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WHO’S NEWS Dell incentives are likely lost RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina politicians wary they may be blamed for a boondoggle have assured that taxpayer money that helped lure a massive Dell Inc. computer assembly plant to North Carolina will be recovered. But millions of dollars spent on road upgrades and worker training may never come back after the plant near Winston-Salem shuts down in January. Dell announced Wednesday, four years and two days after its grand opening, 905 workers will lose their jobs when its desktop computer manufacturing plant closes. The vast majority of the tax breaks, cash grants and other promises worth up to $318 million that lured Dell was tied to the company meeting milestones for jobs created and money invested in the project. The company got the potentially rich deal by seeming to offer steady assembly work paying an average of $14 an hour for hundreds of dislocated furniture and tobacco workers in central North Carolina. State and local officials have stressed their contracts include provisions forcing Dell to repay big chunks of money. “We made it very clear to them (Dell officials), and they already understood it quite frankly, that every red cent of incentives money had to come back to the people of North Carolina,” Gov. Beverly Perdue said this week.
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Obama wins Peace Prize Nobel committee disagrees with critics WASHINGTON (AP) — When Arizona State University declined to give President Barack Obama an honorary degree, saying it was too early in his presidency, Obama essentially agreed. “I come to embrace the notion that I haven’t done enough in my life,” Obama told the class of 2009 last May. On Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee begged to differ. It stunned the world by awarding Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, citing global optimism fostered by calls for peace and cooperation by a president in office less than nine months. The committee also praised Obama’s pledges to reduce the world’s cache of nuclear arms, ease American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthen the U.S. role in combating climate change. Obama’s reaction was about the same as it was in Arizona. “I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations,” Obama said,
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Word on the Street:
What do you think about President Obama winning the Peace Prize?
“I don’t think he deserves it any more than I do. He’s a liberal who believes in abortion, gay marriage and sets a bad example for our kids by drinking beer.” Tracy Rodriguez Monroe
“I don’t think it’s bad that he won, but we are still in a war. It’s been eight years and our boys are still getting killed. We need to either be all in or all out.” Willis Rimmer Monroe
“I think it’s wonderful. It reminds me of how I felt when Dr. Martin Luther King won.” Bessie Edgewortb Pageland, S.C.
Vacation program transports pupils to the Old West BY TIFFANY LANE
BY TIFFANY LANE
MONROE Today, $10 can buy dinner, admission to a gospel concert and some breathing room for local ministries. A barbecue chicken meal and concert will raise money for the Restoration House and local feeding missions. The Restoration House in Monroe is a faith-based housing program for men recently released from correctional facilities and rehabilitation programs. Money raised from the meal will go to support the ministry’s operation, as well as the 10 men who currently live there. Occupants participate in Bible studies, cook their own meals and work odd jobs to give back to the community. The Rev. Dom Duarte oversees the ministry and said he would like to purchase a larger van to transport the men to church and extracurricular activities. He would also like to buy the land the ministry leases on Franklin Street. Following the meal, several local churches will provide entertainment with singing, dancing and drama. Money raised from the concert will go to Gertie’s Heart, a ministry that feeds children in the United States, Kenya and Guatemala. Dom Duarte’s brother, Thom Duarte, heads that ministry, which comes under the umbrella of PT 1615 Missions Ministry in Monroe. PT 1615 refers to Preacher Thom and the Bible verse Mark 16:15. Gertie’s Heart is named after the Duartes’ mother, “one of the most generous people I know,” Thom Duarte said. Combined, the feeding ministry reaches more than 250 children overseas. Gertie’s Heart also works
“I think it’s a great thing. Hopefully it will help lead other people (to peace).”. Thomas Massey Monroe
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Horseman Mark Hausman cracks a whip. The noise sounds as loud as a gun going off but does not spook his horse. Hausman used demontration to show how well he has trained his horse Woodrow.
MONROE Year-round schools are on a two-week break, but nearly 300 Benton Heights students spent the first week on campus anyway. Benton Heights Elementary offered an enrichment program this week, integrating a “wild West” theme into daily activities. Assistant principal Denise Creech said the goal was to introduce students to a culture to which they aren’t usually exposed. Principal Mike Harvey donned a sheriff ’s outfit and walked the halls with a fake badge. “Last week, I did the merengue for the Latin dance festival,” he said. “This week, I’m doing the square dancing, so by the end of the year, I should be pretty good. I should be ready for ‘Dancing with the Stars.’”
Students spent up to six hours a day painting teepees, making crafts, cooking and meeting cowboys and square dancers. They took field trips to Latta Plantation and Reed Gold Mine. The gold mine proved to be a favorite. Swinging a small, black pouch by its strings, thirdgrader Tanya Thompson said she found an ounce of gold. Students “bought” items with the gold they found. Thompson later browsed a number of tables displaying belt buckles, beaded bracelets and homemade candles. Second-grader Kelli Crump decided to buy popcorn instead. Swallowing one last mouthful, she explained how the older students made candles out of “bee wax.” Like Thompson, Crump found only “one little
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Firefighters’ competition opens today BY JASON deBRUYN
MONROE Firefighters will carry mannequins and douse targets until a department is declared champion in the annual Union County firefighters competition. “It’s something that we always look forward to,” Monroe Fire Chief Ron Fowler said. “It’s a good time for the different departments to come together and enjoy a time of fellowship and friendly competition.”
Certainly the competition aspect is not lost on the participants. “Firefighters are very competitive and I’m sure everybody will be doing their best,” Fowler said. Events are kept under strict lock and key prior to the competition — “That way it doesn’t give anybody an unfair advantage,” Fowler said — but one constant is the individual triathlon in which a firefighter does hose drills and simulates a rescue with a mannequin. In addition to the competition,
Fowler said the event is a good time for the departments to “maintain and foster their relationships.” The more events the departments do together, “the better we work together when we need to call on each other.” he said. “Regardless of who wins, it’s a good day.” Fire trucks will line up at Monroe Crossing at 7:45 a.m. and caravan to the training tower at the end of Quarry Road. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:15 a.m.; the free event is open to the public.
Hunter case recessed until Monday By Jason deBruyn
MONROE Judge David Lee has suspended the Jamez Hunter murder trial because the final witness for the defendant will not be available until Monday. An expert witness who has done a psychological evaluation on Jamez Dorjan Hunter, 27 formerly of 124 W. Union St., Marshville,
was scheduled to testify yesterday but he was not available because his wife gave birth to a son Friday morning in Durham. Hunter is charged with firstdegree murder in the May 6, 2007, death of his grandmother, Rosia Lee Hunter. She was found beaten, strangled and stabbed. Jamez Hunter has pleaded not guilty and testified that he was “blacked out” on a mixture of ec-
stasy and crack cocaine when his grandmother was killed. When he regained consciousness, Rosia Hunter was dead and Jamez Hunter had blood on his shirt and pants. Defense attorney Norman Butler assured Lee that the doctor would be available Monday morning. This will be the final witness before closing arguments and the jury begins deliberating.
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MONROE Wilhelmina Simmons Hamer, 87, died Friday (Oct. 9, 2009) at Carolinas Medical Center-Union. She was married to the late Eugene F. Hamer. Arrangements will be announced by McEwen Funeral Home.
MONROE Mr. Wade Secrest, age 85, died Friday, October 9, 2009, at Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Indian Trail, N.C. Wade was born February, 18, 1924, son of the late Clarence and Ellie Broome Secrest. His ancestors came to America from Switzerland in the mid 1700s and were early settlers of Union County, N.C. While he was a third-year student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a member of the Naval ROTC program, he was called to active duty during WWII. For his metrious duty during WWII and the Korean War, he was awarded the following medals: The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with five engagement stars, the China Service Medal, WWII Victory Metal and the American Campaign Medal. During peace time he was an engineer on naval ships out of the port of Newport, R.I. Also, he was commandant of the Naval Training Centers in McKeesport, Pa, and Columbus, Ga., and lastly the Naval Reserve Center in Charlotte, N.C. After his honorable discharge from the Navy after 22 years, he returned to Union County and managed for 35 years his families’ large cattle farm on Weddington Road. Mr. Secrest is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bettie Sturgis Secrest; sons, Samuel Wade Secrest and Sandy Gellis of Asheville, N.C., Michael Secrest and Susan Amadore of Monroe, N.C., Ned Secrest and wife Lynn of Spartanburg, S.C.; daughters, Patricia Secrest Ross and husband Tom of Monroe, N.C., Dr. Corinne Secrest Goodwin and husband Stephen of Matthews, N.C.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Wade enjoyed fishing with his grandsons at the family farm, he wanted to leave them with fond memories. Memorial services to celebrate the life of Wade will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11. 2009, at Central United Methodist Church columbarium, with Rev. Sally Goodwin officiating. Inurnment will follow in the columbarium. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Lake Park Nursing Center for their skilled and kind service to Mr. Secrest. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service of Monroe is assisting the family of Mr. Secrest. PAID OBITUARY
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House of Pearls chaplain Terry Merritt, center, gives Jan Pearson, of Waxhaw, a grand tour of the recently remodeled facility during Sunday’s open house in Wingate. On the couch, watching a football game, is Rob Evans of Monroe.
Halfway house for women opens in Wingate WINGATE The House of Pearls, Union County’s first halfway house for local women, opened Sunday. With more women going through the judicial system — many of them for drug-related offenses — Terry Merritt decided several years ago
to offer them a faith-based transitional home. Merritt is a former chaplain and life skills program leader for the Union County Jail. She also heads His Perfect Love Ministry. The House of Pearls is an old Wingate farmhouse and will house five
women for six months at a time. They will learn interviewing and job application skills, cook, hold Bible studies and volunteer with other ministries. Some women will come from nearby jails; others, from the streets. Volunteers will be on
hand day and night. The House of Pearls is still in need of lawn furniture, groceries and monetary donations to run the house. For more information, visit www.hisperfectlove. org or call Merritt at 704400-8555.
Sutton Park neighborhood walk will be Wednesday MONROE Monroe city officials will conduct a neighborhood walk in the Sutton Park neighborhood Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting at the Sutton Park Recreation Center. The walk will allow representatives from
several city departments (police, fire, planning, engineering, code enforcement, public information, etc,) to assess the neighborhood needs and determine what can be done to better improve communication and service between city officials and residents.
“These walks are great opportunities for residents to express their needs and concerns to city staff, while giving the same opportunity for city staff to pass on information to residents,” City Manager Wayne Herron said in a press release.
Sutton Park residents may participate in the walk and share their neighborhood concerns. Additional neighborhood walks will be scheduled quarterly. For additional information, contact Communications and Tourism Officer Pete Hovanec at (704) 282-4542.
tails, call 704-282-1402. • INDIAN TRAIL TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), private weighin, 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m; meeting 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Indian Trail United Methodist Church, 113 Indian Trail Road. First visit free. Details, 704843-9365. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • WINGATE LIONS CLUB, 6:30 p.m., Wingate University, LaVerne Banquet Hall. Visitors welcome. • TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY), 6:30 p.m. weigh-in, 7 p.m. meeting, First Baptist Church, 109 Morrow Ave. For details, call 704-2261341. • SUN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB, board members 6:30 p.m., general public 7 p.m. in the school media center. • WAXHAW TOPS No. 800, 6:30 p.m., Bonds Grove United Methodist Church. Details, 704-8432735. • MONROE CIVITAN CLUB, 7 p.m., Wingate University LaVerne Banquet Hall. Anyone interested in joining call Pat Laney at 704-283-5711. • MONROE HIGH SCHOOL BAND BOOSTERS, 7 p.m., MHS band room. • PIEDMONT HIGH SCHOOL BAND BOOSTERS monthly meeting, 7 p.m. in the band room at Piedmont High School. • UNION COUNTY NAACT, 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Wingate. • GIRL SCOUT SERVICE UNIT NO. 2, meeting, 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church.
• PARKWOOD BOOSTERS CLUB, 7 p.m., Parkwood Middle, library. For details, call 704-764-2910. • UNION COUNTY BLACK CAUCUS, 7 p.m., Bazemore Center. Details, 704-233-4037. • UNION CHORALE, 7 p.m., Stallings United Methodist Church, 1115 Stallings Road. Details, Sandy McReynolds, 704238-1555. • UNIONVILLE LIONS CLUB, 7 p.m., Unionville Community Building. Details, Betty Hinson 704-283-6364. • DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF UNION COUNTY, 7 p.m., Old Armory Community Center, 500 S. Johnson St. Speaker, Christine Jacobson of Turning Point. Details, Jeanette Sherrod, 704289-5373. • PIEDMONT HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC BOOSTERS CLUB, 7:30 p.m., high school media center. • TRUTH LODGE No. 749 A.F. & A.M., 520 E. Franklin St. Regular meeting 7:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. For details, call Ed Currie, 704-753-4745. • XI ALPHA TAU Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, 7:30 p.m. For meeting place and details, call Debbie Searcy, 704-289-2321. • INDIAN TRAIL LIONS CLUB, 7:30 p.m., Indian Trail Civic Building. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist Church administrative building, 501 Burke St. Details, 704-8214256, 704-763-0784. • WINGATE LIONS CLUB, 6:30 p.m., LaVerne Banquet Hall at Wingate University; call 704-233-5593.
COMING EVENTS (Editor’s note: To list the event of your nonprofit civic, social or governmental organization, call 704261-2252.)
• WIDOW’S GROUP, 8 a.m., The Pier Restaurant, Marshville. Details, 704207-7311. • REPUBLICAN MEN’S CLUB, 8:30 a.m., Golden Corral. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 9 a.m. weigh-in, 9:20 meeting, Love Baptist Church, 707 Deese Road, Monroe. Details, 704-226-1520. • 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, 704332-4387; 704-377-0244. • OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 10 a.m., Central United Methodist Church, room 106. • WINCHESTER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, 10 a.m., Bazemore Meeting Room, Winchester Avenue. • SELF-PUBLISHING SEMINAR, 1 p.m., Monroe Library. Speaker, Carenda Lynch on “Self Publishing a Book or Magazine.” Details, 704-283-8184. • MICROSOFT PUBLISHER CLASS, 1:30 p.m., Union West Library. Free. Registration required; call 704-821-7475. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 5:30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist Church administrative building, 501 Burke St. Details, 704-8214256, 704-763-0784. • BINGO, 7:30 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Association Post No. 14, 620 Roosevelt Blvd., $2,500 program. Doors open at 5 p.m. For details, call 704-283-6165. • MONROE SHAG CLUB, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion Post 27, 700 Sutherland Ave., Monroe. Admission, $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers. Details, 704764-8808. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 8 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245.
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MONTH PROGRAM, 2 p.m to 3 p.m., Monroe Library. Speaker, Thelma Mungi of Turning Point. For teens and adults. Details, 704-283-8184, ext. 232.
