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Man pleads guilty in murder case By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer

RUTHERFORDTON — A Mooresboro man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Rutherford County Superior Court on Monday. Carl Steven Raschke accepted the plea in the 2007 shooting death of George

Lavan Bristol III, 44, of 235 Collins Ave., Forest City. Raschke had been charged with firstdegree murder in the case. He also pleaded guilty to felony charges of burning of personal property, breaking/entering, larceny and two counts of larceny of a firearm. Judge Mark Powell sentenced Raschke

to 157 to 198 months in a Department of Correction facility on the murder plea. The other charges were consolidated into the firearms counts, and Raschke was sentenced to six to eight months on those pleas. The sentences are to be served consecutively, which means the

WINDOWS WORK Leading Indicators post solid gain Page 11 The Union Mills Learning Center is getting a whole new look with replacement windows for the front of the building and two replacements in the back of the building and the restrooms. Bruce Kincaid and crew from The Window Factory of Belmont began the installation process Monday morning and hoped to be finished Monday night. The memorial windows were purchased by former Alexander School alumni and other supporters. The project was begun a few years ago by Pat Allen and other volunteers.

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FOREST CITY — George Ferencz, chairman and CEO of River Textile Services, on Monday asked commissioners to bring utility service directly to the plant being opened at Meadowbrook Industrial Park on Meadowbrook Road. The board heard the request but decided to go into closed session to discuss an economic

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development issue in connection with the facility. Ferencz asked that the city do the work to bring water and sewer service to the building, with the business paying for the materials. He wants a four-inch water line and an eightinch sewer line with cast iron piping to the manhole. A Sept. 1 opening is planned at the Please see Utility, Page 3

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County hopefuls debate shelter FOREST CITY — Candidates for Sheriff and County Commissioners weighed in on the Community Pet Center and the Daniel Road Project at a special forum Monday night. Speakers gave opinions on whether a new Community Pet Center (CPC) and animal shelter were necessary as part of the overall Daniel Road Project — a proposed county project which is set to include soccer fields, an agricultural center and many other amenities. “We need a shelter that will draw people in from all areas of the county,” said Darren Hodge, Republican candidate for sheriff. “To meet the state requirements for bringing the shelter up to code a new facility is not needed, but rather renovations and new training for animal control officers.” “I do support the CPC and the animal shelter,” said Sheriff Jack Conner. “I have had two barbecues for them at my house as a fundraiser and I’d do it again. The shelter we have now is 50-years old. I think we need to build part now and part later.” “I’d like to see better cooperation between the Sheriff’s Department and the CPC,” said Chris Francis, Republican candidate for sheriff. “I’ve worked at the sheriff’s office for seven years and four years as a detec-

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SPINDALE — Mayor Mickey Bland had to cast a tie-breaking vote Monday night to call for a public hearing on a rezoning matter relating to property owned by Habitat for Humanity. Commissioners Tommy Hardin and Ed Searcy voted to call for a public hearing regarding property off Carriage Place for the possible building of 13 Habitat homes. Commissioners Toby Tomblin and Nancy Walker opposed allowing the public hearing. Habitat owns 5 1/4 acres near Carriage Place and has requested the property be rezoned in order to build the single-family homes. The public hearing will be at the regular May meeting. Also Monday night, when commissioners were reminded of the April 22 budget workshop at 4 p.m., Mayor Bland asked the board to give Town Manager Cameron McHargue permission to deny requests from groups who might want to come to Please see Hearing, Page 3

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Libby Green, 46, of Ramsey Road in Forest City, was taken to Rutherford Hospital Monday after she lost control of the 1999 Honda she was driving on Bostic-Sunshine Highway and crashed. Highway Patrolman J.A. Spence said Green apparently lost consciousness, ran off the road to the right and traveled through a yard, hitting a sign and telephone box before jumping a ditch and traveling through another field where the car struck a tree and overturned beside a home on Calton Road. Spence said the vehicle traveled at least 200 yards after leaving the highway. Cherry Mountain Volunteer Fireman Ray Moore hoses the car down as it was full of gasoline when it overturned. Also assisting at the scene was Rutherford County EMS.


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Police Notes Two towns see rash of vehicle break-ins

RUTHERFORDTON — Thieves had a busy weekend stealing items from motor vehicles in Forest City and Rutherfordton. The Forest City Police Department investigated 21 vehicle break-ins and the Rutherfordton Police Department had reports of 12 vehicle break-ins. In most cases, things were stolen from the vehicles. Law enforcement officers frequently remind drivers to lock their vehicles because most thefts occur when people leave their cars and trucks unlocked in their driveways. Details of the incidents are listed below.

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n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 234 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n Rhonda Leigh Greene reported the theft of tools and other items. n Susan Jackson Wynn reported a breaking and entering. n Larry Steve Butler reported the theft of a John Deere riding lawn mower. n David Lee Reno reported the theft of a 1976 Cadillac El Dorado convertible and other items.

n Katherine Ann Cristy reported the theft of a diamond ring. n The theft of tools was reported by Michael Owens Framing. n Michael Owens reported the theft of tools. n Edwin Hames reported the theft of a toolbox and tools. n Johnnie Webb reported the theft of two batteries. n Trisa Glyn Hines reported the theft of an air conditioner window unit.

Rutherfordton n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 89 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n Antonio Alexander Johnson reported the theft of a GPS and other items from a motor vehicle. n Charles Frank Morgan reported a theft from a motor vehicle. n John Joseph Harbot reported the theft of a blue tooth. n Claude Arrowood Jr. reported a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. n Debbie Marlene Murphy reported a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. n Amber Dawn Searcy reported the theft of a wallet and other items from a motor vehicle. n James Howell Spikes reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. n Christine Marie Whitt reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and damage to prescription glasses. n Robert Lee Moore reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and the theft of watches and coins. n Beverly Ann Heffner reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. n Roy Brian Yelton reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and the theft of bonds and other items. n Joe Mitchell Simmons reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and the two GPS units and other items.

Spindale n The Spindale Police Department responded to 35 E-911 Saturday and Sunday.

Lake Lure n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to

15 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.

Forest City n The Forest City Police Department responded to 162 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n Bradley Wilkerson reported a larceny and attempt to obtain property by false pretense. (See arrest of Lattimore.) n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported an incident of recovered stolen property. n An employee of Quality Plus reported the theft of motor fuel. n Homer Anderson reported a larceny. n Lauren Pilgrim reported a breaking and entering, damage to property and second-degree trespass. n Travis Morrow reported an incident of damage to property. The incident occurred at Wal-Mart. n An employee of Collins Metal reported an incident of attempt to obtain property by false pretense. (See arrest of Lattimore.) n Christine Redford reported an incident of found property. n An employee of the Town of Forest City reported a larceny. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported an incident of indecent exposure at the Owls Nest. (See arrest of Dyer.) n Michael Carver, Scott Walker, Charles Summey, Joye Gulley, Earle Lantz, Karen Harrill, Terry Ferguson, an employee of McBrayer Motors, Howard Smith, James Camp, Michael Harrill and Kelly Iwerks all reported a breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and larceny. n Thomas Wilson, Mary Moore, Marla Webber, Mitchell Canipe, Julie Cooke, Elizabeth Brown, Margaret

Burgess, Karol Wilson and Rebecca Edwards all reported an incident of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle. n An employee of WalMart reported an incident of counterfeit money. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported an incident of found property. n Jimmy Smith reported found property.

counts of probation violation, failure to appear on failure to comply on child support and failure to appear on failure to comply on $283.50; placed under a $26,900 secured bond. (RCSD) n Steven Scott Silvers, 47, of 303 Silvers Lake Road; charged with misdemeanor larceny, communicating threats and assault and battery; released on a $2,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Matthew Yates McGinnis, 26, of 140 Arrests McDade Road; charged with n Atanacio Galvan Flores, simple assault and harassing 24, of Conner St., Forest phone calls; placed under City; charged with no opera- a $1,000 secured bond. tor’s license and following (RCSD) too close; placed under n Silvia Kay Hargett, 37, a $1,000 secured bond. of 153 Robin Hood Drive; (FCPD) charged with violation of n Michael Twitty Dyer, 51, condition of release and of Hayes Drive, Forest City; domestic violence protective charged with indecent expoorder violation; placed under sure; placed under a $1,000 a 48-hour hold. (RCSD) secured bond. (FCPD) n James Ricky Hamrick, n Jermaine Allan 48, of 1103 E. New Hope Lattimore, 31, of Ridgeway Road; charged with aid Court, Forest City; charged and abet domestic violence with attempt to obtain protective order violation; property by false pretense placed under a 48-hour hold. and larceny; placed under (RCSD) a $20,000 secured bond. n Atanacio Galvan Flores, (FCPD) 24, of 112 Conner St.; n Donavan Keith Williams, charged with no opera42, of 130 Mill Creek Drive; tor’s license and following charged with driving while too closely; placed under impaired; released on a $500 a $1,000 secured bond. unsecured bond. (NCHP) (RCSD) n Scott Richard Boisvert, n Preston Shane Mull, 24, 34, of 2860 Pea Ridge Road; of 146 Harvest Way; charged charged with driving while with assault on a female; Forest City Courier_Ruth People_1.833inx3in impaired andDaily hit/run failure Co placed under a $2,000 to stop for property damsecured bond. (RCSD) age; placed under a $2,000 n Matthew Robert Allen, secured bond. (NCHP) 30, of 183 N. Cleghorn St.; n Robert Earl Watts, 38, charged with misdemeanor of 894 Andrews Mill Road; larceny and driving while charged with aid and abet license revoked; placed impaired driving and posunder a $2,000 secured session of an open container bond. (RCSD) of alcoholic beverage in the n James Boatright, 43, passenger area of a motor of 651 N. Washington St.; vehicle; freed on a custody charged with misdemeanor release. (NCHP) larceny; placed under a n Amy Diane Bradley, 30, $1,000 secured bond. of 301 Cleghorn St.; charged (RCSD) with failure to appear on failPlease see Police, Page 5 ure to comply on $450, two

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tive. I’d like to see crimes against animals investigated more by specialized officers.” Commissioner candidates spoke of a need for changes at the shelter, but did not all agree that a new building is necessary. “My platform is the gems of Rutherford County,” Rob Bole said. “We have excellent schools and Isothermal Community College, but we need to add a pet center to that list.  ...  If we use the money the CPC has in cash — about $250,000 — we can leverage that to borrow enough money to have about $500,000 to spend on the building. We can do part of it now and part later.” “I think we need a pet center, it isn’t a want,” Bob Howard said. “But I don’t know that we have a definite plan on what we’re going to build yet. It seems to me that there is some room for negotiation between the $1 million

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Candidates for sheriff and county commission discussed the Community Pet Center project and the Daniel Road Complex as a whole at a special forum Monday night.

plan or the $1.5 million plan or others.” Eddie Parker said, “I’m a pet lover and I appreciate everything the pet center does, but I will not support investing taxpayer dollars in a private enterprise. This project, the whole Daniel Road Project has just come about at the wrong time.” “Some of my friends have asked me, as a

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area was developed. But Commissioner Continued from Page 1 Shawn Moore commented that when the town took over the road 66,000-square-foot and the water catch facility, which plans to do 30 million pounds of basins in the development, it also took healthcare laundry for responsibility, and, sites within a 150-mile therefore, should fix the radius. Ferencz said the plant problem. The board tabled received a $480,000 action on the matter North Carolina Rural pending advice from Center grant, but he the town attorney, noted that the facility David Lloyd, who said has a total cost of $6.3 he could only give his million, with investors legal opinion in closed putting up $1 million session. this year. Town Finance DirectThe board also looked or Pruett Walden said at several water issues that money to fix the during the meeting but problem would have to took no action. come from the town’s Board members had reserves. gone out earlier to look The board also lookat a water drainage ed at a request to problem on Greenwood bring water service Drive, and member to Morningstar Lake Steve Holland comRoad. mented, “They really Walden said the have a problem there.” town could use pipe The cost of fixing the already on hand and problem was estimated could do the work with at between $10,000 town crews for about and $15,000, with a $67,000, compared to change in the water a contractor doing it for flow. about $258,000. Funds Board member David for the work could come Eaker pointed out that the problem has existed from money in the water line budget, he for 30 years, since the added.

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fellow farmer, what I planned to do about the agricultural center and livestock area at the Daniel Road Complex,” Rodney Robbins said. “Unfortunately, we’re so far in debt right now that I just can’t support building new stuff. It will have to wait.” “With all the projects we’re looking at, we will have to borrow about $6 to $7 million for the Daniel Road Project,”

said Commissioner Margaret Helton. “And that is the estimate I have just for the grading.  ...  There are three main issues at the current shelter — cross contamination of the dog runs, standing water and the fact that the euthanasia room is open to the elements. If those were fixed we would be up to code. As to why they haven’t been fixed, you’ll have

Walden noted that to make the deal viable for the town, at least 20 connections would be needed. Board member Moore wondered why the town had money for a $67,000 project there and didn’t have money for the $15,000 project on Greenwood Drive, since the money all came from the same pot. Walden said they were separate funds, but he added that a budget amendment could be used to move the money to where it was needed. Holland asked that the matter be delayed until budget time, and that was agreeable to the council. In other business at the meeting, the board: n agreed to allow Arthur Camp to remove scrap metal from woods in the area near McNair Field. Attorney Lloyd noted that it would not be an issue for the

council to allow that unless it would amount to more than $30,000. Camp said it would not. n referred to the Beautification Committee a request to name the town’s water fountain in honor of Whitney “Jack” Leake. n adopted a resolution approving a Water Shortage Response Plan for the town. Town Manager Chuck Summey said the state requires the action. n decided to receive more information from the N.C. League of Municipalities’ Municipal Environmental Assessment Coalition project before deciding whether to participate in it. n approved selling a weather alert system owned by the town on GovDeals.com. A vehicle inspection machine had been on the agenda for sale, as well, but it was withdrawn until a cost analysis could be

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Commissioner candidate Gail Strickland said, “I think the (CPC) has proved itself time and again as a group that has great volunteers and really cares about the animals and animal safety in our county. I am in support of the Daniel Road Project and one of the buildings to go there is the pet center.” “I’m in support of the pet center,” Commissioner Paul McIntosh said. “We can put all the money in the world into a 50-year-old building and we’ll still have an old building.  ... As to county debt, 73 percent of our debt is for school buildings which is paid for by sales tax money and lottery funds, not property taxes. We had five banks come to us recently ready to loan us money below the prime rate. We are in good shape financially and if anyone is telling you the county is in bad shape financially, that’s baloney.” Bill Eckler said, “You done on how much the town pays for inspections from an outside source instead of doing them in-house. n approved budget amendment ordinances for police vest, Fire Department, CDBG-R and downtown revitalization grants. n approved allowing Town Planner Danielle Withrow to submit an application for an N.C. Rural Center grant on behalf of The Rustic Grill, a restaurant that Gregory and Keleigh Hayes will open in the former Old Mill Tavern building. Gregory Hayes said the business would have its kitchen in one building and its dining area in the adjoining building. A mid-July opening is

have asked whether the proposed pet center will be at a central location. We need to define what centrally located means. Is it the geographic center of the county? Because that would be somewhere north of Rutherfordton. Should it be the population center of the county? Because that would be Forest City. Neither of those central locations would be the Daniel Road complex.” “I think we need to spend money to get our shelter updated,” Julius Owens said. “I’m not opposed to a new shelter, but you need a good plan and need to execute it well. Right now, with this economy we need to spend our money wisely.” Commissioner candidate Harry Waters also said he supported the idea of a new pet center. “People have talked about renovations tonight,” Waters said. “But if you ask me the shelter we have now is not worth it. Pouring money out there is like taking money and pouring it down a hole.” planned. n heard from Mayor Dennis Tarlton about a meeting between town representatives and the Forest City Owls. Board member Chris Lee will serve as liaison between the two groups. The mayor said the Owls had agreed to provide a preliminary schedule for the town to view next year. Commissioner David Eaker noted, “We didn’t build all those extra games into the contract.” n looked at the rules for what the town can pick up at the cleanup day in Alexander Mills on May. 1. Contact Dale via e-mail at ldale@thedigitalcourier. com

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Our Views State still has fiscal issues N

orth Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is reportedly going to ask state lawmakers to approve new efforts in education and mental health when they meet next month. In an effort to win support for those efforts, her budget proposal, which is due out Tuesday, will include major budget cuts as well. Lawmakers will be looking at the second year of the budget and what they are seeing is more of the same as far as revenues go. The state is expecting its revenues to fall about $700 million short of what they projected last year. That means more belt tightening and probably a bit of reluctance on the part of lawmakers to consider new ideas. Whether either side will try to come up with new revenues is still a closely held secret, but any revenue increasing plan would be a major surprise given the current state of the economy and the political atmosphere. North Carolina has to weather the current storm, but one thing remains constant: our state still has work to do to get its fiscal house in order.

