit www.AndyGriffithMuseum. com.

Cub scouts from packs all across the region gathered at ICC Monday for their annual Cub-o-Ree, a winter activities day that helps scouts learn more about their belt loops (the Cub Scout equivalent of merit badges) and earn more credits toward advancing their individual ranks.

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learn about photography and water safety at annual Cub-o-Ree SPINDALE — Cub Scouts from around the region gathered at Isothermal Community College Monday to celebrate Cubo-Ree — a winter activities session helping scouts earn more belt loops. “We actually do this every January, but usually as an overnight outdoor meeting,” said Boy Scouts District Coordinator Travis Walker. “This year we decided to try a one day meeting and our attendance has been way up. I think this is our highest amount in about five years.” The day-long event saw 101 Cub Scouts, 20 Boy Scout volunteer chaperones, dozens of scout leaders and several parents helping the boys learn about and earn more belt loops — the Cub Scout equivalent of merit badges. “I learned a lot today and had a lot of fun,” said nine-year-old Cub Scout Jonathan Newton of Pack 122. “We saw some stuff about cameras and how to

Cub scouts learned about photography as part of their work on a new belt loop. In addition to manual cameras - ones that use film - the scouts learned about disposable cameras and even experimented with digital photography showing off their prints here.

take pictures and how to use film. And we played kickball and went swimming. It was great.” Fellow Pack 122 Scout David Davis chimed in, “Swimming was a lot of fun. I even got to race against Jonathan in the pool, and it was whole lot of fun. Learning how the cameras work was pretty cool.”

Loops up for earning at the event included swimming, photography, language and cultures and kickball. Photography and kickball were not only new events for Cub-o-Ree since last year, but also brand new belt loops entirely. “We were happy to have some new belt loops to offer our Scouts,” said leader Jackie Wallace. “And we

Aquanaut belt loops and water safety were the order of the day at the ICC pool. Here, scouts relax and frolic after their lessons are complete from Bostic Scoutmaster Chris Byrd. Below, volunteer scout leader Cherry Pearson of pack 151 teaches scouts about her Filipino heritage, helping them to satisfy the requirements to earn their language and culture belt loop.

Text and photos by Scott Baughman don’t often get to teach the language and culture loop, so it was good we could offer that one today.” In order to earn their language and culture loop, Cub Scouts must learn about several new cultures and meet someone from a foreign land. At ICC Monday, Cub Scout leader Cherry Pearson of Pack 151 was a popular leader due to her being from the Philippines. “In the Filipino culture, on your birthday you eat lots of noodles,” Pearson taught the Scouts. “But you don’t cut them. That’s because in the culture they believe if you eat long noodles, you will celebrate a long and happy life.” Scouts also learned about the country’s celebration of All Saint’s Day on Nov. 1 each year — immediately following All Hallow’s Eve or Halloween. Boy Scout volunteers helped corral their younger brethren at many activities, including lessons on forestry, sports and outdoor adventure. “I stayed with the Webelos pack most of the day,” said Boy Scout Ethan Wallace. “It was a lot to keep up with, but I had a good time and I liked helping out the little kids. And I did get to learn about some photography stuff, too.” Scout Leader Stephanie Mitchell, of Pack 122 in Ellenboro, taught the photography lessons. “We learned what you can and cannot do with three different types of cameras,” Mitchell said. “The Scouts learned about disposable cameras, manual cameras and digital cameras.” In the pool, Scouts learned about aquatic safety from Bostic Scoutmaster — and certified BSA life-

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Cooperative Extension to host fresh produce safety training for growers

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N.C. MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family is a new N.C. Cooperative Extension program developed to educate fruit and vegetable growers about measures to minimize food safety risks. The training focuses on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and what it takes to obtain GAPs certification. The Rutherford Extension Center will be conducting the Tier 1 N.C. MarketReady Training Workshop beginning on Thursday, January 28th and continuing on February 4th and 11th, 2010. The 3- week Workshop will be held at the Rutherford County Extension Center located at 193 CallahanKoon Road in Spindale with class sessions from 2-4 pm. Tier 1 will address GAPs that are directly related to field production and harvest. The training will include an introduction to common food-borne pathogens and diseases as well as recognizing points of potential contamination, proper use of biosolids as a nutrient source, effective handwashing procedures, packing facility cleanliness and verifying water quality for field application and postharvest handling. Anyone involved in handling fresh produce, from farmers and field hands to packinghouse employees and truckers will benefit from the training by learning to identify and prevent contact between sources of contami-

nation and fresh produce. GAPs certification requires establishing a food safety plan and passing a thirdparty audit that assesses the strength of the food safety plan and ensures that it is properly implemented. Currently, GAPs certification is voluntary for North Carolina farmers, though outbreaks of food-borne illness in other parts of the country have resulted in increased pressure for all farmers to become certified. Registration Fee is $10.00, which includes course materials and refreshments. Registration for the course will be taken until Monday, January 25, 2010. For more information contact Jan McGuinn at the Rutherford Extension Center (828) 2876011. Learn more at www. ncmarketready.org The development of the N.C. MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family curriculum was funded with grants from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) and USDA Risk Management Agency. N.C. Cooperative Extension faculty developed the curriculum as part of the N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force. N.C. Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach of N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University. It has programs in all 100 counties and the Cherokee Reservation.

Recognizing signs of children under stress

How many times a day to you say, “I’m stressed?� Some stress is normal. We all feel stress from time to time, both adults and children. Adults may feel stress from their job, home, finances, health, etc. For children, times of change like starting school, getting used to a new baby in the home, divorce, or problems with the teacher or other children at school can also create stress.