• EXERCISE CLASS, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center. Open to ages 55 and up. For details, call 704-2824657. • 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. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Union West Library. Details, 704-821-7475. • TODDLER TIME, 11:15 a.m., Union West Regional Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months. • BABY TIME, 11:30 a.m., Waxhaw Library. Details, 704-843-3131. • BASIC E-MAIL CLASS, 3 p.m., Union West Library. Free. Registration required; call 704-821-7475. • TURNING POINT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 4 p.m. at the shelter. Details, 704-2837233. • UNION SYMPHONY BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 5 p.m. 211 N. Main St., Suite C 1, Monroe. Details, Nola McCollum, 704-219-3936. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. • LIVING STAR CHAPTER OF THE EASTERN STAR, 6 p.m., Hope Lodge on John Street, Monroe. For de-
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RALEIGH — FisherRex Sandwich Co. is voluntarily recalling some of its pre-packaged sandwiches after tests by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in product samples, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced Friday. The products subject to recall will be identified by a six-digit product code that begins with 01. Products with a five-digit product code are not subject to the recall. The recalled products were distributed to convenience stores, gas stations and other retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. No illnesses related to the products have been reported. “Consumers who have these products should throw them away,” Troxler said. “Our inspectors will be checking to be sure these products are pulled from store shelves.” The NCDA&CS Food and Drug Protection Division found the bacteria during a routine inspection. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
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Read the health bill? Not as easy as some think WASHINGTON (AP) — Read the bill! It was a rallying cry at angry health care town halls this summer and has evolved into something of a political movement. Many Americans are demanding that lawmakers actually read the comprehensive legislation they’ve written — or at least make it publicly available — before voting on it. The push for transparency has become a running side debate in Congress, with lawmakers — often minority Republicans, but some Democrats too — pressing leaders to post measures online for 72 hours before a vote. “I don’t think the American people can be left in the dark,” House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said this week. It might sound like a nobrainer. President Barack Obama has made transparency a watchword of his administration, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged upon taking office to “create the most open and honest government in history.” The Internet makes it all possible. So what’s the problem? Well, have you ever tried reading a bill? Take Medicaid. An average person might describe it as the federal-state health insurance program for the poor. But to the authors of the House Democrats’ health care bill, “The term ‘Medicaid’ means a State plan under title XIX of the Social Se-
curity Act (whether or not the plan is operating under a waiver under section 1115 of such Act).” The bill goes on to say, “The terms ‘premium plan’ and ‘premium-plus plan’ have the meanings given such terms in section 203(c).” Like those examples, the legislation is peppered with cross references to other laws or statutes that are never explained, defying understanding by anyone without a law degree or years of legislative experience. Most lawmakers have never read the bills; that’s what staff members are for. “The minutiae of legal drafting is not necessarily related to understanding the concepts in the bill,” said Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., who certainly has had his hand in writing laws in nearly 20 years in the House. “You could literally get lost in the forest for the trees” trying to read it, he said. The impenetrability of legislative language is not in itself an argument against posting bills online and letting voters try to figure them out. That happened over the summer with the House’s 1,017-page health care bill, with mixed results. Some sections of the bill were taken out of context or misunderstood, often to feed critics’ political agendas. At the same time, there was a full airing of concerns that the legislation raised. Despite the hubbub,
the House bill is not even close to the final product that Obama might ultimately sign into law. And that’s another part of the problem. Congress’ lawmaking process is such that legislation goes through numerous permutations before being massaged into a final bill that could become law. Along the way, particularly in the Senate, legislating happens on the fly, with bills evolving in real time during committee meetings. Even after debate begins in the Senate, changes are the norm. Posting every incremental development online could be impractical and hardly enlightening for most Americans, defenders of the current system suggest. But transparency advocates see that argument as part of the problem. They point to instances in which controversial provisions were added quietly, at the 11th hour, unbeknownst to most. Consider this: A provision was tucked into this year’s economic stimulus bill in last-minute, closed-door talks that allowed insurance giant American International Group to pay huge executive bonuses. If lawmakers had put the brakes on the process and exposed it to sunlight, that development and others like it might have been avoided, advocates argue. “People became outraged when they discovered that the norm was for legislators to vote on
legislation they hadn’t read,” said Colin Hanna, head of a group, Let Freedom Ring, that is asking lawmakers to pledge to read health overhaul legislation before voting. After all, the nation’s health care system represents one-sixth of the economy. Eight moderate Democrats wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., this week asking for any health care bill to be put online for 72 hours along with an analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office before the Senate acts. They also want all amendments to be publicly available. Reid has not fully agreed to the request, though spokesman Jim Manley said lawmakers would probably have 72 hours to review the legislation before it comes to the floor. House leaders also have committed to giving lawmakers 72 hours to review the health bill, though they haven’t agreed to demands from some in their caucus to apply that rule to every piece of legislation. A few weeks ago, the openness issue occupied the Senate Finance Committee for a good portion of a day’s work on its health overhaul bill. Unlike other committees, the Finance panel has traditionally worked from plain English — called conceptual language — rather than legislative text. The rea-
soning, in part, is that its issues are so abstruse — involving IRS code and other complex items — that some senators argue it’s the only practical way to proceed. Sen. Kent Conrad, DN.D., sought to prove that point by reading at some length from the bill’s legislative text. “By striking amounts for purposes and inserting amounts” and “IV, for 2013, the sum of AA, one-third of the quotient of AA,” he said. Sen. Pat Roberts, RKan., replied that Conrad had been talking about a home health care provision that he said had caused a lot of problems.
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from a lot of other things besides a possible return on the investment,” says Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors. Economists say home prices have risen by about half a percent a year above inflation, or roughly 4 percent, since the 1940s. That number, which is based on the median price of homes sold each year, was inflated a little by baby boomers starting families and building bigger houses. Since the National Association of Realtors began compiling statistics in 1968, the median sales price has climbed 6 percent annually, from $20,100 that year to $195,200 this past August. In the late 1990s, home values started growing like stocks. For the next five years, they appreciated at 8 to 9 percent a year, or about 5 percentage points ahead of inflation. You won’t find many skeptics among people who bought homes in the
’90s and still live in them. Their homes may be worth tens of thousands of dollars less than at the peak, but they’re still frequently worth twice what the buyers paid. For example, a house in Ewing, N.J., that sold for $160,000 for in 1996 was worth about $410,000 three years ago. It’s still worth $375,000 today. Home buyer beware, however: Price declines do occur with some regularity. Besides the 30 percent price meltdown of the last three years, the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index of home prices in 10 cities shows four declines lasting six months or more since 1990. The declines averaged 3 percent. And whether large or small, a drop can be followed by several years of flat prices. After the 1990-1991 recession ended a housing boom, prices didn’t start increasing nationally until 1997. So homeowners who buy at the wrong time can go years without gains.
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Homes are still good investments in long run CHICAGO (AP) — For all the doom and gloom about the housing market, it still generally pays to own a home. That might be a tough case to make right now to the 16 million homeowners who owe more on their mortgage than their house is worth. But history suggests the American Dream is a pretty safe bet. Homes have appreciated by an average of 4 percent a year since World War II. They act as hedges against inflation and bestow significant tax benefits. Real estate is a leveraged investment; a 10 percent down payment produces a 1,000 percent return if the price of a home merely doubles. Plus there are intangibles: Owning a home provides a sense of independence, security and community. And you get to live in your investment. You can’t do that with a stock. Of course, historical trends don’t pay the mortgage. People who wade in and out of the housing market too often, or who buy at the wrong time or price and need to sell quickly, can get burned. But if you own for a decade or more, price appreciation usually overcomes even bad slumps. Tony and Liz Iacobelli, who are far under water on the home they bought in the Phoenix suburb of Buckeye three years ago, aren’t panicking. They owe about $177,000 on their mortgage on a house worth only $132,000, which is about 40 percent of what they paid. “Houses generally go up in price, and this one will again, too,” says Tony, 51, a retired New York City policeman. Several booms and busts have occurred in the modern era of housing, which began when 30-year loans became widely available after World War II. This bust has been severe: Nationally, home prices are down an average 30 percent from their peak in 2006. The collapse of the housing market may have put an end to the notion of using a home as a speculative investment akin to a hot stock. And that may not be a bad thing, economists say. “People should recognize that value comes
Conrad corrected him. It was a provision on Medicare managed care plans. The committee rejected an amendment for the 72hour requirement. The plain English version of the committee bill and a cost estimate have been online for days, but the legislative language won’t be publicly available until after the committee votes on Tuesday. How long would it actually take to read the bill? A group of voice actors got through the House legislation in about 24 hours; the plain-English version of Baucus’ bill took a bit over half that time.
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Debating the undebatable All across the U.S., state and local governments are locked in debates — remarkable only to the extent that some still find the issue debatable — over whether it should be illegal to exchange text messages while at the wheel of a moving vehicle. Meanwhile, the nation’s transportation secretary has cut through all that absurd fog with a statement of what ought to be, but to some apparently isn’t, the excruciatingly obvious: Distracted driving in America is an “epidemic” and a “menace to society” that claims thousands of lives every year — and it’s getting worse. Yes, there are reasonable discussions to be had about what kinds of laws need to be passed and at what levels, how they should be enforced, what kinds of exemptions need to be in place, and so forth. But anybody who thinks the dangers of driving while paying attention to everything except the road have been inadequately documented must not have been in a car over the last decade or so. Here’s some documentation: U.S. DOT statistics attribute 5,870 deaths and 515,000 injuries in 2008 directly to driver distraction, most involving cell phones and text messaging. In 16 percent of all fatal crashes, driver distraction was cited as a factor; alarmingly, that number is higher for fatalities among younger drivers. The big push to take decisive action against this continuing national outrage is coming from Washington, which means resistance in some quarters will defy not just big government but commonsense. So far, the only federal mandate is President Barack Obama’s executive order banning text messaging by commercial drivers and rail operators whose interstate routes put them under federal law anyway. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has proposed a law requiring states to ban text and e-mail messages by drivers, or lose a chunk of federal highway funding, but that is meeting with some resistance on both economic and political grounds. There is also reasonable concern that a too-sweeping ban on the use electronic communication devices could actually increase danger by denying drivers access to important traffic, safety or weather information. But the stark reality behind those largely tangential debates is that even the most careful and responsible motorist is at the mercy of every moron who thinks a steering wheel is that thing you rest your Blackberry on while you reserve this weekend’s tee time. The debate about who in government should be responsible for banning things like texting and e-mailing at the wheel needs to be resolved quickly. Any “debate” about whether such deadly nonsense ought to be banned at all should have been over several years and several thousand lives ago. Columbus, Ga., Ledger-Enquirer
Fighting monopoly with monopoly Count me among the puzzled. Advocates of governmentrun health insurance seem fascinated with the fact that in many states, a single private insurer dominates the market. They decry monopoly, though having 70 percent market share doesn’t really fit the definition. Yet their promised solution is a very real monopoly. In North Carolina, the rhetorical back-flips are more puzzling because the dominant private player is the nonprofit Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association. Finding it inconvenient to blame the evil prospect of profit for the problems in our state’s insurance market, activists have resorted to attacking CEO Bob Greczyn’s $4 million salary as if it had some significant bearing on health costs or access. I have no idea if Greczyn is overpaid. I lack the information necessary to second-guess the board charged with the task of retaining effective management in a competitive market for executive talent. But what I am confident about is that if you add up his salary and that of other top Blue Cross executives, the result wouldn’t come close to explaining the rise in health care costs or the inability of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians to purchase true health insurance coverage at reasonable prices. Executive compensation is a tiny fraction of the bill. Profit won’t take you very far as an explanation, either. The average profit margin in the health insurance business is a little less than 4 percent. If there were some way to eliminate it entirely, that wouldn’t save enough to curtail medical inflation noticeably or to subsi-
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dize coverage for the uninsured. But even that would be an overstatement of the potential “savings,” reflecting a misunderstanding of what profit is. Any large-scale enterprise, private or public, must raise sufficient capital to invest in assets and cover unforeseen costs. Profits represent the return to shareholders for investing their money in building and operating the business. Governmentrun health insurance programs also have to pay to acquire necessary capital. Taxpayers bear this cost in part through tax compliance – higher levels of taxation require costlier efforts to collect and comply with the tax code – and by paying interest to holders of government debt. These costs may not show up in simplistic comparisons of health care spending, but they are very real. But back to BCBS of North Carolina for a moment. According to the Triangle Business Journal, the nonprofit took in nearly 70 percent of all premium dollars in the state’s health insurance market. It sells virtually all of the policies in the individual market – plans marketed directly to families rather than to employers – and is also the dominant player in the group market. The issue, however, isn’t so
much whether Blue Cross or another other insurer dominates the market, but why. If a firm earns a dominant market share because it delivers the best service at the best price, then by definition it isn’t hurting consumers. But if a firm owes its dominance to unfair barriers to entry that keep competitors out, consumers are hurt. In health insurance, there are indeed unfair barriers to entry. For decades, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield associations have used their political power in state capitals to acquire exceptions to taxes and regulations imposed on commercial health insurers. The TBJ piece points to a recent example in the 1990s. North Carolina imposed price controls on small-group plans in an attempt to protect consumers. Insurers were no longer allowed to adjust premiums more than 25 percent in a year, up or down. That had a disproportionate effect on new entrants and smaller firms without the ability to handle unforeseen risks in insured groups of 50 or fewer members). Such rules always work to the advantage of larger, established players in the market – which is often why the rules make it through the lobbying process in the first place. In the past, then, the Blues have assumed dominant market positions because of special government assistance. Now, the Left wants to set up new public or nonprofit insurers, with special government assistance, as an “option” to the Blues. My head hurts. • John Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of CarolinaJournal.com.
An overlooked crisis: Children in foster homes
s our health care system is debated in Congress and we continue to face down pro-choice challenges in the bill, I want to take the time to remind all of us of another vulnerable segment of our population. This is one area in which we should be in full agreement, but still one we too often overlook: the thousands of children in need of adoption by loving families who are instead consigned to a struggling fostercare system. These are children who have been through so much already, who have lost their parents to tragedy, to the streets, or who have been pulled through the trauma of abuse or abandonment by the very person who should love them the most. Through no possible fault of their own, these young ones have seen the hardest side of humanity, and they desperately need a steady and loving hand to guide them. As much as we may bicker over the politics of life and the role of government in of our
Michael Reagan Making Sense social services, on a fundamental level the hardship of these children deserves nothing less than our compassion, support, and perhaps the very opening of our homes. We must understand this, not as a peripheral issue, but as a true crisis of child welfare, and a battleground for our future. In this country, there are 129,000 children waiting to be adopted. Most of those are already legally severed from their birth parents and could therefore be adopted into new families with no delays. But last year alone, over 28,000 children were left without families. This does not need to be the
case. Improvements to the adoption system in our country have made the process smoother, faster, and less expensive than it once was. Children in foster homes can be adopted without legal complications. Those who choose to adopt an infant can be paired with their child from before birth and even build a relationship with the birth mother. Over and over again, in personal stories and in comprehensive studies, we are shown the overwhelming benefits of adoption. Children left in foster care not only struggle with being bounced from place to place in shifting relationships, but also face a terrible struggle when they leave the system and are left with no family support, no adequate resources, and a lack of practical preparation. Conversely, children who are adopted -- either as infants or later in life -- have proven that strong, successful families do not require ties of blood, and children can rebound from early trauma and experience deep healing and love. Many of you know that I my-
“Through no possible fault of their own, these young ones have seen the hardest side of humanity, and they desperately need a steady and loving hand to guide them.”
self was adopted as an infant. I can think of no greater blessing than the family I was brought into, of the chance for a new life from the start. Every child is a gift from God, and every child deserves a loving family. As individuals and as a nation,
we must make that understanding a priority moving forward. I invite you to visit http:// www.arrow.org/, the home of Arrow Child & Family Ministries, an organization I have been proud to partner with for many years now. There you can learn more about the pressing issues of child welfare in this country, the policies and practices for which we advocate, and the steps your family can take on behalf of these children, perhaps even making one of them your own. Together, we can protect children and benefit families for generations to come. • 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 book, “Twice Adopted” and other info at www.Reagan.com. E-mail comments to Reagan@ caglecartoons.com.
