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BP apologizes, commits cash to clean-up

County Tourism Development Authority, saving the agency time and money. The task also give the inmates something constructive to do and a few hours outside their cells. The women who are volunteering with TDA are in jail for non-violent offenses, such as shoplifting and fraud. Brittany Shires, Donna Conner, Jasmine Martin, Melody Hall and another inmate who asked not to be identified say they are grateful to get outside their cells, even though temperatures reached near 90 inside the four walls, which tower at least 20 feet. “No one minds the heat. It’s good to get out into the fresh air,” an inmate said.

RUTHERFORDTON — Members of the Economic Development Commission on Wednesday discussed the possibility of a Greek restaurant coming to the Sandy Mush area. The group lacked a quorum; Danny Wells, Keith Melton, David Bixler, Phillip Byers and board chairman Keven McCammon were the only members present. They held some informal discussions regarding website traffic and grants for the restaurant. Building owner Kenneth Appling asked for help in applying for a grant of about $100,000 from the N.C. Rural Center. The grant would be part of the building reuse program from the Rural Center and could come to $12,000 per job created at the restaurant, which would be in the former home of BB&T bank at 599 U.S. 221A. “We hope to create about nine jobs, each working more than 32 hours a week,” Appling said. Marketing and Commercial Development Director Kerry Giles said the money must be used for renovations to an

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Female inmates (l-r) Brittany Shires, Donna Conner, Jasmine Martin and Melody Hall, incarcerated at the Rutherford County Detention Facility, preparing mail-outs for the Tourism Development Authority.

Jail inmates helping TDA By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

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RUTHERFORDTON — A 58-year-old woman, describing herself as the “Maw Maw,” had never been in jail. She has been accused by a former friend with credit card fraud but hopes for a jury trial so she can tell her story. But until her pending trial, she is among the female inmates to provide volunteer work while they are incarcerated at the Rutherford County Detention Facility. She and other female inmates are stuffing envelopes with vacation information, responding to thousands of requests from across the county for people who are planning trips to Rutherford County. The inmates are working for the Rutherford


$2.54 $2.70 $2.62 While most people are enjoying swimming pools these warm sultry days, Department of Transportation crew members (l-r) Danny Dover, Greg Ruppe, Travis Arwood, Joel Robbins and Scott Boone, were draining this pool in Danieltown Tuesday afternoon. DOT crews received word Monday the swimming pools located on property where vacant houses now stand — houses purchased by the state — had to be drained and filled with dirt for safety reasons. Ruppe said crews discovered a sizeable fish and this pool included tadpoles and frogs.

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Two women charged in auto break-ins session with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance, simple possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and resisting a public officer. She is in the Rutherford County Jail under a $18,000 secured bond. The women were booked in at the jail about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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RUTHERFORDTON — Two women are facing charges after a rash of vehicle break-ins in Forest City and Rutherfordton. Melinda Sue Jones Albrecht, 24, is charged with two counts of possession of stolen goods/property, two counts of misdemeanor larceny, three counts of break or enter a motor vehicle and one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule III controlled substance. Her address is listed on the jail log as 283 Race Path Church Road, but the

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Forest City arrest report lists her address as 124 Kelly Road. Albrecht in is the Rutherford County Jail under a $55,000 secured bond. Vanessa Lynn Upton, 45, of 1590 Oak Grove Church Road, is charged with pos-

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Local/state DIGGING OUT GAS TANK SITE Construction workers are filling holes at the former Childers Truck Stop after digging the old gasoline tanks from the ground. Removing the tanks and store is a part of the U.S. 221 widening project. The crew has been on the scene more than week, having to remove every bit of contaminated soil from the area and make it safe for the Department of Transportation’s future assignments there.

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DSS eying online link for those seeking services By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Staff Writer

SPINDALE – Rather than having to wait in line at local departments of social services, residents of North Carolina will soon be able to go online to determine if they might be eligible for services offered by DSS. The Rutherford County Department of Social Services Board learned of the Department of Health and Human Services ePASS during its June meeting Wednesday. EPASS, which stands for Electronic PreAssessment Screening Service, is a secure, webbased self-service tool. By completing a questionnaire, ePASS shows the range of programs for which a person or family may be eligible, and it provides them with information they need to pursue program assistance. The program will go live on the NCDHHS website - July 1. “Most of our clients now are pretty computer savvy, or their children can help

them,” said Kandi Bridges, Income Maintenance Program director. Bridges, who had access to a beta version of the program, walked the board through how an individual could use the program. The pre-screening form also will include links with more information on DSS programs. EPASS will be implemented in phases - quick screening for food and nutrition services, crisis intervention program, emergency assistance, Work First cash assistance and supplemental nutrition assistance program. Phase one will also include a list of documents to bring to the agency when applying for benefits. Along with ePASS, DSS Director John Carroll said the department will meet with The Benefit Bank, a web-based service offered through a private business. “It has a pre-screening tool that does a little more,” Carroll said. “It also helps identify people who might be eligible for earned income

tax credits.” According to The Benefit Bank website - - the free service simplifies and centralizes the process of applying for many state and federal benefits for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. It is free for use by host organizations. Carroll said nonprofits in the county, such as Consumer Credit Counseling and Yokefellow, have been invited to the meeting, and that those organizations might opt to use The Benefit Bank’s services. There are concerns about both programs, though, Carroll said. “I’m afraid it might cause discouragement for those utilizing it if they are not deemed eligible,” he said. When someone applies for services at the department, he said, the staff member asks questions about all forms of income. With the online service, an individual might not think of all their income sources. Social Work Program

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Carroll reminded the board that Vulnerable Adult and Elder Abuse Awareness Month was ongoing through Friday, and he showed a video prepared by Buncombe County DSS to help provide awareness to banks and other organizations about elder abuse and exploitation. “Elder abuse is a very under reported problem and crime,” Carroll said. Rutherford County has seen increases in financial exploitation, including a case currently being investigated, Carroll said. “We’re going to see more and more of this issue as our elderly population outnumbers our younger population.” In other business, Finance Officer Terri Morgan told the board no decision regarding the 2010-11 budget had been made, and that Rutherford County Commissioners were set to approve the county budget June 28. The board also voted to name Steve Bedford chair.

State working to ease fireworks rules to allow July 4th shows RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are working to ease new safety requirements that threaten to limit fireworks displays this Independence Day holiday.

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Manager Lorie Horne updated the board on the department’s access to the National Crime Information Center. “In 2006, when the Adam Walsh Act was passed, it gave DSS access to the NCIC, which we didn’t have before,” Horne said. Last year the state’s Child Fatality Taskforce began working with each county’s DSS on getting access to the database and developing policies and procedures for its use, Horne said. “We have completed an application and will develop an agreement with the sheriff’s department on using it,” Horne continued. DSS has investigated cases in which the worker knew a person had a history of violence or abuse in other states, but unless that person had criminal cases in North Carolina the information couldn’t be accessed. “What I don’t want is for us not to use it and then something happen to a child and the state ask, ‘You had access, why didn’t you use it?’” Horne said.

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Brawlers elude police From staff reports

FOREST CITY — Law enforcement officers responded to a call about a large fight and possible shots fired at the Owls Nest Sports Lounge early Wednesday morning, but the people allegedly involved had scattered before officers arrived.

The Police Department got a call from someone at the scene, at 254 Trade St., at 12:35 a.m. The caller reported that perhaps 40 to 50 people were there and a gun was involved. Four Forest City Police Department units responded, with assistance

from four Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office units. But the incident report says that many vehicles were leaving as the officers arrived at the Owls Nest. During questioning it was reported that the subjects involved in the fight were gone, and no one reported having heard gunfire. Officers later received a call that apparently was a spinoff of the Owls Nest incident. FCPD officers went to the Kimbrell’s Furniture Co. parking lot, at 207 E. Main St., where the combatants reportedly had regathered. But again, when officers arrived, the subjects were gone.

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RUTHERFORDTON — A South Carolina man has been charged in the attempted theft of supplies from Rutherford Hospital. Alan Hoyt Humphries III, 30, of 240 Scruggs Road, Chesnee, is charged with injury to personal property and attempted larceny.

Humphries’ girlfriend was placed in Room 16 in the emergency room at the hospital at 10:47 p.m. Tuesday to be treated for seizures, according to an incident report from the Rutherfordton Police Department A witness told police that Humphries was seen outside Room 16; he was leaning up against a “crash cart,” which contains specific

medicines used in emergencies in the ER. The witness also said at about the same time he noticed the plastic seals on the cart had been broken, the drawers were open and the medicine was gone. Taken from the cart were two vials of dexamethasone, and one vial each of metoprolol, furosemine and diphenhydramine. The RPD report states that the medication was found inside a blue hospital latex glove in the trash can in Room 16. The report also indicates that the janitorial staff had just emptied the trash in the room fewer than 10 minutes before the room was occupied. Humphries was arrested at the hospital and placed under a $2,000 secured bond.

Police Notes Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 161 E-911 calls Tuesday. n Sandra L. Scruggs reported possession of a firearm by a felon, communicating threats and assault on a female. n Edward Tyler Hutchins reported a breaking and entering. n Gary Mitchell McDaniel reported the theft of a car stereo. n Robert A. Clemons reported the theft of a chain saw and tools. n Bruce Eugene Putman reported the theft of a .22-caliber handgun.


n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 36 E-911 calls Tuesday. n Brian Scott Wilson reported damage to the paint on a vehicle.


n The Spindale Police Department responded to 23 E-911 Tuesday.

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n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to five E-911 calls Tuesday.

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n The Forest City Police Department responded to 89 E-911 calls Tuesday.


n Matthew Todd Stacey, 22, of 409 Burns Road; charged with breaking and/or entering and simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance; placed under a $10,000

secured bond. (RCSD) n Hugh Blake Allison, 20, of 611 U.S. 221 South; charged with communicating threats and assault and battery; placed under a $3,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Davie William Camp, 16, of 801 Florida Ave., Spindale; charged with eight counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and eight counts of larceny; no bond listed. (RPD) n Derrick Randall Bridges, 50, of Autumn Lane; charged with intoxicated and disruptive and resisting a public officer; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (SPD)

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Susie the dog relaxes during the vote on a bill that would increase the penalty for malicious abuse, torture or killing of an animal at the N.C. General Assembly, Wednesday in Raleigh. Susie, a pit bull-German shepherd mix, still has the scars of a horrific assault she endured when she was 8-weeks old. Susie was burned, beaten and left for dead.

Lawmakers approve tougher penalties for animal cruelty RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina legislators decided Wednesday that anyone so violent that they would torture, starve, or kill an animal should face possible jail time. The state Senate voted 47-0 to give final approval to raising penalties for some of the worst cases of animal abuse. Gov. Beverly Perdue must decide whether to sign the legislation into law. The punishment could be up to eight months behind bars, but a judge could agree to community service instead. The bill was introduced after a Greensboro man received probation after burning, beating and leaving his 8-week-old puppy to die. The

Incentives could top $300M

RALEIGH (AP) — The price tag for a legislative grab-bag of tax breaks designed to spur economic growth and job creation could top $300 million in the next five years, legislators learned Wednesday. The credits for film producers, biodiesel makers, wind-turbine manufacturers, paper factories, and others would see North Carolina pass up collection of $300 million in taxes, EMS/Rescue according to legislative fiscal analysts. n The Rutherford County EMS The bill cleared the House Finance responded to 32 E-911 calls Tuesday. Committee on Wednesday and was n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and scheduled for debate Thursday before the full House. Rutherford County Rescue respondThe greatest impact comes from ed to 11 E-911 calls Tuesday. extending tax credits for movie and

Fire calls n Bostic, Rutherfordton and SDO firefighters responded to vehicle accidents. n Ellenboro firefighters responded to a house fire, assisted by Bostic and Cherry Mountain firefighters. n Forest City firefighters responded to a smoke report and to a vehicle fire.

female pit-bull mix was later adopted and named Susie. The year-old dog, her scars visible and floppy ears burned off, was brought to several legislative committees considering the bill. “Susie in her little life has created an awareness that those that torture animals ought to receive jail time,” said Sen. Don Vaughn, D-Guilford, who pushed the measure. “I believe there’s an important lesson in this law — that North Carolina is serious about animal abuse and anyone who tortures an animal can go to jail.” The stiffer penalties were justified because people who abuse animals often also turn their brutality on family members, Vaughn said.

television productions for the second straight year. A law passed last year increased how much of their North Carolina spending that production companies could take off their taxes, a rise from 15 percent to 25 percent. Now lawmakers are considering raising the maximum credit per film from $7.5 million to $20 million. They also could begin to count the big salaries of star actors and directors. The expanded film credit is predicted to cost $166 million if movie studios start shooting in the state, and hiring production workers and buying supplies. “Right now they’re not coming,” said Rep. Pryor Gibson, D-Anson, a primary bill sponsor.

