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RUTHERFORDTON – There were three things Dr. Danna Park asked those who attended an integrative health care seminar at Rutherford Hospital recently to remember: Hippocrates, flight attendants and team. “Do no harm. Put your own oxygen mask on first. And remember, there’s a me in team,” Park said. Park, medical director of the integrative

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health care program at Mission Hospital in Asheville, said an integrative approach to medicine encompasses looking at a patient from a mind, body, spirit and lifestyle perspective. “And another nice thing about an integrative Please see Care, Page 2A

RUTHERFORDTON — Just because a house is fully insulated doesn’t necessarily mean the home is energy efficient. Unless a homeowner or a contractor has the proper testing equipment, he may not know why heat and air is seeping from the house. A new grant from the N.C. Rural Center will help buy the proper equipment, and homeowners or business people can lease the equipment to test their homes and, in the end, save money. The rural center grant totals $75,000, and a $100,000 grant from the Appalachian Region Commission, expected this fall, will provide energy savings for homeowners or contractors, and could provide jobs for small businesses or contractors. Teresa Spires, grant services coordinator at Isothermal Planning and Development Commission, and Jim Edwards, IDPC’s director, talked about the grants and how they will provide savings for homeowners in Rutherford County as well as job opportunities for displaced workers and green businesses. The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission will manage the grant funding, and Isothermal Community College will train those who Please see Energy, Page 6A


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Devault Edgerton, 81, knows winter will return soon, so he’s busy these hot summer days sawing wood for the public. Edgerton and his wife Julia, 74, live off U.S. 64/74 in Lake Lure, and although they don’t burn wood in their own home, they sell it or give it to folks in need. It’s an art, Julia Edgerton says, to stack the wood so it won’t fall. When they get really hot and tired, they wisely take breaks under the shade of a tree.

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RUTHERFORDTON — Commissioners will discuss a financing resolution of up to $6 million and rescheduling their September meeting due to the Labor Day holiday as part of their August meeting Monday night. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the County Annex. “Based on the board’s decision as part of the fiscal year 2010-11 budget to move forward with professional services in order to obtain bids for certain potential building projects, it is recommended that this reimbursement resolution be adopted,” County Manager John Condrey said in his message to commissioners. The projects that could be funded by this reimbursement resolution include the EMS satellite station in Henrietta for about $1.224,906, Daniel Road site development for about $1.1 million and work for the Bechtler Mint historical site at a cost of about $196,000. Also at the meeting, commissioners will discuss rescheduling the September meeting to Aug. 30 so they can have a joint meeting with Henderson County regarding a solid waste disposal contract for both counties. Commissioners have received Please see County, Page 6A

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approach is it doesn’t just look at the mind, body, spirit and lifestyles but also at the community,” she said. The seminar was hosted by Rutherford Hospital’s spiritual care services department. The volunteer chaplain’s coordination committee initiates educational program ideas to enrich the ministry of the programs, said RHI’s Spiritual Care Services Director Don Ledbetter. “In recent years one educational event each year has been expanded to include MDs, nurses, case managers, social workers, pastoral counselors, hospital and Hospice chaplains, hospital administrators and others interested in a specific topic,” Ledbetter said. Integrative medicine is one that is becoming increasingly popular. “There has been and continues to be a growing interest in the idea of integrative healthcare as more comprehensive and holistic and as a significant focus on prevention,” Ledbetter said.

It’s a new model of care, Park explained during the seminar, that is relationship based. The goal of the seminar, Ledbetter said, was to provide a heightened awareness of this modality in tandem with more traditional approaches to health care and prevention. “It was to inspire greater interest in hopes also of increasing momentum for creating and implementing more integrative health care in our community,” Ledbetter said. Park used examples of integrative health care in other medical facilities, like Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic. Both have mind-body medicine programs. An integrative approach, Park said, recognizes that wellness and healing extend beyond the physical body. “As a provider instead of just writing a prescription for someone with low back pain, you would ask them ‘What is your family life like?’” she said. Integrative health care also shifts the focus more on the patient than just a chart. “According to a Johns Hopkins survey, 30 percent of a nurse’s time is spent by the bedside and 70 percent was spent on docu-

mentation,” she said. Medical centers taking an integrative approach aren’t just focusing on the mind-bodyspirit connection for patients, but also for providers. During a PowerPoint presentation, Park showed a picture of a “recombobulation chamber.” “We are working to create areas where nurses can go and practice their breathing and just taking five minutes to get centered,” she said. Park also covered the use of herbs and supplements for various ailments, such as fish oil for rheumatoid arthritis, saying an integrative approach also recognizes food as medicine. Rutherford Hospital, said Matt Webber, director of marketing and community relations, said the event provided health care providers information to use in their own practice’s. The hospital, he added, is in a learning mode when it comes to integrative medicine. Ledbetter said the seminar was a success. “It will hopefully challenge us in moving our community toward integrating this health care concept into our practice of medicine.”

Rutherford Notes Forest City meets Monday FOREST CITY — Town Planner Danielle Withrow on Monday will be requesting $15,000 to contract with Isothermal Planning and Development Commission to assist the town in administering a Main Street Energy Grant if it is awarded to Forest City. The application deadline is Aug. 6. Twelve businesses in the Main Street district have requested to be included in the grant. The total amount requested is $340,149, or some $90,000 over the maximum grant of $250,000, so Withrow will be working with the energy consultant to bring that number down. The $15,000 is being requested because the grant funds do not allow for any administrative fees. Also, a public hearing is planned to consider a request from Petroleum World to annex property on U.S. 221A below Forrest Hunt Elementary School. The board will also: n consider adoption of an EZ Go golf cart resolution. n receive a letter from Ricky Poteat requesting assistance with upkeep of a bank at the corner of Oak and Harmon streets, and requesting that the town accept the portion of Jefferson Street that runs in front of his house. n discuss policy regarding delinquent industrial utility bills, led by Mayor Dennis Tarlton. n have a brief utility discussion, led by Finance Director Pruett Walden. n receive a traffic signal study proposal concerning the intersection at U.S. 221A and Arlington Street. n go into closed session to consider settlement of a claim. The Board of Commissioners meets at 6 p.m. in the board room upstairs at Town Hall.

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Salazar not ready to lift drilling ban, yet ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — The helicopter passes over the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico — with surprisingly little oil visible on its surface — when out of the sea rises a skyscraper-like structure nearly 350 feet above the waves. The $600 million rig, nearly 100 miles off Louisiana’s coast, has a hull larger than a football field and can drill more than 5 miles beneath the ocean floor. But the gleaming new rig sits idle, shut down by the government’s freeze on drilling at 33 ocean wells. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited the colossal structure this past week while on a tour of three offshore oil rigs. It was his most extensive tour since the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig led to one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history and the unprecedented shutdown of offshore drilling. Salazar told The Associated Press, which accompanied him on the trip, that he’s gathering information to decide whether to revise or even lift the ban, which is scheduled to last until Nov. 30. Business groups and Gulf Coast political leaders say the shutdown is crippling the oil and gas industry and costing thousands of jobs, even aboard rigs not operated by BP PLC, which is responsible for the Gulf disaster. The freeze “is like punishing the whole class” when a student does something wrong, oil executive John Breed told Salazar during a tour of the Noble Danny Adkins, one of the rigs Salazar visited Wednesday. Salazar told the AP he believes the industry-wide moratorium imposed after BP’s Gulf oil spill was the correct call.

ble the rig’s production with little safety risk because the wells are being drilled into producing reservoirs where important geological information is already known, Harris said. Harris asked Salazar to lift the moratorium for rigs such as his, which have blowout preventers on the surface. “So you can guarantee me there will be no blowouts?” Salazar countered. “We are not going to have another oil spill like the one we are still dealing with out here at the Macondo well” operated by BP. Harris and other officials stressed the redundancies built into the rig’s design — a series of backup systems meant to ensure the blowout preventer works in case of disaster. Yet pressed by Salazar, James Hunter, Murphy’s general manager for field development and facilities engineering, finally conceded that, no, he could not make such a guarantee. Salazar beamed. At the next site, the Noble Danny Adkins, Salazar was more like a talk-show host, asking rig officials dozens of questions. “Tell us a story,” he said at one point. A flat-screen TV in the rig’s galley shows a continuous loop of family photos submitted by the crew — a reminder of why safety is so important, said Breed, the Noble spokesman. A crew of 156 remains on the rig, although their work is limited to maintenance and preparations, since the moratorium prevents them from drilling. David Loeb, Shell’s top manager of floating operations in the Gulf, told Salazar his commitment to safety is personal. “I’ve got a family. I like the beach. I like to fish,” he said. “I’ll be danged if I do anything to mess that up.”

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Driller Allen Griffin looks up as he operates the driller, while Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, top center, tours the drilling shack on the drilling floor of the deep water rig Noble Danny Adkins in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana Wednesday. Left of Salazar is Director of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) Michael R. Bromwich, and second from right is Deputy Interior Secretary David Hayes.

“I think we’re in the right direction,” he said, adding that the ultimate goal is to allow deepwater operations to resume safely. “We’re not there yet,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of questions about drilling safety,” Salazar said. “I learned a lot about the different kinds of rigs out there — the different limitations in terms of (water) depth and equipment and the different zones of risk. It’s a complex question.” Texas-based Noble Drilling Services Inc., which owns the idle rig, said the company and rig operator Shell have top-notch safety records, unlike BP. Congressional investigators revealed last month that BP had 760 safety violations in the past five years, while no other major oil company had more than eight.

Salazar acknowledged that the freeze was causing hardship, but he said his job was to protect the public and the environment even as he supports domestic energy production. “We’re here because we take what you’re doing very seriously, and we will do the right thing” he told oil executives at his first stop, a deepwater production rig run by Arkansas-based Murphy Exploration & Production Co. The Front Runner rig, owned by Houston-based Nabors Offshore Corp., operates in 3,300 feet of water 92 miles off the Louisiana coast. At a briefing with Salazar, executives made an impassioned plea, citing the rig’s safety record. The Front Runner has been produc-

ing oil since December 2004 with no major incidents, said Nabors president Jerry Shanklin and David Harris, Murphy’s general manager of worldwide drilling. One reason: The rig’s blowout preventer — the device that failed spectacularly in the Deepwater Horizon explosion — is above the surface, accessible to workers and easier to inspect and repair. The blowout preventer on the Deepwater Horizon— the safety device of last-resort — was on the sea-floor, a mile below the surface, a common practice on exploratory wells. While production continues on the Front Runner, two wells the company had been digging have been suspended because of the moratorium. Resuming operations on the wells could dou-

Debris in relief well sets back work on BP effort NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie left crews working to plug the Gulf oil gusher a little memento that is expected to push their work back about a day. Crews found debris in the bottom of the relief well that ultimately will be used to plug the leak for good, said retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man on the spill. He said the sediment settled in the relief well last week when crews popped in a plug to keep it safe ahead of Bonnie. “It’s not a huge problem,” Allen said, but removing the debris will take 24 to 36 hours and likely push a procedure known as a static kill back to Tuesday. That work had earlier been expected to begin late Sunday or early Monday. The static kill involves pumping mud, and possibly cement, into the blown-out well through the temporary cap that has kept it from leaking for more than two weeks. Then comes the so-called bottom kill, in which cement pumped in from below

the leak using the relief well will plug the gusher for good. The better the static kill works, the less time it will take to complete the bottom kill. The blown-out well could be killed for good by late August, though another tropical storm could set the timetable back. After the April 20 rig explosion that killed 11 workers, BP’s blownout well gushed an estimated 94 million to 184 million gallons of oil before the temporary cap stopped it July 15. There are signs that the era of thousands of oil-skimming boats and hazmat-suited beach crews is giving way to long-term efforts to clean up, compensate people for their losses and understand the damage wrought. Local fishermen are doubtful, however, and say oil remains a bigger problem than BP and the federal government are letting on. Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser emphasized that Saturday as he took a small group of reporters on a boat tour of an inlet at St. Mary’s Point.


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4A — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, August 1, 2010 ■ A daily forum for opinion, commentary and editorials on the news that affects us all.

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he Town of Spindale has faced financial hurdles over the past few years and the community leaders have made tremendous efforts at trying to keep the town solvent. Their task is not going to get easier so the time is now to start thinking creatively. One idea they can pursue that could help, would be to reduce their costs for providing services. They have an opportunity right now to consider a significant change in their operations that could do just that with minimal impact on the community. The town is currently seeking to hire a police chief and a fire chief. The question is why? Does Spindale’s ability to continue as an independent town reside only in having its own police and fire chief? One way that Spindale may be able to save money, which would help strengthen its independence overall, is to consider merging some services with its neighbors. In this case, Spindale and its close neighbors in Rutherfordton should consider merging their police and fire departments? This could probably be done in a way that benefits both communities — financially and in terms of the quality of service. These are exactly the kinds of creative ideas that small communities around the country are having to deal with. Now would be the perfect time to seriously explore this possibility. If the idea is to see that town residents have quality service — and with police and fire that is especially important — officials in both Spindale and Rutherfordton should take this opportunity to seriously study the possibilities.

Gerrymandering polarizes politics RALEIGH – “The fact is that in too many districts today, people’s vote really probably won’t make a difference.” Those comments, made in 2006, came from then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama. Obama was discussing congressional and legislative redistricting, the redrawing of electoral district lines that comes every 10 years following a new U.S. census. At the time, he cited the efforts of a Republican, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, to reform the redistricting process in his state. Schwarzenegger was ultimately successful. When elections are held in 2012 in California, an independent redistricting commission — and not state legislators — will have drawn the lines. California will have joined about a dozen other states that no longer allow legislators to determine their own districts and legislative majorities to gerrymander their way into keeping their majorities. Presumably, their congressional and legislative districts will no longer look like the bug splatter on windshields that many districts in North Carolina resemble. For North Carolina, the chance to avoid another decade of bug splatter-like districts has probably passed. Legislators and legislative candidates are gearing up for all-important decade-ending

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election that will determine who wins the right to draw the lines likely to stand for the next 10 years. If you believe the current system doesn’t undermine the democratic process, consider this: Right now in Washington, Democratic and Republican operatives are raising money and studying maps for the sole purpose of influencing how districts are drawn in the individual states. Some creature of Washington may have more influence in who you vote for in 2012 than anyone from North Carolina. With today’s technology and computer-assisted map making, these folks know about you and your neighbors’ voting habits – based on your postal zip code – and exactly how to create safe districts to ensure an incumbent’s re-election. Candidates choosing their voters is bad enough. A growing amount of academic research suggests this hightech electoral gerrymandering contributes greatly to political polarization. Piling liberals into one dis-

trict and conservatives into another to create safe districts means elections are decided in primaries. Primary voters, on the whole, are typically more extreme than general election voters. The result: more extreme candidates are elected; moderate voters have less voice. Some researchers say the polarization doesn’t stop there. With fewer moderates elected, political debate becomes more extreme. Moderate voters choose sides and become more radicalized by the process. For two decades, Republicans in the state House have introduced bills to let North Carolina voters decided whether the linedrawing should be done by an independent redistricting commission. In the state Senate, the late Ham Horton, a Republican, and Democratic Sen. Ellie Kinnaird used to team up to file a similar bill. It’s worth noting that, in the mid-1990s, when Republicans enjoyed a majority in the House, they never act on their bill. Power can have that effect. When you’ve got it, why not stick it to the other guy? One answer, as the Republicans saw, is that the tables can turn. Another is that everyone can be debased in the process. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.

