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Cool, refreshing buckets of water splash Alexis Phillips, 7, and her sister, Ashley, 6, at the Lake Lure beach Monday morning. The girls and their mom, Lisa Phillips, of Lake Mary, Fla., are visiting with friend Greg Kannon of Lake Lure this week.

County may get heat break By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

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FOREST CITY — Despite 101-degree, miserably hot and humid days Saturday and Sunday, no records were broken. In August 2007, Rutherford County experienced a five-day stretch of 100-plus degree temperatures, including two straight days with 103 degree readings. Brad Boris, plant supervisor at Broad River Water Authority on Union Road in Rutherfordton, said temperatures are predicted to be in the lows 90’s for the rest of this

week. Much-needed rainfall, possibly as much as two inches, is also forecast for this week. “The Broad River is flowing at about 93 million gallons a day, which is still pretty good, but we sure need the rainfall to help keep things flowing at this level,” Boris said. At the Lake Lure Fire Department, Wendy Craig said the official high in the Hickory Nut Gorge area on Saturday was 94 degrees and the high for Sunday was 101. The 911 communications center said Monday it dispatched at least six heat-related Please see Heat, Page 6

FOREST CITY — Rutherford County’s unemployment rate for June dropped to 14.7 percent and ESC officials said Monday that they are seeing some more positive signs. The rate went down 0.2 percent from May’s 14.9 rating. The county’s labor force for June was 27,687 people, with 4,070 looking for work. The rate put Rutherford County at the third highest unemployment rating in the state, behind Scotland County at 16.3 percent and Edgecomb county at 15 percent. Currituck County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate in June, at 4.8 percent. “We are seeing more job openings coming in,” said Sandra Miller, Employment Security Commission manager for the Forest City office on Trade Street. “We have about 62 openings up as of Friday. River Textiles and CMI Enterprises in Mooresboro are putting up listings. We’re seeing a lot of openings with Shaw Construction doing work at Duke Energy’s Cliffside plant. I think things are looking up.” Unemployment decreased in 35 of the 100 counties across the Tar Heel state. There were 20 counties where the rate remained the same and 45 counties saw an increase. Please see Jobless, Page 6

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Spindale fire chief dismissed By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer

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SPINDALE — Fire Chief Jimmy Powell has been dismissed from his job. The firing occurred last Wednesday, Mayor Mickey Bland said Monday. Bland said he could not comment further on the issue, since it is a personnel matter. Billy Conner, a firefighter in the department, has been named interim chief. Bland said Town Manager Cameron McHargue would be selecting a replacement for Powell. Bland said he was not sure if Conner had applied for the job. He said the search for a new fire chief has not officially gotten under way yet. Powell became fire chief in December 2007. He could not be reached for comment. Spindale is also looking for a police chief after Chief Andy Greenway resigned July 9. Greenway left to take a job with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Glen Harmon is serving as acting police chief. Bland said the town has still been receiving applications for police chief job, but has not conducted interviews yet. Contact Dale via e-mail at ldale@thedigitalcourier.com.

Cindy Campfield, Isothermal Community College instructor, with clients in Compensatory Education.

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Life Services impacts many By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — Nothing glamorous. Nothing sexy. Just old-fashioned client services and programs for every participant at Rutherford Life Services. “At some level, everybody gets to participate,” says Larry Brown, the executive directory of RLS who has led the organization the past 15 years. Brown talked about all the programs offered through Life Services: Life Care Adult Day Care, Thunder Road, Spindale;

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The Learning Tree Child Development Center, McDonald Road, Forest City; and programs offered at Life Services, Fairground Road, Spindale. In addition to the programs already in place for seniors, children attending day care and the workshop clients, Brown talked about a new program for seniors with special needs who have no place to go during the summer. “There were no provisions for the 65 to 75 Please see Services, Page 20


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Local/State

Suspects charged in mailbox vandalism From staff reports

Rocks and other objects apparently are being thrown from this railroad trestle over U.S. 74. The area is posted with a no-trespassing sign. Garrett Byers/ Daily Courier

Rocks thrown from trestle hit cars By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — Four vehicles on U.S. 74 have been damaged over the last two weekends by objects apparently tossed from the railroad trestle near South Broadway Street. Linda Foster, Sajad Roberts and Tallant Annas each reported damage to property on Saturday night or Sunday morning at that location. One incident was reported last weekend. Assistant Police Chief Bob Ward, in citing the seriousness of the situation, said in one case a five-pound piece of concrete was used. Apparently rocks also are being dropped or thrown. “We’ve actually put a few extra patrols down that way,” Ward noted. “Throwing rocks off the bridge like that, people don’t understand that those things become a missile when a car is going 60 or 65 mph. At 65 mph, it is a lethal weapon. “Throwing those rocks down there could be assault with a deadly weapon. It is very serious. People have been killed across the United States. The assistant chief said the FCPD is very concerned about the matter. “I don’t think they realize how serious this thing is,” Ward said. “The Police Department is taking it very, very seriously, and we hope to catch whoever is doing it.” Ward urged anyone with information on the incidents to contact the Police Department. In April of this year, two North Carolina teenagers were charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Spartanburg, S.C., woman struck by a rock thrown onto a car from an overpass. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier A rock came through the windshield as the Here is a sample of the rocks at the trestle site. Rocks of varying sizes car passed under a bridge on the U.S. 74 near would be available to any person walking the trestle. Rockingham.

RUTHERFORDTON — Three men have been charged with a rash of mailbox vandalism cases and larcenies. Arrested Sunday afternoon are Adam Scott Dalton, 19, of 280 Lover’s Lane, Rutherfordton, injury to personal property and misdemeanor larceny; Aaron Lee Godfrey, 20, of 3330 Hudlow Road, Forest City, charged with injury to personal property and misdemeanor larceny; and James Matthew Johnson, 20, of 4420 Hwy. 64/74, Rutherfordton, charged with injury to personal property and misdemeanor larceny. All three men have been released from jail and placed under $10,000 unsecured bonds. They have an Aug. 26 court date. The incidents occurred between July 9 and July 10. Chief Deputy Jeff Buchanan said the arrests came as the result of an investigation by Deputy Patrick Wiseman and an eyewitness. The witness reported seeing the individuals in one vehicle one evening, vandalizing the mailboxes. The incident was reported and Wiseman began searching for the vehicle reported and a few days later was able to located the car and the arrests were made. Reporting damages to mailboxes were Jennifer Moore, Mamie Hamilton Road, Bostic; Michael Goode, Rock Corner Road, Forest City; Gerald Lane, Thompson Road, Rutherfordton, two mailboxes; Stewart Bradford, Rock Corner Road, Forest City; Vaughn Littlejohn, seven mailboxes; Nancey Stott, Sheppard’s Creek Road, Rutherfordton; three mailboxes; Joe Carpenter, one mailbox In addition to the mailboxes, other property was damaged. Mike Hunter reported the entry accents at 300 Janua Coeli, Rutherfordton were damaged; Pete Camp reported damage to the front of Apple Tuck & Associates, U.S. 221, Rutherfordton; and damage was reported to the school sign at Mt. Vernon-Ruth.

N.C. forecasters spot threats for baby boomers RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina is preparing for a coming bulge of baby boomers who are expected to be beefier and poorer than they would like. The second wave of boomers now 55 to 60 years old may find themselves in rough shape later from a combination of unhealthy living and poor personal finances, The News &

Observer of Raleigh reported Monday. North Carolina health statistics show that state residents between 55 and 64 years old exercise less and have more strokes than younger groups. They’re also more likely than any other group to gamble once or more a week and are increasingly using marijuana and other illegal drugs, the

newspaper reported. The indicators aren’t all bad. The state’s baby boomers smoke less than younger generations. Seven out of 10 eat green salad at least once a week, the highest figure for any age group. North Carolina researchers say the state’s over-60 population will grow by about 40 percent between 2009

and 2030, when their numbers outstrip the number of youths 17 and under. “I want to get the word out about the things people have to learn before they get to retirement,” said Joan Pellettier, 58, director of the Triangle J Area Agency on Aging, which coordinates aging programs in seven central North Carolina counties.

The state Center for Health Statistics says more than a third of state residents between 55 and 64 are obese. They’re bulkier than those a decade younger as well as those a decade older. One in six of this group has been told by a doctor that diabetes has affected his or her kidneys — again more than the next younger and next older group.


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here does one begin to tally the losses suffered by families across the country due to our ongoing economic struggles. Such a task would a daunting challenge — and a painful one. Suffice it to say that the pain has been significant. That is why when we hear stories such as the one about the Christian radio broadcaster and his partner who scammed $190 million from 1,200 unsuspecting investors, we cringe. What makes these types of cases especially distasteful is that typically our laws have treated these “white collar” crimes far differently. We pose this question: what is the difference between these con men and the burglar who takes your jewelry and your television set. Larceny is larceny. If there is any distinction at all, it should be in the degree of punishment. Stealing $190 million should add up to a lot of years in prison and a lot of restitution where possible.

Our readers’ views Comments on letter about Sherrod case To the editor: I read Tara Wright’s letter and thought of the bandwagon she talked about. I see she forgot to include the White House and the leader of USDA. It seems she wants to lay all the blame on the Tea Party and Fox News. If they had viewed the entire speech they would have seen in her message that racism is wrong. Why did they fire Shirley Sherrod before having all the facts? The word racist is used a lot by people today without all the facts. Until we realize that they are racist people in all groups and all races and not just one, we will have this one sided view. They are a lot of racist groups in this country, but the Tea Party is the only one that the main stream media wants to talk about. Again, a one-sided view. Mike Crain Rutherfordton

Questions video ads on county website To the editor: I just spent half an hour on the telephone with the representative of a company who is contracting with local businesses to do streaming video advertisements that are to be displayed on the Rutherford County Government website. When a representative from

this company called me earlier this week, I was so incredulous that the county government would actually be appearing to endorse one business over another, I called the county offices to verify that it was indeed happening and not a telemarketing scam. County Manager John Condrey confirmed that it was true. The man on the telephone, Thomas Frisbee, was very polite and walked me through some of the other county websites they have done videos for. It’s obvious that they do a great job at what they do. However, I think a more appropriate venue for this would be the Chamber of Commerce website, which he did say they intended to put mirror videos on. Participation is quite expensive; the cheapest option was $995 up to over $5,000 for a 60-second video. He went on to give me the speech that since my company is one of the best in Rutherford County, blah blah blah ... they chose me. My immediate question was is the county government getting any money out of this, and Frisbee said no. I don’t know where the money is going. I have had several instructional videos for online classes I have done made by a local videographer, one of them almost a half-hour long, and it didn’t cost anywhere near the $5,000 this company wants for a one-minute video. I know of many local busi-

nesses who are struggling financially at the moment, and who could not possibly afford to get involved in this venture. Should the county government look like they are only promoting the businesses who can afford to shell out the big bucks? No, they shouldn’t. I teach professional ethics to my peers in my profession, and to me, this whole thing raised the hair on the back of my neck. I am in total agreement that publicizing the beauty and availability of services in Rutherford County is a good thing. I just think it is a good thing that is better left to the Chamber or to the Tourism Development Authority. I don’t think our county government website should be giving the appearance of endorsing only those businesses who can spend that kind of money on advertising. Laura Allen Rutherfordton

Letter Policy The Daily Courier would like to publish letters from readers on any subject of timely interest. All letters must be signed. Writers should try to limit their submissions to 300 words. All letters must include a day and evening telephone number. The editors reserve the right to edit letters for libelous content. All submissions should be sent to The Editor, P.O. Box 1149, Forest City, NC, 28043. Letters may also be submitted via e-mail at dailycourier@thedigitalcourier.com or via our website at thedigitalcourier.com

Stock cars and bootleggers — the real story What is North Carolina’s favorite sport? For lots of North Carolinians it is stock car racing -- the NASCAR variety. Even those of us who are not NASCAR fans take pride in a sport that we think got its start here and has been a home to many of it heroes. We take pride in the North Carolina moonshiners who honed their stock car driving skills by outrunning the revenuers. It is a mythical fascination like we have for the outlaw pirates on our coastal waters 300 years ago. We worry when we read this week in the New York Times that television ratings for NASCAR in the important young men demographic (19-34 years old) declined by 29 percent last year. Could the age of NASCAR be over? Not likely. Not in our lifetimes. But there may have to be some changes in our views about the history of stock

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car racing and our state’s connection to it. We may have to share credit (or blame) for the beginnings of stock car racing. The challenge to North Carolina’s claim to a preeminent role in stock car racing history comes in a new book, Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France, by UNC-Asheville history professor Dan Pierce. Pierce’s entertaining discussion of the “hell of a fellow,” mill village, fairground red clay race track, and moonshine culture gives some credit to North Carolina for early stock car racing. But, he writes, big-time racing got its start before

World War 2 in Daytona Beach and Atlanta where big crowds and big prizes drew the best drivers. In these venues an ambitious young driver and promoter, Bill France, began a career that led to his successful effort to consolidate and control stock car racing. Ironically, it was bootlegging that led to a major shift of stock car racing to the Carolinas after the end of World War II. Led by Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill, drivers with bootlegging convictions were barred from the city’s Lakewood track. But many of the best and most popular drivers had been convicted of running moonshine. These popular drivers moved to new racetracks in the Carolinas. Bill France followed, promoting, building, and owning new tracks. Bootlegging had an under appreciated role in some of the new tracks. For instance, in

North Wilkesboro, France partnered with men connected to bootlegging interests. They developed one of North Carolina’s most important racetracks. The same group developed Occoneechee Speedway in Hillsborough. Pierce tells about another under-appreciated group with ties to bootlegging: mechanics. Without a car that had been modified to outrun the law enforcer’s chase vehicle, even the best driver would be in trouble. The modifications to the pre-war Ford V-8 increased speed significantly. According to former Charlotte Motor Speedway President Humpy Wheeler, the V-8 “became a race car in just a few days with the right hands working on it.” So, when the moonshine running drivers came to the track to race, their mechanics were key players on their teams.

Pierce’s story of the creation of the state’s only remaining major speedway and the running of the first World 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is worth the price of the book. Pierce ends his book with the retirement of Bill France in 1972. Thus, he does not cover the closing of the North Wilkesboro and Rockingham speedways, except his detailed description of how Bill France made NASCAR his family’s business, helps us understand why our historic connections were trumped by money. Maybe there is some consolation. Charlotte got the new NASCAR Hall of Fame. Its first inductees, other than Bill France and Bill, Jr., are all North Carolinians: Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Junior Johnson. Martin hosts UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, which airs Sundays at 5 p.m.