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Clarification Terry Campbell, owner of Campbell’s Cleaning Service Forest City, is not the same Campbell who lost his carpet cleaning equipment when his van was destroyed by fire last Friday. Terry Campbell’s business is still up and running. Roger Campbell’s business was lost in the fire.

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Our Views Incentives are not really a loss


s North Carolina and other states battle for jobs, there are going to be some costs as a report on a proposed incentives package the state is considering shows. The legislative analysts project that under the incentives package the state could lose more than $300 million in possible tax collections over the next five years. However, it seems a bit strange to be calling that a loss. Right now, there is no indication that any of the companies that would benefit from the incentives are operating in North Carolina so we are not currently getting revenue from them. If they require the incentive to decide to come here, then not giving an incentive means they will go elsewhere and we would still not be getting any revenue from them. In other words, how can you lose what you do not have? Economic development incentives are not always popular. But they have been the staple of economic recruiting for the past couple of decades. In the current economic climate, the loss in this case would be not getting companies to choose to locate in North Carolina and bring much needed jobs to the state.

Our readers’ views Says thank you to school bus driver To the editor: Dear wonderful Ms. Crook I just want to sincerely say thank you for all that you have done this year; for all of your sacrifice, hard work, patience, devotion, and for driving our bus safely to and from school. I understand how nerve racking it must be, dealing with so, so many children — cursing, fighting, arguing and just being down right disrespectful. I would like to apologize for any contribution of my own. All too often I have trouble doing and/ or saying something before considering the outcome. A work in progress. Thanks to you also for all the good cooking, hard work cleaning and warm smiles from behind the register. Truly, truly, Ms. Crook, you put the “small town friendly” in Rutherford County. I pray for you a wonderful summer and best wishes for next year. Ethan Harris Forest City

Justice John Marshall in “United States vs Aaron Burr.” This presents an interesting idea, because the term “due process” is defined by Justice Joseph Story as common law. We see that the federal government has no power over common law, and no person, under the 5th Amendment, may be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. And who had the power over life, liberty, or property? Madison answers this question clearly in “Federalist 45”: “The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people...” Clearly we see that life, liberty, and property, is exclusively left to the states under due process, or common law. Today, however, we have a problem. The 14th Amendment says that no state shall make or enforce any law which abridges the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, and no state shall deprive any person

of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. We already know that the federal government derives no power from common law, and now the state government cannot violate privileges and immunities of citizens of the federal government. This means that “due process” is not subject to the federal government, and under the 14th Amendment, it is not subject to the states either. And what is most shocking is that the Supreme Court is delegated no authority over due process, because due process is common law! In other words, the Supreme Court has been scamming us for about a hundred years! Absolute authority, said Madison in “Federalist 46”, resides in the people alone, and since due process is defined by Justice Story as “lawful judgfement of peers”, all decisions regarding due process do not lie within the power of judges, but within the power of the people, trial by jury, or not at all. Ralph Haulk Forest City

Offers more thoughts on due process debate To the editor: It’s interesting how much you can learn about law just by simple reading. For example, St George Tucker points out in his commentaries on the Constitution that no branch of the federal government derives authority from common law. The reason, historically, is that each state defined common law as that applied to it specifically, adapted from the common law of England. The principle was agreed to by Chief

Symbol of a time when things were much simpler “My grandfather’s clock was too large for the shelf, so it stood 90 years on the floor.” How fitting I learned the words to this song as a student at Cliffside Elementary School so many years ago, and now, as an adult, I am writing about the heartbeat of Cliffside today – the town clock. The clock has been a fixture in this small town since 1922, and moved to its new home inside the 40-foot tower in the mid-70s. And in the mid-80s, yours truly visited it several times as a student at Cliffside Elementary School. Returning to the clock last week brought back memories of those days, and of more

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recent times I’ve made the trek up the Main Street in Cliffside. Former Cliffside School Principal Philip White met me and photographer Garrett Byers at the clock to show us the real treasure – the mechanics that make the clock go, but that have been out of time for the past five years, rendering the bells silent. White may not have the official title of town historian for Cliffside, but in my

eyes he’s pretty darn close. He shared with us the back story of the town, from its founding by R.R. Haynes, in whose memory the clock was erected years earlier, and of the textile industry that came shuddering to a stop in more recent times. Because you can’t have the story of the clock without knowing why its there in the first place. And if there’s anything I know about Cliffside – after all, my family is part of the town’s heritage – it’s that roots run deep. R.R. Haynes’ great-granddaughter Janice Swing also met us at the clock. Swing has always lived in Cliffside and at one time lived in the house that R.R. Haynes built

– land that is now where the clock stands. Swing said it’s been sad not hearing “Raleigh” chime the hour in the past five years since he became ill. She – along with others – hope to hear the clock ring out loud and true again. After we talked about the clock a while, White and I caught up on other issues – such as that he’d called my grandma recently when he was working for the census to find out information on my cousin Resa. And we talked awhile about classmates of mine from Cliffside and his son, David, who to this day remains dear to my heart. I’ve been asked the question as to why it’s important

for the clock to work again. And honestly, I couldn’t answer it other than to say “It just should.” White put it best. “It’s part of its function.” But for those of us in Cliffside, it’s somehow more than just a clock. It’s a symbol of a time in our lives when things were simpler. An era when although we were aware of the time, we didn’t have to rush to be any place in particular. It’s a compass for many, pointing north to home on the map of our hearts. And maybe that’s why it’s important for it to measure the times of our lives again. Contact Flynn via e-mail at

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Carolina Notes Man, 19, dies after lightning strike

GRAHAM (AP) — A man has died after he was struck by lightning at a North Carolina home. Multiple media outlets report that 19-year-old Horacio Ascencio died Wednesday in the burn unit at UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital. Police say Ascencio was standing under a tree in the front yard of a home in Graham around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit by lightning. His mother says Ascencio’s shoe came off, his sock was ripped open and smoke was coming from his body. Ascencio’s heart stopped, but he was revived and taken to a hospital.

Toddler dies after being found in pool

GREENVILLE (AP) — Officials are investigating the death of a South Carolina toddler found in the bottom of a swimming pool. Multiple media outlets reported that Greenville County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of 2-year-old Madalyn Holliday of Mauldin. Deputy Coroner Karie Cain says the girl was pronounced dead at Greenville Memorial Hospital about 2 p.m. Tuesday. Cain says an autopsy is planned Wednesday. Cain says it appears the child drowned.

Obituaries Jesse Padgett Jesse Earl Padgett, 84, of Mooresboro, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. He was the son of the late Jesse Henry and Rosa LeighMitchell Padgett. He was a member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church. He was retired with 27 years of service with Daniel Construction Company. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Deaton Padgett, of the home, two sons, Mark Padgett of Rutherfordton and Eddie Padgett of Carolina Beach; four daughters, Erline Splawn of Gaffney, S.C., Alice Conner of Mooresboro, Tammy Adlrich of Chesnee, S.C., and Donna Wood of Forest City; a sister, Irene Henson of Mooresboro; 17 grandchildren; and 23 greatgrandchildren. Funereal services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the A.C. McKinney Chapel with the Revs. Troy Craig, Hubert Street and Tim Hendrick officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday at McKinneyLandreth Funeral Home. A guest register is available at

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Pauline Cochran White, 97, of Oakridge Drive, Forest City, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Oak Grove Health Care. A native of Rutherford NAACP vows more County, she was a daughter of the late Avery Albert protests on policy Cochran and Mary Ellen RALEIGH (AP) — North Smawley Cochran. Carolina NAACP leaders say She was a retired waitfour arrests over a new diver- ress and worked at Smith’s sity policy in the state’s largDrug Store and Hickory Log est school district are only the Barbecue in Forest City, and beginning. was a member of Florence The group’s president Baptist Church. said at a news conference She was preceded in death Wednesday the civil rights by her husband, John Calvin organization plans more pro- White. tests, along with marches, She is survived by two sons, workshops and community Tim White of Forest City and meetings. Philip White of Cliffside; six The Rev. William Barber grandchildren; eight greatwas one of four demonstragrandchildren; and two tors arrested Tuesday at a great-great-grandchildren. meeting of the Wake County Funeral services will be school board. held Friday at 2 p.m. in the They face second-degree Florence Baptist Church trespassing charges. NAACP with the Rev. Bobby Gantt attorney Al McSurely says the officiating. Burial will be in four want a trial and a chance the Corinth Baptist Church to subpoena school board Cemetery in Ellenboro. members. Visitation will follow the service in the Life Enrichment Center of the church. S.C. man arrested Memorials may be made to in death of woman Florence Baptist Church, 201 SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) South Broadway St., Forest — A South Carolina man has City, NC 28043 or Hospice of been arrested and charged Rutherford County, P.O. Box with murder in the death of a 336, Forest City, NC 28043. woman who earlier had been reported missing. Multiple media outlets reported that 24-yearold Robert Lee Jr. of Spartanburg was arrested Jesse Earl Padgett, 84, of Tuesday in the death of Mooresboro passed away 21-year-old Rebecca Rosa. Monday, June 14, 2010 at Police and Spartanburg Rutherford Hospital. County sheriff’s deputies got He was the son of the late Jesse a missing person’s report Henry and Rosa Leigh Mitchell on Rosa from family memPadgett and a member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church. He was bers Sunday. They said she retired with twenty-seven years had been missing since early service with Daniel Construction Saturday.

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Company and loved to garden and fish. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Daryl Padgett. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Deaton Padgett of the home; two sons, Mark Padgett of Rutherfordton and Eddie Padgett of Carolina Beach; four daughters, Erline Splawn of Gaffney, Alice Conner of Mooresboro, Tammy Aldrich of Chesnee and Donna Wood of Forest City; a sister, Irene Henson of Mooresboro; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 3 PM at The A.C. McKinney Chapel with the Rev. Troy Craig, Rev. Hubert Street and Rev. Tim Hendrick officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home. McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is serving the Padgett family. An online guest register is available at:

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James Padgett James Padgett, 74, of Tiney Road, Ellenboro, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at Hospice House. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.

John Wilson John “Frank” Wilson, 76, of 228 Roberson Road, Forest City, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Frank Osbourne Wilson and Myrtle Gibson Wilson. He was a member of the Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church, where he served as a deacon. He worked for W.L. Wilson Septic Tank Service for more than 49 years. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shelby Jean Wilson; two daughters, Barbara Burgess of Dobbinsville and Norma Reedy of Ellenboro; two brothers, James Luther “Bo” Wilson of Forest City and J.C. Wilson of Rutherfordton; one sister, Louise Kirk of Knoxville, Tenn; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church with the Revs. Leon Brown and Roger Hudgins officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials be sent to the family at 228 Roberson Road, Forest City, NC 28043. Harrelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest registry is available at

Kenneth Bailey Kenneth Carl Bailey, 47, of Harris, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at his home. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of Don Gary Bailey and the late Patricia Farrell Bailey. He worked in construction and in the textile industry. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Nancy Sizemore Bailey; a son, Dustin Bailey of Spruce Pine; two daughters, Hannah Bailey and Samantha Bailey of Forest

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Gertie Byers Tesseneer, 71, of 2122 West Stage Coach Trail, Polkville, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center. A native of Polk County, NC, she was born August 28, 1938, a daughter of the late T.P. and Willie Mae Beaver Byers. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Wendell Byers. Gertie was a retired weaver form Spindale Mills. She is survived by two sons, Johnny Michael Tesseneer and wife, Michal of Polkville, and Timmy Tesseneer and wife, Sheila, of Rutherfordton; two daughters, Julie McMurry and husband, James Jr., of Polkville and Cindy Stroupe and husband, Tom of Cherryville; one brother, Wayne Byers of Ellenboro; five sisters, Brenda Carter, Rita Walker, Kay Wilson, Louann Bennett all of Ellenboro, and Connie Lavender of Florida; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, June 18, 2010, at The A.C. McKinney Memorial Chapel at McKinneyLandreth Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Gantt’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at McKinneyLandreth Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Pallative Care of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150. McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is serving the Tesseneer family Paid Obit.

City; a brother, Ronald Garrison of Maryland; and three sisters, Maria Bailey Carver of Cherryville, Holly Bailey Dompier of Vale and Doris Payne of Maryland. Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Harris First Baptist Church with the Revs. Ricky Baynard and George Whitemire officiating. Burial will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Grace of God Rescue Mission, 537 W. Main St., Forest City, NC 28043 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma, OK 73123. Harrelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest registry is available at

Gertie Tesseneer Gertie Byers Tesseneer, 71, of 2122 Stage Coach Trail, Polkville, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center. A native of Polk County, she was a daughter of the late T.P. and Willie Mae Beaver Byers. She is survived by two sons, Johnny Michael Tesseneer of Polkville and Timmy Tesseneer of Rutherfordton; two daughters, Julie McMurry of Polkville and Cindy Stroupe of Cherryville; a brother, Wayne Byers of Ellenboro; five sisters, Brenda Carter, Rita Walker, Kay Wilson, Louann Bennett, all of Ellenboro, and Connie Lavender of Florida; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at noon at the A.C. McKinney Memorial Chapel at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Gantt’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at McKinneyLandreth Funeral Home.

