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WHAT’S NEWS Problems with stolen insulin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid certain vials of insulin made by Novo Nordisk that were stolen earlier this year and may not be safe for use. The agency said Wednesday that the vials may not have been stored properly and could be dangerous to consumers. The FDA has received “multiple reports” of patients who suffered unsafe blood sugar levels after using the products. The FDA issued an alert in June that three lots of Novo Nordisk’s Levemir insulin were stolen in North Carolina. Regulators say only about 2 percent of the 129,000 vials have been returned. Regulators advised patients not to use Levemir insulin from lots: XZF0036, XZF0037, XZF0038. “Replace it with a vial of Levemir from another lot,” the agency said in a statement. “If you must switch to another brand of insulin for any reason, first contact your health care provider because another insulin product may require adjustments in dosing.” The FDA says it continues to investigate the theft.

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Local SAT scores increase again UCPS scores top state, national averages for fourth year in a row By Tiffany Lane

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Monroe Union County Public Schools’ SAT scores outrank the state and nation for the fourth year in a row. School officials said higher student participation in Advanced Placement and honors courses have a lot to do with it. “It’s the level of intensity” coupled with a focus on critical thinking, Forest Hills High School principal

Wanda Little said. Forest Hills’ average SAT score went up nine points from last year — the same time that three new AP classes were introduced. This year’s curriculum includes three more AP options, including AP world history, psychology and art. Countywide SAT scores released Tuesday show an average combined math and critical reading, or verbal, score of 1,029, up five points from last year.

The average state score was 1,006; it was 1,016 nationwide. Monroe High School had the biggest jump from last year, up 38 points to an average score of 936. “We have a very strong faculty,” Monroe principal Doreen Dotalo said; teachers hold students to high standards and know how to reach a certain “profile.” Among last year’s 131 seniors, Dotalo said there was exceptional tal-

ent in both academics and the arts. The senior class racked up 601 college applications — almost five apiece — and earned more than $3 million in scholarship money. How will they top it? “We’re going to work even harder,” Dotalo said, adding that the school constantly promotes online SAT preparation and after-school practice sessions. This “takes away the fear of testing,” she

By Tiffany Lane

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Huddleston first from GOP to declare for Kissell’s seat

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Burning off energy Brothers Jack and Sam Moncrieff wrestle in the pool in their back yard. They are sons of Melissa and Ian Moncrieff, who live on Crawford Street in Monroe. Melissa Moncrieff spent seven hours with the boys at the Anne Close Springs Park in Fort Mill, S.C., and they were still full of energy. She said the $20 pool that they have to replace each year is money well spent.

Harrison seeks direction for Weddington By billy ball

Staff Writer WEDDINGTON Weddington needs a leader, according to mayoral candidate Barbara Harrison. Harrison repeatedly cites a lack of “clearcut direction” as her prime reason for submitting her name for Weddington’s top post. “It seems like there’s no clear leadership,” she said Wednesday. Harrison, a five-year Weddington resident with corporate experience at pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, thinks she can provide that for the town.

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Stallings Salvage paying workers Monroe More than a week after Stallings Salvage employees protested about a delay in pay, owner Bill Stallings said “we’re about to get caught up.” Stallings and his wife, Brenda, own the company, but he said it was a recently fired supervisor who created the backlog. “It’s been a nightmare,” he said, citing a $100,000 bill as the culprit. The supervisor hired too many people, he said, leaving him and his wife to pay for it. Plans are to pay all employees this week. On Aug. 17-18, dozens of those employees waited for their paychecks outside the building on Euclid Street. Many said they were having trouble making payments or putting gas in their cars. Several have children to feed. Some said they were trying to put in overtime to help meet those needs, and one said she was told the job could turn into something full time. “We only needed about 20 people,” Stallings said, but ended up with about 85 part-time or temporary employees. He said a few still work there, but most have been told not to come back until the finances are straightened out. Stallings Salvage also employs 25 to 30 full-time people, he said. No new supervisor has been hired. “I’m just taking care of it myself,” Stallings said.

said, and the more students practice that kind of test, the better they will get. Of nine county high schools, four went up in SAT scores, three went down and two had SAT scores for the first time. Superintendent Ed Davis said comparing them wouldn’t be “apples to apples” because all vary in student population and demographics.

S h e ’s one of three challengers, joining former county commissioner Hughie Sexton and r e l a t i v e Harrison is newcomer one of four W a l k e r people Davidson, running for vying for M a y o r mayor in Nancy An- Weddington. derson’s spot this fall. Harrison, 60, points to the contentious Town Council meetings of re-

cent years and the public outcry over a now-nixed private sewer plant for an upscale development as evidence that the town needs a path. “For instance, we hear we don’t want any commercial,” she said. “However, we want connector roads or rotary roads or we’re willing to spend $100,000 for a weight room.” Harrison, a wife and mother of one son, thought about running for years, she said, but recent events and acrimony on the Town Council propelled her to announce her candidacy this summer.

“It just seems like they’re not getting anything done,” she said. Harrison thinks the town isn’t right for more commercial development, but she said she recognizes that corporate taxes help Weddington maintain a minimal property tax rate. She calls for a town library and park space as well as a downtown at the heart of Weddington, but her preference is to preserve a primarily rural town. “What I’d like to see is a town that keeps its uniqueness as being a very nice place to retire to or start a family,” she said.

FAYETTEVILLE — Republican Lou Huddleston announced Wednesday that he will run for the 8th District congressional seat, challenging incumbent Democrat Larry Kissell. H u d dleston, an Army veteran and native of Fayetteville, pledged to be a voice of “principled leadership” in Congress Huddleston focused on will seek to the conrepresent the cerns of North Caro- 8th District, lina fami- which includes eastlies. “We need ern Union new jobs, County. not new energy taxes,” Huddleston said in a press release. “We need to help homeowners, hard working folks and farmers and not bail out giant corporations. We need economic growth, not government growth. We need to protect our country from terrorists, not weaken our military. We need common sense and well thought-out fixes to complicated national problems, not massive government takeovers like we’re witnessing with our health care system. Unfortunately, Washington politics has been part of the problem instead of part of the solution.” “Over the course of this campaign, I will speak very clearly about the dangers facing our country from failed leadership at home and enemies abroad,” he said. The son of an Army paratrooper, Huddleston was born at Fort Bragg. He has a degree in political science from Morgan State University and an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Missouri. He retired from active duty as a colonel in June 2003 and entered the private sector, where he has served in corporate executive leadership roles.


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DEATHS Jerry Griffin

MONROE Jerry M. Griffin, 46, died Saturday (Aug. 22, 2009) in Tampa, Fla. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Son Funeral Home in Marshville, with burial in the Marshville City Cemetery. Born Sept. 24, 1962, in Mecklenburg County, he was a son of Gerald Griffin of Acworth, Ga., and Barbara S. Griffin of Monroe. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one brother, Mark Griffin of Marshville; two sisters, Kim Mullis of Locust, Dawn Merritt of Marshville; and his stepmother, Marie Griffin of Acworth. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

REUNIONS William Griffin

MONROE William H. Griffin, 93, of Monroe died on August 24, 2009. Memorial services to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, August 29th at 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel. Bill is predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by 4 sisters and 47 nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Siler Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are in care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www. heritagefuneral. net. PAID OBITUARY

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Western Union Class of 1955

MONROE The Western Union School Class of 1955 will have its first reunion on Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight at Monroe Country Club, U.S. Highway 601 South. Tickets are $50 for classmates, $25 for guests. For information, contact, Willie Barnes at 704-2432522; John Henry, 704-8431637; Margaret R. Morrow, 704-843-4158; or Bobbie Rushing, 704-764-7018.

Henry, Blanche Doster family

monroe Descendants of Henry and Blanche Doster will have their annual reunion Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Sutton Park Recreation Center, 2303 Brooks St. Bring a covered dish. For information, call Kim Doster at 704-283-9585.

John G. Starnes family

Donna Simpson

STALLINGS Mrs. Donna Pressley Simpson, 58, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews, surrounded by her loving family. Donna was born September 22, 1950, in Union County, daughter of the late Horace and Ruth Wooten Pressley. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many, a member of Calvary Baptist Church, worked for Call Printing Company for 17 years, a volunteer secretary for the Indian Trail Athletic Association for 28 years, a former secretary for Ebenezer Baptist Church. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Donna will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, with Reverend Eddie Price, Reverend John Culbreth and Reverend Dale Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in the Price Cemetery. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, James “Jimmy” Simpson of the home; one son, Jay Simpson and wife Jill of Unionville, N.C.; one daughter, Jennifer Simpson Myers and husband Andrew of Indian Trail, N.C.; three grandchildren, Jake Myers, Sarah Myers, Taylor Simpson; two brothers, Johnny Pressley of Charlotte, N.C., Richard Pressley of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Shirley Thomas, Pat Deason, both of Fairview, N.C. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 2518 Lancaster Hwy., Monroe, NC 28112; or the Indian Trail Athletic Association, 300 Park Rd. East, Indian Trail, NC 28079. The family of Mrs. Simpson will receive friends from six until nine p.m. Thursday evening at the McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe. PAID OBITUARY

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Edward Delane ‘Lane’ Davis Jr.

CHARLOTTE — Edward Delane Davis Jr. “Lane” of Charlotte passed away on August 24, 2009. Lane was born to Edward Delane Davis Sr. and the late JoAnne Allen Braswell on December 28, 1962, in Union County. The family will receive friends to celebrate his life on Friday, August 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 4431 Old Monroe Road in Indian Trail. He is survived by his father, Ed Davis of Charlotte; children, Edward “Trey” Davis III and Melanie Dianne Davis, both of Charlotte; sister, Wendy Davis Williams of Charlotte; brothers, Mike Davis of Belmont and Wriston Davis of Charlotte; paternal grandparents, Arthur and Clara Davis of Wingate; maternal grandparents, Dave and Irene Whitlow of Charlotte; grandson, Miles Davis; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Thompson Child and Family Focus. Arrangements for the family are in care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel. Complete obituary and online condolences at www. heritagefuneral.net. PAID OBITUARY

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WAXHAW The John G. Starnes family reunion will be Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. at the home of Eric and Michelle Owen, 5613 Cane Creek Road. Bring a covered dish or two. For information, call 704-575-0191.

Union High School Class of 1957

MARSHVILLE The Union High School Class of 1957 will have a 52-year reunion at 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at 7629 White Store Road, the home of Phyllis Watson Fernandez. Meal will be at 5 p.m.

Burnsville High

BURNSVILLE — Graduates of Burnsville High School will have a reunion Sept. 12. Anyone interested in attending should call Roland Thomas at 704-543-4169 or Ann Williams at 704-2729357 by Aug. 28.

Ervin and Elsie Wallace family

LANCASTER, S.C. — The Ervin and Elsie Wallace family reunion will be Sept. 13 at Unity ARP Church, Unity Church Road. Lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Bring a wellfilled basket of food and drink.

William and Mary Tyson family

WAXHAW The descendants of William Nicholas and Mary Adaline Sibley Tyson will have their annual reunion Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Bethlehem Unit-

ed Methodist Church on Nesbit Road, just off N.C. Highway 200 South, seven miles south of Monroe. Descendants and friends are asked to bring a wellfilled picnic basket.

Lindsay, Caroline Austin family

PEACHLAND — The Lindsay Franklin and Caroline Stewart Austin family reunion will be Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Deep Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall. Bring a well-filled basket. Family members are also welcome to attend worship at 11 a.m. For information, call Sarah Austin Mills at 704-2339383.

Riley Baucom family

Monroe Descendants of Riley Baucom will have their 50th family reunion Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Shiloh Advent Christian Church fellowship hall, located at 3601 Sikes Mill Road. Bring a basket of food. Old timey clothing is optional. For information, call Joy Baucom at 704-289-4314.

Goodwin family

MONROE The Goodwin family reunion will be Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Roanoke Baptist Church fellowship building. Bring a well-filled picnic basket. For information, call Wilma Price at 704-2894791.

Monroe High Class of 1979

MONROE The Monroe High School Class of 1979 will have its 30-year reunion Sept. 25-26. On Sept. 25, classmates will reunite at 6 p.m. for the homecoming game at the Monroe High football stadium. A brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Belk-Tonawanda Park, followed by a dinner at Monroe Country Club at 7 p.m. For information, contact Marty Rapp at 704-843-0738 or Pam Harris-Haywood at 704283-0414.

Cull and Nicie Williams family

monroe Descendants of Cull and Nicie Rushing Williams will have a reunion on Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 6223 Love Mill Road. Bring a well-filled basket. For information, call Christine Turner at 704-283-4300.

Oscar and Lillie Helms family

New Salem The family of Oscar and Lillie Long Helms

UNIONVILLE The Unionville Town Council decided Aug. 17 to ask the state for a speed limit change in front of Emmanuel Baptist Church on Morgan Mill Road. Some residents have asked for a change from 55 mph to

45 mph, in part to ensure the safety of children who will use a ballpark that’s under construction across the street. The ballpark is scheduled to open this fall. It’s the state’s decision whether to change the speed limit.

UNIONVILLE The Piedmont High School Class of 1989 will have its 20-year reunion Oct. 3 with a family picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Unionville Community Center and an evening reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation. Vendors will sell hots dogs at the picnic. Cost for the evening event is $58 per person in advance, $70 at the door. For more information, call 704-385-9005 or go online to www.piedmont1989.myevent.com.

Forest Hills High Class of 1977

MONROE The Forest Hills High School Class of 1977 will have a 50th birthday party and 32-year reunion Oct. 17 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Rolling Hills Country Club. Cost is $50 per person or $100 per couple. RSVP by Sept. 7 to FHHS Class of 1977, c/o Alice Chambers Crowder, 6021 Landsford Road, Marshville, NC 28103.

Sun Valley Classes of 1979 and 1980

monroe The Sun Valley High School combined classes of 1979 and 1980 will have a reunion at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Rolling Hills Country Club. Cost is $50 per person. For information, call Lisa Carroll Flippin 704-849-6320.

Monroe Schools employees

MONROE Former employees of Monroe City Schools and their spouses will have a reunion Nov. 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Union County Agricultural Services Center. More information will be announced closer to the date.

Monroe High Class of 1999

MONROE The Monroe High School Class of 1999 is looking for classmates for a tentatively schedule reunion during fall homecoming. Send contact information, including address, phone number and e-mail address to monroehigh99@gmail. com. Once the list is complete, information about the final plans and dates will be sent out.

MONROE The Union County Farmers’ Market has added a fresh market to its weekly schedule. Every Thursday evening beginning today, vendors from the daily market will be on hand from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to sell cut flowers, locally produced soap, baked goods and fresh produce. The Union County Farmers’ Market is located at 805 Skyway Drive.

Two withdraw from campaign

MONROE Charlitta Burruss, a candidate for mayor of Monroe, and Lee Little, a candidate for Monroe City Council, have withdrawn from the Oct. 6 election.

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COMING EVENTS (Editor’s note: To list the event of your nonprofit civic, social or governmental organization, call 704-2612252.)

Today

• UNION WEST ROTARY, 7:30 a.m., civic building behind Indian Trail Town Hall. Details, Sean Helms, 704-849-9332. • WAXHAW-WEDDINGTON SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB, 7:30 a.m., Rippington’s Restaurant, 109 W. South Main Street, Waxhaw. Details, Arthur Lightbody, 704-843-6048. • VIOLENCE PREVENTION TASK FORCE, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Details, United Family Services, 704-226-1352. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Union West Library. Details, 704-821-7475. •  KIWANIS CLUB OF MONROE, noon to 1 p.m., Rolling Hills Country Club. For details, call Fran Dandridge at 704-289-9429. •  SENIOR CITIZENS CANASTA, 12:30 p.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Center. For information, call Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center at 704-282-4657. • BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS, 3:30 p.m., Union West Library. Free. Registration required; call 704821-7475. • HOMEWORK HELP NIGHT, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monroe Library. For grades one through eight. Details, Kim, 704-283-8184, ext. 238. • THURSDAY TALES, 5 p.m., Monroe Library. For children 5 and up. Details, 704-283-8184. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704332-4387; 704-377-0244. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m. weigh-in, 6:20 meeting, Love Baptist Church, 707 Deese Road, Monroe. Details, 704-2251720. •  WAXHAW TOPS #613 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Waxhaw Bible Church, 6810 Pleasant Grove Road. Details, 704-843-5518 or 704254-3880. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-2196245. • UNION COUNTY CRUISERS, 6:30 p.m., Monroe Mall, next to Pizza Hut. Custom and classic cars. Details, 704-238-1600. •  PILOT CLUB OF MONROE, 6:30 p.m., David Tucker Construction, 1139A N. Charlotte Ave. Business and program meeting. Details, Vada Tucker, president, 704-292-1329. •  PRESERVATION SOCIETY, 7 p.m., Waxhaw Town Hall. •  GARDEN CLUB OF WAXHAW, 7 p.m., call Pat Kitto at 704-843-5931 for location. • SENIOR DANCE, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Center, Line dancing and ballroom dancing. Details, 704-282-4657. •  BINGO, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Indian Trail VFW, 100 VFW Lane, Indian Trail; $500 jackpot. For details, call 704-821-9753. •  WEDDINGTON OPTIMIST CLUB, 7 p.m., Weddington Optimist Park, N.C. 84. For details, call Aubrey Moore, 704-283-1805 or Ron Stamey, 704-846-1754. • BOY SCOUT TROOP 98, 7 p.m., Hemby Bridge Church, 6010 Mill Grove Road. Details, 704-882-3482. • MOTHER OF TWINS CLUB Monroe, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Hayne Street. For details, call Tawnee Bound, 704283-7685. • COCAINE ANONYMOUS meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the Friendship Home, 2111 Stafford St. Ext., Monroe. • AL-ANON, 8 p.m., First Step Recovery Center, 1623 Sunset Drive. Details, call 704-764-8527.