When stress becomes too much, it becomes distress. How can you tell if your child is in distress? The two most frequent indicators that children are stressed are changes in behaviors and regression of behaviors. Children under stress change their behavior and react by doing things that are not in keeping with their usual style. Behaviors seen in earlier phases of development, such as thumb sucking and regression in toileting, may reappear. Reactions to stress vary with the child’s age and stage of development, their ability to cope, the length of time the stressor continues, and the intensity of the stressor. Some symptoms of child stress are: Physical- headaches, stomach aches, vomiting, wetting

Emotional- feat, irritability, sadness Behavioral- crying, nervous tics, losing temper Interactions with otherswithdrawing, teasing or bullying, extreme shyness

Signs of stress in children often occur together, but no one child shows all symptoms at once. In school, a stressed child my be easily distracted, have difficulty following directions or completing assignments, or have trouble concentrating. Factors that support children and create a safety net for them during stressful times include: A healthy relationship with at least one parent or close adult Well-developed social skills Well-developed problemsolving skills Ability to act independently A sense of purpose and future At least one coping strategy A sense of positive selfesteem and personal responsibility Religious commitment Ability to focus attention Special interest and hobbies Families can provide further protection by: Developing trust with the child, particularly during

the first year of life Providing a stress free, supportive environment with supportive family and friends Showing caring and warmth Listening to children, naming their feelings and acting in a caring manner Having high, clear expectations without being overly rigid Providing ways for children to contribute to the family in meaningful ways Being sensitive to family cultural belief systems Building on family strengths As adults, we can make sure we don’t add to children’s stress by expecting them to act in adult ways. We can praise, be positive, seek positive solutions, teach fairness, help children to like themselves, be patient, teach honesty, and give lots of love and encouragement, particularly during difficult times. Being involved in a positive youth development program, such as 4-H, can help children to learn and develop life skills, as well as explore subjects that interest them, maybe even a career path. We have 4-H clubs throughout the county. They are open to youth ages 5 to 18. If you are interested, please call 287-6190.

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Camp Challenge is special opportunity for students The North Carolina Bankers Association and Communities In Schools of North Carolina are partnering to bring a special opportunity to middle school students across North Carolina. The North Carolina banking industry is opening Camp Challenge, a financial literacy and leadership development summer camp for the state’s best and brightest rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Camp Challenge is a week-long, resident camp located in Stokes County, just north of Winston-Salem and near Hanging Rock State Park. Funding, in the form of “camperships,” is provided by North Carolina banks, friends and nonprofit agencies. The North Carolina Bankers Association will manage Camp Challenge. Their staff, along with Camp Challenge Advisory Board members, will select students to receive their camperships. Students should have the following characteristics: Academic achievement – Applicants do not need to be straight-A students, but should demonstrate academic achievement and improvement. Leadership potential – Students who attend Camp Challenge return armed with skills to help them achieve their goals in school and in life, as well as in service to others. Maturity – Camp Challenge is a sleep away camp, so students and parents should consider whether the student (or parent) could suc-

cessfully spend a week away from their family. Camp activities include lessons in personal finance, computer skills, basic etiquette and introductions and reading, writing and speaking skills. Additionally, campers swim, practice archery, ride horses, hike and participate in teambuilding exercises that teach conflict resolution and cooperative management skills. Each week campers participate in an age-appropriate activity that challenges them: the young of campers hike to the top of Hanging Rock in Hanging Rock State Park and campers 13 and older may complete a high ropes course with certified instructors. In the evenings, campers participate in some of their favorite activities – water carnival, campfire and more. Along with their application, students must send in a $10 deposit and a copy of their most recent report card. If they are accepted, the $10 will be returned in the form of credit at the Camp Challenge store, for the student’s use during their stay. If they are not accepted, the deposit will be returned to them. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2010. Any questions about the program should be directed to Ms. Erin Scheithe, Community Outreach Director & Camp Challenge project lead, at the North Carolina Bankers Association. She can be reached by phone at 800-662-7044 or by e-mail at erin@ncbankers.org.

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This photo taken Jan. 10, 2010 shows quiche. While not the most healthy Valentines Day meal you can create, a bacon and Parmesan quiche will none the less put a smile on your valentines face.

An easy quiche that is seriously high on happiness By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor

With Parmesan cheese, heavy cream, bacon and puff pastry, this quiche sounds like a diet killer. But with 242 calories per serving, it actually isn’t all that bad. And all those ingredients are so happiness-inducing, it’s worth every calorie anyway. The recipe starts from a basic quiche equation — a mess of eggs whisked with some heavy cream, salt and pepper. But rather than a traditional pastry crust, I went with a lighter — and delightfully fattier — puff pastry. local chefs – the Atlanta 2008 and To up the savoriness, I added 2009 shows included demonstrations cooked bacon and grated Parmesan. by Anne Quatrano, Linton Hopkins, What you do after that depends on Hans Rueffert, Kevin Gillespie and your inspiration. You could use a bit several more of the city’s favorites. of the bacon fat to saute onions and Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 mushrooms, then add those. Thinly p.m. sliced scallions also would be a fine Sunday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 choice. p.m. If you do add mushrooms, be sure Tickets: Adult $20 (advance), $25 to cook them until the moisture they (onsite) release (this happens after several Child $10 (advance), $13 (onsite) minutes of sauteing) has simmered Updates on the 2010 Atlanta show off. You don’t want a watery quiche. are available at www.MetroCooking. This quiche comes together in about com. 45 minutes. It also can be made a   day ahead and refrigerated. Serve it The Metropolitan Cooking & slightly warmed or at room temperaEntertaining Show was founded in ture. 2006 by Denise Sullivan Medved, Founder & CEO. Bacon and Parmesan Cheese Denise is the author of two cookQuiche books: The Tiny Kitchen Cooking Start to finish: 45 minutes (15 minutes and Entertaining and The Bachelor’s active) Servings: 6 Tiny Kitchen. The Metropolitan Cooking & 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed Entertaining Show is the culmination of her passion for cooking and entertaining, her success with The Tiny Kitchen cookbooks and more than 20 years experience in trade-

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In these unusual economic times, planning for future health care needs is more crucial than ever. One option available is EASTWOOD VILLAGE, Rutherford County’s only complete retirement and health care concept. Homes are individually owned and designed for maintenance-free living with the following amenities:

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Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the eggs and cheese are lightly browned and puffed. Cool slightly before serving.