John E. Bridges John E. Bridges, age 78,of Mooresboro, died Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Peak Resources in Shelby. Mr. Bridges went to be with the Lord on his deceased wife, Colleen’s birthday. A native of Cleveland County, Mr. Bridges retired from P.P.G. Industries after thirty-three years of service, was a farmer and helped the Philbeck family run the Sycamore Dairy. He was a member of Race Path Baptist Church where he attended the Auditorium Class. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and served in the U. S. Army during the Korean war. Mr. Bridges was a giving person who always helped those in need. He was precened in death by his father, Lawrence Coleman Bridges, his mother, Eliza Marlin Jenkins Bridges; his wife, Colleen Philbeck Bridges; a son, Richard Bridges; two sisters, Ruby Bridges Elliott and Pearl Bridges Church and a brother, Dr. Joe Bridges. Mr. Bridges is survived by two sons, Bruce Bridges and wife, Jackie of Mooresboro and Vance Bridges of Shelby; a grandson, Andy Bridges of Mooresboro and a granddaughter, Callie Bridges of Mooresboro; two sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Ross Philbeck and wife, Madge and Selma Bess. Also, he is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and special friends at the Ellenboro Meal site and the Life Enrichment Center. Visitation was at Cleveland Funeral Services, Sunday, March 28, 2010 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM and other times at the home. The funeral service was at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel, on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 5:00 PM with Rev. Lance Scarlett, Dr. Johnnie Tiller and Rev. John Godfrey officiating. Music was provided by his grandson, Andy Bridges. Burial will be at Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association. Cleveland Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to:

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Deaths Tom Stith OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Stith, a prolific scoring small forward who led St. Bonaventure to its first NCAA tournament berth in 1961, died after a lengthy battle with cancer and kidney problems. He was 71. Les Richter RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Les Richter, an eighttime Pro Bowl selection for the Los Angeles Rams who became a top NASCAR executive after retiring from the NFL, has died. He was 79. Richter was an AllAmerican linebacker and class valedictorian at the University of California. He was drafted by the Dallas Texans in 1952, but did not agree to contract terms and the Rams acquired his rights for a record 11 players. His second career started as president of Riverside International Raceway in 1961. He joined NASCAR in 1983 and grew into an adviser to then-chairman Bill France Jr. Richter was named NASCAR’s executive vice president of competition in 1986, and the senior vice president of operations in 1992.

John “Frank” Wilson John “Frank” Wilson, age 76, of 228 Roberson Road, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. John was born on November 8, 1933 in Rutherford County to the late Frank Osbourne Wilson and Myrtle Gibson Wilson. He was a faithful member of the Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church where he served as a deacon. He worked for W.L. Wilson Septic Tank Service for over 49 years and was known as the “best backhoe operator” in Rutherford County. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, J.L. Wilson, Abraham Clyde Wilson, William Fred Wilson and two sisters, Virginia Mae Clayton and Marie Greene. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shelby Jean Wilson; two daughters, Barbara Burgess and husband, David, of Dobbinsville and Norma Reedy and husband, Rodney, of Ellenboro; two brothers, James Luther “Bo” Wilson of Forest City and J.C. Wilson of Rutherfordton; one sister, Louise Kirk and husband, David of Knoxville, TN. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Nicole Klepper and husband, Travis, of Inman, SC, Pamela Jean Conner and fiancé, Chris Bledsoe, of Ellenboro, Barbara Conner of Ellenboro and six great-grandchildren, Harley Burgess, Cameron Klepper, Trenton Klepper, Shane Luke Campbell, Jaydha Michelle Campbell and Layla Jean Campbell. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 18, 2010 at the Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church with Reverend Leon Brown and Reverend Roger Hudgins officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Interment will take place on a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be sent to the family at 228 Roberson Road, Forest City, NC 28043. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family of John F. Wilson. An online guest registry is available at: Paid obit.


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Kenneth Appling asked the EDC for help in applying for a economic development grant of about $100,000 to convert this property into a Greek restaurant.

Meetings/other Alanon meetings: Lake Lure Alanon Family Group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at Lake Lure Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure; call 625-0456 for information. Children’s summer reading program: Every Wednesday, 9 a.m., through Aug. 4, Union Mills Learning Center; for preschool and early readers as well as older children; poetry reading and storytelling will be featured as well; each week will feature a different subject and guest; everyone in attendance will receive at least one free book.

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Miscellaneous Big Day in Ellenboro: Saturday, July 3, beginning at 9 a.m.; free entertainment for children – bouncy house, face painting, basketball shooting gallery, balloon art, sliding boards, swings; parade begins at the old school grounds at 9:15 a.m.; food, crafts, music, “pitch burst,” cake walk, Depot Museum, car show and more. Camp Harmony: June 21-July 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Callison Recreation Center; volunteers need to sign up on June 21 at 8:45 a.m. Spanish for English speakers: Free course offered June 23 and 30 and July 7, Liberty Baptist Church; course is designed to familiarize people with the Spanish language, explain the basic concepts for the language and give free resources and advice for continuing to learn the language on their own; taught by East High Spanish teacher Matt Tiller; for more information, call 453-0186. Winemaking 101 Workshop: June 17, 24, July 1, 15 and 22, Love Story Farm; cost is $50 for the workshop, which includes making and taking two bottles of California Charonnay and discussions on wines of the world, making wine from fruit and the entire process of making wine at home; must be 21 and older to take the class, which is taught by chemistry instructor Christine Klahn; to register, call 447-0047 or e-mail

Fundraisers Porch bag sale: Second week of sale, Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; summer hours effective July and August, Thursday and Friday, noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Washburn Community Outreach Center, 2934 Piney Mountain Church Road, Bostic; $2 per bag. “Island Adventure Day”: June 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Forest City; to benefit Relay for Life; inflatables, face painting, cotton candy, hot dog and hamburger plates, bake sale, car wash and more; wristbands for children’s activities will be $10 each and tickets for all other items will be $1 each; hot dog and hamburger plates $5 each or five tickets. Help Putt Cancer in the Hole: Saturday, June 19, Putt & Go in Forest City; shot gun starts at 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.; teams of up to four, all ages, $20; each hole sponsored; hot dogs and homemade ice creame; proceeds go to Relay for Life. For information, call Paula, 287-6348, or Robin, 2876176.

Religion Singing and barbecue dinner: June 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Harmon Street Baptist Church; benefit for Leah Hedgpath; singing at 3 with the Far City Boys and at 6 with The Eubanks and others; donations will be accepted. Special services: June 20, 4 p.m., New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 601 E. Main St., Spindale; speaker will be Ray Harris of Hardy Chapel Baptist Church, Spartanburg, S.C. Countywide Youth Rally: June 24, 6:30 p.m., Restoration Church; guest speakers, Russell Sellers; Anointed Praise and Worship from Father’s Vineyard, skits and songs from various churches. Yard sale and breakfast: June 19, 7 a.m. until, Piney Ridge CME Church, 4421 Hudlow Road, Union Mills; sale includes a piano. Food giveaway: June 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Forest City Four Square Church. Boston Butt sale: $25 for a pit cooked, whole smoked butt; Preorder by June 18, pick up July 1 between 1 and 3 p.m. at Trelleborg Human Resources Department; proceeds go to Relay for Life; to order, call Debra Williams, 2867175.

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

existing building and can’t be used for equipment purchases. “Part of what we have to be able to show is what is the capital investment for these grants,” said McCammon. “Ultimately, the county commission will have to decide if they want to apply for this grant for you and administer it for you.” Appling said the restaurant is asking for someone to be the administrative agent; Isothermal Planning and Development Commission will write the grant. Waiting on the county’s building inspection department to finish its work and waiting on the

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We are (in) lock-down most of the time,” said another. The ages of the volunteers range from a 16 to 58, and they were selected for the job by the detention facility guards. The guards make the recommendation to Sheriff Jack Conner, who fully cooperates with the partnership. Despite restrictions regarding their attire, the inmates are allowed to roll up their shirt sleeves and get some sun. Some even said they were working on a tan, Sgt. Gene Shell said. They work from a table placed in the former exercise area of the old jail, accessible only through a locked door. Only inmates with good behavior are allowed to do the work. The program with the inmates began about two months ago when TDA’s acting executive director, Michelle Whitaker, investigated the possibility of utilizing inmates to assist her staff with stuffing the envelopes. Each year, more than 20,000 pieces of mail are sent from TDA across the state, nation and into other countries as officials respond to requests about the county as a vacation destination. “By having those at the jail prepare these mailings (it) is saving the TDA, at a minimum, $12,000 a year, and that’s an extremely conservative estimate,” Whitaker said.

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cles. And the Rutherfordton Police Department was investigating a car break-in Tuesday at Rite Aid, 121 Railroad Ave. According to the RPD incident report, a customer entered Rite Aid and asked if anyone was driving a white Cadillac. A woman said the vehicle was hers, the report continues, and she went outside to confront the suspicious person. The suspect

grant process was trying, he said. “It’s an extremely slow process,” Appling said. “Most people in the private sector don’t have unlimited amounts of time, they have a certain window to open a new business. You can lose businesses if you take this much time doing things. There are many empty buildings standing vacant everywhere.” McCammon said this type of grant was new. “Part of this problem is that you’re the first one through the new chute and, hopefully, next time we’ll be better prepared for other entrepreneurs.” In her marketing report, Giles pointed to increased traffic on the web as a good sign. “We’ve had an increase in people looking at incentives and sites and

buildings, which is a good indicator of interests in those areas,” Giles said. “We had shown the Food Lion space (in Rutherfordton) and the Steve and Barry’s space to a potential call center. They wanted a conceptual drawing of the Food Lion space as a commercial call center. This drawing is to help people visualize what the space can look like when it is for a different use.”

The inmates are also saving TDA at least 20 hours a week formerly spent by Visitor Information Specialist Jackie Wallace. Since budget cuts at TDA reduced the five-member staff to three, having the inmates volunteer their time “is an incredible help and has allowed Jackie to take on new responsibilities in the office. She oversees and makes sure the inmates have all the materials they need,” Whitaker said. The program is patterned after one at N.C. Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh, where the inmates work with the state’s Tourism Office to provide information as they answer the toll-free tourism phone line. They are trained and receive frequent briefings from tourism officials so they can provide courteous service and answer questions. Other inmates prepare information packets, which are filled with brochures about the state’s tourism destinations. Whitaker said she and her staff believed that if the program was working in Raleigh it could certainly work here. Shell has seen a difference in the behavior patterns of the inmates since they’ve been allowed to volunteer for TDA. “You don’t hear all the cheering and chattering going on back there as you once did,” Shell said. “They do not cause a problem while here and if they do, they are removed from working.” Some of the inmates plan to finish

high school and get jobs. One woman wants to be a nurse some day, but all desire to get home to families as soon as possible Until their release, “We’d rather be doing this than nothing,” said one inmate. “It helps to pass the time, and you feel like you are doing something for others.” As wonderful as the program is to TDA, Whitaker said, “I hope and believe it has been helpful for the jail too, giving inmates an opportunity to do something positive and an incentive to be on their best behavior. The inmates have done a great job.” In one week, they cleared a backlog of work that could have taken six weeks, she said. “We are extremely appreciative to the jail. Lt. Sherry Simmons and Sgt. Shell have been open and helpful,” Whitaker added. “It’s great when two very different county departments — the jail and the Tourism Development Authority — can work together for a common goal, and for the greater good,” Whitaker said. “It’s actually a wonder.” “We hope and believe this partnership can continue for a long time to come,” Shell said. Inmates were preparing for a 600-piece mailing later this week. Bringing more tourists to the county is the goal of TDA.

reportedly told the owner of the 1992 Cadillac that she had been on a lot of medication and had mistaken the car for her own. She got into her vehicle and left. Later, the Rutherfordton Police Department issued an advisory to be on the lookout for a 2000 Mercury Cougar that might contain stolen merchandise. The Forest City Police Department saw the vehicle and stopped it in the parking lot of Ingles, 756 S. Church St., where the two women in the vehicle were arrested. The two pocketbooks stolen in Forest City were

recovered from the Mercury, the FCPD reports. One of the charges of breaking into a motor vehicle against Albrecht was filed by the Rutherfordton Police Department. Albrecht was served with the warrant at the county jail. The other charges were filed by the FCPD.

In other business, the public hearing over an incentives package for an unnamed company will be held June 24. EDC Executive Director Tom Johnson has been meeting with the company for the past several weeks. Contact Baughman via e-mail at

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The FCPD is investigating three additional break-ins. County law enforcement agencies have been plagued by vehicle breakins, and a number of arrests have been made.