Friday

• EXERCISE CLASS, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center. Open to ages 55 and up. For details, call 704-282-4657. • SENIOR FITNESS CLASS, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Bazemore Center, Winchester Avenue, Monroe. Free to all senior citizens. Details, 704-282-4654. • NO JOB? NEED HELP?, 10 a.m. to noon, Union West Library. De-

tails, 704-821-7475, ext. 3. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Edwards Library, Marshville. Details, 704624-2828. • TURNING POINT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 4 p.m. at the shelter. Details, 704-283-7233. • FRIDAY FUN, 4:30 p.m., Monroe Library. For ages 5 and up and caregivers. Details, 704-283-8184. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart

St., Monroe. Details, 704332-4387; 704-377-0244. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-2196245. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nicey Grove Baptist Church, 318 Camden Road, Wingate. Details, 704-221-7352. • OVERCOMERS OUTREACH ANONYMOUS, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 1700 Secrest Shortcut Road. For details call 704-846-9223.

• PAGELAND SINGLES DANCE, 7 p.m. to midnight, Pageland, S.C., American Legion Post 92. Live music, married couples welcome. Bring covered dish. Admission, $10. Must be 21. Details, Lloyd or Margaret Melton at (843) 634-3787 after 6 p.m. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist Church administrative building, 501 Burke St. Details, 704-821-4256, 704-763-0784.

Saturday

• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 9 a.m. weigh-in, 9:20 meeting, Love Baptist Church, 707 Deese Road, Monroe. Details, 704-226-1520. • RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Southbrook Community Church, 5607 M o n r o e - We d d i n g t o n Road. Details, 704-2837402. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 10 a.m. to 11

a.m., 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704-377-0244. • OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 10 a.m., Central United Methodist Church, room 106. • THIS I REMEMBER: HURRICANE HUGO — A WRITING WORKSHOP, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monroe Library. Speaker, Margaret Bigger. Registration required; call 704-283-8184, ext. 224.


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or those of us who lived through the 1990s, a prosperous time that also was fraught with paranoia that fed fringe groups, there is a chill of dread as we watch people showing up at town hall meetings and presidential appearances with guns and grins and gab that make little sense. We are not imagining things: The Southern Poverty Law Center (www.splcenter.org ) issued a report a week before the show of guns at town hall meetings, and it told us something we already felt in our bones. Right-wing militias and nativist or “Patriot” groups are on the rise again, with law-enforcement agencies noting as many as 50 new militia training groups and “a worrying uptick in Patriot activities and propaganda.” Hard numbers of people are difficult to come by, but the center has tracked 149 active “Patriot” groups in 2008, up from 131 in 2007; three are present in Kentucky, nine in Indiana. Some of the groups are militias, others are “common law” courts, ministries and publishers made of “sovereign citizens” who believe they are above the law. The center attributes this growth to individual and group resistance to the nation’s first black president, taxes, Latino immigration and a Democratic House and Senate. ... SPLC’s Heidi Beirich said short-wave radio and obscure AM radio stations conveyed the groups’ theories 15 to 20 years ago. Today, the crazy theories are on cable news “and that’s a scary thing. It’s hard to fight back on something apparently so mainstream.” Indeed, mainstream politicians have attached themselves to some of the groups’ causes. “The birthers,” who question whether President Obama was born in the United States despite all evidence, have picked up congressional support. The name-calling, the guns, the crazy theories that won’t shrivel even in the bright sun of truth, the growth in militia groups all bring back the mad crackle of the air in the 1990s. The law and the American people need to take this seriously. One armed protester who showed up at a presidential event in New Hampshire carried a sign with part of a Thomas Jefferson quote: “It is time to water the tree of liberty.” The rest of the quote is “... with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” That was on the T-shirt Timothy McVeigh wore when he killed almost 200 innocent people in Oklahoma City in 1995. The Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal

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his week I was saddened to learn that conservative stronghold Robert Novak was lost to his long battle with brain cancer. While his life was long and full, his loss will be keenly felt. Bob was one of the old guard who defied easy description and refused to let anyone, Republican or Democrat, settle too quickly. Bob never let political leaders get away with the easy route, even when he was their ideological match. He admired toughness and strength, because that was what he himself exhibited. Bob was born in Illinois and began his journalistic career early, before even graduating high school. Then, still a young man, he served his country as a lieutenant in the Army during the Korean War. He found his calling, though, in serving the country through his writing, and over the past several decades became a versatile commentator and the writer of the longestrunning syndicated column. During my father’s era, his column, co-written with Rowland Evans, was known as the “bulletin board of the Reagan administration,” not because he was a Reagan apologist, but because he had the connections and the determination to keep the stories coming. Love him or hate him (and there were plenty of people on both sides), you can be sure that no one could avoid him. And he did more than just report. Before and through my father’s run for the presidency, Novak

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spearheaded a major push for fundamental tax reform, one grew into a legacy. In the time of the highest taxes this country has seen, he fought for ideas and solutions, not just the status quo. Bob was a mentor in his field and an inspiration beyond. His column not only served to provide honest, provocative commentary from a conservative perspective, but in it he also demonstrated his formidable investigative

“During my father’s era, his column, co-written with Rowland Evans, was known as the “bulletin board of the Reagan administration,” not because he was a Reagan apologist, but because he had the connections and the determination to keep the stories coming.”

skills. Novak conducted his investigations with diligence and care, working to avoid the increasing pressure for speed over accuracy, one aspect of his integrity which will be missed by this entire community. CNN put him on the air in their first week, and for years he co-hosted “Crossfire,” sparring with all his considerable insight and determination. His deep understanding of all things “Washington” allowed him to shine a light on these workings and put them on display before the American people with his unique skill. Through Bob Novak’s eyes, we were able to see the grit and glamour of the political system, to call it to account, and to press for answers and accountability. In a liberalizing system, he courageously wrestled against the tide, moving in the opposite direction, fighting for small government, lower taxes, and limited powers. He has left a great void. Bob Novak was a force to be reckoned with after five years reporting in Washington. After 50 years, he has become a legend. Republicans and Democrats can both agree on one thing -- Bob Novak was a man of principle and gritty determination. American politics will not be the same without him. Mike Reagan, the elder son of the late President Ronald Reagan, is chairman and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation (www. reaganlegacyfoundation. org). Look for Mike’s newest

Before health care, how about a decent sandwich? Before the government takes over more of our health care system, the least it can do is make a decent sandwich. I refer to an interesting report that ran in The Washington Post one year ago. The U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee oversees a network of restaurants, cafeterias and coffee shops throughout the Senate complex on Capitol Hill. Its crown jewel is the ornate Senate Dining Hall, where senators and their guests are served by waiters wearing jackets and ties. But there was a problem: The restaurant operation was losing lots of dough. Why? For starters, the food stunk. Many Senate staffers preferred to flock across the Capitol to lunch at the privately managed House cafeteria. It offered more options and tastier grub. The once-profitable Senate catering division had lost customers, too. That’s because senators began requesting waivers so they could hire private caterers for their special events. Imagine that: a U.S. senator

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seeking special treatment. In any event, the Senate-run operation was bleeding red ink. It had lost $18 million since 2003. It was on track to lose $2 million in 2008 alone -- a loss taxpayers had to eat. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, DCalif., then-chairwoman of the Rules and Administration Committee, wrote to her colleagues about the matter. She cited a troubling Government Accountability Office finding: The government employees who managed the Senate restaurants had little interest in breaking even. This was “due to an expectation that the restaurants would operate at a deficit annually.”

Imagine that: a government operation that runs an annual deficit. The solution was obvious to some: Run the Senate restaurant system the same way as the House system. In the 1980s, you see, the Democrat-controlled House brought in a private contractor, Restaurant Associates of New York, to manage its cafeteria operations. Its food is so good -- and its operations run so well -- that Restaurant Associates paid $1.2 million in commissions to the House between 2003 and 2008. And so, last summer, the Democrat-controlled Senate decided to do the same. It established basic guidelines -- it required that the government employees who chose to stay on would enjoy the same pay and be allowed to unionize, for instance -- and contracted Restaurant Associates to have at it. There is a lesson here about the best way for the government to collaborate with the private sector to unleash the best of human nature to attain the best possible results. The Senate Dining Hall food stunk. The reason the opera-

tion had been losing lots of taxpayer dough was that there was no incentive to do otherwise. Under the government model, restaurant employees were more prone to be agitated by hungry customers than pleased to serve them. The more customers who came in, after all, the more work employees and managers had to do. Who can blame government employees for feeling this way? Whether or not customers came in to dine, government employees and managers still got their pay and their benefits. A private organization, though, must turn a profit or the money it loses will be its own. If its employees work hard to please customers -- by offering excellent grub and excellent service -- the organization will thrive and every employee will benefit. It’s simple human nature: When people have a stake in something, they attain better results. That’s what many lawmakers are missing as they attempt to “reform” our health care system. Most folks don’t want the government to micromanage

the decisions that are ours to make. We want to increase our stake. We want to choose our own insurance and providers. We want more options, not fewer. We want to unleash private individuals and private organizations to innovate ways to improve care and reduce costs -- not more government meddling. Government’s best role here is to reset some basic guidelines to address the basic challenges -- portability, pre-existing conditions, the uninsured, cost, etc. -- then get the heck out of the way. For goodness’ sake, a group of elite senators couldn’t oversee a lousy cafeteria operation. What makes them think they can oversee a massive health care system? ©2009 Tom Purcell. Tom Purcell, a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Visit Tom on the web at www.TomPurcell.com or email him at Purcell@caglecartoons.com.


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Kennedy’s death leaves Senate void of deal maker WASHINGTON (AP) — In an era of bitter political division, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s death silenced a singular voice of bipartisanship at a time when colleagues are struggling with angry constituents and each other over an elusive plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. Some lawmakers said Tuesday the current stalemate is the result of Kennedy’s absence for the past few, crucial months. Some hope to rescue the embattled legislation as his legacy. It’s not clear that the post-Kennedy Senate includes anyone with the credibility among ideological opponents, the deal-making skills or the inside knowledge to strike a quick agreement. “There is nobody else like him,” said Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., who alternated with Kennedy over the years as chairman and ranking minority-party member of the health committee. “If he had been physically up to it and been engaged on this, we probably would have an agreement by now.” “Teddy was the only

SAT Continued from Page 1A Carolyn White, UCPS director of student testing, said students from all schools are encouraged to take advanced courses if their teachers or guidance counselors think they are cut out for it. Sometimes students are “GPA driven,” Davis said, and don’t want to take harder classes, but they also need to challenge themselves. Their GPA might not be as high with a “B” as an “A,” but they will get a more in-depth education with advanced courses. Early preparation for the SAT could also yield higher scores, he said, opening doors for students to attend the college of choice. Having that practice also bumps up their confidence for the SAT, he said, making the test “less daunting.” Students generally take a preliminary SAT their junior year of high school. Those who do exceptionally well have a chance at National Merit scholarships — another incentive to practice in and out of class, White said. Taking AP and honors classes could also cut down on college expenses, she added. Many advanced classes transfer to college credit, requiring

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy 1932-2009 Democrat who could move their whole base,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said. “If he finally agreed, the whole base would come along even if they didn’t like it.” Kennedy lost the fight he couldn’t win Tuesday,

to brain cancer at 77. But he had won countless others by embodying an increasingly rare type of bipartisanship — the kind perceived not as a threat to ideology or fundraising prowess, but as a way of getting something done, however imperfect. “Bipartisanship takes a person that has leadership and personal charm, quite frankly, and a desire to get a result,” said former Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott of Mississippi. “He didn’t try to destroy you. That’s what’s happening in Washington now. It’s gotten so mean.” Over 47 years in the Senate, Kennedy evolved into an institution himself, equal parts liberal icon and dealmaker who combined those skills to forge agreement on some of the most sweeping and controversial social legislation of his time. Kennedy worked out an agreement with President George W. Bush on the No Child Left Behind Act. He regularly worked with Hatch, notably on a federally funded program for those with HIV/AIDS, health insurance for lower-income children and

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The following are average combined math and critical reading scores for each high school. The highest combined score is a 1600. Central Academy of Technolgy and Arts and Marvin Ridge had their first graduating classes last year and do not have 2007-08 scores. School 2007-08 2008-09 CATA NA 993 Forest Hills 959 968 Marvin Ridge NA 1,091 Monroe 898 936 Parkwood 1,030 1,020 Piedmont 1,008 1,009 Porter Ridge 1,018 1,001 Sun Valley 1,014 1,006 Weddington 1,071 1,074 less money for tuition. Of 2,170 UCPS seniors last year, nearly 64 percent of them took the SAT. That number is slightly above state figures and almost 18 percent higher than national figures. Many of these students are enrolled in advanced classes. “Over time, more North Carolina students have decided to take the SAT and AP courses,” state Superintendent June Atkinson said in a press release. “This increase offers proof that more young people see education as the key to their future success.” The SAT also includes a writing portion introduced in 2006. The average writing score statewide was 480 and has remained

about the same since the portion was added. “The College Board obviously feels writing is important, and so do we,” White said. Still, she said the writing portion doesn’t yet count toward SAT scores and many colleges ignore it when shuffling through applications. Writing included, the average UCPS SAT score is 1,523; it’s 1,486 statewide and 1,509 nationwide. “Although we feel good about the scores,” Davis said, “there’s still room for improvement.” He hopes to see every school with an even higher score next year. — The Union County Public Schools communications office contributed to this story.

For some, ACT is alternative to SAT MONROE Carolyn White, Union County Public Schools’ director of student testing, said the SAT is more popular in this part of the country, but some students might decide to take the ACT. The SAT covers math, critical thinking/verbal and writing. The ACT covers math, reading, English

and science, and includes an optional writing portion. Monroe High School principal Doreen Dotalo said students looking for alternatives to a four-year college might favor the ACT, although neither test is “better” than the other. Forty Monroe students opted for the ACT last year. Some take both the

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tax breaks to encourage the development of medicines for rare diseases. When he compromised, Kennedy’s base may have grumbled but did not question his fidelity to liberal principles. Republicans trusted him to be straight with them in tough negotiations and not make it personal. And no one questioned his knowledge of Senate procedure, rivaling even West Virginia’s Robert C. Byrd, who no longer plays a big role in Senate business. Without Kennedy, the 99-member chamber lacks anyone playing precisely his role doling out the goodwill and procedural expertise necessary to make the Senate wheels spin through controversial legislation. The Democratic caucus falls from an effective supermajority of 60, enough to kill Republican filibusters, to 59, including two independents. No one is irreplaceable in the Senate, or so a popular saying goes. But John McCain, R-Ariz., called Kennedy just that in a statement Wednesday. McCain, last year the GOP presidential nominee, was even clearer over the weekend. “He had a way of sitting down with the parties at a table and making the right concessions, which really are the essence of successful negotiations,” McCain said on ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s huge that he’s absent,” McCain added. If Kennedy had been engaged in the debate past June, when he handed his committee chairmanship duties to Chris Dodd, DConn., “I think the health care reform might be in a very different place today.” Democrats widely mourned Kennedy’s pass-

ing on personal and political grounds and urged their colleagues to adopt Kennedy’s big-picture view of the world generally and health care specifically. There was talk Wednesday of honoring Kennedy within the Capitol, possibly by posting his portrait in the Senate Reception Room with the likenesses of other senators hailed for their bipartisan accomplishments. “My hope is that this will maybe cause people to take a breath, step back and start talking with each other again in more civil tones about what needs to be done, because that’s what Teddy would do,” said Dodd, Kennedy’s close friend who has taken a lead role on health care negotiations and is, himself, battling prostate cancer. “We all share the same principles. How you get there is complicated, but that’s what Senator Kennedy dedicated his life to,” Dodd added. “In his

memory, I will do everything I can as long as I can stand in the United States Senate to help us achieve that goal.” Vice President Joe Biden, in a tearful salute to his friend, said Kennedy raised the level of discourse and senatorial behavior and in the course of rising from dark chapters of his own life embodied the most selfless human qualities. “It was never about him ... he never was petty,” Biden told reporters, recalling how Kennedy stood by him when the former senator’s wife and child were killed in a car accident. “I just hope we remember how he treated other people and how he made other people look at themselves and look at one another,” Biden added. “That will be the truly fundamental, unifying legacy of Teddy Kennedy’s life if that happens, and it will for a while at least in the Senate.”