Our readers’ views Says McIntosh has done a very good job To the editor: I don’t know what county commissioners’ meeting Ms. Higgins attended, but she is unfortunately misinformed. When Commissioner McIntosh joined the board of commissioners seven years ago, he instituted zero-based budgeting which requires every department manager to justify every penny of their annual budget request. He has constantly voted to promote projects that are in the best interest of Rutherford County, both for the short term and for the future. As a result of zero based budgeting, the county has reduced spending by over $14 million during the past three years. They have built six new schools and increased EMS services in the Bill’s Creek and Bostic areas. All of the school debt (73 percent of the total) is paid for with sales taxes and lottery money, not property tax. Based on current projections the county debt will be reduced by 33 percent in the next three years, lower than it has been in the last 10 years. Paul has accomplished this while reducing taxes and the tax rate to one of the lowest in North Carolina. He was the only commissioner to vote against last year’s budget because he felt there was unnecessary spending included in the budget, that would require county employees to take unpaid days off to pay for. Commissioner Margaret Helton

voted in favor of last year’s budget, the Daniel Road Project, and purchasing the Evans Radiator building. However, Commissioner McIntosh has been the only candidate attacked for his position on the Daniel Road Project and the Evans Radiator building. The hypocrisy that surrounds these attacks on Paul has been initiated by three members of the Republican Executive Committee, of which two are running for County Commissioner. I wonder why the same questions are not asked of Ms. Helton, and has she been given a free pass? Her proposal to reduce taxes on the aging population, which is about 16 percent of our population would have required N.C. Legislative approval to implement, not county commissioner approval. And if approved, where would the additional funds come from to provide for the tax shortfall from the reduced tax revenue. Obviously taxes would have to be raised on the remaining citizens of Rutherford County. It is time people started looking at the facts and not just the rhetoric. Commissioner McIntosh has done an excellent job in bringing fiscal responsibility to the county and has a vision toward the future. He needs your support in the May primary. Chuck Hill Forest City

Endorses Strickland for county commission To the editor: I have had the honor of know-

ing and working with Gail McBrayer Strickland for many years. She is a volunteer with the Rutherford County Junior Miss Scholarship Program, having been a chairperson and filling many other roles. This program encourages excellence among young women in Rutherford County by awarding college scholarships to participants for being their best self. Gail has helped raise and distribute well over $100,000 in college scholarships over the last several years. Being a volunteer with a nonprofit organization, she understands the importance of coming up with a budget and staying within that budget. Also, Gail’s 30 years in Rutherford County government, retiring two year’s ago as Information Technology Director, a position that required her to be in-charge of the computers in the county, has given her an inside track on the working of county government. She worked with many past Rutherford County Board of Commissioners, handling details working with budgets, financing, and many other areas that was covered under her computer department. For this reason and many others, I feel Gail McBrayer Strickland is the best candidate for Rutherford County Commissioner, District 4. Jeff Arrowood Forest City

N.C. man was in Russia with Poles before crash Sure, the recent plane crash that killed the president of Poland and a host of other important officials is a great and sad tragedy. But what in the world does it have to do with North Carolina? The connection is a little bit complicated. But bear with me, and you will learn something of the dogged determination of a North Carolina man whose fearlessness in telling the story of an earlier Polish tragedy made him better known in Poland than in his home state here in North Carolina. On April 7, three days before the plane crash, at the invitation of the Polish government, Raleigh resident Allen Paul was part of a delegation that accompanied Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk to meet with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the Katyn Forest. The Poles and Paul hoped that Putin would finally

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and formally acknowledge Soviet responsibility for the wartime execution of about 20,000 Polish army officers and other leading citizens. Paul’s recently republished book, Katyn: Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth, originally published in 1991, documents Soviet responsibility for the executions. It even provides a copy of the order signed by Stalin. It follows several families who lost husbands and fathers in the massacre. Based on interviews and documentation, Paul describes the actual horror of the execution procedure. The prisoner “was pushed

down the steps into the basement and shoved inside the execution chamber — all in a matter of moments …. [A]n executioner stationed against the wall at the door would have stepped up quickly behind the victim. The muzzle of the Walther [a German-made pistol] was placed six to ten inches behind his head and then fired. … [T]he team … neatly stacked the newest victims like cordwood on those already in the pit.” Paul’s book also describes how the United States failed to hold the Soviets accountable for these war crimes. “For good reason. American leaders accommodated Stalin during the war: the Red Army was bleeding the Wehrmacht white long before Allied forces landed at Normandy.” But, according to Paul, “the government clampdown continued well into 1953… As painful as it may be,

the U.S. government should disclose all details concerning how we accommodated Stalin and why we turned back our backs on the Poles—especially after the conflict ended. Then, in good conscience, the U.S. government could call on the Russians to end their feeble attempts to rewrite history and release Katyn records they continue to withhold.” Paul’s tireless efforts to search out and disclose the details of Katyn, his documentation of the details of Soviet crimes, and his call on our country to acknowledge its roll in failing to demand accountability have made him a hero to the Poles. Back to the April 7 meeting between the Polish and Russian prime ministers, did Putin finally apologize for the Soviet crimes and for Russian efforts to deflect the blame? No, although Putin did acknowledge and condemn

the “cynical lies that have blurred the truth about the Katyn shootings.” But passing by the opportunity to accept full responsibility, he continued, “It would also be a lie and manipulation to place the blame for these crimes on the Russian people.” Paul believes that the Russians will have to be much more forthcoming before the Poles can move towards forgiveness. Perhaps the tragedy of the April 10 plane crash will help prod the Russians to do more to acknowledge and apologize. We can hope. In the meantime, North Carolinians can be proud of Paul, and be very glad he turned down an invitation to join the group on the April 10 flight. D.G. Martin is hosting his final season of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, which airs Sundays at 5 p.m.


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Boy airlifted after automobile accident

CLIFFSIDE — A 12-yearold Chase Middle student, Ethan Pearson, of Mooresboro, remains in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center recuperating from injuries he sustained Sunday afternoon in a singlevehicle Sunday afternoon on Hines Road. Ethan underwent surgery Sunday afternoon to repair a broken leg and injured hip. He was a passenger in a 1993 Honda driven by his 16-year-old brother, Shane Pearson, a Chase High student. Shane did not sustain injuries. The Highway Patrol reported Shane was traveling east on Hines Road at 1:29 Sunday when he crossed the center line, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree on the passenger side. Ethan was pinned in the vehicle more than an hour as Cliffside firefighters and Rutherford County Rescue worked to extricate him from the vehicle. The passenger side of the vehicle took the brunt of the hit, a Cliffside firefighter reported. The flight team from Spartanburg’s Regional One team assisted at the scene and subsequently flew Ethan to the hospital. He is listed in a regular hospital room today. Shane was charged with exceeding a safe speed and

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n Michael Shannon Russell, 38, of 440 Bostic Sunshine Highway; charged with assault on a female; placed under a 48-hour hold. (RCSD) n Elvis Edward Hudson, 32, of 158 McDade Road; charged with assault and battery; placed under a $500 secured bond. (RCSD) n Brandi Jean Hudson, 29, of 158 McDade Road; charged with communicating threats; placed under a $500 secured bond. (RCSD) n Arlene Francis Walker, 23, of 108 N. Ridgecrest Ave., Rutherfordton; served with a criminal summons for failure to pay monies. (RPD) n Fred Alfred Bradley, 47, of 207 Spencer St.; charged with disorderly conduct; placed under a $500 secured bond. (SPD) n Dennis Lee McEntire, 52, of 1801 Spindale St.; charged with breaking and/or entering; placed under a $5,000 secured bond. (SPD)

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n Tyree Murray, 21, cited for driving while license revoked; released on a written promise to appear. (FCPD) n Ryan Scott Crawford, 39, of 3791 Hudlow Road,

driving left of center. Highway Patrolman Baxter Hill investigated the accident. William Junior Spicer, 43, of Rutherfordton was taken to Rutherford Hospital, Friday night after his 1989 Ford was struck in the rear by a 2000 Pontiac driven by Brittany Elizabeth Burgo, 21, of Forest City, while traveling north on Hudlow Road. Burgo told the NCHP, she failed to see the Ford in front of her because of a large cloud of smoke. Spicer said he had to slow down on the roadway because of car mechanical failure. Burgo was charged with failure to reduce speed. Spicer sustained minor injuries. Leslie Dianne Woods, 23, of Spindale, was transported to Rutherford Hospital for treatment as the result of a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident Saturday night on W. Main Street, Forest City. Police said Martha Louise Crane, 67, of Mountain View Street, Forest City, driving a 1999 Ford, was turning left onto W. Main Street from Lawing Road, when she apparently turned in front of Woods’ 1996 Nissan that was traveling west on W. Main. Assisting were Rutherford County EMS and Forest City firefighters. Rutherfordton; cited for possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a vehicle. (RPD)

EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 56 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to 24 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.

Fire Calls n Cliffside firefighters responded to two motor vehicle crashes. n Forest City firefighters responded to three motor vehicle crashes, to a fire alarm and to a brush fire. n Hudlow firefighters responded to a brush fire, assisted by Union Mills firefighters, to a fire investigation and to an unknown type fire. n Rutherfordton firefighters responded to a fire alarm and to a structure fire. n SDO firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm. n Sandy Mush firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash. n Union Mills firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash.

Gilbert Ray Toney, 86, of 205 Drake Circle, Mooresboro, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at his residence. A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Thomas and Raney Waters Toney. He was a member of Race Path Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and Sunday School superintendent, and retired from Fiber industries after 25 years of employment. Mr. Toney served in the Army military police in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Los Alamos, N.M., which included guarding the site of atomic bomb testing. Survivors include his wife, Alma Gray Toney of the home; one son, Rodney Toney of Mooresboro; two daughters, Judy Godfrey of Forest City, and Sandy Waters of Bostic; four grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Race Path Baptist Church with the Revs. Joe Kanipe, Lance Scarlett, and John Godfrey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McKinneyLandreth Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043; or to the Honduras Mission Fund, c/o Trinity Baptist Church, 746 Trinity Church Rd., Mooresboro, NC 28114. Online condolences www.mckinneylandrethfuneralhome.com.

Jewell Hill Jewell Summey Hill, 85 of Stanley Manor, Albemarle, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at the Stanley Regional Medical Center, Albemarle. A native of Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late William Gus Blanton and Ida Mae Moorehead Blanton. She was the director of Yokefellow Ministries from 1967 until she retired, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Forest City. Survivors include a son, William Gene “Billy” Summey of Albemarle, and three grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cleveland Memorial Park with the Rev. K. Wesley Judy officiating. Visitation will follow at the graveside. Memorials may be made to Yokefellow Ministries, 102 Blanton St., Spindale, NC 28160. Online condolences www.padgettking.com.

Mickey Nantz Mickey Michelle Nantz, 41, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Cleveland County, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, James Euten Sr. She worked in the textile industry, and attended Freedom Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, Debra Kay Hamrick THE DAILY COURIER Published Tuesday through Sunday mornings by Paxton Media Group LLC dba The Daily Courier USPS 204-920 Periodical Postage paid in Forest City, NC. Company Address: 601 Oak St., P.O. Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043. Phone: (828) 245-6431 Fax: (828) 248-2790 Subscription rates: Single copy, daily 50¢ / Sunday $1.50. Home delivery $11.75 per month, $35.25 for three months, $70.50 for six months, $129 per year. In county rates by mail payable in advance are: $13.38 for one month, $40.14 for three months, $80.27 for six months, $160.54 per year. Outside county: $14.55 for one month, $43.64 for three months, $87.28 for six months, $174.56 per year. College students for school year subscription, $75. The Digital Courier, $6.50 a month for non-subscribers to The Daily Courier. Payment may be made at the website: www.thedigitalcourier. com The Daily Courier is not responsible for advance subscription payments made to carriers, all of who are independent contractors.

Euten of Forest City; one daughter, Jody Price of Ellenboro; two sons, Michael Williams of Mooresboro, and Randy Price Jr. of Ellenboro; five sisters, Ann Goforth of Bostic, Rena Wells of Forest City, Belinda Barnes of Charleston, S.C., and Sandra Vest and Melissa Thompson, both of Sumter, S.C.; five brothers, Keith Euten of Belfair, Wash.; Chris Euten of Forest City, James Euten Jr., Jamie Euten and Ellie Euten, all of Sumter; seven grandchildren; and a number of other family members and friends. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family will be at the home of Rena Wells, 283 Old WAGY Road, Forest City. Online condolences www. crowemortuary.com.

