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SPINDALE — Five three-star day cares in Rutherford County will soon be taking advantage of the Nutrition and Physical Garrett Byers/Daily Courier Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care. Rutherford County EMS and SDO firefighters and other emergency workers assist Frank Wease as he is removed from his vehicle Tuesday morning on Piney Ridge Road. Wease drove left of center and Rutherford/Polk Smart Start struck a 2004 International Dump Truck owned by the Department of Transportation. has received a state grant to implement the early childhood nutrition program, which was recommended by Michelle Obama’s task force on childhood obesity. By JEAN GORDON The program is an evidenceDaily Courier Staff Writer based intervention developed at Wrecks on U.S. 221 keep officials busy, 6A UNC-Chapel Hill that works to FOREST CITY — A grinding head-on colimprove the nutrition and physilision on Piney Ridge Road about 11:30 a.m. SDO firefighters used the “jaws of life” to cal activity practices and poliTuesday sent one man to Rutherford Hospital cut the doors off the Jeep to free Wease. He cies in child care centers that for multiple cuts to his head and arms. He was pinned in the vehicle for at least 20 min- impact children ages 2 to 5. was still at the hospital late Tuesday. utes. Cathy Brooks, local Smart Benjamin Franklin Wease 60, of Rucker Start program director, told the Road, was traveling east on Piney Ridge Road The dump truck was driven by Drew Mills, board a grant was approved, when he went left of center and struck a 2004 26, and his passenger was Steve Westley, 60, and child-care consultants will International dump truck owned by the N.C. both DOT employees. Neither was hurt. administer the program. The Department of Transportation. Highway Mills told Spence he was trying to get off Patrolman Jason Spence charged Wease with the road to avoid the collision when the truck amount of the grant has not been announced, said Barry driving while impaired, driving left of cenwas hit and knocked off the road and into a Gold, Smart Start executive ter and driving with an expired license. The field. wreck happened near Wease’s transmission Also assisting at the scene were N.C. Crime director for Rutherford/Polk. All day care center staff membusiness on Oak Street Extension. Control and Rutherford County EMS. bers will be required to attend training for the program, which is aimed at helping to fight childhood obesity. Brooks said the training, though time-consuming, “will be well worth it. “And there will be a lot of accountability,” Brooks told the board. NAP SACC focuses on the child-care environment and asks center directors and teachers to identify aspects of the environment they want to improve, including nutrition, equipment, play time and opportunities for physical activity, among others. The program measures success

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RUTHERFORDTON — Smiling from ear to ear, Michael Burnette guided his electric wheelchair across home plate. Michael, a member of the Rowan County team, was among about 50 Challenger athletes who took part in the All-Star Challenger Tournament at Crestview Park on Saturday morning. As Rutherfordton prepared to take the field for the first inning of their game versus Rowan County, Isaac Lail, 6, received a final encouraging word from his dad, Greg Lail. He was in the outfield with Isaac, placing a cold towel around the little boy’s neck. Isaac was already sweating. He and Greg shared a long embrace before play began. Across the field, Rutherfordton team volunteer Jacob Gordon stepped to the plate and knocked a line drive toward his brother, Challenger member Andrew Gordon. Andrew caught Jacob’s fly ball and ran Please see Stars, Page 12A

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FOREST CITY — Two Kings Mountain men are under arrest in connection with thefts from Dollar General and Wal-Mart in Forest City and Bi-Lo in Rutherfordton. William Christopher Schoener, 31, of 134 East End Drive, is charged with two counts of larceny. He was placed in the Rutherford County Jail under a $500 secured bond. Jeremiah Ryan Crump, 20, of Green Meadows Drive, is charged with two counts of aid and abet larceny. He was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. Crump’s address is listed as Christy Lane in the jail log. The charges were filed by the Forest City Police Department, and the men were processed at the Rutherford County Jail shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday.

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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A North Carolina man faces a charge of felony animal cruelty after his wife said he tried to set on fire their pit bull because he was tired of caring for the puppy, according to authorities. Multiple media outlets reported the 9-weekold pit bull named Red was being treated at the Cumberland County Animal Shelter. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said a woman flagged down a deputy Monday morning and said her husband had tried to set the dog on fire after the couple had argued. Tony Brian Knolle, 24, who is charged with felony animal cruelty, was to appear in court Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff’s Detective Jonathan Perkins said it was unclear what was used to set fire to the dog because investigators found no evidence of flammable liquid. Red suffered singed fur, blisters and scrapes, along with gashes along his left hip and leg, authorities said. “It tears me up. I hate to see any animal like this,” Perkins said. Investigators say Knolle’s wife, Miacarla Knolle, told them that her husband tried to set the dog on fire because he was tired of caring for the animal. He said Red would receive medical treatment and would be held in protective custody at the shelter “He’s going to be fed. He’s going to be housed. There’s no chance he’s going to be put down or anything,” Perkins said, holding the trembling dog. Authorities said they will find a family to adopt the dog once it is no longer is considered evidence in the criminal case. Knolle is not subject to tougher penalties for animal cruelty that the Legislature recently passed. Those laws have yet to take effect Dec. 1.

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Jonathon Perkins, Animal Cruelty investigator with the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office, holds onto Red, a pit bull puppy that was burned by it’s owner, early Monday. Tony Brian Knolle, 24, faces a charge of felony animal cruelty after his wife said he tried to set on fire their pit bull because he was tired of caring for the puppy, according to authorities.

Four-time lotto winner rich with money, mystery

BISHOP, Texas (AP) — The odds that Joan Ginther would hit four Texas Lottery jackpots for a combined $21 million are astronomical. Mathematicians say the chances are as slim as 1 in 18 septillion — that’s 18 and 24 zeros. Just as unlikely? Getting to know one of the luckiest women in the world. “She wants her privacy,” friend Cris Carmona said. On a $50 scratch-off ticket bought in this rural farming community, Ginther won $10 million last month in her biggest windfall yet. But it was the fourth winning ticket in Texas for the 63-year-old former

college professor since 1993, when Ginther split an $11 million jackpot and became the most famous native in Bishop history. But she’s a celebrity who few in this town of 3,300 people can say much about. “That lady is pretty much scarce to everybody,” said Lucas Ray Cruz, Ginther’s former neighbor. “That’s just the way she is.” At the Times Market where Ginther bought her last two winning tickets, the highway gas station is fast becoming a pilgrimage for unlucky lottery losers. Lines stretch deep past a $5.98 bin of Mexican movie DVDs, and a woman from

Rhode Island called last week asking to buy tickets from the charmed store through the mail. She was told that was illegal. The woman called back to plead again anyway. The Texas Lottery Commission has seen repeat winners before, but none on the scale of Ginther. Spokesman Bobby Heith said the agency has never investigated Ginther’s winnings — three scratch-off tickets and one lottery draw — for possible fraud but described the verification system as thorough. So how did Ginther do it, then? Good luck pinning her down to ask. Ginther has never spoken publicly

about her lotto winnings and could not be found for comment. She now lives in Las Vegas after moving away from Bishop, and an answering machine message for a telephone number listed at her address says not to leave a message. She asked the few people who’ve exchanged more than brief pleasantries with her not to grant interviews and sneaked into lottery headquarters in Austin to collect her winnings with the least publicity the state offers jackpot winners. But spend a few hours in her hometown — and equal time scouring public records — and a contrasting profile emerges.

Coastal Plain League All-Star Fan Fest and Home Run Derby presented by Bojangles Monday July 19 6:30 Rutherford County Fire vs. Police softball game 8:00 Coastal Plain League Home Run Derby 9:30 Rocky Yelton and the Hired Guns perform Coastal Plain League All-Star Game presented by Moose Vending Tuesday July 20 7:05 pm Fireworks after the game! Tickets for both days are $10 for general admission and $12 for box seats

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Nation Nation Today Idaho cops catch up with alleged public library condiment vandal

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police have arrested a 74-year-old woman who is accused of repeatedly dumping maple syrup, corn syrup, ketchup and mayonnaise into a library book drop in Idaho’s capital city. Authorities had previously issued a pair of warrants for Joy Cassidy’s arrest earlier this month after she failed to appear in court. But she turned herself in at the Ada County jail on Monday. Cassidy was originally arrested on June 13. That’s after police say she poured mayonnaise in the library’s book drop box that day — and was a person of interest in at least 10 other condiment-related incidents at the Ada Community Library in Boise since May 2009. In addition to malicious injury to property, Cassidy has also been charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license.

Ohio accident leaves trucker’s scared pet monkey atop pole

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a truck crash in Ohio left animal carcasses all over a road and the driver’s pet monkey stranded atop a utility pole. The State Highway Patrol says the truck was hauling carcasses for a meat processing plant late Monday afternoon. The patrol says the truck flipped over while going into a curve on a local road in northeast Ohio’s Medina (mehDY’-nuh) County. The frightened monkey scampered up the pole after the accident. Troopers say the truck driver was OK. The monkey had to be coaxed down from its perch. The meat plant sent another truck to pick up the carcasses. State and county highway crews were sent to help clean up the mess.

Truck driver chokes on pork rinds, winds up in the ditch

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper says the driver of a FedEx tractor-trailer rig choked on some spicy pork rinds, lost control of his truck on an interstate and jackknifed it before coming to a stop in a muddy ditch. Trooper Keith Leary says Edward Sutherland was driving his rig southbound from Blaine near the Canadian border Monday when he began choking and veered from the southbound lanes across the median into northbound lanes of Interstate 5. The trooper says the truck didn’t hit any vehicles. Leary says the 42-year-old driver suffered minor injuries and will be cited for driving with wheels off the roadway.

Study: Doctors are not blowing whistle on troubled colleagues CHICAGO (AP) — Your doctor could be drunk, addicted to drugs or outright incompetent, but other physicians may not blow the whistle. A new survey finds that many American physicians fail to report troubled colleagues to authorities, believing that someone else will take care of it, that nothing will happen if they act or that they could be targeted for retribution. A surprising 17 percent of the doctors surveyed had direct, personal knowledge of an impaired or incompetent physician in their workplaces, said the study’s lead author, Catherine DesRoches of Harvard Medical School. One-third of those doctors had not reported the matter to authorities such as hospital officials or state medical boards. The findings, appearing in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association, are based on a 2009 survey of 1,891 practicing U.S. doctors. Reporting a problem doctor can trigger important changes. Twenty-one years ago, a colleague smelled alcohol on a young physician’s breath and anonymously reported him to the head of the residency program. A now-sober Dr. A. Clark Gaither is grateful. “I wish I knew who reported me,” Gaither said. “I’d like to give them a big ol’ hug and thank them for saving my life.” Programs exist for retraining doctors with weak skills and getting addicted ones into treatment. But the survey results suggest doctors are not confident in the system, DesRoches said. The American Medical Association and other professional groups say doctors have an ethical obligation to make such reports. And many states require doctors to tell authorities about colleagues who

endanger patients because of alcoholism, drug abuse or mental illness. Despite that, many doctors do not know what to do or where to start, DesRoches said. In an accompanying editorial, one ethics expert called the findings “jarring.” “I don’t think there’s any excuse for less than 100 percent of physicians holding true to these ideals,” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the AMA Institute for Ethics. He called for better protections for whistleblowers and more education for doctors on how to report a colleague. The survey did not specify the type or severity of the impairment or incompetence, asking: “In the last three years, have you had direct, personal knowledge of a physician who was impaired or incompetent to practice medicine in your hospital, group, or practice?” Most states have programs that not only get doctors into treatment but also advise their colleagues how to intervene. Most will keep reports anonymous. Some use the threat of medical board sanction to persuade doctors to go to rehab. For Gaither, the first confrontation with concerned colleagues was in medical school. He reassured his fellow students he was fine. Even the second confrontation, from the program head who had heard the report of Gaither’s alcohol-scented breath, did not take. Gaither signed a contract promising to stay sober, go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and submit to testing. “I went home and drank that night,” he said. “I was thinking with an addicted brain, and I was an alcoholic.” Finally, a third confrontation and the temporary loss of his training license forced Gaither into what he calls “a state of surrender.” With help from

the North Carolina Physicians Health Program, he got into a residential rehab program. His last drink was Jan. 21, 1990. Gaither, now 55, finished his residency and became a family doctor. He practices in Goldsboro, N.C., where he started a free mobile clinic for the uninsured. In 2002, the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians named him Physician of the Year. He thanked AA and all the colleagues who confronted him and supported him in his acceptance speech. He now urges others to report what they know. “It is our duty,” he said. Dr. Warren Pendergast runs the North Carolina program, which cooperates with the state medical society and state disciplinary board. About 200 doctors a year are referred for alcoholism, drug addiction, anger-management problems and depression. Ninety percent of addicted doctors who’ve been through the program remain clean and sober five years after treatment, Pendergast said. “They’re motivated. They have a lot to lose,” he said. Their reputations and careers depend on their participation in treatment. Colleagues of troubled doctors “can feel comfortable getting peers help rather than sticking their head in the sand,” he said. Gaither, who speaks publicly about the program, said doctors worry that their troubled colleagues will lose their licenses and livelihoods if reported. “I ask them, ’Would it be better if they lost their money, their marriage, their home, their cars, their license and then their life?”’ he said. “Does that sound better than getting them the help that they need?” Online: JAMA: http://jama.amaassn.org; Programs by state: http:// www.fsphp.org/

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ccidents on both U.S. 221 and U.S. 221A on Monday should serve as a reminder to all motorists traveling those routes that caution must be used at all times. The accident on U.S. 221A claimed a man’s life. This highway is heavily traveled and features many twists and turns. On U.S. 221 heavy traffic is always present and with the current road construction going on for the widening of that road, motorists need to pay much closer attention to what they are doing. Better yet, those people using U.S. 221 to get to Spartanburg would be better served to use an alternate route. The trip on U.S. 74 and I-26 might take a few minutes more, but it will be easier to negotiate and it will help relieve some of the congestion on U.S. 221. Safety on our county’s roadways should be a priority with all drivers. Plan your trips carefully, allow plenty of time to reach your destination and drive alertly.