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Ralphie May, today at 7:30 p.m. at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets start at $25 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Cedric the Entertainer, J.J. and Friends, Saturday at 8 p.m. at Bojangles’ Coliseum. Tickets are $44 and $55 and are available at the Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster. Craig Shoemaker, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets start at $20 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 3721000 or online at www.CarolinaTix. org. Kathy Griffin, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets range from $49 to $54 and are available at the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster. Jon Reep, Nov. 27-28 at 8 p.m. at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets start at $25 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Jeff Dunham, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets go on sale Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Arena box office, at www.TimeWarnerCableArena.com or through Ticketmaster.

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So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets range from $38.50 to $56 and are available at the Arena box office, at www.TimeWarnerCableArena.com or through Ticketmaster.

Exhibits/galleries

Bob Troutman: Business as Usual, through Nov. 14 at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call (704) 337-2000 or go online to www.mintmuseum.org. Liberty Ships of WWII: Their Union County and Other Carolina Connections, at the Museum of the Waxhaws. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 and younger. For information, call 704-843-1832 or go online to www. museumofthe waxhaws.com. Passionate Journey: The Grice Collection of Native American Art, through Nov. 17 at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call (704) 337-2000 or go online to www. mintmuseum.org. Faces & Flowers: Painting on Lenox China, through Jan. 30, at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call (704) 337-2000 or go online to www. mintmuseum.org. American Quilt Classics, through Feb. 6 at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Art on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call (704) 337-2000 or go online to www.mintmuseum.org. The Art of Affluence: Haute Couture and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007, through spring 2010, at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call (704) 337-2000 or go online to www. mintmuseum.org. The Height of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now, through spring 2011 at the Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10

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Cedric the Entertainer will perform Saturday at Bojangles’ Coliseum. p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission, which includes entry to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design on the same day, is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call (704) 337-2000 or go online to www.mintmuseum.org.

Film

“Under the Sea,” at the Imax Dome Theatre at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Admission to the theater is $8 for ages 14 to 59, $7 for those 60 or older or 2 to 13, free for those under 2. Combo passes including Discovery Place are $14 and $10.50. For information or show times, call (704) 372-6261, ext. 300, or (800) 935-0553, or go online to www.discoveryplace.org. “Grand Canyon Adventure,” at the Imax Dome Theatre at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Admission to the theater is $8 for ages 14 to 59, $7 for those 60 or older or 2 to 13, free for those under 2. Combo passes including Discovery Place are $14 and $10.50. For information or show times, call (704) 3726261, ext. 300, or (800) 935-0553, or go online to www.discoveryplace. org.

Music

A Deeper Shade of Blue, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are available online at www. MineralSpringsMusicBarn.com. For information, call 704-668-1689. The Spinners, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. Tickets are $65 and are available by calling 803-286-1145, 803-286-5625 or e-mailing plittle@ lancastercitysc.com. Trent Tomlinson, Saturday at 11 p.m. at Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.coyotejoes.com. Crue Fest, featuring Motley Crue, Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool, Charm City Devils, Sunday at 5 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Tickets range from $29.50 to $95 and are available through www.livenation.com. Lil’ Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Drake, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Tickets range from $39 to $79 and are available through livenation.com. Southern Junction, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are available online at www.MineralSpringsMusicBarn.com. For information, call 704-668-1689. Rebel Son, Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. at Bailey’s Tavern, 1701 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe. Cover charge, $20. For information, call 704-283-0111. Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets range from $22 to $51.50 and are available at the Arena box office, at www.TimeWarnerCableArena.com or through Ticketmaster. Creed, Sept. 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Canceled. Britney Spears, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets range from $39.50 to $495 and are available through Ticketmaster. Audrey Auld, “The World Changed Today” 9/11 commemorative concert, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at Benton’s Cross Roads Baptist Church, 109 E. Lawyers Road, Monroe. Suggested donation, $5. Proceeds to benefit USO Show. Pinetuckett, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are

available online at www.MineralSpringsMusicBarn.com. For information, call 704-668-1689. Loretta Lynn, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. at Spartanburg, N.C., Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $36 and $46 and are available through Ticketmaster. The Farewell Drifters, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. at the Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. Tickets are $10 and are available through www. CarolinaTix.org. Chris Young, Sept. 12 at 11 p.m. at Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.coyote-joes. com. The Derek Trucks Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $37.50 and $44.50 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. General Johnson and The Chairmen of the Board, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theater of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Tickets are $20 ($25 for concert and dinner at 6 p.m.) and are available by calling 704-233-8316 or online at www.wingate.edu/culture. Flat Out Bluegrass, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are available online at www.MineralSpringsMusicBarn.com. For information, call 704-668-1689. Darryl Worley, Sept. 18 at 11 p.m. at Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.coyote-joes. com. Christian Music Day, Sept. 19 at Carowinds Paladium. Tickets are $42.99 and $47.99 and are available through Ticketmaster. Jamie Foxx, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets range from $49.75 to $69.75 and are available at the Arena box office, at www.TimeWarnerCableArena.com or through Ticketmaster. A Deeper Shade of Blue, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are available online at www.MineralSpringsMusicBarn.com. For information, call 704-668-1689. Brian Regan, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets are $34.50 and are available at the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster. Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects, Asher Roth, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Tickets range from $19 to $63 and are available through www.livenation.com. Dry Run, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are available online at www.MineralSpringsMusicBarn. com. For information, call 704-6681689. Saffire the Uppity Blues Women, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets start at $19.50 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Widespread Panic, the Allman Brothers Band, Oct. 3-4 at 6 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Tickets range from $19.91 to $79.40 and are available through www.livenation.com. University Wind Ensemble, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission. “A Song for All Seasons,” university choral concert, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission. Old Mountain Road, Oct. 9 at

7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are available online at www.MineralSpringsMusicBarn.com. For information, call 704-668-1689. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $54 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 3721000 or online at www.CarolinaTix. org. The Waybacks, The John Cowan Band, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets are $17.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. The Infamous Stringdusters, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theater of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 704-233-8316 or online at www.wingate.edu/culture. The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets range from $15 to $24 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. The White Family, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are available online at www.MineralSpringsMusicBarn.com. For information, call 704-668-1689. Casting Crowns, Matt Redman, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Bojangles’ Coliseum. Tickets range from $23 to $43 and are available at the Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster. Metallica, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets range from $51.50 to $71.50 and are available at the Arena box office, at www.TimeWarnerCableArena.com or through Ticketmaster. Tom Wopat: Love Swings, Oct. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23-24 at 8 p.m., Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Booth Playhouse of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $24.50 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org. Street Beat, Oct. 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets start at $19.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Maple Wood, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are available online at www.MineralSpringsMusicBarn.com. For information, call 704-668-1689. AC/DC, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets are $89.50 and are available through Ticketmaster. Jewel, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Knight Theater. Tickets are $19.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Flat Out Bluegrass, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mineral Springs Music Barn, 5920 Eubanks St., Mineral Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger, and are available online at www.MineralSpringsMusicBarn.com. For information, call 704-668-1689. The Farewell Drifters, Blue Highway, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets start at $22.50 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online

at www.CarolinaTix.org. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Peforming Arts Center. Tickets start at $21 and go on sale Friday at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the Arena box office, at www.TimeWarnerCableArena.com or through Ticketmaster. Die Fledermaus, presented by the Union Symphony Orchestra, Nov. 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theater of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 704-233-8316 or online at www.wingate.edu/culture. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $39.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Doc Watson, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. at The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. Tickets are $32 and are available at www.CarolinaTix.org. John McCutcheon, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets start at $17.50 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 3721000 or online at www.CarolinaTix. org. Miley Cyrus, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50 and are available at the Arena box office and through Ticketmaster. Luke Bryan, Nov. 28 at 11 p.m. at Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets sale date TBA at www.coyote-joes.com. University Wind Ensemble, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission. “With Instrument and Voice,” university choral concert, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission. A Rockapella Holiday, Dec. 1516 at 7:30 p.m. in Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets start at $34 and go on sale Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Kathy Mattea and the Charlotte Symphony, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets range from $20 to $50 and go on sale Monday at the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster. The Irish Tenors with the Charlotte Symphony, March 19 at 8 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium. Tickets range from $25 to $65 and go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at the Bojangles’ Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster.

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“Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple,” today at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $35 to $85 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org. “Seussical,” presented by Theatre Charlotte, Sept. 10-12 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 13 at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 1619 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 20 at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 23-26 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the theater, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets range from $7 to $24 and are available at www. CarolinaTix.org. “A Chorus Line,” Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 2 at 8 p.m., Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $20 to $69 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. “Peggy the Pint-Sized Pirate,” Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. in the McGee Theatre of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Each child’s ticket (12 and younger) free with a $5 adult ticket. For tickets, call 704-233-8316 or go online to www. wingate.edu/culture. “Late Night Catechism,” Oct.

6-8 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9-10 at 8 p.m., Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Booth Playhouse of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $24.50 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Oct. 27-29 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30-31 at 8 p.m., Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in the Booth Playhouse of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $24.50 and are available at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. “The Woman in Black,” presented by Theatre Charlotte, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6-7 at 8 p.m., Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the theater, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Recommended for 13 and older. Tickets range from $7 to $24 and are available at www.CarolinaTix.org. “South Pacific,” Nov. 10-12 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13 at 8 p.m., Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. It’s A Wonderful Life, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the McGee Theater of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 704-233-8316 or online at www.wingate.edu/culture. “Sister’s Christmas Catechism,” Dec. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4-5 at 8 p.m., Dec. 6 at 3 p.m., Dec. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11-12 at 8 p.m., Dec. 13 at 3 p.m., Dec. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18-19 at 8 p.m., Dec. 20 at 3 p.m., in the Booth Playhouse of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $24.50 and go on sale Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org. “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Theatre Charlotte, Dec. 3-5 at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 9-12 at 7 p.m., Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the theater, 501 Queens Road, Charlotte. Tickets range from $7 to $20 and are available at www.CarolinaTix.org.

Miscellaneous

“Everybody’s Gotta Eat,” reading and reception for Kevin Winchester’s new book, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Plyler-Griffin Recital Hall of Wingate University’s Batte Center. Free admission. Disney on Ice: Celebrations, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Oct. 11 at noon and 4 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tickets range from $7 to $60 and are available at the Arena box office and through Ticketmaster. Elmo’s Green Thumb, Nov. 1213 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 14 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Nov. at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Bojangles’ Coliseum. Tickets are $14, $18, $23 and $30 and are available at the Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster. Garrison Keillor, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $24.50 and go on sale Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org. The Aluminum Show, Jan. 1214 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 15 at 8 p.m., Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Jan. 19-21 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 22 at 8 p.m., Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 29 at 8 p.m., Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets go on sale Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www. CarolinaTix.org. Charlotte Squawks: Six Degrees of Desecration, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12-13 at 8 p.m., Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 19-20 at 8 p.m. in Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre. Tickets start at $29.50 and go on sale Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at the PAC box office in Founders Hall, by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.CarolinaTix.org.

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NATIONAL BRIEFS Planet does death dance with its star WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have found what appears to be a gigantic suicidal planet. The odd, fiery planet is so close to its star and so large that it is triggering tremendous plasma tides on the star. Those powerful tides are in turn warping the planet’s zippy lessthan-a-day orbit around its star. The result: an ever-closer tango of death, with the planet eventually spiraling into the star. It’s a slow death. The planet WASP-18b has maybe a million years to live, said planet discoverer Coel Hellier, a professor of astrophysics at the Keele University in England. Hellier’s report on the suicidal planet is in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature. “It’s causing its own destruction by creating these tides,� Hellier said. The planet circles a star that is in the constellation Phoenix and is about 325 light-years away from Earth, which means it is in our galactic neighborhood. A light-year is about 5.8 trillion miles. The planet is 1.9 million miles from its star, 1/50th of the distance between Earth and the sun, our star. And because of that the temperature is about 3,800 degrees. Its size — 10 times bigger than Jupiter — and its proximity to its star make it likely to die, Hellier said.

Deaths prompt recall of blinds WASHINGTON (AP) — Six companies are recalling millions of window blinds and shades, following the deaths of three children who got caught in cords that help the coverings move up and down. The recalls, announced Wednesday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, involve some big-name companies, including Pottery Barn Kids and IKEA as well as smaller companies that sold their window covers at retailers such as Target. No deaths were associated with the blinds and shades from Pottery Barn Kids and IKEA, but CPSC says there have been six reports of children becoming entangled in the

inner cord of the Pottery Barn Kids shades. CPSC says the three deaths, which date back to 2006, involved blinds or shades made or imported by Vertical Land Inc., of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Lewis Hyman Inc., in Carson., Calif. A one-year-old was killed in 2007 when he became entangled and strangled in the lift cord loop of a roll-up blind from Lewis Hyman that had fallen into his portable crib, CPSC said. The company is recalling about 4.2 million of the blinds.

Government urges calm over swine flu WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health officials are urging people not to panic over estimates of 90,000 people dying from swine flu this fall. “Everything we’ve seen in the U.S. and everything we’ve seen around the world suggests we won’t see that kind of number if the virus doesn’t change,� Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a C-SPAN interview taped Wednesday. While the swine flu seems quite easy to catch, it so far hasn’t been more deadly than the flu strains seen every fall and winter — many people have only mild illness. And close genetic tracking of the new virus as it circled the globe over the last five months so far has shown no sign that it’s mutating to become more virulent. Still, the CDC has been preparing for a worst-case flu season as a precaution — in July working from an estimate slightly more grim than one that made headlines this week — to make sure that if the virus suddenly worsened or vaccination plans fell through, health authorities would know how to react.

Obama: Overhaul our failing schools WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is making good on a promise to use federal dollars to prod local officials to turn around failing schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday told states how he wants them to spend $3.5 billion in money from the federal School Improvement Fund.

The fund is for struggling schools, but states have had wide discretion in how they spend it. The $3.5 billion is from the economic stimulus and the regular budget. Under the new rules, states are to award the money to districts that take one of these approaches: —Close and reopen failing schools with new teachers and principals. —Close and reopen failing schools under management of a charter school company or similar group. —Close failing schools and send students to highachieving schools in the same district. —Replace a failing school’s principal and overhaul its operations.

Sixth convicted of privacy breach WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth person who worked at the State Department has pleaded guilty to sneaking a peek at celebrity passport files. Former State Department employee Karal Busch admitted Wednesday that, out of curiosity, she illegally looked at more than 64 passport applications submitted by famous Americans. The files contain a photo of the applicant and personal information protected by federal privacy laws. State Department employees are only supposed to access them for official government reasons. An investigation began in March 2008 after officials discovered unauthorized access of the files for then-presidential candidates Barack Obama, John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Female photo pioneer dies OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mary Morris Lawrence, one of The Associated Press’ first female photographers, has died. She was 95. According to a death notice placed in the San Francisco Chronicle, Lawrence died Aug. 12 at her home in Oakland. A cause of death was not listed. The Chicago native joined the AP in New York on November 16, 1936. Lawrence worked for AP for three-and-a-half years before leaving in

1940 to work for the New York tabloid PM. She went on to make a name for herself photographing Hollywood stars, including Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart. Her work appeared in magazines such as Look, Life and Mademoiselle.

Dominck Dunn dies at age of 83 NEW YORK (AP) — Author Dominick Dunne, who told stories of shocking crimes among the rich and famous through his magazine articles and best-selling novels such as “The Two Mrs. Grenvilles,� died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 83. Actor-director Griffin Dunne said in a statement released by Vanity Fair that his father had been battling bladder cancer for some time. But the cancer did not prevent Dunne from working and socializing, his twin passions. In September 2008, against the orders of his doctor and the wishes of his family, he flew to Las Vegas to attend the kidnap-robbery trial of O.J. Simpson, a postscript to his coverage of Simpson’s 1995 murder trial that spiked Dunne’s considerable fame. In the past year, Dunne had traveled to Germany and The Dominican Republic for experimental stem cell treatments to fight his cancer. At one point, he wrote that he and Farrah Fawcett were in the same cancer clinic in Bavaria but did not see each other.

