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Biden honors fallen heroes at Arlington
Armed forces representatives (left to right) Larry Green, Marines; Jerry Jones, Army; Larry Lawling, Navy; and Joel Hoyle, Air Force salute a memorial wreath laid at the Forest City World War I monument during a memorial day ceremony Monday.
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FOREST CITY — With a flag at half staff behind them, veterans paused to remember fallen heroes Monday as part of the Forest City Memorial Day Ceremony in town square. “Today is not about hamburgers and going to the beach,” said Chuck Brooks, a U.S. Navy veteran representing American Legion Post 74. “It is a day to remember those we have lost. American Legion Post 74 was chartered in 1922, making it the oldest veterans organization in Rutherford County. This World War I monument was put here by our post — the Willis Towery chapter. Mr. Towery was killed in November 12, 1918, at the age of 26. It was just a few days before the armistice was declared.” The ceremony was the first one of its kind in downtown Forest City. “We want to do this every year,” said town planner Danielle Whithrow. “And I want to thank all of our veterans organizations for their help in preparing for this cer-
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Lawing beats cancer odds, still fighting By SCOTT BAUGHMAN
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FOREST CITY — Mike Lawing has survived cancer for 12 years, outliving his doctor’s prediction by seven years, and he has no intention of giving up now. “I’m a survivor of kidney cancer,” Lawing said. “It’s one of the many cancers for which there is no cure, and until recently, there were few treatment options. I have been blessed in my ability to live this long after my diagnosis considering the size of the tumor when it was found.” On June 18, Lawing will be an emcee at the North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Program Survivorship Summit in Charlotte. There, he and other survivors and caregivers will meet to talk about life with and after the disease. Lawing’s first encounter with the disease came in November, 1997. “Kidney cancer is one of those cancers where you don’t exactly feel right, but you Please see Lawing, Page 6
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Area farmers are eligible for CRP program
THE LETTERMEN PERFORM
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The Lettermen (above l-r) Mark Preston, Tony Butala and Donovan Pea, sang to a large crowd of fans Saturday night at the Foundation at Isothermal Community College. The group, organized nearly 50 years ago by Tony Butala, still perform 100 to 150 concerts each year. Fan Susan Keever (left) is flanked by the trio, during the concert. The Lettermen spent time during one of their songs having their photographs made with fans. They also walked through the audience several times. Jean Gordon/Daily Courier
FOREST CITY — Rutherford County landowners who are willing to sell or lease Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres to new farmers can receive additional federal payments with the Transition Incentives Program (TIP). The program was created by Congress in the 2008 farm bill in a bid to help new and sociallydisadvantaged farmers (black, Hispanic, others) get over one of the biggest hurdles they face – finding affordable land. Signup for the new program, which began May 17, at county Farm Service Agency offices, works this way: Owners of land that has been idled under CRP can get two extra years of CRP payments from the USDA if they agree to sell or lease the acreage under a long-term contract to a new or minority farmer. Contracts on 196.1 acres of CRP land in Rutherford County expire this year and on another 840.5 acres in the following two years. The transition incentive is available retroactively for qualifying deals that took place since the farm bill was enacted in June 2008. Nationwide, there are about 15 million acres under CRP contracts that expire through 2012. Statewide, there are about 10,774 acres that expire in 2012. If all program requirements are met, TIP provides annual rental payments to the retiring farmer for up to two additional years after the date of the expiration of the CRP contract, provided the transition is not to a family member. To learn more about program, producers interested in applying and participating in TIP should visit their USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office or www. fsa.usda.gov. To be eligible, TIP requires that the retired or retiring farmer or rancher: n Have land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) that is in the last year of the contract. n Agree to allow the beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher make conservation and land improvements. n Agree to sell, or have a contract to sell, or agree to long-term lease (a minimum of 5 years) the land under CRP contract to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher by Oct. 1 of the year the CRP contract expires. Additional information is available at county FSA offices or on line at:www.fsas.usda.gov
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Duke affiliation benefits Rutherford Hospital
RUTHERFORDTON — As part of Rutherford Hospital’s recent affiliation with the Duke Oncology Network, two members of the Duke Oncology Network visited the hospital to engage local providers about various treatment options. Dr. Linda Sutton, medical director of the Duke Oncology Network, met with physicians during the Tumor Board meeting where current cancer cases are reviewed and treatment options are discussed. The exchange of ideas was focused on the treatment of breast cancer, of which Dr. Sutton is considered to be a specialist. Medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, internists and oncology nurses attended. Medical Oncologist Matt Rees said, “I have been very pleased with the hospital’s affiliation with the Duke Oncology Network. It provides me direct contact to physician’s from Duke and the educational opportunities have been excellent.” Dr. Marty Polovich, associate director of clinical practice with Duke Oncology Network, conducted sessions on “Metabolic Emergencies in Cancer Patients” attended by nurses and physicians. The Duke affiliation provides educational opportunities for physicians and nurses, as well as quality focused programs that feature visits from Duke physicians. Duke has a long history of partnering with community hospitals in advancing best canContributed photo cer practices, providing access to clinical expertise Dr. Linda Sutton, Duke Oncology Network (left to right) with Matt Rees, M.D., Scott Roberts, M.D., and Dave and helping patients receive comprehensive cancer Bixler, CEO of Rutherford Hospital, during a recent visit at Rutherford Hospital. care close to home.
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Participants in Spindale Drugs wellness program were Holly Bailey (left to right) Paige Kahill, Felicia Hipp, Maxine Miller, and Ruby Guffey.
Wellness program scores a hit By JESSICA OSBORNE Daily Courier Correspondent
SPINDALE — Losing weight can be challenging at times but employees at Spindale Drug proved that group efforts make the process easier. Mimicking the popular TV show “Biggest Loser” the staff at Spindale Drug decided to try it out. 16 weeks later participants lost 300 pounds.
Spindale Drug owners Bill and Lesley Koonce and Pharmacist Kathy McDonald tried in the past to encourage their staff to eat healthy and had even joined Weight Watchers.
A couple of people who worked at the drug store also started a walking program during their lunch breaks. “We wanted the pharmacist and technician who started going on these walks to spearhead the program,” said McDonald. ople_1.833inx3in Approximately 30 people participated in the “Biggest Loser”
program divided into three groups. “Getting everybody working together was a big motivation,” said McDonald. The program started in January and was underway a couple of weeks when insurance agent Felicia Hipp of Blanton Flack Insurance in Forest City offered a health and wellness program called Health Track Wellness to assist the Biggest Loser program. She participated as the health and wellness coach for the groups. The program spanned over a 16 week period and drawings were held once a month for everyone to win prizes. Everyone who participated weighed-in at the beginning and end of the program along with their weekly weigh-ins. The program ended a couple of weeks ago and the group had lost 300 pounds. Ruby Guffey lost 52 pounds and plans to lose more. Page 1 of 1 The Biggest Loser winners were based on percentages of
what they weighed compared to what they lost to decide who would win the weight loss competition. Paige Kahill lost the most weight — percentage wise — relative to her starting weight. She came in first place in the competition. Crystal Blair came in second place and Guffey came in third place. “Since we were all together a lot, it was a lot easier to lose RUTHERFORDTON — The Rutherford County weight as a group, ” said pharHistorical Society book club and history discusmacist and co/starter, Holly sion group will host a study of the life and political Bailey. career of Andrew Jackson on Tuesday, June 1, at 7 Each person put in $1 for each p.m. at St. John’s Historic Church. The discussion will include reviews of two recent week they weighed in. Overall biographies of Jackson, American Lion: Andrew they raised approximately $450 Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meachan and Spindale Drug matched (2007), and Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times, the total amount raised to split by H.W. Brands (2006). between the top winners. For more information call 447-1474, or by email email@example.com. First place person got 70% and second place winner received 30 C & ! percent of the money that was A •C •F • C S A raised. •H C •T •F C Winners also received days off First Call For Help from work as a prize to winning 668 Withrow Rd., Forest City, NC Linking People with Services the competition.
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RUTHERFORDTON — If a new ordinance is passed Wednesday night in Rutherfordton, there will new rules for domestic animals in various places in Crestview Park. Town Council will review the ordinance when it meets at 5:30 p.m. at town hall. The ordinance drafted by the town attorney would prohibit dogs in the area of the picnic shelters and in some other areas. Also Wednesday, Council will receive a request for a permanent street closure for a portion of Woodland circle. In new business matters, council will receive a request from SWEEP to help fund the implementation of Phase II, putting trash bins at R-S Middle School. Council will receive a request from Rutherfordton Little League to waive the rental fee for the picnic shelter. Council will also receive a recommendation from the Recreation Trust Fund and will accept a Rural Center grant for planning for sewer rates. Council is expected to pass a resolution on behalf of a downtown business for a Rural Center Building Reuse grant. Appointments and re-appointments will be made to the town committees and boards. Council will also recognize the volunteers of the month, hear from the Rutherfordton Garden Club president, Cheryl Maszkeiwicz and also recognize town employee, Rupert Waters.
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Our Views Our reach often exceeds grasp
s oil continues to spew from a broken well in the Gulf of Mexico, we watch with sadness and note another case where man’s reach exceeded his grasp. What we have seen is one more example of where some of the best minds and the best technology can only do half the job. We can go out and drill oil wells 5,000 feet below the ocean surface. What we cannot do, it appears, is fix those wells if something goes horribly wrong. Unfortunately, we have seen this kind of problem repeatedly. We have a long history of leaping forward without fully assessing the potential risks associated with those leaps. Everything goes fine until those risks catch up with us. When it comes to public safety and health, one would expect corporations to be fully prepared to deal with catastrophic failures. Sadly, that is not always the case. As we are learning from this oil spill and as we have seen in other situations before, sometimes there is no Plan B.
