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Bishop Peter Jurgis and a processional of priests approach the new sanctuary for the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church during a dedication ceremony Wednesday.

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Catholic church dedicated By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — In a three-hour service equal parts reverent and joyous, Bishop Peter Jugis dedicated the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday. In Catholic tradition, a church building is not a church until it has been consecrated by the clergy. The service began at noon with Jurgis and a processional — including more than 12 priests and a phalanx of the Knights of Columbus in full regalia — leaving the old church and approaching the new one in song. Jurgis anointed the church walls and altar twice over the course of the service, first with holy water and then with Chrism. A mixture of olive oil and balsam or perfume, consecration of the chrism is done only by a bishop in the Catholic faith. Making his way around the church with the holy water blessed earlier in the service, Jurgis sprayed the liquid on four crosses at different corners of the building and sprinkled parishioners, who packed the sanctuary. “Even in this rough economy, these parishioners under the leadership of Father Burke came together to build this beautiful church,” Jurgis said in his homily. “I thank you for your hard work. What a marvelous gift you have given to the Lord and to the Diocese of Please see Church, Page 3A

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The Rev. Andrew Cilone reads from the Gospel of Matthew during the dedication ceremony for the new Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

ELLENBORO — Aldermen voted Tuesday night to proceed with an application for a Community Development Block Grant. But the action drew controversy because Mayor Teresa Whisnant Wood, saying the board held an illegal meeting in September, initially declined to sign the paperwork associated with the $75,000 grant request before relenting and agreeing to put her name on it. She said that since she had been excluded from an emergency session in September to set the first public hearing on the grant, attended by three board members, she did not wish to sign the application. Board member Jim Rhyne said that when Teresa Spires of the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission informed him about the grant possibility, he contacted two board members, Allan “Bunt” Black and Sandra Butler Weeks, and they came to Town Hall for an informational meeting on the matter before calling for a public hearing. There was a need for expedited treatment of the matter because of the grant application deadline, Jim Rhyne commented. The mayor contends that constituted an illegal meeting, since three of five board members were present. Some council members said the governing body of the town consists of the five council members and the mayor, making six. Therefore, they said, having three council members together did not constitute a majority, or a quorum. State General Statute 143318.10(d) says, “Official meeting” means a meeting, assembly, or gathering together at any time or place or the simultaneous communication by conference telephone or other electronic means of a majority of the members of a public body for the purpose of conducting hearings, participating in deliberations, or voting Please see Ellenboro, Page 6A





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FOREST CITY — The 42,881 registered voters in Rutherford County have an opportunity to vote early — beginning today at 8:30 a.m. — for the Nov. 2 General Election. Early Voting will continue through Oct. 30 as registered voters have an opportunity to cast ballots at the Board of Elections office, 298 Fairground Road in Spindale, and the County Annex Building, 141 N. Main Street in Rutherfordton. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting will be conducted only one Saturday, which is 1 p.m. Oct. 30. Voters who have not registered can do so during Early Voting, Elections Supervisor Debbie Please see Voting, Page 6A

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Teen hurt falling off truck Police Notes From staff reports

FOREST CITY —An R-S Central High School band student is listed in good condition at Carolinas Medical Center, where she is being treated for a head injury suffered Tuesday evening when she fell from a pick-up truck at school. Ashley Lambert and two other students were transporting equipment from the band room to a pickup and moving it to the football field, where the band was going to practice for Friday night’s homecoming game. Sgt. Kevin Owens of the state Highway Patrol said the truck was driven by band student John Greenway. Owens said Greenway pulled out of the second entrance to the high school onto U.S. 221 to take the equipment to the stadium. As the truck was driven onto the highway, Owens said, the band equipment began to shift and rock back and forth. Lambert and another male student tried to balance the equipment, and

Lambert and the other student lost their balance. Lambert fell backward out of the truck and her head struck the pavement, witnesses told investigators. She was taken to Rutherford Hospital and transferred to CMC, where she is expected to be released soon. “Both were of legal age to be in the back of the truck; probably not the smartest thing to do,” Owens said. Witnesses said the students were standing on the tail gate when they lost their balance. The other student on the back of the truck was not hurt, although he, too, fell from the truck. Children younger than 16 are prohibited, by state law, to ride in open bed or open cargo area of a vehicle, unless in the company of an adult. According to, from 2002 to 2006 eight children younger than 16 who were riding in pickup beds were killed in North Carolina, and 127 were seriously injured.

Two missing teenagers are sought FOREST CITY— Department of Social Services and law enforcement agencies are looking for two missing or runaway juveniles. Moesha Desha Carson,14, was last seen Friday on W. Marion Street in Shelby. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 115 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. If anyone has seen Moesha, call the Shelby Police at

Woman accused of taking and using credit card RUTHERFORDTON — A Spindale woman was released on a $455,000 unsecured bond on 19 counts Tuesday. Amanda Kate Rogers, 22, of the 100 block of Smith Street, is charged with 15 counts of obtain property by false pretense, misdemeanor larceny, felony possession of stolen goods/ property, financial card theft and larceny of a firearm. Lake Lure Police Department Lt. Chris Francis said Wednesday that Rogers is accused of stealing a credit card from a family in Lake Lure while working for them in a nursing role. Francis said law enforcement officers have obtained video of her using the card to buy items. Rogers turned herself in and was processed at the Rutherford County Jail.

Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department responded to 149 E-911 calls Tuesday. (704) 481-6845 or the Tip Line, (704) n The theft of various items was 481-8411. reported by Dollar General, 2375 Also missing is Stephenie Leann Oakland Road. Porter, 17. She was last seen Friday n Curtis Darrel Robbins reported at AB Tech in Asheville. She is 5 vandalism to a mailbox. feet, 8 inches tall, 160 pounds with n Kimberly Arrowood McCurry brown hair and brown eyes. If anyreported a tag from a trailer was lost one has seen Stephenie, call the or stolen. Asheville Police (828) 252-1110 or the n Mark Adam Self reported the Tip Line, (828) 255-5050. theft of a vehicle registration number plate.

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Rutherfordton n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 40 E-911 calls Tuesday.

Spindale n The Spindale Police Department responded to 26 E-911 calls Tuesday.

Lake Lure n Lake Lure Police Department responded to two E-911 calls Tuesday.

Forest City n The Forest City Police Department responded to 56 E-911 calls Tuesday. n An employee of the Drop Inn Food Store, on Oak Street, reported a larceny.


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n Jason McKinney, 28, of East Spruce Street, Forest City; charged with second-degree trespassing; released on a written promise to appear. (FCPD) n Crystal Hall, 24, of East Spruce Street, Forest City; charged with aid and abet second-degree trespassing; released on a written promise to appear. (FCPD) n Joshua Darin Tipton, 19, of the 700 block of Crow Dairy Road; charged with probation violation; placed under a $6,000 secured bond. (Probation) n Thomas Douglas Wilson, 58, of the 700 block of Rock Road; charged with interfere with utility meter and injury to personal property; released on a written promise to appear. (RCSD) n Alexis Somone Mercer, 20, of the

Worker injured in forklift accident FOREST CITY — A 26-yearold employee of Ultra Coat was hurt in a forklift accident at the Vance Street plant here Wednesday afternoon. Travis Carroll was apparently getting off the forklift when the forklift moved, pinning him between the forklift and a truck. He was able to free himself and was on the ground when coworkers called 911 for help. Carroll was taken to Rutherford Hospital where he is expected to remain overnight. Forest City Fire Department and Rutherford County EMS responded. 100 block of Griswoldville Short Cut; charged with driving while license revoked; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Emma Sue Corpening, 61, of the 100 block of Cherry Knoll Drive; charged with simple assault; released on a $3,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n Shanikka Lesha Corpening, 32, of the 600 block of Old U.S. 74; charged with simple assault; released on a $3,000 unsecured bond. (RCSD) n James Robert Honeycutt, 30, of the 200 block of Oak Springs Road; charged with local ordinance texting/e-mail violation in a motor vehicle, resisting a public officer and domestic violence protective order violation; placed under a $1,500 secured bond and a 48-hour hold. (RCSD) n Reginald Van Hardge, 63, of the 100 block of New Hampshire St.; charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting/ concealment, simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance and simple possession of schedule III controlled substance; placed under a $6,500 secured bond. (SPD) n David Allen Chandler, 44, of the 800 block of Race Path Church Road; surrender on communicating threats and assault on a female; placed under a $7,500 secured bond. (Bondsman)

EMS n Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services responded to 33 E-911 calls Tuesday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to two E-911 calls Tuesday.

Fire Calls n Cherry Mountain firefighters responded to a brush fire, assisted by the Forestry Service. n Chimney Rock firefighters responded to a brush fire, assisted by the Forestry Service. n Ellenboro firefighters responded to an industrial fire alarm. n Forest City firefighters responded to an industrial fire alarm. n Rutherfordton firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. n Sandy Mush firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. n Spindale firefighters responded to a mulch fire.

nlnac Gardner-Webb University’s School of Nursing wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree and Baccalaureate nursing programs. You are invited to meet the visit team and share your comments about the programs in person at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 12:00 - 1:00 in Elliott Hall room 105, located on Gardner-Webb University Campus. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Sharon Tanner, Executive Director 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30326 Or email: All written comments should arrive at NLNAC by October 15th, 2010.

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Bishop Peter Jurgis (left photo) prepares to give the key to the new building to the Rev. Herbert Burke, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Herbert Burke (above) and Bishop Peter Jurgis help Dr. John Skudlarick install a relic of Saint Thomas in the altar. Rev. Burke (below) gives communion to parishioners Scott Baughman/Daily Courier

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Charlotte.” The new $1.5 million church — which encompasses more than 11,000 square feet — features a $12,000 statue of Mary sculpted in Spain and three cast bronze bells built for $33,000 by a company in the Netherlands established in 1872. The church is a gothic cruciform, set in the shape of a cross when seen from the air. The money has come from a capital campaign as well as a loan from the diocese. Overseen by the Rev. Herbert Burke, the church began a campaign for a new building in 2003. During his homily, Jurgis emphasized the church was only one temple to God. “The very reason this physical temple exists is to help you grow as the spiritual temple of God,” Jurgis said. “At the beginning of this service, I sprinkled the church with holy water, but I also sprinkled you. I anointed the altar with Chrism to dem-

Former N.C. sheriff gets jail sentence

NEW BERN (AP) — The former sheriff of Carteret County was sentenced Wednesday to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the misuse of funds. Ralph Thomas, 60, of Beaufort was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan, who also gave Thomas three years of supervised release and imposed restitution of more than $80,000. Thomas pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to commit an offense against the United States. Prosecutors said Thomas stole funds designated for the use of covert drug investigations.

Hospital death under investigation

DURHAM (AP) — Duke University police are investigating a patient’s death at Duke Hospital after a physician raised concerns about how the woman died. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that search warrants in the case say 30-year-old Cheryl Lynn Suber of Garner died at the hospital on Oct. 5. The warrants say a visitor to Suber’s room asked a nurse to check on the woman. Hospital staff found that she had gone into cardiac arrest, and they discovered a syringe in her bed with an unknown dark-colored liquid. Duke Police Chief John Dailey says investigators aren’t sure whether a crime took place.

onstrate this is a place set aside for worship. You, also, were anointed as a Christian to worship God.” In a nod to the hundreds of Spanish-speaking members of the church, Jurgis gave a homily in Spanish and several hymns were sung in the language as well. During the service, Dr. John Sudlarick, a parishioner, installed a relic of Saint Thomas in the new church’s altar, and Jurgis oversaw anointing, incensation and covering of the altar. “About 10 years ago when I came here as a nervous new pastor, I saw this land and hoped we could someday build a new church there,” Burke said. “And now, we have our church on the hill. Our new church is so lovely, the locals have taken to calling it the cathedral of Rutherford County. But you can’t have a cathedral without a bishop. So today, I want to thank Bishop Jurgis for truly making us the cathedral of Rutherford County.” Contact Baughman via e-mail at


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Our Views Nation must invest in future


resident Barack Obama called on Congress this week to put more money in rebuilding the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. The effort to rebuild and strengthen the nation’s crucial infrastructure elements is needed, as is an effort to get the nation truly into the high-speed Internet world. And, yes, these efforts will create some jobs. Investing in our infrastructure is just common sense, but expecting this to be the catalyst that turns our economy around is shortsighted at best. We need to be investing our money in efforts to develop those ideas that will lead to the jobs of the future. If we truly expect to get our economy back into high gear, this nation must invest in innovation, research and development. We need to support efforts in energy research, in the bioindustries, in the development of new technologies. These are the kinds of things that will be the real economic engine of the future. Along with that we must invest in education to have a workforce prepared for those new jobs. In this case, the key, as with all investments, is to invest wisely.

