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County budget hearing Monday
By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer
Legendary coach John Wooden dies Page 5B
East Rutherford’s Trent Dorsey tackles Dakotah Thomas Saturday after the Cavaliers clinch the North Carolina 2-A State Baseball Championship in Raleigh, beating the Graham Red Devils, 4-3, in the deciding game. Brad Coville/ Burlington TimesNews
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Cavs win fifth state title By SCOTT BOWERS Daily Courier Sports Writer
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RALEIGH — They did it! Again! East Rutherford used a thrilling 4-3 decision in Game 2 to complete a two-game sweep of Graham Saturday at Doak Field in Raleigh. The victory pushed the Cavaliers to an overall 2010 record of 30-2 and allowed the baseball program at East Rutherford to celebrate its
fifth state title in nine seasons. The game witnessed a little bit of everything from timely two-out hits to a monster home run to base-running blunders to “The Call.” Coach Bobby Reynolds, with two outs and bases-loaded, intentionally walked North Carolina Play of the Year, Matt Roberts to set up a dramatic winner-take-all at-bat against Rigeberto Mendoza. See Page 1B for more.
East Rutherford players celebrate as Graham base runner Blake Throneburg walks off the field Saturday in Raleigh. The Cavaliers were crowned State 2-A Champs sweeping the Red Devils in the tournament.
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FOREST CITY — County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed $54 million budget for fiscal year 2010 -11 as part of their June meeting Monday night at the County Annex at 6 p.m. Several increased expenditures in the FY 2010-11 recommended budget are uncontrollable or state-mandated including: n N.C. Local Government retirement contribution increases: $190,000 n Health insurance: $200,000 n Fuel increase: $71,000 In another expense-related item, County Manager John Condrey said he fully expects the solid waste services contract with Waste Management to go up in price in 2011. The landfill disposal part of the solid waste department lost about $351,198 in fiscal year 2008-09. To try and make up some of the loss, commissioners are considering charging other county entities for their disposal including Rutherford County Schools. Currently, RCS pays no tipping fees or disposal fees at the county landfill. Before the meeting, commissioners will have a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. for a public hearing with the Department of Transportation regarding the Secondary Road Program in Rutherford County for 2010-11. Commissioners will also debate declaring five acres of land at the Corporate Center 74 business park a Brownfields site. The property is contaminated with a small amount of hazardous chemicals from the former Burlington Industries operation there with tetrachloroethene having been found in the last inspection. The Community Clinic will request the county work with them for a N.C. Rural Center grant to renovate the former Daniel’s Furniture building in Spindale. The Community Clinic has requested $96,000 from the Rural Center and will need to create eight new jobs. Commissioners will discuss relocating the Danieltown Convenience center aas a result of the U.S. 221 widening project. Please see County, Page 6A
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RUTHERFORDTON — Tim Will of Foothills Connect Business & Technology Center and Will Allen of Growing Power Inc. share a common name. They also share a belief that the U.S. food system needs a major overhaul. Thanks to a recent agreement, they soon will be working together to reach their common goal. Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, an urban agricul
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2A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, June 6, 2010
Forest City budget hearing set for Monday
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FOREST CITY — Commissioners will hold a public hearing concerning the proposed budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year and consider adopting the budget ordinance at their regular meeting Monday. David Yelton of the Forest City Swim Team has asked to address the board concerning the budget proposal. In connection with the budget proposal, the board will consider approval of an East Coast Risk Management contract and consider approving a water line extension to Morning Star Lake Road. Commissioners also will set the tax rate.
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The inaugural Impact Fitness 5k Run/Walk saw 84 contestants line up at about 8 a.m. Saturday at the fountain in Forest City town square. The race, sponsored by Mountain First Bank and Raymond James financial services, closed one side of Main Street for about three hours.
After public comments, commissioners will go into closed session to consult with the attorney in regard to the settlement of a claim and to consider economic development incentives. The board meets at 6 p.m. in the board room upstairs at Town Hall.
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FOREST CITY – The Rutherford County Board of Education will hold its June meeting Tuesday night at 7 at the Cool Springs Administrative Office. The board is expected to take action on several policy revisions, including the comprehensive health education policy.
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RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina train travelers have a new option for service between the capital and the state’s largest city.
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In other business at the meeting: n Denny Martin will initiate a discussion on Forest City’s water and sewer rates. n Recommendations from the Forest City Board of Planning and Adjustments will be presented. n Recommendations from the Forest City Recreation Commission will be presented. n The ElectriCities 2009 Municipal Electric Safety Award will be presented by Mayor Dennis Tarlton to the Forest City Electric Department for no lost workday cases. n The board will consider adopting resolutions required for the North Carolina Rural Center planning grant application for the “infiltration and inflow study.” This will require authorization and funding source resolutions. n The board will discuss a letter from Brenda Blanton requesting attention to maintenance of buildings at 102 and 104 W. Main St. n For informational purposes, the board will receive a letter of commendation for Forest City water plant personnel, view solid waste disposal fees and the police report.
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local Obama recognizes Dancy
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David Beam (third from right) purchasing agent for Rutherford Electric Member Corp., presents a check to CISRC board of directors (l-r) Lori Ray, Brenda Watson; REMC’s Denise Gavin; Jesse McKinney and Karen Moore on Wednesday morning. Board members Frank Faucette and Becky Heath were not present for pictures. Jean Gordon/Daily Courier
Jimmy Dancy has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for the fourth consecutive year. Dancy was nominated for the award by his company, Citigroup. The award was presented by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and Dancy received a certificate from President Barack Obama. Dancy is a charter member of Habitat for Humanity and From staff reports FOREST CITY a founding member of the Rutherfordton Recreation Trust Commission. He and his wife Ginger coordinate — Communities In the Relay for Life Survivor’s Dinner. Schools Rutherford
CIS gets $450 from REMC golf
County has received $450 from Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation’s golf tournament. As part of the tournament, REMC conducts a half-n-half donation and drawing, the result this year was $450 to CISRC. Denise Gavin of REMC explains, “We always use the proceeds FOREST CITY — Jim Songster was the first of our half-n-half to Executive Director of the Robert and Janice benefit one of the local McNair Educational Foundation at East charities, impressed Rutherford High School. He served in that capacity until June 1996. In October 2008, the McNairs with the result of the backpack program at approved a proposal to create the Jim Songster Spindale Elementary, Mastery Award at East. This award provides recipients with $100 for achieving mastery on their we felt Communities In Schools of Rutherford Graduation Projects. The Graduation Project is a County should be the requirement for all seniors at East. recipient of this year’s The purpose of the Graduation Project is to money. When we awaken passions and enthusiasm among students learned they planned to in researching, developing, and designing various raise funds to expand project components, which will ultimately inform their site coordinaand educate audiences throughout their school, tors to other elemenlocal, state, national, and/or international comtary schools around the munities. Each part of the Project, including the county, we offered this research paper, community product, web page design, and presentation gives students more inde- money as a seed to start their fund drive for this pendent responsibility and ownership in learning. expansion”. Judges at Isothermal determine if these students Karen Moore, have indeed “mastered” their entire projects. Mastery status rewards students who excel in all CISRC board member, added, “both the phases of the Graduation Project at East. In addiRutherford Women’s tion, in the tradition of the McNair Educational Foundation, Mastery candidates are not in compe- League through the Devin Price Memorial tition with one another; rather, they are assessed Baseball Tournament based on independent work and achievement and the 2010 Class of potential. “Mastery candidates work far above Leadership Rutherford their potential throughout their projects, and the through their Leader of reward is an outstanding way to demonstrate to the Pack 5K and Fun these students that their efforts have been recogRun, sponsored events nized and are appreciated,” said Jennifer Allen, to benefit the Back Senior English Teacher. The following students Pack Program’s fundare recipients of the 2009-2010 Jim Songster ing for the coming year. Mastery Award: Courtney Atkins, Ryan Bailey, Those funds will ensure Mikhail Baxter, Erin Bridges, Jessica Bridges, our site coordinator at Jenny Brooks, Lupita Cabrera, Brooke Caldwell, Spindale Elementary Brandy Carl, Mara Chambers, Ben Conner, Sarah is funded for the 2010Dale, Mara Davis, Tyler Dobbins, Trenton Dorsey, Preama Edgerton, Brietta Farme, Allyson Greene, 2011 school year and Cayla Greene, Sally Harrill, Hayley Henson, Chris has what is needed to see necessary supplies Hill, Heather Horn, Brittany Lancaster, Sarah are available for the Lawing, Katie Lowder, Taylor Anne Marshall, full year. That does Katie McFarland, Chelsea Medford, Dustin not include the food or Morrow, Hunter Parker, Cole Price, Ryan Rich, volunteer assistance we Carmen Rocha, Brookelyn Sims, Austin Smith, Hannah Smith, Allen Strickland, Shannon Suttle, depend on.” Charlotte Epley, Kinsey Williams, and Lukas Zabel. executive director
Local students earn Songster Mastery Award
Autumn CAre’s rehAb Wonder for the month of may 2010 mary sue broome Mary Sue Broome joined the Autumn Care family in May 2010. After a brief hospital stay she came here to receive therapy. She is able to walk with a walker and do her daily activities. She is now ready to “Graduate” and return home. Mary Sue was always ready to participate in therapy. Her outlook and willingness that she gave to therapy is unparalled. She would work hard and never complain. She has now completed her goals and is ready to return home and visit with friends. Mary Sue has been a resident of Forest City her entire life. She has 4 daughters and a son that keep a check on mom all the time. She attends Full Gospel Revival Center in Forest City. Mary Sue hobbies include Bible studies in the Complex and shopping at Belk’s. On her return home she is going to enjoy getting together on the porch with friends and socializing with them. Also, walking and visiting her neighbors. Congratulations Mary Sue for being Autumn Care’s Rehab Wonder for the Month, We will miss you. We wish you the best as you return home with your family and friends.
of Communities in Schools said, “With the success of our program at Spindale Elementary, we’ve learned valuable lessons in being good stewards of our volunteers, donations of food and supplies and how to effectively manage our time with the Back Pack Program as well as our mentors. “ Building from this experience we want to expand to other schools with demonstrated community support so we can expand the reach of the Back Pack Programs, mentors and add additional services. Our goal is to raise an additional $70,000 to expand the program to at least six schools this coming year, REMC’s donation is the start to this campaign.” CISRC also sponsors the annual “Stuff the Bus” Campaign
on “tax free weekend” each August, the Starbase Program at elementary schools and the Synergistic Computer Lab, brought to R-S Middle last year through a North Carolina Drop Out Prevention grant. Mentor training will take place the first week of August look for details in July. Contributors, volunteers and mentors are needed. Checks may be sent to CISRC, P. O. Box
2134, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. To volunteer, call 828-288-0228 or email — execdir@ RutherfordCIS.org.
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Our Views We expect much of presidents
ometimes it is hard not to feel sympathy for the man occupying the Oval office. If you started out to make a list of the thankless jobs in America, the office of the President would have to be somewhere in the top 10. No matter what the situation, it seems we expect the President to solve our problems. It seems that we often forget that we elected a man, not a wizard or an angel or a magician. Yet, our sympathy for the Oval office occupants is limited. They chose to seek the office and they made a lot of promises to the American voters in order to win the office. If, when the situation arises, we expect a little payback, well, that is just the way the game is played. When situations are extremely grave, we expect a little more. President George W. Bush learned that with Hurricane Katrina. President Barack Obama is learning that with the Gulf oil spill. What both these presidents missed in these two disasters was an aspect of leadership that is often overlooked — appearance matters. Both Bush and Obama confronted their disasters knowing their limitations. The problem comes when they let us see those limitations. When people are faced with imminent threat, they do not want reality, they want hope. That is where both Bush and Obama have failed. They gave us a dose of reality and we did not like what we saw.
Legislature gets Medicare fright RALEIGH – When they arrived in the state capital a few weeks ago, state legislators plowed into the business of putting together a $20 billion state budget like it was a shrimp buffet at a lobbyistsponsored reception. State senators whacked and hacked, angering public school officials and in-home health care service providers. Within a week, they had passed their plan. House budget writers had different ideas. They took out the state’s financial strains on the public universities, becoming the champions of K-12 education. Two weeks later, they had their spending bill ready to go. For the Democrats in charge, the plan was to get in and get out. No need to fool around in uncertain, troubled times, not with an ornery electorate ready to march to the polls in a few months. Now, House and Senate negotiators only need to work out their differences, put their compromises to paper, have the two chambers vote and then go home. Well, that appeared to be the case until Congress didn’t do what every one said they were going to do. State governments across the country, North Carolina included, expected Congress to extend extra Medicaid benefits for another six months, at a cost of
Today in North Carolina Scott Mooneyham
$24 billion. The budget plans put together by Gov. Beverly Perdue, the Senate and House all counted on the yet-to-be-approved money, with each using around $490 million to balance the state budget. Then, the U.S. House dropped the money from a spending bill. The hand-wringing began immediately. Legislative Republicans talked about Democrats passing an unbalanced budget. Legislative Democrats talked about an irresponsible Congress. There’s good reason to believe that words don’t mean much, and that the move by the U.S. House is just as meaningless. North Carolina isn’t alone in budgeting the money. Thirty legislatures around the country have either passed state budgets or are well into the process of passing budgets that rely on six more months of additional federal Medicaid help. Those legislatures aren’t controlled by one political party. Some have Democratic majori-
ties; some have Republican majorities. The governors of those states also come in both political persuasions. They’ll all be calling their congressmen to plead their case about the money. And there’s extra incentive right now for members of Congress to listen. Next year, legislatures will be drawing new district lines for U.S. House members. Typically, state legislators look out for incumbent members of Congress, trying to keep their districts at roughly the same party registration proportions and trying not to draw them out of their districts. Most members of Congress wouldn’t want to see that little tradition change. Finally, it’s safe to assume that political games are played in Washington in which events aren’t always as they seem. Maybe the votes aren’t there in the U.S. House. Or, maybe the chamber’s leaders are angling for an advantage over their Senate counterparts. Or, maybe they are temporarily posturing to appear more fiscally prudent. No such gamesmanship has ever gone on at the North Carolina General Assembly. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.
Bountiful grace is given to the truly humble A simple definition of humility would be having an honest and balanced view of oneself. This definition may not fit the high and lofty theological definitions, yet, humility is really about perspective. It is necessary for us to see God as God and ourselves as but the dust of the ground. A consistent warning given to the children of Israel was “not to forget.” The “forget nots” we read of in the Word were cautions to not forget the source of Israel’s fortunes. The amazing Exodus from Egypt was preceded by the Passover. That Passover was a ceremonial act, engendered by God, to serve as a reminder for all time exactly how and why they were delivered from Egypt. For the New Covenant believer, that deliverance is to be seen as much as spiritual redemption, from sin and its consequences. Pride would be having an over-estimated view oneself. Pride causes one to diminish the importance and person of God and place man in God’s place. It is the dangerous removal of God from the thoughts and daily realities of ones life. I am deeply concerned that this nation has done just that; replaced the power
Sunday Conversation Fr. Jonathan Lankford
and worship of God with the power and worship of man. Consider Revelation 18:2-3, “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” The root word for Babylon means “confusion or to mix.” We see the origins and much deeper ramifications of this word as we see the origins of Babylon and what she stands for. The first mention of Babel is found in Genesis 10 with its founder Nimrod, “Cush begot Nimrod, he began to be a mighty one on earth. ” It is quite interesting to note that Nimrod was in the genealogical line of Cush and Ham. Nimrod became the founder of Babylon.
This is a fascinating study. It is interesting that early in Genesis, we see man seeking to remove himself from the Lordship of God and striking out on his own. The Tower of Babel is truly a tower of human confusion. One can seek to escape the judgment that will come on the earth by entering the Ark, who is Jesus Christ, or, as Nimrod and his followers, seek to build a human tower with their own hands to seek out the lofty heights of heaven. The Hebrew word for humble is to press down or to make one’s self lower. It is as John the Baptist declared speaking of himself with regards to Christ, “He must increase and I must decrease.” This sums up the difference between the spirit of Nimrod, which is the spirit of antichrist, and the Spirit of God. As we read the opening verses of Genesis 11, we see the earth had one language and one speech. In verse 2 we see the people traveling “from the east.” To travel east is to travel towards the rising of the sun. East was also the side of the tabernacle the High Priest of Israel entered into to go into the Most Holy Place to offer the sacrifices. One would travel eastward, to the east-
ern gate to go to the place of the altar for forgiveness. Nimrod, the mighty one, would lead his people away from the place of the rising of the sun. To find forgiveness, we must seek out the risen Son to have our sins forgiven. In Genesis 11:2, we read of another “let us” moment. You will recall that God had said, “let us make man in our image and on our likeness,” in Genesis 1:26. The prideful heart of man is also saying “let us.” Let us build a kingdom, let us make a name for ourselves. Those in Nimrod’s city rejected the chief cornerstone. They made and built a tower not with stone, but with clay. We also read they had slime for mortar. In other words, this tower and the individual bricks were held together with something in between them. We see from antiquity and the scriptures that the stones of Solomon’s Temple touched nothing but each other. In other words, there is an intimacy that we have with God and each other that nothing should come between us. Reading on in Genesis 11, we see their desire to “build themselves a city, whose top is in the heavens.” When the ark of Noah was lifted above the waters
and judgment and into the heavens (it came to rest on a mountain named Ararat), Noah and his family were “in the heavens.” The true believer is in the heavens as well, but it is because of the Ark that God built. Jesus is that Ark or place of refuge and shelter. This is why the Scriptures declare that Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation. This causes some to boil with anger as it removes any possibility of human salvation apart from God’s revealed way. The closing of verse 4 says, “let us make a name for ourselves.” This is frightening. We have seen men since Nimrod and into our own day seek to make a name. There is only one name under heaven whereby man can be saved. Human pride will often impose its own ideas and ways of deliverance and salvation. It will all fail as we plainly see. Let us bow and humbly repent of our sins. Let us humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God and he will exalt us in due time. Only the humble soul will be saved. There is only one tower, and his name is Christ our salvation. The Rev. Lankford is pastor of St. Luke’s Church he can be contacted at 286-8078 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, June 6, 2010
PET OF THE WEEK
Garland Eugene Morris
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This sweet kitten is just one of many looking to find a good home inside the cat room at the Rutherford County Animal Shelter on Laurel Hill Drive in Rutherfordton. The shelter has many loving animals ready for adoption. The shelter’s hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 287-6025. For the Community Pet Center volunteers office call 287-7738.
