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Kid Blitz will come to county for Halloween

sible commercial development. Many in attendance from the Rutherford 9.12 group ­— a conservative action committee — came to speak against any spending on the project. “As a county, currently we’re at 15 percent unemployment and $70 million in debt and we’re planning to spend almost $30 million on a speculative Daniel Road project,” said Zoran Naskov during public comments at the meeting. “We’re behaving foolishly with our finances .... Vote to freeze the spending on the Daniel Road project until our county’s unemployment rate has stabilized to five percent.”

RUTHERFORDTON — A man charged with involuntary manslaughter in an alleged vehicle chase that resulted in a fatal wreck accepted a plea arrangement Monday in Superior Court and received a suspended sentence. Brian Ray Bailey pleaded guilty to two counts, misdemeanor hit and run, under the provision of failure to render aid, and reckless driving in the death of Dustin Allen, 17. Presiding Judge Dennis Winner sentenced Bailey to consecutive terms of 45 days in the county jail for the hit-and-run count and 30 days in the county jail for the reckless driving count. But the judge suspended the sentences and placed Bailey on supervised probation for one year. Winner also ordered that Bailey pay community service fees, a $500 fine and court costs. Bailey is also ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. He is to have no contact with the victim’s family and is not to be within 300 yards of their residence. Lastly, he was ordered to turn in his driver’s license for the term of probation. Chief Assistant District Attorney Alex Bass summarized the case for the judge. The incident that resulted in the crash occurred on the night of Nov. 20, and early on the morning of Nov. 21, 2007. He said Allen had begun dating a girl that had once dated a co-defendant in the case, Philip Tyler Parker, who was angry about the situation and had threatened Allen. On the night of Nov. 20, Bailey and Parker and a third individual

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SPORTS Rutherfordton Elementary School second grader Joseph Salyers ascends a climbing wall during a fundraiser finale event held last week at the school. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier

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Daniel Road project debated By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

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RUTHERFORDTON — County Commissioners heard from vocal groups supporting and opposing the Daniel Road Project at their October meeting Monday night, and learned they’d received a $500,000 grant to help with the purchase price of the $4 million parcel of land. The preliminary plans call for the site to include the Farmers’ Market, the Community Pet Center, agricultural arena, multiple athletic and soccer fields, walking trails and other recreational uses. The property also contains two to three sites suitable for pos-

Town OKs new rules on animals

Celebrating skills Career Expo will be part of ICC event

By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — A revised animal and fowl ordinance was unanimously approved by the Board of Commissioners on Monday night. Police Chief Jay Jackson presented a Powerpoint presentation on the new ordinance, which is mainly aimed at vicious dogs. Under the plan, an animal deemed dangerous would be impounded for a 10-day quarantine period and then destroyed unless its owner filed an appeal. During the appeal process the owner would be responsible for upkeep of the animal at the animal shelter at a cost of $2 per day. The ordinance also addresses nuisance animal issues. An animal declared a nuisance because it is running free would be impounded until the owner makes repairs to secure the animal. The board also unanimously approved a budget amendment ordinance to the fiscal year 2009-10 budget to take into account a Justice Assistance Grant of$25,945 awarded to the Police Department Please see Animals, Page 6

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Nathan Fisher, welding instructor at Isothermal Community College, demonstrates a steel cutting technique for students. Welding is one of the many trades that will be highlighted at the upcoming Construction Careers Expo.

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SPINDALE — Students and faculty in the Construction Trades program at Isothermal Community College will celebrate Careers in Construction Week during the week of Oct. 12-16. Among the activities included is a Construction Careers Expo on Thursday, Oct. 15. The event will be held at the college from 2 to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. The event will be held in front of the Applied Sciences Building and in the Amphitheater. It will feature demonstrations from the college’s Construction Trades and Welding Technologies programs. Instructors will be available to discuss potential jobs available in the field as well as training requirements to enter the various professions of the industry. In addition, representatives from local and regional construction businesses will be on hand to discuss Please see Expo, Page 5


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The high energy, faith based Kids Blitz is coming to The Foundation, October 31, for a Halloween alternative program sponsored by Bethany Baptist Church and Father’s Vineyard.

Kidz Blitz! coming for Halloween By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — A Halloween alternative for children and families will be held Oct. 31 at The Foundation, sponsored by churches in Rutherford County. Bethany Baptist and Father’s Vineyard are collaborating to bring “Kidz Blitz! to The Foundation at Isothermal Community College Halloween at 7 p.m. Tickets for the 90-minute production are $2 in advance and $3 at the door. Tickets are available at Bethany, Trinity School, Father’s Vineyard and the children’s department at Florence Baptist. Kidz Blitz is a high-energy, faithbased, interactive family show that is an alternative to trick-or-treating on Halloween night, said Cindy Wilkerson, children’s director at Bethany. She and youth director Angie Johnston said they wanted to have a different Halloween alternative for the children at Bethany and in the neighborhoods. Wilkerson and Johnston heard about Kidz Blitz at a conference last year and began to pursue having the group come to Rutherford County. Kidz Blitz Live is completely interactive and highly engaging. Kids will not simply sit and watch, they will participate. Special effects, light fog on the platform and special lighting creates an effect that appeals to kids, said program promoters. Also there will be a unique soundtrack based on familiar tunes from movies and the 70s. The show is fast-paced and practically non-stop and it begins with a brief warm-up time at the beginning of the show. It will include a Balloon Stuff, Marshmallow Attack, Gator Snot, T.P. Bazooka, Tower of Power, Flying Donut Chew, The Big Hammer, T-Shirt Cannon, Xtreme Hula, The Big Sword, The Big Poof, The Close Shave, Ultimate Kidz Blitz, Chicken and Bone Challenge and much more. Quick games will be used to illustrate important truths. According to the KidBlitz Web site,

Games of all sorts, a Marshmallow attack and Tower of Power, and other children’s activities are included in the 90-minute Kids Blitz event at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at The Foundation. Contributed photos

the show is never out of control and parents will want to come and bring their cameras and experience it with their children. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The primary message of Kidz Blitz is to illustrate with a sight and sound event the power of God and the goodness of His word. There is no sermon time, but the performers will use games, challenges and objects during the show to get the message across. There will also be a brief, ageappropriate altar call to conclude the 90-minute event, said Johnston. The invitation time is coordinated with the host church to prevent any misunderstanding. It is truly remarkable to witness the kids responding to the simple message of the Gospel in a Kidz Blitz LIVE event, explains Roger Fields, president of Kidz Blitz

Ministries. Other staff members are his wife Tammy Fields; Ken and Melissa Dovey, vice president; Chris and Kate Williams, Mid-West event director; Terra Harrison, office manager; Brad and Kathy Miller, curriculum writers and Donnie and Christy Slade. In four years Kidz Blitz LIVE has become one of the most requested family ministry events in America. Hundreds of churches in over 40 different denominations have now hosted a high-octane, Kidz Blitz family event. Ticket sales will help defray the cost of bringing the group to Rutherford County and the cost of using The Foundation. Johnston and Wilkerson hope to sell 1,300 tickets to fill the auditorium. Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@thedigitalcourier.com.

SPINDALE — The Rutherford County Health Department will hold a flu clinic for children ages 6 months to 35 months Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the health department. Flu vaccines are free for these children, but you should bring your child’s immunization record (if you have it), child’s Medicaid card, private insurance card and Social Security Card. For more information, call 287-6100.

‘Walk to School’ event is planned RUTHERFORDTON — Rutherfordton Elementary School will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day Wednesday. The event is being organized by Rutherfordton Elementary School’s Wellness Team. Rutherfordton Elementary School is one of six schools in North Carolina to receive Be Active North Carolina’s “Just Push Play” incentive to increase physical activity in students, faculty and community. “This will be our first time doing this,” said Karen Gray, the school’s physical education teacher. “We are in the country and do not have sidewalks. We plan to have parents drop students off at the bottom of the hill and have students walk up the hill.” If that works, Gray said it would be something the school would try to do as often as possible. According to the International Walk to School Day Web site, walkers will arrive at the regular school time. It is an energizing event, reminding everyone of the simple joy of walking to school, the health benefits of regular daily activity and the need for safe places to walk and bike. Schools focus on health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment. Since 1997, communities around the U.S. have been celebrating Walk to School Day. Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.

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came back. They found Allen on the ground, where he had been thrown out of the car. The men left and went to Bailey’s grandmother’s house, where Bailey called 911. Allen was taken to a Charlotte hospital, but he died from his injuries. It was later estimated that Allen had been driving at 80 mph, while Bailey had reached 60 to 65 mph on the road. Bass noted that because the vehicles never made contact and there was no actual battery, there was little case law in North Carolina to support the involuntary manslaughter charge. Bass said the plea holds Bailey “somewhat responsible” for acting in concert with Parker in the case. Judge Winner cited his agreement with Bass’ contention, saying, “There was not enough evidence for involuntary manslaughter.

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reportedly went in search of Allen. Bailey and Parker reportedly had been seen at Childer’s Truck Stop, and they had been drinking. The men eventually went to the home of Allen’s parents and Allen pulled up at about the same time. After a verbal altercation, Allen drove away in a Mustang and the other men, in a Toyota, turned around and pursued Allen’s car. Other cars reportedly were in between the two vehicles until Allen turned off onto Bugger Hollow Road. Reportedly all they could see was the taillights of Allen car going out of sight. As the men allegedly in pursuit of Allen’s car came to the top of a hill, they saw a cloud of dust. They went on by but then turned around and

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Communicating threats, maybe.” Allen’s mother, Connie McDaniel, was allowed to address the judge. She said, “He did not deserve this. All he wanted was for them to leave him alone.” She also said, “I want him to leave us alone.” McDaniel also spoke about the agony of seeing her son’s cap and gown placed over an empty chair at high school graduation. Allen’s grandmother also spoke to the judge briefly. Judge Winner told the family, “I offer each of you my sincere condolences.” Defense attorney Garland Byers, on his client’s behalf, noted that there was no actual contact in the case and there was no chase because there were cars in between the two vehicles. He added that Bailey tried to call 911 on a cell phone, but because of spotty reception he was

Bikes and Buggies

RUTHERFORDTON — A man charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury pleaded guilty in Superior Court on Monday to a reduced charge that omitted the “intent to kill.” Mills also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon and common law robbery. Judge Dennis Winner sentenced Mills to 46 to 65 months in a DOC facility. The incident occurred on March 11, 2008, when a shot was fired into a vehicle occupied by Robert McEntire, who was hit in the stomach and had to be taken to a hospital. The common law robbery count was against a different victim.

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not able to call until he got to a land line. “My client is not criminally responsible for the death,” Byers said. But he added, “It impacted him very severely.” Earlier this year, Parker pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Allen. He had been charged with second-degree murder. Judge Bradley Letts sentenced Parker to 16 to 20 months in a Department of Correction facility. The sentence was suspended and Parker was given the maximum term of probation, which is 60 months. Parker is to pay $5,000 in court costs. He is to have no contact with the Allen family, either directly or indirectly. Parker is to serve 1,000 hours of community service. He must surrender his driver’s license and not operate a vehicle for five years. He is to have a substance abuse assessment.

The first nine months of his probation will be intensive, which will include warrantless searches, a curfew and not leaving the county without the permission of his probation officer. Also, he is to undergo 90 days of electronic house arrest. He must remain gainfully employed or pursuing an education. And he is not to associate with or have contact with codefendant Bailey. Contact Dale via e-mail at ldale@thedigitalcourier.com


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Our readers’ views Offers response to critic on health care To the editor: Seems to me I should reply to a recent letter written by Mr. Matthews, since he found my letter so flawed. Our health care system is broken. While we have top tier medical treatment (Sen. Kennedy came to N.C. for brain cancer treatment). The broken part is that so many people do not have access to medical help. While it is true that one with no money nor insurance may go to a hospital where he must, by law, be examined and stabilized; nothing else. Go to the emergency room for a general physical, it won’t happen. And incidentally, it is not free. The very expensive costs are added to paying customers’ bills and insurance premiums. I will accept Mr. Miller’s 47 million rather that my 50 million since I have not done an actual head count lately. Health care is not like any other commodity. Why do you not want to hear about money spent by insurance companies to lobby against health care reform? Seems to me 150 million a day is a pretty good chunk of our health care dollars. Incidentally, health care is rationed today by insurance companies. It is no lie that insurance companies produce nothing. They collect premiums and pay bills. They produce no commodity. They administer collecting premiums and paying bills. United had a profit of $150 million at the end of the first quarter. Seems to me that much of

the hearth care dollar collected goes to profits. I said Republicans are voting against the president in health care votes because that is what is happening. Sen. DeMint (R-S.C.) has stated that to bring down health care reform will bring down Obama. Not one Republican has voted for health care reform. I do not need to read minds; I observe actions. Please do not use Jesus’s saying that we would have the poor to justify doing nothing for them. He also said in the 25th Chapter of Matthew that we should feed the hungry, heal the sick, etc. and when we did not we did it not for him. I agree that those who believe in Christ should do this. While you pray for the nation (which is very appropriate). I shall pray for the nation and work for health care reform. The nation that ignores its needy that the church cannot reach and provides vulgar profits for insurance companies is the nation that has lost its soul. Why should the richest nation on earth be the only civilized nation that does not provide heath care for all citizens? It is called the religion of profit and it is driven by greed. Ray Crawford Rutherfordton