Test may increase health risks LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as two-thirds of adults underwent a medical test in the last few years that exposed them to radiation and in some cases, a potentially higher risk of cancer, a study in five areas of the U.S. suggests. It is the latest big attempt to measure how much radiation Americans are getting from sometimes unnecessary medical imaging. Though the annual average radiation exposure from X-rays, CT scans and other tests was low, researchers found about 20 percent were exposed

to moderate radiation doses and 2 percent were exposed to high levels. “Super X-rays� to check for heart problems accounted for nearly a quarter of the radiation people received. “Given the growing use of medical imaging procedures, our findings have important implications for the health of the general population,� the researchers reported in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. The study did not directly address whether medical imaging is being overused, but some doctors are concerned that advanced tests like CT scans are being over-prescribed, and that evidence of their value in certain situations is lacking. In some cases, tests like MRI scans, which do not involve radiation, could be used instead. In the last three decades, CT scans have emerged as a popular way to get a 3-D peek inside the body. Some 83 million CT scans were performed in 2007. Doctors use them to get detailed views of the brain, chest, abdomen and pelvis. The radiation risk from a single CT, or computed tomography, to an individual is small, but some doctors are worried about the buildup over time.

New tests hailed as more effective LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new generation of blood tests can quickly and reliably show if a person is having a heart attack soon after chest pains start — a time when current tests are not definitive, two studies found. The newer, sensitive tests give a much better way to tell who needs help fast. Each year, 15 million people in the United States and Europe go to emergency rooms with symptoms of a heart attack, but most are not truly suffering one. Those having a heart attack need to have blocked

arteries opened quickly to limit damage to the heart muscle from lack of blood. Doctors currently have two main ways of diagnosing a heart attack. They can use an electrocardiogram, or EKG, to measure the electrical activity of the heartbeat for abnormalities. But that test is not always conclusive. Doctors also use blood tests to detect elevated levels of a heart muscle protein known as troponin — a sign of heart muscle injury. A drawback with the older troponin tests is they take longer to detect increased troponin levels and by that time, heart damage may have already occurred. Two European studies published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine found that the newer blood tests can improve early diagnosis of a heart attack soon after a person feels chest pain. The studies looked at four tests made by Abbott Laboratories, Roche and Siemens AG. The Abbott and Siemens tests are approved for use in the United States.

Pitino: Scandal is ‘pure hell’ LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Rick Pitino said Wednesday a sex scandal involving a woman accused of trying to extort him has been “pure hell� for his family, and that the airing of her claims made him angry enough to speak out against his lawyer’s advice. Pitino spoke at a hastily called news conference hours after Louisville police released audio and video recordings of phone calls and an interview with Karen Cunagin Sypher, the woman at the heart of the scandal. Pitino has told police that he had sex with her six years ago. Sypher claims in the interview that Pitino sexually assaulted her.

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Thrifts eke out $4 million profit, but 40 remain in trouble that became the secondlargest U.S. bank to fail this year when it was shut down by regulators last week. Most of Guaranty’s operations were sold to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Spain’s second-largest bank. Austin-based Guaranty, with about $13 billion in assets, revised its firstquarter earnings to reflect a $1.45 billion writedown in the value of mortgagebacked securities it held, pushing its capital into the negative column at (minus) 5.8 percent of assets as of March 31. Guaranty’s failure is expected to cost the federal deposit insurance fund an

low capital reserves and other deficiencies, rose to 40. That’s up from 31 in the first quarter and 17 a year earlier. Thrifts, also known as savings and loans, differ from banks in that, by law, they must have at least 65 percent of their lending in mortgages and other consumer loans — making them particularly vulnerable to the housing downturn. The industry’s firstquarter loss of $1.62 billion was much wider than the previously reported loss of $47 million, largely because of the earnings restatement by Guaranty Bank, the big Texas lender

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. thrifts eked out a $4 million profit in the second quarter, but the number of troubled institutions continued to rise, the government said Wednesday. The Office of Thrift Supervision said the small profit in the April-June period marked the industry’s first positive earnings since the third quarter of 2007. It compared with a loss of $5.4 billion in the year-ago period, and $1.62 billion in the first quarter of this year. “Problem thrifts” on the Treasury Department agency’s confidential list, those rated by examiners as having significantly

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Cash for Clunkers moves 700,000 cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The popular Cash for Clunkers program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales during the past month, giving

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the U.S. auto industry a badly needed jolt of activity during the deepest decline in auto sales in two decades. The government, releasing final data on the car incentives, said Wednesday that dealers submitted 690,114 sales totaling $2.88 billion, bringing the program to a close under its $3 billion budget. Japanese auto manufacturers led American companies in new car sales through the program, which ended late Monday. Many dealers are still waiting to be repaid for the Cash for Clunkers incentives they gave car buyers and were allowed to submit paperwork seeking reimbursement until late Tuesday. Despite the summertime frenzy at dealerships, analysts said the growth in auto sales may be short-lived. Sales in July rose to 11.2 million when converted to an annual rate, the first month in 2009 in which sales had risen above the 10 million level. A drop in consumer confidence late last year sent sales plunging to depths not seen since the early 1980s, prompting lawmakers to create the program.

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Prison inmates get stimulus checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government sent about 3,900 economic stimulus payments of $250 each this spring to people who were in no position to use the money to help stimulate the economy: prison inmates. The checks were part of the massive economic recovery package approved by Congress and President Barack Obama in February. About 52 million Social Security recipients, railroad retirees and those receiving Supplemental Security Income were eligible for the one-time checks. Prison inmates are generally ineligible for federal benefits. However, 2,200 of the inmates who received checks got to keep them because, under the law, they were eligible. They were eligible because they weren’t incarcerated in any of the three months before the recovery package was enacted. “The law specified that any beneficiary eligible for a Social Security benefit during one of those months was eligible for the recovery payment,” a spokesman said.

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cline means builders have scaled back construction to the point where supply and demand are coming into balance. Buyers, meanwhile, are rushing to take advantage of a federal tax credit that covers 10 percent of the home price, or up to $8,000 for first-time owners. Home sales must be completed by the end of November for buyers to qualify. Builders and real estate agents are pressing Congress for that credit to be extended. If it isn’t, sales could reverse their upward trend.

was the strongest since September and exceeded the forecasts of economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters, who expected a pace of 390,000 units. The last time sales rose so dramatically was in February 2005. The median sales price of $210,100, however, was still down 11.5 percent from $237,300 a year earlier. There were 271,000 new homes for sale at the end of July, down more than 3 percent from May. At the current sales pace, that represents 7.5 months of supply — the lowest since April 2007. The de-

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have eased restrictions for private investors seeking to buy failed banks, as the tally of collapsed institutions mounts. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s board voted 4-1 in a public meeting to revise the rules it proposed last month in a way that lessens the amount of cash that private equity funds must maintain in the banks they acquire. In the new policy, the minimum capital requirement was reduced to 10 percent of the bank’s assets from 15 percent. Eighty-one banks have failed so far this year. The closings have drained billions from the FDIC deposit insurance fund, which insures regular bank accounts up to $250,000 and is financed with fees paid by U.S. banks.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — New U.S. home sales surged 9.6 percent in July, rising for the fourth straight month and beating expectations as the housing market marches steadily back from its historic downturn. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 from an upwardly revised June rate of 395,000. Sales are now up 32 percent from the bottom in January, but off 69 percent from the frenzied peak four years ago. Last month’s sales pace

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California lender IndyMac Bank, with about $30.2 billion in assets, failed in July 2008 and Seattle-based Washington Mutual Inc. collapsed in September — the largest U.S. bank failure ever with $307 billion in assets. It was acquired by JPMorgan Chase & Co. for $1.9 billion in a deal brokered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The OTS said savings institutions set aside less money for losses on bad mortgages and other loans in the second quarter. Thrifts set aside $4.7 billion, down from $5.8 billion in the first quarter but still the sixth-highest on record.

“Points of weakness remained ... and significant challenges continued, but we saw signs that thrift managers are making progress toward positioning their institutions for a positive future,” he said. In the first quarter of this year, thrifts held 9 percent of deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. By comparison, thrifts held 15.5 percent of those deposits in the first quarter of 1995. The 81 federally insured banks that have failed so far this year include several large thrifts. And the two biggest bank failures, which occurred last year, both involved thrifts. Big

New home sales show strength

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estimated $3 billion. The OTS said that troubled assets — delinquent loans and repossessed property — as a percent of the thrift industry’s assets continued to inch up, to 3.52 percent from 3.35 percent at the end of the first quarter. The total value of troubled assets declined, however, to $38.6 billion from the record $41 billion in the first quarter. The thrift industry “is not out of the woods yet,” acting OTS Director John Bowman said at a news conference. “Despite some encouraging signs, the industry’s performance remained uneven.”

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WORTH A LOOK Major League Baseball San Diego at Atlanta 7 p.m., SportSouth

WHO’S NEWS Knee keeps Panthers’ RB out of practice

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has missed practice with a sore knee. The injury doesn’t appear serious and Williams was joking with his teammates as he rode a stationary bike Wednesday. Coach John Fox wouldn’t say WILLIAMS which knee it was or when he started experiencing pain. It the Panthers without their top two running backs. Jonathan Stewart missed his 14th straight practice with pain in his left Achilles’ tendon. Williams and Stewart combined to rush for 2,351 yards last season, the highest total for teammates in the NFL in 24 years. Linebacker Jon Beason (knee), safety Charles Godfrey (hand) and safety Nate Salley (knee) also sat out. Tackle Travelle Wharton was excused to deal with a personal matter.

Braves lose again Visiting Padres cruise to second straight win 3B Thursday, August 27, 2009

Warriors, Mavs look like contenders for league title By JERRY SNOW

E-J Sports Editor

WINGATE After a six-team cross country meet, it looks like Weddington and Marvin Ridge will be among the contenders to win the firstever Southern Carolina 3A/4A Conference this season. Weddington’s girls tied Myers Park in points at Tuesday’s 5-K meet, held on the campus of Wingate University. MP won the event because its scores had a better average time. The Mustangs took first and second, with Becca DeLoache winning the event in a time of 20 minutes and 32.7 seconds. She was followed by teammate Emily Zizzi, who was nearly 20 seconds behind at 20:54.4.

Weddington’s Haley Kapheim was the top female finisher among the four Union County schools, taking third overall in 20:59.1. Teammate Chelsea Matson placed fourth overall in 21:35.4. Kapheim, a senior, placed second at last year’s Union County meet and is the top returner in UC. The Warriors placed five in KAPHEIM the top nine, including Carly Griffith (seventh, 23:06), Jessica Resor (eighth, 23:33.6) and Kierstin Cogdell (ninth, 23:34.4). Myers Park and Weddington

Porter Ridge 9, Piedmont 0

Singles No. 1 Brooke Ingram def. Courtney Hall 8-1 No. 2 Paige Hubbard def. Jessica Cope 8-1 No. 3 Madison Beltran def. Emily Briggs 8-5 No. 4 Bryce Ingram def. Naomi Bubai 8-3 No. 5 Tatiana Gomez def. Amber Kelly 8-4 No. 6 Sam Gervais def. Edy Kemo 8-6 Doubles No. 1 Brooke Ingram/Beltran def. Hall/Cope 8-2 No. 2 Bryce Ingram/Katie Wilber def. Morgan Carriker/Meg Tetrick 8-2 No. 3 Gomez/Ashley Frey def. Emily Briggs/Alyssa McLamb 8-2

Charlotte Catholic takes down WHS

WEDDINGTON — Charlotte Catholic, which is ranked No. 1 in the state in the 3A poll, pulled out a 6-3 win over the Weddington High girls tennis team on Wednesday. Alice Song got the only win for Weddington in singles as the No. 2 seed. She beat her opponent 6-0, 6-0. In doubles, Song paired with Meredith Branham for a 9-7 win at No. 1 while Sarah Carroll teamed with Samantha Wingo for a 8-5 victory at No. 2. The Warriors (1-1) play at Charlotte Latin today starting at 4 p.m.

scored 30 points each. Marvin Ridge’s girls placed third (70 points), followed by Porter Ridge (136), Parkwood (142) and Sun Valley (166). Sarah Plascyck led Marvin Ridge with a seventh-place finish (23:19.7). Five of the six teams in the new conference were represented (all but Anson County). Myers Park dominated the boys race, taking the top nine places. Patrick Sidlovsky won the event in 17:48.5. Weddington’s boys placed second (55 points), followed

Cuthbertson siblings will make immediate impact By David Sentendrey

E-J Correspondent

WAXHAW At newly-opened Cuthbertson High, a fresh start with top-notch facilities and a number of quality athletes provided an opportunity that girls tennis coach Eric Studyvin could not pass up. “I jumped at the chance to come to a new program,” Studyvin said. “I met some of the girls at a preseason meeting and the parents seem very fantastic, our players are very enthusiastic, they’re engaged in the sport — they seem to have a passion for the sport. They don’t just want to have an after-school activity, they’re actually taking private lessons and it seems like their mindset is tennis, which is fantastic.” Studyvin will take over the Cavaliers after spending his previous two seasons as head coach for Parkwood High’s tennis program. Ironically, the Cavaliers will open their first-ever season today at Parkwood. Studyvin is looking forward to getting started. “My expectations are to take my team to the states,” he said. “I’d love to win, but my goal is to take them, all of them, to the states for the experience.” Studyvin feels he has two standouts that are capable of leading — sisters McKenna and Kallie Karas. McKenna and Kalli Karas looked at tennis for stability as they’ve grown up living in seven different states. Kalli, a freshman, always looked up to her older sister, McKenna, a junior, and followed in her direction when she began taking tennis seriously.

E--J staff photos by Rick Crider

Siblings McKenna Karas, above, and Kalli Karas will be the top two players on Cuthbertson High’s tennis team this season. McKenna played No. 2 for Weddington last year. The Cavs open at Parkwood today.

See TENNIS / Page 3B

PR, Piedmont hope for better showing in Week 2 BY JUSTIN MURDOCK

E-J Sports Writer

UNIONVILLE Porter Ridge and Piedmont didn’t get the 2009 season started off the way they wanted last week, but one of them will gain momentum on Friday when the archrivals meet. The Panthers (0-1) dropped a 41-7 decision to Parkwood in a game that was called in the third quarter due to inclement weather. Piedmont had four

turnovers, but Panthers coach Frank Ambrose was more disappointed in his defense, which gave up 340 yards, including 219 on the ground. “We obvi- AMBROSE ously had some fundamental breakdowns defensively and

we just couldn’t tackle anybody,” said Ambrose. “We worked real hard in the preseason, but for some reason on Friday, we just fell apart, and I don’t know if it was a mental or physical thing. We’ve really concentrated this week on being physical and swarming to the football.” Piedmont’s turnovers led to 34 unanswered points in the second quarter. The Panthers actually had an early 7-0 ad-

Panthers edge Cavaliers in five

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has made it official: Mark Sanchez is his starting quarterback. Ryan, who made the announcement after practice Wednesday, said early in training camp he’d like to make a decision on a starter by the Jets’ SANCHEZ third preseason game. Sanchez showed him enough in two games to beat Kellen Clemens for the job. The fifth overall draft pick out of Southern California will be under center for the Jets’ opener at Houston on Sept. 13.

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Cuthbertson tops FH to stay unbeaten

UNIONVILLE It took five games, but the Piedmont High volleyball team pulled out a 3-2 win over firstyear Cuthbertson on Wednesday. Scores were 26-28, 25-14, 25-15, 21-25 and 15-13. Katie Simpson had 11 digs and five kills, Alison Florence added five kills and Courtney Barrineau totaled six kills and an ace for the Panthers (4-1, 3-1 Rocky River Conference). Nicole Hyatt posted four kills and two aces and Taylor Simpson had 15 assists for Piedmont, which also got two aces from Anna Farmer, who was 20-for-20 on serves. Jackets blank MHS The Forest Hills High volleyball team posted a win over rival Monroe in three games. Scores were 25-23, 25-21 and 25-17. Nicole Helms posted four aces and five assists, Jennifer Jackson had five kills and Amelia Stewart recorded four aces and three assists for the Yellow Jackets. The Redhawks, who are 0-4 on the season, travel to face Porter Ridge today. Forest Hills (3-2, 3-0 RRC) plays Union Academy at home next Monday.

vantage after a 64-yard TD run by Chris Butler. “You watch the film and for a quarter and a half, it was a toeto-toe game, and you can’t ask for anything more as a coach,” said Ambrose. “We are a young team that hasn’t been used to winning, so when something goes bad, we hang our heads. That’s exactly what happened on Friday.”

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Coach names rookie QB Jets’ starter

by Marvin Ridge (76), Sun Valley (118) and Porter Ridge (138). Parkwood did not score because only two runners finished. Marvin Ridge ran without juniors Chris Colo and Michael Colven, who placed first and second, respectively, at last year’s county meet. Drew Buckley placed 10th for the Mavericks in a time of 18:51.1. Reid Trexler was Weddington’s top finisher, placing 11th in 18:55.2. The first-ever Southern Carolina Conference meet will be run Thursday at Wingate University starting at 4:30 p.m. The Union County meet will be run Sept. 15 at Marvin Ridge.