Oil spill will reach East coast See related story, Page 10A
RALEIGH (AP) — Though oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill will eventually slide up the East Coast, scientists say the impact along the Atlantic seaboard will be minimal compared to the disastrous scene playing out in Louisiana. Because the weathering journey from the site where the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded is so long, the crude reaching eastern beaches at the peak of tourist season will likely come in nothing more than a smattering of tar balls. Environmental damage will be minimal, with only the slimmest chance of oil-blanketed beaches and struggling wildlife. “It will be more a matter of curiosity than anything else,” said Larry Cahoon, a professor of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. For vacationers eyeing their summer plans, it’s been much more than a curiosity so far, especially after a National Center for Atmospheric Research model projected this week that parts of the oil spill could reach North Carolina within the next month. Although the model determined that East Coast oil would be heavily diluted, the graphics showed an ominous color spreading along the coast. On Tybee Island, Ga., Stacye Jarrell has been fielding phone calls from worried customers who’ve booked rental homes and condos through her business. Jarrell said several have cited the center’s projection, which
shows a possibility of oil creeping perilously close to Georgia’s 100-mile coastline. “We’ve had a lot of calls from people who are very concerned,” said Jarrell, owner of Oceanfront Cottage Rentals on the touristdependent island 18 miles east of Savannah. “I think everyone is sufficiently terrified.” She’s been trying to calm concerned customers with details about Georgia’s unique geography. The Georgia coast makes up the westernmost part of the eastern seaboard, and the Gulf Stream threatening to carry oil up the Atlantic coast is about 70 miles from Georgia’s beaches. “We believe truly that the Gulf Stream is going to be our biggest defense,” Jarrell said. The Gulf of Mexico oil made its first appearance Friday at the Florida Panhandle and continued to trickle into the powerful loop current that will pull it around that state’s peninsula. From there, the Gulf Stream will serve as a highway to quickly carry it up the East Coast and deep into the Atlantic. Gulf Stream waters move at 4 or 5 mph and meander like a river under the influence of winds, temperatures and storms. The Gulf Stream is narrow near Miami, where it’s just a few miles from shore and oil could more easily be pushed to land by an easterly wind. The current grows wider and more unpredictable as it travels north and far to the east of Charleston, S.C., before passing close to the elbow of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and heading out to sea.
Police Notes Sheriff’s Reports
n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 172 E-911 calls Friday.
n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 48 E-911 calls Friday.
n The Spindale Police Department responded to 39 E-911 Friday.
n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to five E-911 calls Friday.
n The Forest City Police Department responded to 73 E-911 calls Friday.
n William Joseph Beheler, 42, of 213 Fernwood Cir., charged with felony probation violation, released on a $8,000 bond. (RCSD) n Harry Dean Kemper, 61, of Lusk Hotel, charged with driving while license revoked, released on a written promise to appear. (RCSD)
n Joshua Gregory Bailey, 23, of 441 Newton Cole Rd., charged with misdemeanor probation violation and three counts of felony probation violation, released on a $35,000 bond. (RCSD) n Danielle Nicole Patterson, 28, of 204 Setzer Dr., charged with giving fictitious information to an officer and resisting a public officer, released on a $1,500 bond. (RCSD) n Scottie Dean Ramsey, 31, of Gardos Motel, charged with driving while impaired, released on a $1,000 bond. (RCSD) n Michael James Hudson, 46, of 1003 Stonecutter St., charged with resisting a public officer, released on a $500 bond. (SPD) n Emily Deanna Buff, 29, of 2226 Harris Henrietta Rd., charged with driving while impaired and released on a $500 bond. (FCPD) n Shiaderrick Marshawn Barbee, 20, of 220 Collett St., charged with fleeing and eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endangerment, no operator’s license, resisting a public officer, speeding and driving left of center, released on a $10,000 bond. (RPD)
EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 30 E-911 calls Friday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to one E-911 call Friday. 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.
Garland Eugene Morris, age 76, of Hollis Rd, Ellenboro, died June 4, 2010, at Hospice at Windover, Shelby, N.C. A native of Cleveland County, he was a son of the late William Cephus Morris and Bertha Mae Laughter Morris. He was an Army veteran having served during the Korean War, worked as a textile machinist for Shelby Knitting, in his retirement worked at All American Fabrics in Shelby, N.C. Survivors include his wife, Colleen Doggett Morris of the home, a son, Douglas Morris of Gastonia, two daughters, Patti Reynolds of Ellenboro andMelanie Duncan of Charlotte; three brothers, Wilford Morris of Charlotte, Hubert Morris of Orlando, Fla., and Ermie Morris of Winston-Salem; a sister Judy Black of Central, S.C.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., at the Trinity Wesleyan Church, Forest City, with the Revs. Bob Black, Bob Allred, and Kenneth Addis officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be held privately for the family. The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. There is an online guest registry available at www.padgettking. com.
David Decker David Morris Decker, 48, of 348 New House Rd., Ellenboro, died Friday, June 4, 2010 at Rutherford Hospital. He was born in Germany, a son of Walter and Winnie Hampton Murphy of Fayetteville. He was an Army veteran and was employed by Hamricks Needmore. He is survived by his wife, Tami Scism Decker; three sons, D.J. Decker, Chris Decker and Shawn Decker; two step-daughters, Aimee White and Jessica Fagan; one brother, Kenny Decker; one sister, Shandra Crowdis; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the home, 348 New House Rd., Ellenboro, N.C. 28040. McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is serving the Decker Family.
at his alma mater from 1987 until 1994. He also was the AD at William & Mary, Utah and SMU. John Wooden LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Wooden, college basketball’s gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99. With his signature rolledup game program in hand, Wooden led the Bruins to 10 NCAA championships, including an unmatched streak of seven in a row from 1967 to 1973. Over 27 years, he won 620 games, including 88 straight during one historic stretch. Born Oct. 14, 1910, near Martinsville, Ind., on a farm that didn’t have electricity or indoor plumbing, Wooden’s life revolved around sports from the time his father built a baseball diamond among his wheat, corn and alfalfa. Baseball was his favorite sport, but there was also a basketball hoop nailed in a hayloft. Wooden played there countless hours with his brother, Maurice, using any kind of ball they could find. He led Martinsville High School to the Indiana state basketball championship in 1927 before heading to Purdue, where he was AllAmerica from 1930-32. The Boilermakers were national champions his senior season. But it wasn’t until he headed west to Southern California that Wooden really made his mark on the game. Wooden guided the Bruins to seven consecutive titles from 1967 through 1973 and a record 88-game winning streak in the early 1970s. From the time of his first title following the 1963-64 season through the 10th in 1974-75, Wooden’s Bruins were 330-19, including four 30-0 seasons.
An online guest registry is available at www.mickenneylandrethfuneralhome.com.
Deaths Jim Copeland CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns lineman and exVirginia athletic director Jim Copeland has died. He was 65. Copeland spent eight years in the NFL, playing guard and center for the Browns from 1967 until 1974. The 6-foot-2, 242-pounder played in college at Virginia. He was the athletic director
Garland Eugene Morris
David Morris Decker, 48, of 348 New House Rd., Ellenboro, died Friday, June 4, 2010 at Rutherford Hospital. David was born in Germany on January 18, 1962, a son of Walter and Winnie Hampton Murphy of Fayetteville, N.C. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed by Hamricks Needmore. He is survived by his wife, Tami Scism Decker; three sons, D.J. Decker, Chris Decker and Shawn Decker; two step-daughters, Aimee White and Jessica Fagan; one brother, Kenny Decker; one sister, Shandra Crowdis; and three grandchildren, David James Decker, Jr., Anthony Decker and Abbi White. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the home, 348 New House Rd., Ellenboro, N.C. 28040. McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is serving the Decker Family. An online guest registry is available at www.mickenneylandrethfuneralhome.com.
Garland Eugene Morris, age 76, of Hollis Rd, Ellenboro, died June 4, 2010, at Hospice at Windover, Shelby, N.C. A native of Cleveland County, he was a son of the late William Cephus Morris and Bertha Mae Laughter Morris; he was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War, worked as a textile machinist for Shelby Knitting, in his retirement worked at All American Fabrics in Shelby, N.C. Survivors include his wife, Colleen Doggett Morris of the home, a son, Douglas Morris and wife Barbara of Gastonia, two daughters, Patti Reynolds and husband Robert of Ellenboro, Melanie Duncan and husband John of Charlotte, NC, three brothers, Wilford Morris and wife Opal of Charlotte, N.C., Hubert Morris and his wife Bette of Orlando, Fla., Ermie Morris and wife Lois of Winston-Salem, N.C., a sister Judy Black and her husband Reverend Bob Black of Central, S.C. There are six grandchildren, William and Madeline Morris of Gastonia, Paige and Taylor Reynolds of Ellenboro, and Shelby and Joshua Duncan of Charlotte. Funeral services will be held Monday, eleven o’clock in the morning, at the Trinity Wesleyan Church, Forest City, with the Reverend Bob Black, Reverend Bob Allred, and Reverend Kenneth Addis officiating. Visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be held privately for the family. There is an online guest registry available at www.padgettking.com. The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
6A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, June 6, 2010
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Reunions Sims-Guffey reunion: Sunday, June 6, 1 p.m. Piedmont Pleasant Hill Clubhouse; bring well filled baskets; eating utensils will be furnished.
Meetings/other Meeting and community supper: Saturday, June 12, 7 p.m., Piedmont-Pleasant Hill Club House; food, fun and fellowship.
Miscellaneous Breakfast: June 12, 7 to 11 a.m., Whitehouse Community Center; menu includes sausage, livermush, gravy, eggs, potatoes, grits, biscuits, jellies, juice, coffee and tea; adults $5, children $3 (ages 6 to 12), younger than 6 free; sponsoredy by Whitehouse Community Club. Rutherfordton Raiders Youth Football and Cheerleading sign ups: June 12; one child, $45, each additional child is $35. Senior citizens club: Young at Heart Senior Club will meet Saturday, June 26, at Spindale Restaurant; meeting begins at 11 a.m.; dutch treat lunch, 11:30 a.m.; fellowship and bingo; for more information, contact Roy McKain, 245-4800. Foothills Harvest Storewide 1/2 off sale: The thrift store is located at 120 W. Trade St., Forest City.
Religion Singing: Sunday, June 6, 7 p.m,, Riverside Baptist Church, Hogan Road, Harris; featuring the Land of the Sky Boys from Asheville. Singing program: Sunday, June 13, 4 p.m., Angel Divine Faith Church, Rutherfordton; featuring the Kings of Joy from Forest City, and other groups. Gospel singing: Sunday, June 6, 6 p.m., Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Rutherfordton; featuring Soldiers for the Cross. Homecoming: Sunday, June 6, Mountain View Baptist Church; Sunday School and worship followed by lunch and singing with the Goode’s Quartet. Mobile pantry: Tuesday, June 15, 10 a.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Mooresboro; please bring a basket/ box for food items; for Rutherford County residents only.
ICC classes Summer classes are also listed at www.isothermal.edu/learnstuff. To register for any of the above classes, call 286-363, ext. 346.
Red Cross classes Adult/Child and Infant CPR: Saturday, June 5, 8:30 a.m. until Adult CPR: Monday, June 7, 6 p.m. until Child and Infant CPR: Tuesday, June 8, 6 p.m. until First Aid Preventing Disease Transmission: Thursday, June 10, 6 p.m. until Preparedness and Safety Camp: Tuesday, June 22-Friday, June 25; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday; students receive Red Cross Babysitter’s Training, Child and infant CPR, first aid and disaster preparedness.
Hospice Hospice of Rutherford County offers the following services: GRACE support group for anyone caring for a loved one: GRACE is conducted the first Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Rutherford Life Care and the third Friday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Rutherford County Senior Center. Adult Care services are available on Tuesday evenings.
ture program in Milwaukee, recently agreed to make Foothills Connect, in Rutherfordton, the group’s first rural regional training center. This year, Will Allen was named to the Time 100 World’s Most Influential People list. Time wrote, “Says Allen: “Everybody, regardless of their economic means, should have access to the same healthy, safe, affordable food that is grown naturally.” “The movement’s aim is not just healthier people but a healthier planet. Food grown in cities is trucked shorter distances. Translation: more greenhouses in the ‘hood equals less greenhouse gas in the air.” Similarly, Tim Will, executive director of Foothills Connect is working on a greenhouse project in Rutherford Contributed photo County. Foothills Connect recently received Will Allen demonstrates how to work the worm beds which are an integral part of his $300,000 from the N.C. Rural Center intensive farming practice. for a methane gas recovery and greenhouse project in Rutherford the greenhouses. Of the earthworms, Tim Will said, County. And using the worms, he said, will “He measures worms in pounds. Jim Brown of Foothills Connect relieve the landfill of much food Twelve thousand pounds.” explained the project recently. waste. The Will Allen website says, “At “We received $300,000 from the The Growing Power approach, Tim Growing Power, we use worms to creRural Center for our project that Will said, means thinking in terms ate a nutrient rich, organic fertilizer will capture the methane gas at the of cubic feet, not square feet. In other and soil conditioner that we use on Rutherford County landfill and essen- all of our growing beds and as a valwords, using every square inch. tially use it to heat 33 small greenThe aquaponics program, he said, ue-added product that we sell at our houses in an area close to the landfill will be introduced at R-S Central stores and at farmers’ markets.” that will grow winter vegetables,” High School. The site explains that its takes the he said. “And we are also looking at Will Allen, his website notes, bought worms about 12 weeks “to process the other uses for that power for other a small tract in Milwaukee in 1993, partially decomposed compost into months out of the year.” and, “As it turned out, the small propnutrient-rich worm castings (excreTim Will said this week that erty was the last tract in the city of ment).” Growing Power offers the prospect Milwaukee still zoned for agriculThe worms are coaxed to leave the of vastly increasing the productivity ture.” finished compost and go to a new of the hoophouse greenhouses at the Tim Will commented that Will feeding project by placing a screen landfill. Allen is able to gross $500,000 per over the top of the bin and placing Tim Will and Kirk Wilson of acre on the two-acre farm. new compost above that. Foothills Connect attended a recent “For years I have argued that our “Because red worms are surface training seminar at Allen’s facility in food system is broken, and I have dwellers,” the website reports, “they Milwaukee. tried to teach what I believe must be will migrate through the screen to The Will Allen website explains, consume the new compost. Using this done to fix it,” the site continues. “Will has been an innovator in methSince that has been Tim Will’s manmethod, we recover approximately 80 ods of composting, vermicomposting tra for years in Rutherford County, it percent of the worms from the worm (using worms to refine and fertilize seems inevitable that rural Foothills castings. These worms are then used compost) and aquaponics (growing Connect would link up with urban to create the next worm bin.” fish and food plants in a closed sysGrowing Power. Tim Will noted that growing plants tem). These and other intensive pracin that medium will give six times tices result in remarkable yields of the density of planting in dirt, and Contact Dale via e-mail at ldale@thedigifood even in a very small area.” talcourier.com. thereby greatly increase the yield in
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The board will appoint Lucas Veale and Danny Searcy as plat review officers. Also on the agenda will be an appointment to the Economic Development Commission from
PROMISE Support Group: Conducted quarterly for anyone who has lost an adult child. Call 245-0095 to find out more. Offered at no cost. Volunteer Training: July 12 through July 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Carolina Event and Conference Center. Call for more information. Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch meeting: Third Friday of each month at the Carolina Event and Conference Center. From 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. Cost for lunch is $5. Participants must register in order to reserve lunch.
Finally, commissioners will once again review the possibility of selling property they own along U.S. 221 and Henson Road to the NCDOT for the U.S. 221 widening project. Other items may be added to the agenda. Contact Baughman via e-mail at email@example.com.
RHP gets grant for urgent repairs FOREST CITY — Rutherford County has received a grant of $75,000 from the N.C. Housing Finance Agency to provide urgently needed repairs for low-income homeowners with special needs in Rutherford County. The grant will be administered by Rutherford Housing Partnership (RHP), a local nonprofit that provides urgently needed repairs for qualified low-income homeowners. Applicants interested in being considered for help through these funds must submit an application to RHP by June 28. All applications on file June 28 will be ranked and selected for inclusion in the program by July 9. NCHFA Urgent Repair Program ’10, which is funded by the N.C. Housing Trust Fund, provides repairs necessary to prevent immediate threats to the life and/or safety of the homeowner, prevent homeowner displace-
ment, and provide accessibility for the homeowner. “The county is extremely excited about the partnership that we have with RHP,” said John Condrey, Rutherford County Manager. The partnership with the county gives a boost to the work RHP has provided Rutherford County for the past 15 years, said Billy Honeycutt, president of the board for RHP. To be eligible for assistance through URP10 in Rutherford County, the applicant: n must reside within Rutherford County; n must show evidence of ownership and occupy the home in need of repair; n must earn a household income 50 percent or below the NC statewide non-metropolitan median household income, based on family size; n must have urgent repair needs
that threaten the life and safety of occupants; n must have a special need (i.e. be elderly, handicapped or disabled, elevated blood lead levels in children, a family with more than five household members, or a single parent with a dependent living at home.) n and must have no other available resources to repair his/her home. To qualify for this assistance, a oneperson household can make no more than $19,950 a year; a two-person household, $22,800; a three-person household, $25,650, and so on. To receive a preliminary application and assistance policy, call RHP at 248-3431 and leave your name and address. To pick up an application, go by the Habitat ReStore, 686 W. Main Street, Forest City, or Isothermal Planning and Development Commission, 111 W. Court St., Rutherfordton.
