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The animal shelter building has received several unsatisfactory inspections from state regulators. Efforts to build a animal shelter in the county have stalled after commissioners Monday told County Manager John Condrey not to get bids on plans for a pet adoption center.
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FOREST CITY — Rutherford County’s animal shelter will be closed for a week beginning Monday so the floors can be sealed. Re-sealing the floors are part of the county’s efforts to bring the facility up to code so it can pass state inspections. “The building will be closed only for one week,” Sheriff Jack Conner said. “We stopped taking animals at 4 p.m. Tuesday, so there will be no animals still held in the shelter when it is closed for the floor work.” The building has received several unsatisfactory inspections from state regulators. Efforts to build an animal shelter in the county have stalled after commissioners Monday told County Manager John Condrey not to get bids on plans for a pet adoption center. “Part of the state requirements are that the floors need to be sealed and painted with paint that will not allow urine, fecal matter, etc. to seep into the concrete,” said Lynne Faltraco of the Community Pet Center. “The shelter will close for adoptions and rescues Friday at 2 p.m. We are working very hard to get as many of the adoptable animals that are currently here placed either in foster care, adopted or rescued.” The shelter had about 60 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in the facility as of Please see Shelter, Page 6A
The shelter had about 60 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in the facility as of Tuesday afternoon.
The state Department of Transportation is painting several bridges along U.S. 74A, including this one at the Oakland Road overpass. Federal stimulus money is being used to repaint the bridges after lead is removed from the old paint jobs. Crew members are working on the painting projects primarily after dark or on weekends, said Scott Bailey, bridge maintenance supervisor.
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SPINDALE — A 15-hour training effort on prescription drug abuse is being planned in Rutherford County. Elizabeth Flemming of Mountain Area Health Education Center introduced the program at the Community Engagement Team meeting Tuesday. The meeting was held at Spencer Baptist Church. The program is called FACEIT! — Facing Addiction through Community Empowerment and Intervention Teams. It helps participants better respond to the issues of prescription drug misuse and abuse and other addictions. The project is open to all residents of western North Carolina. Flemming said the training will provide a basic understanding of addiction. The training is an “agricultural extension approach” to bringing information to county residents and provides a way “to address the impact of addiction.” Prescription medicines, often taken along with other medications, “can be at risk of a lethal combination,” she noted. She said, “for kids today, the drug of choice is out of the medicine cabinet,” not an illegal drug such as cocaine. Flemming is hoping the FACEIT! training will attract a wellrounded group, instead of just people from certain segments, such as social service workers, for example. “You can improve community communications,” she said. “People make choices that cause bad consequences,” Flemming said, “but we offer treatment to anyone who will take it.” She added, though, “You can’t help until they are ready to be
FOREST CITY — Absentee ballots for the Nov. 2 General Election will soon begin arriving in the mail, said Board of Elections director Debbie Bedford. The ballots are ready and will mailed as soon as the state completes a ballot for the state Court of Appeals judge seat, which was vacated recently by Court of Appeals Judge Jim Wynn. The U.S. Senate recently confirmed him on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. Although ballots won’t be mailed
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Friday as scheduled, Bedford reminds voters they can call the elections office at 287-3090 anytime to request an absentee ballot. Bedford explained because of Wynn’s recent appointment, North Carolina voters could choose his replacement in November, using a form of voting rarely seen in the United States. State law requires voters to choose a judge in November to begin a new eightyear term. Four other seats on the Court of Appeals are also up for re-election in November. Eight candidates have filed to run for
the seat vacated by Wynn. Voters must use instant runoff voting when so many candidates run for a vacancy close to Election Day. The voters rank their top three candidates in order of preference. Second-place votes are counted if no one gets a majority of first-place votes. If no candidate receives a majority of the first-choice votes, election officials turn to the ballots of voters whose first-choice candidate was eliminated and count the votes for the two top vote-getters. Please see Ballots, Page 6A
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A boy takes cover from a wave caused by the approaching of the Hurricane Earl in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on Monday. Earl battered some islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and roofripping winds Monday, rapidly intensifying into a major storm on a path projected to menace the United States. Associated Press
Earl could force evacuations ahead of Labor Day
RALEIGH (AP) — A powerful Hurricane Earl threatened to sideswipe much of the East Coast just ahead of Labor Day, worrying countless vacationers who planned to spend the traditional last week of summer at the beach. The Federal Emergency Management Agency warned people along the Eastern Seaboard to prepare for possible evacuations and islanders in the Turks and Caicos hunkered down in their homes Tuesday as the Category 4 hurricane steamed across the Caribbean with winds of 135 mph. Earl was expected to
remain over the open ocean before turning north and running parallel to the East Coast, bringing high winds and heavy rain to North Carolina’s Outer Banks by late Thursday or early Friday. From there, forecasters said, it could curve away from the coast somewhat as it makes it way north, perhaps hitting Massachusetts’ Cape Cod and the Maine shoreline on Friday night and Saturday. “My guests are calling and they don’t know what to do and I don’t know what to tell them,” said Dave Dawson, owner of the oceanfront Cape Hatteras Motel in
Buxton. Forecasters cautioned that it was still too early to tell how close Earl might come to land. But not since Hurricane Bob in 1991 has such a powerful storm had such a large swath of the East Coast in its sights, said Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane Center. “A slight shift of that track to the west is going to impact a great deal of real estate with potential hurricaneforce winds,” Feltgen said. Even if Earl stays well offshore, it will kick up rough surf and dangerous rip currents up and down the coast through the Labor Day weekend, a prime time
for beach vacations, forecasters said. The approaching storm troubled many East Coast beach towns that had hoped to capitalize on the BP oil spill and draw visitors who normally vacation on the Gulf Coast. On Monday, Earl delivered a glancing blow to several small Caribbean islands, tearing roofs off homes and knocking out electricity to people in Anguilla, Antigua and St. Maarten. In Puerto Rico, nearly 187,000 people were without power and 60,000 without water, Gov. Luis Fortuno said. Cruise ships were diverted and flights
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Fugate said state and local authorities may need to order evacuations along the Eastern Seaboard later this week if the storm does not veer away as expected. “Today is the day to make sure you have your plan completed and your supplies in place,” he said. As of late Tuesday afternoon, Earl was centered about 150 miles east of Grand Turk island — and 1,000 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras — as it headed northwest at 14 mph. Close on its heels was Tropical Storm Fiona, which had weakened considerably and not expected to get stronger at least for a couple of days. Carl Hanes of Newport News, Va., kept an eye on the weather report as he headed for the beach near his rented vacation home in Avon. He, his wife and their two teenage children were anticipating Earl might force them to leave on Thursday, a day ahead of schedule. “We’re trying not to let it bother us,” Hanes said before enjoying the calm surf. In Rehoboth Beach, Del., Judy Rice said she has no plans to leave the vacation home where she has spent most of the summer. In fact, the Oak Hill, Va., resident plans to walk around town in the rain if it comes. “I kind of enjoy it actually. You know, it’s battling the elements,” Rice said. “I have seen the rain go sideways, and, yeah, it can be scary, but I have an old house here in Rehoboth, so it’s probably more important that I am here during a storm than anywhere.” In the Florida Panhandle, which has struggled all summer to lure back tourists scared away by the Gulf oil spill, bookings were up 12 percent over last year at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The resort is nowhere near Earl’s projected path, and spokeswoman Laurie Hobbs said she suspects the increase in reservations was partly because of a discount the hotel is offering and partly because of the hurricane.
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Vets’ costs concern deficit co-chair RALEIGH (AP) — The system that automatically awards disability benefits to some veterans because of concerns about Agent Orange seems contrary to efforts to control federal spending, the Republican co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s deficit commission said Tuesday. Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson’s comments came a day after The Associated Press reported that diabetes has become the most frequently compensated ailment among Vietnam veterans, even though decades of research has failed to find more than a possible link between the defoliant Agent Orange and diabetes. “The irony (is) that the veterans who saved this country are now, in a way, not helping us to save the country in this fiscal mess,” said Simpson, an Army veteran who was once chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. The Department of Veterans
Affairs has also allowed Vietnam veterans to get money for ailments such as lung cancer and prostate cancer, and the agency finalized a proposal Tuesday to grant payments for heart disease — the nation’s leading cause of death. Simpson declined to say whether the issue would become part of his work on Obama’s panel examining the nation’s debt. He looked to Congress to make a change. Sen. Daniel Akaka, a Hawaii Democrat who currently chairs the VA committee, said Tuesday he will address the broader issue of so-called presumptive conditions at a hearing previously set for Sept. 23. The committee will look to “see what changes Congress and VA may need to make to existing law and policy,” Akaka said in an e-mail. “It is our solemn responsibility to help veterans with disabilities suffered in their service to our country,” said Akaka, who served
in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. “That responsibility also requires us to make sure limited resources are available for those who truly need and are entitled to them.” Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat and Vietnam combat veteran, has also raised questions about the spending. The leading Republican on the committee, North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, has not responded to several requests for comment on the topic in recent months. Because of concerns about Agent Orange, Congress set up a system in 1991 to grant automatic benefits to veterans who served in Vietnam at any point during a 13-year period and later got an ailment linked to the defoliant. The VA has done that with a series of ailments with strong indications of an association to Agent Orange, including Hodgkin’s disease, soft-tissue cancers and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
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Pamela Gail Peters is the featured artist for September at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center on Main Street in Rutherfordton. Peters works in acrylics and pastels, painting still life scenes, landscapes, and portraits. A native of Rutherford County, she lived for many years in Florida, and the vivid colors of her seascapes evoke memories of the tropics. Her window exhibit features portraits of her grandchildren and paintings of roosters, two of her favorite subjects. The Visual Arts Center is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Republican candidates gearing up for legislative elections say they’ll reduce both taxes and spending if they take control of both chambers of the General Assembly. State GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer stood surrounded by candidates for the House and Senate as part of a campaign kickoff event Tuesday at party headquarters in Raleigh. The House hasn’t been solely in Republican hands since 1998. Democrats have controlled the Senate since 1898. House Minority Leader Paul Stam told supporters legislative Democrats have spent too many tax dollars during the recession and banked a recovery on creating government jobs.
Fetzer said Republicans plan to release during September a series of initiatives they would seek to pass next year if they get the majority.
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Our Views We mark war’s end solemnly
resident Barack Obama ended U.S. combat operations in Iraq Tuesday, telling the nation that Operation Iraqi Freedom was over and that it was ‘time to turn the page.” These steps come more than seven years after U.S. forces first entered Iraq. It has been a costly and painful seven years for our nation with 4,416 American soldiers, including Cpl. Christopher Ebert of Rutherford County, giving their lives in the fighting in Iraq. Thousands of other young men and women will bear the physical and emotional scars of this war for the remainder of their lives. The shutdown of combat in Iraq is good news, but even as we mark this moment, American soldiers remain engaged in a deadly fight in Afghanistan. War, under any circumstance, has and always will be an ugly thing. We should not celebrate the end of war. We should instead reflect solemnly on it. We should mourn the lost lives and we must remember and comfort those who bear the scars.
Our readers’ views Offers some thoughts on the economy To the editor: Tara Wright presents an interesting letter showing graphs that tax increases do not destroy economic growth, but actually stabilize an economy by preserving the middle class. I looked at the graphs. In 1928, before the stock market crash, there was a wide disparity between the rich and the poor, after which a levelling off and “stability” occurred from 1944 until 2006. Numerous things occurred during that period from 1913 to the crash. First, the creation of the Federal Reserve Board which encouraged tremendous speculation among investors, who wrongly assume that the “Fed” would simply pump enough currency into the market to support speculative growth. The Fed did not. A similar parallel occurred when Alexander Hamilton was allowed to create and manage the first Bank of the United States (BUS). However, the BUS was not funded by a purely paper currency, since there was no Constitutional authority, nor common law authority, to create such legal tender. Hamilton was astute in the study of British history, and made provisions for a speculative explosion by keeping reserve gold for just such a contingency.
The Fed, however, was bound to certain limitations in the form of a gold standard, and feared to abandon it, thereby refusing to print enough “money” to offset speculation. Following that period, from 1944 to 2006, we can trace a U.S. economy that not only led the world, but from 1944 until the late 70s, was just about the only dynamic economy that hadn’t been thoroughly destroyed by World War II. Consequently, abandoning a gold standard and following the Keynesian urging of stimulating the economy with a never ending printing press, allowed the U.S. economy to dominate, feed, fuel, and clothe the world, with little thought of competition. When you’re the only game in town, the rules aren’t really that important. High taxation is of no importance when you can simply add the cost of tax onto products and pass that cost to the consumer, with part of the tax being re-invested into “social improvements.” Inflation merely fuels productivity, which drives down the relative cost of products. A middle class emerges, and financial equality becomes the norm. In a highly competitive economy, Keynesianism doesn’t work, as we are now seeing with a trillion dollar stimulus that is collapsing into a “double dip” recession. What does work, and what has
always worked, is a free market economy in which the people decide, at their own community level, what they need, and work together to achieve it. We’re headed in that direction again, like it or not. Ralph Haulk Forest City
Says law is now “Move Over” for utility trucks To the editor: Gov. Bev Perdue in July signed into law a bill that requires motorists to switch lanes or slow down when passing a utility service vehicle parked on the side of the road. The “move over” requirement was extended from a earlier law pertaining to law enforcement and emergency response vehicles. The provision exempts situations where moving into another travel lane is not safe. There are many motorists that do not “move over” for law enforcement and other emergency personnel much less utility trucks. Either the motorists do not know the law or they do not care. Those that do not “move over” are putting the lives of these personnel in jeopardy. I believe that all of the media needs to take the responsibility of telling the public of the law. Ted Carlton Rutherfordton
For the SBI, the heavy damage is already done RALEIGH – In the case of the State Bureau of Investigation, plenty of people will be doing plenty of crying over spilled milk for days, weeks, months and years. Attorney General Roy Cooper can be as aggressive as he wants now. He can replace an SBI director, as he’s done. He can name a new SBI lab director, as he’s done. He, or his new SBI director, can suspend a blood analyst at the center of many of the botched cases handled by the agency. He can establish new policies to ensure that the SBI lab no longer distorts or withholds evidence, as alleged in a series of stories by The News & Observer of Raleigh and in an internal report. None of those actions will undo the damage to the SBI’s credibility and to
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Cooper’s political career. It’s too late for any of that. To Cooper’s credit, back in the spring – well before the News & Observer’s series – he commissioned an audit of the SBI to try to determine the depths of the problems at the crime lab. But the audit only came after Greg Taylor, imprisoned for 17 years for a murder he didn’t commit, was exonerated when a SBI lab analyst admitted that test results never revealed during his trial showed that a substance in his car wasn’t blood. Led by former FBI agent Chris Swecker, the audit
At least as troubling is how the findings have damaged the SBI’s credibility going forward. For years to come, defense lawyers will challenge SBI testimony as biased and jurors will view that testimony skeptically. identified more than 230 criminal cases involving 269 defendant where SBI test results could be called into question. The immediate result of those findings will be defense lawyers combing through cases and filing court motions. Judicial reviews will follow to see if questionable blood evidence is enough to toss out convictions. Plenty of the cases won’t end up with new trials or overturned convictions. Consider the most wellknown case – the conviction of Daniel Green in the slay-
ing of James Jordan, father of basketball star Michael Jordan. Blood evidence was just a fraction of the mountain of evidence against Green, which included a co-defendant’s testimony and videotape of his dancing around flashing Michael Jordan’s NBA championship rings. Today, Green likes to portray himself as a victim of the criminal justice system. Back in the early ‘90s, he and his partner, Larry Demery, were vicious, outof-control criminals running around Robeson County robbing and shooting people.
