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Man dies after stepping in path of car Eric Jerome Chandler of Forest City dies in Spartanburg hospital By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — A pedestrian struck by a vehicle Friday night at Oak Street and Hardin Road died of his injuries early Saturday morning. Eric Jerome Chandler, 35, a resident

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of Southern Manor on Hardin Road and formerly of Mt. Airy, was walking from the Drop-In store at 10:08 p.m., when he stepped into the path of a 1993 Honda driven by Joshua Ray Bryant, 23, of Forest City, according to Forest City police. Chandler had multiple trauma and was airlifted by Regional One to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, where he died about 2 a.m.

Bryant was taken to Rutherford Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. Patrol officer C.J. Byers said Bryant was traveling west toward Wal-Mart and was in the intersection when Chandler walked into the car. Bryant was not charged.

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Marine killed in Korea is honored Sgt. Frank Barrett gets place on wall By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

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Jordan Beaver, 12, is heading off to Carnegie Hall Oct. 23 to sing. The Crest Middle schooler has dozens of relatives in Rutherford County and is sometimes heard at McNair Stadium singing The National Anthem. Below are lyrics to the song, ‘Oh My Dear Papa,” in Italian and English. She will sing the song in New York City.

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FOREST CITY — Jordan Beaver has an amazing voice, and she’s taking it to Carnegie Hall on Oct. 23. The petite, brown-haired 12-yearold sings, “O mio babbino caro,” the Italian aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi, as though she’s an adult soprano with an stunning vibratto. She’ll sing the Italian aria in front of her parents, Barry and Sherry Beaver, and little brother, Josh, as they join others in New York in two weeks. The family lives in Cleveland County, and Jordan’s great-grandmother is Ruby Bright of Forest City. Jordan’s grandmother is the late Kaye Bright Champion, a Rutherford County native. Many of Jordan’s extended family in Rutherford County have heard her sing “The National Anthem” on several occasions at the Forest City Owls games at McNair Stadium. “I like to sing because it’s what I do best, and I love it,” the Crest Middle School student said. Jordan can’t remember a time she wasn’t singing. She made her public singing debut at age 3, performing in Please see Jordan, Page 6A

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SPINDALE — Marine Sgt. Frank Barrett was killed in Korea in 1952. Saturday, he was finally honored with a spot on the Rutherford County Wall of Honor. During a special ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5204, classmates, friends and family members came to pay their respects and honor Barrett Barrett’s service to his country. Although Barrett was declared Missing in Action on Dec. 27, 1952, Barrett and his patrol weren’t declared dead until Dec. 28, 1953. Word of the death didn’t reach Rutherford County for unknown reasons, until Barrett’s classmate, Keith Price, began investigating last year. After some prodding from Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-10th), the Department of the Navy sent the VFW a letter in August officially declaring Barrett Killed in Action. “I was surprised when I heard they were going to have this ceremony,” said Carole Jones, Barrett’s niece. “I remember I attended his high school graduation at Cool Springs when I was about 5 years old. My grandmother, Lillie Roberson and I went and we had to walk up there. We didn’t have transportation back in those days. I’m proud of him and his service.” Price spoke at the ceremony and recalled a friend and classmate, but said that Barrett was always aiming higher even as a teenager. “He was always a hero to us,” Price said. “He had to be the man of his house, and so while we were off doing other things he was a popcorn popper and ticket taker at the movie theater, a carhop at a drive-in and did other jobs. And he was known to stop by the pool hall on the way home and apply his skills to bring some winnings home, too.” According to Price, Barrett joined the Marine Corps as soon as he could after graduating high school. His first assignment for the Marine Corps was to help train men at Parris Island, S.C.

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Spindale commissioners to review land use plan By SCOTT BAUGHMAN Daily Courier Staff Writer

SPINDALE — Commissioners will review the 2010 Land Use Study and discuss an ethics policy as part of their October meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Spindale House. The 2010 Land Use Study was presented to commissioners at their September meeting by Chuck Nance from Isothermal Planning and Development Commission. Set up some 30 years ago,

Spindale’s current land-use plan was deemed too far out of date for us in applications for grants and other projects. At the September meeting, Nance and Town Manager Cameron McHargue explained to commissioners that many grant processes ask for a statement explaining how the potential project fits into the town’s plan. Without a current plan on file, Nance added, Spindale’s projects were at a disadvantage when requesting grant money.

Also on the agenda, board members will review a request from Ultimate Textile, Inc. for a change to the sewer consumption billing policy. Currently, customers are billed based on how much water they take into their facility. Representatives from Ultimate Textile came before the board in September to ask for a change to be billed only on how much water they drain into the town’s sewer system. Last month, the board tabled the idea to give staff time to investigate

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on the Forest City ABC Board. n Board member Dee Dee Bright will offer a Beautification Committee report. n The board will consider adopting NC Step Grant budget amendments offered by Finance Director Scott Webber. n Webber will distribute the first-quarter financial statement. The Board of Commissioners meets at 6 p.m. in the council chambers upstairs at Town Hall.

Board members also will deal with a long-running discussion over drainage problems on Greenwood Street. And Buddy Bennett will ask that the board donate an outdated fire truck to the Bennett Classics-Antique Auto Museum. In other matters: n Haley Holland will make a request to proclaim Nov. 6 Animal Adoption & Awareness Day in the town. n The board will consider an appointment to fill a vacancy

FOREST CITY — The commissioners will consider adoption of a revised utilities policy at their regular meeting Monday. Among the changes proposed would be that the current late fee of $4 would be replaced by a $6 fee or 1.5 percent of the past due amount, whichever is greater. The board also will hold a public hearing to get input regarding amendments to the Forest City sign ordinance.

what effect the change would have on the Enterprise Fund Revenue — collected from sewer billings. Finally, state law requires all governing boards to have adopted a Code of Ethics by January, 2011. The board will read over recommended language from the UNC School of Government for their proposed code. Other items may be added to the agenda.

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The Rutherford County Honor Guard paid tribute to Marine Sgt. Frank Barrett — killed in Korea in 1952 — during a special memorial service at the VFW in Spindale, Saturday. Scott Baughman/Daily Courier

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“Korea was boiling over at that time in our lives, and we knew it wouldn’t be long until they started sending us there,” Price recalled. “But Frank had some concern about training men for combat there instead of going to fight himself. So he took the first chance to get deployed to Korea. His mother got word he was missing and she prayed

for him, I think, every day until she passed away. I just wish she could have lived to see this day and finally know he was honored as a hero.” Barrett’s nephew, Frank Grant, was also at the ceremony. “I’m named after my uncle, though I never met him,” Grant said. “But I have seen his picture in his Marine uniform in our home and I am proud to be related to him. I want to thank the VFW and the Marine Corps for everything they’ve done to honor my uncle. We can all take pride in the fact that he loved his family, loved his country

and we’re all so proud of him.” Barrett’s name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. Barrett was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Contact Baughman via e-mail at

Nuclear waste shipment could be headed to Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A shipment of 9,400 drums of depleted uranium oxide could be headed to Nevada. The U.S. Department of Energy is considering a plan to send the radioactive waste from the Savannah River cleanup site in South Carolina to the Nevada National Security Site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site, state

officials said. “We didn’t request for the waste to come here. That’s DOE’s decision about where to send it,” said Vinson Guthreau, spokesman for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. DOE spokeswoman Jen Stutsman said her agency is considering its options for disposal of the waste but hasn’t

reached a decision. She declined to identify specific sites under consideration. Stutsman also declined to comment on an Oct. 11 report by Radwaste Monitor, a nuclear industry trade publication, that DOE wants to permanently dispose of the material at the Nevada site about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

“We hope to reach a decision soon. The most important factor in our decision is how do we deliver the best value to taxpayers while ensuring public safety,” she told The Associated Press.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the first of three planned shipments of depleted uranium from South Carolina was sent to EnergySolutions landfill in Clive, Utah, in December. That ship-

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utherford County faces many challenges as it tries to put itself in a position to rebuild its struggling economy. In a couple of weeks, voters will go to the polls to elect three new county commissioners. The men and women who sit on the Commission will play a key role in what happens in the coming years. The people of this county, including those serving on the commission, have to decide whether they want to move forward or standstill. We have heard a lot of discussion around the county over the past couple of years. The lively debate has been good in many ways, but there is a tenor that has emerged that should concern people who hope to see the county’s rebuilding efforts succeed. That tenor is seen clearly when we hear people say “we can’t” or ‘not now.” If we are willing to give in to either of those thoughts, we have already lost the battle. The fact is people somewhere are saying “we can” and “why not now.” Those are the people who are leading the race to the future and the people who have the better chance of winning. We may not be able to do all that we would like. We may have to make difficult choices. But the fact is that we have to be proactive. We have to approach the whole process with the idea that we can and that we are willing to do what it takes to succeed. We encourage voters to ask those seeking to serve if they are ready, despite the obstacles, to more forward.

Senate race not helping GOP RALEIGH – In the days running up to the election, Republicans may need to be on guard for a twist of fate. By most accounts, the GOP is set for a successful Election Night. Polls put Republicans ahead in races up and down the ballot. In the state Senate, GOP leaders are already figuring out who is going to be in charge of what. In the state House, Democrats are coming to terms with the fact that they could lose their majority, something few believed possible earlier in the year. But as strange as it may seem, the GOP could actually be too well-positioned in the run-up to the election. So far, their top-of-the-ticket candidate, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, has been able to run away and hide from Democratic challenger Elaine Marshall. A running average of poll results on puts Burr 15 percentage points ahead. The race has generated all the excitement of a lecture on the anatomy of an amoeba. Without any excitement at the top of the ticket, will all those angry, invigorated Republicans materialize on Election Day? What about independents, who

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are said to be breaking two-toone in favor of Republican candidates this time around? Marshall simply hasn’t had the campaign cash needed to mount an effective campaign against an incumbent like Burr. The first debate between the two could have made a fussy newborn sleep for three days straight. The second, with Libertarian Mike Beitler along to spice up the affair, was a bit more interesting. Marshall and Beitler tagteamed Burr, beating up on the incumbent over his support of the financial industry bailout legislation and painting him as a Washington insider. Being the old salesman that he is, Burr deftly deflected the verbal jabs. He said the initial bailout “saved the economy” and that he voted against release of the second half of the $700 billion. He explained his second vote by saying that he didn’t

want the government to take ownership stakes in banks. But even if this televised debate was lively, it was probably only seen by a fraction of voters in the state. Burr and Marshall – without Beitler – will go at each other one more time before the election. The rest will be stump speeches and TV ads. It’s possible this latest debate could mark a turning point in which the race heats up. Maybe what dollars Marshall has been able to hoard final make their way to the airwaves. Burr would probably prefer that didn’t happen, that he coast to victory without much fuss. In this odd election season, that result may not be in the best interest of his Republican friends down the ballot. A dull race at the top of the ticket isn’t the formula for success as you move lower. For the GOP to maximize its opportunities to take seats in the state legislature, it needs voter interest and energy. So far, this U.S. Senate race isn’t doing too well on that front. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.

Facing our sin is a step towards spiritual healing A word that is often avoided by many these days is sin. Most of us may prefer mistake or fault. Sin seems a harsh and judgmental word that brings condemnation. This generation seems to want to offend no one and make no moral judgments. But sin has already been judged on the cross and all of humanity has been found guilty. We would rather think about God’s love and forgiveness and who wouldn’t? Matthew 9 records words from Christ that can be great consolation to the sinner and the saint. In response to the question to Jesus, “why do you eat with sinners” he replies that the “whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.” He further states, “Go and learn what that means; I will have mercy and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance.” In many years of pastoral ministry, I have heard various reasons why people are reluctant reticent to come to God to find forgiveness and be a part of the family of Christ. One of the criticisms against the Lord was His willingness to not only be around sinners but actually share a meal with them. How could a righteous God

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“dirty” His holy hands with sinners? There is something to be said about a sanctified life and many Scriptures tell us to maintain a certain separation with the world. We are not to be influenced by the world but the church is to influence the world. In other words, we are to be salt and light: that which shows the way and preserves. Christ and His church are to leaven society and the world, not the reverse. Sin is likened unto sickness. Sin is sickness of the heart that manifests itself in the soul and body. Sin animates people’s lives and will ultimately reveal itself completely. You will recall that part of the curse is “you will surely die.” This phrase is, in the natural, a consequence of a fatal disease. A terminal disease will cause one to die. Sin is also an incurable disease and will cause one to experience the death of their relationship with God. Leprosy as seen on the Old

Testament is a picture or symbol of sin. There was no known cure at that time and it caused one to be separated from the rest of the people. Leper colonies isolated stricken ones from the rest of the covenant community and made one afflicted with this disease unable to come to the tabernacle to worship. They were outcasts and defiled. Many will resist coming to God and to fellowship with His people because they feel unworthy. This is what I want to primarily address here. Returning to our initial thought, Christ tells us that the spiritually well are not sick with sin. The Pharisees stood in judgment of Christ and those who he sought to save. They judged Christ as defiled simply because he came to the defiled. Too many believe that they have to ‘get it right” with God before they come to God. Some will; say they are too sinful, they don’t live right or they are not really fit to go to church. Actually, the truth is, a rank and awful sinner is the prime target of God’s love. The Word says that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” How comforting that should be to us. Works cannot save us of course, but when one’s spirit

has been born again by incorruptible seed, a new nature is given. Born again means new fruit will be brought forth. When God became man and walked among men, He had the harshest words the self-righteous. There were those who relished their own self-righteousness or their false concept that they could save themselves with their own deeds or works. In one instance, Jesus compared the attitudes of two men who came to the temple to pray, “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.” But is this not what many think of God, that He is too high and lofty and we too lowly to come to Him? Our good Lord will never turn us away. Are you sick

with sin and burdened down? Are you tiring and struggling under the heavy, harsh and cruel yoke of sin? Are you sick in soul and spirit, filled with doubt, fear and hurt? Then you my friend are a perfect one for God. It is you he died for. It is your sins and failures that He came to atone for. He came to carry your burdens that weigh you down. One of our families’ favorite hymns is “Leave It There.” It says, “If you’ll trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out, take you burden to the Lord and leave it there.” That sums it up my friend. Turn to the Lord with your sinful mess. He loves you and will never turn you away. He is truly the Physician. He came to heal and to save. It is you, possibly the greatest of sinners that Jesus came to save. He will never turn you away. Jesus said, “Come unto me all you that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” The offer to wholeness still stands. The first step is for one to know that they need to be healed and made whole. We must humbly go to the Father and say to Him, “I am sick with sin and need to be healed.” Remember James 4, “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

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Sheriff’s Reports

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n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 41 E-911 calls Friday.


n The Spindale Police Department responded to 25 E-911 calls Friday.