Our readers’ views Says project is more than animal shelter To the editor: In response to Ray Pinson’s letter (July 10), I would like to make a few comments. First of all we need a new pet shelter. Ever been out there? Ever looked at the drop boxes? Animals deserve better. Now, about the new Animal Shelter. The Daniel Road complex is not just about an animal shelter. Ever seen the plans for that project? It also includes an Agriculture Center that will house the Extension Offices and I understand, ICC has an interest in being involved in the agriculture center. (By the way, I have heard and read that the next biggest development for Rutherford County will be farming). The complex will also offer a farmers’ market, a sports arena, six soccer fields, and eventually much more. All of which will bring businesses to this county. I questioned the soccer fields, too. A family member who coaches soccer and has two daughters very much involved in soccer, explained it to me. These scoccer teams travel to Greensboro, Burlington, Tennessee, other cities; use their hotels, eat at their restaurants and shop in their shopping malls. Why can’t Rutherford County have that revenue? How many jobs will this complex provide? How much revenue will this complex bring into our county? And, the $38,000 per acre that was spent for the property, I personally think someone took advantage of the situation .... way over-priced. But still, how much revenue will it generate

if it ever happens? People may have jobs, taxes may be reduced, kids who graduate may not have to leave Rutherford County to find jobs. My point is, people need to see in writing and photos just what the Daniel Road Complex project is. It’s not just a pet center. Does Rutherford County want jobs and businesses or not? On another subject. How many county-owned buildings still pay very high power bills to keep lights on in empty buildings “in case someone wants to see them?” Many buildings sit there month after month with power on — one in particular, which maintenance people say cost $3,000/ month to keep lit ... that’s the JC Cowan Plant. How many more? Why not turn off that power, show them in the daylight hours or have power switched on for those tours. Brenda Boiter Forest City

Responds to writer’s candidate comments To the editor: The Letter from Keith Hunter on July 7, “Supports Owens for County Commission” made me a little angry at first, but then I saw reason and had to chuckle. Evidently, Mr. Hunter operates under the theory that the power of suggestion and putting things in print are good ways to influence people, even at the expense of fully explaining what is really going on. People tend to remember things they see in print, so allow me to explain how the real story may be quite different. Mr. Hunter states that Julius Owens “…has never worked for

the government.” This sets the stage for implying later in the letter that Rob Bole is part of “big government” because he was the County Finance Manager for many years. Next we learn that Mr. Owens “…has to go to work every day to earn a living.” So how many years was it that Mr. Bole was in the military and then served as finance manager before his retirement? “Julius has been active in community organizations for a long time.” I don’t know how many boards and organizations Rob Bole has worked with over the years, but at least I will not act like that number is zero. “He is a church-going man.” This statement would seem to imply that Mr. Bole is not. I can tell you that Rob Bole has served many times as vestry member, warden, and volunteer treasurer for his church over the years. The remainder of the letter has to do with expenditures at the airport. I am not sure why Rob Bole would not meet with a group of citizens about the airport – perhaps he wanted to use the forum of the airport authority meeting for this purpose. The simple explanation that Rob Bole wants to fill in some holes at the airport, thus spending over $900,000 of taxpayer money for basically nothing, might make for interesting reading, but I am quite sure that there is a lot more to the story. If I want to hear the sugarcoated, biased truth about something, I can think of plenty of people I can talk to, but as for the Letters to the Editor forum, I think it is best to hear the entire thing. Bill Coxe Ellenboro

Lawmakers put some meat in this short session RALEIGH – Not so long ago, state legislators had years in which they met for eight months while accomplishing very little other than making sure that the state budget was balanced for another year. This latest even-year short session of the North Carolina General Assembly, in which they met three months, won’t be remembered that way. Legislators bit off big chunks of substantial policy change in 2010. Some weren’t completed until the wee hours Saturday morning, as the General Assembly adjourned for the year after a grueling final day in which lawmakers met for more than 20 hours. The Democrats who control the legislature were motivated by an uncertain political landscape that threatens their majorities in the House and Senate. Sometimes that kind of threat can be a recipe for a

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do-nothing legislative session. It had a different effect this year. Legislators hit the ground running in their budget deliberations. They ultimately approved a $19 billion state spending plan, the total rising to $20.6 billion when accounting for federal stimulus money. The bill’s passage marked the first time since 2003 that legislators had a budget in place by the July 1 start of the new fiscal year. In a second straight year of depressed tax collections, the budget provided no salary increases for state employees. Those workers, though, seemed happy to

Legislators bit off big chunks of substantial policy change in 2010. Some weren’t completed until the wee hours Saturday morning, as the General Assembly adjourned for the year after a grueling final day in which lawmakers met for more than 20 hours. avoid the furloughs and layoffs seen in other states. The biggest critics of the spending plan were home health businesses. They were chagrined with a decision to significantly scale back a Medicaid program for inhome care services for the poor. Legislative Republicans predicted doom because the plan made few provisions for next year, when most or all that extra federal help to the states will be gone. Besides the budget, state lawmakers passed another

round of government ethics reform, made another attempt at banning video poker, approved a batch of tax breaks and incentive measures designed to lure new industry to the state, and decided to require DNA samples of those arrested for some crimes. They also passed legislation that puts tougher rules on local alcohol boards, broadens how money collected from a service fee on telephone bills can be spent, and subjects those who violate domestic violence orders to tougher criminal penal-

ties. As always, some major legislation died on the vine. Among the victims: a proposed overhaul of how negligence lawsuits are decided, a $450 million borrowing plan with projects that included new engineering facilities at N.C. State University, a proposal to soften the state’s ban on hardened structures along beaches, and a measure to discourage the operation of abusive puppy mills. For three months, legislators were as busy as the beavers they decided shouldn’t be moved from Greensboro (yet another last-day piece of legislation considered). Now, they’ll get busy with the business of trying to keep or win power. How the decisions they made over the last three month play into that business is anyone’s guess. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.


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Magazine names RHI as one of America’s best From staff reports

RUTHERFORDTON ­­— Rutherford Hospital Inc. is one of the 20 best community hospitals in America for 2010, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. It was the only hospital in the Carolinas to make the list, a hospital news release said. St. Mary’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital of Jefferson City, Tenn., and Meadows Regional Medical Center of Vidalia, Ga., also made the list. Community hospitals are defined as facilities with no or limited teaching programs and 325 or fewer beds. Each hospital included on the list was

selected using scores in a number of publicly-available indicators including patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction and by rankings on industry lists, including hospital rankings by Thomson Reuters, U.S. News & World Report and HealthGrades. Becker’s said the “hospital was recently named to Thomson Reuters’ list of 100 Top Hospitals and to Cleverley & Associates’ list of 100 top hospitals based on the value they provide to their communities. Rutherford Hospital also received HealthGrades’ Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award in 2009. The hospital provides comprehensive medical services to its community

members including cardiology services, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, cancer care, emergency services, women’s services, neurology, nephrology, and orthopedics.” Also this year, the Cancer Program at the hospital was among only 14 percent of all cancer programs in the United States to receive three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Eighty-six percent of U.S. cancer programs that are accredited do not hold the distinction of gaining commendation. “When we receive recognitions such as this, I’m most proud that our community has the oppor-

State DMV looking Obituaries to staff county office Richard Riedl

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FOREST CITY— The state Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a license plate agency in Rutherford County. The former Forest City agency at the Tri-City Mall has been closed since Friday morning, when staff members were arrested. Agency contractor Sue Carswell Hyder of Bostic was charged with three felony counts of government computer access and common law forgery, a news release said. Martha Joe Bradley, also of Bostic and manager

of the agency, was charged with one felony count of notary fraud. Jason Eric Pruett of Forest City, a former employee, was charged with one felony count of common law forgery. The agency was the only license plate agency in Rutherford, and it’s DMV policy is to seek new applicants whenever a contract expires or ends. Call (919) 861-3332 with questions. Plate agency applications — Form MVR93 ­— must be returned to the DMV no later than Aug. 16.

Richard John Riedl, 89, of Lake Lure, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Hospice House. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of the late Albert and Katherine Weber Riedl. He was a retired manufacturing executive. Survivors include his wife, Robbie; a son, John; three daughters, Kathryn, Janet and Barbara; and a brother, Albert. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire Departemnt or Hospice of Rutherford County. Crowe’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuary.com.

Sheriff’s Reports

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n The Forest City Police Department responded to 92 E-911 calls Monday. n An employee from WalMart reported a larceny. (See arrests of Crump and Schoener.) n An employee from Dollar General reported a larceny. (See arrests of Crump and Schoener.) n Lester Nichols reported damage to property. n An employee from B & D Thrift and Loan reported an incident of obtain property by false pretense. n Felicia Beaver reported an incident of identity theft. n An employee from B & D Thrift and Loan reported an incident of obtain property by false pretense.

43, of Dogwood Lane, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for failure to appear and failure to pay monies; placed under a $500 secured bond. (FCPD) n David Calhoun Williams, 41, of 2180 Harris-Henrietta Road; charged with driving while impaired; placed under a $500 secured bond. (NCHP) n Larry Clay Creasman, 17, of 113 Conner St.; charged with misdemeanor probation violation; placed under a $15,000 secured bond. (Probation) n Jerry Nathaniel Elixson, 28, of 169 Crestview; charged with failure to comply; placed under an $800 secured bond. (RCSD) n Haley Michelle Bradley, 22, of 1429 W.V. Thompson Road; charged with failure to comply; placed under a $1,181.46 cash bond. (RCSD) n Edward Allen Phillips, 27, of 125 Michelle Drive; charged with failure to comply, failure to appear, simple possession of schedules IV and VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia; placed under a $1,658.04 cash bond. (RCSD) n Brenda Misty Danielle Story, 33, of 468 Crowe Dairy Road; charged with second-degree trespassing; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Alfred Charles Story, 73, of 357 Crowe Dairy Road; charged with second-degree trespassing; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Clyde Henry Humphries, 30, of 4162 Painters Gap Road; charged with assault and battery; placed under a $917 cash bond and a $1,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Ronnie Dale Pearson, 35, of 438 McSwain Road; charged with possession of stolen goods/ property released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD)

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n Preston Lee Wood, 23, of Oakridge Drive, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for assault by pointing a gun and assault on a female; placed under a $1,500 secured bond. (FCPD) n Jeremiah Ryan Crump, 20, of Green Meadows Drive, Kings Mountain; charged with two counts of aid and abet larceny; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n William Christopher Schoener, 31, of East End Drive, Kings Mountain; charged with two counts of larceny; placed under a $500 secured bond. (FCPD) n Leslie Simmons James,

n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 21 E-911 calls Monday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to no E-911 calls Monday.