Our readers’ views Thanks community for help with project To the editor: On May 13, the Forest City Youth Council and the GardnerWebb University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee teamed up to collect shoes for Samaritan’s Feet, an organization dedicated to providing shoes to impoverished people around the world. Because of the generosity of the people of Rutherford County, we collected 500 pairs of shoes in just a few hours. We were truly amazed by the number of people who dropped off shoes to us in downtown Forest City. Prior to the shoe drive on May 13, Gardner-Webb SAAC had collected nearly 600 pairs of shoes and monetary donations for Samaritan’s Feet throughout the spring semester. Thanks to your compassion, over 1,100 people around the world will now receive their first pair of shoes. As members of the Forest City Youth Council and the GWU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, we truly appreciate your support and help in reaching our goals for Samaritan’s Feet. Mary Beth Hamrick, GWU Steve Holland, Forest City
Says Obama handling of spill disappointing To the editor: I am sitting here and watching President Obama give his speech at the Gulf Coast where oil is still gushing from a pipe at the sea floor, and I’m offended. Yesterday, I saw where he used his daughter as a shield to deflect the criticism flying his way, and I
was likewise offended. To call this Obama’s Katrina is a very fair criticism of the man and his administration. His utter lack of connection during this disaster is not only disheartening, but downright offensive. There is really no other word I can think of. People’s livelihoods are being destroyed. Marine life is being affected in ways we can’t even measure yet. This spill has already eclipsed the scope of Exxon Valdez, and the fact is that 21 years later the oil is still poisoning the Alaskan beaches that were affected by that spill. Philippe Cousteau, Jr. stated during an interview yesterday that if you go to that site and put a shovel in the ground, you still come up with oil in your first shovel full of sand. Now we’re facing a spill that eclipses that one, and all I hear are talking points and political deflections. I don’t know how many people saw the footage of Louisianan Rep. Charlie Melancon’s testimony where he could barely hold his composure, nearly breaking down as he plead for action for his state, but it was utterly heartbreaking to watch. He’s become the human face of this tragedy with his very real and raw appeal to those with the power to do the right thing here. It’s time to stop talking and start fixing. It’s time for the Obama administration to step up to the plate and start working to fix this instead of simply telling cute anecdotes about his daughter asking him if he fixed the hole yet. This isn’t cute. It’s serious. It’s time to hold all those responsible, fully accountable for this disaster. That includes government oversight officials who failed to enforce the many safety laws that BP was blatantly
breaking. It’s time to lift the cap of liability for oil companies who ruin the environment and the lives of those who depend on that environment for their income. They can cause billions of dollars in damage, but only have to pay a total of $75 million in restitution and/or recovery costs. That’s wrong. If I burn down my neighbors house, is he limited in the amount he can collect from me just because I can’t really pay for all the damage I did when I struck that match? Heck no. My wages would be attached for a lifetime until full restitution is paid. It’s time to hold these companies fully accountable and for the President to quit pretending to care when his actions paint a very different story. Overall, I think Obama has done a decent job since entering the White House, but for this disaster he gets one great big fail. For the sake of the entire world, I hope he realizes his failures here and makes the necessary changes soon. So far, his response has been a great disappointment. Tara Wright Forest City
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Civic virtues in public life to be celebrated, protected The recent high profile political scandals in North Carolina get under our skin, don’t they? One reason they disturb us so much is that we are proud of our state’s good government tradition. We have never been perfect. But, generally speaking, we are blessed at both the local and state level with a core of civil servants who serve with professionalism and unselfishness. It could be different, as it is in some other states where corruption and unprofessionalism are the rule rather than the exception, as it is in our state. Some people give credit to North Carolina’s good traditions in local government administration to Donald Hayman, who died a few days ago not long after his 91st birthday. Maybe you remember some things I wrote about Dr. Hayman a year or two ago when I was celebrating some
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good people that Kansas had shared with North Carolina. Back then I wrote, “Sixty years ago, a young Kansan moved to North Carolina to teach public law and government at the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill. His specialty was personnel administration, but his colleagues called on him for many other important tasks. Shortly after his arrival, his study of the financial soundness of the state and local governments’ pension systems prompted revisions that still guide retirement plans for government employees. “Within a few years, he was deeply involved in the Institute’s programs to educate, train and serve the pro-
fessional managers of North Carolina’s counties and municipalities. The modest Hayman became the godfather of thousands of North Carolina’s public servants. He quietly encouraged them to follow his example of professionalism and service. “As a result, North Carolina’s citizens are the beneficiaries of a corps of high-level public servants who can trace their professional standards to Donald Hayman’s inspiration. Although many of the men and women that Hayman trained are now retired, they have passed on his legacy to their successors.” About the time I wrote about Dr. Hayman, UNCChapel Hill’s School of Government (successor to the Institute) honored him with the MPA (Master of Public Administration) Alumni Distinguished Public Service Award and named the award for him. At the ceremony, former
students called him the “father of sound public personnel administration” and the “father of professional local government” in North Carolina. For many years Dr. Hayman also led a state government internship program for North Carolina college students. Forty-five years ago, as one of those interns I got a dose of his quiet enthusiasm for public service and his demand for unselfish professionalism. Since his death I have tried to put in a few words about how this quiet modest man left such a strong and positive impression on his students. His example was critical. Always well prepared, he was still careful to listen with real respect to what others brought to the table. I learned that he “exhorted” his MPA students to be “clear, concise, and free of ambiguity” in all their com-
munications. His students learned the skills of public administration as well as the importance of competence, tact, and non-partisanship. There is something more that is harder to describe. Dr. Hayman’s students (including those summer interns) came to understand it was a privilege to serve the public and that such service was both a heavy responsibility and its own reward. Underneath it all was the recognition that dishonesty, private gain, or betrayals of public trust were unpardonable, unspeakable sins. Dr. Hayman’s death is a good time to remember that the civic virtues his students brought to public life in North Carolina are treasures to celebrate, to renew, and to protect. Martin is the author of “Interstate Eateries,” a guide to family owned homecooking restaurants near North Carolina’s interstate highways
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Woman killed as son watches
WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Police say a man fatally attacked a woman on the side of a North Carolina road while their 6-year-old son watched. Davidson County Sheriff David Grice told multiple media outlets that 54-year-old Beresford Campbell was arrested shortly after the attack Sunday morning. Grice says 48-year-old Beverly Wiley was found lying just off the road, bleeding from several wounds. The sheriff says an off-duty police officer managed to take Campbell into custody and give first aid to Wiley. Grice says the couple had a son who was in the car when his mother was attacked, but he was not injured. It wasn’t immediately clear if Campbell had an attorney.
Three killed in WNC accident
MORGANTON (AP) — Three people have died after a driver lost control of his car, running off a mountainous North Carolina road and slamming into a tree. State troopers told The Charlotte Observer that the wreck happened about 7 p.m. Sunday on Brown Mountain Beach Road about 12 miles northwest of Morganton. Authorities say 23-year-old James Nutt of Morganton lost control of the Nissan Altima on the winding road. The vehicle went down an embankment, then went airborne for more than 40 feet before hitting the ground and striking the tree. Nutt died in the wreck along with 20-yearold Kristen Olson of Cornelius and 21-yearold Christopher Gallino of Concord. A fourth person in the car was seriously injured.
Man dies after falling 50 feet.
LINVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a Wake County man has died after he fell over the Elk River Falls in the North Carolina mountains. Avery County officials told The Asheville Citizen-Times that witnesses saw 41-year-old Andrew Shelley looking over the top of the falls before he fell 50 feet Saturday afternoon. Authorities say Shelley was in the mountains on vacation. Officials say at least a dozen people have died at waterfalls in western North Carolina since 2001.
Shooter kills worker, then self
APEX (AP) — Police say a 59-year-old woman has been shot to death inside the store where she worked and the shooter has killed himself. Apex police Capt. Ann Stephens said Guadalupe Rosas was killed Sunday at her register at the front of Super Target in the town just 15 miles west of Raleigh. Stephens said the shooter killed himself when confronted by officers. Stephens said the shooter’s name is being withheld until next of kin can be notified. She said Rosas and the shooter had had a
Obituaries romantic relationship that ended about five years ago. Investigators do not know what prompted the shooting. Stephens says about 150 customers and employees were evacuated from the store and four people suffered minor injuries as they rushed to get out.
Company sues opponents ASHEVILLE (AP) — A company that wants to locate a concrete plant in western North Carolina has sued opponents of that plant, saying the company was libeled. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reported Saturday that Blue Ridge Concrete is suing the North Buncombe Association of Concerned Citizens and its director Aaron Pohl-Zaretsky. Pohl-Zaretsky said he thinks the lawsuit was an attempt to intimidate him and others from testifying at a hearing last week on the company’s air quality permit application. The suit contends the company was libeled by the association publishing on its website an illustration showing a concrete truck crashing into a school bus. The suit also contends a statement about alleged problems at other plants owned by Blue Ridge was libelous.
4 family members die in crash ROCKY MOUNT (AP) — Four members of a South Carolina family were killed and a 90-year-old woman critically injured when their car crashed along Interstate 95 in North Carolina. The North Carolina Highway Patrol told multiple media outlets that Annie Mae Brown was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital and was in critical condition following Saturday’s crash. Investigators are unsure how 30-year-old driver Sylvester Pernell lost control of the 2004 Saturn Vue. The SUV ran off the road into a wooded median, hit two pine trees and flipped over. In addition to the driver, three passengers died. They were 28-year-old Jamal Pernell, 21-year-old Kimberley Pernell and 55-yearold Georgia Pernell. All of them were from Dillon, S.C., near the North Carolina-South Carolina state line.
Men arrested after N.J. chase HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Three North Carolina men face numerous charges following a police chase through several northern New Jersey towns that injured two officers. Bergen County police say the pursuit began around 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 95 southbound in Teaneck, when officers tried to stop the suspects’ vehicle because it had a broken tail light. But the driver refused to stop. And as the pursuit ensued, witnesses saw some plastic bags — later found to contain drugs — thrown from the suspect’s vehicle. A police cruiser was rammed during the chase, which ended when the suspects’ vehicle struck a guardrail. Two men were arrested at the scene, while the driver was caught after a foot chase.
n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 329 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.
n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 61 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.
n The Spindale Police Department responded to 51 E-911 Saturday and Sunday.
n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to 13 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.
n The Forest City Police Department responded to 126 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n An employee of Alexander Quality Plus reported an incident of larceny of motor fuel. n An employee of WalMart reported an incident of larceny. n Timothy Dwayne Holland reported an incident of larceny. n Gladys Leigh Ledford reported an incident of breaking and entering. n Chrystal Nicole Ramsuer reported an incident of breaking and entering and larceny. n Melinda Bright reported an incident of counterfeit currency. n An employee of W.F.
Wilson Septic Tank Services reported an incident of breaking and entering, damage to property and larceny.
Arrests n Cynthia Rose Doster, 20, of 142 McDaniels St., charged with resisting a public officer and consuming beer/wine underage, released on a custody bond. (RCSD) n Derrick Clel Bennett, 25, of 1003 E. Main St., charged with misdemeanor larceny, released on a $1,000 bond. (FCPD) n John Joseph Frontena, 58, of 193 Middle St., charged with assault on a female, released on a $2,500 bond. (RCSD) n Brittany Michelle Shires, 16, of 163 Spencer St., charged with misdemeanor larceny, released on a custody bond. (RCSD) n Bryant Keith Greene, 40, of 168 Lake St., charged with driving while impaired, resisting a public officer and litter, released on a $4,500 bond. (RCSD) n Larry Timothy Abrams, 36, of 1005 Duncan St., charged with assault on a female, failure to appear on a felony charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and felony probation violation, released on a $12,000 bond. (SPD) n Jacob Samuel Wortman, 19, of Sandie Drive, charged with consuming alcohol while under 21, released. (FCPD) n Ivan Dewayne Lane, 44, of Holland Street, charged with possession of drug parphernalia and released on a
written promise to appear. (FCPD) n Jasmine Blythe Phillips, 18, of Walnut Street, charged with larceny and released on a $1,000 bond. (FCPD) n Ashley Elizabeth Huckabee, 18, of East Main Street, charged with larceny, released on a $1,000 bond. (FCPD) n Alan Bradley Conner, 28, of South Broadway Street, charged with writing a worthless check. (FCPD) n Floyd Roscoe Dotson, 43, of Dillashaw Drive, charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear, released on a $1,500 bond. (FCPD)
EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 54 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to 39 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.
Fire Calls n Cliffside firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident, a vehicle fire and an industrial fire alarm. n Spindale firefighters responded to an appliance fire. n Sandy Mush firefighters responded to an industrial fire alarm. n SDO firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident and an industrial fire alarm.
Wade Conner Wade Clifton Conner, 82, of Union Mills, died Friday, May 28, 2010, at Hospice House of Rutherford County in Forest City. He was the son of the late James Conner and the late Rae Conner. He was a member of the Bill’s Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Conner; one daughter, Melanie Conner Parton; three sons, Gary Clifton Conner, Longmont, Colo., Mark Anthony Conner, Lynchburg, Va., and Paul Jeffrey Conner, Greenville, S.C.; two sisters, Athala Hemphill and Edna Gettys, both of Bostic; one brother, Robbie L. Conner; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held at McMahan’s Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Tuesday, with the Rev. Terrell Dillingham officiating. Interment will be at Bill’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake Lure. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, prior to the service at McMahans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bill’s Creek Baptist Church 1475 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure, N.C. 28746. Arrangements are being handled by McMahan’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 249 South Main St., Rutherfordton,
Vear Shade Vear Humphries Shade, 83, of 488 Harvey Logan Rd. Bostic, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Hospice House in Forest City. She was a native of Rutherford County and a retired nurse’s aid. Mrs. Shade was preceded in death by her husband Perry Shade Sr.; parents Raleigh and Rosanna Humphries, sons Daniel and Farris Shade and several siblings. She is survived by her children Perry Shade Jr. of Ellenboro, Floyd Shade of Kentucky, Evonnie Logan and Joseph Shade, both of Bostic, and Franklin Humphries of Georgia; siblings, Lillian Jackson of West Virginia, Eris Fosten of Detroit, Raleigh Humphries, Vernon Gant and Evie Shade, all of Shelby, Lexie Padgett of Charlotte and Edward Humphries of Forest City; 13 grandchildren; and 15 greatgrandchildren. Memorial services were held Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Online condolences at www. crowemortuary.com.
Sarah Menscer Sarah Jean Weaver Menscer, 80, of 3365 Hollis Road, Polkville, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at her residence. Born in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Audie Everette Weaver and Jessie Rebecca Moss Weaver. She was a homemaker and a member of Polkville Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Reggie and Mark Marshall. Survivors include three daughters, Penny Tanner of Lawndale, Rhonda Travis of Lincolnton and Paige Beaver of Polkville; a brother, Walter Weaver of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla; two sisters, Katherine Fletcher of Lincolnton and Alma Gaffney of Elkin; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Polkville Baptist Church in Polkville with the Revs. Rick Hamrick and Jerry Goodman officiating. Burial will follow in Polkville Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stamey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 639, Fallston, NC 28042 to help with funeral expenses.
Arrangements are being handled by Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston. A guest register is available at www. stameyfuneralhome.com.