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

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 59 E-911 calls Friday.


n Timothy Joseph Toney, 21, of the 100 block of Ellen Lane; charged with misdemeanor probation violation; released on a $5,000 bond. (RCSD)

n Joshua Tyler Burgess, 21, of the 100 block of Ashley Road; charged with resisting a public officer; released on a $1,500 bond. (RPD) n Maxine Louise Blanton, 56, of the 300 block of Goode Road; charged with selling or delivering a schedule II controlled substance; released on a $15,000 bond. (FCPD) n Michael Brandon Martin, 31, of the 100 block of Ham Creek Road; charged with misuse of the 911 system; released on a $1,000 bond. (RCSD) n Daniel Edgar Ford, 60, of the 100 block of Florida Ave.; charged with four counts of writing a simple worthless check; released on a $1,300 bond. (SPD) n Gregory Stephen Garner, 20, of the 100 block of Hamilton Road; charged

with felony hit an run with an injury, driving while license revoked, aggressive driving, driving after consuming alcohol at less than 21, and consuming alcohol by a 19- or 20-year-old; released on a $35,000 bond. (NCHP) n Randi Michelle Baker, 28, of the 600 block of Providence Road; charged with driving while impaired and having an unsealed wine or liquor container in the passenger area; released on a $2,000 bond. (RPD) n Lisa Michelle Singleton, 36, of the 6,000 block of Hudlow Road; charged with driving while impaired and reckless driving to endanger; released on a $1,000 bond. (NCHP) n Shadrick Deon Hines, 30, of the 100 block of Sledgefield Drive; charged with injury to real property and misdemeanor larceny; released on a $3,000 bond. (FCPD)

EMS n Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services responded to 35 E-911 calls Friday. n The Volunteer Life Saving and Rescue, Hickory Nut Gorge EMS and Rutherford County Rescue responded to 14 E-911 calls Friday.

Fire Calls n Cliffside firefighters responded to two vehicle accidents. n Forest City firefighters responded to a vehicle accident. n Green Hill firefighters responded to a vehicle accident. n Rutherfordton firefighters responded to a vehicle accident. n SDO firefighters responded to an industrial fire alarm. n Sandy Mush firefighters responded to an unknown fire.

William Robert “Bill” Griggs, 78, of Rutherfordton, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at Charles George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. A native of Anson County, he was the son of the late William Claude and Lilian Morris Griggs. A Vietnam Veteran, he served as a helicopter crew chief for three tours of duty during the war. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Griggs, and was a member of Word of Faith Fellowship. He is survived by two sons, Billy Roper of Columbia, S.C., and Steve Roper of Rutherfordton; one sister, Shirley Franks of South Carolina; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Word of Faith Christian School, 207 Old Flynn Road, Spindale, N.C. 28160. Online condolences may be sent at

Darmie Langley Darmie Langley, 29, of Bostic, died, Friday, Oct. 15,

2010 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was born Jan. 29, 1981 in Rutherford County to Dewayne Alan Langley and Theresa Diane Barnette. He worked in construction most of his life and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved rock climbing, hiking and camping. He is survived by his wife, Danielle Siegfried Langley; two sons, Drake Langley and Kale Langley; one sister, Leslie Lee of Green Creek; his step mother, Debra Langley of Golden Valley; one step sister, Leslie Flack of Union Mills; one step brother, David Langley of Rutherford County; grandparents, Perry and Ruth Hutchins of Ellenboro, and Elaine Padgett of Henrietta. Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lanny J. Funchess officiating.

American held in Iran is released

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran on Saturday set free an American businessman jailed in Tehran for more than two years on suspicion on ties to an allegedly violent opposition group. Reza Taghavi, 71, hadn’t been charged with a crime and denied knowingly supporting the organization, known as Tondar. “He admitted to nothing and he continues to maintain his innocence,” his lawyer, Pierre Prosper, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Tehran after his client’s release from Tehran’s Evin prison. He’s not expected to return to Southern California before the middle of next week. Iranian officials are “comfortable that he was in fact used by this organization, and comfortable that he does not pose a threat to them and that he can leave and go back to The family will receive the United States,” Prosper friends from 6 p.m. until said. service time at Harrelson Iran had accused Taghavi Funeral Home. of passing $200 in cash to an Harrelson Funeral Home Iranian man tied to Tondar. is serving the Langley famTaghavi, who regularly visily. its Iran to conduct business and see family, had received An online guest registry is the money from a friend in available at www.harrelsonfuCalifornia with instructions to pass the cash to an Iranian, according to Prosper. “I didn’t do anything wrong. Someone just asked me take this money to help someone,” Taghavi told ABC News. whose family reported her “Sometimes I feel relief, missing Oct. 9. The little girl sometimes, I feel angry. What uses hearing aids and a proshappened? Two-and-a-half thetic leg because of bone years for what?” he said. cancer. Hickory police would His family had said he has not comment further on the diabetes and was in poor timeline or the case Saturday, health, and his lawyer has but WCNC-TV in Charlotte asked Iran to free him on reported that Zahra had humanitarian grounds. been seen by employees at a Prosper said Taghavi won’t Hickory furniture store. able to leave until this comIn Your Home Furnishings ing week because of condifloor manager Pat Adams told the television station that tions attached to his release. While Taghavi never was employees noted the little charged formally or presented girl’s prosthetic leg when she was in the store with her step- with paperwork indicating a charge, Prosper said there is mother. a case within the Iranian justice system. He plans to meet Duke’s medical with a judge in the next week school expands in hopes of getting that case dismissed. The best way to DURHAM (AP) — The describe the situation, he said, Duke University School of is that the case is suspended Medicine is expanding. The Herald-Sun of Durham and Taghavi is free to leave. “We welcome the release of reported Saturday that the Reza Taghavi from detention university plans to add an in Evin Prison in Iran, and 84,000-square-foot Learning are pleased that he will soon Center as part of an $800 be reunited with his family. million expansion. We urge Iranian authorities The expansion will to extend the same considerincrease space for hospital ation to Josh Fattal and Shane beds, research and teachBauer, and other detained ing by about 20 percent. Americans by resolving their Construction on the Learning cases without delay,” said State Center will begin after the Department spokesman Noel first of the year and be comClay. Fattal and Bauer are pleted in 2013. Officials say two American hikers jailed in the new building will have Iran since they were arrested moveable walls to reflect a near the Iran-Iraq border change in training doctors in July 2009. The Iranians from having a single physician released Bauer’s fiancee, manage a person’s health care Sarah Shourd, a month ago. to a team approach. Prosper said he and Taghavi will visit the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, site of an April 2008 bombing at a mosque that killed 14 people. Iranian authorities blame the group that Taghavi is suspected of being involved with, and told Taghavi to meet with victims of the attack.

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RALEIGH (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says it’s fighting for privacy and free speech rights in a lawsuit pitting North Carolina tax collectors against ACLU lawyers will be in federal court in Seattle on Wednesday. They’re making the case that the North Carolina Revenue Department’s effort to learn what customers bought from tage variety using natural Amazon would violate their breeding methods. rights. Jean Ronnei, who oversees The hearing comes in a lawthe award winning school meal programs of the St. Paul suit filed by Amazon to stop the tax agency from collecting public schools, said the new celery could be a “perfect fit” information about buyers. The Revenue Department for her cafeterias, which run says it doesn’t want details “coolest new veggie” contests about what kind of books peoto encourage students to try ple bought, just whether the fresh produce. purchases were books, CDs or “We do eat with our eyes,” something else. Ronnei said, adding that she hoped it would be priced low Hickory police say enough for the school lunch market. missing girl seen in “If there are efforts under way to jazz up veggies, I’m all late September HICKORY (AP) — Hickory for that,” she said. police say they have found Red celery will be test someone other than a family marketed first on the west member who saw a missing coast and in the northwest and southwest, Duda said. It girl as late as Sept. 25. Investigators said in a news will carry a premium price release Saturday that they that will vary by location as have received more than 200 they gauge how much extra tips about Zahra Clare Baker shoppers are willing to pay.

Fla. company introduces red celery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Is America ready for red celery? A Florida produce company thinks so and has bet consumers will bite on the colorful crunch of its new product. Red celery will hit selected supermarkets Dec. 1 — in time to add some eye-catching color to holiday tables, said Dan Duda, president of Duda Farm Fresh Foods, which was set to unveil the new celery at a produce industry trade show in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday. “It’s bright, it’s red, it’s different, it’s unique,” said Duda, who added that it has the same flavor and crunch of regular green celery. It was nearly 20 years in the making, he said. One of the family owned company’s celery breeders, Larry Pierce, started developing it in 1991, working off a European heri-



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n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department responded to 166 E-911 calls Friday.



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This sweet cat is looking to find good home and available for adoption in the cat room at the Rutherford County Animal Shelter on Laurel Hill Drive in Rutherfordton. The shelter’s hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 287-6025. For the Community Pet Center volunteers office call 287-7738.

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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. Town of Forest City smoking lines for infiltration: Through Oct. 13; to check for damaged sewer lines, the Town of Forest City will be smoking the lines. You may see smoke in your house; it is not harmful and will not damage anything, but if you have smoke in your house let the town and fire department know by calling Forest City Public Works, 245-0149, or Forest City Fire Department, 2452111. 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.

the “Marriage of the Lamb.” She sang at a Cleveland County nursing center when she was 4, singing gospel songs for her great grandmother. Jordan said she learned gospel music from the radio stations her grandparents listened to on the way to church. “We knew she had a gift,” Barry Beaver said. One day, as she was singing around the house, Barry said he heard Jordan, 4 at the time, singing with vibrato — a natural warble vocalists produce when their singing is relaxed. He thought she was faking vibrato. She wasn’t. “And the amazing thing, she’s the only one in the family who can sing. I don’t sing, her mother doesn’t.” “Josh likes to dance,” Jordan said of her brother. Jordan, a vocal student of Crystal

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McDaniel in Shelby, won in the 11and 12-year-old division for classical singing in a Golden Voice of America 2010 competition, where she competed with students from 11 other countries. For the past two summers, Jordan has traveled to Germany, working with Neil Semer’s Vocal Institute. She was the only child to participate in the prestigious school two consecutive years. This past summer she worked with 25 adults in the institute. Semer teaches voice and gives workshops internationally in vocal technique and performance practice. His main studio is in New York, where for several summers Jordan and family lived in an apartment so she could study with him. Semer’s students sing leading roles in opera around the world and star in Broadway productions. She said would she take an opportunity to sing on Broadway, especially “Annie,” if ever asked, but she prefers opera. Jordan’s favorite vocalist is Beverly

Sills, though she admits to enjoying Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, but frowns on Britney Spears. “I’m not sure what the future holds,” Jordan said, but she has her heart set on Julliard to continue her classical music studies. “And I love New York,” she exclaimed. “I may live in the country, but I’m a city girl. I love the city and the busyness of everything.” At home, Jordan is like other 12-year -olds. She spends a lot of time with her best friend and neighbor, Abbe, a sixth-grader at Crest Middle. They enjoy biking, swimming, cooking and playing with baby dolls. Her favorite subject in middle school is social studies. Jordan and her family are in Rutherford County most weekends to visit Jordan’s “pawpaw” Max Champion, the husband of Jordan’s late grandmother, Kaye Bright Champion, a Rutherford County native.

the ‘Go’ signal,” Byers said. Officers said people must always use the crosswalk and the signals at the heavily traveled intersection. Officer T.A. Arwood was the lead investigator Friday night. Chandler’s death marks the 10th

fatality on a Rutherford County road in 2010, and he wis the second pedestrian to die on county roadways.

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Sunday, Oct. 17 Pancake breakfast: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire Departemnt; menu includes pancakes, sausage and a beverage; cost is by donation only to benefit the fire department. Southeastern Rhododendron Society meeting: 2 p.m., St. John in the Wilderness Church, Flat Rock; annual plants for members sale; for information, call Ray Head, 287-3529.

Shiloh community farmer Bobby Lynch sold the last of his fresh home grown tomatoes Friday morning to Becky Ruff and then talked to her about his apples at the Rutherford County Farmers Market Spindale. Lynch will be back next Friday and could possibly have a few more tomatoes. The rain deficit this summer hit the local farmers in the pocketbook. Profits from the Lynch farm were about half the normal.

Monday, Oct. 18 Hospice Volunteer Training: Oct. 18 through 20, Hickory Nut Gorge office in Lake Lure, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost for the class is $15 for materials, but the fee is returned if you become an active volunteer. Alanon: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Rutherfordton; for anyone who has a friend or family member suffering from alcoholism; meets on the second floor of the church.

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Tuesday, Oct. 19 Preschool story time: 10 a.m., Rutherford County Library Main Branch; for ages 2 to 5; free. Preschool story time: 10 a.m., Spindale Library; every Tuesday; for information, call 286-3879. PWA meeting: Noon, M Squared; Professional Women’s Association meets at noon the third Tuesday of each month; lunch is dutch treat; speaker this month is Rick Austin, executive director of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce; for information, call Margi Miller at 287-5928 or 301938-9966 or Nikki Carpenter, 286-7062. Rutherford County Humane Society board meeting: 6 p.m., Rutherford County Annex Building; general memberhsip meeting at 7 p.m. Social Media Marketing part one: 6 to 10 p.m., Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building room 108; to register, call 286-3636 ext. 229 or e-mail Alanon meetings: Lake Lure Alanon Family Group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at Lake Lure Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure; call 625-0456 for additional information.

Wednesday, Oct. 20 “Dine Out for Kids:” Big Dave’s Seafood 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.

Farmers feel effects of moderate drought By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

FOREST CITY — The summer was hot and dry and the lack of rain hit the farmers where it hurt the most. Profits from Bobby Lynch’s summer garden in the Shiloh community were about half what they were last year. Rupert Haynes of Shingle Hollow echoed his sentiments. The farmers were the last remaining sellers at the Rutherford County Farmers Market Friday, packing up for the weekend. They are regulars at the farmers market and like the others didn’t fare so well this summer because of the lack of rain. “It started off pretty good,” Haynes said, but there was no rain in June or July at his home, he said. Friday he was selling turnips, greens, potatoes and apples. The farmers market closes for the

Free breast exams: St. Luke’s Hospital; exams, education and when needed, a referral for a mammogram; please call828-894-2408 to schedule an appointment. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Grammar School grand opening: 11 a.m., 1110 S. Broadway St., Forest City. Hospice Remembrance Service: 6 p.m., Carolina Event and Conference Center; remembrance service for Hospice patients who have died. Social Media Marketing part two: 6 to 10 p.m., Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building room 108; to register, call 286-3636 ext. 229 or e-mail

degrees or above temperatures. “The hottest days were July 25th and July 26th when the temperature reached 101 degrees,” said Boris said. With the lack of rainfall, Rutherford County’s deficit rain situation is increasing daily. “We are about 3 inches below average rainfall for the year so far,” Boris said. Neighboring Cleveland, Burke, and Polk counties are also moderately dry. There are 28 counties abnormally dry category. While western North Carolina is suffering because of the lack of rainfall, other North Carolina counties hit hard by torrential rains and flooding have received a federal disaster declaration. Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Thursday people in Beaufort, Bertie, Craven, Hertford, Onslow and Tyrrell counties are eligible for low-interest loans or grants.

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Company offers VoIP for business

Business Notes Reynolds CEO to retire in 2011; raises dividend

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Tobacco company Reynolds American Inc.’s Chairman and CEO ,Susan Ivey, plans to retire in February 2011, the company said Friday.