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 186 E-911 calls Monday. n Charles Calvin Michael Burgess reported the theft of a saw and other items. n Joseph Jacob Hill reported the theft of a moped. n Margaret Mary Washington reported the theft of a mattress set and other items from a storage building. n Dutch K. Beukema reported a breaking and/or entering.

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n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 15 E-911 calls Monday.

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n The Spindale Police Department responded to 28 E-911 Monday.

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

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Fire calls n Ellenboro firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm. n Forest City firefighters responded to a structure fire. n SDO firefighters responded to a structure fire, assisted by Sandy Mush and Rutherfordton firefighters.

James Mack Prescott, 77, of Forest City, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. He was the son of late Charlie Mack Prescott and Sue York Prescott. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart for injuries received during battle. He retired from the Department of Transportation as a bridge maintenance supervisor and was also a member of Fork Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Beam Prescott; two sons, Jimmy and Raymond; and a brother, Tim Beam. Graveside services with military honors will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Online condolences may be made at www.crowemortuary.com.

Shelby Bumgarner Shelby Jean Bumgarner, 72, of Tatum Way, Bostic, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Hospice House of Forest City. A native of Spartanburg County, S.C., she was a daughter of the late James Avery Buchanan and Betty Grace Bolding Buchanan. She was a member of First Broad Baptist Church and a former Sunday School teacher. She was also a homemaker and former cook at the Golden Valley 7-11 store and later Good Ole Boys THE DAILY COURIER Published Tuesday through Sunday mornings by Paxton Media Group LLC dba The Daily Courier USPS 204-920 Periodical Postage paid in Forest City, NC. Company Address: 601 Oak St., P.O. Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043. Phone: (828) 245-6431 Fax: (828) 248-2790 Subscription rates: Single copy, daily 50¢ / Sunday $1.50. Home delivery $11.75 per month, $35.25 for three months, $70.50 for six months, $129 per year. In county rates by mail payable in advance are: $13.38 for one month, $40.14 for three months, $80.27 for six months, $160.54 per year. Outside county: $14.55 for one month, $43.64 for three months, $87.28 for six months, $174.56 per year. College students for school year subscription, $75. The Digital Courier, $6.50 a month for non-subscribers to The Daily Courier. Payment may be made at the website: www.thedigitalcourier. com The Daily Courier is not responsible for advance subscription payments made to carriers, all of who are independent contractors.

tunity to see how others in health care view the quality and service we provide at RHI.” David Bixler, hospital president and CEO, said in a statement. “We’ve shown consistently over the last several years that our results are among the best in the nation. Thomson Reuters, Cleverley and Associates, and Becker’s all are respected national organizations. “To have them all validate the hard work our physicians, staff, and board put in is very satisfying.” Based in Chicago, Becker’s Hospital Review is a published bi-monthly and provides business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.

Store and for more than 20 years worked with her husband at Eugene’s Used Cars. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Coy Eugene Bumgarner. Survivors include a son, Mitch Bumgarner of Cherryville; three daughters, Donna Smith of Bostic, Gloria Bowman of Polkville and Lisa Philbeck of Ellenboro; two brothers, Alvin Buchanan of Forest City and Sam Buchanan of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Vivian Horne of Ridgeway, S.C.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Broad Baptist Church with the Revs. Kevin Towery and Charles Battle officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Padgett and King Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Hospice Of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

Pam Tomblin Pam Tomblin, 46, of Rutherfordton, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at her home. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of William Ray Walker and Ann Roach Parker. She worked for the Department of Social Services. She had also worked for Family Dollar Stores and Wayne Wire Cloth Products. She was a member of Adaville Baptist Church and active with the Children’s Choir and Awanas. She enjoyed gardening, collecting glassware and spending time at the Outer Banks. In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband of 25 years, Dwight Tomblin; two children, David Tomblin and Emily Tomblin, both of the

Mack Prescott James Mack Prescott, age 77, of Forest City, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010. He was the son of late Charlie Mack Prescott and Sue York Prescott. Mack served in the US Marine Corp during the Korean War receiving the Purple Heart for injuries received during battle. He retired from the Department of Transportation as a bridge maintenance supervisor and was also a member of Fork Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents Mack was preceded in death by a son, Randall Mack Prescott, a daughter, Debbie Ann Prescott and a brother, Charlie Prescott. Left to share his memory is his wife, Priscilla Beam Prescott and his two sons, Jimmy, and Raymond and a brother, Tim Beam. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:30PM on Thursday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. An online guest register is available at: www.crowemortuary.com Paid obit.

home; two brothers, Dwayne Conner of Ellenboro and Alan Conner of Boiling Springs, S.C.; and her grandmother, Annie Mae Walker of Alexander Mills. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Adaville Baptist Church with the Revs. Cal Sayles and James Daves officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Memorial donations are suggested to Adaville Baptist Church Building Fund, 805 Oakland Road, Spindale, NC 28160. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.harrelsonfuneralhome. com.

Leonard Morrow Leonard Morrow, 69, of Mooresboro, died Monday, July 12, 2010, due to an auto accident. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harrelson Funeral Home.

Alma Watts Alma Watts, 85, of Caroleen, died Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Holly Springs Rest Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harrelson Funeral Home.

Pam Tomblin Pam Tomblin, age 46, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Sunday, July 11, 2010 at her residence. Pam was born on February 29, 1964 in Rutherford County to William Ray Walker and Ann Roach Parker. She worked for the Department of Social Services. She had also worked for Family Dollar Stores and Wayne Wire Cloth Products. She was a member of Adaville Baptist Church and active with the Children’s Choir and Awanas. She enjoyed gardening, collecting glassware, and spending time at the Outer Banks. She was preceded in death by her step-father, James Conner. In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband of 25 years, Dwight Tomblin; two children, David Tomblin and Emily Tomblin both of the home; two brothers, Dwayne Conner and wife, Renee, of Ellenboro and Alan Conner and wife, Patty, of Boiling Springs, SC; her stepmother, Kay W. Walker of Caroleen and her grandmother, Annie Mae Walker of Alexander Mills. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Adaville Baptist Church with Reverend Cal Sayles and Reverend James Daves officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church. Memorial donations are suggested to Adaville Baptist Church Building Fund, 805 Oakland Road, Spindale, NC 28043. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family. An online guest registry is available at: www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com Paid obit.


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Wrecks on U.S. 221 keep officials busy By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

Ongoing Foothills Harvest Ministry: This week, ladies’ slacks buy one get two free. Book sale: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rutherford EMC; hardback books, $1, paperback books 50 cents and some miscellaneous books four for $1; proceeds go to benefit Relay for Life. Hospice Volunteer Training: Through July 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Carolina Event and Conference Center. Cost for the class is $15 for materials, but the fee is returned if you become an active volunteer. Washburn Community Outreach Center: Open Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; in store special each day. Red Cross Benefit: Spindale Drug is partnering with the Rutherford County Chapter of the American Red Cross by donating $5 to the Red Cross until the end of July with new prescriptions on certificates available at Spindale Drug or at the Red Cross Chapter House.

Tuesday, July 13 Purple Tuesday: All day at Courtside Steaks, who will donate 10 percent of its profits to Relay for Life. Harris High School Alumni breakfast: 9 a.m., Turner’s Restaurant in Chesnee, S.C.; meal is dutch treat; for more information, contact Joan at 245-2658. Adult CPR class: 6 p.m. until, American Red Cross Rutherford County Chapter House; 287-5916. Alanon meetings: Lake Lure Alanon Family Group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at Lake Lure Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure; call 625-0456 for additional information.

Wednesday, July 14 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 (all ages and reading levels). Lunch and Learn: Noon, Ryan’s Restaurant; hosted by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce; topic is “Top 10 things you need to know when advertising your business;” 287-3090 or info@rutherfordcoc.com.

Thursday, July 15 Safe Sitter class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rutherford Hospital; for 11 to 13 year old children; class fee is $45 and registration is required; call 286-5218 for information. Financial aid deadline: Students who will be applying for financial aid at Isothermal Community College have until 4:30 p.m. to complege both their financial aid file and admissions file. A completed finanical aid file means a 2010-2011 FAFSA has been submitted and received by the college and all requested paperwork has been turned in. Students should check with the admissions office for further requirements by calling 286-3636. Child and Infant CPR class: 6 p.m., until, American Red Cross Rutherford County Chapter House; 287-5916.

Friday, July 16 Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch meeting: Third Friday of each month at the Carolina Event and Conference Center, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.; for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. Cost for lunch is $5. Participants must register in order to reserve lunch. Sponsored by Hospice of Rutherford County. Blood drive: 1 to 5:30 p.m., Forest City Fire Department, 186 S. Church St., Forest City; all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card; please call 2451111 for further information or to schedule your appointment.

Saturday, July 17 Adult, Child and Infant CPR class: 8:30 a.m. until, American Red Cross Rutherford County Chapter House; 287-5916. Kids’ Computer Corner: Every Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Union Mills Learning Center; free to the public and geared toward children preschool through third grade who may not have access to a computer or the Internet at home; educational software and adult-supervised access to the Internet.

FOREST CITY — A fatality at 4:30 p.m. on U.S. 221-A near Duke Power road and a five-vehicle crash on U.S. 221 about an hour later kept the Highway Patrol and other Rutherford emergency personnel busy Monday. Both major highways are a thoroughfare to South Carolina, and motorists driving south on either road found traveling was nearly impossible. U.S. 221-A was closed to traffic for about three hours after the death of Leonard E. Morrow, 69. The Mooresboro resident was about three miles from home when his 1985 Toyota truck ran off the road to the right. He apparently tried to jerk the wheel back onto the road, crossed the center line and struck a Sentra Kia driven by Miranda Schenkel, 25, of Easley, S.C. She tried to avoid the truck. After the collision, the Toyota overturned numerous times before it stopped about 600 feet away. Morrow was thrown from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt, the Highway

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by changes in the foods offered and activity opportunities given to children, rather than body measurements. Funding comes from the N.C. Partnership for Children and Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation. Grants provided salary support for health practitioners to help groups implement the nutrition program. The selection of day care centers to participate in the program has not been determined.

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Rutherfordton Police Chief Kevin Lovelace said Tuesday afternoon that Rutherfordton detectives were in the process of filing charges in the Bi-Lo thefts. The string of thefts apparently began about 9 p.m. Monday. The FCPD report says, “A Dollar General employee saw a white male acting suspiciously in the medicine aisle. They saw him leave the store and get into the passenger side of a white truck. And he (the employee) approached him and asked if he was going to pay for the three bottles of Tylenol.” Instead of paying, the driver reportedly took off.

“All that construction and all those people on that road at the same time,” he said, “but I don’t foresee the amount of traffic changing,” he said. Spence reiterated Sgt. Brian Gilreath’s concerns of last week concerning the heavily traveled section of U.S. 221 at widening project. “That is an extremely heavily traveled road anyway. It is very narrow, 18 feet wide ... and it is a tractor-trailer road,” Spence said. “There are busi-

Correction Timothy Fields of Spartanburg, S.C., was driving a 2002 Chevrolet west on Harris-Henrietta and failed to stop at a stop sign, the Highway Patrol said. His truck collided with the 2004 GMC driven by Hines. She was taken to Rutherford Hospital to be treated and was released later Monday evening. A cutline yesterday contained incorrect information. nesses and driveways all along the road and high traffic; honestly, it really makes for a lot of headlines for a long time. “I just don’t think people are going to change their driving habits and, unfortunately, the condition and traffic volume will be like that for years. “The highway is very treacherous, and it is going to be worse than it has ever been until it is finished,” Spence said. Contact Gordon via email:jgordon@thedigitalcourier.com

Gold told the board the state budget cuts for Smart Start were less than first predicted. “Smart Start was cut 2.5 percent, a $5 million cut,” he said. “Definitely, it could be worse.” Since the cuts weren’t as bad as expected, Gold said, the local partnership will have some money to reallocate. “Not much, but some,” he said. Smart Start’s total budget for the state is about $195 million. The meeting was the first for fiscal 2010-11, and Gold thanked board chair Ernestine Lewis for her innovative ideas. Lewis, who will serve as chair one more year, said the board

will continue to provide its programs for birth to 5-year-old children and will find ways to sustain for Smart Start programs.