Our readers’ views Urge voters to choose Francis for sheriff To the editor: In Response to Mike Summers Letter dated Sept. 30, 2010. Both my wife and I are retired living in Rutherford County for over 14 years; we are active seniors, and lifelong Democrats. We have had the privilege of knowing Keith Hunter for over 5 years, and his wonderful family. He is a person of high moral standards and has helped numerous disadvantaged people in our County including our son when he was in need. He continues to spend countless hours full time with school, family and getting the message out that Chris Francis is of high moral standard and a great professional Leader. That being said, I find it very disturbing that our sheriff cannot run on his record alone, and instead resorts to discrediting a former employee who questioned his success and questions his choices in leadership. Our sheriff’s department has the potential to be above and beyond what it is now,. The fact is we defend Mr. Hunter and his letter and also question Sheriff Conner’s leadership skills and what he has done for the citizens of Rutherford County. We have spoken to numerous current and former employees of Jack Conner’s and all have said the same as Mr. Hunter. They do not support him and are welcoming a change in the department with fresh new ideas and positive changes within the department. Not only are we disappointed in Jack Conner, but as lifelong Democrats we will not vote for Jack Conner and urge other seniors, such as my wife and I, to

vote and support Chris Francis for the next sheriff of Rutherford County. Time has come for some real leadership and professionalism. Rene and Joyce Michaud Rutherfordton

Says we can put end to animal carnage To the editor: In response to the recent letter entitled “Pet Euthanasia Data No Weeping Point” printed on Saturday’s editorial page, I am driven to relate my experience in 2006 as a new resident of Rutherford County. I got to the landfill dump, unloaded my trash into the dumpster and was about to pull away, when I noticed there was a pickup truck pulling up on my left. I saw that it was a county sheriff’s animal control truck, as it pulled in front of my car. The officer stopped to shoot the breeze with some of the landfill employees. The back of the truck was 8 feet from my front bumper. I looked at the back of the truck, tailgate open, and then did a double take because I could not believe what I was seeing … an entire truck load of dead dogs and cats. I burst into tears. The men who were chatting with the officer noticed me and scattered. The officer pulled his load of carnage away to the designated area of the dump. One man came over to my car and asked if I was OK. He said, “It has to be done.” I wonder if seeing a truck load of man’s best friends, dead, would have been cause for tears or alarm in other citizens, adults or children? This carnage does not have to continue. The county needs to have a law requiring that all

dogs have a county tag. The tag should be $5 for a spayed or neutered dog and $30 or more for a dog who is not spayed or neutered. Spay and neuter programs should be sponsored by county tag collections. Sheriff’s department dog catchers should be out in force. Any animal found that is not spayed or neutered, should be hauled in, their owner notified and fined. Some incentive should be given to those folks who spay or neuter their cats. No amount of education of people to spay or neuter their animals will cause people to treat pets responsibly, until you hit their wallets. Then, and only then, will folks wake up and recognize that the amount and scope of this carnage costs much more the inhumane way we currently deal with it, than if we dealt with it responsibly. Why can’t our county commissioners take a stand on this issue and fix it? I wish anyone who is in a decision-making position had witnessed what I did. But of course they can ... twice a week at the county landfill. Carolyn K. Elgin Rutherfordton

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Case not an example of ‘criminalization’ of politics RALEIGH – It’s not uncommon to hear those involved in politics, when the topic of the latest scandal comes up, to refer to the “criminalization of politics.” Viewing criminal prosecution of politicians and their top aides in that way isn’t difficult when federal prosecutors have a nasty habit of going after politicians of the opposing party. People in politics also tend to draw distinctions between acts intended to enrich one’s self and those intended to further a political career. If all is fair in love and war, and politics is a more refined version of war, then doling out key political appointments to big campaign donors and handing out government jobs to supporters can be seen as an expected spoils system. In that world view, rigging government contracts

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If some see that as the criminalization of politics, they miss a more important point: The politics was not in the best interest of either the governed or those governing.

Scott Mooneyham

or using a political office to extort money is real corruption. The rest is just the grease that makes the machine run. That view is why some in Raleigh see former House Speaker Jim Black as a sympathetic figure. Black, 74, was recently released from prison and will be allowed to serve out the last months of his prison term either under house arrest or in a halfway house. Black pled guilty to a charge of accepting cash in a public restroom from a group of chiropractors. Most political insiders believe that

cash was intended to keep him at the top of the political heap, and not to line his pockets. Besides being a jovial, charming guy, there’s another reason that Black remains somewhat sympathetic to portions of the Raleigh political crowd. They understand that his political and personal tumble came in part because he was among the first politicians in the state to be responsible for a vast campaign cash kitty. Before Black’s reign and that of his Republican predecessor in the House, Harold Brubaker, the money

required to run for legislature was a fraction of what it is today. When Black was elected speaker in 1999, the rules to ensure that money didn’t overwhelm the politics and its participants weren’t in place. It was largely the criminal investigations of Black that created the impetus to put rules in place to limit its corrupting influence. And those rules still aren’t enough. It’s no coincidence that one of the state’s most spectacular political corruption scandals occurred at the same time of unprecedented

money pouring into legislative races. Even if that money wasn’t about self-enrichment, it had and continues to have a corrosive effect. Black found out the hard way. Before long, his job as House speaker didn’t have much to do with formulating public policy. It had everything to do with raising money, with figuring out ways to keep more Democrats in the state House than Republicans. How he carried out those job responsibilities was ultimately judged a crime. If some see that as the criminalization of politics, they miss a more important point: The politics was not in the best interest of either the governed or those governing. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.

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Obituaries Jeffery Kuhl

Jeffery Shane Kuhl, 50, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, Oct.12, 2010 at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Frederick Kuhl. Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Kuhl; two brothers, Darrell Shannon Kuhl, Shawn Fredrick Kuhl; one sister, Julia Shaye Johnson; and companion, Mardi McFarland. Services will be private. Crowe’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www.

Elizabeth Duncan

Elizabeth Byers Duncan, 65, of Rutherfordton, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at Rutherford Hospital. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Crawford Byers. She was a graduate of R-S Central High School, retired from Mastercraft and was a member of West Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Duncan; a daughter, Corbie Bradley of Mill Spring; two grandchildren; two brothers, Aaron “Bud” Byers of Forest City and Randy Byers of Rutherfordton; and two sisters, Jean Hodge of Rutherfordton and Pat “Trish” Searcy of Charleston. Memorial services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hall officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Grace of God Rescue Mission, 537 W. Main St., Forest City, NC 28043.

Gladys Morris

Gladys Hames Morris, 88, of Forest City, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at her residence. A native of Rutherford

County, she was a daughter of the late Almer Hames and Eva Parris Hames. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Taylor Morris Sr. Survivors include two sons, Claude Taylor Morris Jr. of Shelby and Paul K. Morris of Forest City; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Carlton Hames of Forest City; and one sister, Ruby Henson of Forest City. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Carlton Hames officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harrelson Funeral Home. Online condolences:

Grady Hoppes Grady Hoppes, 69, of Tiney Road, Ellenboro died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Rutherford county, he was a son of the late Burlin B. Hoppes and Fannie Marshall Hoppes. He was a former salesman with Harrill Brothers Wholesale and retired from Quad Core Wholesale where he worked in tobacco sales. He was a member of East Rutherford Church of God, and was a graduate of Ellenboro High School. Survivors include his wife, Martha Tesseniar Hoppes of the home; a son, Danny Hoppes of Mooresboro; two daughters, Denise Waters of Rutherfordton and Donna Hoppes of Ellenboro; three stepchildren, Lynn Greene of Bostic, Michelle Hawkins of Sandy Mush and Christi Spillman of Rutherfordton; three brothers, Robert Hoppes, Roy Hoppes and Earl Hoppes, all of Bostic; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Friday at 3 p.m. at the East Rutherford Church of God with the Revs. Chris Huffstetler and Bill Alley officiating. Burial will follow at the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Western North Carolina Chapter, 120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville, North Carolina 28801. The Padgett & King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www.

Dan Kimbrell Boyce Daniel “Dan” Kimbrell, 78, of Chase High Road, Forest City, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Bud Wellington Kimbrell and Lela Braddy Kimbrell. He worked at Stonecutter Mill for more than 40 years as a supervisor and was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Joyce Smith Kimbrell; four daughters, Shirley Lovelace of Mooresboro and Linda Sylvester, Darlene Upton and Tammy Thompson, all of Forest City; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Zula Adams of Raleigh. He is also survived by a special friend and unofficially adopted son, Paul Watkins. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Philbeck and Jim Sylvester officiating. Burial will follow at Rutherford County Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harrelson Funeral Home.

Duke vows action in ethics probe

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Duke Energy promised Tuesday it would take “appropriate” action if investigations find the president of its Indiana operations or a company attorney violated “high ethical standards” in dealing with the state agency that once employed them. Jim Rogers, Duke’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, also said e-mail messages between the two would become part of a review being conducted by an outside counsel. The e-mails were revealed in a report The Indianapolis Star published Tuesday. “Many of these e-mails are very concerning to Duke Energy, and they will be considered as part of a larger, more comprehensive review,” Rogers said. “... We regret that hiring an attorney from the IURC has raised questions about the manner in which we conduct our business. We will investigate this thoroughly and will take whatever actions are appropriate.” The report and statements represented the latest developments in an ongoing ethics flap at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that resulted in the ouster of the panel’s chairman last week and Duke’s suspensions of its Indiana president, Michael Reed, and attorney Scott Storms, both former agency employees. Asked if “appropriate” actions by Duke might include dismissals of Reed or Storms, company spokeswoman Angeline Protogere said she did not want to “speculate on any future implications.” The Indianapolis Star reported that an open records request to the state

turned up a June e-mail from Reed to Storms while the IURC attorney was reviewing matters concerning Duke’s coal gasification plant under construction in southwestern Indiana. “I am still working the ’you’ issue with Duke mgt,” Reed said in the e-mail. “Don’t sense a concern about making this happen, rather more of an issue of when and how. Call and (I’ll be) glad to elaborate.” A month later, Storms approved Duke’s request to have its customers pay for cost overruns on the $2.9 billion plant. Duke hired Storms away from the IURC in September. Reed became president of Duke Energy-Indiana in June, about 16 months after leaving the IURC as its executive director. Duke has hired an outside counsel to investigate the matter. THE DAILY COURIER Published Tuesday through Sunday mornings by Paxton Media Group LLC dba The Daily Courier USPS 204-920 Periodical Postage paid in Forest City, NC. Company Address: 601 Oak St., P.O. Box 1149, Forest City, NC 28043. Phone: (828) 245-6431 Fax: (828) 248-2790 Subscription rates: Single copy, daily 50¢ / Sunday $1.50. Home delivery $11.75 per month, $35.25 for three months, $70.50 for six months, $129 per year. In county rates by mail payable in advance are: $13.38 for one month, $40.14 for three months, $80.27 for six months, $160.54 per year. Outside county: $14.55 for one month, $43.64 for three months, $87.28 for six months, $174.56 per year. College students for school year subscription, $75. The Digital Courier, $6.50 a month for non-subscribers to The Daily Courier. Payment may be made at the website: www.thedigitalcourier. com The Daily Courier is not responsible for advance subscription payments made to carriers, all of who are independent contractors.

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Clyde Hopper Clyde Hopper, 77, of 2554 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Kings Mountain, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at Carolinas Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Gardie Hopper and Sally Smith Hopper. He was employed as a prison guard at the N.C. Departmetn of Corrections, was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and the American Legion. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Surivivors include two sons, Michael Lee Hopper and Richard Clyde Hopper, both of Grover; two sisters, Hannah Padgett of Shelby and Sara H. Bridges of Ellenboro; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Jamerson Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Cleveland Funeral Services. Online condolences:

Margaret Vincent Margaret Hennessee Vincent, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter

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Elizabeth Byers Duncan Elizabeth Byers Duncan, age 65, of Rutherfordton, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Rutherford Hospital. Elizabeth was a native of Rutherford County, a graduate of RS Central High School, retired from Mastercraft and a member of West Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Mary Crawford Byers. Surviving are her husband, Wayne Duncan; daughter, Corbie Bradley of Mill Spring; grandson, Casey Lane of Rutherfordton and granddaughter, Hope Bradley of Mill Spring; brothers, Aaron “Bud” Byers of Forest City and Randy Byers of Rutherfordton; sisters, Jean Hodge of Rutherfordton and Pat “Trish” Searcy of Charleston. Memorial services will be conducted at 7 PM Friday at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Hall officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7 PM Friday prior to the service. Memorials may be made to The Grace of God Rescue Mission 537 West Main St Forest City, NC 28043. Crowe’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. An online guest register is availabel at: Paid obit

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of the late William S. and Manilla Hunt Hennessee. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Bob Vincent. She was a graduate of Sunshine High School and retired from Belk Store Services at Eastland Mall. Survivors include her daughters, Jan Penland of Matthews and Connie Sistare of Mint Hill; a granddaughter; a greatgranddaughter; her stepdaughter, Ann Godfrey of Cary; her sister, Bea McFarland of Ellenboro; a brother, Hugh Hennessee of Indian Trail. Graveside services will be held Friday at noon at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lowe Funeral Home in Matthews. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 3801 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607 or Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 6701 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28212. Lowe Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Boyce Daniel “Dan” Kimbrell, age 78, of Chase High Road, Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Dan was born on August 19, 1932 in Rutherford County to the late Bud Wellington Kimbrell and Lela Braddy Kimbrell. He worked at Stonecutter Mill for more than 40 years as a supervisor and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Archie Kimbrell, G.W. Kimbrell, Carl Kimbrell, Ralph Kimbrell and Bobby Kimbrell; three sisters, Penny McSwain, Beulah Norville, Lois Dobbins and a great granddaughter, Dakota Degree. Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce Smith Kimbrell; four daughters, Shirley Lovelace and husband, Rudy, of Mooresboro, Linda Sylvester and husband, Jim, of Forest City, Darlene Upton and husband, Joe, of Forest City and Tammy Thompson and husband, Dwayne, of Forest City; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Viverette, Tracy Degree and husband, Jimmy, Doug White, Daniel Mabe, Nicole Carver and husband, Keith, Travis Henson, Michelle Upton and Keeley Thompson; seven great grandchildren, Ashley Viverette, Dylan Millard, Brandon Millard, Shawn Degree, Matthew Yelton, Molly Carver and Preston Henson; one sister, Zula Adams of Raleigh, NC. He is also survived by a special friend and unofficially adopted son, Paul Watkins. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Reverend Bob Philbeck and Mr. Jim Sylvester officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at Harrelson Funeral Home. Harrelson Funeral Home is serving the Kimbrell family. An online guest registry is available at Paid obit