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State opens its first ‘green’ visitor center By Monte Mitchell
Media General News Service NORTH WILKESBORO - The Northwest North Carolina Visitor Center and rest area, which will open today beside U.S. 421 northbound, is the state’s first green rest area. Environmentally friendly features include the front lawn’s 28,000-gallon cistern that will collect rainwater to flush the toilets. Solar panels above the building’s main entrance will pre-heat water for the sinks. Large windows provide natural light for much of the building, and motion sensors will cut lights off when people aren’t around. The design and construction work cost $12 million, and state officials say savings on energy will help recoup that cost. Wilkes County, North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro provided land, water and sewer, dividing the $1.1 million cost evenly. Hosts at the Northwest North Carolina Visitor Center will provide brochures and information about 10 counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Iredell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin. N.C. Department of Transportation and local officials will open the center, which is about half a mile west of the intersection of U.S. 421 and N.C. 115, with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. today. “It’s really an opportunity to showcase the entire region,”
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The state’s newest rest area and visitor center, which opened recently in Wilkes County, is also the state’s first “green’ rest area using cisterns to save water and solar power to save energy. said Linda Cheek, president of the Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce, which will provide the visitor center employees. DOT spokeswoman Dara Demi said the building’s environmental improvements make it about 37 percent more efficient in saving energy than if it had been built with stand methods. The building has extra
insulation, and the light green roof is covered in a smooth energy-rated membrane that doesn’t absorb as much heat in the summer and collects rainwater efficiently. Based on rainfall averages in Wilkes County, she said the cistern is expected to supply about 309,000 gallons of rainwater a year, and will decrease the use
of treated water by about 75 percent. Treated water will still be used for the sinks and water fountains. The DOT is applying for a gold standard certification for the building in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. While local officials are proud of the building and be-
lieve it will generate interest in the area among visitors, they acknowledge that the project probably wouldn’t have been launched in today’s economy. The plans were approved and the contracts signed before the economic crisis became a national issue. Construction started in January 2008. But officials say they believe the visitor center will be provide an economic stimulus for the area. “We hope to prove that,” Cheek said. “We’ll keep numbers and see how the occupancy increases ... at least they’ll be more aware of what is available to them.” The visitor center will include rotating exhibits showcasing the various counties. An artists’ exhibit from Wilkes and Surry counties is on display now. Apples will be offered to promote this Saturday’s Brushy Mountain Apple Festival in North Wilkesboro. Boxes of brochures and community guides about accommodations, attractions and events have been unpacked and set out for today’s opening. Local companies have provided much of the furnishings and equipment. “We think it’s going to be a tremendous asset,” said Wilkes County Board of Commissioners Chairman Zach Henderson. • Monte Mitchell is a reporter for the Winston-Salem Journal.
NATIONAL BRIEFS Swine flu has killed 76 children
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials said Friday that 76 U.S. children have died of swine flu, including 19 new reports in the past week — more evidence the new virus is unusually dangerous for the young. The regular flu kills between 46 and 88 children a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That suggests deaths from the new H1N1 virus could dramatically outpace children’s deaths from seasonal flu, if swine flu continues to spread as it has. CDC officials say 10 more states, a total of 37, now have widespread swine flu. A week ago, reports suggested that cases might be leveling off and even falling in some areas of the country, but that did not turn out to be an enduring national trend. “We are seeing more illness, more hospitaliza-
tions, and more deaths,” the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat said at a press conference Friday.
Most favor rights for gay couples
NEW YORK (AP) — An increasing majority of Americans favors allowing same-sex couples to obtain most of the same rights as married straight couples, but only 39 percent support legalization of same-sex marriage, according to a poll released Friday. The Pew Research Center said support for civil unions has risen to 57 percent, up from 54 percent a year ago and 45 percent when the question was first asked by Pew in 2003. Views on legalizing same-sex marriage remained almost unchanged from last year, with 53 percent opposed and 39 percent in favor, the center said. Supporters of same-sex
marriage were divided over the best way to pursue legalization, according to the survey. Fortyfive percent of them favored pushing hard to legalize it as soon as possible, while 42 percent said pushing too hard for swift legalization might trigger a backlash against gays and lesbians. There was more support for same-sex marriage among women, adults under 30 and college-educated people than there was among men, older adults and those who did not attend college. Asked about homosexual behavior, 49 percent said it is morally wrong, 9 percent said it is morally acceptable and 35 percent said it is not a moral issue.
Marge Simpson poses for Playboy
CHICAGO (AP) — Aye Carumba! Marge Simpson has done something that
Homer might not like but will make Bart the proudest kid in his school: She’s posed for Playboy magazine. After more than a half century featuring women like Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford and the Girls of Hooters on its cover, Playboy has for the first time given the spot to a cartoon character. And the magazine is giving the star of “The Simpsons” the star treatment, complete with a data sheet, an interview and a 2-page centerfold. The magazine’s editorial director, James Jellinek, won’t say exactly how much of Marge will show in the November edition that hits newsstands on Oct. 16 — or whether she lets that big pile of blue hair down. But, he said, “It’s very, very racy.” But he stressed that the mother of three — the youngest a baby, by the way — has a lot to be proud of.
Hummer sold to the Chinese
DETROIT (AP) — Hummer, the off-road vehicle that once epitomized America’s love for hulking trucks, is now in the hands of a Chinese heavy equipment maker. General Motors Co. and Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Corp. finally signed
the much-anticipated deal for GM to sell the brand on Friday. Tengzhong will get an 80 percent stake in the company, while Hong Kong investor Suolang Duoji, who indirectly owns a big stake in Tengzhong through an investment company, will get 20 percent. The investors will also get Hummer’s nationwide dealer network.
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CHURCH BRIEFS All Nations Christian Fellowship 5207 N.C. Highway 84, Weddington Pastor: Terry Whittenburg Altan Presbyterian 108 W. Sandy Ridge Road, Monroe; www.altanpc.org Pastor: William Wiley Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran 416 W. North Main St., Waxhaw Pastor: Richard Carter Regular Sunday: 9 a.m., Sunday school; 10 a.m., worship; 7 p.m. Antioch Baptist 6223 Love Mill Road, Monroe; 704-7534977; www.antiochbaptistchurch.us Pastor: Mike Riley Sunday: 11 a.m., the church will receive an offering for World Hunger. Cans of food will be collected until Oct. 25 and delivered to the Community Shelter. Oct. 17: 9 to 11 a.m., flu shot clinic in the fellowship hall Regular schedule: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study, Kingdom Kids. Antioch Missionary Baptist 5909 Wolf Pond Road, Monroe; 704-841-7046 Pastor: Robert M. Parker Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Antioch United Methodist 3205 Antioch Church Road, Pastor: Betty Jeanne Day Regular Sunday: 9:30 a.m., worship, 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m., Sunday school. Austin Grove Baptist 5919 Austin Grove Church Road, Marshville Pastor: Leon Whitley Regular Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m., worship. Wednesdays: 6 p.m., Awanas; 6:45 p.m., worship. Benton’s Cross Roads Baptist 109 Lawyers Road East, Monroe; 704-753-1291 Pastor: Lee A. Davis III Oct. 18-21: 7 p.m., fall revival; guest speaker, the Rev. Phil McLean Nov. 6, Nov. 14: 6:30 p.m., USO show Regular Sundays: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays: 6:45 p.m., AWANA, Brothers & Sisters in Christ; 7 p.m., Kids Music & Creative Movement for ages 3 through eighth grade; adult prayer meeting. Benton Heights Baptist 1411 Helms St., Monroe; 704-283-2606 Pastor: M.A. “Sandy” Rogers Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., worship Wednesday: 6:30 p.m., Bible study. Benton Heights Presbyterian 2701 Concord Highway, Monroe; 704-2834912; www.bhpres.org; www.bhpcyouth.blogspot.com Pastor: Paul Saleeby Sundays: 8:45 a.m., contemporary service; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., traditional worship. Wednesdays: Youth activities, men and women’s fellowship and Needler’s Group. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. to noon, mother’s morning out; ages 6 months to 4 years. Thursdays: 7 p.m., RESET service; live music, coffee bar; nursery provided Bethany Presbyterian 6713 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe; 704-764-3357 Pastor: Janet R. Tyson Regular Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Bethel Baptist 2317 Landsford Road, Marshville Pastor: Randy Davis Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Bethel United Methodist 3207 Wesley-Stouts Road, Monroe Pastor: Betty Jeanne Day Sundays: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; traditional worship, 11 a.m. Bethlehem United Methodist 5300 Nesbit Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Howard Fleming Oct. 17: 6:30 a.m., UMW Fall Bazaar, including breakfast at 6:30 a.m., and a sale between 8 a.m. and noon. Regular Sundays: 8:30 a.m., contemporary service; 11 a.m., traditional service. Bethlehem Presbyterian 7608 Concord Hwy., Monroe; 704-7534223; www.bethlehemchurch.net Interim pastor: Mike Ward Regular Sundays: 8:45 a.m., Contemporary worship; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Traditional worship, 11 a.m. Preschool: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, ages 3 to 5. Bonds Grove Methodist 8215 Bonds Grove Church Road, Waxhaw; 704-843-5231; www.gbgm-umc.org/ bondsgrove/ Pastor: Randy Blanton Sundays: 9:15 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship. Mondays: 6:30 p.m., TOPS Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m., disciple class.
Calvary Baptist 2518 Lancaster Highway, Monroe Pastor: Eddie Price Regular Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship and children’s worship for 3-5-year-olds. Wednesdays: 7 p.m., adult Bible study, infant/toddler nursery, children’s ministry and HisSpace for youth grades 6-8, and for grades 9-12.
Emmanuel Baptist 15601 Idlewild Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Leland Stephens Sundays: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m., worship.
Pastor: Joe Haskett Regular schedule: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., worship. Wednesday: 7:15 p.m., Bible study, youth meeting. Patch the Pirate clubs begin.
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Centerview Baptist 2711 Old Pageland-Marshville Road, Marshville; 704-624-6296 Pastor: Joe Stroud
Essence of the Cross Ministries 2310 Appian Lane, Monroe; 704-2919898, 704-698-0110 Pastor: W. Kaye McDonald
Grace United Methodist 3522 Secrest Short Cut Road, Monroe Pastor: Bill Englebreth Oct. 17: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., fall barbecue, $7 per plate, eat in or take out; crafts, baked goods, gift baskets. Sundays: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study.
Central Baptist 4821 Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road; 704-821-6509 Pastor: Tim Helms Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worhship; 6 p.m., evening worship. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m., Bible study, youth group. Central United Methodist 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe; www.CentralUMCMonroe.org Pastor: J. Matthew Burton Jr. Sunday schedule: 8:45 a.m., chapel service; 8:50 a.m., contemporary; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., traditional worship Christ Bible Discipleship Center 1019 Unarco Road, Marshville Pastor: David Allen; 704-624-3453 Regular Sundays: Sunday school, 9 a.m., leadership class; 10 a.m., discipleship training; 11 a.m., prophetic deliverance service. Christian Mission 2131 Walkup Avenue, Monroe Pastor: G.W. Gwen Clarksville A.M.E. Zion 1401 Clarksville Campground Road, Monroe; 704-764-7248 Pastor: Michael Stitt Community Baptist 212 Garmon Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Henry Funderburk Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., worship. Wednesday worship and children’s programs, 7 p.m. Corinth Baptist 3805 Corinth Church Road, Monroe Church phone: 704-289-2102 Pastor: Roy Helms Regular schedule: Sunday school 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Cornerstone Community Church of the Nazarene 2707 Secrest Short Cut Road, Monroe; 704-289-6790 Pastor: Bob Humphrey Regular Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; worship, 10:45 a.m. Cornerstone Worship Center 206 W. Main St., Marshville Pastor: Michael J. Oney Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Covenant Baptist 2706 Secrest Short Cut Road, Monroe Pastor: Rile Baucom Regular Sunday schedule: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m., worship. Covenant Community 13003 E. Independence Blvd., Stallings; 704-257-4519; www.changeatc3.org Pastor: John Lofton Sundays: 10 a.m., worship; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Bible study Cross Road AME Zion Church 7110 Goldmine Road, Marshville Pastor: Gerald Tillman Crossroads Baptist 3300 Rocky River Road N., Monroe; 704282-4980, 704-221-2785 Pastor: Earl “Chuck” Griffin III East Campus, First Baptist of Indian Trail 6140 W. Marshville Blvd., Marshville; 704624-1998 Ebenezer Baptist 1417 Unionville-Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Timothy Rogers Oct. 31: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., fall festival; carnival games, food, inflatables, hayride, cake walk, music by The Envoys. Free admission; open to the public. Regular Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., AWANA, discipleship classes. Wednesdays: 7 p.m., midweek prayer service; youth, children’s study. Emmanuel Baptist 3816 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe; 704289-5654 Web site: http://www.emmanuel-baptistchurch.org Pastor: Jack Hildreth Second and fourth Tuesdays: 7 p.m., GriefShare Ministry. Wednesdays: 6:45 p.m., Awana Club, ages 3 to eighth grade. Youth: Sunday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. www.n2jesusebc.org.