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Youth Will Be Served Cavaliers’ coaching search confused CLEVELAND (AP) — Tom Izzo’s rejection has left the Cleveland Cavaliers feeling unwanted. Izzo was owner Dan Gilbert’s first choice to replace Mike Brown as the Cavs’ coach, a position that may not be filled until LeBron James signs as a free agent — in Cleveland or elsewhere. Izzo’s decision Tuesday to remain at Michigan State has complicated things for the Cavs, who are now preparing for the NBA draft and July 1 opening of free agency without a coach or a frontrunning candidate. A fallback plan could be Byron Scott. General manager Chris Grant spoke with Scott last week, but the former New Orleans coach may be waiting to see what happens after the season with Phil Jackson and the Lakers.

Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney, above left, and head coach John Fox, above right, share a laugh during a summer training practice session for the NFL football team in Charlotte, Wednesday. Left: Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore (3) throws a pass during a summer training practice session. Associated Press

Rookie Burnett could be Packers’ Plan B GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers rookie safety Morgan Burnett hasn’t looked out of place running plays with the team’s No. 1 defense in recent workouts. And if incumbent starter Atari Bigby sits out next week’s mandatory minicamp because of a contract impasse, Burnett will get an even bigger chance to impress everyone. Bigby is a restricted free agent, and there are no indications that he has signed a tender offer from the team. Packers coach Mike McCarthy says there is “nothing new to report” on his contract situation. It’s an opportunity for Burnett, a third-round pick out of Georgia Tech whose instincts and ability have caught McCarthy’s eye. Burnett says there’s “a lot” to take in, but he feels he has made significant progress.

Hard to predict how young Panthers will fare By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers spent the past month focusing on their quarterbacks and passing game, mourned Thomas Davis’ untimely knee injury and spoke with guarded confidence about the upcoming season. With so many unknowns and a roster full of new faces, there was really no other way for the players

and coaches to think as they wrapped up a month of voluntary workouts on Wednesday and began a six-week break before the start of training camp. “We’ve got a lot of work to do, there is no doubt,” coach John Fox said. Added quarterback Matt Moore, the front-runner for starting job despite just eight career starts: “Like everyone has been saying, we’re a young team. But we’re going to try to use that to

Local Sports BASEBALL Coastal Plain League 7 p.m. Asheboro Copperheads at Forest City Owls

On TV 7 a.m. (ESPN) World Cup Soccer Group Stage: Argentina vs. Korea Republic. 9:30 a.m. (ESPN) World Cup Soccer Group Stage: Greece vs. Nigeria. 1 p.m. (ESPN) Golf U.S. Open Championship, First Round. 2 p.m. (ESPN2) World Cup Soccer Group Stage: France vs. Mexico. 3 p.m. (WYFF) Golf U.S. Open Championship, First Round. 5 p.m. (ESPN) Golf U.S. Open Championship, First Round. 7 p.m. (WGN-A) MLB Baseball Chicago White Sox at Pittsburgh Pirates. 9 p.m. (WSOC) (WLOS) NBA Basketball Finals, Game 7 — Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers.

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Trying to survive at Pebble Beach By DOUG FERGUSON

T’wolves to host Favors on Thursday MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves hosted several big men for a predraft workout on Wednesday, but the biggest are yet to come. Georgia Tech power forward Derrick Favors is scheduled to workout on Thursday and the Wolves still hope to convince Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins to visit before the June 24 draft.

our advantage.” An offseason that saw numerous veterans released, not re-signed or allowed to leave in free agency claimed another starter last week when Davis tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. It marred the beginning of Carolina’s youth movement, leaving a giant hole at weakside linebacker and raising

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Ryo Ishikawa walks around the seventh green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Wednesday at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — One shot that stands out from the last U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was the 7-iron that Tiger Woods gouged out of the right rough on the par-5 sixth, a blind shot over the hill and onto the green to turn trouble into birdie. He might not get so lucky if it happens this year. That famous meeting of land and sea is a lot more intimate at this U.S. Open. In a subtle change that could put even Please see Golf, Page 9

Celtics, Lakers shrug weight of history LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even when Lamar Odom was a kid with limitless imagination growing up on New York’s playground courts, he thinks he might have dismissed Thursday’s season finale as a bit too extravagant. When the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA finals, Odom realizes it’s a fantasy come true for any basketball player with the audacity to dream this big. “It’s historic, especially when you talk about these teams and what they stand for, the pride,” the Lakers forward said Wednesday. “This is what you envision when you’re a kid in your backyard. Counting down, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...” Another memorable chapter in the NBA’s best rivalry will end with a coronation at Staples Center, where the defending champion Lakers will try to earn their 16th banner while denying Boston its unprecedented 18th title in the clubs’ second finals meeting in three years. For the fifth time in their 12 finals meetings, Boston and Los Angeles need all seven games to decide it. Each previous time it went to Game 7, the Celtics won — but when the current Lakers and Please see NBA, Page 9

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shoots over Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo during the first half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball finals Tuesday, June 15, 2010, in Los Angeles. Associated Press


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Hanson, Glaus lead Scoreboard Braves over Rays, 6-2

ATLANTA (AP)—Tommy Hanson pitched seven scoreless innings, Troy Glaus drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves returned to their winning ways at home with a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. Atlanta has won 10 of its last 11 at Turner Field and is 20-7 overall at home this season. One night after stranding 14 runners in a 10-4 loss to the Rays, the Braves took a 3-0 lead with two outs in the third on Brian McCann’s RBI double and Glaus’ two-run single.

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U.S. national soccer defender Oguchi Onyewu smiles during a news conference in Irene, South Africa Wednesday.

Onyewu: Towering presence for US team

IRENE, South Africa (AP) — As far as the staff at the Irene Country Lodge is concerned the real star of the U.S. soccer team, bunking there during World Cup, isn’t Landon, Clint or Tim. It’s Oguchi Onyewu. “Maybe because my name is not as normal as everybody else’s, or they can identify with my name more so because it’s authentically African,” he said. “People that work at the hotels or whatever seem to smile whenever I walk around. Maybe they’re scared of me. I don’t know. But I know it’s a good feeling.” Well, he does sort of tower over everyone. The 6-foot-4 defender was born in Washington, D.C., to parents who moved to the United States from Nigeria to attend Howard University. His family includes brothers Uche and Nonye, and sisters Chi-Chi and Ogechi. While he feels an affinity with the African nation because of his ancestry, he grew up in suburban Maryland. More than any other longtime regular on the U.S. national team, Onyewu’s World Cup participation was in doubt after he tore the patellar tendon in his left knee during the final World Cup qualifier on Oct. 14. He didn’t make it back onto the field for AC Milan, his Italian club, and he played in only parts of the three warmup matches. Yet, there he was Saturday night against England, outrunning Wayne Rooney and battling Emile Heskey on headers. While the U.S. defense was shaky entering the World Cup, the play of Onyewu and Jay DeMerit was perhaps the biggest reason the United States tied England 1-1, putting the Americans in prime position going into Friday’s match with Slovenia. He had read all the articles questioning his fitness, and found them amusing. “I said it from the beginning, in interviews weeks ago, that I’d be ready,” he said Wednesday. “Everyone is like, ‘Oh, he says he’ll be ready, but that’s just his competitive spirit there talking.’ To finally, in a sense, silence the naysayers, it feels good. It gets them off my back — for at least one game.” While 17 of the 23 American players are with European teams, Onyewu is the only one with a big-name club. He signed last summer with AC Milan, a seven-time European champion. And while he was given prominent playing time during the team’s preseason U.S. tour, he appeared in only one of 10 competitive matches before getting hurt, entering as a 60th-minute substitute in the 1-0 Champions League loss to Zurich on Sept. 30.


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Tuesday’s Games Chicago White Sox 6, Pittsburgh 4 N.Y. Mets 7, Cleveland 6 N.Y. Yankees 8, Philadelphia 3 Detroit 7, Washington 4 Boston 6, Arizona 3 L.A. Dodgers 12, Cincinnati 0 Tampa Bay 10, Atlanta 4 Texas 3, Florida 2 Oakland 9, Chicago Cubs 5 Minnesota 9, Colorado 3 Kansas City 15, Houston 7 St. Louis 4, Seattle 2 Milwaukee 7, L.A. Angels 1 San Diego 8, Toronto 2 Baltimore 4, San Francisco 1 Wednesday’s Games San Francisco 6, Baltimore 3 L.A. Dodgers 6, Cincinnati 2 Toronto 7, San Diego 1 Chicago White Sox 7, Pittsburgh 2 L.A. Angels 5, Milwaukee 1 N.Y. Mets 8, Cleveland 4 Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Yankees 3 Detroit 8, Washington 3 Boston 6, Arizona 2 Atlanta 6, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 6, Florida 3 Oakland at Chicago Cubs, late Colorado at Minnesota, late Houston at Kansas City, late Seattle at St. Louis, late Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Ely 3-3) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-3), 12:35 p.m. Washington (Atilano 5-3) at Detroit (Bonderman 2-4), 1:05 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 12-1) at Minnesota (Liriano 6-3), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Braden 4-6) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 3-5), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Haren 7-4) at Boston (Lackey 7-3), 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 5-5) at Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 0-4), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 4-0) at Cleveland (Westbrook 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 3-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 8-1), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (J.Shields 5-5) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 6-2), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Harrison 1-1) at Florida (Nolasco 5-5), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Myers 4-4) at Kansas City (Lerew 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Friday’s Games L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Texas at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Oakland at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Milwaukee at Colorado, 9:10 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. American League New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore Minnesota Detroit Chicago Kansas City Cleveland Texas Los Angeles Oakland Seattle

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Tuesday’s Games Chicago White Sox 6, Pittsburgh 4 N.Y. Mets 7, Cleveland 6 N.Y. Yankees 8, Philadelphia 3 Detroit 7, Washington 4 Boston 6, Arizona 3 Tampa Bay 10, Atlanta 4 Texas 3, Florida 2 Oakland 9, Chicago Cubs 5 Minnesota 9, Colorado 3 Kansas City 15, Houston 7 St. Louis 4, Seattle 2 Milwaukee 7, L.A. Angels 1 San Diego 8, Toronto 2 Baltimore 4, San Francisco 1 Wednesday’s Games San Francisco 6, Baltimore 3 Toronto 7, San Diego 1 Chicago White Sox 7, Pittsburgh 2 L.A. Angels 5, Milwaukee 1 N.Y. Mets 8, Cleveland 4 Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Yankees 3 Detroit 8, Washington 3 Boston 6, Arizona 2 Atlanta 6, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 6, Florida 3 Oakland at Chicago Cubs, late Colorado at Minnesota, late Houston at Kansas City, late Seattle at St. Louis, late Thursday’s Games Washington (Atilano 5-3) at Detroit (Bonderman 2-4), 1:05 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 12-1) at Minnesota (Liriano 6-3), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Braden 4-6) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 3-5), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Haren 7-4) at Boston (Lackey 7-3), 6:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Peavy 5-5) at Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 0-4), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 4-0) at Cleveland (Westbrook 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 3-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 8-1), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (J.Shields 5-5) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 6-2), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Harrison 1-1) at Florida (Nolasco 5-5), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Myers 4-4) at Kansas City (Lerew 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Friday’s Games L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Texas at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Oakland at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA FINALS Boston 3, L.A. Lakers 3 Thursday, June 3: L.A. Lakers 102, Boston 89 Sunday, June 6: Boston 103, L.A. Lakers 94 Tuesday, June 8: L.A. Lakers 91, Boston 84 Thursday, June 10: Boston 96, L.A. Lakers 89 Sunday, June 13: Boston 92, L.A. Lakers 86 Tuesday, June 15: L.A. Lakers 89, Boston 67 Thursday, June 17: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m.