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Margaret Hennessee Vincent, 83, announces her passing after a lengthy illness. Born on April 22, 1927 in Rutherford County, the daughter of the late William S. and Manilla Hunt Hennessee, Mrs. Vincent died the morning of October 12, 2010. Mrs. Vincent was a graduate of Sunshine High School, and retired after many years with Belk Store Services at Eastland Mall. Margaret was predeceased by her much loved husband of 55 years, Bob Vincent, and her brother Dewey Hennessee. Left to cherish very special memories are her daughters, Jan (Ken) Penland of Matthews, NC, and Connie (Ed) Sistare of Mint Hill, NC; her granddaughter Jana (Jason) Barnhill and great granddaughter, Audrey Elizabeth Barnhill, of Concord, NC; her stepdaughter, Ann (Glenn) Godfrey of Cary, NC, and her family, all of whom Margaret loved as her own, including Polly and Eddie Speas, and son Edwin James Speas of Wake Forest, NC, Will and Laurie Godfrey, daughter Anna Grace and son Daniel Hill, of Raleigh, NC; her sister Bea McFarland of Ellenboro, NC; her brother and sister in law, Hugh and Gerry Hennessee of Indian Trail, NC; her sister in law, Susie Hennessee of Sunshine, NC; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Indeed a gentle spirit, Margaret will be remembered as a loving mother, stepmother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She took great pleasure in gardening, and needlework, as well as crocheting unique snowflakes for her friends and family. The family wishes to sincerely thank Mrs. Vincent’s special “daughters”, Kay Cole and Sue Lovell, who devoted so much time to her over the last few months. They also thank Deborah Laney and the staff of Lake Park Nursing & Rehab facility in Indian Trail, NC for their care and support. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Lowe Funeral Home, 4615 Margaret Wallace Road (at Idlewild Road), Matthews, NC. A graveside service will take place on Friday, October 15, 2010, 12:00 noon, at Evergreen Cemetery, 4426 Central Avenue (at Norland Road), Charlotte, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 3801 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607. "" www. , or Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 6701 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28212. Paid obit

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Ongoing Foothills Harvest Ministry: Oct. 11-15, 25 cent clearance sale on select skirts, shoes, shirts, slacks and many other items. Store hours, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hospice Resale Shop: Storewide half price sale Oct. 7-9; save half on entire stock, including clothing priced at 25 cents; store hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washburn Community Outreach Center: Winter clothing has arrived, half price selection in the store, 25 cent sale on the porch; hours are Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 14 “Dine Out for Kids:” Water Oak Restaurant; proceeds from the event will help fund Communities in Schools of Rutherford County’s programs such as backpack for food, Starbase program, reading programs, mentoring and Stuff the Bus. Preschool story time: 10:30 a.m., Rutherford County Library Mountains Branch; for ages 2 to 5. Political forum: 1 p.m., Rutherford County Senior Center; candidates for sheriff, clerk of court, board of election and soil and water conservation district will attend. Understanding financial statements and bookkeeping: 6 to 9 p.m., Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building room 108; to register, call 286-3636 ext. 229 or e-mail Boy Scout sign up: 6 to 7:30 p.m., McDonald’s near Wal-Mart; for children who are first grade age through 18. Mom’s Hope: 6:30 p.m., Missionary Wesleyan Church Social Hall; for mothers who have children who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol; for information, call Chris Park, 287-3687 or Karen Elliott, 286-2308.

Friday, Oct. 15 NAMI Basics course: Free education course offered for parents/ caregivers of children and adolescents with mental health issues; for more information, call Jennifer Rothman, 919-788-0801 or e-mail Course will be held in Asheville. Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch meeting: Third Friday of each month at the Carolina Event and Conference Center, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.; for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. Cost for lunch is $5. Participants must register in order to reserve lunch. Sponsored by Hospice of Rutherford County. Candidate event: 5 to 7 p.m., Lake Lure Town Hall; featuring Mike Hager, candidate for NC House District 112; hosted by Lake Lure Republican Club; light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, Oct. 16 Country breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m., Mount Vernon Club House; country ham, sausage, biscuits, gravy, grits, pancakes, eggs, orange juice and coffee for $5 per plate, three and younger free; proceeds got to maintenance at the club house. R-S Central car show: Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to noon registration, show from noon to 3 p.m.; cash prizes; for more information, call 4470695. “Basics for Beginners” writers workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Father’s Vineyard Church; topics to be covered include how to become the writer you’ve always dreamed of being, writing fot the freelance market, basics of magazine writing, hot trends and tips in children’s publishing and more; for more information or to pre-register, call Rita at Father’s Vineyard at 287-2868 or Linda Tomblin, 447-3946; workshop held in conjunction with the Encouragers Christian Writers’ Group; fee is $30 per person; enrollment is limited, and payment is due morning of workshop. Second Annual Ride for Life: Registration 9 to 10 a.m., ride begins at 10:30 a.m.; sponsored by Gregory’s on Main Street and Cuttin’ Up on Mane Street; cost is $20 for one rider, $30 for two riders; meal provided at end of ride for all paid bikers courtesy of Gregory’s; five percent of Gregory’s sales on Oct. 16 go to the American Cancer Society; Cuttin’ Up on Mane will be cutting hair for Pantene Beautiful Lengths, call 287-5504 for information; for more information on the ride, call Kelleigh Hayes, 287-2171, or Renee Samuel, 286-1816.

upon or otherwise transacting the public business within the jurisdiction, real or apparent, of the public body. However, a social meeting or other informal assembly or gathering together of the members of a public body does not constitute an official meeting unless called or held to evade the spirit and purposes of this Article.”

that she would work with her on the grant application. The mayor said, “From now on, protocol needs to be followed (on holding emergency meetings).”

The dispute, then, revolves around what constitutes “members of a public body.” Paula Kempton of the IPDC attended the meeting Tuesday. She said the paperwork as presently written required the mayor’s signature but, she said, it could be revised to allow the signature of the mayor pro tem, Mike Rhyne.

The board then voted unanimously to proceed with the grant process. The grant would be used to connect about 20 people to the town water system at a cost of almost $3,200 per unit. Deadline for grant requests is Oct. 22. Jim Rhyne said, “Anybody with access to our lines can qualify to hook to the lines.” Board members also talked about their efforts to make sure the town park remains family friendly. Several members said they had stopped by to talk to older teens about the need for respect. They cited the apparent success of their efforts and decided against taking further action.

After disputing the matter for awhile, Wood said, “The mayor will sign it.” Then she turned to Kempton and said, “And you will work with me?” Kempton assured the mayor

Mike Rhyne talked about various efforts to make Town Hall more comfortable from a heating and cooling perspective, and the town agreed to get a cost estimate for replacing win-

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Bedford said. “If they have moved and have not changed registration, they can register then,” she said. Bedford reminds voters that Oct. 26 is the final day to request an absentee ballot from the Board of Elections Office. To request a ballot by mail, a voter needs to send a written letter to the elections office — PO Box 927 Rutherfordton, NC 28139 — with their name, address, party affiliation and date of birth. In addition, the request must be signed. Each voter must send a separate request. Unaffiliated voters requesting a Primary ballot must list a party. For more information on requesting an absentee ballot, call 287-6030. As voters cast ballots, either by

early voting, absentee or by going to the polls Nov. 2, they will vote in the N.C. Court of Appeals race, using an Instant Runoff Voting method. In the Court of Appeals Race, there are 13 candidates running for the office. Since it is too late to hold a primary, under state law, the Nov. 2 election, will use the IRV method. Voters will indicate who they prefer among the candidates at the “ instant” they vote, by ranking as many as three choices 1, 2 and 3. If a voter’s first choice loses, the second or third choice could help determine who wins. The retirement by three Superior Court Judges in Buncombe, Cumberland, and Rowan Counties created vacancies which activated the IRV provisions of this statute for those counties, said officials at the Statre Board of Elections. In August, the resignation by Judge James A. Wynn, Jr. from the NC Court of

dows. The board also agreed to cut down a tree that has been a problem. In other matters, the board: n Heard a request from a town resident that the Town Crier newsletter include information that can connect disabled residents with people willing to transport them to necessary chores such as grocery shopping. Mike Rhyne said he would put the information in the newsletter, but board members also urged contacting Transit Administration of Rutherford County about pickups. n Heard a request from Wood that people be on the lookout for vandalism around town. She had some lighting vandalized at her home. n Heard a report that a merchant planned to open a business selling “boom boxes.” Board members expressed concerns about noise, but it was noted that the building in question would need to have water and sewer in order to be used, and it has neither. Contact Dale via e-mail at

Appeals to accept an appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit occurred during the prescribed time frame for IRV to be used as the voting method for the statewide contest. The IRV will be part of the regular ballot and for help, voters who have questions during the process, can receive assistance from election officials. “We will be handing out special instructions on the Instant Runoff to each voter before they vote at One-Stop or on Election Day and have trained our poll workers how to answer questions or assist voters if they are asked,” Bedford. Of the nearly 43,000 voters, there are 18,524 Democrats, 14,314 Republicans; 9,995 Unaffiliated voters and 48 Liberterians. Contact Gordon via e-mail at

Reunions The East Rutherford Class of 1983 will meet at the school for the homecoming game Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and then go for a bonfire. For information, contact Randy Herring, 748-2445, or Scott Bland, 447-0594. The R-S Central High School Class of 1965 will hold a 45 year reunion Oct. 16 at the Water Oak Restaurant in Rutherfordton. Class members who have not received information about the event should contact Pat Nanney, 245-2246, or Jack Huss, 2872190. A planning meeting is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at Spindale Restaurant. The R-S Central High Class of 1985 will hold its 25th reunion Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at M2 in Spindale. Food and drinks available upon request; everyone will be paying their own tab. For more information, look for the class’ group on Facebook. For information, call Brooke, 429-3355, or Christie, 305-3049. Chase High School Class of 1965 is planning its 45th reunion for Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Rutherfordton Clubhouse. If you have not received an invitation, please contact one of the following people and give them your address: Ronnie Holland, 245-1516; Donna

Hughes, 286-2710; Donnis Baynard, 704-482-5753; or Janice Swing, 6576180. East Rutherford Class of 1985 will hold its 25th reunion Oct. 15 and 16. For more information, call Tracy L. Fuller, 287-0943, or Penni Keyes, 704-995-6915. R-S Central High Class of 1985 will be getting together on Saturday, Oct. 16. The group will meet at M2 Restaurant in Spindale. A menu will be offered with participants responsible for their own meals. For more information look up “RS Central Class of 1985” on Facebook. Descendants of James Henry Duncan and Sophia Elliot Duncan will have a reunion Sunday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, New Bethel Church Road, Forest City in the Harris Community. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to share and memorabilia to place in the Duncan ancestry book, which will be going to press soon. For more information or directions call Henry and Edith Edwards at 828-245-9752. The Cool Springs High School Class of 1960 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 22 and 23. For information, call Barry Jones, 704-300-1824 or The East Rutherford High School Class of 1965 is having its 45th class reunion at the VFW in Shelby Oct. 23. If you have not been contacted or received your invitation, call Sandra Bumgardner at 286-3754 or Janice Haynes, 245-0052. The Chase High School Trojan Band will hold an alumni reunion Oct. 29 during the last home football game. Cost is $25 per alumni and includes a meal catered by City Table barbecue, alumni band T-shirt, admission to the game; this is a fundraiser for the marching band to buy new uniforms. Bring your own instrument and play pep music in the stands. There will be a registration form on the band’s website at Former band directors are also invited. For information, contact Band Director Michael Henderson at mhenderson@ Descendants of Levin W. Baynard and Nancy Nanny Baynard will hold a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Union Mills Clubhouse from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with lunch served at noon. For more information contact Charles Baynard at 828-245-9578 or email

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Central looks to get back on track, Page 8A

Ex-Olympian Pettigrew overdosed CHAPEL HILL (AP) — An autopsy shows former Olympic sprinter and North Carolina assistant track and field coach Antonio Pettigrew died from an overdose of a drug common to sleeping pills and allergy medications. An autopsy report released Wednesday by the state medical examiner’s office said the cause of death was diphenhydramine (dy-fen-HY’-drahmeen) toxicity. The National Institutes of Health says the drug is used in a wide range of over-the-counter products. The 42-year-old Pettigrew was found dead in the backseat of his locked car in August. Chatham County Sheriff’s Maj. Gary Blankenship said then that there was evidence he had taken sleeping pills. Investigators did not return calls seeking comment Wednesday. Pettigrew admitted to doping and was stripped of the gold medal he won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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TJCA’s Alain Colnot (23) moves the ball past the defender from Madison High during the soccer game Wednesday.

AVONDALE — The Madison Patriots have probably seen enough of Thomas Jefferson for awhile. In the same week that the Gryphons football team defeated Madison, the soccer squad turned the same trick by a 4-1 count. With the victory, TJCA moves to 4-7-1 on the season. Madison got on the board early as Adam Hoff bent a shot just inside the far post from 20 yards out for a Patriot 1-0 lead. TJCA responded in the 10th minute as Levy Floyd saved a ball from going out of bounds and delivered a beautiful pass to Alan Colnot who sent home the

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Changing Of The Guard

ACC coaches rethink redshirt decisions BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Midway through the season, Atlantic Coast Conference coaches are being forced to rethink decisions about redshirting true freshmen. The decision usually comes down to winning now or planning for the future. Boston College coach Frank Spaziani is in the winningnow camp and says that means using his best options. He turned to freshman quarterback Chase Rettig in the Eagles’ fourth game. Rettig was injured, but is likely to play again this season. Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is among those who prefers planning for the future. Beamer likes giving players a chance to develop. He plans to do that with freshman Chase Williams despite injuries at the linebacker position. “Right now, I think it would take an injury for us to even consider where he is,” Beamer said of Williams. “I think he’s got a good future. You want to make sure you do what’s right for him.” To play or not to play is a question that coaches are weighing around the ACC.

Local Sports VOLLEYBALL 5 p.m. Chase at R-S Central 5 p.m. Hendersonville at TJCA 5 p.m. East Rutherford at Patton JV FOOTBALL 7 p.m. Shelby at Chase 7 p.m. Andrews at TJCA 7 p.m. R-S Central at Patton 7 p.m. East Rutherford at Burns

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Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox waves to fans after a 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of baseball’s National League Division Series on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in Atlanta.