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Euto Baptist 6019 N.C. 205, New Salem; 704-3858117 Pastor: Dale Brooks Sundays: 8:30 a.m., coffee fellowship; 8:45 a.m., small groups; 10 a.m., worship. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Children’s and youth ministries; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Adult Bible study. Fairfield Baptist N.C. 205, Olive Branch Road, Marshville; 704-624-5503 Pastor: Tommy Threatt Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Bible time. Second and fourth Wednesday: 7 p.m. Children and youth. Faith Baptist 1222 Walkup Ave., Monroe Pastor: Robert Mills Faith Community Independence 701 Howie Mine Road, Waxhaw; 704-843-2085 Pastor: Rickey Truesdale Faith United Methodist 3708 Faith Church Road, Indian Trail Pastor: David Lawrence Phone: 704-882-6623 Regular Sundays: 8:30 a.m., praise and worship; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., praise and worship. Mondays: 6:30 p.m., Cub Scouts Tuesdays: 6 p.m., Girl Scouts; 6:30 p.m., Boy Scouts. Faulks Baptist 2234 Faulks Church Road, Marshville Pastor: David Richardson Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m., morning Bible study; children’s mission groups, 5:45 p.m. First Baptist Church of Indian Trail 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail; website, www.fbcit.org; 704-8821005 Pastor: Mike Whitson Sunday: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., worship and Life groups. 6 p.m., evening worship. Tuesdays: 7 p.m. Singles meeting. Wednesdays: 7 p.m., Power Hour. Thursdays: 10 a.m., adult prayer meeting. First Baptist Church of Marshville 404 N. Elm St., Marshville; 704-6242710 Pastor: Alex Martin Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Bible study; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m., youth ministry activities. First Baptist Church of Monroe 109 Morrow Ave., Monroe; 704-2838534 Pastor: John Hewett Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Bible fellowship; 10:45 a.m., worship; college group Bible fellowship follows worship; 5 p.m., youth group; 6:30 p.m., supper. Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., fellowship meal followed by prayer meeting, age-group activities. First Church of God 113 Booker St., Marshville Pastor: J.R. Atkinson First Church of God 301 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe Pastor: Floyd Bowen Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. First Presbyterian Church of Waxhaw 7700 Waxhaw Highway, Waxhaw; 704843-4774 Pastor: James C. Shelton First Presbyterian Church of Monroe 302 E. Windsor St., Monroe; 704-2892574; www.fpcmonroenc.org Pastor: John Wilkerson Sundays: 9 a.m., Sunday school, 10 a.m., worship; 4:30 p.m., youth club (grades 6 through 12). Mondays: 6 p.m., Cub Scouts. Tuesdays: 7 p.m., Boy Scouts. Wednesdays: 4:30 p.m., youth club (grades one through five). Flint Ridge East Baptist Church 5720 Flint Ridge Church Road, Marshville; 704-624-5008 Pastor: Richard A. Graham Forest Hills Baptist Willis Long Road, Monroe Pastor: Ray Franklin Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Youth meeting. Freedom Biker Church of Monroe Union Baptist Association building 1744 Williams Road, Monroe; 704-9994244 Pastor: Steve Starling Friendly Baptist 5418 Friendly Baptist Church Road, Indian Trail; 704-753-1652 Interim pastor: Dustin Knight Regular schedule: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6:30 p.m., youth Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study. Friendship Missionary Baptist 501 Burke St., Monroe; 704-289-3315 Pastor: L.W. Leake Gilboa Methodist 5515 Gilboa Road, Marshville Pastor: Tracy Carroll Regular schedule: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Giver of Life 609 Funderburk Road, Wingate God’s Temple of Zion Internation Fellowship 5017 Waxhaw-Marvin Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Victor D. Thompson Gospel Freewill Baptist 2901 Belk Mill Road, Wingate; 704-2188051 Pastor: Henry Braswell Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., worship. Gospel Way Church 7310 Tirzah Church Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Ben Karecsky Grace Baptist 3411 Weddington Road, Monroe; 704289-4917
Greater Blessed Hope Baptist 3607 Andrew Jackson Drive, Waxhaw, 704-843-2553 Pastor: Waymon Jordan Sr. Greater Grace Community Baptist 880 Hasty Road, Marshville; 704-2339484. Pastor: Rodney J. Evans Sr. Sunday: 3 p.m. Family and Friends Day Oct. 17: 5 p.m. Fall concert, featuring Blessed Hope Baptist, Wingate Community Church, The Hailey Singers, Voices of Hope, Heavenly Voices, others. Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Wednesdays: 6 p.m., prayer service and Bible study. Greater Grace World Outreach 5017 Waxhaw-Marvin Road, Waxhaw; 704-843-5418 Pastors: Charles Carter, Jacqueline Carter Hamilton Cross Roads Baptist 6133 Old Goldmine Road, Marshville Pastor: Jeff Smith Regular Sunday schedule: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Prayer, Children’s and youth groups, Divorce Care. Hartis Grove Baptist 4224 Blanchard Circle, Indian Trail Pastor: Joe Kirkpatrick Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; worship, 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Harvest Chapel 5809 Highway 74, Indian Trail 704-882-4662, www.harvestchapelclt. org Pastor: Paul Durham Heath Memorial United Methodist 9908 Richardson-King Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Marilyn Wooten Hebron United Methodist 2820 New Town Road, Monroe Pastor: Sherry Frerichs; 704-906-1443 Regular Sundays: 9:30 a.m., worship; 10 a.m., Sunday school. Hemby Bridge Presbyterian 6010 Mill Grove Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Walt DeHart Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school, 10:30 a.m., fellowship brunch; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m., prayer service. Hermon Baptist 9713 Lancaster Highway, Waxhaw; 704843-4924; email@example.com; www.hermonbaptist.org Pastor: Donnie Gamble Regular Sunday: 8:30 a.m., worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6:30 p.m., worship, youth and children’s activities. Mondays: 6 p.m. Celebrate Weight Loss; 7 p.m., Celebrate Recovery. Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m., Family Night supper (advance reservations required); 7 p.m., Bible study and prayer; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Awana. Higher Praise Deliverance Ministries 1047-A Van Buren Ave., Indian Trail; 704-904-4073 Pastor: Reginald O. Coffey Sundays: 4 p.m., worship. Hillcrest Baptist 4316 Hillcrest Church Road, Monroe www.thehillcrestbaptistchurch.org Pastor: Gene Mullis Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., 6 p.m., worship. Wednesdays: 7 p.m., adult prayer service, All Stars for Jesus Hope 230 E. Union St., Marshville; 704-624-2447 Pastor: Michael Stone Sundays: 10:30 a.m., contemporary worship Hopewell Baptist 420 Hopewell Church Road, Monroe 704-753-1084; www.whatasavior.com Pastors: Lee Pigg Sundays: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., worship; Sunday school for 50 and older during second worship Wednesdays: 7 p.m., Discipleship groups for those younger than 50; Bible study Howie Baptist Howie Mine Church Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Donnie B. Crump Regular schedule: 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. Bible study. Iglesia Ministerio Internacional Jesucristo para las naciones 103-H Wilkes Drive, Monroe; 704-777-1207 Pastor: Ever Hernandez Indian Trail United Methodist 113 Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Jim Chrisawn Sundays: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., worship; 10:10 a.m., Sunday school Indian Trail Presbyterian 200 Indian Trail Road South, Indian Trail; 704-821-8751 Pastor: James E. Johns Regular Sunday schedule: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. King Memorial Baptist 701 E. Main St., Waxhaw Pastor: Mike Mullis Lakeview Baptist 4602 Concord Highway, Monroe; www. lakeviewfamily.org; 704-283-0019 Pastor: Steve Jirgal Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m., Bible study Langford Chapel CME 113 S. Johnson St., Monroe Pastor: Sandra H. Gripper Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist 520 Billy Howey Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Michael Flowers Living Word Worship Center 2691 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe Pastor: R.D. Vaught Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Love Baptist 707 Deese Road, Monroe Pastor: Don Thompson Regular Sunday: 9 a.m., worship Regular Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study
Macedonia Baptist 610 Macedonia Baptist Church Road, Monroe Pastor: Billy Belk Regular Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school assembly; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Adult prayer and Bible study, children’s programs Maple Grove Baptist Maple Grove Church Road, Weddington Pastors: Terry Simpson Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., worship. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m., worship Marshville Presbyterian 501 N. Elm St., Marshville Pastor: Ed Henegar Regular schedule: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Marshville Methodist East Union Street, Marshville Pastor: Sherri Barnes Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Mary Elizabeth Baptist 3703 Mary Elizabeth Church Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Curtis Laney Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., discipleship training Wednesdays: 7 p.m., prayer meeting, youth meeting, GAs & RAs Marvin AME Zion 1525 Crane Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Haven O. Anderson Master’s Family Church International 402 N. Sutherland Ave., Monroe Pastors: Charles and Emma Moore. Phone: 704-622-8881, 704-254-2868. Sundays: Noon, worship. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m., prayer, worship Memorial United Methodist 1200 Miller St., Monroe; 704-283-6026 Pastor: Bill Englebreth Regular Sundays: 10 a.m., service; 11 a.m., Sunday school. Midway Baptist 4615 Olive Branch Road, Wingate; 704233-5632; www.midbc.org. Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Midway United Methodist 3625 Stack Road, Monroe Pastor: Don Meadows Sundays: 11 a.m. Worship; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m. Mill Creek Baptist 5417 Morgan Mill Road, Monroe; 704283-8889; www.millcreekbaptistchurch. org Pastor: George Gouge Today: 8 a.m., second annual car and truck show, including vintage tractors and fire truck; yard sale, bake sale, silent auction. Proceeds to church building fund. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday night groups meet. Regular Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Mill Grove United Methodist 7311 Mill Grove Road, Indian Trail Pastor: Earl Bradshaw Regular Sunday: 8:30 a.m., worship; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Wednesday: 7:30 p.m., youth group. Currently registering for preschool. Mineral Springs Church of Christ 6403 Waxhaw Highway, Mineral Springs; 704-243-3388; www.mineralspringschurchofchirst.org Mineral Springs United Methodist 5915 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road, Mineral Springs; 704-843-5905 Pastor: Bruce Gwyn Morningstar A.M.E. Zion 4604 Secrest Shortcut Road, Monroe Pastor: Jacqueline Roper. Regular Sundays: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Mount Calvary A.M.E. Zion 800 LaSalle St., Monroe; 704-289-6186 Pastor: David L. McLendon Mount Carmel United Methodist 1712 Carmel Road, Monroe; phone, 704-289-6908 Pastor: Nicholas Rochester Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., contemporary service Mount Olive A.M.E. Zion 119 East Ave., Monroe Pastor: Michael McCray Sr. Sunday: Steward Board program. Regular Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m., Bible study Mount Olive Baptist 15958 Pageland-White Store Road, Marshville Pastor: Brad Phifer Mount Pleasant Baptist 2524 Stack Road, Monroe Pastor: Shad Hicks Sunday: 11 a.m., Old Fashion Day; speaker, Michelle Fowler; lunch to follow, bring a well-filled basket. Regular Sundays: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Wednesdays: 7 p.m., worship, Mission Friends, GAs, RAs, youth. Mount Zion Baptist 6907 Gus Eubanks Road, Monroe Pastor: John Lindsay Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. Prayer service and youth groups. New Beginnings Baptist 1122 Marshville-Olive Branch Road, Marshville Pastor: Johnathan Ash Sundays: Sunday school, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; evening worship, 5 p.m. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. New Beginnings Christian Ministry Rock Rest Community Center, White Store Road Pastor: Eddie S. Parsons Sr. Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m., Bible study, A 52-lesson introduction to the 66 books of the Bible. New Grace Baptist 6201 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Hemby Bridge; 704-400-3258. Pastor: Roger Johnson New Hope Baptist 5928 New Salem Road, Marshville Pastor: Tommy Butler Oct. 18: 11 a.m., revival begins; speaker, the Rev. Dennis Burton; High Attendance Sunday; breakfast served before Sunday school. Oct. 19-21: 7:30 p.m., revival continues.
Sundays: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m., night services, Kid’s Club and youth New Hope United Methodist 3221 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe; 704320-7607 Pastor: Ron Setzer Today: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., chicken fry. Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; 11 a.m., worship; 5 p.m., children’s choir. New Life Baptist 826 Willoughby Road, Monroe Pastor: Ricky Godwin Sundays: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday: Bible study and prayer meeting, 7 p.m. Youth are selling discount fundraiser cards; call 704-282-7800 for information.
New Life Community Temple of Faith 3216 Griffith Road, Monroe; 704-2196166 Pastor: Sharon O’Leary New Living Word Discipleship and Worship Center 7720 South Rocky River Road, Monroe; 704-764-9348 Pastor: Merv T. Massey Sundays: 9 a.m., Sunday school; 10 a.m., worship New Salem Baptist 2915 Goldmine Road, Monroe Pastor: Douglas Rumley Regular Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship; 6 p.m. Team Kid Club for age 3-grade 5; youth fellowship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Children’s, youth missions classes. New Town Road Community Church 7513 Broome’s Old Mill Road, Waxhaw; 704-843-3610 Pastor: William Chandler Regular Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship Nicey Grove Missionary Baptist 318 Camden Road, Marshville Pastor: M.L. Kaufman Regular Sunday: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship; 9 a.m., Christian education. Wednesdays: 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bible study. Nu Life End Time Word Ministries 1307 Highway 74 West, Wingate; 704320-1581 Pastors: Guillermo and Bridgette Yard Oct. 23-24: Founders Day celebration; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 5 p.m. Oct. 24 Regular Sunday: 10:15 a.m., Sunday school; worship, 11:15 a.m. Oak Grove Baptist 4013 Newtown Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Richard Myers Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m., prayer service. Oasis Christian Teaching Center Hampton Inn, Monroe Pastor: Chris and Ilene Stover Regular Sundays: 11 a.m., worship. Olive Branch Missionary Baptist 9510 Monroe-Olive Branch Road, Marshville; www.obmbc.com Pastor: Tobias M. Wall Open Hands Christian Fellowship 3515 Hwy. 74 West Unit F, Monroe Pastor: James M. Kinyanjui Sundays: 10:30 a.m., non-denominational fellowship. Pleasant Hill Baptist 7002 Pleasant Hill Church Road, Marshville Interim pastor: Ollis Revels Regular Sundays: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Prospect United Methodist 6020 Prospect Road, Monroe Pastor: Steve Phillippi Sundays: 8:45 a.m., contemporary service; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., traditional service; 5 p.m., UMYF/UM Kids Red Level Baptist 1920 Rocky River Road, Monroe Pastor: Daniel M. Gatewood Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11:15 a.m., worship. Resurrection Christian 103-C Wilkes Drive Pastor: Zack F. Little Sr. Sunday: Church school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Roanoke Baptist 618 Roanoke Church Road Pastor: Kenny Pittman Today: 5:30 p.m., Community fish fry, fellowship building Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study; Club J.A.M. Children K-5th grade; PLUGGED for teens. Sandy Ridge Baptist 1106 Sandy Ridge Road, West, Monroe Pastor: Eddie Powers Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; children’s church except last Sunday in month; 6:30 p.m., evening worship, youth discipleship. Mondays: 7:30 p.m., Outreach. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Awanas, 4 years to youth; 7 p.m., adult prayer and Bible study. Secrest Grove Baptist 4505 Weddington Road, Monroe; 704289-5725, 704-486-7032 Pastor: Jeff Whitecotton Regular Sunday: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m, worship; 6 p.m., youth. Wednesdays: 7 p.m., worship. Shining Light Baptist 2541 Old Charlotte Highway Pastor: Tim Cruse Regular Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Bible study; worship, 10:45 a.m., 6 p.m.; prayer, 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Siler Presbyterian 6301 Weddington-Monroe Road, Wesley Chapel; 704-821-7445 Pastor: Bruce Powell Oct. 24: 6:30 p.m., comedian/magician Glenn Strange, music by The Siler Boys; tickets $10 in advance (call the church), $12 at the door; 6 and younger free. Smyrna Methodist 5019 Medlin Road, Monroe; 704-764-7341 Pastor: Mike Capps Regular Sundays: 9:30 a.m., worship; 10:45 a.m., Sunday school. Stallings United Methodist 1115 Stallings Road; 704-821-8820; www.sumc.com Pastor: Bart Milleson Friday: Annual barbecue Oct. 24: 4:30 to 7 p.m., chicken and dumpling dinner, bake sale; 5:30 p.m., contemporary service, guest speaker, the Rev. Leonard Fairley, book signing to follow. Continued on Page 8A
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Happy 400th birthday to the Baptists 1609-2009: This is the 400th anniversary of the first Baptists in the modern era. One estimate of the number of Baptists today places it at 70 million; that is a long way from the handful of Christians who began “Baptists” 400 years ago. And where did it occur? In Amsterdam, of all places, by a group of Christians who were fugitives. Now that is an interesting story. To begin with we have to go to the 1500s in England. The Church of England (also goes by the name of the Anglican Communion) began when Henry VIII made a break with the Catholic Church. Many were pleased initially, yet over time some people became disenchanted because they did not think the Church of England made a big enough break from the Catholic Church’s practices. These people became known by different names
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such as “separatists,” “dissenters,” and “Puritans.” You have heard of one of these separatist groups, it eventually came to America and became known as the Pilgrims. Another separatist group was led by John Smyth (pronounced with a long “i” sound like “ice)(1570-1612). Smyth was actually ordained as a Church of England, or Anglican, priest in 1594 and studied at Cambridge. Yet he was one of those who felt that the Church of England need to be changed or
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purified and so slowly became a separatist. He got in trouble with the Church of England because he would not accept all their practices or beliefs, and even ended up in jail. In 1600 he decided to leave the priesthood because of his continued disagreements with the Church of England. He joined a group of separatists, and they lived out their faith within their small community. Then King James I came to power and their world changed. See, Elizabeth I left no children. When she died her nearest relative became ruler of England, a man who was King James VI of Scotland. But since he was the first James to rule England, he became known as King James I. As he traveled down to London, some separatists met him and presented him with a list of demands for changes in the Church of England. He only agreed to a new
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translation of the Bible, which became known as the King James Version. But now that he knew where the separatists stood, he decided they should change because he saw them as enemies of the state. He even said, “I will make them conform themselves or I will have them out of the land.” Back to our man Smyth. After James came to power a lot of separatists decided to leave England and head to Amsterdam. Why Amsterdam? Because it had an open policy toward different religious beliefs. Eventually Smyth and his group of separatists also decided to make the journey to Amsterdam, about fifty people in all. Once in Amsterdam, Smyth met people from other Christian persuasions, including a group of Mennonites who practiced believer’s baptism.
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Smyth became convinced that infant baptism was wrong, and so in 1609 he baptized himself and then others in his small group. The form of baptism he used was pouring water from a pitcher; therefore he is known as a se-baptist, a self-baptized Christian. Soon after Smyth wanted to become more closely aligned with the Mennonites and a split developed in his group. A man named Thomas Helwys led part of the small group back to England. Once there, this small group of Baptists started other churches, and the rest is history. And about twenty years later they decided to switch their baptism method from pouring to immersion, which is what is practiced today. Questions/comments contact Mark at www.drnickens.com; other summaries available there.