When they didn’t have guns, they improvised with axes and cinderblocks. That the SBI’s improper conduct could even lead to the scant possibility of a criminal like Green being released is a travesty. At least as troubling is how the findings have damaged the SBI’s credibility going forward. For years to come, defense lawyers will challenge SBI testimony as biased and jurors will view that testimony skeptically. Cooper responded to the report by calling the findings “unacceptable then and unacceptable now.” The problem for him is that he was attorney general during eights years of that “then.” The “now” will never be the same. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.
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Officials probe infant deaths at Fort Bragg
FORT BRAGG (AP) — The mysterious deaths of two infants at the same home within three months of each other has prompted a probe into eight other unexplained infant deaths at the Fort Bragg Army base since January 2007, the military said Tuesday. At a news conference at the base, military leaders say they don’t suspect foul play in any of the deaths, and are conducting tests of the air, building materials and other elements at the on-base housing where the deaths occurred. So far, though, investigators have not found any link between the deaths since the probe was ordered earlier this summer, according to Christopher Grey, spokesman for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. “There are no commonalities that we’ve found thus far,” he said. The vast base, adjacent to Fayetteville, N.C., is home to the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Forces. About 45,000 people live on the base, including about 6,200 families, according to Col. Stephen Sicinski, the garrison commander. The probe began after investigators noted the deaths of two infants from different families in 2009 at the same address. The first child died in April of last year. Another family moved into the home after the death, and their infant died in July. A third infant who lived at that address died in 2007, but the death is believed to have occurred at a baby-sitting service off the base. Neither the identities of the children nor the addresses where they died were disclosed by the Army. Grey said that information will remain confidential during the investigation. The house where the two deaths occurred is vacant, and will remain unoccupied until the causes are determined, according to Brig. Gen. Michael Garrett, chief of staff of the 18th Airborne Corps. “We cannot explain two deaths of children at one address, and that’s really the problem we’re trying to solve,” Garrett said. That anomaly, though, prompted officials at the base to order a review of
unexplained infant deaths since January 2007. The 10 deaths being examined are among infants ranging in age from two weeks to eight months. One was attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, seven were ruled “undetermined” by medical examiners with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and two remain under investigation. All of the deaths may ultimately be attributable to SIDS, a rare but well-established diagnosis in cases where children younger than a year old die without any apparent cause. But that determination can only be made after an autopsy, examination of the death scene and thorough review of the child’s medical history. Even something as common as a persistent cold can be enough to cause medical examiners to rule a death “unexplained” rather than attribute it to SIDS, said Col. Jeffrey Kingsbury, a physician and chief of preventive medicine at Womack Army Medical Center, located on the base. “If you find anything, a runny nose, then you can’t call it SIDS,” he said. Part of the investigation aims to determine whether 10 deaths in just under four years is itself an alarming departure from the norm. That’s complicated by the fact that it’s hard to establish how many infants are living on the base at any one time. There are about 3,000 babies born every year at Womack, Sicinski said, which makes it the busiest maternity hospital in the U.S. military. But an unknown number of babies are born elsewhere and move to Bragg with their families. Nationally, the rate is about .5 SIDS deaths per 1,000 live births, according to the American SIDS Institute. Investigators, meanwhile, are looking to determine whether environmental factors could have played a role in the infants’ deaths. Grey said the investigation has considered everything from the presence of Chinese drywall in the homes to black mold, but has found evidence of neither.
Daily Courier Staff Writer
FOREST CITY — The Board of Education is holding a special-called meeting Thursday at 12:30 p.m. to discuss and vote on a contract from Apple computer. The board meets for its regular meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m., but there is a pending deadline for the contract, and the board has to vote Thursday. Benny Hendrix, chief operating officer for Rutherford County Schools, said the contract approval is preparing the way for the “1 To 1” learning initiative as the Master Lease agreement is approved. The schools have made a commitment to begin the “1 to 1” initiative in the 2010-11 school year. Board chairman John Mark Bennett and Superintendent Janet Mason said at a recent board meeting, they are committed to implementing the initiative in the school system this year.
Dolphus Hodge Dolphus Hicks Hodge, 71, of Square Hardin Road, Rutherfordton, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Hospice House in Forest City, N.C. A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Esper Hodge. He was a member of Piney Knob Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the Shingle Hollow Volunteer Fire Department for 29 years and served as chief for approximately 13 years. He retired from Webber Construction due to health reasons. Survivors include his wife, Willie Hodge; a daughter, Deneen Cook of Rutherfordton; a son, Darren Hodge of Rutherfordton; his mother, Katherine Hodge of Rutherfordton; one sister, Rebecca Gibson of Seaford, Va.; two brothers, Lawrence Hodge and Tommy Hodge, both of Rutherfordton; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Piney Knob Baptist Church with the Revs. Steven Cooper and Rick Wall officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church and will also
be at Hodge’s home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 McMahan’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com
Katie Greene Katie Irene Greene, 84, of Forest City, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Katie West Edwards. She was a homemaker and a member of Spindale Church of the Brethren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Glen Greene. She is survived by three daughters, Judy Luckadoo and Janice Holland of Forest City and Jerrie Bishop of Spartanburg, S.C.; four sons, Howard Ray Greene, Dennis Greene and Gary Greene of Forest City and Larry Greene of Spindale; one sister, Margie Horne of Spindale; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Spindale Church of the
Brethren with the Rev. Perry Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Spindale Church of the Brethren. The family will be at the home of Bill and Judy Luckadoo, 164 Knollwood Drive, Forest City. Online condolences: www. crowemortuary.com
Ruth Melton Ruth Goode Melton, 92, of Jobe Lake Road, Rutherfordton, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crowe’s Mortuary & Crematory.
Tommy Wease Ray Thomas “Tommy” Wease, 52, of 2655 HarrisHenrietta Road, Henrietta, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKinneyLandreth Funeral Home. Online condolences: www.mckinneylandrethfuneralhome.com
Police Notes Editor’s note: Due to printer issues at the Rutherford County Jail on Tuesday, the arrest report in today’s newspaper is incomplete. The arrests will be included in Thursday’s edition.
Sheriff’s Reports n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department responded to 142 E-911 calls Monday. n Claude Tew Greene reported the larceny of a bicycle. n Manuel Montanex reported a breaking, entering and larceny. n Shenaada Wilkie reported damage to personal property. n David Scarbrough reported the larceny of two automobiles.
Rutherfordton n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 31
E-911 calls Monday. n The Spindale Police Department responded to 15 E-911 calls Monday.
Lake Lure n Lake Lure Police Department responded to six E-911 calls Monday.
Forest City n The Forest City Police Department responded to 75 E-911 calls Monday. n Heidi Payton reported an incident of larceny.
Arrests n Cynthia Doster, 21, of Greene’s Drive, Ellenboro, was arrested and served with four failure to appear warrants; she was placed in the Rutherford County Detention Facility under a $5,000 bond. (FCPD)
n Fahim Feroz Ali, 36, of 141 St. John St.; charged with driving while license revoked; placed under a $2,000 secured bond. (RPD)
EMS n Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services responded to 32 E-911 calls Monday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to five calls.
Fire Calls n Bostic, SDO and Sandy Mush fire departments were dispatched to vehicle accidents Tuesday. n Bill’s Creek and Lake Lure were dispatched to residential fire alarms and Rutherfordton Fire Dept. responded to an industrial fire alarm Tuesday.
S.C. lawmaker wants to expand safe-haven law
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two weeks after a South Carolina mother confessed to killing her two toddlers, a legislator wants the state’s safe haven law to include older children. State Rep. Chip Limehouse said Tuesday he will push for a law allowing parents to safely abandon children up to 5 In the program, each stu- years old without punishdent in grades six through ment. The state’s so-called 12 and each teacher has a Daniel’s Law currently limlaptop, as teaching occurs its the no-penalty age to through the programs via 30 days old. the computer. Limehouse, a father of “This is what will set two, called it a reaction Rutherford County Schools to the recent Orangeburg apart,” Bennett has said. tragedy and a delayed “This is going to be the response to the 1994 Susan year that makes a differSmith case, which he says ence in the Rutherford has weighed on his mind County Schools. ever since. “We can make it happen. “If parents get up against It’s going to happen,” the wall so bad that someThe challenge of the how their mind twists, project will be money, and and they believe in their the Rutherford County twisted way that murderSchools Foundation is ing their children is their working to find ways to way out of their situation, raise the money to make hopefully this new law sure the initiative is poswould provide a pressure sible here. valve for this sort of evil behavior,” said Limehouse, A kick-off event for the R-Charleston. entire community will be Limehouse said he held in about six weeks. expanded the age to 5 The public will have an because children are in opportunity to attend pre- kindergarten by then and sentations that show the interacting with other differences the initiatives adults who could hopefully can make in students’ spot a family’s problems. lives. Under the current law, which dates to 2000, Contact Gordon via e-mail at infants can be left anonyjgordon@thedigitalcourier. mously at a hospital, police
School board plans special meeting to discuss contract BY JEAN GORDON
station, fire station, outpatient medical facility or any place of worship, as long as the child is left in an employee’s hands. Limehouse’s bill would add business hours of the Department of Social Services’ state and local offices. Shaquan Duley, 29, is charged with suffocating her 2-year-old and 18-month-old sons in an Orangeburg motel, then strapping them into their cars seats Aug. 16 and letting the car roll into a river to try and cover up their deaths. Authorities say she’d argued with her own mother, whom she and her three children lived with, about her parenting abilities and felt she could be free without the toddlers. Duley also has a 5-year-old daughter. Her attorney did not immediately respond Tuesday to messages. The tragic scene of children’s bodies being pulled from a car in the water was eerily reminiscent of Smith’s 1994 case. She is serving life in prison for killing her 3-yearold and 14-month-old sons by rolling her car into a lake in Union, with them strapped inside. They drowned. “It chills you to your marrow to read the accounts of what happened to these poor children,” said
Limehouse, who plans to prefile his bill for the legislative session that starts in January. A policy adviser with a children’s advocacy group said the Orangeburg case calls for greater prevention services, such as in-home early education, but that the proposed bill needs to be studied. “We believe this could’ve been prevented,” said David Laird of The Children’s Trust of South Carolina. 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: $5 plastic grocery bag sale, $7 tall kitchen bag sale, $9 30-gallon trash bag sale; bags can be filled with clothes and shoes. Hospice Resale Shop: Storewide half price sale Sept. 2-4; includes clothing, collectibles, housewares, books, furniture and more; also includes selected clothing priced at 25 cents. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yokefellow Service Center: Storewide half price sale Sept. 3-13; closed on Sundays and for Labor Day; store hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Silent auctions for Relay for Life: Held weekly through Sept. 10. Photos and details will be posted on the Rutherford County government website at www.rutherfordcountync.gov. Items will be posted each Monday and bids end each Friday at noon. For information or to place a bid, e-mail Debra Conner, firstname.lastname@example.org. Luminaria sale and can food drive: Relay for Life Rutherford County is selling luminarias, which will be lighted Sept. 10 at Relay for Life, for $10; luminarias may be purchased online at www. relayforlife.org/rutherfordnc or by calling Gail Strickland, 245-2156 or 233-1735. In addition, canned foods will be used to weigh down the luminarias. After Relay, the canned foods will be donated to Communities in Schools and Grace of God Rescue Mission; cans should be 11 to 15 ounces to best fit in the luminarias. Washburn Community Outreach Center: Entire store apparel halfprice; hours Thursday and Friday, noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; contact the center regarding the GED program offered by ICC at 245-5603. Celebration of the Arts applications: Will be accepted through Sept. 8 at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 N. Main St., Rutherfordton; guidelines and information available at www. rcvag.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 31 Homemade ice cream sale: 11 a.m. until, State Employees Credit Union, Rutherfordton branch; proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Alanon meetings: Lake Lure Alanon Family Group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at Lake Lure Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure; call 625-0456 for additional information.
Wednesday, Sept. 1 Lunch club: noon, first Wednesday of the month, Carolina Event and Conference Center; the event serves as a fundraiser for Hospice of Rutherford County and proceeds will go to the care of home care hospice patients; cost is $10 and includes an entree, vegetable, dessert and tea (please call for menu selection for the month); to reserve a space, please call 245-0095; reservations must be made no later than one week before the event.
Thursday, Sept. 2 Relay for Life fundraiser: Between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., 10 percent of total sales at Tuscany Italian Grille will be donated to Relay for Life of Rutherford County. American Legion Post 74 meeting: 6 p.m., National Guard Armory; meal followed by meeting.
Friday, Sept. 3 Rutherford County Animal Control: The facility will close today at 2 p.m. for repairs and reopen at noon Sept. 13. Officers will be available for law enforcement issues only; no animals will be taken into the facility during this time. The Community Pet Center will also be closed.
helped.” A handout from Flemming said, “Nearly seven million Americans abuse prescription drugs, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The number increased 80 percent from 2000 to 2006, with more people abusing legal drugs than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, ecstasy and inhalants combined.” An important part of the training, Flemming said, is to reduce the stigma of people admitting that they have a drug abuse problem. Faye Hassell, executive director of United Way of Rutherford County, said the program “Let’s us be proactive, instead of always reactive. We can’t put our heads in the sand.” The Appalachian Regional Commission is funding FACE-IT!, planned Oct. 20-22. For more information about the FACE-IT! training, call Flemming at (828) 257-4466 or e-mail Elizabeth.
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Tuesday afternoon. Animals are held for 72 hours before they are considered for termination. Any animals still in the shelter by Friday at 2 p.m. will be put down. “We understand that the adoption center project has been taken off of the table,” Faltraco said. “We have always advocated for a animal shelter not an adoption center. Rutherford County’s animal shelter is a public
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Those choices are added to the original counts of the two leaders. The candidate with the most combined votes is the winner. Bedford also reminds voters the last day to register to vote in the at
Kids’ Computer Corner: Every Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Union Mills Learning Center; free to the public and geared toward children preschool through third grade who may not have access to a computer or the Internet at home; educational software and adult-supervised access to the Internet. Fundraiser: 11 a.m. until, Carver parking lot, sponsored by Unionville Lodge No. 729; fish and rib plates, $8 each (includes drink and dessert), fish sandwich $4, can soda, $1 and bottled water $1.