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Commissioner Eddie Holland, who will also make appointments to the planning commission. Marion Michalove is up to be reappointed to the Home and Community Care Block Grant Committee. Commissioner Susan Crowe will present a resolution opposing current state laws that allow forced annexation.
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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, June 6, 2010 — 7A
Back to the land
Fed boss pushes loans for sound small businesses
That dirt is now a paycheck
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting loans flowing more normally to creditworthy small businesses will help the economic recovery, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday. Small businesses — more so than big companies — rely on bank loans to expand operations and hire. Small businesses usually help drive job creation during recoveries but credit clogs have hurt hiring. Lending to small businesses is declining even though the economy is improving. Lending has dropped from almost $700 billion in the second quarter of 2008, a period when the country was embroiled in a financial crisis, to $660 billion in the first quarter of this year, Bernanke said in prepared remarks in Detroit. Many lawmakers on Capitol Hill have complained about small businesses wanting to take out loans but having trouble getting them. Bernanke, however, said it’s difficult to divine whether the decline in lending to small businesses was being driven more by weaker demand or reduced supply because loans are harder to get. Lenders and borrowers have different perspectives on the problem, he said. “For example, some potential borrowers have been turned down because lending terms and conditions remain tighter than before the financial crisis, perhaps reflecting banks’ concerns about the effects of the recession on borrowers’ economic prospects and balance sheets,” Bernanke said.
“From the potential borrowers’ point of view, particularly a borrower who has been able to obtain loans in the past, these changes may feel like a reduction in the supply of credit,” he added. “From the lender’s point of view, the problem appears to be a lack of demand from creditworthy borrowers,” he said. Getting bank lending flowing more normally again is a delicate dance for the Fed and other banking regulators. As regulators encourage banks to make loans to sound borrowers, they are also working to make sure banks get back on firmer footing after suffering through the worst financial and economic crises since the 1930s.
An AP Member Exchange By MICHAEL HASTINGS Winston-Salem Journal
Organic farmer Nathan Pitts, right, sells brocolli to Gretta Kohler at Krankie’s Farmers Market in downtown Winston-Salem Tuesday, May 11. The sole employee of Shore Farms Organics, Pitts grows basil, fennel, chard, broccoli, tomatoes, okra, squash, pumpkins and sells directly to consumers and restaurants.
The Fed has been reaching out to small businesses in an effort to come up with ways to help ease the credit problem. Bernanke’s meeting in Detroit was one of a series of such sessions the Fed has been conducting. The findings from the meetings will be presented in a conference at the Fed in the summer.
WINSTON-SALEM — When Nathan Pitts puts his hands in the dirt, he’s not playing. He’s counting on that dirt for a paycheck. Pitts, 31, is the owner and sole employee of Shore Farms Organics, where carefully tended, rich soil is the foundation for picture-perfect produce. Good soil is important because Pitts doesn’t use any pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Pitts is a new breed of farmer. He’s learning to make a living off just a few acres by diversifying crops and revenue sources. He sells directly to consumers and restaurants. “I’ve always loved to grow things,” he said. “Starting a seed and watching it grow into food that people are going to eat — it’s just fun.” Pitts farms land that has been in his mother’s family for generations. Once, it was about 600 acres and was used by his grandfather and great-grandfather for training bird dogs. Now 25 acres remain, but Pitts needs only a few of those. He grows basil, fennel, chard, broccoli, tomatoes, okra, squash, pumpkins and more. He sells the vegetables and he sells the plants. Even the sunflowers, which he uses to attract bees, will be sold as cut flowers. Just as important as the Please see Land, Page 8A
Nathan Pitts at his organic farm near Yadkinville Thursday, May 13.
Billboard attracts with charcoal, pepper scent
MOORESVILLE (AP) — It’s not just the picture of beef on a new billboard in North Carolina that tries to catch drivers’ attention, it’s the aroma coming from the sign. Multiple media outlets reported the billboard on N.C. 150 in Mooresville emits the smell of black pepper and charcoal to promote a new line of beef available at the Bloom grocery chain. Bloom is part of the Salisburybased Food Lion chain. The billboard shows a fork piercing a piece of meat. A Bloom spokeswoman says the billboard will emit scents from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day until June 18. A high-powered fan at the bottom of the billboard spreads the aroma by blowing air over cartridges loaded with fragrance oil.
Five tips for protecting your 401(k) By DAVID PITT AP Personal Finance Writer
DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s been a harrowing ride in the stock market lately. So much so that it’s prompted scores of investors to pull money out of market and park it in bonds or other fixed-income assets. “We feel as human beings that we’re supposed to do something, but in reality very often the best thing for us to do is to stick right where we are,”
said Stuart Ritter, a financial planner with T. Rowe Price. As the market fell 9 percent in May, the daily movement of money within 401(k) accounts reached a level not seen since the first quarter of 2009 — a period when the stock market was in free fall to its March 2009 bottom. Witness that on May 6, when the Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.2 percent, transfers to fixed-income investments were four times the average. Similarly, on May 20 when the mar-
ket fell 3.6 percent, transfers to fixed income were more than three times normal. Fearing volatility, 86 percent of the money transferred in 401(k) accounts went into fixed-income investments, according to business consultant Hewitt Associates. It’s the proper timing of a return to the stock market that’s critical for investors. Please see Protecting, Page 8A
8A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, June 6, 2010
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
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An analysis of more than 8 million 401(k) accounts during the market collapse that began in 2008, found about 1.6 percent of the investors got scared and pulled all of their money out of stocks. The Fidelity Investments study found that those who did not get back in market saw their balance fall an average 6.8 percent, through March 31 of this year. Those who kept at least some money in stocks saw their accounts grow an average of 21.8 percent. What can be done to get through the rough patches yet avoid hurting your chances at saving enough? Here’s a five-step action plan that may keep you from overreacting. 1. Develop a strategy One of the biggest problems with retirement savings is the failure of investors to have a specific and written asset allocation strategy, said Pam Hess, director of retirement research for Hewitt Associates. It’s best to have a written plan with a specific allocation of stocks, bonds and cash investments. This allocation should be based how far you are away from retirement. Younger workers should have more invested in stocks. As retirement approaches the split should shift more heavily toward safer investments like bonds or money-market accounts. A savings goal is another factor. For most of us the aim is to preserve our current lifestyle in our retirement years. If you need more money, you may want to risk more in stocks in exchange for the benefit of gaining more over the long term. The third factor is how much risk you can tolerate and still sleep at night. Taken together these considerations will help determine an appropriately aggressive or conservative strategy. But above all, write down your plan. 2. Weather the storm A big lesson from the current economic downturn is that pulling out of the market at the wrong time is costly. With cable television channels and investing websites scrolling minute-byminute results, it’s easy to focus on the daily market swings, said Chris Gardner, a financial adviser in East Syracuse, N.Y. He tells clients to shut them off. He said clients frequently call during a period of market volatility and he reminds them that they have a long-term plan and patience will be rewarded. 3. Understand the market Part of learning to ignore the swings
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is understanding that some amount of market volatility is normal. The key is to understand that it can be caused by different factors. Today’s market fluctuation is nothing like 2008 when credit markets were collapsing, banks had little liquidity and the economy was on the verge of a meltdown, said Rose Greene, a Los Angeles financial adviser. Experienced market watchers know that the volatility caused by underlying economic problems is different from recurring market fluctuations. An influence on volatility during the summer is that people are on vacation, including Wall Street traders. That means fewer people buying and selling, resulting in smaller volume. The fewer shares that change hands, the more volatile the market can be. 4. Get help If you manage your own 401(k) account, consider using online or call-in advice if offered by your employer. More companies are adding such services, said Hewitt’s Hess. If a target-date fund is an option in your 401(k) plan consider using one. These funds are focused on the year you plan to retire. They establish your risk, shifting investments toward safety as you approach retirement. They also rebalance your account. Hess said younger workers particularly can benefit from a target-date fund. Although such funds were criticized as the market tanked, many did very well last year as stocks bounced back. Hewitt’s research shows that workers who were in target-date funds, managed accounts or sought advice during the period from 2006 through 2008 outperformed those who didn’t get any help by 1.8 percent a year. 5. Rebalance Rebalance your account at least once a year if you find your allocations have shifted plus or minus 5 percent from your targets. Failure to rebalance creates more risk. For example if a portfolio has 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds, a market rally could shift that to 70 percent stocks. This means you’ve left yourself more at risk than you had planned. Research has shown that failure to rebalance means you have 30 percent chance of exceeding your targeted risk level. Many 401(k) plans have an automatic rebalancing feature, while others make it simple to manage online. If you take these few steps to reassure yourself, you may satisfy your instinctual need to react to the market, but instead of damaging your chances to save enough, you may just help yourself.
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diversity of crops is the diversity of markets. On Tuesdays, he’s at Krankies farmers market at Third Street and Patterson Ave. On Saturday afternoons, he can be found at City Beverage on Burke Street. And in peak periods when he has lots of produce, he goes to the Dixie Classic farmers market on Saturday mornings. He also has started a Community Supported Agriculture program. About 20 people signed up to receive a box of produce every week for either 10 or 20 weeks. He sells in bulk to a handful of restaurants, such as New Town Bistro, Meridian and 6th and Vine. And he keeps in touch with his customers through his website -- shorefarmsorganics.com -- and Facebook. For years, Pitts dreamed of having his own farm. “He’s always been good with the earth,” said his mother, Gaye Shore Pitts, a retired teacher who lives on the farm with Pitts. “When he was a toddler, he used to follow me around the garden. And when he was young he said, ’I don’t think I would ever be happy working inside.”’ By the time Pitts graduated from high school in 1997, the land wasn’t being used. Pitts went to work for Lowe’s homeimprovement and worked in a garden shop. Later, his green thumb got him promoted to the district level, where he traveled to any Lowe’s garden shop with sagging sales. His job was to fix the problems. But that job just wasn’t dirty enough: “I like to be outside. I’m not a suit-and-tie kind of guy.” He migrated to Florida, quit Lowe’s, and started working in construction. Then, in 2007, he was seriously injured in a car wreck. “A guy hit me at 130 miles an hour from behind,” Pitts said.
“It rode over me and crushed the right side of my body, destroyed the car. I was lucky I wasn’t paralyzed.” Skin was torn off the right side of his face and scalp. He had to have surgery to implant a permanent rod in his femur to help him walk again. He came back home for physical therapy, and his recovery gave him lots of time to think. “As I was getting better, I started getting this idea,” Pitts said. “I always wanted to do this but never had the means.” From the beginning, Pitts has used organic practices at his farm. He eventually hopes to become certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “I figure if I can grow things without chemicals, why use them?” he said. For a natural fertilizer, Pitts uses worm castings, composted worm manure that he gets from NatureWorks Organics in Clemmons. A one-time application of a small handful of castings at the base of each plant can increase growth 300 percent or more, he said. To avoid chemical weed killers, he composts leaves around plants, which also helps retain moisture and conserve water. He deals with insects by applying clove and peppermint oil or by just picking them off by hand. But a lot of organic farming starts with good soil and healthy plants. Pitts’ growing practices led the Piedmont chapter of Slow Food to give Shore Farms its Snail of Approval award, for farms that are committed to quality food and sustainable agriculture. Pitts said that though he’s making money, so far he has been putting his profits back into the business. Sometimes he wonders what he got into. “I work 7 days a week, 16 to 17 hours a day. I’m always planting something,” he said. Gaye Pitts doesn’t think that her son would have it any other way. “He’s always been a 24/7 kind of guy,” she said. “And he’s doing what makes him happy.”
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Israeli soldiers arrest Jamie Cory, a British peace activist from Manchester, according to his group ‘Solidarity Project’ (PSP), during a protest against Israel’s decision not to allow 1,200-ton Rachel Corrie aid ship to reach the blockaded Gaza Strip in the West Bank village of Beit Omar, near the city of Hebron, Saturday. Associated Press
Israel seizes Gaza-bound ship JERUSALEM (AP) — A defiant Israel enforced its 3-year-old blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza on Saturday, with naval commandos swiftly commandeering a Gaza-bound aid vessel carrying an Irish Nobel laureate and other activists and forcing it to head to an Israeli port instead. The bloodless takeover stood in marked contrast to a deadly raid of another Gaza aid ship this week. However, it was unlikely to halt snowballing international outrage and demands that Israel lift or at least loosen the devastating closure that confines 1.5 million Palestinians to a small sliver of land and only allows in basic humanitarian goods. For now, the confrontations at sea are likely to continue. The organizers of Saturday’s sail said they planned to dispatch as many as three more ships in coming months and that four captains already have volunteered for the missions. “What Israel needs to understand is that nothing is accomplished with force,” said Greta Berlin of the Cyprus-based Free Gaza group, which sent the latest aid vessel, the Rachel Corrie. Israel said it would block any attempt to reach Gaza by sea, in order to prevent weapons from reaching the Iranian-backed Islamic militant group. “Israel ... will not allow the establishment of an Iranian port in Gaza,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. At the same time, Israel signaled Saturday it is considering easing the blockade, although officials provided no details. Israel and Egypt closed Gaza’s
borders after Hamas seized the territory three years ago from Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Saturday’s takeover of the 1,200-ton ship was over in minutes. After trailing the vessel for six hours across the Mediterranean, Israeli commandos boarded it from speed boats around noon, in international waters about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Gaza, and forced it to sail to the Israeli port of Ashdod. Footage from an Israeli aircraft showed the passengers sitting quietly in two rows on the top deck. A man described by the Israeli military as the captain got up, raised his arms and walked toward the soldiers. The military said the crew of the Rachel Corrie dropped down one of the ship’s ladders to make it easier for the forces to board. The activists could not be reached to describe the events because communication with the ship was cut during the operation. Berlin called the takeover an outrage. The 11 passengers and eight crew members will be deported, although those who object will be detained and given a chance to appeal, officials said. Those aboard included Mairead Corrigan, who won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work with Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland, and the former U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, Denis Halliday. While in radio contact, the Israeli navy officers addressed
the boat as “Linda” — the vessel’s name before it was renamed for an American college student crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer during a 2003 Gaza protest. Saturday’s nonviolent operation came nearly a week after a chaotic takeover of a six-ship flotilla by Israel, also in international waters. In that confrontation, Israeli forces rappelled from a helicopter onto the deck of the Turkish lead ship, clashed with club-wielding activists awaiting them and at some point opened fire. Eight Turks and a TurkishAmerican were killed, and a preliminary autopsy report released by Turkey Saturday said they were shot a total of 30 times. Of the nine, five were shot in the head and back, and one was shot from close range, the report said. Israel said its forces acted in self-defense against what it described as Islamic extremists. However, the outcry over the aid ships has been a public relations nightmare for Israel, while giving Hamas a welcome boost. Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said Saturday the Rachel Corrie should have been allowed to reach Gaza “without Israeli aggression.” In Stockholm, the Swedish dockworkers’ union said it would persuade members not to service Israeli ships for a week, starting June 15. In Tel Aviv, a demonstration marking the 43rd anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza turned into a protest against the blockade.
Slaying suspect being interrogated LIMA, Peru (AP) — The lone suspect in the disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway was paraded — moist-eyed and looking stunned — before reporters on Saturday as Peruvians denounced him and detectives began interrogating him about the murder of a Lima student. Joran van der Sloot arrived at criminal police headquarters in a brown Interpol SUV and was escorted across an auditorium of shouting, shutter-snapping journalists three times. Wearing a green bulletproof vest, his hands handcuffed behind him, the husky 22-yearold Dutchman stared straight ahead and didn’t respond to reporters’ questions or even
make eye contact. Outside the police headquarters, seven Indian shamans in brightly colored ponchos repeatedly stabbed a cloth doll representing van der Sloot in a “spiritual punishment” ritual. “We’re punishing him so that all the forces of evil are purged,” one shouted. About an hour earlier, onlookers yelled insults at the man who has dominated Peruvian front pages as he was transferred from a highway police station wagon south of the foggy coastal capital. His interrogation began almost immediately, Gen. Cesar Guardia, chief of Peru’s criminal police, told The Associated
Press. Chile deported van der Sloot at the countries’ border on Friday and he was driven 17 hours north in a police caravan. Chilean police spokesman Fernando Ovalle said the Dutchman told them he did not kill 21-year-old Stephany Flores, who was found battered with a broken neck on Sunday in his Lima hotel room. But van der Sloot did acknowledge that “he met her and at some point they went to a casino,” Ovalle said. Hotel video cameras and witnesses recorded the two entering van der Sloot’s hotel room together and the Dutchman leaving alone, carrying two bags, Gen. Guardia said.
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New Iran nuke sanctions backed MESEBERG, Germany (AP) — Germany and Russia declared Saturday that the five world powers negotiating with Iran support a fresh set of international sanctions, and Chancellor Angela Merkel said they could pass soon. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said at a news conference with Merkel that “agreement on the sanctions exists,” despite the fact that “nobody wants sanctions.” “We hope the voice of the international community will be heard by the Iranian leadership,” Medvedev said through the official German translator. Merkel said sanctions could be passed by the United Nations Security Council “in the near future.” Russia has been traditionally opposed to sanctions for Iran, a longtime trade partner, but in recent months officials have shown less patience with Iran’s refusal to stop enriching uranium and heed other council demands meant to reduce suspicions over its nuclear aims .
