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Projects support reusing building

Honor Flight

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Veterans said an estimated 1,000 people were waiting for them at the Asheville airport when they returned Saturday night. Flags lined the corridors waiting for the return Honor Air.

Veterans cherish experience By JEAN GORDON Daily Courier Staff Writer

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FOREST CITY — An emotional World War II veteran, B.L. Basden, fought back tears when he talked about the welcome he and other veterans received Saturday night in Asheville after spending a day in Washington. Veterans Basden, Kolen Flack, Charles Walker, Joe Turner, Donald Trapp and John Walker of Rutherford County were accompanied to Washington by guardians Bill Seay and Erik Ohmstead. They flew to Washington with

Honor Flight, which sponsored the trip, to visit the memorial built for them, the World War II memorial and other landmarks and monuments. The Rutherford County veterans were sponsored by the Rotary Club and Joan Robbins, whose late husband, Phillip Robbins, was the first pilot to take a group of veterans to Washington in 2006. Basden and other veterans were especially Please see Veterans, Page 6A

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Rutherford County World War II veterans and guardians at Asheville Regional Airport just before the Honor Flight to Washington Saturday morning. They are, from left, Guardian Bill Seay, Vietnam veteran; veterans Kolen Flack, Charles Walke, Joe Turner, Bryan Basden, Donald Trapp, John Walker and Guardian Erik Ohmstead.

RUTHERFORDTON ­— Two special guests addressed the Rutherford Roundtable on Wednesday afternoon about business growth opportunities. Melody Adams of the N.C. Rural Center came to tell the more than 40 attendees about building reuse and revitalization programs offered by the center. Clark Fields of the Western Carolina University Small Business and Technology Center talked about doing business with the federal government. “With the building reuse and revitalization program, we’ve been at work in Rutherford County with American Greetings, River Textile Services, and we’re doing some work with J.D.’s Sports Bar,” Adams said in listing some of the projects already done in the county. “Even when we’re working with really solid companies, the access to capital right now is scarce. That funding that companies have relied on to make payroll until a client pays up is rare, so it is a tough economy right now.” Created through special legislation, the Rural Center is a private, nonprofit company that helps small towns and counties in the more rural areas of the state. “We have several programs to help people get a building and get it back to where it was, to get it back to providing jobs for people and get it back as part of the tax rolls,” Adams said. “We offer grants of up to $480,000 toward the reuse of an existing building. Now to get that $480,000 you need a business or client that is willing to provide 40 jobs. But we have done it here in Rutherford County with industrial clients.” Industrial-type jobs can get up to $12,000 per job

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FOREST CITY — A 25-yearold Oakland Road resident was hurt Tuesday about 9 p.m., when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a 2002 Honda. The resident, Jonathon Toms, was taken by Rutherford County EMS to Rutherford Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries, which were not considered serious. Toms was riding a bicycle on Piney Ridge Road near Maryland Drive and Isothermal Community College when he was hit, said J.A. Repasky of the Highway Patrol. Toms was charged with riding a bicycle after dark, without reflectors or lights on the rear of the bicycle. Please see Cyclist, Page 6A

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From left to right, Jordan Hamilton, Miss Central Shay Lewis, Miss Hilltopper Cori Hipp and A. J. Greer during the 2010 Homecoming Football game at R-S Central. Contributed photo/Everette Murray

2A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Thursday, October 21, 2010

Heath Shuler


Congressional race gets attention RALEIGH (AP) — A fourth North Carolina congressional district is now drawing heavy attention from national political leaders as Republicans make a final push in their effort to gain control of the U.S. House. Jeff Miller

The seat held by Democratic Rep. Heath

Shuler has drawn an influx of activity in the campaign’s final days. Former President Bill Clinton plans to stump with Shuler on Thursday in Asheville. On Tuesday, the No. 2 Republican leader in the House, Virginia’s Eric Cantor, campaigned alongside party candidate Jeff Miller.

A new round of advertising has also arrived to the 11th District race covering western North Carolina, bringing total outside spending to $1.5 million. The political arm of the National Wildlife Federation spent almost $90,000 on Monday for television ads supporting Shuler. The groups

Center for Individual Freedom and Americans for Limited Government combined to spend about a quarter-million dollars last week to oppose the lawmaker. Shuler, formerly a star quarterback at the University of Tennessee who went on to a brief career in the NFL, won his seat in 2006 and easily took reelection two years ago with 62 percent of the vote. He’s a conservative Democrat who voted against President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package and health care bill. Miller is a small business owner in Hendersonville and political rookie who helped found a program that takes veterans to the nation’s capital to visit the National World War II Memorial. “The bottom line is that we’ve got a great candidate in Jeff Miller,” said state GOP spokesman Jordan Shaw. “He’s the reason that this race is close. He’s the reason the Democrats are trying to bring Bill Clinton in at the last minute to save it.” Shuler isn’t the only Democratic incumbent in North Carolina with the eye of party leaders and political groups. There have been large advertising movements on both sides of the re-election bids for Democratic Reps. Mike McIntyre, Larry Kissell and Bob Etheridge. The four leading North Carolina races have drawn more than $5 million in outside spending, according to federal spending records, with Kissell’s as the most active and Etheridge’s ranking as the least. McIntyre, who represents southeastern North Carolina’s 7th District, faces a challenge from military veteran Ilario Pantano. Kissell, who only won his seat two years ago to represent the 8th District in south-central North Carolina, is now running against former sportscaster Harold Johnson. Etheridge, who has held his 2nd District seat covering south and east of Raleigh for more than a decade, is in a heated race with nurse Renee Ellmers. Republicans have shown strength in early voting, with 38 percent of ballots cast through Tuesday coming from voters who identify themselves as Republicans. The party only makes up 32 percent of all registered voters in the state. Andrew Whalen, the executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, said the surge in outside advertising has distorted the records of the incumbent lawmakers.

“At the end of the day, whether it’s Health Shuler in the West, Larry Kissell in between, or Mike McIntyre in the East, our Democratic representatives have done a good job representing their districts, fighting to keep jobs in North Carolina and fighting to reform Wall Street to protect North Carolina families,” Whalen said. “That’s why they’re going to get re-elected to Congress.” Early voting ends Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 2.

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Judge increases bond on girl’s step-mother

NEWTON (AP) — Dozens of investigators searched a North Carolina landfill Wednesday for evidence in the disappearance of a disabled 10-year-old girl, but said they didn’t expect to find the girl’s body there. As Hickory police and FBI agents checked mounds of trash in Caldwell County, a judge at a nearby courthouse increased bond for the girl’s stepmother, Elisa Baker, from $45,000 to $65,000 after prosecutors convinced him she was a flight risk. Catawba County District Judge Robert Mullinax Jr. said there were “disturbing and unsettling allegations” in the case as he dismissed a request by Baker’s lawyers to reduce her bond on a charge of obstructing justice to $10,000. Investigators said Baker wrote a bogus ransom note found Oct. 9, the day she and her husband reported Zahra Clare Baker missing. Police have said they think the girl is dead, but have not found her body and haven’t charged anyone with killing her.

At a news conference, Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins said investigators were searching the landfill for a piece of evidence that’s critical to establishing a timeline for Zahra’s disappearance. Adkins said they didn’t expect to find her body in the mounds of trash but wouldn’t elaborate on what they were looking for. Investigators said the day before they were seeking a serial number and other details about the artificial leg the girl used since surviving bone cancer. The girl was last seen in public Sept. 25, but investigators want to know if anyone else outside the fam-

ily had seen her more recently to fill in gaps in the case’s timeline, Adkins said. While investigators believe Zahra is dead, they haven’t ruled out the possibility she’ll be found alive. “We’re continuing to have hope, but we’re still calling it a homicide investigation,” Adkins said. Baker appeared at her bond hearing Wednesday by video camera, while three of her children were in the courtroom. One adult daughter, Amber Fairchild, testified that they frequently moved when she was growing up and she was afraid of her mother. Fairchild also said her mother her mother has been talking to a man from England on the Internet over the last year, and he sent her $10,000. Zahra’s father, Adam Baker, met Elisa Baker online and moved from Australia to live with her several years ago. Fairchild said Baker told her she wanted to leave North Carolina the day before she was arrested. Prosecutor Eric Bellas said Baker has routinely missed court appearances over the last 20 years on previous charges ranging from traffic offenses to communicating threats. “The only time this defendant comes to court is when the sheriff’s office brings her to court,” Bellas said. However, her defense attorney, Scott Reilly, argued that Baker’s bond was already excessive before the judge raised it. Reilly said legal guidelines call for a bond of $10,000 in obstruction cases, and he blamed media attention for causing the judge to exceed that.


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Brittney Starbuck, left, and Amber Fairchild, right, look on during a court appearance for their mother, Elisa Baker in Newton Wednesday. Associated Press


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4A — The Daily Courier, Forest City, NC, Thursday, October 21, 2010 ■ A daily forum for opinion, commentary and editorials on the news that affects us all.

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Our Views Marine’s story one for record


t took a long time for Marine Sgt. Frank Barrett’s sacrifice to be fully accounted for, thanks to years of paper work snafus, but thankfully that is over now. Sgt. Barrett, a native of Rutherford County, has been officially recognized as killed in action. Sgt. Barrett and the other members of a patrol he was leading died in action in Korea on Dec. 2, 1952. A year later, the Sergeant and his men were declared dead. But that official notice never made it to Rutherford County. Most here still thought that Sgt. Barrett was missing in action. That all changed when friend Keith Price started checking into the situation. At the urging of Congressman Patrick McHenry, the Navy sent a letter clarifying Barrett’s status last year. Last weekend, relatives and friends gathered to remember Sgt. Barrett and to honor his sacrifice for our country. This might not seem like much to some people, but to the friends and family of Sgt. Barrett getting this official designation of his death in action is significant. It should also remind us all that when young men go to war for their country, we should never forget them.

Our readers’ views Contends editorial endorses project To the editor: I have to again respond to the “Our View” article in Sunday, Oct. 17 edition. It appears that some at the paper believe Daniel Road project should go ahead, “come heck or high water.” You should get out of the office and go to all the citizens homes, who are making choices between medicine or food, selling all they have to just exist after working all their life for what little they have. Go to the small businesses struggling to meet overhead, much less a profit. It appears that joblessness is not a consideration in the whole of the matter. The citizens who are desperate to just survive count nothing in whole of the project. If this is such a wonderful project, then it would sell itself. The problem you have is history of projects in Rutherford County that were promised to bring jobs, money, and prosperity to the community, but brought nothing. What is in it for the author of these articles? If you would take time to research the project, many counties surrounding us, are doing away with many of the ideas that are in Daniel Road project as unsustainable. The promises of wealth and jobs did not come about. Better yet, put the idea on a ballot during the next election. If it is so good for the county, I am sure the citizens will overwhelmingly vote it to pass. But then again, we citizens are looked at as stupid and can not

make decisions and government must make them for us. We do not know what is good for us. Mike Dalton Rutherfordton

Suggests that religion does not have a party To the editor: The current administration has been likened to Nazism, Socialism, and now according to one letter writer as bad as the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor. I support everyone’s right to an opinion but come on. You’re a little over the top here. According to the writer: “We have lost the freedom that this country was founded on.” Really! What freedom is he talking about? The writer goes on: “We have lost the fear and respect for God the father, God the son, and God the holy spirit and replaced it with what we call equal rights.” Really! I believe our God is all about equal rights and believe most religions support the same belief. I agree that America’s moral fiber is continuing to decline but our freedom of religion is very much intact. The writer infers that the current governing party is ungodly: “We need to make sure that we put people in office that are not ashamed of the living God.” Just my opinion here, but I feel most would agree there’s an equal amount of ungodly politicians in both parties. The writer continues: “We got a peek at change and now it is time to get back to basics.”