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Local/Obituaries/State

Man attacked with ball bat Obituaries From staff reports

FOREST CITY — A Rutherford County man is under a $50,000 secured bond on charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault inflicting serious injury for allegedly attacking another man with a baseball bat. Nehemiah Jarom McGee, 27, is facing those charges. He is listed by the Forest City Police Department as having a Spindale Street address. The Rutherford County Jail log shows him with a Reams Lane address. At about 7:50 p.m. Friday,

FCPD officers received a call to 338 Arlington St. concerning subjects fighting. The police incident report states, “Upon arrival, they found Roger Cornelius Smith on the floor. He had obviously been struck on the face multiple times.” When officers asked what had happened, Smith, 47, said Evelyn Louise Wright’s son, McGee, had hit him with a ball bat. Wright, 58, who also lives at the residence, was on the scene rendering aid to Smith. The FCPD report says, “They both said McGee got

Police Notes Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 264 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n Joe Talmadge Bowen reported the theft of sheet metal and an attempted breaking and entering. n Ralph E. Jones reported the theft of a pit bull and border collie mix dog. n The theft of two pairs of sunglasses was reported at Cleghorn Plantation, 183 Golf Circle, Rutherfordton. n The theft of letters from the school sign was reported at Mount Vernon Ruth Elementary School, 2785 Hudlow Road, Forest City. n Jennifer Lynn Morrow Moore reported vandalism to a mailbox. n The theft of fuel was reported at Ray’s Mini Mart, 4100 U.S. 221 South, Forest City. n Roger Carson reported the theft of a table saw and a welder. n Tiffany Marie Mackay reported the theft of a pocketbook. n Terry Charles Foschini reported steaks and other items taken. n Barbara Elizabeth Shelton reported the theft of various Harley Davidson items. n Earl Stephen Crowder reported the theft of a wallet. n Marcus Deanthony Trice reported damage to a 1998 Nissan Altima. n Steven Doug Ruff reported the theft of oak kitchen cabinets. n The theft of tools was reported by Green Cook Builders, 1451 N.C. 226, Casar. The thefts occurred at a construction site in Bostic. n James Timothy Curtis reported the theft of tools. n Dwayne Self reported a breaking and/or entering.

Rutherfordton

n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 56 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.

Spindale

n The Spindale Police Department responded to 57 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.

Lake Lure

n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to 15 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 108 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n Birch Beaver reported an incident of a lost or stolen wallet. The incident occurred on Cherry Mountain Street. n John Causby reported an incident of breaking and entering to an automobile and larceny. n Ebony Cooks reported the larceny of a green 2004 Hyundai Sonata. The incident occurred on Old Castle Lane. n Brandy Bennett reported an incident of damage to property. The incident occurred on West Spruce Street. n Robert Elliott reported breaking and entering to an

automobile and larceny. The incident occurred on West Main Street. n Timothy Williams reported a dog bite and a dog running at large. n An employee of Evans Auto Sales, on Webb Road in Ellenboro, reported a larceny. The incident occurred on North Powell Street.

Arrests n Eric Ray, 29, of Chapel Street, Forest City; charged with driving while impaired, possession of schedule IV controlled substance and failure to maintain a lane; placed under a $6,000 secured. n Willie Stroud, 43, of Old Connely Lane, Bostic; charged with second-degree trespassing; placed under a $100 secured bond. (FCPD) n Sheralee Upton, 22, of Hardin Road, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for possession of schedules II and IV controlled substance; released on a $3,000 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n Danny Hoyle Lynch, 48, of 221 Dock Ridge Road; charged with communicating threats; placed under a $500 secured bond. (RCSD) n Johnny Sherill Womick, 54, of 338 Prairie Road; charged with driving while impaired; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Robert Ray Watkins, 63, of 141 Bush Lane; charged with assault on a female; placed under a $5,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Melvin Bonner, 42, of 341 Maple Creek Road; charged with assault on a female; placed under a $5,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Garland Scott Goode, 42, of 571 Maple Creek Road; charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and resisting a public officer; placed under a $30,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Ronald Brandon Green, 30, of 301 Leonard Lane; charged with breaking and/ or entering and obtain property by false pretense; released on a $30,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Donnie Jerry Moore, 31, of 156 Ozzy Drive; charged with attempted break/ enter a motor vehicle, seconddegree trespassing, assault inflicting serious injury and resisting a public officer; placed under a $5,500 secured bond. (RCSD) n Robert Ray Watkins, 63, of 141 Bush Lane; charged with assault and battery; placed under a $5,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Larry Ray Hart, 64, of 130 Block Drive; charged with harassing phone call and communicating threats; placed under a 48-hour hold. (RCSD) n May Burgin Lynch, 53, of 543 Owens Chapel Road, Union Mills; charged with driving while impaired, consume while driving and open container; placed under a $1,500 secured bond. (RPD) n Thomas Ralph Watkins, 30, of 406 Oakland Road; charged with assault on a female; placed under a 48-hour hold. (SPD)

Citations Daniel Toms, 59, of Freeman Road, Bostic; cited

mad at Smith and started hitting him in the head with a ball bat.” The bat was recovered by officers, who report it had a broken handle. Smith was transported by the Rutherford County EMS to the emergency room at Rutherford Hospital. No information on Smith’s condition was available. Rutherford Hospital did not have any record of him being a patient there as of Monday afternoon.

Don McKinney Don McKinney, age 68 of Bostic, NC died suddenly on Monday, July 26, 2010, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later by The Padgett and King Mortuary.

Elaine Marie Hopkins

Elaine Marie Hopkins, 61, of Ellenboro, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Hospice House in Forest City. A native of South The FCPD reported that Kingstown, R.I., she was a McGee was found walking daughter of the late Bertrand on Old Caroleen Road, and and Anne Kinnecome officers arrested him. Tetreault. She was a homemaker and volunteered for Yokefellow and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Church Universal and Triumphant. Survivors include for an open container violaher husband, Stephen tion; released on a written Richard Hopkins Sr. of promise to appear. (FCPD) the home; three daughn Jeremane Shara Lytle, ters, Lisa Marie Hartman 23, of 161 S. Cleghorn St., of North Kingstown, R.I., Rutherfordton; cited for posCynthia Ann Scheller of session of less than ½ ounce Coventry, R.I., and Angela of marijuana and possesNicole Hopkins of North sion of drug paraphernalia. Brookfield, Mass.; one son, (RPD) n Nahjee Assem Foster, 19, Stephen Richard Hopkins Jr. of Salem, Mass.; three brothof 156 Carver St., Spindale; ers; and four grandchildren. cited for possession of less Memorial services will than ½ ounce of marijuana. take place at a later date in (RPD) n Melissa Sims West, 31, of Rhode Island. Memorials may be made 101 Carriage Place, Apt. 17, to Hospice of Rutherford Spindale; cited for driving County, P.O. Box 336, Forest while license revoked. (RPD) City, NC 28043. n May Burgin Lynch, 53, of 543 Owens Chapel Road, Online condolences may be made Union Mills; cited for posat www.crowemortuary.com. session of an open container of alcoholic beverage in the Ronald Carter passenger area of a motor Ronald Hughlet Carter III, vehicle. (RPD) 20, of Knoxville, Tenn., forn Phillip Frank Laughter, merly of Rutherfordton, died 48, of 4723 Emerald Glen Saturday, July 24, 2010. Drive, Douglasville, Ga.; Funeral arrangements cited for driving a truck in are incomplete and will a prohibited area, where be announced by Crowe’s trucks are required to use Mortuary. a designated truck route. (RPD) Randy Painter n Melkin C. Rodriguez, 22, of 150 Angela St., Forest Randy Painter, 42, of City; cited for driving withMooresboro, died Friday, out a license and speeding July 23, 2010, at Rutherford 40 mph in 25 mph zone. Hospital. (RPD) He was a native of Cherokee County, S.C. EMS/Rescue He worked in textiles and was of the Baptist Faith. n The Rutherford County Survivors include one EMS responded to 29 E-911 daughter, Summer Painter; calls Saturday and Sunday. two sons, Coty Painter n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory and Dylan Painter, all of Ellenboro; mother, Marie Nut Gorge EMS and Ledford of Mooresboro; Rutherford County Rescue two brothers, W.T. Painter responded to 16 E-911 calls of Mooresboro and Larry Saturday and Sunday. Painter of Forest City; one sister, Becky Cook of Forest Fire calls City. n Bostic firefighters Graveside services will be responded to a brush fire. held Wednesday at 1 p.m. n Cliffside firefighters at the Broad River Baptist responded to a brush fire. Church Cemetery with the n Chimney Rock firefight- Rev. Wayne Toney officiaters responded to an indusing. The family will receive trial fire alarm. friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 n Forest City firefighters p.m. the day of the service at responded to an industrial fire alarm and to a motor vehicle accident. n Green Hill firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm. n Hudlow firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident and to a residential fire alarm. n Spindale firefighters responded to a grass fire. n Union Mills firefighters responded to a brush fire and to a tree down.

N.C. boy survives injury from metal rod in his brain CHAPEL HILL (AP) — A North Carolina family is thankful for their 17-monthold son’s life after a gruesome household injury. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that Jessiah Jackson is free of any apparent brain damage after a neurosurgeon removed a metal part lodged two inches into the back of the boy’s brain. The boy had fallen off a chair at his family’s home in Wilmington and fell onto an L-shaped part from a pressure washer. He was rushed to University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where a neurosurgeon removed the metal after two hours of surgery.

Harrelson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.harrelsonfuneralhome. com.

Robert Hamilton Robert Lee Hamilton 58, of Spindale, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Service LLC.

Denali Hughes Denali Monique Hughes of Forest City died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Service LLC.

Annie Wright Annie Naomi Wright, 79, of Rutherfordton, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville. A native of Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Brownie Jenkins and Ruby Johnson Jenkins. She was a member of Oak Springs Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Twitty Wright. Survivors include two daughters, Sophia Monique Bartlett and Shriley Ann Wright, both of Sandy Mush; a son, Douglas Wright of Rutherfordton; two sisters, Nancy Gregg and Vivian Jenkins, both of Polkville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildnre. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oak Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Hollifield and Bill Kirk officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201. McMahans Funeral Home and Creamtion Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.mcmahansfuneralhome. com.

Vangie Van Dyke Vangie Van Dyke, 81, of 161 Jonestown Road, Golden Valley, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at Autumn Care Nursing Center in Forest City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.

News Briefs N.J. child drowns in S.C. resort pool

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A 7-year-old New Jersey boy has drowned in a swimming pool on the South Carolina coast. Horry County Deputy Coroner Chris Burroughs told multiple media outlets the boy drowned Sunday afternoon in a pool at the Seamist Resort in Myrtle Beach. Burroughs says the victim was Cedric Brown of Newark, N.J.

Man shoots himself after killing wife WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina sheriff’s deputies say a man shot and killed his wife and then wounded himself at their home. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that 57-year-old Rose Meyers of Lodge was found dead at her Colleton County home early Sunday. Deputies say 51-year-old Eli Marc Meyers is hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the neck.

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Carolina Notes N.C. eyes accommodating high-speed train service

Ongoing Foothills Harvest Ministry: This week, all t-shirts and shorts 50 cents.

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina is working on ideas to close roads and build bridges for a high-speed rail line that would carry trains at speeds up to 110 mph. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that a fresh round of public hearings begin Monday in Raleigh to give Wake County residents the chance to find out how they will be affected. Hearings also are planned for Tuesday in Henderson and Thursday in Franklinton. State Transportation Department officials want feedback as they refine a $2 billion plan to build the Raleighto-Richmond, Va., rail line. It’s part of a Southeast rail corridor that will eventually connect Charlotte, N.C., to Washington, D.C., with trains traveling at top speeds of 110 miles per hour.

Book sale: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation; hardback books, $1, paperback books 50 cents and some miscellaneous books four for $1; proceeds go to benefit Relay for Life. 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 posted at the store each day; this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon there will be a backyard Bible school for children. 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.

Troopers reporting decline in teen driver deaths

Rutherford County Adult Baseball League: Adult baseball registration for those 30 and older online at www.leaguelineup.com/ rcabl. Youth football and cheerleading sign-ups: For the Rutherfordton Raiders, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Crestview Park from 6 to 8 p.m.; for information, call Tammy, 980-2059.

Tuesday, July 27 Relay for Life fundraiser: Courtside Steaks will donate 10 percent of its proceeds today to Pink Ladies for Mammograms, sponsored by the Rutherford Hospital Cancer Resource Center. For more information, call Jaime Ingraham at 245-4596. HOPE Support Group: Tuesdays, at 6 p.m. at the Center of Living for any adult in the community who has lost a loved one. Offered at no cost by Hospice of Rutherford County. R-S Youth Football and Cheerleading sign-ups: 6 to 8 p.m., Spindale House; open to all children ages 5 to 12; cost is $50 for first child and $25 for each additional child for football and cheerleading; please bring a copy of birth certificate; last registration of the season, after July 31 late fees will apply. Little Detroit Museum meeting: 6:30 p.m, Bennett Classics Antique Auto Museum. Isothermal Amateur Radio Club meeting: 7 p.m., Rutherford County Annex; all amateur operators are invited; for information, call Don Whisnant 453-1698. Alanon meetings: Lake Lure Alanon Family Group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at Lake Lure Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure; call 625-0456 for information. Homeschool meeting: 7 p.m., Cornerstone Fellowship Church; Classical Conversations of Forest City is holding an informational meeting for any parent interested in homeschooling the classical way. For more information, call Lisa Eppinette at 245-4672.

Wednesday, July 28 Children’s summer reading program: Every Wednesday, 9 a.m., through Aug. 4, Union Mills Learning Center. Lunch and Learn: Noon, Ryan’s Restaurant; Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce; topic is “How can you make a profit and still run out of cash?;” 287-3090 or info@rutherfordcoc.com.

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Brantley Winn (l-r) his mother Julie Winn and his cousin, C.J. Robinson, enjoy river fun at the Rocky Broad late last week. They found the river delightful and a cool way to try and beat the heat. Temperatures are expected to be a bit coller this week and there is some much-needed rain in the forecast.

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Blood drive: 7:30 a.m. to noon, Tanner Company, 581 Rock Road, Rutherfordton; all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card; please call 287-4205 for further information or to schedule an appointment. Baked goods and homemade ice cream sale: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., State Employees Credit Union Rutherfordton Branch; benefits Relay for Life. Blood drive: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lowes; all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card; please call 351-1023 for information or to schedule an appointment.