Kathleen Ardito Kathleen Ann Ardito, 63, of Rutherfordton, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. She was a native of Stanford, Conn. Survivors include her mother, Catherine Adamchak of Stratford, her husband, Rich Ardito of Rutherfordton; a sister Eileen Turchan of N. Hampton, N.H.; two daughters, Melise Mountcastle of Knightdale and Lynnae Barrella of Rutherfordton; a son, Tom Ardito of Rutherfordton; three granddaughters and four grandsons. A service will be held Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. with a short memorial service immediately following at Crowe’s Funeral Home in Rutherfordton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospitality House of Charlotte, 1400 Scott Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203 or Caring Bridge.org @ Kathy’s Website.
Deaths Guy Murray KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Longtime Nebraska-Kearney baseball coach Guy Murray has died. He was 69. Murray coached the Lopers from 1972 to 2001. He retired with 614 victories and led his players to 10 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics district titles. Eleven times he was named coach of the year for the district. Jeanne Austin LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeanne Austin, the matriarch of a tennis playing family that produced four professional players, including twotime U.S. Open champion Tracy Austin, has died. She was 84. She died Tuesday of heart failure, daughter Pam Austin said Friday. From 1962-77, Jeanne Austin managed the pro shop at the Jack Kramer Club in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., where her five children learned to play tennis. Besides Tracy and Pam, sons Jeff and John played on the pro circuit, with all four playing at Wimbledon, while her other son Doug was a top college player. Jesse Hockett WARSAW, Mo. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jesse Hockett of Warsaw has died in an electrical accident in his shop. The Sedalia Democrat reports that the 26-year-old Hockett, known as “The Rocket,” died Wednesday. The American Sprint Car Series website says Hockett was preparing for Memorial Day races when the accident occurred. Between 1998 and 2009, Hockett had 125 feature wins, 298 top five finishes and 410 top 10 finishes. 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.
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Miscellaneous Foothills Harvest Storewide 1/2 off Sale: This week. The thrift store is located at 120 W Trade Street, Forest City. Youth Summer Camp Enrollment: June 5, 10 a.m .to 2 p.m. children ages 6-12; Old Dunbar Community Center on Hardin Rd. For more information contact 828429-5624. Face painting, balloons and drawings for prizes during registration. KidSenses: Discovery Garden, now open for guided tours: Wed. - Fri, 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m. Mobile Food Truck: Tuesday June 1, 10 a.m. Providence United Methodist Church, bring box or laundry basket for food. Car and bike show: The 2nd annual Gilkey Summerfest Car and Bike show will be held June 5, from 4 to 10 p.m. Beach Bingo, and a dessert bake off, homemade ice-cream and other foods. Outdoor music includes all ranges, Bluegrass, Rock, Country and more. Bands can sign up by contacting Todd Rollins at 429-5841 or 429-5657. To pre-registration for the car show, contact Dustin Roper at 289-3376, Eric Reedy at 429-7675, or Charles McClure, 864-597-9348. To reserve a vendor booth, contact Michelle Reedy at 289-3446.
Meetings/other Senior citizens club: Young at Heart Senior Club will meet Saturday, June 26, at Spindale Restaurant; meeting begins at 11 a.m.; dutch treat lunch, 11:30 a.m.; fellowship and bingo; for more information, contact Roy McKain, 245-4800.
Reunions J.C. Cowan plant reunion: June 19, at Crowe Park in Forest City. The Dogwood and Forest City shelters are reserved for the event. Fellowship and socializing, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. Both have picnic areas with playground equipment for children. Bring a covered dish and drinks to share (no alcohol). Cups, plates, napkins, utensils, ice and tea provided. For more information contact Don or Jackie Wilson at 657-5021 or via email at email@example.com.
Fundraisers Golf tournament: Sponsored by VFW Harold Hawkins Post 5204; Saturday, June 5, shotgun start 1 p.m., Dogwood Valley Golf Course, 328 Dogwood Valley Road, Forest City; captain’s choice; entry fee $40 per player; contact Jimmy Reynolds at 657-5645 to sign up; rain date June 12; all proceeds will be used to assist local veterans. Relay For Life: Tuesday, June 1, 4-10 p.m. at Chili’s in Forest City. The TJCA Beta Club Relay for Life Team will receive 10% of all the night’s profits. Must have the coupon/flyer and give it to your server in order for teams to get the 10% credit. Please call 828-657-9998, Ext. 7 or email jenniferhoyle@tjca. org. Relay For Life: Used book sale for Rutherford County Relay for Life June 1-4 and June 7-11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation general office, 186 Hudlow Rd, Forest City. Relay for Life: “Help Putt Cancer in the Hole” Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Forest City Putt-Putt; all Proceeds Go To Benefit the Relay for Life of Rutherford County. Get tickets early, shot gun starts at 9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Teams of up to 4 only $20. All welcome, all ages. Contact Paula 828-287-6348 or Robin 828-287-6176 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and/or sponsorship forms.
emony.” In addition to Brooks from American Legion Post 74, the program included speakers Peter McCann of Disabled American Veterans Post 25, Larry Green of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5204 and Donald Cudd of American Legion Post 423. “I want to thank all of our veterans for their service and thank all of you for coming out to honor the memory of our fallen,” McCann said in his remarks. “And I want to thank especially Paul Mashburn for being here
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don’t feel bad enough to think there’s anything wrong,” Lawing said. “At first we thought kidney stones. But it was a mass, completely encapsulating my right kidney. We were sitting in a packed emergency room and a doctor came and knelt beside me and told me I had cancer. This was the week before Thanksgiving.” Working as an exterminator, Lawing was close to rupturing the kidney due to crawling around on the job. Lawing said he and his wife Yvonne knew they had to prepare for a fight. “They removed my right kidney and it was the size of a basketball,” Lawing said. “After the surgery my doctor said in most cases with a kidney cancer that size you’ve got maybe five good years at the most and then you’ll start to go downhill. At the time, there wasn’t much they could do for it.” Radiation treatments and chemotherapy weren’t very good options for Lawing because of where the cancer was located. “Kidney cancer has a nasty way of spreading,” Lawing said. “You can go for years and it suddenly shows up somewhere else. The most likely places were lungs, bones and the brain.” Lawing quit his job at the exterminator business and began working at a printing company in Spartanburg, S.C. His life was getting back on track, but in 2000, cancer came back. “One night at work I felt a lump on my neck,” Lawing said. “I called the doctor and he set me up for removal of a lymph node. We found kidney cancer in the lymph node.” Lawing’s physician sent him to Dr. Richard White, a cancer specialist in Charlotte, “He told me that normally with lymph nodes, where there’s one, there
FOREST CITY — Communities In Schools has introduced its new logo, which will better promote its work as a leader in dropout prevention. “Our new logo advances a message that is consistent with our work: it takes the collaborative efforts of the entire community to ensure that we provide all of our youth with the support they need to succeed in school.” Charlotte Ware Epley, Executive Director of Communities In Schools Rutherford County, agreed, saying, the old logo was very good, but its strength has been improved with the new logo which is both exciting and inclusive. The former logo featured “champ,” a red stick figure, jumping up in the air, casting a shadow of a blue mortarboard. The new logo still has champ, but he is outlined within a multicolored schoolhouse, better capturing
is two. In October of 2000, 17 more lymph nodes were removed and all were clear,” Lawing said. “After the surgery he told me about a program that had just been approved — interluken-2 (IL-2). This is something they do to boost your immune system. You have to go into the hospital and stay a week at a time. They give you an intravenous needle and it makes you swell up. You gain about 20 pounds the first couple of days and it basically just wipes you out.” During preparation for the IL-2, scans showed several spots on Lawing’s lungs. They are still there. Also during the IL-2 clinical trial, Lawing’s doctors found a cancerous lymph node near his spine. To try and counteract, doctors decided to put Lawing on a new, low dosage IL-2 treatment. Despite his next battle with the disease looming, Lawing said he was at peace. “At the time I was going into surgery to have that kidney removed in Shelby, I had this great sense of peace come over me — as though God told me He was with me,” Lawing said. “And that peace has never left me this whole time. If I don’t wake up tomorrow, I’m okay with that.” But there were also down times. “The biggest issue was it was harder for me to relate to my wife,” Lawing said. “She was sympathetic and wonderful, but there were times when I’d go through a mood change and she couldn’t understand. I would say ‘the heck with it’, and she would just have to put up with me. Thankfully, that would only last about two seconds and I’d pull it together.” Lawing took 96 doses of IL-2 in the program, more than any other human being ever has. “When I hurt or felt bad, I’d walk with my IV pole,” Lawing said. “That helped me to keep going.” But the cancer came back again. This time, doctors put him on high dose IL-2, treatment that requires
hospitalization in an Intensive Care Unit. “I got about 24 of the high doses,” Lawing said. “But most people that have never had the low dose, they’re not able to tolerate much more than that anyway. You are so out of it, but every morning I’d call my wife at home. I didn’t have a phone in the room so they unhooked me and I had a calling card. Some days, I couldn’t remember my name or what day it was, but I’d remember the phone numbers.” The lymph nodes near his spine started to grow again, too close to nerves to risk removal. Instead, the doctors cut the blood supply to the tumor and it began to shrink. “They are still there, but haven’t grown again,” Lawing said. In 2007, Lawing found another cancerous lymph node, but this time a new medicine was available. “It’s called Sutent,” Lawing said. “It is a targeted therapy medication that prevents blood vessel formation to tumors. I take them for 28 days and then I’m off of them for 14 days. It costs about $6,700 for my supply for about a month. Every six weeks I get a scan and get checked on. The new drug is working well. Everything is stable.”
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Lawing said his medical insurance helps with the costs and he is dealing with some side effects, but his status as a survivor has given him opportunities to serve on the Novartis Oncology Patient Advisory Work Group, work with the Kidney Cancer Association and the American Association for Cancer Research. “You just have to take it one day at a time,” he said. “When that Sutent got approved, we had no medications. Now in the last three years we have six more.” Contact Baughman via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the Bus” Campaign, they began the Backpack Food Program at Spindale Elementary and look to work with the community in strengthening existing programs around the county by providing a site-coordinator to extend the Backpack and mentor programs and eventually add additional services.
Communities In Schools and its mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Locally, CISRC, works with the community in providing mentors to local students, the annual “Stuff
CISRC is beginning a campaign to fund site-coordinators and an expansion of service to six additional schools at a cost of about $70,000. Mentor Training is scheduled for August 3-5 at various locations around the county. Mentor training will be about three hours. For more information on how you can be involved or to have a speaker talk to your organization on how they can be involved, please visit www. RutherfordCIS.org or 828-288-0228 or 748-6029.
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have never known it. If that bright day comes when every nation and all people are able to live in freedom, the nations of the world will thank America, saying you have given more lives than all other nations in the pursuit of liberty.” As part of the decorations for the ceremony, both sides of Main Street were lined with 73 American flags, each in honor or memory of someone. At noon, the flag in town square was raised to full staff to honor the veterans still living. Memorial Day Services were also held at Lake Lure on Monday.
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Relay for Life: Fundraiser: Monday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. Rutherford OB-GYN Office. Contact 287-7383 ext. 231. Country Ham & Chicken Supper: All you can eat. Saturday, June 5, 4 p.m. Rock Spring Baptist Church, Rock Springs Baptist Road, Rutherfordton. Adults $10, 6-11 $4, 5 and under eat free. Contact Kathy at 429-1455 for any questions.
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Owls cancelled Monday, play tonight FOREST CITY — The Forest City Owls’ exhibition game with the Catawba Valley AllStars was cancelled Monday due to heavy rain earlier in the day. Though the sun came back out around 2 p.m., field conditions were just not in playable shape according to the club in Monday’s announcement. A make-up date has not been decided. However, baseball is scheduled for today as the Owls will host division-rival Thomasville in a 7:05 p.m. start at McNair Field. The Owls (2-2) sit in a tie for second in the Western Division of the Coastal Plain League Standings.
Carolina Clash race at Harris cancelled HARRIS — Monday racing at the Harris Speedway was also cancelled, due to heavy rain that fell in the morning. A reschedule date hasn’t been announced by the speedway. Monday, four divisions and the feature event, the Carolina Clash South Series were suppose to take to the track. Hometown racer, Ricky Weeks captured the past two Carolina Clash checkered flags at Harris.