Tuesday, Sept. 7 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; hosted by Hospice of Rutherford County.
the cleanup will help “instill pride in neighborhoods” being cleaned up.
facility, and it really is the county’s responsibility to build an animal shelter.” In state inspection reports from Sept. 1, 2009, inspector Shelley Swain wrote about violations involving euthanasia at the facility. Swain points out that euthanasia for animals took anywhere from a few seconds to 45 minutes. She also observed feral cats being injected with lethal chemicals and then hanging on the side of their communal cage until they died and fell off. Swain warned employees against destroying animals before they could
be scanned for owner-embedded identification microchips. She said only one dog was tested to make sure it was deceased before 10 animals were loaded into a pickup and taken to the county landfill. The animals were dumped before rigor mortis had set in, Swain said. Swain said she saw three cats stuffed into a plastic trash bag by an employee before being verified for death. Conner said many of those reported violations have been fixed, including having a separate room for euthanasia now.
the Board of Elections office for the General Election is Oct. 8 One Stop voting will be Oct. 14 to 30 at the Rutherford County Board of Elections, Fairground Road, Spindale and Rutherford County Annex on N. Main Street in Rutherfordton. Residents will have an opportunity to register to vote at the One Stop voting places.
Rutherford County voters will elect the sheriff, county commissioners, Board of Education members, N.C. House. N.C .Senate, U.S. House and U.S. Senate, clerk of court, and soil and water conservation supervisors, as well as a number of judgeships.
Also at the meeting, n Hassell said United Way received a $30,000 planning grant from the N.C. Coalition Initiative to support substance abuse prevention work. “This will let us look for opportunities and look for gaps, and let us identify places we need to put the focus.” n A Behavioral Health Public Forum will be held Sept. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center in Spindale. n Various agencies offered updates on their work. The gains of the Forest City Housing after-school program were cited, for example. About 25 people from various agencies attended the CET meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 27. An afternoon meeting is planned. The Community Engagement Team is an initiative of the United Way of Rutherford County. Contact Dale via e-mail at email@example.com
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Ellenboro man named to USDA post By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer
FOREST CITY — An Ellenboro man has been named area director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Warren C. Smith, who has owned a home in Ellenboro since 2000, was appointed by state director Randall Gore. In his new role, Smith will be an advocate for rural communities and residents in Rutherford and eight other counties, and will administer the Rural Development programs and services provided by USDA that can enhance economic success. USDA achieves its mission by helping rural people, communities and businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance needed to address their diverse and unique needs, Smith said, adding that he oversees a multi-million dollar budget to assist with rural and community development. USDA programs include providing loans and grants for single-family housing, multi-family housing, community facilities loans and grants, community and economic development programs, grants and loans for small businesses, cooperative grants, fire protection, water, sewer and storm drainage grants. Smith oversees the state’s newly created region, Area 9. When Gore received his appointment by President Obama, Gore decided to reorganize
the state’s eight regions and developed the ninth region to encompass nine counties, including Rutherford. Previously, Rutherford was in a 19-county area. In addition to Rutherford, Smith and his Cleveland County office staff of seven will also serve Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Polk. Beginning Oct. 1, he will also serve Catawba, Iredell, McDowell and Mecklenburg counties. Among his priorities, Smith said, is to help low-income people become homeowners through applying for grants and loans. Thursday, he attended the Regional Housing conference sponsored by Isothermal Planning Development Commission, held at Isothermal Community College. Smith described the conference as “absolutely overwhelming” with about 40 people attending to receive information. “There was good input with small groups and we got a lot of feed back on the issues centered on housing, economy and jobs. It was very wellorchestrated with good results,” he said. Smith formerly served as Virginia State Director of Housing and Community Development in Richmond and Director of Housing and Economic Development in Augusta-Richmond County, Ga. He has held similar positions at local, state and federal levels over his 30-year career. He most recently served as deputy housing officer with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Warren C. Smith, who has owned a home in Ellenboro since 2000, has been appointed area director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
in Cherokee. Anyone with questions or needing more information on housing issues, call Smith by calling (704) 471-0235 Ext. 4 at USDA Rural Development, 844 Wallace Grove Road, Shelby, NC 28150. Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@ thedigitalcourier.com
Rutherford 912 Group meeting: 6:30 p.m., N.C. Cooperative Extension Center on Callahan Koon Road; for more information, call Jennifer Naskov, 288-8058, or visit rutherford912.org.
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Flemming@mahec.net In other business, the Weed and Seed grant sought for the county has not come through because President Obama currently is revamping the entire program, Hassell said. Weed and Seed is a communitybased strategy sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. Hassell hopes the revised program will be “ready to roll out this fall, and we will reapply.” She said she is encouraged because, “Our grant proposal had scored high enough to be funded. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.” In conjunction with the Weed and Seed effort, a neighborhood cleanup is planned Oct. 23. Hassell hopes groups from the high schools, the community college and the faith-based community will participate. “We need to market this well to get people involved,” she said. The day selected for the cleanup is National Make a Difference Day. Hassell said law officers will be going into the targeted Weed and Seed zones to gain community support for the cleanup effort. She said
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Replacing Riley Cavaliers run hard in Hendersonville HENDERSONVILLE — The East Rutherford Cross Country team had a strong showing at their first meet this past Saturday as they traveled to Hendersonville to compete in the Western North Carolina Cross Country Carnival. In the invite race the top three finishers for East were: Cody Danner with a time of 19:34, Hayden Trull 20:13 and Mason Jolley with a time of 20:50. In the open race the top three male finishers were: C. J. Sappenfield 24:21, Alan Toney 24:26 and Kyle Maynard with a time of 25:12. The girls also finished strong in the invite race this past Saturday. Rebekah Hunt finished with a time of 27:14 and Susan Dodson following with a time of 27:50.
Cavaliers seeking support for rings FOREST CITY — The East Rutherford Cavaliers baseball team, which claimed the 2010 2A NCHSAA Baseball State Championship, is looking for support from local business to purchase rings for the players. The Cavaliers are making 2010 championship posters, which will feature glossy color photos, team pictures and individual stats. Businesses interested in taking part and supporting the Cavaliers can contact either Bobby Reynolds at (828) 7480074 or Preston Allen at (828) 429-1145.
Panthers WR Wright lost for season CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Panthers have placed Wallace Wright on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury that requires, surgery, a blow for Carolina’s shaky receiver unit and special teams. The Panthers on Tuesday also placed linebacker Thomas Davis on the reserve-physically unable to perform list, waived receivers Dexter Jackson and Oliver Young and placed defensive end Hilee Taylor on injured reserve with a knee injury to get to the NFL limit of 75 players. Wright was signed in the offseason from New York Jets mainly in hopes of boosting Carolina’s struggling special teams. But Wright had spent some time working with the starters at receiver. He was injured in Saturday’s win over Tennessee, further complicating the Panthers’ efforts to find a No. 2 receiver.
Local Sports SOCCER 6 p.m. West Henderson at East Rutherford 6 p.m. R-S Central at Hunter Huss 6 p.m. East Burke at Chase
On TV Noon (ESPN) Basketball FIBA World Championship: Iran vs. United States. 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis U.S. Open, Men’s First Round and Women’s Second Round. 2 p.m. (WGN-A) MLB Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs. 6:30 p.m. (FSCR) College Volleyball Louisville at Kentucky. 7 p.m. (ESPN) MLB Baseball Teams TBA. 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis U.S. Open, Men’s First Round and Women’s Second Round.
Wake Forest’s former QB Riley Skinner will be replaced by Ted Stachitas. Stachitas replaced Tim Tebow in high school. Associated Press
Tebow’s prep successor taking Riley’s spot at Wake By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer
WINSTON-SALEM — Ted Stachitas doesn’t want to be known only for the quarterbacks he’s replaced. That’s not easy when one of them is Tim Tebow. After taking over for Tebow in high school, Stachitas now is poised to succeed record-breaking Riley Skinner as the man under center for Wake Forest. “I’m used to everyone’s expectations .... and all the questions, the doubts,” Stachitas said Tuesday.
So instead of merely being recognized as somebody’s replacement, the redshirt sophomore is looking to create an identity of his own — starting Thursday night when the Demon Deacons open against Presbyterian. That will mark his first start since he was at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in 2007, the year after he inherited Tebow’s job. He led Nease to consecutive Florida Class 4A Please see Wake, Page 8A
DURHAM (AP) — David Cutcliffe sounds confident about entrusting Sean Renfree with Duke’s pass-heavy offense. He’d just like to see the talented — but unproven — quarterback get a little help on the ground, too. While the five-win Blue Devils finished with their best win total in 15 years, they ranked last among Bowl Subdivision teams in rushing yards per game. That continued a long-running trend that has seen the Blue Devils fail to average even 100 yards as a team in four of the past six seasons. Cutcliffe, entering his third season, is mindful of those struggles. When asked what to expect from this year’s running game in Saturday’s opener against Elon, he was quick to respond, “Let’s hope there is one.” “I don’t think I’d call what we were a year ago a running game, so the first thing is to see it,” Cutcliffe said Tuesday. Duke averaged about 64 yards per game on the ground last season, putting the burden of the offense entirely on the shoulders of Thad Lewis. Now the job belongs to Renfree, a sophomore whom Cutcliffe has been high on since his arrival in Durham. While the coach calls Renfree a “big, strong, prostyle quarterback,” he probably doesn’t want to have to rely on him to make every play just yet. “When you have that balanced running game, it’s hard to sit on a pass or at least know it’s a pass,” Renfree said. “We’ll have a playaction game this year, which is important.”
After long wait, Charlotte gets PGA Championship By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue remembers sitting with Johnny Harris in 1993 as the Quail Hollow Club president gushed about his ambitious plans. “He said, ’Bev, we’re going to make us a prize. We’re bringing in a great golf designer and we’re going to change this course,”’ Perdue recalled. “He said, ’We’re going to have us an international tournament here.”’ Two redesigns and 17 years later, Perdue sat next to Harris on the same stage Tuesday with PGA of America CEO Joe Steranka, who announced the 2017 PGA Championship will be played at the old-style, private course. “Charlotte deserves this,” Steranka said. “Quail Hollow deserves it.” It will mark the third time the PGA will be in North Carolina, and the first for the state’s largest city. The event will
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue, left, and Quail Hollow Club president John Harris, center, applaud as they listen to the PGA’s Joe Steranka, right, during a news conference at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, Tuesday. The PGA announced Please see Charlotte, Page 8A the club will host the 2017 PGA Championship golf tournament.
Life is just a Fantasy Football draft It’s Mike Gavin’s fault. Many will recall that Gavin was, at one time, the managing editor of The Daily Courier. Gavin moved on to Isothermal Community College and became the director of marketing and public relations. Before he left, though, Gavin got me hooked on Fantasy Football. My first season, I won a fantasy championship. The following year, I won again. It would have been so much easier to quit if I had been humbled over those first two seasons. Instead, I now have the fantasy bug. This year, I put out the call on Facebook for local folks to join the Courier Football League (CFL, for short). I wanted to have a fantasy league that was more localized, with more people that I actually knew. After all, it’s hard to talk smack to some guy sitting in Terre Haute, IN., when I can talk smack with friends, co-workers and people I know. So, I grabbed Daily Courier Executive Editor Steve Parham for the league, along with News Editor John Trump. Parham and Trump have both played fantasy football
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before, so little explanation was needed with either of them. Daily Courier sports stringers, Kevin Carver and Jacob Conley also joined the league giving us five DC folks in the mix. The rest of the league is local folks. There’s Kevin Ash, a 7th grade teacher at Chase Middle. The league includes former WAGY Friday Night Football color commentator Tim Mathis (who is also my wife’s cousin) and Mathis’ friend Robert Vess. I wrangled Forest City Owls pitching coach Mike Ranson into the league along with Ranson’s girlfriend, Kelly Henley. So, those are the 10 that will be competing for the title. Now what I need to do is make up an actual trophy or cup that can be
awarded to the winner. If I win a third straight title, I’m pushing for it to be called the Bowers Bowl. The Courier Cup has a nice ring to it, though. Hmm, I’ll need to think on that one. Podlogar hangs’em up Former Daily Courier Sports Editor Alex Podlogar has left the Sanford Herald after six years on the beat as sports editor. Podlogar will follow in Gavin’s footsteps and work at Fayetteville State University as the school’s assistant sports information director. I wish him well. She’s a beauty, well, sort of The Womenless Beauty Pageant was held this past weekend at ICC. The 2009 winner Kiki LeFreak, also known as Keith Ezell, handed over his, er, her, oh whatever, crown to the 2010 winner. Forest City golf pro Terry Osteen and WCAB’s Jim Bishop took part in the competition and I hear they were just lovely. I wanted to attend, but my eyesight is bad enough as it is.
8A â€” The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Chase downs Burns Scoreboard
LAWNDALE â€” The Lady Trojansâ€™ volleyball team swept through Lawndale Tuesday and came away with a 3-0 conference opening win over the Burns Bulldogs. â€œWe had those two early losses to South Point, but we just told the girls it was time to settle down and get serious,â€? said Chase Head Coach Ashley Buchanan. â€œItâ€™s time for them to work hard and Iâ€™m proud of the way they responded and the way they played.â€? Chase used scores of 27-25, 25-22 and 25-18 to earn the win.
R-S Central 3, Freedom 1
MORGANTON â€” The Lady Hilltoppers took down the Freedom Lady Patriots Tueday in volleyball action, 3-1. Centralâ€™s JV squad won 2-0.
NASCAR on BET? Drive for Diversity goes reality TV
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Jessica Brunelli is a fan of â€œJersey Shoreâ€? and â€œThe Real World,â€? so the 17-year-old race car driver knows just how addictive reality TV can be. Addictive enough to draw in viewers who donâ€™t know Jeff Gordon from Jeff Burton? Thatâ€™s the gamble behind â€œChanging Lanes,â€? a new show that airs not on a sports network but BET. Yes, BET. Where better to reach a completely new audience? â€œChanging Lanesâ€? chronicles 10 young female and minority racers in NASCARâ€™s Drive for Diversity program as they compete for four spots on a team. â€œIâ€™ve got friends here who donâ€™t know about racing, and theyâ€™re going to watch it and I think give it a lot more respect,â€? said 16-year-old driver Darrell Wallace Jr. Itâ€™s got all the staples of reality TV: contestants living in a house together and getting eliminated one by one. Well, not all the staples â€” Brunelli is relieved the show sticks to the drama on the track and in the driversâ€™ back stories. Rapper/actor Ludacris narrates the eight-episode series, which premieres Wednesday night. The show is the brainchild of Max Siegel, who spent two seasons running Dale Earnhardt Inc. until the team merged with Chip Ganassi Racing. His sports marketing agency now runs the Drive for Diversity program, which has struggled to produce racers for NASCARâ€™s top series. Siegelâ€™s team, Revolution Racing, fields cars for the contestants on the show.
Stephen Strasburg set for Tommy John surgery Friday
MIAMI (AP) â€” Washington Nationals rookie ace Stephen Strasburg will have Tommy John surgery on Friday to rebuild his injured right elbow, an operation that is expected to sideline him for 12 to 18 months. The ligament replacement surgery will be in Los Angeles and performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum, with Nationals team doctor Dr. Wiemi Douoguih assisting.