Student seeks help with charity drive To the editor: Hello, my name is Lauren Davis, and I am senior at Chase High School. Prior to my graduation, I am required to plan, organize and

carry out a special project of my choosing. Because of my love for children, I have chosen to organize a fundraiser for Shriners Children’s Hospital in Greenville, S.C. My plans are to sponsor a “Bikes and Buggies” ride on October 10th, 2009. I am recruiting riders to ride motorcycles, or dune buggies on a ride leaving Danieltown, and proceeding for a scenic ride through Lake Lure and Hendersonville, ending at Side Street Pizza in Tryon. As a part of this ride, I have also asked riders to bring new toys that can be taken to the children in the hospital. When the riders arrive at the final destination in Tryon, I would like to raffle off some gift certificates, etc that have been donated by local businesses. My intent is to give one raffle ticket to each paid rider, and then offer them the opportunity to purchase more raffle tickets if they would like to. All the money from my event will be donated to Shriners Children’s Hospital. Please consider this letter my request for a contribution to this very worthwhile project. Could you please help by making a donation of your choice to this event? Any gift certificate, monetary donation, or other donation of your choice would be greatly appreciated. The famous quote by Abraham Lincoln sums up my feelings about this project so very well, “No man stands as tall as when he stoops to help a child.” How can any of us who are fortunate enough to be strong and healthy not stoop to help these children? Lauren E. Davis Chase High School Senior

North Carolinian hero to refugee from ethnic wars How did a North Carolinian come to be a hero in a new best-selling book about a Tutsi refugee from the ethnic civil wars in Burundi and Rwanda? The new book is “Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness” by Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder. Kidder’s earlier book, “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Would Cure the World,” is already a modern classic. The new book tells the story of Deogratias Niyizonkiza (“Deo”), who barely escaped the ethnic massacres that erupted around the hospital in Burundi where he worked as part of his medical training. In 1994, after months of fleeing and hiding, he made his way to New York City. Deo spoke no English and had no background to prepare him for the city. He

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slept in abandoned tenements or in Central Park He got a grocery delivery job that paid a few dollars a day. Malnourishment, illness, and the mental anguish from the horrors of his country’s ethnic civil war almost brought Deo down. But, miraculously, within a few years he had graduated from Columbia University, enrolled in medical school, and earned U.S. Citizenship. Then, he returned to Burundi where he led the construction and opening of a new medical clinic to treat illness and to help heal the lingering spiritual wounds of the ethnic turmoil. Although author Tracy

Kidder writes with restraint and dignity, he tells Deo’s poignant story so compellingly that most readers, once they get started, will want to finish the book without any interruption. What then is the North Carolina connection and why is a North Carolinian such a hero? That connection helps explain the miracle of Deo’s transformation from “street person” to university graduate. It happened like this: One day Deo delivered groceries to a former Catholic nun. She spoke some French with him and gave him a generous tip. Deo followed up by requesting her help. She responded with a saintly commitment to his cause. She persuaded Charlie and Nancy Wolf to give Deo a room in their apartment in the SoHo section of Manhattan. Nancy is a prominent artist, and Charlie is a former

university sociology professor with an international reputation as an expert on the impact of changing technology on the lives of individuals. Charlie grew up in Chapel Hill where his father was a prominent economics professor and labor arbitrator. Charlie graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and taught there before moving North to teach at Ivy League schools. Charlie and Nancy not only gave Deo a safe, comfortable place to live. They arranged for an English as a second language course at Columbia University, which led to his enrollment as a regular student and finally his graduation. The Wolfs were always there to provide the connections and financial resources to make it all possible. I talked to Charlie Wolf the other day and asked how in the world they could give a place in their house and do so much for a homeless

refugee in so much trouble. Charlie said simply, “Nancy and I got from Deo so much more than we gave.” North Carolinians can be proud of their example of the rewards of service to others. But there is a part of the story that should not make us so proud. Before enrolling at Columbia, Deo came to Chapel Hill to seek entrance to the university. But there was no place for him at the university—only a low-level job at a local nursing home. He did not find the help he needed here. He had to go back to New York and Charlie Wolf to get the kind of “North Carolina” help that turned his life around. D.G. Martin is hosting his final season of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, which airs Sundays at 5 p.m. For more information or to view prior programs visit the webpage at www. unctv.org/ncbookwatch/


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Town considering Obituaries electric rate vote Edgar Eskridge

By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

RUTHERFORDTON — Adopting a resolution opposing various electricity rate increases by Duke Energy will be addressed by Town Council during its regular business meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The rate increase could cost the town at least $18,500, reports finance officer Rus Scherer. Also town council members will receive a 74-page Norris Library study for the board’s approval. The study was completed by Rich Rosenthal at the request of the town Norris Library Foundation Board. The library board is utilizing its foundation funds to make some improvements in the interior areas of the library, however, since the building is a historically significant structure, no changes are being made to the exterior of the building. Some interior changes are recommended, including the children’s area, a central location for all public computers and staff space issues. In his report, Rosenthal recommends the town and foundation develop a long term plan to expand the library to 10,000 to 12,000 square feet in order to provide a range of services,

Edgar Webb Eskridge, 88, of Rutherfordton, died collections and facilities Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at typically provided in a public Duke University Medical library. Center in Durham. He also suggests communiHe was a son of the late ty leaders, manager of other Poe Winston Eskridge and cultural and educational Fanniebelle Quinn Eskridge, institutions and the citizens and was also preceded in of Rutherfordton be involved death by his wife, Virginia in the building plan. Houser Eskridge. He served in the Navy Also Wednesday afternoon, during World War II. He council is expected to award retired from Southern Bell a contract for sewer manTelephone Company after 44 hole rehabilitation, using years of service, was a mem$120,000 in grant money ber of the Rutherfordton from the North Carolina Lions Club, and a lifelong Rural Center. The town’s por- member of Rutherfordton tion of the cost is $60,000. Presbyterian Church. Council is expected to He is survived by one approve a revised easedaughter, Susan E. Rose of ment with Broad River Henderson; one brother, Water Authority to allow a William T. Eskridge of Forest water line replacement at City; and one grandchild. the entrance to the town’s Funeral services will wastewater treatment plant be conducted at 2 p.m. at U.S. 221 and Thunder Wednesday at Rutherfordton Road. BRWA is preparing to Presbyterian Church with install a waterline along U.S. Dr. Don Scofield officiat221, north of the water plant ing. Interment will follow entrance to Poors Ford Road. in the Rutherfordton City Council will consider Cemetery. The family will adopting a resolution to receive friends Tuesday from request grant assistance form 6 to 8 p.m. at McMahan’s the NC Rural Center for a Funeral Home. Planning Grant Project. In lieu of flowers, memoThe board will discuss a rials may be made to letter to the Department of Rutherfordton Presbyterian Transportation concerning Church, P.O. Box 1133, the two alternatives for the Rutherfordton NC 28139. US 221 bypass project. Contact Gordon via e-mail at jgordon@thedigitalcourier.com.

Man pleads guilty to four sex offenses From staff reports

RUTHERFORDTON — A man charged with sex offenses pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court to four counts of indecent liberties with a child. David Michael Blanton accepted that arrangement in exchange for having four counts of statutory rape/ sex offense where the defendant is more than six years older than the victim were dropped. Part of the arrangement was that Blanton would receive a suspended sentence and not serve active prison time. The victim in the case was 15 years old at the time of the offenses. Both she and her mother addressed the judge and said that Blanton deserved an active sentence. The incidents occurred

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career opportunities. During the morning and early afternoon more than 250 high school students are expected to participate in the event. Careers in Construction Week is a nationwide campaign designed to increase public awareness of the hard work and contributions of our nation’s craft professionals and emphasizes the role construction industry partners play in helping youths and adults achieve career success. “This is a great way for people to get familiar with employment opportunities in the construction industry,” said DeWalt Koone, dean of Applied Sciences and Technology at Isothermal. “We wanted to include high school students from

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Leroy Brown, 56, of Bostic, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Hospice House in Forest City. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Mae Brown of Forest City, his children and other between July 1, 2007, and family members. Aug. 30, 2007. Funeral services will be Judge Dennis Winner gave conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Blanton four 16- to 20-month New Vernon Baptist Church, consecutive sentences but Bostic. suspended them. Blanton Ulysses D. Miller Funeral was placed on probation for Service is in charge of three years. He is to have no arrangements. contact with the victim, he is to have an assessment by Carlton Cash a trained mental health proCarlton Hubert Cash, 81, fessional who specializes in formerly of 1021 Jesse Lamb sexual deviation cases and is Rd., Rutherfordton, died to complete any recommendSunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at ed treatment. He is also to Holly Springs Senior Citizens comply with all sex offender Home. provisions. He was a son of the late The first four months of probation will consist of elec- John and Carrie Willingham Cash, and the widower of tronic house arrest. Marjorie Lamb Cash. Blanton is to serve 100 He retired from J.H. hours of community service Montgomery Mill as a weavin 120 days. And he is to pay er and was a former pastor court costs, a community service fee and electronic house and music director at Broad River Baptist Church, where arrest fees. he was a member. He also Lifetime monitoring was served in the Army during ordered for Blanton. the Korean War. He is survived by one son, Richard Cash of Cowpens, S.C.; one daughter, Donna Cash of Pickney, Mich.; one changes, which the General sister, Mamie Lou Allen of Assembly approved earlier Shelby; and four grandchilthis year. The updated label require- dren. Funeral services will be ments for vegetable seed held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in packages include new at Eggers Funeral Home “packed by” and “sell by” or Chapel in Chesnee, S.C., with “percent germination” and “test date” statement options, the Rev. Brian Ezell officiating. Visitation will be held in addition to the seed kind, variety and lot identification one hour prior to the serthat were previously required vice. Interment will follow in the Springhill Memorial on the label. The period of time covered Gardens. The family will be at the son’s home, 469 Corn Mill Rd., Cowpens. In lieu of flowers, memoRutherford and Polk counrials may be made to ties, but we also wanted to Mobile Meals, P.O. Box 461, open this to the community Spartanburg, SC 29304; or to show interested individuto Hospice of Rutherford als the kinds of things that County, P.O. Box 336, Forest are available. Skilled conCity, N.C. 28043 struction jobs can be high paying and very rewarding.” Online condolences www.eggersSkilled trade workers are funeralhome.com. in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Maggie Carrier Statistics, 1 million skilled Maggie Lee Carrier, of workers will be needed to fill 610 Pinkwood Dr., Rutherconstruction jobs by 2014. fordton, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Rutherford Partners in the event Hospital. include Rutherford County She was a daughter of the Schools, Polk County late Joseph and Ada Carrier. Schools, the Region C She was a longtime memWorkforce Development ber of St. John AME Zion Board, Shaw Construction Church. and many local contractors Survivors include one and builders. son, James Ernest Miller of Charlotte; and a grandFor additional informadaughter and grandson, both tion about the Construction of Warrenton, Va. Careers Expo, contact Mike Funeral services will Saunders at 828-286-3636, ext. 399, or DeWalt Koone at be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John AME ext. 252.

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RALEIGH – Changes to North Carolina’s seed law taking effect in October mean consumers will see additional information on labels of vegetable seed in packages weighing one pound or less, along with extended test dates for both vegetables and cool-season lawn seeds and mixtures of cool-season lawn seeds. License fees for seed dealers will also increase under the

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Zion Church with the Rev. J.A. McDouglad officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place in the Bright Cemetery in Warrenton. Thompson’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Naomi Littlejohn Naomi Logan Littlejohn, of 1521 Old Henrietta Rd., Henrietta, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Hospice House in Forest City. She was a daughter of the late Jim and Mamie Logan. She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Robert L. Littlejohn of Silver Springs, Md., William Littlejohn of Henrietta, and James Littlejohn of Shelby; a daughter, Patsy Lipscomb Logan of Henrietta; three sisters, Mabel Logan and Cupid Sorrell, of Raleigh, and Ruby Lipscomb of Henrietta; and one brother, the Rev. Thomas Logan of Newton. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday at New Zion Baptist Church in Henrietta with Dr. L.W. Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Thompson’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Trisha Hawkins Patricia “Trisha” Atkins Hawkins, 49, of 1204 Lake Houser Rd., Mooresboro, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, she was a daughter of Georgette Beeckman Atkins of Mooresboro. and the late Joel Atkins Trisha. She was a member of Gantt’s Grove Baptist Church and a homemaker. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, David Hawkins; one daughter, Amy Huffstickler of Mooresboro; three sisters, Anita Lee, Ginger Johnson and Lisa Davis, all of Mooresboro; one grandson; and four nephews and six nieces. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Gantt’s Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home. Memorials may be to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319; or to Hospice and Pallative of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150.

92. Peg Mullen wrote the 1995 book Unfriendly Fire: A Mother’s Memoir after her son Michael died at age 25 when a U.S. artillery shell fell short and killed him on Feb. 18, 1970, near the South Vietnamese village of Tu Chanh. Bill McArthur LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Bill McArthur, a Little Rock lawyer never charged but considered a suspect in the 1982 execution-style shooting of his oil heiress wife, died Sunday. He was 71. McArthur, a well-known criminal defense lawyer, became notorious in Arkansas on July 2, 1982, when police found Alice McArthur dead in a bedroom closet from a single gunshot wound to the head. A bouquet of flowers sat at her feet, with a card reading, “Have a nice day.” Two months earlier, a homemade explosive detonated under Alice McArthur’s luxury car at their Little Rock home. She escaped with minor injuries. An anonymous telephone call led sheriff’s deputies to arrest parolee Larry Darnell McClendon, 27, in Alice McArthur’s death. They also arrested Eugene “Yankee” Hall and Mary Lee Orsini, a North Little Rock widow Bill McArthur defended against charges she shot her husband to death. Orsini received life in prison without parole for orchestrating McArthur’s slaying; Hall got a life sentence and McClendon received a 20-year sentence. Deputies later said Orsini gave a man a script to read for the anonymous phone call. Then Hall implicated Bill McArthur in his wife’s slaying. Bill McArthur also was part-owner of the state’s largest country music night club, the Star Studded Honky Tonk. Then-Pulaski County Sheriff Tommy Robinson, a flamboyant lawman who later went to Congress, arrested McArthur on suspicion of killing his wife. But prosecutors declined to charge McArthur in his wife’s slaying, as did a later grand jury. Robinson later tried to have the lawyer charged with setting up a $500,000 contract killing targeting him.