Ruth Bradley Ruth Prima Bradley, 87, of 211 Elm St., Spindale, died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Hospice House in Forest City. A native of Spindale, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Bradley and Ettie Mae Pye Bradley. She worked at Stonecutter Mills, prior to becoming a beautician and opening Ruth’s Beauty-Rama salon, where she worked until her retirement at age 75. She was also a member of Spencer Baptist Church and taught Sunday School in the children’s department for many years. She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Bradley of the home, and Reola Melton of Lady Lake, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Spencer Baptist Church with the Revs. Billy Vaughn and Bruce Caldwell officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043; or to Spencer Baptist Church, 207 N. Oak St., Spindale, NC 28167. Online condolences www. crowemortuary.com.

Louise T. McCraw Louise Towery McCraw, 81, of Gaffney, S.C., died Monday, April 19, 2010,

Ruth Prima Bradley Ruth Prima Bradley, 87, of 211 Elm Street, Spindale, died Saturday April 17, 2010 at Hospice House of Forest City. A native of Spindale, Ruth was the daughter of the late Herbert Bradley and Ettie Mae Pye Bradley. She worked at Stonecutter Mill prior to becoming a beautician. She opened a salon, Ruth’s BeautyRama, where she loved her work and regarded her customers as “family” up to and following her retirement at age 75. A member of Spencer Baptist Church, Ruth loved children and served as a Sunday school teacher to children of various ages for many years. She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Bradley of the home and Reola Melton of Lady Lake, FL and was predeceased by two brothers, Alvin Bradley and Ray Bradley and by one sister Rachel Bradley Owens. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews who along with their children have wonderful memories of “Aunt Ruth” that are too numerous to count and too sweet to ever forget. Her generosity and loving kindness to family, friends and community are legendary and she will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 PM at Spencer Baptist Church, with the Revs. Billy Vaughn and Bruce Caldwell officiating. The family will receive friends form 2 – 3 PM on Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County POB 336 Forest City NC 28043 or to Spencer Baptist Church 207 N. Oak Street Spindale, NC 28167 Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuary.com Crowe’s Mortuary & Crematory is assisting the Bradley Family. Paid obit

at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Forest City, she was a daughter of the late Miller Towery and Sarah Bonner Towery, and the widow of Francis McCraw Sr. She was a member of East Gaffney Baptist Church and retired from Hamrick’s. She is survived by a son, Frankie McCraw of Gaffney; a daughter, Cathy M. Porter of Gaffney; three brothers, Miles Towery of Clemmons, Ray Towery of Forest City, and Walter Towery of Chesnee, S.C.; two sisters, Aileen Melton of Forest City, and Lunette Parris of Forest City; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the residence. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Frederick Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ronell Owensby officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee Co. Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615. The family will be at the residence. Online condolences www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.

Dr. Charles Griffith Dr. Charles L. Griffith, 78 of S. Magnolia St., Forest City, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by The Padgett and King Mortuary.

Gilbert Ray Toney Mr. Gilbert Ray Toney, 86, of 205 Drake Circle Mooresboro, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at his Residence. A native of Rutherford County, he was born November 8, 1923, a son of the late Thomas and Raney Waters Toney. He was retired from Fiber Industries after 25 years of service and was a U.S. Army Veteran serving as a military police in Oak Ridge, TN and Los Alamos, New Mexico, which included guarding the site of atomic bomb testing. He was a member of Race Path Baptist Church and was a former deacon and superintendent of Sunday School. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one son, Mark Ray Toney; two brothers, Cecil and Ervin Toney; three sisters, Leatrice Hennessee, Elizabeth Toney, and Valoree Toney. He is survived by his wife Alma Gray Toney of the home; one son Rodney and wife, Becky of Mooresboro; two daughters, Judy Godfrey and husband, Roger of Forest City, Sandy Waters of Bostic; four grandchildren, Jason Godfrey and wife Dana, Ryan Godfrey and fiance Kayla Webb, Lance Corporal Derek Toney, Alyson Toney and Laura Hunt; two great grandchildren, Daniel and Hayden Godfrey; one brother, Joe Toney and wife Barbara of Shelby; brother in-law, Floyd Hennessee of Hanahan, SC; sister-in-law; Lillian Toney of Ellenboro; and special friends, Rev. Joe Kanipe and Paul Luckadoo. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Race Path Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Kanipe, Rev. Lance Scarlett and Rev. John Godfrey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, April20, 2010, from 6-8 p.m.at McKinney Landreth Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or Honduras Mission Fund, c/o Trinity Baptist Church, 746 Trinity Church Rd., Mooresboro, NC 28114 McKinney-Landreth is serving the Toney family. PAID OBIT


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Calendar/Local/State SPREADING MULCH

Meetings/other Monthly board meeting: Forest City Housing Authority; Tuesday, April 20, 12:30 p.m., in the Housing Authority community room, 147 Spruce St., Forest City.

Fundraisers Ham/chicken supper: Friday, April 23, 5 to 8 p.m., at Second Baptist Church, 191 Green St., Rutherfordton; adults $9; ages 4-10, $5; under 4 free, accompanied by an adult; all you can eat, included dessert and beverage; proceeds to benefit youth camp; take outs available, call 286-9662 to place an order.

Spindale fireman Billy Conner unloads mulch at Town Hall Monday afternoon during a reprieve from fire calls.

Car Show: “Show and Shine for Jesus”; Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant Church Rd., Forest City; car, motorcycle and tractor show; registration ends at noon; judging at 1 p.m.; free registration; awards given; barbecue, hot dogs, roasted corn. Fish fry: Saturday, April 24, 4 to 6 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Ferry Road, Cliffside; no set price, donations only; proceeds for missions. Barbecue dinner: “6th Annual 4-H Betsy Ross Barbecue”; Saturday, April 24, begins at 4:30 p.m.; Union Mills Clubhouse; chicken and pork — adults $8; ages 7-10, $5; 6 and under free; all you can eat. Yard sale: Saturday, May 1, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., New Harvest Church, 131 Countryside Dr., Forest City; church-wide yard sale. Pancake breakfast: Saturday, May 1, begins at 7 a.m., at Kenny’s Tire, Broadway St., Forest City; large selection of items; free coffee for seniors; $5 per person, includes choice of beverage; sponsored by the youth of Alexander Missionary Methodist Church. Church-wide yard sale: Saturday, May 1, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., New Harvest Church, 131 Countryside Dr., Forest City. Dinner, auction: Sponsored by Friends of NRA, Thermal Belt FNRA; Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m., National Guard Armory, 890 Withrow Road, Forest City; $25 per person, $40 per couple; for information, call 828-429-0392. Golf tournament: Lake Lure Lion’s Club 23rd Annual Golf Tournament; Monday, May 3, shotgun start 8:30 a.m.; players must have a verified USGA handicap; men’s and women’s divisions; entry fee $50 per person includes golf, cart fees, breakfast and lunch; entry deadline 5 p.m., April 30; for additional information, call 828625-2888.

Music/concerts Gospel music concert: Sunday, April 25, at 7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, Ellenboro; featuring Rick Strickland; a love offering. Sacred Music Festival: Sunday, April 25, 3 p.m., Oak Grove United Methodist Church; sponsored by the Lucille Wall Music Club to promote National Music Week; six church choirs will participate. Singing: Sunday, April 25, 2 p.m., at The Church of the Exceptional in Henrietta; featuring Living By Faith. Talent and singing program: Saturday, April 25, 5 p.m., Haynes Grove Baptist Church, Cliffside. Choir anniversary: Zion Grove A.M.E. Zion Church Male Choir; Sunday, April 25, 4 p.m.; on program — Hopewell Male Choir, Startex S.C.; Wells Spring Male Choir, Forest City; Green Creek Male Choir, Tryon; The Kings of Joy, Forest City, and others.

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shorter sentence will be added onto the longer sentence. Bristol’s body was found Oct. 30, 2007, on Victory Drive in Forest City by a man who was walking his dog. The body was taken to Wake Forest University Medical Center, where an

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the town asking for money. He said the board needed to be “fiscally responsible” in giving McHargue the permission to deny money requests until budget time. Commissioner Hardin agreed, saying, “We don’t have the money.” He said as time moves on, he hopes the public will understand the budget dilemma the town has. “It does not look good,” Hardin said. Also Monday, Spindale commissioners officially voted to work with neighboring Rutherfordton in a statemandated storm water management project and decided to move forward with studies regarding a possible joint sewer system. Recently the municipalities were designated as Phase II communities under EPA regulations and are required to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit within 18 months. The towns discussed a storm water program at a meeting last Monday night, and decided to vote officially at the respective town board meeting. Rutherfordton’s next regular meeting is May 5. After both towns

Revival: April 25-28, Plainview Baptist Church, 389 J.M. Lovelace Road, Ellenboro; different speakers each service; Sunday services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; MTW, 7 nightly. 225th church anniversary: Sunday, May, 2, Bill’s Creek Baptist Church; festivities begin at 9 a.m., with coffee; special music at 10 a.m., featuring The Pattons of Hendersonville; worship service 11 a.m.; lunch afterwards; afternoon singing will conclude celebration. Memorial Day, homecoming: Sunday, May 2, worship service 11 a.m., Piedmont Baptist Church, 1050 Maple Creek Road, Rutherfordton; a covered dish lunch will follow the service.

The Forest City Police Department investigated the case, with the assistance of the State Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Brad Greenway. Raschke was represented by Asheville attorney Jack W. Stewart.

approved the joint venture, they will send the plan to the state for approval and obtain a Stormwater Permit by August 2011. The towns must undertake a variety of federally-mandated activities to prevent any pollution. With the joint effort, the towns should be able to control costs and could possibly receive funding for the projects. Also Monday night, commissioners tabled action on the Animal Control ordinance and also tabled making any changes to parking spaces on Main Street until further study. Commissioners were going to consider establishing a handicap parking space in front of the Daniel Hardin building, which will be the new home of the Community Clinic in the near future. The loading zone parking space will likely be cancelled. Police Chief Andy Greenway was asked to further study the parking situations, especially regarding enforcing parking regulations and designating parking from one to two hour limits. The town approved its annual 2010 Spring Clean-Up days through April 30, after which time the leaf truck will cease to run until next fall. Citizens are asked to clean up their

yards especially during this time. All grass clippings must be bagged and after April 30, all leaves must be bagged, also. Commissioners received a request from citizen Clayton Parris, who asked the town to extend a gravity sewer main near his home at 119 Talon Street, formerly Kentucky Street. The town can’t provide the service because there is no where for Parris to hook onto the line. To install a new line would cost $75,000 plus $115.50 pre-foot construction cost.

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Also Monday, Commissioners: n Approved up to $6,000 regarding the replacement of air conditioning equipment in the front of the library; n approved a request from Jeff Hodge to host a F.A.S.T. South East Hill Climb on Callahan Koon Road, Sept. 25. The race will be for antique cars, pre-1935. And the board set 2 p.m. on May 9 as Memorial Day at the Spindale City Cemetery and also decided to apply for additional FEMA grants from the Assistance to Firefighters. Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@thedigitalcourier.com.

Parents: Texts did not lead to teen’s suicide KERNERSVILLE — The parents of a North Carolina teen who hanged herself after receiving hurtful text messages from classmates say she suffered from depression and the circumstances of her suicide are not similar to other cases of high schoolers bullied by their peers. Ashley Rogers had been hospitalized for suicidal thoughts in the years before she hanged herself in her bedroom closet, her parents said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from their Kernersville home.

Text messages their 15-year-old daughter received from boys at her school in the days leading up to her death Wednesday were mean, but Todd and Christine Rogers said they don’t think they drove her to suicide. “We truly believe it was unintentional because of other depression issues that she’s had,” said Christine Rogers, the girl’s mother. “We feel like it was a cry for help and she was only out of our sight for 10 minutes and we were just a little too late.” The parents did not want to reveal the contents of the messages. They

did not know the boys who sent them, but said they were part of Ashley’s circle of friends. “The night they occurred I said I was going to school the next day to make a complaint, and she asked me not to because she feared retaliation,” said Christine Rogers, a nurse. She said when she spoke with officials at Glenn High School, where Ashley was a sophomore, they told her the texts were sent outside school hours and would have to be reported to police.

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Singing program: Sunday, May 2, 5 p.m.; New Bethel AME Zion Church, Forest City; on program — Changed of Inman, S.C.; Gensis of Green Creek; Reverence of Woodruff, S.C.; and the Golden Trumpets of Forest City; program sponsored by the Golden Trumpets.

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autopsy revealed that he had been shot. Bristol’s car, a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer, had been burned. Raschke, who was 19 at the time of the killing, was arrested on Nov. 3, 2007, so he was credited with 898 days of pretrial incarceration. Raschke was recommended for DART, psychological treatment and vocational rehabilitation while in prison.

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Police: Boxer Valero kills himself in jail CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former boxing champion Edwin Valero, who had a spectacular career with 27 straight knockouts and flouted a tattoo of President Hugo Chavez on his chest, hanged himself in his jail cell Monday after being arrested for stabbing his wife to death, police said. The former lightweight champion used the sweat pants he was wearing to hang himself from a bar in the cell, said his lawyer, Milda Mora. Valero, 28, had problems with alcohol and cocaine addiction and struggled with depression. He had previously been suspected of assaulting his wife and was charged last month with harassing her and threatening personnel at a hospital where she was treated for injuries. Valero’s 24-year-old wife, Jennifer Carolina Viera, was found dead in a hotel room on Sunday, and police said the fighter emerged telling hotel security he had killed her. Valero was found hanging in his cell early Monday by another inmate, who alerted authorities in the police lockup in north-central Carabobo state, Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores told reporters. He said Valero still showed signs of life when they took him down, but they were unable to save him.

Goodell: Steelers’ QB violated NFL policy PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger zipped passes to his wide receivers, exchanged jokes with teammates and smiled throughout his first workout since the Pittsburgh Steelers missed out on the playoffs. Business as usual for one of the NFL’s most-accomplished quarterbacks? Hardly. At the same time Roethlisberger was practicing for the first time this spring, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was telling a radio audience Monday that the quarterback violated the NFL’s personalconduct policy with his “pattern of behavior” and “bad judgments.” Roethlisberger was accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old college student in a Georgia nightclub last month, although he will not face criminal charges.

Local Sports

Thomas Jefferson’s Wendy Harmon (9) and Dominique Capaldo (4) battle for the ball against the Avery defender, Monday, during the soccer game at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.

