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The Harbin family (left to right), Ned, Mitchell, Derek and Miles at the Shining Light arena show to celebrate the 100th anniversary of scouting at the Boy Scout National Jamboree.

FOREST CITY — Hundreds will converge at the R-S Middle School stadium at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 for Rutherford County’s Relay for Life, a team event to fight cancer. Nearly 60 teams of volunteers will set up camp in the stadium for a host of activities to raise money to fight cancer. Contributed photo The goal is $226,000, and a goal to collect 3,500 cans of food has been set. Relay chairs John Condrey and Denise Gavin will welcome people at 6 p.m., and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department’s Color Guard will present the colors. Again By JEAN GORDON anniversary of scouting at sion for scouting, their sinthis year, Gordon Miller will cere admiration of Camp Bud the Boy Scouts of America Daily Courier Staff Writer release doves prior to the surNational Jamboree, at Fort Schiele, and family pride. vivors’ walk. A.P. Hill, Va. Ned Harbin, 79, of Forest RUTHERFORDTON — As Survivors will make the first Ned, Derek and Miles were remnants of an overnight rain City was joined by his walk around the track as the on the national staff, and son Derek Harbin, 49, of dripped from the roof, three Mitchell attended as a contin- survivors’ names will be read Charlotte, and Derek’s two generations of Boy Scouts sat one by one. gency troop member. sons, Mitchell, 15 and Miles, in oversized rocking chairs Condrey, a 23-year survivor, On Aug. 21, Mitchell par18. They talked about their looking out over the yard and said, “Relay is a great commumost recent scouting advendown to the lake. The family Please see Scouting, Page 6A nity activity for the whole famture and celebrated the 100th members shared their pasily. The money we raise goes to help fight cancer in many different ways — education in the community, research by scientist or 24/7/365 (American Cancer Society) hot line. I think ACS is the only nonprofit that can say that.” Pam Allen Jones and her father, J.C. Allen, were diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Jones was diagnosed with Stage One breast cancer, and 188 days later, Allen was diagnosed with lung cancer. “I never expected this. It hit me right out the blue,” Jones said. But she has been a fighter and has undergone successful treatments. After Allen was diagnosed with lung cancer, Jones said her father told her she gave Jean Gordon/Daily Courier him a lot of strength to face Rocking on the front porch of the dining hall at Camp Bud Schiele (left to right), Derek Harbin sits his own battle. “He told me, ‘I with his sons, Mitchell, Miles and his father, Ned Harbin. The three generations of Boy Scouts have can’t let you fight this and me

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School board will address funds, trip By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Staff Writer




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FOREST CITY – The Rutherford County Schools Board of Education will hold its first regular meeting of the 2010-11 school year Tuesday night with an agenda that includes consent on an application for public school building capital funds from the N.C. Education Lottery and a request by the Rutherford Early College High School to take a field trip to Hawaii. In a letter from REaCH Principal Dr. Laura Thomas to the board, the early college high school is asking to take the senior class on a trip to celebrate the accomplishment of receiving a high school diploma and associate degree in only four years. Thomas said she was contacted last spring by a parent who wanted to help pay for such a trip, offering to pay a large portion if students could raise the remainder. A rough estimate of the student costs is between $1,000 and $1,500, which Thomas said in the letter is equivalent to the cost of other senior trips in the county. If given permission to make the trip, Thomas said, students could possibly visit Pearl Harbor, Polynesian Cultural Center and the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Students would likely travel around the week of spring break to reduce the number of school days missed to only one or two days, the letter continued. The board will also hear a proposal to dispose of 24 vehicles forfeited to the school system by selling or donating the cars to a local junk yard, and review the system’s strategic plan. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Cool Springs Administrative Office.

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G.I. father had WW II romance in England

TARBORO (AP) — The e-mail said that she had come across Monika Sutherland Fleming’s web page on and was seeking help identifying a World War II G.I. named Sutherland. She enclosed a snapshot of the soldier in uniform, who had a healthy head of hair. The photo was signed, “To my darling, Love, Eddie.” Fleming took one look at the photo and knew it had to be her father, Edsel Gavin Sutherland of Dickenson County, Va., and had a very similar picture in her family album. “The pictures were probably taken at the same time,” Fleming said. “She” was Colette, the daughter of a woman, Gaynor, who was the daughter of an American soldier who had spent some time in England during World War II. Gaynor, 66, is the daughter of Ruth Longley and Eddie Sutherland. Ruth had not told Eddie she was pregnant before he shipped out. They lost touch during the war. Afterwards, she said the U.S. Army told her he was missing in action. Ruth later married, and she

and her husband raised Gaynor as their own. When Gaynor turned 16, her mother told her about her real father. Eddie returned to the United States in November 1945, worked in Detroit a year, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1947 and was stationed at Camp Lejeune. On one of his weekend trips to Rocky Mount, he met Katherin Jones, working in a cafe, and they soon married. The Marines did not believe enlisted men needed a wife and family (“If you did, we would have issued you one.”) and did not move families with their men when they were transferred. So, in 1951 Sutherland joined the new U.S. Air Force and spent more than 17 years in blue, for a total of 28 years in the military service. “I was raised all over the world,” Fleming said. Fleming, a well-regarded professor at Edgecombe Community College, is also a genealogical expert who teaches how to research family trees and histories. She has researched her father’s military career. She knows he

was shot down in Russia during the Cold War. His last duty station was with NATO. “But much of what he did was classified,” Fleming said, “and he didn’t talk about it.” Some Tarboro residents may remember Sutherland. He had “Ed’s Coin Corner” in Fleming’s book store (Unicorn Books) on Main Street from 1988-93. He passed away in July 1993 and is buried in the military section of a cemetery in Goldsboro where he had retired. “I’m so excited,” Fleming said. “I have a family I didn’t even know about. I was raised an only child. Now, I have a niece and a nephew, and I have a sister! “I never knew she existed. We have a father in common.” Gaynor also was thrilled. The women have been exchanging e-mails for a month. A trip to North Carolina is planned for next year to attend a Sutherland family reunion in Virginia, visit their father’s grave and spend time together. “She loves reading and cross stitching,” Fleming said. “So do I.” They both live 15 miles away from small towns named Macclesfield.

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Earl’s biggest damage in Northeast: Business

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — In the end, Earl’s worst damage in New England was to seasonal businesses hoping to end their summer on a high note. The tropical storm, far less intense than feared, brushed past the Northeast and dumped heavy, winddriven rain on Cape Cod cottages and fishing villages, but caused little damage. It left clear, blue skies in its wake. It was the perfect start to a Labor Day weekend that Cape Cod’s restaurants and hotels hoped to salvage after business was decimated ahead of the storm. “This traditionally for us is a sellout weekend,” said Voula Nikolakopoulos, one of the owners of Tidewater Inn in West Yarmouth, where business was down 80 percent. “I understand that we have to be careful, but I think all this hype was premature.” Massachusetts suffered a few hundred power outages, a hand-

ful of downed power lines and isolated flooding. Maine saw rain and churning surf, but no gusts strong enough to produce damage. After skimming past both North Carolina and Massachusetts, Earl finally made landfall Saturday morning near Western Head, Nova Scotia. The storm brought heavy sheets of rain and swift gusts, toppling some trees and knocking out power to more than 200,000 customers in Nova Scotia. There were numerous flight and ferry cancellations. Police said the road to the popular Peggy’s Cove tourist site near Halifax was closed to keep curious storm-watchers away from the dangerous, pounding surf. As of 2 p.m. EDT, Earl’s center was crossing the Northhumberland Strait, north of mainland Nova Scotia and was moving northeast at 45 mph. The Canadian Hurricane

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Center issued a hurricane watch for parts of Nova Scotia. Earl had swooped into New England waters Friday night as a tropical storm with winds of 70 mph after sideswiping North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where it caused flooding but no injuries and little damage. The rain it brought to Cape Cod, Nantucket Island and Martha’s Vineyard was more typical of the nor’easters that residents have been dealing with for generations. Winds on Nantucket blew at around 30 mph, with gusts above 40 mph. The island got more than 2 inches of rain, while adjacent Martha’s Vineyard got more than 4 inches. Hyannis, home to Kennedy compound, got about 4.5 inches. Peter Judge, spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, said the damage was so minimal that the agency didn’t send out assessment teams as

planned Saturday. “There’s nothing to assess at this point,” he said. “It wasn’t even a really bad rainstorm.” Worries about Earl had altered holiday weekend plans up and down the East Coast. Boaters pulled their vessels from the water, shopkeepers boarded up their windows and vacationers canceled reservations. Some hoteliers reported that business was way off. Nikolakopoulos said her hotel was at 100 percent occupancy last year on Labor Day weekend. On Friday night, it was at about 20 percent. She was hoping to recapture some of lost business with a storm special that cut rates from an average of about $130 to an average of $85. Kishor Patel, owner of the Super 8 in West Yarmouth, said a number of people who had two-day reservations canceled when word of Earl started to spread. Business was down 60

to 70 percent, he said. “I’m hoping that it will pick up now that it is sunny and everything seems to be OK,” he said. Alix Foster, 34, of Clifton, N.J., said she and a friend decided to stay in a hotel on the mainland on Friday night instead of going onto Cape Cod as planned. The two opted to continue their planned vacation after seeing news reports that the weekend would


be sunny and nice. “The weather wasn’t all that bad last night, but we didn’t want to be stupid,” Foster said. “I’m glad we kept our plans.” Massachusetts officials were hopeful that last-minute vacationers would make up for the cancellations. Gov. Deval Patrick walked around Chatham on Saturday morning, proclaiming, “The sun is out and the Cape is open for business.”

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Our Views Work ethic will help Americans


s we mark Labor Day 2010, we cannot help but reflect on the sad state of our economy and the negative impact it has had on the proud American workforce. This nation was built by people who believed in hard work. It grew into the most powerful economic force in the world on the strength of its labor. It has led in innovation because there were people willing to work to make ideas and dreams become real. The same attributes that made all that possible still exist in the American worker. This current economy is just a new challenge, another problem to be solved. It is not going to be easy, but it is a challenge we can meet. What we have to do first is get past our disillusionment and look forward not back. Then we have to do is use the assets we already have a willingness to work hard, a belief in ourselves, and the courage to pursue new ideas and dreams that we can turn into something productive. That is what first made America great and strong and that is what will make us great and strong again.

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Tough summer for Democrats RALEIGH — In the political world, a year is forever, a month a lifetime. So, with two months to go before the November election, a lot can change. But any objective observer would conclude that July and August, with the soft economy essentially flat-lining, haven’t been good months for Democrats in North Carolina. U.S. Senate candidate Elaine Marshall might be the only Democratic politician here who could say otherwise. Whether it’s an anti-incumbent mood or something else, incumbent Republican Sen. Richard Burr hasn’t been able to run away and hide from Marshall. With the approach of Labor Day, the traditional start of the campaign season, polls still showed Marshall within striking distance. Elsewhere, the ground seemed to be moving under Democrats’ feet, and not in ways they liked. Nationally, Republicans led Democrats by 10 points in a poll looking at generic preferences for Congress. In North Carolina, Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling showed Republicans with an 8-point advantage in a similar poll looking at the preferences of likely voters for state legislature. Other than the U.S. Senate

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race, the legislature is the big battleground this year. Democrats control both chambers of the legislature, with a 68-52 advantage in the House and a 30-20 margin the Senate. At the start of the summer, the consensus opinion among Raleigh political insiders was that Republicans had a shot — maybe one-in-three — at winning control of the Senate and would pick up a minimum of three seats. House Democrats might see a net loss of a few seats, but weren’t really in danger of losing their majority. Toward the end of summer, you could toss those predictions out the door. Besides shaky poll numbers, Democrats in swing districts became the target of independent political committee Real Jobs NC, led by conservatives Art Pope and Fred Eshelman. In August, the group had dropped as many as three mailers in swing districts calling voters’ attention to the Democrats’ support of a 2009 tax hike and

spending projects deemed pork. Pope had played this game before, but the timing and volume seemed to catch Democrats off guard. Democrats knew they would have a tough time defending seats like those left by retiring Sen. David Hoyle in Gaston County and Rep. Bob England in Rutherford County. They expected trouble in Republican-leaning districts that they had picked up in 2006 and 2008. They anticipated another tough race for House Majority Leader Hugh Holliman in Davidson County. But the numbers — economic and political — had even longtime Democratic incumbents in seemingly safe districts spooked. Many were believed to be hanging on to campaign money that would normally move through the Democratic Party to target swing districts. If July and August were bad months for Democrats, the good news for them is that September and October are ahead. The political brawling has only begun, and Republicans have a unique talent for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. In political time, two lifetimes remain. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.

Never cease to labor for the eternal kingdom “Six days shall you labor and do your work. The seventh is the Sabbath of the Lord. In it you shall do no work.” The fourth commandment, as well as all of the commandments, have great moral implications to all of humanity. The essence all the Ten Commandments are summed up in Jesus’ command to “love the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself.” Labor Day is an obscure holiday to many people. Anyone enjoys a day off and I must confess I did not always understand the origins of this holiday. The Pullman strike was a nationwide conflict between labor unions and railroad workers. This occurred in 1894 and the strike became so disruptive and volatile, that U.S. troops were ordered in by President Grover Cleveland to restore order. Economic times were difficult as the railroad company had decreased revenues and had cut wages to its employees. What had started as a wildcat strike by the Pullman Palace Car Company became a national issue when the American

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Railway Union became involved, led by Eugene V. Debs. As the strike proliferated, some 12,000 troops were sent is to restore order and renew rail traffic. 13 strikers were killed and 57 were wounded with significant property damage done as well. This resulted in a special day being set aside for the “working man.” Interestingly enough, six days after the end of the strike, Congress passed a law creating the first Monday in September as Labor Day, in recognition of the working men and women of America. John 6:27 says, “Do not work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.” Yes we all have to pay the bills. We all need “things” to survive. But when we come

to the end of this life’s journey, will be able to say that we labored for that which was most important? What really is our priority? Is it riches or fame or material success? In the 6th chapter of Matthew, Jesus speaks of the fact that our heavenly Father knows what we need before we ask. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek you first the kingdom of God and all of these things will be added unto you.” What “things” is He speaking of but the basic needs of life. As John 6:27 stated, Jesus reminded us not to labor for that which perishes but for that which is eternal. Nothing brings more satisfaction to a well-rounded man as completing a full day’s work. Work is ministry to God and to our families. Work is not something to be avoided but embraced. As we fulfill our need to work and the subsequent reward that it brings, we must also remember that we are laborers in the Kingdom Of God. His work needs to be accomplished. We are to go into the harvest field and gather in the harvest for the One who owns the vineyard. It is our joy to do so and the

reward will be an eternal one. Idolatry and false religions abound and our need to evangelize has never been more urgent. Hollywood, MTV, secular thought and a host of false religions, are laboring for converts. Part of the Christian’s defense against these is to be shaped by the Word of God. And yes, Christians can be carried off by every wind of doctrine, according to St. Paul. Part of our labor is to seek to be steadfast and immovable. We strive for that which is most important to us. Deep within, from the very beginning, God placed with first man the idea of husbandry or “dressing and keeping the garden.” This involves labor. But the significant difference is the believer labors, not in his own ability, but the ability that streams from the Holy Spirit. The great miracles we read of in the Old Testament are reminders that the great issues we face are not overcome my human hands alone. Pharaoh’s armies pursue us, a desert lies between us and the Promised Land. The working man and woman are to be thanked and encouraged. Those good

folks, past and present, make this country a veritable economic powerhouse. Jesus said in John 8, “What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul. Or what shall a man give in exchange for his souls?” So what are you laboring for? What reward awaits you for that which you seek? I once read this on a marquis: “Eternity is a long time to think about what you should have done.” Contemplative words for sure. We labor and we work and that is good. But we should always remember that there are eternal issues at stake as we walk through this life. Priorities must be established and held to relentlessly. While there is time, while we work, let us labor for the Kingdom. Let us “lay up eternal treasures where moth and rust do not corrupt,” as Jesus reminded us. Let us be reminded that, “the harvest is great and the laborers few.” We pray the Lord of the harvest to have faithful laborers for the Kingdom. Contact the Rev . Lankford at 286-8078 or revjlankford@

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Police Notes


Sheriff’s Reports

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n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department responded to 138 E-911 calls Friday.


n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 46 E-911 calls Friday.


n The Spindale Police Department responded to 19 E-911 calls Friday.

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n Lake Lure Police Department responded to 18 E-911 calls Friday.

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 76 E-911 calls Friday.


n Terry Charles Foschini, 47, of 107 Chloe Way; charged with habitual impaired driving and flee/ elude arrest with a motor vehicle; placed under a $40,000 secured bond. (FCPD) n Marisela Iris Colon, 22, of 106 Hill St.; charged with misdemeanor larceny and larceny by employee; released on a $15,000 unsecured bond and a $1,500 unsecured bond. (FCPD) n Angela Mary Putman, 44, of 145 Horse Shoe Road; charged with driving while impaired; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (LLPD)

n Heather Yvette Shults, 36, of 22B Woodmont Court; charged with driving while

impaired; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. (NCHP) n Amy Marie Terry, 33, of 309 Garland St.; charged with driving while impaired, no operator’s license, reckless driving to endanger and failure to report an accident; placed under a $4,000 secured bond. (NCHP) n Matthew Todd Stacey, 22, of 409 Burns Road; charged with two counts of breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking/ entering and injury to real property; placed under a $100,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Tina Vickers Francis, 36, of 111 Windchase Lane; charged with shoplifting/ concealment of goods; released on a $3,000 unsecured bond. (RPD) n James Matthew Franklin, 25, of 1138 U.S. 64/74; charged with common law go armed to the terror of the people; released on a $1,000 unsecured bond and a custody release. (RPD)

From staff reports

n Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services responded to 27 E-911 calls Friday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to 12 calls Friday.

FOREST CITY — Habitat for Humanity is looking for new homeowners, and Tuesday, interested people will receive information about owning a home. Habitat is sponsoring the information session at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Rutherfordton.

Fire Calls n Chimney Rock firefighters responded to an industrial fire alarm, assisted by Lake Lure firefighters. n Spindale firefighters responded to an electrical fire.

N.C. attorney attacks crime lab in murder trial


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Andrea Diane Luckadoo, 67, of Forest City, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Hospice House. She was born March 30, 1943, in Rutherford County to the late Harry Blackwell and Mittie Jenkins Blackwell. She worked in the home health-care industry for more than 20 years and was a member of Village Chapel Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Hugh Luckadoo; a daughter, Shelly Brackett of Forest City; a son, Tommy Moore

A live webcast of the service and an online guest registry are available at www. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family.

During the brief meeting, prospective homeowners will receive the information needed and an explanation of qualifications and requirements of owning a Habitat home. To quality, a person must have a housing need, must be able to pay the low mortgage and be willing to provide sweat equity in building

their house, volunteer Fred Bayley explained. “It takes 20 to 30 applicants to fine one family for a home,” he said. And many of the applicants come from referrals by word of mouth. For more information about the meeting, call Bayley at 245-7411 or the Habitat office 248-3178.