RACING 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and standings Feb. 6 — x-Budweiser Shootout (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 1 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 2 (Kasey Kahne) Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American, Las Vegas (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Jimmie Johnson) March 28 — Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. (Denny Hamlin) April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600, Avondale, Ariz. (Ryan Newman) April 18 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Denny Hamlin) April 25 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. (Kevin Harvick) May 1 — Heath Calhoun 400, Richmond, Va. (Kyle Busch) May 8 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Denny Hamlin) May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. (Kyle Busch) May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. (Martin Truex Jr.) May 22 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. (Kurt Busch) May 30 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (Kurt Busch) June 6 — Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500, Long Pond, Pa. (Denny Hamlin) June 13 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Denny Hamlin) June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma June 27 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon July 3 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By CocaCola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 10 — 400, Joliet, Ill. July 25 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 1 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 8 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 15 — Carfax 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 21 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol Sep. 5 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton Sep. 11 — Richmond 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 19 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sep. 26 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 3 — Price Chopper 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 10 — Pepsi Max 400, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 16 — NASCAR Banking 500, Concord Oct. 24 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Martinsville Oct. 31 — AMP Energy 500, Talladega, Ala. Nov. 7 — Lone Star 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 14 — Arizona 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 21 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race 2010 Driver Standings 1. Kevin Harvick, 2,169 2. Kyle Busch, 2,147 3. Denny Hamlin, 2,122 4. Kurt Busch, 2,051 5. Matt Kenseth, 2,019 6. Jimmie Johnson, 1,999 7. Jeff Gordon, 1,987 8. Jeff Burton, 1,945 9. Greg Biffle, 1,865 10. Carl Edwards, 1,856 11. Tony Stewart, 1,840 12. Mark Martin, 1,826 13. Clint Bowyer, 1,783 14. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 1,745 15. Ryan Newman, 1,735 16. Martin Truex Jr., 1,733 17. Joey Logano, 1,719 18. Jamie McMurray, 1,672 19. David Reutimann, 1,649 20. Juan Pablo Montoya, 1,637

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Friday, June 11 At Johannesburg South Africa 1, Mexico 1 At Cape Town, South Africa Uruguay 0, France 0 Wednesday, June 16 At Pretoria, South Africa Uruguay 3, South Africa 0 Thursday, June 17 At Polokwane, South Africa Mexico vs. France, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 At Rustenburg, South Africa Mexico vs. Uruguay, 10 a.m. At Bloemfontein, South Africa France vs. South Africa, 10 a.m.

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Saturday, June 12 At Rustenburg, South Africa England 1, United States 1 Sunday, June 13 At Polokwane, South Africa Slovenia 1, Algeria 0 Friday, June 18 At Johannesburg United States vs. Slovenia, 10 a.m. At Cape Town, South Africa England vs. Algeria, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Slovenia vs. England, 10 a.m. At Pretoria, South Africa United States vs. Algeria, 10 a.m. Germany Ghana Serbia Australia

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Sunday, June 13 At Pretoria, South Africa Ghana 1, Serbia 0 At Durban, South Africa Germany 4, Australia 0 Friday, June 18 At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Germany vs. Serbia, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19 At Rustenburg, South Africa Australia vs. Ghana, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23 At Johannesburg Ghana vs. Germany, 2:30 p.m. At Nelspruit, South Africa Australia vs. Serbia, 2:30 p.m. Netherlands Japan Cameroon Denmark

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Monday, June 14 At Johannesburg Netherlands 2, Denmark 0 At Bloemfontein, South Africa Japan 1, Cameroon 0 Saturday, June 19 At Durban, South Africa Netherlands vs. Japan, 7:30 a.m. At Pretoria, South Africa Denmark vs. Cameroon, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24 At Rustenburg, South Africa Denmark vs. Japan, 2:30 p.m. At Cape Town, South Africa Cameroon vs. Netherlands, 2:30 p.m. GROUP F GP W D L GF Italy 1 0 1 0 1 New Zealand 1 0 1 0 1 Paraguay 1 0 1 0 1 Slovakia 1 0 1 0 1

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Monday, June 14 At Cape Town, South Africa Italy 1, Paraguay 1 Tuesday, June 15 At Rustenburg, South Africa New Zealand 1, Slovakia 1 Sunday, June 20 At Bloemfontein, South Africa Paraguay vs. Slovakia, 7:30 a.m. At Nelspruit, South Africa Italy vs. New Zealand, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 24 At Johannesburg Slovakia vs. Italy, 10 a.m. At Polokwane, South Africa Paraguay vs. New Zealand, 10 a.m. Brazil Ivory Coast Portugal North Korea

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South Korea Argentina Nigeria Greece

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Tuesday, June 15 At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Ivory Coast 0, Portugal 0 At Johannesburg Brazil 2, North Korea 1 Sunday, June 20 At Johannesburg Brazil vs. Ivory Coast, 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 21 At Cape Town, South Africa North Korea vs. Portugal, 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 25 At Durban, South Africa Portugal vs. Brazil, 10 a.m. At Nelspruit, South Africa North Korea vs. Ivory Coast, 10 a.m. GROUP H GP W D L GF Chile 1 1 0 0 1 Switzerland 1 1 0 0 1 Honduras 1 0 0 1 0 Spain 1 0 0 1 0

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Monday, June 21 At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Switzerland vs. Chile, 10 a.m. At Johannesburg Spain vs. Honduras, 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 25 At Pretoria, South Africa Chile vs. Spain, 2:30 p.m. At Bloemfontein, South Africa Switzerland vs. Honduras, 2:30 p.m.

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Carolina Panthers’ Steve Smith looks on during a summer training practice session for the NFL football team in Charlotte, Wednesday.

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questions if Davis came back too soon from his first ACL tear in November. But not two hours after the Panthers scattered for their vacation, well-known orthopedic surgeon James Andrews indicated Davis’ second ACL tear in seven months was a “fluke� after speaking at the Charlotte Touchdown Club luncheon. “ACLs, they can do the same maneuver two million times without an injury,� Andrews said. “And all of a sudden the same little maneuver, sometimes not much of anything, they can tear their ACL.� Davis’ agent consulted with the well-known Andrews before deciding to have Panthers team doctor Pat Connor perform the surgery on Saturday. Andrews defended Connor and trainer Ryan Vermillion for Davis’ speedy rehab process and downplayed the significance of him not wearing a brace when he was hurt while backpedaling. “I have all the confidence in the world with how this guy was taken care of,� Andrews said. Without its speedy playmaker, Carolina is contemplating major changes at linebacker. Two-time Pro Bowl selection Jon Beason could move to Davis’ old spot, with inexperienced Dan Connor taking over in the middle. The Panthers could also keep Beason in the middle and insert recent acquisition Jamar Williams outside. That decision may be overshadowed when training camp begins, however, because of the uncertainty and intrigue at quarterback. Moore was named the starter after Jake Delhomme was jettisoned after a miserable 2009 season. But the dynamic changed when Jimmy Clausen of Notre Dame dropped into Carolina’s lap with the 48th pick

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Celtics take the court for the NBA finals’ first Game 7 since 2005 and just its second in the past 16 years, most will try awfully hard not to think about the history and pressure heaped on their shoulders. It’s fine for kids and historians to savor this scenario, but Kobe Bryant knows it’s not a good idea for players to get caught up in it. “It’s got nothing to do with me,� said Bryant, the series’ leading scorer with 29.5 points per game. “(When) I look back, years from now, or even when I was a kid, (if) you’d talk about being in this situation, I’d be really excited. But when I’m in the moment right now, I’ve got to play. I’ve got to focus on that. I can’t focus on the

after his stunning fall in the draft. While Moore looked shaky at times during the workouts, he’s not willing to give up his promotion to a rookie. “I’m going to try to be in the best shape I’ve ever been in and come in mentally ready to go,� Moore said. Moore praised Fox’s decision to focus exclusively on passing early on in the voluntary workouts. It was understandable, since while DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart each rushed for over 1,100 yards last season, the Panthers ranked 27th in passing as they slipped from NFC South champions to 8-8. “We were lacking in the passing game area,� Fox said. “Some of that is communication, some of it is skill set, some of it is just timing among players. Those are things you work on in the offseason to try to improve on.� While Moore and Clausen showed their inexperience at times, rookie receivers Brandon LaFell and Armanti Edwards had impressive stretches and could challenge for the No. 2 receiver job left vacant after Muhsin Muhammad wasn’t re-signed and retired last week. “The passing camp the first three days were big,� Moore said. “I know everybody in the passing game, the receivers, running backs, everybody, loved it. We’ve been motoring around and playing fast.� The Panthers still must break in a new fullback and right guard. The defense must make up for Julius Peppers’ departure in free agency. Both starting defensive tackles, strong safety and strongside linebacker from last season are gone, too. “There is no question we are younger, but with that comes a lot of energy,� Fox said. Fox takes over this remade roster while entering the last year of his contract. Just a little more intrigue to spice up what figures to be an interesting training camp. Players report to Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., on July 28.

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Switzerland pulled off a shocking upset at the World Cup on Wednesday, beating European champion Spain 1-0 on Gelson Fernandes’ second-half goal. Fernandes clipped the ball into the net in the 52nd minute, ending Spain’s run of 12 straight wins and handing the Spanish team its second loss in 50 games. Spain’s only other loss during the stretch was to the United States, at the Confederations Cup in South Africa last year. Spain outshot the Swiss 24-8 and held the ball 63 percent of the time, but could find no way through Switzerland’s determined defense. It was Switzerland’s first win over Spain. Eren Derdiyok created Switzerland’s goal by surging through the center of Spain’s defense and rounding Iker Casillas on one of Switzerland’s rare attacks. Gerard Pique’s desperate tackle stopped Derdiyok, but Fernandes was on hand to pounce on the loose ball and score. At the final whistle, Fernandes fell to his knees and raised both arms to the sky. The entire team then went to the small section of Swiss fans in the Moses Mabhida Stadium and saluted them as they cheered and rang alpine cow bells.

Chile 1, Honduras 0 NELSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) — Jean Beausejour scored the only goal and Chile beat Honduras 1-0 for its first World Cup victory in exactly 48 years. In a free-flowing match, Chile won the opening game of Group H after Beausejour tapped in a cross from Mauricio Isla in the 34th minute. Chile came close to doubling its lead on several occasions. In the 62nd minute, Alexis Sanchez sent a clear-cut chance wide after he was put in free by ever-dangerous playmaker Jorge Valdivia. In the 64th minute, defender Waldo Ponce saw his close-range header saved brilliantly by goalkeeper Noel Valladares. Chile’s last victory during the finals was on June 16, 1962, when it came in third as host of the World Cup by

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more fear into Pebble Beach, the USGA opted to eliminate the rough on six holes along the Pacific coastline, allowing errant shots to go over the cliff and into the biggest water hazard in golf. “If the wind is into us on those holes, you’re going to see a lot of fun and games,� Ernie Els said. “I actually hit one onto the beach the other day on the 10th hole. If you just leak it there, there’s no way. The cliff comes into the fairway a little bit and from the tee, you might think you hype about it.� can fly it over that side. But you can’t. Although Boston has the rivalry’s Or at least I can’t.� Game 7 history on its side, the Celtics Els didn’t go down to the beach to have plenty stacked against them play his next shot. It was a practice after an embarrassing 89-67 loss in round. Besides, “I don’t know if I Game 6 Tuesday night. Most glarwould have come back up.� ingly, Boston won’t have starting cenPadraig Harrington knows where ter Kendrick Perkins, who sprained not to hit his tee shot on the sixth multiple ligaments in his right knee hole. He pushed it a little bit to in the first quarter. the right during the Pebble Beach The Celtics’ starting five has never National Pro-Am in February and lost a playoff series, but that five watched it tumble over the bluffs and must change for Game 7. Although onto the rocks at Stillwater Cove. Perkins is a role player next to “I’m not sure if it’s playable to the Boston’s Big Three and point guard right,� he said. Rajon Rondo, the Celtics must hope That’s just one more element veteran Rasheed Wallace and young- for Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lee ster Glen Davis can make up for Westwood and the rest of the 156Perkins’ inside defense and rebound- man field to contend with when the ing. 110th U.S. Open gets under way on No visiting team has won an NBA Thursday. championship in Game 7 since the Pebble Beach already is a severe Washington Bullets did it in 1978. test with its tiny greens, already so


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beating Yugoslavia. This is Chile’s first World Cup since 1998, when three draws sent it into the second round.

Uruguay 3, South Africa 0 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Diego Forlan scored two goals, helping Uruguay to a 3-0 victory that pushed South Africa closer to being the first host nation to go out in the opening round of a World Cup. Forlan scored on a deflected 25-yard shot in the 24th minute and converted a penalty kick in the 80th to give Uruguay its first World Cup victory since a group game at the 1990 competition. Alvaro Pereira added the third score in injury time. Uruguay has four points from two games in Group A, while South Africa has one and needs to beat France on Tuesday to have any chance to stay in the competition. South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was sent off for giving away the penalty.

firm that the USGA put water on them before the final practice round Wednesday to keep them from dying by the weekend. The forecast is for cool temperatures and no rain all week, although there is no predicting whether a marine layer will keep the sun off the Monterey Peninsula. “Fog will be the players’ friend,� said Roger Maltbie, a Pebble regular who now works for NBC Sports. “If we get sunny conditions with a bit of breeze, this will be a great championship. And I’d be very surprised if anyone breaks par.� Only one player broke par the last time — Woods with an unfathomable 12-under 272 to win by 15 shots. Woods played only the back nine Wednesday, finishing with a tee shot into the bunker on the 18th, blasting out to the fairway, then ripping a 2-iron onto the green. Asked what club he used, Woods laughed and said, “None of your business.� That was a reference to his terse reply when someone asked about the state of his marriage in his press conference Tuesday. With so much chaos in his personal life, Woods has enough to get his attention at Pebble Beach. Pebble is as beautiful as ever this week. It figures to be as brutal a test at the U.S. Open. “It’s a course where you need to bring your complete game,� Geoff Ogilvy said. “Of all the venues, when Pebble is set up like this, it’s the one that separates a guy who is on top of his game.�

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New 7/11

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Winston-Salem 90/68 Greensboro 91/69

Asheville 87/62

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Kinston 92/72 Wilmington 88/74

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Nation Today Pot found in 13 suitcases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have arrested a California woman they say flew to Ohio on a private jet with 506 pounds of marijuana in 13 suitcases. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Anthony Marotta says 28-year-old Lisette Lee and three others were arrested at the airport in Columbus on Monday night. They had arrived on a plane chartered from Van Nuys, Calif. Lee told authorities that her companions were her secretary and two bodyguards. Marotta says those three have been released pending possible indictments. Lee has been charged with conspiracy and possession of drugs with the intent to distribute.