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according to package directions (each 17.3-ounce package contains 2 sheets) 4 eggs 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 8 strips bacon, cooked, cooled and crumbled 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Heat the oven to 375 F. On a lightly floured surface roll out the puff pastry until it forms about a 12-by-12-inch square. Carefully fit the pastry into a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Gently press the pastry into the edges, then pass a rolling pin over the top to trim off any excess dough. Top the pastry with a sheet of parchment paper, then place a second (slightly smaller) tart or pie pan into the tart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove the tart shell from the oven, leaving the top pan in the tart, and set aside to cool slightly. Increase oven temperature to 400 F. While the quiche shell bakes, in a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme. Stir in the bacon and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Carefully transfer the egg mixture to the cooled tart shell, then sprinkle the remaining cheese over it.

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4B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, January 20, 2010 SHOE by Chris Cassat and Gary Brookins

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Prof needs a lesson in social graces Dear Abby: I have always been a curious and motivated person. Because of it, I pursued higher education and became a college professor. My siblings have let me know that when I converse with their partners, I often come across as patronizing. Do these partners need to be less sensitive, or do I need to be more so? — Prof Dear Prof: If only one of your siblings had told you that you often come across as patronizing, I’d say his or her partner might be overly sensitive. However, because more than one has said it, it’s time for a self-check. Book smarts are an undeniable asset, but sensitivity to others can be even more important. If you talk down to people, no matter how “smart” you are, eventually they will run away from you. Dear Abby: My parents divorced when my older brother and I were small. Mom remarried, and I was adopted by the wonderful man who raised me as his beloved daughter. I had limited contact with my biological father, “Nate.” After my adopted dad passed, Nate came back into my life. I have not seen much of him but he was present at my second marriage five years ago, traveling across country to be there. Last month he called to tell me he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has named me as his heir

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

since my older brother is deceased. As a birthday gift, I presented him with a box from a company that does genome sequencing. It allows people to see their DNA and learn about their ancestry as well as any health-related issues. I enjoyed learning about genetics and thought Nate would, too. Imagine how stunned I was when I learned that Nate is NOT my father. The company has assured me there is little chance the test is wrong, and they are certain we are not related. I am close to my mother and horrified that she kept this secret from me for more than 50 years. What do I do? — Questioning Dear Questioning: Have a calm, private conversation with your mother. If she denies it, have the test repeated. When you receive the results, either apologize to your mother or raise the subject again. She may know who your father was, or you may have been the result of an opening shot in the sexual revolution, a chapter your mother may not care to revisit.

Eggs, salmon and bacon, oh my! Dear Dr. Gott: I am an 89-yearold male enjoying good health. I have A-fib, but it doesn’t bother me. I have had myelodysplasia for 12 years. As a result, my white-cell count is low. My cholesterol is 142, and my HDL and LDL are normal or below. I take iron pills every day. At my age and with my history, does it make any difference whether I have one or six eggs per week or bacon every other day? My second question regards salmon. I eat it frequently and enjoy it. I understand that the omega-3 is largely contained in the fish’s fat. And I note that most of the fat clings to the skin. Should we not also eat the skin? Dear Reader: A healthy heart has four chambers that contract in an orderly manner. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is the result of the heart’s two upper chambers being stimulated to contract rapidly and in an abnormal fashion. These arrhythmias cause a disruption. People with A-fib should

PUZZLE

Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott

be under the care of a cardiologist. Individuals with myelodysplasia have stem cells that fail to function properly. With time, the immature cells exceed the healthy blood cells and problems develop. Now, on to the important portion of your question: My colleagues will likely criticize me for this answer, but here goes. Enjoy your eggs, bacon, salmon and the well-cooked skin if you wish. Quality of life is extremely important. At 89, you’ve earned the right to indulge now and then. Just remember to have a piece of fruit or two with those eggs and bacon, and don’t forget the whole-grained toast so that the meal is well-balanced.

IN THE STARS

Your birthday, Jan. 20;

There is a good chance that you could undergo some unsolicited reorganization in several areas. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s good to believe in yourself, but don’t be so locked into your ideas that you turn a deaf ear. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — A commercial situation could become sketchy if you lose sight of your high standards. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — No sense getting angry or becoming impatient about those things over which you have no control. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You’ll be sorry if you depend on others to do things that you’re capable of doing yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — If you’re struggling to get along with people with whom you usually have a good rapport, be tolerant. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Although things might start smoothly, this pleasant atmosphere isn’t likely to last. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Some companions or associates with limited foresight might attempt to sway you to their way of thinking. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — A neighbor or friend who is always running out of this, that and the other thing might try to borrow something. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — There are always times when people do things against their better judgment, so do all that you can to avoid this trap. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It’s always smart to follow good health habits. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Be careful not to become part of a rift that could develop. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Just because you are an energetic starter doesn’t mean that you won’t become a poor finisher.


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Succulent collections are going chic — in pots DEAN FOSDICK, For The Associated Press

Container gardening and online marketing are increasing the popularity of succulents, transforming the likes of hens and chicks to collectible chic. It wasn’t long ago that the eye-catching perennials grew primarily in sun-seared settings. Now they’re the playthings of people living in temperate zones. “There are so many succulents available now (that) we weren’t even aware of 10 or 20 years ago. The Internet makes it possible to purchase these plants,” said Debra Lee Baldwin, author of “Succulent Container Gardens” (Timber Press, 2010). Many of the most attractive succulents are native to Madagascar, South Africa and the Caribbean, meaning they’re frost tender and do well outdoors only in USDA Zones 9 and 10, Baldwin said. “Container culture offers an ideal solution; anyone, anywhere can grow succulents in pots, which can be sheltered indoors,” she said. More than 10,000 plant species are classified as succulents, including those of the sizable cacti family. Some are tall and irregularly shaped, resembling living sculptures. Others are small and develop laterally, making an effective ground cover. Many bloom. Most are survivors, durable once established. “They’ll store water in their fleshy leaves in times of

drought, which can be interpreted as owners forgetting to water them,” Baldwin said. “They can so easily be loved to death — by that I mean by over-watering, making the roots rot. Succulents really prefer neglect.” Planting succulents in containers not only makes overwintering them easier but also makes growing them more rewarding. “It’s gardening in miniature, ideal for space-constrained, time-challenged gardeners who like mating plants with pots,” Baldwin said. “It’s a lifestyle enhancement kind of thing. You want to display them in sitting areas or entryways where they can be enjoyed close up.” Succulents need good drainage, particularly when planted in containers. “They’re a ‘special needs’ plant,” said David Salman, founder and chief horticulturist at High Country Gardens, in Santa Fe, N.M. “Succulents appreciate fastdraining soil. A rich loam won’t work. It gets too wet and stays too fertile. It’s better to blend coarse sand and gravel with a soil-less potting mix.” As for containers: —Use terra cotta or ceramic rather than plastic, Salman said. “Succulents can live for a great many years, often outlasting containers. Repotting is difficult for plants, particularly for some of the larger succulents.” —Layer an attractive stone or gravel top-dressing around containerized succulents. Coarse aquarium