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“To Know Him And The Power Of His Resurrection” (Phillippians 3:10a)
SOUTHERN B A P T IS T
SO U TH ER N B A PTIST Ebenezer Baptist Church
“A Church With A Heart For Our City...” Rev. David Hayes
Sunday 8 :3 0 A M W o rsh ip 9 :4 5 A M S u n d a y S ch o o l 11 :0 0 A M W o rsh ip 6 :0 0 P M W o rsh ip 1301 Icemorlee St.
C AT H O L IC
Siler Presbyterian Church
O ur Lady O f Lourdes C atholic C hurch Franklin & Deese Sts. Monroe 704-289-2773
704-821-7445 Sunday W orship 8:30 AM & 11 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Children/Youth Programs Sunday 5 PM
B rotherhood - 2nd S un. each m onth Ladies A uxiliary - 2nd M on. each m onth
“Reset” Worship Thursday 7:00 p.m. Sunday W orship 8:45 & 11:00 a.m . C hildren’s C hurch & N ursery provided at both services Sunday School 10:00 a.m . See our C hurch Briefs ad and or w ebsite for additional details
PRESBYTERIAN 6301 Weddington-Monroe Rd. (Hwy. 84) Wesley Chapel, NC
W ed n esd ay P rayer M eeting.............................7:00 pm Aw ana C lub...................................6:45 pm Youth.............................................7:00 pm
3619 Morgan Mill Road Monroe, NC SERVICES E ach S unday 10:30 A .M . C om e w orship w ith us Pastor: Elder Newell Helms 704-283-6570 Asst. Pastor: Elder Jared Smith 704-888-4889
103-C Wilkes Dr. Monroe, NC
(located corner 601N & Wilkes Dr.) Pastor: Zack F. Little, Sr. (704) 618-0919 Cell
S u n d ay S unday S chool..............................9:45 am W orship.......................................10:45 am E vening S ervice............................6:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 PM English 7:00 PM Spanish Sunday 10:00 AM English 12:00 PM Spanish 2:00 PM Spanish Rev. Thomas J. Kessler, M.Div. Pastor
1417 Unionville-Indian Trail Rd. West Indian Trail, NC 704-289-2632
Rev. Tim othy Rogers Sunday Morning 9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM W orship Sunday Night 6:00 PM Awana, Youth M eetings, Bible Studies Wednesday Night 7:00 PM M idweek Prayer Service Classes for all children & youth
U N ITE D M E TH O D IS T Stallings United Methodist Church 1115 Stallings Rd. Stallings, NC 28104 704-821-8820 www.stallingsumc.org
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Bart Milleson
Sunday Worship Times 8:30-9:15 Intimate Service 9:15-9:45 Fellowship Time 9:45-10:40 Sunday School for all ages 10:55 Formal Worship 4:30-7:00 Children & Youth Sunday evenings. Contemporary Worship COC every Saturday evening at 5:30 PM
CHURCH OF GOD
P a s to r: D r. L e e P ig g 420 Hopewell Church Road • Monroe (across from Fairview Elementary) Phone 704-753-1084
W O R S H IP S undays: 9:00 am & 10:30 am D IS C IP LE S H IP G R O U P S S undays & W ednesdays
Check website for details
2915 G oldm ine R d., M onroe P hone 704-289-1676
S unday S chool........9:30 A M W orship S ervice....10:30 A M E vening S ervice...........6 P M
Church of God Worship Center 3210 Secrest Shortcut Rd. 704-289-3220 www.mercyhousecog.org <http://www.mercyhousecog.org.
Pastor: Rev. C. Alan Greene Sunday Worship Opportunities Sunday School 9:30 am Morning Worship & Word 10:30 am Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm Wednesday: Discipleship Training 7:00 pm Classes for Youth and Children
SOUTHERN B A P T IS T COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH
2706 S ecrest S hortcut R d. R ev. R ile B aucom - P astor C hurch P hone - 704-289-9373
W orship S ervice...........7 P M R ev. D ouglas R um ley
Sunday Services: Bible Study..........................9:45 AM W orship.............................10:45 AM Evening W orship.................6:00 PM W ednesday Services: Youth...................................7:00 PM W orship................................7:00 PM C hoir.....................................8:00 PM C hildren’s C hoir....................7:00 PM
U N IT E D M E T H O D IS T
U N ITE D M E TH O D IS T
C entral U nited M ethodist C hurch 801 S . H ayne S t., M onroe, N .C . (C orner of H ayne & S unset) C hurch P hone - 704-289-3186
SUNDAYS 8:50 a.m .........Contem porary W orship 8:50 a.m ......................Chapel W orship 10:00 a.m .....................Sunday School 11:00 a.m ...............Sanctuary W orship Upward Basketball/Cheerleading Ministry
M INERAL SPRINGS UNITED M ETHODIST
Live for Jesus, Grow Disciples, Change Lives Just 0ff Hwy. 75 in M ineral Springs
Rev. Bruce Gwyn, Senior Pastor Rev. Marilyn Wooten, Assoc. Pastor (704) 843-5905 S u n d ay M o rn in g S ch ed u le
V is it U s A t: w w w .c e n tra lu m c m o n ro e .o rg
Traditional W orship 8:45 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Traditional W orship 11:00 AM www.mymsumc.com
SO U TH ER N B A PTIST
AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION
Benton’s Cross Roads Baptist Church 109 Lawyers Rd. East M onroe 704-753-1291
Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 am Sunday Evening Youth Services 5 pm & 6:30 pm Wednesday Evening Services: Awana 6:45 pm - 8:15pm Prayer Meeting 7:15 pm Family Night Meal 1st & 3rd Wed. of each month 6:00 pm After School, Pre-School & Summer Camp (704) 753-9291 Rev. Lee A Davis III, Paster Darren Adams, Youth Minister www.bentonscrossroads.org
Advertise Your Church Information Here Only $8.35 Per Week. Call Elaine Bolick 704-261-2206
Rock Hill African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 2723 Lawyers Rd, West Indian Trail, NC 28104 704-882-1373 ROCKHILLAMEZ@netzero.net Rev. Dr. Christopher Zacharias, Senior Pastor SERVICES OF WORSHIP 9 am S unday S chool 10 am S unday M orning W orship 12 pm W ednesday B ible C lass 7 pm W ednesday B ible S tudy
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CHURCH BRIEFS Continued from Page 6A Stephenson Presbyterian 4224 Rocky River Road North; www.stephensonpres.org; 704-882-2018 Pastor: Keith Morrison Regular Sundays: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. St. Lukeâ€™s Lutheran Church 909 Circle Drive, Monroe; 704-2835244 Pastor: Kenneth W. Fink Regular Sundays: 8:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship Sutton Park Baptist McIntyre Street, Monroe Pastor: Kenneth Crump Sundays: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study and prayer time. TheRiver Meets at New Salem Volunteer Fire Department Pastor: Jimmy Brown 704-753-1929 E-mail: email@example.com Sunday: Interdenominational church meets at 10 a.m. Very casual dress, ca-
sual atmosphere. Tirzah Presbyterian 7507 Tirzah Church Road, Waxhaw; 704-843-2893; www.tirzahchurch.org. Pastor: Jill Duffield Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship at 11 a.m. Turner Presbyterian 4802 Lancaster Hwy., Monroe Pastor: Roy Scarbrough Today: 7 to 10 a.m., breakfast; 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., bazaar Sundays: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., prayer time; 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Union Baptist 4312 Old Pageland-Monroe Road, Monroe; 704-764-7289 Pastor: Joseph Hickson Regular Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship Regular Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study. Union United Methodist 6315 New Town Road, Waxhaw; 704843-1603 Pastor: Kim Higgins
Oct. 18: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., flu clinic Oct. 31: 6 p.m., supper; 7 p.m., trunk or treat, haunted trail, movie. Sundays: 8:45 a.m., contemporary worship; 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., blended service; 5 p.m., youth Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., senior chair yoga. Union Springs A.M.E. Zion 4003 Morgan Mill Road, Unionville Pastor: Michael Baker Sundays: 8 a.m., Sunday school; 9:15 a.m., praise and worship; 9:30 a.m., morning worship. Unionville Baptist 510 Baucom Road, Monroe Pastor: Hank Parker Jr. Sundays: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship. Walkersville Presbyterian Church 6204 Brady Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Dan Lewis Sundays: 8:45 a.m., Sunday school; 10 a.m., worship.
Watts Grove Missionary Baptist 3105 Rocky River Road North, Monroe Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Waxhaw Baptist 8213 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road, Waxhaw Pastor: Donny Royster Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., worship; 6 p.m., Bible study, Kids for Christ, Y Factor Class. Wednesday: 7 p.m., prayer and youth class, Kids for Christ Waxhaw Presbyterian 8100 Old Waxhaw-Monroe Road, Waxhaw Sundays: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bible study, call 704-843-4685 for details. Waxhaw United Methodist 200 McDonald St., Waxhaw; 704-843-3931 Pastor: Harrison Hinson Sundays: 9 a.m., worship; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; traditional worship, 11 a.m.
Wesley Chapel Methodist Potter and Weddington roads, Wesley Chapel Pastor: Denise Earls; phone, 704-8144739; www.wesleychapelumc.net Sundays: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m., with childrenâ€™s church provided. For transportation, call 704283-6106. Westend Baptist 1611 Sanlee Church Drive, Monroe; 704-764-7366 Pastor: Rodney Faircloth Sundays: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., 6 p.m., worship. Wednesdays: 6 p.m., worship. Wingate Baptist 108 E. Elm St., Wingate www.wingatebaptistchurch.com; 704233-4256 Pastor: J. Derrill Smith Sunday: noon to 2 p.m., flu shot clinic, fellowship hall; $30 cash or check Oct. 18: 10:30 a.m., bicentennial homecoming; worship on front lawn; covered dish to follow Regular Sunday schedule: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.; 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Kids Club for age 4
through sixth grade. Wingate United Methodist 111 Hinson St., Wingate; 704-233-4995; www.wingateumc.com Pastor: Rhonda Hartweg Sundays: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; evening prayer and praise, 5 p.m. Wednesday: 6 p.m., meal; 7 p.m., Bible study, youth meeting Word of Christ Baptist 3629 Highway 74, Wingate Pastor: Gary W. McLain Regular Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Regular Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible study Zion United Methodist 1521 Old Fish Road, Monroe Pastor: Mark Curtis Regular Sundays: 9 a.m., Sunday school; 10 a.m., worship. Today: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., chicken and dumpling dinner, take out or dine in, $7.
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Obama honored for his promise, not actions to show the desire in his April Prague speech, and quite another to unite hesitant nations and U.S. lawmakers behind the necessary web of treaties and agreements. He pledged to take the lead against climate change. But the U.S. seems likely to head into December’s crucial international negotiations in Copenhagen with Obama-backed legislation still stalled. And what about Obama’s global prestige? It seemed to take a hit exactly a week ago when his trans-Atlantic journey to win the 2016 Olympics for Chicago was rejected with a last-place finish. For the Nobel committee, merely altering the tone out of Washington toward the rest
the globally controversial U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a task with difficulties that have Obama headed to miss his own January 2010 deadline. He said he would end the Iraq war. But he slowed the U.S. troop drawdown a bit. Meantime, he’s running a second war in the Muslim world, in Afghanistan — and is seriously considering ramping that one up. He has pushed for new efforts to make peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. But there’s been little cooperation so far. His administration is talking to U.S. foes, like Iran, North Korea and Cuba. But there’s not much to show from that, either. He said he wants a nuclearfree world. But it was one thing
WASHINGTON (AP) — The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama landed with a shock on darkened, still-asleep Washington. He won! For what? For one of America’s youngest presidents, in office less than nine months — and only for 12 days before the Nobel nomination deadline last February — it was an astonishing award. But the prize seems to be more for promise than performance. Obama so far has no standout moment of victory. As for most presidents in their first year, the report card on Obama’s ambitious agenda is an “incomplete.” He banned extreme interrogation techniques for terrorists. But he also promised to close
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In-Depth Forecast Today we will see mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high temperature of 83º, humidity of 73% and an overnight low of 61º. The record high temperature for today is 92º set in 1939. The record low temperature is 31º set in 2000.
Tarboro 84/60 Washington Asheville 84/61 Greensboro Raleigh 69/52 78/56 82/59 Charlotte Cape 81/61 New Bern Hatteras Monroe Fayetteville 88/64 82/66 Shown is today’s weather. 83/61 86/62 Wilmington Temperatures are today’s 89/68 highs and tonight’s lows.
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—Aug. 4, 1961: Barack Hussein Obama is born in Hawaii to a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas. His mother is Stanley (her father wanted a boy) Ann Dunham. The Kenyan-born father is Barack Obama Sr. They met at the University of Hawaii, got married and had a son, Barack — “blessed” in Arabic. The father departs two years later to study at Harvard. He returned just once when his son was 10. —1967: Obama moves from Hawaii with his mother to Jakarta, Indonesia. He returns to the United States when he is 10, and lives with his grandparents in Hawaii. He spends much of his youth struggling with questions about his racial identity — and an African father he barely knew. He acknowledges he experimented with drugs in his teen years, a revelation made in his memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” At Occidental College in Los Angeles, he started using his given name, Barack, instead of Barry — and took his first plunge into politics, speaking at an anti-apartheid rally. Obama later transfers from the small liberal arts college to Columbia University in New York. “I didn’t socialize that much. I was like a monk,” he would say years later in an interview with Columbia alumni magazine. —1983: Obama graduates with a political science degree and holds various jobs in New York. It was there he received a call from an aunt in Nairobi notifying him his father had been killed in an auto accident. After New York, Obama heads to Chicago, where he knew no one. He starts out there as a $12,000-a-year community organizer, walking the run-down streets of the South Side that had been decimated by the loss of steel mills and factory jobs. —1988: Obama makes giant leap from the South Side to Harvard Law School, the training ground for America’s elite. He made history there, two years later, as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, perhaps the most prestigious law journal in the nation. After his first year, Obama was a summer associate at a corporate law firm in Chicago where his adviser was Michelle Robinson, another Harvard law graduate and a product of a working-class family. They subsequently marry and have two daughters, Malia, now 10,
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and Sasha, 7. —1993: He joins a law firm specializing in civil rights and becomes a lecturer at University of Chicago law school. Two years later, he published “Dreams From My Father,” a well-reviewed memoir about growing up in America with an absent African father. —1996: Obama is elected to the Illinois state senate. But as a member of the Democratic minority, his legislative proposals are consistently thwarted by Republicans. Some dismissed him as an ivory tower liberal. However, he ultimately scores several legislative successes, pushing through measures to limit lobbyists’ gifts to politicians, and expand health care to poor children. He also is instrumental in changing laws governing racial profiling, the death penalty and the interrogation of murder suspects. —Aug. 2000: Obama arrives at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, having been beaten badly by Rep. Bobby Rush a primary election, thwarting his bid for Congress. He has difficulty securing a convention floor pass and watches most of the proceedings from the sideline. —Aug. 2004: Obama attends Democratic convention — this time to deliver the keynote speak role as his party’s nominee for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois, which he wins. Still a relatively obscure member of the Illinois Senate, his words ignite the crowd. —Aug. 2006: Obama publishes “The Audacity of Hope,” a book detailing his views on national affairs; His narration of “Dreams From My Father” wins a Grammy Award for best spoken album of 2005. —2007: Obama launches presidential campaign; raises a record $100 million in campaign contributions. —Jan. 3, 2008: Obama wins Iowa Democratic caucuses; becomes the front-runner for the presidential nomination, eclipsing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, previously considered the premier candidate for the nomination. He locks up the nomination by June 3 and accepts it on Aug. 28 in Denver. —Nov. 4, 2008: Obama wins presidency, and delivers his acceptance speech in Chicago, his adopted hometown. “And to all of those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parlia-
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ments and palaces, to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world, our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand. To those — to those who would tear the world down: We will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security: We support you.” —Jan. 20, 2009: Before a jubilant crowd of more than a million, Obama claims his place in history as America’s first black president, summoning the nation to unite in hope against the “gathering clouds and raging storms” of war and economic woe. “We gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord,” the 45th president proclaims after taking the oath of office. —Feb. 24, 2009: Obama makes his first speech to a joint session of Congress, evoking a “day of reckoning” for a nation facing a grave financial crisis, and calling for shared sacrifice and costly new endeavors to pick up the economy, overhaul health care, improve schools and clean up the environment. “The time to take charge of our future is here,” he declared. “Tonight, I want every American to know this: We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.” —April 6, 2009: Obama uses a speech to the Turkish Parliament to push for renewed negotiations to bring peace to the Middle East. “We share the goal of a lasting peace between Israel and its neighbors. Let me be clear: —May 26, 2009: Obama nominates the first Hispanic to the U.S. Supreme Court: “And when Sonia Sotomayor ascends those marble steps to assume her seat on the highest court of the land, America will have taken another important step toward realizing the ideal that is etched above its entrance: Equal justice under the law.” —June 4, 2009: Obama extends a hand to the Islamic world in a speech in Cairo. “So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, those who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity. ”
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casting the prestigious honor in terms grander than himself when he appeared in the Rose Garden several hours after the Nobel committee’s announcement. “To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize — men and women who’ve inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace,” Obama said. The president said he was accepting the award as a “call to action — a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century,” including nuclear weapons, climate change and conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Obama, 48, is the third U.S. president to win the prize while in office, after Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Former President Jimmy Carter won the prize in 2002, more than two decades after he left office. Obama will travel to Oslo, Norway, in December to accept the award. It comes with a $1.4 million cash prize that White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama will donate to charity. Several charities, yet to be named, are likely to benefit from the windfall, Gibbs said. The award surprised Obama and his staff on what already was a busy Friday. Washington was still asleep under dark and starry skies when reporters informed Gibbs that Obama had won the 2009 prize. Gibbs then telephoned his boss with the news, and Obama’s prenoon appearance in the Rose Garden was quickly arranged. Later in the day, Obama met in private with five people who told him about hardships they blame on financial industry practices, then held an event in the East Room to press Congress to pass an overhaul of industry regulations, including stronger protections for consumers. The president also scheduled another meeting with his national security team, including by videoconference Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, to discuss the situation there and in Pakistan. Obama also met with Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., and had lunch with Vice President Joe Biden. In the evening, he and first lady Michelle Obama were throwing a picnic for Secret Service members and their families. “Well, this is not how I expected to wake up this morning,” Obama said. He described his interaction with his two daughters. “After I received the news, Malia walked in and said, ’Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo’s birthday.’ And then Sasha added, ‘Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up.’ So it’s — it’s good to have kids to keep things in perspective,” he said. Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg tweeted that Obama would visit the Norwegian capital to collect the prize on Dec. 10, the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite whose 1895 will set up the Nobel Prizes. If Obama sticks to tradition, he will attend the annual Peace Prize music concert on Dec. 11, the following day, and travel to Stockholm to speak to the Riksdag, or the Swedish parliament.