I must conclude that by “basics”, he wants everyone to vote Republican. I’m all about voting for whomever you want, but please. The last eight years of Republican rule rendered results worse than any in decades. Look what the current administration inherited. And yet some want to return to that. You’ll have to overlook the millions of us who don’t want that. Our faith in God and determination to keep America free has nothing to do with party affiliation. In closing, let me say I agree with the writer that we should seek God’s guidance and not put our faith in man. As an independent I will choose the candidate I vote for because he/she addressed the issues I am most concerned with. This often means choosing from both parties. I am most thankful that God gave our founding fathers enough insight to keep church and state separate. You just can’t legislate morality. Ron Atchley Forest City

Election letters Letters concerning the upcoming election should be submitted by Oct. 22. The newspaper usually receives a heavy volume of letters and in order to try to get as many published as possible, the earlier deadlines are necessary.

Filing of campaign finance reports can be timelier RALEIGH – For North Carolinians, the curtain that hides political power won’t be drawn back for another week. Eight days before the election, on Oct. 25, candidates for state political office, political action committees and independent expenditure committees will have to file reports showing who is giving to their campaigns and how they are spending the money. For most of these political committees and candidates, the report will be the first filing since mid-July. The election will pretty much be in the books by the time the information has been electronically posted and anyone has a chance to consider what it means. In North Carolina, there is

Today in North Carolina Scott Mooneyham

no Toto with a mouth full of curtain. The inadequacy of the state’s campaign finance reporting schedule has become more apparent as independent, special interest groups look to influence the election. The two that have made the biggest splash this year – Real Jobs NC and the opposing Real Fact NC – were at least required to file reports showing initial donors and targeted races. Real Jobs, backed by conservative businessmen Art

Pope and Fred Eshelman, has been going after incumbent Democrats in the legislature. Real Facts, backed by the N.C. Association of Educators, has spent money in defense of some of the incumbent Democrats. Pope recently accused Real Facts organizers of failing to follow state law regarding the listing of donors on campaign mailings; Real Facts lawyer Michael Weisel responded that the law isn’t the law yet – not until the U.S. Justice Department gives its OK. Regardless, the law is joke. Earlier this year, North Carolina legislators weakened reporting requirements for groups like Real Jobs and Real Facts, even as it required those groups to disclose donors on campaign mailings and commercials.

Previously, the groups would have been required to file reports within 48 hours each and every time it spent a significant sum. So, even if voters can learn that Pope and Eshelman have been backing an effort to defeat state legislators like Hugh Holliman and John Snow, who knows the grand sum that has gone into that effort to date? And even if voters can find out that the teachers union is defending those legislators, who else might be contributing to that campaign today? North Carolina’s law is stronger than federal law when it comes to reporting by these independent groups. Don’t take any comfort in that fact. In the aftermath of the Citizen United v. FEC

Supreme Court decision, Osama bin Laden himself could be trying to influence congressional elections and no one would be the wiser. Here, we have disclosure. It just comes too late for voters. And those voters might actually want to know which candidates are beholden to which interest groups. In this age of email and the Internet, it’s difficult to believe that candidates and interest groups spending hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars on election campaigns aren’t capable of more frequent and more prompt reporting. Or, maybe they have something to hide. Mooneyham is executive director of the Capitol Press Association.

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Local/Obituaries/State NEW ADJUTANT GENERAL

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Major General Gregory A. Lusk enjoys his moment in the Old House Chamber of the State Capitol in Raleigh on Wednesday after being sworn in as Adjutant General of North Carolina. Gov. Beverly Perdue, from left, state secretary of crime control and public safety Reuben F. Young, and Lusk’s wife Deana Lusk applaud. Lusk assumed command of the nearly 12,000 soldiers and airmen of the North Carolina National Guard on Oct. 1, replacing Army Maj. Gen. William E. Ingram, Jr., who had served in that post since 2001. Lusk is North Carolina’s 40th Adjutant General.

Irate Democratic candidate demands GOP retract mailer

RALEIGH (AP) — A top North Carolina House Democrat whose daughter was murdered 25 years ago said Wednesday he wants the state Republican Party to retract a mailer it sent out alleging that a law he voted for could parole death row prisoners. The mailer, which was sent to residents in Majority Leader Hugh Holliman’s district in Davidson County, focuses on his support for the Racial Justice Act in 2009. The state law allows people on death row to receive life in prison without the possibility of parole if they can prove, with statistics and other evidence, that race played a role in decisions by prosecutors or jurors to seek the death penalty. Capital punishment is a solemn issue to Holliman. His daughter’s killer was executed in 1998. Suzi Holliman was 16 when she was abducted from her home and killed. “I have never exploited the death of my daughter and the execution of her murderer for political gain, but I can’t stand here and let the state Republican Party in Raleigh say I am soft on crime,” Holliman said in a prepared statement. He called on the Republican party to apologize because he said the ad isn’t true. State GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer wouldn’t back down from the mailer, which was sent during the early-voting period. Holliman is fighting to save his seat in a swing district that could determine which party captures a House majority. North Carolina was the second state in the cThe GOP flier cites a newspaper article published days after the bill was approved

stating that some death row prisoners could be paroled almost immediately if a judge rules in their favor. In another article, a Republican district attorney suggested on the day the bill passed the Legislature in August 2009 that people sentenced to death before a new sentencing system took effect in the mid-1990s could be considered for parole after serving 20 years for their crimes if a judge changed their sentence. Sen. Floyd McKissick, D-Durham, the primary sponsor of the Racial Justice Act, said that’s inaccurate. The law only gives one option to a judge — life without parole. Fetzer didn’t return a phone call seeking comment, but he released a statement late Wednesday saying Democrats should have a beef with the district attorney quoted in news articles. Rayne Brown, the Republican challenging Holliman, didn’t return a phone call earlier Wednesday. She wasn’t identified on the mailer paid for by the N.C. Republican Party’s State Executive Committee. The mailer, variations of which have been sent to households in two other competitive House districts currently held by Democrats, features the photo of what looks like a burglar with a stocking cap over his head breaking into a house with a crowbar. On the flip side, there are mug shots of two men on death row — Wayne Laws and Henry McCollum — with the words, “Thanks to Hugh Holliman, death row inmates could leave prison and move in next door.” The mailer tells voters to “get rid of criminal coddler Hugh Holliman.”

Police Notes Sheriff’s Reports

n The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department responded to 142 E-911 calls Tuesday.

n Winfred Joseph Wilson reported the theft of an allterrain vehicle and tools. n Elizabeth Tyson Parks reported the theft of a wallet. n Joyce Mitchum reported the theft of guns and tools. n The theft of pumpkins and a recycle bin was reported by Tanner Companies, 581 Rock Road, Rutherfordton.


n The Rutherfordton Police Department responded to 39 E-911 calls Tuesday.


n The Spindale Police Department responded to 30 E-911 calls Tuesday.

Lake Lure

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

Forest City

n The Forest City Police Department responded to 54 E-911 calls Tuesday. n An employee of J’s Salvage, on Withrow Road, reported a breaking and entering to an auto and larceny. n Robyn Dawn Conner reported an assault and


damage to property. n An employee of Discount Furniture, on West Main Street, reported damage to property. n Jhony Gonzalez reported a lost or stolen registration plate. The incident occurred on Dogwood Lane.

Arrests n Chanika Shanta Joiner, 29, of the 900 block of Oak Street; charged with failure to comply; placed under a $2,500 secured bond. (FCPD) n Joshua Scott Gibson, 28, of the 100 block of Big Island Road; charged with felony probation violation; placed under a $4,000 secured bond. (Probation) n Gretchen Marie Orr, 30, of the 1100 block of Barnardsville Highway; charged with misdemeanor probation violation; placed under a $10,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Robert Phillip Henson, 36, of the 1100 block of Calton Road; charged with misdemeanor probation violation and driving while license revoked; placed under a $5,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Casey Ryan Lockhart, 19, of the 600 block of Lake Adger Road; charged with indecent liberties with a child; placed under a $25,000 secured bond. (RCSD) n Jonathan Thomas Owens, 22, of the 2300 block of Maple Creek Road;

The Rev. Joe Carson Kanipe, 86, of Ferry Road, Mooresboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at his residence. A native of Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Z.L. and Belle Lauchridge Kanipe. He was a retired Baptist minister, graduate of Gardner-Webb College, Limestone College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a veteran of the Navy serving on the Aircraft Carrier Benton during World War II. He was a member and chaplain of Roy Roberson American Legion Post No. 423. He was a member and deacon of Race Path Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen B. Kanipe. Survivors include his wife, Eloise Bailey Kanipe of the home; two sons, Harold Kanipe of Shelby and Jerry Kanipe of Salisbury; a daughter, Linda Shelby of Clarksville, Tenn.; a stepson, Ricky Cash of Mooresboro; a sister, Hessie Bowman of Shelby; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Race Path Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Ingle and John Godfrey and Dr. Don Berry officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military honors by Rutherford County Honor Guard. Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Online condolences:

Josie Bright Josie Lee Bright, infant son of Joseph Cornell “Jo-Jo” Bright Jr. and Brandy Lee Mode, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Olivia Lowery, Joey Bright, Brittany Bright, Cody Bright and Jeremiah Sandlin; and grandparents, Diane Mode, Wallace and Helen Mode and Judy Ferguson. No arrangements will be made at this time. Crowe’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www.

charged with misdemeanor larceny; placed under a $1,000 secured bond. (RCSD)

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Shop the Classifieds Roy McAfee Whitaker, Jr. Roy McAfee Whiteaker, Jr., age 83, died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Hospice Of Rutherford County He was born August 13, 1927 in Hamilton, Ohio, a son of the late Roy McAfee Whitaker, Sr. and Tevis Bogie Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker served in the US Army in Germany at the end of WWII, graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and retired from WHIO AM FM TV in Dayton, Ohio. He moved to Sarasota, FL in 1976. He was a member of Sarasota Kiwanis Club South, Kentucky Colonels, University of Miami Alumn Assoc., Sarasota Adventure Club, Men’s Club of Immaculate Conception Church and Children’s Haven. Survivors include his loving wife, Patricia; two brothers, Noel Whitaker and Larry Whitaker, both of Orlando, FL; a daughter Sheryl Anne Marsh and husband, Randall of Venice, FL; a son, Michael Roy Whitaker of North Port, FL; three grandchildren, Laurel Ariel Smith of Venice, FL, Michael J. Whitaker and Brandon M. Whitaker, both of North Port, FL: and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11AM on Saturday, October 30 at Immaculate Conception Church, Main St., Forest City, NC. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Paid obit.

Deaths Tom Fallon SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Retired 31-season Notre Dame men’s tennis coach Tom Fallon has died. He was 93. Fallon’s 579 wins as tennis and wrestling coach are the most ever for an Irish coach. He led the tennis team to a share of the NCAA tennis championship in 1959. He coached the team from 1957 to 1987, with a record of 514-194. Fallon also founded the Irish’s wrestling team in 1952 and coached it for 15 years, leading it to a 65-74-4 record. Freddy Schuman NEW YORK (AP) — Freddy Schuman, the fan known as “Freddy Sez” who banged a spoon against a skillet at Yankee Stadium for more than two decades, has died. He was 85. The Yankees said Schuman died Sunday at Lenox Hill Hospital. New York put some of his memorabilia, including a sign and Yankees jacket, on display inside Gate 4 at the ballpark Monday and said it will become part of a display at the team museum. Fans lined up to have themselves photographed while banging the back of his pan with a small spoon. The Yankees held a moment of silence for Schuman before Game 3 of the AL championship series against Texas, and fans chanted “Fred-dy! Fred-dy!” Schuman had attended Yankees game since 1988, gaining notoriety for his signs that began “Freddy Sez.” The Yankees said he “was an iconic Yankees fan who brought life, youthful exuberance and cheer to Yankee Stadium” and “Freddy endeared himself to all those he came in contact with.”