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This photo released by Flora Grubb Gardens Nursery shows sedum sieboldii.

gravel is good. “It keeps the plants looking cleaner so they don’t get any dirt splashed up into the foliage,” he said. “If you like to hike, gather some rocks or gnarled wood during the course of your adventures. They will provide a little interior decoration with your potted plants, making them rock gardens in miniature.” —Many succulents are small enough to make great windowsill plants. “They’ll bloom (indoors) in winter and early spring, giving you some great offseason color,” Salman said. —Bring along your plant

when choosing a pot, or your pot when choosing a plant. “That makes a better design statement,” Baldwin said. —Arrange succulent-filled containers into groups. Elevate several. Choose themes or colors to add cohesiveness to your garden. “A pot never detracts from the plant; it showcases the plant,” Baldwin said.

so many different ways they can be interpreted,” Baldwin said. On the Net: http://www.highcountrygardens. com/library/view/article/306/ You can contact Dean Fosdick at deanfosdick(at)netscape.net

Planting succulents in containers opens the way for a hobby within a hobby. You can use potted succulents for creating bonsai, shaping topiary or carving out miniature landscapes. “There are

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HOME HEALTH NURSING NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 514

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Larry The Highlands of Lake Lure, LLC to Stephen C. Wilkie, Substitute Trustee, dated April 25, 2007 and recorded in Book 953 at Page 412 in the Rutherford County, North Carolina Registry, the undersigned Substitute Trustee declares as follows: There is a default by the Owner or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Deed of Trust, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, 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 Owner and 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 or other usual and customary location as designated by the Clerk's Office on February 3, 2010, at 11:00 am, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described real property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: Situate, lying and being in the Town of Lake Lure. Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a portion of that property conveyed by deed duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County in Deed Book 446, at Page 449 and being more particularly described by metes and bounds from survey dated January 8, 2002 by Alpine Land Surveying, Inc., Stephen T. Paul. PLS, as follows: BEGINNING at an existing iron pipe, said existing iron pipe being the Southwestern most corner of the property now or formerly owned by Mary Ann Nesbitt Dotson as described and recorded in Deed Book 736, at Page 99, Rutherford County Registry, also as known as Tax Map 549 Block 2 Lot 25, said existing iron pipe also being the Northwestern most corner of the property now or formerly owned by Blaine D. Horlocker and wife, Lee Anne Horlocker as described and recorded in Deed Book 678, at Page 193, Rutherford County Registry, also known as Tax Map 526 Block 1 Lot 7, said existing iron pipe also being the Northeastern most corner of the property now or formerly owned by Glen and Naomi Nelon, Trustees as described and recorded in Deed Book 661 at Page216, Rutherford County Registry, also known as Tax Map 526 Block 1 Lot 6, from said BEGINNING point and running along and with the line of Nelon Trustees North 43 degrees 08 minutes 57 seconds West 729.00 feet to a new rebar; thence continuing with the line of Nelon Trustees North 27 degrees 18 minutes to a new rebar; thence continuing with the line of Nelon Trustees North 23 degrees 18 minutes 57 seconds West 1079.36 feet to an existing rebar, said rebar being the Northeastern most comer of the property now or formerly owned by Edith Dziorney as described and recorded in Deed Book 659 at Page 618 also known as Tax Map 659 Block 1 Lot 6G; thence leaving the line of Nelon Trustees and running along and with the line of Dziorney North 16 degrees 46 minutes 29 seconds West 95.26 feet to an existing rebar, said existing rebar being the Southernmost corner of Tract One of the property now or formerly owned by Johnny Ray Watkins as described and recorded in Deed Book 506, at Page 57, Rutherford County Registry, also known as Tax Map 526, Block 1 Lot 6B; thence leaving the line of Dziorney and running along and with the line of Watkins North 11 degrees 58 minutes 34 seconds East 491.92 feet to an existing rebar; thence continuing with the line of Watkins North 86 degrees 24 minutes 26 seconds West 317.04 feet to a point in the line of Watkins as described and recorded in Deed Book 538, at Page319, also known as Tax map 526 Block 1 Lot 6F; thence leaving the line of Tax Lot 6B and running along and with the line of Tax lot 6F North 21 degrees 27 minutes 48 seconds West 278.59 feet to an existing rebar; thence continuing with the line of Tax Lot 6F South 59 degrees 27 minutes 40 seconds West 329.93 feet to a point; thence leaving the line of Tax Lot 6F and running along and with the line of Tax Lot 6B South 59 degrees 27 minutes 40 seconds West 173.61 feet to an existing rebar at the base of a White Oak Tree, said existing rebar being the line of the property now or formerly owned by Alan Powers Moore and John Hayward Moore, also known as Tax Map 524 Block 1 Lot 3; thence leaving the tine of Tax Lot 6B and running along and with the line of Moore (Tax Lot 3) and the line of Lots 31-33 Block 17 Luremont Plat