The second-largest U.S. tobacco company also raised its dividend and plans a stock split. The maker of Camel and Natural American Spirit cigarettes and other brands is promoting Daniel “Daan” Delen to succeed Ivey as CEO. Delen, 44, is now chairman and CEO of subsidiary R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. He joined Reynolds in 2007 after serving as president of British American Tobacco Ltd.Japan.

By LARRY DALE Daily Courier Staff Writer

It is really causing a huge shift. You think of telecommunications as the AT&Ts. And you have more and more consumers now that are not having their land line. They are going more with Internet-based phones. — Lee Clark-Sellers

RUTHERFORDTON — A Rutherford County company is using advancing technology to offer Internet-based phone services to business customers. DigiTalk, at 169 N. Main St., Suite B, is providing business telephone service using Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP. Griffe Youngleson, chief marketing officer for DigiTalk, explained the business Monday. “In December 2009 we founded DigiTalk, a smallbusiness telephone provider with a little bit of a twist. We provide Voice over Internet Protocol telephones. You can take these phones and plug

Reynolds’ board member Thomas Wajnert, 67, will become nonexecutive chairman effective Nov. 1. He has been the board’s lead director since 2008. Wajnert is a principal with the consulting firm The Alta Group and is also chairman of insurance company FGIC. He is the retired founder, chairman and CEO of AT&T Capital Corp. Ivey, 51, has headed Reynolds since 2004. Before that, she was CEO of Brown & Williamson from 2001 until it merged with Reynolds in 2004.

RALEIGH (AP) — A green power advocacy group says North Carolina’s alternative energy companies continue growing rapidly despite the country’s economic troubles. The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association on Thursday released its latest survey of renewable energy and energy efficiency companies. The group surveys sustainable energy firms across the state to check their condition.

The group said last year that green energy companies employed about 10,000 workers and had a presence in all 100 North Carolina counties.

Furniture safety a topic at market

HIGH POINT (AP) — Industry insiders gathering in North Carolina for the world’s largest furniture trade show are hearing about how safety rules are affecting products sold in the United States.

The twice-yearly High Point Market kicks off Saturday with a Consumer Product Safety Commission member on a panel discussing rules that affect the home furnishings business. Nancy Nord has been critical of a new rule under which regulators will decide on a caseby-case basis whether a product is aimed at children and thus subject to tighter scrutiny.

The regulations on lead content and testing apply if products meet several tests, including being sized for children under 12. Almost 78,000 furniture manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers attended the last High Point Market in April.

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Creekside Crossing, Spindale, an apartment community for seniors developed by WeaverKirkland Housing, LLC; has received a Housing North Carolina Award.

Reynolds also plans to split its stock two-for-one on Nov. 15 to shareholders as of Nov. 1. It is the first stock split since the company became publicly traded in 2004. The 8.9 percent dividend increase, from 45 cents to 49 cents adjusted for the split, is payable Jan. 3, 2011, to shareholders as of Dec. 10.

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them into any Internet connection, provided it is a highspeed Internet connection, and connect to our server, and the number will go with you. “We founded it in December 2009, and we are already profitable. We serve several businesses in the area, some with many offices, and one customer with 14 offices. You can take these phones and plug them in anywhere, and your phone goes with you. You can transfer between these multiple offices.” Lee Clark-Sellers, recently named chief executive officer of the company, added, “The founding premise of the company is VoIP technolo-

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Housing project wins state award From staff reports

SPINDALE — Three affordable housing developments, including Spindale’s Creekside Crossing, and two nonprofit home ownership organizations received Housing North Carolina Awards during the N.C. Affordable Housing Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. Sponsored by the N.C. Housing Finance Agency, the awards recognize outstanding affordable housing that can serve as models for other communities. More than 800 people attended the 21st annual awards luncheon. This year’s winners range from Greenville to Spindale and include two organizations that are stabilizing neighborhoods by purchasing foreclosed properties, rehabbing them as needed, and selling them to families with low and moderate incomes. Other winners include one of the first affordable apartment communities in the state to receive Energy Star certification, one of the first rental developments placed in service in North Carolina using funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, and a home for children who are in the care of social services. Housing North Carolina Award winners are: Creekside Crossing in

Spindale, an apartment community for seniors developed by WeaverKirkland Housing, LLC; Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte; Prosperity Unlimited, Kannapolis; Nathaniel Village, Greenville, an apartment community for families initiated by the City of Greenville and developed by the Landmark Group; Eisele Home in Statesville, a group home for children who are wards of the county, developed by Children’s Homes of Iredell County, Inc. The winners were selected for affordability; design (attractiveness, energy-efficiency); contribution to the community; sustainability as affordable housing; and features such as services for residents and creative partnerships. Creekside Crossing Apartments is one of the first affordable apartment communities in the state to be Energy Star certified. This certification means that the apartments meet rigorous performance standards established by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. The developer, Weaver-Kirkland Housing of Greensboro, adopted Energy Star Standards as a way to reduce housing costs for renters with lower incomes. Thanks to the Energy Star standards and a discount from Duke Energy, residents of Creekside

Crossing enjoy monthly electric bills as low as $19. The apartments also feature Energy Star rated appliances, water-saving low-flow toilets and other high-efficiency plumbing fixtures. A stormwater erosion control system ensures that the development is as environmentally friendly on the outside as it is internally. Creekside Crossing provides 48 one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors, ranging from 697 to 905 square feet. Apartments feature covered patios and balconies, lighted ceiling fans, walk-in closets, and washer/dryer hookups. Security features include monitoring of all entrances by closed-circuit cameras. Residents can use a computer center with free internet access, a library, a sunroom, a screened-in porch and a multipurpose room with a kitchen. Outdoor gathering areas include a courtyard with a large picnic shelter, tables and grills. Rents range from $362 to $444. The development was financed with federal and state housing credits awarded by the N.C. Housing Finance Agency. The N.C. Housing Finance Agency is a self-supporting public agency. Since its creation in 1973, the agency has financed more than 196,000 affordable homes and apartments.

GWU hosting nationally noted speaker BOILING SPRINGS – The Godbold School of Business and Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Gardner-Webb University will present Dr. Chuck Wall, a sought after motivational speaker, published author and lecturer. This free event will be held Thursday, Nov. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Blanton Auditorium, located in Hamrick Hall. Wall overcame blindness to earn a

PhD from UCLA in management and educational administration. Wall has received international acclaim for his creation of the “Random Acts of Kindness” movement. He has coauthored a book on organizational renewal, and has authored “The Kindness Collection, Selling Lemonade for Free, Lessons in Kindness,” a video puppet show entitled “Kindness for Kids” and Teams: The Tenneco Way.

In 2004, Wall published his third edition of his textbook titled, “The Kindness Corner.” He also produced and directed a multi-media look into the 21st century for the president of the U.S.A., and has hosted his own television and radio shows. For more information about the Godbold School of Business and this event, contact Natetsa Lawrence at 704-406-2260 or

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gies. So it does provide people freedom from their local telephone companies. “And we’ve seen lots of other companies coming up in this area. But the way that the phone systems are structured here through the server base, through the software that’s here, it provides a very secure, scalable product that you can take into a small business. So it uses your Internet connection versus what you would think of as your standard telephone system that you would get from your Ma Bell companies or the AT&Ts, etc. “It provides an alternative. And it provides one that is a much less expensive alternative. And it gives you quite a bit more efficiency. It’s a great company. As Griffe said, it is a young company, and already starting to serve several clients, and building its client base.” She explained that VoIP is becoming telecommunications mainstream. “The technology is one that is becoming a lot more commonplace now,” Clark-Sellers said. “It is really causing a huge shift. You think of telecommunications as the AT&Ts. And you have more and more consumers now that are not having their land line. They are going more with Internet-based phones. “The rate of that change is quite substantial. The telecommunication companies are having to change business models. So we’re not talking about a niche technology; this will become commonplace. “In the next four to five years you will probably see a pretty major transition, where you have most of your home phones now using

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VoIP technology. And new home construction. A lot of people are not even bothering to put in land lines. They have their Internet connection. That is what they are going to use for their telephone. “You’re going to take what consumers get used to at home, and you’re bringing it into the office place. And the advantages to the small businesses now are such that you’ve got a much cheaper way of doing business. Telecommunication cost is actually a substantial line in a company’s PNL (profit and loss). So it is a large expense. Large businesses spend hundreds of thousands on phone systems, and what this allows is carrier-grade phones that can be used in the marketplace at a fraction of the cost. And you’ve got the reliability. You get the quality.” Youngleson said with DigiTalk phones starting at $30 per month per extension, “That is considerably cheaper than just about any other solution that’s out there, especially if you’re switching from a traditional provider, such as the Bells and AT&Ts.” In addition to cost savings, DigiTalk is relying heavily on customer satisfaction. “We don’t require a commitment,” Youngleson said. “If you like our service, you will stay with it. If you don’t, you will move. And that’s fine. We don’t lock our devices up. You take them anywhere you want. But we are certain you will enjoy our service.” Clark-Sellers added, “There’s basically no longterm contract. It really puts the emphasis back on the company to deliver that customer service.” The company only provides business phone service. “And that’s because we provide a business suite of features,” Youngleson said.

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“For instance, you can transfer calls. The ability to put people on hold. The ability to have an automated attendant. Like press one for sales, press two for support. And we can customize these solutions. Small companies, three, five, 10 extensions, to medium-sized companies, 20, 30, 50 extensions, and up. We can do 100, 200 extensions, and our system can support it.” The phone system’s flexibility is another key point, Youngleson noted. “And the great thing is,” he said, “you don’t have to be confined to one office. You can have remote workers. If you had a phone at home, and let’s say, The Daily Courier was on it, they would be able to transfer it to your extension and your phone in your home. And you could put someone on hold, and they listen to hold music. And you could transfer them back to the office, just as if you were inside the office.” He cited other advantages. “We also offer nationwide calling. So you don’t have an additional $20 or $30 a month for long distance, like you do with most companies. In addition, we offer voice mail to e-mail and fax to e-mail. “That means if you were to get a voice mail, we turn it into an e-mail and send it to you. So you don’t have to be at your phone; you just have to be at your e-mail. And you could listen to your voice mail on your cell phone. If someone sends you a fax we will convert it into a PDF file. So you don’t have to be by the fax machine anymore. “We’re merging these older analog technologies, such as upgrading analog phone lines and faxing, into the new digital age. And providing a solution that is seamless. You get the best of both worlds. You also get the fea-

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tures of a world-class, 21st century phone system.” Clark-Sellers explained how the technology has advanced over time. “It’s basically you’re using the same technology your computer does when you go and dial into Internet,” she said. “That’s what this phone system does. And it does it in such a way that you don’t have to have a special headset that you plug into your computer. You actually use the same connections that you do with your phone. “So we have IP (Internet protocol) phones now. Before, you had to use headsets and your PCs to use VoIP technology. Now you have regular phones that you’re comfortable with, and you are used to seeing. You plug them into an Internet connection. “From there it is pretty transparent to the user. You don’t know that you are using an Internet-based phone versus a standard, twisted-copper pair that you would get from your local telephone company.” Youngleson talked about the difference between DigiTalk and some other companies. “There are some providers in the area that provide VoIP phones,” he said. “Most of the providers are resellers of third-party solutions. We are based in Rutherfordton. We manage our own servers. This is our own system. We are not reselling for a third party. “Unfortunately, we have some people in the area that are not fans of VoIP technology because they have been disappointed in it. That’s because they have used competitors’ products that have not worked very well. Our product is superior. It works very, very well.” Chase Snelgrove is chief technology officer for DigiTalk. Clark-Sellers has extensive

experience in telecommunications. She is an Industrial Fellow with North Carolina State University’s Center for Innovation Management Studies (CIMS), as well as executive consultant for executive education. Prior to NCSU, she spent more than 20 years with Nortel Networks and Bell Northern Research, involved in all aspects of research and development. She holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a master of science degree in the management of technology, both from NCSU. “I have seen quite a bit of change,” Clark-Sellers said, “moving from analog-type systems into digital systems and now we are into Internet-based systems. It has been a very interesting transition as the technology has caught up. The technology has been around for a long time. It hasn’t made it into everyday use. And it’s starting to get there. “The challenges that we have had in the past with technology are now being dealt with. We are seeing some of those issues go away. I’m working with Griffe and Chase in the group here and looking to expand the business and grow the business. And I think there is a really good product here.” Youngleson noted, “We’re a local business and as we grow we are planning to employ citizens of this county. We would like to help businesses all over the county, including the surrounding counties, the surrounding states, and then eventually nationwide. We would like to help them stop the pain that they have now dealing with other telecommunications providers.” Contact Dale via e-mail at

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Susan Recht holds up a bud of marijuana she purchased at the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco on Friday. Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if voters next month make the state the first in the nation to legalize the drug.

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Adults could Theimer that his days working on the bridge is vulnerable to malfunctions, possess up to one ounce old pontoon swing bridge in Sunset which leaves island residents cut off of the drug and grow Bridge are numbered. from emergency vehicles stationed on small gardens on priWith construction nearing its end, the mainland. vate property. Local Sunset Beach is poised to open a $31 “It will make life much easier for governments would million high-rise bridge to replace the our residents,” Councilman Wilson decide whether to allow old pontoon one. It will be the town’s Sherrill said of the new bridge. “The and tax sales of the first fixed two-lane bridge in its time was right to build it.” drug. 50-year history. Originally scheduled Sunset Beach Fire Chief Chris But Holder stressed to open in late October, the date has Barbee said malfunctions on the old that the Justice been pushed back to early November. pontoon had choked off island access Department remains Unlike the old bridge — a floating when patients suffered medical emer- committed to enforccontraption of wood and steel that gencies. In at least one instance, ing the Controlled required operators like Theimer 24 emergency responders, desperate to Substances Act in all hours a day to open it for boat traffic answer the call, commandeered a pri- states. — the new one measures in at 65 feet vate boat and ferried the patient back “We will vigorously at its highest point, allowing boats to to he mainland, where an ambulance enforce the CSA against pass safely underneath, according to was waiting. those individuals and N.C. Department of Transportation Beyond the safety factor, there is organizations that posfigures. also enthusiasm about the alleviasess, manufacture or Later this year, the old bridge tion of traffic congestion. Vehicles, distribute marijuana for will be dismantled, and Theimer’s especially during the seasonal influx recreational use, even if employment there will end. of tourists, would pile up at the old such activities are per“I love this job. I wish I had started bridge. Inbound and outbound trafmitted under state law,” 30 years ago,” Theimer said, sitting fic must take turns using the bridge’s he wrote. The letter was back in his chair inside the tender single lane, and hours-long delays can dated Wednesday and house. Each time a car drove by, the occur. was obtained by The rickety old bridge would shake. “I’m “When the old bridge broke, you’d Associated Press. going to miss it,” he added, “but I wait for two, three, four hours,” said Medical marijuana understand progress.” John Olson, an annual visitor from users and experts were The new bridge’s debut marks a Cornelius. skeptical, saying there long-awaited moment for Sunset “That was three hours of fishing I was little the federal Beach. To build the new bridge, town couldn’t do.” government could do to and transportation officials fought off Despite the advantages of the slow the march to legaldecades of litigation and protest from new bridge, not everyone shares in ization. a group of residents who felt that such the enthusiasm. For nearly three “This will be the new a feat of modern engineering erected decades, the project was dogged by a industry,” said Chris in their quaint, seaside community vocal group of residents who raised Nelson, 24, who smokes would end their island’s tranquil vibe. all manner of complaints about the pot to ease recurBut with the opening approaching, impact a high-rise bridge may have ring back pain and most of that animosity has seemingly on the island, from claims it would was lined up outside a given way to enthusiasm on both ruin the traditional feel of their com- San Francisco dispensides of the Intracoastal Waterway munity to more serious allegations sary. “It’s taxable new as residents wait to see how the new that it would play havoc with the income. So many tourbridge affects their town. environment, town officials and resi- ists will flock here like Town officials have lauded the new dents said. they go to Napa. This Forest City 77/45 Charlotte 76/44