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Deaths Peg Mullen LA PORTE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Peg Mullen, an author and former Iowa farm wife who hounded the U.S. military to find the truth about her son’s death in Vietnam, has died. She was

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Patricia “Trisha” Atkins Hawkins, 49, of 1204 Lake Houser Rd., Mooresboro, died Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, she was born October 3, 1960, a daughter of the late Joel Atkins and Georgette Beeckman Atkins of Mooresboro. Trisha was a member of Gantt’s Grove Baptist Church and a homemaker. Besides her mother she is survived by her husband, David Hawkins; one daughter, Amy Huffstickler, of Mooresboro; three sisters, Anita Lee, Ginger Johnson and Lisa Davis all of Mooresboro, one grandson, Austin Huffstickler of Mooresboro; four nephews and six nieces. Funeral services will be held 3 PM Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at Gantt’s Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 7 to 9 PM Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319 or Hospice and Pallative Care of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 A guest register is available at www.mckinneylandrethfuneralhome.com

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Calendar/Local MOTORCYCLIST INJURED Dennis Putnam, 52, of Webb Road, Ellenboro, was transported to Cleveland Regional Medical Center Monday afternoon after he was struck by a Honda car near the Webb Road, South Glenn Street and Henrietta Street intersections. Putnam was traveling east on Webb Road and Kay Burnette was traveling west on Henrietta Road and attempted to make the left turn and Putnam was hit. He sustained several broken bones, witnesses said. Also assisting were Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, North Carolina Highway Patrol, Ellenboro firefighters and the NC Crime Control. Burnette was not injured.

Red Cross The following Red Cross classes are scheduled. Babysitting Class: Friday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adult CPR: Monday, Oct. 19, begins at 6 p.m. Child & Infant CPR: Tuesday, Oct. 20, begins at 6 p.m. First Aid, Preventing Disease Transmission: Thursday, Oct. 22, begins at 6 p.m. All classes must be paid in advance. Call 287-5916 for further information.

Meetings/other Mobile food truck: Chase Corner Ministries will have a mobile food truck at their facility on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. until noon., with enough food for 200-250 families (first come, first serve basis). For families in need. No personal information required. Bring a laundry basket or box. The ministry is located on Chase High Road, directly across from the high school. Library guests: Alice Lee and Greg Schwendinger, founders of CasaSito Association that focuses mainly on rural education in Guatemala, will speak Monday, Oct. 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Mountains Branch Library, Bills Creek Road right off of 64/74A between Rutherfordton and Lake Lure; call 287-0069 for more information. NAMI Rutherford: Support groups for those living with mental illness and family members (two separate groups) will meet Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Parish Hall of Saint Francis Episcopal Church, 395 North Main St., Rutherfordton. Call 288-3820 leave a message. Financial Aid Workshop: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6 to 8 p.m., at R-S Central High School’ for seniors and their parents.

Miscellaneous Octoberfest: Thursday, Oct. 8, 4 to 8 p.m., Harris Elementary School; games, concessions, Bingo, cake walk, face painting, raffle drawing, inflatables and more; the cafeteria will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and homemade desserts. 8th Annual Remember Cliffside Day: Saturday, Oct. 10, breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. at Cliffside Masonic Lodge; live music, crafts, barbecue; vendors may contact Wayne Millis at 245-7606 to reserve space. Fall festival: Saturday, Oct. 10, 4 p.m., Pleasant View Community Church, 129 Michael Dr., Forest City; chicken and fish fry, cake walk, games, cake auction; all donations will go to the missions fund.

Fundraisers Box City project: The youth of Spindale United Methodist Church will host Box City on Thursday, Oct. 8, in the church parking lot. They will be sleeping in cardboard boxes to raise awareness for the homeless. The youth will also be collecting new or clean used coats and blankets, any size, the entire month of October. Drop off points for coats and blankets are Bi-Lo in Rutherfordton, Spindale Drug, and Smith’s Drug in Forest City. For more information, call 286-2281. Bingo/hot dog supper: Saturday, Oct. 10, 5 p.m., old Gilkey School; sponsored by Rutherford County Traffic Control; proceeds for needed equipment. Fish fry: Saturday, Oct. 10, 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Concord Community Clubhouse; adults $10; ages 6-12, $5; under 6 free; includes dessert and drink; all take outs $9. Church fundraiser: Saturday, Oct. 10, begins at noon, Oak Grove Missionary Methodist Church, 125 Weather St., Forest City; two hot dogs, chips and drink, $3.50; $4 with dessert; entertainment by the Angels of Praise praise team.

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But others were there to speak in favor of the project, especially the Community Pet Center (CPC). “I’ve heard several times that the purchasing of the Daniel Road project was mistake and it was not needed,” CPC supporter Keven McCammon said. “I want to illustrate the importance of these items with a few facts. The average intake for the county shelter is over 4,200 animals per year. If there was not a county shelter and a Community Pet Center, the cost of contracting those animals out to another county would cost over $250,000 a year. Our current animal shelter is in disarray. One comment was made about retrofitting an existing building. That would far exceed the cost of a new facility. “Farming is still the primary business for some citizens and a second or third income for more of these citizens. Farmer’s markets have grown 5 percent this year. That is because people want to buy and grow produce locally. The agricultural center is a place for our youth to demonstrate

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for the purchase of polygraph equipment. Jackson pointed out that the equipment would be used in criminal investigations and in the hiring process at the Police Department. He said it would be the same type of equipment as that used by the SBI. Also, the board approved a utility agreement with the N.C. Department of Transportation to adjust and relocate municipally owned water lines. The work will be done in connection with the U.S. 221 widening project. A state DOT construction contractor will do the work and Forest City will pay for the work, not to exceed $154,100. The project is scheduled to be let for contract in December of this year. Work is scheduled to begin in March 2010 and be completed by December 2011. Town attorney David Lloyd suggested the town board approve the utility agreement and adopt a budget amendment ordinance to set aside the

Reunions 35-year reunion: R-S Central Class of 1974; classmates will meet Oct. 9 at the homecoming game, then go to Barley’s in Spindale for food, music and socializing. Contact Steve Neely at 287-0323 for more information. 30-year reunion: R-S Central Class of 1979; classmates will meet Oct. 9 at the homecoming game, and Oct. 10 at Water Oak Restaurant; for information contact Susie Lane King at 286-0129. 40-year reunion: East Rutherford High School Class of 1969 will hold its 40th reunion on Oct. 10. Classmates who have not received information, contact Linda H. Lovelace at 245-2267 or Max Champion at 245-9243.

private partnership. “This is a first step toward making the future plans and toward a contract,” Condrey explained. “For several years now, the commissioners have expressed their desire to see a partnership.” Crowe and Helton expressed their concern about having the private entity of the CPC involved in handling animals and both wanted to tour a facility with a similar set-up in Spartanburg, S.C. Condrey encouraged all commissioners to visit the Spartanburg facility.

$154,100 from the town’s reserves. Both motions were unanimously adopted. Commissioners also awarded a contract to Ronny Turner Construction of Hickory for the Brackett Creek Interceptor Sewer and Pump Station. The contract is for $862,443. When the low bidder withdrew from the bidding process, Ronny Turner was the next lowest bidder. Hoyle noted that the company had previously done work in the county, including a waterline to Sunshine. The project is being funded with a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Rural Center and a matching grant from the town. The town’s share of the money is already in the sewer budget. Commissioners also were updated on a moisture problem at a vacant building on Main Street owned by the town. The building, which had a hole in the roof, shares a wall with an adjoining business. Moisture is migrating through the wall. The problem has been mitigated by securing a large tarp over the hole in the roof. Attorney Lloyd noted that the repair

is a temporary fix, but a long-term fix is needed. The only real solution to the problem, commissioners were told, is to replace the roof or tear the building down. Tearing the building down would make the town responsible for making the currently shared wall usable by the business as an outside wall. No action was taken on the matter at the meeting. Commissioners also approved a license and use agreement with the Board of Education to put playground equipment at a site near the Rutherford Opportunity Center at Arlington Street and Old Caroleen Road. The vote was 4-1, with Shawn Moore voting no. In other action: n Commissioner Chris Lee presented options for signs at each end of the town to honor the 2009 achievements of the Forest City Owls. No action was taken. n Hannah Smith, a senior at East Rutherford, was recognized as a member of the Youth Council.

In other business, the board voted to move ahead with plans to broadcast their meetings via the county’s Web site at www.rutherfordcountync. gov. Condrey said the video could be set up as quickly as the board’s November meeting, allowing citizens with broadband access to watch a live stream of the meeting on Nov. 2. Finally, commissioners voted unanimously to approve Crowe’s resolution opposing allowing illegal immigrants to enroll in community colleges. Contact Baughman via e-mail at sbaughman@thedigitalcourier.com.

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Singing: Sunday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church; featuring the Golden Valley Crusaders. The American Quartet will present a worship service in song Sunday, Oct. 11, at Smith Grove Baptist Church, 185 Horn Bottom Rd., Forest City. Music begins at 6.

their agricultural abilities. Football and soccer facilities would help create an environment that industries would want to come to because their children have a place to play. I cannot tell you the rate of return on a farmer’s market or these facilities. But based on the sales tax collected on a baseball tournament I tracked, this facility would generate $1 million being spent in Rutherford County and the rate of return for the Daniel Road project could be less than five years for each segment of that project.” Commissioners took no vote on proceeding with any buildings at the Daniel Road Project, but did give County Manager John Condrey permission to proceed with planning steps approved earlier this year. In other CPC related business, commissioners voted three to two to approve a memorandum of understanding between the county and the non-profit group for joint operations handling animals. The vote saw Commissioners Brent Washburn, Eddie Holland and Paul McIntosh vote in favor and Commissioners Susan Crowe and Margaret Helton vote no. But there was no formal contract set-up to solidify the public-

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Panthers’ Fox has overcome poor starts CHARLOTTE (AP) — Carolina Panthers coach John Fox’s head is full of cliches and cheesy motivational sayings used to calm, motivate and educate his players. Some, like, “It’s not where you start the race, it’s where you finish it,” have been in vogue in the past week. And while only three teams since 1990 have recovered from the Panthers’ current predicament of 0-3 to reach the playoffs, Fox’s words hold some weight. He was part of the biggest turnaround in the modern era, serving as an assistant in San Diego in 1992 when the Chargers started 0-4 only to win 11 of their final 12 games. The Panthers returned from their bye weekend for meetings on Monday. They host Washington on Sunday.

O’Brien shaking up Wolfpack’s defense RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina State is shaking up its defense after last weekend’s loss at Wake Forest. Coach Tom O’Brien said Monday that redshirt freshman Terrell Manning will likely start this week against Duke at the linebacker spot held by Dwayne Maddox. In addition, the secondary that gave up 361 yards passing could have four new starters. The depth chart shows former safety Justin Byers starting over Koyal George at one cornerback, while recent starter DeAndre Morgan or C.J. Wilson likely to start at the other corner. In addition, Bobby Floyd and Clem Johnson are likely to start at safety over Earl Wolff and Brandan Bishop. Statistically, the Wolfpack (3-2, 0-1 ACC) lead the ACC in total defense.

UNC gets back to basics after two losses CHAPEL HILL (AP) — North Carolina has played two Atlantic Coast Conference games and turned in two anemic performances on offense. Coach Butch Davis said Thursday that he’s simplifying the playbook after consecutive ACC losses to Georgia Tech and Virginia. The Tar Heels (3-2, 0-2) averaged 164 total yards in those defeats, and that has some wondering if they’ve regressed in Davis’ third season. That futility has put extra pressure on a defense that ranks among the nation’s best. North Carolina’s D is eighth nationally in total defense and fourth against the pass. They hope to have things figured out by Saturday’s matchup with Georgia Southern.

Local Sports VOLLEYBALL Shelby at East Rutherford, Varsity 5 p.m. Freedom at Chase, JV 4:30/ Varsity 6 p.m. R-S Central at Burns, JV 4:30/Varsity 6 p.m. TJCA at Madison, 4:30 LADIES TENNIS TJCA at Mt. Heritage 6 p.m. Shelby at East Rutherford

On TV 5 p.m. (TBS) Major League Baseball: AL Central tiebreaker game: Detroit at Minnesota. 8 p.m. (ESPN2) College Football Middle Tennessee State at Troy.

Thomas Jefferson’s Konner Munjas (9) heads the ball during the game against Highlands Monday at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.

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Highlands takes down TJCA, 4-1 By KEVIN CARVER Sports Reporter

AVONDALE — At halftime, tied with a 1A team that has been ranked as one of the top 10 soccer programs in the state this year, the Thomas Jefferson team felt pretty good. However, Highlands unleashed its best weapon on the field, Samuel Wheeler, during the second half to beat the Gryphons, 4-1, on Monday

afternoon. “The boys played hard and rebounded after the loss at Owen,” Thomas Jefferson soccer coach Brian Espinoza said. “They played well at Owen, but our lack of experience still shows in places.” Cool conditions and a damp field awaited the two soccer teams in a non-conference clash as the Highlanders from the far western

North Carolina mountains made the first statement. Off a long throw in by Michael Shearl, Wheeler punched the header in for a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute of the contest for the Highlands (8-3). Thomas Jefferson (2-13, 1-6) responded quickly by dialing up Michael Snyder just five minutes later Please see TJCA, Page 8

Bobcats look for better start in preseason CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Charlotte Bobcats will be without two starters when they become the first team to face the new LeBron JamesShaquille O’Neal combination. Still, it’s a near certainty they’ll get off to a better start Tuesday in Cleveland than they did in last year’s exhibition opener. All they have to do is not trail 40-9 after the first quarter. “That was horrible, man,” guard Raymond Felton said Monday. “That was one of the worst quarters I’ve ever seen in basketball history.” The Bobcats shot 3-for-21 and committed 13 fouls in their first quarter under new coach Larry Brown. It was also a sign that Brown wasn’t going to accept the roster he inherited. The Hall of Famer soon made three in-season trades and another in July. Only five players remain that took part in that 118-80 debacle in Orlando, the beginning of an 0-8 preseason. “It was one of those games that really stayed in our heads the whole year,” Felton said. “Even Please see Bobcats, Page 9

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Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown, left, talks with Kentucky coach John Calipari, right, during NBA basketball training camp in Charlotte last week.