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TJCA’s unbeaten streak ended By KEVIN CARVER Daily Courier Sports Reporter

AVONDALE — Round one between two of the top 1A teams in the state and conference foes went the way of Avery in girl’s soccer with a 1-0 decision over Thomas Jefferson Monday. Avery, ranked No. 1 in the state, and Thomas Jefferson, ranked No. 6, carried undefeated marks into the contest. The Lady Vikings’ Mary Chesnut Smith scored the lone goal of the match in the 66th minute on a direct kick to snap the Lady Gyrphons 10-game win streak in front of a packed house in Avondale. “We didn’t create the chances we had in previous games this season, but it was a great effort on the girls’ part and you can tell by their faces that this is not the result we were looking for,” TJCA girls soccer Brian Espinoza said. “This is a good loss for us, maybe it’s a loss for reason, but they must be doing something right, look at all the people here.” Thomas Jefferson (10-1, 6-1) seemed nervous and played on their heels for most of the first half as the more experienced Avery (12-0, 8-0) squad settled quicker. However, the Lady Gryphons bend, but don’t break defense worked well in the first half and beyond that. Avery took 12 first half shots to six for Thomas

Jefferson. Avery put seven of those shots on goal to just three for the home team, but defense ruled the day for both clubs. In the first half, Thomas Jefferson’s trio, Lynsie Stevens, keeper, Murphy D’oyen and Victoria Bennett played strong. D’oyen came up with catch saves on four different occasions after first half fouls that gave Avery four free kicks. The last was the most critical after the ball sailed over the outstretched hands of D’oyen, bounced off the right post and hit her back in the hands for a save in the 28th minute. She also blocked a low shot from in front in the 37th minute to keep Avery scoreless at the half. D’oyen had 7 saves in the first half and 10 on the afternoon. Stevens also cleared away a handful of would-be opportunities in the first half, but it was the play of Bennett that proved the biggest factor. Bennett was a defensive machine, kicking out, heading out and clearing anything in her rampaging path during the first half of play. Bennett’s best play happened in the 16th minute on a deep throw-in for Avery near goal. Bennett busted through box from out of nowhere to head the ball downfield in a tense moment for fans in the early going. In the second half, season Please see TJCA, Page 8

BASEBALL Chase at R-S Central 7 p.m. East Rutherford at Patton 7 p.m. TJCA at Avery 4:30 SOFTBALL Chase at R-S Central 4 p.m. East Rutherford at Patton 4 p.m. MEN’S TENNIS Freedom at R-S Central 4 p.m.

Jeff Gordon (24) and other drivers wreck during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Samsung Mobile 500 auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday,

On TV 2:30 p.m. (FSS) UEFA Champions League Soccer Semifinals: Inter Milan vs. Barcelona. 7 p.m. (FSS) MLB Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds. From Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. (TNT) NBA Basketball FirstRound Playoff: Teams TBA. (WGN-A) MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at New York Mets. From Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. (Live) 9:30 p.m. (TNT) NBA Basketball First-Round Playoff: Teams TBA.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Courtney Flack (14) traps the ball with her knee to retain possession during the game against Avery, Monday.

Associated Press

Hamlin gets another Monday victory FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Monday, Monday for hobbling Denny Hamlin. Three weeks after winning another rain-postponed race, and since having surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, Hamlin gingerly climbed out of his car in Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday. “I’m still not 100 percent by any

means right now,” Hamlin said. “I feel like I’m 60 at best.” That was still good enough to win at Texas. Hamlin led the final 12 laps, the only time he was up front after starting the 334-lap race 29th. The final shootout came after a spectacular nine-car wreck took out polesitter Tony Stewart and dominating Jeff

Gordon, and Hamlin held off points leader Jimmie Johnson at the end for his 10th career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Two days after his Monday victory at Martinsville, Hamlin had the surgery on the knee he injured playing basketball in January.

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Sports

Mets beat Cubs

Scoreboard BASEBALL National League

East Division W L Pct 8 4 .667 8 5 .615 7 5 .583 7 6 .542 5 8 .333 Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 8 4 .667 Pittsburgh 7 5 .583 Chicago 5 8 .417 Milwaukee 5 7 .417 Cincinnati 5 8 .385 Houston 3 9 .250 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 8 4 .667 Los Angeles 6 6 .500 San Diego 6 6 .500 Colorado 6 7 .482 Arizona 5 7 .417

Philadelphia Florida Atlanta Washington New York

GB —  1/2 1  2  4  GB —  1  3 1/2  3  3 1/2 5  GB —  2  2  3  3 

Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 3 Atlanta 4, Colorado 3 Florida 2, Philadelphia 0 Milwaukee 11, Washington 7 Houston 3, Chicago Cubs 2, 10 innings San Diego 5, Arizona 3 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1 St. Louis 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Monday’s Games Washington 5, Colorado 2 N.Y. Mets 6, ,Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis at Arizona, late San Francisco at San Diego, late Tuesday’s Games Colorado (De La Rosa 1-1) at Washington (Olsen 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Bush 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 1-1) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 2-0), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-0) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-0) at Atlanta (Hanson 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Volstad 1-1) at Houston (Myers 0-1), 8:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 0-1) at Arizona (Haren 1-1), 9:40 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 1-0) at San Diego (Latos 0-1), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games San Francisco at San Diego, 6:35 p.m. Colorado at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Florida at Houston, 8:05 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. American League

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East Division W L Pct 10 3 .769 9 3 .750 8 6 .538 4 9 .308 2 11 .154 Central Division W L Pct 9 4 .692 7 5 .583 6 6 .500 5 8 .385 4 9 .308 West Division W L Pct 9 5 .643 6 7 .462 6 7 .462 5 7 .417

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Sunday’s Games Cleveland 7, Chicago White Sox 4 N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 2 L.A. Angels 3, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 7, Boston 1 Kansas City 10, Minnesota 5 Baltimore 8, Oakland 3 Detroit 4, Seattle 2 Monday’s Games Tampa Bay 8, Boston 2 Toronto 8, Kansas City 1 Detroit at L.A. Angels, late Baltimore at Seattle, late Tuesday’s Games Kansas City (Davies 1-0) at Toronto (Eveland 2-0), 7:07 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 2-0) at Boston (Wakefield 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-1) at Minnesota (Slowey 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 2-0) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 1-0) at L.A. Angels (Kazmir 0-1), 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 0-2) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 1-0), 10:05 p.m. Baltimore (D.Hernandez 0-2) at Seattle (J.Vargas 1-1), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Kansas City at Toronto, 12:37 p.m. Texas at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Saturday, April 17 Cleveland 96, Chicago 83, Cleveland leads series 1-0 Atlanta 102, Milwaukee 92, Atlanta leads series 1-0

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FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Wednesday, April 14 Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1 Phoenix 3, Detroit 2 Colorado 2, San Jose 1 Thursday, April 15 Buffalo 2, Boston 1, Buffalo Montreal 3, Washington 2, OT Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Friday, April 16 Pittsburgh 2, Ottawa 1 New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 3 Nashville 4, Chicago 1 Detroit 7, Phoenix 4 San Jose 6, Colorado 5, OT Saturday, April 17 Boston 5, Buffalo 3 Washington 6, Montreal 5, OT Los Angeles 3, Vancouver 2, OT, series tied 1-1 Sunday, April 18 Phoenix 4, Detroit 2, Phoenix leads series 2-1 Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 2, OT, Phildelphia leads series 2-1 Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh leads series 2-1 Chicago 2, Nashville 0, series tied 1-1 Colorado 1, San Jose 0, OT, Colorado leads series 2-1 Monday, April 19 Washington 5 Montreal 1, Washington leads series 2-1 Boston 2, Buffalo 1, Boston leads series 2-1 Vancouver at Los Angeles, late Tuesday, April 20 Phoenix at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 9 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 Washington at Montreal, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Thursday, April 22 Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 23 Montreal at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 24 Nashville at Chicago, 3 p.m. x-Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7 p.m. x-San Jose at Colorado, TBD Sunday, April 25 x-Phoenix at Detroit, 2 p.m. x-New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD x-Vancouver at Los Angeles, TBD Monday, April 26 x-Washington at Montreal, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Colorado at San Jose, TBD x-Chicago at Nashville, TBD Tuesday, April 27 x-Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. x-Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. x-Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD x-Detroit at Phoenix, TBD Wednesday, April 28 x-Montreal at Washington, TBD x-Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m. x-Nashville at Chicago, TBD

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Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 140.753 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 7 minutes, 53 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.688 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 24 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Logano 1-28; T.Raines 29; K.Busch 30-67; J.Logano 68; M.Wallace 69; K.Busch 70-132; C.Edwards 133-135; K.Harvick 136-138; M.Annett 139-140; K.Busch 141-168; J.Logano 169; J.Leffler 170-173; J.Logano 174176; K.Busch 177-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Busch, 4 times for 153 laps; J.Logano, 4 times for 33 laps; J.Leffler, 1 time for 4 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 3 laps; C.Edwards, 1 time for 3 laps; M.Annett, 1 time for 2 laps; T.Raines, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Wallace, 1 time for 1 lap.

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(Start position in parentheses) 1. (29) Denny Hamlin, Toyota 2. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet 3. (7) Kyle Busch, Toyota 4. (11) Kurt Busch, Dodge 5. (5) Kasey Kahne, Ford 6. (30) Mark Martin, Chevrolet 7. (19) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet 8. (9) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet 9. (14) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota 10. (3) Greg Biffle, Ford 11. (10) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet 12. (6) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet 13. (17) AJ Allmendinger, Ford 14. (37) Brad Keselowski, Dodge 15. (13) David Ragan, Ford 16. (23) Scott Speed, Toyota 17. (32) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota 18. (39) Elliott Sadler, Ford 19. (2) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge 20. (28) Matt Kenseth, Ford. 21. (26) Regan Smith, Chevrolet 22. (27) Max Papis, Toyota, 23. (41) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet 24. (35) Travis Kvapil, Ford 25. (36) Bill Elliott, Ford 26. (38) Robby Gordon, Toyota 27. (40) Kevin Conway, Ford 28. (18) Joey Logano, Toyota 29. (31) David Gilliland, Ford 30. (15) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet 31. (12) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet 32. (1) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet 33. (20) Carl Edwards, Ford 34. (21) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet 35. (25) Paul Menard, Ford 36. (8) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet 37. (16) David Reutimann, Toyota 38. (42) Brian Vickers, Toyota 39. (43) Reed Sorenson, Toyota 40. (22) Joe Nemechek, Toyota 41. (33) Michael McDowell, Toyota 42. (34) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet 43. (24) Dave Blaney, Toyota Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 146.230 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 25 minutes, 34 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.152 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 32 laps. Lead Changes: 29 among 12 drivers. Lap Leaders: T.Stewart 1-15; G.Biffle 16-28; M.McDowell 29; T.Stewart 30-47; J.Johnson 48-75; D.Earnhardt Jr. 76-79; T.Stewart 80-101; T.Kvapil 102; D.Earnhardt Jr. 103-116; J.McMurray 117126; D.Earnhardt Jr. 127-136; J.Gordon 137-165; J.Montoya 166-167; D.Earnhardt Jr. 168-181; J.Gordon 182-204; J.Johnson 205-209; J.Gordon 210-218; D.Earnhardt Jr. 219-220; J.Johnson 221-225; J.Gordon 226-233; D.Earnhardt Jr. 234; T.Stewart 235-252; J.Gordon 253-285; T.Stewart 286; Ku.Busch 287-288; J.Johnson 289; J.Gordon 290-311; D.Earnhardt Jr. 312; J.Burton 313-322; D.Hamlin 323-334. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Gordon, 6 times for 124 laps; T.Stewart, 5 times for 74 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 7 times for 46 laps; J.Johnson, 4 times for 39 laps; G.Biffle, 1 time for 13 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 12 laps; J.Burton, 1 time for 10 laps; J.McMurray, 1 time for 10 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Montoya, 1 time for 2 laps; T.Kvapil, 1 time for 1 lap; M.McDowell, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Johnson, 1,248; 2. M.Kenseth, 1,140; 3. G.Biffle, 1,120; 4. K.Harvick, 1,107; 5. J.Gordon, 1,028; 6. Ky.Busch, 1,020; 7. D.Earnhardt Jr., 1,013; 8. J.Burton, 1,005; 9. Ku.Busch, 999; 10. M.Martin, 994; 11. D.Hamlin, 973; 12. J.Logano, 941.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning for New York’s first extra-base hit since Friday and top prospect Ike Davis had an RBI single in his debut for the Mets as they beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 Monday night. New York’s Jonathon Niese and Chicago’s Randy Wells each allowed a run.

Rays 8, Red Sox 2 BOSTON (AP) — B.J. Upton capped a five-run third inning with a three-run homer, and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with an 8-2 win victory Monday in the annual Patriots Day game. Jeff Niemann (1-0) pitched seven sharp innings to help Tampa Bay win its seventh straight, all on the road, and match the club’s best winning streak away from Tropicana Field in one season.

Blue Jays 8, Royals 1 TORONTO (AP) — Jose Bautista hit two home runs, Brandon Morrow pitched seven innings and Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak. Travis Snider also homered to help the Blue Jays win for the 18th time in 22 home games against Kansas City.

Duke’s Singler will come back next year DURHAM (AP) — Duke’s Kyle Singler, the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, announced Monday night that he will return to school for his senior season. Singler said in a statement released by the school that he was looking forward to one more year in college. “I love being here at Duke and am excited about next year,” Singler said. “I had two great options in front of me, but I did not want to miss out on all of the great things to come in a senior season.” Singler averaged 17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds while leading Duke to a 35-5 record and the school’s fourth national championship. He had 17 games with 20 or more points while posting seven double-doubles.

Central tracksters show well at Invitational meet CULLOWHEE — R-S Central’s boys and girls posted a strong showing at the Catamount Invitational on the campus of Western Carolina University, Saturday. Out of 21 teams that competed, the Hilltopper boys took home 9th overall and the girls ran to 5th. The top performer of the meet from R-S Central came from Keshawn Hamilton by setting the school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.14 seconds. He finished third. Hamilton also took part in assisting to set the school record in the 4x100 Relay with a time of 45.21. Devante Austin, Todd Lynch and Dominique Petty as well did their part to break the old mark. On the ladies side of things, Central’s Lori Townsend finished second in the 100-meter hurdles. The foursome of Lece Watkins, Tish Hall, Susan Richardson and Shay Lewis zoomed to a time of 53.73 seconds to win the 4x100 Relay.

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leading Lady Gryphons goal scorer, Anna Dedmon, who had just two looks at the goal following steals during the first half, picked it up a little after the intermission. Dedmon put up four of the 10 Thomas Jefferson second half shots, but all were saved, deflected away or wide of the post. Avery only had six second-half attempts at goal. In the final minute, a direct kick by Thomas Jefferson’s Leah Lineberry allowed Wendy Harmon a chance, but the slow, ground-skidding shot was corralled by Avery’s keeper, Mercedes Bentley. Ryanne Corder and Courtney Flack also had looks for Thomas Jefferson in the final period, but Avery’s defense held on to get the win. “The game goes in rhythm and there is no doubt that we had the second half momentum,” Espinoza said. “But we would rather suffer a loss now than in the playoffs.” During the win streak, Thomas Jefferson posted 51 goals to 7 and won its past five games by an average of 7 goals.