It is God’s truth that must become my truth Jesus Christ had been betrayed into the hands of His enemies and was led to the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. As Pilate began to interrogate Jesus, Pilate asked Christ are you the “King of the Jews?” Continuing the conversation, Jesus declared He had come into the world to bear witness of the truth and that all that was of the truth would hear His voice. Upon hearing that declaration Pilate asked a question the world is still asking, “What is truth?” God’s requirement to stand on the truth is for all, and as Revelation says, “both great and small, rich and poor” will stand before God in the Great White Throne Judgment. For those who do not know truth, wanted truth or denied the truth, they will know it then. That will be, because truth is a person. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, the life.” There you have it. It is not your truth, my truth or the world’s truth. It is God’s truth that becomes my truth. As a teen at about 14-years old, we ended up living

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behind my grandparents. I adored them both and I write of them often. They had a profound influence on my life and still do to this day. That small whiteframed house had a porch that elegantly meandered its way across the front and side of the house. The side porch was where the famous green rocking chairs were and where I heard and remembered profound wisdom from a godly white-haired man who, in my mind, was a saint. A man of few words, a thirdgrade education and unimposing of physical stature, he was a giant spiritually. I didn’t always know it then, but those conversations on the porch would change my life. Those ineffable words would later rise up like a spiritual volcano and burst forth into some tempestuous event in my life. Those words would become

a sword of the Spirit that would slay a Goliath standing in my way. Those words of truth became water when I was thirsty and bread when I spiritually hungered and calm when I was afraid. They were my strength to shut the mouths of the hungry lions, my Moses to set me free and heavenly garments to cover my spiritual nakedness. But what made them become so? I had a conversation with my son Joshua this week that was one of those “teachable moments” as we say. We were discussing some events that had gone on in his life and there had been some serious decisions that he had to make. As he explained his journey through these things with me, it occurred to me that things I had shared with him in the past really had taken hold. He then said, “You know Dad, the things that you have told be about are really true. The things you said would happen happened and the things you said I would feel I have felt.” Some will understand what I will say next. I felt the Lord then gave me a word

of wisdom. I then began to explain that when we are young our family tries to help us understand what the truth of life is really all about. Children are guided by the truth of their parents. I explained that children live through the lens of truth from their parents but when they are older they must take that truth and make it their own. That is what we call maturity. Proverbs says, “Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will no depart from it.” They may not always walk it but they will always know it. As my sons have grown up, the truth I have shared was revealed truth to me but it hadn’t become their truth. The lessons of life that my wife and I have shared were lessons we have learned in walking in the Christian life. Now, those lessons and wisdom I had received from those before me, were not only true to me personally, but were becoming personally true to my sons. My son still has to walk his path to personal responsibility as we all must. As I told my son, you will never have convictions until you are

convinced. To have convictions is to be convinced that God is right and we are wrong. To have convictions is to know that I am a sinner and that I need salvation and that God in Christ is my only hope of it. Some would say, “Oh I believe in God. I believe that Jesus was real.” That will not save your soul. That is not enough. The Bible says that the devils believed; that demons recognized Christ as the Son of God. They believed He existed, that He was real, but they did not believe unto salvation. I remember sitting in Iceland pondering these very things when I was in the military. I remembered many of the wise words of my grandfather. I also remember, by the grace of God, coming to the understanding that what he had said to me was true. It was a time of spiritual transformation for me. That greyhaired old man in the rocking chair that shared eternal truth that has saved and kept generations, had now become my truth. It was then I knew I would never let it go and that God would never let go of me.

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Obituaries Adin Bailey Adin L. Bailey, 59, of 378 Hester Mill Road, Rutherfordton, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at his home. He attended Harris First Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam War and served as a Green Beret. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Bailey; two daughters, Sandy Florence Bailey of Mooresboro; Gloria Lynn Morris of Illinois; one son, Tommy Hix Bailey of Mooresboro; one stepdaughter, Jill Dixon of Greenville, S.C.; one sister, Janis McSwain of Rutherfordton; three brothers, Hix Bailey and Leon Bailey, both of Rutherfordton, and Harold Bailey, of Conover; and five grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by McMahan’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services, where the family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at Harris First Baptist Church with Rev. George Whitmire officiating. Interment will be at Harris First Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.

This 5-month old female Siberian Husky is looking to find a good home. Her pet ID number is A014150. She and many other sweet animals are ready for adoption at the Rutherford County Animal Shelter on Laurel Hill Drive in Rutherfordton. The shelter’s hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 287-6025. For the Community Pet Center volunteers office, call 2877738. Garrett Byers/ Daily Courier

Woman sentenced under plea deal in slaying case From staff reports

FOREST CITY — A Spindale woman, formerly of Polk County, was sentenced Thursday in Polk County Superior Court for her role in her brother’s murder in 2006.

Hays Clark, 53, will spend a year at Lydia’s House in Forest City, six months on intensive probation and 42 months on regular probation. Judge Phillip Ginn handed down the sentence Thursday after Clark entered a plea in the case. She was originally charged with accessory after the fact of murder in the death of her brother, Jay Clark V. In a plea deal, Clark pleaded guilty to felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, felony possession of a motor vehicle, conspiracy to commit voluntary manslaughter

and solicitation to commit voluntary manslaughter, reported the Hendersonville Times News. She was sentenced to four months in prison but was given credit for 120 days she spent in jail after her 2006 arrest. Members of Clark’s family, including Jay Clark’s son and another brother, George Clark, protested the plea agreement. They were at the courthouse Wednesday and Thursday with placards in protest. The sentencing had been scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed until Thursday. Also charged in connection with Clark’s death was Trent Allen Miller, who was Hays Clark’s boyfriend at the time of the death. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in

Police Notes Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department responded to 152 E-911 calls Friday.


n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 47 E-911 calls Friday.


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

Lake Lure

n Lake Lure Police Department responded to eight E-911 calls Friday.

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 93 E-911 calls Friday


n Julie Nicole Moore, 24, of 180 Coyote Pass Lane; charged with resisting public officer; placed under a $1,000 bond. (FCPD) n Patrick Dean Goodrich, 18, of189 Coyote Pass Lane; charged with resisting public officer; placed under a $1,000 bond. (FCPD) n Brent Clyde Whitaker, 29, of 1200 W. Main Street; charged with simple affray; custody release. (RCSD).

n Jacob Matthew Watson, 29, 292 Arlington Street; charged with simple affray; custody released. (RCSD) n Tiffany Lasha Bristol, 22, of 194 Helens Lane; charged with misdemeanor larceny; released. (RCSD_ n Dewey Daniel Watson, 67 Fairground Street; charged with driving while impaired; released. (RCSD) n Daron Matthew Gortney, 42, Wilson Road; charged with assault on female. (RCSD) n Darrell Lee Miller, 39, 400 Walker Street; charged with obtaining property by false pretense; placed under a $15,000 bond. (FCPD) n Justin Carl Rippy, 21, of 1060 Old Ballpark Road; charged with failure to register sex offender; placed under a $30,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Deontay Emil Degree, 38, 345 Holmes Street; charged with assault on a female; released on written promise to appear. (RCSD) n Daniel Worth Landrum, 23, 159 Hill Street; charged with resisting public officer and simple possession controlled substance scheduled VI. (RCSD) n George Edward Taylor, 20, 108 Biddy Lane; charged with communicating threats; placed under a $10,000 bond. (RCSD) n Mark Joseph Ostorga, 29, 6311 Nations Ford Road;

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Billy Loes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Loes, who pitched on three pennant-winning November and is serving a Brooklyn Dodgers teams in prison sentence. the 1950s and was an AL Travis McEntire, director of Lydia’s Place, said he was All-Star in 1957, has died. He was 80. consulted by court officials Loes died July 15 at a hossome time ago regarding pice in Tucson, Ariz., his Lydia’s Place as a possible wife Irene confirmed on rehabilitation home. Friday from her home in Chapel Hill, N.C. He had McEntire said Clark is diabetes for several years a lady that God has given and had open heart surgery a second chance and “we a few years ago, she said. should be able to help her” A right-hander from with continued rehabilitaQueens, N.Y., Loes pitched tion programs and counselfor the Dodgers (1950, ing. He said she had apparently 1952-56), Baltimore Orioles (1956-59) and San Francisco gotten involved with drugs Giants (1960-61). He had and since the death of her an 80-63 record with 645 brother had received intenstrikeouts and a 3.89 ERA sive mentoring through a during his 11-year career. women’s prison ministry. His best season was in McEntire was in court Thursday, as well as mentor, 1953, when he went 14-8 for the pennant-winning Kris Landry. Dodgers. Loes once said he didn’t Court officials also said want to be a 20-game winThursday, Clark was not ner, “because then I’d be the same person she was in expected to do it every year.” 2006. Loes started Game 6 of the 1952 World Series for the Dodgers against the Yankees at Ebbets Field. The Dodgers led 1-0 in the seventh inning when Loes gave up a home run to Yogi Berra and a sincharged with driving while gle by Gene Woodling. license revoked; placed Then Loes balked by letunder a $1,000 unsecured ting the baseball slip from bond. his hand while he was on n Angela Darlene the pitching rubber, sending Jefferson, 144 Maryland Drive; harassing phone calls; Woodling to second base. placed under a $1,000 bond. With two out, Vic Raschi, the Yankees’ starting pitcher, (RCSD) hit a ball off Loes’s leg, and it n Charles Butlter Robinette, 25, 710 Mountain caromed into right field for a single, scoring Woodling. Range Road; assault on a The Yankees went on to a female; released. (RCSD) 3-2 victory, tying the Series at three games apiece. New EMS York won the World Series n Rutherford County the next day. Emergency Medical Services Born William Loes on Dec. responded to 34 E-911 calls 13, 1929, he made his debut Friday. with the Dodgers in 1950, n The Volunteer Life then rejoined them in 1952 Saving and Rescue, Hickory after serving in the Army. Nut Gorge EMS and John R. Branca Rutherford County Rescue LOS ANGELES (AP) — didn’t receive any calls. John R. Branca, brother of famed Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca and Fire Calls father of prominent entern Chimney Rock firefighttainment lawyer John ers responded to a power line Branca, who is co-executor fire Friday. of Michael Jackson’s estate, n Hudlow firefighters has died, his family said responded to a motor vehicle Thursday. accident Friday. John R. Branca was a forn Lake Lure firefighters mer New York state assemresponded to a power line blyman and retired New fire. York Athletic Commission n Rutherfordton firefightchairman. He dedicated ers was dispatched to an most of his life to teaching industrial fire alarm. and coaching high school n Cliffside, Ellenboro and sports teams. Sandy Mush firefighters were He died July 17 of vascular dispatched to a house fire disease in Boca Raton, Fla., on Trinity Church Road at 3 where he retired in the late a.m. Saturday. 1980s, his family announced

in Los Angeles. He was 86. John R. Branca spent most of his life in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He was one of 17 children in an Italian-American family and was 18 months older than brother Ralph. Family members say John was his brother’s most vocal defender when Ralph was called out for giving up the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” to Bobby Thomson to put the New York Giants in the 1951 World Series. It was revealed a half-century later that the Giants installed a telescope-and-buzzer system at the Polo Grounds to spy on catcher’s signals. But Thomson insisted he wasn’t tipped off to the fastball he hit from Ralph Branca. John R. Branca was great brother and friend and was “always on my side,” Ralph Branca said in a statement. He aspired to be a baseball player too, but his dreams were interrupted by World War II. John R. Branca was invited to try out for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants but went to war in the Pacific instead and once pitched a no-hitter for the U.S. Army Air Corps team. When he returned home, he received an undergraduate and master’s degree from New York University and turned to teaching and coaching at Mount Vernon Edison High School. As Mount Vernon recreation commissioner, he developed programs for the disabled and elderly that were cited by President Kennedy as a model for other communities. Bob Fenimore OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bob Fenimore, a two-time All-American who became the top pick in the 1947 NFL draft, died Wednesday in Stillwater after a fight with cancer. He was 84. Fenimore was a star on offense and defense for Oklahoma A&M in the 1940s, highlighted by his 1945 season when he led the nation in total offense and rushing, finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting and led the Aggies to a perfect 9-0 season. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972. Cecchi D’Amico ROME (AP) — Screenwriter Suso Cecchi D’Amico, who emerged from the maledominated post-war Italian cinema to become a celebrated artist and contribute to such milestones as Bicycle Thieves and The Leopard, died Saturday at age 96. Cecchi D’Amico died in her hometown, Rome, the ANSA news agency said, citing her family. No cause of death was given. Cecchi D’Amico worked with some of the most renowned Italian directors, including Franco Zeffirelli, Michelangelo Antonioni and Mario Monicelli, whose movie Casanova 70 earned her an Oscar nomination. She was equally successful at writing scripts for neorealistic movies, art-house films and comedies such as Big Deal on Madonna Street. THE DAILY COURIER Published Tuesday through Sunday mornings by Paxton Media Group LLC dba The Daily Courier USPS 204-920 Periodical Postage paid in Forest City, NC. Company Address: 601 Oak St., P.O. Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043. Phone: (828) 245-6431 Fax: (828) 248-2790 Subscription rates: Single copy, daily 50¢ / Sunday $1.50. Home delivery $11.75 per month, $35.25 for three months, $70.50 for six months, $129 per year. In county rates by mail payable in advance are: $13.38 for one month, $40.14 for three months, $80.27 for six months, $160.54 per year. Outside county: $14.55 for one month, $43.64 for three months, $87.28 for six months, $174.56 per year. College students for school year subscription, $75. The Digital Courier, $6.50 a month for non-subscribers to The Daily Courier. Payment may be made at the website: www.thedigitalcourier. com The Daily Courier is not responsible for advance subscription payments made to carriers, all of who are independent contractors.

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Ongoing Foothills Harvest Ministry: This week, all T-shirts and shorts 50 cents. Yokefellow Service Center: Storewide half-price sale Aug. 2-7; tax free days are Aug. 6 and 7 and are subject to North Carolina taxfree weekend limitations; store hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cash, credit and debit only.

Isothermal Planning and Development Commission Grant Services Coordinator Theresa Spires discusses the grants that will fund an energy diagnostics program in Rutherford County.

Hospice Resale Shop: Storewide half-price sale Aug. 5-7; also includes clothing priced at 25 cents. 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. Youth football/cheerleading sign-ups: For the Rutherfordton Raiders, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Crestview Park from 6 to 8 p.m.; call Tammy, 9802059.

Monday, Aug. 2 PROMISE Support Group: Conducted for four weeks beginning today at 6 p.m., Hospice of Rutherford County; group is for any parent who has lost a child of any age; the group will also be conducted next quarter, so call to register; offered at no cost. Chase High Athletic Booster Club meeting: Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m., Chase High School.

Tuesday, Aug. 3 Mentor training: 9 a.m. to noon, Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School; train to be a mentor with Communities in Schools of Rutherford County; mentors commit 30 minutes to one hour each school week, from September to May, to spend one-on-one time with a child who needs a caring adult in their life; for more information, visit www.rutherfordcis. org or call 288-0228. GRACE: For anyone caring for a loved one, held the first Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Rutherford Life Services; today’s topic is “Legal issues for caregivers” with attorney John B. Crotts; hosted by Hospice of Rutherford County. 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. 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 4 Children’s summer reading program: Every Wednesday, 9 a.m., through Aug. 4, Union Mills Learning Center; for preschool and early readers as well as older children; poetry reading and storytelling will be featured as well; each week will feature a different subject and guest; everyone in attendance will receive at least one free book (all ages and reading levels). Mentor training: 9 a.m. to noon, Ellenboro Elementary; train to be a mentor with Communities in Schools of Rutherford County; mentors commit 30 minutes to one hour each school week, from September to May, to spend oneon-one time with a child who needs a caring adult in their life; for more information, visit www. or call 288-0228.

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lease the equipment. The two entities met Thursday to begin working out the logistics of the training and certification process. People who use the camera must be certified by the state after the training is completed. Those trained will be able to train others, and they could be certified. Since the equipment is the largest expense in auditing-energy-efficiency work, only trained and certified people can lease the equipment. Once approved, they will be able to lease the equipment for periods of one day to one week. The energy-efficient testing equipment costs between $10,000 and $15,000 per set. With the grant money, IDPC hopes to buy several sets for lease. The equipment will test for air leaks throughout the house, and an infrared camera will identify the loss of heat in a house. “The camera will find any voids in windows or doors,” said Spires. “With the camera, you can actually see the cold air or hot air leaking through.” Edwards said without proper equipment, the loss of energy might not be identified. “Just because a house has insulation doesn’t mean it is energy efficient,” Edwards said. Isothermal instructors will either train students in the Construction Trades class, or training might eventually be provided through Continuing Education. None of those logistics have been finalized. Spires said the grant funding has three components — the creation of certified workers trained in weatherization to create small business; providing the equipment; and marketing

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a request from Sheriff Jack Conner to present two service weapons to two retiring officers. Capt. Michael Summers and Lt. Samuel Williams will both retire on Aug. 31. Commissioners will make several appointments as well, including ones to the Capital Planning and Finance Advisory Committee, Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority, Solid

Friday, Aug. 6 Stuff the Bus: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wal-mart parking lot; school supply drive hosted by Communities in Schools Rutherford County; needed supplies include paper, pencils, notebooks, backpacks, colored pencils, crayons, pencil holders, spiral composition books and pencil sharpeners. SWEEP (Solid Waste Environmental Education Panel) meeting: noon, GDS at 141 Fairgounds Road; for more information, visit

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Jim Edwards, IDPC’s director, talks how an energy auditing project will provide savings for homeowners in Rutherford County as well as job opportunities for displaced workers and green businesses.

the program. “We want to tell people of the availability of the weatherization equipment,” Spires said. IPDC will create a three-tiered marketing campaign to build interest among the suppliers and potential suppliers, a well as those who want the services. “In these tough economic times, people can really save a lot of money,” Alison Gillette said. She is an intern at IPDC hired to help with the gov-

Waste and Environment Education Panel, Domiciliary Home Advisory Committee and the Juvenile Crime Prevention Committee. The board will also hear a request from the Tourism Development Authority to re-appoint Tom Judson as chairman of the TDA. Commissioners will review the idea of a property swap with Jim Cole for an easement on U.S. 221. Cole would get about 1.5 acres of land on U.S. 221 while the county would be given the right to use approximately 0.76 acres of Cole’s land at an access point on the same highway.