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will become the new Amsterdam.” Holder also said legalizing recreational marijuana would be a “significant impediment” to the government’s joint efforts with state and local law enforcement to target drug traffickers, who often distribute pot alongside cocaine and other drugs. The attorney general said the ballot measure’s passage would “significantly undermine” efforts to keep California cites and towns safe. Officials in Los Angeles County, where authorities have aggressively moved to tamp down on an explosion of medical marijuana dispensaries, vowed that they would still assist the federal government in drug investigations. County Sheriff Lee Baca and District Attorney Steve Cooley said at a news conference that the law would be unenforceable because it is trumped by federal laws that prohibit marijuana cultivation and possession. “We will continue as we are today regardless of whether it passes or doesn’t pass,” Baca said. His deputies don’t and won’t go after users in their homes, but public use of the drug will be targeted, he said. Both gubernatorial candidates — Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman — oppose Prop 19 and declined comment Friday. The ex-Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs sent a letter to Holder in August calling on the Obama administration to sue California if Prop 19 passes. If California prevents police from enforcing the stricter federal ban on marijuana, the Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government cannot order local law enforcement to act, he said. It “is a very toughsounding statement that the attorney general has issued, but it’s more bark than bite,” said Robert Mikos, a Vanderbilt University law professor who

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studies the conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws. “The same factors that limited the federal government’s influence over medical marijuana would probably have an even bigger influence over its impact on recreational marijuana,” Mikos said, citing not enough agents to focus on small-time violators. Federal drug agents have long concentrated on big-time drug traffickers and left streetlevel dealers and users to local and state law enforcement. As police departments began enforcing California’s medical marijuana law, the DEA only sporadically jumped in to bust medical users and sellers that local law enforcement was no longer targeting. Allen Hopper, a drug law reform expert at the American Civil Liberties Union in Northern California, predicted that federal agents would selectively crack down on marijuana growers and merchants instead of going after every Californian who uses pot. “They don’t have the resources to flood the state with DEA agents to be drug cops,” he said. Nearly all arrests for marijuana crimes are made at the state level. Of more than 847,000 marijuana-related arrests nationwide in 2008, for example, just over 6,300 suspects were booked by federal law enforcement, or fewer than 1 percent. Consequently, the fight over legalization may end up the same way medical marijuana did, experts said. When Californians approved their firstin-the-nation medical marijuana law in 1996, Clinton administration officials vowed a harsh crackdown. But nearly 15 years later, California’s billion-dollar medical marijuana industry is thriving. During the Bush administration, retail pot dispensaries across the state faced regular raids from federal antidrug agents.

It is hard to believe it’s been 5 years since you passed away. Our hearts are still heavy and we think about you every day. They say time heals all wounds but I have to disagree because we will hurt until it is our time to go. Our pain will always be. We’d love to see your smile and hear your voice again. We will soon but God only knows when, so do us a favor - Rest in Peace. Love! Mama, Rhonda, Rodney, Holly, Dana, Luke & Sara

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Sounds of bluegrass fill The Foundation “I have been fortunate scheduled to play at the to have been involved event and was fine with with the festivals that. Daily Courier Staff Writer through the years and “You know, if people SPINDALE — have met a lot of the top show up we want them Bluegrass music filled names in bluegrass,” to stay,” Dobbins joked. the auditorium at The Dobbins said. “Osborne “There are so many Foundation on Saturday Bros., Mac Wiseman, great groups that come for the Snuffy Jenkins Jim and Jesse, Raymond here.” As for the lastfestival. Fairchild, Lewis Family, ing appeal of blueMore than a dozen Bass Mountain Boys grass music as a genre, bands came for perforjust to name a few, Dobbins said he felt it mances on the main and of course the great was because the tunes stage at Isothermal Snuffy himself. We remind the audience of a Community College had so many good simpler time and place. and also on a special times through the “There are plenty of stage set up in the lobby. years thanks to Ben people who enjoy lisVendors were also on Humphries who was tening to the music of hand to sell food and kind enough to hire us the mountains of the crafts, including musical to help with the shows. Carolinas, or Mississippi instruments. Time sure has a way of or Alabama,” Dobbins “We have a shop at passing fast when you’re said. “People love what home in Gilkey where having fun.” a lot of them call ‘old we build these guitars,” Dobbins recalled mountain music,’ but we vendor David McEntire working the early days know it was bluegrass.” said. “We came last of the Snuffy Jenkins The festival and the year to sell guitars, Festival and the instrusound continue to dobros and mandolins. ment that helped make grow in popularity and We started making the man a legend. Dobbins said he thinks and selling flutes after “Ben (Humphries) he knows why. doing some for the Boy understood the impor“Growing this blueScouts.” This festival tance of the five-string grass community and marked a return for bajo and the history of the appeal of bluegrass Wayne Dobbins, longitself has happened time “Voice of the Snuffy it,” Dobbins said. “And how Snuffy used to play because all of us — all of Jenkins Festival” during a five-string. When they these guys — have kept the event’s heyday in the talked to me about com- putting it out there and late 1980s. At the turn ingDaily backCourier_Ruth for the festival putting it into the public Forest City CoIPeople_1.833inx3in of the century, Dobbins thought it was great. I’m eye. It has been a conacquired WAGY radio always excited to see my certed effort sense the with Malcolm Watson old pickin’ buddies.” Snuffy days with Ben and has been working Dobbins said he wasn’t putting it out there and there since. the radio station here at ICC (WNCW) having more shows about it. That show started out small but now it is an hour every day, 11 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and an hour of Bluegrass Gospel music on Sundays. Thanks to the Internet, we’re sending our bluegrass music all over the world.” By SCOTT BAUGHMAN

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Bluegrass band Hickory Flat entertains on the main stage at The Foundation at Isothermal Community College during the Snuffy Jenkins Festival Saturday.

On the lobby stage at The Foundation Saturday, bluegrass band Generation Gap performs as part of the Snuffy Jenkins Festival.

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Off The Wall Scott Bowers

It’s time to honor Burgess On Oct. 13, 1960, one of the greatest moments in the history of sports occurred. The Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Bill Mazeroski stepped to the plate and into the collective memories of a generation. Maz, as the diminutive second bagger was know, belted a 440-foot home run, on a 1-0 count, off of Yankees P Ralph Terry. Maz’s shot broke up a 9-all game in the bottom of the ninth inning and lifted the Pirates to an improbable World Series victory. To this day, it is the only Game 7 walk-off home run ever hit. Sitting in the Pirates’ dug out that October afternoon (gee, remember when the World Series was played during the day) was none other than Rutherford County’s own, Smoky Burgess. Burgess, born in Caroleen, is the only baseball player ever born in Rutherford County to play in a World Series. He is also the only one to have been on a World Series winning team. He hit .333 in the series. Over the summer, phone calls and notes have been dropped off asking me to, ‘write a little something,’ about Burgess. Burgess, who died in 1991, was — based on the calls and notes — highly respected by many in our county. I never had a chance to meet Burgess — but, I know someone who has. “They don’t come any better than Smoky Burgess,” said Danville Braves Head Coach Randy Ingle. “Many of us know him in the baseball family, but I think there are a lot of people in Rutherford County who just don’t understand how good he really was.” Ingle was just a kid in high school when Burgess began to take an interest in the future App State standout. Burgess worked behind-the-scenes to get Ingle scouted by the Braves. The Braves sent in Gene Hassell. “I signed that year and was assigned to Kingsport, TN., and Hassell was the manager and Smoky was the coach,” recalled Ingle. “Smoky never drank, never smoked, never dipped, never chewed and he rarely got anger with anyone.” Ingle recalled Burgess, in an out-of-character moment, getting after an umpire. “He said a little something to this home plate ump, who was maybe 19-years old,” Ingle said. “Now, the ump pulls off his mask and says a little something back. “Hassell hollers at the kid, ‘You’re gonna tell this guy about balls and strikes! He’s got over 50 years in the game.’” Burgess knew a little something about the strike zone. In his 18 years in the majors, Burgess hit .295 and set a MLB record with 145 pinch hits, which stood until 1973. Burgess played in 1,691 baseball games — including seven incredible games against the greatest baseball team in the world in 1960, the New York Yankees. “Something should be done to honor this man,” said Ingle. I couldn’t agree more. The county, or town of Forest City (or both), should work with the Forest City Owls to have a statue made and erected in Burgess’ honor at McNair Field. This county and its people should honor one of our own — it’s time to do something for Smoky.

East Carolina’s Dwayne Harris leaves North Carolina State’s Andy Lefffler in the dust during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, in Greenville. East Carolina won 33-27 in overtime. Associated Press

East Carolina edges NC State in OT GREENVILLE (AP) — Dominique Davis scored on a 1-yard keeper while Damon Magazu intercepted Russell Wilson’s final pass to help East Carolina beat North Carolina State 33-27 in overtime Saturday. Davis threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns for the Pirates (4-2), who survived a thrilling finish with their instate rival in front of a sellout and

record home crowd. East Carolina ran out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead only to see the Wolfpack rally to take the lead late in the fourth quarter on a field goal from Josh Czajkowski before staging its own comeback. Michael Barbour’s field goal with 1:04 left sent the game into overtime, where Davis put the Pirates ahead for good by bouncing off a pile of tack-

lers on a sneak and falling across the goal line. The Wolfpack (5-2) couldn’t answer, with Wilson forcing a pass over the middle to Jarvis Williams that Magazu grabbed at the goal line. Almost immediately, the East Carolina sideline spilled onto the Please see ECU, Page 3B

Va. Tech pounds Wake Forest BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Tyrod Taylor threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for a touchdown to lead Virginia Tech past Wake Forest 52-21 on Saturday. The Hokies (5-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fifth straight after opening the season with two losses, scored touchdowns on seven of their eight first-half possessions against Wake Forest (2-5, 1-3). Their 49 first-half points tied for the second most (Rutgers, 1999) scored in a first half by a Virginia Tech team under Frank Beamer. Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5).

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Harris, defense lead Miami past Duke DURHAM (AP) — Micanor Regis likes to teach Miami’s defensive backs the proper way to break in front of passes and intercept them. Just one problem: Who would ever take that type of advice from a 305-pound defensive tackle? Maybe the Hurricanes should. Regis returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown, one of the season-high seven turnovers Miami forced during its 28-13 victory over Duke on Saturday. “Big Regis, he’s a funny character,” Vaughn Telemaque said. “He’s always messing with us as defensive backs and going to catch balls and trying to teach us techniques of how to catch the ball. He came up real big, and he came up with the touchdown.” Jacory Harris threw for one touchdown and ran for another. He finished 17 of 34 for 224 yards in his first interception-free game since the opener for the Hurricanes (4-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who bounced back from last week’s lopsided loss to rival Florida State by rolling up 448 total yards and shutting down one of the league’s top passing offenses. Telemaque had two of Miami’s five interceptions, all thrown by Sean Renfree, and the Blue Devils fumbled twice. “It’s all self-inflicted wounds,” Renfree said. “It’s nothing they were doing.” But no question, it was Regis who came up with the play of the day to end Duke’s first possession of the second half. The big defensive tackle dropped into coverage, stepped in front of

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Please see Duke, Page 3B Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe yells at the officials in this file photo.

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BASEBALL DIVISION SERIES American League Texas 3, Tampa Bay 2 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 New York 3, Minnesota 0 Wednesday, Oct. 6 New York 6, Minnesota 4 Thursday, Oct. 7 New York 5, Minnesota 2 Saturday, Oct. 9 New York 6, Minnesota 1

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Rangers beat Yanks 7-2 to pull even in ALCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers relievers got quick redemption, and Texas finally has won a postseason game at home for the first time in its 50-season history. Elvis Andrus got the Rangers off to a running start, David Murphy led a parade of extra-base hits and the bullpen that faltered the night before held strong this time as Texas got even in the AL championship series with a 7-2 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 2 on Saturday. The Rangers again built an early 5-0 lead — and stayed ahead this time, unlike the series opener when the Yankees had their biggest postseason comeback in the seventh inning or later. Texas snapped a 10-game postseason losing streak against New York. The best-of-seven series now switches to Yankee Stadium for Game 3 on Monday night, when Texas will have hired ace left-hander Cliff Lee on the mound. Lee has won his last four starts in New York, including a complete game for Philadelphia in last year’s World Series. Colby Lewis limited New York to two runs over 5 2-3 innings and the bullpen rebounded the eighthinning debacle in Game 1 that allowed the defending World Series champion Yankees to escape with a 6-5 victory even though CC Sabathia lasted only four innings. New York’s postseason winning streak over the Rangers included knocking them out of the playoffs in their only three previous postseason appearances (1996, 1998 and 1999).

UNC slams Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — T.J. Yates threw for three touchdowns and North Carolina won for the first time since 1981 at Scott Stadium, beating Virginia 44-10 Saturday night. The Tar Heels (4-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had lost 14 consecutive games on the Cavaliers’ home field but dominated throughout this one. Yates hit Dwight Jones with a short slant on the first play and Jones went 81 yards for a touchdown after breaking one tackle. Jones had a huge day, catching six passes for 188 yards and two scores in the first half. He missed a third TD when he stepped out at the half-yard line on a 54-yard reception and finished with seven catches for 198 yards. He arrived with 12 for just 104 yards this year. Marc Verica struggled mightily for Virginia (2-4, 0-3), throwing three interceptions. Kevin Reddick returned the third one 22 yards for a touchdown and Verica was pulled. The Tar Heels’ victory was their fourth straight; Virginia lost its third in a row. The victory came as North Carolina continued to get players back from a roster-depleting NCAA investigation into agent-related benefits and possible academic misconduct. It had defensive end Linwan Euwell and tailback Ryan Houston available for the first time, but only Euwell played.

National League Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati 0 Wednesday, Oct. 6 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 0 Friday, Oct. 8 Philadelphia 7, Cincinnati 4 Sunday, Oct. 10 Philadelphia 2, Cincinnati 0 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 1 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 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES American League Friday, Oct. 15 New York 6, Texas 5 Saturday, Oct. 16 Texas 7, New York 2, series tied 1-1 Monday, Oct. 18 Texas (Lee 12-9) at New York (Pettitte 11-3), 8:07 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 19 Texas (Hunter 13-4) at New York (Burnett 10-15), 8:07 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 Texas at New York, 4:07 p.m. 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), late Sunday, Oct. 17 San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 13-13), 8:19 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11) at San Francisco (Cain 13-11), 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.