Book 2 Page 5 North 01 degrees 56 minutes 51 seconds West 1906.72 feet to a new rebar, said rebar being the Southwestern most corner of the Lots 42-52 Block 19 Luremont Plat Book 2.at Page 5; thence leaving the line of Moore and lots 31-33 and running along and with the line of Luremont Lots 42-52 North 73 degrees 56 minutes 19 seconds East 954.20 feet to a new rebar, said new rebar being the Southwestern most corner of the property now or formerly owned by Harry Thal and wife. Theresa Thal as described and recorded in Deed Book 722, at Page 762, Rutherford County Registry, also known as Tax map 517 Block 2 Lot 19; thence leaving the line of Luremont Lots 42-52 and running along and with the line of Thal the following three (3) calls: North 80 degrees 38 minutes 19 seconds East 191.20 feet to a new rebar; thence North 58 degrees 15 minutes 05 seconds East 592.18 feet to an existing iron pipe; thence North 89 degrees 35 minutes 42 seconds East 302.13 feet to an existing iron pipe, said existing iron pipe lying North 73 degrees 59 minutes 44 seconds West 2570.04 feet from NC Grid Monument "Marrow"; thence leaving the line of Thal South 18 degrees 28 minutes 30 seconds West 445.37 feet to an existing iron pipe in the line of the property of Jack C. Dailey and wife, Jo Ann Dailey as described and recorded in Deed Book 686, at Page 275, Rutherford County Registry, also known as Tax map 526 Block l Lot 2; thence running along and with the line of Dailey the following four (4) calls: South 15 degrees 25 minutes 40 seconds East 708.72 feet to an existing iron pipe; thence South 07 degrees 54 minutes 21 seconds West 950.85 feet to an existing iron pipe; thence South 83 degrees 53 minutes 14 seconds East 811.13 feet to an existing iron pipe; thence North 46 degrees 53 minutes 11 seconds East 160.29 feet to a point in the edge of a Robert Louis Stevenson Drive; thence continuing with the line of Dailey and running along and with the edge of said Drive the following eight (8) calls: South 67 degrees 52 minutes 42 seconds East 105.70 feet to a point; thence South 73 degrees 43 minutes 35 seconds East 140.07 feet to a point; thence South 58 degrees 09 minutes 17 seconds East 64.87 feet to a point; thence South 31 degrees 59 minutes 38 seconds East 30.96 feet to a point; thence South 17 degrees 32 minutes 59 seconds East 87.64 feet to a point; thence South 32 degrees 52 minutes 51 seconds East 35.12 feet to a point; South 41 degrees 16 minutes 59 seconds East 131.26 feet to a point; thence South 58 degrees 48 minutes 57 seconds East 65.59 feet to a point; thence South 67 degrees 42 minutes 04 seconds East 118.46 feet to a point in the center of a dirt road; thence leaving the line of Dailey and the edge of Robert Louis Stevenson Drive a new line South 17 degrees 34 minutes 52 seconds East 732.8; and South 57 degrees 29 minutes 01 seconds East 312.48 feet to a point in the centerline of Tryon Bay Circle; thence running along the centerline of said Drive the following six (6) calls: South 00 degrees 05 minutes 29 seconds East 58.14 feet to a point; thence South 43 degrees 53 minutes 10 seconds East 83.00 feet to a point; thence South-70 degrees 52 minutes 18 seconds East 65.29 feet to a point; thence South 87 degrees 10 minutes 31 seconds East 109.74 foot to a point; thence South 52 degrees 08 minutes 07 seconds East 44.89 feet to a point; thence South 25 degrees 21 minutes 02 seconds East 105.05 feet to a Railroad Spike said Spike being the Northeast corner of the property now or formerly owned by Linda C. White et vir. U. Aaron White, Jr. as described in Deed Book 759 at Page 467, Rutherford County Registry, also known as Tax Map 549 Block 2 Lot 25C; thence leaving the centerline of said Drive and running along and with the line of Tax Lot 25C the following five (5) calls: South 61 degrees 28 minutes 27 seconds West 383.70 feet to a Locust Hub; thence North 65 degrees 04 minutes 59 seconds West 226.37 feet to a flagged Sourwood in fence line; thence South 69 degrees 51 minutes 56 seconds West 183.90 feet to a flagged Red Oak Tree in fence line; thence North 77 degrees 52 minutes 51 seconds West 83.66 feet to a flagged pine in fence line; thence North 51 degrees 41 minutes 44 seconds West 83.90 feet to a flagged fence post, said post being the property now or formerly owned by Mary Ann Nesbitt Dotson as described and recorded in Deed Book 736 at Page 99, also known as Tax Map 549 Block 2 Lot 25; thence leaving the line of White and running along and with the line of Dotson the following twelve (12) Calls: North 66 degrees 08 minutes 31 seconds West 85.33 feet to a Pine tree; thence North 59 degrees 36 minutes 05 seconds West 94.17 feet to a flagged Red Oak Tree in fence line; thence North 32 degrees 56 minutes 41 seconds West 101.63 feet to a new rebar in fence line; thence North 36 degrees 23 minutes 04 seconds West 654.90 feet to a new rebar in fence line; thence North 50 degrees 00 minutes 04 seconds West 88.50 feet to a new rebar in fence line; thence North 62 degrees 41 minutes 04 seconds West 200.50 feet to a new rebar in fence line; thence North 70 degrees 21 minutes 04 seconds West 100.00 feet to a new rebar in fence line; thence North 51 degrees 19 minutes 04 seconds West 87.50 feet to a new rebar in fence line; thence North 48 degrees 33 minutes 04 seconds West 195.00 feet to an existing rebar; thence South 18 degrees 06 minutes 56 seconds West 459.00 feet to a new rebar; thence South 11 degrees 51 minutes 56 seconds West 84.00 feet to a new rebar; thence South 04 degrees 26 minutes 56 seconds West 1648.58 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 172.36 acres more or less.