Hill skipping final year at State to go pro RALEIGH (AP) — Reigning NCAA golf champion Matt Hill is turning pro, skipping his final year at North Carolina State after missing a chance to defend his title. Hill announced on Monday that he will make his pro debut this week at the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Ohio. The 21-year-old Hill was one of the top-ranked amateurs in the world last year. He won seven college tournaments besides the NCAA championship to earn the Haskins Award as outstanding college golfer. This year the junior failed to advance out of the East Regional. He competed in three PGA Tour events as an amateur last summer, making the cut at the AT&T Classic and finishing tied for 70th.
FSU tops NC State 8-3 for ACC title GREENSBORO (AP) — Florida State coach Mike Martin finally has a trophy to bring home from North Carolina. One of his players might have picked up another souvenir — a bruise or two after an unnerving collision at home plate. The Seminoles claimed their first Atlantic Coast Conference championship since 2004 on Sunday by beating North
Local Sports CPL BASEBALL Thomasville at Forest City, 7:05 p.m.
On TV Noon (ESPN2) Tennis French Open, Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals. From Paris. 7 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Baseball Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2) WNBA Basketball Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2) WNBA Basketball Atlanta Dream at Seattle Storm.
Atlanta Braves’ Troy Glaus celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta Monday, The win puts the Braves atop the NL East standings.
Braves bop Phils to lead NL East ATLANTA (AP) — Chipper Jones knows the Philadelphia Phillies’ lineup is too potent to stay quiet for long. “At some point they’re going to break out of it,” he said. “You just hope it’s not against you. We’ve been fortunate.” The Braves capitalized on another punchless Phillies’ effort to move into first place in the NL East with a 9-3 victory Monday. Jones and Troy Glaus homered to back a strong start by Tommy Hanson. The Braves, winners of six straight, are one-half game ahead of Philadelphia, which has dropped two straight and nine of 13.
“Frustrated? Yes, we’re frustrated,” said Phillies left fielder Raul Ibanez, who had one of three RBI doubles in the seventh. “But we’re not down. This is a team of guys that are going to fight and scratch and claw.” Improving to 16-4 since May 10, the Braves have made up 7½ games in the NL East since May 17, when they were in last place. Atlanta hasn’t held first place in the NL East this late in a season since they won the last of 14 straight division titles in 2005. Philadelphia, which was shut out in five of its previous eight games, had just three hits off Hanson (5-3) before the right-hander left with two outs in
the seventh. Lowering his ERA 28 points to 3.78, Hanson struck out two and did not allow a walk after issuing three in the first two innings. The right-hander benefited from double plays that ended scoring threats in the first and second. “Those were huge,” Hanson said. “They set our defense, and I started hitting my spots and throwing a little more strikes.” Atlanta took a 3-0 lead in the first on Jones’ third homer, a two-run shot, and Eric Hinske’s RBI single. In the Please see Braves, Page 8
Busch holds on to win Charlotte By KEVIN CARVER Sports Reporter
Duke’s C.J. Costabile (9) watches his game-winning goal against Notre Dame in overtime during the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament championship game Monday, May 31, 2010, in Baltimore. Duke won 6-5.
Duke wins NCAA title BALTIMORE (AP) — Every kid with a lacrosse stick envisions scoring the goal that wins the national championship. C.J. Costabile thought about it when he was growing up, never believing the opportunity would come his way. And then it did. Costabile scored with five seconds gone in sudden-death overtime Monday, giving Duke its first NCAA men’s lacrosse title with a 6-5 win over Notre Dame. Asked if he once dreamed of pulling off such a feat, Costabile said, “Everyone kind of thinks about that. It’s kind of cool. It’s fairy tale stuff. You don’t think it’s going to happen.” And then, after a slight pause, he added, “I guess it kind of happened.” Costabile won the faceoff from Trever Sipperly and sprinted downfield before beating standout goaltender Scott Rodgers with a shot from directly in front of the net. “I took my lane, it was open,” Costabile said. “Whether I decided to shoot high or low, I couldn’t tell you. I just kind of let it rip and saw the back of the net move.”
The Blue Devils rushed onto the field and created a massive pile of players, sticks and helmets while celebrating the fastest goal to start an overtime in NCAA championship history. “For C.J. to make a play like he did in overtime certainly made it a lot easier for the rest of us,” Duke coach John Danowski said. Said Rodgers: “That’s the kind of shot you don’t want to see as a goalie.” Duke (16-4) twice before advanced to the title game — and lost by one goal both times. This time, however, the Blue Devils walked away with the championship trophy by defeating the unseeded Irish (10-7). “The best feeling about it was we set this goal at the beginning of the year,” Costabile said. It was the lowest-scoring title game in history, yet what it lacked in offense it made up for in drama. There were five ties, and neither team led by more than one goal. “We thought we could win a game playing like this, but we came up one play short,” Notre Dame coach Kevin Corrigan said.
CONCORD — Only two drivers had the cars that could sustain the same fast pace all night in the Coca-Cola 600, Kurt Busch and Jamie McMuray. But Busch had everything go right as a late caution flag pit stop allowed him to recapture the lead and charge away from the field to earn his first ever Coca-Cola 600 win, Sunday night. “This has been a dream come true. It was a fantastic job by crew guys and a race for the ages,” Kurt Busch said. “I am speechless, I can’t believe it played out in our favor. (Jamie) McMurray kept us honest.” Busch even seemed to have a softer tone on this Memorial Day weekend expressing that winning the Coca-Cola 600 means something to him. “This victory lane is hallow ground, considering all the drivers who have won this event,” Busch said. “I had never tasted it or felt that here at Charlotte. This is just special.” Busch led for 252 laps and swept the Sprint Cup events at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the month of May — as he also won the All-Star Challenge last week. The race was Busch’s 22nd career win. McMurray, who finished second, blasted past Busch on lap 340, but lost the lead when Busch came out ahead on pit road at lap 378. McMurray watched as Busch took off on the restart and kept a one-second lead that held. “Once my car got to 10-12 car lengths back of Kurt on that last run, the margin would just stall out, because both our cars were so fast,” Jamie McMurray said. However, the biggest foe in Kurt Busch’s mirror for the first half of the race was little brother, Kyle Busch. But the younger Busch found pit road a bit troubling on the lap 168 under caution. As Kyle exited pit road, Brad Please see Busch, Page 9
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Legion gets win
At BB&T Coastal Field, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Game 1 — Stony Brook (29-25) vs. Coastal Carolina (51-7), 1 p.m. Game 2 — N.C. State (38-22) vs. College of Charleston (42-17), 7 p.m.
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East Division W L Pct 34 18 .667 31 20 .608 30 22 .577 29 23 .558 15 36 .294 Central Division W L Pct 30 20 .600 26 24 .520 22 28 .440 21 31 .404 18 31 .367 West Division W L Pct 28 24 .538 26 24 .520 26 27 .491 19 30 .388
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Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Cleveland 3 Detroit 10, Oakland 2 Toronto 6, Baltimore 1 Boston 8, Kansas City 1 Chicago White Sox 8, Tampa Bay 5 L.A. Angels 9, Seattle 7 Minnesota 6, Texas 3 Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 11, Cleveland 2 Oakland 4, Detroit 1 L.A. Angels 7, Kansas City 1 Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota at Seattle, late Tuesday’s Games Baltimore (Matusz 2-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Westbrook 2-3) at Detroit (Bonderman 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Niemann 5-0) at Toronto (Tallet 1-1), 7:07 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 5-3) at Boston (Lackey 5-3), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Pineiro 3-5) at Kansas City (Bannister 4-3), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Harden 2-1) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 3-5), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 6-1) at Seattle (J.Vargas 3-2), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Oakland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. National League
East Division W L Pct 29 22 .569 28 22 .560 26 25 .510 26 26 .500 26 26 .500 Central Division W L Pct Cincinnati 30 22 .588 St. Louis 30 22 .588 Chicago 24 28 .462 Milwaukee 21 30 .412 Pittsburgh 21 31 .404 Houston 17 34 .333 West Division W L Pct San Diego 30 20 .600 Los Angeles 28 22 .560 San Francisco 27 23 .551 Colorado 27 24 .520 Arizona 20 31 .392
Atlanta Philadelphia New York Florida Washington
GB — 1/2 3 3 1/2 3 1/2 GB — — 6 1/2 9 9 1/2 13 GB — 2 3 3 1/2 10 1/2
Sunday’s Games Houston 2, Cincinnati 0, 10 innings Florida 1, Philadelphia 0 Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Mets 10, Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 9, Chicago Cubs 1 L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 3 San Francisco 6, Arizona 5, 10 innings San Diego 3, Washington 2, 11 innings Monday’s Games Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 3 Florida 13, Milwaukee 5 Pittsburgh 2, Chicago Cubs 1 Washington 14, Houston 4 Colorado 4, San Francisco 0 St. Louis 12, Cincinnati 4 Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, late N.Y. Mets at San Diego, late Tuesday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Lilly 1-4) at Pittsburgh (Karstens 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Bush 1-5) at Florida (Nolasco 4-4), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 5-3) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 5-1), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Stammen 1-2) at Houston (Myers 3-3), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 5-1) at St. Louis (Walters 1-0), 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 7-1) at San Diego (LeBlanc 2-3), 10:05 p.m. Arizona (Haren 5-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Ely 3-2), 10:10 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 2-3) at San Francisco (Zito 6-2), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, 1:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 6:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. NCAA Division I Baseball Regionals Double Elimination All first round games on June 4
At Senator Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium, Norwich, Conn. Game 1 — Central Connecticut State (33-21) vs. Florida State (42-17), 2 p.m. Game 2 — Oregon (38-22) vs. Connecticut (4714), 7 p.m.
At Davenport Field, Charlottesville, Va. Game 1 — Virginia Commonwealth (34-24-1) at Virginia (47-11), 4 p.m. Game 2 — St. John’s (40-18) vs. Mississippi (38-22), 8 p.m.
At Jim Patterson Stadium, Louisville, Ky. Game 1 — Illinois State (31-22) vs. Vanderbilt (41-17), 2 p.m. Game 2 — Saint Louis (33-27) at Louisville (4812), 6 p.m.
At Carolina Stadium, Columbia, S.C. Game 1 — The Citadel (42-20) vs. Virginia Tech (38-20), 2 p.m. Game 2 — Bucknell (25-33) vs. South Carolina (43-15), 7 p.m.
At Russ Chandler Stadium, Atlanta Game 1 — Elon (38-22) at Alabama (37-22), 3 p.m. Game 2 — Mercer (37-22) at Georgia Tech (4513), 7 p.m. At McKethan Stadium, Gainesville, Fla. Game 1 — Oregon State (31-22) vs. Florida Atlantic (35-22), 1 p.m. Game 2 — Bethune-Cookman (35-20) at Florida (42-15), 7 p.m. At Mark Light Stadium, Coral Gables, Fla. Game 1 — Florida International (36-23) vs. Texas A&M (40-19-1), Noon Game 2 — Dartmouth (26-17) at Miami (40-17), 4 p.m. At Plainsman Park, Auburn, Ala. Game 1 — Southern Mississippi (35-22) vs. Clemson (38-21), 3 p.m. Game 2 — Jacksonville State (32-24) vs. Auburn (40-19), 7 p.m. At Baum Stadium, Fayetteville, Ark. Game 1 — Grambling State (22-30) at Arkansas (40-18), 3:05 p.m. Game 2 — Kansas State (36-20) vs. Washington State (34-20), 8:05 p.m. At L. Dale Mitchell Park, Norman, Okla. Game 1 — Oral Roberts (35-25) at Oklahoma (44-15), 2 p.m. Game 2 — North Carolina (36-20) vs. California (29-23), 8 p.m. At UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Austin, Texas Game 1 — Louisiana-Lafayette (37-20) vs. Rice (38-21), 2 p.m. Game 2 — Rider (36-21) at Texas (46-11), 7:30 p.m. At Lupton Baseball Stadium, Fort Worth Game 1 — Arizona (33-22) vs. Baylor (34-22), 3 p.m. Game 2 — Lamar (35-24) at TCU (46-11), 8 p.m. At Goodwin Field, Fullerton, Calif. Game 1 — New Mexico (37-20) vs. Stanford (31-23), 7 p.m. Game 2 — Minnesota (30-28) at Cal State Fullerton (41-15), 11 p.m. Saturday, June 5 At Jackie Robinson Stadium, Los Angeles Game 1 — UC Irvine (37-19) vs. LSU (40-20), 5 p.m. Game 2 — Kent State (39-23) at UCLA (43-13), 9 p.m. At Packard Stadium, Tempe, Ariz. Game 1 — Hawaii (33-26) vs. San Diego (3620), 5 p.m. Game 2 — Wisconsin-Milwaukee (33-24) at Arizona State (47-8), 10 p.m.