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Cheruiyot sets new Boston Marathon mark Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson (33) gets an arm to the head from Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace during the opening game of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday in Orlando, Fla. No foul was called on the play. Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Let him be known from Copley Square to Kenya as “Robert the Younger” — the second man named Robert K. Cheruiyot to win the Boston Marathon and the first person ever to run the legendary course in under 2 hours, 6 minutes. Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot won the 114th Boston race Monday, finishing in 2:05:52 to shatter by 82 seconds the course record set by unrelated fourtime winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot. American Ryan Hall, who finished third last year, missed another spot on the podium by 2 seconds, but his time of 2:08:41 was the fastest ever for U.S. runner in Boston. “Today was a breakthrough day,” said Hall, who was 6 seconds faster than Bob Kempainen around his knee. He walked was in 1994. “Guys are with a slight limp but expects to paving new territory, start in Game 2. and that’s good for us, “It’s real sore,” Jackson said. too.” “It’s way sorer than it was yesTeyba Erkesso of terday. But hopefully come Ethiopia took the Robert Cheruiyot, of Wednesday, the little swelling it women’s title in 2:26:11, Kenya, left, leads Deriba has will go down.” Merga, of Ethiopia, right, sprinting to the tape in Newton, Mass., during Or as Bobcats coach Larry to win by 3 seconds in Brown put it, “I think if the MRI the event’s third-closest the 114th running of the said he had an ACL (tear), he’d women’s finish. Russia’s Boston Marathon Monday. play anyway.” Tatyana Pushkareva Now if only the entire team smiled and waved at the would play so fearless. TV cameras as she closed what had been a 90-secCharlotte’s second-half scrappi- ond gap, but she could not quite catch Erkesso on ness at least provided them with Boylston Street. some confidence that the series Cheruiyot, 21, surpassed the time of 2:07:14 set in might not be so lopsided. The 2006 by his namesake, who is 10 years older. The pushing and pulling on Howard younger Cheruiyot, who owns a farm back home, kept the All-Star center ground- earned a bonus of $25,000 for the course record on ed offensively, holding him to top of the $150,000 — and a golden olive wreath five points and seven rebounds. from the city of Marathon, Greece — that goes the While Orlando’s center was men’s and women’s winners. frustrated offensively and played “I am going to buy some cows,” Cheruiyot said. only 27 minutes because of foul The Cheruiyots are not the first namesakes to trouble, his defense was enough win in Boston. of a force for Brown to call him When John J. Kelley won in 1957, he was desthe “most valuable player” of the tined to be confused with 1935 and ’45 champion game afterward. John A. Kelley, a beloved patriarch of the Boston Marathon who continued to run the race each year The Bobcats’ approach is simuntil 1992, when he was 84. When he could no ple: drive at Howard even harder longer complete the distance, “Johnny the Elder” in Game 2, and live with the would serenade the competitors at the starting results. line with “Young at Heart”; a statue of him in his “We’re going to keep going at younger and older days greets the runners at the him, and we’re going to keep base of Heartbreak Hill in Newton. attacking,” Wallace said. “If he Cheruiyot finished 91 seconds ahead of Ethiopian ends up with 20 blocks, he ends Tekeste Kebede to give Kenya its 18th men’s victory up with 20 blocks. He’s going to in 20 years. Defending champion Deriba Merga have to work for his 20 blocks. was third, followed by Hall and fellow Californian “We don’t have anybody on this Meb Keflezighi, the reigning New York City team that’s afraid to attack the Marathon winner; no U.S. man has won the race basket.” since Greg Meyer in 1983.

Wallace: Bobcats can’t let Magic’s Howard be the ‘bully

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gerald Wallace spoke with a bit of feistiness and flavor Monday, fed up with the notion his Charlotte Bobcats might be intimidated by Dwight Howard’s presence in the paint. So this time Wallace sent an ever-so small shot back. “We’re not going to just let him think he’s the bully or that he’s a factor up under the basket,” Wallace said, “because he’s not.” Say this about the Bobcats: They still have some fight. Their offensive efficiency was a tale of two halves in their Game 1 loss to the Orlando Magic on Sunday. Charlotte turned into a perimeter shooting team when Howard swatted eight shots in the first — nine for the game — and was pushed out of the paint. The Bobcats went down by 22 points, and sputtered until the reigning defensive player of the year hit foul trouble in the third quarter. To have any chance to even the best-of-seven series when it resumes Wednesday in Orlando, they know they have to score more around the rim. Even if that means on Howard. “He’s a shot blocker, and we’re a team that attacks the rim,” Wallace said. “You put those two together, and somebody has to win.” Score the first round for Orlando. But the Bobcats believe they have more than a puncher’s chance.

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The Easter weekend break provided some recovery time, but he was back in the car to run the entire race last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. He completed 376 laps at the mile track, finishing two laps back and bypassing a chance to get out of the cockpit during an extended stop for repairs on the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Hamlin was still hurting in Texas, the soreness irritated by the cool and wet weather that persisted during throughout the weekend. “I did this for September. I knew that if I did it now, come Chase time, if I’m

Their attacking style in the second half nearly led them to an upset of the second-seeded and defending Eastern Conference champion Magic. Charlotte closed the gap to five points in the final minutes, driving to the basket with more pop that forced Howard into foul trouble. “That’s why he had a lot of blocks, because we were taking it in there,” Bobcats point guard Raymond Felton said. “We can’t be intimated that he’s going to block our shots. We got him in foul trouble. He had nine blocks, but he also almost fouled out.” Monday also offered the Bobcats hope they could make a series turnaround. The nervousness players said they had in the franchise’s firstever playoff game was washed away, and playful joking and trick shots were back after practice. Felton, for instance, said the “chills” he felt before Game 1 were gone. Confidence that they were close started to take shape. “To know that you’re able to win this series, I think we got a chance. I like our chances. Granted, they’re a great team. But so are we,” Felton said. Perhaps the best news of the day for Charlotte came with an MRI on Stephen Jackson’s hyperextended left knee that showed a small bone bruise but no structural damage. The Bobcats swingman sat out practice and had an ice wrap

lucky enough to be in one of those top 12 positions, it was going to make me more prepared to make a run for the championship at that time,” Hamlin said. “A win like today obviously makes you feel a little bit better. Gives you a little bit of confidence from here on out. “ Hamlin, 11th in points after two wins in three races, said he is “still a good month away from getting back where I was.” On the first lap after a restart with 18 laps left — following yellow-flag stops when Stewart was among the drivers who took only two tires and Gordon took four — they ended up three-wide with Gordon in the middle and Johnson on the inside coming out of Turn 4. Stewart got loose in the

pack and there was contact with Gordon, who had three-time Texas winner Carl Edwards coming up behind and trying to follow him. Then things spun out of control along the frontstretch, though Johnson escaped that wreck unscathed. “Definitely my fault,” Stewart said, taking the blame for the accident. When Gordon got out of his mangled No. 24 Chevrolet, he walked directly to Stewart, who was only halfway out of the car, still sitting on the door frame. Stewart put his hand on Gordon’s shoulder and they then walked away toward the pits talking to each other and trying to figure out what happened. “Every second, every position counts on those restarts

with that few of laps to go. I saw Tony backing up and then he got loose. I was trying not to get in to him. ... I got clipped in the right rear and turned me in the wall,” Gordon said. “Gosh, what a race car we had. That is what I am bummed out the most about.” Gordon had led six times for a race-high 124 laps and was trying to get back to the front when the accident happened. He wound up 31st, one spot ahead of Stewart, who led 74 laps. Once the track was cleaned up and the red flag was withdrawn after nearly 21 minutes, Jeff Burton was on the inside and Hamlin on the outside when the race restarted. Burton, who took only two tires on the same stop as

Stewart, didn’t have enough left to challenge and slipped all the way to finish 11th. Johnson sustained damage on the front left bumper when he got loose with 94 laps left and was hit by teammate Gordon, who is listed as the owner of the No. 48 car. “It’s going to happen in racing. Doesn’t matter if it’s teammates or not,” Johnson said. That got Johnson out of sequence on pit stops when he had to make a stop to fix a flat tire, but the late cautions got him back in order and he got his fifth top-three finish of the season. He finished only 0.152 seconds behind Hamlin. Johnson increased his points lead over Matt Kenseth from 36 to 108.

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North Carolina Forecast Elizabeth City 67/50

Durham 71/49

Winston-Salem 67/48

Associated Press

Ruffin Poole, right, a longtime aide to former Gov. Mike Easley, his wife Kathryn leave the federal court in Raleigh on Monday.

Former Easley aide pleads to tax evasion

Greenville 73/50

Greensboro 68/48

RALEIGH (AP) — An ex-aide to former North Carolina Gov. Mike Raleigh Easley pleaded guilty Monday to one 71/50 count of federal income tax evasion Forest City for failing to report a $30,000 investKinston Charlotte 67/49 ment return on a coastal subdivision Fayetteville 73/49 68/51 that government attorneys argue he 74/51 Shown is today’s weather. received thanks to a Wilmington Temperatures are today’s highs Wilmington developer’s favor. and tonight’s lows. 72/52 U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle accepted the plea agreement of Across Our Nation Today’s National Map Ruffin Poole, 38, just two weeks before his trial on 57 corruptionToday Wednesday related counts was set to begin. L City Hi/Lo Wx Hi/Lo Wx Poole had pleaded not guilty earlier 70s 50s 60s Atlanta . . . . . . . . .67/47 t 72/49 s 50s this month but changed his mind 70s Baltimore . . . . . . .67/47 s 65/48 mc H L Monday. There was no reason given. Chicago . . . . . . . .58/47 s 53/41 pc Poole, 38, acknowledged in open 60s Detroit . . . . . . . . .64/45 s 65/39 mc 70s 60s L Indianapolis . . . .64/42 s 67/46 t court he didn’t put the proceeds Los Angeles . . . .66/50 ra 64/50 t from his 30 percent return on Miami . . . . . . . . . .80/67 mc 81/68 pc 70s 80s the Cannonsgate development in New York . . . . . . .67/52 s 67/47 pc 80s Beaufort County on his 2005 tax Philadelphia . . . .66/46 s 67/49 mc Sacramento . . . . .62/45 sh 60/45 sh return. San Francisco . . .58/48 ra 59/47 sh At the same time he made the Seattle . . . . . . . . .58/43 sh 60/45 pc money during the coastal land Tampa . . . . . . . . .80/63 mc 79/60 mc L H boom five years ago, Poole helped Washington, DC .68/46 s 65/48 sh grease the wheels for the permitting for Cannonsgate, which was being financed by Lanny Wilson, a politically ally of Easley’s, a government attorney said. “Without the permits, you’re not going to develop the property,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis Duffy told Boyle, adding that Poole’s influence “would at least get the perRALEIGH (AP) — The man mit to the top of the pile.” accused of killing a University of The plea means Poole faces up to North Carolina student body presifive years in prison, a $250,000 fine dent found shot to death in the midand three years of supervised probadle of a street two years ago pleaded tion, but a sentencing hearing wasn’t guilty Monday to federal crimes, set. Poole, once a special assistant avoiding the death penalty. and general counsel to Easley, agreed Demario Atwater, 23, pleaded to testify and submit to questioning guilty to several charges, including by federal investigators who have carjacking resulting in death and spent the past year looking closely at kidnapping. Prosecutors agreed to activities surrounding Easley and his drop their plan to pursue the death associates. penalty and Atwater agreed to a life Easley, a Democrat who left office sentence. after two terms in January, 2009, Eve Carson, 22, of Athens, Ga., was hasn’t been charged with a crime. found shot to death in the middle of Easley and his wife purchased a a Chapel Hill street in March 2008. lot at Cannonsgate in late 2005 She had been shot five times, includand received a $137,000 discount, ing once in the head with a 12-gauge according to documents. An attorshotgun. ney for Easley didn’t immediately “While we deplore the evil and negrespond to a request for comment. ligence that led to Eve’s death, we Wilson, who also hasn’t been agree with the U.S. attorney’s decicharged, was prepared to testify for Associated Press sion to accept the plea agreement,” the government at Poole’s trial, Duffy Carson’s parents said in a statement In a 2008 file photo, Demario Atwater said. arrives in Wake County court in Raleigh. released by prosecutors Monday. Poole’s plea, the first conviction Atwater pleaded guilty Monday to sevAtwater is scheduled to be senfrom the probe, is “an important step eral charges, including carjacking resulttenced Sept. 23, and he still faces a forward in a very complex, continuing in the 2008 death of University of murder charge in state court along ing investigation,” George Holding, with Laurence Lovette, who was the U.S. attorney for eastern North first dating to a February 2005 cononly 17 at the time of the killing and Carolina, told reporters outside the viction on a pair of felony charges. is ineligible for the death penalty. Lovette does not face federal charges. When Atwater later told officials he was living in Durham, Wake County Authorities believe Atwater and probation officers didn’t transfer his Lovette kidnapped Carson from outside her Chapel Hill home just before case there for more than two years. GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Attorney Anna Mills Wagoner 4 a.m., stole her sport utility vehicle retired Roman Catholic priest has said Monday that the plea avoids the and took her to several ATMs, evenuncertainty and pain of a drawn-out been charged with first-degree sex tually withdrawing $1,400. offense and crime against nature Carson’s killing shocked the univer- trial and endless appeals. “A life sentence in the federal crimi- after allegations were made that he sity community in Chapel Hill, outsexually assaulted a boy from his raged state lawmakers and highlight- nal justice system means just that: Kingsport parish more than 30 years life without the possibility of parole ed problems within North Carolina’s ago. or early release,” Wagoner said. probation and parole system. The charges against the Rev. Bill Federal executions are rare. Only A state investigation found that Casey were included in a warrant three people, including Oklahoma Atwater was never placed under City bomber Timothy McVeigh, have filed in McDowell County, N.C. Capt. intensive probation — which can been put to death by the federal gov- Victor Hollifield said there are other include mandatory curfews, weekly ernment since it resumed executions charges pending as well. contact and warrantless searches — Authorities there began investigatdespite two court orders to do so, the in 2001 after a 38-year hiatus. ing Casey last fall after an Indiana Asheville 62/45

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Man avoids death penalty with plea in murder case

Terry Sanford Federal Bulding in Raleigh. “I trust that Mr. Poole’s cooperation is going to be valuable and I can promise that we will use the information, we’ll follow the evidence to wherever this investigation leads.” Poole, who left with his wife, Kathryn, and attorney Joe Zeszotarski, declined to comment after the hearing. Poole was indicted in January on charges including tax evasion, bribery and money laundering. Duffy said Wilson, who only had been identified in the indictment as the “Wilmington financier,” would have been prepared to testify he paid for trips for Poole to Costa Rica and New Orleans to curry favor with Easley’s office. Poole, who had been a 20-yearold assistant sergeant-at-arms in Legislature in 1992, had rocketed to the top of state government within 10 years, helping make decisions on scores of plum political appointments, Duffy told Boyle. “His rise, at this point, is absolutely stunning,” Duffy said. According to the indictment, Poole told Wilson in March 2005 he wanted to invest in Cannonsgate to make up for $17,000 in losses during the 2000 dot-com bust. Poole attempted to hide the $100,000 investment he made in the Cannonsgate financing by getting a check drawn from a family business instead of taking the money from $138,000 in his personal bank account, Duffy said. “The defendant went to great lengths to conceal this investment,” Duffy told the judge. Boyle quizzed Duffy for several minutes about the methods by which developers Gary and Randy Allen, along with Wilson sought to turn Cannonsgate into a quick moneymaker as people bought up coastal lots in the middle of the previous decade. Today, nearly all the sold lots sit empty as the land boom went bust at the start of the recession. Duffy said there’s been no evidence to suggest regulators within the state Department of Environment of Natural Resources performed illegal activities to approve permits for Cannonsgate. Wilson, a former member of the state Board of Transportation, also raised campaign money for Easley and current Gov. Beverly Perdue. Wilson resigned from the board the day Poole was indicted.