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National League East Division W L Pct 93 69 .574 87 75 .537 86 76 .531 70 92 .432 59 103 .364 Central Division W L Pct y-St. Louis 91 71 .562 Chicago 83 78 .516 Milwaukee 80 82 .494 Cincinnati 78 84 .481 Houston 74 88 .457 Pittsburgh 62 99 .385 West Division W L Pct y-Los Angeles 95 67 .586 z-Colorado 92 70 .568 San Francisco 88 74 .543 San Diego 75 87 .463 Arizona 70 92 .432

y-Philadelphia Florida Atlanta New York Washington

GB —  6  7  23  34  GB —  7 1/2 11  13  17  28 1/2 GB —  3  7  20  25 

y-clinched division z-clinched wild card Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets 4, Houston 0 Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 7, Florida 6, 10 innings Washington 2, Atlanta 1, 15 innings Milwaukee 9, St. Louis 7, 10 innings Arizona 5, Chicago Cubs 2 San Francisco 4, San Diego 3, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 5, Colorado 3 Regular season concluded

American League East Division W L Pct y-New York 103 59 .636 z-Boston 95 67 .586 Tampa Bay 84 78 .519 Toronto 75 87 .463 Baltimore 64 98 .395 Central Division W L Pct Detroit 86 76 .531 Minnesota 86 76 .531 Chicago 79 83 .488 Cleveland 65 97 .401 Kansas City 65 97 .401 West Division W L Pct y-Los Angeles 97 65 .599 Texas 87 75 .537 Seattle 85 77 .525 Oakland 75 87 .463

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y-clinched division z-clinched wild card Sunday’s Games Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 3 Boston 12, Cleveland 7 Baltimore 5, Toronto 4, 11 innings N.Y. Yankees 10, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 13, Kansas City 4 L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 3 Seattle 4, Texas 3 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Detroit (Porcello 14-9) at Minnesota (S.Baker 15-9), 5:07 p.m. 2009 Postseason Baseball

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Sunday’s Games Chicago 48, Detroit 24 Houston 29, Oakland 6 Washington 16, Tampa Bay 13 Indianapolis 34, Seattle 17 N.Y. Giants 27, Kansas City 16 New England 27, Baltimore 21 Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20, OT Jacksonville 37, Tennessee 17 Miami 38, Buffalo 10 New Orleans 24, N.Y. Jets 10 Denver 17, Dallas 10 San Francisco 35, St. Louis 0 Pittsburgh 38, San Diego 28 Open: Arizona, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Carolina Monday’s Game Green Bay at Minnesota, late

Sunday, Oct. 11 Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Dallas at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. Open: San Diego, Chicago, Green Bay, New Orleans Monday, Oct. 12 N.Y. Jets at Miami, 8:30 p.m. The AP Top 25

DIVISION SERIES American League New York vs. Detroit-Minnesota winner Wednesday, Oct. 7 or Thursday, Oct. 8 Detroit-Minnesota winner at New York (Sabathia 19-8), 6:07 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 Detroit-Minnesota winner at New York (Burnett 13-9 or Pettitte 14-8), 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 New York (Burnett 13-9 or Pettitte 14-8) at DetroitMinnesota winner Monday, Oct. 12 New York at Detroit-Minnesota winner, if necessary Wednesday, Oct. 14 Detroit-Minnesota winner at New York, if necessary Los Angeles. vs. Boston Wednesday, Oct. 7 or Thursday, Oct. 8 Boston (Lester 15-8) at Los Angeles (Lackey 11-8), 9:37 p.m. or 6:07 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 Boston (Beckett 17-6) at Los Angeles (Weaver 16-8), 9:37 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 Los Angeles (Kazmir 10-9) at Boston (Buchholz 7-4) Monday, Oct. 12 Los Angeles (Saunders 16-7) at Boston (Lester 15-8), if necessary Wednesday, Oct. 14 Boston at Los Angeles, if necessary National League Los Angeles vs. St. Louis Wednesday, Oct. 7 St. Louis (Carpenter 17-4) at Los Angeles (Wolf 11-7), 9:37 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 St. Louis (Wainwright 19-8) at Los Angeles (Kershaw 8-8), 6:07 p.m. or 9:37 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 Los Angeles at St. Louis (Pineiro 15-12), 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 Los Angeles at St. Louis, if necessary Tuesday, Oct. 13 St. Louis at Los Angeles, if necessary Philadelphia vs. Colorado Wednesday, Oct. 7 Colorado (Jimenez 15-12) at Philadelphia (Lee 7-4), 2:37 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 Colorado at Philadelphia (Hamels 10-11), 2:37 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 Philadelphia at Colorado, 9:37 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 Philadelphia at Colorado, if necessary Tuesday, Oct. 13 Colorado at Philadelphia, if necessary

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Florida (54) 4-0 1,486 1 2. Texas (1) 4-0 1,416 2 3. Alabama (5) 5-0 1,404 3 4. LSU 5-0 1,290 4 5. Virginia Tech 4-1 1,200 6 6. Boise St. 5-0 1,185 5 7. Southern Cal 4-1 1,108 7 8. Cincinnati 5-0 1,004 10 9. Ohio St. 4-1 994 9 10. TCU 4-0 940 11 11. Miami 3-1 931 17 12. Iowa 5-0 823 13 13. Oregon 4-1 676 16 14. Penn St. 4-1 564 15 15. Oklahoma St. 3-1 563 14 16. Kansas 4-0 513 18 17. Auburn 5-0 428 — 18. BYU 4-1 403 20 19. Oklahoma 2-2 370 8 20. Mississippi 3-1 357 21 21. Nebraska 3-1 333 23 22. Georgia Tech 4-1 311 25 23. South Florida 5-0 238 — 24. Missouri 4-0 215 — 25. South Carolina 4-1 200 —

HOCKEY National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 4 3 2 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts Montreal 2 2 0 0 4 Boston 2 1 1 0 2 Buffalo 1 0 0 1 1 Toronto 2 0 1 1 1 Ottawa 1 0 1 0 0 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Washington 2 2 0 0 4 Atlanta 1 1 0 0 2 Florida 2 1 1 0 2 Tampa Bay 1 0 1 0 0 Carolina 2 0 2 0 0

Philadelphia Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers N.Y. Islanders New Jersey

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Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Monday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 3, New Jersey 2 Columbus at Vancouver, late Tuesday’s Games Ottawa at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Montreal at Calgary, 9 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

BASKETBALL Women’s National Basketball Association Playoff Glance FINALS (Best-of-5) Indiana vs. Phoenix Phoenix 120, Indiana 116, OT Indiana 93, Phoenix 84 Indiana 86, Phoenix 85, Indiana leads series 2-1 Wednesday, Phoenix at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. x-Friday, Oct. 9, Indiana at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup-Price Chopper 400 Sunday At Kansas Speedway (Start position in parentheses) 1. (5) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet 2. (9) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet 3. (31) Greg Biffle, Ford 4. (14) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet 5. (22) Denny Hamlin, Toyota 6. (6) Kasey Kahne, Dodge 7. (1) Mark Martin, Chevrolet 8. (13) David Reutimann, Toyota 9. (11) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet 10. (17) Carl Edwards, Ford 11. (39) Kurt Busch, Dodge 12. (34) Kyle Busch, Toyota 13. (3) Brad Keselowski, Chevrolet 14. (27) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota 15. (36) Casey Mears, Chevrolet 16. (21) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet 17. (15) AJ Allmendinger, Dodge 18. (33) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge 19. (16) Bill Elliott, Ford 20. (42) Elliott Sadler, Dodge 21. (8) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet 22. (30) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet 23. (35) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet 24. (38) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet 25. (32) David Stremme, Dodge 26. (28) Reed Sorenson, Dodge 27. (10) Scott Speed, Toyota 28. (18) Joey Logano, Toyota 29. (41) Erik Darnell, Ford 30. (20) Paul Menard, Ford 31. (4) Jamie McMurray, Ford 32. (43) Max Papis, Toyota 33. (40) John Andretti, Chevrolet 34. (37) Robby Gordon, Toyota 35. (25) David Ragan, Ford 36. (2) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet 37. (12) Brian Vickers, Toyota 38. (29) Michael Waltrip, Toyota 39. (23) Matt Kenseth, Ford 40. (24) Dave Blaney, Toyota 41. (19) Mike Bliss, Dodge 42. (7) Joe Nemechek, Toyota 43. (26) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 137.144 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 55 minutes, 13 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.894 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 23 laps. Lead Changes: 26 among 14 drivers. Top 12 in Points: 1. M.Martin, 5,551; 2. J.Johnson, 5,533; 3. J.Montoya, 5,500; 4. T.Stewart, 5,484; 5. Ku.Busch, 5,460; 6. D.Hamlin, 5,452; 7. J.Gordon, 5,448; 8. G.Biffle, 5,437; 9. R.Newman, 5,387; 10. C.Edwards, 5,386; 11. K.Kahne, 5,361; 12. B.Vickers, 5,301.

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Minnesota Twins’ Delmon Young, center, is congratulated by teammates Denard Span, left, and Carlos Gomez, right, after Young’s solo home run against the Kansas City Royals Sunday,. Minnesota faces detroit in a one-game playoff today to determine the AL Central Division title.

Twins, Tigers set for title tilt By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer

The chase for the AL Central championship once again is going to extra innings. Trying to save their seasons, the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins both won Sunday, leaving them all even for the division lead and forcing a one-game tiebreaker. They’ll meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. EDT at the Metrodome in what could be the final baseball game at the Homer Hankie haven. Detroit rookie Rick Porcello (14-9) will start against Scott Baker (15-9). “It’s going to be fun. I’m sure Minnesota is going to be rocking,” Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson said. This marks the second straight year a tiebreaker will decide the AL Central. Last season, the Twins lost 1-0 at Chicago. After Detroit beat Chicago 5-3, Minnesota downed Kansas City 13-4 to create this playoff. The Twins won 16 of their last 20, and overcame a three-game deficit by winning their last four. “Everybody’s written us off and rightfully so,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “We looked pretty ugly. But we didn’t write ourselves off and that’s all that matters.” The teams get an extra day off — not for travel, but because Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings host Green Bay on Monday night. Because of that, the logistics could become complicated. The New York Yankees, holding home-field advantage throughout the postseason, can choose whether they want to start the playoffs against the Twins-Tigers winner on Wednesday or Thursday. The tricky part: The Yankees get one hour after the tiebreaker to announce their decision. That means a quick turnaround for the AL Central champ if, as expected, New York picks to play Game 1 at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday at 6 p.m. EDT. “It’s strange,” Yankees star Alex Rodriguez said. “That’s what great about baseball. Play 162 and you’re going to need one more game. That’s pretty awesome.” Boston will open at the Los Angeles Angels in the other best-of-five AL matchup, either Wednesday or Thursday. The National League first-rounders begin Wednesday — wild card Colorado at the World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies by day, and Albert Pujols and St. Louis at Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers at night. Ryan Howard and the East champion Phillies went 4-2 against Troy Tulowitzki and the Rockies. It’s a playoff rematch from 2007, when Colorado streaked into the playoffs and swept Philadelphia in the first round.

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and he dribbled past three defenders and placed a shot perfectly to the far post with his left foot to tie the game at 1-1. The Highlanders opened up the second half with two more scores by Wheeler to complete his hat trick and Will Mathiowdis

floated the final goal into the nets off a long throw in. The Highlanders scored all three of their goals in just a 20-minute period. The Gryphons did have a chance to make things a little more interesting though, while the game stood at 3-1, in favor of the Highlands, Thomas Jefferson was awarded a penalty kick after a foul was made in the box. But Michael Mellnik’s line drive was easily saved by the Highlands’ keeper to preserve the two-goal lead at that time. The Gryphons’ Conner Munjas took two attempts during the latter minutes, one of those being a header that barely missed wide left off a Billy Krier corner kick. Thomas Jefferson will look to get it’s second conference win of the season when it travels to Mitchell on Wednesday.


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Sports Bobcats

The NFL: Week Four

Bengals late magic continues By The Associated Press

The Cincinnati Bengals were involved in yet another nail-biter — and it’s a trend quarterback Carson Palmer would like to see end soon. The last-minute Bengals needed a 31-yard field goal from Shayne Graham late in overtime to beat the winless Cleveland Browns 23-20 on Sunday. Not wanting to settle for a tie, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis gambled and decided to go for it on fourth-and-11 from the Cleveland 41 with 1:04 remaining. Palmer dropped back to pass and then tucked the ball away and scampered up the middle for 15 yards and the first down. Cincinnati ran two plays to get Graham in position, and the kicker, who had an extra point and field goal blocked earlier in the game, sent it sailing through the uprights. Defensive end Robert Geathers returned a fumble 75 yards for a score for Cincinnati (3-1), which is tied with Baltimore atop the AFC North. The Bengals visit the Ravens next Sunday. “Nobody’s happy,” said Browns quarterback Derek Anderson. Anderson, making his first start since coach Eric Mangini benched Brady Quinn, completed 26 of 48 passes for 269 yards, threw a 2-yard TD pass to Steve Heiden and ran for a score.

Saints 24, Jets 10

At New Orleans, Darren Sharper returned one of his two interceptions of rookie Mark Sanchez 99 yards for a score, Will Smith forced a fumble in the end zone to produce a second defensive touchdown, and New Orleans handed the Jets their first loss. New York (3-1) lost despite stopping the Saints twice on fourth-and-short and holding Drew Brees to 190 yards passing and no touchdowns.

Broncos 17, Cowboys 10

At Denver, Champ Bailey knocked away a potential tying touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Sam Hurd with 1 second left. On fourth-and-goal from the 2, Romo found Hurd cutting over the middle, but Bailey reached around and swatted the pass away at the last second, giving the Broncos their first 4-0 start since 2003. The Broncos took the lead on Brandon Marshall’s 51-yard touchdown catch with 1:46 remaining.