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GRAHAM (AP) — A North Carolina defense attorney became the first in an expected long line to attack the credibility of the to push the group’s legislastate’s crime lab during an tive goals. “I never had any ongoing trial. idea that I’d do something The News and Observer like this,” said Tyson. “But I’m of Raleigh reported that not one to turn down a chal- Durham lawyer Scott lenge.” Holmes tried unsuccessfully Barry Blevins, who serves as to get his client’s murder adjutant and treasurer of the trial postpone so all the eviCumberland County chapter, dence processed by the State said having Tyson at the helm Bureau of Investigation’s is a blessing to the more than crime lab could be indepen3,000 disabled veterans in dently tested. the county. The judge wouldn’t post“He knows our needs and pone the trial, but did order our wants,” Blevins said. money be provided to for “And he’ll sit down with Holmes to have new tests leaders in Washington and done quickly. help set the agenda.” Tyson An investigation by two is the first North Carolina former Federal Bureau of native to lead the Disabled Investigation officials found American Veterans, which that SBI agents helped prosdates to 1920. Tyson said he ecutors obtain convictions learned to walk again in the over a 16-year period, mostly mid-1980s because of the by misrepresenting blood support from other disabled evidence and keeping critical veterans and his determinanotes from defense attortion not to have his own son neys. grow up while he was confined to a wheelchair. Tyson Female lion at N.C. said that while his disability creates challenges, he is “a Zoo dies after lot luckier than some of the battling cancer other” disabled veterans. He said serving is his way to ASHEBORO (AP) — North repay those who helped him. Carolina Zoo officials say a Tyson said the organization’s female lion has been euthabiggest challenges will be get- nized after veterinarians ting young veterans involved determined that she would with the organization as soon not recover from cancer. as possible. He said many Vietnam veterans waited a The News and Record of decade or more before filing Greensboro reported that for disability claims. the 12-year-old lion was

The Children’s Playhouse built by the Isothermal Construction and Technology for Habitat for Humanity as a fund raising project has a home at the playground area of Thomas Jefferson Classical Grammar School in Forest City. Members of the construction class recently transported the house to the area. Lori Brown bought 15 tickets and made a promise at the time that if she won she’d donate it to the school, where her daughter, Kathleen, is a student, especially since the house is trimmed in burgundy, the school colors. Shown are (front, l-r) construction member David Pittman; school Principal Jason Cole; Kathleen Brown; habitat’s executive director Kim Freeman; construction member Philip Hurdt; class instructor Chester Melton (second row) construction team members Eric Hoyle and Rick Greene. Habitat raised more than $5,000 on the project.

Andrea Luckadoo

of Cliffside; a sister, Betty Bailey of Easley, S.C.; and a stepdaughter, Rhonda Pearson of Morganton. She is also survived by two grandchildren and a stepgrandchild. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Crain officiating. Interment will follow in the Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Fayetteville man honored as national commander

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — April 13, 1984, was the day that Wally Tyson was given a wheelchair and told he would probably never walk again. But with the support of the Disabled American Veterans, Tyson did walk again - and he does so today despite neurological disorders linked to his time in the military. More than 25 years after the veterans group first helped Tyson, the Tarboro native and current Fayetteville resident is now the nonprofit organization’s top elected officer. Tyson, who is 58 and a member of DAV Chapter 46 in Cumberland County, was elected as the group’s national commander Aug. 3. His term will last one year. He was honored Saturday at a special meeting held by the Cumberland County chapter. Tyson, who enlisted in 1972 and served for 12 years before being medically retired in 1984, said he began his involvement with Disabled American Veterans shortly after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He was a chapter service officer in his early involvement with the organization. He later took over the state chapter, and then became a national officer. Tyson will help promote the organization of 1.2 million disabled veterans and try

Wallace Franklin Edwards, 76, of 131 Beaver St., Forest City, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Hospice House. A native of Greenville, S.C., he was a son of the late Frank and Dora Mae Smith Edwards. He was retired from Camp Trucking, Alexander Quality Plus and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Lee Edwards of the home; children, Troy Cobb of Forest City, Denny Cobb of Maringo, Ohio, Jamie Neal of Columbus, Ohio, Rebecca Murphy of Shelby, Kevin Edwards of Ellenboro, Michael Edwards of Jonesville, S.C., and Lynn Fowler of Jonesville, S.C.; a sister, Patricia Jackson of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to

Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 879, Rutherfordton, NC. No services will be scheduled. Crowe’s Mortuary is serving the family.

diagnosed with mammary cancer two weeks ago. Senior veterinarian Ryan DeVoe says the cancer had metastasized to the animal’s lungs and she was suffering. The lion had been at the North Carolina Zoo since 2002 and had been transferred from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas.

Train derailment was caused by bouncing wheels LIBERTY, S.C. (AP) — A freight train operator says bouncing wheels on one railcar was among the causes of a 24-car derailment that led to the evacuation of 436 homes in northwestern South Carolina. Norfolk Southern told The Greenville News on Friday that its own investigation of the June 10 derailment near the town of Liberty showed that wheels of a railcar were bouncing from side to side as the train slowed down. Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman says the condition known as truck hunting is hard to detect. The Federal Railroad Administration says the northbound train was traveling at 47 mph on the main rail when it jumped the track, causing more than $1 million in equipment damage and $650,000 in track damage. Residents were evacuated as hazardous waste spilled from tankers carrying isopropyl alcohol and ethylene glycol.

Longtime S.C. transportation official Harrell dies CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A longtime state transportation commissioner and father of South Carolina’s speaker of the House, Bob Harrell has died. He was 75. The J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home in Charleston confirmed that Harrell died Friday morning. The Post and Courier of Charleston said he died after a long illness. Rep. Bobby Harrell told the newspaper that his father was a role model for family life, public service and business. The elder Harrell owned an insurance agency in Charleston and a pecan farm in nearby Meggett. He served a four-year term as transportation commissioner beginning in 1990, in 2000 and again in 2004.

Rebates available on energy efficient appliances in N.C. KINSTON (AP) — North Carolina energy officials say half a million dollars remains in a fund to provide rebates to people who replace old appliances with newer, more energy-efficient ones. To be eligible, consumers must replace older appliances with Energy Starqualified models that use about 25 percent less electricity. Rebates range from $75 for dishwashers and freezers to $300 for several appliances including central air conditioners. 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 posed on the Rutherford County government website at Items will be posted each Monday and bids end each Friday at noon. For information or to place a bid, e-mail Debra Conner, 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. 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.

Monday, Sept. 6 Solid waste and Rutherford County Convenience Centers: Closed today for Labor Day holiday; reopen Tuesday for regular hours.

Tuesday, Sept. 7 HOPE Support Group: Tuesdays beginning today for four weeks at 10 a.m. at the Hospice Center of Living; for any adult in the community who has lost a loved one; offered at no cost. GRACE: For anyone caring for a loved one, held the first Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Rutherford Life Services; today’s topic is “Legal issues for caregivers” with attorney John B. Crotts; hosted by Hospice of Rutherford County. Relay for Life fundraiser: 10 percent of all proceeds today at Courtside Steaks will be donated to Relay for Life of Rutherford County. Chase Athletic Boosters meeting: 6 p.m., high school conference room. Rutherford County Republican Party meeting: 6:30 p.m., Republican headquarters, across from the courthouse in Rutherfordton; executive committee meeting; topics will include finalizing plans for the barbecue on Sept. 18 as well as discussion of changing the plan of the organization to require attendance for voting rights on the committee. Rutherford County Schools Board of Education meeting: 7 p.m., Cool Springs Administrative Office.

ticipated in the Order of the Arrow Ceremony at Camp Bud Schiele, a distinction shared by other family members. Mitchell is close to becoming an Eagle Scout, a designation his brother, father and grandfather already hold. High-ranking scouts were at camp last weekend, breaking down summer camp and packing away equipment for the winter. Ned was 10 when he joined scouting in Winston-Salem with the Old Hickory troop. “I really didn’t have a choice,” he quipped. His mother thought it was necessary because he needed direction in his life, he said with a laugh. Derek was 8 when he joined Forest City Troop 125, sponsored by the Presbyterian Church. Miles doesn’t remember a time before scouting. “I know that is what Harbins do,” he said. His first experience wasn’t a positive one, and he told his parents he didn’t want to stay in scouting. But his grandfather encouraged him to do so. Ned said Derek’s family was visiting Forest City for Thanksgiving several years ago, just after Miles had indicated he was quitting scouts. Ned said he took Miles into the living room. “I told him we needed to talk,” Ned said, looking at the 18-year-old Eagle Scout. “I told him, ‘You’re not getting out’, and that was the end of the conversation.” “But I’m glad I stuck with it. Definitely glad I did,” Mitchell said. He admitted that in the beginning he was not in a good troop, and it lacked good leadership. Mitchell plans to have a career in Boy Scouting — in the area of high adventure. “This placed saved me,” Mitchell said, looking out over the camp. “It really did.” He recently completed his fourth year as a staff member and spent eight weeks at the rope-climbing center. Derek said Miles was fortunate to become a member of a successful troop. But he also said scouting is not for every one, and it might not be as beneficial to others as it has been for his family. Mitchell joined in 2003 when he was 8. He was about 5 or 6 when he went on a camping trip to Bear Den with his dad and decided that camping and cooking on an open fire was the coolest thing to ever come along. “I wanted to match my papa,” he said of Derek. Mitchell was on the staff at Bud Schiele, working in the handicraft center. When Mitchell learned about his selection as a camp staff member,

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not fight, it too’.” Allen is still undergoing evaluations and tests to determine his next step in the fight. Following the ceremonial first lap, the participants will join in, designating team members to take part at various intervals so that at least one team member is walking the track at all times during the night until the closing ceremony, which is Saturday at 7:30 a.m. New this year is a canned food drive incorporated with the annual luminary display. Relay volunteers hope to collect at least 3,500 cans of food, which will go to Communities In Schools and Grace of God Rescue Mission. Instead of sand being placed in the luminary bags for stability, non-perishable canned food will be

Free Prostate Screening: 3 to 6 p.m., Cancer Resource Center; includes prostate exam by a physician and PSA blood test; registration required, 245-4596.

Thursday, Sept. 9 Prime of Life Festival: 9 a.m. to noon, Carolina Event and Conference Center; lifestyles fair for adults 50-plus and their families. Back Street barbecue: 4 to 7 p.m., Court Street parking lot across from Rutherfordton Post Office; sponsored by Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild; music provided by South Mountain Connection, food prepared by Sid Jennings; tickets are $8 and must be purchased in advance; proceeds will help fund the guild’s annual Celebration of the Arts.

was tough. Everyone agreed to meet at Dunkin’ Donuts 40-foot trailer that had been set up for camp. “If we had not met there, we wouldn’t have gotten together for the show,” Ned said. “We saw it all together. It was surreal.” Ned hoped he wouldn’t have to do a lot of walking at the jamboree, but as it turns out he walked at least two miles a day. Ned and Derek saw each other occasionally. Of the two days Derek was off work, he spent one with Mitchell and the other day with Miles. Mitchell even had an opportunity to shoot under his grandfather’s leadership. “It was black-flagged every day, but we were blessed with the weather we had,” Ned said of the scorching temperatures. The five days before the Boy Scouts arrived — and while staff was prepared — were hotter than the 10-day jamboree. Ned said scout leaders checked weather conditions in Glen Jean, West Va., where the 2013 National Jamboree will be held. They were delighted to find that temperatures had been at least 10 degrees cooler. Ned was on the first national jamboree staff at Fort A.P. Hill, and “I was on the last one,” he said. He has attended the national jamboree twice as a staff member; once as a visitor. Derek has been to the jamboree three times; once as a participant, as a staff member and as a visitor. The Harbins are planning to attend the 2013 jamboree together at Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, West Va. It will become the BSA’s permanent home for the National Scout Jamboree, as well as the organization’s fourth high-adventure base. High-adventure activities, such as white-water rafting, repelling, mountain biking, and hiking will be available at the site. It will also host leadership-development training yearround and has the potential to host World Scout Jamborees. Work on the new site has started, thanks to a $50 million contribution from the Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation. Reflecting on the past jamboree and talking about the next one, Derek said, “I am in awe of how blessed we are to be in a family who loves scouts and a dad who introduced me to scouting. All but about 30 years, we have been in scouting.” As Miles and Mitchell have returned to school, they are looking toward their futures in scouting. Miles, a high school senior, hopes to attend Davidson College and is planning to become a career scout. Mitchell is an eighth-grader. The Harbins are members of the Order of the Arrow, “living lives of cheerful service and responsibility to others.”

used. The ceremony remembers those lost to cancer and honors those who have battled and won. In recent years, nearly 3,000 luminaries have been placed around the track. The luminaires are $10, and people who wish to contribute canned goods have a few more days to drop the food in purple boxes placed at businesses throughout the county. Or, people can call Gail Strickland at 245-2156 or 233-1735. Many of the teams will camp all night on the stadium field, joining several new teams. The Relay’s Got Talent event kicks off at 7 p.m., with the Relay winner chosen by monetary votes. Vying for the win are Neenah Vaughn, Lael Toms, Josh Ruppe and Jordan Adcox; Lesley Ann Wells, Wayne and Laura Toney and the Hippie Invasion, a Daddy & Daughter Dance Group. Sharon Decker of Rutherfordton will lead the luminary ceremony at

9 p.m. with scripture and meditation. Decker, founder of the Tapestry Group, is a radio personality on The Satisfied Life, a faith-based program on 107.9 The Link in Charlotte, and also is a Presbyterian lay minister. Saturday’s closing events begin at 7:30 a.m. with Stephen Matheny leading the devotions, followed by the awards ceremony. Public transportation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday and end at noon. Parking will be available at Coldwell Banker and Hinkle Animal Hospital on West Street, Spindale and Fred’s in Rutherfordton. Handicapped parking is available at the lot on the top of the hill at the gate to the stadium. Relay activities will include a scavenger hunt, a balloon toss, Encore Elite Entertainment, an Elvis impersonator, games, dances and late-night games. Vendors will sell food and beverages and other items throughout the Relay.

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Derek said, he had never seen his son so ecstatic. Derek grew up in Rutherford County, the son of Ned and Sally Harbin. An Episcopal Priest in Charlotte, he and his wife, Clifford, also have a daughter, Clare, 10. She’s counting the years until she reaches 15 so she can join Venture Scouting. She visited Camp Bud Schiele this summer and had the chance to do some work, and even made her own sash with badges. Ned Hardin was a former scoutmaster of Derek’s Troop 125 and was followed by Jim Gardner. Troop 125 was one of the few in the world that sent the same troop of scouts to the Jamboree three different times. “We had to pull all kinds of political strings to do that, but we did it,” Ned said. “Probably not another scout in the country has ever done that.” The Harbins dreamed of going to the National Jamboree together for the centennial celebration. After Ned, Derek and Miles were approved for the jamboree staff, and after a lengthy process of e-mails and interviews ,Mitchell was notified that he could be a part of the Contingency Troop 1913 at the jamboree. Forest City Troop 125’s Chris Robinson was also a member of the contingency troop. At the jamboree, held July 22 ­through Aug. 5, Ned’s responsibilities at the air and rifle center were teaching 50 shooting positions to more than 13,000 scouts. Derek was a member of the boating staff, teaching outback activities and high adventure. In one of the courses, a team of scouts built a raft, then pulled it across the course and back as quickly as possible. “They did it in under three minutes,” Derek said. “The staff was very impressed. They illustrated leadership, working together and skills.” Probably 10,000 scouts came through the courses. Miles was on the youth staff, working out logistics of camp registrations, getting food to people and doing whatever needed to be done. The finale of the Jamboree was the Boy Scouts Centennial Arena show. Mitchell said sitting together in a bowl-shaped field at Fort A.P. Hill in Fredericksburg, Va., with his family and 45,000 other scouts from across the country, was undoubtedly the highlight of the national jamboree experience. “What more would a father wish for,” Ned asked as he reflected on the jamboree with his son and grandsons, “than to have the generations of his family at the national jamboree?” Before the jamboree, the Harbins dreamed of being together at events, but they rarely saw each other over the 15 days they were there. “We were on opposite ends of the world,” Mitchell said. “It was a logistic nightmare,” Derek said. Being together at the arena show


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Alabama company acquires newspaper

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — An eastern North Carolina daily newspaper has completed details of its sale to an Alabama-based company. The Washington Daily News announced Thursday that the newly formed Washington Newsmedia LLC, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers Inc., completed purchase of the newspaper from the Futrell family. Completion of the sale ends more than 60 years of operation by the Futrells. The late Ashley B. Futrell became editor and publisher of the newspaper in 1949. Ashley B. “Brownie” Futrell Jr., who succeeded his father in the newspaper’s leadership positions, retired on Wednesday after 32 years with the family business. He will have an ownership interest in Washington Newsmedia. Alabama-based Boone owns 37 newspapers in eight states, including North Carolina.

Plans sought for new S.C. cruise terminal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The top executive of the South Carolina State Ports Authority said Thursday he has asked architects to submit design proposals for a new cruise ship passenger terminal to open within two years in Charleston. “Cruises are good for Charleston, and good for the port,” Jim Newsome, Ports Authority president and CEO, said in a news release. “We are firmly committed to manage our cruise business in a way that protects and preserves that character.” In February, the Ports Authority unveiled its plans to renovate an existing building used by BMW for its port operations as a terminal to replace an aging cinderblock structure now almost 40 years old. The building has room for parking and dropping off passengers, avoiding snarls that sometimes occur when cruise ships call. Besides the one-berth terminal, the plan for 63 acres on the waterfront calls for more public water access, allowing someone to walk about four miles down one side of the Charleston peninsula and up the other and, with few exceptions, always see the water. “This is the most important redevelopment opportunity in the Charleston area,” Newsome said. “And it is entirely dependent upon the relocation of the passenger terminal.”

This has been the first yearround cruising season from Charleston. In March, the Celebrity Mercury, was forced to return early on three straight trips from Charleston, plagued by outbreaks of intestinal illness. Two months later, the 2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy arrived in town, becoming the first cruise liner to be based permanently on South Carolina’s coast.

Associated Press

In this photo taken Aug. 16, Sandra Reynolds and co-workers exercise at Trio Clinical Research in Raleigh with Ben Roberts of Foundation Fitness in Greensboro. Roberts teamed up with Strategic Employee Benefit Services, which provides employee benefits, to issue a workplace fitness challenge, and he offered to bring his fitness regime to 1,000 Tar Heels in the Triad and the Triangle in one week.