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calls during the weekend. Two calls were dispatched by the communications center to Chimney Rock State Park for heat-related causes last week. On Friday, a young person became ill at the top of Exclamation Point, the highest peak in the park and Chimney Rock firefighters were dispatched to help transport her from the mountain. Mary Jaeger-Gale, general manager of the park said Monday morning, “The extreme heat we have been experiencing this summer has caused some heat-related issues for both our guests and our associates. “We are reminding all of our guests, especially those who are hiking, to drink plenty of water before they go and while they are on the trails. Since many of our associates work outside, we are encouraging them to drink water/Gatorade before they begin work and to continue drinking as much water as possible throughout the day to stay hydrated.” Matt Webber, director of marketing at Rutherford Hospital, said at least one person was treated in the hospital’s emergency room for a heatrelated illness and another person was admitted to the hospital for heatrelated illnesses. According to the North Carolina Drought Monitor data, 66 North Carolina counties remain Abnormally Dry and 18 counties have Moderate Dry conditions. Moderate Dry and Abnormally Dry are the two lowest drought classifications recorded. According to the National Weather Service, Asheville temperatures reached 92 degrees on Sunday, tying a record set in 2005. The average high temperature for this time of year is 84 degrees.

Heat Tips n Spend as much time as you can in cool surroundings. Use fans and air conditioners to cool your home. n Slow down and take it easy. Physical activity produces extra body heat. n Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose fitting clothing. Cotton is a light, airy fabric. n Wear a hat or use an umbrella to protect your head and neck when you are outdoors. n Drink plenty of water. Don’t wait until you are thirsty. By then, you may already be dehydrated. n Watch what you eat. Avoid eating hot foods or heavy meals. Use your stove as little as possible and cook during the coolest part of the day. n Take cool baths or showers. Cool water can remove body heat 25 times faster than cool air. n Avoid drinking alcohol. According to AP, the NWS also reported several other North Carolina cities set new record high temperatures. Raleigh broke a 61-year-old record with a reading of 102 degrees on Sunday. The previous high for July 25 was 98 degrees in 1949. In Charlotte, temperatures reached 101, surpassing the previous record of 100 degrees set in 1987. New Bern was a little cooler at 97 degrees, but that surpassed the record of 96 degrees set there in 1949. Weather forecasters report the heat was the result of a high pressure system that has brought in warm, moist air from the Southwest. Coolers temperatures are on the way, this week, as temperatures could be more than 10 degrees cooler than recent days.

The June decrease continued a five month trend of dropping unemployment rates in the county. January’s rate kicked off 2010 with 17.9 percent. The rate remained the same in February but dropped to 16.5 in March. April’s rate was 15.2 percent. The rate is down from June 2009 when it was 15.4 percent. “The June county data show that for many counties in the state, the unemployment rate has showed some level of improvement,” said ESC Chairman Lynn R. Holmes. “Unfortunately, there are still many counties where the rate of unemployment remains high. As always, our agency will respond to our customers who seek assistance in employment services and unemployment benefits. We also continue to serve North Carolina businesses that use our resources to recruit workers.” Miller said the Forest City location — like many across the state — had seen a surge of people filing for unemployment benefit extensions when Washington voted to pass an extension July 22. “We’ve had a real rush of people coming back since the unemployment benefits were extended last week,” Miller said. “This is for people who’s unemployment was stopped back in June. This has reactivated that, so the extension program will last through November.” The new bill doesn’t give the ESC any more money to work with, but changes deadlines for the various tiers of unemployment benefits. “There are four tiers of federal unemployment extension money,” Miller said. “It didn’t add any more tiers, but people can move from tier two to tier three or so forth.” Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

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RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says it is seeing a decrease in the number of teen driver fatalities across the state. The patrol said on Monday that it has investigated the deaths of 28 teen drivers so far this year. That compares with 47 such fatalities through the same period in 2009. Highway Patrol Col. Randy Glover says troopers will continue to look at ways on improving the numbers.

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Post 423 ousted at state tourney

Owls win Florida State player facing felony charges TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s Nigel Carr is facing suspension while authorities sort out a handful of charges against the junior linebacker from Jacksonville, including two felony charges. The 20-year-old was arrested by Tallahassee police Sunday on two counts of auto burglary, criminal mischief, credit card theft and fraud. The report also noted Carr was arrested July 22 for possession of marijuana. Coach Jimbo Fisher, who is in North Carolina for the annual Atlantic Coast Conference football kickoff gala, says the university’s policy is to suspend athletes facing felony charges.

BY MEGAN CROTTY Special to the Daily Courier

ASHEBORO — Rutherford Post 423 and Region 4 rival Cherryville Post 100 met Monday in a battle for their state tournament lives and Cherryville survived. Cherryville’s 10-2 win over Rutherford County was its third straight in the past week. The two teams battled for the Region 4 championship in a three-game series last week.

Forest City’s Reed Harper kept the Hi-Toms at bay in the third as the shortstop ranged to his left to glove a grounder and fired an off balance strike across the diamond for a big out. Thomasville took a 1-0 lead in the fourth as the ninth-place hitter Kevin Sanders ripped a pitch down the third base line to collect the RBI. The Hi-Toms tacked on a run in the next inning, but it could have been much worse had Tarran Senay not nailed a runner at the plate for a put out. The fine defensive play kept the game

Cherryville, coached by East Rutherford head coach Bobby Reynolds, won its second straight game after losing its tournament opener while Rutherford County dropped its second straight after winning its tourney first round game. “When you’re down that early in this tournament, it’s tough to come back,” said Post 423 coach Sam Hooper, whose squad was making its first tournament appearance since 2001. “Mosteller and Drew got the job done. But, we’re getting our program back where it needs to be. These guys don’t quit, they’re a great group.” “We knew it’d be difficult, having to beat a good team three times,” Cherryville reliever Drew Reynolds said. “We’re definitely optimistic now.” Cherryville moves on to play Whiteville today. Blake Mosteller got the start for Post 100 and took the win, allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and two walks in five innings of work. Reynolds, who starred on East Rutherford’s state 2A championship team this past spring, finished the game, pitching four innings of one-hit ball and striking out two while walking one.

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Virginia Tech picked as ACC favorite GREENSBORO (AP) — Virginia Tech is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hokies earned 50 of a possible 98 votes from media members attending the league’s two-day preseason media event. Florida State was the runaway choice in the league’s Atlantic Division and was second to the Hokies with 26 votes. In addition, Seminoles quarterback Christian Ponder was picked preseason player of the year. The Hokies were chosen to win the Coastal Division, followed by Miami, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia. Following the Seminoles in the Atlantic were Clemson, Boston College, North Carolina State, Wake Forest and Maryland. The division winners meet Dec. 4 in Charlotte in the league title game.

Appalachian State picked to win SoCon SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Appalachian State is the consensus choice to win its sixth straight Southern Conference football championship. Preseason ballots by the league’s coaches and media members have the Mountaineers out front. Appalachian State got seven of the nine first-place votes from the coaches and 22 of 30 submitted by media to finish first in the polls released Monday. The Mountaineers have won the past five league titles, including a shared crown with Wofford in 2007. They have 20 starters back, including nine on offense. Elon is second and Furman third in both ballots. Chattanooga was picked fourth by the media, followed by Wofford, Samford, Georgia Southern, Western Carolina and Citadel.

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The Owls’ Dusty Quattlebaum (15) makes a fast dash to first during the action against Thomasville at McNair Field Monday.

Owls clip Hi-Toms, 7-2 By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

Forest City was out-hit 10-6, but the Owls made the most of their chances, using a four-run eighth inning, to down the Thomasville Hi-Toms, 7-2, at McNair Field Monday night. Thomasville made an early bid to get on the board first as they loaded the bases with two outs in the second. Kyle Putnam however, induced a grounder to third to escape the jam. Early on, Forest City had trouble making contact as only one ball made it to the outfield through the first two frames.

RUTHERFORDTON ELIMINATED

Zach Norville fields a grounder during action Sunday in the state Junior League All-Star Tournament in Brevard. The heat was definitely a factor in the games played in Brevard. Rutherfordton started strong, but eventually fell to King, 10-4. Dustin McEntire went 2 for 3 with a double and Joel McDaniel went 2 for 3. Other players with hits included Norville, Connor Dailey, Will Owens, and Josh Hendrix. Rutherfordton ended its season in the top six teams in the state.

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CPL BASEBALL Forest City at Gastonia, 7 p.m.

On TV 7 p.m. (TS) MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2) WNBA Basketball San Antonio Silver Stars at New York Liberty. 8 p.m. (FSCR) MLB Baseball Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers. (WGN-A) MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros. 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2) WNBA Basketball Phoenix Mercury at Seattle Storm. From KeyArena in Seattle.

ACC’s two new coaches aren’t that new GREENSBORO (AP) — Jimbo Fisher walked into the ballroom at the Atlantic Coast Conference media days Monday and immediately reminded everyone of his predecessor. “Dadgum!” he said, seemingly startled to find some two dozen reporters wanting to talk to him. “This is like a birthday party — everybody’s supposed to bring a present. “Dadgum!” Bobby Bowden is no longer in

charge at Florida State, but sometimes their new head man still sounds like the longtime Seminoles coach. And after spending two years as FSU’s coach-in-waiting, Fisher doesn’t have to wait anymore. Just as Florida State is Fisher’s team now, the Virginia Cavaliers belong to Mike London — a two-time assistant in Charlottesville. Turns out the ACC’s two newest coaches aren’t all that new to the league.

“Sometimes people say I’m like coach Bowden. Sometimes people say I’m different,” said Fisher, who also won a national title with Nick Saban at LSU. “I’m just me. I don’t try to look at it that way. People always talk about Coach Bowden and Nick to me. ... Two different styles can be successful, and the thing about both of them, they’re their own person. They don’t Please see ACC, Page 9


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National League

East Division W L Pct 57 41 .582 53 46 .535 50 49 .505 49 49 .500 42 57 .424 Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 55 44 .556 Cincinnati 55 45 .550 Milwaukee 47 53 .470 Chicago 45 54 .455 Houston 40 58 .408 Pittsburgh 34 64 .347 West Division W L Pct San Diego 58 39 .598 San Francisco 56 43 .566 Los Angeles 53 46 .535 Colorado 51 48 .515 Arizona 37 62 .374

Atlanta Philadelphia New York Florida Washington

NASCAR Sprint Cup-Brickyard 400 Results At Indianapolis Motor Speedway GB — 4 1/2 7 1/2 8 15 1/2 GB — 1/2 8 1/2 10 14 1/2 20 1/2 GB — 3 6 8 22

Sunday’s Games Florida 5, Atlanta 4, 11 innings Philadelphia 4, Colorado 3 San Diego 6, Pittsburgh 3 Houston 4, Cincinnati 0 Milwaukee 8, Washington 3 L.A. Dodgers 1, N.Y. Mets 0 San Francisco 3, Arizona 2, 10 innings St. Louis 4, Chicago Cubs 3, 11 innings Monday’s Games Philadelphia 5, Colorado 4 Chicago Cubs at Houston, late. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, late Florida at San Francisco, late Tuesday’s Games Arizona (R.Lopez 5-9) at Philadelphia (Hamels 7-7), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 8-6) at Washington (Strasburg 5-2), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 14-5) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Lilly 3-8) at Houston (Myers 7-6), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Volquez 1-1) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 9-4), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 4-9) at Colorado (De La Rosa 3-2), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 8-5) at San Diego (Garland 9-6), 10:05 p.m. Florida (Jo.Johnson 10-3) at San Francisco (M.Cain 8-8), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Florida at San Francisco, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. American League

East Division W L Pct 63 35 .639 60 38 .612 55 44 .556 51 49 .505 31 68 .316 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 53 44 .546 Minnesota 53 46 .535 Detroit 51 47 .520 Kansas City 42 56 .429 Cleveland 41 58 .418 West Division W L Pct Texas 58 41 .586 Los Angeles 52 49 .515 Oakland 50 48 .510 Seattle 39 60 .394

New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore

GB — 2 1/2 8 1/2 13 32 1/2 GB — 1 2 1/2 11 1/2 12 1/2 GB — 7 7 1/2 19

Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 12, Kansas City 6 Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 2 Toronto 5, Detroit 3, 1st game Minnesota 10, Baltimore 4 Oakland 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Seattle 4, Boston 2 Detroit 6, Toronto 5, 2nd game Texas 6, L.A. Angels 4 Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 3, Cleveland, 2 Toronto 9, Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 0 Minnesota at Kansas City, late Seattle at Chicago White Sox, late Boston at L.A. Angels, late Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 13-3) at Cleveland (Tomlin 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Millwood 2-9) at Toronto (R.Romero 7-7), 7:07 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 12-5) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 8-9), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 9-6) at Texas (Cl.Lee 9-4), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 12-6) at Kansas City (Chen 5-4), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Rowland-Smith 1-9) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 5-8), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 9-5) at L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 9-6), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Minnesota at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

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close for the Owls who were no hit through five innings It was Senay who finally got the Owls in the hit column in the sixth as he roped a double to left center to leadoff the frame in which the Owls plated three runs.

(Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet 2. (9) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet 3. (7) Greg Biffle, Ford 4. (6) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet 5. (15) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet 6. (10) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet 7. (19) Carl Edwards, Ford 8. (23) Kyle Busch, Toyota 9. (34) Joey Logano, Toyota 10. (14) Kurt Busch, Dodge 11. (3) Mark Martin, Chevrolet 12. (13) Matt Kenseth, Ford 13. (24) Kasey Kahne, Ford 14. (26) Paul Menard, Ford 15. (18) Denny Hamlin, Toyota 16. (16) A J Allmendinger, Ford 17. (5) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet 18. (31) Bill Elliott, Ford 19. (11) Brad Keselowski, Dodge 20. (28) David Ragan, Ford 21. (41) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota 22. (2) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet 23. (8) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet 24. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford 25. (30) Scott Speed, Toyota 26. (12) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota 27. (17) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet 28. (29) David Reutimann, Toyota 29. (43) Jacques Villeneuve, Toyota 30. (25) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge 31. (36) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet 32. (1) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet 33. (22) Regan Smith, Chevrolet 34. (42) Kevin Conway, Ford 35. (32) Reed Sorenson, Toyota 36. (21) Robby Gordon, Toyota 37. (39) Todd Bodine, Toyota 38. (27) Elliott Sadler, Ford 39. (20) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet 40. (33) Joe Nemechek, Toyota 41. (40) Dave Blaney, Toyota 42. (37) Michael McDowell, Toyota 43. (35) Max Papis, Toyota

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Reduced the suspension of Baltimore INF Ty Wigginton from three to two games. Suspended L.A. Dodgers minor league OF Prentice Reman 100 games for his second positive test for a banned amphetamine and Milwaukee minor league 3B Allixon Cequea, OF Erickson Salaya and RHP Leonard Lorenzo, Detroit minor league RHP Jose Valdez and Oakland minor league RHP Leudis Benzant 50 games for testing positive for steroids under baseball’s minor league drug program. American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled C Jose Morales from Rochester (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Signed 3B Kellen Sweeney. National League NEW YORK METS — Placed C Rod Barajas on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 25. Selected the contract of INF Mike Hessman from Buffalo (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Promoted LHP Corey Hamman from Altoona (EL) to Indianapolis (IL). American Association BASKETBALL

Lap Leaders: J.Montoya 1-16; L.Cassill 17; K.Conway 18; J.Nemechek 19; J.Johnson 20; J.Montoya 21-37; M.Martin 38-47; G.Biffle 48-49; J.Montoya 50-62; G.Biffle 63-98; C.Edwards 99; J.Montoya 100-139; J.McMurray 140-144; K.Harvick 145-149; J.McMurray 150-160. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Montoya, 4 times for 86 laps; G.Biffle, 2 times for 38 laps; J.McMurray, 2 times for 16 laps; M.Martin, 1 time for 10 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 5 laps; C.Edwards, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Johnson, 1 time for 1 lap; K.Conway, 1 time for 1 lap; L.Cassill, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Nemechek, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. K.Harvick, 2,920; 2. J.Gordon, 2,736; 3. D.Hamlin, 2,660; 4. J.Johnson, 2,659; 5. Ku.Busch, 2,658; 6. Ky.Busch, 2,630; 7. J.Burton, 2,615; 8. M.Kenseth, 2,573; 9. T.Stewart, 2,544; 10. C.Edwards, 2,496; 11. G.Biffle, 2,462; 12. C.Bowyer, 2,446.