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Atlanta Braves new manager Fredi Gonzalez tries on a Braves jersey during a news conference where he was introduced as the baseball team’s new manager, Wednesday, in Atlanta.

Braves replace Cox with Gonzalez ATLANTA (AP) — Talk about a seamless transition. Less than 48 hours after Bobby Cox wrapped up his managing career, the Atlanta Braves introduced his protege, former Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez, to take over the job Wednesday. The decision was widely expected since Gonzalez was fired in June by the Marlins. Cox had announced more than a year ago this would be his final sea-

son, and his two-decade-long tenure ended with a loss to San Francisco in the NL division series Monday night. Cox held a farewell news conference at Turner Field, reminiscing about a career that left him as the fourth winningest manager in baseball history and a likely Hall of Famer. As soon as he was done, the Braves introduced Gonzalez as their new manager, with Cox as his side.

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UNC’s Williams knocking off the rust

On TV 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Bank of America 500, Practice. 7 p.m. (ESPN2) NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Bank of America 500, Qualifying. 7 p.m. (FSCR) NHL Hockey Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) College Football South Florida at West Virginia. 7 p.m. (TS) College Football Kansas State at Kansas. 9 p.m. (ESPN2) High School Football Abilene (Texas) at Midland Lee (Texas). 10 p.m. (FSCR) College Football Elizabeth City State at Virginia State.

“This is perfect for us on so many levels,” general manager Frank Wren said. Gonzalez served as the Braves’ third-base coach from 2003-06. He then took over as Florida’s manager, a post he held for 3 1/2 years. He had a record of 276-279 with the Marlins, one of baseball’s lowest-spending teams. When Cox decided 2010 would

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Clemson running back Jamie Harper (8) scores a touchdown past North Carolina safety Deunta Williams (27) during the second half an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010.

CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Deunta Williams knew he would hear it from his teammates. After Williams gave up a 74-yard touchdown pass against Clemson, North Carolina’s coaches quipped the play should’ve knocked off any rust Williams felt after sitting out four games on an NCAA suspension. Teammates even teased him by saying that when he jumped for the pass, he didn’t get high enough to hurdle a notebook. Williams took it all with a goodnatured smile. He was just happy to be back. An all-Atlantic Coast Conference safety last season, Williams was suspended for receiving more than $1,400 in improper benefits when he took two trips to California to visit former Tar Heels safety Omar Brown. It was a part of the ongoing NCAA investigation into agent-related benPlease see Williams, Page 9A

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Freedom drops Central By KEVIN CARVER Tennessee Indianapolis

BASEBALL 2010 Postseason Baseball Glance DIVISION SERIES American League Tampa Bay vs. Texas Wednesday, Oct. 6 Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1 Thursday, Oct. 7 Texas 6, Tampa Bay 0 Saturday, Oct. 9 Tampa Bay 6, Texas 3 Sunday, Oct. 10 Tampa Bay 5, Texas 2 Tuesday, Oct. 12 Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1, Texas wins series 3-2 Minnesota vs. New York Wednesday, Oct. 6 New York 6, Minnesota 4 Thursday, Oct. 7 New York 5, Minnesota 2 Saturday, Oct. 9 New York 6, Minnesota 1, New York wins series 3-0 National League Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati Wednesday, Oct. 6 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 0 Friday, Oct. 8 Philadelphia 7, Cincinnati 4 Sunday, Oct. 10 Philadelphia 2, Cincinnati 0, Philadelphia wins series 3-0 San Francisco vs. Atlanta Thursday, Oct. 7 San Francisco 1, Atlanta 0 Friday, Oct. 8 Atlanta 5, San Francisco 4, 11 innings Sunday, Oct. 10 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2 Monday, Oct. 11 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2, San Francisco wins series 3-1 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES American League Friday, Oct. 15 New York (Sabathia 21-7) at Texas (Wilson 15-8), 8:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 New York (Pettitte 11-3 or Hughes 18-8) at Texas (Lewis 12-13 or Hunter 13-4), 4:07 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 Texas (Lee 12-9) at New York (Hughes 18-8 or Pettitte 11-3), 8:07 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 19 Texas at New York (Burnett 10-15), 8:07 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 Texas at New York, 4:07 p.m., if necessary Friday, Oct. 22 New York at Texas, 8:07 p.m., if necessary Saturday, Oct. 23 New York at Texas, 8:07 p.m., if necessary National League Saturday, Oct. 16 San Francisco (Lincecum 16-10) at Philadelphia (Halladay 21-10), 7:57 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 San Francisco (Cain 13-11) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 13-13), 8:19 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11) at San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9), 4:19 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 Philadelphia at San Francisco, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 Philadelphia at San Francisco, 7:57 p.m., if necessary Saturday, Oct. 23 San Francisco at Philadelphia, 3:57 p.m. or 7:57 p.m., if necessary Sunday, Oct. 24 San Francisco at Philadelphia, 7:57 p.m., if necessary WORLD SERIES Wednesday, Oct. 27 American League at National League, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 AL at NL, 7:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 NL at AL, 6:57 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 NL at AL, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 NL at AL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 AL at NL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 AL at NL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m.

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Sunday’s Games Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Miami at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at New England, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Washington, 8:20 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Arizona, Carolina Monday’s Game Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Carolina, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:15 p.m. New England at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, N.Y. Jets, Detroit, Houston Monday, Oct. 25 N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Philadelphia 3 2 0 1 5 8 N.Y. Islanders 2 1 0 1 3 10 N.Y. Rangers 2 1 1 0 2 10 Pittsburgh 3 1 2 0 2 7 New Jersey 3 0 2 1 1 6 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Toronto 2 2 0 0 4 8 Boston 2 1 1 0 2 5 Montreal 2 1 1 0 2 5 Buffalo 3 1 2 0 2 8 Ottawa 3 0 2 1 1 4 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Carolina 2 2 0 0 4 6 Washington 3 2 1 0 4 12 Tampa Bay 1 1 0 0 2 5 Atlanta 3 1 2 0 2 8 Florida 2 0 2 0 0 3

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Tuesday’s Games Colorado 5, Detroit 4, SO Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 Wednesday’s Games New Jersey 1, Buffalo 0, OT Washington 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 Tampa Bay at Montreal, late Toronto at Pittsburgh, late Nashville at Chicago, late Vancouver at Anaheim, late Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Florida at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Colorado at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m. Montreal at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Named Fredi Gonzalez manager. Fired first-base coach Glenn Hubbard and bench coach Chino Cadahia. Named Carlos Tosca bench coach. Reassigned hitting coach Terry Pendleton to first-base coach. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Claimed RHP Bryan Augenstein off waivers from Arizona. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Assigned C-OF Bryce Harper to Scottsdale (Arizona Fall). American Association AA — Announced the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, Gary SouthShore RailCats, Kansas City T-Bones and Winnipeg Goldeyes (Northern) will join the league for the 2011 season. SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS — Sold the contract of INF Chris Garcia to the Atlanta Braves. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW ORLEANS HORNETS — Signed C D.J. Mbenga. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS — Traded RB Jerome Harrison to Philadelphia for RB Mike Bell. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed CB Frank Walker. Placed CB Cedric Griffin on injured reserve. Signed CB Marcus Sherels to the practice squad. Released TE John Nalbone from the practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMS — Signed RB-LB Brit Miller from the practice squad. Signed WR Brandon McRae and LB Mortty Ivy to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS — Re-signed LB Jamie Winborn. Placed LB Colin Allred on injured reserve. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Added WR Josh Bishop to the practice roster. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Chicago D Niklas Hjalmarsson two games for delivering a hit from behind that caused injury to Buffalo RW Jason Pominville during Monday’s game. NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned F Tim Kennedy to Hartford (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Announced a marketing/player affiliation agreement with Arizona (CHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS — Assigned G Thomas Greiss to Worcester (AHL). American Hockey League PEORIA RIVERMEN — Assigned F Matt McIlvane to Bloomington (CHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Assigned G Joe Fallon to Las Vegas (ECHL). ECHL ELMIRA JACKALS — Signed F Blake Gallagher. Waived F Mark Magnowski, F Samson Mahbod and F Les Reaney. Released G Shane Connelly. UTAH GRIZZLIES — Signed D Jason Fredricks after claiming him off waivers from Idaho. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League EDMONTON RUSH — Signed D Bruce Murray to a one-year contract. MINNESOTA SWARM — Re-signed F Ryan Benesch to a three-year contract extension. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Suspended Chivas USA F Alan Gordon two games for actions taken against Toronto FC D Adrian Cann during Saturday’s game. United Soccer League USL — Named Jason Arnold operations manager for USL PRO and Joshua Fleishman player registrar and special events manager. COLLEGE AKRON_Named Brandon Padgett head women’s tennis coach. NIAGARA — Signed women’s basketball coach Kendra Faustin to a contract extension. WEST VIRGINIA — Announced QB Jeremy Johnson has left the football team.

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RUTHERFORDTON — R-S Central soccer found a late goal, but couldn’t overcome Freedom in a 3-1 South Mountain Athletic Conference loss Thursday at home. Freedom, which scored two goals off questionable non-calls, took advantage in a close first half and grabbed momentum in the early second half to take the match. R-S Central men’s soccer coach Jason Hipp wasn’t making any excuses as Central lost for the second straight time this week by two goals. “The bottomline is that we are not executing in critical moments — in the opponents box and we are hurting ourselves with correctable mistakes,� Hipp said. “Freedom comes to play and while we did some good things tonight, leadership is the biggest thing we need right now.� In the first half, it was the Hilltoppers defense of Lance Cope that kept Freedom off the board. Cope blocked three shots on one play during the first 10 minutes of the contest, but Freedom didn’t take long after to place the ball into the net. Following an outlet pass, Freedom’s Jose Tejada Calderon received the ball down the near side, and charged toward Central keeper Harrison Lave. Lave blocked the first attempt by Calderon, but the ball ricocheted toward goal, which allowed Calderon to easily score as Lave couldn’t recover. While Freedom (8-7-2) led in the shot department, 14-9, it was Central’s defense that continued to keep it close. Central’s Patrick Simmons pushed a couple of key clear outs down the stretch in the first half before it ended with the visiting Patriots up by just one goal. The one-goal lead didn’t last long as Freedom took just three minutes to strike again during the second half. Freedom’s Wameng Her used a free kick as teammate Calderon headed in his second goal. Moments before, it seemed as though possession would go to Central on a handball, but the goal stood as the Patriots upped the lead to 2-0. Freedom added it’s third and final goal of the night in the 58th minute. Christian Patton’s beautiful flip throw-in place almost into the mouth of the goal, but had assistance on the right foot of Myles Hess for the score. Central (3-7-4) gained a goal with less than five minutes to go in the contest. Paul Best aligned a free kick that Cope was able to head into the far post to cut the lead to the 3-1 final. Central was out-shot by just seven on the night, 22-15, and Lave saved 11 shots in defeat for the Hilltoppers.

Little things add up to 3-game skid for Tigers

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Each time Clemson coach Dabo Swinney thinks he has solved a probGA 4 lem keeping the Tigers from winning, another one 8 pops up. 3 10 In a loss to Auburn, offensive communication 5 stalled Clemson after it took a 17-0 lead. Against WESTERN CONFERENCE Miami, the Tigers kept in touch better, but Central Division allowed too many big plays and turned the ball GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 3 2 0 1 5 11 7 over six times. FOOTBALL St. Louis 2 2 0 0 4 7 2 Against North Carolina, Clemson only allowed Chicago 3 1 1 1 3 9 10 Nashville 1 1 0 0 2 4 1 National Football League two plays over 20 yards and had no turnovers. But Columbus 2 1 1 0 2 5 5 Northwest Division nine penalties for 81 yards doomed the Tigers to AMERICAN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA East another 2-3 start. Edmonton 2 2 0 0 4 7 2 W L T Pct PF PA Colorado 3 2 1 0 4 11 11 N.Y. Jets 4 1 0 .800 135 81 Swinney says Clemson hasn’t lost hope. But he Vancouver 2 1 0 1 3 3 3 New England 3 1 0 .750 131 96 says the Tigers know they need to beat a Maryland Calgary 2 1 1 0 2 3 5 Miami 2 2 0 .500 66 92 Minnesota 2 0 1 1 1 4 6 Buffalo 0 5 0 .000 87 161 team that has won three of the last four against Pacific Division South the Tigers to get back on track. GP W L OT Pts GF GA W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 2 2 0 0 4 9 7 Houston 3 2 0 .600 118 136 “You stick a finger in this, stop it, and it starts Los Angeles 3 2 1 0 4 6 5 Jacksonville 3 2 0 .600 107 137 leaking again,� Swinney said. The frustrating three-game losing streak has left Swinney with another mess to clean up. But the guy who was selling real estate seven years ago when Clemson took a chance and hired him to CHARLOTTE (AP) — It was popularity vs. perNot so for Waltrip, who knew by the time the coach its wide receivers is confident he can turn formance in voting for NASCAR’s second Hall of third name was called that he had not made the this around, too. Fame class, a five-member group that likely will cut this year. “I’m kind of in the pit of it right now,� Swinney be remembered for the exclusion of three-time Three-time Daytona 500 winner Bobby Allison, said. “All I can tell you is, I’ve always been able champions Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough. whose 84 wins are tied for third on the victory to look back and I can understand those growing David Pearson, the only true “lock� of the group, list, was the second inductee announced and pains at the time. Always.� was the leading vote-getter in Wednesday’s was followed by Lee Petty, a 54-race winner and Clemson bounced back from last year’s 2-3 start lengthy selection process. A year after the “Silver patriarch of a Petty Enterprises organization that to win its division and end up in the Atlantic Fox� surprisingly was left out of the inaugural dominated NASCAR for more than three decades. Coast Conference title game. To do the same thing class, he was on all but three of the 53 ballots cast Waltrip, watching the announcement from a this year, the Tigers will have to start Saturday by after two hours of spirited debate. stage where he was waiting to analyze the selecbeating Maryland. The 105-race winner received a standing ovation tions for Speed, looked crestfallen when Petty’s The Terrapins got their only ACC win last year when NASCAR chairman Brian France called his name was announced. name from the Great Hall of the Hall of Fame. “I knew right there that I was probably not going against Clemson, marking a low point of 2009. “We tried our best to give them that game last “I am just proud that that many people thought to make it,� said Waltrip, who had campaigned for year. It was really an act of God that we won, and enough to vote for me,� Pearson said, insisting a spot. “Five people. Kind of hard to fit.� I thank him for it quite a bit,� Terps coach Ralph SMtwo-time he’d never been upset at losing by a single vote last remaining Supplement two slots went to BlueThe Medicare Friedgen said. year to former NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr. Medicare champion Ned Jarrett, who believed he was Original covers only a portion of your medical expenses. “I really didn’t know if I was going to make it Get additional selected as much for his racing resume as he was coverage with our most popular plan (Plan F) (Wednesday) or not because like I said, I was for his for post-driving people age 65 andcareer over.1 as a popular broadcasttold last year I was going to get in and I didn’t. er, and pioneer Bud Moore, who fielded cars for Nobody never knows ’til they call it right then.� some of NASCAR’s greats over 37 seasons.