FOOTBALL National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Jets 4 1 0 .800 135 New England 3 1 0 .750 131 Miami 2 2 0 .500 66 Buffalo 0 5 0 .000 87 South W L T Pct PF Houston 3 2 0 .600 118 Jacksonville 3 2 0 .600 107 Tennessee 3 2 0 .600 132 Indianapolis 3 2 0 .600 136 North W L T Pct PF Baltimore 4 1 0 .800 92 Pittsburgh 3 1 0 .750 86 Cincinnati 2 3 0 .400 100 Cleveland 1 4 0 .200 78 West W L T Pct PF Kansas City 3 1 0 .750 77 Oakland 2 3 0 .400 111 Denver 2 3 0 .400 104 San Diego 2 3 0 .400 140

PA 81 96 92 161 PA 136 137 95 101 PA 72 50 102 97 PA 57 134 116 106

NATIONAL CONFERENCE Washington N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Dallas Atlanta Tampa Bay New Orleans Carolina Chicago Green Bay Minnesota Detroit Arizona Seattle St. Louis

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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.

2010 Postseason Baseball Glance

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Neftali Feliz, left, gets a hug from third baseman Michael Young after the Rangers beat the New York Yankees 7-2 in Game 2 of baseball’s American League Championship Series Saturday, in Arlington, Texas. The series moves to New York tied 1-1.


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sports Gardner-Webb holds off Charleston Southern

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Patrick Hall ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns and GardnerWebb held off Charleston Southern 35-25 Saturday in its Big South Conference opener. The Runnin’ Bulldogs (3-3, 1-0) scored two touchdowns in a 22-second span to lead 14-3 with 5:30 left in the first quarter. Hall scored on a 7-yard run, then after Gerald Stevenson fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Chandler Browning scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak. Stevenson, who had a school-record 389 allpurpose yards for Charleston Southern (2-4, 1-1) returned a kickoff 92 yards for a score and caught a 13-yard TD pass to make it 21-17 at halftime. Gardner-Webb led 28-17 after a 22-yard TD pass from John Rock to Juanne Blount, but Stevenson scooped up the attempted squib kick and ran 81 yards to score. The two-point conversion made it 28-25 with 7:32 left. Hall sealed the win with a 2-yard TD run with 2:00 left.

The scoreboard (above) tells the story at the end of a 65-43 win by Auburn over Arkansas in their NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., Saturday. Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton (2) dives in on for a oneyard touchdown run as Arkansas Isaac Madison (6) defends during the second half. Associated Press

Wofford 45, Western Carolina 14

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Mitch Allen scored two of Wofford’s five unanswered touchdowns as part of 36 straight points in a 45-14 win over Western Carolina on Saturday. Trailing 14-9 midway through the second quarter, Allen rushed for a 9-yard touchdown to give the Terriers (5-1, 3-0 Southern Conference) the lead for good after a missed extra point. The score capped an 80-yard, seven-play drive one possession after the Catamounts (2-5, 1-3) scored on a 51-yard fumble recovery by Randy Pressley. Allen was one of three Terriers with more than 100 yards rushing, finishing with 178 on 15 carries. Eric Breitenstein added 149 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and Donovan Johnson had 123 yards on nine carries. Wofford had 590 yards of total offense, including 501 on the ground.

Auburn rolls; Texas stuns also had two crucial interceptions late in the game.

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Texas gave Nebraska a sendoff all right — knocking the wind out of the Cornhuskers’ national championship hopes. Meanwhile, Auburn’s national championship hopes are still on the rise. In Licoln, Neb., Garrett Gilbert ran for two touchdowns and Texas’ defense shut down Delaware State 31, North Carolina A&T 26 Taylor Martinez to lead the DOVER, Del. (AP) — Olusegon Ayanbiola Longhorns to a 20-13 upset of returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown with No. 5 Nebraska. 2:13 left in the fourth quarter as Delaware State This was the most anticipated put away North Carolina A&T 31-26 in Midgame in Lincoln of the seaEastern Athletic Conference action on Saturday. son, fans and players looking The touchdown return by Ayanbiola, which to avenge last year’s loss in the put the Hornets (1-5, 1-3) ahead 31-20 with 7:24 Big 12 championship game and remaining, was too much for North Carolina A&T say goodbye to the Longhorns (0-7, 0-4) to overcome. before heading to the Big Ten Mike Mayhew rushed for a game-high 132 yards next season. and one touchdown in the loss for North Carolina Texas (4-2, 2-1 Big 12), which A&T. came in as a 9½-point underdog, surprised Nebraska (5-1, 1-1) by turning Gilbert loose in the run game for the first time this season. The quarterback ran for a 71 yards on 11 carries, Continued from Page 1B scoring from 3 yards and 1 yard, and Cody Johnson had 58 of his field to celebrate in front of the roaring home 73 yards in the second half. crowd in the newly finished end zone section of The Longhorns stymied a Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Nebraska offense that had been It was quite a finish for the Pirates consideraveraging 494 yards a game, ing the game appeared to be slipping away only holding the Huskers to just 202 moments earlier. yards. But the Huskers were East Carolina committed countless mistakes, still within a touchdown late in from 10 penalties to a pair of costly fumbles that the game thanks to Eric Hagg’s both set up a touchdown for the Wolfpack and ended another drive just as the Pirates were cross- school-record 95-yard punt return. ing the goal line. When the first BCS standings And yet, the Pirates figured out a way to come out Sunday, Nebraska will beat N.C. State, a team that had won seven of be in the back of the pack. 10 matchups with the state’s four other Bowl Subdivision opponents under coach Tom O’Brien. Unbeaten Auburn, howevThat included two meetings with the Pirates. er, should be right in the mix Lance Lewis and Justin Jones had touchdown thanks to another brilliant percatches for the Pirates, while Jon Williams had a 5-yard TD run to cap East Carolina’s first posses- formance by Cam Newton. The quarterback Cam Newton sion. The Pirates finished with 496 total yards, while their struggling defense hung in against Wilson and the Wolfpack’s strong passing game. Wilson threw for 322 yards and one touchdown to go with a rushing score, but he threw three interceptions and was charged with a fumble on a botched handoff with Mustafa Greene late in the Continued from Page 1B first half. Renfree’s pass and rumbled into the end zone to stretch Miami’s lead to 21-3. “I’ve got to score,” Regis recalled himself thinking during Continued from Page 1B his run. “It was so close that I could touch it.” Taylor hit back-up quarterback Logan Thomas Damien Berry rushed for 111 — who was split out as a receiver — for a 3-yard yards, and his 1-yard score in score on the Hokies’ opening possession. He later the third put the Hurricanes threw touchdown passes of 25 yards to Danny up 28-10. Harris threw a Coale and 11 yards to Jarrett Boykin, and he also 14-yard touchdown to Leonard scored on a 1-yard sneak. Hankerson on the first play of Darren Evans scored a career-high three touch- the second quarter, dumping the downs, all on short runs, for the Hokies. ball off in the flat that allowed



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No. 4 TCU 31, BYU 3 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes, including two barely a minute apart late in the first half, and TCU narrowly missed a third consecutive shutout.

No. 13 Michigan State 26, Illinois 6

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Nebraska Cornhusker fans look on during an NCAA college football game against Texas, in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday. Texas beat No. 5 Nebraska 20-13.

ran for 188 yards, passed for 140 and accounted for four touchdowns as No. 7 Auburn beat No. 12 Arkansas 65-43. The teams set a Southeastern Conference record for most points in a non-overtime game. Newton, leaving little doubt that he’s a serious Heisman contender, ran for three touchdowns and passed for another in a game that went back and forth until Auburn (7-0, 4-0 SEC) pulled away in the fourth quarter. Arkansas (4-2, 1-2) hung on, even after losing star quarterback Ryan Mallett to a head injury in the first half. Backup Tyler Wilson threw for 332 yards and four touchdowns, but

the 6-foot-3 wideout do the rest himself, flipping over the goal line to make it 7-3. Those two also hooked up just before halftime on a 33-yard gainer one play before Harris scrambled in untouched from 13 yards out, pushing the lead to 14-3. The Blue Devils’ defense — the worst in the ACC — kept them in the game early by stifling three fourth-down conversion attempts in the first half, including a fake punt. Then again, the Hurricanes could afford to take a few chances with the league’s best defense playing like this. A Miami D that entered

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to B.J. Cunningham in the third quarter, helping Michigan State to its best start in more than four decades.

No. 15 Iowa 38, Michigan 28 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ricky Stanzi threw his third touchdown pass to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos early in the fourth quarter and Michael Meyer kicked a 30-yard field goal with 2:53 left, helping Iowa hold off Michigan.

No. 16 Florida State 24, Boston College 19 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Bert Reed’s 42-yard touchdown run on a reverse lifted Florida State to its fifth straight victory.

No. 20 Oklahoma State 34, Texas Tech 17 LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Justin Blackmon had a careerhigh 207 yards receiving with a touchdown to lead Oklahoma State to its first win in Lubbock since 1944.

ranked No. 4 nationally against the pass harassed Renfree and locked down on the ACC’s top two receivers: Duke’s Conner Vernon and Donovan Varner, who entered averaging 6.8 and 6.2 catches, respectively. Varner’s first catch didn’t come until there were 3 1/2 minutes left in the half and Duke was down by double figures, and he finished with four catches for 50 yards. Vernon didn’t catch a ball until the fourth quarter. Renfree threw three interceptions in the first half, was sacked twice and his fumbled snap in the pistol formation led to Miami’s second touchdown.

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East Rutherford Athletic Director Bobby Reynolds (above, left) and R-S Central’s Eli Russo (left) each landed a football into the Honda Element during recent Pass For Cash events at local high schools. The Pass For Cash is sponsered by Forest City Honda. Forest City Honda’s Victor Smith presented Reynolds and Russo with a check for $500 and the proceeds raised go the athletic departments of the local high school. Contributed Photo

C.J. Spiller’s No. 28 retired at Clemson CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie C.J. Spiller got one more ovation at Death Valley when Clemson retired his No. 28 jersey on Saturday. Spiller was last year’s ACC player of the year while setting 32 school records, and Tigers coach Dabo Swinney made sure it didn’t take long to permanently honor those achievements. “It’s a great honor. It’s a humbling experience,� said Spiller, who joins Banks McFadden (No. 66) from the late 1930s and quarterback Steve Fuller (No. 4) from the late 1970s as the only football players with their numbers retired. “It feels good. I feel like I’ve been away from home for a long time,� Spiller said. “It makes me feel good to see all the support and love I have here.� The cheers and chants never stopped each time “Lightning� showed himself to Clemson fans. Spiller, carrying 4-year-old daughter Shania in his arms and grinning broadly, led the team on its “Tiger Walk� through the parking lot to Memorial Stadium. Two hours later, Spiller joined the team for its traditional run past Howard’s Rock and down the hill to start the game. Spiller leaned down to put both hands on the rock, then hugged Swinney before jogging onto the field. The highlight came at halftime when Spiller was honored with his framed No. 28 jersey as the fans stood, cheered and screamed “C-J!� Spiller waved his hands in thanks, then donated $100,000 to his former school — he signed a five-year contract with Buffalo worth up to $37 million. Spiller got something to cheer about, too, in Clemson’s 31-7 victory over the Terps. Spiller had the chance to turn pro after his junior season, but chose to come back for one more year with the Tigers. He gained 1,212

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yards with 12 TDs rushing, and also caught 36 passes for 503 yards and four touchdowns. Spiller finished sixth in Heisman Trophy voting and was the only player in the country last season with a touchdown in every game he played. “I wish I could slip him in a uniform,� Swinney said this week. Spiller did his part to urge on the Tigers. He talked to the players Friday night and emphasized to tailbacks Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper they have to keep working hard to get the Tigers moving again. Spiller’s words seemed to have an impact, too. Ellington had an 87-yard kickoff return touchdown against Maryland, the Tigers’ first since Spiller’s college career ended last year.

Favre, league official to meet next week

JV Squad Finishes Undefeated

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says a league official will meet with Brett Favre next week as part of an investigation into allegations the quarterback sent racy text messages and lewd photos to a Jets game hostess in 2008 when he played for New York. Goodell made his comments Saturday during a sideline interview with NBC as he attended the Western Michigan-Notre Dame game. The commissioner said someone “from our staff� would meet with the Vikings quarterback and three-time league MVP. The NFL Network later said the meeting would be Tuesday in

Minnesota with a member of the league’s security team. An NFL spokesman declined further comment. Goodell said Tuesday he had no plans to meet with Favre himself, but added that it’s something that he would do if it was warranted. Favre has been listed as questionable by Minnesota for Sunday’s game against Dallas with tendinitis in his right elbow. He has started a record 289 straight games. The NFL Network also said the league had not yet met with Jenn Sterger, the woman who allegedly received the messages and photos from Favre. Her manager declined comment.

NASCAR going to green fuel in 2011 CONCORD (AP) — NASCAR will move from unleaded fuel to an ethanol blend in all three of its national series beginning next season. The switch to Sunoco Green E15 was announced Saturday by NASCAR chairman Brian France, who touted the switch as yet another step by the auto racing series toward environment friendly practices. “This is the most visible thing that we can do to let our partners and our fans know that NASCAR is takContributed Photo ing a slow, steady march as an indusR-S Central’s JV Volleyball team completed its 2010 season with a perfect 12-0 try,� France said at Charlotte Motor record. The Lady Hilltoppers are: Tia Bristol (front, l to r), Makayla Crain; Alexis Speedway. Morse (second, l to r), Harley Pintuff, Katie Carpenter, Abbie Proctor, Jesse The E15 blend is a mixture of 15 McMahan; Hannah Morrow (third, l to r), Holly Baynard, Caely Cuthbertson, Andrea percent ethanol and 85 percent Keever; and Coach Ryan Sherburne (standing). Not pictured: Emily Alexander, Amy gasoline. It is a clean-burning, highArante and Shelby Smith. octane motor fuel, and the ethanol

portion is produced from renewable resources that Sunoco will get from the Midwest. “Domestic ethanol, for sure,� France said. The blend will replace Sunoco 260 GTX, a 98-octane fuel that is currently used at all three of NASCAR’s national divisions. NASCAR made the move, with Sunoco, from leaded to unleaded gasoline at the start of the 2007 season. Now comes a long-overdue change to an ethanol blend, which becomes NASCAR’s most significant green initiative. Others include a program that plants 10 trees for every green flag waved in a Sprint Cup race; a recycling program NASCAR touts as the largest in professional sports.