Steelers 38, Chargers 28

At Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger threw touchdown passes on the first two drives, Rashard Mendenhall surpassed his previous career total with 165 yards rushing and two scores and the Steelers held on after squandering a 28-point lead. The Chargers (2-2), outgained nearly 4 to 1 until late in the third quarter, rallied as Philip Rivers threw touchdown passes of 30 yards to Antonio Gates and 13 yards to Chris Chambers and Jacob Hester scored on a 41-yard fumble return, all in the fourth quarter.

49ers 35, Rams 0

At San Francisco, tight end Vernon Davis caught a 13-yard pass for his third touchdown in two weeks, Patrick Willis returned an interception 23

Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) catches a pass against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman (41) for the gamewinning touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday in Denver. Associated Press

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after that point we still struggled for 20 more games. But we finally got it.” The Bobcats did recover from a 7-18 start to the regular season to be in the playoff hunt until the final week, before a season-ending four-game losing streak left Charlotte 35-47. Now familiar with Brown’s style and demands, the Bobcats think they contend for a playoff berth this season. That will mean the healthy return of center Tyson Chandler and power forward Boris Diaw. Neither will play against the Cavaliers as they nurse ankle injuries. Chandler, acquired from New Orleans this summer for Emeka Okafor, was fitted with new orthotics on Monday and participated in his first 5-on-5 drills of camp as he recovers from offseason surgery on his ankle and toe. Chandler won’t be available to guard O’Neal in his Cavaliers debut. Nazr Mohammed will likely start at center. And while almost all the focus will be on O’Neal and James, the Bobcats see the exhibition slate as important to sort the rotation behind the projected starters Wallace, Felton, Chandler, Diaw and Raja Bell. Newcomer Ronald “Flip” Murray and rookie Gerald Henderson will make their Bobcats debuts. Brown hopes to get a bigger contribution from 7-footer Alexis Ajinca. Point guard D.J. Augustin says he’s healthy after an abdominal injury slowed him for the second half of last season.

Pits yards for a score and the 49ers overcame the absence of star running back Frank Gore. The 49ers (3-1) scored in every way to take command of the NFC West, recording their first shutout in 119 games since Jan. 6, 2002, 38-0 at New Orleans.

Tarkenton and Dan Marino and extended his team’s regular-season victory streak to 13. Manning finished 31 of 41 for 353 yards, marking the first time in 12 NFL seasons he has topped 300 yards in four consecutive games.

Dolphins 38, Bills 10

Giants 27, Chiefs 16

At Miami, quarterback Chad Henne making his first NFL start and the Dolphins controlled the ball for 37 minutes to earn their first victory. The Dolphins came into the game 0-3 despite a strong running attack and an 11-minute edge per game in time of possession. Against Buffalo (1-3), Miami ran for 250 yards and mounted scoring drives of 65, 66 and 65 yards.

At Kansas City, Mo., Eli Manning, before leaving in the fourth quarter with a bruised right heel, threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns as the Giants (4-0) remained unbeaten. Steve Smith, who has caught at least one scoring pass in three straight games for the Giants, totaled 134 yards on 11 catches, including scoring receptions of 3 and 25 yards.

Patriots 27, Ravens 21 At Foxborough, Mass., Tom Brady and Randy Moss hooked up for their first touchdown pass of the season and Baltimore failed on fourth-down plays on its last two series. Moss’ touchdown made it 24-14 late in the third quarter, but Joe Flacco’s 13-yard pass to Willis McGahee cut that to 24-21. Stephen Gostkowski’s 33-yard field goal gave the Patriots (3-1) a six-point lead midway through the fourth quarter. On the next possession, with a fourth-and-1 at the Ravens 45-yard line, McGahee was stopped for no gain. The Ravens (3-1) got the ball back after a punt and moved to a fourthand-4 at the 14. Flacco then threw to Mark Clayton, who dropped the ball with 28 seconds remaining.

Jaguars 37, Titans 17 At Jacksonville, Fla., David Garrard threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns, two to Mike Sims-Walker. Garrard shredded Tennessee’s injury depleted secondary, often picking on rookie cornerback Jason McCourty, and Jacksonville’s defense dominated the Titans (0-4).

Colts 34, Seahawks 17 At Indianapolis, Peyton Manning led the Colts on four touchdown drives, tied milestones established by Fran

Redskins 16, Buccaneers 13 At Landover, Md., Jason Campbell made up for a pair of first-half interceptions with two second-half touchdowns, and the Redskins (2-2) scored on three straight possessions for the first time this season. Trailing 10-0 after a first half, the Redskins started their rally when DeAngelo Hall intercepted a pass from second-year quarterback Josh Johnson, making his first NFL start. Washington converted the turnover into a field goal, then Campbell hit Chris Cooley for a 17-yard touchdown and Santana Moss for a 59-yard score on the next two series.

Texans 29, Raiders 6 At Houston, Steve Slaton scored two touchdowns, Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff for a score and the Texans (2-2), with the NFL’s worst defense, held the Raiders to 45 yards rushing. The Texans were allowing 205 yards rushing entering the game. Houston also forced three turnovers and got its first safety in almost seven years.

Bears 48, Lions 24 At Chicago, Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the Bears pulled away in the second half a week after Detroit snapped its 19-game losing streak. Matt Forte ran for 121 yards and rookie Johnny Knox returned a kickoff 102 yards.

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Hendrick cars at the front of the standings and only two other drivers within 100 points of the leader. There was also a little bit of panic that this Chase was going to be another Hendrick runaway. Then came Sunday at Kansas, and Martin and Johnson couldn’t maintain the dizzying pace they’d set in the first two Chase races. Martin finished seventh, Johnson was ninth and everyone else pounced. Title contenders grabbed 10 of the top 11 spots — “There was nothing but Chase guys up front,” fifth-place finisher Denny Hamlin said after — and the Hendrick stars suddenly looked human. There were just three drivers within 100 points of the leader before Kansas. Now there’s six, and seventh-place Gordon is a mere 103 points out. Just like that, NASCAR has a real title race on its hands. “We’ve got a great shot at this still,” said racewinner Tony Stewart, who ended an eight-week slide just in time to give Chevrolet the manufacturers’ title while climbing back into contention for his own championship. Stewart sliced 39 points off of Martin’s lead, and now sits fourth in the standings, 67 points out. That’s exactly what they did Sunday. Stewart, Gordon, Hamlin and Greg Biffle — guys who could not afford an “average” finish and still keep the leaders in sight — all saw their title hopes revitalized by outrunning Martin and Johnson. So did Juan Pablo Montoya, the only driver to notch a top-five in all three of the Chase races. He, too, gained ground and is hanging tough at third in the standings, just 51 points behind Martin. There’s not going to be a lot of room for error in this Chase, particularly after Martin and Johnson left Kansas unsatisfied with their finishes. Martin, the pole-sitter, led early but faded and wasn’t in the mood to celebrate his 17th top-10 finish this season. And Johnson was perplexed by his day. He had a five-second lead over second-place midway through the race, but fell back into traffic after a four-tire stop and never got back to the front. So confident in his team’s ability, Johnson has done a great job so far of not concerning himself with the competition and only focusing on his own performance. So he wasn’t interested in handicapping the field Sunday. And that’s what the Chase is for. Since its 2004 inception, the points leader at the start of the 10-race Chase has won the championship only once, when Stewart did it in 2005. And he had to earn it, too: Up 185 points over Biffle when the field was reset, his margin was reduced to 35 by the season finale. In every other season, the driver leading the points did not win the championship. It meant Gordon’s 312-point lead was swallowed up in 2007, same for Kyle Busch and his 207-point cushion last year. Other seasons didn’t have such dominating regular-season performances, but Stewart did have a 179-point lead evaporate at the start of the Chase. Under the old format, there’d be very little intrigue over the final 10 races, and that’s what makes the Chase exciting.


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Carolina Today Man gets prison term

RALEIGH (AP) — A former North Carolina body parts harvester was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for what prosecutors described as a heinous fraud scheme in which he falsified medical records of cadavers so tissues could be sold for transplant. Philip Guyett Jr., 42, pleaded guilty to three counts of mail fraud in March. Prosecutors said he went to great lengths to conceal medical problems of cadavers he gathered in Las Vegas and then in Raleigh, using fake blood samples and hiding details about cancer, drug use or a case of hepatitis C.

Court rejects appeal

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a verdict by a federal jury in Alabama which led to the awarding of more than $35 million to 1,424 current and former employees of Family Dollar stores. The decision by the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal means the decision awarding the Family Dollar employees for unpaid overtime wages will stand. The jury found in a 2006 trial in federal court in Tuscaloosa that North Carolina-based Family Dollar classified many workers as managers even though their duties included tasks like mopping floors and unloading trucks.

3 die in NC house fire

MONROE (AP) — Authorities say two adults and a child have been killed in a house fire in southern North Carolina. Multiple media outlets report the Union County home south of Monroe caught fire just before 5 a.m. Saturday. Authorities say three other people in the home were taken to the hos-

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pital with smoke inhalation. Investigators say the fire appears to be accidental, but the cause has not been determined. There were no working smoke detectors in the home.

Teacher facing charges MOCKSVILLE (AP) — A former North Carolina middle school teacher faces several charges after police say he had sex with a female student. Multiple media outlets reported that charges were filed in Davie County against Doug Ebersbach after an investigation began Tuesday. Ebersbach recently resigned from his job in Davie County and also worked in the Wayne County school system. Ebersbach has not been arrested, and investigators think he may have moved out of state. He is charged with four counts of sexual exploitation with a minor, one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor and one count of breaking and entering.

Suspect shot in home HALIFAX (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man has been killed after he forced his way into a North Carolina man’s home. Halifax County Sheriff Jeff Frazier told WRAL-TV that 61-year-old Carlton Burgess, of Lumberton, N.J., was shot in the chest Friday morning. Investigators say Burgess knocked on Marcel Alston’s door in Halifax, then forced his way inside and began beating the homeowner. Authorities say Alston was shot in the buttocks as he ran up the stairs, but managed to get his own gun out of his bedroom and shoot Burgess. Frazier says Alston told police he and Burgess have a long-running dispute.

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n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 206 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. Incidents n Ray Dean Johnson reported breaking and entering of a motor vehicle with the theft of a Global Positioning System. n Carolyn McEntire reported a theft of a $2,500 riding lawnmower. (RCSD) n Sam Hawkins reported the larceny of a weed eater and hand tools. n Misty Gail Yedro reported vandalism. n Karen Myers Pearson reported larceny of a cell phone. n Robbin Elise Reep reported a burglary. n Bryan Mark Biggerstaff reported the larceny of a motorscooter. n Patricia Taylor reported vandalism. n Glenda Darlene Bucy reported breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. n Linda Kay Roland reported breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. n Tabatha Webb Turner reported breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and theft of a Global Positioning System. n Dianna Dills Thompson reported breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. n Tammy Waters reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. n Amanda Michelle Metcalf reported burglary. n Ed Warren Eastman reported the theft of a catalytic converter. n Travis Richard Smith reported the theft of three catalytic converters from vehicles at KT’s Auto Sales. n Darlene Miller Phillips reported a larceny. n Johnny Crotts reported the larceny of medicines and cash.

Rutherfordton n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 42 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n Megan Christina Elkins reported a lost camera.

Spindale n The Spindale Police Department responded to 27 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.

Lake Lure n The Lake Lure Police Department responded to 22 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.

Forest City n The Forest City Police Department responded to 124 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n An employee of the Waffle House reported an incident of defrauding an innkeeper.

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n Heather Fortune reported an assault with a deadly weapon. (See arrest of Doster.) n James Twitty reported a simple assault and injury to real property. n Jonathon Smith reported an assault by pointing a gun. n Teri Seay reported damage to property. n Jacob Harris reported a dog bite. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported found property. n An employee of the Drop In reported the theft of a white 1991 Isuzu pickup truck. n Julie Daves reported a larceny. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported the recovery of stolen property. n An officer of the Forest City Police Department reported damage to property. n Leslie Hopps reported a lost or stolen cell phone.

Arrests n Joshua Sapon, 23, of Beaver Street, Forest City; charged with resisting a public officer; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (FCPD) n Ann Doster, 31, of Plymouth Street, Forest City; charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury; placed under a $40,000 secured bond. (FCPD) n Calvin Hill, 42, of Springfield Drive, Forest City; arrested on a warrant for failure to return rental property; released on a written promise to appear. (FCPD) n Larry Fowler, 33, of McBrayer Court; charged with possession of stolen property and give, lend or borrow a license plate; released on a $1,500 unsecured bond. (FCPD)

EMS/Rescue n The Rutherford County EMS responded to 38 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to 24 E-911 calls Saturday and Sunday.

Fire Calls n Bostic responded to a motor vehicle crash. n Ellenboro were dispatched to a possible mobile home fire, assisted by Bostic and Polkville, but it turned out to be a controlled burn. n Forest City responded to two motor vehicle crashes and to a Dumpster fire. n SDO responded to two motor vehicle crashes, to a smoke report and to a vehicle fire. n Sandy Mush responded to a grass fire. n Union Mills firefighters responded to a vehicle fire.