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equalizer. Moments later, an apparent Madison goal was wiped out by an offsides call. The Griffs took full advantage. In the 21st minute, Joseph Pate found David Snyder streaking down the near side. Snyder juked his defender, cut to the middle of the field, and scored from in close to make the tally 2-1. Snyder found the back of the net again before the half as the sophomore brought down a long goal kick, split two Patriot defenders and powered a kick past the keeper for the two goal advantage at the break. Snyder also had two chances to score early in the 2nd, but both shots sailed high. Madison also had some chances in the frame, but Richard Petty was up to the task, making two diving stops to his right to keep the score at 3-1. TJCA added some insurance in the 65th minute as Michael Mellnik took a one time pass in the box and flicked the ball into the back of the net to account for the 4-1 final. From that point, TJCA allowed younger players to gain experience, played defenders back and salted away the remaining time to claim the win.

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sports Stewart within striking distance but needs help By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

KANNAPOLIS — With his win at California, Tony Stewart is back in contention for a third NASCAR championship. He’s sliced a decent chunk off his deficit over the last two races, and jumped five spots in the standings to fifth following Sunday’s victory. Now a manageable 107 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson, he figures he’s got time to make a push with six races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But he also believes he’s going to need some help from Johnson and Denny Hamlin, the two most dominant drivers this season. “When you look at the fact we’ve gained almost 60 points in the last two weeks, it shows that we’re definitely not out of it,” Stewart said. “Realistically, do I feel like we’re in a comfortable spot? No. Jimmie and Denny are going to have to have a bad race for us to be in striking distance. But we’ve still got time.” It makes Saturday night’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway a critical halfway point of the Chase. It’s not Stewart’s best track: In 23 career starts, he has one victory and 11 top-10s — and none since 2007. He won the non-points All-Star race at Charlotte last year, but has three finishes of 13th or lower in the races since and was 15th in May. “I think we’ve made up a lot of ground since we ran here in the spring. We’ll be better, I just don’t know how good we’ll be,” Stewart said. He’ll be racing the same Chevrolet he drove to victory at Atlanta in August, a car that gave him proof that the intermediate track program has picked up at Stewart-Haas Racing. But Charlotte is Johnson’s track, and everybody knows he’s the master there. A six-time Charlotte winner, Johnson completed the only perfect weekend of his career there last October. He won the pole, led every practice session and rolled to the victory.

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Fredi Gonzalez, left, speaks as former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox looks on during a news conference where he was introduced as the team’s new manager Wednesday, in Atlanta. Cox retired at the end of the season.

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be his final year, the Braves immediately thought of Gonzalez as their No. 1 candidate — even though he was managing another team. “He was on our radar before he Stewart was the last driver to win the Chase was available,” Wren said. “We before Johnson began his four-year run in 2006, thought there may come a time and it was the lessons Johnson learned from loswhen we were going to have to ing to Stewart the year before that Johnson has applied to this streak of domination. So consumed ask the Florida Marlins for permission to talk to their managwith what Stewart was doing, Johnson lost sight er. We really thought Fredi was of his own program. the best candidate for us.” Since then, he’s practiced a singular focus and That became a moot point doesn’t worry about trying to get into other drivwhen Gonzalez was fired by the ers’ heads. Marlins on June 23, a month Stewart, in turn, won’t waste time trying to play after he benched star shortmind games with Johnson. stop Hanley Ramirez for a lack “You don’t have to get in his head, we just have to go out and do our thing,” he said. “We’re still in of hustle — a move that many believed angered owner Jeffrey a situation where certain things have to happen Loria. on their own, but there are things out of our conGonzalez said he never trol still. By focusing on things we do have conthought his decision would trol over, we’ve got ourselves from 10th to fifth in points. And we’ve got ourselves somewhat back in become such a big deal, perhaps costing him his job but drawing striking distance.” He can concentrate on the only thing he current- praise from around baseball. “That’s the way I was brought ly deems important — winning — to do the rest. up,” he said. “I know the way the game should be played. If you don’t something, you’re going to lose those 24 other guys. For me, it was just a simple thing to do.” Continued from Page 7A In early July, Wren took the unemployed Gonzalez to his efits and possible academic misconduct at the prolake cabin in east Alabama gram that has damaged the school’s reputation for a daylong interview. A few and even ended the college careers of some NFL days later, team president John prospects. Schuerholz met with Gonzalez. “It was a tough situation,” Williams said. Finally, in September, the top “Throughout the whole process, I didn’t think that two Braves officials held one I had broken any rules or anything like that.” more formal interview with Williams said he took the first trip with cornerback Kendric Burney, who will serve the last of a six-game suspension this weekend, and the second trip with his girlfriend. The NCAA required Williams to repay $450.67 to a charity of his choice. “(Brown) swiped his card for our hotel, and we reimbursed him with cash,” Williams said. “We didn’t think that would have been a problem. Our relationship has been a big-brother, little-brother relationship for about four years, so I didn’t think it was an issue.” Williams found out the day before North Carolina’s opener against LSU that he was among 13 players who would not play amid the NCAA probe. He sat out one more game before hearing that he would miss a total of four contests. Unlike some of his suspended teammates, Williams didn’t show up at Kenan Stadium on game days. “I thought it would hurt too much to be here and actually be able to see the game and not be able to play in the game,” he said. “So I stayed at home with my family and my friends.” Against Clemson, Williams returned with five tackles and a forced fumble, although he said his excitement led him to make more mistakes than usual. That was evident on the long touchdown pass to Jaron Brown, which Williams could have prevented by taking a better angle to the ball.


Gonzalez and knew they had the right guy. The Braves didn’t even bother interviewing anyone else, and Gonzalez turned down the chance to talk with four other teams that need or were considering new managers, most notably the Chicago Cubs. “He’s got a great personality,” Wren said. “Players gravitate toward him. They like playing for him. It’s important that guys like playing for you, because they’ll usually play even better. We’ve seen him over the course of time. Managing at the major league level is different, but we saw what he did at Florida. He ran a good game.” Gonzalez said he’s not worried about following in Cox’s large footsteps. The Braves’ manager since 1990, he led the team to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and the 1995 World Series championship. After missing the playoffs the last four years, Atlanta returned as a wild card this season. Cox’s last hurrah ended with a four-game loss to the Giants in which every contest was decided by one run. “Our goal is simple: We want to keep putting flags on that facade up there,” Gonzalez said. “I don’t think there’s a person alive that’s going to replace Bobby Cox. We just want to continue the winning tradition and go from there.” Cox chimed in, saying it’s not going to be that tough for Gonzalez to put him own stamp on the job.

“Walter Alston was replaced by Tommy Lasorda,” Cox said. “Tommy did a great job and they forgot all about Walter Alston. That is what’s going to happen here.” He recalled the advice he gave Gonzalez when he first took the Florida managing job in 2007. “You are who you are. You’ve got to be yourself,” Cox repeated. “Fredi’s got the right makeup to be a great manager. He has all the respect around baseball that you can get. I just want to be in the background. There’s always going to be new starts, and Fredi is getting a new start here.” Gonzalez said he’ll do a few things differently than Cox. Perhaps the most noticeable change will be having the players stretch on the field before batting practice, something his predecessor never asked the Braves to do. Also, the Braves shook up Cox’s coaching staff just a bit, firing first-base coach Glenn Hubbard and bench coach Chino Cadahia. Carlos Tosca, who was with Gonzalez in Florida, will take over the bench coach duties and hitting coach Terry Pendleton will shift over to Hubbard’s post. The Braves plan to hire a new hitting coach after struggling at the plate this season. “There’s not going to be a lot of crazy changes,” Gonzalez said. “The players might not even notice it. But whoever comes in has their own little way of doing things.”

Riverdogs Roll In Runner-up The Carolina Riverdogs 13- and under baseball team finshed runner-up in the Nations Baseball All Pro Athletics Grand Slam Championship NCI on Oct. 9-10. The Riverdogs are: AJ Lombardo, Austin Sain, Elijah Spurling, Matthew Overton, Russ Branch, Matt Bridges, Ethan Stewart, Riley Riffle, Reece Oliver and Caleb Burnham. Coaches: Chico Lombardo, Brett Bridges and Brian Branch. Contributed Photo

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Grub Day! Grub Day has been held on the ICC campus for more than 30 years. The name, said Isothermal’s Public Relations and Marketing Director Mike Gavin, is believed to have derived from the fact students could come to campus in their ‘grubby’ clothes and have a good time. “It’s always just been a fun day of fellowship,” he said. Grub Day is only one of two days fishing in the college’s lake is allowed. The other day, Sports Day, is held in the spring. In the photos, Students got the chance (top left) to take an extra piece of themselves home at the wax hands booth. The senior dance group (bottom right) Encore Elite Entertainment preformed a variety of routines for spectators at Grub Day. Here they bust a move to the Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right.” Many fun activities (top right) were set up for visitors to this year’s Grub Day, from corn hole seen here to frisbee toss, to fishing and dancing Grub Day offers plenty of fun for students and faculty. Garrett Byers/Daily Courier



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Health Notes Rita Burch

How to help the grieving during the holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching, and while many people look forward to yearly traditions, gatherings with family and friends and the general good feelings associated with the season, some people dread the holidays.

For those who have lost a loved one during the past year, the holidays may emphasize their grief. The holidays, especially the first ones after losing a loved one, are especially difficult for one who is grieving. Often, friends and family members of those affected by a loss are unsure how to act or what to say to support their grieving loved one during the holidays. The following are 12 tips to help people who are grieving during the holiday season. 1. Be supportive of the way the person chooses to handle the holidays. Some may wish to follow traditions; others may choose to change their rituals. Remember, there is no right way or wrong way to handle the holidays. 2. Offer to help the person with baking and/or cleaning. Both tasks can be overwhelming for one trying to deal with raw emotions. 3. Offer to help him or her decorate for the holidays. 4. Offer to help with holiday shopping or give your loved one catalogs or online shopping sites that may be helpful. 5. Invite the person to attend a religious service with you and your family. 6. Invite your loved one to your home for the holidays. 7. Help your loved one prepare and mail holiday cards. 8. Ask the person if he or she is interested in volunteering with you during the holiday season. Doing something for someone else may help your loved one feel better about the holidays. 9. Donate a gift or money in memory of the person’s loved one. Remind the person that his or her special person is not forgotten. 10. Never tell someone that he or she should be “over it.”  Instead, give the person hope that, eventually, he or she will enjoy the holidays again. 11. If he or she wants to talk about the deceased loved one or feelings associated with the loss, LISTEN. Active listening from friends is an important step to helping him or her heal. Don’t worry about being conversational .... just listen. 12. Remind the person you are thinking of him or her and the loved one who died. Cards, phone calls and visits are great ways to stay in touch. In general, the best way to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let them know you care. They need to be remembered, and they need to know their loved ones are remembered, too.  Never be afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, because making an effort and showing concern will be appreciated. Rita Burch, BSW, MBA, CFRE, is executive director of Hospice of Rutherford County.


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Isothermal offers course on reactive attachment disorder Editor’s note: Due to the nature and circumstances surrounding this story, names have been changed.

tor also put the couple in touch with Shaaron Boyles, a licensed clinical social worker with the facility. After reading Julie’s file, Boyles By ALLISON FLYNN knew immediately she was looking at a case of reactive attachment disDaily Courier Lifestyles Editor SPINDALE – Julie Doe’s preschool order. Reactive attachment disorder aged tantrums seemed normal to (RAD) develops when a child isn’t her parents at first. As adoptive parproperly nurtured in the first few ents whose only child is Julie, Jane months and years of life, according and John Doe thought the frequent to Many screaming, fit pitching, biting and kicking were just a part of childhood of these children have a history of abuse or neglect where caregivers they’d have to accept. They soon realized after talking to may or may not have met the child’s basic needs and also had limited, other parents that Julie’s tantrums inconsistent or no emotional supwere more severe than other chilport, security, safety or love, Boyles dren’s of the same age. said. “We would ask other parents how For securely attached kids who long their child would throw tanhave their basic physical and emotrums, and they’d say ‘Oh, about 15 tional needs met, an internal diato 20 minutes,’” Julie’s mom said. logue begins that they are loved – in “Hers would go on for two to four other words, Boyles said, they begin hours. Nothing helped; time out to see themselves through the eyes wouldn’t work.” The tantrums, it seemed, got more of the caregiver. In abuse or neglect cases the dialogue becomes that of severe as Julie aged. As an elemen“I’m worthless” or “I’m alone.” tary aged student, Julie progressed “Those children begin to retreat to hitting and kicking during fits of within themselves and learn to surrage. vive on their own,” she said. Neglect Following physician’s and theracan cause the structure of the brain pists visits, Julie was eventually to be altered, Boyles added. diagnosed with attention deficit Other causes of the disorder can hyperactivity disorder. One weekend include a child being moved around when Julie became extremely violent and filled with rage, the Does called in kinship placements, foster care or orphanage or having a parent or Olson Huff Center of Missions Children’s Hospital in Asheville and caregiver who is sick and unable to meet their needs. spoke with a doctor on call, who prescribed medication to help with Please see Attachment, Page 8B the immediate situation. The doc-

Types of attachment

n Secure relationships. This is the strongest type of attachment. A child in this category feels he can depend on his parent or provider. He knows that person will be there when he needs support. He knows what to expect. n Avoidant relationships. This is one category of attachment that is not secure. Avoidant children have learned that depending on parents won’t get them that secure feeling they want, so they learn to take care of themselves. n Ambivalent relationships. Ambivalence (not being completely sure of something) is another way a child may be insecurely attached to his parents. Children who are ambivalent have learned that sometimes their needs are met, and sometimes they are not. They notice what behavior got their parents’ attention in the past and use it over and over. They are always looking for that feeling of security that they sometimes get. n Disorganized relationships. Disorganized children don’t know what to expect from their parents. Children with relationships in the other categories have organized attachments. This means that they have all learned ways to get what they need, even if it is not the best way. This happens because a child learns to predict how his parent will react, whether it is positive or negative. They also learn that doing certain things will make their parents do certain things.