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NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A new police dog has learned an old trick — tracking down a parole violator outside New York City on its first day on the job. Bloodhound Tank Tebow (TEE’boh) is handled by Officer Curtis Hahne (hayn) in Newburgh, 60

miles north of New York. Tank was donated to police Monday and began his career with the officer Tuesday. Two hours later police were dispatched to an apartment complex on a tip the parole violator was there. But by the time police arrived the man had disappeared. Police say Tank followed the man’s scent into a commercial area, through woods, across streets and into another apartment complex several blocks away. They say the man surrendered without incident. Tank is certified by the National Police Bloodhound Association. He’ll also be used to find missing people.

Norfolk Southern to pay LIBERTY, S.C. (AP) — Norfolk Southern railroad will pay South Carolina residents who were forced from their homes after a train derailed last week. The Greenville News reported that Norfolk Southern also will pay for the environmental cleanup and repairs to a road because of heavy equipment traffic, as well as the costs of emergency responders.

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Massachusetts Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating, left, speaks to reporters as Head of the Homicide Division Robert Nelson, right, looks on during a news conference at the DA’s office, in Canton, Mass., Wednesday held to announce that biology professor Amy Bishop has been indicted in the 1986 shooting death of her brother.

Professor indicted for slaying of her brother CANTON, Mass. (AP) — A biology professor charged with killing three of her colleagues at an Alabama university has been indicted in the 1986 shooting death of her brother in Massachusetts, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Authorities had originally ruled that the shooting of Amy Bishop’s brother was an accident, but they reopened the case after Bishop was charged in February with gunning down six of her colleagues at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, killing three. Bishop, 45, is charged with firstdegree murder in the death of her 18-year-old brother, Seth, Norfolk District Attorney William Keating said. Keating said he did not understand why charges were never brought against Bishop. “I can’t give you any explanations, I can’t give you excuses, because there are none,” he said. “Jobs weren’t done, responsibilities weren’t met and justice wasn’t served.” Bishop had told police who investigated her brother’s death that she accidentally shot him while trying to unload her father’s 12-gauge shotgun in the family’s Braintree home. Her mother, Judith, the only witness to the shooting, confirmed her daughter’s account to police.

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Keating ordered an inquest, which was held in April. Nineteen witnesses, including Bishop’s parents, testified before Quincy District Court Judge Mark Coven during the closeddoor inquest. A grand jury heard evidence this month.

Lawmaker calls for probe of S.C. candidate’s finances COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state police should investigate how the unemployed winner of the state’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary paid his filing fee of more than $10,000, after claiming indigency and being appointed a public defender to represent him in a court case, a state lawmaker says. “There are several questions regarding the filing fee paid for by Mr. Alvin Greene,” Republican Rep. Chip Limehouse wrote in a letter dated Tuesday to State Law Enforcement Division Chief Reggie Lloyd. Greene, a 32-year-old political unknown, stunned the party establishment when he defeated former state lawmaker Vic Rawl in the June 8 primary to see who would face GOP U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, the heavy favorite in the fall. Greene, who had raised no money and had no ads or website, won with 59 percent of the vote to Rawl’s 41 percent. Greene was arrested in November


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But after Bishop was charged in the Alabama shootings, authorities began reinvestigating Seth Bishop’s death. U.S. Rep. William Delahunt, who was then the Norfolk County district attorney, said that Braintree police never told anyone in his office that after Bishop shot her brother, she tried to commandeer a getaway car at gunpoint at a local car dealership, then refused to drop her gun until officers ordered her to do so repeatedly. Those events were described in Braintree police reports but not in a report written by a state police detective assigned to the district attorney’s office. Investigators looking at an old crime scene photo from her brother’s shooting discovered a newspaper article about the 1986 killings of actor Patrick Duffy’s parents. The clipping, which was in Bishop’s bedroom, described how a teenager shot the “Dallas” star’s parents with a 12-gauge shotgun and stole a getaway car from an auto dealership.

According to recent research, patient “non-adherence” is quite pervasive. When researchers looked at a patient population of 75,000 over the course of one year, they found that 22% of their prescriptions were never filled. The rate of non-adherence was even higher (28%) when researchers took first-time prescriptions solely into account. To add to concerns over the problem, failure to fill prescriptions was found to be common even among patients with chronic conditions that seriously threaten health. For instance, between 28% and 31% of new prescriptions for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol were left unfilled. While the reasons behind nonadherence remain unclear, researchers suspect cost and lack of obvious symptoms may lead patients to dismiss their medication needs. Today’s column is brought to you by SMITH’S DRUGS OF FOREST CITY located at 139 E. Main Street, (828) 245-4591. Along with your doctor, we can help you manage your medications. Trust us for your custom prescription compounding and medicine flavoring. It’s always easy to pick up your prescription with our drive-thru service. We are locally owned and operated, serving our community since 1939. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible products, services and value. HINT: Patients are urged to discuss their options with the pharmacist if cost is a barrier to taking their prescription medications.

and charged with showing obscene Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student, then talking about going to her room at a university dorm. But Greene, who filed court paperwork stating his only income amounted to about $1,160 a month, said he couldn’t afford an attorney and was appointed one by the court. Greene did not indicate where that income came from. In his letter, Limehouse says Greene may owe the government money if it’s proven he didn’t need a publicly paid lawyer. “Mr. Greene could owe the taxpayers for these services if it is found that he is in fact not indigent,” Limehouse wrote. SLED spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said the agency was reviewing the request. Greene has said he saved up for two years to pay the $10,440 candidate fee.

We would like to sincerely say Thanks to each and everyone who sent cards, flowers, food, stopped by or even just said a prayer for our family during our time of loss. It really meant a lot to us. Just continue to keep us in your prayers as the healing process begins. We know Kelly is in a much better place now. Again, Thanks For Everything!

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NASDAQ 2,305.93

IN THE NEWS? 11,000 LET’S TALK. Dow Jones industrials Close: 10,409.46 Change: 4.69 (flat)



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11,258.01 4,812.87 408.57 7,743.74 1,994.20 2,535.28 1,219.80 852.90 12,847.91 745.95

David J. Smith, AAMS®

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Financial Advisors 612 Oak Street 10,800 Forest City, NC 828-245-1158




11,200 Frank & Tracy Faucette

Financial Advisor 117 Laurel Drive Rutherfordton, NC 828-286-1191

Financial Advisor 612 Oak Street Forest City, NC 828-245-1158

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BP’s spill offer helps to lift stocks off lows

A sold sign is posted outside a new home under construction in Cincinnati in this photo made June 2. Home construction plunged last month to the lowest level since December as builders scaled back without a federal tax credit to lure buyers. Building permits also fell, a sign the construction industry won’t fuel the economic recovery. Associated Press

Home construction takes a dive WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders are sending a message: They won’t be able to contribute much to the economic recovery now that government home-buying incentives have vanished. Home construction and applications for building permits sank in May, overshadowing favorable reports on manufacturing and wholesale inflation. Fewer homes means fewer jobs. Construction fuels a broad swath of industries across the economy. Yet double-digit unemployment is among the main reasons people have passed on buying new homes. Even with near-recordlow mortgage rates and a glut of foreclosed properties on the market, the industry is struggling. “The economy is growing and the housing market is still in recession,” said Eugenio Aleman, senior economist with Wells Fargo Securities. “It’s not going to contribute to growth, but it is not going to pull the economy back down.” Overall, new home and apartment construction fell 10 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. April’s figure was revised downward to 659,000. Applications for new building permits — a sign of future activity — sank 5.9 percent to an annual rate of 574,000. That was the lowest level in a year. Builders are scaling back now that tax credits of up to $8,000 have expired. The biggest evidence of that trend: the number of new single-family homes tumbled 17 percent, the largest monthly drop since January

1991. Robert Dye, senior economist with PNC Financial Services Group, said housing is likely to remain a drag on the economy through the fall. Builders aren’t likely to ramp up until the end of the year. “What we’re looking for is to see evidence that the economy is gaining momentum as the government disengages,” Dye said. “We’re not there yet.” The poor report on housing came despite more promising reports on the economy. Inflation at the wholesale level remains tame and industrial production rose for the third straight month. Output at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities climbed 1.2 percent in May, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. Factory production rose 0.9 percent. Utility production jumped 4.8 percent, thanks to warm weather that prompted people to crank up their air conditioners. Mining was the only component that lagged. Wholesale prices actually fell for a second straight month in May. But the 0.3 percent dip was pulled down by a 7 percent drop in gasoline prices and a 7.4 percent fall in home heating oil prices. Core inflation, which excludes energy and food, rose 0.2 percent in May and is up just 1.3 percent over the past 12 months. Falling energy costs are expected to keep inflation low in June. Gasoline costs are down significantly from a month ago. The nationwide average for regular gasoline is $2.70 currently, down from $2.87 a month ago, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge

Report. Food costs dropped 0.6 percent, the biggest decline since July. The decreases were led by an 18 percent drop in the cost of fresh vegetables. But vegetable prices had been driven higher because of freezes earlier in the year in Florida. The continued absence of inflationary pressures means that the Federal Reserve, which meets next week, can keep interest rates low to provide support for the economic recovery. Wall Street appeared to show little concern with the housing figures. The Dow Jones industrial average fell six points in midday trading. The rate of home building is still up about 41 percent from the bottom in April 2009. But it’s down 70 percent from the decade’s peak in January 2006. In a typical economic recovery, the construction sector provides much of the fuel. But that hasn’t happened this time. Developers are trying to sell a glut of homes built during the boom years. And they must compete against foreclosed homes selling at deep discounts. As a result, new home sales made up about 7 percent of the housing market last year, down from about 15 percent before the bust. Each new home built creates the equivalent of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in taxes paid to local and federal authorities, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The impact is felt across multiple industries, from makers of faucets and dishwashers to lumber yards, but it has weakened in recent years.

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NEW YORK (AP) — BP’s agreement to put $20 billion into a fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lifted the stock market off its lows and sent the major indexes to a narrowly mixed finish. The oil company also said Wednesday it has canceled a dividend payment totaling about $2.6 billion that was scheduled for June 21. It also won’t declare a dividend for the second and third quarters. Investors saw the news as an end to the uncertainty about BP’s stability, and that helped steady the overall market. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 4 points, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell less than a point and the Nasdaq composite index was virtually unchanged. BP’s plans to place $20 billion in a fund to compenste victims were announced after a meeting between BP executives and President Barack Obama at the White House. Traders had been questioning how BP will handle the mounting costs of the spill, which began April 20 when a rig operated by BP exploded. The market began the day by falling on news that home construction and applications for building permits slumped in May following the end of a homebuyer tax credit. Meanwhile, FedEx Corp. released a disappointing profit forecast for the fiscal year that began June 1, and that raised more questions about the economic recovery. The package delivery company is seen as a barometer of the economy because shipping demand tends to increase as business conditions improve. The stock fell almost 6 percent. The Commerce Department’s report on housing raised concerns that weaker demand for homes will hurt an economic rebound. Construction of homes and apartments fell 10 percent from a month earlier to an annual rate of 593,000, well below the 650,000 economists had forecast. A 17 percent drop in construction of single-family homes was the largest since January 1991. Wednesday’s trading reflected the juggling act investors have been doing for months. While many of the economic signs in the U.S. show the recovery is proceeding, news like the home construction figures and the FedEx forecast have created doubt about the strength of the rebound. Events like the oil spill, which raises the prospect of a weakened oil giant as well as severe economic fallout from the disaster, have also unnerved traders. And economic problems remain in several European countries. The Dow rose 4.69, or 0.05 percent, to 10,409.46, its fourth advance in five days. During morning trading, the Dow was down as much as 72. The S&P 500 fell 0.62, or 0.06 percent, to 1,114.61, and the Nasdaq crept up 0.05 to 2,305.93. Losing stocks were ahead of advancers by 3 to 2 on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.17 billion shares. Bond prices edged higher, pushing down interest rates. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note slipped to 3.27 percent from 3.31 percent late Tuesday. The Dow is still down more than 7 percent from the 2010 high of 11,205.03 it reached April 26. Crude oil rose 72 cents to $77.66 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Gold climbed.