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championship games in both years as the starter despite what he said was a prevailing opinion that â€œpeople didnâ€™t really think we could duplicate what he did with the team.â€? Meanwhile, down the road in Gainesville, Tebow blossomed into one of the sportâ€™s most heralded figures while winning two national championships, two Southeastern Conference titles and a Heisman Trophy. Nobodyâ€™s expecting that kind of production from Stachitas, who has a different style than Tebow but a similar habit â€” a knack for tucking the ball and running when he needs a yard or two. That skill could make Stachitas, who rushed for 845 yards and 15 touchdowns as a high school senior, a valuable weapon for a Wake Forest team looking to re-establish its ground game after the Skinner-led offense wound up throwing more
BASEBALL National League East Division W L Pct 76 55 .580 73 58 .557 65 65 .500 65 66 .496 57 75 .432 Central Division W L Pct Cincinnati 76 55 .580 St. Louis 69 60 .535 Milwaukee 62 69 .473 Houston 60 71 .458 Chicago 56 76 .424 Pittsburgh 43 88 .328 West Division W L Pct San Diego 76 54 .585 San Francisco 72 60 .545 Colorado 69 61 .531 Los Angeles 68 64 .515 Arizona 53 79 .402
Atlanta Philadelphia Florida New York Washington
GB â€” 3 10 1/2 11 19 1/2 GB â€” 6 14 16 20 1/2 33 GB â€” 5 7 9 24
Mondayâ€™s Games Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 4, 10 innings Atlanta 9, N.Y. Mets 3 Washington 9, Florida 3 Chicago Cubs 14, Pittsburgh 2 Houston 3, St. Louis 0 Arizona 7, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, Philadelphia 0 Colorado 2, San Francisco 1 Tuesdayâ€™s Games Milwaukee at Cincinnati, late Atlanta 9, N.Y. Mets 2 Washington at Florida, late Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, late St. Louis at Houston, late San Diego at Arizona, late Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, late Colorado at San Francisco, late Wednesdayâ€™s Games St. Louis (Suppan 1-6) at Houston (Figueroa 3-2), 2:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 2-4) at Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 7-8), 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia (Oswalt 9-13) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 11-8), 3:10 p.m. San Diego (Latos 13-5) at Arizona (Enright 5-2), 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 10-7) at Cincinnati (Cueto 12-4), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 13-7) at Atlanta (Hanson 8-10), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Olsen 3-7) at Florida (Volstad 8-9), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 17-5) at San Francisco (Lincecum 11-9), 9:15 p.m. Thursdayâ€™s Games N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 7:10 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct 81 50 .618 81 50 .618 74 57 .565 68 63 .519 48 83 .366 Central Division W L Pct Minnesota 75 56 .573 Chicago 71 60 .542 Detroit 65 66 .496 Kansas City 55 76 .420 Cleveland 53 78 .405 West Division W L Pct Texas 74 57 .565 Oakland 65 65 .500 Los Angeles 64 68 .485 Seattle 51 80 .389 New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore
GB â€” â€” 7 13 33 GB â€” 4 10 20 22 GB â€” 8 1/2 10 1/2 23
Mondayâ€™s Games Chicago White Sox 10, Cleveland 6, 11 innings N.Y. Yankees 11, Oakland 5 Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 2 Texas 3, Kansas City 0 L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 3 Tuesdayâ€™s Games Boston at Baltimore, late Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 3 Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Detroit at Minnesota, late Texas at Kansas City, late L.A. Angels at Seattle, late Wednesdayâ€™s Games Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 11-5) at Cleveland (Tomlin 2-3), 12:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 14-8) at Baltimore (Arrieta 4-6), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Bre.Anderson 3-5) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 9-12), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Marcum 11-7) at Tampa Bay (Price 15-6), 7:10 p.m.
often than coach Jim Grobe perhaps was comfortable with. Teammates say they have something else in common: Intangibles. They describe Stachitas as more soft-spoken and not as reliant on rah-rah techniques as Tebow is. But they insist he still shows just as much leadership. â€œTim and Ted were similar in the fact that, if they ... didnâ€™t find a wide receiver, they were able to run the ball,â€? said Wake Forest linebacker Hunter Haynes, a teammate of both at Nease. â€œTim was a little bit different â€” he was more of a fullback running the ball, and Ted was faster. You do see a little bit of influence from Tim on Ted.â€? Skinner may have thrown for 9,762 yards and 60 touchdowns in his career, but Stachitas has his eye on another of his marks â€” his 32 victories as a starter. â€œIâ€™m not worried about any of Rileyâ€™s records or what heâ€™s done here,â€? Stachitas said. â€œHe did great, but Iâ€™m worried about getting wins for our team.â€?
Detroit (Scherzer 10-9) at Minnesota (Liriano 12-7), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Tom.Hunter 11-2) at Kansas City (Bullington 1-3), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (T.Bell 1-4) at Seattle (J.Vargas 9-7), 10:10 p.m. Thursdayâ€™s Games Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
FOOTBALL National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East L T Pct PF PA 1 0 .667 86 83 1 0 .667 43 49 1 0 .667 90 70 2 0 .333 36 50 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 1 2 0 .333 59 64 Jacksonville 1 2 0 .333 72 68 Tennessee 1 2 0 .333 49 45 Indianapolis 0 3 0 .000 62 130 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 3 0 0 1.000 64 25 Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 64 58 Cincinnati 2 2 0 .500 82 84 Cleveland 1 2 0 .333 71 78 West W L T Pct PF PA Oakland 2 1 0 .667 73 54 Denver 1 2 0 .333 78 75 San Diego 1 2 0 .333 60 62 Kansas City 0 3 0 .000 42 60 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 57 66 Washington 2 1 0 .667 61 51 Dallas 2 2 0 .500 48 61 N.Y. Giants 1 2 0 .333 58 64 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 2 1 0 .667 46 44 New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 98 68 Carolina 1 2 0 .333 30 33 Tampa Bay 1 2 0 .333 40 44 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 110 75 Minnesota 2 1 0 .667 62 35 Detroit 2 1 0 .667 67 70 Chicago 0 3 0 .000 36 71 West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 3 0 0 1.000 80 51 Arizona 2 1 0 .667 43 49 St. Louis 2 1 0 .667 62 80 Seattle 1 2 0 .333 57 69 W Buffalo 2 Miami 2 New England 2 N.Y. Jets 1
Thursdayâ€™s Games St. Louis 36, New England 35 Green Bay 59, Indianapolis 24 Fridayâ€™s Games Atlanta 16, Miami 6 Washington 16, N.Y. Jets 11 New Orleans 36, San Diego 21 Philadelphia 20, Kansas City 17 Saturdayâ€™s Games Detroit 35, Cleveland 27 Buffalo 35, Cincinnati 20 Baltimore 24, N.Y. Giants 10 Jacksonville 19, Tampa Bay 13 Houston 23, Dallas 7 Carolina 15, Tennessee 7 Minnesota 24, Seattle 13 Arizona 14, Chicago 9 San Francisco 28, Oakland 24 Sundayâ€™s Games Denver 34, Pittsburgh 17 Thursday, Sept. 2 Buffalo at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. New England at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 10 p.m.
TRANSACTIONS Tuesdayâ€™s Sports Transactions BASEBALL
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draw about 50,000 a people a day, millions of television viewers worldwide and tens of millions of dollars in economic impact. No wonder Harris was smiling at an event that included numerous state dignitaries, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and Charlotte Bobcats president Fred Whitfield. â€œWe wanted to have a golf course that could host a major championship,â€? said Harris, a real estate developer and member of Augusta National. â€œEverything weâ€™ve done has been done to improve the experience of players and patrons.â€? The PGA of America was drawn to Quail Hollow after watching its success as one of the top non-majors since its return to the PGA Tour in 2003. It came after famed designer Tom Fazio made major renovations to the course starting in the late 1990s
American League BOSTON RED SOX_Traded RHP Manny Delcarmen and cash considerations to Colorado for RHP Chris Balcom-Miller who was assigned to Greenville (SAL). American Association EL PASO DIABLOS_Exercised the 2011 option on RHP Kris Jiggitts. WICHITA WINGNUTS_Exercised the 2011 option on LHP Kevin Angelle, RHP Adam Cowart, RHP Cephas Howard, RHP Jae Jung, RHP Brandon Mathes, RHP Gabe Medina, RHP Bubba Oâ€™Donnell, RHP Sean Teague, RHP Jacob Wiley, C Jeff Christy, C John C. Martin, INF Mike Bell, INF Jorge Delgado, INF Josh Horn, INF Carlos A. Rivera, INF Joe Spiers, INF Cesar Suarez, OF Jorge Cortes, OF Raul Gonzalez and OF Ryan Patterson. Southern League CAROLINA MUDCATS_Announced INF Kris Negron was promoted to Louisville (IL). Recalled INF Miguel Rojas from Lynchburg (Carolina). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL_Suspended Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib one game for violating the leagueâ€™s personal conduct policy. Fined Cleveland NT Shaun Rogers one-game check for violating the leagueâ€™s personal conduct policy. CAROLINA PANTHERS_Placed WR Wallace Wright and DE Hilee Taylor on injured reserve and LB Thomas Davis on the reserve-physically unable to perform list. Waived WR Dexter Jackson and WR Oliver Young. DETROIT LIONS_Released OT Tyler Polumbus. Placed CB Jack Williams on the physically unable to perform list. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Released CB Josh Gordy, C Cecil Newton, WR Roren Thomas and DE Julius Williams. Signed C Bradley Vierling. Placed DT Dâ€™Anthony Smith and C John Estes on injured reserve. NEW YORK GIANTS_Placed QB Jim Sorgi, WR Sinorice Moss and LB Adrian Tracy on injured reserve. Transferred OL Kevin Boothe to the reserve-physically-unable-to-perform list. NEW YORK JETS_Waived QB Kevin Oâ€™Connell. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES_Claimed DE Pannel Egboh off waivers from Houston. Placed DE Ricky Sapp on injured reserve. PITTSBURGH STEELERS_Waived LB Andre Frazier from the injured reserve list. Placed G Chris Scott on the physically unable to perform list. Released G Adrian Jones, CB David Pittman, LB Brandon Renkart and FB Dwayne Wright. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Released RB Derrick Ward and WR Terrence Nunn. Placed LB Jon Alston on injured reserve. TENNESSEE TITANS_Activated DT Tony Brown from the physically unable to perform list. WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Placed WR Malcolm Kelly on injured reserve. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL_Named Charles Coplin executive vice president of content. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Signed C Brandon Pirri to a three-year contract. DETROIT RED WINGS_Announced the retirement of D Chris Chelios and named his as an adviser to hockey operations. NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Signed D Aaron Johnson to a one-year contract. NEW YORK ISLANDERS_Agreed to terms with C Doug Weight on a one-year contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES_Named Dan Brooks assistant coach and Evan Levy strength and conditioning coach for Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Named Steve Griggs chief operating officer. ECHL READING ROYALS_Signed F Andrew Sarauer. SOCCER Major League Soccer KANSAS CITY WIZARDS_Signed G Jon Kempin. PHILADELPHIA UNION_Signed D-MF Sheanon Williams. COLLEGE ARKANSAS STATE_Named Richard Williams menâ€™s assistant basketball coach. BRIDGEPORT_Named Leah Dunagan associate athletic trainer. FORDHAM_Named Jack Eisenmann womenâ€™s assistant basketball coach. KING, TENN._Named Jackie Stiles womenâ€™s assistant wrestling coach. LE MOYNE_Named Karyn Rafalke womenâ€™s tennis coach. MINNESOTA_Suspended S Kyle Theret and OL Dom Alford for one game for a violation of team rules. NOTRE DAME_Announced sophomore WR Shaquelle Evans has left the football team and will transfer to another school. TENNESSEE_Announced freshman WR Justin Hunter has been cleared by the NCAA to play. WALDORF_Named Denny Gilbertson softball coach.
which added length and new greens, but kept much of the natural landscape. â€œTheir commitment to the two renovations that Tom did and their support of doing additional things that would improve Quail Hollow as a championship venue is what we looked for,â€? said Steranka, who first discussed bringing the tournament here two years ago. There could be several changes, however, by the time the first ball is struck in August 2017. Harris hinted the PGA Tour event could end once the sponsorship deal with Wells Fargo & Co. expires after the 2014 tournament. â€œIâ€™m saying I have a contract that runs through 2014,â€? Harris said. â€œI havenâ€™t been contacted by anyone that suggested anything different than that.â€? Harris added there certainly wonâ€™t be a PGA Tour event in 2016-17 as B Original the course transitions from playing Get ad in overseeded rye for a May event to Bermuda grass for the heat of the midsummer.
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Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney.
Swinney ready to prove skeptics wrong
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Dabo Swinney has heard too often how the Clemson offense this season can’t possibly be as good without tailback C.J. Spiller and several other standouts. Now, Swinney is ready to see his new guys prove everybody wrong. “College football, to me, that’s what’s awesome about it. Every four years, somebody’s leaving,” Swinney said Tuesday. “You got to take what you’ve got and play with them. All I can tell you is, I like our players.” The Tigers get to show off several new potential playmakers when they open the season against North Texas at Death Valley on Saturday. Few are expecting the production that made Spiller one of Clemson’s alltime greats. Spiller accounted for 21 touchdowns — he was the only Division I player to score in every game last year — and 2,680 yards on the way to Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. “C.J. is going to be in the Ring of Honor” at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium, left tackle Chris Hairston said. “A guy like that leaves your team, it’s an event, something that you worry about and lose a little sleep over.” Clemson’s attack in 2009 also featured wide received Jacoby Ford and tight end Michael Palmer. Ford was considered the fasted player in college football — he had a 4.28-second 40-yard dash at last February’s NFL combine — and backed that up with a team high 55 catches last fall.