G-20 agrees about deficits BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — World financial leaders pledged Saturday to push ahead on curbing deficits and crafting financial reforms to safeguard the global recovery, including making banks bear much of the burden for government bailouts. As expected, the finance ministers and central banks gathered in this southern port city finessed what some said were at times heated differences over how to reshape financial regulation and build safety nets for countries stricken by debt crises. The Group of 20 welcomed measures taken by the European Union, the European Central Bank and the IMF, including a $1 trillion bailout, to help countries cope with the fallout from unsustainably high debt.
D-Day site gets facelift to save it PARIS (AP) — The Nazis thought the jagged cliffs were unassailable until the elite U.S. Rangers scaled them in a valiant D-Day assault. Now the rocks are undergoing major surgery to save them from an even greater force — Mother Nature. The cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, the Normandy promontory where the Rangers stared down death, have eroded by 10 meters (33 feet) since June 6, 1944. Today, the job is to strengthen the cliffs, not conquer them, and keep the bunker used by the Nazis as an observation point from falling into the pounding sea. “If we leave it this way, the cliffs will crumble all by themselves,” said Philippe Berthod, director of the Pointe du Hoc operation for GTS, a Lyon-based company that specializes in delicate operations, often on sites with difficult access. But fixing the cliffs, made of limestone mixed with clay, is just buying time — 50 years is an optimistic estimate, Berthod said.
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Nation Today Burglar falls asleep EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island man broke into an East Providence home and fell asleep on a hallway floor. East Providence police said 29-year-old Jeremy Menard was found sleeping in the basement of the two-family home Friday morning and arrested. Resident Carmine Balzano said his wife found Menard. Menard was arraigned on breaking and entering charges Friday. He was released and is due back in court in August. It was unclear whether he had hired a lawyer.
Police probe lead PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Investigators picked their way across a muddy stretch of remote central Illinois Saturday as they followed a lead into the disappearance and possible homicide of the fourth wife of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson. Peterson already faces a murder charge in the 2004 killing of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. No one has been charged in the 2007 disappearance of his subsequent spouse, Stacy Peterson, and her body has not been found. State police and other law enforcement agencies were searching rural land “thick with timber” near Peoria for signs of Stacy Peterson, said state police Master Sgt. Tom Burek. He wouldn’t say when the search began or how large the search area is. He also wouldn’t confirm where the lead came from or how credible police thought it might be. “We follow up on every lead,” he said. Stacy Peterson’s disappearance drew national attention after Drew Peterson was named a suspect in
both her disappearance and Savio’s death. Stacy Peterson was 23 when she disappeared. Drew Peterson, 56, is scheduled to go on trial next month, charged in Savio’s killing. He has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and is being held in isolation at the Will County Jail.
Fight sentence imposed STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced to three years in prison for the death of a Fort Bragg, N.C. soldier after a fight outside a Steamboat Springs bar. Eduardo Capote was sentenced Friday in Routt County District Court after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter in April. Prosecutors said Capote punched 37-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lopez outside a downtown Steamboat Springs bar in January 2009. Lopez fell and hit his head on the pavement and died days later. Authorities said the fight happened because of an argument over a jukebox song.
Moon rock found MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A missing piece of the moon may have been found in Morgantown. Retired dentist Robert Conner learned Friday that the one-gram rock fragment he found in his late brother’s possessions a decade ago was actually presented to the state by NASA during the 1970s. “I didn’t even know we had one that could go missing,” Conner said. The rock was part of 135 fragments collected during the Apollo 17 mission and given to the 50 states and several countries, said Joe Gutheinz Jr., a former NASA investigator.
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Crews clean up tar along Pensacola Beach Fla., Saturday. Driftwood and seashells glazed with rust-colored tar lined the surf along the Gulf Coast’s once-pristine white sand beaches Saturday. The crude from a busted oil well deep underwater washed ashore in greater quantities and farther east.
Wildlife threat from oil spill becomes a reality ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) — The wildlife apocalypse along the Gulf Coast that everyone has feared for weeks is fast becoming a terrible reality. Pelicans struggle to free themselves from oil, thick as tar, that gathers in hip-deep pools, while others stretch out useless wings, feathers dripping with crude. Dead birds and dolphins wash ashore, coated in the sludge. Seashells that once glinted pearly white under the hot June sun are stained crimson. Scenes like this played out along miles of shoreline Saturday, nearly seven weeks after a BP rig exploded and the wellhead a mile below the surface began belching millions of gallons of oil. “These waters are my backyard, my life,” said boat captain Dave Marino, a firefighter and fishing guide from Myrtle Grove. “I don’t want to say heartbreaking, because that’s been said. It’s a nightmare. It looks like it’s going to be wave after wave of it and nobody can stop it.” The oil has steadily spread east, washing up in greater quantities in recent days, even as a cap placed by BP over the blownout well began to collect some of the escaping crude. The cap, resembling an upside-down funnel, has captured about 252,000 gallons of oil, according to Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man for the crisis. If earlier estimates are correct, that means the cap is capturing from a quarter to as much as half the oil spewing from the blowout each day. But that is a small fraction of the 23 million to 47 million gallons government officials estimate have leaked into the Gulf since the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers, making it the nation’s largest oil spill ever. Allen, who said the goal is to gradually raise the amount of the oil being captured, compared the process to stopping the flow of water from a garden hose with a finger: “You don’t want to put your finger down too quickly, or let it off too quickly.” BP officials are trying to capture as much oil as possible without creating too much pressure or allowing the buildup of ice-like hydrates, which form when water and natural gas combine under high pressures and low temperatures. President Barack Obama pledged Saturday in his weekly radio and
Obama nominates Clapper WASHINGTON (AP) — He’s the right guy to ride herd over America’s intelligence operations. Or he’s a good guy, but the wrong one for that tough job. Those warring opinions emerged about James R. Clapper after President Barack Obama said Saturday he wants the Pentagon’s current intelligence chief to serve as director of national intelligence — the fourth since the post was created in 2004 — and wants the Senate to confirm him quickly. “Eminently qualified,” Obama described the blunt-spoken retired Air Force lieutenant general, offering his “complete confidence and support.” Those who know Clapper, 69, and have worked with him during his
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Internet address to fight the spill with the people of the Gulf Coast. His words for oil giant BP PLC were stern: “We will make sure they pay every single dime owed to the people along the Gulf coast.” But his reassurances offer limited consolation to the people who live and work along the coasts of four states — Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida — now confronting the oil spill firsthand. In Gulf Shores, Ala., boardwalks leading to hotels were tattooed with oil from beachgoers’ feet. A slick hundreds of yards long washed ashore at a state park, coating the white sand with a thick, red stew. Cleanup workers rushed to contain it in bags, but more washed in before they could remove the first wave of debris. The oil is showing up right at the beginning of the lucrative tourist season, and beachgoers taking to the region’s beaches haven’t been able to escape it. “This makes me sick,” said Rebecca Thomasson of Knoxville, Tenn., her legs and feet smeared with brown streaks of crude. “We were over in Florida earlier and it was bad there, but it was nothing like this.” At Pensacola Beach, Erin Tamber, who moved to the area from New Orleans after surviving Hurricane Katrina, inspected a beach stained orange by the retreating tide. “I feel like I’ve gone from owning a piece of paradise to owning a toxic waste dump,” she said. Back in Louisiana, along the beach at Queen Bess Island, oil pooled several feet deep, trapping birds against an unused containment boom. The futility of their struggle was confirmed when Joe Sartore, a National Geographic photographer, sank thigh deep in oil on nearby East Grand Terre Island and had to be pulled from the tar. “I would have died if I would have been out here alone,” he said. With no oil response workers on Queen Bess, Plaquemines Parish coastal zone management director P.J. Hahn decided he could wait no longer, pulling an exhausted brown pelican from the oil, the slime dripping from its wings. “We’re in the sixth week, you’d think there would be a flotilla of people out here,” Hahn said. “As you can see, we’re so far behind the curve in this thing.”
long career in public service say he’s never shied away from a fight. That’s just what he may get from senators who will decide whether to put him in a job that comes with an unforgiving mandate, as explained by Obama: ensuring the 16 spy agencies work “as one integrated team that produces quality, timely and accurate intelligence. Let’s be honest — this is a tough task.” A preview of the Capitol Hill obstacles? “He’s a good guy, but the wrong guy,” said the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri. Clapper would succeed retired Adm. Dennis Blair, who resigned after frequent clashes with the White House and other intelligence officials.
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East Rutherford’s players and coaches gather for photos with the 2010 NCHSAA 2A Championship Trophy. The Cavaliers swept Graham in the best-of-3 series Saturday at Doak Field in Raleigh.
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East Rutherford Head Coach Bobby Reynolds carefully explains his point of view to the second base umpire after a close call at the base. The umpire let his original call stand and Reynolds returned to the dugout.
East sweeps Graham By SCOTT BOWERS Daily Courier Sports Editor
RALEIGH — Coach Bobby Reynolds rolled the dice on, perhaps, the finest call of his coaching career and walked away a five-time state champion as a result.
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East Rutherford’s Drew Reynolds delivers a strike to first for an assist on a put out during the game against Graham. Reynolds was named MVP of the 2A State Championship after going 3-for-6 with a run scored, 2 RBI and eight strikeouts with one run allowed in the Game 1 victory on Friday, June 4.
East Rutherford (30-2) pulled out a thrilling 4-3 victory
over Graham (20-13) in Game 2 of the 2010 NCHSAA 2A State Baseball Championship Series at Doak Field in Raleigh Saturday. The Cavaliers swept the Red Devils in two games to capture the program’s fifth championship in nine seasons.
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You got to know when to hold them, know when to walk them
“Talent comes from God and a man should be thankful. Fame comes from men and a man should be humble. Conceit comes from self and a man should be careful.” — John Wooden
I doubt anyone will fire off angry e-mails after this statement of the obvious, but .... Coach John Wooden was the greatest coach that ever lived. Period. The passing of this legend, this giant among men, came across the wire as I sat in a hotel, six feet from Coach Bobby Reynolds. Former East JV baseball coach, Brian Bridges and I made the four-hour drive to Raleigh to call the baseball championship series on the radio for WCAB.
As we rode, we talked all things sports. Basketball coaches, football coaches and baseball coaches. Today’s players vs. yesterday’s players. The improvement in equipment and its impact on the various games that equipment is used for. And, many more topics. It wouldn’t have been a car ride to Raleigh without Bobby Reynolds. So, naturally, the coach came up — again and again in conversation. Nothing we talked about prepared us for “The Call.” It should have, but it didn’t. I really don’t know that either of us saw that one coming. It seems, looking back, so obvious. Reynolds knew North Carolina Player of the Year,
Off The Wall Scott Bowers
Matt Roberts had been there before. As Reynolds said afterwards, this is a kid that had played in multiple All-Star showcases, he was committed to North Carolina and if there was one player in the park who could deal with a high pressure situation — it would be either Roberts or Drew Reynolds. Probably both. But, it was Roberts, who was strolling to the plate with bases-loaded and two outs. It was Roberts, who
was looking up at the underside of a 4-2 score in rightcenter field. And, it was Roberts, who with one swing of his bat could make that score read 6-4. Reynolds was having none of that. He’s seen the otherside of that big, comfy walkoff home run pillow. Heck, Chad Flack was standing next to Reynolds.
first and Graham narrowed the lead to one. Poor Rigeberto Mendoza. I feel worse for him than I do for Jim “I hate perfect games” Joyce. Mendoza had been overmatched by East’s Dakotah Thomas all day long. Three times up, three walks back to the dugout via strikeout. Reynolds knew it well.
The ole’ ball coach was not going to have it. Not on his watch. Reynolds told assistant coaches Flack and Chuck Walker what he was going to do, they nodded and “The Coach,” stepped out and made “The Call.” Put him on. Percentages, odds and heads-or-tails be darned — Roberts took his stroll to
Mendoza was looking. Caught looking and rung up. That’s game. Thanks for playing. Reynolds has 13 championships under his hat. He’s got a head-full of knowledge that most baseball guys will never know the fifth of, maybe less. The master was masterful — on a weekend in which we lost one master to the only master that really matters.
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East Division W L Pct 32 23 .582 30 24 .547 29 27 .518 28 29 .491 27 29 .482 Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 33 23 .582 Cincinnati 31 24 .564 Chicago 25 30 .444 Pittsburgh 23 32 .407 Milwaukee 22 34 .400 Houston 21 35 .382 West Division W L Pct San Diego 32 23 .593 Los Angeles 32 23 .582 San Francisco 29 25 .547 Colorado 28 26 .519 Arizona 21 34 .382 Atlanta Philadelphia New York Florida Washington
GB â€” 2 3 1/2 5 5 1/2 GB â€” 1 7 1/2 9 1/2 11 12 GB â€” â€” 2 3 1/2 11
Fridayâ€™s Games Washington 4, Cincinnati 2 Philadelphia 3, San Diego 2 San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 4 N.Y. Mets 4, Florida 3 Houston 3, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 8, Milwaukee 0 Arizona 7, Colorado 6 L.A. Dodgers 5, Atlanta 4 Saturdayâ€™s Games N.Y. Mets 6, Florida 1 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 4, 11 innings Chicago Cubs 8, Houston 5 Philadelphia 6, San Diego 2 Pittsburgh 6, San Francisco 3 Cincinnati at Washington, late Colorado at Arizona, late Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, late
Sundayâ€™s Games Florida (Nolasco 5-4) at N.Y. Mets (Takahashi 4-2), 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-3) at Washington (Stammen 1-2), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Correia 5-4) at Philadelphia (Blanton 1-4), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 5-2) at Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 0-3), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 3-3) at Houston (Myers 3-3), 2:05 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 6-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Ely 3-2), 4:10 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 10-1) at Arizona (R.Lopez 2-3), 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee (M.Parra 1-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 5-2), 8:05 p.m. Mondayâ€™s Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
SUNDAY 9 a.m. (WYFF) Tennis French Open, Menâ€™s Final. 1 p.m. (ESPN) College Softball NCAA World Series, Game 11: Teams TBA. (TBS) MLB Baseball New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays. (TNT) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500. From Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. 1:30 p.m. (WBTV) (WSPA) PGA Tour Golf Memorial Tournament, Final Round. 2 p.m. (ESPN2) Beach Volleyball AVP Nivea Tour: Womenâ€™s Final. (WGN-A) MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros. 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) College Softball NCAA World Series, Game 12 4 p.m. (WSOC) (WLOS) Beach Volleyball Huntington Beach: Menâ€™s Final. (FSS) MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers. 7 p.m. (ESPN2) College Softball NCAA World Series, Game 13 8 p.m. (WYFF) NHL Hockey Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks. Stanley Cup Final, Game 5. (WSOC) (WLOS) NBA Basketball Finals, Game 2: (ESPN) MLB Baseball Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2) College Softball NCAA World Series, Game 14 MONDAY 7 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Baseball Teams TBA. (FSS) MLB Baseball San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds. 8 p.m. (ESPN2) College Softball NCAA World Series Championship, Game 1: Teams TBA. From Oklahoma City. 9:30 p.m. (TS) MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks. 10 p.m. (FSS) MLB Baseball St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers.
American League Tampa Bay New York Toronto Boston Baltimore Minnesota Detroit Chicago Cleveland Kansas City Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle
East Division W L Pct 36 20 .655 34 22 .607 33 24 .579 32 24 .571 15 40 .273 Central Division W L Pct 32 23 .582 29 26 .519 23 32 .426 21 33 .377 23 34 .411 West Division W L Pct 30 25 .545 29 27 .518 30 28 .517 22 33 .400
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Fridayâ€™s Games Boston 11, Baltimore 0 Toronto 6, N.Y. Yankees 1 Texas 9, Tampa Bay 6 Cleveland 10, Chicago White Sox 1 Kansas City 7, Detroit 3 Minnesota 5, Oakland 4, 11 innings L.A. Angels 7, Seattle 1 Saturdayâ€™s Games Toronto 3, N.Y. Yankees 2, 14 innings L.A. Angels 11, Seattle 2 Texas 6, Tampa Bay 1 Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Detroit 4, Kansas City 2 Boston at Baltimore, late Minnesota at Oakland, late
Local Sports CPL Baseball Asheboro at Forest City, 7:05 p.m., Monday, June 7. At Carolina Stadium, Columbia, S.C. Friday The Citadel 7, Virginia Tech 2 South Carolina 9, Bucknell 5 Saturday Virginia Tech 16, Bucknell 6, Bucknell eliminated The Citadel vs. South Carolina At BB&T Coastal Field, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Friday Coastal Carolina 6, Stony Brook 0 College of Charleston 9, N.C. State 6 Saturday Stony Brook 6, N.C. State 2, N.C. State eliminated Coastal Carolina vs. College of Charleston At Russ Chandler Stadium, Atlanta Friday Alabama 11, Elon 2 Georgia Tech 10, Mercer 0 Saturday Mercer 13, Elon 7, Elon eliminated Georgia Tech 5, Alabama 2
Sundayâ€™s Games N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 4-5) at Toronto (Morrow 4-4), 1:07 p.m. Boston (Lackey 6-3) at Baltimore (Matusz 2-6), 1:35 p.m. Cleveland (Westbrook 3-3) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 3-6), 2:05 p.m. Detroit (Bonderman 2-3) at Kansas City (Bannister 5-3), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Garza 5-4) at Texas (Harden 3-1), 3:05 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 6-2) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 5-3), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Pineiro 3-6) at Seattle (J.Vargas 4-2), 4:10 p.m. Mondayâ€™s Games Boston at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. NCAA Division I Baseball Regionals Glance Double Elimination At Dodd Memorial Stadium, Norwich, Conn. Friday Florida State 11, Central Connecticut State 3 Oregon 5, Connecticut 3 Saturday Connecticut 25, Central Connecticut State 5, CCSU eliminated Florida State 6, Oregon 2 At Davenport Field, Charlottesville, Va. Friday Virginia 15, Virginia Commonwealth 4 Mississippi 10, St. Johnâ€™s 5 Saturday St. Johnâ€™s 8, Virginia Commonwealth 6, VCU eliminated Virginia 13, Mississippi 7 At Jim Patterson Stadium, Louisville, Ky. Friday Vanderbilt 8, Illinois State 7, 13 innings Louisville 11, Saint Louis 2 Saturday Illinois State 8, Saint Louis 3, St. Louis eliminated Louisville 7, Vanderbilt 1
At Mark Light Stadium, Coral Gables, Fla. Friday Texas A&M 17, Florida International 3 Miami 12, Dartmouth 8 Saturday Dartmouth 15, Florida International 9, FIU eliminated Texas A&M vs. Miami At Plainsman Park, Auburn, Ala. Friday Clemson 10, Southern Mississippi 1 Auburn 9, Jacksonville State 7 Saturday Southern Mississippi 19, Jacksonville State 6, Jacksonville St. eliminated Clemson vs. Auburn At Baum Stadium, Fayetteville, Ark. Friday Arkansas 19, Grambling State 7 Washington State 8, Kansas State 6 Saturday Kansas State 9, Grambling State 8, Grambling eliminated Arkansas vs. Washington State At L. Dale Mitchell Park, Norman, Okla. Friday Oklahoma 7, Oral Roberts 6, 10 innings North Carolina 12, California 3 Saturday Oral Roberts 9, California 8, California eliminated Oklahoma vs. North Carolina, late
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At Jackie Robinson Stadium, Los Angeles Friday LSU 11, UC Irvine 10, 11 innings UCLA 15, Kent State 1 Saturday UC Irvine vs. Kent State LSU vs. UCLA At Packard Stadium, Tempe, Ariz. Friday Hawaii 4, San Diego 3 Arizona State 6, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2 Saturday San Diego 22, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1, WisconsinMilwaukee eliminated Hawaii vs. Arizona State, late
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association Playoff CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 4, Orlando 2 Boston 92, Orlando 88 Boston 95, Orlando 92 Boston 94, Orlando 71 Orlando 96, Boston 92, OT Orlando 113, Boston 92 Boston 96, Orlando 84 WESTERN CONFERENCE L.A. Lakers 4, Phoenix 2 L.A. Lakers 128, Phoenix 107 L.A. Lakers 124, Phoenix 112 Phoenix 118, L.A. Lakers 109 Phoenix 115, L.A. Lakers 106 L.A. Lakers 103, Phoenix 101 L.A. Lakers 111, Phoenix 103 NBA FINALS Boston vs. L.A. Lakers Boston at L.A. Lakers, late 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. If needed: Sunday, June 13: L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 17: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m.
HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia 4, Montreal 1 Sunday, May 16: Philadelphia 6, Montreal 0 Tuesday, May 18: Philadelphia 3, Montreal 0 Thursday, May 20: Montreal 5, Philadelphia 1 Saturday, May 22: Philadelphia 3, Montreal 0 Monday, May 24: Philadelphia 4, Montreal 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 4, San Jose 0 Sunday, May 16: Chicago 2, San Jose 1 Tuesday, May 18: Chicago 4, San Jose 2 Friday, May 21: Chicago 3, San Jose 2, OT Sunday, May 23: Chicago 4, San Jose 2 STANLEY CUP FINALS Chicago 2, Philadelphia 2 Chicago 6, Philadelphia 5 Chicago 2, Philadelphia 1 Philadelphia 4, Chicago 3, OT Philadelphia 5, Chicago 3 Sunday: Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. If needed: Friday, June 11: Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m.
At McKethan Stadium, Gainesville, Fla. Friday Oregon State 6, Florida Atlantic 4 Florida 7, Bethune-Cookman 3 Saturday Florida Atlantic 12, Bethune-Cookman 6, BethuneCookman eliminated Oregon State vs. Florida
At UFCU Disch-Falk Field Friday Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Rice 0 Texas 11, Rider 0 Saturday Rice 19, Rider 1, Rider eliminated Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Texas
At Lupton Baseball Stadium, Fort Worth Friday Arizona 10, Baylor 9 TCU 16, Lamar 3 Saturday Baylor 6, Lamar 4, Lamar eliminated Arizona vs. TCU
Owls beat Steamers FOREST CITY â€” Reid Harper and Konstantine Diamaduros combined for six RBI as Forest City won 7-4 over Edenton Saturday at McNair Field. Harper drove in four runs, three of those on a home run and Diamaduros drove in two during the opening inning as Forest City (5-3) remains undefeated at home this season at 5-0. â€œWe played exceptional tonight and Harper stepped up for us,â€? Owls head coach Matt Hayes said. â€œIt turns out, we needed all of those runs.â€? Following a 1-6-3 double play started by Owls pitcher, Andrew Brown to end the top of the first frame, the Owls took to the scoreboard in the bottom half. Mark Dvoroznak walked to begin the inning. Will Skinner followed and put the ball in play to the Steamers second baseman, who committed a field error that allowed the ball to skirt into right field. Dvoroznak raced towards third and the Steamers right fielder sent a hard throw into third base that caught Dvoroznak on the leg. The ball bounced away for the second error on the play as Skinner took second base. Diamaduros then toasted the ball up the middle to bring Dvoroznak and Skinner home for a 2-0 lead. Owls pitcher Brown continued to cruise until the top of the fourth. He gave up one run on two hits to trim the Owls lead to one, 2-1. Harper answered for the Owls in the bottom of the fourth. Dusty Quattlebaum began the frame with a single to center and Brian Burton walked. On a 2-2 pitch, with two outs, Harper sliced an RBI single that pushed Forest City to a 3-1 lead. Diamaduros showed off the glove in the top of the sixth. With one on and two out, Edentonâ€™s Peter Barrows ripped a shot that headed into the left field corner, but Diamaduros stretched out to make a sensational grab to the Steamers off the board in the frame. Harper came up big in the sixth. A force out by Wes Walker, that scored Grant Buckner, left Quattlebaum at third and Walker at first base. The score moved the lead to 4-1 Owls, but not for long. Harper destroyed the first offering over the Green Monster, as the three-run shot bumped the lead to 7-1. Edenton would strike back for three in the seventh to cut the lead to three again at 7-4. The Steamers wouldnâ€™t let up as they put two on base in the eighth, but with two outs, Harper ended the threat by making a sensational catch in short right. Brown got the win on the hill, going six innings, giving up four hits and one run on the night. â€œ(Andrew) Brown got us off to a good start, threw the ball hard and the three relievers behind him did exactly what we needed them to do in order to hold the lead,â€? Hayes said. Harper had a pretty good night. He went 3-for-3 and came just a triple shy of the cycle.
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(Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 169.485. 2. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 169.138. 3. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 169.097. 4. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 168.963. 5. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 168.868. 6. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 168.84. 7. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 168.805. 8. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 168.713. 9. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 168.669. 10. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 168.612. 11. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 168.3. 12. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 168.24. 13. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 168.205. 14. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 168.124. 15. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 168.036. 16. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 167.973. 17. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 167.863. 18. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 167.823. 19. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 167.785. 20. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 167.679. 21. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 167.538. 22. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 167.529. 23. (83) Casey Mears, Toyota, 167.51. 24. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 167.476. 25. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 167.392. 26. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 167.392. 27. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 167.212. 28. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 167.177. 29. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 167.115. 30. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 167.047. 31. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 166.982. 32. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 166.976. 33. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 166.821. 34. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 166.738. 35. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 166.098. 36. (46) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 165.972. 37. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 165.929. 38. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 165.865. 39. (64) Chad McCumbee, Toyota, 165.688. 40. (36) Geoff Bodine, Chevrolet, 165.411. 41. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 165.116. 42. (34) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (26) David Stremme, Ford, 165.277. Failed to Qualify 44. (09) Terry Cook, Chevrolet, 164.51.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) â€” Itâ€™s almost here at last. After years of planning, worry, debate, tension and â€” perhaps most of all â€” anticipation, South Africa will host the first World Cup on its continent starting Friday, ready or not. This diverse nation can hardly wait. â€œThere are no words to describe it,â€? Malin Fisher said. â€œItâ€™s amazing.â€? The man should know. A 32-year-old trainee church minister from suburban Johannesburg, he became the first fan to buy World Cup tickets over the counter after waiting overnight outside a shopping mall, sleeping on a camping chair wrapped in blankets. His reward: two seats at the July 11 final. Fisher is just one example of how this nation of nearly 50 million has gone crazy for soccer, and for this moment when it is at the center of the planetâ€™s attention. People all over the globe will be watching the monthlong tournament, eager to see what South Africa is all about and if Africaâ€™s first host can pull off such a massive show despite being a developing democracy, just 16 years removed from its first post-apartheid election. But if the question is whether the South Africans are ready to welcome the biggest event for the worldâ€™s popular sport, the answer is a resounding yes. The new slogan for the main cable sports TV channel is â€œ2010: Once in a lifetime.â€?
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Mets pound Marlins, 6-1, in NL East clash
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathon Niese pitched brilliantly in his return from the disabled list and David Wright hit a rare homer at Citi Field, sending the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the Florida Marlins on Saturday. Wright drove in three runs and rookie Ike Davis went 4 for 4 to break out of a mini-slump as New York improved to 21-9 at home with its seventh straight home win. Jeff Francoeur had an RBI single and Ruben Tejada a run-scoring double off Nate Robertson (4-5).
Cardinals 5, Brewers 4, 11 innings
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colby Rasmus singled home the winning run in the 11th to lift St. Louis. Newly acquired Aaron Miles singled with one out in the 11th and advanced to second on Yadier Molina’s base hit to center. Rasmus, who had three hits and three RBIs, laced a shot just in front of outfielder Jim Edmonds, who held on to the ball with Miles already around third.
Blue Jays 3, Yankees 2, 14 innings
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Hill singled home the winning run in the 14th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Saturday. Facing right-hander Chad Gaudin (0-3), New York’s sixth pitcher of the game, Edwin Encarnacion led off the bottom of the 14th with a walk, then took second on Fred Lewis’ sacrifice bunt. Hill followed with a single to center, scoring Encarnacion without a throw.
Rangers 6, Rays 1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tommy Hunter pitched a five-hitter in his season debut and Josh Hamilton homered for Texas. Hunter (1-0), called up from Triple-A Oklahoma earlier in the day, struck out four and didn’t issue a walk. He retired 14 of the last 16 he faced in his second career complete game.
Angels 11, Mariners 2
SEATTLE (AP) — Torii Hunter had three hits, three RBIs and keyed a decisive six-run sixth inning to lead Los Angeles. The Angels won for the ninth time in 11 games, and improved to 5-1 on a 14-game road trip — the team’s longest trek in eight years.
NCSU knocked out of regional
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tyler Johnson helped Stony Brook reach its first NCAA goals. Coach Matt Senk hope the Seawolves are ready to achieve even more at the Myrtle Beach Regional. Johnson pitched eight innings of six-hit ball and Stony Brook used a six-run first inning to eliminate North Carolina State, 6-2, on Saturday. It was the first NCAA tournament win in Division I for the Seawolves (30-26), who had been 0-5 in college’s top tier before this victory. “I’m not exactly sure where to begin,” said Senk, who started as Stony Brook’s coach in 1991 when it played in Division II. “I’m beyond excited for our players.” The Seawolves took away much of the excitement early on, scoring six times off first-time Wolfpack starter Anthony Tzamtzis (4-4).
Jockey Mike Smith rides Drosselmeyer to win the 142nd running of the Belmont Stakes ahead of Ramon Dominguez atop First Dude at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Saturday.
Drosselmeyer wins Belmont NEW YORK (AP) — Drosselmeyer finally got a shot in a Triple Crown race and it paid off with an upset in the $1 million Belmont Stakes. Left out of the Kentucky Derby because he hadn’t earned enough money to qualify, Drosselmeyer staged a stirring stretch run and beat Fly Down by three-quarters of a length Saturday in the final leg of the Triple Crown. With neither Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver nor Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky in the field, the 1½-mile Belmont looked to be a matchup of classic runner-ups — Ice Box from the Derby vs. First Dude from the Preakness. First Dude took the lead from the start, but couldn’t hold off Drosselmeyer in the stretch and finished third. Ice Box, the 9-5 favorite trained by Nick Zito, was never in contention and finished ninth in the 12-horse field. Fly Down, also trained by Zito,
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kicked hard turning for home and finished strong.” WinStar seems to making all the right calls these days, and closed out the Triple Crown with wins in two races — they also own Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. Super Saver and Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky did not run in the final leg of the Triple Crown. On a hot, sunny Saturday in front of 45,243 at Belmont Park, Drosselmeyer was sent off at odds of 13-1. It was Smith who made a key decision to keep his long-striding colt in the clear. He eased the gleaming chestnut to the outside for the run down the backstretch, always keeping First Dude within range. Drosselmeyer made a four wide move on the final turn and continued widest of all, eventually reeling in First Dude and then holding off a late charge from Fly Down.
Jimmie Johnson ready to race
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson hears the buzz. It’s been kind of hard to avoid during the four-time defending NASCAR champion’s recent slide. A single top-10 in five races. Two crashes. Some bad racing luck. Driver error. No victories since early spring. Do the performances fail to meet the impossibly high standard Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports team has set for Virginia Tech 16, Bucknell 7 itself during its record-breaking COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Buddy Sosnoski homrun? Sure. ered twice and drove in six runs, and Ronnie Are they proof that the cracks Shaban added four RBIs as Virginia Tech elimiin Johnson’s dominance are nated Bucknell from the NCAA tournament with a finally starting to show? Not 16-7 victory Saturday. exactly. The Hokies had 16 hits against six Bison pitch“You read the headlines and it’s ers and advanced to play the loser of the South like the No. 48 team is shutting Carolina-Citadel in another elimination game down,” Johnson said. tomorrow. Hardly. Virginia Tech (39-21) scored nine runs in the first Johnson sits seventh in points two innings to take control. heading into Sunday’s 500mile race at Pocono, where he’ll start 25th at the massive Mercer 13, Elon 7 2.5-mile oval. Halfway through ATLANTA (AP) — Thomas Carroll and Joe NASCAR’s regular season, it Winker collected four RBIs apiece and Mercer would take a series of major used six pitchers to beat Elon 13-7 in the losers’ catastrophes for him to miss out bracket of the Atlanta regional on Saturday. on the Chase. Mercer (38-23) will play Sunday against the Still, even Johnson admits he’s Georgia Tech-Alabama loser. not exactly been at his coolly Elon (38-24) was swept from the double-elimina- efficient best of late. tion format. “I’ve always had that good Winker’s two-run doubles in the first and third rhythm of walking that tighthelped the Bears take a 6-1 lead. Carroll’s ninth rope, and you step over it from homer, a three-run shot, fueled a four-run fourth that put Mercer ahead 10-1. Reliever David Teasley (6-1) earned the win, giving up one hit, one run, one walk while striking out one in 1 2-3 innings. Elon starter Ken Ferrer (9-6) took the loss, yielding nine hits, six runs and one walk with five strikeouts in three innings.
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was the second choice at 5-1. The victory not only reaffirmed Drosselmeyer’s talent after failing to win in his past three starts, it also produced a few firsts for a pair of Hall of Famers. Jockey Mike Smith ended his 0 for 12 record in the Belmont, and trainer Bill Mott won his first Triple Crown race. “It all came together,” said Mott, best known as the trainer of the great Cigar in 1995-96. “I think it was just a matter of time with some of the good horses I get to train that it was going to happen.” One reason it happened may be a jockey switch to Smith from Kent Desormeaux. “I felt like the horse needed a little change in routine,” said WinStar Farm racing manager Elliott Walden. “We went to Mike because we felt he would get him in a rhythm and keep him running. This horse really
time to time,” he said. “Lately I’ve been stepping on the wrong side of that line.” He did it twice last weekend at Charlotte, where a pair of wrecks sent retreating to the garage. He gamely headed back to the track after repairs, though the sight of Johnson running a dinged up car 35 laps behind the leaders at a place where he’s won six times bordered on the bizarre. It was just the latest in a series of mishaps that have taken some of the steam out of Johnson’s start, when he won three of the first five races and filled the rest of the series with a sense of “here we go again” dread. Yet Johnson hasn’t been back to Victory Lane since taking the checkered flag at Bristol on March 21. No biggie for most drivers. A veritable lifetime for Johnson. He won the pole at Talladega but got caught up in a wreck with six laps to go. Two weeks later at Darlington he crashed for his third DNF of the season. Things weren’t much better at Dover, where he slogged to 16th. He gambled and lost at the All-Star race. Then he spent last Sunday getting too friendly with the wall at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Is he distracted? It’s kind of hard not to be when you’re
expecting your first child. Johnson and wife Chandra will welcome a baby girl in July and Johnson has done his best to help out at home when he can. Ask him about putting together the nursery and he lights up. “Lots of pink,” he says before struggling — as most expectant fathers do — to describe some of the stuffed animals that decorate the room. He’s got time to learn. And he’s got plenty of time to figure things out on the track, too. Johnson survived a similar lull last summer, when he managed just one top-10 in six races starting in Watkins Glen and ending in Richmond. There was the 14-race winless streak in 2007. The forgettable two months in 2006 in which he didn’t even crack the top 10. All of those seasons ended in championships. The guys trying to end his reign atop the sport say it’s way too early to think this year will be any different. “There’s always this stretch of four or five races every year where people kind of get concerned with the 48, how he’s running,” said Denny Hamlin, who sits fifth in points. “ And Johnson knows the only way to stop the questions is to win.
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Nadal, Soderling chase title
Italy’s Francesca Schiavone reacts shortly before defeating Australia’s Samantha Stosur during the women’s final of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday.