Cross Country

Ready for prime time

PR blanks second straight opponent

INDIAN TRAIL — The Porter Ridge High girls tennis team improved to 2-0 after shutting out Piedmont High 9-0 on Wednesday. The Pirates have recorded shutouts against both schools they have faced this season and will host Marvin Ridge today starting at 4 p.m. Following are the results from Wednesday’s match:

Section B

By Eric Rape

E-J Correspondent

E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

Cuthbertson’s Brendon Reid (7), shown battling FH’s Jose Garcia, had an assist in Wednesday’s victory.

Waxhaw The Cuthbertson High boys soccer team won its second game of the season with a 3-1 decision over Forest Hills on Wednesday. The Cavaliers improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Rocky River Conference. The Cavs jumped on the Yellow Jackets early, going up 2-0 on back-to-back goals by Andrew Gebhart in the first four minutes of the game. The first goal for Gebhart was scored off a corner kick from Matt Cureton in the 2nd minute of the game.

See SOCCER / Page 3B


2B / Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Enquirer-Journal

Tiger preparing for playoffs lot more. Our tour is always of the four events, with $35 better when he’s here. Golf is million in bonus money for the FedEx Cup. getting spoiled.” The points system has been Golf went eight months without Woods as he recov- tweaked to put more emphasis ered from knee surgery. Now on the eight months that comprise the regular season, with it can’t get rid of him. The Barclays, which gets quintuple the value of points under way Thursday, is part during the playoff events, then a reset of the of a nine-week stretch points that allows for in which Woods will be a shootout at the Tour playing seven times. Championship for the He hasn’t played that $10 million prize. much in such a short Woods could have period since the end of skipped The Barclays the 2006 season, when and won the FedEx he missed nine weeks Cup, as he did in 2007. because of his father’s He learned Wednesdeath. day that it was posAsked why he was WOODS sible for him to win playing this year, the next three tourWoods replied, “I qualnaments, finish second at the ified.” That he did, winning five Tour Championship and not times in 13 starts to be the top capture the FedEx Cup. Or seed among 125 players who that someone could win the qualified for this $65 million big prize without having won bonanza at the end of the year a single tournament this year. “It is different, there’s no — a $7.5 million purse at each

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — No matter what players think of the golf course, Liberty National gets universal praise for its intimate view of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, so close to the shore she looks as if she could tend a flag on the green. Equally impressive is the view of Tiger Woods suited up for the opening of the PGA Tour Playoffs. Woods has not played The Barclays in six years, and this will be the first time he competes in all four of the playoff events for the FedEx Cup. At a time when PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is asking players to do more for sponsors in a tough economy, the world’s No. 1 player is pulling his weight. “Tiger Woods playing is really good,” Geoff Ogilvy said. “He’s been very good for golf lately, not just because of the TV ratings, but he’s playing a

Preps Continued from Page 1B Warriors smash Vance In Weddington, the Warriors rolled to an easy win over Vance in three games to improve to 3-0 on the season. Scores were 25-8, 25-11 and 25-12. Allison Rickher scored 10 kills, Lauren Horrell added nine kills, Kaitlyn Duckworth and Amy Schwartz both recorded seven kills and Taylor Linton added 32 assists for Weddington. The Warriors travel to face Providence High next Tuesday.

Boy’s Soccer Cougars pick up first win In overtime, Central Academy got

its first win of the season with a 3-2 decision over North Stanly on Wednesday. Trailing 2-0, CATA’s Brendan Duncan scored three consecutive goals off assists by Jonathan Wright and Abraham Ramirez. Bryant Sonsire record- DUNCAN ed three saves in goal for the Cougars (1-2-1). CATA plays West Stanly at home next Monday. Panthers rip Berry In Unionville, Piedmont opened up the 2009 season with a 9-0 victory over Berry Academy. Jonas Nader and T.J. Doster each scored three goals while Tony Tarango, Zeke Grey

doubt,” he said. “But then again, this is what we’re playing for. This is our opportunity to play well. You play well at the right time, you should be all right.” Whether the system works to everyone’s satisfaction this year, the playoffs is off to a solid start, mainly because Woods is playing. “It’s great that everyone is here,” Steve Stricker said. “It gets this off on the right foot.” For Woods, it is a continuation of quiet support. In March, he hosted 16 chief executives of companies that sponsor the PGA Tour for lunch and golf at Isleworth, some of them trying to decide whether to renew contracts. After the second round at Firestone this month, Woods hopped into a cart and headed for a meeting with sponsors. “Corporate duty,” he said with a smile.

and Crede Johnson all added one goal. The Panthers are back in action on Monday, when they travel to face North Stanly. Colts get past Cardinals In Oakboro, West Stanly recorded a 4-1 win over Union Academy. Cody Lloyd scored Union Academy’s lone goal. The Cardinals (0-1) travel to take on Berry Academy next Wednesday. Spartans nip Redhawks In Monroe, Sun Valley converted a late penalty kick to pull out a 2-1 road win over the Redhawks. Jesus Cornejo scored the lone goal for Monroe (0-1). Erick Acosta was credited with the assist. Rafael Martinez had nine saves in goal for the Redhawks, who play Cuthbertson at home on Monday.

Local Events Today High School Boys Soccer Providence at Porter Ridge, 4 p.m. J.M. Robinson at Sun Valley, 6:30 p.m. Butler at Weddington, 6:30 p.m. High School Volleyball Monroe at Porter Ridge 5 p.m. Piedmont at Sun Valley 5 p.m. Charlotte Latin at Marvin Ridge, 5:30 p.m. Parkwood at Central Academy, 6 p.m. High School Girls Tennis Independence at Porter Ridge, 4 p.m. Cuthbertson at Parkwood, 4:30 p.m. High School Cross Country SCC meet at Wingate University, 4:30 p.m.

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Today GOLF 10 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Johnnie Walker Championship, first round, at Perthshire, Scotland 1 p.m. TGC — USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, second round matches, at Tulsa, Okla. (same-day tape) 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Barclays, first round, at Jersey City, N.J. LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. ESPN — World Series, International semifinal, teams TBA, at South Williamsport, Pa. 8 p.m. ESPN — World Series, U.S. semifinal, teams TBA, at South Williamsport, Pa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:10 p.m. WGN — Washington at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. SportSouth — San Diego at Atlanta NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. FOX — Preseason, Miami at Tampa Bay TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP/WTA Tour, Pilot Pen, women’s quarterfinal, at New Haven, Conn. 7 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP/WTA Tour, Pilot Pen, men’s semifinal, at New Haven, Conn.

Scoreboard Call scores in at (704) 261-2253

Major League Leaders

Major League Baseball

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27-35

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67 .460

21

15

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75 .405

28

22

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67

59 .532

5-5

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40-20

27-39

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4

10

7-3

W-5

35-27

28-36

Chicago

63

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3-7

L-4

36-30

27-34

Cleveland

56

70 .444

11

17

6-4

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48

78 .381

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25

3-7

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22-37

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55 .560

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41-24

29-31

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65

61 .516 10 1/2

8

5-5

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51 .589

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32-29

41-22

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59 .532

7

5

5-5

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36-28

31-31

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66

60 .524

8

6

5-5

L-2

34-30

32-30

New York

57

70 .449 17 1/2 15 1/2

2-8

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34-32

23-38

Washington

45

81 .357

4-6

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27-39

18-42

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L

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54 .575

8-2

W-3

37-24

36-30

Chicago

62

61 .504

9

8 1/2

4-6

L-1

35-23

27-38

Houston

61

64 .488

11

10 1/2

5-5

L-2

35-30

26-34

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64 .488

11

10 1/2

4-6

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30-30

31-34

Cincinnati

53

71 .427 18 1/2

18

3-7

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27-36

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72 .419 19 1/2

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6-4

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27

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Colorado

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54 .571

2

8-2

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36-24

36-30

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58 .540

6

4

5-5

W-1

40-20

28-38

Arizona

55

71 .437

19

17

2-8

L-1

28-35

27-36

San Diego

54

74 .422

21

19

5-5

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games Texas 10, N.Y. Yankees 9 Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 3 Boston 6, Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 7, Baltimore 6 Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2 Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 4, Oakland 2, 10 innings Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 4, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels 4, Detroit 2 N.Y. Yankees 9, Texas 2 Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Boston 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Baltimore at Minnesota, late Oakland at Seattle, late Today’s Games Texas (Nippert 4-2) at N.Y. Yankees (A.Burnett 10-7), 1:05 p.m. Cleveland (Laffey 7-3) at Baltimore (Da.Hernandez 4-6), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 11-8) at Boston (Tazawa 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 4-9) at Seattle (Fister 1-0), 10:10 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 6-12) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 7-6), 10:25 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Kansas City at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4

Houston at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

Florida 2, N.Y. Mets 1 San Diego 2, Atlanta 1, 12 innings Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 6, 13 innings Washington 15, Chicago Cubs 6 St. Louis 1, Houston 0 Colorado 5, L.A. Dodgers 4, 10 innings San Francisco 5, Arizona 4 Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 1, 10 innings Florida 5, N.Y. Mets 3 San Diego 12, Atlanta 5 Cincinnati at Milwaukee, late Washington at Chicago Cubs, late Houston at St. Louis, late L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Today’s Games N.Y. Mets (Redding 1-4) at Florida (A.Sanchez 2-4), 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Lehr 2-1) at Milwaukee (Bush 3-4), 2:05 p.m. Houston (Moehler 8-9) at St. Louis (C.Carpenter 14-3), 2:15 p.m. Washington (J.Martin 2-3) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 9-6), 2:20 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (V.Padilla 0-0) at Colorado (De La Rosa 12-8), 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Happ 10-2) at Pittsburgh (Morton 3-6), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Richard 3-0) at Atlanta (J.Vazquez 10-9), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (Y.Petit 2-8) at San Francisco (J.Martinez 3-1), 10:15 p.m. Friday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Mauer, Minnesota, .372; ISuzuki, Seattle, .359; Bartlett, Tampa Bay, .346; MiCabrera, Detroit, .343; Jeter, New York, .333; MYoung, Texas, .329; Cano, New York, .316; Crawford, Tampa Bay, .316. RUNS—Figgins, Los Angeles, 97; BRoberts, Baltimore, 93; Pedroia, Boston, 91; Damon, New York, 88; Jeter, New York, 87; Scutaro, Toronto, 87; Cano, New York, 84. RBI—Morneau, Minnesota, 95; Teixeira, New York, 95; CPena, Tampa Bay, 91; Bay, Boston, 89; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 88; Markakis, Baltimore, 85; KMorales, Los Angeles, 85. HITS—ISuzuki, Seattle, 184; Jeter, New York, 169; MYoung, Texas, 163; MiCabrera, Detroit, 162; Cano, New York, 160; Markakis, Baltimore, 157; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 155; AHill, Toronto, 155. DOUBLES—BRoberts, Baltimore, 48; Butler, Kansas City, 41; Markakis, Baltimore, 40; Pedroia, Boston, 40; Byrd, Texas, 38; Lind, Toronto, 38; Cano, New York, 36. TRIPLES—DeJesus, Kansas City, 9; Span, Minnesota, 8; Andrus, Texas, 7; Bloomquist, Kansas City, 7; Ellsbury, Boston, 7; Figgins, Los Angeles, 7; Granderson, Detroit, 7. HOME RUNS—CPena, Tampa Bay, 37; Branyan, Seattle, 31; Teixeira, New York, 31; AHill, Toronto, 30; Morneau, Minnesota, 29; Bay, Boston, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 27; NCruz, Texas, 27; KMorales, Los Angeles, 27. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 55; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 54; Figgins, Los Angeles, 39; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 36; BAbreu, Los Angeles, 27; RDavis, Oakland, 27; BRoberts, Baltimore, 27. PITCHING —Sabathia, New York, 15-7; Beckett, Boston, 14-5; Verlander, Detroit, 14-7; Feldman, Texas, 13-4; JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 13-5; Halladay, Toronto, 13-7; Niemann, Tampa Bay, 12-5. STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit, 211; Greinke, Kansas City, 197; Lester, Boston, 187; FHernandez, Seattle, 173; Halladay, Toronto, 159; Beckett, Boston, 154; Sabathia, New York, 148. SAVES—MaRivera, New York, 36; Fuentes, Los Angeles, 36; Nathan, Minnesota, 32; Papelbon, Boston, 30; Aardsma, Seattle, 29; Rodney, Detroit, 28; Jenks, Chicago, 27. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—HaRamirez, Florida, .365; Sandoval, San Francisco, .331; DWright, New York, .324; Helton, Colorado, .322; FLopez, Milwaukee, .319; Pujols, St. Louis, .318; LCastillo, New York, .315. RUNS—Pujols, St. Louis, 98; Zimmerman, Washington, 93; Utley, Philadelphia, 91; Braun, Milwaukee, 89; Victorino, Philadelphia, 89; Howard, Philadelphia, 82; HaRamirez, Florida, 81; Reynolds, Arizona, 81; Werth, Philadelphia, 81. RBI—Fielder, Milwaukee, 110; Howard, Philadelphia, 107; Pujols, St. Louis, 107; Braun, Milwaukee, 93; Dunn, Washington, 89; Zimmerman, Washington, 86; HaRamirez, Florida, 85. HITS—HaRamirez, Florida, 167; Tejada, Houston, 154; FLopez, Milwaukee, 153; Braun, Milwaukee, 151; Victorino, Philadelphia, 151; Sandoval, San Francisco, 149; CaLee, Houston, 148. DOUBLES—HaRamirez, Florida, 37; Sandoval, San Francisco, 37; Tejada, Houston, 36; Hawpe, Colorado, 35; Helton, Colorado, 34; Ethier, Los Angeles, 33; Rollins, Philadelphia, 33. TRIPLES—Bourn, Houston, 11; Victorino, Philadelphia, 11; Fowler, Colorado, 9; SDrew, Arizona, 8; GParra, Arizona, 8; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 8; ECabrera, San Diego, 7; Counsell, Milwaukee, 7; Morgan, Washington, 7; Pagan, New York, 7. HOME RUNS—Pujols, St. Louis, 40; Reynolds, Arizona, 38; Howard, Philadelphia, 35; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 34; Dunn, Washington, 33; Fielder, Milwaukee, 33; Werth, Philadelphia, 29. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 46; Morgan, Washington, 40; Kemp, Los Angeles, 27; Fowler, Colorado, 26;

Taveras, Cincinnati, 25; HaRamirez, Florida, 24; Rollins, Philadelphia, 24; DWright, New York, 24. PITCHING —Wainwright, St. Louis, 15-7; CCarpenter, St. Louis, 14-3; Marquis, Colorado, 14-8; JoJohnson, Florida, 13-3; Pineiro, St. Louis, 13-9; JSantana, New York, 13-9; Cain, San Francisco, 12-4. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 214; JVazquez, Atlanta, 186; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 179; Haren, Arizona, 173; Wainwright, St. Louis, 157; Jimenez, Colorado, 154; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 153. SAVES—Franklin, St. Louis, 34; Street, Colorado, 33; BrWilson, San Francisco, 30; HBell, San Diego, 30; Broxton, Los Angeles, 27; Hoffman, Milwaukee, 27; FrRodriguez, New York, 27.