Golf 2010 Ryder Cup Points Matches At The Celtic Manor Resort Newport, Wales Oct. 1-3, 2010

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5,726.49 3,364.58 3,280.09 3,238.31 2,938.61 2,760.46 2,629.21 2,644.28 2,509.43 2,378.97 2,526.69 2,486.47 2,351.77 1,925.50 2,083.69

422.01 271.21 244.15 229.19 213.02 211.24 190.42 181.58 176.27 160.86

European Points Lee Westwood (Eng) 3,446,137.87 Graeme McDowell (NIr) 2,225,305.78 Ian Poulter (Eng) 2,205,624.99 Rory McIlroy (NIr) 1,918,290.61

Andrew Ciencin then drove in Forest City’s first run the hard way as he was plunked with the bases loaded. Danny Canela then came up with big hit as he delivered a two-run single just over a leaping third baseman. Forest City made a bid to pad the lead in the next at bat, but Dusty Quattlebaum struck out on three pitches to leave the

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National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Signed F Josh Powell. BOSTON CELTICS — Re-signed G/F Marquis Daniels. CHICAGO BULLS — Signed F/C Kurt Thomas. NEW JERSEY NETS — Named Bobby Marks assistant general manager. TORONTO RAPTORS — Signed F Linas Kleiza to a multiyear contract. Women’s National Basketball Association MINNESOTA LYNX — Acquired G Alexis Hornbuckle from Tulsa for G Rashanda McCants. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Named Robert Gulliver executive vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer and Paul Hicks executive vice president of communications and government affairs. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed QB Mike Teel to a two-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed RB Montario Hardesty to a multiyear contract. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed DE Mike Neal. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Promoted running backs coach Eric Bieniemy to assistant head coach/offense. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Signed OT Charles Brown to a four-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS_Released WR Jared Perry.

“Mosteller made it so we didn’t have to go to the (bullpen) so quickly,” Cherryville coach Bobby Reynolds said. At the plate, Cherryville had 14 hits, led by Bryan DaCanal, who went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. Tipper Crisson went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, and Trey Drewery went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Travis Blake went 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Thomas Bess went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Luke Kiser chipped in a double and a run scored. “We swing the bats good and came out and jumped on them early,” Drew Reynolds said. “We needed to do that, especially with an inexperienced guy on the mound. But, (Mosteller) settled down and did what he had to do.” Despite all of the hits, Post 100 still stranded 11 runners on base, leaving the bases loaded in the second and third innings. Still, the squad jumped to a 5-0 lead after the first half-inning. Rutherford County starter Cameron Wilkins took the loss, giving up five runs on five hits with one strikeout and no walks in one-third of an inning. Shortstop Danny Fraga was the only player with multiple hits for Rutherford County, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Kyle Holmstrom had a double and a run scored, while Stephen Crowe notched a double and an RBI. Jonathan Hamlet also had a double. After Cherryville got off to a 5-0 start, Rutherford responded with two runs on two hits in the bottom of the first inning. But, that was all Post 423 saw on the scoreboard for the rest of the game. Rutherford County didn’t see a baserunner go past second. Post 100, meanwhile, didn’t score again until the fifth, despite loading the bases in the second and third. Cherryville scored two runs in the fifth, one in the seventh and two more in the eighth.

Whiteville 17, Rutherford 8

ASHEBORO — After notching a run-rule win in its tournament opener, Whiteville Post 137 followed with a marathon 17-8 win over Rutherford County Post 423 on Sunday in the winner’s bracket of the 2010 North Carolina American Legion Tournament at McCrary Park. HOCKEY National Hockey League The game lasted 3 hours, 35 minutes, surpassNASHVILLE PREDATORS — Signed D Ryan ing Saturday’s 3-hour, 26-minute affair between Parent to a two-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Named Tod Leiweke Rutherford County and Rocky Mount. chief executive officer. “We’re exhausted,” Whiteville coach Dean Sasser VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Signed F Mason Raymond to a two-year contract. said. “Rutherford’s a good team; they didn’t give American Hockey League MANITOBA MOOSE — Signed LW Shawn in.” Weller. Whiteville scored eight runs in the top of the fourth inning and then held on for the win. Post SOCCER 137 plays the winner of the Cary-Randolph County Major League Soccer CHICAGO FIRE — Traded M Justin Mapp to game tonight at 7:30 p.m., while Post 423 takes on Philadelphia for allocation money. Cherryville at 12:30 p.m. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Waived M Post 137 starter Ryan Gibson grabbed the win, Michael Videira. allowing four runs on six hits with three strikeCOLLEGE outs and four walks in five innings of work. ALABAMA — Named Kevin Dunn assistant volAt the plate, J.K. Sealey went 3-for-5 with a leyball coach. BOWLING GREEN — Named Jermaine Truax double, three RBIs and three runs scored, while director of compliance and certification. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON — Named Mike Chase Rhodes went 3-for-5 with a double and Barroqueiro women’s interim soccer coach. three runs scored. Ryan Collins went 2-for-5 with CONNECTICUT COLLEGE — Named Chris O’Brien men’s and women’s tennis coach and three RBIs and two runs scored, and Gibson went men’s and women’s assistant squash coach. 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and a run INDIANA STATE — Announced the resignation of offensive coordinator Troy Walters who will scored. Justin Britt went 2-for-6 with an RBI. become wide receivers coach at Texas A&M. Rutherford County starter Dylan Hipp took the JAMES MADISON — Extended the contracts of women’s lacrosse coach Shelley Klaes- loss, allowing nine runs — seven earned — on Bawcombe through 2015 and women’s soccer five hits with one strikeout and five walks in 3 1/3 coach Dave Lombardo, cross country coach Dave Rinker and director of track and field and innings. cross country Bill Walton through 2014. Hipp led Post 423 at the plate, going 3-for-5 MONTANA STATE-NORTHERN — Named Juliann Keller women’s assistant basketball with a double and a run scored, while Jonathan coach. NORTHWESTERN STATE — Named Darren Hamlet went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs Back women’s assistant soccer coach. and a run scored. Danny Fraga went 2-for-6 with PFEIFFER — Named Amy Yates softball coach. SUSQUEHANNA — Announced the resignation a run scored. of director of athletic communications Robert “We got down big early,” Rutherford coach Sam Healy III. Named Katie Meier director of athletics Hooper said. “We weren’t doing anything well in communications. SYRACUSE — Named Justin Moore women’s all facets of the game. I’m proud of the guys for rowing coach. UNC GREENSBORO — Named Jessica Schmidt hanging in there and making it interesting. That’s and Steven Hassen assistant cross country our team; they never quit.” coaches. Rutherford got on the scoreboard first. Fraga led off the bottom of the first inning with a single to right and scored as Hipp tally at 3-2. Whiteville answered in the top of the third. The Owls also threatened in Derrick Bracey notched a one-out single to leftthe eighth, putting runners on center and Sealey was hit by a pitch, putting the corners with no outs. runners at first and second. Collins ground out Colin Durborow then delivered to the pitcher, advancing both runners. Ronald a sacrifice fly to add some insur- Thompson hit a shot to Post 423 second baseman ance. Will Skinner also colKyle Holmstrom, but he bobbled the ball, allowlected an RBI in the inning, but ing Bracey to score and Sealey to move to third. it was Konstine Diamaduros’ Sealey then scored on a wild pitch, making it 2-1 two-run double that broke the Post 137. game open as Forest City took a While Rutherford went in order in the bottom 7-2 led. of the third, Whiteville got hot in the top of the fourth, loading the bases four times and scoring eight runs on five hits and an error to go ahead 10-1. Holmstrom led off the bottom of the fourth with a walk and scored on Hamlet’s two-out single to left to cut Whiteville’s lead to eight. Derek Deaton drew a walk to load the bases, but Tyler Byers struck out, ending the inning. Post 137 added three more runs in the fifth on two hits and an error to go ahead 13-2. Once again, a Rutherford batter — Dakota Whitaker — led off with a walk. Post 423 loaded the bases with one out on consecutive hits from Holmstrom and Hipp. Stephen Crowe ground out to second, scoring Whitaker, but Nick Houser struck out, leaving his team trailing 13-3 after five complete. Rhodes led off the sixth with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch, took third on a groundout and scored on Collins’ infield single. Rutherford, meanwhile, saw Hamlet notch an inning-leading solo home run over the left-center fence and Derek Deaton reach third on an error and score on a Whitaker grownup, making it 14-5 Post 137. While Whiteville went in order in the seventh, post 423 attempted a comeback, loading the bases three times and scoring three runs to cut Post 137s lead to six. Whiteville responded with two runs in the top of the eighth, while Rutherford stranded two baesrunners in the bottom. Post 137 scored its final run in the top of the ninth on hits from Rhodes and Sealey, while Rutherford stranded two baserunners in the bottom.


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Tar Heels are trying to move forward

Contador wins third Tour title

GREENSBORO (AP) — T.J. Yates would love to talk more about all the good things going on at North Carolina: the stout defense, the higher-than-usual expectations, a nationally televised opener against LSU. Instead, the quarterback is answering questions about an NCAA investigation into whether two teammates received improper benefits from an agent. “As of right now ... we’re going into the season as (though) we’re going to be full strength,� Yates said Sunday. “We can’t be thinking any other thing because we just don’t want it to affect us. If you put too much focus on the other stuff going on, in and around (you), I think that’ll distract us from what our goals are as a team and distract us going into training camp.� Yates and defensive end Robert Quinn fielded questions about the investigation during the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff preseason event, marking the first time any Tar Heel player has commented about the inquiry. Coach Butch Davis made his first comments Thursday, saying the probe “kind of came out of left field� and that his program is cooperating with the investigation. The probe is focused on senior defensive tackle Marvin Austin and senior receiver Greg Little. The school has said little, with athletic director Dick Baddour confirming only that the NCAA had visited the campus to investigate an unnamed sports program. Before Yates and Quinn sat down, team spokesman Kevin Best reminded reporters that the players couldn’t comment on the specifics of the inquiry. The questions came anyway — though Yates didn’t sound surprised considering how many questions he said he gets from friends and fans. “It’s kind of annoying a little bit because this team and our fans should be worried about football — and strictly football — and how this team is getting prepared for this season,� Yates said. Quinn, who lines up with Austin on the defensive line, said the players can’t worry about something they can’t control. “We’re going to prepare every day,� Quinn said. “That’s all we can do. If something happens, it happens. But as of now, everybody’s there and that’s it.� The Tar Heels are preparing for their fourth season under Butch Davis in Chapel Hill. He has guided the program to consecutive eightwin seasons, which includes the program’s first back-to-back bowl seasons since the late 1990s when Mack Brown left for Texas. The Tar Heels are expected to contend for the ACC’s Coastal Division title behind a defense that returns nine starters from a unit that ranked among the nation’s best last year. Austin — a 6-foot-3, 310-pound tackle — was projected as a high draft pick before opting to return to school for his final season instead of heading to the NFL. Little became the team’s top receiver last season, coming up with 20 catches for 315 yards and two touchdowns in the final three games. He finished with a teambest 62 catches for 724 yards and five scores. Losing either — let alone, both — would be a blow for the Tar Heels as they prepare for their opener against the Tigers in Atlanta on Sept. 4.

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try to be anybody (else) — Nick tries to be Nick, and Bobby always tried to be Bobby. “And so the greatest lesson I can learn from both of them — Jimbo has to be Jimbo.� That’s all the Seminoles wanted him to be in December 2007 when they named him the eventual replacement for the 80-year-old Bowden. Fisher arrived in Tallahassee, Fla., before the ’07 season to run the offense, following a successful run at LSU under Saban in which they won the title following the 2003 season, and kept Florida State among the ACC’s leaders in total offense, averaging 420.5 yards last season. Now the Seminoles hope their

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Jamie McMurray, left, and car owner Chip Ganassi celebrate on the start-finish line after McMurray won the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis Sunday.