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THE MARKET IN REVIEW

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6,795.13+120.56

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

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1,764.80 +30.15

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

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Chg +.55 +.50 +.23 +.43 +.50 +.32 +.21 +.71 +.20 +2.75

%Chg +23.3 +16.7 +11.8 +11.2 +11.0 +10.9 +9.5 +9.0 +8.9 +7.6

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last Chg %Chg FredM pfN 2.08 -.33 -13.6 SantFn pfC24.03 -2.47 -9.3 DirFBear rs21.30 -2.04 -8.7 DirREBear 21.05 -1.87 -8.2 DirxEMBear 7.06 -.58 -7.6 DirxEnBear14.63 -1.09 -6.9 RdxInv2xF s 5.92 -.44 -6.9 DirMCB3x rs33.01-2.41 -6.8 ProSUSSilv 5.39 -.39 -6.7 BrkfldH 5.65 -.39 -6.5

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MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg Citigrp 2808601 4.67 +.15 BkofAm 1496523 16.96 +.62 SPDR 1397020 104.02 +1.53 CIT Gp 1197111 1.12 -.05 SPDR Fncl 962149 14.74 +.45 GenElec 730164 15.83 +.47 iShEMkts 702610 38.74 +.88 DirFBear rs 609871 21.30 -2.04 WellsFargo 540070 28.09 +1.81 LVSands 457388 17.45 +1.32

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name Vol (00) Last Chg CelSci 133223 1.62 -.04 EldorGld g 48450 10.93 +.33 Hemisphrx 31087 1.80 -.08 NwGold g 24260 3.88 +.27 NovaGld g 23969 5.10 +.25 GoldStr g 22965 3.27 +.03 InovioBio 19514 1.65 -.04 NthgtM g 19228 2.68 +.09 KodiakO g 18634 2.50 +.14 Sinovac 17536 7.48 +.23

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2,554 533 74 3,161 190 2 4,419,267,472

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LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)

Name Last AmicusTh 5.56 FPB Bncp 2.89 FedFstFn 3.26 SecNtl lf 3.10 SumFWV 3.53 SuprtlH pfA 6.60 SeattGen 11.24 BankFla 2.00 BassettF 3.99 CalAmp 2.34

Chg -2.94 -1.29 -.95 -.88 -.72 -1.30 -1.92 -.32 -.61 -.35

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MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE)

Name Vol (00) BrcdeCm 1163972 PwShs QQQ902974 ETrade 860217 Microsoft 596268 Intel 556551 Cisco 369537 Oracle 336983 Comcast 290438 ApldMatl 284095 Dell Inc 283422

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

Last Chg 9.09 +1.44 41.21 +.33 1.72 +.04 24.64 -.32 19.10 +.13 22.94 +.27 20.39 +.05 15.34 +.17 12.76 +.08 15.15 +.11

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1,957 720 122 2,799 73 8 2,152,257,909

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Finance, energy stocks lead Dow to bounce back

Recruiter Steve Jones reads through an application in his office at Clarian Health’s Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Jones is trying to fill 228 open “critical” jobs at Clarian, including nurses, pharmacists, MRI technicians and ultrasound technologists.

By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer

NEW YORK — The first growth in the service industry in a year and upbeat comments about big banks pulled investors into the stock market after two losing weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 112 points as all major stock indicators gained 1 percent. The Institute for Supply Management said its service index rose to 50.9 in September from 48.4 in August. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected a reading of 50, the dividing line between growth and contraction. The index hadn’t grown since August of last year. Financial and energy stocks led the gains after Goldman Sachs raised its rating on large banks and the price of oil jumped. The advance follows the market’s first backto-back weekly drops since July, which came as reports on manufacturing and consumer sentiment fell short of expectations. Stocks had fallen for seven of eight days, which likely brought buying interest from investors seeking bargains. The Dow lost 332 points, or 3.4 percent, in the past two weeks. Monday’s advance also came in light trading volume, which can skew price moves. Bigger tests of the market will arrive in the coming weeks when companies begin turning in earnings reports for the July-September quarter. Thomas J. Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at J.P. Morgan, said the improvement in the service index is encouraging because it could help boost confidence in the economy, a key element of a sustainable recovery. “We really have to see the animal spirits kick in in the next six months, which is confidence in both businesses and consumers,” he said. The Dow rose 112.08, or 1.2 percent, to 9,599.75, its first gain in four days. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 15.25, or 1.5 percent, to 1,040.46, and the Nasdaq composite index rose 20.04, or 1 percent, to 2,068.15. Financial stocks jumped after the Goldman upgrade. Wells Fargo & Co. rose $1.81, or 6.9 percent, to $28.09, while Bank of America Corp. rose 62 cents, or 3.8 percent, to $16.96. Crude oil rose 46 cents to settle at $70.41 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as the dollar weakened. Commodities are priced in dollars, and a weak greenback makes them more appealing to foreign buyers. That lifted shares of energy and materials companies. Bond prices mostly fell, pushing up yields. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.23 percent from 3.22 percent late Friday. The dollar fell against most other currencies, while gold prices rose to $1,017.80. Five stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume came to 1.1 billion shares compared with 1.4 billion traded Friday. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 10.91, or 1.9 percent, to 591.11. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.7 percent, Germany’s DAX index gained 0.8 percent, and France’s CAC40 advanced 0.7 percent. Japan’s Nikkei stock average fell 0.6 percent.

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Good paying jobs remain unfilled By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Business Writer

In a brutal job market, here’s a task that might sound easy: Fill jobs in nursing, engineering and energy research that pay $55,000 to $60,000, plus benefits. Yet even with 15 million people hunting for work, even with the unemployment rate nearing 10 percent, some employers can’t find enough qualified people for good-paying career jobs. Ask Steve Jones, a hospital recruiter in Indianapolis who’s struggling to find qualified nurses, pharmacists and MRI technicians. Or Ed Baker, who’s looking to hire at a U.S. Energy Department research lab in Richland, Wash., for $60,000 each. Economists say the main problem is a mismatch between available work and people qualified to do it. Millions of jobs with attractive pay and benefits that once drew legions of workers to the auto industry, construction, Wall Street and other sectors are gone, probably for good. And those who lost those jobs generally lack the right experience for new positions popping up in health care, energy and engineering. Many of these specialized jobs were hard to fill even before the recession. But during downturns, recruiters tend to become even choosier, less willing to take financial risks on untested workers. “Workers are going to have to find not just a new company, but a new industry,” said Sophia Koropeckyj, managing direc-

tor of Moody’s Economy.com. “A fifty-year-old guy who has been screwing bolts into the side of a car panel is not going to be able to become a health care administrator overnight.” It’s become especially hard to find accountants, health care workers, software sales representatives, actuaries, data analysts, physical therapists and electrical engineers, labor analysts say. And employers that demand highly specialized training — like biotech firms that need plant scientists or energy companies that need geotechnical engineers to build offshore platforms — struggle even more to fill jobs. The trend has been intensified by the speed of the job market decline, Koropeckyj said. The nation has lost a net 7.6 million jobs since the recession began in December 2007. Yet it can take a year or more for a laid-off worker to gain the training and education to switch industries. That means health care jobs are going unfilled even as laidoff workers in the auto, construction or financial services industries seek work. “So we have this army of the unemployed” without the necessary skills, Koropeckyj said. Sitting in his office overlooking the Clarian Health complex, Jones leafed through some of the applications he’s received. One came from a hotel worker who listed his experience as, “Cleaning rooms; make beds, clean tubes, vacuum.” Another was from a fitness instructor whose past duties included sign-

ing up gym members. Many of the jobless seem to be applying for any opening they see, Jones said. “You just don’t have the supply to fill those particular positions,” he said of the more than 200 “critical” jobs he needs to fill at Clarian, including nurses, pharmacists, MRI technicians and ultrasound technologists. Contributing to the problem is that in a tough economy, employers take longer to assess applicants and make a hiring decision. By contrast, “in a healthier economy, you don’t wait around for the perfect person,” said Lawrence Katz, a professor of labor economics at Harvard. To be sure, employers in most sectors of the economy are having no trouble filling jobs — especially those, like receptionists, hotel managers or retail clerks, that don’t require specialized skills. But as more jobs vanish for good, the gap between the unemployed and the requirements of today’s job openings is widening. Throughout the economy, an average of six people now compete for each job opening — the highest ratio on government records dating to 2000. Sifting through applications for jobs at the U.S. Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state, Baker said he sees “people that have worked in other areas, and now they’re trying to apply that skill set to the energy arena.” “Unfortunately, that’s not the skill set we need.”

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WASHINGTON

Obama back pushing health care overhaul By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — On the cusp of a key legislative push, President Barack Obama on Monday filled the Rose Garden with doctors supportive of his health care overhaul, saying “nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do.” Obama’s White House event gave him another chance to frame the debate on his terms as his top domestic priority enters its most critical phase with legislation moving toward floor debates in the Senate and the House. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to clear its long-debated, intensely scrutinized bill this week. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said a vote originally expected by Tuesday has been pushed back, because the Congressional Budget Office is still crunching cost and coverage numbers. The latest version of the Finance bill will cover fewer people, after senators last week softened penalties for not carrying health insurance. Stabenow said she expects it will cover 92 percent or 93 percent of Americans, down from about 95 percent in earlier versions. The penalties were reduced because there’s not enough money in the $900-billion, 10-year bill to provide subsidies for all middle-class households. White House budget director Peter Orszag acknowledged the tension between keeping down costs and the goal of providing coverage for all. “There’s no doubt there’s a tradeoff,” he told reporters and editors from The Associated Press in an interview Monday. After Finance finishes its work, Senate Democratic leaders will meld it with a more liberal-leaning version passed by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The House also must combine differing versions of its own bills before opening floor debate. Such details — and the excruciating choices they can involve — were absent from Obama’s photo opportunity with physicians. For a visual plug from some medical pros, the White House arranged for the president to have some 150

“When you cut through all the noise and all the distractions that are out there, I think what’s most telling is that some of the people who are most supportive of reform are the very medical professionals who know the health care system best.” — President Obama doctors representing all 50 states arrayed in the sun-splashed lawn area just outside the West Wing. To make sure no one watching at home or catching news footage later would miss the point, the physicians wore their white medical coats for the cameras. “When you cut through all the noise and all the distractions that are out there, I think what’s most telling is that some of the people who are most supportive of reform are the very medical professionals who know the health care system best,” said Obama, flanked by four doctors on stage for good measure. But Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., an orthopedic surgeon for 25 years, said many doctors, nurses and patients strongly oppose Obama’s proposals. They are greatly alarmed at proposed cuts in Medicare, which is the main source of health care for many people in Wyoming and elsewhere, Barrasso said in an interview Monday. He said doctors and hospitals also want provisions to protect them against “abusive lawsuits” by people claiming malpractice. Obama broke no ground in his comments. He outlined the tenets of his health reform plan: expanded and affordable health coverage options for tens of millions of people, strengthened protections for those who already have insurance, and more time for health professionals to help patients. “I want to thank every single doctor who is here,” Obama said. “And I especially want to thank you for agreeing to fan out across the country and make the case about why this reform effort is so desperately needed. You are the people who know this system best. You are the experts.”

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President Barack Obama arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday to make remarks on health care reform.

Executive order aims to cut greenhouse gases n President

wants federal government to show the way By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is putting the federal government on a greenhouse-gas diet. In an executive order signed Monday, Obama directed all agencies to set the first-ever targets for reducing climate-altering pollution from government buildings, fleets and federal workers’ commutes. The agencies will have 90 days to tell the White House how much they plan to measure and reduce greenhouse gases from buildings and vehicles by 2020. Targets for employees’ commutes and travel will be due June 2010. “As the largest consumer of energy in the U.S. economy, the federal government can and should lead by example when it comes to creating innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Obama said in a statement. The order compels agencies to curb petroleum use, conserve water and curtail waste — extending and expanding on an executive order issued by President George W. Bush in January 2007 that became law earlier this year. Bush’s order, unlike Obama’s, did not require agencies to set emissions targets. The government mandate comes as the Obama administration

takes steps to require automakers and large industrial facilities to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It is also a way for the White House to show much-needed progress toward reducing greenhouse gases before more than 180 nations meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December to hammer out a new international treaty to slow global warming. The president wants Congress to pass a bill setting mandatory limits, but its passage is unlikely in the Senate before negotiations begin. The Senate bill would require refineries, factories and power plants to reduce greenhouse gases by 20 percent by 2020 and roughly 80 percent by midcentury. It was unclear how deep the targets would be for the federal government, or how much of a dent it would make in total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The government operates nearly 500,000 buildings, more than 600,000 cars and purchases more than $500 billion per year in goods and services. The White House said Monday that the actions taken would benefit the taxpayer by reducing energy costs. Reviews by the White House budget office show that most federal agencies are well on target to reduce energy use to meet the goals set by Bush for 2015. It is proving more difficult for agencies to reduce their oil use, officials said. Bush wanted all agencies to reduce petroleum consumption by 2 percent annually, until 2015. Obama’s executive order extends that goal to 2020.

