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DNA collection bill clears House panel — Page 6A Sports A little payback Forest City took an 11-1 whipping at the hands of the Hi-Toms and Tuesday found the Thomasville club visiting McNair Field

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Fort Hood suspect appears in court

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Page 12A Baseball fans at the Forest City Owls game Tuesday had their umbrellas ready and a passing shower did not delay the action. In the southern part of the county, however, a storm dumped about 3 inches of rain in an hour, leaving some low-lying areas covered with water. The pattern of warm days with popup showers and thunderstorms is expected to continue for the next several days.


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BRWA budget sets rate hike By SCOTT BAUGHMAN

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Margaret Fuhrer Katherine Earley Ellenboro Rev. Lee Causby Evelyn Mauney Elsewhere James Abrams Bill Williams Page 5A


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RUTHERFORDTON — Broad River Water Authority board members reviewed a proposed $13.2 million 2011 budget at their May meeting Tuesday night, with $6.2 million being spent on updating their water treatment plant. The proposed budget includes a 3 percent rate increase — or about $15 a year for the average family — and a 3 percent raise for authority employees. “We’re fortunate enough to have that Polk

Charity extends funding efforts

County/Inman/Campobello usage that has really improved our revenue picture,” BRWA Manager Maria Hunnicutt said. “Without those sales, we probably would’ve needed to raise rates 12 percent. We’re in a much better place than we would’ve been having this conversation five years ago in the same economic crunch.” Proceeds from the 2010 sale of bonds will generate about $5.2 million to be used for the treatment plant upgrade and the authority Please see BRWA, Page 6A

RUTHERFORDTON — A teenager charged in connection with a January shooting incident was prepared to accept a plea arrangement Tuesday in Superior Court, but Judge Mark Powell said he was uncomfortable with the situation, so the matter was held over until the July 6 administrative court session. Chad Jordan Bailey is charged in a Jan. 16, 2010, case in which Ricky Lamar Miller, of 260 Washington St., Forest City, was shot in the stomach at his residence. In all, six teenagers were charged in the incident. Bailey is also charged in an earlier unrelated incident in which he allegedly struck his mother’s boyfriend with a baseball bat. The two cases were to have been consolidated for sentencing purposes. Bailey was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, discharging a weapon into occupied property, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a handgun by a minor. Bailey pleaded to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. But Judge Powell said he was not comfortable accepting the plea, which would have resulted in a suspended sentence. The

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FOREST CITY — Latest statistics reveal 11.8 percent of all babies born in Rutherford County in 2008 were born prematurely and each week in North Carolina, 334 babies are born premature. The greatest non-profit supporter of raising awareness for premature birth — March of Dimes — is falling short of funding to save babies. The Rutherford March for Babies 2010 is $17,000 short of its goal of $55,000 and the money is needed to help babies and their families deal with the serious issue of premature births. District Attorney Brad Please see Charity, Page 6A

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Joel Adkins and son Grant Adkins, 4, spent part of their holiday weekend cutting grass at their Arlington Street, Forest City home. For Grant, it didn’t matter if he was pushing on grass or sidewalk, as his lawnmower was blade free. He was all about helping his daddy.

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Mille Blanco has her paintings displayed in the Visual Arts Center this month.

Carl is Paris Scholarship winner Blanco artworks Rush awarded

FOREST CITY — The Ron Paris Mass Communication Scholarship was awarded to Brandy Carl during East Rutherford High School’s Senior Awards Night on May 25. Paris was a journalist who founded The Daily Courier and spent 30 years as the editor and publisher of the local newspaper. He was dedicated to promoting fairness and objectivity in journalism. He won numerous journalism awards throughout his career. Paris was also a founding member of the Board of Trustees for the Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation.

The Ron Paris Mass Communication Scholarship was created in 2008 in memory of Paris. This scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to major in mass communication in college. This can include journalism, radio, television, public relations, political science, marketing, international relations, media studies, broadcast technology and global studies. The recipient of the scholarship will receive up to $5,600 to apply to their second year of college. Brandy plans to attend Western Carolina University and Appalachian State University to study journalism.

recipient of the Wanda Berry Memorial Scholarship. The Wanda Berry Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Wanda Berry, a true Cavalier. Ms. Berry graduated from East Rutherford and then continued working at the school in many capacities until her death in May, 2007. During school hours, Berry could be seen working with the McNair Educational Foundation, helping in the office, or working in the gym. After hours, she spent numerous hours at the many athletic events, helping coaches by setting up facilities, cleaning up after events, and most importantly cheering for her Cavaliers. She gave tirelessly to East Rutherford – she demonstrated positive character, selflessness, and community service regardless of the many hardships she encountered. The Sscholarship honors one student athlete or athletic team manager who demonstrates the qualities that Ms. Berry embodied. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA, have a minimum of 25 hours of community service and letters of recommendation from a coach, a faculty member and a community member. The recipient of the receives $1000. Hart plans to attend N.C. A&T.

Summey Scholarship

FOREST CITY — The first annual Paul Bickett Summey Scholarship was awarded to Chelsea Rush at the East Rutherford High School Senior Awards night on May 25. Summey grew up in Rutherford County and graduated from Cool Springs High School in 1939. He joined the Air Force and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 2009, Summey decided to establish a scholarship for an East Rutherford student as a way to acknowledge his Rutherford County heritage and give back to the community. The Paul Bickett Summey Family scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The recipient of the scholarship will receive $1000 to apply to expenses in the first year of college.

Hart receives Wanda Berry Scholarship

HURRY HURRY IT’S Back! FOREST CITY — Boyce Hart was recognized May 25 during East Rutherford High School’s Senior Awards Night as the

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will be on display RUTHERFORDTON — Paintings by Milagros “Millie” Blanco are featured during June in the windows of the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 N. Main Street. Blanco’s paintings cover a broad range of subjects, including landscapes, horses, and wildlife. Her arts education began while at high school and continued for several years at the University of Puerto Rico where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Environmental Health. She also holds a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America. Blano learned the difficult traditional technique of Byzantine Iconography from Greek iconographer, Katherina Tsigas, and she has published a small book on modern iconography techniques. Now living in Bostic, Blanco was previously a member of the Central Orlando Artists League, and several of her works are exhibited at Central Florida’s Galleries. She is now a member of the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild. Hours of the Visual Arts Center are 10 to 3, Tuesday through Saturday.

Group aims to preserve ‘Little Detroit’ history Classic car enthusiasts attended the second meeting of the “Little Detroit Museum” at Bennetts Classics Auto Museum Tuesday. The new museum is dedicated to showcasing the historic automotive aspects of Rutherford County that led to the nickname “Little Detroit,” which began in the 1940s. Among those attending was Frank Keeter (center) who contributed an antique tow bar he purchased in 1953, launching his automotive career in “Little Detroit.” The next meeting will be held in July. More information may be obtained by calling 828-247-1767.

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Father, son die at Lake Adger MILL SPRING (AP) — Rescuers say a father and son drowned in a North Carolina lake after they jumped in to try and save a young child from drowning. Multiple media outlets report 48-year-old William Butch Jackson and 21-year-old William Butch Jackson Jr. were on a boat Sunday afternoon on Lake Adger when the elder Jackson’s young daughter fell in the water. Authorities say the father and his adult son jumped in to rescue the girl, but the pair never surfaced. Their bodies were recovered hours later. Officials say the girl was wearing a life preserver and was rescued by a woman on shore.

Krispy Kreme reopens in capital RALEIGH (AP) — The “HOT NOW” sign is back on in North Carolina’s capital city. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the Krispy Kreme bakery in downtown Raleigh reopened Tuesday after being closed for about a month for renovations. Troy Smith of Holly Springs was first in line. The teacher won a dozen doughnuts each week for a year. He stood in line for 14 hours, beginning Monday afternoon, to get the prize. Associated Press

Elee Espino, 7, gets a face full of water at the new Sprayground at Barber Park on Monday in Greensboro.

Senate panel suggests borrowing RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Senate panel recommended Tuesday that North Carolina borrow $451 million for construction and equipment purchases in state government and on college campuses, with boosters arguing it’s right to incur debt despite the sour economy because it’s an inexpensive time to build. A majority on the Senate Finance Committee agreed with university leaders urging approval of the debt package, more than half of which would go to complete engineering buildings at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. The chancellors of both schools told the panel the building would prepare thousands of students in growing fields, including nanonengineering and bioengineering at A&T. Most of the students would remain in the state, where they are more likely to create companies that would generate high-tech jobs for North Carolina citizens, new N.C. State University Chancellor Randy Woodson said. “This certainly is the most difficult of times but we understand that investing in this future will continue to place North Carolina at the lead of the pack,” Woodson told lawmakers before all Democrats joined a few Republicans in voting for the package. The bill could come to the full Senate as early as Wednesday. The proposed $450.9 million package, which wouldn’t require statewide voter approval like traditional bonds, would set aside $161.5 million for N.C. State’s fourth engineering building on the Centennial Campus in west Raleigh and $104.4 million to A&T to replace the current McNair Building on campus. There would also be $130 million for repairs and renovations to state and university buildings and $55 million to buy equipment for community colleges and University of North Carolina system campuses.

Man gets life for killing

WILMINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of beating an Oak Island restaurant owner with bedposts during a robbery. The StarNews of Wilmington reported Tuesday a jury found 21-year-old Joshua Caudill guilty of firstdegree murder. Prosecutors say Caudill and another man waited for Phillip Cook to come home in July 2007, beating him and stealing $560. Authorities say the men and two women who drove them to Cook’s home used the money to buy heroin.

N.C. House developing plan in case Medicaid money fails

RALEIGH (AP) — House Democrats said Tuesday they’re still planning to run their state government budget through the chamber this week expecting to receive nearly $500 million in extra Medicaid money although Congress can’t decide whether to give it. The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $112 billion spending package last week that left out a provision that would have given $24 billion in matching Medicaid funds to the states to extend a more generous formula for six more months, through June 2011. The state Senate and House budget proposals for North Carolina are balanced based on the expectations the state will receive its share of the Medicaid money, or $490 million. House budget-writers are assembling a backup plan that would direct Gov. Beverly Perdue how to handle the shortfall should Congress ultimately withhold the money, said Rep. Mickey Michaux, D-Durham, senior co-chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Catawba Valley Community College President Garrett Hinshaw said the Hickory school has created a 27,000-squarefoot simulated hospital on campus that will allow it to double its nursing degree program. But it needs $1.2 million for equipment so the hospital can open this fall and provide its growing student body with contemporary training. Most GOP senators voted against the package, saying it makes no sense to borrow when the state could face a $3 billion shortfall next year. The additional debt payment would send the state over a self-imposed debt limit generated by a committee led by State Treasurer Janet Cowell. For years, Democrats have identified this target as one they didn’t want to surpass. The package would add another $39 million to the more than $600 million in debt service the state already must pay annually on more than $6 billion in debt. “Would you do that in your personal life if you found out they were going to cut you back one day a week,” said Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham. “Are you going to go out and buy a new car? I

don’t care how much you need and want. You’re not going to be doing that. And we shouldn’t be doing that for the state.” The additional debt would raise the state’s annual debt service to an amount equal to 4.25 percent of state revenues used for operating expenses. An annual debt study created by Cowell’s committee recommended that North Carolina’s debt service stay at or below 4 percent to help protect its top-level credit rating. Deputy Treasurer Vance Holloman pointed out the study placed a ceiling on the debt of 4.75 percent. But one of the primary bill sponsors, GOP Sen. Richard Stevens of Wake County, said the state remains very conservative when it comes to borrowing. North Carolina is one of seven states without the top-level rating. The state could save up to 30 percent on construction cost as interest rates remain low and contractors are looking for work, said Sen. Tony Foriest, D-Alamance, the other primary sponsor. “I would say to you we can’t afford not to do this,” Stevens said.

Man drowns trying to help child EMERALD ISLE (AP) — A North Carolina man has drowned while trying to rescue a child in the water off Emerald Isle. Multiple media outlets reported that 31-year-old Jeremy Lee Crandall of Hubert was pronounced dead Sunday at Carteret General Hospital. Emerald Isle police say several surfers tried to help three children who were in distress in the water. When emergency officials arrived, all three children were safe, but Crandall was missing. Witnesses say they last saw Crandall giving his surfboard to one of the drowning children. Emergency workers later found Crandall in the water.

Bank rules aim to slow foreclosure RALEIGH (AP) — New rules approved by North Carolina banking regulators could help fight home foreclosures. The rules taking effect Tuesday say that companies that service mortgages must stop foreclosure activity once a homeowner asks for a loan modification. Lenders now go ahead with the foreclosure process at the same time they’re negotiating with homeowners over how much they can pay on a mortgage. Because of backlogs from so many homeowners seeking help, processing delays have led to some needlessly losing their homes. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the rules do not apply to banks or savings and loans and the North Carolina Banking Commission doesn’t regulate federally chartered banks like Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

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Our Views Voters should seek substance


t is just late spring and there is plenty of time remaining before the election this fall and already the political chatter is getting shrill. Perhaps now would be a good time for people to stop and remember that we are conducting an election, not a shouting match. The voters of Rutherford County need to hear what candidates are saying about important issues, not ideological ramblings. Voters need to hear specific details about what budget items the candidates think can be cut or where they think money needs to be spent, not chants about taxes being too high. Voters need to hear how a candidate will approach the recruiting process to get new jobs, not complaints about how it has been done in the past. In short, what the voters need and what they really want is substance. Political candidates can say a lot of things. The question is can they actually do them? And if they do them, what will the results be? The future of Rutherford County cannot be put at risk. If a candidate wants to win votes here they should answer this simple question: what can you do for Rutherford County and can you prove it will work?