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Jobless aid bill hits the deficit wall in Senate

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, right, gestures during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday to discuss a TARP fraud case. From left are, Lorin Reisner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Deputy Director of Enforcement, FBI Washington Field Office Director in Charge Shawn Henry, and Breuer.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s renewed call for more stimulus spending as insurance against a double-dip recession hit a roadblock in the Senate on Wednesday, the victim of election-year anxiety over huge federal deficits. A dozen Democrats joined Republicans on a key 52-45 test vote rejecting an Obama-endorsed, $140 billion package of unemployment benefits, aid to states, business and family tax breaks and Medicare payments for doctors because it would Associated Press swell the federal debt by $80 billion. The swing toward frugality runs counter to the advice of economists who support the bill’s funding for additional jobless benefits and help to states to avoid layoffs of public service jobs. They fear that the economy could slip back into recession just as it’s emerging from the biggest economic downturn WASHINGTON (AP) — A fed- became evident we were seeing billion in fabricated or bad mort- since the Great Depression. eral grand jury has indicted the something that went beyond the gage loans and securities. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned head of what was once among central fraud” related to bailColonial Bank’s failure was last week that while lawmakers need to come up the largest privately held mortout money, Barofsky said in an the biggest of 2009, and the with a plan for tackling the nation’s long-term defigage lending companies for interview. He said his office told sixth-largest in U.S. history. It cit crisis, the U.S. recovery is still fragile. It’s too allegedly scheming to steal more Treasury not to release the $553 is expected to cost the governearly for large, immediate spending cuts, Bernanke than half a billion dollars from million it planned to send to a ment-backed fund that insures said. the $700 billion financial bailbank affiliated with TBW. bank deposits $3.8 billion. “We’ve got to do more to build on the existing out. Farkas was arrested Tuesday Regarding the attempt to jobs momentum and that’s what these targeted The indictment in Virginia night while working out in a access bailout funds, the indict- measures are about,” said White House economist says that Lee Bentley Farkas and gym that he owns in Ocala, Fla., ment alleges that Farkas Jared Bernstein. co-conspirators carried out the said Shawn Henry, head of the and co-conspirators caused The Senate earlier passed another version with alleged plot at their company, FBI’s Washington, D.C., field ColonialBancGroup to submit even bigger deficits. But that was before tea partyTaylor, Bean & Whitaker Corp. office. false information to the Federal backed candidates running on anti-deficit, anti-big of Ocala, Fla., where Farkas was Besides conspiracy, Farkas is Deposit Insurance Corp. and government platforms began knocking off more chief executive. charged with bank fraud, wire to the SEC when applying for established politicians in spring primaries. The attempt to get bailout fraud and securities fraud. Treasury funds. Despite the loss, Democratic leaders predicted money was just one part of a TBW, which originated and Farkas was responsible for a serenely that a scaled-back version of the measure scheme that was “truly stunning purchased billions of dollars in bogus equity investment that — extending unemployment benefits for the longin its scale and complexity” and new residential loans annually, caused Colonial Bank to misterm jobless and providing $24 billion in aid to the that resulted in losses of more began to experience cash flow represent that it had satisfied a states — could pass, possibly as early as later this than $1.9 billion, Lanny Breuer, problems in 2002. requirement to qualify for bailweek, after relatively minor revisions. the Justice Department’s assisIn an effort to cover the shortout money, the SEC said. “We need to change a few things,” said Majority tant attorney general for the falls, the company devised a When the bank announced Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. criminal division, told a news scheme to misappropriate funds it had received preliminary Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, conference Wednesday. from Colonial Bank and from approval for bailout funds, its D-Mont., immediately opened negotiations with a Ocala Funding LLC, controlled stock price jumped 54 percent in handful of GOP targets on a new, slimmer version. The co-conspirators even gave by TBW and financed by large two hours of trading, according But Republicans cautioned that the margin of a name to their alleged effort banks, according to the indictto the SEC. Wednesday’s vote was a bad sign for a bill that, to defraud the Treasury: they ment. Colonial’s parent company, even after revisions, would still likely add more called it Project Squirrel, said ColonialBancGroup headquarBarofsky said his office is than $50 billion to deficits over the next decade. Neil MacBride, the U.S. attortered in Montgomery, Ala., filed investigating “scores” of cases Democrats would need 60 votes, 15 more than ney for the eastern district of for bankruptcy last August. involving attempts to defraud they got Wednesday, to prevent Republicans from Virginia. The conspirators referred to the bailout fund. Some are of a blocking the bill. Neil Barofsky, special inspecthe solution to covering the scale comparable to the TBW “All I can tell you is that consensus about bortor general for the bailout fund, shortfalls as “Plan B,” according case, he said. rowing, debt, spending is growing stronger in our said his office’s investigators to the indictment. Mortgage finance company caucus and I think it is in the Democrats’ as well,” uncovered the alleged conspiracy In separate civil charges, Freddie Mac said last year it said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. before the theft could occur. the Securities and Exchange could lose $500 million or more Obama renewed his push for the measure last Once his office started examCommission said Farkas sold as a result of the TBW bankweekend, warning that “hundreds of thousands” of ining the company, “it quickly Colonial Bank more than $1.5 ruptcy. state and local government jobs could be lost without $24 billion in Medicaid money to help states balance their budgets and $23 billion more to prevent layoffs at local school districts around the The Girl at country. McCurry Deck invites Democratic aides requiring anonymity to speak frankly about the private negotiations said lawall of her customers makers were working on a new bill that would roll from Mountain/ back last year’s $25-a-week increase in unemployment checks and give doctors just a seven-month Sparkies Chrysler reprieve from scheduled cuts in their Medicare Jeep Dodge payments instead of relief through 2011. Also under discussion was paring back a new tax to come see her when on investment fund managers, replacing the lost Dr. Burley and Family purchasing your new receipts with still more revenue from an increase in the per-barrel tax paid into the oil spill liability Jennine Watts or used vehicle. trust fund. Now limited to 8 cents a barrel, the tax could rise to as high as 49 cents a barrel. But top Democrats were standing strongly behind $24 billion in help to state governments for the Medicaid health program for the poor and disabled.

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Poll gives Dems bit of good news

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s encouraging news for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall’s elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and slightly more people saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll. The reeling economy remains people’s top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties’ hopes in November. The good news for Democrats: By a margin of 47 percent to 42 percent, people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy, and 64 percent — slightly more than in April — say their household budgets are in good shape. In addition, people want Democrats to win control of Congress by a 46 percent to 39 percent margin. That is the second straight month in which Democrats have held a delicate advantage on that question since April, when 44 percent preferred Republicans and 41 percent picked Democrats. “When Clinton was in office, we were doing exceptionally well. Then Republicans got in office and we are where we are,� said Daniel Lowery, 23, a warehouse worker from Fostoria, Ohio. Even so, there’s plenty in the poll to encourage Republicans, and nothing that contradicts many analysts’ views that the GOP has a solid shot of capturing majorities of one or both chambers of Congress. The public’s anti-Washington mood remains robust, with 55 percent saying they want a new member of Congress — bad news for Democrats with more incumbents to defend. While Republicans strongly prefer a fresh face, Democrats are divided about evenly over whether they want to re-elect their current representatives and 6 in 10 independents want someone new — all ominous signs for congressional Democrats. In addition, a low 24 percent approve of how Congress is doing its job, a hefty 72 percent still say the nation’s economy is in poor condition, and 77 percent consider huge federal budget deficits a top concern. People also remain upset about the anemic job market and the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. President Barack Obama gets mediocre marks for handling the economy, unemployment, the deficit and the oil spill, numbers that over time could rub off on congressional Democrats. Other questions in the poll point to Democratic advantages. Congressional Democrats get a thumbs-up from 38 percent, modestly more than the 32 percent who approve of how Capitol Hill Republicans are doing their jobs. When it comes to performance on major issues, Democrats have taken a solid advantage over Republicans on handling health care and have narrowed the GOP edge on defense and immigration.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A schism deepened Wednesday between U.S. war leaders and Congress as lawmakers — crucial Democrats among them — challenged Pentagon assertions that progress is picking up in Afghanistan. “I wouldn’t call it eroding,� Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan said of oncesolid Democratic support for President Barack Obama’s war strategy. “But there’s a lot of fair concern.� Congressional hearings stepped up pressure on the Pentagon, with Defense Secretary Robert Gates complaining about negative perceptions taking root in Washington about the war. Another top military official acknowledged feeling “angst� about the conflict. But military leaders said the U.S. effort is advancing. “I think that we are regaining the initiative,� Gates told a skeptical Senate panel. “I think that we are making headway.� The debate comes six months after Obama ordered 30,000 more Americans to the fight with the promise that troop withdrawals would begin in July 2011. That promise helped to placate Democrats who did not

want an enduring troop commitment in Afghanistan. But with the intervening months proving to be a long and deadly slog, and November elections approaching, it’s becoming questionable whether Democratic backing can hold. And lawmakers were reminded Wednesday that there is no deadline for completing a troop pullout, and that the pace of withdrawal will depend on circumstances at the time. Nowhere were congressional concerns more evident than in Wednesday’s hearing by the Senate Appropriations Committee with Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said she was frustrated by the number of deaths among the Army Stryker units from her home state, while Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., asked whether it was even possible for the Afghan government to gain control of the country’s disparate tribes. “We’ve committed so many lives, so much money, here, and we’ve neglected so many things inside the borders of the United States,� said Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy.

Gates and Mullen sought to assure the lawmakers that the fight was worth it. “We all have angst about this,� Mullen said, but “we’ve put the resources in.� In a separate Senate hearing, Gen. David Petraeus, who oversees the war as head of U.S. Central Command, compared the conflict to a roller coaster ride with ups and downs similar to what was seen in Iraq. “This is a tough, tough business,� he said. “ And those who are living it have to keep their eye on the horizon to ensure the trajectory is generally upward.� Military officials say most of the extra troops have arrived but it will take several more months before marked progress can be shown. Even with reinforcements, the challenges are numerous. Crucial campaigns in the Afghan towns of Marjah and Kandahar are moving slower than expected; NATO remains short on personnel to train the Afghan security force; the Afghan government remains rife with corruption; and a recent spate of Taliban attacks has put June on track to become the deadliest month in the war.

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Wife is drinking with ‘the boys’ Dear Abby: My wife and I disagreed with your advice to the woman whose husband was upset about his wife going out for drinks with her male co-workers. (“Pulled in Two in Pennsylvania,” April 2). We have been happily married for many years, and neither she nor I feel comfortable with a female employee going for drinks with mostly males. Drinking can lower inhibitions. Many office affairs begin in similar situations. In addition, no one should be driving home after two or more drinks. Office parties or gettogethers should not be held at bars. Employers can be held responsible for a multitude of things that can happen after these socials. That woman’s husband may be too protective or controlling, but he is not out of line to be upset about the situation. — Bob Dear Bob: Thank you for your comments. I told “Pulled in Two” that her husband appears to be insecure and can change only if he’s willing to own up to it. However, many readers felt differently — distinctly differently. Read on: Dear Abby: As someone with a “jealous” husband, I beg to differ. There is a positive definition of jealousy — rightly guarding what belongs to a person. This man may be guarding the relationship he has with his wife. He may sense some danger

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

from her “friendly” and “happily married” co-workers that she doesn’t see. Although they have been married 16 years, it seems his jealousy arose only after she took this job. I speak from experience as someone who didn’t realize I had boundary issues with men. I am a college graduate and have worked in my profession more than 25 years. I’m not a throwback to the days of male domination. I appreciate my husband’s concern and wisdom. “Pulled” needs to find a way to put her marriage ahead of having fun with her co-workers. Jobs come and go; a great marriage can last a lifetime. — Jo Ann Dear Abby: Every company I have ever worked for invited employee spouses to attend almost all afterwork social events. Only rarely, once or twice a year, may they have had an employee-only function. I suspect “Pulled in Two” enjoys the extra attention she is getting from her male co-workers. Otherwise, I bet she could invite her husband. — Been There

Is surgery right for bunions? Dear Dr. Gott: I have had a bunion on my right foot for a long time. It is very painful. My foot doctor has cut the side of my shoe off so the bunion can extend out. I may have to have surgery, but some of my friends have told me the bunion will probably grow back. Do you know of any ointment that I can put on it? What would you suggest? Dear Reader: Treatment commonly begins with a conservative approach, such as wearing shoe inserts, using appropriate padding, taking over-thecounter pain relievers and wearing better-fitting shoes. As your physician apparently pointed out and took measures to correct, cutting the shoe at the site of the bunion is yet another means of accommodation. When conservative measures fail to be effective, surgery might be appropriate. A podiatrist has several options, depending on the severity. In some instances, a patient will be able to walk as soon as the procedure is completed. In other cases,


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it may take two months or longer. Recurrence occurs post-surgery if a patient continues to wear ill-fitting shoes. Thus, appropriate footwear is vital. I recommend you make another appointment with your podiatrist to determine what might be best for you, based on your age and possible medical conditions. Get all your questions answered before making any decision. If questions still remain, request a referral to another podiatrist for a second opinion. Until a firm decision can be made, consider using bunion pads, icing the area a couple of times each day and using ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

IN THE STARS Your Birthday, June 17;

Multiple involvements in several different types of enterprises are a strong possibility for you in the year ahead. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - When dealing with others, especially if you are acting in a supervisory role, try not to come on too strong. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - In situations where you usually choose your words carefully, your tongue could instead unleash itself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Assertiveness has its place, but not to the point of being overly rude or aggressive. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Let your thinking stand on its own two feet. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - If you have to deal with someone whom you’ve never forgiven for a past matter, be sure not to let the issue ignite itself. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Expecting others to feel the same as you do about something that has you quite enthusiastic is asking far too much. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Challenges could arouse your stronger qualities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - You’re one who rarely takes a chance because you make sure of what’s up before getting into anything. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - There’s a situation that you feel needs to be rectified and mustn’t be allowed to drift any longer. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - No matter how energetic you are or how independent you feel, it behooves you to work cooperatively today. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Your focus, stamina and industriousness are all at high points at this time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - If you don’t have any social plans, make some.