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association Playoff CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 4, Orlando 2 Boston 92, Orlando 88 Boston 95, Orlando 92 Boston 94, Orlando 71 Orlando 96, Boston 92, OT Orlando 113, Boston 92 Boston 96, Orlando 84 WESTERN CONFERENCE L.A. Lakers 4, Phoenix 2 L.A. Lakers 128, Phoenix 107 L.A. Lakers 124, Phoenix 112 Phoenix 118, L.A. Lakers 109 Phoenix 115, L.A. Lakers 106 L.A. Lakers 103, Phoenix 101 L.A. Lakers 111, Phoenix 103 NBA FINALS Boston vs. L.A. Lakers Thursday, June 3: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 6: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 8: L.A. Lakers at Boston, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 10: L.A. Lakers at Boston, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 13: L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 15: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, June 17: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m.
RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup-Coca-Cola 600 Results At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge 2. (27) Jamie McMurray 3. (9) Kyle Busch, Toyota 4. (11) Mark Martin, Chevrolet 5. (6) David Reutimann, Toyota 6. (15) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet 7. (10) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet 8. (33) Paul Menard, Ford 9. (1) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet 10. (16) Matt Kenseth, Ford 11. (23) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet 12. (4) Kasey Kahne, Ford 13. (8) Joey Logano, Toyota 14. (18) AJ Allmendinger, Ford 15. (26) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet 16. (31) Carl Edwards, Ford 17. (14) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge 18. (7) Denny Hamlin, Toyota 19. (32) Regan Smith, Chevrolet 20. (37) Brad Keselowski, Dodge 21. (39) Elliott Sadler, Ford 22. (24) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet 23. (3) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota 24. (35) David Ragan, Ford 25. (12) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet 26. (28) David Gilliland, Ford 27. (25) Bill Elliott, Ford 28. (41) Travis Kvapil, Ford 29. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota 30. (21) Scott Speed, Toyota 31. (38) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet 32. (40) Greg Biffle, Ford 33. (36) Robby Gordon, Toyota 34. (43) J.J. Yeley, Dodge 35. (42) Kevin Conway, Ford 36. (34) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota 37. (5) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet 38. (20) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet 39. (19) Joe Nemechek, Toyota 40. (29) Todd Bodine, Toyota 41. (22) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet 42. (30) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 43. (17) Dave Blaney, Toyota
Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 144.966 mph. Time of Race: 4 hours, 8 minutes, 20 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.737 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 34 laps. Lead Changes: 33 among 17 drivers. Top 12 in Points: 1. K.Harvick, 1,898; 2. Ky.Busch, 1,869; 3. M.Kenseth, 1,781; 4. J.Gordon, 1,760; 5. D.Hamlin, 1,732; 6. Ku.Busch, 1,726; 7. J.Johnson, 1,694; 8. J.Burton, 1,657; 9. G.Biffle, 1,648; 10. M.Martin, 1,635; 11. C.Edwards, 1,602; 12. R.Newman, 1,547. Indianapolis 500 Results At Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Starting position in parentheses) All cars Dallara chassis, Honda engine 1. (3) Dario Franchitti 2. (18) Dan Wheldon 3. (16) Marco Andretti 4. (26) Alex Lloyd 5. (6) Scott Dixon 6. (23) Danica Patrick 7. (11) Justin Wilson 8. (2) Will Power 9. (1) Helio Castroneves 10. (5) Alex Tagliani 11. (33) Tony Kanaan 12. (7) Graham Rahal 13. (27) Mario Romancini 14. (22) Simona de Silvestro 15. (20) Tomas Scheckter 16. (10) Townsend Bell 17. (8) Ed Carpenter 18. (17) Ryan Hunter-Reay 19. (15) Mike Conway 20. (31) Takuma Sato 21. (21) Ana Beatriz 22. (24) Bertrand Baguette 23. (32) Sebastian Saavedra 24. (4) Ryan Briscoe 25. (19) E.J. Viso 26. (29) Sarah Fisher 27. (30) Vitor Meira 28. (9) Hideki Mutoh 29. (12) Raphael Matos 30. (28) John Andretti 31. (13) Mario Moraes 32. (25) Bruno Junqueira 33. (14) Davey Hamilton Race Statistics Winners average speed: 161.623 Time of Race: 03:05:37.0131 Margin of victory: Under caution Cautions: 9 for 44 laps Lead changes: 13 among 8 drivers Lap Leaders: Franchitti 1-30, Power 31-35, Franchitti 36, Briscoe 37-38, Franchitti 39-108, Scheckter 109-113, Franchitti 114-142, M. Andretti 143, Briscoe 144-146, Franchitti 147-162, Conway 163-177, Wilson 178-188, Castroneves 189-191, Franchitti 192-200.
HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia 4, Montreal 1 Sunday, May 16: Philadelphia 6, Montreal 0 Tuesday, May 18: Philadelphia 3, Montreal 0 Thursday, May 20: Montreal 5, Philadelphia 1 Saturday, May 22: Philadelphia 3, Montreal 0 Monday, May 24: Philadelphia 4, Montreal 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 4, San Jose 0 Sunday, May 16: Chicago 2, San Jose 1 Tuesday, May 18: Chicago 4, San Jose 2 Friday, May 21: Chicago 3, San Jose 2, OT Sunday, May 23: Chicago 4, San Jose 2 STANLEY CUP FINALS Chicago 1, Philadelphia 0 Chicago 6, Philadelphia 5 Philadelphia at Chicago, late Wednesday, June 2: Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Friday, June 4: Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, June 6: Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 9: Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. x-Friday, June 11: Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m.
GOLF Senior PGA Championship Scores At Colorado Golf Club, Parker, Colo. (x-won on first playoff hole) x-Tom Lehman 68-71-71-71— 281 David Frost 72-77-65-67— 281 Fred Couples 69-68-75-69— 281 Mark O’Meara 72-73-67-71— 283 Nick Price 70-71-73-70— 284 Larry Mize 73-72-70-70— 285 Bill Glasson 69-75-70-71—285 Robin Freeman 66-75-75-70—286 Andrew Oldcorn 73-75-67-71—286 Jay Don Blake 71-69-70-76—286 Peter Senior 74-70-73-70—287 Michael Allen 71-72-71-73—287 Chip Beck 71-71-71-74—287 Chien Soon Lu 70-70-73-74—287 Loren Roberts 77-70-70-71—288 Olin Browne 73-73-70-72—288 Mike Goodes 71-71-70-76—288 Tom Watson 73-76-72-68—289 Boonchu Ruangkit 73-73-71-72—289 Eduardo Romero 73-72-71-73—289 Jeff Sluman 77-74-69-70—290 Dan Forsman 70-74-69-77—290 Don Pooley 74-76-72-69—291 Russ Cochran 73-72-74-72—291 Bernhard Langer 66-75-75-75—291 Fred Funk 72-70-73-76—291 Jay Haas 73-73-70-75—291 Brad Bryant 68-80-67-76—291 Gene Jones 76-72-73-71—292 Joe Ozak 74-72-74-72—292 Lindy Miller 71-75-74-72—292 Tom Kite 69-69-79-75—292 Tim Simpson 76-70-72-74—292 Mike Reid 79-72-71-71—293 Bob Tway 77-73-71-72—293 Gary Hallberg 71-75-76-72—294 John Ross 75-76-72-71—294 John Cook 78-72-73-71—294 David Eger 79-71-73-71—294 Chris Starkjohann 71-77-77-69—294 Des Smyth, 74-72-74-75—295 Nick Job 72-78-73-72—295 Scott Simpson 71-72-74-78—295 Morris Hatalsky 78-73-74-70—295 Ben Crenshaw 72-75-74-75—296 James Blair III 74-72-74-76—296 Bob Gilder 73-77-71-75—296 Jim Rutledge 76-72-75-73—296 Angel Franco 74-74-76-72—296 Keith Clearwater 75-76-72-74—297 Bruce Vaughan 73-77-73-74—297 Larry Nelson 77-72-75-73—297 David Peoples 75-73-76-73—297
MORGATON — Rutherford County Post 423 opened its American Legion baseball season with a 10-5 win over Burke County Sunday. Five players — Danny Fraga, Steven Crowe, Tyler Byers, Nick Houser and Justin Harris — had two hits each for Post 423. Dylan Hipp got the win and Robert Johnson came on in relief. Hipp allowed just five hits, two earned runs in his six and two-thirds innings of work. Johnson allowed on hit and no runs in his stint. Post 423 (1-0) will travel to play Asheville Wednesday at McCormick Field.
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third, the Braves went up 6-0 on an RBI by Hinske and Yunel Escobar’s two-run double. Glaus’ eighth homer, a three-run shot in the seventh off reliever Chad Durbin, made it 9-3. Joe Blanton (1-4) lost his second straight start after giving up eight hits, six runs — four earned — and one walk with two strikeouts. Fielding errors by right fielder Ross Gload in the first and first baseman Ryan Howard in the third led to two unearned runs.
Rockies 4, Giants 0 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched a four-hitter to become the majors’ first 10-game winner this year, outpitching Tim Lincecum to lead Colorado past the Giants. Clint Barmes hit a two-run single in the second inning that held up for Jimenez (10-1), who struck out nine, lowered his big league-best ERA to 0.78 and extended his career-best scoreless innings streak to 26.
Marlins 13, Brewers 5 MIAMI (AP) — Cody Ross hit a three-run homer to spark Florida’s biggest inning this year, Cameron Maybin hit an inside-the-park home run to help turn the game into a runaway and the Marlins erased an early four-run deficit in beating Milwaukee. Chris Coghlan singled and then hit a two-run triple in what became a seven-run sixth for the Marlins, who scored four more in the seventh — the last two coming on Maybin’s line drive to center that he beat without even sliding at the plate.
Pirates 2, Cubs 1 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-hitter Bobby Crosby singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Garrett Jones homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended a five-game losing streak.
Nationals 14, Astros 4 HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Maldonado and Ryan Zimmerman hit three-run homers off Chris Sampson, long after Roy Oswalt was ejected, and Washington put together the highest scoring inning in Nationals’ history. Zimmerman and Adam Dunn drove in four runs apiece and both chipped in during a nine-run seventh.
Cardinals 12, Reds 4 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols continued his torrid hitting and rookie Jaime Garcia overcame a shaky start for St. Louis, which moved into a firstplace tie in the NL Central with Cincinnati.
Yankees 11, Indians 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit his second grand slam of the season and Andy Pettitte was nearly unhittable again in the daytime, helping the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 11-2 Monday. Pettitte pitched seven innings, allowing three singles.
Angels 7, Royals 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ervin Santana pitched seven strong innings and the Angels didn’t need any late-game heroics, roughing up Luke Hochevar early on the way to a win over the Royals. Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer, Juan Rivera and Maicer Izturis each had solo shots off Hochevar (5-3), and Howie Kendrick had two RBIs to help Los Angeles kick off a season-long 14-game road trip with its fifth win in six games.
Athletics 4, Tigers 1 DETROIT (AP) — Rajai Davis scored twice and Trevor Cahill continued to pitch well as the Athletics beat the Tigers.