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LAS VEGAS — One little blond kid was bouncing on Mike Tyson’s left leg, while his equally blond toddler brother occupied the other. The former baddest man on the planet once threatened to eat children, but now he was playing with two. “Me and this baby stuff,” Tyson said as he waited patiently for the children’s father to take a picture with his cell phone. “You believe I’d be doing this stuff?” Ah, no. Unfortunately, there were precious few cuddly kid moments I witnessed in the years I spent covering the meteoric rise and fall of the ferocious fighter the world was always so infatuated with. I did see a lot of other moments, some riveting, others simply disgusting. Tailing along while Tyson tried to break arms, bite ears and knock guys silly wasn’t always for the faint of heart, even if you stayed well away from the ring. He was a brute of a fighter. He was even worse as a man. “I got intoxicated with myself,” Tyson admitted. “I didn’t know how empty I was as the champ.” He hasn’t been a champ now for 14 years, and hasn’t fought for real in five. There will be no return to the ring, he assured me the other day, even if his legions of fans still believe that the Tyson of today could be the Tyson of 20 years ago. He, more than anyone, knows better. He’s known it for longer than you might think, but the money kept coming and he kept fighting even when he was just going through the motions. Even that was better than his second life as the former Mike

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Mike Tyson watches an NBA preseason basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings in Las Vegas in this Oct. 13, 2010, file photo.

Tyson. A freak show when he was fighting, he became even freakier as a bankrupt junkie who ballooned to 351 pounds and seemed headed either to prison or an extra large casket. But he’s given up the drugs, and lost much of the weight. He hasn’t stepped foot in a strip club in two years. And, incredibly, he’s now in the middle of the most improbable comeback of all. Meet the new Mike Tyson. Entertainer, actor, dancer and, yes, comedian extraordinaire. Watch his latest video. Book him for your next event. “I took myself way too seriously then, but now I’m a big clown,” Tyson said. “I’m fine with that.”

So are a lot of other people, who are discovering a side of Tyson that would have been unimaginable in the days he was beating up people for a living. They saw him steal a scene in the hit movie “The Hangover,” and watched him dance with Wayne Brady in a hilarious online video remake of the Bobby Brown classic “Every Little Step.” Making fun of himself comes easy these days for Tyson, and he’s good at it. Is Tyson really rehabilitated? Who knows, but he does seem at peace with himself after long tortured years of trying to figure out why everyone wanted to be around him and why nearly everyone wanted a piece of him.

Ask the Guys Dear Classified Guys, It used to be that cars rusted out long before the engines wore out. But today's cars seem to last much longer. For the most part, that's good news. Except now I find myself worrying about other parts that wear out at high miles. Since I'm in the market for a car again, timing belts seem to be my new stumbling block. In my price range, cars tend to near the 75K mark and many of them still haven't had their timing belt replaced. I know this is a good preventive maintenance item, but I know it can be expensive. However, I also believe in the philosophy of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" I know it's a gamble not to replace the timing belt, but do you have any idea how often they break? And if they do, will it damage the engine or is it just one of those things where I call AAA?

• • • Carry: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is a philosophy that may work for some things, but not typically car repairs. For instance, you wouldn't wait for your brakes to stop working before you fixed them! And the timing belt is very similar.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut football coach Randy Edsall doesn’t need a calendar to remind him that cornerback Jasper Howard was stabbed to death a year ago Monday. He thinks about his former cornerback every day, something made very clear by the reminders that fill his office. There is a stained-glass window sent by an alumnus with Howard’s number “6” on a football. There is a framed flag that was taken into space in Howard’s honor by Connecticut astronaut Rick Mastracchio. There are framed fatigues with Howard’s name and number on them sent by members of the armed forces from Baylor University, a unit that met Howard at a game in Texas last year. There is a pencil portrait of the cornerback staring from a bookshelf across from Edsall’s desk. And there is a photo of Ja’Miya, the 7-month old daughter Howard never got a chance to meet, attached to the window behind his desk. “I still can’t believe it happened. I still don’t understand it,” Edsall said in an interview with The Associated Press, as his voice trailed off and his eyes welled with tears. “I never will.” Howard, whose friends called him “Jazz,” arrived at the northeastern Connecticut school’s pretty country campus from one of the roughest neighborhoods in Miami. And he died there, after a group fight allegedly sparked by a comment over a young woman. “I drive by that spot every day,” Edsall said. “To think that a stabbing happened there early one Sunday morning, to me is incomprehensible. But that’s the world we live in.” Hours before he died, Howard, a junior, played one of the best games of his UConn career, getting a career-high 11 tackles and forcing a fumble that helped the Huskies to a 38-25 win over Louisville. He and some friends went out that night to a school dance. According to a police report, Howard was stabbed to death following a fight that erupted when the fire alarm was pulled at the student union. John Lomax III of Bloomfield is awaiting trial on a murder charge, but maintains he did not stab Howard.

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According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, owning a car is the second largest household expense for most families. About 17% of the average household income is directed toward maintaining and driving the family vehicle. This is more than is spent on food (13%), utilities (7%), entertainment (5%) or clothing (4%). However, it's still less than the largest household expense (34%) which is spent to maintain housing such as your rent or home mortgage.

Duane “Cash” Holze & Todd “Carry” Holze 10/17/10 ©2010 The Classified Guys®

Cash: Most auto manufacturers rec-

ommend having the timing belt replaced between 60 to 100k miles depending on the model of the vehicle. And although the preventative maintenance repair can be expensive, it's well worth the investment. Carry: A vehicle's timing belt is required to drive the camshaft. When it breaks, the motor will essentially come to a halt. The chance of repairing the engine, however, depends on whether the vehicle is an "interference" or "noninterference" type engine. The difference involves the amount of space between the pistons and the valves. Cash: On an "interference" type

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engine, this space is minimal. When a timing belt breaks, the piston will make contact with the valve, ruin your engine and turn your car into a lovely piece of rolling scrap metal. "Non-interference" type engines have more space between the pistons and valves and are therefore less likely to cause severe damage. Carry: In either case, replacing a timing belt as scheduled by the manufacturer will save you a lot of headaches. If you're finding that most cars you're interested in need the timing belt replaced, take the cost of repair into account when making your offer. That way you'll save not only on the purchase price, but also the future cost of towing!

The American Automobile Association has been compiling statistics on the cost of driving since 1950, taking into account everything from gas and maintenance to registration, loans and depreciation. Their most recent calculations estimate the average person spends about $9,641 per year to cruise around town. The costs do vary based on the number of miles driven and the type of car owned. A small sedan driven 15,000 miles per year can cost around 41 cents per mile, but an SUV driven the same miles averages about 66 cents per mile.

Reader Humor Loose Connection

I recently noticed that my neighbor had a different car in his driveway every few days. When I met him one day on my way to work, I curiously asked about his multiple modes of transportation. He told me that the cars were not actually his, but loaner cars from the dealership while his is being repaired. "I've been having intermittent problems with my car for a few weeks. I bring it in and they give me these loaners to drive in the meantime." "Intermittent problems are the worst," I sympathized. "Do you think it's electrical or mechanical?" "Not sure," he smiled. "It changes every time my wife drives it!" (Thanks to Barry G.)

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Must viewing? Maybe not for Cowboy-Vikes By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

NEW YORK — Fox must have been giddy when this Week 6 matchup was scheduled. The Vikings were a misguided Brett Favre pass away from the NFC title last season, and the Cowboys were proclaimed the one franchise that could play in a Super Bowl it was hosting. Now, the network might want to consider switching something spicier to the late afternoon doubleheader slot: Minnesota and Dallas are 1-3 apiece. Not just losers, but clumsy losers. Minnesota is a minus-6 in turnover differential and Dallas is minus-4. The Vikes are a 1-point favorite in what some have dubbed the Bumblers Bowl. “We still know what we’re capable of,” Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears said. “We have to execute, we got to play better, we got to stop shooting ourselves in the foot, and this thing will turn around fast.” It better: After Sunday, except for Detroit, every team on Dallas’ remaining schedule has a winning record. Minnesota has a similar predicament, although it has Buffalo and Detroit left. Based strictly on late-game work last weekend ... VIKINGS, 23-20

Cleveland (plus 13) at Pittsburgh

Ben Roethlisberger’s return to the Steelers, plus all kinds of uncertainty at QB for Cleveland. And the Steelers remember last year’s late loss to the Browns that eventually cost Pittsburgh a playoff berth. STEELERS 24-6

Oakland (plus 6) at San Francisco Just can’t pick the 49ers to beat anyone, anywhere, at this time. The Raiders have issues on defense, especially against the run. The Niners have problems everywhere. RAIDERS 17-13

N.Y. Jets (minus 3) at Denver

Another beaten-up bunch, the Broncos tend to play better in the mile-high environment. Problem is, they hardly have any starters left on defense, and the Jets are balanced with the ball. JETS, 29-21

Indianapolis (minus 4) at Washington

Indy lost twice last season. Indy has lost twice this season already. No. 3 won’t come here. COLTS, 27-20

Tennessee (minus 3) at Jacksonville

Every team in the AFC South is 3-2. Tennessee is a more solid 3-2 with more talent and no fear of road games. But it will be tight. TITANS, 17-16

San Diego (minus 7½) at St. Louis So far, the Chargers have been abysmal on the

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Minnesota Vikings’ Brett Favre, right, and Randy Moss celebrate after Moss caught a tounchdown pass from Favre during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in East Rutherford, N.J.

road, especially at the end of games. Last we looked, this is a road game, so it will be closer than the talent levels indicate. CHARGERS, 24-20

Everything about the Bucs this year has been pointing upward. Just about everything with the banged-up Saints has pointed the other way. Time for Drew Brees to change that. SAINTS, 28-17

Kansas City (plus 3½) at Houston Romeo Crennel has done a terrific job with the Chiefs’ D, and Houston laid a Texas-sized egg against the Giants. If the Texans truly are a playoff-bound team, they must win this. KC will test them. TEXANS, 20-18

Baltimore (plus 3) at New England Randy Moss, who never won a Super Bowl, is out, Deion Branch, who never lost one, is in. Tom Brady faces a staunch, big-play defense; does he have the weapons to handle it against the team that knocked New England from the playoffs in January? RAVENS, 17-16

Detroit (plus 10½) at N.Y. Giants Both teams showed off splashy offenses a week ago. The Giants also have a D. GIANTS, 30-17

New Orleans (minus 6½) at Tampa Bay

Atlanta (OFF) at Philadelphia Uncertainty about Kolb/Vick takes this one off the board. The Falcons probably have been the NFC’s best thus far. A win here furthers that notion. FALCONS, 23-14

Seattle (OFF) at Chicago The schizophrenic Seahawks would be something of a lock at home against battered Chicago. Until Seattle shows it can be trusted on the road. BEARS, 14-13

Miami (OFF) at Green Bay The Dolphins are slumping and if Aaron Rodgers can go, the Packers have enough to win. But Rodgers is coming off a concussion, both of Miami’s wins were on the road, and the Pack has injury woes all over the place. DOLPHINS, 17-13

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Simplicity secret to a life long lived

When Heggie Johnson turned 105 on Tuesday, she got her hair washed and set by her sister Sue Toms in the beauty shop at Autumn Care Nursing Home. Well wishes came from friends and others. She celebrated last Sunday with friends from Smith Grove Baptist. They brought cake and party favors. She took a few minutes before getting under the hair drier to talk about her longevity and the simple life she’s lived. Born Oct. 12, 1905, Mrs. Heggie was the first of a dozen children born to James Monroe and Liller McFarland Lookadoo. Teddy Roosevelt was president when she was born; only 8,000 cars were in the country and very few traveled paved roads and there were no cars in her part of the world. The family farmed the land, raised everything they ate and walked to Pink Crowe’s store to buy fat back, lard, coffee and sugar. Since she was the eldest of six girls and six boys, she took care of her siblings. When she was 7 years old, Mrs. Heggie and a younger sister started school, walking down a long country road to the one room school. “It was so cold some days we nearly froze to death,” she said. She was in the eighth grade when she missed a few days because of illness. That was the end of her public education. “I just never went back,” she said. She stayed home, kept her siblings and helped her parents. The family had a coal burning stove to heat the house and cook. She remembers putting coal in the stove. “You could put a pot of pintos on the heater and cook them a long time.” She was baptized in the river while attending the First Broad Baptist Church and later attended the Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church. The Lookadoos never traveled. She figures her longest trip was from Golden Valley to the Rutherford County Fair in Spindale. She and her sister Lori were invited by a neighbor’s family. “I thought we were really doing something,” she said. “I didn’t think daddy would let us go, but he did. I bought a short Coke,” she smiled. “And I rode something, what they call the Ferris Wheel,” she recalled. The neighbor paid for everything. Later she fell in love with Fate Johnson; they married in Gaffney, S.C,. and moved to a farm. Mrs. Heggie was a full time homemaker while her husband worked at the mill. The couple didn’t have children of their own, but Mrs. Heggie said she was a mom to her neighbors’ children and to her own nieces and nephews. A favorite memory, was reading “Mature Living” while living in Duncan’s Creek. “I’d come home from church, make a sandwich and would read the magazine until I finished it.” She’s not sure what her favorite invention has been in more than a century, probably the washing machine. She didn’t have a dryer. “I wanted to hang clothes out in the sunshine.” She’s watched very little television, never been inside a movie theater, was active in church and lived a Christian life. It’s been a good life, she said. Now time to get under the drier before other birthday visitors show up. Contact Gordon via e-mail at

Michael Langdon, a student in the broadcast and production technology program at Isothermal Community College, won third place in a national public service announcement competition hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation and the Broadcast Education Association. Contributed photo


freedom’s message

to the entire nation

Isothermal student’s PSA takes third place in competition either television or radio – had to address the theme “What freedom of speech means to me.” Michael Langdon already Langdon was one of many from understands the importance of Isothermal who were entered in freedom of speech. Serving in the competition by instructor the Army in Iraq, Langdon saw Jay Coomes. The competition, he first-hand what it’s like to live in said, was used as a class project. a country where every word that comes out of your mouth is moni- It is the third time Coomes has entered students, and the first tored. “The way people walked around, time one has won. “We’re in pretty good company afraid to talk to us .... because with bigger, four-year schools,” there were repercussions,” Coomes said of Langdon’s win. Langdon said. “We were told to For his PSA, Langdon gathgive food for guns. One village we ered sound clips including snipvisited a lady came with all kinds pets of speeches by Franklin of weapons and said ‘Please feed Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and my kids.’” Neil Armstrong, with the closing Langdon, now a student in tag “What is history going to say the broadcast and producabout us?” tion technology program at “I was thinking about the Isothermal Community College, received third place in a national theme and thought about what Freedom of Speech Public Service in the past has motivated peoAnnouncement competition host- ple,” Langdon said. “I picked those because those are speeches ed by the National Association remembered from the past that of Broadcasters Education have given us motivation.” Foundation. Langdon tinkered with the National Association of spot, asking Coomes advice on it, Broadcasters Education before settling on the final prodFoundation (NABEF) is a nonuct. It took about a week and a profit organization dedicated half to edit it to fit into the 30 to serving broadcasters and the public interest by supporting and second sound clip. “He (Coomes) said something advocating community service, diversity, education, broadcasting that really got to me,” Langdon said. “He said ‘You’ll get out of it issues and relevant trends in the what you put in it.’ evolving broadcast communica“He told me to think about what tions space. message I wanted to get out. I More than 100 communicathink other people used the same tions students from across the country took part in the competition. The spots – which could be Please see Winner, Page 8C By ALLISON FLYNN