Rev. Joe Carson Kanipe Rev. Joe Carson Kanipe, age 86, of Ferry Road, Mooresboro, NC died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at his residence. He was a native of Cleveland County, a son of the late Z. L. and Belle Lauchridge Kanipe. He was a retired Baptist Minister, a graduate of Gardner-Webb College, Limestone College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Semenary, a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving on the Aircraft Carrier Benton during W. W. II. He was a member and Chaplain of Roy Roberson American Legion Post 423. He was a member and deacon of Race Path Baptist Church. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen B. Kanipe. He is survived by his wife, Eloise Bailey Kanipe of the home; two sons, Harold Kanipe of Shelby, Jerry Kanipe of Salisbury; daughter Linda Shelby of Clarksville, TN; stepson, Ricky Cash of Mooresboro; one sister, Hessie Bowman of Shelby, eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 PM Friday Oct. 22, 2010 at Race Path Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Ingle, Rev. John Godfrey and Dr. Don Berry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by Rutherford Co. Honor Guard. Visitation will be Thursday from 7 - 9 P.M. at McKinneyLandreth Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County PO Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043. McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home is serving the Kanipe Family. Paid obit.

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Rutherford Rountable attendees listen as Melody Adams addresses the organization at the County Annex, Rutherfordton.

Ongoing Yokefellow Service Center: Spotlight days, Oct. 22-23; featuring antiques, collectibles, silent auction, art, jewelry, books, housewares, clothing and more; store hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Washburn Community Outreach Center: Two for 25 cents porch sale, half-price sale inside store including winter; hours are Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is coming on Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the FLC of Salem United Methodist Church, for information call 223-6355.

Thursday, Oct. 21 Free breast exams: St. Luke’s Hospital; exams, education and when needed, a referral for a mammogram; please call828-8942408 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

Friday, Oct. 22 Lake Lure Classical Academy grand opening: 10 a.m., 658 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure. Fall festival: 5 to 8 p.m., Thomas Jefferson Classical Grammar; inflatables, games, petting zoo, haunted hallway, concessions, pumpkin sale, half-and-half raffle and more; all funds will benefit teachers and staff.

Saturday, Oct. 23 Yard sale and country ham breakfast: 7 a.m. until, Gilkey Clubhouse; adult plates $5, children ages 10 and younger $3, younger than three free; all proceeds will go to help Anath Christian Academy; rent a spot in the yard sale for $10 (bring your own table); for more information, call 288-4777. 2010 Boy Scout Rendezvous: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cleveland County Fairground; scheduled events include a climbing wall, target practice with BB guns, archery, military showcase with paratroopers, NASCAR pit crew challenges and more; registered Scouts and those interested in registering are invited; open to all Scouts in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties in first through fifth grades; boys who are those ages and would like to attend and register with Scouts may do so for $10; parents and siblings invited for $3 each, kids younger than five are free; for more information, visit www.piedmontcouncilbsa. org. Second annual yard sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spindale Elementary School; sponsored by the PTO; proceeds go to school; variety of items. Co-ed softball benefit tournament: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Crowe Park; hosted by Piney Knob Baptist Church WMU and Brotherhood; concessions all day; entry fee $150 per team; benefits Tucker Sutton, who has cerebral palsey, microcephaly and other health issues. For information on rules or questions, cal Lindsay Guffey, 3-5-9135 or 305-2703. Spooky Pooch Day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunnyside Peach Orchard; doggie Halloween pictures and bake sale fundraiser for Community Pet Center; cost is $5 per 4-by-6-inch picture and includes hard magnet cover; bring your own costume or choose from costume options that will be available; homemade baked items will be available for purchase. Chicken and country ham supper: 4 p.m. until, Whitehouse Community Center; adults $10, children ages 6 to 11 $4, younger than 6 free; menu includes chicken, ham, creamed potatoes, slaw, macaroni and cheese, pintos, sauerkraut, green beans, beets, gravy, biscuits, desserts, coffee and tea; music by Norris West Family. Sixth Annual Celebration “Autumn Leaves Supper Club:” 6:30 p.m., Carolina Event and Conference Center; seats are still available for the event, which features dinner, entertainment by comedian Glenda Doles and dancing; all proceeds benefit KidSenses’ educational programs; to reserve your seat or purchase a table, call 286-2120.

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because, Adams said, “They are usually a higher quality job in that they pay more and offer insurance.” Other types of jobs are eligible for about $8,000. The job must remain in place for six consecutive months for the loan to be forgiven. “They must be new jobs,” Adams said. “If you have a doctor’s office looking to move to Rutherford County but they are planning to close the office in Burke County, he would have to create new jobs in the state of North Carolina. If the doctor’s office

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touched by the crowd of supporters at Asheville and at Reagan International in Washington. “The welcome at the Asheville airport was absolutely the greatest,” Basden said. “It was really special.” Basden served in the Army in Germany and Central Europe from Jan. 1945 to June 1946. “I really got to know the German people. It was very gratifying,” he said. Five years ago, Basden traveled back to Germany with his daughters to revisit the places he served in the Army. “We took a lot of pictures, rambled around and saw the interesting parts of Washington,” Basden said. Flack, 84, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, enjoyed the day. “I had a ball. Everybody was so nice everywhere we went. And the greatest thing to me happened (was) when we got home to the Asheville airport and over 1,000 people were there to greet us,” Flack said. “I’m telling you. The ROTC units were lined up, the Boy Scouts, kids not in uniform and adults. They left just enough space between the two lines for us to get through,” Flack said. When Flack returned home from the war as an aircraft gunner, he stayed on aircraft carriers in Virginia to clean them up and never attended any welcome home parades or parties, his son, Jody Flack, said. “It was so special for him to have the welcome last Saturday night,” he said.

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The driver of the Honda did not see Toms when a mirror on her car struck him. She was not charged. Repasky said Toms and another friend had been to dinner and were riding home when the accident happened. Rutherford County EMS and SDO firefighters assisted at the scene. In North Carolina, bicycles have the legal status of a vehicle. This means bicyclists have full rights and respon-

moves from South Carolina, all those jobs are new to the state, so they all count because we’ll take anything we can get from South Carolina.” Fields emphasized working through the sometimes daunting red tape of becoming a federal government contractor or provider in his session. “My goal is to help educate small business owners on how to do business with the federal governments,” Fields said. “Companies can become certified to receive contracting services by the government, and then they would get priority. There is a lot of red tape involved, but once companies learn how to play the game it can be very useful. We’re going to be doing a

workshop coming up here in January to help take folks through this process to show them how to get registered and the next steps to take. We also have a bid matching program that searches more than 500 contracting Web sites to see if there are any bids out there that match them.” Roundtable organizer Frankie McWhorter said, “Often people think that contracting with the federal government means you’ve got to make a product that they’re going to buy or something but it can be a service or something else as well.”

After the war, Jody Flack said, his father worked as an Alcohol Firearms Tobacco agent in Bryson City. “So, he actually got to see a lot of his veteran friends from Bryson City on the trip.” “The trip was great and I want to thank everybody who had anything to do with this,” the elder Flack added. Joe Turner, 85, said he wasn’t overjoyed about the thought of going to Washington, “but I am so glad I went. The World War II memorial, not flashy, but memorable. It meant a lot to me,” the Navy veteran said. “The most moving thing was when we got to Reagan International. There were probably 300 people waiting to meet us and welcome us, and after the day was over, there was another group in Asheville,” Turner said. He said as the plane was landing in Asheville the pilot announced a water cannon arch for the veterans. “They had to be over 1,000 people, lined up three or four deep for us. They had come together just to welcome us back,” Turner said. “I saw some moved to tears.” Charles Walker, 88, said the day was long — from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. — and he was tired. “But I enjoyed it so much. We went to all the memorials, and I enjoyed the World War II memorial the most. “The thing that amazed me was at Reagan International. There were ladies with little children, people in service, old men and old women in the service. It amazed me there would be that many people there. “And when we got back to Asheville, these little Boy Scouts, they got to me,” Walker said.

While in Asheville, Walker participated in the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery. “That was so special.” Two other Rutherford County World War II veterans recently visited the memorial on separate flights in other cities. Lorna Hill Putnam, of Rutherfordton, who served as a WAVE in the Navy, went to Washington on Oct. 2 with Rotary District 7680 in Gastonia. She served from December 1943 to December of 1945 and is the second female World War II veteran from Rutherford to make the Flight of Honor trip. Iris Newton was the first Rutherford County woman to make the Flight of Honor a couple of years ago. Veteran Davis Poplin of Forest City traveled with the Flight of Honor from Greensboro on Oct. 6. He served in the Navy in the South Pacific and Japan and has recently relocated to Rutherford County from the Winston-Salem area.

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sibilities on the roadway and are subject to the regulations governing the operation of a motor vehicle. State traffic laws require bicyclists to: n Equip their bicycles with a front lamp visible from 300 feet and a red rear reflector or lamp that is visible from a distance of 200 feet when riding at night. n Ride on the right in the same direction as other traffic n Obey all traffic signs and signals n Use hand signals to communicate intended movements While helmets are not required by

law for cyclists older than 16, wearing a helmet can reduce serious head injuries by 85 percent in a crash. Friday night, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Oak Street and Hardin Road died of his injuries early Saturday morning. Eric Jerome Chandler, 35, a resident of Southern Manor on Hardin Road and formerly of Mount Airy, was walking from the Drop-In store at 10:08 p.m., when he stepped into the path of a 1993 Honda. Forest City police said he was not using the crosswalk and signals when he entered the road.

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The Honor Flights are nonprofit organizations to help fly America’s World War II veterans to Washington. The trip is free for the veterans as Rotary Club members across the state, individuals and others pay the cost of the trip. Gene Hardin of Spindale, who oversees the organization of the trips here, said there is a possibility there will be spring 2011 trip.

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Blue Devils ACC’s No. 1

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Duke’s Nolan Smith (2) drives for the net as Duke’s Mason Plumlee (5) blocks during Countdown to Craziness, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham.

Duke leads preseason polls By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer

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Thomas Jefferson’s Nathan Mackey (14), left, pushes the ball past a Polk County defender during the soccer game in Avondale Wednesday.

Wolverines run down Gryphons on pitch By JACOB CONLEY Sports Reporter

AVONDALE — The Polk County Wolverines scored early and often in a 5-0 rout of Thomas Jefferson Wednesday that spoiled the Gryphon’s senior night. Polk County jumped to an early 1-0 lead in the in the game’s opening seconds as Adam Morrow scored for the Wolverines.