BBQ Continued from Page 1A with Operation Reach Out in Monroe. The meal will be offered from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at $7 per plate, including barbecue chicken, slaw, beans, bread, a drink and dessert. Takeout is available. The gospel concert will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both will be held at the Monroe Christian Worship Center, 1721 N. Charlotte Ave., Monroe. Admission to the concert is $2.
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GOP, liberals dismiss Obama’s prize WASHINGTON (AP) — Gee, you’d think a U.S. president who won the Nobel Peace Prize might get rave reviews from his party’s activists and congrats from top Republicans. But news of Barack Obama’s award Friday drew a rebuke from the Republican Party chairman, ridicule from conservative bloggers, and even gripes from some liberals who think he hasn’t done enough to wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Top Democrats congratulated Obama, of course, but critics abounded on the left and right. “What has President Obama actually accomplished?” said Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee. “It is unfortunate that the president’s star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights.” There was praise from two Democrats who also have won the Nobel Peace Prize. Former President Jimmy Carter, who won in 2002, called Obama’s selection a “bold statement of international support for his vision and commitment.” And former Vice President Al Gore, who won two years ago, said Obama’s prize was “extremely well deserved.” “I think that much of what he has accomplished already is going to be far more appreciated in the eyes of history, as it has been by the Nobel committee,” Gore said. And some Republicans had kind words, too. “Under any circumstance an appropriate response is to say congratulations,” said Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. But GOP Rep. Gresham
Barrett, who is running for governor of South Carolina, mocked Obama’s prize. “I’m not sure what the international community loved best; his waffling on Afghanistan, pulling defense missiles out of Eastern Europe, turning his back on freedom fighters in Honduras, coddling Castro, siding with Palestinians against Israel, or almost getting tough on Iran,” Barrett said. Several commentators challenged the value of the Peace Prize, noting that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat shared it in 1994. “What’s Obama done?” asked Rick Moran in his blog on American Thinker, a strong advocate of Israel. “What peace has he negotiated? ... I suppose an organization that thought Yasser Arafat worthy of the same prize can’t be taken seriously anyway. But they are.” Erick Erickson, writing on the conservative RedState.com, suggested Obama won in part because he is black. “I did not realize the Nobel Peace Prize had an affirmative action quota for it, but that is the only thing I can think of for this news,” Erickson wrote. “There is no way Barack Obama earned it in the nominations period.” Obama himself said he felt humbled and undeserving, declaring in a Rose Garden statement: “I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments.” The reaction was only slightly warmer on some liberal Web sites, where some writers said Obama should end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan before being awarded such a prize. To be sure, some groups and politicians gave Obama full-throated congratulations. Global Zero, compris-
ing political and military leaders from around the world, applauded Obama’s award, which was “in part based on his leadership to achieve the elimination of nuclear weapons.” Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine,
who chairs the Democratic National Committee, called the award “an affirmation of the fact that the United States has returned to its long-standing role as a world leader.” Sen. Debbie Stabenow,
D-Mich., chastised the GOP’s Steele for his remarks, and noted that conservative activists had cheered when Obama failed last week to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago.
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WHO’S NEWS West whips UA; back runs for 218
OAKBORO — West Stanly High kept Union Academy winless with a 40-8 home win over the Cardinals on Friday. Union Academy fell to 0-6-1 on the season. The Cardinals didn’t attempt a pass. UA’s Tyree Drakeford, a sophomore, Drakeford led the team in rushing with 218 yards on 24 carries. Ra’sheed Rushing had 69 yards on nine carries. West Stanly is now 3-4 and will face Piedmont High next Friday. Union Academy will travel to Monroe High next Friday.
Berry blanks Cuthbertson, 63-0
CHARLOTTE — The Berry Academy football team rolled to a 63-0 win over Cuthbertson High on Friday. Cardinals quarterback Kenny Patterson led the offense by finished 10-of-13 for 135 yards and three touchdowns. Berry improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the Rocky River Conference. The Cavaliers, who play at home against Central Academy next week, fell to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the RRC.
Angels grab 2-0 lead on Red Sox
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With Jered Weaver picking up right where John Lackey left off for the Los Angeles Angels, not even Josh Beckett could keep the Boston Red Sox from the brink of playoff elimination. Weaver yielded two hits while dominating Boston into the eighth inning, and Maicer Izturis drove home the tiebreaking run in Los Angeles’ 4-1 victory over the Red Sox on Friday night, extending the Angels’ firstround lead to 2-0. Game 3 is early Sunday at Fenway Park, with Boston’s Clay Buchholz facing Angels newcomer Scott Kazmir.
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Weddington’s Zach Davis tries to strip Rebels QB Maurice Leak while Connor Gorham assists.
for the first time to tie the E-J Sports Editor game at 7-all with 7:50 left in WEDDINGTON the third quarter, Ardrey reJust when Parkwood High turned the ensuing kickoff finally gained the momen- 60 yards down to the Parktum,Weddingwood 37. ton’s Domo- Weddington 22 WHS took nique Ardrey advantage of snatched it short field Parkwood 7 the right back and the powwith a pair of er running of third-quarter returns that sophomore Connor Gorham helped his team celebrate to drive down to the 1, where homecoming with a 22-7 vic- QB Anthony Boone plunged tory on Friday. in for what proved to be the After the Rebels scored winning touchdown.
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The Rebels’ next drive stalled at their 40, and this time Ardrey ranged to his right and caught a punt at his own 33 before returning it 67 yards for a TD with 35 seconds left in the third. “Those were huge plays in the ballgame,” WHS coach Justin Hardin said of Ardrey’s returns. “Our offense struggled to move the ball and we needed something to give us a spark and that’s what Dominique did for us.”
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Hart: ‘This is the biggest win we’ve had in the school’s history, hands down’
Redhawks crush Comets
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INDIAN TRAIL Porter Ridge High’s Christian Hart called it ‘the biggest win in the school’s history.’ Hart, a senior defensive tackle, had an interception with 27 seconds left in the fourth quarter to help the Pirates seal a 20-17 home win over previously-unbeaten Marvin Ridge on Friday. Porter Ridge improved to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the Southern Carolina Conference. The visiting Mavericks (6-1, 0-1 SCC) had put together an impressive drive down to Porter Ridge’s 3-yard line in Porter Ridge 20 the final minutes, h i c h Marvin Ridge 17 w included four straight completions by backup senior quarterback Chandler LeDoyen. LeDoyen hit junior KJ Brent for a 12-yard gain to set up first and goal at the three, but on the very next play, Porter Ridge senior lineman Dyllon Thomas broke through the line and deflected the ball just as LeDoyen released the pass. The ball popped straight up in the air and fell into Hart’s hands, sending the Pirate sideline into a frenzy. “Dyllon got through and was fortunate enough to break up the pass, and I was just in the right place at the right time,” said Hart. “He made the play and I just had to make the catch.”
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Porter Ridge senior tight end Ryan Patty caught a 9-yard touchdown pass Friday, helping the Pirates edge Marvin Ridge.
Staff Writer NEW LONDON Monroe High’s Jamison Crowder returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a score and the Redhawks never looked back en route to a 62-3 win over North Stanly on Friday. “To be 7-0 right now, that’s the one thing that we talked about before the game,” coach Johnny Sowell said after the win. Monroe jumped out with 28 first-quarter points and took a 42-3 lead into the half before allowing some of the junior varsity players to get some touches. Throughout the first three quarters, big plays were Monroe’s trademark. Monroe had touchdown plays of 35, 53, 65,, 56 and 58 yards; twice they scored on the first play of the drive and once on the second play. “We got some kids that can hit some home runs, and we’re going to give those kids the opportunity,” Sowell said. Shamiir Hailey carried much of the load on the ground, giving Monroe 164 rushing yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion.
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Bearcats get past Spartans By Eric Rape
don Ellerbe that tied the game. The Spartans went up again with a Wadesboro 9-play 65 yard drive that concluded with The Sun Valley Spartans had their Smith finding Dustin Cook for a 30 yard hearts broken on the final play of the touchdown, on which Cook broke three game, watching a 40-yard field goal at- tackles on his way to the endzone. tempt glide wide right with time expirThe first quarter ended with the Sparing. tans up 14-10 after an Anson field goal. It sparked a celebration Anson took control in the for Anson County, giving Anson 30 second quarter driving for the Bearcats a 30-28 home two touchdowns in the pewin in their Southern Carthe first came on a 10Sun Valley 28 riod, olina Conference opener play 82 yard drive with Joron Friday. dan Hildreth running the The Spartans (5-2, 0-1) started fast, ball in from 22 yards out and the second opening the game with Jeremy Busby coming on Ellerbe’s two yard run into the intercepting a pass on the first play from endzone on a 7-play drive that started at scrimmage that set up a one play 24-yard the Spartans 27 to make the haftime score strike from Ryan Smith to Jody Fuller for 23-14 with one extra point try failing and a 7-0 lead. The Bearcats answered quickly the Spartans’ offense sputtering. with a 61-yard touchdown run by BranSee BEARCATS / Page 3B E-J Correspondent
Taurasi, Mercury win another title
PHOENIX (AP) — The core of the dynamic Phoenix Mercury is a trio as talented as any in the game. No wonder they win WNBA championships. Diana Taurasi, Cappie Pondexter and Penny Taylor — who led the team to its 2007 title — did it again in 2009, when the Mercury held off a late rally by the tenacious Indiana Fever for a 94-86 victory in the deciding Game 5 Friday night. League and finals MVP Taurasi scored 26 points, Pondexter had 24, and Taylor made two crucial free throws with 37.7 seconds left for the Mercury, who won the last two games to take the intense series 3-2. “This is what we do, we make big plays,” Taurasi said, holding a towel over her head in the champagne-drenched locker room. “We have people that step up and love to live the moment. It’s a great team, great team.” When it was over, the three hugged in elation, and Taylor — the Australian who joined the team Aug. 1 after reconstructive ankle surgery — broke down in tears. “I was only here from half the season but it was a long half and it’s been a hard half,” she said. “Just the build up of that emotion of wanting to do so well, and wanting to do well for your teammates, wanting to win every game and it’s just a release right now that we have been able to do it,” Tammy Sutton-Brown scored 22 points for Indiana.
Photo by Jamie Belk
Sun Valley QB Ryan Smith threw for 219 yards and four touchdowns in Friday’s loss at Anson.
Panthers earn their fourth win, trying to establish new habits By David Sentendrey
Piedmont used seven rushers on a steady attack that gained 174 MONROE yards. Jacob Oakley led the charge Piedmont High improved to 4-4 with 50 yards after senior running on the season after defeating Cen- back Steven Miller left with a shoultral Academy (1-6) 38-24 on Friday der injury – Miller had 37 yards on evening. 10 carries. Caleb Gordon added 38 The Panthers have already yards on nine carries. matched their win total for their CATA could not catch a break previous three seawhen they needed sons combined. it most. Even when “We’re a good foot- Piedmont 38 their defense forced ball team and we’re a fumble on the Pied24 mont 40-yard line in going to win more ball CATA games and I think our the third quarter, the kids are starting to get that culture Cougars fumbled their first offenback where we expect to win,” Pied- sive play following – returning the mont coach Frank Ambrose. ball back to the Panthers. “Winning is a habit as is losing Senior quarterback Charvis Bar– and we’re looking to break those rino led the Cougars with 104 yards habits of losing every week.” rushing and all three of their touchThe Panthers are now 3-2 in the downs – including a rush for a twoRocky River 2A/1A Conference point conversion. while the Cougars are 0-4. See PANTHERS / Page 3B E-J Correspondent
E-J staff photo by Rick Crider
Sophomore Kyle Eiss (35) had a big game for Piedmont. He recovered a fumble for a TD and also ran in a two-point conversion.