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Fanchitti gets a break to win the Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One lap to go, running on empty and someone bearing down on his tail. After having the dominant car and the perfect game plan, Dario Franchitti still needed more Sunday — one break to win his second Indianapolis 500. He got it in the form of a spectacular, airborne crash that brought out a yellow flag and allowed him to cross the line with a scant 1.6 gallons of fuel left. That 1.6 gallons left him holding a quart of milk, a winner at the Brickyard for the second time in four years. “Still running,” the winner told his crew over the radio as he crossed the finish line, while wreckers were moving out to scoop up debris from an accident that sent Mike Conway into the wall and to the hospital with a broken left leg. The victory made Franchitti’s boss, Chip Ganassi, the first owner to win Indy and NASCAR’s Daytona 500 in the same year. “All he wants to do is win,” Franchitti said. This win validated the Scottish driver’s return to the IndyCar circuit two years after celebrating his 2007 Indy victory by making an Associated Press unsuccessful move with Ganassi to Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci during their fourth NASCAR. round match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium It also made Franchitti and crew in Paris Monday. look like the master tacticians they were on this day — working the gas pedal perfectly to stretch their final fill-up for the last 37 laps and edge out 2005 champion Dan Wheldon of England. “You have to be prepared for all eventualities there,” Ganassi said. “We had to play that game being the leader to keep those guys behind us, but also stay in front of them to make PARIS (AP) — Justine Henin kept Jelena Jankovic of Serbia against it to the finish.” saying it, even if no one was listening. 36th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova Franchitti was holding off Wheldon She’s not back to being the player of Kazakhstan. Jankovic beat No. when Ryan Hunter-Reay ran out she was before taking a 20-month 23 Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia of gas and slowed suddenly with hiatus from tennis. She’s still search6-4, 6-2, while Shvedova eliminatConway coming up alongside him. ing for consistency on court. Too ed 107th-ranked Jarmila Groth of Conway went airborne, flipped many “ups and downs,” to use her Australia 6-4, 6-3. upside down and flew into the wall, term. In men’s fourth-round matches, nearly landing on top of HunterTurns out Henin was right. four-time champion Rafael Nadal Reay. That brought out the caution Betrayed down the stretch by her improved to 200-16 on clay over his flag for the final lap. best stroke, the backhand, and by her career by overcoming four breaks “That car should have come down usually steely nerves, the four-time of serve to defeat No. 24 Thomaz on my head,” Hunter-Reay said. “I French Open champion lost to No. Bellucci of Brazil 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. A year don’t know how it didn’t.” 7-seeded Sam Stosur of Australia ago, Nadal lost in the fourth round — And so, Franchitti’s second vic2-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the fourth round he was 31-0 at Roland Garros before tory turned out to be the story Monday, ending Henin’s 24-match that stunning exit against Robin instead of Helio Castroneves’ fourth. winning streak at her favorite tourSoderling — but he insisted that Spiderman’s quest to tie A.J. Foyt, Al nament. didn’t make him any more careful Unser Sr., and Rick Mears for most “Everyone wants to see me (at) the this time. wins ever at the Brickyard essentially level that I was,” said Henin, who Now Nadal will meet No. 19 ended with an uncharacteristic misabruptly retired in May 2008 while Nicolas Almagro, who knocked off take — stalling out while leaving the ranked No. 1, then returned to the No. 7 Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 1-6, tour this season and reached the 6-1, 6-4. Also Monday, No. 3 Novak Australian Open final in January. “I Djokovic of Serbia eliminated the last still have to work a lot, quite simply.” U.S. man in the tournament, 98thThanks to her 2005-07 titles at ranked Robby Ginepri of Kennesaw, Roland Garros, and then the time Ga., 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, and No. 22 Continued from Page 1 away, it’s been six years since Henin Jurgen Melzer of Austria beat 114thfelt the sting of a loss at the clayranked qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili Keselowski’s No. 12 Penske Dodge, plowed into the frontend of his No. court Grand Slam tournament — all of Russia 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. the way back in 2004’s second round. At 29, Melzer is the oldest man left 18 Toyota. The incident towed out Busch’s “Obviously, beating Justine is going in the field. He’s also reached his machine and following a few fixes on to give me lots and lots of confidence first Grand Slam quarterfinal in 32 a couple of caution flags, he recovfor the next match,” said Stosur, a appearances. ered to finish a distant third place. French Open semifinalist in 2009 “Well, to be the oldest player is Mark Martin drove to a fourth and a tour-best 18-2 on clay this year. not a special feeling,” Melzer said. place finish and defending 600 “That’s obviously a great achievement “Reaching the quarterfinals for the champ, David Reutimann impressed for me, but it’s not over yet. I’m just first time — that’s a special feeling.” with a consistent run throughout the in the quarters and going to play the No. 1 player in the world next.” Williams might have forgotten what event to round out the top five. Two players earlier in the day, That would be Serena Williams, it feels like to reach the semifinals in who stumbled at the start before Paris: She hasn’t been that far at the Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson cruising to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over No. French Open since 2003, a year after were both caught up in an incident on lap 166. 18 Shahar Peer of Israel. Williams she won her only championship at Johnson’s No. 48 Chevy became dropped the first seven points of the the tournament. loose of turn four and scrapped the match, then immediately took nine a “I feel prepared every year, and wall. Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota was row and was on her way. I always dive out in the quarters,” “I seem to always be able to turn it Williams said. “I’m just trying to get directly behind the incident and had to evade trouble into the grass. Both up during this particular stage,” said past that this year, hopefully.” Williams, who won two of the past She owns a 3-1 record against Stos- sustained suspension damage, but Johnson’s day only got worse. three Grand Slam tournaments and ur, including a victory at January’s Johnson’s loose car smacked the owns 12 major titles. Australian Open. Stosur’s win came inside wall head-on, down the backThe other quarterfinal in that on a hard court at Stanford, Calif., stretch on lap 271. Johnson would be half of the draw will be No. 4 last year.
Henin beaten; Nadal advances to quarters
Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, poses with dogs Buttermilk, bottom and Shug during the traditional winners photo session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday,
pits on the 146th lap. It left Castroneves in need of a yellow-flag miracle at the end that never came, and he finished ninth after one last pit stop on the 192nd lap. Danica Patrick made no such mistakes. After being booed during qualifying for complaining about a balky car, she picked and poked her way from 23rd to sixth. Patrick never found her comfort zone in the 88-degree weather — at one point saying she wished she could make up as much time on the track as in the pits — but she was patient and disciplined and now has five top-10 finishes in six years. Marco Andretti was third, followed by England’s Alex Lloyd and Scott Dixon. “I’m very happy with the result, and the reasons we got it were that our pit stops rocked and we had a perfect strategy,” Patrick said. Not so for Tony Kanaan, who finished 11th after starting last in the 33-car field and moving as high as second, less than half a second behind. His bid to become the first driver in 94 years of Indys to go from worst to first ended when he had to go to the pits for a splash of fuel with four laps to go. “I hope I made it exciting out there,” Kanaan said. OK, but the car was totaled as he finished 37th. Hamlin came home 18th. “After the first incident, we made some big adjustments to the car and basically adjusted it to free and I just spun out off of turn two,” The four-time and defending Sprint Cup champion, Jimmie Johnson said. Greg Biffle showed a strong car for most of the event. Unfortunately, while in the top 10, his No. 16 3M Ford slapped the turn one wall on lap 308 and finished a dismal 32nd. “We got really loose in the corner and it just flat out got away from me,” Greg Biffle said. “That pretty much did us in right there.” Juan Montoya continues to have bad luck in 2010 after making “The Chase” last season. On lap 61, Montoya crashed into the inside wall down the backstretch after puncturing a tire ontrack. Although, the No. 42 Target Chevy was running 16th at the time, Montoya finished a disappointing 38th. Sunday was the seventh time in 13 races this season that Montoya has finished 26th or worse.
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state trooper working traffic for the Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Bikefest has been placed on administrative leave after he fired three shots at a fleeing vehicle. Authorities told multiple media outlets the trooper’s arm was inside the SUV as it drove away about 11 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say the trooper was directing traffic when the driver of the SUV hesitated to follow the officer’s instructions. Authorities say the trooper asked the driver to roll down the window and smelled marijuana smoke. The SUV was found abandoned a few hours later with no sign that anyone inside was injured.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 39-year-old South Carolina man has died after he was shot inside a mobile home after someone fired a bullet from a nearby car. Authorities told multiple media outlets that Willard Wells was hit in the chest around 5 p.m. Sunday in the home in Ravenel and died a short time later at the hospital. Investigators say Harold Browning Jr. fired the fatal shot through an
Biden honors fallen; Obama talk rained out ELWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden hailed America’s fighting men and women Monday as the “spine of this nation,” while President Barack Obama’s Land of Lincoln tribute in Illinois got washed out by a severe thunderstorm and high winds.
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Body found in church FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (AP) — The body of a woman missing from a South Carolina group home for four days has been found inside the attic of a church less than a tenth of a mile away. Police told multiple media outlets that officers found 32-year-old Melinda Redfern dead in a closet after members of the Fairview Street Baptist Church complained of a foul odor during Sunday services. Redfern was last seen Wednesday at a Fountain Inn group home. Authorities say they think her death was accidental, but are awaiting autopsy results.
Vet’s dog tags found BUDA, Texas (AP) — A retired police inspector’s newly acquired metal detecting hobby helped him find dog tags and other items belonging to a Texas World War II veteran who was wounded on an Italian battlefield. Oscar Glomb served with the 36th Infantry Division and landed at the Bay of Salerno in 1943. He was wounded in a June 1944 battle near Gavorrano.
The president was expected to deliver the speech Monday evening after he lands at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. Biden made the more traditional appearance at Arlington National Cemetery on Obama’s behalf, saying the country has “a sacred obligation” to make sure its servicemen and women are the best equipped and best-supported troops in the world. “As a nation, we pause to remember them,” Biden said. “They gave their lives fulfilling their oath to this nation and to us.” Obama had readied a similar message of gratitude for his appearance at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Illinois, and actually had taken the podium to give the address when the skies opened up with a quintessentially midwestern late-spring downpour — thunder, lightning and high winds. Under the cover of a large umbrella, he told thousands gathered before him that “a little bit of rain doesn’t hurt anybody, but we don’t want anybody being struck by lightning.” He asked people to return to their cars for their safety, and he retreated briefly to an administration building on the cemetery’s grounds. A few minutes later Obama boarded a pair of buses to greet military families that came for the event. Within the hour, reporters who accompanied Obama to the cemetery in Elwood, Ill., were told the speech had been called off. The White House had released copies of Obama’s prepared remarks in advance of his talk, but they were pulled back when the event had to be canceled. Before the storm hit, and in advance of his appearance at the podium, Obama had visited a section of headstones where two Marines awaited him. After laying a wreath, he bowed his head in a moment of silence, his hands tightly clasped. Then a lone bugler played Taps. After leaving the cemetery, Obama met privately with families of veterans and service members currently living at the Fisher House in Hines,
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In this March 26 file photo, shoppers walk through an aisle at a Wal-Mart store in Lacey, Wash. Wal-Mart is counting on $1 ketchup bottles and sub-$4 cases of Coke to get its low-price mojo back. The sharp cuts, which came ahead of Memorial Day weekend, have already pushed rivals such as Target into price wars. And the markdowns are expected to keep coming throughout the summer.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is counting on $1 ketchup bottles and sub-$4 cases of Coke to get its low-price mojo back. The sharp cuts at its U.S. Walmart stores, which came ahead of Memorial Day weekend, have already pushed rivals such as Target into price wars. And the markdowns are expected to keep coming throughout the summer. They’re one of the boldest moves the world’s largest retailer is making to turn around sluggish business at its U.S. namesake chain and win back shoppers from rivals. The cuts aren’t across the store but target 22 foods and other essentials at an average savings of 30 percent — splashy enough to get attention and perhaps change perceptions. The world’s largest retailer is also restoring items like certain soups and laundry detergent it stopped carrying when it tried to declutter its stores. It’s also pushing more basic clothing such as socks and underwear after putting too much focus on trendy items that didn’t sell.
Wal-Mart was one of the few beneficiaries when the Great Recession began, as shoppers traded down to save money. Now it’s having trouble keeping customers in a slowly recovering economy. Cash-strapped shoppers are looking elsewhere for better deals such as dollar stores and local grocery chains. And some wealthier customers, feeling more flush, are starting to head back to the mall. Wal-Mart, which generated more than $400 billion in revenue in 2009, has blamed stubbornly high unemployment and tight credit for adding even more financial strain on its blue-collar customers, some of whom have limited access to financial services and are running out of unemployment benefits.