Our readers’ views Would welcome real talk with Tea Party To the editor: Reading Mr. J.T. Russell’s letter of May 27, I was struck by the contrast between the first and last paragraphs. In the first, he complains that Ray Crawford has made judgments about Tea Party members without ever having been to a meeting of that group. In the last, he welcomes to their meetings all who agree with them. How sad that we as a people seem to want to associate only with those who agree with our own opinions. I did attend a Tea Party gathering on Tax Day in 2009 at the Rutherford Courthouse. Several people said or implied that I didn’t belong there; a few engaged me in spirited debate; one, when logic failed her, resorted to name-calling. I would be pleased to attend one of your meetings, for a reasoned discussion of issues. However, I do not use computers, so do not know where or when you meet. If you and your members are interested in thoughtful discussion, I am in the phone book and am at home most evenings. Russell Thomas Forest City

Says writer wrong to publish criticism To the editor: I would like to offer a rebuttal to Paul McIntosh’s letter about the lack of candidate attendance at the recent first budget workshop meeting. What Mr. McIntosh failed to mention was that the reason that Rob Bole was the only candidate in attendance was that the Democratic candidate, Mr.

Bole, was the only candidate told about the budget meeting, having received a personal invitation from Mr. McIntosh. In fact, Mr. McIntosh failed to notify either Julius Owens of Bill Eckler, the two Republican candidates. Perhaps Mr. McIntosh’s lack of courtesy towards the candidates of his own party accounts for why he isn’t one of them. Gordon Pendarvis Forest City

Says news picture unfair to candidates To the editor: As a rule I am a laid back kind of guy and it takes a lot to get me rallied. The Daily Courier managed to do that with their 5/25 front page picture of Paul McIntosh and the two candidates that he is supporting. Gail Strickland and Rob Boles. There were other candidates attending the budget delibertions and for their picture and names not to be mentioned this comes off looking like a campaign advertisement for Strickland and Boles. I think an injustice has been done here and apologies are due to the other candidates that were at that meeting. And I would hope that with the elections coming up that our local newspaper will be fair and unbiased with all of the candidates. Pete Russell Rutherfordton

Says writer missed some key points To the editor: After reading Tara Wright’s letter addressing the Obama Administration’s handling of the Gulf Oil Spill I offer the following. I agree with most of what Ms.

Wright has to say with the following exception. I believe the current Administration has been involved in trying to solve this disaster from the beginning. Keep in mind that this type of accident is unprecedented in history. Evidence shows that our military leaders informed government officials early on that a military based resolution was out of the question. Military brass advised the Administration to let the oil industry handle the disaster with the viable solutions they claimed to have in place. Clearly this has not been the case prompting public outcry for government to fix this mess. As we suffer through this disaster I hope two thoughts stay fresh in our minds. First, America can no longer snub the exploration of alternative fuel sources and continue our dependency on oil. Second, former VP Dick Cheney helped advance the deregulation which empowered Big Oil to explore and develop areas such as where this disaster occurred. Once again deregulation has come back to bite America! Ron Atchley Forest City

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Fighting, fussing and legislating — ah, politics! RALEIGH – The North Carolina General Assembly has been in town for more than two weeks now, and most of legislators’ focus has been on putting together a state budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Still, it is an election year. Even if there’s not much to fuss and feud about just yet, Democrats and Republicans have perfected the art of fighting over nothing. Here are a few things that they’ve been beating on each other about: n It’s no secret that Gov. Beverly Perdue and her administration hope to win some federal grant money for public schools under what’s called the Race to the Top program. North Carolina missed the target when the

Today in North Carolina Scott Mooneyham

feds handed out the first round of grants. Republicans quickly jumped on the state’s cap on independent charter schools – schools that the Obama administration supports – as a reason. Perdue and legislative Democrats don’t want to miss again. To improve the state’s standing, they fashioned legislation creating three options to redesign 135 or so low-performing schools. The bill was dubbed “charter schools lite” when one of

the options looked a lot like a charter school, minus an independent board of trustees to run it. Republicans thought the exercise a bit absurd. Every chance they got, they yelled at Democrats to take a more direct approach, to lift the cap on charter schools. More charter schools is what the Obama administration really wants, said Republican state Rep. Nelson Dollar of Wake County. Sure, but it’s not exactly what the Democrat-friendly teachers’ union wants. n Looking to shore up their election standing, legislative Democrats have been tripping over themselves coming up with tax breaks ideas for small business. The state’s budget picture isn’t pretty, but Senate

Democrats scraped up $40 million to cap small business taxes at the same rate paid by larger corporations. House Democrats, following Perdue’s lead, want to provide tax credits for hiring, for providing health insurance for employees, and for investing in new equipment. Republicans call the tax breaks “gimmicks.” “Will anyone hire anyone because of that tax credit? I don’t think so,” House Minority Leader Paul “Skip” Stam said of one of the House Democrats’ proposals. Apparently the only good tax break is a Republican tax break. Or, maybe partisanship has become so intense in Raleigh that Republicans oppose even tax breaks that Democrats favor. n Meanwhile, Senate

Minority Leader Phil Berger wants to make tax penalties go both ways. He filed a bill to require the state to pay taxpayers a penalty when the Department of Revenue fails to provide a refunds within 45 days of a tax return being filed. The Rockingham County Republican’s bill comes after two straight years in which the state has managed a budget shortfall, in part, by delaying tax returns. Berger’s bill might serve as an incentive to hurry up those returns. If not, where will the money for those penalties come from? Oh yeah, taxpayers. The election can’t come soon enough, can it? Mooneyham is executive director of the capitol Press Association.

The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Margaret Fuhrer

Margaret Elizabeth Fuhrer, 82, of Rutherfordton, died But they dropped the DUI- Monday, May 31, 2010. Born in East Aurora, N.Y., 3 count and offered a plea she was the daughter of the for the two misdemeanors late Millard Cotton and in part because of a records issue in Mecklenburg County, Florence Benson. In addition to her parents, she was preN.C., that likely would have led to litigation about wheth- ceded in death by her husband, Fred J. Fuhrer Jr. er the person convicted in She was of the Catholic that case was the same Shane faith. McBrayer, Cahill said. She is survived by three The Superior Court in children, Maryann White of Mecklenburg County notiBostic, Fred J. Fuhrer III of fied Vermont authorities Alabama and Rynn Fuhrer that some of its documentaof Ontario, N.Y.; a brother, tion for McBrayer’s convicRobert Cotton of Sarasota, tions and others’ had been Fla.; a sister, Mildred Cama destroyed when the court of Webster, N.Y.; a half moved to a computer-based index, meaning that Vermont brother, Thomas Cotton prosecutors would have been of East Aurora, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; four greatvulnerable to a challenge grandchildren; and several if they went to trial on the nieces and nephews. DUI-3 charge, Cahill said. A funeral Service will be The drunk driving cases held Thursday at 4 p.m. in were part of a long criminal the Chapel of Macon Funeral record that includes convicHome. The Rev. Steve Reeves tions for robbery, burglary, will officiate. Burial will be shoplifting, disorderly conin Woodlawn Cemetery. duct and underage possesThe family will receive sion of alcohol. friends one hour prior to the In the Jan. 23 incident, service at the funeral home. McBrayer drew the attenMacon Funeral Home is in tion of team officials because charge of the arrangements. of erratic driving. They called Woodstock police, saying they suspected he Online condolences can be made might be drunk. The hockey at team’s coach eventually got McBrayer to pull over, but Evelyn Mauney he took the keys out of the Evelyn Hamrick Mauney, ignition and bolted from the 88, of 991 McKinney Mill scene. Road, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at the SECU Hospice House of Rutherford County. Born in Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Elijah and Effie Goforth Hamrick. She was a former teacher freed on a custody release. and homemaker and a mem(FCPD) ber of Bethel Baptist Church, n David Brian Haga, 25, where she was a member of 2167 Cooper’s Gap Road, of the Fellowship Sunday Rutherfordton; charged with driving while impaired, School Class. She is survived by her husband, Ivey Ray left of center and failure to reduce speed; freed on a cus- Mauney; a daughter, Donna Ray South of Savannah, Ga.; tody release. (RPD) a sister, Bonnie Houser of n Billy Claude Baxter Jr., Fayetteville; and two grand29, of 195 Maple St., Apt. 4; daughters. charged with driving while Funeral services will be impaired and no operator’s Thursday at 3 p.m. at Bethel license; freed on a custody Baptist Church with the release. (RPD) Rev. David Easler, and Drs. Wayne Blackwood and Ron EMS/Rescue Williams officiating. Burial n The Rutherford County will follow in the church EMS responded to 17 E-911 cemetery. Visitation will be calls Monday. held one hour prior to the n The Volunteer Life service in the Family Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Center of Bethel Baptist Nut Gorge EMS and Church and other times at Rutherford County Rescue the home. responded to one E-911 call Memorials may be made Monday. to Bethel Baptist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 635, Ellenboro, NC 28040 Fire Calls or Hospice of Rutherford n Bostic firefighters County, P.O. Box 336, Forest responded to a residential City, NC 28043. fire alarm. McKinney-Landreth n Cherry Mountain fireFuneral Home is serving the fighters responded to an Mauney family. industrial fire alarm. n Forest City firefighters A guest register is available responded to an appliance online at www.mckinneylanfire. n Sandy Mush firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident and to an appliance Bill Williams William “Bill” Byron fire. Williams Jr., 53, of Old Lincolnton Road, Shelby, Accidents died Monday, May 31, 2010, n Angela Jefferson, 21, at his home. of Forest City, was taken Born in Gaston County, he to Rutherford Hospital at was a son of the late William 4 a.m. Saturday after she Byron Williams Sr. and Alice wrecked a 1993 Chevrolet Walls Williams. truck on Doggett Road. The He was employed by Highway Patrol reported she Parker-Hannifin of Forest ran off the left side of the City. road, struck a utility pole, Survivors include his wife and came to a rest against of 28 years, Diane Cole the pole. She was taken to Williams; three sons, Chris the hospital by Rutherford Williams of Winston-Salem, County EMS where she was Travis Williams and Mitchell treated. She was charged Williams, both of Shelby; a with driving while impaired, daughter, Haley Williams of reckless driving and no seat Shelby; a sister, Patsy Lee of belt. Shelby; and four grandchiln Carla Loetscher, 37, of dren. Union Mills was driving a Vistiation will be held 197 Ford SUV on Stallings Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 Road, off U.S. Hwy. 64, p.m. at Stamey Funeral on Saturday at 7:21 p.m. Home in Fallston. The when she ran off the road funeral will be Thursday at to the right and hit a tree. 3 p.m. at Stamey Funeral She and three passengers Home Chapel with the Rev. were injured but were not Ed Kuykendall officiating. transported to the hospital, Burial will follow in Rose according to the Highway Hill Memorial Park. Patrol. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Editor’s note: The arrest Carolinas Chapter, 6000 reports from the Rutherford Fairview Road, Suite 200, County Jail were unavailCharlotte, NC 28210. able Tuesday. The informa-

Police Notes Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 136 E-911 calls Monday. n Sonya Clemmer Moore reported the theft of a motor vehicle. n Steven Edward Burns reported damage to a gas line at a residence. n David Allen Chandler reported broken windows on a camper trailer. n Nicki Renea Wood reported a broken side-view mirror on a motor vehicle. n Robert Eugene Earwood reported the theft of an RCA camcorder and other items. n Franklin Hines reported damage to a door and the theft of items. n Edith Nell Melton reported the theft of various items. n Joe Nathan Bristol reported the theft of a motor vehicle and various items. n Allison Mae Craft reported the theft of a digital camera and MP4 player. n Joseph Spencer Walker reported the theft of a lawn mower motor, a car battery and tow dolly ramps. n Mitchum Chad Hardin reported the theft of money and other items. n Brigit Denise Egnatowski reported the theft of a flatscreen television and DVD player.


n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 35 E-911 calls Monday.


n The Spindale Police Department responded to 40 E-911 Monday.

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

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n The Forest City Police Department responded to 55 E-911 calls Monday. n Thomas Johnson reported an incident of found property. n Teresa Lowrance reported a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny. n Dekota Marie Smith reported a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny.


n William Nathaniel Vance, 40, of Savannah Street, Spindale; charged with driving while impaired;



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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont school bus driver who drove drunk when he took a bus full of high school hockey players to a game pleaded guilty Tuesday in a deal that calls for up to 18 months in jail. Shane K. McBrayer, 30, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol DUI-2 and negligent operation of a motor vehicle — both misdemeanors — for having a .134 blood-alcohol content when he drove the Mount Mansfield Union High School boys’ hockey team to Woodstock in January. McBrayer, who made no comment about the plea in court, was taken away by sheriff’s deputies afterward. He will serve 30 days in jail and then will be eligible for transfer to Georgia, where he is on probation for a pursesnatching, said Vermont prosecutor David Cahill. McBrayer originally was charged with reckless endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol. Prosecutors later upgraded the drunk driving charge to DUI-3, a felony, after learning about his previous drunk driving convictions — in North Carolina in 2002 and in Georgia in 2004.

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Lee Causby The Rev. Lee Causby, 80, of 1003 Old Hollis Road, Ellenboro, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Hospice House. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Harrelson Funeral Home.