Retired priest faces abuse charges

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man said he was molested by the priest in Tennessee and North Carolina during the late 1970s. Bishop Richard Stika banned Casey from serving as a priest after Casey acknowledged the credibility of the abuse allegations last week. Stika said there may be other victims. The Greeneville Sun reported that Casey was detained Monday morning in Greene County on a fugitive from justice warrant. Sheriff’s department officials said he was being held without bond, and court officials said he had agreed to be extradited.

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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 — 11

Business/finance

THE MARKET IN REVIEW

STOCK EXCHANGE HIGHLIGHTS

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NYSE

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7,596.56 +11.94

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Chg CornellCos 24.50 +6.03 ConE pfC 100.55+16.75 BiP GCrb 26.26 +3.00 StratABK37 2.36 +.26 CAI Intl 13.01 +1.04 FstMarblhd 3.25 +.24 AmbacF pfZ17.20 +1.19 MBIA 9.53 +.66 Citigrp 4.88 +.32 Borders 2.93 +.19

%Chg +32.6 +20.0 +12.9 +12.4 +8.7 +8.0 +7.4 +7.4 +7.0 +6.9

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Chg W Holding 5.49 -1.26 DoralFncl 5.43 -.91 McMoRn 13.19 -2.17 McMo pfM 98.51-12.49 SunriseSen 4.54 -.47 IFM Inv n 5.74 -.54 MauiLnd h 5.50 -.49 VaalcoE 5.63 -.48 StuLnCp 31.59 -2.62 GMX Rs 8.73 -.69

%Chg -18.7 -14.4 -14.1 -11.3 -9.4 -8.6 -8.2 -7.9 -7.7 -7.3

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg Citigrp 17157607 4.88 +.32 BkofAm 3494306 18.39 -.02 SPDR Fncl 2467124 16.52 +.16 S&P500ETF2002573119.81 +.45 AmbacF h 1443249 1.94 +.18 DirFBear rs1429462 11.84 -.34 FordM 933894 13.60 +.18 iShEMkts 879916 42.29 -.17 GenElec 769512 18.94 -.03 iShR2K 768369 71.11 -.35 Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

DIARY

1,334 1,728 129 3,191 101 12 6,551,261,025

AMEX

1,936.96 +1.20

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last MtnPDia g 2.35 ContMatls 16.50 ParkNatl 70.06 NIVS IntT 3.63 IEC Elec n 5.43 SearchMed 4.46 CaracoP 6.77 EstnLtCap 2.97 SunLink 2.87 NovaBayP 2.46

Chg %Chg +.23 +10.9 +1.50 +10.0 +5.21 +8.0 +.21 +6.1 +.29 +5.6 +.21 +4.9 +.31 +4.8 +.13 +4.6 +.12 +4.4 +.10 +4.2

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last B&HO 4.10 RexahnPh 2.47 Sifco 14.45 CheniereEn 4.50 BovieMed 5.32 ChNEPet n 8.08 MexcoEn 8.80 EagleCGr 6.56 VirnetX 5.15 PyramidOil 6.37

Chg %Chg -.81 -16.4 -.37 -13.0 -1.54 -9.6 -.47 -9.5 -.43 -7.5 -.63 -7.2 -.65 -6.9 -.47 -6.7 -.32 -5.9 -.34 -5.1

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg RexahnPh 53785 2.47 -.37 BootsCoots 37275 2.95 +.01 GoldStr g 33320 3.92 ... NwGold g 32739 5.14 -.01 NA Pall g 31380 5.18 -.05 ParaG&S 26431 1.60 +.06 Taseko 25467 5.89 -.10 KodiakO g 24359 3.60 -.06 NthgtM g 23178 3.00 -.01 VantageDrl 23135 1.63 -.09 DIARY

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

222 274 39 535 14 1 135,947,337

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DAILY DOW JONES

NASDAQ

Dow Jones industrials Close: 11,092.05 Change: 73.39 (0.7%)

2,480.11 -1.15

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last PranaBio 2.41 Radcom 5.88 AcuraPh 7.90 Fst M&F 3.97 MolecInP h 2.61 KonaGrill 4.80 ValueLine 24.90 Webzen 3.47 CadencePh10.45 OpnwvSy 2.69

Chg +1.06 +1.60 +2.04 +.71 +.35 +.64 +3.17 +.44 +1.26 +.29

%Chg +78.5 +37.4 +34.8 +21.8 +15.5 +15.4 +14.6 +14.5 +13.7 +12.1

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last EmmisC pf 18.64 PrvtMed rs 2.25 Encorm rs 4.67 CmtyFinl 4.00 ChGerui wt 2.09 TricoMar 2.50 Palm Inc 4.92 FrontFn rs 2.54 ChinaRE n 8.30 MonroeBc 6.84

Chg -4.76 -.40 -.79 -.62 -.30 -.35 -.67 -.34 -1.10 -.88

%Chg -20.3 -15.1 -14.5 -13.4 -12.6 -12.3 -12.0 -11.8 -11.7 -11.4

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE)

Name Vol (00) PwShs QQQ894594 Intel 704598 Microsoft 634641 Cisco 433969 Palm Inc 388938 SiriusXM h 342407 HuntBnk 326520 Popular 317333 Nvidia 266626 Oracle 264700

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

Last Chg 49.50 -.03 24.00 +.08 31.04 +.37 27.07 +.09 4.92 -.67 1.08 ... 5.49 -.07 3.78 -.02 16.98 -.08 26.19 +.24

DIARY

1,020 1,673 119 2,812 116 14 2,115,892,909

11,160 11,000

52-Week High Low

10 DAYS

11,154.55 4,758.19 408.57 7,743.74 1,984.72 2,517.82 1,213.92 833.93 12,743.55 725.13

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11,200 10,800 10,400

7,791.95 2,883.88 324.39 5,177.30 1,336.87 1,598.93 826.83 517.03 8,441.04 448.93

STOCK MARKET INDEXES Name

Dow Industrials 11,092.05 Dow Transportation 4,608.59 Dow Utilities 379.79 NYSE Composite 7,596.56 Amex Market Value 1,936.96 Nasdaq Composite 2,480.11 S&P 500 1,197.52 S&P MidCap 818.08 Wilshire 5000 12,551.71 Russell 2000 711.40

Net Chg

YTD %Chg %Chg

+73.39 -37.16 +.33 +11.94 +1.20 -1.15 +5.39 -2.54 +34.12 -3.22

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+6.37 +12.41 -4.58 +5.73 +6.14 +9.30 +7.39 +12.58 +8.69 +13.75

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+41.4 +57.5 +15.6 +45.5 +42.8 +54.2 +43.8 +57.2 +47.7 +57.2

MUTUAL FUNDS

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Total Assets Obj ($Mlns) NAV

Total Return/Rank Pct Min I 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load In

CI 125,962 LG 67,825 LB 63,652 LG 58,318 IH 58,013 WS 55,947 LB 50,594 MA 50,104 LB 49,629 LB 47,376 LV 42,708 FB 40,410 LV 39,096 FV 38,943 WS 33,256 CI 32,107 LB 31,990 FG 31,331 CA 30,818 MA 30,432 LB 30,325 LB 29,886 MA 29,486 LG 29,164 CI 27,231 FB 27,194 MB 26,567 LB 26,416 LV 16,648 LB 10,075 LB 4,428 GS 1,503 LV 1,253 SR 469 LG 192

+0.8 +15.2/C +2.7 +37.0/D +3.7 +43.0/B +2.9 +38.6/C +1.2 +28.8/C +1.8 +39.0/D +3.4 +40.6/B +2.0 +34.9/B +2.7 +36.1/D +3.4 +40.8/B +3.3 +49.1/A +1.7 +41.3/C +2.4 +35.2/D +2.2 +54.0/A +2.0 +42.7/C +0.8 +15.0/C +2.8 +39.6/C +2.3 +39.8/D +2.0 +40.5/A +1.7 +29.5/C +3.7 +43.2/A +3.4 +40.8/B +2.0 +31.8/C +3.9 +47.2/A +0.5 +17.1/B +2.4 +45.8/A +3.7 +50.0/B +3.4 +40.8/B +4.6 +45.6/A +2.0 +45.2/A +3.1 +39.2/C +0.3 +3.6/B +2.0 +31.5/E +1.6 +61.7/C +4.2 +41.0/B

11.09 28.96 29.79 61.52 48.38 34.41 110.39 16.00 27.24 109.66 104.58 38.78 25.98 33.30 26.51 11.09 34.64 28.47 2.12 17.05 29.80 110.40 30.16 75.10 12.01 14.80 35.62 109.67 23.04 32.34 38.36 10.38 3.12 15.37 16.27

+7.4/A +5.0/B +3.6/B +6.4/A +4.5/C +6.7/A +2.8/C +4.2/B +3.5/B +2.9/C +1.6/D +8.3/A +2.1/C +6.6/A +7.4/A +7.1/A +6.0/A +4.3/D +5.3/A +3.7/C +3.7/B +2.9/C +6.1/A +7.9/A +3.0/E +6.2/B +6.2/A +3.0/C +3.3/B +5.8/A +3.4/B +4.8/A +0.2/E +3.6/C +3.5/C

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

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

Business Notes Hankinson will return to KCH

FOREST CITY — Kyle Hankinson, a native of Rutherford County, was recently named Distinguished Honor Graduate from the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. With the completion of flight training and nearly three years of active duty training behind him, Kyle will be returning to the Carolinas as a part-time aviator for the S.C. National Guard and as a full-time employee of KCH Services, where he will serve as vice president. KCH Services is a local manufacturing company founded more than 30 years ago by Kenneth Hankinson Hankinson. Hankinson is a 1997 graduate of R-S Central High School and a 2001 graduate of N.C. State University with a degree in business. He completed basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., and was an honor graduate. He completed warrant officer candidate school at Fort Rucker, Ala., and was an honor graduate. Hankinson completed initial entry rotary wing training and advanced helicopter training at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker and graduated top of his class. He is a rated aviator/pilot in the AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter and completed helicopter over-water survival training, a course where air crew members are trained to egress a sinking aircraft after a water ditching emergency in day or night conditions. Hankinson completed survival, evasion, resistance and escape training.

Edward Jones to hold Coffee Club

FOREST CITY — George Allen, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, will be hosting a coffee club on every fourth Thursday at 7 a.m. at Village Coffee, 247 Oak St., Forest City. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals – from college savings to retirement – and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.

Associated Press

In this April 5 photo, a construction worker is seen at a home under construction in Sacramento, Calif. A gauge of future economic activity jumped 1.4 percent in March, the fastest pace of growth in 10 months.

Leading Indicators up strongly NEW YORK (AP) — A gauge of future economic activity jumped 1.4 percent in March, the fastest pace of growth in 10 months. The rise in the Conference Board’s index of leading economic indictors suggests economic growth is likely to continue for the next three to six months. Economists polled by Thomson Reuters had expected the index to grow 0.9 percent last month. The report says the leading indicators’ growth was 0.4 percent in February and 0.6 percent in January, up from previous estimates of 0.1 percent and 0.3 percent. “The indicators point to a slow recovery that should continue over the next few months,” Ken Goldstein, an economist at the Conference Board, said. The gauge is made up of data on housing, jobs, manufacturing

and financial markets, most of which has already been released. Seven of the 10 indicators increased in March, led by a big difference between overnight and 10-year interest rates, known as the interest rate spread, and a pickup in average weekly hours worked in the manufacturing sector. A widening gap between shortand long-term interest rates is often a positive signal. It can mean investors expect economic activity to pick up. Building permits for homes and rising stock prices also propped up the index. A decrease in consumer expectations, the money supply and manufacturers’ new orders for capital goods weighed it down. Some of the bounce was due to a rebound from the harsh winter that suppressed activity in the housing market and at factories

in the Northeast, said economist Josh Shapiro at research firm MFR Inc. But the stronger reading also reflects recent data about the economy, said Jennifer Lee, an economist at BMO Capital Markets. Consumer spending at shops, employment figures and corporate spending on technology have all improved. The economy added 162,000 jobs in March, the biggest gain in three years, according to the government. “A year ago, I don’t think anyone would have seen such a nice recovery in the U.S. economy,” Lee said. Last week, BMO raised its estimate for 2010 gross domestic product to 3.3 percent growth, up from 3.1 percent, because of stronger consumer spending, manufacturing and hiring.

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ELLENBORO — Aldermen on Tuesday endorsed allowing Foothills Connect Business & Technology Center to locate a transmitter on the town water tower to provide Internet access to area residents. Foothills is seeking to provide access in remote areas that are presently only served by dial-up access. The board also approved final work in connection with the water line grant, and passed a water shortage response plan. In other matters at the meeting: n The board is awaiting additional contract proposals in the search for a town auditor, so no action was taken Tuesday. n In public comments, one resident spoke about the need to find things for older children in the town to do; another asked for a skateboard area.

The board said the town could not afford the insurance for a skateboard area. n Mark Teague of J.M. Teague Engineering offered his services to the town in regard to traffic control issues, if needed. n Pat Rhyne was chosen as the town’s representative to the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission. n Board members talked about using the Town Hall basement for storage, but took no action on the matter. n The board agreed to check on prices to have bulletproof glass installed in the clerk’s office at Town Hall. n The board agreed to pave and fix potholes on Morningside Drive after water line work there.

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The Rutherford County Honor Guard presented the colors during opening ceremonies for the 2010 Rutherford County Senior Games on Friday. Hoisting the flags were Joel Hoyle, U.S. Air Force; Horace Mode, U.S. Navy; Arnold Brown, U.S. Marines; Steve Wallace, U.S. Army. The Senior games will last until May 14 and this year’s competitions have 35 new first-time participants.