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State/Nation Today Man charged in death of former S.C. sheriff

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities have charged a man arrested in Tennessee with murder in the death of a former sheriff. Spartanburg County deputies say 82-year-old former Sheriff Charles Snipes was found dead at his used car lot in Spartanburg early Tuesday. Snipes was sheriff of Spartanburg County from 1961 to 1968. Coroner Rusty Clevenger says an autopsy showed Snipes died from a blow to the head. Authorities say 33-year-old Jeffrey Eugene Bailey of Spartanburg was arrested during a traffic stop in Erwin, Tenn., on Tuesday driving Snipes’ pickup truck.

Gunshot wound found by funeral home worker

GOLDSBORO (AP) — Police are investigating what they first thought was the natural death of a Goldsboro man after a funeral home found what looks like a gunshot wound in his body. The Wayne County Sheriff’s

Office says a friend found 62-yearold James Clifton Best dead in his home Tuesday. The friend called police and emergency medical services, who said the death appeared to have been from natural causes. Workers at a funeral home, though, found what looks like a bullet wound to Best’s body.

Police: Drunken men knocked at police station UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Pennsylvania say they charged two men with public drunkenness after they knocked on a police station door. A Uniontown police report says 30-year-old Alan Scritchfield, of Uniontown, and 30-year-old Peter Dominick, of McClellandtown, came to the police station about 9 p.m. Sunday. A police sergeant says Dominick was slurring his words while Scritchfield was drinking out of a plastic cup. Asked what was in it, Scritchfield allegedly told police, “alcohol, Crown Royal” before saying he was drunk.

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People gather for prayer at a candlelight vigil at East Hickory Baptist Church for 10-year-old Zahra Baker in Hickory on Wednesday.

Police search for girl; vigils held in Hickory HICKORY (AP) — Investigators used a police dog to search among tree-trimming equipment and piles of mulch for a missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl on Wednesday, a day after authorities said they believed the girl had been killed. Hours earlier, Zahra Clare Baker’s stepmother showed no emotion in court as a judge explained she could be sentenced to up to 30 months in prison if convicted of obstruction of justice. Elisa Baker is accused of trying to throw off investigators with a fake ransom note. The girl, who used hearing aids and a prosthetic leg because of bone cancer, was reported missing over the weekend, but police have indicated they don’t believe her father and stepmother’s story. Baker’s court-appointed attorney, Scott Reilly, said she was “scared to death” and very emotional about everything. “She’s upset about being held in jail. She’s upset about being away from her family,” he said. In nearby Morganton, seven officers and a police dog searched for Zahra on a wooded lot among piles of mulch and a wood chipper on Wednesday. The property has equipment belonging to the tree services company that employs her father. Hours later, about 150 people gathered for a vigil in honor of the girl. An officer who asked for anonymity because he’s not authorized to discuss the case confirmed the site was among several where officers are searching for the girl. The officer said a different dog got a “hit” at the scene a day earlier, but nothing was found then. District Attorney James Gaither Jr. said he couldn’t discuss details about the case. “I’m upset. The facts are disturbing. You saw the images; she is such a darling child,” Gaither said. Friends have described Zahra as shy but upbeat despite her health problems. Elisa Baker is the only person accused in the case so far. Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins said she was charged with felony obstruction of justice after admitting she wrote the ransom note, which asked for $1 million. She had already been in jail since the weekend on unrelated

charges. Adkins has said police can’t find anyone outside Zahra’s household who has seen her alive in the last month. The uncertain timeframe has made it difficult for investigators to narrow down places to search for her. Zahra’s father, Adam Baker, has said it was possible his wife could be involved in the disappearance, and other relatives echoed those remarks. The father has not been charged in the case, though the chief said previously he hasn’t been ruled out as a suspect. The ransom note found Saturday was the first sign that the case would turn sinister. Officers discovered it on the windshield of Adam Baker’s car when they came to investigate a yard fire at their home. It was addressed to a man Adam Baker had worked for, though police quickly determined that man’s family was safe. Zahra was reported missing that afternoon. The stepmother said she last saw Zahra sleeping in her room about 12 hours earlier, though Adkins has indicated he doesn’t believe the timeline the couple gave him. Relatives and former neighbors, meanwhile, described Elisa Baker as nasty-tempered and violent in interviews and court documents. Zahra usually took the brunt of her wrath, they say. “She was always beating her,” former neighbor Karen Yount said Tuesday. “I told her to stop but she wouldn’t listen to anyone. That poor girl.” Caldwell County Court records show that Yount and the woman’s relative Brittany Bentley each filed a complaint in May accusing Elisa Baker of making violent threats against them on separate occasions. Other neighbors say they feared for the girl’s safety. One said he spoke to an investigator from the Department of Social Services who visited the Bakers’ house a few months ago to investigate claims Zahra was being beaten. Those at the vigil sang religious songs, held hands and implored each other to love their children and report signs of child abuse to authorities.

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PIMCO TotRetIs Vanguard TotStIdx American Funds GrthAmA m American Funds CapIncBuA m TOCKS OF OCAL NTEREST Fidelity Contra American Funds CpWldGrIA m YTD American Funds IncAmerA m YTD Name Div Yld PE Last Chg%Chg Name Div Yld PE Last Chg %Chg Vanguard InstIdxI AT&T Inc 1.68 5.9 12 28.47 +.08 +1.6 LeggPlat 1.08 4.5 20 24.08 +.24 +18.0 Vanguard 500Inv American Funds InvCoAmA m Amazon ... ... 64 155.17 -1.31 +15.4 Lowes .44 2.0 17 21.89 -.15 -6.4 Dodge & Cox Stock ArvMerit ... ... ... 16.90 +.02 +51.2 Microsoft .64 2.5 7 25.34 +.51 -16.9 Dodge & Cox IntlStk American Funds EurPacGrA m BB&T Cp .60 2.6 22 23.38 -.29 -7.8 PPG 2.20 2.9 18 76.24 +.74 +30.2 American Funds WAMutInvA m BkofAm .04 .3 89 13.29 -.23 -11.8 ParkerHan 1.08 1.5 21 71.79 +1.26 +33.2 PIMCO TotRetAdm b BerkHa A ... ... 17125410.00+443.00 +26.4 FrankTemp-Franklin Income A m Cisco ... ... 17 23.18 +.56 -3.2 ProgrssEn 2.48 5.6 14 44.32 +.13 +8.1 American Funds NewPerspA m RedHat ... ... 88 39.41 +.26 +27.5 Delhaize 2.02 2.8 ... 71.81 +2.65 -6.4 Vanguard TotStIAdm Dell Inc ... ... 17 14.13 +.21 -1.6 RoyalBk g 2.00 ... ... 55.09 +.73 +2.9 American Funds FnInvA m DukeEngy .98 5.6 13 17.56 -.02 +2.0 SaraLee .44 3.0 16 14.80 +.26 +21.5 American Funds BalA m Vanguard 500Adml ExxonMbl 1.76 2.7 13 65.04 +.34 -4.6 SonicAut ... ... 10 10.54 -.01 +1.4 Vanguard Welltn FamilyDlr .62 1.3 18 46.06 -.05 +65.5 SonocoP 1.12 3.2 17 34.80 +.37 +19.0 PIMCO TotRetA m American Funds BondA m FifthThird .04 .3 ... 12.70 -.06 +30.3 SpectraEn 1.00 4.2 17 23.63 +.24 +15.2 Vanguard TotIntl d FCtzBA 1.20 .6 8 192.48 +4.45 +17.4 SpeedM .40 2.5 27 15.73 -.01 -10.7 Vanguard InstPlus GenElec .48 2.8 18 17.28 +.09 +14.2 .52 1.3 42 40.69 +.78 +71.6 Fidelity GrowCo GoldmanS 1.40 .9 8 154.73 -.48 -8.4 Timken Fidelity DivrIntl d 1.88 2.7 24 68.66 +1.42 +19.7 T Rowe Price EqtyInc Google ... ... 24 543.30 +1.91 -12.4 UPS B KrispKrm ... ... 86 5.18 +.22 +75.6 WalMart 1.21 2.2 14 53.82 -.10 +.7 Hartford CapAprA m Pioneer PioneerA m Goldman Sachs ShDuGovA m Stock Footnotes: g = Dividends and earnings in Canadian dollars. h = Does not meet continued-listing standards. lf = Late filing with SEC. n = New in past 52 weeks. pf = Preferred. rs = Stock has undergone a reverse stock split of at least 50 Alliance Bernstein GrowIncA m percent within the past year. rt = Right to buy security at a specified price. s = Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the DWS-Scudder REstA m Hartford GrowthL m last year. un = Units. vj = In bankruptcy or receivership. wd = When distributed. wi = When issued. wt = Warrants.




Mutual Fund Footnotes: b = Fee covering market costs is paid from fund assets. d = Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. f = front load (sales charges). m = Multiple fees are charged. NA = not available. p = previous day’s net asset value. s = fund split shares during the week. x = fund paid a distribution during the week.Gainers and Losers must be worth at least $2 to be listed in tables at left. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial.

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11.73 29.38 28.75 49.96 63.71 35.35 16.39 107.82 108.52 26.85 100.25 35.32 41.26 25.91 11.73 2.14 27.51 29.38 34.60 17.28 108.53 30.29 11.73 12.54 15.57 107.83 75.88 29.54 22.13 32.05 37.85 10.48 3.13 17.23 16.12

+8.7/A +2.8/B +3.1/B +5.0/C +5.4/A +6.1/A +4.8/B +2.2/C +2.1/C +2.7/B 0.0/D +6.1/A +7.4/A +2.0/B +8.5/A +5.7/A +6.6/A +2.9/B +4.7/A +3.9/C +2.2/C +5.8/A +8.2/A +4.1/E +5.6/B +2.2/C +6.3/A +3.4/C +2.4/B +3.7/A +2.5/B +5.0/B +0.1/D +4.6/B +2.0/D

NL 1,000,000 NL 3,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 5,000,000 NL 3,000 5.75 250 NL 2,500 NL 2,500 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 1,000,000 4.25 1,000 5.75 250 NL 10,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 10,000 NL 10,000 3.75 1,000 3.75 250 NL 3,000 NL200,000,000 NL 2,500 NL 2,500 NL 2,500 5.50 2,000 5.75 1,000 1.50 1,000 4.25 2,500 5.75 1,000 4.75 0

CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar.

Wal-Mart CEO upbeat on 4Q sales potential

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, known for its giant stores and global omnipresence, is shifting gears to think small: focusing on small and medium-size stores that it plans to open in small towns and urban markets as it seeks to jump-start sluggish U.S. sales. The world’s largest retailer is also bringing back “Action Alley” — wide aisles filled with palettes of discounted merchandise — and offering same-day pickup for online purchases in some areas. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., despite $405 billion in annual sales, is struggling to hold on to market share as stubbornly high unemployment and tight credit continue to squeeze most Americans. Company executives also outlined plans to expand internationally and draw more customers to Sam’s Club warehouse stores at an investor meeting in Rogers, Ark., on Wednesday. CEO Mike Duke predicted a rise in fourthquarter revenue in its U.S. stores open at least one year. That figure has fallen for five straight quarters. To refocus on those middle- and lower-income consumers — households with annual incomes less than $70,000, who make up 68 percent of Wal-Mart shoppers — U.S. CEO Bill Simon said Wednesday the chain will more aggressively display discounts on some items featured in its main aisles rather than discounting as much throughout the store. It also is restocking some items it dropped and resuming displaying canned vegetables by type rather than brand. And it is focusing on classic clothing styles, offering more plus sizes and more basics like socks and underwear. “In this environment we should be thriving and we’re gearing up to do that,” Simon said. Wal-Mart is also shifting money it had been spending on remodeling existing stores toward opening smaller new stores. It plans to open 185 to 205 new stores in the next fiscal year, compared with 153 stores in the current year, but with the same increase in square footage, 11 million, and similar capital expenditure, $7.5 billion to $8 billion. In total Wal-Mart Stores expects to spend $13 billion to $14 billion in capital expenditures in the current fiscal year, $1 billion less than previously forecast. It expects to spend $13.5 billion to $14.5 billion in the next fiscal year. In the current fiscal year, Wal-Mart expects overall revenue to grow 4 percent to 6 percent while square footage growth increases 3 percent to 4 percent. The average size of its largest-format store has shrunk to 180,000 square feet from 195,000 square feet. Simon said the company is accelerating opening medium-format stores, which are 30,000 to 60,000 square feet. And Wal-Mart will test 30 to 40 even smaller stores over the next two fiscal years, mostly in urban areas. About half of those will likely be in its “Neighborhood Market” format that emphasizes fresh produce, food and dairy products. WalMart currently operates 2,843 large-format stores in the U.S. and 181 smaller neighborhood stores. As the crucial holiday season approaches, WalMart is also experimenting with some novel options for shoppers picking up things they buy online. Within months in 20 markets, or about 750 stores, orders will be available for pickup the same day. And a program providing free shipping to FedEx Office stores in Los Angeles and Boston will expand to New York, Washington and Chicago. At Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart is expanding electronics and jewelry offerings, including selling Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad in some clubs by the holiday.