McMurray gets victory in the Brickyard 400 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jamie McMurray followed teammate Juan Pablo Montoya around and around historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, almost resigned to settling for a second-place finish. McMurray had already won one big race this year and as a firm believer in fate, he figured Sunday’s Brickyard 400 was Montoya’s chance to celebrate. Only it didn’t play out that way. Not even close. Montoya suffered a heartbreaking defeat for the second consecutive year at Indy, opening the door for McMurray to become just the third driver in NASCAR history to win the Brickyard 400 and Daytona 500 in the same year. “I really believe that this was Juan’s weekend,� a sympathetic McMurray said. “I’m looking with 15 or 20 laps to go and Juan is leading — not that I was content — but, if this is the way it’s supposed to be, then that’s just the way it is.� The win was huge for EarnhardtGanassi Racing, which this time last year was struggling to prove the team was stable and capable of competing for wins. On Sunday, Chip Ganassi became the first team owner to win the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 in the same season. Scott Dixon also got him a victory in the IRL race in Canada. “When Juan was leading and I was in second, I am a big believer in fate, and I thought this was just the way it is meant to be,� McMurray said. “I won the 500, Dario (Franchitti) won the Indy 500 and Juan is gonna win this race. I really thought it was his day.� It was pit strategy that sunk Montoya, who started from the pole and led 86 of the 160 laps only to finish 32nd.

familiarity with Fisher — and his familiarity with the same Florida State offense he orchestrated in the 1980s at Salem and Samford for Bowden’s son Terry — can simplify the transition. The Seminoles were the preseason pick by media members to win the Atlantic Division despite the handoff from one of the two winningest coaches in Bowl Subdivision history to someone who has been proclaimed a rising star but nevertheless has never been a head coach. “That’s expectations, and that’s part of being at Florida State. That’s why I wanted the job,� Fisher said. London got the job at Virginia under difference circumstances — he replaced Al Groh, his former boss who was fired after nine seasons. London was

A late caution for debris sent the field to pit road with Montoya as the leader, and crew chief Brian Pattie called for a four-tire stop. McMurray crew chief Kevin “Bono� Manion went the opposite direction, settling for a two-tire stop in what Ganassi characterized as a “split strategy� that would ensure the organization would benefit from one of the two calls. “The only reason we could do that is because we knew (Montoya) was going for four,� Ganassi said. “As a team, we had sort of both strategies covered there, I guess.� As six cars, led by McMurray, beat Montoya off pit road, he immediately questioned the decision. The four tires put him in seventh on the restart with 18 laps to go, and he vented over his radio how difficult it was to pass in traffic. Trying hard to drive back to the front, he lost control of his Chevrolet and crashed hard into the wall before bouncing into Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car. Montoya drove his battered car directly to the garage and did not comment as he left the track. “We had a rough day. Great car and great team effort. Nice to see the 1 car win. I know it means a lot for Chip,� he later posted on his Twitter page. A year ago, he led 116 laps before a late speeding penalty cost him the victory. Pattie took the blame for Sunday’s failure, “bad call. Crew chief error. We should have taken two tires,� and the rest of Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing teetered along the fine line of celebrating for McMurray while sympathizing with Montoya. “I know he’s mad,� Ganassi said of Montoya. “I’m sure he’s mad. But he’s over it. It’s racing. This is what he does for a living.�

PARIS (AP) — Alberto Contador won his third Tour de France in four years on Sunday, heralding the arrival of a new cycling superstar even as seven-time champion Lance Armstrong finished the race for the last time. The 27-year-old Spaniard sealed the victory after holding off a challenge from main rival Andy Schleck of Luxembourg in Saturday’s individual time trial. Their battle for the title provided a glimpse of what should become the tour’s next great rivalry. They dueled wheel-to-wheel until separated in Stage 15, when Schleck’s chain broke on a climb in the Pyrenees, then again on a lung-busting ride up the Col du Tourmalet that was the highlight of the race. Schleck finished 39 seconds back, and Denis Menchov of Russia was third overall. Mark Cavendish of Britain claimed his fifth stage victory this Tour and 15th in his career in a sprint at the end of the 20th and final stage — largely a ceremonial 63.7-mile course from Longjumeau to Paris. Contador exchanged hugs with his Astana teammates, who began chanting “Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole� on the Champs-Elysees, where thousands of fans lined the route to cheer the cyclists. Armstrong completed his last Tour in 23rd place, 39:20 after Contador, his former teammate and rival. It was a far cry from the Texan’s solid third-place finish in 2009, his return from a four-year retirement from the Tour. Armstrong’s last ride in his beloved race began in controversy and ended under a cloud of suspicion, following accusations by former teammate Floyd Landis that Armstrong used performanceenhancing drugs to win. Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour title after a positive test and later admitted doping. His allegations against Armstrong and others helped launch a federal investigation. Armstrong has never tested positive and as he has in the past, again denied any involvement in doping. On Sunday, his RadioShack team was temporarily barred from starting for wearing an improper jersey — and the race started about 15 minutes late as a result. TV images showed Armstrong and his teammates putting on normal jerseys with their correct race numbers after they tried to wear a black jersey with “28� on the back. The figure was chosen to honor the 28 million people fighting cancer, one of the themes Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation focuses on. But International Cycling Union officials said Armstrong and his RadioShack teammates had to change their jerseys and wear the official race numbers, according to UCI rules. Contador sipped champagne during the leisurely ride and held up three fingers to signal his third Tour win. His Astana team was likely to quash any attempt for Schleck to break away Sunday — and they had a playful ride. Also during the ride, Contador, who is known as ’El Pistolero’ for his trademark finger-firing gesture, took a blue plastic squirt gun and sprayed photographers.

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California’s Attorney General Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles Monday. Brown, said Monday he has subpoenaed hundreds of records from the Los Angeles suburb under investigation for sky-high salaries paid to its leaders, and demanded to see employment contracts from the city of Bell within 48 hours to determine whether to file charges.

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BELL, Calif. (AP) — Four members of the City Council under scrutiny for receiving annual salaries of about $100,000 to run this small, workingclass city said Monday they intend to drastically reduce their pay. The council planned to take the action at its Monday night meeting, according to a statement issued by the city. Bell’s city manager, police chief and assistant city manager all resigned last week, days after it was revealed they were making salaries totaling $1.6 million a year. The six-figure salaries at City Hall have prompted backlash from the community and investigations by the California attorney general and county district attorney. Bell is a largely blue-collar city southeast of Los Angeles with about 40,000 people, about 17 percent of whom live in poverty. California Attorney General Jerry Brown, a candidate for governor, said he had subpoenaed hundreds of records from the city. He demanded to see employment contracts within two days to determine whether to file any charges. “The real question is what were they thinking?” Brown said. “What was the atmosphere in Bell that would allow this and make it plausible at least to the members of the City Council.”

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EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A jury has found a south Texas man guilty of capital murder for beheading his common-law wife’s three children in 2003. The Hidalgo County jury deliberated for about three hours Monday before returning its verdict. It was the second trial for 29-year-old John Allen Rubio of Brownsville. A state appeals court overturned his previous conviction and death sentence in 2007, saying the children’s mother had wrongly been allowed to testify. Bodies of the three children, all younger than 4, were found on March 11, 2003, in a squalid Brownsville apartment. Rubio initially said he killed them because they were possessed. The trial now moves to a punishment phase, in which prosecutors plan to again seek the death penalty.

Victims misidentified after fatal accident

PHOENIX (AP) — Instead of planning Abby Guerra’s funeral, family and friends hope for her recovery after learning that Arizona authorities misidentified her in an auto accident. Guerra was initially listed as having died at the scene of the July 18 crash, and her friend, Marlena Cantu, as one who survived, though badly bruised with a swollen face. Cantu, 21, was actually killed, and Guerra, 19, was in critical condition with a brain injury, broken back, collapsed lung and other injuries. Guerra’s family had spent the past week planning her funeral, and teammates from her University of Evansville soccer team in Indiana planned to fly to Phoenix to attend it. They rushed to her bedside

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Conn. firefighters killed fighting residence fire HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has ordered flags at half-staff in honor of two Bridgeport firefighters who died battling a house fire. Forty-year-old Lt. Steven Velasquez and 49-year-old Michel (MIHCH’ ul) Baik were dispatched Saturday to the third floor of the residence to rip down the ceiling, reach hot spots and search for anyone trapped. City fire officials say the two men were found unconscious after they sent out mayday calls. They were pronounced dead at hospitals. Fire Captain Ed McCann told The Hartford Courant that smoke inhalation may have caused the deaths. Autopsies are to be performed. No residents of the house were injured.

The grass-roots Bell Association to Stop the Abuse had threatened to recall the council members if they didn’t resign or slash their own pay. The salaries exploded into public view after a Los Angeles Times investigation, based on California Public Records Act requests, showed the city payroll was bloated with sixfigure salaries: n Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo made $787,637 a year, getting a series of raises since being hired in 1993 at $72,000. President Barack Obama makes $400,000. n Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia made $376,288 a year. n Police Chief Randy Adams earned $457,000 — $150,000 more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck. Monday’s statement on the city website said Mayor Oscar Hernandez, Vice Mayor Teresa Jacobo and Councilmen Luis Artiga and George Mirabal would have slashed their salaries at a meeting last Thursday but could not because the issue had yet to be placed on the council’s agenda. Councilman Lorenzo Velez makes about $8,000 a year, in line with the part-time pay for council members of similar-sized cities. He urged his colleagues to reduce their salaries to that level.

Judge sends jury home CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich clashed with the judge in the former Illinois governor’s corruption trial over what he could say in his closing arguments, pledging Monday that he was ready to go to jail for contempt if the judge did not change his mind. Judge James B. Zagel sent the jury home for the day after Blagojevich’s attorney Sam Adam Jr. complained the judge was gutting his closing arguments by not allowing the defense to mention witnesses that prosecutors did not call. Prosecutors had mentioned some of those witnesses, including convicted fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko, in their closing argument, and Adam argued the defense should be able to do the same. “Your honor, I have a man here that is fighting for his life,” Adam said, turning red and raising his hands. Zagel responded: “You will follow that order because if you don’t follow

Calif. apartment fire kills 8-year-old, injures 10 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say an early morning fire at a Northern California apartment complex has killed an 8-yearold girl who was visiting relatives and injured 10 others. San Jose fire Capt. Debbie Ward says two adults and five children were inside an apartment unit where the fire broke out at around 1:42 a.m. Sunday. After knocking the fire down, firefighters found the girl unconscious in the back bedroom of the apartment. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead a short while later. The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office identified the girl as Adileni Gomez Macedo of Durham, N.C. The exact cause of the little girl’s death hasn’t been determined.

that order you will be in contempt of court.” “I’m willing to go to jail on this,” Adam shot back. Zagel said he was giving Adam the night to rework his closing arguments, given his “profound misunderstanding of legal rules.” He said Adam could designate another defense attorney to give the closing if he couldn’t follow the rules. After court adjourned, Adam told reporters that prosecutors didn’t call dozens of potential witnesses, and “the jury should know that.” The prosecution had wrapped up its closing arguments earlier, as did an attorney for Blagojevich’s brother, Robert Blagojevich. Both men have pleaded not guilty to an alleged scheme to sell the Senate seat that Barack Obama gave up when he was elected president, and to plotting to illegally pressure people for campaign contributions.

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THE MARKET IN REVIEW

STOCK EXCHANGE HIGHLIGHTS

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NYSE

7,046.00 +80.89

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last GlbSAsiaxJ21.30 GlbGeoph n 7.27 ChinaSecur 6.18 Technic rs 5.43 GaGulf rs 15.39 IDT Cp C 15.70 iStar 4.98 TAL Intl 28.00 BkIrelnd 4.47 Grmrcy pfA10.20

Chg +4.20 +1.07 +.86 +.73 +1.89 +1.56 +.49 +2.61 +.39 +.88

%Chg +24.5 +17.3 +16.2 +15.5 +14.0 +11.0 +10.9 +10.3 +9.6 +9.4

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Chg NoahEduc 2.84 -.58 BkA BMRE105.27 -.88 Valhi 15.13 -1.83 ChiHydro n 6.30 -.54 DREBear rs27.45 -2.34 DrSCBear rs29.88-2.20 PrUPShR2K43.88-3.22 DeVry 55.49 -3.80 PrUPSM40048.22-2.88 ProUSRE rs23.28 -1.28

%Chg -17.0 -14.3 -10.8 -7.9 -7.9 -6.9 -6.8 -6.4 -5.6 -5.2

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg Citigrp 3923487 4.15 +.13 S&P500ETF1603721111.56 +1.15 BkofAm 1512559 14.15 +.41 FordM 1238067 12.94 +.22 SprintNex 837780 5.05 +.36 GenElec 791694 16.14 +.43 SPDR Fncl 765367 14.76 +.20 iShEMkts 628557 41.43 +.28 iShR2K 623262 66.46 +1.48 Pfizer 547679 15.02 +.44 Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

DIARY

2,469 598 104 3,171 247 12 4,103,967,447

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AMEX

1,923.92 +15.30

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last BioTime wt 4.20 SearchMed 3.25 B&HO 5.10 MercBcp 2.94 BioTime n 6.09 CagleA 7.64 Talbots wt 2.60 Engex 4.84 UraniumEn 2.65 GrahamCp 17.43

Chg +.60 +.41 +.60 +.34 +.52 +.64 +.20 +.37 +.20 +1.26

%Chg +16.7 +14.4 +13.3 +13.1 +9.3 +9.1 +8.3 +8.2 +8.2 +7.8

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

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MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg VantageDrl 20821 1.12 ... GoldStr g 16234 4.12 -.03 SamsO&G 15703 1.35 +.08 Kemet 14691 3.39 +.14 NovaGld g 13626 6.21 -.21 NwGold g 11564 4.95 -.08 OrienPap n 11381 5.58 +.35 Rentech 11107 1.01 +.06 NA Pall g 10435 3.41 +.03 KodiakO g 10122 3.39 -.01 DIARY

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

279 193 41 513 14 8 63,118,636

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DAILY DOW JONES

NASDAQ

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last FstFnB wt 7.98 OnyxPh 26.04 Momenta 26.11 SilcLtd 10.07 SthcstFn 3.15 NymoxPh 4.45 CarolTrBk 4.79 StarScient 2.13 Telestone 12.50 Primoris wt 2.00

Chg +1.63 +4.54 +4.41 +1.52 +.45 +.60 +.64 +.27 +1.57 +.25

%Chg +25.7 +21.1 +20.3 +17.8 +16.7 +15.6 +15.4 +14.5 +14.4 +14.3

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name MackFn DayStr rsh MillIndia un Iridex Mod-Pac INX Inc lf RurbanFn Trintech FstBcMiss ProvCmBc

Last 5.80 2.17 2.58 3.29 4.13 4.25 4.00 4.40 7.35 2.10

Chg -.95 -.35 -.32 -.38 -.47 -.46 -.42 -.46 -.75 -.21

%Chg -14.1 -13.7 -11.0 -10.4 -10.1 -9.8 -9.5 -9.5 -9.3 -9.1

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE)

Name Vol (00) SiriusXM 1064761 Microsoft 661445 PwShs QQQ585413 Intel 495436 Cisco 378505 MicronT 306281 Oracle 266087 ArenaPhm 252018 Yahoo 228644 SkywksSol 216325

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

Last Chg 1.02 +.04 26.10 +.29 46.44 +.38 21.71 +.02 23.61 +.26 8.51 +.03 24.64 +.14 6.34 +.43 14.15 +.16 19.13 +.38

DIARY

2,052 643 93 2,788 119 26 2,117,894,096

Dow posts its third straight triple-digit gain

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average gained more than 100 points for the third straight day Monday after traders got some unexpected good news about the economy. A report on the housing market came in better than traders anticipated. And shipping giant FedEx Corp. released a forecast that was more upbeat than the prediction it made just six weeks ago. The news pulled stocks out of a slow start and sent the Dow up 100 points by the close for a three-day gain of 405. Traders who a week ago were selling on a pessimistic view of companies’ earnings and the economy are now buying on the belief that the economic recovery, while slow, is proceeding. The Dow has now closed higher in 12 of 17 trading days this month. Its latest advance means the average is up 7.7 percent in July after falling 10 percent from April through June on a stream of bad economic news. The Dow is also up 0.9 percent for the year. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index is still showing a loss for 2010, but barely. It’s down less than 0.01 percent. Trading volume was light Monday, a sign that traders might be a little cautious despite the gains. Many are likely waiting for hundreds of earnings reports to be released this week before they make any major investing decisions.