Auto racing 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and standings

Feb. 7 — x-Budweiser Shootout, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 15 — Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Matt Kenseth) Feb. 22 — Auto Club 500, Fontana, Calif. (Matt Kenseth) March 1 — Shelby 427, Las Vegas. (Kyle Busch) March 8 — Kobalt Tools 500, Hampton, Ga. (Kurt Busch) March 22 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kyle Busch) March 29 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. (Jimmie Johnson) April 5 — Samsung 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Jeff Gordon) April 18 — Subway Fresh Fit 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Mark Martin) April 26 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. (Brad Keselowski) May 2 — Crown Royal Presents the Russell Friedman 400, Richmond, Va. (Kyle Busch) May 9 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Mark Martin) May 16 — x-NASCAR All-Star Challenge, Concord, N.C. (Tony Stewart) May 24 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (David Reutimann) May 31 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. (Jimmie Johnson) June 7 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. (Tony Stewart) June 14 — LifeLock 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Mark Martin) June 21 — Toyota/Savemart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Kasey Kahne) June 28 — LENOX Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. (Joey Logano) July 4 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Tony Stewart) July 11 — LifeLock.com 400, Joliet, Ill. (Mark Martin) July 26 — Allstate 400, Indianapolis. (Jimmie Johnson) Aug. 2 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. (Denny Hamlin) Aug. 9 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips At The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Tony Stewart) Aug. 16 — Carfax 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Brian Vickers) Aug. 22 — Sharpie 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kyle Busch) Sept. 6 — Pep Boys Auto 500, Hampton, Ga. Sept. 12 — Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Richmond, Va. Sept. 20 — SYLVANIA 300, Loudon, N.H. Sept. 27 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 4 — Price Chopper 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 11 — Pepsi 500, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 17 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 25 — Tums Fast Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. Nov. 1 — Amp Energy 500, Talladega, Ala. Nov. 8 — Dickies 500, Fort Worth, Texas. Nov. 15 — Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 22 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race Driver Standings 1. Tony Stewart, 3,564 2. Jimmie Johnson, 3,344 3. Jeff Gordon, 3,310 4. Denny Hamlin, 3,141 5. Carl Edwards, 3,110 6. Kurt Busch, 3,103 7. Ryan Newman, 2,995 8. Greg Biffle, 2,986 9. Juan Pablo Montoya, 2,975

10. Mark Martin, 2,971 11. Kasey Kahne, 2,963 12. Matt Kenseth, 2,945 13. Kyle Busch, 2,911 14. Brian Vickers, 2,906 15. Clint Bowyer, 2,833 16. David Reutimann, 2,785 17. Marcos Ambrose, 2,639 18. Jeff Burton, 2,568 19. Joey Logano, 2,487 20. Casey Mears, 2,478

NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, standings

Feb. 14 — Camping World 300, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Tony Stewart) Feb. 21 — Stater Bros. 300, Fontana, Calif. (Kyle Busch) Feb. 28 — Sam’s Town 300, Las Vegas (Greg Biffle) March 21 — Scotts Turf Builder 300, Bristol, Tenn. (Kevin Harvick) April 4 — O’Reilly 300, Fort Worth, Texas (Kyle Busch) April 11 — Pepsi 300, Lebanon, Tenn. (Joey Logano) April 17 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, Avondale, Ariz. (Greg Biffle) April 25 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. (David Ragan) May 1 — Lipton Tea 250, Richmond, Va. (Kyle Busch) May 8 — Diamond Hill Plywood 200, Darlington, S.C. (Matt Kenseth) May 23 — CARQUEST Auto Parts 300, Concord, N.C. (Mike Bliss) May 30 — Heluva Good! 200 Dover, Del. (Brad Keselowski) June 6 — Federated Auto Parts 300, Lebanon, Tenn. (Kyle Busch) June 13 — Meijer 300, Sparta, Ky. (Joey Logano) June 20 — NorthernTool.com 250, West Allis, Wis. (Carl Edwards) June 27 — Camping World RV Sales 200, Loudon, N.H. (Kyle Busch) July 3 — Subway Jalapeno 250, Daytona Beach, Calif. (Clint Bowyer) July 10 — Dollar General 300, Joliet, Ill. (Joey Logano) July 18 — Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, Madison, Ill. (Kyle Busch) July 25 — Kroger 200, Indianapolis (Carl Edwards) Aug. 1 — U.S. Cellular 250, Newton, Iowa (Brad Keselowski) Aug. 8 — Zippo 200 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Marcos Ambrose) Aug. 15 — Carfax 250, Brooklyn, Mich. (Brad Keselowski) Aug. 21 — Food City 250, Bristol, Tenn. (David Ragan) Aug. 30 — NAPA Auto Parts 200, Montreal Sept. 5 — Degree V12 300, Hampton, Ga. Sept. 11 — Richmond (Va.) 250 Sept. 26 — Dover 200, Dover, Del. Oct. 3 — Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 10 — Camping World RV 300, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 16 — Dollar General 300, Concord, N.C. Oct. 24 — Nationwide Series 250, Memphis, Tenn. Nov. 7 — O’Reilly Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 14 — Arizona 200, Avondale Nov. 21 — Ford 300, Homestead, Fla. Driver Standings 1. Kyle Busch, 3,900 2. Carl Edwards, 3,652 3. Brad Keselowski, 3,597 4. Jason Leffler, 3,353 5. Justin Allgaier, 2,843 6. Steve Wallace, 2,785 7. Jason Keller, 2,727 8. Mike Bliss, 2,713 9. Brendan Gaughan, 2,649 10. Michael McDowell, 2,608 11. Joey Logano, 2,459 12. Kenny Wallace, 2,423 13. Michael Annett, 2,389 14. Tony Raines, 2,335 15. Kevin Harvick, 2,233 16. Scott Lagasse Jr., 2,194 17. David Ragan, 2,064 18. Scott Wimmer, 2,032 19. Eric McClure, 2,000 20. Danny O’Quinn Jr., 1,985

NASCAR Camping World schedule and standings

Feb. 13 — NextEra Energy Resources 250, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Todd Bodine) Feb. 21 — San Bernardino County 200, Fontana, Calif. (Kyle Busch) March 7 — American Commercial Lines 200, Hampton, Ga. (Kyle

Busch) March 28 — Kroger 250, Martinsville, Va. (Kevin Harvick) April 25 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, Kansas City, Kan. (Mike Skinner) May 15 — N.C. Education Lottery 200, Concord, N.C. (Ron Hornaday Jr.) May 29 — AAA Insurance 200, Dover, Del. (Brian Scott) June 5 — Winstar World Casino 400K, Fort Worth, Texas (Todd Bodine) June 13 — Michigan 200, Brooklyn (Colin Braun) June 19 — Copart 200, West Allis, Wis. (Ron Hornaday Jr.) June 27 — MemphisTravel.com 200, Memphis, Tenn. (Ron Hornaday Jr.) July 18 — Built Ford Tough 225, Sparta, Ky. (Ron Hornaday Jr.) July 24 — Camping World Truck Series 200, Indianapolis. (Ron Hornaday Jr.) Aug. 1 — Toyota Tundra 200, Lebanon, Tenn. (Ron Hornaday Jr.) Aug. 19 — O’Reilly 200, Bristol, Tenn. (Kyle Busch) Aug. 28 — EnjoyIllinois.com 225, Joliet, Ill. Sept. 5 — TBA, Newton, Iowa. Sept. 12 — Camping World 200, Madison, Ill. Sept. 19 — New Hampshire 200, Loudon, N.H. Sept. 26 — Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350 Oct. 24 — Kroger 200, Martinsville, Va. Oct. 31 — Mountain Dew 350, Talladega, Ala. Nov. 6 — Lone Star 350, Fort Worth, Texas. Nov. 13 — TBA, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 200, Homestead, Fla. Driver Standings 1. Ron Hornaday Jr., 2,458 2. Matt Crafton, 2,247 3. Mike Skinner, 2,153 4. Brian Scott, 2,075 5. David Starr, 2,013 6. Todd Bodine, 1,994 7. Colin Braun, 1,931 8. Dennis Setzer, 1,915 9. Tayler Malsam, 1,901 10. Rick Crawford, 1,891 11. Stacy Compton, 1,884 12. Terry Cook, 1,881 13. Timothy Peters, 1,871 14. Johnny Sauter, 1,817 15. James Buescher, 1,767 16. Jason White, 1,683 17. T.J. Bell, 1,657 18. Kyle Busch, 1,509 19. Chad McCumbee, 1,508 20. Norm Benning, 1,217

Transactions Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Activated RHP Tim Wakefield from the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Enrique Gonzalez for assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Assigned INF Chris Getz and OF Dewayne Wise to Charlotte (IL) on injury rehabilitation assignments. DETROIT TIGERS—Optioned RHP Armando Galarraga to Toledo (IL). Activated LHP Nate Robertson from the 15-day DL. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Waived LHP Ron Mahay. National League COLORADO ROCKIES—Activated RHP Juan Rincon from the 15-day DL. Designated OF Matt Murton for assignment. FLORIDA MARLINS—Placed 1B Nick Johnson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 17. Recalled OF Brett Carroll from New Orleans (PCL). NEW YORK METS—Placed LHP Oliver Perez on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Lance Broadway from Buffalo (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Placed RHP Jeff Karstens on the 15-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Recalled OF Drew Macias from Portland (PCL). Placed RHP Mike Adams on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 22. FOOTBALL National Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed DT Jervonte Jackson. Waived DE Jeremy Mincey. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Resigned WR Robert Ortiz. NEW YORK JETS—Waived OT Tavita Thompson. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Signed RB Rodney Kinlaw. Released RB Ciatrick Fason.


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Soccer Continued from Page 1B

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Forest Hills goalie Edward Salinas makes a save in front of Cuthbertson’s Josh Shomette (12) and Dannon Fields during Wednesday’s match. The Cavaliers pulled out a 3-1 home win to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Gebhart found the back of the net again in the 4th minute off a long cross from left to right that was tipped to him by Brendon Reid. “We gave them two goals early off set plays,” said Forest Hills coach Marq Ryan. “They caught us when we weren’t ready and played them perfectly, and number 10 (Gebhart) did some nice work on both of the plays. He was almost picturesque. They exposed some weaknesses that we must improve on.” Forest Hills (0-1) was unable to get anything going in the first half of their opener — only getting four shots on goal to Cuthbertson’s nine. Cuthbertson added insurance in the first half for a 3-0 lead when Josh Shomlette punched one in off a pass from Dannon Fields in the 20th minute. In the second half, the game changed dramatically, but Cuthbertson still held on. Forest Hills came out and put heavy pressure

on Cavaliers goalie Adam Lutz, delivering two hard shots on goal that Lutz was able to deny. Cuthbertson was looking fatigued midway through the half and the Yellow Jackets were taking advantage of it, but were unable to overcome the deficit. On the fifth stop of the half for Lutz, he made a diving save to his right — getting just his fingertips on the ball. Forest Hills finally broke through with 14 minutes left in the game when Jamie Baker scored to make it 3-1. “We wanted to come out and get up early, which is often crucial in high school games,” said Cavs coach Nelson Garner. “There are definitely things that we have to work on but overall I’m happy with the way we played. We wanted to get our first conference win under our belt.” Both teams are back in action on Monday with Forest Hills playing at home against Berry Academy starting at 6 p.m. and Cuthbertson going on the road to face Monroe in a 6:30 p.m. start.

Six-run inning carries S.D. past Atlanta ATLANTA (AP) — San Diego stunned Atlanta with a six-run sixth inning, and Kevin Kouzmanoff finished off the Braves with a two-run homer that sent the Padres to a 12-5 rout Wednesday night. The last-place Padres won their second straight over the Braves, whose playoff hopes have taken a big blow during two sparsely attended games at Turner Field. On Thursday, San Diego will go for its

first series sweep since taking three games from the Chicago Cubs on May 22-24. Coming off a 12-inning win in the series opener, the Padres failed to score in the top of the first after loading the bases with no outs, then fell behind when Brian McCann hit a three-run homer off Tim Stauffer (2-6) in the bottom half of the inning.

A three-run lead looked pretty safe against the Padres, the lowest-scoring team in the NL. After escaping that early jam, Kenshin Kawakami (6-10) breezed through the next four innings, allowing only two baserunners. But San Diego struck suddenly in the sixth, sending 11 batters to the plate and

scoring more runs that inning than their last three games combined. Adrian Gonzalez started it with a double, Chase Headley followed with a single and Will Venable doubled in a run. Kouzmanoff ’s groundout produced another run, and Nick Hundley finished off Kawakami with another RBI double, tying the game at 3. Eric O’Flaherty took over, but couldn’t stop the onslaught.

Football Continued from Page 1B Piedmont’s focus quickly turns to a Porter Ridge team that struggled offensively last week in a 23-14 loss to Monroe. The Pirates (0-1) had just 76 yards of total offense, including only 6 yards on the ground. Of Porter Ridge’s 26 running plays, 11 went for negative yardage. “Our execution and timing just wasn’t there and we played very poorly on offense last week, so that’s been our focus,” said Porter Ridge coach Blair Hardin. “We’ve got to fix those mistakes and get better.” While the Pirates’ offense didn’t produce much, Ambrose did notice their defense, which held an explosive Monroe team to just 23 points. The Redhawks averaged 32 points per game last season and have back their top three receivers. “I thought their defense looked good,” said Ambrose. “They looked solid and they get to the football. Porter Ridge is HARDIN in a similar situation to us in that they have a second-year coach and they’re still getting kids in the right spots. They lost a close one last week, but they definitely look schooled in what they are doing. They look a lot better.” Hardin also praised his defense, which held Monroe without points five times in the red zone. All three of the Redhawks’ touchdowns were on plays longer than 20 yards. “Our defense played really well,” said Hardin. “We gave up two big plays in the run game, but other than that, I thought we were pretty solid over there.”

Tennis Continued from Page 1B “We’ve been (playing tennis) for a while, but it’s been about three and a half years of serious tournament play in North Carolina, like actually hitting the courts three times a week or more, so it’s been serious from then,” Kalli said. McKenna comes over from

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Piedmont senior Justin Redfern (2) competes for a pass against the defense of Parkwood’s Will Youhouse, right, while Rebels safety Byron Melton helps with the breakup during their game last Friday.

Weddington High, where she played number two for a Warrior team that went 11-4 in 2008. Two of Weddington’s losses were to 4A state champion Myers Park and one loss coming to 3A state champion T.C Robinson. McKenna will play number one for the Cavaliers and her younger sister will play two. “I like being on the team, number one, because I get to play number one,” McKenna

said. “Being a team leader has been kind of different instead of looking up to somebody.” With Cuthbertson not having a senior class in 2009-10, Studyvin expects McKenna to carry a leadership role throughout the season. “Even though we are a new program, my expectations are incredibly high,” Studyvin said. “I’m expecting my players to perform both on the court and in the classroom.”

Although she is the team’s number one, McKenna still has aspects of her game that she would like to work on this season. “I’d like to work on keeping my composure during all of my matches, not exploding,” she said. “And I’d like to try and go undefeated, if that’s possible.” Dropping from a 4A team to 2A league, McKenna will be able to draw on a unique experience.

Panthers rookie Martin switches to safety CHARLOTTE (AP) — Sherrod Martin entered training camp as a candidate to snag the No. 3 cornerback job with the Carolina Panthers. Just over three weeks later, the rookie isn’t even playing that position anymore. The combination of falling behind others at cornerback and a slew of injuries at safety has led to the second-round pick moving to the position he played last season at Troy. “He’s very athletic, so it was a natural for him to move there,” starting strong safety Chris Harris said Wednesday. “He’s still got to learn the defense and learn the ins and outs. But

as of now I think he’s picking it up pretty well.” The Panthers expected Martin to contend for the nickel back job when they made him the 59th overall pick. The job was open after Ken Lucas was released in the offseason and Richard Marshall was promoted to starter. But Martin was slow to pick up the defense and quickly fell behind seventhround pick Captain Munnerlyn of South Carolina, who has bolted up the depth chart. Martin has also been unable to leapfrog veteran Dante Wesley in the fight for playing time behind starters Marshall

and Chris Gamble. Martin has produced few NFL highlights so far, certainly nothing like the NCAA record-tying three interceptions in one quarter he had last season against Alcorn State. “Once you know where to go you get there and play fast,” Martin said. “It’s about knowing the defense real well so I can play fast and not do a lot of thinking.” Harris warned that it might take time for Martin to adjust to the NFL. Days into training camp he joked that it’s a long way from the Sun Belt Conference. Like Martin, Harris played

in the lower-tier league at Louisiana-Monroe. “It’s just the level of competition,” Harris said. “It’s a lot better than you’re used to. You’ve got to get prepared for that.” This week, Martin’s job description changed. After starting free safety Charles Godfrey broke his right hand in Saturday’s preseason loss to Miami and with backup Nate Salley (knee) still sidelined, Martin moved to safety in practice. Quinton Teal is the candidate to start in Godfrey’s place, while Martin is working in a group that includes veteran Kevin Kaesviharn, who was signed on Monday.

She’s playing for a coach that has plenty of tournament experience as a player. Studyvin played at West Virginia University Institute of Technology on scholarship. He believes the Cavaliers have the personnel to be successful immediately. “I’ve never coached a team with this much experience before,” Studyvin said. “Even my freshmen seem to have a very upperclassmen demeanor.”