James Abrams James Pruitt Abrams, 90, of Rock Hill, S.C., died Sunday, May 30, 2010, in Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson, S.C. He was the son of the late James C. and Kate Pruitt Abrams of Whitmire, S.C. He was a graduate of Clemson University and worked in the textiles industry for 40 years with J.P. Stevens and The Kendall Co. He served four years in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Green Abrams; one son, John Pruitt Abrams of Rutherfordton; one sister, Frances Abrams of Rutherfordton; three grandsons; and one great-grandson. Graveside services were held Tuesday at Green Creek First Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Mike Snelgrove officiating. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the donor’s choice. An online guest register may be signed at

Katherine Earley Katherine Henderson Earley, 89, of Railroad Avenue, Rutherfordton, died Monday, May 31, 2010, at Hospice House of Forest City. Born in Spartanburg County, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Rev. Henry Henderson and Lula Yarborough Henderson. She was a retired textile employee having worked for many years at Stonecutter Mills Corporation and later Burlington Industries, Caroleen Plant. She was also a lifelong member of Second Baptist Church of Rutherfordton, where she was active in all aspects of the church including being a former Sunday School teacher and nursery worker. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, the late Roland Earley who died in 1991. Survivors include her daughter, Dianne Earley Byers; a sister, Stella H. Wilbanks of Gainesville, Ga.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. in The Padgett and King Chapel with the Rev. Brandon Wood officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, Family Life Center, Rutherfordton, or Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 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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Deaths Louise Bourgeois NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women’s deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, died Monday. She was 98. Bourgeois had continued creating artwork — her latest pieces were finished just last week — before suffering a heart attack Saturday night. The artist died at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, where she lived. Working in a wide variety of materials, she tackled themes relating to male and female bodies and emotions of anger, betrayal, even murder. Her work reflected influences of surrealism, primitivism and the early modernist sculptors. Bourgeois’ work was almost unknown to the wider art world until she was 70, when New York’s Museum of Modern Art presented a solo show of her career in 1982. Among the honors coming to her were a National Medal of Arts, awarded by President Clinton in 1997. In October, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y. In 2001, thousands of tourists saw her work “Spiders” when it was exhibited on the plaza at Rockefeller Center. In 2007-08, an elaborate retrospective of her career, from the 1940s onward, was displayed at the Tate Modern in London, the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Andrew Koppel NEW YORK (AP) — A son of former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel was found dead in an apartment after a day of bar hopping with a man he’d just met, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. A drunken Andrew Koppel, 40, had been placed in a back bedroom of the Manhattan apartment to sleep it off and had been dead at least four hours before anyone realized, said Belinda Caban, who lives in the apartment. The cause of his death hadn’t been determined, but there was no evidence indicating a crime, police said.

Evelyn Mauney Evelyn Hamrick Mauney, 88, of 991 McKinney Mill Road, Ellenboro, died Monday, May 31, 2010 at the SECU Hospice House of Rutherford County. A native of Rutherford County Evelyn was born February 14, 1922, a daughter of the late Elijah and Effie Goforth Hamrick. She was a former teacher and homemaker and a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She is survived by her husband, Ivey Ray Mauney; one daughter, Donna Ray South and husband, John of Savannah Ga.; one sister, Bonnie Houser of Fayetteville, NC and two granddaughters, Lorri Ray South and Abigail Elaine South. Funeral services will be held 3:00 P.M. Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. David Easler, Dr. Wayne Blackwood and Dr. Ron Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center of Bethel Baptist Church and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 635, Ellenboro, NC 28040 or Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is serving the Mauney family. A guest online register is available at:

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DNA collection bill clears panel Meetings/other Alanon meetings: Lake Lure Alanon Family Group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at Lake Lure Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure; call 625-0456 for additional information. Half-price sale: June 3-5, Hospice Resale Store, Forest City; storewide half price sale including clothing, collectibles, housewares, books, furniture and more; also includes selected clothing already priced at 25 cents. Now accepting Visa and Mastercard.

RALEIGH (AP) — Mothers who believe expanded DNA collection would have brought swifter justice for their murdered daughters faced off Tuesday against rights groups who warned against expanding databases of genetic markers. A state House judiciary committee then advanced a bill that would direct that DNA samples be collected from suspects arrested for serious crimes, rather than waiting for a conviction. The data would be destroyed if charges are dismissed or a suspect was never charged. Lawmakers are grappling with how

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Miscellaneous Fish Fry/Chicken Plate: Angel Divine Faith Church selling dinners at the Temple Of Jesus Church in Lake Lure, NC on Saturday, June 5, 2010 starting at 10 a.m. All plates will be $8 and they come with fish or chicken, sides of your choice, dessert and drink. Public is welcome. 5k run: “Race to the Fountain” 5k run/walk & 1/2 mile fun run. Saturday, June 5. Starting at the fountain in downtown Forest City at 8 a.m. 1/2 mile run immediately following 5k. Race day registration: 6:30am-7:30 am. 5k run/ walk $25; 1/2 mile fun run free. Any questions call 828-447-7225. Sim’s -Guffey Reunion: Sunday, June 6, 1 p.m. at Piedmont Pleasant Hill Clubhouse on Maple Creek Rd. Lunch served to family and friends; come with filled lunch basket and drinks. Plates, forks, cups, ice and napkins provided. Mobile Food Pantry: Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 Ferry Rd, Mooreboro, Tuesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. Please bring a basket/box for item collection. For more info, please call the church at 657-5931.

Fundraisers Community Yard Sale: Saturday, June 5, 7 a.m. to noon at Fair Haven Home. Benefits go to Relay for Life. Yard Sale: Saturday, June 5, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Golden Valley United Methodist Church 1269 Golden Valley Church Rd Bostic, sausage and jelly biscuits, hot dog lunch, proceeds go toward missions and building fund. Contact Judy Hall 287-0328 for questions. 4th Annual yard sale: Saturday, June 12, 6 to 11 a.m., at Big Dave’s Family Sea Food; Wayne Rollins of Rollins Cafeteria will be selling pancake breakfast for $6 per person (plus tax); ages 3-10, $3; all you can eat; yard sale, sponsored by Eaton Corporation, includes all Relay teams; contact Wavolyn Norville at 286-7770 to reserve space; all proceeds go toward ACS Relay For Life.

Religion Memorial Celebration 2010 hosted by Mt. Pleasant CME Church in Union Mills: June 2-4 - Three Day Revival at 7 p.m. with Rev. Eleanor Miller, New Zion CME Church and Green Creek. June 5 - Prayer Breakfast, 9 a.m. at club house. June 6 - Special Memorial Service and Honoring of Senior Citizens with Rev. V. Meredith, pastor of Jones Tabernacle CME, NC along with choir and dancers at 3 p.m. Chase Baptist Church, 50th Homecoming Jubliee, Sunday, June 6, 10:30 a.m. Celebrating 50 years of ministry. Special music with the Chase Baptist Choir and the Chase Brothers. Guest Preachers Rev. Marvin Green and Rev. Randy McCraw. Dinner and fellowship after service. Vacation Bible School 2010: “Saddle Ridge Ranch” Lake Lure Baptist Church 6837 US Highway 64/74A Lake Lure. June 20-24Supper 6 p.m. VBS rally 6:30-8:45 p.m. Ages 3 to sixth grade. VBS commencement service, Thursday, June 24, 8:30 p.m. Contact person Lilani Roos 828-429-8826. Vacation Bible School: “God is my Hero” Monday June 21-Friday June 25 6 p.m. The Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church 1938 Hwy. 221-A Caroleen community. Transportation is available. Call 657-9446 for more information. Vacation Bible School: June 21-25, 6-8:30 p.m. Harmon Street Baptist Church 398 Harmon Street, Forest City. Ages 3-18. As a part of it’s VBS., First Baptist Church Forest City will be offering an adult study on “How to Understand the Bible” on July 12-15 from 11-11:45 a.m. Topics of study will include: “What’s in It For Me?” The study will be taught by Spencer Price, a retired pastor.

ICC classes Beginner Golf Instruction: Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m., May 17 June 28; instructor Golf Pro Denny West; fee $100; course #17198. Summer classes are also listed at To register call 286-3636, ext. 346.

judge noted that Bailey was out on bond from the baseball bat incident when the shooting occurred, an incident in which shots were fired and someone was wounded in the stomach. Had the plea been accepted, Bailey would have become the fifth person to accept pleas and be sentenced in the shooting case. In an earlier court session, Ethan Tyler Calton, who was identified as the shooter, was sentenced to 64 to 86 months in a Department of Correction facility. Robert Lee Myers Jr. was sentenced to 59 to 80 months in a DOC facility. Myers reportedly provided the handgun and walked up to the Miller residence with Calton. Tony Jeffery Hodge Jr. and Bretton Aaron Norris each received 50- to 78-month terms, which were suspended. The two were placed on supervised intensive probation. Jacob Matthew Sellars has not yet come to court for his alleged role in the shooting. So far, the ones who went to the

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also expects a $1 million grant from the N.C. Rural Center for reimbursement on the project. But board members bristled at the idea of the 3 percent pay raise. “I cannot support a 3 percent salary increase,” board member Mickey Bland said. “Not because the employees don’t deserve it, but because of the public perception. “Rutherford County is giving no raise, Rutherfordton is giving no raise and my own employees in the town of Spindale haven’t gotten a raise in three years,” Bland said. “If I vote to give a raise here, it would be like me

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Greenway, the 2010 chair for March for Babies, is asking Rutherford Countians to reach out and continue its drive to raise money for premature babies. “Our children are the future of our community,” said Greenway. “It is for our community and our future that we support the March of Dimes in providing help and hope for babies and their families, we are reaching out to the entire community and asking for their help.” Toward that end, Greenway and the March for babies team have come up with another fundraising plan. Many community leaders and businesses will be receiving a mock war-

to balance the promise of DNA tools. They are trying to tailor the good of preventing some crimes by identifying and locking up repeat offenders sooner against fears of misusing an individual’s most intimate biological identifiers. “We’re all concerned about this slippery slope that we’re getting ready to get on,” said Rep. Larry Hall, D-Durham. The federal government and nearly half the country’s states have laws allowing collection of DNA samples without waiting for proof of guilt. They include Alaska and Tennessee,

which passed laws after suspects in high-profile slayings were identified with the help of DNA databases. The mothers of both victims urged North Carolina lawmakers to pass similar legislation. But spokesmen for the American Civil Liberties Union and the gunrights group Grass Roots North Carolina warned that expanding DNA collection poses problems. The state has too often seen data lost or stolen to believe that it couldn’t happen to DNA data, said Grass Roots North Carolina spokesman John Landreth.

door that night received active sentences, and the ones who waited in the truck received suspended sentences. Bailey’s plea arrangement and sentencing would have followed that pattern. But the judge’s action sent Bailey back to the Rutherford County Jail and put the matter on hold for now. Chief Assistant District Attorney Alex Bass summarized the two cases for the judge. Bailey, then 16, reportedly didn’t like his mother’s boyfriend. He went to his mother house one day and allegedly knocked out the windows of the boyfriend’s van with a baseball bat. Then Bailey went back, Bass said, and attacked the mother’s boyfriend with another baseball bat. The victim reportedly suffered a fractured eye socket and a broken nose. Bass then related details of the shooting incident. Bailey, driving a pickup truck, reportedly met up with five teenaged friends on Jan. 16, and they agreed they needed money. Norris reportedly said “he knew a fellow who was a drug dealer (speaking of Miller),” Bass continued, and they decided to rob him. The teens allegedly stopped at Myers’ uncle’s home and Myers stole a handgun.

Miller, hsis wife, and three young children reportedly were in the house when the teens, in Bailey’s truck, arrived at the Miller residence. Bass said that since Miller did not know the men, he did not respond to the knock on the door. The two men eventually turned and started to walk away. About that time, Bass continued, Miller came to the door and asked who the men were. At that point, Bass said, Calton turned and pulled the gun, apparently thinking he was going to be shot. Calton reportedly fired about three rounds, one of which went through the door and hit Miller. Defense attorney Marvin Sparrow told the judge that he felt the sentence was appropriate.

thumbing my nose at those employees in Spindale.” Board member Rob Bole agreed and added, “If you call it a cost of living adjustment (COLA), there is no basis for the COLA based on the consumer price index. It’s not because I don’t think the employees deserve it, they do. But if it weren’t for the customers we wouldn’t have a water authority. And if it weren’t for our employees we couldn’t operate. Also, the county employees aren’t just not getting a raise, they are facing a proposed 1.25 percent cut in their 401ks and a proposed three-day furlough.” The authority is also facing an increase in charges for hauling away sludge, as it must be taken to a lined landfill in South Carolina.

Bole campaigned for a consumer rate increase of 2 percent instead of 3 percent, but board member Tommy Hardin said that would “upset the apple cart later down the road” with regard to bond payments. Hunnicutt explained that the 3 percent rate increase would generate about $141,000 in additional revenue and said every penny was needed to cover the authority’s bond payments. She also pointed to rising costs from a 7 percent utility rate increase from Duke Energy. The board set the public hearing on the budget for June 22 at 5:15 p.m. at Rutherfordton Town Hall.

rant from Greenway in the mail asking them to contribute. Funds from March for Babies helps give every baby a healthy start and raises urgently needed funds for research and programs that help women have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

He is very active. He takes violin and piano lessons. He sings in the youth choir at Forest City First Baptist Church. He plays basketball, baseball, tennis and soccer. With the Rutherford County chapter and other chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality, said Elizabeth Franklin, MOD community director.

At the annual March for Babies here in April, 10-year-old Jacob Hill was honored to be the Ambassador Child for Rutherford County. His mother Tina Hill said March of Dimes research played a significant role in helping Jacob survive. The Hills shared their story to help the March of Dimes raise awareness and funds to help all babies get a healthy start. Today Jacob weighs almost 90 pounds and is over 4-feet tall. He is healthy and does really well in school.

Sparrow said he had obtained a psychological evaluation on Bailey that indicated he had conflicts with his mother’s boyfriend and “was in a rage that evening” when he struck the boyfriend. He said the shooting incident was a matter of Bailey “letting himself be taken along.” Contact Dale via e-mail at

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For those receiving “mock” arrest warrants in the mail from Greenway, monetary donations should be mailed to the March of Dimes Division Office, 1220-G Commerce St, Conover, NC 28613. Contact Gordon via e-mail at

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Honors & Hi-Toms at McNair White’s walk-off sent WCU to title game CHARLESTON, S.C. — Western Carolina’s Tyler White laced a bases-loaded, one-out single to right field to score Ross Heffley from third base as the Catamounts scored one in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally past seventhseeded Appalachian State, 7-6, in walk-off fashion at the 2010 Southern Conference Baseball Championship. The win lifted Western Carolina into the Southern Conference title game against The Citadel on Sunday, May 30. The Catamounts fell to the Citadel in the championship tilt, 10-3. The Citadel earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Baseball Championships, but Western Carolina was not awarded an at-large bid. The Catamounts finished the season with a record of 37-21-1. White, the son of former Chase High head coach Brian White, played his high school ball at Chase.