FCPD Assistant Chief Bob Ward speculates that Bi-Lo in Rutherfordton was the next target because the men were not seen again in Forest City until the alleged WalMart thefts at 11:30 p.m. At Wal-Mart, the report says, a white man in his 30s left the store without paying. He ran out the door and got in a white truck with a blue door. Security cameras showed he had taken pain medications. The report says the greeter at WalMart said, “When he ran by it sounded as if he had BBs in his pocket.” It was after that incident that the vehicle was stopped on East Main Street Officers recovered more than $1,000 worth of merchandise, Ward said. Ward and Lovelace said shoplifting is a foolish practice in light of the sophisticated security devices at stores

today. “They have a lot of security cameras at all these places now,” Ward said. “People think they can get away with it, but most everywhere you go you’re on camera anymore. But times are hard, and I’m afraid it’s going to get worse. “We’re going to keep on working and trying to get them and recover merchandise, and see if we can put them in jail as long as we can.” “They have very good security cameras these days,” Lovelace said. “I am at a loss to explain the rationale. They know the video is there, and they will be seen. I can’t understand it.” Ward said such stolen merchandise often ends up being sold at flea markets.

“Funds are decreasing, and our needs are increasing,” she said. Six board members — Larry Brown, Carol Harris, Dara Hooper, Suzanne Metcalf and Keith Stephenson — were reappointed. Dr. Dee Dee Bright was named to fill Sally Lesher’s Municipal Government Representative seat. Bright is a Forest City commissioner.

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Ellenboro board battles over minutes By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer

ELLENBORO — Aldermen on Tuesday rejected Mayor Teresa Whisnant Wood’s attempt to make corrections to the June minutes, and afterward town resident Bonita Whisnant said she would sue board member Allan “Bunt” Black. “I’m suing you for defamation of character, young man,” Whisnant said, confronting Black minutes after the meeting was adjourned. “Get on out of here and leave me alone,” Black said. When the mayor tried to guide Whisnant, her sister, out of the room, Whisnant said, “Turn me loose, Teresa.” The confrontation abated after that, but some people remained in the parking lot afterward. During the meeting, Wood spe-

cifically referred to the passage in the June minutes that concluded, “After exchange of words and an outburst by Benita (Bonita) Whisnant, a deputy walked into the meeting and announced that disorderly conduct would mean someone going to jail and he didn’t want to do that.” The mayor Tuesday said the minutes needed to be more detailed, and that Black’s involvement in the confrontation should have been included in the minutes. During the June meeting, Black had made some comments about the mayor, for which he later apologized. When Whisnant said, “Bunt, what good is an apology after it’s done?” Black replied, “Oh, shut up.” And Whisnant said, “You make me.” Black and the mayor on Tuesday disputed whether a motion had been made to accept the minutes as writ-

ten, and at one point Black made a motion to adjourn the meeting, saying there was nothing to do at the meeting that night anyway. Black also commented that the board approves the minutes, not the mayor. Shortly after that, he responded to a comment by the mayor by saying, “I don’t want to hear it.” The mayor shortly afterward called for a motion to approve the minutes as written. Sandra Butler Weeks made the motion and Black seconded it. The vote to approve the June minutes as written was unanimous, without discussion. The mayor has been in a longrunning dispute with the board over the content of board minutes, as written by Town Clerk Vivian Skipper. Contact Dale via e-mail at ldale@thedigitalcourier.com

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Chase’s McCurry resigns as football coach By SCOTT BOWERS Daily Courier Sports Editor

Owls’ Hayes named All-Star coach HOLLY SPRINGS — The Coastal Plain League announced today the 2010 All-Star Game head coaches and assistant coaches. For the fourth straight year, the CPL All-Star Game will feature all 15 CPL head coaches. For the second consecutive year, Forest City’s Matt Hayes will serve as a head coach in the All-Star Game. Last year’s skipper of the American team, Hayes will be head coach of the National CPL All-Star team for the 2010 CPL AllStar Game. Hayes’ associate head coach will be Josh Scott of Edenton. Serving as the assistant coaches for the National squad will be Donnie Wilson (Asheboro), Darrell Handelsman (Fayetteville), Hank Morgan (Peninsula), Bob Smith (Petersburg) and Tom Fleenor (Wilmington). The American CPL All-Stars will be led by Florence’s Russell Carter, who will be making his first CPL All-Star Game appearance. Carter will have Wilson’s Jeff Steele as his associate head coach, while their assistant coaches will be Lee Gronkiewicz (Columbia), Jason Plourde (Gastonia), Barry Powell (Martinsville), Jeff Wicker (Outer Banks) and Tom Dorzweiler (Thomasville). Hayes led the Owls to their third straight West Division first half championship after posting a 19-9 record. Scott rallied his Steamers to an 18-10 record in the first half, tying Wilson for the best record in the North Division. Meanwhile, Carter led his RedWolves to a league-best 19-8 record and the South Division first half crown. Steele’s Tobs went 18-10 in the first half, and later guided his team to a victory over Edenton on July 7 to win the North Division first half title.

Study: Heritage brought in $82 million to SC HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A study by Clemson University found that last April’s Verizon Heritage brought nearly $82 million to the South Carolina coast. The survey was announced Tuesday. It was conducted by Clemson’s International Institute for Tourism Research and Development with help from USC Beaufort. The PGA Tour event is currently seeking a sponsor after Verizon ended its association with the tournament after more than two decades. The study found that actual spending by those attending and the Heritage Classic Foundation amounted to more than $72 million and created more than 1,100 jobs. A study done by Clemson in 2005 said the tournament’s impact on the area was $79.91 million.

Local Sports BASEBALL Coastal Plain League 7 p.m. Gastonia Grizzlies at Forest City Owls, McNair. American Legion Playoffs 7 p.m. Game 2: Charlotte at Post 423, R-S Central High.

On TV 10:30 a.m. (ESPN) Golf Champions Challenge. 10 p.m. (FSCR) College Baseball California Collegiate League All Star Game. 5 a.m. (ESPN) Golf British Open, First Round.

FOREST CITY — The Chase High football team will again be searching for a new head coach. Steve McCurry, who was named head coach of the Trojans in March, handed in his resignation to Principal Greg Lovelace on Tuesday morning citing, ‘personal reasons.’ Lovelace announced that men’s basketball coach, Daniel Bailey will take over the football program on an interim basis. “Coach McCurry has left the program due to some personal, family reasons,” said Lovelace. “I have tapped Daniel Bailey as interim head

football coach. “The focus will remain on the kids. Since Coach McCurry came on board, our community support has been just fantastic. We have started several programs and all of those will continue.” Lovelace said he respected the decision by McCurry and understood the reasons behind the decision to leave Chase. “I asked him if there was anything we hadn’t done or if we had let him down in anything and he said the support he had received here had been fantastic, but there are some things beyond his control,” Lovelace said. Chase removed Brad Causby as

head coach in December and began the search for a new head coach prior to Christmas of ’09. McCurry first applied for the job in January, but pulled his name from consideration. Later, McCurry again entered into talks with Chase and accepted the job on March 23. It does appear the Trojans will start the season, which kicks off with the Rutherford County Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 13 at R-S Central High, with Coach Bailey at the helm. “I told Daniel it could be three days or three months (that Coach Bailey is in charge). We are going to take our time and find the right candidate for the position,” said Lovelace.

Rutherfordton slides past Cherryville By KEVIN CARVER Sports Reporter

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Rutherfordton’s Garen Murray, right, slides into home as Cherryville catcher goes to apply the tag. Murray was safe on the play.

RUTHERFORDTON — Brent McCollum and Dustin McEntire each drove in three runs as Rutherfordton’s beat Cherryville, 9-5, for the Junior District 1 Little League title at Crestview Park Tuesday. McEntire held his own as the starting pitcher after giving up three first inning runs, he allowed just two more in his final 5.1 innings of work. Zack Norville relieved him to record the final two outs of the game. Following a 3-0 hole to Cherryville heading into the second inning as the visitors, Rutherfordton took swift action. With one out, Matt Atchley was hit-by-a-pitch and soon swiped second base. Trey Clark found the gap in right for a double to plate Atchley. Clark was caught stealing third, but Rutherfordton was

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Crane nearly perfect, Rutherfordton claims District 1 title By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

FOREST CITY — The Rutherfordton 9- and 10-year old softball All-Stars scored early and often to back Madison Crane’s no-hit, 12 strikeout performance, winning the District I softball championship, 13-0, over Chase Tuesday. Crane was masterful as she recorded all 12 put outs with Ks and just missed a perfect game when she surrendered a walk in the fourth. Rutherfordton jumped to an early 2-0 lead, thanks to a two-run double by Taylor Koone. Rutherfordton added one more run in the frame and threatened to break the game open, but Chase recorded a strikeout to leave the basesloaded.

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The Rutherfordton 9- and 10-year old softball All-Stars hold the District 1 champiPlease see Softball, Page 8A onship banner Tuesday at Dunbar Park after winning the title game with Chase.

Sadness for ‘The Boss;’ shock for Chase “There is breathing and then there is winning,” said George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, in a 1980s television interview. “I guess breathing is No. 1, but for me, winning is No. 2.” And, in those words, you have learned everything you ever needed to know about Steinbrenner. ‘The Boss,’ as the New York City media dubbed him, was at the helm for 38 years and seven World Series titles. On Tuesday morning, Steinbrenner suffered a massive heart attack and died. He was 80 years old, having just celebrated his birthday on July 4. The Yankees are the biggest name in all of sports. Go anywhere in this world and ask about the Yankees and no matter the culture, no matter the language, folks will know exactly what you are asking. Steinbrenner ruled the roost as Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson and Goose Gossage lifted the crown. Steinbrenner continued to rule as players such as Dave Winfield, Roger

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Clemens, Wade Boggs, David Cone, Randy Johnson, David Justice, Alex Rodriguez and seemingly a thousand others signed free agent deals that made them very wealthy. Through it all, fans of sports and baseball have been of two minds where Steinbrenner was concerned — love or hate. There seems to be little, if any, room in between. Oddly, I fall into the first category. I love an owner that will invest everything to build a winner. I love a guy that loves his team as much as the fans in the stands. And that was Steinbrenner. He loved his Yankees and I can’t hate him for loving his own team.

A Trojan Horse? There is going to be a lot of anger and disbelief in the Chase community as word filters out about the sudden and unexpected resignation of head football coach, Steve McCurry. McCurry flirted with the position in January and eventually turned it down. By March, he had a change of heart and took over the program. By yesterday, he was gone. My better self can only hope McCurry was genuine in his reasons for leaving and wish him the very best. I hate this for the kids of Chase, who have given that program everything that has been asked of them. First by Brad Causby and then by McCurry. The Trojans need to rally around the one guy who loves the blue-n-gold — Daniel Bailey. He will need them, and they will need him. Good luck, Coach Bailey and good luck, Trojans. Hang tough.