Polk’s Alan Frazier doubled that lead when he fired a shot past Gryphons GK Richard Petty, who had come out of goal in an attempt to stop the shot. TJCA’s best chance to score in the half came when David Snyder put a pass in front of the goal, but the Polk goalie grabbed

the ball before another Gryphon could run under the ball for a header. The Wolverines’ Elder Santibanec added another goal just before the half for a 3-0 Polk lead. TJCA had two early chances in the 2nd half with shots on goal by Alan Colnot and Michael Mellnik, but both shots were high. Polk added two more goals in the frame to take a 5-0 win. The loss snaps a two-game winning streak for TJCA and drops the Griffs to 4-8 in conference play. TJCA will look for redemption in their final home game Monday as they face the Bearcats of Hendersonville. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

CHARLOTTE — With a Hall of Fame coach, a returning Final Four MVP and one of the nation’s top freshmen, defending national champion Duke was an easy pick as the preseason favorite in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils earned 61 of a possible 62 first-place votes in ballots cast by media members at the league’s Operation Basketball preseason event Wednesday. It marked the third time in six years and the 13th time overall that the Blue Devils were at least the co-favorite to win the league. Duke figures to have a different look from the team that won 35 games and its ninth ACC tournament title in 12 years before edging Butler in the NCAA title game. The Blue Devils are replacing veteran leaders Jon Scheyer, Brian Zoubek and Lance Thomas with guys like freshman point guard Kyrie Irving and transfer Seth Curry, but the expectations are the same. “Our program has had that,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “It’s not like you’re moving from the basement to the penthouse. If it’s a 19-floor building, you’re on the 17th or 18th floor. You just have to enjoy being in that. ... Our program, our fans are accustomed to having the target on their backs. I’d rather have it there than not have it there.” The return of Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith are big reasons why the Blue Devils are such a favorite. Singler was most outstanding player at the Final Four before returning for his senior season instead of entering the NBA draft, while Smith averaged 17 points as part of the highscoring “Big Three” along with Scheyer. Singler was the preseason choice as ACC player of the year, while Smith joined Singler on the five-man allACC team with Virginia Tech’s Malcolm Delaney, North Carolina State’s Tracy Smith and Florida State’s Chris Singleton. Please see ACC Hoops, Page 8A

Jordan’s Bobcats hope for repeat trip to playoffs

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Charlotte Bobcats’ owner Michael Jordan, left, sits in the stands before the Bobcats’ preseason NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010.

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Fans buying the new NBA video game with Michael Jordan on the cover have the option of adding the former superstar to their favorite team. In real life, Jordan knows it’s not that easy to upgrade the roster. Not with a salary cap, luxury tax and a balance sheet full of red ink. Jordan’s first full season as majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats begins next week after an offseason that saw point guard Raymond Felton leave in free agency, center Tyson Chandler dealt essentially for cap space, and two potential trades to improve the backcourt fall apart. It’s left uncertainty and depth issues as coach Larry Brown begins his third season charged with getting Jordan’s club back to the playoffs while playing in the same division as the superstar-filled Miami Heat and powerful Orlando Magic. “We’ll be OK,” Jordan said. “Obviously, we don’t have the marquee three AllStars, but we’ve got a good young nucleus with something to build upon.” Buoyed by a trade early last season for Stephen Jackson, the Bobcats rode the eccentric Captain Jack and All-Star Gerald Wallace to a 44-38 record and the franchise’s first playoff appearance. But not long after Jordan bought the team, Orlando quickly ended Charlotte’s season with a four-game sweep in the first round. Please see Bobcats, Page 9A

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Charlotte Bobcats’ guard D.J. Augustin, right, and New Orleans Hornets’ guard Chris Paul fight for a loose ball in the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, in Charlotte.

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Scoreboard Local Sports

BASEBALL 2010 Postseason Baseball Glance

JV FOOTBALL 7 p.m. Freedom at East Rutherford 7 p.m. R-S Central at Shelby

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

On TV 7:30 p.m. (WHNS) MLB Baseball Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants. National League Championship Series, Game 5. 7:30 p.m. (WMYA) High School Football Hillcrest at Byrnes. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2) MLS Soccer New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls. 8 p.m. (TNT) NBA Preseason Basketball Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks. 9 p.m. (ESPN) College Football UCLA at Oregon.

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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North Carolina coach Roy Williams fields questions during the NCAA college basketball team’s media day in Chapel Hill.

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“I think this group is definitely ready to embrace� expectations, Duke’s Smith said. “We have a very confident group that’s ready to be in the spotlight and ... go after every team as if they’re the defending champs. We want to attack other teams, not be attacked.� Yet, while the attention has typically focuses on Duke and rival North Carolina, Delaney and the Hokies were picked to finish second behind the Blue Devils. Virginia Tech (25-9) returns all five starters from a team that finished tied for third in the league last year, with Delaney leading the ACC in scoring at 20 points per game. The lofty prediction comes despite losing valuable reserve J.T. Thompson to a season-ending knee injury, while Florida transfer Allan Chaney likely won’t play as he’s evaluated following a viral infection in his heart. “We’ve been through a lot,� Delaney said. “Once you look at what we’ve overcome and all that stuff, it makes you a stronger team. A lot of teams don’t get to go through that kind of stuff, so we’ve kind of got an advantage.� North Carolina, coming off a 20-17 season that was its worst under Roy Williams, was picked to finish third and received the only other first-place vote. The Tar Heels also had the preseason rookie of the year in freshman forward Harrison Barnes, the nation’s top recruit who chose North Carolina over Duke and other schools in a fierce recruiting fight. Right behind the Tar Heels was North Carolina State, a program expected to contend for an NCAA tournament berth in its fifth season under Sidney Lowe thanks to Tracy Smith’s return and the addition a top recruiting class. But while the nearby “Triangle� rivals were all picked to finish in the top third of the league, Williams said there’s a significant gap between Duke and the other two teams. “Personally, I don’t think that North Carolina or North Carolina State — and this is no blow to Sidney — are at the level where Duke is,� Williams said. “I don’t think there’s anybody in the country now that’s at the level where Duke is. They’ve got guys who have done it. How many times do you see the guy who wins MVP at the Final Four come back� to school?

UNC’s Brown out for year, Burney still out CHAPEL HILL (AP) — North Carolina cornerback Charles Brown won’t play this season amid the ongoing NCAA investigation into the football program, while cornerback Kendric Burney will miss this weekend’s game at No. 25 Miami. Brown started all 13 games last season and still has a year of eligibility remaining, though the school didn’t specify why he will sit out the season.

Dallas Los Angeles Anaheim Phoenix San Jose

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 Monday, Oct. 18 Texas 8, New York 0 Tuesday, Oct. 19 Texas 10, New York 3 Wednesday, Oct. 20 New York 7, Texas 2, Texas leads series 3-2 Friday, Oct. 22 New York (Hughes 18-8) at Texas (Lewis 12-13), 8:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 New York (Pettitte 11-3) at Texas (Lee 12-9), 8:07 p.m., if necessary National League Saturday, Oct. 16 San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 3 Sunday, Oct. 17 Philadelphia 6, San Francisco 1 Tuesday, Oct. 19 San Francisco 3, Philadelphia 0, San Francisco leads series 2-1 Wednesday, Oct. 20 Philadelphia at San Francisco, late Thursday, Oct. 21 Philadelphia (Halladay 21-10) at San Francisco (Lincecum 16-10), 7:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 13-13), 3:57 p.m. or 7:57 p.m., if necessary Sunday, Oct. 24 San Francisco (Cain (13-11) at Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11), 7:57 p.m., if necessary WORLD SERIES Wednesday, Oct. 27 American League at National League, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 AL at NL, 7:57 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 NL at AL, 6:57 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 NL at AL, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 NL at AL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 AL at NL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 AL at NL, if necessary, 7:57 p.m.

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Sunday’s Games 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’s Game N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 Denver vs. San Francisco at London, 1 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Carolina at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Miami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Dallas, 1 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Tennessee at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at New England, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. Open: N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland Monday, Nov. 1 Houston at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m.



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Tuesday’s Games Boston 3, Washington 1 Calgary 1, Nashville 0, OT Minnesota 6, Vancouver 2 Carolina 5, San Jose 2 Wednesday’s Games Buffalo 4, Atlanta 1 Columbus 3, Anaheim 1 Vancouver at Chicago, late Carolina at Los Angeles, late Thursday’s Games Washington at Boston, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Calgary at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Friday’s Games Calgary at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

RACING 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Standings 1. Jimmie Johnson, 5,843 2. Denny Hamlin, 5,802 3. Kevin Harvick, 5,766 4. Jeff Gordon, 5,687 5. Kyle Busch, 5,666 6. Tony Stewart, 5,666 7. Carl Edwards, 5,643 8. Greg Biffle, 5,618 9. Kurt Busch, 5,606 10. Jeff Burton, 5,604 11. Matt Kenseth, 5,587 12. Clint Bowyer, 5,543 13. Jamie McMurray, 3,786 14. Ryan Newman, 3,711 15. Mark Martin, 3,632

TRANSACTIONS Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Removed 1B Mark Teixeira from the postseason roster. Added INF Eduardo Nunez to the postseason roster. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Released OF Carlos Sosa. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Released F Evan Brock, G Richard Delk and F Ricardo Marsh. DETROIT PISTONS — Requested waivers on G Vernon Hamilton and F Ike Diogu. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Waived G Aaron Miles. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES — Requested waivers on G Jason Hart and F John Thomas. SAN ANTONIO SPURS — Exercised the fourthyear contract option on G George Hill.

FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS — Placed DE Robaire Smith and OT Tony Pashos on injured reserve. Signed WR Yamon Figurs and OL Paul McQuistan. DETROIT LIONS — Released DB Dante Wesley and DB Paul Pratt. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Suspended P Pat McAfee one game after his arrest for public intoxication on Wednesday. Placed DB Brandon King on injured reserve. Signed TE Gijon Robinson. Waived FB Matt Clapp from the practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMS — Signed LB Curtis Johnson from the practice squad. Signed RB Chauncey Washington and DB Antoine Thompson to the practice squad. Released DT Jimmy SaddlerMcQueen from the practice squad. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Added LB Rico McCoy to the practice roster. Released WR Adarius Bowman. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Vancouver F Rick Rypien for an altercation with a fan during Tuesday’s game against Minnesota. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Activated F Jamie Lundmark from injured reserve and assigned him to Milwaukee (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Reassigned F Zack Smith to Binghamton (AHL). ECHL UTAH GRIZZLIES — Named Leigh Mendelson assistant coach and Jack Renner equipment manager.

SOCCER Major League Soccer LOS ANGELES GALAXY — Announced the retirement of D-M Chris Klein. Women’s Professional Soccer SKY BLUE — Signed G Karen Bardsley, G Jenni Branam, D Kendall Fletcher, D Danielle Johnson, D Brittany Taylor, M Heather O’Reilly, F Kiersten Dallstream and F Laura Kalmari. WASHINGTON FREEDOM — Exercised the contract option on F Abby Wambach for the 2011 season.

COLLEGE CONNECTICUT — Suspended QB Cody Endres for the remainder of the season for an unspecified violation of a university policy. NORTH TEXAS — Fired football coach Todd Dodge. Promoted offensive coordinator Mike Canales to interim coach.

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Both he and Burney were among six playFrom staff reports The boy’s team finished 4th ers declared ineligible “for violating school and/ overall at the meet, while the HENDERSONVILLE — or NCAA rules� before the opener against LSU. girl’s team finished in 5th place. Thomas Jefferson Classical Neither has played this season. SM Blue Medicare Supplement The top three runners for Academy’s cross country team Burney recently completed a six-game suspenOriginal Medicare coversin only a portion of your medical expenses. the boy’s team included Phillip took part the 2A/1A Western sion issued by the NCAA for receiving improper coverageConference with our most popular F) (17th, 18:49), Michael Highlands meet plan at (PlanBarker benefits connected to trips, but the school says Get additional for people age 65 and over.1 Mellnik (20th, 18:59) and Kaleb Jackson Park in Hendersonville there is an “unresolved issue� for Burney connectMungas (23rd, 19:06). Wednesday. ed to the probe.