Forest City Owls’ pitcher Ryan Arrowood tips his cap to the crowd after receiving his 2009 CPL Pitcher of the Year award in a pre-game ceremony at McNair Field Tuesday. Arrowood shared the honor with his former teammate Spencer Patton. Neither Arrowood nor Patton lost a game in 2009. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier

Owls buzz Hi-Toms, 2-1 By JACOB CONLEY Daily Courier Sports Reporter

Chase High seeking HOF nominees CHASE — Chase High is seeking nominations for the school’s Sports Hall of Fame. Applications can be picked up in the offices of Chase High. For additional information, please call (828) 245-5883.

MLB plans ‘stern’ talk with ump Bill Hohn HOUSTON (AP) — A Major League Baseball official says umpire Bill Hohn will be addressed “in a very stern way” after a confrontation with Houston pitcher Roy Oswalt led to the ejection of the Astros’ ace. Bob Watson, the vice president in charge of discipline, rules and on-field operations for MLB, tells Houston television station KRIV that Oswalt will not be penalized further after Monday’s incident. Watson says Hohn will get a phone call from Mike Port, baseball’s vice president in charge of umpires. After missing the strike zone with a pitch against Washington’s Josh Willingham, Oswalt looked toward the first base line and yelled something. Hohn took off his mask and yelled at Oswalt, who responded, “I ain’t talking to you!” Hohn then ejected Oswalt.

King James-to-King CLEVELAND (AP) — One month from the start of the NBA’s free agency frenzy, LeBron James has handicapped his field of suitors. In his first interview since the Cavs’ season ended with a shocking, second-round loss to Boston, James told CNN’s Larry King that Cleveland has “an edge” to re-sign him when the greatest collection of free agents in league history hits the open market on July 1.

Local Sports BASEBALL American Legion 7 p.m. RC Post 423 at Asheville

On TV 12 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis French Open, Men’s Quarterfinals. 1 p.m. (TS) MLB Baseball Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves. 8 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Baseball Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals.

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Forest City Owls’ Grant Buckner singles during the game Tuesday.

FOREST CITY — Forest City got stellar pitching efforts from Jeremy Fant, Brett Stackhouse and Chase Boruff as the three hurlers combined for a twohitter and surrendered only one run in a 2-1 victory over Thomasville at McNair Field Tuesday. Things got off to a good start for the home team as Will Skinner dropped a blooper down the 1st baseline with one out. Skinner promptly stole second and came home on a line drive single by Grant Buckner.

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Duke’s lacrosse title helps seniors find closure By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

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Members of the Duke team celebrate after defeating Notre Dame 6-5 in overtime to win the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament championship game Monday, May 31, 2010, in Baltimore.

DURHAM — After scoring the goal that won Duke its first lacrosse championship, C.J. Costabile emerged from the on-field pile and saw senior Tom Clute. “He’s not an emotional guy, and to see a tear in his eye and just kind of a look of relief, like, ‘We finally did it,’ I almost broke down,” Costabile said Tuesday. Clute and the rest of the upperclassmen had good reason for getting choked up. They finally had some closure. Their roller-coaster careers began with “Duke lacrosse” holding a much different meaning — when an infamous, now-discredited rape case was brought against three players. “Four years have gone by really fast and really slow,” said senior defender Parker McKee. “Incredible highs. Incredible lows. ... But to go out this way, I’m so pumped for myself, so pumped for (classmates) Max (Quinzani) and (Terrence Molinari), because we did have a difficult decision to make, and we made the right one.”

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Federer stunned at French Open PARIS (AP) — His French Open reign suddenly over, his record streak of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals done, too, Roger Federer paused briefly as he trudged off court at dusk, acknowledging the fans’ applause with a polite smile and a quick wave. He’s certainly not used to bidding adieu so soon. Bothered by the pouring rain and his big-hitting foe, the top-seeded Federer wasted a lead and plenty of openings Tuesday, succumbing to No. 5 Robin Soderling of Sweden 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. If Soderling’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he stunned four-time champion Rafael Nadal in the French Open’s fourth round last year, before losing to Federer in the final. For the first time in six years, the men’s semifinals at a major tennis tournament will not involve 16-time Grand Slam champion Federer. Associated Press “They all come to an end at some stage. You hope they don’t happen, but they do. Roger Federer, left, shakes hands with Robin Soderling after being defeated in a Please see French Open, Page 9A

quarter final match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday.

8A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Red Bull swaps crews for Mears, Speed

MOORESVILLE (AP) — Red Bull Racing on Tuesday swapped the crew chiefs and key team members for drivers Scott Speed and Casey Mears, a move designed to try new personnel pairings during Brian Vickers’ absence. Vickers will miss the rest of the season while undergoing treatment on blood clots in his lungs and legs, and Mears has been filling in for him in the No. 83 Toyota. The swap comes two days after Mears and Speed finished 29th and 30th in the Coca-Cola 600, and it reunites Mears with crew chief Jimmy Elledge. The two were paired together when both worked for Chip Ganassi Racing. “The whole goal is to do the best job we can until Brian returns,” said Mears, who has finished 22nd and 29th in two starts as Vickers’ replacement. “It does make some sense if you look at it from Jimmy and I having already worked together. It’s going to speed up that process. Having worked together before, it’ll be strictly what can we do to get this car to go faster, instead of trying to learn how to work with each other.” Ryan Pemberton, crew chief for Vickers’ team since the start of the 2009 season, will begin working with Speed this weekend at Pocono. Vickers, who won one race last season and made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, was 20th in points before he was sidelined with blood clots. Speed is currently 26th in the standings. “Due to the circumstances of our current situation, we have an opportunity to experiment with different personnel combinations,” general manager Jay Frye said.

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Costabile did his part to help send the seniors out on top. Duke won the school’s first NCAA championship in men’s lacrosse earlier this week by beating Notre Dame 6-5 in sudden-death overtime on Costabile’s goal 5 seconds into the extra session. From an on-the-field perspective, the Blue Devils can savor this title because it meant they’ve finally broken through their most frustrating stumbling block, having reached the title game twice before but losing both times to perennial nemesis Johns Hopkins in 2005 and ‘07. What happened during the year in between made it even more significant. In a salacious case that dominated headlines for months, a woman hired to perform as a stripper at a March 2006 team party told police she was raped by three players, allegations that led to the university’s decision to cancel the rest of that season and to the indictments of Collin Finnerty, Reade Seligmann and Dave Evans. The case ultimately unraveled and state prosecutors determined an attack never occurred, with Attorney General Roy Cooper dropping charges and declaring the three players innocent victims of a “tragic rush to accuse.” With the returning players motivated by the desire to prove wrong those who vilified them early in the case, the program returned in ‘07 — only to lose in the final to Hopkins. “I think in years past that the final game was a little more confusing for people just because they were playing for so much more,” Quinzani said. “This year, things were so much simpler, just because we were playing for the guy next to you, as opposed to this big, huge trial or whatever. But having said that, we did not only win it for our teammates, but the guys that came before us.” Quinzani and McKee were high school seniors whose commitment to Duke was tested when the case made headlines. McKee said Duke offered him a release from his letter of intent during what was “definitely a time of uncertainty for Max, Terrence and myself. “Quinzani and Terrence and I called each other, saying, ‘What’s up, man? Are we going to go somewhere else? Are we going to go here?’” McKee said. “For us, it was a very simple decision. We had an awesome time together. ... We were like, ‘Let’s just go to Duke.’” Coach John Danowski admitted the celebration was cathartic for him, too. He took over the Duke program in July 2006 from Mike Pressler, who was fired a few weeks after the team party, and his son Matt Danowski was a star with the Blue Devils from 2004-08. “It’ll be different, and for me, it’ll be a little bit sad, because that’s why I came here,” John Danowski said. “But as I get excited about next year’s incoming freshmen, and we have a great group coming in, it’ll be back to coaching. A little more normalcy than crisis management, so to speak, but it’ll be really exciting.”

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National League East Division W L Pct 29 22 .569 28 22 .560 26 26 .500 26 26 .500 26 26 .500 Central Division W L Pct Cincinnati 30 22 .577 St. Louis 30 22 .577 Chicago 24 28 .462 Milwaukee 21 30 .412 Pittsburgh 21 31 .404 Houston 17 34 .333 West Division W L Pct San Diego 31 20 .608 Los Angeles 29 22 .569 San Francisco 27 23 .540 Colorado 27 24 .529 Arizona 20 32 .385 Atlanta Philadelphia Florida New York Washington

GB — 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2 GB — — 6 8 1/2 9 12 1/2 GB — 2 3 1/2 4 11 1/2

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 L.A. Dodgers 5, Arizona 4 San Diego 18, N.Y. Mets 6 Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Florida 6, Milwaukee 4 Philadelphia at Atlanta, late Washington at Houston, late Cincinnati at St. Louis, late N.Y. Mets at San Diego, late Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, late Colorado at San Francisco, late Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 3-2) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 7-4), 1:05 p.m. Arizona (E.Jackson 3-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Monasterios 2-0), 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 4-2) at San Diego (Richard 4-3), 6:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 1-3) at Pittsburgh (Duke 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-2) at Florida (Volstad 3-6), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Lannan 2-2) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 2-7), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (LeCure 1-0) at St. Louis (Carpenter 6-1), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Francis 1-1) at San Francisco (Cain 3-4), 10:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Washington at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. American League Tampa Bay New York Toronto Boston Baltimore Minnesota Detroit Chicago Kansas City Cleveland Oakland Texas Los Angeles

East Division W L Pct 34 18 .654 31 20 .608 31 22 .585 29 23 .558 15 36 .294 Central Division W L Pct 31 20 .608 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

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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 5, Seattle 4 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 3, Baltimore 1 Cleveland 3, Detroit 2 Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Oakland at Boston, late L.A. Angels at Kansas City, late Texas at Chicago White Sox, late Minnesota at Seattle, late Wednesday’s Games Baltimore (Bergesen 3-3) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 6-1), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 4-3) at Detroit (Galarraga 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 7-2) at Toronto (Marcum 5-1), 7:07 p.m. Oakland (Sheets 2-3) at Boston (Matsuzaka 3-2), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Kazmir 3-5) at Kansas City (Davies 4-3), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Feldman 2-5) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 2-5), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Slowey 6-3) at Seattle (Cl.Lee 3-2), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Boston, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association Playoff Glance CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 4, Orlando 2 Sunday, May 16: Boston 92, Orlando 88 Tuesday, May 18: Boston 95, Orlando 92 Saturday, May 22: Boston 94, Orlando 71 Monday, May 24: Orlando 96, Boston 92, OT Wednesday, May 26: Orlando 113, Boston 92 Friday, May 28: Boston 96, Orlando 84 WESTERN CONFERENCE L.A. Lakers 4, Phoenix 2 Monday, May 17: L.A. Lakers 128, Phoenix 107 Wednesday, May 19: L.A. Lakers 124, Phoenix 112 Sunday, May 23: Phoenix 118, L.A. Lakers 109 Tuesday, May 25: Phoenix 115, L.A. Lakers 106 Thursday, May 27: L.A. Lakers 103, Phoenix 101 Saturday, May 29: 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.

HOCKEY STANLEY CUP FINALS Chicago 2, Philadelphia 0 Saturday, May 29: Chicago 6, Philadelphia 5 Monday, May 31: Chicago 2, Philadelphia 1 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.


Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX_Placed 3B Mark Teahen on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 31. Recalled INF Brent Lillibridge from Charlotte (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS_Placed INF Alexi Casilla on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Matt Tolbert from Rochester (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS_Recalled LHP Garrett Olson and RHP Sean White from Tacoma (PCL). Designated RHP Jesus Colome and RHP Kanekoa Texeira for assignment. Sent INF Jack Hannahan outright to Tacoma (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Traded LHP Dana Eveland to Pittsburgh for RHP Ronald Uviedo. National League CINCINNATI REDS_Placed RHP Mike Lincoln on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Carlos Fisher to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Logan Ondrusek and RHP Enerio Del Rosario from Louisville. HOUSTON ASTROS_Placed RHP Chris Sampson on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Casey Daigle from Round Rock (PCL). Designated RHP Evan Englebrook for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS_Purchased the contract of INF Aaron Miles from Springfield (Texas). Optioned OF Allen Craig to Memphis (PCL). Eastern League READING PHILLIES_Assigned RHP John Ennis to Williamsport (NYP). Called up RHP Josh Fogg from Williamsport. Carolina League WINSTON-SALEM DASH_Announced OF Jordan Cheatham has been assigned to Kannapolis (SAL). FOOTBALL National Football League SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Signed TE Anthony McCoy to a multiyear contract. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS_Signed DB Alex Suber. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS_Signed D Nicklas Lidstrom to a one-year contract. FLORIDA PANTHERS_Agreed to terms on an entry-level contract with G Jacob Markstrom. ST. LOUIS BLUES_Signed C Jori Lehtera. Named Scott Mellanby assistant coach. American Hockey League MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS_Named Aaron Sims manager of broadcasting and outreach. SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION_Activated G Matt Reis from the disabled list. COLLEGE ELON_Named Jonathan Miller director of annual giving for athletics. GUILFORD_Named Tom Carmean men’s lacrosse coach. MANHATTAN_Named Caitlin Flood women’s assistant basketball coach. MCNEESE STATE_Named Nick Boudreaux football equipment manager. NEW MEXICO_Announced the retirement of associate athletics director for media relations Greg Remington and football equipment manager Rudy Garcia, effective June 30. OREGON STATE_Fired women’s basketball coach LaVonda Wagner. ST. BONAVENTURE_Announced junior G Malcolm Eleby has left the men’s basketball program.