10,560

Dow Jones industrials Close: 10,525.43 Change: 100.81 (1.0%)

2,296.43 +26.96

52-Week High Low

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

10,260 9,960

11,600

10 DAYS

11,200 10,800

8,745.90 3,312.35 346.95 6,038.11 1,622.48 1,890.00 940.99 590.02 9,647.09 518.59

STOCK MARKET INDEXES Name

Dow Industrials Dow Transportation Dow Utilities NYSE Composite Amex Market Value Nasdaq Composite S&P 500 S&P MidCap Wilshire 5000 Russell 2000

10,400

Net Chg

10,525.43 +100.81 4,482.09 +112.38 388.78 +2.02 7,046.00 +80.89 1,923.92 +15.30 2,296.43 +26.96 1,115.01 +12.35 777.47 +13.96 11,727.34 +143.51 665.22 +14.57

YTD %Chg %Chg

+.97 +2.57 +.52 +1.16 +.80 +1.19 +1.12 +1.83 +1.24 +2.24

+.93 +9.33 -2.32 -1.93 +5.42 +1.20 -.01 +6.99 +1.55 +6.37

12-mo %Chg

+15.56 +25.51 +2.70 +10.71 +14.49 +16.70 +13.52 +24.50 +16.08 +20.76

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10,000 9,600

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Total Assets Obj ($Mlns) NAV

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

CI 133,927 LB 58,508 LG 58,394 IH 52,393 LG 51,938 WS 47,349 MA 46,079 LB 44,145 LB 43,384 LB 42,830 LV 37,018 FB 34,013 LV 33,997 CI 33,304 FV 33,120 CA 29,810 WS 28,582 MA 28,053 LB 27,888 CI 27,822 LB 27,667 CI 27,417 MA 27,112 LB 26,583 FG 24,666 LG 24,664 FB 23,838 LB 23,746 LV 14,815 LB 8,239 LB 3,805 GS 1,452 LV 1,066 SR 445 LG 160

+1.3 +12.8/C +3.7 +17.6/A +3.0 +12.3/D +4.3 +11.3/C +1.8 +17.1/A +5.9 +11.9/D +3.7 +17.4/A +3.7 +16.1/B +3.7 +16.2/B +4.6 +12.7/D +3.5 +15.9/B +5.3 +11.4/B +4.3 +15.5/B +1.3 +12.5/C +5.9 +15.3/A +3.6 +20.3/A +4.0 +14.4/B +2.9 +14.0/C +3.5 +14.7/C +1.3 +12.3/C +3.7 +17.7/A +1.2 +12.4/C +3.2 +13.6/C +3.7 +16.2/B +5.0 +8.7/E +3.6 +19.5/A +5.6 +11.6/B +3.7 +16.2/B +3.8 +18.4/A +4.1 +12.8/D +3.8 +14.0/C 0.0 +2.8/D +5.0 +10.6/E +3.9 +59.2/B +4.4 +13.1/C

11.33 27.76 27.03 47.02 58.91 32.36 15.52 102.76 102.10 25.44 95.35 37.14 24.54 11.33 31.38 2.08 25.17 16.42 32.48 11.33 27.76 12.24 29.00 102.77 26.63 70.77 13.98 102.11 21.31 30.03 35.42 10.43 2.95 16.06 14.93

+7.8/A +0.6/B +1.4/B +3.3/C +3.6/A +4.7/A +2.8/B 0.0/C +0.2/C +0.9/B -1.4/D +6.3/A -0.1/B +7.5/A +4.5/A +3.9/B +5.2/A +2.1/C +3.0/A +7.3/A +0.7/B +3.4/E +4.6/A +0.1/C +2.2/D +4.1/A +4.3/B +0.2/C +0.7/B +2.4/A +0.4/B +4.9/A -1.9/D +1.0/C -0.2/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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New townhouses for sale are shown in Beaverton, Ore., Monday. The Commerce Department says sales of new homes increased to an annual rate of 330,000 units in June with the gain coming after sales hit a new low in May. Associated Press

Home prices not rebounding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, analysts said Washington D.C. — will see Thought the housing crisis was they thought home prices had declines of 2 to 8 percent by over? Not quite. finally reached their low point next July. Despite four years of falling and were ready to start risMany analysts expect home prices and recent signs that ing slowly in most areas of the prices to rise for a few months they were finally bottoming out, country. Now, they think the because a tax credit offered homes are expected to lose still actual bottom could be nearly a to homebuyers through April more value in many metro areas year away. increased demand. But the gains over the next year. The average home price in probably won’t last. By this time Parts of the country already the Standard & Poor’s Casenext year, Moody’s expects pricpummeled by the housing criShiller index of 20 big U.S. cites in 19 of the 20 cities to have sis, like Las Vegas, Phoenix and ies is forecast to drop nearly 2 fallen. Miami, will be hit hardest. But percent this year from a year Why further price drops for But FedEx gave traders reason to buy when even some places that have held earlier, according to the averalready hard-hit areas, as well it said its overnight and ground delivery busiup relatively well — includage estimate of more than 100 as in healthier markets like New nesses are doing better than expected, and that ing New York, Los Angeles and economists polled this month by York and Los Angeles? it expects a moderate global economic recovery. Washington, D.C. — will suffer, MacroMarkets LLC. There’s already a glut of homes That was heartening news because the shipping too. That’s more pessimistic than left in each area by the real giant, which carries packages for businesses and That’s the conclusion econo- in May, when the consensus estate bust, Forest Daily Courier_Ruth CoofPeople_1.833inx3in Page 1 ofand 1 more forecloconsumers, is considered a barometer for how the City mists who have been reducing was for prices to be nearly flat. sures are expected as Americans economy is doing. their estimates for home prices Other, more bearish analysts fall behind on mortgage payShortly after trading began, the Commerce as the outlook for the economic think prices will sink 10 percent ments. Foreclosures add to the Department said new home sales rebounded from recovery has darkened. The or more. supply of homes on the market, a record low in May to an annual rate of 330,000 number of homes for sale or Price drops of more than bringing down prices. units, more than economists expected. The gain headed for foreclosure is so high 10 percent are expected in In Miami, nearly a quarter came after sales hit a record low annual rate of that they think prices will be the Phoenix, Miami and Las of mortgage borrowers have 267,000 in May. The report showed that the hous- even lower by next July. Vegas areas over the next year, missed at least three months ing market might be weathering the severe slump Because housing is such an according to Moody’s Analytics. of mortgage payments or are that began with the expiration of a homebuyer’s important engine of the econoThose areas have already been already in foreclosure, accordtax credit at the end of April. my, lower prices could dim the scorched by 50 percent declines ing to Moody’s. That’s the highSales are still down 72 percent from their peak recovery. When home values fall in home values. est level in the country. In four annual rate of 1.39 million in July 2005. Last and people have less equity, they Moody’s predicts that other other Florida cities — Fort year, sales plunged to a rate of 375,000 last year. tend to cut back on spending. areas — New York, Los Angeles, Lauderdale, Cape Coral, West So June’s number was still weak, but traders were And as prices decline, potential San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Beach and Naples — the relieved that it wasn’t worse. homebuyers stay on the sideDenver, Detroit, Cleveland, proportion exceeds 15 percent. “It tells investors that the housing market is not lines, slowing sales even more. Minneapolis, Tampa, Fla.; and The same is true for Las Vegas. melting down again,” Koesterich said. “One of the big fears is that as government stimulus is taken Gas pump prices away there is going to be another housing meltdown — that doesn’t appear to the case.” rise overnight Homebuilders stocks rose on the news. D.R. NEW YORK (AP) — Horton Inc., Lennar Corp. and Toll Bros. Inc. rose Drivers across the counmore than 2 percent after the report. try woke up to higher The Dow rose 100.81, or 1 percent, to 10,525.43. prices at the gas pump on Monday, as retail Only one of the Dow’s 30 stocks fell. Wal-Mart gasoline rose overnight. Stores Inc. fell 54 cents, or 1 percent, to $51.13. The average price of a The S&P 500 index rose 12.35, or 1.1 percent, to 1,115.01. Analysts said stocks were helped Monday gallon of unleaded regular gained half a cent by the fact that S&P 500 stayed above 1,100, an from Sunday at $2.742, Ronnie & Maxine Brooks Marlowe important psychological level. When the index according to AAA, didn’t give back its gains, more investors were celebrated their Wright Express and encouraged to buy. 50th wedding anniversary Oil Price Information The Nasdaq composite index rose 26.96, or 1.2 on Saturday, July 24, Service. That’s two percent, to 2,296.43. at their home in Bostic. cents higher than a About four stocks rose for every one that fell on week ago and 25 cents They were honored with a dinner hosted the New York Stock Exchange, where consolidathigher than a year ago. by their two sons, Lionel & Shane and ed volume came to 4.1 billion shares, down from Motorist in the West Friday’s 4.6 billion. Daugther Angela. They also have four are paying the most — Bond prices were narrowly mixed. The yield on Forest City Daily Courier grandchildren: Courtney, Amber, as much as $3.51 a galthe 10-year note, which moves opposite its price, Chance & Skyler. Mr & Mrs. Marlowe Ruth Co People lon — while stations in fell to 2.99 percent from 3 percent late Friday. were married July 22, 1960 at the 1.833in. x 3in. Gulf Coast states have That yield helps set interest rates on mortgages Forest City Tabernacle Church gas for as little as $2.60. Linking People with Services and other consumer loans.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The monumental leak of classified Afghan war documents threatened Monday to create deeper doubts about the war at home, cause new friction with Pakistan over allegations about its spy agency and raise questions around the world about Washington’s own ability to protect military secrets. The White House called the disclosures “alarming.” The torrent of more than 91,000 secret documents, one of the largest unauthorized disclosures in military history, sent the Obama administration scrambling to assess and repair any damage to the war effort, either abroad or in the U.S. The material could reinforce the view put forth by the war’s opponents in Congress that one of the nation’s longest conflicts is hopelessly stalemated. Still, the leaks are not expected to affect passage of a $60 billion war funding bill. Despite strong opposition among liberals who see Afghanistan as an unwinnable quagmire, House Democrats must either approve the bill before leaving at the end of this week for a six-week vacation, or commit political suicide by leaving troops in the lurch in war zones overseas. The Pentagon also was looking at possible damage on the ground in Afghanistan. “Someone inadvertently or on purpose gave the Taliban its new ’enemies list,”’ declared Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., who said the White House indicated the disclosures compromised a number of Afghan sources. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs emphasized that the documents covered the period before President Barack Obama ordered a major increase in U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, and the administration denied they would cause any policy shift in the fight against Taliban insurgents. Indeed, despite the furor over the publication of the reports on the WikiLeaks whistleblower website, the information did not reveal any fundamentally new problems in the war effort. Military officers, current and former, described the documents as mostly tactical spot reports, including hunches about possible suspects and bomb plots that couldn’t be verified. Some of the reports contain errors; others appear to be based on flimsy evidence. Still, much of the material is anything but encouraging. Underscoring the difficulties the U.S. faces, the documents include the first publicly released indication that the Taliban has used portable surface-to-air missiles against U.S. helicopters. One report on a June 2005 incident said a Black Hawk helicopter used evasive measures to avoid getting hit east of Kandahar by what its crew chief identified as a portable missile. The documents also report potential Iranian support of an Afghan terrorist group. They said that on Jan. 30, 2005, Iranian intelligence agencies brought the equivalent of $212,800 in Afghan currency across the Iranian border and transferred it to a 1990s-model white Toyota Corolla station wagon occupied by members of Hizb-i-Islami, a Talibanallied insurgent group led by former Afghan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The money trail was lost. Col. Dave Lapan, a Defense Department spokesman, said the military would probably need “days, if not weeks” to determine “the potential damage to the lives of our service members and coalition partners.” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President dent’s enduring unpopularity helps Barack Obama, who rocketed to the Obama’s case. Obama must try to White House promising “change you take it a step further and get voters can believe in,” is now telling voters to view Republicans now running for they shouldn’t change a thing. office as little more than extensions His message for the fall elections, of Bush who would advance the exwhich are looking ominous for his president’s same policies. Democrats, is that Republicans “This isn’t about relitigating hiscaused the nation’s economic troutory,” said Obama senior adviser bles, but he and the Democrats are David Axelrod. “This is about history starting to fix them. So stick with repeating itself.” the Democrats and don’t go back to Will the strategy work in an electhe GOP. tion year roiling with anti-incum“This is a choice between the polibent sentiment? That’s not yet clear, cies that led us into the mess or the though it hasn’t appeared to boost policies that are leading out of the Democrats’ standing much so far. mess,” Obama said recently in Las Midterm elections typically deal a Vegas. drubbing to the president’s party Trouble is, it’s a tough sell to voters anyway, and for Democrats it could who’ve seen little progress. mean losing control of the House. Unemployment is stuck near douRepublicans say they intend to ble digits and polls show many votkeep the focus on Obama’s poliers have decided Obama’s policies cies, which they cast as deficitare to blame, not his predecessor’s. busting, big-government boonObama often frames the argument doggles. “Democrats can attempt by saying that Republicans had their to spin it any way they want, but chance to drive, then drove the car unfortunately for them this elecinto a ditch and shouldn’t get the tion is going to be a referendum on keys back. But voters may be conthe president and his party’s failed cluding that Democrats, who control economic policies,” said Rep. Pete the White House and both chambers Sessions, R-Texas, chairman of the of Congress, have had their chance National Republican Congressional at the wheel, too, and haven’t gotten Committee. very far. But Obama’s pickings were slim “From the American public’s point when it came to campaign themes. of view, the people in charge at this The narrative that worked so well point are the people who own the when Obama was a presidential canproblem,” said Andrew Kohut, head didate offering himself as a transforof the Pew Research Center. mational figure who could change Obama’s challenge for the next four Washington is no longer at his dismonths is to turn that perception posal. He can hardly claim to have around. delivered on that promise because he So he’s traveled, from Buffalo, N.Y., hasn’t changed Washington, at least to San Francisco, reminding voters not much, as he’s acknowledged. of the mess he faced when he took Obama’s stacked up a remarkable, office: a shrinking economy, lost if controversial, string of legislative jobs, weak markets, an economic cri- successes, from last year’s economic sis becoming international in scope. stimulus bill to the health care law Now, even though unemployment and now the financial overhaul bill. hasn’t dropped to the 8 percent level But his vaunted eloquence on the the administration once projected, campaign trail has often seemed to the economy is gradually picking up desert him as he’s tried to sell those and adding jobs, the president says. policies to the public. To the 14.6 Putting Republicans in power, he million people out of work nothing contends, would reverse the momen- else much matters anyway. tum. At the same time, the desire for But the White House knows it change that Obama helped ignite is can’t just be about blaming George still burning. But this time it may W. Bush, though the former presiwork against him. Great Financing offers