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The top three runners for the girl’s team included Ryanne Corder (14th, 22:16), Megan Watson (36th, 24:20) and Sarah Thompson (42nd, 25:23). The Gryphons will return to Jackson Park next week to run in the 1A Regional.

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Order temporarily restored in ACC By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

Kyle Busch, front left, and Jamie McMurray, front right, race during a restart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. Associated Press

Hamlin ready for showdown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mired in traffic in the closing laps of the March race at Martinsville Speedway, Denny Hamlin bulldozed his way through the crowd determined to be first to the finish line. “I think no matter what, we were going to win that race,” Hamlin recalled this week of his sensational drive through the pack to his first victory of the season. He needs to have the same mindset Sunday when he goes into the sixth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship trailing four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson by 41 points. Nobody is in the same class at Martinsville as the top two drivers in the Chase standings — they have combined to win the last eight races at Martinsville — and this short track showdown could be pivotal in determining this year’s champion. “People would think so, and I would think

so,” Hamlin said of the title implications for Sunday’s race. “I’d think that he’d be one of the guys that I would have to beat.” Hamlin held the points lead through the first two Chase races, but dropped behind Johnson after Kansas, and has seen the gap widen the last two weeks. Yet he still feels as if he has Johnson right where he wants him with five races remaining in the Chase. When the series first stopped at Martinsville this season, Hamlin, the preseason pick to be Johnson’s top challenger, was off to a disappointing start. He announced that weekend he’d have surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the coming days. He then used that stirring comeback victory to prove to everyone that he wouldn’t go quietly, and he’s matched Johnson all season in performance. Both drivers have a series-best six wins apiece.

Four teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division began the season ranked in the national polls. They’re finally starting to play like they belonged there. No. 23 Virginia Tech and 25th-ranked Miami are back in the Top 25 after absences of varying lengths. Two other teams are starting to reappear on voters’ ballots: North Carolina, which is returning some key players to the field and finding closure for others, and Georgia Tech, which bears little resemblance to the team that lost to lowly Kansas. After a topsy-turvy start to the season, order finally seems to have been restored to the Coastal. “The two losses definitely hurt us, but we’re starting to get on a roll now and playing like the team that we all know we could be since as early as January,” Virginia Tech cornerback Rashad Carmichael said. “I think we’re right where we want to be going into this ACC stretch.” That’s just as true of the Hokies — who are 2-2 outside the ACC and 3-0 in it — as it is for the Hurricanes, Tar Heels and Yellow Jackets. All of them appear to have bounced back from the early struggles that cast serious doubt on the preseason observation that the Coastal, with its four preseason Top 25 teams, was by far the stronger of the ACC’s two divisions. The Atlantic Division is led by preseason favorite Florida State, which is 4-0 in the ACC. But midway through the year, two surprise teams — North Carolina State and Maryland, each with one

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Georgia Tech running back Anthony Allen (18) head for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, in Atlanta.

ACC loss — remain on the Seminoles’ heels. There aren’t any such shockers in the Coastal, where both struggling Virginia and Duke are 0-3 in league play and sit a full two games behind the four frontrunners. That figures to set up a wide-open stretch run in the Coastal, with things heating up this weekend when North Carolina faces Miami. The biggest day for the division might come Nov. 13, when Georgia Tech hosts Miami and Virginia Tech visits the Tar Heels.


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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) hits Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (11) during the second quarter of a an NFL football game in Pittsburgh in this Oct. 17, 2010 file photo. Associated Press

Upset Harrison excused from practice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been excused from Wednesday’s practice after meeting with coach Mike Tomlin about the $75,000 fine Harrison incurred for a helmet hit on a Browns receiver. Harrison has made it clear he’s upset about the fine, saying in multiple radio interviews that he isn’t certain that he can keep playing the way he has been taught since he was a youngster, now that the league is threatening to suspend players for dan-

gerous hits. Tomlin said he expects Harrison to return to practice on Thursday. “We had a meeting this morning, he and I did. It was a very productive one,” Tomlin said in a conference call with Miami reporters. “I thought part of being productive and moving forward was excusing him for today and coming back starting new tomorrow.” Harrison was the 2008 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year and has a reputation of

being one of the league’s hardest hitters. His helmet hits caused Browns receivers Joshua Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi to leave Sunday’s game with concussions. Harrison was fined, but not suspended, for the hit on an unprotected Massaquoi as the receiver attempted to complete a catch. The three-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker also said he might retire, although the Steelers don’t seem to be taking that threat seriously.

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Injured 1B Teixeira lost for the year NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira’s season is over. The All-Star first baseman was removed from the New York Yankees postseason roster Wednesday, one day after straining his right hamstring while running out a grounder against Texas in Game 4 of the AL championship series. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Game 5 that Teixeira would be replaced on the roster by infielder Eduardo Nunez. Should the Yankees overcome a 3-1 deficit against the Rangers in the best-of-seven ALCS, Teixeira would not be eligible for the World Series. Teixeira said the injury will need six-to-eight weeks to heal. Switch-hitter Lance Berkman replaced Teixeira at first base, and Robinson Cano moved up to the No. 3 spot in the lineup against Rangers lefty C.J. Wilson. “The way Robby has been swinging, we just talked about getting him more at-bats and moving him up. And somewhat leaving the rest of the lineup intact,” Girardi said. The Yankees got a scare in the fourth inning when Berkman wiped out while chasing a foul popup. His head snapped back as he slipped hard onto his back near the stands. With the crowd hushed, Berkman rolled over Associated Press onto his stomach as the Yankees came out to check on him. After a few tense moments New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, right, tags Texas Rangers’ Ian Kinsler after a strikeout in the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s American League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in New York. he caught his breath, then got to his feet and remained in the game.

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NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia pitched like a champion, and the New York Yankees are heading for Texas. A whole lot better than heading home. Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano hit consecutive homers to build an early cushion, Sabathia made the lead stand up and the Yankees avoided elimination, beating the Rangers 7-2 Wednesday and closing within 3-2 in the AL championship series. “We’re right where we need to be,” Swisher said. A late-arriving crowd for the late-afternoon game wondered whether this would be it for the defending World Series champs after Texas outscored them 25-5

while winning three in a row. But Sabathia bounced back from an erratic opener, staying away from too much trouble against Josh Hamilton and Texas’ big bats. Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz made an early exit with hamstring trouble, a day after Yankees star Mark Teixeira was lost for the postseason with a hamstring injury. Curtis Granderson added an eighthinning homer for New York, his second RBI of the game. “There was a determination,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “We have not played extremely well in this series, to say the least.” Now the teams will go deep


in the heart of Texas to decide the pennant in the best-of-seven series. When they resume Friday night in Arlington for Game 6, Phil Hughes starts for the Yankees against Colby Lewis in a rematch of Game 2, won by the Rangers 7-2. “It’s not disappointing,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said. “It’s a sevengame series.” In the 50th anniversary of a franchise that has never reached the World Series, Texas remains one win away. To get past the Rangers, the Yankees will eventually have to solve postseason star Cliff Lee, who would start a Game 7 against Andy Pettitte.

Rooney confirms intention to leave Man United

LONDON (AP) — Wayne Rooney blamed Manchester United’s failure to spend enough on strengthening its squad for his decision to refuse to sign a new contract with the 18-time English champions. The England striker stunned United last week by telling chief executive David Gill that he wanted to leave because of concerns about the club’s lack of ambition in the transfer market. Manager Alex Ferguson made Rooney’s decision known on Tuesday, while still giving the 24-yearold forward the option to stay at Old Trafford. But Rooney seems intent on leaving after issuing a public denunciation of the club’s transfer activities on Tuesday. “I met with David Gill last week and he did not give me any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad,” Rooney said Wednesday in a statement. “I then told him that I would not be signing a new contract. I was interested to hear what Sir Alex had to say yesterday and surprised by some of it.”

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Health Notes Serene McEntyre

Adult . fitness, kid style

Remember what it was like to be a child? Playing all day and coming in only when it started to get dark? You ate when you were hungry and stopped when you were full. You didn’t give two thoughts to the size of your clothes. You just wore what you felt great in. I’d say children have the absolute right idea about diet and fitness. (Excluding Blow Pops and Kool Aid….that stuff’s not a good idea for ANYONE!)

Children don’t think in terms of exercise. They think “activity”. They run around outside, they chase each other, they get absolutely out of breath and come inside smelling like little puppy dogs. Don’t you just love the innate confidence that kids have, before adults, with the best of intentions, chip away at it little by little? A little girl puts on a dress she loves and it never occurs to her that it might not “flatter” her five year old figure. How many little boys have you seen dressed up like Superman with their little tummies hanging over their pants, but you couldn’t convince them that they couldn’t be a super hero. The world of the child is a world where anything is possible.

Why can’t we carry that over into adulthood? As adults, we can be so tiresome because we take ourselves way too seriously. We don’t play. We “work out.” Exercise isn’t fun. It’s a mission! There’s no laughing on the treadmill, no giggling on the elliptical and certainly no squealing in a fitness class. But think about how much more you would LOVE to exercise if you just had fun; if your only goal was to work up a sweat and have a good time?

Humor me and allow me please to give you some ways that you can stop “working out” and start “playing.” n Before you do anything, ask yourself, “What do I enjoy doing?” and then, “Now how can I make time to do this every day?” n Try all kinds of different activities. Fitness classes, yoga, kettle bells, TRX cables, Zumba, hiking, walking, dancing and there are so many more. Don’t commit to continue doing something that you’re not enjoying. I’m not saying that you have to LOVE every bit of it, but you want to at least love some part of it. The beauty of love is that it grows! n Commit to yourself to make time to do these fun activities at least five days a week. At this point, you’re just committing to play five times a week! n Take out rules and “shoulds”. You can do the same thing every day, or you can do something different every day. You decide. Don’t think you can do it? What’s the alternative? Resolve yourself to a life of forced bland exercise, which you dread and therefore look for reasons not to do ? That road leads to frustration, not fitness. Why not choose fun? There’s a kid living inside of you that is just dying to get out. Release him and see what happens. Your fitness just snuck up on you. Tag! You’re it! Serene McEntyre is marketing director with Lifestyle Wellness & Spa.

Backpacks = bad backs? Garrett Byers/Daily Courier

Jordan Hawkins carries her backpack through the empty hallways at East Rutherford High School recently. Hawkins, a senior, has already had back problems in part due to her heavy backpack. Her backpack weighs in at 28 pounds.

Occupational therapists, physicians offer recommendations on hauling school supplies safely By ALLISON FLYNN Daily Courier Lifestyles Editor

Jordan Hawkins was living on ibuprofen. The senior at East Rutherford High School was having severe headaches every day, making it difficult to get through the school day. Desperate to help her child, Jordan’s mom, Sarah McKinney, scheduled an appointment with a chiropractor, who diagnosed that the top of Jordan’s neck was turned – in part as the result of carrying her backpack every day at school. “It was equivalent to whiplash,” McKinney said. According to occupational therapy assistant Allison Lyles, heavy backpacks can cause more damage than you’d think – just like with Hawkins. “These children are growing and heavy backpacks could potentially cause a problem,” Lyles said. According to the American Occupational Therapist Association, backpacks shouldn’t weigh more than 15 percent of a student’s body weight. For Hawkins, that means a backpack that weighs about 17 pounds. When weighed, however, the backpack fully loaded with all her books was almost 30 pounds. says some kids

have backaches because they are lugging their entire locker’s worth of books, school supplies and assorted personal items all day. McKinney said this was true of her daughter – who would carry all of her books throughout the day rather than using a locker. Since going to the chiropractor, though, she drops them in her mother’s classroom periodically to let her back take a break. Heavy backpacks can pull a child backwards, Lyles said, causing the child to bend forward or arch the back to compensate. Carrying the bag on one shoulder is a no-no as well because it causes a child to lean to one side to offset the extra weight. Instead, bags should be carried on both shoulders with the bottom even with the hips, Lyles said. The heaviest items should go in the pack closest to the back. Backpacks with waist straps for extra support and well-padded shoulders are better options than those without, but ideally, getting books off your back is the best bet. “Honestly, backpacks on wheels would be the best option,” Lyles said. Teaching your child backpack safety should begin in elemen-

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Jordan Hawkins puts back all her school items in her backpack, starting with the heaviest closest to her back. Hawkins began having headaches every day and after visiting the chiropractor found out her backpack was part of the cause – her neck was twisted. Since that time she’s become more aware of how to carry the backpack and has been trying to lighten her load by leaving it in her mother’s classPlease see Backpack, Page 2B room when possible.