Tejada’s error aids Yankees NEW YORK (AP)— Miguel Tejada’s two-out, two-run throwing error allowed Javier Vazquez to win a stellar matchup with Brian Matusz, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Tuesday night.

Marlins 6, Brewers 4

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Forest City Owls’ pitcher Jeremy Fant (22), left, holds up his glove to show the umpire he held onto the ball after applying a tag to the Hi-Toms’ runner, laying on the ground. The runner was called out.

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On the mound Fant, in his start in a Forest City uniform, had his strikeout pitch working, garnering five punchouts in the first three innings of play. The Hi-Toms tied the contest in the 5th with one swing of Jordan Jankowski’s bat as the designated hitter connected for a mammoth solo shot. Forest City retook the lead in 6th as Buckner blasted the Owls’ first homer of the season for the 2-1 lead. Buckner backed up his play at the

MIAMI (AP)—Jorge Cantu hit a go-ahead double in the seventh inning as Florida became the latest team to rough up Trevor Hoffman, sending the Marlins over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 Tuesday night.

Hoffman, baseball’s career saves leader, plate with a sparkling defensive took over with the score gem in the field, making a diving 3-all. Chris Coghlan led stop at third with a strong throw to off with a double and record the out at first behind reliever scored on Cantu’s hit, Stackhouse. and Ronny Paulino addThe Owls looked to add some insur- ed a two-run single. ance in the 8th, putting two runners on, with two outs, but Dusty Pirates 3, Cubs 2 Quattlebaum struck out to leave PITTSBURGH the score at 2-1 going into the final (AP)—Neil Walker hit frame. his first major league Forest City closer Boruff came on home run to put the in the 9th and slammed the door, as he struck out the side to preserve the Pirates ahead in the eighth and Pittsburgh victory. The win improves Forest City to 3-2 beat the Chicago Cubs for the seventh time this overall and leaves them a half-game season, 3-2 on Tuesday out of first place behind Gastonia in night. the West Division.

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Chase High handed out awards to student-athletes, who participated in Spring Sports. The honorees included: Baseball: Brandon Holland, Coaches Award; Jay Turner, Best Offense; Cameron Wilkins, Fireman Award; Tyler Gaffney, Team Before Self; Mitchell Paris, Best Defense; Jared Allen, Academic Award; Tyler Harth, JV Best Offense; Shane Pearson, JV Best Defense; Trey Hester, JV Coaches Award; Brent Butler, JV Academic Award. Golf: Jesse Scoggins, Most Improved; Thomas Deck, Medalist; Austin Tessnear, Academic Award. Girl’s Soccer: Amber Conner, Most Improved; Dulce Martinez, MVP; Jessica Lawson, Best Defense; Mollee McKinney, Best Offense; Brittany Enriquez, Coaches Award; Anna Bross, Academic Award. Softball: Mackenzie McCraw, Most Improved and Academic Award; Euletha Davis, MVP; Rebecca Bailey, Hitting Award; Samantha Carpenter, Coaches Award; Paxton Sappenfield, JV Most Improved; Jessie Alexander, JV Team Before Self; Holly Epley, JV Coaches Award; Blair White, JV Academic Award. Track & Field: Rene Escalera, Boys Outstanding Track; Victor Fabian, Boys Coaches Award; Denzel Wright, Boys Outstanding Field; Francisco Fabian, Boys Most Improved; Austin Ingle, Boys Academic Award; Claudette Miller, Girls Outstanding Field; Elizabeth Cotarelo, Girls Outstanding Track; Sydney Millwood, Girls Coaches Award; Keyera McKinney, Girls Most Improved; Claire Millwood, Girls Academic Award.

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Roger Federer, right, returns the ball to Robin Soderling during a quarter final match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday.

Federer gave Soderling credit for playing well, but also said he thought the damp conditions favored the underdog’s style. “He was able to hit consistently through the ball on the offensive and put them close to the lines,” Federer said, “and that’s something that was impressive.” Instead, it will be Soderling vs. Berdych, who advanced to his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 11 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. In Wednesday’s men’s quarterfinals, Nadal meets No. 19 Nicolas Almagro of Spain, and No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia faces No. 22 Jurgen Melzer of Austria. In Tuesday’s women’s quarterfinals, No. 17 Francesca Schiavone gave Italy its first female semifinalist at the French Open since 1954 by knocking off No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-2. Schiavone now plays No. 5 Elena Dementieva, who defeated No. 19 Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in an all-Russian quarterfinal.

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Foreman puts aside distractions before fight NEW YORK (AP) — Junior middleweight champ Yuri Foreman says he won’t let anything distract him from his fight against Miguel Cotto on Saturday night. That’s not necessarily as easy as it sounds. It will be the first fight at the new Yankee Stadium, headline a card televised by HBO, and come just hours after the end of the Sabbath. After all, Foreman is also an aspiring rabbi. His story has captured the imagination of thousands of people, but Foreman realizes the story won’t have much of an ending if he doesn’t come prepared to fight. Foreman says the attention comes with big fights.

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“I mean, I respect everyone, but I’m always — how do you say? — I’m honest enough to myself that I know I can win them all,” said Federer, who would cede his No. 1 ranking if Nadal wins the title. Among the many reasons why Tuesday’s result was so unexpected is that Federer was 12-0 against Soderling, having won 28 of the 30 sets they’d played. So who, exactly, would have thought Soderling could win three sets in a single day? Well, Soderling, for one. “Even though I lost so many times, I always have a chance to win,” said the 25-year-old Soderling, who’d never been past the third round at a Grand Slam tournament until last year’s

Nadal, remember, was 31-0 in the French Open until losing to Soderling. Most are against Federer. Starting at Wimbledon in 2004, one tournament after that loss to Kuerten, Federer had been to the semifinals at every Grand Slam event, a run of 23; the second-longest such streak was 10, by Ivan Lendl and Rod Laver. Federer also had reached the final at 18 of the last 19 majors. Plus, while Federer might only have one French Open title — he completed his career Grand Slam in Paris in 2009 — that’s thanks to his problems against Nadal. Dating to the start of the 2005 tournament, Federer was 0-4 against his nemesis at Roland Garros, 34-0 against everyone else. Until Tuesday, that is. Until Soderling got in the way, putting every last bit of his 6-foot-4, 192-pound frame into powerful forehands that were like thunderclaps, loud


It was a great run,” Federer said, before injecting a little humor by adding with a wry smile: “Now I’ve got the quarterfinal streak going, I guess.” Look at it this way: Federer had won 117 matches in a row — 117! — in the first five rounds at majors, dating to a loss to Gustavo Kuerten in the third round at the French Open on May 29, 2004 (Federer advanced twice when opponents withdrew). Asked which victory was bigger — over Nadal in 2009 or Federer in 2010 — Soderling said: “It’s a tough question. They’re both big wins, of course.” Of course.

and frightening. Driving the ball deeply with shot after shot, Soderling rarely allowed Federer to step into the court, either to cut off angles or to rush forward for volleys. Federer made only 17 trips to the net, 13 fewer than Soderling. And then there were those Soderling serves, lashed from on high, cutting through the thick air at 130 mph or more, contributing 14 aces and some key service winners, while setting up countless other successful points.


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French Open. “I always believe that I can win. This is a big win, but it’s not the final. Still have at least one more match to play, and I don’t want to celebrate too much.” That next match will be in Friday’s semifinals against No. 15 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. Still, Soderling has every right to relish what he’s already accomplished: He is the first man to beat the French Open defending champion in consecutive years since another Swede, Mats Wilander, did it in 1984-85.


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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It’s a geographical fact: The 2014 Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey — not in New York. One could be forgiven for not realizing that, however, based on the media coverage of the National Football League’s decision to hold Super Bowl XLVIII at the new Meadowlands Stadium. “Greatest city gets greatest sports event,” read the cover of the New York Daily News. It’s doubtful the headline writers were referring to East Rutherford, just 10 miles from midtown Manhattan but most assuredly in New Jersey. “Super Bowl XLVIII will be outdoors — in New York!” screamed the inside headline. That prompted several letters to the editor, including one from Bloomfield resident J. Andrew Smith that said: “Earth to New Yorkers: The teams are yours. The stadium is ours.” Within moments of the announcement, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie went on the offense as sportscasters gushed over the first Super Bowl to be held “in the New York area.” “Those comments would come from the geographically challenged,” Christie said, watching the announcement May 25 at Redd’s Restaurant in Carlstadt, the nearest bar to the new stadium. “I’m looking out that door, and it’s New Jersey, and I look where that stadium is, and it’s New Jersey, and when everybody gets on the train or in their cars or on buses, they’re going to be coming to that game in New Jersey,” he said. Patrons at Redd’s, which was packed with television news crews and football fans gathered around the TV sets in hopes of seeing themselves on the news, let out a collective groan when the networks lead with live shots of fan reaction — from Times Square. One newscast made a blink-and-you-missit reference to New Jersey at the end of the broadcast, saying, “fans across the river were celebrating the news as well.” “Us New Jerseyans are very sick of everyone always talking about New York, New York, everything happening in New York,” said Carlos Echeverry, owner of the Fabulous Stylz barber shop in East Rutherford. “It’s unfortunate for the New Yorkers that they don’t have a stadium out there, but thank God for New Jersey — we’ll have the Super Bowl here.” Meadowlands Stadium, which replaces Giants stadium, is home to the NFL’s Giants and Jets, both of which have New York — not New Jersey — in front of their team names. And the Super Bowl brouhaha is once again pitting the Garden State against the Big Apple. They have feuded over ownership of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the birthplace of baseball and, in one of the weirder spats, which state was the source of a mysterious syrupy smell that wafted over New York City several times over the years. The smell ultimately was traced to a factory in New Jersey. Now, even the NFL brass has been emphasizing New York City’s connection to the 2014 Super Bowl. “We promise the greatest game in the greatest venue in the greatest city,” Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said the day after the announcement. Such comments have not gone unnoticed by New Jersey football fans. U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg wrote a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asking him “to ensure that the NFL appropriately describes the site of the game as ‘New Jersey/New York’ and not simply ‘New York.’” “The reality is that the Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey, and the NFL’s marketing, promotion, and events should reflect that fact,” Lautenberg wrote. Christie, joking that he’d invited New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to sit with him at the game, said: “This is not a competition between us and New York. What this is, though, is New York is going to have to live with the fact that, when the game comes up, they’re going to say, ‘Live from East Rutherford, New Jersey.’”

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Nation Today It’s a bee market!

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget bears and bulls. It’s bees that are making waves on Wall Street. About 15,000 of them buzzed the posh Cipriani Wall Street restaurant this week, blanketing an elegant front door and forcing police to cordon off the block. “We had 15,000 girls who wanted to get in and have a nice, fresh Bellini on a hot, sunny day,” general manager Eric Bonnetain joked Tuesday. At noon Monday, with the markets closed for Memorial Day and tourists filling Wall Street, Bonnetain was outside when he suddenly saw “thousands of bees flying around.” Pedestrians stopped in wonder; some ran in fear. Soon, the female worker bees landed at Cipriani. He called police, who summoned Officer Anthony Planakis, their bee handler. Wearing a white jacket and gloves, he used a vacuum to suck up the bees into a container. Even though they weren’t successful in New York, they’re getting a country place — on a bee farm in Connecticut.

Hatchet was weapon

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 90-year-old South Carolina man was charged with murder after authorities say he killed his wife with a hatchet following an argu-

Feds announce criminal, civil probes of oil spill NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP’s stock plummeted and took much of the market down with it Tuesday as the federal government announced criminal and civil investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP engineers, meanwhile, tried to recover from a failed attempt to stop the gusher with an effort that will initially make the leak worse. Attorney General Eric Holder, who was visiting the Gulf to survey the fragile coastline and meet with state and federal prosecutors, would not say who might be targeted in the probes into the largest oil spill in U.S. history. “We will closely examine the actions of those involved in the spill. If we find evidence of illegal behavior, we will be extremely forceful in our response,” Holder said. After six weeks of failures to block the well or divert the oil, BP was using robotic machines to carve into the twisted appendages of the crippled well. The latest attempt involved using tools resembling an oversized deli slicer and garden shears to break away the broken riser pipe so engineers can then position a cap over the well’s opening. Even if it succeeds, it will temporarily increase the flow of an already massive leak by 20 percent — at least

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ment, authorities said Tuesday. Deputies arrested William David Martin at around 7:30 a.m. at his home in Moore, about 85 miles northwest of Columbia, after receiving a call about a domestic disturbance, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said. Inside the home, deputies found 85-year-old Jeanette C. Martin lying on the floor of her bedroom. William Martin was sitting in the living room with his grandson, who had called 911. Jeffrey Bulman, 46, had stopped by to check on his grandparents and took the hatchet from his grandfather before authorities arrived, deputies said.

100,000 gallons more a day. And it is far from certain that BP will be able to cap a well that one expert compared to an out-of-control fire hydrant. “It is an engineer’s nightmare,” said Ed Overton, a Louisiana State University professor of environmental sciences. “They’re trying to fit a 21-inch cap over a 20-inch pipe a mile away. That’s just horrendously hard to do. It’s not like you and I standing on the ground pushing — they’re using little robots to do this.” The operation has never been performed in such deep water, and is similar to an earlier failed attempt that used a larger cap that quickly froze up. BP PLC officials said they were applying lessons learned from the earlier effort, and plan to pump warm water through pipes into the smaller dome to prevent any icing problems. “If all goes as planned, within about 24 hours we could have this contained,” BP’s Doug Suttles said Tuesday. “But we can’t guarantee success.” Since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers and eventually collapsing into the Gulf of Mexico, an estimated 20 million to 40 million gallons of oil has spewed.