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Potter Cindy Streib is a member of the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild. Her works are featured in the Visual Arts Center during April and May.

Potter’s work featured at RCVAG gallery now RUTHERFORDTON — Cindy Streib is “Artist of the Month” at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center in Rutherfordton. A resident of Rutherford County for 10 years, Streib began making pottery five years ago. “It seemed like a fun thing to try,” she says. “Most of my life, I have been driven to make “something”; hoping it may be considered artful. My work is wheel thrown and hand built. Many of the pieces are one of a kind and are made of stoneware. Some pieces are functional, some fantasy, some fanciful, some a little funky. I work out of my home and glaze fire at the Good Earth Studio. I owe most of my knowledge of pottery to Kiowa Cilone and John King.” She has now shown her pottery at numerous regional shows as well as in the Visual Arts Center. She is committed to her craft and shares this philosophy: “My philosophy for creativity: First, you must try; second, don’t give up.” She is also candid about the perils of getting involved with pottery. “If you have an addictive personality, don’t try pottery. If you hate getting dirty, don’t try pottery. If you are a fanatic about your housework, don’t try pottery. I couldn’t quit making pots if I wanted to, and my husband (Jim) doesn’t mind that I’m muddy almost every-

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RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue’s spending proposal for next year likely will contain aggressive efforts to improve North Carolina’s public education and mental health systems as well as spending cuts of around $1 billion to help pay for them, legislative budgetwriters said Monday. Perdue, who is scheduled Tuesday to propose adjustments to the $19.6 billion budget already approved last summer and set to begin July 1, also wants changes to the personal care services program that has struggled with Medicaid overspending, according to a lawmaker who got a preview last week from Perdue and her staff. “She’s got an ambitious program,” said Rep. Mickey Michaux, D-Durham, senior co-chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

“We’ve got to see how ambition works out.” Michaux and a Senate budget-writer interviewed Monday declined to discuss specifics about the health or education initiatives. The Democratic governor hasn’t provided many hints publicly about what she wants lawmakers to approve during this year’s session save for a $17 million small business assistance package and ethics reforms. But Perdue has said her spending plan would include efforts to expand her “Ready Set Go!” program designed to ensure every child must graduate from high school with the skills to succeed in a career or attend a community college, university or technical training. Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson confirmed last week the budget pro-

posal would have money to pay for hand-held devices teachers can use to make real-time diagnostic assessments of students to ensure they don’t fall behind their classmates. Each device costs about $300, Pearson said. Perdue said in January she would shift money away from outdated or unnecessary state programs to find additional cash. “The bulk of the budget will be about trimming state government (and) finding ways to make state government leaner,” Pearson said Monday. Perdue also said in March she wanted to repay North Carolina state workers their lost wages for taking away 0.5 percent of their salaries last year to close a budget shortfall, at a cost of $65 million. Pearson declined to com-

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RALEIGH(AP) — The suspect in the death of a North Carolina school board member has made his first appearance in court. Jason Keith Williford appeared briefly in a Wake County courtroom on Monday. The court appointed two lawyers to prepare his defense. The 30-year-old Raleigh man is charged with first-degree rape and murder in the death of 62-year-old Kathy Taft.

Officer shoots, kills man

DURHAM (AP) — A North Carolina police officer has shot and killed a man during a confrontation. The Durham Police Department said in a news release that Saturday’s shooting came as officers responded to a caller who said he had overdosed and was making suicide threats. Officers were confronted by a man when they arrived at the location of the call. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Herald-Sun of Durham reported Sunday that this is the third offi-

Perdue’s budget office and the legislative fiscal office agree for now the state will receive $788 million less than expected for the new year’s budget. Lawmakers say that means they may have to find up to $1.2 billion in spending cuts, additional revenues or both when they reconvene May 12. With lawmakers considering an additional 5 percent in cuts and Perdue’s administration budget reductions of up to 7 percent, there’s little fat remaining in state government, said Sen. A.B. Swindell, D-Nash, one of the chief Senate budget-writers. Spending cuts last year caused several hundred state employees to lose their jobs and more than 5,000 teacher and educator positions in local school districts to be eliminated, according to state data.

Man’s donated kidney found to be cancerous

Jason Keith Williford makes his first appearance in a Raleigh courtroom, on Monday. Williford, 30, is charged with first-degree rape and murder in the death of 62-year-old Kathy Taft. Taft, who was from Greenville, died three days after being found badly beaten at the home of a friend.

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ment late Monday on whether Perdue would propose any pay raises for state employees or teachers, or whether new taxes or fees would be in the budget. Rep. Pryor Gibson, D-Anson, co-chairman of the House Finance Committee, said he foresaw no major tax increases in part because he’s not aware of Perdue floating the idea with lawmakers. Michaux said Perdue’s adjusted second-year budget would cut about $1 billion — a reflection of another round of fiscal challenges faced by the governor and fellow Democrats who control the House and Senate. The fiscal numbers aren’t as bad as last year, when Democrats said they closed a budget gap of $4.6 billion with spending cuts, federal stimulus money and $1 billion in new taxes.

cer-involved shooting in the small city, tTwo of those shootings were fatal.

Wildfires erupt in WNC ASHEVILLE (AP) — North Carolina firefighters are battling several wildfires in western North Carolina as dry windy weather fuels the flames. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reported that firefighters with the state Division of Forest Resources battled nine blazes on the weekend.

RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina man got a kidney transplant in hopes of better health, but then had the organ removed after doctors learned it was cancerous. Tests this week found Bob Warzel, 66, of Calabash has gone a year without developing the lymphoma that the kidney carried when it was transplanted last year at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, his wife Patricia Warzel said Friday. He learned from his surgeon two weeks after the transplant that his gift came from a donor who may have never known he had the disease, Patricia Warzel said. Bob Warzel’s transplanted kidney was removed six weeks after the transplant. Since then, Patricia Warzel said, the couple have tried fruitlessly to find out whether proper steps were followed in collecting and testing the diseased kidney. “What we wanted to know was, did everyone do their job correctly?” she told The Associated Press. “If everybody did everything correctly, it’s understandable and we could live with that.” She said they could not get answers from Duke or from Carolina Donor Services, which arranges transplants in 78 North Carolina counties, without going to court. And they were unable to find attorneys to take their case without upfront payments. Officials at Duke and Carolina Donor Services declined to discuss the specifics of the case, citing a federal medical privacy law, according to The News & Observer of Raleigh, which first reported the story Friday.

Because a transplant recipient’s own kidneys aren’t removed when a new one is implanted, Bob Warzel’s own organs continue limited functioning, though he fatigues easily, his wife said. He has been able to avoid dialysis.

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Presidential visit set ASHEVILLE (AP) — Business leaders in a North Carolina mountain city say a visit from the Obama family will bring plenty of good publicity. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reported Sunday that local officials say having the leader of the free world choose your city for vacation trumps millions in advertising. The Obamas will arrive in Asheville on Friday and plan no public events. The family will spend the weekend at the Grove Park Inn.

Duke and Carolina Donor Services also declined to discuss the case with The Associated Press. Despite screening to rule out donors with diseases, including recent histories of cancer, “it’s impossible to guard against every eventuality,” Carolina Donor Services chief executive Lloyd H. Jordan Jr. told the newspaper. Warzel’s organ donor had a slowgrowing lymphoma that could well have caused no symptoms, said Dr. John P. Leonard, an oncology professor and lymphoma expert at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Unless there were elevated white blood cell counts associated with advanced disease, he said, blood tests during screening would register as normal. “These are chronic lymphomas, where patients often live for decades, sometimes without treatment, though in many cases they ultimately require treatment and sometimes can be life-threatening,” Leonard told the newspaper in an e-mail. Federal records show more than 16,000 kidney transplants are performed each year in the United States. Between 1994 and March 2009, 39 deceased kidney donors had a disease history of lymphoma or leukemia.

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Teenager’s puppy love bites Dear Abby: I’m 13, and my “first kiss” just broke up with me. My dad says it’s just puppy love, which may be true, but I have a feeling that I need to be with him. What hurts even more is he had a new girlfriend the next day. I have tried moving on, but I don’t think I want to. I want to try to get back with him, but I don’t know how. Can you help me? — Aching Heart Dear Aching Heart: If your “first kiss” broke up with you and had a new girlfriend the next day, what it shows about him is that he has a short attention span. I know you would like to get him back, but the word from here is: Don’t waste your time. While the end of a romance is painful, chalk it up to experience and a part of growing up. There is no growth without a little pain; and it only hurts for a little while. Trust me on that. Dear Abby: Would you please print this to educate your readers about something I witness every summer — parents encouraging little kids to take native wildlife. I watched a 6-year-old girl show off the two palm-sized baby turtles her dad had “given” her from the lake, and put them into a plastic container to take home. Abby, they were snapping turtles! Mom won’t be pleased when those “pets” snap a finger. Then there was the mom who

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thought it would be fun for her 7-year-old boy to play with a few frogs in their dry, dense, sundrenched backyard. Within an hour, the amphibians had escaped and, best guess is, they died and became dehydrated, sun-dried critters or dog food. Abby, not only is it illegal to take wildlife on a whim, but it’s also selfish. At a time when we’re already damaging our planet for our recreational pastimes, we need to be teaching our kids that living beings are not toys, but rather a valuable part of natural ecosystems. It’s so much more fun to observe and learn from a turtle swimming free in the lake. Please urge parents to stop being so thoughtless, or they may end up with a ticket or a missing digit. — Wildlife Preserver Dear Wildlife Preserver: Well said. Children — and too many adults — act on impulse when they pick wild plants and flowers, or decide to “adopt” little feral creatures that are destined to die when taken from their natural habitat.

Gott questions alternative approach Dear Dr. Gott: I have heard all sorts of people asking for advice on all sorts of ailments. If your readers just bought a bottle of OregaMax, a bottle of oregano oil and the book “The Cure Is in the Cupboard,” they could save a whole heck of a lot of money running to the doctor for such ailments as earaches, spider bites, flu symptoms, cold sores, allergies and so much more. If you are really looking after your readers, you will print my letter. If you don’t, I will understand that your loyalty has to be with the pharmaceutical companies. Dear Reader: You clearly haven’t read many of my columns, because I have locked horns with a number of pharmaceutical companies and the products they market. Longrange consequences of some drugs remain unknown until too late. Unsuspecting patients and physicians are then forced to deal with frightening issues. OregaMax is purported to be a unique species of wild-oregano

PUZZLE

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supplement obtained only from the Mediterranean. The leaves are collected, crushed and mixed with mountain berry, garlic and onion. Garlic and onion have been used for years to combat everyday ailments. There are countless books out there dealing with natural methods for every known ailment. Some have merit, while others don’t. I urge readers to check with their physicians or to consult with a naturopath before beginning any course of treatment. You haven’t sold me on the oregano idea, so I will opt for a good daily vitamin that just might extend my life span, keep me fit enough to prevent the common cold and keep my weight in check to boot!

IN THE STARS Your Birthday, April 20; A number of important changes could take place concerning your lifestyle. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - You should be able to discern between what is of true value and what isn’t. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Owing to powerful inner motivations within you, your probabilities for achieving success are better. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Associate with persons who appreciate a good idea when they hear one. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Lucky you, because you could profit in some manner through a source. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - A loyal friend might once again prove to be a valuable ally. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Be ambitious today and go after what you want concerning your work. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - If you treat whatever occurs philosophically today, you should be able to reverse a negative situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - If you’re able, spend some quality time with persons with whom you share strong bonds. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Someone close to you is likely to share some valuable information. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Your financial picture is brighter than it’s been in a long time. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - Although it might require a little risk-taking on your part, you are going to be given a big boost from Lady Luck concerning a financial matter of personal significance. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - The thought of being lucky might never occur to you while lots of good things are happening, but when the day is over and you’ve had time to think about it, you’ll realize just how lucky you were.


16 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 16 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, TUESDAY, April 20, 2010

Nation

Majority oppose pot legalization

Gunman kills one at hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most Americans still oppose legalizing marijuana but larger majorities believe pot has medical benefits and the government should allow its use for that purpose, according to an Associated PressCNBC poll released Tuesday. Respondents were skeptical that crime would spike if marijuana is decriminalized or that it would lead more people to harder drugs like heroin or cocaine. There also was a nearly even split on whether government spends too much or the right amount enforcing marijuana laws. Almost no one thinks too little is spent. Marijuana use — medically and recreationally — is getting more attention in the political arena. California voters will decide in November whether to legalize the drug, and South Dakota will vote this fall on whether to allow medical uses. California and 13 other states already permit such use. The balloting comes against the backdrop of the Obama administration saying it won’t target marijuana dispensaries if they comply with state laws, a departure from the policy of the Bush administration, which sought to more stringently enforce the federal ban on marijuana use for any purpose. In the poll, only 33 percent favor legalization while 55 percent oppose it. People under 30 were the only age group favoring legalization (54 percent) and opposition increased with age, topping out at 73 percent of those 65 and older. Opposition also was prevalent among women, Republicans and those in rural and suburban areas. Some opponents worried legalization would lead to reefer madness. “I think it would be chaos if it was legalized,” said Shirley Williams, a 75-year-old retired English teacher from Quincy, Ill. “People would get in trouble and use marijuana as an excuse.” Those like Jeff Boggs, 25, of Visalia, Calif., who support legalization said the dangers associated with the drug have been overstated. “People are scared about things they don’t know about,” said Boggs. Americans are more accepting of medical marijuana. Sixty percent support the idea and 74 percent believe the drug has a real medical benefit for some people. Two-thirds of Democrats favor medical marijuana as do a slim majority of Republicans, 53 percent.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman opened fire outside a hospital Monday, killing a woman and injuring two others before committing suicide, police said. Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen IV said all the victims were female and current or former employees of Parkwest Medical Center. The attack happened about 4:30 p.m. outside the hospital’s discharge area. Police are still trying to determine a motive. A police spokesman said it did not appear that any of the victims were related to the suspect or that there was any connection between them. Spokesman Darrell DeBusk also said it did not appear the suspect was ever employed at the hospital. The names of the victims and suspect weren’t released by police because the families haven’t yet been notified. Two of the victims were taken to the trauma center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. A hospital spokesman declined to give their conditions, citing federal privacy laws. Police put the hospital on lockdown as SWAT team members searched to make sure no one else involved with the attack had made it inside. “The hospital is safe and is being reopened with limitations,” Owen said.

Peoples’ views on legalizing marijuana or on allowing its use for medicinal purposes were largely uniform across different regions of the country, despite the fact that legal medical marijuana use is concentrated in the West.

Associated Press

Public safety personnel swarm the patient discharge exit of Parkwest Medical Center after a shooting Monday in Knoxville, Tenn.