8A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Coastal Plain League West Division 2nd Half Standings W L T Gastonia 6 4 0 Martinsville 6 4 0 Asheboro 7 5 0 Forest City 7 6 0 Thomasville 2 9 0

Forest City Gastonia Asheboro Martinsville Thomasville

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East Division W L Pct 52 36 .591 48 40 .545 47 40 .540 42 46 .477 39 50 .438 Central Division W L Pct Cincinnati 49 41 .544 St. Louis 47 41 .534 Milwaukee 40 49 .449 Chicago 39 50 .438 Houston 36 53 .404 Pittsburgh 30 58 .341 West Division W L Pct San Diego 51 37 .580 Colorado 49 39 .557 Los Angeles 49 39 .557 San Francisco 47 41 .534 Arizona 34 55 .382

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East Division W L Pct 56 32 .636 54 34 .614 51 37 .580 44 45 .494 29 59 .330 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 49 38 .563 Detroit 48 38 .558 Minnesota 46 42 .523 Kansas City 39 49 .443 Cleveland 34 54 .386 West Division W L Pct Texas 50 38 .568 Los Angeles 47 44 .516 Oakland 43 46 .483 Seattle 35 53 .398 New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore

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Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games All-Star Game at Anaheim, CA, late Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games Texas at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Agreed to terms with RHP Adonis Cardona and 3B Gabriel Cenas. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS_Signed RHP Kip Wells, LHP Justin Hampson and RHP Bill Simas, who will continue as pitching coach. Released RHP Rick Bauer. Announced the contract of RHP Joe Esposito has been purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies. Can-Am League BROCKTON ROX_Signed RHP Jose Aquino. SUSSEX SKYHAWKS_Sold the contract of RHP Mike McGuire to the Philadelphia Phillies. United League SAN ANGELO COLTS_Signed RHP Matt Carter. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS_Traded C Tyson Chandler and C Alexis Ajinca to Dallas for

C Erick Dampier, F Eduardo Najera, G Matt Carroll and cash considerations. CHICAGO BULLS_Signed F Kyle Korver and C Omer Asik. DALLAS MAVERICKS_Signed G Dominique Jones. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS_Signed G Anthony Morrow and traded him to New Jersey for a 2011 second-round draft pick. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Re-signed RW Jared Boll to a two-year contract. MINNESOTA WILD_Named Ricard Persson amateur scout and Rick Bronwell assistant equipment manager. MONTREAL CANADIENS_Signed F Maxim Lapierre to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with D Mathieu Carle and F J.T. Wyman on one-year contracts. OTTAWA SENATORS_Signed F Roman Wick to a one-year contract. Re-signed D Derek Smith to a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS_Signed F Dan Carcillo to a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS_Re-signed F Chris Conner to a one-year contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES_Re-signed F Nicholas Drazenovic. Announced the retirement of D Darryl Sydor. American Hockey League HOUSTON AEROS_Named Darryl Sydor and Brian Wiseman assistant coaches. ECHL READING ROYALS_Signed F Casey Haines. COLLEGE LONE STAR CONFERENCE_Announced East Central University, Southeastern Oklahoma State and Southwestern Oklahoma State will leave the conference, effective June 2012. PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE_Named Allison Yee communications intern. AUGUSTA STATE_Announced SS Jake Sutton is transferring from Armstrong Atlantic State. CALDWELL_Named Patrick Sullivan women<s cross country coach. FURMAN_Named Garry Horton women’s assistant basketball coach. MICHIGAN_Announced associate athletic director Lloyd Carr will step down, effective Sept. 1. MONTCLAIR STATE_Named Patrick Naughter women’s soccer coach. OBERLIN_Named Topher Grossman men’s lacrosse coach. UNLV_Named Tommy Garrison men’s assistant tennis coach. WASHINGTON, MO._Named Steve Duncan baseball coach.

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far from done in the frame. With two out, Garen Murray jump-started Rutherfordton with a base hit to right and an error put Conner Dailey on first. McCollum singled to left to plate Murray and then Will Owens’ base knock to left tied the game at 3-3. McEntire knocked in 2 RBI following that with a double to give Rutherfordton the 5-3 lead. In the third inning, McCollum added a 2 RBI single that dropped into left to lift Rutherfordton to a 7-3 lead. McEntire added his final RBI with a double to deep left that plated McCollum. McEntire finished with 6.1 innings on the hill, allowing nine hits, while fanning seven overall. With the District 1 crown, Rutherfordton advances to state, which is held in Transylvania County from July 24-29.

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Rutherfordton’s Matt Atchley, left, and Zack Norville, right, wait for their turn at-bat during the softball game

Davidson’s McKillop recruiting overseas was in 1981 when I was invited to run a camp in Italy,” McKillop said in a phone interview Tuesday. “After I ran a camp I was invited to run a clinic in Italy and it just mushroomed. You’re talking close to 30 years I’ve been involved. It’s been an eye-opening experience for me, a great experience for me.” This trip is a little more special, with three of his players competing in the same tournament. The 6-foot-6 Czerapowicz, the MVP of last year’s under-18 European championships, leads Davidson’s incoming recruiting class. Mackay, a 6-10 big man from Scotland, is also expected to contribute as Davidson looks to rebound after going 16-15 last season when Curry left school a year early for the NBA. But while Davidson’s magi-

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Not much gets to Jadeveon Clowney. So it’s no surprise the South Pointe defensive end and No. 1 college prospect in the country can’t wait for ESPN to roll into town for a season-opening doubleheader next month. Clowney, at 6-foot-6, has popped up as this fall’s top recruit on ESPN’s top 150 and Rivals.com’s list, among others. “Have you seen him? He’s the best,” said Bobby Bentley, who coached Byrnes High in Duncan to five state championships in the in the last decade. The rest of the country gets a look on Aug. 28 when Clowney’s Stallions compete against local rival Northwestern High at District 3 Stadium, a game that will be telecast on ESPNU. Earlier, ESPN will continue its kickoff weekend for high school football coverage with two national powers when Byrnes takes on Hoover (Ala.) High School, also at Distict 3 Stadium. “I’m very excited,” Clowney said Tuesday. “I’ve been working hard in the weight room, trying to put on weight, trying to get ready for the season.” Clowney has visited several schools, including national champion Alabama, but says he’ll wait until close to February’s deadline to choose among a group that also features Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina and South Carolina. And if you think the hot glare of the spotlights might make him sweat, you don’t know much about Clowney. “Jadeveon Clowney can handle anything,” smiled his South Pointe coach, Bobby Carroll. Bentley can attest to that. The former Presbyterian college football coach and now an offensive coordinator to Byrnes coach Chris Miller watched Clowney relentlessly explode off the line to chase down his stepson Chas Dodd, now a scholarship quarterback at Rutgers and last year’s starter with Byrnes. Clowney “wants to put people down,” Bentley said. That non-stop motor is what makes Clowney so coveted, Carroll said. “He’s an unselfish player,” the coach said. “We’ve got a lot of players that deserve credit, but he just happens to be 6-foot-6, 250 pounds and run like a gazelle.” Clowney’s presence has led to a steady stream of college coaches through the football offices at South Pointe, which has had a quick impact on high school football since first playing in 2006. The Stallions won a state title in 2008 and its stars, defensive backs Stephon Gilmore and DeVonte Holloman are both expected to be key components for South Carolina and coach Steve Spurrier this fall. Clowney “literally needs him a receptionist” for all the calls, letters, texts and contacts he’s gotten from colleges, Carroll said. This spring, there were 91 coaches who stopped by to visit, up from the three who wandered in back in South Pointe’s first season.

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Rutherfordton hurler Crane struck out the side to leave the score at 3-0 in the top of the second. Koone was in the middle of the offense again as she delivered another two run double as part of a five run, bottom of the second to lift Rutherfordton to an 8-0 lead. Crane once again stuck out the side in the top of the third to leave the tally at 8-0. After Rutherfordton plated three more runs to go up 11-0, Chase finally garnered a base runner as Bryce Arrowood drew a walk. She promptly stole 2nd and 3rd, but was tagged out in a pickle trying to steal home. With the win, Rutherfordton advances to the state tournament along with Chase, who will advance as runner-up.

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George Steinbrenner dead at 80

Bobcats send Chandler to Dallas in 5-player deal

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Tyson Chandler has been traded after all, just not to the team he thought a day earlier. After Charlotte’s potential deal with Toronto fell through, the Bobcats sent Chandler and fellow center Alexis Ajinca to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday for center Erick Dampier, forward Eduardo Najera, shooting guard Matt Carroll and cash considerations. The Bobcats had been closing in on a deal that would’ve sent Chandler and Boris Diaw to Toronto for Jose Calderon and Reggie Evans. Chandler was told he was being sent to the Raptors by his agent, but the deal dissolved. The new trade gives the Bobcats a center in Dampier, but leaves them still searching for a point guard to replace departed free agent Raymond Felton.

Yankees mourn loss of owner

NEW YORK (AP) — George Steinbrenner, whose big wallet and win-at-all-cost attitude whipped the New York Yankees into a billion-dollar sports empire, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. Steinbrenner had a heart Tiger Woods. attack, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a person close to the owner told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed those details. ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods “George was ’The Boss,’ make has won the British Open the last two times it was no mistake,” Hall of Famer held at the birthplace of golf. Yogi Berra said. “He built the Still, he faced more grilling about his personal Yankees into champions, and life than the state of his game Tuesday. that’s something nobody can During a news conference looking ahead to the ever deny. He was a very genthird major of the year, 18 of the 34 questions erous, caring, passionate man. related to either Woods’ marital woes or, to a less- George and I had our differer degree, his links to a Canadian doctor accused ences, but who didn’t? We of distributing a performance-enhancing drug. became great friends over the Woods reiterated that he’s “just trying to become last decade and I will miss him a better person,” but refused to address reports very much.” that he’s agreed to a divorce settlement with his In 37-plus seasons as owner, wife, Elin. He also declined to go into any details Steinbrenner led the Yankees to about Dr. Anthony Galea, other than to confirm seven World Series championthat he met with the FBI a couple of weeks ago. ships, 11 American League pen“That’s an ongoing case, so I can’t comment,” nants and 16 AL East titles. said Woods, who was treated by Galea after knee “He was and always will be surgery but has repeatedly said he took no banned as much of a New York Yankee substances such as human-growth hormone. as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe The world’s No. 1 golfer has been trying to DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi rebuild his reputation after stunning reports that Berra, Whitey Ford and all of he cheated on his wife with numerous women. He the other Yankee legends,” baseentered rehab and took a five-month break from ball commissioner Bud Selig the PGA Tour before returning at the Masters. said. “Although we would have Though he was in contention at both Augusta disagreements over the years, National and the U.S. Open, he has yet to win they never interfered with our since the sex scandal broke last November. Now friendship and commitment to he’s back at St. Andrews, where he won his first each other. Our friendship was Open title a decade ago in an eight-shot runaway built on loyalty and trust and it and followed up five years later with another dom- never wavered.” inating victory. Steinbrenner’s death on the “I wouldn’t say I have a specific advantage day of the All-Star game was because there’s a lot of guys who can hit the ball the second in three days to rock as far as I do,” Woods said. “But this golf course the Yankees. Bob Sheppard, the requires placement. I mean, you really have to team’s revered public address place the ball correctly.” announcer from 1951-07, died

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Sunday at 99. New York was 11 years removed from its last championship when Steinbrenner headed a group that bought the team from CBS Inc. on Jan. 3, 1973, for about $10 million. He revolutionized the franchise by starting his own television network and ballpark food company. Forbes now values the Yankees at $1.6 billion, trailing only Manchester United ($1.8 billion) and the Dallas Cowboys ($1.65 billion). “He was an incredible and charitable man,” his family said in a statement. “He was a visionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again.” He ruled with obsessive dedication to detail, overseeing everything from trades to the airblowers that kept his ballparks spotless. He admittedly was overbearing, screaming at all from commissioners to managers to secretaries. His reign was interrupted for suspensions, including a 15-month ban in 1974 after his guilty plea to conspiring to make illegal contributions to President Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign. He was pardoned 15 years later by President Ronald Reagan. The son of a shipping magnate, Steinbrenner lived up to his billing as “the Boss,” a nickname he earned and clearly enjoyed as he ruled with an iron fist. While he lived in Tampa he was a staple on the front pages of New York newspapers. “He was truly the most influential and innovative owner in all of sports,” former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said. “He made the Yankees a source of great pride in being a New Yorker.”

Steinbrenner’s mansion, on a leafy street in an older neighborhood of south Tampa, was quiet Tuesday. Private security guards milled around on the empty circular driveway inside the gates. A police officer turned away reporters along the narrow street. News vehicles lined the other side of the street. “The passing of George Steinbrenner marks the end of an era in New York City baseball history,” rival Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon and Saul Katz said. “George was a larger than life figure and a force in the industry.” Steinbrenner was known for feuds, clashing with Berra and hiring manager Billy Martin five times while repeatedly fighting with him. But as his health declined, Steinbrenner let sons Hal and Hank run more of the family business. Steinbrenner was in fragile health for years, resulting in fewer public appearances and pronouncements. Yet dressed in his trademark navy blue blazer and white turtleneck, he was the model of success. “Few people have had a bigger impact on New York over the past four decades than George Steinbrenner,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. “George had a deep love for New York, and his steely determination to succeed combined with his deep respect and appreciation for talent and hard work made him a quintessential New Yorker.” He appeared at the new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium just four times: the 2009 opener, the first two games of last year’s World Series and this year’s homer opener, when captain Derek Jeter and manager Joe Girardi went to his suite and personally delivered his seventh World Series ring.