Fitness trainer takes action An AP Member Exchange By MARY CORNATZER The News & Observer of Raleigh

RALEIGH — We’re fat and lazy in North Carolina — at least that’s what two new studies claim. The Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently ranked the state 10th in the nation in obesity, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just reported that one in four North Carolinians had not exercised in the past month. That translates into a ranking of fourth in the nation for inactivity. Blame the heat, blame air conditioning, blame our move away from agriculture and factory work to cushy sit-on-our-butts office jobs. Blame the office bakers and Southern cooking. You can spend all day blaming and complaining, or you could do something about it. Ben Roberts, owner of Foundation Fitness in Greensboro, decided to do something. He teamed up with Strategic Employee Benefit Services, which provides employee benefits, to issue a workplace fitness challenge, and he offered to bring his fitness regime to 1,000 Tar Heels in the Triad and the Triangle in one week. “I hear ‘I don’t have time in the morning’ and ‘I don’t have time in the evening,’ “ Roberts said. “Or they’ll get frustrated because they’ll go to the gym and don’t know what to do. Just because you go to the gym

Associated Press

Ben Roberts offered to bring his fitness regime to 1,000 Tar Heels in the Triad and the Triangle in one week.

doesn’t mean you’re going to get a workout in.” Roberts spent most of last week on the road between Greensboro and Raleigh. By the end of Wednesday,

Please see Fitness, Page 8A

Eateries cater to fantasy sports players

Analyst: GM plans to sell shares on Nov. 18

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to start trading shares again on Nov. 18, timing that allows the company one more quarter of earnings to build its case to investors, a firm that researches initial public offerings said Thursday. Scott Sweet, the managing partner of IPO Boutique, said GM plans to price the shares on Nov. 17 and begin selling them the next day.

He said the automaker wants to start a two-week a road show to drum up investor interest on Nov. 3, the day after the midterm congressional elections. It’s unclear if the dates have been finalized.

he had met and exercised with 300 workers. His goal was to show people that in just 15 minutes it’s possible to get your heart pumping and start on a path toward a lifestyle change. And that’s what he’s after: a permanent change toward exercise and healthy eating. The benefits for workers: better health, better sleep, less stress. The benefits for companies: lower absenteeism, higher productivity, less turnover. Larger companies in the Triangle rather famously offer a variety of such health and wellness benefits. Cisco, for example, has a state-of-the art gym for employees. SAS has the gym and a company cafeteria that offers healthy lunches. Others such as IBM offer cash incentives for employees to lose weight or stop smoking. Some smaller and midsize companies may think they don’t have the space or money to offer fitness programs for their workers, but Leah Taylor, wellness coordinator for Strategic Employee Benefit Services, said that there are many things smaller employers can do. She works with companies in the Triangle and the Triad and said many of them don’t have a budget for fitness but still manage to make it a priority. “We can have nurses come on site and do cholesterol and blood sugar checks,” she said. “We have health and wellness newsletters with

Associated Press

Brian Sherman, left, uses his laptop to record moves in his team’s fantasy football draft, at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Cincinnati. Some restaurant chains around the country have launched promotional drives to score with dedicated players of the growing pastime.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fantasy football means real business for restaurants, and some big chains have launched promotional drives to score with dedicated players of the growing pastime. Free appetizers, draft kits, meal discounts, gift cards and contests featuring sports celebrities are among lures for “draft parties” in which fantasy players select rosters of NFL players whose talents on the field equal imaginary glory for their fantasy coaches. Dave & Buster’s amenities include a free room, 10 percent off food, and a $20 card to play video and other games. Buffalo Wild Wings throws in $100 in gift cards and Hooters offers “season ticket” coupons totaling $500 with their draft setups. Even as many Americans cut back on restaurant spending during the recession, fantasy football has been increasing as a source of regular customers — at least during the five-month season, which begins Thursday night. Please Fantasy, Page 8A

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The big chains don’t release how much revenue those customers bring in, but they are playing hard to win over the roughly 20 million people in imaginary leagues that test fans’ abilities to pick out players who will be the most productive. The Fantasy Sports Trade Association says the number of fantasy players has been growing at double-digit rates each year. “There’s a huge number of people who get into fantasy football, and there’s a lot of restaurants trying to get them,” said Bob Goldin, at Chicagobased food consultancy Technomic Inc. At a Buffalo Wild Wings near the University of Cincinnati, manager Michelle Gould said she and other managers stay busy with draft party reservations, sometimes sending their overflows to each other. “This is my biggest year yet. It just keeps getting bigger,” she said; a corporate official said the company expects fantasy football clientele to double or even triple this year. At a table decorated with plastic football caps, drink cozies and other regalia, Bryan Sherman hunched over a laptop computer, directing the draft of the 10-player “Real Deal” league using the restaurant’s Wi-Fi. He collected $60 fees that will go the winner at season’s end. NFL players known for helping fantasy “owners” pile up points with their yardage and touchdowns, such as running backs Chris Johnson of Tennessee and Adrian Peterson of Minnesota, went quickly. Drafting slowed down in later rounds as players consulted ratings lists or flipped quickly through football magazines. Meanwhile, the server kept the soft drinks, chicken wings, nachos, and $4.50 tall beers coming. Such draft gatherings typically take two to four hours, and can easily roll up tabs of $100 to $200. Goldin, the analyst, said the football crowd usually buys simple, high-profit items for the restaurants, but the outings aren’t a household budgetbuster. The draft parties are only the start for the foodand-fun chains that usually hit peak business at Super Bowl. “The great thing about the fantasy business is they don’t just come in once,” said Mike McNeil, marketing vice president for Hooters. Also, the players are interested in more than just their hometown NFL teams because the players they drafted are scattered among many teams. “If I’m just a Cincinnati Bengal fan or Minnesota Viking fan, I’m just engaged when they are playing,” said Andrew Varga, chief marketing officer for Louisville-based Papa John’s. “They (fantasy players) have a natural attraction across the whole game day; and Monday nights and Thursday nights. And they stay engaged throughout the season.”

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The first known U.S. outbreak linked to a rare strain of E. coli in ground beef is prompting a fresh look at tougher regulations to protect the nation’s meat supply. Three people in Maine and New York became ill this summer after eating ground beef traced back to a Cargill plant in Wyalusing, Pa. Cargill Meat Solutions, a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based Cargill Inc., recalled about 8,500 pounds of ground beef on Saturday, and regulators warned consumers to throw out frozen meat purchased at BJ’s Wholesale Clubs

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healthy recipes and fitness tips they can use. A lot of small groups have started walking programs. “My role is to educate and make clients aware of what a wellness program can be,” she added. Roberts’ challenge definitely raised awareness at Catering Works, said general manager James Flynn. The Raleigh company has about 35 employees, and everyone from the top down participated in Roberts’ workout last week. Some employees were even joined by family members for 15 minutes of jumping jacks, squats, lunges and the like. Now the company is planning to keep the momentum going. “The rest of the week it’s been the topic of conversation,” Flynn said. “People are walking through the hallway, and they’ll stop and do a squat. Other are saying, ‘My muscles still hurt.’ “ Flynn said company leaders are still discussing what kind of exercise program to offer. It may be as simple as encouraging workers to take a 10-minute break for some warm-ups and

in eight eastern states. The ground beef had a use-by-orfreeze-by date of July 1. Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, who was appointed undersecretary of food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture nine days before the recall, has signaled interest in expanding federal oversight of meat beyond the most prevalent strain of E. coli. “In order to best prevent illnesses and deaths from dangerous E. coli in beef, our policies need to evolve to address a broader range of these pathogens,” Hagen said. The New York Times first reported the USDA interest in jumping jacks or a more formal exercise time at the end of the day. “They taught us exercises that anyone can do anywhere, and that’s what was nice about it,” he said. “You don’t need a gym; you can stand at your desk.” Flynn said there was no doubt that the exercising would continue. He pointed out that many of their workers are doing strenuous work, unloading trucks, setting up tables, standing on their feet for hours at a time while carrying large trays. Helping those workers stay fit and healthy should be part of the company’s benefits, he said. “One of the best benefits we have is that every day we put out lunch for our employees,” he said. “We could have parmesan chicken with sage butter and mashed potatoes on a Monday and the next day salmon or a baked potato bar. ... But with that benefit we realize we need to offer employees a program where they can work the parmesan chicken off.” The employees at Trio Clinical Research already are a fairly fit bunch, but a dozen or so showed up for Roberts’ workout at their office in Raleigh’s Brier Creek. “We had a really good energy.

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federal oversight of other strains of E. coli following the Cargill recall. The federal government currently requires meat plants to test for the most virulent strain of E. coli, O157:H7, which causes an estimated 70,000 illnesses a year. They don’t have to test for six other less common strains of E. coli, including the O26 version that sickened those involved the Cargill recall. Industry officials said tests aren’t widely available to detect the other strains of E. coli. They also said more testing isn’t the most effective way to keep meat safe. ... It got our heart rates up, and I think that always makes people feel better,” said Mary Cunningham, a human resources assistant. Cunningham said some employees use their lunch break to run or hike in nearby Umstead Park. She thinks that Roberts’ visit may inspire a few others to stay on the fitness track. Roberts’ own story might provide inspiration as well. Four years ago, he weighed 290 pounds with 27 percent body fat. His pants had a 42-inch waist. He would go on diets and lose 20 pounds only to regain 30. A physical was his wake-up call. He went to a boot camp and was told, “If you’re just here for six weeks to lose some weight, leave now.” His trainer’s desire was for campers to make permanent changes in their lifestyle. “Something clicked,” he said. He hopes his challenge week will have that affect on others. “In every company I’ve been to, it’s the reluctant ones - the ones who came because their boss told them to - who are the ones that ask, ‘Hey, when can you come back?’

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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Icelike crystals had formed Saturday on the 300-ton blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, forcing BP crews to wait before they could safely hoist the device to the surface. The hydrates — which caused the oil giant problems when the company was trying to contain the oil spilling into the Gulf — need to melt because they are combustible. Crews must take care not to damage the device, which is considered a key piece of evidence in the spill investigation. “We don’t want to lift it and risk an uncontrolled release of gas because that’s inherently dangerous,” Darin Hilton, the captain of the Helix Q4000 vessel that’s raising the device with a giant crane, told The Associated Press. The AP was the only news outlet with a print reporter and photographer on board the ship. The device would be lifted the final 500 feet to the surface once it was assured the hydrates had dissipated. It was not an unexpected delay, Hilton said. Before the stop, it had been painstakingly raised at a rate of about 450 feet to 500 feet per hour. Marvin Morrison, BP’s wellsite leader aboard the Q4000, said workers aren’t just waiting for the hydrates to melt normally. Men in red jumpsuits and white hardhats could be seen on the deck using enormous wrench-like tools to turn dials on pipes that were dousing the blowout preventer with warm seawater to speed up the melting. Hydrates form when gases such as methane mix with water under high pressure and cold temperatures. The crystals caused BP PLC problems in May, when the company tried to place a 100-ton, four-story dome over the leak to contain it. One man on the deck in a white cage with glass windows is using a

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Conrad used his pencil like a weapH H on. 80s 100s His long lines and jagged angles 90s 90s seemed to point directly at the leaders he deemed charlatans and fools in need of deflating. L H In a career of more than 50 years he won three Pulitzer Prizes, made Richard Nixon’s enemies list and ruined Ronald Reagan’s breakfast. The political cartoonist with an unmistakable style died at 86 Saturday at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes surrounded by his family, his son David Conrad said. The death was from natural causes, joystick to guide the crane holding David Conrad said, but he did not the blowout preventer upward. It offer specifics. will ultimately be raised through a Paul Conrad took on U.S. presilarge hatch in the underbelly of the dents from Harry S. Truman to Q4000 up to the top deck, where it George W. Bush, mostly in the Los will then be placed on what is essen- Angeles Times, where he worked for tially a huge, metal holding device 30 years and helped the newspaper called a shipping skid. raise its national profile. The device likely wouldn’t be hoistHe was fierce in his liberalism and ed onto the vessel until sometime expressed it with a stark, powerful Saturday evening. visual style. There are 137 people aboard the ship, including FBI agents who Southern California political junkare waiting to take possession of ies for decades would start their day the device after its mile-long joureither outraged or delighted at a ney. It will eventually be taken to a Conrad drawing. NASA facility in Michoud, La., to The Times said in a Saturday story be analyzed. The 50-foot device was that its longtime publisher came to detached from the wellhead Friday afternoon. Another blowout preven- expect that his breakfast would be interrupted by an angry phone call ter had successfully been placed on the blown-out well. Officials wanted from then-governor Reagan or wife a new blowout preventer to deal with Nancy, peeved by a Conrad cartoon that made them look foolish. any pressure that is caused when a Conrad’s favorite target was Nixon. relief well BP has been drilling interAt the time of the president’s resigsects the blown-out well. nation, Conrad drew Nixon’s helicopOnce that intersection occurs ter leaving the White House with the sometime after Labor Day, BP is caption: “One flew over the cuckoo’s expected to use mud and cement nest.” to plug the blown-out well for good from the bottom. The April 20 “He always said he was most proud explosion aboard the Deepwater of being on Nixon’s enemies list,” Horizon killed 11 workers and led to David Conrad said. 206 million gallons of oil spewing In a 2006 interview with The from BP’s undersea well. Associated Press, Conrad compared Investigators know the explohis favorite target to then-president sion was triggered by a bubble of George W. Bush. methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill col“I felt two ways about Nixon. First, umn, expanding quickly as it burst how did an idiot like that become through several seals and barriers president,” said Conrad, a Cedar before igniting. Rapids, Iowa, native. But they don’t know exactly how or “And, secondly, how soon can we why the gas escaped. And they don’t get rid of him. Almost the same know why the blowout preventer thing applies to Bush.” One of didn’t seal the well pipe at the sea Conrad’s final images showed Bush bottom after the eruption, as it was as Sisyphus, rolling a huge boulder supposed to. labeled “Iraq” up a hill. While the device didn’t close — or Democratic politicians weren’t safe may have closed partially — hearings from his barbs either. have produced no clear picture of why it didn’t plug the well. After Jimmy Carter admitted that 90s

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This undated file photo provided by the Huntington Library/Independent Television Service shows cartoonist Paul Conrad at his drawing board. Conrad, the political cartoonist who won three Pulitzer Prizes and used his pencil to poke at politicians for more than 50 years, died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

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at times he had “lusted in his heart,” Conrad drew him mentally undressing the Statue of Liberty. Conrad and his identical twin James were born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1924, the sons of a railroad worker who dabbled in art. The Times said Conrad later joked that his first political cartoon was a scrawl on the bathroom wall at his elementary school. After serving in the Pacific during World War II in the Army Corps of Engineers, he majored in art at the University of Iowa, and an old family friend convinced him to draw cartoons for the college paper. His first job after college was at the Denver Post, where he worked for 14 years before moving to Los Angeles. Conrad worked in the heyday of political cartoonists, and he was among the elite. His total of three Pulitzers is matched by just two other cartoonists in the Post-World War II era. By late in his life, only a small number of newspapers had cartoonists on staff, and many of them had abandoned the traditional single-panel image for a comic-strip approach that Conrad disdained. “It’s dialogue, long conversations, from one panel to another,” Conrad told the AP. “Some have a political point but when you get finished reading them you knew that in the beginning. So what am I doing reading ’em?” Conrad’s drawings were anything but busy or complex. They were always a single panel and often a single figure, rendered in sharp, long lines that made his subjects look bony and sometimes sinister. He rarely used dialogue and kept words to a minimum. “Conrad’s work is immediate. “It’s high impact. There’s emotion in it. If he were a boxer, he’d be giving body blows,” Denver Post cartoonist Mike Keefe told the AP in 2006. And despite the humor in a lot of his work, Conrad’s style had a seriousness that other cartoonists lacked. As narrator in a PBS documentary on Conrad, Tom Brokaw said: “Every line he draws cries out to the powers that be, ’We’re watching you.”’ In addition to David, Paul Conrad is survived by another son, two daughters, and his wife of more than 60 years, Kay. Memorial plans were still uncertain, David Conrad said.

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Death toll rises to 65 in attack on Pakistanis

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a Pakistani Taliban suicide attack on a Shiite Muslim procession rose to 65 Saturday as critically wounded people died in hospitals, while a suspected U.S. missile strike killed seven insurgents in a restive tribal area. About 150 people were wounded and some remained in critical condition after the bombing Friday in the southwestern city of Quetta, police official Mohammed Sultan said. The attack was the second in a week against Shiites for which the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility. A triple suicide bombing

Wednesday killed 35 people at a Shiite ceremony in the eastern city of Lahore. “Our war is against American and Pakistani security forces, but Shiites are also our target because they, too, are our enemies,” Pakistani Taliban commander Qari Hussain Mehsud told The Associated Press. He said he was proud the U.S. had added the Pakistani Taliban to its international terrorism blacklist Wednesday and threatened attacks in coming days in the U.S. and Europe. “We will prove that we have ability to strike right in their countries,”

Mehsud said. Shiite leaders blamed the government for failing to protect them and called a general strike in Quetta, where all schools were closed for a day of mourning. Shiites make up an estimated 20 percent of the population in the mostly Sunni Muslim country, although figures are imprecise and disputed. Long-standing sectarian violence in Pakistan, particularly against Shiites, has been exacerbated by the rise of the Sunni extremist Taliban and al-Qaida movements. Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the Taliban, al-Qaida and the

outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group were working together to destabilize Pakistan. “They are infidels,” he told reporters in Islamabad. Meanwhile, two U.S. missiles fired from unmanned aircraft hit a house and a vehicle Saturday evening in a village near Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region, officials said. The attack killed seven militants, four of them foreigners, they added. The two intelligence officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information to the media.

Shoes, eggs hurled at Blair in Dublin signing

DUBLIN (AP) — Protesters hurled shoes and eggs Saturday at Tony Blair who held the first public signing of his memoir amid high security in Ireland’s capital. Hundreds more people lined up to have their books autographed — evidence that the divisions left by Blair’s decade as British leader have yet to heal. Blair’s new book, “A Journey,” is a best-seller, but it has angered opponents of his policies, especially the 2003 invasion of Iraq. About 200 demonstrators chanted that Blair had

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Off The Wall Scott Bowers

Wisdom of the old Owl One of the hardest jobs a person can have is being a business owner. Owning your own business is filled with rewards and the possibility of riches; but it also comes with loads of responsibilities, stress and challenges often unseen or unplanned for. In sports, owners are often portrayed, or perceived, as the villain, the moron, the rich kid, or, in rare cases, a lion of the community. It is the owner that must make calls on hiring and firing the men (sorry ladies, but professional sports are nearly 100 percent male dominated organizations), who stock a team with talent and coach that talent. Hire the wrong guy to draft for your NFL team and suddenly you’re losing more often than you’re winning. Hire the wrong guy to coach your NFL team and suddenly you’re losing more often than you’re winning. But, there is another layer to being a team owner — regardless of whether it is football, baseball, basketball or professional Jumanji teams. And that is public perception. Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks) is viewed very differently than say, Bob McNair (Houston Texans). In North Carolina, Jerry Richardson, owner of the Panthers, is generally respected and liked. Remember George Shinn? Yeah, not so much love here in the Tarheel state for Mr. Shinn, who owned the Charlotte Hornets. With the resignation of Forest City Owls General Manager James Wolfe, owner Ken and Bette Silver had tough choices to make. The Owls, who are clearly a success on the field of play, have been successful financially. The team led the league in attendance in 2008, finished second in 2009 and, according to Wolfe, finished third in average attendance in 2010. The Silver’s challenge will be to find someone who understands our community and the things that might drive folks to come out to the old ballpark to take in a game. Ours is not a community driven by young 20-somethings with loads of disposable income. Most of our 20-somethings have moved to Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Charlotte or other ‘hip’ places to live, work or attend college. Many of our other 20-somethings are young parents working 40 hours a week to make the light bill, the rent or mortgage payment. When you have kids in diapers, going to a ball game is a luxury not a necessity. That leaves a more mature crowd from which to pull into the beautiful grounds of McNair Field. Finding out what these people want out of their baseball experience will be critical for the Silvers and new managing partner, Jesse Cole. To simply assume that beer, hot dogs and baseball is enough is to, perhaps, not understand Forest City and Rutherford County. Fans are not always right. Fans often see things only from the prism of winning and losing, but they are still paying customers and they deserve to be respected. The 2011 Forest City Owls success, in the stands, depends on the choices the Silvers and Cole make from here. Misunderstanding our community will be a mistake.