Alabama’s Ingram to miss opener
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram will miss No. 1 Alabama’s season opener against San Jose State after injuring his left knee during practice. He was hurt Monday and coach Nick Saban said in a statement the star tailback had an arthroscopic procedure Tuesday. The coach says Ingram should make a full recovery in a “relatively short time.” “Mark will definitely be out for this week’s game against San Jose State and we will manage this on a week to week basis beyond this week,” Saban said. San Jose State went 2-10 last season, but the Crimson Tide face a much stiffer test in the second week of the season. No. 19 Penn State visits Tuscaloosa on Sept. 11. Alabama does have a talented backup in sophomore Trent Richardson, who ran for 751 yards and scored eight touchdowns last season, including 109 yards and a 49-yard touchdown against Texas in the BCS game. Ingram became Alabama’s first Heisman winner as a sophomore after rushing for a school-record 1,658 yards and catching 32 passes. He’s the first running back since Pittsburgh’s Tony Dorsett in 1976 to win both a Heisman and a national title in the same season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jelena Jankovic needed a comeback to hold off an 18-year-old and Svetlana Kuznetsova had to go three sets to edge out an opponent nearing 40. Both did their job to avoid upsets Tuesday in the sweltering first round of the U.S. Open. The fourth-seeded Jankovic, a finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2008, overcame a late break in the third set to defeat Simona Halep of Romania 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Earlier, 11th-seeded Kuznetsova defeated 39-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm of Japan 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Krumm, who turns 40 on Sept. 28, was trying to become the third-oldest woman to win a U.S. Open match since the Open era began in 1968. Jankovic and Kuznetsova both overcame their opponents and hot, humid, blustery weather, with temperatures reaching into the 90s. Tournament officials put their extreme weather policy in place for women’s singles, meaning players can ask for a 10-minute break after they split sets. “The conditions were tough,” Jankovic said. “But I didn’t want to think about that. I just wanted to focus as much as I could on the match and play each point one point at a time.” Halep was serving for the match ahead 5-4 in the third set but Jankovic broke her en route to the final three games. Ranked fifth in the world coming into the U.S. Open, Jankovic could overtake Serena Williams at No. 1 by winning it all this year. She’ll need to clean things up, after making 48 unforced errors in a match that went 2 hours, 20 minutes. Next up for Jankovic is a secondround match against Mirjana Lucic, who defeated Alicia Molik 7-6 (5), 6-1. Lucic was an up-and-coming star in the ’90s, winning her first
Jelena Jankovic returns the ball to Simona Halep during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday.
tournament as a pro at age 15. Family issues and money problems forced her out of the game and she is now on the comeback, playing at her first U.S. Open since 2003. “My dream never died and never went away,” she said. “I was just waiting for an opportunity.” Other winners Tuesday included ninth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 18 Aravane Rezai and No. 15 Yanina Wickmayer, a semifinalist at last year’s U.S. Open. On the men’s side, No. 23 Feliciano Lopez advanced, while 16th-seeded Marcos Baghdatis fell 6-3, 2-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 to Arnaud Clement of France. Slated to play later Tuesday were Maria Sharapova and both top seeds — Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki, who will headline the evening action at
Arthur Ashe Stadium. Both will have to come up with something very special to top the shot Roger Federer hit during his 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Brian Dabul on Monday night. Running backward to chase down a lob and running out of room behind the baseline, Federer hit a clean winner through his legs. It was the shot of the day — maybe of the tournament — and it nearly duplicated a shot he hit last year in a semifinal win against Novak Djokovic. “This one was incredible again,” Federer said. “I turned around and couldn’t believe the shot landed in the corner.” Federer is seeking his seventh straight trip to the final and sixth title at the U.S. Open, while Nadal needs a victory at Flushing Meadows to complete the career Grand Slam.
Manny joins White Sox, not in Tuesday’s lineup CLEVELAND (AP) — Manny Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for his first game with the Chicago White Sox. A little late but with all his hair, Ramirez finally joined his new team Tuesday. The White Sox were playing at Cleveland a few hours later. The White Sox claimed the 12-time All-Star slugger on waivers this week to help their AL playoff push. He arrived at Progressive Field at 3:15 p.m.,
entering from the Indians players’ parking lot, where he used to park during his eight seasons with the Indians. His dreadlocked hair was at its usual length, but could soon be shorter. The White Sox have an appearance policy, and they expect Ramirez to conform to it and get his dreadlocks trimmed. A barber was set up in a room adjacent to Cleveland’s clubhouse.
Pick 6: Forecasting the BCS winners By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer
The season starts Thursday, so what better time to jump ahead five months and predict what teams will play in the Bowl Championship Series and who wins it all. Remember, it’s no fun to pick the obvious: Rose Bowl: TCU (at-large) vs. Oregon (Pac10 champion). The Pac-10 might be the toughest conference in the country to forecast. The Ducks won’t miss quarterback Jeremiah Masoli all that much and they make it two straight Rose Bowl appearances. The Horned Frogs become the first team from a nonautomatic qualifying conference to play in the Rose Bowl. Fiesta Bowl.: Oklahoma (Big 12 champion) vs. Connecticut (Big East). The
Sooners bounce back from a messy 8-5 season to reclaim the Big 12 and earn a chance to snap their BCS losing streak at three games. The second-toughest conference to predict is the Big East. The experienced and well-coached Huskies earn their first BCS bid. Orange Bowl: Miami (ACC champion) vs. Nebraska (at-large). The rebirth of Miami and Nebraska as elite programs leads to an Orange Bowl matchup that has decided national championships in the past. Soon we might see the Hurricanes and Cornhuskers playing each other for national titles again. Sugar Bowl: Alabama (at-large) vs. Ohio State (at-large). The preseason favorites to reach the BCS title game will both be relegated to second-best in their conferences. The Buckeyes get yet another
postseason opportunity to show they can keep pace with the SEC. BCS championship: Florida (SEC champion) vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten champion). The Gators have more than enough talent to make another run at the national championship. The only thing they lack is experience. And even if they lose to Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Oct. 2, they will get another shot at the Tide in Atlanta for the SEC title in December. The Badgers clear the only major hurdles on a manageable schedule by beating Ohio State at home and Iowa on the road in consecutive October weekends and play for their first national title. BCS champion: Make it five straight for the SEC and three championships in five seasons for Urban Meyer and the Gators.
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Nation Today Texas man slits throat in court after sentencing
DALLAS (AP) â€” A suburban Dallas man used a thin blade from a safety razor to slit his throat in an apparent suicide attempt Tuesday in the courtroom where a judge had just sentenced him to 40 years in prison. Marcial Anguiano, 47, of Duncanville, who was talking as he was carried out, was hospitalized in stable condition. The blade cut into muscle but did not strike an artery. Anguiano took the stand Tuesday and said he hoped to be sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to aggravated assault for cutting his niece with a butcher knife. But the judge, influenced by the defendantâ€™s five previous prison stints, instead sentenced him to 40 years. â€œHe looked up at me kind of quizzically and said, â€™40 years?â€?â€™ Mitchell told The Associated Press â€œAnd I said, â€™Yes, 40 years.â€?â€™ Anguiano immediately pulled out the razor blade and â€œput it to his throat hard, and blood started gushing out,â€? Mitchell said.
Zoo will be inspected after rattlesnake escape
ATLANTA (AP) â€” Georgia wildlife officials will inspect an Atlanta zoo after a venomous rattlesnake was able to escape and slither around a city neighborhood.
Zoo staff noticed the female tiger rattlesnake was missing during a routine check late Friday. The snake was found dead Monday after a nearby property owner killed it. Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Lauren Curry said Tuesday that an inspection team will be sent to Zoo Atlanta to investigate. Zoo officials have said a staff member did not properly secure a cage door.
Panel recommends 3 for further investigation WASHINGTON (AP) â€” House investigators have recommended that three lawmakers be further investigated to determine whether political contributions were improperly linked to votes on the huge financial overhaul bill. The independent House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the member-run House ethics committee pursue potential rules violations by Republicans John Campbell of California and Tom Price of Georgia and Democrat Joseph Crowley of New York. The ethics office recommended no further investigation of five other lawmakers in the same probe: Democratic Reps. Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota and Mel Watt of North Carolina, and Republicans Jeb Hensarling of Texas, Chris Lee of New York, and Frank Lucas of Oklahoma.
President Barack Obama greets members of the military at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Tuesday. In a speech at the fort and on national television Tuesday night, President Obama ceremonially ended U.S. combat operations in Iraq.
Obama: Declares end to U.S. fighting in Iraq WASHINGTON (AP) â€” President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared an end to the U.S. combat role in Iraq after more than seven years of war, saying the countryâ€™s future now is up to its own people. â€œIt is time to turn the page,â€? said the president, who opposed the war from the start. Obama is keeping up to 50,000 troops in Iraq for support and counterterrorism training, and the final forces arenâ€™t to be out until late next year. But he sought to mark Aug. 31, 2010, as a milestone in one of the defining chapters in recent American history. â€œEnding this war is not only in Iraqâ€™s interest â€” it is in our own,â€? Obama said in advance excerpts of a prime-time address he was to deliver from the Oval Office. â€œThe United States has paid a huge price to put the future of Iraq in the hands of its people.â€? In a telling sign of the domestic troubles weighing on his own nation, Obama reserved part of a war address to campaign for his efforts to revitalize the U.S. economy. On a night focused on his role as commander in chief, he said his â€œcentral responsibility as presidentâ€? was to get people back to work. â€œOur most urgent task is to restore our economy,â€? Obama said. The ending of the combat mission on this date had been known for 18 months. Yet given the stakes, the toll in American lives and dollars and the long consuming debate, Obama sought to explain it to the country. â€œOperation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country,â€? Obama said. He made sure to remind the nation that he
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The FBI probe of two men arrested in Amsterdam after suspicious items turned up in one of the menâ€™s luggage is finding they were probably not on a test run for a future terror attack, a U.S. official said Tuesday, casting doubt on earlier suggestions even as Dutch authorities held the pair on suspicion of conspiring to commit a terrorist act. The U.S. does not expect to charge the men, a law enforcement official said. The two men arrested in Amsterdam â€” both traveling to Yemen â€” did not know each other and were not traveling together, a U.S. government official said. The Amsterdam arrests came at a time of heightened alert less than two weeks before the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Before officials began cast-
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ing doubt on the test run theory, FBI agents were chasing down leads in Detroit, Birmingham, Ala.; and Memphis, Tenn., a law enforcement official said. Earlier, U.S. officials said they were investigating whether the two men had been conducting a dry run for a potential terrorist attack. But as the probe evolved, officials said that appeared unlikely. Both of the detained men missed flights to Dulles International Airport from Chicago, and United Airlines then booked them on the same flight to Amsterdam, the U.S. government official said. The men were sitting near each other on the flight, but not together. The men were not on any U.S. terror watch lists, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told CNN Tuesday.
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Though the U.S. commitment in Iraq is winding down, Obama is sending more troops to Afghanistan, the home base of the Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorists, where Americans have been fighting for nearly nine years. â€œIt is going to be a tough slog,â€? Obama said of Afghanistan in remarks earlier Tuesday to soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said success in Afghanistan was possible but â€œis not inevitable.â€?
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THE MARKET IN REVIEW
STOCK EXCHANGE HIGHLIGHTS
GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)
Name Last Chg SkilldHcre 3.36 +.89 Saks 7.90 +1.30 CPI 21.81 +3.08 LionsGt g 7.14 +.65 SpectrmB n25.51 +2.30 FtBcp pfD 5.45 +.45 Goldcp wt 6.03 +.45 FtBcp pfA 5.50 +.40 Ferro 10.70 +.69 Ameresco n12.18 +.74
%Chg +36.0 +19.7 +16.4 +10.0 +9.9 +9.0 +8.1 +7.8 +6.9 +6.5
LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)
Name Last Chg MLSel10 7-125.80 -.99 K-Sea 4.45 -.60 RBS pfI 14.00 -1.68 iShxUSInfo48.50 -5.00 MSSPMid105.32 -.55 RBS pfE 13.90 -1.27 RBS pfG 13.76 -1.21 CrwfdA 2.10 -.17 DuoyGWat 21.26 -1.50 Stepan pf 63.83 -4.46
%Chg -14.6 -11.9 -10.7 -9.3 -9.3 -8.4 -8.1 -7.5 -6.6 -6.5
MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg Citigrp 5864222 3.71 +.04 S&P500ETF2447319105.31 -.00 BkofAm 1687295 12.46 +.14 SPDR Fncl 1038306 13.56 +.12 iShEMkts 697039 40.06 +.24 FordM 629709 11.29 -.07 GenElec 570442 14.48 -.04 iShR2K 560021 60.18 -.12 DirFnBear 534800 16.73 -.32 PrUShS&P 444373 35.34 -.08 Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume
1,683 1,345 125 3,153 139 94 4,451,493,271
GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)
Name Last Chg %Chg Aerosonic 3.54 +.24 +7.3 CKX Lands12.25 +.81 +7.1 Wstmlnd pf 19.50 +1.16 +6.3 SbdCp 1610.00+92.00 +6.1 OrionEngy 2.44 +.13 +5.6 ContMatls 16.83 +.88 +5.5 AlmadnM g 2.22 +.11 +5.2 NovaGld g 7.43 +.36 +5.1 ConmedH 3.04 +.14 +4.8 US Gold 5.17 +.23 +4.7
LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)
Name Last Servotr 8.15 Engex 3.69 AmDGEn n 2.58 ChiMarFd 5.13 ChinaPhH n 2.62 Geokinetics 5.00 SwedLC22 7.67 MagHRes 3.86 VistaGold 2.11 RareEle g 4.35
Chg %Chg -1.18 -12.6 -.42 -10.1 -.23 -8.2 -.37 -6.7 -.17 -6.1 -.31 -5.8 -.41 -5.1 -.20 -4.9 -.10 -4.5 -.19 -4.2
MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg NovaGld g 50275 7.43 +.36 GoldStr g 38582 4.72 +.11 KodiakO g 37127 2.46 -.09 VantageDrl 35815 1.37 +.01 AlldNevG 23693 23.45 +.81 NwGold g 21830 6.40 +.11 GranTrra g 21474 6.30 +.02 GrtBasG g 18600 2.15 +.01 US Gold 17539 5.17 +.23 EndvrInt 17166 1.18 -.04 DIARY
Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume
267 210 30 507 21 11 83,288,846
NASDAQ 2,114.03 -5.94
GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)
Name Last NwLead rs 5.23 PFSweb 2.60 CTI Inds 5.70 EngyConv 4.51 Kingstone 2.74 Spreadtrm 11.46 CobraEl 2.17 Micrvisn 2.60 OakVlyBcp 5.47 RexEnergy 11.31
Chg +.99 +.32 +.69 +.53 +.32 +1.31 +.23 +.25 +.52 +1.05
%Chg +23.3 +14.0 +13.8 +13.3 +13.2 +12.9 +11.9 +10.6 +10.5 +10.2
LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)
Name Last IsleCapri 6.99 Winn-Dixie 6.56 HutchT 2.87 TechTeam 5.81 Mediacom 5.80 PostRock n 3.28 CT BkTr 4.74 FstFrnkln 6.71 OriginAg 7.14 SevernBc 3.60
Chg -1.88 -1.46 -.59 -1.17 -1.05 -.54 -.76 -1.06 -.93 -.41
%Chg -21.2 -18.2 -17.1 -16.8 -15.3 -14.1 -13.8 -13.6 -11.5 -10.2
MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE)
Name Vol (00) Intel 1055844 Cisco 918709 PwShs QQQ655581 Microsoft 621401 Oracle 401078 MicronT 349036 Dell Inc 328521 RschMotn 302207 ApldMatl 286414 NewsCpA 231605
Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume
Last Chg 17.67 -.29 19.99 -.34 43.46 -.15 23.47 -.18 21.85 -.18 6.46 -.08 11.77 -.25 42.84 -2.75 10.37 -.10 12.56 +.25
1,268 1,323 161 2,752 20 141 2,059,506,689
DAILY DOW JONES LOOKING FOR DIRECTION IN THIS 10,520 LET’S TALK. VOLATILE MARKET? Dow Jones industrials 10 DAYS Close: 10,014.72 Change: 4.99 (flat)
11,600 11,200 10,800
52-Week High Low
11,258.01 4,812.87 408.57 7,743.74 1,994.20 2,535.28 1,219.80 852.90 12,847.91 745.95
9,252.93 3,546.48 346.95 6,355.83 1,656.23 1,958.04 991.97 633.40 10,212.82 552.27
STOCK MARKET INDEXES Dow Industrials Dow Transportation Dow Utilities NYSE Composite Amex Market Value Nasdaq Composite S&P 500 S&P MidCap Wilshire 5000 Russell 2000
10,014.72 4,122.63 388.97 6,704.15 1,877.29 2,114.03 1,049.33 721.64 11,001.12 602.06
+4.99 +11.50 +1.76 +8.87 -2.84 -5.94 +.41 +.17 +4.57 +.34
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+.05 +.28 +.45 +.13 -.15 -.28 +.04 +.02 +.04 +.06
-3.96 +.56 -2.27 -6.69 +2.87 -6.84 -5.90 -.69 -4.74 -3.73
+7.56 +13.93 +4.92 +3.33 +12.89 +7.37 +5.14 +12.74 +7.06 +7.88
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Mutual Fund Footnotes: b = Fee covering market costs is paid from fund assets. d = Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. f = front load (sales charges). m = Multiple fees are charged. NA = not available. p = previous day’s net asset value. s = fund split shares during the week. x = fund paid a distribution during the week.Gainers and Losers must be worth at least $2 to be listed in tables at left. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial.