Wearing a pack n Distribute weight evenly by using both straps. Wearing a pack slung over one shoulder can cause a child to lean to one side, curving the spine and causing pain or discomfort.

hands when too much pressure is applied. n Adjust the shoulder straps so that the pack fits snugly on the child’s back. A pack that hangs loosely from the back can pull the child backwards and strain muscles.

n Select a pack with well-padded shoulder straps. Shoulder and necks have many blood vessels and nerves that can cause pain and tingling in the neck, arms and

n Wear the waist belt if the backpack has one. This helps distribute the pack’s weight more evenly. n The bottom of the pack should rest in

the curve of the lower back. It should never rest more than four inches below the child’s waistline. n School backpacks come in different sizes for different ages. Choose the right size pack for your child’s back as well as one with enough room for necessary school items. Source: American Occupational Therapy Association

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Here’s what to look for when choosing the right backpack: n A lightweight pack that doesn’t add a lot of weight to your child’s load (for example, even though leather packs look cool, they weight more than traditional canvas backpacks). n Two wide, padded shoulder straps; straps that are two narrow can dig into shoulders. n A padded back, which not only provides increased comfort, but also protects kids from being poked by sharp edges on objects inside the pack. n A waist belt, which helps to distribute the weight more evenly across the body. n Multiple compartments, which can help distribute the weight more evenly. Source: American Academy of Pediatrics







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Carolina Today Convict blames SBI, requests a new trial RALEIGH (AP) — A man convicted of murder requested a new trial on Wednesday, citing widespread problems with the state’s crime lab and an investigator accused of misrepresenting blood evidence in his case. Attorney Diane Savage said in a court motion that a new trial is necessary for George Goode, adding to the legal morass caused by questionable practices at the State Bureau of Investigation. Goode was originally sentenced to death for the 1992 murders of a couple that owned a Johnston County mobile home park.

Health secretary gives notice for Dix closure

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s health secretary has given formal notice of his intent to close Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh. Lanier Cansler wrote to legislators this week saying it’s become clear the state’s first psychiatric hospital should shut down due to lack of funding. The department will provide more details of the plan within 30 days.

Navy rescues missing sailor off N.C. coast

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has pulled a sailor from the water off the coast of North Carolina after he was missing for more than five hours.

The sailor could not be located during a muster of the crew of the Virginia-based guided missile destroyer USS Mitscher at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday.

NC police recover $3M worth of stolen clothing GREENSBORO (AP) — The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office has recovered roughly $3 million worth of clothing stolen by thieves in a massive warehouse heist. Sheriff B.J. Barnes said Wednesday that two 53-foot cargo containers were stolen from the J.L. Rothrock Co. outside Greensboro earlier this month. The containers were packed with more than 1,500 boxes of Ralph Lauren Polo clothing and accessories. One container was recovered Oct. 11, and the second was found on Monday. The discoveries led to the search of a warehouse in Asheboro, where all but 300 of the boxes were found.

Louisburg barbecue firm recalls pork products LOUISBURG (AP) — A Louisburg barbecue company is recalling more than 4,900 pounds of ready-to-eat pork products over possible salmonella contamination. The products are sold in 1-pound and 5-pound tubs. One product line is labeled “Murphy House Unskinned Pork with Barbecue Sauce Textured Vegetable Protein Added.� The other product line is labeled “Murphy House Premium Pork Barbecue, Cooked, Unskinned Pork With Barbecue Sauce Added.�

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n A child’s backpack should weigh no more than about 15 percent of his or her body weight. This means a student weighing 100 pounds shouldn’t wear a loaded school backpack heavier than about 15 pounds. n Load heaviest items closest to the child’s back (the back of the pack). n Arrange books and materials so they won’t slide around in the backpack. n Check what your child carries to schol and brings home. Make sure the items are necessary for the day’s activities. n If the backpack is too heavy or tightly packed, your chld can hand carry a book or other item outside the pack. n If the backpack is too heavy on a regular basis, consider using a book bag on wheels if your child’s school allows it. Source: American Occupational

Rutherford Notes Veterans can get free flu shots at VA Clinics FOREST CITY — Free flu shots will also be given out at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Rutherfordton and Franklin. The Rutherford County Clinic, 374 Charlotte Rd., Rutherfordton, will be giving flu shots to Veterans from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning today, Oct. 21 and continuing through Oct. 26. Veterans must bring along a photo ID, such as a driver’s license. This year, one shot covers both seasonal and H1N1 flu. Veterans may also ask for a free flu shot during any regularly scheduled appointment or visit. For more information about the shot clinic in Rutherfordton, call 2882780.

Smith to lead local financial workshops FOREST CITY — “Energize Your Programs with M&Ms (Marketing & Money)� is the topic of a local workshop Friday, Nov. 5, at the Cool Springs Administrative Offices, 382 W. Main St.

The workshop, which will be from 9 a.m. to noon, is sponsored by Volunteer Rutherford. The workshop has been approved for three hours of credit by the N.C. Association of Volunteer Administrators. Kim Smith is a master’s level social worker with a social work concentration in leadership and community program development. She will lead the seminar. Smith has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations in utilizing volunteers for marketing and fundraising efforts for program development and enhancement. She also served as volunteer coordinator for Hospice of Rutherford County, managing and implementing volunteer management for the entire organization with more than 325 active volunteers. Smith is currently the Community Outreach Liaison for Hospice of the Carolina Foothills and is responsible for the marketing and outreach of the South Carolina market area. A member of NCAVA the past 2 1/2 years, she is currently serving her second term as president of Volunteer Rutherford.

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Market bounces Fed sees uneven growth in U.S. back; dollar falls NEW YORK (AP) — A decline in the dollar helped fuel a market rebound on Wednesday that nearly erased a big-sell off the day before brought on by fears of a slowdown in China. Stocks had fallen more than 1 percent Tuesday after a surprise interest rate increase in China, the first time the country had raised rates in nearly three years. That made some traders concerned that slower growth in China might put a drag on the global economy. After the bell, West Coast technology companies Netflix Inc. and eBay Inc. reported stronger than expected revenues. Shares of both companies were up more than 6 percent in after-market trading. The strong results could help shift sentiment in favor of technology companies, which took a beating Tuesday after earnings from Apple Inc. and IBM Corp. didn’t live up to investors’ high expectations. Every segment within the Standard and Poor index rose, led by a 1.9 percent jump in S&P’s index of materials companies, a group that includes aluminum maker Alcoa Inc. and International Paper Co. The dollar fell 1.2 percent against a broad basket of currencies as demand for safe-haven investments eased. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 129.35, or 1.2 percent, to 11,107.97. The broader Standard and Poor’s 500 index was up 12.27, or 1.1 percent, to 1,178.17, and the technology-focused Nasdaq composite index was up 20.44, or 0.8 percent, to 2,457.39. A batch of positive corporate earnings reports from companies like Delta Air Lines Inc., American Airlines parent company AMR Corp. and Boeing Co. helped send the stock market broadly higher. Delta rose 10.8 percent after the company announced a profit driven by a 19 percent jump in passenger revenue. That helped push shares of competitors like Jet Blue and Southwest Airlines up more than 4 percent. Boeing rose 2.3 percent after the aircraft manufacturer raised its profit forecast for the year and said that it expects to sell more commercial airplanes. Boeing was the top performer among the 30 companies in the Dow, followed closely by Caterpillar Inc. Bank of America, General Electric Co. and Hewlett Packard Co. were the only companies within the Dow index to fall. Consolidated trading on the New York Stock Exchange came to 5.1 billion shares. Three stocks rose for every one that fell.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew unevenly in early fall, with more than half the regions of the country expanding modestly while others struggled to grow. A survey by the Federal Reserve released Wednesday found that seven of the Fed’s 12 regions reported moderate improvements in business activity. Three regions — Philadelphia, Richmond and Cleveland — described economic activity as mixed or steady. Only two regions — Atlanta and Dallas — suggested economic growth was slow. The survey indicated that the economy isn’t weakening but is growing too sluggishly to drive down high unemployment, now at 9.6 percent. The jobless rate has been at or above 9.5 percent for more than a year. “Hiring remains limited, with many firms reluctant to add to permanent payrolls given economic softness,” the Fed survey concluded. High unemployment is one of the Fed’s biggest concerns. That’s why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues are widely expected to launch a new program at their Nov. 2-3 meeting to bolster the economy. The Fed is expected to buy Treasury bonds in a bid to drive down interest rates on mortgages, corporate loans and other debt. The hope is that cheaper credit will persuade Americans to increase spending, which would help the economy grow and lead companies to hire more workers. The Fed’s survey, known as the Beige Book, will figure into Fed policymakers’ discussions at the November meeting about how the economy is faring. The region-by-region survey is based on information collected from the Fed’s 12 regional banks on or before Oct. 8. “The overall read wasn’t as depressing as it could have been,” said Jennifer Lee, economist at BMO Capital Markets.