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Nation Today Woman wounded in shooting is improving

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico Hospital officials say a woman wounded in a domestic violence confrontation that left three people dead at an Albuquerque manufacturing plant is now in serious condition. A spokesman for University of New Mexico Hospital, Billy Sparks, says Adrienne Basciano’s condition was upgraded from critical. Three other workers were wounded during Monday’s rampage at Emcore Corp., which police say capped a bitter child custody dispute between 37-year-old Robert Reza and Basciano, his onetime girlfriend. Sparks says two of the wounded workers, a man and a woman, have been released. The other, a woman, was in satisfactory condition.

Iranian scientist now seeking to go home

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian scientist sought refuge in the Pakistani Embassy compound and asked to go home, an apparent defection gone wrong that could

embarrass the U.S. and its efforts to gather intelligence on Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons program. Iran — and at one point, scientist Shahram Amiri — claimed the CIA had kidnapped him; the U.S. said Tuesday that nothing of the sort happened. Amiri disappeared while on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in June 2009, surfacing in videos but otherwise out of sight until the latest bizarre twist in the case. “Mr. Amiri has been in the United States of his own free will and he is free to go,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said.

Republican wins delay on Supreme Court vote WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee postponed scheduled action Tuesday to send Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate for confirmation, setting a panel vote for next week. Republicans insisted on the delay, saying they needed more time to review Kagan’s written answers to questions they posed to her after her confirmation hearings, and to inquire still further into how she would behave as a justice.

Senate has votes to pass financial overhaul bill WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday secured the 60 votes he needs in the Senate to pass a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, all but ensuring that he soon will sign into law one of the top initiatives of his presidency. With the votes in hand to overcome Republican delaying tactics, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday took steps to end debate on the bill Thursday, setting the stage for final passage perhaps later in the day. The House already has passed the bill. “This reform is good for families, it is good for businesses, it’s good for the entire economy,” Obama said as he prodded the Senate to act quickly. Passage would represent a signature achievement for the president just four months after he signed massive health care legislation into law. The final vote comes amid lingering public resentment of Wall Street, but the legislation’s symbolic and political impact is likely to be diminished by anxiety across the country over jobs and the economy. Reid as much as acknowledged that political reality Tuesday, blaming “greed on Wall Street” for the country’s economic troubles. “It triggered the recession,” he said. “It’s what suffocated the job market and robbed trillions of dollars of people’s savings — trillions.” Support for the bill jelled Tuesday after conservative Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska announced he would vote for the bill after raising concerns the previous day. Obama noted that the bill is getting backing from Republican Sens. Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both of Maine. Snowe and Brown announced their support on Monday. “Three Republican senators have put politics and partisanship aside to support this reform, and I’m grateful for their decision,” Obama said as he announced his nomination of Jacob Lew to be the new director of the White House budget office. The 2,300-page bill aims to address regulatory weaknesses blamed for the 2008 financial crisis that fueled the worst recession since the 1930s. It gives regulators broad authority to rein in banks, limit risk-taking by

financial firms and supervise previously unregulated trading. It also makes it easier to liquidate large, financially interconnected institutions, and it creates a new consumer protection bureau to guard against lending abuses. While Democrats are ready to cast the GOP as an ally of Wall Street, Republicans have portrayed the bill as government overreach that would make lending more expensive, increase costs for consumers and hurt U.S. businesses. Republicans repeatedly and fruitlessly tried to expand the bill to include changes to government-controlled mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “The vast majority of our members felt that it was not a step in the right direction, that it perpetuated too-big-to-fail, that it was supported by Goldman Sachs and opposed by our community banks,” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said. The House approved the bill last month, with just three Republicans voting in favor. But opposition to the bill from Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, and the death of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., created new uncertainty for the bill in the Senate. After Collins, Snowe and Brown decided to break with their party and support the bill, passage seemed assured. Then Nelson, who voted for a Senate version of the bill, surprised Democratic leaders Monday by voicing his concerns. A day later, Nelson was back on board after receiving assurances that financing of the consumer protection bureau would not be open-ended and that the head of the bureau would be accountable to Congress. That means the three Republican supporters, 55 Democrats, and two independents now add up to the precise number of votes needed to beat back potentially fatal procedural votes. “It is in America’s best interests that risks to our financial system are identified and addressed before they threaten our nation’s financial stability again,” Nelson said in a statement. “This bill will restore accountability and confidence in our financial system.”

BP begins effort to shut off the Gulf oil geyser

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a potentially pivotal moment in the Gulf crisis, BP was preparing Tuesday to begin closing valves in a slow and methodical process that could finally choke off the geyser of crude at the bottom of the sea after three gloomy months and up to 180 million gallons spilled. A new, tighter-fitting cap was lowered over the blownout well Monday night,

designed to be a temporary fix until the well is plugged underground. The next phase was to shut the openings in the 75-ton metal stack of pipes and valves gradually, one at a time, while watching pressure gauges to see if the cap would hold or any new leaks erupted. The operation could last anywhere from six to 48 hours. BP first targeted a

midday Tuesday start but later said that was overly optimistic and pushed expectations back. BP and the government’s point man on the crisis — the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history and one of the nation’s worst environmental disasters — stressed there were no guarantees, and they urged patience from Gulf residents. “They ought to be inter-

ested and concerned, but if they hold their breath, they’ll run out of oxygen,” retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said. If the cap works, it will enable BP to stop the oil from gushing into the sea, either by holding all the oil inside the well machinery like a stopper or, if the pressure is too great, channeling some though pipes to as many as four collection

ships. Along the Gulf Coast, where the spill has heavily damaged the region’s vital tourism and fishing industries, people anxiously awaited the outcome of the painstakingly slow work. “I can’t say that I’m optimistic — It’s been, what, 84 days now? — but I’m hopeful,” said Nancy LaNasa, 56, who runs a yoga center in Pensacola.

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6,907.78+113.30

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

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GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

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10,363.02 +146.75 4,247.00 +82.91 380.50 +1.04 6,907.78 +113.30 1,887.00 +40.13 2,242.03 +43.67 1,095.34 +16.59 753.96 +17.76 11,483.96 +199.83 642.82 +21.21

YTD %Chg %Chg

+1.44 +1.99 +.27 +1.67 +2.17 +1.99 +1.54 +2.41 +1.77 +3.41

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Last

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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

10,000

11,600

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10,440

Dow Jones industrials

2,242.03 +43.67

52-Week High Low

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Total Assets Obj ($Mlns) NAV

Total Return/Rank Pct Min Init 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt

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+1.4 +12.1/C +0.2 +25.8/A +0.9 +19.6/D +2.4 +15.9/C +0.7 +23.8/B +4.8 +19.7/D +1.2 +22.3/A +0.5 +24.0/B +0.5 +24.1/B +1.7 +19.7/D +0.1 +27.0/A +5.4 +20.8/B +1.2 +22.5/C +1.4 +11.9/C +4.6 +25.5/A +3.1 +24.0/A +3.5 +24.0/B +0.9 +18.5/C +1.5 +24.0/B +1.4 +11.7/C +0.3 +26.0/A +1.2 +11.8/C +1.6 +18.5/C +0.5 +24.1/B +4.9 +16.5/E -0.6 +28.3/A +5.4 +20.3/B +0.5 +24.1/B +0.4 +27.7/A +0.6 +21.3/D +0.2 +22.2/C +0.1 +2.7/D +1.0 +16.5/E -1.2 +68.6/C -0.1 +19.6/D

11.25 27.19 26.66 46.27 58.16 31.77 15.24 100.93 100.27 25.03 94.07 36.52 24.06 11.25 30.68 2.04 24.86 16.19 32.00 11.25 27.20 12.16 28.67 100.93 26.19 68.80 13.65 100.28 20.94 29.46 34.73 10.43 2.89 15.43 14.45

+7.6/A +0.4/B +1.4/B +3.0/C +3.5/A +4.4/A +2.4/B -0.2/C -0.1/C +0.7/B -1.5/D +6.1/A -0.4/B +7.3/A +4.1/A +3.4/B +5.0/A +1.9/C +2.9/A +7.1/A +0.5/B +3.2/E +4.4/A -0.1/C +1.9/D +3.9/A +4.0/B -0.1/C +0.4/B +2.2/A +0.3/B +4.9/A -2.3/D +0.4/C -0.9/D

NL 1,000,000 NL 3,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 3,000 NL 5,000,000 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 1,000,000 NL 2,500 4.25 1,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 5.75 250 3.75 1,000 NL 100,000 3.75 250 NL 10,000 NL 100,000 NL 2,500 NL 2,500 NL 3,000 NL200,000,000 NL 2,500 5.50 2,000 5.75 1,000 1.50 1,000 4.25 2,500 5.75 1,000 4.75 0

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N.C. county OKs bid for 400-job Caterpillar plant In this photo taken Monday, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Upbeat reports from Alcoa and CSX helped send stock pries higher on Tuesday. Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — North Carolina officials are assembling a package of tax breaks and other incentives worth up to $75 million to lure a new Caterpillar Inc. factory that would employ nearly 400 workers. At stake is a proposed $426 million factory where Caterpillar would manufacture and test earth-moving and agricultural equipment. The plant would employ about 390 as well as about 120 contract workers, the Winston-Salem Journal reported Tuesday. Forsyth County’s board of commissioners voted unanimously Monday to offer Caterpillar $10.2 million in incentives. The state Commerce Department would not confirm any discussions business recruiters were having with any particular company. “The kinds of companies that we’re competing for are very good employers that create quality panies release results. Major jobs and restore tax breaks in our communities,” banks begin reporting their Deputy Commerce Secretary Dale Carroll told The results on Thursday. Associated Press. The Dow rose 146.75, or 1.4 Winston-Salem is competing with Montgomery, percent, to 10,363.02. The Ala., and Spartanburg, S.C., for the plant the Standard & Poor’s 500 index heavy-equipment maker would build on 100 acres rose 16.59, or 1.5 percent, to beside the ill-fated Dell Inc. plant. 1,095.34, while the Nasdaq Dell chose the site in 2004, lured by more than composite index rose 43.67, or 2 $300 million in incentives in exchange for a percent, to 2,242.03. pledge to create at least 1,500 jobs. Four years Only 376 stocks fell on the New York Stock Exchange while after opening, Dell announced it would close the 2,669 rose. Volume came to 1.13 plant, putting 900 people out of work. Most state incentives were never paid, and Dell refunded billion shares. local governments their $26 million in payments. The Commerce Department Since then, Dell has postponed the plant’s closreported Tuesday that the U.S. ing date four times, pushing it into next year. trade deficit increased to its Winston-Salem and Forsyth County are requirwidest level in 18 months as an ing Caterpillar to meet capital-investment and increase in exports was outpaced by rising imports. A jump job thresholds or pay back incentives — a lesson in both imports and exports is a learned after the experience with Dell. Winston-Salem’s share of the incentives package sign that the economy is growwould be about $13.4 million. The city also would ing. seek $1 million from the Golden Leaf Foundation Bond prices dipped as investo buy manufacturing equipment that the city tors taking more chances on stocks retreated from the safety would lease to Caterpillar. The state-created foundation is responsible for distributing half of the of government debt. The yield on the 10-year note rose to 3.12 $4.6 billion North Carolina is expected to receive from cigarette companies to help areas hurt by the percent from 3.07 percent late Monday. Its yield helps set inter- tobacco industry’s decline. Caterpillar may be one of several companies est rates on consumer loans and with well-known names considering the state for mortgages. expansion. Lawmakers last week passed a series of tax breaks and other incentives sought by comThe Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 21.21, or panies that recruiters want to bring to North Carolina. 3.4 percent, to 642.82.