Trader John Panin, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday.

Associated Press

Earnings news pushes stocks NEW YORK (AP) — Betterthan-expected earnings reports from corporate bellwethers helped push stocks to their fourth day of gains on Wednesday, even though not all the companies themselves enjoyed the rally. Intel Corp. and JP Morgan Chase & Co. both fell by more than a percent despite announcing double-digit gains in profits. Their earnings reports, however, contained nuggets of hopeful news on the direction of the broader economy. JPMorgan’s CEO Jamie Dimon predicted credit card defaults are likely to fall next quarter, which helped push shares of American Express up 1.9 percent and MasterCard up 3.9 percent. Intel predicted sales should remain consistent through the end of the year as customers switch from back-toschool shopping to the holiday season. That contributed to gains in Dell, which was up 1.5 percent for the day, and Microsoft, which was up 2 percent. CSX Corp, one of the country’s largest railroad companies, saw a big jump in the shipment of cars and trucks. Its stock rallied, but shares in JPMorgan and Intel fell. “They were assuring,” Andrew Ross, partner at First New York Securities, said of the earnings reports. “But they weren’t inspiring, or disrupting.” One reason that the shares in the companies that announced earnings didn’t jump was that

some traders were expecting even higher gains. “With Intel especially, there were whisper expectations that were much higher than what the analysts had printed, and that helped push the stock up beyond estimates,” said Jay Leupp, the president of Grubb & Ellis AGA mutual funds. Those results allowed the market to continue the upward trajectory it has taken in recent weeks, Ross said. The Dow is up 2.9 percent in October, and closed Wednesday at its highest level since May 3. The Dow has been up for 22 of the 31 trading days since the end of August. Commodities also jumped sharply. Gold touched another record and oil rose about 2 percent. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and Newmont Mining Corp. were among the biggest winners. “In an improving (global) economy, everyone is going to consume more,” said Christian Wagner, CEO of Longview Capital Management. “You need the basic materials.” Wagner said growth should remain strong in emerging markets, helping keep demand high for commodities like aluminum and other metals. The Dow rose 75.68, or 0.7 percent, to 11,096.08. The broad Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8.33, also 0.7 percent, to 1,178.10, while the Nasdaq composite index rose 23.31, or 1 percent, to 2,441.23. Gold settled up $23.80 at

$1,370.50 an ounce, the latest in a recent series of record highs. Benchmark crude oil rose $1.34 to $83.01 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Bond prices rose and interest rates rose slightly. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves opposite its price, fell to 2.42 percent from 2.43 percent late Tuesday. Bond prices have been rising in recent weeks as expectations mount that the Federal Reserve will start buying Treasurys and take other measures to encourage lending. Minutes from the Fed’s September meeting released Tuesday afternoon suggest that the central bank is nearing consensus on when and how to take more stimulus measures. Traders are hoping for more specific news after the Fed’s meeting in early November. In an odd twist, stocks have also benefited from the expected move by the Fed because they become more attractive investments over a longer period if bond yields continue to fall. Freeport-McMoRan rose $3.95, or 4.15 percent, to $99.08, while Newmont jumped $1.18 to $63.18. CSX shares jumped $2.40, or 4.2 percent, to $59.66. JPMorgan Chase shares fell 56 cents to $39.84 and Intel slipped 53 cents to $19.24. Both rose earlier in the day. Volume on the New York Stock Exchange came to 5.1 billion shares, with three stocks up for every one that fell.

4B — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Thursday, October 14, 2010 SHOE by Chris Cassat and Gary Brookins


BROOM-HILDA by Russell Myers

DILBERT by Scott Adams

GIL THORP by Jerry Jenkins, Ray Burns and Frank McLaughlin

THE BORN LOSER by Art and Chip Sansom

ARLO AND JANIS by Jimmy Johnson



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Couple flirts with marriage again Dear Abby: Do you have any data on the success of remarrying your ex-spouse? After being married to my husband for 25 years, we divorced due to his infidelity. We have been divorced for eight years and have had no contact. A family member’s funeral brought us face-to-face again, and we have been in touch ever since. Neither of us has remarried or been in a relationship. We realize that we still have feelings for each other and have discussed remarrying in the future. I love him, but I’m wary of being hurt again. What do you think? Does remarrying your ex ever work? — Having Second Thoughts Dear Having Second Thoughts: It can work, provided you’re both willing to deal with the issues that broke you up in the first place. By that, I mean that you must be ready to examine whether there was something missing in the marriage that caused your husband to cheat, or whether he has a character flaw and would repeat his infidelity. I strongly recommend you do this with the assistance of a licensed marriage counselor. If you both go through the process, remarrying your ex could work. If you don’t, you would be courting another dose of heartache. Dear Abby: I have been dating “Nick” for more than a year. We have

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

both been married before — Nick’s a widower, and I am divorced. He says he cares for me, but doesn’t feel passionate about me, nor does “love” describe how he feels about me. We are intimate, are great friends and spend almost every day together. He treats me great, dates no one else and I can be myself around him. But am I cheating myself by accepting the status quo? Our intimate times aren’t satisfying because of the lack of emotional ties, but I’m torn because I enjoy his company. I am confused. Any words of wisdom, Abby? — Not Quite Fulfilled Dear Not Quite Fulfilled: You and Nick are friends with benefits. Because you have no future with him beyond what you have now, and because intimacy with him is not satisfying because of his inability (or refusal) to emotionally commit — I’d have to say he’s reaping more of the benefits. The status quo is a substitute for what you really want, and yes, you are cheating yourself.

Plantar wart remedies sought Dear Dr. Gott: I am seeing a dermatologist for plantar warts on the tops and bottoms of my feet. He is using a combination of acid and freezing. This is painful, and I have difficulties walking. Is there anything else I can do? Dear Reader: Plantar warts are benign growths caused by the human papillomavirus These lesions present as small, hard bumps and are most commonly found on pressure points on the heels or balls of the feet. Treatment is not necessary in all cases. When intervention is appropriate because of pain or lesions, a physician may choose cryotherapy (freezing). This therapy can cause pain, so for this reason it isn’t commonly used for young children. On the home front, over-the-counter salicylic-acid solution or patches, duct tape and cryotherapy products are available. There are a number of brands available, but if the medication or patch is used, it should be a 40 percent salicylic-acid solution. Duct-tape therapy involves covering the wart for about a week, then soaking the area in warm water. This is followed


Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott by gently rubbing the lesion with a pumice stone or emery board. The process may require repeating once or twice before it is entirely gone. There are preventive steps people can take to reduce their risk of getting plantar warts. Initially, keep your feet clean and dry, since warts thrive in a damp, warm environment. Wear flip-flops or another form of foot coverage when around public swimming pools or in locker rooms. Wash your hands thoroughly after touching any warts. Avoid direct contact with another person’s feet or hands if they have warts. If you use an emery board or pumice stone to file off lesions, do not use that same equipment on your fingernails.

IN THE STARS Your Birthday, Oct. 14; Critical conditions in the next solar cycle are likely to work for the better. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Your mate or counterpart could be luckier than you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Be careful what you say when socializing with co-workers. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - When shopping for a certain item, don’t settle. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Pick the brains of close associates for critical information. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Someone you went out of your way to help, might pleasantly surprise you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - Continue to believe in luck when all else is coming up short. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - There is no need to allow competitive situations to intimidate you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - As long as you keep the faith, substantial results are likely. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Being cooperative benefits you as much as it does others. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - When negotiating an agreement, the smart thing is to take yourself out of the picture. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - The more heads there are figuring things out, the quicker you’ll get done. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Stick to doing business with the firms or people you’ve used.

The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, THURsday, October 14, 2010 — 5B


All 33 Chilean miners safely on the surface

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night — a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been trapped so long and survived. Luis Urzua ascended smoothly through 2,000 feet of rock, completing a 22 1/2-hour rescue operation that unfolded with remarkable speed and flawless execution. Before a jubilant crowd of about 2,000 people, he became the 33rd miner to be rescued. “We have done what the entire world was waiting for,” he told Chilean President Sebastian Pinera immediately after his rescue. “The 70 days that we fought so hard were not in vain. We had strength, we had spirit, we wanted to fight, we wanted to fight for our families, and that was the greatest thing.” The president told him: “You are not the same, and the country is not the same after this. You were an inspiration. Go hug your wife and your daughter.” With Urzua by his side, he led the crowd in singing the national anthem. The rescue exceeded expectations every step of the way. Officials first said it might be four months before they could get the men out; it turned out to be 69 days and about 8 hours. Once the escape tunnel was finished, they estimated it would take 36 to 48 hours to get all the miners to the surface. That got faster as the operation went along, and all the men were safely above ground in 22 hours, 37 minutes. The rescue workers who talked the men through the final hours still had to be hoisted to the surface. One by one throughout the day, the men had emerged to the cheers of exuberant Chileans and before the eyes of a transfixed globe. While the operation picked up speed as the day went on, each miner was greeted with the same boisterous applause from rescuers. “Welcome to life,” Pinera told Victor Segvia, the 15th miner out. On a day of superlatives, it seemed no overstatement. They rejoined a world intensely curious about their ordeal, and certain to offer fame and jobs. Previously unimaginable riches awaited men who had risked their lives going into the unstable gold and copper mine for about $1,600 a month. The miners made the smooth ascent inside a capsule called Phoenix — 13 feet tall, barely wider than their shoulders and painted in the white, blue and red of the Chilean flag. It had a door that stuck occasionally, and some wheels had to be replaced, but it worked exactly as planned. Beginning at midnight Tuesday, and sometimes as quickly as every 25 minutes, the pod was lowered the nearly half-mile to where 700,000 tons of rock collapsed Aug. 5 and entombed the men. Then, after a quick pep talk from rescue workers who had descended into the mine, a miner would strap himself in, make the journey upward and emerge from a manhole into the blinding sun. The rescue was planned with extreme care. The miners were monitored by video on the way up for any sign of panic. They had oxygen masks, dark glasses to protect their eyes from the unfamiliar sunlight and sweaters for the jarring transition from subterranean swelter to chilly desert air.


Unidentified people leave the U.S. Magistrate court where an Article 32 hearing for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was being held in Fort Hood, Texas. Associated Press

Witnesses describe ordeal, ID Hasan as Fort Hood shooter FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A sergeant shot five times during last year’s rampage at Fort Hood said Wednesday he recalled lying on the floor and locking eyes with Maj. Nidal Hasan after the Army psychiatrist cried out “Allahu Akbar” and unleashed a burst of gunfire into a crowd of soldiers preparing for deployment. The Article 32 hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to put the Army psychiatrist on trial. Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford said the light from a laser-guided weapon soon trained on him, and he closed his eyes before being shot in the head. He made his way outside, not realizing he’d been shot four more times, and heard a woman screaming about the gunman: “He’s one of ours! He’s one of ours!” Lunsford, who lost most of the sight in his left eye in the attack, was the first in a string of victims who came face-to-face with Hasan at a military hearing to determine whether he should stand trial on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. Hasan, 40, wore his Army combat uniform and looked on intently as fellow soldiers described diving wounded to the ground, crawling through pools of blood and struggling to pull friends to safety. He showed no emotion as several identified him in the courtroom as the gunman in the worst mass shooting ever at an American military base. Staff Sgt. Alvin Bernard Howard said he was playing


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solitaire on a computer when he heard yelling and gunshots he thought were part of a training exercise. He realized it wasn’t when a bullet casing landed on his laptop, and then turned around. “We looked eye to eye and he just shot me,” the now-retired Howard testified, later standing up and pointing at Hasan. “I will never forget his face.” Hasan sat in a wheelchair just a few feet away from where eight witnesses took the stand Wednesday. He has been paralyzed from the chest down since Fort Hood police officers fired on him during the Nov. 5 attack. Lunsford testified he saw Hasan earlier that day in Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Processing Center, where soldiers go for medical screening immediately before and after deploying. Lunsford said Hasan that morning received vaccines and other routine tests ahead of a deployment to Afghanistan scheduled for the next month. But after lunch, Lunsford saw Hasan in the building again — this time standing near the front doors, pulling a weapon from his Army combat uniform and shouting “God is Great” in Arabic. As the shots rang out, a civilian physician assistant, Michael Grant Cahill, tried to knock Hasan down with a chair but was shot, Lunsford said. Cahill was one of the 13 killed that day. Spc. James Armstrong, who was shot twice, said he was in a large seating area when he heard shooting and turned around to see soldiers being shot and a chair thrown amid rapid



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White Oak Manor -Tryon Accepting applications for : Full-Time Dietary Aide/Relief Cook. Cooking and dietary experience preferred. Work schedule includes rotating weekends and able to work 1st and 2nd shift. Benefits includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Ins., 401K and Paid Time Off. Apply at White Oak Manor of Tryon, 70 Oak St. or fax resume to Dietary Director at 828-859-2073 EOE Medical assistant. Busy local practice is looking for candidate with strong computer skills. Billing back ground and attention to detail. Salary commensurate w/experience. 877-414-1894


gunfire before Hasan reloaded. The scene was “the worst horror movie,” with wounded soldiers leaving bloody handprints on walls as they tried to get up and blood pooled on the floor where they lay dead, Armstrong said. The court earlier heard a recording of a contract worker’s 911 call soon after she hid under a desk when the gunfire began. Medical technician Michelle Harper testified she could only see the shooter’s feet as he walked slowly and deliberately through the building. “Oh my God! Everybody’s shot!” a frantic Harper told the 911 operator as gunshots and groans for help resounded around her. “Are you safe?” the unidentified 911 operator asked at one point. “No,” Harper replied. Immediately after the shooting spree, some witnesses had reported the gunman used two personal pistols, one a semiautomatic, to take some 100 shots at about 300 people crowded into the building. None of the witnesses Wednesday testified to seeing Hasan with more than one gun, and some said they heard gunfire but did not see the shooter. Hasan has been in custody since the shooting, hospitalized first in San Antonio, then moved to jail in Bell County, which houses military suspects for nearby Fort Hood. The military justice system does not offer bail. Prosecutors have not said whether they will seek the death penalty if the case goes to trial.