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Media gather outside the BP headquarters in London as security personnel secure the entrance following reports Monday that the BP chief executive Tony Hayward (above) would be leaving his post. American Bob Dudley, the man overseeing the daily response to the Gulf oil spill crisis, is seen as the most likely choice to replace Hayward. Associated Press

BP dumping Hayward as company CEO

LONDON (AP) — BP is jettisoning CEO Tony Hayward, whose verbal blunders made the oil giant’s image even worse as it struggled to contain the Gulf oil spill, and will assign him to a key job in Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. Hayward is set to step down in October and take a post at TNK-BP, the company’s joint venture in Russia, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made by the British company’s board. The move was being made more than three months after an oil rig explosion set off the spill and less than two weeks after a temporary cap finally stopped the oil from leaking. The government’s oil spill chief, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said in Washington on Monday that efforts to solidly seal BP’s busted deepsea well are set to begin in a week. Moving Hayward gives BP a chance to make a fresh start. BP executive Robert Dudley, an American who has been overseeing oil spill recovery efforts, is likely to be his successor. “The sooner Bob Dudley is empowered to act as CEO, especially with regard to the U.S., the better it will prove to be for BP,” said Stephen

Pope, the chief global equity strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in London. The board met Monday but it was unclear whether it had made the demotion official. A statement was expected early Tuesday, at the same time the company files its second quarter results. Hayward left BP’s headquarters after the board meeting without speaking to reporters. The Briton’s silver Lexus was mobbed by photographers, who chased the car down the tony street in central London. It’s not yet clear what Hayward’s role will be with TNK-BP, but the job suggests BP still holds more faith in Hayward than much of the U.S. public and political establishment do. Analysts consider the Russian venture one of BP’s crown jewels; it accounts for a quarter of the company’s production. TNK-BP’s challenges are well known to Hayward’s likely successor as CEO, who used to run it. Dudley was forced to flee Russia in 2008 and ran BP’s interests there in absentia until that became untenable after a dispute with Russian shareholders. Repeated calls to TNKBP’s offices in Moscow went unanswered Monday. BP owns half of the oil firm, which is Russia’s thirdlargest. Moving Hayward

gives insiders who believed he was scapegoated for his off-the-cuff remarks — rather than his performance — a chance to keep a highly trained professional in the company. “They still think highly of Tony Hayward but they have to get him away from this situation,” said Phil Weiss, an oil analyst with Argus Research in New York. Hayward was called back to London a month ago after a bruising encounter with a congressional committee and has since kept a low profile. There is persistent speculation that BP Chairman Karl-Henric Svanberg, who moved into the post on Jan. 1, is also likely to lose his job later this year. In New York, BP shares rose almost 5 percent Monday as the stock market anticipated a formal announcement about Hayward. Shares of BP PLC rose $1.79, or 4.9 percent, to close at $38.65 Monday in New York. BP shares closed up 4.6 percent at 416.95 pence ($6.45) in London. The one-day board meeting comes a day before BP announces earnings for the second quarter. That report is expected to include preliminary provisions for the cost of the Gulf disaster, which analysts say could be as high as $30 billion. Hayward, 53, who has a doctorate in geology, had

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Nation/world

U.S., South Korea training drills continuing

ABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and South Korean warships and helicopters practiced anti-submarine maneuvers off the Korean peninsula Monday that officers said they hope would serve as a warning to Pyongyang that aggression in the region would not be tolerated. An international investigation has blamed the North for the sinking of a South Korean warship, killing 46 sailors in what officials called the worst military attack on the South since the 1950-53 Korean War. The four-day “Invincible Spirit” exercises involving 20 ships, 200 aircraft and about 8,000 U.S. and South Korean sailors are being held in the waters off Korea’s east coast have brought threats of retaliation from North Korea, which denies responsibility for the attack on the Cheonan. The anti-submarine phase of the training — which also involves anti-ship and anti-

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Trip to Cherokee Casino July 31st. Call if interested Rays Transport 286-2009 e-mail raystransport@hotmail.com

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M Gray Toy Poodle wearing black diamond studded collar Lost 7/17 near KFC & Bethany Church Rd. 248-3135 lv msg Male Brown & white pup with crystal blue eyes. Lost 7/17 in Forest City from Sycamore St. Call 447-7065 Missing 7/19 on Centennial Rd. black/white/brown, med size, m dog. Red collar w/blue ID. 287-0716 or 289-0730

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aircraft operations — is particularly important because an international investigation found that the 1,200ton corvette Cheonan was sunk by a torpedo launched from a North Korean submarine that somehow penetrated South Korea’s defenses. “North Korea’s danger lies because they are unpredictable,” said Capt. David Lausman, the commanding officer of the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered supercarrier deployed to the maneuvers from its home port in Japan. “The sinking of the Cheonan is a prime example.” North Korea has strongly protested the exercises, saying they are a provocation and threatening retaliation. In flourishes of rhetoric typical of the regime, it vowed to respond with a “sacred war” and a “powerful nuclear deterrence.” “They will face a costly consequence if they stick to the criminal activities rav-

Professional

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Cabinet Shop Position: Individual must have 5 years exper. building, finishing & installing. HIGH-END Custom Cabinets. Must have valid NC driver's license. Call Mon-Fri. 828-245-2440 Immediate Opening for cashier/clerk for small grocery store/gas station in Lake Lure area. Experience required. EOE. Email resume to wittmer1@bellsouth.net or fax resume to 904-529-7590 or call 1-800-301-2770

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aging peace and security on the Korean peninsula,” North Korea’s main Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in commentary carried Monday by the official Korean Central News Agency. North Korea says the investigation results were fabricated and has accused the United States of attempting to punish it. Pyongyang’s latest rhetoric was seen by most as bluster: South Korea’s Defense Ministry said it had not observed any significant moves by the North Korean military since the maneuvers began Sunday. But the threats carry extra weight following the sinking of the Cheonan that dramatically intensified tension on the Korean peninsula. The ship sank near the tense western sea border, a scene of three bloody inter-Korean maritime battles in recent years. U.S. officials say that the maneuvers, held well away from North Korea’s border,

Trucking

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is hiring Part-Time & Casual CDL Drivers to join our fleet of Professional Drivers. If you still have the desire and ability to travel the country but don't have the need to work on a full-time basis, we have the opportunity for YOU!! ONLY PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS with 2 yrs. verifiable experience & clean driving record need to apply.

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BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER Strong A/R required with Medicare, Medicaid, pvt insurance billing & collections @long term care facility. Min. 2 yrs exper. Cost report exper. helpful. Organizational, leadership & interpersonal skills a must. Full time with excellent benefits.. Qualified persons apply at Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center, 237 Tryon Rd, Rutherfordton, NC. In person or send cover ltr, resume, references via fax (828) 287-3668 or email to admin@willowridge rehab.com EOE

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Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Ana D Kim to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), dated September 06, 2007, and recorded in Book 975, Page 453, Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Rutherford County, North Carolina, at 10:15AM on July 28, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Being all of Lot 362 as shown on survey by R. L. Greene, PLS entitled GreyRock Subdivision Phase 2B as recorded in Plat Book 26 at Page 122, said plat being one of a series of plats recorded in Plat Book 26, Page 119 through Page 123 of the Rutherford County, NC Registry, reference to said recorded plats being made for a more particular description of said lot. Said property is commonly known as: Lot 362 Grey Rock Subdivision, off of Rolling Ridge Trail, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Ana D Kim. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 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. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ___________________________________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.1001200NC /R Publication Dates: 07/20/2010 07/27/2010

Part-time Employment

Wanted: Determined applicants for Security Officer positions in the Rutherfordton area. Part Time and variable part time openings currently available. Applicants must have no criminal record, have dependable transportation, have dependable telephone communications, be willing to work where and when needed, and possess a sincere desire to do a professional job. Previous security experience preferred, yet not mandatory. Be part of a winning team! Contact Kim Parks, District Manager, Spartan Security, at (864) 494-2532

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Patented Happy Jack FleaBeacon controls fleas in the home without chemicals. Results overnight! OAKLAND FARM & SEED (286-0617) www.happyjackinc.com

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Like new Gasoline String Trimmer $35 245-9987

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Junk Cars Wanted Paying $200 per vehicle. Call Jamie Fender (828) 286-4194 Want to Buy used mobile home in good condition! Call 828-447-2948

0563 Misc. Items for Sale Adult wheelchair Good condition $50 828-286-1980 Battery powered electric heavy duty wheelchair. Like new! $900 Call 828-286-1980 For sale: Canning Jars Quarts, Pints, Half Pints. No lids. Best offer! 828-657-6380 Used factory built cabinets, vanities, microwaves, sinks, kitchen stoves, oak tables. 828-305-0464

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Lawn & Garden Equipment Furniture

Lazy Boy burgandy leather recliner chair. 828-287-2085 Twin bed. Maple w/medium stain. Real wood, very nice. $125. 828-429-1391

pared and said U.S. ships observe higher readiness. The maneuvers underscore a diplomatic blitz by the United States aimed at further tightening the screws on North Korea. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced during a visit to Seoul last week that the U.S. would slap new sanctions on the North to stifle its nuclear ambitions and punish it for the Cheonan sinking. The European Union is also considering new sanctions on North Korea. The deployment of the supercarrier to the area off Korea was also raising eyebrows in China — which was believed to have been concerned about having the carrier operate too close to its own shores. In an apparent bow to China, there are no plans for the George Washington to enter the Yellow Sea for subsequent drills with South Korea though it is taking part in the East Sea training.

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PlayStation 2 w/8 basketball video games, Guitar Hero World Tour & Guitar Hero 5. $250 Call 245-8341

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are not intended to provoke a response, but add that they do want to send Pyongyang a message that further aggression in the region will not be tolerated and that the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea remains strong. The peninsula technically remains at state of war because an armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War was never replaced with a peace treaty. Tuesday marks the 57th anniversary of the signing of the ceasefire. Cmdr. Ray Hesser, head of an anti-submarine helicopter squadron on the George Washington, said North Korean submarines are largely restricted to shallow, coastal waters. “We’re not expecting to see them out here,” he said. “I would not think they would be willing or wanting to come all the way out here.” He said the attack on the Cheonan probably came when the ship was not pre-

Unfurnished Apartments

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Desirable studio Apt. in priv. home. Spacious open floor plan, separate entrance, priv. bath, new appl., great gas fp, kitchen w/granite & plenty of cabinet space. Serene, wooded & comfortable. A place to call home! $495/mo. + flat fee for utilities incld. cable, gas, electric, alarm system, telephone. Ref's. 286-0479

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Homes for Rent

Building Materials

3BR/1.5BA FC Cent. h/a. No pets. $650/mo. + $500 dep. Call 245-9311

REMODELING? FOR SALE: 472 SQFT OF LAMINATE FLOORING STILL IN BOXES. Natural hickory plank. Made by Quickstep, 30 yr. warranty, 5 day water guarantee. Paid $1773 - $3.47 sqft., willing to sell for $1,000. Contact Jeremy 704-477-5857

Green Hill: 3BR/2BA 7 min. from downtown Rfdtn, beautiful lot, many updates, smoke free. Outside pet o.k. 6-12 mo. lease. $800/mo. incld. utilites. $700 security Background check. Call 423-521-3614 or 828-606-1802

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of LOIS MARIE HOOPER PASCHAL of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said LOIS MARIE HOOPER PASCHAL to present them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of October, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 20th day of July, 2010. Barbara Paschal Toney, Executor 194 Five Oaks Lane Rutherfordton, NC 28139

BROOKVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER DYNAMIC GROWING REHABILITATION TEAM PRN, PT, FT POSITIONS AVAILABLE OTR, RPT, SLP PRN RATE: $55-$65/hr Day, Evening and Weekend Available Contact Pam @ 864-489-3101 ext 7120 Or e-mail resume to: rehab.brga.sc@palmettoltc.com

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Homes for Rent

3BR/1BA 274 Carolina Ave., FC. $400/mo. + $400 dep. 245-3919 Beautiful 2BR/1BA cottage on 3.5 ac. Lg. eat in kitchen, lg. LR $500/mo. 704-376-8081

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Mobile Homes for Rent

2BR/1BA on private lot in Ellenboro area. $450/mo + dep. Call 828-248-1681 2BR/2BA in Harris Washer, refrig., range. $100/wk. + $400 dep. 447-2566 or 447-0537 4BR DW, acre, quiet and clean. Call 245-8734

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3BR/2BA DW on 1 acre. Close to Duke Power Plant. $62,500 Owner financing with DP! Call 657-4430

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Mobile Homes for Sale

Trade Your Home Any Size or Shape Get A New Home 704-481-0895 Two mobile homes for sale owner financing on leased lot. $29,900 ea. with DP. Call 828-657-4430 You Own Land or Family Land We Can Help You Purchase a New Home. 704-484-1640

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FREE STANDING BLDG 1800 sqft. Chimney Rock Rd., Rfdtn. $165K 828-287-0779

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Motorcycles

1997 CBR 600F3 24K miles, Yoshimura full exhaust. Garage kept, needs someone to ride! $2,800 Call 704-300-6632 2007 Honda CVR 600RR, blue, take up payments. Call 828-748-3854

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Pickup Trucks for Sale

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 w/7.3 diesel V8. Auto with cold air. $9,500 Call 828-447-0390

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Classic/Sports/ Collector Cars

1973 Jeep Commando Recently restored inside & out. $3,500 Call 828-429-1391

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Off-Road Vehicles

2006 HONDA Rancher ES, asking $3,000. 828-748-2195

SELL YOUR AUTO in the Classifieds! 3 lines, 12 days for only $19.99. Call 245-6431 to place your ad. Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm Don’t miss this great deal!


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Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

The public will take notice that the Town Council of the Town of Lake Lure will, at its regular meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter on the 10th day of August, 2010 in the Council meeting room of the Lake Lure Municipal Center consider a resolution authorizing the lease of the real property of the Town of Lake Lure to the Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority as described below:

The public will take notice that the Town Council of the Town of Lake Lure will, at its regular meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter on the 10th day of August, 2010 in the Council meeting room of the Lake Lure Municipal Center consider a resolution authorizing the lease of the real property of the Town of Lake Lure to the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce as described below:

A portion of the building owned by the Town of Lake Lure commonly known as the “Community Center” and 6 vehicle parking spaces which are situated upon real property which may be more particularly identified as Town of Lake Lure Tax Map No. 518, Block 1, Lot 1D.

A portion of the building owned by the Town of Lake Lure commonly known as the “Community Center” and 6 vehicle parking spaces which are situated upon real property which may be more particularly identified as Town of Lake Lure Tax Map No. 518, Block 1, Lot 1D.