Earnings news sparks markets

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market got a shot of confidence from the start of second-quarter earnings season. Investors sent stocks sharply higher Tuesday after betterthan-expected profits from aluminum maker Alcoa Inc. and railroad operator CSX Corp. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 145 points for its sixth straight gain, and the major indexes were up well over 1 percent. There was more good news from Intel Corp. after the close of trading. The chip maker reported earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ expectations, and it also raised its forecast for the year. Its stock shot up more than 5 percent in after-hours trades. The companies, among the first to report second-quarter earnings, also issued upbeat forecasts for the rest of the year. That was heartening news for investors who have been concerned that the recovery was stalling, or that the economy might even fall back into recession. “When we go back to earnings and fundamentals, companies are delivering,” said Tom

Karsten, senior managing partner at Karsten Financial in Fort Worth, Texas. Alcoa’s earnings reports are closely watched because its varied customer base provides a snapshot of a broad range of other industries. CSX also provides insight into economic activity because it ships a wide range of products. And Intel’s results are considered a good gauge of the health of the economy since its sales are driven by consumers and businesses buying computers. Frank Ingarra, co-portfolio manager of Hennessy Funds in Stamford, Conn., said the results from Alcoa and CSX results lifted the market because they hit on the two themes that traders are looking for in earnings: revenue growth and optimistic outlooks. Intel’s report followed that pattern. During the recession, companies that made money often did so by cutting costs rather than bringing in sales. So sales growth is a sign that business is indeed picking up. Earnings will likely continue to dictate trading over the next few weeks as hundreds of com-

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to first to complete a double play. Since Rowan didn’t have enough players to field two teams, Jacob volunteered to play for Rowan. Jacob had no problem playing for the opposite team. They were all out just to have fun. Rutherford and Rowan counties were joined by Greensboro players, all traveling to Crestview Park for the annual Challenger Tournament. Organizer Angie Scoggins of Rutherfordton couldn’t have been more elated. Standing before the teams of players, parents, friends arriving by tour bus and private cars, Scoggins said this is her third year of involvement with the challenger tournament. She and husband Brian Scoggins have a special interest in the teams. Their son, Wally, plays for Rutherfordton. “We want our kids to have the same opportunities as kids in other Little League All-Star programs,” she said. “Hopefully, this program will grow, and we just want to get the word out about the games,” she said. Scoggins was grateful for the generosity of the community and the donations that made the tournament possible. “The only thing we had to buy were the drinks,” she said. “Everything else was donated.” Rowan County was scheduled to bring 21 athletes, but a few were sick and the team count was 15. Greensboro brought 17 players, and Rutherford fielded 15. Two games were played on two fields. The Rutherford players are divided into two teams — Forest City Dodgers and Rutherfordton Braves. Their regular season ended in June. Beth Dixon, a district court judge in Rowan, and her husband, Gene Dixon, help coach the Rowan County team. Their daughter, Grace, plays for Rowan. Coordinating the Greensboro Team was Lindsey Sanders, a program support specialist at ARC. “Coming to Rutherfordton was a great experience for all of our athletes,” Sanders said. “Many of them travel with siblings to sporting events throughout the year, so it was refreshing to have a weekend that was all about our Challenger players. “I’m not sure what was the bigger draw, though, making new friends at the baseball field or splashing into the cool water in the pool. Everyone we met was so welcoming and seemed excited about having us in town for the weekend. We look forward to continuing our relationship with

the Rutherfordton Challenger League for many seasons to come,” she said. Sanders said many of their people stayed at the Holiday Inn Express and Jameson Inn, dined at Big Daves and even took in an Owls game Saturday night. Before Saturday’s games, Sanders talked about her team. “We adapt to each child’s level. They either receive the pitches from their respective coaches or they bat from the tee. And each child, if needed, also had a buddy on the field to help,” she said. Donna Cobb of Rutherfordton Little League and husband, Terry Cobb, a town councilman, welcomed the groups to Rutherfordton. “I’ve been to an All-Star tournament every night this week,” Donna Cobb said. “But I’ve been so looking forward to this one. There are no confrontations, no arguments. It’s all good.” Greesnboro fans included Andy and Estelle Robinson, arriving to watch grandson Trevous Wyrick. His mom, D.J. Loftis, was also in the stands. Kim Brooks, wife of a former Green Hill Baptist Church pastor, traveled to Rutherfordton to see her grandson, Wally Scoggins, play ball. “We have plenty of cold water at both dugouts,” Scoggins said to all of the teams and coaches. Rowan coach Glenn Dixon began pitching for his players and, after one player didn’t get a hit, Dixon said, “It’s my fault. Bad pitch.” Dixon put up the tee, and the player struck the ball. Dixon and his wife, Betty, are volunteers for Rowan County, supporting their daughter, Grace. Amber Dysart was playing in Rutherfordton’s outfield beside her grandmother, Faye McKeown, her buddy on the field. Across the park, Greensboro and Rowan County played. Many of the players were in wheelchairs, and they rolled up bases on their own. “We don’t do outs,” said Sanders, as one after another tagged the bases on their own or with assistance. After a few innings, the teams came to the dugouts for a break. Rutherfordton catcher Brendan Thompson was sipping cold water while his dad, Brian Thompson, checked his red, warm face to make sure it was OK for him to return to the field. It was. After the games, everyone was treated to lunch. After a rest, play resumed at 1:30 p.m. for those wanting to play another game. Scoggins is already working on securing the tournament for Rutherfordton again next year.

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The Rutherford County Challenger team repeats the Little League Pledge.

Kelly Adams of Rutherford County heads for home..

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Phyllis Washburn’s “Lil’ Bit of Snowman” debuted at INPEX, an invention conference, in June. She’s working with an attorney to get a patent for the product and hopes to sell the license to a manufacturer.

Total Momsense Allison Flynn

A wrinkle in time? I think not

Her

invention

The smallest little fissures have started to crackle their way across the landscape of my face.

is gaining

I first noticed them a couple of weeks ago as I put on my makeup. No biggie, I thought. I’ve since changed my mind.

attention

I guess at 33 it’s time to start getting wrinkles, but when I’ve had gray hairs popping out all over my head since age 18, I don’t need the wrinkles to go along with them. (And when more than a few times in public I’ve been asked if my younger sister was actually my daughter ..... yeah, you see my angst?)

In my late teens and early 20s I was a Noxzema girl – wash my face and out the door I’d go. Now I do a three-step twice a day.

Gone are the days when my skin was more oily than dry. It seems to be drier than a desert right now.

(I’m sure there are those of you reading this who perhaps more wrinkles than I. And I’m sure you might think I’m being trival. But a rankling wrinkle needs to be rangled before it gets out of control.)

And to that end, I decided it might be time to visit my dear old friend Sephora. I joke in the newsroom that I work to support my Sephora habit – and I’m only half-kidding when I say that.

Thirty minutes and several dollars later, I found some wrinkle cream. Here’s to hoping it works. ***

While we’re on the topic of aging, I’ve realized that in my youth I thought I knew everything. And the older I get I know the adage about “the older I get the less I know” is true. I wonder what we could accomplish if we had the body of a 16 year old, the mind of an 18 year old, but the clarity of a 30, 40, 50 or beyond year old?

My guess is we’d eat ourselves silly, obsess about our futures and know that no matter what anyone might have said, our teen years are really NOT the best of our lives. No, the best days of our lives – or at least my life – have been when I’ve felt the most comfortable with myself and spent time with those I love and laugh with. And those days happen frequently, so I guess my days are all “best.”

Forest City woman debuts “snowman” at trade show Text by Allison Flynn Photos by Garrett Byers, contributed

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eing the type of child who always had to tear things apart to see how they work could pay off big for Phyllis Washburn. Washburn, of Forest City, is the inventor of a product she hopes will be on the market soon – “A Lil’ Bit of Snowman.” The snowman allows a user to build a six foot cold creature from as little as two to three inches of snow. “This invention allows Southerners to build a snowman like we want to,” Washburn said. The invention – which would include a plastic mold of a snowman – works by packing snow on the outside of the frame. Snow is cohesive, Washburn explained, and will stick to “This invenitself. “Really you’re tion allows making a snow Southerners skin,” Washburn to build a said. “The frame will create a snowman like refrigeration we want to.” effect, which will Phyllis help your snowWashburn, man last longer.” inventor of The snowman “Lil’ Bit of isn’t Washburn’s Snowman” first foray into inventing. She’s always got something in mind, she said, and the snowman idea came to her about 2-1/2 years ago. “When people tell me they are out of ideas, I say ‘How can you be out of ideas? I always have them,’” she said. Washburn debuted her snowman in Pennsylvania at the INPEX Invention Show. INPEX is an invention/new product exposition that features inventions, new products and innova-

tions. According to INPEX Publicist Gia DelliGatti, it is America’s largest invention trade show. Past shows have featured more than 1,000 inventions from 23 countries. Those who attend include manufacturers, distributors, catalogue retailers and investors. This year’s show was held June 16-18. It was Washburn’s third time to travel to INPEX. “If you are an inventor, INPEX is the place to go,” Washburn said. Inventions found at INPEX include household gadgest to those that are highly technical. Washburn described her invention as more novelty. At INPEX Washburn met Patent Attorney Richard Blank, who she said she asked to come see her invention. “He is working with me on getting a patent,” she said. “He decides which invention he wants to sponsor – so I feel good about this invention.” Getting a patent for her creation is important – that way she can license the patent. That’s where the money is. “Manufacturers look for several things in an invention,” Washburn said. “Like ‘Is it family oriented?,’ ‘Is it time consuming or expensive to make?’” The snowman idea could go beyond just Frosty, she said. In a pamphlet

***

But I’m still not settling for those wrinkles setting into my face. I can grow old gracefully, but I’m determined to help prolong it as long as possible. A friend and co-worker asked me my age the other day. And as I’m honest to a fault (and to the point of bluntness), I responded. “You don’t look that old,” she said. “Thanks,” I replied. Thank the Lord. Maybe the wrinkle cream’s working after all.

Allison Flynn is The Daily Courier’s Lifestyles Editor. Contact her via e-mail at aflynn@thedigitalcourier. com.

“Lil’ Bit of Snowman” would be made of overlays of plastic which you could then pack snow onto (above). Because snow is cohesive, Washburn said it would stick to itself and the plastic frame. Her prototype (right) is made of plastic ribs and chicken wire. The snowman could also feature accents such as buttons, a carrot nose or even a hat.

she gave out at INPEX, Washburn explained it could be modified to turn into other shapes, like snow dragons or snow Christmas trees, and even into letters. And it’s not just for people who live in areas without a lot of snow, Washburn said. “Even if you have a lots of snow, Please see Invention, Page 8B


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Cowan named Volunteer of the Month by Rutherfordton Council designed the park, ordered benches, pots, trees, lighting and other items through her business so the town could get them at wholesale cost, saving money on the project.

From staff reports

RUTHERFORDTON — Sallie Cowan was recognized Wednesday night during the regular Rutherfordton Town Council meeting as Volunteer of the Month.

Cowan served as a member of the RTR Board of Directors for six years and worked on most of RTR’s committees, including fundraising, facade grants and beautification, said John McWhorter, development director. Cowan also served as RTR’s president for three years and “was invaluable to the organization in the transition of executive directors,” he said.

Cowan served on the Master Plan Community Development

“Sallie single-handedly oversaw the entire installation on the project,” McWhorter said. She hauled trees and shrubbery and then planted them.

Sallie Cowan

Board and was named a Champion for the Main Street Park renovation project. She

Cowan also chairs the town’s Historic Preservation Commission. As a charter member of the commission, Cowan contributed to the drafting of the design guidelines, the rules of procedure, the historic district boundaries and inventory, and participated in public presentations.

‘Relay’s Got Talent’ competition set From staff reports

The Rutherford County Employees and Dream Weavers Relay for Life Teams will sponsor the “Relay’s Got Talent” competition Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. at the R-S Central High School Auditorium. In previous years a “Relay Idol” event has been held; that event raised almost $40,000 for Relay over the past three years.

The competition was changed this year to allow all types of talent, both individual and group, to be involved. Do you sing, dance, play a

musical instrument, perform magic, have a comedy act or have some really unique talent to share? Performers are encouraged to register for the event and help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Registration for the event will be held through July 30 at 5 p.m., and will be limited to the first 25 competitors. The initial competition will be held Aug. 21 in the auditorium at R-S Central; the top five competitors and the judge’s award for best performance will be chosen at this time. The audience may vote for their performers

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of choice as many times as they want for $1 per vote. Final competition to select the winner will be held Sept. 10 during Relay for Life. The registration fee is $25, to be paid by performer, group or their sponsor; $50 for groups of five or more members. General admission to see the competition is $2 per person 6 and older. If you are interested in performing or sponsoring a performer, call Pam Strickland at 247-1900 or Debbie Bedford at 287-6031 for more details.