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Mom was right to insist son earn spot in college dorm DEAR ABBY: I disagree with your advice to “Perplexed Mom in New York” (June 20), who is requiring her son to live at home his first semester of college because of “less than stellar” behavior during his senior year of high school. I am a college administrator in charge of dismissals. It is not that difficult to get a dorm room mid-year because there are dismissals, transfers and students who change their minds about their living arrangements. If “Mom” warned her son that his high school conduct would have an impact on her decision to allow him to live on campus, she should stick to it. She should not let him bully her into giving him something he doesn’t deserve. He needs to understand that his behavior cost him his dorm space. She made the right call. I recommend spelling out in

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writing exactly what he will need to do to move on campus. He should be allowed to move only if he complies. College is a gift to be earned. There is no legal obligation for parents to pay for their child to attend. And when there is trouble, parents must act quickly and not attempt to block consequences their kids need to experience. It’s all part of the learning process. -- ANN IN NEWARK, DEL. DEAR ANN: Thank you for lending your professional perspective. Responses to that

letter poured in from educators, students and parents who “kindly” reminded me that times have changed since my college days. Read on: DEAR ABBY: The cost of housing and food service at college can often equal or exceed the cost of tuition. Students who have the advantage of living close to campus can save a significant amount of money by living at home. To fully experience university life and meet new friends, they can become involved with the many campus organizations. Higher education is very expensive, and students need to understand the costs. Any method to cut down on the expense, including living at home, should be discussed by parents and children. In today’s work force, a college education is extremely valuable -- and one can be obtained without breaking the bank. -- UNIVERSITY

Horoscopes Aug. 27, 2009

Dennis the Menace but that doesn’t mean you need to be caustic in your criticism of others. It’s not only wiser to be constructive; it will make you popular as well. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If you find yourself in the company of domineering and dictatorial people, it’s your fault for choosing to hang out with them -- unless it’s work-related. Be more discriminating when possible. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Try to operate individually rather than with a partner whose views always oppose yours. If you go it alone, you will have a happy and productive day. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Ingratitude could cause a lot of unhappiness down the line. It’s imperative to acknowledge those who go out of their way to help when you are in need. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Extravagant inclinations could make a big dent in your wallet, so steer clear of places that lure you into spending your hardearned money on unnecessary things. Restrict your shopping.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If the powers-that-be insist something should be done a certain way, it’s best to comply regardless of whether you know a better way. Ignore this command at your peril. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Don’t be tempted to do something nasty in order to get back at a disagreeable companion. You might momentarily feel good, but it could make you look really bad. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Unrealistic expectations about situations with which you hope to make a financial killing will lead to a major letdown. Once

your hopes are shattered, it’ll be hard to get back in form. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Whenever your ego is allowed to have the upper hand, it generally means you are way overmatched. So don’t pat yourself on the back before you get a chance to prove yourself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Caution and fear are not one and the same, even though you might like to think so. Continue to tread warily, but not at the expense of subduing the hope in your heart. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- In most collective endeavors, you tend to fare exceptionally well, yet you simply may want to be left alone at this time. If you have a business meeting, get through it the best you can. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Be careful not to make any judgment calls that affect others in a cavalier manner. Take the time to treat each situation seriously, regardless of its importance to you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It’s true that you have marvelous powers of evaluation,

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ASTRO-GRAPH By Bernice Bede Osol Your material desires are likely to be stronger than usual in the year ahead and could lead to much greater growth than you thought possible. These newly aroused ambitions and desires will clearly enhance your chances for success.

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ADMINISTRATOR IN COLORADO DEAR ABBY: My advice to that mother and her son is to call the school and ask if there is any space left in the dorms -- fast! The freshman year of college is a critical time in a person’s life, one in which students are open to making new friends. Living on campus in a dorm makes it much easier and allows them to better integrate into campus life. While there are many commuter students across the nation, they can suffer from loneliness and depression because of their detachment from the rest of the students on campus. I, too, went to a school within reasonable driving distance from home, and I know from experience how difficult it can be. -- TRACY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. DEAR ABBY: How long has it been since you’ve lived in a

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Rachel Nivens, a single woman, dated January 27, 1998 and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Union County, North Carolina, in Book 1054 at Page 657, and because of default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust and failure to do and perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained, and pursuant to demand of the Owner and Holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the property therein described, to wit: BEING ALL OF LOT NUMBER 50 IN BLOCK 2 OF SPRING HILL SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN ON MAP RECORDED IN UNION COUNTY REGISTRY IN MAP BOOK 6 AT PAGE 8. Present Record Owner(s): Rachel Nivens The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder and that the undersigned may require the successful bidder at the sale to immediately deposit cash or a certified check in an amount equal to the greater of five percent (5%) of the high bid or $750.00. The real property hereinabove described will be sold "as is," "where is," subject to any and all superior liens, and subject to taxes and special assessments. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Date and Hour for Sale: September 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Place of Sale: Union County Courthouse Date of this Notice: July 14, 2009 Stephen A. Lamb, Substitute Trustee THE LAMB FIRM PO Box 36158 Charlotte, NC 28236-6158 Phone: (704) 331-0014 August 27, 2009 September 3, 2009 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 08 SP 275 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust

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made by James M. Nash and Sondra M. Nash (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): James M. Nash) to Jerone C. Herring, Trustee(s), dated the 6th day of March, 2002, and recorded in Book 1776, Page 204, in Union County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on September 3, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 16 in Block E as shown on a map of Lake Park Phase Three Map Six Subdivision which is recorded in Plat Cabinet D, File No. 582, in the Union County Public Registry. Reference to said map being hereby made for a more particular description thereof. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3614 Esther Street, Indian Trail, North Carolina. Parcel ID Number: 07-063677 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE

BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 13th day of August, 2009. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 280.129169 August 20, 27, 2009

lina. Being the same property to Kenneth B. Medlin by General Warranty Deed from Donna C. Medlin, dated January 22, 2001, recorded September 5, 2002 in Book 1909 at Page 323, Union County Public Registry. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 13th day of August, 2009. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1013067 August 20, 27, 2009

Union County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on September 3, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot VH2-189 of Cureton, Phase 1, Map II as shown as on map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet 1, File 895 & 896 of the Union County Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 3121 Scottcrest Way, Waxhaw, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE #9E0450 ADMINISTRATOR EXECUTOR NOTICE Having duly qualified before the Honorable J. R. Rowell, Clerk of Superior Court of Union County, as personal representative of the Estate of Henry Daniel Parker, deceased. This is to notify all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 5th day of November 2009, or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 4th day of August 2009. Administrator: David William Parker 1001 Chadwyck Drive Monroe, NC 28110 August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Sidney E. Stanley and Daris L. Stanley (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Sidney Stanley and Daris Stanley) to Law Offices of Lisa F. Jarvis, Trustee(s), dated the 26th day of June, 2006, and recorded in Book 04208, Page 0779, in Union County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on September 3, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron in the northeastern right of way line of Shady Lane a 60 foot wide right of way and being the western most corner of Lot # 25 of Helms Park Subdivision and runs thence with said right of way line North 40-10-23 West 151.56 feet to an old iron, a corner of Lot # 29; thence with a line of Lot # 29 and of Lot #28 North 25-27-38 East 210.99 feet to an old iron; thence South 39-01-49 East 189.40 feet to an old iron; thence South 37-46-14 East 50.02 feet to an old iron, a corner of Lot # 25; thence with a line of Lot # 25 South 50-03-02 West 186.33 feet to the point of Beginning and being all of Lot # 26 and a portion of Lot # 25 of Helms Park Subdivision. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2210 Shady Lane, Monroe, North Caro-

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Jorge Reyes to Transnation Title Insurance Company, Trustee(s), dated the 9th day of August, 2006, and recorded in Book 4265, Page 0483, in


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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 09 SP Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Suk Jung Chang and Hannah Chang (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): Sukjung Chang) to Jackie Miller, Trustee(s), dated the 17th day of August, 2007, and recorded in Book 04660, Page 0578, in Union County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Judicial Center in the City of Monroe, Union County, North Carolina at 1:00 PM on September 3, 2009 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of Union, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING all of Lot 417 of Crane Valley, Phase II, Map 1 A/K/A Providence Downs, Phase 6B as same is shown in a map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet I, File 906 in the Union County Public Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 2225 Whiskery Drive, Waxhaw, North Carolina. Parcel ID Number: 06-204278 Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §4521.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. This 13th day of August, 2009. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A. Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 http://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1008945 August 20, 27, 2009

Byrd, Jr. to Lender's Service, Inc., Trustee(s), dated May 29, 2007, and recorded in Book 04626, Page 0548, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Union County, North Carolina, at 10:30AM on September 10, 2009, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: The land referred to in this policy is situated in the State of NC, County of Union, City of Monroe and described as follows: All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in the Buford Township, Union County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot Number 8 of Maple Knoll Subdivision, as shown on that plat recorded in Plat Cabinet E, at File Number 17, Union County Register of Deeds, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more complete description. Said property is commonly known as 3612 Maple Knoll Drive, Monroe, NC 28112. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Sharon Denise Griffin and Melton L. Byrd, Jr.. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 348.0818152NC / LMS August 27, 2009 September 3, 2009

common corner of Lot 96 and 97 of Stevens Mill Subdivision as found in Plat Cabinet D, File 997 of the Union County, North Carolina Public Registry, and running thence from said, beginning point and with the Southerly right-of-way line of said Stevens Mill Road and with the Arc of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 255.00 feet with a chord of South 89 degrees 37 minutes 44 seconds East, and chord distance of 10.77 feet to a new iron, thence a new line South 00 degrees 10 minutes 36 seconds West 104.77 feet to an iron, common corner of Lot 97 and 98 and on the line of Lot 96; thence with the original lot line of 96 and 97 pf said Stevens Mill Subdivision, North 05 degrees 44 minutes 11 seconds West 104.52 feet to the point and place of beginning, all as per survey of Bobby J. Raye dated April 18, 1997 and revised September 10, 1997. Said property is commonly known as 8228 Stevens Mill Road, Matthews, NC 28104. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Carolina Irene Nocik. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0928310NC August 27, 2009 September 3, 2009

(45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Terry Sloan and Robert Thomas. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0928267NC August 27, 2009 September 3, 2009

(8202 Stourhead Gardens Lane, Waxhaw, NC), 205 (___Stourhead Gardens Lane, Waxhaw, NC), 206 (8206 Stourhead Gardens Lane, Waxhaw, NC), 213 (8205 Stourhead Gardens Lane, Waxhaw, NC), and 214 (8203 Stourhead Gardens Lane, Waxhaw, NC) of Prescot Subdivision, Phase 2, Map 3 as shown on a plat duly recorded in Plat Cabinet J at File 783, Union County Registry. BEING all of Lot 108 of Prescot Subdivision, Phase 1, Map 1, as shown on a plat duly recorded in Plat Cabinet I at File 737, Union County Registry. 8304 Prescot Glen Parkway, Waxhaw, NC. BEING all of Lots 149 and 150 of Prescot Subdivision, Phase 2, Map 2 as shown on a plat duly recorded in Plat Cabinet J at File 782, Union County Registry. __Hampstead Heath Drive, Waxhaw, NC. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 4521.8(a), the real property may be sold as a whole or in such parts or parcels thereof as may be separately described herein. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The sale of Lot 108 of Prescot Subdivision, as further described herein, is subordinate to an Amendment to Deed of Trust and Security Agreement in favor of PRLAP, Inc., Trustee for the benefit of Bank of America, N.A. in Book 4437, Page 372 which modifies that original Deed of Trust in Book 3917, Page 81, Union County Registry. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the Union County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is Evergreen Homebuilders, LLC. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 4521.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Substitute Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale, a cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, or the sum of Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at the time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in North Carolina General Statute §§ 45-21.30(d) and (e). Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 4521.16A(b), you are hereby notified that an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court. Furthermore, any person who is occupying the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving this Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. Date and Hour for Sale: September 1, 2009 at 10:00A.M. Place of Sale: Union County Courthouse, Monroe, North Carolina. The Notice of Sale hereby given is in satisfaction of the requirements of the aforementioned Deed of Trust and the requirements contained in the North Carolina General Statute § 4521.17 with respect to posting or publishing of notice of sale. This the 21st day of July, 2009. Deborah S. Azzariti, Esq. for Moretz & Skufca, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 37 Union Street South, Suite B Concord, NC 28025 Telephone 704.721.3500 Facsimile 704.721.3555 July 21, 2009. August 20, 27, 2009

900 South Johnson Street Monroe, NC 28112 Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain deed of trust executed and delivered by the above-named Grantors to First Union National Bank, dated February 5, 2002, filed for record on February 6, 2002, securing indebtedness in the original principal amount of $77,230.50 as recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1752 at Page 755, Union County Registry (hereinafter, the "Deed of Trust"), and because of the default of in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the failure of to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Union County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on September 10, 2009 at 2:30 P.M. at the usual place of sale as designated by the Clerk of Court for foreclosure sales at the Union County Courthouse, Monroe, North Carolina, the real property in Monroe Township, Union County, North Carolina (including any improvements thereon), with the address of 900 South Johnson Street, Monroe, NC 28112, and as described in the attached Exhibit A hereto. EXHIBIT A BEING all of that parcel on the western side of Johnson Street, said parcel as described in a deed to James Walter Mangum, Jr., said deed dated 1-142002 and recorded in Book 1752, Page 752, Union County Registry. Reference to said deed is hereby made for a more perfect description. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is: James Walter Mangum, Jr. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the County Clerk of Superior Court. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of the sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat. § 45--21.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five per cent (5%) percent of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at the time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.Gen.Stat. § 4521.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. This the 24th day of July , August 21, 2009. Richard J. Kania Substitute Trustee 600-A Centrepark Drive Asheville, North Carolina 28805 (828) 252-8010 August 27, 2009 September 3, 2009

James Allen Lee, Co-Commissioner P.O. Drawer 99 Monroe, NC 28111 Steven Starnes, Co-Commissioner P.O. Box 1581 Monroe, NC 28111 Occupant 2821 Monterrey Lane Monroe, NC 28110 Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain deed of trust executed and delivered by the above-named Grantors to Wachovia Bank, National Association, dated August 25, 2003, filed for record on August 26, 2003, securing indebtedness in the original principal amount of $229,500.00 as recorded in Deed of Trust Book 3193 at Page 500, Union County Registry (hereinafter, the "Deed of Trust"), and because of the default of in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the failure of to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Union County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on September 10, 2009 at 2:30 P.M. at the usual place of sale as designated by the Clerk of Court for foreclosure sales at the Union County Courthouse, Monroe, North Carolina, the real property in Monroe Township, Union County, North Carolina (including any improvements thereon), with the address of 2821 Monterrey Lane, Monroe, NC 28110, and as described in the attached Exhibit A hereto EXHIBIT A BEING all of Lot 113 of Savannah Way Subdivision, Phase 1, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet F, File 685, Union County Registry, to which reference is made for a more perfect description. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is: Charles H. Redfern Vender Linney Moore Charles A. Withers An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the County Clerk of Superior Court. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of the sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat. § 45--21.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five per cent (5%) percent of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at the time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.Gen.Stat. § 4521.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. This the 24th day of July, 2009. Richard J. Kania Substitute Trustee 600-A Centrepark Drive Asheville, North Carolina 28805 (828) 252-8010 August 27, 2009 September 3, 2009

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA UNION COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION UNION COUNTY 09 SP 9 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF JEFFREY T. ADAMS and DENA J. ADAMS, Grantor(s), To: TRSTE, INC., TRUSTEE, AND WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, BENEFICIARY, As recorded in Deed of Trust Book 4008, Page 405, Union County Registry. See Substitution of Trustee as recorded in Deed Book 5015, Page 234, Union County Registry, appointing Richard J. Kania as Substitute Trustee. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE TO: Jeffrey T. Adams 508 Galesburg Drive Monroe, NC 28110 Dena J. Adams 508 Galesburg Drive Monroe, NC 28110 Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain deed of trust executed and delivered by the above-named Grantors to Wachovia Bank, National Association, dated December 9, 2005, filed for record on December 9, 2005, securing indebtedness in the original principal amount of $73,538.10 as recorded in Deed of Trust Book 4008 at Page 405, Union County Registry (hereinafter, the "Deed of Trust"), and because of the default of in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the failure of to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Union County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on September 10, 2009 at 2:30 P.M. at the usual place of sale as designated by the Clerk of Court for foreclosure sales at the Union County Courthouse, Monroe, North Carolina, the real property in Waxhaw Township, Union County, North Carolina (including any improvements thereon), with the address of Lot 4 Queens Gate, Waxhaw, NC 28173, and as described in the attached Exhibit A hereto. EXHIBIT A BEING all of Lot 4 of Queen's Gate Subdivision, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet I, File 391, Union County Registry, to which reference is made for a more perfect description. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is: Jeffrey T. Adams Dena J. Adams An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the County Clerk of Superior Court. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of the sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat. § 45--21.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five per cent (5%) percent of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at the time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.Gen.Stat. § 4521.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. This the 24th day of July, 2009. Richard J. Kania Substitute Trustee 600-A Centrepark Drive Asheville, North Carolina 28805 (828) 252-8010 August 27, 2009 September 3, 2009

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY 09 SP 1010 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Sharon Denise Griffin and Melton L.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY 09 SP 1059 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Carolina Irene Nocik to First American Title Insurance Company, Trustee(s), dated May 31, 2007, and recorded in Book 04586, Page 0229, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Union County, North Carolina, at 10:30AM on September 10, 2009, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Being all of Lot 96 of Stevens Mill, Phase 2, Section 1, as shown on plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet D at File 997 in the Union County Public Registry. Together with a portion of Lot 97 more fully described as follows: Beginning at a point on the right-of-way line of Stevens Mill Road (Stevens Mill Road having a right-of-way of 50 feet in width), said point being the