R-S Central’s Johnny Hunt comes up with an interception during the football game against Polk County Friday. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier

Mixed results on gridiron By SCOTT BOWERS Daily Courier Sports Editor

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Chase’s Thomas Camp (29) looks to throw a block for teammate Tyler Gaffney (3) during the football game against Bessemer City Friday.

FOREST CITY — As the calendar turned from August into September, Rutherford County prep football teams doubled its 2010 win total in one night. Two previously winless programs, Chase and East Rutherford, earned first wins with dominating ground attacks, while R-S Central and Thomas Jefferson committed multiple turnovers in losing efforts. The Trojans’ Flex-option offense worked to wear down and wear out the Yellow Jackets of Bessemer City, Friday. Chase rolled up 461 yards on the ground in their 42-12 win. “This community has been fantastic in their support for our football team,” said Chase Head Coach Daniel Bailey. “We had Rodney McSwain come out and speak before the game and I think having another former Chase, former NFL player talk to the kids really helps.” The Cavaliers simply rode the A-Train Please see Prep Report, Page 4B

Escalera Leads Trojans To The Finish Line Chase’s cross country team ran in the South Carolina Cross Country Eye Opener at the Milliken Center in Spartanburg, SC, Saturday. The Trojans finished 12th in the championship race out of 30 high schools participating. Chase’s top runners were Rene Escalera (center), who finished 14th with a time of 18:18; Ben Cole, who finished 38th with a time of 19:05; Victor Fabian finished 51st with 19:23; Josh Parks 84th with a 20:04; and Caleb Scoggins 131st with a time of 21:07. Contributed Photo

Panthers cut DT Tyler, QB Cantwell CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have cut defensive tackle Tank Tyler, receiver Kenny Moore and quarterback Hunter Cantwell in a series of moves to get to 53 players for the regular season. Receiver Trent Guy and seventh-round pick R.J. Stanford were also let go on Saturday. The Panthers placed guard Duke Robinson, special-teamer Aaron Francisco and offensive linemen C.J. Davis on injured reserve. Tyler was perhaps the biggest surprise. Acquired last year from Kansas City for a fifth-round pick, Tyler came into training camp expected to be a starter after Carolina’s offseason overhaul of the defensive line. But he was outplayed by Derek Landri and others in the preseason. Cantwell was let go after Carolina decided on Tony Pike as their No. 3 quarterback. The decision to release Moore is sure Associated Press to surprise fans as well. Moore, a Wake Carolina Panthers quarterback Hunter Cantwell is sacked by Baltimore Ravens Forest product, has shown steady devel- defensive tackle Kelly Talavou and defensive end Paul Kruger during the second opment over two seasons, as well as half of an NFL preseason football game in Baltimore, Thursday Aug. 12, 2010. steady hands.

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Scoreboard BASEBALL National League East Division W L Pct Atlanta 78 57 .578 Philadelphia 77 58 .570 Florida 68 65 .511 New York 66 70 .485 Washington 57 78 .422 Central Division W L Pct Cincinnati 78 56 .582 St. Louis 70 62 .530 Houston 62 72 .463 Milwaukee 62 72 .463 Chicago 59 77 .434 Pittsburgh 45 89 .336 West Division W L Pct San Diego 76 57 .571 San Francisco 74 61 .548 Colorado 70 64 .522 Los Angeles 69 66 .511 Arizona 56 79 .415

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Clemson’s Kyle Parker throws against North Texas during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C., Saturday.

Running duo leads Clemson past N. Texas

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper each scored twice for Clemson in a 35-10 victory over North Texas on Saturday that showed there’s life for the Tigers without ACC player of the year C.J. Spiller. In the season opener for both teams, Ellington got things going with a 60-yard scoring run on Clemson’s second snap just 16 seconds into the game. He added a 14-yard run in the third quarter. Harper caught an 8-yard touchdown pass seconds before halftime. He ended the scoring for the Tigers with a 3-yard run.

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Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 7, N.Y. Mets 6 Philadelphia 1, Milwaukee 0 Pittsburgh 8, Washington 5 Florida 6, Atlanta 1 St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 2 Arizona 4, Houston 3 Colorado 4, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 4, San Francisco 2 Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 1 Colorado 6, San Diego 2 Milwaukee at Philadelphia, late Washington at Pittsburgh, late Atlanta 2, Florida 0 Houston at Arizona, late San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, late Sunday’s Games Atlanta (Minor 3-0) at Florida (Sanabia 3-2), 12:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Ra.Wolf 10-10) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 9-7), 1:35 p.m. Washington (Marquis 1-7) at Pittsburgh (Morton 1-10), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-2) at St. Louis (C.Carpenter 14-5), 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 8-7) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 12-9), 2:20 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 5-4) at San Diego (Richard 12-6), 4:05 p.m. Houston (Happ 5-2) at Arizona (R.Lopez 5-12), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 9-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 10-11), 8 p.m. Monday’s Games Florida at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m., 1st game N.Y. Mets at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Houston at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct 86 50 .632 83 51 .619 76 59 .563 69 66 .511 49 86 .363 Central Division W L Pct Minnesota 78 57 .578 Chicago 74 60 .552 Detroit 67 68 .496 Kansas City 56 78 .418 Cleveland 54 81 .400 West Division W L Pct Texas 75 59 .560 Oakland 66 68 .493 Los Angeles 65 70 .481 Seattle 53 82 .393

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Ellington ended with 122 yards and Harper 102, the first time Clemson’s had two rushers top the century mark since its “Thunder and Lightning” combo of James Davis and Spiller accomplished it against Maryland in 2007. North Texas has lost its past five games. Spiller was Clemson’s do-everything star a year ago and the only player in Division I to score a touchdown in each game. He finished as the ACC’s leader in all-purpose yardage, was sixth in Heisman Trophy voting and has continued his stellar run as a Buffalo Bills’ rookie.

It appears he left Clemson’s backfield in capable hands. Ellington showed that early when he went 60 yards on Clemson’s second snap for a touchdown just 16 seconds in. He added a 14-yard scoring run in the third quarter. Harper got his turn to shine toward the end of the first half with a 17-yard run to set up a firstand-goal situation, then ended the drive with an 8-yard touchdown catch. Harper capped his day with a 3-yard scoring run that ended the Tigers scoring. Quarterback Kyle Parker added two touchdowns passes, including a 70-yarder to Brandon Clear. Not everything clicked with Clemson’s offense. It was outgained by North Texas 234-228 in the first 30 minutes and ran 20 plays to the Mean Green’s 45.

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Friday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Toronto 3 Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 1 Chicago White Sox at Boston, ppd., rain Detroit 9, Kansas City 5, 11 innings Minnesota 4, Texas 3 Oakland 8, L.A. Angels 0 Seattle 1, Cleveland 0 Saturday’s Games Chicago White Sox 3, Boston 1, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 7, Toronto 5 Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 1 Minnesota 12, Texas 4 Baltimore 8, Tampa Bay 4 Chicago White Sox at Boston, late, 2nd game Detroit at Kansas City, late Cleveland at Seattle, late Sunday’s Games Toronto (Cecil 11-7) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 16-6), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 12-10) at Boston (Beckett 4-4), 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 11-9) at Baltimore (Tillman 1-4), 1:35 p.m. Detroit (Galarraga 4-5) at Kansas City (Davies 6-9), 2:10 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 14-5) at Minnesota (Blackburn 8-9), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 14-9) at Oakland (Mazzaro 6-7), 4:05 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 3-2) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 10-10), 4:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

Jamie McMurray wins Nationwide race


HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Jamie McMurray’s first win of the season is making Kyle Busch wait for another try at Nationwide Series history. McMurray held off Busch to win the Great Clips 300 Nationwide Series race Saturday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch, trying to become the first driver in the 28-year history of the Nationwide Series to win 11 races in a season, fell short in his late efforts to catch McMurray.

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Thursday’s Games Minnesota at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Oakland at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Denver at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at New England, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Baltimore at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 10:15 p.m.

RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup Emory Healthcare 500 Lineup (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 187.38. 2. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 187.07. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 187.063. 4. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 186.881. 5. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 186.881. 6. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 186.818. 7. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 186.711. 8. (42) J. Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 186.711. 9. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 186.692. 10. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 186.667. 11. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 186.234. 12. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 186.171. 13. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 186.128. 14. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 186.04. 15. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 185.978. 16. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 185.972. 17. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 185.238. 18. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 184.911. 19. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 184.892. 20. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 184.757. 21. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 184.726. 22. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 184.671. 23. (46) Mike McDowell, Chevrolet, 184.603. 24. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 184.572. 25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 184.437. 26. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 184.431. 27. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 184.333. 28. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 184.29. 29. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 184.272. 30. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 184.186. 31. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 184.143. 32. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 184.058. 33. (83) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 183.503. 34. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 183.097. 35. (26) Patrick Carpentier, Ford, 183.055. 36. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 183.043. 37. (38) Dave Blaney, Ford, 182.982. 38. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 182.904. 39. (55) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 182.88. 40. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 182.38. 41. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (7) Kevin Conway, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 182.326.

TRANSACTIONS Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL National League FLORIDA MARLINS_Selected the contracts of C Mike Rivera and RHP Adalberto Mendez from New Orleans (PCL). Placed INF Donnie Murphy and RHP Ricky Nolasco on the 60-day DL. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MILWAUKEE BUCKS_Signed F Darington Hobson. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS_Released QB Matt Leinart, LB Stevie Baggs, TE Anthony Becht, LB Monty Beisel, LB Cody Brown, DE Jeremy Clark, DE John Fletcher, CB Trevor Ford, WR Ed Gant, OT Herman Johnson, WR Mike Jones, WR Onrea Jones, CB Justin Miller, G Jonathan Palmer, OT Tom Pestock, FB Charles Scott and WR Isaiah Williams. Waived-injured LB Chris Johnson and RB Alfonso Smith. ATLANTA FALCONS_Released CB Chevis Jackson, TE Robbie Agnone, WR Troy Bergeron, WR Tim Buckley, RB Dimitri Nance, C Blake Schlueter, WR Andy Strickland, WR Ryan Wolfe, TE Keith Zinger, S Rafael Bush, S Eric Brock, CB Dominique Daniels, LB Weston Johnson, DE Maurice Lucas, DE Emmanuel Stephens, G Jose Valdez and LB Bear Woods. Terminated the contracts of FB Dan Klecko and C Brett Romberg. Waived-injured WR Brandyn Harvey. BALTIMORE RAVENS_Placed S Ed Reed on the reserve-physically unable to perform list. Released QB Troy Smith, K Shayne Graham and WR Demetrius Williams. Placed OL David Hale, OL Ramon Harewood, OL Stefan Rodgers and NT Kelly Talavou on injured reserve. Traded LB Antwan Barnes to Philadelphia for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick. BUFFALO BILLS_Released WR James Hardy, WR Chad Jackson, G Kirk Chambers, QB Levi Brown, RB Chad Simpson, RB Joique Bell and FB Corey McIntyre. Waived-injured TE Derek Schouman. Placed S Jon Corto on the reserve-

physically unable to perform list. CAROLINA PANTHERS_Released QB Hunter Cantwell, DT Tank Tyler, WR Kenny Moore, WR Trent Guy and DB R.J. Stanford. Placed G Duke Robinson, S Aaron Francisco and OL C.J. Davis on injured reserve. CINCINNATI BENGALS_Terminated the contracts of WR Matt Jones, LB Abdul Hodge. Released K Dave Rayner, G Isaac Sowells, S Marvin White, DT Orien Harris, S Kyries Hebert, TE Chase Coffman, TE Darius Hill, RB James Johnson, DT Clinton McDonald, S Rico Murray, WR Maurice Purify, WR Dezmon Briscoe, G Otis Hudson, S Jeromy Miles, OT Gabriel Manns, S Jeromy Miles, LB Vincent Rey, OT Chris Rodgers, CB Johnny Sears and FB Joe Tronzo. Waived-injured FB Fui Vakapuna. DALLAS COWBOYS_Released CB Jamar Wall, OT Will Barker OG Travis Bright, DE Marcus Dixon, RB Herb Donaldson, TE DajLeon Farr, CB Cletis Gordon, WR Jesse Holley, WR Manny Johnson, OLB Curtis Johnson, CB Bryan McCann, RB Lonyae Miller, LB Steve Octavien, TE Jason Pociask, TE Martin Rucker, DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, LB Brandon Sharpe, DE Junior Siavii, OL Mike Tepper, CB Jamar Wall and CB Teddy Williams. DENVER BRONCOS_Acquired TE Dan Gronkowski from Detroit for CB Alphonso Smith. Placed LB Elvis Dumervil and WR Brandon Stokley on injured reserve and and DL Ben Garland on the reserve/military list. Released TE Marquez Branson, DE Jarvis Green, LB Darrell Reid, LB Kevin Alexander, LB Worrell Williams, WR Britt Davis, TE Riar Greer, S Kyle McCarthy, DL Jeff Stehle and OL Seth Olsen. HOUSTON TEXANS_Signed RB Derrick Ward. Released RB Chris Henry, RB Jeremiah Johnson K Kris Brown, CB Jacques Reeves, QB John David Booty, FB Jack Corcoran, TE Derek Fine, LB Isaiah Greenhouse, LB Will Patterson, OL Brett Helms, OL Steve Maneri, OL Cole Pemberton, OL Adam Stenavich, OL Chris White, WR Derrick Townsel, WR Bobby Williams, DL DelJuan Robinson, DL Malcolm Sheppard, DL Mitch Unrein, CB Mark Parson and S Torri Williams. Placed WR Andre Davis on injured reserve. Placed TE Anthony Hill on the physically unable to perform list. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS_Acquired DB Justin Tryon from Washington for an undisclosed draft choice. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Released S Gerald Alexander. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS_Signed S Jarrad Page. Released TE Leroy Banks, WR Rich Gunnell, OL Lemuel Jeanpierre, OT Ikechuku Ndukwe, CB Mike Richardson, LB John Russell and G Dan Santucci. MIAMI DOLPHINS_Released QB Pat White, WR Patrick Turner, LB J.D. Folsom, LB Austin Spitler, LB Erik Walden, LB Chris McCoy, DL Ryan Baker, DL Lionel Dotson, DL Montavious Stanley, DB Kevin Hobbs, DB Ross Weaver, DB Nate Ness, DB Jonathon Amaya, WR Julius Pruitt, FB Rolly Lumbala, OL Donald Thomas, OL Andrew Gardner, OL Andrew Hartline and OL Ray Feinga. Terminated the contract of TE David Martin. MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Released S Colt Anderson, G Thomas Austin, G Adrian Battles, WR Taye Biddle, WR Freddie Brown, T Patrick Brown, T Chris Clark, FB Ryan D’Imperio, WR Marquis Hamilton, RB Ian Johnson, DT Tremaine Johnson, K Rhys Lloyd, TE Garrett Mills, DE Mike Montgomery, WR Logan Payne, T Drew Radovich, CB Marcus Sherels, LB Nate Triplett, WR Javon Walker and CB DeAndre Wright. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS_Placed S Darren Sharper and LB Clint Ingram on the physicallyunable-to-perform list and LB Jonathan Casillas on the injured reserve. Released NEW YORK GIANTS_Released DT Jay Alford, QB Rhett Bomar, TE Bear Pascoe, DE Tommie Hill, DT Dwayne Hendricks, DT Nate Collins, CB Seth Williams, S John Busing, S Matt O’Hanlon, S Sha’reff Rashad, QB Dominic Randolph, RB Gartrell Johnson, RB Andre Brown, FB Jerome Johnson, WR Tim Brown, TE Scott Chandler, C Jim Cordle, OT Dennis Landolt, OT Jacob Bender and OT Herb Taylor. Waived-injured DE Alex Hall and CB Courtney Brown. Terminated the contracts of OL Guy Whimper and WR Derek Hagan. NEW YORK JETS_Placed WR Santonio Holmes on the reserve-suspended list. Released S Emanuel Cook, FB Jason Davis, C Robby Felix, S Keith Fitzhugh, LB Ricky Foley, WR Brooks Foster, T Dan Gay, LB Tim Knicky, DE Jason Lamb, LB Boris Lee, LB Joshua Mauga, LB Cory Reamer, LB Brashton Satele, DB Bo Smith, DL Ty Steinkuhler, G Charlie Tanner, WR Larry Taylor, G Chet Teofilo, DT Martin Tevaseu, T Michael Turkovich and S Donovan Warren.

OAKLAND RAIDERS_Released DE Jay Richardson, C Chris Morris, WR Todd Watkins, WR Shaun Bodiford, S Jerome Boyd, QB Colt Brennan, DL Chris Cooper, DL Alex Daniels, DL Grayson Gunheim, DL William Joseph, FB Luke Lawton, FB Manase Tonga, LB David Nixon, LB Slade Norris, TE John Owens, OL Alex Parsons, OL Brandon Rodd, DB Joe Porter, CB Joe Thomas and K Swayze Waters. PITTSBURGH STEELERS_Released C Justin Hartwig, KR-PR Stefan Logan, OL Kraig Urbik, CB Joe Burnett, FB Frank Summers, DL Sunny Harris, DL Steve McLendon, DL Doug Worthington, LB Patrick Bailey, WR Tyler Grisham and S Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Announced the retirement of offensive line coach Alex Gibbs. Placed OT Ray Willis the injured reserve list and LB Leroy Hill on the reserve-suspended list. Released S Jamar Adams, CB Marcus Brown, C Jeff Byers, G Mitch Erickson, CB Cord Parks, LB Joe Pawelek, T Jacob Phillips, DT Quinn Pitcock, RB Louis Rankin, DE Rob Rose, T Joe Toledo and TE Nick Tow-Arnett. Terminated the contracts of DT Amon Gordon, LB Tyjuan Hagler, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR Brandon Jones, QB J.P. Losman, WR Ruvell Martin and DE James Wyche. Terminated reserve-injured DT Jonathan Lewis. Waived-injured DE Nick Reed. ST. LOUIS RAMS_Placed S Kevin Payne and OT Eric Young on the injured reserve list. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Released WR Michael Clayton, CB Brandon Anderson, CB Derrick Robinson, CB Trae Williams, QB Jevan Snead, RB Carlos Brown, FB Rendrick Taylor, OL Marc Dile, OT Xavier Fulton, S Vince Anderson, TE Jeron Mastrud, TE Ryan Purvis, DE James Ruffin, DE George Johnson, LB Rico McCoy, LB Lee Robinson, C Donovan Raiola, DT Dre Moore and DT Carlton Powell. Waivedinjured C Jonathan Compas. Placed OT Demar Dotson on injured reserve and CB Aqib Talib on the reserve/suspended list. TENNESSEE TITANS_Released QB Chris Simms, S Myron Rolle, RB Samkon Gado, DE Raheem Brock CB Tye Hill, DE Eric Bakhtiari, DE Chris Harrington, FB Jed Collins, WR Paul Williams, WR Dominique Edison, DT David Howard, DT Joe Joseph, OT Michael Toudouze, OT Nevin McCaskill, RB Alvin Pearman, TE Steven Pfahler, TE Sean Ryan, LB Patrick Trahan, and C Kevin Matthews.