The equipment will include a blower door, infrared camera, moisture meter, duct-testing fan, residential combustion analyzer and a combustible gas leak detector. Some of the low-income people whose homes are being renovated can also save a lot of money by having the homes properly tested. Switching out windows is not the only energyefficient measures needed, however. The equipment will identify any holes in insulation or holes in the duct work and other places where air can leak. “The goal is to reduce the cost of energy,” Spires said. And people who energize homes will receive state and federal tax breaks, Edwards said. Once the training has been complete and certifications are complete, the energy assessments probably will begin in a few months. For more information on the program, call 2872281. Contact Gordon via e-mail at

The board will review a fire prevention ordinance and a new zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol from the county’s transit department. Finally, the board members will discuss the possibility of abandoning a part of Commerce Drive, in the Corporate Center 74 industrial park, as part of an economic development project. Other items may be added to the agenda. Contact Baughman via e-mail at

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Thursday, Aug. 5 Mentor training: 9 a.m. to noon, Pinnacle Elementary; train to be a mentor with Communities in Schools of Rutherford County; mentors commit 30 minutes to one hour each school week, from September to May, to spend oneon-one time with a child who needs a caring adult in their life; for more information, visit www. or call 288-0228.

ernment stimulus money distributed to the area. But none of the energy equipment is being paid for with stimulus funds. At the end of training in the Construction Trades classes, Spires said, some people might be interested in entering that phase of home building. There are no trained energy auditors with the equipment in Rutherford County, so the jobs have to go to outsiders. “We will market this to green building, also,” Edwards said. Since the start-up equipment is so costly, a person beginning a new business will not have to buy the equipment, but he may lease it from IPDC. The money paid for leasing the equipment will be used to keep equipment upgraded and the program sustainable, Spires said.


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Business Notes

Chamber celebrates

Clayton Homes reports its sales up 22 percent

FOREST CITY — Overall home sales have taken a hard hit in our region, much like the rest of America. But not at Clayton Home Sales Centers, including the stores serving Forest City. Clayton’s numbers for the first half of 2010 are in and the company’s sales are up 22 percent from this time last year. Sales are expected to remain strong for the next few months as area Clayton dealerships participate in the National Open House program, designed to get people inside homes and considering purchases. “Home construction and sales are important economic drivers,” said Kevin Clayton, President and CEO of the company. “We hope the trend we’re seeing is part of an economic turnaround for all industries.”

Pisgah Legal Services announces new staff

ASHEVILLE — Pisgah Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm providing free civil legal aid to low-income people, announces four new members of its Mountain Violence Prevention Project. As new staff attorneys, Lynne Davis and Martin Jarrard will provide legal advice and representation to domestic violence victims Both Davis and Jarrard are members of the North Carolina Bar and have previous experience assisting domestic violence victims. Jarrard also holds a Masters in Social Work degree. Gabriella Volkomer is an attorney licensed to practice law in Mexico and holds a Masters degree in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville. Volkomer will join PLS as bilingual court advocate, assisting domestic violence victims to secure court protection from abuse and pursue prosecution of their abusers. Lily Peifer will conduct client intakes and provide safety planning to all domestic violence victims requesting legal assistance from PLS. These new staff join a team of four additional PLS staff attorneys practicing domestic violence and family law, a second bilingual court advocate and a legal assistant. In addition, 60 volunteer attorneys provide pro bono legal assistance to PLS’ domestic violence clients.

Edward Jones gets high ranking again

FOREST CITY — For the fifth year out of the past six, financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. Edard Jones affiliates, Frank and Tracy Faucette, George Allen and David Smith serve Rutherford County. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full service investment firms based on seven factors: investment advisor, portfolio performance, account information, account offerings, commissions and fees, website and problem resolution. Edward Jones’ overall score climbed 10 points over last year, when it also was ranked highest among the 12 largest firms rated. The 2010 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study is based on responses from 4,460 investors who primarily invest with one of the 12 firms included in the study.

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Humphy Wheeler, one of the legends of NASCAR, addresses the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Friday night at the Carolina Event& Conference Center. The motivational speaker told the group, “There is enough energy (in Rutherford County) to raise this place to the top of Chimney Rock.”

NASCAR legend touts creativity By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — A founder of NASCAR and one of its greatest promoters, Humphy Wheeler, told a group of Rutherford Countians Friday the nation and county are asking themselves “how in the world are we going to get out of this mess?” Wheeler was referring to the nation’s sagging economy which has hit Rutherford County hard. The county jobless rate was at 14.7 per-

cent in June, the third highest in the state. Wheeler challenged the business leaders and guests to look at the county as a place where something can happen and not as a “nothing is happening here” place. He asked people to ask themselves how they can make a difference in the county, rather than “sitting around wondering when will it change. People need to turn it on themselves and ask, “How can I help make it change.”

Wheeler talked about creative ideas from non-creative people and gave examples of how creative ideas can change a community. Two percent of the population is creative and the other 98 percent is non-creative, he said, but it is the non-creative folks who can come up with ideas to change the world. “Change the way you think is one of the most important things a person can do,” he said.

Please see Wheeler, Page 8A

Citizenship award given to McWhorter By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

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Frankie McWhorter (left) receives Duke Energy’s Citizenship and Service Award from Sandy Tallent, Duke’s district manager, Friday night during the annual Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce meeting.

FOREST CITY — A 30-yearchampion of Rutherford County, Frankie McWhorter, received the 2010 Duke Energy Citizenship Service Award Friday night. She received the award during the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting held at the Carolina Event & Conference Center on Hudlow Road. Duke Energy’s District Manager Sandy Tallent presented the award. McWhorter and her husband John, and their two children, Scott and Kim, moved to Rutherford County about 30 years ago from Georgia and made Rutherfordton their home. Recently retired as the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Tourism

Development Officer for the Piedmont, McWhorter has worked behind the scenes and publicly to bring positive changes for the county, Tallent said. Before she became the tourism officer for the Piedmont area, McWhorter was one of five Heritage Tourism Officers appointed by the state. She represented Western North Carolina. Tallent said McWhorter has always been a major champion and advocate for Rutherford County, as well as a great source of information concerning the county and its history. She has most recently become facilitator of the Roundtable meetings, a group of more than 30 county leadPlease see McWhorter, Page 8A

China economy set to pass Japan BEIJING (AP) — China is set to overtake Japan as the world’s secondlargest economy in a resurgence that is changing everything from the global balance of military and financial power to how cars are designed. By some measures it has already moved to second place after the U.S. in total economic output — a milestone that would underline a pre-eminence not seen since the 18th century, when the Middle Kingdom last served as Asia’s military, technological and cultural power. China is already the biggest exporter, auto buyer and steel producer, and its worldwide influence is growing. The fortunes of companies from Detroit automakers to Brazilian iron miners depend on spending by China’s consumers and corporations. And rising wealth brings political

presence: Chinese pressure helped to win developing countries a bigger voice in the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. “Japan was the powerhouse driving the rest of Asia,” said Rob Subbaraman, chief Asia economist for Nomura Securities. “Now the tide is turning and China is becoming a powerful influence on the rest of Asia, including Japan.” China’s rise has produced glaring contradictions. The wealth gap between an elite who profited most from three decades of reform and its poor majority is so extreme that China has dozens of billionaires while average income for the rest of its 1.3 billion people is among the world’s lowest. Beijing has launched two manned space missions and is talking about exporting high-speed trains to

California and Europe while families in remote areas live in cave houses cut into hillsides. Japan’s people still are among the world’s richest, with a per capita income of $37,800 last year, compared with China’s $3,600. So are Americans at $42,240, their economy still by far the biggest. But Japan is trapped in a two-decade-old economic slump, the U.S. is wrestling with a financial crisis, and China’s sheer economic size and the lure of its vast consumer market adds to its clout abroad. Its explosive growth has driven conflicting shifts in Asia and beyond, triggering a scramble for commercial opportunity but fueling unease that the wealth is helping to finance a mil

Please see China, Page 7A

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Noah Dean Jones will celebrate his

4th birthday, Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Noah is the son of Amanda Hasty and Justin Jones. Maternal grandparents are Lois and Terry Hasty of Forest City and Paternal grandparents are Linda and Jerry Bright, also of Forest City.






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ers and business people, working toward the greater good for the county and area. Meetings are held on a monthly basis and everyone is encouraged to become involved. Tallent said although McWhorter has officially retired, she has not stopped, “but continues to volunteer her time to help Rutherford County become a better place for all of us to live. “She has given a lifetime of service to this place she calls home and we can all be thankful that Frankie McWhorter chose to make her home here,” Tallent said. McWhorter accepted the award with gratitude and told the group, “retirement” to her means to work. “Now, more than ever, volunteers are needed to renew their commitment to helping others and creating efforts that bring us closer as a community and as a nation,” Tallent said. “Duke Energy wants to recognize these efforts by honoring citizens with the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award. This is a tribute to individuals or groups who make a difference in their communities or places of work by using their time, talents and compassion to positively impact the lives of others.” Recipients of the award help foster a culture of citizenship and service that acts as a catalyst for others to become involved in civic and social activities. The award is designed to recognize outstanding volunteer service and civic participation over a twelve month period. The citizenship award was created in 2004 at Duke Power’s centennial celebration to recognize and reward leadership and involvement in volunteerism and community service, and to encourage a culture of citizenship and service in communities. The award recipient must be a participant in activities that set a standard and foster a culture for citizenship, service and community responsibility, should demonstrate a commitment to service and/or civic participation over a sustained period. The nominee should demonstrate integrity, stewardship, inclusion, initiative, teamwork and accountability.




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“Re-program your brain to think creatively. It will change your life, change the area. Something wonderful is going to happen,” he said, adding, “it can’t get much worse and usually when it gets like this, something happens. “What makes this place any different from a lot of places like this. Are we going to be a place where nothing is happening?” “There is too much vitality, too much brain power here to be a place where nothing is happening. We can turn it around,” he said. “There is enough energy to raise this place to the top of Chimney Rock.” Wheeler told the story of a non-creative woman who came into his office once with an idea to boost ticket sales at the Saturday races. Though not a creative woman, Wheeler said, her idea of bringing a car-eating

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itary buildup to press the communist government’s claims in the region. “I think everyone in the region is trying to benefit from Chinese economic dynamism but at the same time is trying to make sure China does not become a regional hegemon,” said Greg Sheridan, foreign editor of The Australian newspaper. Exactly when China passes Japan formally will be unclear until after this year ends. It depends on shifting exchange rates and data reported in different forms by the two governments. Chinese GDP in 2009 was $4.98 trillion and Japan’s was $5.07 trillion. In 2010, Chinese GDP was $1.335 trillion for the April-June quarter — a period for which Tokyo has yet to report. China is growing at 10 percent a year, while Japan’s expansion this year is forecast at no more than 3 percent. “On that basis, the crossover probably happened last quarter,” said Julian Jessop, chief international economist for Capital Economics in London. Australia has been one of the biggest beneficiaries as China’s voracious appetite for iron ore, coal and other commodities drove a mining boom that kept its economy growing through the global crisis. In the long historical view, China’s 21st century rise is a return to the status it held for most of the past 2,000 years as “Zhong Hua,” or the Central Brightness, East Asia’s economic and military giant and a beacon of technology and elite culture to societies from Vietnam to Korea to Japan. China’s was the biggest economy, with its workshops and

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“monster Robosaurus” to the speedway raised ticket sales 19,000 one Saturday. The idea actually came through her children. She said she believed her boys would love to see such a thing. And if her children would like to see it, nearly 20,000 others wanted to see it too. He also told a fictitious story about a person with an idea in Rutherford County who traveled to the top of a hill, put a light on the hill, changed it to a golden light because of the gold minted in Rutherford County and even created a laser show that was unlike any other. He said the “county became known as the Valley of the Golden Lights,” all across the southeast. He told the crowd, there is nothing like it in the world today and “this is totally possible and it will create jobs,” he said. “Creativity will get you out of the problems. It will get the United States out of its prob-

textile mills accounting for up to one-third of global manufacturing. But it went into steep decline in the 19th century as its rulers resisted mimicking Japan’s embrace of Western technology. By the 1930s, China produced just a few percent of global factory output. After a civil war, communist takeover and political upheaval, free-enterprise reforms pioneered by leader Deng Xiaoping opened the door for hundreds of millions of Chinese to work their way out of poverty. Since those reforms began in 1979, China has grown into the world’s low-cost factory, its biggest exporter and producer of half its steel. It wants to evolve beyond cheap manufacturing and is trying to build up technology industries but has had little success so far. Last year, the World Bank ranked China 124th among economies in per capita income, behind Latin America and some African nations, while Japan was No. 32. The United States was 17th. Yet already, China’s consumers are so avidly courted by global companies that products from autos to home appliances destined for sale worldwide are designed with their tastes in mind. This year, French luxury goods maker Hermes Group unveiled a brand, Shang Xia, to be designed specifically for Chinese customers. Now, Africa has an alternative development model,” said Derek Scissors, a Heritage Foundation scholar. Instead of Western investment with environmental or other strings attached, Scissors said, “they now see the Chinese as an alternative: ‘We don’t want to deal with you. We’ll get some Chinese stateowned company to put $1.5 billion into this mining project.’ “ Chinese pressure helped to trigger the biggest changes

lems” he added. Also Friday night, Chamber president Mike Campfield, gave the gavel to new President Gene Booth. Other officers are First Vice President Donna McCann of Northland Communications; Vice Presidents Curt Hall and Charlene Proctor; Secretary/ treasurer Dolores Mayo. Board members are Kim Alexander, Kim Corbett, Cooper Flack, Dale Hamilton, Jason Harrill, Beverly Kalinowski, Barbara Keever, Charle Moose and Dan Thomas. Rick Austin, chamber executive director, welcomed the group, and presented a brief program on the role of the chamber in Rutherford County. The chamber also presented the postcard contest winners and presented Wheeler a framed collected of the new postcards to represent Rutherford County. Contact Gordon via e-mail at

in decades in the U.S.- and European-dominated World Bank and IMF, which agreed to give China, Turkey, Mexico and other developing countries a bigger say in picking leaders and deciding policy. The boom has helped communist leaders pay to cultivate “soft power” — educational and media activity to win hearts and minds abroad. Of course, even after slipping to third place, Japan is still rich and comfortable — the Switzerland of Asia. Now, with Japan in the rear view mirror, can China catch up with the United States? Yes, say many analysts. China could match the U.S. in total output as early as 2020, said a World Bank forecast in June. But still, it said per capita income would be one-fourth the U.S. level, comparable to Malaysia or Latin America. Achieving even that will require China’s unelected, secretive leaders to radically change their state-dominated economy. They need to promote technology and education, fight rampant corruption that is stoking public anger and resist temptation to favor government-owned companies at the expense of a dynamic private sector that creates jobs and wealth. Success is far from guaranteed, warn the World Bank and others. They say China, Mexico and other developing countries easily can stall at middle-income levels if they fail to develop an educated, creative work force and legal systems to support innovation or if they allow entrenched companies to stifle competition. “Are they going to pass the U.S. in total GDP? Yes, very likely,” said Scissors. “Are they going to move into uppermiddle-income status? That’s a much tougher thing.”

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Nation Today Man pulled from rubble of Mass. condo blast dies

NORFOLK, Mass. (AP) — A construction worker who was pulled from the rubble of an explosion at a Massachusetts condominium has died. Norfolk Fire Chief Coleman Bushnell says 48-year-old William Nichols of Blackstone died at about 10:30 p.m. Friday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He says four other workers were still hospitalized Saturday in stable condition. State Fire Marshall Stephen Coan has not released a cause of Friday afternoon’s explosion at a condo under construction at The Village at River’s Edge, a community for people 55 and older.