Daily Courier Lifestyles Editor

National Freedom of Speech Week

National Freedom of Speech Week (NFSW) is celebrated during the third week of October every year. This year’s celebration is Oct. 18-24. National Freedom of Speech Week was created by The Media Institute and launched in 2005 in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF). The Media Institute is a nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1979, the Institute is one of the country’s leading “think tanks” focusing on the First Amendment and free-speech issues. The Institute maintains the NFSW Web site and serves as a clearinghouse for information about National Freedom of Speech Week. Find out more about The Media Institute at National Freedom of Speech Week is an event that ALL Americans can celebrate. Organizations of all types are especially encouraged to recognize and celebrate NFSW. Civic and community groups, schools, PTAs, companies, associations, media outlets, unions, nonprofit groups, libraries, scouting and youth groups – virtually any membership organization can take part in some way. Source:

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R-S Central’s tug-o-war team defeats all comers in the athletic portion of the championships. Team members, left to right, were Cadets Staff Sergeant Gabe Abele and Martina Carson; Cadet Corporal Cole Taylor; Cadet First Sergeant Bransom Benfield; Cadets Sergeant Lindsey Cathcart and Cole Flack; Cadet Lance Corporal Hunter Bumgardner; and Cadet Private Hunter Edwards. Contributed photo

MCJROTC runners-up at championship

R-S Central High School Marine Corps JROTC recently took second place of 17 teams at the Carolinas Military Championships in Marion. The competition involved a combination of close order drill and athletic competitions. The unit brought home trophies in nine separate events. In the drill meet, R-S Central took first place in the Unarmed Platoon, First-Year Unarmed Squad and Dual Exhibition events; second place in Color Guard; and third place in Armed Squad. The day’s commanders were Cadet Captain Ashley Davis; Cadets Staff Sergeant Gabe Abele and Matt Higgins; Cadet Corporal Corey Smith; and Cadets Lance Corporal Holli Hayes and Tommy Stover. At the close of the day, R-S Central cadets dominated the knockout drill competition taking 11 of the 20 medals presented. Cadet Gunnery Sergeant Shakeia Burgin was the armed knockout individual knockout champion while Cadet

Captain Ashley Davis and Cadet Lance Corporal Cody Sims each won medals in both the armed and unarmed events. Other individual medal recipients included Cadets Staff Sergeant Gabe Abele and Matt Higgins; Cadet Corporal Corey Smith; Cadets Lance Corporal Holli Hayes and Dakota Kesterson and Cadet Private Chandler Lane. In the athletic portion of the meet, the unit took first in two events, as well as second and third place finishes in two others. The most exciting athletic event was the tug-o-war at the end of the day. In a single elimination tournament, R-S Central won each round before advancing to the finals. In a lengthy and dramatic pull, the team defeated South Stokes Marine Corps JROTC for the event championship. R-S Central has two upcomContributed photo ing rifle matches on successive Saturdays in Walhalla, S.C., and Cadet Lance Corporal Holli Hayes leads the Unarmed Drill Platoon to first place at the Carolinas Military Championships. Marion, respectively.

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Out & About


Trinity School hosts blood drive

One big potato ....

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Dauniella Kanipe’s 17-month-old granddaughter, Kyrie Alyssa Roddey, is only a little bigger than the sweet potato she helped harvest. Weighing in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces, Kanipe said Kyrie tried to pick it up and put it in the wagon but it was just too heavy. Contributed photo

Trinity School Headmaster Tiffany Walker rolled up her sleeve to give blood in the school’s blood drive Sept. 30, which was held in memory of former headmaster Lewis Freeman’s late wife, Sylvia Freeman. The drive yielded 46 units collected.

Artist’s reception

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4-Hers win at Colfax Free Fair Rutherford County 4-H had a total of 158 entries in the 2010 Colfax Fair Youth Division. Winners were: Breads, muffins, biscuits and rolls – Senior: third place, Olivia Haney; junior: first place, Charity Fulton Cakes and cookies – Senior: first place, Meriana Matheny, second place Sarah Haney; junior: first place, Autumn Corbin, second place, Emily Hutchins, third place, Jessica Davey Sewn garments – Senior: first place, Alison Darrow, Grace Routh and Olivia Haney; Junior: First place, Clayt Cilone, second place, Savannah Bell, third place,Rachel Palmeri

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A reception was held recently at the Rutherford County Library for the opening of an exhibit of photography by Amy Owens. Pictured with Owens (second from left) are Amy Taylor, Bob Owens, Lily Taylor, Marie Owens, Kassidy Owens, Katie Owens and Kevin Owens.


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Decorated garments – Senior: First place, Alison Darrow, second place, Sarah Haney; Junior: first place, Savannah Bell, second place, Autumn Corbin, third place, Emma Corbin

Needlework and home furnishings – Senior: first place, Grace Routh, second place, Grace Routh, third place, Grace Routh; Junior: first place, Haley Camby, second place, Autumn Clay, third place, Rachel Palmeri Fine arts – Senior: first place, Molly Jean Grier, second place, Alison Darrow, third place, Rachel Wallace; junior: first place, Emma Corbin, second place, Autumn Corbin, third place, Addision Harris Woodworking – Senior: first place, Kristen Miller, second place, Karina Toney, third place, Olivia Haney; junior: first place, Savannah Bell Crafts – Senior: first place, Chandler Toney, second place, Grace Routh, third place, Karina Toney; junior: first place, Clayt Cilone, second place, Savannah Bell, third place, Sierra Toney

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Duncan Reunion

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 pu 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.

Larry and Barbara Philbeck of Bostic announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Skye Philbeck, to Jonathan Lewis Poston, son of Lewis and Ellen Poston of Lawndale. A Nov. 13, 2010, wedding is planned at Salem United Methodist Church in Bostic. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of East Rutherford High School and plans to graduate in May from Gardner-Webb University. The future bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Burns High School and is employed by Shaw Construction.

Skye Philbeck and Jonathan Poston

New Arrivals

RUTHERFORDTON – The following babies were born recently at Rutherford Hospital: Cassie McNeilly and Thomas McNeilly of Casar, a daughter, Laney Ann McNeilly, Oct. 3.

David Fincannon and Donna Militello of Spindale, a son, Charles Lucas Fincannon, Oct. 4. Staley Thompson and Aaron Crawford of Rutherfordton, a daughter, Aaliyah Nevaeh Crawrford, oct. 6. Abrian Logan and Breanna Ledbetter of Forest City, a daughter, Tayana Alexis Ledbetter, Oct. 6.

Chase High Band Alumni

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 Barbeque, alumni band T-shirt, admission to the game; this is a fundraiser for the marching band to purchase 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 www. Former band directors are also invited. For Cool Springs Class of 1960 information, contact Band Director The Cool Springs High School Michael Henderson at mhenderClass of 1960 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 22 and 23. For informa- tion, call Barry Jones, 704-300-1824 Baynard Reunion or Descendants of Levin W. Baynard and Nancy Nanny Baynard will hold East Class of 1965 a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 30 at The East Rutherford High School Class of 1965 is having its 45th class Union Mills Clubhouse from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with lunch served at reunion at the VFW in Shelby Oct. 23. If you have not been contacted or noon. For more information contact Charles Baynard at 828-245-9578 or received your invitation, call Sandra email Bumgardner at 286-3754 or Janice

Supper club will benefit KidSenses

David and Kim Keever of Rutherfordton, a daughter, Cheyenne KidSesnses will hold its Sixth Nicole Keever, Oct. 6. Annual Fall Celebration “Autumn Leaves Supper Club” Saturday, Oct. Kenneth Stacey and Christina 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Carolina Roddy of Rutherfordton, a daughter, Event and Conference Center. Aly Bryce Stacey, Oct. 7. The event event, which features Renee Smith and Phillip Ledford of dinner, entertainment by comedian Ellenboro, a daughter, Alexis Spring Glenda Doles and dancing, will Ledford, Oct. 7. benefit KidSenses’ educational proJulius Miller and Ashley Dale of grams. Rutherfordton, a son, Zayden Isaiah “This is not only a celebration of Miller, Oct. 8. KidSenses’ achievements in six years Josh Bridges and Kristen Bullman of operation, it’s a celebration of the of Forest City, a son and a daughter, community and the people wh have Dalton Levi Bridges and Sadie Grace helped us make a difference in chilBridges, Oct. 8. dren’s lives,” said Jessica Moss, museum director. “The idea is for guests to gather with friends for an evening of fine dining and laughter for the benefit of the museum.”

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In addition to entertainment, there will be a silent auction featuring an array of items and experiences, including beach vacations, works by local and regional artists, jewelry and more. Menu for the evening is spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, pork loin with apple chutney, whipped butternut squash, haricot vert with

roasted red pepper, sourdough rolls and bread pudding for dessert. Tickets will also be sold for KidSenses Culinary Adventure Raffle, which features an array of gift certificates to some of the region’s dining locations. Tickets are available at KidSenses Museum for $25 per ticket or five tickets for $100. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Package includes gift certificates from the Water Oak, Legal Brounds/ Brew House and Bistro, Caro-Mi, Sweezy House, Brio, M2, Lakeview Restaurant, Pleasant City WoodFired Grille and more. The winner will be announced during the supper club event; you do not have to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at the museum. Since opening in 2004, KidSenses has welcomed more than 270,000 guests, 56 percent of which come from outside Rutherford County. To reserve your seat or to purchase a table for “Autumn Leaves Supper Club,” call 286-2120. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 19.

ICC announces upcoming continuing ed offerings SPINDALE – Isothermal Community College has announced the following upcoming continuing education courses: n Home Invasion Defense: Starting Oct. 18. This class is a blueprint for protecting your family against criminal intruders. Not for the fainthearted, this is a realistic, straight forward discussion of one of the most frightening crimes today.

n Computer Fundamentals II: Starting Oct. 19 n Introduction to Power Point: Starting Oct. 19 n AIDS/HIV: The Facts and Ethical Consideration in NC and Beyond: Oct. 22 Visit or call 286-3636 ext. 346 to register.

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local Learning about law enforcement

Rutherford County Sheriff Jack L. Conner visited the second grade class of Mrs. Moyer and Mrs. Atchley at Pinnacle Elementary Oct. 6. The class is learning about community helpers, and Sheriff Conner spoke about his many roles as a community helper through the years. He answered students’ questions, and made each of them a Junior Deputy of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department. Contributed photo

Class Notes

Making it up the mountain

WCU names summer graduates CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University conferred degrees on approximately 500 students who completed their studies during the summer school sessions of 2010. A total of 189 undergraduate students received academic honors, with 112 graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors), 56 graduating magna cum laude (with high honors) and 21 gradu-

ating cum laude (with honors). Area students in the summer 2010 graduating class are: Rebecca Lynn Adams of Bostic, bachelor of science/nursing, nursing, summa cum laude Ashley Jean Izzi of Bostic, bachelor of science, hospitalit tourism management Owennita Elizabeth Wright of Rutherfordton, master of arts in teaching, special education

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Makhia Miller, 4, of Rutherfordton had a good time climbing Mount Avalanche during Rutherfordton Elementary’s Fall Family Fun Night recently. Helping her making the trek up the mountain is Marine Corps JROTC Cadet Corporal Corey Smith of Rutherfordton.

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Focus on family and fun – not food – this holiday season The fall and winter holiday season could easily be named the “food season.” From Halloween to Valentine’s Day, food becomes a major focus. Halloween treats are followed by the big Thanksgiving meal and a multitude of Christmas gettogethers. Trailing close behind are New Year’s celebrations, Super Bowl parties and Valentine candy. Such events make it difficult to avoid the tempting sights, smells and tastes of holiday foods. While family traditions almost always involve food, there are ways to curb the calories and the holiday weight gain and still enjoy your family’s favorite foods. Here are a few tips for controlling those extra holiday calories. Halloween is just around the corner, so let’s start here. We usually buy treats for the kids that we like ourselves because we know there will be leftovers. But those candy bars sitting on the kitchen counter are just too tempting. Why not start a new (healthy) Halloween tradition this year? When trick-

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or-treaters come to your door, surprise them with something besides candy. In a recent study, children between 3-14 years old were just as likely to choose toys as candy when offered both on Halloween. Consider these non-traditional treats: stickers, pencils, wash-off tattoos, whistles, balloons, erasers, magnets, play jewelry, matchbox cars, play worms or spiders, note pads, sidewalk chalk, small bouncy balls or bubbles. If you still want to offer food items, consider healthy snack foods such as pretzels, raisins, fruit leather, sugar-free gum, juice boxes, low-fat microwave popcorn and pumpkin or sunflower seeds. If you are the lucky host of a child’s Halloween party, remember to keep the kids busy. When children are caught up in the excitement of a game, they are less likely to be focused on candy. Keep

them going with a variety of activities such as carving jack-o-lanterns, hosting a monster make-up party or leading a scavenger hunt. You could also get everyone in the kitchen for a bakeoff of ghoulish, but healthy treats. You might also consider a reverse trick-or-treat – allow children to make up fruit baskets for older neighbors and deliver them on Halloween. All of us have our favorite once-a-year recipes. Thanksgiving or Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without them. But how many casseroles and desserts do you need at one meal? A common temptation is to eat some of everything offered. This causes us to overeat, thus consuming excess calories. Ask family members ahead of time which foods are the most important for your celebrations and eliminate the “extras.” When cooking and eating, be aware of serving sizes. Most of our food choices are a result of what our eyes see and not what our stomachs want. To limit serving sizes, use smaller plates and precut foods into right-sized

portions. Another strategy is to update your favorite recipes to a healthier version. Substitute egg whites for whole eggs, use applesauce for some of the fat in baked goods and use healthier cooling oils such as olive and canola. You can also trade your usual white breads for healthier whole grains and include more fruits, vegetables and beans in the menu. There are lots of recipes available now for healthier versions of popular foods, so this is a good strategy to use for large meals as well as party finger foods such as appetizers and desserts – perfect for New Year’s and Super Bowl parties. In an effort to reduce calories, some people will skip breakfast or lunch on the day of a big meal. This has not been shown to be an effective strategy. In fact, most people end up consuming more calories by the end of the day. Instead, enjoy a light, healthy snack or minimeal such as soup, salad, cereal or fruit. Doing so will help you curb hunger and prevent overeating. Even with a little self-

control and healthy food choices, most people still consume more calories than usual during the holidays. So finding ways to burn off those extra calories is essential. Encourage everyone to go for a walk after the big meal or play games with the kids in the yard. Wearing a pedometer is a great way to monitor your activity level. Snap a pedometer onto your belt when you get dressed in the morning as an all-day reminder to walk more. View holiday celebrations as “days” not “weeks” of eating festivities. If you overeat on one day or at one meal, it won’t cause harm. It is the habit of consuming too many calories and not enough exercise on most other days of the year that cause weight gain.