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No. 4 Gators open with a win GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Demps had a long scoring run, John Brantley added a fluky touchdown pass late and No. 4 Florida overcame an error-filled game to beat Miami (Ohio) 34-12 Saturday. The Gators (1-0) used four interceptions, several red-zone stops and two late touchdowns to avoid a meltdown. The bigger story was Florida’s anemic offense — the one quarterback John Brantley had hoped to “keep rolling” after waiting three years behind Tim Tebow. There were fumbles, bad snaps, poor throws, several penalties and possibly more frustration in The Swamp than ever before. Brantley completed 17 of 25 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 10-yarder to Omarius Hines that was the offense’s longest play of the Associated Press day until Demps’ got loose for a 72-yard run in the fourth. North Carolina State’s Dean Haynes (29) fends off Brantley also had a 25-yard TD Western Carolina’s Brandon Vaught (40) during the first half against Western Carolina, Saturday, at Carter- pass to Chris Rainey with 1:21 Finley Stadium. remaining. That fourth-down pass bounced off a teammate.

Mountaineers rally for win

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Quarterback DeAndre Presley scooped up a fumble by Matt Cline after completing a pass to him and ran it in from 33 yards out, capping a 28-point Appalachian State fourth quarter in a 42-41 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday. Chattanooga got within a point on a 3-yard run by quarterback B.J. Coleman with 51 seconds left. The Mocs tried for a 2-point conversion, but Coleman’s pass was incomplete and Appalachian State recovered an onside kickoff. Presley completed 22 of 29 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns for the Mountaineers. Coleman was 23-for-37, also for 340 yards, and threw for three touchdowns for the Mocs. Trailing 35-14 one play into the fourth quarter, the Mountaineers scored three touchdowns in a 3:53 span, getting the ball back one time on a fumbled kickoff return and again when Coleman fumbled after a sack.

No. 5 Texas 34, Rice 17 HOUSTON (AP) — Tre’ Newton ran for three touchdowns, while quarterback Garrett Gilbert was up and down in his first college start for Texas. Gilbert, who threw four interceptions filling in for Colt McCoy in the loss to Alabama in the BCS title game, didn’t turn the ball over in this one.

No. 9 Iowa 37, Eastern Illinois 7 IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Adam Robinson ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns in the first half for Iowa. Senior Ricky Stanzi threw for 229 yards and a touchdown for the Hawkeyes (1-0).

No. 11 Oregon 72, New Mexico 0

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Kenjon Barner replaced suspended runThe Citadel 56, Chowan 14 ning back LaMichael James for CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Matt Oregon and ran for a careerThompson threw three touchdowns and ran for high 147 yards and four touchanother to help The Citadel defeat Chowan 56-14 downs before catching another on Saturday. score. In their season opener, the Bulldogs scored first Quarterback Darron Thomas, with a 7-yard interception return by senior defen- making his debut at starter for sive back Cortez Allen on the Hawks (0-2) first Oregon (1-0), completed 13 of play from scrimmage. 23 passes for 220 yards and two Following an interception by Bulldogs linebacker touchdowns. Jordon Glaspie, Thompson shortly followed with a 34-yard touchdown pass to wideout Alex Carr to No. 16 Georgia Tech 41, put the Bulldogs up 14-0. South Carolina State 10 The Citadel’s lead increased to 21-0 after Demarrio Sims blocked a 21-yard field goal ATLANTA (AP) — attempt before Demetrius Jackson recovered the Quarterback Joshua Nesbitt ran football, returning it 74 yards for a score. Jackson added a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown later in the second quarter.

Charleston Southern 41, North Greenville 31

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A.J. Toscano threw for four touchdowns and DeMarcus Moon ran for two scores to lead Charleston Southern to a 41-31 win over North Greenville on Saturday. In their season opener, the Buccaneers trailed 9-0 after North Greenville’s Isaiah Johnson returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown with 6:17 left in the first quarter. Charleston Southern answered with 20 straight points, capped by Moon’s 2-yard rushing score. The Crusaders (0-2) closed the gap to 20-17 when Idris Anderson scored on a 46-yard run. But Charleston Southern pulled away as Toscano threw three touchdown passes, his last coming on a 33-yarder to Kwame Krakue, to put the Buccaneers ahead 41-17 in the fourth. Toscano, who completed 17 of 26 passes for 223 yards, also connected with Anthony Chalmers for a 32-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Moon carried 10 times for 43 yards.

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Georgia defenders Kwarne Geathers (99), Jeremy Longo (53) and Chase Vasser bring down Louisiana Lafayette running back Aaron Spikes, bottom, during the football game Saturday, in Athens, Ga.

for 130 yards and three touchdowns and Roddy Jones added two scoring runs for Georgia Tech. With last year’s top receiver Demaryius Thomas and top rusher Jonathan Dwyer gone to the NFL, Nesbitt kept the offense moving despite his inability to establish a passing game. Nesbitt was only 1-for-6 passing for 8 yards with an interception in the Yellow Jackets’ run-based option offense.

No. 19 Penn St. 44, Youngstown St. 14 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman Rob Bolden threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns and Chaz Powell had a 100-yard kickoff return for a score for Penn State.

No. 20 Florida St. 59, Samford 6 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)

No. 23 Georgia 55, Louisiana-Lafayette 7 ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Aaron Murray passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in his first college game to lead Georgia. Despite the absence of top receiver A.J. Green, Murray completed 16 of 24 passes for 194 yards. Kris Durham caught two TD passes.

No. 25 West Virginia 31, Coastal Carolina 0 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Geno Smith threw two touchdown passes and Noel Devine rushed for 111 yards and a score for West Virginia.

Gardner-Webb slugs Brevard By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

BOILING SPRINGS — Saturday’s game between Gardner-Webb and Brevard did not feature any jaw-dropping catches or bone-crushing hits, as the contest flew by at a two hour and eighteen minute pace. Even so, the Bulldogs overcame injuries to their top two running backs to slog past the Tornadoes, 28-14, to open the season with a win.

Gardner-Webb wasted little time getting on the board as Jordan Woods recovered a fumble on Brevard’s first offensive snap at the Tornado 30-yard line. Three plays later, GWU was in North Carolina State 48, Western Carolina 7 the end zone when Kenny Little scampered in from ten yards out RALEIGH (AP) — Russell Wilson passed for to make the score 7-0. 306 yards and four touchdowns to help North The visitors employed a triple Carolina State defeat Western Carolina 48-7 on option attack that allowed them Saturday night. to penetrate all the way to the Wilson completed 21 of 31 passes, engineering Bulldog 2. But on a fourth down seven consecutive scoring drives as the Wolfpack play, Evan Short tried through won their season opener for the first time in four tries under coach Tom O’Brien. N.C. State, which scored three points in its previous two season openers combined, enjoyed its highest scoring output in a first game since a 59-20 win over Western Carolina in 2003. T.J. Graham posted career highs with six receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns — all in the first half — for the Wolfpack. Western Carolina dropped to 0-26 all time against current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Catamounts went 87 yards on 10 plays to score a touchdown on the game’s first possession, but amassed just 102 yards on 39 plays the rest of the game.

the middle and was tackled for a loss and the ball was turned over on downs. Juanne Blount set up GWU’s next score on a 65-yard jaunt up the left side. Jon Rock plunged in from a yard out on the quarterback sneak three plays later to make the score 14-0 with 8:25 left in the 1st quarter. From there, the Bulldog offense showed its youth as GWU only managed two more first downs for the rest of the half. Fortunately, the defense registered several big plays to keep Brevard off the scoreboard including another 4th down stop and an interception by Jeffery Williams to keep the score at 14-0 at halftime. After the two teams swapped punts to open the 2nd half, GWU’s offense finally got going as Rock hit Marquis Sanders and Jamal Patmon on consecutive plays that covered 58 yards. Rock then found Patmon on a fade pass in the right corner of

the end zone for a 21-0 Bulldogs’ lead with 7:24 left in the 3rd. Brevard mounted a scoring threat on their ensuing drive and had 1st and goal at the six yard line, thanks to a personal foul penalty. Mike Crumbaker scored on an option keeper to pull Brevard to within 14 at 21-7 with 13:02 left in the contest. GWU responded with a seven play, 65-yard drive with Blount covering the final two yards to help the Bulldogs regain a three score advantage at 28-7 with 9:50 left. Crumbaker then capped a long Brevard drive with his second touchdown of the night to make the tally 28-14. GWU was able to salt the game away and secure the season opening win. Blount led GWU with 134 yards on the ground and one touchdown. Up next for GWU is a much tougher test against the Zips of Akron. Kickoff is set for noon on Sept. 11.

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Campbell 20, Virginia-Wise 16

WISE, Va. (AP) — Quarterback Daniel Polk scored from 1 yard out with 8 seconds left to give Campbell a come-from-behind 20-16 victory over Virginia-Wise on Saturday night.

— Christian Ponder threw four first-half touchdown passes and Greg Reid returned a punt 74 yards for another score as No. 20 Florida State celebrated Jimbo Fisher’s coaching debut with a rout.


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in their 41-7 win over McDowell. Tailback Adrian ‘A-Train’ Wilkins blistered the Titans for 243 yards and three touchdowns. If not for two penalties that wiped out two runs, the total would have been higher — runs of 60- and 58 yards, that went for touchdowns, were called back. While two programs celebrated victories, two more were dealing with defeats and the self-inflicted wounds that caused the losses. The Hilltoppers turned the ball over five times in a loss to Polk County, while the Gryphons coughed it up seven times, including five picks, in a loss to Asheville School.

Friday Night Lights

n East’s Adrian Wilkins tallied 293 all-purpose yards, against McDowell, giving the senior speedster 624 allpurpose yards on the season. Wilkins leads all Rutherford County players with seven touchdowns. n Chase’s Carlos ‘Crunch’ Watkins continues to smash opponents. Watkins recorded three sacks —in the first half — and was part of a 461 yard rushing attack by the Trojans. n R-S Central’s Darrien Watkins hauled in four passes for 61 yards, including a great effort on a 22-yard touchdown. Watkins sidestepped one Wolverine and hurtled another on his way into the end zone. n Thomas Jefferson’s Will Beam rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns, while throwing for 184 yards and a score in the Gryphons loss.

From the Coach

This was a good football game for us. We are not content, by any means — this is just one win and we can’t sit back and be too happy. We have more to do. Our goals remain the same — county champs, conference champs and playoff spot. But the kids played great and we got big games out of Blake Martin, Tyler Gaffney and Carlos Watkins.

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R-S Central’s Darrien Watkins (24) heads toward the end zone after hauling in a pass from QB Jacob Kinlaw (not pictured) during the game against Polk County Friday.

Daniel Bailey, Chase. I was pleased with our offensive and defensive line last night. I think they are starting to believe in each other and take it personal. But as bad as we needed to win, we’re glad to finally get one and it’s just a matter of improving each week now. Clint Bland, East Rutherford. We have got to get back to work on Monday. That much is clear. The last

two games, the turnovers have been too much — it’s killing us. We have got to make plays to win football games. Mike Cheek, R-S Central. The story is seven turnovers and a bone-headed move by the head coach. I got a delay of game penalty on 4thand-a-foot with seven minutes to play — on the goal line. That would have tied it (the game). We were more balanced with run (25) and pass (38). Tony Helton, Thomas Jefferson.

Time for Money Mayweather to shut up and fight By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist

Give Floyd Mayweather Jr. credit for one thing. Like any great fighter, he knows when to turn and run. A day after unleashing a racist rant against Manny Pacquiao that was insulting even by boxing standards, Mayweather was at it again. Surprisingly, this time it was to apologize. “Forgive me for saying what I said,” Mayweather said in yet another video. “I was just having fun. I didn’t really mean it, nothing in a bad way.” Oh, what fun it was, for as long it lasted. Fighting words, from a man who refuses to fight. But, hey, what did you really expect from Money May?

Not an apology, surely. With all the sycophants and yes men who surround Mayweather it’s a wonder he was able to figure out that this time he had crossed the line from fun to just plain disgusting. But cross it he had, in a 10-minute video that was racist, homophobic, and an insult to Filipinos everywhere. If Mayweather’s idea was to get people to back off criticism for him not fighting Pacquiao this fall, it didn’t work. He still seems to be afraid of either the fight or the thought that he could actually lose. But if his idea was to get Pacquiao’s attention, he succeeded.

Pacquiao sat in his hotel room in Texas and watched Mayweather unleash every derogatory Asian stereotype he could come up with. Then he pressed the play button to watch it once more, his expression never changing. The fighter in him probably wanted a shot at Mayweather right then and there. The politician in him thought better of it. “It’s an uneducated message,” the congressman from the province of Sarangani said. Pacquiao showed remarkable restraint, because it was far more than that. By proxy, Mayweather insulted an entire nation by going after the biggest sports hero the Philippines has ever known. Of course, it could happen only in boxing, which has a long and colorful history of fighters unloading verbal abuse. Joe Frazier still hasn’t gotten over Muhammad Ali calling him an Uncle Tom nearly 40 years ago, and saying he was so ugly he should donate his face to the U.S. Department of Wildlife. Ali loved to taunt his opponents but sometimes crossed the line, like when he called Leon Spinks “Blackula” because he had no front teeth. But Mayweather is no Ali. He’s not clever, and there’s nothing remotely funny about what he says.

Almost lost in Mayweather’s video musings on everything from Pacquiao’s height to his dining tastes was his proclamation that he is on a one-year vacation from boxing. When it’s over, Mayweather says, he will gladly return to the ring and engage in fisticuffs with the distinguished congressman from the Philippines. Actually, what he said was that he was going to “stomp the midget,” then have Pacman “make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice.” And that was the more vanilla part of the video. But, hey, it’s just Money May. He was supposed to help save boxing, but all Mayweather has really done recently is help himself to your wallet. Given not one, but two, chances to give the sport the bout it desperately needs, he instead hides behind a webcam as Pacquiao traipses across the country promoting a fight with the disgraced Antonio Margarito that only Jerry Jones seems to want to see. But while it was outrageous, it wasn’t the most outlandish thing Mayweather has said recently. Not even close. That came before his most recent fight with Shane Mosley when Mayweather proclaimed that he was the greatest fighter ever. Yes, he said, he was better than Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson or even Joe Louis. Now that’s a real laugher. It’s time Mayweather just shuts up and fights.

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady cheered from the sideline as his undrafted teammate sped by for a 52-yard gain. Coach Bill Belichick and several players stood nearby, expressionless. After all, it was just an exhibition game. But the two-time Super Bowl MVP shouted, “Go! Go! Go!,” raising his fist high on the final “Go!” Four days later, Brady stopped by the sideline at the New England Patriots practice. He kissed his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. He held 8-month-old Benjamin Rein Brady behind metal bleachers and planted several kisses on his forehead. Then he played catch with his other son, 3-year-old Jack. One day the 33-year-old quarterback with the enthusiasm of a kid is rooting for Darnell Jenkins, whose catch and run led to the winning field goal in a 27-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 13. Then he’s a loving husband and father. It’s a balancing act: intense competitor and devoted family man. Brady seems to pulling it off, even as some critics wonder if, in his 11th season and with more responsibility than just winning games, his intensity and dedication to football has waned. “He’s still one of the first ones here, last ones to leave,” said center Dan Koppen, one of Brady’s close friends and also the father of a young son. “He’s really the leader on this team, regardless of how many kids or whatever the situation is at home.” Home, for much of the past offseason, was California. That’s where his Jack lives with his mom, actress Bridget Moynahan. It’s where Brady is building a 22,000-square foot house with a sixcar garage — and cardio and weight room, of course — near the home of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. And it’s where Benjamin was baptized in June. It’s also where Brady and Wes Welker worked out together in the offseason, at UCLA, while the wide receiver recovered from surgery for a knee injury similar to the one that ended Brady’s 2008 season

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts during the first quarter of their preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

in the first game. Brady trained in California more than in previous years and lost his prized parking spot with the shortest walk into Gillette Stadium that goes to the most dedicated players at voluntary workouts there. But he reported to training camp on time and in shape, and was impressive during exhibition games. “One thing I know about Brady is there’s an edge to him ... that nothing can take away,” said Saints fullback Heath Evans, Brady’s teammate from 2005-08, “I do believe that Tommy’s perspectives have changed. “I think he’s going to fall into one of those guys who will never be willing to sacrifice a wife or a child for a game,” Evans said, but “the motivation that that guy has to be the best (is outstanding). ... Guys are born

that way. They’re born with that tenacity and a child or wife doesn’t change that.” At work, it’s clear that the sixthround draft pick of 2000, a guy who worked hard just to make the team, hasn’t lost his passion. After his teammates left practice on a blazingly hot day, Brady stayed to throw short passes to rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez. At another practice, he jumped to bump bodies with Rob Gronkowski, also a promising first-year tight end, after a touchdown pass. Brady insists on working hard on every play in team drills. “If the quarterback won’t do it, then who will do it?” he said. “The first rep of a drill is always the most important because you never get it back. It always sets the tempo and the timing. ... We’re coming

Ask the Guys Dear Classified Guys, I went to look at a canoe for sale and the woman selling it offered to sell me an outboard motor, fishing poles and all kinds of fishing gear as well. The prices were so good that I bought everything. The next week I enjoyed a great fishing trip on the river. But when I returned, I received a call from the woman's husband saying his wife sold all his things while he was away on business. Now he wanted them back. Ten minutes later, his wife called me and said under no circumstances should I sell that stuff back to him. She didn't want it back in the house. I love all the fishing gear, but I sympathize with the husband. Any suggestions what I should do?