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY 09 SP 992 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Terry Sloan and Robert Thomas to McMillan & Terry, Trustee(s), dated January 15, 2008, and recorded in Book 4787, Page 205, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Union County, North Carolina, at 10:30AM on September 10, 2009, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: Tax Parcel Number: 09396-620 Property Address: 3008 Great Falls Drive, Monroe, NC 28110 BEING all of Lot 310 in the subdivision known as MERIWEATHER MAP 3 as shown on a map thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet G file 15-16 in the Union County Public Registry. BEING the same property conveyed to the grantor herein by deed from Cypress Development Corp filed contemporaneously herewith. Said property is commonly known as 3008 Great Falls Drive, Monroe, NC 28110. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK File No. 09 SP 0646 IN THE MATTER OF FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF EVERGREEN HOMEBUILDERS, LLC Grantor, TO: MORETZ & SKUFCA, PLLC, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE, FOR WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, BENEFICIARY, AS RECORDED AT BOOK 4585, PAGE 101, UNION COUNTY REGISTRY, ALONG WITH (I) A MODIFICATION OF DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED TO TRSTE, INC. RECORDED IN BOOK 4621, PAGE 575, UNION COUNTY REGISTRY, (II) A MODIFICATION OF DEED OF TRUST, EXECUTED TO TRSTE, INC., TRUSTEE, RECORDED IN BOOK 4720, PAGE 324, UNION COUNTY REGISTRY, (III) MODIFICATION OF DEED OF TRUST TO TRSTE, INC., TRUSTEE RECORDED IN BOOK 4806, PAGE 837, UNION COUNTY REGISTRY, AND (IV) A MODIFICATION OF DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED TO TRSTE, INC. AND RECORDED IN BOOK 4800, PAGE 500, UNION COUNTY REGISTRY. NOTICE OF SALE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Union County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned Zachary M. Moretz, Attorney, for Moretz & Skufca, PLLC, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on the 1st day of September, 2009, at 10:00A..M. o'clock at the Union County Courthouse, Monroe, North Carolina, the following described real property (including the house and any other improvements thereon): BEING all of Lots 14 (1000 Cabra Court, Indian Trail, NC), 21 (5015 Clover Hill Road, Indian Trail, NC), and 22 (2005 Orby Avenue, Indian Trail, NC) of Sheridan, Phase 1, Map 1 as same is shown on a plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet J, Files 503, 504, and 505, Union County Registry. BEING all of Lots 17 (5007 Clover Hill Road, Indian Trail, NC), 19 (5011 Clover Hill Road, Indian Trail, NC), 30 (2006 Orby Avenue, Indian Trail, NC), 31 (2004 Orby Avenue, Indian Trail, NC), 32 (2002 Orby Avenue, Indian Trail, NC), and 33 (6001 Clover Hill Road, Indian Trail, NC) of Sheridan, Phase 1, Map 1 as shown on a plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet J, Files 503, 504, and 505, Union County Registry. BEING all of Lots 74, 75 and 80 of Prescot Subdivision, Phase 1, Map 2B, as shown on plat duly recorded in Plat Cabinet I at File 969, Union County Registry.__Crewe Hall Lane, Waxhaw, NC. BEING all of Lots 204

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA UNION COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 09 SP 83 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF JAMES W. MANGUM, JR., Grantor(s), To: TRSTE, INC., TRUSTEE, AND FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK, BENEFICIARY, As recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1752, Page 755, Union County Registry. See Substitution of Trustee as recorded in Deed Book 5029, Page 296, Union County Registry, appointing Richard J. Kania as Substitute Trustee. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE TO: James Walter Mangum, Jr. 611 E. Sandy Ridge Road Monroe, NC 28112 Unknown Spouse of James Walter Mangum, Jr. 611 E. Sandy Ridge Road Monroe, NC 28112 Occupant

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA UNION COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 09 SP 16 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF VENDER L. MOORE and CHARLES REDFERN, Grantor(s), To: TRSTE, INC., TRUSTEE, AND WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, BENEFICIARY, As recorded in Deed of Trust Book 3193, Page 500, Union County Registry. See Substitution of Trustee as recorded in Deed Book 5015, Page 232, Union County Registry, appointing Richard J. Kania as Substitute Trustee. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE TO: Charles H. Redfern 2821 Monterry Lane Monroe, NC 28110 Unknown Spouse of Charles H. Redfern 2821 Monterry Lane Monroe, NC 28110 Charles A. Withers 531 Seneca Place Charlotte, NC 28210 Unknown Spouse of Charles A. Withers 531 Seneca Place Charlotte, NC 28210 Vender Linney Moore 5921 Mullis Road Charlotte, NC 28215 Unknown Spouse of Vender Linney Moore 5921 Mullis Road Charlotte, NC 28215

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA UNION COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 09 SP 85 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF TIMOTHY C. GREGORY and ARTEMIS G. GREGORY, Grantor(s), To: TRSTE, INC., TRUSTEE, AND WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, BENEFICIARY, As recorded in Deed of Trust Book 4553, Page 716, Union County Registry. See Substitution of Trustee as recorded in Deed Book 5029, Page 761, Union County Registry, appointing Richard J. Kania as Substitute Trustee. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE TO: Timothy C. Gregory 676 Ennis Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Artemis G. Gregory 676 Ennis Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain deed of trust executed and delivered by the above-named Grantors to Wachovia Bank, National Association,


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dated May 14, 2007, filed for record on May 15, 2007, securing indebtedness in the original principal amount of $201,246.00 as recorded in Deed of Trust Book 4553 at Page 716, Union County Registry (hereinafter, the "Deed of Trust"), and because of the default of in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the failure of to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Union County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on September 10, 2009 at 2:30 P.M. at the usual place of sale as designated by the Clerk of Court for foreclosure sales at the Union County Courthouse, Monroe, North Carolina, the real property in Sandy Ridge Township, Union County, North Carolina (including any improvements thereon), with the address of Lot 8 Foxwood Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173, and as described in the attached Exhibit A hereto. EXHIBIT A BEING all of Lot 8 of Foxwood Subdivision, Map 2, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Cabinet E, File 940 (a revision of Plat Cabinet D, File 133), Union County Registry, to which reference is made for a more perfect description. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is: Timothy C. Gregory Artemis G. Gregory An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the County Clerk of Superior Court. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving this notice of the sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat. § 45--21.10(b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five per cent (5%) percent of the amount bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00). Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance purchase price so bid at the time, he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.Gen.Stat. § 4521.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. This the 27 day of July, 2009 Richard J. Kania Substitute Trustee 600-A Centrepark Drive Asheville, North Carolina 28805 (828) 252-8010 August 27, 2009 September 3, 2009

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Please check your ad the 048 Prof/Tech first day it runs. If you find an error, call the first day so 109 REAL ESTATE Owner financing 3br 2.5ba Southeast Charlotte law your ad can be corrected. town home. $149,900.00 firm has immediate The Enquirer-Journal will owner financing available. opening for an Estate give credit for only the first REAL ESTATE - RENT 4005 F Christine Lane Administration Paraincorrect publication. Waxhaw NC (Alma Villegal with a minimum of 2 112 Apartments lage) Call 704-609-5463 years exp. Good benefits. PAYMENT Send resume and salary Camelot Apt 3mo. free Pre-payment is required for requirement to: PO Box Very nice 3br 1ba new power $125wk, $150dep. all individual ads and all 01130, c/o The Enquirerpaint hdwd floors, lg yard $50mo. water/garbage tobusiness ads. Business acJournal, PO Box 5040, Monroe, $750mo +dep tal $325 to move in weekcounts may apply for pre-apMonroe, NC 28111-5040. ly. no pets. Pageland also 704-289-4017/980-721-6214 proved credit. For your conDuplexes, 2 & 3BR housvenience, we accept Visa, PETS & LIVESTOCK REAL ESTATE - SALE es (843)672-5616 Master Card, cash, or checks 060 Pets & Supplies 126 Houses For Sale ★ Monroe Apt. ★ FAX: 704-289-2929 1mo. free w/12mo. lease Maltese/Shih Tzu mix bk & $8,000 Tax Credit to buy ★★★★★★★★★★★★ Beautiful, quiet, patio’s wht male 1yr. old trained, your first home Call to w/pool, paid water good w/kids. very sweet see if you may qualify 014 Lost & Found Studio’s $410 1br $499 $300 (704)218-3060 New Homes Available 2br $585-615 & 3br $690 Found Pitt Bull mix brindle from $129,900 Leon 704704-289-5949 MERCHANDISE color, Forest Park area 607-2602 (704)882-6990 ★★★★★★★★★★★ MOBILE HOMES 069 Appliances Completely Remodeled Found puppy brown & wht. 2br, 1.5ba Townhouse Sun Valley HS area call Refrigerator & Stoves 137 Modular Homes-Sale Small pets allowed to identify (704)201-7494 $99.99 No pet dep. Shown by Washers & Dryers $79.99 appt only 704-283-1912 FOR SALE 3br 2ba moduFound small dog intersection 704-649-3821 lar w/beautiful porch on 1 Starting at $595mo. & Canal & Cheraw Rd. call ac. $698 mo. 0-down Ask about deposit special to identify (704)624-3912 078 Feed/Seed/Plants 704-320-4878 ★★★★★★★★★★★ Found small dog Olive Fescue Grass Seed Large 2br & large 1br apt. 138 Mobile Homes - Rent Branch Dr. call to identify 50 lbs. bags $35 in Historic Downtown (704)283-0539 2 & 3 BR mobile homes (704)624-5246 Monroe near all municipal on 1ac lots 10 min from buildings (704)553-0271 Found small male dog possiMonroe cross NC/SC line. 082 Yard/Garage Sales bly Corgi mix Ind. Trl call (843)672-7445 Newly Remodeled Sammigirl93@yahoo.com Atkinson Rentals Large Yard Sale Sat. 8/29, Townhouse 2bd/1.5 ba 8-12, 105 W. Myers St. $600mo. off Skyway Dr. Wingate: 2 mo free rent 704-283-3097 3BR 2BA $600 090 Miscellaneous 2BR 2BA $525 Cent H/A. 113 Duplexes No pets. 704-451-8408 8' Truck Cap. Bought 2004. Vintage Hill Duplexes Hardly used. Black 2br 1ba $630mo. 140 Mobile Homes - Sale $200. Call 704-589-1505 Great, safe community If you find an item, call us (704)292-1329 $500.00 DN moves and place your FREE ad.

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CED! LEASE TO OWN!! 2322 Lexington Ave. (Near New Walter Bickett Elem.)

FOR SALE BY OWNER, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH HOUSE $725,000

2224 heated sq. ft. Built in 2004. Like new inside and out 3-4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, stone and vinyl exterior, new appliances.

5 BD, 4 BTH, ON CHANNEL, TWO BLOCKS FROM BEACH WWW.NORTHMYRTLEBEACHTRAVEL.COM, RENTAL HOUSE NAME, AQUAVIEW, 704-975-5996,WCMMCLEOD@CS.COM

$169,900 to buy or lease to purchase. Call 704-488-7722

$500,000 Call day 704-291-1061 or night 704-289-1734

MLS 810187 $348,000 FSBO 704-694-8271 704-385-9294

Hamilton Place • 2808 Arrowhead Ct. $172,500 3 Bed/2 1/2 Bath/+Bonus Room, 1760 sq. ft. / .39 acre premium lot, 2 Car Garage, Gas FP, New Paint, Carpet, ceramic tile, counter tops & gutters. Master suite w/trey ceiling. Contact Perkins Properties, 704-579-1364 MLS 717444

Lot $30,000

SKYECROFT

5930 Timbertop Lane Charlotte, NC 28215

.87 ac cul-de-sac lot. Gated Community with full amenities; Swim,Tennis, Club House. $189,000. MLS#850338.

Call Remax Executive: 704.602.8295, Lara Taylor

Call 704-488-5869 Terri Purser Re/Max Steeplechase Monroe

For Sale

New 2007, 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, rec room, s/s appliances, ceramic tile, 1 ac lot, lots of extras. Must see! $167,400 CALL 704-243-4656

4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage. Over 2000 square feet. Near Waxhaw. 704-621-7799

NEW CONSTRUCTION Lifestyle Builders, Inc. 302 Meadowbrook Dr., Stallings

5 Bedrooms! 3-Car Garage with workbench! Stone gas FP! Bkfst bay, formal DR, warranty, Porter Ridge schools! Hurry! $199,900 (145) MLS #818545

Forest Park - 1 mi. from I-485 off Hwy. 74 in Union County. Stallings Elem - Porter Ridge schools. 1/2 acre wooded lot, 3 BR/2 BA with brick veneer, maint. free exterior, cathedral ceiling, front porch & concrete drive. $144,700 incl. some closing costs. Call Mike at 704-361-4308.

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops/ hardwoods and ceramic tile/jacuzzi jet master bath. Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

Attention Golfers FOR SALE BY OWNER 2731 Rolling Hills Drive 704-283-6519 or 704-242-1303 Brick home w/approx. 3200 sq. ft. w/4 large BDs, 3 Full BAs, 2 half BAs, GR room w/rock fireplace w/gas logs. Formal dining room, Bkfst room & kitchen w/pantry. Rear deck overlooking large yard w/garden spot. Oversized garage. Porter Ridge School District.

Historic House in the Federal List of Historic Places. Located at 501 Franklin St. on the corner of W. Franklin & N. Crawford. For sale for $159,000. Massive rehab work from roof to cellar. It was built to house two separate Medical Doctors with a Pharmacy occuping the center section. Today there is three separate apartments with large impressive rooms & separate utilities. Call 704-553-0271 or 704-287-2440.

3BR 2B home on 1.23 acres Pageland SC. home has sheetrock walls, new laminate floors, berber carpet, front and rear decks, septic tank, Pela storm doors, counter tops, whirlpool tub with jets. heat pump is 2 yrs old. Refri, stove and dishwasher and gas logs to remain. This home is top of the line. Home can be seen on my web site : terripurser.remax-carolina.com list price $79,500.

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Bob Parker

704-221-7363

For Sale by Owner, 50 acres Piedmont schools, well installed perk permitted. Mostly wooded, some grass.

NEW SALEM/POLK MTN.

2200 HSF, cedar ext. w/ALL NEW paint, roofing, windows, air. 2-1/2 BA, 3 BR + bonus room over dbl. gar. Custom oak cabinets. Covered back porch overlooking nice 24’x40’ shop/office. 5 acs. in great location.

Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

UNDER THE PECAN TREE ... new 3BR ranch with luxury MBR, kitchen with island & smoothtop stove, ceiling fans, cable ready, cement drive, front porch, underground utilities. Qualifies for 100% financing. Just $99,900! (154) MLS #827646

$169,000

Bob Parker

704-221-7363

881 Clonmel Drive • Desired Shannamara Golf Community Breathtaking brick home w/open floor plan. Master on main. Gourmet kitchen w/extras. Oversize bedrooms & Loft. Beautiful landscape w/deck, & in-ground pool. Fenced yard w/ mature trees behind for privacy. For more information and virtual tour visit http://www.MyRealtorMichael.com/ Offered at $399,900

Michael Calabrese 704-231-7750

7321 Morgan Mill Road All Brick 3 Br, 3.5 Ba Home, approx 3200 htd sq ft, on approx 6 acres! HUGE eat-in Gourmet kitchen, Sunroom overlooking pool, Office/Bonus room, HUGE laundry room w/ Island, 9’ ceilings and more! Piedmont Schools, 20 x 40 Inground Pool, Great place for Horses. $329,900. Owner/NC Broker

704-661-2551 Reasonable Real Estate Fees mailto:spring@strandcastles.com

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Ranch home with all new tile flooring/all new neutral carpet thru out/Master bath has dual sinks/garden tubshower. Kitchen has new installed oven. Jeff Hall - Realtor/Broker 980-722-6702-cell jeffhall@kw.com

Enjoy entertaining in this wonderful Marshville home: over 3500 sq. ft. on 2 acres. Holiday dinners a breeze to prepare in the spacious kitchen. Grand living and dining rooms. 5 bedrooms; 5 fireplaces; den; screeened porch. Call Elsie: 704-363-8815 PRUDENTIAL CAROLINAS REALTY

403 BROOKGREEN DR. OFFERED AT $129,900 WITH SELLER TO PAY $1000 in closing costs.1.5 Story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1651 sq. feet, Hardwood Foyer and Berber Throughout, Freshly Painted Interior and Updated appliances Vinyl replacement windows, Large .45 acre lot nicely landscaped with Accent Pond, Beautiful Trees, and large variety of plantings 12x14 Building/Shop with Power CONTACT WILL SMITH (704)506-9385

BELOW TAX VALUE $123,000 5808 Bridgeway in Alexis Point Will lease to own at $900 per month 3bd 2.5 ba All appliances included UnionCountyForeclosures.com

Janet & Bob’s Foreclosures 704-282-9338

Huge 3854 sq. ft . 4bd 3.5ba New H/AC systems Inground pool Hardwoods $189,900 Will rent to own $1100. 903 Walters St. UnionCountyForeclosures.com

Janet & Bob’s Foreclosures 704-282-9338

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