Schiavone takes the Open crown PARIS (AP) — For more than a decade as a professional tennis player, and nearly 30 years as a person, Francesca Schiavone waited and worked to reach this particular moment on this particular court, and there was no way she was going to conceal her excitement about arriving. As Schiavone moved closer, point by important point, to winning the French Open title, and to giving Italy its first female champion at a Grand Slam tournament, she let everyone watching share in the sheer joy. At 2-all in the second-set tiebreaker of Saturday’s taut final against Samantha Stosur of Australia, Schiavone hit a forehand volley winner and raised a fist, well aware she was four points from victory. Schiavone next smacked a volley to end a ninestroke exchange and jumped to celebrate. Three points away. A forehand winner followed, and Schiavone screamed. Two points away. She slid through the red clay and, lunging, poked yet another volley winner. She yelled again, hopping in place. One point away. And then, after delivering a spin-laden backhand from the baseline, Schiavone watched the ball glance off Stosur’s racket frame and deflect harmlessly in the wrong direction. Zero points away. The 17th-seeded Schiavone covered her face with both hands, then dropped to the ground and stayed on her back for a few moments, smearing her white outfit with rust-colored clay, relishing the 6-4, 7-6 (2) win over the No. 7-seeded Stosur and the many, little steps that brought her there, right where she always believed she could be. Schiavone (pronounced Skee-ah-VOH-nay) curled over and kissed the court, giving thanks to “this clay, this beautiful tournament and this arena,” as she put it later, for giving her “this opportunity and all the emotion that I am living.” She turns 30 this month, making her the oldest woman since 1969 to win her first Grand Slam championship. On Monday, Schiavone will rise to a career-best No. 6 in the WTA rankings, making her the oldest woman since 1998 to make her top10 debut. Consider how far she’s come in only 12 months: At the 2009 French Open, Schiavone was ranked 50th and lost in the first round against — you guessed it — Stosur. “When you achieve goals with self-awareness, by working on who you are and what you do every day of your life, you’re able to appreciate it much more,” she said in Italian. “I finally was ready to win this trophy.”
PARIS (AP) — On the way to each of his four French Open championships, Rafael Nadal needed to beat Roger Federer — and did. In 2005, it was in the semifinals. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, it was in the final. There was no Nadal-Federer encounter at Roland Garros last year, because Nadal’s 31-match winning streak in his favorite tournament ended with a stunning fourth-round loss to Robin Soderling. And Nadal-Federer did not appear on the schedule at this year’s French Open, either, because Federer’s title reign ended with a quarterfinal loss to — yes, that’s right — Soderling. So instead, if Nadal is going to join Bjorn Borg as the only men to hoist the clay-court Grand Slam tournament’s trophy at least five times, it will have to be after a victory over Soderling in Sunday’s final. “Obviously playing Roger Federer was something special, because we played many finals together. Well, that made me feel something special,” said Nadal, who found Federer across the net in all but one of his previous eight career major finals. “But this time, this year, we can feel it’s going to be slightly different.” If not for one particular match in the past between Nadal and Soderling, the No. 2-seeded Spaniard would be considered an overwhelming favorite against the No. 5-seeded Swede. Consider: Nadal owns six Grand Slam titles; Soderling none. Nadal is 202-16 over his career on clay, a .927 winning percentage; Soderling is 67-45, a .598 winning percentage. Nadal is 37-1 in the French Open; Soderling is 15-6 — and
Rafael Nadal will battle Robin Soderling in French Open Mens Final today.
was only 3-5 before 2009. Ah, but Soderling’s surprising trip to his first runner-up finish at a major a year ago included that monumental fourth-round victory, accounting for the one blemish on Nadal’s otherwise perfect Roland Garros record. That one result changes the whole complexion of Sunday’s meeting, whether Nadal is willing to say so or not. Soderling, for one, is willing. “It’s always good to have beaten a player before,” Soderling said. “I know that I can beat him. I showed it.” Nadal, who has won all 21
matches he’s played on clay in 2010 and all 18 sets he’s played in this tournament, has been asked more than once about the prospect of a rematch against Soderling, and he steadfastly refuses to acknowledge any thoughts about gaining “revenge.” “I will be as happy or as disappointed if I lose to Robin or to any other player,” said Nadal, who will replace Federer at No. 1 in the rankings with a victory Sunday. “I don’t think this is going to change the way I’ll approach the match.”
Fowler leads by 3 at Memorial
Justin Rose, of England, waves to the crowd after making birdie on the par-4 14th hole during the third round of The Memorial golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club Saturday, June 5, 2010, in Dublin, Ohio.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Rickie Fowler is one round closer to joining the youth movement on the PGA Tour. On another day of rain at the Memorial, the 21-year-old Fowler extended his bogeyfree streak to 52 holes and made enough birdies for a 3-under 69 Saturday that gave him a three-shot lead going into the final round at Muirfield Village. Fowler was at 16-under 200 and had the largest 54-hole lead at the Memorial since Tiger Woods led by six in 2000. A victory would be the third by a player 22 years old or young in the last six weeks. Ricky Barnes, who played with Woods, dazzled the large gallery with a 10-under 62 and was at 203, along with Tim Petrovic (68). Woods, the defending champion, shot a 69 with a double bogey and was 10 shots behind. Phil Mickelson also failed to take advantage of the soft and vulnerable course with a 70, leaving him eight shots back.
Principal Charity Classic WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick Price topped the
second-round leaderboard again in the Principal Charity Classic, shooting a 6-under 65 to match Tommy Armour III at 10-under 132 in the Champions Tour event at Glen Oaks Country Club. Price lost the two years after holding at least a share of the second-round lead in the event. He three-putted the final hole in 2008 to hand the title to Jay Haas, then lost to Mark McNulty last year in a three-man playoff. Armour followed his opening 63 with a 69. Don Pooley, the 2003 winner, was 9 under after a 65. Bruce Vaughan (66), Dan Forsman (68) and Russ Cochran (68) were another shot back. Fred Couples, a three-time winner in seven senior starts, was 2 under after his second straight 70.
Wales Open NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Germany’s Marcel Siem shot a 5-under 66 to take a threestroke lead into the final round of the Wales Open, while Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher broke the course record with a 63.
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Celtics have to rebound from Game 1 struggles
In this 2005 file photo, Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden poses for a picture after a news conference in Anaheim, Calif., about Saturday’s Wooden Classic basketball tournament.
Legendary UCLA coach John Wooden has died
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Wooden, college basketball’s gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99. The university said Wooden died Friday night of natural causes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he had been since May 26. Wooden remained beloved by many of his former players, several of whom visited him in recent days to say their goodbyes. Among them was Bill Walton, whose voice caught as he spoke of the man he hailed as a teacher first and a coach second. “He’s the greatest,” Walton said the night before Wooden’s death. “We love him.” Jamaal Wilkes said he recognized what he called “that little glint” in Wooden’s pale blue eyes. During his second visit Wednesday night, Wilkes asked Wooden if he recognized him. “His glasses fogged up, and he had to clean his glasses,” Wilkes said. “He looked at me and said, ’I remember you, now go sit down.”’ With his signature rolled-up game program in hand, Wooden led the Bruins to 10 NCAA championships, including an unmatched streak of seven in a row from 1967 to 1973. Over 27 years, he won 620 games, including 88 straight during one historic stretch, and coached many of the game’s greatest players such as Walton and Lew Alcindor — later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. “It’s kind of hard to talk about Coach Wooden simply, because he was a complex man. But he taught in a very simple way. He just used sports as a means to teach us how to apply ourselves to any situation,” Abdul-Jabbar said in a statement released through UCLA. Wooden is the only person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. Wooden was a groundbreaking trendsetter who demanded his players be in great condition so they could play an up-tempo style not well-known on the West Coast at the time. But his legacy extended well beyond that. He was the master of the simple one- or two-sentence homily, instructive little messages best presented in his famous “Pyramid of Success,” which remains must-read material, not only for fellow coaches but for anyone in a leadership position in American business. He taught the team game and had only three hard-and-fast rules — no profanity, tardiness or criticizing fellow teammates. Layered beneath that seeming simplicity, though, were a slew of life lessons — primers on everything from how to put on your socks correctly to how to maintain poise: “Not being thrown off stride in how you behave or what you believe because of outside events.” “What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player,” was one of
Wooden’s key messages. Wooden began his career as a teacher during the Great Depression and was still teaching others long past retirement. Up until about two years ago, he remained a fixture at UCLA games played on a court named after him and his late wife, Nell, and celebrated his 99th birthday with a book he co-authored on how to live life and raise children. Even with his staggering accomplishments, he remained humble and gracious. He said he tried to live by advice from his father: “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books — especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” While he lived his father’s words, many more lived his. Those lucky enough to play for him got it first hand, but there was no shortage of Wooden sayings making the rounds far away from the basketball court. “Learn as if you were to live forever; live as if you were to die tomorrow,” was one. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you,” was another. Born Oct. 14, 1910, near Martinsville, Ind., on a farm that didn’t have electricity or indoor plumbing, Wooden’s life revolved around sports from the time his father built a baseball diamond among his wheat, corn and alfalfa. Baseball was his favorite sport, but there was also a basketball hoop nailed in a hayloft. Wooden played there countless hours with his brother, Maurice, using any kind of ball they could find. He led Martinsville High School to the Indiana state basketball championship in 1927 before heading to Purdue, where he was All-America from 1930-32. The Boilermakers were national champions his senior season, and Wooden, nicknamed “the Indiana Rubber Man” for his dives on the hardcourt, was college basketball’s player of the year. But it wasn’t until he headed west to Southern California that Wooden really made his mark on the game. Wooden guided the Bruins to seven consecutive titles from 1967 through 1973 and a record 88-game winning streak in the early 1970s. From the time of his first title following the 1963-64 season through the 10th in 1974-75, Wooden’s Bruins were 33019, including four 30-0 seasons. The bespectacled former high school teacher ended up at UCLA almost by accident. Wooden was awaiting a call from the University of Minnesota for its head coaching job and thought he had been passed over when it didn’t come. In the meantime, UCLA called, and he accepted the job. Minnesota officials called later that night, saying they couldn’t get through earlier because of a snowstorm, and offered him the job. Though Wooden wanted it more than the UCLA job, he told them he already had given UCLA his word.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Boston Celtics know they have doubters after Game 1 of the NBA finals. None of them will be wearing green Sunday night. The Celtics still believe, and they don’t care that they might be the only ones after the Lakers easily handled them in a 102-89 victory in the series opener. “That’s fine. That’s the way we felt going into the playoffs, that’s the way we feel now,” forward Paul Pierce said before practice Saturday. “It doesn’t matter who believes in us. The important thing is the guys in the locker room believe.” Write off the Celtics at your own risk. They were beaten even worse by Cleveland in Game 3 of the second round, dealt the worst home playoff loss in their proud franchise history, and all they did after that was win six straight games against the two winningest teams in the league this season. All they need is four victories now to be champions again. “I’m not a guy that’s going to quit,” forward Kevin Garnett said. “If I have a goal in mind, that’s what I’m after. I have a pretty good sense of focus to going after something and actually try to accomplish it. ‘Can’t’ isn’t a word that I use. ‘Quit’ is not a word that I use. I feel like if you want something bad enough, then you work towards it.” Besides, the Celtics were long ago written off, even before the regular season ended. They didn’t get the message then, and they’re still not listening now. “To be honest, I really don’t even hear that stuff. I don’t hear what people are saying,” Pierce said. “Obviously we’re an underdog because of our record with all the series and the way we’ve been playing. But as far as all that, hearing how we played and how we performed, I really don’t even get caught up in that.” The Celtics were considered too old to manufacture any sort of prolonged playoff run after a 27-27 finish to the regular season. It didn’t seem they’d be sticking around much longer after LeBron James and the Cavaliers rolled to a 124-95 victory on May 7,
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce puts up a shot during practice, Saturday.
a domination that had the fans in Boston booing the home team as it walked off the court at halftime. “I guarantee you after the Cleveland game we were the only 15 that thought Game 4 would be different,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. Boston responded with three straight victories to oust the leaguebest Cavaliers, and didn’t lose again until after it had built a 3-0 lead over No. 2 seed Orlando. Still, a comeback against Cleveland wasn’t entirely shocking, because the Celtics had outplayed the Cavaliers for most of the first two games in earning a split. Boston was outplayed in just about all facets Thursday night by Los Angeles. “It’s true, we had some proof against Cleveland. We have none,” Rivers said. “I’m not in the business of trying to prove to the masses. I’ve just got to prove to 15, and that’s the guys in the locker room. As long as they believe, it doesn’t really matter what anyone else believes.” “You know, you learn a lot about yourself when you lose,” Garnett said. “You learn a lot about yourself when you’re down, the people around you and so forth, and this shows what you’re made of, to be honest.”
6B — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, SUNDAY, June 6, 2010 Ask the Guys Dear Classified Guys, For weeks, each time I tried starting my car, the battery was dead. I have had to ask my neighbor for a jumpstart many times and even a few people at work when it's time to go home. It turns out the dummy indicator that dings when the lights are left on was broken. So every time I got out of my car, sure enough I left the lights on. I've run the battery dead so many times that it barely starts the car. I came across an ad in the newspaper that advertised used car batteries for only $20 each. I was wondering if it's a good idea to buy a used battery.
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Most cars today still operate on a 12volt electrical system to power everything from the starter to power seats. However, the standard 12-volt system in your car isn't actually 12 volts at all. Technically a car electrical system is 14 volts and is designed to run between 13.5 and 14.5 volts during normal operation. Your car's 12-volt battery isn't actually 12 volts either. The average lead acid battery measures about 12.6 volts.
Working at the service counter for an auto dealership, I get a lot of women coming in asking for help. But my last customer made me laugh. When she came in to purchase a battery for her car, she told me that she had no idea how cars worked. "My car wouldn't start this morning," she explained. "So I called my husband at work to come help. But he was in a meeting and muttered something about how simple it was to fix. That's why I'm here." Confused by her story I asked her, "So what did your husband tell you to do about the battery?" Handing me her Visa card, she replied, "He said to just charge it!" (Thanks to Billy K.)
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as $50. At that price, it may be best to just buy a new one. Carry: On the other hand, if you have a car that takes an expensive battery, upwards of $80 or more, then a used battery can be a good bet. Cash: There are some things to keep in mind when buying a used car battery. First, make sure that it is less than six months old. Car batteries have a limited life and degrade over time, especially when they are not actively used. Carry: A battery less than six months old has usually undergone little sulfating. Sulfating occurs when crystals
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begin forming in the battery as a result of the chemical reaction that produces electricity. In time, these crystals build up and limit the flow of current through the battery. Cash: For this reason, check the manufacturing date on the battery. It is usually stamped or labeled on the side. Sometimes it's in code with a letter for the month ("A" for January) and a number for the year ("10" for 2010). Carry: And before you replace the battery, fix the indicator. Otherwise, it might just start dinging to indicate you're the dummy.
Auto batteries contain a lot of information. Here’s help to decipher the code. Group Size: There's over 40 combinations of size & terminal location. This is typically part of the model number. Cold Cranking Amps (CCA): The amount of current delivered at 0°F. Cranking Amps (CA): Similar to CCA, it specifies the starting current at 23°F. Reserve Capacity: How long the fully charged battery could run without the use of an alternator. Shipping Date: Designated by a letter for the month & a number for the year. Warranty: (XX/YY) Signifies months of coverage. XX = free replacement period. YY = total coverage period. •
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8B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, June 6, 2010
sports Champs Continued from Page 1B
East took an early 4-0 lead and entered the final frame just three outs away from a celebration. “The last three outs are usually the hardest three outs to get, and they were today,” said Reynolds. Dakotah Thomas had worked a nearly unhitable gem for six innings under the brutal Raleigh sun, with temperatures touching 95 degrees as the seventh inning rolled around. Thomas walked the lead batter, Shannon Watkins, and then got a strike out of the game’s starting pitcher Treston Earley. An error on a softly hit ball to third put runners on the corners for 2B Matt Holley. Holley smacked a single that broke the scoreless drought for the Red Devils and brought the fans of Graham High to life.
The noise was short-lived as Thomas fanned pinchhitter Adam Hartnett for the second out of the frame and 14th K of the day for the East hurler. Graham sent lead-off man Blake Throneburg to the plate with two on and two out. The centerfielder delivered a sharply hit ball to center that plated Snipes, who had reached on the error, for the second run of the inning. Thomas, again in a two on, two out situation, faced rightfielder Cody Dix. Dix worked the count full before strolling down to first to load the bases for the North Carolina Player of the Year, Matt Roberts. Coach Bobby Reynolds looked at assistants Chuck Walker and Chad Flack and quickly made up his mind. Reynolds walked out of the dugout and pointed at first base as he got the home plate umpires attention. The air seemed to lift out of Doak as Roberts trotted to first base and Holley strolled
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East’s pinch-runner Tyler Jacobus slides safely into home as Graham’s catcher and North Carolina Player of the Year, Matt Roberts searches for the ball. The run by Jacobus was the first of the game.
home to narrow the East lead to one, 4-3. The reason to bypass Roberts was to put SS Rigeberto Mendoza, a threetime strike out victim at the plate. “The four guy hadn’t been able to catch up to Dakotah’s fastball and was missing badly on his curves. It was a tough decision, but I decided to go get the next guy and make him make it happen,” said Reynolds. Mendoza was able to work the count, but with two strikes on the board Thomas delivered the most important pitch of his high school career. Mendoza just looked at it, but the home plate ump made the call that sent East
fans into a frenzy — ‘strike three.’ The Cavs’ Thomas closed with 15 strikeouts, four walks and he scattered five hits for the win. East had built its’ four run advantage with a two run third inning and a tworun fourth inning — using two-out hits again to the Cavaliers full advantage. In the third, catcher Trent Dorsey reached on a fielder’s choice that witnessed AJ Lynch being put out at second base. One batter later, and with two outs on the board, 3B Derek Deaton smashed a double that plated pinchrunner Tyler Jacobus. The run lifted East to the 1-0 lead. Drew Reynolds, 2A Series
MVP, then crushed a ball to the spacious left-center field gap for another double that easily scored Deaton. East was unable to gather another run, but went to the bottom of the third leading, 2-0. In the fourth, following two quick outs, Lynch was plunked on the hip and took a free stroll to first base. Dorsey stood in, with Lynch hugging the bag at first, and delivered a monster shot over the left field wall. The two-run blast pushed East to the 4-0 advantage that stood until the dramatic final frame. As the final strike past a sleepy looking Mendoza, the Cavaliers launched into a pitching mound celebration as happy as the thousands
of baseball celebrations that have come before. “Really, this is the only thing I’ve ever dreamed about,” said Deaton. “This simply tops everything else. To be a part of this program and win a championship with Coach Reynolds .... it’s special.” Coach Reynolds’ son and series MVP, Drew firmly agreed with his teammate Deaton. “To win one with Dad is really special,” said Reynolds. “This wipes out that bad taste in my mouth from ’08 — it clears the memory. I hate losing, all of them hurt, but that one (2008) hurt bad. This makes it a little easier.” Reynolds’ battery mate, Dorsey gave credit to God. “This is awesome, just an awesome feeling,” said Dorsey. “God gave us this opportunity and God puts this great moment into our lives.” When asked if he was nervous with the tying run sitting at third, Dorsey shook his head affirmative, but believed it was the right call. “It was the smart move, it was the right move,” Dorsey said. “But, that’s why Coach Reynolds is the best.” The title is now the 13th overall championship for Coach Reynolds as both a player and a coach. Reynolds wouldn’t rank the win, but he seemed very pleased with the outcome. “It was hard for this group, there were four seniors that went through ’08, and then we were a little short in ’09 (third round loss), but it is always nice to come back home with a ring on your finger and they will get to do that,” said Reynolds. East Rutherford’s four seniors included Drew Reynolds, Thomas, Dorsey and Tyler Dobbins. ““There’s almost no words for how special this is,” said Dobbins. “To have worked so hard all year to get here — we finished it off the right way.”