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Cash: Sounds like another fishing

trip may be in order. It would be a lot more peaceful than dealing with this couple. Carry: You never know the circumstances that may arise after you make a purchase. In your case, you fell into the middle of a marital squabble. Cash: It's like you were the first one in line for the divorce sale before the actual divorce!

out here and competing. We came a long way for these practices. May as well come out and play our best.” And if he sees a player doing something wrong? “He is our leader,” running back Kevin Faulk said. “He will bring it to our attention in any kind of way that he feels the team has to be addressed.” On Feb. 3, 2008, the Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the New York Giants 17-14 on a last-minute touchdown. Twenty-three days later, Brady and Bundchen were married. Since then, life has been a whirlwind of public appearances. The couple attended the wedding of Bundchen’s sister in Brazil in March and vacationed in Paris with Benjamin in April. Brady wore a tuxedo when he and his wife attended the Costume Institute Gala Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in May. Brady even chatted with Barry Bonds at the Kentucky Derby. Now the quarterback who has sported a number of hairstyles — slick-backed, short, long — has a new one, a ’do like Bon Jovi, Belichick’s good friend and musical favorite. Brady has been ribbed by teammates, just as when he posed with a goat for GQ magazine in 2005 and his offensive linemen taped the photo to their backs in practice. Even now, despite all the magazine covers, Brady tries hard to remain one of the guys. He recently took part in a tradition of giving rookies strange haircuts. “It was Tom,” newly shorn quarterback Zac Robinson said. “He just started hacking away.” Despite his wealth and status, Brady is the Patriots alternate player representative at a critical time with the collective bargaining agreement expiring after this season and the possibility of a lockout in 2011. Brady is making $6.5 million this year, but his contract expires after this season and negotiations have been going on for some time. Like his domestic life, that’s one potential distraction he won’t let affect his play.

Fast Facts Get a Receipt

Whenever you buy an item from a private party, make sure you get a signed receipt from the seller. No matter how big or small the item is, get it in writing. The receipt should include a description of the item (including serial numbers if applicable), the date of the sale and the purchase price. The seller should include his or her address, phone number and sign the bottom. Should any discrepancies arise about the sale, you will have a written receipt to protect yourself.

Duane “Cash” Holze & Todd “Carry” Holze 08/29/10 ©2010 The Classified Guys®

Carry: At the time of purchase, you had no reason to believe anything was wrong. Since the couple is still married, it's likely she had the right to sell you the items and you can go ahead with your fishing expeditions without worry. Cash: However, if you're feeling remorseful about the purchase of all the gear and want to resolve the situation, here's what you can do. Call the wife back. She is the one you should speak to since she sold you the items. Carry: Explain that you do not want to be in the middle of their personal matters. However, if she would like

you to sell the items back, you would be willing to do so. Cash: And although tempting, it's probably not a good idea to raise the prices. The husband seems upset enough. Imagine what he'd say if you doubled the prices when you sold it back? Carry: If the woman turns down your offer, then your conscience is clear and you can plan that next fishing trip. Cash: But if the woman does take you up on your offer, then maybe it's time to look for a new hobby.

Women Rule

Who wears the pants in your family? While many guys like to think they are in charge, the truth is that women typically control the household. According to the Women's Consumer Network, women control 85% of all personal and household spending decisions, and make 75% of their family's financial decisions. However guys, if you decide you want to be in charge of something in your house, it's really not a problem. All you have to do is get your wife's permission first!

Reader Humor Green with Envy

I just love golf. In fact, I play almost every weekend. Sad to say, it was one of the contributing factors to my recent divorce. After a brutal division of assets, my ex-wife fought to get my custom golf clubs as a final jab at our separation. Since then, I've been playing with my old set that I had stored in the garage. I thought I had gotten over the loss of my clubs until I met up with my buddy recently on the golf course. He was playing with a new set of clubs. "That looks like a nice set," I admired. "It sure is," he laughed. "and you're ex-wife gave me a great deal on them!" (Thanks to Benny T.)

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Maria Sharapova signs autographs as she leaves the court following her 6-0, 6-0 win over Beatrice Capra at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday.

Sharapova has nothing but love for Capra

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova knows the story all too well: An unknown American kid shows up at the U.S. Open, upsets a seeded player, gains some buzz and belief, then gets a shot at Sharapova in the third round. In 2009, that kid was Melanie Oudin, who beat Sharapova en route to the quarterfinals. In 2010, that kid was Beatrice Capra and, well, let’s just say that Sharapova fared a little better this time around. Overwhelmed by the stage, the circumstances, the 25 mph wind that knocked the neon lime visor off her head during a point, and — most of all — a solid Sharapova, the 18-year-old Capra didn’t win a game, let alone the match. Instead, 2006 U.S. Open champion Sharapova set up a fourth-round showdown with No. 1-seeded Caroline Wozniacki by blanking the 371st-ranked Capra 6-0, 6-0 on Saturday in Arthur Ashe Stadium. “This was a new day,” said Sharapova, the first woman to win love-and-love at the U.S. Open in the third round or later since Martina Navratilova did it in the 1989 quarterfinals. “And what happened last year — I didn’t really want to go into the match thinking about it.” On her very first serve of the afternoon, Capra nearly sailed the ball all the way to the opposite baseline. That might have been a result of nerves and the ever-swirling wind, which made the U.S. flag above the stadium flap loudly and caused four midpoint stoppages in play when debris rolled onto the court. Plenty of brown, concession-stand napkins and one plastic sandwich bag floated out of the stands; even two white towels made like tumbleweed. “This is probably the toughest conditions we’re going to get,” Sharapova said. Actually, other than whiffing on one serve return, Sharapova handled the conditions rather well; others did not. Fourth-seeded Jelena Jankovic, the 2008 runner-up at Flushing Meadows, shanked one serve straight up in the air off the top of her racket frame and finished with 41 unforced errors in a 6-2, 7-6 (1) loss to No. 31 Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. “You get frustrated with the wind,” Jankovic said, “because you want to hit balls in (a) certain direction, and they go everywhere except where you want them to go.” There were no such surprises in

early men’s action. Five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer reached the fourth round by beating Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-3, 6-3; No. 5 Robin Soderling, twice a French Open finalist, defeated Thiemo de Bakker 6-2, 6-3, 6-3; No. 19 Mardy Fish outlasted 32-year-old Arnaud Clement, the oldest man left, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3; No. 21 Albert Montanes advanced when qualifier Ken Nishikori quit in the second set with a groin injury, two days after winning a grueling five-setter; and No. 17 Gael Monfils picked up a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4 win over Janko Tipsarevic, who knocked off 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick in the second round. Asked to describe the weather, Monfils said: “Awful. I mean, for me: awful.” Capra, who’s from Ellicott City, Md., and trains at the Evert Academy in Florida, acknowledged struggling with the wind. She also acknowledged feeling jitters, and who could blame her, really? She won a U.S. Tennis Association playoff in August to earn a U.S. Open wild card; not only was this her first Grand Slam tournament — it was her first tour-level, main-draw event, period.

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Denny Hamlin started chasing the championship during qualifying Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mired in a bit of a midseason slump, Hamlin showed signs of turning things around by claiming the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race with a speed of 187.380 mph. He edged traditionally strong qualifier Ryan Newman, who’ll start from the outside of the front row after a lap of 187.070. The rest of the top five for the Emory Healthcare 500 was Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart. “I’m a very bad qualifier,” Hamlin said, “so I’ll take it.” He claimed the eighth pole of his career and the 50th for Joe Gibbs Racing, which won its first pole with Bobby Labonte at Martinsville in 1995. Hamlin has five wins this season, but it’s been nearly three months since his last victory. He’s coming off a 34th-place finish at Bristol and is fifth in the point standings. While that’s still safely within the 12-driver Chase for the Championship, which will be set at Richmond next week, Hamlin wants to recapture the dominance he showed over a 10-race stretch that included five wins and two other top-five finishes. “I feel like the last 10 races have definitely been up and down for our team,” he said. “We were on such a hot streak there. We kind of got spoiled. The regular season was kind of irrelevant at that point because we knew we were going to get in the Chase.” Hamlin said the team started racing for victories instead of points. “We’re going to treat these next two weeks as if we’re Chase racing,” he said. “We found ourselves going for wins so much, going all-out for wins, that it probably hurt us in the long run. These next two weeks, we’re going back to points racing.” Hamlin wanted to get that new attitude started with a strong qualifying run, and that’s just what he got

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Denny Hamlin stands next to his car after winning the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Saturday.

from his No. 11 Toyota Camry. “We brought our best stuff,” he said. “I’m trying to get cautiously optimistic, but that’s the fastest car I’ve ever had on the race track. It was very, very, very good.” If all goes according to plan, Hamlin will have a couple of high finishes — maybe even another win or two — heading into the 10-race Chase. “I’m trying to do the best I can to pretend the Chase starts here,” he said. “Hopefully, we can start some momentum now, so we’re really hitting our stride when the Chase starts.” Failing to make the 43-car field were Jason Leffler, Landon Cassill, Scott Riggs and Todd Bodine.

Atlanta gets ready to become a one-race town

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — This isn’t the way Atlanta Motor Speedway wanted to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The high-banked track has traditionally hosted two NASCAR Sprint Cup races each year, but She became the lowest-ranked woman since 2002 to reach the U.S. that’s changing in 2011. Track owner Open’s third round by beating 95th- Speedway Motorsports Inc. decided to shift the attendance-challenged ranked Karolina Sprem in the first spring date to another of its faciliround, then 20th-seeded Aravane ties, Kentucky Motor Speedway. Rezai in the second. As amazing as it may seem, Atlanta And now she found herself is about to become a one-race town going up against the 23-year-old — despite being one of the largest Sharapova, someone Capra said she markets on the circuit and right in looked up to “when I was younger.” the heart of traditional NASCAR They never had met until Saturday. country. So what was that like? “I started coming here in the “Before the match, she would just 1980s,” said 51-year-old Mark walk past me and kind of, like, give Martin, the oldest regular driver in me a glare, which is kind of intimidating,” Capra said. “After the match, the series. “I love this place. I hate to when we shook hands, she was really see it come to that.” He’s not the only one. The 1.54nice.” mile quad-oval has long been one of Oudin, who knows Capra from the most popular in the series among her junior days, sent a text message after the victory over Rezai, offering the drivers, who love its hair-raising speed and multiple passing grooves. advice. “I wish we raced Atlanta every “I should have talked to Melanie other week, maybe three times a before the match, because I was month,” Carl Edwards said. “I really, wondering — I was like, ‘Was really like this place.” Melanie this nervous before she The spring event at Atlanta was played?’” Capra said. “I didn’t get the traditionally plagued by poor weathchance.” er and struggled to draw fans. Track Then again, the Capra of 2010 officials tried all sorts of marketing is not exactly the Oudin of 2009, gimmicks and even slashed ticket a player who already had risen to 70th in the rankings before the U.S. prices, but nothing helped. Finally, SMI owner Bruton Smith had to Open, thanks to a run to the fourth make a hard business decision: If he round at Wimbledon that summer.

wanted a Cup race at Kentucky, it would have to come at the expense of another of his tracks. Atlanta was the most logical candidate, despite its long, proud Cup history. “There’s no way you’re going to convince me this decisions was done because we’re the worst market,” track president Ed Clark said. “It was simply who owned what, and a choice had to be made.” Still, there’s no denying all those empty seats. Even the race Sunday night, the Labor Day weekend event that Atlanta will be keeping in 2011, isn’t expected to be a sellout. “It’s unfortunate, but it’s necessary,” Kyle Busch said. “When you can’t sell seats, you don’t deserve to go to that race track twice. It’s all about getting butts in the seats.” NASCAR has juggled its schedule dramatically over the past decade, delving into new markets that go beyond its Southern roots. Darlington, the most historic track on the circuit, lost one of its two races in 2005. North Wilkesboro and Rockingham were kicked off the circuit altogether. The newer tracks aren’t guaranteed their events either. As part of the scheduling shake-up for 2011, NASCAR also took away a race from California Speedway near Los Angeles, plagued by thousands of empty seats despite being the second-largest market in the country, and gave it to Kansas Speedway.

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There are some lessons that can’t be taught

Rose Post, an award winning journalist for decades at The Salisbury Post, retired in 2007, after an amazing career. Today she has Alzheimer’s disease that, “has stolen her away, a cruel, painful loss,” said Post editor Elizabeth Cook on Sunday’s Post editorial page. I’ve thought a lot about Rose Post since Sunday. I was in awe of her and my good friend and colleague, retired contributing editor Virginia Rucker, I was a “very young” journalist when I met Post in the mid 1970s at a North Carolina Press Women’s fall meeting at Appalachian State University. And of course, I knew Virginia Rucker well. She’s been a mentor to me. (Secret — Virginia turns 97 on Sept. 12. She enjoys hearing from you: 172 Charles St., Forest City, NC 28043.)

Post was the education reporter as well as feature writer and columnist. She wrote countless stories about the beginning of the school year, Cook said. Post always wrote about the first of school. I always knew, the real story was about your child, my child, all the little ones who were just beginning, going off to school for the first time, one at a time,” she would write, Cook recalled. Although our students have been in school a couple weeks and have a holiday off tomorrow, teachers have a chance to catch their breath after a whirlwind start.

My nephew began his teaching career as a high school math teacher at Kings Mountain. After graduating from Carolina in 2009, and receiving his master’s degree at Wake Forest University in May, he spent most of his summer preparing for his first day. He is a brilliant math student and the “coolest” nephew any aunt could ever dream for and a bit stressed his first day teaching. A North Carolina Teaching Fellow, his desire is to teach well. I know this young man and although his students have been in school for years, there are some in his class who need extra encouragement and support. They are blessed to have him and he’s blessed to learn from them.

There are some things even finest universities can’t teach about a first day teaching. My nephew is learning. It’s been a whirlwind start. Years ago Rose Post, included a letter in her column that a principal wrote to his son’s teacher on his first day of school. In part he said, “I wish you would sort of take him by his young hand and teach him the things he will have to know .... Teach him that for every scoundrel, there is a hero ... For every crooked politician, there is a dedicated leader ... For every enemy, there is a friend; Teach him the wonder of books .... The world of work and that it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat; Teach him to sell his brawn and brains to the highest bidder, but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul. Teach him gently, but don’t cuddle him. This is a big order, teacher, but see what you can do. He’s such a nice little fellow, my son.” Advice that speaks volumes to all of us — whether first timers or not. Contact Gordon via e-mail at

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One of the remaining locations used in Lake Lure during filming of “Dirty Dancing” is the foundation of the building where scenes of Johnny, Baby and Penny dancing were shot. The foundation is now part of a privately owned home in Firefly Cove. At left is the building in the movie and at right is what remains today.

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As ‘scene’

on the big screen “Dirty Dancing” film location . still sought by fans more than 20 years later By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Lifestyles Editor

LAKE LURE – While the landscape of Lake Lure has changed since 1987, when the hit film “Dirty Dancing” was released, a few of the locations featured in the film remain still today. The former Chimney Rock Boys Camp is now home to the development Firefly Cove. But between its past as a camp and its present and future as a subdivision, the land served as the site for the love story of Baby and Johnny. Firefly Cove owner John Cloud doesn’t mind the property’s past as a movie set. He’s embraced it, said Dirty Dancing Festival co-director Michelle Yelton. “He’s groomed all of his homeowners to embrace the Dirty Dancing legacy,” Yelton said. Terry Tincher, property manager, said that even 23 years after the film became a box office smash, people visiting the area drop by Firefly Cove Please see Scenes, Page 8C

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Above, the stairs where Baby practiced dancing are now overgrown with foliage, but are still visible in Lake Lure. The bridge, however, is no longer intact. Below, the group dance scenes were filmed in the former Boys Camp gym (seen during the camp days). The building was destroyed several years back and the foundation remains.

Dirty Dancing Festival

The inaugural Dirty Dancing Festival will be held Sept. 17 and 18 in Lake Lure, featuring a showing of the film, an all day festival and gala. For more details, visit, and see the Sept. 15 edition of The Daily Courier for a commemorative program.

‘Dirty Dancing’ extras recall what it was like on set From Staff Reports

Patt Rocks

Patt Rocks and her husband, Tom, served as extras in the movie and will share their experiences on the set of “Dirty Dancing” during Saturday’s festival. “We were part of the ‘dancing couples,’” Rocks, who lives in Spartanburg, S.C., said. “They needed to fill the venue and we were

given the opportunity to be placed in some scenes that actually made it through the editing process and we can be easily identified. A kind of ‘there we are!!’ moment.” Rocks said they learned of the filming after a friend read an article in the newspaper. Deciding “Why not?,” the couple drove to the dance studio in Hendersonville where audtions were held. Rocks said excitement

and a “good dose of ego” followed learning they would be taking part in a project they had little information about. “Our decision was ‘Let’s go make a memory,’” she said. Rocks had been in television for a number of years, but had never seen how a film was made until “Dirty Please see Extras, Page 8C

2C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, September 5, 2010

Out & About


Donation to Hospice

If this box elder trunk had been cut one inch in either direction, the face of a “wood spirit” (right) would never have been seen. The slab of wood was kept and will be displayed at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center in October.

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The Junior Class of R-S Central made a $4500 donation to Hospice of Rutherford County. The prom was held at the Hospice Carolina Event and Conference Center back in May. In keeping with the theme of giving back to the community, proceeds from the 2010 Prom ticket sales was presented to Hospice representative Karen Jarson by 2009-2010 R-S Central Junior Class President Lindsay Koonce and Junior Class advisor Tami Shelton.

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‘Wood spirit’ almost missed

Dave Hunt of Rutherfordton was helping a friend in downtown Rutherfordton move a tree recently when he recognized it to be a box elder (three leaf maple). This tree sometimes has coral streaks present in the wood and is highly desired by wood turners. This color is a water soluble pigment produced by a fungus which enters the tree through a wound. This

much color, however, is very rare in box elder. Hunt called two wood turning friends, Erwin Fox and Gaylord Cowan, to help move the tree to be cut up and shared between them. While cutting the trunk into usable pieces, Fox noticed a “face” on the slab he had just cut. Comments were made about selling the “face” on eBay to buy new chain saws. Instead, it

was decided to keep the phenomena and cut a thin slab to save. The “face” did not appear on the opposite cut and did not appear on the back of the slab. If the wood had been cut one inch in either direction, the men said, the “wood spirit” would not have been seen. The slab will be on display at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center Oct. 1 through Nov. 15.

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Baby Expo

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Two month old Carlos Tate sleeps in his stroller while mom, Michelle, of Rutherfordton escorts him through Rutherford Hospital’s Baby Expo last Saturday. Nearly 500 people attended the annual event held in the Norris Biggs Conference Room and Out Patient Department.

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Emily Rachel Bell won the Senior Division of the North Carolina Beef Ambassador Contest and will represent North Carolina at the National Beef Ambassador Contest in October.