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gulf oil spill

Dredging equipment and cranes, for recently approved berm projects to protect coastal Louisiana from the encroaching Deepwater Horizon oil spill, are seen from the air approximately 15 miles off shore, as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tours the Gulf of Mexico near the Chandeleur Islands, Wednesday. Associated Press

Sea creatures flee oil spill, gather near shore

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Dolphins and sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water just off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small fish congregate by the thousands off an Alabama pier. Birds covered in oil are crawling deep into marshes, never to be seen again. Marine scientists studying the effects of the BP disaster are seeing some strange phenomena. Fish and other wildlife seem to be fleeing the oil out in the Gulf and clustering in cleaner waters along the coast in a trend that some researchers see as a potentially troubling sign. The animals’ presence close to shore means their usual habitat is badly polluted, and the crowding could result in mass die-offs as fish run out of oxygen. Also, the animals could easily get devoured by predators. “A parallel would be: Why are the wildlife running to the edge of a forest on fire? There will be a lot of fish, sharks, turtles trying to get out

of this water they detect is not suitable,” said Larry Crowder, a Duke University marine biologist. The nearly two-month-old oil spill has created an environmental catastrophe unparalleled in U.S. history as tens of millions of gallons of have spewed into the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. Scientists are seeing some unusual things as they try to understand the effects on thousands of species of marine life. Day by day, scientists in boats tally up dead birds, sea turtles and other animals, but the toll is surprisingly small given the size of the disaster. The latest figures show that 783 birds, 353 turtles and 41 mammals have died — numbers that pale in comparison to what happened after the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska in 1989, when 250,000 birds and 2,800 otters are believed to have died. Researchers say there are several reasons for the relatively small death toll: The vast nature of the spill

means scientists are able to locate only a small fraction of the dead animals. Many will never be found after sinking to the bottom of the sea or getting scavenged by other marine life. And large numbers of birds are meeting their deaths deep in the Louisiana marshes where they seek refuge from the onslaught of oil. “That is their understanding of how to protect themselves,” said Doug Zimmer, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For nearly four hours Monday, a three-person crew with Greenpeace cruised past delicate islands and mangrove-dotted inlets in Barataria Bay off southern Louisiana. They saw dolphins by the dozen frolicking in the oily sheen and oil-tinged pelicans feeding their young. But they spotted no dead animals. “I think part of the reason why we’re not seeing more yet is that the impacts of this crisis are really just beginning,” Greenpeace marine biologist John Hocevar said.

The counting of dead wildlife in the Gulf is more than an academic exercise; the deaths will help determine how much BP pays in damages. As for the fish, researchers are still trying to determine where exactly they are migrating to understand the full scope of the disaster, and no scientific consensus has emerged about the trend. Mark Robson, director of the Division of Marine Fisheries Management with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said his agency has to find any scientific evidence that fish are being adversely affected off his state’s waters. He noted that it is common for fish to flee major changes in their environment, however. In some areas along the coast, researchers believe fish are swimming closer to shore because the water is cleaner and more abundant in oxygen. Father out in the Gulf, researchers say, the spill is not only tainting the water with oil but also depleting oxygen levels.

BP decides it will suspend quarterly dividends BY DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer BP will suspend its dividend as part of its commitments to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill. The oil giant will also cut spending and sell some assets after agreeing to pony up an initial $20 billion to a fund for paying damages. BP Chairman CarlHenric Svanberg made the announcement Wednesday after emerging from the White House where he and other BP executives met for four hours with President Barack Obama. BP shares gyrated as the events unfolded. They gained after Obama said it was in

everyone’s best interests that BP remain a viable company but then slipped back somewhat as investors digested the full extent of BP’s commitments. BP canceled its dividend payment — totaling about $2.6 billion — scheduled for June 21 and that it won’t declare a dividend for the second and third quarters. The company will also sharply cut capital spending and increase its planned asset sales to about $10bn over the next twelve months. In creating a victims’ compensation fund, BP will set aside assets from its U.S. operations totaling $20 billion. It will then slowly make cash payments to build the fund, pulling out assets as

it does so. The fund will “satisfy legitimate claims including natural resource damages and state and local response costs,” but not cover fines and penalties — expected to total in the billions — BP said. Obama and key members of Congress in recent weeks have pressed BP to suspend the dividend payment and give assurances that the company will meet its commitments to Gulf coast residents and businesses economically harmed by the spill. The oil company said “current circumstances” dictated a dividend suspension, even though it believes its cash flow is enough to cover both the quarterly payouts and

costs from the spill. BP was expected to pay out about $10.5 billion in dividends this year. It estimated that its cash flow for this year, excluding costs from the Gulf incident, would top $30 billion. Analysts anticipated some action on the dividend and said the agreement between BP and the White House removed a degree of political uncertainty that had been weighing on the stock. Phil Weiss, an analyst with Argus Research, said the only surprise for him was the rescission of the first quarter payout. BP said it will consider resuming dividend payments in 2011 when it issues results for the fourth quarter of this

year and has a better sense of the full impact of the sinking of a rig it operated in the Gulf and the resulting spill. BP also agreed to set up a separate $100 million fund to compensate oil rig workers laid off as a result of Obama’s six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. Chief Executive Tony Hayward, whose Thursday appearance before a congressional committee is expected to be contentious, said in a statement that the agreement “reaffirms out commitment to do the right thing.” BP shares gained 45 cents, or 1.4 percent, to close at $31.85. They traded as high as $33 earlier.




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Having qualified as Collector of Affidavit of the estate of GEORGE TIM WALKER of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said GEORGE TIM WALKER to present them to the undersigned on or before the 27th day of August, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 27th day of May, 2010.

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of BEVERLY JAN ELFERS of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said BEVERLY JAN ELFERS to present them to the undersigned on or before the 10th day of September, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 10th day of June, 2010.

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Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of JAMES WALTER GALLION, SR. of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said JAMES WALTER GALLION, SR. to present them to the undersigned on or before the 27th day of August, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 27th day of May, 2010.

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Having qualified as Executor of the estate of LOIS G. JONAS of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said LOIS G. JONAS to present them to the undersigned on or before the 10th day of September, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 10th day of June, 2010.


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Yard Sales YARD/REMODELING SALE Ellenboro: 726 Terry Rd. Sat. 7A-Noon Furniture, household/kitchen items, boys/girls clothes, Christmas items and more

BEGINNING at a line which would be formed by extending the northwestern boundary of the property located at 200 Woodland Circle and designated as Rutherford County Tax Parcel 1209217, and thence from said line in a southeasterly direction to the terminus of Woodland Circle at or near the northwestern boundary of the property located at 286 Edwards Street and designated as Rutherford County Tax Parcel 1202893. The portion to be closed does not include any part of the paved portion of Woodland Circle leading from the intersection of Woodland Circle and Edwards Street to the line of BEGINNING described above.

TAKE NOTICE THAT: William Richard Boyd, Jr., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and by under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: 1. The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by William Seymour and Kathleen M. Seymour, original mortgagors, and recorded in the Office of the Rutherford County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 962, at Page 594. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: N/A 2. The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 12:00 (Noon) p.m. on the 29th day of June, 2010 at the Rutherford County Courthouse door in the City of Rutherfordton, North Carolina. 3. The real property to be sold is generally described as Lots 2, 3 and 4 Ridge Road (181 Hummingbird Cove) Lake Lure, NC 28746 and described as follows:

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The Town of Rutherfordton, pursuant to the provisions of NCGS 160A299, proposes to permanently close a portion of Woodland Circle.

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BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Rutherfordton does hereby declare its intent to close that portion of Woodland Circle described above. Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Town Council of the Town of Rutherfordton on the 7th day of July, 2010, at 5:30 pm at the Town Hall located at 129 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, at which hearing any person may be heard on the question of whether or not the closing would be detrimental to the public interest or the property rights of any individual. If it appears to the satisfaction of the Council after the hearing that the closing of the portion of Woodland Circle described above is not contrary to the public interest and that no individual owning property in the vicinity of the street or alley or in the subdivision in which it is located would thereby be deprived of reasonable means of ingress and egress to his property, the Council may adopt an order closing the above described portion of Woodland Circle. A copy of a map evidencing the portion of Woodland Circle which the Town intends to close is available for inspection in the office of the Town Clerk. _____________________ Holly Davis, Town Clerk Town of Rutherfordton 129 North Main Street Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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Being all of Lots 2, 3, and 4 and the use of the common area of the Minor Subdivision of William Seymour as shown on plat recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, in Plat Book 26 at Page 340, to which reference is hereby made for a more full and complete description. Any property described in the Deed of Trust which is not being offered for sale is described as follows: Subject to any and all Release Deeds of Record in the Rutherford County, North Carolina Registry. 4. Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. 5. The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to deposit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). 6. All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. 7. The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. 8. The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. 9. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective May 20, 2009. THIS the 26th day of May, 2010. __________________________ William Richard Boyd, Jr. Substitute Trustee 474 Mountain Cove Road Waynesville, North Carolina 28786 Dates: June 17, 2010 and June 24, 2010 DMS:4810-8511-9494v1|32045-32045-0002|5/25/2010

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The anti-terror squad hurtled from a white van on a bustling street as their quarry — three terror suspects — stepped out of a taxi. They shoved one to the ground and when he tried to shake free, shot him in the head. Another died from a bullet to the chest. The third was led away, his hands tied behind his back and his shirt covered in blood, only to turn up dead hours later. That’s not unusual in Indonesia, where U.S.-trained forces at the core of the anti-terror fight have a startling kill-to-capture ratio: One suspect killed for every four arrested. The deaths not only raise human rights concerns, but risk fueling Islamist propaganda and tarnishing what has been a highly praised campaign that has seen hundreds of suspects arrested and convicted. The killings also mean the suspects cannot be questioned and there is no chance to gather intelligence on their networks. Indonesia was thrust into the front lines of the war on terror in

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one of the suspects: Maulana, who was shot in the chest, was accused of involvement in a jihadi training camp in Aceh province and a failed plot on Indonesia’s deputy house speaker, said National Police Chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri. The other two men remain unidentified — and, it now appears, may have been implicated simply because they were riding with Maulana in the taxi. Police claim they were linked to the Aceh cell as well. Dina, a 33-year-old cigarette vendor, said she watched as a police officer pounced on one of the men, who was wearing jeans and a striped T-shirt. When he tried to break free, another officer raised his gun and shot a single bullet into the suspect’s head. He died in front of her, blood gushing from the wound. “It was horrible,” she said. “The sounds coming from his mouth reminded me of a goat being slaughtered.” Anti-terror police grabbed another man and, when he tried to get away, smashed a rock into his face, said

Edi Suyatno, a bus conductor. The officers tied the suspect’s hands behind his back with a black rope and threw him into the van, he and other witnesses told the AP. “He was bleeding heavily ... but he was alive when he left here,” Suyatno said. Police later said that man, too, had been killed by a bullet wound sustained during the raid. The two unidentified men were buried last week in a cemetery that is often used by the government for the homeless and other nameless victims, with simple stones marking their graves. The only people in attendance were a few Muslim activists, who said the men deserved a proper Islamic burial. Maulana’s body was returned to his village. Munarman, a lawyer who often represents militants and is publicly sympathetic to their cause, questioned the police methods, especially when it came to the two unidentified men. He expressed outrage, saying a human rights tribunal should be set up to investigate “extra judicial killings.”

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