Sheila Portugal waits in line to meet with a recruiter while attending a Global Recruiting Solutions job fair in Livonia, Mich. The Fed’s latest survey shows uneven economic growth across the nation. Associated Press

“Does it change the outlook on growth or the Fed? Nope. But it does continue to suggest that growth continues around the country — not contraction,” she said, referring to a slide back into recession. The economic picture hasn’t changed much from early September, when the Fed’s previous survey noted that seven regions saw modest improvement in business activity. What is different is which regions are growing, and which are struggling. For instance, New York and Chicago reported a pick up in economic activity after having slower growth in the previous cycle. Conversely, the Dallas region was more subdued this time around after showing modest expansion the last report. Either way, the economy has slowed from just a few months ago. In June, all 12 Fed regions reported their economies were growing. It was the first time that happened since the start of the recession in late 2007. That’s a major reason the Fed is ready to launch a new round of stimulus next month. Consumer spending was flat to moderately positive in most Fed regions, according to the new survey. The exceptions: the Richmond and Atlanta regions,

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Measure of a man doesn’t always mean height Dear Abby: Regarding the letter from “Lost in the Land of Aloha” (Sept. 1) and whether short men are considered less desirable — height is relative. I am 5’3” and dated taller men, usually 6 feet and over, because those were the guys who just were around and seemed to be attracted to me. Then I met my husband. He’s 5 feet 6 inches and absolutely wonderful. Before me, he dated much taller women. He’s kind, loving, showers me with affection, offers me understanding, is a fantastic father and a complete kid-magnet. He cooks, washes dishes, does laundry, changes diapers, and actually picks things up off the floor instead of vacuuming around them. I am the luckiest woman on this planet, and I know it. Never pass up a short guy. They’re not short — they’re fun-sized! — Very, Very Happy Wife Dear Happy Wife: I received a tsunami of responses to my question, “Does height really matter?” And it shows there’s no “shortage” of support for men like “Kal” (“Aloha’s” friend) and your honey of a husband. Read on: Dear Abby: My husband and I are both 5 feet 6 inches. In the past I was concerned that we didn’t fit the stereotype of the man being taller than the woman, but it has actually worked out great. We can switch cars without having to adjust the seats and mir-

Dear Abby Abigail van Buren

rors. Our lips line up exactly when we kiss. I never have to stand on my toes! On our wedding day, I wore gorgeous ballet flats. “Kal” will eventually find a woman who appreciates him for the breadth of his heart and not the length of his body. — Seeing Eye to Eye Dear Abby: It’s all a matter of personal preference. I need to think the man I’m with will be able to protect me if need be. I don’t have that feeling with a short guy. And it doesn’t matter how muscular he is — it’s the height that counts in my mind. — Likes Looking up to the Guy Dear Abby: You bet a man being tall makes a difference. I’m an averagesized bachelor who works around many attractive women. I get plenty of flirting and interest, but every time I meet one of my co-workers’ husbands, he’s a tall athletic stud. That’s just the way it goes. — The Short of it Deaer Abby: This may seem shallow, but height does matter to me. I’m a tall woman, and when I date men who are shorter than I am, I feel even bigger. It makes me uncomfortable, which does not make for a good date. — Tall Drink of Water

Losing weight in an obese society Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 50-ish AfricanAmerican woman with a problem most think I am lucky to have. I can’t stop losing weight. My cholesterol is on the high side, so I can’t eat most high-calorie foods because they also contain a lot of fat. I am also a vegetarian, don’t like sweets very much, and work out at a gym daily. I don’t want to put on much weight. My normal weight is around 100 pounds, and I’m mentally comfortable with that. My doctors have looked at the obvious: They have checked my thyroid and for any digestive disorders. I love food and eat a lot of pasta with veggies sauteed in olive oil. I also love cheese but don’t want to raise my cholesterol levels higher. Other than the weight loss, I’m in excellent shape. Can you give me any suggestions? Dear Reader: There are a number of common causes for weight loss, but you don’t appear to fit the norm. They include malnutrition, depression, chronic diarrhea, drug use, cancer, excessive alcohol consumption, eating disorders and loss of appetite. One thing that might be an


Ask Dr. Gott Dr. Peter M. Gott issue is a dental problem or mouth ulcers. Should you have ill-fitting dentures or canker sores, this might be addressed. If you faint or feel lightheaded, sweat excessively, have increased thirst, palpitations, have hair loss are on laxatives or diuretics, these issues, too, might be considered. They may lead to an underlying cause that your physician has not addressed. You might consider speaking with your doctor regarding a nutritional assessment and making sure that you have had complete laboratory analysis. A vegetarian diet is commonly a healthful one and far better than consuming fast foods on a regular basis. You might choose to speak with a dietician at your local hospital for some fine-tuning that will allow your weight to stabilize.

IN THE STARS Your Birthday, Oct. 21; Partnership arrangements may not be so lucky for you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Don’t make a major decision that affects the family without their input. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Your normal persistency and stick-to-itiveness is extremely limited. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - If someone you dislike is at the same gathering, don’t spoil it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Watch for relatives or in-laws to involve themselves in your family affairs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Don’t discuss a project that you love with someone who has limited comprehension. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - Stop taking on any more long-term financial obligations. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Instead of jumping on somebody who has an opposing view, try to understand. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Unless you design an ambitious plan of action, very little will be accomplished. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - You could learn more about yourself than what you ever wanted to know. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - It isn’t likely that you’ll fare too well in a competitive situation. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Normally you have an optimistic outlook. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Your extravagant tendencies could quickly get out of hand.

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Soldiers of Security Civile, collect garbage in central Marseille on Wednesday. The garbage collectors are on strike for nine days to protest against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plan to raise the retirement age to 62. Associated Press

Rioters rampage, protesters block French airports

PARIS (AP) — Workers opposed to a higher retirement age blocked roads to airports around France on Wednesday, leaving passengers in Paris dragging suitcases on foot along an emergency breakdown lane. Outside the capital, hooded youths smashed store windows amid clouds of tear gas. Riot police in black body armor forced striking workers away from blocked fuel depots in western France, restoring gasoline to areas where pumps were dry after weeks of protests over the government proposal raising the age from 60 to 62. Riot officers in the Paris suburb of Nanterre and the southeastern city of Lyon sprayed tear gas but appeared unable to stop the violence. After months of largely peaceful disruptions, some protests erupted into scattered violence this week over the government’s push to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed that his conservative party would pass the reform in a Senate vote expected Thursday. Many workers feel the change would be a first

step in eroding France’s social benefits — which include long vacations, contracts that make it hard for employers to lay off workers and a state-subsidized health care system — in favor of “Americanstyle capitalism.” Sarkozy ordered all fuel depots forcibly reopened and vowed Wednesday that he would “carry the retirement reform through to the end.” And despite France’s tolerance for a long tradition of strikes and protest, official patience appeared to be waning after weeks of actions that have snarled traffic, cancelled flights and dwindling gasoline supplies and, now, rising urban violence. Protesters waving red union flags and reflective vests temporarily blocked the main road leading to one of two terminals at Orly Airport on Wednesday. The ADP airport authority warned on its website of “serious difficulties expected in access to airports and air traffic.” The protests tangled traffic to the airport and some passengers walked hundreds of meters (yards) along an emergency lane to get there,



Having qualified as Co-Administrator of the estate of MILDRED LEGGETT HILL ALLEN of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said MILDRED LEGGETT HILL ALLEN to present them to the undersigned on or before the 7th day of January, 2011 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 7th day of October, 2010. Patricia Hudgins, Co-Administrator 606 S. Main Street, Apt. 20 Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Diane Mathis, Co-Administrator 169 North Cleghorn Street, Apt. A Rutherfordton, NC 28139

dragging suitcases behind them. In one terminal, screens showed that 10 of 52 flights Wednesday afternoon were cancelled. “It’s Baghdad here,” said Lionel Philippe, who arrived at Orly after much difficulty because of protesters blocking access to the airport — only to find his flight to Biarritz cancelled. He said he wasn’t interested in the pension reform debate, he just wants to get home. “I’m 28, by the time I retire everything will have changed anyway,” he said. At Charles de Gaulle airport north of Paris, the nation’s biggest, protesters sang the French national anthem before pushing through a police barricade. “It is like we are on another planet,” said Canadian traveler Olivier Lejour, waiting to take off from Charles de Gaulle. While he said it was “fun” to watch, he said the protests disrupted his efforts to work in Paris. The CGT Transport union says protests also shut down the Clermont-Ferrand airport in the south and disrupted airports in Nice and Nantes.



The Town of Forest City is accepting informal bids for demolition of the former Blanton Hotel Building on Depot Street in Forest City which is a Brownfields Site. A prebid conference will be held on site Thursday, October 28th at 10 a.m. Bids will be received in the city clerk's office, Town Hall, 128 N. Powell Street until 2 p.m., Friday, November 5th at which time they will be opened and examined. Bid packets are available at the Forest City Public Works Office, 132 Wilkie Street, Forest City. For further information contact Bob Daniels or Stewart Briscoe at 828-245-0149. Sandra P. Mayse City Clerk


Special Notices

Cheap Tractor Work: Bush hogging, boxblade, fix driveways, lot scraping & hauling Call 828-748-0174



M Yorkie Black & brown, red collar Lost 10/11: Doggetts Grove area. 828-228-1455 or 245-0492 after 4:30p

ESTATE AUCTION Date: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 - 10:00 am • Inspection Day of Sale at 9:00 am - Auction Time 10:00 am

Living Estate - Hazel Greene

Mt. Pleasant Church Rd. • Rutherfordton, N.C. RAIN DATE: NOvEMBER 6TH SEE WWW.AUCTIONZIP.COM FOR PHOTOS Norville Auction & Real Estate would like to have you join us on the morning of October 23rd at 10:00am. This is a large auction with all kinds of great items to offer everyone. All the photos listed on for this auction will be sold at this auction. There will be a lot of items sold that we do not have listed or photos of, that will be sold at this auction including some consigned pieces. City Table Barbeque will be set up and selling food from their mobile trailer at this auction. There will be restroom facilities available and parking within 2 minutes of the auction.

PARTIAL LISTING ONLy • Gold coins • 410 bolt Action Shotgun • 12 Gauge Bolt Action Shotgun • 10 Gauge Shotgun • 1934 Pump Winchester 22 • 2 New 357 Pistols • Lots of costume jewelry • Two out buildings • Honda Riding Mower

• Lawn Boy Push Mower • Yard tools • Vintage Singer sewing machine • Kitchen items • Dishes • Pots • Pans • Lots of glassware • Cast iron pieces • Sofa

• Coffee table and matching end tables • Desk • File cabinets • Love seats • Rockers • Some very old wooden straight chairs • Brown stoneware jugs • Salt glaze pottery pieces • Dolls • Electric lamps

DIRECTIONS: Take 74 By Pass and get off on the Broadway Street exit. Go toward Sandy Mush. Turn onto Mt. Pleasant Church Rd. at Reid’s Used Cars and Mini Storage. The auction will be the third house on the left. Watch for signs. We will make arrangements so that parking is permitted at Reid’s which is only a 3 minute walk from Auction site.

• Oil lamps • Roll top desk • Many tables • Metal display stands • Pictures • TV • Nice kitchen table • Vintage metal churn • Milk cans • Quartz clocks

• Several concrete planters • Yard items • Old dinner bell on post • Cedar chest • Old camel top chest • 3 piece bedroom suit • Glass front china cabinet • Black iron rolling tea cart • Matching dresser and chest of drawers • 2 beds • Quilts... and MUCH MUCH MORE

TERMS: We accept cash or good checks. All items must be paid for and moved on auction day unless arrangements are made before the auction. We have the right to add or delete items up to sale day. Any announcements made sale day take precedent over any printed or other advertised material. NO BUyERS PREMIUM.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL... WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEFT OR ACCIDENTS. Keith Norville NC #6559 Barry Ruppe NC #8332 Office: 828-245-3965 • Cell: 828-305-3965 Office: 828-287-3692 • Cell: 828-429-2851

177 Longview Drive • Forest City, North Carolina 28043

Jay Norville NC #8730 Office: 828-245-3965 • Cell: 828-305-2465



Lost lower denture teeth, between 5th 3rd Bank & Powell St. Small reward. 245-8585 Reward Lost fiberglass extension ladder. Fri morning Oct 15, Cleghorn/Shiloh roads. 286-3193

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Big black dog, brown chin, paws, eyebrows, chest, neutered, Elliott Rd. 288-7317 Calico cat. Friendly. Found Tues., Oct.12. on Hwy 120. Call 657-6254 Female Yellow Lab cross puppy. Found 10/15 at 247 Old Morganton Rd., Union Mills. Call 287-7020 Large black and white dog with new collar. Found 10/9 near Robbins Brick Call to describe 245-3099



0151 Garage/Estate Sales 1st Time Sale Union Mills: 885 Horn Mill Rd. (1st left off Nanneytown Rd.) Sat. 7A-til Bedroom suite and more!