4-H announces recent Bell will represent NC honors and awards at national beef contest SPINDALE – Rutherford County 4-H held its Presentation Day June 4 at Isothermal Community College. Cloverbuds (ages 5 to 8) who presented are: Emma Corbin, Sunflowers Odina Corbin, honeybees Clay Cilone, pottery Ziada Cilone, peanut butter balls Andreu’ Bell, the American Flag Daphne Bickley, elephants Lily Lopez, pets SPINDALE – District Presentations for Rutherford County 4-Hers was held June 23 in Mecklenburg County. The following youth participated in presentations: Todd Elliott (gold), Jessica Davey (gold), Jakob Jau, Savannah Bell (gold), Christopher Davey (gold), Brooklyn Breedlove (gold), Isaac Clay, Emmanuel Wallace, Olivia Treutlein, Regina Jau (gold), Katelynn Ruppe, Joseph Clay (gold), Raven Greene (gold), Gwen Ruppe, Autumn Corbin (gold), Danielle Gurr (gold), Emily Hutchins and Joah Bickley (gold) Nicole Bradley and Joah Bickley also received blue ribbons for entertains. Both were selected to perform during the afternoon awards ceremony. SPINDALE – Meriana Matheny was recently inducted into the 4-H Honor Club. The 4-H Honor Club is only for those youth who have excelled in 4-H project work, service, citizenship, leadership, marketing and more. Only one-half of one percent of the total 4-H enrollment are inducted each year. SPINDALE – State 4-H Presentation Finals were held recently during 4-H Congress. Twelve youth represented Rutherford County. Winners were: Savannah Bell, gold, Citizenship and Civic Education Regina Jau, gold, Health and Fitness Todd Elliott, silver, Bugs and Bees Jakob Jau, silver, Careers and

Entrepreneurship Brooklyn Breedlove, silver, Egg Cookery Autumn Corbin, silver, Small and Companion Animals Joah Bickley, silver, Heritage Crafts Joseph Clay, bronze, Poultry Production Emmanual Wallace, state participant, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Olivia Treutlein, state participant, Forestry and Wildlife Raven Greene, state participant, Public Speaking Danielle Gurr, state participant, Small and Companion Animals

SPINDALE – Todd Elliott was recently selected to attend National 4-H Conference next spring. Todd participated in an application, resume, interview and essay process to compete for this trip, which will be at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D.C. SPINDALE – The Rutherford County 4-H Poultry Judging Teams took part in the State Contest July 19 in Raleigh. The Junior Team placed third in the junior division. Team members were Regina Jau, Jakob Jau and Isaac Clay. The Senior Team placed first with a total of 2,175 out of a possible 2,400 points. Team members were Emily Matheny, Kristen Miller, Joseph Clay and Nathanael White. Rachel Bell participated as an individual. Kristen Miller had the second highest score overall, with 739 out of a possible 800, and Emily Matheny placed third highest individual overall with 733 points. The Senior Team won the chance to go on to national competition at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Ky., in November. Anyone interested in participating in poultry judging may attend a workshop Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Rutherford County 4-H at 287-6011.


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Emily Rachel Bell won the Senior Division of the North Carolina Beef Ambassador Contest held June 4th in Raleigh. Rachel will represent North Carolina at the National Beef Ambassador Contest in Rapid City, South Dakota in October. Rachel was recently awarded a Silver Merit Award worth $750 to use for educational purposes by the American Simmental Association. The Merit Award is designed to provide recognition to junior members who have made significant contributions to their community, home, school and the Simmental or Simbrah breeds of cattle. The announcement of the award was on July 16, 2010 during the American Junior Simmental Association’s National Classic XXX held in Des Moines, IA. Rachel has been involved in raising and showing During the Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees meeting Aug. 24, Board Chair James Hutchins said they’d reached the point in the meeting where three trustees – himself included – were to be re-appointed. “We’re going to do a little swearing now,” he quipped. The Daily Courier is mentioned in the September issue of Our State magazine. In a letter to the editor from Rance Henderson of Morganton, the writer complimented the magazine for its July cover story, “100 Foods You Must Eat in 100 Counties.” Smith’s Drug, Forest City, was on the cover promoting its pimento cheese. Henderson drove down to the drug store to meet friends, Tommy and Pat Hardin for lunch and for pimento cheese. Henderson writes of the excitement at the drug store, “During all of this, representatives of Forest City’s, The Daily Courier came in to do a fea-

Simmental cattle for several years at local, regional, and state levels. At the N.C. State Fair last fall she was awarded the Senator James D. Speed Achievement Award. This award includes an academic scholarship established by the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association to honor Senator Speed’s dedication to agricultural interest and is presented to a deserving Junior Beef Exhibitor in the Jr. Market Steer/or Jr. Beef Heifer completion. Rachel has also been a recipient of the Jimmy Smith Memorial Award awarded by the N.C. Simmental Association for her promotion of the Simmental breed. Rachel is the daughter of Jeffery and Miriam Bell of Ellenboro. She is a 2010 graduate of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.

ture story about Smith’s Drugs having been featured in “Our State.” Hubert Carver and Sandy Carver, who live at 510 Morningstar Lake Road, Forest City, discovered a helium balloon in their back yard last week. Ribbon streamers were attached to the balloon with the message, “I Love you Josh. xoxoxoxo.” They are wondering who sent the balloon that landed in their yard. Rutherfordton Town Council recognized the Rutherford Town Revitalization Board of Directors during the regular board meeting Wednesday night. They were nominated by John McWhorter, retiring Community Development Director. Also Wednesday, town employees Brandon Logan and Clint Ingle were recognized for their year’s services to the town. Brandon has been with Public Works 30 years and Clint is a five year police officer.

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Earley, Powell


The descendants of Amos Miller and Carrie Lynch will hold a reunion Sept. 10-12 in Polk County. For information, call Velma Logan, 828-8632997, or Cynthia Logan, 247-0726. Please RSVP by Aug. 25.

Jefferson B. Earley Jr. and Luann H. Powell of Forest City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Elaine Earley of Raleigh, to Bryan Edwin Holland, son of Mr.a nd Mrs. Eddie B. Holland of Caroleen.

East Rutherford Class of 2000

An Oct. 2, 2010, wedding is planned for 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Forest City. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Clark G. Hoyle and the late Betty S. Hoyle and Sarah R. Earley and the late Jefferson B. Earley Sr. She is a graduate of N.C. State University with a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and is a current student working on her masters in Biochemistry at NCSU. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Benny Watson and Kathryn Earley and Bryan Holland the late Ruth Watson and the late Mr.a nd Mrs. Gene Holland. He is a graduat eof the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BS in Business Management and is employed by Mattress Firm in Raleigh as a manager.

70th anniversary

The East Rutherford Class of 2000 will hold a reunion Sept. 18. For details, please contact Amber Guffey Fowler at 289-1766 or visit the class’ Facebook page.

R-S Central Class of 1970

The R-S Central High School Class of 1970 will hold its 40th reunion Sept. 25 at the Rutherfordton Clubhouse. Any classmates who have not been contacted should call Delores Greene Hill at 287-7192 (day) or 286-4315 (night).

Chase Class of 2000

The Chase High School Class of 2000 will hold its 10 year reunion Sept. 25 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Water Oak Restaurant in Rutherfordton (near Tanner Outlet). Tickets are $40 per person and includes food and entertainment. For more information, RSVP to by Sept. 17.

County Line / Round-Up Neighborhood

If you grew up on the Rutherford/ Cleveland County line near the old Round Up Store or played on the Mooresboro Rebels ball team coached by Mott Lynn, there is a reunion planned for Saturday, Sept. 25, from 1 p.m. until at Dove’s Cove Restaurant in Forest City.

Chase High Band Alumni

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John and Gertie Cothran of Rutherfordton celebrated their 70th anniversary Aug. 24, 2010, at Autumn Care of Forest City, where John is a resident. The couple were married Aug. 24, 1940, in Gaffney, S.C.The couple have three children, Drew Cothran of Mount Holly, Yvonne Holland of Spindale and Wayne Cothran of Matthews. John retired from Fieldcrest and Gertie retired from Mastercraft. The couple attend church at Second Baptist in Rutherfordton.

New Arrivals

RUTHERFORDTON – The following babies were born recently at Rutherford Hospital: Kristen Renee Lane and Reginald Deonta Ledbetter of Spindale, a son, Jayden Deonta Ledbetter, Aug. 24. Jason and Megan Glover of Rutherfordton, a daughter, Addison Kay Glover, Aug. 25. Tony and Anita Lovelace of

Rutherfordton, a son, James Leroy Lovelace, Aug. 26. Brandon Ray Whisntnat and Smantha Mae Prevatte of Ellenboro, a daughter, Piper Jade Whisnant, Aug. 27. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Brooks of Forest City, a son, Cameron Matthew Brooks, Aug. 28.

NAMI to offer free education class

A free 12-week Family-to-Family education class will be sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Rutherford County beginning Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The free course will be held at IUnited Way of Rutherford County, 668 Withrow Road, Forest City. More than 150,000 people in the US, Canada and Mexido have completed the course. The class is limited

to 20 participants. Illnesses covered will be major depression, biploar disorder (manic depression), obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, panic disorder, borderline personality disorder, cooccurring brain disorders and addictive disorders. For information or to register, call affiliate president Betty Frye at 704583-0845.

The Chase High School Trojan Band will hold an alumni reunion Nov. 5 during the last home football game. There will be a registration form on the band’s website at www. Former band directors are also invited. Former members are invited to bring their instruments and play pep music in the stands. For information, contact Band Director Michael Henderson at mhenderson@rcsnc. org.

East Rutherford High Class of 1980 The East Rutherford High Class

of 1980 is planning its 30th reunion for Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Forest City Clubhouse. Any classmates who have not been contacted should call Angela Flack, 245-8821.

Alexander Mills

The Alexander Mills reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at noon at Four Seasons Farm, 1031 Doggett Road, Forest City; covered dish. Reunion is for anyone who lived or attended church in the old Alexander Mills community. For more information, call 248-1116.

R-S Central High Class of 1965

The R-S Central High School Class of 1965 will hold a 45 year reunion Oct. 16 at the Water Oak Restaurant in Rutherfordton. class members who have not received information about the event should contact Pat Nanney, 245-2246, or Jack Huss, 287-2190. A planning meeting is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at Spindale Restaurant.

Chase High Class of 1965

Chase High School Class of 1965 is planning its 45th reunion for Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Rutherfordton Clubhouse. If you have not received an invitation, please contact one of the following people and give them your address: Ronnie Holland, 245-1516; Donna Hughes, 286-2710; Donnis Baynard, 704-482-5753; or Janice Swing, 657-6180.

East Rutherford Class of 1985

East Rutherford Class of 1985 will hold its 25th reunion Oct. 15 and 16. For more information, call Tracy L. Fuller, 287-0943, or Penni Keyes, 704-995-6915.

Cool Springs Class of 1960

The Cool Springs High School Class of 1960 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 22 and 23. For information, call Barry Jones, 704-300-1824 or

East Class of 1965

The East Rutherford High School Class of 1965 is having its 45th class reunion at the VFW in Shelby Oct. 23. If you have not been contacted or received your invitation, call Sandra Bumgardner at 286-3754 or Janice Haynes, 245-0052.

Upcoming Events Isothermal announced continuing ed lineup

DAV raising funds one brick at a time

SPINDALE – Isothermal Community College has announced the following upcoming continuing education classes:

FOREST CITY – Rutherford County Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 25, with the National Guard Unit based in the Forest City Armory, have joined together to honor the men and women who served in the military from Rutherford County.

n Basic Electrical Skills for the Homeowner- Learn how to safely complete simple electrical tasks around the house. n NC Handgun Concealed Carry Permit Class n History and Techniques of Byzantine Iconography - Explore the distinct artistic style that dates back to the 5th century n Attachment Disorder in Children- Good for anyone who works or interacts with children n Pet First Aid- Red Cross developed curriculum Visit or call 286-3636 ext 346 to register.

Memorial bricks — to honor those who are deceased or living who served in the military — can be purchased for $50. The mission of the sale is to remove grass from around the Armory and replace it with memorial bricks honoring veterans. Each brick consists of three engraved lines, each with up to 13 characters. To receive an order form, call 288-1595 and leave your name and address and a form with instructions will be mailed to you.

The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, September 5, 2010 — 5C


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Rutherford County Libraries’ Story Times will resume Sept. 14. Times are as follows – Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Main Library; Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at Haynes Branch; and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Mountains Branch.

Story times begin Sept. 14

The Rutherford County Libraries’ Story Times will begin again on September 14. Jeannie Smith, or Miss Jeannie as she is known to the children, will be leading the educational sessions each week in Spindale at the main library on Callahan-Koon Rd. at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays in Henrietta at the Haynes Branch, and 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays in Lake Lure at the Mountains Branch.

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The Dowden Sisters are one of many musical groups who will perform during the 2010 Snuffy Jenkins Festival at Isothermal Community College.

Preschool Story Times are designed for children ages 2-5 and younger home-schoolers, and consists not only of interactive, theatrical reading of stories, but also games, activities, songs, crafts, puppetry, and snacks designed around a weekly educational theme where children learn as they have fun. The Snuffy Jenkins Festival will They are free and open to the public as a service of Rutherford County return to the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale to its citizens. Saturday, Oct. 16. Bluegrass and oldtime music will be featured in the festival honoring the innovative banjo player, comedian and Rutherford County native, Snuffy Jenkins. This year’s event will be headlined by North Carolina Banjo legend Raymond Fairchild. Phil and Gaye Johnson, Billy Constable and the Wiseman Heritage, Hickory Flatt, The Broad River Boys, Far City Boys, The North Carolina Petroleum and Army Pvt. Kaleb T. Roddey has Generation Gap, The Dowden Sisters Convenience Marketers awarded graduated from the Fire Support Band, Dan Padgett, the Lucas fam21 $5,000 scholarships and one Specialist Advanced Individual $20,000 Biran Fisher Memorial Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, ily and George Watson and Family are also scheduled to perform this Scholarshipo to the assciation’s mem- Okla. The field artillery specialyear, with more performers to be bers and their family members at its ists serve in intelligence activities announced. summer convention held June 13-16 including target processing in field Food and craft vendors will be on in Hilton Head, S.C. artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver bri- hand, and an open jam area will be The NCPCM Scholarshipo Program gade and headquarters and fire sup- provided for musicians who want to play as well as listen. The festival assists employees of convenience port elements. will also feature instructional workstores and their families, petroThe course is designed to train shops in all bluegrass instruments leum companies and store-door students to establish, maintain and vendors who service convenience operate radio and wire communica- for young people of all skill levels. Tickets prices are: $20 for adults stores with finacial help for attendtions and speech security equipment, and $10 for youth (age 12 and under). ing a post-high school institution of including encoding and decoding All tickets are general admission. their choice. The school must be an messages. They also must prepare Dewit “Snuffy” Jenkins is an iconic accredited vocational school, twoand maintain daily staff journals, figure among bluegrass music lovers. year or four-year college or univerfire support situation maps, charts Snuffy, along with Smith Hammett, sity. and other fire support and target Rex Brooks and Earl Scruggs pioprocessing procedures, records and neered the three finger banjo playScholarship winner from documents. In addition, students ing style which became the driving Rutherford County is Corbie Leigh assist in initiating requests for field force and the key element in the Ford of Rutherfordton, who is artillery, mortar, naval gunfire and development of the bluegrass genre. attending Isothermal Community aerial delivered munitions, and College, representing Ray Thomas emplace, maintain, and assist in the Petroleum. operation of laser range finders, tarNCPCM is a statewide associaget designation, and night observation representing more than 2,000 tion devices. convenience store and petroleum Roddey is the son of Karen R. The Rutherford County Visual executives and business managers in Walls of Kings Mountain and Wayne Artists Guild will present the 2010 Celebration of the Arts Show and industries that support convenience R. Coggins of Bostic. Sale at the Foundation Performing store operations and petroleum comThe private is a 2008 graduate of Arts Center at Isothermal panies. East Rutherford High School. Community College in Spindale Wednesday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Praising in the Park to feature Rutherfordton native Sept. 19. Hours are daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. An event reception will be held as the musician for the Green Creek Praising in the Park, funded Sept. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. with preCommunity Mass Choir and other by the Polk County Community sentation of awards, closing of the local choirs and groups in both Foundation’s Rogers Park Grant silent auction and raffle of a pottery North and South Carolina. She is a and sponsored by the Unity in graduate of Polk Central High School vase donated by 2009 Celebration the Community organization, winner Daniel Bair. and studied in France. will feature Rutherfordton native Shaluandia “Lana” May Thomas. Hundreds of works by regional artThomas has performed background The third annual event will be held ists will be on display and offered vocals and sung with some gospel Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. for sale. The 2010 Celebration of the greats such as John P. Kee, Yolanda Thomas started singing publicly Arts features painting, pottery, metAdams and Vickie Winans. She is at age 10. Adding to her repertoire, alwork, glass, textiles, woodwork, married to Stellar Award Winner she later began to play the piano sculpture and jewelry. Works by and BMI Christian Award Winner and became the musician for the Isaiah D. Thomas and the couple has youthful participants in the Guild’s Sunbeam Choir of the Green Creek Summer Arts camp will also be on three sons. Missionary Baptist. She also served

Snuffy Jenkins Festival set for Oct. 16

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Roddey graduates fire support training

Snuffy was also the first banjo player to be broadcast playing this unique style. All four players hailed from Rutherford and Cleveland Counties and were neighbors in the Harris and Cliffside area; a fact which led the original festival founder, Ben Humphries, to call this region “The Birthplace of the Bluegrass Banjo.” Snuffy was a comedian as well, and in the words of Humphries, “He was one of those people who made you just feel better being around him.” Many of the founding bluegrass legends and older fans fondly remember the original Snuffy Jenkins Festival founded by Ben Humphries in 1974. It was an immediate hit, eventually drawing large annual crowds with thousands of people. Over the years the festival featured the legends of bluegrass music, including this year’s headliner, Raymond Fairchild, and patrons came from as far away as Tokyo to attend the festival. Snuffy himself performed every year until 1989, and passed on in the spring of 1990. For more information, visit the festival website, To purchase tickets, call The Foundation box office 800-8745623, 286-9990 or go to: For more information, e-mail

Celebration of the Arts will be held Sept. 15-19

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display. In addition to works in the Celebration Exhibit, an “Art Boutique” will offer additional pieces for purchase. Three collages created by students in the Summer Art Camp will be among the featured items in the silent auction which will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 9 a.m. and close on Friday, Sept. 17, at the event reception. Celebration juror this year will be Connie Bostic, a native of Rutherford County. She holds a BA in art from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a masters degree in studio art from Western Carolina University. Bostic has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is owned by the Asheville Art Museum and the State of North Carolina. From 1990 to 2000, she owned and operated the ‘zone one’ contemporary gallery in Asheville.