McDowell Home Health Agency is accepting applications for two case management-nursing positions. Minimum requirements are an A.D.N. plus two years of professional nursing experience, current N.C. RN license, CPR certification and valid NC driver’s license. B.S.N. is preferred. Applicants must submit a current resume and state application (PD 107). Applications can be obtained from our website at: http://www.rpmhd.org/hr/employment.htm or the following address:

RPM Health Department Attn: Personnel Department 221 Callahan-Koon Rd • Spindale, NC 28160 (828) 287-6488 These positions will remain open until filled.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Monday, February 1, 2010 at 6:00PM in the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room at the Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC. The hearing will address the granting of industrial development grants to a new manufacturing operation pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 158-7.1 in the amount up to $400,000, depending upon the amounts of capital investments and jobs created in the first 5 years of the operation of the renovated facility in Rutherford County. Such grants are for the purpose of building improvements and equipment purchases. The company commits to invest at least $4,000,000 and to create at least 35 to 50 jobs prior to the end of the calendar year 2012. Future investments and jobs created are to be determined. This grant is being made in accordance with the Rutherford County Industrial Development Investment Grant Program for the purpose of attracting new industry to the county, with the goal to create new jobs and increase the current tax base. The Rutherford County Industrial Development Investment Grant Program is available for inspection in the Office of the County Manager. All persons interested in this public hearing are encouraged to attend and express their views. Hazel Haynes, Clerk to the Board Rutherford County Board of Commissioners

Being the same and identical property which was conveyed by Sterling Land Investments, LLC to The Highlands of Lake Lure, LLC, by deed dated April 26, 2004, and of record in Deed Book 844, at Page 786, Rutherford County Registry. THERE IS EXCEPTED HOWEVER FROM THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY all of the Phase I property as shown on plats or record in Plat Book 25, Page 161, Plat Book 25, Page 162 and Plat Book 25, Page 163, Rutherford County Registry, and all of Lot Numbers 3O, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, and 50 of The Highlands of Lake Lure, Phase 2, as shown on Plat of record in Plat Book 26, Page 245, Plat Book 26, Pages 246 and Plat Book 26, Page 247, Rutherford County Registry, and all of Lot Numbers 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 62, 63, 66, 67 and 68 of The Highlands of Lake Lure, Phase 3 as shown on plats of record in Plat Book 27, Page 1 and Plat Book 27, Page 2, Rutherford County Registry. THERE IS EXCEPTED HOWEVER FROM THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY all of the Phase I property as shown on plats or record in Plat Book 25, Page 161, Plat Book 25, Page 162 and Plat Book 25, Page 163, Rutherford County Registry, and all of Lot Numbers 3O, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, and 50 of The Highlands of Lake Lure, Phase 2, as shown on Plat of record in Plat Book 26, Page 245, Plat Book 26, Pages 246 and Plat Book 26, Page 247, Rutherford County Registry, and all of Lot Numbers 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 60, 62, 63, 66, 67 and 68 of The Highlands of Lake Lure, Phase 3 as shown on plats of record in Plat Book 27, Page 1 and Plat Book 27, Page 2, Rutherford County Registry. THERE IS ALSO CONVEYED HEREWITH the right to use an existing road known as Highlands Drive for ingress, egress and regress, which leads from Highway 64-74A, Highway 9 to the above described properties. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner of the property is The Highlands of Lake Lure, LLC. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of forty-five cents (45¢) per one hundred dollars ($100.00), up to a maximum of $500.00. A cash deposit (cashier's check or certified funds, 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 of the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Should the foreclosure action be dismissed or any portion have to be redone for any reason, the bid deposit will be returned to the third party bidder and no other remedies will be able to be asserted. The third party bidder acts upon their own risk if they expend any funds in favor of the foreclosed property prior to the receipt of a deed from the Substitute Trustee. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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, special assessments, and encumbrances of record. Additional notice where the real property is residential with less than 15 rental units: 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 day written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement pro-rated to the effective date of the termination period. Date: 01/12/2010 _________________________________ Stephen C. Wilkie, Substitute Trustee 285 East Allen Street Hendersonville, NC 28792

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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 7B NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RUTHERFORD COUNTY 09 sp 557

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 523 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by William L Hodges and Karen K. Hodges to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated January 23, 2007, and recorded in Book 938, Page 322, 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, 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 Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:00AM on February 03, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in Morgan Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Being Lot Number 151 of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as described more fully in plat recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, ("the Plat"), Rutherford County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more full and accurate description. Subject to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Queen's Gap as recorded in Book 917, Page 402-442, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and recorded in Book 891, Page 624-664, McDowell County Register of Deeds, and any amendments and supplements thereto. Subject to all matters shown on subdivision plat of Queen's Gap, Phase I, as recorded in Plat Book 27, Pages 280-292, Rutherford County Register of Deeds, and Plat Book 13, Pages 60-72, McDowell County Register of Deeds, hereinafter referred to as "the Plat". Said property is commonly known as: Lot 151 off of Queens Gap Road, Queens Gap Resort Subdivision, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be 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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are William L Hodges and Karen K Hodges. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. __________________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 158.0931978NC Publication Dates: 01/20/2010 & 01/27/2010

IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY HOWARD KEITH DILLS AND DEBORAH H. DILLS DATED JULY 14, 2006 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 909 AT PAGE 168 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 11:30 AM on February 2, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being Lot Number Two (2), Block "A" of the Thermal Valley Subdivision, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, a plat of said subdivision being recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina in Plat Book 7, page 30, to which reference is hereby made for a full and complete description of said lot. And Being more commonly known as: 116 Sassafras Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Thomas M. McKay. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or 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. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is January 12, 2010. Grady Ingle Substitute Trustee 8520 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/ 08-108762

NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY

NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 481

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 489

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Enrique M Lantigua to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated February 16, 2007, and recorded in Book 941, Page 661, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Glen Petri to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated May 18, 2007, and recorded in Book 957, Page 199, 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, 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 Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on January 27, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit:

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, 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 Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on January 27, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit:

Situate, lying and being in the Town of Lake Lure, Township of Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being Lot 11 Block 1 of Bald Mountain Property, Tax Map Block 528 3 100, as shown on Survey of Associates Services as follows: Beginning on an iron pin, a common corner between Lots 2, 3, 10 and 11, Block No. 1 of said subdivision and runs thence with the Southern line of said Lot No. 10, Block 1, South 87 degrees 16 minutes East 211.10 feet to an iron pin in the Western edge of Youngs Mountain Road, formerly known as Lake View Drive, thence along Youngs Mountain Road South 13 degrees West 87 feet to an iron pin at the intersection of White Pine Drive, formerly known as Laurel Drive; thence along White Pine Drive South 20 degrees 50 minutes West 43.20 feet to an iron pin, thence South 63 degrees 45 minutes West 72.40 feet to an iron pin; thence South 63 degrees 45 minutes West 72.40 feet to an iron pin, thence South 46 degrees 50 minutes West 61 feet to an iron pin, thence South 16 degrees West 80.10 feet to an iron pin; to the common corner of Parcel 22 of the Reserve Tract of Youngs Mountain South PIN# 1618102, thence leaving White Pine and proceeding North 56 degrees 16 minutes West 43 feet to an iron pin; the Southeast corner of Lot No. 1, Block No. 1 PIN# 222331; thence North 10 degrees 25 minutes West, passing the common Eastern corner between Lots Nos. 1 and 2 of Block No. 1 at 170.20 feet, a total distance of 297.20 feet to the point and place of beginning.