Crews beat back wildfire in desert north of LA

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews working through the night beat back flames and built containment lines around a two-day old wildfire that charred nearly 22

square miles of brush in the high desert north of Los Angeles. The blaze was 62 percent contained Saturday morning and no structures were threatened, according to Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Sam Padilla. Crews hoped to close the fire’s south flank near Portal Ridge, Rancho Vista and Ana Verde before temperatures rise into the high 90s and dry winds whip up again as expected Saturday.

Arrests sought after water park vandalized DALE CITY, Va. (AP) — The hamburger patties, French fries and pretzels tossed into the pool were bad enough. But did a vandal really have to smear mozzarella cheese on the water slide? Officials in northern Virginia’s Prince William County said that mischief was done overnight at Waterworks Waterpark, plus more. But it’s no laughing matter: The park is closed until workers can drain, sanitize and refill the pool.

In Loving Memory of Dr. Paul Cartwright July 6, 1946- July 31, 2009 If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow, your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Your fear, of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the King whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour. By Kahlil Gibran It has been an honour for us to know and love you while on this Earth! We long for the time that we will walk with you once more, among the presence of our Heavenly Father. Until then... Krista, John, Ali, Hannah, Abby, Jack, Jenny & Mandy

Associated Press

Three women try to get a view of guests leaving the Delamatar Inn on their way to Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s wedding in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Saturday.

Celebrity draws crowd to Clinton wedding site RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — Chelsea Clinton was poised to marry her longtime boyfriend at an exclusive estate along New York’s Hudson River after weeks of secrecy and buildup that had celebrity watchers flocking to the small village for the Saturday evening nuptials. The crowd began forming midmorning after weeks of intrigue and secrecy about a ceremony with a VIP guest list said to include such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg. Actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen were spotted walking hand-in-hand through the village. The 30-year-old daughter of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton was expected to wed her boyfriend, investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, at a ceremony with 400 to 500 guests. Details of the wedding were kept fanatically close to the vest, with shopkeepers, innkeepers, vendors and restaurateurs sworn to secrecy. Officials restricted airspace over the estate, and the area will remain a no-fly zone until 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Roads were also blocked off, and inconvenienced neighbors were soothed with a complimentary bottle of wine. In the early afternoon, Danson and Steenburgen strolled through Rhinebeck toward one of the hotels being used for the wedding. Both said they were excited about the upcoming ceremony. “I knew her since she was a baby so this is a big moment,” said Steenburgen, who wed Danson in 1995. “She’s a lovely, lovely girl.” Reporters, who had been searching for celebrities in vain for most of the day, quickly zeroed in on the couple, prompting Danson to ask, “Are we the only celebrities in town?” Donna Vena drove 50 miles to Rhinebeck from her home of Mount Kisco, N.Y., in the hopes of spotting a celebrity. “Why not?” she asked Saturday morning, a camera slung over her shoulder. “Big story. Maybe see Oprah.” Nearby, two young women passed out slices of pizza with “I do” written in pepperoni.

10A — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, August 1, 2010


Flood death toll surpasses 800

World Today

NOWSHERA, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll in the massive flooding in Pakistan surged past 800 as floodwaters receded Saturday in the hard-hit northwest, an official said. The damage to roads, bridges and communications networks hindered rescuers, while the threat of disease loomed as some evacuees arrived in camps with fever, diarrhea and skin problems. Even for a country used to tragedy — especially deadly suicide attacks by Taliban militants — the scale of this past week’s flooding has been shocking. Monsoon rains come every year, but rarely with such fury. The devastation came in the wake of the worst-ever plane crash in Pakistan, which killed 152 people in Islamabad on Wednesday. In neighboring eastern Afghanistan, floods killed 64 people and injured 61 others in the past week, while destroying hundreds of homes and huge

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stretches of farmland, according to Matin Edrak, director of the Afghan government’s disaster department. As rivers swelled in Pakistan’s northwest, people sought evershrinking high ground or grasped for trees and fences to avoid getting swept away. Buildings simply crumbled into the raging river in Kalam, a town in the northern part of the Swat Valley, Geo TV showed Saturday. Reports coming in from districts around the northwest, where such flooding has not been seen since 1929, showed at least 800 people had died, said Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the region’s information minister. The U.N. estimated that some 1 million people nationwide were affected by the disaster, though it didn’t specify exactly what that meant. Floodwaters were receding in the region, and many people

remain missing, Hussain said. Over 30,000 Pakistani army troops engaged in rescue and relief work had evacuated 19,000 trapped people by Saturday night, said army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas. “The level of devastation is so widespread, so large,” he said. “It is quite possible that in many areas there is damage, deaths, which may not have been reported.” In the Nowshera area, scores of men, women and children sat on roofs in hopes of air or boat rescues. Many had little more than the clothes on their backs. “There are very bad conditions,” said Amjad Ali, a rescue worker in the area. “They have no water, no food.” A doctor treating evacuees at a small relief camp in Nowshera said some had diarrhea and others had marks appearing on their skin, causing itching.

If you’re over the age of 30 and suffer from neck pain, tingling in the arms, or headaches, this could be the most eye-opening article you’ll ever read.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal police rescued two kidnapped cameramen in northern Mexico on Saturday after five days in the custody of a drug gang. Javier Canales of Multimedios Television and Alejandro Hernandez of Televisa were freed before dawn in the city of Gomez Palacio, the Public Safety Department said in a statement. Multimedios anchor Ciro Gomez Leyva broke into regular programming earlier Saturday to announce the news. The cameramen were abducted Monday along with a Televisa reporter after leaving a prison where they had covered a protest against the arrest of its warden. The reporter, Hector Gordoa, was released Thursday.

Bomb kills 3 soldiers, bystander BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bomb killed three Iraqi soldiers responding to an earlier blast Saturday in an area south of Baghdad, officials said. One bystander was also killed. The first explosion near municipal offices in the Rashid district did not cause casualties but was followed by a second bomb as security forces moved toward the scene — a common tactic of insurgents targeting police and soldiers.

Army to battle deadly wildfires MASLOVKA, Russia (AP) — Russia sent the army on Saturday to battle wildfires that have killed at least 28 people and were threatening dozens of towns and villages. Thick smoke and ash slowed firefighting efforts and thousands of people were being evacuated. Half of the 300 homes in the village of Maslovka, half a day’s drive south of Moscow, were reduced to cinders. Stunned locals sifted through the ash for possessions to salvage and people pooled what little food they had — mainly potatoes and carrots — to ensure no one starved.

Three dead as building collapses ROME (AP) — An apartment building collapsed early Saturday in southern Italy, killing three people in their sleep, police said. Police said the building fell apart after 1 a.m. in Afragola, a small town near Naples. The victims include a married couple and an elderly woman, said the deputy chief of Naples police, Paolo Iodice. Contradicting earlier statements, police said the woman’s granddaughter, a 10-year-old girl, was still alive under the rubble and that rescuers were trying to pull her out.

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GWU tabbed fifth in league

Couples shoots 65 to tie with Langer SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) — When Fred Couples was struggling to stay near par in the first round, the cheers he heard were mostly from friends and family out to exult the Seattle native. On Saturday, the hometown boy gave everyone at Sahalee Country Club a reason to roar. “Today I didn’t hear many family because it was loud and so much fun,” Couples said. Couples shot a bogey-free 5-under 65 on Saturday, surging into a share of the U.S. Senior Open lead with Bernhard Langer with a round left. Feeding off the raucous hometown crowd, Couples made five birdies and posted the lowest score of the week. A week after winning the Senior British Open at Carnoustie, Langer shot 68 on Saturday, posting his third straight round in the 60s. Couples and Langer were five shots clear of Chien Soon Lu and Tom Kite.

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Officials drop charge against Sturdivant RALEIGH (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a drug charge against a North Carolina linebacker after he entered a deferred prosecution agreement. Stanly County prosecutor John Phillips told The Charlotte Observer on Friday that Quan Sturdivant will be required to complete 24 hours of community service and have a substance abuse assessment.

Local Sports CPL Baseball Monday, Forest City at Martinsville, 7 p.m.

On TV Sunday 10 a.m. (ESPN) Golf RICOH Women’s British Open, Final Round. 1 p.m. (ESPN) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500. From Pocono Raceway. (ESPN2) X Games (FSCR) MLB Baseball Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds. 1:30 p.m. (TBS) MLB Baseball New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays. 2 p.m. (WGN-A) MLB Baseball Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox. 3 p.m. (WBTV) (WSPA) PGA Tour Golf Greenbrier Classic, Final Round. (ESPN2) WTA Tennis U.S. Open Series - Bank of the West Classic, Final. (TS) WNBA Basketball Indiana Fever at Atlanta Dream. 4 p.m. (WYFF) Golf U.S. Senior Open Championship, Final Round. 5 p.m. (WSOC) (WLOS) Horse Racing Haskell Invitational. From Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. (ESPN2) ATP Tennis U.S. Open Series - Farmers Classic, Final. 7 p.m. (ESPN2) X Games 8 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants. Monday 7 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Baseball Teams TBA. (FSCR) MLB Baseball Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates. (TS) MLB Baseball New York Mets at Atlanta Braves.

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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, center, runs during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday.

Panthers seek leaders from a very young team SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chris Gamble feels old at 27. Jordan Gross was struck by all the new faces in the stretching lines at practice. And Jeff King knows the few veterans remaining must take on much larger roles. After an offseason roster purge, the Carolina Panthers are left with the third youngest roster in the NFL and an urgent need at training camp to fill a leadership vacuum. “This game is a young man’s game,” coach John Fox said Saturday. “There’s transition, there’s change every season. With both free agency and the draft, there’s going to be change. We kind of just

hit it that way this year.” Did they ever. In an effort to begin a youth movement and shed payroll ahead of possible labor unrest next year, the Panthers rid their roster of starters Jake Delhomme (35 years old), Muhsin Muhammad (37), Brad Hoover (33), Keydrick Vincent (32), Julius Peppers (30), Damione Lewis (32), Maake Kemoeatu (31), Na’il Diggs (32) and Chris Harris (27). “Me and Travelle (Wharton) are like the only guys from my (2004 draft) class that are still here,” said Gamble, a starting cor Please see Panthers, Page 8B

BOILING SPRINGS — Athletes play the game of football for a number of reasons: Pride, passion, a shot at gridiron glory just to name a few. The 2010 season will offer the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs another incentive, however, an automatic bid to the FCS playoffs. “It’s a big deal,” said Coach Steve Patton of the Big South’s first ever automatic bid. “It gives us something to work for as a team. Before, you could have an outstanding season, win the conference and still miss the playoffs. This year, you win and you are in.” Aside from the automatic bid giving GWU and other members of the Big South a realistic chance of postseason play; it also gives the conference an advantage in recruiting. “The automatic bid definitely gives us a big advantage in getting players to come here versus schools that don’t have it,” said Patton. “Not every conference can send their champion to the postseason and we have already seen the benefits of that in recruiting.” With the emphasis squarely on winning the conference, Patton is quick to point out that non-conference contests still have value. “We are still going to schedule one or two money games per year that will challenge the team and help prepare for those key conference games,” said Patton. “And any edge we have going into the conference portion of the schedule is key.” Winning the conference and the coveted automatic bid may be more of a challenge for the Bulldogs in

Please see GWU, Page 8B

Braves move to bolster the roster

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Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox watches from the dugout during the second inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Atlanta Braves made a five-player deal Saturday to upgrade their outfield and an already formidable bullpen, acquiring Rick Ankiel and right-hander Kyle Farnsworth from Kansas City for three players. The NL East leaders are trying to fend off a charge by secondplace Philadelphia, which had cut a seven-game deficit to 3½ entering play on Saturday. The Phillies also made one of baseball’s most high-profile trades this week, acquiring starter Roy Oswalt from Houston. Atlanta sent reliever Jesse Chavez, outfielder Gregor Blanco and minor league pitcher Tim Collins to the Royals. Kansas City included cash in the deal. In a separate move the Braves got outfielder Wilkin Ramirez from Detroit for a player to be named or cash. Ankiel joins an outfield that currently features rookie Jason Heyward in right, Melky Cabrera in center and Eric Hinske in left. The Braves demoted struggling outfielder Nate McLouth — who started a team-leading 52 games in center — to the minors four days ago with a .168 average. “Ankiel’s a tremendous outfielder, a great athlete,” third baseman Chipper Jones said. “Hopefully he helps solidify things out there in center.” The 31-year-old Ankiel batted .261 with four homers and 15 RBIs in 27 games for the Royals, who signed him to a one-year, $3.25 million deal. He has missed time with an injured right thigh. “I know he hasn’t played much, but since he’s been back, he’s played well,” manager Bobby Cox said. “He’s great defensively. He’s really, really good.” Atlanta’s offense has struggled lately, but still ranks among the top in the NL. The Braves are fifth in batting average and runs Please see Braves, Page 8B

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RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa.

(Car number in parentheses) 1. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet 2. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet 3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota 4. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet 5. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet. 6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet. 7. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford 8. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet 9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet. 10. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet 11. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge. 12. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford 13. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge 14. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet 15. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge 16. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford 17. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota

GOLF U.S. Senior Open Championship Scores At Sahalee Country Club, Sammamish Wash. Third Round a-denotes amateur Fred Couples Bernhard Langer Chien Soon Lu Tom Kite Peter Senior Michael Allen Tommy Armour III John Cook Scott Simpson Loren Roberts Olin Browne John Morse Jay Haas Mark Calcavecchia J. R. Roth Keith Fergus Larry Mize J. L. Lewis Joe Ozaki Tom Watson Mike Reid Tom Lehman Javier Sanchez Jeff Hart Mark Wiebe Eduardo Romero Dan Forsman Allen Doyle Bob Tway Fred Funk Russ Cochran Jim Roy Bruce Vaughan Jeff Sluman Joey Sindelar Rod Spittle David Frost Jim Rutledge Corey Pavin Don Pooley Gary Hallberg a-Tim Jackson Mark Johnson Tom Purtzer Bruce Fleisher Gil Morgan Bob Gilder Craig Stadler Jim Chancey Jeff Thomsen Hal Sutton Rod Nuckolls Tsukasa Watanabe Paul Trittler Morris Hatalsky Mike Goodes Ralph West Bob Niger Denis Watson Gene Jones Rich Parker James Mason Mike Lawrence a-Steven Hudson Bill Britton Jon Fiedler Bill Sautter Graham Marsh a-John Grace

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FOREST CITY — The Forest City Owls promised fireworks after their home regular season finale, but the Owls offense provided some added pop with three homers as they downed Fayetteville, 9-5, at McNair Field Saturday. After trailing 3-0 after the first inning, Forest City put up four quick runs in the third inning and never looked back. Forest City’s Will Skinner set the stage as he smashed a 3-1 offering over the left centerfield wall for a two-run homer, scoring Mark Dovoroznak, who had walked. The home run also gave Skinner the all-time career Coastal Plain League record for hits with 156 during his three-years in Forest City. Skinner would pad that to 157 with a single in the sixth inning. Skinner then broke his own 2009 record for CPL doubles in a season (22) during the eighth for an RBI. He reached base all five times he came to the plate. Cade Stallings then roped a single to left and Grant Buckner followed that with a two-run smash over the “Green Monster” in left to take a 4-3 lead. Wes Walker picked up where the Owls’ offense left off during the bottom of the fourth — smacking a leadoff solo-home run to left for a 5-3 Owls advantage. Stallings and the Owls continued to roll during the fifth as he led off with a base hit to right and Buckner slapped a shot into the right field gap for a triple. The hit plated Stallings for a 6-3 lead. Reed Harper later crossed Buckner with a deep sacrifice fly to center for a 7-3 lead. The visiting Swampdogs sliced the lead in the sixth. After Jimmy Rosinger doubled off the wall in left, Casey Maloney laced a hit into left for an RBI that closed it to 7-4. Andrew Brown (six innings, six hits) earned the win for Forest City as Brett Stackhouse and Philip Brannon did a solid job in relief. Brannon and Stackhouse gave up just one run each with Stackhouse throwing two innings and Brannon one. The Owls wrap up regular season play Monday at Martinsville. The playoffs get under way on Wednesday.