2B / Saturday, October 10, 2009
Americans lead at President’s Cup Clark rolled in a 15-foot ea- Stricker: Weir and Clark, gle as he and Singh won the who volunteered to take a last two holes for a 1-up vic- crack at America’s latest tory over Lucas Glover and juggernaut Saturday morning in the alternate-shot sesStewart Cink. “It certainly didn’t look sion. “We know whoever is gogood there for a while,” Clark said. “When you come ing up against them is going out of a day like that tied — to have it tough,” Clark said. and obviously, only one point “We just feel like with our back now — we are feeling solid games tomorrow, we can go out and at least try good. It seems like most of the close matches that have and wear them down if we come down to the last couple can. But that’s going to be of holes, we’ve been able to tough.” Mickelson teamed with salvage a halve or even win Anthony Kim in foursomes, a point, which is huge.” Of the five matches that and had Justin Leonard at have gone the distance, his side in fourballs. Leonard, who missed a the International team has 3-foot putt on the final hole picked up 3 1/2 points. The International team Thursday event that cost the Americans a point, still doesn’t have an steadied himself answer for the Amerquickly with a birdie icans’ best three on the first hole, and players, though. key birdie on the 14th Woods and Strickfor a 2-up lead, and an er are the only play8-foot birdie to close ers at Harding Park out the match, 3 and who have not trailed 2, over Retief Goosen at any point over the and Adam Scott. last two days, and “We had a great they have yet to play WOODS partnership,” Mickthe 16th hole in comelson said. “He came back petition. Stricker chipped in for after finishing last night not birdie on the first hole, hit the way he wanted to, and on a wedge to 2 feet to take the the very first hole making a lead for good on the par-5 critical putt, getting us off fifth, and Woods made sure to a good start.” Mickelson has done nothGeoff Ogilvy and Angel Cabrera never got close on the ing but give credit to his back nine. Woods hit a tow- partners, when he has carering approach to 5 feet on ried the load. Lefty had six the 15th hole for a birdie that birdies in the fourballs forwas conceded in a 5-and-3 mat, and often had a birdie opportunity if Leonard hapvictory. “I’m very comfortable pened to miss. Woods and Stricker, who with him out there, and I think he’s comfortable with played only 14 holes in the me out there,” Stricker said. opening session, might have “So I think that’s why we are had a shorter match until having fun and playing well stalling on the back nine. The idea of fourballs is for on top of that.” Next up for Woods and both players to have a look
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Weir kept seeing American red on the scoreboard Friday, a familiar portrait at this Presidents Cup. Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker were dominant in a different format, winning so handily that they were the last match to tee off and among the first to finish. Phil Mickelson had a different partner and got the same result, closing out his match before reaching the 17th tee. For the second straight day, the Americans were poised to take a comfortable lead. Thanks to a superb fairway metal from Weir, a clutch putt for eagle on the final hole by Tim Clark and another late rally by the International team, this Presidents Cup is far from over. The Americans were ahead in five of six matches at some point on the back nine. The fourballs sessions wound up in a draw, the teams splitting the six matches. The American lead remained one point, 6 1/2-5 1/2. “We watched the board a little bit and we knew all the of matches were within or two, except for a couple of them, so we knew if we could turn it around ... there’s still a lot of golf to play,” Weir said. Weir and Ernie Els won the final three holes for a 2-up victory over Jim Furyk and Anthony Kim, the clinching shot by Weir from the base of the bleachers and onto the green at the par-5 18th for an eagle that was conceded. “That was one of the better ones I’ve hit in a long time,” Weir said.
at birdie. On several holes, it was either Stricker or Woods in play, yet they still managed to build a 3-up lead at the turn. “You want two on each hole — two balls in the fairway and two balls on the green, always putting a lot of pressure on your opponent,” Woods said. “We didn’t do that, it seemed like, on the front nine especially. It was one ball in, and that one ball was making birdies. So we did well.” It was the first time Woods has won his opening two matches in his 12 years playing the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup. In the first all-Asian pairing since 1998 at Royal Melbourne, PGA champion Y.E. Yang and 18-year-old Ryo Ishikawa built a 4-up lead through six holes and, after hitting bump around the turn, poured in on for a 4-and-3 victory over Kenny Perry and Sean O’Hair. “He’s young, but he definitely doesn’t play young,” Yang said. “I told him on the first tee that we should have fun, and we did have fun. And we had a win, as well.” In the other match, Zach Johnson made sure the International team couldn’t turn in one last rally. He holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to give him and Hunter Mahan a 2-and-1 victory over Robert Allenby and Camilo Villegas. The Americans have never lost on home soil and have a 5-1-1 lead in the series. Saturday could prove pivotal if they want to continue those trends, with five foursomes matches in the morning and five fourballs matches in the afternoon.
Local Events Today College Cross Country Wingate at Disney World Classic, 7:45 a.m. High School Cross Country Piedmont Invitational at Wingate University, 9 a.m. College Football Wingate at Lenior-Rhyne, 2 p.m. Men’s College Soccer Brevard at Wingate, 4 p.m. College Volleyball Wingate at Lincoln Memorial, 4 p.m. Women’s College Soccer Mars Hill at Wingate, 7 p.m.
Today AUTO RACING 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Copart 300, at Fontana, Calif. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN — Auburn at Arkansas ESPN2 — Purdue at Minnesota 12:30 p.m. FSN — Oklahoma St. at Texas A&M 3:30 p.m. ABC — Baylor at Oklahoma CBS — Alabama at Mississippi ESPN — Regional coverage, Wisconsin at Ohio St. 7 p.m. FSN — Stanford at Oregon St. 7:15 p.m. ESPN — Colorado at Texas 8 p.m. CBS — National coverage, Florida at LSU ESPN2 — Georgia Tech at Florida St. 8:07 p.m. ABC — Michigan at Iowa GOLF 11 a.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Presidents Cup, third round, at San Francisco MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. TBS — Playoffs, National League Division Series, game 3, Los Angeles at St. Louis 10 p.m. TBS — Playoffs, National League Division Series, game 3, Philadelphia at Colorado NBA BASKETBALL 9:30 p.m. TNT — Preseason, Golden State vs. Phoenix
Scoreboard Call scores in at (704) 261-2253 National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East
N.Y. Jets New England Miami Buffalo
W 3 3 1 1
L 1 1 3 3
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .750 .750 .250 .250
Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston Tennessee
W 4 2 2 0
L 0 2 2 4
T 0 0 0 0
Pct 1.000 .500 .500 .000
PF 74 87 81 74
PA 57 71 79 110
AFC 3-0-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 0-2-0
NFC 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
Div 1-0-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 0-2-0
PA 62 86 92 108
AFC 2-0-0 2-1-0 2-2-0 0-4-0
NFC 2-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
Div 1-0-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 0-2-0
PA 80 76 78 118
AFC 3-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 0-3-0
NFC 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
Div 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 0-2-0
PF 106 97 94 75
Baltimore Cincinnati Pittsburgh Cleveland
W 3 3 2 0
L 1 1 2 4
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .750 .750 .500 .000
PF 124 84 85 49
Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City
W 4 2 1 0
L 0 2 3 4
T 0 0 0 0
Pct 1.000 .500 .250 .000
PF 79 101 42 64
PA 26 102 86 112
AFC 3-0-0 2-2-0 1-3-0 0-2-0
NFC 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-2-0
Div 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-2-0 0-1-0
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East
N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Dallas Washington
W 4 2 2 2
L 0 1 2 2
T 0 0 0 0
Pct 1.000 .667 .500 .500
New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay
W 4 2 0 0
L 0 1 3 4
T 0 0 0 0
Pct 1.000 .667 .000 .000
PF 107 94 96 56
PA 64 72 78 62
NFC 3-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 2-2-0
AFC 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0
Div 2-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
PA 66 53 87 107
NFC 2-0-0 1-0-0 0-3-0 0-3-0
AFC 2-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
Div 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0
PF 144 57 37 54
Minnesota Chicago Green Bay Detroit
W 4 3 2 1
L 0 1 2 3
T 0 0 0 0
Pct 1.000 .750 .500 .250
PF 118 105 104 83
PA 80 78 93 134
NFC 3-0-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 1-3-0
AFC 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0
Div 2-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-2-0
W San Francisco 3 Arizona 1 Seattle 1 St. Louis 0
L 1 2 3 4
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .750 .333 .250 .000
Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Dallas at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m. Open: San Diego, Chicago, Green Bay, New Orleans Monday’s Game N.Y. Jets at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. Tennessee at New England, 4:15 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco Monday, Oct. 19 Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.
PF 102 57 74 24
PA 53 68 82 108
16. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 181.305. 17. (07) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 181.214. 18. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 181.137. 19. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 181.096. 20. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 181.032. 21. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 180.968. 22. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 180.945. 23. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 180.868. 24. (09) Mike Bliss, Dodge, 180.845. 25. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 180.773. 26. (9) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 180.741. 27. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 180.65. 28. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 180.632. 29. (43) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 180.591. 30. (26) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 180.524. 31. (71) David Gilliland, Chevrolet, 180.524. 32. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 180.51. 33. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 180.288. 34. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 180.144. 35. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 179.91. 36. (96) Bobby Labonte, Ford, 179.672. 37. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 179.269. 38. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 179.14. 39. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 178.496. 40. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 178.372. 41. (34) John Andretti, Chevrolet, 178.293. 42. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (36) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 179.033. Failed to Qualify 44. (37) Tony Raines, Dodge, 178.191. 45. (64) Mike Wallace, Toyota, 177.971.
NFC 3-1-0 0-1-0 1-2-0 0-4-0
AFC 0-0-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0
Div 3-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 0-2-0
Auto racing NASCAR-Sprint CupPepsi 500 Lineup
At Auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif. Lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 183.87. 2. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 183.108. 3. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 182.704. 4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 182.635. 5. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 182.315. 6. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 182.246. 7. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 182.223. 8. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 182.182. 9. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 182.002. 10. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 181.979. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 181.717. 12. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 181.644. 13. (44) AJ Allmendinger, Dodge, 181.42. 14. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 181.383. 15. (12) David Stremme, Dodge, 181.346.
Friday’s area boxscores P. Ridge 20, M. Ridge 17 M. Ridge P. Ridge
7 0 - 17 12 0 - 20
Scoring Summary MR - Matt Chilton blocked punt recovery in end zone (Matt Frein) MR - Frein 24 FG PR - Safety, ball kicked out of end zone PR - Ryan Patty 9 pass from Lee McNeill (pass failed) PR - Damarrell Alexander 14 run (pass failed) MR - Kolly Ogar 75 run (Frein kick) PR - Marcelis Lewis 16 run (kick failed) M. Ridge P. Ridge 15 First downs 13 39-197 Rushes-yards 28-126 106 Passing yards 90 7-23-2 Passes 12-19-0 10-73 Penalties 6-40 3-2 Fumbles-lost 1-0 Individual statistics Rushing: MR - Ogar 17-121, Tyler Chadwick 12-34, David Bryant 5-31, Dylan Williams 4-14, Chandler LeDoyen 1-(-3); PR - Lewis 16-54, Alexander 5-37, Jordan Oakley 1-20, McNeill 6-15. Passing: MR - LeDoyen 5-11-1 59, Chadwick 2-12-1 47; PR - McNeill 12-19-0 90. Receiving: MR - KJ Brent 5-85, Adam Remme 1-18, J.C. Howze 1-3; PR - Rad Crowell 4-43, Patty 5-30, Brian Jackson 2-10, Alexander 1-7.
WHS 22, Parkwood 7 Parkwood 0 Weddington 0
7 0 — 7 15 0 — 22
Scoring Summary W — Anthony Boone 5 run (Casey Lang) P — Kemp Lotharp (Dylan Hunter kick) W — Boone 1 run (Lang kick) W — Domonique Ardrey 67 punt return (Jake Reardon pass from Boone) Parkwood Weddington 15 First downs 10 42-163 Rushing yards 24-116 71 Passing yards 57 7-20-2 Passes 4-13-1 8-50 Penalties 8-83 3-2 Fumbles-lost 0-0 Individual statistics Rushing: Pw — Lotharp 22-110,
Maurice Leak 18-53, Seth Springs 1-0, Keith Harbison 1-0; WHS — Connor Gorham 16-77, Anthony Boone 5-23, Justin Pleasants 3-16. Passing: Pw — Leak 7-20-2 71; WHS — Boone 4-13-1 57. Receiving: Pw — Deonte Hiatt 5-46, Lotharp 1-15, Will Youhouse 1-10; WHS — C.J. Warrington 1-28, Cody Haverland 1-10, Zach Davis 1-10, Gorham 1-9.
Piedmont 38, CATA 24 Piedmont 7 C. Academy 2
6 15 - 3 8 0 14 - 24
Scoring Summary CA – Safety on fumbled punt PH – Cameron Leviner 23 pass from Ross Rushing (Mason Montgomery kick) PH – Kyle Eiss fumble recovery endzone (Montgomery kick) CA – Charvis Barrino 1 run (Barrino run) PH – Montgomery 28 field goal PH – Caleb Gordon 4 run (kick failed) CA – Barrino 1 run (conversion failed) PH – Jacob Oakley 6 run (Eiss run) PH – Rushing 2 run (Montgomery kick) CA – Barrino 2 run (Ryan Megargee) Piedmont CATA 13 First Downs 10 43-174 Rushes/Yards 45-143 135 Passing Yards 31 7-12-0 Passes 4-9-0 8-79 Penalties 3-22 Individual statistics Rushing: PH – Oakley 8-50, Steven Miller 10-37, Rushing 7-18, Parker VanEgidy 6-17, Leviner 2-10, Eiss 2-4; CA – Barrino 26-104, Mitch Blackburn 13-18, Kacey Robinson 3-10, Billy Wilson 2-8. Passing: PH – Rushing 6-11-0—124, Sawyer Baucom 1-1-0—11; CA -Barrino 4-9-0—31. Receiving: PH – Leviner 4-80, Davey Baucom 1-32, Sam Harris 1-12, Cody Purcer 1-11. CA -- Bily Wilson 3-20, Megargee 1-11.
Anson 30, Sun Valley 28 S.Valley Anson
7 - 28 7 - 30
Scoring Summary SV- Jody Fuller 24 pass from Ryan Smith (Cameron Havey kick) AHS- Brandon Ellerbe 61 run (Beau Melton kick) SV- Dustin Cook 30 pass from Smith (Havey kick) AHS- Melton 22 field goal AHS- Jordan Hildreth 22 run (kick failed) AHS- Ellerbe 2 run (Melton kick) SV- Cook 2 pass from Smith (Havey kick) AHS- Jonathan Hough 16 pass from Hildreth (Melton kick) SV- Andre McManus 36 pass from Smith (Havey kick) Sun Valley Anson 22 First Downs 15 23-85 Rushing yards 45-317 21-35-0 Passing 8-9-1 219 Passing Yards 130 2-20 Penalties-yards 7-75 1-0 Fumbles-lost 3-1 Individuals Rushing: SV- Jadarrius Williams 22-85, Smith 1-0; AHS- Maurice Copeland 16-67, Ellerbe 13-116, Hildreth 8-124, Stephone Anthony 5-3, Devonte Huntley 3-7. Passing: SV- Smith 21-35-0 219; AHSHildreth 7-8-1 76, Copeland 1-54. Receiving: SV- Fuller 5-48, McManus 4-59, Cook 4-47, Williams 2-17, Steven Cole 4-29, Robert Viehmeyer 1-6, Chris Duffy 1-13; AHS- Hough 6-118, Jackie Polk 2-12.
Monroe 62, N. Stanly 3 Monroe Stanly
28 14 13 7 — 62 0 3 0 0 — 3
Monroe N. Stanly 5 First downs 7 6-55 Penalties-yards 3-15 2-1 Fumbles-lost 1-0 22-249 Rushes-yards 33-83 5-8-1 Passing 5-15-1 166 Passing yards 6
Individual statistics Rushing: Monroe—Shamiir Hailey 11-164, Qwadarius Dubose 2-14, Donnard Covington 3-25, Wesley Mungo 1-4 Jalen Sowell 1-0, #40 3-33, William Collins 1-9; N. Stanly— Devonte Lilly 11-48, Hunter Lundsford 3-(-4), Cameron Sabol 1-3, Drew Beadle 2-2, Bobby Strother 4-17, Doug Stevens 5-3, Anthony Long 6-12, Johnny McLendon 1-2. Passing: Monroe—Jalen Sowell 5-8-1 166; N. Stanly—Doug Stevens 4-11-1 9, Hunter Lunsford 1-4-0 (-3). Receiving: Monroe—Quon Threatt 1-35, Issac Blakeney 1-53, Marcus Mosley 1-8, #4 1-12, Jamison Crowder 1-58; N. Stanly—Cameron Sabol 1-(-3), Devonte Lilly 2-10, Bobby Strother 1-2, Drew Beadle 1-(-3).