Emily Rothrock, Cody Salyards, Davis Schafer, Jessie Scofield, Jamel Smith, Kathryn Snyder, Amanda Splawn, Ashley Stephens, Nicole Struble, Adam Sylvester, Leah Taub, Lauren Taylor, Shelly Von Briel, Skyler Williamson 12th Grade Dekotah Baisden, Candice Beal, Patrick Bearden, Adam Beasley, Wesley Brown, William Brown, Lawrence Caouette, Lee Carpenter, Davis Choun, Heidi Crowe, Brian Deck, Kevin Dinga, Whitley Dobbins, Rachel Enloe, Katherine Fetherolf, Joshua Fleming, Kayla Fox, Laurel Godfrey, Yuliana Gonzalez Almanza, Hilari Griffin, KeShawn Hamilton, James Hampton, Jessica Hancock, Logan Hartzog, Joseph Henderson, Marissa

Hill, Aimee Hines, Kyle Holmstrom, Andrea Hooper, Ashley Hutchins, Camie Jackson, Abigail Jones, Sarah Beth Koonce, Joshua Levinson, Megan Logan, Cameron Long, William Lynch, Jessica McGinnis, Raven McGregor, Melissa McLaughlin, Kaysie Miracle, Seth Orr, Ariel Oxendine, John Parker, Nicholas Pope, Zach Powers, Kayla Robertson, Holly Roper, Jordan Rumfelt, Jonathan Russell, Matthew Simmons, Shontay Singleton, Chelsea Smith, Sharis Smith, Amaris Snyder, Aaron St. Clair, Jennifer Street, Justin Templeton, Candice Tessneer, Alex Thompson, Drew Thompson, Jamilah Toms, Leslie Uy, Melissa Wheat, Chasity Whitesides, Drema Wilson, Jacob Yant.

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The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it is requesting entries of photographs for a series of postcards that will be used as souvenirs for Rutherford County. This set of 10 postcards will be bundled together and sold to tourists and potential future residents visiting Rutherford County. “Two out of three people who visit the Chamber ask us if we have postcards of the county. We decided we would fulfill this need and at the same time stimulate economic development in a number of ways,” said Rick Austin, executive director of the Chamber. “We want photos that promote the lifestyle, and the beauty of the county. Since these postcards will ultimately be mailed to people outside the county, the postcards will promote future tourism to the area. “Secondly, we will offer these postcards to every Chamber member for resale, so that they can make money selling the postcards to anyone that walks in their door. “And thirdly, we will offer royalties to the people who took the photos, so that we will be giving money to the local photographers for their work,” said Austin. To qualify, the photos must be original photos that promote the history, heritage or the natural beauty of Rutherford County. They should be “slice of life” photographs, capturing the unique aspects of Rutherford County through the lens of a camera. “Looking at the photos should make anyone say, ‘Wow – I’d like to see that – and be there,” said Austin. A committee will choose the 10 winners. To win, you must be the original photographer. If you would like to see your photo on a postcard that will promote Rutherford County, you may submit your photograph electronically via e-mail to RutherfordChamberContest@ gmail.com. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and your e-mail address, as well as the location of the photo.

Correction The following students in Mrs. Womack’s fourthgrade class at Cliffside Elementary School were inadvertently omitted from the Year End A Honor Roll. A Honor Roll Benjamin Alcorn, Hannah Allen, Austin Greene, Maggie Houser, Tiffany Kelley, Jonah Millwood, Devin Munsey, Megan Smith, Ashlynn Spain, Brantley Webb.

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‘The Art of Clay’ pottery show opens at visual arts center

RUTHERFORDTON — Works by 16 potters are on exhibit at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center as part of “The Art of Clay: Functional and Art Pottery.” Judge for the show was Andrew Stephenson of Rutherfordton. Stephenson has been resident potter at

the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville and has taught at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown. First place winner was Veryle Lynn Cox of Lake Lure for her icon of St. Michael the Archangel. Cox

said she was inspired to try an icon on clay instead of the traditional wood substrate by a wall-height mosaic of St. Michael she saw on a visit to Istanbul, Turkey. Cox said applying the layers of glazes to get the three-dimensional effect on the robes and feathers was a

challenge. Second- and third-place prizes were won by Deurlene Toney of Sunshine community and Patsy Hope Mitchell of Rutherfordton. Toney’s winner was a black raku platter with red-glazed details.

Mitchell’s life-like woodpecker was one of several whimsical clay animals that she has on display. “The Art of Clay” is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until August 27 at the Visual Arts Center, 160 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton.

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Patsy Hope Mitchell is shown at left with her Pileated woodpecker, which won the third place prize in the “Art of Clay” pottery show held at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center. At right, is Veryle Lynn Cox with her unusual clay icon of St. Michael, winner of first prize in the exhibit.

New pipefitting class set to start in mid-August

New pipefitting class slated for mid-August SPINDALE – A class designed to give students the skills needed to go straight to a job in heavy construction is getting ready to start.

The JobsNow Pipefitting Class at Isothermal Community College is aimed at unemployed workers looking to gain new work skills. “We had 22 students start in the last Pipefitting class that finished up in March,” said Mike Saunders, the college’s director of Customized Training. “Eighteen of those students completed the 370-hour program and went straight to work.” Saunders said 15 of the students are now

working for Shaw on the modernization project at the Duke Energy Cliffside Steam Station. The other three students have jobs at Appling Boring, DZ Atlantic and Superior Machining. “Graduates from the Isothermal programs have demonstrated the required skills and work ethic to be a vital part of the Shaw team,” said Terry Gray of The Shaw Group. “Without proper training and education, these workers would not be prepared for the requirements of a project such as ours.” Part of that preparation is the inclusion of a nationally recognized construction industry accreditation that the students earn upon

completion of the program. “The students come out of this program with certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research in Core Crafts, Safety and OSHA, and Pipefitting I and II,” said Saunders. “That is a real benefit because those are credentials that can get the graduates in the door for many, many jobs in the construction industry.”

should contact Linda Sprouse at (828) 2459841 or (828) 2870262, ext. 1261 to see if they qualify for the program.

Funding for the JobsNow initiative was supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the

Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Development and the Region C Workforce Development Board.

Saunders said he receives regular reports from the employers he works with that the graduates are doing well on the job. Enrollment for the upcoming class has already begun. Potential students Contributed photo

These students became certified through the JobsNow Pipefitting Class earlier this year. Of the 22 who started the class, 18 of them are working jobs in heavy construction and industrial fabrication.

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See dermatologist about rosacea Dear Dr. Gott: For two years, I had constant facial pain in my cheeks, jaw and behind my eyes with a feeling of constant pressure in my upper palate, sinuses, jaw and cheek. I also had redness on my cheeks, nose and down the left side of my neck. My dentist fitted me with upper and lower mouth guards, which I wear at night. After a year and a half, the guards still had not relieved any of the pain. Recently, I was diagnosed with rosacea and prescribed metronidazole gel to be applied twice a day. I was advised that it would only help reduce the redness and not the pain. But, after three days of using the gel, my facial pain was reduced by half and after 10 days, it was all but gone. I missed using it one day, and the pain returned. Just a couple of days after restarting, the pain went away again. Dear Reader: It is my theory that your facial pain was probably due to inflammation caused by the rosacea and the metronidazole gel, you effectively reduced this source of the pain. Because you do not mention having seen a dermatologist, I recommend that you make an appointment with one to confirm the diagnosis and undergo regu-

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IN THE STARS Your Birthday, July 14 In order to be successful, you must first be accepted by those who stand by your side. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Don’t hesitate to make a needed decision. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Tasks that others find challenging are the ones most appealing to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Others will find your company to be fun and delightful. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - A matter having something to do material security is likely to be put to rest. . SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Use your personality to make those important points that need to be made. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - How personal gains come about could be rather unusual and different. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Someone you thought didn’t like you will go out of his way to help you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - If you’ve ignored someone out of fear, and you like this person, give him a signal. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - It won’t be through arguments that you’ll sway others to your way of thinking. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - The sense of personal pride and gratification you feel will be what counts. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - A chance to clarify something others don’t understand will make you’ll feel better. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Someone who owes you a lot will step forward and do something of tremendous value.


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AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE 10-SP-166 UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Lula Southell Wood, dated the 21st day of December, 2006, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, in Book 934 at Page 872 and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale in the County Courthouse of Rutherford County, in the city of Rutherfordton, North Carolina, at 11:00 AM on the 28th day of July, 2010, all that certain parcel of land, more particularly described as follows: IMPROVEMENTS: House and lot/Condominium/or Lot LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Being a part of the land described in a Deed recorded in Deed Book 129, at page 519 Rutherford County Registry: Beginning at a stake in the Old Harris Road in the Robbins (now R. F. McNair) and Tate line, thence with said line North 87 degrees West 295 feet to a stake, thence South 14 degrees East 150 feet to a stake thence South 87 degrees East 295 feet to a stake in the Harris Road, thence with the road, North 14 degrees West 150 feet to the beginning, containing 1 acres, more or less. ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE STREET ADDRESS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY: 180 Jack McKinney Road, Forest City, NC 28043 Notice & Disclaimer: The listed street address may be incorrect and is stated hereby for informational and reference purposes only. The Substitute Trustee makes no certifications or warranties that said street address is accurate or correct. It is each potential bidder’s duty to determine with his/her own title examination that said street address is correct and matches the above legal description. The above legal description describes the property being sold and shall be controlling. PRESENT RECORD OWNERS as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than 10 days prior to posting the notice are Lula Southell Wood and Spouse, if any Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. In the event that this sale is one of residential real property with less than 15 rental units, an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS §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. That 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. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of forty-five (45) cents per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308 (a)(1). This sale is also subject to any applicable county and/or state land transfer and/or revenue tax, and the successful third party bidder shall be required to make payment for such tax. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS”. 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1951 10-SP-281 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Paul G. Cote and Martha M. Cote, dated April 24, 2006 and recorded on April 26, 2006, in Book No. 896, at Page 222 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherfordton, North Carolina on July 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Bostic, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED as Lot 134 as shown on the Map of “Yellowtop Mountain Estates, Phase Nine and Revision of Lot 103, Phase Seven as shown on Plat Book 25, Page 125”, as recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 140-142, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, reference to which is hereby made for a moer particular description. Address of property: 176 Sarinac Drive, Bostic, NC 28018 Present Record Owners: Paul G. Cote and Martha M. Cote The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. 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 on May 20, 2009. Dated: July 7, 2010

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The Caudle Law Firm, P.A., Substitute Trustee By: David R. Caudle President & Attorney at Law State Bar Number 6075 2101 Rexford Road, Suite 165W Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 http://www.caudlelawfirm.com

David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee By:________________________________ Attorney at Law Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee 2701 Coltsgate Road, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28211-3594 (704) 697-5809


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8B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, July 14, 2010

LOCAL

Invention

Continued from Page 1B

building a snowman is lots of work.” Along with showing off her idea, Washburn and her sister, Annie Jones, who travels with her to INPEX, were interviewed by a crew from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. If her interview was chosen for the final cut, it will air sometime this week, she said. INPEX said inventors come from all walks of life, but have in common a strong belief in their idea and persistence to attempt to get attention for their invention. And Washburn, the child with a questioning mind turned adult inventor, is a science teacher by day. A teacher for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, she leads her school’s Science Olympiad team. In times when she’s not occupied by school, her mind is whirring with ideas on what to make next. “The ideas come oftentimes when you’re not even thinking,” she said. “Something you may see may spark you’re interest.” She said she hasn’t considered what might happen should her snowman actually be marketed. “I’ll have to wait until the time comes,” she said. “Hopefully, it will.” Contact Flynn via e-mail at aflynn@thedigitalcourier.com.

Phyllis Washburn demonstrates how snow would stick to “Lil’ Bit of Snowman” once it is constructed of a molded plastic frame. Washburn is seeking a patent on the invention and hopes to sell the license to a manufacturer.

Garrett Byers/ Daily Courier

Some of Rutherford’s Natural Beauty

Jean Gordon/Daily Courier

Hardly a creature was stirring and only one lone boat was visible on Lake Lure Monday evening. Though a bit hazy, boaters had an awesome view of the five mountain ranges (l-r) Chimney Rock, Bear Wallow, Round Top, Shumont and Rumbling Bald. A lot of vacationers were gone from the lake after the Fourth of July week.

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