The annual lease payment for the real property to the Town of Lake Lure described above is $1.00, contingent on the Lessee meeting required conditions contained within the proposed lease. A draft of the proposed lease is available for public inspection at Town Hall weekdays during business hours from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

The annual lease payment for the real property to the Town of Lake Lure described above is $1.00, contingent on the Lessee meeting required conditions contained within the proposed lease. A draft of the proposed lease is available for public inspection at Town Hall weekdays during business hours from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

This public notice dated the 27th day of July, 2010.

This public notice dated the 27th day of July, 2010.

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 10 SP 122

SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CALL 245-6431 TO GET STARTED

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Ricky Jason Houser to MTNBK, LTD, Trustee (Stephen C. Wilkie, Substitute Trustee,) dated June 17, 2005 and recorded in Book 845 at Page 367 in the Rutherford County, North Carolina Registry, the undersigned Substitute Trustee declares as follows: There is a default by the Owner or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Deed of Trust, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; and the undersigned as Substitute Trustee, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina, and the Owner and Holder of the Note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Courthouse door or other usual and customary location as designated by the Clerk’s Office on August 9, 2010, at 3:00 p.m., and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described real property situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, to wit: EXHIBIT A The land referred to in this policy is located in Rutherford County, State of North Carolina and is described as follows. TRACT ONE: SITUATE, Lying and being in Camp Creek Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a portion of that property conveyed by Deeds recorded In Deed Book 120 at Page 285. and Deed Book 209 at Page 118, Rutherford County Registry, and being described from survey entitled “James Bright Company, Inc. dated December 9, 1999, by Professional Surveying Services, Nathan Odom, PLS, as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the centerline of State Road #1502, said State Road also known as Pine Tree Road, said point being the Northeastern most corner of the property now or formerly owned by Ruth Carson as described and recorded in Deed Book 521 at Page 637, Rutherford County Registry; thence leaving the centerline of said State Road and running along and with the line of Carson North 34 degrees. 54 minutes 29 seconds West 16.12 feet to a new iron pin: thence continuing with the line of Carson North 34 degrees 54 minutes 29 seconds West 214.39 feet to a new iron pin; thence continuing with the line of Carson South 39 degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds West 214.50 feet to a new iron pin in the line of the property of Ruth Carson as described and recorded in Deed Book 497 at Page 93, Rutherford County Registry thence leaving the line of Carson Deed Book 521 and running along end with the line of Deed Book 497 North 34 degrees 55 minutes 33 seconds West 88,32 feet to a point; thence a new line North 37 degrees 16 minutes 54 seconds East 794.84 feet to a point; thence another new line South 47 degrees 17 minutes 55 seconds East 323.40 feet to a point in the centerline of State Road #1502: thence running along and with the centerline of said State Road the following six (6) calls: South 32 degrees 04 minutes 59 seconds West 79.79 feet to a point; thence South 35 degrees 40 minutes 25 seconds West 30.53 feet to a point; thence South 35 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds West 105.50 feet to a point: thence South 38 degrees 54 minutes 58 seconds West 305.30 feet to point; thence South 39 degrees 38 minutes 24 seconds West 105.87 feet to a point; thence South 39 degrees 38 minutes 29 seconds West 62.6S feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 5.00 acres more or less. SAVING AND EXCEPTING FROM TRACT ONE ABOVE THE FOLLOWING OUT CONVEYANCES OF RECORD. 1. That Deed dated August 30, 2004, from Ricky Jason Houser to Bobby Lee Kisner and of record in Deed Book 853 at Page 475, Rutherford County Registry, and being known as Lot 6. 2. That Deed dated December 14, 2004, from Ricky Jason Houser to Audrey Walters and of record in Deed Book 861 at Page 187, Rutherford County Registry and being known as Lot 1. TRACT TWO: Situate lying and being High Shoals Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being all of Lot #3 of the Howard Lee Phillips Estate property as shown on plat duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Caroline, In Plat Book 11 at Page 8, to which reference is hereby made for a more full and complete description. SAVING AND EXEMPTING FROM TRACT TWO ABOVE THE FOLLOWING OUT: CONVEYANCES OF RECORD: That Deed dated July 20, 2004, from Ricky Jason Houser to Allan C. Sidell, Sr. and wife, and containing approximately .069 acres of record in Deed Book 850 at Page 593, Rutherford County Registry. ALSO SAVING AND EXCEPTING FROM TRACT TWO ABOVE THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY: Situate, lying and being in High Shoals Township. Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a portion of that property conveyed by Deed recorded in Deed Book 797 at Page 581, Rutherford County Registry, and being known as all of Lot Number 24 of the CREEKSIDE SUBDlVISION as shown on plat duly recorded In the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, in Plat Book 11 at Page 08, to which reference is hereby made for a more full and completed description, and said Lot Number 24 containing approximately .805 acres, more or less. ALSO less and excepting any lots previously released by the Lender, Carolina First Bank. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owners of the property are Ricky Jason Houser (the Estate or heirs of Ricky Jason Houser). Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of forty-five cents (45¢) per one hundred dollars ($100.00), up to a maximum of $500.00. A cash deposit (cashier’s check or certified funds, no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all of the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Should the foreclosure action be dismissed or any portion have to be redone for any reason, the bid deposit will be returned to the third party bidder and no other remedies will be able to be asserted. The third party bidder acts upon their own risk if they expend any funds in favor of the foreclosed property prior to the receipt of a deed from the Substitute Trustee. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, and encumbrances of record. Additional notice where the real property is residential with less than 15 rental units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 day written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement pro-rated to the effective date of the termination period.

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Legals

The Town of Bostic will not meet on Monday, August 2nd, 2010. We will meet on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 6 pm at the Town Hall.

Having qualified as Executor of the estate of KATHLEEN BOWLIN of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said KATHLEEN BOWLIN to present them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of October, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 20th day of July, 2010. Margaret Rhodes, Executor 4519 US HWY 64/74A Rutherfordton, NC 28139

United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Notice of Availability James David Covington Poultry Farm Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI) The United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA) issues FONSI for the James David Covington project located at 381 Poole Road in Rutherford County, NC. The project is proposed construction of two breeder houses on a 24.28 acre tract. FSA has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and has determined that the James David Covington project will not have a significant effect on the human environment; therefore, no environmental impact statement shall be prepared. FSA is accepting comments on this FONSI and EA through August 13, 2010. The final EA can be reviewed in person at the FSA office located at 61 Triple Springs Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Comments should be submitted to Gary E. Guinn, Farm Loan Officer at the FSA address above or by e-mail to gary.guinn@nc.usda.gov. For questions or directions to the FSA office, please contact Gary E. Guinn at (828) 693-1406. 1873 10-SP-279 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 Caroline D Seyboldt, dated March 31, 2008 and recorded on April 4, 2008, in Book No. 1002, at Page 52 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indeb-tedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebted-ness secured by said Deed of Trust, the under-signed 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, Courthouse Steps, North Carolina on August 3, 2010 at 10:00 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Lake Lure, County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situate, lying and being in the Town of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being Townhouse Unit 18, Building 9, as shown on revised plat entitled “Phase III Bent Creek, Fairfield Mountains, Inc.,” which plat is of record in Plat Book 13, at Page 97, Rutherford County Registry, and is more particularly defined in Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses of record in Deed Book 472, at Page 619, Rutherford County Registry, and in the First Amendment to Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses of record in Deed Book 476, at Page 701, Rutherford County Registry, in First Supplemental Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses - Phase II, of record in Deed Book 479, at Page 400, Rutherford County Registry, in Third Amendment to Supplemental Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses, of record in Deed Book 479, at Page 405, Rutherford County Registry, in Second Supplemental Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses - Phase III, of record in Deed Book 485, at Page 360, Rutherford County Registry, in First Amendment to Second Supplemental Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses Phase III, of record in Deed Book 490, at Page 640, Rutherford County Registry, and in any other amendments thereto; together with the undivided interest in the common elements as set forth in the aforesaid Declaration. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO Restrictive Covenants and Restrictions filed of record in Deed Book 386, at Pages 404-440, and subject to Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses of record in Deed Book 472, at Page 619, Rutherford County Registry and subject to the First Amendment to Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses of record in Deed Book 476, at Page 701, and subject to First Supplemental Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses - Phase II, of record in Deed Book 479, at Page 400, and subject to Third Amendment to Supplemental Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses of record in Deed Book 479, at Page 405, and subject to Second Supplemental Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses - Phase III, of record in Deed Book 485 at Page 360, and subject to First Amendment to Second Supplemental Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Bent Creek Townhouses - Phase III, of record in Deed Book 490, at Page 640, all of the Rutherford County Registry, and any and all subsequent amendments thereto. Being the same and identical property which was conveyed by Joseph J. Schwartz and wife, Emogene W. Schwartz to Neville S. Fuleihan (now deceased) and wife, Caroline D. Seyboldt by deed dated August 8, 1996 and of record in Deed Book 675, at Page 455, Rutherford County Registry. Address of property: 115 Bent Creek Blvd 18, Lake Lure, NC 28746 Present Record Owners: Caroline D Seyboldt 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. 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 13, 2010 Posted:_______________________

_________________________________ Stephen C. Wilkie, Substitute Trustee 285 East Allen Street Hendersonville, NC 28792

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We don’t bid on contracts, our activities are structured as day activities. We don’t do respite care. We do what the workshop was created to do 45 years ago.

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year old who has special needs,” said Brown, who recognized, with his staff, the limited activity for seniors who do not fit the criteria for the Life Care program. A program will soon begin at Rutherford Life Services for seniors with special needs. It will be more “laid back” and will not include a job-related or education program. The room will have recliners, rocking chairs and will offer games. “This will get them away from the house, doing things,” Brown said. Brown talked about the new program and the others spread throughout the county and how the mission to assist people and families with special needs, to enhance the quality of their lives both personally and in the community, is the priority of staff and program volunteers, 45 years after its founding. Life Services is a private not-for-profit program, operated by “Fees for Services,” Brown said. “We don’t bid on contracts, our activities are structured as day activities. We don’t do respite care. We do what the workshop was created to do 45 years ago, he said, recalling the vision of the late Charlie Griffith and the late Chuck Flack. “We ain’t sexy, we ain’t glamorous. It’s all client oriented and we have a good time doing this,” Brown said. There are no televisions at the workshop, Brown said, except on a special occasion or if it’s a movie day. “No one’s behavior ever got better by watching television. Activities are more stimulating and more beneficial.” The capsule of Life Services includes 60 staff members; 105 to 115 children at The Learning

— Larry Brown

Tree, whom Brown ‘fondly’ describes as the “ankle bitters;” 45 participants at the Life Care; and 100 clients at the workshop who work and do a variety of other activities. The 60-member staff works with the clients and participants to enrich their daily lives, depending on each person’s individual needs and goals. Some of the client are competent, capable adults who have a mental or physical disabling condition.

Varied services offered Andrew Montieth was looking inside and out a packing box, twirling it from side to side, making a determination if it was usable. It passed Andrew’s test; he put a sticker on the box and picked up another. He is among Rutherford Life Services clients involved in the employment facet of the programs. He works for Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Each day, the center sends its packing boxes to Life Services where a group of employees check the boxes to see if they can still be used. Joy Hardin works for Watts Regulator, putting washers together. Several others label and pack elastic for Shelby Elastics and Oh Susannah. Clients paused briefly to say hello and show off their work, but in a moment they were back at the job. “They are so proud of their work,” said Amanda

Freeman, program director. “This is ‘their’ job, and they do it well. They are proud to earn a paycheck.” While many of the clients are receiving work duties on the job at the center, others are capable of going through the Employment Training phase and are hired outside the workshop. Last year, Brown said, about 30 to 40 clients went through the program, and some found employment in the work force. “Even in this lousy economy, we were able to place 18 people in jobs,” Brown said. Brown said that recently a client trained for a job and, after a five-hour interview, the employer wanted to hire him. But since the client couldn’t read well, he couldn’t run a cash register. Now Life Services is continuing to coach him, helping prepare him to run a cash register. Some clients are referred to Life Services by Vocational Rehabilitation, and staff helps them in find job placement. The work activities will vary, depending on the client. “Many can got out and work, others can’t,” Brown said. On the campus on Spindale Fairground Road is the Day Activity Program, geared toward clients with more intense needs who can benefit from an activity-based program. “These clients can’t work, but just need to learn more daily living skills. They

are individuals who might need one on one activities.” Staff assists clients in helping with life’s skills. The STAR Program is a new facet of Life Services, as it prepares today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenge. The program is designed for students between 13 and 17 who are in public schools during the day but have little to do in the summer. The program provides training in communitybased activities as well as social skills, leisure skills and activities in order to develop pre-vocational skills. Wednesday, the youth joined another group of clients for an outing at the fishing lake. “The teenagers come to the center to learn social skills and enjoy activities and outings,” Brown said. They recently visited the Rutherford County Airport, went bowling and had picnics. Compensatory Education Classes are held two days a week for clients who might be working on a GED or who want to be involved in the educational experience. They are learning about Internet access and are involved in an interactive program. Some days they work in the kitchen, Freeman said. “They will learn everything from putting peanut butter on bread to making homemade chicken dumplings.” The classes are taught by Isothermal Community College instructors Sue Parker and Cindy Campbell. Art classes are also once a week, and the clients’ work is displayed in the work area. The exercise and game room had equipment provided by the Pilot Club of Rutherford County. Clients at Life Services are even involved in volunteer work. “Some help staff deliver Meals on Wheels,” Brown said. “They volunteer at other places when it is possible.”

Day cares services LIFE Care, an adult day

care on Thunder Road, offers a daytime program for adults who need a helping hand and a safe, comfortable place. Nutritional meals are served, creative activities and set and medical monitoring is performed to help ensure clients are following the doctor’s orders. Participants have an option to attend as many days as they want. The program also gives caregivers an opportunity to have a break. The Learning Tree provides child care and educational services for both typically and atypically developing children in an inclusive setting so that all children served are provided the opportunity to reach optimal development. Brown said the staff and children there raised $6,000 for St. Jude’s Hospital. He laughed and explained the fundraising effort was by “extortion,” but the money was raised successfully. They hope to raise $10,000 next year. Freeman began her job on her 20th birthday. After her first day, she went home and wept. “It was overwhelming,” she said. “I didn’t know there was such a need as there was in Rutherford County.” As the years have passed, Freeman says she learned that “I needed this place more than others.” She said there are times when she feels guilty about enjoying her job so much. “It’s good when a job is not a job,” she said. As the programs expands in Rutherford County, an adult day care center will soon open in Polk County soon. Rutherford Life Services will operate it, with Polk County providing the facility. Contact Gordon via e-mail: at gordon@thedigitalcourier.com

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