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The gallon of red, white and blue ice cream for a Memorial Day picnic was more appealing to the younger generation than to me. The once vanilla ice cream had under gone an amazing transformation with the use of the safest food coloring available, I was told. At another Memorial Day picnic “straight” vanilla ice cream was served and two little girls told me their favorite flavor of all ice cream is vanilla. Growing up in a family of six, there were four favorite ice cream flavors — chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and butter pecan. My favorite was chocolate. Ice cream was a huge delicacy then and I do not recall there ever being ice cream in our freezer. Going down the country dirt road to our neighbor’s house for home-made ice was a huge treat. Made in a hand-crank wooden churn, filled to capacity with ice and lots of ice cream salt, it was the best. And for some reason, a skinny kid sat on top of the churn and always came away with wet, cold britches. Eating it was an experience. As kids, we would crawl under blankets while we ate our bowls of ice cream under a huge maple tree, hoping not to get brain freeze. And ice cream never tasted as good as when we went to Spindale to visit a great uncle and great aunt. His treat to the kids — a trip to the Biltmore Ice Cream shop, right there in the heart of town. Recently I asked some folks if they remember having ice cream in grammar school from a “Squeeze Cup?” Remember? The little cups fit beautifully in the hands of a six- or sevenyear-old. No spoons needed. You’d just peel the hard aluminum cover off the top and start squeezing, and the tasty ice cream came to the top. How about the ice cream you can make while having Bible study with friends? Put the mix in a zip-lock bag, wrap the bag in a towel and while you’re studying, just roll the towel over your lap. It works. So if you enjoy ice cream or the memories of brain-freezes, trying these irresistible ice cream flavors printed in this month’s Best of America features in Reader’s Digest and then gag. n Cold Sweat — ice cream base, hot sauces, chili peppers, found in Angier n Bacon: African vanilla ice cream with bacon bits, found at a Delaware beach ice cream store; n Lobster: butter flavored ice cream with lobster chunks, found inBar Harbor, Maine n Akutaq: Whipped animal fat, berries, sugar and boiled fish, found anywhere in Alaska n Breakfast Bash: Maple walnut ice cream, pancake and French toast pieces; confectioner’s sugar, found in Queens, N.Y. As for me, I’ll take the peach, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla straight up. Keep the lobsters in the boiling water, the pancakes and bacon at the breakfast table and the chili peppers in the salsa. But regardless of a favorite flavor or whether it’s made at home in a churn, from a machine at a fast food place, rolled in a towel, there is a lot of screaming going on out there for ice cream.
Summer reading set to
make a splash Rutherford County Libraries are getting ready to “get wet” during the 2010 Summer Reading Program. Using the theme of “Make a Splash… Read!,” children ages 2-12 will be participating in weekly programs specifically designed to encourage continued reading during the summer months. Free programs for the three Rutherford County Libraries will be held each Tuesday, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Haynes Branch Library in Henrietta. The show then moves to the Rutherford County Library at 255 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale (next to the Health Department) at 12:30 p.m. And the day closes out after the 3:30 performance at Mountains Branch Library at 150 Bill’s Creek Road in Lake Lure. Each of the three daily programs are identical, but are in different locations for proximity and convenience for the audience. The Program kicks off on Tuesday, June 15, with the Rutherford County Arts Council’s Premier Theater Production of “The Telling Circle.” Also on that day, registration begins for the “Make a Splash” Reading Club to compete and win prizes and certificates for reading. Participation in the Reading Club is not mandatory to attend the performances, but is encouraged. Registration forms and instructions will be available after each performance and at the circulation desk at each library thereafter. Jeannie Smith, children’s librarian for Rutherford County Libraries, organized the events.
“I am more excited about this year’s line-up than in any of the previous years. I’ve seen the majority of them perform, and know that the people who are able to attend will leave each week anticipating the next. I’m particularly excited about June 29 since I’ve been trying to get ‘The Spoon Man’ here for years but haven’t been able to coordinate dates. Jim Cruise plays the spoons to all different types of music – including rap, and has performed world-wide – including for presidents, and on national television. It’s a hilarious show, and I can’t wait.”
County, municipal libraries’ programs begin this month Weekly programs are:
n June 15 – Rutherford County Arts Council Theater Production of “The Telling Circle” n June 22 – David Claunch, “Clown Boy,” storyteller/balloon artist n June 29 – Jim Cruise, “The Spoon Man” n July 6 – No program n July 13 – Matt Fore, magician n July 20 – Jeff Robbins, mountain music, stories and dance n July 27 – Summer Reading Celebration Party with Ranger Glen George from Chimney Rock State Park and his live animal friends For more information regarding the Summer Reading Program, contact Jeannie Smith at 287-6115.
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Children in Rutherford County are invited to take part in the Rutherford County Libraries Summer Reading Program, which begins June 15. Ages 2 through 12 are welcome to a variety of programming, which this year will include “The Spoon Man” (shown above.)
‘Switch’ author to appear in Asheville FOREST CITY — Author Claire Cook will bring her new book, “Seven Year Switch” to Asheville Friday, June 11. She is the bestselling author of the novels, “The Wildwater Walking Club,” “Summer Blowout,” “Life’s a Beach,” “Must Love Dogs,” “Ready to Fall,” and “Multiple Choice.” Formerly a teacher of physical fitness and creative writing, she has also had stints as a copywriter, radio continuity director, garden
designer, and dance and aerobics choreographer. A Jill-of-all-Trades, Cook will be doing the Reinvention Workshop at Malaprop’s Bookstore/ Café on June 11, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, at 7 p.m. Cook teaches workshops for aspiring writers and women coming into their own at midlife. She lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts, often called the Irish Riviera, with her husband, where they are occasionally visited by their borderline adult children and their laundry.
2C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, June 6, 2010
Out & About
Residents at Autumn Care Nursing Home recently took part in a senior citizens prom as part of National Nursing Home Week. Housekeeping Supervisor Cynthia Alexander, left, is pictured with resident Perry Estep. At right, Autumn Care resident Nell Harrill is pictured in her prom dress during the facility’s senior citizens prom held during National Nursing Home Week, which was May 9-15.
In the minutes for the previous BRWA meeting, the members in attendance section listed: Rob Bole and Don Baynard. The members absent section listed Rob Bole and Don Baynard. Rob Bole took issue with this in the minutes approval at the board’s meeting June 1. “I know I wasn’t both here and not here.” Chairman Sally Lesher asked, “So, which should it be?” Bole quipped, “I think y’all should vote on it.” John McWhorter, Community Development director of Rutherfordton, gave other town departments a word of advice Wednesday night during the board
meeting — “Do not go on vacation during budget time. You’ll come back home and you won’t have a department.” The community development department is not being budgeted in 2010-2011 due to the economy.
Dalton GWU graduation speaker
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LOCAL Trip to Greece and Italy
During spring break, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Headmaster Joe Maimone, along with several staff members, led a group of 40 high school students and parents on a 10 day EF Tour through Greece and Italy. The group began the tour in Athens, Greece, visiting the Acropilis and Delphi and then took an overnight ferry to Bari, Italy. They then visited Sorrento, Capri Island, the ancient ruins of Pompeii, and then completed the tour in Rome, visiting the coliseum, the Vatican and the ancient ruins in and around Rome. “This was a perfect immersion into the classical studies that make an education at TJCA-CFA so unique. Students were able to see some of the most spectacular ancient sites and to hear detailed accounts from traineded guides of the rich history of these areas,” Maimone said of the trip.
College grads before high school grads
Seven East Rutherford students and one R-S Central student graduated from Cleveland Community College this month with their associate of arts degree. These students started taking college classes during their sophomore year. Pictured are, from left Victoria Hamrick, Chelsea Moore, Sally Harrill, Josh Messer, Lupita Cabrera, Erin Bridges and Megan Owens, all of Easter Rutherford High School, and Erica Biggerstaff of R-S Central High School (inset.)
Bingham receives pharmacy degree
Angela Bingham received a doctor of pharmacy degree summa cum laude from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy May 7 She is a member of the first graduation class of SCCP, which is comprised of the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. Angela also graduated with honors from the South Carolina Honors College. Gradation from the Honors College indicates fulfillment of rigorous requirements including the completion of a senior thesis. Angela received an Outstanding Senior Award for her academic accomplishments, co-curricular involvement and contributions to the Carolina community. Also, she was presented the Eli Lilly Pharmacy Award for her superior scholastic achievement and superior professional achievement. In June, Angela will begin a postgraduate pharmacy practice
residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Angela is a 2004 graduate of Chase High school and was a McNair Scholar while at the University of South Carolina.
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Bailey and Crompton
Candace Jean Bailey of Charleston, S.C., daughter of Tim and Peggy Bailey of Rutherfordton, is engaged and plans to marry Jonathan David Crompton of Charleston, S.C., son of John and Suzanne Crompton. An Oct. 16, 2010, wedding is planned at The Cliffs at Glassy in Landrum, S.C. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of R-S Central High School. She is a 2007 graduate of the College of Charleston with a BS in business administration and a BS in hospitality and tourism management. Candace is employed by John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods/Golf in Mount Pleasant, S.C., as the membership and social director.
The future bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Christiana High School in Wilmington, Dela.,
Wayne and Mary Blackwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Family Life Center of Bethel Baptist Church in Ellenboro April 11. The couple were married April 9, 1960. The reception was given by their children, Scott and Kerrie Blackwood, Donna nd Jeff Hewitt and Todd and Angelia McDowell. Hors d’ouevres were served with tea and coffee and a three-tiered chocolate raspberry cake. Guests were entertained with photos of the couple with friends and family over the last 50 years. The photos were projected onto a large screen and were accompained by favorite songs from the 50s. Tables were covered with white linen and centerpeices were gold candles in clear vases. Flower arrangements included mixed spring flowers in white and gold.
and attended Tri-dent Technical College in Charleston. Jon is a real estate agent with Agent Owned Reality in Isle of Palms, S.C.
Toney receives degree from PSU Matthew Thomas Toney of Ellenboro, son of Dale and Deborah Toney, was one of more than 1,200 students who participated in Pittsburg State University’s 106th spring commencement exercises in the Garfield Weede Physical Education Building May 14 and 15. Toney received a bachelor of applied science in diesel technology with a minor in business. He plans to pursue a career in the heavy Matthew Toney equipment industry.
An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held May 8 at Floyd’s Creek Baptist Church. Pictured are, from left, Tyna, Michael and Mikie Steadman; Janet, Wesley and David Road; and Karen, Alex and Scott Hutchins.
Troop 999 Scouts receive Eagle rank An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held Saturday, May 8, at Floyd’s Creek Baptist Church. Alex Hutchins, Wesley Roach and Michael Steadman, three scouts from Harris Boy Scout Troop No. 999, officially received their Eagle Rank at the ceremony. In addition to receiving their Eagle rank, scouting’s high-
est honor, all three young men received a Good Citizenship Citation and Citation of Appreciation from American Legion Post 74 in Forest City. The citations were presented by Commander Charles Brook, Adjutant R.V. Hyder and Past Commander Bill Seay. To conclude the ceremony, a Certificate of Congratulations from Lt. Governor Walter Dalton
was presetned to each recipient. Former Rutherford County Commissioner Chivous Bradley presented the certificates on behalf of Dalton. Alex is the son of Scott and Karen Hutchins. Wesley is the son of David and Janet Roach. Michael is the son of Michael and Tyna Steadman. All are seniors and will graduate from Chase High School in June 2010.
Flack graduates basic combat training
Army Pvt. Brittany J. Flack has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction
and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and
unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. She is the daughter of Janee Forney of Cheyenne Trail, Union Mills. The private is a 2007 graduate of R-S Central High School.
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County students graduate from GWU BOILING SPRINGS — Rutherford County students graduating from Gardner-Webb University are: Ellenboro: Sydney Beam, BS in American Sign Language Andrew Bradshaw, MA in School Counseling Wesley Hutchins, BS in Criminal Justice (Summa Cum Laude) Melissa McGinnis, MA in School Administration Dustin Strickland, BS in Business Administration Forest City: Nancy Marshall, BS in Business Administration (Cum Laude) Yashica Mosley, AS in Nursing
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Rutherfordton: Anthony Collins, BS in Marketing Benjamin Cooper, BS in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude) Micah Cooper, BS in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude) Troy Harris, BS in Human Services Adam Myslinski, MDV in Christian Education Jessica Osteen, BS in Social Sciences Chasity Sims, BS in Mathematics Arlene Smith, BSN in Nursing. Censythia Diann Tessnear, BS in Human Services
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LOCAL RCS Chess Tournament
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The Sixth Annual Rutherford County Elementary Chess Tournament was held at Mount Vernon-Ruth Elementary School on Thursday May 27. The teams were greeted by principal Keith Ezell. Dr. Roger McCluney, founder of the first chess club in Rutherford County, and Mary Councill, AIG Coordinator, explained the rules and procedures for the tournament with the teams from all 10 elementary schools. The competition was tight with only 1 point separating the first and third place teams. Tied for first place were Ellenboro and Harris. Second place went to Mount Vernon-Ruth School. Tied for third place were Pinnacle and Spindale. Awards and prizes were furnished by King Law Services.
Layman graduates from Davidson
Presidential wax museum
The annual Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy fourth grade Presidential Wax Museum featured the first seven presidents of the United States and their wives. Students researched and wrote a written report on one of the presidents. The wax museum was the final piece of the Core Knowledge unit on U.S. Presidents. Students dressed in costumes representing the time period of the president or presidentâ€™s wife, which they researched. â€œPresidentsâ€? and â€œtheir wivesâ€? stood frozen with a coin jar in front of them. All grade levels and families were invited to attend. When a person came by and dropped a coin into the jar, the individual â€œawokeâ€? and told the story of their life. All of the money collected will go to the playground at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academyâ€™s grammar school campus. More than $600 was raised.
Kayla M. Layman, daughter of Paul and Robin Layman of Painters Gap Road, was one of 427 seniors to graduate in commencement exercises held May 16 at Davidson College. Layman earned a BS degree. She majored in biology with an academic concentration in medical humanities. While at Davidson, Layman was selected as a 2009 Davidson Research Initiative Summer Research Fellow and as a Howard Hughes Medical
Institute Teaching Fellow in the summer of 2008. She was a member of the leadership team of Reformed University Fellowship and volunteered at the Free Clinic of Our Towns. For her biology thesis, she conducted research in Professor Barbara Lomâ€™s developmental neurobiology lab on the retinal neurons in zebrafish. Layman will spend a year as a research technician in Lomâ€™s lab before going to graduate school.
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LOCAL Green Creek High School reunion
Above, Green Creek High School was in operation for 78 years. At left, Green Creek High Schools girls basketball team and coaches in 1945-46 included, front row, from left, Kathryn Smith, Margie Hall, Dora Bridges, Anna Belle Cudd, Imogene Horne, Betty Jo McDowell and Dot Bridges; back row, Dorothy Skipper, Marcella Page, J.T. Shehan, Ruby Jean Culbreth, Hazel Gosnell, Quinton McEntyre and Junior Williams; also pictured are Principal Amos Wilosn and teacher Willyene Wright. This picture and others will be on display during the school’s reunion June 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Green Creek Community Center in Polk County. All former students and teachers are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Opal Sauve at 828-863-2437.
N.C. Pilot Club of the Year
CHS Class of ‘65 announces reunion Chase High School Class of 1965 is planning its 45th reunion for Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Rutherfordton Clubhouse. If you have not received an invitation,
please contact one of the following people and give them your address: Ronnie Holland, 2451516; Donna Hughes, 286-2710; Donnis Baynard, 704-482-5753; or Janice Swing, 6576180.