Golf Notes Women’s British Open SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Taiwan’s Yani Tseng shot her third straight 4-under 68 to take a take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the Women’s British Open. The 21-year-old Tseng eagled the 472-yard, par5 final hole at Royal Birkdale, hitting an 8-iron to 20 feet and making the putt to double her advantage over Australia’s Katherine Hull (66) Tseng, the Kraft Nabisco winner in April for her second major victory and third LPGA Tour title, has just one bogey through 54 holes, finishing at 12-under 204. In-Kyung Kim (68) was third at 6 under, and Brittany Lincicome (71) was 5 under.

Greenbrier Classic WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Jeff Overton birdied five of the last seven for a 4-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the inaugural Greenbrier Classic. Overton, seeking his first PGA Tour victory, had an 18-under 192 total on The Greenbrier’s Old White course. He opened with rounds of 64 and 62. Two players flirted with 59s. D.A. Points threeputted the par-5 17th for bogey, finished with a 61 and was alone in second at 15 under, and J.B. Holmes couldn’t convert a 10-footer for eagle at No. 17 and shot 60. Boo Weekley (67) was third at 13 under, and Holmes was another stroke back along with Jonathan Byrd (64), Brendon de Jonge (65) and Jimmy Walker (67).

Irish Open KILLARNEY, Ireland (AP) — England’s Ross Fisher followed his second-round 61 with an evenpar 71, leaving him with a one-stroke lead in the Irish Open. Fisher, five shots ahead after birdieing four of the first seven holes, had a 12-under 201 total at the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. Italy’s Francesco Molinari (69) and England’s Chris Wood (66) were tied for second, Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (68) was another stroke back at 10 under, and Irish star Padraig Harrington (69) and Australia’s Richard Green (69) were 9 under.

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Reds rally to beat Braves 5-2

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Atlanta Braves infielder Omar Infante, right, catches a fly ball hit by Cincinnati Reds’ Jonny Gomes in front of right fielder Jason Heyward, left, for an out in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday in Cincinnati.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The ball deflected off the green-padded post in the outfield wall and rolled to Melky Cabrera, who whirled and threw. The left hand went forward. The ball went sideways. The race was on. Ryan Hanigan doubled home two runs and kept going when the ball slipped away from the Atlanta Braves center fielder, rounding the bases on the pivotal play of the Cincinnati Reds’ 5-2 victory Saturday, one that came down to one wacky play. “Just an unfortunate play out there in center — whatever that was,” Atlanta’s Chipper Jones said. It was an unfortunate day for the NL East leaders in a couple of ways. The Braves lost leadoff hitter Martin Prado to a hand injury, another setback to a struggling lineup. Later, they traded to upgrade their outfield and bullpen. Center field was the problem in this one.

Hanigan doubled off Jair Jurrjens (3-4), who has yet to win on the road. Two runs scored while Cabrera chased the ball to the wall. When the outfielder turned and threw quickly, the ball slipped from his hand and rolled across the outfield, allowing the catcher to chug home on the weird error. Bronson Arroyo (11-6) gave up five hits in seven innings. Francisco Cordero, who took the loss in Atlanta’s 6-4 win on Friday night, got booed when he was introduced to start the ninth. He gave up a pair of singles, then got Jason Heyward on a called third strike for his 28th save in 34 tries. Heyward had doubled home a pair of runs in the 10th inning off Cordero for Atlanta’s win the previous night. The Braves will be without Prado for at least a week. Tests on Saturday found he broke the second knuckle on his right pinkie when he slid headfirst into home plate on Friday night.

Cincinnati entered the day a half-game behind St. Louis in the NL Central. The Reds made no moves before the non-waiver trade deadline Saturday — a couple of potential deals for relievers fell through. Then, they pulled out a strange win. Jurrjens took a 2-1 lead into the seventh, in line for his first road win of the season. Scott Rolen homered in the fourth and doubled to start the go-ahead rally in the seventh. Jay Bruce singled to tie it, and Hanigan came up to face Jurrjens with two outs and two runners aboard. “He got a 2-2 count on Hanigan and left a changeup up,” manager Bobby Cox said. “He was one pitch away from pitching another inning. Instead, Hanigan doubled off a padded fence post in center. He kept going when the ball slipped out of Cabrera’s hand for a twobase error.

Contenders make moves at trade deadline By BEN WALKER

for minor league righty Rick VandenHurk. Texas also completed its trade for Cristian Guzman, getting the infielder and cash from Washington for right-handers Tanner Roark and Ryan Tatusko. The active Rangers made several deals in the days leading up the deadline, acquiring ace Cliff Lee and infielder Jorge Cantu.

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Former All-Stars Jake Westbrook, Ted Lilly, Ryan Ludwick and Kerry Wood were traded Saturday as pennant contenders played a game of beat-the-clock. Lance Berkman went to the World Series champion New York Yankees after rejecting the Chicago White Sox.

Octavio Dotel, Rick Ankiel, Kyle Farnsworth, Chad Qualls and Ryan Theriot also joined the playoff chase and Ryan Church highlighted a five-player deal between last-place teams. The swaps came as clubs scrambled before the 4 p.m. EDT deadline for making trades without waivers. It was a day full of deals between haves and havenots — veterans for prospects, mostly. The NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals were the prime players in a three-team trade, getting Westbrook from Cleveland and sending Ludwick to NL Central-leading San Diego. “I’m excited to go to a club that’s contending for a playoff spot and pitch in some meaningful ballgames,” Westbrook said. “That’s why you play the game, to get a chance to play in the playoffs and I look forward to doing that.”

Westbrook was scratched before he was set to start at Toronto. Ludwick leaves a crowded outfield in St. Louis. The Yankees plucked Wood from Cleveland, shortly after finishing off the deal to get Berkman from Houston. The Astros sent $4 million and Berkman, the Yankees’ new designated hitter, for reliever Mark Melancon and minor league infielder Jimmy Paredes. “You don’t want to play games that don’t have anything riding on them. This is a chance to get back into that mode of playing games that are meaningful and that there’s an excitement about,” Berkman said.

A five-time All-Star, the 34-year-old Berkman was hitting only .245 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs. “I didn’t perform like I should have performed or

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Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams, left, and manager Ozzie Guillen share a laugh after they both spoke to reporters about acquiring right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson from the Arizona Diamondbacks before a baseball game between the White Sox and Oakland Athletics Friday in Chicago.

like I have in the past,” the switch-hitter said. “I felt like there was a decent chance that a change of scenery would do me some good. I’m at the point in my career where I needed to either retire or find something that would sort of light the fire again. ... So this is almost a litmus test for me to see how much more baseball I have left.” The AL Central-leading White Sox had a deal in place for Berkman, general manager Kenny Williams said. But because Berkman is a 10-and-5 player — 10 years in the majors, the last five with the same team — the slugger could turn it down. Instead, he chose the Yankees. “What is the most frustrating part is we actually did get something done and unfortunately the player had other ideas and wanted to be somewhere else. But we did come to an agreement on a deal and you’re at the mercy of contract sometimes,” Williams said. “He sent me a message and said it wasn’t personal but he had already had conver-

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Smit and Brett Wallach. The Dodgers also boosted their bullpen by obtaining Dotel from Pittsburgh. n AL West-leading Texas traded catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to Boston for pitcher Roman Mendez, first baseman Chris McGuiness, a player to be named later and cash. n Tampa Bay got Qualls from Arizona for a player to be named. The 31-year-old righty reliever was 1-4 with 12 saves and an 8.29 ERA. n San Francisco sent pitcher Joe Martinez and outfielder John Bowker to Pittsburgh for left-handed reliever Javier Lopez. n Arizona sent catcher Chris Snyder, minor league shortstop Pedro Ciriaco and cash to the Pirates for outfielder Church, former AL Rookie of the Year Bobby Crosby and right-hander D.J. Carrasco in a trade between last-place teams. n Detroit traded outfielder Wilkin Ramirez to Atlanta for a player to be named or cash. n Florida got lefty reliever Will Ohman from Baltimore

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Teams still can make trades for the rest of the season, but it gets more tricky. Players must first pass through waivers, meaning any club can get an opportunity to claim them before a deal is done. Deals must be completed before Aug. 31 for a player to be eligible for the postseason with his new team. Westbrook was set to start for the Indians, but aware a deal might be brewing. He left the clubhouse for a flight to St. Louis. The 32-year-old righty was 6-7 with a 4.65 ERA for Cleveland. Ludwick, a 32-year-old outfielder, hit .281 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs this season. Cleveland sent cash to the Cardinals and Padres, and got minor league pitcher Corey Kluber from San Diego — the 24-year-old righty led the Texas League in strikeouts. St. Louis also acquired minor league lefty Nick Greenwood from San Diego. “We’ve been looking for a quality starting pitcher to add to our rotation for some time,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement. “Westbrook is someone we’ve had our eyes on for a good period of time.”

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“I think the team’s finally set, and now we can concentrate on what we have to do — and that’s win ballgames,” Rangers star Josh Hamilton said. Earlier this week, Houston traded ace Roy Oswalt to Philadelphia, Cleveland sent outfielder Austin Kearns to the Yankees, Kansas City moved outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Dodgers, Minnesota got All-Star reliever Matt Capps from Washington and San Diego got infielder Miguel Tejada from Baltimore.

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Racing Notes Pocono Raceway flips solar switch

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Pocono Raceway has the flipped the switch on a solar energy system that leaders say will make the NASCAR track the world’s largest solar-powered sports facility. It will be partially up and running this weekend and provide power to the raceway for Sunday’s Pennsylvania 500. It would be the first track to run on solar energy. Track leaders say the 25-acre installation is so large that it’s visible from space. Track president Brandon Igdalsky says the roughly $16 million project will provide enough power for more than 1,000 homes beyond what’s needed for the raceway. Igdalsky says the system should be finished in the next week.

Gateway not seeking 2011 events

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — The owner of Gateway International Raceway has notified NASCAR that it will not seek to hold Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series races next year. Dover Motorsports Inc. said in a release Wednesday that it was evaluating options for the track including a possible sale. Gateway general manager Terry Harmeson said the decision was made after several years of trying to develop a market for the events. A power failure near the track earlier this month forced Gateway to hold Nationwide and Camping World races on the same day. Attendance was spotty for that double-header, especially the truck race. Gateway has another Nationwide race this year set for Oct. 23, with Danica Patrick among the drivers expected to compete.

Labonte hired to replace Ambrose

HARRISBURG, N.C. (AP) — JTG Daugherty Racing has hired Bobby Labonte to replace Marcos Ambrose next season. Labonte’s hiring to drive the No. 47 Toyota was made Wednesday, a day after the team said Ambrose was moving on. Labonte won NASCAR’s top championship in 2000 for Joe Gibbs Racing. His last victory in the Sprint Cup Series was in 2003 for JGR, and he’s moved around a good bit since then. He started this year with TRG Motorsports but terminated the contract in June. He drove a few races for Robby Gordon, made his 600th career start for Phoenix Racing earlier this month at Daytona, and is now temporarily back with TRG.

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Drivers Ryan Newman, left, and Jamie McMurray laugh during a break in practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 500 auto race Friday in Long Pond, Pa.

Fined drivers staying mum LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Asked the amount of his NASCAR fine, Ryan Newman kept quiet. What did he do? Shrugged shoulders. Hey, maybe the threat of secret fines for speaking out against the stock car series is working after all. NASCAR expects omerta (the code of silence) from its drivers when it comes to publicly lashing out against the sport. If they do, they’ll be fined. Ask Newman or Denny Hamlin. Both Sprint Cup star drivers acknowledged at Pocono Raceway they were the ones fined by NASCAR for making critical comments about the racing series. “It’s not a good thing by any means for our sport,” Newman

said Friday. “The less we talk about it, the more we can talk about the racing.” Newman refused to disclose the amount of the fine or what he said. He implied that it was for comments he made after he crashed at Talladega Superspeedway. Newman said in April that winning was “a lottery, racing for a championship shouldn’t be a lottery.” He added the wreckheavy races at Talladega “affect our championship because it’s not racing.” He was one of a few drivers Friday who blamed the media for stirring up controversy and an easy willingness to criticize the sport. Newman suggested if he was left alone for a few moments after his wreck instead of being instantly forced to answer questions, he might

have cooled down and not been so quick to pop off. “When you get a microphone stuck in your face when the adrenaline’s still rushing, don’t expect everything to be positive,” Newman said. Or, he could have said “no comment.” Hamlin said he was punished for comments he made on Twitter. He also did not reveal the amount of the fine. People familiar with the penalties told the AP this week fines were levied because the comments were considered disparaging to the sport. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because NASCAR was not publicly identifying the topflight drivers it fined. They say one driver was penalized as much as $50,000.

Gordon’s crew chief will stick around

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Jeff Gordon has a new spotter this weekend at Pocono Raceway. He won’t have to look for a new crew chief for at least three more years. Steve Letarte, who has done it all with Gordon except win a championship, signed a three-year extension this week with Hendrick Motorsports and has earned more time to bring home that Associated Press long-awaited fifth Cup championship. Jack Roush is in serious but stable condiLetarte, who replaced Robbie Loomis, has been tion after walking away from a plane crash in with Gordon since the September 2005 race at Wisconsin on Tuesday night. New Hampshire. Gordon has 10 wins, 14 poles and leads NASCAR in top-five finishes since then, but is winless since Texas in April 2009, a span of Edwards, Biffle wish Roush well 49 races. “I don’t think we can do anything different to try LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Carl Edwards hopes Jack Roush makes a speedy recovery from injuries to win races, but that is definitely our number one priority,” Letarte said Friday after the deal was the NASCAR team owner sustained in a plane announced. crash this week in Wisconsin. Letarte made another big call this week when Edwards said before qualifying Friday for the he decided the time was right to change Gordon’s Pennsylvania 500 that Roush will be missed spotter. Hendrick Motorsports hired Jeff because he can jump in on any project on his No. Dickerson on Wednesday only days after he split 99 Ford, from tuning the engine to helping the with Kyle Busch. crew chief with setups. Dickerson, considered one of the top spotEdwards said Roush was tough and should be ters in the sport, replaced Shannon McGlamery. back soon. McGlamery will still be a mechanic at Hendrick Roush has been transferred to a Minnesota hos- Motorsports, building the cars for Gordon and pital as he recovers from surgery on facial injuries. teammate Jimmie Johnson. A passenger in the plane Roush was flying was Letarte said Dickerson will help Gordon at the also hurt but has been released from a hospital. end of races. Roush also owns Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Ford. Dickerson had been with Busch since his earBiffle says Roush likely faces multiple surgerly days at HMS, and the driver often credited ies but he is optimistic Roush will be back at the Dickerson for guiding him on the track to several track. victories.

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NFL Camp Notes Steelers 1st-round pick Pouncey reaches terms

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Will NFL training camps be a part of the future?