Court curbs Miranda WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to invoke your right to remain silent? You’ll have to speak up. In a narrowly split decision, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority expanded its limits on the famous Miranda rights for criminal suspects on Tuesday — over the dissent of new Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said the ruling turned Americans’ rights of protection from police abuse “upside down.” Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion, said a suspect who goes ahead and talks to police after being informed he doesn’t have to has waived his right to remain silent. Elena Kagan, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to join the court, sided with the police as U.S. solicitor general when the case came before the court. She would replace Justice John Paul Stevens, one of the dissenters. A right to remain silent and a right to a lawyer are at the top of the warnings that police recite to suspects during arrests and interrogations. But Tuesday’s majority said that suspects must break their silence and tell police they are going to remain quiet to stop an interrogation, just as they must tell police that they want a lawyer.

2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — Two adults have been killed and a third person wounded in a shooting at a South Carolina home. Multiple media outlets reported the shooting happened early Tuesday morning at a home in Greenville County. Deputies say a man and woman were found dead in the home that they shared. A 14-year-old girl was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and a 7-year-old child found unharmed was turned over to a relative. Deputies say there does not appear to be any danger to the community. The names of those involved have not been released.

This decision means that police can keep shooting questions at a suspect who refuses to talk as long as they want in hopes that the person will crack and give them some information, said Richard Friedman, a University of Michigan law professor. “It’s a little bit less restraint that the officers have to show,” Friedman said. The ruling comes in a case in which a suspect, Van Chester Thompkins, remained mostly silent for a threehour police interrogation before implicating himself in a Jan. 10, 2000, murder in Southfield, Mich. He appealed his conviction, saying he had invoked his Miranda right to remain silent by remaining silent. Kennedy, writing the decision for the court’s conservatives, said that wasn’t enough. “Thompkins did not say that he wanted to remain silent or that he did not want to talk to police,” Kennedy said. “Had he made either of these simple, unambiguous statements, he would have invoked his ’right to cut off questioning.’ Here he did neither, so he did not invoke his right to remain silent.” He was joined in the 5-4 opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

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%Chg +13.1 +12.7 +12.6 +10.4 +9.2 +9.2 +8.6 +8.5 +8.5 +8.3


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%Chg -19.5 -18.3 -17.5 -15.9 -15.2 -15.0 -14.8 -14.1 -13.0 -12.8

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663 2,442 76 3,181 29 34 5,325,993,720



1,790.65 +10.46


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Chg +.58 +.65 +.71 +.61 +2.46 +.59 +.48 +.30 +.22 +.14

%Chg +17.7 +13.5 +13.4 +9.9 +9.7 +8.9 +8.2 +6.7 +6.6 +6.3


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Chg -.48 -.93 -.66 -.41 -.90 -.28 -.22 -.35 -.40 -.34

%Chg -19.2 -17.5 -12.4 -10.6 -10.2 -9.6 -9.4 -9.3 -9.2 -9.2

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159 342 35 536 5 3 85,113,599




IN THE NEWS? 10,800 LET’S TALK. Dow Jones industrials Close: 10,024.02 Change: -112.61 (-1.1%)

2,222.33 -34.71


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Chg +.87 +1.97 +2.27 +.94 +.64 +3.30 +.40 +6.36 +.46 +2.20

%Chg +29.9 +19.7 +19.4 +17.6 +17.5 +17.4 +15.5 +14.3 +14.2 +14.2


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Chg -.65 -2.53 -1.92 -.56 -.66 -.48 -.97 -1.03 -.67 -1.04

%Chg -21.3 -18.5 -18.0 -17.9 -17.6 -17.5 -16.0 -14.9 -13.8 -13.5

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg PwShs QQQ960665 45.18 -.42 Microsoft 749392 25.89 +.09 Intel 559481 21.18 -.24 Cisco 548377 23.00 -.16 ev3 Inc 486252 22.22 +3.30 MicronT 413541 8.66 -.43 ETrade 348193 1.42 -.06 Oracle 316399 22.20 -.37 Apple Inc 303343 260.83 +3.95 Comcast 247863 18.02 -.07 Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume


474 2,225 84 2,783 31 63 2,049,324,814

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8,087.19 2,971.98 326.34 5,552.82 1,451.26 1,677.54 869.32 539.03 8,900.27 473.54



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CI 128,736 LG 67,975 LB 65,222 IH 57,634 WS 55,402 LG 54,199 LB 51,508 MA 50,350 LB 49,825 LB 48,636 LV 43,365 FB 39,521 LV 39,349 FV 38,799 WS 32,886 CI 32,666 LB 32,183 CA 31,694 LB 31,416 MA 30,732 LB 30,360 MA 29,838 CI 27,146 FB 27,032 LB 26,786 LG 26,620 CI 26,554 FG 25,880 LV 17,190 LB 10,065 LB 4,492 GS 1,476 LV 1,135 SR 502 LG 195

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Economy gains on building, manufacturing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic recovery gained strength on the biggest rise in construction spending in nearly a decade and the 10th straight month of expansion for the manufacturing sector. Temporary government incentives fueled most of the construction spending increases in April. Industry spending rose 2.7 percent with gains in all major sectors, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. In a separate report Tuesday, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing executives, said its manufacturing index dipped slightly in May from a nearly six-year high in April. But the 59.7 reading for May was well above the 50 level that indicates expansion. Export orders rose last month despite the debt crisis in Europe that threatens to spread. “The European fiscal crisis doesn’t appear to have harmed the prospects of U.S. manufacturers, at least not yet,” wrote Paul Ashworth, senior U.S. economist with Capital Economics. The news was welcomed on Wall Street. Stocks erased early losses after the two reports signaled a lift in the economic recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 40 points in midday trading after sliding in early trading. Construction spending was boosted by a homebuyer tax credit, which helped residential construction surge 4.4 percent in April. The tax credit expired at the end of April. Government spending also rose on the strength of federal support. The 2.4 percent increase was aided by the economic stimulus program that Congress passed in February 2009. State and local spending jumped 2.3 percent and federal spending rose 2.9 percent. The other major sector, nonresidential construction, climbed 1.7 percent. That marked the first advance in this category since March 2009. The strength in April came from gains in private sector work on communications projects and power generation facilities. Construction of office buildings and the category that includes shopping centers fell in April. Commercial building projects have suffered in the weak economy through rising loan defaults and tighter credit. That has made it harder for developers to get financing. Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, said the spike from the homebuyer tax credit is likely to fade now that it has expired. He discounted the unexpected rise in nonresidential activity and said it could possibly be revised away next month. “These numbers are hugely unreliable ... and we expect a downward revision next month,” he said. Homebuilders have expressed optimism that construction will keep improving even with the expiration of the homebuyer tax credits. Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc. reported last week that it had a narrower loss in its latest quarter and had seen a surge in new home orders. The company said the strength in orders was holding up in May even though the homebuyer tax credits had come to end.

Specialist Thomas Warshaw, foreground right, directs trades in BP on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. Associated Press

Stocks end day with nose dive NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks took another late-day dive Tuesday after the government said it was starting criminal and civil investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped almost 113 points. Its plunge came shortly before the close and minutes after Attorney General Eric Holder made the announcement. Stocks in energy companies and oil service providers tumbled on the news, and other stocks followed. Holder would not say which companies or individuals might be under investigation. But investors quickly dumped stocks across the energy industry. BP PLC, which operated the rig that caused the spill, fell almost 15 percent. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., which has a stake in the rig that exploded, tumbled nearly 20 percent. Oil services company Halliburton Inc. fell almost 15 percent. Analysts have said the oil spill has been among the many issues nagging at investors in recent weeks. Among the fears in the market is the potential economic hit from the spill. But Tuesday’s announcement raised the possibility that oil companies might have to pay out huge amounts in fines, or see their operations hampered by a government investigation. “Right now it’s headline risk that’s killing us in this market,” said Ken Kamen, president of Mercadien Asset Management in Hamilton, N.J. He said the question marks that pop up when news breaks are making traders think it’s safer to just retreat. “When you just get over third-

degree burns you don’t go too near that stove. Last year is not too far out of peoples’ minds,” Kamen said, referring to the market’s slide in 2008 and early 2009. Trading was choppy for much of the day before Holder’s announcement, a sign that investors weren’t sure where to put their money. Investors were juggling worries about Europe’s debt problems with upbeat reports on U.S. manufacturing and construction. The euro slid as low as $1.2112, its lowest level since April 2006, before climbing back to $1.2210. The euro’s moves against other currencies have come to reflect traders’ confidence in Europe’s ability to manage a sovereign debt crisis that started in Greece but has spread to other European nations like Portugal and Spain. Stocks did get some early support from the Commerce Department’s report that construction spending rose by the biggest amount in nearly a decade. The 2.7 percent April gain was the largest since August 2000. Economists forecast spending would be flat. However, homebuilders’ stocks fell although the report showed a big jump in residential building. That blip upward was expected to disappear now that a homebuyers’ tax credit has expired. Meanwhile, the Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index fell to 59.7 in May from 60.4 in April. The figure was better than economists’ forecast of 59. The Dow fell 112.61, or 1.1 percent, to 10,024.02. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 18.70, or

1.7 percent, to 1,070.71, while the Nasdaq composite index fell 34.71, or 1.5 percent, to 2,222.33. About four stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange, where consolidated volume came to 5.3 billion shares compared with 5.1 billion Friday. Volume was light because some traders were away for a long Memorial Day holiday. Light volume can intensify swings in the market. Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer’s Investment Research in Cincinnati, said volatility is likely to continue through the summer in part because some everyday investors who put money into the market before its drop in May are giving up. That leaves the pros who use automated trades to try to profit from moves in stocks. “It just seems like it’s computers versus computers,” he said. “This volatility is probably here to stay, unfortunately, but that doesn’t mean that the market is going to collapse.” Bond prices rose, sending interest rates lower. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 3.27 percent from 3.29 percent late Friday. The dollar rose against most other major currencies, while gold rose. Crude oil fell $1.39 to $72.58 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 20.65, or 3.1 percent, to 640.96. Overseas, Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.5 percent, Germany’s DAX index rose 0.3 percent, and France’s CAC-40 slipped 0.1 percent.


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Nation/world World Today Taliban dismiss peace meet

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday dismissed this week’s national peace conference in Afghanistan even before it had begun, threatening death to the 1,600 delegates in cassette messages distributed by the insurgent leadership. The three-day meeting, which begins Wednesday in a giant tent at Kabul Polytechnic University, will discuss how to reconcile with the fighters — even as the U.S. rushes in more troops to ramp up the nearly nine-year war. But the meeting could also open fissures in a society deeply divided after decades of conflict. President Hamid Karzai will use the conference, known as a “peace jirga,” to seek endorsement of his plan to offer economic incentives to Taliban and other insurgent fighters willing to leave the battlefield. On the eve of the conference, the Taliban said in a statement to news organizations that the jirga does not represent the Afghan people and was aimed at “securing the interest of foreigners.”

John Galligan, second from right, the defense attorney for Maj. Nidal Hasan, and Tim Jon Semmerling, a member of the defense team, second left, walk past a security check after they arrive for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday in Fort Hood. Associated Press

Pakistan touts victory over Taliban

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani army declared victory over the Taliban in part of the tribal belt near Afghanistan, saying Tuesday that the military operation in the area is finished and civilians can return home soon. The announcement about the Orakzai tribal region may free the army to send some troops to other districts where Islamist insurgents have bases that threaten the Pakistani state and U.S. troops across the border. But the victory could also be fleeting — the army has declared success in other trouble spots in the past, only to see militants regroup and resurge. The offensive in the Orakzai region came on the heels of an operation against the Pakistani Taliban in the South Waziristan tribal area. Many militants in South Waziristan were believed to have fled to Orakzai, which lies farther north.

Iraqi Court ratifies election results

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Supreme Court on Tuesday took the first major step toward resolving the nation’s election crisis, ratifying the results and declaring a secular alliance the biggest winner in the March 7 parliamentary vote. Despite the official court approval of the results, the government impasse remains far from over as it could take weeks if not months before lawmakers choose new leaders. Announcing the certification, Chief Judge Midhat al-Mahmoud described as “reliable” election results that gave 91 seats to the Iraqiya political alliance led by Ayad Allawi, a former prime minister and secular Shiite. The alliance is heavily backed by Iraq’s once-dominant Sunni Arab minority. Based on those results, “we decided to ratify the final results of the general parliament elections for 2010,” al-Mahmoud told a news conference at the Supreme Court.

Al-Qaida: No. 3 official killed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida announced Monday that its No. 3 official, Mustafa al-Yazid, had been killed along with members of his family — perhaps one of the most severe blows to the terror movement since the U.S. campaign against al-Qaida began. A U.S. official said al-Yazid was believed to have died in a U.S. missile strike. A statement posted on an al-Qaida Website said al-Yazid, which it described as the organization’s top commander in Afghanistan, was killed along with his wife, three daughters, a grandchild and other men, women and children but did not say how or where.

The statement did not give an exact date for al-Yazid’s death, but it was dated by the Islamic calendar month of “Jemadi al-Akhar,” which falls in May. A U.S. official in Washington said word was “spreading in extremist circles” of his death in Pakistan’s tribal areas in the past two weeks.