“This is the kind of information that a student might not get from an admissions website,” she said. “I hope we have a good turnout, so people can explore what’s available and become better prepared for life after Isothermal.”

Similar visits are held throughout the year in the public schools. Snyder said students from charter schools, private schools and home schools have been invited to the Isothermal event. The public is also encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 828-2863636, ext. 288.

Miss Scholarship program will be taken through Oct. 31. Applications may be obtained from guidance counselors at the high schools or by visiting www. The 2011 program will be held March 19 at The Foundation at Isothermal Community College. A parent meeting will be held Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Rutherford County Business Offices for those who are registered by Oct. 31. For more information, call Rhonda Owens at 980-3212 or e-mail

Finally, celebrate and focus on what the holidays are all about – spending time with family and friends. Have a safe, healthy and fun holiday season. Tracy Davis is a family and consumer educator with the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Rutherford County Center.

Area Happenings University recruiters will be visiting the Isothermal campus SPINDALE – Recruiters from four-year universities and colleges will share admissions information with students at Isothermal Community College soon. The college representatives will be on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the lobby of The Foundation. The visit is part of a statewide tour of community colleges organized by the

Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. “This is a great opportunity for our students to meet with recruiters from these four-year institutions,” said Kimberly Snyder, the Isothermal Career Center counselor who is organizing the event. “There will be information available about programs, scholarships, admission requirements and important deadlines.” An example of the information that might be provided would be a special scholarship that USC-Upstate is now offering to graduates of Isothermal, Snyder said.

As of this week, four colleges and universities have committed to participating in the event. Nearly 20 others have been contacted. So far, Gardner-Webb University and Western Carolina University are among the institutions that have confirmed participation in the event.

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Sunday Break

Woman in throes of first love can’t get him out of her mind Dear Abby: I’m a 25-year-old woman who is involved in a serious relationship with a wonderful man. We’ve been together for about three months and we’re very much in love. My problem: I think I’m obsessed with him. I am happy only when we spend time together. When we’re not, I feel sad and alone. I spend my time following his activities on social networking sites and constantly checking my cell phone, hoping he sends me a message. This is my first serious relationship. I know he loves me as much as I love him because he has mentioned marriage and having kids together someday. Is what I am experiencing normal? — Lovestruck Dear Lovestruck: It’s not

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unusual for a first relationship, but you’re right to be concerned. Take a step back and look at what you’re doing. We cannot depend on someone else to make us happy or make us whole. When a woman spends all her time tracking what her boyfriend is doing when he’s not with her and waiting for the phone to ring, it makes her a less-interesting person to be around than she could be. And that kind of dependency can drive a man away. It is important that you cre-

Is there partial sleep apnea? Dear Dr. Gott: A person I work with says he has partial sleep apnea. He has never fainted in front of anyone; he just says he needs to sit down and sleep for 15 minutes to an hour. Can this be true? Other people have to pick up his slack. Dear Reader: I have never heard of partial sleep apnea, but that does not mean that it isn’t a legitimate diagnosis. However, I have some doubts about your co-worker’s story. Sleep apnea is a condition in which the sufferer experiences episodes of not breathing while sleeping. This can occur up to several hundreds of times a night and last for a minute or more each time. As a result, the individual may not wake rested and may experience extreme daytime sleepiness, which can lead to falling asleep at inappropriate times. Other symptoms include nightmares, waking gasping for breath, heart problems and more. Sleep apnea does not cause fainting, however. A related condition, known as narcolepsy, can cause episodes of inappropriate sleep that can occur anywhere, anytime and may resemble fainting because of a loss of muscle control. This complex condition causes severe daytime sleepiness, hallucinations, sudden loss of muscle tone (also known as


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cataplexy) and sleep paralysis. Sufferers may also have sleep apnea, restless-legs syndrome and even insomnia. Unless your co-worker is willing to share his medical records, there is no way you will be able to determine whether he is being truthful about his condition or whether he is simply trying to get out of working. If he is indeed being truthful, he likely had to provide his superior with a medical note from a physician, because the condition would necessitate special work considerations. Bring your concerns to your boss. Be sure that he or she is aware of the situation. If the boss doesn’t know, it will then be up to him or her to confront the employee and determine whether the situation is valid. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Sleep/Wake Disorders.” Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title.

ate a balance between what’s going on in the relationship and continuing to develop yourself as an individual. Your boyfriend seems to have no problem doing this. Dear Abby: I have a hard time empathizing with people who are sick. My mother suffered from all sorts of medical issues and it affected me greatly. My husband, “Glen,” and I are in our 50s. He’s nearing 60, and as we age I expect our health will decline. Glen already takes medications for several conditions. I, on the other hand, have always enjoyed excellent health. I find myself becoming impatient when Glen is sick. It’s not that I think he’s faking; I just think he needs to “get over it” and not let it affect him. I hide

my feelings pretty well. I take care of him, make chicken soup, let him rest, pick up his medicine or whatever. But I’m afraid if he were to become seriously ill that I wouldn’t take good care of him. I love him dearly, but I don’t seem to be able to work up sympathy when he (or anyone) is sick. I’m afraid to tell this to Glen because I’m afraid he’ll keep his conditions from me and think I don’t want to be there for him. How can I increase my “caring gene”? I have had therapy for other issues. What can I do? — Nursing a Flaw Dear Nursing: Lack of empathy is the inability to relate to the feelings of others. Some individuals have such an over-

abundance of empathy that they become literally paralyzed by the pain of another person. Be glad you aren’t one of those. When a spouse becomes sick and dependent, it can be a challenge. You can minimize or ignore it, or you can choose to be solicitous and helpful. Tolerating the complaints that go along with being ill isn’t always easy, but if you visualize how you would want to be treated if the situation were reversed, it might help you be less impatient. I’m sorry you weren’t more forthcoming about the issues that sent you into therapy. If you really feel you might be emotionally absent when the chips are down, contact your therapist and start working on it NOW.

Domestic violence, animal abuse linked As part of its community education commitment, the Community Pet Center wants to let people know that there is a direct link between domestic violence and animal abuse. In fact, it is often the first sign of, or precursor to, domestic violence against spouses—mostly women—and children. Key in the current environment of economic difficulties is the fact that in times of high financial strain, couples are more than three times as likely to suffer from domestic violence. October, designated nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, is a great time to spread the word that domestic violence is a dangerous, complex problem that hurts mostly women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities and even pets. Pet abuse is another form of domestic violence. Sometimes an animal is the only source of love an abused woman has, so she may do things she does not want to do, or stay in a relationship longer than is safe, because her abuser has threatened to kill or maim her pet. There is growing public awareness of The Link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Legislatures nationwide are considering bills that would include companion animals in protective orders, and several states have enacted such bills into law. Each year, defenseless pets face the grim reality that they will be victims of domestic abuse. The American Humane Association says that individuals who abuse animals rarely stop there. Human victims — adults and children alike — often feel they have no choice but to remain in violent households in order to avoid harm to their pets. Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs, Inc. offers the following statistics on domestic violence. About 1.3 million women are assaulted by their partner each year. 85% of domestic violence victims are women. 32% of battered women report their children had hurt or killed animals. 68% of battered women report violence towards their animals. 13% of intentional animal abuse cases involve domestic violence. 25% – 40% of battered women do not leave because of pets and livestock. Disturbed children kill or harm pets to copy their parents’ conduct or prevent the abuser from killing

IN THE STARS Your Birthday, Oct. 17; The desire to travel and acquire knowledge from personal experiences is something that’s always with you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - It behooves you to keep your day as unstructured as possible. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Plan something to do with the family that you know everyone will enjoy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Don’t waste the fact that you are a fast thinker and that your ideas are likely to be ingenious. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) There are strong possibilities that the day could turn out to be profitable. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Strive to initiate some fun happenings instead of just hanging back in the rear ranks. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - You can trust any judgment calls you have to make because they will be predicated upon your excellent deductive reasoning. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Be careful when meeting new people, because you tend to be a bit more gullible than usual. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Don’t give up too quickly on achieving something you want. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -You might be the recipient of some unusual but heartwarming information. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Your attention may be drawn to some kind of hidden factor in your life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - There’s a good chance that you could get an opportunity to make a new friend, one with whom you will be able to share many common interests. Be responsive to people you meet. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Get your thinking cap working overtime. An ingenious idea you come up with may be of great interest to someone whom you would like to impress. It’ll be your ticket to getting close to him/ her.

the pet. In one study, 70% of animal abusers also had records for other crimes. Battered women have been known to live in their cars with their pets for as long as four months until an opening was available at a pet-friendly safe house. Animal abuse is often a tool used by batterers to emotionally control or coerce victims. Investigation of animal abuse is often the first point of social services intervention for a family in trouble. For more information, go to American Humane Association’s website at and search for The Link. Also visit Harbor House’s website at For assistance in recognizing, reporting or handling domestic violence involving pets, contact the Community Pet Center at 2877738. We can make arrangements for the safe care of your pet while you are in transition to your own safety.

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

10 tubular ways to reuse trash Cardboard tubes usually get tossed once you get to the end of the roll. Do you ever save them for anything useful? Some people are uncomfortable at the thought of saving toilet paper tubes, so I’ll keep this focused on reusing paper towel, wrapping paper, tin foil, plastic wrap or wax paper tubes. Before you throw them away, consider the following ways to reuse some of them. DONATE: Call schools and ask if they’d like any for projects. ORGANIZE HAIR TIES: Wrap them around empty paper-towel cardboard rolls. Store them in a dresser drawer. PET TOYS: For rabbits, fill a tube with timothy hay. A simple cat toy can be made by cutting a papertowel tube in half. Then cut 1-inch slits around the edges on the tube ends. Bend the tabs out and set on the floor for your cat to bat around. Use the other half of the tube, too. Cut thin rings from it. Cats enjoy playing with the rings anywhere, but a linoleum or hardwood floor lets the rings glide when they’re batted or tossed and will provide more fun. FIRE STARTER: Stuff tubes with shredded paper or dryer lint (from cotton fabrics such as towels) to use as fire starter. ARTWORK: You can roll drawings or paintings your child makes and store them in cardboard tubes for safekeeping. CHRISTMAS “CRACKERS”: Cardboard

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tubes can hold small gifts. For a basic version, place small treats, trinkets or gifts inside the tube. Wrap with giftwrap or tissue paper by rolling it around the tube allowing excess on both ends and tie the ends closed with curling ribbon or yarn. For a slightly more fancy version, visit www. make-traditional-englishchristmas-crackers/. Traditional cracker supplies such as paper crowns and snaps can be found at many craft stores. HOSIERY: Store pantyhose inside a tube for easy access. Works well at home or when packing a suitcase. CORD ORGANIZATION: Whether it’s Christmas lights or extension cords, keep them stored inside or wrapped around a cardboard tube so they don’t get tangled. CRAFT SUPPLIES: Use to hold knitting needles or crochet hooks (and started projects so they don’t unravel), cross stitch projects (started or completed), craft instructions, paintbrushes, fabric scraps, elastic or ric rac. You can cover the ends with tape if needed, or slip it into a spare sock to keep it contained and easy to carry. Or store taper candles inside a tube so they don’t get nicked or broken. MOLDS: Make homemade sidewalk chalk.

8C — The Sunday Courier, Forest City, NC, Sunday, October 17, 2010

local 105 years young

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Heggie Johnson turned 105 Tuesday, Oct. 12, and was given a birthday party that included friends and family by the WMU of Smith Grove Baptist Church. Of the Duncan’s Creek area, Johnson is a resident of Autumn Care.

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Michael Langdon would like to spend his time behind the camera when he completes his degree at Isothermal Community College.


clips but I think I came up with a better way to connect it. I think the message was strong, and that’s why I won.” Langdon said he wasn’t expecting anything, thinking four-year colleges and universities would probably win. He was stunned when he received the call to say he’d won. “I was in class and was putting all my attention into it,” Langdon said. “Someone called to say I’d won and that he needed my student ID and information so he could mail my check. After I hung up I was like ‘Who’d I just give my information to?’ Jay hadn’t even heard I’d won yet.” As a third place winner, Langdon received a $1,000 scholarship and his PSA will be made available to radio stations nationwide for air-

ing at their discretion in conjunction with National Freedom of Speech Week, which begins Monday. Langdon, who plans to graduate next fall, would rather look through the lens then hear his voice over the airwaves once his degree’s complete. “I want to work strictly behind the camera – whether it’s news or Jay Leno,” he said. As for the opportunity for nationwide exposure on the radio, Langdon said he’s fine with it. “If people get to hear my voice all over the country, that’s cool,” Langdon said. Langdon’s PSA can be heard online at Contact Flynn via e-mail at

Veteran to be selected for state memorial exhibit

SPINDALE, NC - Rutherford County veterans have a chance to be a part of the North Carolina Veterans Park opening in Fayetteville in 2011. This beautiful will be a place of inspiration and support for veterans to share their experiences, as well as witness the pride and gratitude the state of North Carolina feels for their service. As part of the exhibits, a wall is being constructed that will bear a bronze cast mold of a veteran’s hand from each of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Furthermore, soil from each county will become a part of the columns that will bear the hand casts of supportive family, friends and other supporters of our veterans. This artistic tribute will add tremendous significance to the North Carolina Veterans Park. The Rutherford County Veteran Services Office will conduct a random drawing from a pool of local veterans to determine which person will represent Rutherford County at the North Carolina Veterans Park. Rutherford County Veteran Services ask that all interested veterans submit their name, address and phone number to Veteran Service by October 18th. All entries must be postmarked by October 18, 2010. Only mail in entries will be

received and validated. Do not drop off entries at Veteran Services, as they will not be accepted or entered into the drawing. The drawing will be made prior to October 22, 2010. Entries may be mailed to: Rutherford County Veteran Services, ATTN: NC Veterans Park Drawing, 303 Fairgrounds Road, Spindale, NC 28160 All entries must be from a Rutherford County resident veteran with honorable discharge. Family and friends may nominate a Rutherford County veteran; however, the veteran’s name, address and phone number must be on the entry form, not the person nominating the veteran. If you are nominating a veteran, the veteran must sign the entry form to show acceptance of this nomination. The drawing will be random, and Veteran Services will contact the winner. If the selected veteran does not want their name announced publicly, the County will keep this information confidential. The veteran who is selected will have his or her right hand print created into a bronze mold. The mold will be on display at the North Carolina Veterans Park. Only the name of the county will be listed with each hand mold. The name of the veteran will not be listed on the exhibit.

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Natasha Hays prepares one of her mosaic table tops for display at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center.

Mosaic artist featured at RCVAG The featured artist for October at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center is Natasha Hays. Hays was inspired to work in mosaic following a trip to Florence, Italy. In addition to colorful tile, she incorporates stained glass, beads, shells and other natural materials into her mosaics. A few pieces of her painted furniture are also included in the display.

Hays is a pediatrician who has long enjoyed various creative outlets outside of medicine. Her recent work in mosaics and woodburning reflect the inspiration she finds in nature and literature. The Rutherford County Visual Arts Center is located at 160 N. Main St. in Rutherfordton. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Surgery: With Compassion, Close to Home

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