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-a-days and wind sprints. Lugging heavy playbooks and checking into dorms. As NFL teams get going this weekend, take a long, hard look. This might be the end of training camp as we know it. Next year a work stoppage might affect camps. Then by 2012 the league’s owners hope for an 18-game regular season, which would throw off the traditional football math of late summer: two weeks of camp before the first exhibition, six before the opener. If the proposal to essentially turn the last two preseason games into regular-season contests becomes reality, teams could just start practicing two weeks earlier, right? Well, maybe not. Players worry a longer regular season would increase injuries, and NFL leaders have suggested they might cut back on training camp as a concession. “It has to be done in a comprehensive way, which includes how we look at offseason training,” commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday while visiting the Packers’ annual shareholder meeting. “Should we still have OTAs? If so, how many? Should we have restrictions on how long training camp is? Should we have restrictions or limitations on how practices are evolved?” Talk like that leaves coaches to fret that the new schedule would leave them with too little time to prepare their teams for the season. These competing desires to make training camp longer or shorter, more intense or less, will be among the many issues the league and union talk out as they negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement, with the current one set to expire in March. Here’s the coach’s perspective, from the Ravens’ John Harbaugh: “I think it will make training camp more intense. You won’t be able to pace your way quite as much into some of the work you want to do. We’ll have to throw a lot more at them a lot quicker.” And the player’s perspective, from Panthers receiver Steve Smith: “I’m biased, but yeah, I think camp is too long. If camp was four days I’d think it was too long.” Players point out they stay in shape during the offseason, so they don’t need a long training camp for conditioning. “I take a couple of weeks off after the season and do absolutely nothing, but I’m right back into it doing

some sort of a workout,” said Buffalo linebacker Chris Kelsay, the Bills’ alternate union rep. “It is a league where you’ve got to be in shape and you’ve got to be working out.” Conditioning may be the least of coaches’ concerns. They want enough time to evaluate players and teach the playbook. They also hold dear the tradition of using training camp to toughen up their teams. “You want to wear your guys down and you want them to have to operate under adversity because you’re going to have that during the season,” Chargers coach Norv Turner said. “I think you get that camaraderie by going through some adversity in camp, whether it be grueling practices, whether it’s being out here in the afternoon on a hot day and having to fight through it when you’ve already practiced six straight days of two-a-days.” The question is whether six straight days of two-a-days in sizzling heat will do more harm than good for players who still have to endure an 18-game regular season. Currently the NFL does not restrict how teams run training camps, yet the new CBA could limit not only how long camp runs but how much players practice each day. For now, of course, it’s all speculation. George Atallah, the NFL Players Association’s assistant executive director, said in an e-mail it’s too early in negotiations to be able to discuss the subject in detail. “I’m comfortable saying that an extra game proposal raises these issues, along with a number of others that I could describe, and that they have to be negotiated over,” he wrote. Among the many topics to be discussed is when those additional two regular-season games will even take place. If the regular season starts earlier than it does now, hot weather is a problem in the South. If it runs later, cold weather is a problem in the North during the season. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy has raised the possibility of a bye week between the last exhibition and first regular-season game. “One of the thoughts is that you’re trading out two preseason games for two regular season games so in effect you’re trading out possibly two-a-day practices for regular-season practices,” he said on a conference call in June. “Just from my own experience, the wear and tear on your body is much greater in the preseason than in the regular season.” CALL FOR INFO ON THESE TOPICS & MORE! • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • COUNSELING • CHILD OR SPOUSE ABUSE • HEALTH CARE • TRANSPORTATION • FOOD OR CLOTHING

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — First-round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey had a five-year contract waiting for him at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp. Plus an early morning wakeup call. Pouncey, the former star center at Florida, reached terms Friday on his contract but didn’t arrive in time to complete the traditional camp-opening run tests. Coach Mike Tomlin said he wouldn’t be excused, and that Pouncey’s sprints would take place at 6 a.m. EDT Saturday, three hours before the first practice of camp.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant could miss the rest of training camp after the first-round draft pick suffered a high right ankle sprain near the end of practice Friday. The team said he will be out four to six weeks. Bryant became entangled with cornerback Orlando Scandrick while trying to catch a pass that was thrown behind him.

Lions start camp with Best, but not Suh

Peppers, Bears facing heavy expectations

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — For Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz, Friday was a reminder of a late-summer childhood ritual. “This is like the first day of school, but for adults,” Schwartz said as he waited for his players to report to training camp. “It is a chance for everyone to see each other again, and then to start a new year together.” Unfortunately for the second-year coach, he’s going to have to start teaching without his prize new student. While the Lions reached a five-year contract agreement with running back Jahvid Best — the 30th overall pick — late Friday evening, they have not signed their top choice, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Rams, Sam Bradford agree to contract terms ST. LOUIS (AP) — No. 1 overall draft pick Sam Bradford agreed to a six-year, $78 million contract with the St. Louis Rams on Friday night, with $50 million in guaranteed money. The Rams and the former Oklahoma quarterback concluded negotiations in time for the first fullsquad workout set for Saturday. The guaranteed money is the highest ever in the NFL. Bradford is the centerpiece of a rebuilding effort for the Rams, who

Cowboys’ Bryant out 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — He just might be their best pass-rusher since Richard Dent, so Julius Peppers understands why all eyes are on him. He signed the big contract. He’s the source of optimism around the Chicago Bears. One thing, though. “Just because I’m here doesn’t really mean anything,” he said Friday. “I’ve got to go out and perform just as well as those other guys.” Well, it does mean the stakes are higher for the Bears after they signed him to a six-year deal worth potentially $91.5 million because not since Dent was terrorizing opponents have they had a pass rusher like this.

Seahawks top picks unsigned as camp opens

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Not everything was perfect on Pete Carroll’s first day of Seahawks training camp. His two first-round picks remained unsigned. The agents for both Russell Okung, the sixth-overall pick, and for starting safety and 14th choice Earl Thomas had been hopeful their clients would be on the field by Saturday. Thomas and Okung, the replacement for retired left tackle Walter Jones, became the sixth and seventh of Seattle’s last nine first-round picks to be late for training camp.

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Will coordinate a quality improvement program for the local Community Care of NC Network. Requires good communication and presentation skills; the ability to analyze and manipulate raw data to develop reports as well as drive process improvement in physician offices and the network. Requires BS in Nursing which includes a PHN rotation & 1 year exp. & previous quality improvement exp. or equivalent combination of education/exp. Salary neg. Excellent benefits pkg. Submit county application to Cleveland Co. HR, 311 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC 28151, 704-484-4811 EOE


Office Help

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Child Care

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nerback. “I feel kind of old.” On this roster, he is. According to STATS LLC, the average age of Carolina’s 80-man unit is 25 years, seven days. Only San Diego (24 years, 195 days) and Green Bay (24-274) are younger. “Even in team stretch line and team takeoff and all that, you look to your left and right and definitely some familiar faces are gone,” said Gross, the starting left tackle. “But it’s good, there’s more energy.” And numerous questions for a team that went 8-8 a year ago. Matt Moore’s eight career starts are eight more than the other three quarterbacks on the roster combined. Untested fullback Tony Fiammetta must replace the veteran Hoover. A rookie could start in Muhammad’s old spot at receiver. The defensive line will have three new starters, and there’s shuffling at linebacker and safety. With only five players 30 or older on the roster, guys like King, a 27-year-old tight end, suddenly are being looked up to. “Hopefully it doesn’t just come down to I’m the last guy left on the island, one of those situations,” King said. “You try to come out every day and lead by example. That’s the one thing that a lot of those guys taught me, whether it be Jake or Kris Mangum or all the guys that when I got here that were on their way out.” Gross, 30, an offensive captain with Delhomme last year, will help guide the offense. “I feel that leadership role a little bit,” Gross said. “I’m definitely one of the more familiar faces for everybody around here.” Others, such as 27-year-old running back DeAngelo Williams may have to contribute, too. “I’m not really much of a talker. I am a joker, though,” Williams said. “I kind of try to lead by example by just working my butt off.” On defense, Peppers was a captain last year despite his quiet nature. While two-time Pro Bowl pick Jon Beason commands respect, the quiet Gamble knows he must become more vocal toward the rookies in the secondary after Harris was traded to Chicago. “Harris is like the leader back there. He was always talking and things like that,” Gamble said. “I feel like it’s my time this year to step up and be a leader.” Of course, leadership is just part of the challenge for a team where the oldest position player is 31-year-old Steve Smith. The Panthers must get a roster full of inexperienced players to plug four starting spots on offense and six on defense, after Thomas Davis suffered a knee injury in June. “I don’t think our odds in Vegas are probably very good to win the Super Bowl. But that’s fine with me,” Gross said. “I like where we’re at. There’s not a lot of eyes on us nationally and I think that’s good with the young team we have. There’s not a lot of extra attention. I think we can use that to our advantage.”

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore glances behind him at defensive end Everette Brown as as he scrambles during drills Saturday.

Panthers Notebook SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The white shoes may make it look like Mike Goodson is faster these days. A year’s experience and a better understanding of the offense helps even more. The second-year Carolina Panthers running back with the shiny shoes is getting an extended look early in training camp because of injuries to Jonathan Stewart and Tyrell Sutton. After the former fourth-round pick had just 22 carries as a rookie last year, he spent the offseason making sure he’s comfortable with the offensive system. “It definitely puts a stutter in your step when you’re thinking about what to do and you have to think about which way to go and what’s the play call,” Goodson said Saturday. “When you know it in the back of your head and you just go, it makes you a lot faster.” Speed was Goodson’s top trait

at Texas A&M. The Panthers hoped he could return kickoffs last season, but he failed to hold onto the starting job. He saw little time at running back behind Stewart and DeAngelo Williams. With Stewart still slowed from offseason heel surgery and Sutton sidelined with a sore calf, Goodson is getting plenty of opportunities — and he’s hard to miss with his white shoes. Martin’s finger: Receiver Charly Martin is out indefinitely after breaking a finger on his left hand in practice on Friday. Coach John Fox said Martin underwent surgery Saturday morning and would be listed as “week to week.” It’s a blow for the second-year receiver’s chances of making the final roster. The West Texas A&M product was promoted from Carolina’s practice squad late last season. He played in seven games, mostly on special


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past seasons. Gone are defensive Player of the Year Mario Brown and veteran signal caller Stan Doolittle, as well as starters from other key positions. As a result, GWU was tapped to finish fifth in the conference’s preseason poll. “That’s the lowest we have been ranked in a while,” said Patton. “The seniors know that and will want to do something about it. Other than that, unless you are picked first, preseason polls don’t mean much. In fact, I like flying under the radar.” Flying under the radar may not be easy if sophomore quarterback Jon Rock has the kind of season the Bulldog coaching staff believes he is capable of having. “Jon Rock is a Dan Marino type gunslinger,” said Patton. “He has a rocket for an arm. The only problem is that he sometimes thinks he can fit the ball through two or three

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scored. Farnsworth joins a bullpen that is already one of the NL’s best, bringing the Braves a hard thrower who can help them get to closer Billy Wagner. The 34-year-old Farnsworth is 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA. He’s in the second year of a two-year, $9.25 million deal. Atlanta’s bullpen leads the NL with 21 wins and is second to San Diego with a 3.22 ERA. “Farnsworth — we know he can be really dominant,” Jones said. “I think that moves out bullpen to top-notch. When we get to the seventh inning with a lead, I like our chances.” Both players were expected to join the Braves for the final game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. The Reds won 5-2 on Saturday.


The Royals got three young players in the deal. Kansas City recently traded outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Los Angeles Dodgers and infielder Alberto Callaspo to the Los Angeles Angels. “It’s been busy,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. “I’m very comfortable with our strategy. It all unfolded originally

teams, and caught one pass for six yards. Linebacker Jamar Williams (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday. Defensive end Charles Johnson (hamstring) and Sutton remained sidelined along with the six players on the physically unable to perform list: Stewart, receiver Steve Smith, right tackle Jeff Otah, linebacker Thomas Davis, defensive tackle Louis Leonard (knee) and Robinson. Cornerback Richard Marshall sat out the evening practice with a sore back. Cornerback Marcus Walker was taken off the field on a cart with an apparent right leg injury. Big cat arrives: Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, 18 months removed from receiving a heart transplant, appeared to have more energy than in the past as he watched the morning practice while zipping around on a golf cart.

pairs of hands. But we have some really good receivers and they have developed a trust with each other on the field.” Another factor that should help Rock adjust to the rigors of life as a starting quarterback is the Bulldog backfield where All-Conference selection Patrick Hall resides. Hall, who led the Big South with 12 touchdowns a season ago, will have All-Big South selections Jamie Dunaway and Cory O’Daniel up front, setting the stage for another successful season on the ground for GWU Defense looks to be the Bulldogs strong suit in 2010. GWU has two All-Conference performers at the linebacker spot in Jeff Williams and Marty Paterson. Matt Goods looks to provide muscle on the defensive line while redshirt senior Cedric McGowen brings experience to the defensive backfield. Gardner-Webb opens its season Sept. 4th at 6 p.m. against Brevard in Boiling Springs.

with Alberto Callaspo and Scott Podsednik. We felt we needed to get out in front, figuring it was going to be a busy trade deadline.” “We were certainly necessarily motivated to move Rick. The deal had to feel right for us. The three we got in return for Rick and Kyle Farnsworth made sense for us,” he said. “It is great for Rick and Kyle to join an organization that is 3½ games up in the pennant race and go there and send Bobby (Cox) out in style.” The 26-year-old Chavez spent his first full season in the majors with Pittsburgh last year. He went 3-2 with a 5.89 ERA in 28 games with the Braves. The 26-year-old Blanco was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett before Saturday’s game, then dealt away. He has batted a combined .269 in eight minor league seasons. The 20-year Collins came to Atlanta on July 14 in a five-player deal that sent shortstop Yunel Escobar to Toronto and brought shortstop Alex Gonzalez to the Braves. The 5-foot-7, 155-pound Collins has pitched at Double-A all season, going 1-0 with a 2.29 ERA in 41 appearances. Chavez and Blanco will join the Royals on Sunday and Collins will go to Triple-A Omaha.

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The stories you hear by the side of the road

A pile of wood stacked more than 10 feet tall is drying out for winter heat. Holding the handle of his chain saw, Devault Edgerton, nearly 82, said he cuts wood to stay healthy — physically and mentally. He and his wife Julia, 74, work up the wood in the front yard of their home off US 64/74. They don’t burn the wood in their home. They sell it or give it away. “If an old person comes by and needs wood and doesn’t have money, they will get wood anyway,” Edgerton said, as beads of sweat pooled around his safety glasses and slid down his face. Devault can’t believe kerosene costs more than gasoline, so he’s trying to make sure people can stay warm. Julia helps when she’s not working in the house or taking care of the couple’s large vegetable garden. She helps stack the wood and with log splitting. The couple is diabetic and they know to remain as healthy as possible, they must stay physically active. And it does their heart good, too, they said to give wood away. They give vegetables away too. “But a lot of it burned up,” Mrs. Julia said of the lack of rain and hot weather. They also sell bait to folks for fishing from the Broad River that runs behind their property. The couple raised nine children and have been married 56 years; there are 26 grandchildren and 14 greats. Devault always worked on a public job and Mrs. Julia stayed home as the full time homemaker and mother. He spent 37 years with the Town of Lake Lure as street department supervisor; 17 years at Camp Lurecrest as an inspector and kitchen help; worked at the Cliff Dwellers Inn years ago in Chimney Rock Park. “I was a pot washer back then. A long time ago.” While working at Lurecrest for a Marine Lt. Col. Devault said he never heard one single slang word and there was absolutely no cursing. He worked with people from nearly every church denomination and learned a lot of things about people. When his sons and grandsons were grown, he encouraged them to join the military. Edgerton was impressed by the Marine Lt. Col’s life. The Edgertons taught their children respect and to respect others, not to take anything that didn’t belong to them and to treat people the way they wanted to be treated. “Those three things,” he said holding up three long, slender, aging fingers. His children grew up to be productive citizens; grandsons are in the military and have been to Iraq and Afghanistan. Though it is difficult to get all the immediately together at one time, the children call daily. Devault has tried to live his life with his philosophy, “if you plant tomatoes, don’t expect to find cabbage.” You sow what you reap. Do the right thing by everyone, he taught his children. He prays for everyone, he said. “Oh, a cool breeze” he said lifting his arms, enjoying the wind. “Feels so good.” Nearly as good as stopping by the road on a hot summer day, to find a wise couple, still working, still loving and kind after all these years.

George Zimonyi, owner of Kinesiology and Holistic Clinic in Forest City, moved to the area from Florida and has opened a practice here. Zimonyi is licensed by both the North Carolina and Florida Health Board and is nationally certified in therapeutic massage, bodywork and is a certified TFH kinesiology practitioner.

Getting people

in tune

Kinesiology and holistic clinic opens in Forest City

with their health

Text by Allison Flynn Photos by Garrett Byers


eorge Zimonyi has known pain. With a paralyzed leg as a result from a blown out disc and surgeries that didn’t ease his pain, Zimonyi was anxious to find a way to heal himself. After discovering kinesiology on the recommendation of his chiropractor, Zimonyi knew what he needed to do not only to help himself, but others too. “It wasn’t until I discovered what I do that I got rid of the pain,” he said. The Toronto, Canada, native returned to school and obtained a massage license. He then went on to a kinesiology college in Tampa. “Kinesiology is basically muscle testing,” George, who opened a practice here in May, explained. “When the muscle is weak, there is not enough energy flow. It’s basically Chinese medicine, which is hundreds of years old.” There is electricity that courses through the human body, George continued. If there is a blockage in the flow of electricity, it will cause problems in other areas. “It’s like a garden hose is flowing and then someone steps on it. The same thing happens in your body,” he said. “I take the foot off the garden hose so energy flows properly.” George demonstrated, asking questions and touching the arm of a patient to see how the body responded. “The answer comes by how your muscle moves – it answers yes or no,” he said.

In addition to massage, Zimonyi uses other alternative means of helping people with pain and stress.

Touch For Health (TFH) is the science of using energy balancing. TFH kinesiology clients can receive treatment fully clothed. TFH promotes a whole person approach, which is an energy balance between mind, body and spirit. “This is a complementary part to Western medicine,” said George’s wife, Annie, who along with him operates Kinesiology and Holistic Clinic in Forest City. The Zimonyis have been in business in Florida for many years and discovered Rutherford County after George was driving the Blue Ridge Parkway.