But it also takes part of the blame for four straight quarters of declines in revenue at Walmart stores open at least a year. That’s a key indicator of a retailer’s health. “Wal-Mart is all about price, and they’re all about one-stop shopping. Those are the key ingredients,” said Bob Buchanan,
a former retail analyst who now teaches finance at Saint Louis University. “Now, you kind of scratch your head and wonder if either of them are true.” “Wal-Mart has made a lot of noise, but customers want to see it in the stores,” he continued. “This action is long overdue. They need to drive that message hard.” Deloris Harris, 72, of Ridgeway, S.C., said she pulled back from food shopping at WalMart in the last year because chains such as Food Lion were offering even better deals. “Some of the stuff isn’t that cheap,” said Harris, who picked up 10 ears of corn for $2 and hamburger rolls for 99 cents at Food Lion on Friday. But the 24-pack of Coke for $5 at Wal-Mart caught her attention Thursday night on a run to buy Tylenol. She grabbed it and planned to go back Friday to pick up deals on cleaning supplies. Wal-Mart acknowledged during its latest conference call with investors that its moves to carry fewer items went too far. It’s now replenishing 300 it had dropped. Analysts estimated that WalMart pared up to 15 percent of its inventory, sending shoppers elsewhere in search of their favorite brands. Wal-Mart is still making big profits. Its first-quarter net income rose 10 percent, fueled by cost-cutting and growth overseas. Wal-Mart’s thinking: Lower costs let it lower prices, which in turn should drive up revenue and that money would be invested to yield more cost savings. In fact, Wal-Mart is bearing the cost of some of the deep price cuts, not its suppliers, according to Bill Pecoriello, an analyst who heads ConsumerEdge Research LLC, based on discussions with industry officials. According to Pecoriello, on a basket of five food items, from Coke to Lay’s potato chips, the total price was $11.23 at WalMart, 24 percent less than it was a year ago. It’s also almost 14 percent lower than Kroger and almost 26 percent lower than Safeway, according to
Pecoriello’s estimates. The firm gathers pricing data representing 15,000 stores across the country. That doesn’t include WalMart’s move to lower cans of name-brand Coke and Pepsi further in the past few days, from the announced discounted price of $5 to as low as $3.77 in certain markets. The original price was $6.98 for a 24-pack. Pecoriello noted in his report that Target was selling 12 packs of soda for $2, roughly matching Wal-Mart’s price, while Kroger was selling 12 packs for $2.50, less than a year ago. Some Wal-Mart stores have sold out of the cans and suppliers are having trouble keeping up, Pecoriello said. He added he hasn’t seen such low prices on soda in at least five years and estimates that the overall price of soda is down about 20 percent from a year ago. Linda Blakley, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman, declined to comment on sales and said it has the lower-price 24-packs only where it faces “regional competitors.” PepsiCo declined to comment, and officials at Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., and Coca-Cola Co. didn’t immediately return calls. Though it sells all kinds of items, groceries are what keep customers coming back, and hits hard on the theme of splashy low prices in recent TV commercials. One shows a friendly associate walking down the store aisle placing the discounted items, from Heinz ketchup to Breyers ice cream. The ads put the splashy low prices, such as the $1 deal for a big, 40-ounce ketchup bottle, at center stage. The original price was $2.42. Wal-Mart has returned to advertising some of its deals in newspapers, the first time since June 2006, according to Michael Exstein, an analyst at CreditSuisse. In addition to its store circulars, Wal-Mart advertises in newspaper inserts like Parade, which have lower costs and require a longer lead time, Exstein said. “We are working hard to bring our customers the best prices on items they need right now; and to share the news of these price cuts aggressively,” Blakley said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy trudges ahead yet debt dogs many Americans, stressing them out even as they firm up their own financial foundations. There are new jobs produced but old worries persisting for people despite belt-tightening and boosted savings, according to an Associated PressGfK poll. About 46 percent of those surveyed say they’re suffering from debt-related stress, and half of that group described their stress as “great deal” or “quite a bit.” On the other hand, about 53 percent say they feel little or no stress at all. That’s in line with findings from last year, even though times seem better today: The economy is growing and generating jobs, and households have made progress in repairing their financial footing, trimming debt, watching spending and saving more. It’s a big turnaround from a year ago — a shrinking economy, jobs jettisoned as businesses struggled to survive the deepest recession since the 1930s. So why aren’t the stressed — and the notso-stressed — feeling better? For starters, it just doesn’t feel much like a recovery to many people. Unemployment is stubbornly high — 9.9 percent. The jobless face fierce competition for work. Those with a job are watching their paychecks shrink. A growing number of people are at risk of falling into foreclosure, and only those with the most stellar credit probably can get a new loan. AP-GfK polls show that only 20 percent say the economy is good, compared with 15 percent last year. Cynthia Bryant, 73, feels stress from her bills — much of that heartburn related to medical expenses. “I need a different car. I can’t afford it. I have to watch every penny that comes in,” says Bryant, who worked as a purchasing agent for a computer company before she retired. Bryant, who lives in a Denver suburb, gets by on a fixed-income that hasn’t budged, although her expenses — rent, groceries and other basics— have risen. Ken Goldstein, economist at the Conference Board, a research group that keeps close tabs on consumers, says it’s people’s individual circumstances — more so than their sentiment about the economy — that shape their confidence and their stress over debt. “It’s about what happens to me — my house, my car, my job,” he says. Christina Standridge, 33, of Milwaukee, says she’s stressed about her debts, including car payments. Laid off twice in the past two years, Standridge has watched her income drop. She worries about losing her current job as an administrative assistant for a company that designs and builds waste water control systems. Standridge and her husband, who works at a factory fixing machines, have one daughter. The family is watching the pennies. “We’re trying to spend less and pay off the bills,” she says. “We’re cutting corners wherever we can. We’re trying to do things that are relatively cheap,” she adds, such as having a backyard barbecue rather than going out to eat or to the movies. “Bills gotta be paid,” she says. People are whittling their debt. The average amount owed on credit cards is $3,900, the poll said. That’s down from $5,600 in the fall and $4,900 last spring. Families with incomes over $50,000 have sliced their credit card debt by more than half, yet their stress from debt hasn’t changed much — it’s moderately low. Families with incomes under $50,000, however, have added only slightly to their debt, while their stress level rose sharply. More broadly, people are cutting their debt at the fastest rate in more than six decades, according to the Federal Reserve. People defaulting on mortgages and other loans factor into the reduction, economists point out. Household debt fell 1.7 percent last year to $13.5 trillion, according to the Fed. It was the first annual drop, based on records going back to 1945. People on average carry around $44,000 in debt — mortgages, credit cards, auto loans and other consumer debt. That’s a far bigger load than in the early 1980s, when unemployment topped 10 percent. In 1982, per capita debt totaled about $14,000 in today’s dollars. At the same time, people are building up their savings — 4.2 percent of their disposable income last year, the most since 1998. A Debt Stress Index tied to the AP-GfK poll was 29.2 in May, unchanged from a year ago. The reading signals moderately low stress.
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BOOTHVILLE, La. (AP) — This summer on the oilstained Gulf Coast promises to be like no other. Just off Louisiana on Grand Isle, which was hit with oil from the spill, the beach reopened for Memorial Day weekend but with several caveats: No swimming or fishing, and stay away from oil cleanup crews. Elsewhere, fishermen were idled during what’s normally a busy season, and floating hotels were being set up to house workers who will try to mop up the crude seeping into marshes. With BP making yet another attempt to stem the flow from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico — this time only to contain the leak, not stop it — signs point to August before any real end is in sight. The new plan carries the risk of making the torrent worse, top government officials have warned. On top of that, hurricane season begins Tuesday. “I was just sitting here thinking our way of life is over. It’s the end, the apocalypse,” said fisherman Tom Young of Plaquemines Parish on the coast. “And no one outside of these few parishes really cares. They say they do, but they don’t do nothing but talk. Where’s the action? Where’s the person who says
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Deepwater Horizon blew up and began the underwater deluge, hurricane season is at hand. It brings the horrifying possibility of wind-whipped, oil-soaked waves and water spinning ashore and coating areas much farther inland. The spill is already the worst in American history — worse, even, than the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. It has already released between 20 million and 43 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, according to estimates. “This is probably the biggest environmental disaster we’ve ever faced in this country,” White House Energy and Climate Change Advisor Carol Browner said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” BP’s next containment effort involves an assortment of undersea robot maneuvers that would redirect the oil up and out of the water it is poisoning. The first step in BP’s latest effort is the intricate removal of a damaged riser that brought oil to the surface of the Deepwater Horizon rig. The riser will be cut at the top of the crippled blowout preventer, creating a flat surface that a new containment valve can seal against. The valve would force the oil into a new pipe that would bring it up to a ship. The seal, however, would not
prevent all oil from escaping. Browner said Sunday the effort could result in a temporary 20 percent increase in the flow. BP has said it didn’t expect a significant increase in flow from the cutting and capping plan. If the containment valve fails, BP may try installing a new blowout preventer on top of the existing one. In the end, however, a relief well would ease the pressure on the runaway gusher in favor of a controlled pumping — essentially what the Deepwater Horizon was trying to do. But that will take at least two months. Using government figures, if the leak continues at its current pace and is stopped on Aug. 1, 51 million to 106 million gallons will have spilled. Coastal tent cities are about to rise to house the workers and contractors minimizing the damage, while barge-like floating hotels for a total of about 800 workers are being readied at three locations off Louisiana. Sand banks and barriers are being built. But the consensus around the Gulf Coast is turning more apoplectic and apocalyptic. This is, people are starting to say, a generational event — tragic to this generation, potentially crippling to the next.
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Early exit irks mother-in-law Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is upset with my wife and me for sneaking out of a wedding reception early (before the dinner was served). There was a long delay between the reception and the dinner, and a DJ was playing loud, deafening rock ‘n’ roll music. We were seated near a speaker and it was virtually impossible to carry on a conversation. My wife claimed a major headache to the guests seated at our table, and we discreetly left the reception. My mother-in-law says if you accept the dinner invitation it is bad manners not to eat the dinner because it cost the hosts money. I say, if the reception has intolerable environmental factors inflicted on the guests, leaving early is acceptable. Were we rude to leave as we did? — Lost my Appetite Dear Lost my Appetite: Let me put it this way — your mother-in-law has a point. Because the music was so loud that you were uncomfortable, you should have asked your hosts to instruct the DJ to lower the volume somewhat. It would have been preferable to walking out. Dear Abby: I’m the supervisor of a small office. One of my biggest challenges is scheduling time off for the female employees. In my day, you didn’t take a day off unless you were very sick or your child was sick.
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Now they seem to want time off for everything from school events, sporting events, getting their nails done, their faces waxed or tanning appointments. I am amazed at the decline in work ethic. As I read about the unemployment in our country, I would think people would be grateful to have a well-paying job with benefits — but the recession hasn’t slowed any of our female employees down one bit. What has happened to the old-fashioned work ethic that founded this country? (Maybe it went south along with the jobs?) And by the way, Abby, I am a female. — Takes my Job Seriously Dear Takes: Most companies give employees time off for personal business and vacations, as well as time off for their own illnesses or the illness of family members. If they choose to use the time the way you have described, it is their right to do so. However, if they are taking more than the company offers, that could be a problem. While I understand your point, please try to be less judgmental.
Perimenopause precedes menopause Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 43-year-old female with irregular periods. When I finally went to my doctor, he told me that I have perimenopause. Can you tell me what this is? Dear Reader: Simply put, perimenopause is an introduction to menopause. It commonly occurs when a female is in her 40s, but can happen to some women in their mid30s. It generally lasts between two to eight years and is a natural part of the aging process. Estrogen levels rise and fall in an erratic pattern, and women may experience problems sleeping, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes and more. Repeated menstrual irregularity, however, is one of the most widely recognized initial phases of the condition. As long as the irregularity isn’t accompanied by extremely heavy bleeding, breakthrough bleeding between cycles, bleeding that lasts longer than eight days and cycles that occur fewer than 21 days apart, you
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can usually consider things as progressing normally. However, complications outside these guidelines should be brought to your primary-care physician’s or gynecologist’s attention. There are several circumstances that have a bearing on when perimenopause or menopause might begin. Smoking, for example, is known to trigger menopause up to two years earlier than in those without a history. Other signs of an earlier-than-normal occurrence are chemotherapy for childhood cancer, never having delivered a baby, hysterectomy and pelvic radiation therapy.
IN THE STARS Your Birthday, June 1; When you team up with competent allies, your ability to achieve on a large scale will be greatly enhanced. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Certain interests of yours that are large in scope could be of equal importance to your peers. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Although you’re someone who likes to go it alone at times, today it’ll be joint endeavors. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - A number of special attributes you have to offer will be recognized by others. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Anything that could be meaningful to you financially should not be put off until another day. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Your attitude will determine what degree of success you encounter. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - A situation that may have been giving you fits will shift. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Your optimistic thinking will give you a more positive outlook on your affairs. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - There is a possibility that some unexpected but good developments could take place that will enable you to direct your financial affairs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Those more attractive attributes of your personality will be extremely pronounced. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - You will be particularly good at harmonizing and blending. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Something very nice could happen for you that will put you in a good mood all day long. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - It’s not out of the question that more than one of your successes today will come from financial or career involvements.