Pro baseball MLB Postseason Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary)
DIVISION SERIES American League New York 2, Minnesota 0 Wednesday, Oct. 7 New York 7, Minnesota 2 Friday, Oct. 9 New York 4, Minnesota 3, 11 innings Sunday, Oct. 11 New York (Pettitte 14-8) at Minnesota (Pavano 14-12), 7:07 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12 x-New York at Minnesota, 5:07 p.m. or 7:37 p.m. if only game Wednesday, Oct. 14 x-Minnesota at New York, 6:07 p.m. or 8:07 p.m. if only game Los Angeles 1, Boston 0 Thursday, Oct. 8 Los Angeles 5, Boston 0 Friday, Oct. 9 Boston (Beckett 17-6) at Los Angeles (Weaver 16-8), late Sunday, Oct. 11 Los Angeles (Kazmir 10-9) at Boston (Buchholz 7-4), 12:07 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12 x-Los Angeles (Saunders 16-7) at Boston (Lester 15-8), 8:37 p.m. or 7:37 p.m. if only game Wednesday, Oct. 14 x-Boston at Los Angeles, 9:37 p.m. or 8:07 p.m. if only game National League Los Angeles 2, St. Louis 0 Wednesday, Oct. 7 Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 3 Thursday, Oct. 8 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2 Today Los Angeles (Padilla 4-0) at St. Louis (Pineiro 15-12), 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 x-Los Angeles at St. Louis, 3:37 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 x-St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9:37 p.m. or 8:07 p.m. if only game Philadelphia 1, Colorado 1 Wednesday, Oct. 7 Philadelphia 5, Colorado 1 Thursday, Oct. 8 Colorado 5, Philadelphia 4 Today Philadelphia (P.Martinez 5-1 or Blanton 12-8) at Colorado (Hammel 10-8), 9:37 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 Philadelphia at Colorado, 10:07 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 x-Colorado at Philadelphia, 6:07 p.m. or 8:07 p.m. if only game
Pro basketball NBA Preseason Glance All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 3 0 1.000 — Boston 1 1 .500 1 1/2 New York 1 1 .500 1 1/2 Toronto 1 2 .333 2 New Jersey 0 2 .000 2 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 3 0 1.000 — Atlanta 1 0 1.000 1 Charlotte 1 1 .500 1 1/2 Washington 1 1 .500 1 1/2
.000 2 1/2
Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 2 0 1.000 — Detroit 2 0 1.000 — Cleveland 1 0 1.000 1/2 Indiana 1 1 .500 1 Milwaukee 0 2 .000 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Houston 2 1 .667 — Dallas 1 1 .500 1/2 Memphis 1 1 .500 1/2 San Antonio 0 1 .000 1 New Orleans 0 2 .000 1 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 2 0 1.000 — Minnesota 1 1 .500 1 Utah 1 1 .500 1 Denver 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Oklahoma City 0 1 .000 1 1/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 1 0 1.000 — Golden State 1 1 .500 1/2 Phoenix 0 0 .000 1/2 L.A. Clippers 0 1 .000 1 Sacramento 0 2 .000 1 1/2 Thursday’s Games Indiana 126, Denver 104 Utah 109, Real Madrid 87 Charlotte 108, New Orleans 101 Friday’s Games Orlando 113, Houston 104 Dallas 123, Washington 115 Philadelphia 93, New Jersey 92 Boston 96, New York 82 Toronto 112, Minnesota 97 San Antonio 107, Olympiacos 89 Golden State at L.A. Lakers, late Portland at L.A. Clippers, late Today’s Games Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 2 p.m. Cleveland vs. Charlotte at North Charleston, S.C., 7:30 p.m. Chicago vs. Milwaukee at Green Bay, Wis., 8:30 p.m. Golden State vs. Phoenix at Palm Springs, Calif., 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Indiana vs. Denver at Beijing, Midnight New Jersey at Boston, 1 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 3 p.m. San Antonio at Miami, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 6 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 7 p.m.
Transactions Friday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Announced OF Dewayne Wise refused his outright assignment to Charlotte (IL), making him a free agent. DETROIT TIGERS—Announced coach Andy Van Slyke has decided to pursue other opportunities and will not return to the staff in 2010. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Sent P Kevin Cameron, RHP Dan Giese and RHP Edgar Gonzalez and C Eric Munson outright to Sacramento (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Fired director of player development Dick Scott, Las Vegas (PCL) manager Mike Basso and scout Rob Ducey. Named Charlie Wilson directorminor league operations, Doug Davis minor league field coordinator, Andrew Tinnish director amateur scouting, Perry Minasian director of professional scouting and Jon Lalonde professional scout FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—Fined Tennessee DL Tony Brown $10,000 for helmet-to-helmet contact with Jacksonville QB David Garrard; Dallas DT Jay Ratliff $7,500 for helmet-to-helmet contact with Denver QB Kyle Orton; New England DT Mike Wright $5,000 for hitting Batlimore QB Joe Flacco in the head; Baltimore DT Haloti Ngata $5,000 for hitting New England QB Tom Brady in the head; Chicago DE Adewale Ogunleye $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle against Detroit, and Detroit CB Anthony Henry $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle against Chicago.
Saturday, October 10, 2009 / 3B
Wolfpack QB wants to start new streak against Duke RALEIGH (AP) â€” Russell Wilson went so long â€” nearly 400 passes, in fact â€” without throwing an interception that it seemed like he might never throw one again. Yet he threw two last week to snap his NCAA-record streak, sending him into North Carolina Stateâ€™s game against instate rival Duke on Saturday with the goal of starting another long mistake-free run. â€œI feel like thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m supposed to do,â€? Wilson said. â€œIâ€™m expected not to turn the ball over. Iâ€™m expected to be successful every time I step on the field and thatâ€™s what I expect of myself. â€œIn terms of the interception
record, itâ€™s definitely a good thing. Itâ€™s an NCAA record. Thatâ€™s pretty cool. But at the same time, I want to try to beat that again.â€? Wilson set the Bowl Subdivision mark with 379 straight passes without an interception before Wake Forestâ€™s Josh Bush picked him off on a poorly thrown deep ball during the second quarter of the 30-24 loss to the Demon Deacons. Then Kenny Okoro picked him off in the end zone with 2:02 left on his final throw of the game. Wilsonâ€™s ability to protect the football has certainly helped the Wolfpack (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) in his second season as a starting quarterback.
He threw 17 touchdowns with one interception en route to becoming the first freshman quarterback named first-team allACC last year, and had thrown 12 touchdowns in the three games leading up to the Wake Forest loss. It was a reminder that Wilson is still a young quarterback, one that coach Tom Oâ€™Brien wants to see learn to step up in the pocket more as part of his development. â€œHeâ€™s been going out, back and around,â€? Oâ€™Brien said. â€œNow heâ€™s able to do that, or he was able to do it against Pittsburgh and at Wake Forest, but he wasnâ€™t able to against South Carolina. You have to do it right
all the time. It canâ€™t just be based on who youâ€™re playing and what youâ€™re seeing. Those are some of the things we have to work with him on. Heâ€™s still a young kid.â€? Still, that mobility and bigplay ability is enough to have Duke (2-3, 0-1) concerned as it tries to snap an 11-game losing streak in the series. And while the interception streak is over, the Blue Devils also know he wonâ€™t make many mistakes. â€œWeâ€™ve got to stay back and plaster our man because as soon as he starts scrambling, our guys are going to break off their routes and going to spots they probably run in practice,â€? Duke cornerback Chris Rwabukamba said. â€œFor us, itâ€™s making sure
we stay on our man and stay back and when he crosses the line, then we can come up. But if thereâ€™s any gray area, make sure we stay back and make sure we donâ€™t give up big plays like that.â€? Duke coach David Cutcliffe said defending Wilson requires discipline, calling the sophomoreâ€™s style of play â€œdesigned unpredictability.â€? â€œHeâ€™s not just running around like a wild man out there,â€? Cutcliffe said. â€œYouâ€™ve got to do a lot of things. Heâ€™s going to make some plays. The best thing you can do is not let him make two or three in a row. And once he makes a play, you canâ€™t hang your head.â€?
E-J staff photo by Rick Crider
Kemp Lotharp, right, rushed 22 times for 110 yards and a touchdown for the Rebels while Weddingtonâ€™s Domonique Ardrey, tackling him, ran a punt back 67 yards for a TD in addition to two sacks and a forced fumble.
first half. Even though WHS had just 107 yards of offense and five first downs at halftime, the Continued from Page 1B four takeaways by the deThe Warriors were held to fense allowed the Warriors 173 yards of offense and 10 to lead at the half. â€œWe came out strong in the first downs, compared to 234 yards and 15 first downs for first half and then had a litthe Rebels. But Parkwood tle letdown and they scored turned the ball over four so we had to fight back,â€? Ardrey said of his mindset on times â€” all in the first half â€” while Weddington had the critical kickoff return. â€œCoach Hardin, heâ€™s a good one turnover. Ardrey, a 6-2, 195-pounder coach, an intelligent coach and he told us at who is playing outside halftime what we linebacker, also had were doing right two sacks. On his first and what we were sack, Ardrey drew a doing wrong. The holding penalty (that coaches talk about was declined) but still finishing and thatâ€™s sacked the quarterwhat we did. We finback and forced a fumished the game.â€? ble that was recovered Senior tailback by a teammate. Kemp Lotharp was The turnover led to ARDREY a bright spot for the only score of the Parkwood, rushing first half, as the Warriors drove 62 yards on just 22 times for 110 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown run. five plays. The big play was a 28-yard Lotharp also had an 18-yard pass from Boone to tight end run on the drive, but the key C.J. Warrington along the play was QB Maurice Leakâ€™s 46-yard keeper. right sideline. Lotharp, who missed two Boone also drew a late hit on the throw, and the pen- games with an ankle sprain alty moved the ball down to earlier in the year, aggravated the injury in the fourth Parkwoodâ€™s 10. Boone went the last 5 quarter and was carried off. Gorham, a sophomore who yards on a keeper, and Casey Langâ€™s extra point made it plays tailback and defensive 7-0 with 11:53 to play in the back, carried 16 times for 77 yards for the Warriors. second quarter. WHS improved to 4-3 overWeddington linebacker Zach Davis had an intercep- all and 1-0 in the Southern tion on the first pass of the Carolina Conference. Parkwood dropped to 3-4 game, and cornerback Cole Finch also had a pick in the overall and 0-1 in the league.
Chase contender Hamlin grabs pole for race in Fontana FONTANA, Calif. (AP) â€” Denny Hamlinâ€™s No. 11 Toyota was running so poorly before qualifying Friday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway that his Joe Gibbs Racing team took it back to the garage and basically blew it up. Whatever they did, it worked. Hamlin grabbed the pole for the 500-mile race Sunday with a lap of 183.870 mph as the Chase for the Championship contender tries to draw closer to leader Mark Martin. â€œWhen you run so horribly in practice, youâ€™re at liberty to throw whatever you want at it and we just came up with a great
setup,â€? Hamlin said after winning his seventh career pole. â€œThe only other time I can remember this situation happening was our first Pocono race. We were about 20-something in practice and horrible and we threw something at it and picked it up huge in qualifying and in the race as well.â€? Hamlin is sixth in the standings heading into the fourth race of the 10-race Chase, 99 points behind Martin. Hamlin predicted before the Chase began that he could pick up a victory or two and become a factor. Heâ€™s slipped slightly the last two weeks, but has performed well at California. He was sixth
during the February race here and finished third in the fall race a year ago. Still, he knows starting from the pole doesnâ€™t mean much except for the opportunity to grab five early bonus points for leading a lap. Then again, it beats the alternative. He has struggled during qualifying for much of the year and hasnâ€™t won a pole since the 2008 spring race at Richmond. Heâ€™s spent most of the season having to diligently work his way to the front because of lackluster qualifying. He wonâ€™t have to do that on Sunday. â€œWe can just get more adjust-
ments in to try and fine-tune the car and I think thatâ€™s why a lot of times youâ€™ll see the guys that qualify up front, theyâ€™ll finish up front because they get more opportunities to refine their car for the dash at the end,â€? Hamlin said. Johnson and Martin wonâ€™t be far behind. Johnson will start third, one spot behind Greg Biffle. Martin will start ninth. Juan Pablo Montoya, third in the points, will start fourth. Probably. His No. 42 Target Chevrolet scraped the wall on his final lap, and members of his Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team were clanging away at the right rear fender
as the garages closed trying to bang it back into shape. Theyâ€™ll likely do everything they can to avoid having to go to a backup car. The car he brought to the race is the same one he used at Indianapolis, where he dominated in July before a late pit road penalty cost him the race. David Reutimann, a strong eighth last week at Kansas, qualified second but was sent to the back of the field when his No. 00 Toyota failed post-qualifying inspection for exceeding the gaslevel limit in the rear shocks. Tony Raines and Mike Wallace failed to qualify for the 43-car field.
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Defensivey, Issac Blakeney stood out, constantly pressuring the opposing teamâ€™s quarterback. By the third quarter, Blakeney had forced bad throws thanks to 12 quarterback pressures and three sacks. â€œThey like to run a lot of option, so my job, no matter what the quarterback did, I had the quarterback,â€? Blakeney said. â€œWe knew a couple weeks ago that he might have the opportunity to play that position at the next level, and heâ€™s enjoying it right now,â€? said Sowell of Blakeney, who has committed to Duke. â€œOh I like it. Theyâ€™ve usually got me at cornerback, but I like playing defensive end,â€? Blakeney added. Moving into next weekâ€™s home matchup with Union Academy, Sowell said his team needed to work on tackling and special teams coverage in order to prepare for stiffer competition later in the year.
Sun Valley came out in the second half and went three and out on offense, but the defense stopped the Bearcats at their 35-yard line on fourth down. The Spartansâ€™ offense then found a rythym, and with the help of three penaties for 35 yards they found the end zone on a 2-yard pass from Smith to Cook. The Bearcats extended their lead right back to nine points with a 6-play drive that included a halfback pass that went for 54 yards and ended with a 16-yard pass from Hildreth to Jonathan Hough. Sun Valley cut the lead back to two with a quick 10-play, 83-yard drive. The game looked to be in the hands of the Bearcats after Hildreth kept a drive alive with a 33-yard run on a 4th and 1, but a fumbled pitch on the next play by Stephone Anthony was recovered by Michael Stein at the Spartansâ€™ 16-yard line. It didnâ€™t take long for the Spartans to get in field goal range, and the coaches put the game on the leg of their kicker, running the ball into the middle of the field with five seconds left before the game ended in dramatic fashion. â€œIt looked like he just didnâ€™t get good wood on the ball,â€? said Spartan coach Scott Stein. â€œThe game goes like that sometimes.â€?
Panthers Continued from Page 1B CATA kept the game close during the first halfâ€“ trailing only 17-10 by halftime, but the Panthers overpowered the second half playing fundamentally sound as they never turned over the football
Photo by Jamie Belk
Sun Valley senior receiver Dustin Cook (3) scored a touchdown on this play. Cook had two touchdown catches on the night.
and kept momentum in their favor. â€œWe are working with our kids and I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s a culture of not winning or how to handle winning â€“ they come out slow,â€? Ambrose said. â€œFrom the first whistle to the last and those are lessons that weâ€™re going to work on every week.â€? Playing aggressive, the
Panthers attempted three onside kicks during the game â€“ successfully picking up the third attempt on RUSHING the CATA 38-yard line with 6:46 re-
maining to play. The kick led to a Ross Rushing 2-yard touchdown run with 5:36 remaining â€“ putting the score at 38-16 and ending any thoughts of a CATA comeback. CATA will travel to first-year school Cuthbertson next Friday while Piedmont hosts West Stanly.
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