“I felt like I’d come home,” he said. “It’s like Mayberry – everybody’s friendly.” The couple ended up buying property on Yellowtop Mountain and Annie began searching for a location to add another branch of the couple’s practice. She was taken with the small town charm of Forest City and called a real estate agent to find out about a building. “I told him ‘My husband hasn’t seen it yet, but I know this will be our building,’” she said. Since opening in Rutherford Please see Clinic, Page 8C

What is TFH Kinesiology? Touch for Health, or TFH, is the science of energy balancing. TFH uses the muscles as a bio-feedback mechanism through simple muscle testing and touch reflexes. TFH promotes a whole person approach, which

is an energy balance between mind, body and spirit. Unlike massage therapy, TFH kinesiology clients can receive treatment fully clothed.

2C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, August 1, 2010


CRP offers dulcimer workshops Aug. 14 CHIMNEY ROCK — Though they both carry the name dulcimer, the mountain and hammered varieties of this unique instrument are really quite different. Saturday, Aug. 14, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will offer workshops on both the mountain and hammered dulcimer with Ken Schoewe of Mountain Music School and John Mason, the Park’s featured entertainer. The mountain dulcimer workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon with the hammered dulcimer program following from 1 to 3 p.m. Workshops are offered individually or in combination. Schoewe, who has been studying and playing the mountain dulcimer more than 20 years, will lead the morning workshop. A fretted string instrument of the zither family, the mountain dulcimer is typically played in the lap with the musician strumming or plucking the strings. “I love sharing the lore and tradition of this truly mountain instrument and preserving the playing

styles that are all but forgotten,” Schoewe said. Workshop participants will learn strumming and flatpicking techniques on the mountain dulcimer, known also as the “only American instrument.” With more nearly 25 years of experience playing the hammered dulcimer, John Mason will instruct the afternoon session. The hammered dulcimer is a trapezoidal stringed instrument played by striking the strings with two hammers. “I was inspired by the haunting sounds of the instrument. It’s exciting to watch people discover the hammered dulcimer for themselves,” Mason said. The cost is $50, which includes adult park admission for the day and both workshops or $40 for ages 6 through 15. Each individual workshop is $32, including adult park admission or $22 for ages 6 through 15. Participants can order a hiker’s lunch from the Old Rock Café for $8.95. To register, call 800-277-9611, or visit the park’s online store at

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John Mason, featured entertainer at Chimney Rock, will offer a dulcimer workshop there Aug. 14.

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RALEIGH – The variety and beauty of the state’s faces and places are captured in the “Celebrate North Carolina: Faces and Places” photography exhibit, which will travel across North Carolina through February 2011. It will be displayed through Aug. 11 at the Cleveland County Memorial Library in Shelby. “Celebrate North Carolina: Faces and Places” is an initiative of the Office of First Gentleman Bob Eaves (www.celebrate.


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- Enroll now for School year or year round - School year (Sept-July) (9 months) - Year Round (Aug-July) (11 months), arranged in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources ( It contains images from professional and amateur photographers, and from the State Archives (www.archives.ncdcr. gov). A rushing mountain waterfall, a serene coastal twilight, or energetic dancers young and old, all hold a mirror to the many facets that comprise the whole of North Carolina. Among images exhibited from the 2009 N.C. State Fair winners is Walton Green Likes Trucks, by Candice Green of Spring Hope. Walton had enjoyed a day at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville and was ready

to drive home. Another image of boyish youth is Six boys in overalls – snake hunting, vintage 1938 in Banner Elk, which comes from the State Archives. More than one million images are held in the Archives. For information on the exhibit, call (704) 487-9069. For information on the tour call (919) 807-7389. The State Library and State Archives are within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future.

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Out & About

Fruits of his labor

A doggone good time

Cecil Crain of Piedmont Road, Rutherfordton, shows off some of his Dolly Parton tomatoes he grew in his garden this summer. He got the seeds from a friend, but plans to harvest the tomato seeds and plant his own next year.

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Kathy Watson and the Rutherford Hospital’s therapy dog, Reynard, join WLOS TV 13’s Jay Seltzer and Jay’s son, Malachi, at Karen Moore’s farewell reception Friday afternoon at Rutherford Hospital. Hundreds attended Moore’s reception, citing her 23 years at the hospital.

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Rotary new officers, award winners

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The Rotary Club of Rutherford County recently had its installation and awards banquet. Pictured are Jesse McKinney, incoming president; Shirley Shehan, Rotarian of the Year; David Linder, recipient of the Ernie Ross Service Above Self Award; and Erik Ohmstead, outgoing president. Contributed photo

Rick Austin, executive director of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, spoke recently to the Golden Valley Community Club about economic development and creating entrepreneurs and jobs in Golden Valley. The group discussed ways to bring Internet and cell phone service to the area to create jobs.

Linc McDaniel, Rutherfordton resident and Independent Director with The Pampered Chef – a direct seller of high quality kitchen tools and stylish entertaining pieces – received an Excellence Award in Personal Recruits at the company’s national conference in Chicago. Consultants who receive an award for personal recruits have recruited and qualified 15 new personal Pampered Chef Consultants to their team. “I am honored to be recognized for my success with The Pampered

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Engagements Nichols, Parris

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Alyssa Faye Nichols, daughter of Faye Matheny Nichols of Forest City and the late Ralph E. Nichols, and Todd Lee Parris, son of the late Waymen L. and Alma G. Parris, announce their engagement. An Oct. 23, 2010, wedding is planned at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Forest City. The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Isothermal Community College’s cosmetology program. She is currently employed at AGI in Forest City. The future bridegroom is currently employed at AGI in Forest City also. Alyssa Nichols and Todd Parris

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Lindsey Allison Hutter, daughter of Mike and Kelly Hutter of Bostic, and Cody Michael Keck, son of Mike Keck of Spindale and Lisa Keck of Bostic, announce their engagement. A Jan. 15, 2011, wedding is planned. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of East Rutherford High School and is a student at Isothermal Community College. The future bridegroom plans to graduate in 2011 from Rutherford Early College High School with his high school diploma and an associate’s degree.

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Anthony Walke received the $500 MBCEA Carolinas Chapter –Doug & Joyce Deaton College Scholarship. Anthony graduated from R-S Central High School, where he excelled in both academics and athletics. He will attend Appalachian State University. He is pictured with his parents, Marty and Jan Walke.

Bullman receives Koch Foundation scholarship

Lindsey Hutter and Cody Keck

CIS announces mentor training, ‘Stuff the Bus’

Communities in Schools of Rutherford County will offer mentor training beginning in August. In preparation for the new school year and in an effort to make the training a bit easier for everyone, CISRC has scheduled three sessions in three area schools. Training will be three hours, from 9 a.m. to noon, the first week of August.

Trainings will be held as follows: n Tuesday, Aug. 3 – Forest CityDunbar Elementary, Forest City n Wednesday, Aug. 4 – Ellenboro Elementary, Ellenboro n Thursday, Aug. 5 – Pinnacle Elementary, Gilkey

If you have ever considered being a mentor and wondered what was required to participate, this is your opportunity to find out. “Mentoring and Tutoring Excellence: A pocket Guide for Volunteers” will be given to each volunteer who participates in the training.

Linda Harrill, president and founder of Communities In Schools of North Carolina, explained, “ The information in this guide has been selected from a plethora of materials used by volunteers and youth serving organizations. It is intended to serve as a resource for you as you work throughout the year with CIS students in need of a one-on-one

relationship with a caring adult. Participation is training is worth the gift of this guide.”

Brittany Brooke Bullman, daughter of Mark and Crystal Bullman, was among 194 students from the United States and Canada chosen to receive an academic scholarship from the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation for the 2010-2011 academic year. Brittany will be attending University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Brittany is the dependent of an employee of INVISTA S.a.r.l. Scholarships are awarded yearly to applicants demonstrating a strong academic record, extracurricular involvement, leadership and service. The recipients, all of whom are dependents of current or former employees of Koch Industries or its wholly owned subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada, are selected by an indpenedent panel of judges with expertise in the field of education. The academic scholarship program was initiated in 1970 by the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation for dependants of Koch employees. Since that time, more than $2 millionin scholarships has been awarded.

Brittany Bullman

Ruff named to U.S. Achievement Academy

The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Carrie Ruff of Rutherfordton has been recognized by the United States Even if you have been a mentor in Achievement Academy as a student the past, it offers a chance to brush of excellence in English. up on your skills in working with The academy recognizes fewer children. The sessions promise to be than 10 percent of all American high lively and fun as you learn the chalschool students. lenges and rewards of mentoring. Ruff, a student at Thomas Jefferson There is no charge for the training Classical Academy, was nominated and it does not commit you to being by Language Arts teacher Kathy a mentor. Blanton. Ruff will appear in the academy’s official yearbook which is Please email execdir@ published nationally. The academy or call Charlotte Ware Epley at 288-0228 or 748-6029 recongizes students upon the excluto reserve your seat at the location of sive recommendation of teachers, your choice.

coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors and upon the standards for selection set forth by the academy. The standards for selection include academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and recommendation from a qualified sponsor. Ruff is the daughter of Doug and Carla Ruff of Rutherfordton. She is the grandduaghter of Steve and Becky Ruff of Spindale and the late Carl and Frances Edwards.

Fisher receives scholarship to study abroad

Stuff the Bus’ Communities in Schools Rutherford County will hold its annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive the first weekend in August.

The Council on International Educational Exchange, a world leader in international education and student exchange, has announced the acceptance of Virginia “Ginny” The organization asks as you shop Fisher to a scholarship to South for your student to buy extra to Korea from Aug. 7-21. Butler High help those students who might need school supplies. Needed supplies are School student Ginny is one of 100 high school students selected to paper, pencils, notebooks, backpacks, participate in the second annual colored pencils, crayons, pencil hold- Summer Scholarship Program ers, spiral composition books and for high school students, which is pencil sharpeners. referred to in Korea as the “KoreaU.S. Youth Network.” Students will The bus will be parked at Wal-mart be hosted by Yonsei University, South on Aug. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 9 Korea’s oldest and most acclaimed p.m. and Aug. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. univerity located in Seoul, South

Korea. Partcipants will attend academic lectures, tours and cultural excursions throughout the program, with the intention of fostering understanding and diplomacy between the U.S. and South Korea. The program begins in one of four U.S. gateway cities where students will be met by CIEE representatives who wil provide them with a pre-departure orientation to prepare them for their experience abroad. Ginny is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Patsy Andrews of Bostic. For more information on the scholarship, visit

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Ledford receives Eagle Scout

Justin Alexander Roberts has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America. He is the son of Roscoe and Angela Roberts of Richmond, Va., and the grandson of Edward and Marian Roberts of Spindale. Justin joined Boy Scout Troop 476, sponsored by Fifth Street Baptist Church in Richmond in the summer of 2004 and earned the Eagle rank from the Heart of Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Richmond, Virginia. As a Boy Scout, Justin held many positions in Troop 476, including scribe, assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, and senior patrol leader. He was inducted as a member of the Order of the Arrow, an honorary society of scouts and scout leaders who exhibit outstanding leadership qualities with a passion for camping in the great outdoors. An Eagle Scout is required to earn at least 21 merit badges and plan, organize and direct a service project that benefits his community. Justin organized fellow scouts and adult volunteers to develop and build a playground at his church for children attending the church’s daycare. Justin explained in his per-

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Justin Roberts

sonal statement during his Eagle Induction Ceremony that “scouting has served as an arena for me to grow and mature and to obtain the leadership skills that are vital to success in life.” Justin graduated from Richmond Community High School with honors. In high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society, captain of the golf team, a member of the 400 meter open and relay teams, member of the junior varsity and varsity football teams, Future Leaders

of America, the Jazz Ensemble, the Robotics Engineering Team, and Bridging Boundaries International. He received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and is now attending the mandatory “Plebe Summer,” the Academy’s challenging physical and mental “boot camp.” This fall, he will commence his academic studies at the Naval Academy where he intends to earn a bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering and an officer’s commission.

What’s happening? Heritage Singers announce rehearsals

The Rutherford County Heritage Singers will begin practice Monday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. at Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church, North Washington Street, to prepare for the late September concert. Accomplished singers are encouraged to volunteer for this group. Practices will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday night for six weeks. The Heritage Singers will again be under the direction of Lesley M. Bush. Bush is planing a program that highlights the religious heritage of Rutherford County. For more information or to volunteer to sing, call Bush at 447-1473.

Red Cross to hold Rubber Duck Regatta

FOREST CITY — The American Red Cross is sponsoring its first Red Cross Rubber Duck Regatta om Saturday, Aug. 21 in Lake Lure behind the town hall. Games and festivities will start 11 a.m. and the race will follow at 2 p.m. Ducks can be adopted for $5. Ducks will be sent down the Rocky Broad river with the winner receiving the grand price of $500. There will also be runner-up prizes for the first 25 ducks. Games for children, face painting, water balloon toss, a free blood pressure clinic, and a blood drive will all be a part of the afternoon.

Ducks can be adopted at RBC locations, Hill’s Hardware, Scoggin’s, Medicine Box in Rutherfordton, Big Dave’s, Greenhill Store, and at the Chapter House of the Red Cross on Oakland Road in Forest City. For more information call 2875916.

Ellenboro Fair set for Sept. 21-25

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Joshua C. Keeter of Company A, 795th Military Police Battalion, received the Army Achievement Medal on July 1 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The recognition states, “Private Keeter distinguished himself by demonstrating excellence, superior knowledge and military bearing which are the hallmarks of a professional soldier resulting in his selection as the distinguished honor graduate for class 11-10.” His father, Steven Keeter, and Haley Keeter live in Ellenboro, and his mother, Heather Anton, resides in Forest City.

TDA photo contest runs through Aug. 20 The Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority has announced its first photography contest, designed to celebrate the heritage and visual essence of all that Rutherford County has to offer. Submitted photos can show any natural, historical or cultural subject in the area. Photos must depict Rutherford County from a public vantage point and one that a visitor could access as it appears in real life. Photos with a front porch view or those with a porch in them are encouraged but not required as judges are looking for a diverse collection of entries. Photographers of all ages with different levels of experience are encouraged to participate in this contest. Participants may submit up to three digital photos to the contest’s official Flickr account. A panel will judge the photos based on originality, artistic composition, photographic technique and technical execution. Finalists will be chosen from all entries and winners will receive assorted prizes for their work. Winners will receive recognition for only one of their submitted photos.

cruise from Rumbling Bald Resort n Four-hour fishing trip provided by Lewis No Clark n $25 gift certificate from M Squared Restaurant Winning and other selected photographs will be used in any Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills marketing and promotional materials and displayed on Rutherford Tourism’s website. Winning photographs will also be displayed Sept. 14-19 at the Celebrating of the Arts-Visual Arts Guild Gallery. The contest is open now through Aug. 15, 2010. To enter, please visit and complete the online form before uploading your photo to the contest’s Flickr account. Minor digital enhancement such as cropping, rotating, red-eye removal and resizing are permitted, however significantly modified or unnatural looking images will be disqualified. For a complete list of rules and regulations, entry form and link to Flickr account, visit For questions regarding the contest contact Michelle Whitaker at or call 245-1492.

The Colfax Free Fair is set for Sept. 21-25, and this year’s theme is “American Mixture.” Held annually on the old Ellenboro School Fairground, the carnival features rides, games and food as well as live music on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 and 8 p.m. Old engines, tractors and farm machinery will be on display Tuesday Some prizes include: through Saturday and trophies will n One complimentary night at The be presented on Saturday at 4 p.m. A Esmeralda Inn classic car and truck show will also n One round of golf and scenic lake be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. An ugly truck contest will be held Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.; trophies will be presented at 6. Competitive exhibits – which could earn first, second or third prize – include canned goods (jams, jellies, etc.), horticulture (apples, sweet and Irish potatoes, watermelons, pumpkins, cantaloupes, peaches, tomatoes, onions, corn, etc.), field crops, potted plants and cut flowers, clothes, all types of sewing, needlework, baked  goods and candies, miscellaenous  and yout division. Exhibits should be brought to the gym on Monday, Sept. 20, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.  For more information, call 453 8785, 453-7457 or 453-7414.

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6C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, August 1, 2010


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hile severe weather can occur any time of year, spring often brings more than just April showers. To help you stay safe during severe weather, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer offer these tips for being prepared to weather tornados, severe thunderstorms and hurricanes.