Total Assets Obj ($Mlns) NAV
Total Return/Rank Pct Min Init 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt
CI 137,039 LB 63,566 LG 61,323 IH 55,373 LG 53,952 WS 51,442 MA 48,436 LB 46,968 LB 46,671 LB 45,460 LV 39,482 FB 36,776 FV 36,687 LV 36,140 CI 33,800 CA 31,232 WS 30,154 LB 29,724 LB 29,636 MA 29,359 MA 28,516 LB 28,336 CI 28,027 CI 27,718 FB 26,227 FB 26,161 LG 25,891 LB 25,529 LV 15,923 LB 8,668 LB 4,057 GS 1,455 LV 1,126 SR 486 LG 174
+1.5 +12.1/B -4.7 +5.7/B -4.4 +3.2/C -0.8 +6.3/C -2.8 +10.0/A -3.0 +2.5/D -1.0 +10.4/A -4.5 +4.8/B -4.5 +4.9/B -4.7 +2.6/D -6.0 +1.9/D -3.0 +2.5/B -3.8 +2.7/A -3.2 +7.1/A +1.5 +11.8/B -1.4 +13.6/A -3.2 +4.7/C -4.1 +5.7/B -4.7 +5.8/B -1.9 +7.6/B -2.2 +6.7/C -4.5 +4.9/B +1.4 +11.6/C +1.4 +11.4/C -3.7 -1.0/C -3.2 +1.9/B -3.3 +10.3/A -4.5 +4.9/B -4.9 +4.1/B -4.5 +3.3/C -5.0 +3.8/C +0.1 +2.6/D -3.8 +2.7/C -1.2 +33.6/B -6.2 +1.6/D
11.54 26.08 25.53 46.62 56.46 31.34 15.32 96.95 96.34 23.99 88.60 35.99 30.25 23.60 11.54 2.04 24.17 30.91 26.09 16.09 28.34 96.97 11.54 12.44 25.61 13.54 66.74 96.34 20.06 28.53 33.35 10.45 2.79 15.80 13.80
+8.0/A -0.5/B 0.0/B +3.0/C +2.4/A +3.4/A +2.6/A -1.0/C -0.9/C -0.4/B -3.1/D +4.6/A +2.9/A -0.8/B +7.7/A +3.5/B +3.6/A +1.5/A -0.4/B +1.7/B +3.8/A -0.9/C +7.5/A +3.5/E +0.4/C +2.8/B +3.0/A -0.9/C -0.5/B +1.0/A -0.6/B +4.9/B -3.0/D +1.3/B -1.7/D
NL 1,000,000 NL 3,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 3,000 NL 5,000,000 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 NL 1,000,000 4.25 1,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 100,000 5.75 250 NL 10,000 NL 100,000 3.75 1,000 3.75 250 NL 2,500 NL 3,000 NL 2,500 NL200,000,000 NL 2,500 5.50 2,000 5.75 1,000 1.50 1,000 4.25 2,500 5.75 1,000 4.75 0
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Stocks end difficult month with uptick
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended its worst August since 2001 with meager gains Tuesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed officials’ increasing concern about the economy. Stock indexes gave up most of their gains in midafternoon after the release of minutes from the Fed’s Aug. 10 meeting. Fed officials said during their discussions that they recognized that the economy might need further stimulus beyond the purchases of government debt the central bank announced that day. Some of the officials acknowledged that economy had softened more than they had anticipated. The Dow Jones industrial average ended with a gain of 5 points, having been up 64 following a reading on consumer confidence in August that came in stronger than expected. Stocks fell sharply for much of August after a series of reports suggested that the recovery has weakened. The S&P 500, the measure used most by stock market professionals, finished August with a loss of 4.7 percent. It was the S&P 500’s worst showing for the month since August 2001, when it lost 6.4 percent as the dot-com bubble collapsed. Year-to-date, the S&P 500 is down 5.9 percent. Some traders said there was disappointment that the Fed wasn’t pessimistic enough to consider quicker steps to stimulate that economy. Dan Cook at IG Markets, said the minutes gave a pic-
ture of a cautious and conservative Fed. While officials acknowledged the economy’s problems, they chose to take only small, initial steps. Traders who have hoped the Fed would be more aggressive to stimulate the economy soon aren’t so sure now that the central bank will act. “People are thinking maybe we need more of a downturn before the Fed will jump in,” Cook said. Unlike traders, he said, “the Fed moves like a glacier.” The Dow rose 4.99, or 0.05 percent, to close at 10,014.72. Broader indexes were mixed. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 0.41, or 0.04 percent, to 1,049.33. The Nasdaq composite index fell 5.94, or 0.3 percent, to 2,114.03. Other market indicators also had dismal performances in August, having surged ahead in July on a series of strong earnings reports. The Dow lost 4.3 percent in August, while the Nasdaq lost 6.2 percent. Rising stocks outpaced falling ones by about 4 to 3 on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.4 billion shares. Volume has been very light in recent days, which can exaggerate movements. Treasury prices rose, sending their yields lower, as cautious investors put money back into bonds. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which helps set interest rates on mortgages and other kinds of loans, fell to 2.47 percent from 2.53 percent late Monday.
A concierge and a valet assist a shopper in loading purchases into her car at The Americana at Brand Mall Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, in Glendale, Calif. A private research group’s survey of Americans shows that consumer confidence improved slightly in August, but the mood is still gloomy amid job worries.
Consumer confidence is up NEW YORK (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy improved slightly in August, but the mood is still gloomy amid job worries, according to a monthly survey. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 53.5, up from a revised 51.0 in July. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected 50.5. The increase comes after two straight months of declines. It takes a reading of 90 or more to indicate a healthy economy — a level not reached since the recession began in December 2007. The index — which measures how Americans feel about business conditions, the job market and the next six months — had been recovering fitfully since hitting an all-time low of 25.3 in February 2009. But August’s reading suggests that American confidence hasn’t improved from a year ago, a bad sign for the economy and for retailers, which have been grappling with a weak start to the
back-to-school season. Economists watch confidence closely because consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity and is critical to a strong rebound. But worries are rising the economy is growing too slowly to support sustained job growth, and some are concerned it could fall back into a recession. Meanwhile, a widely watched home price index reported that home prices rose in June for a third straight month as nowexpired tax credits inspired a burst of home buying. But prices are expected to fall through the rest of the year now that demand has faded. The slight improvement in August’s Consumer Confidence Index was boosted by shoppers’ improved outlook over the next six months. That gauge rose to 72.5 from 67.5. The other, which measures how consumers feel now about the economy, decreased to 24.9 from 26.4.
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Drug lord captured
Federal police stand guard by Texas-born kingpin Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias “the Barbie,” center, during his presentation to the press in Mexico City Tuesday. Valdez, who was captured on Monday by federal police, faces drug trafficking charges in the U.S. and has been blamed for a vicious turf war.
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Texasborn fugitive known as “the Barbie” grinned Tuesday as police paraded him in handcuffs and described his alleged life of luxury and savagery — cut short when he became the third suspected drug lord to fall in Mexico in the past 10 months in a coup for President Felipe Calderon’s war on cartels. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, is a former Texas high school football player who allegedly jumped into the world of Mexican drug cartels and gradually rose through the ranks. He who got his improbable nickname for his green eyes and fair complexion, is wanted in the U.S. for allegedly smuggling tons of cocaine. In Mexico, he is blamed for a brutal turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges, decapitations and shootouts as he and a rival fought for control of the divided
Five more U.S. troops are killed KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five more American troops were killed in action in Afghanistan on Tuesday, ending the month with a spike in bloodshed that has claimed the lives of 19 U.S. service members in only four days. The U.S. death toll for August stood at 55 — three-quarters of them in the second half of the month as the Taliban fight back against U.S. pressure in southern and eastern strongholds. American losses accounted for more than 70 percent of the 76 fatalities suffered by the entire NATO-led force. NATO said four of the Americans were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, while a fifth died in a gunfight with insurgents in the country’s south. No other details were released. Until the late month spike, it appeared that the death toll for August would be well below the back-to-back monthly records of 66 in July and 60 in June. By the middle of August only 13 Americans had been killed — in part because of greater use of heavily armored vehicles and other defenses against roadside bombs, the Taliban weapon of choice. The reason behind the sudden spike in deaths was unclear because few details about the casualties are released for security reasons. Most of the U.S. deaths occurred in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar, longtime Taliban strongholds that are the focus of the American-led operation against the insurgents. As the U.S. formally ends its combat role in the Iraq war, NATO and Afghan forces are ramping up operations in Afghanistan.
Beltran Leyva cartel. As he was displayed to reporters on Tuesday, he still wore the green polo shirt in which he was captured the day before. He shifted his weight and smiled often as police described a high-flying and violent life. Security forces had been closing in on Valdez for over a year. Their biggest breakthrough was the death of his boss, Arturo Beltran Leyva, in a December shootout with marines, Federal Police Commissioner Facundo Rosas said at the news conference. The arrest of several of Valdez’ allies, U.S. intelligence tips and other sources provided evidence that Valdez had left his home of 10 years in the resort of Acapulco — where he owned at least one posh bar that was raided in 2009 — to lead a lowerprofile life in wealthy neighborhoods of Mexico City, Rosas said.
People sitting at a park in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said the end of American combat operations Tuesday leaves his country independent and an equal to the United States and he assured his people their own security forces will protect them.
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Mine rescue poses unprecedented challenge SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — The effort to save 33 Chilean men trapped deep in a mine is an unprecedented challenge, mining safety experts said Tuesday. It means months of drilling, then a harrowing threehour trip in a cage up a narrow hole carved through solid rock. If all of that is successful, the freed men will emerge from the earth and “feel born again,” said an American miner who was
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about 26 inches wide — a task that means guiding the drill through solid rock while keeping the drill rod from snapping or getting bogged down as it nears its target. Finally, the men must be brought up one at a time inside a specially built cage — a trip that will take three hours each. Just hauling the men up will itself take more than four days — if there are no problems.
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Distance doesn’t matter in friendship
Have you ever had a friend that no matter how long its been since you’ve seen them, it’s like you never missed a beat? Stephen and I had the opportunity this past weekend to hang out with our friend Kevin, a Rutherford Countian who entered the Navy just a few weeks after our high school graduation in 1995 and hasn’t lived here since. Stephen and Kevin have been best friends since fifth grade – Kevin jokes he’s the reason Stephen didn’t get beaten up more in elementary school. Seeing the strapping man Kevin’s grown into – I feel extremely short next to his towering six foot self – I can believe it. I entered the friendship picture when I met them both my freshman year of high school. I think Kevin and I at first became close because I had a mad crush on his best friend, but as time went on, he became a best friend for so much more than that. When I’d had a bad day, I could always call Kevin. Not that I couldn’t call Stephen – he just didn’t really (and still doesn’t) like to talk on the phone. Kevin, on the other hand, would listen to me whine and complain and talk about whatever came to mind ..... often until 3 in the morning. And I’d reciprocate for him.
In June 1995 when he left home, I was crushed. I think I knew even then that he’d never come back to Rutherford County. The phone calls were less frequent since he was in Chicago for boot camp, but letters became more frequent. And it never failed that if I woke up with Kevin on my mind, I’d have a letter in the mailbox from him that day. As years passed, I went off to college and got married. Kevin met a girl on the West Coast and married too. But we all still kept in touch as often as possible. I used to fuss he didn’t call me enough, to which he’d reply “The phone works both ways.” Last Thursday when he got into town, I was a little nervous. Not seeing a friend in a while can be scary – we live in completely different worlds, and what if we had nothing to talk about? I should’ve known better. The three of us spent Friday night hanging out not unlike we did in high school. And we talked about everything from our marriages and our children, to people we went to high school with, religion, politics and more.
I was happy to see that differences in geography haven’t changed any of us. And while the miles separate us, the distance is bridged by a friendship that will last a lifetime. Flynn is The Daily Courier’s lifestyles editor. Contact her via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from the Mecklenburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution were in attendance for the charter ceremony for the Capt. George Dickey chapter of the SAR in Rutherford County. Below, Tim Berly, president of the Mecklenburg Chapter of the NCSSAR, showcases his historically accurate reproduction of a Revolutionary War era rifle complete with bayonette.