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Taliban leader in Pakistan vows reprisal By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer

SARAROGHA, Pakistan — Flanked by heavily armed fighters, the new leader of the Pakistani Taliban sat on a blue blanket, amiable and relaxed as he cracked jokes and mixed in threats of vengeance for deadly U.S. airstrikes. One day later, a suicide bomber attacked a U.N. office in Islamabad. Hakimullah Mehsud met with reporters Sunday for the first time since winning control of the militant group, quashing speculation that he had been slain in a succession struggle following the killing of his predecessor in a U.S. drone attack. He also described his group’s relationship to alAssociated Press Qaida as one of “love and affection.” Osama bin U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Aiden Katz, of Queens, N.Y., right, with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines walks Laden and other top al-Qaida leaders are believed with Afghan National Army local commander Lt. Mohammed Hussein, in Nawa district, Helmand province, to be hiding out in the remote border region with southern Afghanistan, Monday. Afghanistan, possibly in territory controlled by Hakimullah. The militant vowed to retaliate against the U.S. and Pakistan for By RAHIM FAIEZ week.” threatened to undermine those Preliminary results released plans at a time when the Taliban deadly attacks Associated Press Writer on his allies last month showed Karzai won was proving to be a skillful and KABUL — Election workand said the August balloting with 54.6 determined adversary. ers began recounting ballots his fighters percent, enough to avoid a runThe Obama administration is from the disputed Aug. 20 will repel an off with second place finisher also divided over a request by presidential election Monday, Associated Press anticipated Abdullah Abdullah. A recount the top military commander and a senior official said he Pakistani could push down Karzai’s numhere, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, New Pakistani Taliban chief expected to announce late next offensive into Hakimullah Mehsud, left, is seen bers down below the 50 percent to send up to 40,000 more week whether President Hamid his stronghold. with his comrade Waliur Rehman mark and force a runoff with U.S. soldiers to Afghanistan. Karzai had won or would face a Hakimullah during his meeting with media in Abdullah, a former foreign minObama is considering a range runoff with his main rival. Sararogha of Pakistani tribal area made his ister. of ideas for changing course in A U.N.-backed commission threat of ven- of South Waziristan along the If a runoff were required, Afghanistan, including scaling ordered a partial recount from Afghanistan border Sunday. geance hours back, staying put or sending about 10 percent of the country’s Barakzai said it must be held before a suiwithin two to three weeks of more troops to fight the insurpolling stations after allegations cide bomber the announcement of the final gency. of widespread fraud in the vote, disguised as a security officer killed five people at results. Winter snows typically U.S. officials also are waiting which was supposed to install a a U.N. office in Islamabad on Monday. There was start in mid-November, making for the results of the Afghan legitimate government to conno immediate claim of responsibility, but authorimuch of the country impassable. elections, as disturbing reports front the growing Taliban threat. ties blamed Islamic militants. Waiting for spring to hold the of fraud grow. However, vote-rigging allegaPakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik poll could create a power vacuAs the debate rages in tions have plunged Afghanistan has said several times that officials believed um in a country already destaWashington, the NATO cominto an electoral crisis at a time Hakimullah — and possibly his deputy, Waliur bilized by the resurgent Taliban mand reported that two more when Taliban militants are Rehman — had been killed in fighting over who and delay both government projinternational soldiers, includexpanding from their southern would replace Baitullah Mehsud after his Aug. 5 ects and military operations. ing one American, were killed strongholds into the north and death in a missile strike. Preliminary results took weeks in recent fighting. A statement west of the country. Malik said that Hakimullah was being imperlonger than expected, and there from the alliance said a U.S. solIn a sign of the growing sonated by his brother, including in calls to media have already been delays in the dier died of wounds suffered in threat, hundreds of militants organizations. a bombing Sunday in southern launched fierce attacks Saturday recount process. Election offiHakimullah was very much alive, speaking calmcials had previously said they Afghanistan. against two isolated outposts in ly as he sat under a tree on a blanket surrounded would recount 313 of 3,063 susThe statement said a second Nuristan province, killing eight by top Taliban commanders, including Waliur pect polling stations. service member died of wounds American soldiers in the biggest Rehman, in a show of unity in South Waziristan, Barakzai said they had misapin a roadside bombing Monday, loss of U.S. life in a single battle where the Pakistani state and security forces have plied the criteria for designating also in the south, but the victim’s in more than a year. little or no presence. questionable ballot boxes and nationality was not released. 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Many couples have pillow fight Dear Abby: “Pillow Talk in Abilene” (July 24) had to have been written by my husband, Dick. I went looking for him and asked if he had written to you. When I held up your column, he was shocked. We laughed so hard I had trouble reading the piece to him. This scenario must be universal. I make the bed with the pillow opening on the outside; Dick makes it with the opening on the inside. We always thought it was funny because we do many things differently. Thanks for the dose of morning humor. — Pat and Dick Dear Pat and Dick: I’m pleased to have started your morning on a light note. Read on for more — as well as some practical explanations: Dear Abby: There’s a very good reason why the open end of the pillow faces the inside of the bed. When I was 3 or 4, I realized that placing the open end toward the inside would prevent monsters from getting into my pillow. It has worked like a charm for 55 years. — Resting Easy Dear Abby: I was in the military, and bed-making is one of the things you learn in boot camp. The mantra for placing pillowcases is, “Seam and Slack to the Center of the Rack,” open end to the left (which indicates the outside edge of the bed). So there you go — straight from Uncle Sam himself. — Shellie Dear Abby: It sounds to me that

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

“Pillow Talk” and his wife have too much time on their hands. If all they have to do is debate which way to turn the pillows when they make the bed, how do they feel about the epidemic of belly-button lint? What difference does it make which way the pillow edges are turned? — Practical Dear Abby: In nursing school we were taught that the opening of the pillowcase should face away from the entrance to the room. The reason is when you walk, germs and particles from the floor are kicked up and can enter the side of the pillow, which increases the potential for infections and disease through the capture of microorganisms in the pillow opening. — Sandy Dear Abby: I didn’t think your readers could top (or bottom) the great toilet paper debate, but the question about the direction of the pillowcase opening has done it. Most of us are preoccupied with worrying about health care, the economy, the two wars we are fighting, our jobs and putting food on the table. That couple needs to get a life! — John

Skin itch caused by rare disorder Dear Dr. Gott: Would you like one more letter about a severe-itching diagnosis? I was in my 60s when mine started. I did not have a rash or any visible cause for it, but it was horrible. I would get up at night and take a cold shower or rub ice all over my body. The scratching caused bleeding and sores, so I went to my dermatologist. After my third visit, he recommended another dermatologist, who treated me for scabies. When nothing worked, she said she couldn’t help me. It was awful: I couldn’t sleep or eat. Still another dermatologist was recommended. He tried a few things that didn’t help, then decided to do a skin biopsy. So, lo and behold, we had a name for it: bullous pemphigoid. He put me on prednisone. I had a terrible reaction to that and lost all muscle control, and fell and broke my ankle in two places. The prednisone was then stopped, and he put me on

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More opportunities than usual are indicated in the year ahead. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Odds are you will make an egregious mistake if you gamble on a stranger. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Unless someone can make an honest contribution, it is best to go it alone. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Without convincing others to help with something, you aren’t likely to get too far. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Unfortunately, there are always a few intermittent bad days interwoven into an encouraging financial cycle. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Although getting the last word might be enormously gratifying, it isn’t likely to provide any benefits. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Unless you remain painfully pragmatic, you could lull yourself into unrealistic expectations. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Trim any waste or unnecessary expenses from your budget, you’ll have an easier time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Requesting favors from hotshot friends might place you in an embarrassing light. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — A battle of wills could take place between your inner nature, telling you to do the right thing. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — If you’re naive, you could chase that unattainable carrot dangling on a stick. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — A conflict of interest between you and another should keep you from committing to a partnership. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Both method and procedure are extremely important when taking on a new project.


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Italian group tries to cast doubt on Shroud of Turin By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer

ROME — Scientists have reproduced the Shroud of Turin — revered as the cloth that covered Jesus in the tomb — and say the experiment proves the relic was man-made, a group of Italian debunkers claimed Monday.

The shroud bears the figure of a crucified man, complete with blood seeping out of nailed hands and feet, and believers say Christ’s image was recorded on the linen

fibers at the time of his resurrection. Scientists have reproduced the shroud using materials and methods that were available in the 14th century, the Italian Committee for Checking Claims on the Paranormal said. The group said in a statement this is further evidence the shroud is a medieval forgery. In 1988, scientists used radiocarbon dating to determine it was made in the 13th or 14th century. Many still believe that the

shroud “has unexplainable characteristics that cannot be reproduced by human means,” lead scientist Luigi Garlaschelli said in the statement. “The result obtained clearly indicates that this could be done with the use of inexpensive materials and with a quite simple procedure.” The research was funded by the debunking group and by an Italian organization of atheists and agnostics, he said. Garlaschelli, a professor of

chemistry at the University of Pavia, said in an interview with La Repubblica daily that his team used a linen woven with the same technique as the shroud and artificially aged by heating it in an oven and washing it with water. The cloth was then placed on a student, who wore a mask to reproduce the face, and rubbed with red ochre, a well known pigment at the time. The entire process took a week, Repubblica said.

The shroud is first recorded in history around 1360 in the hands of a French knight — a late appearance that is one of the reasons why some scientists are skeptical of its authenticity. Owned by the Vatican, it is kept locked in a special protective chamber in Turin’s cathedral and is rarely shown. The last public display was in 2000, when more than 1 million people turned up to see it, and the next is scheduled for 2010.

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AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 22 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Hazel Dean Dover to First American Title Insurance Co., Trustee(s), dated the 1st day of August, 2006, and recorded in Book 912, Page 459, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina at 1:30 PM on October 13, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situate in the Town of Ruth, and being Lots Nos. 23 and 24 of the J. W. Hampton lands as shown by a plat thereof made by W.N. Willis, Civil Engineer, in June, 1919, and which said plat was originally recorded in Deed Book 112 at Page 500 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, a new plat thereof being recorded in said Register of Deeds Office in Plat Book Number 4 at Page 49; and being also the same land which was conveyed by Bell Walker, and others to L. B. Rollins and wife, by Deed dated September 1, 1944, and which is recorded in Deed Book 154 at Page 39 of the Rutherford County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; Said property being located at: 527 Long Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 22nd day of September, 2009. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 141.138511

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16 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, TUESDAY, October 6, 2009 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 243 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Robert Leroy Wilson to A. Grant Whitney, Trustee(s), dated the 11th day of December, 2002, and recorded in Book 0703, Page 0545, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina at 1:30 PM on October 20, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of that property by deed dated February 5, 1993 and of record in Deed Book 607 at Page 253, Rutherford County Registry and being described from said deed as follows: BEING the western 100 feet of Lot No. 4 and 5 of the subdivision of the J.R. McDaniel Farm as shown on plat duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina in Plat Book 2 at Page 73, and being described by metes and bounds as follows: BEGINNING on an iron stake in the southern margin of a new street, said beginning point being the northwest corner of Lot No. 4 of the above mentioned subdivision and runs thence South 15 degrees East 255 feet to an iron stake, the southwest corner of Lot No. 5 of said subdivision; thence North 60 degrees 30 minutes East 100 feet to an iron stake, the same being the southwest corner of A.L. Allen's land; thence North 15 degrees West 230 feet to an iron stake in the southern margin of said new street; the same being the northwest corner of T.B. Taylor's land; thence with the southern margin of said new street South 75 degrees West 100 feet to the BEGINNING. Together with improvements located thereon; Said property being located at: 125 Hollywood Street, Forest City, North Carolina The property hereinabove described was by instrument recorded in Book 716 Page 258 and Book 773 Page 785. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 22nd day of September, 2009. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1006408

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RUTHERFORD IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO.: 09-SP-653 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY MARSHALL W. HOOVER AND WIFE, NANCY C. HOOVER, AND DOUGLAS L. DATED OCTOBER 21, 2005, AND HOOVER AND WIFE KAREN A. HOOVER RECORDED NOVEMBER 8, 2005, IN BOOK 870 PAGE 145 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE: Dawson & Albritton, P.A. NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to a Court Order and under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of a violation of the provisions of said deed of trust and a failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained, and pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 10:30 A.M. on October 21, 2009 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, situated in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in Green Hill Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being a portion of those lands conveyed to Black Rock Land Company, LLC, by a Special Warranty Deed recorded in Deed Book 873 at Page 363, Rutherford County Registry, and being that portion shown as Lot 19 of the Black Rock Falls Subdivision Phase 1 as recorded in a plat of record in Plat book 26 at Pages 206-207, Rutherford County Registry, reference to which plat is hereby made for a full metes and bounds description of said property. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. The record owner of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is Marshall W. Hoover and wife, Nancy C. Hoover; Douglas L. Hoover and wife, Karen A. Hoover. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by N.C.G.S. §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT AS STATED BELOW IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 12th day of August, 2009. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Dawson & Albritton, P.A. P.O. Box 6003 (27835) 3219 Landmark Street, Ste. 4 Greenville, NC 27834 252.752.2485