Cavalier Band to hold reunion FOREST CITY — Cavalier Band Committee members are inviting everyone who was a member of the Cavalier Band from 1966-1976 to a reunion August 7 in the East High School cafeteria. Described as the Jacobus Years, the committee is mailing invitations to as many band members as posContributed photo
Fourteen members of the Pilot Club of Rutherford County attended the 71st Annual Pilot International NC District Pilot Club Convention in Greensboro April 30-May 1. The club was named North Carolina’s Pilot Club of the Year and was chosen from 29 Pilot Clubs throughout North Carolina. Pictured are, first row from left, Pam Robinson, Beverly McKinney, Leechie McDonald, Joyce Ferguson, Linda Martin, Dianne Lambert, Desi Harris; back row, Donna Ohmstead, Keely McBrayer, Pat Higgins, Nkki Higgins, Myra Geer, Donna McCann, Kay Pendarvis. Pilot Club of Rutherford County has 41 members and meets the second Thursday of each month.
Council calls for literary submissions Camp to hold open house
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Entries should be mailed to the North Carolina Humanities Council, Attention: Dr. Shelley Crisp, Executive Director, 122 N. Elm St., Suite 601, Greensboro, NC, 27401. Questions about the Linda Flowers Literary Award may be directed to In an effort to raise Dr. Crisp at email@example.com money for the camp or 336-334-5383. scholarship fund, popular camp activities will be open and food will be available for a small fee. All profits will go toward helping send girls to camp.
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Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, Rutherford and Polk. Miss Gastonia is for young women ages 17-24, and the Outstanding Teen program is for girls ages 13-17. The phases of competition are interview, talent, swimsuit/ fitness wear and evening gown. “We are excited about expanding our pageant program to Rutherford County,” stated Cox. “This gives young women in Forest City and surrounding communities the opportunity to enter our pageant and take the first step to becoming Miss North Carolina and Miss America.” Contestant orientation will be held Tuesday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Gaston County Public Library, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Young women interested in the pageant and their parents are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about entry requirements. For more information, call 704-827-7277.
GASTONIA – Young women in Rutherford County are eligible to enter this year’s Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant and Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen Pageant scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 1, at Gaston College. State pageant officials in Raleigh included Rutherford County in the Gastonia “pageant territory” because there isn’t a Miss North Carolina preliminary competition in the Forest City area, according to Delores Cox, executive director of the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association. Contestants must live, work,or attend school in a particular multicounty region or “pageant territory” and win a local pageant title to have the opportunity to compete in the Miss North Carolina and Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Pageants. The Gastonia pageant now serves nine counties in the Southern PiedmontFoothills region: Gaston, Cleveland,
Carolina Conversations, and support towards a writer’s residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities. There is no entry fee. Entries should be no longer than 2,500 words and five copies of an entry should be submitted. For a complete description and full submission guidelines for the Linda Flowers Literary Award, visit the North Carolina Humanities Council website at www.nchumanities.org.
Pageant program seeks contestants from Rutherford County
GREENSBORO – The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, invites original entries of fiction, nonfiction or poetry for the 2010 Linda Flowers Literary Award. The postmark deadline for submissions is Aug. 15, 2010. The Linda Flowers Literary Award is given annually by the North Carolina Humanities Council for unpublished writing that portrays North Carolina, its people and cultures. While authors do not have to be North Carolinians, entries are expected to draw on North Carolina connections and/or memories. The North Carolina Humanities Council will award the author of the wining entry a cash prize of $500, publication in the Humanities Council’s biannual magazine North
sible this weekend. Responses are asked to be returned by June 20. Anyone who doesn’t receive an invitation soon, please call Joanne (Gentry) Midyette 828863-4078 or email:bj@ bertandjo.com. Memorabilia from the band years will be display and a special table will feature band members who are deceased.
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In-laws friendship puts strain on family ties Dear Abby: My husband and I are writing about our only daughter, “Jessica,” who has been married to “Ron” for three years. Jessica recently expressed displeasure (initiated by Ron) about how close we are with Ron’s parents. They feel our friendship is somehow unusual or threatening. The in-laws are aware of it and don’t intend to change their relationship with us. From the time that Jessica began dating Ron, my husband and I formed a lovely and close bond with these people. We include each other at family and holiday gatherings. We’re baffled, hurt and resent being told to
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back off from a relationship we cherish. We can’t see the logic behind it, and it has put a strain on our relationship with our daughter and sonin-law. What do you think about this, Abby? — Baffled Dear Baffled: Ron may not have as close a relationship with his parents as you do with your daughter. Perhaps they would like to see less of the in-laws. By including them at every family and holiday gathering, you may be forcing more
Milk thistle and hep C Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 60-year-old male with hepatitis C. I’m doing as much research as I can on this subject and would like your opinion on milk thistle and its benefits, if any. Dear Reader: There are six hepatitis viruses, A, B, C, D, E and G, with C commonly considered to be the most serious. All forms attack the liver by causing inflammation that results in that organ’s inability to function normally. With a long-standing diagnosis of hep C, cirrhosis, scarring and even cancer can result. Symptoms may or may not be present in the early stages of the disease. When they do occur, they present with liver tenderness, fatigue, nausea, muscle and/or joint pain, and poor appetite. As the disease progresses, low-grade fever and jaundice, a yellowing of the skin, eyes and mucous membranes can result. Common causes include exposure to contaminated blood, such as sharing needles from drug use; the use of contaminated needles for tattooing or body piercing; or receiving a blood transfusion before 1992. Before that date, blood-screening tests were not sophisticated enough to detect the disorder. A woman with the diagnosis can pass the virus on to a newborn. Contrary to
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some beliefs, hepatitis C isn’t ordinarily transmitted through sexual contact, although in rare instances it can happen. Testing is accomplished through a simple blood analysis. If the results come back positive, a physician might choose to measure the viral load in the blood so the best course of treatment can be decided. He or she may also choose to order a liver biopsy, a procedure in which a small sample of tissue is removed for analysis. While this procedure isn’t vital, it will help determine the severity of the disease and will assist further with treatment options. Most people infected with hep C develop a condition known as chronic hepatitis, and cirrhosis develops in about 20 percent of patients. A positive diagnosis does not mean treatment is necessary. Some people fight off the virus without treatment and without permanent damage. With minor abnormalities detected, a physician may choose to withhold treatment. That is a decision best left to the patient.
contact than Ron and Jessica would like. So my advice is — at least for a while — that you continue to socialize with these people as friends but curtail some of those family activities. See “the kids” alone sometimes. Dear Abby: One of my friends asks to borrow my discount card (that I pay for) every time we go shopping together. She recently asked me to let her know the next time I plan to go to a particular membership store, so she can tag along and get my discount. Until now, I have always agreed, but it’s beginning to bother me. Am I wrong to feel this way? Am I being
selfish? If not, is there a tactful way to let her know how I feel? — Wise Shopper Dear Wise Shopper: Not knowing your friend, it’s hard to determine whether she’s a mooch or someone who needs a break. Because you feel your generosity is being taken advantage of, a way to handle it would be to tell her that you sometimes decide to shop at the last minute and therefore can’t always include her. Dear Abby: I have enjoyed the “pennies from heaven” stories you print from time to time. For a while I have wanted to write and tell you my story. A few days after my mother
passed away, my husband and I went to dinner at a local restaurant. We usually pay for our dinners with a credit card, but this time we decided to use cash. Our change was a few dollars and a penny. For some reason, I decided to check the date on the penny. It was dated 1922, the year of my mother’s birth. I am in my 50s and had never found such an old penny before. I don’t believe in coincidences, Abby. I consider it my “penny from heaven.” — Seattle Reader Dear Reader: A penny as proof of a mother’s love? I wouldn’t be surprised.
Kudos to Ellenboro Elementary School’s first grade students As part of their community service work, the 1st graders at Ellenboro Elementary School under the guidance of their teacher, Mrs. Frances (Cissy) Clary, recently conducted a pet food drive with outstanding results. Their call for pet food went out in the middle of April to Rutherford County businesses and residents and the response was Contributed Photo impressive. We Ellenboro Elementary School teacher, Frances (Cissy) Clary and sweet featured the projBeagle, Billy, take a look at the huge quantity of pet food recently gathered in ect in an earlier her 1st Grade Class Room during April’s Pet Food Drive for the Community column in order to Pet Center’s Pet Pantry. highlight the activities of the class Thank you, Ellenboro Elementary School and to encourage our readers to participate and the compassionate 1st graders who made in this program. The food has been distributed to needy pets and their families through this happen. Thank you, Cissy Clary, for your the Community Pet Center’s Pet Food Pantry. ongoing support and involvement with the efforts of the Community Pet Center to save There has been consistent demand for food animal lives. supplies and the community response to helping those in need has been gratifying. We wish to give a big thank you to Mrs. Clary’s 1st grade class for all of their hard work and invite anyone and everyone who is able, to continue supporting these programs. In these hard economic times, projects like this help families to keep their pets at home with them rather than having to turn them in to Animal Control where their futures quickly become uncertain.
IN THE STARS Your Birthday, June 6; Your involvements in the year ahead might lead you into partaking in some arrangement or situation that has political overtones. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Take care about recommending to a friend someone you just met without knowing about that person’s business ethics. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — It’s admirable to be open-minded and receptive to the bizarre ways of another, but don’t carry it too far. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Adopting a poor attitude about some work that is thrown at you is likely to only hurt you further. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be extremely cautious about doing something that is highly speculative. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — An old, disruptive issue might rear its ugly head again and affect the entire household. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Take care not to say anything about a co-worker that you wouldn’t say to his/her face. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It’s good to be careful about handling your hard-earned funds, but not to the point of being labeled a miser. Conversely, being extravagant can be wasteful. Find the middle ground in your financial and other monetary affairs today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you’re too insistent about doing everything your way, you’ll invite some major objections as well as problems with cohorts, and end up impeding your progress. Be more open-minded. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Unless you think your moves through carefully before acting on anything, you could become a victim of your own ineptitude. Above all, don’t do anything out of spite or anger. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Be optimistic and positive about your material interests, but not to the point to where you ignore all warnings. Actions must be based upon realistic premises. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Not setting any goals will lead to an aimless day that could even include a lack of interest in social activities. Chances are the only way you’ll do anything of substance is to be pushed into it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Poking your nose into the affairs of another is likely to lead to a misinterpretation about something you think s/he is keeping from you. It’s best not to pry too deeply into what’s none of your business.
The Pet Project Produced by Jo-Ann Close and Lynne Faltraco Community Pet Center
Cut down on pet hair in your laundry Dear Sara: We’re a family of five, with three cats and two dogs, as well. My problem is hair. Our laundry comes out of the washer with bits of critter hair still on it, and it comes off in the dryer. How do I get this stuff to stop sticking to our laundry so that I can start air drying again? The pets don’t lay in our laundry or anything; we just pick it up somehow. Ideas? — Erika, Florida Dear Erika: You can still line dry, but bring the clothes inside and put them in your dryer on tumble or low heat with a dryer sheet (you can cut it in half and reuse a few times for laundry and then reuse for household dusting) for a few minutes to remove any pet hair. Or hang them on a windy day. Brush/comb your pet daily and vacuum and sweep often. Use a lint brush or shake/snap clothing to remove fur prior to laundering clothing, too. Dear Sara: Do you have any advice on stocking up on diapers? I’m 23 weeks along, and we thought we’d start buying a box of diapers per week (with coupons/sales) so we’d have a nice little supply when the baby arrives. Do you have any advice on best diaper brands for the price, best stores for diaper bargains, how to store diapers (we have a damp basement and not too much storage space overall) and how long the baby might be in newborn diapers? How many diapers do babies go through in a day? — Margaret L., New England Dear Margaret: If you have a baby shower, you can put diapers on your registry. I would steer away from the smaller sizes because you
Frugal Living by Sara Noel
don’t know how big your baby will be or how fast he/she will grow. It’s hard to forecast how many diapers a baby will go through each day (10? 15?) You might want to request cloth diapers or gift cards that could be applied toward buying diapers when you need them or as they go on sale since you’re short on storage space. Every baby is different, and disposable diapers fit each baby differently. Some babies have skin reactions to certain brands. Other than the obvious benefits of cloth diapering, you would always have diapers if by some chance you had financial difficulty in the future. If you aren’t interested in cloth diapering, you can sign up to diaper-manufacturer websites for coupons and samples. Dear Sara: My husband currently started serving on a jury for a federal case that is supposed to last between eight and 12 weeks. He isn’t reimbursed or paid for lunch, and there is a mini fridge for all 14 jury members and no microwave. So he’s been going out to eat. This is going to cost us $25 to $30 a week if he has to eat out every day. I need some ideas for lunch that he can take that don’t need to be refrigerated or microwaved. — Becky, Kansas Dear Becky: Pack an insulated cooler/lunch bag with a reusable ice pack or add a frozen drink to keep things cold, or pack a thermos/food jar with hot food. Preheat the thermos with boiled water.
8C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, June 6, 2010
LOCAL Book for babies
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Rita Gumm, (left) entertainer at Carolina Opry, Myrtle Beach,S.C. and the author of an upcoming book, Noah’s Friends, unveiled the cover of the book recently following a concert at Florence Church, Forest City. Gumm holds McClure Mayse while McClure’s cousin, Wesley Mayse looks on, held by her daddy, Wes Mayse. Gumm wrote the book with illustrations by Jim Taylor and music and lyrics by Archie Jordan. The book will be published in the near future. She distributed the book cover with several coloring pages for children after the concert.
Summer program offered for blind, physically handicapped
RALEIGH – Young patrons of the N.C. Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) are invited to Make a Splash @ Your Library this summer. Preschoolers through young adults who are patrons can join in the splashthemed Summer Reading Program. Registration is until Aug. 1; and the program runs until Aug. 31. Participants receive prizes for reading library books of their choice. Patrons below age five, and those in grades kindergarten through five, receive a prize for every five books they read. Patrons in grades six through 12 receive a prize for every three books they read. Participants can receive multiple prizes. For additional information call the
library at (919) 733-4376 or 1-888388-2460. For more than 50 years the Library for the Blind has served those who are visually impaired or unable to read print. Across North Carolina more than 11,000 members receive the same services as other residents do at their local public libraries. The Library for the Blind, http:// statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/, is part of the State Library of North Carolina within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.
“Old MacDonald Had a Farm” E-I-E-I-O! Join Teddy down on Old MacDonald’s farm for some delightful sing-along fun in this new Teddy Bear Sing-Along title. By pressing a button on the cover, little ones can listen to the classic children’s song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” while they flip through the pages of this adorable book. Critically acclaimed photographer David Ellwand has created a sweet, whimsical world starring antique toys, including a lovable teddy bear and his farmyard friends. The color images are presented on stark white backdrops, making for graphic visuals that engage and stimulate even the youngest readers. With an oink-oink here, and an oink-oink there, this cute book is a barnyard blast. The book is among numerous innovative children’s books, by Silver Dolphin Books, designed to enlighten and entertain. Visit www.silverdolphinbooks.com for more information. The books are published by Baker & Taylor Publishing Group.
Municipal libraries ‘Make a splash’ FOREST CITY — Summer Reading Program “Make a Splash” will be held at the following municipal libraries: The Mooneyham Public Library, Forest City: Thursday at 10:30 a.m. June 17 — Crafts with Amy Owens-- Recycle June 24 — Wade Stubbs, Park Ranger from South Mountain State Park July 1 — NO PROGRAM July 8 —Crafts with Amy Owens-Shipwreck July 15 — Dot Lane-- local story teller July 22 — Mad Science “Wacky Waves” July 29— 11:00 am End of Summer Party at Callison’s Pool in Forest City For more information, call 2485224.
Norris Public Library, Rutherfordton: Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. June 16 — Marcia the Balloon Fairy June 23 — Doug Elliott June 30— Ronald McDonald July 7 — No program July 14 — Dot Lane July 21 — Dot Lane July 28 — Party Spindale Public Library, Spindale: Tuesday at 10 a.m. June 15 — Crafts with Amy Owens June 22 — Doug Elliott June 29 — Ronald McDonald July 6 — No program July 13 — Dot Lane July 20 — Mad Science, “Wavey Waves” July 27 — Party at Spindale pool
Spindale Library announces new books
SPINDALE - New books at the Spindale Library are:
Adult Fiction Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez The Postmistress by Sara Blake The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler Hell Gate by Linda Fairstein Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline Capitol Betrayal by
William Bernhardt Caught by Harlan Coben Burning Bright by Ron Rash Fragile Beasts by Tawni O’Dell The Bone Thief by Jefferson Bass Shattered by Karen Robards Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson Take Three by Karen Kingsbury Deception by
Jonathan Kellerman How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly by Connie May Fowler Solar by Ian McEwan The Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller Miss Julia Renews her Vows by Ann B. Ross The Telling by Beverly Lewis The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini Nowhere to Run by C. J. Box The Last Time I Saw
You by Elizabeth Berg Holly Blues by Susan Wittig Albert The Black Cat by Martha Grimes Summer’s Child by Diane Chamberlain The Walk by Richard Paul Evans A River in the Sky Elizabeth Peters Cat of the Century by Rita Mae Brown Exclusive by Fern Michaels Beatrice and Vergil by Yann Martel Wrecked by Carol Higgins Clark The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark Shameless by Karen Robards Every Last One by Anna Quindlen Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci Eight Days to Live by Iris Johansen The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods Edge of Apocalypse by Tim Lahaye Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts Return to Sender by Fern Michaels Strip by Thomas Perry This Body of Death by Elizabeth George Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber The 9th Judgement by James Patterson Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris Innocent by Scott Turow Adult Nonfiction Go Organize! by Marilyn Bohn Eat Your Way to Happiness by Elizabeth Somer Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman Every Day in Tuscany by Frances Mayes Smart by Scattered by Peg Dawson Martha Stewart’s
Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts Paula Deen’s Savannah Style This Time Together by Carol Burnett A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future by Michael J. Fox On CD (Adult) The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg Children’s and Young Adult A Nest for Celeste by Henry Cole Falling In by Frances O’Roark Dowell The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork I Can Be Anything by Jerry Spinelli Fang by James Patterson Noah’s Bark by Stephen Krensky Baby Shower by Jane Breskin Zalben My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete
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