Revolutionary group Sons of the American Revolution begins . a chapter in Rutherford County
Text and photos by Scott Baughman With one eye on heritage and the other focused on the future, the 14 founding members of the Capt. George Dickey chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution stepped into history themselves on Aug. 10 with the chartering of Rutherford County’s first SAR group. Rutherford County’s links to the American Revolution are strong in a historical sense, and the area has had a Daughters of the American Revolution chapter for many years. But the Capt. George Dickey chapter drew the attention of national representatives from the SAR as one of a very few new chapters formed. When the group held its charter ceremony at Hickory Log restaurant earlier this month, dignitaries from across the region arrived. SAR officials in attendance included Tim Berly, president of the Mecklenburg chapter; Dr. Sam Powell of the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NCSSAR); Paul Callahan, Foothills District vice president NCSSAR and the Rev. A. Clark Wiser, chaplain general of the National SAR, among others. For co-founders Jim Brewer and Robin Lattimore, the desire to start a chapter had been brewing for some time. “Long before I retired I had wondered why there was no SAR Chapter in a county so rich in Revolutionary History,” Brewer said. “I had sent e-mails to a couple SAR Chapters but received no reply. Having no SAR chapter to vent my desire in I started researching for DAR members. After I had processed five DAR applications I was in a conversation with Alice Bradley of the Old Tryon Genealogy Society when the subject of forming a chapter of the SAR was discussed, no more was said about it for some time. One day Alice called me and wanted me to meet with Robin Lattimore. I met with him and later discussed the proposal with Alice. At that point I was convinced to take on the huge task of forming a chapter. Not a decision to be made lightly.” Lattimore also had some previous experience with the SAR, just not with a county chapter. “For a number of years I had visited with the Blue Ridge Chapter in Hendersonville but had not completed my application for membership simply because I wanted my membership to be representative of Rutherford County’s role in the Revolutionary War,” County Historian Lattimore said. “The guys in Hendersonville were great, but I wanted my membership in the SAR to be a little closer to home.” Once the two men started working together, they began putting together a list of charter members. The first 14 were: James E. Brewer, Lonnie C. Ray Rickey M. Jay, Larry Van Lattimore, Robin S. Lattimore, Rodney S. Lattimore, John B. Taylor Jr., William S. Wilkins, Chivous O. Bradley, Daniel Lee Wilkins, Phillip Ray, Reginald S. Horrell, the Rev. Robert Lair and Charles Eric Foster. “I recruited two men from my previous DAR searches and the brother of one of these men to be charter members,” Brewer said. “That gave us nine applicants, counting me that was 10, which is the exact number needed to make application for chapter charter. Then we picked up one other existing SAR member to transfer in. That put us over the top plus one. As the time for our Charter Signing approached, I recruited three other existing members as charter members.” But before membership is approved, applicants must be able to prove their lineage with a direct bloodline to a man who fought Please see SAR, Page 8B
2B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Wednesday, September 1, 2010
local Land Transactions
The following land transactions were recently recorded at the Rutherford County Register of Deeds Office. The dollar amount is the deed stamps recorded, with $2 representing each $1,000 of property value. Jeffrey Scott Ford exer, Augustus Eugene Ford estate by exer to John Campbell Meador, Lisa Jane Meador; Rutherfordton Township; lot 6, Ruth Levi property; $53. Reynaldo Sanchez Gloria Sanchez to Madel Refugio E. Valazquez; Cool Springs Township; lot 41, Erlanger Mills; $3. Jerry Lee Thomas by aif, Chad Newbold aif, Beverly A. Thomas by aif to Mac and Marcus Partners LLC; Chimney Rock Township; building 5, unit 16, phase V, Fairways of the Mountains; $1. Fall Creek Land Company Inc. to Jessica M Embleton; Golden Valley Township; lot 4, South Mountain Peaks Phase 6; $57. Firefly Cove Development LLC to Michael Quest, Sharlin Quest; Chimney Rock Township; unit 101 Firefly Lodge; $608. John D. Styles, Mary S. Styles to Michael Robert Ruff; Green Hill Township; 2.25 acres; $184. Estates at Greenhill LLC to Mario L. Molina Pino, Olga Lidia Ramirez; lot 43, Estates at Greenhill; $50. Estates at Greenhill LLC to Mario L. Molina Pino, Olga Lidia Ramirez; lot 44, Estates at Greenhill;
$50. Estates at Greenhill LLC to Mario Del Pilar Lopez; lot 29, Estates at Greenhill; $54. James Albert Beheler, Carol Beheler, James Jered Beheler, Julia Diane Price Dobbins by heirs to James Jered Beheler; Union Township; lot 10, Lawson Allen; $120. Fairfield Mountains Property Owners Association Inc to Kevin Scott Johnson, Melissa Ann Johnson; Chimney Rock Township; lot 94 and 95 Quail Ridge; $60. David H. Roach, Janet S. Roach to James R. Morgan, Sandra W. Morgan; Sulphur Springs; 14,365 acres; $240. Neils W. Lausten, Solveig Lausten to Donald Crissey, Mary Crissey; Chimnney Rock Township; 1.00 acre; $780. John Witcher Walker, Virginia G. Walker to Lynda W. Widener, Harold D. Widener; Rutherfordton Township; 7.24 acres; $86. Ronald E. Jenkins, to Robert S. Smith, Chery L. Smith; Colfax Township; lot 1-8 PB 29/190’ $106. Black Rock Land Company LLC to Mark Taylor, Laura Taylor; Green Hill Township; lot 39, phase 11, Black Rock Falls; $60. Black Rock Land Company LLC to Mark Taylor, Laura Taylor; Green Hill Township; lot 40, phase 11, Black Rock Falls; $40. Cliffside DG LLC to Jolu Inc.; High Shoals Township; 1.310 acres; $1,780. Brian S. White, Linda B. White to Marcel
Akuneme, Dawne Akuneme; Cool Springs Township; 0.91 acre; $636. JSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to CFA M INc; Rutherfordton Township; 4.4 acres; $348. Spencer Carpenter, Karen Carpenter to Brian Krietmeyer; Logan Store Township; 1.21 acres; $10. Ronald W. Walkup, Cynthia M. Walkup to Shanda A. Martens; Rutherfordton Township; $455. Fall Creek Land Company Inc. to Jess V. Rivera, Rosemary Valentin; Golden Valley Township; lot 171, phase 7, South Mountain Peaks; $140. Jerry Steve Hall, Lori H. Hall to Marvin Kent Hall; Camp Creek Township; property on w/s New Hwy. 221 and e/s Old Hwy. 221; $158. Faye C. Johnson Hassell, Thomas S. Hassell to John D. Styles, Mary S.Styles; Green Hill Township; 1.79 acres; $4. Faye C. Johnson Hassell, Thomas S. Hassell, Carrol Mathiew Calhoun, Moletia Calhoun to John D. Styles, Mary S. Styles; Green Hill Township; 39-4/10 acres; $156. Bruce H. Avey, Debbie H. Avey to Brian Lee Bradley; Rutherfordton Township; lot 6-8 PB 2/66 s/s Green Street; $8. Dan Lloyd to Christina C. Bogan, Shane L. Bogan; Rutherfordton Township; property on w/s Poors Ford Road; $282. H&R Real Estate Investments LLC to Thomas P. Moore; High Shoals Township;
6.29 acres; $113. Black Rock Land Co., LLC to Gregory D. Duckworth, Christine M. Duckworth; Green Hill Township; lot 4, phase 1, Black Rock Falls; $29. Phillip G. Smith, Kay N. Smith to Glenreid Farm II LLC; Sulphur Springs Township; 64.37 acres and 2.90 acres; $1,077.
Richard J. Zaintz, Alison G. Zaintz to Manuel F. Britt, Rosemarie Britt; Chimney Rock Township; lot 10, Piney Ridge Acres; $426. Mary Humphries Williams by AIF, Nancy Williams Lail AIF to C. Carlisle, Kathleen S. Whitlock; Green Hill Township; 23.05 acres; $300.
Alvin Ray Williams, Cathy S. Williams to D. Carlisle, Kathleen S. Whitlock; Green Hill township; 53.66 acres; $906. William P. Mohle, Judy C. Mohle to Willaim Sterling Jr., Loreen Whitton; Chimney Rock township; lot 343, Riverbend Highlands; $60.
The CEFS’ connection to Rutherford County Would like to share with you the work on-going at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and its connection to Rutherford County. The Center was developed in 1994 by North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services near Goldsboro, North Carolina. Located as part of the CEFS is an Organic Research Unit occupying 100+ acres. The Organic Research Unit works to facilitate opportunities for North Carolina agribusinesses to take advantage of expanding organic markets. Currently, Dr. Chris RebergHorton, Extension Crop Science Specialist, is working on weed management in organic soybeans, introducing legume cover crops into corn- soybean-wheat rotations, reducing tillage in organic systems, and allelopathic cover crop systems at the Organic Unit. Dr. Reberg-Horton works with organic field crops, particularly corn, soybeans and wheat. Organic wholesale buyers in this state are purchasing an estimated 1 million bushels of these crops, primarily from other states. North Carolina was the leading producer
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of organic eggs in 2005 and the industry continues to grow. An increasing number of farmers are trying to enter this new market and are working with N.C. State researchers and county agents to identify the production challenges across the state. The Rutherford Extension Center will be hosting an Organic Grain Interest Meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 from 5-7 pm at the Rutherford County Annex. The program will focus on Small-Scale Organic Grain Production, Marketing Opportunities and steps towards Organic Certification and will be highlighting the North Carolina Organic Bread Flour Project. Guest speakers will be Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton, Molly Hamilton and Jennifer Lapidus from the NC Organic Bread Flour Project. For further information and registration contact the Rutherford County Extension Center at (828) 287-6011.
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Original Navajo Code Talker still tells his story
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Tourists hurry inside a shop here to buy books about the famed Navajo Code Talkers, warriors who used their native language as their primary weapon. Outside, on a walk sheltered from the sun, nine of the Code Talkers sit at a table autographing the books. Each is an old man now. They wear similar caps and shirts, the scarlet and gold of the Marine Corps, and turquoise jewelry. One of these men, who signs his name as Cpl. Chester Nez, is distinguished from the others. Below his signature, he jots down why: 1st Original 29. Before hundreds of Code Talkers were recruited from the Navajo Nation to join the elite unit, 29 Navajos were recruited to develop the code — based on the thenunwritten Navajo language — that would confound Japanese military cryptologists and help win World War II. Of the Original 29, only three survive. Nez is one. The Code Talkers took part in every assault the Marines conducted in the Pacific, sending thousands of messages without error on Japanese troop movements, battlefield tactics and other communications critical to the war’s ultimate outcome. “It’s one of the greatest parts of history that we used our own native language during World War II,” Nez said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We’re very proud of it.” Nez tells the story succinctly. He is the last of the original group able to do so.
One can hardly speak or hear and the memory of the third is severely tested by Alzheimer’s disease. The 89-year-old Nez is limited, too. He is in a wheelchair after diabetes led to the amputation of both legs. These days, he’d rather “just sit around, take it easy,” he said. As a boy, Nez lived in a traditional Navajo home and helped his family tend to sheep in Two Wells on the eastern side of the vast 27,000 square-mile reservation. He played with matchbox toy cars, went barefoot, and spoke only his native language. That changed when he was sent to one of the boarding schools set up by the federal government to assimilate American Indian children into the broader culture. At boarding school, Nez said he had his mouth washed out with soap for speaking Navajo — ironic indeed, considering the vital role that the unique language — and Nez — would come to play. Nez was in 10th grade when a Marine recruiter came looking for young Navajos who were fluent in Navajo and English to serve in World War II. He jumped at the chance to defend his country, and to leave boarding school. He kept the decision to enlist a secret from his family and lied about his age, as did many others. “I told my roommate, ’Let’s try it out,’ and that’s what we did,” Nez said. “One reason we joined is the uniform — they were so pretty, dress uniforms.” About 250 Navajos showed up at Fort Defiance, Ariz., then
a U.S. Army base. But only 29 were selected to join the first allNative American unit of Marines. They were inducted in May 1942. After basic training, the 382nd Platoon was tasked with developing the code. There Nez met Allen Dale June and Lloyd Oliver, among the others. Using Navajo words for red soil, war chief, clan, braided hair, beads, ant and hummingbird, for example, they came up with a glossary of more than 200 terms, later expanded, and an alphabet. At first, Nez said, the concern was whether or not the code could work. Then it proved impenetrable. “The Japanese did everything in their power to break the code but they never did,” he said. Nez no longer remembers the code in its entirety, but easily switches from English to Navajo to repeat one instruction he delivered during fighting on Guadalcanal. “I always remember
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This Nov. 29, 2009 photo shows Chester Nez talking about his time as a Navajo Code Talker in World War II from his home in Albuquerque, N.M. Only three of the Original 29 Code Talkers survive, and Nez is one of them.
tect that,” said Patrick Weadon, curator of the National Cryptologic Museum. “And there’s no better example than the Navajo Code Talkers during World War II.” The Code Talkers were constantly on the move, often from foxhole to foxhole. Nez had a close call in Guam with a sniper’s bullet that whizzed past his head and
struck a palm tree. Once while running a message, Nez and his partner were mistaken for Japanese soldiers and were threatened at gunpoint until a Marine lieutenant cleared up the confusion, his son, Michael, said. “Of course Dad couldn’t tell them he was a Code Talker,” See Code, Page 5B
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Wife draws the line at lap dances Dear Abby: My husband and I generally agree on most major issues. We agree to disagree on the minor ones. But there is one issue I think is major and he thinks is minor — strip clubs. He sees nothing wrong with having women give him lap dances. He compares it to seeing a movie — it’s “entertainment.” Abby, I’m not a prude. I wouldn’t care if he went to a strip club for a bachelor party, and I don’t object about his extensive porn collection. But it makes me feel he isn’t getting what he needs from me when he goes to a strip club by himself. I expect my husband to understand and respect my feelings. Is that too much to ask, or am I being unreasonable? — That’s Entertainment? Dear “?”: You don’t mind your husband going to strip clubs as long as he’s with others, and you don’t mind him looking at his “extensive porn collection”? It seems as wives go, you’re extremely liberal. It’s not unreasonable to feel uncomfortable knowing one’s spouse is being touched by a scantily clad person of the opposite sex. Because you prefer he not be there alone and he refuses to quit, consider going with him. Dear Abby: I have a good friend who is extremely handsome and well-built. “Kal” is friendly, outgoing and lights up a room when he walks
Dear Abby Abigail van Buren
in. Everyone likes him — guys and gals. He makes friends easily and is quite engaging. Girls talk to him and flirt with him, but they don’t want to date him. Kal is 5-foot-7 and everyone says things like, “He’s hot!” or, “He’s so cute — but he’s short.” Abby, this man has a great job, makes more than $80,000 a year, owns his own home and drives a nice car. He surfs, snowboards and loves to enjoy life. I don’t get it. If I wasn’t already married to a wonderful man, I’d date Kal in a hot minute. I have seen girls swoon over his physique on the beach or at the gym. Is he too short to be considered eligible? — Lost Dear Lost: No — he’s too eligible to be considered short on anything. The true measure of a man isn’t from top to bottom — it’s from the eyebrows up. I wish you had sent me Kal’s phone number. I know I’ll be inundated with letters from interested people. P.S. Readers, I’d be interested in your thoughts. Does height REALLY matter?
Keys to avoiding diabetic meds Dear Dr. Gott: My fasting glucose has been averaging between 116 and 118 for the past 3-1/2 years. Now, all of a sudden, I’ve had a couple readings in the 135 to 145 range. What can I do without going on medication? Dear Reader: There are a number of reasons why you might have a few random high readings. Perhaps you ate out and consumed something the evening before your testing that had a higher-than-normal amount of sugar included. Or you’ve experienced trauma, had a minor illness, consumed alcohol, or have been placed on a medication that affects your readings. I would certainly keep a close eye on it but would not jump the gun to consider medication at this stage. Watch your sugar intake. Eat healthful meals, avoid sugar, reduce your carbohydrate intake, and exercise appropriately. Dear Dr. Gott: In one of your replies to a reader who, at 39 years of age, was having severe hip pain, you said he had a lot of time left and that it should be quality time.
Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott First, I don’t believe you can determine how much time someone has left to live. Secondly, at what age does an individual’s right to quality time expire? Dear Reader: Well, you’re certainly right that I can’t determine how much time someone has left to live. Average life expectancy in the United States is nearly 78 years. I’ve personally seen all too often that a young person with so much to look forward to has the rug pulled out from under him or her. And I’ve also seen people who don’t contribute to society, defy what we perceive to be a good lifestyle, smoke, drink too much, drive too fast, are obese, eat all the wrong foods and live to a ripe old age. It doesn’t seem fair.