Being all of Lot 67 as shown on survey by R. L. Greene, PLS entitled GreyRock Subdivision Phase 1A as recorded in Plat Book 25 at Page 168, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 25, Page 165 through Page 169 then revised by 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. Subject to a grading easement which runs the full length of Cold Mountain Road. Together with and subject to all easements, restrictions and rights of ways of record and an 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 1B as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 25 at Pages 205 through Page 208, plats for Phase 2A as shown on plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Pages 114 through Pages 118 and to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for GreyRock as recorded in Book 858, at Page 122 of the Rutherford County 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.

Said property is commonly known as: Lot 11 Youngs Mountain, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Said property is commonly known as: Lot 67 off of Cold Mountain Road, Greyrock Subdivision, Lake Lure, NC 28746

Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing.

Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be 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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Enrique M Lantigua.

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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are 67 Grey Rock Trust.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 158.0931598NC Publication Dates: 01/13/2010 & 01/20/2010

Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 158.0931597NC Publication Dates: 01/13/2010 & 01/20/2010


8B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2010 NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 482

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 548

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Joseph Yono, Jr. and Eva Yono to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated December 22, 2005, and recorded in Book 878, Page 548, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina.

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by David W. Odom and wife, Heidi Odom and Michael D. Hager and wife, Lynn C. Hager to Stephen C. Wilkie, Substitute Trustee, dated October 4, 2005 and recorded in Book 864 at Page 359-368 in the Rutherford County, North Carolina Registry, the undersigned Substitute Trustee declares as follows:

Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, 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 Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on January 27, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Being all of Lot 318 as shown on survey by R. L. Greene, PLS entitled "Greyrock Subdivision Phase 2B as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 120, 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 description of said Lot 318. Together with and subject to all easements, restrictions and rights of way 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. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 318 off of Rolling Ridge Trail, Greyrock Subdivision, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be 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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Joseph Yono Jr. and Eva Yono. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 158.0931615NC Publication Dates: 01/13/2010 & 01/20/2010

There is a default by the Owner or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Deed of Trust, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, 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 Owner and 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 or other usual and customary location as designated by the Clerk's Office on February 3, 2010, at 11:30 a.m., and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described real property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: LYING AND BEING IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY AND BEING DESCRIBED ON EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. EXHIBIT A Situate, lying and being in Green Hill Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being a portion of the 127.99 acre tract which was conveyed by Advance Land and Timber, LLC to Michael D. Hager and David W. Odom by deed dated June 23, 2005 and of record in Deed Book 876, at Page 199, Rutherford County Registry, that part thereof herein conveyed being more particularly described by courses and distances according to a plat of survey prepared by Odom Hollifield & Associates, Engineering, Inc. dated October 1, 2005 as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the center of Highway 64/74A, said marking the southeasternmost corner of the original 127.99 acre tract and runs thence with the center of Highway 64/74A as follows: North 71 deg. 43 min. 00 sec. West 100.00 feet; North 70 deg. 17 min. 00 sec. West 100.00 feet; North 68 deg. 48 min. 00 sec. West 100.00 feet; North 67 deg. 22 min. 00 sec. West 100.00 feet; North 65 deg. 48 min. 00 sec. West 100.00 feet; North 64 deg. 20 min. 00 sec. West 100.00 feet; North 62 deg. 47 min. 00 sec. West 100.00 feet; North 61 deg. 09 min .00 sec. West 100.00 feet; North 59 deg. 52 min. 00 sec. West 100.00 feet and North 57 deg. 07 min. 00 sec. West 118.20 feet to a point in the center of Highway 64/74A; thence North 07 deg. 49 min. 00 sec. East 425.90 feet to a point; thence South 40 deg. 46 min. 00 sec. East 212.00 feet to a point; thence North 65 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. East 481.00 feet to a point in the center of Mountain Creek; thence with the Mountain Creek as it meanders, North 46 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 480.00 feet to a point; thence North 16 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 363.00 feet to a point; thence North 17 deg. 59 min. 00 sec. West 1,032.57 feet to a point; thence North 06 deg. 21 min. 14 sec. West 427.94 feet to a point; thence North 02 deg. 36 min. 14 sec. East 199.79; thence North 12 deg. 24 min. 58 sec. East 136.39 feet to a point; thence North 30 deg. 49 min. 48 sec. East 173.27 feet to a point; thence North 19 deg. 14 min. 13 sec. East 81.53 feet; thence South 69 deg. 15 min. 00. sec. East 1,375.01 feet to a point; thence a new line South 34 deg. 20 min. 25 sec. West 849.03 feet to a point; thence South 22 deg. 48 min. 58 sec. East 554.56 feet to a point; thence South 03 deg. 22 min. 19 sec. East 429.20 feet to a point; thence North 88 deg. 11 min. 39 sec. East 1,242.29 feet to a point in the center of Little Mountain Creek; thence with the center of Little Mountain Creek as it meanders; South 64 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 282.00 feet to a point; thence South 67 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 115.00 feet to a point; thence South 65 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 110.00 feet to a point; thence South 56 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 110.00 feet to a point; thence South 67 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 80.00 feet to a point; thence South 40 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 90.00 feet to a point; thence South 73 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 115.00 feet to a point; thence South 57 deg. 00 min.. 00 sec. West 144.00 feet to a point; thence South 68 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 122.00 feet to a point; thence South 62 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 100.00 feet to a point; thence South 76 deg. 00 mm. 00 sec. West 170.00 feet to a point; thence South 38 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. West 200.00 feet to a point in the center of Little Mountain Creek where it intersects Mountain Creek; thence with the center of Mountain Creek, South 20 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. East 100.00 feet to a point; thence South 02 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. East 158.00 feet to a point; and South 09 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. East 430.00 feet to the point and place of the BEGINNING, and containing 73.02 feet more or less. LESS AND EXCEPTING any real property interest preciously released from that deed of trust recorded in Book 864, at Page 359. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owners of the property are David W. Odom and wife, Heidi Odom and Michael D. Hager and wife, Lynn C. Hager.