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Cute cuddly kittens will warm your heart! Please call 828-286-9052 between 5-7pm Free kitten, found in Forest City, approx 6-8 weeks old, calico. 287-4874 FREE M Hound dog Black and white, floppy ears. Call 657-6508 Free mixed Pitt Bull/Lab puppies, 7 weeks old, Call 704-472-5706 leave message Miniature Dachshund pups ready 10/13 Cute little wieners red, black or brown, CKC registered $250 248-1023

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(1) LSA-2010004, a request from Vincent Wiegman, agent for Calvin Navis, for a variance from Section 94.06 (C)(1) of the Lake Structure Regulations which states that reconstructed lake structures shall replace a like structure and Section 94.06 (C)(2) which states reconstructed lake structures must meet the current standards for height and projection into the lake. The property (Tax PIN 221158) is located at 476 Cut Away Road, Lake Lure, North Carolina.

2. Person Doe 1, being all unknown heirs or other unknown successors in interest of Lola Carpenter Logan; and 3. Person Doe 2, being all spouses, if any, of all unknown heirs or other unknown successors in interest of Lola Carpenter Logan. Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the special proceeding entitled IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LOLA LOIS CARPENTER LOGAN, DECEASED: CATHIE ST. JOHN-RITZEN, PETITIONER, VS. LILLIE MAE POWELL, ET AL., RESPONDENTS, Buncombe County, North Carolina, File No. 10 SP 1331, and notice of service of process by publication began on October 14, 2010. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: possession, custody, and control of and authority to sell real property at 35 Walton Street, Asheville, North Carolina, described in a deed recorded in Book 821 at Page 417 of the Buncombe County Registry and described as PIN 9648-13-5155-00000, and 2.64 acres more or less of unimproved real property on Smith Grove Road, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Rutherford County Tax Office PIN 431028 and Rutherford County Tax Office GPIN 1640-14-32-6808.0000. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than November 23, 2010, and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This, the 14th day of October, 2010. Cathie St. John-Ritzen Petitioner P.O. Box 6337 Asheville, NC 28816

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION RUTHERFORD COUNTY 10 SP 429 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY JOHN J. HARRIS DATED MARCH 30, 2005 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 833 AT PAGE 50 IN THE RUTHERFORD COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 3:30 PM on October 20, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situate, lying and being in Sulphur Springs Township, Rutherford County, North Carolina, on the South side of State Road #1150 Southwest of U.S. Highway 221, adjoining the lands of Lois E. Wilkins and husband, Thomas Wilkins, Jr., Newton Road, and others, and being apart of that 76 1/4 acre tract of land conveyed by Maggie E. Grose [sic], and others, to Lois E. Wilkins and husband, Thomas Wilkins, Jr., by deed dated March 21, 1957, and recorded in Deed Book 237, at Page 238, Rutherford County Registry, and being described by metes and bounds from an actual survey made by W.O. Justice, Surveyor, December 4, 1962, as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the center of State Road #1150, said point being located 926 feet in a northwesterly direction from where the center of State Road #1150 intersects with the Southern edge of U.S. Highway #221, said point being evidenced by an iron pin offset in the Southern edge of State Road #1150, and running thence with the center of State Road #1150, North 60 West 27 1/5 poles to a point in the center of said road in the old line of the 76 1/4 acre tract of and, said point being located over a water culvert under said road, and said point being evidenced by an iron pin offset in the Southern edge of said road; thence with the old line of the 76 1/4 acre tract of land, South 4 West 36 1/5 poles to an iron pin, an old corner South of a branch; thence with another old line South 16 West 3 3/4 poles to an iron pin and pointers, an old corner; thence with another old line South 71 East 17 1/2 poles to an iron pin, a new corner in the old line; thence a new line North 22 East 32 poles to the place of BEGINNING, containing 5 acres, more or less. And Being more commonly known as: 205 Long Branch Rd, Forest City, NC 28043 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are John J. Harris. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

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The Lake Lure Lake Structure Appeals Board will hold its monthly meeting at the Town of Lake Lure Municipal Center, 2948 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, North Carolina on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 1:30 p.m., or shortly thereafter, to consider the following:

1. Spouse of Magaline Proctor, if any; and

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Administrator of the estate of MILDRED LEGGETT HILL ALLEN of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said MILDRED LEGGETT HILL ALLEN to present them to the undersigned on or before the 7th day of January, 2011 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 7th day of October, 2010.




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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of ELSIE CLEO HILL TEAGUE of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said ELSIE CLEO HILL TEAGUE to present them to the undersigned on or before the 7th day of January, 2011 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 7th day of October, 2010. Wendell Ray Teague, Administrator 146 Grover Wilson Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139


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The Lake Lure Board of Adjustment will hold its monthly meeting at the Town of Lake Lure Municipal Center, 2948 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, North Carolina on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., or shortly thereafter, to consider the following: (1) ZV-2010004, a request by Jerry McCall for a variance from the minimum lake front yard setback and the minimum street front yard setback as required by Section 92.040 of the Lake Lure Zoning Regulations. The property (Tax PIN 229281) is located at 117 Tryon Bay Circle, Lake Lure, NC 28746.

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Having qualified as Co-Executor of the estate of ANNIE W. GOWAN of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said ANNIE W. GOWAN to present them to the undersigned on or before the 30th day of December, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 30th day of September, 2010.


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2BR $65/$75 week. Furnished. Call 245-6136

2BR/1BA Dobbinsville area. No pets. $100 dep. $80/wk Call 429-6691 2BR/2BA 14x70, $375/mo. $275 dep. ref. required. No pets. Call 453-8483 2BR/2BA Cent. h/a, stove, refrig. No pets. $425 + $300 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665 3 Bedroom/2 Bath in quiet park. $375/month Call 287-8558




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Business Places/ Offices

Used Car Lot For Rent. 178 S. Broadway. Nice office, 2 clean up stalls. Rent reasonable. Call 429-7141 cell phone


Homes for Rent

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RESOLUTION WHEREAS, an agreement between Rutherford County and PANGAEA was approved at a regular meeting on February 1, 2010 regarding requests by PANGAEA for IRUS for the business use of PANGAEA; and WHEREAS, PANGAEA does request that one IRU of 6.15 miles for the Town of Lake Lure Fire Department be assigned to PANGAEA which would mean an annual maintenance savings for Rutherford County of $165.99; and WHEREAS, PANGAEA also requests that one IRU of 6.15 miles for the Lake Lure Dam and House be assigned to PANGAEA which would mean an annual maintenance savings for Rutherford County of $165.99; and WHEREAS, PANGAEA also requests that two IRUS of 0 miles for the Town of Rutherfordton Police Department/Town Hall be assigned to PANGAEA which would mean an annual maintenance savings for Rutherford County of $0; and WHEREAS, PANGAEA also requests that one IRU of .5 miles for the Town of Rutherfordton Fire Department be assigned to PANGAEA which would mean an annual maintenance savings for Rutherford County of $20.94; and WHEREAS, PANGAEA also requests that one IRU of 9.85 miles for Rumbling Bald be assigned to PANGAEA which would mean an annual maintenance savings for Rutherford County of $294.08 and annual revenue of $150; and WHEREAS, PANGAEA also requests that one IRU of 9.85 miles for Sotheby¹s 2nd Location be assigned to PANGAEA which would mean an annual maintenance savings for Rutherford County of $294.08 and annual revenue of $150; and WHEREAS, PANGAEA also requests that one IRU of 9.85 miles for Hermann International be assigned to PANGAEA which means an annual maintenance savings for Rutherford County of $294.08 and annual revenue of $150; and WHEREAS, PANGAEA also request that one IRU of 13.88 miles for Sunray be assigned to PANGAEA which means an annual maintenance savings for Rutherford County of $314.64 and annual revenue of $150; and WHEREAS, Rutherford County IT Department will have final approval of all splice plans before fiber installation to PANGAEA customers; and WHEREAS, fibers assigned to PANGAEA will remain intact between transfer of ownership requests between PANGAEA and Rutherford County. The County has right to request transfer of ownership with 12 month notice to PANGAEA in accordance with the current contract between PANGAEA and Rutherford County. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners does approve these requests. BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that a notice summarizing the contents of this resolution shall be published in accordance with law. No transfer of assets as contemplated herein shall occur prior to 10 days after notice by publication. The transfer will be effective 10 days after publication. Adopted this the 4rd day of October, 2010.

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trauma she experienced at a young age and help her let go of it. But it is In Julie’s case – a a disorder Julie will not child who spent sevoutgrow, Boyles said. eral years in foster care “Children have to before being placed learn to accept or trust with the Does and and receive appropriate eventually adopted by parenting, which often them – neglect was one means parents must of the causes of the dis- be aware of their own order. attachment history and “Although she is learn- learn to parent these ing to love and be loved, kids differently than she still does not trust how they were raised,” because of her past,” she said. Jane said. Boyles will conduct a Traditional parenting course on the topic on techniques, John said, Oct. 25 at Isothermal do not work with Julie Community College. because placing her ((More info on the in time out or taking course)) away a toy or reward “We will look at the are counterintuitive. attachment types, the Instead, the couple has impact of trauma, to work on Julie’s posineglect and/or abuse tives and minimize the on the brain, discipline negatives. strategies, PLACE “You are making a (playfulness, love, situation make sense acceptance, curiousity for a child,” Boyles said. and empathy), healthy “For a child who does and unhealthy interacnot have anyone who tions and roleplays,” makes sense of a situaBoyles said. tion for them they begin The Does recommend to make their own reathe course to others son – which often is who may be facing sim‘You must hate me’ or ilar situations. ‘I’m bad.’” “We need more people The family has been in to learn about this distherapy with Boyles for order so it can be idena year, and in that time tified, and we can help have seen improveby guiding them to the ments. right people for help,” “She knows her room Jane said. “If we had is now her safe place,” known what was wrong John said. “When she we could have helped gets upset, she can go our daughter sooner.” there until she calms down.” Contact Flynn via e-mail at Boyles works with aflynn@thedigitalcourier. Julie by helping her to com. remember the abuse or

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Federal regulators leaned on McDonald’s to quickly recall 12 million “Shrek”-themed drinking glasses in Spring 2010 because they concluded a typical 6-year-old could be exposed to hazardous cadmium levels just by touching one of the glasses eight times in a day, according to documents obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act. Of the four collectible glasses, levels of the toxic metal were highest in the ones depicting the orange cat Puss in Boots.

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‘Shrek’ glass could pose risks to kids LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators leaned on McDonald’s to quickly recall 12 million “Shrek”-themed drinking glasses this spring because they concluded that a typical 6-yearold could be exposed to hazardous levels of the metal cadmium by touching one of the glasses just eight times in a day, according to documents obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act. Of the four collectibles in the series tied to the hit movie “Shrek Forever After,” the glass depicting the character Puss in Boots, with a predominantly orange design, prompted the recall push. The investigatory file shows how the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission aggressively turned a tip that the glasses contained cadmium in their colored exterior designs into an assessment that the Puss in Boots glasses posed an unacceptable risk to younger kids. It was a first-of-its-kind recall

for the agency, which wasn’t accustomed to testing for cadmium in glassware and had no official level at which results would represent a health hazard. Yet within a week, McDonald’s had agreed to urge its customers to return all the glasses, even though the fast food giant didn’t think they posed a serious health danger — and the agency thought only one from the set did. “Staff took an approach at the time that was highly protective of children, and McDonald’s took a proactive approach in conducting the recall,” safety commission spokesman Scott Wolfson said in response to questions about the 124 pages from the file, many of them completely whited out, that the agency provided to The Associated Press. There have been no reports of illness from the glasses, and no one has suggested that a child could be stricken just by handling one. The concern has been

long-term, low-level exposure to a metal that when ingested accumulates in the body for decades and at high enough levels can punch holes in kidneys, soften bones and, according to some new research, hinder the development of young brains. It is also a carcinogen. Cadmium is used in a range of consumer products — in glassware, it is a pigment. Manufacturers say there’s no viable alternative if they want bold “fire engine” red for their designs, and that oranges and yellows are difficult to produce without it. Cadmium pigments are ingredients in enamels that are baked into a glass’s exterior. The agency’s testing showed that children could rub off some cadmium when they touched the glasses. When young consumers put their contaminated hands to their mouths, whether because they’re eating or just being a kid, they’d be ingesting a poison.

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BOILING SPRINGS – The Gardner-Webb University School of Nursing announced they will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate and Baccalaureate nursing degree programs by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC). The public is invited to meet the visit team and to share comments about

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Donnie H. Henson

Clerk of Court “Dedicated with a Trustworthy Heart of Service” Education: 1990 Graduate of Chase High School 1990-1991 Isothermal Community College 1994 Graduate of N. C. State University

Work: 1994-95 Union County School Agriculture Teacher 1994-2001 Robbins Brick & Block-Manager 2001-Present Fairway Oil Co. d.b.a Quadcore WholesaleSales/Manager

Family: Married Kim Allen of Rutherfordton Children: Hunter age 12, Will age 8 Parents: Donald & Kathleen Henson of Harris Faith: Baptist, Attends Holly Springs Baptist Church Paid for by the Committee to Elect Donnie H. Henson

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New class line up on website.

Apparel, quilting, kitchen accessories, etc.... On the web site, New fabrics have arrived, kids classes (come by for appointments)

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Daily Courier October 14, 2010  

Daily Courier October 14, 2010