Second Amendment rallies are held ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Carrying loaded pistols and unloaded rifles, dozens of gun-rights activists got as close as they could Monday to the nation’s capital while still bearing arms and delivered what they said was a simple message: Don’t tread on me. Hundreds of like-minded but unarmed counterparts carried out a separate rally in the nation’s capital. The gun-carrying protesters in Virginia rallied on national park land, which is legal thanks to a new law signed by President Barack Obama that allows guns in national parks. Organizers said it’s the first armed rally in a national park since the law passed. The District of Columbia’s strict gun laws, however, generally make it illegal to carry a handgun, so rally participants there were unarmed.

Daniel Almond, who organized the “Restore the Constitution” rally in Virginia, said he wanted to convene in a place where “we can exercise our rights.” He pointed in the direction of Washington and said, “Over there, the Constitution is being violated in that we cannot bear arms.” Among the speakers in Virginia was former Alabama Minuteman leader Mike Vanderboegh, who has been denounced in recent weeks after calling for citizens to throw bricks through the windows of local Democratic party headquarters across the country. Several such incidents occurred after Vanderboegh issued his call. Vanderboegh said the broken windows are a wake-up call that many people feel threatened by an expanding federal government. “We are done backing up. Not one

more inch,” Vanderboegh said to cheers, after telling the crowd that for too long Americans have acquiesced at the loss of liberty. In an interview, Vanderboegh said he considers armed resistance justified only “when they send people to our doors and kill us.” But he suggested that an arrest at the hand of federal government is tantamount to a death sentence and that he would fight back in such a case. Specifically, he outlined a scenario in which people who refuse to buy health insurance under the new health reform law would be subject to arrest and that such confrontations could turn violent. “If I know I’m not going to get a fair trial in federal court ... I at least have the right to an unfair gunfight,” Vanderboegh said.

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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, TUESDAY, April 20, 2010 — 17 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 208 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Wendy Campbell to Stewart Title, Trustee(s), dated the 31st day of July, 2006, and recorded in Book 911, Page 30, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on April 27, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of Rutherfordton, in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:

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ABSOLUTE RESTAURANT AUCTION Doozie Dogs Hot Dog Restaurant FRIDAY April 30th at 10AM 719 S. Broadway Forest City, NC Items to include: Tables, Chairs, Booths, Ice Machine, Walk In Cooler/Freezer, Beer Cooler, Hobart Meat Slicer, Food Chopper, Deep Fryers and Many Other Items! Most equipment is 3-4 years old. Terms: 10% BP Applies D. Meares, NCAL 5629 (800) 689-5654 MearesAuctions.com

Patient Wellness Assistant needed for a rapidly expanding natural health center in the local area. Person must have high energy, great communication skills, be motivated, wellness minded, excited, enthusiastic and agreeable to help others. The biggest compensation for this position is the personal satisfaction of helping others. Salary plus bonus and health benefits. Front Desk & Insurance or Patient Care experience a must. Opportunities in both Forest City and Shelby. Qualified and interested candidates only, fax resumes and references to 828-245-0422 Attn: Office Manager or email paradoxnc @bellsouth.net

Houses, Apts. & MH for rent. 1BR-4BR $285/mo.-$1,000/mo. FC, Ellenboro, Rfdtn, Spindale, 6 points, Shiloh & Polk Co areas

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Situate lying and being Rutherfordton Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, being the same identical property as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 836, Page 1, Rutherford County Registry, and being described according to said deed as follows: Situate lying and being in Rutherford Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being on the South side of Crestview Street in the Southern part of the Town of Rutherfordton, Rutherfordton Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being designated as Lot Number Two (2), Block "B", of Hillcrest Subdivision Number Three (3) as shown on plat of said subdivision duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, in Plat Book 6, at Page 36, and being described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning on an iron pin in the southern edge of the sidewalk of said Crestview Street, said iron pin being the common corner of Lots Numbers 1 and 2, and running thence with the common line of Lots Numbers 1 and 2, South 56 degrees 20 minutes West 140 feet to an iron pin in the outside line, said iron pin being the common corner of Lots Numbers 1 and 2; thence with said outside line South 33 degrees 40 minutes East 105 feet to an iron pin in said outside line, said iron pin being a common corner of Lots Number 2 and 3; thence with the common line of Lots Numbers 2 and 3, North 56 degrees 20 minutes East 140 feet to an iron pin in the Southern edge of said sidewalk, said iron pin being a common corner of Lots Numbers 2 and 3; thence with the Southern edge of said sidewalk North 33 degrees 40 minutes West 105 feet to the place of beginning. Together with improvements located thereon; Said property being located at: 187 Crestview Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina Subject, however, to all restrictions as set forth on the aforesaid plat or map referred to above. Being the same and identical property which was conveyed by J.M. Gilbert and wife, Margaret Gilbert, and Charles S. Andrews and wife, Margie Andrews to Earl H. Hatcher (now deceased) and wife, Louise B. Hatcher by deed dated June 28, 1958 and of record in Deed Book 233, and Page 624, Rutherford County Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). 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/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the 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, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. 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. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 6th day of April, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 141.137876

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Mobile Homes For Rent 2BR/2BA Mobile Home Central h/a, stove & refrig. $425/ mo. $300 dep. No pets 245-5703 or 286-8665 2 & 3BR SW in Harris. Water & sewer incld. $325/mo. & $350/mo. + dep. 828-748-8801 2BR/2BA on large lot in Rfdtn area $375/mo. + $300 dep. No pets. Ref’s. Call 286-4333

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Work Wanted We kill fire ants! We are local, economical and guaranteed! Call anytime 286-9056 Grass mowing in Lake Lure area. Call Jesse’s Lawn Mowing. 828-337-5027

Fax resume to 336-431-0873 Manual Woodworkers in Spindale is currently seeking an experienced maintenance technician. Applicants must have electrical, mechanical & general industry maintenance experience. Dye house experience a plus. Must know general industry OSHA regs and be all-around handyman. First shift, hourly pay & benefits. Email resume: joem@manualww.com or call Joe at 828-698-6562 McCurry-Deck Motors needs GM Technician will consider ASE Certifications. Please submit resume to pbtate88@bellsouth. net or mail to 1740 Hwy 74-A, Forest City, NC 28043 No phone calls!

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NOTICE The Rutherford County Board of Elections, pursuant to the provisions contained in G.S. 163-234(2) will begin the count of absentee ballots for the primary election at 2:00 P.M., May 4, 2010 in the elections office located at 298 Fairground Rd., Spindale, NC. Syble T. Scruggs, Chairman NOTICE FOR BIDS Sealed bids for furnishing one 2010 cab/ chassis International Workstar 7400 with a water carrying capacity of 1800 US gallons and other equipment will be accepted by the Cherry Mountain Volunteer Fire Department of Bostic, North Carolina until 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at which time they will be publicly opened and read. Bid specifications may be obtained by contacting Fire Chief Roger Hollifield at 828-245-1935. The Cherry Mountain Volunteer Fire Department reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bids or proposals should be mailed to the Cherry Mountain Volunteer Fire Department at 5841 BosticSunshine Highway, Bostic, NC 28018 or hand delivered to the Fire Chief.

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Permanent Part-Time Child Care Provider Mon.-Tues.-Wed., 9:30am-1:30pm. Requires Child Care Credentials or equivalent or min. of 6 relevant college credits in ECE courses, childcare experience, excellent driving record, drug screen, background check. Submit letter of interest & resume to: Director, PO Box 1619, Forest City, NC 28043 Drivers-Co: Now Hiring!! 70% preloaded. 80% deliveries in the South. Hazmat req. 36cpm w/3 yrs. exp. G&P Trucking. Susie 800-458-6980 x6 DRIVERS: CDL-A Teams & O/O’s. Earn Top Dollar Running Specialty Cargo for Midwest Carrier. Apply www.RandRtruck.com 866-204-8006 Owner Ops! $1.13/mi L/E; Home Most nights! Regional Runs! Mostly out/back-Greenville, SC. Hazmat required. Roger 800-922-1147 x8678 Park Technician/Park Attendant Chimney Rock State Park is hiring two seasonal positions: $7.73/$7.25 per hour. Evening and weekend work req. Call 828-625-1823 for more information Truck Service, Inc. is hiring Part-time & Casual CDL Drivers

to join our fleet of Professional Drivers. If you still have the desire and ability to travel the country but don’t have the need to work on a full-time basis, we have the opportunity for YOU!! ONLY PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS with 2 yrs. verifiable experience & clean driving record need to apply. Call

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Taking orders now, will be ready about the 2nd week of May! $12.00 per hundred 245-0248

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2005 Dodge 1500 Ram SLT Quad Cab 4x2. Laramie pkg. 27K. $15,000 Call 287-3943

Lost Beagle, female, Jack McKinney & Jonas Rd. area. Black and tan, small size. 248-1904 or 429-6132 Female German Shepherd mix Lost 4/14 from Michael Dr. in FC. Reward. Call w/any info 247-1421

Black/White Cocker Spaniel red paisley collar w/rabies tag. Lost 4/14 Harris Speedway area 828-980-8265 Black and white female Manx Cat. Lost 4/16 on Dycus Road, Ellenboro. 453-1453 or 429-6159

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD NOTICE The undersigned, having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Benny Michael Morrow, late of Rutherford County, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of July, 2010, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 20th day of April, 2010. Amanda Morrow Surratt - Administrator 312 2nd St., N.E. Conover, NC 28613 David A. Lloyd - Attorney Post Office Drawer 790 Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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18 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, TUESDAY, April 20, 2010 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 53

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD

Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Deborah A. Lukasik to John C. Warren, Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of September, 2005, and recorded in Book 862, Page 742, in 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, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 1:30 PM on April 27, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the Township of High Shoals, in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situate, lying and being in High Shoals Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being part of the land described in deed recorded in Deed Book 435, Page 731, Rutherford County Registry, NC and described according to a map and survey by Charles D. Owens, Jr., dated June 23, 1982 and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a nail in the centerline of the intersection of SR 1935 with the center of an old roadbed, which old roadbed is located North 51 degrees 50 minutes 50 seconds West 312.24 feet from a railroad spike in the intersection of SR 1935 and a gravel road; and running thence from said beginning point with the old roadbed, North 62 degrees 24 minutes 40 seconds West 175.49 feet to a nail; thence North 43 degrees 49 minutes 10 seconds West 121.89 feet to a nail, thence North 13 degrees 31 minutes 50 seconds West 95.13 feet to a nail, thence North 06 degrees 34 minutes 20 seconds East 12.78 feet to a point, which point lies South 37 degrees 30 minutes West 20.5 feet from the eastern end of a culvert; thence North 70 degrees 27 minutes 10 seconds West 800.96 feet to a point in the centerline if the old Second Broad River Bed; thence with the centerline of the old second broad river bed, South 11 degrees 31 minutes 05 seconds West 29.11 feet; thence South 12 degrees 45 minutes 25 seconds West 335.85 feet; thence leaving said river bed , South 32 degrees East 42 feet to a 20 inch poplar stump on the East bank of the river, thence South 82 degrees 00 minutes 15 seconds East (crossing an iron pin at 1020.29 feet in the line) 1083.83 feet to the beginning, containing 6.29 acres. Together with improvements located thereon; Said property being located at: 751 Walker Store Road, Ellenboro, North Carolina Being the same and identical property by Citifinancial Services, Inc. to Deborah A. Lukasik by deed dated September 29, 2005 and of record in Deed Book ____, at Page ____, Rutherford County Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). 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/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the 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, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (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. 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. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 6th day of April, 2010. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1027219

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 2009 SP 601 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THAT DEED OF TRUST RECORDED IN BOOK 930, AT PAGE 844 ON DECEMBER 5, 2006 JOHN J. SHEA, JR. AMY SHEA TO: KIRK W. ROBINSON AND STEPHEN C. WILKIE, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE NOTICE OF SALE, FORECLOSURE Attention: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE TRUSTEE UNDER THE ABOVE REFERENCED DEED OF TRUST HAS INITIATED FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS. PURSUANT TO: THE PROCEDURE SET FORTH UNDER N.C.G.S. § 45-21; THE POWER OF SALE CONTAINED IN THE HEREIN REFERENCED DEED OF TRUST; AND THAT ORDER ALLOWING FORECLOSURE ISSUED BY THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THE ACTING TRUSTEE WILL SELL THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN. (1) The particular real estate security interest being foreclosed is a Deed of Trust to Kirk W. Robinson ("Original Trustee") in favor of Mountain 1st Bank & Trust ("Lender" / "Beneficiary") dated December 5, 2006, recorded on December 5, 2006 in Rutherford County Register of Deeds Trust Book 930, at Page 844, securing an original principal amount of $340,000.00. A particular description of the real property foreclosed is included in the herein referenced Deed of Trust, including any fixtures and personal property affixed thereto, less and excepting any portions thereof released prior to the date of this Notice, and including any additional property pledged of record subsequent to the filing of the original Deed of Trust referenced herein. The record owner of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than Ten (10) days prior to this Notice is: John J. Shea, Jr., Amy Shea. (2) The Sale referenced herein will be conducted at the main entrance (or such other customary location) of the RUTHERFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE in Rutherfordton, NC on April 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm. (3) The property being sold hereunder is known as 2123 Buffalo Shoals Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746 and specifically described as: Tract One: Being all of Lot #18 of the Morlan Subdivision as shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book 14 at Page 83 and Page 84, Rutherford County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Tract Two: Being a 1/6th interest in that certain Well Lot #2 as shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book 24 at Page 72, Rutherford County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. (4) The property will be sold by the Acting Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to make a CASH deposit with the Trustee at the time of the bid in an amount equal to Five percent (5%) of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100s dollars ($750.00) which ever shall be greater. The sale will be subject to upset bids for ten (10) days following the sale as required under N.C.G.S. § 45-21.27. Following the expiration of the upset bid period the remaining balance of the bid will be immediately due in cash. Any high bidder who shall fail to tender the balance due upon the bid upon demand following the expiration of the Upset Bid period shall be personally liable on such bid in accordance with the terms set forth in N.C.G.S. § 45-20.30. (5) All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of the sale, subject to any and all outstanding taxes, liens, assessments and other encumbrances which hold a superior priority position to the instrument foreclosed herein. The property being sold is all that property identified in the above referenced Deed of Trust, and specifically described in "Exhibit A." Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property sold. The highest bidder shall assume all risk of loss, deterioration and other casualty after the date of sale. All bidders are advised to retain independent counsel to examine the title for the subject property. The property may be withdrawn from sale at any time prior to delivery of a Deed to the highest bidder. (6) In the event that the Acting Trustee shall be unable to convey title to the property for any reason, or if the sale is successfully contested for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser shall be the return of any deposit paid (without any accrued interest). (7) IN the event that the property being sold hereunder is a residential real property with less than 15 rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser 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 the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for the rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ISSUED April 6, 2010. s/ Stephen C. Wilkie Stephen C. Wilkie, Acting Trustee 285 East Allen Street Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 273-9191

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