Fort Hood suspect in court FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist accused of opening fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding dozens more, made his first military courtroom appearance Tuesday as his attorney sought to delay the case. Neither Maj. Nidal Hasan nor any witnesses were expected to speak during the hearing, at which military prosecutors and defense attorneys planned to discuss case preparations and other basic matters. Defense attorney John Galligan said he would seek to delay Hasan’s Article 32 hearing, which is similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding in which a judge hears witness testimony to determine whether the case should go to trial. No date has been set, but authorities have said the trial could be held as early as July 1. Galligan said the Article 32 hearing should not proceed before Oct. 1 because he still

needs key documents, including some of Hasan’s military records, FBI files on Hasan’s alleged contact with a radical Islamic cleric in Yemen months before the shooting, and some government reviews of the shooting rampage. Officials increased security at the court building Tuesday, blocking off the road to the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center, bomb-sniffing dogs searched the parking lot and visitors were screened with handheld metal detectors. Usually, none of those precautions are taken. Hasan is awaiting a mental evaluation, which is to be conducted sometime after the Article 32 hearing. A panel of doctors will determine whether Hasan had a severe mental illness at the time of the shooting. If so, the doctors will offer a clinical psychological diagnosis and determine whether it prevented Hasan from knowing his alleged actions were wrong at

the time, and if he is competent to stand trial, according to military law. Prosecutors have not announced if they will seek the death penalty against Hasan, who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military post. If convicted, Hasan could be sentenced to death only if the military jurors determine there is an aggravating factor, according to military law. Last month, prosecutors sent a notice to Galligan listing one aggravating factor in the case: that more than one person was killed in the same incident. Experts have said prosecutors would not send such a notice unless they planned to seek the death penalty. While Tuesday’s hearing was the second for Hasan, it is the first time he’s appeared in a Fort Hood courtroom.

Israel, Egypt ease blockade JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Egypt signaled a temporary easing of the Gaza Strip blockade following harsh international condemnation of the deadly Israeli raid on an aid flotilla en route to the sealed-off Palestinian territory. Egypt said it was freely opening its border with Gaza for the first time in more than a year to allow in humanitarian aid, setting off a mad rush to the crossing by thousands of residents, while an Israeli official said there is an “ongoing dialogue” with the international community on how to expand the amount of goods entering the area. At the same time, Israel began expelling some of the nearly 700 activists it rounded up in the naval raid, and strongly rejected criticism that its tactics were heavy-handed. The govern-

ment said late Tuesday it would deport almost all of them within the next two days, but about 50 would be held for investigation into their part in the violence at sea. A group of 124 activists from nations without diplomatic relations with Israel was deported to Jordan before sunrise Wednesday, Israeli officials said. Israel pledged to halt a new attempt by pro-Palestinian groups to sail more ships into Gaza, and claimed some of the arrested activists carried weapons and large quantities of cash, raising questions about whether they were mercenaries. Worldwide condemnation has been flooding in since Israeli naval commandos halted the aid flotilla in international waters overnight Monday, setting off a melee that left nine activ-

ists dead and dozens wounded. Turkey, an unofficial backer of the flotilla, has led the criticism, accusing Israel of committing a “massacre,” and the U.N. Security Council demanded an impartial investigation. There were signs, however, that the long-term strategic partnership between Israel and Turkey — the Jewish state’s most important Muslim ally — would endure. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak spoke to his Turkish counterpart Tuesday, and they agreed the raid wouldn’t affect weapons deals, defense officials said. Among them is the planned delivery to Turkey of $183 million in Israeli drones this summer. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were discussing sensitive military ties.



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Other homeschoolers played the roles of rooks, pawns, knights, bishops, kings and queens during the Homeschool Association of Rutherford County’s human chess tournament May 21.

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bored game HARC takes part in human chess tournament Contributed photos and text

The final game in a chess tournament held by the Homeschool Association of Rutherford County wasn’t the ordinary fight to the finish. Instead, contestants Joey Rasico and Jamie Renfroe battled by giving orders to an array of medieval men and women who stood upon a life-sized board that spanned many feet. The tournament, held May 21 at Second Baptist Church, served as the final championship, concluding the several months of pre-training and elimination of players in the tournament standings. The audience watched in awe as each player, slowly but surely, fell victim to the opponent’s strategies and fell to the ground, announcing lines such as “You may take my last breath, but you may never take my country!” This also worked vice versa as the victors would also shout out a phrase, such as what the queen stated – “Off with your head!” Besides this modern-day coliseum, a variety of drinks, foods, and desserts were pro-

The black queen (Autumn Clay) and the white rook (Jessica Davey) spar during the HARC Human Chess Tournament May 21.

vided during the match and between rounds. There were approximately two rounds. Renfroe won 2 out of 2, bringing the tournament to a close. While beaten, Rasico was not easily defeated as his opponent commented afterwards, “At one point [during the second game], you could’ve gotten me in checkmate…” While the first battle did not last long, the second battle was of epic proportions, the game lasting close to an hour. At the end of the evening, Renfroe was awarded the first place trophy, and Rasico the second. Many viewers commented how great the event was and how they should do it again next year.

The actual chess game was played by Joey Rasico vs. Jamie Renfro - the two finalists.

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2B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, June 2, 2010


‘Bake for the Cure’ competition set at State Fair

Join the fight against breast cancer with your kitchen skills in the 2010 Fleischmann’s Yeast “Bake for the Cure,” a recipe contest held at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair.

Fleischmann’s Yeast gives generous local cash prizes for home bakers ($375 per fair), plus $3,000 in national grand prizes. The Bake for the Cure competition is a great way to support the cause and create delicious recipes. There are two categories: traditional or whole grain yeast breads and baked goods. Make any flavor or shape of baked good using any type of Fleischmann’s Yeast. Themes and decorative presentations are encouraged.

and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Punch down dough; divide in half and shape into two 9 x 5-inch loaves. Place loaves in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pans; cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Bake at 375°F for 35 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack. Prep Time: 45 minutes. Proof Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes. Bake Time: 35 minutes . Makes: 2 large loaves.

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The first category awards $150 for first place, $75 for second and $50 for third. In the second category, $100 is awarded for the “Best Whole Grain Bread” that contains at least 50 percent whole grains. Qualifying bread recipes in the second category use whole wheat flour, rye flour, and/or other whole grain ingredients (oatmeal, flax seed, bran cereals, bulgur, etc). All-purpose or bread flour should be limited to 50% or less of the flour in these whole grain recipes. For each entry at all contests nationwide, ACH Food Companies Inc. will donate $10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure on behalf of its Fleischmann’s Yeast brand.

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Lamar Watkins wins ‘Leader of the Pack’

FOREST CITY — “Leader of the Pack” 5K race winners and times are listed below. The race was sponsored by the 2010 Leadership Rutherford Class with class member Jay Jackson, Forest City Police Chief coordinating the event.

Winners are— last name first in the order of finish; times of finish.

16:58 Watkins Lamar, Forest City 17:52 Ruppe Justin 5K Greensboro 18:32 El-Amoor Tamer 5kForest City 18:12 Condrey Thad 5k Rutherfordton 20:22 Danner Cody 5K Ellenboro 20:24 Vance Richard 5K Marion 20:28 Thacker Nathan 5K Spruce Pine 20:36 Hardin Geoffrey 5K Forest City 20:49 Godfrey Jim 5K Rutherfordton 21:46 Buckner Casey 5k Rutherfordton

21:50 Womick Andy 5k Forest City 22:15 Isenhour Greg 5k Shelby 22:42 Buckner Michael 5K Rutherfordton 22:52 Smith David 5k Forest City 23:38 Hogston Gunner Bolling Springs 23:44 Sappenfield Patti Female Bostic 24:16 Teague Brad 5K Forest City 24:50 Ray Richard 5K Cliffside 25:19 Hooper Rene 5K Bostic 25:20 Brown Kevin 5 Caroleen 25:27 Camp Carolyn 5K Forest City

25:49 Thomas Marty 5K Shelby 26:31 Whitaker Brandon 5K Spindale 26:50 Tisdale Andrew 5K Forest City 27:00 Putnam Bruce 5K Shelby 27:28 Gilliam Deana 5k Forest City 27:38 Byers Jerry 5K Rutherfordton 28:00 Smith Warren 5k Ellenboro 28:10 Hargett Jason 5K Rutherfordton 28:14 Quilty Candice 5K Forest City 28:17 Simmons Jill 5K Rutherfordton 28:26 Johnson Melissa Union Mills 28:30 Juarez Alma 5k Forest City 28:34 Vassey Rodger 5k Shelby 29:41 Palmer Rodger5k Spindale 29:44 Harvey Kristen Inman 29:48 Hipp Felicia 5k Rutherfordton 30:14 White Nick 5k Ellenboro 30:24 Hargett Kelly 5K Rutherfordton 30:53 Morrow Phillip 5K Forest City 31:01 Peasley Michele 5K Bostic 31:02 Conley Branson 5K Forest City 31:09 Buckner Rachel 5k Rutherfordton 31:30 Condrey Jennifer 5k Rutherfordton 31:35 Matthews Jessica 5K Union Mills 31:50 Hargett Jan 5k Rutherfordton 31:55 McCurry Emily 5K Forest City 31:56 Greene Meredith 5k Forest City 32:11 Ledbetter Tracy 5K Shelby 32:15 Arrowood Kellie 5K Forest City 32:35 ThompsonAshley 5k Rutherfordton 32:39

ThompsonJanice 5K Rutherfordton 32:42 Stamey Sammy 5K Hendersonville 33:17 Hipp Chris 5k Rutherfordton 33:34 McIntyre Gregory 5Ke Shelby 33:43 Morrison Karren 5k Rutherfordton 33:46 Dominguez Arely 5k Rutherfordton 33:54 Hargett Emily 5K Rutherfordton 34:27 Kite Kyliegh 5k Mooresboro 34:31 Thomas Tina 5k Shelby 34:40 Sprouse Karen 5K Ellenboro 35:04 Hunnicutt Maria 5k Bostic 35:13 Fuller Tracy 5k Rutherfordton 35:32 Byers Sheila 5K Forest City 35:35 Bailey Ashley 5k Forest City 35:57 Bennett Tammy Ellenboro 36:58 McIntyre Stefanie 5k Shelby 37:30 Seagle Danny 5K Morganton 37:48 McDonald Kim 5 K Forest City 38:48 Fuller James 5K Rutherfordton 39:34 Hopper Gina 5k Forest City 39:53 Morrow Abigail 5K Forest City 40:07 Glover Tammy 5k Bostic 40:17 Vassey Jackie 5K Shelby 43:00 Bumgardner Angie 5k Forest City 43:35 Smith Earline 5k Ellenboro 43:45 Anderson Jessica 5k Forest City 43:46 Smith Rebecca 5K Forest City 44:12 Fisher Zoie 5K Cherryville 44:16 Fisher Stephanie 5K Morganton

Lamar Watkins (above) was the overall winner of Leader of the Pack 5K race recently in Forest City with a time of 16:59. Justin Ruppe was the 2nd place finisher with a time of 17:52. The race was sponsored by the 2010 Leadership Rutherford Class. Contributed Photo

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Patti Sappenfield (right), top female with a time of 23:44, is shown finishing the race with Gunner Hogston, 7, the winner of the 10 and under age division.

45:53 JimmersonOrlene 5K Female Bostic 45:54 Miller Annette 5K Forest City 48:49 Morales Marisol 5K Rutherfordton 48:53 Moss Alicia 5k Charlotte

48:56 Edwards Maria 5K Forest City 48:57 Morrison Raye 5K Rutherfordton 48:57 Revis Evan 1 Mile Fun Run Rutherfordton 48:57 Moss Daemon 5k Charlotte 49:00 Carter Katherine 5k Forest

City 49:03 Camp Janelle 5K Rutherfordton 49:06 Carter Emma 5K Forest City 49:10 Carter Chris 5k Forest City 49:11 Keever Rachel 5k Forest City 50:47 Wald Dianna 5kSpindale

‘Beautiful, Crazy’ set to be presented at Chase

The Chase High School Drama Department and the Rutherford Community Theatre will collaborate to present the debut production of “Beautiful, Crazy” by Chase drama teacher J. Patrick Moss. The play will be presented Friday and Saturday nights at 7 at Chase High School. Area high school students share the stage with community theatre performers to bring to life a delightful farce of restaurant waiter, Jim, who falls for an

Jorge Ziranda

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aspiring actress and makes up a tale that he is acting in a play which needs a strong female lead. He persuades his

best friend, Cindy, a nurse, to let the actress come to the hospital psychiatric ward, under pretense that the play is

in rehearsal there. The students pour energy into their characterizations. Kristen Blender portrays a

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mental patient who can only utter one word – butter. Chris Cobb plays the part of a “Barney Fife”type security guard. Dylan Abramczyk portrays pathological liar inmate Tom and also assists the director as part of his senior project. First year actor Olivia Dowling plays a patient with multiple personality disorder. Isothermal College student LeAnne Byers returns to the Chase High Stage as nurse Cindy. Also returning are Jorge Ziranda, who

will have the audience rolling with laughter as Jim, and the talented Elizabeth Hodnett, as Alicia, the aspiring actress. Rutherford Community Theatre performers include Laura Collins, Alicia Lowe and Julia Morgan Moss serves as not only playwright and director but as an actor, making a cameo as Dr. Hollifield, the regional hospital director. Movie fans who liked Mel Brooks’ comedy “High Anxiety” will love “Beautiful, Crazy.”

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children, ages 5 and 2. The server was standing next to me and the 5-year-old, poised to take our orders. My daughter-in-law was distracted by the 2-year-old, so I placed my order so the server would not be kept standing there. My son chastised me for not waiting until his wife placed her order first. Embarrassed, I offered an apology. Was I wrong not to wait for my daughter-in-law to place her order? What would have been the proper thing to do? — Embarrassed Dear Embarrassed: Frankly, the “proper thing to do” in this case would have been for your son to save his criticism until he could talk to you privately, rather than embarrassing you in a public place. Ordinarily, the rule of thumb “ladies first” would apply when giving the dinner order. However, because your daughter-in-law was distracted, speaking up and telling the server what you wanted makes sense to me.