IN THE STARS Your Birthday, Sept. 1;
The year ahead could be one of tremendous growth. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Let others take center stage. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you’re aware of things and on your toes, you can remain mum. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Unproven tips passed onto you by a well-intentioned friend should not be taken at face value. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — No one should be allowed to make a critical decision for you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Be logical at all times, rather than wishful. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Keep your thoughts to yourself. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Concentrate only on your loved one’s finer qualities. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — It’s always important to acknowledge someone. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You could empty out your wallet in no time at all. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Your awareness for detail is likely to be much sharper than usual. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Should you be pushed together once again with someone with whom you recently crossed swords, don’t pick up where you left off. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Hanging out with friends who are pennywise and pound-foolish doesn’t mean you have to be.
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der about each other, but it’s unlikely they’ll reunite again. After World War II, Nez volunteered to serve two more years during the Korean War and retired in 1974 after a 25-year career as a painter at the Veterans hospital in Albuquerque. June, 88, has spent the past few weeks in and out of hospitals in Wyoming and Arizona, and requires roundthe-clock care. His third wife, Virginia, calls herself “the charm” and the protector of an endangered species. She’s a walking promotion for him and the Marine Corps, yet she’s careful of how much she says because he thinks it is unwelcome bragging. Oliver’s wife, Lucille, echoes similar sentiments about her husband. Oliver displayed few reminders in what, until earlier this year, was his home on the Yavapai Indian reservation in Camp Verde, Ariz. — a few framed pictures, a Marine cap above his bedroom window and a U.S. flag above the doorway. “He just put the past behind him, I guess,” she says. Oliver, 87, speaks audibly but his words are difficult to understand. His hearing is impaired and he prefers not to have a hearing aid. Both June and Oliver had brothers who later served as Code Talkers. Nez tells the tourists seeking autographs in that he’s part of the Original 29, but few appear to grasp what that means. “Most of them,” he says of the tourists, “they just thank me for what we did.”
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Nez’s son said. The Code Talkers had orders not to discuss their roles — not during the war and not until their mission was declassified 23 years later. In 2001 Nez, Dale and June traveled aboard the same plane to Washington, D.C., to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. The recognition, which they didn’t receive when they returned home from war, propelled them to a sort of celebrity status, along with the release of a movie based on the Code Talkers the following year They appeared on television, rode on floats in parades and were asked to speak to veterans groups and students. Nez threw the opening pitch at a 2004 Major League Baseball game and blessed the presidential campaign of John Kerry. Oliver traveled with other Code Talkers as guests of honor in the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade in New York last year. When residents of Longmont, Colo., heard that June and his wife did not have a permanent home, they raised money to buy one for the couple. The last three survivors of the Original 29 don’t live on the Navajo Nation, where they are celebrated with a tribal holiday. They won-
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QUALITY ENGINEER Trelleborg Coated Systems US, Inc. has an immediate opportunity in our Rutherfordton, NC facility to become part of a worldwide leader in the industrial coated fabrics and printing blanket markets. This position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager and is responsible for customer quality issues, investigations, resolution and reporting. Successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in related field and a minimum of 4 years applicable experience including quality system knowledge. Must demonstrate proficiency in AS400, Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Access as well as participate in daily customer interaction. Successful candidate must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills. This is a salaried position that would prefer ASQ certifications, but not required. Salary will depend on skills and experience.
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Rutherford County Arts Council has announced auditions for “Alice in Wonderland”, a musical play by Diane McEnnerney, based on the classic children’s book by Lewis Carroll. Auditions will be held Thursday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the old Rutherfordton Elementary School. There will be parts for all ages, including adults, and no previous experience is necessary. Many popular characters will appear in this classic, including Alice, King and Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, March Hare, the Caterpillar and many others. For more information, call Rutherford County Arts Council, 245-4000, or e-mail email@example.com.
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Young Male Tan Tabby Cat wearing black collar with bell. Found 8/29 in Hidden Acres, Bostic. Call 289-2384
National framed art manufacturer needs an inside sales rep with sales exp., telephone and computer skills. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 828-863-1267
Relay for Life volunteers Emily Crain (left) and Cortney Wall filled cups with scoops of homemade ice cream during a Relay For Life fundraiser Tuesday hosted by the State Employee’s Credit Union in Rutherfordton. The team also held a raffle and bake sale to benefit the Relay. Relay for Life is Friday, Sept. 10, at R-S Middle School beginning with a Survivor’s Walk at 6 p.m. The annual American Cancer Society event usually raises more than $200,000 in the county.
Found, young female boxer near Forest Hills, Rfdtn on 8/27. Call 287-7637
Arts Council sets auditions for ‘Alice in Wonderland’
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ALDI is hiring Cashiers. Starting pay is $10.80 per hour with the opportunity to earn up to $14.80 per hour as a shift manager! Employees will average 20-40 hours a week in a grocery store environment. Looking for friendly people and smiling faces. Responsibilites: Cashiering, Stocking, Cleaning Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance after 90 days, Retirement Income Plan and 401K, Paid vacation after six months, Sunday premium pay of an additional $1.00 per hour Requirements: High School Diploma/GED, Drug Test and Background Check To Apply: An ALDI representative will be available for you to apply in person from 7am to 2pm on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 470 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805. Hiring for both Asheville Stores. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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Wastewater Technician An area industrial manufacturer is seeking an experienced "Wastewater Technician" for hands on technical operation of a 1.3 MGD wastewater treatment facility. The technician will be part of a team performing daily wastewater operations including laboratory testing, minor maintenance and other environmental tasks. The operator must possess a thorough knowledge of biological, physical & chemical wastewater treatment methods and the ability to operate a personal computer. Special requirements: Three years working experience in a wastewater environment, current NC Wastewater Operator Certifications for Grade II Wastewater & Grade I Physical Chemical Treatment also a valid driver's license. Company offers starting pay of $17.54 per hour including a benefit package with medical/dental and life insurance, 401K & defined contribution retirement plan. Interested candidates should submit their resume to: Box C, PO Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043
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Experienced CNC machinist needed. Able to do own set up. Knowledge of G-code programming, CAM system, and manual machining a plus. Contact Nathan at 828-657-1611
This is what our drivers average pay per week! Plus: *WEEKLY Home Time *APU Equipped * NO NYC * No Touch Freight
Call 800-968-8552 Truck Service, Inc. Forest City, NC
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Experienced PT Manager for small apartment complex in Rutherfordton. Must live on site. Pay is apartment plus bonus. Fax resume to 704-919-5653
25" Zenith Color TV Perfect condition! $50 Call 287-2288 leave message
Inside Customer Service Representative Established metals manufacturer seeks to fill position of Customer Service for international and domestic customers. Candidate should be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, with experience in communication, Excel spreadsheets. Competitive wages and benefits. Send resume to: IMC-METALSAMERICA, LLC 135 Old Boiling Springs Road, Shelby, NC, 28152 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 413-215-9869. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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0512 Musical Merchandise Summer Piano with mirror. Very good shape! $150 Call 453-1428
Lawn & Garden Equipment
Fairly New Huskey Riding Lawn Mower $600 Call 828-286-2958 Lv. message
0554 Wanted to Rent/Buy/ Trade WILL BUY YOUR JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Pick up at your convenience! Call 223-0277
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IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RUTHERFORD COUNTY 10 sp 352 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY THEODORE W. JOHNSTON AND DEBORAH M. JOHNSTON DATED MAY 16, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 841 AT PAGE 284 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 10:00 AM on September 7, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in Camp Creek Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being the northern portion of the property described in that deed recorded in Book 409 at Page 674, Rutherford County Registry and being more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at a railroad spike in the center of Centennial Road, being State Secondary Road No. 1504, also being the beginning point in the above referenced deed, and running thence South 18-04-17 East 270.00 feet to an iron pin; thence North 89-40-24 West 241.81 feet to an iron pin; thence North 11-46-16 East 254.80 feet to a railroad spike in the center of Centennial Road; thence with the center of said road as it curves South 85-41-27 53.45 feet and North 79-23-49 East 53.70 feet to the Point of Beginning. The above legal description being the same as the last Deed of record, no boundary survey having been made at the time of this conveyance. And Being more commonly known as: 109 Miller Hill Ln, Union Mills, NC 28167 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Theodore W. Johnston and Deborah M. Johnston. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.
0554 Wanted to Rent/Buy/ Trade Junk Cars Wanted Call Jamie Fender (828) 286-4194
EAL ESTATE FOR RENT Unfurnished Apartments
Very nice large remodeled 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Townhome Apts. Starting at $375/mo. Washer/dryer hookup and water included. Carriage House Apts.
Homes for Rent
2BR/1BA Cent. h/a, stove, refrig. $500/mo. + $400 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665
3 Bedroom/2 Bath in quiet park. $375/mo. Call 287-8558
3 Bedroom/2 Bath on private lot in
Ellenboro area. Central h/a. No pets! $525/mo. + $525 dep. References req.
3BR/2BA SW in Rutherfordton RENT TO OWN!
Will Finance! No banks! Hurry! You pay no lot rent, insurance, taxes or interest! Neg. $99 week + dep.
3BR House Rutherfordton area. Cent. h/a. Pets ok! $450/mo. Call 289-6336
Sell or rent your property in the Classifieds! Call 245-6431 to place your ad today! NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of BETTY J. TATE of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said BETTY J. TATE to present them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of December, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 1st day of September, 2010.
Mobile Homes for Rent
2BR/2BA Cent. h/a, stove, refrig. No pets. $425 + $300 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665
2BR/1BA House in Spindale. Cent. h/a, range, refrig. No Pets! $450/mo. + ref's and dep. Call 429-4323
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3BR/2BA Built 2003, 3.8 ac. exc. well, paved road, heavily wooded, constant stream. $135,000 828-748-7605
Lots & Acreage
Approximately 39 acres investment property
Leonard E. Tate, Executor PO Box 1287 Ellenboro, NC 28040
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the estate of LIONEL SCRUGGS of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said LIONEL SCRUGGS to present them to the undersigned on or before the 11th day of November, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 11th day of August, 2010. Barbara Bridges, Executor 3336 Bridges Lake Rd. Mooresboro, NC 28114
in Spindale with all utilities, an excellent natural source of water, artesian well. $195,000. Call 287-2640
or 429-0109 or 429-3976
FREE STANDING BLDG 1800 sqft. Chimney Rock Rd. Rfdtn. $165K 828-287-0779
2003 Honda 750 A.C.E. $4,000 obo after 3pm 287-2495
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD
NOTICE The undersigned, having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Leon Buren Mauney, late of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before December 1, 2010, or this Notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 1st day of September, 2010. Patricia Mauney Craft - Executor 196 Park Pointe Way Huntington, WV 25701
Cars for Sale
01 Ford Focus 4 door, auto. Runs great, exc. cond.! Must sell! $2,800 Call 828-289-9503 1997 Mazda 626 DX One owner, 155k mi., good cond.! $2,450 Call Mandy 286-2443
Elizabeth T. Miller - Attorney PO Box 800 Rutherfordton, NC 28139 (828) 286-8222
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Westwood Play & Learn is now enrolling children from birth to 12 years of age. Located behind ICC. 287-5888
IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RUTHERFORD COUNTY 10sp283 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY RONNIE W. SIMMONS AND JANE D. SIMMONS DATED MARCH 15, 2008 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 999 AT PAGE 828 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA
The date of this Notice is August 17, 2010. Grady I. Ingle or Elizabeth B. Ells Substitute Trustee 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400 Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/ 10-000782
Move In Specials: 1, 2, & 3BR Townhouse Apts. Water & sewer furnished. $150 dep. $375-$500/mo. Houses and apartments $285-$1,000/mo. Rentals Unlimited 828-245-7400
Paying $200 per vehicle.
NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 10:00 AM on September 7, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: The land referred to in this exhibit is located in the County of Rutherford and the State of North Carolina in Deed Book 809 at Page 48 and described as follows: All that certain Lot or parcel of land situated in the City of Forest City, High Shoals Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Situate, lying and being in High Shoals Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and being all that Lot and parcel of land as shown as a 7.2 acre parcel on a Plat for Linda J. Simmons by Deaton Land Surveyors, Inc., dated September 30, 1997 and duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina in Plat Book 18 at Page 61, to which reference is hereby made for a more MI and complete description. And Being more commonly known as: 2099 Chase High Rd, 2101 Chase High Rd, Forest City, NC 28043 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Ronnie W. Simmons. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is August 17, 2010. /s/___________________________ Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells Substitute Trustee 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400 Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/ 10-004931
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fought in the American Revolution. “Forming a new chapter is very labor intensive and requires a lot of planning and homework,” Lattimore said. “The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is one of the oldest and most respected lineage societies in this country. Accordingly, they require that all genealogical information is accurate and that extensive documentation (birth certificates, death certificates, Bible records, pension records, patriot index information, etc.) be supplied for each generation that links the applicant to a Patriot ancestor.” Both co-founders have tracked their own ancestry extensively to show connections. Lattimore has deep links to the fight for American independence in the county. “My family’s interest in becoming members of the SAR stems from our deep connection to Rutherford County’s Revolutionary War history,” Lattimore said. “My father, twin brother and I are direct descendants of two Patriots who were present at the Battle of Kings Mountain – John Lattimore and Col. Andrew Hampton. Col. Hampton was the commander of the Rutherford County Troops at the Battle of Kings Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780. He was also present at the Battle of Cowpens and is documented as lending support to the Relief of Charleston, S.C., in 1780. During the Revolutionary War he was elected Sheriff of Rutherford County, an office he held from 1781 until 1784.” Brewer’s research goes far beyond the founding of the Republic. “My roots go back to 1743 in this county and I am well versed on it’s history from my ancestor’s perspective,” Brewer said. “At the time Alice approached me I was in the process of writing/rewriting a book on my family and their history in the county for the third time, (third edition). A love for writing and research is of the utmost importance to any project of this nature. I have established one line from 33 BC to present day.” While the SAR is mostly a heritage organization, the group also is involved in service projects and edu-
cation efforts in their community. “Today much of our history is being misdirected or deleted from our children’s education,” Brewer said. “Soon we will have no sense of who we are and how we came to be. We, therefore, must through our actions, our writings and our public events rekindle that spark that our forefathers turned into a roaring flame, not so long ago and not so far away. How many people realize that it was our ancestors from this very spot on earth broke the back of the mightiest military force on the face of the earth at that time and as result gave us the freedom we enjoy, the constitution and bill of rights?” Lattimore agreed and pointed to importance of learning Revolutionary War history for all segments of America. Many ethnic groups have representation in the SAR chapters, including African-American, Hispanic, French Creole and others. “Promoting our Revolutionary War history and celebrating the contributions of our Patriot ancestors has always been important,” Lattimore said. “And I think that importance will never fade. Less than 5 percent of the men living in the United States today can claim direct connection to a Patriot who gave service to the cause of freedom during the Revolutionary War. While that fact is very humbling for men in the SAR, joining the organization is not about prestige. Joining the SAR doesn’t make a man more special than anyone else on the street. It simply means that he is willing to shoulder the responsibility of promoting our history and making new generations aware of our noble past.”
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