NORTH CAROLINA, RUTHERFORD COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 498 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Brent Whitaker and Amanda Whitaker to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), dated October 30, 2007, and recorded in Book 983, Page 174, 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, 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 Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on January 27, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Situate, lying, and being in Rutherfordton Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being the Western one half of Lot #2, Block "C" fronting on Cedar Lane of the Thermal Valley Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 30, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County and described by metes and bounds as follows: Tract One: Beginning at an iron pin on the North side of Cedar Lane, said iron pin being the Southeast corner of Lot #1 of Block "C" of the Thermal Valley Subdivision as recorded in Plat 7, Page 30, and running thence North 61 1/2 degrees East 49 feet to an iron pin, a new corner, said iron pin being located South 57 degrees East 85.1 feet from the Southeast corner of A. T. Sims carport and runs thence with a new line, North 18 deg. 15 minutes West 209.75 feet to an iron pin in the Northern line of Lot #2; thence South 61 1/2 degrees West 47.5 feet to an iron pin, Sims Northeast corner and the Northeast corner of Lot #1; thence with the line of Lot #1, South 17 degrees 45 minutes East 209.9 feet to an iron pin in the edge of Cedar Lane, the point and place of beginning. Tract Two: Being Lot #1, Block "C", fronting on Cedar Lane of the Thermal Valley Subdivision, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, a plat of said subdivision being recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, in Book 7, at Page 30, to which reference is hereby made for a more full and complete description. Being the same and identical property which was conveyed by Arthur Sims, Judith Arrowood POA to Brent Whitaker and wife, Amanda Whitaker by deed dated April 3, 2006 and of record in Deed Book 900, at Page 184, Rutherford County Registry. Said property is commonly known as: 137 Cedar Lane, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be 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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Brent Whitaker and Amanda Whitaker. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0932771NC Publication Dates: 01/13/2010 & 01/20/2010

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Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of forty-five cents (45¢) per one hundred dollars ($100.00), up to a maximum of $500.00. A cash deposit (cashier's check or certified funds, 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 of the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Should the foreclosure action be dismissed or any portion have to be redone for any reason, the bid deposit will be returned to the third party bidder and no other remedies will be able to be asserted. The third party bidder acts upon their own risk if they expend any funds in favor of the foreclosed property prior to the receipt of a deed from the Substitute Trustee. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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, special assessments, and encumbrances of record. Additional notice where the real property is residential with less than 15 rental units: 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 day written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement pro-rated to the effective date of the termination period. Date: 01/12/2010 _________________________________ Stephen C. Wilkie, Substitute Trustee 285 East Allen Street Hendersonville, NC 28792


10B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Scouts Continued from Page 1B

guard — Chris Byrd. “This is such a great event for us every year, and I’m glad so many Scouts could come today,” Walker concluded. “People sometimes look at all the requirements for merit badges and belt loops and think it discourages the kids. But in reality, we instill in these boys the desire to set their goals high from a young age. When you make the achievements mean something, they are that much more rewarding.”

Each scout paid $10 for the event, which included a pizza lunch and a special patch for their uniforms designed just for the day. “That is a reasonable amount for a day of fun for these boys,” Walker added. “And thanks to our generous donors we can subsidize these events. So, if people want these kinds of things to continue, we would greatly appreciate any donations they want to make to the Piedmont Council of the Boy Scouts of America.” Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

Below, Pack 151 volunteer Cherry Pearson shows off artifacts from her home in the Philippines and teaches scouts for their language and culture loop. At right other volunteers teach the Webelos group about forestry and the importance of being good stewards of nature and natural resources.

Boy Scout volunteers like Aaaron St. Clair (center) helped keep the Cub Scouts in line — most of the time. Here, St. Clair tries to keep the ball away while getting swarmed by cubs.

Sausage and apple stuffed zucchinis resemble the luge

(AP) - There aren’t a whole lot of foods that easily convey the highspeed downhill thrills of the luge. But you can at least get in the mood with these sausage and apple-stuffed zucchini sleds. Also try them topped with shredded cheese.

SAUSAGE AND APPLE-STUFFED ZUCCHINI

4 ounces Italian sausage meat, crumbled 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and diced 3 cups stuffing-mix bread cubes 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 4 medium zucchini Heat the oven to 350 F.

Start to finish: 40 minutes (20 minutes active)

In a large saute pan over medium-high, melt the butter. Add the onion, carrot, celery and fennel seeds, then saute until the onion is tender and transparent, about 5 minutes. Add the sausage and apple, then saute until the meat is cooked through, about 3 minutes.

Servings: 8 2 tablespoons butter

1 medium yellow onion, finely diced

1 medium carrot, finely diced

1 stalk celery, finely diced

1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed (optional)

Add the stuffing, then mix well. Drizzle in the broth, then mix well. Turn off the heat, cover the pan and let sit for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, slice the zucchini in half lengthwise. Use a spoon or melon baller to scrape out the seedy center of each half, then arrange them on a rimmed baking sheet or in a large, shallow baking dish. Fill each half with the stuffing mixture, packing it well. Bake until the zucchini are tender, about 20 minutes. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 230 calories; 112 calories from fat; 13 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 15 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrate; 6 g protein; 4 g fiber; 613 mg sodium.

Associated Press

These sausage and apple stuffed zucchinis are the first in a series of recipes being explored to encourage healthier eating and as a way to bring the celebration of the Winter Olympics to the dinner table of the average American family.

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