Communication Is Key Everyone in your home needs to know what to do in the event of severe weather. Talk about the different kinds of weather — what to expect and what the family should do. Have a communication plan in place so you can find each other in case you are separated.

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Every state is at some risk for tornados. Tornados are most likely to occur between 3 and 9 p.m., but can occur at any time.

The National Severe Storms Laboratory

While tornados can happen any time, peak tornado occurrence in the south is in March through May. Peak months in northern states are during the summer. Every state is at risk for tornados, but the Midwest has the most tornado occurrences. Having time to seek shelter is critical. Using a NOAA all-hazard radio that is specifically tuned to pick up warnings for your local area is a good way to stay informed. You should also become familiar with your community’s severe weather warning system and make certain family members know what to do when a tornado watch or warning sounds.


If a tornado approaches: � In a home or building, move to a pre-designated shelter, such as a basement. � If an underground shelter is not available, move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture. � Stay away from windows. � Get out of automobiles. Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car. � Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornados and should be abandoned.


About 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year in the U.S. Ten percent are classified as severe. Lightning will strike several times in the same place in the course of one discharge.

The National Disaster Education Coalition

The National Weather Service says that despite their small size, all thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornados. Heavy rain from thunderstorms can lead to flash flooding. Other dangers associated with some thunderstorms include strong winds, hail and tornados.

Emergency Kits

To prepare for severe weather, put together an emergency kit and keep it in a waterproof container where it’s easily accessed. Things to include: � Water. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says each person should have a supply of one gallon of water per day for three days, as a normally active person needs at least one-half gallon of water daily just for drinking, in addition to cooking and sanitation. � Antibacterial wipes. � One change of clothing and footwear per person; toys and books for children. � One blanket or sleeping bag per person. � A first aid kit, including necessary prescription medications and eyeglasses. � Pictures of family members and pets, in the event of separation. � Pet care items. � An extra set of car keys. � Credit card(s) or cash. � Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members.

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Outdoors If you see or hear a thunderstorm coming, go inside a sturdy building or car. Keep car windows closed and avoid convertibles. Rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires offer no protection from lightning. � Avoid tall structures such as towers, tall trees, fences, telephone lines and power lines. Lightning strikes the tallest objects in an area. � If boating or swimming, get to land, get off the beach, and find shelter immediately. When lightning strikes nearby, the electrical charge can travel through the water. �

Hammer, nails and duct tape. Waterproof tarp. Important documents sealed in waterproof container: insurance papers, medical records, bank account numbers and Social Security card(s). Phone numbers of in-town and out of town contacts to notify.

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Indoors � Avoid electrical equipment and telephones. Lightning could follow the wire. � Avoid bathtubs, water faucets and sinks because metal pipes can transmit electricity.

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To make sure you have the back-up power you need during and after severe weather, here are some items Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs suggest you keep in an Energizer Keep Safe. Keep Going® power kit within your emergency kit. � Battery-powered radio or crank radio to keep your family apprised of current weather-related news. � Plenty of extra batteries. Energizer Ultimate Lithium and Energizer MAX batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt) provide longlasting power before, during and after the storm. Lithium batteries have a long storage life, perform well in extreme temperatures, and are perfect for use in LED flashlights and other high-tech devices. � Flashlight for every member of the family. Use flashlights instead of candles when the power goes out. � Battery-powered cell phone charger. � Extra specialty batteries to power critical health devices like hearing aids and blood glucose monitors.

A hurricane’s eye is usually 20 to 30 miles wide; the rest of the storm can extend up to 400 miles from the center. Hurricanes can have wind speeds of over 160 miles an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons of rain a day.

The National Hurricane Center

Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 to November 30. Hurricane hazards include storm surge, marine hazards, tornados, high winds and inland flooding. If an evacuation is ordered, it is vital that you comply. The National Hurricane Center recommends leaving as soon as possible, even before an official evacuation order is given. Delaying results in longer travel time, increasing your risk.


Have an evacuation plan in place ahead of time. Map out escape routes, make arrangements to stay with out of town friends or relatives, and have an emergency kit ready to take with you. During a hurricane, do not open windows or doors. The normal air leakage around them will keep the air pressure in your house slightly lower than the atmospheric pressure outside. If you are unable to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows and doors. Close all interior doors and take refuge in a small, interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level. Lie on the floor under a table or other sturdy object.

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The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, August 1, 2010 — 7C

Sunday Break

Bride blushes at size of gift, then refuses Dear Abby: We sent a check to our niece a month before her marriage as a wedding gift to her and her fiance. The amount was generous, and we felt any young couple would be delighted to receive it. We also attended their out-of-state wedding. Four months after we sent the check, it had neither been cashed nor had we received any acknowledgment that it had been received. I contacted my sister to verify that it hadn’t been lost only to be told that my niece was “embarrassed by the large amount of the check and could not accept it”! Have you ever heard of such a thing? We

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

think it is rude on multiple counts: First, evaluating the gift; second, rejecting the gift; and finally, not feeling obligated to even acknowledge it. I’m boiling mad. My sister was the one who suggested “money” when we asked what the bride could use as a gift. We always felt that any gift — large or small, liked or not — should be graciously accepted and acknowledged. Have you any thoughts on this? — Furious Dear Furious: Yes — and

Loss of muscle tone a real problem Dear Dr. Gott: I am an 80-year-old female and have never heard of a loss of muscle tone. Can you fill me in? Dear Reader: Muscle tone is what allows us to keep and maintain our bodies in certain positions. When you choose to make a particular movement, the brain sends a message to the specific muscle group involved to modify the resistance by, for example, shortening biceps muscles on the front of an arm while lengthening the triceps muscles on the back of the arm. In order to complete smooth, coordinated movement, all muscles being used must be balanced evenly. Everyone has muscles, but some people do specific exercises to improve their muscle tone. The results can be seen easily on bodybuilders and people who are physically active. Tone can be defined as the minute muscular contraction that exists in all skeletal muscles during relaxation. It is normal for people to lose about 1 percent of their lean muscle mass per year after the age of 40. Losing excess body fat, modifying the diet, and incorporating exercise into each day’s activities can improve sagging skin. Dear Dr. Gott: I was diagnosed with irritable


Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott

bowel syndrome. I had no pain but knew where every bathroom was located everywhere I went. This went on for many years, and I became fearful of traveling. Finally, my gastroenterologist put me on WelChol, developed for lowering cholesterol. Voila! My cardiologist said I almost can’t overdose on it. I am presently taking two pills in the morning and another two in the evening. Now I am comfortable traveling around the world (pyramids, India, etc.) with no problems. Dear Reader: IBS is a malfunction of motility of the colon. Stress, medications, specific foods, caffeine, alcohol and gas contribute to symptoms that include abdominal pain, flatulence and diarrhea/ constipation. The medication you have been prescribed can cause identical symptoms. Colesevelam (WelChol) reduces the amount of cholesterol and specific fatty substances in the blood. It is sometimes prescribed with other cholesterol-lowering statin drugs toward this goal.

congratulations. Your letter is a first. I have heard of brides complaining that a gift of money wasn’t large enough — but never that it was “too large.” Could there be some additional tensions in the family that prevented your niece from telling you that your generosity was more than she could comfortably accept? If so, she could have returned it with a note thanking you and explaining the reason why. Your thoughts regarding etiquette are absolutely correct. Any gift — or kind deed — should be graciously acknowledged. Dear Abby: Our youngest son was honored at his

groom’s dinner last month. As I looked down our table, six of our guests were fixated on sending/receiving text messages on their cell phones. One young woman sat staring off into space because no one had made any attempt to engage her in conversation. These people were invited to honor my son who was being married. It did not go over well. I got comments like, “What’s wrong with that?” “Oh, I have taken my knitting to these events,” and, “I do this all the time.” My thought was, “Well, stay home then and text away!” Is it so hard for people to tune in and turn on to what

is going on around them and forgo their “toys” during special life events? I am ... Tired of Technology Dear Tired of Technology: Obviously it is. But some people are so “addicted” to their electronic devices that they literally go into a form of withdrawal if they can’t check for messages every few minutes. But having discussed this subject with more than one psychiatrist, what I’m hearing is that many individuals today who effectively communicate on their devices, have difficulty engaging in eye-to-eye, one-on-one social interaction. That may explain the phenomenon you observed.

Polk County horse show benefits spay/neuter Rutherford County’s Community Pet Center (CPC) and Polk County’s Foothills Humane Society will again be beneficiaries of the Blue Ridge Hunter Jumpers Association (BRHJA) Annual Horse Show event on Saturday, August 21 at Harmon Field in Tryon, NC. For the past four years, this event has been one of the best fundraisers for the spay/neuter initiatives of both groups. We appreciate the cooperation of the Tryon – based horse jumpers association in providing this venue for raising awareness and funding to address the pet overpopulation problem in both counties. Dinners will be served for $10.00 each from 6: 00 until 8:00 pm during the evening horse show events. The CPC Volunteers’ Sweet Tooth Booth will be distributing luscious desserts as after dinner treats. This booth has been very successful and very well received in past events. This project represents community collaboration to benefit the many unwanted and stray dogs and cats in both counties. They don’t know where the county boundaries are! Help us keep up the good work so that there will be homes for each and every animal that finds its way to one of our shelters. We hope that many Rutherford County residents and animal lovers will come out to support this event and share the excitement. The horses are beautiful, the food is great and the cause is near and dear to all of our hearts. If you are a horse lover, you are most likely a dog and/or cat lover and these critters dearly need your help. In Rutherford County alone last year about 3000 dogs and cats, puppies and kittens were destroyed. Both the Foothills Humane Society of Polk County and the Community Pet Center of Rutherford County have aggressive sterilization programs but they are only as strong as the funding available to assist low income residents in both counties. Our programs have been received very favorably by our participants—at least

IN THE STARS Your Birthday, August 1;

If you live up to your abilities and produce what you’re capable of doing, the recognition and reward you’re seeking will be there. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - You won’t have to make a lot of noise, wave your arms or wear a funny tie to capture attention. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Don’t discount any signals or messages your second sense is picking up, even if some come from left field. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - It’s always to your advantage to be selective regarding your choice of friends. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Once you realize that most of the impediments that you have been envisioning are all imaginary, clear thinking can take over. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - You’ll make such an impression that everyone within earshot will take notice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Let the debtor who owes you know that your patience is coming to an end about waiting. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Stand up and be counted if someone is putting down a good friend. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - A friend for whom you did a kindness recently hasn’t forgotten it. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - A group of friends is likely to follow your lead about what to do, when to do it and how to do it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) When it comes to a competitive situation, don’t tip your hand as to what you have in mind to beat out the others. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - You can only be of help to your pal if you tell them the truth. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - You have the grit and determination to successfully fulfill your intentions.

the human ones—and we know that they appreciate this assistance. Importantly, the success of this event is largely a result of the support of our various sponsors. Both The Community Pet Center and Foothills Humane Society are actively seeking sponsors for this event. The more sponsors we have the more funds we will have to dedicate to getting the pets of low income owners sterilized to prevent unwanted litters. If you are interested in being a sponsor or making a donation in support of this event, please call 287 – 7738. Please also call the above number to reserve your dinner tickets at $10.00 each. We hope you will come out to enjoy this fun-filled event. If you do join us, remember to bring a chair so that you can get close to the action by setting up your own seats at the ringside location of your choice.

The Pet Project Produced by Jo-Ann Close and Lynne Faltraco Community Pet Center

New uses for grape jelly DEAR SARA: I have a few large jars of grape jelly that have been rotated to the front of the pantry and will be expiring soon. I have made the grape jelly/chili sauces, used it in BBQ sauces and melted it down for syrups. My daughter used to live off grape jelly, but now she’s anti-peanut butter and jelly because she has a friend who is fatally allergic to peanuts. Help. Please. — Jenelle, Massachusetts DEAR JENELLE: You can add grape jelly to smoothies, yogurt, pancakes, French toast, waffles, cottage cheese, oatmeal, ice cream or muffins. Or add it to cream cheese to top a bagel, cornbread, biscuit or toast. DEAR SARA: Can I freeze bagged lettuce? — Danni, Ohio DEAR DANNI: No. Don’t freeze it. You can repackage it in a plastic baggie with a paper towel and maybe get an extra couple of days before it goes bad. DEAR SARA: Any ideas on using up corn tortillas? — Imagine, Pennsylvania DEAR IMAGINE: You can freeze them until you’re ready to use them. You can make huevos rancheros, taquitos, fajitas, tacos, cut into strips and add it to chicken soup, enjoy them with chili or in a tortilla casserole. Tortilla Casserole 1 pound ground beef, drained 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1 (15-ounce) can kernel corn, drained 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

Frugal Living by Sara Noel

2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped (or 15 ounces can diced canned tomatoes) 1/4 cup canned jalapeno slices, chopped 1 (1-1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix 8 corn tortillas 3/4 cup sour cream 1/3 cup Mexican cheese blend, shredded Topping options: chopped lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, black olives, etc. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 12-by-8-inch (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Brown ground beef and chopped onions in large skillet until ground beef is no longer pink. Drain grease. Return to skillet. Add corn, black beans, tomatoes, jalapenos and taco seasoning mix; mix well. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes. Cut each tortilla in half; place 8 halves in bottom of sprayed baking dish, overlapping slightly. Spoon half of beef mixture evenly over tortillas. Spoon sour cream over beef mixture; spread evenly. Top with remaining 8 tortilla halves and remaining beef mixture. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with fresh chopped lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, black olives, etc. Optional: Use lean ground beef and low fat sour cream and cheese. Makes 6 servings.

8C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, August 1, 2010


George and Annie Zimonyi are owners of the Kinesiology and Holistic Clinic in Forest City. The clinic offers not only massage and relaxation techniques, but also salts and bath products.


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The Foothills Chamber has announced the Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival will be held again 2011.

Barbecue is here to stay Foothills Chamber re-instates popular festival

Chuck Britton of C & E Home Improvements and a member of the Yoga classes will also be offered at chamber board has been tapped to the facility. chair the event’s steering commitCounty, the couple has started to “We’re trying to reach mind, body tee for 2011. He and his commitbuild a client base. and spirit,” George said. “If one’s out, tee are already at work on plans to “Some are those who know what then you are going to have stress.” maximize resources and revenues kinesiology and holistic therapy are What the couple would like to see for next year’s event. “We can’t thank and then there are others who come is patient’s coming in before probCOLUMBUS – Cancelled in our cookers, our volunteers and the in and say ‘Nothing’s working,’” lems really develop, coming in to get January, back on thanks to public public enough for the outpouring of Annie said. a “tune up.” support by February and a roussupport we received this year.” says In addition to kinesiology, the prac“I’m the oil change guy,” George ing success in June, The Blue Ridge Britton. “People wrote in, our cooktice also offers integrative relaxation said. “I’d rather people come in once Barbecue & Music Festival’s wild ride ers signed back up in record numsessions. a month and catch problems as they in 2010 has resulted in the Carolina bers, more than 80 people in our “I teach people how to breathe,” are developing.” Foothills Chamber of Commerce community pledged $1,000 each for George said. “We’re trying to educate people to Board of Directors unanimously vot- a rainy day fund, and our volunteers And patients are invited to come be proactive,” Annie said. ing to reinstate the popular festival came out and did the hard work of in and use the area of the practice The practice is open Monday as an annual chamber event. running the event in record heat. All designed for relaxation when needed. through Friday from 10 a.m. until “Our volunteers from the steering these efforts showed us how much late and Saturdays by apointment. committee to all those who came out this festival means to our community Because there is no set amount of to man the event made this year’s and has focused us on making the Find time a session could last, a maximum Barbecue a success for our entire event even more inclusive, so it can The of four patients per day is all George community,” says Peter Eisenbrown, have an even greater impact for our will see. the festival’s entertainment director entire area.” “I’m doing this to help people – I’ve who unofficially led the charge to been there,” he said. keep the event alive. “Though attenThe 2011 Blue Ridge Barbecue & For more information, visit www. dance was down, we were still able Music Festival is scheduled for June In through budget cuts and everyone 10 & 11 at Harmon Field in Tryon. pitching in to earn a $30,000 profit.” For more information, to volunteer According to Eisenbrown, part of Contact Flynn via e-mail at aflyand for updates on special events the proceeds benefit charities in Polk and entertainment at the Blue Ridge County; part go to support chamber Barbecue & Music Festival, visit operations. Continued from Page 1C

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