Is PRP right for shoulder injury? Dear Dr. Gott: I would like your opinion about platelet-rich plasma (PRP). I have an impingement in my shoulder and was told I need surgery. Do you think the PRP is an option? Dear Reader: There is an increasing demand, and rightly so, for the use of autologous (self-donated) blood products that aid the healing process. Blood contains red and white blood cells, platelets and plasma. The platelets are responsible for the production and revitalization of new connective tissue. Let me briefly discuss PRP, and then I will try to answer your question. During the procedure you are considering, about 30 to 60 millimeters of a patient’s blood are drawn and spun down in a centrifuge for 15 minutes. From that draw, between 3 and 6 ccs of PRP become available. The concentrated platelets are then injected into the patient at the site of the injury.


Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott

The process was first used and documented in 1987 by a physician who performed open -heart surgery. However, it has been only about a year since it has been used in conjunction with sports-related/overuse injuries. Perhaps because tendons get very little blood, injury sites heal slowly. The thought process behind PRP is that concentrated platelets injected into the injury site should speed recovery. A Journal of the American Medical Association reported the use of PRP for Achilles tendinopathy and indicated the PRP injection.

IN THE STARS Your Birthday Wednesday, June 2, 2010 GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - A nosy acquaintance might try to probe your thinking to uproot what you want kept secret. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Inside information given to you by a wellintentioned friend may not be valid. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) In order for any partnership arrangement to work out, it has to possess harmony of purpose. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - It is always important to size-up people realistically, especially if they could have an effect on your personal welfare. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - The small details are what could get you in trouble with your commercial affairs if you’re not careful. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Don’t allow another to pressure you into doing something you’d regret. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Properly acknowledge anyone who goes out of they’re way to do something special for you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Small expenditures have a way of surprisingly growing into a significant total if you carelessly spend on a whim. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Be sure to pay more attention to details. It will be your downfall if you don’t. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - There are certain people around whom we must choose our words more carefully because of their sensitivities. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Avoid pals you know to be penny-pinchers or a freeloaders. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Be particularly careful of what you say when in the presence of someone who has an influence over your work or career.


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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 122 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Ricky Jason Houser to MTNBK, LTD, Trustee (Stephen C. Wilkie, Substitute Trustee,) dated June 17, 2005 and recorded in Book 845 at Page 367 in the Rutherford County, North Carolina Registry, the undersigned Substitute Trustee declares as follows: There is a default by the Owner or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Deed of Trust, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the Owner and Holder of the Note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Courthouse door or other usual and customary location as designated by the Clerk's Office on June 7, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described real property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: EXHIBIT A The land referred to in this policy is located in Rutherford County, State of North Carolina and is described as follows. TRACT ONE: SITUATE, Lying and being in Camp Creek Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a portion of that property conveyed by Deeds recorded In Deed Book 120 at Page 285.and Deed Book 209 at Page 118, Rutherford County Registry, and being described from survey entitled "James Bright Company, Inc. dated December 9, 1999, by Professional Surveying Services, Nathan Odom, PLS, as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the centerline of State Road #1502, said State Road also known as Pine Tree Road, said point being the Northeastern most corner of the property now or formerly owned by Ruth Carson as described and recorded in Deed Book 521 at Page 637, Rutherford County Registry; thence leaving the centerline of said State Road and running along and with the line of Carson North 34 degrees. 54 minutes 29 seconds West 16.12 feet to a new iron pin: thence continuing with the line of Carson North 34 degrees 54 minutes 29 seconds West 214.39 feet to a new iron pin; thence continuing with the line of Carson South 39 degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds West 214.50 feet to a new iron pin in the line of the property of Ruth Carson as described and recorded in Deed Book 497 at Page 93, Rutherford County Registry thence leaving the line of Carson Deed Book 521 and running along end with the line of Deed Book 497 North 34 degrees 55 minutes 33 seconds West 88,32 feet to a point; thence a new line North 37 degrees 16 minutes 54 seconds East 794.84 feet to a point; thence another new line South 47 degrees 17 minutes 55 seconds East 323.40 feet to a point in the centerline of State Road #1502: thence running along and with the centerline of said State Road the following six (6) calls: South 32 degrees 04 minutes 59 seconds West 79.79 feet to a point; thence South 35 degrees 40 minutes 25 seconds West 30.53 feet to a point; thence South 35 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds West 105.50 feet to a point: thence South 38 degrees 54 minutes 58 seconds West 305.30 feet to point; thence South 39 degrees 38 minutes 24 seconds West 105.87 feet to a point; thence South 39 degrees 38 minutes 29 seconds West 62.6S feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 5.00 acres more or less. SAVING AND EXCEPTING FROM CONVEYANCES OF RECORD.






1. That Deed dated August 30, 2004, from Ricky Jason Houser to Bobby Lee Kisner and of record in Deed Book 853 at Page 475, Rutherford County Registry, and being known as Lot 6. 2. That Deed dated December 14, 2004, from Ricky Jason Houser to Audrey Walters and of record in Deed Book 861 at Page 187, Rutherford County Registry and being known as Lot 1. TRACT TWO: Situate lying and being High Shoals Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being all of Lot #3 of the Howard Lee Phillips Estate property as shown on plat duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Caroline, In Plat Book 11 at Page 8, to which reference is hereby made for a more full and complete description. SAVING AND EXEMPTING FROM TRACT TWO ABOVE THE FOLLOWING OUT: CONVEYANCES OF RECORD: That Deed dated July 20, 2004, from Ricky Jason Houser to Allan C. Sidell, Sr. and wife, and containing approximately .069 acres of record in Deed Book 850 at Page 593, Rutherford County Registry. ALSO SAVING AND EXCEPTING FROM TRACT TWO ABOVE THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY:



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Notice to Creditors Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Phillip Weldon Payne, of Rutherford County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of August, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 26th day of May, 2010. Pamela Bunch 189 Vickers St. Forest City, NC 28043

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CLASSIFIEDS! 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

Help Wanted Are you a PROFESSIONAL DRIVER and live in Rutherford County? If yes, then Truck Service is hiring FT OTR & Regional CDL Drivers. For Rutherford Co. residence only we will now accept drivers w/ 1 yr. exp. or 9 mo. exp.

plus driving school certificate. Drivers will enjoy steady pay & weekly home time. Only PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS w/verifiable exp. & clean driving records need apply. Call Truck Service at 828-245-1637 ext. 125 & talk to Rita. TEACHER Part time, second shift. Credentials plus 12 Edu. credits. Apply at Little Red School 319 S. Broadway, Forest City

Welder: Experience in precision tig welding. Good mechanical abilities, work ethic, and team skills. Willing to travel. AWS Certification a plus. Email resume to:

For Sale KIDS STUFF: Large bag of 4T boys clothes (summer/winter) $20, 3T Boys OshKosh winter jacket (blue & yellow) $5, Weeble Wobbles Tree House and access. $10, lg. wooden bead maze $10, pink bowling ball (approx. 6lbs.) $5, Leap frog imagination desk & one game (never used) $10, Large Mr. Potato Head Pirate w/access., some Spiderman $10. WOMEN’S SHOES Black dress boots (like new) size 9 $5, black chunky heel shoes with laces, size 8.5 $5 and other sandals between sizes 8, 8.5 & 9 $2 ea. All prices negotiable! Call 704-974-3620

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Situate, lying and being in High Shoals Township. Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a portion of that property conveyed by Deed recorded in Deed Book 797 at Page 581, Rutherford County Registry, and being known as all of Lot Number 24 of the CREEKSIDE SUBDlVISION as shown on plat duly recorded In the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, in Plat Book 11 at Page 08, to which reference is hereby made for a more full and completed description, and said Lot Number 24 containing approximately .805 acres, more or less. ALSO less and excepting any lots previously released by the Lender, Carolina First Bank. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owners of the property are Ricky Jason Houser (the Estate or heirs of Ricky Jason Houser). Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of forty-five cents (45¢) per one hundred dollars ($100.00), up to a maximum of $500.00. A cash deposit (cashier's check or certified funds, no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all of the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Should the foreclosure action be dismissed or any portion have to be redone for any reason, the bid deposit will be returned to the third party bidder and no other remedies will be able to be asserted. The third party bidder acts upon their own risk if they expend any funds in favor of the foreclosed property prior to the receipt of a deed from the Substitute Trustee. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, and encumbrances of record. Additional notice where the real property is residential with less than 15 rental units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 day written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement pro-rated to the effective date of the termination period. Date: 04-16-2010 _________________________________ Stephen C. Wilkie, Substitute Trustee 285 East Allen Street Hendersonville, NC 28792

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6B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2010 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of VALLIE NAOMI MCDANIEL TONEY of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said VALLIE NAOMI MCDANIEL TONEY to present them to the undersigned on or before the 2nd day of September, 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 2nd day of June, 2010.

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NORTH CAROLINA RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE REMOVAL OF APPROXIMATELY EIGHT GRAVES FROM AN UNNAMED FAMILY PLOT CEMETERY LOCATED ON PROPERTY NOW OWNED BY STONECUTTER MILLS CORPORATION, LOCATED IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, STATE PROJECT/WBS NO. 34400.2.2, PARCEL NO. 034, I.D. NO. R-2233AA. NOTICE Notice is hereby given to the known and unknown relatives of those persons buried in approximately eight graves in an unnamed family plot cemetery located on property now owned by Stonecutter Mills Corporation, and located in Rutherford County, North Carolina, found within the right of way of State Project/WBS No. 34400.2.2, Parcel No. 034, I.D. No. R-2233AA; that said unnamed family plot cemetery does not have a commonly known name and is located approximately 1,650 feet north of the Broad River, at or near Survey Station 112+50, Survey Line-L, on U.S. 221 in Forest City, in Rutherford County, North Carolina; that the names of the deceased persons to be moved are unknown; that the Department of Transportation has not been able to ascertain the closest next of kin or the only known relative for the said deceased persons; that the approximate eight graves to be moved will be relocated and re-interred to a site to be determined; that a complete record of where the eight subject graves of the unknown deceased persons will be re-interred will be on file with the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina. You are further notified that there are approximately eight graves found within the unnamed family plot cemetery which are being moved and the Department of Transportation will be responsible for all reasonable expenses pertaining under the provisions of North Carolina General Statute §65-13 and that the removal will begin after this notice has been published once a week for four consecutive weeks over a period of thirty (30) days in The Daily Courier newspaper in Forest City, North Carolina. This the 12th day of May, 2010.

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Homeschoolers waited for the command before moving around the life-size chess board during the HARC Human Chess Tournament May 21. At right, the final winners played during an actual game of chess.

Jamie Renfroe, left, took first place and Joey Rasico, right, took second.

HARC students taking part in the tourWhite Pawns:

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The annual list of the top 10 beaches is released

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — An annual list of top 10 beaches released Friday includes two in Florida, with the list’s creator saying he’s not worried about pollution from the oil spill. Dr. Stephen Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, who is also known by the friendly nickname Dr. Beach, included Siesta Beach in Sarasota and Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, on his list of best beaches. He said Cape Florida, on the southeast coast, “doesn’t get the wave activity” that can lead to tar balls washing up.

As for Siesta Beach, he said he had looked at currents and believes “there’s very low probability the oil will get to southwest Florida.” The No. 1 beach on this year’s list is Coopers Beach in Southampton, N.Y., on the east end of Long Island. It offers pristine white sand gently sloping toward a shoreline of lapping waves, convenient parking and amenities and nary a gum wrapper in sight. “New York has worldclass beaches, but I don’t think a lot of people in the United States know about them,” said Leatherman. This is Leatherman’s 20th year of compiling

a list of the country’s top 10. Leatherman’s list also features another New York beach, Main Beach in East Hampton, Long Island, not far from Southampton. Main Beach takes the No. 5 spot on this year’s survey. “When most people think of a beach vacation destination, they go south,” Leatherman said. “I kind of think the east end of Long Island is a wellkept secret for most Americans.” Rounding out the top 10 are Coronado Beach, Calif. (3), Cape Hatteras, N.C. (4), Kahanamoku Beach in

Waikiki, Honolulu (No. 6), Coast Guard Beach in Cape Cod, Mass. (7), Beachwalker Park in Kiawah Island, S.C. (8), and Hamoa Beach in Maui, Hawaii (9). Coopers Beach has been a contender for the top spot in recent years, but this is the first time a New York beach has made it to No. 1, Leatherman said. He considers factors like water quality and temperature, cleanliness, weather, sand, safety and facilities in making his list. Once a beach makes it to the top spot, it is retired from consideration in future years, he said. Leatherman added that designation

as the country’s No. 1 beach usually brings as much as a 20 percent bump in tourism. “Both Main and Coopers beaches have been recognized in the past as being among the top 10 beaches in the country — and to now hold the top spot is especially significant when you consider the quality of the company we’re in,” Moke McGowan, president of the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, said in a statement. Main Beach was in the headlines in April after a 13-ton baby whale washed ashore and had to be euthanized; thousands of onlookers visited the ailing mammal on the seashore while it struggled for life over several days. Several miles away on Coopers Beach, the Hamptons’ hometown crowd spoke about the cleanliness of the beach and described it as a welcoming, family-oriented playground. “It’s wide, the sand is like baby powder,” said Carol Gerbereux, a visitor for at least 40 years. “It’s just a beautiful location; it has wonderful facilities and it’s

just a pleasure to come here.” Joseph Graygor, another longtime devotee, said litter is a nono. “It’s a very, very clean beach,” he said. “There’s no garbage on it.” He also said a concession stand, showers, and other amenities are key assets at Coopers. “The parking area is very, very close to the beach. There are some beaches where you have to park a long ways away and walk a long way.” Village residents get access via a beach parking permit; those without permits face a $250 fine. But non-residents can also visit for a daily fee of $40 — it is the Hamptons, after all. Alcohol is banned, along with tents, bonfires and overnight camping. Laura Masterson, a lifelong Southampton resident, noted that people thousands of miles away from Coopers Beach can visit via webcam. “It’s a gorgeous place to be,” she said as she settled into a beach chair. “We were just in Florida. We’ve been to Puerto Rico and Bermuda and you can’t find beaches as beautiful as this.”

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