6C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, September 5, 2010


Hot Nights Cool Rides winners announced School Lunches

Top Classic Chevy (Original) – Glen Gentry, 1955 Chevy Impala Top Classic Chevy (Modified) – Donald Payne, Chevrolet Bel-Air Top Classic Ford (Orginal) – Jerry Melton, Ford Custom Top Classic Ford (Modified) – Donald Babb, Custom Top Classic Mopar (Original) – Mike Coggins, Plymouth Coda Top Classic Mopar (Original) – Denny Trask, Plymouth Superbird Top Classic Mopar (Modified) – Wayne Felder, Plymouth Coupe Top Classic Other (Original) – Joe Stephens, Pontiac Catalinos Top Classic Other (Modified) – George Streeter, Plymouth Top Classic Modified Cars (3 Mods only) – Gary Long Top Antique Original (1945 & Older) – James T. Wilkie Top Antique Modified (194 & Older) – Paul Duyall, Ford Model T Top Chevy Street Rod Car (1940 & 1948) – Chuck Guffey, Chevrolet Master Top Ford Street Rod Car (1940 & 1948) – Vernan Boswell, Ford Coupe Top Other Street Rod Car (1940 & 1948) – Rick Humphries, Plymouth Coupe Top SUV Full Size Mild – Lance White, Ford Expo XLT Top Import Other – Matthew Walker, Lancer Evo Top Sport Compact Other – Steve Berger, Chrysler PT Cruiser Top Import/Sport Compact Wild Other – Ron Defoe, Dodge Intrepid Top Street Rod Truck (1948 & Older All) – Betty Bivens, Dodge Truck

Top Rat Rods – Jerry Murray, Ford Truck Rat Rod Top Corvette Original C1 & Cs – Randy Lackey, Corvette Convertible Top Corvette Original C5 to Present – Barry Bumgardner, Chevrolet Corvette Top Corvette Modified C1 & C2 – Jan Holley Top Corvette Modified C5 to Present – Michael Hogan, Chevy Corvette Convertible Top Mustang Original 1964 to 1968 – Todd Robbins, Coupe Top Mustang Original 1969 to 1978 – Tony Robbins, Ford Mach 1 Top Mustang Original 1979 to Present – Shawn Sessoms, Ford Mustang Coupe Top Mustang Modified 1964 to 1968 – Jason Stroup, Ford Mustang Top Mustang Modified 1979 to Present – Chris Osmer, Ford Mustang Top Mustang Shelby (1993 & Older) – Randy Koon, Ford Mustang Shelby Top Mustang Boss (1993 & Older) – Kyle Coggins, Mustang Top Mustang Roush (1994 & Up) – Arlan Bush, Ford Mustang Roush

Camaro Top Camaro Modified (1982 to Present) – Larry Waters, IROC Camaro Top Old Original Muscle (1981 & Older) – Gerry Amport, Shelby 427 S/C Cobra Top Modern Original Muscle (1982 & Up) – Ronnie Fox, Dodge Challenger Top Modern Modified Muscle (1982 & Up) – Terry Blanton, Pontiac Formula Top Classic Import – Mike Newman, Mercedes Z300 CE AMG Top VW (1990 & Older) – Mike Chapa, Karman Ghia Convertible Top VW Bug Classic Modified (Air Cooled) – Adam and Mary Gray, VW Super Beetle Top Under Construction – Roger McMesion, Mustang Coupe Top Unique/Other (What Doesn’t Fit) – Robert G. Lowis Jr., Fleetwood Hearse Top Replica/Kit Car – Richard Johnson, Rottrod Top Truck Classic (Original 1900 to 1959) – Linda Challand, Chevrolet Pick Up Top Truck Classic (Original 1960 to 1980) – Danny Dotson, Ford Econoline Truck Top Truck Classic (Modified 1900 to 1980) – Scott Young, Chevy Truck Top Truck (Original 1981 & Up) – Phillip McKinney, Chevy Silverado Top Truck (Modified 1981 & Up) – Jason Mode, Chevy 1500 Top Truck (Modified 1981 & Up) – Jimmy Ellenburg, Ford Ranger Top 4x4s – Donnie Robbins, 4x4 Top Tri-5s (Original) – Gary Goble, Chevy Nomad Top Tri-5s (Original) – Jim Hamrick, Chevy Bel-Air Top Tri-5s (Modified) – Mike Rhodes, Chevy 150

Sept. 6-10

Monday _ No school today. Tuesday — Breaded fish, Cole slaw, hushpuppies, applesauce, milk. Wednesday — Sloppy Joe, carrot sticks, dressing (low-fat Ranch), black eyed peas, brownies, milk. Thursday — Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, milk. Friday — Hamburger, shoestring fries, pineapple chunks, milk.

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Sept. 13-17

Monday _ Pepperoni pizza, corn on the cob, tossed salad, dressing (low-fat Ranch), milk. Tuesday — Corndog, baked beans, broccoli, cheese sauce, milk. Wednesday — Spaghetti and meat, tossed salad, peaches, roll, milk. Thursday — Chicken filet sandwich, baked potato, green beans, milk. Friday — Cheeseburger, shoestring fries, carrot sticks, dressing (low-fat Ranch), peanut butter bars, milk.

Sept. 20-24

Monday _ Chicken nuggets, baked beans, broccoli, cheese sauce, milk. Tuesday — Sub sandwich, lettuce and tomato, shoestring fries, peaches, milk. Wednesday — Tacos, corn, cheese, apple cobbler, chocolate chip cookie, milk. Thursday — Sloppy Joe, carrot sticks, dressing (low-fat Ranch), black eyed peas, brownies, milk. Friday — Pepperoni Pizza, buttered corn, pineapple chunks, milk.

Sept. 27-30

Monday — Healthy hot dog, chili, cole slaw, shoestring, milk. Tuesday — Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, milk. Wednesday — Pepperoni pizza, buttered corn, tossed salad, brownies, milk. Thursday — Chicken pot pie, sweet potato souffle, biscuit, green beans, milk.

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Well-off wedding couple wants donations to honor their dads Dear Abby: My fiance and I are preparing for our wedding next spring. This is the first marriage for both of us. We are well-established in our careers and have a nice house with everything we need in it. Abby, my fiance and I lost our fathers to cancer within the last few years. One of our biggest regrets is that we never got to meet each other’s father, and they won’t be at our wedding with everyone else we love. Is there a polite way to ask our guests to donate to the American Cancer Society, their local hospice or a charity of their choice, instead of buying us things we don’t

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

need? — Spring 2011 Bride Dear Spring 2011 Bride: While I commend you for wanting to help others whose lives have been touched by cancer, what you have in mind must be done “delicately” so no rules of etiquette are broken. No mention of gifts (or money) should be made on (or accompany) your wedding invitations. However, it is customary for those who plan to attend to inquire about where the couple is

registered or what they might need. At that point, it’s permissible to say (verbally) that a donation to the American Cancer Society or to hospice, etc., would be appreciated for the reasons you stated in your letter. And one more thought: Although your fathers-in-law died before you could meet them, please don’t think they won’t be at your celebration. Because they are in your hearts, they will not only be present at your wedding, they’ll be with you always. Dear Abby: About a year ago I was in the process of separating from my husband. I started looking for a place of my own, but after I

found one, my husband said he wanted to “work things out.” While we were separated we slept in different rooms. During this time I met another man, “Craig.” He knew I was married and I told him about the situation with my husband. Craig and I have not been intimate or even kissed. We have carried on inappropriate conversations via phone, e-mail and texting, and we have sent each other pictures. My husband and I have now reconciled, but I have been stringing Craig along on the chance that, if my marriage doesn’t work out, he’ll be there. I feel guilty

about this. Is what Craig and I have done considered a form of cheating? What should I do? — Hedging My Bets Dear Hedging: Of course it’s a form of cheating! You know that on some level or you wouldn’t be feeling guilty. If you really want your marriage to work, you’ll stop hedging your bets and devote yourself fully to it. You’ll also level with Craig, tell him you and your husband have reconciled, ask him not to call you again and delete his texts and e-mails. If you don’t, your husband could find them and your marriage WILL be over.

Medicine causes diarrhea

In memory of a pup named Iris

Dear Dr. Gott: I’m an elderly lady with heart trouble. I developed H. pylori about six years ago and have been hospitalized twice for it, as I became weak from not being able to eat much. I still have diarrhea every morning. Please let me know any information on this sickness. Dear Reader: Let’s start at the beginning. H. pylori is a bacterium that infects the beginning of the small intestine or stomach. This bacterium is said to be present in 50 percent of all people worldwide. There are instances when H. pylori is present but there are no symptoms, and a person is completely unaware he or she has it. When symptoms are present, they include weight loss, nausea, vomiting, a burning sensation in the abdomen and more. H. pylori enters the body through the mouth and passes into the digestive system. In developed countries, infection in children is unusual, but it becomes more common during adulthood. Complications can include inflammation of the stomach lining, certain types of stomach cancer and ulcers in the stomach and small intestines. There are several tests available for analysis, such as blood and stool testing, breath testing and endoscopy. The latter utilizes a flexible tube with a camera attached that allows a doctor to look for irregularities in the digestive

She was in the Drop Box at the Rutherford County Animal Control Facility (RCAC) with her 5 puppies. For Pit Bulls, usually this is a death sentence. Two were males and 3 were females. She was a young mom and her 5 week old pups. Animal Control Staff and CPC Volunteers are challenged when Pit Bulls come into this Facility, because they are so hard to adopt or rescue. We have had handsome and beautiful Pit Bulls who have had wonderful personalities and we have also had Pit Bulls who tried to eat the wire off the kennels to get to the dogs next to them. We knew that this Pit Bull mom and her pups would be hard to place. Like so many others-she was a sweet mom and her puppies were gorgeous. She took really good care of them. In fact, she neglected to eat herself because of the attention she lavished on her puppies. Amazingly, one pup was adopted, then another and a couple from Greenville, SC adopted twoleaving the mom and one tiny female-”the runt”. One of the women who adopted a pup came back to adopt the mom-again leaving “the runt”. She had stunning lavender blue eyes, but she was also blind. She could see motion and follow our hands, but clearly that was all. So she wouldn’t get lonesome, she was placed in a run with other puppies. But, these puppies started picking on her. She spent Thursday afternoon in our office. Sarah and Amy, two of our youth volunteers, fell in love with her. We decided to have Hinkle’s Pet Hospital check her out and one of our college volunteers, Megan drove her to the Hospital. Falling asleep on Megan’s lap, we decided to allow her to remain overnight to see how she would get along with the support of fluids, antibiotics, and rest. On Friday, she seemed to be doing much better-eating and socializing. Everyone there loved her. A photo was sent by e-mail to one of the rescue organizations that we work with in Charleston, SC. Ed said that he would make her his project and contacted others to see if they would be interested in rescuing her. Well, it worked! Over the next few days, we received calls and e-mails from rescue organizations in Washington, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, North and


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tract and to take biopsies. Treatment might include medication to reduce stomach acid, H2 blockers such as ranitidine, cimetidine, antibiotics and several others. Finally, to answer your question, there is no direct connection between H. pylori and the side effect of diarrhea. That said, the bacterium could cause gastritis — inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis can be tied in with diarrhea, but I haven’t found a reputable source that lists it as a common symptom. Torsemide is a diuretic (water pill) that makes the heart’s job easier. Its purpose is to increase urine output. It causes large amounts of potassium to be excreted from the body and is why you have been prescribed potassium. Side effects include headache, stomach upset, blurred vision, loss of appetite, dehydration, dry mouth, heart arrhythmias and constipation or diarrhea. Some of the symptoms are unusual and don’t affect everyone; however, I believe you may have the answer here. Speak with your physician to determine whether he or she can switch you to another diuretic or potassium pill or modify the dosage of your current meds.

IN THE STARS Your Birthday, Sept. 5; Your awareness of how many small parts comprise the whole will serve you well in the year ahead. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Someone you run into is likely to share several new ideas on how to expand your financial base. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Go ahead and implement several new shortrange plans that you’ve been contemplating. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It’s quite possible that you will hear about something in the works that could benefit you financially in the weeks ahead. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Being a friendly person benefits you in many ways. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Start letting those close to you know about an ambition that you’ve been secretly nurturing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Those close to you socially or at work will sit up and take notice of anything you tell them about something significant you have going for you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Conditions are ripe for expanding a project that is designed to produce extra benefits. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Have faith in yourself and your thinking. Any conclusion you come to is likely to be remarkably accurate, sound and farreaching, so don’t second-guess yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — If you are one of those who have to work today, realize that you’re likely to be receiving some kind of fair compensation. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Of course you have to do your best, and if you do, it’ll explode that old myth that good guys finish last. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Give priority to expending as much time and effort as it takes to put together deals. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Go to places where it is possible to meet new people, increase your contacts, and expand your range of social interests. Someone you meet is likely to open many new doors.

South Carolina, New York, and numerous individuals. There were postings on Facebook and Craig’s List for Iris. Iris was famous! Sadly, Iris passed away on Tuesday morning. Apparently, when a puppy is born blind, there may be other health complications. Iris’ little heart just wasn’t strong enough. However, e-mails and phone calls continue to come in asking about Iris. When we started volunteering at RCAC, we didn’t see many Pit Bulls. Now, it seems like we have Pit Bulls here every day. Most legitimate Pit Bull Rescues are full and we would never want a Pit Bull to go to a rescue of questionable intent that would use these types of dogs for bait or fighting. Stories like Iris’s make all of us very sad and furious. We work so hard to save lives like hers. There is just no excuse for moms with puppies or kittens to get “dumped” at RCAC-that’s the easy way out. Part of being a responsible pet owner is making sure that your pet is spayed or neutered so that what happened to Iris doesn’t happen to others. Low-Cost Spay and Neuter assistance is available to Rutherford County families who have pets that need to be fixed so they won’t reproduce and end up being destroyed. Please call our Office at 2877738 for more information.

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

Basic recipes everyone should know If your signature dish is spaghetti with jarred sauce, it’s time to expand your cooking repertoire. Here are a few more suggestions. FLUFFY RICE: Use the index-finger method of measuring for stovetop rice. Add the amount of rice you want to cook, keeping in mind that 1 cup uncooked rice equals 3 cups cooked rice. Slowly add water, and place your index finger into your cooking pot so it touches the top of the rice. Continue to add water until it fills to the first joint on your finger. This is about 1/2 inch of water above the top of the rice (or 2-to-1 ratio of liquid to rice). Don’t stir. Put a lid on the pan, simmer on low, and keep the lid on until at least the last five minutes of cooking. Slow-Cooker Chicken 1 whole chicken 2 tablespoons butter 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice pepper and salt, to taste garlic powder, to taste Rub your chicken with melted butter mixed with lemon juice. Sprinkle with pepper, salt and garlic powder. Make 4 loose balls of aluminum foil and place in the bottom of the slow cooker to lift chicken off the bottom. Place chicken into cooker, cavity side down. Cook on high 4 to 6 hours. — Elphie, e-mail Pumpkin Coffee Cake Filling 1 (16-ounce) can pumpkin 1 egg 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon cloves

Frugal Living by Sara Noel

Streusel Topping 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/3 cup butter, diced 1 cup chopped pecans Cake 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon sour cream

FILLING: Combine all filling ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Set aside. STREUSEL: Combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl; mix well. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Add pecans and stir to combine. CAKE: Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with the sour cream; mix well after each addition. Pour half the cake batter into a greased 13-by-9-inch pan. Sprinkle with half the streusel. Spread all of the filling mixture over the streusel. Top with the remaining cake batter. Sprinkle the rest of the streusel over the top. Bake at 325 F for 50 minutes. — Nancy, Virginia

8C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, September 5, 2010


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“Dirty Dancing’s” famous lift scene was also shot in Lake Lure.

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to catch a glimpse of the sites in the film. “Every day,” he said of people asking to see where Baby danced up the stairs or carried a watermelon. And it’s not just women who are asking. “Last year we had a group of men who were playing golf in the area pull up,” Tincher said. “I said to them ‘I know you aren’t here to see the Dirty Dancing sites.’ I had to give them a hard time about that one.” The area will once again host Dirty Dancing – this time in the form of a festival that celebrates not only the film, but the music and dance styles featured in it. The festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. with a free screening of the film by the lake – right where the lift was filmed – as the backdrop. It continues Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with an all day festival that features musical performances, watermelon carrying and log dance competitions and dance lessons. A gala

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is planned for that night, but has already sold out, Yelton said. “Just because the gala is sold out doesn’t mean you shouldn’t come,” she added. “There’s going to be so much going on that day.” While none of the film’s primary stars will attend, Yelton said there will be on-camera interviews shown with “Cousin Brucie” Bruce Morrow, who was the voice on the radio in the film; Doriana Sanchez, a “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer who danced as an extra; and Lonnie Price, who played Neil Kellerman. Saturday’s festival is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 17; children younger than 5 will be admitted free. The event is sponsored by the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce and proceeds will benefit The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Hospice of Rutherford County and Lake Lure Youth Center. For tickets or more information on the festival, visit Contact Flynn via e-mail at

Let your classmates know the details by sending reunion announcements to The Daily Courier. Here’s how: n E-mail: n Fax: 248-2790 n Mail: P.O. Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043 n In person: 601 Oak St., Forest City Announcements will be published on Sundays and other days as space is available.

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The former Chimney Rock Boys Camp cabins were used for the staff cabins in “Dirty Dancing.” They were torn down and houses have been built on the property, which is now home to Firefly Cove.


ing Swayze, Rocks had the pleasure of dancing with Kenny Ortega Continued from Page 1C when they shot one of the last scenes of the film, during Johnny Dancing.” As an extra, and Baby’s dance she said, you were called only when it was sequence on the stage. Cynthia Rhodes, who necessary on the set – portrayed Penny in the otherwise, you waited film, would ask what in the extra’s tent. was going on in the “The days were very extras tent, Rocks said. long,” she said. “It was “Cynthia Rhodes was cold, rainy, long days a doll.” and thoroughly enjoyThe couple has kept able.” copies of the film for The couple enjoyed their grandchildren to meeting the stars of show “how cool we were the film, and Rocks to have been in a moveven had a drink with ie,” Rock said. Patrick Swayze and “There is a certain talked with him about feeling about being in his career. Swayze, she said, told her the movie a film that has reached would make him a star. cult status,” she said. “We take pleasure in “I wanted to say ‘Oh, knowing that it has givyou poor baby, don’t count on it’ because the en so much pleasure to extras had little knowl- others.” edge of the film,” she Edith Bond said. Edith Bond, who is Because the scenes now president of the were filmed out of Hickory Nut Gorge order, Rocks said the extras had no clue what Chamber of Commerce, also served as an extra the storyline was. in the film in the dance “When the extras scene at the resort. asked what the title of Bond too met several of the film was we were the cast and crew, who told there were several she described as “very titles being considered,” nice and very professhe said. “Not true.” sional.” This was done, she “Kenny Ortega was said, because it was amazing as the chofeared the extras might reographer,” she said. be offended and not “Jerry Orbach was a want to continue to gentleman, Cynthia participate. Rhodes was a fantastic In addition to meetdancer, and Tito always

had a joke and was very funny.” Bond didn’t get to dance with Ortega, but was partnered for a dance for the final scene. “When the dancers at the end come out and start to teach the dancers on the dance floor they wanted us to all be doing the same dance,” she said. Bond was living in Lake Lure when the film was made and said her husband thought it would be a good idea to be in the movie with their children so they could say they did something together. “The girls were really too young to work those long extended days, and my husband was really just trying to get me to go dance with somebody so he wouldn’t have to take me dancing,” she joked. Working on the film was different, Bond said, with a lot of hurry up and wait. “But it was a great experience to see how a movie is made and how all the cameras work together and to see how many people it takes to really make a film.” If she could do it over again, Bond said she’d take better notes. “I never realized it was going to be as big as it is,” she said.

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