0151 Garage/Estate Sales

0151 Garage/Estate Sales

2 FAMILY YARD SALE FC: 986 Ferry Rd. Sat. 7A-until Household items, clothes, baby items, toys, antiques and much more!

Huge garage sale: Jamesfield Dr off 64/74 west past Scoggins, Thurs., Fri., Sun, 9A-until. Infant/adult clothes, furniture, toys and more

3 FAMILY YARD SALE Rfdtn: 468 Edwards St. Fri. & Sat. 7A-til Something for everyone!

HUGE YARD SALE Spindale Elementary School Saturday 8A-until Household, clothing, toys. Sponsored by the PTO, support your local school

ESTATE YARD SALE Caroleen: 133 Henrietta St. Saturday October 23rd 7A-12P Furniture, household goods, clothing and lots more! FUNDRAISER YARD SALE FC: 227 Thermal Dr. (off Piney Ridge) Sat. 7A-until Proceeds to benefit cancer patient. Rain date 10/30/10 GARAGE SALE Rfdtn: 1382 Moss Rd. (off Coopers Gap Rd.) Sat. 7A-until Holiday decor, canning jars, craft items, books, furniture, dishes, much more!

BROOKVIEW HEALTHCARE We're Growing Our Staff C.N.A.'s All Shifts RN/LPN's All Shifts FLOOR TECH - PT Apply in person at:

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Rfdtn: 140 Hall Rd., Gilkey area, Fri., Sat., 8A-2P. Lots of antiques (bottles, dolls, dishes, rocking chairs, crock jugs, mirror), large Craftsman table saw, 4 speed lathe, tools, English saddle, reg. saddle, collectibles. Call for directions 288-2103 Spindale: Green Boat & Motor, 231 Oakland Rd., Fri, 1P-6P, Sat. 7A-until. Good stuff, military jackets/shirts, Logo caps, boots/shoes, knives, buckles, pictures, bowls/pitchers, jewelry, clothes Yard Sale: FC., 2254 Hudlow Rd., east of Whitesides on right. Sat. 8A-5P, items priced to go, household, electronics





Administrative Assistant/ Secretary Send resumes to: PO Box 1921, Rutherfordton, NC 28139


This position involves changing dies and trim dies, repair shot arms, hot oil lines, tips, hoses, etc. Change and adjust ladles and reciprocators as needed. Program machine and set limit switches to approved processes. Some heavy lifting required. Must be able to operate a forklift and complete Lockout/ Tagout training. Previous experience in plastic injection molding or die casting is preferred. Good attendance is a must. This position will require the flexibility to work any shift as needed for training purposes (6 weeks on-the-job training). Must be able to work any shift.


These are hands on positions for someone who can handle multiple tasks & meet specified deadlines. We are seeking applicants who possess electrical/hydraulic and mechanical troubleshooting skills. Experienced w/robotics, plc controlled equipment, welding and basic fabrication. Die casting or plastic injection molding experience a plus. Some heavy lifting required. Pay commensurate with skills and experience level. Must be able to work any shift. We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits including: health/dental insurance, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, paid holidays and vacations. Applicants must pass a drug test prior to employment.

Please apply in person at: Aallied Die Casting 401 Aallied Drive, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 (Just off Hwy 221 South) EOE NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Live, Work, & Buy Locally! NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION TO: 1. Spouse of Magaline Proctor, if any; and 2. Person Doe 1, being all unknown heirs or other unknown successors in interest of Lola Carpenter Logan; and 3. Person Doe 2, being all spouses, if any, of all unknown heirs or other unknown successors in interest of Lola Carpenter Logan. Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the special proceeding entitled IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LOLA LOIS CARPENTER LOGAN, DECEASED: CATHIE ST. JOHN-RITZEN, PETITIONER, VS. LILLIE MAE POWELL, ET AL., RESPONDENTS, Buncombe County, North Carolina, File No. 10 SP 1331, and notice of service of process by publication began on October 14, 2010. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: possession, custody, and control of and authority to sell real property at 35 Walton Street, Asheville, North Carolina, described in a deed recorded in Book 821 at Page 417 of the Buncombe County Registry and described as PIN 9648-13-5155-00000, and 2.64 acres more or less of unimproved real property on Smith Grove Road, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Rutherford County Tax Office PIN 431028 and Rutherford County Tax Office GPIN 1640-14-32-6808.0000. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than November 23, 2010, and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought.

Cathie St. John-Ritzen Petitioner P.O. Box 6337 Asheville, NC 28816


BOOKKEEPER Send resumes to: PO Box 1921, Rutherfordton, NC 28139




0554 Wanted to Rent/Buy/ Trade

General Help

Junk Cars Wanted

Paying $200 per vehicle.

Providence United Methodist Church is seeking part-time pianist/music director. Call Rev. Bradley at 247-4635


Call Jamie Fender

(828) 286-4194


Junk Vehicles Wanted

Truck Service, Inc.

No title required. Paying $245 & up. Any size vehicles, Cash on the spot PLUS Free Large Pizza included. Picking up vehicles 24 hrs, 7 days/also buying catalytic converters $35 ea. Call 828-202-1715

is hiring Part-Time & Casual CDL Drivers to join our fleet of Professional Drivers. If you still have the desire and ability to travel the country but don't have the need to work on a full-time basis, we have the opportunity for YOU!! ONLY PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS with 2 yrs. verifiable experience & clean driving record need to apply.

Scrap Wars

0563 Misc. Items for Sale 2 window air conditioners 12K BTU Whirlpool $125, 8K BTU GE, $80. Call 305-8661

Call Truck Service at 828-245-1637 ext. 125 & talk to Rita.

3 bird cages, excel cond. 1 dome shape, Cockatiel or Love Birds 828-245-3370





This, the 14th day of October, 2010.


Toshiba TV (not thin) $225 obo 828-245-3370


Free mixed pit bull/lab puppies 7 wks old Call 828-429-9176 lv msg. Miniature Dachshund pups Cute little wieners CKC reg., 6 wks. old, black or tan, male or female $250 FC 828-248-1023 Must find home ASAP cats and kittens, most spayed, neutered. Call 828-245-1871 after 10 AM leave message

Very large well built dog house, w/shingle roof. 828-245-3370 Washer/dryer, white, $250. Maytag washer, 1 yr old, $175. Call 305-8661


Winter is here, free kittens will warm your heart! Please call 286-9052 btwn 12-6pm



Unfurnished Apartments

2BR/1BA Apt 244 Collet St., Rfdtn Stove, refrig., water & sewer incld. W/d hook up $375/mo. + dep. 247-1147

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of GRADY BURL HOPPES of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said GRADY BURL HOPPES to present them to the undersigned on or before the 21st day of January, 2011 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 21st day of October, 2010. Martha Diane Tesseniar Hoppes, Administrator PO Box 342 Bostic, NC 28018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the estate of ELSIE CLEO HILL TEAGUE of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said ELSIE CLEO HILL TEAGUE to present them to the undersigned on or before the 7th day of January, 2011 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 7th day of October, 2010. Wendell Ray Teague, Administrator 146 Grover Wilson Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139


Unfurnished Apartments

2 BR apts., stove, refrig., w/d hookup, cable included. Wells Drive, $370/mo. Westgate, $400/mo. Other units available. Call 245-0016 Rutherford Co. Rentals

3BR/2BA single level town home, with attached garage, great

neighborhood, conveniently

located inside Rutherfordton city limits. No pets! 828-429-4288

Richmond Hill Senior Apts. in Rfdtn 1BR Units w/handicap accessible units avail. Sec 8 assistance avail. 287-2578 Hours: Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 7-3. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity. Income Based Rent. Very nice large remodeled 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Townhome Apts. Starting at $375/mo. Washer/dryer hookup and water included. Carriage House Apts.



Homes for Rent

135 Arlington St., FC 3BR/ 1BA $500/mo. + $300 sec. dep. No pets! 864-576-9340 2BR House Rfdtn area Central h/a $400/mo. + dep. No pets! Call 286-9383 3BR/1BA House in Ellenboro Cent. h/a $500/mo. $500 dep. No pets! Call 864-902-9060 Old Hollis Rd., Ellenboro, 2BR/1BA, fenced-in back yard, sitting on 3 acres, very nice, all laminate floors, $550/mo. Call for info 828-286-3527 Rfdtn: Nice clean priv 3BR/ 2BA $650/mo. + securities. Call 286-1982 or 748-0658


Business Places/ Offices

Beauty Shop/Office building, 860 Oakland Rd., 828-286-4252 Used Car Lot For Rent. 178 S. Broadway. Nice office, 2 clean up stalls. Rent reasonable. Call 429-7141 cell phone


Mobile Homes for Rent

2BR/2BA Cent. h/a, stove, refrig. No pets. $425 + $300 dep. 245-5703 or 286-8665 3 Bedroom/2 Bath in quiet park. $375/month Call 287-8558

3 Bedroom/2 Bath on private lot in

Ellenboro area. Central h/a. No pets! $525/mo. + $525 dep. References req.

Call 828-248-1681

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Executor of the estate of ANNIE W. GOWAN of Rutherford County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said ANNIE W. GOWAN to present them to the undersigned on or before the 30th day of December, 2010 or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 30th day of September, 2010. Thomas W. Gowan, Co-Executor 1410 Harris Holly Springs Rd. Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Charles W. Gowan, Co-Executor 995 McDowell Rd. Columbus, NC 28722

Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR SW MH Spindale area Call 429-3976




Lots & Acreage

20+/-ac., with farm house Mixture of wooded, pasture tillable bottom land. Call 704-481-0548, 828-289-8507 or 828-429-0081

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Astronomers say they’ve found oldest galaxy so far

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers believe they’ve found the oldest thing they’ve ever seen in the universe: It’s a galaxy far, far away from a time long, long ago. Hidden in a Hubble Space Telescope photo released earlier this year is a small smudge of light that European astronomers now calculate is a galaxy from 13.1 billion years ago. That’s a time when the universe was very young, just shy of 600 million years old. That would

make it the earliest and most distant galaxy seen so far. By now the galaxy is so ancient it probably doesn’t exist in its earlier form and has already merged into bigger neighbors, said Matthew Lehnert of the Paris Observatory, lead author of the study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. “We’re looking at the universe when it was a 20th of its current age,” said California Institute of

Technology astronomy professor Richard Ellis, who wasn’t part of the discovery team. “In human terms, we’re looking at a 4-year-old boy in the life span of an adult.” While Ellis finds the basis for the study “pretty good,” there have been other claims about the age of distant space objects that have not held up to scrutiny. And some experts have questions about this one. But even the skeptics praised the study as important and interesting. The European astronomers calculated the age after 16 hours of observations from a telescope in Chile that looked at light signatures of cooling hydrogen gas. Earlier this year, astronomers had made a general estimate of 600 to 800 million years after the Big Bang for the most distant fuzzy points of light in the Hubble photograph, which was presented at an astronomy meeting back in January. In the new study, researchers

focused on a single galaxy in their analysis of hydrogen’s light signature, further pinpointing the age. Garth Illingworth of the University of California, Santa Cruz, who was the scientist behind the Hubble image, said it provides confirmation for the age using a different method, something he called amazing “for such faint objects.” The new galaxy doesn’t have a name — just a series of letters and numbers. So Lehnert said he and colleagues have called it “the high red-shift blob. ”Because it takes so long for the light to travel such a vast time and distance, astronomers are seeing what the galaxy looked like 13.1 billion years ago at a time when it was quite young — maybe even as young as 100 million years old — Lehnert said. It has very little of the carbon or metal that we see in more mature stars and is full of young, blue massive stars, he said.


OPEN HOUSE (adults)

Thur., Oct. 21 7:30 PM 419 West Main St. Forest City, NC 828-247-8836

Subject: Early Brain Development • Learning to READ and WRITE in preschool. • Human potential is realized in period from 1-6 years of age.



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daily courier october 21 2010  

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