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 78 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Peggy B. Flynn to Recontrust Company N.A., Trustee(s), dated the 10th day of January, 2006, and recorded in Book 881, Page 494, 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 June 15, 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: Situate, lying and being in Rutherford Township Rutherford County, North Carolina and being the same and identical property as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 716, Page 144, Rutherford County Registry, and being described according to said deed as follows: Situate, lying and being in Rutherfordton Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being all of the property described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 633, Page 772, Rutherford County Registry, and being described therein according to a survey dated July 29, 1998 bearing Map No. 19205 L, and prepared by Nathan Odom, RLS, as follows: Beginning at an existing iron pin located in the southeastern corner of the property of Peggy R. Griffin as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 261, Page 259, Rutherford County Registry, (see also Estate File 95 E 380), said existing iron pin also being located in the northwestern corner of the property of Stella M. Guffey as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 636, Page 609, Rutherford County Registry, said existing iron pin also being located South 47 degrees 46 minutes 24 seconds West 442.68 feet from NCGS monument Alexander (Northing: 178685.904 M; Easting: 342417.454 M) and running thence from said beginning existing iron pin and with the western boundary of the said Guffey property South 18 degrees 16 min. 11 sec. West 292.82 feet to an existing iron pin located in the northern boundary line of the property of Larry David Head et ux as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 382, Page 32; Rutherford County Registry; thence running with the northern boundary of the said Head property South 89 deg. 51 min. 46 sec. West 325.97 feet to an existing iron pin located in the southeastern corner of the property of Virgil L. Sane et ux as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 624, Page 126, Rutherford County Registry; thence running with the eastern boundary of the said Sane property North 18 deg. 06 min. 29 sec. East 269.17 feet to an existing iron pin; thence continuing with the eastern boundary of the said Sane Property and thence with the eastern boundary of the property of Kay Sane Wald as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 568, Page 01, Rutherford County Registry, North 05 deg. 16 min. 00 sec. East 166.82 feet to an existing iron pin located in the southwestern corner of the property of Homer B. Horne et ux as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 414, Page 289, Rutherford County Registry; thence running with the southern boundary of the said Horne property South 71 deg. 45 min. 47 sec. East 200.04 feet to an existing iron pin and South 47 deg. 28 min. 54 sec. East 52.81 feet to an existing iron pin located in the southwestern corner of the above referenced property of Peggy R. Griffin; thence running with the southern boundary of the said Griffin property South 63 deg. 29 min. 33 sec. East 100.43 feet to the point and place of the Beginning, and containing 2.70 acres, according to said survey. Together with improvements located thereon; Said property being located at: 179 Riceville Road, Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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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 18th day of May, 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: 1024298
Mobile Homes For Rent 2 & 3 Bedrooms in Chase area. No pets! References required! Call 429-6691
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Together with a perpetual right of way and easement as described in that deed to the Grantor herein recorded in Deed Book 633, Page 772, 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.
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SUBSCRIBE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of CLYO C. SEARCY of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said CLYO C. SEARCY to present them to the undersigned on or before the 18th day of August, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 18th day of May, 2010. Larry Ray Searcy, Executor 3649 Bills Creek Rd. Lake Lure, NC 28746
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Found Polk Vocational Services (PVS) is a non-profit corporation located in Columbus, North Carolina. PVS’s mission is to provide vocational, rehabilitation and life skills training for people with disabilities. To supplement government funding for PVS’s training program, PVS has a production operation that employs people with and without disabilities producing custom disposable products for the medical market. PVS has achieved a 26 percent compounded annual production revenue growth rate over the past five years and recently added a second shift. Our next growth step is to improve our quality system to register to ISO 13485 standards. PVS is seeking to add a Quality Control Manager to our staff to lead this implementation. The Quality Control Manager is responsible for enhancing the current quality assurance system, implementing measures and controls to ensure compliance with ISO 13485 requirements and overall quality of our products and services. The ideal candidate will have: •Industrial Engineering Degree or Degree in related field •Minimum of 3 years Quality Management Experience in an ISO registered facility •Leadership role in ISO implementation •Proficient in statistical analysis and methods •Personable, Team Player Interested applicants may fax or mail resume to: Polk Vocational Services • Attention: HR 451 Industrial Park Drive • Columbus, NC 28722 or fax to (828) 894-3883 PVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Sm. puppy shepherd mix, solid black. Approx. 4 mo. old Found 5/22: Ellenboro, Tiney Rd. 289-2735 Dog found near new Rfdtn Elem. School. Tag says “Sadie Edwards”. Lv. msg. at 287-3780 for return Found 5/25: Union Mills. Stunning Russian Wolfhound/Borzoi Black/white & lean 286-0479 or 337-4743
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16 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, TUESDAY, June 1, 2010 NORTH CAROLINA RUTHERFORD COUNTY
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 167 IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 10 SP 0179
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Clair A. Thomas Jr., Trustee of the Clair A. Thomas Jr. Revocable Trust Agreement dated December 17, 1987 and Clair A. Thomas Jr., Settlor of the Clair A. Thomas Jr. Revocable Trust Agreement dated December 17, 1987 to Jerone C. Herring, Trustee(s), dated the 25th day of April, 2003, and recorded in Book 725, Page 682, 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 June 15, 2010 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:
In the Matter of the Foreclosure of: The Deed of Trust executed by Donald E. Yelton and wife, Joan L. Yelton, Grantor, to MTNBK LTD, Original Trustee, as recorded in Book 665, Page 812 of the Rutherford County Registry, and, The Deed of Trust executed by Donald E. Yelton and wife, Joan L. Yelton, Grantor, to MTNBK LTD, Original Trustee, as recorded in Book 975, Page 721 of the Rutherford County Registry, and re-recorded in Book 980, Page 587 of the Rutherford County Registry.
Situate lying and being in Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being the same and identical property as described in Deed recorded in Deed Book 772, Page 517, Rutherford County Registry, and being described according to said Deed as follows:
See Substitution of Trustee which Substitutes Carter and Kropelnicki, PA as Substitute Trustee recorded in Book 1001, Page 574 and Book 1001, Page 576 of the Rutherford County Registry.
Being the same property as described in deed from Betty A. Harris Ayers and husband, Lox E. Ayers to C. Everett Smith, unmarried dated April 23, 1996 and recorded in Deed Book 669 on Page 166, Rutherford County Registry, the property being described according to said deed as follows:
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the power and authority contained in the Deed of Trust executed by Donald E. Yelton and wife, Joan L. Yelton, Grantor, to MTNBK LTD, Original Trustee, as recorded in Book 665, Page 812 of the Rutherford County Registry, and the Deed of Trust executed by Donald E. Yelton and wife, Joan L. Yelton, Grantor, to MTNBK LTD, Original Trustee, as recorded in Book 975, Page 721 of the Rutherford County Registry, and re-recorded in Book 980, Page 587 of the Rutherford County Registry (collectively the "Deeds of Trust"), and the Order of Sale of the Court herein, the undersigned Trustee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the property described as follows (the "Property"):
Being the same property as described in deed from Charles E. Moose and wife Emily F. Moose to Betty A. Harris dated October 30, 1989, and recorded in Deed Book 549 on Page 240, Rutherford County Registry, the property being described according to said deed as follows: Being Lot No. Nineteen (19) of the Robbins Subdivision as shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 135, Rutherford County Registry, reference to which is made for a full and complete description. Together with improvements located thereon;
Being all the property described in the Deeds of Trust, said descriptions being incorporated herein by this reference, and being also described as follows:
Said property being located at: 160 Greenwood Street, Forest City, North Carolina
TRACT ONE: Situate, lying and being in Logan Store Township, Rutherford County, NC and being a portion of that property conveyed by deed duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, NC in Deed Book ___ At Page___, and being more particularly described by survey by Thomas A. Tellup, PLS as follows:
Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23.
BEGINNING at a point at the edge of Whiteside Road, said point lying North 69 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds East 53.29 feet from as existing iron pin, from said BEGINNING point a new line South 20 degrees 13 minutes 41 seconds East 201.20 feet to a new iron pin; thence another new line South 69 degrees 37 minutes 38 seconds West 144.68 to a new iron pin; thence another new line North 43 degrees 24 minutes 52 seconds West 177.67 feet to a point at the edge of the right of way of Whitesides Road; thence running along and with the edge of the right of way of Whitesides Road the following two calls: North 56 degrees 28minutes 00 seconds East 197.96 feet to a point; thence North 69 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds East 53.29 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 0.79 acres more or less.
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.
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).
TRACT TWO: Situate, lying and being in Cool Springs Township, Rutherford County, NC and being all of lots I, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the College Heights Subdivision as shown on plat duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, NC in Plat Book 7 at Page 77 and amended in Plat Book 7 at Page 89, to which reference is hereby made for a more full and complete description.
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.
Being all that property conveyed by deed duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, NC in Deed Book 684 at Page 171.
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.
The date, hour and place of sale are as follows: DATE OF SALE: HOUR OF SALE: PLACE OF SALE:
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.
June 11, 2010 2:00 PM Rutherford County Courthouse
The Property will be sold subject to any and all superior liens, including, without limitation, the lien of unpaid taxes and assessments, easements, conditions, covenants, restrictions and matters of record and any rights of any tenants in possession, and to the right of redemption of the United States as provided in IRS Code Section 7425(d), if any. The Property will be sold "as is, where is" without warranties. The trustee knows of no subordinate rights or interests to which the subject tract will be sold except easements and restrictions of record. The high bidder will be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit in the amount of five percent (5%) of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00) whichever is greater, and will be required to tender the full balance of the purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the Property. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as provided by law. 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 Rutherford County. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving this 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 May 12, 2010. CARTER AND KROPELNICKI, PA , Trustee BY: Scott Carter, Authorized Officer 181 Charlotte Street Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Telephone: (828) 252-9804
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Pacific volcano erupts SAIPAN, Northern Marianas (AP) — A volcanic eruption near the Pacific’s Northern Mariana Islands shot clouds of ash and vapor nearly eight miles into the sky, federal scientists said. The eruption occurred early Saturday and appeared to come from an underwater volcano off Sarigan, a sparsely inhabited island about 100 miles north of the U.S. commonwealth’s main island of Saipan. The Northern Marianas are about 3,800 miles southwest of Hawaii. USGS volcanologist Game McGimsey said Sunday that scientists are still trying to pinpoint the source but evidence is pointing to an underwater mountain.
Gunmen attack hospital LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani government official says two gunmen have attacked a hospital in eastern Pakistan, killing at least eight people. Rana Sanaullah, the law minister in Punjab province, says five of the people killed in the attack in the city of Lahore shortly before midnight Monday were policemen. He says the gunmen have taken several patients hostage and police have surrounded the building. One of the gunmen is shooting at the police from the rooftop. Muazzam Ali, a doctor at the hospital, says the gunmen were disguised in police uniforms.
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Israeli commandoes storm ships JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli naval commandos stormed a flotilla of ships carrying aid and hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip on Monday, killing nine passengers in a botched raid that provoked international outrage and a diplomatic crisis. Dozens of activists and six Israeli soldiers were wounded in the bloody predawn confrontation in international waters. The violent takeover dealt yet another blow to Israel’s international image, already tarnished by war crimes accusations in Gaza and its 3-year-old blockade of the impoverished Palestinian territory. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhayu canceled a muchanticipated meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday in a sign of just how gravely Israel viewed the uproar. In Canada, Netanyahu announced he was rushing home but said he had called the American president and agreed to meet again. The White House said in a written statement that the United States “deeply regrets” the loss of life and injuries and was working to understand the circumstances surrounding this “tragedy.” The activists were headed to Gaza to draw attention to the blockade, which Israel and Egypt imposed after the militant Hamas group seized the territory of 1.5 million Palestinians in 2007.
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even jumped overboard to save themselves, the commando said. At one point one of the activists seized one of the soldiers’ weapons and opened fire, the commando said. Communications to the ships were cut shortly after the raid began, and activists were kept away from reporters after their boats were towed to the Israeli port of Ashdod. Helicopters evacuated the wounded to Israeli hospitals, officials said. Five ships had reached port by early evening and some 136 activists had been removed without serious incident, the military said. Sixteen were jailed for refusing to identify themselves, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. Israel had said activists would be given the choice to be deported or imprisoned. Israeli officials said the death toll was nine with 30 wounded, after earlier saying 10 people were killed. A high-ranking naval official displayed a box confiscated from the boat containing switchblades, slingshots, metal balls and metal bats. Most of the dead were Turkish, he said. In a sign the soldiers didn’t anticipate such fierce resistance, two commandos told The Associated Press that the primary weapons were guns that fired paintballs — a nonlethal weapon that can be used to subdue crowds. They said they resorted to lethal handgun fire after they were assaulted.
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