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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, TUESDAY, October 6, 2009 — 17 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 176 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Robert L. Mebane and Martha B. Mebane to Jerone C. Herring, Trustee(s), dated the 12th day of June, 2003, and recorded in Book 735, Page 261, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina at 1:30 PM on October 20, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situate, lying and being in Rutherfordton Township and Green Hill Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina and lying north of Miller Road, SR 1161, and south of Maple Creek Road, SR 1178, and being the same property as that described in Deed Book 295, Page 379, Deed Book 295, Page 470, and Deed Book 306, Page 436, and being described in accordance with a new plat of survey done by Professional Surveying Services dated 11-09-92, as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the centerline of Miller Road, SR 1161, said beginning point being the common southernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Clifford Walker property described in Will Book 86 E, Page 29, and running thence from said beginning point along and with the centerline of Miller Road South 64 degrees 02 minutes 53 seconds West 54.31 feet to a point, said point being the common southernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Dewey D. Hamilton property described in Deed Book 320, Page 648, thence leaving the centerline of Miller Road and running along and with the Dewy D. Hamilton boundary North 12 degrees 46 minutes 21 seconds East 460.35 feet, passing an existing iron pin at 41.81 feet, to an existing iron pin; thence continuing with the Dewey D. Hamilton boundary and subsequently the Tyrone M. Hamilton boundary, Deed Book 320, Page 650, North 81 degrees 00 minutes 03 seconds West 448.48 feet to an existing concrete monument said monument being the common southernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Allan A. Thompson property described in Deed Book 434, Page 607; thence leaving the Tyrone M. Hamilton boundary and running along and with the Thompson boundary on the following calls: North 03 degrees 14 minutes 09 seconds East 154.37 feet to an existing concrete monument; thence North 80 degrees 20 minutes 16 seconds West 323.70 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 43 degrees 15 minutes 35 seconds West 184.34 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 59 degrees 10 minutes 25 seconds West 203.01 feet to an existing iron; thence North 74 degrees 38 minutes 21 seconds West 200.05 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 55 degrees 04 minutes 32 seconds West 199.63 feet to a point in a gulley, thence North 63 degrees 04 minutes 32 seconds West 109.79 feet to a point in a gulley; thence North 47 degrees 04 minutes 32 seconds West 117.78 feet to a point in a gulley, thence North 56 degrees 04 minutes 32 seconds West 199.63 feet to a point in a gulley; thence North 41 degrees 07 minutes 45 seconds West 184.62 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 27 degrees 20 minutes 58 seconds West 190.94 feet to an existing iron pin; thence North 27 degrees 20 minutes 58 seconds West 19.06 feet to an point in the centerline of Mill Creek, said point being the common corner of the property described herein, the aforesaid Allan A. Thompson property, and the J. Dewitt Hill property described in Deed Book 343, Page 68; thence leaving the Allan A. Thompson boundary and running along and with the Hill boundary and the center of Mill Creek on the following calls; North 84 degrees 49 minutes 54 seconds East 67.69 feet to a point; thence North 58 degrees 27 minutes 01 second East 22.87 feet to a point; thence North 19 degrees 44 minutes 27 seconds West 67.27 feet to a point; thence North 26 degrees 47 minutes 13 seconds East 122.04 feet to a point; thence North 81 degrees 56 minutes 26 seconds East 24.98 feet to a point; thence North 43 degrees 44 minutes 47 seconds East 79.43 feet to a point, thence South 60 degrees 31 minutes 47 seconds East 21.82 feet to a point; thence North 79 degrees 48 minutes 05 seconds East 50.90 feet to a point; thence leaving the center of Mill Creek and continuing with the Hill boundary North 55 degrees 44 minutes 07 seconds West 91.05 feet to a new iron pin; thence North 09 degrees 04 minutes 27 seconds West 106.77 feet, passing a new iron pin at 76 77 feet; to a PK nail set in the centerline of the Maple Creek Road, SR 1178; thence leaving the hill boundary and running along and with the centerline of Maple Creek Road North 73 degrees 42 minutes 37 seconds East 332 49 feet to a PK nail set in the center of Maple Creek Road over the centerline of a culvert, said PK nail being the common northernmost corner of the tract described herein and the Weldon D. Frady property described in Deed Book 365, Page 59; thence leaving the centerline of Maple Creek Road and running along and with the Frady boundary on the following calls: South 31 degrees 18 minutes 22 seconds East 65.23 feet to a point; thence South 62 degrees 29 minutes 22 seconds West 96.76 feet to a point; thence South 62 degrees 29 minutes 22 seconds West 96.76 feet to a point; thence South 27 degrees 59 minutes 10 seconds West 72.54 feet to a point; thence South 42 degrees 51 minutes 35 seconds West 54.73 feet to a point in the center of Spring Branch; thence continuing with the Frady boundary and the center of Spring Branch on the following calls; South 61 degrees 17 minutes 12 seconds East 30.76 feet to a point; thence South 27 degrees 30 minutes 45 seconds East 14.98 feet to a point; thence North 87 degrees 18 minutes 05 s econds East 23.51 feet to a point; thence North 60 degrees 10 minutes 44 seconds East 12.36 feet to a point, thence South 87 degrees 33 minutes 51 seconds East 25.10 feet to a point; thence South 70 degrees 09 minutes 20 seconds East 86.48 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 31 minutes 02 seconds East 39.32 feet to a point; thence leaving the center of Spring Branch and continuing with the Frady boundary on the following calls; South 54 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds East 101.83 feet, passing a new iron pin at 20.00 feet, to a new iron pin thence North 88 degrees 16 minutes 00 seconds East 135.00 feet to a new iron pin; then North 84 degrees 16 minutes 01 seconds East 203.82 feet to a new iron pin; thence North 74 degrees 15 minutes 49 seconds East 232.74 feet to a existing concrete monument, said monument is located in the Mary Elizabeth Hutchins Johnson boundary, see Deed Book 500, Page 505; thence leaving the Weldon D. Frady boundary and running along and with the Johnson boundary on the following calls: South 11 degrees 31 minutes 52 seconds East 74.90 feet to an existing concrete monument; thence North 87 degrees 32 minutes 09 seconds East 243.82 feet to a new iron pin; thence North 81 degrees 32 minutes 09 seconds East 222.92 feet to a new iron pin; thence South 16 degrees 08 minutes 36 seconds East 90.56 feet to an existing concrete monument; thence South 67 degrees 49 minutes 09 seconds East 190 52 feet to an existing iron pin; thence South 56 degrees 24 minutes 16 seconds East 193.93 feet to an existing concrete monument, said monument marks the common corner of the tract described herein, the aforesaid Johnson property, the Brian M. Winsauer property described in Deed Book 591, Page 123, and the Hugh Gibbon property described in Deed Book 506, Page 95; thence leaving the Johnson boundary and running along and with the Gibbon boundary South 28 degrees 07 minutes 45 seconds east 911.70 feet to a marked sweet gum tree; thence continuing with the Gibbon boundary South 20 degrees 38 minutes 01 second East 164.41 feet to a new iron pin, said new iron pin marks the common corner of the Hugh Gibbon property and the Rodney R. Hodge property described in Deed Book 571, Page 601; thence leaving the Gibbon boundary and running along and with the Hodge boundary on the following calls; South 26 degrees 30 minutes 01 second East 118.62 feet to an existing concrete monument; thence South 05 degrees 03 minutes 07 seconds West 97.95 feet to a new iron pin; thence South 05 degrees 03 minutes 44 seconds East 168.37 feet to an existing concrete monument, said monument marks the common corner of the tract described herein, the aforementioned Rodney R. Hodge property, the Dora T. Walker property described in Deed Book 523, Page 514, and the Clifford Walker property referred to above; thence leaving the Hodge boundary and running along and with the Clifford Walker boundary on the following calls; North 80 degrees 58 minutes 55 seconds West 606.91 feet, passing an existing iron pin at 406.91 feet, to an existing iron pin; thence South 12 degrees 46 minutes 47 seconds West 429.14 feet, passing an existing iron pin at 379.14 feet, to the point and place of BEGINNING, and containing 58.16 acres, more or less. Together with improvements located thereon;

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of MYRTLE JOYCE DIGH JOLLEY of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said MYRTLE JOYCE DIGH JOLLEY to present them to the undersigned on or before the 15th day of December 2009 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 15th day of September, 2009. Deborah Louisa Jolley Bedford, Administrator 228 Brookridge Drive Forest City, NC 28043

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as ADMINISTRATOR CTA of the estate of ROBERT LEONARD SMITH of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said ROBERT LEONARD SMITH to present them to the undersigned on or before the 29th day of December 2009 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 29th day of September, 2009. Robert Wayne Smith, Administrator CTA 313 Mt. Pleasant Church Rd. Forest City, NC 28043

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executor of the estate of PATRICIA BONDS of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said PATRICIA BONDS to present them to the undersigned on or before the 6th day of January 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 6th day of October, 2009. Dane Edward Wurster, Co-Executor PO Box 792 Forest City, NC 28043 Stealie A. Griffith, Co-Executor PO Box 792 Forest City, NC 28043

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Said property being located at: 590 Miller Road, Rutherfordton, North Carolina Tax Map 115, Block 1, Lot 1-B. Being the same property as that described in Deed Book 602, Page 372, Rutherford County Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 22nd day of September, 2009. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1008724

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18 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, TUESDAY, October 6, 2009 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA RUTHERFORD COUNTY

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP 348 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Lori Lupski to Richard J. Maita, Trustee(s), dated the 17th day of October, 2007, and recorded in Book 981, Page 261, in Rutherford County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rutherford County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door at 229 North Main St in the City of Rutherfordton, Rutherford County, North Carolina at 1:30 PM on October 20, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Rutherford, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being condominium Unit No. 406 as defined in the Declaration of Condominium of the Mountains at Lake Lure Condominium B, dated January 1, 1973, and recorded in Book 347, Page 362 of the Records of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, and as shown on plans by Richard G. Allen, a registered architect, filed for record with said Declaration of Condominium, all of said plans now being on recorded in the Unit Ownership File of the Register of Deeds for said County; together with an undivided 8.15 per cent interest in the common areas and faciltities in said Declaration and shown on said plans. Said Condominium Unit shall be occupied and used only as a private dwelling for the owner or owners thereof, and for the family, social guest and tenants of said owners, subject to all covenants, restrictions, limitations and uses set out in said Declaration of Condominium and the exhibits filed with said Declaration as the same now exist or may hereafter be lawfully amended. Parties of the second part shall have the exclusive use of Parking Space #406, as set forth and described in the Declaration of Condominium B so long as they own the above condominium apartment. Subject to the By-Laws and the Articles of Incorporation for The Mountains at Lake Lure Condominium Association B., Inc., together with the Administrative Rules and Regulations annexed thereto governing the administration of The Mouintains at Lake Lure Condominium which are filed for record in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Rutherford County, North Carolina, in Book 350, Pages 170-186. Being the same property as by deed recorded in Deed Book 873, Page 513-514, Rutherford County, NC Registry. Including the Unit located thereon; Said Unit being located at: 113 Westlake Drive Unit 406, Lake Lure, North Carolina Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY.

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 09 SP 322 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF THOMAS J. STEPHENS and PATRICIA A. DIBONA, Grantor(s), To: TRSTE, INC., TRUSTEE, AND WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, BENEFICIARY, As recorded in Deed of Trust Book 896, Page 215, Rutherford County Registry. See Substitution of Trustee as recorded in Deed Book 985, Page 849, Rutherford County Registry, appointing Richard J. Kania as Substitute Trustee. NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE TO: Thomas J. Stephens 2438 Victory Blvd Staten Island, NY 10314

Patricia A. Dibona 2438 Victory Blvd Staten Island, NY 10314

Unknown Spouse of Thomas J. Stephens 2438 Victory Blvd Staten Island, NY 10314

Unkown Spouse of Patricia A. Dibona 2438 Victory Blvd Staten Island, NY 10314

Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain deed of trust executed and delivered by the above-named Grantors to Wachovia Bank, National Association, dated April 18, 2006, filed for record on April 26, 2006, securing indebtedness in the original principal amount of $35,358.75 as recorded in Deed of Trust Book 896 at Page 215, Rutherford County Registry (hereinafter, the "Deed of Trust"), and because of the default of in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the failure of to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Rutherford County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on October 22, 2009 at 12:00 P.M. at the usual place of sale as designated by the Clerk of Court for foreclosure sales at the Rutherford County Courthouse, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, the real property in Logans Store Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina (including any improvements thereon), with the address of Autumn Lane, Golden Valley, NC 28746, and as described in the attached Exhibit A hereto. EXHIBIT A BEING all of Lot 268 of Yellowtop Mountain Estates Subdivision, Phase Fifteen, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 26, Pages 365-368, Rutherford County Registry, to which reference is made for a more perfect description. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is: Thomas J. Stephens Patricia A. Dibona An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the County Clerk of Superior Court. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of the sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat. § 45-21.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five per cent (5%) percent of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at the time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.Gen.Stat. § 45-21.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law.

This 22nd day of September, 2009. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE BY: Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1014689

This the 5 day of August 2009.

Richard J. Kania Substitute Trustee 600-A Centrepark Drive Asheville, North Carolina 28805 (828) 252-8010 Publish: October 6, 2009 and October 13, 2009

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The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, TUESDAY, October 6, 2009 — 19

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20 — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, TUESDAY, October 6, 2009

The Life of Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus Crossword

Christopher Columbus, the son of a wool merchant and weaver, was born in Genoa, Italy. At the young age of 14, he set sail for the first time. On one of his voyages in 1470, there was a shipwreck off of the coast of Portugal. He was able to swim to the shore, and he made that country his home. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain became interested in his very adventuresome voyage ideas. On August 2, 1492, Columbus set sail in search of the East Indies. The voyage was financed by the King and Queen. Columbus and a 90-man crew traveled aboard three ships on the trip to the New World. The ships were named The Nina, The Pinta, and the largest ship which Columbus commanded, The Santa Maria. Columbus never actually arrived on the mainland of the Americas, which he believed to be the Indies, until his third voyage to the new world. On Christmas Day of 1492, the Santa Maria sank off of the coast of Hispaniola. On January 16, 1493, Columbus set sail back for Spain aboard the Nina, arriving there on March 4 of the same year. His second voyage departed for the New World in September of 1493 with 17 ships. The ships carried people and supplies to begin colonization. Columbus would sail back and forth between the New and Old Worlds two more times before his death in Valladolid, Spain, on May “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two 20, 1506. He was 55 years old. Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Columbus Day is celebrated in honor of the voyages that Columbus (Using the internet, see if you can made. Although he was not the first person to discover the Americas, he is recognized as one of the most important contributors to colofind the rest of this poem.) nization. He was the first European successful in efforts to colonize the New World. He explored parts of the Caribbean and discovered the mainland of South America on his third voyage. He never actually found North America, or a passage to China, which he hoped to find. Find and circle the hidden words below to see This was because what he believed to be the Indies was actually the Map It what you would have found on the ships. Continent of South America.

Solve the puzzle using the clues provided below.

Across Clues:

2. One ship in Columbus’ fleet of three. 5. Where was Christopher Columbus born? 6. Ship in the fleet with the shortest name. 8. Country that Columbus called home. 9. Famous explorer that sailed in 1492. 11. The King of Spain’s first name. 12. Columbus contributed to what in the Americas?

What Would You Find On The Ships? Word Search

Out!

Down Clues:

On a separate sheet of paper, draw a map of your school or neighborhood. Label important places and make a legend or key. Assign North, South, East, and West as well. Map drawn in 1490 by Christopher Columbus.

1. Ship in the fleet with the longest name. 3. Before being named, America was called? 4. The Santa Maria sank off this coast. 7. The Queen of Spain’s first name. 10. What country financed the famous trip? 12. Columbus was searching for a passage to which country? 13. Columbus had a crew of how many?

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Can You Decode It? Use the key below to decode the mes-

sage about Christopher Columbus. __ ________ _______ ___

in fourteen hundred and

_ _ _ _ _ _- _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

ninety t w o columbus

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. sailed the ocean blue

_ _______ ____ ______

Hidden Words:

Maps Medicine Physician Qudrant Sails Ship Traverse Board Water Weapons

a compas s al s o helped

___

____ ___ __ ____

him kno w ho w to f i n d

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Key: the way to go A-a B-b C-c D-d E-e F-f G-g H-h I-i J-j K-k L-l N-n M-m O-o P-p Q-q R-r S-s T-t U-u V-v W-w Y-y

Decode Ans: In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed that ocean blue. A compass also helped him know How to find the way to go.

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